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Q1. Are Turing Certs NFTs?
No, while Turing Certs and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are both based on blockchain technology, they differ in their purposes and characteristics.
Turing Certs are of Digital Certificates, with the main purpose of verifying the authenticity and alteration-resistance of documents. They’re used to ensure the security of authoritative documents, important data and warranties for artworks.
NFT is used to represent the uniqueness and tradability of assets, such as art, music, virtual properties, to trade on blockchains.
Despite both being based on blockchain technology, the core purposes and features of Turing Certs and NFTs are distinct.
Q2. Are the digital certificates issued through Turing Certs legally binding?
Certificates issued through Turing Certs are legally binding.
In conformity with Article 11 of Electronic Signatures Act by Ministry of Digital Affairs, a certification practice statement shall include the following information:
Turing Certs provide full traceability, and are revocable, permanently preserved, and protected by ISO27001 and 27701.
Q3. Why do the certificates issued through Turing Certs need to be stored on the blockchain?
Unencrypted digital certificates might face the risks of security issues, low credibility, and data loss. Blockchain technology provides a higher level of security, credibility and data protection to ensure the integrity and authenticity of each certificate. Taking the advantages of blockchain technology, Turing Certs provide enhanced reliability and trustworthiness for users, preserving a comprehensive value of each certificate issued.
Q4. Is it safe to store personal information and data on the blockchain?
Storing data on the blockchain is generally and relatively safe, for reasons as follows:
Benefiting from decentralization and the encryption technologies by adopting EU-endorsed public blockchains, IOTA and Shimmer, Turing Certs provide security advantages with enhanced data credibility, integrity and resistance to alteration, offering the ultimate and trusting solution to users’ important documents.
Q5. Why do Turing Certs use public blockchains, instead of private or federated blockchains?
Turing Certs adopt public blockchains, IOTA and Shimmer, in Germany, for high-speed and feeless data storage with DAG-based Tangle network. The advantages of public blockchains are as follows:
Choosing a public blockchain helps avoid centralized control, security concerns, and complex management issues that private or federated blockchains might introduce.
Q6. Will my certificates disappear if Turing Certs are out of service?
No. Turing Certs offer three locations for data backup and archive: certifying institutions, the blockchain and Google Cloud Platform. When Turing Certs are out of service, we provide a time buffer of three months for our clients to retrieve their documents and certifications.
Q7. If the certifying institutions are out of service or close permanently, will my certificates disappear on Turing Certs?
No. Turing Certs offer three locations for data backup and archive: certifying institutions, the blockchain and Google Cloud Platform. When certifying institutions are out of service, we provide a time buffer of three months for our clients to retrieve their documents and certifications.
Q8. If there are credits left from my plan when the contract is due, will my credits disappear?
No, the credits will not disappear. All of the remaining credits will be available when a contract is renewed.
Q9. What should I do if I do not want irrelevant individuals to view my certificate?
No one will be able to see the certificates from Turing Certs aside from the certifying institutions and the certificate holder themselves. Turing Certs also offer four different levels of sharing permission for certificate holders to choose from according to their needs.