An Explanation of Decentralized Credit Scoring

Tearsheet explains the concept of decentralized credit scoring and how it is different from traditional credit scoring. The three major credit bureaus today all use traditional credit scoring that is based on debt repayment information reported by financial institutions to these bureaus; decentralized credit scoring uses a peer to peer network of trusted parties who can attest to the identity and creditworthiness of a potential borrower; many of these new decentralized systems are blockchain-based where no personal information is stored on the network. Source.

  • Peter Renton is the chairman and co-founder of LendIt Fintech, the world’s first and largest digital media and events company focused on fintech. Peter has been writing about fintech since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Fintech One-on-One Podcast, the first and longest-running fintech interview series. Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.

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