Validation — proof that the requirements of a particular system, user, product or service are satisfied.
Validation is also a confirmation based on the presentation of objective evidence that the requirements are precisely and fully predetermined, and the goal has been achieved.
Digital record validation
A legally significant action to confirm the validity of digital records in the blockchain, which is carried out in accordance with the procedure established by the rules of this blockchain.
Verification and validation
Verification is carried out almost always and is performed by checking the characteristics with the specified requirements. The result of verification is a conclusion of compliance or non-compliance.
Validation is carried out if necessary and is carried out by analyzing the specified conditions and assessing the compliance of characteristics. The result is a conclusion about the possibility of using something for specific conditions.
For example, the company produces pipes intended for laying in the ground. These pipes are manufactured according to the specifications. Do the finished pipes meet these specifications? Verification will answer this question.
Next comes an order involving the laying of pipes on the seabed. Can pipes that meet their specifications be used in this case? Validation will answer this question.