This working paper summarises results from five rounds of interviews with Employers, HR representatives, University Representatives, Open Badge Pioneers and European experts in the field of education and accreditation.  The paper presents a thorough analysis of the pains and gains of digital badges from different stakeholder perspectives, and suggests three scenarios – Minimum, Medium and Maximum – for the scaling of digital badges.  The paper rounds off with four Good Pracice Examples of badges used within Higher Educations contexts for both acknowledgement of formal and non- formal learning achievements.