Cryptography for academic administrative procedures
Universities from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Germany work together to create a system to verify digital credentials
It is known that university students must complete multiple academic procedures throughout their career. It is not strange that they face difficulties not only administrative but also techniques that do not end once they reach the last day of classes.
In this sense, blockchain technology has become an ally at a global level to provide efficient solutions. The alliance between the great houses of studies, thanks to the chain of blocks, allows “the use of the immutable distributed network” for automated academic matters and that, consequently, “the personal processing by the former student is no longer needed.”
Currently, 9 leading universities worldwide are working together to create a system for “verification of digital credentials.“
The Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands is participating in the project; Division of Continuing Education at Harvard University; the Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam in Germany; MIT; the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico; the Technical University of Munich in Germany; the University of California at Berkeley; the University of California at Irvine and the University of Toronto in Canada.
In this case, the Blockcerts server is an open standard that allows you to create applications that issue and verify official records based on blockchain technology. Former students can process certificates for civic records, academic credentials, professional licenses, workforce development, among others.
It is a significant advance that will benefit the entire academic population and alumni of the universities involved thanks to the digitalization of the documents.
Source: The Bitcoin Times
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