Diplomas Are Now Being Issued Via Blockchain With The University Of Bahrain

Blockchain technology is unique in its ability to track information without allowing it to be modified or removed after being posted. Multiple industries are finding that this type of tracking benefits them greatly. Now, the University of Bahrain is applying the technology to their own diplomas for students, as reported by Trade Arabia on January 13th.

This article states that the university has partnered Learning Machine, a startup that issues official records via blockchain, with the Blockcerts open standard. This follows a recent report that the local government had been focusing on how necessary blockchain technology is to the economy, which came out in September.

At that time, the minister of electricity and water affairs, Abdul Hussain Mirza said,

“Blockchain’s ability to protect user’s data is a true mark of progress, especially due to the fact that it can be applied in different companies from different industries including cybersecurity.”

The university’s decision to take on this initiative is not just about the diplomas. Instead, it is the party of a strategy involving digitization for mobile learners. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has decided to follow suit with the digital certificates, issuing them to their graduates during a 2017 pilot program that commenced in mid-October.

CoinTelegraph recently analyzed the process on how MIT is managing to use the Blockcerts platform to issue the diplomas. MIT’s goal is to reduce the risk of tampering with the academic credentials of the students.

To elaborate, the Blockcerts development team said,

“Blockcerts provides a decentralized credentialing system. The Bitcoin blockchain acts as the provider of trust, and credentials are tamper-resistant and verifiable. Blockcerts can be used in the context of academic, professional, and workforce credentialing.”

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