The University of Bahrain will be issuing diplomas on Blockchain,
According to the report, the university will use the open-standard Blockcert solution in collaboration with Learning Machine – a startup that provides a system for issuing verifiable official records in a blockchain-anchored format. The development team of Blockcerts explains:
“Blockcerts offers a decentralized certification system. The Bitcoin Blockchain acts as a trusted provider, making the credentials tamper-proof and verifiable. Blockcerts can, therefore, be used in conjunction with the certification of scientific, academic and professional evidence. ”
As Cointelegraph reported in September last year, the Bahrain government emphasized the importance of blockchain technology to the country’s economy at the same time as calling for the vigilance of cybersecurity. Abdulhussain Mirza, Bahrain’s Minister of Electricity and Water, said:
“Blockchain’s ability to protect users’ data is a true sign of progress. First of all, because they can be applied to different companies in different industries, including cybersecurity. “
As reported by Cointelegraph, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) also issued block-based digital certificates to more than 100 graduates as part of a pilot program in mid-October 2017. The certificates were also awarded using the Blockcerts platform to ensure tamper resistance and immutability.