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Blockchain to Promote Transparency and Raise Education Standards

Blockchain to Promote Transparency and Raise Education Standards

Blockchain to Promote Transparency and Raise Education Standards

Blockchain to Promote Transparency and Raise Education Standards

For example, let us consider the application of blockchain technology in a bank: it can be used to create a sort of e-book that tracks every purchase and sale, ownership details, and even the provenance of valuables. The distributed database system that stores multiple versions of each transaction in the form of a block, secured by complex algorithms, makes it extremely difficult to hack or modify. 

Where can this characteristic of blockchain be adopted in the education landscape?

Commonly, individuals secure multiple qualifications from various educational institutions or attend short-term courses to upskill, get certified or even maybe promoted. And, each university has a small team to handle verification queries from the employers. The members of the team quickly access a local storage device or a cloud server to check and verify a person’s qualifications against their CV – a time-consuming and expensive exercise.

Now, as we saw above, the decentralised system of blockchain shares the data across a network of computers, forming a digital ledger of information that is immutable. Also, each computer will have a complete copy of the ledger, so if one or two computers fail, it will not result in any data loss. 

Blockchain verification certificate

While conducting verification of a file, this distributed nature of blockchain allows anyone to check and verify the digital signature of a file across any of the computers in the network. It further makes it easier for individuals to share their certificates with prospective employers and institutions in a direct, autonomous and secure way. 

Blockchain works as a platform for achieving and maintaining integrity in distributed peer-to-peer systems, removing the need for any central authority or clearinghouse. 

This is how the system works:

  • Every user maintains their information, including transactions, contracts, certifications, credentials, assets, and identities. 
  • These entries are permanent, transparent and secure, which helps tackle frauds.
  • Every new update is an added ‘block’ to the ‘chain’ which is managed by a blockchain protocol that initiates, validates, records and distributes information.
  • Cryptology maintains the integrity of the system instead of third-party intermediaries.

Using blockchain technology, we’re facilitating educational institutions and employers to share and verify an individual’s credentials or transcripts with a single click.

“On the Certif-ID platform, institutes can issue blockchain-powered certificates directly into an individual’s profile or Certificate Wallet. So, there’s no room for manipulation between the point of the certificate being issued and it being visible to recruiters,” said Tim Miller, Co-Founder of Certif-ID.

Setting new standards of trust, transparency and efficiency, Certif-ID is empowering skilled professionals across the globe with equal opportunities in the jobs they’re looking for.

Action to take: Schedule a demo and explore possibilities with Certif-ID