Published on October 11th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
Blockchain Testing Academic Credentials at Australian University
A public university in Australia is testing a mobile-based system for issuing and maintaining recipient-owned academic credentials on a blockchain.
The tools being built for the University of Melbourne are based on the Blockcerts open standard, developed last year by Learning Machine Technologies and the MIT Media Lab.
The government of Malta, as previously reported, is also looking to track changes in academic records by using the tech.
According to a statement from university officials, the trial forms part of a wider effort to bridge new technologies with the higher learning institution’s existing services.
“Issuing credentials on the blockchain is a key component of this investigation.”