The national university of the Kingdom of Bahrain will become one of the first universities globally to issue digital diplomas anchored to the blockchain using the Blockcerts open standard, in partnership with Learning Machine.
The Learning Machine Issuing System for blockchain-secured records, Blockcerts, now also issues IMS-compliant Open Badges to help organizations consolidate their credentialing operations in one system.
Digital diplomas will be issued to all KAUST students graduating in December 2018 using the Learning Machine Issuing System.
The Blockcerts open standard was selected because it provides vendor independence for records issuance, sharing, storage, and verification.
Blockcerts Credential Issuer, Verifier, and Wallet natively support public blockchains Bitcoin and Ethereum with open source architecture enabling expansion to any chain.
College for America graduates receive Bachelor's and Associate's Degrees as Blockcerts, independently-verifiable blockchain credentials.
The round was led by PTB Ventures and included strategic investments from Omidyar Network and Learn Capital
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Report provides guidance for policymakers and education officials regarding implementation of blockchain-based credentialing.