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October 27, 2017

MIT Pilots Digital Diplomas Based on Bitcoin’s Blockchain

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Joshua Bolkan, Campus Technology
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has begun offering some students the option to receive digital diplomas through an app, in addition to a traditional paper degree. Based on Bitcoin’s blockchain technology and integrated with the school’s identity provider, the new diplomas are the result of a partnership between MIT and Learning Machine, a local software company. The electronic credentials were rolled out over the summer and offered to 111 students as part of a pilot program. Dubbed Blockcerts Wallet, the app allows students to share a tamper-proof diploma with employers, schools, friends or family.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/10/19/mit-pilots-digital-diplomas-based-on-bitcoins-blockchain.aspx

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