Certificates on the blockchain allow individuals to hold and share digital proof of their education and employment

Learning Machine and MIT Media Lab’s Learning Initiative have released the first version of an open-source project that builds an ecosystem for creating, sharing, and verifying blockchain-based educational credentials.

These certificates can be collected by individuals and shared directly with anyone who requires official documents. It’s as simple as sending a link. The Bitcoin blockchain is currently being used as the secure anchor of trust to ensure that each certificate is authentic, unchanged, and still valid.

Subsequent releases will make it more...

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