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Learning Machine Raises Series Seed
With MIT launched, Learning Machine raises seed to replace paper with blockchain credentials.
The ultimate social impact of blockchain technology depends on who controls our digital identities.
Using MIT’s new digital diploma system, employers and schools can quickly verify that a graduate’s degree is legitimate by using a link or uploading the student’s file.
Diplomas are just the start for blockchain’s potential in higher education, and many are looking at how issuing skills-based certificates—what some have dubbed “microcredentials”—could change the way …
A public university in Australia is testing a mobile-based system for issuing and maintaining recipient-owned academic credentials on a blockchain.
MIT spent the last year working with Learning Machine to develop its initial concept into a public resource, building blocks for developers to freely use.
Very soon this nascent technology could securely enable registrars to help students verify credentials without the hassle of ordering copies of transcripts.
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.
Researchers see potential for a digital ledger, called the “blockchain,” to help employers check whether job applicants have really taken the courses they say they have.
Storing educational credentials on a distributed ledger in a transparent manner makes a lot of sense. MIT Media Lab and Learning Machine has done exactly that, allowing individuals to share digital proof of their education and employment.
Still think blockchain is a mythical beast? The technology just got a big endorsement from MIT’s Media Lab, which introduced a project for issuing official credentials on blockchain.