Hokkaido State University, with the support of two telecommunications companies, creates a solution on the blockchain to verify the authenticity of education documents.
According to Nikkei, Muroran TechnologyThe institute (MuIT) is working with telecommunications giants Nippon Telegraph (NTT) and Telephone West to develop a blockchain-based solution for verifying education certificates.
According to sources familiar with the initiative,The project, which is planned to be implemented by March 2020, will be deployed in the existing Nippon Telegraph and Telephone diploma verification system. Technical support for developers will be provided by the local IT firm BarnardSoft.
Accounting for academic achievement becomesa daunting task for large companies. The project team made it clear that if the pilot blockchain is successful, it is planned to expand the capabilities of the solution in order to track career achievements and other information about the education of employees and applicants.
The blockchain diploma verification system will first be tested at MuIT before it is integrated into the workflows of five more universities in 2020.
Blockchain testing of diplomas is being testeduniversities and companies around the world. Recall that in September the Swiss University of St. Gallen announced the start of testing the blockchain system, which will help in the fight against the fake diplomas of higher education. It was previously reported that in Malaysia they plan to deal with fake diplomas at the national level. In addition, in February Malta announced the transfer of storage of diplomas on education to the blockchain.