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University Of Bahrain To Issue Diplomas Using Blockchain

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University of Bahrain (UOB) is to issue blockchain-powered digital diplomas using the Blockcerts open standard, in partnership with blockchain technology company Learning Machine. It claims to be one of the first universities globally to issue digital diplomas on blockchain.

Learning Machine creates software to provide official records that are cryptographically signed, tamper proof, and independently verifiable via the blockchain anywhere in the world. It is the provider of Blockcerts credential issuing systems.

Blockcerts is a global, open standard for creating, issuing, viewing and verifying any type of official record using a blockchain as a secure anchor of trust. These digital records are registered on a blockchain, cryptographically signed, tamper-proof and directly shareable.

Learning Machine is working with UOB to provide their students and graduates with digital records they own for a lifetime and can verify anywhere in the world.

The university will use this technology to provide an encrypted platform to issue credentials to students with cryptographic proof that they were issued by UOB.

Students will also have their own digital file at UOB for any of their future employers to verify without them having to wait for UOB to validate their credentials.

As a pilot, UOB is starting with its postgraduate programs and intends to expand it to undergraduate programs in due course.

Learning Machine has already deployed secure credentialing systems for customers across Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, the Middle East and North America.

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