The University of Bahrain (UoF) turns to Blockcerts technology and will award degrees anchored in the blockchain .
From a press release , the University of Bahrain has established a partnership with the startup Learning Machine and will use open technology source Blockcerts in order to distribute digital education certificates registered on the blockchain .
“We are delighted to be pioneers in the use of the blockchain in the MENA region to better serve our students. They will have their own digital file, which means they won’t have to wait to prove their level of education to their future employer. Thus, Bahrain is positioning itself as a pioneering country in terms of technology. ” commented Riyad Hamzah , president of the University of Bahrain.
Blockcerts is an open standard for creating, issuing, viewing and verifying digital records stored on a tamper-proof and shareable blockchain .
“The demand for safe and interoperable digital recordings is exploding around the world. We are happy to work with the University of Bahrain to provide their students with digital certificates that they will own for life. ” added Natalie Smolenski , Director of Business Development at Learning Machine .
This is not the first faculty to turn to blockchain for the registration of diplomas . This summer, the Maltese government announced working in collaboration with Learning Machine on a similar pilot project.