The University of Bahrain will issue diplomas in the block chain, local media in English language, Trade Arabia reports 13 January.
According to the article mentioned above, the university uses the Blockcerts open standard in association with Learning Machine, an emerging company that provides a system for issuing verifiable official records using a blockchain-anchored format.
As Cointelegraph reported in September last year, The Bahraini government has emphasized the importance of blockchain technology for the country's economy while urging cybersecurity surveillance. Abdulhussain Mirza, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs of Bahrain, stated:
"Blockchain's ability to protect user data is a true mark of progress, especially due to the fact that You can apply different industries in different companies, including cybersecurity. "
Trade Arabia reports today that the university's blockchain initiative is part of a global digitalization strategy for mobile learners.
As Cointelegraph reported, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has also issued blockchain-based digital certificates to more than 100 graduates as part of a pilot program in mid-October 2017.
In a dedicated analysis of the project, Cointelegraph reported how MIT began to issue diplomas in the Bitcoin block chain (BTC) through its Blockcerts platform in an attempt to distribute the academic credential while guaranteeing resistance to manipulation and immutability.
The Blockcerts development team explained:
"Blockcerts provides a decentralized credentialing system. The Bitcoin blockchain acts as the trusted provider, and the credentials are tamper-proof and verifiable. Blockcerts can be used in the context of academic, professional and workforce accreditation. "