Copy link
Increase text size
Decrease text size
Link copied

4,800 students graduate with blockchain-based diplomas from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

SAIT Heritage Hall.Imre Z. Balint/Flickr

Sat, 15 Jun 2019, 01:39 am UTC

Over 4,800 students have graduated from the SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) with blockchain-based diplomas. Located in Calgary, Canada, SAIT partnered with ODEM (On-Demand Education Marketplace) to issue digital records of students’ certificates on the Ethereum blockchain.

The purpose of the initiative is to enable students to present potential employers with uncontestable proof of their educational credentials. ODEM CEO Richard Maaghul also stated in a press release that blockchain enables the students to have more control over their records:

"Education is one of life's most valuable assets," he said. "We believe that students should have control over their own records, and blockchain technology makes that possible."

The initiative builds on a pilot project, which initially started out with 25 students but later grew to number in the thousands, making this graduating class the largest to leave school with credentials registered on the blockchain.

SAIT president and CEO, Dr. David Ross emphasized how the students have been equipped for success in the future marketplace:

"SAIT graduates are well-positioned for success with employers in today's rapidly changing digital landscape," Ross said. "By making valued SAIT credentials accessible through blockchain, our graduates and employers will continue to benefit from this innovative technology that's responsive, authentic and widely accessible."

SAIT is not the only university to run this kind of program, Cointelegraph reports. Other schools are now leveraging Blockchain in one form or another to prepare their students for future employment.

<Copyright © TokenPost. All Rights Reserved. >

To leave a comment, please sign in.
More
  • Bitcoin (BTC) $7,108.95 (-0.01%)
  • Ethereum (ETH) $142.02 (+0.04%)
  • XRP (XRP) $0.224600 (+0.84%)
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH) $206.57 (-0.13%)
  • Litecoin (LTC) $43.35 (-1.02%)
  • Bitcoin (BTC) $7,108.95 (-0.01%)
Dec 14, 2019 (Saturday)
05:44
Darknet marketplace Hydra launching an ICO on Dec.16 to fund its global expansion
Dec 13, 2019 (Friday)
12:50
Crypto Technicals: Major Cryptocurrency Support Resistance Levels
12:49
Crypto Technicals: Major Cryptocurrency Daily Technical Outlook
11:25
Crypto Technicals: BCH/USD edges above 5-DMA, near-term upside likely on break above 20-DMA (211.74)
11:24
Terra launches stablecoin-powered payments service in Mongolia
10:37
Crypto Technicals: Ripple (XRP) edges higher from session lows at 0.2154, 'Hammer' at lows raises scope for minor gains
10:22
Korean cybersecurity firm partners with R3 for digital asset management and MPC technology
08:55
SEC charges Shopin’ founder with orchestrating ICO fraud; Accused deactivates social media, Telegram account
08:55
Crypto exchange Kraken looking for operations director to helm ‘special-purpose depository institution’
07:49
Twitter looks to blockchain to decentralize social media
07:03
Crypto Technicals: LTC/USD flashes signs of recovery, 'Dragonfly Doji' and 'Bullish Divergence' could support minor upside
06:22
ING bank developing custody project for digital assets: Report
06:18
Basel Committee on Banking Supervision mulls designing global prudential standard for crypto-assets
05:28
Franklin Templeton leads blockchain-based social impact platform’s funding round
04:58
Crypto Technicals: BTC/USD breaks above 50H MA, 'Bullish Divergence' could support further gains
04:44
TokenSoft submits transfer agent filing to the SEC; Decision to arrive in 30 days
04:33
Crypto Technicals: ETH/USD recovery lacks traction, upside capped at 5-DMA
04:33
Glencore joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network for tracing cobalt
03:24
Grant Thornton releases second report on Cryptopia liquidation; Pulls back nearly $5M from various sources
03:23
Chainalysis launches compliance solution for Bitfinex amidst class-action lawsuit
Subscribe to the TokenPost newsletter!
Don't show me this again today.
Back to top
Copyright ⓒ TokenPost. All Rights Reserved.
PUBLISHsoft