U of Bahrain to use blockchain certificates

The University of Bahrain (UOB) has partnered with credential provider Learning Machine to become one of the first universities globally to issue blockchain-powered digital diplomas that will be instantly verifiable by students and their employers.

Using Blockcerts – a global standard for creating, issuing, viewing, and verifying any type of official record using a blockchain as a secure anchor of trust – the digital records will be registered, cryptographically signed and tamper-proof.

UOB will pilot the credentials with its postgraduate programs, before expanding to undergraduate programs.

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

Senior vice president of Business Development at Learning Machine, Natalie Smolenski added that the demand for secure and interoperable digital records is exploding worldwide.