CHARLOTTE – The ECPI University has launched a new service for its students, issuing digital titles on the Blockchain, becoming one of the first universities to do so. Graduates no longer need to contact the registry office to have a verifiable degree sent to a potential employer or for any other purpose.
Blockchain technology provides immediate and secure verification. The student checks his / her official documents and can publicly share his / her professional titles and / or certificates on social media profiles, or send them privately via e-mail or SMS using the & # 39; share & # 39; in the app and with your own unique URL. In 2019, the ECPI University plans to use this platform also to issue digital transcripts.
Used for the first time for cryptocurrency (eg Bitcoin), Blockchain manages information in small units called blocks, which are connected by encryption. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp and transaction data. Recipients can store their credentials acquired in the Blockcerts off-chain app on their smart device, while they use Blockchain for verification.
Blockchain anchorage records represent the most advanced form of digital document security and should be used extensively in higher education and other educational credential issuers in the coming years. These digital credentials have the potential to drastically reduce false statements on CVs as employers will be able to immediately demonstrate a person's educational background.
"This is the future of keeping your academic records viable regardless of any issuing entity," says Jeff Arthur, Chief Information Officer of ECPI University. "Preserve evidence and control of your results indefinitely.Employers benefit from a process that allows them to quickly and easily verify educational stories on a resume.The ECPI University is proud to be one of the first to adopt and end the archaic process of requesting a degree or transcription. "