MIT Media Lab and Learning Machine just rolled out an open sourced platform for the creation and sharing of blockchain-based educational credentials. This is another step towards verifying, storing and sharing documents that require a layer of authenticity. Similarly to how blockchain technologies can and will greatly affect property title through its ability to authenticate the data and safe-keep the information. Maybe from now on doctors, lawyers and other professionals won't be hanging up certificates on their walls - it'll all be showcased on the blockchain.
The first generation of students to grow up entirely during the Internet age have started applying for college, and many admissions officers can share stories about applicants trying to text photos of their academic records. The expectation, while seemingly humorous, conveys an honest impression about the way things should work. It should be that easy for people to share certified records directly with others and have them trusted as authentic.”