Technologies blockchain it can also be successfully used in higher education. It was proved by the Kielce University of Technology, which used it to confirm the authenticity of its diplomas.
Blockchain Billon used by the Kielce University of Technology
At the end of August, a group of the first graduates of the Kielce University of Technology received a link to a digital copy of their diploma, stored in blockchains. It has been properly secured against forgery and provided with a special key enabling its reading. The university based its solution on blockchain technology developed by a Polish company Billon.
A new standard in higher education
It is possible that digital university diplomas will soon become a common standard. This solution is especially helpful for students who can check the authenticity of a document from anywhere in the world. The system, which the Kielce University of Technology decided to implement with the help of Billon, is a much safer option than traditional methods of electronic data management.
The new solution provides the ability to save a PDF file in just a few seconds in the form of data distributed on the blockchain. In turn, graduates who will have a special key at their disposal will be able to download the file at any time and then use it, for example, for recruitment purposes. The potential employer will be able to quickly and easily verify its authenticity.
Protection against unfair practices
The use of blockchain technology provided by Billon in the process of managing sensitive data at universities enables effective counteracting of counterfeiting of academic degrees and titles. Numerous prestigious schools around the world issue digital copies of diplomas to their graduates. It is also worth mentioning that Billon's blockchain technology can also be used by other entities issuing professional certificates, licenses, certificates and all kinds of other important documents. Currently it is used by, among others Tauron and the Credit Information Bureau.