Two Italian schools will start issuing digital diplomas with the Ethereum blockchain. This measure, according to the source, is aimed at making the entire process of extradition and traceability transparent. But above all, the issuance of diplomas with the blockchain is designed to solve a long-standing problem in the country: fake documents on higher education.
The mentioned educational institutions are located in Rome and Croton. Licei internazionali di Villa Flaminia, located in Rome, will rely on the blockchain system developed by EY, and the l’Istituto d’Estruzione Superiore “M. Ciliberto – A. Lucifero”, which is located in Crotone, is collaborating with Blockchain Italia.
Regarding the initiative, Maria Chiara Sidori, head of the Rome High School Institute, said:
“This project can help eliminate information asymmetries with other bodies, allowing universities and companies to verify the accuracy of the qualifications declared by the candidate for the position.”
Such technology will allow educational institutions to notarize all information about students, courses that they will take, and thus provide individual supervision, without jeopardizing registry changes.
According to Sidori, this innovation will help strengthen existing teaching methods, which provide continuous feedback between the teacher and the student, as it will standardize the process in real time.
Blockchain solutions for schools affected by the coronavirus pandemic are another innovation. This news came amid global hysteria caused by an outbreak of coronavirus. Italy has become the new epicenter of the pandemic. According to the press, the death toll exceeded 1000 people. In this regard, it was announced the introduction of a new blockchain-based education technology provider Odem platform for Italian schools and universities affected by coronavirus.