"In 2017, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Central New Mexico Community College became the first institutions in the United States to experiment with offering students the option to receive a digital diploma through a blockchain-based app. Once students graduate, they can use their phones to download a copy of their diplomas as a JSON file, and that file can be shared with employers who confirm the information through a degree verification portal."—Source: Campus Technology
WHY THIS MATTERS:
Read how blockchain is being used to reimagine the traditional transcript, streamlining the verification process and letting students take control of their credentials. Standardization could also open up blockchain-based transcripts to include short-form credentials like certifications and digital badges.