Sony And Fujitsu Create Blockchain Platform With Diploma Data
The transnational corporation Sony and electronics IT company Fujitsu from Japan have finished working on a distributed ledger platform that will help track information about the originality of documents certifying education, The Asahi Shimbun reports.
The blockchain will contain a diploma database of graduates of educational institutions, where foreigners study Japanese to get residential status in this country for further education.
In order to obtain the appropriate status it is necessary to submit papers to the immigration service, including those confirming knowledge of Japanese. Diplomas may be granted by foreign educational establishments. Local language schools will issue documents on behalf of these institutions by means of the platform.
There have already been cases of providing copies of fake education certificates issued in various Asian states. The authorities are concerned not only with illegal actions but also with the fact that students without appropriate language knowledge will inevitably experience difficulties in the country.
The platform is based on the Fujitsu educational system and the Sony Global Education blockchain. It'll be tested in March 2019, and its full launch is scheduled for April. Tests will be held at Human Academy in several cities in Japan. The county's language schools will be able to confirm the authenticity of educational certificates based on the blockchain data.
As previously reported, the University of Bahrain will give diplomas to graduates using blockchain technology.