Going Beyond the Digital Diploma

Campus Technology: 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.

"From a trust and immediacy of information standpoint, we saw the real potential of putting trusted and effective records out into the world," said Mary Callahan, senior associate dean and registrar at MIT.

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