The evolving state of credentialing will make room for the emergence of new players, who can hold badges or service blockchains between students, campuses and employers.
In fact, Blockchain-based technologies are already being leveraged.
Institutions such as The University of Texas are developing blockchain-based transcript services that can ease the process with which credentials are stored and communicated.
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Others that have been offering or experimenting with blockchain-based digital certificates or transcripts include MIT, Georgia Tech and the new project-based Holberton School of software engineering in San Francisco.
Kelly Walsh is CIO of The College of Westchester in New York.