According to the article above, the University uses the open standard Blockcerts in collaboration with the Learning Machine, a start-up providing a system for generating official records that can be verified using an enclosed blockchain format.
As Cointelegraph pointed out in September last year, the Bahrain government stressed the importance of blockchain technology for the country's economy, calling for vigilance in cybersecurity. Abdulhussain Mirza, the Bahrain Power and Water Minister, said:
"The ability of Blockchain to protect user data is a sign of progress, not only because it can be applied to different companies in different industries, including cybersecurity."
Trade Arabia reports today that the university blockchain initiative is part of a global strategy for digitisation of mobile students.
As reported by Cointelegraph, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) also issued digital certificates based on blockchain for more than 100 graduate students within the pilot program in mid-October 2017.
In an analysis of the project, Cointelegraph explained that MIT began issuing diplomas on Bitcoin Blockchain (BTC) through its Blockcerts platform to distribute university degrees, with the guarantee of inviolability and immutability.
Developer Team of Blockcert explained:
"Blockcerts provides a decentralised accreditation system." Bitcoin blockchain acts as a trusted service provider, and credentials are proven and verified. Blockcerts can be used in the context of academic, professional and professional training. "