- How do I know job candidates are telling the truth about their background?
- handful of educational institutions and technology companies are working on developing trustworthy, quickly verifiable digital diplomas and résumés using blockchain
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology just issued digital diplomas based on blockchain to all of its students who graduated in February – can be shared on social media or directly with employers
London-based startup Appii Ltd. see blockchain as the future of the résumé
- develop a product that first verifies the claims individual make about their history, then issues them a digital résumé in which their data from multiple locations and institutions are listed
- Employers and universities spend a lot of time and resources checking the work and educational backgrounds of applicants
- digital diploma could enable organizations to instantly check credentials without running background checks
- see this as the ability to give the student stewardship over their own records,
- Learning Machine , the company that worked with MIT on the code libraries behind its digital diplomas, says the technology, called Blockcerts, is an open standard
- part of a larger move to use blockchain to verify other kinds of credentials – for example, is looking to apply the blockchain process to situations where people need proof of having completed continuing professional-development classes, or of having attended conferences to take tests required by a professional license
- in 2017, Arizona added a law to recognize blockchain-based digital signatures.
- Blockchain in Transport Alliance experimenting with using blockchain technology as a form of driver identification