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Awareness about the importance of open data standards for blockchain-based credentials is growing every month. This month, the Federation of State Medical Boards and Learning Machine published a report surveying digital credential types and use cases for healthcare provider credentialing. The US Department of Education convened its first-ever Education Blockchain Summit, where open standards were seen as key to rendering interoperable projects by various vendors and institutions.

And in a testimony to the power of open standards, McMaster Engineering built its own Blockcerts issuing solution, providing 940 students with digital diplomas they own for life and can verify anywhere, instantly and for free. The Canadian Government, building on its Blockcerts Talent Cloud project, announced that McMaster's Blockcerts degrees would be accepted for employment by the Canadian public sector

RESEARCH REPORTS


Healthcare and Digital Credentials
The Federation of State Medical Boards and Learning Machine Research have released a report surveying three types of digital credentials, with an eye to adoption by the medical profession. The report recommends transitioning to secure, self-attesting digital credentials to realize significant gains in efficiency, security, and portability for both physicians and patients. It also stresses the importance of adopting solutions based on open standards to preserve these benefits over time. Learn More.

IN THE NEWS


McMaster Engineering Builds its Own Blockcerts Issuing System
In a testimony to the power of open standards, McMaster University built a homegrown Blockcerts issuing system using the open source libraries available at blockcerts.org. It became the first institution in Canada to offer digital degrees powered by Blockcerts. Over 940 undergraduate engineering students received the institution’s first-ever digital diplomas. Further, the Government of Canada's Talent Cloud has said these Blockcerts will be accepted as official documents to support job applications. Learn more.
Blockchain In Education Use Case #1: Blockcerts
This interview is part of Disruptor Daily's Blockchain in Education series, where they interview the world's leading thought leaders on the front lines of the intersection between blockchain and education. In this interview, Disruptor Daily speaks with Learning Machine CEO Chris Jagers to understand how his company is using blockchain to transform the education business, and what the future of the industry holds. Learn more.

RECENT EVENTS


Department of Education Blockchain Summit
The Department of Education held its first-ever Education Blockchain Summit, inviting key stakeholders from educational institutions as well as public and private sectors to help identify major considerations for implementing blockchain-based solutions in education. The importance of data standards for blockchain-based educational records was front and center throughout the day-long event. 
Future EdTech, London
Speakers Natalie Smolenski from Learning Machine, Cameron Mirza from the University of Bahrain, and Sophie Bailey from the EdTech Podcast shared the University of Bahrain's experience issuing digital diplomas, followed by a discussion about blockchain literacy for staff and students.

LEARNING MACHINE NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH


Highlights Blockcerts Solutions Across Industries
Learning Machine is pleased to offer a full suite of secure digital credentialing services for Education, Government, Healthcare, and Workforce Development, all built on open standards.
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