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Learning Machine continues to lead the adoption of secure, verifiable digital records with a focus on the end goals of vendor independence and recipient ownership. This month, Tecnológico de Monterrey announced that it would join Universities around the world to issue blockchain credentials using the Blockcerts open standard. 

Blockcerts also placed as a top 3 finalist (from a field of over 170 initiatives worldwide) for the World Bank ID4D + MIT Solve Mission Billion Challenge to provide secure, private identity solutions to the 1 billion people in the world who lack forms of legal identity.

Learning Machine continues to spread the word about the value of open standards for data ownership in the press and at events around the world: AACRAO, ASU + GSV, McMaster University, BETT MEA, and the Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting.

CUSTOMER STORY


Tecnológico de Monterrey
Mexico's premiere technology research University, Tecnológico de Monterrey, announced a partnership with Learning Machine to issue academic records using the Blockcerts open standard. 5,000 graduates will become the first in Mexico to receive lifelong, verifiable Digital Diplomas at the conclusion of the Spring 2019 semester.

AWARDS


World Bank ID4D + MIT Solve Mission Billion Challenge
Blockcerts was judged a top 3 finalist out of 170+ presenting initiatives for the World Bank ID4D + MIT Solve Mission Billion Challenge to provide secure, private digital identity to the over 1 billion people worldwide who lack it.

LEARNING MACHINE IN THE NEWS


Yahoo! Finance
Learning Machine CEO Chris Jagers describes the Blockcerts open standard and its value for education on Yahoo! Finance at the ASU + GSV Summit.
"Personal Data is Akin to Your Body": Interview with Omidyar Network's GoodID Initiative
Learning Machine SVP Natalie Smolenski talks with Omidyar Network's GoodID team about why personal data can be considered an extension of self, and why self-sovereign alternatives to centralized identity frameworks are so important for humanity.

RECENT EVENTS


CafeX at McMaster University
Award-winning journalist Jennifer Lewington, McMaster University Dean of Engineering Ishwar Puri, Learning Machine CTO Kim Hamilton Duffy, CEO of eCampus Ontario, and McMaster University Registrar Melissa Pool discussed the importance of standards for blockchain-based digital credentials.

The panel spotlighted a pilot project run by McMaster University’s Faculty of Engineering in cooperation with the University’s Office of the Registrar to offer Blockcerts for its MacChangers program this April, as well as Canada’s first digital degrees this June to engineering students.
BETT Middle East and Africa
Abu Dhabi, UAE - Cameron Mirza, Head of Strategy for the University of Bahrain, and Learning Machine SVP Natalie Smolenski presented on how the University of Bahrain has pioneered the use of Blockcerts for digital credentials in the Middle East.
Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting
Puebla, Mexico - Learning Machine and Tecnológico de Monterrey presented their collaboration on the first implementation of Blockcerts for academic records in Mexico. As portable, verifiable, recipient-owned digital credentials, Blockcerts get to the heart of solving the Groningen Declaration's mission to make digital student data portable.

FROM THE BLOG


Remaking Credentials
As we move from a world of discrete paper repositories to a world of interconnected digital systems, we need official records that are natively digital to reap the full benefits of electronic exchange.
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