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MIB academic degrees validated through blockchain were awarded by ISDI in Spain

ISDI is the first business school to embrace this technology


Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Students of the MIB are now receiving their degree certificate through blockchain technology, and can validate its authenticity through a simple link they can share on their social media profiles.

ISDI is the first business school to embrace this technology for which new applications are already being planned.

ISDI's Global Executive Master Digital Business students were the first ones to receive their degree certificate through blockchain technology at Silicon Valley in April 2018. Now, all new ISDI diplomas will be validated in this manner.

What are the benefits of having a diploma registered on blockchain? 

·       You can verify the authenticity of ISDI degrees with just one click.

·       Students may share the verification link to their LinkedIn and other social media profiles so that any interested party can verify the existence of their degree.

·       ISDI has enabled a system in which you can verify the diploma's authenticity and at the same time download a certificate that includes a unique ID and the date and time of issue and the registration block. 

The last editions of the GMDB and MIB are the first to include this authentication. The school’s objective is to certify all new degrees through this technology. Although it’s currently mainly used for cryptocurrency, blockchain technology has many other potential applications such as degree verification.

With this initiative, ISDI continues to add value to its academic ecosystem. Using blockchain to certify degrees provides students and companies with an accessible and secure authentication process. 

Nacho de Pinedo, CEO of ISDI, explains that 

"Blockchain is to digital transactions what the hyperlink was to digital marketing. ISDI has spent months working to offer our students a model of digital certification that eliminates any arbitrary modification, and allows employers and human resource departments easy degree validation. From now on, every new ISDI student will have his own degree validated through blockchain. "

Each degree will have a unique digital footprint that is tamper-proof and completely secure thanks to Blockchain technology. The institution’s technical team has used the open-source Ethereum platform, a digital currency that is second in the market in issuance and investor volume. Created to back Bitcoin cryptocurrency, blockchain technology is on its way to becoming the next major system of information exchange. Its security, transparency, distribution control for communities, tamper-proof system and low cost have made this technology increasingly popular for various uses across multiple sectors. 

Aside from this initial stage, ISDI’s goal is to continue to create services with Blockchain technology that benefit its ecosystem. The idea is that each student will have their own ID so that their transcripts are on permanent record. The students who are now receiving their diplomas though Blockchain are those who graduated in June with a Master in Internet Businessthe first program created by ISDI. The X edition of this program is currently accepting applications.