Managing education records may get easier with blockchain technology. Sony has developed a new digital system for storing and managing education records that not only keeps them safe, but also makes it easier for them to be accessed by third parties. This topic came to us from GOOD Education in their article, “Sony Looks To Improve Data Management At Universities Through Blockchain Technology.”

Blockchain technology feels like this ethereal record management tool. Similar to when the term cloud was first used, people couldn’t touch it so therefore it wasn’t real. Blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.

For those in the business of fighting cyber crime, a blockchain database isn’t stored in any single location, meaning the records it keeps are truly public and easily verifiable – but with no centralized version of this information existing, there is nothing for a hacker to corrupt.

Melody K. Smith

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