Education is changing and technology is to blame. This interesting topic came to us from The Daily Hodl in their article, “Blockchain and Cybersecurity: Unleashing the Power of Self-Sovereign Identity and Data Integrity.

Believe it or not, the internet was originally created as a means for universities to share academic research – not to post photos of your cat. Over the past decade, blockchain has demonstrated its staying power through its versatility and applicability in industries where trust and data integrity are core values. This includes healthcare, real estate, digital payments, and education.

For processes, documents and data that need consistency and security, blockchain has the capability to guarantee both data integrity and immutability. Blockchain enables a self-sovereign environment where secure data sharing is guaranteed through complex cryptographic algorithms.

It is important to remember that even though blockchain positions every party on an equal footing, universities and companies need to maintain certain privileges or access when it comes to student or employee records. Blockchain can accommodate that need.

Obviously blockchain is more than just cryptocurrency.

Melody K. Smith

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