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Canadian university to issue blockchain-based diplomas to 4,800 students

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) will issue blockchain-based diplomas to more than 4,800 students, the university announced. In partnership with On-Demand Education Marketplace (ODEM), the institution becomes the first Canadian university to issue education credentials on the blockchain.

SAIT partnered with ODEM in December in a pilot conducted on the Ethereum blockchain to test the issuance of digital diplomas. The pilot involved 25 graduates who became the first-ever Canadian students to receive their credentials on the blockchain.

With the digital diplomas, graduates will be able to share their academic achievements with their recruiters digitally. For the recruiters, the validity of any documents presented by a graduate will be much easier to verify through the use…

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