KBA develops solution to make course certificates tamper-proof

Kerala Blockchain Academy (KBA) has developed a solution to make certificates issued by academic institutions, including universities, tamper-proof, which will help end faking and forgery of documents pertaining to academic qualifications. KBA, an initiative of the state government under the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala (IIITM-K), is the first government academic and research institution to come up with a completely in-house solution that will ensure complete authenticity of course certificates. The decentralised and tamper-proof nature of blockchain makes it nearly impossible for the data to be modified or faked. This solution is developed with a strong commitment to make the certification process transparent while respecting the candidate’s privacy, a press release said. To start with, the technology will be used for course certificates of various training programmes conducted by KBA.Subsequently, it will be passed on to universities and other academic institutions.Any employer or individual can simply scan the QR code printed on certificates with a smartphone and verify the authenticity with a single touch.Every certificate has an international identity with the unique timestamp and block number. This brings more value to the course certificates in the global job marketplace as the KBA graduates can easily get their certificate credibility verified with the potential employer with a simple process.

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Date Headline Publication Edition Language Source Page No.
19.9.2019 ‘Blockchain’ to make course certificates tamper-proof Malayala Manorama All Kerala Malayalam 5
15.9.2019 KBA to launch Developer Course on Corda Metro Vaartha All Kerala Malayalam 9
19.9.2019 ‘Blockchain’ to make course certificates tamper-proof Kalakaumudi All Kerala Malayalam 10
19.9.2019 KBA develops solution to make course certificates tamper-proof Janayugom All Kerala Malayalam 4
19.9.2019 KBA Solution to Make Certificates Tamper-proof Economic Times Kochi English 4
15.9.2019 KBA to launch Developer Course on Corda Blockchain Metro Vaartha Kochi Malayalam 9
19.9.2019 KBA introduce Blockchain technology Mathrubhumi Trivandrum Malayalam 9
19.9.2019 ‘Blockchain’ to make course certificates tamper-proof Suprabhatham All Kerala Malayalam 8
19.9.2019 ‘Blockchain’ to make course certificates tamper-proof Malayala Manorama Delhi Malayalam 2
19.9.2019 KBA develops solution to make course certificates tamper-proof Keralabhooshanam All Kerala Malayalam 12
19.9.2019 KBA develops solution to make course certificates tamper-proof Janayugom Kochi Malayalam 8
19.9.2019 KBA Solution to Make Certificates Tamper-proof Economic Times All Kerala English 4
19.9.2019 ‘Blockchain’ to make course certificates tamper-proof Malayala Manorama Kochi Malayalam 5
19.9.2019 QR code and block number help to keep authenticity of certificates Deshabhimani Trivandrum Malayalam 11
19.9.2019 Blockchain solution to make course certificates tamper-proof Suprabhatham Kochi Malayalam 8
19.9.2019 KBA develops solution to make course certificates tamper-proof Chandrika Trivandrum Malayalam 2
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PTI: KBA develops solution to make course certificates tamper-proof: 18.9.2019
UNI: KBA develops solution to make certificates tamper-proof: 18.9.2019
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