Malta is the first country that will put all education certificates on a blockchain, according to local media MaltaToday. The Maltese government has signed a two-year contract with blockchain company Learning Machine, to scale-up of pilot project which covers all the nation’s education certificates issued by the state, church and independent schools.
“In 2017, we said Malta will become the blockchain island, and it has,” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said during the signing ceremony at Castille.
Las July, the Maltese government passed a group of bills that provided legal certainty for crypto- and blockchain-related businesses.
“The three Bills that will regulate distributed ledger technology (DLT) have been approved by Parliament and enacted into law. Malta , the first world jurisdiction to provide legal certainty to this space,” Silvio Schembri, Junior Minister for Financial Services of Malta said.
As a reminder, in October 2017, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) issued blockchain-based digital certificates to more than 100 graduates as part of a pilot program. The certificates were issued through a special app, which allowed graduates to share a “tamper-proof” and “verifiable” digital version of their certificates with prospective employers and other parties.
As a reminder, earlier this year, Wozniak said that blockchain is a bubble which could have potential in the future. At the same time, he has admired the Bitcoin, calling the coin “the only digital gold”.