coinjournal.net / By Diana Ngo /
Parisian engineering school the Leonardo da Vinci Engineering School (ESILV) will soon become the first higher education institution in France to certify diplomas and academic certificates using the Bitcoin blockchain.
The technology, provided by domestic bitcoin startup Paymium, is intended to help fight against fake certificates and false resumes, Cyril Grunspan, the education supervisor for the department of financial engineering of the school, told Blockchain France. ESILV plans to issue its first certificates in April during the annual graduation period. Then, about a hundred students will graduate as engineers.
“There is not much to do: the technology is there, the rest is just a matter of schools’ will,” Grunspan said. “This is simply using the blockchain for certifications, since it is easy today to fake certificates using Photoshop.”
Grunspan indicated that ESILV hasn’t decided yet whether the school will host or not its own blockchain.