A report from Coin Telegraph has said the government of Maharashtra has announced a partnership with Indian blockchain start-up LegitDoc to implement a credentialing system powered by Ethereum (ETH) for providing tamper-proof diploma certificates.
The initiative is an effort to combat fraud and provide a secure basis to manage credentials. The report says that other mainstream institutions, such as the National Institute of Technology (Surathkal), and Ashoka University, are in talks to implement similar solutions
The partnership with LegitDoc, says Coin Telegraph, places India among early adopters to implement an e-governance system for education with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Malta, Singapore and Ireland.
Ireland launched the EdQ system in February of 2021, which is a blockchain-based education credentialing platform for financial services. The platform provides real-time access and an unalterable, trusted store of education qualifications, regulatory and other professional designations, micro credentials and continuing professional development (CPD) records, with more than one million data items migrated to the platform.