NewsJul, 2021

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Early Adopters in Education - India to authenticate diploma credentials

India is one of the first countries to deploy an e-governance system for higher education, thanks to a new cooperation with LegitDoc.

Maharashtra's government recently announced a cooperation with Indian blockchain company LegitDoc to build an Ethereum-based credentialing system that will offer tamper-proof diploma records.

The Maharashtra State Board of Skill Development (MSBSD) opposes India's crypto ban story of adopting Ethereum-based public blockchains to combat the growth in document falsification. This is the same blockchain used to create non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which are considered collectibles and require confirmation of validity.

Because there is no single authority in control of Ethereum, goods minted on the platform are considered tamper-proof. A network of computers verifies the online ledger or blockchain.

Nobody can tamper with a record on the blockchain, not even the owner – at least not without pouring a significant amount of work, money, and energy into it.

While certificates are currently confirmed using traditional manual methods, MSBSD will begin recommending the digital verification approach exclusively for all manual verification requests starting next year, according to LegitDoc CEO Neil Martis in an exclusive statement to Cointelegraph.

Anil Jadhao, chairman of MSBSD, highlighted blockchain's ability to combat fraud connected to document forgery:

"... in the last ten years, there has been a rampant increase in forgery of government-issued documents which have caused enormous financial and reputational losses to the stakeholders involved."