Sony adapts blockchain tech for open sharing of academic proficiency and progress records

Announcements | February 24, 2016 By:

Sony Global Education announced it has adapted the blockchain technology to the educational field and has developed a technology that enables open and secure sharing of academic proficiency and progress records.

The new, unnamed platform leverages the Blockchain to allow the distribution of these records, which are often required to be shared not only across a single educational institution, but across educational providers who are part of the network, such as when students change schools, or progress from high school to college.

“For example, after taking an examination to demonstrate his or her academic proficiency level, an individual could direct the testing organization to share the test results with one or more third-party evaluating organizations. This would be a first if implemented on a system-wide basis.” said Sony.

Sony Global Education is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation.