BUSINESS & ECONOMY It could even be used to instantly validate university degrees. Proponents of blockchain technology say that it is set to revolutionise the world with wide-reaching applications in finance, academia, and international trade.

Blockchain – known as distributed shared ledgers – is a technology that records and verifies transactions based on cryptography. “Blockchain technology is not only be connected with money, is more about economy’s structure,” Kadir Kurtulus, the head of Blockchain Association of Eurasia (BLASEA) told the Anadolu news agency.

Brad Bulent Yasar, cofounder of the US-based Blockchain Investors Consortium, said that he expected blockchain to develop into a larger system, like other internet technologies.   “Something similar [will] probably [happen] for blockchain where people will have got their own versions and then find ways to link in all together,” he explained.

The blockchain technology can be used in the verification of university degrees and diplomas. If a person says they got a degree from a university in any country, it can just check via blockchain to show it, said Yasar This can happen if academic institutions share their academic records on the blockchain.

The information storage would be distributed globally via the blockchain network, while governments and other authorities audit the records, instead of keeping them. “Blockchain and protocols based on blockchain enable us to revolutionise the world’s financial system,” Kurtulus said. Read more from aljazeera.com…

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