Vottun > Business > Education: BlockEducate (EDU / Enterprise)



Organizations are spending millions of dollars to find the best recruits without any assurances on the candidate’s experience. In most HR departments, HR managers are often overloaded with hundreds if not thousands of resumes, with no assurances that the college diploma, professional training and other courses listed on the resume are authentic for each candidate.

Universities, colleges, schools and other professional training institutions often take pride in finding the best promising positions for their alumni and in ensuring that they have a great start to their careers. However, sometimes the name of the educational institution can be used in the wrong context.

A student pretends to have graduated an academic institution when they don’t, or they only attended one specific course. Up to 30 per cent of diplomas and certificates in circulation are counterfeits. This has jeopardized the whole idea of value creation in the education system.

While genuinely skilled employees may be available, they are often muddled by the people with fraudulent certifications.  Fake certifications, recommendations, work experiences, and skill endorsements have often led to companies recruiting wrong candidates.  Simply put, managing counterfeit certificates in today’s ever-increasing professional-grade copying and document production technologies is an enormous problem.

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Institutions and employers can solve “Fake diplomas” problem with verified certificates to foster trust with BlockEducate

Vottun’s Blockeducate—powered by Blockchain—is a unique and sustainable solution to the fake certification problem in the education sector. Blockeducate, which serves as a peer-to-peer (P2P) network and digital ledger of all transactions provide an incorruptible and immutable audit trail that eliminates counterfeiting in certifications.

Blockeducate utilizes smart contracts to encrypt and issue certificates on the Ethereum Blockchain safely. Students are provided with simple, attractive badges in wallets via a secure and seamless to use SaaS web and mobile platforms.  They can share these badges with job providers to verify their educational achievements.  Job providers can ascertain educational content and authenticate the issued certificates without intervention from the certificate publisher.



You can track lifelong learning badges, achievements, digital certificates issued by multiple publishers on the blockchain in BlockEducate digital wallets.

Blockeducate doesn’t have a single point of failure and is compliant with GDPR and right to be forgotten regulations, therefore meeting all the expectations of the stakeholders. The platform offers the following unique features:

  • Education institutions and certificate publishers must validate their identity with third-party verifiers, establishing a mechanism to identify issued certificates against the real world entities uniquely.
  • Issued Blockchain-based academic certificates are stored on public (or private) Blockchain hence there is a guarantee that data stored is immutable and cannot be tampered with. Since Blockchain is decentralized, there is no single point of failure.
  • Data stored on Blockchain is encrypted, hence only the certificate holders can see and share this data as they wish.
  • Certificate sharing is as simple as sharing a URL or badge. Blockeducate provides free and open source Dapp for decryption of the certificate data.

What does this mean?

  • Every certificate on Blockeducate is 100 per cent verified: Companies are sure they’re only hiring the best, without the hassles of spending many hours and millions of dollars validating all the prospective employees’ diplomas and their work experiences.
  • No need to verify graduates’ study paths: Universities, colleges and other educational institutions will no longer need to spend hundreds of hours confirming their alumni degrees and study paths, as it’s the case today.
  • Meritocracy reigns: Meritocracy will reign, providing level-ground opportunities for all. Every candidate is correctly assessed for his/her real qualification, talents, and experience—not via falsifications of certificates or fake recommendations.


What next?

If you are in the education sector or you have customers in the education industry and wish to find out if Blockchain is the right technology for your particular use-case, contact us so we can help you arrive at a meaningful business concept.