Blockcerts is an open source project that offers a standard for initializing, issuing and verifying blockchain-based certificates that was developed by MIT's Media lab and Learning Machine. The Blockcerts platform enables developers to build Dapps that are capable of validating certificates for academic credentials, professional certifications, and civic records. Users gain access to the Blockcerts verification platform by downloading the Blockcerts mobile application that is available for IOS and Android devices.
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- BlockchainA blockchain is an append-only digital ledger storing a set of time-ordered transactions grouped in blocks that are linked together using cryptographic hashes.
- CryptocurrencyA cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies.
- MIT Media LabInterdisciplinary research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Learning MachineLearning Machine is a blockchain company founded by Dan Hughes.