Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is often associated with cutting-edge activities and its new blockchain-enabled credentials. This new pilot project will be available to 1,000 past graduates and give former students with associate’s and bachelor’s degrees the chance to shift college credentials to a blockchain powered online ledger. This would allow for all of a person's college credentials to be readily available, digital, portable and exclusively owned by the individual.
The blockchain-enabled credentials is an incredibly logical move for SNHU which current has considerably more online-only graduates as opposed to graduates from its physical campus.
The ability of blockchain-enabled credentials goes beyond just serving as an online ledger as the college also includes data within the ledger. Instead of just displaying grades, the online blockchain ledger will give employers the ability to click through course listings on the transcript and see what each class covered. The use of the blockchain will also allow the ledger to be incredibly secure and can ensure that private information stays with the user and those that have been given access.
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