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The Proposal of a Blockchain-Based Architecture for Transparent Certificate Handling

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Diplomas have high importance in society since they serve as official proofs for education. Therefore, it is not surprising that forgeries of such documents have become commonplace. Thus, employers ordinarily have the diplomas manually verified by the issuer. Blockchain creates opportunities to overcome these obstacles, as it has revolutionized the way in which people interact with each other. Based on this, a holistic solution that includes issuance and verification of diplomas can be realized. This paper presents a proposal of a blockchain based system for managing diplomas called UZHBC (University of ZuricH BlockChain).


  • Blockchain
  • Education
  • Diploma
  • Verification
  • Digitalization

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Gresch, J., Rodrigues, B., Scheid, E., Kanhere, S.S., Stiller, B. (2019). The Proposal of a Blockchain-Based Architecture for Transparent Certificate Handling. In: Abramowicz, W., Paschke, A. (eds) Business Information Systems Workshops. BIS 2018. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 339. Springer, Cham.

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