BlockChain Based Certificate Verification Platform

  • Axel Curmi
  • Frankie InguanezEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 339)


This research is still in progress and focuses on using the blockchain for the verification of the authenticity of issued certificates. In this first stage of the research we are presenting a prototype that allows the registration of academic institutions and its respective institutes/faculties, registration of student cohorts and issuing of certificate awards. The issued certificates are registered on the blockchain so that any third party who would need to verify the authenticity of a certificate can do so, independently of the academic institution, even in the event that such institution has closed. The next phase of this research aims to extend the prototype to the registration of medical records on the blockchain with a focus on the privacy of sensitive data and allowing the owner of the information to control user access to the documents. The final phase of the research will involve gathering user and corporate feedback on the proposed prototypes.


Blockchain Smart contracts Certificates User-access control 


  1. 1.
    Lightning Network scalable, instant bitcoin/blockchain transactions. Accessed 27 June 2018
  2. 2.
    The Raiden Network fast, cheap, scalable token transfers for ethereum. Accessed 28 June 2018
  3. 3.
    Androulaki, E., et al.: Hyperledger fabric: a distributed operating system for permissioned blockchains. In: Proceedings of the Thirteenth EuroSys Conference, p. 30. ACM (2018)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Dixon, B.E., Cusack, C.M.: Measuring the value of health information exchange. In: Health Information Exchange, pp. 231–248. Elsevier (2016)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    U.G.E.M.R.U.I.I. for Education Planning (IIEP): Six ways to ensure higher education leaves no one behind (2017)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Jiang, S., Cao, J., Wu, H., Yang, Y., Ma, M., He, J.: Blochie: a blockchain-based platform for healthcare information exchange (2018)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Kaltyshev, M., et al.: Proof of university certificate using blockchain technology (2018)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Nakamoto, S.: Bitcoin: a peer-to-peer electronic cash system (2008).
  9. 9.
    O’Brien, C.: Berlinís neufund wants to help turn malta into blockchain island (2018).
  10. 10.
    Puthal, D., Malik, N., Mohanty, S.P., Kougianos, E., Yang, C.: The blockchain as a decentralized security framework (future directions). IEEE Consum. Electron. Mag. 7(2), 18–21 (2018). Scholar
  11. 11.
    Sanchez, H.: Malta determined to become the ëblockchain islandí: regulations, adoption, binance headquarters (2018).
  12. 12.
    Turkanović, M., Hölbl, M., Košič, K., Heričko, M., Kamišalič, A.: EduCTX: a blockchain-based higher education credit platform. IEEE Access 6, 5112–5127 (2018). Scholar
  13. 13.
    Yli-Huumo, J., Ko, D., Choi, S., Park, S., Smolander, K.: Where is current research on blockchain technology?–A systematic review. PloS one 11(10), e0163477 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Zyskind, G., Nathan, O., et al.: Decentralizing privacy: using blockchain to protect personal data. In: 2015 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW), pp. 180–184. IEEE (2015)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Malta College of Arts, Science and TechnologyPaolaMalta

Personalised recommendations