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Malaysia’s Ministry of Education (MoE) has launched a platform to utilize blockchain technology in tackling the incidence of fake degree certificates in its education system. In its official announcement, the Ministry stated it was collaborating with six (6) Malaysian universities to launch a blockchain-based platform for the issuance and verification of university degrees. The blockchain-based degree verification platform called E-Scroll, was necessitated by the current proliferation of fake degrees and ease of obtaining falsified academic…

Ivy League Universities in the United States are joining the crypto investment train. Independent reports by The Information, have it on good authority that five (5) more Ivy League schools were investing millions of dollars into various cryptocurrency funds. Statistics show that colleges in the United States jointly hold around half a trillion dollars in assets and endowments. Harvard and Yale universities alone account for over $65 billion of that wealth; with Yale University quoted…

School fees are often the burden of parents all over the world. Ever increasing tuition fees mean remittances must be made on a semester basis for some Universities. Bitcoin potential in education could be unlimited particularly for the funding of higher education. Currently the majority of students from Nigeria prefer to study abroad. For various reasons, a foreign education is suited to their needs but comes at a cost too. Constant maintenance sums and school fees…