Blockcert Verification

The Open Initiative for Blockchain Certificates

Build apps that issue and verify blockchain-based certificates for academic credentials, professional certifications, workforce development, and civic records.

A New Infrastructure of Trust

Permanence and Convenience

Relying on centralized authorities to verify authenticity is slow, complicated, and impermanent. The blockchain replaces institutions with a permanent and tamper-proof infrastructure of trust.

Shareable and Verifiable

The blockchain empowers individuals to hold their own official records and share them directly with others. The blockchain acts as a notary that can always attest to the authenticity of certificates.

How it Works

To demonstrate how the project’s various components can be used together, suppose a student is about to graduate from school and is applying for a job with an employer who requires proof of graduation:
  1. The recipient requests a certificate from the school via the certificate wallet (cert-wallet)
  2. The issuer issues a certificate to the student (cert-issuer)
  3. The recipient shares their certificate with the employer (cert-wallet, cert-viewer)
  4. The consumer (i.e. employer) may use a 3rd party to verify the certificate (cert-verifier)
Philipp Schmidt " Using the blockchain and strong cryptography, it is now possible to create a certification infrastructure that puts us in control of the full record of our achievements and accomplishments."