Blog Post: "The Blockchain in Education"


#1

Since there have been so many new initiatives and announcements in regard to securing educational records with a blockchain, I decided to map out the space and show the unique positioning and value of Blockcerts. Comments welcome!


#2

Hello chris, community,

As you pointed out, there are others working on competing products, while this space should be a collaborative one.

Also I’ve noticed both blockcert.com and blockcerts.com are taken by others (the latter by blockcerts token/ICO people). Is it possible to donate to blockcerts.org for a trademark or other legal registration of the blockcerts name? So these people can get a seize and desist.

I understand this is sub-optimal, however their work can damage the overall attractiveness of the blockcerts open standard.


#3

Yes, the behavior of those .coms is unfortunate and confusing. The real project has been well documented with prior art and would win any legal contest. I think your proposal is reasonable, even for an open-source standard. I’ll bring this to all the core supporters, including MIT, and find the best way forward. Thank you.