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The high school in Mexico awards blockchain technology diplomas to graduates

June 2, 2020

In Mexico, Prepatec students receive their diploma with blockchain technology. This was reported on May 28th on the Tecnológico de Monterrey website. On this website, they confirmed that it is the first high school in this country to grant electronic degrees in this way.

“”PrepaTec is characterized by innovation and positions itself as the only high school in Mexico that offers its graduates the electronic degree with blockchain technology“Noted the Tecnológico de Monterrey website through an article signed by Rebeca Ruiz.

Ruiz also recalled that The Tec de Monterrey started delivering digital professional titles in blockchain a year ago, and now it’s high school’s turn.

The high school in Mexico awards blockchain technology diplomas to graduatesThe high school in Mexico awards blockchain technology diplomas to graduates

Among other things, it was mentioned that one of the advantages of this electronic document is that “it can confirm the academic degree acquired and cannot be forged”.

PrepaTec’s director in the Mexico City region, Eugenio Aguilar, said: “It can be checked electronically by the body that needs it and can be restored immediately.”

“We are always looking for the latest advances at Tec de Monterrey and this is one of them. We are the first high school in Mexico and the first in the world (to do so),” he added.

On the other hand, they made that clear Another advantage of electronic diplomas with blockchain technology is that original copies no longer have to be processed every time they are needed.

Properties of blockchain documents

The Tec de Monterrey article highlighted some features of the blockchain documents to be issued:

  • Verifiability: Employers and other institutions can verify the authenticity of the digital document in real time without contacting the issuer.
  • Portability: The student can share their digital document with anyone who chooses and even publish it on professional social networks like LinkedIn.
  • Immutability: Blockchain ensures that records are not changed after they are issued, thereby reducing possible fraud.
  • Interoperability: Digital documents are issued under an open standard for academic blockchain credentials (block concerts).

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