EMURGO: What Benefits Can Blockchain Have For The Educational Sector?

As the official commercial arm of Cardano - the first third-generation blockchain to evolve out of a research-first driven approach, EMURGO places great importance on focusing on and delivering accessible, quality blockchain education. EMURGO’s mission is to drive the adoption of Cardano and bring value to ADA holders by building, investing in, and advising projects or organizations that adopt Cardano’s decentralized blockchain ecosystem. To accomplish this mission in a blockchain context, the availability of accessible & quality blockchain education is crucial to set up a solid foundation for future developers and stakeholders to add value to the Cardano blockchain ecosystem via applications & projects that bring real sustainable utility to real economies. Thus, EMURGO successfully launched the first EMURGO Academy unit (EMURGO India) in Bangalore, India in February 2019 to support the building of this foundation.

Education in a more general context, is an essential pillar to one of society’s most important demographics - the younger generation. It’s indisputable that a quality education offers a plethora of personal and national benefits for economic stability and a higher quality of life through value added services. It helps us to create a prosperous, healthy, and well-informed society. The younger bright minds of today lead to the advancements and innovations of tomorrow, paving the way for societies to reach new heights. In this light, we can see that it is imperative to help advance the quality of the overall educational system for the benefit of communities around the world.

The application of modern blockchain technology to the traditional educational sector is only a frontier we have just begun to explore, but the possibilities of blockchain use cases in the educational sector are boundless. With the financial business and healthcare sectors already beginning to adopt blockchain in favor of its potential tokenization of securities and data transparency, we are only beginning to see the educational sector following suit.

At the center of this digital movement towards the incorporation of blockchain into our daily lives is the growth of big data. As everything becomes digitized and recorded, every measure of our lives translates into a series of 1s and 0s. Database systems grow to manage the increasing volume, variety, and velocity of data, and we are left to wonder how to manage the increasing amount of personal information. This is where the decentralized system of blockchain steps in to offer efficiency to our lives. With this in mind, let us look into some of the possible benefits that blockchain technology can provide for our younger generations and the educational sector at large.

Blockchain Benefit #1: Making Personal Educational Records More Secure

With millions of young students worldwide enrolling, moving and graduating every year, profiles of information move around constantly. These files usually contain a chaotic assortment of personal information, academic records, residency files, financial statuses, and more. Protecting these essential records through a decentralized blockchain system can maintain protection against cybersecurity attacks. This ensures student privacy in a growing world of database profiles.

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