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Open Credentials
Decentralized systems for digital
credentials. Badges meet Blockchain.
Philipp Schmidt / @schmidtphi

Dir...
“Wanderbuch” by Magistrate der Königl. Freystadt Oedenburg im Königreiche Ungarn / Public Domain
'Ali Ra'if Efendi - Library of Congress, Public Domain
Cours de philosophie à Paris Grandes chroniques de France, Public Domain
The Current Situation - Academic Credentials
The Users Are Not in Control
Copyright Todd Heisler/The New York Times, used under fair-use exception
It’s Too Easy To Cheat
We Can’t Use the Data
Digital Efforts - Centralized vs Decentralized
Screenshot by thenextweb.com
What is a Blockchain?
………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..…..…..Blockchain
MinerMinerMinerMiner
Broadcast
Transaction
Bitcoin / Blockchain Hype
Why Does a Blockchain for Credentials Make Sense?
=
Open Source
https://github.com/digital-certificates
https://certificates.media.mit.edu
Version 1
………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..
Certificate
Issuer Recipient (Student)
Verifier
Employer
Blockchain
………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..
Certificate
Hash: 

2f020c5b8e5f …
Issuer Recipient (Student)
Verifier
Employer
Blo...
………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..
Certificate
Hash: 

2f020c5b8e5f …
Issuer Recipient (Student)
Verifier
Employer
Blo...
………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..
Certificate
Hash: 

2f020c5b8e5f …
Issuer Recipient (Student)
Verifier
Employer
Blo...
………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..
Certificate
Hash: 

2f020c5b8e5f …
Issuer Recipient (Student)
Verifier
Employer
Blo...
………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..
Certificate
Hash: 

2f020c5b8e5f …
Issuer Recipient (Student)
Blockchain
Revocatio...
Version 2
Credential Wallet
MITx
MITx
MITx
MITx
Experiment with Smart Contracts - Transacting With Credentials
What’s Next?
The Obvious Use Case: University Registrars
The Surprising Use Case: Refugees
Header Helvetica Bold 65/65 pt
© United Nation Relief and Works Agency/Getty Images
Open Credentials - Store of Achievement and Reputation
What is Needed to Get There = Open Credentials Community
https://certificates.media.mit.edu
Contact
learn@media.mit.edu
@schmidtphi
https://certificates.media.mit.edu
Philipp Schmidt,
Director of Learning Innovation...
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VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
VI Jornadas eMadrid "Unbundling Education". "Decentralized systems of digital credentials - blockchain meets badges". Phil...
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  1. 1. Open Credentials Decentralized systems for digital credentials. Badges meet Blockchain. Philipp Schmidt / @schmidtphi
 Director of Learning Innovation MIT Media Lab
  2. 2. “Wanderbuch” by Magistrate der Königl. Freystadt Oedenburg im Königreiche Ungarn / Public Domain
  3. 3. 'Ali Ra'if Efendi - Library of Congress, Public Domain
  4. 4. Cours de philosophie à Paris Grandes chroniques de France, Public Domain
  5. 5. The Current Situation - Academic Credentials
  6. 6. The Users Are Not in Control
  7. 7. Copyright Todd Heisler/The New York Times, used under fair-use exception It’s Too Easy To Cheat
  8. 8. We Can’t Use the Data
  9. 9. Digital Efforts - Centralized vs Decentralized
  10. 10. Screenshot by thenextweb.com
  11. 11. What is a Blockchain?
  12. 12. ………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..………………..…..…..Blockchain MinerMinerMinerMiner Broadcast Transaction
  13. 13. Bitcoin / Blockchain Hype
  14. 14. Why Does a Blockchain for Credentials Make Sense?
  15. 15. =
  16. 16. Open Source https://github.com/digital-certificates https://certificates.media.mit.edu
  17. 17. Version 1
  18. 18. ………………..………………..………………..………………..……………….. Certificate Issuer Recipient (Student) Verifier Employer Blockchain
  19. 19. ………………..………………..………………..………………..……………….. Certificate Hash: 
 2f020c5b8e5f … Issuer Recipient (Student) Verifier Employer Blockchain
  20. 20. ………………..………………..………………..………………..……………….. Certificate Hash: 
 2f020c5b8e5f … Issuer Recipient (Student) Verifier Employer Blockchain Revocation
  21. 21. ………………..………………..………………..………………..……………….. Certificate Hash: 
 2f020c5b8e5f … Issuer Recipient (Student) Verifier Employer Blockchain Revocation Hash: 
 2f020c5b8e5f … =
  22. 22. ………………..………………..………………..………………..……………….. Certificate Hash: 
 2f020c5b8e5f … Issuer Recipient (Student) Verifier Employer Blockchain Revocation Hash: 
 2f020c5b8e5f … =
  23. 23. ………………..………………..………………..………………..……………….. Certificate Hash: 
 2f020c5b8e5f … Issuer Recipient (Student) Blockchain Revocation Hash: 
 2f020c5b8e5f … = Verifier C Employer Verifier A Verifier B
  24. 24. Version 2
  25. 25. Credential Wallet
  26. 26. MITx
  27. 27. MITx
  28. 28. MITx
  29. 29. MITx
  30. 30. Experiment with Smart Contracts - Transacting With Credentials
  31. 31. What’s Next?
  32. 32. The Obvious Use Case: University Registrars
  33. 33. The Surprising Use Case: Refugees
  34. 34. Header Helvetica Bold 65/65 pt © United Nation Relief and Works Agency/Getty Images
  35. 35. Open Credentials - Store of Achievement and Reputation
  36. 36. What is Needed to Get There = Open Credentials Community https://certificates.media.mit.edu
  37. 37. Contact learn@media.mit.edu @schmidtphi https://certificates.media.mit.edu Philipp Schmidt, Director of Learning Innovation MIT Media Lab

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