The E-Skrol blockchain will be available in more universities to verify and protect the identity of graduates. The App is based in the NEM blockchain.
All public and private universities in Malaysia will have access to an application to prevent certificate fraud, thanks to blockchain technology.
The name of the application is E-Skrol and it is based on the NEM blockchain, a cryptocurrency and data management platform.
Recently, the Malaysian news agency Bernama published that the Ministry of Education informed that the E-Skrol blockchain will be available to more universities. This App will help verify the authenticity of Malaysian educational degrees.
“There are more people who cling to the reputation of Malaysian public universities to improve their professional profiles by showing fake certificates”, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.
The goal of E-Skrol is to address the growing number of fake academic degree cases in Malaysia. One of the problems that this country faces is that the so-called “diploma factories” offer fake certificates online.
The falsification of academic degrees, according to Maszlee, has generated a negative impact on the Malaysian Higher Education system.
Therefore, from now on, anyone, anywhere in the world, can verify the data of any graduate of a Malaysian university.
Among the data that can be verified is the name of the graduate, his complete academic record, the date of graduation and type of degree. This will be possible when scanning, through the application, a QR code that will be printed on each certificate.
Looking for Foreign Professionals
Malaysia is a territory that has opened its doors to blockchain technology. Last June, this country launched a work visa program aimed at anyone in the world who has knowledge about blockchain technology.
The objective of the new program is to attract foreign professionals who can generate new developments in the area by investigating new and current uses of blockchain technology. The central idea is to take full advantage of this technology.
Foreigners, who take the offer, will have the right to remain in the country for a maximum of 12 months in order to provide their services related to chains of blocks.
Other foreigners may stay for 12 months in a Malaysian company if what they are looking for is to acquire knowledge, instead of providing service or their knowledge.
The Vice President of Growth Ecosystem Development of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Norhizam Abdul Kadir, gave more details about the project that has been prepared until now.
“We will start with blockchain. The number of work visas that we are going to issue will depend on the projects that will be conducted by Malaysian blockchain companies”, he said.
The program was launched by the government organization Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the NEM Foundation and the jobbatical job platform.
In June, an advisory committee of the Malaysian government signed a memorandum of understanding with the South Korean blockchain laboratory IncuBlock for the development of blockchain technology.
Also in June, the Malaysian Securities Commission registered new cryptocurrency exchanges so that they could operate in that region for the purchase, sale and storage of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets.
On January 15th, the Order on Capital Markets and Services definitively classified cryptocurrencies assecurities, so they entered the legal field and, since then, advances in regulation continue.
By María Rodríguez