Platform for the registration and certification of diplomas and academic certificates

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Manage your university degree and share it on work platforms, recruiters and third parties.

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To register your university degree in SmartDegrees and share it with work platforms and recruiters, you have to complete the following information, whose data we will treat in a confidential manner, for the exclusive use of the registration of your degree:

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Technology based in Blockchain.

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SmartDegrees uses distributed ledger technology, blockchain, which opens up enormous possibilities for graduates, universities, work platforms and recruiters.

SmartDegrees uses Quorum, based on Ethereum, with consensus by voting, since it is the blockchain platform more mature and suitable for diplomas certifications.

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WHO WE ARE

About us

SmartDegrees is a platform for the registration and certification of diplomas and academic certificates, with associated services, which allows to put their value in the labour market and in the society, while at the same time making them immutable, assuring its validity indefinitely.

It uses distributed ledger technology, blockchain, which opens enormous possibilities to the graduates, universities, work platforms and recruiters. The diplomas and certificates evolve from being a static element supported in paper or digitally signed file to be safe digital assets and, therefore, dynamic, under the exclusive control of the graduate.

The solution is based in three main components:

Technology

The platform is based in blockchain technology, which is key to provide the required security. Blockchain, also called the Internet of value, is an innovative technology, which consists of:

  • Database that keeps a distributed record, which can be inspected openly.
  • Value network to transfer transactions, value, assets between peers, without the assistance of intermediaries.
  • Transaction validation mechanism, replacing previous entities of trust.

These capabilities allow to solve the security in the identification and payments, lacking in the Internet of information. As it is doing in other sectors, such as banking, blockchain will be the most important technology for changing higher education, given the advantages it provides: autonomy, trust, transparency and traceability, immutability, disintermediation and collaboration.

SmartDegrees uses Quorum, based on Ethereum, with consensus by vote, since it is the most mature and suitable blockchain platform for diplomas certifications.

This platform allows to use this type of certification outside of higher education institutions, with the assurance that the information is certified by a network of university partners, business schools and other academic institutions.

SmartDegrees will store part of the digital identity of each person, so it can be used as a way to identify and authenticate to the graduate, its owner. This information could be used by the owner of it and also by other actors in society: human resources of corporations, labour platforms, social networks … Using the SmartDegrees API and SmartDegrees applications will be possible to verify and obtain information from the SmartDegrees network.

Diagram of the architecture, showing the main components:

REGISTER

To register your university degree in SmartDegrees and share it with labour platforms and recruiters, you have to fulfil the following information, whose data will be treated confidentially, for the exclusive use of the registration of your degree.

Download the app!

To manage your university degree and share it in labour platforms, recruiters and third parties, download the app, clicking here

EMPLOYMENT

If you are a university graduate, these are some key labour platforms, that may help you in the improvement of your professional career, where you can take advantage of your diploma in SmartDegrees, adding the link to the certificate in your profile (example)

HOW TO LINK YOUR PROFILE?

There are also professional placement services

universia.net

Focused on new graduates

upwork.com

Freelancers platforms

socialemprende.org

Entrepreneurship platform

CORPORATIONS

If you are a recruiter or employment company that needs to verify the validity of a degree, you can do it in the link obtained by the user in his SmartDegrees app, which has included in his profile in Linkedin, other labour platforms or shared directly

Sample page to verify the degree

SmartDegrees allows corporations to verify the degrees, showing this information, registered in blockchain, clicking in the link that the graduate has shared

COMMUNITY

We encourage you to describe your experience in the following chat, in order to help us improve the services provided by SmartDegrees around the degree, and enhance the university graduates in the labour market and in society. The graduates, universities, recruiters and work platforms are participants of the same ecosystem, where your comments can be very valuable.

“Thanks to the app I could include in my Linkedin profile my graduate certificate very easily and without delays”
Rafael C., Universidad Carlos III
“SmartDegrees allowed me to use my graduate certificate to look for a job, without waiting several months until the paper diploma arrived”
Maria M., Universidad Carlos III

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SmartDegrees is a platform for the registration and certification of diplomas and academic certificates, which allows to put their value in the labour market and in the society, using distributed ledger technology, blockchain. Following the most relevant news are displayed, associated with its activity.

Las empresas deben enfocarse en casos de uso para crear valor desde blockchain

"El futuro de blockchain no está en crear criptomoneda, sino en crear soluciones que puedan mejorar los procesos internos del negocio o crear nuevos negocios o nuevos mercados", según Olga Blanco Poves, Blockchain Lead en IBM.

El nuevo sitio de carreras profesionales de Facebook tiene como objetivo ayudar a los solicitantes de empleo a perfeccionar sus habilidades.

Facebook ha actualizado algunas de sus herramientas de carrera profesional y lanzó un nuevo sitio web para ayudar a sus usuarios a encontrar nuevas oportunidades de empleo. Ahora, junto con publicar trabajos en su Pages, las empresas también pueden publicarlos en Groups y Facebook dice que su herramienta Mentorship ahora hará que sea más fácil para las personas elegir un mentor en función de objetivos e intereses relevantes.

Bitcoin’s inherent economics could keep it from ever being very important

The discussion of digital money thus far has been dominated by libertarians and computer geeks, but the massive popularity of crypto-tokens has gotten the attention of academics such as the University of Chicago’s Eric Budish. In a new paper, Budish examines Bitcoin’s incentive system and concludes that there are “intrinsic economic limits to how economically important it can become.”

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I include in Linkedin the certification of my degree?

The user app allows you to define the permissions of use and facilitates the link (url) to include in the user profile in Linkedin, as well as in other work platforms and social networks. Watch video, clicking here.

Why store the diploma data in blockchain?

The value of the diploma resides in the authenticity of the data contained in it. SmartDegrees certifies both the identity of the issuer, the university, as the immutability of the data.

How do you know for sure that the title consulted is the real one?

The check includes that the identity certificate of the university, which has issued it, is valid.
The blockchain address in which the title is registered is published in the university website

How is the identity of the university validated?

The validator nodes are responsible for verifying that the blockchain address of the university coincides with the university itself, without usurpation of identity.

Why does the university adhere to SmartDegrees?

The set up is simple, since it does not require changes in the internal processes of the university.
Take advantage of existing network effects and economies of scale.
It complies with current legal framework.

Why titles are accessible permanently?

The associated data are stored in distributed records, with no time limit.

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To manage your university degree and share it in labour platforms, recruiters and third parties, download the app, clicking here:

Benefits

  • Facilitates taking advantage of the title in the market and in the society.
  • As a graduate, you are the sovereign owner of your data and decide how, when and when to show them.
  • The app and support technology, blockchain, unsure its immutability.

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