Blockchain technology, earned fame because of crypto craze sweeping the world, is now being implemented to use for academic records verification by CBSE. Marksheets of Board exam of both Std. X and XII will now be stored utilizing blockchain technology with records being preserved by 5 distinct digital registrars in 3 cities across the nation.
This project, named CBSE Academic Blockchain Documents (ABCD), has been created in technical alliance with Centre of Excellence for Blockchain Technology of National Informatics Centre (NIC) under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
Director of information and technology, Antriksh Johri said that Blockchain Technology guarantees that academic documents are stored in a safe and tamperproof way. The academic documents can be accessed online in a verifiable and reliable way. It also significantly reduces the time for results and verification in tamperproof, transparent and paperless utilization of certificate.
Blockchain Technology stores information in a distributed ledger with ownership of all partaking stakeholders. The information is stored in the chain based on the concord among the stakeholders and at the same time copied at all the locations in the distributed network of blockchain nodes. This puts an end to the dependency on a third party for verification.
Upon granting new certificates by CBSE, the digitally signed certificates will be sent to the blockchain-based system developing an extra safe link. This network is developed with nodes at Pune, Bengaluru and Jaipur. Currently, the certification chain is controlled by NIC at its data centers.