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Bow Valley College Launches Blockchain-Powered Digital Credentials


Graduates of Bow Valley College in Alberta, Canada can now carry validated digital credentials with them anywhere, any time. The institution partnered with TerraHub Technologies, a software company focused on blockchain and artificial intelligence, to launch a mobile digital credential wallet based on the company's Sync platform.

Sync is a "universal platform for improving vendor compliance and certification, accounting audit and human decision-making," which connects core business system data with users via blockchain and AI, according to the company. Sync's Credential Wallet module allows the student/worker to share tamper-proof qualifications and education credentials (degrees, diplomas, accreditations and certificates) with employers in real time. The system automatically prompts for recertification based on expiration or geographic requirements, and includes AI-powered biometric capabilities for authenticating users.

"We recognize the value that having a blockchain enabled credentialing system will have for our students and our partners. We have committed to working with TerraHub to implement the Credential Wallet and helping TerraHub build a blockchain community for individuals and organizations interested in the transformative power of this technology, said Laura Jo Gunter, president of Bow Valley College, in a statement. "We are entering an era where we need simple, convenient and secure ways to share our qualifications and credentials, in a global setting. Our students come from across the globe and work across the globe. Digital credentials, accessed through blockchain, make it easy to both show and validate in-demand skills, knowledge and competencies. This is crucial in an economy where talent needs to be quickly matched to emerging business needs."

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