The credentialing system used by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will use the Avalanche blockchain to issue tamper-evident certificates in India.
India is the second-largest IEEE membership base outside the United States, with over 75,000 members. The professional association will issue IEEE credentials or certificates to all trainees and users to make the verification process tamper-proof, instant, and secure.
The IEEE will issue blockchain certificates via LegitDoc, a blockchain-based credential lifecycle management built by Zupple Labs. Speaking to Cointelegraph, Zupple co-founder Neil Martis said that the Indian public sector has become more willing over the last 12 months to implement full-fledged blockchain projects over pilots.
The decision to use Avalanche’s C-Chain as the primary settlement layer for IEEE’s certificate issuance stemmed from the need for an ecosystem that is compatible with Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). “However, we would be experimenting with new platforms as additional parallel settlement layers as suitable new tech emerges,” Martis added.
Devika Mittal, the head of Avalanche’s India arm supported Martis’ decision by stating:
“Avalanche’s EVM compatibility simplifies the deployment of widely used applications, including credential registries and identity management, streamlining the development process for developers.”
She also highlighted that top institutions, including SK Planet and JP Morgan Onyx, prefer Avalanche as their go-to blockchain. For organizations looking to implement blockchain, Mittal recommended identifying the pain points and then choosing a chain that can ensure the immutability, longevity and security of the solutions.
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For organizations looking to implement blockchain, Mittal recommended identifying the pain points and then choosing a chain that can ensure the immutability, longevity and security of the solutions.
The IEEE-Zupple Labs partnership will result in the issuance of hundreds of thousands of tamper-proof credentials for India’s engineering community. The announcement highlights how IEEE’s endorsement of blockchain for education credentialing sets a powerful precedent and encourages broader Web3 participation.
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