The University of Nicosia, of which Block.co is a spin-off, were the first to publish certificates on the Blockchain as early as 2014, the first to offer a degree in Digital Currency and the first to accept bitcoin as a form of tuition fee payment.
Thousands of certificates have been issued so far
Block.co’s team is supported by The University of Nicosia’s cross-disciplinary research Institute For the Future
OPEN SOURCE CODE & SIMPLICITY
When developing our technology the aim was to achieve as much adoption as possible. That is why our technology is Open Source Code.
We abide by the principles of decentralization and invite developers worldwide to further expand our solution for a truly global adoption.
The use of a PDF file as the document transferred between issuer, owner and validator of certificate has made adoption even more widespread.
PUBLIC RELIABLE BLOCKCHAIN
We chose a Public Blockchain so as not to have any dependency on the life expectancy of any private institution.
We chose a Public Blockchain so as to make our technology openly available for anyone to use.
We chose the Bitcoin Blockchain in particular as it has the least chances of being hacked.
We chose the Bitcoin Blockchain as it is by general consent the one expected to outlive all the rest.