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dc.contributor.authorOtolo, Richard
dc.contributor.authorMaingi, Eunice
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-23T13:30:10Z
dc.date.available2019-08-23T13:30:10Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-03
dc.identifier.otherBB03.10.2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11071/6623
dc.descriptionAdstract - Digitising academic certificates using blockchain to curb fraud: the case of a Kenyan universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of fake academic certificates in the country is worrying. This has come to light in the media during the vetting process during the recruitment of candidates for key public sector positions. The fraudulent use of fake qualifications is a fact that educational institutions and employers have to face. To curb the trend, institutions have taken measures that usually involve a third party to verify the authenticity of educational certificates. The main weaknesses of this approach is that the time taken to verify certificates is too long. Additionally, using an intermediary introduces aspects such as extra costs and the potential inaccessibility to institutions in all geographies. This project proposes to set up a system that not only makes it easy to maintain records of academic achievement but also make the fast and effective verification of a certificate’s authenticity possible. The system will rely on distributed digital ledger technology (blockchain) to accomplish this goal. A blockchain contains records of transactions that are replicated across many systems. The records are cryptographically guaranteed to be immutable. This research intends to leverage these and other features of distributed ledgers in order to develop a system that can address the issue of fake certificatesen_US
dc.description.sponsorship@iLabAfricaen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherStrathmore Universityen_US
dc.subjectBlockchainen_US
dc.subjectacademic certificatesen_US
dc.subjectFrauden_US
dc.titleDigitising academic certificates using blockchain to curb fraud: the case of a Kenyan universityen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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