Sony has developed a new educational platform in partnership with IBM that uses blockchain to secure and share student records. The service will be launched next year using IBM Blockchain platform.
The platform will allow educators to exchange information on student progress and achievements. Sony, in its announcement says is eyeing both primary and higher educational institutions as users of the new product.
Looking ahead, Sony said that it wants to develop additional educational services, with the blockchain platform functioning as the data-sharing layer beneath it all.
Masaaki Isozu, president of Sony Global Education, stated, “ “Blockchain technology has the potential to impact systems in a wide variety of industries, and the educational sphere is no exception when educational data is securely stored on the blockchain and shared among permissioned users.”