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Fake vax certificates renew calls for blockchain-based solution in Australia

With counterfeit Australian coronavirus vaccination certificates circulating online, local experts are calling for the national rollout of a blockchain-based vaccine passport to ensure the efficacy of the country’s “Covid certificate” system.A report in The Australian cites fraudsters who claim to have sold more than 200 fake COVID-19 certificates for $120

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India to use Ethereum blockchain to verify diploma certificates

The Government of Maharashtra recently announced a partnership with Indian blockchain startup LegitDoc to implement a credentialing system powered by Ethereum (ETH) for providing tamper-proof diploma certificates. In an effort to counter the rise in document forgery, the Maharashtra State Board of Skill Development (MSBSD) goes against India’s crypto ban narrative

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Ford, BMW back blockchain ‘birth certificates’ to combat used car fraud

The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, or MOBI, a non-profit consortium of the world’s top vehicle manufacturers including Ford and BMW, has launched an initiative to combat fraud in the secondhand markets with blockchain-powered “birth certificates.”The initiative will leverage blockchain to track the registration and maintenance history of vehicles using MOBI’s

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Top South Korean Utility to Co-Develop Blockchain System for Renewable Energy Certificates

South Korea’s largest power provider has signed a contract with two domestic power suppliers to establish a blockchain-powered system for transacting Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). The news was reported by local energy news site Energy Daily on June 4.KEPCO — an acronym for the Korea Electric Power Corporation —

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Singapore Gov’t Leads Project ‘OpenCerts’ to Issue Graduate Certificates on Blockchain

Students from 18 educational institutions in Singapore will receive blockchain-based digital certificates starting in 2019, local tech news agency Tech in Asia reports on May 3.The initiative is a part of a Singapore government-level project called OpenCerts, which was co-developed by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Government Technology Agency

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Malta to Store Education Certificates On a Blockchain

In Malta, all educational certificates will be stored on a blockchain, local English-language local media MaltaToday reports on Feb. 21.The initiative is reportedly the scaling-up of a two-year-old pilot project to include all the nation’s schools, including secondary school certificates issued by the state, church and independent schools. According to

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Nevada Issues Almost 1,000 Marriage Certificates on Ethereum, But Gov’t Acceptance Varies

Blockchain technology has already found its way into local government services in the United States, but Nevada particularly is proactive, the AP reported on Jan. 7.Citing specifically the use of blockchain to issue digital marriage certificates, the publication found that two counties in the Silver State had already integrated the

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