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What are Blockchain Credentials?

What are Blockchain Credentials?

Blockchain Credentials are credentials that have been recorded against the blockchain to establish a heightened level of security and fraud prevention. Blockchain credentials are effectively impossible to forge or alter, and easy to verify.

What is the Blockchain?

The Blockchain is an incorruptible, decentralized digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record virtually any transaction of value – not just financial transactions. Anything written to the Blockchain can’t be altered in the future by any party. Accredible uses the Bitcoin Blockchain to store an immutable record of credentials, giving issuers the ability to verify credentials on the blockchain to help prevent fraud.

How Does the Blockchain Prevent Credential Fraud?

Different types of credentials have vastly different barriers to fraud. For paper credentials (certificates, diplomas), the barrier to fraud is understanding how to use Photoshop and printing tools. Secure digital credentials have a higher barrier to fraud, but require that the issuer has provided proper cybersecurity. For instance, Accredible offers bank-level digital security measures by default – it is as hard to hack Accredible’s digital credential security as it would be to hack a national bank.

With Blockchain security, the barrier to fraud is simultaneously hacking 51% of all global blockchain records. What that means is that credential records recorded to the blockchain are effectively impossible to change. Blockchain-recorded credentials cannot be altered, faked, nor spoofed. If someone does attempt to forge a credential, it won’t verify against the Blockchain record. With Blockchain security in place, third parties can be absolutely certain that a record hasn’t been altered since being issued. This dramatically improves fraud protection for any organization.

How Does it Work?

When you create a Blockchain-enabled credential, Accredible uses the information provided to create a series of numbers that represent that information. Accredible sends this information to the Blockchain and store it there. Whenever someone goes to verify a credential, Accredible checks the stored series of numbers against what the credential information generates today and make sure they’re the same.

Is Private Information Available on the Blockchain?

No private or personal information is stored on the Blockchain. The only thing stored on the Blockchain is a series of numbers mathematically derived from the credential information. Accredible can use this series of numbers to verify that the content displayed matches the original record.

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Accredible Announces Global Team Expansion

12 October 2020 – Accredible, the leading digital credentialing platform, announced today the global expansion of its Support, Product Engineering, Sales, and Marketing teams to service increasing demand for digital credentialing software.

“This year was a catalyst for unprecedented growth at Accredible,” said Duncan Mitchinson, VP Sales. “Organizations are undertaking digital transformation on a new scale, shifting the way they think about certification and realizing the value digital credentials provide for recipients and issuers.”

“We’ve significantly increased our Account Management and Support teams,” said Jennifer Baca, VP Customer Success. “We can now provide more dedicated resources to focus on customer success, and continue to improve our support for customers and prospects of all sizes.”

“This expansion demonstrates Accredible’s ongoing commitment to continuous growth and unrivaled quality,” said Danny King, Founder and CEO. “Offering work from home flexibility allowed us to tap into remote areas and source incredible talent. That talent, especially the new Support and Engineering team members, will ensure Accredible is ready for another year of strong growth.”

About Accredible
Accredible is the industry-leading digital credentialing platform that securely issues, manages, tracks, and verifies millions of high-stakes credentials across the globe. Accredible integrates with leading learning software including Canvas, D2L Brightspace, Kajabi, Kryterion Webassessor, Moodle, Thinkific, and more. Over 1,000 leading Universities, associations, and technology companies such as Google, Skillsoft, Rosetta Stone, University of Cambridge, NACE, Zendesk, Hootsuite, IEEE, McGraw-Hill, INSEAD, IAPP, UC Berkeley, and The Digital Marketing Institute rely on Accredible to create, deliver and manage digital certificates and open badges. Learn more at accredible.com.