This paper is intended to provide an introduction to blockchain technologies and their potential applicability to education and the workforce. It explains the basics of how the technology works and offers examples of how blockchain can benefit both students and institutions.
Applying to college in the U.S. is often a complicated process. It often requires students to fill out applications, complete the FAFSA by answering questions about their family and financial resources, and may involve taking entrance exams—not to mention, considering their future career path(s) and potential returns on investment.
Many students in the U.S. pursue a college education with the belief that going to college will help them figure out who they are, what they’re passionate about, and how they can contribute to the world around them, and ultimately translate these experiences into career opportunities.