San Francisco's new software engineering school, Holberton, has announced it will tackle fake degrees using bitcoin technology.
Inserting degree information into the blockchain could be a faster, cheaper solution for employers, said Sylvain Kalache, the co-founder of Holberton School:
"The blockchain is the future of certification, and we believe that in the following years, more schools will use the public blockchain to secure their certificates and diplomas," he added.
Holberton School launched earlier this month, following a $2m seed round from Silicon Valley's elite, to address the shortage of programmers. An alternative to traditional theory-driven courses, it aims to build 32 'full stack' engineers in two years.
Students in the first intake this coming January will spend their first day at Holberton building their own PC.
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