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Global Education and Skills Forum
March 17, 2018 - March 18, 2018
Education and The Power of Blockchain
Whoever thought accounting technology—something as simple as a ledger—could change the world? Join Natalie Smolenski, Anthropologist and VP of Business Development at Learning Machine, for a tour of how societies have used ledgers to keep track of truth across space and time—and how that is changing today.
With blockchains, we now have “super ledgers” that anyone can use to anchor and verify facts. This empowers both individuals and organizations like governments and schools. Individuals can own their private data and use it however they choose. Governments and schools can now document identity, verify achievement, and battle fraud and corruption—all using the same technology. And it’s already happening all over the world.
Dr. Alexander Grech, Special Advisor to the Minister for Education and Employment in The Republic of Malta, will end the talk with a real-world use case: In 2017, Malta became the first country in the world to put educational records on the blockchain at scale. In doing so, Malta is building the workforce and economy of the 21st century. Come learn how Malta is doing it—and how your country or school can too.
Talk Time: 17 March, 12:15