Blockchain and the Classroom — How DLT Can Improve Education

| October 15, 2019

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Blockchain technology has proven to be a catalyst of change across a wide variety of industries in the years since Bitcoin’s (BTC) inception in 2009. The subsequent creation of various blockchain projects and alternate cryptocurrencies has shown that blockchain technology can provide innovative changes across a broad spectrum. The worlds of finance, logistics and even law has directly benefited from the various applications of blockchain technology. Another sector that is beginning to embrace its potential benefits is education. Educational institutions are a vital cog in the development of new technology and the industry certainly hasn’t lagged behind in terms of adoption, implementation, as well as researching and developing the applications of blockchain technology.

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Essex County College

Essex County College is an open-door public community college that is committed to providing quality educational programs and life-long learning activities at the most affordable cost. The College is open to students with a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. ECC takes pride in the richness of its diversity and its nurturing atmosphere, which encourages people who otherwise might not aspire to higher education to enroll and excel.

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