The Basics of Blockchain: What it is and what it could mean for your credential program

Track: Security, Records and Data Management

Session Number: 4045
Date: Wed, Oct 25th, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:05 PM


An internet search of the term Blockchain will return a mix of articles that go deep on how this buzzed-about technology works, and others with titles such as, Blockchain: Over-hyped bandwagon or truly revolutionary technology? For those who have heard rumblings of Blockchain, it can be somewhat confusing. For those who haven’t (yet) heard of it, Blockchain is downright mystifying.


Blockchain is being explored for an assortment of uses: content distribution, storing evidence, credential issuing, validation, badging, and even certification programs related to Bitcoin. Attendees will leave the session with a basic understanding of what Blockchain is, how it works, and why it’s something to keep an eye on in the years ahead.

Session Type: E-Poster

Session Type: E-Poster