U.S. Department of Education is supporting blockchain research

The US Department of Education is supporting blockchain research. The U.S. Board of Education has confirmed that funding has been obtained from the U.S. Department of Education for a project that will explore the use of digital ledger technology to help students control their learning records, regardless of where they receive training and education. According to the announcement, the Education Blockchain Initiative is designed to help identify and evaluate how blockchain technology can improve the data flow between educational institutions and employers, as well as ways that enable individuals to turn educational results into economic opportunities. The plan includes a challenge to fund a pilot project later this year.