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University of Cape Town (UCT) Adopts Ethereum Blockchain To Keep Student Records

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has partnered with Registree to create a blockchain-based record system for students. The platform is based on the Ethereum blockchain and traditional database.

Registree, is a new South African blockchain startup built a privacy-centric platform that allows universities to integrate student records into larger data ecosystems.

A major feature of their platform is that the student still maintains complete control over their personal information. Registree was formed in 2017, by a team of UCT staff and students. 

The student’s record platform is being piloted in the University of Cape Town (UCT) based on the ethereum blockchain. Registree CEO Co-Pierre Georg describes the pilot as one that demonstrates the power of blockchain technology.

In an interview with Disrupt Africa, he said:

We started Registree because we realised that universities struggle to fully use of the vast amount of student data they collect due to information sensitivity.. The consequence is that students sometimes fall through the cracks and struggle to find suitable employment. Employers also struggle to find the ideal graduate, which in turn can hinder their ability to attract great talent.

Registree leverages the Ethereum platform and traditional database to secure the data of students. Georg explains it as a platform that gives students “unparalleled privacy and control over their data.”

Our blockchain-powered platform allows universities and third parties to fully leverage sensitive student data, while giving students unparalleled privacy and control over their data. Our platform allows employers to search the universe of graduates for all participating universities. This significantly reduces the cost of finding the ideal graduate because employers don’t have to trawl through a plethora of recruitment platforms which each only have a subset of all graduates.

Registree is currently self-funded and has over 3,000 students on its pilot platform. Registree intends to expand into other parts of South Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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