Yesterday the Zilliqa team announced that they have partnered with NextID to issue verifiable certificates via blockchain.
Thrilled to share that @NextIDsg will be our blockchain-verifiable #certification provider. Their product NextCert™ will be used across our campaigns & @zilhive #education initiatives. 👏👏
— Zilliqa (@zilliqa) September 1, 2020
To do so, they will use NextID’s NextCert technology.
Based in Singapore, NextID has developed its own certificate business by creating the NextCert tool that allows verifying that NextCert credentials meet certain standards. This integrates blockchain by inserting public keys so as to guarantee the identity, ownership and authority of the certificate.
This product will first of all be used for certificates that will be received by all those who will take courses in the various ZILHive workshops with the IHL (Institutions of Higher Learning), regardless of the type of course chosen.
It is interesting to note that NextID uses a level 3 MTCS security level and is in the process of obtaining ISO 27001 certification for information security and SOC 2/3 for standard processes.
However, encryption alone is not enough to make a certificate secure, commented the founder and CEO of NextID, Bill Claxton:
“Cryptography alone is not enough to build trust in certificates and credentials. It will take broad adoption by enterprises who require general purpose verification tools. We’re pleased that Zilliqa is now an adopter, and look forward to working together on extending the reach of certificate verification technology. Our team is fully committed to providing digital certificate issuance services which are anchored to the Zilliqa blockchain”.
In the job market, having reliable data can make all the difference when it comes to choosing a candidate, continued the COO of Zilliqa, Colin Miles:
“When it comes to making key hiring or business decisions at a time where fraud and scams are rampant, it is imperative that top-notch credentials be verifiable. In such cases, third party validation of critical data provides an added metric for reliability of quality and source. Very soon, we will see industries, recruiters and auditors demanding universally-recognised digital certificate standards. We’re excited to welcome NextID as a strategic partner, and integrate their open-source certs into current and upcoming Zilliqa and ZILHive projects”.