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Russia to Implement Blockchain Tech in University Exam for Education Quality Control


Russia to Implement Blockchain Tech in University Exam for Education Quality Control

To increase the quality and transparency of the educational processes, Russia will implement blockchain tech in school graduation exams starting in 2019

The Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Education and Science, (Rosobrnadzor) will implement blockchain technology in the country’s main graduation examination, major Russian news agency TASS reports Feb. 5.

Starting this year, Rosobrnadzor intends to implement blockchain technology in the Unified State Exam (USE), which is the only form of graduation examinations in schools and the main form of preliminary examinations in universities in Russia.

The announcement was made by the head of the Federal Service, Sergey Kravtsov. He stated:

“We also talked about the use of blockchain technology in the USE, and this year this technology will be used in the USE, using new technologies of printing and scanning [of the exam].”

Last week, the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia introduced a platform based on blockchain technology designed to track natural diamonds, as Cointelegraph reported on Jan. 30.

Also in January, Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, introduced a system based on blockchain tech designed to manage waiting lists to kindergartens, Cointelegraph wrote on Jan. 29.

Russia is currently in the process of creating legislation for blockchain and cryptocurrency regulation in the country. However, after passing the related legislation in its first reading May 2018, Russian lawmakers have sent the bill to back for edits.

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