Japan’s crypto-billionaire backs blockchain education platform DISCIPLINA
The co-founder of top 10 cryptocurrency Cardano has backed education verification platform DISCIPLINA, buying a stake in its Initial Coin Offering (ICO).
Kenji Sasaki is a well known co-creator of Cardano, which currently has a market cap of over US$9 billion.
“This is a huge endorsement for DISCIPLINA by one of the world leaders in blockchain and cryptography. We are thrilled that Mr Sasaki sees the opportunity for our platform to improve the way academic records are managed,” said DISCIPLINA founder and CEO Ilya Nikiforov.
DISCIPLINA has developed a world-first blockchain platform that will verify personal profiles with academic and professional achievements.
“It is absurd that printed academic transcripts are still the basic method to authenticate a person’s qualifications. DISCIPLINA will change this by using Blockchain technology to verify qualifications while still maintaining confidentiality and reliability of the information,” said Mr Nikiforov.
Mr Sasaki told he is impressed by the DISCIPLINA team and has confidence in the project given the overlap with the development team at Cardano.
“Some of our developers from Cardano have migrated to DISCIPLINA, and this gives me confidence in the sophistication of the platform. It’s a great idea and a compelling proposition,” said Mr Sasaki.
DISCIPLINA is touring Asia this week as it seeks to raise US$15 million to complete the development of its platform.
The long term vision for the platform is to allow candidates to be ranked on their education and credentials.
“We are developing a unique scoring and rating system that will rank skills, grades, job history and success,” said Mr Nikiforov.
The DISCIPLINA platform will also play a role in authentication of online courses, starting with the integration of the ‘TeachMePlease’ app, which already has 20,000 registered classes.