Blockchain education

Blockchain education blockchain really a thing? That’s probably the most common question I hear about a technology that, up until quite recently, was mostly and closely associated with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

Do I need to pay attention to blockchain? Do I really need to understand it? Or will it simply fade away? And more generally, how does blockchain work? And then again, specifically how does it work in an educational setting? What problems does blockchain solve? Who’s developing and who’s investing in the technology?

This is still very much a work-in-progress. I still have about blockchain’s applicability to education. Hack Education, you can leave a comment there. Will a student have a say over who has access to their records? The blockchain is uneditable, correct?