MICS Capstone Project Spring 2021

CryptConfirm

CryptConfirm was born from the need of students to quickly and securely provide proof of their academic achievements. This activity is important in many settings but especially familiar for corporate job seekers.  

The current process used by most universities to accomodate academic verification and validation requests is time consuming. Additionally, staffing models in university administration departments don't support these requests directly as school administrators often outsource this type of support to a third party; the most common being National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) in the US. Outsourcing further slows the process and takes the school's credentialling information further from their rightful owners, the students.

Today, it typically takes anywhere from 4-6 months after completing a program for graduates to receive their actual diplomas. In a very competitive job market any amount of friction or delay in being able to validate an academic claim can be the difference between job offer or job rejection. Additionally, school administrators are motivated to serve their students and graduates, helping them be the most competitive in any job market is important.

This is where CryptConfirm comes in. We created a way for school administrators to quickly validate a student’s completion of their academic requirements using digital records that are immutable, tamperproof, and cryptographically verifiable. The key is that once the record is created, THE STUDENT, is the one that owns and controls access to that record. Proving an academic claim would simply entail sending a recruiter or hiring manager the validation link from CryptConfirm.  

With CryptConfirm universities have an easy to adopt validation process, student’s own their data and employers can quickly verify a student’s degree. That is CryptConfirm.

Last updated:

April 14, 2021