The ultimate certification technology on the blockchain
Multichain support and deployment of $BCDT on Binance Smart Chain, 10,000 certificates published by Binance with EvidenZ, creation of a BSC<>Ethereum Anyswap bridge, Loopring listing, implementation of a liquidity pool on PancakeSwap, release of a new website and institutional blog, rebranding, 1.5M $BCDT tokens burned, launch of an incentive campaign for liquidity providers: these are a few of the visible achievements of the EvidenZ team over the past few months. For the submerged part of the iceberg… please see below.
EvidenZ since its creation, in pictures:
Other important achievements and good news cannot be listed here yet, both from an institutional and crypto perspective: stay tuned!
As of today, EvidenZ has 105 institutional users in 17 countries around the world, on 4 continents. The full list is available here.
Overall, COVID has brought opportunities but has also slowed down business, especially on the international level, for obvious reasons. Nevertheless, the dematerialization of courses and the growing use of e-learning are making digital credentials a must.
You can track the number of institutions onboarded and the number of countries involved in real-time on the EvidenZ website. Nearly 60% of the activity is outside France (country of origin of the project), about 40% in Europe, 30% in North America and 30% in Africa.
The following institutions have recently joined the EvidenZ user community:
- Montpellier Management (France)
- IMSET (Tunisia)
- Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications (Senegal)
- Académie d’Art de Carthage “AAC” (Tunisia)
- Audencia (France)
- Information and Communications Technology Council (Canada)
- Université Mundiapolis (Morocco)
- IFIS (France)
- Aivancity (France)
- Carole DUHAYER (France)
- KPMG GLD & Associés Monaco (Monaco)
- MIMBUS (France)
- Ryerson University (Canada)
- Diversity Institute (Canada)
- University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (Canada)
- ESDES (France)
- University of New York in Prague (Czech Republic)
Please note that some institutions choose not to be listed on the EvidenZ user institutions page for privacy reasons. In such cases, they do not appear in the website tally…
Product development and technical roadmap
The technical team has been completed with the arrival of 2 additional full stack developers to ensure a strong R&D program in the next 24 months. The objective is to strengthen our technical leadership in the area of Verifiable Credentials blockchain and Self Sovereign Identity (SSI) while accelerating on the topics of multi/cross-chain and deployments on other EVM compatible blockchain.
Some tech advances since the last report…
- Multi-chain management of certificate publication
- Transition of a part of the publications on Binance Smart Chain
- Management of embedded encrypted documents (especially for the management of student cards and identity documents)
- Deployment of an EBSI node (European Blockchain)
- “Dark mode” on the DApp
- Implementation of an ETH<>BSC bridge
- 2021 IMS Global OpenBadges v2.0 certification (held by only 26 companies worldwide to date)
… and the updated technical roadmap
The first patent for EvidenZ was published in the U.S. in July 2020 after receiving first reading approval on all 19 claims. In a nutshell, this patent describes a method to guarantee the authenticity of data over the very long term, with the highest level of security while complying with the GRDP by combining an SSSS cryptographic algorithm and the blockchain. As such, it is generic and can be applied to any vertical or use case. The patent is being registered in many countries, including Canada, all of Europe, India, China…
US10715313B2 — Systems and computer-based methods of document certification and publication. A method is implemented in a networked computer system that is connected to document issuers and validators. patents.google.com
A second patent, whose content remains confidential, was filed in March 2021. With the many fields of application and its highly innovative character, it will stand out in the world of data security, in the broadest sense.
Current projects and customer success
Many institutional clients have acknowledged the work done in collaboration with our teams around the implementation of the BCdiploma solution (EvidenZ’s use case for academic institutions). These communications are not only “announcements”, but they also represent the quality of the work done and we are proud to share them with you here:
MBS makes the delivery of diplomas paperless thanks to blockchain certification. MBS is now one of the first Business Schools in France to deliver to its students a secure digital diploma with www.montpellier-bs.com
Efrei Paris délivre ses diplômes sur la blockchain — Efrei Paris a fait le choix de faire confiance à la blockchain et d’opter pour le numérique. Efrei Paris a fait le www.efrei.fr
Montpellier Management certifie ses diplômes via la blockchain. A la une Montpellier Management Nos étudiants C’est officiel. À partir de l’été 2021, les diplômés concernés pourron. www.montpellier-management.fr
MANCOSA offers forgery-proof blockchain certificates. In an effort to tackle the fake qualifications threat and to protect its brand reputation, higher education institution… www.mancosa.co.za
Digitalisation des diplômes !Digitalisation des diplômes !ESB en partenariat avec BCdiploma et avec l’appui de l’AUF dématérialise et automatise la. www.esb.tn
Last November, following the deployment of EvidenZ on BSC, over 1000 Masterclass certificates were issued by Binance. Since then, we have been working with Binance to provide them with the best possible blockchain digital certificate platform on BSC.
With the new issuance of several thousand certificates for Binance Africa, but also the first certificates issued for Binance Brazil and Binance Colombia, there are, so far, more than 10,000 certificates issued by Binance using the EvidenZ platform, such as the CZ certificate issued during the “Webimarathon” organized by the Binance France team.
The initiative has been praised by the crypto press and particularly by the CoinTribune team:
Congratulations to Binance’s graduates! In late 2020, Binance came up with the idea of offering you to take an exam, in partnership with the EvidenZ blockchain…medium.com
We continue to work regularly and as seriously as possible with the Binance team, which we believe is the best way to continue to gain credibility among the leading crypto exchange.
End-user satisfaction survey
In collaboration with some user institutions: Arts et Métiers ParisTech, emlyon business school, IAE Nantes and VisionCompliance, we have developed a questionnaire to get some feedback from the end-users of the solution: the graduates. You will find the satisfaction level in the infographic!
We are very pleased to be continuing our collaboration with eCampusOntario. As a reminder, eCampusOntario is leading a consortium of 48 indigenous colleges, universities and institutes to develop and test online tools to enhance the use of educational technology and digital learning environments.
For the third time in a row, we have renewed our partnership with eCampusOntario for the next 12 months, proof of the satisfaction of the current users and the usefulness of the solution for academic institutions. This partnership allows us to increase our visibility in this part of the world and facilitates access to the solution for the 48 members of eCampusOntario.
In a country where digital credentials are becoming a must, 23 colleges and universities have already deployed the solution, and new institutions are steadily seizing the opportunity to adopt it.
We are currently deploying our solution on the European Commission’s EBSI blockchain, as part of the Fr.EBSI project, a project led for France by the University of Lille within the European Blockchain Partnership.
Specific information will be provided in the coming months.
In the next 20 months, we will deploy our solution on the EBSI blockchain, which will enable it to issue, manage and store “Verifiable Credentials” (100% digital certificates of official documents, diplomas, acquired skills) within the EBSI infrastructure.
Digital Credential Summit
We are pleased to have been invited by IMS Global Learning Consortium for the Digital Credentials Summit. Our talk: “why use 100% blockchain digital credentials in OpenBadges format?”
BCdiploma | Blockchain Credentials Solutions on LinkedIn: 2021 Digital Credentials Summit. Glad to have been invited by IMS Global Learning Consortium for the #DigitalCredentials Summit. Our topic…www.linkedin.com
Ytalks Paris YNOV Campus
A very good moment of sharing and training on a subject that involves us all (FR):
Webinar avec Microsoft
As part of our partnership — remember that we are Microsoft Cosell Partner — a webinar was co-organized with the Redmond giant.
Session “Ask Me Anything” avec le Satoshi Club
Marketing & communication around the project
EvidenZ is a special project in the cryptosphere. Our strategy is based on organic growth and on increasing the use of the platform worldwide. As such, we focus our efforts on product development, commercial development for institutions and partnerships. We are convinced that this is the best strategy to ensure real and long-term success. Don’t get us wrong: we have huge ambitions, we intend to go far and bring our community with us 💪
EvidenZ “vs” BCdiploma
We decided to make a change in the way the project is presented in the crypto world. Historically, the brand name “BCdiploma” was used to refer to the entire project, both on the institutional and crypto/tech side. We decided that it was needed for the BCdiploma brand — which works perfectly in the academic world — to be exclusively dedicated to the institutional sector, without mentioning the “crypto” aspects. This change is necessary to guarantee an optimal referencing of the solution and good readability on the digital credentials market. Please note that most of the communication to the institutional and academic world is done via LinkedIn and the new BCdiploma.com blog.
From the perspective of the cryptosphere and technology, the BCdiploma brand is too “diploma” related and therefore too restrictive. For this reason, the EvidenZ and Blockchain Certified Data Token brands will now be systematically used in the cryptosphere: they better represent the generic side and better highlight the infinite potential of the project in terms of data certification. As such, an extensive referencing campaign of EvidenZ and BCDT on dozens of crypto sites has been carried out and is still ongoing. This is a lot of work, but we believe it is a prerequisite for quality communication.
A new institutional website on BCdiploma.com
After several months of work, a new institutional website dedicated to the BCdiploma solution was launched at the beginning of the year. Optimized for SEO and content-oriented, it aims to put BCdiploma at the top of Google’s charts on Digital Credentials related searches. The international aspect has also been taken into account with translations in French, Spanish, Vietnamese and an English-UK localization.
A new blog dedicated to academic articles and news
A new blog dedicated to digital credentials has been launched alongside the new site. It contains and will contain only articles for institutional users, which will gradually disappear from the EvidenZ medium.
EvidenZ.io traduit en 6 langues
EvidenZ.io has seen many updates, especially in the section related to BCDT. To promote organic growth in new territories, EvidenZ.io, already available in French and English, has been translated and put online in Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese and more recently in Japanese.
A complete overhaul of the medium blog
Until the beginning of the year, the medium blog included both crypto-oriented and “institutional-academic” oriented articles. A complete overhaul has taken place to guarantee better readability of the contents, by category, and to highlight the “most exciting” contents, focusing on the news related to the crypto world. Academic content will gradually be transferred to BCdiploma.com.
Focus sur $BCDT
$BCDT in a few words
The $BCDT (Blockchain Certified Data Token) is the utility token of our ecosystem. It is necessary for issuing onchain certificates using EvidenZ smart contracts. Each time BCDT tokens are used to donate future issuance rights to a certificate issuer, a portion of the committed tokens are destroyed, effectively reducing the total number of $BCDT in circulation.
- The $BCDT is fully diluted: no more BCDT will ever be issued in the future
- No more BCDTs are locked
- BCDTs are regularly burned, 1.5M since the beginning of the project
- The supply in circulation can only decrease in the future
$BCDT is available on Binance Smart Chain
With a product deployed on BSC, what could be more logical than having $BCDT in the Binance blockchain environment? While ensuring a constant global circulating supply? Now, $BCDT is an integral part of the BSC ecosystem.
A tutorial is available to allow you to acquire and/or transfer $BCDT to/from Ethereum/BSC, via PancakeSwap. https://medium.com/bcdiploma/bcdt-is-now-live-on-binance-smart-chain-2de8074a66f6
$BCDT is available on Loopring
$BCDT was already available on Uniswap, Balancer and IDEX, it is now available on Loopring. Loopring is an exchange that makes trading fast and with low transaction fees, while offering reward systems to liquidity providers. Loopring will make it easier for new holders to access $BCDT, reducing the acquisition fees that have been particularly high for several months on Ethereum.
EvidenZ’s $BCDT is now available on Loopring. New listing for $BCDT, which is now available on the Loopring exchange. Loopring is a Layer 2 exchange that makes… medium.com
A major incentive campaign
Part of the project’s $BCDT reserve is being used to encourage liquidity providers. As such, a major campaign was launched in April by Loopring to encourage $BCDT holders to provide liquidity on this Layer 2 exchange. It will last until the end of September and involves 400,000 BCDT. Read more about the details and the distribution schedule in this article:
$BCDT: a 6-month incentive campaign has started on Loopring. The incentive campaign initiated by Loopring at the beginning of April is extended over 6 months with a total…medium.com
A video tutorial has been created by the team to allow you to participate in this campaign and to start using Loopring:
What’s next: the multichain, an opportunity
In recent months, a trend is emerging: blockchains based on Ethereum offer an interesting alternative in terms of performance/costs/energy costs, while being “EVM compatible”. We believe this is a unique opportunity for EvidenZ to expand its ecosystem with other crypto projects, bringing them a real use case and introducing EvidenZ to their community. Stay tuned!
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