Cardano, a fully open-source, decentralized public blockchain and cryptocurrency project, has recently risen to be one of the top 5 cryptocurrencies, with a market cap of over $18 billion (at time of press). Cardano claims to be the very first blockchain platform to evolve out of a scientific philosophy and a research-first approach — the Cardano team uses peer-reviewed academic research to build their blockchain technology.
It should come at no surprise, then, that the first official use case of Cardano is related to academia. They have recently announced that GRNET, the national research and education network of Greece, has partnered with their blockchain research and development company IOHK to verify student diplomas on Cardano.
IOHK, a company led by Ethereum co-founder and…