Following on a spotlight feature on the Sapiens Project, a decentralized academic and reputation platform intended to disrupt the academic certification system, Invest in Blockchain sits down with founder Matteo Ferrari to learn more.
What compelled you to start this project?
In May 2016 I was applying for a job. They asked me for a certified evidence of my MSc degree. I had to go to my university, print a paper version of my MSc degree certificate, put a revenue stamp on it (16 euro), scan it and finally submit it.
But it still was an auto-certification process! They had to trust the certificate I gave them or call my University for further verifications. So I started to think about a solution with a blockchain-based protocol and Sapiens Project popped up. I then started to think…