An open question for discussion, and something I'd love to find out more about...
Is anyone looking into the application of blockchain with respect to Moodle - I ask following the MIT/Learning Machine announcement
I'm not really asking if there's direct work going on to implement it, but if its HQ (or anyone else's) radar as something to be looking at going forward? And if so, what kind of form might it take?
Is the MIT the MIT as we know it? The "Massachusetts Institute of Technology"
or is this some random outfit who is flogging something, a little like the 'Emperors New Clothes'?
Joking apart, it seems the Blockchain idea is taking on around the world, so much so it has been talked about by the Government Office for Science (gov.uk) Here's a PDF entitled:Distributed Ledger Technology: beyond block chain. which discusses the pros and cons in the various areas in society where this new technology could be used.
I put blockchain in the basket of amazing and exciting tech. I would love to play with more. A bit like Amazon Echo. I think about what cool things I would build with it if I had time to do so. But I am still not sure how it would be applied practically in Moodle.
Verifying certificates and anti-plagiarism look like candidates. Perhaps providing conditional access to courses and activities across multiple and unconnected Moodle sites? Kind of like a global pre-requisite system.