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Research Article

Secure Digital Transactions in The Education Sector Using Blockchain

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.3-11-2021.171758,
        author={Muhammad Nouman and Kareem Ullah and Muhammad Azam},
        title={Secure Digital Transactions in The Education Sector  Using Blockchain},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems: Online First},
        volume={},
        number={},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={SIS},
        year={2021},
        month={11},
        keywords={Blockchain technology, IPFS, Litecoin, Ethereum, P2P technology},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-11-2021.171758}
    }
    
  • Muhammad Nouman
    Kareem Ullah
    Muhammad Azam
    Year: 2021
    Secure Digital Transactions in The Education Sector Using Blockchain
    SIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-11-2021.171758
Muhammad Nouman1,*, Kareem Ullah1, Muhammad Azam1
  • 1: University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan
*Contact email: m.nouman909@gmail.com

Abstract

A blockchain is a decentralized, distributed peer-to-peer network that allows one node to communicate with other nodes. When using blockchain technology in education, data or records can be stored permanently without fear of hacking du e to the secure hashing algorithms in blockchain technology. The goal is to create a new blockchain technology that has the potential to form a decentralized application in education, with the help of different components, such as Meta Mask, IPFS, Ganache, and other test networks such as Rinke by and Rostand, as well as Web3 JS and Ethereum cryptocurrency. This research was applied in the following ways: (a) analysing the three most well-known blockchain cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum); (b) investigating the features and issues surrounding the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, and (c) creating a graphical interface for the IPFS bandwidth analysis for storing files on the network using Web3 JS and Smart Contracts. As a result, this research paper provides a proper demonstration of data storage without the use of a centralized system (decentralized and distributed P2P network) using IPFS to aid in data segmentation for storage purposes.