A blockchain is innately secure. It utilises powerful cryptography to give individuals ownership of an address and the crypto assets associated with it, through a combination of public and private keys, made up of combinations of random numbers and letter. This solves the issue of stolen identity as addresses are not directly associated with users’ identity, whilst also being far harder to compromise. Private keys are even more secure as they are considerably longer. It is in this way that blockchain offers a greater level of security to the individual user as it removes the need for weak and easily compromised passwords and online identities.

The security of personal data, especially that which is stored online, is a human right. It has failed to evolve and actually been deteriorating in recent years. Blockchain technology has the potential to entirely change this. So while you register for multiple education websites over the period of your application journey, kindly note that neither do you own that data that you have shared with them while registering nor do they such an encryption technology in place (rivalling Blockchain) to keep your data safe.