Permanently Secure Certificates
Educators that issue digital certifications will use Paideia to store their associated digital signatures. Unique, signed digital certifications are given directly to the users and linked to their student NFT. Thus, verification of the authenticity of a certificate only requires comparison with the digital signature/hash stored on the Paideia blockchain.
The proof of each certificate will be stored completely, securely and permanently. Thus, even if the institutions that issued the certificates were to close down, or if the entire system of education collapses, those certificates are still verifiable against the blockchain records. Furthermore, once institutions issue a certificate, they do not need to spend any further resources to confirm the validity of that certificate to third parties, since they will be able to verify the certificates directly themselves on the blockchain.