ICONLOOP recently announced the release of a blockchain-based certificate issuance service called ‘broof’, which is based on the ICON public network. Broof can be used to issue any type of official certificate, such as graduation certificates, for example.

With the aim of accelerating mass adoption of blockchain, ICONLOOP developed ‘broof’ to support certificate issuance and storage and prevent falsification. Authorities can minimize costs of issuing and storing paper documents without having to create a separate database system, while recipients can receive and view their blockchain-based certificates anywhere and anytime.

Simply put, certificate issuances can occur when the listed data from the issuing authority corresponds with the requestor’s input data. “Once the issuing authority (company or institution) sets the approved recipient list, issuance period, and a URL, the recipient can access the URL and enter their name and password to obtain the certificate without going through other lengthy procedures,” states ICONLOOP’s Medium post.

Additional features such as certificate template customization are possible, allowing users to change the color, logo and text on a certificate and to keep track of related statistics. More details of the certificate issuance can then be obtained on the ‘ICON Tracker’, which provides all transactions recorded on the ICON network.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Citizens Hall, POSTECH and Studypie have already used the blockchain certificate issuance service to appoint members and issue blockchain graduation certificates to students.

“ICONLOOP has been cooperating with the government and other various institutions in a myriad of ways in order to implement simple blockchain services in everyday life. We expect ‘broof’ will create a safer and more reliable certification system in areas such as administration, education and finance. At the same time, it will also reduce the required social costs involved,” stated ICONLOOP CEO, Jonghyup Kim.

To those who ish to issue certificates using ‘broof’, sign up for a membership on the official website (currently in Korean only).