Digital Wallets for Education, BlockChain, and Self-Sovereign Identity

Wednesday, October 27 | 8:00AM–8:45AM ET | 201AB, 200 Level
Viewing Location: Philadelphia
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session
This session will be recorded for later viewing
Beyond the transcript, what are the verifiable artifacts of learning that students might be able to take with them along their lifelong education journey? Based on a range of work for advancing the trusted learning network, ASU has developed a digital wallet for education. Led by Arizona State University and a coalition of education and open source technology architects, a new educational digital wallet called Pocket has been developed based on a technical stack enterprise infrastructure for distributed ledger technologies, starting with one of the first self-sovereign identity platforms. Over the past year, ASU and coalition partners have begun to develop applications within Pocket, including transfer credit, digital portfolios, and student success MyData real-time reporting. Current work includes adding mapping of skills and competencies, along with a credit maximizer algorithm. The panel will include discussions on the context, architecture, student journey, and a live demonstration of Pocket.


  • Annie Davis

    PR + Editorial Manager, Arizona State University
  • Lev Gonick

    Chief Information Officer, Arizona State University
  • Timothy Summers

    Executive Director, Arizona State University