The Project Management Institute (PMI), a Pennsylvania-based organization for project and product management professionals, has named Atala Prism, Input Output’s identity management solution, to its list of the year’s most influential projects. The company behind the Cardano protocol announced a collaboration with Ethiopia’s Minister of Education to create a blockchain-powered system for monitoring student performance in local schools. The project, dubbed “the largest blockchain deployment” by Input Output, is set to begin in early 2022. The agreement’s goal is to improve educational efficiency while also ensuring social mobility for students living in impoverished rural areas.
Input Output’s director of African operations, John O’Connor, stated that Atala Prism could also be used to integrate learning management systems to assist students with homework:
We may also integrate learning management systems in the future, so students can use the system to figure out what homework they need to do—and do it on the tablet.
The 14th most influential project of the year was Atala Prism. The Bahamas’ Sand Dollar, the world’s first central bank digital currency, was ranked fourth.