What are the benefits of blockchain CXC E-Certificate?

A blockchain certificate can be used to verify your credentials to prospective universities and employers. You can also publicly share your CXC E-Certificate with family members and friends on social or privately share via text or email using a certificate link.

How do I access my blockchain CXC E-Certificate?

In the upcoming weeks, you will receive an invitation to Download Your Blockcerts Mobile App. After downloading the Blockcerts App and adding CXC as an issuer, you will import your CXC E-Certificate into your certificate wallet. Each Blockcert contains the issued CXC E-Certificate and the evidence required to verify, so you have your complete record to share and backup.

What’s next?

❏ Check your email for a link to the Blockcerts Wallet mobile app within.

❏ Download Blockcerts Wallet on your phone and create a free account.

❏ You will be issued a passphrase that allows you to maintain ownership of your blockchain-based records across multiple devices.

❏ Store your passphrase somewhere safe. If you lose it, you will need to download the app again, obtain a new passphrase, and contact us to reissue your CXC E-Certificate.

❏ After installation, you will receive an email. Click on the link to generate your unique public key and add CXC as an issuer.

❏ When your digital CXC E-Certificate is available, you will receive an email from CXC with a coded diploma file attached.

❏ Store your CXC E-Certificate file wherever you keep important data files. You can also click the link in the email to add the CXC E-Certificate to your Blockcerts Wallet.

You earned them. Why shouldn’t you own them?

CXC is preparing an exciting new project: issuing your CXC E-Certificate on the blockchain. This will allow you to own your official records. In other words, CXC isn’t just sending you a digital copy of your E-Certificate; they are issuing you the actual, original certification in digital form.

What does this mean for me?

When you own your official records, you no longer have to get original copies from the registrar every time you are applying for a new opportunity, whether that is at a school or with an employer. You can simply send your digital CXC E-Certificate via email or text message, or paste a link to your E-Certificate in your resume or LinkedIn profile for easy verification.

How do I get my CXC E-Certificate?

Your records will be sent to you by email as an attachment, so you can store them wherever you like. You can also keep them in your secure mobile app, which is designed to receive, store, and share your digital CXC E-Certificates. Receiving certificates is an easy, three-step process:

  • First, download the free mobile app.

You will receive an email from CXC inviting you to download your free Blockcerts app from your phone’s App Store. Once it’s installed, it’s recommended that you copy your secure passphrase and store it somewhere safe. The passphrase lets you prove that you own your certificates if you ever delete the app or lose your phone.

  • Next, add CXC as an issuer.

Once you have installed the app, click the link in the email to add CXC as an issuer. You only need to add them once; after that, they can send you as many certificates as you earn.

  • Finally, add your certificate to the app.

When it’s time to receive your certificate, you will receive a second email from CXC with your actual certificate attached. This file is your real blockchain certificate; you can store it wherever you store your other important data files. You can also click the link in the email to add the certificate to your app, which makes certificate sharing and online display easy.

How does the app work?

Your app works just like a private folder. It’s cryptographically secured, so nobody but you has access to it. It talks to the organizations that issue you certificates, so they know where to send them. It also lets you keep certificates from many different organizations all in one place on your own devices, so you don’t have to rely on anyone else to store your certificates. It’s not tied to

any public identity you have (like a social media profile or a school account), so you choose when and how you want to share the information in your app.

What this means, though, is that you are completely responsible for managing your app. It will have a secure passphrase to which nobody but you has access. Make sure you save your unique passphrase in a secure place, like a password manager. This will let you regenerate your app and prove you own your credentials if you ever delete your app or lose your phone. If you lose your passphrase, it’s like losing the ID that says you are who you say you are; you will need to contact us to re-issue your CXC E-Certificate to you.

What can I do with my blockchain CXC E-Certificate?

Having your CXC E-Certificate on the blockchain means that your original record is always in your possession. You control how it is used. You can choose to share your CXC E-Certificate publicly, like on a social media profile (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.), or send your CXC E-Certificate privately by email or text message. Finally, you can include links to your CXC E-Certificate on your resume, public portfolio, or applications, so that people like potential employers can verify your qualifications with the click of a button.

How long will I have my blockchain CXC E-Certificate?

Once a record is on the blockchain, it’s there forever. Your certificate may expire (if it’s time-delimited, like a license) or be revoked (if it was issued in error, or as part of a disciplinary action), but you will always have it in your possession. If it is expired or revoked, however, it will no longer verify as a valid certificate by third parties.

What if I lose my phone, or my mobile app?

As long as you have your passphrase, you can import your CXC E-Certificate to a new app at any time and still prove it belongs to you. Just download the app from the App Store, enter your passphrase, and import your CXC E-Certificate.

The passphrase is also what allows you to maintain ownership of your CXC E-Certificate across multiple devices. So, for example, you can enter the passphrase into apps you download on your tablet or another phone, then import the same CXC E-Certificate to those apps, too.

If you lose your passphrase, however, there is no way to prove ownership of your CXC E-Certificate.  It’s like losing the ID that says you are who you say you are; even if you still have your CXC E-Certificate, you can’t prove it’s yours. If this happens, you will need to download the app again, get a new passphrase, and contact us so we can re-issue your CXC E-Certificate to you.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

If you have more questions about your blockchain certificate app or the issuing process, please contact CXC Support at cxcezo@cxc.org or (246) 227-1700.

We’re here to help make accepting and using blockchain certificates easy!