The College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN) in Rishon LeZion announced this month that students who complete the ‘Blockchain, Fintech, and Digital Currencies’ graduate MBA course this year will be awarded non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
This is the first academic institution in Israel to offer NFT credentials, although it is only the second in the world after Samsung-supported Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea.
The NFTs will be issued by Dean Prof. Tamar Almor and the fintech and blockchain consultancy company MHFintechs. Meirav Harel, a blockchain specialist and qualified financial counselor who was named one of the “100 Most Inspiring Women in Blockchain 2020,” runs the site.
The NFTs are powered by Tezos Israel, a Tel Aviv-based innovative blockchain lab that supports the initiative by minting and distributing NFTs to students. Tezos is a self-evolving blockchain noted for its clean NFTs for companies like Gap, Ubisoft, and the McLaren and Red Bull Formula One Racing teams.