The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) plans to launch a certification system on the Avalanche blockchain in India to protect against counterfeiting.

IEEE is the largest professional organization of its kind, and India has approximately 75,000 members, the second largest in the world after the United States. Once the system is launched, IEEE will issue credentials to trainees and users in India so that they can make the certificate authentication process instant and secure.

To issue certificates on the blockchain, the Institute plans to use the LegitDoc system developed by Zupple Labs. The choice of Avalanche C-Chain was driven by the need for an ecosystem that supports the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). However, as Zupple labs co-founder Neil Martis said, the company will experiment with other blockchains.

“Avalanche’s EVM compatibility makes it easier to develop and host a wide variety of applications, including credential registries and identity management,” said Avalanche India Head Devika Mittal.

In August, it was reported that the Indian army will use blockchain – the technology will help in communication between units.