Digital Garage Group


May 24, 2024

Crypto Garage Provides Technical Support for “Digital Certificate” Launched by the Eiken Foundation of Japan

〜 Provided Back-End Technology in Cooperation with DOU~

Crypto Garage Inc. (Crypto Garage) , a Fintech company developing blockchain financial services, has cooperated with DOU, inc. (DOU) to provide technical support for the “Digital Certificate,” on certificates for passing the practical English proficiency test EIKEN test / EIKEN S-CBT and the EIKEN CSE score from the digital version of “Lifelong Learner Account”, which will be offered from May 30, 2024.

■About Digital Certificate

Eiken’s “Lifelong Learner Account” is a service introduced in September 2023 to allow students to continuously track their past test-taking history, even if their environment or registration information changes.(*1)

The “Digital Certificates” to be launched follows the Verifiable Credentials standard proposed by the W3C, a global Web standards organization, and are provided in a form that makes it impossible to change the test results like paper certificates. It is possible to issue more than 8.5 million copies, making it the largest-scale electronic certificate issued by domestic certification organizations.

(*1) Reference: Eiken Foundation of Japan Announcement dated September 20, 2023

■Back-end technology provided by Crypto Garage

Crypto Garage provided the technology related to the private keys required for the digital certificates through DOU.
Crypto Garage combines its strengths in blockchain-related technology, global standard security widely used by financial institutions, and private key management expertise as a crypto asset licensed entity to support digital certificate projects requiring high security and uptime.

Crypto Garage will continue to provide technology, develop services around the DID/VC(*2) area, and contribute to social issues with blockchain technology.

(*2) DID/VC: Decentralized Identifier (DID/Decentralized ID) and Verifiable Credential (VC/Verifiable Digital Certificate), which means a method of next-generation authentication and certification that leverages blockchain technology. This technology guarantees “confidentiality” in that individuals manage their information, “security” in the form of tolerance to tampering and traceability, and “convenience” in that individuals can freely use information that has once been certified by a third party when presenting a certificate.

■Future roadmap

Crypto Garage will continue to develop and provide high-standard financial services utilizing blockchain technology and cryptography through collaboration with DG Group assets and partners. It will also contribute to the creation of next-generation social structures and the development of a sustainable society.

■Company Profile

Name: Crypto Garage, Inc.
Location: DG Bldg., 3-5-7 Ebisu Minami, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0022
Established: September 2018
Representative: Masahito Okuma, CEO
Crypto Asset Exchange Registration Number: Kanto Finance Bureau 00029
Membership: Japan Virtual and Crypto asset Exchange Association
Global Digital Finance
Business: R&D and commercialization of financial services using blockchain