ODEM, Education and Blockchain: Fasten Your Seatbelt

Every so often when checking in for a flight I’ll jokingly ask the airline agent to “put me beside someone interesting.” My request usually generates a smile. Although air travel can be grueling, I love the cosmic randomness of meeting fascinating people on passenger jets. After the usual onboard introductions, I listen for any opportunity… read more

ODEM in Pakistan: Land of Opportunity

ODEM executives led by CEO Richard Maaghul are in Pakistan this week to explore opportunities to assist in the education of the country’s growing population. Pakistan is not only the world’s fifth-most-populous country with more than 200 million people, but almost two-thirds of its citizens are younger than thirty years of age. During a previous… read more

Breaking Down the Barriers: ODEM’s Johanna Maaghul

Johanna Maaghul is an author, technical writer, literary agent, and the Co-founder/Chief Integrator of ODEM, an education and blockchain company. Johanna, who spoke with ODEM’s marketing team ahead of today’s International Women’s Day 2019, is speaking out in support of greater female representation in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world. What’s the connection between blockchain technology… read more

Creating Positive Change: Nina Nichols and Global Women in Blockchain

Denver, Colorado-based entrepreneur Nina Nichols is committed to creating positive change in the crypto/blockchain industry. She’s the founder of Global Women in Blockchain (GWB), an umbrella group dedicated to accelerating the formation of partnerships to encourage and enable women to become leaders in the education, development, and promotion of blockchain technologies. In addition to her… read more

ODEM Reveals Education Platform at #SWITCH! Conference

We’re excited at ODEM to be officially launching the ODEM Platform, becoming among the first Ethereum applications to transact business on the blockchain. With fewer than 10 percent of ICO’s activating on the Ethereum mainnet, we’re delighted to reach this milestone. After more than a year of development, we’re pulling the covers off our global… read more

Women in Blockchain: Making a Difference

In Part I of ODEM’s Women in Blockchain blog series we highlighted the lack of female representation in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Today, I want to tell you about an exciting group dedicated to helping women overcome barriers to greater female participation in our industry. Elena Sinelnikova and Natalia Ameline founded CryptoChicks in… read more

ODEM Executives in China: Q&A

ODEM CEO Richard Maaghul and ODEM Business Development Chief Ken Finch are traveling to China to meet with early adopters of the ODEM Platform. We’re grateful to Ken for taking time to preview the trip to Beijing and Shanghai. Ken, why China, why now? Business development in China has been a high priority for a… read more

Women in Blockchain: We Can Do Better!

The blockchain and cryptocurrency business is routinely the target of criticism for its dismally low representation of women in the workplace. Though technology industries tend to be male dominated, blockchain and crypto are even more out of sync when it comes to female representation. A December 2018 study of 100 blockchain startups found that only 14.5 percent… read more

How a Decentralized Education System Can Improve Student Outcomes

“Gradually, decentralized trust will be accepted as a new and effective trust model. We have seen this evolution of understanding before – on the internet.” – Andreas Antonopoulos, blockchain visionary. If you’ve paid attention to the cryptocurrency/blockchain community during 2018, one of the great buzzwords throughout the year was “decentralization.” Cries of “decentralize everything!” were… read more

Blockchain’s Bright Future in the Education Industry

Unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent years, you’ve heard the term blockchain spreading like wildfire. The use cases for blockchain outside of cryptocurrency range from the revolutionary to the ridiculous. But using blockchain in education is one real area that takes advantage of the record-keeping abilities inherent in any blockchain. Here are… read more