ODEM Token Lists on BitForex Exchange

CHIASSO, Switzerland, June 22, 2018 – ODEM, creator of the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is pleased to announce the trading of ODEM Tokens (ODE) on BitForex digital-asset exchange.

BitForex, known for its low transaction fees, welcomes traders at all volume tiers to buy and sell ODE. The Singapore-headquartered exchange transacts more than US$100 million of digital currencies daily and has clients in more than 86 countries.

“We’re excited to continue to expand access to ODEM Tokens through BitForex to our new clients and established communities in Asia,” said Richard Maaghul, ODEM’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re thrilled about BitForex’s growing trading volumes and availability to users in almost 90 jurisdictions, including the U.S.”

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ODEM to Partner with Internet Bar Organization to Aid Rohingya

ODEM to Partner with Internet Bar Organization to Aid Rohingya

Credit: David Dare Parker

At the intersection of people and technology, ODEM, the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is partnering with the Internet Bar Organization to deploy blockchain technology to help address the plight of displaced the Rohingya people of Southeast Asia.

In a refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh at least 700,000 Rohingya have congregated after being driven from their homes in neighboring Myanmar. They fled to Bangladesh with only their most-limited possessions. In many cases, their professional identities and credentials were lost, confiscated, or left behind. Rohingya doctors, lawyers, professors, and teachers are among the displaced. Read more

ODEM and Identity Through Education

ODEM - Identity Through Education

At ODEM, the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, we’re committed to making education more accessible and affordable. By implementing blockchain technology, we’re empowering students to customize and control their educational identity.

The blockchain, or the encryption software that makes digital currencies possible, enables the creation of permanent and shareable records of academic achievement through the use of decentralized computer networks.

Through a process called Identity Through Education, ODEM is moving to help individuals who have lost access to their academic history due to unforeseen circumstances. ITE is a service on the ODEM Platform activated by ODEM Tokens (ODE), our tradeable digital token.

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ODEM and Blockchain Certificates

ODEM Blockchain Certificates

ODEM, the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is committed to delivering a core promise of blockchain technology with digitally verified education certificates.

Developing secure and portable records of a student’s academic history is in line with our mission to make higher education more accessible and affordable. By using blockchain technology, the encryption software that underpins digital currencies such as Ethereum, we’re shifting control of academic records of achievement from educational institutions into the hands of students.

“Blockchain technology will accelerate the end of a paper-based system for certificates,” the European Union’s Joint Research Centre said last year in a report on blockchain’s potential to change the education industry. “Many kinds of certificates issued by educational organisations, in particular qualifications and records of achievement, can be permanently and reliably secured using blockchain technology.”
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ODEM Meetup in San Francisco and Restoring Rohingya Identity Through Education

ODEM San Francisco Meetup

Hello ODEM Community!

San Francisco Meetup

Mark your calendar! Dr. Adel El Messiry, ODEM’s Chief Technology Mentor, will make a special presentation about the ODEM Platform and its capabilities on Wednesday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. at ODEM @ Spaces, Levi Plaza, 1160 Battery Street, Suite 100, San Francisco. A catered reception will follow.

Dr. El Messiry will emphasize the platform’s full-cycle closed beta and its ability to engage end-to-end working systems. This includes the web interface, educational program management and creation, the materializing of events on the blockchain, and the retrieval of hashes for events and other web-based activities.

ODEM and Creating Digital
Identity for Rohingya Refugees

ODEM is joining with the Internet Bar Organization to provide members of the stateless Rohingya muslim community with digital identities. We’re building a coalition of local leaders and international aid organizations to address basic digital rights. The tie-up with the IBO, called the Rohingya Refugee Rescue Project, will use blockchain technology and proprietary ODEM systems to verify and secure identities for the Rohingya, a persecuted minority with roots in northwestern Myanmar.

Rohingya Project

ODEM’s database services and credentials-verification tools will be used to specifically assist Rohingya who live in the Cox’s Bazar resettlement camp in Bangladesh. Establishing identities for them is a first step toward helping the community to recover from its forced expulsion from Myanmar. Read more

Education’s New Economic Opportunity

Digital Delivery Offers Hope of New Revenue Streams

Larry Bridgesmith Chief Education Strategist at ODEM.IO

Economic Challenges in Higher Education

Anyone associated with higher education is painfully aware of the dilemma facing the traditional academic environment. Costs of delivery (faculty, facilities, salaries and administrative expenses) in U.S. colleges and universities over the last 20 years have exceeded all expectations. The price of delivering University level education has risen almost 200% from 1997 to 2017 (in contrast to a 55.6% cost of living increase). Read more

ODEM – The Full Vision and Pre-Beta Previews

The ODEM Team has been hard at work developing our core ODEM Platform. We’re delighted to share highlights with you from last month’s publication of our technical whitepaper.

For those new to the ODEM, we’re creating the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace for students and educators to come together in pursuit of exceptional opportunities to learn and to teach. Students will use the ODEM Platform, an online software-as-a-service platform, to discover and register for academic programs around the world. Educators will promote their courses and teaching talents. Blockchain technology and associated digital tokens combine to automate the organization and delivery of in-person learning experiences. Supported by a growing community of students, educators and service providers, the platform embodies ODEM’s mission to improve the accessibility and affordability of higher education.

ODEM differs from many other blockchain-based enterprises because it relies on two types of digital tokens instead of one. ODEM-Tokens (ODEM-T) provide access and function as a core platform currency. They’re also used for student-and-educator staking, or registering, for specific academic offerings. ODEM Credits (ODEM-C), the other type of token, act as a secure deed, or certificate of a student’s verified student scholastic history.

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We’ve Filed Provisional Patents!

ODEM Program Staking Process

It should come as no surprise that ODEM, creator of the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, has filed for provisional U.S. patents on two critical elements of our blockchain-based education platform.

ODEM, which is headquartered in Switzerland, is using blockchain technology and associated digital tokens to automate the organization and delivery of in-person learning experiences. We’re proud to have developed proprietary solutions that will fundamentally change the way students access and manage their education.

Recently, our company and Dr. Adel El Messiry, ODEM’s chief of technology, initiated the process of asserting ownership rights to the technological foundation of the ODEM Platform. We’re seeking patents on the platform’s system of staking, or registering for, academic programs as well as unique design aspects of the system’s digital-token model. The filings were made to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read more

June Newsletter: ODEM Platform Sneak Peak and New Hires

ODEM Education Marketplace Platform Preview

Hello ODEM fans,

The clock is ticking down to the launch of the beta version of the ODEM Platform at the end of June. Developed under the leadership of Dr. Adel El Messiry, the company’s technology lead, the platform is at the core of our mission to make education more accessible and affordable. Powered by ODEM Tokens, the company’s openly traded digital currency, the platform will function as a global marketplace for students and educators. Read more

Five Top Reasons to Hodl ODEM Tokens

Five Top Reasons to HODL ODEM Tokens

Hodl! That’s no ordinary typo. In the world of cryptocurrency, it means “hold on for dear life,” or “don’t sell your digital tokens too soon.” The crypto-meme’s proliferation inspired us at On-Demand Education Marketplace to come up with five compelling reasons to holdl ODEM Tokens. Critical to the operation of the ODEM Platform, the tokens are central to the company’s mission to make higher education more accessible and affordable. Read more