ODEM Crowdsale Launch and FAQs


Hello ODEM Supporters,

It’s been a busy and exciting first day of the ODEM.IO crowdsale! On behalf of our team, thank you for your support and patience as we work through a few challenges and technical hiccups with our launch. We’re attending to your questions and concerns in real-time.

As CEO of On-Demand Education Marketplace, I want to assure you that we’re as committed as ever to our vision of using blockchain technology to make education more accessible and affordable.

I want to especially thank those participants who shared information with us and other participants to thwart scammers. Stay vigilant and ask us anything on Telegram.

Technically, we’ve made improvements to our website to enable easier access to your dashboard and a dynamic view of the sale’s progress. We are also moving quickly to answer recurring questions. Read more

ODEM.IO Opens Crowdsale for World’s First Education Marketplace

Chiasso, Switzerland – 2-17-2018 – ODEM.IO, creator of the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, has launched its public crowdsale of ODEM Tokens.

ODEM.IO is proud to announce the launch of its much-anticipated crowdsale to fund development of the blockchain-based ODEM platform. ODEM.IO has set a hard cap of €9 million (US$11.26 million) from the planned sale of 180 million ODEM Tokens for about €0.05 each. Tokens will be set in ETH 24 hours prior to the start of the crowdsale. The project has already raised €2.2 million, more than double ODEM.IO’s €1 million soft cap. The crowdsale runs through March 19.

“What I love about the crowdsale is that it will give power to the people to support and advise us in the ODEM platform’s development,” says Richard Maaghul, ODEM.IO’s Chief Executive Officer. “It’s you, the people, who are making this platform happen.”

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ODEM.IO Exceeds Soft Cap and Raises 2.2 Million Euros in Pre-Sale

Chiasso, Switzerland – 2-5-2018 – ODEM.IO, creator of the On-Demand Education Marketplace ODEM.IO, creator of the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, completes 2.2 million euro pre-crowdsale raise.

ODEM.IO is delighted to announce the raising of 2.2 million euro (US$2.75 million) from accredited investors ahead of the Feb. 17 launch of the ODEM public crowdsale. Investors snapped up all of the 58,200,000 ODEM Tokens allocated to the presale, says Richard Maaghul, ODEM.IO’s Chief Executive Officer.

“This is a real sign of investor confidence in ODEM.IO’s mission to use blockchain-and-artificial-intelligence technology to improve student access to higher-quality education,” Maaghul says. “We’re very excited about what this means for the upcoming public crowdsale.”

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February Newsletter: The Crowdsale is around the corner

The ODEM Crowdsale - Education is more powerful together

The ODEM Crowdsale

With less than two weeks until the start of On-Demand Education Marketplace’s public crowdsale, the pace of Know Your Customer registration is quickening. Anyone interested in acquiring ODEM Tokens must first clear KYC registration to ensure the legitimacy of the sale and ODEM.IO’s ongoing operations.

ODEM.IO’s much-anticipated crowdsale will launch at 9 a.m. Central European Time on Saturday, Feb. 17 and run until March 19. To streamline your participation in the crowdsale, begin your KYC process here.

Join the ODEM Bounty Program

ODEM.IO’s generous bounty program is alive and well, with details available on BitcoinTalk. We’ll be distributing more than one million free tokens to ODEM.IO supporters through the program until the crowdsale ends in March. To stake your claim, join the ODEM.IO conversation on Telegram and share our messaging with your network.

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Why Learning Together Matters

Why Learning Together Matters

I’m a huge fan of in-person, live college lectures. When I studied Business at Youngstown State University in Ohio back in the 1980s, I loved attending lectures. They were all about learning and big ideas. Class sizes were moderate. And I appreciated being able to interact with my fellow students and get to know my professors.

Thanks to the growing popularity of online classes, many of today’s students are missing out on the benefits of in-person lectures. That’s a tragedy.

It’s also why I’m so passionate about promoting live lectures and other in-person learning experiences. As the chief executive officer of On-Demand Education Marketplace, or ODEM, I’m committed to building a blockchain-based platform that empowers students to put live lectures from top universities at the core of their ongoing education.

“As the chief executive officer of On-Demand Education Marketplace, or ODEM, I’m committed to building a blockchain-based platform that empowers students to put live lectures from top universities at the core of their ongoing education.”
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ODEM.IO, Origin Protocol to Partner on Education Marketplace

ODEM.IO is collaborating with Origin Protocol to create the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace

Chiasso, Switzerland – 01–24–2018 — ODEM.IO is collaborating with Origin Protocol to create the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace.

ODEM.IO and Origin Protocol will work together to enable development of the ODEM platform by using the Ethereum blockchain and the InterPlanetary Filing System (IPFS) protocol.

“We’re delighted to welcome Origin, a global leader in the technology of disrupting traditional marketplaces, to the ODEM.IO project,” said Richard Maaghul, ODEM.IO’s chief executive officer. “I’m excited about creating a secure, efficient blockchain ecosystem that promises to make higher-quality education more accessible and affordable.”
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Online Education Leaves Some Students Behind


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The darker side of online education is becoming more apparent.

That was my takeaway from a recent Economic View column in the New York Times by University of Michigan Professor Susan Dynarski.

In Online Courses Are Harming the Students Who Need the Most Help, Dynarski points to disturbing signs that the spread of online education is hurting weaker students who are more likely to benefit from live, in-person instruction.

While online courses have some significant benefits and hold the promise of reaching vast numbers of students, evidence suggests their widespread use is problematic for less proficient students and contribute to a widening of the knowledge gap between students who are succeeding at school and those who are not.
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Blockchain Spurs Collaboration in Educational Communities


Imagine bundling solutions to higher education’s greatest challenges into a single platform.

Education is critical to the growth of local, national and international communities. Despite its importance, the process of acquiring an education is plagued by rising costs, inaccessibility, and opaque processes.

On-Demand Education Marketplace and its partner, Excelorators Inc, are global innovators focused on using emerging technology to bring about elegant solutions to education’s challenges. These companies are making in-person learning more accessible by enabling greater coordination and collaboration among students and education service providers.

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ODEM Gets Michael Zargham Expert Data Engineer

Chiasso, Switzerland – 01-15-2018 – ODEM.IO, creator of the On-Demand Education Marketplace hires Michael Zargham, Ph.D. as Chief Systems Engineer.

Dr. Zargham, a specialist in data-driven decision systems with more than a decade of experience designing decentralized business processes, will spearhead system-level design for ODEM.IO’s blockchain-based economic model and the ODEM Token. He plans to leverage the capabilities of his BlockScience research team to analyze and validate the ODEM economic system once the ODEM Token is launched.

“We’re very excited to welcome Michael to ODEM.IO’s core development team,” said Richard Maaghul, ODEM.IO Chief Executive Officer. “Dr. Zargham is ideally suited to the role because of his extensive background in crafting architecture for artificial intelligence systems and token economics.”

“ODEM’s system-level design lays the groundwork for blockchain, machine learning, and data processing software to dramatically improve the accessibility and efficiency of delivering higher education,” Maaghul said

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ODEM and the World Crypto Economic Forum (WCEF)

ODEM at the World Crypto Economic Forum (WCEF), January 15-16, 2018

ODEM’s own Dr. Michael Zargham will be speaking at the WCEF’s event in San Francisco

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Dr. Zargham will be speaking on Coordination Markets and Crypto-Economics for the Application Layer

Dr. Zargham’s talk will focus on unique aspects of the application layer in blockchain-based platforms. Specifically, he will elaborate on application layers in platforms that act as coordination markets in which a group of service providers and consumers interact to provide a service or event. Dr. Zargham will use ODEM.IO (On-Demand Education Marketplace), a new blockchain-enabled platform being developed to coordinate in-person education events, as a case study.

About Dr. Michael Zargham

Michael Zargham is the founder and CEO of BlockScience, an Oakland, California-based research-and-analytics firm specialized in engineering business decision processes on decentralized networks. Dr. Zargham earned a Ph.D. in systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied the optimization and control of decentralized networks. His earliest work on peer-to-peer effects on business decision making included the development of algorithms to reverse engineer the word-of-mouth effect in enterprise software licensing decisions. Dr. Zargham has designed data-driven decision systems and assembled a data science team for a media technology firm. He also worked on the mathematical specifications of blockchain-enabled software systems with a focus on observation and control of the information state of networks. Dr. Zargham is the author of Raising Social Capital: Tokenizing a Customer-Driven business in collaboration with partners Sweetbridge and Coinfund. The paper elaborates on how a discount token framework allows users of a software-as-a-service platform to share the use of the platform.

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