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ODEM Reveals Education Platform at #SWITCH! Conference

By ODEM IO / February 26, 2019
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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…

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Women in Blockchain: Making a Difference

By ODEM IO / February 19, 2019
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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…

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ODEM Executives in China: Q&A

By ODEM IO / February 12, 2019
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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…

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Women in Blockchain: We Can Do Better!

By ODEM IO / February 7, 2019
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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…

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How a Decentralized Education System Can Improve Student Outcomes

By ODEM IO / January 25, 2019
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“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…

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Blockchain’s Bright Future in the Education Industry

By ODEM IO / January 15, 2019
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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…

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ODEM Expands Wallet Selection

By ODEM IO / January 3, 2019
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At ODEM, we’re working hard to expand the number of trusted crypto wallets that can accommodate ODEM Tokens. To ensure the security of your Tokens and peace of mind, we’re aligning with several more wallets to offer an array of security options. Our most-recent wallet providers include: Trezor – A popular hardware Bitcoin wallet that functions…

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Connecting with Ken Finch, ODEM’s Head of Business Development

By ODEM IO / December 3, 2018
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As the ODEM Platform moves toward launch in February 2019, Ken Finch, ODEM’s Head of Business Development, took a few minutes from his busy schedule to provide ODEM Marketing with an overview of his top priorities. Ken, how do you describe On-Demand Education Marketplace to someone unfamiliar with our project? In the most basic sense,…

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ODEM in Your Wallet

By ODEM IO / November 7, 2018
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At ODEM we’re proud to showcase the ODEM Platform and efforts to protect our supporters and their digital assets. Among our Platform’s features is the Ethereum-based ODEM Token, a utility currency that facilitates payments for academic courses and other services. To ensure the security of ODEM Tokens, we’ve aligned with several reputable companies to offer…

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ODEM is Awarding Students Blockchain Certificates

By ODEM IO / October 24, 2018
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ODEM is making educational records more accessible by granting blockchain certificates to participants in Excelorators’academic programs conducted on the campuses of Harvard University and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Forty-two students who recently completed a three-week English as a Second Language course that was presented on Harvard’s campus will receive ODEM certificates. The same…

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