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ODEM: Keeping Our Promises

By ODEM IO / May 5, 2018
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“Even a ship going in circles feels fast.” David Cain. On a recent long-distance flight pondered the difference between being busy and getting things done. Sometimes people get so wrapped up in “doing” that they lose sight of the importance of “finishing.” That’s why I want our community at On-Demand Education Marketplace to know that we’re…

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The Best Reasons to Participate in the ODEM Crowdsale

By ODEM IO / February 19, 2018
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As CEO of On-Demand Education Marketplace, I get a charge out of helping people understand what sets ODEM apart from the hundreds, maybe thousands, of blockchain and digital currency projects from which investors can choose. A hint: It’s not my rugged good looks. The biggest differentiator for ODEM, in contrast to other crowdsales, is Excelorators Inc., our Cambridge,…

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ODEM Crowdsale Launch and FAQs

By ODEM IO / February 17, 2018
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  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…

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Why Learning Together Matters

By ODEM IO / February 6, 2018
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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…

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ODEM.IO, Origin Protocol to Partner on Education Marketplace

By ODEM IO / January 31, 2018
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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.…

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Blockchain Spurs Collaboration in Educational Communities

By ODEM IO / January 23, 2018
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  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…

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ODEM and the World Crypto Economic Forum (WCEF)

By ODEM IO / January 12, 2018
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ODEM’s own Dr. Michael Zargham will be speaking at the WCEF’s event in San Francisco 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…

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ODEM: Preparing for Takeoff

By ODEM IO / January 10, 2018
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I spend a lot of time in the air, travelling around the globe spreading the word about On-Demand Education Marketplace, or ODEM.IO. One of the questions I’m asked most often on my business trips is “How will blockchain technology help ODEM to improve education?” My answer: Blockchain gives us the opportunity to go big. Blockchain,…

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The Drum: How This Blockchain Startup Is Reshaping Global Education

By ODEM IO / January 8, 2018
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  In the current system, the cost of quality education also rises, leaving students, largely international, with additional fees to study abroad and receive private lessons. An additional challenge includes access to quality resources used in making these decisions. The fragmented market often leaves international students making decisions based on either limited or inaccurate information.…

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Blockchain and Turning the Tide on Underemployment

By ODEM IO / January 3, 2018
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  Sometimes life doesn’t turn out as expected. That’s what happened during the financial crisis of 2008–2009 to me and millions of others around the world. The job market quickly soured; well-paying employment evaporated. Stress from the crisis caused many sleepless nights. I worried about how I would support my family. As the crisis unfolded,…

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