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New Use Case Explains Program Staking

Education Program Staking

On-Demand Education Marketplace is developing a comprehensive list of use-case animations for its ODEM Platform and the ODEM Token digital currency. This is the first in a series of videos that illustrate the ODEM approach to making education more accessible, affordable and verifiable.

At the end of this video you will have a solid understanding of how Education Program Staking works and the benefits it provides to students and educators.

Watch the Use Case video.



ODEM and Window Seats

We’re not only encouraging and enabling lifelong learning at ODEM, we provide students with the tools to securely store and control access to their verified academic history.

One of those tools is the Window Seat, our term for permissioned access to a student’s scholastic records for employers, universities, and educators.

Window Seats are integral to the ODEM Platform, an education-focused portal founded on the Ethereum blockchain. When the platform is completed, ODEM will be the world’s premier provider of high-caliber, verifiable education at an affordable price.

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ODEM at South American Business Forum in Buenos Aires

ODEM co-founder and Chief Token Officer Bill Bayrd was invited this year as a speaker at the South American Business Forum in Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires to discuss his thoughts on how global education systems will change in the future, along with his personal story in entrepreneurship. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies were a hot topic at the conference’s business/technology forum with many other speakers sharing their thoughts on how blockchain will shape various industries.

Of the nearly 400 international students and professors in attendance, most were familiar with Bitcoin and blockchain, and were seeking further information about how they can be applied to the real-world problems of Argentina. ODEM’s Bayrd delivered a keynote address and participated in a panel debate with very strong interest and questions from the audience. ODEM has begun sowing the seeds for education and progress in the region and is committed to expanding access to affordable education in Argentina and South America.


ODEM in Entrepreneur Magazine

ODEM leaders were invited in the context of Blockchain in Education, a report by the EC’s Joint Research Centre published last year. In the study, JRC Director Andreia Inamorato dos Santos, Ph.D. and her colleagues defined the challenges and opportunities of blockchain technology as a tool for innovation of education. From formal education to skills training, the report focused on blockchain’s potential to transform the sector...

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ODEM Partners with IBO to Aid Displaced People

ODEM is joining forces with the Institute by leveraging blockchain technology to provide displaced populations with digitized educational records. Collaboration with the IBO will use cutting-edge cryptographic technology and ODEM systems to deliver blockchain-backed education certificates through mobile devices.

“Together we can use the security of blockchain technology to help the world’s most-disadvantaged people,” said Richard Maaghul, ODEM’s Chief Executive Officer. “It’s really gratifying to be involved with the IBO on such an important project.”

ODEM’s database-service tools aim to help those in stateless communities, such as doctors, nurses, and teachers, by providing verified evidence of their professional qualifications. Re-establishing professional credentials is a first step toward helping these communities to regain self-sufficiency. According to the UNHCR, almost 70 million people around the world are displaced.


Read the press release


Conferences & Meetups

Rich Maaghul, ODEM’s CEO, and other ODEM executives plan to attend several major blockchain conferences in Europe and Asia in the coming months. Rich is scheduled to speak at the SWITCH! Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. Among conferences on the schedule are:



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Look Who’s New at ODEM

Sahra Benaouda Brean

Sahra Benaouda Brean, a specialist in finance, private banking, and taxation, became ODEM’s new Chief Financial Officer on Aug. 1. A Ph.D candidate in economy and politics at Paris-Sorbonne University, Sahra has a Masters in International Business from Grenoble Graduate School of Business. A self-described blockchain enthusiast, she most recently was a quality assurance professional for U.S. taxation at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in Geneva.

Sahra, best wishes!


Alyssa Diaz

Alyssa Diaz, who has experience in advertising, marketing, and product development, has joined ODEM as Marketing Project Manager. She has previously worked in technology and healthcare. A marketing graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, she thrives on working in collaborative team environments focused on achieving common goals. In her spare time, she enjoys going to live music concerts.

Welcome Alyssa!


ODEM is Hiring


Solutions Engineer for Token Integration, Location: Nashville, TN

We are seeking a Solutions Engineer for Token Integration to build relationships with ODEM Exchange partners, wallet provider services, and managing existing relationships. They will also file and update ODEM Exchange and wallet integration applications as well as negotiate exchange listing terms, conditions, and agreements.

For additional details about this role, click here.


Administrative Assistant, Location: Nashville, TN

The Administrative Assistant will coordinate executive communications, including taking calls, responding to emails and interfacing with clients. They will also prepare internal and external corporate documents for team members and industry partners, in addition to scheduling meetings and appointments and managing travel itineraries.

For additional details about the role, click here.


Community Manager, Location: China, Japan, and Korea 

The Community Manager will develop the global Community Management strategy and work with the Community team to execute content across all social platforms. They will also craft compelling positioning and generate narratives across different channels (Twitter, Facebook,, Reddit, Discord, Telegram, etc.) and match the message to the mediums.

For additional details about the role, click here.


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