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ODEM Issues Blockchain Certificates for Canadian Polytechnic

Dec. 17, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

Zug, Switzerland and Calgary, Canada. Dec. 17, 2018 -- In a pilot program unveiled today, ODEM, creator of the On-Demand Education Marketplace, is partnering with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology to issue blockchain-based academic certificates to a select group of SAIT students. They will become the first graduating class at a Canadian post-secondary institution to be granted digital credentials using blockchain technology.

Blockchain certificates enable students to directly share their academic achievements with recruiters and potential employers around the world without requesting their paper or electronic records from SAIT. Blockchain technology creates a decentralized digital ledger to cryptographically assure the validity of recipient-controlled credentials.

“I'm very excited for SAIT, its students, faculty, and staff whose passion is to shape a new world as entrepreneurs and leaders," says Richard Maaghul, ODEM's CEO. "What a great way to fulfill their mission by becoming the first Canadian school to securely store and share its students' accomplishments with the world.”
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ODEM, Looker Education to Jointly Develop Educational Courses

Dec. 4, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 4, 2018 -- ODEM, creator of the On-Demand Education Marketplace, is pleased to announce a preliminary cooperation agreement with Looker Education Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. ahead of the launch of the ODEM Platform.

Looker and ODEM will jointly develop and manage short-term educational courses on the campuses of U.S. institutions such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford University, said Richard Maaghul, ODEM’s Chief Executive Officer. Looker courses will eventually be marketed through the ODEM Platform, a global education portal. Looker students will also receive blockchain-based certificates of achievement upon course completion.

“I’m delighted to welcome Looker Education as an early adopter on the ODEM Platform,” Maaghul said. “Looker has an excellent reputation for acting in the best interests of its students and educators.”
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Dr. Michel Girardin, Creator of Top-Rated Business MOOC, Joins ODEM

Nov. 15, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

ZUG, Switzerland - Nov. 15, 2018 - Dr. Michel Girardin, a consultant and respected lecturer in Macro Economics and Finance at the University of Geneva, is joining On-Demand Education Marketplace, as an educator and strategic advisor.

Dr. Girardin managed an Investment Management course for Coursera that has been followed by more than 250,000 students since 2016. He will advise ODEM on the development of blended-learning academic programs, educator relations, and marketing strategies. In January, Dr. Girardin will be among the first educators to teach a course offered on the ODEM Platform, the company’s blockchain-based education portal.

"I’m excited to advise ODEM on best practices to become a world leader in executive education using state-of-the-art blockchain technology,” Dr. Girardin said. “I also look forward to helping ODEM to set a new standard for more efficiently connecting executives to academic professors."
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ODEM Partners with SWFT Blockchain for Token Integration

Nov. 13, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

ZUG, Switzerland - Nov. 13, 2018 - ODEM, creator of the On-Demand Education Marketplace, is pleased to announce the successful integration of ODEM Tokens on the SWFT Blockchain digital token swap platform.

Alignment with SWFT makes ODEM Tokens easily available to students, educators, and service providers on the ODEM Platform and among the wider cryptocurrency community. Through SWFT’s iOS and Android compatible mobile app, ETH, Bitcoin, and more than 70 other cryptocurrencies can be quickly and securely swapped for ODEM Tokens and vice versa, without having to log on to an exchange.

"I’m extremely delighted to work with SWFT and its easy-to-use mobile app,” says ODEM CEO Richard Maaghul. “Joining SWFT is a big deal if you care about ODEM Tokens getting into the hands of more people."
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ODEM Executives Call on Malta Prime Minister Muscat

Nov. 6, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

VALLETTA, Malta -- Nov. 6, 2018 - ODEM CEO Richard Maaghul emerged optimistic about the future of the blockchain industry in Malta after a meeting last week with the Joseph Muscat, the country’s Prime Minister.

Maaghul, accompanied by Dr. Adel ElMessiry, ODEM’s Chief Technology Mentor, and Johanna Maaghul, the company’s Chief Integrator, congratulated Prime Minister Muscat on Malta’s efforts to become a global hub for blockchain technology and cryptocurrency issuance.

"We’re grateful for Prime Minister Muscat’s leadership in creating the right economic conditions for the blockchain and digital currency industry to thrive,” Maaghul said after the Nov. 1 meeting at the historic Auberge de Castille in Valletta, the capital city. “I’m optimistic about Malta’s future as a financial center."
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ODEM Displays Educational Platform at Malta Blockchain Summit

Oct. 31, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

Zug, Switzerland -- Oct. 31, 2018 - ODEM, developer of the On-Demand Education Marketplace, is delighted to demonstrate its innovative ODEM Platform at this week’s Malta Blockchain Summit in Valletta, Malta.

ODEM, committed to making education more accessible, affordable, transferable, and verifiable through blockchain technology, will showcase the Platform as a Platinum Sponsor at the Summit on Nov. 1-2.

CEO Rich Maaghul is leading an ODEM delegation that includes Chief Integrator Johanna Maaghul, Chief Technology Mentor Dr. Adel ElMessiry, Chief Token Officer Bill Bayrd, and Lee Smith, a Software Developer. Organizers expect more than 5,000 people to attend the gathering.

"The Malta Summit is one of the most-important blockchain conferences of year,” Rich Maaghul said. “We’re looking forward to showing how our Platform and blockchain technology will transform education."
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ODEM Partners with Diligent Plans to Offer Platform Courses

Oct. 25, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

Zug, Switzerland, Oct. 25, 2018 - ODEM, creator of the On-Demand Education Marketplace, is pleased to announce the formation of a collaborative relationship with Diligent Plans, an established provider of leadership training and educational experiences.

El Paso, Texas-based Diligent Plans will become an early adopter of the ODEM Platform, a global education portal, to market its suite of motivational programs directly to students and corporate clients, said Richard Maaghul, ODEM’s Chief Executive Officer. ODEM will use blockchain technology to grant digital certificates to students who complete Diligent Plans courses offered on the Platform.

"I have worked with Kris Yagel, Diligent Plans’ President, for several years, and appreciate his innovative and high-quality leadership programs,” Maaghul said. “Through my past company Excelorators, his programs were among the most sought-after courses for students and executives. I look forward to continuing our work with Diligent Plans."
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ODEM Showcases Educational Platform at Malta Blockchain Summit

Oct. 11, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

Zug, Switzerland, Oct. 11, 2018 -- On-Demand Education Marketplace is proud to showcase its groundbreaking ODEM Platform at the upcoming Malta Blockchain Summit on Nov. 1-2 in Valletta, Malta.

ODEM, committed to making education more accessible, affordable, portable and verifiable through blockchain technology, is honored to be a Platinum Sponsor at such an exciting time in Malta’s development as a hub for digital currency services and blockchain-related investment.

CEO Rich Maaghul will lead an ODEM delegation to the Summit that includes Chief Integrator Johanna Maaghul, Chief Technology Mentor Dr. Adel ElMessiry and Chief Token Officer Bill Bayrd. Organizers expect more than 5,000 people to attend the industry gathering.

"The world is coming to Malta and we’re delighted for the opportunity to share our ODEM story with industry leaders,” Rich Maaghul said. “We’re looking forward to showing how the ODEM Platform and blockchain technology will transform education."
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ODEM CEO Maaghul Speaks at Taipei’s DATE 2018 E-Commerce Expo

Sept. 26, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Sept. 26, 2018 - Rich Maaghul, co-founder and CEO of On-Demand Education Marketplace, will carry the ODEM story to the Discover Advanced Trends in E-Commerce (DATE 2018) Expo this week in Taipei.

Maaghul, an invited guest of the Expo organizers, will speak on the topic of how ODEM is using blockchain technology to make higher education more accessible, affordable, portable and verifiable. He will emphasize how the flagship ODEM Platform streamlines the organization of exceptional educational experiences and empowers students to customize their education by collaborating with educators.

"I’m delighted to speak at DATE and share our blockchain-based solution for higher education,” Maaghul said. “I’m looking forward to answering questions and showing how the ODEM Platform addresses real-world problems in education and credential verification."

Maaghul, who will give a 20-minute presentation and participate in a panel discussion, will highlight ODEM’s Circle of Life approach to empower students to use the ODEM Platform to engage in lifelong learning.

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ODEM Activates Smart Contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain

Sept. 20, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

Vilnius, Lithuania -- Sept. 20, 2018 - ODEM, creator of the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is pleased to announce the successful activation of smart contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain in support of the ODEM Platform.

Dr. Adel ElMessiry, ODEM’s Chief Technology Mentor, completed the deployment of the contracts today at a live event at the #SWITCH! Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. As an audience of mostly students looked on, Antanas Guoga, the Lithuanian representative to the European Parliament, received the first blockchain-based educational certificate to be generated by the ODEM Platform.

"Today’s activation is a powerful endorsement of our project’s technical viability,” said Dr. ElMessiry. “I’m really pleased with the progress we’ve achieved toward making the ODEM Platform a reality."
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ODEM Achieves Development Milestones on the Ethereum Mainnet

Sept. 19, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

CHIASSO, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sept. 19, 2018 - ODEM, creator of the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, is pleased to announce the achievement of several significant development milestones and achievements leading to full deployment of the ODEM Platform by early next year.

Among ODEM’s latest technical accomplishments:

  • Successfully passed third-party auditing and testing of the DApp (decentralized application).
  • Testing of the ODEM Cloud with mainnet smart contracts.
  • Authentication of educational certificates for viewing independent of ODEM involvement.

Third-party auditing and testing of smart contracts provides evidence of the viability and security of the ODEM Platform, an education portal to help students overcome the challenges they face in getting a great education. Integration testing of the ODEM Cloud with the mainnet smart contracts is critical to ensuring the system is robust. Authentication of educational certificates for viewing outside of the platform establishes the successful interaction of the InterPlanetary Filing System and the Ethereum Blockchain.

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10EQS Taps Education Platform ODEM for Talent Acquisition

Sept. 10, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

CHIASSO, Switzerland, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ODEM, the world's leading On-Demand Education Marketplace, is delighted to announce a revenue-generating, collaborative relationship with 10EQS, a premier provider of accelerated business solutions. The companies will deploy blockchain technology to enhance 10EQS' ability to provide immediate business insights by widening its pool of emerging industry experts.

New York-based 10EQS will use the ODEM Platform, a global education portal, to more efficiently satisfy client needs for custom teams by systematically discovering and verifying competencies of hard-to-find specialists. ODEM expects the platform to generate millions of dollars of revenue within 12-to-18 months by boosting 10EQS' ability to rapidly fulfill client requests, said Richard Maaghul, ODEM's Chief Executive Officer.

"We're honored that 10EQS is working with us to expand its roster of consultants and experts," said CEO Maaghul. "This partnership is testament to our platform's ability to champion pragmatic knowledge and training to solve real-world business problems. We are empowering students with the tools they need to be employable."
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ODEM Files Patents on Its Blockchain-based Education Marketplace

May 5, 2018 / in Press Releases / by ODEM IO

 

CHIASSO, Switzerland, May 3, 2018 – ODEM, creator of the world’s first On-Demand Education Marketplace, has filed a provisional U.S. patent application on two critical components of its blockchain-based education platform.

ODEM and Dr. Adel ElMessiry, the company’s chief technology mentor, are asserting their ownership rights to the platform’s system of staking, or registering for, academic programs as well as unique design aspects of the ODEM Platform’s digital token model. The filings were made to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

“This patent application is the fruits of our research into how to represent educational materials and events on the blockchain,” says Dr. ElMessiry. “Education is our message and mission.”

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