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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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