OSU design lead Momchil Jambazov made a great video on the progress thus far, which can be seen on the project’s YouTube channel. We decided to continue to conversation below and ask Momchil a few more questions on the bigger picture.
Momchil, it seems that blockchain is still a niche technology in the filed of education. How many people are actually affected by the problem you are trying to solve?
When it comes to the lack of tuition-free equally-recognized alternatives to formal on-campus higher education, hundreds of millions of learners are affected throughout the world. Learners from every age are…
After our project released its code on GitHub back in the first half of 2018, our team focused on building an engaging user experience, leveraging all the useful feedback and ideas we received from the community, centered primarily around the subject of keeping our blockchain technology inclusive by making it as intuitive as possible for the non-technical users.
The Open Source University R&D Project remains full steam ahead as we approach the fourth quarter of 2018. During the summer, we had the great honor to be recognized by the Central European Startup Awards as one of the top 5 startups in Bulgaria, but we are definitely not relying on past success.
This Autumn it will be all about research & development. We will be having a small, yet extremely important tour across high-profile academic conferences and industry forums. …
It’s August now and it has been a month since the end OS.University’s initial EDU token generation and distribution campaign. Wow, what a month!
What better time for an exciting mid-summer crypto update! Despite the fact that across the northern hemisphere we are in the middle of the summer vacations period, below are some of the main stories from over the past 30 days that speak of the rapid pace with which our project is advancing forward:
Rechained Ltd., the software development arm of the OS.University project become the owner of 3 U.S. patents in the field of information security, information processing and encoding. The patents are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Invaluable to the development roadmap of the world’s learning and development ledger on the blockchain, the patents were assigned as part of Rechained Ltd. engagement with the LOT Network — a global non-profit, focused on protecting innovation.
Classification-wise, the patents cover the following:
What is the fair value of the EDU Token?
In accounting and in most schools of economic thought, the fair value is the rational and unbiased estimate of the potential market price of a good, service, or asset. It takes into account such objective factors as: acquisition, production, distribution costs, replacement costs, or costs of close substitutes. Now that the EDU token generation and distribution campaign is over, we go back to the subject once more, given that OS.University’s team is proud to be among the few crypto projects that can actually provide expert details on their valuation.
Dear community members,
Let me first thank you for your active engagement throughout the past six months. I would like to start with the fact that our token distribution campaign engaged more than 5000 crypto enthusiasts and we successfully launched our EDU token, the fuel behind OS.University distributed platform.
What we did right:
The entrepreneurial program was financed by the European Commission and was administrated by the Centre for IP & Business at the British Library and BCause Foundation. A 3 min. YouTube video review is available below:
Throughout the 6-months period, OS.University’s team managed to develop a strong presence on the London’s edtech and blockchain scenes and helped Cobden Partners to excel not only as a trusted consultancy, but also as a digital transformation partner of choise for disruptive teams and projects.
OS.UNIVERSITY — on a mission to help learners and professionals claim and advance their academic and career identity beyond institutional and national borders by providing them with a competence passport on the immutable blockchain, today joined the LOT Network (https://lotnet.com/) — an international network designed to proactively address the risks and costs posed by Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) and patent privateering.
LOT Network (short for License on Transfer) is a global non-profit community of companies committed to protecting themselves long-term against PAEs and their costly patent lawsuits. Each member of LOT Network has made a strategic decision to do the…
Today the “Open Source University” project (OS.University) and the International Science Hub (ISH.Earth) signed a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to interact together in order to achieve projects’ common goals in the fields of education, research and the advancement of science & technology beyond institutional and national borders.
Established in 2015 as R&D project at the Technical University of Sofia, today OS.UNIVERSITY represents a unique distributed application, maintained by an award-winning team of developers, academicians, and leading consultants from around the world. …