11 European Science Funding Organizations to Back Open Access for Academic Publishing

  While the $25 billion valuation placed on the scientific publishing sector paints a picture of a healthy, vibrant industry, it really only masks the internal issues plaguing the space, such as the protracted peer review process and the high prevalence of paywalls slowing down the transition towards open access research.     However, there could be a renewed groundswell of momentum behind the open access movement, as 11 national funding organizations in Europe today announced that as of 2020, they will require every paper they fund to be freely…

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Polymath and Prime Trust Announce Partnership to Provide Custody for ST-20 Security Tokens

  Toronto & Las Vegas — August 28 — Polymath, the blockchain industry’s first securities token platform, and Prime Trust, an SEC qualified custodian, have announced a partnership that will see Polymath and Prime Trust working together to develop custody solutions for security tokens utilizing the ST-20 standard.     Prime Trust is currently capable of providing custody of POLY, an ERC-20 token, and is looking to provide custody for ST-20 Security Tokens, which are backwards compatible with ERC-20 tokens. A unique feature of ST-20 tokens is that they have…

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Orvium Announces Appointment of María del Carmen Pastor Sempere, Director of BAES Blockchain Lab, as Advisor

Natalie K. Meyers, E-Research Librarian at the University of Notre Dame Also Joins as Advisor   Tallinn, Estonia– August 9th – Orvium, the open-source, decentralized platform for managing scholarly publications’ lifecycles and associated data, has announced that María del Carmen Pastor Sempere, Director of BAES Blockchain Lab, has joined the project as a strategic advisor. This announcement comes following the establishment of a partnership between Orvium and BAES Blockchain Lab.     I am excited to be joining the Orvium project, which is in a unique position to enable open…

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Tribal Sovereignty – What Makes Mensarii Credit Union Different

SOUTHAMPTON, England, May 23, 2018 – PRNewswire – The Mensarii cryptocurrency credit union is unlike any other you might have heard of before. What makes it different? The answer lies in Tribal Sovereignty, and the constitution of the United States of America.   You may have heard the term sovereignty before. In general terms, it refers to the right and power of a state to govern itself. When we speak about Tribal Sovereignty in the USA, we refer to the rights conferred on Native American tribes to govern themselves. These…

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