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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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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GECKO Governance announces Trevor Koverko, Founder and CEO of Polymath, as New Advisor

  Advisory board already boasts former CEO of Thompson Financial and former Senior Compliance Examiner for the SEC. Dublin, Ireland –  GECKO Governance, which recently launched its new ICO compliance solution, GECKO Crypto1, has announced that Trevor Koverko, Founder, and CEO of Polymath, the security token launch pad, has joined its advisory board.     “I’m very excited to be coming on board as an advisor to GECKO Governance, which has launched the Crypto1 solution for the ICO and Token Sale space. With a depth of experience advising several successful…

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ICO projects need Adoption to Survive

ICO’s are booming and according to Coinschedule, in 2018 YTD, a Total: $9,066,011,422 has been raised by a total number of 348 ICO’s…. and counting.     As can be noted, the number of ICO’s being launched continues to grow as innovators and entrepreneurs introduce their technology.  ICO’s, however, were dealt a blow in 2018 when Google, Facebook, Twitter and others banned and shut down blockchain and crypto adverts – the market dynamics have most definitely changed.   One of the biggest problems a new ICO project team can have…

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Indorse Announces Partnership with ICOCrunch to Drive Transparency Among ICO Projects

The decentralized social network for professionals will provide verification for ICOCrunch’s ICO Index     Singapore – May 17th, 2018 – Indorse, the blockchain-powered social network for professionals, today announced a  partnership with ICOCrunch, an independent research platform that showcases initial coin offering (ICO) projects. Through this partnership, Indorse will assist ICOCrunch in adding an additional layer of legitimacy to projects on their platform. Once a project has been verified through Indorse, they will then receive a badge of recognition on the ICOCrunch listing index.   Commenting on the announcement,…

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The six things you need to consider before starting or investing in an ICO

As Initial Coin Offerings have grown in popularity and notoriety over the past year, and with the number of people investing in or launching ICOs skyrocketing, here are six things you need to consider before starting or investing in an ICO.     Build a good team   Surround yourself with an awesome team! Think technology experts, marketers and investors. Having experienced and relevant industry professionals working behind the scenes will add credibility to your ICO and product. A lot of startups make the mistake of not hiring the right…

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Revolutionizing the Travel Industry with Blockchain Technology

Berlin, Germany / The travel industry is about to be revolutionized with blockchain technology, the Future of Tourism – TravelerToken Imagine a world where you can travel to any country you like hassle-free, without having to worry about carrying foreign currency, poor conversion rates, or the hefty services fees. Imagine a decentralized system that connects both travelers and the service providers, ergo eliminating all unnecessary costs and allowing you to spend more on the experience and less on the intermediaries.       Spend Less, Travel More   Such is the…

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CHECKITSREAL – First ICO round to close early

CHECKITSREAL is a Dublin based company who have developed an app-based ecosystem built on Blockchain technology which supports product verification, helping detect and eliminate counterfeit products.     Founded by a highly experienced team, CHECKITSREAL launched an invite-only ICO round on Friday 6th April.  This round was to finish on Fri April 20th.   Today, CHECKITSREAL are announcing that this round will close early, at noon, Tuesday 17th April.   Commenting on the change in plans, Charlie Sherlock, founder and CEO said “We have been really surprised with the level…

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Pundi X announces a buy-back program, Partnership Reserve Fund following unanticipated demand

SINGAPORE — April 16, 2018 — Pundi X, the leading blockchain-based, global point-of-sale (“POS”) solutions provider enabling retail stores to conduct transactions in cryptocurrencies today announced a buy-back program for company holdings in NPXS tokens following unanticipated demand for its technology.     Company CEO and co-founder Zac Cheah revealed that the buy-back would fund a Partnership Reserve Fund (“PRF”) to continue the company’s growth following unexpectedly high interest in its devices from the global retail sales market.   “Within the past few weeks, we have visited merchants, banks, governmental…

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The Cryptolife of Tim Draper

Silicon Valley legend, Timothy Cook Draper is an American venture capital investor.  He founded Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Draper Associates and Draper University.       Traditional investing Draper comes from a family line of venture capitalists, namely his grandfather,  William Henry Draper Jr. and father William Henry Draper III.     ICO – Initial Coin Offerings Recently, Draper has been supportive of a new way of investing in start-up businesses, ICO or Initial Coin Offerings.  The project teams behind ICO’s gain funds from the public by means of token sales vs…

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