By Robin Shulman, Contributor February 16, 2018
Jeremy Gardner is an American cryptocurrency entrepreneur based in San Francisco. He currently lives in the Crypto Castle, and is known for many areas regarding blockchain. However, when most people think of the word blockchain, they typically don’t associate it with education.
If you’ve ever wondered where many of the blockchain companies are coming from, look no further than the Blockchain Education Network.
Gardner has spread the word through education and universities. He’s the founder of the The Blockchain Education Network (College Cryptocurrency Network), a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
According to BEN’s site: BEN is made up of students and alumni across the world who are creating bitcoin and blockchain clubs on their academic campuses. By exploring this socioeconomic experiment within the safety of their peers, students build new expectations and innovations. In aggregate, the combined effort of all these clubs creates a rich web of interconnected blockchain hubs across the world. Impact global evolution through local your initiatives.
More at: How Millionaire Jeremy Gardner Built The Largest Blockchain Education Network Around The World – Forbes Social Entrepreneurs #NewTech
Blockchain technology is revolutionising financial systems. Could it do the same for archaeological data?
This month the world’s first “archaeology coin” launched to fanfare from a small community; however, it might be part of a coming social science data revolution. Named Kapu, the digital currency is similar to Bitcoin, but specifically designed for archaeology. The technology underlying Kapu and Bitcoin is called blockchain and it may change data storage and cultural heritage protection. While the public is unaccustomed with blockchain, there is good reason to believe we may be witnessing the first step in what will become a standard technology over the next decade.
Everyone from financial markets and politicians to libertarians and doomsday savers are taking an interested in blockchain. Many of these individuals are not focused on the currencies, but the use of blockchain as a means to store and share data. It can create a record of assets that cannot be tampered with and it is being tested for assets such as homes and cars, organic food and sustainable fisheries, and, of course, artifacts.
More at: Archaeology and blockchain: a social science data revolution? – The Guardian