Overview

  • Country Bulgaria, United Kingdom
  • CategoryEducation/ Education Platform

OS University provides the "digital credentials wallet" as a service to the learners/users without any limits to what universities, fields of studies or courses they choose. 

Project stage

Prototype

Detailed description

The Open Source University team is building first of it’s kind platform based on Ethereum blockchain technology which will bring transparency between businesses, academia and learners. Our goal is to solve most of the currently existing problems for these three parties by connecting them on entirely new level.

The OS University project dates back to 2015 and starts with the solid research of Hristian Daskalov, currently a Project lead. A proof-of-concept phase was initiated, along with corporate partners from Bulgarian industry and software development sectors, resulting in early versions of system's architecture and design.

Later the same year OS University research project was initiated at the Faculty of Management within the Technical University of Sofia, resulting in scientific publications on the subject, published in Bulgaria, Latvia, and the Czech Republic.

In 2017 it was nominated by the Bulgarian Association for Information Technology (BAIT) among the top 3 best IT projects, led by young entrepreneurs.

Our aim is to address significant problems for businesses, learners and educational system as it is now by introducing our distributed application platform which solve problems like scalability, shortage of candidates with education and experience corresponding to business needs, rarely measure employee engagement, puur candidate experience, existence of recruitment organizations and job finding platforms playing as middlemen between candidates and businesses etc.Blockchain technology gives us the opportunity to store candidate’s certification results which will make them trustworthy and easy for automatic distribution to all businesses and organizations. 

Starting with more than 7000 massive open online courses, and a pool of 60 million learners across the world, our solution has the potential to reach up to 3 billion Internet users.

Expertise in the fields of software development, blockchain & cryptography give us the confidence in creating distributed application platform that will be superior to all educational institutions, businesses, student and longlive learners around the world.

Problem

  • Lack of trust in the gained certificates by the learners.
  • Lack of information among hiring specialists about the applicant’s interests and achievements.
  • The need to prepare and constantly update your CV according the latest standards.
  • Time spent in searching for the right position corresponding with your interests instead of developing new skills.
  • The need businesses have to find the right candidates using different social channels and hiring organizations.
  • Academies having a clearer view what the real demands for specific skills gained from their courses are.

Solution

OS University provides a "digital credentials wallet" as a service to the learners/users without limiting to certain universities, fields of studies or courses. It has already proven the global mission to be on the right way as there are a few other key players who are developing projects which represents only some of the problems we recall, but locally. 

Features

  • Instant access to a global pool of talent with traceable credentials, enabling smarter recruitment.
  • Performance-based hiring and career advancement, enabled by smart contracts, incentivized by rewards and cost-effective credentials model.
  • Global opportunities for corporate learning and development on demand without scalability constraints.
  • Indisputable accomplishments and achievements - validated and verified through the blockchain, showcased worldwide.
  • Customized educational opportunities, based on distributed learning pathways, curated by Academia and businesses.
  • Exclusive employment and professional development options, based to sophisticated matching algorithms.
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  • Token details

    • Token symbol ? Token symbol — a shorten token name. It is used during an ICO and after the coin listing at the cryptocurrency exchanges. : EDU
    • Fundrasing target ? Fundraising target — the maximum amount of funds to be raised during an ICO. When it is reached, the developers stop selling the tokens because they do not need to raise more money for the project development. : 44,000 ETH
    • Token type ? Token type — a platform for a startup launch that influences the stability of blockchain operation, the speed of transactions and the fees. :Ethereum (ERC20)
    • Soft cap ? Soft cap — the minimum amount of funds to be raised for the project development. Sometimes when the soft cap has not been reached, the money is returned to the participants. :3,750 ETH
    • Role of token ? Role of Token — type of token depending on the opportunities it offers to its owner. Utility tokens give their owners a right to use the project services, security tokens are aimed at bringing profit, and currency tokens are a money substitute. :Utility token
    • Total supply ? Total supply — a total amount of tokens that will be released by the developers. :48,000,000 EDU
    • Escrow agent ? Escrow agent — a qualified agent who has the right of signature in a multisig wallet. An escrow agent participates in an ICO, monitors the financial operations of the developers and confirms their fairness. :No
    • Tokens for sale ? Tokens for sale — the number of tokens offered to the participants of an ICO. :34,800,000 EDU
    • Whitelist ? Whitelist — a list of participants, who get an opportunity to buy tokens. To be whitelisted, you need to register on time because the number of participants and the registration period are usually limited. :Whitelist Open
    • Additional emission ? Additional emission — an additional release of tokens. It can be done once after the crowd sale or on an ongoing basis. In the projects with a limited emission there is no additional emission. :No
    • Exchange listing ? Exchange listing — an assumed date when the token will be listed at a cryptocurrency exchange. The developers usually indicate it in a roadmap and a white paper. :NA
    • Accepting currencies ? Accepting currencies — cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies that can be used for buying the project tokens. :BTC, ETH, FIAT,
    • Can't participate ? Can't participate — the countries where it is prohibited to buy tokens. These can be countries where ICOs are prohibited altogether, or countries that have the requirements that a particular project does not meet. :USA,
    • Know Your Customer (KYC) ? Know Your Customer — a verification procedure for ICO participants, during which the developers can ask for personal data, a photo and a scanned copy of a passport of a potential investor. :Yes
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  • Token and Funds Distribution

    Token distribution date

    The Alpha release, the main tokensale and EDU token exchange listing should take place in first half of 2018.

    Unsold tokens

    NA
      • Token Distribution

        • Funds Distribution

      Sale schedule

      Round Token Price Bonus Min / Max Purchase Soft Cap Hard Cap
      Public Sale — Ended
      04 Jun 11:00 UTC
      01 Jul 11:00 UTC
      0.00095 ETH 5.3% - 40% - Uncapped Uncapped
      Private Pre-Sale — Ended
      20 Nov 11:01 UTC
      31 Dec 11:00 UTC
      0.00074 ETH No Min 0.5 ETH Uncapped 3,750 ETH
      Public Sale

      First 12 Hours - 40% bonus (1050 EDU/ETH)

      Week 1 - 25.3% bonus (940 EDU/ETH)

      Week 2 - 15.3% bonus (865 EDU/ETH)

      Week 3 - 5.3% bonus (790 (EDU/ETH)

      Week 4 - 0% bonus (750 EDU/ETH)

      Each day of the ICO a random contributer wins additional 3,000 EDU.

      Read more about vesting and bonus
      • Team

        • Gordon Kerr photo
          Gordon Kerr
          Senior Investment Advisor
        • Aly Madhavji photo
          Aly Madhavji
          Senior Strategy Advisor
        • Detelina Smilkova photo
          Detelina Smilkova
          Senior Academia Advisor
        • Ian Scarffe photo
          Ian Scarffe
          Senior Crypto Advisor
        • Hristian Daskalov photo
          Hristian Daskalov
          Project Lead
        • Jordan Jambazov photo
          Jordan Jambazov
          Technology Lead
        • Momchil Jambazov photo
          Momchil Jambazov
          Creative Technologist
        • Dobromir Kovachev photo
          Dobromir Kovachev
          Blockchain Developer
        • Vsevolod Okhrimenko photo
          Vsevolod Okhrimenko
          Software Developer
        • Teodora Alexieva photo
          Teodora Alexieva
          Marketing Manager
        • Margarita Taskova photo
          Margarita Taskova
          Digital Designer
        • Kevin Dowd photo
          Kevin Dowd
          Token Economics Visionary
      • Advisors

        • Jeroen van Hertum
          Senior Corporate Advisor
        • Kalin Tsekov
          Senior Technology Advisor
        • Ognyan Andreev
          Academia Ambassador
        • Angel Berniz
          Senior Executive Digital Advisor
        • Sergey Ignatov
          Senior Academia Advisor
        • Mariya Georgieva
          Ambassadors' Program Lead
        • Miroslav Pantaleev
          Academia Ambassador
        • Justin Looney
          Academia Ambassador
        • Victor Zhang
          Academia Ambassador
        • Yana Vangelova
          Academia Ambassador
        • Denitsa Simeonova
          Community Ambassador
        • Iva Tsolova
          Community Ambassador
        • Evelina Prodanova
          Community Ambassador
        • Kuzman Iliev
          Community Ambassador
        • Vladimir Sirkarov
          Community Ambassador
        • Miglen Evlogiev
          Community Ambassador
        • Angel Georgiev
          Corporate Ambassador
        • Aleks Bozhinov
          Crypto Ambassador
        • Stephan De Haes
          Crypto Ambassador
        • Borislav Iliev
          Crypto Ambassador
        • Milena Ribarova
          Global Ambassador
        • Ravi Venkata
          Global Ambassador

      Roadmap

      • H1 2015

        OSUni proof-of-concept phase initiated along with corporate partners from Bulgarian industry and software development sectors, resulting in early versions of system's architecture and design

      • H2 2015

        OSUni research project initiated at the Faculty of Management within the Technical University of Sofia, resulting in scientific publications on the subject, published in Bulgaria, Latvia, and the Czech Republic.

      • H1 2016

        OSUni named among top 10 social innovation ideas globally, in competition with 400 technology concepts and 130+ project proposals as part of the Living Progress Challenge of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

      • H2 2016

        OSUni receives positive reviews and engages in expanding its partnership network under programs for support of young entrepreneurs, led by the Ministry of Economy and the Open Society Institute, as well as through the Sofia Business School.

      • H1 2017

        OSUni named the 2017 "YouthSpeak" forum winner in Latvia, based on a scaled-down prototype version, resulting in a 2-month distributed learning program implementation project at a community center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

      • H2 2017

        OSUni development phase reaches important milestone with the expansion of the team with professionals from a leading software consultancy and experts, specializing in blockchain-based applications, leading the way to our pre-sale period.

      • H1 2018

        Development of the Open Source University platform, alpha version release. 30M EDU tokens were sold in the main token sale campaign. EDU token gets listed on exchanges immediately after crowdfunding is completed.

      • H2 2018

        Beta version platform and additional functionality to reach maximum customer experience and make our solution standard, which is obligation of the pioneers. OSUni platform reached enough maturity beta version to be released.

      • H1 2019

        A global Education 4.0 marketplace will function on top of the distributed database, i.e. the Ethereum blockchain. Academia, learners, and businesses will have the chance to see the benefits of implementing the platform in practice – from learning, credentials verification and career development perspective. First of the leading platforms offering MOOCs will be operational and gaining from the benefits of the system.

      • H2 2019

        Interaction between learners, academia and businesses will become more intense after involving enterprises making the micro-environment between businesses, academia and learners more vibrant and collaborative.

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