Mosaic Network to Reward Researchers with Cryptocurrency

The new platform aims to provide research by the first quarter of this year to an industry struggling with misinformation and lack of quality analysis
15 February 2018   138

A group of academics and technology experts will soon launch a blockchain-powered network that will reward quality research with its own cryptocurrency called Mosaic. Mosaic, the decentralized network, aims to provide research by the first quarter of this year to an industry struggling with misinformation and lack of quality analysis, Garrick Hileman, the project’s co-founder and the chief executive officer told Reuters on Tuesday.

I’ve been involved in the blockchain research community since its genesis and the dearth of quality research available at a time of such explosive industry growth is alarming. We’re basically producers of high-quality research, information, and data and we come together in that marketplace with the consumers of that data. And for a variety of reasons, the token will help facilitate the interactions within the community on this network. 

 

Garrick Hileman

Co-founder and CEO, Mosaic project

The platform will reward researchers with native tokens when they contribute to the network, Mosaic said in a statement. The reward will depend on the quality of work submitted and the sentiment of network members to it. Accessing the research will cost Mosaic tokens.

For researchers or analysts to contribute to the Mosaic platform, they will have to disclose their personal and professional affiliations with crypto asset holdings so that research is not fueled by personal gain.

The group is selling its own digital currency privately before launching the platform. Hileman said the Mosaic team has not decided on the amount to be raised from the token offering.

Aside from Hileman who is also a cryptocurrency researcher at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Mosaic was co-founded by Alex Bradford, a graduate of Harvard Business School and former analyst for both Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Co.

Swansea Hosts Blockchain and Distributed Energy Conference

The BEW'18, which will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, UK, is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain
19 February 2018   179

The Blockchain Energy Wales'18 Conference will be held on February 19, 2018 in Swansea, United Kingdom.

The conference will introduce Klenergy and their Pylon Network, which is a decentralised energy exchange platform powered by renewable energy. The BEW'18 is a must-attend for people who are interested in the cutting edge of blockchain, distributed energy, peer2peer and smart technology.

BEW conference location swanseaBEW'18 Exact Location

Location: TechHub Swansea, 221 Stryd Fawr, Swansea SA1 1NW, UK
Time: from 9AM to 1.30PM

The headline speakers include Paul Harwood, Basicincome supporter and advocate, and David Clubb, director of RUKCymru and head of digital RenewableUK.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: Blockchain technology and its application in the energy sector, future of blockchain wallet systems, buildings as power stations, building the open-source co-operation protocol for the energy sector, and more.