Ontology to Open Research Institute

Dean of the institute is senior blockchain and cryptography expert Dr. Mao Xianping 
08 November 2018   358

Popular cryptocurrency project Ontology announced the launch of a new research initiative called the Ontology Research Institute.

The purpose of the research institute is to work with the basic elements of the blockchain technology and to find opportunities for the discovery and application of developing technologies, as well as to have a positive impact on the development of the entire industry.

Currently, the staff of the Ontology Institute are more than 10 people. The initiative was headed by Mao Xianping, who holds a doctorate in cryptography from the University of Shanghai Jao Tong.

Dr. Mao holds a PhD in Cryptography from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is committed to innovation and application research of blockchain underlying technology and cryptography, and has a deep understanding of blockchain consensus mechanisms, blockchain privacy protection, and data security. Mao has been in well-known international journals in the field of cryptography and has published more than ten related academic papers for conferences.
 

Ontology Press Release

Ontology notes that the new research institute will become a link with the technical community that has emerged in its ecosystem and scientific institutions, and will also play an important role in enhancing the technological value of the company's product.

In the future, Ontology Research Institute will focus on the following areas:

  • Exploring the next generation of the blockchain architecture to build more secure and scalable systems, including sharding and multi-chain support;
  • Exploration of the platform for the practical use of the blockchain, which will be characterized by ease of use, privacy and controllability, and support technologies such as zero-disclosure evidence, secure multilateral computing, and a trusted runtime environment;
  • Providing reliable technical support for building distributed trust ecosystems, including multidimensional identification systems, data exchange systems and credit rating systems.

Currently, Ontology is the 28th largest cryptocurrency with a capitalization of $ 344 million. Over the last month, the ONT has shown a moderate decline and is trading at $ 1.67 at the time of publication.

Deutsche Telekom, Citi & We.Trade to Join Hyperledger

Guangzhishu Technology, Alibaba Cloud, KEB Hana Bank, HealthVerity, MediConCen have also joined blockchain organization
13 December 2018   197

Sixteen new members added to the blockchain consortium Hyperledger, including the cloud computing division of Chinese giant Alibaba, the banking conglomerate Citigroup and its venture branch, and telecommunications solutions provider Deutsche Telekom. This is stated in the official press release.

Guangzhishu Technology, Guangzhou Technology Innovation Space Information Technology, KEB Hana Bank, HealthVerity, MediConCen, Techrock, Xooa, BlockDao and We.Trade have also joined the new participants in the consortium.

We are starting Global Forum off with a bang with this impressive line-up of new members. The growing Hyperledger community reflects the increasing importance of open source efforts to build enterprise blockchain technologies across industries and markets. The latest members showcase the widening interest in and impact of DLT and Hyperledger.
 

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger

Earlier, Hyperledger announced a strategic partnership with Enterprise Ethereum Alliance with the goal of creating unified standards.