Education Blockchain Market Map

26 June 2018. 30+ Blockchain StartUps working on alternative models for education, learning and skills

Education Intelligence Unit

calendar image
June 25, 2018

Education Blockchain Market Map

Of 5 Scenarios for the Future of Education – a ‘Peer to Peer’ system was the preferred option in a recent global poll of education leaders, teachers, investors and entrepreneurs. Blockchain technology, or at least a decentralised network, is perhaps the fundamental dependency to achieving this future.

The last 6 months has seen hyper-experimentation in applications of blockchain technology to education and we share our first Education Blockchain Market Map made of 30+ start-ups, grouped into five organising themes.

No items found.

While a dominant model has not yet emerged, there are plenty of early signals about how blockchain technology can be usefully applied to education models and learning processes. Blockchain’s significant potential in education – from powering efficiency to collapsing costs or disrupting the current system – is becoming clearer to technologists, educationalists and governments alike.

Like all early innovation phases, we see lots of experimentation, some early wins, some unclear models and plenty of false starts.

Woolf - the first blockchain-powered university

Woolf aims to disrupt the economics of higher education. Reimagining how teachers and students connect by relying on blockchains and smart contracts to guarantee relationships, it is likened to ‘Airbnb of degree courses’ for students and a decentralised, non-profit, democratic community for teachers.

Woolf uses blockchains and smart contracts to automate administrative processes and reducing overhead costs and seeks to partner with existing universities to implement aspects of the platform.

woolf.university

download (19)

ESL Coin

ESL Coin – Applying blockchain to the ‘English as a Second Language’ industry.
ESL Coin will provide a common means of payment and function as a decentralized autonomous database of ESL students, teachers and businesses. Smart contract technology will be used to assign reputations to users based on feedback from others, who will be initially verified by a blockchain-based ID system.

Anyone will be able to use this network to find ESL services or clients without paying hefty middlemen fees. Instead, what little fees exist will be redistributed as micropayments to native English speakers who help students practice.

eslcoin.org

Picture1

NTOK – Tokenize your talents

NTOK is a decentralised tutoring marketplace, every student can find a tutor and every tutor can find a student. Unlike other “middleman” models for bringing students and tutors together, NTOK takes a minimal commission for direct contact.

Rather than paying a tutor by the hour at a fixed price, the ‘tokenizing talents’ concept introduces rules of trading based on blockchain Talent Tokens, which act as a prepaid token for tutor hours / lessons to be provided in the future.

A user may buy, exchange, or refund Talent tokens as well as use regular functions of a private tutoring infrastructure.

ntok.io

Picture1

Learning Machine

Learning Machine is a blockchain-based records provider in its second year of operation. Along with MIT Media Lab, Learning Machine is behind BlockCerts, the open source, open standard initiative for securing credentials on the blockchain.

Initially working with education institutions, Learning Machine provides an enterprise-grade verification service for academic qualifications. Now also servicing governments and employers, Learning Machine enables integration with HR systems, issuing proof-of-employment, building employee skills profiles and analytics functionality.

learningmachine.com

Picture1

Disciplina

Disciplina aims to create a universal blockchain to hold verified personal profiles based on academic and professional achievements.

Focusing on skills and jobs, Disciplina intends to enable candidate search for specific skills and the establishment of personal career goal functionality where the system will develop an optimised educational path, aiming towards employment in a desired company.

disciplina.io

Picture1

Tutellus

One of the early online learning platforms using blockchain technology, Tutellus offers online video courses and incentivizes learning by issuing cryptocurrency (TUT token) to learners who complete their courses.

Employers can access the profiles of learners with the highest ‘relevance’ for their skills needs.

tutellus.com

Picture1

LiveEdu

LiveEdu aims to build the ‘YouTube’ for online education content creators teach learners how to build real products in the fields of programming, game development, data analytics, design, augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and cryptocurrencies.

People learn on the platform by watching how peers build real projects and can also download all project resources and files. The platform is powered by Education tokens which are used as payment for all financial transactions in the internal ecosystem, as well as rewards for project creators, students, site moderators, and API ecosystem developers.

education-ecosystem.com

Picture1

BitDegree

BitDegree is a blockchain-powered online education platform focusing on delivering tech skills to the labor market.

The platform provides students with blockchain based rewards system ‘smart-incentive’ for successful completion of courses on the platform. Smart-incentive is a blockchain based smart-contract ensuring exchange of value (tokens) between the incentive creator (sponsor) and the incentive taker (student).

Any company (like a potential employer or a technology/service provider), government institution, (like a school, job centers or prisons) and even ordinary citizens can become an incentive creator.

bitdegree.org

Picture1

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh is a knowledge-sharing social network platform based on blockchain technology, which allows readers, critics and authors to socially connect and exchange knowledge.

The platform is a market ecosystem that incentivizes readers, critics, authors, and service providers with “GIL” Tokens in proportion to their contribution through Ethereum smart contracts.

Gilgamesh ultimately aims to remove the ‘middleman’ in the publishing industry and remove barriers of access for people to transfer and receive information.

gilgameshplatform.com

Picture1

Everipedia

Everipedia describes itself as the ‘next generation encyclopedia rebuilt for the modern age’.

Everipedia uses blockchain technology to reward users with tokens – these users curate and submit content to its database (the Everipedia Network) and get rewarded in the form of IQ tokens if the community approves the edits.

everipedia.org

Picture1

RoleCoin

RoleCoin is a digital currency that brings transparency to STEM/STEAM education spending by providing proof-of-progress as it happens on STEAMRole, a skill and career-development mobile app that showcases videos and skill roadmaps from successful professionals with careers in science, tech, engineering, art/design and mathematics.

rolecoin.steamrole.org

Picture1

Larecoin

Larecoin is an upgradable upgradeable P2P tuition token used for education. Inclusive to its own token and digital asset exchange, Larecoin is used on a three layer technology engineered for students (lareX), educational systems (lareVIA) and business (lareR) use cases. For students, Larecoin can be used to pay tuition, student debts or purchase goods and services.

larecoin.com

Picture1
No items found.
No items found.

Latest Insights

Global Insights from HolonIQ’s Intelligence Unit. Powered by our Global Impact Intelligence Platform.

Summits
Summits
Impact 3000
Impact 3000
Nuclear
Nuclear
Mobility
Mobility
Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles
2021
2021
2020
2020
Sub Saharan Africa
Sub Saharan Africa
Nordic Baltic
Nordic Baltic
North America
North America
South Asia
South Asia
East Asia
East Asia
ANZ
ANZ
Market Sizing
Market Sizing
Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality
Blockchain
Blockchain
Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality
Regions
Regions
Markets
Markets
Mobile
Mobile
Client Report
Client Report
Publishers
Publishers
Labor Markets
Labor Markets
Global Landscape
Global Landscape
10 Charts Series
10 Charts Series
R&D
R&D
LMS
LMS
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Executive Panel
Executive Panel
Language Learning
Language Learning
Russia
Russia
Israel
Israel
Germany
Germany
France
France
Media and Press
Media and Press
Climate Tech
Climate Tech
MENA
MENA
South Korea
South Korea
Japan
Japan
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Health Tech
Health Tech
Global EdTech 1000
Global EdTech 1000
Unicorns
Unicorns
MOOCs
MOOCs
Global Giants
Global Giants
Client Note
Client Note
Capital Markets
Capital Markets
Advanced Technology
Advanced Technology
OPM
OPM
International Education
International Education
India
India
China
China
Canada
Canada
Venture Capital
Venture Capital
Bootcamps
Bootcamps
Online learning
Online learning
Notes
Notes
Europe
Europe
Asia
Asia
Africa
Africa
LATAM
LATAM
Brazil
Brazil
Robotics
Robotics
Education in 2030
Education in 2030
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
SDG 17
SDG 17
SDG 16
SDG 16
SDG 15
SDG 15
SDG 14
SDG 14
SDG 13
SDG 13
SDG 12
SDG 12
SDG 11
SDG 11
SDG 10
SDG 10
SDG 9
SDG 9
SDG 8
SDG 8
SDG 7
SDG 7
SDG 6
SDG 6
SDG 5
SDG 5
SDG 4
SDG 4
SDG 3
SDG 3
SDG 2
SDG 2
SDG 1
SDG 1
Climate Tech 1000
Climate Tech 1000
Health Tech 1000
Health Tech 1000
EdTech 1000
EdTech 1000
EdTech
EdTech
Diversity
Diversity
New Zealand
New Zealand
Australia
Australia
United States
United States
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Environment
Environment
Infrastructure
Infrastructure
Energy
Energy
Climate
Climate
Workforce
Workforce
K12
K12
Higher Education
Higher Education
Education
Education
Early Childhood
Early Childhood

Sign up for our free weekly newsletters

Join 80,000+ free weekly newsletter subscribers.