The mission of bloxberg is to unleash the potential of blockchain technology for research purposes. The spectrum of applications ranges from ensuring compliance with the rules of good scientific practice to overcoming the publication crisis, from ensuring the correctness of digital votes to verifying academic credentials. The non-profit, purely progress-oriented collaboration of leading institutions in the field of DLT/blockchain research is a fascinating project, and it is an honour to be involved in it as a founding member.
PROF. DR. DR. WALTER BLOCHER UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL - GERMANY
bloxberg is the first gobal blockchain consortium initiative with focus on research and academic applications. The ability to develop decentralized applications on a global, secure, trusted and reliable network makes it really valuable for researchers, scientists and engineers. bloxberg is being run in a very professional and transparent manner with all important decisions such as allowing new members being voted on the blockchain itself. Georgia Tech is proud to be associated with the bloxberg network as a founding member and also as a validator on the bloxberg chain.
ARSHDEEP BAHGA GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - USA
The bloxberg initiative is providing blockchain for science with the aim to enable researchers around the globe to collaborate. As founding member, I am convinced that bloxberg will be a great success, supporting next generation digital research.
PROF. DR. ROMAN BECK IT UNIVERSITY COPENHAGEN - DENMARK
The University of Johannesburg was one of the founding members of the bloxberg blockchain and have had an exciting journey with bloxberg.
The bloxberg blockchain has created a space where authors can time stamp and save the peer review reports they received for their manuscripts from reviewers before publication. This will enable scholars to prove that a thorough peer review process was implemented by the academic publishers they have worked with before a book or book chapter was published.
PROF. MARIA FRAHM-ARP UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG - SOUTH AFRICA
With bloxberg, a new era has begun. Now the data world has a new dimension: time
DR. FRANK SANDER MAX PLANCK SOCIETY - GERMANY
Understanding the economic opportunities and consequences of blockchain technology requires understanding the technology. And the best way to do that is through hands-on live examples.
PROF. BRYAN R. ROUTLEDGE CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY - USA
Blockchain is an important technology with many potential applications. The academic community should use it for supporting research and speed up innovations.
Blockchain can stamp every step in the research process. By such approach scientists can experiment and share their results without complicated and expensive intellectual property protection procedures. That is why we joined bloxberg initiative and I hope that this is just the beginning of wonderful cooperation in many scientific fields.
PROF. NEVEN VRCEK UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB - CROATIA
We believe bloxberg is a blockchain for knowledge management in the future. As a consortium blockchain, bloxberg has the potential to certify and verify intellectual contributions to support fair knowledge sharing.
PROF. RUIDONG ZHANG ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY - CHINA
Furtwangen is running a bloxberg node for several years do research in Blockchain in general. bloxberg will be the future and basis of all our trustful collaborative process automation among universities. It is a pleasure to be part of bloxberg.
PROF. DR. CHRISTOPH REICH FURTWANGEN UNIVERSITY - GERMANY
bloxberg is the academic answer to Ethereum. We need a decentralized place to digitize academic processes with low fees and quality control by the global academic community. With the Max Planck Society we have a strong leader to reach the high arching goals of bloxberg: To connect universities, offer a censorship free publication system, support good causes all over the world and be energy, cost and time efficient. We as the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center are happy to support this project.
PROF. DR. PHILIPP SANDNER FRANKFURT SCHOOL BLOCKCHAIN CENTER - GERMANY
I see blockchain as a new kind of platform for publishing, storing, and sharing open data around the world.
When you write data to the blockchain, that data evolves into a persistent proof of your life. And it will remain as history for everyone to feel the passage of time. I think that bloxberg is the beginning of a challenging project to record the proof of life and history of people involved in science.
PROF. AKIHIRO FUJIHARA CHIBA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - JAPAN
We are part of bloxberg because we believe that the project offers the great potential to make an important contribution to open scientific work and to the democratization of knowledge.
I strongly believe that if access to knowledge and scientific processes would be more open and everyone would be enabled to contribute even a small amount to the creation of knowledge, we could witness enormous progress; scientifically, technically, and socially. As a decentralized research infrastructure, bloxberg has the potential to provide the necessary foundation to make this vision come true.
PROF. DR. ALI SUNYAEV KARLSRUHE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - GERMANY
The bloxberg consortium gives an unique opportunity to gather the researchers investigating blockchain what can generate the synergy effect, leading to new developments and joint projects in this area. What I also like is that bloxberg consists of researchers representing different disciplines and we not only focus on technical aspects of blockchain, but the discussions and initiatives are far broader and can lead to disruptive changes in multiple areas.
PROF. RADOSLAW MICHALSKI WROCŁAW UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - POLAND
Research no longer evolves in the so-called ivory towers. The exchange of knowledge and experience is increasingly becoming the central aspect of good scientific work. bloxberg offers exactly that. Leading international research in blockchain technology. Supporting and receiving support here is the goal of our collaboration.
PHILIPP LANG FRANKFURT UNIVERSITY - GERMANY
Open source software has been leading the way for Web 2.0 for a long time and the advent of decentralised censorship-resistant networks is now leading the way into Web 3.0. The chance to bring this ethos to open publishing and academic networks is a tremendous experiment I wanted to be a part of.
JEFF NIJSSE AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY - NEW ZEALAND
We believe that bloxberg has the potential to sustain itself, to attract many students and researchers to develop high impact and revolutionary services on it and to evolve into a major high quality and high value global blockchain.
PROF. DR. CAN ÖZTURAN BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY - TURKEY
The bloxberg consortium is creating a public-permissioned blockchain infrastructure for the academic community. This work is highly relevant for the development of educational and scholarly collaboration on the future.
The bloxberg network allows scholars and entrepreneurs to experiment with decentralized ledger technology, it supports the development of d’apps and new models for interaction, and it creates trust in identities and publications by use of decentralised identities and certificates on the blockchain.
PROF. DR. NORBERT POHLMANN WESTPHALIAN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES - GERMANY
bloxberg as a digital infrastructure enhances the system of intellectual property rights, which happens to be my life-long research topic. The potential of bloxberg to transform how people create knowledge is and will be as intriguing as bloxbergians are.
PROF. TETSUO WADA GAKUSHUIN UNIVERSITY - JAPAN
We as the Ferdinand Steinbeis Institute are part of the bloxberg consortium because we see big potential of the Distributed Ledger Technology for the academic world. Early in the beginnings we joined bloxberg to be part of a network of incredible experts in which knowledge is shared openly. A blockchain is commonly built that enables companies to develop distributed applications that improve the scientific world. Until now, we gained a lot of learnings out of this and met interesting people of various organisations which inspired us to leverage the technology and transfer its potential to further domains.
DANIEL BURKHARDT FERDINAND STEINBEIS INSITITUTE - GERMANY
As an active member of the bloxberg consortium we not only contribute to a decentralized infrastructure for innovative academic services, but we also build up competences regarding Blockchain Governance and Evolution.
FELIX HOOPS, M. SC. TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH - GERMANY
As a research-based business school with an analytical and scientific approach to management, Simon Business School at the University of Rochester is delighted to join the bloxberg community that harnesses the power of blockchain technologies to securely share scientific discoveries. All knowledge-creating enterprises, like the Simon School, understand the value of collaboration, exchange of ideas, sharing of discoveries that contribute to uncovering new methods and facts. bloxberg provides an efficient, secure, transparent domain for academic institutions to share their discoveries and resources while protecting intellectual property and presents an opportunity that transcends institutional and geographical boundaries.
PROF. DR. SEVIN YELTEKIN SIMON BUSINESS SCHOOL | UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER - USA
Free access to a modern blockchain is essential for state-of-the-art teaching and project development at universities and universities of applied sciences. We are proud to be part of a worldwide network of renowned universities and organizations that can provide such an infrastructure and services based on it in an energy-efficient way.
FH-PROF. DI ALEXANDER MENSE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES TECHNIKUM WIEN - AUSTRIA
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In 2019, eleven world's leading research institutions from ten countries founded the novel bloxberg consortium at Ringberg Castle on Tegernsee in Bavaria. The original idea came from two employees of the Max Planck Society:
MAX PLANCK SOCIETY
“We were very surprised to learn that there has as yet been no global approach such as bloxberg to meet the specific needs of the scientific community in the blockchain world. This is why we decided to create our own, public, approval-based, and transparent blockchain. So whoever operates a bloxberg node is publicly known and has to fulfil the consortial criteria.”
DR. SANDRA VENGADASALAM
MAX PLANCK SOCIETY
“We constantly hear from our researchers that they would like to have a ‘timestamp’ or a certification option for their research data, hypotheses, and methods – especially before they are published. Blockchain technology is the natural answer to solving this problem. But not just any blockchain – one made by scientists for scientists!”