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MaterialsZone to fast track scientific research by unlocking unpublished data on the blockchain



MaterialsZone has secured $1m investment to further develop its proprietary technologies that will allow scientific researchers to publish their data on the blockchain. The seed investment into MaterialsZone is from Sarona Ventures, who have been behind popular hi-tech startups and business accelerator programmes.

It is estimated that 95% of scientific research is inaccessible or lost. This is due to fears surrounding intellectual property, little incentive for researchers to publish their data and a lack of platforms upon which scientists can publish it. Therefore, under the current publishing and academic models, most researchers are reluctant to share their data, out of fear of their findings getting scooped by other researchers. This creates an insurmountable barrier for science to shift into an open access approach, which results in billions of data entries, studies, and experiments from all research fields, not being shared, obstructing innovation and scientific breakthroughs.

Israel-based MaterialsZone addresses these issues through its community-driven platform, which allows researchers to share and sell their data. The platform creates an open scientific data marketplace, incentivising laboratories and scientists worldwide to collaborate in the field of materials science. MaterialsZone utilises blockchain technology to manage data transactions, protecting data from being altered, while keeping ownership (IP) in the hands of its creators, without one central entity controlling the database.

The platform facilitates the cooperation between teams and consortia around the world – anytime and in any place, by automatically collecting data from ongoing studies as well as loading historical data into the database. The platform also allows the sharing of failed results data, which will stop researchers pouring time and money into experiments that have been tried elsewhere.

MaterialsZone’s recent efforts has raised $1 million in a seed round from Sarona Ventures, which will help develop its platform on a global scale. MaterialsZone has further harnessed an extensive database that houses novel materials data gathered from leading laboratories worldwide.

MaterialsZone is the result of seven years of R&D at the Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA) in Bar Ilan University (BIU) in Israel, in a lab led by Dr. Assaf Anderson and Prof. Arie Zaban, currently the President of BIU. MatersialsZone was founded by Dr. Assaf Anderson, CEO, and Barak Sela, Chief Architect. Dr. Anderson commented on the news:

“Thousands of materials labs around the world rely on rigid patent systems and scientific publications that allow labs to share only a small part of their data. Therefore, around 95% of data goes unpublished due to strains and complexities faced by researchers. Materials science is the most important driving force behind innovation, and unlocking this data in order to accelerate the discovery of new materials is the key to new technologies and solutions.

“We are excited about our recent collaboration with Sarona Ventures, which will further develop the MaterialsZone database and platform that will lead to new solutions and save thousands of experiments worldwide.”

Philippe Bouaziz, founder and chairman of Sarona Ventures, added:

“The vision of MaterialsZone combines revolution in materials science, along with blockchain technology, in which we see one of the most promising areas in the coming years.

“Our investment in MaterialsZone is an expression of our policy to foster innovation on the technology forefront, including the use of the most advanced technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI).”

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Carnomic: A New Blockchain-Based Platform That Aims To Revolutionize The Automobile Industry

In the latest edition of our sponsored crypto press release section, we have a new blockchain-based company in the focus of our crypto news. Meet Carnomic - a new blockchain-based platform that aims to revolutionize how marketing data is transferred in the automobile industry. In times when an industry like this is rapidly growing, Carnomic’s efforts are totally geared towards the use of blockchain - revolutionizing the way data-driven marketing campaigns work across the industry. The innovative approach by Carnomic is currently listed under an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), in which the project aims to become “the next 100x cryptocurrency.” Even though their moves are quite optimistic at this (early) point, Carnomic cannot promise anything regarding the token sale. What the team can promise, however, is something very innovative and something that shifts the focus in the automobile and transportation industry as a whole.

Carnomic’s Innovative And Blockchain-Based Approach - In Detail

One of the best ways to explore the innovative approach behind Carnomic is to see their video which presents the platform and its main advantages. We are featuring it below. As you can see from the video, there are a couple of statements and facts that Carnomic pitches in its attempt to fulfill its ICO and raise capital before issuing its own token in the cryptocurrency marketplace.   Essentially, Carnomic is a startup with an innovative strategy and clear vision to overcome all of the short ends in the traditional data platforms - particularly in the automobile industry. In times when there is no data platform for the car industry, Carnomic aims to revolutionize the unique system of car registration and put it directly on the blockchain. Some of the key points of Carnomic include:
    • The MVP/Product - As the prototype from the app already exists, its Beta version is still in development. As a startup, Carnomic is working hard to have its final product ready.
    • The Team - Passionate and experienced, the team at Carnomic is reachable and really exists. In other words, the team comprises of blockchain specialists, financial experts as well as individuals that are well-versed in law and legislation.
  • Token Use Cases - There are many potential use cases for Carnomic’s token. Carnomic believes that its unique Carnomic Tokens will act as the official payment tokens for the Carnomic Platform, giving the tokens actual use cases and value.
  • Hardcap - As a startup, Carnomic requires a realistic and justifiable capital prior to developing the platform to the end. More importantly, their hard cap will be implemented in the smart contract for the token sale.
  • Project Roadmap - Carnomic has all of the milestones and future goals outlined - each of which important for the development of the company. The roadmap is realistic and does not deliver any false promises. There is even a white paper which introduces everyone to the platform in detail.
  • Customer Base - As Carnomic believes, there is a wide potential customer base for their product. Speaking of, the automotive industry is full of innovation - and the blockchain is obviously a next step in which it could develop. From Volkswagen to Toyota and BMW, there are many automobile giants that are already aiming at blockchain adoption. For more details, check out Carnomic’s white paper.
  • Legal Security - Carnomic is currently opening its company in the blockchain-friendly country of Liechtenstein and will be registered as an “LVC – Liechtenstein Venture Cooperative” in a process that is expected to finish by the end of October 2018.

Back Carnomic’s ICO Today And Gain Stake In A Promising Blockchain-Based Company

If you believe that Carnomic has all that it takes to reshape the automobile and transportation industry as we know it, the best decision to make is to back up their token sale and make most of the blockchain-based platform that aims to disrupt the industry by improving the use of data and giving a magnitude of benefits to the automobile companies. For more information about the project and a chance to back it up directly, visit
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Global Disruptive Innovation Summit. Glorious Concluded in Silicon Valley, USA. GDIS Aims to Be a Future Lead of Technology Trend

Hosted by Silicon Valley Business Institute, co-hosted with DeepBrain Chain; Global Disruptive Innovation Summit: Blockchain | Investment • AI • Developers glorious concluded in Silicon Valley, USA on October 1st.   This summit grasped the most cutting-edge trend of blockchain, deeply explored the blockchain investment, blockchain + AI, and the blockchain developer technologies. On the day of the event, it aggregated more than 3,000 investors, entrepreneurs, developers, and researchers around the world; hundreds of exhibitors and participating companies had deep conversations and fantastic networking discussing about different blockchain applications such as financial, commercial, game digital, healthcare, confidential, and security developments. The top blockchain investors, tech celebrities, and many well-known experts/scholars had a wonderful information exchange with all the attendants. Exhibition area were very popular as well, crowed with tech hunters. GDIS is committed to build the highest-end global platform, providing the most cutting-edge technology network. DC Forecasts are proud to be a Media Sponsor The opening ceremony was announced by Ms. Angie Ma, the CEO of Silicon Valley Business Institute. She expressed her sincere appreciation for all the enterprises and attendees. She mentioned that GDIS will continually highlight the top industrial events for leading-tech entrepreneurs and investors from worldwide. Following was their co-host representative, Dr. Dongyan Wang. Through Dongyan’s speech, he opened the other theme of this summit, the new era of AI with blockchain. As the honored co-host, DeepBrain Chain demonstrated an integrated ecosystem from the combination of  AI algorithms, machine computing, and blockchain technology; they also developed some industry-leading applications. Tim Draper, the top 1 American venture capitalist, founder of DFJ Investment Fund, the third generation of Draper family, followed by a designated keynote “Investing in Blockchain – Advantages On How To Evolve In This Decentralized Technology.” Through his investments and insights in the blockchain industry, Tim expressed his viewpoints and confidence in the blockchain-based projects. The morning sessions mainly composed of couple blockchain star companies’ founder and CEO brought their projects and the insights into blockchain industry developments. These included Splend's CEO, Rick Bleszynski; The Bee Token’s founder and CEO, Jonathan Chou; and VisionX's two co-founders, Dr. Dongyan Wang and Dr. Haisong Gu. No doubt, these three companies had industry-leading products and experience in blockchain network architecture, distributed shared housing agreements, and AI solutions based on blockchain cloud computing platforms. Following panel discussion was moderated by famous Ripple investor, Matt Oguz. The panelists included LinkedIn co-founder, Eric Ly; IBM AI vice president, Sumit Gupta; Proteum blockchain tech and investment strategy, Aman Johar; and the managing partner of Amino Capital, Larry Li. Five celebrities with the expertise in investment, blockchain, and AI discussed the future developments and investments in blockchain + AI. The heated discussion provoked the audience’s strong resonances, and inspired many new ideas and understandings. The end of morning program was an award ceremony. GDIS presented several “Global Disruptive Innovation Star Awards” to the honor speakers and companies, which brought the atmosphere to a climax. Afternoon opening was presented by the chairman of DHVC, the academician of the National Academy of Sciences, and the honor professor of the Department of Physics at Stanford University – Prof. Shoucheng Zhang, with a keynote speech on “In Math We Trust”. Prof. Zhang emphasized the importance and influence of blockchain technology in contemporary economic society by interpreting the importance of consensus mechanism in human society and its intrinsic value. At the same time, Professor proposed the combination of blockchain and AI technology, and was optimistic about the future development of this complex ecosystem. The theme of the afternoon session was still around the blockchain investment, AI, and technical developers. Neo Ge, co-founder of IPFSMain, provided a complete introduction to Filecoin's ecosystem from mining, to mechanism, and to its applications. Yanqing Wang, founder of ScopeX, explained the intelligence platform built with the combination of AI and blockchain technology. Keith Teare, founding shareholder of TechCrunch and executive chairman of Accelerated Digital Ventures, proposed the concept of Tokenizing Silicon Valley, using blockchain technology and tokens for venture capital investments. Lawrence Wang, co-founder of PE Chain, brought the first global decentralized business points redemption platform. Salim Ali, former SAP vice president and current founder and CEO of Loyakk, gave a talk about the enterprise transformation with blockchain. An awarded demo was also presented at the summit. David Chung, CEO of the weTribe Foundation, delivered the new innovation of content service build platform, WTX, to the audience. With the support of blockchain technology and virtual currency, their technology made low-cost, high-efficient information transmission possible. Additionally, this summit also invited numbers of renowned tech speakers, such as Singular University associate founder, Reese Jones; Harvard University & Prysm Group founding economist, Dr. Stephanie Hurder; Oracle Blockchain Cloud Application Leader, David Haimes; LCX CEO, Monty Metzger, and the well-known bitcoin angel investor, Chandler Guo, etc. All of them had a pleasant conversation at the event, visited the exhibit booths, and actively interacted with all the companies and participants. The GDIS annual event, Blockchain | Investment • AI • Developers, was successfully concluded on Oct 1st! Gathered global dignitary and the top enterprises’ participation. Please stay tuned on the highest-end tech innovation summit hosted by Silicon Valley Business Institute at a near future! Organizer:   SVBI was founded in Silicon Valley since 2015, with wealth of innovation & entrepreneurship resources, having deep relationships with leading companies, incubators and business schools; More important, it provides enterprises a global platform and promotes global business innovation and revolutions.   SVBI aggregates industrial experts together, promote global business collaborations through knowledge sharing, information and experiences exchange. What SVBI provides is a worldwide powerful networking.  
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Brazil Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mile Unity Foundation have signed the agreement on collaboration in the field of blockchain-technology.

Moscow, September 25th. Representatives of two public benefit organizations will be looking for the new ways to implement blockchain technology in order to solve the problem of volatility of national currencies during the stagnation of global economy. Members of BRICS Alliance, Russian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Sociedade Metropolitana were present at the meeting during which current situation in international circulation of cryptocurrencies and the dangers that current financial system is faced with were analyzed. Also, the agreement on collaborative work in the fiend of implementation of blockchain technologies in international trade was signed. “Despite the distracting efforts of bank lobbyists, during current period of political changes, we are observing significant increase of the interest in decentralization. There is a number of governmental authorities which are already discussing blockchain technologies. It means that it can become one of the main factors for the economy growth in the nearest future,” said Gilberto F. Ramos, President of the Brazilian-Russian Chamber of Commerce. George Goognin, the Global Ambassador, shared that «Mile Unity Foundation is ready to continue to support Brazilian partners in their efforts to implement blockchain technologies in real economy. Mile system allows increasing commodity circulation, implementing fast and transparent transactions, provides opportunities to work with any country, as well as ensures the reliability of payment systems.” The Brazilian-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry unites Brazilian and Russian companies with the intention to develop business dialogue between two countries. Mile Unity Foundation is a public benefit organization, dedicated to educate people about new financial technologies and help them to apply it in real economy. The core goal is to launch an Embassy in most active countries. While the Embassy is a boiling point of the blockchain community.
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Consensys, Crypto Invest Summit and Token Foundry Partner to Educate Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Investors, Builders and Developers

Crypto Invest Summit Introduces New Hyper-Focused Tracks in Partnership with ConsenSys and Token Foundry To Increase Technology Development and Adoption LOS ANGELES, CA,  September 26, 2018 - Crypto Invest Summit, the West Coast's largest cryptocurrency and blockchain conference, has partnered with Token Foundry and ConsenSys to introduce their first ever Builders’ Track, the latest addition to their pre-existing line up of content-heavy breakout sessions. Each Track is designed to specialize in various highly sought-after topics with the goal of increasing usability, development, and collaboration.   Other breakout sessions include a Women in Crypto Track, Security Token Track, Crypto Trading Track and Healthcare Track. Attendees automatically get all-access passes with every Crypto Invest Summit or LA Blockchain Week ticket purchase; seating is limited on a first-come-first-serve basis.   In a joint statement, Alon Goren and Josef Holm, founders of Crypto Invest Summit and early-stage investment fund GHV said, “Each track is a focal point in helping us fulfill our mission of bringing sustainable investing in blockchain technologies to the masses. We brought on ConsenSys, Token Foundry, and numerous other prominent leaders to ensure our attendees maximize their time, value, and money while receiving the latest and most credible information in the marketplace.” Token Foundry will join ConsenSys in leading the Builders’ Track with headlining topics discussing Token Economics, Token Market + Marketing Growth, The Brooklyn Project and Regulations, Security Tokens, Game Theory, and Crypto Adoption and Bootstrapping Network Effects.  The track will feature many key players within ConsenSys, Token Foundry and their network of companies.   “We are looking forward to introducing the thousands of attendees at Crypto Invest Summit to some of our top companies and best practices,” said Amanda Gutterman, CMO of ConsenSys.  “This is an exciting partnership for us and are excited to help program these tracks to be extremely productive and informative.” ConsenSys, founded by Joseph Lubin, is a global formation of technologists and entrepreneurs building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralized world. They specialize in building core components, decentralized applications (DApps), enterprise solutions and various developer tools for blockchain ecosystems, focused primarily on Ethereum. Token Foundry provides comprehensive infrastructure and advisory services to help best position new token economies for long term success. “We’re super excited to collaborate with Crypto Invest Summit and ConsenSys to curate this hyper-focused Track. Showing attendees how to develop long term success in decentralized networks has been our mission since day one, so deciding to collaborate on this track together was a no brainer,” said Mahoney Turnbull, Head of Community at Token Foundry.   About Crypto Invest Summit: Sold-out in 2017, CIS, comes back to the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 22nd. The summit brings together angel investors, venture capital investors, retail investors, family offices, real estate investors, startups / entrepreneurs, issuers, exchanges, broker-dealers, service providers, and members of the media. Previous headliners include: Tim Draper, Crystal Rose, Mance Harmon, Ran Neu-Ner, Marcus Lemonis, Robert Herjavec, David Siemer, Bill Barhydt, Scott Walker, Adam Draper, and Apolo Ohno. More information and press passes at
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