EMPOWERING EDUCATION FOR THE BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION

GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN INITIATIVE

The Global Blockchain Initiative (GBI) is a non-for profit educational organization with the mission to:

#1 STRENGTHEN ACADEMIC INCLUSION…
by granting scholarships for the Global Master in Blockchain Technology. Moreover, GBI is providing a network for career development through joint projects with corporates, academia, public institutions and start-ups.

#2 ESTABLISH LOCAL BLOCKCHAIN ECOSYSTEMS…
by providing resources, infrastructure and support to identify regional talent and realize blockchain and digital economy projects.

GBI was born out of the first accredited Master program in Blockchain Technologies and founded by its Alumni with the mission to create a global and inclusive, participatory blockchain community committed to positively impacting people’s lives through education and the application of the technology.

We believe that education is the catalyst for change: Technology developments happen globally but the impact needs to take place locally.

"Creating an inclusive and
participatory blockchain community"

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Jean Bosco
Jean Bosco

GBI Project Lead

Pazette Olfindo
Pazette Olfindo

GBI Singapore

Alexandre Kotcherguine
Alexandre Kotcherguine

GBI Central America and Caribbean

Burton Kirsten
Burton Kirsten

GBI South Africa

Frederik Creugers
Frederik Creugers

GBI USA

Taavi Tuisk
Taavi Tuisk

GBI Estonia

Cesar Santoyo
Cesar Santoyo

GBI Japan

Anastasia Gaponets
Anastasia Gaponets

GBI Russia

Maggie Tladi
Ngoanamokgotho Maggie Tladi

GBI South Africa

Lukas Vogel
Lukas Vogel

GBI Germany

Rit Bencharit
Rit Bencharit

GBI Thailand

Nahid Rahman
Nahid Rahman

GBI Canada

Amir Feghi
Amir Feghhi

GBI Germany

Katre Ertekin
Katre Ertekin

GBI Turkey

Laurent Strauss
Laurent Strauss

GBI Switzerland

Ben Baldieri
Ben Baldieri

GBI UK & China

Linda McLeod
Linda McLeod

GBI Namibia

Carlos Alexander Loaiza Angel
Carlos Alexander Loaiza Angel

GBI Colombia

Ivica Kuzmic
Ivica Kuzmic

GBI Switzerland

Pablo Olivera Brizzio
Pablo Olivera Brizzio

GBI UAE

Mwaba Mwaba
Mwaba Mwaba

GBI Zambia

Thirukkumaran Haridass
Thirukkumaran Haridass

GBI India

Stefan Schürz
Stefan Schürz

GBI Austria

Jonas Surmann
Jonas Surmann

GBI Germany & Switzerland

Dušan Debelak
Dušan Debelak

GBI Balkans

Cedric Mössner
Cedric Mössner

Technical Community Lead

Robin Weninger
Robin Weninger

Initiator

Anders Indset
Anders Indset

Philosopher

George Coxon
George Coxon

Director of the Nano Foundation

Günther Dobrauz
Guenther Dobrauz

Partner & Leader at PwC Legal Switzerland

Daniel Diemers
Daniel Diemers

Partner at SNGLR Group

/ Our Projects

TIR

Scholarship Token for Blockchain Education

GBI is empowering blockchain education by providing the first Blockchain Education Scholarship Token. Project TIR, as a utility token, presents an opportunity to be a part of the world’s first accredited Master Program in Blockchain Technologies. TIR offers a wide range of opportunities such as enabling a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) scholarship, School-Student-Sponsor collaboration (known as 3S collaboration) and sponsor-centred academic research.

The shortage of skilled talents to drive the blockchain revolution remains a major challenge. Furthermore, in addition to region-centred blockchain projects, financial difficulties present a high barrier for individuals who wish to build their career in blockchain technology.

FUKUROKUJU

Global Blockchain Academy

Project FUKUROKUJU is active in Japan as Tokyo Blockchain Academy, in Rwanda as Kigali Blockchain Academy and in Colombia ass Colombia Blockchain Academy.

Project FUKUROKUJU is empowering members to bring basic blockchain education to all corners of the globe. Our members partner with local universities and other education partners to deliver structured and unstructured blockchain programs to help learners be part of the blockchain technology revolution.

VIGEE.ART

Digital Art Trade with Solidarity

VIGEE.ART is a non-profit digital art ecosystem where digital artwork like drawings, paintings, music and books and their immutably transferable proof of ownership can be exhibited, auctioned and sold with built-in solidarity giving back to the artist community. The platform allows an artist to publish and tokenize their artwork with low transaction fees and a build in solidarity mechanism.

Transaction fees are automatically adapted based on the contribution into the solidarity fund by the artist. The Community then votes on a quarterly basis for artists or projects to which funds would be distributed to. Furthermore, artists also benefit of royalty fees whenever their artwork is being traded on further, obtaining royalties accordingly.

PANACEA

Anonymous Access to Healthcare Services

At GBI, we understand that any effective solution by public health care should build on fundamental human behaviour, customs, and privacy. PANACEA is changing how medical check-ups and HIV tests are carried out through anonymous medical consultation and HIV self-tests. Users can keep and control their sensitive medical test results and only share them with those they want.

Despite the enormous efforts and resources mobilised, privacy, cultural and customs challenges still hinder healthcare services to solve basic public health problems. Two notable examples are adolescent pregnancy and stalling of reductions in new HIV infections. According to WHO, nearly 12 million girls aged 15 to 19 years give birth each year in developing regions, while an estimate of 38 million people living with HIV leading to 2 million new HIV infections and 1 million HIV-related deaths annually.

MERCURIUS

P2P cross-border small trading

Cross-border trade in Africa is ineffective due to the drastic challenges ranging from lengthy customs clearing processes to a multitude of intermediaries. Consequently, small cross-border traders find it impracticable to compete with the big fishes.

MERCURIUS removes the barriers which hinder the efficient cross-border trade across Africa. Project MERCURIUS connects small scale producers, manufacturers, suppliers, consumers, and buyers directly without the need for intermediaries such as the brokerage and sales agents. Therefore, MERCURIUS enables all cross-border trade stakeholders such as transporters, insurance companies, customs agents, and Revenue Authorities to carry out peer to peer secured cross border transactions from the country of origin to destination.

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