Experiments with the Ethereum Blockchain

Ethereum is a platform for decentralised applications, built on top of a blockchain mechanism, which can be used for public data storage and computation. It acts as an immutable public ledger, which provides strong cryptographic guarantees for data integrity. One definitive feature of the Ethereum platform is the ability to execute Turing-complete Smart Contracts. A Smart Contract is a program on the blockchain. We have been investigating the possibilities that the Ethereum blockchain infrastructure affords.

Below you can see some screencasts of some of our recent experiments with Ethereum:

Education

Proactive job hunting and course finding through badges and smart contracts
Proactive job hunting and course finding through badges and smart contracts
Moodle Open Badges Plugin
Moodle Open Badges Plugin
Tutorials Part 1 – Booking tutorials
Tutorials Part 1 – Booking tutorials
Tutorials Part2 – Reputation
Tutorials Part2 – Reputation
Course H818 – ePortfolios
Course H818 – ePortfolios
Peer Reputation with claimed badges
Peer Reputation with claimed badges
Multi-signed Certificates
Multi-signed Certificates
ePortfolio Collections
ePortfolio Collections
Evidenced Course Demo
Evidenced Course Demo
Simple ePortfolio Demo
Simple ePortfolio Demo
OpenLearn Blockchain Badges Demo
OpenLearn Blockchain Badges Demo
Peer Reputation Demo
Peer Reputation Demo
Course Student Demo
Course Student Demo
Course Admin Demo
Course Admin Demo

IoT and RDF

Introduction to our RDF experiments
Introduction to our RDF experiments
RDF Experiment 1
RDF Experiment 1
RDF Experiment 2
RDF Experiment 2
RDF Experiment 3
RDF Experiment 3
Solar Panel Data Experiment
Solar Panel Data Experiment
IOT Sensor Experiment
IOT Sensor Experiment

Security and Legal

Multi-sig Payment Demo
Multi-sig Payment Demo
IPFS File Encryption Demo
IPFS File Encryption Demo
Contract Data Encryption Demo
Contract Data Encryption Demo
Password Manager
Password Manager
Estate Agent Demo
Estate Agent Demo
Land Registry Demo
Land Registry Demo
Abstract Cubes
Latest Experiment
Multi-sig Payment Demo
Multi-sig Payment Demo
Latest Media

John Domingue – The Future of Education

Professor John Domingue, Director of the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute, discusses developments in technology which he sees impacting on education in the long and short term as part of our ‘future of education’ campaign.

OU News

Recent Talk

Webinar Slidewiki's Open Education Trials & Semantic Blockchain

In this webinar, Alexander Mikroyannidis and Allan Third present the applications of Blockchain in education and the importance of the Semantic Blockchain. They also present their work in the H2020 SlideWiki project, which supports the collaborative authoring of open courseware.

This event took place on the Tuesday 14th August 2018

Upcoming Event
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Blockchain Europe Roundtable

30th October 2018, Hotel Thon Bristol Stephanie, Brussels

The Blockchain Europe Roundtable is a meeting and discussion platform for EU policy makers, EU agencies, member states and competent bodies, academics and industry leaders to reach an EU-wide consensus to support effective management of blockchain applications.

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