One of the first steps to retooling Educoin was reducing the coin supply. The original coin was designed as a proof of concept and was unable to keep up with the needs of the modern blockchain community. A new Algorithm has since been chosen to lead the chain forward. Keccak
Every reputable project is backed up by data, especially in academia. We put our thinking caps on and tried to honor the same level of depth that Satoshi Nakamoto used when developing the original crypto currency Bitcoin.
Although the original team is no longer a new team has risen to the challenge to take their place. We feel that this new and improved Educoin team is even more suited to tackle the challenges that face the ever changing field of Education.
We are excited to announce our tentative roadmap for Educoins. The Educoins team will do everything in their power to meet and exceed the expectations set upon them. We will continue to update this roadmap as we make progress.
To keep in touch with our team and up to date with most recent changes we strongly encourage you to participate in our Bitcointalk thread!
One of the most important things our students can learn today is the ability to type. Although there are multiple teaching tools available to students we felt there is nothing better than... well... typing! We have integrated a real time, anonymous chat system into our wallet. We have found that nothing helps students master typing like the desire to keep pace with a live conversation. Also with the added bones of encryption and anonymity ensures privacy when used on a campus with students under 18.
By joining teams with a leading educational provider, Educoins has begun bridging the gap between education, technology, and cryptocurrency. As a member of one of the most respected educational companies in the United States the Educoins team write, implement and distribute content and curriculum on a nationwide level. Our first goal is to remove some of the "fairy dust" surrounding cryptocurrency and we believe that is best done through education. In order to do this are currently creating an accreditation system to reward community leaders, highlight individual achievement and authenticate various academic awards all on an open marketplace to further cryptocurrency education.
Through Mozilla's OpenBadge system the Educoin team is creating a completely customizable achievement system so that now you can show off that peak Mine rate.
Educoin Certified Curriculum (ECC):
The Educoin team will be periodically releasing curriculum written by our staff. 99% of the procedes from ECC sales will be redistributed through airdrops to current Educoin wallet holders. 1% of the sale proceeds will be held in a public wallet for future development.
Educoin Certified Author (ECA):
Once our curriculum marketplace has been established ECA thought leaders (professors, academics, educators, etc.) will have the opportunity to begin curating and writing curriculum. All proceeds from their curriculum sales are kept by the author!