<aside> 👀 Duke Blockchain Bootcamp
During this 3-week bootcamp, participants learned blockchain fundamentals from entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, NEAR, and Ripple. Additionally, participants put their innovation and entrepreneurial skills to the test by defining the foundation of a blockchain startup idea.
About NEAR About Ripple
Participant(s): Nic Meliones, Kwaku Farkye Idea Name: Proof of Work
Badges Earned 🌱 Trend Trailblazer ⛓️ Blockchain Fundamentals 🔥 Hair on Fire Problem 💡 Startup Idea
🌱 Trend: People are building work relationships with others they have never met in person (“intra” company, hiring, “inter” company).
🗺️ Market Box: Professionals, employers, and universities.
💻 Technology Box: Blockchain.
🔥 Hair on Fire Problem: Various institutions (LinkedIn, schools you attended, places you worked) own your professional data, not you.
🔬 Initial Target Customer: New grads that are starting their professional career in technical roles.
<aside> 💡 Hypothesis about Solution
Proof of Work is a decentralized professional network.
The way people brand their professional lives, find jobs, make new professional relationships, and grow their careers has changed overnight – one’s digital persona is paramount; however, various competing institutions own your professional data and identity, not you. A distributed professional network gives you control over your professional data, control over who can access it, and provides the proper economic incentives to support virtual networking and relationship building.
Proof of Work is the professional network that will make this possible.