Building the Ecosystem for IOST’s Global Blockchain Network
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Bluehill is a global network of talented individuals established to support projects, DApp development and blockchain technology innovations within the IOST blockchain ecosystem.
We work with the best developers and entrepreneurs in the industry to facilitate the growth and adoption of blockchain technology. Our vision is to unlock the potential of blockchain for online products and services and bring blockchain into the mainstream domain. We are en-trepreneurs supporting entrepre-neurs in this collaborative mission.
Bluehill has a team of over 50 full time staff and offices across China, Korea, Singapore, United States and Germany. Working closely to support teams both developing on and improving the IOST network, Bluehill provides services including funding, advisorship, operations, marketing, recruitment and industry partners.
We are always on the lookout for entrepreneurs and developers with the most ambitious blockchain ideas. Our goal at Bluehill is to help realize their dreams, and we look to invest in visionary and tenacious founders of any age. If you are interested in exploring if you could be a good fit for Bluehill, please feel free to reach out.
CertiK can detect the security loopholes of open source code and ensure the security before the smart contract is released. CertiK features an elite team from Yale University, Columbia University, and Silicon Valley including Co-founder Shao Zhong, Dean of the Department of Computer Science at Yale University with more than 20 years of experience in the security field.CertiK will explore IOST mainchain smart contract validation services in order to ensure the security of smart contracts and the overall blockchain system, avoid bugs for on-chain transactions and secure the system from exploits by hackers.
Origo is an extensible privacy protection platform for decentralized applications. It extends zero-knowledge proof technology to the input and output of smart contract applications, expanding the scope of privacy protection to encompass every aspect of smart contracts. Its core technology includes the Origo compiler, which can automatically generate cryptographic protocols, allowing developers to build privacy-protected smart contracts and applications without cryptography. Origo's core team comes from Tsinghua University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, and tech giants including Google, IBM and Pinterest. Origo will improve the privacy protection policies of DApp’s built on the IOST blockchain and provide security for the transmission and storage of communications, data and value.
Rate3 is establishing an ecosystem for secure and efficient cross-border payments. Rate3 will also build a simpler infrastructure for trustworthy e-commerce relationships, facilitate the transfer of funds between merchants and consumers, and establish a reliable credit scoring system for traditional lenders and capital providers. The core team hails from Stanford University and the National University of Singapore. The team previously successfully built the RateX and RateS e-commerce products, which saved more than $200,000 in cross-border payments and over provided over $500,000 in discounts for 150,000 users. Currently it has cooperated with several well-known e-commerce platforms, including Taobao, Amazon, and Singapore e-commerce. Rate3 will be based on the IOST chain, creating a new e-commerce system with low transaction costs, efficient operation, and distributed redemption functions.
Covalent is a privacy-protected data network that utilizes a decentralized computing network to ensure that data is encrypted at all times. Covalent team members hail from leading universities including Harvard, Princeton, and MIT, and possess extensive research and industry experience in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Covalent core technologies include the Covalent virtual machines, Covalent security domains, and Covalent X (the application of zk-STARK and homomorphic encryption cryptography). These technologies coalesce to guarantee data privacy. Covalent Networks will also set up a data exchange platform that allows users to run Al/ML models on encrypted data without worrying about the privacy of the data. Covalent will collaborate with IOST to explore the application of privacy protection technologies such as Enclave, zk-STARK, and Homomorphic Encryption to create a privacy focused decentralized data network.
Contentbox currently ranks first in it’s Google Play category and boasts over 16 million users. With its management team has previous experience from leading companies such as Google and Facebook, ContentBox project is building a blockchain architecture for the digital content industry, challenging traditional content giants such as Netflix and YouTube, and creating global decentralized digital content ecosystem. Because content consumption and payment scenarios must be high-frequency, instant, and complex. ContentBox intends to form an in-depth strategic partnership with IOST to explore how it can ensure security and support the expansion of the basic public chain. BlueHill will facilitate their transition onto IOST.
Lambda is a blockchain infrastructure designed to provide unlimited storage as a service for decentralized applications, multi-chain data storage, cross-chain data management, data privacy protection, user data, ownership verification, and distributed intelligent computing. Lambda uses sharding and sub-chain tech to greatly enhance system scalability, and is a future-oriented data service. Lambda's core team has extensive open source project development experience including on several Apache projects such as Camel, Akka, Drill, etc. The Lambda team is mostly composed of former OneAPM employees, a well-known APM SaaS company. The OneAPM system can process every day at its peak. 100 billion data. Lambda will work with IOST to reduce the risk of data loss, reduce storage and bandwidth costs, and provide content-addressable, peer-to-peer distributed storage and transmission protocols that enable users to create faster, more secure and lower cost data services.
Plair is a blockchain-based game platform and is committed to bringing the virtual gaming experience of eSports to a sustainable development ecosystem. Players can interact, play, watch or discuss games all on the Plair platform. Plair will measure the value of the participants, and reward those who contribute to the platform motivating participants to create value in the game. Plair will feature community management systems, social tools, artificial intelligence cross-platform matching and other analysis tools to build a blockchain-based game ecosystem platform. Plair CEO founded a number of technology companies, worked at Dell and EMC. The team includes e-pro gamers and e-sports club managers. With IOST, Plair will explore the efficient blockchain network and it’s high-speed virtual machine to better support blockchain functionality for high-performance games.