Digital Degree
Digital Degree
Token: DD


The First Decentralized Education Platform

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Start date: 2018-08-15
End date:

Registrated in: UK

Platform: Ethereum
Type: ERC20

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Soft cap 30,000,000 USD
Hard cap 80,000,000 USD
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Introduction
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The Problem
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Digital Degree Solution
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Education Market Analysis
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DD Technology Platform
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How Digital Degree Works
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DD For Platform Players
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Digital Degree Whitepaper v1.0
ABSTRACT
The success of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum has increased
awareness of the benefits that blockchain technology offers. As a result, many
industries are scrambling to adopt blockchain technology. However, they are
unable to get skilled blockchain experts to help them grow. Even fi rms like
Deloitte, PwC, and KPMG are struggling to get enough employees for their
blockchain departments. This is because there is no formal place where
individuals can get the prerequisite skills to work in the industry.
Digital Degree provides a solution to this problem by providing a platform
where students can get knowledge on Bitcoin and other blockchain
technologies. The platform is suitable for novices who are getting an
introduction into the cryptocurrency world or experts who want to keep their
skills sharp. The platform incentivizes learning by off offering students an
opportunity to earn XTRA tokens when they complete courses or achieve good

Digital Degree Whitepaper v1.0
INTRODUCTION
In 2016-2017 the online education market was worth USD 165 billion. It is still,
however, highly inefficient in addressing the need for education around the
world. While the job market produces one billion contracts every year, over 300
million recent graduates remain unemployed and in search of a job. In Europe
alone, the imbalance between job supply and demand is expected to be around
80%, particularly affecting the technology sector. As a result there is a growing
perception that educational institutions ar
e out of touch with employers’ needs.
The conventional centralized higher education system takes 3-5 years to
educate a person and there is no guarantee of employment afterwards. We
believe that the digital industry today lacks workforce because higher
education institutions are not responding to the needs of actual labor market.
Most of the skills needed by the digital industry don’t even require a degree in
higher educatio...

Digital Degree Whitepaper v1.0
The Digital Degree platform will offer students online courses with a clear and
transparent blockchain-based reward system and achievement tracking. Our
use case for blockchain is not sensitive to prolonged waiting periods before
transactions are committed, thus, overall platform overhead (as in expenses) of
using Ethereum network for transactional and immutable data storage needs,
will be low. To make the learning process as exciting as playing Minecraft we
will use Octalysis framework of gamification design.
On the other hand, the developing countries are home to millions of
unemployed people who are gaining access to the Internet through their mobile
phones. They can now join education platforms.
However these require an investment from the poorest that is rarely affordable.
A new approach is needed to address the key challenges that the market faces,
that the current educational model has failed to solve.
We see Digital Degree as a unique tool for bu...

Digital Degree Whitepaper v1.0
We will be pursuing our vision to go forward with the development of Digital
Degree platform even in case of unsuccessful ICO. We anticipate a closed
testing, involving incentive providers in [2018Q3] and open launch of Digital
Degree in [2018Q4]. The capital available to the development of the platform
will determine functionality and choice of the course material available.
The anticipated capital raised during ICO, will enable us to directly compete
with existing education platforms even prior to the benefits reaped by the
popularity of Digital Degree platform. Companies creating technologies used in
digital economy should consider contributing to development of the platform,
and ensure technologies they create are represented in the course material
available to millions of students.
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Digital Degree Whitepaper v1.0
THE PROBLEM
When we first started to analyze reasons behind and difficulties of hiring tech
talent, we looked for possible solutions and then wondered who else would
benefit from the approach in which we would take to address the problem. We
then incorporated those parties to synthesize new problem scope and tried to
find the solution to newly defined problem. As in any of those exploratory
endeavors, one must not forget to limit the problem scope to minimum, and to
look for solutions providing maximum benefits to parties involved. We settled
on a very small group of parties that are benefiting greatly from synergetic
solution.
At the moment experts believe that there are only 20,000 blockchain
developers with the necessary skills. As more companies adopt blockchain
technology, more firms are looking for blockchain developers to help develop
and maintain their platforms. Reports seem to suggest that qualified
cryptocurrency and blockchain engineer...

Digital Degree Whitepaper v1.0
Lack of Access to Quality Higher Education
Improving accessibility means addressing
the challenges that students face in
acquiring a great education. We recognize
that overcoming obstacles is an important
part of growing up. However, we also
believe that creating a global marketplace
can assist students in accessing many
education options, customizing course
selections, and managing the acquisition of
student accommodation and transportation.

Institutional Barriers

Entrenched, Rigid Legacy Models
Several hurdles stand in the way of achieving broader student access to
traditional, in-person higher-quality education. Professors, keen to increase their
impact in the wider learning community, are often restricted by their home
colleges on how, when and on what terms they can share their expertise.
Students are hampered in their quest for knowledge by rigid controls on
enrollment, course prerequisites...

Digital Degree Whitepaper v1.0
Weak Link with the Job Market
Education is also facing the diminishing value of degrees and certifications,
which were at the core of the education system until the beginning of the 21st
century. The market value of degrees and certifications is lowering in a new
system in which people are normally assessed not by their grades, but rather by
their work experience, involvement in real projects, and personal job fit. As a
result, the job market is dramatically changing in the way it values education
overall.
At the same time, there is an immense need for properly trained workers in
several sectors, particularly in IT, and employers struggle to find suitable
candidates; education is still needed to fill the existing gap between supply and
demand, and formal education as it stands now does not respond to the
market’s needs. This disconnect creates a vicious circle within which companies
become more disengaged from the education sector, widening further the...
Christopher Gray
Christopher Gray Co-founder

Ernesto Spalding
Ernesto Spalding Co-founder

Kathy Turner
Kathy Turner Marketing Manager

Gloria Kim
Gloria Kim Designer

Mark Clemens
Mark Clemens Lead Blockchain Developer

Michael Barley
Michael Barley Chief System Engineer

Ralph Thompson
Ralph Thompson Software Developer

Amber Fahey
Advisors Amber Fahey

Kelly Todd
Advisors Kelly Todd

Ronald Murphy
Advisors Ronald Murphy

Kristi Taylor
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