Scienceroot

About:

This will be our decentralized social network platform for scientists, researchers and academics where they can showcase their work, connect with peers, seek new collaborations, find solutions, create and manage projects. Everything will be governed by blockchain smart contracts and therefore the need for the middlemen is eliminated.

We will incorporate some of the known elements from social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook such as:

  • Creating profiles
  • Liking and following researchers and their publications
  • Implementing a ranking system based on the contribution in a certain field
  • Endorsing skills
  • Bookmarking favorites
  • Commenting and sending feedback
  • Sharing news items and updates
  • Incentivized Q&A
Yet the most important feature will be the underlying cryptocurrency on which the whole platform will rely. It will offer the possibility for users to reward peers themselves for their contributions, delegate work in projects and get a quick payout for their knowledge, similar to already known freelancing platforms but without the middleman. This can be achieved with the help of smart contracts.



Intro:

Scienceroot aims to improve the scientific and research community using blockchain technology. The goal is to create an ecosystem where anyone in the scientific community around the globe will have the ability to gather funding, interact, discuss research ideas, collaborate and in the end, publish their work through a more efficient, open and transparent platform. Our scientific ecosystem will be powered by its own unique currency called Science Token (ST), which will be used to exchange funds, store articles on the blockchain, crowdfund scientific ideas, exchange services through our scientific marketplace and reward parties involved. Scienceroot will integrate all the critical functionalities needed by researchers, scientists and academics, making their day to day lives easier and allowing them to focus on maximizing their impact in the scientific world.



Milestones:

April 2017

Concept of Scienceroot

August 2017

Foundation

October 2017

Product Development

February 2018

MVP with Ethereum Blockchain

April 2018

Alpha Prototype Social Network

June 2018

MVP Early Access

July 2018

Round 1 Token Generation Event

August 2018

Alpha Scientific Repositories

December 2018

Alpha Scientific Crowdfunding

January 2019

Round 2 Token Generation Event

February 2019

Alpha Funding Portal

Q2 2019

Decentralized Publishing Framework

July 2019

Round 3 Token Generation Event

Q4 2019

Alpha Blockchain Grants

January 2020

Round 4 Token Generation Event

Q2 2020

Scienceroot Decentralized Journal