Crowdsourced Scientific Method.
Knowledgr is an open-access, open-participation marketplace for academic thought.
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What is Knowledgr?
Knowledgr is a network of structured, open-access micro-publications shared on a public blockchain that empowers scientists to self-govern how their research outputs are judged and rewarded. Knowledgr employs a transparent, community-derived, social-consensus algorithm that rewards observations, questions, and hypotheses with KNLG in proportion to each post’s intellectual value, as defined by the greater scientific community user base.
This format for communicating and rewarding scientific content creation establishes a new labor market for scientists that compensates their open-science efforts via evidence-based metrics designed to incentivize healthy, ethical, and efficient research behaviors.
All of the content published on Knowledgr’s blockchain will be openly available for anyone to use or reuse in anyway they see fit.
Everyone is able to earn KNLG for sharing their observations, questions, hypotheses and peer-review. Knowledgr creates a financial incentive for anyone, anywhere to share open knowledge.
Knowledgr leverages the scientific-method to constantly improve by allowing the scientific community to observe, question, and hypothesize improvements to every technical and economic detail of the platform and blockchain.
Observe. Question. Hypothesize.
The scientific method is at the core of Knowledgr. Contributions - so-called micro-publications - to the platform are organized according to questions, hypotheses, observations , each peer-reviewed by the community and linked to existing knowledge in a searchable knowledge graph.
Data made visual.
The Knowledgr graph allows users to follow the flow of the scientific method and navigate the thread of scientific discovery through interconnected questions, hypotheses and observations. The graph empowers users to explore new posts and threads, visually show how posts build on each other over time and throughout the entire graph. We have designed the Knowledgr graph to provide a seamless experience from each individual post to their location within the graph to provide context on where you are in the total realm of scientific thought. You could zoom in from the overall view to get to the post view.
For-Science Mission Statement
Knowledgr is first and foremost committed to the progress of science. This principle guides all decisions we make and has been incorporated into our governance documents. Knowledgr will publish our code, algorithms, financial information and operating processes and seek the community’s feedback to ever improve the platform.
The Token and Economy
KNLG a token backed by open-access knowledge creation. Followed by details about economy. Contributors to each step of the scientific method are rewarded for their efforts. And for the first time, scientists will also be rewarded for the impact their contributions have on later micro-publications.
Together we stand for a new kind of science.
Knowledgr was founded by a group of scientists determined to ignite change in the way we do, think, communicate, and live science.
Patrick is a Georgetown University medical student who left a PhD program in molecular biology due to the unfortunate economic realities of academic research. He strongly believes the knowledge produced by academic research is a public utility and is committed to breaking-down the socioeconomic barriers to participation in the scientific community. Patrick holds a BS in Biology from Elon University and a MS in medical sciences from Boston University, and before that he worked as a research technician at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
He founded Knowledgr to make scientific research openly accessible to all.
Dr. Escoda is an academic physicist turned venture capitalist turned blockchain entrepreneur. She graduated from Cambridge University with a Ph.D in String Theory and attended NYU's Stern School of Business for an M.B.A. in Financial Instruments and Markets. After establishing herself as an alternative assets specialist, she founded a blockchain start up to transform the way science gets funded, and a venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage deep science ventures. Alongside Knowledgr, Dr. Escoda co-runs Quantum Labs, an advisory firm for early-stage quantum technologies, and Tachyon Valley Biolabs, a life sciences VC angels fund.
Knowledgr wouldn’t be possible without our committed strategic advisors at MouseBelt (Galen, Levin, and Patrick) and their team, and our unconditional early supporters - Zach and Tracy - who have shaped and seen Knowledgr grow from day one.
CTO at NoRestLabs. CTO at bibs. CTO at tagMonkey (a 500 Startups company).
CEO at NueValue Capital. Invested in 60+ blockchain projects, with 42 successful exits. Acted as the lead investor in 4 investments.
CEO at NoRestLabs. Built projects for billion-dollar brands including Amazon and Zappos.
Zach is a decision analyst and strategy specialist for life sciences products. Upon graduation, he worked in decision analytics at Booz Allen Hamilton before joining Lupin Pharmaceuticals, where he has held several positions in logistics and pricing strategy. Zach holds a BS in Supply Chain Management and Finance from the University of Maryland College Park.
Tracy is an athletic trainer for the MLS franchise, FC Dallas. He applies the scientific method to help his athletes maintain peak performance on the pitch. Tracy holds an MS in Health and Human Performance from Northwestern, and is currently taking an M.B.A. in Healthcare administration at Southern New Hampshire University.
Carissa is a director in healthcare public relations at Ogilvy. Previously, she worked at Lazar Partners, Hill+Knowlton Strategies and the North Carolina Hospital Association.
She understands the impact that scientific research has on everyday life and has joined Knowledgr to increase scientific literacy in the general public.
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