Since its introduction ten years ago, blockchain technology has proven to be a great invention. So far, it has powered many inventions like smart contracts and the Internet of Things (IoT). These inventions will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on humanity.
Nevertheless, some blockchain projects are designed to impact areas of humanity that are yet to experience the technology. The CEO of Crowd for Angels, Andrew Adcock believes that there are areas where blockchain is yet to influence exhaustively. He said:
“The possibilities of blockchain are only just beginning to be explored with many solutions focusing on parts of the supply chain, the coming decade will be exciting for developers. I believe we have not seen great advancements in ‘stock’ management and this could be revolutionized by blockchain.”
Here are some of the projects that may take off in the near future.
The project is expected to take social networking to the next level. Its primary focus is to develop a noble and positive idea that can catalyze a social movement. The project lets users connect with their family and friends. Additionally, it enables them to discover their interests and explore them exhaustively.
When anyone uses the Grey World feature, they can try on a new identity to enhance privacy while interacting in the ‘deep web chat rooms.’ Every effort will be rewarded when engaging in the daily social activities on the platform. The platform will then share a significant amount of its revenue weekly with its user via the Uhive token.
Hence, users can earn some digital currency for future use. The Uhive utility token runs on Ethereum technology and is an ERC-20 token. Users can buy it via a Bitcoin transaction, the Google Play Store, the iOS App Store, a transaction on PayPal or Ethereum. It can also be acquired using fiat currencies like the US dollar, the Euro, or the British pound.
The Zero Carbon Project
Climate change has featured in the news for many years posing great challenges to humanity. The many possible side effects of uncontrolled climate changes led to the inception of the project. The Zero Carbon Project aims to eliminate these challenges by leveraging the power of blockchain. Consumers can source energy from renewable, nuclear, and fossil fuels via the Zero Carbon Market.
The carbon emissions in these energy sources get compensation from international carbon credits. The project has created the ZeroCarbon token with its blockchain. Supporters of the platform can earn the token as a reward for contributing or tackling climate change worldwide. Allegedly, the reward will serve as an incentive to energy consumers to encourage them to continue using clean energy sources which will eventually reduce global energy emissions.
Derek Meyers, the founder of this project wrote on the company’s Medium page. He said that the tokens have utility value since energy suppliers must source them to pay the transaction fees needed to participate in the Zero Carbon Market. Currently, 32 energy suppliers in the UK are competing to dominate business across this Market.
Additionally, the suppliers are competing to acquire ZeroCarbon tokens to cater for the transaction fees.
Employment is important all over the world, especially for graduates. This blockchain project is expected to change the future of employment. According to the team of developers:
“By using Blockchain, we connect 500 million students with global industry leaders to create new revenue channels, new jobs, and new business opportunities.”
It will become easier for competent students to get the jobs easily. That is because BitJob is designed to bridge the gap between the students and potential employers. This project is designed on the Ethereum network. Blockchain enabled developers to have an application that assists in solving various employment-related challenges including identity authentication.
This project combines the benefits of freelancing sites and micro gigs with the Ethereum blockchain. Notably, it is the first hybrid blockchain project that provides students and potential employers with peer-to-peer connection. BitJob leverages the power of blockchain to assist users find remuneration matching their skill and service level. It is designed for students seeking employment opportunities.
The structure of BitJob also supports incentives, rewards, and affiliates. Also, students can use the platform to get jobs that provide a steady source of income during their free time. Thus, the students can create an impressive portfolio and gain the precious experience necessary when the finally join the labor market.
Blockchain can help travellers get the best hotels that meet their needs wherever they decide to explore throughout the world. The GOeureka project alleges that it has around 400,000 hotels available in various parts of the world.
The site works as the old hotel aggregators but it intends to enhance the accommodation experiences through leveraging blockchain technology to cut costs and increase transparency. Thus, GOeureka will assist with solutions to the problems of hidden additional fees that thrive in the hotel booking industry. MAraj Rai, the GOeureka CEO said:
“What we created essentially is an online travel booking platform utilizing the power of blockchain technology. […] We come in to create a more transparent platform, essentially a marketplace that hotels connect to. And users book their accommodation directly at no commissions.”
This blockchain project primarily focuses on education and skill acquisition. Odem is well-designed to curb the increasing rate of unemployment throughout the world. It lets potential employees learn valuable skills that can enhance their employment opportunities. Therefore, users will gain access to more affordable, authentic and accessible education and employment.
Studies show that autonomous transportation, cybersecurity, and blockchain technology are some of the skills recording high demands. The credentials are shared with potential employers after training is completed. Odem provides users with a decentralized file storage infrastructure that enables access to the Ethereum blockchain for safekeeping of academic records.
Using this technology, future employers can verify academic qualifications of job applicants with ease. Richard Maaghul, Odem’s CEO, explained in a blog post saying that the project is committed to using blockchain technology to make education more verifiable, affordable, transferable, and accessible.
Odem also comprises of a Skills Wizard feature which can be used to develop a career profile for prospective employers to go through. The platform also works together with employers who want to hire new and highly skilled talents.
This blockchain project may soon have a far-reaching impact on humanity. The developers of CCUniverse are focused on ATMs, electric car rentals, and prototypes of tiny and innovative houses. According to that company:
“We are inspired by amazing ideas regarding the development of technology or solving key issues related to energy or scientific solutions connected with the improvement of human life.”
This blockchain project has a three-part vision. The company expects to focus on STM and electric cars programs between 2019 and 2020. Next on the agenda between 2020 and 2022 is the prototype houses project. Then, the company will also invest in visual programs beginning from 2021.
Car lovers will fen an opportunity to rent electric cars via the CCUniverse platform. The involved company also aims to simplify buying and selling transactions using the technology. Every transaction will attract a minimal fee of 1%.
Through this project, developers wish to tackle the lack of resources and poor implementation processes. These shortcomings prevent people from accessing the best things or even taking advantage of various useful ideas that can make their lives better and easier.
Theoretically, many future blockchain projects can change the world. But, their success or failure highly depends on the steps that they implement in the long term. The future is looking bright for the growing blockchain technology. Whether the visions will see the light of day is another story. But if they do, life will surely become far much better.