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Hypernet & ODX: Using Blockchain for Social Impact

By November 19, 2018 No Comments

Last week, Hypernet outlined what a healthy strategic partnership looks like by exploring four main principles. Partnerships should:

  1. Address a real problem
  2. Create clear strategic value
  3. Promote social good
  4. Focus on the end-user experience and adoption

After exploring these ideas, we announced our partnership with ODX. ODX is bringing sustainable decentralized internet to developing countries. With millions of devices running ODX’s software, this partnership gives Hypernet access to those devices as well. In simple terms, our vision is for device owners to be able to connect their devices to Hypernetwork through the ODX app. The end result is that device owners will earn internet time for connecting to Hypernetwork, and the protocol will be adopted in a strategic part of the world. The symbiotic nature of this partnership is clear, but we are also excited for another reason.

At Hypernet, we believe that blockchain technology has an incredible capacity for promoting social good. The decentralized vision of blockchain is also a moral stance against the monopolization (and monetization) of information.

However, any visions for the future of blockchain are currently only obtainable by people with access to the internet. Internet in developing countries is prohibitively expensive, and out of reach for most populations. One of the qualities we find most attractive in ODX is their sustainable model for providing internet to those who otherwise couldn’t afford it. By making internet accessible to new populations, ODX and Hypernetwork provide people with new hopes, dreams, and opportunities. We’re all familiar with the saying, “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for life.” Access to the internet is the 21st century version of fishing.

For this reason, Hypernet is doing what it can to help get people online, and realize the promises of blockchain technology in a healthy, socially beneficial, and decentralized manner. If you also believe in this vision, we invite you to partner with us as we continue to make blockchain a force for good, and use this technology to improve the lives of millions of people. Together, we can use blockchain to make the world a better place for all of us.

-Your HyperTeam
Palo Alto, CA

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