ODEM’s own Dr. Michael Zargham will be speaking at the WCEF’s event in San Francisco
Dr. Zargham will be speaking on Coordination Markets and Crypto-Economics for the Application Layer
Dr. Zargham’s talk will focus on unique aspects of the application layer in blockchain-based platforms. Specifically, he will elaborate on application layers in platforms that act as coordination markets in which a group of service providers and consumers interact to provide a service or event. Dr. Zargham will use ODEM.IO (On-Demand Education Marketplace), a new blockchain-enabled platform being developed to coordinate in-person education events, as a case study.
About Dr. Michael Zargham
Michael Zargham is the founder and CEO of BlockScience, an Oakland, California-based research-and-analytics firm specialized in engineering business decision processes on decentralized networks. Dr. Zargham earned a Ph.D. in systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied the optimization and control of decentralized networks. His earliest work on peer-to-peer effects on business decision making included the development of algorithms to reverse engineer the word-of-mouth effect in enterprise software licensing decisions. Dr. Zargham has designed data-driven decision systems and assembled a data science team for a media technology firm. He also worked on the mathematical specifications of blockchain-enabled software systems with a focus on observation and control of the information state of networks. Dr. Zargham is the author of Raising Social Capital: Tokenizing a Customer-Driven business in collaboration with partners Sweetbridge and Coinfund. The paper elaborates on how a discount token framework allows users of a software-as-a-service platform to share the use of the platform.