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Orvium ICO
Ticker: ORV
ICO start: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
ICO end: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Price: 1 ORV = 0.1 USD
Bonus: 1
Tokens: 227 ORV
Tokentype: ERC20
Hardcap: 20,000,000 USD
Platform: Ethereum
Distributed: 60%
Accepting: ETH

Using cutting-edge blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies, as well as decentralized storage and big data, Orvium creates a public, traceable, and trustworthy record of the research publication process.

Through continuous and transparent review by members of the scientific community, with reputational and economic rewards for peer reviewers, Orvium improves the effectiveness of research production and validation, empowering the research community to determine the validity and soundness of published work.

Eliminating current practices within the publishing industry regarding plagiarism, idea ownership, and registration, Orvium allows authors to retain control of their work and its potential economic benefits, publishing with optimal publication and access costs.

Orvium’s ultimate objective is to be the leading publication platform while returning the benefits of science to society.



Problem Overview

The scientific publishing industry is one of the most profitable in the world. The top five publishers account for 50% to 70% of all publications, and their profit margins have been reported to exceed those of companies such as Google, Amazon and Apple. In 2015, the global market for scientific, technical, and medical (STM) publications was an estimated $25 billion.
In contrast to any other publishing industry, private scientific publishers have pushed the publication efforts and costs to the research community. Scientific publishers have created an awkward triple-pay system: (1) governments fund most of the research, (2) volunteer scientists—usually paid by the government or research institutes—review the work, and (3) publishers sell the product back to governmental institutions and universities. Scientists and research institutions regularly criticize this outrageous economic model, which compromises the dissemination and growth of scientific knowledge, a process responsible for some of the most revolutionary changes in human history.
Moreover, the current publication model has several problems affecting the research community, including high publication costs; copyrights held by publishers rather than authors; long, opaque and oftentimes biased publication and peer review process; lack of rewards and recognition for reviewers; and a proliferation of lowquality journals.
In the last few decades, several initiatives have tried to improve this situation. However, these initiatives have been insufficient to reverse market inefficiencies and barriers.
Orvium Mission

Orvium works to eliminate market inefficiencies and improve the quality and effectiveness of scientific publishing. The ultimate objective is for Orvium to be the leading publication platform for the research community while returning the benefits of science to the society.
Orvium Solution
Orvium leverages a unique and seamless integration of cutting-edge technologies: Ethereum blockchain and smart contracts, decentralized storage solutions, big data analytics, and cloud computing, to create a platform to process, validate, and disseminate research data and results.
The Orvium platform is characterized by the following:
• Instantaneous proof-of-existence. Manuscripts are available from the moment they are submitted to Orvium.
• Copyright and licenses are owned and transferable by authors. Authors retain control of their work and its potential economic benefits.
• Optimal publication and access costs. The prices are not influenced by monopolistic or oligopolistic market structures.
• Efficient framework to create decentralized journals with low maintenance and operational costs.
• Seamless integration between research data and results.
• Continuous and transparent peer reviews. The research community is empowered to publicly determine the validity and soundness of the research.
• Public recognition and economic reward for peer reviewers.
• Journal subscription freedom. No journal subscription model is enforced.
• Accommodates gray literature and its validation.
• Transparent calculation of quality metrics such as impact factor and peer review quality.
• Eliminates current “predatory” practices and conflicts regarding plagiarism, idea ownership and registration.
• Social platform.
In addition, Orvium is founded on open source principles, therefore all the software developed by Orvium is, and always will be, open source.
Business Model and Orvium Token (ORV)

Orvium establishes a transparent, comprehensive and competitive business model to obtain and increase revenue while supporting global research. Orvium’s business model is built on the Orvium token (ORV), a new digital cryptocurrency created specifically for the platform.
The different phases of a manuscripts’ and journals’ life cycles, such as manuscript submission, peer review, payments for copyright licenses, research data sharing, journal management, etc., will generate exchanges of ORV between institutions, authors, peer reviewers, journal owners, readers and any social actor involved. This Orvium decentralization will unlock the full potential of a new, fair, transparent and competitive market controlled by the entire community, free of biased oligopolies and hidden interests.


Phase 0 – Nebula: Idea conception and development:
Assemble team
White paper creation
Incorporate company and legal framework definition
Stablish collaboration frameworks for partners
Functional prototype (Web interface, API, smart contracts)
Marketing campaign
Token sale: Creation and public audit of token sale smart contracts.
Phase 1 – Red Giant: Token sale:
• Launch
• End of sale report publication
• Independent audit of fund disbursement
– Talent finding and recruitment
– Platform:
• User identification
• Paper submission
• Peer review
Phase 2 – Supernova: Platform:
• Platform first public release
• Bug bounty program
• Decentralized journals management
• Licenses and Copyrights
– Support for Science and Technology:
• Develop research institution collaboration program
• Develop grant R&D program
Phase 3 – White Dwarf: Platform:
• Platform second public release
• Patronage
• Funding campaigns
– Support for Science and Technology:
• Establish agreements with universities and research organizations
to incentivize the Orvium publication model
• Launch grant R&D program
Phase 4 – Neutron Star: Platform:
• Integrate big data analytics
• Release first fully functional Orvium platform
– Support for Science and Technology:
• Patronage of research lines in collaboration with institutions
Phase 5 – Pulsar: Platform:
• Launch Orvium 1.0
• Fine tune the operational efficiency
• Adiabatic and continuous integration of the R&D results to the
Orvium platform
– Market capture and expansion of the business model
– Support for Science and Technology:
• Enhance collaboration programmes and frameworks[1]


name: title: links: group: photo: iss:
Manuel Martin Senior Project Leader & Blockchain Expert https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuel-martin-marquez-1082031b Manuel Martin photo 4
Antonio Romero Technology Solution Architect https://www.linkedin.com/in/antonio-romero-marin Antonio Romero photo 4
Roberto Rabasco Application and Cloud Technology Expert https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertorabasco Roberto Rabasco photo 4
Ph.D. Alberto Di Meglio CERN openlab Head https://www.linkedin.com/in/albertodimeglio Advisor Ph.D. Alberto Di Meglio photo 4
Tom Soderstrom IT Chief Technology Officer https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomsoderstrom/ Advisor Tom Soderstrom photo 4
Chris Mattmann Assoc. Chief Technology & Innovation Officer https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrismattmann/ Advisor Chris Mattmann photo 4
Jesús Villadangos SCAMPI Lead Appraiser Candidate & Professor https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesusvilladangos/ Advisor Jesús Villadangos photo 4
Nico Orce Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics https://www.linkedin.com/in/nico-orce-26aa62aa/ Advisor Nico Orce photo 4
Miguel Angel Professor and Head of Transport & Logistics https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguel-angel-pesquera-8644a016 Advisor Miguel Angel photo 5
Bernd Lapp Advisor to Blockchain https://www.linkedin.com/in/berndlapp/ Advisor Bernd Lapp photo 9.8
Nicolai Oster Head of ICO https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolaioster Business Strategy Nicolai Oster photo 14.6
Christopher Tucci Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation https://www.linkedin.com/in/cltucci/ Business Strategy Christopher Tucci photo 4
Franco Alfami Director of Innovation https://www.linkedin.com/in/francoamalfi/ Business Strategy Franco Alfami photo 4
Davide Gallo Manager of Partners Ecosystem https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidegallo/ Business Strategy Davide Gallo photo 4
Ruben Garcia Marketing Expert https://www.linkedin.com/in/ruben-garcia-58560a141/ Business Strategy Ruben Garcia photo 4
Marek Herm Attorney at Law & Tax Counsel https://www.linkedin.com/in/marek-herm-8662824/ Legal Partner Marek Herm photo 6
Jose Carlos Luna Computing Engineer & Security Expert https://www.linkedin.com/in/josecarlosluna/ Technical Jose Carlos Luna photo 4
Marc Magrans Computing Engineer & Economist https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-magrans-de-abril-4bb9b64 Technical Marc Magrans photo 4
Ignacio Coterillo Database and Software Engineer https://www.linkedin.com/in/icotc/ Technical Ignacio Coterillo photo 4
Hector Valverde Solution Architect https://www.linkedin.com/in/hvpareja/ Technical Hector Valverde photo 4
Raul Murillo Software Engineer https://www.linkedin.com/in/raul-murillo-garcia-882a11/ Technical Raul Murillo photo 4
Carlos Ghabrous Software Engineer https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlosghabrous/ Technical Carlos Ghabrous photo 4
Alejandro Iribarren Computing Engineer & Storage Expert https://www.linkedin.com/in/iribarren/ Technical Alejandro Iribarren photo 4

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