I am one of the mentors who will guide the founders in the intricate field of applied artificial intelligence. Similarly to the other Rockstart’s vertical programs, the AI Accelerator aims at providing startups with access to the market, capital, community, and expertise. The scope of the program has been defined in a purposefully broad way in order to allow startups from a range of industries to work with and learn from each other.
PrivacyShell founders authored the TODA Protocol, the worlds most scalable, secure and efficient Ledgerless Blockchain. One of the implementations is geared to secure AI in a decentralized BFT setting for IOTs while others to secure financial transactions and scale them efficiently and privately. It can also scale other ledger based blockchains like Bitcoin, Dash, Ethereum, on-chain scaling. Toda is truly decentralized and fully distributed blockchain. This means there is no leakage of transaction fees outside the user base. Here's the Whitepaper of the Toda Protocol. (Please note Patents on Toda Protocol have been filed to protect from others claiming ownership and restricting anyone to use it, Toda Protocol is open source under (CC BY-SA 4.0) )
As part of PrivacyShell, I am interested in building and help building startups that are disrupting their market while security and privacy are built by design and into the core of the product. Blockchain technology can come in handy in building those companies when the design needs to eliminate a third party entity to depend on. We remain blockchain agnostic. We have companies using Ethereum, while others using Bitcoin, Dash, Ripple or even intend to use others that aren't even up yet.
ColliderX is the world’s first open-source, crowdsourced, and crowdfunded blockchain research and development hub. This is a unique model for unbiased, ground-breaking R&D that bridges the gap between industry problems and pure academic or corporate research.
Although we are passionate about the power of blockchain technology, we don’t want to be restricted to just that; we explore blockchain at the convergence of other technologies. To us, "[Blockchain++]" means blockchain at the intersection of machine learning and A.I, with augmented reality, and Internet of Things as other areas of interest.
The ColliderX name was inspired by the world's most powerful particle accelerator, a facility to allow physicists to test the predictions of different theories, by accelerating particles to a point where the kinetic energy created can impact other particles. Similarly, we are putting incredibly smart people together in a room (virtual and physical) to see how we can harness the power of experimental research and tinkering.