How Blókur shortens the long, long wait to get paid as a musician

The London based start-up provides a data hub to clear music rights faster. Much, much faster than today. For the fan music is all about emotion. The sound, the voice, the feelings. Millions of fans listen to the songs they love. Creating…

Bloomen Hackathon winner: A platform to connect fans with artists, using Blockchain

An interview with Bill Keleris. His winning entry "Music.book" showed how Blockchain can be used to connect fans directly with musicians - and it sparked some ideas about a world of music very different from today. Two of the five days of…

Bloomen Photo: Insight into the Future of Direct Photo Exchange

A key question for the Bloomen Project was: “Can a complex technology like Blockchain improve content workflows in the media industry and support better compensation for creators?” From the perspective of Deutsche Welle (DW) as a media company…

Blockchain and Media: An Important Combination for Athens Technology Center (ATC)

Media is one of ATC’s engagement sectors. ATC has been a pioneer in providing tools for journalists and media agencies. The participation in the Bloomen project allowed ATC to expand its portfolio of offered services in the area of copyright…

Kendraio App: A framework for dashboards and admin interfaces

Can a complex technology like Blockchain improve content workflows in the media industry and support better compensation for creators? This was the main question the Bloomen Project aimed to answer. Kendraio approached the project with yet another…

Why Crypto Currencies are a Valid Alternative in Emerging Markets

How you view a new currency, the benefits and the risks, depends mostly on how reliable the the banking and government is in your area. If it is very stable then crypto currencies do look a bit like the Wild West. If banks (and government) is…

MiPasa: Blockchain-company Hacera Collects Corona Data in Open Source Platform 

Collecting data is a multi-step process. Each step can be a challenge, not so much because of the volume of data, but because of the data structure. Only after multiple steps data can be cleaned, duplicates can be found and data points verified.…
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How and why Teosto, the CMO of Finland, supports exchange of metadata of musical works

Teosto, the collective management organisation of Finland, finished the first phase of a project with Bloomen-partner Kendraio. The goal is to extend the usability of APIs for musical works and add user interfaces for data exchange.  Reliable…
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Presentations, Ideas and two Winners. A Report from the Bloomen Ideathon

The Bloomen consortium gathered in Nicosia, Cyprus in January 2020 for a meeting of all partners and the 2nd "Pitstop", a community event structured to listen to the community. What are issues, what are ideas, what are the challenges of using…
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Bloomen Ideathon: Fresh Ideas for Blockchain Applications

As a technology Blockchain has been hyped as potentially disruptive, for many areas of business and life. A big question: What are ideas hon how to use such ideas in daily life? To find out the Bloomen Project organized an Ideathon interacting…