BitBadges is a Layer 1 blockchain on Cosmos. It is decentralized, up to over 500x faster than Ethereum for NFTs, and is expandable through the BitBadges SDK. BitBadges can be used to issue badges, has an established token standard, create complex smart contracts, and is developer-friendly, aiming to power 1000s of decentralized applications.
Trevor is the CTO and Founder of BitBadges. Trevor graduated with honors at the dual enrollment program for Virginia Tech in Computer Science, and has been enthusiastic in disrupting the blockchain industry and learning more about its underlining technologies. He conceptualized and built BitBadges 1.0 and helped lead the way in building and infrastructure for BitBadges to be an independent blockchain.
Andrew built technologies for over 37 startups (as of EOY 2022), and has a history of entrepreneurship. He also has a large IP portfolio and prolific history. He recognized the need of BitBadges to transform into an independent blockchain and stop reliance on centralized platforms. He is leading BitBadges on business development, growth, and structure as well as consulting on special research, partnership opportunities, and grants.
24 March 2021
The first version of BitBadges has been released on the now dubbed "too centralized" BitClout platform. Trevor Miller makes the announcement.
4 June 2021
Trevor realizes BitClout is too centralized, and starts a discussion on disapproval due to the BitClout identity system. Few creators join his battle cry. Andrew at the same time, discusses with him dismay on BitClout's leadership and seemingly dramatic changes to its infrastructure, and its select picking or purging of projects. Andrew is heavily calling out BitClout as being too centralized.
11 June 2021
Andrew "acquired" BitBadges and became a co-founder with Trevor officially working on expanding it into new territories. Trevor is supportive and the two start focusing on how BitBadges will keep thriving during their busy study/work schedules.
24 August 2021
After much internal discussions about potential expansion opportunities including a merged integration with the CloutFeed app, and potential future integrations with Mentors4EDU and education, BitBadges 2.0 was announced. BitBadges 2.0 is the dubbed name for an independent BitBadges with the same key principals in mind.
14 September 2021
Andrew publishes a paper on IACR preprints on a "A Privacy-Preserving Distributed Identity Offline-First PoCP Blockchain Paradigm" discussing his potential vision for BitBadges 2.0. Trevor starts experimentation with CouchDB for beta way before the technological core migrates to the Cosmos Platform.
28 September 2021
BitBadges competes in the Digital Challenge XPrize and internally discusses concepts for learning badges and a predecessor to a Decentralized University starts being brainstormed.
23 February 2022
The Decentralized University landing page is up and announced. This is officially one of the first major project endeavors BitBadges wants to explore during the 2.0 mainnet release.
17 March 2022
BitBadges is officially incorporated (originally in the state of Delaware). Andrew and Trevor both own 3.75M shares. Andrew holds his shares in his startup, and both Andrew and Trevor's shares get diluted proportionally. BitBadges is officially a company, and ready to build technologies to take BitBadges to the next level. This is the end of this timeline, but the beginning of another.
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