Flowerpatch by Nugbase is a virtual cannabis farm game where you can plant and raise exotic cannabis flowers to earn cryptocurrency. In this game you are a farmer whose goal is to expand their cannabis farm and breed rare species. As you begin you are thrown into a world called Altiva. As you explore this…

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With the recent increase in e-commerce behavior due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BBX Portfolio company StormX has experienced significant traction in terms of user growth on their platform. Highlighted in ,,Coindesk, Storm provides the top cash-back program for users, up to 87% cash back on certain online purchases. With 2.5M+ downloads globally and a growing…

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, The 2020 Cohort began with the opportunity to meet with leading innovators and venture capital firms in the Berkeley Blockchain ecosystem.  Exposure to our network is a core tenet of the program and our startups can look forward to future introductions to expand their network.  Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist of SCET in Berkeley Engineering,…

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Nodle Arcadia Nodle has launched its own blockchain network, Arcadia, which leverages the Polkadot Network and the Parity Substrate. Why? Why differ from the norm of building on top of an existing chain and go through the expensive and timely process to create their own? We consider these questions and the challenges Nodle faced with…

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Host: Ashish Rajendra Sai @ Lero – Irish Software Research Centre & Horizon Globex, Jocelyn Weber @Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator. Abstract: Decentralization is one of the most loosely defined terms in the blockchain realm. The founders of some of Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator’s distinguished start-ups and alumni share their perspectives on the debate surrounding the semantics of…

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Nodle | Nugbase | StormX | Snowball Four teams from Cohort 3 shared industry insights during the Emerging Technologies for Social Impact lecture. This course is structured as an incubator for multidisciplinary students to solve real world problems, spinning out top projects as startups within the UC Berkeley ecosystem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiS-dh1Tdz8 Nugbase is the team behind…

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By Kyle Giffin | April 1, 2020 (This article was originally published on UC Berkeley SCET’s News. Find the original article ,here.) Inspired by an idea, two friends met at Free Speech Movement Cafe, busted out their laptops, and started coding. A Sublime tab was all it took to get started. “At the time, we…

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Snark Health, one of the newest additions to the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator, is working on their blockchain-enabled health platform to rapidly share information related to COVID-19. The team shared their progress and motives behind their current work with us. Read about what they are doing below: “The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic is at…

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,,Nodle aims to equip every Internet of Things (IoT) device, shipping pallet, shipping container, electric scooter, and much more with the ability to connect to the internet without the need for wifi or cellular connection. They achieve this by leveraging existing smartphones, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) enabled routers, and blockchain technology to create a network…

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StormX rewards you for shopping online, playing games, and trying new products. The secret sauce is their patented micro-transaction technology which plays well with a multitude of reward methodologies, without fees that cause undue friction. This technology, developed in early 2017, is currently the only way to run payments at scale with less than $0.01…

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