The DigitalBits ecosystem has gained a new key contributor with the formation of the XDB Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting DigitalBits. The XDB Foundation’s key initiatives include the DigitalBits Ecosystem Support Program, aiming to provide both financial and non-financial assistance to qualified entities and projects within the DigitalBits community, with a focus towards innovation and accelerating ecosystem growth.
“I am excited to see the launch of the XDB Foundation and to be joining the DigitalBits ecosystem in this new capacity,” says Michael Gord, Managing Director, XDB Foundation. “In the coming weeks, the XDB Foundation will share additional updates regarding its key initiatives. Over the past 2 years, we have seen DigitalBits achieve various milestones and with this next chapter I’m excited to see the XDB Foundation contribute as the new project lead supporting education, research and development, and ecosystem growth and adoption.”
Under Michael’s leadership, GDA and its subsidiaries have worked with Fortune 500 companies, such as Toronto Dominion Bank, as well as governments in North America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Michael has contributed to some of the world’s largest blockchain ecosystems, including TRX, LRC, and ONT. Gord has spearheaded initiatives such as Canada’s Next Top Blockchain Exec, the global Blockchain Gauntlet startup competition, global hackathon events such as the Borderless Block Party, and the build-out of global industry ambassador networks.
Michael Gord’s first initiatives within blockchain started with establishing the McGill Students’ Cryptocurrency Club, McGill Students’ Fintech Association, Bitcoin Canada and providing leadership on the global expansion of the Blockchain Education Network. Notably, he is also a key contributor to the Kerala Blockchain Academy, one of the largest innovation hubs for blockchain technology worldwide.
Foundation Governance and Objectives
The XDB Foundation will establish a set of committees focused on the oversight of: governance, education, research and development, and ecosystem growth and adoption. The Foundation’s core objectives include supporting innovation and adoption of the DigitalBits blockchain, shaping commercial standards and requests for technical development, growing the DigitalBits Community through a diverse regional strategy, providing accountability and sustainability practices, and facilitating partnerships and ecosystem development
The DigitalBits Project
The DigitalBits Project, since its founding in 2017 and the unveiling of the DigitalBits blockchain in March 2018, has seen a robust array of support from an ecosystem of top-tier partners, including developers, other blockchain projects, exchanges and enterprise partners. As the new project lead for the DigitalBits Project, the XDB Foundation will also leverage these building blocks to support the next phase of commercial integrations and brand adoption. The Foundation will provide a framework to help ensure longevity, integrity, and effective collaboration between the Foundation, the DigitalBits Project and a hallmark of commercial companies.
As Q2 approaches an end, the DigitalBits Project is planning its roadmap updates under the oversight of the XDB Foundation. A new category, Brand Integration, has been added to the DigitalBits Roadmap, to share updates from the robust ecosystem partners that will leverage the DigitalBits blockchain for their unique solutions.
The DigitalBits Project is an open-source project that developed the DigitalBits blockchain protocol and a secure, low-cost global transaction network, and tools. This blockchain protocol and network layer support various use cases including consumer digital assets, specifically branded currencies.
The XDB Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on assisting DigitalBits and related technologies. The XDB Foundation’s core objectives include supporting the innovation and adoption of the DigitalBits blockchain and the use of cryptocurrency in enhancing the consumer experience and corporate social responsibility initiatives, shaping commercial standards and requests for technical expansion, growing the DigitalBits community through the inclusion of diverse regions, providing accountability and sustainability practices, and facilitating partnerships and ecosystem development.