“Most research grants come from taxpayer money distributed by governments to national institutions. STEM Genesis will create a new approach to funding research and applied technology regardless of national or institutional affiliations,” said Dr. Leighten.
“Most people are not aware that the DeFi revolution is driven by cryptocurrency, and the amount of money invested,” he added.
“We will help people leverage their digital capital in a globally sustainable way.”
“STEM Genesis will create a link between the rapid growth of cryptocurrencies and investment in STEM innovation in the real world, where the development of technological advancement is the key to sustainable human existence.”
“I firmly believe that this will change the rules of the game and help the DeFi community realize that they have the power to change the world, and will also show ordinary people that cryptocurrency can be translated into impact and benefit in the real world.”
A key feature of the recent cryptocurrency boom has been non-fungible tokens (NFTs) – unique digital items like artwork that can be traded, sometimes at high amounts (one for $69 million earlier this year).
STEM Genesis will introduce its first NFTs, called Pixel Pongos, on December 12 This year to celebrate its announcement, which is inspired by the highly successful CyberKongz NFT group.
Having a Pongo (the scientific name for orangutan) allows the community to be built around the STEM Genesis vision for future growth to improve those in and out of DeFi, and improve the health of our planet.
The vision is to develop a cryptocurrency for STEM Genesis.
The goal of this coin is to allow people to directly invest in partner STEM projects, as well as get exclusive rewards.
For example, they can be used to offset personal utility bills with a green electricity company, contribute to the purchase of an electric vehicle, and help develop or access new medical treatments or carbon-neutral products.
“The possibilities are endless given that STEM encompasses nearly every aspect of our modern lives,” said Dr. Leighten.
“STEM Genesis is revolutionary in that we will aim to bridge the gap between digital assets and real-world applications as investment tools or functions within STEM companies.
“We are going through a digital DeFi revolution, and STEM Genesis aims to pave the way for the ethical application of digital assets to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
The STEM Genesis approach has already been taken up by Triple-A computer game developers, respected artists, carbon neutral/negative manufacturers of “green products”, and academic institutes wanting to partner with them. This shows that the mainstream culture is willing to embrace the growing DeFi movement when applied in an ethical, transparent and accountable manner.
STEM Genesis also aims to fund grants for early-career researchers and engagement workshops, with the goal of promoting equity, career advancement, diversity, education, and inclusion in STEM research.
Dr Lighten and his team are building a community that shares their vision of using DeFi to improve the world, and they can do so by purchasing a Pixel Pongo NFT and sharing with them on Twitter And the chat room dedicated to the Discord Server.
Full visibility, roadmap and NFT information can be found at www.stem-genesis.com.
SOURCE STEM Genesis