From the current Internet standpoint, the way knowledge is generated, curated, shared and stored raises critical concerns about security, privacy, fair and equal distribution of benefits, potential for abuse and adverse impact on individual rights. Citizens, everywhere, are at risk of being presented with partial or biased information reflecting the viewpoint of their provider.

YOUTUBE F_QPOaPSEiQ Webinar dedicated to the second ONTOCHAIN Open Call - Protocol Suite & Software Ecosystem Foundations

> Apply before the 15th of September 2021, at 17:00 CEST.

ONTOCHAIN empowers internet innovators to develop trustworthy blockchain-based knowledge management solutions that will be part of a novel software ecosystem.

> “Developing scalable blockchain, decentralized reputation systems and semantic web technologies, in order to achieve trustworthy content handling and information exchange as well as trustworthy service exchange in the next generation Internet/social networks for vital sectors of the European economy”

The concept underlying this ecosystem is a better share of knowledge and value on the internet and that for various domains such as health, economy, mobility, public services, energy and sustainability, news, media, entertainment, Industry 4.0, tourism.

# Archetecture

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# OnToChain

- Open Call 2 (open) | ONTOCHAIN - ngi.eu - Guide for applicants - pdf - Protocol Suite - pdf - Eligibility - fundingbox.com - UK Participation - fundingbox.com - The NGI Initiative:- ngi.eu - Ontochain Partners

# Requirements

The prototype should address as much as possible the challenges mentioned above and in particular: o Definition of APIs for common (generic) use cases; 7 o Integrate with at least Ethereum smart contracts and the EVM, although support for additional chains is encouraged; o Support for semantic data (e.g. properties such as a vehicle colour) and semantic queries (e.g. via SPARQL); o Rely on existing standards or propose new standards for data transmission and data definition, to ensure reliable communication between oracles and smart contracts; o Support a variety of data sources, data formats and off-chain storage mediums/services; o Integration of identity verification or decentralized identity management; o Demonstrate the approach with several templates and examples, to be released to the open source community; o Modularity of the approach so that the developed oracles are packaged and can be deployed and used seamlessly by different entities should be duly elaborated in the proposal.