The word on the street is about blockchain and bitcoin, and more recently, the editorial team of Explosion caught wind of whispers on the street about an extremely exclusive Order, a knighthood, within the industry.
The Order, established earlier this year in March by Crypto Chain University, named “Ordre des Arts et des Technologies”; when translated from French to English, means “Order of Arts and Technologies”.
The founder of the University, Herbert Sim, shared that its purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the technological arts, or the propagation of these fields.
Guidelines stipulate that recipients must be at least twenty-one years old, and must have, “significantly contributed to the enrichment of the financial and/or technological inheritance” to be considered for the award.
The Order has three grades: Commandeur (Commander), Officier (Officer), and Chevalier (Knight).
Recipients are granted the exclusive rights to possess and don the médaille of the Order, which features the University’s arms, surrounded by a golden ring bearing the words “Ordre des Arts et des Technologies,” designed by the University’s founder himself.
The médaille of the Order was designed subtly with the symbol of “☓” known as Saltire, also called Saint Andrew’s Cross or the Crux Decussata, the official URL of Crypto Chain University ☓.com (unicode/punycode of xn--33h.com), registered on 3 February 2005; previously used as the founder’s personal website blog.
The colors for the médaille of the Order are Gold for Commandeur, Silver for Officier, and Bronze for Chevalier accordingly.
Crypto Chain University is the leading non-profit research-only institute, focused on the public policy issues facing blockchain, cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The University, established in 2010, is one the oldest institution for the compilation of Crypto and Blockchain research in the world and has a database and following of thousands of followers since its founding earlier this year.