TruBlo conducted three open calls to support innovative ideas toward “trustable content on future blockchains”.

Explore the 45 projects selected for funding below.

Sorted alphabetically. Click on the visuals to see a longer description and a list of team members.

Blocktrust wants to introduce better ways to publish scientific research. The current system favours quantity, there is an incentive to publish often. This project explores whether there could be a better way, where quality, not quantity is the main indicator.

Open Call 1

Project CERES aims to increase transactional efficiency in agriculture and establish trust in agricultural producers’ provenance statements. To this end, CERES intends to address two interrelated problems in agriculture by providing a triangulated proof-of-location service and an agricultural smart contract framework. The project will develop a blockchain application to be used by farmers, logistics companies, and other stakeholders in the agricultural value chain.

Open Call 3

The Crowd Field Companion project seeks to achieve such acceleration and to distribute benefits throughout the value chain, rewarding the smallest and largest actors who take their share of responsibility.

Open Call 3

Today, there are more personal digital devices in the world than people. As a result, we are consuming resources beyond the natural boundaries. This projects investigates new trust and reputation models built on (permissioned) blockchains to improve the transparency, accountability and provenance of user-supplied data about the lifespan of digital devices in a circular economy.

Open Call 1

CONTOUR will develop a blockchain-based framework for online, user-generated travel reviews. This will ensure:

  • (i) collecting and integrating multimodal content,
  • (ii) guaranteed authenticity, improving privacy and intellectual property rights,
  • (iii) delivery of the user content to interested third parties for reuse and
  • (iv) maintaining the traceability to the original publication.

Open Call 1

CO2Path brings verifiability and trust to carbon emissions reporting and helps the transportation and logistics industry fulfil its role in mitigating the climate emergency. It is a data platform for transport carbon accounting addressing supply chain stakeholders.

Open Call 3

Democratising Academic Publishing (DAP) explores the concept of decentralised scientific publishing with shared governance based on blockchain. The project aims to improve the quality of publication review, automate, valorise and objectify it.

Open Call 3

The DA VINCI crowd journalism DApp provides a collaborative media production environment with trustworthy live news video capturing, streaming, editing, and trading in an Alastria blockchain infrastructure and marketplace that enables independent journalists and news broadcasting industries to create content by gathering crowdsourced news from public participation.

Open Call 3

DeepFakeChain (DFC): a blockchain and related smart contracts for indexing content that was jointly identified as DeepFake by the required number of moderators, together with annotations that could help other users understand how it is possible to visually identify the forgeries in the cases that this is possible.

Open Call 3

D-SBOM (Distributed Software Bills of Material) works on a solution for complex IoT software supply chains. The idea is to document all the software used in IoT devices and distribute this information in a secure and trusted way to all users and actors.

Open Call 2

Enarxis is a project of EV Loader. The company works with hotels and other companies in the hospitality sector for better management of electric vehicle loading stations. In TruBlo the focus is on an added module for better reputation management, for example, to better manage reservations and loading time. 

Open Call 2

Trust is the main issue with conducting a remote audit, especially when audits involve research and manufacturing facilities. Physical access allows for a more thorough search for physical evidence that is crucial for identifying critical issues.

EverDok will provide solutions to this challenge by addressing all dimensions necessary to establish trust, i.e. confidentiality, integrity and availability. EverDok is working on establishing a fully approved environment for trusted remote audits,

Open Call 3

FactConnect is a pluggable reviewing and reputation service available on any content platform. The goal is to fight against disinformation and fake content in any online article (News websites, reviews, blogs, influencers, etc.) or any post on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, WhatsApp, etc.).

Open Call 2

“Fake” as a project aims to propose an innovative technical approach to evaluate news items producers as well as content generated by the users and to develop a trust management methodology based on blockchains. 

Open Call 1

“Farmer Connect” specializes in blockchain traceability for disaggregated supply chains which include over half a billion smallholders producing a significant amount of the global food volume, including coffee and cocoa.

Open Call 2

Monitoring the performance and SLO compliance of highly distributed cloud-native services is premised solely on objective QoS measurements obtained by relevant monitoring tools. In Feed4Cloud, we incorporate user-generated feedback as an integral feature of the monitoring plane. The Feed4Cloud project will exploit recent advancements, such as Blockchain, to effectively tackle the problem of collecting QoE-related user-generated feedback for cloud-native services in a distributed and trustworthy manner.

Open Call 3

The goal of the FiDisD project is to develop a decentralized anti-disinformation platform that can fight effectively and objectively the informational warfare that we are part of. The core of the platform will be built upon Blockchain technology, Crowd Wisdom, and Federated Artificial Intelligence modules.

Open Call 3

The FogBlock4Trust solution is planned as a global institution/provider accreditation and credential verification system. It will support the use of one-way encryption, symmetric and asymmetric encryption, digital signatures, Zero-Knowledge-Proofs, and an improved Proof-of-Signature consensus algorithm.

Open Call 1

A large amount of e-business and freelancing transactions are happening through centralized freelancing job boards, like Fiverr, Upwork and a few other incumbents. Such marketplaces dictate conditions, fees, money-retain policies, and among others reputation. No matter how vast your expertise is, once you join a platform you restart your profile from scratch. Your reputation is built inside someone else’s land.

Open Call 2

We live in a digital society where it is becoming difficult to know if someone you are talking or interacting with through an Internet platform is a human or a bot. Bot accounts, bot interactions and machine-generated content (GPT-3) are growing at high-speed. Because of that, the need to know if you are interacting with a human is more important as time goes on.

Our approach to this problem is like single sign-on with Google system but Web3 based.

Open Call 3

The project aims to develop a cutting-edge technological product in the field of cybersecurity and blockchain capable of optimizing the collection process of personal and UGC data and information without any risks to privacy.

Open Call 3

LedgeAIR enables a new scheme for crowdsourcing aircraft communication messages and presents a joint effort toward global monitoring of aviation safety procedures. To get there LedgeAIR creates a blockchain of data gathered by dedicated multi-band airband receivers called AKRx around the world.

Open Call 1

LoRaTRUST proposes a new concept of attributing value to both the measured IoT data and the IoT devices (sensor nodes and gateways)

Open Call 3

Although various concepts exist for applying blockchain technology to “real-world” data, there is a remaining weakness of the starting point. The question is: How to ensure that data measured by IoT devices is trustworthy, not tampered with, erroneous, or fake?

To answer this question, the proposal (Metroracle) focuses on adopting well-defined metrology standards for use in IoT applications supported by blockchain technology.

Open Call 3

moncon is a framework that lets content creators securely monetize their trustable content. moncon is composed of an API, a dashboard where content creators can manage the site configuration, their payments, and certify content and metrics.

Open Call 2

NPRO aims to greatly improve the quality of reputational information in high-trust service markets, to make them more meritocratic, fair, and efficient.

Open Call 1

OttCT is researching the blockchain-based mechanism of social media triggering investors’ behaviour. At the same time, OttCT is protecting companies from malicious acts.

Open Call 2

The focus is to reward positive ecological actions in future smart cities. Smart Contracts, based on Ethereum, enable rewarding mechanisms for end-users who opt for sustainable mobility options (transit, EVs, and other light modes of transportation). 

Open Call 2

When fighting mis and disinformation, fact-checkers often face difficulties in quoting and keeping a record of their findings and evidence: mis and disinformation in media, social or independent websites are often quickly erased by the author once they’re found false, trying to cover its deceiving tracks to be able to strike again. Archiving doesn’t only help keep such authors accountable; it also saves the content indefinitely, as many URLs break with time.

Open Call 3

Re-Taled aims at developing a blockchain-based validation framework that provides the online grocery market with unbiased and trustworthy user-generated content and introduces a reward mechanism to recompense content creators and promote fairness.The proposed solution will be powered by an open-source cryptographic token named TALE, which will be created as a unit of account and store of value to encourage users to create content.

Open Call 3

No solution exists at the moment to store data in a decentralized way while having the choice of storage parameters (e.g. number of data replication, storage time, etc.). We believe that the ability to configure data storage in a trust-less way is critical to keep data available, share costs and ensure efficient access.

Open Call 2

ShoppEx proposes two main features: The first one is the ability to follow a product elaboration through the different steps of the supply chain (production/shipment/storage). The second one allows for the creation of communication communities built around interests in specific products/brand/retailer. 

Open Call 1

A trusted data and reputation network based on blockchain – specifically for Sports. The goal is to be able to manage and create tamper-proof, verifiable evidence to notarize all kinds of events and issues in sports competitions.

Open Call 2

The System for Ticketing Ubiquity with Blockchains (STUB) is a novel solution to multi-modal transport ticketing. STUB utilises the distributed mechanics of blockchain technology right at the core of its architecture, allowing stakeholders from different transport modes to vend and validate tickets on a shared ledger.

Open Call 3

TRUTHSTER aims to support media professionals by providing them with an easy tool for certifying the creation of media content requiring the interaction with a user (e.g. an interview) and generating semi-automated legal disclaimers and licenses.

Open Call 3

TrueBees Project Visual

TrueBees combines innovative AI digital image forensics methods with blockchain technology to fight the diffusion of synthetically AI-generated images (deepfakes) on social networks,  the goal is to guarantee that a given visual user-generated content is trustworthy.

Open Call 2

TRUFLE aims to employ the blockchain technology and will follow a Self-Sovereign Identity approach, towards increasing the level of trust in the exchange of information among actors of the food supply chain and more specifically in the management and classification of food waste. The Deep Learning based Validation Mechanism (DLVM) will act as a validation mechanism on user generated data (images of food to be wasted) to classify food quantity/quality and enhance the trust on user created content.

Open Call 3

Secure software is a necessary precondition for a working society. The software ecosystem (SECO), i.e., the complex network of software providers that collaboratively provide software for every computer on earth, is a trust-rich part of the world. Software engineers trust major hubs in the ecosystem, such as package managers, repository services, and programming language ecosystems. This trust, however, is typically unfounded and this has led to many software supply chain attacks in the past. We introduce a trust layer in the worldwide SECO.

Open Call 3

The project’s overall objective is to build a smart and sustainable Cadastre and Land Property Registry (CaLPR) with a blockchain-based trusted and reputable model.

Open Call 2

The project designs a methodology and implements an open ecosystem to stop the spread of fake news and tampered content generated by users on the internet and social media. 

Open Call 1

TRUSTMEDICOS aims to tackle health misinformation and achieve a trustworthy health information exchange. 

Open Call 1

VehicleChain will help to reach higher quality and correctness for data on the use of vehicles in terms of correctness and trustability. The approach will enrich the official information with data on safety-relevant incidents and vehicle quality defects.

Open Call 2

VeriSimpleDC aims to define a protocol and create an innovative and exemplary app that supports verifiable, simple declarations of content ownership, metadata and rights management information – based on the ISCC, a new standard for decentralized digital content identification.

Open Call 3

Although NFTs can protect the circulation of digital objects, they cannot prevent that object from being fraudulent. For example, Photoshop could be used to place a game avatar on an image of a game level that the player had not, in fact, reached through gameplay, and thus falsely claim the achievement. This project focuses on the need to be able to create digital artefacts that have unquestionably been generated through the process they represent. 

Open Call 3

Proxim aims at solving Proof of Location privacy and trustworthiness issues, building a blockchain-based validation framework that integrates fingerprinting with time-coded witnessing features.

Open Call 2