We are glad to receive Shahaf Bar-Geffen, CEO of COTI, for an exclusive interview.

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How would you describe the main pillars of the product?

COTI is a fully encompassing “Finance on the blockchain” ecosystem, designed specifically to meet the challenges of centralized finance (fees, latency, global inclusion, and risk) by introducing a new type of DAG-based protocol and infrastructure that is scalable, fast, private, inclusive, low cost and is optimized for finance. We have also introduced the MultiDAG structure, allowing the issuance of tokens on top of a DAG base structure, like no one else, has…


“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”― John Bunyan

Hello Alex! Could you introduce yourselves a little for the ones less familiar with the industry?

Alex: I’m Alex Wilson, co-founder of The Giving Block. The Giving Block is a Washington DC based company that makes it easy for nonprofit organizations to accept Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Zcash and the Gemini Dollar.

This year, we’re collaborating with Gemini for International Women’s Day to raise awareness about how cryptocurrency is empowering women around the world.

Gemini is using a portion of…


(Craig Austin and Jim Bai are the co-founders of EMX, the newly launched derivatives exchange. Craig is the Chief Technology Officer, and Jim leads the market making and sales side).

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  1. How would you describe the main pillars of your product?

Craig: EMX is the place to trade global markets using your crypto. We’re focused on providing a high-quality user-experience that builds trust with our traders. From the start, we’ve also aimed to build a fair marketplace that levels the playing field between big traders and small traders through the use of frequent batch auctions (where traders compete on price) rather…


Question 1: How would you describe BetProtocol?

BetProtocol allows entrepreneurs to launch their own scalable, secure, and regulated betting apps, with no coding required. It works like Shopify for betting.

If you think back, what did Shopify do for the eCommerce industry? It drastically lowered the barrier to entry, leading to a huge boom in eCommerce and a bunch of new entrepreneurs being able to work for their own dream, instead of working for someone else’s dream.

Similarly, what did Wordpress do for website creators? Same thing. It made it a lot easier to get an online presence for everyone…


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01.How would you describe the main pillars of the project?

At Bybit, we pride ourselves on putting the client first. When the company was founded in early 2018, our mission was to construct a fair trading and client-focused environment by building a faster, fairer, and more human exchange, and these will always be our core values. We believe our clients deserve the best customer service, fastest order execution and fund safety. …


In this interesting and thoroughly recommended book, Mark Douglas analyses from a psychological perspective the most common issues related to trading, offering the recipes to face them in the best way possible.

The firsts problems are related to pointing out the addiction that new people experience when they can get a profit out from a random trade. With that comes the expectation of getting a random winning trade now and then, even after a negative streak and regardless of the overall scenario. The recorded memory of that great moment where luck struck, motivates to keep trying.

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Another severe problem which…


How would you describe the main pillars of the project?

We’re providing a much needed upgrade to capital markets through the use of security tokens and blockchain technology. With security tokens: secondary markets can develop around private securities to provide investors with increased liquidity; middlemen and inefficiencies are eliminated through automation and a fully digital tech stack; and all dealings become transparent through the public Ethereum blockchain. We are creating a financial world with increased liquidity, efficiency, and transparency.

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About the team and supporters, what are your strengths?

Our strength is taking a realistic, business focused approach to building a…


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How would you describe the main pillars of the project?

Theta Network is a decentralized video delivery network, focused on users sharing bandwidth and other computing resources with their community and being rewarded for doing so. Users earn tokens as a reward for contributing to the mesh content delivery network. Video platforms benefit by reducing their content delivery costs, strengthening user engagement, and increasing content sales. Key pillars are:

  • Incentivizing users to share content/data, solving the problem that prior P2P networks had of poor user engagement/contributions
  • Transparency, allowing network participants and content creators to understand the value of their contributions…


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How would you describe the main pillars of the project?

The project began, of course, with our XPOS, an intelligent, blockchain-based point-of-sales (“POS”) device that makes it easy to buy, sell and transact in cryptocurrencies in physical retail stores. We saw this as the ‘last mile’ challenge for future adoption of the blockchain technology and helping to bring the vision of cryptocurrency back toward its initial grounding as a form of spendable, digital cash.

Bring blockchain-based transactions into our daily life

That device is being well received by global retail: we have begun shipping 5000 pre-orders to customers in Europe…


Komodo is built on a federated multi-chain architecture which offers much more flexibility over the single shared blockchain model that most first generation “blockchain platforms” employ. One of the core tenants of Komodo’s philosophy is the belief that every project should have their own independent and dedicated blockchain, with the freedom to grow and adapt as they need with no limitations.

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How would you describe the main pillars of the project?

  • Security — Komodo’s delayed-proof-of-work (dPoW) takes snapshot “backups” of the entire KMD ecosystem every 10 minutes and inserts them into BTC. This serves as the foundation of our technology…

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Investor & Trader. CEO of Blockground Capital. Based between Andorra and Bangkok.

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