COTI (COTI)Gold Project

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COTI is the world's first DAG-based blockchain protocol optimized for use by payment dApps, merchants and stable coin issuers.

  • Category Infrastructure
  • Project Type Directed Acyclic Graph
  • White PaperOpenOpen White Paper
  • Algorithm Not Supplied
  • Bitcoin TalkOpenOpen Bitcoin Talk
  • Jurisdiction Gibraltar
Start Date
May 21st 2018 12:00 UTC
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May 25th 2018 12:00 UTC
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COTI Limited Whitelisting Details
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February 1st 2019 12:00 UTC
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February 15th 2019 12:00 UTC
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Shahaf Bar-geffen
Shahaf is the Co-Founder and CEO of WEB3, a leading provider of digital media advertising solutions. Since founding the company in 2006, Shahaf has led WEB3 to become a leading multinational digital marketing firm. Shahaf holds a B.Sc degree in Biotech and Economics from Tel Aviv University (magna cum laude) and is an Israeli Air Force officer (Major, reserves).
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David Assaraf
Business Development (Co-Founder)
David served as the Chief Internal Auditor of HSBC Israel. Earlier in his career he was an Examiner in the Credit Risk Unit of the Bank of Israel’s Banking Supervision Department. He started his career at KPMG and is a chartered accountant. He holds an M.A. in Law Administration from Bar Ilan University.
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Samuel Falkon
VP Community (Co-Founder)
Samuel is responsible for building and nurturing COTI’s community. A seasoned sales and marketing professional, he brings to COTI wide-ranging experience in the fintech and consumer technology domains. Samuel runs his own marketing advisory business, Gil Scott.
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Dr. Nir Haloani
Nir is an innovator in the areas of data compression, AI and machine learning and has earned the prestigious Master Inventor title for authoring over 13 patents in these fields. He has over 19 years of experience leading research and development teams at a number of tech companies and was the former co-founder and CTO of Infima Technologies, which was later acquired by IBM. Nir holds a BSc degree in computer science and mathematics from Tel Aviv University, as well as a PhD in applied mathematics from Bar-Ilan University.
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Neta Salomon
Neta has been responsible for HR and administration at finance and tech companies for over 7 years. Neta holds a BA in Behavioural Sciences and an MBA in Labour Studies.
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Tamar Drachli
Tamar has over 12 years of media and production experience, working as a writer-director in the private television sector and commercial industry. She brings a great deal of experience to COTI's social sphere, analyzing and optimizing all social media-related activities to ensure goals are met.
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Yair Lavi
Yair was the former CEO and finance director at Plus500UK. He has also held prior roles in financial planning and valuation. He is an accountant, graduate in accounting and economics and holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
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Guy Klajman
Guy has 15 years of key sales, business development and marketing experience with leading hitech companies in the FinTech, gaming, eHealth and blockchain/crypto spheres.
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Efrat Bar-lev
Marketing and public relations
Efrat is responsible for executing COTI's marketing campaigns and managing public relations. Efrat brings over 5 years of experience in the digital media sphere, which includes managing WEB3's mobile department and leading client relation operations.


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Erol Hallufgil
Research & Software Engineering
Erol is a mathematician and engineer who has for the past few several years worked in software development. His recent experience involves developing custom CRM solutions for fintech companies. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
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Yoni Neeman
Software Engineering
Yoni is a full-stack software engineer, with extensive experience in fintech and mobile applications. He previously worked as an integration team leader in the risk management project of UMTB Bank, and as a mobile gaming SDK engineer. Before joining COTI, he developed DSS software for algorithmic trading purposes. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.
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Anton Suslonov
Data Science
Anton brings to COTI wide-ranging expertise in blockchain technology, applied mathematics and data science. Recently, he has contributed to the Wings Foundation as an Economic Analyst dealing with various blockchain projects. Previously, he has worked in IT and risk management roles at finance company in Russia. He holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
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Yaniv Dadon
Software Development
Yaniv is a full stack developer with strong experience developing web applications and marketing tools using advanced web technologies and frontend UI/UX solutions. He has previous development experience from various adtech companies.
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Costa Chervotkin
Product Manager
Costa has numerous years of experience as a product manager at various FinTech companies. He holds a BSc in industrial engineering and management from Ben Gurion University.
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Zalman Goldstein
Software engineer
Zalman has worked as a software engineer and full stack developer at a number of finance companies. He is a graduate in economics and computer science from the Open University.
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Ben Elnekave
Software Engineer
Ben has contributed to core R&D efforts at a number of technology companies. He holds a Bsc degree in software and information systems engineering from Ben-Gurion University.
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Barak Yaari
Software Engineer
Barak is a passionate software engineer with several years of experience in software development at various companies, including Microsoft and Checkpoint. He holds a BSc degree in computer science from Ben Gurion University.


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Dr. Stefan Hlawatsch
CEO Skybridge Investment
Stefan is the CEO of Skybridge Investment and an Associate Professor at ISM International School of Management, Hamburg. Stefan previously worked in Specialist Asset Allocation for Berenberg Bank and Consilisto Berenberg Privat-Treuhand, and as a Client Advisor at UBS. He received his doctoral degree (magna cum laude) and a business administration degree (honors) from Otto-von-Guericke University.
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Steven Heilbron
Former CEO Investec Bank UK
Steven is the Joint CEO of Cash Connect, an automated cash handling business that he acquired as part of a consortium in 2013. Steven has an extensive background in finance, having previously served as the Global Head of Private Banking and Joint CEO of Investec Bank in London. Steven is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds degrees in commerce and accounting from the University of Cape Town.
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Greg Kidd
Former CRO, Ripple Labs
Greg is the co-founder of Hard Yaka and an early investor in numerous startups in the exchange space including Ripple, where he served as CRO, Shift, Coinbase and 3taps, and previously Square and Twitter. Earlier in his career he served as a senior analyst for payments at The Board of Governor of the Federal Reserve. Greg holds an MBA from Yale University and MPA from Harvard University.
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Dr. Matt Mcbrady
Former CIO & MD BlackRock
Matthew was the Chief Investment Officer for the Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund Platform at BlackRock. He has held senior roles at Silver Creek Capital and at Bain Capital, was a professor of finance at the Darden School and Wharton, and worked with Janet Yellen in President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors. Matthew holds a Ph.D in Business Economics from Harvard University.
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Avi Chesed
Avi is the Co-Founder & CEO of, and the Chair of the Board of Directors of Transact Europe Holdings OOD. A payments industry veteran, before co-founding, Avi founded several successful payments-related companies and has become a leading figure in the space. Avi holds a Business Administration Degree from the University of Southern California.
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Dr. Stephan Wessel
CEO Arcana Capita
Stephan is the founding partner of Arcana Capital, an independent multi-family office advising its clients with respect to private equity strategies. Stephan’s previous roles include leading the private equity efforts at two substantial European single family offices. Stephan began his career at UBS Investment Bank working in their M&A division. He holds a B.Sc., a LL.M. and Ph.D. in business (summa cum laude).
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Prof. Martin Fochmann
Professor University of Cologne
Martin is Professor for Behavioral Accounting, Taxation and Finance at the University of Cologne and CEO of the German Association for Experimental Economic Research. Martin taught business and finance courses at several universities - including University of Cologne, University of Hannover and EBS University. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Würzburg and won several prizes for his research.
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Ophir Gertner
Adviser At Coti
An entrepreneur at heart, Ophir has a strong track record of developing market-leading products, including blockchain prediction, and which he co-founded. Chosen as one of the top Blockchain influencers in Israel, Ophir is renowned in the Blockchain industry and considered as one of the most sought after advisers for decentralized projects.
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Sebastian Stupurac
Co-Founder of WINGS
Co-Founder of WINGS, a successful community engagement and smart contract facilitation platform, one of the few working DAPPS on the Ethereum blockchain. Sebastian gained vast experience in decentralized solutions and blockchain technology since 2013.
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Stas Oskin
Blockchain Expert
Leads the technology strategy and partnerships effort for WINGS Foundation, a Swiss non-profit focused on decentralized finance and governance systems. Stas has over 15 years of extensive experience in engineering, development and management of software, cloud services, healthcare, video streaming, blockchain and social.


  • Q3 2018

    Alpha net launch (basic scale)

  • Q3 2018

    Exchange and wallet Launch - Beta

  • Q4 2018

    Mediators and merchants onboarding

  • Q4 2018

    Exchange and wallet - Full launch

  • Q4 2018

    Test net Launch (large scale)

  • Q1 2019

    Integrated Decentralized KYC/AML Solution

  • Q1 2019

    Debit card launch

  • Q2 2019

    Scale up tests

  • Q3 2019

    Main Net launch (Full scale)