COTI (COTI) Cryptocurrency - ICO Review, Rating and Details of COTI ICO (Token Sale) - Rating: Watch

COTI (Currency Of The Internet), a next-generation cryptocurrency that achieves high transaction throughput and low fees, while being easy to manage and providing decentralised structures for the services users have come to expect from payment platforms, such as dispute resolution. COTI achieves a high transaction throughput by employing a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) of transactions known as the Cluster, as opposed to a blockchain. This idea is not new, and has been proven to improve performance. Typically, DAG based cryptocurrencies have been intended for large numbers of low valued transactions, possibly between machines such as IoT devices. Because COTI is designed to support day-to-day transactions between merchants and consumers, new algorithms have been introduced to drive the formation of the Cluster, and the approval of transactions. Fundamental to the new approach is the Trust Score, which is assigned to each user account based on its historical behavior, and which governs the approval of that account’s transactions within the network as well as the amount of any possible fees incurred.

Problems & Solutions

It has been long anticipated for cryptocurrencies to significantly alter the online payment landscape. To accomplish this, it is necessary for cryptocurrencies to be user friendly, convenient and highly scalable. Several blockchain based technologies have been created to tackle the challenges posed by attempting to provide high transaction throughput while remaining inexpensive, but these have been met with little success. Another challenge faced is the lack of trust between unknown parties, which leads to countless chargebacks and transaction cancellations. Moreover, merchants are often classified as ’high-risk’ or ’low-risk’ based on their association with a particular industry, rather than on their actual behaviour.

COTI, Currency Of The Internet, solves these challenges by using an innovative base-layer protocol in the form of a directed acyclic graph-based ledger, built from transactions connected through time, by harnessing trust-based algorithms. Trust should be based on a combination of the network participant‘s historical behaviour data and objective information about them. COTI takes this into consideration, calculating trust using a unique machine-learning algorithm. Trust is used in the Trustchain Algorithm to validate and confirm transactions faster. Trust chains grow as new transactions attach to two prior transactions which have similar degrees of trust as themselves. This results in an innovative consensus-based confirmation mechanism, where every user is incentivised to have a high level of trust while engaging in trust-building behaviour due to the benefits associated with having a high level of trust (i.e. faster confirmation times).

COTI has built mechanisms to monitor, detect and defend against possible attacks, ensuring network security. An example of such a mechanism is COTI’s Double Spend Prevention (DSP) Nodes. COTI also introduces novel protocols to address disputes that may arise when sending transactions, a much required feature which is not possible with other cryptocurrencies. Dispute resolution is achieved by the use of an Arbitration Service. This service takes advantage of the principles of game theory to ensure a fair outcome in the case of a dispute and votes to determine which of the two disputing parties is right.

Our vision of COTI is to empower users to freely exchange value as simply as information is exchanged on the Internet. To achieve this, we are developing the Trustchain Protocol based on a directed acyclic graph (DAG) distributed ledger, which creates a scalable blockless protocol that can be utilised by any industry that needs high throughput and trust to operate.

COTI is uniquely positioned to provide the infrastructure needed for industries requiring immense scalability, in addition to an arbitration mechanism to resolve disputes, fraud (e.g. double spending) and errors.

COTI also introduces a MultiDAG structure and high-performance smart contracts, which provide a multitude of tools for enterprises, merchants, governments, developers and stable coin issuers.

Features & Highlights

At the core of COTI’s infrastructure lies the Trustchain, a proprietary consensus algorithm based on machine learning, which dramatically decreases transaction costs and increases processing speed by assigning trust scores to transactions and clustering it in chains.

The Trustchain lies on a multi-DAG (directed acyclic graph) data structure, which works in tandem to drive up scalability, processing over 100,000 transactions per second (TPS). Our technology stands to revolutionize crypto adoption by becoming the base layer upon which future decentralized solutions are built.

  • One-click payment requests
    • Payment request is COTI’s unique solution for one-click payments, which can be embedded directly into merchant websites for easy checkout.
  • Arbitration service and buyer-seller protections
    • COTI has developed an Arbitration Service that offers dispute resolution through a decentralized collective of highly trusted network participants.
  • Node manager
    • COTI’s node manager enables anyone to join the network as a node operator and to run all types of nodes.
  • Privacy
    • Privacy is a standout for COTI, meaning transactions cannot be tracked back to a specific user, as a multi-address is implemented for each transaction by a one-way hash function.
  • Proof of Trust (PoT) consensus
    • COTI’s DAG-based decentralized ledger achieves scalability through its use of parallel source selection and Trust Scores. The higher a user’s Trust Score, the faster the confirmation time.
  • Fees
    • The COTI network uses a transparent and equitable fee model, which guarantees that all fees are distributed and balanced between network participants.
  • Trust Score Update Algorithm (TSUA)
    • Designed to efficiently collect data on user behaviour and to relay the information to decentralized Trust Score Nodes. Trust Scores are used by the Trustchain Algorithm to validate and confirm transactions faster.
  • MultiDAG
    • The COTI MultiDAG ecosystem is similar to Ethereum, as a common decentralized infrastructure is the basis for a multitude of tokens, smart contracts and one native coin for paying fees.
  • Smart contracts
    • COTI is introducing decentralized on-chain smart contracts for the DAG, which is a first of its kind. All smart contracts are recorded in the COTI MultiDAG Cluster and are verified several times by various Full Nodes before confirmation.
  • Stable coin framework
    • The COTI MultiDAG, together with COTI smart contracts and the possibility of multiple genesis transactions, allows for the creation of high-performance stable coins.

Token Allocation

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Token Utility & Use Cases

COTI coins are created during the network’s genesis transaction, which makes COTI a fixed-supply DAG-based cryptocurrency. Following the network’s inception, there is no possibility to create or destroy COTI tokens as there are no mining activities associated with the COTI network.

The total supply of COTI to be distributed during the launch of the main net is 2,000,000,000 COTI. COTI protocol-based applications have the ability to support additional types of tokens, although they are not considered COTI tokens and do not impact COTI token supply and demand.

The value of any commodity-type currency arises from its usage as a means of payment and exchange. The greater the utility, the more valuable and stable the currency will be. The COTI network offers a wide spectrum of possible payments and other applications. Payment usage contributes directly to COTI’s utility, while running COTI network infrastructure requires depositing a network fee in COTI and, in some cases, staking a sufficient amount of COTI.

  • White label payment network
    • Traditional payment systems cost consumers and merchants billions of dollars every year. Imagine a global payment network of users and merchants transacting freely with your own payment method, digital wallet, coin and more.
  • Remittance Technology
    • COTI developed a revolutionary remittance solution for the cross-border payments industry to make it more secure, efficient and low cost.
  • Loyalty Networks
    • COTI developed an end-to-end solution for building blockchain-based loyalty networks to increase profits and customer retention. Users will be rewarded with loyalty tokens added to their wallets, while businesses can create new revenue streams.
  • Stable coins
    • COTI is the world’s first platform optimized for creating price-stable coins. By issuing your own branded stable coin, you will regain full control over your money and data.
  • COTI Pay
    • COTI Pay, an off-the-shelf solution for SMEs, is the first internally developed application on the COTI platform to utilize a fiat-pegged stable coin. It targets both e-commerce and POS payments and is equipped to initially process over 100,000 TPS.

Team Members

  • Shahaf Bar-Geffen, CEO, Shahaf is the co-founder and former CEO of WEB3, a leading multinational digital marketing firm. Shahaf holds a BSc degree in biotech and economics from Tel Aviv University. Linkedin.

  • Dr. Nir Haloani, CTO, 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 14 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. Linkedin.

  • David Assaraf, COO, David previously served as the chief internal auditor at HSBC Israel and as an examiner in the credit risk unit of the Central Bank of Israel’s banking supervision department. Linkedin.

  • Yair Lavi, CFO, 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. Linkedin.

  • Guy Klajman, CRO, Guy has 15 years of key sales, business development and marketing experience with leading hi-tech companies in the FinTech, gaming, eHealth and blockchain/crypto spheres. Linkedin.

  • Efrat Bar-Lev, VP marketing, 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. Linkedin.

  • Samuel Falkon, VP business development, Samuel has vast experience in the digital currency and fintech industries. He has held previous roles in sales management and product development. Linkedin.

  • Niv Abramovich, VP product, Niv has a strong track record in the fields of marketing and advertising, with a focus on operations management, sales and payments in dynamic start-up environments. He was the previous product manager at Playtech, Safecharge and eToro. Linkedin.

  • Eli Hallufgil, Technology team leader, Eli previously headed up the developers team at TechChain Solutions. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Linkedin.

  • Anton Suslonov, Data scientist, Anton is an expert in blockchain technology, applied mathematics and data science. He’s a graduate of applied mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT). Linkedin.

  • 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. Linkedin.

  • Yoni Neeman, Software engineer, Yoni is a graduate in computer science from Tel Aviv University. He has previously held roles as a software engineer and full stack developer at a number of tech companies. Linkedin.

  • Yaniv Dadon, Software developer, Yaniv is a full stack developer with extensive experience developing web applications and marketing tools using advanced web technologies and frontend UI/UX solutions. He has previous development experience from various ad tech companies. Linkedin.

  • 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. Linkedin.

  • 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. Linkedin.

  • Yohai Agami, Software developer, Prior to COTI, Yohai had a string of experiences working as a software engineer in various fields for nine years. He also served in the technology unit of the Israeli army. Linkedin.

  • Shani Patael, Front end developer, Shani is a front end developer with experience in developing web applications using modern and advanced technologies with a special focus on UI/UX. Linkedin.

  • Kirill Chudinov, Software engineer, Kirill has worked at several hitech companies in e-commerce, e-learning and finance and is well versed in a variety of programming languages. Linkedin.

  • Tomer Armarnik, Software engineer, Tomer is an experienced software engineer from the telecommunications sector. He holds a B.Sc degree in electrical and electronic engineering and computer science from Tel Aviv University. Linkedin.

  • Alex Stoliar, Software developer, Alex has worked as a software engineer in the Telecom and drone industries. He is a B.Sc graduate in computer science from Ben Gurion University. Linkedin.

  • Tamar Drachli, Social, 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. Linkedin.

  • Anna Bocharov, Community, Anna is an asset to many departments at COTI, specifically in client support and community management roles. Anna is also involved in COTI’s daily social media management bounty project supervision. Linkedin.

  • Oriane Maire, Community, Oriane has numerous years of experience in customer support. She comes from a multicultural background that enables her to understand the nuances of client relations. Her highly skilled service orientation makes her a key member in moderating COTI's community activity. Linkedin.

  • Shani Assaraf, Project manager, Shani manages and coordinates projects across multiple departments at COTI. She has cumulative years of experience in the finance industry and capital markets. Shani holds a BA in psychology from the Open University. Linkedin.

  • Albert A. Levi, Community, Albert has a strong background as a customer support and compliance specialist. He has also worked as a technical and literature translator and editor for over 7 years. A multi-dimensional team player with various areas of expertise, he plays an important role in maintaining close customer-community relationships and moderation. Linkedin.

  • Yuval Ohayon, Controller, Yuval was a former senior associate in financial due diligence (FDD) at KPMG. He is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and business management. Linkedin.

  • Dr. Matt McBrady, Advisor, 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 Bain Capital and has worked with Janet Yellen in President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors. Matthew holds a Phd in business economics from Harvard University. Linkedin.

  • Steven Heilbron, Advisor, 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.

  • Greg Kidd, Advisor, 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. Linkedin.

  • Lindsey Maule, Advisor, Former head of cryptocurrency research at Precursor Ventures. Lindsey especially focuses on pre-ICO and ICO investments. Linkedin.

  • Stas Oskin, Advisor, Stas leads the technology strategy and partnerships effort for WINGS Foundation, a Swiss non-profit focused on decentralised finance and governance systems. Stas has over 15 years of extensive experience in engineering, blockchain, cloud services, and software development. Linkedin.

  • Sebastian Stupurac, Advisor, Sebastian is the co-founder of WINGS, a community engagement and smart contract facilitation platform operating on the DAPPS Ethereum blockchain. Linkedin.

  • Nimrod Lehavi, Advisor, Nimrod has over two decades of experience in Israel's startup sector. He is well respected for leading large-scale software projects that catalyze significant change, particularly in the FinTech and e-commerce industries. Linkedin.

  • Ran Neu-Ner, Advisor, Ran has been a part of the blockchain world since 2013 and has advised several projects. He is the founder of Onchain Capital, a crypto asset fund and advisory service. He also hosts the Crypto Trader Show, the world’s only televised crypto TV program for CNBC. Linkedin.

  • Dr. Zvi Gabay, Advisor, An expert in financial regulation and securities law, Zvi is a partner and the head of capital markets at Barnea & Co. Zvi previously served as the head of enforcement at the Israel Securities Authority and as a lawyer in the New York office of Skadden. Linkedin.

  • Prof. Martin Fochmann, Advisor, Martin is a professor for behavioral accounting, taxation and finance at the University of Cologne. He is also the CEO of the German Association for Experimental Economic Research. Martin taught business and finance courses at several universities, including the University of Cologne, University of Hannover and EBS University. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Würzburg and has won several prizes for his research. Linkedin.

  • Kevin O’Hara, Advisor, Kevin has a long history as a startup founder having founded and exited two very successful Australian startups to private equity. Kevin now works in the venture capital and private equity investment sector as the group CIO for Tulla Private Equity Group. Linkedin.

  • Dr. Stefan Hlawatsh, Advisor, 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, as well 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.

  • Dr. Stephan Wessel, Advisor, Stephan is the founding partner of Arcana Capital. He previously led the private equity efforts at two single-family offices, and held senior roles at Rianta Capital and Gaydoul Group. Linkedin.

Partnership Overview

  • The Altshuler Shaham Group is a leading Israeli firm in the field of asset management and insurance. Altshuler Shaham Group, founded in 1990 by Gilad Altshuler and Kalman Shaham, specialized in the management of investment portfolios, mutual funds, provident funds, pension funds and more. The Group provides a wide range of services to its institutional and private investors. Altshuler Shaham's creative, professional, and cautious approach, coupled with an innovative investment strategy, has established Altshuler Shaham as a leading asset management brand in the Israeli market.

  • Wave Financial offers early-stage investment, asset management and treasury management to further the growth of the crypto and digital asset ecosystem. The Wave team has worked with leading firms in blockchain, finance and technology as Ripple, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft...

  • Ormeus Coin is a new digital money system backed by a fully-audited industrial crypto-mining operation. Revenue from the mining farm is cryptographically tied to the Ormeus Reserve Vault (ORV) through proof of asset technology and self-executing Ethereum Blockchain smart contracts, (ERC20 compliant).

  • Phore Blockchain is an ambitious, community owned and governed, distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. Their mission is to establish, strengthen and grow a community-based digital asset (cryptocurrency) and Blockchain ecosystem that forms the foundation of free and/or low cost, sustainable, decentralized commerce on a global scale.

  • peaq is built on DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) Technology rather than blockchain. The peaq DAG is a smart-contract enabled Distributed Ledger Technology base-layer which retains the secure functionality and immense potential of blockchain technology while improving in areas such as scalability, transaction fees, quantum- resistance, energy consumption and ability to conduct micro and nano transactions.

  • EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. They develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on their promises to all of their stakeholders. In so doing, they play a critical role in building a better working world for their people, for their clients and for their communities.

  • SciDex is a decentralised MarketSpace which enables, simplifies and standardises the exchange of scientific data. The SciDex Protocol is a second layer protocol which facilitates transactions by transforming written contracts into smart contracts. It offers a tool to accurately and deeply analyze complex contracts across verticals. These verticals include insurance, banks and digital asset transactions. In addition, the SciDex Protocol determines underlying patterns that will help to create generic contracts that are easy to be read by both humans and machines. These generic contracts will be used to create secured and unforgeable smart contracts on the blockchain, whilst maintaining compliance standards such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • Advanced Blockchain AG is a German publicly listed Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) company. We focus on the design, development and deployment of blockchain solutions for corporates. Advanced Blockchain AG develop custom, tailor-made blockchain solutions as well as standard, off-the-shelf blockchain solutions designed to be easily adopted. Advanced Blockchain AG is one of a handful of publicly listed, fully regulated blockchain software development companies in the world, and one of the first of its kind in Europe.

  • ArQit, the world’s first global quantum key distribution network. The keys that the world uses today are mainly the public private key system. This form of key distribution will get hacked by quantum computers, which are around the corner. ArQit is fixing the key problem by using quantum key distribution. This uses the quantum properties of photons to create unique keys that can be shared between two parties in laser transmissions from a satellite. This is unhackable, but the world also needs to improve the lockbox. Many people, helpfully, are working on new algorithms, but no algorithm can ever be provably secure, a description that they CAN apply to QKD.

  • ironSource, originally founded by a team of developers building consumer applications, the ironSource founders realized just how difficult it is to turn apps into a business. So they built an extensive suite of tools to help app developers succeed, and quickly became the market leader in application monetization and distribution. Since then, the company has continued in the same vein, continually building comprehensive solutions that power the free-to-play economy.

  • WINGS is a blockchain platform that seeds and nurtures a community dedicated to the launching, backing and promotion of new projects proposals through a fluid organizational model referred to as a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). DAOs implement self-determining and independent organizational governance, management and operations using immutable blockchains and smart contracts execution.

  • WEB3 specializes in the planning and buying of digital media across a variety of channels. They partner with top tier brands as well as fast-growing companies to promote their online marketing efforts. Founded in Tel Aviv in 2006, WEB3 has grown into a dynamic, fifty employee operation that services international corporations, domestic companies and innovative start-ups. As pioneers in the Israeli online media industry, their group has contributed to local industry growth. WEB3 has played the part of both entrepreneur and investor, and is an early adopter of new technologies. This unique position enables them to provide their clients and partners deep industry knowledge and insights.

  • Global iD is the portable, private, secure identity for individual and group interactions. It allows individuals and groups to securely and privately manage all their permissions and money. Attestations about identity (rather than the underlying personally identifiable information) are placed on the blockchain for all to see and use. Global ID eliminates the need for silo based customer account systems, and the equally silo based approaches to compliance and risk management.

  • Bancor Protocol is a standard for the creation of Smart Tokens, cryptocurrencies with built-in convertibility directly through their smart contracts. Bancor utilizes an innovative token “Connector” method to enable formulaic price calculation and continuous liquidity for all compliant tokens, without needing to match two parties in an exchange. Smart Tokens interconnect to form token liquidity networks, allowing user-generated cryptocurrencies to thrive.

  • Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. provides integrated human resource services. It operates through the following business segments: HR Technology, Media & Solutions, and Staffing. HR Technology deals with overseas HR recruitment through the job search engine site "Indeed". Media & Solutions segment includes sales promotion and HR-related media. Staffing handles both domestic and overseas dispatch of personnel. The company was founded on March 31, 1960 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Competitors Overview

COTIIOTANANOOmiseGoEthereumVisa/MasterCard
Instant transactionsYesNoNoNoNoYes
Low costYesYesYesYesYesNo
Buyer-seller protectionsYesNoNoNoNoYes
Simple user interfaceYesYesNoNoNoYes
ComplianceYesNoNoNoNoYes
Fiat & crypto supportYesNoNoYesNoNo
Decentralized consensus mechanismYesYesNoNoYesNo

Additional Competitors

  • Ripple also called XRP coin is traded throughout many different cryptocurrency exchanges and is one of the top traded coins now. The Ripple network is an open payment network for digital currency as well as a holding company. Ripple aims to create and enable a global network of financial institutions and banks to use Ripple software to lower cost of international payments. Ripple calls this global network the "Internet of Value" and operates on the XRP ledger which is an open source product created by Ripple. Ripple allows a secured and cheap way to move money around in a very fast and cheap way for business and for people.

  • Stellar is an open-source, distributed payments infrastructure. It is a leapfrog technology that connects people, payment systems, and banks with a focus on the developing world. It lets you facilitate multi-currency and asset transactions quickly, reliably, and for a fraction of a penny by using a crypto-asset called Lumens (XLM) as a bridge.

  • PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

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