CoinFi is available on Kucoin!
CoinFi available on Kucoin!
- Token Unlock
- Kucoin Listing
- Public Beta Launch
|Total Token Supply||~300,000,000|
|Hard Cap On Raise||$15M USD|
|Airdrop Amount||500 COFI|
CoinFi is the first decentralized market intelligence platform for crypto. It all starts with the CoinFi token.
Being a CoinFi token holder gives you access to CoinFi's cutting edge crypto financial intelligence through two primary channels: 1) financial media and 2) trading technology.
Cryptocurrency Financial Media
Research, Analysis, & Market Moving News
The media side of CoinFi's platform offers crypto research, analysis, and market moving news, overlaid on top of real-time price charts.
While crypto research, analysis, and news already exists on the internet, there is still no single canonical source that surfaces all of the relevant market intelligence a crypto trader needs to stay on top of the markets, the same way a Bloomberg Terminal does for equities traders.
Fundamental value exists in digging below the surface. Not every investor has the time to scroll through Twitter, Reddit, forums, Slack/Telegram groups, Google, etc. in order to uncover hidden threads that may be relevant for trading. Diving deep often reveals valuable information to investors and traders, but is a time consuming activity.
Our technology systems aggregate this information and our in-house editorial team curates and filters the incoming news articles to ensure only the most important items are shown for optimum signal-to-noise ratio, saving you time and energy on research.
In addition, community analysts who uncover and publish useful information vetted by CoinFi’s crowdsourced fact-checking system and in-house moderation team are rewarded by the CoinFi ecosystem via tokens.
Signals, Algorithms, & Bots
The technology side of CoinFi’s platform brings Wall Street caliber tools to the crypto market, and makes them available to the everyday crypto investor.
At the moment there are only a very limited range of signals and tools available in the crypto market. In fact, CoinFi’s very first trading signal was created when co-founder Timothy Tam started trading crypto on the side and realized he didn’t have access to any of the tools he used as hedge fund manager.
CoinFi's technology platform offers trading signals, trading algorithms, automated trading bots and data feeds. The platform includes in-house tools developed by ex-Wall Street technologists, as well as a marketplace that provides access to crowdsourced trading signals. Users who contribute their trading signals will receive CoinFi tokens commensurate to the community's assessment of their value.
Watch the videos to see some examples of trading signals that CoinFi has developed.
Access to the token unlocks 3 tiers of access to the CoinFi market intelligence platform:
User stakes 10k COFI tokens.*
Requiring tokens remain staked helps reward token holders and reduces price volatility.
- Market moving news feed
- Most research & analysis
- Basic trading signals
- Advanced portfolio management tools
User pays subscription fee in COFI tokens and also stakes for Basic Access.All features in Basic, plus:
- Premium research & analysis
- Real time alerts via email, SMS, and push notifications
- Algorithms (e.g. best execution price)
- Sentiment analysis
- Advanced data feeds
Auction Exclusive Access
Auction bids require COFI tokens.
Certain platform features have decaying value as the number of users with access increases. To preserve the value of these features, access will be granted on an auction basis to determine the market price.
- Advanced trading signals
- Arbitrage bot
- More to come!
In addition to these paid tiers, there will be a free tier.
Any user can always access the basic CoinFi financial media platform.
In order to build a following and gain traction in the space, we will always offer the basic financial media platform functionality for free to the cryptocurrency community. Similar to Google Finance or Yahoo Finance, this level of access provides news stories overlaid on top of basic interactive price charts for all the major altcoins, along with a basic portfolio management tool.
Community Contributors Unlocking The Wisdom Of The Crowd
On the other side of the coin - no pun intended – CoinFi has a community of contributors who get rewarded for their work via CoinFi tokens. These community members provide the crowdsourced intelligence that helps power the CoinFi platform.
On the media side, contributors are incentivized to provide research, analysis, real time news tips, as well as fact checking services.
On the technology side, contributors provide trading signals, access to which is auctioned off in the CoinFi Marketplace.
How does the CoinFi platform ensure rewards are distributed fairly and quality is maintained?
Any content provided by a contributor, whether it’s research, analysis, a news tip, or a trading signal – is run through several layers of filtering to ensure that users can access the wisdom of the crowds while avoiding the noise.
Crowdsourced Fact Checking
First, there is a crowdsourced fact checking and peer review layer to ensure that all contributor content is vetted by the community.
In-house Moderation & Editorial Team
CoinFi’s in-house team of moderators acts as the final filtering layer in the ecosystem. They monitor the platform for bad actors, fraud, and attempts to game the system for token rewards.
The end result is a platform that surfaces high level research and analysis, timely market-moving news, and incentivizes the development of cutting edge trading tools that are a critical part of the workflow of every trader, fund manager, and crypto investor.
All users in the CoinFi ecosystem also have the ability to vote and downvote. Furthermore, each user has their identity verified through the blockchain to prevent Sybil attacks (otherwise known as sock puppets); they are also assigned a trust score based on their past actions on the platform.
CoinFi’s trust score algorithm processes this information to help surface quality content, while pushing down and rejecting false information.
Automated quality assurance filters include:
- Identity verification via blockchain
- Spam blacklist
- Spelling and grammar checks
- Machine learning spam detection algorithms
10+ years in equities trading and hedge funds. Started his career in Goldman Sachs Asia, before working as a senior trader in two Asia hedge funds each with $1+ billion assets under management. In his last role he was cofounder of an Asia Long Short Hedge Fund that specialized in event trading.
Master's in Computer Science from Boston University. Early Bitcoin investor, founded a Chinese Bitcoin exchange; previously at MIT Lincoln Labs, OkCupidLabs, and Lime Brokerage. 8+ years of professional experience developing web applications serving 10M+ users as well as writing black box equity trading algorithms.
Holds a Juris Doctor from UAlberta Law. 7+ years of experience as a growth hacker in media startups as well as developing multiple web properties that have cumulatively grown from zero to 10M+ pageviews. Cofounder of a keyword intelligence platform for digital marketers, acquired in 2016.
Laplie AndersonLead Engineer
Bachelor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT. Experience at IBM and Lime Brokerage; served as lead developer / financial systems architect managing an engineering team that built low latency trading platforms at OpenBondX and Lime Brokerage. Expert in the design and architecture of trading systems.
Duc TranResearch Analyst
Master's from Princeton University. Experienced research analyst who has deep consulting experience in the financial services industry investigating the impact of fiscal and government policy on market movements. Experienced with statistical methods using STATA, R, and Excel.
Jon MyersProduct and Design
Founder of 5+ startups, combining a mix of psychology, economics, and business strategy to leverage product design and turn it into economic value. Advisor for multiple successful ICOs including Astronaut Capital and SelfKey.
Glen ThomsonDirector of Operations
Seasoned entrepreneur with successful exit, founder and CEO of search engine optimization agency CiteWorks, avid early-stage cryptocurrency investor, award winning photographer.
Dominic WellsDirector of Content
Online business owner since 2012, achieved over $1 million dollars in revenue for 2017 with 20+ staff members distributed globally, featured multiple times on Entrepreneur.com, conference speaker for digital entrepreneurs.
Nav AulakhCommunity Manager
Programmatic digital media planner who moved client side, helping tech SaaS startups with community management and marketing. Experienced crypto investor with a background in Mathematical Risk Management (BSc) and Financial Engineering (MSc).
David DanzeiserPPC Marketing Manager
Paid Marketing Manager at Thrive Themes, a leading WordPress theme development provider focused on conversion optimization; regularly handles six figure pay-per-click campaigns and expert at driving Facebook community engagement.
Sam PeaceyFullstack Web Engineer
Alex LascusCommunity Support
Internet marketing expert with over 5 years experience in Advertising and Community Management. Passionate about anything that’s related to social media and cryptocurrencies.
Elliot SommersCommunity Support
Senior majoring in Management Information Systems at the University of Northwestern - St. Paul. Background in corporate IT support and technical consulting. Early blockchain investor and active day trader.
Tanushree JainCommunity Support
Experienced Customer Relationship Manager and Researcher with an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Bentley University, MA. Passionate about new technology, transitioned from a background in Biotechnology (MSc) to cryptocurrency.
Experienced angel and blockchain investor, serving as director of the Qlink Foundation. Advisor for Bluzelle, SelfKey, TheKey. Partner of VC firm specializing in tech investments in China. Successful entrepreneur who founded and grew WebVisions, a cloud hosting company, to 200+ employees and 26k+ customers.
Ex-Goldman Sachs, Lazard, & Highland Capital investment banker; principal investor in charge of deploying over $300M of capital; currently General Partner at Wired Investors in charge of the Digital Asset & Crypto Private Equity Strategy. Strategic advisor for many successful ICOs including Polymath and Vyral.
Blockchain investor and founder of Block Republic, investing community providing research, education, tools, and industry connections for cryptocurrency investors and founders, which runs one of the first crypto job boards. Previously founder and CEO of Digital Engine, a rapid prototyping software development studio in San Francisco.
Blockchain investor and founder of a global private syndicate investing in top ICOs. Marketing Strategy Advisor for SelfKey. Online business owner, digital marketing strategist and Facebook ads specialist, having done 7-figures in revenue and over 30,000 customers from all over the world for his information and software business.
Committee member of the Association of Corporate Counsel's Blockchain Advisory Board. 10+ years of legal experience in M&A, corporate & securities law and private equity fund formation. Currently Head of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer for a global asset management company managing US$23B+ in the Asia Pacific region. Advises ICOs on operational, structuring, legal, & regulatory compliance.
Graduate of Harvard with 12+ years legal experience in New York and Asia. Advised Wall Street firms on M&A, US & HK Corporate and Securities Law. Erika was the Head of Legal, Corporate Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer for Pine River Capital, a $11 Billion USD hedge fund.
Data Science Manager at Schibsted Media Group, 8+ years of experience currently leading a group of 7 data scientists to create business value from data. Previously a management consultant at BearingPoint as well as cofounder of Codeus Artificial Intelligence. Experienced crypto trader who runs ICO Whitelists.
Entrepreneur, investor, international speaker with successful 7 figure exits. Nate has been an early mover in the crypto space, is passionate about decentralization technologies, distributed teams, finance, and yoga. Nate also manages a self funded 7 figure crypto portfolio.
Integrated communications professional with 10 years of experience leading earned media campaigns for Virgin, E*TRADE, B2R Finance, Citi, and Investing.com. Managed $1M+ digital strategies for NYC / Silicon Valley startups. Master's from Northwestern University.
Distribution Hacker in Residence at 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley seed fund that was an early stage investor in companies like Twilio, Credit Karma, and Grab. Previously, lead growth marketer at 42Floors. Currently running Clearscope, a content performance optimization SaaS product.
Graduate of Harvard Business School and has worked as a Senior Product Manager in General Assembly, an education startup that has raised a total of $120M. Currently at Two Sigma, a $51 billion investment firm that makes decisions based on data science.
Previously the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) manager at Paypal and AirBnB and is the founder of ClickMinded, a marketing education firm; responsible for driving exponential organic growth in online traffic for several multinational corporations.
CPA with 9+ years experience providing accounting, tax, financial management, and investment advisory services to private investment vehicles and high net worth individuals. Founder of XLConsulting which specializes in accounting, tax, and financial management services to established crypto companies, start-ups, and investors.
- News and content aggregation overlaid on price charts per cryptocurrency
- Obtain minute-level historical price data and market data feeds for cryptocurrencies
- Develop editorial procedures, begin in-house compilation of news aggregation on existing cryptocurrencies
- Search and filter functionality
- User authentication and authorization
- Social functionality including upvote/downvote and sharing
- Prototype of machine learning algorithms for content classification, quality assurance, and fraud detection
- Public beta of platform released
- Custom cryptocurrency portfolio dashboard
- Custom newsfeed / watchlist
- Custom email subscriptions for specific cryptocurrency newsfeeds
- Allow users to follow others’ portfolios
- Initial beta versions of trading signals (see below)
- Accept staked tokens for advanced functionality and premium subscriptions
- Sentiment analysis of real-time news data per cryptocurrency
- Accept community content contributions
- Abnormal volatility detection
- Abnormal price movement detection
- Abnormal volume detection
- Increased social mention detection
- Best price exchange identification
- Best currency pair identification
- Source code release detection
- Launch premium subscription for trading signals
- Accept community contributed trading signals
- VWAP (Volume Weighted Average Price)
- TWAP (Time Weighted Average Price)
- BWAP (Block Weighted Average Price)
- % of Volume
- Target Close
- Implementation Shortfall
- Launch premium subscription for trading algorithms
- Accept community contributed trading algorithms
- Develop auction platform
- Private auctions
- Dutch auction
- Reverse auction
- Build ability to leave reviews on vendor quality
- Escrow service for auction payment
- Platform architecture for custom signals
- UI/UX for developing custom signals
- Drag and drop functionality to combine signals
- Custom alerting
Hedge Fund Caliber Trading Signals
Access to both in-house proprietary and crowdsourced trading signals built using proven hedge fund models that give traders an edge in capturing alpha.Read More
Real Time Informational Advantage
Crowdsourced real time alerts on curated, relevant, market moving news and events tailored to individual traders to help them generate better trade ideas.Read More
Trading Algorithms Built With Wall Street Tech
Algorithms designed by Wall Street professionals using statistical arbitrage modeling and other advanced techniques to guarantee that traders always get "best execution" price.Read More
Decentralization of Wall Street
Stop Wall Street centralization and join a token economy that intelligently leverages the wisdom of the crowd to provide news, research, analysis, financial models, and trading signals.Read More
Hedge Fund Caliber Trading Signals
Market inputs such as price, volume, social signals, and news, will be fed into in-house and user contributed models that are overlaid with machine learning algorithms to output intelligent trading signals.
These signals can generate real-time alerts via SMS, email, push notifications, or API webhooks to notify traders about changes in market conditions.
Traders who use these signals to detect abnormal market movements can act quickly to capitalize on the information to capture alpha with winning trades.
Identify Whale Price Manipulation
Using the same quantitative models that many high frequency hedge funds use in the equities markets, CoinFi can easily detect market manipulation and abnormal price action caused by whales.Learn More
Detect Coins That Are About To Moon
CoinFi's algorithms take inputs such as price, volume, volatility and run them through battle tested Wall Street derived black box quantitative and statistical models that give early warning for impending abnormal price movements.Learn More
Real Time Informational Advantage
Right now trying to find urgent trading news, alerts and abnormal price movements is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Information is distributed on multiple channels such as Slack, Telegram, Twitter, Reddit, etc.There is no quick or easy way to answer daily recurring questions from traders such as:
- What are the coins in the last 24 hours that have abnormal price and volume?
- What is the historical market moving news for this coin so I can get up to speed?
- Where are the high quality research thought pieces on this particular coin?
The CoinFi database will enable users to monitor and analyze real-time crypto market news in ways that are currently impossible with existing tools. Crowdsourcing and machine learning algorithms surface the highest quality and most relevant financial analysis.
Find Me All The Relevant News That Caused NEO To Moon
Quickly get up to speed with any coin’s history with relevant news stories strategically curated via machine learning, overlaid on historical price data.Coming Soon
Display All The In-depth Research Pieces About OmiseGo (OMG)
Easily uncover high quality financial analysis generated by thought leaders to gain insights that allow traders to quickly get up-to-speed on a new coin.Coming Soon
Trading Algorithms Built With Wall Street Technology
CoinFi algorithms designed by Wall Street professionals use statistical arbitrage modeling to guarantee that traders always get "best execution" price.
"Best execution" price includes buying on the cheapest exchange and/or currency pair in addition to protective measures against other traders from placing orders ahead of you.
CoinFi internal modeling shows an average savings of 0.5% per trade - for traders that place an average of 1 trade per day, that adds up to an additional ROI of 182% a year.
Cloak Your Trading And Minimize Frontrunning
CoinFi is porting the same trading algorithms hedge fund managers use such as VWAP, Sniper, Iceberg, Implementation Shortfall, and Inline to cloak and enhance your trading behavior to give you order execution advantages.Coming Soon
Consistently Identify The Best Priced Exchange
Quickly and effortlessly determine which exchange can give you the "best execution" price taking into account currency pair pricing, volatility, and liquidity to squeeze out additional profits that would otherwise get left on the table.Coming Soon
Decentralizing Wall Street
Right now only the elites paying hundreds of thousands a year have access to Goldman Sach’s stock research reports and proprietary trading models and secret algorithms. With Wall Street rapidly moving into the cryptocurrency space, it’s more imperative than ever that a decentralized platform exists which shares news, signals, financial models, trading signals and algorithms with the entire community.
The CoinFi token economy is a sustainable ecosystem that incentives researchers, analysts, curators, and coders to contribute. It is designed to intelligently rewards users on the quality of their contributions.
Scientific evidence consistently proves that a crowd of intelligent investors offer more insights and make better predictions. The CoinFi token empowers these crowds. Join us and we can make better predictions than the Goldman Sachs analyst making $1 million USD a year.
Incentivize Exposure of Bad Actors
Investigative members of the community can earn both financial and social rewards on CoinFi for performing due diligence into "shitcoins" and exposing bad actors within the crypto ecosystem.
Deep and Wide Altcoin Coverage
CoinFi has the incentive structure to encourage more research and publications on up-and-coming altcoins which may not receive mainstream coverage due to the lack of market size.
As an independent platform, CoinFi supports a wider diversity of opinion; currently many financial journalists are incentivised to publish only positive research which disservices the industry.
Inclusivity and the Wisdom of the Crowds
With a strong community, CoinFi can leverage the crowds and rally technologists to collaborate and build better trading technology than Wall Street, enabling access for everyone.
The CoinFi token (COFI) will be a ERC-20 compatible token built on top of the Ethereum blockchain, defined by an open source smart contract, and used for transactions on the CoinFi platform.
Lock and Stake To Obtain Premium Functionality
Users will have to lock and stake the CoinFi token in order to obtain access to advanced functionality on the CoinFi platform such as customizable news feeds, dashboards, alerts and premium trading signals and algorithms.
Staking encourages long term holding of the token, thus reducing speculation and price volatility.
Compensation For Community Content Contributions
Crowdsourced content providers receive COFI based on the quality of their contributed material determined by metrics measuring the popularity of a piece of content. Further details are available on the white paper.
Compensation for the seeding of content from early adopters will come from the CoinFi Foundation which will retain 20% of the tokens at genesis for distribution to community contributors.
Act as Unit of Value in Auctions of Exclusive Content
Highly exclusive content whose value decays once accessed will require an auction mechanism to restrict distribution and determine the market price for that content.
These auctions will only accept COFI as the unit of bidding to ensure that CoinFi community members have privileged access to this type of valuable content.
Long Term Value Accretion In The Token Ecosystem
The cost to crowdsource the content is lower than the accumulated price users are willing to pay for the content as measured in COFI. As a result, the buy-side demand for COFI (users who require COFI to access the content) will exceed the sell-side demand for COFI (content contributors who receive COFI in exchange for premium content), thus creating long term demand for the CoinFi token.
The distribution of CoinFi tokens will be as follows:
- 16.7% is raised in a presale to early investors.
- 33.3% is raised in a public token sale with the funds raised allocated to the company for the development of the product.
- 30% retained by company shareholders.
- 20% retained by the CoinFi Foundation to incentivize partners and early adopters of the product.
Use Of Funds
The following is a projected use of the funds raised:
- 40% for the continued development of the platform.
- 20% for general staffing.
- 20% for sales and marketing costs.
- 10% for legal and compliance costs.
- 10% for operational expenses.