Meet Yohai Agami, COTI’s software engineer
COTI’s 30+ people team is built from highly experienced individuals from IBM (Former head of research), Ripple (former CRO), Blackrock (Former CIO), Investec Bank (Former CEO), and Israeli elite army intelligence units. In this article series, we will be taking an up-close look at COTI’s R&D team. This time we sat with COTI’s software engineer, Yohai Agami.
Prior to COTI, Yohai had a string of experiences working as a software engineer for nine years in various fields. At COTI, Yohai was first tasked with characterizing the flow of the COTI base protocol and network, Full Nodes, seeds, COTI Servers, and Trust Score mechanisms.
“It’s exciting, interesting and challenging at once. It’s not everyday that you have the chance to build a network from ground zero, especially in the crypto sphere, which is still novel and fast-growing. It was challenging to dive into this new world, but the technology is worthwhile and inspiring,” said Agami.
Besides the ground work Yohai has been involved in since he first joined the research and development team, he also oversaw the COTI community pre-sale. He handled a great deal of the backend processes and monitored BTC and ETH transactions to ensure all contributions were successfully received.
“The community pre-sale came with a sharp learning curve because COTI wanted to provide users with the convenience of sending their contributions directly from an exchange as well, which was a bit of technical challenge”, explained Agami.
Funds coming from an exchange are known as internal transactions and are not automatically sent from the exchange. These types of transactions are continuously aggregated and sent as one bundle. The challenge arises on account of the difficulty of tracking nodes for specific internal transactions (i.e. the transaction of one user within the bundle). A number of third-party tools are needed to locate these transactions and manually unpack them.
Perpetual work was also completed towards launching the Trustchain AlphaNet, which was launched earlier this September. Yohai has been involved in implementing transaction structures, encryption and data transfer standards between servers and wallets. Next up is developing the Full Nodes, in addition to COTI’s central server. The central server is the gateway for new users, enabling them to recover their account should the need arise, which is a huge regulatory requirement for obtaining a distributed ledger technology (DLT) license.
“In one year’s time, COTI will launch a fully functional main net that will work smoothly and be useful for countless users. This will take COTI to the next level while continuing to grow and evolve the technology. I’m excited for what’s to come,” added Agami.