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Kattana— Telegram AMA — April 08

On Thursday, April 08, we had the pleasure to welcome to our Telegram chat:

Ilya Demydonok, CEO, and
Younes Hariss, CMO

We asked them questions about the development of Kattana.

Some sentences have been slightly edited for readability but the meaning has been conserved.


Kattana is a professional trading terminal. It enhances the trading experience by bridging the gap between users and all the existing cryptocurrency markets, DeFi or CeFi.

Kattana is deeply integrating into DeXe to give DeFi traders the most powerful trading experience imaginable. Kattana will be not just the Trading terminal of DeFi but the all-in-one solution for anything and everything in DeFi trading.

Kattana will use its native KTN token for fees within the platform. Holding a certain amount of KTN gives users free access to otherwise paid tiers of the platform.

Kattana has top-rate charting and TA instruments as well as portfolio management and aggregated news sources, to keep track of the market in general and help users keep track of their crypto assets.


Q — Ayeley Commodore-Mensah from GAINS: Let’s start by hearing a bit about you. What did you do before crypto and did you have any other previous venture in crypto?

A — Ilya from Kattana: My name is Ilya and I’m the CEO, to be real I’ve always been involved somehow with crypto but I’ve been involved in both the tech and marketing sides of crypto. After years of marketing crypto products, I know a winner when I see one and Kattana is a big winner. For example, at Keymano, I secured a partnership with Mastercard for our crypto debit card. And this was before crypto debit cards were mainstream. And, of course, I make sure to get my projects into all the top publications like Bloomberg, Forbes, etc.

And I’m joined with Younes our CMO.

A — Younes from Kattana: Hey guys, I’ve also been involved with crypto in particular, but I started my journey with trading, then had the opportunity to work in a cryptocurrency agency. That’s where I fell in love with marketing and crypto in general.

Q — Ayeley Commodore-M from GAINS: How many people are on the team?

A — Ilya from Kattana: There are 3 of us in the core team, and dozens of persons that are doing tech, marketing, and support things.

About Kattana

Q — Ayeley Commodore-M from GAINS: Interesting. What is Kattana about in a few simple sentences?

A — Ilya from Kattana: Kattana is basically THE trading terminal that will change how traders look at trading. If you are a trader in DeFi (And not only 😉 ), a serious trader, you need to have serious trading tools in one place. That’s Kattana.

Kattana has actually started its way with Cefi with a private trading terminal in late 2017, with a loyal group of traders that have been using it, but as we’ve seen the market shift more into the Defi space we’ve decided to bring our Cefi expertise to this niche too.

Q — Telegram user Tiyo Dogle: What is the purpose of your Kattana project? Why do you feel you need to launch this project?

A — Younes from Kattana: As we’ve mentioned numerous time before

We are a group of traders that really love the game of trading (If you can call it a game hehe)

We saw that high-quality trading terminals were missing in this Defi space, that’s why we’ve joined forces to make one

As simple as that 😅

Q — Ayeley Commodore-M from GAINS: How would the average trader interact with the Kattana trading terminal and how would it make his life easier?

A — Younes from Kattana: By simply providing everything a Cefi trader has been used to, to the DeFi scene. From limit orders to high-quality TA tools.

Q — Twitter user @meml1997: Kattana is a platform that provides innovative tools to traders. With this said, if a person is getting started in this world of trading, would it be possible for them to use Kattana without any problem? Or would you have any kind of guides for those new ones?

A — Younes from Kattana: Please remember that we are not magicians with magical wands, we don’t have the possibility to give people that don’t have any trading knowledge the possibility to know trading by magic. We will have educational materials to help every new user regarding the use of our platform.


Q — Ayeley Commodore-M from GAINS: What is the token use case and how does it capture the value of the ecosystem you’re building?

A — Ilya from Kattana: Many in our community have asked about the value and use of the KTN token. We will never engage in price speculation nor offer financial advice. Yet, we can explain Kattana’s tokenomics and how the use of the KTN token within our ecosystem affects its supply and demand in purely mathematical terms.

Kattana will use its native KTN token for fees within the platform. Additionally, holding a certain amount of KTN gives users free access to otherwise paid tiers of the platform. This creates our “deflationary utility” model of tokenomics, which simply means that the use of tokens within our platform creates deflationary pressure on the KTN token.


Q — Ayeley Commodore-M from GAINS: Did you raise funds so far? If so, how did you handle them? Are you planning to do any future raises?

A — Ilya from Kattana: $1.3M raised from well-known funds (as you can see in our medium article), we are also having an IDO tomorrow on to raise 200K.


Q — Twitter user @Afnanwahid3: No one can achieve anything valuable on their own. Please tell us about your current and future partnerships that will lead you to success in this highly cramped crypto space?

A — Younes from Kattana: We do believe in that at Kattana too, that’s why we have a long list of partnership announcements that will be available for the public after the sale (in addition of course to our biggest partnership with Dexe.Network that we have announced yesterday).

Business Development

Q — Ayeley Commodore-M from GAINS: What stage is the project at? And what should we look forward to in the coming months?

A — Younes from Kattana: Our number one priority is to have a high-quality trading terminal, that’s why we are working 24/7 on it.

Collecting feedback from well-known traders to have a product that people will enjoy using.

We are on track from what we’ve announced on our roadmap.

Q — Twitter user @Juker_989: How do you plan to spread awareness about your project in different countries/regions, where English is not spoken well like in Asia which has a large population and has the potential to be your users?

A — Ilya from Kattana: Yes indeed, we are planning to welcome as many non-English speaking countries as possible. We already have some partnership announcements that will roll out in the near future regarding that, so please stay tuned.

Q — Telegram user 👽 Crypto Jiren 👽: I read in your roadmap that you have a Telegram widget for signals planned, can you tell us a bit about this, when will it be available, who will give the signals?

A — Ilya from Kattana: It will be released with the next updates. it broadcasts signals from closed paid trading telegram channels.

It was a pleasure having you in our group today, Ilya, Younes. We will be following your progress keenly. Wishing you the very best in the IDO tomorrow. Anything else you’d like to say? Where can we follow you to stay updated? — Ayeley Commodore-M

Thanks a lot! It was really a non-standard AMA. I really enjoyed it. — Younes from Kattana

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