Nakamoto’s Den 2019 Battles Description
Battles: Mechanics & Procedures

Nakamoto’s Den will be hosting a Digital Startup Battle, which will feature eight Blockchain projects that have already developed at least a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Our second Battle, the Post-ICO Battle, will feature eight digital startup projects actively seeking investors. The participants in each category will face each other directly, answering questions to assess their viability and potential for success in front of a panel of experts.

Nakamoto’s Den offers free participation for all selected startups, which includes a free Booth and 1 free VIP ticket.

If you are a startup interested in participating in any of the two Battles, please submit one of the following forms. The Nakamoto’s Den team will shortly contact you regarding your application.

DIGITAL STARTUP Free Registration form
Post-ICO (funded) Battle

Nakamoto’s Den will have the first Post-ICO Battle in the world, which will feature eight successfully crowdfunded Blockchain projects. The participants will face each other directly, answering questions regarding the main aspects of their project with the aim to assess their viability and potential for success.

Rounds will consist of four questions asked by a host, with the participant having 70 seconds to answer. After this, the audience will vote for their favourite project through a simple and intuitive application on their smartphone or tablet. Through this application, attendees will also be able to ask questions and vote for their favourite questions to be answered by the three finalists.

The result of this Battle will be determined 100% of the audience’s vote. The final vote to determine who’s taking home the Nakamoto’s Den Crypto Crown will be cast live by the audience.


Digital Start-Up Battle

Nakamoto’s Den will also be hosting a Digital Start-Up Battle, which will feature eight successfully funded Blockchain projects that have also developed at least a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). The participants will face each other directly, answering questions regarding the main aspects of their project with the aim to assess their viability and potential for success. The rest of the rounds’ mechanics and voting system will be similar to those of the Post-ICO Battle.

Rounds will consist of four questions asked by a host, with the participant having 70 seconds to answer. After this, the audience will vote for their favourite project through a simple and intuitive application called Slido on their smartphone or tablet. Through this application, attendees will also be able to ask questions and vote for their favourite questions to be answered by the two finalists.

This Final Battle will only feature two finalists. On the final, each participant will have to answer to the highest-voted question in the application, and judges will ask direct questions before casting a score for the finalists.

Post-ICO (funded) Projects


Accepted Digital Startups

Battles Judges
CEO of PumaPay

Yoav Dror

Yoav Dror is the CEO of PumaPay, one of the biggest ICOs in 2018, which raised over $117 Million. With an MBA and over 20 years of experience in heading online high-volume and high-transaction companies, Yoav is now leading the team who develops PumaPay’s Blockchain-based PullPayment protocol, an innovative solution that enables merchants to easily accept cryptocurrency payments, without the hassles associated with other payment solutions.

Notable projects: 

Partner – Head of Regulatory at Harneys

Aki Corsoni-Husain

Aki Corsoni-Husain is a partner in the Cyprus office of international law firm Harneys. As the Head of Regulatory within the Global Tax and Regulatory department, Aki specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious financial services, anti-money laundering and information exchange law covering the BVI and the EU.
Additionally, Aki advises various regimes governing banks, investment firms, trust and fiduciary services providers and the insurance industry. Aki serves as a contributing editor to many publications, including British Virgin Islands Commercial Law, Bermuda Commercial Law and International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice.

Founder & CEO of Cointelligence

On Yavin

On Yavin is the founder and CEO at Cointelligence, a company that conducts data research and analysis for the crypto economy. On has extensive experience as a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, as well as more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry. On uses his deep, hands-on experience and knowledge of online marketing to create winning strategies for ICOs, crypto, and blockchain companies. Having earned the reputation of “crypto expert”, On continues to contribute to this industry in ways that advance cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies. On has a law degree (LLB) and is also a certified Advocate by the Israeli Bar Association.

Notable projects:   

Business Developer at Æternity Ventures

Luka Sucic

Luka is an entrepreneur that likes to build new, yet unexplored things. After a long stretch of startups he decided to turn hats and swapped it for a corporate career working for a major telecom in various roles from product and innovation to investment manager. Ended up in the blockchain space in 2012 out of pure curiosity and luck. He is helping æternity incubate startups and build the next generation of blockchain.

Notable projects: 

Partner at Herzog, Fox & Neeman

Roni Cohen Pavon

Roni is a partner of the Herzog, Fox & Ne’eman law office with a particular focus on cryptocurrency and financial services. He is a founding member of the HFN cryptocurrency practice and advises clients on all aspects their Initial Coin Offering (ICO), provision of services related to the blockchain industry, trading and operating a trading venue for cryptocurrencies and integrating cryptocurrencies as part of their existing business (i.e. as a payment method, as store credit, etc.). This includes, among many others, the correct structuring of the cryptocurrency to be issued by the client, regulatory aspects concerning the cryptocurrency offering in the various jurisdictions, selling restrictions under securities law, issues related to payments regulation, the applicability of financial regulation and anti-money laundering as well as know-your-costumer.

Roni is part of the practice’s core team and is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the various projects under the firm’s cryptocurrencies practice.


Blockchain Investor & Advisor

Mike Costache

Mike never liked being put in a box so he spent the last 20 years as an entrepreneur, investment banker, author, professor, speaker, angel investor and fundraiser for various charities.

Mike serves on the Advisory Board of Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), the first-ever tokenized closed-end fund dedicated to investments in blockchain assets. TaaS raised $7.6 million through its ICO in early 2017 and produced a 780% ROI within the first year. TaaS invested $10 million in 35 ICOs and is active with daily crypto trading.

During 2017 and 2018 Mike served the Managing Partner of KrowdMentor, a strategic investment and advisory firm and as CEO of d10e, a leading conference on decentralization with 23 global editions all over the world.

From 2011 to 2018, Mike was a member of Tech Coast Angels (TCA), a network of 330 angel investors in Southern California who invested $200 million in 400 deals and raised over $2 billion from VCs.

From 2006 to 2011, Mike was the founder & President of Leo & Leo, which represented brands such as Maserati, Segway, NetJets, PrivatSea, Sunseeker Yachts, NetSuite, Marsh, Orgil Greenhouses, Miss Universe, and Rockstar Energy Drink. Total sales amounted to €60 million.

From 2000 to 2006, Mike was the founder & CEO of Pioneer TeleCare, an e-commerce firm with revenues of $4 million. From 1998 to 2003, Mike was an Associate at WestPark Capital, The Interlink Group, Millennium Capital Partners.

Mike holds a degree in Economics from Pepperdine University, a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine’s School of Law and has completed the Program on Negotiations for Senior Executives at Harvard.

Born in Romania in 1977, Mike migrated to Israel in 1988 and in 1992 to the US. Mike was featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, CCTV, Business Week, Top Gear and numerous other media outlets.

Battling Project Representatives
Co-founder & CEO of Effect.AI

Chris Dawe

Chris is a driven entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in Business, Marketing, Sales and Project Management. As a co-founder of Effect.AI, Chris has added blockchain and cryptocurrency to an already impressive resume. In March of 2018, Effect.AI completed its massively successful Token Sale with over 5000 participants from 123 countries and raised just over 11 million euro, setting new standards in the process. In addition to his position as CEO of Effect.AI, Chris is spending time advising other Eurozone startups on ICO, STO and crowdfunding processes.

Notable project:   

CEO of Stasis (EURS)

Gregory Klumov

Gregory Klumov is the CEO and founder of STASIS, Malta-based financial tokenization platform and is one of the first stable coin projects to focus on the European market. Gregory traded and allocated institutional capital as a portfolio manager. Also, he was a UHNWI adviser on liquid alternatives asset class and an investment director at Matrix Advisors and SBD Global Fund. Before creating STASIS, Greg raised capital, prepared liquidity events for portfolio companies and advised several ICO projects.


CEO of WeiDex (WDX)

Tito Titov

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in web development and blockchain technology. Since the beginning of 2017 Tito is actively, reading, learning, coding and playing around in the blockchainverse. He has strong business development, communication and management skills. Public speaker and blockchain enthusiast.


Founder & CEO of YAIR

Florian Braeunig

Founder of YAIR and Chief Executive Officer
A fearless visionary and a persuasive personality, Flo has dared to dream big. He has brought together investment funds and team players to chase dreams such as an experimental island colony in Vanuatu and a charitable arts organisation in Berlin. Florian has always been ahead of his time until he came across blockchain and realised a way to bring his passions together with a single focus on the YAIR project.


Co-founder & CEO of WeBuy

Emil Guberman

Emil Guberman is the co-founder and CEO of WeBuy, a company that is creating the first on-demand advertising platform in the world. Emil has a proven track record as investor, founder and owner of a series of successful businesses. Successes include the EIG Group and private oil company, ASB Geo. Emil has foresight and a deep understanding of trends. He started one of the first web content companies in Israel in 1996 (Elonet). Emil is focusing on making blockchain ideology and technology accessible and profitable for all.


CEO & Creative Director of Fracture Labs

Stephen ‘Espion’ Arnold

Stephen is the CEO & creative director of Fracture Labs, currently in development on – a post-apocalyptic online survival game with salvageable cryptocurrency and a blockchain based digital economy, in partnership with
A videogame industry veteran of more than 11 years, Stephen has arranged partnerships with Decentraland, Warner Bros, Ubisoft, Sony and others, delivering the highest quality visuals and pushing the limits of game engine technology.


Register your project

There’s still space on our application list for more Battle contenders.

Does your company have what it takes to take home the Crypto Crown? If you think it does, register on the forms below!

Selected projects will receive a VIP ticket, and a free booth on our venue’s hall along with their battle slot.

DIGITAL STARTUP Free Registration form

If you have any questions regarding this page, our Battle dynamics, or the prizes awarded to Battle participants, contact us at [email protected]