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Hey everyone, I’m Nodar. I was born in 1990 in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2002.
I started getting interested in accounting so I joined an 'Academy of Finance' program available in my school. This gave me an opportunity to do an internship at one of the Big 4 accounting firms - Ernst & Young - while still in high-school.
In 2012, I graduated Fordham University with a Bachelor’s in Accounting & Finance. Throughout college I worked in the corporate tax department of another big accounting firm - BDO - and spent a semester studying international economics in the City University of London, UK.
Shortly after graduating, I decided to join a small budgeting and forecasting software company as a financial modeling analyst and essentially ended up taking charge of sales & marketing. I spent a lot of time working with both businesses and CPA firms.
I believe Ethereum is doing to finance what the internet did to the media: democratizing the creation of new financial instruments. I knew I wanted to contribute to this movement.
In August, I started writing DeFi Tutorials to highlight best opportunities & risks involved. I realized many end-users want to see live tests of someone actually using these DeFi tools before putting in their own money behind it - a sort of a 'test-drive'.
After getting some feedback, I hacked up DeFiStrategies.com which is a DeFi trading simulator - with no code using Glideapps. I stayed lean by using all available tools to get MVP out to early users asap and iterate from feedback - i think this is what our space is missing a lot of. Teams need to find market fits asap.
DeFi Strategies simulator lets end-users pick out which positions they want to open up. Some started thinking they would be able to execute strategies right from this app. Around the same time, I found out about Kyber's DeFi Hackathon and since i needed help with smart contracts I reached out for help on their discord.
Dipesh responded and given our accounting backgrounds, we immediately clicked. In 2017 Dipesh decided to make a big switch from Certified Public Accountanting. Today he is mentoring the same class he was learning from in Consensys Academy last year. We started working on DeFiZap.
DeFiZap is a system of smart contracts - Zaps - that deploys ETH (and soon DAI) across multiple DeFi protocols in one transaction. Get instant access to interesting opportunities in DeFi:
🚀Leveraged Liquidity Pooling and more coming soon as we keep observing the space and remixing new use cases while keeping education at the core of our approach.
DeFiZap doesn’t spread ETH across 'top 10 on coinmarketcap' - Zaps inject ETH into financial protocols built on top of Ethereum, furthering user adoption.
We’ve integrated ENS capabilities to allow users to access DeFi opportunities simply by sending ETH to human-readable addresses directly from their Ethereum wallet. Just input an address like “MKRUnipool.DeFiZap.eth”, tweak the gas limit to 1,500,000 and boom! You’re now MKR/ETH Pool Liquidity Provider on Uniswap.
In the future, we plan on further enhancing on-boarding experiences with a number of Venmo-like tools to make the process as friendly & digestible as possible. ⚡️🦄📈⛽️💸💱🤑⚡️
Since official launch on December 9, 2019:
💸3500+ ETH deployed into DeFi
🥰by 244 unique users
⚡️via 705 Zaps
❌2631 txs eliminated
🕑60.5 hours saved for end-users.
(as of Jan 7)
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