Cartesian Network

The free-discussion social network on the Blockchain with its own native prediction market and more.
Thoughts unleashed.

how Cartesian Network was born

The Problem

At Cartesian Network, we aim to solve a growing problem affecting college campuses around the United States, Europe, the Middle East and beyond: the lack of an environment of free expression and representation of thoughts, ideas and beliefs.

The following statistics are based on the 2017 Gallop-Knight Foundation survey of US college students on their views on Freedom of Speech and the First Amendment. This statistic builds on a study conducted earlier in 2016 by the same foundation.

60% increasingly agree that social media can stifle free expression.

61% believe that the climate on their campus prevents some students from expressing their views.

70% would prefer openness to inclusivity on campus even if it includes some offensive speech.

“Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”

― John Milton , Areopagitica

Providing a platform for free debate and expression.

Our Solution

We are creating an anonymous and secure community referendum network through the power of blockchain that enables anyone in the community to ask, share and debate issues that are central to that community freely on our platform. Every time a user poses a question, we poll the opinions on everyone in the community to give a representative view of what they think. The voting happens securely and anonymously, so that every member is able to share their unbiased opinion of the issue at hand.

Monetary Incentive to Participate

Cartesian Network will allocate 20 percent of the total supply of Cartesian Tokens to reward users for the work that they do on the platform through Proof of Thought. Individuals who participate in the Referenda and provide useful evidence and questions to further the discussions will be rewarded in Cartesian Tokens.

ID Verification

Each profile has to be verified with a college email to make sure that the person actually is a part of the community. This would also help us ensure that people cannot abuse the system by making multiple accounts. We will not be storing user data that could disincentivise users from using our platform.

Prediction Market

As a second stage in the network development will come a prediction market for each referendum. We will be using a modified version of the LMSR Automated Market Maker as our model. The prediction market will be built completely on the blockchain, so that anyone in the world who wants to, can choose to participate in predicting the outcome of a certain event.

Anonymity

Users will be able to ask questions and vote on other users' questions anonymously. Our goal is to implement our system on the Blockchain so as to not rely on a centralized database to track users' actions. This way, users' activity on Cartesian Network can be truly anonymous as it would be stored in decentralized way on a distributed ledger.

Our plan for the road ahead

Roadmap

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Q1 2019

Initial Funding/Recruiting round: Cartesian Network does an equity round to finance the start of its official operations - developers and other personnel are hired and the marketing campaign begins


Q2 2019

The official alpha version of Cartesian Network is released to students communities in a limited number of colleges, starting with Harvard University (US), Cambridge University (UK), and Mannheim University (GER) for testing, bug bounty and to build the discussion platform's first user-base

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Q3 & Q4 2019

The Homomorphic Voting system will get implemented on the platform for improved user anonymity. Integration with Hyperledger for added transparency and security of votes and referendum results


Q1 2020

A Mobile App of the platform for Android and IOS will be developed and made available.

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The people behind cartesian

Our core team

Rangel Milushev

Co-Founder & CEO

Rangel Milushev


Co-Founder & CEO


A.B Candidate in Computer Science at Harvard University; Tech-background, Algorithmic Design, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, UI and Web Design, Blockchain Architecture; Former Researcher in Harvard University; Former Teaching Fellow for the Harvard University Computer Science course “CS50”

Kaan Armağan

Co-Founder & CFO

Kaan Armağan


Co-Founder & CFO


A.B. Candidate in Economics at Harvard University; Background: Behavioral Economics, Data Analysis, Game Theory, Finance, Blockchain Architecture; Former Researcher in Harvard Business School’s Behavioral Research Labs; Former Summer Financial Analyst in BNP Paribas’ Corporate Investment Banking Department; Co-Founder of Crimson Analytics

Vladislav Gotsev

COO

Vladislav Gotsev


Founding Partner & COO


B.Sc. Candidate in Applied Mathematics at Mannheim University; Finance, Data Analysis, Operations, Risk Monitoring; Former Equity Analyst at MVS Research; Former Summer Financial Analyst at Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria (Due Diligence, Credit, Risk); Former Summer Financial Analyst at Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (Bonds valuation, Risk, Credit)

Grigori Matein

Chief Research Officer

Grigori Matein


Founding Partner & CPO


B.A in Natural Sciences & M.Sc Candidate in Physics at Cambridge University; Amalendu Dev Prize for best research review entitled "Quantum Algorithms" in 2018. Specializes in Algorithms and Quantum Computing Former Intern at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore, Masters Thesis in Computational Neuroscience at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Ekin Ersanli

Legal Consultant

Ekin Ersanli


Legal Consultant


Cambridge University, LLM; Specialized in corporate finance law, international banks and credit institutions, syndicated finance, initial public offerings, bond issuance in United Kingdom, Turkey and overseas stock markets; significant experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, especially in retail, pharmaceutical, infrastructure and energy sectors; active in the legal counseling of public companies for their ongoing disclosure and compliance requirements

Elias Tuomaala

Data Scientist

Elias Tuomaala


Data Scientist


A.B Candidate in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University; Advanced Computational Modeling, Data Science, Bayesian Statistics, AI & Algorithmic Research; A Fulbright Grantee and UWC Davis Scholar at Harvard University; Assistant Economist at Cambridge Econometrics; Interned at the Harvard Kennedy School research center, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), in New Delhi, India;

Yourself

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Open Positions


Join our team!
Open positions for highly motivated Marketers, Blockchain Architects, Front-end and/or Back-end Developers looking to make a difference! Email your CV to careers@cartesian.network.

Advisors

Ömer Yenidoğan

Investment Advisor

Ömer Yenidoğan


Investment Advisor


Head of Corporate Investment Banking and Assistant General Manager of the bank BNP-Paribas’ Turkish subsidiary, TEB; More than 20 years of investment and strategy experience; Fields of expertise: Business Strategy, Asset Management, Investment Banking, Strategic Planning.

David Parkes, PhD

Computational Economics Advisor

David Parkes, PhD


Comp. Economics Advisor


George F. Colony Professor of Computer Science at Harvard university; Founder of the EconCS research group; Co-director of the Harvard University Data Science Initiative; Co-chair of the FAS Masters in Data Science and the Harvard Business Analytics Program; Area Dean for Computer Science, 2013-2017; Fellow of AAAI, Fellow of the ACM; 2017 ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award;

Paul Bottino, J.D.

Strategy Advisor

Paul Bottino, J.D.


Strategy Advisor


Director of The Harvard College Innovation Challenge and the Innovation Fellows Program; An award-winning lecturer, mentor and creator of innovation and entrepreneurship programs, courses, resources and tools at Harvard University.

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