BTI began among associates who wanted to make a difference by cleaning up the space, as we became frustrated by the lack of progress in this area from leaders in the space. Adding to this, most media coverage gave blockchain a poor reputation with reports of manipulation, scams, or hacks coming out every other week.
Our team originally started with 4 core members with skills ranging from data science to high frequency trading, and web analytics. We have now grown to over 12 contributors who have helped shape our reports with their experience and inside knowledge of the industry. Our advisors include ethical market makers, high frequency traders, trade surveillance consultants, and retired C-level executives.
In development of the project including the new data site, BTI has been 100% funded by our original 4 founders as well as the proceeds from full exchange reports from token projects. We have not taken any funding from investors and have spent countless nights and weekends since our first report in August 2018 building out this project to what it is today.
All funds received from providing wash trade detection services, exchange reports for token projects, and from our Clean API will be cycled into future projects in order to promote the space in the best possible light and further adoption.
If you have a passion for promoting blockchain and would like to join our staff as either a writer, or researcher, please reach out to us as we have big plans for promoting the space in 2019.