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General Purpose Public Blockchain for Business

No Native Cryptocurrency

Using programmable fiat-pegged stable tokens (e.g. USD, EUR, CNY) as base currencies


To overcome the shortcomings of current public blockchains, we developed a more reasonable and fair consensus algorithm, Proof-of-Transaction (PoT)

General Financial Platform

Smart contract based blockchain system designed for enterprise uses


Using a volatile native crypto-currency causes a great hindrance in running a business.
YOSEMITE resolves that problem by using tokens that have their values pegged to government-approved fiat money

YOSEMITE's unique Proof-of-Transaction consensus algorithm,
which allows only the direct contributors to the blockchain to create blocks and get rewarded, can address the
fundamental problems in PoW, PoS consensus algorithms and sustain a fair and reasonable operation.

Finally, governments and companies globally have a capable underlying system to utilize the advantages of
blockchain and conduct sustainable policies and businesses


No Native Cryptocurrency

New method of public blockchain design that avoids issuing native cryptocurrency minted by the blockchain itself. There is no single distinguished built-in native token, only user-created tokens are issued and circulated on the YOSEMITE blockchain. In other smart contract based blockchains like Ethereum and EOS, custom tokens implemented as smart contracts are totally separate from the native cryptocurrency (ETH, EOS) used for executing blockchain transactions. In contrast, YOSEMITE blockchain lets any custom user token conforming to the YOSEMITE Standard Token interface become a Transaction Fee Token just as a native cryptocurrency can in other blockchain systems.

YOSEMITE Standard Token Model

The YOSEMITE blockchain provides a unique YOSEMITE Standard Token model. Every account created can mint a YOSEMITE Standard Token and inherently run standard token operations natively supported at the blockchain core level. Interoperability among the tokens on the YOSEMITE blockchain is enforced and guaranteed by the blockchain core system.

Fiat-Pegged Stable Tokens, Asset-Backed Security Tokens

User-created fiat-pegged stable tokens (e.g. USD tokens backed by an equivalent amount of USD held in reserve) issued by trusted entities (e.g. enterprises, financial institutions, governments) are selected as the transaction fee tokens. Asset-backed security tokens (e.g. company shares, gold backed tokens, ...) can be also issued and traded through on-chain token exchange using fiat-pegged stable tokens as base currencies.

Transaction Fee Tokens Selected from User-Created Tokens

Among the user-issued tokens, the elected block producers can select some tokens to be used for blockchain transaction fee payment, whereas typically a pre-built native cryptocurrency is used in other blockchain systems. Whenever any blockchain transaction is executed on the YOSEMITE blockchain, the block-producer-designated transaction fee tokens are collected as a transaction fee from users.

Proof-of-Transaction (PoT) Consensus Mechanism

The block producers of the YOSEMITE blockchain are elected by a unique consensus mechanism designed by YOSEMITE: Proof-of-Transaction (PoT) using Transaction-as-a-Vote (TaaV). The block producers are continuously elected and evicted by the transparent and fair vote index, the proof of generating meaningful transactions. The PoT mechanism incentivizes the application service providers, who are directly contributing to the blockchain ecosystem by generating blockchain transactions associated with real economic activity.

Delegable Transaction Fee Payment

The transaction fee payer is always specified separately from the accounts directly involved in a transaction, the transaction fee payment can be delegated to some other account. For the sake of a seamless and convenient user experience, blockchain service providers can pay blockchain transaction fees on behalf of the service’s users.

Smart Contract Enabled General Financial Platform

The YOSEMITE public blockchain is designed to be a general financial platform supporting smart contracts. Business entities can process their financial transactions on the YOSEMITE blockchain using the fiat-pegged stable tokens and custom smart contract codes developed to meet the needs of their business process.

Integrated KYC/AML Support and Account Recovery

The integrated KYC/AML process for YOSEMITE blockchain accounts is provided by trusted Identity Authorities designated by block producers, which lays the foundation for the secure and reliable financial transactions maintaining regulatory compliance. The blockchain account recovery is provided by the Identity Authorities mitigating the blockchain key loss problem.

Scalable Blockchain Architecture

The enterprise level blockchain scalability enabled by the PoT-based BFT consensus with short block time and fast block finality, the YOSEMITE’s off-chain state-channel exchange technology and the future multi-blockchain architecture. The YOSEMITE blockchain enables financial transaction processing at global scale.


YOSEMITE was founded by YT Kim. Through an encounter in 2013 with Shawn Fanning — founder of the P2P-based music distribution service Napster, a precursor to blockchain technology — YT came to settle down in Silicon Valley. He then embarked on his journey of improving blockchain technology and developing a service that would lead to its mass adoption by the public.

Bezalel Lim

Chief Executive Officer

Blockchain core development, Dapp (decentralized applications) development, former senior developer at LG and Daum Kakao.

Yonsei University, B.S. 2002; KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), M.S. 2008.

Anthony Di Franco

Chief Technology Officer

Blockchain core technology oversight and research, next-generation blockchain system architectural design

Yale University, B.S. 2005; University of California, Davis, Ph.D. candidate.

Jonathan Padilla

Chief Strategy Officer

Named Forbes 30 Under 30 for his work in regulatory challenges by blockchain technology, developing investor relationships and thought leadership.

Harvard University, B.S. 2012; University of Oxford, M.S. 2017; Tsinghua University, M.S. 2018, Schwarzman Scholar

Joe Park


Smart contract dapp development and dapp browser expert, former mobile software engineer at Daum Kakao.

University of Montana, B.S. 2009.

Eugene Chung


Blockchain core development, server development, blockchain solutions research.

POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), B.S. 2003.

Hoan Lee


Financial system architecture. Former senior developer at LG Electronics and Toss (South Korea's Venmo)

Korea University, B.S. 2006; M.S. 2009.

Eric Hwang


Design of platform, manage life cycle of assets, former IT solution researcher at Samsung SDS.

Hanyang University, B.S. 2014.

Yuno Yang


Product design, former product designer at Daum Kakao.

Hongik University, B.S. 2009.

Max Jungreis

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Advises on product development and partnership strategy in Asia. Formerly analyst at New Access Capital and Shenzhen Capital Group.

Tsinghua University, Chinese Fellowship Program 2014. George Washington University, B.B.A 2016.

Joshua Legge

Sales Manager

Experienced salesman, building and maintaining client relationships.

Utah State University, B.S. 2014

Eddie Gray

Sales Manager

Experienced salesman, building and maintaining client relationships.

University of Miami, B.S. 2006

Bryan Do

Head of Operations

Serial Entrepreneur, focused in resource optimization to improve capital efficiency and operations.

San Jose State University, B.S. 1994

Harry Shulman

Project Manager

Overseeing developments of financial products on blockchain. Former product analyst at American Express.

The George Washington University, B.S. 2015

Kathy Kim

Director of Marketing

Business Development and overseeing partnership. Former patent attorney specializing in blockchain at BKL IP Group.

Korea University, B.S. 2010.

Evelyn Zhang

Director of External Relations

Development of relationships with portfolio managers and investors, appraisal of assets, investment strategy.

University of California, Davis, B.A. 2009; New York University, USPAP-Certified Appraiser 2015.

Bryan Jin

Business Operations Manager

Compliance and organizational structure, book-keeping, financial statements, and HR management.

University of California, Berkeley, B.A. 2013.

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