This week, we had the opportunity to speak with Vlad Kostanda, the CEO of Adoriasoft. We discussed their beginnings, what services they offer, and we spoke about the future of the industry.
Please present Adoriasoft to our audience.
Adoriasoft is a blockchain development boutique with cryptography experts and scientists on board. We are software developers, computer scientists, and cryptographers who build products using emerging blockchain technologies.
Could you describe the story behind the company: What sparked the idea, and how has it evolved so far?
Adoriasoft as a word is a combination of Greek words. The root word for “adorable” in English is in there – we adore creating software so we are Adoriasoft.
Adoriasoft started back in 2010 as a development agency working in software and consulting. For the first few years in business, we primarily worked on designing and creating information security solutions, but recently we’ve tended towards research and development of distributed ledgers, and have also been working on dApps and smart contracts.
What services do you offer?
Adoriasoft mainly offers protocol-level research and development, dApps development using Ethereum, Polkadot, Cosmos, Bitcoin, Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Besu, and IPFS, and we offer blockchain consulting and security auditing to ensure there are no bugs or backdoors in tech developed by colleagues in the industry.
We’ve got a strong track record in DeFi apps development and work with NFTs, which have just recently become a major talking point in the blockchain world.
Our deep background in computer science means we can be involved from the very beginning of creating a product and we use team augmentation to fit our developers within our clients’ teams.
What is unique for Adoriasoft?
What sets Adoriasoft apart is that we do more than just write code and produce a product. We get into a project from the very earliest stages and get involved with detailed technical, mathematical, and scientific research. That knowledge means we can choose the correct overarching approach to meet the business and product needs.
Everything we do in terms of software and blockchain development is grounded in computer science with solid architecture and a development plan that makes our outputs lean and predictable. Our team’s skills really set us apart, with years of experience and a deep bench of coding languages and experience to draw on.
The way we work with our clients also sets us apart. We treat each project as if they were our own, building a relationship that allows the concept to evolve and put together a plan with the components, features, tools, and stages of work all clearly outlined before we even start coding. Our clients hire blockchain developers and get a partner who can work with their vision and goals to create software that’s better than they envisioned.
Our skills in security auditing also mean we can find and fix vulnerabilities in software we create and can stress test products that have been sourced elsewhere.
Who are your typical customers, and what do you think is the main challenge that your product solves for them?
Our clients tend to be deep tech companies that are startups or mid-sized. We generally work with companies that are out to disrupt technology in sectors like healthtech, fintech, retail, and insurance.
They come to us for our skills in core R&D and blockchain development and we also create dApps for a range of industries and applications. We work on the whole product; building the backend and the user interface so they don’t need to coordinate different teams for the front and backend.
Furthermore, we do work with larger companies and infrastructure projects such as Polkadot, Cosmos, etc. We’ve been working on a project for the Polkadot ecosystem with the Web3 Foundation that we’re really excited about – we’ve developed a modification of the Cosmos SDK Parachain Development Kit that allows developers to host their existing Cosmos-based chains on the Polkadot ecosystem as parachains, secured by the Polkadot Relay Chain and benefiting from Polkadot’s interoperability stack. We’ve made Cosmos<>Substrate interactions possible by putting together the ABCI pallet that replaces the consensus layer of Cosmos-based apps.
Which trends and technologies do you find to be particularly intriguing these days?
We are watching how fast the DeFi industry is growing and exciting projects are being created. In addition, it looks like the world is finally starting to move toward decentralization, which means that more and more blockchain-based solutions will emerge. Also, projects such as Cosmos and Polkadot drive this industry, and we think they will be really big names in the nearest future.
As for the other technologies, artificial intelligence and machine learning is another field we love to work alongside our deep work with blockchain. Our ML team is creating models for content processing and finance. We really enjoy working with data and experimenting to design, test, and produce neutral networks and give the client a machine that caters exactly to their needs – we are scientists after all!
In a similar vein, big data and data-driven solutions are becoming more and more important. There’s huge potential with data warehousing technologies and also how to keep the reams of information secure.