Dakai

Your SWAT Team in Emerging Tech

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Dakai Group focuses on going the extra mile when it comes to delivering software projects of any kind.

Our clients include some of the most respected companies and startups around the world. We understand cultural barriers and work with the right people across continents to deliver the best results possible.

Our work has been featured in Forbes, The Economist, various national newspapers and we've taken many startups from seed funding to their exits and big acquisitions. These startups have been acquired by Cisco, Ford, and others.

By combining modern fields such as Neuroscience, Blockchain, Machine Learning we are able to provide more than others in the space. By selecting the clients we work with carefully and making sure the team is enthusiastic about the projects we work on we can say that our clients are also great friends and supporters.

$50 - $99/hr
10 - 49
2017
Locations
United States
45 Rockefeller Place, NYC, New York 10111
(646) 453-5693
Hungary
Aliz Utca, Budapest, Budapest 1117
(646) 453-5693

Focus Areas

Service Focus

30%
25%
20%
10%
5%
5%
5%
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Software Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Development

Client Focus

35%
33%
32%
  • Large Business
  • Medium Business
  • Small Business

Industry Focus

40%
40%
20%
  • Startups
  • Enterprise
  • Financial & Payments

Dakai Clients & Portfolios

Key Clients

  • Binance
  • Solana
  • El Salvador
  • Glimpse
  • Spotify
  • Cartesi
  • Lufthansa
  • Spin

Spotify: Scaling Podcast Management
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Spotify: Scaling Podcast Management
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Not Disclosed
8 weeks
Enterprise

Without a doubt, one of the collaborations we're most proud of is developing a management system for Spotify from scratch. The tool lets creatives leverage technology to manage all the company's original content.

Over the course of several years, the old system not only became more and more fragile, but it also limited the daily workflow of hundreds of employees. It became apparent that the team has outgrown the toolset as a whole.

Dakai helped create a custom platform that works in symbiosis with the demands of each employee from various functional teams.

Cartesi: Building a Groundbreaking DEX
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Cartesi: Building a Groundbreaking DEX
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$100001 to $500000
12 weeks
Financial & Payments

Cartesi is the first block OS that enables “traditional” developers to build scalable, decentralized applications across multiple blockchains.

Dakai used Cartesi to build an order book based decentralized exchange (DEX) that allowed users to trade coins without a centralized authority. Existing DEXs are based on liquidity providers like swap-based exchanges. As a result, they both lacked market pricing and also passed on the high fees from the liquidity providers. The Cartesi-driven DEX, in contrast, enabled trades to happen more cheaply and efficiently at market prices.

Dakai successfully tackled a complex and often difficult-to-use system to pioneer the first relational database on the blockchain. The DEX built enabled safer, faster, and cheaper trades in a scalable manner. It also expanded the variety of coins available for trade. Thanks to Cartesi, the DEX boasted impressive processing power.

Without the need for a centralized, unregulated exchange or liquidity providers, investors sidestepped security issues and high fees. The decentralized nature of the exchange also preserved the principles and promise of blockchain technology.

Dakai’s DEX provides the first pro interface for a decentralized exchange, creating one of the first mature UIs that attract institutional players. The more collaborative nature of a Cartesi-driven DEX opens up exciting new possibilities to build better.

DLC.Link: Unlocking Bitcoin Liquidity
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DLC.Link: Unlocking Bitcoin Liquidity
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$100001 to $500000
12 weeks
Financial & Payments

In the digital currency landscape, Bitcoin still has the biggest market in crypto. But in order for the decentralized digital asset to be transferred, it requires contracts for uses like lending and currency hedging.

This is where DLC.Link comes in. The company builds the infrastructure that lets application developers on any blockchain accept native Bitcoin. DLC.Link is solving one of the biggest challenges in the industry today by unlocking the power of Bitcoin across blockchain applications.

After a three-week ramp-up period, Dakai ended up delivering the project two months early — and compressed a 5-month engagement into a 3-month engagement while delivering code that did not show any critical vulnerabilities.

As a result, DLC.Link grew from two employees to six and demonstrated enough product traction and innovation to raise $1 million in additional funding. What's more, the technology that Dakai helped build is embedded in the first prototype for launch.

The partnership between DLC.Link and Dakai created a proof of concept for a Bitcoin escrow technology that has the potential to unlock trillions in Bitcoin liquidity over the coming years. At scale, this will undoubtedly make a permanent and lasting impact on the crypto landscape today and in the future.

El Salvador Chivo Wallet
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El Salvador Chivo Wallet
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$100001 to $500000
6 weeks
Government

El Salvador is the first country to accept Bitcoin as legal tender. However, their launch was marred by technical difficulties. Their attempt to launch chivo, a Bitcoin wallet, using $30 of Bitcoin as an incentive to signup, was initially an expensive failure that required Dakai to come in and pick up where the previous developers left off.

Already in dire straits with a failed initial launch, El Salvador approached Dakai to turn around a flawless application from scratch in the span of 3 weeks. It was a high-stakes project that needed to handle the life savings of 6 million El Salvadorans without any hiccups. The existing application had screens that led nowhere, unsalvageable code, and broke constantly. Dakai had to take over and start over from scratch.

Dakai rewrote the national payment application of El Salvador in 3 weeks and successfully scaled it to 6 million registered and 800 thousand daily users.

Moving fast meant making smart assumptions about how to proceed while balancing the needs and opinions of 6 decision-makers. Dakai struck the right balance between speed and approvals to get the project out the door. Dakai quickly ramped up and implemented APIs and partner code it hadn’t worked with before.

The UX was then streamlined and improved so that even citizens that couldn't read or write were able to successfully use the app. 

The government of El Salvador no longer lost money due to bugs, and the residents started to trust the application with 800 thousand daily users and more than 90% of the population registered.

Solana: Building Out an Ecosystem
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Solana: Building Out an Ecosystem
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Not Disclosed
6 weeks
Other Industries

Even as Solana quickly became a major player in the crypto and blockchain market and experienced massive growth, it was still operating as a very lean organization. After working on another product launch in Solana’s ecosystem, Solana Beach, the company reached out to the Dakai team to help revamp its ever-changing ecosystem page.

The Solana ecosystem page was initially built in 2020 and since then, it had grown and evolved. The team wanted to showcase and highlight the vast scale and diversity of the ecosystem but didn’t have the resources internally to achieve its vision for the page.

The Solana Foundation partnered with Dakai to refresh the ecosystem page. Dakai took on the project to develop a page that was ground zero and absolutely crucial to the ecosystem and network.

The new page launched, featuring refreshed tools that elevated the whole ecosystem. As a Vercel preferred partner, Dakai helped reduce load times while increasing page speed significantly. Not only did the page better reflect Solana’s dynamic ecosystem, it also captured the essence of its vibrant community.

The collaboration between the Solana Foundation and Dakai resulted in a user-friendly, experiential page that was on brand and lead the digital currency player into the future.

Thanks to a successful partnership, Solana contracted Dakai to work on a payment application for Solana mobile.

Binance: Building an NFT Marketplace
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Binance: Building an NFT Marketplace
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Not Disclosed
3 weeks
Other Industries

A previous development agency left Binance in a compromising position. With only weeks to go, they lacked a working NFT marketplace. Major brands and pop culture figures had already signed up to launch on the platform. Binance contracted Dakai to turn around the “Featured by Binance” marketplace in record time.

In the span of 3 weeks, Dakai took over a fragmented and problematic code base and turned around a robust NFT marketplace for Binance. With a focus on creating the highest quality product, Dakai made and implemented recommendations for the best user experience. They built the marketplace nearly from scratch while still keeping the long-term implications in mind. Dakai fit seamlessly into Binance’s workflow, building alongside their team as if they were an internal unit.

Most importantly, Dakai was able to work quickly without compromising quality.

The team worked around the clock to deliver every piece of the project: front end, back end, UX design, and blockchain.

As a result, Binance was able to successfully launch “Featured by Binance” without any technical hiccups and attract top-tier creators like Kpop sensation Blackpink and fashion powerhouse Balmain.

Impressed with the speed and quality of execution, Binance contracted Dakai for additional projects.

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