Token Count
1 CARMEL = $1.00

Welcome to Carmel

The Decentralized Open Source Tech Education Platform that helps aspiring and seasoned Software Developers grow their skill set and track their growth through tokenized peer challenges.

Decentralized Education

Carmel is architected as a Decentralized Community of Teachers and Students, with absolutely no dependency on a central third party authority. With Carmel, developers are in charge of their own learning journey and they decide what's best for the community as a whole.

Hands-On Learning Experience

Carmel is designed as a radical departure from the typical video-based lecture model, as it provides a learning experience much closer to how professional software developers learn on an on-going basis, rather than mirroring how computer science is taught in a traditional classroom setting.

Tokenized Growth Tracking

The Carmel microlearning approach means that the material is smaller and easier to produce and to consume. The peer approach ensures that the content can be produced in a scalable way, as the network increases. And the tokenized challenges allow for fine-grained tracking of progress.

Made For Learners

This is the hero of the Carmel Story and the main protagonist. We want to come together as a community to primarily solve Chris' problem before all other problems. Remember - Chris can't sleep at night because he is worried he will lose his job to a robot. Soon. Very soon.

Chris earns Carmel Experience Points (CARMEL XP) for every Carmel Challenge he successfully completes. He may either purchase Carmel Challenges with Carmel Tokens (CARMEL) or he may receive them freely from any of the other stakeholders in the community.

A Completely Decentralized & Autonomous Community

The Carmel Community is designed to be a learning community and so the primary stakeholder is and always will be the Learner - ie. Chris. But in order for Chris to be successful, our community needs to include supporting stakeholders - much like any story is simply not the same without its own supporting characters. What would Batman be without Robin... But that's for another time.

Tokenized Challenges

A Carmel Challenge is authored by someone who is familiar with the problem at hand and is in a position to challenge someone else while providing guidance and is also able to write the validation code required. In essence, developers challenge each other to climb the digital mountain so to speak, a daunting task to say the least. The ultimate goal is not how far a developer grows in their career, but that they keep growing. That they keep climbing.

Token Economy

A significant problem yet to be solved in the learning and development fields, particularly as it applies to software development, is the fact that it is extremely difficult to measure learning progress. Development Managers have a lot of tools available to them to accompany developers on their learning journey but none are accurate predictors of the actual progress being made. The primary challenge is the fact that as knowledge workers, the act of acquiring new technical skills is a fluid and creative process, making it practically impossible to measure as one would measure a purely manual or physical process.

Token Distribution

There is a total supply of 70,000,000 Carmel Tokens of which 60% are available for distribution, 20% are reserved for founders in a Founders Fund, 10% for partners in a Partners Fund and 10% are used for bounties, rewards, scholarships and incentives in a Fluid Fund. The Carmel Token Distribution of the 60% of tokens starts on February 26, 2018 and ends on August 20, 2018, for a total of 25 weeks.

Platform Architecture

Carmel is designed from scratch to be decentralized, flexible, highly scalable, low maintenance and easy to use. The backend of the platform is a hybrid blockchain-cloud for performance reasons. As much as a blockchain-only architecture would be ideal, for the amount of transactional power Carmel requires, there is no available blockchain that can support those needs yet. The architecture is designed to be flexible so that as such a blockchain becomes production ready, Carmel can be transitioned to that infrastructure exclusively. Until that phase, the backend will incorporate a serverless cloud that will allow fast on-demand computation and will scale as needed.

Security Model

The bulk of the cryptographic security in Carmel, resides within the Carmel Desktop App. That's where the Carmel Wallet lives and that's where blockchain transactions are signed. The way Carmel secures the Desktop App is through a secure vault, tied to the developer's machine and heavily protected by both symmetric and assymetric encryption, as well as password hashing and secure local password storage. The Carmel Vault is secured using advanced cryptographic algorithms and it is practically impossible to compromise.


Dan Calinescu

Chief Evangelist

Dan is a seasoned technical entrepreneur, having developed software products for the last two decades. He co-founded three tech startups and was an early employee in a fourth. Fluid Trends is his latest venture which he founded in 2010 as a Digital Agency before shifting focus to original Product Creation. Dan has worked with dozens of global brands and hundreds of developers, drove sales efforts, led marketing campaigns and devised business strategies - and even mopped the floor when necessary. Dan graduated in 2003 from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and currently lives in Cluj, Romania with his wife and their four children.

Andrei Lazurca

Community Manager

Andrei is a technology professional, being involved in creating software products for the past five years. He held different roles, from testing, leading and managing teams, to product development. Previously co-founded a hardware startup and was involved in the development of the MVP, including Customer Discovery, Hardware Research and even Microprocessor Programming. He believes in building products that serve real human needs. Andrei graduated in 2014 from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Applied Electronics and lives in Cluj, Romania with his wife and their two young children.

Andi Coman

Product Developer

Andi is a young, enthusiastic full-stack developer with a passion for front-end development. He began his career three years ago in a startup and loves the startup life. Some of the previous projects he worked on include a product for McDonalds, a video-based survey app and an open source React component toolkit. React is his main strength but he loves learning new technologies. Andi is a people person, loves helping others and wants to become a professional clown. Or a teacher. Or both. He graduated in 2016 from Babes Bolyai University in Cluj with a Bachelor in Computer Science. He also lives in Cluj, Romania. No wife or kids (yet).

Vincent Doare

Business Development

Vincent is a French IT project manager in Cluj-Napoca, for 2 years, with combined studies of Business in France and Romania. He has good knowledge in team management which he acquired in the years of both work experience and while exploring his passion for football as a coach. As he collaborated many times in his work with international partners, Vincent’s objective is to be a bridge between eastern and western European countries because he deeply believes in the potential of this region. Moreover, he always wanted to improve the educational system and this is an important step to develop something that can generate that change. Enthusiasm and “joie de vivre” are the daily drivers of Vincent in his personal and professional life in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Mihai Tise

Web & Blockchain Developer

Mihai is a blockchain enthusiast. He currently works as a front-end developer and has four years of development experience using various technologies. He always welcomes good challenges and constantly seeks to improve every area he gets in touch with. He studied Computer Science at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and he currently lives with his wife in Cluj-Napoca.


  • March 1st, 2018 (Version 0.1)

    Initial Launch

  • March 7th, 2018 (Version 0.1.1)

    Limited Online Token Purchases

  • April 5th, 2018 (Version 0.2)

    Carmel Studio Private Test Launch

  • May 21st, 2018 (Version 0.3)

    Full Online Token Purchases

  • July 9th, 2018 (Version 0.4)

    Initial Carmel Studio Launch

  • August 6th, 2018 (Version 0.5)

    First Functional Carmel Challenge

  • August 13th, 2018 (Version 0.6)

    Temporary (ERC20) CARMEL Token Launch

  • September 10th, 2018 (Version 0.7)

    Carmel Mobile iOS & Android Launch

  • October 22nd, 2018 (Version 0.8)

    Official EOS CARMEL Token Launch

  • November 19th, 2018 (Version 0.9)

    Initial Chunky Intelligent Guide Prototype

  • December 31st, 2018 (1.0 Beta)

    Carmel 1.0-Beta Release

  • Jan 28, 2019 (Carmel 1.0)

    Official Carmel 1.0 Public Launch

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Investment Info
Accepting ETH
Token Info
Platform Ethereum
Type ERC20
Token Price 1 CARMEL = $1.00
Token Count 70,000,000
Pre-Sale Start Date 2018-March-01
Pre-Sale End Date 2018-August-13
Crowd Sale Start Date 2018-August-13
Crowd Sale End Date 2018-December-31

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