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Three Comrades awarded with prestigious John Atanasov diplomas

Comrade Cooperative is honored to announce that three of its members have been granted the John Atansov prize!

The John Atanasov award is named after the famous physicist of Bulgarian origin, credited for inventing the first automatic electronic digital computer.

It is Bulgaria’s most prestigious award in the information technology sector. Each year, during a special ceremony, it’s bestowed to the most prominent minds in the field by the president himself.

The Comrade honorees

Todor Kolev, founder and chairman of the Cooperative, received a diploma for his work on Wetonomy and ScyNet. These projects manifest the bold vision of Comrade for the world’s technological future, while both being open-sourced so they can massively benefit society on a global scale.

A quick refresher – Wetonomy is a framework for organizations of the future, which enables people to cooperate easily through digital smart contracts. ScyNet is a protocol for distributed machine learning, with the potential to democratize access to Artificial Intelligence. Todor Kolev has been leading both of these projects since their inception in 2017.

Zvezdin Besarabov, a major contributor to the ScyNet project, has received an award in the category “debut in the computer technologies”. Earlier this year, Zvezdin received global recognition, winning three awards at the latest Intel ISEF edition. He also represented Bulgaria in the European Contest for Young Scientists, which took part in Sofia this September.

The third Comrade to be prized was Victor Velev. He has joined Comrade during the summer of 2019 and made valuable contributions to the ScyNet repo. Admittedly, the reason for Victor’s diploma in the “students and their teachers” category was his personal Daedalus project (also in the field of AI).

Another proud moment for Comrade, which is shaping as an attractive hub for some of the brightest IT talents in Bulgaria.