Vittorio Minacori

Web and Blockchain Developer

# About

I'm a Software Engineer continually seeking and testing new tools and opportunities for innovation.
I live in Catania and I'm maniacally passionate about web applications, blockchain technologies and development tools.

# Experience

I was involved as technical expert in several EU, national and regional research projects.
Now, I'm working to build the next generation web apps supporting startups and amazing projects.

# FriendsFingers

Founder, Blockchain Developer
jan 2018 - present

FriendsFingers is an open-source Decentralized Application (DApp) built on Smart Contracts running on Ethereum Blockchain. 
FriendsFingers helps startups and small businesses to start a trustworthy Crowdsale and issue an ERC20 Token with no setup costs and zero lines of code required. 
Furthermore, Shaka (HAK), an ERC20 Token issued by FriendsFingers, will give holders rights to be active part on platform key decisions like in a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).

# CharityStars

CTO, Web Developer
apr 2014 - present

CharityStars is a groundbreaking fundraising platform for nonprofit organizations that offers one destination for all - Auctions, Buy Now, Sweepstakes and Event/Gala Technology.


Senior Web Developer
apr 2014 - present

PED is a tech company based in Italy. 
PED helps startups and companies building successful experiences. Headquarters are in Catania and Milan.

# BC1

Blockchain Developer
nov 2017 - present

BC1 was one of the first companies on the market to offer consultancy services and technical support to players wishing to enter the Blockchain sector, specifically the ICO world.

# AidCoin

CTO, Blockchain Developer
may 2017 - mar 2019

AidCoin is the token for charitable giving, built on Ethereum Blockchain and powered by CharityStars, a company that already raised 12M$ for 500 non-profit organisations collaborating with celebrities such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Metallica and Novak Djokovic. 
The aim of the project is to bring blockchain's adoption and transparency into the non-profit sector.

# PMF Research

Software Engineer, Full Stack Developer
jan 2012 - mar 2014

P.M.F. is a Research and Development laboratory in ICT field, involved in several international projects. 
It is also an accredited training institution, particularly focused on e-learning methodologies.

# JO Group

Software Engineer, Web and Mobile Developer, Systems Integrator
nov 2009 - mar 2014

The JO Group was born in 1998 and is the result of the merger of three areas of competence, different between them yet complementary: Business Consulting, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Web Applications.

# VITECO e-Learning Solutions

Software Engineer, Full Stack Developer, e-Learning Specialist
nov 2009 - jan 2014

VITECO offers integrated solutions for distance learning, from the provision of e-learning platforms to the development of SCORM content. 
Its expertise in R&D and ICT has been acquired through participation in several European projects.

# HT Apps

Software Engineer, Full Stack Developer
jan 2013 - nov 2013

HT Apps is a web oriented software house which, over the years, has been able to look ahead and renovate by adopting the most modern design solutions with the aim of providing technologically innovative and easily accessible services, with a distinctive and elegant graphic.

# Projects

# WallOfChain


WallOfChain is a collectible token on Ethereum Blockchain. Become a part of the Blockchain hall of fame. 
Collect a star and let it shine. It will hang on our wall luminescent, bright and strong – there is your name on it. 
When an user acquire a star, it is uniquely owned by the purchaser.

# Skillchain


All the skills, academic qualifications, CVs, finally certified and guaranteed thanks to the Blockchain and the SkillChain platform that will allow people and companies to get in touch.

# FidelityHouse


The possibility to secure - through a neat, swift blockchain procedure - the originality and paternity of online contents, establishing a direct link from author to publisher with the help of the FiH token.

# Nextwin


The first social betting network. 
Connect with other tipsters and get to the next level of betting.

# Salty


Salty is the App that helps you find the professional best suited for the job performance you need.  
Your simple, unique Job advisor.

# Indoor Location

VITECO e-Learning Solutions

The project aims at developing a "social mobile application" addressed to improve services provided by commercial or cultural places. 
The project idea, developed with researchers from University of Catania, is to build a platform that provides heterogeneous services specifically implemented on mobile devices. 
Central role in the project is covered by the development of a new core functionality that aims to create an indoor localization system capable of referring to customized maps using Arduino and Android.

# Semantic Sicily

PMF Research

Semantic Sicily partnership aims to develop research in the field of semantic web for a growing range of information to fit the needs of companies operating in different economic fields. 
The technological platform developed in the project is based on modern cloud computing technologies. 
The semantic core will be used as starting point for development of vertical application across a wide range of business sectors. 
These applications include e-learning, semantic document management, semantic network, voice recognition and text mining, real-time translation, reverse engineering, semantic web GIS, ERP, etc.


HT Apps

This project aims to develop a methodology based on the use of multi‐sensory architecture and computational intelligent paradigms to improve the indoor use of by the elderly and vulnerable people. 
The system will employ a network architecture in which nodes are multi‐sensory responsible for monitoring the location of users within the environment and the state of the environment. 
This will make it possible to estimate the user‐environment interaction and provide the necessary information for the visually impaired use a secure and efficient environment.

# fe:male

VITECO e-Learning Solutions

The fe:male network helps women increase self‐confidence and life skills in order to develop their business ideas and become successful entrepreneurs. 
Fe:male was run by a consortium of organizations across five European countries that was working together to support and develop female entrepreneurship across Europe.

# Youth 2 Work

VITECO e-Learning Solutions

Y2W provides a tailored support programme to enable NEETs (Not being in Employment, Education or Training) to gain valuable soft skills and competencies to aid job-seeking employability.

# Smiley

PMF Research

The aim of SMILEY is to implement awareness‐raising programs in schools realizing the specific courses facing the most current social topics. 
The methodology developed within the project are implemented in some schools and educational institutes in EU and other Associated Countries and the direct benefit and impact focused on educational staff and students.

# Open Source

# CryptoGift

CryptoGift is an ERC721 NFT Token and Marketplace to buy and give away an Ethereum based Collectible Gift. 
Send Ethereum to a friend for birthday or Christmas, or send a love message. Encrypt and make it eternal. 
Make your Gift unique on the Blockchain!

# ERC20 Generator

Create an ERC20 Token in less than a minute. 
Easily deploy Smart Contract for a Standard, Capped, Mintable, Burnable, Payable ERC20 Token for FREE.

# WatchToken

A simple DApp that allows suggesting and adding a Token to users of compatible wallets like MetaMask.

# ETHBadge

A simple DApp that allows you creating an Ethereum badge for your address to share or embed in your website.

# ERC-1363 Payable Token

The ERC-1363 is an ERC-20 compatible token that can make a callback on the receiver contract to notify token transfers or token approvals. 
It can be used to create a token payable crowdsale, selling services for tokens, paying invoices, making subscriptions, use them for a specific utility and many other purposes.

# ETH Token Recover

TokenRecover allows the contract owner to recover any ERC20 token sent into the contract for error.

# Solidity Linked List

An utility library for using sorted linked list data structures in your Solidity project.

# Education

I studied Computer Engineering at the University of Catania.
I have performed several research projects during my undergraduate studies.

# Research

# Users recommendation in Attention Metadata based Recommender System

Development of a web service and of an HTML5 interface for users profiling and for users recommendation based on user attention on queries or learning resources.

# WebTrip

Development of a peer to peer system, accessible by desktop or dedicated mobile apps, for car sharing management.  
Integration of intermediate routes computation using Bing Maps API.

# WallDrink!

Development of a Java server side e-commerce application.  
Development of an Android application to search products based on proximity computed by GPS or Wifi network.  
This project was submitted to the “Telecom Sinfonia Toolkit” contest.

# Object detection and shadow removal from video stream

Development of a C++ application for video processing, object detection, pattern recognition and shadow removal using OpenCV library.

# Semantic application for e-Learning Systems

I developed my thesis at the Department of Computer Engineering and Telecommunications at the University of Catania.  
I worked on the design and implementation of a semantic courseware application for e-learning systems.

# Skills

  • Web Applications and Integrated Systems
  • RESTful Web Services and APIs
  • SQL and NoSQL Databases
  • PHP, Node.js
  • Blockchain, Ethereum, Smart Contracts, DApps
  • OpenZeppelin, Solidity, Web3.js, Truffle, MetaMask
  • JavaScript, Vue.js, jQuery
  •, WebRTC
  • Semantic Web and Ontology Engineering
  • JSON-LD, RDFs and Microdata
  • Social and 3rd-party APIs
  • DevOps
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Apache, nginx
  • Git

# Interests

I love art, in all its forms: painting, music, movie, football and object-oriented programming too.
I'm always interested in innovation regarding blockchain, web applications and innovation tools.

# Contacts

I'm based in Catania... and on network too.
Open to getting in touch with awesome people and projects.