Kevin Mudd


Kevin is the Founder of D-Core and conceptualised the idea and research methodology that forms the basis of what we use today. A British national, he has spent his 40 year career working in financial services across Europe, Asia, and Africa and for the last 25 years has been the Founder & CEO of a $500 million AUM European asset manager operating in Luxembourg and Cyprus.


Maria Danilaki


Maria Danilaki has been working with founder of D-CORE, Kevin Mudd since 2001 and on D-CORE since the inception of the idea. Maria has over 30 years of top-level executive experience and is skilled in project management, start-ups, event organisation, operations, analysis, and reporting.


Socrates Minas

Business Operations Manager

Socrates is the Business Operations Manager at D-Core, his role is to handle the day-to-day operations of D-Core, all commercial activities, and partnerships, Socrates is a Certified Cryptocurrency and Certified NFT expert via the blockchain council , he also holds an advanced CYSEC licence. Socrates has been in the Blockchain industry for over 5 years and his experience includes: working for a Digital Asset hedge fund and Digital Asset exchanges as head of investor relations, and in academia where he served as partnerships manager at a leading blockchain and digital asset research centre.


Simon Bowles


Simon started his career in venture capital and private equity research followed by trading at hedge funds in London, and has consulted for the likes of McKinsey and KKR. Since leaving the UK, he has worked in various countries in Europe in FinTech/DLT, including at C-level at Skilling, Cubits, and PayMachine. He currently sits on the advisory board of five start-ups.


Constantinos Antoniou


Constantinos is the Head of Community at Panther Protocol and a long-time advocate for new technologies, he is one of the founding members of Bitcoin Club Cyprus, Cyprus Ethereum Community and Universal Crypto, all in Cyprus. Constantinos former Head of the Research Community at D-Core, is an active Advisor to the team.


Tharanga Gamage

Head of Research

Tharanga is Head of Research at D-Core and his role encompasses all things research from discovery of blockchain projects, to running the research engine, to the production of objective research. His experience in traditional finance encompasses investment management, investment research and corporate and M&A advisory; in the digital world he is passionate about public blockchains, open networks he has assisted start-ups, and undertaken token valuation.


Miks Upenieks

Research Analyst

Miks, is a highly experienced researcher and passionate in what he does. His experience cover positions at The Millennium Project, a futures research think tank, Radicle and efsa. His studies include blockchain and digital currencies, DeFI and Security Studies.


Otavio Viegas

Research Analyst

Otavio is Research Analyst at D-Core. He has over 10 years of research experience in the fields
of economics, international relations and governance. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of
São Paulo and was a recipient of the Joseph C. Fox Fellowship to Yale University (USA). He is
passionate about blockchain technology and diving deep into new projects in the crypto space.
His main areas of expertise are public blockchains, smart contracts, NFTs and decentralized
finance (DeFi).


Aimee Reimao

Community Manager

As a Community Manager, Aimee brings her experience in community building and management to D-Core. Her experience covers managing cryptocurrency communities across social media platforms as well working in finance recruitment across the USA. She is active in the cryptocurrency community and is responsible for building, engaging with and developing the D-Core community of researchers. She enjoys collaborating with the community to make an impact on the exciting world of cryptocurrency and blockchain research.



Dr. Theodosis Mourouzis

Theo is an internationally renowned cryptologist and blockchain advocate. He is a research fellow at UCL, Head of the Technical Committee for Cyprus for the European Commission, and a Board Member at Cyprus Blockchain Technologies. He is a leading academic in the field having contributed significantly to the research of both University of Cambridge and UCL.

Nick Beecroft

Nick is a veteran capital markets professional who started his career in 1981 in London. During that time he was the UK Treasurer at Citibank, Global Head of FX at both Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered, as well as Chairman of Saxo Bank and chair of the risk committee at the National Bank of Egypt UK.

Jason Butcher

Jason, one of the leading names in global payments, is the CEO of the CoinPayments and the founder of HODLtech.eu, Parallel Payments, and Clear Payments. He sits on the board of Blockchain Association of Canada, and the National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association.



Jan Sell

Tokenisation of Capital Markets

Jan is currently the CEO of Coinbase Germany, the largest crypto exchange in the US and the one trusted the most by Institutional investors. He has over 20 years’ experience in operational management from capital market firms such as Morgan Stanley, Kineta, and Meteora Partners through to leading blockchain companies such as Binance, Cubits, iFunded and Baltasaar.


Christiana Aristidou

DLT Law & Smart Contract Frameworks

Christiana is the leading blockchain and DLT-focused lawyer in Cyprus and has worked with numerous established companies and start-ups in both Europe and Silicon Valley. She is an established publication author and regular speaker at global conferences and summits, and is the lead partner at Christiana Aristidou LLC.


Matt Starkey

Blockchain Communities Evangelist

Matt is an early pioneer in the incentivisation of content creators via distributed ledger technology. As an advocate and entrepreneur within the space he is the Founder of two successful crypto companies, as well as being one of the leading influencers in Steemit, and now a leading ‘witness’ on the Hive blockchain.


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