D-Core is the professional solution to the never-ending list of questions when analyzing digital asset related projects. It represents part collaborative academic effort and part quantitative research tool resulting in the most reliable and objective reports in the industry. Our methodology and research engine design ensures that we can produce objective research with the needs of the client put before anything else. The result is a product that saves our clients hours of research in identifying those companies that are worth following and have the highest probability of becoming disruptors…
The brainchild of a regulated fund manager with 30 years of experience and €500 million in assets under management and partnered with University College London / UCL. and empowered by a decentralized team of 1000+ researchers.
Our methodology is supported by a strong Senior Advisor panel, which comprises experienced and influential professionals from the blockchain space and other industries. View our team here.
Meet the Team
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Hristiana Dyulgerova is a Marketing Expert with a solid track record of successfully promoting and executing marketing campaigns in the tech industry. She has been a blockchain and digital asset enthusiast since 2017, and she also has numerous certificates from courses on the subject as well as publications about tech and blockchain. Hristiana joined D-Core in September 2022 as a Marketing Manager.
Loukas has more than 12 years of experience in the investment management and financial services. He has worked for various London based investment banks (e.g. Credit Suisse UK, Standard Chartered, HSBC) and asset management companies from the positions of Risk Manager and Portfolio Manager. Loukas is founding member of Oxford Blockchain Foundation where he was an advisor at the Foundation accelerator program.
He was the Executive Director and Portfolio Manager at European regulated hedge fund where is actively managed a crypto portfolio of $20mln. He has an executive education on Blockchain Technology from Oxford University and Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master degree in Risk Management. He is also holder of CySEC advance examination.
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 is the Social Media Analyst at Naoris 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.
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.
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.
Dr. Theodosis Mourouzis
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.
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.
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.
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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