Team Overview


 
 
CEO & FOUNDER

CEO & FOUNDER

bogdan maslesa

Bogdan’s blockchain journey started in 2017, working as a Financial Analyst at Cyprus Investment Firms. Due to constant requests for cryptocurrency investments, Bogdan started looking for educational blockchain consultancies which he could recommend to individuals seeking to learn more about this technology. Not being able to find a service of this kind, Bogdan decided to create Universal Crypto (UC).
The vision and mission of UC were originally to facilitate blockchain adoption and awareness, with an emphasis on enlightening the people of Cyprus and the rest of the world about the benefits and opportunities that the blockchain industry presents. The next step in UC’s journey was the introduction of whitepaper audits, finding another missing gap in the blockchain space. That subsequently led to the inclusion of whitepaper creation services in UC’s catalogue.
Bogdan also launched the Bitcoin Club Limassol last December, to start building a community composed of cryptocurrency enthusiasts from all over the island. This community has since been growing, producing positive results. Bogdan was also the Project Lead and Moderator for the iCoin Summit.

 

 
CRYPTOANALYST & CO-FOUNDER

CRYPTOANALYST & CO-FOUNDER

Constantinos antoniou

Born and raised in Cyprus, has a background in Business Studies with Marketing at the West London University and is currently doing a part-time Masters in Digital Currency at University of Nicosia. Constantinos’s business experience runs from a young age due to his involvement in two family-run businesses. He managed to show his own entrepreneurial mindset by participating in a Start-Up Bootcamp presenting an IT innovation in the summer of 2015. These experiences helped to develop important skills related to the struggles of building a start-up and improved his problem solving skills by coming up with cost effective solutions.

Blockchain is his biggest passion, as it combines his two main interests, Technology and Finance. He also has a passion for is researching, analyzing and advising on upcoming ICOs, and is heavily involved in Universal Crypto’s whitepaper audits.

Being in the producing team of the iCoin Summit, Constantinos gained valuable organisational skills and valuable industry insights. Additionally, Constantinos other skills include social media marketing, SEO, content creation and managing communication channels.

 
 

MARKET ANALYST & WHITEPAPER SPECIALIST

MARKET ANALYST & WHITEPAPER SPECIALIST

Patrick makedonas

Patrick studied Law in the University of Hull and discovered Bitcoin in 2014. Since then, he has been an advocate for systems that remove the need for third parties to verify information. In the blockchain sphere, Patrick has performed community management, content creation, marketing strategies, whitepaper auditing, whitepaper creation and content management, for websites like atozmarkets.com, icoinsentiment.com. He has also worked with several ICOs and with the marketing agency 7marketz.
In 2017, he also started the Telegram channel t.me/paddycryptochat, which today has over 300 members and is a tight community where people discuss crypto or blockchain related matter. The group has invested in over 30 ICOs since, and have a great understanding for crypto markets and crypto communities. They also frequently arrange meetups with Bitcoin Club Limassol, running educational projects.
Furthermore, Patrick has been a speaker at conferences in Istanbul and Cyprus. He has also travelled to Conferences in Holland and London, where he has learned how to generate leads and build customer relationships. Lastly, Patrick participated in the organisation of the iCoin Summit that took place in Limassol.


CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER & CRYPTO ECONOMIST

CHIEF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER & CRYPTO ECONOMIST

George Agathangelou

Having studied Economics and Business Administration, George has a 10-year track record in financial services, is a certified portfolio manager, holder of CySEC professional competence certificate and has served most his career as an executive for Cyprus Investment Firms. 

George discovered Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2013, once the Cyprus banking crisis unfolded and started mining bitcoin at home using ASIC miners until 2015. Since then he has invested enormous amounts of time to study and collaborate with crypto-exchanges, wallets, KYC/AML, CRM and various fintech solutions through his professional network and own research. 

Since 2017, George became a member and influencer of the crypto community in Cyprus and helped formed various local community groups, while contributing proactively in social group discussions. George is currently, among other roles, an advisor for Cyprus Blockchain Technologies, a cryptocurrency market analyst, as well as a proprietary trader and investor.


HEAD OF COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

HEAD OF COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT

ANDREAS NICOLAOU 

Andreas has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and met Patrick Makedonas through educational blockchain seminars. Together, they created a Telegram community, which provided Andreas with valuable experience in Community Management; leading the group to invest in over 30 ICOs. He also helped organise the iCoin Summit, one of the most successful blockchain events in Cyprus featuring 18 ICOs. Andreas is also a founding member of the Bitcoin Club Limassol community.
As a part of his previous role in 7marketz, Andreas advised ICOs in community management and bounty campaigns. He has also audited, reviewed, and re-written whitepapers with Universal Crypto. He founded Totem Community Management in 2018.


LIQUIDITY CONSULTANT

LIQUIDITY CONSULTANT

MARK SAPOLINSKI

Mark has consulted and traded BTC since 2012 from Australia. He has been a core member of Universal Crypto since September 2018 and now specialises in advising companies who wish to tokenize their assets or that provide services that are blockchain centric. Mark also works closely with a number of traditional corporate finance funds whose clients seek to utilize or invest into blockchain technology. Mark has actively invested into cryptocurrencies, blockchain and renewable energy projects himself since 2011. He has extensive experience in governmental relations in Africa, project management, money management, KYC, and AML compliance.

Before stepping into the world of FinTech, Mark was trained in and worked for Standards Australia as a Project Manager and his position was to oversee various sectors and prepared AS/NZS standards and the adoptions of IEC/ISO standards. Studied Diploma at Law, University of Sydney / Legal Professions Admissions Board of Australia. Diploma of Real Property.


CHIEF RISK OFFICER

CHIEF RISK OFFICER

vasil mitov

Vasil Mitov is a “Certified Bitcoin Professional” and passionate advocate of decentralized consensus mechanisms, blockchain/DLT technologies and digital currencies.  He is also certified from the prestigious Saïd Business School University of Oxford in the area of blockchain strategies and regulatory frameworks. 

With nearly ten years of experience in a wide range of industries like real estate, gambling anti-fraud and digital currencies, Vasil will be leveraging his expertise to bring even more value when a project or business idea needs to be evaluated.


CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

VADIM RYCKOV

Vadim has been involved in IT field since his teenage years working in a family run PC repair shop in Lithuania. Early on in his career Vadim worked on a few large scale structured cabling projects before relocating to London where he started rapidly advancing his professional IT career. After a couple of years working for various IT companies as a SYS-Admin and taking different senior level positions he had the opportunity to lead the IT Infrastructure and Helpdesk department for a FTSE listed media publishing company with over 1500 staff members and 10 offices worldwide. Then Vadim relocated to Cyprus and joined one of the largest global FX brokers on the island as Head of IT Support while leading 3 global teams.

Vadim discovered Bitcoin in late 2012, and never looked back. He ran a cryptocurrency mining operation from 2013-2014 and joined the Cyprus DLT community to be more involved. Vadim joined Universal Crypto in October 2018, and is responsible for cyber security, all technical aspects and project management. Vadim specializes in tackling everything with a positive “can do” attitude and “optimize and automate” approach.