Dr. Pavel Kravchenko is cofounder of Distributed Lab, a venture, dedicated to advancing the cryptocurrency and blockchain state of the art through independent R&D, government projects, collaborations with national universities, and standard-setting initiatives. He considers the company’s mission in a creation of an open ecosystem that uses uniform payment and asset management protocol – so called ”financial web”.
From 2006 to 2009, Pavel worked as a security engineer at the leading security company in Ukraine, he was involved in a SAP security project and built the PKI infrastructure in Ukraine. From 2009 to 2013 Pavel was the team leader and project manager for several IT-projects, including being responsible for the Rabobank’s mobile application development. Following this, Pavel started his blockchain and cryptocurrencies career with researches at a Silicon Valley start-up – Stellar.
Pavel received his PhD in Cryptography in 2012 in the Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics, after publishing a ground-breaking thesis on the securing public infrastructure. Moreover, he is the author of 20 scientific papers, 12 of which are devoted to the blockchain technology and decentralized systems.