Team Bios

Nick Ayton

Chief Executive Officer
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Nick is a globally recognised name in the world of decentralised business management, blockchain technology and crypto currencies and a veteran of eight start-ups. He has spent 30 years working in the technology sector, holding a number of senior executive and management positions for Siemens, CapGemini and CSC.

He is well known for creating and designing consumer facing services from insurance claims to self-service pensions and in-flight cabin management and entertainment equipment for global commercial airlines.

An accomplished writer, speaker and blockchain business architect, Nick has spent the last few years helping organisations with their blockchain strategies, designing blockchain solutions and propositions and advising on ICOs while also writing for the market leading online cryptocurrency magazine Coin Telegraph as their London correspondent, where he is known as The Sage of Shoreditch.

Nick is also CEO of The 21 Million Project, the world’s first ICO-funded blockchain TV series, and a global top 100 fintech influencer, ranked at No 21 on RISE.

David Lofts

Chief Marketing Officer
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David is a brand architect with a solid background in global consumer and finance marketing.

He has developed strategy for major corporates & launched public floatations, food brands and cars, credit cards and tobacco products in North America, Russia, Ukraine, South East Asia and the Middle East, working with BAT, Mars, Chrysler JEEP, Lloyds Group, Saudi American Bank & AXA.

His passion for blockchain stems from a belief in equality through decentralisation, a desire for world change and an even playing field for entrepreneurs. Having spent much of his career in the corporate arena he is dedicated to disrupting the world’s reliance on banks and VC finance for business start-ups.

David is also CMO and Creative Director of the 21 Million Project, the world’s first decentralised film and TV production company, which is currently in production on its first, ICO funded project; The Children of Satoshi, which he has written specifically to bring the concept of blockchain and decentralised currencies into the mainstream.

His is an accomplished writer, musician and producer and has a passion for classic cars and world equality through altruism.

Dmitry Koval

Chief Technology Officer
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Dmitry obtained his MSc degree in mathematics in 1997 and has built his entire career around information technologies and information security.

He has gained wide-ranging experience in both large corporate and start-up environments and after working for a few years for Cisco and large systems integrators, he started his first company – Netwell.

Started from scratch, Netwell is now one of the largest value-added distributors in Eastern Europe focused on information security.

The emergence of cryptocurrencies could not leave any serious information security professional indifferent to the possibilities that Blockchain represents, and Dmitry submerged himself into this new world, starting his first crypto project in 2014 – the renowned Bitcoin Futures platform & trading exchange Crix.io.

Since then blockchain technology has experienced tremendous growth, and he quickly recognised the lack of expertise. To address this problem, Dmitry started Blockwise – a consultancy and software development firm focused on evaluating blockchain use cases and implementing blockchain to solve real-world problems.

Obe Ayton

Project Manager
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Obe joined Chainstarter as a ICO Advisor and Project Manager having taught himself to trade crypto currencies.

He is currently responsible for project managing ICOs (token sales) using the Chainstarter Platform working with the founders to deliver successful ICO fund raising.

He has previously worked in the Pension financial services sector and recently helped set up and run back office systems for a brokerage business handling a range of financial products.

Obe is a Double Major student in Accounting and Sports Management having studied at St Johns University New York for 4 years on a sporting scholarship retuned to the UK in 2016.

An accomplished golfer , Obe plays for the Surrey first team and competes in the leading Amateur Golf events around Europe.

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