Meet The Crystal Blockchain Team

Marina Khaustova


Marina Khaustova joined the Crystal Blockchain team as CEO in January 2019 with more than 12 years of entrepreneurial experience in developing global online services and digital marketing strategies. Prior to Crystal, Marina was CMO and co-founder of Element Capital Group, LLC, a digital finance-focused investment bank and asset manager for emerging blockchain industry capital markets. At Element Group, she developed the go-to-market strategy for US blockchain companies, serving as an advisor for fundraising processes. Khaustova also founded several advertising startups, including SeoPult.
Kyrylo Chykhradze

Product Director

Kyrylo joined Bitfury after having worked as an academic researcher for five years, where his areas of focus were graph theory and real-world network analysis. He is deeply involved in forming the global product strategy for Crystal Blockchain. Crystal was developed by the Bitfury Group’s software team – a group of world-class blockchain analysts, award-winning mathematicians and professional software developers – all united by the idea of leveraging blockchain technology to build a better, safer future.
Paul Hughes

Head of Sales

Paul Hughes joins the Crystal Blockchain team with more than 20 years of experience in the banking, payments, and compliance sector. He is an entrepreneur and has built and developed payments businesses and successfully led commercial sales teams. More recently, Paul ran the commercial team at the Open Banking Implementation Entity in the UK, which is recognised as the most successful Open Banking programme globally. Paul has successfully delivered exceptional growth in a number of payments startups including Ukash and Pay By Bank App, amongst others.
Scott Pounder

Head of Investigations

Scott Pounder joins the Crystal Blockchain team as the Head of Investigations with over 16 years of law enforcement experience behind him. In addition to this, Scott has obtained numerous professional qualifications and memberships including a Master’s Level Certification in Advanced Investigative Practice (APCIP). Scott has successfully dealt with high profile and sensitive investigations and has been specializing in Complex Fraud, AML, Cybercrime and Financial Investigations for the last 7 years.
Ana Diundina

Marketing Director, EMEA

Ana Diundina joins the Crystal Blockchain team with more than 9 years of strategic marketing experience. She has led and launched 5+ products from different business domains to the EU, USA and CIS markets. Ana has participated in all stages of product development including post-launch product maintenance and customer support. She has comprehensive experience in influencing all levels of organization management up to enterprise VP level. Ana has dealt with multiple product priorities and navigated with key executives. She owned the overall product vision and roadmap, marketing strategy and further execution, making strategic decisions on the product lines and families.
Kathryn Reynolds

Head of Content

Kathryn joined the digital marketing team at Crystal Blockchain in 2019 after working with Marina at Element Capital Group, LLC, as a copywriter, social media manager, and community support. At Crystal, she leads content creation, editing, and social media. Kathryn currently works as Head of Content for Crystal analytics platform and Shiba500 brand strategy agency. She previously worked over the years as a freelance writer for several notable international startups and agencies including Wunderdogs, Bourbon Creative, and BCNContent.
Zalan Noszek

Business Development

Zalan joined the Bitfury team in 2019, having worked both in the world of financial analysis and consultancy alongside his studies. He received a BSc in International Development with Economics from the University of Bath. Zalan currently works closely with clients from fields including financial services, government services, regulation, and law enforcement from across the globe. In addition to driving growth for Crystal Blockchain, Zalan serves as support for the development and expansion of the blockchain ecosystem with efforts such as spearheading Bitfury’s involvement in the European Commission’s Blockchain Observatory and Forum, as well as addressing client needs with Bitfury’s Exonum.
Sviatoslav Dubovskyi

Business Development

Sviatoslav joined the Bitfury team in 2018. In 2015, he received an MA in International Business where his thesis was on fighting money laundering and terrorism financing in international business. He has worked in the IT industry since 2014, building reliable partnerships with customers and partners from more than 50 countries worldwide. At this time Sviat supports communications with about 100 clients and partners simultaneously, helping them to get maximum value from the Crystal platform.
Artem Semko

Customer Success Manager

Artem Semko joined the Crystal Blockchain team in 2020. Previously, Artem had been working since 2012 with one of the leading distributors of software products in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. Specializing in solutions for the investigation of information security incidents, Artem worked with numerous financial and government organizations in the region, developing an affiliate network and implementing projects to protect companies from potential threats and malicious behavior.

Cryptocurrency Analytics Provider

The Crystal team of world-class blockchain analysts, award-winning mathematicians, and professional software developers, are united by the idea of leveraging blockchain technology to build a better, safer future. We are turning this idea into a reality by designing best-in-class blockchain solutions for virtual asset service providers and regulatory agencies. Crystal was developed by the Bitfury Group’s software team and is distributed worldwide by Crystal Blockchain BV, headquartered in Amsterdam.

The Crystal Blockchain Mission

The Crystal Blockchain mission is to make the cryptocurrency industry safer for everyone. We further transparency and integrity through our blockchain analytics solutions. Our anti-money-laundering tools enable crypto businesses to operate in a safe and secure environment and allow compliance officers to do their job more efficiently. We fight fraud daily alongside digital asset service providers, financial institutions, and government agencies.

Contact Us

Crystal Blockchain

Strawinskylaan 3051, 1077 ZX Amsterdam,The Netherlands

General enquiries

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