About Alprockz

Our mission is to make the cryptocurrency market more transparent, safe and trusted for its users, so that we can secure the reputation and future potential of blockchain for future generations.

The Team

Alprockz is the creation of three proven and principled founders from Switzerland who share an ambition for how technology and money can change the world for the better.
We aim to show the world how traditional banking can benefit from embracing blockchain. Our founders, who are personally invested in cryptocurrencies, but professionally steeped in physical banking, are uniquely well placed to do it.
We believe blockchain will be as positively transformative in the world as the Internet has been over the last 20 years. We have applied our deep knowledge of banking and legal protections to create the world’s most dependable cryptocurrency.

Yassine Ben HamidaThe Architect. Focused on the Systems.

Yassine graduated in International Relations from the University of Geneva (The Graduate Institute) and has been working for the United Nations before joining banks such as UBS, Credit Suisse and Julius Baer. He specialized in servicing banks and other non- banks Financial Institutions and held various roles such as Head of Global Cash & Treasury Services or Head of Financial Institutions Emerging Markets.

Alexey BorichevThe Trader. Focused on the Execution.

After graduating from the University of Moscow as an engineer, Alexey has worked for several years in engineering at Sukhoi, before joining prestigious banks such as ING and Promsvyazbank. He held various senior management roles in trading, specializing in FX and Interest Rates, before joining Novatek in Switzerland as CFO.

Gabriel RossettiCTO

Gabriel graduated with honors from the University of Business & Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD, Switzerland) with a Computer Science degree specialized in AI and Distributed Networks. He received the Swiss Engineering Award for his research project/thesis on trait emergence in artificial poplations. When he was not programming autonomous robots he was reverse-engineering things. After graduating he joined a startup where he built a distributed platform for connected objects (IoT) & developed hardware drivers for Linux and MacOSX. Since then he has worked for some of the biggest names in commodity trading and private banking where he specializes in designing greenfield trading, STP and regulatory platforms.

Manuel BanzGovernance

After studying at ETH Zurich, Manuel has worked for UBS in various functions for six years. In 2012 he then decided to embrace the entrepreneurship way and co-founded or supported the creation of multiple Swiss companies combining his experiences from banking, IT and bio sciences.

Marc WalpothLegal & Compliance

After studying law at Geneva and Zurich universities, Marc has been heading the Legal & Compliance of a Swiss bank in Geneva and Zurich, before joining the Swiss regulator, FINMA, in the Team Intensive Supervision of Banks.

Paddy GriffithBranding & Communication

Paddy started his career as a journalist before joining and developing communication agencies. In 2007 Paddy created his own agency, Work Club, serving clients such as Pernod Ricard, Heineken, RB, Sharp and McLaren F1. After having sold his agency in 2016 to Havas, Paddy has concentrated on investing in, and building disruptive companies.

Eduardo de FelipeBrand & Communication

Eduardo is a formally-trained product designer and a seasoned design and creative consultant having worked for prestigious clients such as SEGA, PlayStation, BBC, Sky, Vodafone, Google, BMW, Rolex, etc. In 2008 he set up Pirata – his own London-based and multi-awarded design studio – which he sold to Havas in 2016 before setting himself up as an independent consultant.

Hosam MazawiMarketing Specialist

Hosam is a cryptocurrency consultant, active in the launch and development of projects related to blockchain technology. Hosam has been supporting various ICOs in marketing and business development efforts. Hosam joined Rockz in 2017 and is in charge of coordinating online marketing efforts.

Gustavo ColliardProject Manager & Advisor

Graduated in the AKAD University of Applied Sciences, Zurich with a major in Banking. After working six years for UBS in different functions and leadership positions he decided to continue his career as consultant and since 2015 he has his own consultancy company. Gustavo has more than 20 years considerable experience in the banking sector as well as more than 10 years in managing business and IT projects.

Dmytro GrebennikovBlockchain Project Manager

Dmytro Grebennikov has been leading projects with various specifics and complexity, from Start-Ups to enterprise software development and implementation. Dmytro worked with international customers such as IBM, the European Commission, Raiffeisen Group, etc. Dmytro was an author of creation and implementation of software releases process in Raiffeisen Bank Aval for core banking system Bankmaster and its satellites. He holds many certifications from different software vendors as Microsoft, VMware, Symantec, as well as in Project Management area – PMP, Scrum Master, etc.

Vladimir LiulkaBlockchain Architecture Consultant

Vladimir got his Master Degree in Computer Science (Cybernetics) at Kyiv National University. He used to work in different C-Level roles at software development enterprises since 2005. Vladimir is a serial IT-entrepreneur with a strong background in Blockchain, Data Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence domains. He has 10+ years experience in Software Engineering and Software Consulting areas. Vladimir was awarded as “BEST CIO” in 2012 by “Computer Review” magazine.

Alex HoncharukBlockchain Technology Expert

Alex got his Master Degree in Computer Science at Vinnytsia National Technical University, Ukraine. He specialized in software engineering, developing mobile applications and blockchain technology.

Ilya DydykinIT Specialist

Ilya has had 20 years of experience in software development for a variety of domains, from Air Traffic Management to telecommunications.

Advisory Board

As well as our core team Alprockz has the privilege of drawing on renowned experts in all the key facets of the business – across technology, finance, legal, security and marketing – in our advisory board. These independent experts are mandated to ensure the leaders of the company deliver on the stated vision both as a business and as a future-focused member of the cryptocurrency and blockchain community.

Reza HedayatAdvisor

Reza has immense experience and in-depth knowledge in designing, implementing and assessing security architectures of complex ecosystems. His passion lies in cryptography as well as malware and its underground economy. As the Head of Security Innovation at the Swiss cyber security expert InfoGuard AG, he designs and implements novel security services and solutions concerning emerging technologies such as IoT (Internet of Things) and DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology). In addition, he holds a degree (dipl. Ing. Inf.) in Computer Science from Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur and a M.Sc. in Information Security (with Distinction) from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Vadim KuchinskiyAdvisor

After graduating from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and New Economic School, Vadim embraced a successful career of a currency trader at various international banks. Currently he is an independent advisor to a number of start-ups.

Claudia SiggAdvisor

Claudia graduated in contemporary history, media and communication and anthropology. After her studies she joined the world of advertising and marketing, and has now over 12 years experience in the field. Her talent and passion for consulting has brought her to work with high-end clients including Credit Suisse, Julius Bär, Land Rover, Jaguar and Deloitte.

Niall CartonAdvisor

Niall has worked in Banking for over 21 years. He spent 10 years in London in various roles within Market Risk Management Department and 8 years in Moscow heading up the Financial Markets Department of a European Bank. Now back in head office as global head of FIFM Risk Management. Niall has a broad knowledge of all aspects of Commercial and Investment banking.