About Us

Founded in October of 2013, Cryptopay is a wallet and payment platform where merchants and consumers can make transactions with each other while also being backed by the new bitcoin payment protocol.

Cryptopay Team

Dmitry Gunyashov

Dmitry Gunyashov


Dmitry is a long-term bitcoin supporter and has been involved with the blockchain community for more than 5 years. Dmitry was engaged in building e-commerce businesses for more than 7 years and successfully managed the development of multiple payment systems in the past.

George Basiladze

George Basiladze


George has had experience at different investment firms and also holds an in-depth knowledge of financial systems. He’s an experienced professional with a background in PE/VC and corporate finance. He along with Dmitry Gunyashov founded Cryptopay back in 2013.

Alex Kandler

Alex Kandler


Alex has over 10 years experience in payments, finance and banking. His understanding of compliance and pro-business approach make him a valuable asset to our team and ensure that our products and services remain best-in-class when it comes to industry standards and regulations.

Alexey Sidorov

Alexey Sidorov


Alexey has nearly a decade of financial experience, with master’s degrees in Automated Information Processing and in Business Economics, and 6-years audit and consulting experience at the Big4 company. His skills have proved invaluable from a managerial and financial perspective: with the company nearly doubling in size during the past year, Alexey has been instrumental to the continuing growth of Cryptopay.

Velin Vlasev

Velin Vlasev

Card Programme Director

Velin joined Cryptopay specifically to launch and run our new card programme. With experience at some of the biggest card issuing banks in the EU, Velin was an obvious choice for us to bring back our cards.

Tom Bloor

Tom Bloor

B2B Account Manager

Tom has a background in managing multiple high-value accounts, and a thorough understanding of using events and marketing for brand building. Tom, joining our team last November to work on our B2B merchant processing services, was the exact complement we needed to further this aspect of our service.

Misha Savranski

Misha Savranski

Art Director

Misha has been working for over 10 years in various design positions, including 5 years of experience as an art-director at several advertising agencies. Tapping into his knack for art design and broad work background, he’s been the creative force making the design of our site clean, user-friendly, and easy to navigate.

Artem Bulich

Artem Bulich

Head of Mobile Development

Artem joined us a nearly a year ago, and since he began managing our mobile team, we’ve seen our Android app launch to great success. As a result of his work, we can confidently say both our iOS and Android apps are the best in the industry. Not to mention he was the one behind our user favourite, CPay Miner game.

Ana Kalinina

Ana Kalinina

General Support Team Lead

Ana is instrumental when it comes to the inner-management of our support team. Not only that, but she is in charge of our email support channel and is the driving force behind our extensive HelpDesk. She and the whole team are always ready to help our clients with all kinds of problems, so don’t be shy to reach out to us!

Konstantin Gorin

Konstantin Gorin

Tech Support Team Lead

In addition to being our point man when it comes to technical support, Konstantin also is responsible for onboarding and teaching all new customer success specialists to the Cryptopay team. If you’ve been on our Telegram chat then you’ve surely seen him there as well.



Bitcoin payment gateway

The bitcoin payment gateway was the first product released by Cryptopay. We began providing merchants with the ability to accept and send bitcoins without the risk of actually holding bitcoins. Most merchants use our API and SLA guarantee, and we continue developing features to meet their specific needs to this day.

Bitcoin wallet and exchange

The Cryptopay wallet is the core product that laid the foundation for all of our services and products. In 2015 we began offering a wallet that has a simple exchange service. To make it even more convenient, we began offering FLEX accounts and instant exchange options. Whenever a user sends bitcoins to one of these fiat-denominated wallets (GBP/USD/EUR), it is instantly converted into the corresponding currency, and there's no need for additional manual operations.

Prepaid card

The Cryptopay prepaid card was launched in early 2016 and was one of the first digital currency cards on the market. At that time, the card was the first real tool that brought bitcoin to the mainstream. It allowed any bitcoin holder to spend their coins, online or otherwise anywhere traditional payment cards are accepted. Paired with the digital wallet, it allowed users to utilise their bitcoins in day-to-day life.

This first generation of prepaid cards successfully served our users until early January 2018 when WaveCrest, Cryptopay's card service provider, lost its Visa licence.

Mobile application

The iOS and Android apps that allow users to utilise our services on the go.

Card programme

In 2017 we started doing business with a new card issuer and developed the second generation of our prepaid cards. Acting as the programme manager, we were registered with the card scheme and certified it under PCI-DSS. The second generation of cards was completely redesigned. Not only did we update the physical design, but we also improved the functionality of the card, and it was backed by a new technology stack.

After a great start and initial roll-out of the new cards to all Cryptopay users in Q4 2017, we were unfortunately forced to shut this programme down due to a disagreement with the BIN provider.

Gift cards

A gift card for your family, friends, or yourself, backed by bitcoin. They were available for UK residents for use at seven retailers: Amazon, Nike, Debenhams, Tesco, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, and Jet2holiday. The program has stopped its run in May of 2018, and we have moved on to develop new products.

Buy BTC with a credit or debit card

After linking a credit or debit card of their choice, users can buy BTC and have them almost instantly credited to their Cryptopay account. With competitive fees and the option to buy bitcoin using GBP, EUR, or USD, effectively giving users two ways to get bitcoins through our service.

Litecoin wallet and exchange

We now support LTC in our digital wallets. LTC is the second cryptocurrency to be implemented by Cryptopay.

Buy LTC with a credit or debit card

Soon after the release of our LTC wallet and exchange, we began providing users with the option to buy LTC directly with a linked credit or debit card. It works exactly like buying BTC with a bank card.

XRP wallet and exchange

We now support XRP in our wallet as the third cryptocurrency supported by Cryptopay.

Buy XRP with a credit or debit card

Users are able to link a credit or debit card and buy XRP it will then be credited to your Cryptopay account.

Buy Cryptocurrency Now

The newest solution for buying cryptocurrencies through Cryptopay. Verify your identity and purchase BTC or ETH all from the same page within a matter of minutes.

Buy ETH with a credit or debit card

You can now buy ETH with your credit or debit card and it will be credited right to your Cryptopay account.

ETH wallet and exchange

ETH wallet and exchange.

ETH is now fully supported in the Cryptopay wallet.

Russian prepaid cards

Cryptopay now supports prepaid cards that are available for citizens and residents of the Russian Federation. Cardholders have the ability to convert supported cryptocurrencies and then spend and withdraw EUR, USD, or RUB anywhere around the world.

Standalone B2B service

An expansion from our first product. Our payment gateway allows corporate customers the ability to accept and send BTC, ETH, LTC, and XRP without the risk of actually holding them. Each client has the ability to have our service tailored specifically for their individual needs.



European card programme

Card service software for the new card programme integration.

Initial contacts with 3 new card issuers.

NDA and letters of intent to start business operations.

Meetings with heads of finance, compliance, operations, as well as senior business development executives. Unofficial approvals of our business model with card providers in Europe.

Agreement with card manufacturer and receipt of first plastic cards samples. Contract with DHL, allowing deliveries worldwide.

Agreement with our issuing bank to issue some of the first prepaid cards in the Russian Federation.

Multi-tenancy support for the card programme software making the programme adaptable for use by multiple card providers simultaneously.

Official approval by the card issuers.

Legal and Design approvals by the card scheme.

  • Official approval by the card scheme to become an Approved Card Programme Manager;
  • Card programme’s final setup and launch with the already contracted and integrated Issuing Processor.

ERC20 Tokens wallet and exchange

Bitcoin stock brokerage

Bitcoin bank account

P2P platform