Russian Changelly, Atomic Wallet, ChangeNOW, Guarda, Ink.one, Evercode Lab

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Given the popularity of the topic
ChangeNow.io (Evercode Lab) - Scam. Illegally holding of 100 BCH (11 bitcoins)
and the appearance of new accusations in a selective scam it's time to talk about people associated with ChangeNOW.io

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ChangeNOW.io and Evercode Lab

This is a last page of NOW token whitepaper. They deleted this page at the escalating of 100 BCH conflict - when information about these people began to be published (approximately on July 20).
Screenshot from 2018-08-31 18-32-40.png
Backup (almost the same version): https://nofile.io/f/WM6hw9ZdNkS/WhitePaper._NOW_Token._v1.2.pdf

Roman Lapin, CEO
Sergey Sokratilin, Product Manager
Peter Sergeev, Lead Developer
Denis Kulikov, Full Stack Developer

Roman Lapin and Peter Sergeev "were" founders of St. Petersburg software company Evercode Lab ltd.
https://evercodelab.com/

They were founders until August 15, 2018
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But then the founders were changed
https://zachestnyibiznes.ru/company/ul/1137847068017_7804502846_OOO-EVERKOD-LAB
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Brusov Ilia Vladimirovich
Sokolov Pavel Alexeevich

It should be said that in the beginning of August company Evercode Lab fled its office
St. Petersburg, Ligovsky prospect, 50, building 13, office 28, +7 812 646-96-32
Already more than a month has passed, but the site still has old address. And if you call this number, they will not tell you new address.

Also Roman Lapin removed all information related to ChangeNOW from his pages
https://postimg.cc/image/b52djluz5/
https://postimg.cc/image/i8a8z5nj5/
https://postimg.cc/image/odwzy37rl/

Let's try to understand who the new founders are

Ilia Brusov

From Atomic Wallet whitepaper:
CTO, Co-Founder, expert in blockchain, security and highload. Has 6+ years of experience in highload projects’ development, 4+ years of experience in blockchain development. Designed and launched cryptocurrency billing system last year.

Management board member of ATOMIC PROTOCOL SYSTEMS OÜ:
Pay attention to the address: Tornimäe tn 5, 10117, Tallinn linn, Harju maakond (Estonia)
http://creditreports.ee/atomic-protocol-systems-ou
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Pavel Sokolov (Paul Sokolov)

April 2011 — August 2017
Biggest Cryptocurrency instant exchange service — Blockchain/Cryptocurrency, COO. Created, launched and managed an innovative blockchain company: crypto-currency exchange (over 40 employees under command). [It seems that he wrote about Changelly]

August 2017 — present
Guarda wallet (www.guarda.co) - Blockchain/Cryptocurrency, Founder, CEO
ChainThis (www.ChainThis.com) - Founder, CEO

Management board member of GUARDARIAN OÜ
Pay attention to the address: Tornimäe tn 5, 10117, Tallinn linn, Harju maakond (Estonia)
https://creditreports.ee/guardarian-ou
Screenshot from 2018-09-11 19-13-46.png

His curriculum vitae: https://github.com/ZcashFoundation/Elections/blob/master/2018-Q2/Board-Nominations/Sokolov_selfnomination.md
Backup: https://nofile.io/f/4qvhdgGX7XK/Pavel_sokolov_CV.pdf

Let's just list the employees of the services listed above and try to understand how these companies are close to each other:

Atomic Wallet

https://atomicwallet.io/download/atomicwallet-whitepaper.pdf
Backup: https://nofile.io/f/m0f8vzkvDbf/atomicwallet-whitepaper.pdf

Team
Business

Konstantin Gladych​, CEO, PhD in data science with 3 years solid experience in blockchain and cryptocurrencies, 10 years in IT. Konstantin is well-known as the co-founder and ex-CEO of https://changelly.com/​ , biggest cryptocurrency instant exchange with over 2 millions active customers monthly and $0.5bln in monthly turnover. Konstantins interests are: decentralization, custody-free solutions, p2p exchangers. ​ https://www.linkedin.com/in/gladkos/​ , ​ https://twitter.com/gladkos

Paul Sokolov, Chief product officer, has three years experience in blockchain, 10 years in fintech, 2 years of which in COO position at top-20 cryptocurrency exchange. Certified banking cards security and business expert. Launched over 6 successful projects within last five years (​ https://guarda.co​ , ​ https://chainthis.com​ , ​ https://changenow.io​ ). Paul’s interests are: cryptocurrency exchanges, wallets, smart contracts, financial inclusion. ​ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sokolovpaul/

Charlie Shrem, Strategic Advisor and Visionary, is an American entrepreneur and bitcoin advocate. In 2011 he co-founded the now-defunct startup company BitInstant, and is a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, formerly serving as vice chairman. https://twitter.com/charlieshrem

Simon Yu​, Advisor, CEO and cofounder at ​ https://www.stormx.io/​ project, micro-tasks application to earn cryptocurrency for millions of users. Raised $32M in token sale, advised by Bill Shihara (Bittrex), Anthony Di Iorio (Jaxx), Charles Hoskinson (Cardano/ADA) and others.

Simon Dixon​ , Advisor, CEO of online investment platform BnkToTheFuture.com who have invested over US$250m in FinTech companies, like BitFinex, Bitstamp, Kraken, BitPay, ShapeShift, Exodus and over 40 others. ​ https://twitter.com/simondixontwitt https://www.linkedin.com/in/simondixonbankingreform/

Tech

Ilia Brusov, CTO, Co-Founder, expert in blockchain, security and highload. Has 6+ years of experience in highload projects’ development, 4+ years of experience in blockchain development. Designed and launched cryptocurrency billing system last year.

Roman Lapin, Project manager, in web development since: 2006. ​ https://github.com/memphys Blockchain experience: building Block Explorer, working with RPC protocols of multiple currencies, developed mobile light wallet, developed atomic swap for ETH\BTC, developed web light wallet, working multiple exchanges API and markets data (cryptocompare, coinmarketcap etc.)

Alexandr Dorozhkin, Backend Developer, in development since: 2013. ​ https://github.com/remedge His Blockchain experience is: building Block Explorer, developed mobile light wallet, working with RPC protocols of multiple currencies, working multiple exchanges API and markets data (cryptocompare, coinmarketcap etc.)

Denis Kulikov, Backend Developer, in web development since: 2013. ​ https://github.com/altingfest His Blockchain experience is: building Block Explorer, working with RPC protocols of multiple currencies, built web light wallet, Working multiple exchanges API and markets data (cryptocompare, coinmarketcap etc.)

Alexey Kalina, Full Stack Developer, in development since 2014. ​ https://github.com/waterelder His Blockchain experience is: building High load Block Explorer, Working with RPC protocols of multiple currencies, development of mobile light wallet, working multiple exchanges API and markets data (cryptocompare, coinmarketcap etc.)

Ink Labs Foundation Ink.one

https://ink.one/about_us
Backup: https://postimg.cc/image/b0src8sv1/

Co-founders
Tsukikawa Yuu, Japan Co-founder
Walter Komarek, Europe Co-founder
Choi June, Korea Co-founder

Developers
Alexey Kalina, Core Developer Russia
Pavel Sokolov, Core Developer Russia
Alexandr Dorozhkin, Core Developer Russia
Denis Kulikov,
Dmitrij Konstantinov,
Nikolay Baranov,
Roman Lapin,

Investors and supporters
David Park,
Alex Kotenko,
Sergei Chmel,
Eugene Tartakovsky,
Bruce Elliot,
Cameron Chell,
Stefano Schiavi,

Results

Konstantin Gladych

Changelly, CEO, Co-Founder
Atomic Wallet, CEO (the address of company: Tornimäe tn 5, 10117, Tallinn linn, Harju maakond)

Ilia Brusov

Atomic Wallet, Co-Founder
Evercode Lab, Founder

Pavel Sokolov

Guarda wallet, Founder, CEO (the address of company: Tornimäe tn 5, 10117, Tallinn linn, Harju maakond)
(probably) Changelly, COO
Atomic Wallet, Chief product officer
Ink.one, Core Developer
Evercode Lab, Founder

Roman Lapin

ChangeNOW, CEO
Everode Lab, Founder
Atomic Wallet, Project manager
Ink.one, Developer

Peter Sergeev

ChangeNOW, Lead Developer
Everode Lab, Founder

Denis Kulikov

ChangeNOW, Full Stack Developer
Atomic Wallet, Backend Developer
Ink.one, developer

Alexey Kalina

Ink.one, Core Developer
Evercode Lab, Developer

All these people are from St. Petersburg (I'm not sure about Konstantin Gladych). ATOMIC PROTOCOL SYSTEMS OÜ and GUARDARIAN OÜ are offshore companies. Estonia is popular offshore zone for Russia businessmen. And also this is the closest country for St. Petersburg.

I don't think that Changelly is managed from Russia but the fact that all these companies are extremely close to each other is undeniable. These people work together in all companies. It's just one big St Petersburg family.

PS: These people have such nice addresses
hello@atomicwallet.io
hello@guarda.co
hello@evercodelab.com
but unfortunately they ignored all the emails sent to them :(

2018-09-18

Yesterday Сhangelly announced a new CEO Ilya Bere (backup)
They said that he became a CEO on September 1 (backup)
But it's strange that the news about the change of CEO began to appear only yesterday (just google it)

It also looks strange because the former CEO Konstantin Gladych wrote about his departure from Changelly on September 10 (backup)

There is also some doubt about one more point... These people were notified of "this story" on September 9th. September 9th, the information about strong connection between the companies were sent to Atomic, ChangeNOW, Guarda, Ink, Evercode Lab. September 10th, the information were sent to Changelly.

It is also necessary to say that the new CEO Ilya Bere is also from St. Petersburg. At the moment, his linkedin page shows Estonia, but if you look at the companies in which he worked before, it turns out that almost all of them are in St. Petersburg. He as well as Roman Lapin (ChangeNOW CEO and Evercode Lab co-founder) studied at St. Petersburg university ITMO.

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Hello! Unfortunately, the topic starter doesn't mention anything related to Guarda services. If there's an issue with the wallet's functions, we'd be happy to help.

P.S. Thanks for your publicly-available-data creation! To find out more about our company, you're welcome to our site guarda.co. To check out our opensource contributions, visit Github.com. If you're interested in some specific info, you can write on hello@guarda.co. Paul Sokolov, Guarda's CEO, is open for interviews.

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No, it's 100% related. Your Sokolov Pavel Alexeevich is co-founder of Russian company (Evercode Lab) that illegally hold another's property

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If you'll have any difficulties or issues with using Guarda Wallets, please, don't doubt to re-contact us. Have a great day!

As we can see, the transaction in question wasn't performed via our service, hence, as the author's concern doesn't relate to us, we do recommend the user to contact the relevant authorities directly.
In comparison with other new companies, Changelly was established in Prague and has been providing a trustworthy service for 2M customers for more than 3 years. It is also important to mention that our former CEO left Changelly and started his own project. In case you have any questions about our company, please contact us so we could clarify the matter.

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It is also important to mention that our former CEO left our company and started his own project.

When? Give the date please. I see his face in your subreddit. But anyway he is co-founder of this service and real beneficiary.

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Your investigation is not worth a penny, I know the reason for this publication. The fact is that one guy, trying to exchange 100 BCH through changenow, used a fake ID. His transaction was stopped, and the company launched an investigation, asking the client to send a real ID to return the coins. This guy, wanting to remain anonymous, began a crusade against changenow, accusing them of fraud ( and this is the man who forged ID!!) He offered money for spreading a bad word about company, so you see this review "zero information" One person has gathered facts about the activities of the troll team, you can find it here.https://medium.com/@arennathan9/changenow-scam-or-review-how-ni23457-blackmails-the-exchange-978c483ef81a

And finally the main thing. The exchange returned the user's funds in mid-October,after receiving legal confirmation. That refutes all allegations. The only problem with n123457 is the desire to remain anonymous by submitting a fake.