Crown Contributors

The Crown Platform is sustained by its global decentralised community that comes from many walks of life. It is an ever growing group of contributors, consisting of developers, advisors, tinkerers, community representatives, friends... Each community member shares a passion for enhancing lives through the marvels of blockchain technology.

The People Behind the Platform

Who is Crown?

Crown aren't just cryptocurrency experts; it’s a thriving community of people who aspire to understand and leverage blockchain technology. Crown’s contributors refine and maintain the platform based on the needs and goals of the community, providing a dynamic development space that members can use to share new ideas and bring them to life. Everyone from the Crown community can participate and share the responsibility of reaching long term goals together.


Artem Brazhnikov

Tech Lead

Artem leverages his 7+ years of industry experience in the development of desktop enterprise applications, networking applications, cryptography, and programming languages to spearhead the development of the Crown Platform. When he isn’t creating cutting-edge technologies for Crown, Artem enjoys playing guitar and traveling.

Ashot Khachatryan

C++ Developer

Ashot is a seasoned software engineer with deep experience in C++ Linux/Unix development. His extensive understanding of machine learning, algorithms and Linux driver development make Ashot a key contributor to the Crown development team. In his free time, Ashot enjoys reading, music and riding his bike.

Luke Bettles

Business Development

Luke is a gifted app developer for the Crown Platform with a penchant for gadgets and football. When he isn’t contributing to Crown, Luke enjoys spending time with family, determinately adding to his coin collection and listening to music.

Olya Suhovirskaya

Active Community

Olya travels the globe to spread the word about Crown and find suitable partnerships. She's family oriented and loves to keep learning on a lot of subjects; the world of crypto being the latest added to that list.

Edward Morra

System Administrator

Alexander is maintaining the infrastructure and leads the Zendesk support team for Crown. With a background in industrial business management, Alexander helps the Crown team develop smart, innovative software solutions that meet and exceed its users needs. In his free time, Alexander enjoys mountain biking and tinkering with various tech and gadgets in a FABLab (Fabricational Laboratory).

Chris Kibble

Active Community

Chris manages the computer software testing process for Crown. He employs a range of test management software to ensure that the Crown Platform performs optimally. In his free time, Chris enjoys eSports, fondue and comedy.

Dave Midnight


Designer and photographer with 15+ years in the industry. Previously worked in design agencies as well as freelance. Currently running a design and photography company with my wife. Most people call me Dave.

Inigo van Dijk

Web Development

Inigo is a skilled entrepreneur and Crown’s leading web developer. As a digital nomad, Inigo is passionate about discovering the full potential of blockchain technology. He’s also a big fan of windsurfing and believes in the adage that “less is more.”

Dan Ames

Strategy Advisor

Dan is an experienced consultant on cryptocurrency and blockchain payment systems. He aids the Crown team in developing comprehensive strategies that guide our platform toward success. When he isn’t working on innovative system strategies, Dan enjoys mountaineering.

Lez Laig

Community Support

A lover of all-things tech, came into Crown and crypto without any background knowledge at the start of 2016 and has been learning quickly since then. Specialist in noob-to-noob explanations and lover of step-by-steps. Every day is a school day!


Founder of CrownCoin (precursor to Crownplatform)

Jan is a cryptocurrency and blockchain system expert who develops advanced strategies for the Crown Platform. He takes pride in supporting startups with strategic, transparent business initiatives.

Paul Jenkinson

Infrastructure engineer

Paul has been involved in crypto since 2013. He mined BTC for a year, then started his own hosting company. Now he provides and manages a lot of the servers the crownplatform infrastructure runs on.

Víctor Bueno

Marketing Lead

Víctor is a digital nomad with more than 7 years of experience in digital marketing, always focused on performance. Ability to detect new business opportunities, and potential opportunities within the current business model. Strategic and analytical vision. Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and new technologies.

Crown History

Only by Learning Our History Can We See Our Future

The Crown Platform began as nothing more than a distant dream, rising from humble origins into one of the world’s most promising blockchain projects. And while it’s essential to keep our eyes locked on the future, we should never forget the paths we walked to reach the present. Explore this timeline to learn more about Crown’s development history.


Four Bitcoin enthusiasts dreamed of launching a coin called Crowncoin. It all started with a legendary logo

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Crowncoin was fairly launched as a European project (not pre-mined and no ICO)



Several features including BTC Mergemining, Namestamping and Timestamping were implemented


Several Crypto legendaries join the dev team, Thrones Masternodes implemented


Crowncoin was renamed to Crown, project aims to be global as community grows fast


Crown listed on a high profile US based exchange Bittrex


The Crown governance system was implemented to democratically fund the Development of the Crown token


Crown code updated to Bitcoin Core 0.10 and Dash Core 0.12, Crown atomic papers released


A second node layer implemented into the code (systemnodes - 500 CRW collateral)


A breakthrough code release ( making the set up of masternodes and systemnodes very user friendly


A detailed Crown architecture documentation was made public by our lead developer Artem



Crown was listed on one of the largest high profile Asian exhanges - Upbit


Industry first MNPoS system released



Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) framework specifications released



NFT framework v0.13.9.3 released into testnet


Crown Papers

A Human View of the Blockchain

In this series of papers, Crown outlines its plans for a decentralized and incentivized application platform that will diverge from current blockchain technology in a revolutionary way. The final product will be an open, decentralized application platform that provides a cryptographically secure method to harness the many benefits of the next generation of blockchain.

Crown Paper 1.0 - Governance

In this paper, the Crown team provides a brief background on the platform, introduces its governance concepts, and outlines how the project will interact with both the technology and the community.

Crown Paper 1.1 - Identity

In this paper, Crown defines its concept of identity and explores the key driver behind the platform’s development and success.

Crown Paper 2.0 - Introduction & Features

In this paper, the Crown team introduces the core entities that will form the platform, and the design principles it will use alongside the development process.

Crown Paper 3.0 - Applications

In this paper, Crown’s team describes its vision of how applications will fit into the platform, and how the platform will allow those applications to operate as business entities.

Crown Paper 4.0 - Combinations & Permutations

In this paper, the Crown team explains what makes the project unique, detailing some of the proposed use models for its platform.

Crown Paper 5.0 - Symbols, Skyhooks & Survival

In this paper, the Crown team discusses the power and significance of symbols, revealing the meaning behind its namesake headdress.

Crown Paper 6.0 - Sharing & Open Teams

In this paper, Crown contextualizes the relationship between economic, social and technological change, delving into how these connections influence blockchain technology and Crown’s future goals.

Crown Paper 7.0 - A Personal Story

In this paper, one of Crown’s team members describes why he became involved with the platform.

Crown Paper 8.0 - Crown Atomic Features

In this paper, the Crown team discusses three development proposals for the community at large to consider and vote on.