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Ilia Obraztsov
Ilia Obraztsov

Ilia Obraztsov

CEO at Smartlands, digital securities investment platform
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Bio Ilia Obraztsov is CEO of Smartlands, a global digital securities issuance and investment platform headquartered in London, UK. Career History Ilia Obraztsov is an experienced technologist, visioner and business leader skilled to deliver efficient and robust proprietary solutions that rapidly facilitate the transformation from the startup phase to a fully funded global enterprise. Over his 10-year career in the technology sphere, Ilia has quickly moved through the ranks of the IT sector growing from a backend engineer in a Russia-based machine learning company to CTO of multiple California-based fintech startups. In this role, he specialised primarily in full-cycle product development: cloud solutions, storage design, fault-tolerant and high load systems, security, event-driven architectures, distributed and scalable apps, blockchain, smart-contract and distributed ledger technologies.


Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services

The Tragic Covid-19 Pandemic Could Be an Opportunity For Fintechs Who Learned The Lesson of 2008

02 Apr 2020

Fintech startups looking to transform current investing trends or disrupt traditional banking are facing their first major test as Covid-19 pandemic bites into the very fabric of our society. As interest rates fall and fearful consumers seek safety in tradition, brand new industries like digital banking and online investing that never experienced ...

Financial Services Regulation

We Need More Clarity to Regulate Digital Assets on a Global Scale

30 Jan 2020

Anyone who has spent more than a day in the space acknowledges the urgent need for more clarity on a host of issues related to digital assets, which is to say that regulating markets for digital assets is going to be one of the main priorities in the years to come. The EU's Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) came into effect on Jan 10 in para...