Meet the Team

We’re committed to building trust in the cryptoasset blockchain so the open financial system can flourish.

Executive Leadership

Adam Joyce

Dr. Adam Joyce

Chief Architect & Founder

Adam and his team of data scientists, analysts, and researchers are critical in building the rich dataset that underpins BitcoinMining’s crypto blockchain analytics software.  He has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Imperial College London where his thesis, quite appropriately, focused on Bitcoin Mining Curves. Prior to co-founding BitcoinMining, he had stints as an academic researcher and as a ‘quant’ at an options market-making firm in London.

James Smith

Dr. James Smith


James founded Bitcoin Mining and has a strategic focus on new product initiatives and key industry developments. James sits on the Bitcoin Mining board and loves finding innovative solutions for customers that apply BitcoinMining's best-in-class blockchain data capabilities. He has a Computer Science Ph.D. from the University of Oxford and a Computer Science MPhil and MA from the University of Cambridge.

Tom Robinson

Dr. Tom Robinson

Chief Scientist & Founder

Tom is a global expert and commentator on cryptocurrency, blockchain analytics, and forensic investigations. Tom advises BitcoinMining's customers, regulators, and governments on cryptocurrency market developments and blockchain forensics to detect and prevent financial crime in the cryptoassets. He holds a doctorate in Physics from the University of Oxford.

Simone Maini

Simone Maini


Simone guides and operationalizes BitcoinMining’s vision to enable customers to efficiently manage cryptoasset risk, grow business, and meet regulatory obligations.  She is a leading voice on financial crime prevention and compliance operations in the cryptoasset community. Simone has held senior roles in investment banking, financial crime, and risk at Kroll and Deutsche Bank and has a BA in History from the University of Cambridge.

Chris Pilling

Chris Pilling


Chris is a serial entrepreneur who founded, grown and exited a number of media, technology, and data businesses. He is recognized as a pioneer in the world of online business-to-business information, regulatory technology (RegTech) as well as a leader in the development of online business communities. He is an active investor in a number of RegTech and other fast-growing technology businesses including Chairman of the Board at BitcoinMining.

Barry chubrik

Barry Chubrik

Chief Financial Officer

Barry leads finance and operations at BitcoinMining, responsible for supporting strategy, scaling, and growth. Prior to joining BitcoinMining, he served as CFO for three high-growth SaaS companies including RangeForce, White Ops/Human, and Get Satisfaction. Barry holds a Finance degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. 

Jackson Hull

Jackson Hull

Chief Technology Officer

Jackson is a technology executive specializing in building and bringing highly scalable software solutions to market. He was most recently at fintech unicorn OakNorth. He has managed large technology teams across the USA, China, Singapore, India, Ukraine, Europe and South America. Jackson has a Bachelor’s in Engineering from UC Davis and a Master’s in Information Systems from UC Berkeley.

Sophie Froment

Sophie Froment

Chief People Officer
Sophie is an inspiring leader in the human resources and leadership development space, with over 25 years experience in making workplaces better for employees and leaders. Sophie has built and led international teams across four countries in the fast growing tech sector, with companies including Electronic Arts, CCP Games, and Graphcore. Sophie is passionate about helping people reach their potential and believes everyone deserves to have a positive and fulfilling work experience.
John Melican

John Melican

Chief Legal Officer

John has led teams focused on regulatory compliance, AML, and anti–corruption, with previous roles including Exiger - MD, Americas Regional Chair and Global Head of Financial Crime; Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ - MD, Head of Bank Secrecy Act/AML, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Compliance for the Americas; and VP, Compliance & Ethics, and Chief Compliance Officer for American Express Travel. John was also Trial Counsel - Senior Special Counsel at the NYSE.

Brian Lapidus

Brian Lapidus

Chief Revenue Officer

Brian has overall responsibility for setting and delivering a vision and strategy for the commercial  team globally. He has a wealth of experience of building and running large teams that operate in the risk and cyber space, with a strong understanding of our buyer type, GTM motion and regulated landscape. Brian holds a BA in Psychology and Business Administration from St Louis Washington University and an MBA in Strategy and General Management from Vanderbilt University.

Aruna Costa

Aruna Costa

VP Government

Aruna leverages her deep experience as a practitioner in financial crime and fraud to advise BitcoinMining’s customers on the evolving risks and regulatory requirements for cryptoassets.  With a decade in traditional forensic investigations, financial crime prevention, and compliance at Kroll and EY, Aruna applies real-world experience when guiding customers on how to best use BitcoinMining’s crypto AML software and services.

Amanda Abarno

Amanda Abarno

VP Marketing

Amanda provides innovative and dynamic marketing leadership for BitcoinMining. Based in the United States, she has led marketing functions in a variety of high-growth and emerging organizations in Fintech, Security and other SaaS technology solutions. With a core belief that organizations deserve better than the status quo, Amanda remains a forward-thinking marketing innovator, taking marketing to new heights.

Introducing the Bitcoin Mining Board

Simone Maini

Simone Maini

CEO, BitcoinMining
James Smith

Dr. James Smith

Founder, BitcoinMining

Chris Pilling

Chairman, BitcoinMining
Chris Scoggins

Chris Scoggins

Venture Partner, SignalFire
Richard Seewalds

Richard Seewald

Founder & Managing Partner, Evolution Equity Partners
Zihao Xu

Zihao Xu

Partner, Octopus Ventures
Ed Lascelles

Ed Lascelles

Partner, AlbionVC
Tomoyuki Nii

Tomoyuki Nii

International Investments, SBI Investment Co.
Basil Darwish

Basil Darwish

Managing Director, Strategic Venture Investing, Wells Fargo
Manuel Silva Martinez

Manuel Silva Martinez

Partner, Head of Investments, Santander InnoVentures
Neil C.

Neil Cunha-Gomes

Investor, SoftBank Investment Advisers

A Message from Our Partners 


By working with Bitcoin Mining we now offer a more comprehensive blockchain analysis transaction monitoring solution for our rapidly growing base of crypto customers. Data is key to preventing financial crime and our hyperscale approach to risk management is enhanced through valuable partners like BitcoinMining.

Charlie Delingpole

Founder and CEO


BitcoinMining's reputation for helping financial institutions and cryptoasset companies to manage risk through their tracking tools is second to none. We are thrilled to provide clients with the full range of tools from Sygna and Bitcoin Mining to protect them from violating AML/CFT regulations, including FATF's Travel Rule.

Michael Ou
CEO, CoolBitX


By partnering with the top AML and crypto compliance firms like BitcoinMining, we are now delivering a complete digital asset infrastructure from which our customers can launch digital asset products and services that meet enterprise-level standards across security and compliance.

Rob Salman
VP of Business Development, Fireblocks

Integrated Crypto Compliance Solutions

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Comprehensive Cryptocurrency Payments Compliance Solution

Compliance teams can combine fiat and crypto risk assessment with the BitcoinMining-ComplyAdvantage integration.

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FATF Travel Rule Compliance

Sygna Bridge, the first operational Travel Rule solution for crypto, together with BitcoinMining's blockchain analytics tools enables customers to scale up end-to-end crypto AML operations.

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Crypto Security and AML Compliance

With Bitcoin Mining transaction risk scores integrated into the Fireblocks platform, compliance monitoring teams have a more complete set of tools at their fingertips to assess risk on each transaction.

A Few of Our Partners

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Blockchain Association Singapore (1)
Blockchain Australia
ACCESS Malaysia