Meet the C-level crew behind Kattana

3 min readMar 22, 2021

To make sure Kattana really is the terminal that pops in the mind of every crypto trader, the project has assembled a top-notch team of experts in their field, each with years of passionate involvement in the blockchain space.

At the very core is Ilya Demydonok, the CEO of Kattana. Ilya has previously served as Head of PR at an international digital agency. There, he set industry examples for excellence in public relations and digital marketing. With a limited budget and time constraints, Ilya got his clients covered by all the top financial publications, including Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Bloomberg.

Before crypto debit cards went mainstream, as the CBDO of the Keymano project, Ilya forged key strategic partnerships with Mastercard to issue non-bank debit cards linked to the Keymano crypto wallet along with an instant currency conversion system.

Ilya’s particular expertise in financial products and connecting the crypto space with traditional finance powerhouses have been instrumental in building Kattana as a sophisticated and powerful financial tool. His expertise will be even more crucial and raise awareness about Kattana among both DeFi and traditional finance professionals.

Dmytro Bieliaiev became the CTO of Kattana after 9 years of developing elegant products.

For example, he developed and scaled Kontentapps into a powerful on-demand service provider for application development in addition to developing many more projects that have attracted thousands if not millions globally.

Nonetheless, it’s when the project relates to crypto trading or blockchain development that the brilliance of his code and architecture really shines through. As a true blockchain believer with extensive trading experience, he is able to develop Kattana as a trading-native platform, rather than adapting/patching blockchain code to the trading use case. The result is a smooth, lightning-fast trading experience with the blockchain level so well abstracted to not even be noticeable by most users.

Hariss Younes is the CMO of Кattana. While most crypto projects first focus their marketing and customer service on one market, usually the United States, Kattana will stay true to Defi by thinking about traders around the globe. As a polyglot, Younes is leading that effort. He came to Kattana after his work at other Defi projects where he used all the knowledge acquired in Byzantium agency, the renowned fundraising, and marketing agency, which gave him an inside look at how various crypto projects work from 2017 to 2019. Learning from that experience, Younes has a masterplan for making Kattana the hottest crypto project both during launch and in the long-term. Since he has been crypto trading for the past 4 years, he understands the psychology of crypto traders perfectly, including all the specific needs, wants, and concerns.

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Kattana is a cross-chain trading terminal for DEXs and CEXs. Working with Trading Big Data gives users the ability to trade in real-time on a variety of chains.