George Goognin is co-founder of Karma, a cross-border SME P2P loans marketplace that raised $10 million in 2017. The platform is 100% legally compliant and working based on its own blockchain technology. He is a board member of the Mile Unity Foundation, a public benefit international organization educating governments and enterprises on how to apply blockchain technologies to provide equal access to cross-border transactions, trade, investments, and money remittance. He is also the vice chairman of the Blockchain Experts Chamber of the Russian Parliament. Prior to this, George worked in automation of large financial corporations and e-commerce companies from 2008 to 2017. He launched his first countrywide online startup, dedicated to public transport routing in 2008.