About Us

Mission

To support innovation in Gibraltar by helping companies with credible teams and projects to establish their presence in our crypto-friendly jurisdiction and become a valuable member of our reputable ecosystem. We adhere to the following principles:

Compliance

Proper consideration and compliance with the applicable laws. Providing credible and substantiated reasons, where specific rules do or do not apply to your individual project.

We support and address the regulatory principles and requirements of the Gibraltar Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) regulatory regime where applicable.

Transparency

The project goals should be presented clearly and those seeking to raise or benefit from funds raised within our jurisdiction must present themselves candidly.

Accountability

The project should strive for appropriate and independent accountability by those involved in its design or control towards its stakeholders.

Alignment

There should be appropriate alignment of interests between those involved in its design or control towards its stakeholders.

Security

Appropriate regard for the security of the funds raised and value contributed by investors and participants to safeguard the value of that investment.

Team

Julian Jarvis

CEO

Julian is a qualified lawyer and businessman who has been involved in some of the most interesting and relevant phases of innovation and growth in technology related businesses. Starting as a lawyer with AOL (America Online, AOL Time Warner) in the centre of the first dot-com boom and then later as a pioneer in regulated online egaming including involvement in the management team for the first and biggest FTSE IPO for an egaming company (PartyGaming Plc), he thrives in the effort to combine innovating technologies with establishing sustainable business-models which can benefit a wide range of stakeholders. Julian has also acted as advisor, co-founder, director and investor in several businesses. Julian is also a qualified Non-Executive Director (Financial Times NED Diploma) and an approved Experienced Investment Fund Director in Gibraltar.

Marek Mahdal

COO

Experienced professional with skills at the crossroads of technology, business administration and finance. Over 15 years experience of transforming business ideas into successful commercial operations in software development and online IT services. His past ventures include e-commerce companies in music entertainment, SME accounting software solutions and regulated online gaming software products.

Marek's responsibilities at Rockchain include:

  • Technology due diligence and consulting
  • DLT market research
  • Digital asset analysis
  • Investment & Custody Management
  • Trade Execution and reporting

Timothy Mahapatra: Non-Executive Director

Timothy Mahapatra works with Rockchain as a  strategic advisor and Non-Executive Director. Timothy is a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP  based in London with specific responsibility for Corporate Development. He is also Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Mi-C3 International Limited which is a fast growing global  software business based in Malta. Until May 2017, Timothy had been a partner at Deloitte based in the UK where he had been the Global Managing Director for Deloitte’s Financial Advisory business and a member of  the Deloitte Global Executive Committee and the UK Executive Committee. Timothy has significant knowledge of  global markets particularly in relation to M&A ,where he has served many Corporate and Private Equity clients, as well as having a strong track record of creating and growing new businesses across many markets. Timothy is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and has a MBA from Manchester Business School.