Yury Pripachkin held various senior positions in Moscow Commodity Exchange, telecommunications industry (founder and co-owner of «AKADO Telecom»). Graduated the Moscow Aviation Institute, radio engineering specialization. He is the author of more than 80 scientific publications and publications, the winner of the National Prize in the field of science and technology in 1989, the laureate of the Government of the Russian Federation in 2002 in the field of science and technology, Doctor of Technology. In Summer 2017 he sold his stake in AKADO and focused on business activities in blockchain technology, becoming a President of Russian Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (RACIB) in August 2017. RACIB promote the distribution and integration of the blockchain technologies into the Russian economy as well as making legal the use of blockchain electronic currencies.