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Mariana Gospodinova was born and raised in Bulgaria in the 80s and grew up absorbing the country's pivotal regime changes to liberal democracy. She was fascinated by the idea of a cashless society that transacts over the internet. She joined Moneybookers at the beginning of 2004 as one of the first few employees the company had on the ground. She is now building a payment platform that caters for every aspect of traditional finance but is built on a blockchain and is powered by cryptocurrencies.