Pavel has studied the information security since 2003. including topics about advanced cryptography. He also won all-Ukrainian academic competitions several times (2005-2007) and received awards for producing the best student research in 2007 and 2008. Pavel received his PhD in Cryptography in 2012 in the Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics. after publishing a groundbreaking thesis on the securing public infrastructure. Moreover, he is the author of 20 scientific papers. 12 of which are devoted to the blockchain technology and decentralized systems.
In 2014 Pavel cofounded Distributed Lab, a venture, dedicated to building Financial Internet - a network of independent accounting systems that "speak the same language". Distributed Lab moves towards this goal via R&D. government and enterprise projects. collaboration with universities, and standard-setting initiatives. Company is making money and attracted top investors from the financial industry.