Mercuryo is a crypto payment processor co-operated by three companies MoneySwap OÜ, Estonia, Moneymaple Tech Ltd, Canada, and Moneytea Ltd, United Kingdom. MoneySwap is a licensed crypto company, Moneymaple is a registered Money Services Provider (MSB), and MoneyTea is a registered FCA agent.
Estonian Karen Gevorkjan is registered as the sole director of MoneySwap. She is a nominee director who also works at Estonian entities Pradexx OÜ and NYMERIA OÜ, which also operate with crypto licenses.
The acting CEO is the Russian Petr Kozyakov (LinkedIn). He co-founded Mercuryo with his Russian partner Alexander Vasiliev (LinkedIn) and the Moscow resident Greg Waisman (Linked). According to the UK Companies House, UK-registered Moneytea Ltd (formerly Moneyrain Ltd) is controlled by Russian Petr Kozyakov, born in August 1988.
Mercuryo is a Russian crypto payment processor working via companies in the EU, UK, and Canada.
Mercuryo is a merchant service provider offering an API to enable merchants to accept crypto payments and FIAT payments including credit and debit cards.
On Trustpilot, Mercuryo has an “Excellent” trust level with a 4.7-star rating based on several hundred reviews. In February 2022, the company announced that it is serving more than 2 million clients worldwide with its 200 employees.
In January, BaFin warned against working together with Mercuryo.io.
We have discovered Mercuryo as a payment facilitator in several broker scams and therefore include it in our “Red Compliance Light” list.