Esthon is founder & CEO of RioBlockchain – a start-up that enables bill payment with Bitcoin, and also plans to add a payment gateway to help merchants get onboarded to accepting Bitcoin. He is a strong believer in the new wave of economic freedom that Bitcoin will bring. Esthon has been working with Bitcoin and blockchain technology since 2014. He is the developer of the “Satoshi Shotgun”, which allows testing of high volumes of Bitcoin transactions. Esthon wrote a book about Bitcoin that is on Amazon Brazil.

Before dedicated his time to Bitcoin, Esthon had a long career as an IT Professional for IBM, extending 37 years across many areas: Application Development, IT Security, Network, IT Consultant, IT Architect, Linux, Cross Platform Servers, Mainframe, z/VM, z/OS, People Management, cloud computing and virtualization. His extensive career for IBM has prepared him well for supporting Bitcoin SV, and its vision to massively scale Bitcoin to be the global enterprise blockchain.