Our Mission

We are dedicated to building open financial systems to serve the global community. Our solutions enable the freedom and opportunity to save, build, invest, spend, and participate as sovereign individuals. The equalizing values we share are access, transparency, and opportunity. Individual choices, therein, are limitless.

Our Trajectory

October 2015

Install our first ATM machine in Chicago,IL

June 2016

Acquire Bitquick, a leading peer-to-peer exchange

May 2017

Launch ACE, an OTC service

July 2018

First ATM in South America

Aug - Sept 2021

200 Athena ATMs installed in El Salvador & Ley Bitcoin is passed on Sept 7th

September 2021​

Ruru powers  Chivo for the El Salvadorian government

January 2021

ACE OTC services in LatAm

February 2022

ACE - VIDA enables Bitcoin acceptance for real estate buyers

March 2022

ABIT Experience Center launched in SV to share process and learnings on BTC implementation

March 2022

Athena partners with Elektra S.A. de CV to accept Lightning payments at retailers

Ruru facilitates the use of combined digital currency and electronic banking to power economies in need of access and inclusion.

“We developed Athena Ruru to provide financial access to the ‘other 90%’ who are unbanked. Athena Ruru allows users to choose how they want to hold their money – whether they have $1 or $1 million – and to use their money anytime, anywhere. We believe that finally giving access to the financially underserved will stimulate economic participation and create opportunity reinforcing the value of an open financial system.”

Eric Gravengaard | Founder of Athena Bitcoin Global

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Matias Goldenhörn | CEO

“Working everyday at bringing the access of better money (Bitcoin) to people around the world."

Sam Nazzaro | CCO

"Just as the regulatory environment has evolved in the United States and globally, Athena has adapted by more efficiently using processes and people to become a global leader in compliance. Our leaders are committed to growing our ecosystem responsibly using best practices and the latest in compliance technology."

Brian Schwartz | Co-Founder and CIO

"More than being just disruptive, Crypto has the potential to be transformative. Athena has been at the forefront of crypto adoption for years, in ways both big and small. We will continue to be there as the technologies mature and needs change."

Tina Gregory | CFO

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