Athena Bitcoin



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 Saint Louis, MO

May 2017

Launch of an OTC service

July 2018

First ATM in South America

Jan 2020

Transaction closed with GamePlan Inc.

Aug - Sept 2021

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

September 2021​

Chivo for the El Salvadorian government

January 2021

OTC services in LatAm

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

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

“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

Company Metrics



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, Bitcoin has the potential to be transformative. Athena has been at the forefront of Bitcoin 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

"Empowering individuals with equal access to financial systems in order to transact and to be self-directed is not only a matter of fairness, but also a crucial driver of economic growth and innovation. Athena Bitcoin's network of BTMs, global presence and fintech platform expand opportunities to build, learn, save and invest, unleashing the full potential of human talent, creativity, and entrepreneurship and creating more inclusive, dynamic and sustainable communities."

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Business Development

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