Riccardo is a member of the Monero Core Team, the stewards of Monero and its budding ecosystem. With an academic background in informatics and logistics, Riccardo spent years in software development and the import/export industry. Due to the success of the business he started with his wife, he had enough freedom to start tinkering with Bitcoin in 2011. In 2012 he became involved in various cryptocurrency-related projects.
Riccardo and his wife live along the Garden Route on the coast of South Africa, where he spends weekends pack rafting, hanging out with their six dogs, building and flying multicopters and playing with LEGO.