Richard Caetano is an entrepreneur and software developer living in Paris, France, and was originally raised on a dairy farm in the middle of California. He discovered a strong interest in software development at an early age. Over the years, he has designed and developed systems ranging from agriculture process automation and government accounting to high-tech security, digital music, and mobile video games. In 2011, Richard found the Bitcoin whitepaper and experienced a paradigm shift. After realizing the potential of this new technology, he changed course, and since then has been evangelizing this powerful new technology to the world. He launched an early application called btcReport, which leverages good design to bring news and information to those interested in Bitcoin. Since then, he has been speaking at conferences and meetings to help spread the word about Bitcoin. In 2015, he launched Stratumn, a company focused on helping developers build transparent, easy-to-audit, and secure applications by using the blockchain, the technology that powers the Bitcoin currency.