Meet the Team: Dave O'Callaghan

1. What made you decide to pursue a career in Bitcoin?

When I first heard about Bitcoin, I thought it was just a cool technology. Then as I started to read more about it I realized how broken and unfair our financial systems are. Bitcoin gives us the chance to fix this. It’s an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work on something that can benefit all mankind.

2. What’s your role at River Financial?

I'm working on developing the first iOS app for River.

3. What did you do before joining River?

For the last 10 years I've been developing apps for corporations to startups and everything in between.

4. What projects or advancements do you think are most exciting in the Bitcoin space right now?

I'm a software guy but I'm fascinated by the evolution of the hardware wallets and nodes. The speed at which it's improving is incredible.

5. Where do you see Bitcoin in 10 years?

I think people will be able to use Bitcoin without having to know how it all works. They'll be able to easily acquire it, keep it and use it as they see fit.

6. Describe Bitcoin in 5 words or less.

Freedom from monetary slavery.

7. What are some of your favorite hobbies or interests?

If I'm not programming, I love spending time outside with my family.