Satoshi Citadel Industries is a financial technology company building the Blockchain ecosystem in the Philippines. We seek to usher the financial service industry into a new era by creating Blockchain solutions and strategies that are faster, more efficient, and more accessible compared to traditional methods of using and moving money.
Founded and composed of a homegrown team of passionate entrepreneurs, and recently, with the backing of South Korean tech giant Kakaotalk's investment arm K Venture Group, SCI has pioneered the development of blockchain technology services in the Philippines since 2014.
Our focus on rapid execution and iteration has led to the development of products that represent a key link in the Blockchain ecosystem. Drawing from the team’s track record of success across multiple industries, we inherently understand the unique competencies required to drive business in the local market, and have access to a firmly established network that enables us to tap the resources necessary to provide cutting-edge solutions.
The Blockchain is a breakthrough technology developed only in the last decade. It has created a global, transparent, and decentralized source of value and trust, and the industries it has developed have the potential to change finance and governance the way the internet changed telecommunications and publishing.
Blockchain technology presents exciting new opportunities for innovation in financial services, and SCI is the the pioneering leader in providing proven strategies and solutions.
SCI Ventures Inc.'s wholly-owned subsidiary - Rebittance Inc. - is registered with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) as a Remittance and Transfer Company (RTC)
Type A Remittance Agent with Money Changing (MC) / Foreign Exchange Dealing (FXD)
Virtual Currency Exchange (VCE) service (MSB Registration No. 60-00107-0-00000.)
In the $500 Billion global remittance industry, The Philippines ranks third with $27 Billion received annually. With Blockchain technology, we are able to cut this cost by almost half of the global average.
There is a huge gap to be filled in the Philippine payment processing industry. SCI believes that Blockchain technology, being free and permissionless, will enable every enterprising merchant or business to participate in the internet economy without the costs of traditional payment processors.
The Philippines has one of the fastest growing smartphone penetration rates in the world. Banking, bills payment, and fund transfers will now be done via smartphone - and SCI, using Blockchain technology, is at the forefront of this advancement.
SCI has developed groundbreaking products and services across several financial service industries using Blockchain technology.
Co-founder & Director
A veteran in the logistics industry, currently serving as the president and cofounder of MMG Group of Companies, one of the largest logistics providers in the Philippines. Jardine currently oversees 22 companies and about 600 people that span across numerous industries – from shipping, transportation, construction, financing, warehouse management and even fashion and cosmetics.
After fruitful careers at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Ariba in the US, Sam Kaddoura co-founded BuyBitcoin.ph, the first bitcoin exchange in the Philippines, which sold to Satoshi Citadel Industries in 2015. Post-acquisition, Sam joined the SCI team as CFO and the team later went on to raise $1M+ in seed funding from South Korea’s Kakao Venture Group. The SCI brand continues to grow in Southeast Asia and in November 2017 was one of the first recipients of the Virtual Currency Exchange license issued in the Philippines. Graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Finance from the University of Central Florida.
Co-founder & CEO
Since 2014, John has been building a Bitcoin ecosystem in the Philippines with the help of like-minded partners. John leads the team as CEO, guiding the vision of the company. The rare combination of technical expertise alongside business acumen has allowed him to lead the company’s rapid growth, and his passion for developing Bitcoin technology is reflected in SCI Ventures’ successful products today. John is an entrepreneur and a software developer. Two key skills that has allowed him to build his first venture, Baicapture Inc., from an idea in 2006 into a profitable company today with presence in the Philippines and Singapore. His unique skill set has enabled him to leverage technology to build products that are lucrative and popular.
Co-founder & Chief Community Officer
Miguel the co-founder and the chief marketing officer of SCI Ventures Rebittance. Finishing a degree in Human Resource Management from DLS-CSB, his expertise is in people and communication, which has led him to become a voice for the Bitcoin community since 2014, appearing in print, online, radio, and TV media to educate people about the technology. He also co-founded the Bitcoin Organization of the Philippines, a non-profit SEC registered corp. that aims to promote and protect the industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Randyll has been with Finance and Accounting for 11 years including an exposure to BPO/Call Center industry such as CVG, Xerox, and Infosys. His most recent connection was with Deutsche Bank as Financial Controller for Hong Kong Country Finance and was responsible for all finance reporting activities of HK. This involves ensuring the financial integrity of financial information and systems of the branches and subsidiaries of HK in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, Mauritius, Cayman Islands, and Hong Kong,, maintain tight internal control environment, compliance to its respective local regulations and audit requirements, and support strategic business plans.
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Albert R. Rallonza graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. With 20 years experience in the Financial and Fintech industries, Michael held key leadership and executive positions leading teams in the areas of Finance, Operations, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Compliance and Sales at Citibank N.A., Standard Chartered Bank, Metrobank Card Corporation, East West Bank Corporation and Silvrr ECommerce Inc.
Chief Business Development Officer
Erica Valerio is the Head of Business Development at SCI Ventures Inc and a director of Bitbit EMI Inc. She identifies business opportunities and builds new partnerships to meet the needs of the company. With her background in communications, teaching and sales, she’s able to bridge the company’s products and services into a complimentary market. Erica developed her skills by working as an instructor from University of the Philippines-Diliman, where she also graduated with a degree in Speech Communication.
Chief Product Officer
Eric is the Chief Product Officer focusing on the various products in our platform. Having worked in the intersection of games, user experience and app development for the past 15 years, Eric was the CEO of a venture funded social network called Lifebit and a mobile app development company called FuFu Labs. He joined SCI Ventures Inc.to help improve people’s lives on a more fundamental level.
Head of Legal and Compliance
Rafael Padilla is a commercial attorney who focuses on financial technology, cryptocurrencies and blockchain. He is also a professor of law at San Beda Alabang School of Law where he teaches Legal Interpretation, Constitutional Law, Tax and Transport Law. He has worked with some of the blockchain remittance and financial technology startups based in the Philippines, serving their legal and compliance requirements. He also co-founded the Fintech Philippines Association, a non-profit group that represents the interests of the local fintech community and their financial inclusion agenda.
Works with the Human Resources Department and others as appropriate to develop an effective compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as ongoing training for all employees and managers.
The Business Development Officer is responsible for developing new partnerships and integrations with businesses; assisting the Head of Business Relations in performing various managerial functions of the department as directed, providing a superior level of customer relations and service; and ensuring compliance with client and partner policies and procedures.
Unit 606 GC Corporate Plaza
150 Legazpi Street, Legaspi Village,
Makati City, Metro Manila