Esteban Ordano

Co-founder of Decentraland

Esteban Ordano is a software engineer and a co-founder of Decentraland, the first blockchain-enabled virtual world powered by cryptocurrency. He has been involved in the development of Decentraland since 2015, along with his fellow co-founder Ari Meilich. Decentraland allows users to buy, create, and monetize their content and experiences on virtual plots of land as NFTs via the MANA cryptocurrency, which uses the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains.

Ordano has contributed to the research and growth of blockchain technology for over a decade, helping people understand and work with this emerging technology. Prior to Decentraland, he co-founded Zeppelin Solutions, a smart contracts development company, and invented Streamium, the first app implementing payment channels, a crucial technology for scaling blockchain payments. He also worked as a software engineer for BitPay, one of the leading payment services in cryptocurrencies, where he co-created Bitcore, one of the leading Bitcoin infrastructure libraries.