A bit about us
At BIT5IVE we sell, host, and support the most advanced cryptocurrency hardware available on the market, creating a user-friendly experience for all of our clients. We are constantly researching and building the most advanced hardware to provide the best possible performance for our clients. Our outstanding support staff has the most efficient response time in the industry.
Bit5ive has been deploying miners since 2015 with operations in the Northwestern United States and Europe, with further expansion throughout Scandinavia and beyond. We are rapidly evolving into the largest US-based company in the cryptocurrency mining industry.
Unlike traditional cloud mining companies where you lease hash rate on annual contracts, with Bit5ive you own the hardware outright and your monthly fee covers electrical costs, network, support, insurance, and warranty. Our focus is providing large financial institutional clients, private investors, and individual clients with a user friendly approach to cryptocurrency mining solutions.
Robert D. Collazo Jr
Founder | CEO
Robert Collazo Jr. began his career in the entertainment industry where he worked in the capacity of manager, owner, and operator for various Miami institutions. He later moved on to the real estate industry, where he spearheaded Koala Realty, Koala Mortgage, and Milazo Group Developments, which specialized in large scale land acquisitions and home construction. In 2013, he began learning about crypto currency. What started as a hobby has now evolved into a full-scale, global business. Bit5ive focuses on large, institutional clients and private investors that wish to enter into the cryptocurrency mining space. The company’s success lies in their turn-key approach to an industry otherwise riddled with unnecessary intrigue. Robert started his first mining farm in Doral, Florida which expended to larger projects in Washington State, with other American based facilities along the Northwestern Coast in development. Globally, the company has launched operations in Sweden, with further expansion throughout Scandinavian countries. Bit5ive is soon to be the largest American based company in the mining industry.
Senior Vice President | CTO
From a young age Antonio Oliveira developed an interest in the technology field, spending a lot of time learning about its intricacies. This experience led him to provide operations and management consulting to the hospitality and technology industries for over 10 years. In 2009 what started as a hobby became Antonio’s first endeavor into the crypto currency industry. Four years later Antonio entered into a partnership with Robert Collazo, who was then also establishing himself in the crypto currency industry. Together Antonio and Robert opened and operated the first Bitcoin mining farm in Miami, Florida which consisted of over 450 miners. In 2017, Antonio joined Bit5ive as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Today Antonio spearheads the design and control of current and future productions, business operations, and implementation of securities and technology within the organization.
Bit5ive focuses on large institutional clients and private investor that wish to enter the crypto currency mining space. The company’s success lies in their turn-key approach to an industry otherwise riddle with unnecessary intrigue. Bit5ive expanded to larger projects in Washington State, with other American based facilities along the Northwestern Coast in development. Globally, the company has launched operations in Sweden, with further expansion throughout Scandinavian countries. Bit5ive is one of the largest company in the crypto mining industry today.
Executive Vice President
Born in Long Island, NY, John Fortini grew up passionate about finance. He moved to Miami in 2009 to pursue a career in hospitality and operations. In 2012, John met Robert Collazo and the two have worked together ever since. With Robert’s support and influence, he transitioned into the crypto currency industry, which provided more structure and stability for him and his family. In 2017, John joined Bit5ive as Executive VP, spearheading growth and sales on the personal and institutional level. John has be integral in finding future locations and projects as well as developing the company’s turnkey approach, which has become the cornerstone of Bit5ive.
Moving to Miami in the middle of 1997 ostensibly to go to university, Dan quickly found himself immersed in Miami’s then-vibrant entertainment scene, starting out as a photo and video producer for a major entertainment website and several venues, but quickly found himself being called on for critical technical support duties by several local entertainment venues. Beneath the glitter and sheen of the venue’s public images, he found often cut-rate and budget IT infrastructure housed in adverse conditions, which was an out-of-school educational experience all it’s own. Because of this, Dan learned how to keep often-uncooperative computer systems going, in the toughest of environments.
It was through his involvement in the Miami entertainment industry that he met everyone who is now involved at Bit5ive, where he is now an operating partner and the lead of the support and mining deployment teams, where he takes a hands-on approach to these tasks, which do involve working in adverse conditions such as north of the Arctic Circle at Bit5ive’s Älvsbyn data center.
Head of Sales
Bob McDermand has led a full life and has now settled into the crypto industry – let me share a bit about how he got from there to here.
Bob’s first love was flying. He first became a commercial pilot in Northern California, eventually working for the Kuwaiti royal family and now has his own personal airplane near Lake Tahoe. He followed that up with a successful career as a broker analyst, examing amoung others, Apple Corporation – where he met Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak. They lent him a very early Mac and they facilitated the initial commercial success of Bob’s idea, the mouspad. He manufactured and sold several million through his company Moustrak, Inc..
In 1991, he moved to Tahoe and set out to teach new users how to use the miracle of instant communication by providing them Internet Service. He spent 25 years as an ISP operator in Northern Nevada. During this time, BTC and the crpto world took off and he decided to experiment with different aspects of the crypto industry. He now handles large purchases & sales of mining hardware, commercial power and hosting for crypto miners.
From his experience as sales manager for a high quality miner reseller to his association with Robert Collazo, Bob has developed a reputation for handling large sales and purchases of mining hardware, commercial power and hosting for the crypto industry.
Bob is proud to be associated with Bit5ive, LLC of Miami, FL. His experience with Bit5ive has been nothing but positive and he looks forward to a long and fruitful relationship.