Interview with Michael Dalesandro | Founder of RockItCoin

Written by True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

Reviewed by Subject Matter Experts

Updated on March 21, 2023

Michael Dalesandro | Founder of RockItCoin


Success leaves clues.

Finance Strategists sat down with Michael Dalesandro, founder of RockItCoin. He shared his thoughts on the past, present, and future of the company, as well as the insight he gained from running the business.

Who is Michael Dalesandro?

Q: Who are you and what’s your background?

My entrepreneurial path has taken me across many verticals including a role as the CEO of a leading application in the social networking travel space, a founder of a software/atm network focused on the blockchain and bitcoin, and as the principal and managing member behind three broker-dealers in Chicago. My ambitious nature can also be illustrated in my love for giving back to the community. A philanthropist and an animal lover, I’m also the co-founder of a local non-profit animal rescue organization.

In my spare time, I love spending quality time with family and friends. He is always searching for ways to bring others happiness (love entertaining). I enjoy checking out new restaurants in Chicago, Miami, and Cabo, attending the latest in performing arts, and picking up a game of golf when the weather permits. I also have a love for travel and take any chance I can to immerse myself in a new culture. You can find me on the beaches in Cabo, on the cobblestone streets of Florence, or within the hustle and bustle of the markets in Istanbul.

Q: Who has been your biggest influence, and why did they have such a significant effect on you?

While it may be a cliché answer but my father. His commitment to always doing the right thing, being a stand-up person, an amazing husband, and a successful entrepreneur himself. His mentorship with his strong moral character has helped me become the man I am today.

Q: Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your younger self?

Do one thing and do it right.


Q: What is

RockItCoin is a platform to help bring cryptocurrencies to the masses. Our goal is to make it simple for the average person to access this new emerging asset class. With our large network of physical Bitcoin ATMs to our digital presence, we allow people to access this market 24/7.

Q: What makes different from its competitors?

Our people. We have the best customer service, best in bread compliance and we offer a 360 ecosystem from digital to physical.

Q: What led you to start

I have been successful in the trading world, travel tech, and wine vertical. When looking for my next venture I knew I needed to be a part of the Blockchain movement. The idea of the Bitcoin ATM was the perfect extension for me to pursue this.

Q: What has the experience of building the business taught you?

It’s about the people you surround yourself with. You are only as good as your team. For that, I’m blessed to have Ben Phillips as my co-founder and partner.

Q: Where do you see things headed for you and the company in the next 5 years?

RockItCoin will be a household name when it comes to the average person accessing cryptocurrency. Our large network of Bitcoin ATMs is only a start.

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About the Author

True Tamplin, BSc, CEPF®

True Tamplin is a published author, public speaker, CEO of UpDigital, and founder of Finance Strategists.

True is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance (CEPF®), author of The Handy Financial Ratios Guide, a member of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, contributes to his financial education site, Finance Strategists, and has spoken to various financial communities such as the CFA Institute, as well as university students like his Alma mater, Biola University, where he received a bachelor of science in business and data analytics.

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