• Serhiy Tron was born in 1984 in Kamianske, Ukraine and grew up in a hardworking city.
• At 16, he started his own heavy fuel oil supply company that had grown to 120 gas stations and 5 oil depots by 2010.
• In 2011, he invested in Citi Commerce Bank and expanded its footprint from 40 to 185 branches before being faced with the Maidan Revolution of 2014.
The Life of Serhiy Tron
Serhiy Tron was born in 1984 in the Ukrainian city of Kamianske (formerly Dniprodzerzhynsk). His mother was an accountant and father worked for 25 years in the military before working with victims of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. At age ten, he began boxing which would become a lifetime passion until an injury forced him to quit at 19.
At age 16, Tron decided to put all his energy into entrepreneurship and launched a heavy fuel oil supply company while taking classes at university during evenings. By 2010, it had grown to 120 gas stations and five oil depots near Luhansk and Donetsk. He also invested in technology that allowed him to clean oil tanks and sell extracted sediment. In 2011, he bought into Citi Commerce Bank which soon grew from 40 to 185 branches with a capitalization of almost $1 million.
The Maidan Revolution
February 2014 saw the beginning of the Maidan Revolution which brought political instability across Ukraine that caused financial turmoil for Tron’s businesses. This led to bank shutdowns as well as having his assets frozen by both Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian government alike who suspected him of financing terrorism activities or money laundering via his business ventures. Despite this challenge, Tron stuck it out through court battles until ultimately managing to regain control over his finances through legal means by 2018.
It was during this time that Tron discovered Bitcoin when searching for ways to stabilize his finances against rapid inflation rates due to economic unrests caused by revolution events unfolding around him. After doing some research on cryptocurrency projects like Ethereum, Ripple or Monero, it was Bitcoin’s trustless nature that drew him in and made him decide to focus on learning how it works so he could use it for financial security purposes within his businesses operations going forward instead of relying solely on traditional banking system anymore .
A Passion Project
Tron eventually found himself drawn into open source software development after learning more about Bitcoin’s decentralized network structure inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper vision published back in 2008 – something he could relate too after having experienced firsthand what authoritarian power can do first hand living through Soviet Union era growing up himself.. His passion project today is helping build software solutions using blockchain technology with an aim towards bringing stability back into world economy again from ground level up one step at a time just like he did when starting out making heavy fuel supply business back when still teenager only few years ago..