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BCR Podcast #37: Bitgo's Brazil Custody Play with Juliana Walenkamp

BCR Podcast #37: Bitgo's Brazil Custody Play with Juliana Walenkamp

BitGo's head of Latam joins to discuss the growing role of institutional custody services in Brazil

Olá pessoal,

Juliana Walenkamp is the head of institutional sales for Latam at BitGo in Brazil and has spent time representing other Web3 household names like Ripple, Gemini and Transfero in the region.

In this conversation we dive into the evolution of BitGo as a company since first offering basic multi-sig products in 2013 to becoming a full-fledged qualified custodian that offers a plethora of other products such as liquidity, staking and access to decentralized finance portals through Metamask.

We also touch on:

  • the challenges international companies like BitGo face when entering Brazil

  • why BitGo will be applying for a virtual asset service provider license in Brazil

  • the importance of custodying crypto assets with a regulated or “qualified” custodian with a fiduciary responsibility

  • how institutional interest in crypto products is growing in Brazil

  • the importance of asset segregation practices post-FTX

  • BitGo’s role in the Latam market vis-a-vis competitors like Fireblocks, Coinbase, Gemini, etc.

You can also listen on Spotify. I really enjoyed this conversation with Juliana and I hope you do as well.

You can connect with Juliana on Linkedin.

Have a great week everyone,


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