I met up with Jorge Borges, who heads up Fireblocks’ sales and business development operations for Brazil and Latin America, at Ethereum Rio last month to talk about how the company is furthering its presence in the region.
Fireblocks is one of the unicorn crypto-native companies to emerge out of the last cycle, with more than 1,300 clients worldwide. It was valued at US$8 billion after it closed a $550 million Series E round in January 2022.
The company provides blockchain infrastructure services to digital native and traditional finance customers - ranging from small Web3 gaming startups to the world’s largest custodians and banks like Bank of New York Mellon.
In this episode we discuss:
Jorge’s background in finance and tech before he jumped into crypto and digital assets.
Fireblocks’ ethos as a cybersecurity provider that offers a tech stack that enable clients to build their own solutions for tokenization, custody and other use cases
How Fireblocks differs from other institutional infrastructure firms operating in the space right now
Jorge’s experience one year into the job
How Brazil’s TradFi banking sector is approach the Digital Real and asset tokenization, and the role Fireblocks plays as an infrastructure provider for these use cases
Fireblocks’ pilot project with Aave in the Brazilian Central Bank’s Digital Real Lift lab cohort
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I really enjoyed this conversation with Jorge and I hope you do as well!
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