For this latest episode, I had the chance to sit down with Leo Schwartz, who is a crypto reporter at Fortune covering focusing on policy and regulation.
He attended Web Summit Rio earlier this month and authored a great post-event column entitled "Brazil's unlikely bid to become a global crypto hub" which generated a lot of interest locally and was, frankly, the best content I’ve seen from a mainstream media outlet to date covering the Brazil crypto scene.
Leo has prior experience covering technology in Spanish-speaking Latin America - including on the ground coverage of El Salvador’s bitcoin adoption play. But his trip to Web Summit Rio at the beginning of May was his first to Brazil.
In this episode we discuss:
Leo’s impressions of the Brazil crypto ecosystem after moderating several Web Summit sessions on the topic and meeting with numerous local industry representatives
How Brazil’s emerging regulatory framework stacks up against other markets
How Brazilian crown jewel crypto companies like Hashdex and Parfin can compete in the global marketplace
His experience in Brazil vis-a-vis covering crypto and tech in Spanish-speaking Latam markets
How the United States’ hostile approach to crypto is forcing companies to diversify into new markets globally
I really enjoyed this conversation with Leo and I hope you do as well
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