Brazil Crypto Report
Brazil Crypto Report
Episode #104: Onsite at Web Summit Rio with Marlyson Silva and Daniel Marquez

Episode #104: Onsite at Web Summit Rio with Marlyson Silva and Daniel Marquez

Transfero Group CEO and Koyamaki Ventures partner discuss the current crypto adoption trends across Latam

🎧 Listen: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Anchor | Amazon | Google Podcasts | YouTube

Olá pessoal!

This episode is a panel I moderated at Web Summit Rio with Transfero Group CEO Marylson Silva and Daniel Marquez — who is a partner at Koyamaki Ventures and based out of Colombia.

This conversation provided a wholesale overview of crypto adoption in the region, told through the lens of an operator and an investor, respectively.

💡Quick public service announcement: I keep all 🇧🇷BCR content free and accessible to promote Brazil’s crypto ecosystem as widely as possible, but please hit the free subscribe button below if enjoy this content. If you’re already subscribed, there’s an “upgrade to paid” enabled if you wish to donate to support my work (greatly appreciated!)👇

Key highlights of this conversation:

  • Crypto education has improved significantly in recent years, with people in Latin America now better understanding the difference between legitimate projects and fraudulent schemes.

  • Stablecoins, such as Transfero's BRZ and ARZ, are gaining traction for cross-border payments and remittances, with the potential to provide greater financial inclusion and lower fees compared to traditional banking systems.

  • Brazil is seen as a global use case for crypto applications, with its regulatory framework and large population making it an attractive market for entrepreneurs and investors.

  • The Central Bank of Brazil has taken a balanced approach to regulation, focusing on consumer privacy and allowing financial institutions to interface with users while providing the necessary infrastructure.

Marylson highlighted Transfero's role in connecting the traditional financial system with the world of decentralized finance (DeFi), serving as an eventual bridge between Drex and DeFi protocols. He also emphasized the importance of financial education in driving adoption, particularly among retail users.

Daniel pointed out that while there is an abundance of wallets and remittance solutions in the region, there is still room for innovation in areas such as DeFi and web3 applications. He also noted that Brazil's regulatory framework should serve as a model for other countries looking to follow a similar path.

🏆Big shout out to Transfero for letting us host this panel at their stand.

I really enjoyed this conversation with Marlyson and Daniel and I hope you do as well. You can connect with both of them on Linkedin.

Have a great week everyone,


Connect with 🇧🇷Brazil Crypto Report across the web: Twitter | Linkedin | YouTube | Instagram | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Substack