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Jonathan Levin is Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Chainalysis, a leading blockchain data and analytics company valued at US$8.6 billion in its most recent funding round.
I had the chance to sit down with Jonathan this week at the Criptorama conference in Brasilia, hosted by ABCripto and Fenasbac. We met up in the lobby of the famous Royal Tulip Hotel to chat about how blockchain data services like Chainalysis can bring trust to Brazil’s emerging digital asset ecosystem.
In this interview we discuss:
Takeaways from Jonathan’s recent visit to Brazil, in which he met with key industry and public sector stakeholders in São Paulo and Brasília
Chainalysis’s global presence and expansion efforts into Latin American markets
The role that blockchain analytics firms play in creating a healthy regulatory and supervisory framework for Brazil’s cryptoeconomy, particularly once the Digital Real platform is live
How crypto adoption in Brazil differs from other regions of the world, namely the high demand for USD-pegged stablecoins
Best practices, common mistakes and lessons learned that Jonathan has gleaned from watching other governments wrestle with crypto regulation and supervision
I really enjoyed this conversation with Jonathan and I hope you do as well. You can also listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
Have a great weekend everyone!