What is your background briefly?
I graduated in dentistry. However, in the last fifteen years, I have been dedicating myself to the financial market. The last twelve years have been dedicated specifically to ADVFN BRASIL.
Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?
If we look solely at my academic background the answer will obviously be no. But the experience gained in the direction of one of Brazil’s leading financial information vehicles in the last twelve years fully empowers me for the work I have been doing today.
1 min pitch for what you are doing now?
I work in the administration and development of content for the website br.advfn.com and, since the beginning of the year, I have participated in the development of Brazio, the financial instrument, in the form of cryptocoin, which we are proposing for the Brazilian population.
Why did you get involved with this idea?
First of all, I firmly believe in the success of the cryptocoin market. Secondly, there is a great demand for this type of asset in Brazil. Third, ADVFN has already been developing content about cryptocoin in recent years.
Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?
In a highly bureaucratized and regulated country like Brazil, a self-regulating and democratic financial instrument like Brazio has a tremendous chance of success.
Although Brazil has an extremely solid banking system, a large proportion of the population does not have access to this system. It is a virgin public of millions of unbanked people, larger than the population of many countries, including European. It’s the perfect timing to bet as well. This technology is still crawling, which still needs a few years to reach maturity.
How active is the crypto market in Brazil? & South America in general?
I see the Brazilian and South American cryptomarket in a moment of organization. The phase of novelty and excitement has passed through here, just as it has passed through the rest of the world. It is enough to compare the price of the main cryptocoins today in relation to a year ago. Last year, there was almost a desperation for people to buy Bitcoin without even knowing what it was about. After the initial excitement, I see the people much more aware today, seeking to study more on the subject and to inform themselves about new cryptocoins.
At the other end, I see the traditional market players (investment banks and securities brokers) getting organized to participate in this market as well. These companies took a fright last year as they watched their traditional customers stop investing in their products to bet on digital currencies.
How can people find out more about you & your work?
I work on the development of various contents for ADVFN BRASIL. Whoever visits our website is already in contact with my work. With regard to Brazio, I have been working on the coin’s disclosure in Brazil, getting in touch with vehicles that cover this new financial instrument and the Exchanges that operate in Brazil. I also try to be present in the discussion groups on Brazio on Discord, the official channel of communication between the miners / investors and developers. However, as the development of Brazio’s technology is the sole responsibility of the OBC (Online Blockchain), my participation in the channel ends up being limited.