In 2021, the Brazilian cryptocurrency market gained more investors, reached the Brazilian stock exchange and “punctured the bubble” of the mainstream, becoming an important part of the investment portfolio of ordinary Brazilians.
In addition to strengthening the crypto community in Brazil, the initiatives of Brazilian blockchain companies have taken cryptocurrencies to the most varied segments of society, from football — a great national passion — to civil aviation. Cointelegraph Brasil chose the 10 most prominent figures in the country in 2021, taking into account the performance of the companies represented, their impact on the crypto community and their pioneering spirit in the market.
The above are just 10 important individuals in a massive ecosystem that spans around the globe. To see more luminaries who are lighting up the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries, check out the Cointelegraph Top 100 for 2021.
10. Luis Adaime — MOSS
Luis Adaime is CEO and founder of MOSS, a Brazilian company dedicated to the tokenization of carbon credits through the MCO2 token. Founded in 2020, MOSS formed a series of partnerships in Brazil: Its logo appeared on the Clube de Regatas Flamengo shirt during the 2021 season of Brazilian football. Other relevant carbon offset partnerships involved large companies such as iFood, Hering and GOL Linhas Aéreas. MOSS also launched nonfungible tokens (NFTs) aimed at preserving the Amazon forest. The collection linked to MCO2 is aimed at sustainability projects in Brazil.
9. Edilson Osório — OriginalMy
A graduate of Harvard Law School, computer scientist, professor and information security specialist, Edílson Osório was a blockchain and Big Data consultant at ITS-Rio and is a member of the European Observatory for Blockchain. He is the CEO and founder of OriginalMy, a legaltech firm with a blockchain-based platform to increase trust in governance by authenticating identities, signatures, authorizations and content.
8. Thiago César — Transfero Swiss
Thiago César is CEO of Transfero Swiss, the issuer of the largest stablecoin backed by the Brazilian real, the BRZ. In…