Michael Shaulov is CEO of decentralized finance (DeFi) infrastructure firm Fireblocks. Shaulov’s company isn’t as exciting as many crypto startups or food-themed DeFi projects – at least on the surface. But Fireblocks is betting it can find the right balance between decentralization and compliance, potentially bringing DeFi to more professional circles. This fall, DeFi a-lister Aave chose the custody firm for Aave Arc, a version of the Aave DeFi protocol aimed at serving institutions.
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