Most Influential 2021: Michael Shaulov

A DeFi powerhouse finds a balance between decentralization and compliance.

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Updated May 11, 2023 at 6:26 p.m. UTC
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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 autumn, 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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