Camila Russo Wiki + Bio (Who Is The Defiant Founder Camila Russo?)

Camila Russo.
Courtesy of Camila Russo’s Instagram profile.


Who Is Camila Russo?

Camila Russo is a US-based financial and cryptocurrency journalist from Chile. She is perhaps most known as the founder of The Defiant – an online media platform focusing on DeFi (decentralized finance).


Camila Russo Wiki/Bio And Background

Camila Russo’s LinkedIn profile states that she graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) in 2008 with a B.S. in Journalism. In 2010, she graduated from Northwestern University with a Master of Science in Journalism, Business Reporting, Magazine Writing, and Editing.

From January 2007 to February 2008, Russo held the position of International News Reporter at El Mercurio, a major Chilean news company. Between September and December 2010, Russo worked as an Intern at Bloomberg News.

From March 2011 and July 2015, Russo held the position of Emerging Markets Reporter at Bloomberg. In this position, she was based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and covered Argentina’s financial markets, including the country’s stocks and bonds.

In April 2013, Russo covered Bitcoin on Bloomberg. She wrote that at the time, some Argentine savers were looking to dampen the effects of the economic crisis in the country by investing in Bitcoin.

From August 2015 to December 2016, Russo served as European Stocks Reporter at Bloomberg and was based in Madrid.

From December 2016 to January 2019, Russo held the position of Markets Blogger at Bloomberg, covering US and Latin America market changes for the Bloomberg Markets Live blog.

In 2018, Russo participated in a number of conferences – mostly cryptocurrency-related – as a speaker or moderator. These conferences included CoinDesk’s Consensus: Invest (November 2018, New York), Token Fest: The Business of Blockchain (September 2018, Boston), and Blockchain Economic Forum (February 2018, Singapore).

Since January 2019, Russo has been an independent journalist with a focus on volatile markets, such as Argentina and cryptocurrencies.

In July 2019, Russo founded The Defiant – an online media platform covering the DeFi space.

As a journalist, Russo has written for CoinDesk, Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Markets, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Cointelegraph writes that she also wrote one of the first-ever initial coin offering (ICO) posts to be featured on Bloomberg in 2017.

In July 2020, HarperCollins published Russo’s book entitled The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum. Russo claims that it is the first-ever book covering the history of Ethereum.


Camila Russo’s The Defiant

The homepage of The Defiant.
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Camila Russo’s The Defiant media platform incorporates a blog, a news section, a newsletter, a podcast, and a YouTube channel covering Decentralized Finance and cryptocurrencies.

The about” section of the website of The Defiant reads:

The Defiant curates, digests, and analyzes all the major developments in decentralized finance, so that you can stay informed and smart about the most cutting-edge and fastest-changing corner of crypto and finance. We’re delivering journalism with authority; objective, data-backed, primary-source, reported pieces, written by insiders who can also provide informed analysis on the latest moves.

Regarding the newsletter, The Defiant writes:

Five to six times a week, you’ll get an information-dense email with all the major news in decentralized finance, exclusive interviews with the space’s major players, op-eds from its deepest thinkers, and a weekly recap, so that you never miss a thing.

As for the podcast and videos:

We’re having deep, hour-long conversations with the builders, investors, users of the new financial system that’s being built with blockchain technology and without banks. We make high-quality tutorials and explainer videos for veterans and newcomers alike.

On the same web page, The Defiant states that it does not make investments, “and especially not investments in crypto.”

Russo serves as the editor of The Defiant.

As of the time of this writing, The Defiant YouTube channel had over 109,000 subscribers and over 4 million total video views.

In a June 2021 video, Russo discussed the cryptocurrency industry with American actor Terry Crews.

Aside from YouTube, The Defiant can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Camila Russo Net Worth

Camila Russo’s exact net worth is unknown. In a January 2020 tweet, Russo revealed the structure of her crypto portfolio, but she didn’t uncover its value.


Online Presence And Publicity

Camila Russo is present on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Cointelegraph included Russo in its list of top 100 people in blockchain in 2021 alongside the likes of Sergey Nazarov, Anthony Pompliano, Hayden Adams, and Gavin Wood.





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