Fintech is a fascinating field that is becoming more advanced as it grows. With blockchain and cryptocurrency putting the global spotlight on decentralized finance, new companies and platforms are arising every day to leverage this new technology for the betterment of the international crypto community. Innovations and advancements abound in the industry, but some locales – such as Latin America and the Caribbean – lack the necessary access to financial services that would allow them to participate in and benefit from this technological revolution. This is what Fortaleza Digital Ltd. was founded to address – the company is bringing the power of crypto and DeFi to the people that need it most.
Fortaleza Digital Ltd.: Ushering In a New Era of DeFi
Founded in September 2021 and led by renowned financier Jean-Francois Amyot, Fortaleza Digital Ltd. is a global fintech company that aims to advance the cryptocurrency and Web3 space. It provides a comprehensive Web3 infrastructure that includes decentralized exchanges for coins and NFTs, the Metaverse, and Fortaleza’s very own DeFi coin, FORTE. Fortaleza specializes in cryptocurrency (including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Doge, and more), trading, digital assets, and digital securities. Though the company primarily works in emerging Latin American and Caribbean markets (especially Panama and Mexico), the impact of its work is global in scope.
The Struggles That Shape Companies and Careers
Amyot’s vision of success, which he works towards every day in his role as CEO of Fortaleza, is “operationalizing an idea into a profitable and scalable business that adds value to all stakeholders from shareholders, including employees, and the global community.” With that measure of success, Amyot is already well on his way to achieving his goal with Fortaleza Digital Ltd.
Amyot has faced his fair share of challenges on the road to success. Regulatory issues and run-ins with the SEC became major roadblocks in his career, but Amyot is glad to have learned from even the most difficult of his experiences. “I would say that bad judgment leads to experience, and experience leads to good judgment,” he says. “Everyone makes mistakes, but the important thing is that we learn from them.”
He believes that the struggles he’s faced have shaped his values and goals for the better. “Today, I am committed to being a positive and empowering leader for all stakeholders, including the global community,” he explains.
Fortaleza Digital Ltd. Aims to Make Waves in the FinTech Space
Fortaleza is working to establish itself as a major player in the DeFi space. With its innovative exchange, mobile platform, and FORTE token, the team is on its way to accomplishing this goal. “There are many paths to success in crypto, and we hope that ours is one that will facilitate great success for our users, as well,” Amyot remarked. Though the Fortaleza Digital mobile app is not currently available to users in the US, UK, and Canada, it has launched on international app stores across the world. They hope that the app will make a splash in underbanked regions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
J.F. Amyot is an Acclaimed Financier and Father of 3
Jean-Francois Amyot is a Canadian financier and entrepreneur. He has been married for 24 years and is a proud father of 3 girls. He is also an active member of his community, volunteering as a hockey coach and a board member of Hockey Advisory Canada, a non-profit organization helping kids across Canada play the sport they love. He hopes to share his love of the sport by supporting the next generation of hockey players.