People

Camila Russo

Camila Russo

Formal First Name
Camila

Camila Russo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Defiant, an information platform focusing on decentralized finance. Prior to this, she worked as a reporter for Bloomberg News, covering emerging markets, European stocks, and digital assets from Buenos Aires, Madrid, and New York City. With extensive experience across continents and asset classes, Russo is considered one of the most prolific and dedicated cryptocurrency journalists in the field. Her current focus is on the more volatile corners of the market.

Professional Experience


Academic History

BLOOMBERG CAREER

During her eight years at Bloomberg, Russo:

  • covered the Argentine bonds, stocks, FX markets for more than 4 years in Buenos Aires;
  • wrote about European stocks with a focus on Southern Europe in Madrid; and
  • analyzed macro emerging markets moves for the Markets Live blog in New York.


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Russo was awarded first place for online journalism by Brazil’s exchange operator BM&F Bovespa at the start of her career.


PUBLICATIONS

Russo is the author of The Infinite Machine, the first book on the history of Ethereum.


MEDIA AND OTHER APPEARANCES

  • Russo has moderated and spoken at some of the most influential cryptocurrency conferences in the country.
  • She has done multiple appearances on major media outlets. 
  • She has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.