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Fortaleza Digital Ltd. CEO J.F. Amyot: Fostering New Growth in the FinTech Space


The advent of crypto and DeFi is sparking major changes in the way we do business. Though significant progress has already been made in the field, there is always room for innovation and growth. Fortaleza Digital Ltd. is committed to identifying potential areas of improvement in the crypto industry and finding innovative solutions that would enable them to expand the services they currently offer and enhance the efficiency, security, and design of their own platform. In the words of J.F. Amyot, the company’s CEO, “We are always seeking out opportunities to improve what we do and keep up with the ever-changing fintech space. We strive to offer our customers the best, most comprehensive user experience out there.” 

Fortaleza Digital Ltd.: Opening Doors for FinTech Advancements 

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.

A Lesson Learned is an Opportunity Earned

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. is Discovering New Possibilities in DeFi

The crypto industry is full of untapped potential, and Fortaleza Digital Ltd. is ready to dig in and uncover hidden possibilities. Not only are they exploring new advancements in crypto exchanges, but they are bringing the benefits of crypto to new audiences and communities. The company is focusing its current efforts on underbanked regions in Latin America and the Caribbean, where it hopes to make the greatest impact. “We believe that our new mobile exchange will be of great use to these communities in need of access to financial services,” says Amyot. Fortaleza is a one-of-a-kind fintech firm that hopes to change the lives of crypto users across the world.

J.F. Amyot: Finance, Family, and Fun

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.Learn more about Fortaleza Digital Ltd. on LinkedIn. Connect with Jean-Francois Amyot on LinkedIn.