Meet Bruno Campos: Klever’s Chief of Technology Operations

Representing the balance between hard work and a positive mindset, Bruno exhales good energy while dealing with great challenges that will push Klever even further

Many would think about their dream job as one that they could simultaneously work and have a high standard in quality of life.

An occupation where it is possible to develop great projects and make a big contribution to the future, while also occasionally taking a break to go surfing or doing something related to nature to boost their spirits.

Of course this scenario is more plausible if you think about a work regime similar to what Klever offers to its staff - 100% remote so you can do your job from wherever you want.

Yet even when allowed, not everyone is capable of balancing great responsibilities and a nice lightweight spirit in such a harmonious manner.

Not everyone has the calling to bear upon their shoulders difficult challenges and still do it in an inspiring and captivating style.

Fun fact: for those who don’t know, Bahia is a state in Brazil where you can find very hardworking people that know exactly how to walk life’s tightrope and enjoy their beautiful paradisiac landscapes at the same time. And it’s no coincidence that our CTO carries the nickname of ‘Baiano’, honoring his roots and representing the best of his people.

That’s how we can describe Bruno Campos. In charge as the Chief of Technology Operations in Klever, our CTO reflects very well one of the best native spirits of his country when he mixes a large smile with a great potent brain.

And both of them are taking Klever to higher levels.


Maluh Bastos: You know, I have only been in Klever for a few months now and one thing that I already noticed about you is that you are in a great mood most of the time!

I believe - and correct me if I am wrong - that you are a great example of a person who works with something you love. Is that right? Talk about your relationship with your work.

Bruno Campos: Yeah! I just love my job!

I had my first contact with computing programming when I was 15. My father was a mainframe computer and supercomputer seller. He sold one of the first mainframes for our local state data processing government department.

So, one day my father brought one IBM PC AT 386 to our home. He just put that machine on his office's desk and left it there.

The day after, when I came back from school, I just tried to turn on the computer and I couldn't - so many unfamiliar messages pulled out that green screen. I was terrified!

Then, I realized that some books came together with that IBM machine, so I started to read it: one about the hardware and operational system DOS and another about BASIC programming language. I just ate those books.

First I learned how to disassemble and assemble back each possible part of that computer.

And one day my father caught me in action and said: "Do you know how to assemble it back? Are you crazy? Do you know how much one computer like that costs? I'm not rich!".

So, I reassembled it all back and said "It's all good again, I just like to explore how this machine works".

Then he said to me that only graduated professionals did that at his job.

And another day when my old man tried to use that computer, he saw that I had built on an "incredible" text style guided menu that he could navigate through the apps that we had - he just needed to change the 5 ¼ floppy disks in the right order and all tools like "Lotus 123" and DBASIC just started to run.

When he saw what I had built he was so astonished and said "Wow, you really have some talent with computers. I saw a lot of old men at my job trying to do what you did!”

I felt so good to help my dad in some way. So, since that day I have the same feeling when I do some code or contribute to some solution that works and make some change in some people's life. That's why I just love what I do for a living!


I had my first contact with computing programming when I was 15. My father was a mainframe computer and supercomputer seller. He sold one of the first mainframes for our local state data processing government department.


M: Technology is a field that is always changing. Even though it deals with logical and mathematical questions, now - more than ever - is dealing with people’s necessities that change with a blink of an eye.

Have you always been a person who enjoyed keeping up with new things and ideas instead of sticking to what you already knew?

B: Exactly that!

Since college, when I first met mathematicians and physicists like Rene Descartes, Isaac Newton, Einstein and other great ones, I understood that you always have more than one way to solve a problem, equations and a lot of questions without answers.

Those guys had inspired me to always look ahead and try to solve problems that were never solved before.

Let me quote Einstein: "We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

So you need to think outside the box to solve any unsolved problem! It's mandatory following Einstein's quote!

So, I'm always trying to check if we cannot do something more efficient that could deliver more value for those who use our products.

Some people may call me crazy, but I believe that we are creating new technology at Klever, we are building something that was never built before. Trying to solve problems that were never solved before. It's me, my nature, I was born for that!


M: The segment of finances was something that you longed for in the past or it came across your way when you were developing your career?

B: I had started my career at home as I described before.

After that, until I reached university I did a lot of stuff, from assembling and delivering customized PCs with my father to working in a local internet provider with hardware (RAS, routers, etc) and software (programming integrations and automations for the Internet provide services).

I was so young... After my bachelor degree in Computer Science I really started my professional career moving to Sao Paulo, the epicenter of business in South America, which is like the NY of the South.

Since then I stayed in touch with the financial market. First, I started to work for one of the biggest insurance Brazilian's company then I became an IT Consultant and did a lot of work for the biggests banks in Brazil.

My role was always to improve IT efficiency, working focused on ALM and IT performance. Basically I did what devops guys do even before that term exists!


M: Tell us a little bit about your history with Klever. What was your first thought of a challenge when you faced the first steps for the company?

B: I would say that my history with Klever had started long before the name Klever came up!

Around July, 2006 I first met Dio at a classroom where I was the programming language teacher. I would say that my history with Klever started there when I met Dio.

Dio is one of the greatest minds that I had the pleasure to meet. Since then I had been learning a lot with him.

Besides, I was the teacher at first sight. I had learned a lot about how we can improve ourselves. Pushing up from the comfortable zone to the learning zone.

As “Klevers”, our first steps were challenging: to create blockchain ecosystems without any money. So, that’s when the community driven company models came to solve it!

Our first in-app token offer with KLV was a success, with a great engagement from the community, people understanding what we were doing and supporting us using our products, using KLV as the fuel for it!


As “Klevers”, our first steps were challenging: to create blockchain ecosystems without any money. So, that’s when the community driven company models came to solve it!


M: And now, a year later, what is the biggest challenge that you see for Klever’s ecosystem to deliver?

B: Linking the dots!

We are building something amazing! Since the blockchain to the wallet app it’s all fully integrated!

The biggest challenge is to keep all products integrated with others listening to our community and what it demands from us!


M: Recently, in an article, our very own Jagdish Kumar wrote “Some call it Web 3.0, some blockchain-enabled internet, the future of the internet is definitely changing. The way we pay, store our data and trust each other will be directly influenced after the adoption of blockchain technology in our daily life.”

Would you say that blockchain is the main revolution in the internet in the last 20 years? If that’s so, why?

B: Yes, I would say that blockchain is the tech that revolutionizes the internet 3.0!

Because it brings people into the center of the technology. It is the decentralized internet thru p2p model! From people to people!

For instance, in our case, the Klever Blockchain (https://www.klever.finance/) is a permissioned network powered for transactions and staking by KLV, which validator candidates need to stake to master nodes in order to be eligible to become a validator, and the governance token KFI will be used to propose and vote for changes in the network, while KFI holders will receive Application fees and DeFi system fees.

With our own Blockchain, we will have built in native features and triggers at the blockchain core level, eliminating the need for vulnerable smart contracts while enabling all essential features that smart contract blockchains support today. Those features include stake, delegation, freeze, unfreeze, swap, loans, to mention a few.

All in all, with blockchain you are your only limit. You are responsible for your own keys to reach the liberty of your money or data. It’s a complete new concept that puts you in the center, in power!


M: Since launching Klever Exchange, are you happy with the results? What can people expect from our Exchange?

B: Yep! I’m very excited and proud about what our team achieved!

The idea behind Klever Exchange is to provide a simple, intuitive, safe and powerful user experience where anyone can trade, with unmatched speed and advanced security architecture.

And that’s what people will find in Klever exchange: a new way of trade crypto, focused in performance and security the concept of the Klever is being popular, built for all kinds of traders and removing the computacional lag when the market reaches high volumes of trades.


The idea behind Klever Exchange is to provide a simple, intuitive, safe and powerful user experience where anyone can trade, with unmatched speed and advanced security architecture.


M: Another thing that is soon to come is our Hardware Wallet. In easy terms, what can the community expect from this new format of wallet, especially regarding cost and safety?

B: The idea behind our hardware wallet is being your safety device to handle your crypto.

The connection between the Klever Hardware Wallet and the Klever app will happen via a USB port or Bluetooth connection, the choice is up to the user. Both interfaces will support Custom HID profile, and to ensure greater security of data transferred through the HID profile, two security protocols will be used: the RSA asymmetric key protocol and the AES symmetric key protocol.

You can know more about both of them in our AMA.

Also, we are focused on producing a low cost device that ensures your security when you need to send, receive or store your digital assets.


M: What do you see for Klever in the next few years?

B: Klever will be the main hub in crypto.

When all dots are connected, blockchain, exchange, wallet and hardware produced by Klever people will have the full blockchain power in their hands!


M: What mark and lessons do you want to leave in Klever’s community and staff members?

B: To keep improving ourselves to become better human beings!

Let’s stay always outside of our comfort zone and always inside our learning zone! Together as a community we can reach the impossible! Let’s do it!

Interview by Maluh Bastos

Klever Writer and Editor

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