The emerging ecosystem of DeFi is constantly evolving, and challenging the centralised financial system. It is shifting the control from middlemen, gatekeepers to the hands of everyday people like you and me using what’s called peer-to-peer exchanges.
Now, how does this new technology play out in the existing securities markets that we have today amidst the many risks that come with it?
Haydn Jones, Director-Senior Blockchain Market Specialist of PWC, and Philipp Pieper, Co-founder of Swarm Markets join us to discuss the strides we are making to bring the securities market onto the blockchain.
What are the benefits and challenges of bringing securities onto the blockchain?
Is the misunderstanding, or lack of clarity around what blockchain can do and even what DeFi is, still one of the main barriers, are you already seeing some moves towards changing that within companies and having a greater understanding of the technology?
Where does DeFi come in terms of innovating existing securities markets?
What is needed to help bring more securities onto the blockchain and facilitate greater liquidity in these products?
Meet Haydn Jones
Haydn Jones is a Director at PwC UK, based in London, specialising in digital currencies and blockchain. He has over twenty years of experience in leading business development, operational, and transformational activities in the crypto, financial services, and blockchain domain.
Typical engagements Haydn leads include multi-jurisdiction regulatory authorisations, as well as risk and control framework design for digital asset businesses. Haydn also acts as an independent expert witness in Counter Terrorism Funding prosecutions and civil matters.
Haydn holds a First Class Honours Degree in Engineering, is a qualified lawyer, and co-author, The Executive Guide to Blockchain, published by Palgrave Macmillan.
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Meet Philipp Pieper
Philipp is co-founder of Swarm Markets as well as the Swarm Network, an open-source project, and DAO.
Philipp also co-founded Proximic (acquired by comScore), Loop Media (public at USOTC: LPTV), and Bitadel Crypto Trading. Philipp has been engaged in decentralized technologies and crypto-asset trading since 2015. He is also a startup investor and mentor e.g. at Singularity University & StartX. Member of the AIMA blockchain committee and Digital Currency Trade Association (DCTA).
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