Waters Wavelength Podcast: Digital asset custody infrastructure

Stephen Richardson, head of Apac and senior vice president of financial markets at Fireblocks, joins the podcast to chat about multi-signature and multiparty computation technology.

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Editor, and Anthony Malakian, Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.


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This week, Stephen Richardson, head of Apac and senior vice president of financial markets at Fireblocks, a digital asset security platform, joins Wei-Shen on the podcast. They chat about private key security and the technology traditional firms need to interact with digital assets.

5:00 – Stephen joins the podcast and gives an overview of Fireblocks.

7:00 – He explains the technology behind managing private keys.

10:00 – The difference between multi-signature and multiparty computation infrastructure. 

18:30 – Stephen discusses how Fireblocks works with traditional custodians.

21:30 – What are some institutional-grade tools that are still missing?

26:00 – They discuss settlement infrastructure considerations.

30:30 – How can firms better enable interoperability and harmonization of tech infrastructure between traditional and digital assets?

38:30 – What needs to change from a people standpoint? 

43:30 – Stephen talks through some trends in this space that may take off this year.

Contact Info: 

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Wei-Shen Wong: + 852 3411 4758;  wei-shen.wong@infopro-digital.com

Anthony Malakian: + 1 646 490 3973; anthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

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Episode 254: Heads in the cloud

Episode 255: Wfic and everything cloud

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