Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 84: Quantum Computing & IBOR/Blockchain

Wei-Shen Wong talks to Anthony about quantum computing, and then James and Anthony talk about the pairing of IBORs with blockchains. They end things by talking about Game of Thrones and the Mayweather-McGregor fight.

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The podcast is back and with an even better sound as the gang tests out proper recording equipment. First, Wei-Shen Wong joins the podcast to talk about quantum computing. After that, James and Tony look at a possible emerging trend: the combination of the investment book of record (IBOR) and blockchain technology. They then rant about the most recent episode of Game of Thrones and finish up by discussing Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor “fight”.

Quantum Computing

3:35 Wei-Shen Wong calls in from Hong Kong to discuss her feature examining quantum computing.
5:05 What differentiates quantum computing from today’s traditional high-performance computers?
7:30 Which areas of finance could QC impact over the next few years?
9:30 What security problems will this revolution pose for all firms?
12:15 What’s colder than cold? Well, quantum computing...
15:00 What’s the time horizon for quantum computing?
17:00 Wei-Shen talks about the challenges of reporting on such a complex topic.
18:15 Wei-Shen finishes up giving some recommendations for restaurants to check out in Hong Kong.

IBOR & Blockchain

22:20 A recap of the IBOR space.
23:45 Why are people once again getting excited about IBOR and how does blockchain play into this space?
24:55 Blockchain is still in the proof-of-concept/theoretical stage. Is the industry moving too fast on this?

Game of Thrones & Fight Night

27:00 A Game of Thrones rant.
46:10 What not to do if you watch the Mayweather-McGregor fight at someone’s house.


Contact Info

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to reach out to Anthony via Twitter or email.

Anthony: @a_malakian; Anthony.Malakian@incisivemedia.com

James: @JimRundle; James.Rundle@incisivemedia.com

Wei-Shen Wong: @WeiShenWong; Wei-Shen.Wong@incisivemedia.com


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 74: The RegTech Craze; Clearing Concerns 

Episode 75: An Update on the Julia Programming Language; AI & Alternative Data; Digital Currencies

Episode 76: Radziemski Talks Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation & Public Cloud Adoption

Episode 77: A Look at Mifid II Developments & the Use Cases for Behavioral Analytics

Episode 78: JavaScript Challenges & CFTC Revisits Reporting Regs

Episode 79: IBM's Major Moves & FCA Worries about Mifid II Readiness

Episode 80: All About Digital Currencies (And Some Libor, Politics & Game of Thrones)

Episode 81: Fintechs in the Regulatory Crosshairs & Brexit Fallouts

Episode 82: An Examination of ESG & What's New With Reg SCI

Episode 83: Systematic Internalizers & RegTech

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