Wavelength Podcast Episode 168: A Look at the Hemp Market

Julie Lerner joins to talk about the hemp market and PanXchange's launch of a hemp exchange.

Anthony Malakian, Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology, records a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

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At the beginning of August, PanXchange launched its industrial hemp exchange. Julie Lerner, founder and CEO of PanXchange, describes the thinking behind the venue and delves into the hemp market, looking at the challenges and opportunities that exist.

1:00 Julie talks about PanXchange and the market it serves.

3:00 She then explains why the 2018 Farm Bill was so important for the hemp industry and what this could mean going forward.

7:00 Projections for how this market is anticipated to grow.

8:30 What are the challenges when it comes to farming this commodity?

11:00 What are the challenges for trading this largely OTC commodity?

13:00 As the hemp market grows, alternative data providers will (hopefully) enter the market.

15:30 Blockchain has been thrown around as prime for the hemp market, but Julie does not agree.

19:30 What are the challenges that hemp farmers face?

22:00 Julie explains some of the lessons she’s learned after starting PanXchange.


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Anthony Malakian: 646 490 3973; [email protected]


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Episode 158: Giancarlo’s Swan Song; Crypto Madness; DTCC/ASX Blockchains

Episode 159: Simon Hazlitt on Cloud Challenges

Episode 160: Pete Cherecwich of Northern Trust

Episode 161: Gerard Francis of Bloomberg

Episode 162: IEX on the Transaction Fee Pilot

Episode 163: Tony Amicangioli on Cloud, Race to Zero

Episode 164: Changes at WatersTechnology

Episode 165: Roman Ginis on Trade Execution

Episode 166: Brian Lichtenberger on Alternative Data

Episode 167: Keith Lubell on Libra, Big Tech & Programming Languages

 

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