Wavelength Podcast Ep. 187: Digital Asset on Blockchain Issues

Digital Asset’s Kelly Mathieson and Dan O’Prey talk about some of the challenges with capital market blockchains.

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, Kelly Mathieson, head of enterprise solutions, and Dan O’Prey, chief marketing officer of Digital Asset, join Tony on the podcast to talk about some of the issues facing blockchain in the capital markets. Before joining Digital Asset, Kelly spent more than two decades at JP Morgan, while Dan was the CEO and the co-founder of Hyperledger, the first permissioned ledger. 

1:30 – Tony talks about the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in New York, and how we should keep a positive mindset, amid the doom and gloom outlook. We will take on a slogan from the US Marine Corps: Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome. 
9:30 – Dan and Kelly join the podcast and address the difficulty of cutting through the hype of blockchain. 
15:30 – Then, Kelly talks about three themes she sees on how the technology is being used practically, versus the opportunity of learning and understanding it. 
21:00 – When it comes to capital market blockchains, how have they evolved from the previous definitions and ideas of blockchain? 
28:30 – Looking back, where could the capital markets have done better with communicating some of the potential issues about blockchain?  
32:00 – Dan explains the ins and outs of smart contracts, and then, Kelly talks about how clients use the DAML programming language.
37:30 – Then, they talk about some of the major trends for blockchain and smart contracts 
46:00 – How are firms pushing on their blockchain projects while making sure their existing systems are running well, as they deal with the strain brought on by Covid-19?


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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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