Wavelength Podcast Ep. 198: DTCC’s Peve on DLT

Jennifer Peve, managing director of business innovation at the DTCC, discusses the DLT projects the firm is working on, and how the technology has evolved over the last four years.

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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Jennifer Peve, managing director of business innovation at the DTCC, joins to discuss two new projects the company is working on in the distributed ledger technology (DLT) space, and how the Trade Information Warehouse (TIW) replacement is coming along. 

3:30 – Jennifer joins the podcast, and gives an overview of her role at DTCC.

6:00 – Next, she explains how the Project Ion and Project Whitney case studies came about.

11:00 – Does the industry have an appetite for a full-fledged DLT revamp to optimize the settlement process in the public markets? What happens if the appetite isn’t there?

16:30 – What is the education component here?  

18:00 – What are the next steps that will take place for Project Ion?

21:30 – Jennifer talks about Project Whitney being a whitespace opportunity for the DTCC and how tokenization plays a key role in digitizing the private market asset lifecycle.

25:30 – She walks through what some of the steps in the next six months will look like for Project Whitney.

27:00 – The DTCC’s other big DLT-related project is the TIW replacement. Jennifer explains where that project is at in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

29:00 – There are many skeptics when it comes to blockchain, and some think current DLTs are watered-down versions of those platforms that were originally hyped. Jennifer gives her thoughts on how DLTs have evolved over the last four years.

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