Crypto and decentralized finance (DeFi) introduce a plethora of opportunities to transform financial services, making them more accessible, transparent and efficient. At the same time, they also introduce a new world of risks and uncertainties, which regulators, financial institutions and investors worldwide are just beginning to grapple with. Join hundreds of industry leaders and regulators for a series of thought-provoking discussions covering the tremendous potential and possible pitfalls of modernizing our financial services ecosystem.
“I don’t think that everything is gonna move to DeFi, but I do think that there’s a world in which 10% of it does, I also don’t think it’s automatic that it’s going to happen… Decentralized systems are only going to take off if they’re really good products," - Axios, April 2021
As the founder of one of the world's largest crypto exchanges, Bankman-Fried is a renowned entrepreneur and leading expert on the potential and of digital assets and DeFi to transform financial services.
He will join DACOM for a fireside chat hosted by Solidus Labs CEO, Asaf Meir.
In this panel, participants will discuss the future of decentralized finance, where the industry is headed, and what this all means for the future of finance.
"A system without intermediaries is a Hobbesian marketplace with each person looking out for themselves. Caveat emptor—'let the buyer beware.' Not only do I think that unlicensed DeFi markets for derivative instruments are a bad idea, I also do not see how they are legal under the CEA."
Commissioner Berkovitz is a leading voice on the regulatory challenges to crypto and DeFi markets and a legal expert on swaps and derivative markets.
He will join DACOM for a fireside chat with Solidus Labs CEO Asaf Meir.
“There will be a public discussion in [the U.S.] and others and then it’ll go well. It’s just such a slam dunk how valuable this technology is. So I look forward to whether it’s me or others, to us all having the opportunity to help regulators and politicians understand why we’re on the same team.” - Forkast News, December 2020
The New York Times described Mr. Lubin as Ethereum's "key strategist," and Consensys, the company he founded to advance Etherum's ecosystem, as "the entity that would bring Vitalik Buterin's vision into fruition." As one of Blockchain and DeFi's earliest thought leaders, he is on the forefront of the forefront of enabling it's integration into traditional finance, and beyond.
Mr. Lubin will join DACOM for a fireside chat hosted by CryptoCompare.
In this panel, participants will offer their perspectives on the future of trading venues and offer suggestions on how, and in what ways, regulators should address this space.
“Michele brings a wealth of digital currency expertise, and will be a tremendous leader in coordinated efforts to maximize FinCEN’s contribution to the innovative potential for financial expansion of opportunity while minimizing illicit finance risk.” - FinCEN Director Michael Mosier, July 2021
Michele Korver was recently appointed as FinCEN's first Chief Digital Currency Advisor, to lead the agency's effort in enabling the digital asset industry, while mitigating its new risks. Having led digital currency thinking at the U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, she's a foremost expert on the dynamics of crypto and DeFi regulation.
She will join DACOM for a firside chat with Jackson Mueller, Director of Policy and Government Relations at Securrency.
What is the “right” direction here? What is an acceptable balance between transparency and privacy of financial accounts and transactions? Are technological solutions available that can bridge this divergence to ensure that the privacy features embedded in the use of physical cash are carried over to the digital realm?
Solidus Labs is a team of finance veterans on a mission to enable safe and regulated crypto markets through tailored compliance and risk monitoring solutions. Solidus offers the first crypto-native, comprehensive, automated and testable market surveillance and risk monitoring hub tailored for digital assets. Crypto businesses globally rely on Solidus' solutions in order to apply for licensing, attract institutional investors, protect their users and grow faster - and safer.
Securrency is a financial markets infrastructure technology company focused on enhancing capital formation and stimulating global liquidity. Securrency is driving change at the core of financial services via a patent-pending distributed identity and compliance framework and a state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to bridge legacy financial platforms to blockchain networks.
Global DCA is a global self-regulatory association for the digital asset & cryptocurrency industry. It was established to guide the evolution of digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and the underlying blockchain technology within a regulatory framework designed to build public trust, foster market integrity and maximize economic opportunity for all participants.