In our latest DACOM Digital episode by Solidus Labs, we're exploring the exciting world of crypto with the recent Spot Bitcoin ETFs approval. This landmark event underscores the pivotal role of strategic partnerships and milestones in driving mainstream crypto adoption.
In this episode, we sit down with Imogen Bester from Luno Global, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges, to discuss the concrete challenges faced by cryptocurrency exchanges like Luno Global and how market surveillance solutions are playing a pivotal role in securing a more stable and secure crypto landscape.
Andrew Jacobson, VP and Head of Legal at 21Shares’ parent company 21.co speaks about 21Shares’ role as one of the leading crypto-native exchange traded fund (ETF) and product (ETP) issuers, shedding light on its ongoing effort to enable safe and regulated crypto trading.
Pamela Draper, the co-founder, CEO, and president of Bitvo, one of Canada’s oldest crypto platforms with a focus on regulation and safety, shares her journey from traditional finance to crypto.
In this episode of DACOM Digital, Rija Rameloarison, Chief Compliance and Legal Officer at Meria, shares insights into his journey from studying law and compliance in France to working at a leading regulated crypto platform.
Oasis Pro Markets
Oasis Pro Markets CEO Pat LaVecchia joins DACOM Digital to discuss his journey from decades as a Wall Street heavyweight, through deep DeFi work advising MakerDAO on compliance to founding OPM in order to enable DeFi for institutions. LaVecchia speaks to Solidus Co-founder & COO Chen Arad about OPM’s recent oversubscribed funding round and what it means for institutional interest in crypto, the huge opportunity for further institutional adoption of DeFi, as well as the regulatory and operational challenges, and how OPM is solving them. And - what can crypto and DeFi learn from the early days of the internet?
FTX Digital Markets
FTX Digital Markets’ CCO and MLRO, Jessica Murray, joins the most recent episode of DACOM Digital to share insights and best practices from her experience leading the compliance team for one of the world’s leading exchanges, how a career in education led her to compliance and discuss the impact FTX’s move to The Bahamas has on the local economy.
From litigating early cases on peer-to-peer music file-sharing, to becoming General Counsel at Aave Companies, Rebecca Rettig is one of the leading thinkers on decentralized finance and crypto’s legal challenges. Tune in as she joins Chen Arad to break down key DeFi concepts, discuss Aave’s impact on the industry, and deep-dives into what the industry and regulators are thinking about the evolving balance between accessibility and risk in DeFi.
Solidus’ Chen Arad discusses the latest bitcoin ETF rejection and what the industry can do to get approval along with Valkyrie’s COO and Cofounder Leah Wald.
“The attitude that I hear from a lot of staffers and lobbyists on Capitol Hill is that the crypto industry comes in and presumes a certain amount of knowledge and respect. That is simply not how The Hill works.” Kate Goldman, Senior Policy Associate at leading blockchain analytics firm Elliptic joined Solidus’ Chen Arad to share insights from the trenches of crypto policy in Washington.
Graham Rodford, Founder and CEO of Archax, sat down with Chen Arad to discuss the motives behind Archax’s insistence on regulation-first, what types of securities and crypto can be traded on the the platform today and will be tradable in the future, as well as the impacts and conclusions from Terra’s collapse on the crypto industry.
Chen Arad, Co-Founder and COO of Solidus Labs and the host of the brand new DACOM Digital podcast, sat down with the Crypto and Blockchain Training Specialist of Circle, Ian Melhorn, to discuss Circle University, a new resource that will be launching soon with bitcoin, blockchain, and web3 learning resources, and the recent meltdown of the Terra ecosystem.
“Hopefully the Terra/LUNA meltdown will inspire learning and optimization and bring more and better businesses into the space for crypto ratings or smart contract audits.” Joshua Frank , The Tie’s Co-Founder and CEO sat down with Solidus’ Chen Arad to discuss lessons that can be learned from the recent market turmoil, how good accessible data can help adoption, and what’s the connection between shabbat dinners and crypto.
Damon Burk, Director of Business Development; Ventures, Fintech, and Partnerships LATAM for Visa joined Solidus’ Chen Arad to share how Visa’s crypto strategy has evolved, why crypto makes sense as a means of payment in so many parts of the world, the democratization of finance, and how Visa’ brand of integrity and trust can help digital assets grow into emerging markets.
“Compliant regulatory developer tools are the best way to bring crypto to the next billion people. The Terra UST/LUNA debacle has highlighted the need for strong regulatory presence and an important framework for how you integrate around assets.” Jamal Raees, Director of Crypto Strategy at Wyre, joined Solidus’ Chen Arad at Permissionless in West Palm Beach to discuss Wyre’s recent $1.4 billion acquisition by Bolt, and how Wyre as the leading fiat onramp to crypto is providing critical tools and working across the industry to make the crypto ecosystem safe, accessible, regulated, and compliant.