DeFi for Institutions | Full Event

The DeFi Alliance and KPMG in partnership with The Block hosted a half day event exploring the intersection of DeFi and Institutions. This 4 hour event featured some of the world’s leading investors, builders, and regulators shaping the future of finance.

You can watch each segment and learn more about our panelists below. 

About DeFi Alliance

The DeFi Alliance is the leading decentralized finance accelerator. We help startups source liquidity and support from a broad industry network — the DeFi Alliance Network — that includes trading firms, founders, and investors. Together, we will grow DeFi to one billion users by 2025.

About KPMG Cryptoasset Services

The KPMG Cryptoasset Services practice helps banks, fintechs, and other financial services institutions develop and optimize core capabilities to engage with the growing ecosystem of crypto customers. We leverage our KPMG Chain Fusion suite of accelerators to help our clients deliver institutional quality cryptoasset capabilities and services.

Leveraging leading technology and frameworks, our services are designed to help clients accelerate trusted adoption of core crypto asset capabilities through a consistent data architecture that supports seamless business engagement across protocols.”


Keynote: The DeFi Opportunity

Featuring: Jim Bianco - President, Bianco Research


The Future of Stablecoins


Rune Christensen - Founder, MakerDAO
Matthew Cantieri - General Manager, Terraform Labs
Robert Bench - Applied Fintech Research,  Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Matt Werner - Associate Director, Product Management, Wallet, Gemini


The DeFi Stack Today & Tomorrow


Dan Robinson - Research Partner, Paradigm
Amir Bandeali - Co-CEO, 0x Labs
Sergey Nazarov - Co-Founder, Chainlink Labs
Zubin Koticha - CEO, Co-Founder, Opyn


Venture Landscape in DeFi


Mable Jiang - Partner, Multicoin Capital
Santiago R. Santos - Partner, ParaFi Capital
Michael Anderson - Co-Founder, Framework Ventures
Haseeb Qureshi - Managing Partner, Dragonfly Capital
Meltem Demirors - CSO, CoinShares


Intermediaries in DeFi: Institutional Market Making and Liquidity Provisioning


Frank Chaparro - Director of News, The Block
Jake Dwyer - Head of DeFi, GSR
Evgeny Gaevoy - Founder & CEO, Wintermute
Brad Koeppen - Head of Trading & Business Development, CMT Digital
Ricky Li - Co-founder, Altonomy
Peter Johnson - Partner, Jump Capital


Intermediaries in DeFi: Data, Infrastructure, & Insurance


Aya Kantorovich - Head of Institutional Coverage, Falcon X 
Alex Svanevik - CEO, Nansen
Eva Beylin - Director, The Graph Foundation
Esteban Castano - Co-founder & CEO, TRM
Michael Shaulov - CEO, Co-founder, Fireblocks


Governance: A fireside chat


Angela Walch - Professor of Law, St Mary's University School of Law
Gabriel Shapiro - General Counsel, Delphi Labs


Aave product Reveal - A look at Aave's institutionally focused product, ARC


Ajit Tripathi - Head of Institutional Business, Aave


Fireside Chat with Jan Van Eck - Emerging Opportunities


Jan Van Eck - CEO, VanEck
Imran Khan - Lead, DeFi Alliance


Sizing The DeFi Market Opportunities for Institutions


Patrick O'Kain - Manager, Cryptoasset Services, KPMG
Jeff Dorman - CIO, Arca
Noelle Acheson - Head of Market Insights, Genesis
Ben Reynolds - CSO, Silvergate 
Christine Sandler - Head of Marketing and Sales, Fidelity Digital Assets


Regulations and DeFi: Where are We Today? Tomorrow?


Jake Chervinsky - General Counsel, Compound Labs
Marc Boiron - General Counsel, dYdX
Mike Frisch - Government Litigation and Investigations, Croke Fairchild Morgan & Beres
Colleen Sullivan - Co-founder, CEO CMT Digital

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