Nasdaq's digital asset strategy revealed

Episode 29 of Season 5 of The Scoop was recorded at Paris Blockchain Week with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Nasdaq VP, Global Head of Strategy Matt Savarese.

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In this episode — recorded at Paris Blockchain Week 2023 — Matthew Savarese, VP, Global Head of Strategy at Nasdaq, lays out his company's plan for entering the digital asset space. As Savarese explains, Nasdaq hopes to soon offer crypto custody solutions, which is the first of many steps on the exchange operator's roadmap for digital assets.

During this episode, Chaparro and Savarese also discuss:

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About Authors

Davis Quinton is the Director of Podcasts at The Block and runs our flagship podcast called The Scoop, hosted by Frank Chaparro. Since joining The Block as an 'intern' in early 2022, he has worked closely with leaders across departments to translate The Block's written content into engaging multimedia formats. He holds a degree in Social Research & Public Policy from New York University in Abu Dhabi and is based in Sydney, Australia.
Frank Chaparro is Host of The Scoop podcast and Director of Special Projects. He also writes a biweekly newsletter. Chaparro started his career at Business Insider, where he specialized in the intersection of digital assets and Wall Street, market structure, and financial technology. Soon after joining Business Insider out of Fordham University, Chaparro was interviewing top finance and tech executives, including billionaire Mark Cuban, “Flash Boys” star Brad Katsuyama, Cboe Global Markets CEO Ed Tilly, and New York Stock Exchange President Tom Farley. In 2018, he become a sought after reporter in the crypto world, interviewing luminaries such as Tyler Winklevoss, the cofounder of Gemini, Jeremy Allaire, the CEO of Circle, and Fundstrat head Tom Lee. For inquiries or tips, email [email protected].

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