28 episodes

Live conversations with the people operating at the frontier of crypto innovation: entrepreneurs, bankers, investors, fund administrators, traders, analysts and other crypto and digital asset market participants. Our objective is to help the broader ecosystem navigate this complex environment and unlock the market opportunity.

This podcast is hosted by METACO - the leading provider of security-critical infrastructure enabling financial institutions to enter the digital asset ecosystem.

METACO TALKS | Crypto podcast on building the future of Digital Assets METACO

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Live conversations with the people operating at the frontier of crypto innovation: entrepreneurs, bankers, investors, fund administrators, traders, analysts and other crypto and digital asset market participants. Our objective is to help the broader ecosystem navigate this complex environment and unlock the market opportunity.

This podcast is hosted by METACO - the leading provider of security-critical infrastructure enabling financial institutions to enter the digital asset ecosystem.

    Managing Risk in the Digital Asset Economy w/ Julian SEVILLANO [Metaco Talks #28]

    Managing Risk in the Digital Asset Economy w/ Julian SEVILLANO [Metaco Talks #28]

    For this episode of METACO Talks we were joined by Julian Sevillano, Managing Director and Head of Digital Assets at Promontory (an IBM Company). Julian leads Promontory’s client relations on the west coast – this includes developing strategies and solutions for their Fintech practice. He has spent the last 20 years experience in international payments and banking and building an impressive reputation as an advisor to early-stage companies and investment firms.  

    In this episode, we discussed, among others:  

    - Rewriting regulation 

    - Regulation across the globe 

    - Digital asset banks

    - Governance and digital assets 

    - Creating a new compliance programme and team 

    - Regulating outside the mainstream  



    Disclaimer: This is not investment advice.


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    • 31 min
    Beyond bonds opening a new world of asset classes on the blockchain w/ Rehan AHMED [Metaco Talks #27]

    Beyond bonds opening a new world of asset classes on the blockchain w/ Rehan AHMED [Metaco Talks #27]

    For this episode of METACO Talks we were joined by Rehan Ahmed, Chief Product Officer and founding team member at Marketnode, a SGX & Temasek joint venture focused on digital assets. Within this role, he focuses on product development and the digitalisation of capital markets products including bonds, funds infrastructure and sustainable finance. As Head of Fixed Income Products & Digital Assets at SGX, Rehan oversaw the launch of a digital bond issuance platform that culminated in the Marketnode partnership.

    In this episode, we discussed, among others:


    Marketnode – what it is and how it works;
    New asset classes;
    The technology stack for digital assets;
    The progress so far and critical next steps

    Disclaimer: This is not investment advice.


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    • 31 min
    Reappraising the role of Bitcoin w/ Izabella KAMINSKA [Metaco Talks #26]

    Reappraising the role of Bitcoin w/ Izabella KAMINSKA [Metaco Talks #26]

    For this episode of METACO Talks, we were joined by Izabella Kaminska, editor at FT Alphaville. Before that she worked as a producer at CNBC, a natural gas reporter at Platts and an associate editor of BP’s internal magazine. She has also worked as a reporter on English language business papers in Poland and Azerbaijan and was a Reuters graduate trainee in 2004.

    In this episode, we discussed, among others:


    The role of Bitcoin within capital markets;
    Can Bitcoin qualify as ESG;
    How is privacy compatible with centralized exchanges;
    How do CBDCs co-exist with Bitcoin.



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    • 32 min
    Capitalizing on Tokenization w/ Rajeev TUMMALA (HSBC) [METACO TALKS #25]

    Capitalizing on Tokenization w/ Rajeev TUMMALA (HSBC) [METACO TALKS #25]

    For this episode of METACO Talks, we were joined by Rajeev TUMMALA, Director in Digital and Data team for HSBC’s Markets &Securities Services Business in Singapore. He is engaged with Financial Market infrastructure providers on implications of DLT for securities issuance and associated asset servicing.

    Rajeev has worked with Broker Dealers and Securities Service Technology providers for over 20
    years in India, Japan and Singapore. Prior to joining HSBC, he was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 10 years. Since 2015, Rajeev has focused on innovation, applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and distributed ledger technology (DLT) on Securities Services and has had responsibility for engaging with Fintech start-ups related to AI and DLT solutions.

    In this episode, we discussed, among others:


    The opportunity within the digital asset space;
    Asset-backed tokens and the role of market infrastructure players for tokens;
    Critical success factors for digital asset-related use cases;
    The HSBC experience with digital assets.

    Disclaimer: This is not investment advice.


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    • 31 min
    Web3.0: the Investor Take w/ Kevin LIM (Temasek) [METACO TALKS #24]

    Web3.0: the Investor Take w/ Kevin LIM (Temasek) [METACO TALKS #24]

    For this episode of METACO Talks, we are joined by Kevin Lim, Director for the Blockchain Team at Temasek. He is heavily involved in the team’s venture building and ecosystem development activities and leads a series of strategic initiatives.

    Prior to joining Temasek, Kevin has worked in the Financial Institutions Coverage Team within Standard Chartered Bank with responsibilities over key accounts in the region. He is also a strong advocate for community led initiatives and is an active volunteer/advisor to various non-profit organizations including Leap201, TEDxSingapore and Project Chulia Street.

    In this episode, we’ll discuss, among others:

    - How Kevin got in the crypto space;

    - DeFi as an investable opportunity;

    - The possibility of investing in DeFi without having a technology background;

    - The challenges of managing the regulatory risk, volatility and constant change in custody.

    Disclaimer: This is not investment advice.

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    METACO TALKS

    Live conversations with the people operating at the frontier of crypto innovation: entrepreneurs, bankers, investors, fund administrators, traders, analysts and other crypto and digital asset market participants. Our objective is to help the broader ecosystem navigate this complex environment and unlock the market opportunity.

    This show is hosted by METACO - the leading provider of security-critical infrastructure enabling financial institutions to enter the digital asset ecosystem.


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    • 29 min
    The Sovereignty Stack Re thinking Digital Identity for Web3.0 w Greg KIDD (Global ID) [METACO TALKS #23]

    The Sovereignty Stack Re thinking Digital Identity for Web3.0 w Greg KIDD (Global ID) [METACO TALKS #23]

    For this episode of METACO Talks we are going to be discussing digital identity with Greg Kidd, co-founder and CEO of Global ID. Greg is a serial entrepreneur, early investor in Twitter, Square, Coinbase, Filecoin. In a highly interesting career so far, Greg was also Chief Risk Officer at Ripple Labs and a senior analyst for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington. In his latest venture Global ID, Greg is acting on his long-held belief that people’s identity should be truly portable and owned by individuals themselves rather than corporations or governments.

    In this episode, we'll discuss, among others:
    - The “Sovereignty Stack”
    - Digital identity and how Digital IDs should work
    - How Digital Identity impacts Decentralized Finance
    - Second order benefits of a truly portable and self-sovereign digital identity

    Disclaimer: This is not investment advice


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    • 31 min

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