100WFinTech held a panel discussion at the London Plato FinTech Conference in January where the panelists moderated by Kenzy Goodwin, Chair of 100WFintech Global Visibility Initiative, engaged in a lively discussion of how traditional financial institutions are engaging with digital assets.
The four panelists: Monica Summerville – Head of Capital Markets Technology Research at Celent, Oliver Wyman, Jie Wu Latham – Partner at 01 Capital, the boutique investment bank, Helen Disney – Director of The Realization Group and Founder of Unblocked and Jennifer Keser – Head of Regulation and Market Structure at TradeWeb navigated the audience through what digital assets were, the practical applications of blockchain technology within TradFi organizations and the benefits and challenges of these practical applications.
The reality of the regulation arbitrage threat and the necessity of interoperability were made clear, and we also dissected the impact ESG had within cryptocurrency.
The panel concluded the conversation with their thoughts on what to expect in 2023 and listed a number of government consultation processes with the industry.
The Q&A discussion focused on CBDCs (particularly Bank of England plans) and the positive and negative impact that innovation can have on existing businesses.