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Finance on The Blockchain

Conference Held: January 27, 2022

Curated and developed by Arca Labs, “Finance on the Blockchain”  brings together tokenization and digital asset securities leaders with incumbent financial firms for an educational and networking event.
The conference focused on the path for institutions to tokenize financial products, the steps needed to transition into the digital age, regulatory hurdles, and addressed the current roadblocks needed for firms to successfully deploy blockchain-powered financial products.


Blockchain-Enabled Insurance

Rayne Steinberg - CEO & Co-Founder, Arca
Rocco F Mancini - Vice President, Marsh Captive Solutions at Marsh & McLennan Companies

This fireside chat examines the necessity for digital assets in insurance, and reveals the obstacles hindering adoption of innovative blockchain solutions. This discussion will illuminate the uncharted potential for and benefits of digital asset securities in insurance.


Digital Asset Securities Adoption and Roadblocks

Andrew Czupek - Senior Vice President, Head of Market Advocacy & Innovation Research, Northern Trust
Jennifer Peve - Managing Director, Head of Strategy & Business Development, DTCC
Puneet Singhvi - Managing Director, Head of Digital Assets, Institutional Clients Group, Citi
Tom Jessop - President, Fidelity Digital Assets
Moderated by Owen Lau - CFA, Executive Director, Oppenheimer & Co.


Keynote - Hester Peirce & Gabriel Benincasa

Hester Peirce - Commissioner of the U.S. SEC
Gabriel Benincasa - Partner, Holland & Knight, Former U.S. SEC Chief Risk Officer

The keynote speakers will discuss the SEC’s perspective on digital assets and digital asset securities, focusing on the influential factors shaping today’s regulatory environment for digital asset securities.

International Approach to Digital Asset Securities

Anthony Bufinsky - Arca Labs, Head of Growth
Christian Platzer- Co-Founder and Managing Director, Black Manta Capital Partners

This fireside chat will discuss security issuance from an international standpoint, address international trends, and review the year’s meaningful global digital securities headlines.

ATS Leaders - The Future of Digital Exchange

Alan Silbert - CEO North America, INX
Alex Vlastakis - President, tZERO ATS
Pat LeVecchia - CEO, Oasis Pro Markets
Richard Johnson - CEO and Founder , Texture Capital
Scott Harrigan - CEO, Securitize Markets
Sean Bowden - CEO and CCO, Symbridge Capital
Moderated by: Damanick Dantes, CoinDesk

Why Transfer Agents are Important in Security Issuance

Dave Hendricks - CEO & Co-Founder, Vertalo
Jay Proffitt - Chief Operating Officer, Securitize Markets
Joshua McGinn- Senior Vice President, Western Region Relationship Management, AST Financial
Paul Conn - President of Global Capital Markets, Computershare
Moderated by: William Coleman - Director of Technology Advisory Services, Cohen & Company


Regulation & the Howey Test

Annemarie Tierney -Senior Strategic Advisor, The Chamber of Digital Commerce
Cathy Yoon - General Counsel, INX
Gautam Gujral - General Counsel & Co-Founder, Vertalo
Moderated by: Bobby Wenner - Chief Legal Officer, Symbridge Capital


Afternoon Keynote: Christopher Giancarlo

Christopher Giancarlo - Former Chairman of the U.S. CFTC

The keynote presentation will detail the history of digital asset securities, examine the current digital asset securities landscape, and will focalize the evolution and future outlook of securities.

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