About our panelists:
Jeremy Allaire, CEO, Circle
Jeremy Allaire is Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Circle, a worldwide monetary expertise agency that allows companies of all sizes to harness the facility of stablecoins and public blockchains for funds and commerce. Based in 2013, Circle is the pioneer of USD Coin (USDC), the quickest rising, fully-reserved, and controlled greenback stablecoin. Ruled by the Centre Consortium, led by Circle and Coinbase, USDC’s market cap reached $5.4 billion January 2021, rising by greater than 800% prior to now 12 months, with over $300 billion in transaction quantity. Beforehand, Mr. Allaire co-founded and led a number of world web expertise corporations with 1000’s of staff, tons of of hundreds of thousands of customers served, and a number of profitable public choices on NASDAQ. He has supplied professional testimony on digital property and financial coverage earlier than the US Senate Committee on Homeland Safety & Authorities Affairs, US Senate Banking Committee, and he has been named to the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) Excessive-Degree Advisory Group on FinTech. Mr. Allaire offers perspective and coverage suggestions on the highest ranges inside monetary our bodies throughout the US, UK, and Europe.
Robert Leshner, Founder, Compound
Robert is the Founding father of Compound, the primary and largest decentralized cash market protocol, and invests in early stage DeFi corporations at Robotic Ventures. He was previously an expert economist and Chartered Monetary Analyst.
Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO, FTX & Alameda Analysis
Earlier than founding Alameda after which FTX, Sam was a dealer on Jane Avenue Capital’s worldwide ETF desk. He traded quite a lot of ETFs, futures, currencies, and equities, and designed their automated OTC buying and selling system. He graduated from MIT with a level in physics.
This occasion is dropped at you by Circle
Circle is a monetary expertise agency that allows companies of all sizes to harness the facility of stablecoins and public blockchains for funds, commerce and monetary functions. Circle can be a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), which along with Coinbase and the Centre Consortium oversees the requirements and protocol for what has develop into the fastest-growing, regulated, fully-reserved stablecoin on this planet. There are almost 6 billion USDC in circulation, rising by greater than 1000% year-over-year with $300 billion processed in on-chain transactions. Immediately, Circle’s transactional companies, enterprise accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a brand new technology of monetary companies and commerce functions that maintain the promise of elevating world financial prosperity for all via programmable web commerce. Study extra at https://circle.com.
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