Recently Tatiana traveled to Las Vegas for the World Crypto Convention. There were a lot of interesting blockchain folks to talk to, and of course financial applications to discuss. For this segment, Tatiana is joined by Joshua Scigala the CEO of Vaultoro and Sasha Hodder, blockchain attorney and host of the Hodlcast podcast.
Tatiana, Josh, and Sasha discuss the various projects featured by some colleagues at the conference. They include a chat with Bryan Katis of Troo.io, a trust platform that functions a bit like a decentralized credit bureau, but far more advanced. The ladies spoke with Henry James from Fincross, a next-generation digital investment bank based in Mauritius that aims to serve institutional, corporate, intermediary and private clients in B2C, B2B and P2P environments. The jurisdiction piqued Sasha’s interests, and we got an in depth look at the benefits to working in Mauritius. Finally, a more in depth conversation with Equibit’s Co-Founder, President & CEO, Chris Horlacher, breaks down some of the advantages of moving a project to Switzerland, along with the latest developments at Equibit including launching their mainnet and allowing for mining of their token.
About the Guests:
Bryan Katis Chief Product Officer, Trust Science / Troo.io
Bryan is a senior executive and thought leader with 23+ years’ experience in Enterprise Software focused on building Analytics and Mobile products that delight customers. He is responsible for the product strategy and roadmap, customer adoption, and technical sales support. Prior to joining Trust Science, Bryan led the Product group at Host Analytics where his team was driving innovation and strategy, and the suite of products was recognized as visionary by analysts. Bryan also led the Customer Success team at Anaplan where he owned the complete customer lifecycle and achieved high customer sat scores. In addition, Bryan spent more than 15 years at SAP in various global leadership roles including as the General Manager of the Enterprise Performance Management business which he grew to become the market leader ($750M in revenue). Bryan holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia.
Henry James is an entrepreneur, currency trader, analyst and fund manager. Henry has been trading FX and cryptocurrency since 2011 and 2016 respectively. Following his post on the FX desk at PE Capital, Henry launched a quant FX fund and business accelerator, Rolle Capital.
Since inception in 2014, Henry managed the trade desk in Mumbai overseeing the investment team and testing of new algorithmic strategies until stepping down to focus on new venture, Fincross.
Chris Horlacher is one of the foremost authorities on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. As the CEO of Equibit Group, he applies his deep understanding of the space into all facets of his professional career, leading the vision and development of blockchain technology that promises to revolutionize the securities industry.
Chris began his career as an auditor at a Big Four accounting firm. Before the age of 30, he was the CFO of a start-up stock brokerage that now manages over $4 billion in assets. Following that, Chris went on to found his own management consulting firm, playing an instrumental role in the success of numerous start-ups as well as multi-million-dollar projects for some of Canada’s largest companies, SME's and non-profit organizations.
As an early adopter of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Chris is often looked to for his insights on these emerging and exciting sectors. He has been interviewed by a number of leading media outlets, including Reuters, Bloomberg, The Globe and Mail (leading Canadian newspaper) and CBC (Canada’s public broadcaster) , and has also spoken to large audiences at countless prominent industry events since 2014.
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