FTX, Uniswap and Visa talk blockchain economic system and opportunity at Disrupt

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Whether you’re bullish or bearish, web3-native or web3-naive, you want to admit nothing remains the identical for lengthy within the growing blockchain, crypto, NFT and web3 universe. And the whole thing of the rapidly evolving house is underneath growing scrutiny — both public and regulatory.

This constant change, mixed with loads of controversy, are simply two the purpose why we’re thrilled that Brett Harrison, president of FTX US; Mary-Catherine Lader, the COO at Uniswap Labs; and Cuy Sheffield, the VP and global head of crypto at Visa will be part of us for a panel discussion at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 in San Francisco.

During a conversation referred to as “Structure, Regulation and Markets: The Road Ahead for Crypto Startups,” we’ll dig into how these leaders navigate fixed product evolution, look at new opportunities the blockchain economic system offers and get their tackle the means forward for their respective markets.

We’re curious concerning the big, key regulatory points looming over all players in the web3 area — trading venues (FTX), traditional corporations dipping a toe within the waters (Visa) and crypto-native corporations (Uniswap). What are they at present dealing with, and on what factors do they agree — or disagree? No matter their perspectives, it should make for quite a lively dialogue.

Under Brett Harrison’s tenure, FTX US has turn into the third-largest cryptocurrency change in the united states by valuation. Prior to becoming a member of FTX US, Harrison served as head of semisystematic technology at Citadel Securities, where he managed know-how for the firm’s options, ETF, OTC and ADR buying and selling globally.

Harrison spent the majority of his profession at Jane Street Capital, the place he led the firm’s algorithmic trading system growth. He beforehand worked at Headlands Technologies as a senior software program developer. Harrison acquired his MS and BA in computer science from Harvard.

Mary-Catherine Lader is answerable for progress, ventures, strategy and operations at Uniswap Labs. Previously, as managing director at BlackRock, she served as COO of the firm’s digital wealth enterprise and as head of its climate tech enterprise, Aladdin Sustainability. Lader additionally led strategic fintech investments, together with BlackRock’s blockchain actions.

Lader has been a fintech investor, founder and operator for more than a decade and started her career as an funding analyst with Goldman Sachs’ special situations group. She has a JD and an MBA from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School and a BA from Brown University.

Cuy Sheffield leads the worldwide crypto product team within Visa’s product group. He can be a fellow on the Visa Economic Empowerment Institute, a co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cryptocurrencies and a member of the advisory group for the Digital Dollar Project. Before joining Visa, Sheffield worked on business growth and partnerships for TrialPay, a fintech startup acquired by Visa in 2015.

Be positive to examine out this interview with Mary-Catherine (MC) Lader in our Chain Reaction podcast.

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