26 Mar 2021 — What is the future of custody for digital assets? – Global Digital Finance Asia Conference 2021
On how the recent interest in corporate investments have changed the narrative surrounding digital assets and the impact observed among the traditional financial institutions.
Tuhina Singh, CEO of Propine
“So initially some of the conversations were being done at a much lower level … now it has moved a lot more mainstream, and there’s a lot more top down push rather than just a bottom up conversation.”
Mriganka Pattnaik, CEO of Merkle Science
“Law enforcement agencies in a large number of emerging markets are setting up crypto crime division or the regulator is setting up a separate financial crime division for cryptocurrencies, just to manage AML risks that come with this industry going mainstream.”
On how the different type of digital assets should be regulated, and why they shouldn’t be categorised differently based on the underlying instrument that is digitised.
Alexandre Kech, CEO of Onchain Custodian
“When you have a new revolution like digital assets and tokenisation, I think it’s always an opportunity to re revisit why those silos existed before and whether they still deserve to exist.”
The Custody Panel was moderated by Anastasia Kinsky.