Infrastructure for crypto asset markets

CL3_CR6 2018-10-24T12:30:00.000Z

roomCode
CL3_CR6
Room
Conference Room 6
Date
-
Artem Duvanov
Head of Innovation
National Settlement Depository
Joseph Lubin
CEO
ConsenSys
Walter Verbeke
Global Head of Business Model and Innovation
Euroclear SA/NV
Walter Verbeke
Global Head of Business Model and Innovation
Euroclear SA/NV
Igor Khmel
CEO
BANKEX
Colin Platt
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Specialist
11:FS

Crypto assets are a new asset type that remains largely unexplored by the institutional investors. The unclear legal nature and lack of trustworthy infrastructure has prevented the big money from flowing into cryptocurrencies and ICOs. As the regulators take first steps to define and structure it, the investor rights protection still remains a large issue.
As crypto market startups slowly learn how to make their services reliable, they threaten to take over the functions provided today by the CSDs and global custodians. How should traditional FMIs respond to this threat?