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Blockchain Pilot to Production: A Financial Services Perspective

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K&L Gates LLP

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Blockchain Pilot to Production: A Financial Services Perspective

As blockchain projects and deployments continue to proliferate across industries, questions on how to get from pilot to production are coming up. Let’s take a look at the first industry to gain significant traction with blockchain technology -- financial services. In this session, we’ll discuss the challenges financial services companies have faced and addressed, including scalability, security and compliance. We’ll hear from Coinbase, OKCoin and Anchorage about their lessons learned and discuss applications to other industries. Thank you to our sponsors, K&L Gates and OKCoin!

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Linda Xie

Linda Xie is the Product Manager at Coinbase Pro, previously known as GDAX. Here, she's focused on building the best crypto trading experience and improving ease of use for all levels of retail investors. Previously, Linda was at Facebook, started a company, and worked at several startups in both Product and Engineering.

Tim Byun

With decades of experience in Risk and Compliance, Tim Byun presently serves as CEO of OKCoin, one of the world’s leading fiat-focused digital asset exchanges with service in 184 countries. Tim served as BitPay's Chief Compliance Officer for two years and Visa's AML Officer for five years. Tim started his career as a field bank examiner at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and then worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for a total of 16 years. He holds an MBA from the University of California Los Angeles and a Bachelor's from the University of Southern California.

Michelle Lai

Michelle Lai is Head of Business Development at Anchorage, a digital asset custodian based in San Francisco. Anchorage counts as clients Polychain Capital, Paradigm Capital, Blocktower Capital, Electric Capital and other leading crypto funds, and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Khosla Ventures. She is responsible for sales and partnerships. Previously Michelle was a private equity investor and an M&A banker, working on deals across the Asia Pacific region. She graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


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