A conversation about the future of Capital Markets from the perspective of Custodians, Lenders, Exchanges and Technology Providers.
Balance is a Toronto based post-trade financial services startup currently offering an insured custody and wallet management solution to OTC desks, exchanges, and other platform operators within the digital asset space. Balance's clients range from some of the largest liquidity providers in the space such as DV Chain, to next generation cryptocurrency brokerages such as Newton. The company's aim is to provide a fully integrated set of custody, settlement, and clearing services to Canadian companies in this space in the near future.
George Bordianu is the co-founder and CEO of Balance, a fintech startup operating out of Toronto. Balance offers an insured custody and wallet management solution to OTC desks, exchanges, and other platform operators within the digital asset space. George is a second-time founder with a strong technical background, holds a MSc. in Computer Science from McGill University, and before Balance worked in the digital media sector as 500px's Director of Engineering.
Consilium Crypto is a big data company that provides quantitative and qualitative insights to market participants in the digital asset space, including funds, family offices and exchanges.
Consilium analyzes 17,000 trading pairs, over 1000 assets, across 50+ exchanges, and tracks trading activity to the millisecond. The system monitors raw transaction data, as well as complete price and liquidity information from order books around the globe. These data pipelines power our core products, designed to help funds find alpha and place large orders efficiently in times of thin liquidity.
Austin Hubbell is the CEO and co-founder of Consilium Crypto, a big data company developing institutional grade investment analytics and liquidity access tools for the digital asset markets, helping funds find alpha and place large orders efficiently in times of thin liquidity. With a background in software development and machine learning, as well as previous tech startup experience, Austin brings a skillset balanced between the technology and business worlds.
Ledn was built to close a gap for financial services in the digital asset space. Ledn has 3 products today: Borrow - bitcoin-backed loans that allow you to borrow dollars against your bitcoin holdings, Save - an interest account that pays interest in bitcoin and B2X - a service that allows you to double your bitcoin holdings with the use of a Ledn loan. Built in Canada, Ledn is now active in 71 countries, staying true to its mission to help more people save in bitcoin.
Adam Reeds is the Co-Founder & CEO of Ledn, a Canadian company focused on building financial products that help people save in bitcoin. Prior to co-founding Ledn, Adam spent the past ten years developing, building and financing renewable power projects. It was bitcoin's connection with energy that brought Adam into cryptocurrency mining where he and his business partner identified a gap in financing digital assets. Adam is a graduate of the HBA program at the Richard Ivey School of Business and also holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario.
Tritum Digital Assets
Tritum was created by a team of ex-Nasdaq, TMX, and electronic trading veterans focused on institutional digital asset solutions and advisory. Tritum has created a digital asset matching platform, XT, as well as a tokenization platform, Mintt which both power products focused on the Brazilian market through Bolsa Cripto and the tokenized Brazilian Real named BRMint under ticker BRLM.
John is CEO and co-founder of Tritum Digital Assets. John has had an interest in blockchain since 2011, and has been an active member of the community as it has developed. Through his work at Nasdaq and TMX he has explored securities and financial services applications for blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies as an asset class, leading to his decision to focus on this industry full time. He is currently also a member of the OSC Fintech Advisory Committee and works with regulators and securities industry professionals to link traditional capital markets to the new world of blockchain and tokenization.