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Crypto data | Ambre Soubiran, Kaiko | VOX Ep. 52

Kaiko’s Ambre Soubiran on the need for data for banks to enable smart contracts in structured finance.



Ambre Soubiran, Kaiko

Ambre Soubiran is founder of Kaiko, which provides market data on crypto to institutional investors.

She talks about the impact on the digital-assets industry from the closure of crypto-friendly banks in the US, why banks are still building infrastructure for digital assets, and the promise of smart contracts for traditional structured products and derivatives.

Soubiran looks at challenges such as public versus private blockchains, how to source data from blockchains, standards, and interoperability.

  • Timecodes:
  • 0:00 – Ambre Soubiran, Kaiko
  • 2:00 – Data for smart contracts and founding Kaiko
  • 5:18 – Pace of banks adopting blockchain infrastructure
  • 8:12 – Public versus private, permissioned chains
  • 11:16 – Is Ethereum now a security?
  • 14:06 – New sources of demand for crypto data, Asia’s promise
  • 18:38 – Standards and teaming up with Bloomberg
  • 22:20 – Engaging with risk teams on trading floors
  • 24:25 – How to source data in a blockchain world
  • 26:25 – Kaiko’s business risks post bank closures in the US
  • 29:56 – Fundraising

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