Blockchain in Over-the-Counter (OTC) Markets

Blockchain in Over-the-Counter (OTC) Markets

Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/02/2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location
Startup Hall

Categories


HSM welcomes Greg Skerry, Solutions Architect and blockchain trainer with Altoros to answer the question… how do we decentralize big banking?

In truth, a subset of the finance industry has been organizing itself in a decentralized, peer-to-peer manner for many years. In the so-called
over-the-counter​ market, brokerages and traders orchestrate deals that are either too customized or too rare to be served by large, centralized
exchanges. But today this increased freedom comes at a cost. Without industry-standard systems and protocols for arranging trades, OTC
participants are left to organize themselves with slow and inefficient communication tools.

In this talk, Greg will review work that Altoros has done to established a decentralized trading platform for over-the-counter instruments on Hyperledger Fabric, and how this use-case could impact the wider finance industry.

BONUS!

We’re raffling off some great Hyperledger gifts at this presentation, including:

–A Hyperledger Sports Bottle (20 oz. stainless steel, and vacuum-insulated)
–A Hyperledger T-Shirt (very nice 100% cotton)

EVENT SCHEDULE

4:00 – 4:30 pm
– Welcome
– Community Announcements

4:30 – 5:30 pm
– Guest Presentation

5:30 – 6:00 pm
– Q&A Session
– Open Discussions

–Beverages and snacks will be served–

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Greg Skerry is a Solutions Architect and blockchain trainer with Altoros. He helps clients position themselves to test and adopt blockchain in real-world use-cases. He has a background in IT systems integration and financial services and holds a BA in economics from the University of
Virginia.

PARKING DETAILS

Off-site (street and garage) parking is available near the venue. Details here: https://tinyurl.com/HSM-CoMotion-parking.

For people coming by bus from downtown, the 70 line has a stop just about across the street, very convenient. The Link light rail to the University station can connect to the 73 or others going to the U District at the 41st street stop, which is then just a few short blocks over.

LATE-COMERS

If you arrive after 5:00 pm, building doors will be closed. Please contact Aaron (850-610-0446) so an HSM member can come down and let you in.

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