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Deciphering DeFi: Where Blockchain Meets Wall Street

January 10, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Could Aave, Uniswap, Compound, and other emerging cryptocurrencies represent the future of Wall Street? Join our Fintech interest group for an in-depth conversation on the disruptive potential of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)—applications on public blockchains aiming to create financial services without centralized intermediaries. A recent research report from Messari positions DeFi as a set of potential long-term, world-altering solutions to current challenges. Individuals could use this emerging technology to coordinate financial activities peer-to-peer at a global scale. 

Delve into the response of traditional centralized finance (CeFi) institutions, hear objective and diverse perspectives on the current state of DeFi innovation, and explore potential game changers that could impact DeFi’s scalability and adoption potential when you attend this discussion. 



Peter Seremetis, CFA, Vice Chair – Fintech Thought Leadership Group, CFA Society New York



Jonathan Boos, CAIA, Managing Director, Head of Sales, Clear Markets 


Luigi D’Onorio DeMeo, CVA, Senior Director – Head of DeFi, Ava Labs

Lei Lei, Institutional Sales Director, BlockFi

Kristin Smith, Executive Director, Blockchain Association

Ryan Watkins, Senior Research Analyst, Messari

1:10 PM | Q&A


Peter Seremetis, CFA, Vice Chair – Fintech Thought Leadership Group, CFA Society New York

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what DeFi means in a broader financial services context
  • Discuss potential outcomes and implications for Wall Street
  • Analyze whether DeFi can scale up to become a disruptive force, or whether it will remain a niche industry segment