GlobalTrading Podcast: No Platform is an Island09.15.2022
Mike Wilkins, Head of Industry Solutions at R3, the enterprise blockchain solutions provider, talks to Shanny Basar, Senior Writer at Markets Media, about how blockchain is being used in institutional capital markets and the importance of interoperability in allowing frictionless movement between different parts of the digital asset ecosystem.
Wilkins has more than 20 years’ experience in capital markets technology including eight years at Fidessa, the financial technology vendor in Chicago. He also worked at a wealth management start up. Joining R3 at the beginning of 2022 allowed him to combine his interest in financial technology with a startup mentality. R3 was founded in 2014 by a consortium of global banks and its core offerings are Corda, a private permissioned distributed ledger technology platform, and Conclave, which allows confidential data sharing.
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