Is it a Chain that Rules or a Chain-Chain-Chain of Fools? We speak of Blockchain. In Episode 95, Lex Sokolin, Global Director of Fintech Strategy for Autonomous Research, and Chris Cahill of Financial Poise Radio discuss what blockchain is, what problems it may address (re settlement of transactions, smart contracts, and even land records reform) and the threat to it of hackery.
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About Alexey Sokolin
leading research firm for the financial sector. His mission is to help the industry serve clients better by understanding innovations like wearable technology, machine learning, bitcoin, ethereum and the blockchain, and crowd-sourced asset management. Lex has been referred to by WealthManagement.com as the “financial futurist“, and was selected for the InvestmentNews “40 under 40” and ThinkAdvisor’s “IA25” lists of influencers in the investent industry.
Previously, Lex was the Chief Operating Officer of digital wealth management platform Vanare, and CEO and Founder of pioneering roboadvisor NestEgg Wealth (acquired by Vanare). Additionally, Lex was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank, and a member of the strategy team at Barclays Wealth (formerly Lehman Brothers Investment Management). He is active in the early-stage community, and advises startups on growth and market strategy.
Lex received a B.A. in Economics and Law from Amherst College, an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He also holds a Certificate in International Relations from the Five College Consortium, and a Certificate in Digital Production and New Media Studies from Middlebury College.
Stephanie Strait is Chief Operating Officer for Financial Poise and DailyDAC, LLC. She is responsible for managing initiatives and general internal-facing functions across divisions. She also produces the Company’s podcast, Financial Poise Radio™.
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