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Ron Quaranta
Chairman at Wall Street Blockchain Alliance


Ron possesses almost three decades of experience in the global financial services and technology industries. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, the world’s leading non-profit trade association promoting the comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology and cryptoassets across global financial markets. Prior to this, Ron served as CEO of DerivaTrust Technologies, a pioneering software and technology firm for financial market participants. Ron is the editor and contributing author of the book “Blockchain in Financial Markets and Beyond: Challenges and Applications”, published Risk Books, as well as contributor to “Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019”, published by Global Legal Insights. In addition, he was recently named to the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting list by Accounting Today in 2018. He is a frequent guest of major media outlets, including Bloomberg Radio, and is a sought-after speaker and writer regarding financial technology and innovation. Ron also serves as an advisor to multiple startups and corporations focused on fintech innovation and blockchain technology

Agenda Sessions

  • Opening Remarks From The Chair

  • Keynote Address: Blockchain 101 - What Is Distributed Ledger Technology & What Is The Business Case For It In Financial Services? Why Do We Need Blockchain Rather Than Just Using A Traditional Database? Where Are We Now On The Blockchain Journey & Where Are We Heading?

  • Strategy Roundtable: How Do Regulators View Distributed Ledger Technology? How Can Financial Institutions, Industry Advisers & Regulators Successfully Collaborate On Blockchain Initiatives?

  • Fireside Chat: How Can We Achieve Industry Consensus For Standardisation & Data Sharing To Drive Blockchain Interoperability & Scalability Across The Financial Services Ecosystem Rather Than Just Creating Hybrid Solutions?

  • Leaders Debate: Addressing The Challenges Of Adapting Distributed Ledger Technology To Innovate Within A Financial Institution. How Should You Assess The Viability Of A Blockchain Project? What Are The User Cases For Blockchain In Financial Services That Are Showing Real Promise? Are Any Being Used At Scale?


Speakers at this event