Episode 5
Commodities Legends and Market Builders

Charlie McGarraugh on Translating Tokenization Jargon to Digestible English

Charlie McGarraugh

Charlie McGarraugh is Chief Strategy Officer for Blockchain.com, the largest self-custodied crypto wallet provider globally.  Previously he was a Goldman Sachs Partner and former head of metals trading, so his native language is finance. In this interview, Charlie explains Tokenization in terms that Finance professionals can relate to, then goes on to explain what this change will mean both to financial markets and to the people who work in them.

What to listen for

—  How DeFi is reducing intermediation, counterparty-risk and operational costs in traditional financial asset trading?
— Real-world examples of how tokenziation can reconstruct marketplaces for price discovery and settlement.
— Blockchain.com wallet to hold title to physical gold in a digital asset form.

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Ranting on the inadequacies of our systems and riffing on ideas for how to solve them …

SmarterMarkets™ brings together the icons and entrepreneurs of technology, commodities and finance to examine how market systems can be redesigned and improved to address the most important challenges of our time.