Jennifer Zhu Scott (Yale Executive Leadership Program 13), Founder and Principal at Radian Partners

“PBOC, China’s Central Bank has collected the most patents related to blockchain in the world. Sure enough, PBOC recently confirmed that it will issue digital RMB soon.”

Ian Panchèvre (YC 15), Ex-PM of Intuit’s Blockchain R&D Initiative (Part 2)

“Bitcoin did peak in late 2017, early 2018– and it has since contracted. If this were really the future of digital commerce, the future of money, the future of web infrastructure– you wouldn’t expect it to take a huge step backwards. But it did, and that’s because it’s mostly hype-driven.”

Will Janensch (YC 95), Founder and CEO of TruSet

“I would go to these highly technical meetups, take notes, and do extensive research afterwards. I didn’t understand 90 percent of what people were saying, but I wanted to grasp complex topics like “elliptic-curve cryptography” nevertheless.”

Caleb Thomson (Yale SOM 17), Head of Compliance and Regulation at Swiss Realty

“I suspect it could take much longer to implement than the most ardent enthusiasts will insist, and the real opportunity is in doing something practical that either helps existing financial professionals to be more productive, or somehow automates back-office activities and budgets.”

Vincent McPhillip (YC 10), Head of Community at Pi Network

“I kept asking myself, ‘Why can’t people generate wealth for these important acts of service that they provide to each other?’ This question was at the heart of my journey into crypto and blockchain.”

Sandra Ro (YC 96), CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council

“What I see here is not just tech but a convergence of tech and data with society, law, regulation, money, financial services, and other fields in the humanities.”