In this episode
Siva Avvaru, yWhales Solutions Managing Director, speaks with Carson Cook, Founder and CEO of Membrane Labs. Membrane Labs has developed a digital asset settlement and operations management platform that enables institutions to manage all of their crypto asset movements on-chain. The platform is currently focused on OTC, spot desks, exchanges, and other enterprises. Carson shares his journey from Wisconsin and a PhD in physics and electrical engineering to creating a startup focused on digital asset custodians and settlements. Join Siva and Carson for a conversation about Membrane and how it provides a post-trade solution for those in the digital asset market, including traditional finance players as well as those who are more crypto native.
About Carson Cook
Carson Cook is the Founder and CEO of Membrane leveraging years of experience building trading and market making technology in the digital asset ecosystem. Carson also founded the DeFi liquidity solution, Tokemak, and worked previously in the fintech/financial services group at McKinsey & Co. He holds a PhD in Physics as well as a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Membrane Lab’s Social Links:
Membrane’s Website: https://membranelabs.com/
Membrane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Membrane_Labs
Membrane’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/membranelabs/
Guest Social Links:
Carson’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carson-r-cook-phd-a7441738/
Carson’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiquidityWizard
You’ll learn about:
0:00 Siva’s intro
0:28 What is Membrane Labs?
1:46 Carson’s background
5:19 Dealing with TradFi institutions resistant to crypto
10:57 TradFi vs Crypto Degens
14:42 Interweaving Web3 capabilities into enterprises
20:47 Cryptocurrencies covered
21:03 Custody for clients
24:55 On licensing & regulation
38:51 Lending on Membrane
50:32 Membrane’s clients
52:34 On tokenization of assets
DISCLAIMER: yWhales is not affiliated with YPO. Support and production for today’s episode was done by Truth Work Media. Nothing in the podcast constitutes professional and/or financial advice, nor does any information on the podcast constitute a comprehensive or complete statement of the matters discussed or the law relating thereto.
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