Membrane Labs

Crypto Trading Redefined: Membrane Labs & Bridging TradFi and Web3 | Carson Cook

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.


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You’ll learn about:

  • The inefficiencies and services gap in crypto trading
  • How Membrane is simplifying processes for crypto natives
  • How lending works with Membrane



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

30:40 Staking

38:51 Lending on Membrane

50:32 Membrane’s clients

52:34 On tokenization of assets

57:15 Contact


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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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