6. What are the biggest problems facing the blockchain industry in the future?

The biggest challenges facing blockchain based applications would be regulatory in nature, and I would expect that a lot of countries will not be as progressive as others and a lot of them will be somewhat protectionist of their traditional markets.

7. What has been the biggest success in your firm to date?

Although I won’t still count it as a “success,” I think the single biggest “right” thing we have done is to get our regulatory and legal structure done well from the beginnning. While we apply the best of breed technology including blockchains, I wanted to make sure that we are compliant with regulations and that our products and technology play is not removed from the realities of being a financial services business.

8. What has been the biggest failure in your firmand how did you adapt?

We are a young business and so far, we have not made a large mistake. I would like to stay clear of failures for the longest time possible!

9. What blockchain leader do you admire the most and why?

I like the work Emin Gun Sirer of Cornell University has done in the blockchain and largely the distributed systems space.

10. How do you feel consumers (or if more relevant for your firm – businesses) are adapting to the facet of blockchain that your company operates within?

Customers, whether they are consumers or businesses, ultimately care about the value we add to them and not the technology we use to deliver that value. So, if we are able to deliver on our promise of lower costs of transactions, greater reach to investors, and data privacy, I believe our customers would continue appreciating the work we do.