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What People are Saying About Blockchain and Securities

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Randall Crowder:

The next wave of blockchain is going to require a certain level of credibility. And we think being public provides us that. So the security token aspect is also really the only compliant thing that exists today. I think entrepreneurs don’t want to hear that because they just want to raise quick, easy money. But if you do the right things and you approach the SCC in a way that is playing by the rules that they’ve already established, you can go pretty far in establishing a blockchain-enabled ecosystem.

Mason Borda:

I think the technology is still very obscure to a lot of major institutions.

Adam Chapnick:

Yeah.

Mason Borda:

If you look broadly in the market, there’s not too may blockchain developers. There’s not a lot of schools or universities out there that are training developers to code on the blockchain.

Adam Chapnick:

It’s true.

Dave Hendricks:

The thing about blockchain and cap tables is, if you put your cap table on blockchain, you don’t have to issue a token. But it gives you the option, the ability ...

Adam Chapnick:

Easily, yes, right.

Dave Hendricks:

... to issue a token later.

Adam Chapnick:

Yes.

Dave Hendricks:

And if you’re in this business like we are, you’re here because you believe that this is a mega trend, right? So, Vertalo is working to capture the early part of that mega trend by helping companies raising money to put their cap tables right on blockchain for self-sovereign ownership of the things that people are investing in, connections between issuers and investors.

Adam Chapnick:

The simple thing you said, that there’s a way to help so people don’t even have to know that they’re in blockchain, because there are so many inherent benefits of everything that you’re doing, but if you have to explain it to someone, they don’t ... “It’s too much, I’m just going to go back to my yellow pad.” But if it’s just, “Here’s a way you can do something you like to do faster or cheaper or better, you don’t need to know how,” I think that’s going to be the key that unlocks mass adoption.

Dan Doney:

Adam, there’s no question. That’s when the industry’s really arrived, when mom and pop use it, and they really don’t care ...

Adam Chapnick:

They don’t care, right.

Dan Doney:

... that it’s blockchain. And again, you can look at the way credit card transactions occur and all of the complexity that has to actually happen. And if someone came to you and said, “Here’s ... Guess what I’m going to give you a piece of plastic and it’s going to be able to do a transaction, but it has to go through, and there are many, many steps and many, many components to it,” you’d say, “That’ll never work.”

But at the minute where you can go buy something, swipe, and actually ...

Adam Chapnick:

Have it.

Dan Doney:

... purchase it, that’s all you need to know.

Adam Chapnick:

That’s right.

Dan Doney:

Then mass adoption followed.

Adam Chapnick:

Yes.

Dan Doney:

We think we’ve very close now. So all of the technical components that we’re doing are really to make this accessible, easy, global, practical at any level.

Adam Chapnick:

What is it about the blockchain itself that is more interesting than say just building a marketplace or building an app, or what is it about it that attracts you?

Barbara Bickham:

The blockchain is the intersection of kind of technology, economy, money, security. So it has all those different aspects to it. And there are a lot of hard, interesting problems to solve. And so, as a technical person, you’re very interested in solving hard, juicy, meaty problems. And so that’s one of the attractions of the blockchain.