E65 S2 – Chris Perkins: President of Coinfund

Chris Perkins: President of Coin Fund

In this episode, Kevin chats with President of Coin Fund Chris Perkins to talk about his journey into finance, the recent Tornado cash debacle and the Importance of dialogue between regulators and builders.

Who is Chris Perkins:

Chris Perkins is the Managing Partner and President of Coinfund. Prior to joining Coinfund, Chris served as Global Co-Head of Futures, Clearing and Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage (FXPB) businesses at Citi. Prior to joining Citi in 2008, Chris served as the U.S. Head of Derivatives Intermediation at Lehman Brothers managing a portfolio of over $100 billion in notional across credit and interest rate derivatives. An Iraq war veteran, Chris served in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years achieving the rank of Captain.

What we Cover in This Episode:

  • Transfering from the Marine Corp to the financial world.
  • What pulled Chris to the Web3.0 space?
  • Why Coinfund?
  • How does Coinfund decide what is an investable project?
  • Recent OFAC action against Tornado Cash and the importance of security
  • What needs to happen for institutional adoption of crypto?
  • Chris’ advice to new Web3.0 builders
  • What needs to be done for mainstream adoption?
  • Has there been a change of sentiment in traditional investors in terms of crypto?

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