Sound DeFi Podcast

The narrative of blockchain – all things crypto, digital assets, and Web3 – is being written from the front edge of decentralized finance. The  Sound DeFi Podcast is the place where this story will unfold, in real-time. Join us each week for the interviews, insights, conversations, research, individuals, and companies that are driving the growth of today’s decentralized ecosystem.

#026: Taking Digital ATSs to The Bank with Pat LaVecchia

#026: Taking Digital ATSs to The Bank with Pat LaVecchia

Oasis Pro Markets, CEO, Pat LaVecchia knows TradFi and DeFi, and in this episode, Mr. LaVecchia discusses the ways in which Oasis Pro Markets is integrating its digital ATS directly with DeFi applications as part of a digital asset evolution.

Pat’s own personal journey from TradFi to DeFi provides valuable insights into what he found most intriguing about the crypto, blockchain, and digital assets, along with a compelling perspective on how Oasis Pro Markets is addressing institutional investor problems and concerns.

Some of the topics covered, include:

•Overview of DeFi

• What brought Mr. LaVecchia to DeFi/finance background

•Oasis Pro Markets value prop/market focus

•Blockchain benefits to institutional investors

•The evolution of DeFi infrastructure

•Demystifying the notion of hacking as it relates to digital securities

•Future of DeFi: fractionalizing assets & real estate

#025: The What, How & Why of DeFi with Michael Nadeau

#025: The What, How & Why of DeFi with Michael Nadeau

With over ten years of commercial real estate experience and a genuine passion and knowledge of decentralized finance (creator of, The DeFi Report), Michael Nadeau talks with Sound DeFi host Chris Berg about the economic realities and opportunities offered by blockchain technology and DeFi.

Some of the topics covered, include:

•Overview of DeFi

•Demystifying DeFi–the realities of new technology

•DeFi example: decentralized exchanges

•New economic incentive structures of DeFi

•Network effects on layer 1 blockchains

•Pricing private market assets on a monthly basis

#024: Intro to Security Tokens with Security Token Advisors’ Peter Gaffney

#024: Intro to Security Tokens with Security Token Advisors’ Peter Gaffney

Security Token Advisors, Head of Research, Peter Gaffney shares his journey and insights into the world of security tokens, tokenization, and Web3 opportunities/applications

Through his involvement with Security Token Markets and Security Token Advisors, Mr. Gaffney lays out Security Token Advisors’ role as an end-to-end liaison for clients looking to tokenize assets and/or raise capital via the tokenization process. As an innovator, Mr. Gaffney shares a forward-looking vision and highlights tokenization opportunities from private markets to the Metaverse.

#023: Key Insights on Broker-dealer Infrastructure & ATSs in Private Market Digital Securities

#023: Key Insights on Broker-dealer Infrastructure & ATSs in Private Market Digital Securities

Rialto Markets is a Finra-registered broker-dealer and SEC-registered Alternative Trading System (ATS) focused on private market digital securities. In this episode, Rialto Markets, CEO & Founder, Shari Noonan talks about the ways in which Rialto Markets is providing greater value, liquidity, and infrastructure for retail-facing issuers.

Drawing on over 20 years of experience in the financial service industry, Mrs. Noonan is able to effortlessly move between detailing Rialto Markets’ story and speaking to the impact that her company’s innovation is having within the larger market narrative.

Some topics covered, include:
•Assessing risk in today’s market
•The evolution of capital markets crowdfunding
•Overview of Rialto’s value prop and process
•Discussion on ATSs
•The expanding Private Market landscape
•The importance of having real-time access to data associated with securities

#022: The Journey to a Better DeFi–Building on What Works

#022: The Journey to a Better DeFi–Building on What Works

Drawing on a wealth of professional experience across TradFi, DeFi, and BlockFi, Inveniam Asset Management, CEO, Jeannette Spaulding reflects on the state of today’s market and shares her insights on projects, innovations, and ever-evolving technologies that continue to shape and drive opportunities in decentralized finance.

Some topics covered, include:
•Assessing risk in today’s market
•Discussion on project momentum in DeFi space
•Continuing to harness the best attributes of blockchain and DeFi
•Understanding the value of an asset in DeFi environment

#021: Inveniam “IT”–How Trusted Data Architecture is Transforming Private Markets

#021: Inveniam “IT”–How Trusted Data Architecture is Transforming Private Markets

Inveniam, Managing Director, Real Estate Services, Samuel Grossman walks through the key client benefits offered by Inveniam.io. From solving workflow inefficiencies and taking friction out of transactions to utilizing trusted blockchain technology and supporting the tokenization process, Mr. Grossman walks through the data operating system that is creating better data, better value, and better decisions for asset owners across real estate, private markets, and the DeFi ecosystem.