Blockchain and Distributed Ledger

A blockchain or distributed ledger is a consensus of replicated, shared, and synchronized digital data geographically spread across multiple sites, countries, or institutions. Unlike with a centralized database, there is no central administrator.

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AlphaPoint Appoints David K.A. Mordecai as a Scientific Board Advisor

AlphaPoint, a blockchain company, offering financial technology solutions for institutional operators by providing global access to digital assets and cryptocurrencies, affirmed the 2016 appointment of David K.A. Mordecai as Scientific Board Advisor. The appointment to the Alphapoint Advisory Board of Kamran Rafieyan, Co-Founder at Enceladus Trading and Sandra Ro, Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer at UWINCorp was also announced.

AlphaPoint is described as “a global financial technology company helping institutions make illiquid assets liquid. Through its secure, scalable, and customizable distributed ledger platform, AlphaPoint enables customers to digitize assets as well as launch and operate markets.”

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Alphapoint was a graduate in the 2016 cohort for FinTech Innovation Lab (FTIL), a highly competitive program that helps early- to growth-stage companies in fintech industry grow their business with support from the world’s top financial service firms. David Mordecai has served as the first Scientist-in-Residence for FTIL since his appointment in 2013.

Read the AlphaPoint press release here: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/03/15/1438333/0/en/AlphaPoint-Appoints-FinTech-and-Capital-Markets-Veterans-to-Advisory-Board.html.

David K.A. Mordecai was Invited to Speak at the GARP Conference What Blockchain Means for Risk Management

David K.A. Mordecai was Invited to Speak at the GARP Conference What Blockchain Means for Risk Management

David K.A. Mordecai was invited to speak at the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Conference What Blockchain Means for Risk Management on September 12, 2016 at The Union League Club in New York City. This conference aimed to explore the connections between blockchain and distributed ledger technology, as well as financial and operational risk management.

David Mordecai participated in a panel entitled Getting from Here to There, which discussed the following topics:

  • Financial industry application and fitness for purpose
  • Infrastructure requirements, scalability and resiliency 
  • Implications for risk management

David K.A. Mordecai was Invited to Speak at the GARP Conference What Blockchain Means for Risk Management

About Global Association of Risk Professionals

The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) has a mission to advance the risk profession through education, training, and the promotion of best practices globally, as the leading professional association for risk managers. GARP enables the risk community to make better informed risk decisions through “creating a culture of risk awareness®”, by educating and informing at all levels, from those beginning their careers in risk, to those leading risk programs at the largest financial institutions across the globe, as well as the regulators that govern them.