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Winston Ma - What Investors Need to Know: Web3 and the Future of Money

Winston Ma, Managing Partner of CloudTree Ventures Ventures

Winston Ma - What Investors Need to Know: Web3 and the Future of Money
Aug 16, 2022 · 35 min

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In this episode, investment expert Winston Ma answers investor questions on blockchain and Web3.

In preparation for the launch of his new book on Blockchain and Web3, Winston shares the most significant insights that investors need to know about the future of money and payments. This includes: metaverse and Web3 - the difference investors need to know; and the first industries mainstreaming application of Web3 technology.

Winston Ma is an investor, attorney, author, and adjunct professor in the global digital economy. He is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CloudTree Ventures Ventures, a seed to early growth stage venture capital firm empowering interactive entertainment companies. He is currently the board Chairman of Nasdaq-listed MCAA, a European tech SPAC, a board member of IDCA - International Data Center Authority, an advisory board member of Capgemini and an Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law.

Most recently for 10 years, he was Managing Director and Head of North America Office for China Investment Corporation (CIC), China’s sovereign wealth fund. Prior to that, Mr. Ma served as the deputy head of equity capital markets at Barclays Capital PLC, a vice president at J.P. Morgan investment banking, and a corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. He was selected a 2013 Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, and in 2014 he received the NYU Distinguished Alumni Award.

0:00 - Intro

6:54 - Will blockchain eventually take over all financial transactions?

11:21 - Who will control the future banking/payment system - traditional banks or something else?

15:32 -  Metaverse and Web3 - what's the difference investors need to know?

20:24 - Crypto platforms are being hacked - how can the industry handle this risk?

24:34 - What does the future of payments look like?

28:04 - Are the crypto markets repeating what happened during the internet bubble in the 90s?

32:23 - What should investors expect to learn when reading Winston’s new book?


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