John D’Agostino is one of the industry’s leading experts on cryptocurrency.  He sits on the board of several of the industry’s largest crypto-focused hedge funds, leads the Digital Asset Working Group for AIMA and much more.  He is also the former Head of Strategy for the New York Mercantile Exchange.

John joins this episode to provide an overview to digital currency.  He explains what people typically mean when they refer to “crypto,” and why a single definition can prove elusive.  John talks about the origin of digital assets, how the market has evolved and some basics mechanics behind investing in the asset class.  He also shares his advice on the immediate steps a Chief Operating Office should take if his or her firm decides that it’s time to invest in cryptocurrencies.

John can be contacted through LinkedIn.  He’s the John D’Agostino with NYMEX blue in the background.

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