Crypto Clarified: Security – Past Failures, Consequences and Current Solutions

Benjamin Dean

December 1, 2023

Benjamin is a Director in the Digital Assets team for WisdomTree. He focuses on overall digital asset strategy, research and external relations. Prior to joining the company Ben was Cyber Catastrophe Lead at Hiscox Insurance Group. His prior work experience covered the opportunities and risks presented by emerging technologies for organisations including the OECD and the European Parliament. 
 Ben was a Fellow for Cybersecurity and received a Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He also graduated with honours from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economic and Social Sciences.

Invest in the Truth with Crypto Clarified

Staying informed and educated on all the latest innovations in the world of blockchain technology, crypto, and digital assets can be a difficult task. That’s why we have WisdomTree’s Head of Digital Assets Benjamin Dean. In this episode of Crypto Clarified, Ben is joined by Diogo Monica, Co-Founder and CEO of Anchorage Digital to discuss blockchain tech, security in digital assets, and their respective journeys to where they are now.

Meet Diogo Monica

Crypto Clarified is a podcast where we invite pioneers in the world of digital assets and Diogo Monica is a pioneer through and through. As a co-founder of Anchorage Digital, Monica has carved a niche for himself in the crypto ecosystem. His journey from a scholar of distributed systems to a cybersecurity expert at Square and Docker, and now a leader in crypto asset protection, is a remarkable story of innovation and foresight. Monica’s expertise and entrepreneurial spirit have made a significant impact on the fintech sector.

On This Episode of Crypto Clarified

In a candid conversation with Ben Dean, Diogo Monica provides insights into various facets of the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Monica shares his thoughts on the evolution of crypto exchange security, the crucial balance between hot and cold wallets, and the significant challenges and solutions in protecting digital assets.

The discussion also explores the complexities of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and the pivotal role of smart contract auditing in maintaining the integrity of blockchain applications. Monica’s unique perspective, shaped by his extensive background in both traditional cybersecurity and innovative digital solutions, provides a holistic understanding of the digital transformation in fintech.

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