Crypto Clarified: Why Data Matters with Erin Friez

Benjamin Dean

December 21, 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

Navigating Blockchain and Crypto Innovations

The rapidly evolving world of Crypto, Blockchain tech, and digital assets more broadly presents a challenge when it comes to keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and developments. WisdomTree’s Head of Digital Assets, Benjamin Dean, leads the charge in providing insightful discussions through Crypto Clarified. In this episode, Ben invites gust Erin Friez, Co-Founder and COO of Digital Asset Research (DAR), to explore crypto pricing, exchange trustworthiness, blockchain technology, digital asset security, and their individual journeys in the crypto world.

Meet Erin Friez

Erin Friez is a standout figure in the digital assets ecosystem. With her extensive experience in legal, regulatory, and product initiatives in the tech and fintech sectors, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion. Her journey, including roles such as Director of Crypto at PNC Asset Management and General Counsel/Head of Digital Assets at YieldX, culminates in her leadership role at DAR. Friez’s insight into the complexities of the crypto market and her pivotal role in offering ‘clean’ crypto data and insights have profoundly impacted the fintech industry.

Insights from This Episode of Crypto Clarified

In this episode, Erin Friez shares her valuable perspectives on several aspects of blockchain and cryptocurrency. The conversation covers the progression of security in crypto exchanges and the importance of balancing hot and cold wallets for asset protection. Friez also covers some of the challenges and solutions related to safeguarding digital assets. The discussion extends to the intricacies of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and emphasizes the importance of smart contract auditing in preserving the integrity of blockchain applications. Friez’s comprehensive understanding of both the legal and technical sides of crypto offers listeners a well-rounded view of the industry’s evolution.

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