The Swiss Road to Crypto
The Swiss Road To Crypto
How a swiss bank got started in crypto

How a swiss bank got started in crypto

Romain Braud is director of digital assets at Arab Bank in Switzerland. Arab Bank offers services for crypto custody, trading, staking, and lending. They also offer classic banking services.

We will discuss

- how Romain convinced Arab bank to embrace crypto

- what are the obstacles most banks still face when they want to start a crypto business such as reputational risk

- what kind of clients they have and where is demand coming from

- corporates looking to get involved in bitcoin

- Defi vs Tradfi and risk related to Defi and much more

Time stamps

00:05 Introduction

03:47 How Arab Bank got started in crypto

06:20 Reputational risk for the bank

08:35 Profile of clients involved in crypto

12:41 Are crypto assets segregated from the balance sheet of the bank

13:13 Anecdotes from clients

15:45 Corporates looking at bitcoin

19:54 Switzerland and Crypto

21:16 What are clients looking for in Defi

26:41 Main risks in Defi

28:20 Defi vs Tradfi and what will Defi look like in 20 years

30:05 Rapid Fire questions



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