Role of Custodians & Exchanges in DeFi ecosystem

This panel focuses on digital assets custody and its implication for the future adoption of digital assets.

The total crypto market is now above $US 2 trillion for the first time in history with an acceleration of institutions’ adoption. Companies like Tesla, Square, and Microstrategy publicly reported that they transferred a part of their cash reserve in Bitcoin. With more institutional players entering the market, the issues of security, regulatory compliance, and custody of digital assets are the number one questions that need to be answered.

In this panel, we will explore the impact of Custody solutions so participants can understand how they work. We will also provide an overview of the current digital custody landscape and the market solutions, as well as the challenges and uncertainties the industry is facing.

‘Role of Custodians & Exchanges in DeFi ecosystem’ belongs to the event series about different blockchain topics that are brought together by BLOCKROCKET. BLOCKROCKET is an early-stage investor and digital accelerator program for blockchain startups in Germany that helps startups, corporates, and investors leverage the potential of blockchain technology. Since their launch in 2019, they have acquired numerous well-known partners and mentors and handpicked some of the best blockchain startups among 150 applications for their program.


  • Laurent Marochini, Head of Innovation of Société Générale Securities Services - SGSS
  • Mark Mayerfeld, Chief Revenue Officer of GK8
  • Simon Peters, Managing Director of Decus Network GmbH
  • Cyrus Fazel, Founder and CEO of SwissBorg
  • Emi Lorincz, Business Development Director of Ledger


Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 16h00-17h00 (CET)
Mode: online talk via Zoom; Zoom dial-in URL will be sent previous to the online talk

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