Finance Heavyweights BNY Mellon, State Street, TD Ameritrade to Join Growing Lineup at DAS: Markets Conference Nov. 13 in NY

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2019 – BlockWorks Group (BWG) today announced that its DAS: Markets conference will take place in New York on Nov. 13, a follow-up to BWG’s Digital Asset Summit (DAS) conference in May. DAS: Markets will gather over 500 leaders from the exchanges, alternative trading venues, custodians, insurers, banks, lenders and capital allocators that are required for participation in mature digital asset markets.

Attendees will primarily be buy-side investors, sell-side institutions, venture capitalists and other industry professionals interested in learning from respected industry leaders how to more confidently participate in the dynamic and growing digital asset markets.

“Following the success of our inaugural DAS event where several sessions were standing room only, one recurring request was for a deeper dive into the issues keeping institutions on the sidelines, such as custody, payments and the mechanics for trading digital assets,” says Michael Ippolito, co-founder at BlockWorks Group. “DAS: Markets is a one-day exploration of these and other issues from the perspectives of large institutional market participants.”

In contrast with retail-oriented blockchain conferences where most speakers have paid to present, the invitation-only DAS: Markets panels are comprised of financial and blockchain industry experts who bring pragmatic insight into the digital asset ecosystem.

Featured sessions include:

  • Payments: Building the New Rails
  • Exchanges, OTC Desks and Dark Pools: How are Crypto Assets Traded?
  • Banking on Trust: Will the Market Ever Trust New Names in Custody?
  • Trading & Futures: Gaining Synthetic Exposure to Digital Assets
  • Do the Old Rules of Lending Apply to Digital Assets?
  • Challenges of Insuring Digital Assets

Says DAS: Markets keynote speaker Mark W. Yusko, CEO/CIO of Morgan Creek Capital and Managing Partner of its Digital Assets group:

“Our #GetOffZero campaign is based on our belief that cryptoassets have a place in every institution’s portfolio, particularly given today’s uncertain macroeconomic environment. That exposure will vary based on the investor and their risk tolerance, but zero basis points isn’t the right amount for anyone. I’m excited to share my views at DAS: Markets alongside some of the world’s leading financial institutions and investors.”

In addition to Morgan Creek, other participating companies include AIG, BNY Mellon, CME Group, Genesis Trading, Global Debt Registry, Grayscale Investments, Marsh, MasterCard, Multicoin Capital, State Street, TD Ameritrade and more!

DAS: Markets Diamond sponsors include Anchorage; Platinum sponsors include Algorand, BitGo,, Fireblocks and KNØX. Gold sponsors include Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund, Lacero, NAV Consulting and TD Ameritrade.

Media Partners include Barron’s, The Block, Block Social, Brave NewCoin, CryptoEvents, Guerrilla Buzz and MarketWatch.


BlockWorks Group is an events and media production company that helps educate investment professionals on digital assets. BWG helps bridge the gap between the traditional financial ecosystem and blockchain by hosting events and providing quality content for asset managers, family offices, and financial service professionals.

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