In this video, Blockworks’ “Forward Guidance” podcast host Jack Farley sat down with Omid Zadeh, head of business development, EMEA, at Matrixport, at Blockworks’ Digital Asset Summit in London to talk about the increasing demand for borrowing and lending in digital assets, and the evolving spot and derivatives markets.

Zadeh leads business development for Matrixport across Europe. He was previously sales director at the London Stock Exchange Group within the capital markets trading division covering hedge funds and proprietary trading houses. Prior to that, he was vice president within ICAP’s electronic broking division, covering banks and the buy-side.

Zadeh holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from the University of London and an MBA from Cass Business School.

Watch the full interview below.


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