• “Bitcoin as an asset class has become more of an institutional topic, certainly from macro investors,” Peel said.
  • “The growth (in DeFi) can’t be ignored, on one hand these platforms grow significantly but they are also limited on regulatory requirements,” he said.

Andrew Peel, head of digital asset markets at Morgan Stanley, joined Blockworks for an interview at our Digital Asset Summit: NYC conference after he spoke during “The Future of Financial Services and Digital Assets” panel. 

In the interview, Peel shared insight from the conference and talked about: 

  • Traditional finance overlapping with digital assets 
  • Bitcoin as an asset class
  • The explosion of innovation 
  • The power of public, open networks 
  • Crypto evolution over time 
  • Regulatory requirements

Watch the full interview below and watch all of the panel videos from DAS here


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  • Jacquelyn Melinek is a Houston-based reporter covering digital asset funds and markets. She previously reported on energy markets for S&P Global Platts and Bloomberg News and is published in over 65 news outlets. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Media and Journalism.