How Don Wilson Built His Trading Empire | 1000x

In today's episode of 1000x, we are joined by Don Wilson, the founder of DRW and one of the world's most successful traders. Don explains how to use probability distributions to make decisions, how he founded DRW, why BTC has negative convexity, how AI will change financial markets and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(00:57) How Don First Became a Trader

(06:28) Custom Valuation Models and Strategies

(10:37) The Transition to Electronic Trading

(14:56) Bitcoin’s Appeal: Removing Intermediaries

(19:21) Cumberland's Origin Story

(21:15) BTC's Negative Convexity

(26:35) How Will AI Impact Financial Markets?

(30:16) Crypto’s Evolution and Market Structure

(35:15) When Will RWAs Move to Crypto Rails?

(37:50) Today’s Infrastructure Shortfalls and the Canton Blockchain

(42:54) Don’s Decision-Making Process

(47:51) Favorite Trades of All Time

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