"So, there's a lot of ways I think you can be decentralized or have decentralized values. A good analogy right now is that most finance is very centralized. For example, you have to go to a bank, have a bank account, and there are a few people that permit you to access your own funds or for getting loans out, getting a mortgage, or anything along those lines.
Similar to how a government is centralized in many ways in their authority. They do have decentralized offices and banks can have decentralized offices. But the idea of decentralization and cryptocurrency from my perspective is about increasing the spread of the nodes. Instead of having maybe 10 big banks in the city, you've got 10,000 people that each is running their own nodes, and each person operating their own bank. So, it's pushing decentralization out much, much further."
Kieran Macleod - Founder & director, Longtail Financial
Business - Finance - Research
Kieran is a seasoned trader and researcher. Having managed teams in corporate finance, he works with diligence in understanding intricate details while opening dialogue for collaboration. A natural networker, Kieran is deeply informed and connected in the crypto-finance space and is seeking ways to further grow transcendent technologies.
In May 2019, Kieran experienced a spinal cord injury from a tragic motor vehicle accident during a business trip to Phuket Thailand. Kieran is currently paraplegic and is now evaluating and pursuing regenerative medicine for his condition. His pursuits lead him to applications of stem cells, exosomes, peptides, mycology, exoskeleton rehabilitation, dietary medicine, cognitive therapies, medicinal plant-medicine and ultimately Nuralink.
Shawn Anderson - Founder & Directing Scientist, Longtail Financial
Master Data scientist - Technical Shaman
Shawn’s experience in implementing big data and AI solutions in academia, startups, hackathons, governments, and corporate banking laid the technological foundation for LTF. His passion for computing topics such as reinforcement learning, computational finance, data visualization, visionary qualities, and mastery of product delivery make him a strong leader at LongTailFinancial.
Shawn has been involved in many projects, including teaching at SFU for the Big Data Professional Masters program, green bonded blended finance with the Green Bank Network, RBC’s amplify internship and many more under NDA. Shawn has written many papers on Big Data, Machine Learning, Finance, and Cryptocurrency.
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