Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Is Asia the Epicenter of DeFi and Financial Innovation?“

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Is Asia the Epicenter of DeFi and Financial Innovation?“

Industry Insights: Panel Discussion: “Is Asia the Epicenter of DeFi and Financial Innovation?”

With DeFi being a technology that is here for the long-term, economies of all nations have to avoid missing the train of innovation in this particular field. In this panel discussion, Mukaya (Tai) Panich (SCB 10X), Sawit Trisirisatayawong (BAND Protocol), Tascha Punyaneramitdee (Alpha Finance Lab) and Do Kwon (Terra) discuss whether and how Asia can achieve to be the Epicenter of DeFi and financial innovation.

Watch this video on YouTube (ca. 20 min.).

About the lecturers

Mukaya (Tai) Panich has over 20 years of experience working and investing in the Technology sector, in Silicon Valley, New York, and Singapore. Tai is currently a Chief Venture and Investment Officer at SCB10X, the digital technology investment arm of Siam Commercial Bank. Before this role, Tai was a Portfolio Manager at Pictet Asset Management, where she invested in publicly-listed technology companies globally, with focus on Asia.

LinkedIn profile of Mukaya (Tai) Panich

Sawit (Tan) Trisirisatayawong is a recent computer science graduate from the University of Michigan and currently a software engineer at Band Protocol, a startup focusing on blockchain technology. Previously, Sawit worked for some of Thailand’s and Asia’s top financial institutions, ranging from banks to venture capital firms.

LinkedIn profile of Sawit (Tan) Trisirisatayawong

Tascha Punyaneramitdee is leading Alpha Finance Lab, a decentralized finance (DeFi) lab for researching and innovating in the DeFi space. She also serves as a member of the board of advisors at the University of California, Berkeley, and has previously worked in investment banking.

LinkedIn profile of Tascha Punyaneramitdee

Do Kwon is the Founder & CEO of Terraform Labs, building Terra, a digital currency made for Web3. He holds a degree from Stanford University in Computer Science and was chosen to be part of the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list.

LinkedIn profile of Do Kwon


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