CryptoNews Podcast

#283: Lars Seier Christensen, Chairman of Concordium, on Bridging the Gap Between DeFi and TradFi

November 16, 2023 Episode 283
CryptoNews Podcast
#283: Lars Seier Christensen, Chairman of Concordium, on Bridging the Gap Between DeFi and TradFi
Show Notes

Lars Seier Christensen is Chairman of the Swiss non-profit Concordium Foundation. With over 30 years of experience across the banking and financial sector, Seier Christensen is a global pioneer in FX and derivatives trading, having co-founded the online trading and investment platform Saxo Bank in 1992. He served as co-CEO of Saxo Bank for more than 20 years, in which time the bank grew to 1,500 employees across 150 locations serving customers in 170 countries. SaxoTrader, the bank’s flagship online trading offering, was launched in 1998 and was one of the first online FX trading platforms in the world. SaxoTrader has since grown to become one of the world’s most complete multi-asset trading platforms. Seier Christensen is also the founder and sole owner of Seier Capital, a private equity and venture capital firm that specializes in investments in angel, seed, and A-round stage companies. The firm invests in art & fashion, financial services, food and beverages, sports & entertainment, social media, and technology industries.

In this conversation, we discuss:
- DeFi is paving the way for a more inclusive financial future
- Legal clarity is the key to institutionalizing DeFi and will drive adoption at scale
- Bridging the gap between DeFi and TradFi
- Marrying decentralization with regulatory compliance
- Bolstering data security
- 1.4 billion people are currently unbanked
- The future of ID + KYC
- Stories from growing Saxo Bank
- Concordium moving forward

X: @ConcordiumNet

Lars Seier Christensen
X: @larsseier
LinkedIn: Lars Seier Christensen


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