Dan Doney first discovered blockchain while working in the US intelligence community, where he became the first Chief Innovation Officer. He founded Securrency in 2015 and raised over $60m to date to transform global financial markets. In this episode, we discuss institutional defi, self-processing financial instruments, the ontology of finance, some of his favorite people and projects in the space and what winning looks like for Securrency.
Show from 7/16/21Wharton Finance Professor Jeremy Siegel kicks off the show discussing the future of inflation, the 10 year under 1%, housing not being in the CPI, money supply and more. Then, Host Jeremy Schwartz and Guest Host Will Peck get into emerging technologies and digital assets with an expert in the space.Guests:Dan Doney - CEO of Securrency, IncFollow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ddoney/For more on Securrency visit their website: https://securrency.com/Follow Securrency on Twitter: @SecurrencyFollow WisdomTree on Twitter: @WisdomTreeETFsFollow Jeremy Schwartz on Twitter: @JeremyDSchwartz See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dan Doney: Digital Currency, Blockchain, and Distributed Ledgers
Lessons from the School of Cyber Hard Knocks
Today's Guest is Dan Doney, CEO of Securrency. Want to better understand the connection between blockchain and cryptocurrency? Craving a wealth of information? In this episode, Dan discusses how he founded his company, Securrency, what they do, his foundations in security, what markets are right for cryptocurrency, the most important facts to know about blockchain, the geopolitical implications of cryptocurrency, the future of blockchain, what keeps him up at night, and as always, his toughest lesson learned.
Dan Doney, Securrency CEO and Co-Founder and Former U.S. Intelligence Officer, on the Security Challenges of Cryptoassets
Cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance are approaching more mainstream adoption, and presenting new challenges to financial sector integrity as well as national security. On this episode, we talk with Dan Doney, CEO, Co-Founder and Lead Architect of Securrency, a firm that provides coin-agnostic security logistics for cryptocurrency transactions. Doney is a recognized industry expert in artificial intelligence (AI), software architecture, cybersecurity and dynamic pricing. He is also a former longtime U.S. intelligence officer, who served with the National Security Agency (NSA), the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and finally, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, where he was appointed Chief Innovation Officer.
Dan Doney Co-Founded Securrency in 2015 and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Lead Architect of Securrency’s comprehensive, cutting-edge technology. Dan is a recognized expert in software development, artificial intelligence, process automation, cybersecurity, dynamic asset pricing, and enterprise architecture. Dan served as the Chief Innovation Officer of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and is the recipient of the 2014 Fierce 15 award as a top government change agent. Dan holds degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Summary:In this 117th episode of Fintech Impact, Jason Pereira, award-winning financial planner, university lecturer, writer, and host interviews Dan Doney, CEO of Securrency, a blockchain-enabled tokenization platform that bakes compliance into the actual token. This enables the token to represent the actual asset and simultaneously has rules set around who can participate, what the issuance policies are, and what government regulations come into play. Episode Highlights: ● 00:13 – Jason Pereira introduces Dan Doney and what Securrency is, ● 00:52 – Dan Doney explains Securrency. ● 02:21 – How and why did Securrency get started? ● 08:19 – What is the ideal situation for blockchain tokenization? ● 11:02 – What is happening with the WisdomTree investment in Securrency and innovations in the blockchain space? ● 17:16 – How do liquidity rules apply to Securrency? ● 18:32 – The boundary is only formed by the qualifications of the users and the instruments that they care trading and whether there is a match. ● 19:18 – Jason and Dan talk about securitization of real estate and usership. ● 24:47 – What would Dan Doney change in his business or industry? ● 28:34 – What have been the biggest challenges that Dan has faced? ● 30:30 – What is the most exciting thing that he is working on? 3 Key Points 1. Securrency patented a concept that allows you to flexibly generate an easy user interface to drag-and-drop rule sets so lawyers and regulators can see the frameworks to enforce global securities regulations. 2. Banks spend $240 billion a year on compliance. 3. If a venueless boundary can be created for rules and enforcement of rules, do you really need to have a central location under which the exchange takes place? Tweetable Quotes: ● “We emphasize specifically interoperability and one of our hallmark components is the ability to link existing financial service networks to the blockchain space.” – Dan Doney ● “The tokens know what they are allowed to do and they only allow themselves to participate in transactions between known and qualified parties, regardless of the type of instruments.” – Dan Doney ● “What you want is a global venue where the instrument itself knows what the rules are and it is able to enforce the rules without boundaries, or at least the only boundary is the regulatory framework that applies for the instrument and any participants in the trade.” – Dan Doney Resources Mentioned: ● Facebook – Jason Pereira’s Facebook ● LinkedIn – Jason Pereira’s LinkedIn ● FintechImpact.co – Website for Fintech Impact ● JasonPereira.ca – Sign up for Jason Pereira’s newsletter ● Linkedin – Dan Doney’s● Securrency – Website for Securrency See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dan Doney - Securrency (Episode #18 - "COVID-19, DeFi, and Security Tokens"
Dan Doney is the CEO of Securrency, a security token firm focused on enhancing financial infrastructure and interoperability across the world’s asset markets. In this episode, Dan and I talk about COVID-19’s influence on the decentralized finance space. We also cover the mapping of security token technology to ‘DeFi’ in the future, WidsomTree’s strategic investment in Securrency’s $17M Series A earlier this year – and why security tokens may eventually disrupt the ETF model. Finally, Dan and I touch on the implications of the recent COVID-19 pandemic to the security token industry – and whether this helps speed up or slow down the inevitable shift to a tokenized future.
#20 Dan Doney, CEO of Securrency: How Blockchain Transforms the ETF Industry
Dan and Tomer discuss how blockchain is disrupting the global ETF industry and the $240B compliance market. During their talk, Dan shares what led him from the U.S. Navy and the Defense Intelligence Agency to blockchain, reveals how Securrency’s strategic partnership with ETF giant WisdomTree came about, breaks down the current liquidity challenges in crypto, explains why he’s convinced the security token (STO) vertical will take off, and details how he raised more than $25 million from investors. SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your favorite podcast app Leave a review Share the show on social media with your friends and family LISTEN TO THE BLOCKCHAIN VC PODCAST: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Google Podcasts Youtube Stitcher Show website FOLLOW TOMER ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter Medium blog
Dan Doney, CEO of Securrency: National Security Debate - Bitcoin vs. The Dollar
The Pomp Podcast
Dan Doney is the CEO of Securrency, a financial markets infrastructure technology company focused on enhancing capital formation and stimulating global liquidity. In this conversation, Dan and Anthony discuss his time working as the Chief Innovation Officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency, how innovation works in the CIA and NSA, why a focus on innovation inside large organizations is important, what he’s building with Securrency, and why capital formation and global liquidity is important to improve via a blockchain.ETORO-----This episode of Off the Chain is sponsored by eToro, the smartest crypto trading platform, and one of the largest in the world. Join 11 million other traders and create an account at etoro.com/pomp and build your crypto portfolio the smart way.-----If you enjoyed this episode and want to stay updated on everything Bitcoin, blockchain, and crypto. Check out Off the Chain newsletter by visiting offthechain.substack.com and join 35,000+ other investors currently subscribed to my daily investor letter.