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Marco Santori

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Banking on it - Discussing Kraken's Foray into Banking with Marco Santori

Bully Esquire

Bully sits down with Marco Santori (https://twitter.com/msantoriESQ), Chief Legal Officer at Kraken Exchange, and a legal legend in the crypto space. They discuss his history in Bitcoin, from the Delaware Blockchain Initiative to his time in private practice advising crypto companies, to his current role as CLO. He discusses the process Kraken undertook to get the WY banking charter and what benefits this new approval will bring to Kraken's customers. –––Node40Buy, sell or exchange crypto this year? With NODE40, crypto-savvy investors can easily determine their tax obligation and report it accurately. This year, you’ll be required to report your crypto activity to the IRS. Whether you owe or have losses to claim, NODE40 allows you to file with confidence. NODE40... Bulletproof crypto tax reporting. Sign up today at node40.com/bully.–––Crypto.comCrypto.com serves 10M+ customers, providing them with a powerful alternative to traditional financial services through the Crypto.com App, Crypto.com Visa Card, Exchange and DeFi offerings. Crypto.com is giving away four Teslas! To enter the lucky draw, download the Crypto.com App and buy at least $100 of Bitcoin before March 8th. New users will also enjoy 0% credit & debit card fees in your first month. More details. –––GeminiGemini is a cryptocurrency platform that allows customers to buy, sell, and store more than 30 cryptos like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York Banking Law.  Open a free account in under 3 minutes at gemini.com/bully.–––Listen on Apple.Listen on Spotify.This podcast is presented by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: http://blockworks.co.

56mins

26 Feb 2021

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The World's First Crypto Bank with David Kinitsky & Marco Santori

What Bitcoin Did

“The bottom line is that a bank is a big deal… banking is the granddaddy of it all, it’s the bottom of the financial services stack.”— David KinitskyLocation: SquadcastDate: Wednesday 23rd September Company: Kraken Financial & KrakenRole: CEO & Chief Legal OfficerLast week Kraken announced that the Wyoming Banking Board had voted in favour of the exchange's application for a banking charter under Wyoming's Special Purpose Depository Institution statute. This charter makes Kraken the first cryptocurrency company to gain banking status.Receiving the banking charter opens traditional rails in the finance world that had previously been unavailable to the exchange, and in turn, will lead to the development of a range of innovative new banking services.In this interview, I talk to Kraken Financial CEO David Kinitsky and Kraken's Chief Legal Officer Marco Santori. We discuss the creation of a crypto bank, what it will mean to both the industry and Kraken customers and why they chose Wyoming.This episode’s sponsors:Kraken - The best place to buy, sell & trade BitcoinBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial services Sportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.Least Authority - Helping projects improve their security and build secure technology.-----WBD263 Show Notes: https://www.whatbitcoindid.com/podcast/the-worlds-first-crypto-bank-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show my doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.

25 Sep 2020

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David Kinitsky and Marco Santori (Kraken) on obtaining the first Wyoming SPDI (EP.126)

On The Brink with Castle Island

Today, Kraken Financial, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kraken, became the first financial institution to receive the Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI) charter from the State of Wyoming. To celebrate this major milestone, David Kinitsky, CEO of Kraken Financial, and Marco Santori, Kraken CLO, joined us on the show. In this episode:  Why Kraken decided to open an office in Wyoming and pursue the SPDI Why David and Marco chose to join Kraken and work on this project Kraken's journey to obtaining the SPDI and what's next Why Kraken Financial will not seek oversight from the FDIC – and why it doesn't need deposit insurance What an SPDI will enable Kraken to do What distinguishes a full reserve bank – and why take that approach How Kraken Financial would distinguish itself from the standard banks that service crypto companies and from full reserve bitcoin custodians Whether Kraken expects NY to honor reciprocity for the Wyoming SPDI The relationship between Kraken group and Kraken Financial The next steps to take the SPDI approval and become an operational, fully-fledged deposit taking institution What the SPDI will mean for existing Kraken customers  Read more about the SPDI here. 

45mins

16 Sep 2020

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Legal OG Marco Santori of Blockchain.com on Advocating for Bitcoin, Countering the Media Narrative, and Changing the Landscape in Bitcoin's Early Days

Untold Stories

Marco Santori, president & chief legal officer of Blockchain.com who’s also known as the ‘Dean of Digital Currency Lawyers’ joins us today on Untold Stories. Marco believes that a good lawyer doesn’t just say ‘no’ but rather explains the law, risks and potential rewards of a given strategy. He goes on to state that a great lawyer has to be involved in both advocacy and advisory work which can eventually change the law in order to reduce risk. Marco reminisces on his work developing the 1st FINCEN guidance and how it was vital to engage and not ignore the regulators. He points out that the press at the time were only reporting on negatives and how they had to wrestle control of the narrative in crypto. Marco also explains the funds travel rule and discusses the importance of maintaining non-custodial solutions in crypto. He explains his work with the SAFT project and expands on its achievements. In the end he states the core constant of Blockchain.com and its plans for the future.---BitPay gives you the tools to live life on crypto. Whether you want to send crypto to friends, use crypto to buy video games or computer parts, or turn crypto into gift cards for more than 100 mainstream brands, the BitPay app has you covered. You can hold your own private keys in a secure wallet while accessing the best of crypto commerce. Get started at bitpay.com/wallet.---Bitpanda is a fintech based in Vienna, Austria founded in 2014 by Eric Demuth, Paul Klanschek and Christian Trummer. The company is a firm believer in the innovative power of cryptocurrencies, digitised assets and blockchain technology. Bitpanda’s mission is to tear down the barriers to investing and bring traditional financial products to the 21st century. Today, Bitpanda has more than 1 million users and 120 team members. With a PSD2 payment service provider license, state-of-the-art security and streamlined user experience, Bitpanda has grown into a popular trading platform for newbies and experts alike. Users can currently trade Bitcoin, Ethereum, gold and over 20 other digital assets.---Pepo was founded by Jason Goldberg, who has been building user experiences for creators and communities for decades. Jason has worked at AOL, Jobster, Social Median, and more recently he connected designers at Hem and Fab. Visit us at Pepo.com/stories for more information.---If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io

1hr 21mins

30 Jan 2020

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Marco Santori: The Godfather of Crypto Law

The Pomp Podcast

Marco Santori is the President and Chief Legal Officer of Blockchain, the easy way to send, receive, store, and trade digital currencies. In this conversation, Santori and Anthony Pompliano discuss what Santori's original conversations with federal regulators were like, how the SAFF Document became so popular, why ICOs have essentially disappeared in the U.S., and what Marco believes is the most view of crypto's potential impact on the world.

1hr 23mins

7 Nov 2018

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Ep. 70. Panel featuring Brent McIntosh from US Treasury and an interview with Marco Santori from Blockchain

Blockchain Insider Podcast by 11:FS

Live from Money20/20 USA, we start this episode with an in-depth interview with Marco Santori on where the crypto industry is right now. We also have a panel on the relationship between crypto investors and regulators. Regulation is evolving but remains patchy, with uncertainty on issues ranging from exchanges and ICOs to securities laws. As institutional players move into crypto, these issues have taken on a new urgency. Tanaya Macheel from Cheddar, Marco Santori, the "Dean of Blockchain lawyers," and Brent McIntosh, General Counsel at The U.S. Department of the Treasury, provide insight into the future of regulation and how investors should respond to this uncertainty. All this and so much more on this week's episode of Blockchain Insider. And if you enjoyed our tweet of the week why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! We hope you enjoy the show and, as ever, don't forget to subscribe! Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show @bchaininsider and if you really love the show, please leave us a review on iTunes. This week's episode of Blockchain Insider was produced by Laura Watkins and Petrit Berisha. Edited by Michael Bailey.Special Guests: Brent McIntosh, Marco Santori, and Tanaya Macheel.

55mins

1 Nov 2018

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Ep. 70. Panel featuring Brent McIntosh from US Treasury and an interview with Marco Santori from Blockchain

Blockchain Insider by 11:FS

Live from Money20/20 USA, we start this episode with an in-depth interview with Marco Santori on where the crypto industry is right now. We also have a panel on the relationship between crypto investors and regulators. Regulation is evolving but remains patchy, with uncertainty on issues ranging from exchanges and ICOs to securities laws. As institutional players move into crypto, these issues have taken on a new urgency. Tanaya Macheel from Cheddar, Marco Santori, the "Dean of Blockchain lawyers," and Brent McIntosh, General Counsel at The U.S. Department of the Treasury, provide insight into the future of regulation and how investors should respond to this uncertainty. All this and so much more on this week's episode of Blockchain Insider. And if you enjoyed our tweet of the week why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! We hope you enjoy the show and, as ever, don't forget to subscribe! Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show @bchaininsider and if you really love the show, please leave us a review on iTunes. This week's episode of Blockchain Insider was produced by Laura Watkins and Petrit Berisha. Edited by Michael Bailey.Special Guests: Brent McIntosh, Marco Santori, and Tanaya Macheel.

55mins

1 Nov 2018

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Trends in Crypto: Marco Santori, Michael Sonnenshein and Barbara Minuzzi on 2017 and What's Next

Unchained

In this live recording of a panel discussion at the CoinAlts Fund Symposium, Marco Santori, president and chief legal officer of Blockchain, managing director at Grayscale Investments, and Barbara Minuzzi, cofounder and managing partner of Ausum Ventures take stock of the 2017 year and discuss a range of trends they're seeing in the industry. Santori describes what the ICO wave was like from his seat as one of the most in-demand lawyers for ICOs, and why he doesn't actually think that securities (such as a SAFT) can later transform into something that is a non-security. He also talks about how big corporations are thinking about use blockchain technology -- and why we haven't yet seen much activity on that front in the market. We talk about the current clouds over the industry -- custody and regulation -- and Sonnenshein explains why investors choose Grayscale's investment products, such as the Bitcoin Investment Trust, rather that investing in the coin directly, and  Blockchain.info: https://blockchain.info Grayscale Investments: https://grayscale.co Ausum Ventures: https://www.ausum.vc Thank you to the CoinAlts Fund Symposium for hosting the panel: https://www.coinaltsfundsymposium.com For more on regulatory issues, check out these past episodes: Perianne Boring and Amy Kim of the Chamber of Digital Commerce on crypto regulation: http://unchainedpodcast.co/the-chamber-of-digital-commerces-perianne-boring-and-amy-kim-on-why-us-crypto-regulation-is-complicated-and-confusing The Tax Rules That Have Crypto Investors Aghast: http://unchainedpodcast.co/the-tax-rules-that-have-crypto-users-aghast How Crypto and Blockchain Technology Should Be Regulated: http://unchainedpodcast.co/how-crypto-and-blockchain-technology-should-be-regulated Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh of Coin Center: http://unchainedpodcast.co/how-coin-center-is-helping-define-the-big-fuzzy-gray-area-of-blockchain-and-cryptocurrency-law Caitlin Long on How 'Utility Tokens' Are Now Legal in Wyoming: http://unconfirmed.libsyn.com/caitlin-long-on-how-utility-tokens-are-now-legal-in-wyoming Former DOJ Prosecutor Kathryn Haun on What the SEC Subpoenas and FinCen Letter Likely Mean: http://unconfirmed.libsyn.com/sxsw-episode-former-doj-prosecutor-kathryn-haun-on-what-the-sec-subpoenas-and-fincen-letter-likely-mean For more on custody issues, check out the episode with Mike Belshe of BitGo and its acquisition of Kingdom Trust: http://unchainedpodcast.co/mike-belshe-on-what-bitgos-kingdom-trust-acquisition-means-for-crypto-and-how-security-will-develop-in-the-future Thank you to our sponsors! Ethereal Summit: https://etherealsummit.com Quantstamp: https://www.quantstamp.com StartEngine: https://www.startengine.com/unchained

1hr

22 Apr 2018

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Cooley LLP – Marco Santori, Fintech, Bitcoin & Blockchain Attorney

Finding Genius Podcast

Marco Santori, partner attorney at Cooley LLP, discusses legal questions faced by Fintech companies (including bitcoin, cryptocurrency and other blockchain-based companies). Marco Santori leads the FinTech team at Cooley LLP, an international law firm. Marco talks about the regulatory side of these new technologies, government regulations and how these regulations in US are different than other countries. He talks about the friendly and unfriendly regulations of various countries towards cryptocurrency and how the cryptocurrencies will affect their respective economies. Marco also discusses app coins vs. cryptocurrencies, AML, KYC, issues related to ICOs (initial coin offerings) and more. This interview is a MUST LISTEN for any founder or company working in the fintech, bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency or app coin space. Listen, subscribe, and review Future Tech Podcast. Contribute Bitcoin to fuel our interviews and keep us going!

40mins

2 Feb 2017

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#14: Marco Santori on What Lawyers Should Know About Bitcoin

Lawyerist Podcast

Bitcoin is seriously cool technology with the potential to transform the financial industry — and any other industry that needs trusted transactions. Marco Santori talks with Aaron about what Bitcoin is, the hurdles to its wider adoption, and why every lawyer should accept legal fees in Bitcoin. Plus, we also talk about why computers are only as secure as the people who use them, which means the computers in most law firms are not very secure.

58mins

14 Apr 2015

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