Decentralized Finance or DeFi is continuing to see greater amounts of money pour in - from US$500 million at the end of last year to over US$9 billion this September, the blockchain is being touted as having the power to disrupt the entire financial services sector.
But just as ICOs were meant to be a disrupt or for venture capital and traditional fund raising methods, is DeFi another hype bubble or the next big thing?
1,000% Returns or a Bubble to Zero? If you missed Novum Alpha’s most recent webinar on the DeFi, you can catch it here.
✅ Patrick Tan - CEO & General Counsel, Novum Alpha Patrick is a lawyer and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2005. Specializing in blockchain technology law, he analyzes and manages legal risks related to cryptocurrency trading and his writing is regularly featured in leading publications.
✅ Dennis Hui - Head of Product Development & Fixed Income, Novum Alpha Dennis has over 6 years of institutional trading experience across a variety of assets, including fixed income products, equities, derivatives, interest rates and digital assets. As well as holding leadership roles at major digital asset exchanges, he is also a 2-time international wrestling champion and the co-founder of his own wrestling academy.
✅ Phuong Nguyen (Host) - Head of Business Development, Novum Alpha Phuong has over five years of experience in sales and marketing and has worked for some of Vietnam’s most enterprising technology startups. A regular feature in the Vietnam technology scene, Phuong heads up Novum Alpha’s Vietnam office out of Hanoi.
Patrick is an innovative entrepreneur and a lawyer passionate about cryptocurrencies and the business world. He is the CEO of Novum Global Technologies, a cryptocurrency quantitative trading firm. He understands the business concerns of founders and business people helping them to utilise the legal framework to structure their companies to take advantage of emerging technologies such as the blockchain in order to reach greater heights. His passion for travel, marketing and brand building has led him across careers and continents. He read law at the National University of Singapore and graduated with Honors in the Upper Division and joined one of Singapore’s top law firms, Allen & Gledhill where he was called to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 2005. He created Purer Skin, a skincare and inner beauty company which melds the traditional wisdom of ancient Asian ingredients such as Bird's Nest with modern technology. In 2010, his partner and himself successfully raised $589,000 from the National Research Foundation of Singapore under the Prime Minister’s Office. He has played a key role in the growth of Purer Skin from 11 retail points in Singapore to over 755 retail points in Singapore and 2 overseas in less than a year. He taught himself graphic design, coding, website design and video editing to create the Purer Skin brand and finished his training at a leading Digital Media Company.