By @SimonCocking interview with Taras Yakovenko, Advisor, DeHedge

What is your background briefly?

I have more than 15 years of experience in banking and investment. Was engaged in management of credit and counterparty risk in Corporate & Investment Banking and Global Markets in large commercial and investment banks, including MDM Bank, Troika Dialog and Sberbank CIB.

Does it seem like a logical background to what you do now?

I’m happy to bring all my expertise in Business Management & Development and Risk Management areas to make sure that market, counterparty and operational risks inherent to the DeHedge business model are properly addressed.

1 min pitch for what you are doing now?

New Product Development is another key focus – it’s crucial to build a robust infrastructure (including trading facilities, quantitative modeling & analysis, investment research, risk approval & controls) capable of providing DHT holders with top notch solutions suitable for both seasoned and unsophisticated crypto market investors. Nearly 50% of my time is devoted to these specific issues, while 50% of my attention is paid to the project’s long-term value (debating DeHedge strategy, business model, etc).

Why did you get involved with this ICO?

Having worked in the Russian investment-banking industry for more than 15 years, I felt I was missing an opportunity to gain an insight into the latest trends in fintech amidst the booming global interest in blockchain-driven products and business models. When I was introduced to the DeHedge co-founders through a former colleague and an old friend of mine, Dmitry Ansimov, I was really impressed with the innovative idea of a smart-contract-based decentralized hedging solution. On top of that, the project was run by a team of seasoned professionals led by Skolkovo alumni. The latter became a key factor in my decision to join DeHedge as an Advisor.

Why do you think it is such a powerful idea?

Being a two-in-one product, DHT combines a stable coin (backed by BTC-denominated reserves it will partially mirror bitcoin market patterns including low correlation vs traditional asset classes) and an innovative and flexible hedging solution (smart-contract-based put options backed by DeHedge Reserve Fund). Moreover, the team is seeking to build a scalable business model and to maximize ROI by developing a number of alternative revenue-generating products and services available not only for token holders.

How can people find out more about

Follow @De_Hedge on twitter and @DeHedge on Facebook for daily updates and visit our website to learn more about the project. For more info on myself and the projects I’m working on, follow me here.

A new financial reality is forming right before our eyes, Dmitry Ansimov COO and Co-Founder of DeHedge

If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at [email protected] or on Twitter: @SimonCocking

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This