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Institutional Crypto Trading featuring Caspian, 8Decimal, Kenetic and Hilo

Featuring: Robert Dykes, CEO Caspian; Yubo Ruan, 8Decimal; Jehan Chu, Managing Partner, Kenetic

Please join us for a conversation about the near-future of crypto trading as it expands from retail to institutional and hedge fund traders. Multiple trillions of dollars of institutional capital and liquidity remain trapped on the sidelines until the "hard problems" of institutional trading are solved:

1. Regulation
2. Familiarity/Comfort with the Asset Class
3. **Credible Financial Instruments and Tools

While regulation and familiarity are gaining clarity and the CBOE and CME futures and other instruments increase in volume, Caspian is providing an institutional grade platform for professional crypto funds, crypto quant funds, and traditional hedge funds, and is backed and/or advised by Mike Novogratz (Galaxy), Ari Paul (Blocktower), Mona El Isa (Melonport).

Robert Dykes, CEO of Caspian with 10+ years building traditional equities trading will present Caspian and the landscape of institutional crypto trading and then will be joined by Yubo Ruan, Founder of 8 Decimal Capital and Jehan Chu, co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kenetic to discuss solutions to current challenges of institutional trading from regulation to custody to volatility.

Robert Dykes
Robert is CEO of Caspian and TORA’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to TORA, Robert spent eleven years in the enterprise software and high-tech industry in Europe, North America, and Asia. Robert has held executive management positions in several start-up and early stage software companies including WebPartner, a software provider of corporate testing applications, and AudioSoft, a software services company providing online music licensing solutions, which was sold to Macrovision Corporation (NASDAQ: MVSN). Robert started his career at Deloitte working in various positions in audit, consulting and mergers & acquisitions groups. Robert holds a B.A. in Economics with an emphasis in Mathematics from Princeton University.

Jehan Chu
Jehan Chu is the co-Founder and Managing Partner of Kenetic, a HK based institutional platform for blockchain. He founded the Ethereum HK meetup and co-Founded the Bitcoin Association of HK, and is the co-Founder of Social Alpha Foundation a non-profit blockchain charity.

Yubo Ruan
Yubo is the founder of 8 Decimal Capital. The fund invested in 0x, Kyber, DoraHacks, Seed CX, Ontology, Bluzelle, TrustToken, Fcoin, Bibox, Zilliqa, ICON. Yubo is the co-founder of Skylight Investment, a boston based venture fund backed by New Oriental (NYSE:EDU). Previously, Yubo started two highly successful companies, including Alisimba (Acquired by TopHacker Group) held 4 national patents and won the 2017 AACYF 30 under 30, Gold Medal Winner of 2012 iENA International Inventions Competition.

Monica Puchner
Monica Puchner of, a new social crypto trading app will give a short introduction to social trading. Monica Puchner is the CEO of, a social network for cryptocurrency traders, newbies and enthusiasts. Monica has been an entrepreneur in tech for 15 years, is an active investor, and trader; and has been teaching all things crypto for the last 3 years.