iVE.ONE Interview with Michael Reuther
It’s just amazing to get Michael Reuther onboarded as a member of our advisory board, a former member of the management board at Commerzbank AG. He is set to bring his extensive banking knowledge and experience to the product iVE.ONE. Before joining Commerzbank AG, he was the Group Head of Liquidity Management and Head of European Treasury in London and Frankfurt at Deutsche Bank. After studying law and attending New York and Harvard Business School, Mr Reuther joined Deutsche Bank as a trainee in 1987, where he worked his way upthe career ladder. Welcome to the #iVE.ONE family.
1. What led you to join iVE.ONE’s advisory board?
Digital Assets and particularly tokenization is an important industry trend that goes beyond the digitization of financial instruments. It’s a brilliantway to conduct transactions in a very efficient way and to lower the traditional securities issuance costs. And iVE.ONE offers a great value proposition for making things easier in the financial market, especially for establishing a better connection between investors and issuers. The transformation of the financial market using digital technology is about totake off and I’d like to be a part of this great journey.
2. What’s your goal as a member of the advisory board at iVE.ONE?
I would like to contribute to the success of iVE.ONE by using my valuable network, not only in Germany and Europe, but also internationally. Over the past decades, I have developed and have been part of a great ecosystem with market participants, entrepreneurs, regulators, central banks, all those who ultimately make up the infrastructure of the tokenization market in the future.
3. How does iVE.ONE fit into the industry and how is it growing?
The interesting point about iVE.ONE and which is also the reason why I am part of the advisory board, is the ability to provide a technical infrastructure and platform in the primary and secondary market: from tokenization to a marketplace for digital asset between issuers and investors. I also found it interesting where iVE.ONE originally came from - the compliance issue between blockchain and “identity verification”. Concerned about the anonymity of blockchain transactions,especially for cryptocurrencies and tokenized assets, regulators are building more and more legal frameworks for digital assets. As a result, KYC (Know-Your-Customer)and compliance has become an essential issue, especially for transactions that are more technology-based rather than face-to-face like in the early times. It is therefore becoming more accurate with upcoming legal requirements like the rule to know "who is behind the transactions" in the primary and secondary market. And iVE.ONE solves this missing piece of the puzzle.
4. How will the digital finance industry change in the next 10 years?
Digital finance is going to take over traditional finance long term. Ultimately, if you look at the history of payments and financial transactions, it used to start with a simple handshake between two parties and the settlement process lasted very long. Now we've embraced technology and when something is easier and more user-friendly for financial market participants, prejudices are reduced through technical evolution. At the end, there are three important aspects for digital finance: simplicity, transparency and determination.
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