Ron Quaranta

Founder and Chairman, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Ron possesses over 30 years of experience in the global financial services and technology industries. He currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, the world's leading non-profit trade association promoting the comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology and cryptoassets across global financial markets. Prior to this, Ron served as CEO of DerivaTrust Technologies, a pioneering software and technology firm for financial market participants. Ron is the editor and contributing author of the book "Blockchain in Financial Markets and Beyond: Challenges and Applications", published Risk Books, as well as contributor to "Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2019", published by Global Legal Insights. In addition, he was recently named to the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accountinglist by Accounting Today in 2018. He is a frequent guest of major media outlets, including Bloomberg Radio, and is a sought-after speaker and writer regarding financial technology and innovation. Ron also serves as an advisor to multiple startups and corporations focused on fintech innovation and blockchain technology.