ATSs As A Force For Innovation

In this video, Gautam Gujral sits down with Richard Johnson to talk about ATSs. They cover a wide range of topics surrounding alternative trading systems including working with the SEC and what the future holds for ATSs in the private market. Throughout their conversation, you will get a comprehensive overview of what an ATS is, how it functions, and why there has been such an advancement in the ATS industry.

Richard Johnson is a Finance and FinTech professional with significant experience of markets, innovation and disruptive technologies. Recognizing the potential for security tokens to transform market structure, he founded Texture Capital in 2019. Leveraging blockchain and smart contracts, they are revolutionizing the market for private securities. He began his career in quantitative finance then moved into electronic trading. In 2014, he shifted focus to emerging technologies, particularly crypto and blockchain, as a consultant, advisor, trader and founder.

This video was recorded at the Digital Assets and Securities Conference in Austin, Texas in May 2022. The Digital Assets AND Securities (DAAS) conference is an informative and integrative conference that brings together builders, issuers, investors, business and tech leaders, and anyone else involved in all things web3. Put together annually by Vertalo, the purpose of the conference is to connect and enable a stronger ecosystem to further the understanding of the intersection of digital assets and securities.

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