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美元投资公司BlackRock贝莱德招聘区块链副总裁

2020-12-25 12:18

 

管理着7.8万亿美元资产的投资公司贝莱德(BlackRock)近日发布招聘区块链主管副总裁的公告。这个角色不是开发区块链技术,而是投资数字资产和区块链公司。


该公司正在寻找的不是技术候选人,而是一位能够提供评估加密资产的方法,并讨论哈希和共识机制等话题的人。这个人需要理解去中心化的治理模型,并能够分析区块链的网络设计,特别是在速度、可扩展性、隐私和安全方面。


2019年4月,贝莱德聘请前Ripple高管Robbie Mitchnick领导其数字资产领域。他还写了一篇论文,概述了一种评估加密资产的方法。在当年9月的一个播客中,Mitchnick被称为该公司的“区块链领导者”,他描述了在速度、可扩展性、隐私和安全方面相同的性能权衡。


有趣的是,考虑到美国证券交易委员会最近针对Ripple的行动,Mitchnick谈到了集中化。他说,可扩展性仍然只是去中心化的无许可网络的一个限制。Mitchnick说:“如果你愿意牺牲真正的去中心化,并且拥有一套预先确定的机构验证器,在很多情况下这是一种非常合理的权衡,那么实际上速度和规模可以更高几个数量级。”


接着,他列出了一长串他认为与企业区块链相关的金融应用。这些包括支付、KYC、贸易融资、衍生品、代理投票、银行贷款、证券化贷款和回购。


该招聘广告发布之际,机构对加密货币行业的兴趣正日益浓厚。本月早些时候,MassMutual宣布向比特币投资1亿美元。几家银行公布了机构加密货币投资项目,包括渣打银行(Standard Chartered)、Northern Trust、瑞士对外银行(BBVA Switzerland)和新加坡星展银行(DBS Bank)。

 

BlackRock, the investment firm with $7.8 trillion in assets under management, has published a job posting for a Vice President, blockchain lead. The role isn’t for developing blockchain technology but for making investments in digital assets and blockchain firms.

The firm is looking for a business person rather than a technical candidate but someone who can provide a methodology for valuing crypto-assets and talk about topics such as hashing and consensus mechanisms. The person would need to understand decentralized governance models and be able to analyze a blockchain’s network’s design, especially concerning speed, scalability, privacy and security.

In April 2019, BlackRock hired former Ripple executive Robbie Mitchnick to lead its digital assets area. He also penned a paper outlining a methodology for valuing crypto-assets. In a podcast in September that year, Mitchnick was referred to as the firm’s ‘blockchain lead’ and outlined precisely the same performance trade-offs of speed, scalability, privacy and security.

Interestingly given the recent SEC action against Ripple, Mitchnick spoke about centralization. He said that scalability is only still a limitation for decentralized permissionless networks. “If you’re willing to sacrifice on true decentralization, and have a predetermined set of institutional validators, which in many use cases is a perfectly reasonable trade-off, then actually speed and scale can be orders of magnitude higher,” said Mitchnick.

And he went on to outline a long list of financial applications where he believes enterprise blockchain is relevant. These include payments, KYCtrade financederivativesproxy votingbank loanssecuritized lending, and REPO.

The job ad comes at a time of heightened institutional interest in the cryptocurrency sector. Earlier this month MassMutual announced it invested $100 million in bitcoin. And several banks unveiled institutional cryptocurrency ventures, including 
Standard Chartered, Northern Trust,BBVA Switzerland and Singapore’s DBS Bank.

 

来自: Ledger Insights