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Richard Crook

Richard
Crook

Former Head of Emerging Technology at Royal Bank of Scotland, defining and leading their blockchain, AI and quantum strategy since November 2014. After leading teams to deliver maximum business benefits through tech solutions for the largest financial service institutions, Richard broke cover with a team of innovators to create LAB577.

Farzad Pezeshkpour

Farzad Pezeshkpour

Since late 90s, Farzad has served in multiple roles across major tier 1 investment banks, including the platform architect and hands-on technical lead for an FX options platform for NatWest and as a quant building exotic options pricing logic at Deutsche. He has been working with DLT since 2014 – including Ripple, Ethereum and Corda. He is a key contributor to the Corda open source project.

An experienced team lead and developer building and deploying bespoke software systems. Ben has worked with the largest grid-based pricing systems for front office risk, including a 40k node grid handling all of RBS’s rates derivatives trades. He has particular interest in decentralised governance, creating the Cordite Society Limited, the first digital mutual society, a UK co-operative running on a blockchain.

Mark has vast experience as a software engineer in the financial services industry across capital markets, retail and corporate. Mark has built systems for equity derivatives trading teams, leading the development of algorithmic trading platforms at ABN AMRO. Mark is an expert at building real-time data models for order books, trade feeds and instrument pricing.

In the media

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RBS team embraces crypto-currencies in hackathon challenge

November 17, 2014

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RBS team tests ability of ethereum to support payments

September 23, 2016

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Banks are trying to launch crypto assets with Corda

June 26, 2018

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Investors can now trade ETH & GBP on the same blockchain

August 1, 2019

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Bridging Blockchain Networks: The First Token of Value on Corda

July 5, 2021

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    A venture studio at the nexus of financial services & emerging technology

    Richard Crook

    Richard
    Crook

    Former Head of Emerging Technology at Royal Bank of Scotland, defining and leading their blockchain, AI and quantum strategy since November 2014. After leading teams to deliver maximum business benefits through tech solutions for the largest financial service institutions, Richard broke cover with a team of innovators to create LAB577.

    Farzad Pezeshkpour

    Farzad Pezeshkpour

    Since late 90s, Farzad has served in multiple roles across major tier 1 investment banks, including the platform architect and hands-on technical lead for an FX options platform for NatWest and as a quant building exotic options pricing logic at Deutsche. He has been working with DLT since 2014 – including Ripple, Ethereum and Corda. He is a key contributor to the Corda open source project.

    An experienced team lead and developer building and deploying bespoke software systems. Ben has worked with the largest grid-based pricing systems for front office risk, including a 40k node grid handling all of RBS’s rates derivatives trades. He has particular interest in decentralised governance, creating the Cordite Society Limited, the first digital mutual society, a UK co-operative running on a blockchain.

    Mark has vast experience as a software engineer in the financial services industry across capital markets, retail and corporate. Mark has built systems for equity derivatives trading teams, leading the development of algorithmic trading platforms at ABN AMRO. Mark is an expert at building real-time data models for order books, trade feeds and instrument pricing.

    In the media

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    ripple

    RBS team embraces crypto-currencies in hackathon challenge

    November 17, 2014

    ripple

    RBS team tests ability of ethereum to support payments

    September 23, 2016

    ripple

    Banks are trying to launch crypto assets with Corda

    June 26, 2018

    ripple

    Investors can now trade ETH & GBP on the same blockchain

    August 1, 2019

    ripple

    Bridging Blockchain Networks: The First Token of Value on Corda

    July 5, 2021

    Contact

      All rights reserved ©2021 | Legals