Anthony is Barclays Ventures’ Head of Blockchain and DLT and leads the focus to understand and deliver experiments, pilots and new products in the Blockchain area. Acknowledged by the Bank of England for his insight, Anthony has been regularly advising Governments and Regulators globally on the subject of Blockchain and it’s potential for disruption.
With a career of over a decade in financial
services, Anthony has worked in various roles across the retail network and
back office, becoming a data analyst and one of the first to use big data
technologies at Barclays. Specializing in Data, Anthony was one of the first to
spot the potential of Blockchain technology at Barclays and played a major role
in positioning Barclays as a global leader in the space. Barclays became a
founder member of the Blockchain consortium R3 and has progressed a number of
explorations with them. In addition Barclays is the first UK bank to offer
accounts to blockchain companies, notably including Circle Internet Financial
in the first quarter of 2016 and completed the first live trade finance
customer transaction on blockchain technology with WAVE in September 2016.
After some work exploring custody with BNY Mellon in early 2018, Anthony
returned to join the newly formed BUK Ventures arm of Barclays