Written by Logan Smith

On March 4, 2022

Web3 Starts Here – Episode 1 with former Chairman of the FDIC, Jelena McWilliams

We’re kicking off Web3 Starts Here with a discussion between our CFO, Irina Berkon, and the former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Jelena McWilliams!

Web3 Starts Here

After the great conversation we had with the TaxBit team about crypto and taxes, we realized our community was ready for a digital audio series featuring the key figures from the Metal / Proton ecosystem and exciting guests from across the crypto and finance industries. Web3 Starts Here is a digital audio series hosted monthly on Twitter Spaces via the Proton Twitter account, featuring special guests, industry leaders, and collaborators from across cryptocurrency and finance where we give you a behind-the-scenes look at all things crypto, DeFi, and Proton.

Web3 Starts Here will give you exclusive access to the brightest minds in finance, rising stars in crypto, and in-depth analysis of the Proton ecosystem. Each episode will combine the expertise of someone from our team with the unique perspective of a special guest – creating a one-of-a-kind experience packaged into an easy listen.

Every Month, New Guests.

Episode 1 – Jelena McWilliams

Our discussion with Jelena McWilliams will serve as the first official episode of Web3 Starts Here. Jelena’s time as the chairman of the FDIC, combined with her extensive resume, gives her a unique perspective on what it means to work with regulators and politicians as a woman in finance. Our episode with Jelena McWilliams will air on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022.

Our interview with Jelena also comes during Women’s History Month and Women’s History Day. As we’ve outlined before, we’re dedicated to improving representation for women in the cryptocurrency industry. We want to do more than just pay lip-service to the idea of “representation,” which is why Metal / Proton has taken substantial steps to hire and elevate impressive women who strengthen our team. The opportunity to listen to and learn from the expertise of Jelena McWilliams only highlights the benefit that women bring to the financial industry as a whole.


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