Episode 357: Cormac Kinney, CEO of Diamond Standard

In this episode, Mike Townsend speaks to Cormac Kinney, who is the CEO of Diamond Standard. With innovations cited in nearly 4,000 U.S. Patents, Cormac Kinney has founded four startups acquired by public companies. He is a quant finance pioneer who invented heatmaps, designed more than 100 institutional trading systems, and perfected sentiment analysis, using it to manage $500 million for Tudor and Millennium. Now, as founder of Diamond Standard, Cormac has solved the challenge of creating a standardized diamond commodity. Transacted on the blockchain, it is the first physical and digital asset, forming a decentralized reserve to asset-back any digital contract.

Host: Mike Townsend

Guest: Cormac Kinney

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