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Ric Edelman, Founder, DACFP (Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals & Edelman Financial Engines, the largest independent U.S. RIA firm joins us for 80 minutes to discuss his thoughts on Crypto, Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain.
Ric Edelman shares his history in the financial industry as the founder of Edelman Financial Engines, and as founder of DACFP, the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals, which he founded more recently to address the growing needs advisors have to level up their awareness and knowledge of the transformational ‘Crypto’ asset class.
In our conversation, Mr. Edelman provides an excellent overview and understanding of the most important components of the cryptocurrency and blockchain space.
He warns advisors to not be caught on the back foot when they are advising clients on whether or not e.g. Bitcoin is an asset they should or should not consider adding to their portfolios.
Currently 17% of all Americans own some bitcoin, and it’s popularity has taken on wide network effects during the run-up of the last two year. It’s expected that 20 million Americans will invest in digital assets in the near future. 78% of U.S. investors say digital assets are appealing. 82% of clients expect their financial advisors to be knowledgeable about bitcoin.
“It’s no longer an asset you can wave off as a fad,” explains Edelman. “If you’re going to provide any kind of advice on anything ‘crypto’ you had better make sure you have acquired the required knowledge to do so.”
“It is real. It is here to stay, and it is one of the most profound and transformational innovations that will shape the world,” says Edelman. “You have a fiduciary responsibility to your clients to become an expert on this subject. It will also set you apart competitively from all other advisors who perilously continue to wave it off as irrelevant or unimportant.”
If you’ve been asked, for example, what Blockchain, Bitcoin or Ethereum are, and found you weren’t having much success sticking the landing, here in our conversation, Ric Edelman shares some of his most successful anecdotes and analogies that will help you to provide a significantly better understanding to your clients, and everyone else you talk to.
We also get into a wide ranging and deeper discussion on the scalability and implementation of real-world commercial use cases, valuation and the origins of Bitcoin and Ethereum valuations.
The DACFP was conceived in 2018 by Ric Edelman, one of the top thought leaders in the financial services industry, and is an independent, educational organization, with a most impressive faculty of instructors, providing advisors with a 13-Credit Course Certificate in Blockchain and Digital Assets (designed for financial advisors).
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