With their fast adaption of crypto, Japan’s big tech companies may leave their U.S. counterparts to eat their dust.
This is what Phillip Gillespie, the CEO of market-making firm B2C2’s Japan division, told The Block in a recent interview. Gillespie, a former trader at Goldman Sachs, has his finger on the pulse of all things Asia and crypto. We spoke with him recently to get his take on how the market is developing in Asia, specifically Japan, and the trends he is noticing.
This has been edited for clarity and brevity.
Chaparro: What is interesting you about Japan right now?
Gillespie: So what interests me might be a little bit different from what interests most people.