Former Ernst & Young Analyst Disillusioned by the Blockchain

A recent article in Barron’s describes Angus Champion de Crespigny, who spent ten years at professional services firm Ernst and Young and led the blockchain financial services division for years and was the subject of the article entitled “This Blockchain Believer Turned Heretic Is Still Bullish On Bitcoin,” as a “major skeptic.” Champion de Crespigny describes himself as an “experienced executive with 11 years in financial services, evangelist for bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, and a pragmatist for distributed and decentralized systems.”

Through the course of the interview, Champion de Crespigny speaks on his learned experience regarding the blockchain and how it transformed him from a “believer” to his present state as a pessimist regarding the blockchain and what it can actually do for businesses. The article is quick to note that the former employee does not speak for EY – in a statement to the publication they said blockchains “really can provide value.”


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