Anthony Macey

Head of Blockchain Research & Development / Barclays (UK)

Anthony is Barclays’ Head of Blockchain R+D and leads the focus to understand and deliver experiments, pilots and new products in the Blockchain area.   Acknowledged by the Bank of England for his insight, Anthony has been advising Governments and Regulators globally on the subject of Blockchain and it’s potential for disruption.

With a career of over a decade in financial services, Anthony has worked in various roles across the retail network and back office, becoming a data analyst and one of the first to use big data technologies at Barclays.  Specialising in Data Anthony was one of the first to spot the potential of Blockchain technology at Barclays and played a major role in positioning Barclays as a global leader in the space. Barclays became a founder member of the Blockchain consortium R3, and has announced over 45 experiments and committed to piloting the technology with WAVE in trade finance in 2016.  In addition Barclays is the first UK bank to offer accounts to blockchain companies, notably including Circle Internet Financial in the first quarter of 2016.