From Global Meltdown to Quantum Leap: Why Tokenization Will Save the World

Scheduled for: June 8th, 2023, 10:00 am PT / Category: Interviews

How to reap the rewards of evolving Web3 technologies with the extraordinary possibilities of tokenization.

Summary of the video

This interview is a conversation between Sandra Vasquez and Dan Schmarine from Metaversal discussing tokenization’s potential to bring significant changes in various industries. Dan shares his professional journey, including his work in economic policy during the 2008 financial crisis, his Wall Street experience, and his passion for arts and culture. They explore how tokenization gives individuals more control over their data and assets, discussing examples like ticketing systems. The impact of tokenization in healthcare, including medical research and patient records, is also touched upon. Dan expresses excitement about tokenization fostering creativity, building communities, and enabling global interactions.


Dan Schmerin is an operating executive, investor, and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in finance, corporate strategy, and public policy.

He is the Co-Founder and President of Metaversal, a Web3-native company focused on the acquisition and production of iconic intellectual property across the NFT ecosystem. Metaversal seeks to unlock the vast potential of the metaverse while fueling the brands and businesses that will naturally follow in Web3.

Prior to founding Metaversal, Dan was the Chief Executive Officer of UOVO, the leading fine art, fashion, and collectibles storage and logistics provider in the United States. Dan previously served as the Director of Investment Research at Fairholme Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar value-oriented investment firm.

In addition to his business career, Dan has served in senior roles at the White House, State Department, and United States Treasury supporting Cabinet officials and other executive branch leaders on economic policy and national security affairs. Notably, as Chief Operating Officer of the Public-Private Investment Program at the Treasury, Dan helped spearhead an unprecedented $30 billion initiative developed in response to the financial crisis of 2007-2008. He also served as Policy Advisor and Deputy Executive Secretary in the Office of the Chief of Staff under Secretary Hank Paulson.

Before joining the Treasury, Dan served on the Homeland Security Council within the Executive Office of the President at the White House, and in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the State Department.

Dan earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSC from the London School of Economics, and an MA from Georgetown University.