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Nimantha Siriwardana, CTO of Metacask, on Digital Ownership of Luxury Alcohol

 

Nimantha Siriwardana is the Co-Founder and CTO of Metacask, the marketplace for high-quality spirits. Nim spearheads the platform, helping producers and brands streamline the transaction process and introduce NFTs as digital proofs of purchase. Metacask also offers the spirits industry’s first fully-integrated inventory management, asset tracking, and marketing solution. Nim has over 20 years of experience in delivering technology solutions. Prior to co-founding Metacask, he served as the CTO of GSR and worked across various financial services companies, including Goldman Sachs and Source Capital AG.

In this conversation, we discuss:

- Founding Metacask: The idea behind the marketplace
- Digitalizing the spirits industry for transparent asset ownership
- Making the spirits industry more accessible
- NFTs adding real value and utility to the spirits industry
- Establishing legitimacy in the traditional whisky and spirits industry
- Making inventory management less siloed and more secure with asset tracking
- The intersection between luxury goods and NFTs
- Spirits as an asset class