118. Libra has to exist!

Episode 125 · October 17th, 2019 · 38 mins 57 secs

About this Episode

Simon Taylor back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto, and of course he is not alone but joined by some awesome guests:

  • David Nicol - Head of Digital Assets R3
  • Isabel Woodford - Fintech Journalist @ Sifted

Together they cover the following stories:

  • Payments giants abandon Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency (01:24)
  • David Marcus on Twitter (04:12)
  • New Libra Fork Will Create Permissionless Stablecoin Free of Corporate control (08:46)
  • SEC Halts Alleged $1.7bn Unregistered Digital Token Offering (12:44)
  • SEC not convinced a ‘real’ Bitcoin Market exists, denies Bitwise Bitcoin ETF (19:38)
  • CFTC Chairman Confirms Ethereum is a Commodity (24:13)
  • Tether, Bitfinex Sued for creating the “Largest Bubble in History” (28:52)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @lopp about the state of today's IRS guidance! Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (35:07)

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