122. ETH 2.0, Bitcoin the asset & blockchain for banking

Episode 129 · November 14th, 2019 · 47 mins 33 secs

About this Episode

Simon Taylor is back in London this week with some amazing returning guests:

  • Richard Crook - Director of Lab577
  • Vinay Gupta - CEO of Mattereum

Together they talk about the latest in blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto news including:

  • Ethereum's Istanbul hard fork release date is confirmed by core developer (01:46)
  • Bakkt's monthly bitcoin futures hit all-time-high of $15M (08:09)
  • The UN accuses North Korea of laundering money through a blockchain firm (15:48)
  • FBI Director says crypto is a ‘significant issue’ for law enforcement (22:00)
  • Ray Dalio writes about the financial system and why he thinks it's broken (34:16)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @PeterMcCormack about his honest opinions on DAI! Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (44:56)

Check out our brand new documentary 11:YEARS - the Rise of UK Fintech now. Head over to 11years.film to watch for free, and share using #11YEARS.

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