130. Crypto M&A & Telegram's Terrible 2020

Episode 137 · January 9th, 2020 · 38 mins 46 secs

About this Episode

Simon Taylor is in the hosting seat once again and is joined this week by a returning guest. Joining Simon to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto is Oliver Von Landsberg-Sadie, CEO at BCB. Together the pair discuss:

  • How Facebook’s vision for Libra turned into a nightmare (01:43)
  • Binance CEO says some ‘major’ strategic acquisitions are in the works for 2020 (10:04)
  • Venezuela to use petro cryptocurrency for oil sales (16:39)
  • IBM and Fair Trade initiative demo blockchain-based coffee tracking app (23:50)
  • North America saw the most crypto and blockchain investment in 2019 (27:34)
  • Secretary-General Says United Nations Must Embrace Blockchain (31:17)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @SpencerNoon about Telegram's decision to not integrate TON natively in the messenger app. (36:28) Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show!

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