131. The digital dollar

Episode 138 · January 23rd, 2020 · 43 mins 15 secs

About this Episode

Simon Taylor is back this week to talk all things blockchain, Bitcoin and crypto. This week he was joined in the studio by Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex and Abbas Ali, Head of Digital Identity at R3. Together the trio discusses the latest and greatest news in the world of blockchain including:

  • Former CFTC officials ramp up push for digital dollar with Accenture partnership (02:10)
  • Currency ‘cold war’ takes center stage at pre-Davos crypto confab (10:00)
  • NBA's Spencer Dinwiddie set to roll out tokenized investment platform (18:50)
  • Gemini launches captive insurance company and custody insurance solution with leading brokers Aon and Marsh (22:18)
  • Fidelity is hiring bitcoin mining engineer to scale its operations (29:39)
  • Crypto asset manager Grayscale posts its best year with over $600m in investments (34:20)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @twobitidiot about the surprising Bitwise financial advisors survey results. Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (39:09)


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