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

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.

If you enjoyed the show and, as ever, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

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Special Guests: Richard Crook and Vinay Gupta.
Links:

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

Crypto and Blockchain Jobs Have Increased By 26% Since 2018: Research

Wile the number of ads being posted in the space has grown, job seeker interest has plummeted, according to Indeed data.

121. Central banks have fomo

Simon Taylor is back this week and still coming to you from New York! Of course he is not alone but joined by some fantastic guests:

Sandra Ro – CEO Global Blockchain Business Council
Emin Gün Sirer – CEO, AVA Labs

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

China Announces New Regulatory Authority to Certify Digital Payments, Blockchain Products
Binance to Open Beijing Office Amid China’s Renewed Blockchain Push
Harbor receives transfer agent license from SEC to help security token issuers pay out dividends
Association of over 200 German private banks calls for digital euro
FATF Releases Guidance on Global Digital IDs as Use Cases Grow
Lone Bitcoin Whale Likely Fueled 2017 Price Surge, Study Says

The Tweet of the Week comes from @thecryptodog about how Xi Jinping pumped bitcoin! Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show!

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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Special Guests: Emin Gün Sirer and Sandra Ro.
Links:

China Announces New Regulatory Authority to Certify Digital Payments, Blockchain Products – CoinDesk
Binance Said to Plan Beijing Office Amid China’s Renewed Blockchain Push – CoinDesk
Harbor receives transfer agent license from SEC to help security token issuers pay out dividends – The Block
Association of over 200 German private banks calls for digital euro – The Block
FATF Releases Guidance on Global Digital IDs as Use Cases Grow – CoinDesk
Did Bitcoin Price Manipulation Fuel 2017 Surge? Study Says Yes – Bloomberg
Tweet of the week

120. China takes a swing at libra

Simon Taylor and Will White are coming to you from New York this week, and of course they is not alone but joined by some amazing guests:

Amber Baldet, Co-founder at Clovyr (pronounced Clover)
Mike Dudas, CEO and co-founder at The Block

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

Zuckerberg: Facebook would leave Libra if US regulators don’t approve the project (01:35)
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey says Hell No to joining Libra (16:20)
CCIEE Vice Chairman Says PBOC Will Be First to Roll Out Digital Currency (25:41)
Bitcoin Jumps 12% as China’s Xi Embraces Blockchain, Boosting Crypto Sentiment (30:51)
Visa-backed crypto custodian Anchorage launches governance voting platform for Maker holders; support for more coins coming (37:06)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @ColeGotTweets about the staggering volumes of blockchain related searches on wechat. Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show!

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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Special Guests: Amber Baldet, Mike Dudas, and Will White.
Links:

Huobi Japan raises $4.6M in new funding to expand in the country – The Block
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey says ‘hell no’ to joining Libra Association [Video]
CCIEE Vice Chairman Says PBOC Will Be First to Roll Out Digital Currency – Pandaily
Bitcoin Jumps 12% as China’s Xi Embraces Blockchain, Boosting Crypto Sentiment – CoinDesk
China state paper urges calm after blockchain stocks, bitcoin soar – CNA
Visa-backed crypto custodian Anchorage launches governance voting platform for Maker holders; support for more coins coming – The Block

119. Has Bitcoin failed? Is Libra losing?

Simon Taylor is away this week, but Pet Berisha hosts this episode in his place! Of course he is not alone, but joined by some fantastic guests:

Aman Kohli, CTO Banking & Cap Markets @ DXC
Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie, CEO BCB Group

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

Facebook Open to Currency-Pegged Stablecoin for Libra Project (02:56)
A Republican senator just gave Libra its first voice of support in Congress after its rocky start with regulators and partners (12:31)
Bitcoin Has Failed But Global Stablecoins a Threat, Say BIS & G7 (15:43)
Circle to Spin out Poloniex Less than 2 Years After $400m Takeover (21:27)
Samsung SDS Partners With Tech Mahindra for a New DLT Product (27:57)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @patio11 about . Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (34:58)

We also bring you a very special panel discussion straight from Corda Con, where Simon Taylor and Colin G Platt caught up with Todd McDonald form R3! (38:26)

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.

If you enjoyed the show and, as ever, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
Special Guests: Aman Kohli and Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie.
Links:

Facebook open to currency-pegged stablecoins for Libra project – Reuters
Sen. Mike Rounds voices support for Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra – Business Insider
Bitcoin Has Failed But Global Stablecoins a Threat, Say BIS and G7 – CoinDesk
Circle to Spin Out Poloniex Less Than 2 Years After $400 Million Takeover – CoinDesk
Samsung SDS Partners With Tech Mahindra for a New DLT Product
Tweet of the week

118. Libra has to exist!

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)

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.

If you enjoyed the show and, as ever, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
Special Guests: David Nicol and Isabel Woodford.
Links:

Payments giants abandon Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency – BBC News
New Libra Fork Will Create Permissionless Stablecoin Free of Corporate Control – CoinDesk
SEC.gov | SEC Halts Alleged $1.7 Billion Unregistered Digital Token Offering
US House Committee Pressuring Zuckerberg to Testify on Libra: Report – CoinDesk
CFTC Chairman Confirms Ether Cryptocurrency Is a Commodity – CoinDesk
Tether, Bitfinex sued for creating the “largest bubble in history” – CoinGeek
Tweet of the week

117. Blocking Libra left and right

Simon Taylor is back in the hosting seat this week and he is joined by Catherine Rutter from R3 to talk about the latest and greatest news in Blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto including:

Coinbase, Kraken and others develop a system to rate cryptocurrencies on likelihood they are securities (02:22)
Blockchain in banking: An inside look at Four Banks’ early blockchain successes & failures (06:17)
US House Committee Pressuring Zuckerberg to Testify on Libra (12:51)
US Lawmakers Ask FED to Consider Developing ‘National Digital Currency (21:04)
German finance minister Olaf Scholz wants to introduce digital euro (23:20)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @StephendPalley about the EOS settlement! Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (28:18)

We also bring you an amazing interview with Jason Kelley, General Manager,Blockchain services @ IBM! (29:33)

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.

If you enjoyed the show and, as ever, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
Special Guest: Catherine Rutter.

116. Blockchain as an excuse

Simon Taylor is back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto including:

Block.one agrees to pay $24M penalty for unregistered EOS ICO (01:32)
Swiss Stock Exchange SIX lines up buyers for its Initial Digital Offering (12:05)
Fidelity Digital Assets to Provide Custody for Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund (20:53)
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce says digital assets could one day be ‘the money of the internet’ (27:16)
Barclays, Overstock lead $8m funding for identity startup Evernym (32:10)
LedgerX cries foul; CFTC says there’s no favoritism (35:52)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @davidmarcus about well… libra! Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (37:44)

We also bring you an amazing interview with Matthew Pollard, Founder and CFO at Archax! (41:33)

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.

If you enjoyed the show and, as ever, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
Special Guest: Richard Cohen.
Links:

Fireside
Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Lines up Buyers for ‘Initial Digital Offering’ | CoinDesk
Fidelity Digital Assets to Provide Custody for Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund – CoinDesk
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce says digital assets could one day be ‘the money of the internet’ – The Block
Barclays, Overstock lead $8m funding for identity startup Evernym – Ledger Insights
LedgerX cries foul; CFTC says there’s no favoritism – The Block
Richard ⚖️ on Twitter: “Bakkt to life. https://t.co/7T5FROsp7O” / Twitter

115. Bakkt to reality

Simon Taylor is joined by some awesome guests, coming to you straight from Sibos in London! Our brilliant panel of guests include:

Todd McDonald, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of R3
Lex Sokolin, Global Fintech Lead @ Consensys
Thomas Zeeb, Head Securities & Exchanges @ SIX Group A

Together they talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, bitcoin and crypto including:

Bakkt Exchange’s Bitcoin Futures See Slow Start on First Day of Trading (01:26)
No Chinese yuan in basket underpinning Facebook’s Libra (11:59)
Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Launches Digital Asset Prototype (25:35)
Wells Fargo’s Stablecoin ‘Faster, Cheaper’ Than SWIFT (37:08)

The Tweet of the Week comes from @squarecrypto about the bitcoin dream team! Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (44:03)

If you enjoyed the show and, as ever, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider
Special Guests: Lex Sokolin, Thomas Zeeb, and Todd McDonald.
Links:

Bakkt Exchange’s Bitcoin Futures See Slow Start on First Day of Trading – CoinDesk
No Chinese yuan in basket underpinning Facebook’s Libra – Spiegel – Reuters
Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Launches Digital Assets Exchange Prototype – CoinDesk
Wells Fargo’s Stablecoin ‘Faster, Cheaper’ Than SWIFT, Says Exec – CoinDesk
Tweet of the week

113. Why do regulators hate libra?

Simon Taylor is back in the hosting seat this to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto. As always, he is not alone but joined by returning friend of the show Noelle Acheson, Director of Research @ Coindesk! Together they cover the following stories:

France and Germany agree to Block Facebook’s Libra (01:36)
Facebook’s Crypto Launching in H2 2020, Says Libra Association Chief (09:21)
Deutche Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Crypto Payments Network (11:41)
Wells Fargo to Pilot Dollar-Linked Stablecoin for Internal Settlement (13:39)
Vitalik Buterin speaks out on privacy, DeFi and Ethereum 2.0 (18:39)
Harbor Tokenizes Real Estate Funds Worth $100 Million on Ethereum (27:56)
What Bitcoin’s Valuation Says About its Volatility (34:41)
The Tweet of the Week comes from @JohnWhelan about a $20 million bond on the Ethereum mainnet! Why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show! (41:33)

If you enjoyed the show and, as ever, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsiderSpecial Guest: Noelle Acheson.Links:France and Germany agree to block Facebook’s Libra | Article [AMP] | ReutersFacebook’s Crypto Launching in H2 2020, Says Libra Association ChiefDeutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan’s Crypto Payments Network – CoinDeskWells Fargo to Pilot Dollar-Linked Stablecoin for Internal Settlement – CoinDeskVitalik Buterin speaks out on privacy, DeFi and Ethereum 2.0 – DecryptHarbor Tokenizes Real Estate Funds Worth $100 Million on Ethereum – CoinDeskWhat Bitcoin’s Valuation Says About Its Volatility – CoinDeskJohn W. 🇮🇪🇺🇸🇪🇸🇪🇺 on Twitter: “People have been asking for the transactions that we did to clear and settle the $20 million bond on the Ethereum mainnet.”

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