FinTech Chat (FTC) is a series of educational & informative interviews with world professionals in the FinTech / Crypto / Blockchain communities. We aim to provide content that is digestible in multiple mediums such as video, audio (podcast), and written (blog) form!

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FTC Episode 13

In this episode, Blockchain Wayne interviews Tieshun Roquerre, the CEO of Namebase, which is a top-level domain (TLD) name registrar that operates on the Handshake blockchain. They aim to shift the architecture from a centralized structure with ICANN at the top to a decentralized blockchain system that does not have any organization in control of it. The issuance is controlled entirely on-chain through this open auction system. …

FinTech Chat (FTC) is a series of educational & informative interviews with world professionals in the FinTech / Crypto / Blockchain communities. We aim to provide content that is digestible in multiple mediums such as video, audio (podcast), and written (blog) form!

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FTC Episode 12
In this episode, we will meet Andrey Bugaevski who serves at the Growth Lead for Incognito, a company working on privacy and anonymity. From his sharing, we can understand more about the importance of privacy, even in personal finance. …

Hello, Stably Community!

In case you missed the recent announcement, Zytara, a recently launched fintech with plans for a digital banking platform and payments network, has announced the launch of the Zytara dollar (ZUSD). ZUSD is a stablecoin issued in partnership with Prime Trust, redeemable 1:1 for US dollars, and designed for the future of finance, esports, gaming and a host of other applications. Zytara’s unique approach focuses on Millennials, Gen Z gamers and esports enthusiasts, a rapidly growing demographic historically underserved by traditional finance solutions.

Esports and gaming represents a burgeoning global industry; by 2023 it’s projected that there will be in excess of 3 billion gamers worldwide. ZUSD and other blockchain-based assets can enable financial connectivity within this global community, addressing multiple points of friction that exist within the industry while simultaneously promoting financial inclusion and literacy. It’s very exciting to witness the world of gaming embrace digital assets and distributed ledger technology. …

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As we have previously highlighted, the stablecoin market saw an astronomical rise in trading volume as well as its market cap in 2020. Almost universally across the board, every stablecoin saw its volumes and true value rise, and dozens of new projects were launched. While an argument could be made that this is due to the global pandemic, which has engrossed and encumbered us, a far more likely reason for this meteoric rise is the mirrored growth in DeFi. …

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When the 3 wisemen paid their respects to a newborn baby once upon a time in the sleepy town of Bethlehem, they did not come bearing Bitcoin or USDT — nor did they bring duffel bags stuffed with green paper, or whatever the inhabitants of Jerusalem used to buy and sell sheep next door.

No, they came bearing gold.

If history is to be believed, it is hard to argue against the value that gold, as an asset has had in our lives. It has been endowed by Kings in England and it has been donned by Pharos in Egypt. …

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FinTech Chat (FTC) is a series of educational & informative interviews with world professionals in the FinTech / Crypto / Blockchain communities. We aim to provide content that is digestible in multiple mediums such as video, audio (podcast), and written (blog) form!

Note: This transcript was automatically generated by artificial intelligence (AI) and therefore typos and grammatical errors may be present.

Intro: Interviews on Crypto, Blockchain with your host, Blockchain Wayne on FTC.

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BLOCKCHAIN WAYNE: Hey welcome and thanks for watching. I’m your host, Blockchain Wayne. …

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2020 has been challenging for many people in many aspects. Now, more than ever, is a time for laughter, community, and joining together to laugh — even if that comes at the expense of our ‘gainz’. To start off the year, we thought it’d be fun to try a different type of article — one more lighthearted to brighten up the end to a gloomy year.

  1. If 2020 was all a dream…
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As Steve Jobs stood on stage on October 23rd, 2001, he held a small metal box in his hands known as the iPhone. Almost 20 years later, the music industry has never been the same. Gone are the days of CD’s and mp3’s, but also with them thousands of music labels and providers you’ve never heard of. Even the ones deemed too big to fail such as Universal or Sony had to rapidly adjust to new market players like Spotify in recent years to stay relevant.

This changing of the guard is normal, it is part of our evolution — and it’s the reason why remittance companies haven’t started using stablecoins… yet. …

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While 2020 has been hailed as the year of stablecoins, the majority of the attention in the market is still dominated by a selective handful of players. These include giants like USDT and DAI, who have been around for what seems like eons in the blockchain space. Despite the fact that both Tether and MakerDAO have entrenched themselves in the market, having pulled the carriage through the mud, there are many aspiring (and rapidly growing) stablecoins who are quickly catching up. As a whole, one should view the stablecoin market as a rapidly growing sector, generating positive externalities for those who encompass it. …

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Ah, stability — a relatively personal word when it comes to degrees of meaning, but nonetheless inarguable when it comes to easing of the mind. Your definition of stable might be very different from the next person’s. You might consider a relationship where you both argue and make up on a weekly basis as stable, others would call it toxic. Is one statement more accurate than the other?. No — not really.

It is with this in mind that I find the stablecoin industry, and crypto in large, highly peculiar. One way to think about stablecoins is to think about a globalized ancient language, or rather the lack thereof. Back in the days of Moses and Jesus, humans did not have a common tongue — we instead fought and bickered with our hands and feet until it frustrated us out of our minds. Fast forward a couple thousands of years, and English now serves as the primary language for us to communicate, trade and prosper universally. English, has made the world we live in more stable. It is fair to say that stablecoins provide the same component to the digital currency world. …

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