120. The Future of Stablecoins with Paolo Ardoino
The Bitcoin Standard Podcast

120. The Future of Stablecoins with Paolo Ardoino

Jul 4 2022 • 1hr 49m
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Has Saifedean changed his mind on stablecoins? After handling $7b of redemptions in 48 hours, has USDT proven its resilience? Could regulated fiat banks handle this level of redemption? What happens to stablecoins if their adoption continues to grow? Can they replace foreign central banks as dollar providers to the world? Will they become major holders of US Treasuries? How will central banks deal with stablecoins? Are stablecoins a gateway to bitcoin? Can USDT be built on top of bitcoin's lightning network? This seminar hosts one of the leaders in the industry: Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex and Tether to discuss these questions and a lot more on why Bitfinex positions itself as a "bitcoin first" exchange, its goals in Latin America, their work shaping El Salvador's new securities law, and their bitcoin education efforts.ReferencesPaolo on Twitter.Bitfinex official website.Blog post announcing Bitfinex's role in designing a El Salvador securities law.Paolo discussion of Bitfinex hack on YouTube.Plan ₿ summer school in Lugano.Bitfinex PayArticle on launch of Tether Mexican Peso.Saifedean’s first book, The Bitcoin Standard.Saifedean’s second book, The Fiat Standard.Enjoyed this episode? You can take part in podcast seminars, access Saifedean’s courses – including his new course ECO22: The Fiat Standard – and read chapters of his forthcoming books by becoming a member. Find out more here.
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