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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Jul 10, 2018

Jeremy Allaire, cofounder and CEO of Circle, and Sean Neville, cofounder and president, discuss why they think the internet of value will be even bigger than the internet of information and how all assets will be tokenized. They also talk about why they're launching a stable coin, how their services in payments, exchange and investing will compete against decentralized versions of the same, and how they chose the assets for Circle Invest -- and why XRP didn't make the cut. They also address the investor presentation circulated that claimed the SEC would not pursue enforcement against Poloniex for prior activity and explain why Circle took investment from Bitmain despite negative sentiment against the mining equipment manufacturer. And they explain how Circle could compete once Wall Street incumbents begin to offer competitive services in crypto.

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Circle's plans around a federal banking license and brokerage and trading registration:

Acquisition of Poloniex:

XRP in a screenshot of Circle Invest, but offered after launch:

The Circle Asset Framework:

Nathaniel Popper's tweet showing the Circle investor deck indicating the SEC won't pursue action against Poloniex:

Circle's stable coins + Bitmain investment:

Unchained episode on stable coins:

Unchained episode with David Vorick, which includes some comments on Bitmain: