Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Jun 4, 2019

Peter Smith, the CEO of Blockchain, discusses how the company got started, why the company is focused on users owning their own private keys and how that is what enables all the most interesting applications of blockchain technology. He talks about the full range of customers and markets they serve, their lending business and their dark pool. We also discuss regulation, SegWit, nation-states getting involved in crypto and why Blockchain plans to go public.


Thank you to our sponsors!



Episode links:

Peter Smith:


Wired article on the short period when cofounder Ben Reeves worked with Brian Armstrong:

Dovey Wan tweet on manipulative trade on Bitstamp/Bitmex:

Fortune article on Blockchain launching an exchange:

SEC guidance mentioning airdrops:

FinCen guidance mentioning hosted vs. unheated wallets:

Blockchain's Airdrop of XLM:

The Wall Street exodus from crypto: