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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.

Jan 22, 2019

Gemini's Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who serve as chief executive and president, respectively, discuss their new ad campaign -- what they mean when they say crypto needs rules, why they agree in certain respects with some of their critics, and what the general reaction has been. They discuss why they launched a stablecoin, why they chose the stablecoin structure of dollar reserves and GUSD's role in an arbitrage involving a Chinese exchange and a competing stablecoin. They also explain how they intend to make a Bitcoin ETF a reality, what they think of SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce's dissent and what they intend for the Virtual Commodity Association. Plus, the brothers talk about why their goal is to be "the fastest tortoise in the race."

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Episode links:

Gemini's new ad campaign:

Negative reaction to Gemini ad campaign from crypto community:

Erik Voorhees:

Gemini USD gets approval of New York Department of Financial Services:

Past episodes with other stablecoin projects:




Bloomberg reporter Matt Leising on Tether:

Trading of GUSD for Pax and cashing out via Huobi:

GUSD distribution on Etherscan:

Cameron and Tyler's AMA on Reddit:

SEC commissioner Hester Peirce's dissent on Bitcoin ETF decision:

Bitcoin Cash launch on Gemini:

The 51% attack on Ethereum Classic:

Gemini year in review

Virtual Commodity Association:

Gemini's new mobile app:

USD Coin's banking partners: 
TrueUSD's trust companies and their correspondent banks: