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What Bitcoin Did with Peter McCormack

Sep 29, 2020

Location: Squadcast
Date: Wednesday 23rd September
Company: Ark Investment Management
Role: Thematic Analyst

Before the advent Bitcoin, financial systems operated based on trust. Central banks, government-issued fiat money and payment processors all rely on trusted third parties. Relying on trust-based systems leaves...

Sep 25, 2020

Location: Squadcast
Date: Wednesday 23rd September
Company: Kraken Financial & Kraken
Role: CEO & Chief Legal Officer

Last week Kraken announced that the Wyoming Banking Board had voted in favour of the exchange's application for a banking charter under Wyoming's Special Purpose Depository Institution statute. This...

Sep 22, 2020

Location: Squadcast
Date: Monday 21st September
Role: Macroeconomist

When COVID-19 struck, governments across the world implemented unprecedented stimulus packages to help what were already fragile economies, which had never fully recovered from the 2008 global financial crisis.

While the economy...

Sep 18, 2020

Location: Squadcast
Date: Wednesday 9th September
Company: FFTT, LLC
Role: Founder

In 1971 Nixon announced that the US would sever all ties between the dollar and gold and would no longer convert dollars to gold at a fixed value of $35/oz, putting an end to any remnants of a gold standard and ushering in a new era...

Sep 15, 2020

Location: Squadcast
Date: Wednesday 19th August
Company: Casa
Role: CEO & CTO

One of the earliest lessons for a new Bitcoiner is the security of your Bitcoin. If you lose your private keys or someone hacks you, it is almost certain you will never see that bitcoin again.

Protecting your private keys is one of the...