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Stablecoin Mania - Part 1

Stablecoins have raised over $350m in investment. There are over 45 projects fighting to knock down Tether and become the stablecoin of choice. Why is there so much hype around them? Blake and Matt discuss.

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Blake Moore & Matt Aaron

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About the Episode

As the first of a two part episode, Matt and Blake take an in depth look at Stablecoins, their use and comparison within the cryptocurrency universe.

Timestamps:
00:50 - Report on Forbes - Will Bitcoin be the nail in the coffin for global warming?
04:20 - What is a Stablecoin?
07:13 - The three types of Stablecoins?
07:17 - 1st: Traditional Colateral
07:40 - 2nd: Crypto Colateral
08:21 - 3rd: Algorithmic backed Stable Coins
09:55 - Why are companies producing Stablecoins?
11:54 - India’s P2P network and volatility
16:42 - The history of the Stablecoin

Mentioned in the episode:
Bitcoin Ecosystem Health - A Miner’s Perspective - Kevin Zhang
The State of Stablecoins by Blockchain.com
A Complete A-Z of Stablecoins

About the Hosts

Blake Moore

Blake’s interest in cryptocurrencies was sparked in early 2017 when a friend sent him his first bit of Bitcoin on a beach in Thailand. Like most, he then went down the crypto rabbit hole, looking for ways to contribute to the space.

He has been with Bitcoin.com as Ecommerce Manager since February 2018 and is fully focused on bringing fresh products and exciting services to the Bitcoin.com store

Matt Aaron

Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast.

He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.

His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting on) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election.

Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.

A food entrepreneur, he exports exotic fruit from South America to USA.

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