105. Donald Trump hates Libra......and Bitcoin

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We. Are. Here. Today we bring you: Keep Big Tech out of Finance, Binance burns bucketload of BNB, and Trump hates Bitcoin. And Libra! All this and much more on today's Blockchain Insider.

Simon and Colin are back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain!

First up, the pair take a look at an article about a draft discussion bill titled "Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act" which aims to stop tech colossuses from becoming financial institutions. They point out that this bill is a long way from becoming a reality and explain how this bill is seemingly targeted towards Facebook's Libra. (00:55)

Next up, Simon and Colin break down an article about Mark Carney's statement that Libra is not "learning on the job" stuff, but must be rock solid from the get go, or it simply won't start. Carney also says that Libra pose a wide range of risks, which Simon explains could be due, in part, to optimistic tech developers not worrying about the many important things that could go wrong, as much as central bankers do. (08:05)

Other stories include:

  • Fidelity, Deloitte, Amazon support new blockchain accelerator (19:52)
  • Binance burns $24 million worth of BNB tokens allocated to team (24:43)

Our Tweet of the Week comes from @realDonaldTrump about his hatred of Bitcoin and Libra! (30:45)

We also have another brilliant interview for you, this week from Dora Matheidesz, Senior Innovation Manager for blockchain at HSBC (35:00)

All this and so much more on this week's episode of Blockchain Insider. And why not send us your best tweets? See if you can get a shout out on the show!

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This week's episode of Blockchain Insider was produced by Laura Watkins and Petrit Berisha. Edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guest: Dora Matheidesz.