119. Has Bitcoin failed? Is Libra losing?

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We. Are. Here. Today we bring you: Marcus makes Stablecoin Claim, Poloniex spun out by Circle and - Has bitcoin failed? All this and much more on today's Blockchain Insider!

Simon Taylor is away this week, but Pet Berisha hosts this episode in his place! Of course he is not alone, but joined by some fantastic guests:

  • Aman Kohli, CTO Banking & Cap Markets @ DXC
  • Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie, CEO BCB Group

Together they talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto including:

  • Facebook Open to Currency-Pegged Stablecoin for Libra Project (02:56)
  • A Republican senator just gave Libra its first voice of support in Congress after its rocky start with regulators and partners (12:31)
  • Bitcoin Has Failed But Global Stablecoins a Threat, Say BIS & G7 (15:43)
  • Circle to Spin out Poloniex Less than 2 Years After $400m Takeover (21:27)
  • Samsung SDS Partners With Tech Mahindra for a New DLT Product (27:57)

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We also bring you a very special panel discussion straight from Corda Con, where Simon Taylor and Colin G Platt caught up with Todd McDonald form R3! (38:26)

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Special Guests: Aman Kohli and Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie.