141. News: Is USDC now rivalling Tether?

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We. Are. Here. Today we bring you: Square making hardware wallet for Bitcoin, how Axie Infinity creates work in the Metaverse, and USDC Stablecoin backer Circle to go public in $4.5B SPAC deal. All this and much more on today's Blockchain Insider!

Simon Taylor and Cuy Sheffield are back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, Bitcoin and Crypto including:

  • FTX Crypto Exchange Valued at $18B in $900M Funding Round 2:12
  • Visa Crypto Cards Have Racked Up $1B in Spending in 2021 10:10
  • USDC Stablecoin Backer Circle to Go Public in $4.5B SPAC Deal 15:20
  • Square is making a hardware wallet for Bitcoin 23:44
  • How Axie Infinity Creates Work in the Metaverse 31:50

Simon and Cuy are joined by some fantastic guests:

  • Camila Russo, Founder of The Defiant
  • Sina Nader, COO FTX US

The Tweet of the Week comes from @RyanWatkins_ : “In Q2 2021 Ethereum settled $2.5 trillion in transactions. This represents +65% QoQ and +1,490% YoY, and puts Ethereum on pace to settle $8 trillion in 2021.”

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Special Guests: Camila Russo and Sina Nader.