151. News: MetaMask and MoonPay looking set to become household names

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We. Are. Here. Today we bring you: MetaMask surpasses 21 million MAUs, crypto payments service MoonPay raises $555 million, and NFT is Collins Dictionary’s word of the year. 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 and Crypto. Tune in now to find out more about:

  • MetaMask surpasses 21 Million MAUs as ConsenSys raises $200 million to make Web3 universally easy to use, access, and build on
  • Crypto payments service MoonPay raises $555 million from Coatue and Tiger
  • Jack Dorsey’s Square is now Block
  • Bank of England chief expresses concern over El Salvador’s Bitcoin experiment
  • Iconic Los Angeles Venue STAPLES Center gets a new name
  • NFT or non-fungible token is Collins Dictionary’s word of the year

And much more!

Simon and Cuy are joined by some fantastic guests:

  • Curtis Ting, Managing Director EMEA, Kraken
  • Amber Baldet, Co-Founder and CEO of Clovyr
  • Haseeb Awan, Founder and CEO of Efani, and Co-founder of Bitaccess

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Special Guests: Amber Baldet, Curtis Ting, and Haseeb Awan.