160. News: Big week for stablecoins - Terra’s UST flips BUSD and Circle's new raise

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We. Are. Here. Today we bring you: European crypto industry steps up efforts to influence EU policy, big week for stablecoins: Terra’s UST flips BUSD and Circle announces new funding round, and Robinhood and key merchants to support Lightning network. All this and much more on today's Blockchain Insider!

gm. Simon Taylor and Cuy Sheffield are back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in the world of crypto, including:

  • European crypto industry steps up efforts to influence EU policy
  • Terra’s UST flips BUSD to become third-largest stablecoin
  • Circle Announces $400M Funding Round
  • Bitcoin may soon be accepted by McDonald’s, Walmart via Lightning Network, Mallers says
  • Meta plans ‘Zuck bucks’ virtual coins for Facebook and Instagram users
  • Nike and Rtfkt take on digital fashion with first “Cryptokick” sneaker
  • Coinbase launches social NFT marketplace in limited beta

We are also joined by some amazing guests:

  • Adi Ben-Ari, Founder and CEO at Applied Blockchain
  • Cokie Hasiotis, Founder of Twali

The Tweet of the Week comes from @masonnystrom, about Web3 infrastructure protocols generating substantial protocol revenue in Q1'22.

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Special Guests: Adi Ben-Ari and Cokie Hasiotis.