92. The richest man in the world

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We. Are. Here. Today we bring you: Bank stablecoins are coming, Big banks back new international blockchain alliance and how a guy called Colin Platt became the richest person in the world…

Simon and Colin are joined by a host of brilliant guests this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in blockchain, including:

  • Teana Baker-Taylor, Executive Director at GDF
  • Todd McDonald, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer R3
  • Stephane Malrait, MD Global Head of Market Structure & Innovation for Financial Markets at ING
  • Paul Gordon, Founder & Director of Coinscrum

First up, we take a look at Big banks backing a new international blockchain alliance. Barclays, BBVA, Deutsche Boerse and Swift are among the financial services sector names to join a new collective promoting the development of a global framework for the development and adoption of DLT. Teana Baker-Taylor comments that Trade Associations have become in-vogue lately around these issues and that it's a good thing as the industry needs the support and for people to put the work in (02:10).

Next we talk about Barclays, RBS, R3 cutting property transaction times in blockchain trial. R3-affiliated Instant Property Network (IPN), announced Thursday that the trial used test data to carry out simulated property transactions over a distributed ledger system over a five day period. Todd remarks that this is a real tangible case study that can explain what blockchain can bring to property markets (12:17).

We also have a great Tweet of the Week from @VitalikButerin on PTK.

Other stories include:

  • CME Group Bitcoin Futures Reported Record Trading Volume on April 4
  • What you need to know: Understanding the SEC’s New Security Token Framework

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 Guests: Paul Gordon, Stephane Malrait, Teana Baker-Taylor, and Todd McDonald.