99. Blockchain for mashed potatoes

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We. Are. Here. Today we bring you: Facebook and crypto...the love story continues, Central Bank Digital Currencies and Is your Wine Legit? Ft. EY & a blockchain!

Colin and Simon are back this week with some brilliant stories for you!

First up, Facebook do a thing, Facebook do a coin! We take a look at Facebook's announcement to launch global coin by 2020. They want to provide a digital currency that offers affordable and secure ways or paying regardless of whether or not the user has a bank account. Simon notes that numerous attempts have been made and with David Marcus' leading this initiative they might be on to something. Also, with global coin, you probably have to have gone through some sort of identity KYC somewhere, so will this make Facebook a popular platform to hack?

Next, we talk about EY.com who are planning on helping Blockchain Wine Pte. Ltd build a blockchain platform for wine distributors across Asia and worldwide. Colin... hates it. In his opinion, companies with limited knowledge of the value proposition of blockchain, are selling other companies really bad use case ideas. Colin thinks it is going to be inefficient and clunky and compares it to a French company that tried to sell instant mashed potatoes using the same method. Simon argues that there is only so much fun you can have with your own blockchain...

We also have a great Tweet of the Week from @fredwilson, on why the next big tech sector will centre itself in Asia rather than the USA...

Before we leave you, we have another awesome interview. We spoke to Diogo Monica, CO-Founder and President at Anchorage!

Other stories include:

  • Hollywood producer raises $100m for media focused Security token
  • Vitas Vasiliauskas: Central bank digital currencies

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 Guest: Diogo Mónica.