The Money Movement

Circle

The global economy is experiencing unprecedented change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains, forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies and people everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the ideas and opportunities that are driving this new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of financial value. Learn more at https://circle.com

The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

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2017 was ICO’s.   2018 was depressing 😖   2019 was security tokens.   2020 was DeFi.   2021 is NFTs and…   👉 DAOs & DOs.   However, most people don’t understand how DAOs (or DOs) work. There is also uncertainty about the legal interface between DAOs and government regulation, how DAOs will evolve, and their potential use cases.   “Blockchain corporations” have come a long way from the term DAGs coined by Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin to their modern and more practical versions: DAOs and DOs. Their chief concerns still remain.   In this episode of The Money Movement, Jeremy is joined by Aaron Wright, Co-Founder, and CEO of Tribute Labs (formerly known as OpenLaw) and a Professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.   They discuss:   👉 A broad definition of a DAO 👉 Where DAOs might actually be used 👉 The growth of investment DAOs 👉 How we might legalize DAOs in the US 👉 How to get started with DAOs 👉 An overview of DAO tools  👉 The evolution of DAOs   If you want to learn about how DAOs are being used today in the real world and how to overcome the legal challenges that come with setting up and operating a DAO, tune into this episode of The Money Movement.   Subscribe here:   👉 YouTube: https://bit.ly/3lUcJFN  👉 Apple: https://apple.co/3G3CrPZ  👉 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3lUd6jF  👉 Email: https://bit.ly/3aXWYY5    And connect with Aaron here:   👉 Twitter: https://twitter.com/awrigh01  👉 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronwright About the Show  The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Nov 18

41 min 5 sec

On October 31st, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto sent a 9 page .pdf to a small, cryptography mailing list… What seemed like an insignificant action at the time has had an impact that reaches far into the world of monetary theory, how humans work together and how governments issue their currencies.   Since then, Bitcoin’s market cap has reached one trillion USD, Ethereum has emerged as a global computing infrastructure and USDC has crossed two trillion dollars of value transacted. These are significant milestones, and Bitcoin may be entering the next phase of its maturity...   In this episode of The Money Movement, Jeremy is joined by joined Nic Carter, General Partner at Castle Island Ventures.   They cover:   👉 An update on Nic’s long case for bitcoin 👉 The true deflationary nature of Bitcoin and Ethereum 👉 The current state of stablecoin regulation   If you’re a monetary theory enthusiast… or just want to learn more about how crypto, blockchains and the existing financial system are colliding, tune into this episode of The Money Movement.   Subscribe here:   👉 YouTube: https://bit.ly/3lUcJFN  👉 Apple: https://apple.co/3G3CrPZ  👉 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3lUd6jF  👉 Email: https://bit.ly/3aXWYY5    And connect with Nic here:   👉 Twitter: https://twitter.com/nic__carter  👉 Website: https://niccarter.info About the show   The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money.   The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Nov 11

51 min 26 sec

In the early days of the internet, the Italian government was opposed to the fact that anyone could have a website and in the United States, Congress tried to pass a law to say that you needed an FCC License to have a website. It used to be a radical idea that the internet should be open… Now DeFi is doing the same for the financial economy, as protocols built atop public blockchain networks radically increase efficiency and transparency while widening the aperture on who can participate in the global financial system. But are decades-old financial regulations holding back DeFi’s institutional moment?  In this episode of The Money Movement, Jeremy joins Johann Bornman, Institutional Product Lead at ConsenSys Metamask on a panel hosted by Pierre Legrand, Partner, Consulting & Research, 11:FS.   They cover: 👉 Whether it should it be the government's obligation to allow DeFi to flourish 👉 DeFi versus CBCD’s 👉 The future of stablecoin regulation If you’re a crypto native… or just want to learn more about where this insanely rapidly expanding space is heading, tune into this episode of The Money Movement.   Subscribe here:   👉 YouTube: https://bit.ly/3lUcJFN  👉 Apple: https://apple.co/3G3CrPZ  👉 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3lUd6jF  👉 Email: https://bit.ly/3aXWYY5    About the show   The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Nov 4

1 hr 3 min

The metaverse can be a puzzling concept. Is it just an immersive gaming experience or a type of virtual reality? No – it’s much more. The metaverse is taking hold in gaming but has wide-ranging implications for art, culture, finance, “corporate” governance, the future of work, and more. In short, the metaverse will change the way people globally interact and generate economic activity. Just as public blockchains allow for a new, global economic infrastructure for shared truth, digital property, and economic interactions, the metaverse immerses people into a brave new world. To help illuminate the metaverse, not just the concept but also the adoption cycle, the risks and rewards, and why it’ll work best if it becomes a global public utility, we are joined this week on The Money Movement by Michael Wagner, Co-founder and CEO (and often called Captain) of Star Atlas. Star Atlas is a grand strategy game of space exploration, territorial conquest, political domination, and more. It has played an important role in helping grow adoption of Solana. Learn more at https://www.circle.com/en/the-money-m....

Oct 22

35 min 36 sec

Last year, in the height of the pandemic, we decided to launch The Money Movement. Nearly forty episodes and thousands of views/downloads later, we’ve covered an incredible range of topics with guests like Larry Summers, Balaji Srinivasan and others from top crypto organizations like Dapper Labs, Aave and FTX. And now… we’re expanding. Expanding in two different ways… First, we are being joined by two, new co hosts: Dante Disparte, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Policy here at Circle and Ryan Feit, CEO of SeedInvest, a Circle company. And second, we’re going to be sharing a weekly newsletter to further delve into the world of crypto, startups and how to build things in the new internet based financial system. In this short episode, Jeremy reflects on what The Money Movement has achieved so far and what will be changing going forward.   Subscribe here: 👉 YouTube: https://bit.ly/3lUcJFN  👉 Apple: https://apple.co/3G3CrPZ  👉 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3lUd6jF  👉 Email: https://bit.ly/3aXWYY5    About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money.   The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.  

Oct 20

6 min 26 sec

With exploding interest and adoption of Crypto, once again the debate over "Crypto's Carbon Footprint" has returned, with critics lobbing wild assertions about the energy footprint of Proof-of-Work network security. We will break down the facts, the research, and a view into not just how crypto is driving renewable energy innovation, but also examine the carbon footprint of security infrastructure backing the US Dollar. About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Apr 1

59 min 42 sec

We are about to experience a convergence of NFTs with DeFi, forming a new capital market for content and brands. Join us this week on Clubhouse where we explore these concepts with special guests Sean Neville, Co-Founder of Circle and Jake Brukhman. Foudner & CEO of CoinFund. About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Mar 10

1 hr 12 min

DeFi markets have exploded over the last 12 months, fueled by innovations in borrowing and lending protocols, widely accessible stablecoins, and new forms of capital markets entirely mediated by open source protocols and software on public blockchains. One of the most innovative and high-growth players in the DeFi space is Aave, who today is the 2nd largest DeFi protocol with nearly $4B of value locked in the protocol.  The entire space has grown from just around $1B in early 2020 to nearly $30B today. This week we’re joined by Aave Founder Stani Kulechov (https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov), where we’re going to explore the founding and growth of Aave, and the profound long-term implications of decentralized markets infrastructure on the future of how people and businesses everywhere access and use capital. About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Feb 4

42 min 40 sec

Accelerating adoption of crypto is raising significant questions about how it can play a role in improving the economy at large. Not only does crypto have a diversity problem, it is also woefully misunderstood in broader communities, including communities of color. Moreover, as we enter a new era of a Biden Administration, from a financial services and fintech perspective, the progressive wing of the Democratic party is going to be focused on delivering results and improving financial opportunities for underrepresented communities. How can crypto transform economic opportunities for people of color everywhere?  Joining us this week to explore these issues and more is Cleve Mesidor, the founder of the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain. A Washington insider, she served as an Obama Presidential Appointee, a senior staffer in Congress, and the leadership of national political campaigns. She is also the author of The CLEVOLUTION: My Quest for Justice in politics & Crypto.  About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Jan 21

45 min 41 sec

While 2020 represented an enormous growth year in crypto assets on the whole, the defining theme that drove so much of both the innovation and economic opportunity was driven by DeFi. The rapid growth of Compound Protocol and the launch of the COMP governance token sparked enormous growth in the entire category of decentralized protocols for financial market infrastructure.  A year ago there was just $800M in value locked in DeFi smart contracts, and today has mushroomed to over $23B.  But this is just the start of mega-trend that will eventually upend multi trillion dollar capital markets. Joining us this week is repeat guest and Compound Founder and CEO Robert Leshner, where we will explore this mega-trend and what 2021 will bring in DeFi, as well as a long-term view on the transformation of capital markets that is at our doorstep. About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Jan 14

48 min 31 sec

Kicking off 2021, we’re going to widen out the lens and explore the big picture social and economic impact of crypto.  Rapidly accelerating adoption of blockchains and crypto currency are merely early indicators for and enablers of a much larger global social and economic transformation.  Crypto infrastructure offers a radically new infrastructure on which to construct social and economic institutions, creating a new fabric for how individuals collectively work to create and share value. New ‘corporate forms’ made possible by crypto offer the potential for human economic freedom that transcends the legacy nation state system and forges a new path for how people will organize themselves and society. Joining Money Movement host Jeremy Allaire for the 2021 opening episode, The Crypto Transformation, are two innovative leaders and thinkers from the crypto world who are envisioning what the world could become as we keep building. Jeremy will be joined by Balaji Srinivasan (https://twitter.com/balajis), the storied technology entrepreneur, innovator, disruptor and futurist, and Ian Lee (https://twitter.com/ianjohnlee), crypto investor, builder, writer and thinker.  Join us for what will hopefully bring us up to the 100,000 foot view on what’s emerging to be a millennial scale change in how the world is organized. About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Jan 7

56 min 9 sec

This week we are joined by one of the strongest big picture thinkers on crypto, Michael Casey, currently Chief Content Officer at Coindesk, and previously a special advisor to the MIT Media Labs Digital Currency Initiative, and also author of The Age of Cryptocurrency while being a veteran reporter on financial markets for the Wall Street Journal. Jeremy and Michael will take a wide lens on what’s happening with crypto in the world, the sweeping impact it is likely to have on social, political and economic systems, the role of Bitcoin vs. likely new synthetic global fiat stablecoins, and how we can preserve the core economic freedoms that inspire and underlie crypto today. About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Dec 2020

53 min 44 sec

This week on the Money Movement, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire will explore some of the big themes and memes of the week that have emerged around USDC and Circle, including reactions to reactions to The STABLE Act and other regulatory rumors circulating after the G7 Summit, more CBDC saber-rattling from central bankers, USDC crosses the 3 Billion in circulation milestone, and some major announcements coming from Circle, including a discussion with Circle’s Head of Growth, Rachel Mayer, and Head of Product, Joao Reginatto.   In his analysis on regulatory and policy hub-bubs, and the growth milestone for USDC, Jeremy will attempt to answer the top Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) he gets on these matters. About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Dec 2020

54 min 30 sec

This week on the Money Movement, Circle CEO and Centre board member, Jeremy Allaire, will welcome to the show Centre's new CEO, David Puth, along with Coinbase CFO and Centre board member, Alesia Haas to discuss the future of the consortium and USDC.  As USDC near 3 billion in circulation and businesses around the world adopt digital dollars, Jeremy, David and Alesia will share thoughts on the significance of this milestone and road map for the fastest-growing US dollar stablecoin. About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Dec 2020

41 min 15 sec

What will a Biden Administration mean for the crypto industry in the United States? Like every new administration, Biden's will bring a raft of new political appointments that will change the composition of key regulatory agencies, including the Department of Treasury and OCC, the CFTC and SEC. Who stays and goes remains to be seen. Equally impactful will be who controls Congress, with recounts and court battles likely to determine the outcomes of key Senate races that may tip the balance. Could a unified government pave the way for national policy innovation? Or will a divided Congress lead to more gridlock? From digital asset investment and trading, to digital securities, to digital dollar stablecoins, the crypto industry is clearly at a tipping point. Will the political and regulatory dynamics of a Biden Administration accelerate crypto's mainstream moment?  To help us answer these and other questions, we are joined this week on the Money Movement by two Washington insiders who live at the intersection of the crypto industry and DC policymaking: Kristin Smith, Blockchain Association Executive Director, and John Collins, Partner at fintech-focused advisory firm FS Vector, both deep inside the discussions around the future administration and its impact on crypto and fintech.

Nov 2020

48 min 3 sec

As stablecoins surge in usage and growth around the world, these digital dollar currencies are finding their way into more and more traditional dimensions of cross-border commerce.  This week we'll explore the growth and use of stablecoins in trade finance, invoice financing, and the growing interaction between these traditionally "off-chain" assets and processes into both distributed and fully decentralized financial infrastructure. To explore these themes, we're joined by Ernst & Young's Paul Brody who is their Principal for Blockchain Technology, where he has been helping spearhead new core supply chain finance infrastructure with OpsChain; by HongZhuang Lim, the founder and CEO of ShuttleOne, an emerging fintech out of Southeast Asia leveraging stablecoins and DeFi for trade finance; and Centrefuge.io founder Lucas Vogelsang, who's firm has been driving innovation in the synthesis of traditional assets such as invoices and DeFi money market protocols. About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Oct 2020

46 min 14 sec

Dramatic growth in DeFI has given rise to a new generation on-chain decentralized finance infrastructure that is designed to scale to support global-scale capital markets activity. Notably, Project Serum, initiated by industry leader Sam Bankman-Fried of Alameda and FTX, launched recently on Solana, a fast-growing Layer 1 chain optimized for speed and scale, co-founded by Anatoly Yakovenk. With USDC digital dollars coming to this ecosystem, we're excited to have these founders join for a conversation about Layer 1s, DeFi and Crypto Capital Markets. Indeed, this is as much about the here and now as the foundations being laid for a new global capital market and monetary infrastructure. About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Oct 2020

55 min 22 sec

Join us as Jeremy discusses the crypto dollar economy with Matthew Walsh and Nic Carter of Castle Island Ventures. Nic and Matt have been highly active in the crypto finance space, and tracking closely the macro themes around digital dollar stablecoins and the role they play in the broader crypto economy. In their recently published in-depth report, Crypto Dollars: The Story So Far, Nic and Matt explore the realm and implications of this breakthrough innovation in models of money and payments. We'll explore all of this in-depth this Friday! Crypto Dollars | The Story So Far - https://www.castleisland.vc/cryptodollars   About the show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at https://hubs.li/H0y5QZ40.

Oct 2020

54 min 43 sec

Stablecoins have captured the imaginations of central bankers around the world. The power and efficiency of digital versions of local currencies on blockchains, and the promise of a more transparent and accessible financial system, have led nearly every central bank on the planet to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) initiative. While most of these efforts have focused on research, planning, and proposals, private sector stablecoins have been in the market for years and have seen incredible growth. From trade finance, to remittances, to cross-border business payments, digital dollar stablecoins have seen the fastest growth as macro conditions accelerate dollarization across the globe. To take one example, USD Coin (USDC), a fully-reserved and regulated US dollar stablecoin, recently topped 500% growth in market capitalization this year alone.    With China's CBDC beginning to roll out, and imminent launch of Facebook's Libra payments network, and increased attention on Capitol Hill around the distribution of COVID-related aid and financial inclusion, digital dollar initiatives at the Fed are in the spotlight.  To help unpack these topics and examine the intersection between CBDC and private sector digital dollar stablecoins, we're joined this week by Chris Giancarlo, Director of The Digital Dollar Project, a partnership between Accenture and the Digital Dollar Foundation focused on advancing the exploration of a United States Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Chris Senior Counsel to the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher and the former Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  Mr. Giancarlo also served as a member of the Financial Stability Oversight Committee (FSOC), the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, and the Executive Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).    We are honored to have Chris on the show for what promises to be an exciting and wide-ranging conversation.    Live on YouTube Thursday October 8th at 1p ET Watch each week live on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts,  Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at https://circle.com.

Oct 2020

48 min 15 sec

Join us Thursday, October 1st, for a special Ask Me Anything (AMA) edition of the Money Movement, where show host and Circle CEO, Jeremy Allaire, will be taking your questions. Nothing is off-limits and the team is looking forward to an open and wide-ranging dialog on some of the most important themes and topics in crypto, financial services, stablecoins and the global macro environment. Submit your questions early. Just tweet to @circlepay or @jerallaire with the hashtag #askjerallaire and we'll do our best to get to all your questions during the show.  Live on YouTube Thursday October 1st at 1p ET Watch each week live on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts,  Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Oct 2020

45 min 12 sec

Algorand came on the scene in 2017 with the promise of a blockchain that would bring radical improvements to the scale and speed of blockchain transactions. The Algorand team has delivered in a big way with blockchain infrastructure that can scale to billions of users, tens of millions of daily transactions, all with negligible transaction fees. And, unlike first-generation blockchains, Algorand’s platform was designed from the ground up to address the unique requirements of global payment applications and financial networks.    These are critically important attributes for the stablecoin ecosystem as large financial institutions around the world begin to add digital dollars to the mix of products and services offered to businesses and clients. Just a few days ago, USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, fully-reserved and regulated digital dollar stablecoin surpassed $2.3 billion marketcap, representing nearly 500% growth YTD and over $130B in on-chain transaction volume since launching just two years ago.    To keep pace, Centre Consortium, which oversees the USDC standard and protocol, announced a framework for Multichain USDC. Earlier this month, Algorand became the second public blockchain to be certified by Centre as an officially supported chain for USDC.  With the launch, Algorand brings over 1,000 tps and transaction fees of 1/20th of a cent to the USDC ecosystem. In conjunction with the announcement, Circle announced broad support for USDC on Algorand in its global financial account and platform services for businesses around the world.   This week, it's with great pleasure that we bring Algorand founder, Turing Award winner, and MIT professor, Silvio Micali, to the show to share his thoughts on the state of the Algorand blockchain the major innovations coming down the road, including the implications for the use of USDC. We're also excited to have Algorand CEO, Steve Kokinos, on to discuss the incredible trajectory of the organization, the fast-growing global community, and industry and use-case priorities as we round out 2020, what's shaping up to be an amazing year for stablecoins and proof-of-stake blockchains.   Live on YouTube Thursday September 24th at 1p ET Watch each week live on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts,  Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Sep 2020

44 min 12 sec

Over the past months, we’ve focused a lot of our attention on stablecoins, digital dollars and broader themes around their synthesis with blockchains. The focus has been on how public chains will become the foundation for mainstream payments, commerce and broader financial applications. This week we’re turning our attention back to the origin of all of this world, which is Bitcoin.  Running in some ways in parallel to the world of stablecoins, smart contracts and generalised blockchains, Bitcoin has maintained its role as the dominant digital asset and store of value, continuing to see growing levels of awareness, adoption and support as a major alternative asset in and of itself. To drive this discussion we’ll be joined by two OGs of Bitcoin as an asset class, with Michael Sonnenshein, Managing Director of Grayscale Investments, and Dan Morehead, CEO and Co-CIO of Pantera Capital, both funds and investment vehicles that have provided retail and institutional investor access to Bitcoin as an asset class for nearly 8 years. We’ll hear from them on The Bitcoin Thesis — where are we today, and where are we going.  And, yes, we’ll certainly go after their short and long-term price predictions. Live on YouTube Thursday September 10th at 1p ET Watch each week live on YouTube, and be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts,  Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Sep 2020

43 min 40 sec

The rapid rise of digital dollar stablecoins has been paralleled by accelerating interest from central bankers on the role and possibilities of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC). To some in the industry, these are viewed as at odds with one another, to others these are ultimately two sides of the same coin, converging trends that will emerge through broader public sector and private sector collaboration in the coming years and decade ahead. No matter, everyone seems to agree that digital dollars and digital currency more broadly are the future of electronic money and the broader global financial system. How will these two phenomenon interact, compete or simply just co-exist? On this week's Money Movement we're joined by Visa's Head of Crypto, Cuy Sheffield; Neha Narula, the Director of MIT's Digital Currency Initiative, an institute leading research and development in crypto, digital currency and now CBDC models; and Robert Bench, AVP at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, and a key contributor and collaborator on the future of digital currency with the Federal Reserve. Tune-in and join us live on YouTube every Thursday at 1pm EDT, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at https://hubs.ly/H0qWzwG0.

Sep 2020

53 min 2 sec

This week on the Money Movement we’ll be talking about USDC at 1 Billion. USDC has become the fastest growing stablecoin in history, seeing over 200% growth over the past six months alone, and has become a de facto standard as a trusted, compliant digital dollar format and protocol on blockchains. At time of writing, USDC sat at ~1,380,000,000 in circulation, and has supported ~$90B in on-chain transactions. To reflect on all of this, and also to share some really exciting news about the next chapters for USDC, we’re going to be joined by two of the top product executives from Circle and Coinbase who have been responsible for the development, launch and growth of USDC.  Joining us will be VP of Product at Circle, Joao Reginatto, and Group Product Manager at Coinbase, Nemil Dalal, with reflections and visions on the history and future of USDC.  If you’re in the broader crypto ecosystem, you don’t want to miss this episode, we’re going to have some nice surprises.  

Aug 2020

49 min 35 sec

This week's episode of the Money Movement will focus on stabelcoins as a payment and settlement medium in purely digital, tokenized securities and financial contracts. We'll be joined by Securitize CEO and Co-Founder Carlos Domingo, who’s firm is at the forefront of enabling companies to issue digital securities. Also on the show this week, Michael Carpentier, CEO and Co-Founder of startup Vesta Equity, a firm building a marketplace for tokenized home equity, making residential real estate more liquid, and creating new investment opportunities that remove the intermediaries that introduce cost and friction into real estate finance. We hope you can join us this week for a deep dive into the cutting edge world of stablecoins and digital securities.   Live on YouTube Thursday August 20 at 2pm ET Watch live on YouTube every Thursday at 1pm EDT, and be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Aug 2020

42 min 22 sec

Rapid growth in digital dollar stablecoins has led to increased interest from traditional fintechs, banks and financial institutions in supporting digital currency.  In recent weeks, Acting Head of the OCC at the US Treasury Department, Brian Brooks, issued guidance to national banks that they can custody crypto assets on behalf of customers, leading banks around the country to explore how they can leverage the benefits of this breakthrough technology. All of this is part of a broader and rapid shift in the dialogue around digital dollars, the role of cryptocurrency and public blockchain networks, and how this technology transformation can be leveraged in the US and global financial system. This coming week on the Money Movement we are honoured to host Comptroller Brooks, the leading regulator of banks in the United States, for a discussion on digital dollar stablecoins and their role in the US financial system. Tune-in and join us live on YouTube Thursday's at 1pm EDT, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change.  Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at https://hubs.ly/H0qWzwG0.

Aug 2020

40 min 1 sec

This week on The Money Movement, we are blessed and excited to have our special guest, legendary crypto trading OG Dan Matuszewski of CMS Holdings, on the show. By way of background, Dan has been deep in trading crypto since 2012, and built a legendary trading desk here with us at Circle, and went on to found and run a proprietary crypto fund CMS Holdings.    About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at https://hubs.ly/H0qWzwG0.

Aug 2020

47 min 52 sec

This week on the Money Movement we'll be talking about how banking is meeting stablecoins. This past week brought big news from the US Treasury OCC who provided fresh guidelines for banks, allowing for them to hold and custody crypto assets, including stablecoins. This is a major signal that traditional financial institutions are going to be getting into the crypto and stablecoin space. At Circle, we’re seeing accelerated interest from neobanks, fintechs and global banks on adopting digital currency as a payment and settlement medium, and expect this to be a major theme in the coming year.   About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money.   The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at https://hubs.ly/H0qWzwG0.

Jul 2020

42 min 6 sec

One of the major issues that has vexed policy makers and regulators, and is fundamental to the growth and adoption of crypto currency and blockchains is issues around financial privacy. How can we be assured of our privacy with blockchain payments? Are there risks of government and law enforcement overreach? On the flip side, what are the boundaries of financial privacy for individuals and what risks do privacy preserving technologies pose to governments? What about corporate and commercial privacy — public blockchains are transparent, how can a company adopt this and not disclose private transaction activity as a firm? What are the technology and policy answers to these questions? Live on YouTube Thursday, July 16 at 1pm EDT The crypto and blockchain industry have a long history of engagement with policy makers in DC, dating back to 2013 when the Senate held its first public hearings on virtual currency. This week on the Money Movement we are joined by three guests who have been at the forefront of working the digital currency scene in DC. Joining us are Perianne Boring, the founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, Kristin Smith, the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, and John Collins, founding partner at FS Vector, a premier advisory firm in the blockchain policy space. Tune-in and join us live on YouTube Thursday, July 16 at 1pm EDT, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at https://hubs.ly/H0qWzwG0.

Jul 2020

45 min 37 sec

The rapid rise of digital currency has driven accelerated engagement with policy makers and regulators in Washington. Notably, the rise of global stablecoins and the prospects for central bank money digital currency have intensified policy maker interest. Amid the COVID-19 induced economic crisis, discussions have accelerated around the benefits of ‘digital dollars’, which are increasingly seen through a national competitiveness lens, as advanced nations such as China make blockchain technology and digital currency a foundational infrastructure for the future of their economy and their role in the broader global landscape, portending geo-political considerations. Live on YouTube Thursday, July 16 at 1pm EDT The crypto and blockchain industry have a long history of engagement with policy makers in DC, dating back to 2013 when the Senate held its first public hearings on virtual currency. This week on the Money Movement we are joined by three guests who have been at the forefront of working the digital currency scene in DC. Joining us are Perianne Boring, the founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, Kristin Smith, the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, and John Collins, founding partner at FS Vector, a premier advisory firm in the blockchain policy space. Tune-in and join us live on YouTube Thursday, July 16 at 1pm EDT, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at https://circle.com.

Jul 2020

44 min 49 sec

Global stablecoins such as Centre Consortium’s USDC and Libra Associations new family of stablecoins are on the rise, giving way to coordinated regulatory responses for these innovative new forms of digital money and payment systems.  At the same time, governments and large financial industry actors are examining what digital currencies backed by central bank money might bring in terms of new opportunities and risks. All of this is increasing the attention on governance models. How should global stablecoins be governed? How can standards be established that work across leading stablecoin arrangements, but also contemplate and support government-sponsored and led digital currency projects? What’s the role of the public sector vs. the private sector? And, how can we learn from the lessons of the past thirty years in the development of other internet standards, open source software and decentralized internet infrastructure? As the internet collides with money and the financial system, governance models are starting to take centre stage. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change.  Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Jul 2020

3 min 45 sec

Join us in this very special edition of the Money Movement with an in-depth conversation with Lawrence H. Summers on the global macro environment and the role and prospects for global digital currency. Mr. Summers brings decades of experience as a leader within the global economic system, and has been tracking innovations in financial technology, the internet and digital currency closely. Mr. Allaire and Mr. Summers will discuss the current global economic landscape, recent shifts in monetary policy and central banking based on the global economic crisis, including a discussion on the structural and systemic political and economic risks that exist in the current dollar-driven Western fiat banking system. The two will also discuss the rise of digital currency, including global stablecoins, and the potential they offer for changes in not just how payments and value exchange takes place, but ultimately on the prospects for a new post-Bretton Woods international monetary system anchored in synthetic digital currencies, including how such as global digital currency system might begin to reconcile the growing polarisation between Western economies and China. Tune-in and join us for this Special Edition of the Money Movement live on YouTube Thursday, June 25 at 1pm EDT, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change.  Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Jun 2020

41 min 13 sec

This week on the Money Movement we are getting hands-on with, well, moving money. Stablecoins and digital dollars are a breakthrough for how money can move around the world, enabling faster, more secure and less expensive payments and commerce, and connecting people on every continent in an open financial system. While lots of projects talk in the abstract about making money work more like how we share text, content or email messages, we are delivering that in the real-world today. USDC adoption has grown significantly around the world, and so this week we’re going to literally take a trip around the world in 40 minutes, showcasing in the process the incredible power of digital currency, public blockchains, and the benefits of open and interoperable standards for digital money on the internet. In this episode, we’ll be joined by Itamar Lesuisse, Founder and CEO of Argent, the new super sweet mobile digital wallet, based in London, by Ronald Chan, CEO of ProBit, a fast-growing Asian exchange with connectivity in Korea, Sebastian Serrano, Founder and CEO of Ripio, a leading wallet and exchange in Latin America, Joao Reginatto, Head of Product at Circle, based in Boston, and Sumit Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO of CoinDCX, one of the top exchanges and wallets in India. In real-time, we’ll see stablecoin payments fly from business to contractor, from person to person, between non-custodial and custodial wallets, with pit stops and conversions into local currencies on the way, and we’ll take a look at a marketplace built on USDC. And a bit of DeFi in the mix to boot. And we’re going to be doing this live. For those who haven’t experienced hands-on the power of digital currency, this episode is designed to blow your mind and see how rapidly the global financial system is poised to change, building on stablecoins and public chains. This hands-on and highly practical episode is a good build-up to next week's show, on June 25th, where Jeremy will be having an in-depth 1:1 fireside chat with Lawrence H. Summers, who is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University. He served as the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton and the Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama. Jeremy and Mr. Summers will be discussing global macro issues and the role of digital currency in the future of the global financial system. Huge swaths of the global population have mobile devices, but don't participate in the financial system. Stablecoins and the proliferation of digital currencies present an exciting new opportunity for people to connect to a more open and inclusive financial system, creating new economic opportunities for those who have been excluded from the banking sector.  Tune-in and join us live on YouTube on Thursday, June 18 at 9am EDT, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change.  Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Jun 2020

58 min 14 sec

Huge swaths of the global population have mobile devices, but don't participate in the financial system. Stablecoins and the proliferation of digital currencies present an exciting new opportunity for people to connect to a more open and inclusive financial system, creating new economic opportunities for those who have been excluded from the banking sector.  This week we are joined by several guests who bring a wide range of perspectives on the potential for stablecoins to broaden access to the global financial system for billions of people. We are joined by Harish Natarajan, Lead Financial Sector Specialist on Payments & Market Infrastructures in the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice at World Bank; Danelle Dixon, who is the CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Foundation, one of the preeminent blockchain projects in the world that is focused on global financial inclusion, and by Tristan Cole, Founder and CEO of Sempo, an innovative startup leveraging stablecoins to power digital money distribution in partnership with leading global NGOs. We will dig into the big picture challenges, the technical innovations that stablecoins on public blockchains represent, and a hands-on view of the impact these technologies are having today on people everywhere. Tune-in and join us live on YouTube on Thursday, June 11 at 1pm EDT, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change.  Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at https://hubs.ly/H0rpTP50

Jun 2020

44 min 45 sec

Coming up this week on the Money Movement we'll be talking about the rapidly emerging use of stablecoins for international payments. While stablecoins were 'rooted' and 'bootstrapped' in the crypto trading markets, their inherent utility value as digital dollars on a global internet has been giving rise to their use in international payments. We'll be joined by market leaders in Asia and Latin America who have been witnessing first hand the emerging shift to stablecoins for global payments, including Darius Sit, the Co-Founder & Managing Partner at QCP Capital, a leading trading firm in Asia, Fabricio Tota, Director at Mercado Bitcoin, the leading digital currency exchange in Brazil, and Sebastian Serrano, Founder & CEO of Ripio, another fast growing Latin American digital currency firm. With intense global pressure on currencies and governments around the world, the power of a digital dollar is taking hold, and we'll talk about the power and drivers behind the shift into everyday people and businesses adopting stablecoins for payments and settlement. Tune-in and join us live on YouTube on Thursday, June 4, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change.  Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

Jun 2020

38 min 49 sec

This week on The Money Movement, Jeremy interviews Professor of Economics and Director of the Blockchain Innovation Hub at RMIT University, Professor Jason Potts, followed by Luis Cuende, Co-founder at Aragon, and Aaron Wright, Co-founder at OpenLaw and Professor at Cardozo Law School. Public blockchain infrastructure creates a new global public good in the form of a system of shared and immutable record-keeping, transactions and rules-enforcement. We've explored how this infrastructure opens up massive transformations in the basic building blocks of finance, including ubiquitous global value exchange with stablecoins, and advancements through programmable money.   Now we want to dive into some of the more profound possibilities that arrive with this technology, diving into the very essence of how we form organisations to create value, govern and coordinate economic activity. Going from the macro into the micro, we'll explore how blockchains are opening up completely new forms of global corporate forms.   We are privileged to be joined by leading academic thinkers, entrepreneurs and technologists who are the very cutting edge of re-defining the firm in the age of blockchains. Be sure to tune-in and join us live on Thursday, May 28th at 1pm EDT, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change.  Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at https://hubs.ly/H0qWzwG0.

May 2020

42 min 50 sec

The Bank of England’s Michael Kumhof will join us to discuss his work on Full Reserve banking and digital currency models. Shortly after the Great Recession of 2008, while working at the IMF, Michael published a groundbreaking research paper entitled The Chicago Plan Revisited, where he argued that had the US adopted a full reserve banking model, as proposed by the Chicago Plan during the Great Depression, the US would have seen both higher output, fewer recessions and lower levels of debt. Michael is also an expert on CBDCs and has published on the subject for the Bank of England. We will be asking Mr. Kumhof can we build a safer, lower-risk financial system built on digital currency? We will then be joined by the IMF’s Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli, who serves as Deputy Division Chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department. Tommaso has been a global thought leader on models of digital currency and stablecoins and their impact on the banking sector, regulatory frameworks and the international monetary system.  In particular, Tommaso and his IMF colleagues have proposed the creation of “narrow banks”, a new form of chartered national bank whose purpose would be to hold full reserve assets with central banks as part of a system of issuing stablecoins or central bank sponsored digital currency. We’ll explore these ideas, and ask if major G20 countries should be establishing ‘Digital Currency Banking Charters’ built on full reserve money. Finally, many of these ideas are being explored not just in the private sector with new global stablecoin arrangements such as Centre and Libra, but also very much in the public sector, where in China their new CDEP digital currency initiative introduces the world’s largest real full reserve banking model applied in the digital realm. We will be joined by noted Chinese economist and Associate Research Fellow for the People's Bank of China, Dr. Chuanwei David Zou, Chief Economist at Wanxiang Blockchain, who has published extensively on DCEP and brings deep expertise from the Chinese financial ecosystem.  What can we learn from this and what are the implications for how other leading reserve currencies will evolve their monetary forms? Be sure to tune-in and join us live on Tuesday May 26th at 9AM EDT, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. About the Show The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change.  Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money. The Money Movement is brought to you by Circle. Our mission is to raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce. Learn more about Circle Business Accounts and Platform APIs at circle.com.

May 2020

24 min 45 sec

Welcome back to this week’s episode where we talk about The Power of Programmable Money with special guests CEO of Compound Finance Robert Leshner, CEO at Kleros Fredrico Ast, and Founder and CEO of Sablier Paul Razvan Berg.  The Money Movement is a live broadcast internet TV show running every Thursday from 1pm–1:40pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Episodes will be available live and on-demand on The Money Movement YouTube channel, or on the Circle site.

May 2020

46 min 23 sec

Welcome back to this week’s episode where we talk about the Insane Risks facing our global financial system, and what this means for the prospects of full reserve money including digital currency with investor Dan Morehead of Pantera Capital. We also discuss the famous Chicago Plan with the author of The Chicago Plan and New Deal Banking Reform, CSU Professor Emeritus Ronnie Phillips. Finally we explore digital currencies as a safer form of money and payments with crypto guru Haseeb Qureshi. The Money Movement is a live broadcast internet TV show running every Thursday from 1pm–1:40pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Episodes will be available live and on-demand on The Money Movement YouTube channel, or on the Circle site.

May 2020

42 min 15 sec

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 1 of The Money Movement with Jeremy Allaire. This week on The Money Movement, Jeremy interviews special guests Michael Novogratz, Professor Kevin Werbach, and Kyle Samani. The Money Movement is a live broadcast internet TV show running every Thursday from 1pm–1:40pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Episodes will be available live and on-demand on The Money Movement YouTube channel, or on the Circle site. The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money.

May 2020

36 min 2 sec