541. Insights: Why does crypto matter?

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Simon Taylor is joined by some great guests from Tala, Anchorage and Visa to discuss all things cryptocurrency. We’re going to be looking at all the changes that have happened in this space over the last 12 months, looking at how it’s properly starting to have real world impact and, for all you sceptics out there, asking the big question: why does crypto matter?

Our expert host, Simon Taylor, is joined by a great panel of guests to talk about all things crypto.

In the first part of the show, we want to take a look at just how far we’ve come. How far the crypto space has come in the last year - not just in terms of bitcoin surges but also the real steps forward in terms of adoption by big organisations, regulators and even central banks to start taking this crypto phenomenon seriously.

Why is it booming so much now? Does crypto matter more now than it ever has before? And last but not least, is crypto mainstream, and why should we care about it?

This week's expert guests include:

  • Shivani Siroya, CEO and founder of Tala
  • Diogo Monica, CEO of Anchorage
  • Cuy Sheffield, Head of Crypto, Visa

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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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Special Guests: Cuy Sheffield , Diogo Mónica, and Shivani Siroya.

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