Ep. 22. Can Bitcoin really hit $100,000?
Simon and Colin discuss Bitcoin highs, Ether bonds, rogue ICOs, and much more. Plus, a special interview with Commissioner Brian Quintenz from the CFTC and a discussion on ICOs recorded live from RegTech Rising.
This week, normal service is resumed as we returned, inexorably, to ANOTHER new Bitcoin high - this time, over $9,000 and, according to many, fast approaching $10,000. So is it just the result of more buyers than sellers in the market, or could there be other reasons? Plus, why maths might mean Bitcoin could reach $100,000 by 2021.
Bonds on Ether! Nivaura has issued the UK's first regulated Ether bond. But what will be the impact on CSDs?
Following a spate of rogue ICOs, we discuss the possibility that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) will crack down, and more fool the first ICO to fall foul of the DoJ as they might be looking to set an example.
Non-financial blockchain applications are coming. But will it succeed in blockchain-based air travel? Several airlines have partnered up to try to use DLT to iron out some of the bumps in air travel with luggage.
Plus, how to talk about cryptocurrency at the dinner table, and Ripple did a thing...again.
This week we also bring you two special features. Firstly, a roundtable on the ICO space with Ruth Wandhofer, Global Head Regulatory, Market & Innovation Strategy at Citibank; Jeff Bandman, Principal at Bandman Advisors; Lawrence Wintermeyer, Principal at Capstone; and Oliver Oram, founder and CEO at Chainvine. And second, Simon talks to very special guest Commissioner Brian Quintenz from the CFTC about the derivatives markets and the potential impact of distributed ledger technology (DLT).
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Special Guests: Brian Quintenz, Jeff Bandman, Lawrence Wintermeyer, and Oliver Oram.