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Blockchain technology is about to transform every trust-based interaction of our lives, from financial services to identity, from health care to our Internet of Things devices. In this podcast, host Laura Shin talks with industry pioneers across tech, financial services, health care, government and other sectors about how the blockchain and cryptocurrency will open up new opportunities for incumbents, startups and everyday people to interact more efficiently, directly and globally.

Apr 6, 2021

Mark Cuban -- billionaire investor, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and Shark Tank “shark” -- shares his thoughts on the Ethereum vs. BTC debate, issues with DeFi, and how NFTs could change content distribution. Tune in to hear Mark talk about...

  • why ETH is a better store of value than BTC (1:08)
  • why bitcoin as an inflation hedge is a bananas narrative 6:29)
  • his opinion on EIP-1159 and the idea of proof of stake mining (9:06)
  • why minting an NFT was a crypto-lightbulb moment for him (11:36)
  • how his background in technology prepared him to invest in crypto (13:55)
  • the main problem with the DeFi user experience and his advice for new DeFi users (16:34)
  • what might happen to the centralized banking system if DeFi becomes the norm (20:46)
  • how putting private data on a blockchain could work (25:53)
  • why CBDC’s make “perfect sense” (32:11)
  • how he evaluates decentralized business models and governance structures (41:13)
  • his NFT investment thesis (47:09)
  • who he believes will be the NFT winners in the long term (52:09)
  • why Mavs tickets are a perfect example for how NFTs may be used in the future (54:55)
  • industries that are ripe for NFT disruption (59:45)
  • the many use cases for NFTs (1:01:48)
  • why he is advising against minting social tokens (1:04:15)


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