50 - Crypto Dollars, Regulation, and DeFi | Jeremy Allaire
USDC and other stablecoins saw a massive influx throughout 2020 into Ethereum and DeFi as demand skyrocketed, providing a glimpse of possible long-term impacts on the future of money. Jeremy argues for a full-reserve money system based on Austrian Economics, moving away from the money creation inherent to today's fractional-reserve systems.
Jeremy details the synergy between fiat stablecoins and non-sovereign, store-of-value, commodity assets. He envisions a future of synthetic digital currencies balanced by a basket of non-sovereign assets.
This is a vital time for instituting effective regulatory measures for cryptoassets and protocols, and as a front-line advocate, Jeremy stresses the importance of the crypto industry itself taking the initiative to front-run regulatory issues via creative innovation. Jeremy self-describes as "cautiously optimistic" about establishing meaningful dialogue with regulators like Gary Gensler, Janet Yellen, and FinCen, with a focus on specific issues like criminal abuse, self-sovereign identity, and consumer protection.
Jeremy concludes with broad market predictions and analysis of DeFi as a massively underrated space, with the long-term goal of DeFi interacting broadly with real-world identities.
This was an extremely interesting conversation that shed some much-needed light on stablecoins in a regulatory context, and Jeremy remains a key component throughout this development.
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