Chamath Palihapitiya on SPACs, Bitcoin, and the New World of Finance
Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital, gives Raoul Pal, Real Vision CEO, an inside glimpse of the seismic forces that are radically transforming the investment landscape — from SPACs and tokenization to data autonomy and virtual learning. Palihapitiya argues that old structures of capital formation, which prioritized buybacks rather than Research & Development (R&D) and “efficiency” rather than resiliency, will give way to a new future in which fintech companies will replace “too big to fail” banks, green energy will de-escalate geopolitical tensions, and tokenization will serve as a digital ledger for every financial transaction. Palihapitiya and Pal discuss the role of Bitcoin in this new world, and Palihapitiya advocates for a form of Universal Basic Income (UBI). Filmed on November 16, 2020. Key Learnings: The old ways of managing companies and allocating capital were unsound, and COVID-19 has laid bare the fact that the “emperor has no clothes.” With radical change is on the horizon, investors should embrace these technological transformations in order to become a magnate of the future.