Ground Floor Consensus GFC018: Ethereum And Beyond ( w/ Joe Lubin and Erik Voorhees )

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Apr 13 2021 . 46 MIN
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GFC018: Ethereum And Beyond ( w/ Joe Lubin and Erik Voorhees )

Guests Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys and cofounder of Ethereum, and Erik Voorhees, CEO and founder of ShapeShift, join host Ash Bennington for a conversation that explores how the crypto space is growing and where Bitcoin and Ethereum fit into the landscape. They talk about use cases, discuss how each technology complements the other, explain why the either/or narrative is misguided, and consider the potential each holds to reshape the current financial system.

 

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Guests Joseph Lubin, founder of ConsenSys and cofounder of Ethereum, and Erik Voorhees, CEO and founder of ShapeShift, join host Ash Bennington for a conversation that explores how the crypto space is growing and where Bitcoin and Ethereum fit into the landscape. They talk about use cases, discuss how each technology complements the other, explain why the either/or narrative is misguided, and consider the potential each holds to reshape the current financial system


Content Notes:


Lubin and Voorhees cover the following topics during the interview:

  1. How the digital assets ecosystem is evolving and how they think about the proliferation of protocols developing in the space
  2. What this technology can do beyond the traditional store-of-value function that Bitcoin has served so far
  3. What ConsenSys and ShapeShift do and the use cases they’re developing
  4. How they think about the Bitcoin vs. everything else narrative that’s proliferated in the media
  5. How they characterize the current state of play in the digital asset space and how close we are to widespread adoption
  6. NFTs – what they are, the value proposition, and how they think about them
  7. What’s happening in the defi space and the innovation and opportunity of defi protocols
  8. The role Ethereum can play in improving the traditional financial services ecosystem

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