Stablecoins and the Need for Crypto Today

Published on
November 16th, 2020
56 minutes

Stablecoins and the Need for Crypto Today

The Interview - Crypto ·
Featuring Mariano Conti

Published on: November 16th, 2020 • Duration: 56 minutes

Mariano Conti, former head of smart contracts of Maker Foundation, joins Sebastian Moonjava, Real Vision associate crypto editor, to discuss real world uses of cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and the utility of wrapped Bitcoin on top of Ethereum. Conti compares a variety of stablecoin architectures, touches on the importance of stable assets within the defi ecosystem, and explains the "Black Thursday" event that tested the resilience of many stablecoins. Conti also explains what real world adoption of cryptocurrencies look like in places such as Argentina. Filmed on November 5, 2020. Key Learnings: Conti explains the importance of stablecoins for the entire crypto ecosystem. He gives real world examples of the need for stable assets in countries with unstable currencies. Understanding the way crypto is being adopted now can give viewers a stronger understanding of how adoption may happen overtime and why as he describes real world use cases that are being utilized today.



  • WT
    Will T.
    2 December 2020 @ 20:02
    Dude, there's LITERALLY a microphone behind you It's so much worse without one! Great interview though ;)
  • ML
    Martin L.
    18 November 2020 @ 06:48
    To which video with Joseph Rubin is he referring to?
  • RG
    ROMAN G.
    17 November 2020 @ 11:30
    Really good interview. You are taking to RV the best from DeFi and crypto! Thank you Raoul and team!
  • AK
    Ado K.
    16 November 2020 @ 23:34
    Nowadays DAI just tends to be a additional layer of risk on USDC. The 50 % drop in eth price within one day, really killed the concept of DAI. Real world assets would obviously be censurable and confiscatable which would ruin the very concept of DAI, it would remove its core function as a decentralized stable coin. At that point and time it has lost its core competitive edge and will through regulatory arbitrage be bypassed easily by USDC. Like most things on eth and DeFi, The Maker concept has pretty much become a sh*tshow of epic portions.
    • RG
      ROMAN G.
      17 November 2020 @ 11:10
      WTF? :|