Published on: June 16th, 2021 • Duration: 45 minutes
Zack Seward, deputy global news editor at CoinDesk, joins Ash Bennington, Real Vision senior editor, to discuss various new developments in the crypto space and get a peek into Seward's journalistic perspective. They begin with recent updates in Bitcoin such as Taproot and Paul Tudor Jones and move into an in-depth discussion surrounding the "DeFi wars". Seward provides an insider perspective on further topics such as decentralized exchanges, institutional thirst for yield, and what it’s like being a crypto journalist. Filmed on June 14, 2021.
Seward is fascinated by developments in the world of DeFi. He believes this sector will continue to decentralize aspects of the banking industry, providing enormous utility for members of the third world trying to avoid remittance fees. Additionally, he lays out his process for deciphering what is "newsworthy" in the crypto space and why the recent news out of El Salvador may not be as good as people think.