February 27, 2024

Some Future Day: The Bitcoin Episode: BlackRock ETF, SEC, Satoshi, & CBDCs | with Greg Johnson and Marc Beckman

Gregory Johnson has become one of the leading voices in the digital asset and blockchain industry on topics ranging from digital transformation, virtual assets, tokenization, CBDCs, cryptocurrency regulation, and governance.

He is the founder and CEO of Rubicon Digital Assets. As well as an adjunct professor at New York University's School of Professional Studies. For over two decades, Greg has been a CEO and senior executive at Fortune 500 companies in the financial sector, including American Express and Ameriprise Financial. In addition to his work at Rubicon, Greg is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and part of the GeoTech Action Council for the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center.

This episode revolves around the rise and significance of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, exploring its origins, factors driving its value, implications for central banking systems, and views of industry leaders. The conversation analyzes elements like demand-supply dynamics, the onset of Bitcoin ETFs by BlackRock, and the concept of decentralization. It highlights the role of the financial crisis in Bitcoin's adoption, its safety, and its finite supply. We also get into the impact of CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies), concerns about privacy intrusion by governments, and how technology can help to regulate.

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