162. News: Terra terror as ex-Meta crypto chief launches Bitcoin payments start-up

gm. Simon Taylor and Cuy Sheffield are back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in the world of crypto, including:

  • Terra terror: Luna nosedives under $2, and algo Stablecoin TerraUSD loses 98% of its value 2:05
  • Ex-Meta crypto chief launches Bitcoin payments start-up while Meta’s Instagram partners with Polygon in NFT push 24:53
  • A number of headlines about crypto regulation have popped up recently: With the UK targeting major crackdown on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, while regulation everywhere is being pushed more than ever 40:10
  • French Open enters the metaverse with Roland-Garros virtual-seat NFTs 48:46
  • EU Commission favours ban on large-scale Stablecoins, document shows 50:10

We are also joined by some amazing guests:

  • Jacquelyn Melinek, Senior Crypto Reporter at TechCrunch
  • Zak Lambert, Product Manager at Plaid

The Tweet of the Week comes from @cobie.

This episode is sponsored by Visa.
This episode is brought to you by Visa, one of the world’s leaders in digital payments.
Crypto has opened up a new world of possibility. And Visa is helping everyone take part.
Visa enables commerce across their network and crypto networks through solutions like Fintech Fast Track, a quick and easy way for crypto innovators to issue payment credentials.

Join us in this new money movement. Learn more at visa.com/crypto.

If you enjoyed the show, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review!

Want to join the conversation on all the topics discussed? Tweet the show at: www.twitter.com/bchaininsider

Special Guests: Jacquelyn Melinek and Zak Lambert.