Weekly News Roundup 6/12/20 feat. Christine Sandler (Fidelity’s institutional survey, the GBTC premium trade, Coinbase at a crossroads)

Matt and Nic review the stories of the week, featuring special guest Christine Sandler, head of Sales and Marketing at Fidelity Digital Assets. Christine joins the show to discuss Fidelity’s forthoming survey of institutional investor attitudes on digital assets. We talk about what FDAS is up to, client enthusiasm for the asset class, and how institutions are thinking about it today. Also covered in the episode:

  • The Web3 dream – does it require blockchains?
  • Bank Frick adds support for USDC
  • Rebranding stablecoins to cryptodollars
  • Bitcoin Billionaires is greenlit for a movie
  • Other events in Bitcoin history which are movie worthy
  • Three Arrows owns 6.26% of GBTC
  • The fate of the GBTC ‘premium trade’ and the in-kind contribution
  • Stephanie Kelton’s NYT op-ed and unspoken constraints on MMT
  • Coinbase is at a crossroads

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