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In this podcast, hosts Vikram Ramakrishnan and Faizaan Shamsi, partners at the software consultancy QuantLayer, talk to investors and builders of the cryptocurrency arena. We discuss how industry participants think about crypto assets, how they uncover fraud in the market, and which technologies will turn the budding, nascent crypto space into the revolutionary powerhouse early market participants had hoped for.

Nov 12, 2018

A look at Stablecoins, centralized ones, decentralized ones, what they’re going to be used for and what kinds of risks might arise from them. We discuss exchange listings again, this time with Basic Attention Token getting listed by Coinbase, and finish up with a discussion on Tether.


  • What Stablecoin is
  • Centralized Stablecoins
    - What Fiat backed is and it's disadvantages
    - What Exchange Traded Commodities backed is
  • Decentralized Stablecoins
    - What Crypto backed is
    - Algorithmic
  • Counterparty risk
  • Non-crypto examples of things going bad due to counterparty risk
  • Alerts
    - Tether’s bank claims to be holding $1.8B backing Tether, the first such confirmation
    - PwC advising on issuance of CRED, not just auditing



Coin Insider:
A deeper look at stablecoins and USCDC:
Stablecoins: Understanding Counterparty Risk: