On the second episode of Siraj Raval’s educational podcast, he interviews the CEO of the largest cryptocurrency company in the world, Brian Armstrong.
From the video description:
I knew Brian years ago when Coinbase was a relatively humble startup and it’s been mind blowing to see how far they’ve come in such a short period of time, managing the equivalent of billions of dollars in wealth in cryptocurrency. I admire Brian because he wakes up everyday determined to solve the ‘meta-problem’ of financial freedom using cryptocurrency, which he believes can indirectly alleviate poverty, increase entrepreneurship, and help reduce corruption in governments around the world. The President of the USA tweeted about Bitcoin and Facebook released it’s “Libra” cryptocurrency, so it’s an extremely exciting time in the space. I also ask him about his most ambitious ideas regarding the future of payments, and was pleasantly shocked by his answers.
I first heard of Ripple while watching Bloomberg TV, where the CEO of the company was touting the cryptocurrency and its rapid acceptance by the financial establishment. That made me wonder: how could a company “own” a cryptocurrency? Wouldn’t that make it centralized? Isn’t that antithetical to cyrptocurrencies?
Fortunately, Siraj Raval comes to the rescue with a great explainer video on Ripple