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Meltem Demirors on the Future Fetish and the Challenges of a New Asset Class CoinDesk

    • Investing

Meltem Demirors is the CSO of Coinshares a digital asset investment firm, and one of the most salient and prolific voices in the bitcoin space. In this episode of Bitcoin Macro, CoinDesk’s head of strategy Nolan Bauerle talks with Meltem about:

Why bitcoin and crypto seems all encompassing to the people in the space, but barely registers on the radar for most investors
Why bitcoin actually refers to (at least) three things at once: a technology, a network, and an asset - and why this makes categorization in traditional investment frameworks difficult
Why Libra is in many ways the antithesis of bitcoin
Why the US dollar remains the most desired asset in troubled regions and why part of the key for bitcoin playing a similar role is education
Why speculation is a gateway for deeper engagement with bitcoin
Why the bitcoin recession narrative is enticing to people but full of “unknown unknowns”
How the global “hunt for yield” is shaping the bitcoin narrative
The “future fetish” era of blockchains
Why the idea of bitcoin as “unregulated” isn’t quite accurate
The new battles around central bank digital currencies
Why the most interesting metric in the crypto space is the percentage of bitcoin held by third party institutions

Meltem Demirors is the CSO of Coinshares a digital asset investment firm, and one of the most salient and prolific voices in the bitcoin space. In this episode of Bitcoin Macro, CoinDesk’s head of strategy Nolan Bauerle talks with Meltem about:

Why bitcoin and crypto seems all encompassing to the people in the space, but barely registers on the radar for most investors
Why bitcoin actually refers to (at least) three things at once: a technology, a network, and an asset - and why this makes categorization in traditional investment frameworks difficult
Why Libra is in many ways the antithesis of bitcoin
Why the US dollar remains the most desired asset in troubled regions and why part of the key for bitcoin playing a similar role is education
Why speculation is a gateway for deeper engagement with bitcoin
Why the bitcoin recession narrative is enticing to people but full of “unknown unknowns”
How the global “hunt for yield” is shaping the bitcoin narrative
The “future fetish” era of blockchains
Why the idea of bitcoin as “unregulated” isn’t quite accurate
The new battles around central bank digital currencies
Why the most interesting metric in the crypto space is the percentage of bitcoin held by third party institutions

38 min

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