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Can DeFi Be The Better Financial System? (S1E12‪)‬ The Story of Money

    • Education

The future of money may owe more than we think to its complicated past.

In the season finale, Samatha continues our conversation with Felix Martin. Felix draws the distinction between the underlying technologies underpinning DeFi and the monetary system itself, and makes the case that the principle behind the latter is as old as the history of money itself. This leads them to a discussion on the issues surrounding regulation versus self-regulation of the DeFi space, and how history has shown us that both sides have considerable advantages and disadvantages.

Join Samantha Yap on a quest to discover the history of money, to better understand why Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and decentralised finance may play an important role in our future. She’ll take you on a 5-minute audio journey that touches on the history behind today’s topic, followed by the best parts of her conversation with returning guest, Felix Martin.

Felix Martin is an economist, fund manager, and author. He began his career as an Economist at the World Bank in Washington DC in 1998 working mostly on sovereign lending programmes and debt restructuring in eastern Europe. He holds degrees in classics, international relations and economics including a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Oxford University. Since 2008, Felix has worked in the fund management industry in London, first at Thames River Capital – now part of BMO Global Asset Management; then at Liontrust Asset Management; and most recently as one of the founding partners of 1167 Capital.

The future of money may owe more than we think to its complicated past.

In the season finale, Samatha continues our conversation with Felix Martin. Felix draws the distinction between the underlying technologies underpinning DeFi and the monetary system itself, and makes the case that the principle behind the latter is as old as the history of money itself. This leads them to a discussion on the issues surrounding regulation versus self-regulation of the DeFi space, and how history has shown us that both sides have considerable advantages and disadvantages.

Join Samantha Yap on a quest to discover the history of money, to better understand why Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and decentralised finance may play an important role in our future. She’ll take you on a 5-minute audio journey that touches on the history behind today’s topic, followed by the best parts of her conversation with returning guest, Felix Martin.

Felix Martin is an economist, fund manager, and author. He began his career as an Economist at the World Bank in Washington DC in 1998 working mostly on sovereign lending programmes and debt restructuring in eastern Europe. He holds degrees in classics, international relations and economics including a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Oxford University. Since 2008, Felix has worked in the fund management industry in London, first at Thames River Capital – now part of BMO Global Asset Management; then at Liontrust Asset Management; and most recently as one of the founding partners of 1167 Capital.

25 min

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