Ep 041: One of the things as financial advisors, we get asked about a lot from clients, but also just people we bump into, is cryptocurrency - there just seems to be lots of questions about what it is and how it's impacting people. There are questions about what it is today, how it's impacting us and also, how it's tying into our lives, both today and in our retirement and how we think about aging as well. We really wanted to reach out to somebody that really knew about cryptocurrency, someone who has had some expertise in the past with it, but also is deeply involved, and could help teach us.
Enter Tyler Frederick, CFA. Tyler is a manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's Applied FinTech research team. He contributes to the bank's research and experimentation with emerging technology in its potential impact on both the financial services industry and the Federal Reserve's mission broadly. Prior to joining the Boston Fed, he worked for Circle internet financial, a cryptocurrency payments and exchange company. Where he led the compliance team's blockchain forensics and market surveillance functions. Before Circle, Tyler was a senior trader with Fidelity Investments where he was responsible for supervising teams of traders in a variety of asset classes. He's a graduate of the Boston college Carroll School of Management and a CFA Charterholder. Please welcome Tyler Frederick to the Retirement Success in Maine Podcast!
Welcome, Tyler! [4:03]
What is cryptocurrency? [10:30]
Why are cryptocurrencies so popular? [30:05]
How do we protect ourselves from fraud or theft once we’ve purchased a cryptocurrency? [39:57]
Why should retirees be paying attention to blockchain and cryptocurrency technology? [43:54]
Is cryptocurrency a “green” thing, or is it not a green trend at all? [49:01]
What is Tyler’s personal definition of Retirement Success? [55:00]
Ben, Abby, and Curtis wrap up the episode. [57:11]