21 min

The Need For Debt (S1E8‪)‬ The Story of Money

    • Education

Does debt really deserve the negative connotations often associated with it?

To answer this question, Samantha talks to Sidney Powell Co-Founder and CEO of Maple Finance, a decentralised institutional marketplace for borrowing and lending. They explore how the negative perceptions around debt came to be, and the ways those sentiments gradually began to change. Sid breaks down some powerful factors that help to differentiate between good and bad debt, and makes it easy to understand how debt can be harnessed as a tool for our benefit.

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 this week’s guest, Sid Powell.

Sidney Powell is the CEO & Co-Founder of Maple Finance. Sid comes from a background in debt capital markets and institutional banking. During his career in traditional finance, he participated in $3b+ of corporate bond issuance, established and ran a $200m+ bond funding program, and managed Treasury at a commercial lending fintech company.

Does debt really deserve the negative connotations often associated with it?

To answer this question, Samantha talks to Sidney Powell Co-Founder and CEO of Maple Finance, a decentralised institutional marketplace for borrowing and lending. They explore how the negative perceptions around debt came to be, and the ways those sentiments gradually began to change. Sid breaks down some powerful factors that help to differentiate between good and bad debt, and makes it easy to understand how debt can be harnessed as a tool for our benefit.

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 this week’s guest, Sid Powell.

Sidney Powell is the CEO & Co-Founder of Maple Finance. Sid comes from a background in debt capital markets and institutional banking. During his career in traditional finance, he participated in $3b+ of corporate bond issuance, established and ran a $200m+ bond funding program, and managed Treasury at a commercial lending fintech company.

21 min