#Ep. 78: Tech Scoop on Bitfinex and Tether from Stablecoins to Global Decentralised Liquidity

January 26th, 2021 · 51 mins 20 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, we hear from one of the most influential figures in the space, Paolo Ardoino who is the CTO of Bitfinex and Tether.

In the beginning we discuss Paolo's background and his vision for the space. We then delve into the rise of DEXs and how decentralised vs centralised exchanges will fair in the years to come. Paolo shares what his vision for a decentralised exchange will look like and lays out Bitfinex's plans for doing so.

We also touch on the heavy stablecoin topic. We hear Paolo's views on the future of stablecoins, the differences between the various forms of stablecoins we see today, and also USDT's future roadmap. Paolo also shares recent updates with regards to the New York Attorney General's lawsuit against Tether and we discuss misconceptions that have arisen about Tether.

Additionally, we discuss the technical aspects of Tether's tech stack, specifically with regards to layer 2 and scalability. Finally, we discuss the role of Defi and what this means in the context of Bitfinex and Tether.

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