Tuesday Feb 21, 2023

E13 - Sorel Carr on FinTech

Sorel Carr is the Head of FinTech Business at BNZ (Bank of New Zealand). Sorel comes from a decade in corporate banking and has been down the blockchain rabbit hole looking to inject new emerging tech such as defi into the more traditional banking world. 

In this conversation we discuss the centralised networks banks are part of such as SWIFT & CBDCs, and the decentralised competitors that can run stablecoins, and defi protocols like Uniswap.

01:27 how do you define fintech?
06:09 is a bank a fintech?
09:22 future of money RBNZ & CBDCs
17:49 future of cash
21:58 SWIFT
28:24 stablecoins
33:11 defi
41:12 pancake swap & uniswap
48:05 UST & FTX
50:21 tokenisation
52:52 bcnz
54:29 rapidfire: chatGPT, future outlook
1:02:17 end

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Recorded at blockheight 775626. The BCNZ podcast was founded in 2022 by Jeff Nijsse and Bryan Ventura.

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