Thursday Jun 22, 2023

E17 - Michael Bacina on Banking Industry Friction

Mike Bacina is a former software engineer turned lawyer that chairs the blockchain Australia organization. In this conversation we talk about de-banking and the regulatory environment in crypto. We touch on CBDCs, Blackrock, and Coinbase. Mike tells us what a blockchain lawyer does, And he plugs some of the speakers and events lined up for next week's Blockchain Week such as Caitlin Long. You can find the lineup at 

01:35 debanking in crypto
05:55 operation chokepoint
09:05 bank digital currencies
18:16 technical complexity and UX
22:42 AML & CFT costs
32:14 blackrock ETF
38:00 coinbase
42:02 blockchain week Australia
44:55 what does a blockchain lawyer do?
51:25 rapid fire
54:05 fin
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Recorded at blockheight 794976. The BCNZ podcast was founded in 2022 by Jeff Nijsse and Bryan Ventura.

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