It was a joy to be on the Unconventional Ventures “One Vision” Podcast with my dear friends Theodora Lau and Bradley Leimer!
They asked “killer questions!” Our discussions on control and financial inclusion are very much worth your time. Who controls your money? That’s a big question and the answer is much more gray than you think.
Digital currency continues to bring financial inclusion to hundreds of millions in India and China, yet still the West doesn’t think of payment as anything more than a toy….
0:34 About Cashless
1:56 What is a CBDC, closing the gap between centralized and decentralized currency
5:55 Control! Centralized vs. decentralized, digital wallets for everyone
10:15 Regional thoughts on CBDC China-US-EU. Small islands rule!
16:30 Life in China, how the West gets China wrong. Will the digital yuan replace the dollar?
22:00 What is the US doing wrong? Why China’s lead compelled me to write Cashless.
24:30 Financial inclusion, superapps and wannabes. Why superapps are wonderful.
30:00 Control! Central gov’t versus corporate. Should the West learn from China? Yes!
36:00 Our digital world has no borders and most importantly isn’t zero sum!