Unconfirmed: MIT's Neha Narula on Why Building DeFi on Bitcoin Is a Great Idea - Ep.257


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Neha Narula, director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, discusses Elon Musk’s appearance at ‘The B Word’ conference, along with a few current events in the Bitcoin world. Show highlights:

  • her main takeaway from ‘The B Word’ conference
  • why governance plays an essential role in Bitcoin’s block size arguments
  • what Neha thinks of proof-of-work mining and Bitcon’s environmental concerns
  • why Neha is skeptical of Dogecoin becoming a serious cryptocurrency
  • why Jack Dorsey’s new Bitcoin platform business is a good idea
  • what Bitcoin’s dip in hashrate due to China’s crackdown could affect network security going forward
  • what questions Neha has about Bitcoin’s adoption in El Salvador
  • why Neha thinks cryptocurrencies and CBDCs will coexist
  • what DCI has planned for the rest of 2021

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