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Episode #18 featured Origin Protocol Co-Founder Josh Fraser discussing Origin’s stablecoin, OUSD.

You can watch the entire episode:

Or you can read our fivehighlights below:

1. Origin Protocol Was Launched In 2017 To Provide A Platform For Decentralized Marketplaces

The four reasons why Josh believes decentralized marketplaces are the future are:

  1. Centralized marketplaces like Uber and AirBnB charge significant fees. Eliminating those fees enables both the both buyer and seller to get a better price
  2. Marketplaces often struggle with censorship and regulation. Those problems go away if the marketplace is decentralized.
  3. Huge opportunity for cross border commerce and enable billions of people without bank accounts to buy and sell.
  4. Origin provides the opportunity for people to get a stake in the network which incentivizes usage. …

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As stablecoins continue their march to $1 trillion market cap, here are the five stories we found most illuminating this week:

1. The Chinese Government Airdropped About $30 Of It’s DCEP (Digital Currency, Electronic Payment) To 50,000 Residents

Messari — October 16

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Four Chinese banks each issued 200 digital Yuan (about $30), in different colors, to 12,500 lottery winners

50,000 Shenzen residents were winners of a lottery where the prize was having a$30 worth of DCEP, China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC), airdropped in to their government issued digital wallets. In addition to giving the Chinese precision control over its monetary policy, DCEP could be the trojan horse that allows the Yuan to emerge as a competitor to the dollar as the world’s trading and reserve currency.

One digital Yuan recipient described the experience as “… not really different from using popular e-pay apps such as WeChat Pay and Alipay.” …

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Click here to register for the call on Zoom.

Stablecoin market cap just passed $21 billion, helped by the 50%+ growth in BUSD over the last month:

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We’ve got two great speakers for Episode #18, on Thursday, October 15th, from 1pm-2pm est. Our first guest will be Josh Fraser, co-founder of Origin Protocol, an open-source platform that enables the creation of peer-to-peer marketplaces and e-commerce applications taking out the middlemen (e.g. AirBnB, Uber …). The Origin Platform consists of a series of smart contracts at the protocol layer, intermediary APIs that allow for in-house and third-party app creation, and the application/UX layer that end-users interface with to buy/sell on the network. …


Lou Kerner

Believe Crypto is the biggest thing to happen in the history of mankind. Focused on stablecoins (founded JustStable.com) & communities (founded. CryptoMondays)

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