Crypto and the Future of Money (with Terra’s Do Kwon)

January 12, 2022

Some people see cryptocurrencies as speculative assets with no real utility at best, a Ponzi scam at worst. For others, blockchain-based currencies represent the bright future of the financial system. Do Kwon, founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, the company behind the Terra blockchain, is firmly in the second camp.

He and Azeem Azhar discuss the Terra stablecoin and its attendant suite of protocols, the growth of the Terra ecosystem, and how Terra eventually could become the currency of a future lived mostly online.

They also discuss:

  • How a “decentralized dollar” could rewrite the rules of finance.
  • Terra’s approach to attracting the general public into the crypto ecosystem.
  • Which future jobs might pay exclusively in crypto.


Further resources:

Is three the magic number? My take on Web3 – Azeem Azhar, 2021

Bitcoin and the Future of Decentralized Finance (with Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares) – Exponential View Podcast, 2021

Banking without Banks: Decentralized Finance is Coming (with Sergey Nazarov, co-founder of Chainlink) – Exponential View Podcast, 2021

Circle S-4 (Securities & Exchange Commission, December 2021). In the conversation Do Kwon states that Circle “reported losses of more than $100 million last year”. We were unable to confirm this number and were referred to their latest public financial filing.

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