Hashing It Out Episode 16 explores one of the most popular use cases for cryptocurrencies: payments. Elisha Owusu Akyaw is joined by Ran Goldi, vice president of payments at Fireblocks, to explore the rapidly evolving world of crypto and payments, the steps necessary for adoption, the role of stablecoins, and the hurdles — such as the collapse of crypto-friendly banks in the United States.
The conversation begins with a discussion on the impact of the collapse of crypto-friendly banks in the United States. Goldi believes that the current banking issues in the U.S. are not helping with crypto adoption, especially with institutions. These issues shake the firms’ confidence in using blockchain technology like stablecoins to move money globally, according to the vice president of payments at Fireblocks.