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‘It’s This Really Precious Thing.’ Lex Sokolin on DeFi’s Next Chapter, and Frances Coppola on the End of Banks — [Opinionated, EP. 3]

On Oct 26, 2020
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The latest Opinionated podcast featuring Lex Sokolin on the future of DeFi, and Frances Coppola on the end of banks as we know them.

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On Oct 26, 2020
@CoinDesk shared
. @Frances_Coppola discusses her op-ed “Banks Are Toast but Crypto Has Lost Its Soul.” “The nature of the business is changing so fundamentally that what we think of as big banks and what they do will be very different in the future,” she tells us. https://t.co/TekIH1xaUq https://t.co/0FxRZyUBqf
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‘It’s This Really Precious Thing.’ Lex Sokolin on DeFi’s Next Chapter, and Frances Coppola on the End of Banks — [Opinionated, EP. 3]

‘It’s This Really Precious Thing.’ Lex Sokolin on DeFi’s Next Chapter, and Frances Coppola on the End of Banks — [Opinionated, EP. 3]

The latest Opinionated podcast featuring Lex Sokolin on the future of DeFi, and Frances Coppola on the end of banks as we know them.

‘It’s This Really Precious Thing.’ Lex Sokolin on DeFi’s Next Chapter, and Frances Coppola on the End of Banks — [Opinionated, EP. 3]

‘It’s This Really Precious Thing.’ Lex Sokolin on DeFi’s Next Chapter, and Frances Coppola on the End of Banks — [Opinionated, EP. 3]

The latest Opinionated podcast featuring Lex Sokolin on the future of DeFi, and Frances Coppola on the end of banks as we know them.

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Ant Financial opens blockchain platform to developer and SME community

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