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On right this moment’s episode, I sat down with one of many crypto world’s most outspoken and passionate advocates, Mike Dudas.
Mike has navigated an extended profession spanning Disney, Google, Venmo, and Circle earlier than founding The Block, one of many world’s premier analysis and information sources for all issues crypto and blockchain. Exterior of the Block, Mike runs G2M Ventures the place he advises varied initiatives within the digital belongings house. Mike lately stepped again right into a Chairman function at The Block, transferring to Paxos as their VP of Steady Coin Enterprise Improvement.
In right this moment’s episode, Mike and I cowl:
- The Venmo / CashApp battle of the previous few years and his grades for every app’s strategy (6:45)
- When Mike first discovered about Bitcoin and realized its huge potential (10:50)
- The brand new wave of DeFi and the way this know-how will disrupt incumbents (14:04)
- The Block and why its mannequin would be the enterprise mannequin of the long run (17:00)
- How he determined to construct The Block with no journalism expertise (22:05)
- His passionate, outspoken assist for Andrew Yang for Mayor of NYC (24:30)
- And an incredible rapid-fire spherical (28:30)
About Mike Dudas
Mike Dudas is the Founder and Chairman of The Block, the main media & info model within the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem. The Block’s expert-based mannequin, through which all journalists and researchers are deep trade individuals, has obtained common acclaim and led to thousands and thousands of readers. Beforehand, Mike was co-founder and CRO of Button, the main international, cellular efficiency advertising and marketing platform. Mike is a builder of cellular commerce companies, having labored at Google, Braintree/Venmo and PayPal. Early in his profession, Mike labored in company M&A and technique for Disney. Mike earned a BA from Stanford and an MBA from Kellogg. You could find his private web site right here.
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