Mike Dudas, CEO of The Block, joins Charlie Shrem on this week’s episode of Untold Stories. Charlie begins by asking Mike what the purpose of crypto media is. Mike responds by discussing their research-driven journalism and the importance of being a check for the industry. Mike talks a little about what led him to start The Block. They shift to an extensive discussion about adoption of cryptocurrency, central bank digital currencies, and how there is a generational change in how people view and invest money. This leads to Mike talking about his time at Braintree looking at alternate currencies and this begins a discussion on Libra, the challenges it's faced, and how it can move forward and succeed. They briefly discuss Mike's time at Kaplan and the terrible state of for-profit education in the US. Mike explains The Block's full stack information services, products, business model, and future. Charlie and Mike finish up by talking about drama in crypto and how Mike deals with it at The Block.
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