Sept. 30, 2022

192: MoneyTalks #54 | Crypto Regs vs. Crypto Failures l Sam Bankman-Fried to the Rescue | Walmart in the Metaverse | Goldman Goes Mobile

192: MoneyTalks #54 | Crypto Regs vs. Crypto Failures l Sam Bankman-Fried to the Rescue | Walmart in the Metaverse | Goldman Goes Mobile

This week, Eoin and Pete riff on crypto asset service provider regulation through the lens of Revolut, the trifecta of crypto market failures in Voyager, Celsius and Terra, how Walmart’s metaverse play with Roblox feels like the right platform vs. Decentraland or Sandbox, credit as a service player Noble coming out of stealth mode, and Goldman Sachs’ next move into retail fintech with mobile network operator T-Mobile.


This episode of MoneyNeverSleeps is sponsored by SecuriCentrix. SecuriCentrix is a trusted cyber security company with offices in Dublin, Cape Town and London. SecuriCentrix provides expert advisory services, primarily in the finance and fintech industries, with tailored security solutions to fit your specific needs and regulatory challenges.

STORIES COVERED:

Revolut wins FCA approval for crypto service (Finextra, 27-Sep-22)

Bankrupt crypto lender Voyager to sell assets to Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX for $1.4 billion (CNBC, 27-Sep-22)

Alex Mashinsky resigns as head of Celsius Network (FT, 27-Sep-22)

South Korea seeks to freeze $62 million of bitcoin linked to crypto founder Do Kwon as manhunt continues (CNBC, 28-Sep-22)

Walmart Dives Into Metaverse With Launches in Roblox

Noble emerges from stealth to help companies extend lines of credit to their customers (TechCrunch, 21-Sep-22)

Goldman Sachs Strikes Credit Card Deal With T-Mobile After Apple and GM (20-Sep-22, Bloomberg)

Where Does T-Mobile Fit in Goldman's Consumer Strategy? (Jason Mikula, Fintech Business Weekly, 25-Sep-22)

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Pete Townsend

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