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The Global Startup Movement - Startup Ecosystem Leaders, Global Entrepreneurship, and Emerging Market Innovation - Andrew Berkowitz 11th August 2020
Unpacking the emerging DeFi vertical within cryptocurrency with Akin Sawyerr
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Unpacking the emerging DeFi vertical within cryptocurrency with Akin Sawyerr

Akin Sawyerr is the Strategy lead for Decred, where he leads strategy and governance functions, and supports the proliferation of Decred across Africa. Decred is an open and progressive cryptocurrency with an system of community-based governance integrated into its blockchain. He's also an early investor and director of Splash Mobile Money, the largest mobile payments company in Sierra Leone. Akin is a long time executive and entrepreneur operating in mobile money, remittances, and payments in sub Saharan Africa.

On this episode you'll learn:

  1. What use cases within Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is Akin most excited for and why? [3:20]
  2. What aspect of DeFi does Akin think will have the biggest impact across Africa? [10:48]
  3. What are the best assets to peg a stablecoin's value to?[14:05]