Episode 25: Trade Finance, DeFi and Stablecoins

The Money Movement

As stablecoins surge in usage and growth around the world, these digital dollar currencies are finding their way into more and more traditional dimensions of cross-border commerce.  This week we'll explore the growth and use of stablecoins in trade finance, invoice financing, and the growing interaction between these traditionally "off-chain" assets and processes into both distributed and fully decentralized financial infrastructure.  

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To explore these themes, we're joined by Ernst & Young's Paul Brody who is their Principal for Blockchain Technology, where he has been helping spearhead new core supply chain finance infrastructure with OpsChain; by HongZhuang Lim, the founder and CEO of ShuttleOne, an emerging fintech out of Southeast Asia leveraging stablecoins and DeFi for trade finance; and Centrefuge.io founder Lucas Vogelsang, who's firm has been driving innovation in the synthesis of traditional assets such as invoices and DeFi money market protocols.

About the show

The global economy is experiencing unprecedented challenges and change. Business leaders everywhere are grappling with how to transform their companies to become more digital, resilient and efficient. As we face this change, a new global movement is building around the promise of digital currencies and blockchains — forming a new architecture for the global economy and creating new opportunities for companies everywhere. The Money Movement explores and chronicles the issues and ideas driving this brave new world of digital money.

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