The juggernaut Bakkt is only weeks away from making its entrance into the crypto world. Wall Street veteran turn zealous enthusiast Caitlin Long joins C. Edward Kelso to discuss her thoughts on why that might not be such a great thing. How will it impact the spot price? What will an IOU from banks and exchanges mean? How will they handle forks?
Caitlin Long is a Stud
She has advanced degrees from Ivy League universities. She worked at Morgan Stanley on Wall Street. She’s an attorney. She’s a columnist for Forbes. She is a lobbyist and legislative analyst for blockchain-friendly legislation. She is a hackathon promoter. She is a renowned orator. She is also a huge proponent of cryptocurrency.
Long has been in high demand for her thoughts going on more than half a decade, acting as a liaison between the crypto world and legacy finance. She understands both genres well, and has been instrumental in getting institutional finance to at least take the space seriously.
Long and Kelso discuss the contentious hard fork and hash war in BCH, along with what it means to have Bakkt, a subsidiary of ICE (which owns the New York Stock Exchange) enter the ecosystem. Long is also keen to talk about her advocacy in Wyoming for crypto, and why it’s important to get regulatory clarity.
Kelso asks her to give an honest appraisal of crypto’s future, and whether she is bullish or bearish, and why.
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