The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - Silicon Valley Bank Gets Stampeded, & Web3 Begins To Go Mainstream

Fintech Confidential

Mar 13 2023 • 1 hr 24 mins

Join Tedd Huff of Fintech Confidential and Bruce Burke of Bullet Point Bulletins as they discuss the latest developments in the world of fintech and web3 technology on this week's episode of the Weekly Wrap-Up of Bullet Point Bulletins.

The FDIC seized control of Silicon Valley Bank and the future seemed very dismal, but following this episode later that evening the Wall Street Journal said the U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve and the made a joint decision to make good on all deposits made. This was basically decided upon to restore the public’s faith in the banking system in the U.S.

Tedd and Bruce discuss the many implications that surrounded the weekend-long banking crisis. The Feds hands seemed tied in this decision. Not stemming this tsunami would have lead to much deeper and long term problems.

Inflation, mistrust, collapses and cryptocurrency are all playing hell with the economy and financial systems. People are beginning to look to alternatives to keep their hard earned money safe. There are many different aspects of the monetary systems and the startup scene in the valley discussed, but ultimately the government had to save it or else the contagion could have had a huge domino effect across the world - from the 16th largest bank in the United States.

Oh and Bruce and Tedd also talk about the mainstream adoption of NFT’s from both Starbucks customers and a forthcoming announcement expected from Amazon this month about a Digital Marketplace. We also discuss how the new Coinbase Wallet-as-a-Service is also bringing customers easily onboard to apps like Floor, and Token Proof.

It seems there is a lot of simplifying of Web3 standards, but at the same time kind of making them a hybrid Web2.5. At least it’s a step in the right direction. Or is it? Will the interoperability of Web3 ever be realized, it seems each new project has a proprietary blockchain, token or wallet technology of its own.

Will the Web3 ideals be discarded and replaced by Web2 standards - or will the utopian ideals be upheld by the devout and the Web2.5 projects shunned by the true believers in the real Web3?

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Tedd Huff: President & Founder of Diamond D3, a professional services consulting firm focused on global payments and marketing. He is also a video podcast host and producer of Fintech Confidential and Head of Corporate Strategy at Corvia.

Over the past 24 years, he has contributed to FinTech startups as an Advisory Board Member, Co-Founder, and Chief Experience Officer, providing...