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The Defiant - DeFi Podcast

100 EpisodesProduced by Camila RussoWebsite

The internet of money is being built with blockchain technology and without banks. We call it DeFi, short for Decentralized Finance, and this is where you can hear the builders and users of this cutting edge world tell their stories first hand. Hosted by Camila Russo.

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"I'm a Strong Believer in Blockchain; This is Just the Beginning:" Atari CEO Fred Chesnias

In this week’s episode I interview Fred Chesnias, the CEO of Atari.  The video game company now has a token and plans to release a wallet and even an exchange.   The token is an erc20, which Atari hopes will get used across any game, not just their own.   With the token, users will be able to buy Atari NFTs, which include wearables to make a fashion statement in the metaverse. Fred believes blockchain and crypto can be a way to make it out of poverty, even leveraging video games themselves, reselling avatars and in-game items.

Beyond blockchains he also talks about business; Chesnias was able to take Atari out of deep financial stress and turn it around. He gives advice to founders and business owners going through difficult times. One of the three main lessons he learned was to oversimplify. Listen to find out what else!

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