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Money in the Metaverse (with Citi’s Ronit Ghose)

April 20, 2022

What is the metaverse, how will we use it and why might the financial innovations of Web3 and blockchain technology be crucial to its success? Citi’s Ronit Ghose, one of the world’s foremost analysts of technology’s influence on financial innovation, returns to the podcast to discuss how money will function in the metaverse with Azeem Azhar.

Ghose argues that we shouldn’t think of the metaverse as replacing our real world with a virtual world, but instead imagine how real and virtual experiences could be combined to create an entirely new experience that will touch every aspect of our lives – from commerce to health, industry, and education.

They also discuss:

  • The importance of differentiating between the centralized and decentralized metaverse to understand how the experience could be widely adopted.
  • What “Web 2.5” is and why it might allow centralized gatekeepers of the metaverse (e.g., Meta, Apple, Tencent, etc.) to offer the benefits of blockchain technologies without a befuddling user experience.
  • Why corporate excitement remains, even as consumer interest in the metaverse has waned.

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Further resources:

Metaverse and Money: Decrypting the Future (Citi Global Perspective & Solutions, 2022)
Crypto and the Future of Money (Exponential View Podcast with Do Kwon, 2022)
Bubbles, Golden Ages & Tech Revolutions (Exponential View Podcast with Carlota Perez, 2019)

A transcript of this episode will be available by April 27, 2022.




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