Crypto Infrastructure | Michael Shaulov | Pomp Podcast #504

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This is an episode of The Pomp Podcast with host Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano and guest, Michael Shaulov. He is the CEO and co-founder of Fireblocks, a secure digital asset infrastructure company. Prior to Fireblocks, he co-founded Lacoon Mobile Security, which was acquired by Check Point, and was then appointed the Head of Products, Mobile and Cloud Security for Check Point.

In this conversation, we discuss an overview of the Fireblocks business, legacy financial infrastructure, decentralized finance, stablecoins, and the recent surge in interest across the crypto industry.

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TIMESTAMPS:

00:00 – Intro
00:44 – Background
04:16 – Evolution of Fireblocks
07:24 – Legacy vs Decentralized Systems
13:09 – Stablecoins
18:36 – Decentralized products
21:19 – The most surprising thing from 2020
24:36 – How big is Fireblocks?
26:16 – Biggest challenges facing Fireblocks
28:49 – Can Defi and Wall St. coexist?
33:43 – Most important book
35:10 – Sleep habits
35:58 – Aliens
36:59 – Question for Pomp