The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Jeremy Allaire, Co-founder and CEO of Circle, a payments and treasury infrastructure for the internet and issuer of USD Coin (USDC). The two discuss building successful companies in new technologies, the regulatory climate for stablecoins, the future of Circle and much more.

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Show Notes:

(00:00:00) – Introduction.

(00:02:27) – Jeremy’s background.

(00:09:31) – How to scale companies in new technologies quickly.

(00:14:26) – Remaining flexible on the product and business plan. 

(00:17:01) – Biggest lessons from Jeremy’s first two companies. 

(00:20:01) – Time management as an industry leader.

(00:23:12) – Deciding to double-down on USDC. 

(00:32:36) – Making the call to drop losing business divisions.

(00:36:54) – Team involvement in making key business decisions.

(00:38:36) – The future of Circle.

(00:47:32) – Regulatory concerns for USDC.

(00:56:05) – Chances of complete government crackdown.

(01:00:09) – Are government crackdowns bullish for Bitcoin and Ethereum?

(01:02:26) – Regulation in the early internet days. 

(01:07:58) – Jeremy’s thoughts on competition from decentralized stablecoins.

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