This episode is sponsored by Circle and Near.

By what means do we think about identity? A substantial amount of regulation and policy work that is happening in crypto right now, is about how and when one will need to classify a transaction or exchange and to what extent do pre-existing rules apply in the Web3 space.

On this episode of “Money Reimagined,” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren are together again but this time, at Converge22 by Circle. They discuss the challenges of identity and verification in the U.S. and in other countries with Daniel Buchner, head of decentralized identity at Block; and Chi Nnadi, the co-founder and CEO at Mara.

This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with announcements by Adam B. Levine and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Shepard.”

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