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Dash Core CEO on ‘Evolution’, Venezuelan Adoption, Plans for Q4 & Beyond


Much of the conversation in the cryptocurrency space these days is dedicated to institutional investors. The push-me-pull-you saga of Bitcoin ETF approval has driven the price of BTC up and down for months; investors and institutions seeking a regulatory-sound way of entering the cryptocurrency markets.

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Meanwhile, altcoin networks are pressing forward, seeking to enter previously undiscovered and underserved financial markets.

Recently, Finance Magnates interviewed Ryan Taylor about the future of the Dash network. Ryan is the CEO of Dash Core Group, a group of developers that is funded by the Dash network. Before Dash, Ryan worked as a hedge fund analyst and was an Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Business Technology Office in New York. As such, he was one of a growing number of Wall Streeters to make his way into the crypto space.

“I was led away from Wall Street for two primary reasons,” he explained. “The first is the tremendous opportunity I believe is inherent in the space. The second is that this technology has the potential to change the world for the better by empowering some of the most disaffected people in the world with a greater degree of financial freedom.”

Ryan Taylor, CEO of Dash Core. Dash’s Path Towards Accessibility is On Course, But Exact Timelines are Unsure

Dash has gained a reputation in the crypto world for its efforts to try and build a network that is accessible to users who lack the technical know-how that is required to operate on most cryptocurrency networks. Ryan spoke of the DashPay wallet, one of Dash’s most recent initiatives to make its network more user-friendly. “The DashPay wallet will make the experience of using Dash similar to using apps like Venmo.”

Additionally, “Dash’s solution will be username-based so that users no longer need to deal with the complexity of cryptographic addresses. In addition, users will be able to log i...

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