Navigating Frontier Tech – Episode 18 | Crypto’s Status Quo

In this episode

Jay Steinback engages in a captivating discussion with Lucia Gallardo, CEO and Founder of Emerge. They delve into the challenges and innovations within the world of cryptocurrencies and emerging technology.

As the conversation unfolds, the episode probes recent decisions by the SEC, spotlighting significant events like the postponement of BlackRock's Ethereum ETF and the potential legal success of Coinbase in a crucial case. A critical analysis of the escalating regulatory actions in the crypto space, led by Gary Gensler, takes center stage, providing keen insights into navigating this ever-changing landscape.

The investigation into the collapse of FTX is accompanied by a detailed exploration of the Chainalysis report on the decline in crypto-related crime in 2023. Lucia Gallardo, a luminary in the field, brings her unique perspective to the forefront. She emphasizes the geopolitical implications of collaboration between Russia and India in building a common digital economy, speculating on the potential emergence of a BRICS currency.

For executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs deeply immersed in the world of crypto, this episode promises a comprehensive exploration of the challenges, successes, and future possibilities within the rapidly evolving Web3 landscape. Stay tuned for a dialogue that goes beyond the surface, uncovering intricate details that define the future of cryptocurrencies.



About Guest

Lucia Gallardo is a seasoned entrepreneur and MIT Innovator under 35, awarded for her role in pioneering impact innovation experiments. As the Founder & CEO of Emerge, Lucia leads an impact innovation lab focused on the convergence of sustainable development, technological innovation, and financial re-imagination.

In her capacity as Co-Founder of The Æternals, Lucia designs unique approaches to rewarding impact-forward user loyalty for partner brands. Additionally, she co-founded Dona un Libro, Cambia una Mente, a non-profit committed to crafting original children's education content to gently address pressing social issues plaguing Central America.

Lucia actively contributes to organizations as a board member or strategic advisor, including serving on the boards of Blerify, FinRamp, Rainforest Partnership and WE Global Studio. Lucia lends a unique perspective to her leadership, developed over the course of diverse experiences such as having worked across diplomatic missions, early-stage innovation investment advocacy, as well as neurotechnology and artificial intelligence prior to her entrepreneurial ventures.

Engaged in policy work in an effort to develop collective knowledge bases, Lucía regularly contributes to working groups across the World Economic Forum, such as the groups on Stablecoins, DAOs, Digital Identity, and crypto's sustainability, as well as roundtables for the UNDP, government advisory, and more. Lucía is also an experienced public speaker, having presented on global stages at the WEF Sustainable Development Impact Summit, Money 20/20 (where she is the only person to ever simultaneously be an inaugural winner of their Rise Up and Amplify Fellowship Cohorts), Bloomberg, Consensus, and more.

Lucia offers a valuable blend of experience and vision, poised to make meaningful contributions to forward-thinking organizations ready to transition into a business and innovation strategy that embeds impact objectives into their core competencies, in line with growing demand for ESG-compliance and growing consumer interest in responsible companies and investment practices.



Guest Social Links:

Lucia’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luciagallardo/ 

Lucia’s WEF Profile: https://www.weforum.org/people/lucia-gallardo 

Lucia’s Website: https://www.luciagallardo.com/ 

Emerge’s Website: https://www.emergetechlab.com/ 

The Aeternals’ Website: https://www.aeternals.io/


Topics Overview

  • SEC delays BlackRock's Spot Ethereum ETF
  • Bloomberg analyst estimates 70% chance of Coinbase winning SEC case
  • Court Orders Independent Investigation Into FTX Collapse
  • Crypto Crime Down 29% in 2023: Chainalysis Report
  • Digital Pound Legislation Will Provide Protections to Privacy and Control, Govt Says
  • The EU is about to outlaw and restrict some of the most prized features in crypto
  • Russia, India Collaborate On Building Joint Digital Economy: BRICS Currency Soon?
  • Canada’s use of law freezing protesters’ crypto donations was unconstitutional
  • SEC crypto enforcement actions under Gary Gensler reach 10-year high
  • Tech world won't have long to fall in line when EU signs off on AI Act
  • ‘Doomsday Clock’ calls AI existential threat, “disruptive technology” to humankind
  • Magic Eden Traders Can Earn New NFT Token Alongside 'Diamonds' Rewards
  • Bitcoin Ordinals 'Quantum Cat' Sells for Over $250K at Sotheby's
  • Who owns all the Bitcoin?
  • Tesla $TSLA reveals none of their $435,000,000 #Bitcoin was sold in Q4 2023
  • Evolution of stable coins
  • JPMorgan Chase filed a patent application for a system capable of “space-based transactions.”



0:26 Jay’s intro  

1:05 Guest intro 

2:50 SEC delays BlackRock's Spot Ethereum ETF 

9:25 Bloomberg analyst estimates 70% chance of Coinbase winning SEC case  

14:40 SEC crypto enforcement actions under Gary Gensler reach 10-year high  

21:40  Court Orders Independent Investigation Into FTX Collapse  

26:20 Crypto Crime Down 29% in 2023: Chainalysis Report  

29:43 Russia, India Collaborate On Building Joint Digital Economy: BRICS Currency Soon? 

36:10 Digital Pound Legislation Will Provide Protections to Privacy and Control, Govt Says  

40:50 The EU is about to outlaw and restrict some of the most prized features in crypto 

50:25 Canada’s use of law freezing protesters’ crypto donations was unconstitutional 

58:00 ‘Doomsday Clock’ calls AI existential threat, “disruptive technology” to humankind 

1:10:41 How to get in touch 



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