Navigating Frontier Tech – Episode 6 | PayPal’s Stablecoin | Binance in El Salvador | Base Network

In this episode

Jay Steinback, CEO & Founder of yWhales, James Basnett, CEO of Shape Immersive and Hartej Sawhney, CEO of Zokyo analyze the latest developments in the world of Web3 and emerging technologies. Together, they dive deep into the transformative realm of Web3 and emerging technologies, dissecting the most compelling narratives of our digital era. Brace yourself for an exploration that spans the financial and tech landscapes, including the seismic impact of PayPal's dollar-backed stablecoin launch, the strategic moves of Binance within El Salvador's regulatory landscape, and Zoom's stance on AI-related concerns. The episode also discusses the official inauguration of Base Network and its implications, and takes you on a profound exploration of the role of real-world assets (RWA) in shaping the ever-evolving digital landscape.


About Guests

James Basnett is the CEO of Shape, pioneering 3D and Augmented Reality for cutting-edge NFT content. He founded Answer Intelligence, driving data-driven advancements in retail, healthcare, and real estate. Formerly led Momentus, an innovation lab acquired by Cognizant, delivering disruptive solutions for major brands. A proven leader with expertise in innovation, business development, and team building in dynamic environments. Passionate about empowering creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology's transformative potential.


Hartej Sawhney is a cybersecurity-savvy investor, advisor, and operator. His expertise spans digital assets, AI, and emerging markets. A trailblazer, Hartej revolutionizes digital asset standards, fostering security, transparency, and compliance. His pioneering efforts catalyze industry institutionalization. Beyond crypto and AI, he designs, makes music, curates, hosts, hikes, and explores art.


Guest Social Links
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Zokyo’s Website:



00:00 Jay’s intro

1:35 Guests intro

8:03 PayPal launches dollar-backed stablecoin, boosting shares

20:05 Binance becomes regulated exchange in El Salvador

26:28 Zoom CEO admits mistake as terms-of-service changes raise AI fears

36:02 The 2023 MAD (ML/AI/Data) Landscape

46:45 Base network has officially launched: Here's how it can be used

57:41 Real-world assets (RWA)

1:06:53 Closing thoughts



DISCLAIMER: yWhales is not affiliated with YPO. Support and production for today’s episode was done by Truth Work Media. Nothing in the podcast constitutes professional and/or financial advice, nor does any information on the podcast constitute a comprehensive or complete statement of the matters discussed or the law relating thereto.

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