Jan. 23, 2023

Reeve Collins - Co-Founder of Smart Media Technologies & Founder of Tether | Being a Pioneer in Emerging Technologies

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➡️ About The Guest⁣

Reeve Collins is leading the charge in Web3 with multiple ventures including Smartmedia Technologies which is the world’s most trusted enterprise Web3 platform.  

Reeve is a long-standing pioneer in both digital marketing and the Bitcoin / Blockchain space. At his first blockchain venture, he invented the stablecoin as the Co-Founder and CEO of Tether, the most used cryptocurrency in the world with a 2022 trading volume of $19.3 Trillion ranking it as one of the top 10 most traded assets in the world.    

Prior to this Reeve Co-Founded BlockV, raising $22 Million in an ICO to deliver the first ever platform for the creation of the NFTs.  

Before the Blockchain, Collins founded several successful ventures, with a series of firsts in the online advertising space including being one of the initial employees at Avenue A which went public at the peak of the Internet bubble for $6.6 Billion.  

Reeve is known for successfully creating and exiting companies, and his most recent exit being Pala Interactive which he raised $70 Million to launch and in 2022 was acquired by Boyd Gaming. 


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➡️ Talking Points⁣

0:00 - Intro

1:58 - What was the key moment in your life that set you on your path?

7:58 - What was your biggest takeaway from going public?

10:54 - The biggest mistakes he’s encountered in his career.

20:44 - Tether’s history and the life after tether.

25:34 - What is the best example of why value is the only thing that matters?

28:50 - The hype cycle of ICO’s.

35:03 - Why even have an ad if this brand wants to market to you?

37:48 - Defining decentralization vs centralization.

43:19 - What’s the definition of Web 3.0?

47:57 - What’s going to happen in the future of social media.

50:19 - Facebook has a better chance than Shopify.

56:03 - How do you invest in the future of the metaverse?

1:01:01 - What was the first use case for NFT before it became popular?


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