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CU2.0 Podcast Episode 54 Douglas Hartung on Libra, Live From DN Intersect

September 04, 2019 Season 2 Episode 54
The CU2.0 Podcast
CU2.0 Podcast Episode 54 Douglas Hartung on Libra, Live From DN Intersect
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The CU2.0 Podcast
CU2.0 Podcast Episode 54 Douglas Hartung on Libra, Live From DN Intersect
Sep 04, 2019 Season 2 Episode 54
Robert McGarvey
Does Facebook's Libra have a life - hear why this currency play matters and why you ignore it at your peril.
Show Notes

Buckle up for big, explosive ideas.  That's what Douglas Hartung - senior director, business development & alliances at Diebold Nixdorf - specializes in and in this podcast he discusses Libra, bringing financial services to the globe's underbanked and unbanked, and the exciting idea that just maybe all a person needs to send money anywhere on the planet is a smart phone.


How cool is that?


Know that just may be Libra's promise.


While some scoff at the prospects of Libra - the Facebook backed new-style currency - Hartung believes that the sheer magnitude of the Facebook family of properties user base makes this a financial play that demands attention.


He also likes the idea of in-app payments - so in Facebook, for instance, what if you can without friction send $10 to a friend in Bali. With just a click. Without leaving the Facebook app.


Is Libra just another Bitcoin variant? Hartung says nope.  He tells why in the podcast.


A bottomline here is: pay attention to Libra.  You may regret it if you don't.


Incidentally you will hear some taps interspersed throughout the podcast. That's Hartung animatedly tapping on a table to emphasize his point. Get into his spirit, let the taps animate you too.


This podcast is one of a group of four recorded on site at the Diebold Nixdorf DN Intersect conference in Las Vegas, September 2019.


Don't miss a related podcast with industry analyst Richard Crone, also on Libra. 


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