Episode #17 broadcast on on Thursday, October 15, featured osh Fraser, co-founder of Origin Protocol, an open-source platform that enables the creation of peer-to-peer marketplaces and e-commerce applications taking out the middlemen (e.g. AirBnB, Uber …). The Origin Platform consists of a series of smart contracts at the protocol layer, intermediary APIs that allow for in-house and third-party app creation, and the application/UX layer that end-users interface with to buy/sell on the network. Origin recently announced the Origin Dollar (OUSD), which is the first stablecoin to earn a yield while it’s still in your wallet. We’re going to talk with Josh about launching a crypto company during the crypto bubble of 2017, weathering crypto winter, and emerging stronger, with a growing suite of products, including OUSD. We’ll then discuss the plan to grow OUSD and the opportunities for emerging stablecoins to innovate and grab share.