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Could this USD-pegged token finally get normies to use the blockchain?

ConsenSys developer Hadrien Charlanes has two platforms that aim to “pave the way for massive acceleration of Ethereum adoption.” Two experts on cryptocurrency weigh in.

Like all good entrepreneurs, Hadrien Charlanes began his project in order to solve a problem: regular people are not using the blockchain. Now the charming 25-year-old Frenchman is ready to try a solution.

It’s a blockchain token that’s pegged to the U.S. dollar. That means no wild fluctuations in value, no complicated exchange rates, just a way to use the blockchain with dollars.

“I’m trying to leverage blockchain technology to make financial markets more efficient,” Charlanes said one recent, balmy evening in Bushwick. “We’re trying to have a bottom up approach to create simple financial products on the blockchain that rely on smart contracts, and, rather than the law or any other entity, they execute automatically.”

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