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Marieke Flament

Marieke Flament is a French-born computer engineer and the CEO of NEAR Foundation, a Switzerland-based nonprofit that supports the community and mission of the NEAR platform, a layer-1 blockchain. Formerly the CEO of Mettle, a fintech company, Marieke has also served as the chief marketing officer of Circle, the issuer of USDC stablecoin. She has an MBA from London Business School and a master’s degree in information security from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

November 2022

FTX failed because of humans, not crypto

Human greed and deception led to FTX’s fall. That’s why the antidote is not more regulations but could be found in blockchain’s original promises, writes Marieke Flament, CEO of NEAR Foundation.