Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the year 2022 in the crypto industry and share their biggest winners and losers of the year, what were the best mechanisms, the biggest surprises and the best memes, and their predictions for the upcoming year.

Show topics:

  • why stablecoin bulls performed so well in 2022, as well as journalism, DeFi, and the EVM
  • how the reputation of the industry suffered tremendously in 2022
  • how Solana had to endure multiple hacks and challenges and whether it’s having its “ETH moment” 
  • whether ETH is the only crypto with good tokenomics
  • why MEV has seen such a massive adoption, even if it’s technically not good for crypto 
  • why the investment landscape changed so much in June
  • whether Arbitrum is the winner among layer 2s on Ethereum and the role of retroactive airdrops
  • why so many lending companies went bust this year
  • whether proof of reserves is a useful concept
  • whether developers will go back to build on Ethereum rather than alternative layers 1s


Last year’s episode:


Tornado Cash