Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news. 

Show topics:

  • highlights of Sam Bankman-Fried’s interview with the New York Times
  • whether SBF knew what was going on in his companies, and how that impacts potential prosecution
  • why Genesis and DCG are in financial trouble 
  • whether Genesis will file for bankruptcy or go through a restructuring process
  • revelations from BlockFi’s bankruptcy filing
  • new info on why FTX bailed out BlockFi last summer
  • what is going on with Binance’s recovery fund 
  • how Avi Eisenberg tried to pull off an attack on Aave 
  • how the banking industry works and whether Changpeng Zhao is the closest thing to a central bank in crypto
  • how DeFi responds in a crisis, and how it contrasts with CeFi’s recent implosions


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