Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, and Tarun Chitra were joined by Laura Shin to chop it up about the latest news. Show topics:

  • the details of the SEC and CFTC complaints
  • how crypto traders have always speculated about Alameda’s preferential treatment
  • whether many people knew about the mismanagement of funds and alleged fraud
  • why Haseeb thinks SBF was a “f*cking psycho”
  • how helpful Tarun believes a testimony from Sam Trabucco, former co-CEO of Alameda, would be
  • why Alameda and FTX lost billions of dollars, and the poor diligence of SBF’s venture investments
  • Sam’s “ineffective altruism” 
  • why a bull market wouldn’t have solved the insolvency problems of FTX
  • whether SBF will fight extradition and how long it would take
  • how Sam’s consistent use of Facebook and his anti-Maker stand shows he was not a crypto-native
  • why Laura thinks that The Block CEO’s undisclosed loans represent a “total betrayal”
  • Robert’s take on the ineffectiveness of the government’s control of information
  • why Binance is under scrutiny and whether it’s the “next FTX”



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