Welcome to The Chopping Block – where crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Tarun Chitra, and Robert Leshner chop it up about the latest news. This week, the four discuss – and disagree about – Uniswap’s new fees, SBF trial week 3, and DCG potentially being taken out by the NY Attorney General.


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Show highlights:

  • What happened recently on the criminal trial against Sam Bankman-Fried, including testimonies from Caroline Ellison, Nishad Singh
  • why Robert doesn’t like the cartoonist and how Tarun is friends with a stenographer
  • how Nishad Singh confirmed what everyone suspected about the cross-collateral risk engine at FTX
  • why Haseeb believes that the NYAG’s lawsuit against DCG, Genesis, and Gemini is “brutal”
  • how DCG resembles the Roman Empire, according to Haseeb
  • what Robert thinks about the introduction of the Uniswap Labs new fees, considering he was in a similar situation with Compound Labs’
  • how can companies that build open-source protocols monetize their efforts
  • whether the implementation of the fees will reduce the total volume for Uniswap






Previous coverage by Unchained on the trial of Sam Bankman-Fried:



NYAG lawsuit: