Welcome to The Chopping Block – where crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Robert Leshner, and special guest Laura Shin explore the latest trends in the crypto world. In this episode, we touch on how Donald Trump’s pro-crypto statements influence voter behavior in the upcoming U.S. elections. We ask ourselves, is voting based solely on crypto policy a legitimate strategy? What are the implications of the Biden administration’s stance on crypto regulations for future electoral outcomes? Following the political discussion, we unpack the recent GameStop and AMC pump and dissect the viability of their business models. We bring to light the broader implications for memestocks and whether the increased capital really saves these companies. Tune in for a detailed exploration of these critical questions affecting the interplay of politics, finance, and cryptocurrency.

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Show highlights

🔹 Crypto’s Role in U.S. Politics: Trump’s pro-crypto stance at a recent gala and its potential implications for voter behavior are examined.

🔹 Single Issue Voting on Crypto: The legitimacy of voting based solely on crypto policy is debated, with insights into how this could impact the political landscape.

🔹 Opinions on Financial Regulations: The various aspects of financial regulation, including the Biden’s administration’s stance on crypto, and predictions on how this might influence future electoral outcomes.

🔹 Roaring Kitty’s resurgence and its impact on GameStop’s stock prices are discussed, analyzing the ongoing influence of memestocks in the market.

🔹 Retail’s Impact on Financial Markets and the broader implications of retail investment behaviors.


⭐️Haseeb Qureshi, Managing Partner at Dragonfly

⭐️Tom Schmidt, General Partner at Dragonfly

⭐️Robert Leshner, CEO & Co-founder of Superstate

⭐️Laura Shin, journalist, author of ‘The Cryptopians,’ founder and CEO of Unchained



Blockworks article: https://blockworks.co/news/only-a-fool-would-vote-on-crypto-alone

Trump’s 2019 Tweet: https://x.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1149472282584072192

SAB121: https://financialservices.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=409250

Roaring Kitty Tweet: https://x.com/TheRoaringKitty/status/1789807772542067105