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, a quiet conclusion to that Curve thing everyone was animated about. Plus, major developments from Web2 giant PayPal as it continues its journey down the crypto rabbithole. Also, is Maker’s juiced DAI Savings Rate the new Anchor? The gang discusses.

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Show highlights:

  • how The Chopping Block got that sweet, sweet Red Bull money
  • what to make of the Curve hacker’s message after they returned the funds
  • does Curve trying to dox the hacker proves that Arkham’s model is right?
  • the lessons from the Curve situation and whether DeFi needs to change
  • how DeFi protocols could prevent situations where a single entity holds a significant percentage of a token’s total supply
  • how the enhanced DAI Savings Rate triggered PTSD from other stablecoins (ahem, Anchor)
  • what the consequences are of increasing the DSR
  • the gang’s prediction on how much PYUSD will be minted by the end of 2023