Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi and Tom Schmidt were joined by Nic Carter, reformed Bitcoin Maxi, and Laura Shin, CEO of the show, to chop it up about Binance’s buyout of FTX. 

Show topics:

  • Haseeb’s tl;dr of Binance’s possible acquisition of FTX
  • whether Alameda is the new Three Arrows Capital
  • the implications of FTX’s collapse for regulators and lawmakers
  • what will happen to all the companies that lent money to Alameda
  • Sam Bankman-Fried’s emergency effort to raise billions of dollars
  • whether there could be criminal charges against FTX
  • why FTX was not as profitable as other derivative exchanges
  • what the probabilities are of Binance actually buying FTX
  • whether the enterprise value of FTX is negative
  • Tom’s concerns about the concentration in the industry
  • how FTX’s implosion will impact crypto venture capital firms
  • whether Solana can survive without SBF’s support
  • how the lack of transparency kicked off this situation and how blockchains help solve this issue

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