Welcome to “The Chopping Block” – where crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news. In this episode, they discuss Binance’s recent regulatory issues, the potential impact on the crypto markets, the CFTC’s stance on tokens, and also touch on Do Kwon’s arrest and Hong Kong’s approach to crypto regulation.


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Show highlights:

  • whether the chief compliance officer of Binance was aware of how the exchange was evading compliance
  • how the CFTC contradicted the SEC about some tokens being securities
  • whether Binance was trading against its customers
  • what the future of Binance looks like after the CFTC lawsuit
  • how the Do Kwon arrest coincided with Vitalik running an experiment in Montenegro
  • how the SEC’s Wells Notice against Coinbase will affect the exchange
  • whether all the regulatory actions are coordinated
  • what would happen to the crypto markets if Binance goes down
  • how Hong Kong’s approach to crypto regulation contrasts with that of the US




CFTC vs. Binance


Coinbase Wells Notice

Do Kwon