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, they debate whether infrastructure is being over-invested in, explore the potential of UniswapX and the controversial launch of Worldcoin’s token, and dive into the curious world of hamster racing in crypto. 

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Show highlights: 

  • why Tarun thinks EthCC Paris was much better than ETH Denver
  • whether VCs are overinvesting in infrastructure
  • why Haseeb believes that founders should focus on building applications rather than infrastructure
  • whether the WRLD token is a new “Sam coin”
  • what everyone thinks about Worldoin and the need to develop proof of personhood in crypto
  • what is going on with hamster racing and whether this is the reason “normies hate crypto”
  • UniswapX and its benefits (and tradeoffs) 
  • whether there is a shift toward intents-based trading