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.
- 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
- Haseeb Qureshi, managing partner at Dragonfly
- Robert Leshner, founder of Compound
- Tom Schmidt, general partner at Dragonfly
- Tarun Chitra, managing partner at Robot Ventures
- Decrypt: You Can Now Bet Crypto on Hamster Races. What Could Go Wrong?
- What do I think about biometric proof of personhood? By Vitalik Buterin
- Paradigm: Intent-Based Architectures and Their Risks