Welcome to The Chopping Block, where Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Tarun Chitra, and Robert Leshner dissect the crypto world’s topics of the day. In this episode, we delve into the SEC’s recent scrutiny of Uniswap, exploring the potential legal and regulatory impacts on the DeFi landscape. We also discuss the unprecedented flooding in Dubai and its effects on the recent crypto conference, highlighting the resilience of the crypto community in the face of natural disasters. Shifting our focus to Bitcoin, we analyze the implications of the latest halvening event and what it means for Bitcoin’s inflation rate and market dynamics. Through these discussions, we unpack the intricate relationships between regulatory actions, environmental challenges, and technological advancements in cryptocurrency. Join us as we navigate through these complex topics, offering deep insights and expert analysis on the events that are shaping the future of blockchain and digital currencies. Tune in to understand how these pivotal moments are influencing the strategic direction and ethical considerations within the crypto space.


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Show Highlights

🔹The devastating floods in Dubai and their impact on the Token 2049 conference

🔹 Analysis of Bitcoin’s halvening event, exploring whether it’s a bullish signal or just market noise.

🔹 Examine the evolution and market impact of new Bitcoin protocols like ordinals and runes, assessing their effectiveness and reception within the community.

🔹 Explore the dynamics of the Asian market’s influence on Bitcoin’s secondary layers, discussing the integration of substantial Bitcoin deposits and yield strategies.

🔹 Dive into the SEC’s Wells Notice to Uniswap and its broader implications for decentralized finance (DeFi).


⭐️Haseeb Qureshi, Managing Partner at Dragonfly

⭐️Tom Schmidt, General Partner at Dragonfly

⭐️Robert Leshner, Founder of Compound

⭐️Tarun Chitra, Founder and CEO of Gauntlet



Fighting for DeFi by Uniswap: https://blog.uniswap.org/fighting-for-defi