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Welcome to The Chopping Block, where crypto experts Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Tarun Chitra, and Robert Leshner bring you inside perspectives on critical topics in the crypto world. In this episode, they’re joined by Gwart, the caustic comedian of Crypto Twitter, as they explore questions like: What is Gwart’s stance on the overhyped nature of DAOs and governance in crypto? How does Gwart view the potential and risks of NFTs, particularly Bitcoin-based Ordinals? The team also dives into the recent SEC Twitter hack – what does this incident reveal about market manipulation and the importance of cybersecurity? They then explore the competitive landscape of Bitcoin ETFs, discussing the implications of their fee structures. Finally, they consider the significance of developing crypto infrastructure that resonates with the average user, not just the niche crypto enthusiast. Tune in for an engaging exploration of these pivotal questions shaping the future of cryptocurrency.

Show highlights: 

🔹The concept of Ethereum alignment and its origins

🔹The SEC’s Twitter account being hacked and a fake BTC ETF approval tweet

🔹Fees for different ETF issuers and Grayscale’s fee reduction for GBTC

🔹The SEC’s Twitter account being hacked and the fake BTC ETF approval tweet

🔹The potential use case of prediction markets in Taiwanese elections

🔹Imprisonment of individuals in Taiwan for betting on the election through PolyMarket

🔹Discussion on the concept of futarchy and its potential implementation

🔹The prevalence of centralized exchanges and their impact on user adoption

🔹Gwart’s role as an observer and heckler in the crypto space

🔹Building infrastructure for onboarding users in crypto

🔹The dichotomy between the ideal of decentralization and the reality of user adoption

🔹Criticism of DAO governance and lack of significant innovation



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