Welcome to The Chopping Block – where crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Robert Leshner, and Tarun Chitra explore the latest trends in the crypto world. In this episode, we dive into the impact of celebrity-endorsed memecoins, featuring discussions around Iggy Azalea’s ‘Mother’ token, Waka Flocka Flame’s ‘Flocka’ token, and other celebrities. We debate the broader implications of these phenomena on the crypto market, address criticisms of venture capital’s role in crypto, and explore the seasonal nature of crypto trading. Tune in for an in-depth look at how pop culture intersects with cryptocurrency, shaping current market sentiment.

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Show highlights

🔹 Seasonality in Crypto: Exploration of the historical seasonal trends in crypto markets and their implications.

🔹 Memecoins & Celebrities: Insightful discussion on the rise of celebrity-launched memecoins and their impact on the crypto world.

🔹 Market Cycles: Exploration of the different phases in market cycles and their effects on asset creation and liquidation.

🔹 VC Funding in Crypto: Examination of the role of venture capital in the crypto ecosystem and its impact on market dynamics.

🔹 VC vs. Liquid Funds: Debate on whether venture capital funds are beneficial or detrimental to the crypto markets.

🔹 Institutional and Retail Adoption: The importance of growing crypto usage among both institutions and retail investors.



⭐️Haseeb Qureshi, Managing Partner at Dragonfly

⭐️Tom Schmidt, General Partner at Dragonfly
⭐️Robert Leshner, CEO & Co-founder of Superstate

⭐️Tarun Chitra, Managing Partner at Robot Ventures