Welcome to “The Chopping Block” – where crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news. This week, NEAR co-founder and former Google AI researcher Illia Polosukhin joins the show to discuss the intersection of crypto and machine learning.

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Addict, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, TuneIn, Amazon Music, or on your favorite podcast platform.

Show highlights:

  • whether Signature was shut down because of its crypto arm
  • whether banking crypto is riskier than banking other industries
  • how Balaji’s $1 million BTC bet is just highly effective marketing
  • whether the Fed is doing quantitative easing again
  • how the artificial intelligence industry has changed over the years
  • why Illia says that “open source always wins”
  • the intersection of blockchain technology and AI
  • whether a broken Tesla could become the world’s greatest investor





Signature and Banking

Balaji’s bet

Artificial Intelligence: