Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi and Tom Schmidt chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. In this episode, Jill Gunter, the empress of Espresso, also joined the conversation. 

Show topics:

  • Whether product management is the new consulting
  • What is going to happen with macroeconomics and whether monetary policy is data-driven
  • Why Jill’s faith is getting renewed, especially after listening to Fed authorities
  • The TL;DR on the Ava Labs conspiracy story
  • Why the industry needs a decentralized RPC
  • The role of Flashbots and Ethermine in censoring transactions 
  • Potential over-compliance from the biggest crypto projects on how to deal with sanctioned addresses
  • Whether social slashing allows Ethereum to stay uncensored
  • The importance of educating regulators on crypto
  • What Haseeb thinks lawyers would recommend to Coinbase about validating transactions from sanctioned addresses
  • The significance of both transactional and application-layer privacy
  • How stablecoin providers need to implement some basic levels of privacy
  • Why corporations do not run Ethereum and whether users are pro-OFAC restrictions



Jill Gunter

Tornado Cash

Ava Labs Accusations:

Social Slashing and Censorship on ETH