Welcome to The Chopping Block! Crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Robert Leshner, Tom Schmidt, and Tarun Chitra chop it up about the latest news in the digital asset industry. 

Show topics:

  • Why the ETH price slumped after the Merge even though it was successful
  • Whether the BTC security model is flawed and why Robert thinks Bitcoin will change
  • Why Tarun thinks Bitcoin won’t change and why he’s bearish on Bitcoin development
  • Whether the Lightning Network can succeed with so many competitors getting better more quickly
  • ETHPoW’s performance after the Merge, whether it’s dead and why Robert wouldn’t rule out the PoW fork
  • Why Haseeb thinks the criminalization of the collapse of Terra is a bad precedent
  • The broader impacts of the Terra meltdown and whether Do Kwon not disclosing the fact that he had been involved with Basis Cash, which failed, is problematic
  • The House’s draft bill on stablecoins and whether it is necessary to study algo stablecoins
  • What happened with the Wintermute hack 
  • Why Tarun thinks the Wintermute team is incompetent 
  • Whether there is any positive news in crypto lately
  • Who would be a better pick for deploying treasury funds between Three Arrows Capital and Wintermute
  • What Haseeb, Tom, Robert and Tarun are excited about 



Do Kwon and Terra

Wintermute Hack

House’s Draft Bill on Stablecoins