Welcome to “The Chopping Block” – where crypto insiders Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Schmidt, Tarun Chitra, and Robert Leshner chop it up about the latest crypto news.

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Show highlights:

  • why the Azuki new NFT collection ‘Elementals’ caused such a controversy among holders
  • why Robert bought an Elemental and what was he expecting
  • who the Michael Milken of NFTs is, according to Tarun
  • how BitGo ‘pulled a Binance’ on Prime Trust
  • how Prime Trust, a crypto custodian, collapsed and was put into receivership
  • whether what Prime Trust did can be considered fraud and how the situation highlights DeFi’s ‘long term advantage’
  • why the majority of blockspace is EVM-compatible
  • what the problems are with current Layer 2 rollups such as Optimism and Arbitrum
  • why rollups are so ‘political’ in the Ethereum ecosystem
  • what makes Arbitrum better than Optimism, according to Tarun
  • what shared sequencers are and whether they will be the future in crypto
  • Why Haseeb is not so bullish on the app-chain thesis