In the latest episode of “Empire,” weekly roundup, Blockworks’ Jason Yanowitze and Santiago Roel Santos bring their A-game and best sweaters for a conversation about the latest in crypto.

After covering the launch of Alliance DAO (in which Yanowitz is an investor) yesterday and the Curve Wars last week, Ver(3,3) and Yearn Finance provide a stimulating and exciting revisit as they discuss what it means for the environment. Jason and Santiago also track the markets, comment on fundraisers and more.

They cover:

  • LooksRare vs. OpenSea
  • Seqoia and Paradigms $1.5B investment
  • JPMorgan and Chase
  • and so much more!

Check out what they had to say in the video below. 👇

About the show

“Empire” is a twice-a-week show. On Thursdays, Jason interviews crypto industry movers and shakers to talk about their struggles, bold moves and tough decisions. Friday’s weekly roundup episodes feature co-host, Santiago Roel Santos and cover the top news from the past week.

For any NPR or Guy Raz fans out there, you can think of “Empire” as a “How I Built This” for the bitcoin and crypto industry.

Subscribe to “Empire” today on Apple or Spotify. Watch episodes on YouTube.


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  • Blockworks
    Video Editor
    Brianna Beckford is a Florida-based editor mainly focused on digital assets and the crossroads between the virtual and physical. As a University of Florida grad in Art + Technology, she’s dabbled in writing and reporting with a focus on the growth of hypermediacy in the present day. She focuses on video and podcasting for Blockworks.