In the latest episode of “Empire,” weekly roundup, Blockworks’ co-founder Jason Yanowitz and co-host Santiago Roel Santos tackle a range of hot topics from the week, including demystifying the Curve Wars — a race by DeFi protocols to accumulate CRV tokens in an effort to control governance rights and drive yield to their own protocols.

They also cover:

  • Layer-1 wars
  • Options vaults
  • The new Electric Capital Developer Report (2021)
  • OpenSea raises $300 million and freezes $2.2 million of Bored Apes
  • Ray Dalio allocates 2% of portfolio to bitcoin
  • 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.

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