In the latest episode of “Empire,” weekly roundup, Blockworks’ Jason Yanowitz and Santiago Roel Santos gear up for a jam-packed week as they explore the hottest in crypto news. They review changing opinions on tokenization, DeFi and the Curve Wars.

They also discuss the biggest in acquisitions, from new funds stepping into the crypto space with billion-dollar backing to Microsoft’s metaverse news — and what it could all mean for the future of crypto.

Jason and Santiago also talk about:

  • What’s happening with OlympusDAO?
  • Token backing and main market drivers
  • OpenSea’s Dharma Labs acquisition
  • 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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  • 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.