On this recent episode of Empire’s new weekly round-up episode, Blockworks’ co-founder Jason Yanowitz and his co-host Santiago Roel Santos sit down to discuss this week’s biggest news in the crypto space. From DeFi to NFTs, layer-2s to ETH, they take a deep dive into it all.

They also talk about the Sequoia Capital crypto rebrand, BTC market action, how investors view bitcoin vs. ethereum, DAOs and endurance climbing.

Plus, listen in to get their thoughts on:

  • SushiSwap struggles
  • ZK rollups
  • Decentralization and governance
  • and 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 round-up 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.