The Battle of Restaking Platforms & Alt L1s | Roundup

In this week's round up the Mike, Michael, and Vance break down Uniswap's fight with the SEC over a Wells notice and the implications for DeFi, as well as Bearchain's massive $100M raise. The risks of hedging altcoin investments using perpetual futures contracts are explored, along with the significance of Circle and BlackRock uniting to bridge traditional finance and DeFi. They also dissect the implosion at lending protocol MarginFi and the fierce competition heating up between Eigen and Carrick in the emerging universal restaking platform space.

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(0:00) Introduction at Warp Speed

(6:24) Uniswap Wells Notice

(18:26) $100m Berachain Raise

(28:04) Wormhole Ad

(29:17) Flood Ad

(30:16) Uniswap Ad

(31:10) Karak Universal Restaking Platform

(40:54) Hedging by Perps

(48:05) Circle USDC & BlackRock CBDC

(53:37) MarginFi Implosion

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