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ETH Merged, Cosmos Spotlight, LSDs & Doodle Raise | Roundup

In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Jason and Santi discuss the most anticipated event in crypto's history: the merge. It finally happened. How does the successful transition to PoS change ETH's narrative? Where will the market's attention shift next? How important is the ESG-friendly narrative?

We also explore the Cosmos & multichain thesis, liquid staking derivative yields, the Doodle raise controversy and more!


(00:00) Introduction

(00:20) Happy Merge Day

(12:06) Liquid Staking Derivatives

(19:12) Cosmos & the Multichain Thesis

(31:08) Core Ad

(32:36) New Coinbase Politics Feature & DAS

(38:12) Doodles Raise Controversy & NFT speculation

(49:18) Figma Acquired by Adobe, Do Kwon & Book Recs

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Referenced in the show:

Travis Kling, Empire podcast


Fred Wilson's blog on Ethereum flows


LSDs are up only tweet


Brian Armstrong's tweet on Coinbase's new politician feature


Fixed Rate Lending Unlock, Bell Curve podcast


Building Market Microstructure for NFTs



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