In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Jason and Santi share their thoughts on the state of the market, the endless hacks in crypto and a few of the latest innovations.
Santi gives his unique private-market insights, Jason gives a behind-the-scenes look at Blockworks, and the duo discuss the biggest story of the week: the Binance and Mango Markets Exploit. We then discuss the 3 big ZK-rollup announcements (scaling season?), Arbitrum's acquisition, and more!
(02:16) What's Changed At Blockworks During The Bear?
(06:53) State of Venture, Macro And Crypto Markets
(21:39) Does Everything Need A Token?
(26:14) Hacks, Exploits And More Hacks (Binance, Mango)
(39:43) Yuga Labs & Regulation By Enforcement
(48:08) ZK Tech Is Here
(51:56) Arbitrum Acquires Prysmatic Labs
(55:36) Coinbase News, Stephane Resigns, PayPal & More
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Referenced in the show:
GCR's "inside job" tweet
Rebecca & Jake regulation podcast
Scroll's zkEVM podcast
Polygon deep dive by Blockworks Research
Influence Empire (book)
David Marcus tweet criticizing PayPal
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