ep. 149


Genesis Meltdown Exposes DCG | Nic Carter

In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, we bring on Nic Carter to discuss if Genesis and DCG can fix their liquidity issues and avoid bankruptcy. We explore how Genesis overextended its books with asset-liability duration mismatches, how FTX's fallout exposed the DCG Empire and what to expect next. Nic then walks us through his framework on institutional adoption, Bitcoin's long-term outlook, proof-of-reserves and more!



(00:00) Introduction

(00:58) Genesis Meltdown Exposes DCG

(20:10) Bitcoin Miner Blood Bath & BTC’s Outlook

(34:03) Proof-of-Stake vs Proof-of-Work

(36:05) What Looks Interesting Right Now?

(39:05) How Has Institutional Adoption Been Affected?

(42:20) The Future of Solana

(47:37) The Off-Shore Exchange Thesis

(50:05) Proof-of-Reserves

(56:20) Where Nic and His Business Partner Disagree

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