In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Jason and Santi discuss the US Treasury's sanctions on Tornado Cash, Circle freezing USDC transfers, the future of KYC DeFi and more.
-- How do privacy protocols work?
-- Does this ban mean crypto isn't decentralized?
-- How did Circle freeze the transfer of USDC tokens?
-- Should DeFi protocols be worried?
(07:28) Tornado Cash Sanctioned By The US Treasury
(14:44) How Mixers And Privacy Tokens Work
(21:06) Github, Infura, AWS And Crypto’s Centralization Vectors
(23:00) Core Ad
(24:30) USDC Blacklist And Implications For DeFi
(38:05) What Happens If All DeFi Is KYC’d
(41:54) How Does The Ban Affect Other Privacy Protocols
(43:40) Curve Hack, Coinbase Earnings
(53:55) Uniswap Protocol Fee And Foundation Approved
(58:46) ETH PoW Chain, Hot Or Not?
(01:03:03) Reddit Embraces Web3
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Referenced in the show:
Eric Peters episode
SWIFT & OFAC episode
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