In today's episode of Empire, we take an in-depth look at the controversies surrounding DCG (Digital Currency Group) with our special guest, Ram Ahluwalia. Ram sheds light on the complex DCG saga involving Barry Silbert, 3 Arrows Capital, and the 'Widow Maker' trade that entangled several entities, including Gemini and Grayscale. The team discusses the case and the roles played by various figures and corporations, challenging decisions made along the way, and contemplating what could have been done differently. To close out they speculate on the fate of Grayscale and the broader implications for the crypto and venture markets.
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(00:00) DCG, Genesis, Gemini Case Overview
(04:17) The Widow Maker Trade
(12:45) Was this all avoidable?
(18:02) $1.1B Promissory Note
(23:21) Worse than Enron
(28:06) Systemic Risk & Recouping Creditors
(35:09) Chronicle Ad
(36:27) Is Gemini Responsible?
(43:46) Contagions and Second Order Effects
(50:23) Barry's Empire
(57:19) Does a New Genesis Happen?
Ram DCG Threads
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