On today's episode of Empire, Jason and Mike are joined by Richard Craib, founder of Numerai, to discuss why Richard sold all his ETH.
Richard is a prolific investor and has been part of the Ethereum ecosystem since the 2014 ICO. That’s why it was such a big deal when he announced he sold his ETH and that he no longer sees crypto as a good investment.
Does crypto have a product outside of speculation? Is crypto’s growth just a result of the Fed? Is crypto more about regulatory arbitrage than the tech? These questions and more are explored in this fascinating conversation (debate!) where Richard holds nothing back.
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Referenced in the show:
Richard's video announcing why he sold his ETH
(01:52) Why Richard Sold All of His ETH
(09:00) The Fed "Created" UST
(12:14) Macro Trouble
(15:53) A Market Neutral Strategy
(19:38) Is Crypto's Only Product Speculation?
(32:58) An Overreaction to a Flawed System
(36:26) A Massive Misallocation of Capital
(40:25) It's Mostly Just Regulatory Arbitrage
(43:00) Why People Join The Crypto Industry
(47:33) Is There A Real Use Case?
(52:28) What Richard First Liked About Crypto