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Retail's Last Hope in the Bear | Weekly Roundup

In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Jason and Santiago start with the most relevant topic: how to survive a bear market. Santiago explains how he embraces the bear and shares advice for builders and investors - including his current investment strategy.

Jason and Santi then explore the NFT market, Yuga land sale and today's scaling challenges. The conversation is capped off with thoughts on Lido's dominance, Anchor's rate drop and DAO legal battles. Tune in to hear this week's top stories all in one episode!


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Referenced in the show:

The WSJ "NFT Sales Are Flattening" article


Dune Analytics Data



Nansen NFT Tweet/Stats


Ben Strack Article On bZx Litigation


Fairfax Pension Announcement



(00:00) Introduction

(02:43) Surviving The Bear

(08:36) Are Private Deals Too Hot?

(12:18) Santi's Current Investment

(18:00) What's Going On With NFTs

(28:23) Bitmex Ad

(29:31) Yuga Land Sale & Scaling Challenges

(37:26) Does Provenance Determine an NFTs Value?

(39:01) ApeCoin's Staking Proposal

(41:51) Lido and the Pull of Centralization

(47:01) Anchor Hits ATH TVL Despite Rate Drop

(48:28) DAOs Are Being Sued

(52:13) Pension Fund Doubles Down on Crypto

(53:36) Permissionless Is Almost Here!


Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.

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