In today's episode of Empire, we discuss Coinbase's journey to become the default gateway to crypto with their new L2. Jason and Santi delve into Coinbase's secret master plan, the impact of Base on Arbitrum and Optimism and the current state of on-chain creativity. Warning: we are bullish.
We also cover the recent layoffs and reorgs at Polygon, the closure of Galois Capital, a new CBDC proposal and the misleading claims about Top Shot. Don't miss this episode, where we cover the top stories of the week!
(00:53) On-chain creativity is at an all-time high
(07:04) Coinbase’s secret master plan
(39:28) Blockworks Research
(41:02) Trouble at Polygon?
(46:18) Security is the #1 priority
(50:02) Galois Capital shuts down
(53:37) Arbitrum, CBDCs and Top Shot
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