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Can Crypto Find a New Narrative? | Haseeb Qureshi & Tom Schmidt

In this episode of Empire, Jason is joined by Haseeb Qureshi and Tom Schmidt from Dragonfly Capital. Haseeb and Tom are top venture capitalists with unique insights into crypto's current trends, new innovations and market sentiment. If you want expert advice on the market, these are two people you ask.

We discuss:

- the venture capital landscape

- power is shifting to investors

- being long crypto while fighting the Fed

- supercharged crowdfunding

- convertible bonds & debt financing

- the changing meta

- how projects choose where to build

- the end of airdrops

- market outlook

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Referenced in the show:

Dragonfly's letter to founders


Tom's tweet on Porter Finance


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(00:00) Introduction

(01:33) Today's Narrative

(05:25) A venture capitalist perspective

(08:17) Rising interest rates and available capital

(16:15) The big outstanding problems

(21:29) Utilizing debt financing

(27:35) The changing meta

(31:49) Paraswap Ad

(32:58) The layer one wars

(36:00) How projects "shop around" protocols

(39:10) Where should new projects build?

(42:22) The end of airdrops

(47:28) How founders should approach growth

(51:25) Advice on down rounds

(59:32) Public vs Private markets

(1:02:47) How long will the bear market last?


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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