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Inside the mind of crypto’s top traders | Dan Matuszewski (CMS) & Avi Felman

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In this episode of Empire, Jason and Mike are joined by Dan Matuszewski (CMS Holdings) & Avi Felman (GoldenTree). If you don't know these two names, don't forget them - two of the best traders and sources of alpha in crypto.

This episode is one of my favorites yet; check out the highlights below:

- Is macro crypto's master

- This will lead to crypto's divergence with Macro

- How will ETH perform with the merge

- What are the new, hidden narratives

- The tradeoff between CeFi and DeFi

- Is DeFi ready to take off

- Retail open-term lending is dead

- Regulators have two options

- Why VCs are in trouble

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(00:00) Introduction

(01:08) The intersection of macro & crypto

(12:47) How Will ETH's Price React to the Merge?

(17:50) New Narratives & Market Leverage

(25:28) A Catalyst for DeFi

(29:10) What's About to Happen in CeFi?

(31:37) Your DeFi Project Isn't Sexy

(35:45) Can DeFi Tokens Accure Value?

(41:23) Why You Should Avoid Low Float Tokens

(44:27) VCs Are In Trouble

(49:20) Avi and Dan Run Wild

(51:06) Wrapping Things Up


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