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Distressed Crypto Investing: Buying Claims for Cents on the Dollar | Thomas Braziel

In this episode of Empire, Thomas Braziel joins us to discuss the highly lucrative yet misunderstood world of distressed crypto investing. We start with the basics of how distressed asset investing works; then, we explore the Mt. Gox bankruptcy, how to value bankruptcy claims, what's next for FTX, the tokenization of bankruptcy claims and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(01:57) What Is Distressed Asset Investing?

(04:49) Mt. Gox Case Explained

(19:26) Circle Ad

(21:08) Finding Investment Opportunities

(27:09) How to Value a Bankruptcy Claim

(30:01) Buying FTX Claims for 3 Cents on the Dollar

(31:59) FTX Bankruptcy Jurisdiction Questions

(35:57) Tokenization of Bankruptcy Claims

(38:32) Will They Separate FTX.US and FTX International Assets?

(39:43) What's Next for BlockFi and Genesis?

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