ep. 108


Roundup: Voyager and 3AC bankrupt, BTC miners capitulate, MakerDAO progress

In this episode of Empire's Weekly Roundup, Jason and Santi discuss this week's biggest stories. Voyager and 3AC file for bankruptcy, Bitcoin miners are becoming forced sellers, MakerDAO is bringing real-world assets to crypto, and so much more.

Highlights include:

- The shift in narrative from inflation to growth

- Why Voyager might see a major lawsuit

- Thoughts on the BlockFi acquisition

- Where to keep your crypto assets

- Santi's two recommended investment strategies

- Core Scientific (miner) sells 75% of their Bitcoin

- Santi's front-row seat to Maker's "black Thursday."

- How MakerDAO is making history with a US bank

- A potential catalyst for the next bull market

- Aave proposes their own stablecoin

- Top things to watch for this week

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Referenced in the show:

Voyager 2019 article stating deposits are FDIC insured


Adam Cochran on the 3AC liquidation


Mika Honkasalo tweet on Uniswap


Aave Stablecoin Proposal


Westie (Blockworks Research Analyst) tweet on OpenSea users declining


Reddit NFT Marketplace


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00:00 Introduction

02:30 Santi's Feeling Bullish

07:47 Voyager Bankruptcy Details

13:09 The 3AC Liquidation is a Netflix Drama

19:00 Genesis and Celsius Update

21:20 Where Do You Feel Safe Storing Your Crypto?

24:38 FTX Acquires BlockFi

27:44 How to outperform most crypto funds

31:20 BTC Miner Capitulation Starts Now

35:54 Avalanche Ad 

37:22 MakerDAO makes history with Real World Assets

42:56 Aave stablecoin? And Other Big News


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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