How VCs Cause Layoffs and BlackRock-Barclays on JPMorgan Chain | Roundup

In today's episode of Empire Jason and Santi are back, diving into the latest revelations from the FTX trial, including Caroline Ellison's testimony about Sam Bankman-Fried's priorities and losses. They also cover a landmark trade between BlackRock and Barclays using JPMorgan's blockchain Onyx, showcasing blockchain power in collateral transfers. They move on to discuss crypto layoffs, the failure of real estate-backed stablecoin USDR, and the mainnet launch of crypto project Scroll. They close with reflections on declining ACT scores, their love for David Beckham's documentary, and what it'd take for Jason to shave his head.

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00:00 Israel Based Start-up Support

05:30 SBF Trial Updates

17:00 BlackRock - Barclays Trade on JPMorgan Chain

21:16 Crypto Layoffs

25:00 Chronicle ad

26:15 Metamask ad

27:00 USDR Stablecoin Depeg

33:38 What We're Reading and Watching


Israel Start-up Support


SBF Trial Updates


BlackRock-Barclays Trade


USDR Stablecoin Depeg


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