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
USDR Stablecoin Depeg
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