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CeFi Crypto Contagion Is Just Getting Started, Says Analyst Who Predicted FTX's Fall

James Block, author at Dirty Bubble Media, joins Jack to explain the knock-on effects of the demise of the crypto exchange FTX.

James is an amateur crypto researcher who saw in FTX and Alameda Research what many crypto professionals missed: hidden leverage, inflated assets, and in some cases, outright fraud.

He now shares his view on potential contagion to Gemini, Genesis, Digital Currency Group (DCG), BlockFi, and other firms in the crypto ecosystem. 

James’ writings at Dirty Bubble Media can be found here: https://dirtybubblemedia.substack.com/

James’ piece on Alameda Research: https://dirtybubblemedia.substack.com/p/is-alameda-research-insolvent

James’ piece on Digital Currency Group (DCG): https://dirtybubblemedia.substack.com/p/digital-currency-grift


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(00:00) Intro

(00:45) "Is Alameda Research Insolvent?"

(03:02) Red Flags With Alameda & Celsius

(12:35) Binance

(15:01) Crypto Contagion

(19:13) Curve Ad

(20:16) Digital Currency Group (DCG) and Genesis

(35:16) Where Did Crypto Yield Come From?

(40:00) Was The $8 Billion Ever At FTX To Begin With?

(45:11) What's The Next Shoe To Drop?


Disclaimer: Nothing discussed on Forward Guidance should be considered as investment advice. Please always do your own research & speak to a financial advisor before thinking about, thinking about putting your money into these crazy markets.

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