In an emergency episode, Jack speaks to one of the sharpest crypto minds he knows, Matt Fiebach, research analyst on the Blockworks Research team, about the turmoil engulfing FTX, a digital asset exchange that up until very recently was considered one of the safest and most blue chip exchanges.
Matt breaks down the collapse in confidence that led to FTX Token falling 80% over the course of one day, and FTX’s rumored acquisition by Binance, a digital asset behemoth led by Chengpeng Zhao (“CZ”) that, should the acquisition close, would become the undisputed king of all crypto exchange. Matt and Farley consider financial contagion risk within crypto as well as in the broader traditional finance (“tradfi”) world.
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00:54 Overview of FTX’s Problems
02:49 Alameda Research’s Balance Sheet
09:09 FTX As A Big Blue-Chip Player In Crypto
13:16 Possible Outcomes
16:31 Was FTX Investing Customer Assets?
20:25 Risk Of Contagion
27:48 Matt Fiebach’s Background
30:42 About Blockworks Research
31:49 Closing Thoughts
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