Nov. 16, 2022
We have had founders, investors and contributors that have been affected by the FTX collapse.
In this episode Imran and Qiao discuss:
(01:25) The first to paid back were the decentralized protocols
(02:55) The rise of Alameda
(06:29) Launching Solana-based decentralized exchange Serum
(10:58) What were FTX's assets and liabilities?
(12:49) Crashing of 3AC got Alameda in a deep hole
(14:32) The $10B balance sheet hole breakdown
(18:16) Acquiring Voyager and Blockfi fill their hole
(20:19) $1B-$5B of crypto funds custodied on FTX
(22:44) 70% of all trading activity on FTX were institutions
(24:41) Do regulators understand the difference between DeFi and CeFi?
(27:28) Is Serum being forked?
(28:09) Why didn't VCs catch FTX through due diligence?
(32:36) Qiao explaining the leaked private group chat on Alameda
(35:20) Will Crypto VCs continue to prefer tokens over equity?
(37:45) What were people saying about Sam and FTX behind the scenes?
(47:00) If you're a Solana project, what do you do?
(53:00) Paradigm backing FTX was surprising?
(54:24) Healthiest approach to CEX regulation
(1:02:29) 12-week Digital dollar experiment launch
(1:03:37) Thoughts about the Solana DeFi state
(1:05:28) Who is the frontrunner for non kyc perps?
(1:07:28) What FTX collapse means for crypto outlook
(1:11:09) How bad is the contagion?
(1:15:45) Lessons learned
Qiao & Imran's stance on SBF prior to FTX collapse
Alliance tweet against SBF & DCCPA
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