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SBF’s Deluded Substack, Crypto in DC and Gutter NFTs

“Carpe Consensus” dives into the latest crypto news, from Sam Bankman-Fried’s new blog to Yuga Labs’ sewer-themed non-fungible token project. Plus: Marta Belcher joins to provide an update on crypto regulation.

January 19, 2023

On “Carpe Consensus,” hosts Ben Schiller, Danny Nelson and Cam Thompson chat about this week’s highlights in crypto news. Marta Belcher, civil liberties and crypto attorney, joins to discuss privacy and crypto policy.

  • [2:01] Inside the Desk: “Is Sam Bankman-Fried Losing His Mind?” and Yuga Labs’ gamified NFT drop with an unusual theme.
  • [10:31] Marta Belcher: How has FTX changed crypto’s perception in Washington, D.C.? Belcher provides insights on the latest crypto bills and regulation introduced.
  • [26:37] Danny’s Dungeon: Danny gives an update to the Saber saga as the U.S. Department of Justice investigates the two brothers behind the faked Solana developer ecosystem.
  • [31:02] Cam’s Corner: Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) can sometimes be … weird.

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“Carpe Consensus” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl.