158. News: Optimism and FTX are thriving, and Biden's executive order is promising

Episode 167 · March 30th, 2022 · 51 mins 48 secs

About this Episode

gm. Simon Taylor and Cuy Sheffield are back this week to talk about the latest and greatest news in the world of crypto, including:

  • Paradigm and a16z back Ethereum scaling startup Optimism at $1.65bn valuation 3:03
  • FTX announces expansion into Europe, FTX Ventures invests $100m in money app Dave and Naomi Osaka becomes latest FTX 'ambassador' 15:35
  • The cryptocurrency community is celebrating Biden’s executive order, while Europe rejects proposal limiting PoW cryptos but sets draft rules for sustainability 30:30
  • Crypto start-up founded by ex-Meta employees raises $200m 46:10

We are also joined by some amazing guests:

  • Richard Brown, CTO at R3
  • Brett Harrison, US President at FTX
  • Emily Nicolle, Crypto Blogger at Bloomberg News

The Tweet of the Week comes from @BitcoinMagazine about Airbnb looking into crypto payments!

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