Weekly Roundup 06/23/23 (FTX and K5 clawbacks, Prime Trust chaos, ETF frenzy) (EP.433)

Matt and Nic are back for another week of news and deals. In this episode:

  • Bitcoin hits 30k
  • Wyoming’s stable token developments
  • The story behind FTX’s mammoth $500m outflow to K5 global
  • Why was SBF spending hundreds of millions cozying up to talent agents?
  • Do Kwon will spend 4 months in jail in Montenegro
  • The Bitgo Prime Trust acquisition falls apart
  • Deutche Bank applies for a crypto license in Germany
  • EDX officially launches
  • Blackrock files for their ETF and others follow
  • Our theory for why Blackrock is filing now
  • Is the SEC back-channeling to Blackrock?
  • Was surveillance sharing really a blocker for other ETF applications?
  • Does the notion of spot market surveillance even make sense for a global commodity?
  • What’s the deal with the Bitcoin bathhouse in Brooklyn?

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