Weekly Roundup 09/16/22 (Merge makes it, Chainalysis crypto adoption report, Starbucks NFTs, Coinbase grades Congress) (EP.350)

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

  • The Merge takes place without incident
  • Will the Merge silence Ethereum critics on the left?
  • Will the ESG narrative around crypto get louder?
  • FTX takes a stake in Skybridge
  • Castle Island is not an island
  • If you make an NFT of a diamond and destroy the diamond, do you still have a diamond?
  • CME launches Ether options
  • Starbucks launches an NFT loyalty platform
  • Tungsten cubes are selling off
  • South Korea issues an arrest warrant for Do Kwon
  • The thin line between visionary and scammer
  • What Terra teaches us about why disclosures matter in capital markets
  • Huobi delists privacy coins
  • Can you take delivery of Tornado Cash-dusted Ether?
  • Coinbase launches their Crypto Action Network
  • Matt and Nic evaluate the ratings members of Congress are getting from Coinbase
  • Chainalysis releases their 2022 global crypto adoption index
  • Hodlnaut’s CSW case begins
  • The NSA Bitcoin lab leak hypothesis
  • OTB goes live!

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