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

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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Special Guests: Brett Harrison, Emily Nicolle, and Richard Brown.



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