Unconfirmed: Why the FTX.US/LedgerX Deal Indicates Crypto M&A Might Start Booming - Ep.269

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Steven Ehrlich, director of research for digital assets at Forbes, discusses the FTX.US-LedgerX merger, what to expect from FTX going forward, DeFi regulation, and more. Show highlights:

  • why the FTX.US acquisition of derivatives platform LedgerX is significant
  • how FTX.US stacks up against other US cryptocurrency exchanges
  • who should use crypto derivative products
  • how regulators might handle FTX.US and crypto derivative ETFs
  • what to expect from FTX going forward
  • how long FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried spends talking to regulators every day
  • why Steven thinks crypto mergers and acquisitions will be a trend going forward
  • what Steven learned from his conversations with Polygon and Hermez
  • how Fereshteh Forough, a woman living in Afghanistan, is using crypto to help teach women to build dapps, smart contracts, and use crypto

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Steven Ehrlich

FTX.US Merger

M&A Trend

Interview with Sam Bankman-Fried

Polygon-Hermez Deal

Fereshteh Forough Coverage

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