Released October 19th, 2021
Sam Bankman-Fried - Creating a Perfect Market
Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder and CEO of leading cryptocurrency exchange, FTX. We cover the building blocks of a perfect market, the key areas of inefficiency in today’s exchanges, and Sam’s north stars of product design and effective altruism.
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Kyle Samani - Solana: Faster, Cheaper, More Scalable
Kyle Samani is the co-founder and managing partner at Multicoin Capital. We cover the killer app for decentralized ledgers, the architecture that has enabled Solana’s speed unlock and look at the platform’s potential to become a huge piece of the world’s financial infrastructure.
Chris Dixon - The Potential of Blockchain Technology
Chris is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. We cover Chris's overall thesis for investing in the cryptocurrency space, the opportunities and limitations of blockchain applications, and why this is the most interesting area for investing and building over the next 10 years.
Brian Armstrong - The Future of Crypto
Brian Armstrong is the co-founder and CEO of Coinbase. We cover the current state of the crypto industry, how crypto can build a more open financial system and bring more economic freedom to the world, and how he has built Coinbase into a company with 1000+ employees.
Brad Katsuyama - What Happens When You Hit Buy
Brad Katsuyama is the founder of the IEX exchange and the protagonist of Michael Lewis’s famous book, Flash Boys. We cover the business model of the financial exchanges, what IEX is and the problem they are solving, and what it was like to be the topic of a best-selling book.
Sam Bankman-Fried and Matt Levine on Crypto Market Structure
Two brilliant financial minds collide in a wide-ranging discussion encompassing market structure, leverage, stablecoins, and building FTX.
Paranoid Crypto Cowboys
An examination of the fragmented nature of the crypto market and the risks, opportunities and regulatory concerns that arise from it.
Crypto and Effective Altruism: Farmers Guide to Giving
Sam Bankman-Fried, Vitalk Buterin, and other notable crypto names share their views on effective altruism and the role of giving in crypto.
FTX Trilogy
An exceptional three-part deep-dive into FTX and its founder that uncovers what drives SBF and examines the bright future of the exchange.
The State of DeFi
Five-part tweet-thread from SBF on the DeFi space, choosing to build on Solana, and the trade-off between decentralization and scalability.
Stablecoins: designing a price-stable cryptocurrency
An introduction to the different types of stablecoins, why they are desirable, and the traditional finance concepts underpinning them.
FTX + LedgerX: A Bigger Deal Than You Think
A brief summary of the tie-up between FTX and CFTC-licensed derivatives exchange LedgerX, and how it gives FTX a competitive advantage.
FTT Whitepaper
This whitepaper for the FTX token provides a brief history of the exchange and outlines its competitive advantages and tokenomics.
Investment Memo
FTX Deal Memo
This 2019 thesis from a seed investor in FTX includes an early product roadmap and highlights the rapid growth and execution achieved since.
Trading and Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practitioners
The definitive resource on market microstructure, a must-read for anyone wanting to dive into the weeds of how exchanges work.