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Jun 10, 2023

E132: SEC goes after crypto giants, Sequoia splits, LIV/PGA, Messi's deal + LIVE Q&A!

Bestie intros! Why RFK Jr. is resonating. US crypto crackdown: action against Binance & Coinbase. Sequoia splits off its China and India/SE Asia businesses. PGA ...  merges with LIV, Lionel Messi's revolutionary deal with the MLS, Apple, and Adidas. Ukraine update, Tucker on Twitter. LIVE Q&A from Angel Summit in Napa!

Robert F. Kennedy Jr on Twitter:

At 2 am this morning, I visited the border outside of Yuma, Arizona where thousands of migrants are crossing the border each week. You have to see it with your own eyes.

SEC Files 13 Charges Against Binance Entities and Founder Changpeng Zhao

Charges include operating unregistered exchanges, broker-dealers, and clearing agencies; misrepresenting trading controls and oversight on the Binance.US platform; and the unregistered offer and sale of securities.

SEC Seeks Temporary Restraining Order to Freeze Binance.US Assets

The filing comes a day after the SEC sued Binance.

Binance lawyers allege SEC Chair Gensler offered to serve as advisor to crypto company in 2019

Documents filed by the SEC on Wednesday indicate that attorneys from Gibson Dunn and Latham & Watkins allege that Gensler offered to serve as an advisor to the crypto exchange in several March 2019 conversations with Binance executives and Zhao.

Brian Armstrong on Twitter:

Regarding the SEC complaint against us today, we're proud to represent the industry in court to finally get some clarity around crypto rules.
New York Post

Ambitious SEC boss Gary Gensler cultivates Sen. Elizabeth Warren

If Gary Gensler sounds a lot like Elizabeth Warren, it's not by accident but by design. He needs the powerful progressive senator in his corner to fulfill his ultimate, career-fulfilling goal, which, according to sources, is having his signature on the dollar bill as treasury secretary.

Crypto Industry Is 'Absolutely' at War Against Gensler and Warren, Blockchain Association CEO Smith Says

The war won't last forever, but probably will continue for the next 18-20 months, Kristin Smith said.

Opinion | How U.S. Regulators Are Choking Crypto

The effort would stifle American innovation and competition-and that seems to be the objective.

Operation Choke Point 2.0 Is Underway, And Crypto Is In Its Crosshairs

Detailing the Biden Admin's coordinated, ongoing effort across virtually every US financial regulator to deny crypto firms access to banking services

₿RRR ...(Rezo) on Twitter:

Okay. I should've followed this congressman a long ago (my bad, fixed).

Congressman Tom Emmer says SEC chair Gary Gensler is a 'bad faith regulator'

Emmer highlighted the SEC dealings with Coinbase, saying the firm's attempts to work with the agency were ultimately thrown back in its face.

Why some say a $1 trillion coin could fix U.S. debt

Without an increase to the limit, U.S. government faces shutdown and the inability to pay off its debts, but advocates keep going back to a wacky solution.

Venture-Capital Firm Sequoia to Separate China Business as Political Tensions Rise

Sequoia told its investors it would split into three independent partnerships that would be distinct firms with separate brands.

Sequoia India and Southeast Asia raises $2.85 billion funds

Sequoia India and Southeast Asia has launched two new funds, a $2 billion early-stage, venture and growth fund for India and an $850 million dedicated fund for Southeast Asia, as the storied venture firm doubles down on the region at a scale unrivaled by most of its peers and at a time when money is […]
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Arming the Enemy? Why U.S. VCs Investing in China AI Is Complicated

It's become a major refrain among several U.S. tech leaders that the U.S. can't let China win in artificial intelligence. And so it is pretty interesting that leading venture firms funded by U.S. endowments and other institutional investors are putting money into the most promising young AI ...

Keith Rabois on Twitter:

This needs to be illegal.

Tim Meads on Twitter:

Unbelievable. @realDonaldTrump predicted the LIV-PGA merger last year:
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Briefing: Lionel Messi's Potential MLS Deal Includes Revenue from Apple TV+

Soccer legend Lionel Messi's decision to come to Major League Soccer in the U.S. to play for Inter Miami has a notable streaming wrinkle: part of his compensation would come in the form of getting a cut of revenue from new subscribers to Apple TV's MLS Season Pass.

Lionel Messi's pending MLS contract could include incentives from Apple and Adidas

Messi would reportedly receive a percentage of all new subscriptions to MLS Season Pass-and more.

David Sacks on Twitter:

"Six Ukrainian dudes in this boat." ????

Chief Nerd on Twitter:

Tucker Carlson's first episode on Twitter on June 6th reached 23.5M video views so far (and 106M impressions). Here is how that stacks up against the Fox News ratings for the same day.It's not even close.