Navigating Frontier Tech – Episode 7 | FTX Bankruptcy & SBF’s Defense | Meta’s Crypto Warning

In this episode

Jay Steinback, CEO & Founder of yWhales, leads us on a captivating journey through the intricate terrain of emerging technology. Welcoming a lineup of insightful guests, including Vivek Jayaram, Founder of Jayaram Law; Cristian Lupascu, CEO & Co-Founder of Omnia Protocol; and Alex Poon, CEO & Co-Founder of CharmVerse, we delve into their unique perspectives.

Vivek lends his perspective from a legal standpoint, Cristian’s insights navigate industry trends, and Alex’s ascent explores digital landscapes. We unravel the complexities of the FTX bankruptcy and Sam Bankman-Fried’s intention to blame his lawyers in defense, Meta’s crypto warning from Thailand, and the enigmatic phone hacking technology of Cellebrite. The panel discusses Worldcoin's Kenya chronicles related to iris scanning, and the story of an enigmatic Bitcoin whale's astounding accumulation of over $3 billion! Join us as we decipher the ever-evolving tech world's narratives, revealing the stories behind the code. This is an insightful episode you do not want to miss!


About Guests

Vivek Jayaram is an attorney. As Founder of Jayaram Law, he’s also a successful entrepreneur, which gives him a sound base for advising other entrepreneurs, creatives, and the companies they run. From groundbreaking artists and Web 3.0 innovators, to unique international brands in fashion and new media, Vivek handles their intellectual property transactions and disputes, corporate deals, and acts as an outside general counsel.

Vivek teaches intellectual property and entertainment law courses at the University of Miami Law School and Co-Founder of Sweat Records Records, an independent record label producing and distributing music from Miami's most exciting new acts. Prior to Jayaram Law, he was an associate at Greenberg Traurig, as well as a law clerk to the Honorable Adalberto Jordan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.


Alex Poon is a 3X VC-backed founder. He is the co-founder of CharmVerse, a web3 community operations platform. In the last 10 years, he co-founded AI startups x.ai and Visual Revenue (both acquired). Earlier in his career, he built software for unmanned aerial vehicles. Alex is an organizational design nerd, constantly experimenting with new ways to power the future of work.


Cristian Lupascu, CEO of OMNIA, leads a blockchain company focused on Web3 and fintech security. Known for his expertise in privacy, encryption, and cryptography, he holds a Ph.D. from the Military Technical Academy, Bucharest. Before OMNIA, he was a cybersecurity expert at Romania's Ministry of Defense and trained the EU's CEPOL agency. At certSIGN, he innovated in PKI systems. An active Web3 contributor, Cristian is a speaker, mentor, and investor, shaping the industry.



Guest Social Links

Vivek’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivekjayaram/ 

Jayaram Law’s Website: https://jayaramlaw.com/

Alex’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexchibunpoon/

Charmverse’s Website: https://charmverse.io/

Cristian’s LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/cristian-lupascu-phd-6675a463/

Omnia’s Website: https://omniatech.io/




0:00 Jay’s intro

1:43 Guests intro

6:29 FTX Bankruptcy Burning Through $1.5M in Legal Costs Every Day & FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Intends to Blame Fenwick & West Lawyers in His Defense

17:15 Thailand Warns Meta to Rein In Crypto Scams or Face Expulsion

31:57 Cellebrite asks cops to keep its phone hacking tech ‘hush hush’

41:00 Worldcoin ignored initial order to stop iris scans in Kenya, records show

44:02 Mysterious Bitcoin Whale Accumulates Over $3,087,545,354 Worth of BTC in Less Than Three Months

51:25 YouTube is working on a plan to compensate artists and rights-holders for AI music

1:05:15 Closing thoughts


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DISCLAIMER: yWhales is not affiliated with YPO. Support and production for today’s episode was done by Truth Work Media. Nothing in the podcast constitutes professional and/or financial advice, nor does any information on the podcast constitute a comprehensive or complete statement of the matters discussed or the law relating thereto.

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