Avalanche and the Sweep of a Crypto “Smear Campaign”

Published on
August 30th, 2022
34 minutes

Avalanche and the Sweep of a Crypto “Smear Campaign”

Crypto Daily Briefing ·
Featuring Ryan Berckmans, Ash Bennington and Nicolas Brugge

Published on: August 30th, 2022 • Duration: 34 minutes

Emin Gün Sirer, the founder and CEO of Ava Labs and the Avalanche blockchain, has denied allegations contained in an explosive report by CryptoLeaks that he engineered a smear campaign against rivals. At the top of today’s Real Vision Crypto Daily Briefing, Nico Brugge and Ash Bennington talk about the “whistleblower” report, Gün Sirer’s response, and the controversy’s impact on Avalanche's native token, AVAX. Also on the agenda are Meta's move to let users post NFTs on Facebook and Instagram and the CME Group’s launch of two new crypto derivatives products. For today’s feature segment, Nico and Ash take an extended look at a recent interview with Ethereum investor and community member Ryan Berckmans on expectations and concerns ahead of the ETH Merge. We want to hear from you – please share your questions in the chat!