Brett Harrison on how the meltdowns of Silvergate and Signature can reshape crypto

Episode 23 of Season 5 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Architect Founder & CEO Brett Harrison.

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After leaving his role as President of FTX.US late last year, Brett Harrison has moved on to become the Founder and CEO of Architect — a soon-to-be-released trading platform aiming to unify crypto's CeFi and DeFi capital markets.

In this episode, Harrison discusses the market opportunities created by Silvergate's and Signature Bank's closures, as well as why his long-term vision is that "the trading of crypto looks very much like the trading of everything else."

During this episode, Chaparro and Harrison also discuss:

  • What pain-points Architect's product addresses
  • Regulators' evolving views towards crypto
  • How Harrison's relationship with SBF deteriorated

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Disclaimer: The former CEO and majority shareholder of The Block has disclosed a series of loans from former FTX and Alameda founder Sam Bankman-Fried.

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