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    Inflation, The Fed, & Macro Markets | Jim Bianco

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 69:07

    The Fed has made a big pivot in 2022, but what does that mean for markets? How aggressive does the Fed need to be to fight inflation? With the shift from Quantitative Easing to Quantitative Tightening, how are risk-on assets treated differently from risk-off assets? What's going on with the bond market? Jim Bianco is a seasoned investor, market commentator, and President of Bianco Research. With a sharp view of the past, present, and future, we ask him all these questions in order to know... is the world collapsing? ------

    The Song-A-Day Man | Jonathan Mann (Layer Zero)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 79:15

    Jonathan Mann writes and publishes a song every single day. He's done this without missing a day since January 1st, 2009, and holds the Guinness World Record for most consecutive days writing a song. His inspiration, passion, consistency, and all-around charm really comes through as he explores his journey in both music and crypto. Infatuated with the ideas and methodology behind CryptoPunks, he's launched his own NFT project for his daily songs with an accompanying DAO - SongADAO. Creation, labor, value, and scarcity blend together in Jonathan's world. He exemplifies Layer 0 brilliantly -- a mortal human behind lines of code, expressed through music and commitment. When you stretch art this far, cool things emerge. Tune in to find out what they are! ------

    101 - The Ownership Economy | Li Jin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 97:20

    Li Jin is a co-founder and general partner at Variant, a crypto fund investing in Web3 and what Li calls the Ownership Economy. Li is full of massive ideas about the past, present, and future of digital economies. The core thesis? Next-generation networks grow faster and bigger. The phase we're seeing emerge now with Web3 and crypto is deeply fascinating, with potential to shift power and ownership into the hands of users and creators. In this new paradigm, everyone is a creator, and everyone is an owner. In addition to her work at Variant, Li is also a painter and an accomplished writer on Substack. After her appearance on the Creator Economy Panel, we knew she had to come back on Bankless to dive deep—this time, into the Ownership Economy. ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-the-ownership-economy-li  ------

    The Great L2 Migration | Cross-Chain L2 Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 79:50

    We think 2022 is going to be a huge year for Layer 2 scaling solutions. Cross-Chain protocols will be a crucial infrastructure for the great migration to L2s, allowing users to bridge assets across platforms. Composability and user experience is the glue of modular blockchains, which optimize for decentralization, scaling, and cost. The projects and representatives each present cryptographic solutions for building a web of liquidity across the many suburbs of DeFi, where average users will live and engage. GUESTS: Ben Jones - Optimism https://twitter.com/ben_chain?s=20  Hart Lambur - UMA  https://twitter.com/hal2001?s=20  Arjun Bhuptani - Connext https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani?s=20  Chris Whinfrey - Hop Protocol https://twitter.com/WhinfreyChris?s=20  Vaibhav Chellani - MOVR https://twitter.com/vaibhavchellani?s=20  ------ ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account! https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  ------ SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

    Aarika Rhodes vs Brad Sherman: Getting Crypto into Congress CA-32

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 51:20

    Aarika Rhodes is running for Congress! Running against incumbent Brad Sherman, who is notoriously misinformed and anti-crypto, Aarika seeks to bring a more crypto-friendly approach to CA-32, representing much of the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. A schoolteacher by profession, Aarika seems to be breathing fresh air into the stale political landscape. Here's her policy on crypto: "Aarika believes in the right of every individual to manage their own finances and investments as they see fit. In Congress, Aarika will oppose any attempts to ban this emerging technology. Aarika is also a strong advocate for making sure financial literacy is taught in schools and for people being aware of the environmental impact of their investments." Learn more about Aarika: https://www.aarikaforcongress.com/  ------

    Udi Wertheimer | Layer Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 68:22

    Udi Wertheimer is a notorious persona on crypto twitter and is endlessly difficult to pin down. At the very least, Udi is an interesting and unique character, describing himself as a cynical optimist with a tendency to antagonize and troll. Udi is also insightful and pragmatic, constantly making connections and critiques of the space with a sharp eye and a relentless desire to call things out when he disagrees. He blurs a lot of lines, and you always have to be on your toes when Udi's around. There's value in having members in the community who never give the benefit of the doubt and act as a philosophical razor for the space. Udi is full of takes, and this conversation twists and turns through the entirety of crypto—trading, culture, communities, memes, the metaverse, and beyond. ------

    ROLLUP: Eminem's Bored Ape | Why Crypto Prices Are Down | OpenSea Freezes Stolen NFTs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 100:53

    TribeDAO - The Biggest Protocol Merge Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 59:16

    In the latter half of 2021, Jai Bhavnani of Rari Capital and Joey Santoro of FEI Protocol went to each other's governance forums and proposed the FEI RARI token merge: the biggest protocol merger that we've ever seen in the space. The concept garnered high engagement and a ton of community response, and the formal votes received overwhelming support on both sides. This unprecedented merge is a historical moment for DAOs. The verticalization of DeFi is happening with new 'mafias' emerging in several corners of DeFi. Uniting capital efficiency, values, and communities, we are right alongside Jai with his excitement to see how this all plays out. With new conversations of anti-trust and competition, it's clear that the DAO space is continuing to mature. Integrated DeFi stacks are increasingly exciting, and in this episode, we dive into the details with two pioneers of interDAO relationships. ------

    Cooper Turley | Layer Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 79:31

    Cooper Turley is all in, all the time. He's been that way since he was a kid. In the crypto space, it truly seems like he's everywhere at once. He knows everyone and has his hands in nearly every relevant project. However, none of this happened by chance. Cooper is a champion of the grinder mindset, and it echoes through everything he touches. His approach to his career, relationships, and self-improvement buzzes with a productive energy to build and bring value to all that he does. We all have something to learn from Cooper Turley. As crypto continues to mature, it's clear that big things are lined up for Cooper. We can't wait to see what he comes up with next. ------

    99 - Endgame | Vitalik Buterin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 148:58

    Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin returns to the podcast to discuss his recent article Endgame, as well as the massive year we observed in 2021. From the future of Ethereum to the rise of alternative Layer 1 platforms, it only makes sense to kick off 2022 by exploring how far we've come and figuring out where we're headed. How far are we along on Ethereum's roadmap? What challenges lie ahead? In a recent tweet, Vitalik posted a graphic of the updated progress of the Ethereum roadmap, and there are five throughlines that are progressing in parallel: • The Merge • The Surge • The Verge • The Purge • The Splurge We dive into what each of these means, as well as discuss what Ethereum will look like as these milestones are met. Holding this up against conversations of maximalism and alternative L1s, now is the time to start asking the big questions. ✨ WATCH THE DEBRIEF ✨ https://youtu.be/v__0GOC-XYE  ------

    ROLLUP: Jack Dorsey vs Web3 | Apes Flippening Punks | Weeknd NFTs | SOS & GasDAO Airdrop | FEI RARI

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 78:45

    98 - 5 Things We Got Right

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 92:49

    Breaking down our recent '5 Things We Got Right' article, in this episode we tackle this year in crypto from a high level. We cover the predictions we made, what we planned to look out for, and then we dive into how it all played out. There were some things we got right—and some things that surprised us—but perhaps most of all, we learned a ton. Come reflect with us on all the lessons from 2021 that we can arm ourselves with as we head into 2022. Will it be another bullish year? ------

    2021 ROLLUP: Top 20 Crypto Moments in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 76:27

    As the year comes to a close, it's time to ask ourselves: What are the Hottest Stories of 2021? This has been an unquestionably historic year for Web3, and massive events happened both in and outside of the space. From NFTs to the Infrastructure Bill, we narrowed down this year into 20 overarching themes and narratives. What will take the #1 spot? Spoiler: it's not Ryan's Tiny Turtle. ------

    The Bull Case For ETH III | Anthony Sassano, DC Investor, Cyrus Younessi

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 104:53

    Anthony Sassano, DC Investor, and Cyrus Younessi return to Bankless to complete the Bull Case for Ethereum Trilogy. Comparing this episode with the previous two Bull Cases, we can see what has held up so far and what we have to look forward to in 2022. Spoiler: these guys have gotten a lot of things right. Covering topics like the meteoric rise of NFTs, the BTC Flippening, and Ethereum Maximalism, there remains much to be incredibly excited about as we close out a historic 2021. While macro conditions remain uncertain, the conditions of the crypto markets and ecosystems are perhaps surprisingly more digestible. With the Proof-of-Stake merge on the way and the modular blockchain thesis taking shape, the inevitable conclusion is that ETH is destined to go up. What's 2022 going to look like? No one knows for sure, but this episode left us feeling incredibly bullish. ------

    10 Predictions About Crypto in 2022 with Ryan Selkis

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 87:59

    Ryan Selkis is the Founder and CEO the data analytics platform Messari. In Ryan's past Bankless appearances, we've debated ETH as money and the Triple Point Asset thesis. We've tackled crypto regulation and taking an aggressive stance on policy. Now it's time to add it all together and decide what's next—what's important for the industry and the world as we head into 2022. Ryan wrote a 150+ page beast of a report titled 'Crypto Theses for 2022,' which covers the space from top to bottom. From DAOs and DeFi to Regulation and NFTs, there is no stone left unturned in this report. In this episode, we digest the mountain of information Ryan puts together on an annual basis to answer the question: What's in store for Crypto in 2022? ----- METAMASK | YOUR HARDWARE WALLET'S BEST FRIEND https://bankless.cc/metamask-shows  ------ SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 7:00 Ryan Selkis & Institutional Trust 14:30 Web3 is Inevitable 22:08 Inflation & Use Cases 32:47 WAGMI 37:45 The Fall of China 42:52 The American Battleground 46:55 The Regulator Side 56:28 The Crypto Coalition 1:02:20 NFTs & Metaverse 1:09:48 ETH's Q3 Earnings Report 1:16:47 ETH Killer Valuations 1:20:41 ETH is Money Debate 1:25:33 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/twobitidiot?s=20  The Crypto Theses: https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1466438779196039175?s=20  ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

    96 - Web3 Gaming 101 | Amy Wu

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 89:33

    What is Crypto Gaming? Why is it important? What about Gaming NFTs? This is what we explore in this episode with Amy Wu, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. This is Crypto Gaming 101. The Web3 Gaming space is emerging from all sorts of angles, from normies to hardcore gamers to crypto natives—and each has a role to play as the ecosystem matures. Here are the 5 questions to answer in this episode: 1. What is Crypto Gaming and why is it important? What about casual & mobile gaming? 2. How do you identify the next Axie Infinity? 3. Why are Guilds important? Are they a good investment? 4. How do you earn in Crypto Gaming? 5. Where does meaning, value, and identity come into play? What about fun? With the Crypto Gaming Revolution well under way, Amy walks us through the fundamentals of the space and how to approach the future. -----

    Bringing DeFi to NFTs | Metaverso Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 63:24

    On December 7, 2021, Metaverso was held in Puerto Rico as a 1-day conference filled with leaders in crypto culture. We held a panel with Sam Cassat of Aligned Capital, Ben Lakoff of Charged Particles, Andy8052 of Fractional, and Laura Jaramillo of Upshot. In this special edition, we dive into what the conference experience really is. Spoiler: Crypto IRL is amazing. The panel explores the intersection of DeFi and NFTs—what happens when these worlds collide? There are only two types of assets—fungible and non-fungible—but we are seeing these concepts blur together in new and interesting ways. From liquidity to communities, this conversation covers how the Metaverse is bringing DeFi to NFTs. -----

    Justin Aversano | Layer Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 101:11

    Justin Aversano is the now-famous photographer behind the NFT project Twin Flames, but that doesn't even begin to cover it. Starting with his birthday project titled Every Day is a Gift, Justin has relentlessly pursued his creative passions, backed by his own personal journey of grief, healing, and growth. Justin has a unique, powerful, and intense story—the grief of his mother passing from cancer and the trauma of losing a twin in the womb inspired a years-long quest for discovery and healing. You can feel the creativity and emotion in his work, and his Twin Flames project has seen tremendous success in both the physical and digital realm. Describing NFTs as the Digital Twin of the Physical Reality, the cohesion of his work and individuality surface as we explore why art matters, and what drives the creative mind. -----

    95 - How Kevin Rose Invests in Web3

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 103:29

    Kevin Rose is a veteran of internet growth. Kevin founded digg, the news aggregator site that pioneered community-curated content in the early days of Web2. With a macro perspective of all things digital, Kevin has thrived as a builder and investor on the cutting edge of the internet. His experience allowed him to understand the role of community and has played a key role in his transition from investing in technology to investing in culture and artists. Seeing creativity blossom has fostered Kevin's conviction and confidence in the space, and when Kevin speaks, the digital world of today and tomorrow becomes crystal clear. ------

    Crypto Advocacy Panel

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 113:30

    This is the Crypto Advocacy & Education Summit, which we're hosting to go along with the Ethereum Foundation's $500,000 donation to the Gitcoin Round 12 matching round for the ‘Crypto Advocacy' track. Gitcoin does these ‘quadratic matching' rounds 4 times a year, where many entities donate large sums of funds, and the community rallies and donates to many causes and projects across the crypto space. The ‘matching rounds' are exponentially matched towards the grants that received the most numbers of individual humans who donated to them. The EF has specifically allocated 500k to go towards effects that advocate for crypto in our government offices. Bankless and Gitcoin are hosting a 2-panel 'summit' livestream in order to drum up excitement and donations for the various organizations that help advocate for crypto! ✨ GITCOIN GRANTS ✨ https://gitcoin.co/grants/explorer/  --- Panel #1: Why does crypto advocacy and education matter? Kristin Smith | Blockchain Association https://twitter.com/KMSmithDC?s=20  Brian Quintenz | Former CFTC Chair https://twitter.com/BrianQuintenz?s=20  Tomicah Tillemann | a16z https://twitter.com/TomicahTD?s=20  --- Panel #2: How do crypto stakeholders support crypto advocacy + education? Sarah Roth-Gaudette | Fight for the Future https://twitter.com/gaudette75?s=20  Jerry Brito | Coin Center https://twitter.com/jerrybrito?s=20  Jake Chervinsky | Blockchain Association https://twitter.com/jchervinsky?s=20   ------

    Decentralized Ethereum 2.0 Staking with Rocket Pool | Darren Langley & Dave Rugendyke

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 101:06

    Rocket Pool is live on mainnet! Slowly rolling out its staking pools, Rocket Pool is opening up its decentralized ETH staking product to the world. Core team members Darren Langley and Dave Rugendyke join to talk about the past, present, and future of the protocol. Rocket Pool allows ETH holders to stake without needing to run a full node, which requires hardware, maintenance, and 32 ETH. Abstracting away those requirements helps to decentralize Ethereum's Proof-of-Stake, which is expected to arrive with the merge in the first half of 2022. ------

    Tim Beiko | Layer Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 89:59

    Tim Beiko runs the core protocol meetings for Ethereum. His path into crypto began in 2017, buying the top. But he stayed in the space, initially working for Consensys and their Besu Ethereum Client before trailblazing with EIP-1559's implementation. This conversation covers his story into working with Ethereum core developers, the role and landscape of Ethereum clients, and coordinating the maintenance and upgrades to the Ethereum protocol. With the merge on the horizon and barbarians at the gates, humans like Tim Beiko work to keep Ethereum as credibly neutral, efficient, and open as possible. Can Vitalik impose his will on Ethereum? Is it centralized? This episode has the answers. ------

    94 - The Swiss Army Knife of Scaling | Polygon's Sandeep Nailwal & Mihailo Bjelic

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 104:05

    Polygon is the Swiss Army Knife of Scaling. With a suite of scaling products, Polygon is pushing in many directions to scale out the Ethereum ecosystem. On the heels of the 'Abandoning Ethereum' twitter drama, Sandeep and Mihailo from Polygon come on the podcast to discuss how Ethereum is, in fact, not abandoning its users. A ton has happened in the world of Polygon in the six months since they were last on the show, including a partnership with DraftKings and massive leaps into the Metaverse. ✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨ https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-the-swiss-army  ------

    3 - Mack Flavelle | Overpriced JPEGs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 67:24

    Mack Flavelle is the Co-Founder of CryptoKitties, Dapper Labs, and Big Head Club. CryptoKitties was instrumental in establishing the ERC-721 standard, which is the base for the vast majority of NFTs. Mack helped launch NBA Top Shot and StonerCats, and that just begins to cover his impact in the space. Needless to say, Mack has had a prolific career and pioneered many innovations for NFTs. His creativity and boundless energy powers this conversation about the history of culture on the blockchain, and a discussion of his more recent and upcoming projects leads to bold predictions about the future. Mack is a fascinating character, and we wouldn't expect anything less from one of the founding fathers of the NFT movement. ------

    ROLLUP - VCs Abandoning Ethereum | Macy's & NFL NFTs | ConstitutionDAO vs Citadel | Binance Arbitrum

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 117:39

    Super Scaling with StarkWare | Uri Kolodny & Eli Ben-Sasson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 78:41

    Ethereum is scaling. With a recent $50 million raise at a valuation of $2 billion, StarkWare is pioneering zkRollups across the Ethereum ecosystem. As it powers dYdX, arguably the most liquid market in the world, StarkWare is continuing to move into new territory, with StarkNet imminently deploying on Ethereum Mainnet. The goal of StarkWare is simple: 'bring massive scalability to Ethereum while preserving L1 security, permissionless interactions, and decentralization.' The ecosystem is growing at an astounding rate, so tune in as core members Uri Kolodny and Eli Ben-Sasson walk us through how StarkWare is bringing Super Scaling to Ethereum. ------

    pplpleasr | Layer Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 77:12

    pplpleasr is the digital artist who exploded into the NFT & DeFi space after creating the x * y = k visual animation announcement for Uniswap v3. The NFT was sold for over half a million dollars, and all the proceeds were donated to charity. Along the way, pleasrDAO was formed and has emerged as a collective for curating digital culture artifacts. pplpleasr's story winds through Fortune Magazine covers and imposter syndrome, all with a down-to-earth feel and a charitable heart. She is emblematic of what we love about crypto culture, and the pleasr spirit is one that this entire space aspires to. ------

    93 - Crypto Payments and the DeFi Mullet | Visa's Cuy Sheffield and Anchorage's Diogo Mónica

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 91:30

    The DeFi Mullet is a classic Bankless thesis that we've begun to watch play out right in front of us. This week, we bring on Cuy Sheffield from Visa and Diogo Mónica from Anchorage to explain the DeFi mullet from the Fintech side of things. This episode explores how crypto payments are extending beyond retail and into institutions, and how Fintech platforms like Visa are leveling up with the utilities provided by Anchorage to support crypto. Blurring the lines between the two worlds is shaping up to be a fascinating corner of our industry, and there's a ton of new concepts to dive into throughout this conversation. ------

    2 - Zeneca_33 | Overpriced JPEGs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 72:16

    Zeneca_33 is an NFT influencer, thought leader, and community member (whatever your preferred term is). After playing poker professionally, Zeneca fell down the NFT rabbit hole in early 2021 and has quickly amassed a huge following. His takes are often sobering and always even-keeled, which is incredibly valuable in this emotional and chaotic market. We knew Zeneca had to be one of the first guests on the show. His wisdom and knowledge are reality checks for any type of market, and we go through his approach to the space, how he picks projects, and his own project - ZenAcademy. ------

    The State of the Charts with Benjamin Cowen

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 82:55

    It's that time again. Time to dive into the charts, this time with Benjamin Cowen. With energy flooding into the space, and prices at the top of everyone's mind, Benjamin brings his consistent, disciplined approach to Bankless listeners. Dive in as we explore what Benjamin looks for in the markets, and what the state of crypto prices are today. What does the rest of this market cycle hold in store? No one knows for sure, but Benjamin's insights will sharpen our prospects. ------ OPOLIS | YOUR CRYPTO CAREER https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 9:00 Into the Cryptoverse 14:25 Market Cycles 21:58 BTC Controls the Market 28:51 Supercycle? 37:20 Blow-Off Tops 40:35 Much Much Time Left? 47:53 Catalysts and Events 54:00 Ethereum Cycles 58:45 Bitcoin Dominance 1:03:50 The Flippening 1:11:29 Blue Chip Assets 1:17:49 Advice 1:21:07 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Benjamin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intocryptoverse?s=20  Benjamin's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRvqjQPSeaWn-uEx-w0XOIg  Into the Cryptoverse: https://intothecryptoverse.com/  ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

    GMoney | Layer Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 85:23

    gmoney holds one of the four knitted cap ape CryptoPunks, and is a prolific investor. From riding the dot com bubble all the way down as a pre-teen to buying apple calls in high school, gmoney has always been deeply fascinated by finance. gmoney has a keen eye for the broad markets and makes informed trading & investment decisions. Since the start of the pandemic and crypto's subsequent rise, gmoney's tone has shifted to one of a 'disruptor' and 'futurist.' Falling down the NFT rabbit-hole in 2020 has demonstrated a character development of sorts, shifting from the harsh, objective financial markets to a more art-based, community-based one. gmoney's approach to making money is fascinating, but perhaps not nearly as interesting or important as his role in the budding metaverse. ------

    92 - The Fight for the Future of Money | CryptoDad Chris Giancarlo

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 97:46

    Chris Giancarlo, aka CryptoDad, is the former chair of the CFTC, the governing body that oversees Commodity Futures Trading. He's now an advisor in crypto, a senior advisor at a law firm, and of course, a father. This conversation circles around many of the topics Chris covers in his new book, 'The Fight for the Future of Money.' We move through the specifics like the differences between Futures and Spot ETFs, but then we turn towards the big picture. What are American values? How do we instantiate them into our digital institutions? America has a remarkable history of saying 'yes,' and the stakes couldn't be higher as America decides whether to say yes to credibly neutral, decentralized protocols. ✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨ https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-the-fight-for-the  ------

    1 - Betty NFT & Deadfellaz | Overpriced JPEGs

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 58:37

    Betty NFT joins for the first episode of Overpriced JPEGs. As the self-described Horde Mother of Deadfellaz, Betty has built a career on creative producing and community building. With a fierce passion for design and culture, Betty has emerged as a key member of the space after NFTs clicked. This episode covers launches and price, but opens into a wider discussion of branding, community, ownership, and the ecosystem at large. ------

    ROLLUP: ENS Airdrop | MetaMask Token? | Discord Teasing Crypto | PayPal Bitcoin | Tim Cook Apple

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 109:51

    DeFi 2.0 Summit | Rari, Olympus, Tokemak, TracerDAO, Alchemix

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 74:10

    Among these five protocols is over $8 Billion total value locked. But what is DeFi 2.0? What primitives are changing, and where do we go from here? From liquidity to self-paying loans to permissionless borrowing/lending, these projects intertwine and work to align incentives between protocols and users. ------ SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ DHARMA | From Dollars to DeFi! https://bankless.cc/dharma  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Guests: Jai Bhavnani https://twitter.com/jai_bhavnani?s=20  Rari Capital https://rari.capital/  Pat McNab https://twitter.com/pat_mcnab?s=20  TracerDAO https://tracer.finance/  Scoopy Truples https://twitter.com/scupytrooples?s=20  Alchemix https://alchemix.fi/  Carson Cook https://twitter.com/LiquidityWizard?s=20  Tokemak https://www.tokemak.xyz/  Zeus https://twitter.com/ohmzeus?s=20  Olympus DAO https://www.olympusdao.finance/  ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

    The ENS DAO and $ENS Airdrop | Brantly Millegan & Nick Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 77:28

    The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) announced its intentions to further decentralize with the $ENS token last week. Yesterday, they finally released it to the public. Anyone that held an ENS domain by November 1st is eligible for this airdrop. Congratulations to all those on the web3 frontier—you've been rewarded again! ------

    DC Investor | Layer Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 86:09

    DC Investor is an investor... living in Washington, DC. Makes sense. A lot makes sense about DC Investor and his practical, long-term approach to the crypto markets. He has worked hard for his money, and expects his money to work hard for him in return. With one of the best and varied NFT portfolios out there, as well as a sound thesis on ETH the asset, DC clues us in on his guiding principles and life lessons from a career as a W2 employee and crypto investor. There's a reason DC has been on Bankless five times. ------

    91 - Brian Armstrong and The Future of Coinbase

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 98:56

    Brian Armstrong is the Founder and CEO of Coinbase. As a pillar of innovation and adoption in crypto, Brian is playing a pivotal role in determining the kind of future we'll see in the space. The Crypto movement is a battle for hearts and minds, and Coinbase is fighting on the front lines. Building bridges between the legacy world and the Metaverse is a daunting task, but Brian has been a headstrong leader with a powerful vision. Coinbase finds itself in a position to maximize a user's choice for what they do with their assets. With new features on the way like their NFT platform, Coinbase is steadily opening the doors for composability, decentralization, and ultimately… sovereignty. ✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨ https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-brian-armstrong  ------

    The Dawn of Crypto Gaming | Robbie Ferguson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 66:15

    Robbie Ferguson of ImmutableX returns to Bankless to discuss Immutable's impressive growth and the momentous wave heading towards crypto gaming. The intersection of NFTs, culture, scale, and gaming are all on a collision course. Immutable is powering TikTok's first ever NFTs, and with a 10x increase in volume, well over 100 projects are building on Immutable X Token Launches. Crypto gaming is coming. And for ImmutableX, it's already here. ------

    Griff Green and the DAO | Layer Zero

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 122:39

    Griff Green is a builder and community manager in the Ethereum space. He is also a hippie, a former chemical engineer, and Seattle Supersonics super-fan. A true individual, Griff opted out of society after becoming disillusioned with modern institutions, traveling in a van with gold and silver until he heard about Bitcoin. Falling down the crypto rabbit hole led Griff to become a deep Ethereum community member, eventually launching The DAO. The story of the DAO's beginnings, hack, and eventual hard for are the stuff of Sci-Fi. Filled with countless stories, this episode follows the life and times of a deeply fascinating member of Layer Zero. ------

    90 - 5 Mental Models for Web3 | Chris Dixon

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 109:01

    Chris Dixon is a general partner at a16z, and gives Bankless listeners a masterclass in understanding the Web3 Metaverse in this episode. There are five essential mental models to understanding why Web3 matters, and they overlap often throughout the course of the conversation. Web3 has begun to impact all corners of digital culture, from media to finance, art and gaming, and even identity. Mental models allow for digestible thinking patterns to understand and predict the world, and Chris lays out how these new digital primitives are changing everything. ✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨ https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-5-mental-models  ------

    ROLLUP: SHIB | WorldCoin | Twitter, Reddit, Disney NFT Platform | Facebook Meta

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 118:23

    DEBATE: BTC vs ETH; Which is more Sound Money?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 108:57

    BTC vs. ETH. It's the crypto title fight. Crypto is a non-zero sum game, but there can only be one #1 blockchain. Which of the two giants has the better monetary policy? What about roadmap? Community? Culture? Tune in as the two communities square off to find out which protocol is the more sound. ***** POOLTOGETHER | DEFI LOTTERY https://bankless.cc/PoolTogether  ***** SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:00 Dennis, Muneeb, and Justin 7:09 What is Money? 11:18 Soundness 14:32 Properties of Bitcoin 19:45 Bitcoin's Security 25:33 Stacks vs Rollups 31:55 Blockspace Value 35:25 Fee Markets & Security 41:05 Properties of Ethereum 45:08 Weak Subjectivity 53:07 Proof-of-Stake 1:01:55 Money vs Smart Contract Platform 1:08:17 Stacks 1:13:24 Money & Execution Layers 1:17:25 Attacking the Network 1:25:27 Slashing & Hard Forks 1:30:37 Soundness & Monetary Policy 1:39:02 Ossifying and Innovation 1:43:29 Closing & Disclaimers Resources: Justin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drakefjustin?s=20  Dennis on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dennis_Porter_?s=20  Muneeb on Twitter: https://twitter.com/muneeb?s=20  ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

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