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Today we are joined by Nicky Ferguson, Founder of It's Not a Science, an energy markets research firm based in Basel, Switzerland. We talk about speculative positioning in oil and natural gas futures, and how to distinguish between price action driven by fundamentals and flows. We discuss real time indicators of oil supply and demand, and the time it takes various investors to absorb new information. Finally, we discuss the limitations of the DXY dollar index as a baseline for measuring commodity price returns, increased options flows given new players in the market, and ways to understand what's going on based on modes of oil transport. Join us for a deep dive with an oil trader turned business owner, for an expert view of the mechanics of the energy market.----------EXCEPTIONAL RESOURCE: Find Out How to Build a Safer & Better Performing Portfolio using this FREE NEW Portfolio Builder Tool----Follow Niels on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or via the TTU website.IT's TRUE ? – most CIO's read 50+ books each year – get your FREE copy of the Ultimate Guide to the Best Investment Books ever written here.And you can get a free copy of my latest book “The Many Flavors of Trend Following” here.Learn more about the Trend Barometer here.Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.orgAnd please share this episode with a like-minded friend and leave an honest Rating & Review on iTunes or Spotify so more people can discover the podcast.Follow Cem on Twitter.Follow Nicky on LinkedInEpisode TimeStamps: 02:46 - Introduction to Ferguson and It's Not a Science 09:42 - The major players in the energy markets 12:56 - Speculative vs. commercial 18:43 - Forecasting the flow 25:02 - What has caused spikes in nat gas? 27:15 - Financial flows in commodity markets 30:22 - Risk considerations 32:14 - The relationship between fundamentals and price action 34:28 - Measuring demand 36:09 - The findings from Ferguson's research 39:46 - Oil on water supply vs land supply 41:33 - The impact...
We talk with Daniele Ganser about his new book, USA: The Ruthless Empire. Ganser is a historian and peace researcher based in Basel, Switzerland. Author of several books in European languages, he is best known in the US as the author of NATO's Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe. You can follow Daniele Ganser on Twitter, Telegram, and YouTube. Special thanks to Seamus McGuinness for producing the episode! Music: "Silent Motion" by Mock Orange
Synopsis Two interesting symphonies had their premieres on today's date just eight years apart. Oddly enough, they were composed nearly ninety years apart. The first was the Symphony in C by George Bizet, written in 1855 when the composer was only 17. It was mislaid in his papers, ignored by Bizet himself as a naive youthful exercise, and not revived until 1935. It was performed for the first time on the 26th of February that year in Basel, Switzerland under the baton of Felix Weingartner, who found a copy of the score that had been kept in the Paris Conservatory. The other work that premiered today was the Fifth Symphony of the American composer Roy Harris. It was written in 1942, during the Second World War, and was reportedly inspired by reports of heroic resistance by the Soviet Union to the Nazi invasion. Harris dedicated this symphony to the Red Army in honor of its 25th anniversary. The first performance—given by Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony on February 26th, 1943—was broadcast via short wave to the Soviet Union. Ironically, despite Harris's unquestionable credentials as a loyal American and enthusiastic patriot, his pro-Soviet Symphony No. 5 was to become something of an embarrassment when our one-time Soviet allies became Public Enemy No. 1 during the long Cold War period that followed the end of the Second World War. Music Played in Today's Program Georges Bizet (1823 - 1892) Symphony No. 1 in C ORTF Orchestra; Jean Martinon, conductor. DG 437 371 Roy Harris (1899 - 1979) Symphony No. 5 Louisville Orchestra; Robert Whitney, conductor. Albany 012
Join us on a journey through the rich history of Talmudic manuscripts and print editions. You will learn that although we don't have manuscripts that can be definitively dated to before the twelfth century, a discerning eye can use extant manuscripts to hear distinct echoes of much older ones. Delve into the fascinating stories linked to the little-known Spanish and Portuguese printings that coincided with the end of Jewish life on the Iberian Peninsula and to Soncino's controversial decision to place Tosafos on the page of the Gemara. Discover the introduction of folio numbers by Daniel Bomberg, and join us in the search for the first rabbi to utilize this revolutionary system. Finally, we'll delve into the heartbreaking story of the burning of the Talmud in 1553 and the draconian censorship that followed, culminating in the notorious Basel edition. This lecture was recorded live by Jewish Multimedia Library, a.k.a. JML, Melbourne, Australia. Many additional recordings are available from their website: www.jml.org.au. History and Development of the Talmudic Page
Wird die Fasnacht zur Woke-Kampfzone? Unser Reporterteam ist ins Narrentreiben eingetaucht. Weiter: Naturschützer gegen Stromlobbyisten. Und: Warum der Fall einer ukrainischen Polizistin das Internationale Komitee vom Roten Kreuz in Erklärungsnot bringt. Winnetou unerwünscht: Fasnacht und politische Korrektheit Die Debatte um kulturelle Aneignung erreicht die Fasnacht. Welche Kostüme und Sujets sind an Umzügen ein No-Go? Müssen Pointen von Schnitzelbänklern politisch korrekt sein? Darüber scheiden sich in der Narren-Szene die Geister. Reportage unter Fasnächtlerinnen und Fasnächtler in Basel, Chur, Solothurn und Kriens. Kraftwerke im Naturparadies: Die Pläne der Stromlobby Soll der Umweltschutz gelockert werden, um Wasserkraftanlagen zu bauen? Im Herbst 2022 entschied der Ständerat zugunsten der Wasserkraftnutzung, für national bedeutende Projekte den Biotopschutz zu streichen. Für Umweltschützer inakzeptabel – für Stromlobbyisten zwingend. Im März entscheidet der Nationalrat. Droht die Zerstörung von Naturparadiesen? Der Walliser Mitte-Ständerat Beat Rieder setzt sich für Abstriche beim Naturschutz ein. Er nimmt an der «Rundschau»-Theke Stellung. Gefangen in Mariupol: Die Geschichte von Marianna Die ukrainische Stadt Mariupol steht für die Grausamkeit und die Zerstörungswut der russischen Armee. Ein Jahr nach Kriegsbeginn zeigen wir die Geschichte der ukrainischen Polizistin Marianna. Sie suchte im Stahlwerk von Mariupol Schutz vor den Bomben, wurde durch einen Korridor des IKRK evakuiert und endete in russischer Gefangenschaft.
21 Runden sind gespielt. Und es wird einfach nicht besser mit den Einsätzen der Videoschiedsrichter. Sie melden sich an diesem Wochenende in Zürich, Basel und St. Gallen und sorgen fast überall für Verwunderung und rote Köpfe (siehe Fabian Frei in Basel). Der FC Luzern hat das weltweit vielleicht einmalige Erlebnis in den letzten drei Runden, dass er vier Tore erhielt, viermal auf Elfmeter und viermal nach Intervention des VAR.«Ich hätte den VAR gerne wieder weg», sagt Oliver Gut. «Dann passieren halt Fehler auf einem anderen Niveau.» Gut findet keine Unterstützung in der Runde. Dominic Wuillemin sagt: «Unbedingt pro VAR.» Und Fabian Sangines: «Der VAR macht den Fussball grundsätzlich immer noch fairer.» Für sie ist nicht der VAR das grosse Problem, sondern die Handsregel.Der FC Basel ist ein Thema, an dem wir einfach nicht vorbeikommen. Sangines ist fasziniert von dem, was da Woche für Woche abgeht. Und Wuillemin findet bezeichnend für die Situation, dass Interimstrainer Heiko Vogel sagt, wann der neue Cheftrainer allenfalls kommt. Das hat damit zu tun, dass der Interimstrainer auch Sportdirektor ist und möglicherweise eitel genug ist, selbst an der Seitenlinie bleiben zu wollen. Gut vermutet mit Blick aufs Saisonende und die Ausrichtung des Vereins: «Der FCB steht dann nicht besser da.»Wenigstens ist sich die Runde einig, dass der FCB nicht zu den Kandidaten für den Barrageplatz gehört. Dem FCZ traut sie zu, sich in Sicherheit zu bringen. Bleiben noch GC, Sion und Winterthur als gefährdete Teams übrig. Gerade Sion kommt in der Wertung nicht gut weg. Für Wuillemin ist das seit Wochen die schlechteste Mannschaft der Liga.Wir freuen uns über Kritik, Streicheleinheiten oder Fragen, die wir in den kommenden Folgen gern beantworten. Die «Dritte Halbzeit» erscheint im Wochenrhythmus. Schreiben Sie uns hier in die Kommentare, via Instagram an dritte.halbzeit.podcast, melden Sie sich auf Twitter bei @razinger oder via E-Mail bei email@example.com.
Hosts: Ansel Lindner and Christian Keroles Fed Watch is a macro podcast with a clear contrarian thesis of a deflationary breakdown of the financial system leading to bitcoin adoption. We question narratives and schools of thought, and try to form new understanding. Each episode we use current events to question mainstream and bitcoin narratives across the globe, with an emphasis on central banks and currencies. (Find all associated charts at bitcoinandmarkets.com/fed132) In this episode, we discuss US CPI for January 2023 and use different commodities and macro prices and indicators to understand and interpret the data. We look at things like the bitcoin price, the dollar, energy and shipping costs. The latter two were the main drivers behind the 2021-2022 CPI rises. What we found was that there are no price pressures whatsoever in the economy. Nothing that could duplicate the effects from the last couple of years. We also talk about the updates to the CPI calculations and try to come to a conclusion, whether they pushed CPI higher in January or lower. Then we get into a new policy statement by the ECB, which threatens European banks that, although not legally binding and not even through the approval process, banks must comply with the new Basel limits on bitcoin in reserves. Of course, this is crazy, and going to lead to tons of problems when bitcoin pumps. Thanks for joining us. If you are reading this, hit the like and subscribe button! Constant updates on bitcoin and macro Free weekly Bitcoin Fundamentals Report Find More and Follow Ansel Lindner On Twitter Christian Keroles On Twitter Watch this Episode: YouTube || Rumble Slide deck US January CPI release ECB threatens banks Bitcoin Magazine coverage of Basel tiers for bitcoin If you enjoy this content please LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, REVIEW on iTunes, and SHARE! Written by Ansel Lindner THIS EPISODE'S SPONSORS: Moon Mortgage River Bitcoin 2023 Miami Bitcoin Magazine Bitcoin Magazine Pro
https://Art2Life.com - Art-making is a world of endless possibilities. It's a door that anyone has the eligibility to walk through. And when we surrender ourselves to that journey, the impact is felt even beyond the things we create. Meet Insa Hoffman, a talented painter of abstracted landscapes from Basel, Germany. She first crossed my path as an attendee of our Creative Visionary Program in 2016, and has since become a friend whose personal art journey has become a great source of shared learning. Join us as we share some of that learning around the ideas of playfulness, process, and the spirit of possibility and hope that comes from creation. ================================ LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN… The importance of playfulness and creating a vision for your art [2:45] How Insa chases freedom in her work [16:25] Exploring the concept of contrast and finding ourselves through art-making [20:15] Trusting the process and the power of doing [30:11] The spirit of possibility and hope in art-making and the impact of the Creative Visionary Program [37:32] ================================ RESOURCES MENTIONED The 2023 Free Art2Life Online Workshop: www.artlifefree.com 2020 Keynote Speech about The Power Of Art: https://youtu.be/02ieovJmDjc ================================= CONNECT WITH INSA HOFFMANN Website: http://www.insahoffmann.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insahoffmann/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/insa-hoffmann-96a7259a/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPx6w5--BEo_Vs7yfUTvYUA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/insa.hoffmann.5 ============================= CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE: Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life
The Gang Talks "The Big Game". A long overdue show “Writers' Room” is in session with Sam Basel, ClubFootJim, and Jordan Laube joining the pod to talk Super Bowl. The crew gives their take on the Pro Bowl, we make our predictions and picks for Sunday, and we give a eulogy to our teams as they embark onto the offseason. We also see a new side of Basel, who shares his displeasure with pro-sports being rigged conspiracies and Kevin Costner sports movies as a whole. We're proud to present Manscaped as our latest partner! What guy wouldn't want The Right Tools for The Job?! Head over to manscaped.com/house, or use the code HOUSE at checkout for 20% off AND free shipping on your order. Thanks for listening! Remember to hit the follow button on Spotify, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/beersbusinessandballs/support
Sanna Almajedi speaks to Maria Chávez on the occasion of Topography of Sound (2007–now) at e-flux. The conversation is followed by an excerpt from the performance, Maria's first public live show since a medically induced sabbatical. Maria Chávez is an abstract turntablist, conceptual sound artist, and DJ based in New York and born in Lima, Peru. Coincidence, chance, and failures are themes that are at the heart of her practice, which expands from the world of sound to sculpture and other disciplines. Chávez is one of the only people, if not the only person, in the world that uses the double-headed RAKE turntable needles in her live performances. She uses broken needles that bounce and scratch in their attempt to play a groove. Sometimes she breaks the record itself and stacks broken shards of vinyl on the turntable. Through these experimentations, Chávez utilizes destruction as a method to discover new sonic worlds. Chávez's influences stem from improvised contemporary music; she is an avid practitioner of deep listening and was mentored by the composer Pauline Oliveros. Chávez describes her turntablism technique as taking the detritus of vinyl and repurposing it into sonic sculptures that can be compared to improvised musique concrète pieces. Her latest body of work, a series of white Carrara marble sculptures, handmade in her studio in Carrara, Italy, has revealed a parallel with her vinyl practice. Chávez is on the cover of Thom Holmes's book Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture (Routledge, 2020). She was a David Tudor and Robert Rauschenberg arts fellow and research fellow for Goldsmith's Sound Practice Research Department. Her large-scale sound and multi-media installations along with other works have been shown at the Getty Museum, the Judd Foundation, Documenta 14, and HeK (Haus der Elektronischen Künste Basel) among others. She is also part of Don't Blame it on Zen: The Way of John Cage & Friends, currently on view at MoCA Jacksonville. Chávez is the author of Of Technique: Chance Procedures on Turntable (2012), which is the first book about abstract turntablism. This book has developed a reputation as both an academic resource and a foundational text for a new generation of turntablists. She has contributed to many other publications including e-flux Architecture with “Too Much Reality”—a text about neuroplasticity and its place in the arts. In 2023, Chávez will be an artist-in-residence at the Counterflows Festival in Glasgow, Scotland and at the Rewire Festival in the Hague, the Netherlands.
For Art Basel, the most well known art fair in the world, the fourth quarter of 2022 marked the end of one era, and the beginning of another. In early November, leadership of the company transitioned to Noah Horowitz, who returned after a roughly year-long stint at Sotheby's to become the first ever CEO of the same fair brand where he served as director of the Americas from 2015 to 2021. But clearing Horowitz's path to the chief executive's office was the one and only Marc Spiegler. Spiegler shocked the art world in October 2022 by announcing that he would end his decade-long campaign as Art Basel's global director at the end of that year (though he will stay on as an advisor through June of this one). During his time at the helm, Spiegler oversaw a transformation of the company across multiple dimensions, including doubling the annual number of Art Basel fairs; dramatically expanding the company's digital presence; quintupling the size of its staff; responding to a global pandemic; and much more. It's not an exaggeration to say that, if you look closely at these shifts, they mirror back some of the most important ways that the art business as a whole has morphed during the 21st century. Art Business Editor, Tim Schneider, sits down with Marc in mid-January for the first extended interview he has given in his post-Basel professional life.
Sirene und Blaulicht gehören zu ihrem Berufsalltag: Uli Lux und Patricia Ulrich sind Rettungssanitäterinnen in Zürich. Wie gehen sie mit dem steigenden Druck im Notfall um? Dann: Das Ringen der Schweizer Politik um Waffen an die Ukraine. Und: Flucht vor den Taliban. Ambulanzen am Limit: Blaulicht-Reportage Rettungssanitäterinnen und Rettungssanitäter stehen unter Dauerstress – seit Covid mehr als je zuvor. Die Notrufe für Ambulanzen nehmen zu. Aber: Es fehlt an Rettungspersonal. Einsatzschichten müssen gestrichen werden. Jetzt schlagen die Betroffenen Alarm. Die «Rundschau» ist unterwegs mit Rettungsteams in Zürich, Basel und Schaffhausen. Waffen an die Ukraine: Showdown in Bundesbern Soll die Schweiz für die Lieferung von Munition und Panzern an die Ukraine Hand bieten? Lange tat sich wenig in dieser Frage. Nun kommt in Bundesbern plötzlich Bewegung auf: In der Schweiz hergestellte Waffen sollen unter gewissen Umständen auch von anderen Ländern an kriegführende Staaten weitergegeben werden dürfen. Wir zeigen die Debatte. Muss das Gesetz wegen des Kriegs in der Ukraine gelockert werden? Nein, sagt Marionna Schlatter. An der «Rundschau»-Theke erklärt die grüne Nationalrätin, warum ihre Partei sich gegen Lockerungen stellt. Flüchtende Afghanen: Steiniger Weg in die Schweiz Seit der Machtübernahme der Taliban ist Afghanistan ein gefährlicher Ort für alle, die das Weltbild der «Gotteskrieger» nicht teilen. Viele versuchen zu fliehen – auch in die Schweiz. Wir sprechen mit einer Afghanin, die es geschafft hat, und mit solchen, die weiter für ein Visum kämpfen. Hilfswerke kritisieren: die Entscheide der Schweiz seien nicht nachvollziehbar.
Mo Salah was a teenager playing for Cairo-based club Arab Contractors in the Egyptian Premier League, when he was spotted by Sascha Empacher, the founder of the SPOCS football agency. Today, Salah is one of the world's greatest players, after a series of transfers took from Basel, Chelsea, Roma and to his current home, Liverpool. Empacher's business has also grown considerably, making him ideally placed to star in the recent documentary, called Deadline Day: Football's Transfer Window, produced by Pitch International and available to watch on Sky Documentaries and NOW. This is a conversation about the role of football agents, the myths and the reality of what they do, set against a backdrop of proposed legislation of the agency market by FIFA. We discuss the impact of American ownership in the Premier League and compare that to the relatively sluggish financial performance of Bundesliga clubs and how that impacts on their ability to develop talent; what professionalisation of the agency market would mean and the complex job of nurturing, and marketing, footballers from Africa. Unofficial Partner is the leading podcast for the business of sport. A mix of entertaining and thought provoking conversations with a who's who of the global industry. To join our community of listeners, sign up to the weekly UP Newsletter and follow us on Twitter @UnffclPrtnr
Im Rahmen eines Pilotprojekts verkaufen neun Basler Apotheken seit dieser Woche Cannabis an Teilnehmende einer entsprechenden Studie. Läuft alles nach Plan, bieten im Sommer auch andere Städte legal Cannabis an. Frank Zobel von «Sucht Schweiz» wertet die Erkenntnisse der Studie aus. Cannabis ist die am häufigste konsumierte illegale Substanz in der Schweiz. Laut Schätzungen der Universität Genf werden pro Tag 750'000 Joints geraucht. Mehr als ein Drittel der Bevölkerung hat schon mindestens einmal im Leben gekifft. Trotz diesen Zahlen gilt Cannabis in der Schweiz noch als verbotene Droge. Ein Pilotprojekt in Basel-Stadt soll nun eine Diskussionsgrundlage für die künftige Cannabis-Politik liefern: Seit dieser Woche dürfen in Basel rund 370 Teilnehmende eines ersten Pilotprojekts legal kiffen. Neun Basler Apotheken verkaufen neben Kopfwehtabletten und Hustensirup auch Cannabisblüten. Der Basler Versuch soll die Auswirkungen eines regulierten Verkaufs auf die Gesundheit und auf das Konsumverhalten untersuchen. In einem halben Jahr sind weitere Pilotstudien in Bern, Lausanne, Genf und Zürich geplant. Die Stiftung Sucht Schweiz ist in diese Pilotprojekte involviert. Frank Zobel, Vizedirektor von Sucht Schweiz ist Mitglied der Eidgenössischen Kommission für Fragen zu Sucht. Er wertet die Versuche wissenschaftlich aus.
At least three area theater companies in Connecticut are showcasing work by Latinx women playwrights this winter: "Water by the Spoonful" by Quiara Alegría Hudes at Capitol Classics from Jan. 25 to Jan. 29 "Queen of Basel" by Hilary Bettis at TheaterWorks Feb. 3 to Feb. 26 "Espejos: Clean" by Christine Quintana at Hartford Stage Jan. 12 to March 5 "Queen of Basel" boasts an all-Latinx cast and crew, while "Espejos: Clean" is a bilingual production with supertitles projected over the stage. This hour, we go behind-the-scenes with playwrights, directors and actors, hearing about each powerful production, and the importance of spotlighting Latinx stories where we live. GUESTS: Hilary Bettis: Playwright, "Queen of Basel" Cristina Angeles: Director, "Queen of Basel" at TheaterWorks Cin Martinez: Playwright; Actor, "Water by the Spoonful" at Capitol Classics Melissa Crespo: Director, "Espejos/Clean" at Hartford Stage; Associate Artistic Director, Syracuse Stage Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cannabis-Studie in Basel startet, Südgrenze wird zusehends zum Hotspot der Migration, Kunststar Ai Weiwei Kritisiert Schweizer China-Politik, deutsche Autohersteller bauen auf extra laute Autos
Es gibt ja für jede Generation ein paar Filme, die es geschafft haben, ein sogenanntes Lebensgefühl einzufangen und abzubilden. Überhaupt: toll, diese Filme, die wie unsichtbare Fotoalben fest in unserem kollektiven Gedächtnis liegen und nie wieder herausfallen, sie standen für eine Zeit und ihre Themen, Klamotten, Redewendungen, für Musik und Humor. Was kann es Schöneres geben für eine Regisseurin oder einen Regisseur, als für genau diese Art von Film verantwortlich zu sein. Im Falle unseres heutigen Gastes ist dies gleich mehrfach geschehen: Du mich auch, meschugge, Väter, Alles auf Zucker, um nur einige zu nennen. Drehbuch UND Regie: Dani Levy. Da ist viel los, im Kopf des 1957 in Basel zur Welt gekommenen Schweizers. Woher kommen die immer neuen Ideen? Wie viel Platz lässt er den immer starken Persönlichkeiten seiner Darstellerinnen und Darsteller, wenn die Kameras erstmal laufen? Und wie ist das eigentlich mit dem "Scheich"? Playlist: Camille - She was The Kinks - Dead End Street Deep Purple - Child in Time Fleetwood Mac - The Chain Agnes Obel - Familiar Rag'n Bone Man - Human Bob Dylan - Hurricane Bobby McFerrin - He ran all the way Diese Podcast-Episode steht unter der Creative Commons Lizenz CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.
Since 2020, Europe's financial sector has been severely stress-tested by a global pandemic and a major land war yet, compared to the period between 2007 and 2012, the impact has been remarkably muted. Still minnows compared to their US peers, Europe's post-crisis recapitalised banks nevertheless have held up well. And so, by and large, has the quality of their assets despite ten years of slow growth and low inflation followed by enormous volatility, high inflation and interest rates heading to two-decade highs. How much of this has been luck? How much is due to the redesign of European banking supervision after the punishing experience of the 2007-12 crisis? What still has to be done? To answer these questions, Robert Holzmann and Fernando Restoy have pulled together 21 contributors from policy-making and the academy to examine these fundamental questions in Central Banks and Supervisory Architecture in Europe: Lessons from Crises in the 21st Century (Edward Elgar, 2022). Since 2019, Robert Holzmann has been governor of the Austrian national bank and his country's representative on the European Central Bank's governing council. Formerly, an economist at the OECD, the IMF and the World Bank, Holzmann has taught economics full-time in Vienna and Saarland and as a visiting scholar at Harvard and Oxford. Since 2017, Fernando Restoy has chaired the Financial Stability Institute at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel. Trained at the LSE and Harvard, Restoy joined the Bank of Spain in 1991 and rose to the position of deputy governor, chairman of Spain's FROB crisis resolution authority, and a member of the supervisory board of the ECB's Single Supervisory Mechanism. *Holzmann's book recommendations are: Global Discord: Values and Power in a Fractured World Order by Paul Tucker (Princeton University Press, 2022), Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State also by Tucker (Princeton University Press, 2018), and Der Dreißigjährige Krieg: Europäische Katastrophe, Deutsches Trauma 1618-1648 by Herfried Münkler (Rowohlt Berlin, 2017). Restoy chose A Promised Land by Barack Obama (Viking, 2020) and Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed (William Heinemann, 2009). Tim Gwynn Jones is an economic and political-risk analyst at Medley Advisors and writes the Twenty-Four Two newsletter on Substack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
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Since 2020, Europe's financial sector has been severely stress-tested by a global pandemic and a major land war yet, compared to the period between 2007 and 2012, the impact has been remarkably muted. Still minnows compared to their US peers, Europe's post-crisis recapitalised banks nevertheless have held up well. And so, by and large, has the quality of their assets despite ten years of slow growth and low inflation followed by enormous volatility, high inflation and interest rates heading to two-decade highs. How much of this has been luck? How much is due to the redesign of European banking supervision after the punishing experience of the 2007-12 crisis? What still has to be done? To answer these questions, Robert Holzmann and Fernando Restoy have pulled together 21 contributors from policy-making and the academy to examine these fundamental questions in Central Banks and Supervisory Architecture in Europe: Lessons from Crises in the 21st Century (Edward Elgar, 2022). Since 2019, Robert Holzmann has been governor of the Austrian national bank and his country's representative on the European Central Bank's governing council. Formerly, an economist at the OECD, the IMF and the World Bank, Holzmann has taught economics full-time in Vienna and Saarland and as a visiting scholar at Harvard and Oxford. Since 2017, Fernando Restoy has chaired the Financial Stability Institute at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel. Trained at the LSE and Harvard, Restoy joined the Bank of Spain in 1991 and rose to the position of deputy governor, chairman of Spain's FROB crisis resolution authority, and a member of the supervisory board of the ECB's Single Supervisory Mechanism. *Holzmann's book recommendations are: Global Discord: Values and Power in a Fractured World Order by Paul Tucker (Princeton University Press, 2022), Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State also by Tucker (Princeton University Press, 2018), and Der Dreißigjährige Krieg: Europäische Katastrophe, Deutsches Trauma 1618-1648 by Herfried Münkler (Rowohlt Berlin, 2017). Restoy chose A Promised Land by Barack Obama (Viking, 2020) and Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed (William Heinemann, 2009). Tim Gwynn Jones is an economic and political-risk analyst at Medley Advisors and writes the Twenty-Four Two newsletter on Substack. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science
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The Corporation Of The City Of London• City of London, municipal corporation and borough, London, England. Sometimes called “the Square Mile,” it is one of the "33" boroughs that make up the large metropolis of Greater London. The borough lies on the north bank of the River Thames between the Temple Bar memorial pillar (commemorating the old Temple Bar gate) and the base of Tower Hill. The City Corporation is Britain's oldest local government; it has the status of a county, with powers that exceed those of London's "32" other boroughs, notably the control of its own police force. “The City,” as it is known, is only a component, relatively small in area, of the larger urban area known as London. Its area corresponds closely to that of the ancient city from which modern London has grown. The City belongs geographically to the historic county of Middlesex, but its special status and privileges gave it autonomy from that county for most of its history. Britannica The Latin motto of the City is Domine dirige nos, which translates as "Master, direct (guide) us". It appears to have been adopted in the 17th century, as the earliest record of it is in 1633. A banner of the arms (the design on the shield) is flown as a flag of the City. 14 dragon statues guarding the city of London. Many other depictions of Dragons adorn various buildings. Some inside, & some on the outer structure. Two at the main gates of the city. The crest of the city has the two dragons with the white shield and a Red Cross, & sword. The cross, & sword resemble upside down crosses. The official explanation says the crest is an homage to St. George was depicted in a fictional story saving a princess from a dragon. The story was loosely based on St. George being a Templar Knight, & is often depicted in armor riding a stallion. The Knight's Templar flags were also white with red crosses. https://londonist.com/london/secret/dragon Must Watch! Occult Symbolism On Buildings In The Corporation Of The City Of London https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2yv8x4 Same Video On YT https://youtu.be/M9eHVWMF3XU Another Great Video Showing More Symbolism In The City https://youtu.be/8lMpTrgqt0M More Symbolism https://andrewgough.co.uk/london/ Gog, & Magog Symbolism In London https://londonist.com/2016/01/gog-and-magog-who-are-they-and-what-do-they-have-to-do-with-london We learned earlier that the Corporation City Of London is a, or the, most important city in the world for finance. Not to mention, a tax haven, & overseer of other British-controlled tax havens like the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, the BVI, Gibraltar, & Bermuda. Elite City of London Taxhavens American banks moved their assets to "the City" to escape regulations. Secrecy Jurisdictions, Cayman Islands... https://youtu.be/-YgFDZNXPyg The Templar Temple happens to be located in the Corporation City Of Government. The very place they ran their banking empire. Also, remember that one other other main hubs for The Templars was in Switzerland. Still famous for its banks. Not to mention, suspiciously the home of the Bank For International Settlements. Explain BIS. Like the Templars, the Corporation of The City Of London is exempt from laws that others have to go by. The connections are too much to ignore. List of banks in London http://www.ukcities.co.uk/City_of_London/Financial_Services/Banks_and_Building_Societies/ City of London ‘set for exemption from new global tax rules' https://www.cityam.com/city-of-london-set-for-exemption-from-new-global-tax-rules/ Another connection• It's well known, & even admitted in some circles that Freemasonry is the offspring of The Templars. Freemasonry is predominant in the square mile. The honorable Lord Mayor of the city is closely aligned with Freemasonry, & many Lord Mayors have been Masons. As many as 5000 Freemasons March in the yearly parade celebrating the election of the new Lord Mayor. The alleged oldest Masonic Lodge is located in the city. Author Stephen Knight wrote two detailed books about the influence of Freemasonry in London. He focused especially on the various police forces, & how Masonry had created a true good ole boy network which allowed numerous criminal acts to go unpunished. Stephen explains a little bit about the structure of government in the city. Knights Templars Hidden History: World Controllers, Knights Templars, City of London, Unknown American History (1of2) https://sarahwestall.com/hidden-history-world-controllers-knights-templars-city-of-london-unknown-american-history-1of2/ Stephen Knight Book Excerpts https://x-cain.angelfire.com/cityoflondon.html Oldest Grand Lodge In London https://www.thetravel.com/the-oldest-masonic-grand-lodge/ Freemasons Hall https://www.countrylife.co.uk/architecture/grand-lodge-the-freemasons-hall-london-a-temple-to-peace-236315 Over 5,000 Freemasons and the Lord Mayor Attend the Services. Send any friend a story. https://www.nytimes.com/1897/12/03/archives/bicentenary-at-st-pauls-over-5000-freemasons-and-the-lord-mayor.html Lord Mayor Procession https://londonist.com/2015/11/deaths-hate-and-cancellations-800-years-of-the-lord-mayor-s-show?ref=related_links The Lord Mayor Of London The Guildhall Lodge was consecrated at the Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, on Tuesday, 14 November 1905. Since then, no fewer than sixty-two Lord Mayors have been Masters of the Lodge, whose membership comprises both elected members of the Corporation of London and its salaried officers. https://erenow.net/common/the-brotherhood-the-secret-world-of-the-freemasons/25.php Mansion House https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-us/about-the-city-of-london-corporation/mansion-house/about-mansion-house The Remembrancer Three Corporations run the world: City of London, Washington DC and Vatican City | sinhalanet.net The City Of London Livery Companies https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-us/law-historic-governance/livery-companies In "The City" of London, Corporations get to vote, & make up about 3/4 of all voters. https://youtu.be/z1ROpIKZe-c The medieval, unaccountable Corporation of London is ripe for protest https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/oct/31/corporation-london-city-medieval The International Bar Association Is Now located in the Temple Church where the Templar headquarters was located. The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, commonly known as the Inner Temple, is one of the four Inns of Court and is a professional associations for barristers and judges. To be called to the Bar and practise as a barrister in England and Wales, a person must belong to one of these Inns. It is located in the wider Temple area, near the Royal Courts of Justice, and within the City of London. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_Temple Bar Association http://theftbydeception.blogspot.com/2010/02/bar-association-history-who-owns-us.html?m=1 "Leading justice scholars in the system of the UK are well aware that ....the Temple Church as the cradle of Common Law" https://knightstemplarorder.org/heritage/templar-magna-carta/ The Conspiracy About The Bar Association Quote: "The government and legal system of the United States, Canada, Austraila, New Zealand and of course Britain, is totally controlled by the Crown. I have also stated that the British Monarch is not the Crown. The Crown is the Inner City of London, which is an independent State in London belonging to the Vatican system. It is a banking cartel which has a massive system around and beneath, which hides its true power. The City is in fact the Knights Templar Church, also known as the Crown Temple or Crown Templar, and is located between Fleet Street and Victoria Embankment. The Temple grounds are also home to the Crown Offices at Crown Office Row. The Crown Temple controls the Global'Legal'system, including those in the United States, Canada,Australia, and much more; this is because all Bar Associations are franchises of the International Bar Association at the Inns of Court at Crown Temple based at Chancery Lane in London. All Bar Associations are franchises of the Crown and all Bar Attorneys/ Barristers throughout the world pledge a solemn oath to the Temple, even though many may not be aware that this is what they are doing. Bar Association 'licensed' Solicitors / Barristers must keep to their Oath, Pledge and terms of allegiance to the Crown Temple if they are to be "called to the Bar" and work in the legal profession. The ruling Monarch is also subordinate to the Crown Temple, this as been so since the reign of King John in the 13th century when Royal Sovereignty was transferred to the Crown Temple and, through this, to the Roman Church. King John 1167-1216 is the key to this deception." "The present Queen of England is not the "Crown," as we have all been led to believe. Rather, it is the Bankers and Attornies (Attorneys) who are the actual Crown or Crown Temple. The Monarch aristocrats of England have not been ruling sovereigns since the reign of King John, circa 1215. All royal sovereignty of the old British Crown since that time has passed to the Crown Temple in Chancery. The U.S.A. is not the free and sovereign nation that our federal government tells us it is. If this were true, we would not be dictated to by the Crown Temple through its bankers and attornies. The U.S.A. is controlled and manipulated by this private foreign power and our unlawful Federal U.S. Government is their pawnbroker. The bankers and Bar Attorneys in the U.S.A. are a franchise in oath and allegiance to the Crownat Chancery - the Crown Temple Church and its Chancel located at Chancery Lane - a manipulative body of elite bankers and attorners from the independent City of London who violate the law in America by imposingfraudulent "legal" - but totally unlawful - contracts on the American people. The banks Rule the Temple Church and the Attorners carry out their Orders by controlling their victim's judiciary." "The legal system (judiciary) of the U.S.A. is controlled by the CrownTemple from the independent and sovereign City of London. The private Federal Reserve System, which issues fiat U.S. Federal Reserve Notes, is financially owned and controlled by the Crown from Switzerland, the home and legal origin for the charters of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and most importantly, the Bank of International Settlements. Even Hitler respected his Crown bankers by not bombing Switzerland. The Bank of International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland [Vatican bank] controls all the central banks of the G7 nations. He who controls the gold rules the world." "The people who comprise the citizenry of a state are recognised only within natural and common law as is already established by God's Law. Only a State Citizen can be a party to an action within a State Court. A common state citizen cannot be recognised in that court because he doesn't legally exist in Crown Chancery Courts. In order to be recognised in their State Courts, the common man must be converted to that of a corporate or legal entity (a legal fiction). Now you know why they create such an entity using all capital letters within Birth Certificates issued by the State. They convert the common lawful man of God into a fictional legal entity subject to Administration by State Rules, Orders and Codes (there is no "law" within any Rule or Code). Of course, Rules, Codes, etc. do not apply to the lawful common man of the Lord of lords, so the man with inherent Godly law and rights must be converted into a legal "Person" of fictional "status" (another legal term) in order for their legal - but completely unlawful - State Judiciary (Chancery Courts) to have authority over him." The CrownTemple Article By: Rule of Mystery Babylon The Templars of the Crown https://wakeup-world.com/2013/11/05/the-crown-empire-and-the-city-of-london-corporation/
Jonathan Leighton is an ethics strategist and social change advocate. He is the author of The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe (2011), in which he takes a methodical approach to answering the question “What matters?”, tying in findings from physics, biology, psychology and philosophy. Since June 2016 he is the Executive Director of the Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering (OPIS), a Swiss think-and-do tank he founded to promote the application of compassionate ethics to societal decision-making. OPIS has been advocating for better access to effective medications for people in severe pain, including patients with terminal cancer or cluster headaches, and more generally, for governments to prioritise the prevention of intense suffering of all sentient beings. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Leighton trained as a research molecular biologist, obtaining an AB from Harvard University and a PhD from the University of Basel. He has worked as a scientist studying the molecular basis of olfaction, as well as in global health and biotech communications. He is one of the leading proponents of a contemporary approach to ethics that focuses explicitly on the prevention and alleviation of suffering.
Synopsis In 1933, Aaron Copland introduced Roy Harris to Serge Koussevitzky, the famous conductor of the Boston Symphony in those days. Now, Koussevitzky was one of the great patrons of American music and was always looking for new American music and new American composers. Roy Harris had been described to him as an "American Mussorgsky," which probably intrigued the Russian-born conductor. When Koussevitzky learned that Harris had been born in a log cabin in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, on Abraham Lincoln's birthday, no less – well, perhaps he hoped the 41-year old Harris might produce music equally all-American in origin. "Write me a big symphony from the West," asked Koussevitzky, and Harris responded with a three-movement orchestral work titled: "Symphony, 1933," which had its premiere performance on today's date in 1934 with the Boston Symphony under Koussevitzky's direction. Koussevitzky loved it. "I think that nobody has captured in music the essence of American life -- its vitality, its greatness, its strength -- so well as Roy Harris," enthused the famous conductor, who recorded the piece at Carnegie Hall in New York just one week after its premiere. And it was Koussevitzky's Boston Symphony that would subsequently premiere Harris's Second, Third, Fifth and Sixth Symphonies as well. Music Played in Today's Program Roy Harris (1898 – 1979) Symphony 1933 (No. 1) Louisville Orchestra; Jorge Mester, conductor Albany 012 On This Day Births 1924 - American composer Warren Benson, in Detroit, Michigan; Deaths 1795 - German composer Johann Christioph Friedrich Bach, age 62, in Bückeburg 1993 - American composer and teacher Kenneth Gaburo, age 66, in Iowa City; Premieres 1732 - Handel: opera "Ezio" (Julian date: Jan.15); 1790 - Mozart: opera, "Così fan tutte," in Vienna at the Burgtheater; 1873 - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2, in Moscow (Gregorian date: Feb. 7); 1882 - Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D, in St. Petersburg (Gregorian date: Feb. 7); 1905 - Schoenberg: symphonic poem "Pelleas und Melisande," in Vienna, with the composer conducting; 1908 - Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in St. Petersburg (Gregorian date: Feb. 8); 1911 - Richard Strauss: opera, “Der Rosenkavalier,” in Dresden at the Hofoper, conducted by Ernst von Schuch, with vocal soloists Margarethe Siems (Marschallin), Eva von der Osten (Octavian), Minnie Nast (Sophie), Karl Perron (Baron Ochs), and Karl Scheidemantel (Faninal); 1920 - Prokofiev: "Overture on Hebrew Themes," in New York by the Zimro Ensemble, with the composer at the piano; 1922 - Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3 "Pastoral," by the Royal Philharmonic, London, Sir Adrian Boult conducting; 1934 - Roy Harris: Symphony No. 1, by the Boston Symphony, Serge Koussevitzky conducting; 1952 - Ernst von Dohnányi: Violin Concerto No. 2, in San Antonio, Texas; 1957 - Bernstein: "Candide" Overture (concert version), by New York Philharmonic conducted by the composer; The musical "Candide" had opened at the Martin Beck Theater in New York City on December 1, 1956; 1957 - Poulenc: opera, "Les dialogues des carmélites" (The Dialogues of the Carmelites) in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala, Nino Sanzogno conducting; 1962 - Diamond: Symphony No. 7, by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting; 1966 - Dominick Argento: Variations for Orchestra and Soprano (The Masque of Night"), at the St. Paul Campus Student Center of the University of Minnesota, by the Minneapolis Civic Orchestra, Thomas Nee conducting, with soprano Carolyn Bailey; A second performance took place on Jan. 27th at Coffmann Memorial Union on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota; 1967 - Frank Martin: Cello Concerto, in Basel, Switzerland; 1994 - Elisabetta Brusa: “La Triade” for large orchestra, by the Tirana (Albania) Radio and Television Orchestra, Gilberto Serembe conducting; 1994 - Christopher Rouse: Cello Concerto, by the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by David Zinman, with Yo-Yo Ma the soloist; 1995 - Joan Tower: "Duets for Orchestra," by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Christoph Perick conducting. Links and Resources On Roy Harris
Synopsis The first Piano Concerto by Brahms received its premiere public performance on today's date in 1859 with the Hanover Court Orchestra under the direction of Brahms's close friend Joseph Joachim and its 25-year composer as soloist. That first night audience had never heard anything quite like it. In his biography of Brahms, Jan Swafford describes what was expected of a piano concerto back then, namely “virtuosic brilliance, dazzling cadenzas, not too many minor keys, [and nothing] too tragic.” “To the degree that these were the rules,” writes Swafford, “[Brahms] violated every one of them.” His concerto opens with heaven-storming drama, continues with deeply melancholic lyricism, and closes with something akin to hard-fought, even grim, triumph. Rather than a display of flashy virtuosity, Brahms's concerto comes off as somber and deeply emotional. A second performance, five days later in Leipzig, was hissed. "I am experimenting and feeling my way,” Brahms wrote to his friend Joachim, adding, "all the same, the hissing was rather too much." Now regarded a dark Romantic masterpiece, it's important to remember how long it took audiences to warm to Brahms' music. The American composer Elliott Carter recalled that even in the 1920s, Boston concert goers used to quip that the exit signs meant, "This way in case of Brahms." Music Played in Today's Program Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15 - I. Maestoso - Poco più moderato Maurizio Pollini, piano; Berlin Philharmonic; Claudio Abbado, cond. DG 447041 On This Day Births 1899 - Russian-born American composer Alexander Tcherepnin, in St. Petersburg (Julian date: Jan. 9); Deaths 1851 - German opera composer Albert Lortzing, age 49, in Berlin; 1948 - Italian composer Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, age 72, in Venice; Premieres 1713 - Handel: opera "Teseo" (Julian date: Jan. 10); 1725 - Bach: Sacred Cantata No. 111 ("Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit") performed on the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany as part of Bach's second annual Sacred Cantata cycle in Leipzig (1724/25); 1816 - Cherubini: "Requiem," in Paris; 1880 - Rimsky-Korsakov: opera "May Night," in St. Petersburg, Napravnik conducting (Julian date: Jan. 9); 1904 - Janácek: opera "Jenufa" in Brno at the National Theater; 1927 - Roussel: Suite in F for orchestra, in Boston; 1929 - Schreker: opera "Der Schatzgräber" (The Treasure Hunter), in Frankfurt at the Opernhaus; 1930 - Shostakovich: Symphony No. 3 ("May First"), in Leningrad; 1936 - Gershwin: "Catfish Row" Suite (from the opera "Porgy and Bess"), by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Alexander Smallens conducting; 1947 - Martinu: "Toccata e due canzona" for chamber orchestra, in Basel, Switzerland; 1968 - Bernstein: song "So Pretty" (a song protesting the Vietnam War) at Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall) in New York City, with singer Barbra Streisand and the composer at the piano; 1968 - Allan Pettersson: Symphony No. 6, in Stockholm; 1988 - Christopher Rouse: Symphony No. 1, by the Baltimore Symphony, David Zinman conducting; Links and Resources On Brahms
Basel, August 2012. Near-to-retirement Swiss harbor pilot Klaus Brunner is nearly home after a long day's work when he is called back to direct an unexpected late-night cargo ship departure. But what seems a routine if inconvenient assignment changes dramatically when he discovers the true nature of the cargo they're carrying — and must take drastic action if he hopes to escape with his life. Rated AD-PG, so parental guidance is suggested Contains one use of “damn,” a few instances of “hell,” some “my God” exclamations (in English, German, and French), some fairly rude culture-specific slang, as well as a couple of instance of foreign-language saltiness. Plus assorted forms of sometimes-lethal violence (as well as implied and explicit threats thereof), gunshots, explosions, video game addiction, and cold calculations that adversely affect human lives.
Eine Rentnerin ersticht ein Kind. Ein Student prügelt seinen Kollegen tot. In beiden Fällen erscheinen die Motive absurd. Sind sie wahnsinnig? Aber wer im Wahn handelt, der ist nicht schuldfähig. Wie erkennt man Wahnsinnige frühzeitig? Wie stoppt man sie? Je grausamer und unerklärlicher das Verbrechen, desto näher liegt die Vermutung: Der Täter muss wahnsinnig sein. Aber wer im Wahn handelt, der ist möglicherweise nicht schuldfähig. Wie erkennt man zu Wahn neigende Menschen? Wie kann man ihre Taten verhindern? Und wie sind ihre Taten juristisch zu beurteilen? 2019 ersticht die damals 75-jährige Alice F. in Basel einen Schulbuben. Anschliessend schreibt sie eine SMS an verschiedene Bekannte: «Hoi ihr lieben, habe ein Kind getötet damit ich mein Recht zurückbekomme stelle ich mich der Polizei und übernehme die Verantwortung sofern ich nicht als Staatsfeind umgebracht werde.» Der Tat vorausgegangen sind rund 40 Jahre Querulantentum mit zahlreichen Drohungen. Der psychiatrische Gutachter bezeichnet sie als schuldunfähig: Sie habe im Wahn gehandelt. Das bringt auch Bennet S. vor. Der Sohn eines vermögenden Galeristen hat 2014 seinen Kollegen Alex M. auf brutale Art und Weise getötet. Ein Drogenmix aus Kokain und Ketamin soll dazu geführt haben, dass ihm sein Kollege als Alien erschien, das ihn töten wollte. Ist er daher schuldunfähig? Die verschiedenen gerichtlichen Instanzen sind sich uneinig. Dass Bennet S. unter dem Einfluss von Drogen gewalttätig werden kann, wussten er und sein Umfeld. Er sei wegen der erhöhten Psychosegefahr ausdrücklich gewarnt worden, heisst es. Trotzdem kam es zur Tat. Den Schweizer Behörden wurde spätestens mit dem «Fall Leibacher» klar, dass es ein «Bedrohungsmanagement» braucht. Das heisst: Es braucht griffige Instrumente, um Menschen, die drohen und potenziell gefährlich erscheinen, zu erkennen. Gleichzeitig stellt sich die Frage, was sie tun können, wenn jemand «nur» droht, aber noch nicht zur Tat geschritten ist. Es besteht nämlich auch die Gefahr, dass Menschen aus dem Verkehr gezogen werden, deren Verhalten nicht über eine Drohung hinausgeht. Ist etwas passiert, muss sich die Justiz mit der Frage auseinandersetzen, ob diese Menschen schuldfähig sind. Es kann gerade für Hinterbliebene zur schier unerträglichen Situation kommen, dass die Täter gar nicht bestraft oder nur mit geringen Freiheitsstrafen belegt werden – weil sie im Wahn gehandelt haben. Aber wo fängt der Wahn aus juristischer Sicht an? Verschwörungstheorien können beispielsweise auch wahnhafte Züge beim Menschen annehmen. Wen müssen die Behörden dort aus dem Verkehr ziehen? Und wie wäre jemand zu bestrafen, der aufgrund eines «Verschwörungswahns» tötet?
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Die Vorfasnachtveranstaltung «Pfyfferli» komme wie ein Musical daher, sagt Theaterdirektorin Caroline Rasser. Man habe dem Publikum eine gute Zeit gönnen wollen. Der Première-Bericht. Ausserdem: * Tierpflegerin wegen Tierquälerei verurteilt * Sperrungen bei Basler Hardstrasse
In today's podcast, MLex's London-based financial services chief correspondent, Fiona Maxwell, outlines what she expects will be the most important areas of interest for her reporting in 2023: Shadow-banking, Basel 3.1 and the UK's post-Brexit Financial Services Markets Bill. In this special, forward-looking edition of the program, Fiona walks us through the detail of her top three and explains why these regulatory issues matter.
Block199.io Interview For our very first guest podcast, Rantum spoke with ElBarto_crypto a Dune wizard and crypto data scientist, working on research at Block119.io. Recently, he's researched and published on topics like NFT Hodler segmentation, airdrops, and NFT wash trading. How to check if a collection is made of hodlers or flippers Check wash trading volume for collections & platforms What tools el_barto uses to use to analyze collections What topics he plans to research next Rough Transcript [00:00:00] Rantum: All right. Uh, here we are. I, this is ran. Andrew, here I am with our very first guest. We've talked about this on the, if you've listened for a little while, we've talked about this on the intro for a long time, that we would have guests, we've, uh, yet to actually do that and. Well, that's up until today. Uh, we've had, uh, we have a data sign, another data scientist joining us today. [00:01:06] He actually reached out his Alberto Crypto as he goes by on Twitter. On Twitter. He reached out, uh, and asked to, to be a guest on the podcast. And, you know, I, I felt like we really needed to, to actually do it. So here we are. Welcome to the show, El Baro Crypto . [00:01:24] Elbarto Crypto: Gne. Well, thanks for having me. I've realized in life if you just asked people enough, they either get sick of you or they let you do something. [00:01:30] So in this case, I'm glad to be the latter. [00:01:33] Rantum: Yeah, yeah. Really excited to actually do this. You know, it's a good needy, you know, little instigator to, to make it happen. . Perfect. I love it. So tell me a little bit about yourself. How'd you get where you are? How'd you get into crypto? [00:01:48] Elbarto Crypto: Yeah, so I am actually a data scientist by trade. [00:01:51] I worked in marketing analytics for probably a little longer than a decade, doing everything from segmentation, machine learning just writing basic SQL queries. Got to spend a lot of time doing customer analytics for very large brands, uh, in the marketing space and. Sort of caught the Bitcoin bug in like end of 2014 ish and you couldn't do really anything at that point. [00:02:17] You could just send Bitcoin to each other and that was, that was fun. . And then yeah, Ethereum ICO came. Um, once again, people still just, you know, sending Ether around, maybe trading on XX Ether Delta, these crazy, um, underground exchanges. Uh, but once for, for a while, you know, really the only thing you could do is, is not get caught up in a scam or an ICO scam. [00:02:39] And then, uh, right around 2019, I believe it was, um, dune Analytics launched and that was like sort of. . That was sort of like the great equalizer for data scientists because now all of a sudden you have this platform that you could tap into to query the blockchain, you know, for free, honestly. And that was like the, the most beautiful thing. [00:02:58] You could just easily share careers with people, share dashboards with people. Then this Analytics community, sort of, joined around that. And then other products like SEN launched, um, flip side crypto, a lot of these, you know, data open blockchain on, on BigQuery. And so now all of a sudden you, you know, you didn't have to worry about data engineering running your own validator, running your own node. [00:03:18] You could just. Query data and you build, you know, beautiful data sets. And, uh, I think a lot of things like in the marketing analytics background, definitely applied to crypto just in terms of, you know, user retention who's actually using products, machine learning, things like that. So yeah, absolutely. [00:03:34] It's been a very natural transition to, uh, to analyzing data. And now, uh, now. It's gotten crazy. analyze a lot of data on Yeah. Yeah. , it's, it's a lot of fun though. Meet a lot of the people like yourself. So, yeah, [00:03:46] Rantum: similar background. I was, I did a lot in, in e-commerce, analytics, marketing, uh, for this and, you know, fem way into crypto. [00:03:53] And, and it's, it's, it's really exciting having access to all of the, the data as opposed to, you know, just what the, uh, the one company that you're working with, uh, provides. Right. [00:04:03] Elbarto Crypto: Yeah. I mean, that's such a good. Like I, I think people don't realize like how special this data set is if you go work for you know, like a big enterprise company, even as a data scientist, like, well one, like you probably don't get access to data right away. [00:04:17] You probably have to get approved. You have to, you know, build the trust of people to start analyzing data. Um, here from day one, you know, it's, it's open right here. You can even, I think Google BigQuery even gives you $300 free. Uh, so you can just tap in immediately and. Securing data. It's really, uh, it's really amazing. [00:04:35] Rantum: Yeah. Yeah. How did you. , what was, what did you get started with when you started on Dune? I mean, you saw that it was available, there's free data. What, what were the first projects that you got interested [00:04:46] Elbarto Crypto: in? Yeah, so the first thing was just really looking at like what, who's using, uh, who's using the platform? [00:04:52] And as many, many people know, my dog who's in the background, he's, uh, he's, he's running from farm to farm is what he's doing. Uh, many people, uh, I think at first it was just creating, you know, The raw blockchain data itself to really like, understand what's going on. I think, I think one of the biggest problems people face is there is this open data set, but immediately they, um, get inundated with these, uh, very specific contract calls and they have to, um, decode data and all of a sudden you're dealing with OS and hashes. [00:05:25] And I think at first people get really like overwhelmed. And I remember looking. , um, dune for the first time and just seeing all these contract abstractions, like, I think it, it must have started with Ave back then, but just thinking like, what is going on here? Like how this is, this seems impossible. So I think it definitely takes a lot of patience, but at first it was just, you know, how many people are using the Ethereum blockchain? [00:05:47] You know how many people a day are using it? How many people used it last month and now are using it this month again? So it was really, for me, it was really just basic before, um, really diving into like more more of the abstractions around like ave and then compound and really seeing that lending side and then really just trying to visualize like who's making big D trades, you know, just very basic, like, hey, just let's just sort dex trades by u SD volume and like, let's just see who's buying things. [00:06:14] So I think like, yeah, at first it was like super basic because honestly it, it's very overwhelming when you first look at it. Yeah, absolutely. [00:06:20] Rantum: I mean, having all of the data available is, is great. And it's also overwhelming, right? Having all the choices. Exactly. [00:06:29] Elbarto Crypto: Everything's thrown at you at once. It's uh, yeah, it's a lot of our. [00:06:34] Rantum: How did you, you know, or 2019 it was, you know, a lot of D trades, you know, then we got into, you know, the kind of defi after that and then, you know, saw, you know, NFTs come, you know, big in, you know, in 2021. I, you know, it's is when it was, you know, really took off. How did you, uh, What, what did, how did you start working with the N F T data? [00:06:56] Um, and how'd you find that different than working with some of the, uh, the early token data? Yeah, [00:07:01] Elbarto Crypto: I like, the reason I like N F T data a lot is because, um, the same token, i e d and the same, um, the transfers across trade. So I think one of the biggest problems you have with Dex trades and analyzing like defi data, , um, people can immediately go anonymous. [00:07:19] Like, if I make huge Dex trade I can then just go back into Binance or just send my phones back on a Coinbase or and then it just becomes like an, an empty hole. Like, well, what happens with that person? What happens with that token? But for n n T data, since it's all on chain and you can't really, and each token is, is essentially a, a unique token, it really lends to some interesting analytics around. [00:07:42] how long people hold NFTs. So I think that's what one of the things that drew me to it was, it's understanding the nuances are obviously like very complicated, like with lost shells, which we'll probably talk about later. But from the very beginning, it made sense to me that like ID one is always ID one and it always corresponds to the ID one. [00:08:03] So it, it really lends to some beautiful, like long-term a. , um, with NFT [00:08:08] Rantum: drill. Yeah. That, that non, that non fungible aspect really takes exactly [00:08:12] Elbarto Crypto: way, right, . Yeah, exactly. I think people take, I, I think, I think people don't realize like how unique that is. Uh, and definitely allows for, for interesting transac for interesting analysis. [00:08:22] Rantum: Yeah. I mean, I, I've definitely found that interesting. When you look at NFT collections, I mean, you can't look at trades as, you can't look at every trade as the same. I mean, there are. oftentimes reasons that things are trading at, at much, maybe something significantly higher than the floor. You know, sometimes there aren't, and you know, we know there's a lot of wash trading out there. [00:08:42] Um, have you found that, have you found that aspect difficult to decipher, you know, what is real versus, uh, sort of the wash trade or how much do you [00:08:52] Elbarto Crypto: Yeah. Uh, shout out to Hilda today for, for introducing a new, uh, uh, wash trading flag. So at first, like I remember this is like really dating myself. So like, well let's, you know, starting with like the looks rare, um, that was like when, when people first like, oh man, yeah, that, um, wash trade concept of like, hey, volume is exploding, but in reality like people are just nibis and terraforms. [00:09:19] Yeah, exactly. So I think it's like, yeah, I think it. It's so interesting because you, you, you can do very basic, you can do very good analytics, just the basic, you know, SQL group buy statements, and this is, this is Data Pod Science podcast. We'll just go right into and nerding it out. But you can do very like, easy analytics with, you know, group buy day, you know, what's the volume of n ft sales? [00:09:41] And I think a lot of a lot of mainstream publications like to just look at like, okay, um, volume is down 80. . But in reality, like it's obviously much more different than that. So, we now know that, uh, a lot of volume all looks rare was really just people farming will look for a token just mindlessly trading tokens. [00:09:57] And so from there it, you know, it'll, it, it forced people to sort of think a little deeper in terms of, you know, a trade is not just a trade and you know, what is an actual wash sale trade or and now I think. . It's interesting because blur almost, it, it forces you to rethink about analytics once again, because we know like what a, a wash trade is now. [00:10:18] But now there's like these very interesting, um, analytics going on about people, you know. Taking this one step further and doing all sorts of crazy placing orders like slightly above the floor price when they not be a wash sale or maybe swapping out NFTs. So like let's say if you own a board ape and you just want to farm, you don't really care what ape you own and you just kind of wanna farm the the blur sale, you can sort of just. [00:10:42] Sell eight, buy another one, sell that one, buy another one. You're not really changing anything. Even taking slate laws [00:10:48] Rantum: to Exactly, yeah. Of the blurred to eventual, blurred [00:10:51] Elbarto Crypto: token . Exactly. In the hopes of getting a $50,000 airdrop. Uh, so it's interesting now, like, as these N F T models evolve for, for revenue for these exchanges, like then doing the due diligence of analytics to, to figuring out, you know, what's. [00:11:09] Rantum: Yeah, it, it's, you know, we see these incentives and, I mean, we've seen all these, uh, sort of vampire attacks on open sea and different ways to try to maybe disincentivize people from gaming, the systems, and it seems like. Collectors or, you know, maybe not, and maybe those, I shouldn't really call those people the collectors. [00:11:28] These are the, the people out there. There's somebody that's going to figure out how to, to make the most of the system. And, you know, it's, it's a tough one when you to, to, to look ahead and realize what people are going to [00:11:38] Elbarto Crypto: do, . Oh, absolutely. Yeah. And I think it's, it, it's, I don't wanna say it's fa as an analytics person, but like it definitely makes you think, and it definitely challenges you to say, , how can I use data to, to understand what, what's really going [00:11:53] Rantum: on? [00:11:55] Yeah. I mean, it, it is, I mean, all of these different crypto charts, there's always, you know, looks all steady until there's a serious inflection point and something drastic changes. And, and you see this all the time. I mean, you know, and in just the volume that you see among opens sea and blur and, and looks rare and, you know, you, you sort of need to know the story behind why these, these things are changing so drastically. [00:12:17] Elbarto Crypto: Yeah, exactly. And I think that makes you a better analytics person too. Like I, you know, if, if you're looking at break into this sector, and you know, like on job interviews and things like that. Like definitely bringing up points of like, well, why do you think um, hey, this data looks like the way it is. Is it sustainable? [00:12:33] Exactly to your point. Like, is it sustainable? Like, what's really going on here? I think, do you really have a ability to differentiate, like in this space, if you can bring these, you know, differentiated analytics. So can you tell me [00:12:46] Rantum: a little bit about block 1 99 and then the N F T Hudler segmentation that you've been working? [00:12:53] Elbarto Crypto: Yeah. So, um, we are essentially just a research firm. Uh, we do research for, you know, individuals for protocols, uh, all across the stack. And so a while back someone was essentially wanted to understand, you know, what, you know, how people, how different N F T projects are and what their users look like. [00:13:15] So for example, like if you have an N F T project where. , most of the holders are people that you know, are these larger whales? Maybe just like trading in and out of things, you know, what does the long-term engagement really look like versus an N F T project where a lot of people. we're in it from the beginning. [00:13:37] And, um, they're true loyalists like of a project. And so what they were trying to understand was, you know, should I, you know, invest in this N F T project because are are the people that are really long term holders. So the way to do that, and, and it's really a, a beauty of the blockchain is you, you can, uh, you can essentially just take all the holders of a certain n ft collection and then you. [00:14:02] uh, count how many NFTs they own. Some the amount of volume that's been spent look at, you know, are they how much wash sales have they done? How many floor sweeps have they done? So you essentially have this data frame of, you know, the 10, you know, the 5,000 holders and, you know, what's all their N F T activity. [00:14:19] From there, you can just like run a kme segmentation to find these different, um, groups of, of people and then figure out like, okay, well what is their activity in the entire N F T space? So if you see that, you know, 90% of the holders, you know, on average holding N F T collection for 20 days, or are the, you know, top 10% of traders on X two, Y two, you may think twice about buying that FT collection because, you know, people are just flipping it for the sake [00:14:47] Rantum: of Flipp. [00:14:48] Right. Right. And so when you're looking at these, the activity, you're looking at activity from all [00:14:55] Elbarto Crypto: NFTs, [00:14:56] Rantum: that, that may have ha uh, been passed through this wallet. You're not looking at necessarily that specific collection. Right, [00:15:01] Elbarto Crypto: exactly. Yeah. And I think like, you, you know, you can, you can almost sort of like then do this matrix if you will. [00:15:08] Like, you could segment, um, just like current activity and then sort of like create this matrix of like Yeah. All other n ft activity to get really, like, dive into. How the users play out. But ideally, like what you're looking for and in the case of this person that they were looking for was, they wanted to see that people who are like true contributors to the N F T community or they had like strong holdings and like what would held on, would hold on a lot. [00:15:32] think like some good examples of that are like, if you look at pudgy penguins, um, shout out to the, to the poo group. Um, a lot of them have, if you, you just look at simple like distributions of how long they've been the project for. Like a lot of them, um, have held since the beginning almost. And so you kind of look at that community and say like, okay, is that's something that I wanna do for the long term. [00:15:54] and the price. And, you know, the price has done pretty well. They had on a recent mini surge this, um, past couple of weeks. But it makes sense because, you know, just the supply of, of poos to hit the market is if no one's selling, it's always going down the, the number, the amount of supply that's hitting the market. [00:16:11] So, um, it makes sense that, you know, eventually, uh, Prices price go up. So Right. Versus, uh, versus like, you see [00:16:20] Rantum: the sustained interest, I guess is, is something that it's a little hard to measure from inactivity, but if they're not, if they're not dumping, there is something there. Right. . Yeah, exactly. [00:16:30] Elbarto Crypto: And I think that's the, that's like the holy grail of NFT engagement is how do you measure engagement of, of the nons sellers. [00:16:37] Because right now I, you know, Like volume does not equal engagement. If someone is selling their N F T, they're the least engaged with the brand. [00:16:45] Rantum: Right, right. Volume is is a very poor measure of, of the quality of a [00:16:50] Elbarto Crypto: project. Exactly. I, the problem is like unfortunately, like we don't have another way to, to do this. [00:16:55] And I think like the ways so far, it's interesting looking at the, the board ape ecosystem and, and, and maybe you can see. , you know, how many people are participating in governance or how many, you know, a polls also hold ape coin. But, you know, getting outside of the blockchain, you know, engagement becomes a much more interesting thing. [00:17:18] I think the evolution of NFTs should be some sort of like, loyalty, you know, coming back to the marketing world, you know, some sort of like marketing, uh, you know, CRM engagement platform where you can engage like outside of the blockchain. . Uh, so it's, it's, it's definitely in its ancy. And I think I'll, I think, I think NFT brands that are, are data first and are looking to expand their analytics capability are definitely gonna do better. [00:17:43] Rantum: Yeah. It feels like there's just a lot not being used. I mean, you can obviously find out so much about your, your holders and what their interests are just by looking at the wallet, and I don't think that's being, being used by many, uh, project creators or uh, leaders at this point. [00:17:59] Elbarto Crypto: Oh yeah, absolutely agree. [00:18:01] Rantum: Um, so you've developed something called an nf or you're working on something called an N F D D Gen Score. Can you just tell me a little bit about that? [00:18:08] Elbarto Crypto: Yeah, so I'm looking for someone to take this over actually. So DM me because I'm going out on crypto paternity leave soon. But essentially, uh, there's something called the defi, um, D Degen score, or it's just, I think it's just called DEGEN score. [00:18:23] um, your defi activity, right? And I, I want to build, I'm in the process of building, haven't built yet. Sort of like this N F T engagement or D gen score of, okay, how many you know, how many projects do you hold? How many mints have you done? How many, how many trades have you placed? Um, the idea here is more along the lines of it's almost like a segmentation, but. [00:18:46] if you're an N F T project, that's going to whitelist some you know, whitelist or project for certain holders or addresses. It would be nice if you had an idea of, of, you know, who would you want to whitelist this for? And like, do you wanna exclude certain groups? Do you wanna include only people with above a certain score or, you know, have had certain engagement? [00:19:06] So I think it's like really meant for, you know, hopefully for projects to better understand. , Hey, let's, you know, make this let's make this white list. Like for people that really care about NFTs or like people that aren't just gonna like immediately dump, um, these NFTs. So there's a lot of ways you can do this. [00:19:24] I, I would want to almost optimize this for like, engagement with NFTs instead of just like farming to dump. But I think that's where the hard part comes in. [00:19:36] Rantum: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I think we're seeing, I mean, we're so sort of a misalignment, so many places of, you know, where are the, you know, what is activity and, you know, what, where is the, you know, where are the royalties coming from? [00:19:46] When you're thinking about all these, uh, these different issues, it seems like we come back to the same thing. The people that are are selling are the ones that are co, I mean, you know, obviously a, a cell requires a buy, but that's when the, the income comes into a project. When. Ideally you just want nobody to, to really wanna sell. [00:20:05] Right? And [00:20:05] Elbarto Crypto: yes. Yes, [00:20:07] Rantum: exactly. How do you, I don't know. I'm not, you know, I see that one, I know that one of the projects that you wanna work on is, uh, trying to calculate the royalty income and, you know, do you see that as being a sustainable model going forward? [00:20:21] Elbarto Crypto: I, you know, I'm very mixed on this because I used to think, like, I used to want projects. [00:20:26] I used to really like the royalty initiative because I think it is fair in some sense. . I think if we were to eliminate royalties like tomorrow, I think they would force N F T brands to start thinking of like alternative business models because yeah, like as we said over and over again, like the royalty optimizes towards people selling. [00:20:47] In reality, it should be the complete flip of that. Like the most engaged people, like across every brand, the most engaged people with the brand are the ones like creating the revenue for you. I, while I, I don't know exactly where I fall in the royalty space right now. I, I, you know, it's not, luckily it's not my job to do that. [00:21:07] Yeah, right. . But I think that like, it would force n f T brands to think of new revenue streams that I only think will help them. Because right now royalties are obviously limited to people that are buying and selling NFTs. And the goal is to. a brand. Just a brand in general, right? Like when you think about Ferrari, like everyone knows Ferrari. [00:21:30] Their, their brand recognition is beyond anything. They, I, I was surprised though. I was looking at their, their income statement and they, the majority of their money, they still make off of selling cars, selling parts, et cetera. I think only like 15% of their revenue comes from like merchandising and things like that. [00:21:46] For an N F T brand, that should be the opposite. It, in my opinion, like 15% should come from royalties and then 85% should come from some other I don't know what that is. Hopefully someone smarter than they can figure that out, but yeah. Yeah, it's [00:21:58] Rantum: tough to say what that is because they're, you know, as collectors. [00:22:02] I, I think people expect to get something from that. Mm-hmm. . And as we've seen recently with the, uh, artifact uh, Nike, uh, project, you know, people are not terribly happy when the, the, the next part was the ability to buy something and, you know, maybe a discount. So, you know, I think that still has to be worked out and I'm, I'm curious where that does go. [00:22:23] Yeah, I'm not , I'm not exactly sure where I fall overall, you know, I'm very pro royalty. Artist, but I think that's a very different thing than, than these 10,000 piece collections. You know, when I think of art, you know, I'm thinking of small collections or, or even one of one. I see that as being a sustainable model going forward. [00:22:41] Very different than, you know, 5,000 or 10,000 because you've always got other people that are, I mean, it becomes a bigger issue for the liquidity of a project when you've got a five or 10%, um, royalty, uh, fee built in. [00:22:54] Elbarto Crypto: Oh yeah, absolutely. Like the art box, when you have only have 200 of them, you would hope, yeah, you would hope that some sort of wallet royalty, right? [00:23:01] Yeah. But um, it's also, yeah, like when people expect something, it's like they, they don't understand like the, the basic like lifetime value, the customer acquisition cost ratio, which is, which is completely flipped now because if I buy a doodle right now, uh, doodle will get, you know, whatever the 3% of. [00:23:24] $6,000 sale. So let's call it $180. Like great. Uh, yeah. That, that's tough for them. . Yeah. Yeah. To give me more, uh, to give me, I, yeah. I think people definitely expect $180 more of stuff. And I know, I hear, I hear doodle putt was really fun, but. . [00:23:44] Rantum: Yeah. I didn't make it over there. I was, I was down in Miami and I did not get to go to that. [00:23:48] Elbarto Crypto: Unfortunately. , I'm sure, uh, I'm sure many of the doodle holders though are, are, uh, negative. Uh, yeah. So that's like one of the issues, right? Like if you become a doodle holder, you expect the world, but like the, the economics just don't work yet. Hopefully they do in the future, but Yeah. Or like, I mean, I think this, like, I think this introduces like new. [00:24:10] New forms of business. Like if, if doodles were to, you know, create these events, but like you could lend your N F t to somebody to go, or you know, that they would pay a fee and like lend a doodle or something like that. I think like there could be interesting innovation there. It's just. [00:24:28] Rantum: Yeah, it is, it does feel like it's still to be determined how, how to really structure these for, for a longer term. [00:24:35] You know, it, it reminds me a bit of. Just as you saw advertising in, you know, online advertising, it got more and more expensive and, you know, there's more promotions and, and things to get people to come and, and click. And, you know, you're talking about the, the lifetime acquisition. You know, it went from early on when you were advertising on, on Google, you know, you could make. [00:24:54] You know, you could even maybe make a profit on, on a sale or something. And then it turned into a longer and longer lifetime and you just saw that the cost go up as it sort of got inflated. And, you know, I think Barta that was maybe, you know, there was obviously more money being spent and you saw that there was a lot of, a lot of venture capital coming in. [00:25:12] Um, I'm wondering like how that's going to start affecting. , you know, these rewards and everything. You know, if it's going to be, you know, in, I mean, I assume that it's going to get redistributed, they're like less middle men. You know, you can, it's being given directly and, you know, it's hard to recognize what is, what's, what's real versus, you know, what's sort of artificially pumped in [00:25:32] Elbarto Crypto: Yeah, absolutely. I, yeah, and it'll probably take another year to play out to see what these, yeah. What this looks like. But, [00:25:38] Rantum: um, what else are you, uh, excited about? Right. . [00:25:40] Elbarto Crypto: I think definitely like the more of the in-person experiences, um, within the NFT space. I think like I, I, I am glad everyone is mad at like Live Nation and Ticketmaster right now because I, I hope that, uh, I hope that somehow the N F T space, uh, can solve for that somehow. [00:25:59] Uh, like I'm a big fan of India Top Shot. I, the product is beautiful. It's just a, it's a great experience, but you know, like as a, as a, as a top shot, like minnow, not quite a plankton, I'll, I'll call myself a minnow. Uh, you know, I'm definitely looking for that, like further engagement of like, with, you know, with the team that I like or with the player that I like. [00:26:22] Like how, how does that like work and, and, and sort of like what's the next step for them. Certainly looking for, you know, forward to that. And then I think like on like the zuki uh, collection, you know, I. , I kind of wanna see. They have great, like website. They have a great website right now. I think they're, you know, they're branding. [00:26:40] It's really on spot. I'm, I'm really a [00:26:42] Rantum: lot with, uh, with, with wearables as well, right? Yeah, [00:26:45] Elbarto Crypto: exactly. Like I saw, I, I, I was just like walking around, uh, where I lived the other day and someone was wearing, wearing a, um, a Bathing Ape shirt and I'm like, I'm like, oh man, I, I'm kind of like, I'm hoping like bored ape supplements that, or something like that. [00:26:58] So I'm definitely looking for these like real world experiences, like the bridge between the two and then, yeah, like in like the new innovations of, of business models for these, uh, and like when, you know, when everything will just airdrop, you know, that's what I'm looking for. . [00:27:13] Rantum: Yeah. Right. Air when Airdrop [00:27:14] Yeah. When [00:27:15] Elbarto Crypto: airdrop, I'm just gonna mask token. Yeah, yeah. Exactly. Just one day, just give it all to me, you know? Right. Yeah. [00:27:21] Rantum: That would be, those were nice back, back when those were just coming out every couple weeks. Right. it, it was nice. Yeah, it was [00:27:28] Elbarto Crypto: nice. Uh, have [00:27:30] Rantum: you been to, uh, many in-person events or have you gotten to get to. [00:27:33] Elbarto Crypto: I, you know, it's funny, before the pandemic I used to go to a lot and I tell this funny story of, um, I went to a, this is like really gonna show my age. I went to a Dere meetup which is, for those who don't know, is, uh, is a, a Bitcoin esque product. And, um, , they, the where I went, they ordered, um, they ordered 10 pizzas, but only eight people went to the event. [00:27:57] So, uh, that just kind of shows you like how, uh, popular crypto was in [00:28:03] Rantum: 2018. [00:28:05] Elbarto Crypto: I wanna say. This was, um, I bet they didn't pay for the pizza with Bitcoin anyway. No, they, no, they did not. Uh, they used good old Uncle Sam dollars. So it's. It's really interesting to see like how how far things have come. And, and I was, uh, I went to an event, like a coup, a pretty small event, um, about a couple months ago. [00:28:25] And, um, it's good to see the energy back with people. Um, I like to see that. I, I, uh, I think I'm gonna make a huge, you know, I'm, I think I'm gonna make a splash next year by trying to go to some of these places, but, um, it seems like, uh, it seems like, yeah, there's good energy there. . Uh, yeah, [00:28:42] Rantum: I've enjoyed getting out to some events. [00:28:44] Just was at Basl as I, as I mentioned, and, uh, hoping to get to N ft N YC again, uh, this coming year. They seem to just, uh, make, make it difficult and move the month every , every event, . Um, lovely. So you can't really, you can never predict it, but , did you say anything? [00:29:01] Elbarto Crypto: Was there any interesting activations at, at Basil? [00:29:05] Uh, [00:29:06] Rantum: so NFT now had a big. Two blocks are so. Just for their own event. But then they had different booths within there where art blocks was there and Meta mask was there. And, uh, nine dcc, uh, which I talked about, um, recently, they had a min a shirt there, a one of 1200 was a snow fro. Oh. Uh, inspired art on this shirt. [00:29:32] So they worked with him on that. So there were some, there were some definitely cool, uh, N F T events. Um, you know, it was a little quieter in the N F T areas than, than maybe I I expected, uh, compared to, compared to something like, I mean, N F T NYC is just, it's, it's pretty big, you know? I know there's. [00:29:49] There's some complaints about, uh, the event. And, and I would also say that you don't necessarily have to go to, to the official event to, uh, to find many things to do. I mean, that's, that's, that's definitely the case at Basel, you know, where it's very unofficial. It's part of ma maybe it's part of Miami Art Week. [00:30:05] I'm not sure if it's technically even, even that. Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm. Right, right. But yeah, the in-person events I think are great. You know, I think people are still kind of getting out and I think part of, you know, even the, the fashion things, it's part of kind of bringing. Off the screen, off the, you know, off the computer and making it a little bit more real [00:30:23] Right. Exactly. [00:30:25] Elbarto Crypto: Step away from farming. It'll be, you'll be okay. You don't have to get all of them. [00:30