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DTC Podcast
Ep 156: NFT for DTC? How Web3 and Metaverse are the Next 100x with The Lazy Marketer, Chris Rempel

DTC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 50:44


Subscribe to DTC Newsletter - https://dtcnews.link/signup And now for something a little different. Hello and welcome to the DTC Podcast. Today we're talking about how "the next internet" or Web3 will change the landscape for DTC Brands in the next 5-10 years. This wide-ranging conversation covers the core of crypto, Centralization vs Decentralization, and how Web3 gives consumers, brands, and advertisers more skin in the game. We chat about the best current brand implementations within the metaverse, as well as what you should be thinking about already to take advantage of the next big 100x. Chris is a friend and someone who's been a digital marketing for almost 20 years. For his take on the Web3 opportunity, download his whitepaper here: https://thelazymarketer.com/whitepaper-extreme-opportunities-in-the-wild-web3-frontier/ Subscribe to DTC Newsletter - https://dtcnews.link/signup Advertise on DTC - https://dtcnews.link/advertise Work with Pilothouse - https://dtcnews.link/pilothouse Follow us on Instagram & Twitter - @dtcnewsletter Watch this interview on YouTube - https://dtcnews.link/video

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Dan Held on the Mainstreaming of Bitcoin

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 24:21


The serial bitcoin entrepreneur argues bitcoin is changing, whether you want it to or not.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On part 2 of NLW's three-part “Gratitude for Bitcoin” miniseries, he's joined by serial bitcoin entrepreneur and Kraken's director of growth marketing, Dan Held. Dan discusses the changes happening as bitcoin goes mainstream and argues that this sort of change is inevitable. Find Dan Held on Twitter: @danheld-NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Iryna Ustenko/iStock/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Naval
Innovation Requires Decentralization and a Frontier

Naval

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 2:53


Transcript: http://nav.al/decentralization

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Dylan LeClair on Bitcoin Data Where Macro Meets Micro

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 30:34


The on-chain analyst reveals why understanding bitcoin is a cheat code.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Today, NLW kicks off his “Gratitude for Bitcoin” three-part miniseries with Bitcoin Magazine and UTXO Management bitcoin analyst Dylan LeClair. Find Dylan on Twitter: @DylanLeClair_-NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Iryna Ustenko/iStock/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: What Jerome Powell's Second Term Means for Bitcoin

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 15:22


The much-memed Fed chairman officially gets a second term with the Biden Administration.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.This week, after months of speculation, President Joe Biden has named Jerome Powell to a second term as Federal Reserve chairman. His most likely alternate, Lael Brainard, was promoted to vice chairwoman. On today's episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at why full employment remains at the centerpiece of the Fed agenda even as the nominations herald a narrative pivot on inflation. He also discusses the likely impacts to bitcoin, stablecoins and crypto more broadly. -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images News, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast
Daffy Durairaj - Co-Founder, Mango Markets Ep #53

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 42:46


Daffy Durairaj is the co-founder of Mango Markets and is currently working full time as a developer in service of the Mango DAO.00:28 - Origin Story04:44 - Seeing the order book10:20 - The idea behind creating Mango Markets15:38 - Going from creating smart contracts to creating Mango17:32 - How big is the DAO?20:01 - The Launch29:15 - VCs and the launch32:43 - Decentralization and getting stuff done34:55 - Will DAOs ever compete with big tech companies?40:43 - What's next for Mango Markets? Transcript:Anatoly (00:09):Hey folks, this is Anatoly and you're listening to the Solana Podcast, and today I have with me Daffy Durairaj, who is the co-founder of Mango Markets, so awesome to have you.Daffy (00:20):It's great to be here.Anatoly (00:22):So origin story, how'd you get into crypto? What made you build Mango Markets?Daffy (00:30):How did I get into crypto? So, I started off really not wanting to get into crypto. I was really interested in algorithm training. I did that in college and did some competitions that I did well in, and I wanted to trade equities, but it turns out if you have not enough money, if you have a few thousand dollars it's just not allowed. You're not allowed to algorithmically trade. There's a patent day trader rule, and I was infuriated and I was just looking around and I found Poloniex where you can do anything you want. The thing that actually hooked me first to Poloniex was the lending market because immediately as soon as I saw an open lending market, I was like, "Oh wow, I have to buy some bitcoin, and I have to lend it out." And, Poloniex was all bitcoin, and then it gradually got into just the meat of it, which was algorithmic trading and everything about crypto seemed exciting, but I actually didn't want to hold bitcoin. Poloniex was all bitcoin, but again, I think the government sort of pushed me in the right direction.I was like, "Okay, I don't want to hold bitcoin, I'll hedge off my risk on BitMEX, but again, not open to US persons, and so I was kind of reluctantly holding bitcoin and thinking, all right, I have a few thousand dollars if things go bad in this whole bitcoin thing. I'll come out okay. I'll get a job or whatever, but just never got a job, just kept holding bitcoin and continue to trade crypto, and I did that for about five years. Then, I wanted to actually start trading on chain because I thought this was probably for a lot of the reasons that you built Solana, the censorship resistance, and the global liquidity of it, and the openness of it, the fact that you're not excluding people that have a few thousand dollars. I wanted to build on chain and I was just not very bullish on a lot of things, so I kept going back to trading, and then I saw Serum DEX, and I was just hooked. I placed a trade and it felt totally natural and normal. It wasn't like $40 and takes 20 seconds and you don't know if it... And, then MetaMask was jammed and you're like, "Oh, but how do I cancel this?" So, that was a long-winded way of saying I was a trader and then I saw Serum DEX and then I had to start building the tools that would make Serum DEX even more fun.Anatoly (02:59):That's awesome. I got into it by trading. Basically, I set up like an Interactive Brokers IRA account, and that let me kind of bypass the rules.Daffy (03:11):Really?Anatoly (03:13):With a very small amount of money. I think they probably closed these loopholes already. I wrote a bunch of stuff on top of their Java STK and started trading there.Daffy (03:22):I remember I actually got started that way too. I did a bunch of stuff for their Java, and we can tell you we're both programmers. We wanted to build this money machine. It's so fascinating, and it's a machine that-Anatoly (03:40):It prints money.Daffy (03:40):It does things and it prints money. What more could you want? So, I got started with Interactive Brokers, but I guess the whole IRA thing... Because I was a college student, and so even talking to an accountant would take a huge dent out of my net worth.Anatoly (04:01):Totally, it's all really not designed for... The whole financial system in trading in the US is designed to funnel retail towards an app like E-Trade or Robinhood, which takes a cut, and then sells that trade to somebody else, who will take a cut, and then 10 other people until it gets an exchange, and that's how everybody's protecting their neck. They're all taking a little slice, and I think what's cool about crypto is that even centralized exchange like FTX is 1,000 times better and less extractive of the users than anything in traditional finance, simply because they can guarantee settlement. Such a very simple thing.Daffy (04:49):You feel it right from the beginning. You go to Poloniex in 2016, and it's like, oh, you have an email, you have deposited bitcoin, and now you're just lending to people. So, just talk about not being extractive. To see the order book through Interactive Brokers or Ameritrade or whatever costs you a lot of money and it costs them a lot of money to provide it, and I don't think I'd ever seen an order book. This was my passion, this is what I love to do, and I've never actually seen it.There's that story of the blind men who are touching this elephant, and so I had kind of figured out maybe what the order book looks like, but then on Poloniex, you go there and you just see the order book and you see all the lights flashing and you're like, "Oh, this is it. This is where the trades are happening." And, that's free, and of course, a big part of Mango Markets as well is you can see the order book. That's it, that is it, there's nothing more, and it's all on chain and all this stuff. So, in terms of not being extractive, it's a really big piece of what motivates people to come in.Anatoly (06:02):I don't know if you ever tried to get data, real data. I wanted timing information when a bid comes in or when an ask comes in versus when it's filled. How do I get access to it? Because when you get data from any of these places, basically it's like a little better than Yahoo Finance, which is like every five minutes they give you a low and a high.Daffy (06:27):I don't know, did you ever succeed at doing that in Interactive Brokers?Anatoly (06:32):No, I recorded some of it, but it just never had that fidelity and it always felt like a gamble. I'll build some models and sometimes stuff would work locally against my simulations, but then whenever I would actually try to run it, I'd see that fills take a little longer than they should and all this stuff really feels like you're not interacting directly with the trading system, that somebody when they see your order they're like, "Well, maybe I'll put my order ahead of yours or do whatever or slow you down a bit." It just sucks.Daffy (07:16):It feels very opaque, it's like a black box, and of course, this is all for people like me who are kind of looking on the outside looking in. So, if I had gotten a job at Citadel or somewhere, then I could probably see what's actually happening, but the fact that the vast majority of people are going to look at it and not really know it's actually happening, not everyone wants to see an order book. That's an important fact, but there are a large number of people who need it to be a little bit transparent to be involved.Anatoly (07:49):What I hate about it is that there's a lot of people that make a lot of money from you not seeing, that they're in the business of information assymetry and fuck them.Daffy (07:58):So, it's not a family friendly podcast, so it's good. I was going to ask that. So, there's a funny story on RuneScape. I don't know if you've ever played RuneScape.Anatoly (08:17):I played Ultima Online, which is I think similar vibes in the early days.Daffy (08:22):Yeah, so on RuneScape, just like on the point of no one being able to see anything, on RuneScape, also they had an order book because that's the most natural thing to do, and I actually had to figure it out from first principles. I would place a trade and I would see that sometimes it would get executed and sometimes it would not get executed, then I realized, okay, if I place a trade for these water runes or something or oak logs or something, and I put the price really high it gets executed at some price that's not the price that I said, and then I was able to form this concept of that's the asking price. I didn't even have the terminology for this, and then I did the same for set the price to zero for a trade and now I found the bid, and now I can make a lot of money actually underbidding the best asker and overbidding the best bid.Anatoly (09:18):So, you're market making.Daffy (09:20):Yeah, so it's funny, I was reminded because you said there's a lot of people who make a lot of money in you not knowing, and I was just minting money. It took me years to accumulate like 1 million gold pieces in RuneScape and then I was able to just 30X it in a month.Anatoly (09:46):Too bad RuneScape is not a crypto currency. Whoever is running RuneScape, you're missing a huge opportunity right now to just go full crypto.Daffy (10:00):There was some talk about some NFT or something on Twitter. Somebody was trying to encourage Jagex, the company, to get involved in crypto, and of course, I tried to signal boost it, but eventually everyone falls in line.Anatoly (10:17):How did you end up with the idea for Mango Markets?Daffy (10:21):So, I have to give credit to dYdX. It was like 2019 and I hadn't really considered that this was possible. I was heads down writing, trading algorithms and trading crypto just kind of holding all of my wealth in bitcoin and I was borderline bitcoin maxi on that, and just seeing dYdX do it in those early days... Now of course, they're way more successful now. Those early days seemed that you could do leverage trading on chain, and they kind of showed it as a proof of concept, which I just kind of started pacing back and forth like, oh my God, this is changing our worldview completely.Ethereum was slow and whatever, so years went by. Actually, maybe just like a year, and then I saw Serum DEX where I felt finally, okay, all the pieces are in play and also I wanted to market make on Serum DEX, but I really need leverage. I don't really need leverage, it just makes market making dramatically more efficient and safer. Leverage is just this tool that people who are involved in the financial plumbing really need, and it wasn't there. I was like, "Okay, this is the time and I have to learn how to code smart contracts," which sounds like a very scary and daunting task, but it was not that bad.Anatoly (11:54):The scary part was that you guys were building on a platform that was really rough around the edges at the time.Daffy (12:02):Well, no one told me that shit was really rough around the edges at the time. That was actually maybe important. You come in and there was nothing to do, this was August of 2020, things were not locked down necessarily here in the United States, but people kind of scattered. No one was hanging out in the major cities, they had kind of went to go live with their families, as did I. I fled San Francisco and went to the rural part of North Carolina. So, there was nothing going on and you just have all the time in the world and bitcoin is doing well, so that's funding you in a way.Bitcoin is this big, or crypto in general, it's all the people who bought it or own some crypto, as long as it's going up, it's kind of funding whatever zany side projects you have in mind. So, this is just a side project. Wouldn't it be cool if I could access this part of the world or this technology? And so, that's why chewing glass... You probably coined that term, I don't know, that's why chewing glass wasn't so hard because that pressure to... You have all the time in the world basically.Anatoly (13:30):Basically, COVID and lockdowns were so boring that chewing glass to learn how to code smart contracts with Solana was like a reprieve from the boredom.Daffy (13:45):And, I've heard you kind of say, okay, a bear market is when everyone is coding. To give the opposite perspective, I feel like a bull market, unlike much more chill, oh yeah, nothing really matters. Crypto is going up, it doesn't matter what I do. The rent is going to be paid for, everything is going to be fine, might as well engage in high variance new ideas, new projects. In a bear market, I'm very I got to grind, I got to squeeze out a couple of more bips out of this trading algorithm because I got to pay rent. So, that's the bullish case on bull markets.Anatoly (14:30):That you can try something crazy. That is the point where people enter this space is in a bull market. It's that they kind of start coming in droves because they're like, "Everything is crazy and I can also be part of the party." But, it's hard as a founder to stay focused because you are in that high variance, high risk taking kind of mindset.Daffy (14:58):There's a trade off of during a bull market there's a lot of things looking for your attention, and a bear market is very calm, or it can be. If you built up a lot of liabilities during the bull market, now you have to stay afloat during the bear market. Maybe it's calm in the external world, but internally it's not calm. You're like, "I got to do X, Y, and Z today every day." There's that natural pressure.Anatoly (15:32):So, you decided to learn coding on smart contracts on Solana. How did you end up going from there into Mango?Daffy (15:39):Initially, it was called Leverum. Not it, there was just an idea and there was a command line tool where you could... The YouTube video might still be out there, and Max was out there somewhere on the internet and he saw it and he thought it was a great idea. And so, he reached out to me and we did some other things like speculative about a prediction market, and then we were like, "Okay, no one is going to build margin trading." A lot of people are saying it, but it doesn't look like if we just wait it's just going to happen in the next couple of weeks or something. It's probably we just have to build it.Not we just have to, but we totally should. This is clearly a very important piece of the Solana ecosystem. So, we started building it. Mango was just we were thinking alliteration is good. Everybody loves mangoes, it's a fruit that I have never heard of anybody who doesn't like mangoes. It's probably the high sugar content and Mango Margin was the idea, but then we got the domain Mango.Markets. It's kind of evolved now. When you're starting off with something, you have kind of a narrow scope. You're like, "I just want to be able to borrow money." And now, there's this Mango DAO and people are talking about NFTs and drones. I'm talking about drones. I don't know if anybody else is, but it's just gone way higher and now I'm like, "I'm a humble servant of the Mango DAO." And, that's totally a normal thing to say.Anatoly (17:27):How big is the DAO?Daffy (17:28):How big is the DAO? That's a good question.Anatoly (17:30):In humansDaffy (17:31):That's like a philosophical question. In human terms, wow, again, even still a philosophical question. So, I think if you go to MNGO token, if you go to the Solana explorer and just type in mango or MNG or something, you can probably... I don't know if they have a list of unique token addresses, so in some sense that's the DAO, but in terms of the number of people who actively post on the forums and make proposals, that's much smaller. I'm guessing there's thousands of people who have votes, but the number of people who make proposals and add meaningful commentary on the forums is maybe 20 people, and it's expanding pretty quickly.I always see new people coming in. There's also not just people, there's the wealth of the DAO and the cultural reach of the DAO, the spiritual significance of the DAO, all of those seem like size if you ask how big is the DAO. You interviewed Balaji Srinivasan, and there's this idea that he had on Twitter that was like a DAO should buy land in Wyoming and send a drone to circle it and this is kind of like a moon landing sort of kind of thing or some kind of significant breakthrough where the DAO is controlling physical objects in the real world. So, this is very exciting to me, but it has nothing to do with margin trading, it's just something exciting that maybe in a bear market, I don't know, I'll push to get this done.Anatoly (19:23):Do you want the control to happen on chain?Daffy (19:25):Yeah, I think that's necessary. Maybe not the total control, but some kind of signal that distance... So, you can kind of think of Congress authorizes a certain thing and then the executive branch does it. If we could make that link be as automated as possible, I think there's something useful there, at the very least something exciting and interesting, kind of like the moon landing where maybe there wasn't anything useful, but it was inspiring for sure.Anatoly (20:02):So, the DAO, if you guys decided you want to do something with leverage and lending, and how you guys launched was really unique. I don't even know if people did this in Ethereum. To me, this is the first time anyone's kind of done this style of launch. Can you talk about the design and how you guys thought of it and what let you make those choices?Daffy (20:25):So, people early to Solana may be familiar with the Mango market caps and how that went, which somewhat argues the first NFT on Solana, and that was done pretty much sort of like how NFTs are typically done where there's a mad rush to grab the caps as soon as possible and the price is swinging wildly and there's a lot of people. Now, I think we put that together as an April Fool's kind of thing, very quickly, and so it was great for what it did, but the experience from that was, okay, there's going to be a lot of angry people. If you do it in this way where the DAO is raising funds, and this is the inception of the DAO, the DAO is raising funds for insurance fund, you probably don't want it to just be distributed to the people who were the fastest to click.And, that was the idea. We probably don't want that. It doesn't seem useful, it seems like a lot of angry people, and a lot of frustrated people. So okay, so you take out the time component, you take out the luck component, and then you're left with you kind of have this sort of auction that lasts 24 hours, but then what if X somebody comes at the last moment and dumps in a huge amount of money and raises the price for everyone? Everyone gets the same price. So, our design was we'll have a withdrawal period or a grace period at the end, the remaining 24 hours where if you kind of don't like the price, you can bail out. It had some flaws and I think we knew about those flaws from the beginning. We were like, "Okay, we just pushed to this game of chicken to a later point where someone can put in a lot of money to scare other people away and then they pull out at the last second. And that did happen, but it's not clear if that was net positive or net negative.Anatoly (22:28):And kind of in summary, there's this 24 hour period where people deposit funds in for a fixed supply of tokens.Daffy (22:36):Correct.Anatoly (22:37):And, then the period is over, and now everybody knows what the total amount in the pot is for the token and there's kind of this price that's created and then if you don't like the price, you can withdraw the entire bid or as much as you want. You can only reduce your bid.Daffy (22:54):Correct.Anatoly (22:54):But, you don't need to withdraw the entire bid, you can just reduce it.Daffy (22:57):Correct, yep.Anatoly (22:58):So, then that pushes the average price down at the same time, so for every dollar you take out, you kind of get a better price per token.Daffy (23:07):And, you see the price ticking up during the first 24 hours as more and more people are putting money in and then the price ticking down over the next 24 hours.Anatoly (23:19):I'm a huge fan of this setup because it creates a lot of... There was news, you guys made the news because it was almost half of all of USDC that was minted on Solana ended up in that smart contract. It was like 45% of it.Daffy (23:43):I remember actually because we saw the USDC on Solana was 700 million the days before and then it had climbed up to like 1.1 billion or I don't know what the number was at the end, and there was 500 million in the contract at the end of the first 24 hours. That was not the intention.Anatoly (24:05):It's like it was minted.Daffy (24:05):And honestly, I think you could appreciate it better from the outside than from my point of view for sure, and of course, I also could appreciate it better from the time distance, but that was not expected. We kind of knew that there would be a lot of money placed in the beginning and then money would go down. That was in all the documentation that we wrote, and that was expected and we had all these dev calls where everyone was always talking about it, and I was like, "Okay, come on. Literally, there isn't that much USDC in Solana." So, it can't be that bad, but of course, I underrated the possibility that someone could just mint a whole bunch of new USDC and bring it in from somewhere else. It made the news and a couple of other projects did the same thing, and I wonder if maybe it's a one time kind of thing. The game only works once. You can't expect to scare people every time or use the tactic every time.Anatoly (25:10):Maybe, I think a lot to be said, but there was no other way to go. Mango took it all, so there was no private round, they were never listed anywhere. This was really the only way to get it, and the anticipation of a project that was awesome, and from every other perspective is... What I always tell founders is that you should always raise the least amount for the highest price. The VCs kind of have more power than you usually because they have more information, they look at many deals, people come to them, they have the money, but it's sometimes the founders have this asymmetry where they're the only ones without equity. They're the only ones without tokens and that moment is if you can get everybody at the same time to compete for that thing, then you've kind of created the symmetry there and you maximize the capital raise for the DAO, for the project, for the community, and therefore that actually is a good thing. You have more resources to build a vision.Daffy (26:16):Although, I'll clarify, I think the DAO is still handing out a lot of tokens, so there's still a lot of ways to acquire Mango tokens, and that was kind of the inception for the insurance fund. The DAO has been paying people out of the insurance fund, and so it's been useful, but there's still more tokens to be had. There is a slight private rounds and I totally understand why people do them, but like I said earlier, if you are in crypto for a while, and this the cool thing about bull markets, I don't actually need money, I just need to pay rent and bitcoin has gone up 50%, so I'm solid.And, no one was paid anything. There was just Mango tokens that were given to people and they were told the DAO values your contribution or this is the inception of the DAO, and everyone worked to build this thing. People worked without even the Mango tokens and sort of the tokens were given after the fact. I think it's a valuable way to build crypto projects actually.Anatoly (27:30):I want more teams to try to totally from genesis this DAO first approach, but it's really tough because you guys had such a principled view on how things should be done and there's a lot of people out there that are offering money for that one thing. How did you guys have the discipline to just go stick with this?Daffy (27:54):We had a lot of discussions about all these things. We talked to VCs and we still do and we like all VCs actually. So, I think Satoshi, I'm not trying to draw a comparison to us to Satoshi or anything, but there is this beauty in that story and I think there's a lot, maybe even the majority of bitcoin's value at least to me... To me, I just love the narrative. I love the story of Satoshi, the pseudonymous founder who is one of the richest people on the planet right now. Obviously, they're in a no VCs. This person wanted to not make a big fuss. It was kind of like this clockmaker prophetic person who just came and then left, built this thing and then left, and that's such an amazing story.There are these long, long payoffs. Maybe they take a while, but they definitely do pay off that if you're not hurting for rent, again, I was in a position, all the other Mango devs were in this position as well where it was a bull market, we're not getting eviction notices or something, we could kind of float the boat for a while. Just consider the longterm payoffs, consider the five year payoffs. Stories are amazing.Anatoly (29:17):The weirdest thing is that every good VC will tell you that you should maximize for the highest return. Don't worry about the middle exit, or don't compromise. Actually, imagine you're taking over the world, what are the steps to get there? And, the risk don't matter. Actually maximize for the high and this is the irony here is that I think this kind of fair launch, most distribution will probably result in overall longterm, better, and higher returns, but the risks that I always find is that humans are hard to organize and at the same time, cryptography is this new tool for organization.It is what allows us to massively scale agreement and complex problems, really, really complicated problems. We can just click a button and vote and agree on that one and you know. You know that the decision was made, but I'm curious, do you see tension between the decentralization, kind of the disorganization of the DAO and getting shit done? I've got to build stuff.Daffy (30:34):No, 100% actually, on a daily basis actually. There was a podcast with the guy on Twitter that goes by Austerity Sucks and this was back in April. We talked about this and he brought up a similar point and he was, "Yeah, this DAO thing, it's all a fine and dandy idea, but do you think this will work?" And I, to be honest with you, am skeptical, however it is always felt to me sort of a high variance idea, kind of like if you were in the 16th century Netherlands or the 17th century Netherlands and you were like, "Okay, we've got to get spices from India. How do we do it?"And, you come up with a joint stock corporation and then the join stock corporation is everywhere and I don't think anyone has really figured out how to do DAOs well or what's the right mix, how do we communicate, how do we coordinate, all those things. I don't think anyone's quite figured it out yet. No one had figured it out like six months ago. I still don't think we have figured it out, but if it works, the payoff is enormous. There is global coordination, there isn't a jurisdiction. I imagine the DAO is controlling drones one day. It could be wild. So, even taking into account all of my skepticism, I was still like, "Okay, we should do the DAO idea." Anyway, not just me, Max is totally on board with this and Tyler and all the other people who kind of built Mango Markets. But on a day to day basis, as of October 2021, now I'm thinking, okay, maybe what we need to do is have small teams that build things and then pitch it in front of the DAO and get compensation. So, the DAO is kind of the government and it subcontracts out to people. Maybe not like direct democracy rules everything and we'll try that out and if that doesn't work, we'll try something else out, but try new stuff out quickly.Anatoly (32:45):That's awesome. This is actually a really good strategy to incentivize product development. Building an MVP, which means you're the PM, and the implementer, the dev, and you go do all the work and here's your management. It's all done, just give me money.Daffy (33:09):And, there's some maintenance tasks, so it's not purely new products, so I'm thinking Mango V4, but also in the meantime, there are all these nodes that need to be paid for.Anatoly (33:24):I think you guys will need to split. We called it KTLO, keeping the lights on work. You for six months, you're on KTLO duty, and you get paid a salary effectively, and you just got to keep the lights on, but then some other folks are like, "Go build something that you can propose to the DAO and the DAO will fund it."Daffy (33:49):I think that's basically what we have coalesced on is that, well, some people should be doing KTLO and other people should be doing new things, building the new product, and it takes kind of the risk out. The DAO doesn't have to pay for whatever stuff that I produce for Mango V4, but we both have some kind of incentive to be honest about it. If it's clearly a huge improvement or even a very substantial improvement, DAO should pay me something because if the DAO doesn't, then you can expect future builders to not go for it. And, we have these discussions on the forums.People make good arguments like this. I think the average IQ in the Mango Markets forums is very high. I think probably higher than most legislative bodies. I'm just going to go out on a limb and just say that. Not ours of course, ours is obviously very high IQ, smart people in our government, but you know.Anatoly (34:55):Do you believe five years there's going to be a 30,000 person DAO. Imagine a tech company, 30,000 engineers, or 30,000 people, they got product managers, teams, layers of bullshit. Is there going to be a DAO that's competing with a big tech company?Daffy (35:16):It's legitimately really hard to figure out how this might look. The reason why I hesitate so much with the question of a 30,000 person DAO is I'm not sure it'll look exactly like a corporation that we can say, okay, these are these 30,000 people. You might never be able to figure out who is part of the DAO and maybe that's one of the benefits of the DAO. If I asked you, how many people are part of Solana, not Solana Labs, but Solana the community? It's a little bit difficult to even answer, lots of people, various levels of involvement, and financial. Some people have a lot of financial stake until you don't, but some people have a lot of financial stake and no involvement at all. It's wild all over the place. Does Bitcoin look like a country or a corporation? I can even point my finger on what it is.Anatoly (36:20):So, even LINE had a battle that had 8,000 people all coordinating over something and I think they have corporations within that game that are maybe probably span up to 1,000 I'd imagine. So, that's people organizing using tech for a common goal without a job, without a structure that you normally have at a company. Linux was built by people organizing online. I think as soon as you have something to lose and in Linux and even LINE you start building up a virtual token, your reputation is a contributor to this thing and becomes a thing that we don't normally think of as valuable in a monetary way, but it's valuable to that person, but I definitely care about my ability to continue contributing to an open source project. So, where tokens I think can get there is if there is something of value being created by the community, some common goal that everyone is working on and that token is in the middle of it and is uniting and organizing it. I think that could scale as large as a corporation.Daffy (37:45):No, I agree with you. I just think it'll always be a little bit hard to figure out how many or who is involved, just by the nature of it. I just think it'll be always a little bit hard to figure out, but will 30,000 people be building on Mango or some DAO? You already know the numbers better, but we might even be approaching that with Solana. So, I'm not part of Solana Labs or affiliated with Solana in any way, but building on Solana, and also I have a financial incentive too, but also I have a reputation incentive and it feel like I'm part of the Solana corps or whatever it is, but I don't know what it is. It doesn't even exist. It's not even a DAO. There isn't even a DAO there.Anatoly (38:39):Oddly enough, I feel the same way about Eth and bitcoin even is that we're competing with them.Daffy (38:50):But, it all feels like we're actually kind of a part of the same team and-Anatoly (38:54):This is the weird part that I think is going to be really interesting how it plays out because I don't think it's obvious to anybody what is crypto. Is it the token? Is it the coin? Is it the network? Is it the cryptography itself?Daffy (39:10):It's not the cryptography itself, so we can strike that one out.Anatoly (39:14):Are you so sure? I think it's honestly the power that a person has to be able to make these very concrete statements that are unbreakable no matter how... That's the math. The math behind it is what allows them to do them.Daffy (39:36):I don't totally know the cryptography itself. I know basic 101 number theory stuff, but I remember going through my first programming class and coming up feeling just very powerful. I'd write stuff down and then it happens. Kind of like a king, actually, more powerful than a king in a lot of ways because I was writing these training algorithms and it was happening around the world in ways that probably a medieval king couldn't imagine and crypto brings that to finance where things of actual value can be moved.Mango Markets exists and you can go there and place a trade right now, but it was just somebody who wrote it. I was involved based on you can see the GitHub contributions, but it was just people who wrote it and that's probably... We can maybe chalk that up to the cryptography.Anatoly (40:43):So, what's next for you guys?Daffy (40:46):There's drones on the horizon. Yes, sometime in the future, but we have to do a lot of the nitty-gritty, roll up your sleeves kind of work. On Solana so far, there isn't... Maybe a lot of projects are struggling with this, indexing all the data and providing it for people in a usable way because there's just so many transactions. It turns out if transaction fees are really low, people just make a lot of transactions and they don't think about it.And so, gathering it up and displaying it in a useful format to people, that's a very immediate term and then slightly medium term is sort of becoming the place where everyone does leverage trading and does borrow and lending, all the crypto natives. And then of course in the longterm, I would say it's somebody like my mom should be able to store her money in Mango Markets and not think twice about it. It's not a good idea right now I wouldn't say, but that's the goal. That involves a lot more social things than just technological things. That's get it to a level where she can do it safely and feel comfortable and manage her keys, or even if she's not managing her keys, have a solution for how the keys might be managed, that she's not falling for scams, and that's I would say my longterm goal.Anatoly (42:09):That's awesome, man. On that note, man, really awesome to have you on the podcast. Great conversation. I'm always excited about what you guys are doing and how the community is building this ecosystem of its own, so really amazing. It's serendipity that you guys started going on Solana, just really lucky to have folks like you in the ecosystem.Daffy (42:35):Thanks a lot. It means a lot. This was really fun.

UpOnly with Cobie & Ledger
Debate: The morality of decentralization in crypto, with Udi and David

UpOnly with Cobie & Ledger

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 82:49


In this episode of UpOnly, Ledger hosts a charity debate between Udi Wertheimer and David Hoffman about decentralization and moral prerequisites in blockchain design. CMS Holdings very kindly donated $300,000 to the development of Bitcoin to sponsor this debate. https://twitter.com/cmsholdingsPresented by FTX: https://uponly.tv/ftx Udi & David:https://twitter.com/udiWertheimerhttps://twitter.com/TrustlessState

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Are El Salvador's Bitcoin 'Volcano Bonds' an End Run Around the IMF?

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 16:48


The $1 billion bond will be tokenized and powered by Blockstream and Bitfinex. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Today on “The Breakdown,” a check in on El Salvador, where President Nayib Bukele has just announced “Bitcoin City,” a new community that will feature no income or capital gains tax and be designed to attract talent from around the world. The effort is being funded in part by a $1 billion bond that some are calling the “Volcano Bond.” The bond will be tokenized by Blockstream on Liquid and available for trade on Bitfinex. NLW covers the bitcoin world's reaction to the news (as well as some fintwit skepticism). -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Jaime Mejia/iStock/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Are Stablecoins the Path to Continued Dollar Dominance?

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 12:52


A reading of two prescient Nic Carter essays from 2020. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.In today's Long Reads Sunday, NLW goes back to read excerpts from two Nic Carter pieces that seem particularly prescient today, as the U.S. weighs the opportunities and risks of stablecoins. Policymakers Shouldn't Fear Digital Money: So Far It's Maintaining the Dollar's StatusThe Crypto-Dollar Surge and the American Opportunity-NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Michele Musso & Adrian Blust, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Thom Lang/The Image Bank, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Business & Personal Development with Chris Haroun
Is Bitcoin sought after because of its Scarcity and Decentralization, Should I study for the GMAT or the CFA and why, How to increase your credit score and more.

Business & Personal Development with Chris Haroun

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 182:53


This episode is a compilation of answers to YOUR questions that were asked directly from my listeners who attend my weekly business education YouTube live webcast. Topics covered include: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  Refer to chapter marks for a complete list of topics covered and to jump to a specific section. Download my free "Networking eBook": www.harouneducation.comAttend my weekly YouTube Live every Thursday's 8am-11am PT. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to receive notifications. Learn more about my MBA Degree ProgramConnect with me: YouTube: ChrisHarounVenturesCompleteBusinessEducationInstagram @chrisharounLinkedIn: Chris HarounTwitter: @chris_harounFacebook: Haroun Education Ventures  TikTok: @chrisharoun

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: What Billions of Dollars in Crypto Fundraising Says About the Bull Market

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 12:34


If the good times are over, many have the dry powder to weather the storm.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.From $400 million to a crypto exchange to $2.5 billion for the biggest crypto fund in history, NLW tells the story of this week's big fundraising events by the numbers. -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Michele Musso & Adrian Blust, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Nuthawut Somsuk/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Did ConstitutionDAO Shift the Overton Window on What DAOs Can Accomplish?

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 17:04


More than 17,000 people raised over $40 million, but it wasn't enough.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Last night the crypto community waited with bated breath to see who had won the first printing of the U.S. Constitution. Despite raising over $40 million from 17,000 people, the ConstitutionDAO was ultimately outbid. In this episode, NLW discusses how the DAO came together, how the bidding went down and how the community should feel about its near miss. -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Michele Musso & Adrian Blust, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: What We Learned From Congress' ‘Demystifying Crypto' Hearing

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 13:30


Anyone who tells you the U.S. government is going to ban crypto is crazy.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Yesterday's show was a global regulatory roundup, but today's is all about the U.S. The Joint Economic Committee held an event this week all about “Demystifying Crypto.” In this episode, NLW looks at:The overall shift in tone in government crypto hearings The specific questions and topics that JEC members askedThe beginnings of a partisan hardening of the crypto discourse New legislation to undo the problematic provisions of the infrastructure bill -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Michele Musso & Adrian Blust, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Will New Anti-Terrorism Rules Help Israeli Crypto Startups? A Global Regulatory Roundup

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 15:31


The state of crypto regulatory news from India to Russia to Brazil. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On today's episode, NLW does a whistle-stop tour of global crypto regulatory news, including:India – set to ban crypto as payment but regulated as asset? Israel – might new AML rules make it easier for banks to work with crypto providers?Sweden – disagreement on mining politicsRussia – a new source of global power? Indonesia – is bitcoin haram? As well as news from Peru, the U.K. and Brazil -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Michele Musso & Adrian Blust, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: btgbtg/iStock/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: What Drove Bitcoin's Dip Under $60K

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 15:43


As is so often the case, it was a combination of macro news and market structure. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Bitcoin has been on a journey over the last 24 hours, from nearly $65,000 all the way down to $58,000 and everywhere in between. On today's episode, NLW explores what's driving it, including: Leveraged traders left over from last week's all-time highTwitter CFO saying no investments in cryptoPresident Biden signing the U.S. infrastructure bill with crypto broker redefinition Inflation questionsFederal Reserve leadership questions Finally, he points to Marathon's offering of a half billion dollars in debt to buy more BTC and rigs as a counter-indicator. -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Malte Mueller/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Interviews
Joe Matarese on Expectations and Building a Culture of Continuous Innovation

Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021


Every company starts as an innovation. Thereafter, the unceasing challenge is to keep innovating because the market continues to change, technology continues to advance and, crucially, customer expectations continue to rise. Economics For Business speaks with Joe Matarese, Executive Chairman of Medicus Healthcare Solutions, about how to build the culture of continuous innovation and overcome the countervailing forces of the status quo. How to understand consumer expectations and build organizational culture that rewards continuous innovation: Mises.org/E4B_144_PDF. Key Takeaways And Actionable Insights Every company starts as an innovation. The challenge is to continue — and ideally accelerate — innovation without pause. As Joe Matarese puts it, innovation gets you into the game. It's how every company starts. There's the identification of a gap in the marketplace and the operationalizing of a new innovation to fill the gap, better than any other competitor or rival entrant. Innovation is seldom a great new invention or unprecedented leap. It's more often the day-to-day incremental changes and improvements in products and processes to meet customers' changing expectations. The great challenge is to continue or even accelerate innovation as the company grows and expands. Continuous innovation combines mindset, processes, technology, empathy, and organizational empowerment. The world is complex and ever-changing. Innovation is necessary for all businesses to keep up or even move ahead. Innovation is not simple, and it's not easy — in fact it's a continuous struggle against opposing forces. Joe Matarese has directed innovation from three vantage points: big corporate, startup, and large growth company. To achieve the goal of continuous innovation requires attention to multiple factors: Mindset: Innovation must be the commitment for everyone in the company. That means always asking the question, “How can we do better?” Such a mindset requires both tolerance of discomfort — since there's never any rest — and humility in the face of feedback. Innovative companies hire people with these characteristics and cultivate constant vigilance throughout the firm. Processes: Things get done through the implementation of processes. Innovative are always seeking to improve their processes — make them faster, lower cost, and more efficient in their use of inputs, especially the use of people's time. Innovation itself is a process, and process improvement is a form of innovation. Technology: Irrespective of how innovative any one company may be, technology is progressing at an increasing rate of change with potential to render all processes faster, lower cost, and capable of higher quality and fewer errors. One way to ensure continuous innovation is the rapid adoption and early implementation of new technologies as they become available. Empathy: Even more powerful than technology is the capacity to tap in to customers' expectations. This is the source of knowledge about future requirements. Customers are experiencing new technology, are absorbing innovation from other firms in the market (whether they are firms that are competitive to yours or simply adjacent), are experiencing change, and their expectations are changing and becoming more demanding by the moment. By sensing their changing expectations, the innovative firm is in position to be a first responder or an innovator before the expectation has even hardened or matured. Being ahead of expectations is a powerful place to be. Empowerment: People in front line sales and service functions are closest to customers and their expectations. Line operatives are closest to process implementation. Supply chain managers are closest to business partners and vendors. It is these front-line positions that are best placed to deliver information about expectations and what's changing. They are also best placed to sense dissatisfaction and unease, and to make real-time changes and adjustments. If they are empowered to make changes and to both suggest and implement improvements — even if what they try doesn't work — they will be more highly motivated and more likely to serve as an internal engine of innovation. Tools: Joe shares how his company, Medicus, has developed tools for innovation. Internally, all employees have access to communications tools that ensure the customer data they collect, and the ideas they generate as a result, are widely circulated and responded to. Externally, doctor whom Medicus reimburses for services have access to a tool to record their time that is administratively simple and generates fast payment, addressing two measures of unease. Our Econ4Business.com platform curates many tools for entrepreneurs. One example relevant to this episode is the "Continuous Customer Expectations Monitor" (see Mises.org/E4B_144_PDF2). It guides entrepreneurs through the continuous process of tracking and keeping up with changing customer expectations. There is a constant counterforce to innovation that the innovative company must recognize and overcome. There is an innate human resistance to innovation and change. Consider this from a leading brain scientist and psychologist: When information streams in through our sensory systems, it first stops off at our amygdalae, which are there to ask the question, “Am I safe?” We feel safe in the world when enough of the sensory stimulation coming in feels familiar. When something does not feel familiar, however, our amygdalae tend to label that unfamiliar thing as dangerous, and they respond by triggering our fight-flight-or-play-dead fear response. —Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., Whole Brain Living (Mises.org/E4B_144_Book) It's natural in humans to resist change. It may not be safe. It may threaten my job, or my comfortable routine, or generate unwanted uncertainty. Fear of change is real. The function that exercises the fear response in companies is bureaucracy. Bureaucracy exists to ensure compliance with existing rules, and their consistent and uniform implementation. Bureaucracy is anti-innovation. When a business leader commits to improving a product or process, he or she is undoing what someone else in the firm had championed and nurtured and maintained. It's a constant battle that must be waged between change and the maintenance of the status quo. The adoption of new technologies is an effective technique of innovation, but it can also trigger a fear response. Technology is the continuous innovator's weapon. It advances at its own pace, as a form of evolutionary advance. Every technological innovation spurs new applications in the marketplace. The adoption of these new technology applications is a catalyst for continuous innovation in the firm, supporting both product and service improvements and the incremental efficiency of processes — faster, leaner, lower cost. The fear mechanism exhibits itself as employees worrying about their jobs. Perhaps the application of technology will reduce the number of people supporting a particular process from 5 to 4 to 3 or 2 or even one or none. They fear that progress will punish them. They adopt a defensive mindset. The innovator's goal is to change the mindset to one of anticipation of rewards for progress. Basic economics tells us that resources which are no longer utilized in a process that is rendered more efficient are thereby released for higher and more productive uses. Innovation leaders can communicate that, and make sure employees know they will be rewarded for progress via new and better opportunities for them to contribute more through the higher productivity that innovation brings. The greatest resource for continuous innovation comes from customer intimacy and empathy that senses customers' escalating expectations. When we talk about a changing marketplace, we are really talking about customer expectations. Innovation elevates customer expectations and thereby triggers the next round of innovation in a never-ending cycle. For example, now that many people carry iPhones and other smartphones, they've become used to unprecedented levels of convenience, interconnection, functionality, and intuitiveness. Their expectations for every other piece of technology they encounter, and every interface they navigate, are raised to a new level. There's a marketplace of expectations and every new technology raises the bar. The way to keep pace, and to have any chance of anticipating and meeting the next level of raised expectations is to get as close to the customer as possible, to be with them when they're using your product or service or technology and listen and empathize when they express a wish (or expectation) that the experience could be easier, better, faster, less frustrating, more enabling. “I wish it were as easy as my iPhone” is the expression of an expectation that everything should be as easy as the iPhone. Innovating firms build in mechanisms that make continuous innovation not only possible but likely. There's a quote in the book Working Backward, about continuous innovation at amazon, to the effect that “Good intentions don't work, mechanisms do”. The intent to improve a process or product is not enough; people already had good intentions in the first place. Mechanisms turn intentions into actions and achievements. Some of the mechanisms Joe Matarese recommended are: Mechanisms for taking in data from and about customers: Customer intimacy has a mechanism, in the form of frictionless and unstructured data collection. Give front line employees and the technology they use the unfiltered capacity to gather customer information about their dissatisfactions and report it back. Let people experiment: The E4B technique of explore and expand applies to everyone in the organization. Elevate experimentation over compliance. That's the way learning happens. Eliminate bureaucracy that is not mission-supportive: Every company eventually builds bureaucracies in order to support consistent application of business rules. Innovators differentiate between bureaucracy that is mission-supportive and bureaucracy that is mission-obstructive. HR is often a department where bureaucracy grows. If HR is helping to recruit talented people who will contribute to innovation, then the bureaucracy is mission-supportive. If HR imposes rules that unnecessarily impede innovation, then that part of the bureaucracy should be shut down. The goal is to liberate the value-generating creativity of everyone in the organization, and not to impede it. Decentralization and entrepreneurial empowerment: Decentralization is a mechanism of innovation. The goal is for your organization to consist of hundreds of individuals thinking creatively and solving problems for customers. You want them all to think and to learn! They must know that the firm cheers them on for doing so. Additional Resources "Designing An Organization For Continuous Innovation" (PDF): Mises.org/E4B_144_PDF "Continuous Customer Expectations Monitor" (PDF): Mises.org/E4B_144_PDF2 Medicus Healthcare Solutions: MedicusHCS.com Econ4Business.com Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life by Jill Bolte Taylor: Mises.org/E4B_144_Book

Mises Media
Joe Matarese on Expectations and Building a Culture of Continuous Innovation

Mises Media

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021


Every company starts as an innovation. Thereafter, the unceasing challenge is to keep innovating because the market continues to change, technology continues to advance and, crucially, customer expectations continue to rise. Economics For Business speaks with Joe Matarese, Executive Chairman of Medicus Healthcare Solutions, about how to build the culture of continuous innovation and overcome the countervailing forces of the status quo. How to understand consumer expectations and build organizational culture that rewards continuous innovation: Mises.org/E4B_144_PDF. Key Takeaways And Actionable Insights Every company starts as an innovation. The challenge is to continue — and ideally accelerate — innovation without pause. As Joe Matarese puts it, innovation gets you into the game. It's how every company starts. There's the identification of a gap in the marketplace and the operationalizing of a new innovation to fill the gap, better than any other competitor or rival entrant. Innovation is seldom a great new invention or unprecedented leap. It's more often the day-to-day incremental changes and improvements in products and processes to meet customers' changing expectations. The great challenge is to continue or even accelerate innovation as the company grows and expands. Continuous innovation combines mindset, processes, technology, empathy, and organizational empowerment. The world is complex and ever-changing. Innovation is necessary for all businesses to keep up or even move ahead. Innovation is not simple, and it's not easy — in fact it's a continuous struggle against opposing forces. Joe Matarese has directed innovation from three vantage points: big corporate, startup, and large growth company. To achieve the goal of continuous innovation requires attention to multiple factors: Mindset: Innovation must be the commitment for everyone in the company. That means always asking the question, “How can we do better?” Such a mindset requires both tolerance of discomfort — since there's never any rest — and humility in the face of feedback. Innovative companies hire people with these characteristics and cultivate constant vigilance throughout the firm. Processes: Things get done through the implementation of processes. Innovative are always seeking to improve their processes — make them faster, lower cost, and more efficient in their use of inputs, especially the use of people's time. Innovation itself is a process, and process improvement is a form of innovation. Technology: Irrespective of how innovative any one company may be, technology is progressing at an increasing rate of change with potential to render all processes faster, lower cost, and capable of higher quality and fewer errors. One way to ensure continuous innovation is the rapid adoption and early implementation of new technologies as they become available. Empathy: Even more powerful than technology is the capacity to tap in to customers' expectations. This is the source of knowledge about future requirements. Customers are experiencing new technology, are absorbing innovation from other firms in the market (whether they are firms that are competitive to yours or simply adjacent), are experiencing change, and their expectations are changing and becoming more demanding by the moment. By sensing their changing expectations, the innovative firm is in position to be a first responder or an innovator before the expectation has even hardened or matured. Being ahead of expectations is a powerful place to be. Empowerment: People in front line sales and service functions are closest to customers and their expectations. Line operatives are closest to process implementation. Supply chain managers are closest to business partners and vendors. It is these front-line positions that are best placed to deliver information about expectations and what's changing. They are also best placed to sense dissatisfaction and unease, and to make real-time changes and adjustments. If they are empowered to make changes and to both suggest and implement improvements — even if what they try doesn't work — they will be more highly motivated and more likely to serve as an internal engine of innovation. Tools: Joe shares how his company, Medicus, has developed tools for innovation. Internally, all employees have access to communications tools that ensure the customer data they collect, and the ideas they generate as a result, are widely circulated and responded to. Externally, doctor whom Medicus reimburses for services have access to a tool to record their time that is administratively simple and generates fast payment, addressing two measures of unease. Our Econ4Business.com platform curates many tools for entrepreneurs. One example relevant to this episode is the "Continuous Customer Expectations Monitor" (see Mises.org/E4B_144_PDF2). It guides entrepreneurs through the continuous process of tracking and keeping up with changing customer expectations. There is a constant counterforce to innovation that the innovative company must recognize and overcome. There is an innate human resistance to innovation and change. Consider this from a leading brain scientist and psychologist: When information streams in through our sensory systems, it first stops off at our amygdalae, which are there to ask the question, “Am I safe?” We feel safe in the world when enough of the sensory stimulation coming in feels familiar. When something does not feel familiar, however, our amygdalae tend to label that unfamiliar thing as dangerous, and they respond by triggering our fight-flight-or-play-dead fear response. —Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., Whole Brain Living (Mises.org/E4B_144_Book) It's natural in humans to resist change. It may not be safe. It may threaten my job, or my comfortable routine, or generate unwanted uncertainty. Fear of change is real. The function that exercises the fear response in companies is bureaucracy. Bureaucracy exists to ensure compliance with existing rules, and their consistent and uniform implementation. Bureaucracy is anti-innovation. When a business leader commits to improving a product or process, he or she is undoing what someone else in the firm had championed and nurtured and maintained. It's a constant battle that must be waged between change and the maintenance of the status quo. The adoption of new technologies is an effective technique of innovation, but it can also trigger a fear response. Technology is the continuous innovator's weapon. It advances at its own pace, as a form of evolutionary advance. Every technological innovation spurs new applications in the marketplace. The adoption of these new technology applications is a catalyst for continuous innovation in the firm, supporting both product and service improvements and the incremental efficiency of processes — faster, leaner, lower cost. The fear mechanism exhibits itself as employees worrying about their jobs. Perhaps the application of technology will reduce the number of people supporting a particular process from 5 to 4 to 3 or 2 or even one or none. They fear that progress will punish them. They adopt a defensive mindset. The innovator's goal is to change the mindset to one of anticipation of rewards for progress. Basic economics tells us that resources which are no longer utilized in a process that is rendered more efficient are thereby released for higher and more productive uses. Innovation leaders can communicate that, and make sure employees know they will be rewarded for progress via new and better opportunities for them to contribute more through the higher productivity that innovation brings. The greatest resource for continuous innovation comes from customer intimacy and empathy that senses customers' escalating expectations. When we talk about a changing marketplace, we are really talking about customer expectations. Innovation elevates customer expectations and thereby triggers the next round of innovation in a never-ending cycle. For example, now that many people carry iPhones and other smartphones, they've become used to unprecedented levels of convenience, interconnection, functionality, and intuitiveness. Their expectations for every other piece of technology they encounter, and every interface they navigate, are raised to a new level. There's a marketplace of expectations and every new technology raises the bar. The way to keep pace, and to have any chance of anticipating and meeting the next level of raised expectations is to get as close to the customer as possible, to be with them when they're using your product or service or technology and listen and empathize when they express a wish (or expectation) that the experience could be easier, better, faster, less frustrating, more enabling. “I wish it were as easy as my iPhone” is the expression of an expectation that everything should be as easy as the iPhone. Innovating firms build in mechanisms that make continuous innovation not only possible but likely. There's a quote in the book Working Backward, about continuous innovation at amazon, to the effect that “Good intentions don't work, mechanisms do”. The intent to improve a process or product is not enough; people already had good intentions in the first place. Mechanisms turn intentions into actions and achievements. Some of the mechanisms Joe Matarese recommended are: Mechanisms for taking in data from and about customers: Customer intimacy has a mechanism, in the form of frictionless and unstructured data collection. Give front line employees and the technology they use the unfiltered capacity to gather customer information about their dissatisfactions and report it back. Let people experiment: The E4B technique of explore and expand applies to everyone in the organization. Elevate experimentation over compliance. That's the way learning happens. Eliminate bureaucracy that is not mission-supportive: Every company eventually builds bureaucracies in order to support consistent application of business rules. Innovators differentiate between bureaucracy that is mission-supportive and bureaucracy that is mission-obstructive. HR is often a department where bureaucracy grows. If HR is helping to recruit talented people who will contribute to innovation, then the bureaucracy is mission-supportive. If HR imposes rules that unnecessarily impede innovation, then that part of the bureaucracy should be shut down. The goal is to liberate the value-generating creativity of everyone in the organization, and not to impede it. Decentralization and entrepreneurial empowerment: Decentralization is a mechanism of innovation. The goal is for your organization to consist of hundreds of individuals thinking creatively and solving problems for customers. You want them all to think and to learn! They must know that the firm cheers them on for doing so. Additional Resources "Designing An Organization For Continuous Innovation" (PDF): Mises.org/E4B_144_PDF "Continuous Customer Expectations Monitor" (PDF): Mises.org/E4B_144_PDF2 Medicus Healthcare Solutions: MedicusHCS.com Econ4Business.com Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life by Jill Bolte Taylor: Mises.org/E4B_144_Book

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion
Ripple XRP - Crypto - Decentralization - Improve Global Finance for Everyone

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 65:16


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Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: This DAO Is Trying to Buy the Constitution for $20M

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 18:40


A look at one of the boldest experiments in internet financial organizing yet. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On Thursday, Nov. 18th, Sotheby's is auctioning off one of just 13 (or 11, depending on your source) copies of the original edition of the U.S. Constitution, printed in September 1787 for distribution to members of the Continental Congress and the states that would need to debate and ratify the document. It's the first time the document has been for sale in a third of a century, and this time, a new DAO has sprung up to make the purchase collectively. On today's episode, NLW breaks down ConstitutionDAO, looking at:What the project is trying to achieve How quickly it's coming together and gaining momentumWhat it means for the future of DAOs -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: rdegrie/E+/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

That's Nifty
Kidmograph

That's Nifty

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 61:35


On the 42nd episode of “That's Nifty” we sat down with Kidmograph and discussed his wide range of styles and how they play into the theme of “Decentralization.”KidmographTwitter: @KidMographWebsite: linktr.ee/kidmographTopics:Live SuperRare Auction, Digital Experiences, Decentralized Approach to Drops, Hic et Nunc, We love Tezos, Pure Hodler, "Meditation Island", Collaborations, Traditional Art Background, Early Graphic Design, Latin America: Early Crypto Adopters, Skeptics, Authentication and Education, Linked Series in the works, Time Travel, Taking Trips, Tezos Exhibit at Art Basel, Artists on the radar, Projects on the HorizonMentions:@SuperRare @infiniteobjects @toomuchlag_ @quasimondo @AsyncArt @dreamcatevo @VantageNoise @rx2nft @Polygon1993 @dutchtide @katecursed

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
SOB: How Far We've Come (And How Much Stayed the Same)

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 65:18


Today's show is from a time before the trillion (or even billion) dollar market cap; Before Vitalik had ever spoken the word Ethereum; Before taproot, segwit, stock-to-flow and the institutional investing thesis. In the early days, Bitcoin was the absolute state of the art and the basis for an entirely new and utterly revolutionary form of technology. In this episode you'll get a peek at how we discussed it before everything that would happen had happened.This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.Original show notes for episode 14 - In Search of GoldilocksListener mail: “Microtransaction powered social networks”Constance Choi, legal council at payward brings us up to speed on DC, Fincen & TreasuryThe retroactive Bitcoin paywallCounterintuitive: Smaller amounts equal larger transactions?1 Megabyte blocks, good or bad?Who needs banks? Zach Harvey of the Lamassu bitcoin vending machineFull node clients vs. lite clients: Are federated servers the future?-Nexo is a powerful, all-in-one crypto platform where you can securely store your assets. Invest, borrow, exchange and earn up to 12% APR on Bitcoin and 20+ other top coins. Insured for $375M and audited in real-time by Armanino, Nexo is rated excellent on Trustpilot. Get started today at nexo.io.-Today's episode art is a screenshot from CoinMarketCap.com's historical tool, modified by Speaking of BitcoinSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Crypto Is for the Dissidents and Disenfranchised

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 14:29


A reading of two essays that show the full range of communities connecting to crypto.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads two pieces:“Why Shouldn't the Navajo Mine Bitcoin?” by William Foxley “This Imprisoned Russian Artist Is Selling NFTs to Support His Family and Fellow Inmates” by Anna Baydakova-NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with today's editing by Adrian Blust, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Tribalium/iStock/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Is Jack Dorsey About to Announce a Bitcoin DeFi Platform?

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 14:05


Or is Square's TBD launch of its white paper just days after the Taproot upgrade a coincidence? This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On this edition of “The Breakdown Weekly Recap,” NLW follows up on the story about the politics of bitcoin with an SEC commissioner's recent essay on decentralized finance (DeFi). He also looks at the forthcoming Taproot upgrade, and how it may coincide with plans from the newest division of Square - TBD - to announce bitcoin DeFi plans. -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: The Politics of Bitcoin

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 14:14


Is the political discourse around crypto getting more sophisticated? This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On today's episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at how bitcoin's place in the political dialogue in the United States has changed dramatically over the years. He argues 2021 will be remembered as the year politicians started taking the industry seriously. The episode features a thread from Ohio U.S. Senate candidate Morgan Harper: https://twitter.com/mh4oh/status/1458064822772375565-NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Malte Mueller/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mises Media
Realistic Prospects for Secession and Decentralization

Mises Media

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021


This week's show features a panel discussion recorded in late October at our annual Supporters Summit. Panelists Ryan McMaken, Jeff Deist, Mike Maharrey, and Tho Bishop lay out real strategies for achieving decentralization. Includes an introduction by Joey Clark. Recorded in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 22, 2021.

Interviews
Realistic Prospects for Secession and Decentralization

Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021


This week's show features a panel discussion recorded in late October at our annual Supporters Summit. Panelists Ryan McMaken, Jeff Deist, Mike Maharrey, and Tho Bishop lay out real strategies for achieving decentralization. Includes an introduction by Joey Clark. Recorded in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 22, 2021.

The Human Action Podcast
Realistic Prospects for Secession and Decentralization

The Human Action Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021


This week's show features a panel discussion recorded in late October at our annual Supporters Summit. Panelists Ryan McMaken, Jeff Deist, Mike Maharrey, and Tho Bishop lay out real strategies for achieving decentralization. Includes an introduction by Joey Clark. Recorded in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 22, 2021.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Why Yesterday Was One of the Most Illuminating Days in Bitcoin's History

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 14:52


A perfect confluence of macro events and market structure. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG. Yesterday was quite the day. A 6.2% inflation print led to a new bitcoin all-time high. Within hours, however, BTC's price crashed 10% on an overall risk-off move in markets. That was precipitated by rumors that China's Evergrande was about to default on its debts. NLW argues that the moves show how market structure and macro realities impact bitcoin. -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Ildar Abulkhanov/iStock/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Inflation Nation – US Sees Highest Price Increase in 31 Years

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 15:35


What it means for markets, the Federal Reserve and bitcoin.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.New statistics show a 6.2% rise in the consumer price index (CPI) year over year for October. On today's episode, NLW breaks down the news, discussing:How the 2020 inflation debate set up the current bitcoin bull run The debate around “transitory” inflation in 2021 How the inflation debate is impacting U.S. politics Why bitcoin is achieving new all-time highs -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: sbayram/E+/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Apple CEO Tim Cook Reveals Crypto Holdings as BTC and ETH Hit New All-Time Highs

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 13:57


What on-chain analysts and the community at large thinks is driving the move.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Last night both BTC and ETH hit new all-time highs. In today's episode, NLW explores:What on-chain analysis suggests about how this ATH differs from previous onesWhy some are pointing to institutional accumulation as driving the rallyWhat Apple CEO Tim Cook said when he revealed that he holds BTC and ETH -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jorgenson's Soundbox
Dan Reecer: What Is Polkadot And Why It's The Future of Web3

Jorgenson's Soundbox

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 64:53


Today, my guest is Dan Reecer. Dan joined the crypto world 3 years ago instead of going to get his MBA, and is now VP of Growth for Acala, the Defi Network launching soon on the Polkadot Blockchain Platform. Don't worry, all of those words get explained in the podcast.  In this conversation, I try to bring us all (myself included) from basics to applications of blockchain, and help us all see around the next few corners we'll all go through together over the next decade. We talk about: Dan's path to working in crypto, what Polkadot is, where it came from, why it's different from Bitcoin and Ethereum, and how crypto will benefit people not already in the space.   Additional resources to help enrich your experience below:   (I encourage you to go play around with some of these tools and technologies. Things start to click when you actually use them and feel them work.)    Topics Covered:  What is Polkadot? Where Polkadot came from and why it's different from Bitcoin and Ethereum What does a multi-chain future look like? Why do we need that? What problems does Polkadot solve? What is Acala?  How crypto will benefit normal people Dan's path to working in Crypto    Additional Resources:   The Infinite Machine book by Camilla Russo Dan Reecer's Twitter Polkadot Twitter Acala Twitter Eric Jorgenson Newsletter Eric Jorgenson Twitter      Additional Episodes If You Enjoyed: Sky King: The Next Level of the Internet, Decentralization, and Becoming a Player in the Game of Life Jason Hitchcock: Your Guide to Web3 (DeFi, NFTs, and The Metaverse) Sean O'Connor: How Blockchain is Changing Society with Costless Transactions Simon Judd: How Index Coop is building Crypto Index products --------------------------------------------------------------- Huge thanks to Modern Stoa (modernstoa.co) for their help on creating and growing this very podcast you're listening to now. If you need help with podcast growth or monetization, go to modernstoa.co or hit the founder up on Twitter (@consumersky) or Instagram (@iamaskyking).       If you want to support the podcast, here are a few ways you can:  >> Buy a copy of the Navalmanak: www.navalmanack.com/  >> Share the podcast with your friends and on social media  >> Give the podcast a positive review to help us reach new listeners  >> Make a weekly, monthly, or one-time donation: https://app.omella.com/o/9Bufa  >> Follow me on Twitter: @ericjorgenson >> Follow @FirstsFamous on Twitter  >> Learn more and sign up for the “Building a Mountain of Levers” course and community: https://www.ejorgenson.com/leverage  I appreciate your support!     Important quotes from Naval on building wealth and the difference between wealth and money:   How to get rich without getting lucky. - Naval Ravikant   Making money is not a thing you do—it's a skill you learn. - Naval Ravikant   I came up with the principles in my tweetstorm (below) for myself when I was really young, around thirteen or fourteen. I've been carrying them in my head for thirty years, and I've been living them. Over time (sadly or fortunately), the thing I got really good at was looking at businesses and figuring out the point of maximum leverage to actually create wealth and capture some of that created wealth. - Naval Ravikant   Seek wealth, not money or status. - Naval Ravikant    Wealth is having assets that earn while you sleep. - Naval Ravikant    Money is how we transfer time and wealth. - Naval Ravikant   Ignore people playing status games. They gain status by attacking people playing wealth creation games.    You're not going to get rich renting out your time. You must own equity—a piece of a business—to gain your financial freedom.  - Naval Ravikant       The most important skill for getting rich is becoming a perpetual learner. You have to know how to learn anything you want to learn. The old model of making money is going to school for four years, getting your degree, and working as a professional for thirty years. But things change fast now. Now, you have to come up to speed on a new profession within nine months, and it's obsolete four years later. But within those three productive years, you can get very wealthy. - Naval Ravikant     Important quotes from the podcast by Naval on Leverage:   “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will move the earth.”  —Archimedes    To get rich, you need leverage. Leverage comes in labor, comes in capital, or it can come through code or media. But most of these, like labor and capital, people have to give to you. For labor, somebody has to follow you. For capital, somebody has to give you money, assets to manage, or machines. - Naval Ravikant   Fortunes require leverage. Business leverage comes from capital, people, and products with no marginal cost of replication (code and media). - Naval Ravikant   Capital and labor are permissioned leverage. Everyone is chasing capital, but someone has to give it to you. Everyone is trying to lead, but someone has to follow you. - Naval Ravikant   Code and media are permissionless leverage. They're the leverage behind the newly rich. You can create software and media that works for you while you sleep. - Naval Ravikant   If you can't code, write books and blogs, record videos and podcasts. - Naval Ravikant   Leverage is a force multiplier for your judgment. - Naval Ravikant   Apply specific knowledge, with leverage, and eventually you will get what you deserve. - Naval Ravikant   “We live in an age of infinite leverage, and the economic rewards for genuine intellectual curiosity have never been higher. Following your genuine intellectual curiosity is a better foundation for a career than following whatever is making money right now.” - Naval Ravikant   Important Quotes from the podcast on Business and Entrepreneurship   There is no skill called “business.” Avoid business magazines and business classes. - Naval Ravikant   You have to work up to the point where you can own equity in a business. You could own equity as a small shareholder where you bought stock. You could also own it as an owner where you started the company. Ownership is really important.     Everybody who really makes money at some point owns a piece of a product, a business, or some IP. That can be through stock options if you work at a tech company. That's a fine way to start.    But usually, the real wealth is created by starting your own companies or even by investing. In an investment firm, they're buying equity. These are the routes to wealth. It doesn't come through the hours. - Naval Ravikant

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: What Elon Musk's $21B Tesla Sale Gambit Says About Markets

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 15:40


The Saturday tweet about the sale drove synthetic crypto-powered Tesla markets down 7%.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at why the fracas around Elon Musk's Twitter poll about his selling 10% of his Tesla stock is about much more than Tesla. It has implications for domestic politics, market structure and why crypto is the future. Additionally, the Brief covers:The NYC mayor-elect says bitcoin should be taught in schools The latest on the infrastructure bill Pension funds are moving into alternative assets to find yield -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
SOB: If Facebook Can't Run a Global Currency, Who Could?

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 40:19


This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.A recent letter addressed to the social media giant from five democratic senators laid it out clearly; There's simply no way Meta (formerly Facebook) will be allowed, much less trusted, to run a supra-national stablecoin. It's a stance many agree with but it brings up a larger and much more controversial question. If one of the biggest, most successful consumer-facing companies in the world can't do it, who could?Join hosts Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Andreas M. Antonopoulos for this wide-ranging conversation as they dig into the thorny issues of power, currency, trust and monetary policy.-Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 6.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 100+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.-Have any questions or comments? Send us an email at adam@speakingofbitcoin.showToday's show featured Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan, Stephanie Murphy and Adam B. Levine, with editing by Adam B. Levine and music by Gurtybeats.com. Our episode art is a photograph by Annie Spratt/Unsplash modified by Speaking of BitcoinSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: The End of the Super Bubble vs. WAGMI

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 13:24


A reading of two threads that paint a very different picture of the world.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On this week's ”Long Reads Sunday,” NLW looks at two very different takes on the economy in threads by Raoul Pal and Alex Good. -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: VectorInspiration/DigitalVision Vectors/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: What to Do About the Looming Disaster for Crypto in 6050I

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 12:29


The latest from the Infrastructure bill plus recent SEC statements on enforcement.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On this edition of “The Breakdown Weekly Recap,” NLW covers:SEC Chair Gensler's recent comments on crypto enforcementThe OCC concludes its crypto sprintWhy the crypto community is so concerned about Infrastructure Bill amendment 6050IThe vibe from NFT.NYC-NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: smartboy10/DigitalVision Vectors/United Kingdom, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Central Banks Sending Worrisome Signals About the Economy

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 10:05


What the inversion of the yield curve is telling us.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On today's episode, NLW gets macro with a discussion of a flattening of the yield curve and what increasingly seems like a failed yield curve control experiment in Australia. He looks at:What the “yield curve” isWhat a yield curve flattening or inversion is signalingThe latest from the U.S. Federal Reserve on tapering Australia's yield curve control problem -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Nuthawut Somsuk/iStock/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Mises Media
Panel: “Realistic Prospects for Secession and Decentralization”

Mises Media

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021


The weekend revolves around a discussion of strategy. Nearly 25 years ago, Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe delivered his famous "What Must Be Done" speech on the pressing topic of how—and whether—to engage the state. Today his prescription for a bottom-up ideological revolution beginning at the local level rings more true than ever. With Hoppe's admonitions in mind, all of our speakers and panels will consider three vital questions: Where are we? How Bad is it? And what should we do now? Includes an introduction by Joey Clark. Recorded in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 22, 2021.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Why Some US Congressmen Are Asking Gensler About a Bitcoin Spot ETF

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 12:10


The co-chairs of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus are not pleased.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On today's episode, NLW follows up on the burgeoning bitcoin-mayor competition between New York City's Eric Adams and Miami's Francis Suarez. The show's main topic is an open letter sent by Congressional Blockchain Caucus co-chairs Rep. Tom Emmer and Rep. Darren Soto to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler about the recent approvals of bitcoin futures-based exchange-traded funds. They argue it simply doesn't make sense to approve a futures ETF but not a spot ETF that holds actual bitcoin. Surprise, surprise, the crypto community agrees. -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Opinionated
DeFi Needs Clear Regulation; Or Does it? Feat. PaperImperium

Opinionated

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 37:29


This week, “Opinionated” hosts Ben Schiller, Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson are talking to PaperImperium, the first and only pseudonymous crypto advocate, lobbying on behalf of MakerDAO in the corridors of power. PaperImperium, or Paper, or Chris (his real name, but he's not keen to publicize his full name), is advocating for a clear regulation for DAOs, or decentralized autonomous organisations. DAOs are a brainchild of the crypto-anarchist culture, and the concept implies that communities can make decisions and solve problems by common voting, using their crypto tokens as voting mandates. Interestingly, Chris is not a huge fan of this idea itself, and he's still on the fence on whether the concept is viable. Also, not everybody shares a belief that decentralized finance (DeFi) needs regulation at all, and recently the DAO members voted down the proposal to compensate Chris for his work. Why then is he so passionate about educating congressmen and regulators about MakerDAO and everything around it? What got him into crypto in the first place, and why is he so excited about Maker?Listen to Anna, Ben and Danny talk to Chris about his observations about the moods towards crypto in Washington, D.C., his hopes for DeFi and other things.PaperImperium's handle on Twitter is @ImperiumPaper. Mentioned in this podcast:Meet the DeFi Delegate Knocking on the Doors of CongressWhat Is a DAO?This episode was produced, announced and edited by Michele Musso. Our theme song is by Elision.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: New York City Gets Itself a Bitcoin Mayor

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 14:35


Mayor-elect Eric Adams is looking to turn one of the world's great TradFi centers into a hub for crypto as well.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Despite (or perhaps because of) being one of the world's great traditional financial hubs, New York has a contentious relationship with crypto. Between the BitLicense and a very active state attorney general, New York and crypto aren't always simpatico. That's why it has been exciting for many New Yorkers to see candidates of both parties advocating for New York City to become a crypto hub, and to do so in a way that benefits financial access and economic empowerment goals. NLW breaks down candidate statements and looks at the friendly competition brewing between NYC and Miami. -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images News, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The New Wave Entrepreneur
EP004: Matt Wilson - Decentralization vs Centralization, Politics & More

The New Wave Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 62:49


In this episode we are sitting down with my good friend Matt Wilson. Matt Wilson is Co-founder and CEO of the travel company for people ages 21-35 Under30Experiences, and author of "The Millennial Travel Guidebook". Under30Experiences has been named number 801 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America and number 198 on Financial Times 1000 list of America's Fastest-Growing Companies. In this episode we discuss Matt's journey in business and dissect other topics such as politics, crypto and more! Please tune in to enjoy this great conversation between two friends!  Matt Wilson https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwilsontv/ https://www.under30ceo.com/author/mattwilson/ Time-stamps 03:00 Discussion on vaccinations, fear propaganda, broader impact of the pandemic 21:35 Web 3.0. The evolution from Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 Centralization vs decentralization   47:20 Investing in stocks by elected officials, discussion regarding the police, Trump, and more 1:01:25 Outro

Bitcoin Made Simple Podcast
BMS 041 Nico w/SimplyBitcoin TV

Bitcoin Made Simple Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 61:55


Cory interviews Nico from Simply Bitcoin TV, where they discussed: - Decentralization of Media - Earning your Bitcoin Bear Market Badge - Why Bitcoin wins, no matter what Check out Nico & Simply Bitcoin TV at the links below: Twitter: https://twitter.com/BITVOLT7 Simply Bitcoin TV: simplybitcoin.tv Show Sponsor - https://www.coinbeast.com/ Show Links: Twitter - https://twitter.com/bitcoinsimply Podcast - https://anchor.fm/bitcoinmadesimple Email - bitcoinmadesimplepodcast@gmail.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bitcoinmadesimple/support

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: What You Need to Know About Biden's Stablecoin Report

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 19:55


The much anticipated document has finally been released, and here's what the crypto community is saying about it. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.The President's Working Group on Financial Markets has finally released its much-anticipated report on Stablecoins. In this episode, NLW breaks down:The PWG's three major concerns surrounding stablecoinsThe significance of its recommendation that Congress legislate stablecoins The reactions of the crypto community, stablecoin issuers and interested politicians -NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.-“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Samuel Corum/Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jorgenson's Soundbox
Cliff Kuang: Optimizing User Interface And The Massive Opportunities Within Design

Jorgenson's Soundbox

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 77:39


Today my guest is Cliff Kuang, author of a fantastic book called User Friendly: How The Hidden Rules of Design are Reshaping The Way We Live, Work, and Play, which was called a "tour de force" by the New York Times. He was the Design editor of Fast Company, and Editor at Wired Magazine. From there he went on to work at Google as a Senior Staff Designer on an innovations team. Cliff is obsessive about the deepest challenges facing UX design today such as the metaphors that undergird what we do, the future of digital ecosystems, and the future experiences those ecosystems can unlock. Enjoy these topics and many more on this episode of Jorgenson's Soundbox!   Additional resources to help enrich your experience below:   Topics Covered:  What Cliff is doing to change the entire landscape of user interface What a unicorn is within the design industry and why they're a dying breed The universal problem of design What is “good” design How metaphor and feedback are at the core of user interface How design is empathetic Why we are in the ever-present of user interface    Quotes   “In the age of invisible updates delivered via the cloud we sort of live in this ever-present, we don't remember what our tech interfaces looked like 10 years ago. There's no past and there's no future. It's very strange the way we live with technology and design right now.” - Cliff Kuang   “There's this magical tension within design between creating something new and creating something recognizable. You're trying to create something magic that feels like you've always used the thing but it's actually the first time you've ever used it. That's the magic of design.” - Cliff Kuang  Additional Resources:   User Friendly Cliff's Twitter Eric Jorgenson Newsletter Eric Jorgenson Twitter      Additional Episodes If You Enjoyed: Eric Jorgenson: Metagames, Feedback Loops and Transcending The Muggle World Sky King: The Next Level of the Internet, Decentralization, and Becoming a Player in the Game of Life   --------------------------------------------------------------- Huge thanks to Modern Stoa (modernstoa.co) for their help on creating and growing this very podcast you're listening to now. If you need help with podcast growth or monetization, go to modernstoa.co or hit the founder up on Twitter (@consumersky) or Instagram (@iamaskyking).       If you want to support the podcast, here are a few ways you can:  >> Buy a copy of the Navalmanak: www.navalmanack.com/  >> Share the podcast with your friends and on social media  >> Give the podcast a positive review to help us reach new listeners  >> Make a weekly, monthly, or one-time donation: https://app.omella.com/o/9Bufa  >> Follow me on Twitter: @ericjorgenson >> Follow @FirstsFamous on Twitter  >> Learn more and sign up for the “Building a Mountain of Levers” course and community: https://www.ejorgenson.com/leverage  I appreciate your support!     Important quotes from Naval on building wealth and the difference between wealth and money:   How to get rich without getting lucky. - Naval Ravikant   Making money is not a thing you do—it's a skill you learn. - Naval Ravikant   I came up with the principles in my tweetstorm (below) for myself when I was really young, around thirteen or fourteen. I've been carrying them in my head for thirty years, and I've been living them. Over time (sadly or fortunately), the thing I got really good at was looking at businesses and figuring out the point of maximum leverage to actually create wealth and capture some of that created wealth. - Naval Ravikant   Seek wealth, not money or status. - Naval Ravikant    Wealth is having assets that earn while you sleep. - Naval Ravikant    Money is how we transfer time and wealth. - Naval Ravikant   Ignore people playing status games. They gain status by attacking people playing wealth creation games.    You're not going to get rich renting out your time. You must own equity—a piece of a business—to gain your financial freedom.  - Naval Ravikant       The most important skill for getting rich is becoming a perpetual learner. You have to know how to learn anything you want to learn. The old model of making money is going to school for four years, getting your degree, and working as a professional for thirty years. But things change fast now. Now, you have to come up to speed on a new profession within nine months, and it's obsolete four years later. But within those three productive years, you can get very wealthy. - Naval Ravikant     Important quotes from the podcast by Naval on Leverage:   “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will move the earth.”  —Archimedes    To get rich, you need leverage. Leverage comes in labor, comes in capital, or it can come through code or media. But most of these, like labor and capital, people have to give to you. For labor, somebody has to follow you. For capital, somebody has to give you money, assets to manage, or machines. - Naval Ravikant   Fortunes require leverage. Business leverage comes from capital, people, and products with no marginal cost of replication (code and media). - Naval Ravikant   Capital and labor are permissioned leverage. Everyone is chasing capital, but someone has to give it to you. Everyone is trying to lead, but someone has to follow you. - Naval Ravikant   Code and media are permissionless leverage. They're the leverage behind the newly rich. You can create software and media that works for you while you sleep. - Naval Ravikant   If you can't code, write books and blogs, record videos and podcasts. - Naval Ravikant   Leverage is a force multiplier for your judgment. - Naval Ravikant   Apply specific knowledge, with leverage, and eventually you will get what you deserve. - Naval Ravikant   “We live in an age of infinite leverage, and the economic rewards for genuine intellectual curiosity have never been higher. Following your genuine intellectual curiosity is a better foundation for a career than following whatever is making money right now.” - Naval Ravikant   Important Quotes from the podcast on Business and Entrepreneurship   There is no skill called “business.” Avoid business magazines and business classes. - Naval Ravikant   You have to work up to the point where you can own equity in a business. You could own equity as a small shareholder where you bought stock. You could also own it as an owner where you started the company. Ownership is really important.     Everybody who really makes money at some point owns a piece of a product, a business, or some IP. That can be through stock options if you work at a tech company. That's a fine way to start.    But usually, the real wealth is created by starting your own companies or even by investing. In an investment firm, they're buying equity. These are the routes to wealth. It doesn't come through the hours. - Naval Ravikant

The Quash
Secession is about TRUE CONSENT of the people

The Quash

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 26:12


IMAGINE how different the world would be if EVERYONE heard the message I provide in The Quash? It would fundamentally change. If you like The Quash you should support it. That's what free markets are about. And when you join at patreon.com/theQuash you get more than twice as many episodes each month plus two 90min live call in shows. Not to mention access to my entire library of shows from the past and interviews I've done. So go sign up and become a supporter and help spread the word. In this episode I show people with a short audio clip how the constitutional conservatives on talk radio SCREW the people by constantly misrepresenting SECESSION. Decentralization is the ONLY real solution to the problems we have and that must begin with secession alternatives on EVERY BALLOT every statewide election. The Quash comes out on Sundays to the public. AH shows have more harsh language. You can follow me on Twitter I'm legalman@USlawreview You can read my articles at thetruthaboutthelaw.com

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
The FUTURE of Investing and How You Capitalize on The Current Financial REVOLUTION | Richard Craib

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 108:31


Check out our sponsors: Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/impacttheorySmileBrilliant: Go to smilebrilliant.com and use coupon code IMPACTLMNT: Go to drinkLMNT.com/Impact to try their brand NEW flavor - Watermelon Salt.Thryve: Get 50% off your at-home gut health test at trythryve.com/impactAthletic Greens: Go to athleticgreens.com/impact and receive a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase!Decentralization has sparked more conversation and opinions than we can track. As people become more aware of the cracks in the current financial system, solutions to the ways through and over those existing barriers become more appealing. Richard Craib is the founder of the crowdsourced quant hedge fund, Numerai, which is using sophisticated machine learning to create models that essentially predict how the stock market moves. During this conversation with Tom, Richard is sharing how crypto is breaking the barriers of the old financial system that was meant to protect people, while effectively keeping everyone out. This is another resource that can be really useful in seeing the bitcoin revolution, blockchain and cryptocurrency in another light, especially through the lens of finance. SHOW NOTES: 0:00 | Introduction Richard Craib0:55 | Financial System Barrier7:29 | Blocking Innovation13:07 | Navigating 2 Money Systems18:13 | Crowd Validation & Volume24:42 | Machine Learning Models31:44 | Hedge Funds and Stocks39:08 | What Happened With Gamestop44:26 | Decentralized Capitalism51:12 | Unstoppable Technology1:00:38 | Bank Regulation Traps1:08:01 | Staking Benefit for Internet1:15:46 | Being a Quant Trader1:22:08 | Math Language in Crypto1:31:21 | Thinking from 1st Principles1:34:55 | Entrepreneurship Advice QUOTES: “You have to find a way to tie the community into the success of a product and company. And if you fail to do that you will fail in business, you will fail in finance, you will fail in everything.” Tom Bilyeu [53:56] “You're not in any position of real ownership. And, and that is what crypto changes and the and that's very, very powerful difference” [55:40] “The difference between owning something forever, and being this kind of like sort of like slave to a system is a very different mindset.” [56:16] “That's an incredible thing to change, to feel like your relationship with your physical world is somehow fragile, but then the relationship with the digital world is actually fixed and permanent and doesn't need police. And so that's a very powerful thing to be aware of.” [57:49] “If you can think from first principles, you really can do something original. But if you don't, you can't.” [1:32:56] “It's very easy to predict the future, when you have a few things to rely on.” [1:33:51] “Don't start a company unless you're prepared to make it your life's work.” [1:36:44] Follow Richard Craib:Website: https://numer.ai/Fund: https://numerai.fund/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardcraib/Twitter: https://twitter.com/richardcraib

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
The FUTURE of Investing and How You Capitalize on The Current Financial REVOLUTION | Richard Craib

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 108:31


Check out our sponsors:  Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory SmileBrilliant: Go to smilebrilliant.com and use coupon code IMPACT LMNT: Go to drinkLMNT.com/Impact to try their brand NEW flavor - Watermelon Salt. Thryve: Get 50% off your at-home gut health test at trythryve.com/impact Athletic Greens: Go to athleticgreens.com/impact and receive a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! Decentralization has sparked more conversation and opinions than we can track. As people become more aware of the cracks in the current financial system, solutions to the ways through and over those existing barriers become more appealing. Richard Craib is the founder of the crowdsourced quant hedge fund, Numerai, which is using sophisticated machine learning to create models that essentially predict how the stock market moves. During this conversation with Tom, Richard is sharing how crypto is breaking the barriers of the old financial system that was meant to protect people, while effectively keeping everyone out. This is another resource that can be really useful in seeing the bitcoin revolution, blockchain and cryptocurrency in another light, especially through the lens of finance.   SHOW NOTES:   0:00 | Introduction Richard Craib 0:55 | Financial System Barrier 7:29 | Blocking Innovation 13:07 | Navigating 2 Money Systems 18:13 | Crowd Validation & Volume 24:42 | Machine Learning Models 31:44 | Hedge Funds and Stocks 39:08 | What Happened With Gamestop 44:26 | Decentralized Capitalism 51:12 | Unstoppable Technology 1:00:38 | Bank Regulation Traps 1:08:01 | Staking Benefit for Internet 1:15:46 | Being a Quant Trader 1:22:08 | Math Language in Crypto 1:31:21 | Thinking from 1st Principles 1:34:55 | Entrepreneurship Advice   QUOTES:   “You have to find a way to tie the community into the success of a product and company. And if you fail to do that you will fail in business, you will fail in finance, you will fail in everything.” Tom Bilyeu [53:56]   “You're not in any position of real ownership. And, and that is what crypto changes and the and that's very, very powerful difference” [55:40]   “The difference between owning something forever, and being this kind of like sort of like slave to a system is a very different mindset.” [56:16]   “That's an incredible thing to change, to feel like your relationship with your physical world is somehow fragile, but then the relationship with the digital world is actually fixed and permanent and doesn't need police. And so that's a very powerful thing to be aware of.” [57:49]   “If you can think from first principles, you really can do something original. But if you don't, you can't.” [1:32:56]   “It's very easy to predict the future, when you have a few things to rely on.” [1:33:51]   “Don't start a company unless you're prepared to make it your life's work.” [1:36:44]   Follow Richard Craib: Website: https://numer.ai/ Fund: https://numerai.fund/   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardcraib/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/richardcraib

Bankless
Ultra Scalable Ethereum - Modular vs Monolithic Blockchains

Bankless

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 100:01


In a special State of the Nation episode, David and Ryan unpack the concept of 'modular blockchains'. Are modular blockchains the path to ultra blockchain scalability? YES! ***** 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 10:00 Consensus, Data, and Execution 16:55 The Scalability Trilemma 22:18 Developing in Parallel 29:00 Computer Chips & Nature 35:02 Modular Blockchain Design 43:10 Sharding & Data Availability 51:23 Consensus & Proof of Stake 57:06 Decentralization 1:01:55 Synergies 1:06:30 More Security 1:10:59 Future of Monolithic Blockchains 1:19:32 Triple Point Asset 1:25:19 Ultra Scalable Ethereum 1:31:45 Interest of the Token Holders 1:35:24 Ethereum's Roadmap 1:37:45 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Modular is Revolutionary: https://polynya.medium.com/processors-blockchains-modular-is-revolutionary-ded01824b603  Market Monday: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-2025  ----- 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 

Jorgenson's Soundbox
Mitchell Baldridge: Defeating Taxes, Financial Planning, and Flipping A Bored Ape NFT for $250k

Jorgenson's Soundbox

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 113:55


Mitchell Baldridge is an accountant and financial planner who also identifies as a libertarian anarchist crypto-degenerate. We talk through the creation of his firm, everything financial planning entails, and how he flipped a Bored Ape NFT for $250k. A little something for everyone today! Mitchell can't be everyone's personal planner and accountant, (though he is mine and I'm very grateful for that!) but he offers expertise that can help anyone. Taxes are likely your single largest expense over your entire life, so it pays to understand them.   Be sure to tweet or email me so I know what you think of the episode, and be well!   Additional resources to help enrich your experience below:   Topics Covered:  Crypto plays in the public markets Wealth-building and preservation strategies 101 resources for people who want to self-educate on financial planning and taxes How web3 could affect accounting and tax over a 20-year time horizon? Mitchell's business specifically What is the path and what do you learn to become a CFP and accountant When should someone start working with a CFP or accountant? How do you know if you have a good accountant? A good financial planner?  Additional Resources:   Mitchell Twitter  Eric Jorgenson Newsletter Eric Jorgenson Twitter      Additional Episodes If You Enjoyed: Eric Jorgenson: Metagames, Feedback Loops and Transcending The Muggle World Sky King: The Next Level of the Internet, Decentralization, and Becoming a Player in the Game of Life   --------------------------------------------------------------- Huge thanks to Modern Stoa (modernstoa.co) for their help on creating and growing this very podcast you're listening to now. 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The old model of making money is going to school for four years, getting your degree, and working as a professional for thirty years. But things change fast now. Now, you have to come up to speed on a new profession within nine months, and it's obsolete four years later. But within those three productive years, you can get very wealthy. - Naval Ravikant     Important quotes from the podcast by Naval on Leverage:   “Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will move the earth.”  —Archimedes    To get rich, you need leverage. Leverage comes in labor, comes in capital, or it can come through code or media. But most of these, like labor and capital, people have to give to you. For labor, somebody has to follow you. For capital, somebody has to give you money, assets to manage, or machines. - Naval Ravikant   Fortunes require leverage. 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Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
These Monetary TRENDS Aren't Going Anywhere! Here's What You Need to Know | Nic Carter

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 80:09


Check out our sponsors:  Athletic Greens: Go to athleticgreens.com/impact and receive a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! ButcherBox: Sign up at ButcherBox.com/impact and get 2 lbs of ground beef FREE in every order for the life of your membership. Public Rec: Go to PublicRec.com and use promo code IMPACT to receive 10% off. Audible: Start listening with a 30-day free trial, one free audiobook and access to the Plus Catalog. Visit audible.com/IMPACTTHEORY or text IMPACTTHEORY to 500-500 CuriosityStream: Go to https://curiositystream.com/impact and use code IMPACT to save 25% off today, that's only $14.99 a year. Having a complete understanding of the financial system we've become accustomed to since birth is not only advantageous, but it's an absolute must.  The gap between really understanding the impact and full gravity of inflation and living by a feeling or a suspicion is too wide to ignore. Nic Carter is an entrepreneur, investor, columnist and advisor in the Bitcoin crypto space. He's joining Tom today to break down some principle ideas and thoughts to help you at least research what you should be doing with your money, your government issued and government backed money. What's happening with crypto and NFTs isn't something you can ignore or sleep through. Bitcoin has been going strong for more than a decade. You have a moral obligation to yourself and to your family to at least understand how inflation works, why increasing assets is like theft of your dollar's value and how you can protect yourself and be part of the wealth redistribution in a way that benefits you more than harms you.   SHOW NOTES:   0:00 | Introduction to Nic Carter 1:31 | Does Bitcoin Matter? 4:21 | What is Money? 8:52 | Creating Devalued Money 14:43 | Redistribution & Inflation of Assets 22:24 | Reacting to Inflation 27:54 | Japan's Stagflation 36:57 | Energy, Euphoria & Bitcoin 40:47 | Fiat Money Explained 45:10 | Do Research Money 49:16 | Bitcoin Value Vs Fiat Value 54:13 | Bitcoin, Digital Gold 57:52 | Value System by Design   QUOTES:   “Devaluing the monetary medium that we store our work and labor in is always redistributive. So it's effectively a way to reapportion societal resources from some group to another group.” [9:59]   “there's a wealth effect whereby people feel richer, and then they spend more like if the value of your 401k goes a lot, goes up a lot, you're probably willing to buy that nice new car, if the value of your house goes up a lot” [16:23]   “There's nothing that guarantees that public equity investors in the US are going to earn 7% every year for the rest of all time.” [31:38]   “As an entrepreneur in the crypto space, and someone who allocates capital, my best hope is to sort of create the tools and the systems that regular folks can use to potentially escape a ruinous Fiat system.” [40:15]   “The government cultivates an environment in which the dollar has value. They have certain tools to do that, one is tax policy...” [42:09]   “The first thing is just not not accepting uncritically the narratives coming out of sort of our monetary elites in this country.” [49:06]   Follow Nic Carter: Website: https://niccarter.info/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nic__carter