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Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
Crypto Update 12/7/21 | DAOs Are the Next Crowdfund Gold Rush

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 8:29


With crypto markets rebounding after a recent dip and a look at how fundraising DAOs are acting like unregulated Kickstarters, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.This episode is sponsored by Kava, Nexo.io and Market Intel by Chainalysis.Today's Stories: First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Tops $50K, Ether, Other Altcoins RiseBitcoin Technical Indicator Suggests Low Probability of ‘Santa Rally'Blame the Bitcoin Bond? El Salvador's Dollar-Denominated Debt SlidesStock Futures Jump as Omicron Fears EaseEuropean stocks rise after Wall Street closes higherFeatured Story: DAOs Are the Next Crowdfund Gold RushThis episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust. -Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the world's biggest crypto assets. Connect to the world's largest cryptocurrencies, ecosystems and financial applications on DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure earning platform with kava.io.-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.-Market Intel by Chainalysis—the Blockchain Data Platform—arms your team with the most complete on-chain dataset to make informed crypto investments, deliver original research, and identify and confidently fund emerging players in the market. See Chainalysis Market Intel in action now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Daily Crypto Report
"Bitcoin Whale Spends $137 Million Buying the Dip" - December 7, 2021

Daily Crypto Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 2:43


Today's blockchain and cryptocurrency news Brought to you by ungrocery.com Bitcoin Whale Spends $137 Million Buying the Dip Nasdq Stockholm Lists Crypto ETN Sber Hopes to Register By End of Year

The Wolf Of All Streets
50% Of His Students Own Bitcoin | This Finance Professor Has Taught Crypto Since 2014 | David Yermack, NYU Stern

The Wolf Of All Streets

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 30:39


After discovering Bitcoin in 2011 and realizing its potential, my guest became the first professor to start teaching crypto as a university course in 2014 with only 33 students. Today he has hundreds of students who study Bitcoin, blockchain, DeFi and NFTs and are defining the shape of the crypto industry. Meet David L. Yermack, Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business and Chairman of the Finance Department. -- Amber Group: Amber Group is an integrated digital asset platform serving retail and institutional clients by providing deep liquidity, attractive yields, and sophisticated portfolio management tools. With 12 offices on three continents, and nearly a trillion dollars in volume traded, Amber Group offers clients personalized, compliant, and secure service across dozens of digital assets. Find out more at https://thewolfofallstreets.link/ambergroup  -- HBAR Foundation: Fund your project quickly and easily with the HBAR Foundation. Apply for a grant and be put on the fast track to success at https://thewolfofallstreets.link/hbar  -- Horizen: Horizen is the zero-knowledge enabled network of blockchains powered by the largest node system with scalability and flexibility unmatched by others. Blockchains built on Horizen are enhanced by zk-SNARK privacy tech and provide massive throughput without compromising decentralization. Horizen can support up to 10,000 independent blockchains running in parallel and issue an unlimited amount of tokens.  More at https://thewolfofallstreets.link/horizen -- If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe. This podcast is presented by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworks.co ーーー Join the Wolf Den newsletter: ►►https://www.getrevue.co/profile/TheWolfDen/members

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast
Gateways to Public Blockchains Ep #56

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 23:56


Live from Breakpoint 2021, Ali Yahya (a16z) moderates a discussion about wallets, custody and the User Control Layer with Brandon Millman (Phantom), Filip Dragoslavic (Solrise) and Maria Phillips (Slope Finance). 00:10 - Intro02:32 - Custodial vs. Non-custodial models for keys holding07:11 - Education is key11:37 - Building on top of user-controlled layers16:48 - Unbundling Wallets20:04 - Mobile vs. Desktop  Ali (00:10):All right, welcome everyone. So today we have a great panel to talk about the user control layer. So everything that has to do with UX, interfaces, wallets, how people use their private keys to interact with blockchains, and how all of that plays into web 3.0, and the things that are being built in DeFi, NFTs, et cetera. And we've got only 20 minutes, unfortunately, which is an egregiously short period of time to cover such a meaty topic, but excited for it. It's going to be a great conversation. I'm going to start by letting our panelists, maybe introduce themselves. Maybe one minute kind of introduction, and then we can dive in. Does that sound good?Filip (00:50):That sounds good. I'm Filip from Solflare. We actually built the first wallet on solana. That was actually before magnet, July last year. And Solflare was the first taking wallet, and right now we have over 20% of solana circling supplies stake through Solflare, and we are expanding onto all platforms. We have a web browser, we have a browser extension. We just launched mobile on Friday. And we are just looking to give all our users the opportunity to access Solflare from whichever platform they want to. And that's what we're all about.Brandon (01:37):Hey, everyone, I'm, I'm Brandon Millman. I'm the CEO and co-founder of Phantom. Just got started back in May, and it's just been such an awesome journey. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone in the audience and listening back at home for helping support us on this journey, and to hit 1 million users recently. Each and one of you are one in a million to me, so really appreciate it.Maria (02:03):Hi everyone. I'm Maria Phillips with Slope Finance, I'm head of communications. Slope Finance was the first mobile wallet on solana and we have over 150,000 downloads and an MAU of 95%. We are mobile first. Yeah, fantastic. Delighted to be here today.Ali (02:23):Amazing. Well, thank you guys. Well, let's start with, I think one of the basic questions about how user interfaces should interact with a blockchain. And that is the question of whether the keys should be held by the user, or if those keys should be held, or might be held by a company in the middle, like say a company like Coinbase or a company like that, where that would be kind of a custodial model versus having things being non-custodial and sitting at the edges. And I think we all kind of know what the ethos of this space is, but of course there are many trade offs. And so I'm curious to talk through how you guys think about those trade offs, and what are the kinds of things that we can do to empower the user as much as we possibly can.Filip (03:04):There's two different approaches like custodial and noncustodial. Noncustodial is in a true spirit of crypto where you actually control the keys. You control their finances and no one can actually take it away from you. I talked to someone from Algeria and he told me how important that is for them.Ali (03:24):Yeah.Filip (03:25):Since I don't live in a country like that, I didn't know that's so important for them because at one point in time, someone can actually get something from the bank account, they lose everything. But on the other hand, all people are actually used to, don't have that responsibility of just holding all their finances with them. So we have bank accounts, we trust banks with our money and it's going to be a long road to educate old people, to get from the custodial to the non-custodial thing. And I don't think that it's ever going to happen in a big way, but as all crypto people here are, we are like early adopters and we want to try new things, but the vast majority will always stay non-custodial. And there's always going to be those two approaches.Ali (04:19):Yeah. Makes sense. What do you think, Brandon?Brandon (04:22):Yeah, I'll start off by saying that at Phantom, our goal is to make the decentralized web safe and easy to use for everyone. And you know, what that means is expanding past like the very small number of users we have now to tens of millions and billions in the future. But you know, the thing is that giving private keys directly to users, is sort of akin to giving them keys to like a super car Ferrari, it's like super powerful, but not everyone needs all that power. And I'll say, actually, I think there's actually more than just this dichotomy of like non-custodial and custodial. It is actually a bit of a range of different techniques that are kind of somewhat in the middle. So I think there's things like social recovery, multi-party computation, premier secret sharing, tourists, those sort of things. And I think all of those techniques have not really been given the chance to really been taken to their like full extent. So yeah, we're really excited to kind of explore a lot of those options and sort of bring more custodial flavor, to non custodial tools.Maria (05:32):When we look at our user base, okay, number one, India, number two, US and number three, Malaysia. Everyone of our customers really are accessing via mobile, and that onboarding, and that access is a huge concern to us to make it as easy as possible. So we are looking at different innovations in this space. And especially because we're looking at being the gateway from web 2.0 to web 3.0, and being able to link activities in decentralized identity is what we're calling it. Being able to identify people in specific ways, according to their activities. And hopefully we're going to use that to lower the access and entry barrier for our customers to make it as easy as possible. And a better experienceFilip (06:16):Just wanted to add that actually education is so important and just getting people to know how crypto actually works and why is it so good for them? That's actually one of the things that, what we actually launched our sulfur academy. So we have blogs and guides to capture the users and tell them, okay, this is how works. Because there's a lot of scams out there. I mean, we both know that because before we actually launched mobile, we have caught three fake wallets. We actually met one of the developers who made those fake wallets reached out to us. And told us, oh, I'm so happy that you're using our wallet at the wallet that I made. And he was actually commissioned by someone else to produce fake wallets for Solflare and Phantom. So that was mind blown to us. He felt so bad, but he didn't know that. And so education is key actually to preventing users, for getting scammed and actually get so burnt that they say, oh, okay, all crypto is a scam. So that's why...Ali (07:22):I think this point of education is really good because I think there are two philosophies in this space. One of them is crypto wants to be seen. This is a line from Cavan, who's a founder of foundation. And his view is over time, people should become aware of what crypto is. People should become aware of the way that private keys work. They should become aware of the fact that holding your own private key is very different than signing into a web 2.0 service. And that's one philosophy that these things will become front and center. And that education will be a big piece of this and that you actually, as an application developer, should not be trying to hide it away, right. That you should not be trying to fully abstract it such that the user actually does not know anymore that they're interacting with a blockchain.Ali (08:05):And then a different philosophy would be more like a product and a very pragmatic point of view, which is people have a very hard time understanding how all of this works. And so instead, what you should do is you should abstract it away. You should make it look as much like a web 2.0 thing as possible, so that you can get people on board. And then over time, maybe you shift towards a more kind of web 3.0 native user pattern. And those are two very different ways of building a product. And I'm curious how you guys think about that. I mean, your point about education, how do you think about education?Filip (08:38):Yeah, I think educating users is actually the key to it. I mean, they don't need to know like 90% of it.Ali (08:45):Yeah.Filip (08:45):It's totally fine if they do the very basics and if they interact with, for example, much more complicated protocols, they don't need to know what goes on in the background.Ali (08:55):Right.Filip (08:55):But they need to know when the app says, okay, you're now signing a transaction, what end means on the blockchain. And this is the only thing that they should know. And we should actually push as an industry, users to educate themselves just in those basics.Brandon (09:15):I feel like none of us here really know what the final conclusion of all of this web 3.0 tech is really going to look like. And I think we're just so early in the vast majority of people who are going to use these centralized technologies have not really used it yet.Ali (09:30):Yeah.Brandon (09:30):But I agree. User education is super important. Support is another thing that we've seen that's super important. Unfortunately, the status quo nowadays is to kind of throw everyone into this zoo of a discord and let whatever happen. And unfortunately, a lot of projects basically just turn a blind eye to what happens in there. All these scams happen, people get DMed and whatever. So yeah, I think we really all need to take a much more user focused approach, not just in the applications themselves, but in, around just all of the surrounding infrastructure, support, education, et cetera.Ali (10:06):Yeah.Maria (10:07):Financial literacy and traditional financial services isn't great either to be honest.Ali (10:11):Yeah.Maria (10:12):But I do see this whole e-commerce space that we're involved in and looking at, I think that is a way to bring people into the space to understand it better.Ali (10:20):Yeah.Maria (10:21):If they start using cryptocurrencies or if they start using this in their normal daily shopping or activities, this is a way for them to understand that it's safe. You know, I paid for something, I got it. Yay. This is good. That's a real great way for them to understand and onboard in a really low level way, but get there.Ali (10:41):Completely.Filip (10:42):I just wanted to touch on the topic that Brandon actually mentioned, with support. We both did in our discords, people get scammed and stuff like that. So we tried everything. So we take this try and see what works approach. So we tried with telegram, we tried with discord. Yep. But people always get scammed. So I think we're launching periods to our live chat support on the website, but it's always like this fine line of, okay, how do you actually provide the users the best experience, but that they also feel still completely anonymous. It all depends on that fine line, and we need to see what works best actually.Ali (11:22):Completely. Well I think this actually segues well into how a user control layer application like a wallet or other kind of applications at that layer enable developers to build on top of them. Right. And I think that there's another kind of spectrum of different schools of thought or different approaches in that world as well, where you can think of meta mask or the kind of wallet that is very un-opinionated about how developers build things on top, as being on one end of the spectrum where you can really just sign anything using meta mass, you can sign just a binary blob because it doesn't provide you with very much context as to what it is that you're doing. And it's really on the developer to inform you as to what you're signing actually is.Ali (12:18):And then on the other end of the spectrum, can be much more opinionated about how the wallet integrates with specific applications, such that the wallet itself, the team who builds the wallet itself might integrate directly with a protocol that does lending. One example on ethereum world would be compound, you integrate with compound directly. And then there's a whole spectrum in the middle where a wallet could provide the tools for developers to build applications for it that are standard. And that give a little bit more structure and context for what that integration should look like, but it's not done by the team itself. And it enables an ecosystem to kind of emerge, to improve what the user experience might look like by enabling them to do things in a way that's more structured. So I think we need certain standards that help us build these applications in a way that are intuitive. And I'm curious how you guys think about this factor, or if you agree with it and, and where you guys kind of land on it philosophically.Brandon (13:19):Sure. Yeah. I can lead. Again, I'll preface everything by saying that we're in this mass experimentation phase where a lot of things are still being figured out. That being said, I feel like some of the walls that you've alluded to that have done more plugin type architecture. So namely origin, I feel like have sort of been left in the past a little bit, just because they were not really able to keep up with the explosion of all of these permissionless daps.Ali (13:50):Yep.Brandon (13:51):And, therefore were not really able to sort of participate in the network effect that gets created between daps and the users of those wallets. And so our opinion right now is to keep it very permissionless. Keep the current model going, as it has a lot of momentum and all of that. But again, that being said, I feel like we still have yet to see the final conclusion of all this, so things are always changingFilip (14:19):There's different trade offs between both approaches because if you integrated directly into the wallet, so firstly, the UX is going to be way better. And you could actually provide safe haven for all those new users because the permissionless world is the wild west. So you have like five great applications, you have five applications that will actually scam your money, so you could actually protect them. But on the other hand, you actually are gate keeping with your wallet. So this is why the panel is called whole user control layer. So the wallet actually dictates to which application the user can actually connect. And this may not always be in the best interest of the user because maybe that wallet has, for example, a business model with the dap that they have. So this is one part of it, in a permissionless system, the other thing applies.Filip (15:22):So there's inherent risk. And if we're going that way, then we need to go back to the previous topic and that is education. So if we educate them, then it's completely fine to do as permissionless because they know what they're doing. But if there's a big influx of new users who are just coming into the space, wanting to experience something and they want to do it quickly without educating themselves, we're in a really tough spot with permissionless systems. But as Brandon pointed out, we're so early, we don't know which way is actually going to work best. So I think there will be wallets with different approaches and we'll see which one is going to be the most successful one, which the users will actually choose that perspective.Ali (16:10):Completely. Do you want to add something Maria?Maria (16:12):Yeah. We have integrated with over 80 daps, but we're very lucky, we have 35 engineers, and we've created a standardized way for them to come to us and work with us and partner. So that's been fantastic and it grows, our list is growing, we're meeting people here, so happy to connect.Ali (16:29):And Maria are those integrations integrations that the team has pushed forward, or are those collaborations with the teams, or I'm curious how they end up working.Maria (16:40):It's collaborative. Yeah. Yeah. We absolutely work with them and make sure that they integrate with us seamlessly.Ali (16:46):I think an interesting question that also duck tails with what we're talking about here, with respect to integrations, is whether it's possible to kind of unbundle what a wallet is. And I mean, there are kind of standards out there that are being pioneered to things like wallet connect and I'm curious how you guys think of what the actual kind of user controls layer looks like. What are the various different components? What are the roles of that piece of the stack and how you think about what you're doing plays with that?Brandon (17:20):The wallet is actually, in its current form, a very complicated multifaceted product. So there's so many different parts. So not only in the app and outside of it. So inside the app, there's things like key management, there's things that people expect, like being able to do everything that you expect from your tokens.Ali (17:39):Yeah.Brandon (17:40):And if view, NFTs, swap tokens, like interact with daps and all that. And so it is a very challenging thing to juggle all of those things at once, especially in such a fast moving environment. And I think we're already seeing those sort of things, getting unbundled with like NFT viewing specific daps and daps that are more geared towards very fine gain grain control of your token accounts and things like that. And so I could see a world where they get unbundled, but I could also see a world where someone's kind of able to solve all those things, and under one umbrella,Filip (18:26):That's an interesting question. So it's basically the WeChat and other things. So is it a super app that can do everything?Ali (18:34):Yeah.Filip (18:34):Or is it an app that does one specific thing and then lets you connect to others? I think a really interesting approach is actually to have that super app, but in a light version. So you, the let the users do very basic operations with NFTs, with SPL tokens, with whatever they want to, because the space is evolving so fast, user demand is shifting from one week to the other and if a wallet can end up fast enough, then they could provide them those basic functionalities. But if they want to do some really heavy, deep stuff, then it's almost certainly going to be unbundled because you can't have 50 different integrations, fully integrated into the app. This just becomes exploded at one point. Especially on mobile. Dap is doable.Ali (19:35):Yep.Filip (19:35):But mobile, when you're limited with space, it's going to be almost impossible.Ali (19:42):Completely.Maria (19:43):For us, it's the super app approach. We love to keep our customers internally within the app. And you know, we do everything from activities, news, ranking centrally in the app. That's what we're trying to do, and it keeps our open rate really high as well.Ali (19:59):Yeah. Well, in a related question, which you alluded to is the question of mobile versus desktop and how the patterns of usage of web 3.0 and crypto might evolve and what might become the dominant vector for using keys for interacting with web 3.0 apps. What are your thoughts? How do you guys think that this will evolve?Brandon (20:20):Yeah, it's interesting. Because I feel like web 3.0 on mobile in more recent memory has had a hard time sort of getting started.Ali (20:30):Yeah.Brandon (20:30):And I think it's actually a function of the user base that has been using blockchain apps for the past couple years, which it has been more of like this prosumer DeFi type of user that prefers using complex DeFi apps on desktop. But what we're seeing now, I think is a couple paradigm shifts that are really setting the stage up for mobile. So first is this kind of new cohort of users that is much more NFT focused, and therefore a lot more casual. And so I think those people actually expect a really polished mobile experience. So I think that's one paradigm shift that's happening. And the second one is why we're all here today, is scalable and cheap blockchains, which their nature actually lends themselves much, much better to a mobile environment. So I think those two things are actually setting us up for the sort of new age of like web 3.0 on mobile. Which I think was not as tenable as before.Maria (21:37):Well for us, it's definitely mobile. Okay. We do have a Chrome extension as well, but for our customers, they don't really have laptops. It's very much mobile and that's their experience and how they onboard and how they continue to access. So it's definitely mobile for Slope.Filip (21:53):I'll go back to the last point and I'd say, it's going to be mixed. So you're going to do complex operations on a desktop, most certainly because mobile won't have the ability to provide them, but I see actually mobile and mobile wallet as your signing device for everything. When you connect to your desktop application, you just sign it with mobile. So because it's much more secure on mobile. I can't imagine myself, I can't imagine a lot of people actually, I don't know, sitting on a couch with a laptop open and browsing NFTs, as opposed to just sitting on a couch and browsing NFTs from their mobile app.Ali (22:38):Yeah. Yeah.Filip (22:39):And buying, selling. I want to connect to radio and harvest my farm in the morning from mobile. I don't want to do it from a desktop, open the desktop, type in radio, something like that.Ali (22:51):Yeah, it does feel as like, as web 3.0 begins to intersect more with a consumer world, mobile becomes increasingly more important as a result.Filip (23:01):Completely. Especially with NFTs.Ali (23:03):Yeah.Filip (23:05):Because NFTs and games in particular, so all those web 3.0 games are going to provide a huge user base, actually that is younger, the opportunity to experience crypto. And then you need a mobile wallet because all those mobile games will need a wallet.Ali (23:20):Of course.Filip (23:21):Unless they integrate one themselves, but talking to a lot of them, they don't want that responsibility because it's actually hard to build a wallet and maintain a wallet for it to be safe and secure for all users.Ali (23:33):Completely agreed. All right. Well, I think this is a good point to wrap the conversation. Thank you very much for joining us. This was awesome. This was awesome.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Why Bitcoin Crashed

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 12:53


The weekend saw more than $2.5 billion in liquidations.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at the dramatic move downward in the crypto markets that started late Friday night U.S. time. He looks at both market structure factors such as low liquidity and thin weekend order books as well as macro factors including, insecurity around the new Omicron variant as well as a tightening Fed policy. -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: iNueng/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.

Seeds
The Decentralised Revolution: Understanding the potential of Blockchain, DeFi, Crypto, DAOs, NFTs and the Metaverse to drive innovation, creativity and new paradigms

Seeds

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 27:53


Welcome to the audio version of the White Paper that you can download here: “The Decentralised Revolution: Understanding the potential of Blockchain, DeFi, Crypto, DAOs, NFTs and the Metaverse to drive innovation, creativity and new paradigms“. You can download the paper here: https://theseeds.nz/the-decentralised-revolution-white-paper/  Know anyone who might like to see a copy? Sparked by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand issues papers about the future of money it uses that as a launching point to take a higher level perspective of what the future might look like. Check out other episodes in the back catalogue as well and sign up for the newsletter at www.theseeds.nz 

Bitcoin and . . .
Bitcoin And . . . Muhthereum Ep512

Bitcoin and . . .

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 60:45


Join me today for Episode 512 of Bitcoin And . . . Topics for today: - #ElSalvador ground report - Gold Man Sacks #BTC backed loans? - Yet another #DeFi hack - Bitcoin is so Lindy - PoW in your life #Bitcoin #BitcoinAnd $BTC You can find me at Twitter: @bennd77 My Tippin.me page: tippin.me/@bennd77 My Curated Twitter Timeline: twitter.com/bennd77/timelines/1045364375224307712 Instagram: Bitcoin_And Mastodon: @NunyaBidness@bitcoinhackers.org Facebook: @bitcoinAnd Music by: Flutey Funk Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Daily Crypto Report
"DEX Aggregator Use Up" - December 6, 2021

Daily Crypto Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 2:00


Today's blockchain and cryptocurrency news Brought to you by ungrocery.com DEX Aggregator Use Up BSC and Animoca Brands Launch Investment Program Bitget Suspended

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
Axie Infinity Finds Ready Players in Hyperinflation-Racked Venezuela

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 9:31


On today's show, CoinDesk's Markets Report Lyllah Ledesma takes a look at Axie Infinity and the impact it's having on lives in hyper-inflation racked Venezuela.Read the story here.This episode is sponsored by Kava, Nexo.io and Market Intel by Chainalysis.This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust. -Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the world's biggest crypto assets. Connect to the world's largest cryptocurrencies, ecosystems and financial applications on DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure earning platform with kava.io.-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.-Market Intel by Chainalysis—the Blockchain Data Platform—arms your team with the most complete on-chain dataset to make informed crypto investments, deliver original research, and identify and confidently fund emerging players in the market. See Chainalysis Market Intel in action now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Off the Chain
#742 Bringing Decentralized Technology To Public Markets w/ Russell Starr

Off the Chain

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 30:28


Russell Starr is the Executive Chairman and CEO at DeFi Technologies Inc, a digital asset investment firm bridging the gap between traditional capital markets and decentralized finance. The company trades under the ticker symbol DEFTF. In the conversation, we discuss bitcoin, decentralized finance, public markets, regulation, equity and debt markets, managing the balance sheet, and where innovation is happening.    ======================= BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ======================= Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ======================= Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, fully reserved and regulated dollar stablecoin in the world. The free Circle Account and suite of platform API services bridge the gap between traditional payments and crypto for trading, DeFi, and NFT marketplaces. Create seamless, user-friendly, mainstream customer experiences with crypto-native infrastructure under the hood with Circle. Learn more at circle.com.

Founders of Web 3
Meta Identity, with Gmoney

Founders of Web 3

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 20:18


On this episode of The Metaverse Podcast, we talk to gmoney.eth, a self-described futurist and disruptor, he is the founder of Puertro Rico's first ever summit on NFTs, Metaverso, and The Cutting Edge podcast, which airs live on Twitter spaces before being pulled to all good podcasting platforms. Jamie and Gmoney discuss moving from traditional finance to DeFi and NFTs, the importance of digital identity, acting as an anonymous influencer, putting money at risk to learn about crypto, squiggle fandom, the silent NFT crash, and more.

Group Chat
Art Basel >>> | Group Chat News Ep. 568

Group Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 79:53


Today we're discussing Art Basel, DocuSign's shares falling over 40%, Bitcoin dropping and staying below $50,000, the $120 million in crypto stolen in a DeFi website hack, an interview with Ian Rogers of Ledger, and more. Visit ledger.com for the smartest way to secure, buy, exchange and grow your crypto assets.  Connect with Group Chat! Watch The Pod #1 Newsletter In The World For The Gram Tweet With Us Exclusive Facebook Content

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
SOB: Exploring Bitcoin's Lightning Network

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 53:03


This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, KuCoin and DeFiHorse.The Lightning Network is arguably the most anticipated scaling solution for Bitcoin to date. Why isn't everyone using it?“Speaking of Bitcoin” hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy are joined by Rene Pickhardt, Bitcoin and Lightning Network Developer. The four lead a conversation on the still in development yet rapidly growing Lightning Network. It's a second-layer network that enables fast, secure, private and inexpensive payments that don't make sense to store on bitcoin's base layer. But while that might sound ideal, it's not simple in practice. A scrappy community of companies and developers have been pushing the tech consistently forward as the number of hard problems still to solve ticks down.Even as early as we are, Lightning has proven to be a radical improvement on the user experience of bitcoin. On the bitcoin network, fees vary but typically range from $1–5 and complete with confirmation in an average of ten minutes. With Lightning, fees and transaction times drop dramatically: the transaction fees are generally 1/100th or 1/10th of a penny and take just seconds. If the improvements of Lightning are clear, why isn't everyone using it today? Listen to hear more about the challenges and solutions coming to this rapidly-evolving aspect of bitcoin.Additional reading:Mastering the Lightning NetworkSecurity and Privacy of Lightning Network Payments with Uncertain Channel BalancesOptimally Reliable & Cheap Payment Flows on the Lightning NetworkInclude the Uncertainty Network into the Payment Session and potentially acrosse payment sessionsRene's Lightning Test TweetsZero Base Fee graphSupport Rene's Work-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.-KuCoin was listed on Forbes Advisor's “The Best Crypto Exchanges Of 2021,” which highlighted hundreds of tradable coins, low fees, plus automated and margin trading. Sign up NOW to claim a $500 welcome bonus at KuCoin.com.-DeFiHorse's races start in Q1/2022. This GameFi project has premium graphics and highly competitive gameplay. DeFiHorse beams you to a cyberpunk world, providing you with legendary steeds to top the leaderboards and become the ultimate champion. For more info visit bit.ly/DeFiHorse.-Album art created using AI by Adam Levine/Pixelmind.aiSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Millionaire Mindsets
Retired Before 30 w/ Beez

Millionaire Mindsets

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 54:08


On this episode we're joined by special guest Beez! Beez is an author, entrepreneur, investor and retired government contractor from VA. During this episode, we discussed how she retired before the age of 30, buying a Rolex with crypto, how to figure out if a coin is valuable, importance of DeFi, yield farming, why you never have to sell your assets and more. For more information follow her on Instagram @Capital.SB & on Twitter @Capital_SB the show on Instagram @millionaire.mindsetspod and your hosts @xaviercmiller and @deannakent. This week's Sponsors: Are you ready to start investing in Real Estate but are in need of some guidance? Then we have the perfect solution! Purchase our Real Estate Investing Course to learn everything you need to know to make an informed purchase and earn passive income! It's on sale for $99! Don't miss out! https://parkhill-capital.teachable.com/p/parkhill-capital-s-guide-to-purchasing-your-first-investment-property If you're interested in learning how to invest in cryptocurrency and make money, purchase my Official Crypto Guide today while it's on sale for $97! Sale ends soon… here https://www.guide2crypto.com/ Are you looking for a new and exciting way to not only grow your wealth but protect it? Look no further because Masterworks, Silicon Alley's newest 1 billion dollar unicorn, gives you the opportunity to invest in multimillion-dollar paintings Including works by legends like Banksy, Basquiat and Warhol! You can skip their waitlist by going to www.Masterworks.io/mindsets to get started today. Be sure to tell them the Millionaire Mindsets Podcast sent you! (To become an official sponsor of the millionaire Mindsets Podcast and purchase advertising space, please contact us at info@millionairemindsetspod.com) Affiliates: If you're interested in starting your own Walmart Automation Store to make $5-15K in passive income per month contact us at info@millionairemindsetspod.com Click here to Purchase Brian and George's course "The Car Rental Blueprint" to learn how to make 5K a month in passive income in the rental car industry. Use promo code "MMPOD" for 50% off!! https://www.carrentalblueprint.com/a/2147491641/cU62TRHT (Rental Course Only) https://www.carrentalblueprint.com/a/2147501184/cU62TRHT (Ultimate Rental Car Blueprint Bundle Deal) If you're interested in learning how to become a Home Inspector, click the link below to join Cousin Nita's workshop https://www.cousinnita.com/p/how-to-b...

Daily Crypto Report
"BitMart was exploited for over $150M" December 5, 2021

Daily Crypto Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 2:33


Today's blockchain and cryptocurrency news Brought to you by ungrocery.com Bitcoin is down .5% at $49,299 Ethereum is down .5% at $4,213 and Binance Coin is down .5% at $573 Terra, up 27% Gala up 20% Polygon up 16% BitMart was exploited for over $150M SEC chairperson Gary Gensler coy in response to Senator Pat Toomey's follow-up questions. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried is looking to raise a total of $1.5 billion for FTX.US.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: The Innovation at the Heart of the Global Crypto Transformation

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 16:30


Welcome to the third era of accounting.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.This week's Long Reads Sunday is a reading of Dan Jeffries' “The Future of Money: A History.”-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: KTSDESIGN/Science Photo Library/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.

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
Who Sets the Rules of Bitcoin as Nation-States and Corps Roll In

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 12:08


On today's show, CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist, David Z. Morris, takes a look at how a scrappy, leaderless, multi-trillion dollar project called Bitcoin could survive when the corporations try to change it.Read the story here.This episode is sponsored by Kava, Nexo.io and Market Intel by Chainalysis.This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust. -Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the world's biggest crypto assets. Connect to the world's largest cryptocurrencies, ecosystems and financial applications on DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure earning platform with kava.io.-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.-Market Intel by Chainalysis—the Blockchain Data Platform—arms your team with the most complete on-chain dataset to make informed crypto investments, deliver original research, and identify and confidently fund emerging players in the market. See Chainalysis Market Intel in action now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Daily Crypto Report
"Markets slide. Solana bug." December 4, 2021

Daily Crypto Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 3:25


Today's blockchain and cryptocurrency news Brought to you by ungrocery.com Bitcoin is up .5% at $47,163 Ethereum is up slightly at $3,929 and Binance Coin is up 1% at $546 Major bug identified - patched on the Solana Protocol Library. Free JPMorgan NFT listed on OpenSea for 420 Eth. FTX.US adds support for Ethereum based NFTs Blockchain .com opening NFT marketplace. The SEC charges NY state resident over fraudulant ICO, mining co.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: Goldman Looking Into Bitcoin-Backed Lending as Jobs Report Disappoints

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 10:33


A look at what happened in crypto this week, from regulation to institutions. This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On this edition of “The Breakdown Weekly Recap,” NLW covers:The latest jobs report and what it means for Fed policyComments from SEC Chair Gensler and a House crypto hearing next weekThe latest institutional bitcoin news from Fidelity and Goldman Sachs -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: Nicky Loh/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.

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
'Crypto-States' Will Compete With Corporates in the Metaverse

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 12:02


On today's show, researcher & consultant in decentralized technologies, Kelsie Nabben, takes a look at the role that hardware plays in what's shaping up to be an epic battle between decentralized degens and the biggest companies in the world.Read the story here.This episode is sponsored by Kava, Nexo.io and Market Intel by Chainalysis.This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust. -Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the world's biggest crypto assets. Connect to the world's largest cryptocurrencies, ecosystems and financial applications on DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure earning platform with kava.io.-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.-Market Intel by Chainalysis—the Blockchain Data Platform—arms your team with the most complete on-chain dataset to make informed crypto investments, deliver original research, and identify and confidently fund emerging players in the market. See Chainalysis Market Intel in action now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Off the Chain
#739 Human Readable Domains Deep Dive w/ Brantly Millegan & Matthew Gould

Off the Chain

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 57:58


Brantly Millegan is the Director Of Operations at ENS (Ethereum Naming Service) and Matthew Gould is the Co-Founder & CEO of Unstoppable Domains. This is a special episode with two guests, completely dedicated to human readable domains. Through this service, Crypto users are able to set customizable wallet addresses instead of an address based on random numbers and letters. It's something I think about a lot when buying, selling or transacting on-chain. The advancement of human readable domains is a necessity as we continue to scale-up the industry. In this episode, both guests present their product solution to this problem. ======================= BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ======================= Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ======================= Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, fully reserved and regulated dollar stablecoin in the world. The free Circle Account and suite of platform API services bridge the gap between traditional payments and crypto for trading, DeFi, and NFT marketplaces. Create seamless, user-friendly, mainstream customer experiences with crypto-native infrastructure under the hood with Circle. Learn more at circle.com.

Edge of NFT Podcast
Michael Sofaer Of Pylons And Tendermint On Building Fast, Free And Accessible Ways To Enter A Web3 World

Edge of NFT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 24:50


Pylons is a gas-free blockchain built on Cosmos SDK that focuses on mobile developers. They are focused on making fast, free, and easily programmable NFTs accessible to developers for mass-market products. Join your hosts Jeff Kelley, and Eathan Janney as they speak to the CEO of Pylons, Michael Sofaer. In this session, Michael takes us deeper into the development of and interoperability of Pylons. Listen in as Michael shares his thoughts on moving beyond transactions in "weird internet money" and unlocking untapped potential in the web3 space. Come and learn more about Michael and Pylons in today's Edge of NFT episode.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: 20 Predictions About the Future of Money

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 17:15


NLW reacts to 20 predictions from some of crypto's leading minds.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.As part of CoinDesk's Future of Money week, they asked some of crypto's biggest brains for their predictions on the future of money. In today's episode, NLW goes one by one through those predictions, saying whether he agrees or disagrees and why. Read the original: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/11/29/the-future-of-money-20-predictions/-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: VallarieE/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.

Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News
774: ETHEREUM SET TO LAUNCH ‘PARABOLIC ATTACK' ON BITCOIN TO BEAT ALL-TIME HIGHS!! CAN BTC REACH $100K?!!

Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 21:13


Ethereum's Ether token ETH is due to launch a “parabolic” attack on Bitcoin (BTC) to beat all-time highs, one top crypto analyst believes. "I've been waiting and publicly charting ETH/BTC on the big picture for years, and now we are finally here. ETH is about to start going into parabolic mode. Just wait and see how crazy things are about to get." For complete show notes and for the full premium experience with video, visit YouTube channel at http://CryptoNewsAlerts.net

The Scoop
Point72 Venture's crypto lead Adam Carson says the firm is gearing up to do token deals

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 50:01


On this episode of The Scoop, Adam Carson, Operating Partner & Crypto Investment Lead at Point72 Ventures, joined host Frank Chaparro for the company's first public interview to discuss its investment strategy as well as Carson's perspectives on the convergence of fintech, Web3 and the metaverse. Point72 Ventures, an offshoot of billionaire investor Steven Cohen's Point72 Asset Management Group, was launched in 2016 to initially focus on fintech investing but is increasingly ramping up its focus on the crypto space. In the interview, Carson said that the firm could invest in 5-10 crypto firms next year and might even make some token investments. "I hope that we will sort of evolve into doing more token investing," Carson said. On-ramp investments For now, the firm is looking to invest in infrastructure "picks and shovels" companies that will help onboard incumbent institutions who can then in turn create on-ramps for future consumers to enter the crypto space, according to Carson. To date, Point72 Ventures has only publicly announced four crypto company investments: Messari, Zero Hash, 24 Exchange, and Massive. However, Carson announced on The Scoop that Point72 Ventures is soon to publicize its investment into a fifth company, which he mentioned was an established DeFi operation. When tokens? It's not clear exactly when Point72 will begin making token venture bets, but Carson said that the firm will have to rethink its existing investing approach to make such a move. "It's a different world and it's totally new and it's also exciting," he said, noting that such deals can close in a matter of days versus months, which is more typical in equity deals. "There's different operational and technology needs," he said. "You need to be able to custody these coins. You need to be able to move these coins." Episode 78 of Season 3 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Adam Carson, Operating Partner & Crypto Investment Lead at Point72 Ventures. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Bakkt, Kraken and Kava Bakkt® unlocks the $1.2+ trillion of digital assets that is currently held in cryptocurrencies, rewards and loyalty points, gaming assets and merchant stored value. We began in 2018 with the vision to bring trust and transparency to digital assets. Through the Bakkt Warehouse and Bakkt Bitcoin Futures and Options contracts, we serve institutional clients in an end-to-end regulated market with true price transparency. For consumers, Bakkt aggregates digital assets to enable instant liquidity and to empower users to trade, transfer and pay however they want. Visit Bakkt.com for more information About Kraken Whether you're an experienced crypto trader or just starting out, Kraken has the tools to help you achieve financial freedom. With 50+ cryptocurrencies to choose from, industry-leading security and a wide variety of features to suit any investing strategy, Kraken puts the power in your hands to buy, sell and trade digital assets. Visit Kraken.com to get started today. About Kava For over four years, Kava Labs has contributed to building a portfolio of decentralized products and services that allow users to gain access to all of the benefits of DeFi. Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies, ecosystems, and financial applications on one of DeFi's most trusted, scalable, and secure earning platforms. Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely and efficiently across the world's biggest crypto assets with a simple and intuitive user experience and the full confidence of institutional-grade security and quality. With a proven track record of delivering successful projects safely, the Kava Platform is DeFi's most trusted, scalable, and secure institutional-grade cross-chain engine.

Daily Crypto Report
"BadgerDAO exploit. WisdomTree ETF denied." December 3, 2021

Daily Crypto Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 3:29


Today's blockchain and cryptocurrency news Brought to you by ungrocery.com Bitcoin is down slightly at $56,941 Ethereum is down .5% at $4,605 and Binance Coin is down slightly at $625 Those are your leaders by market cap, top gainers in the last 24 hours… Cosmos up 20% Polygon up 16% Senator Elizabeth Warren wants answers from bitcoin mining company Greenidge Generation. The SEC denied WisdomTree's spot Bitcoin ETF proposal. DeFi Protocol BadgerDAO was exploited yesterday. $120M lost. Coinbase Cloud has $30B worth of assets staked on platform. Square will rebrand its corporate entity to Block

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
The Future of Money: A History

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 15:55


On today's show, Daniel Jeffries, author, engineer, blogger, podcaster, public speaker and Managing Director of the rapidly growing AI Infrastructure Alliance, looks closely at the not so far future of money and accounting.Read the story here.This episode is sponsored by Kava, Nexo.io and Market Intel by Chainalysis.This episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust. -Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the world's biggest crypto assets. Connect to the world's largest cryptocurrencies, ecosystems and financial applications on DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure earning platform with kava.io.-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.-Market Intel by Chainalysis—the Blockchain Data Platform—arms your team with the most complete on-chain dataset to make informed crypto investments, deliver original research, and identify and confidently fund emerging players in the market. See Chainalysis Market Intel in action now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Compound Show with Downtown Josh Brown
The Gang Launches a Crypto Index

The Compound Show with Downtown Josh Brown

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 75:52


On this week's episode of The Compound & Friends, Michael Batnick, Jeremy Schwartz, and Downtown Josh Brown discuss: the all-new RWM WisdomTree Crypto Index, "All-in" on DeFi, Crypto Sprint, Chinese Stocks, Jack Dorsey stepping down from Twitter, the Powell Pivot, and more!For more on the RWM WisdomTree Crypto Index, visit: https://ritholtzwealth.com/digital.Thanks to our sponsor Cadre! Invest in a portfolio of professionally-curated commercial real estate in minutes, check out: http://go.cadre.com/compoundObviously nothing on this channel should be considered as personalized financial advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any securities. See our disclosures here: https://ritholtzwealth.com/disclosures/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Floor 9
Episode 129: NFTs, DeFi, and Barbados (featuring Kenton Langstroth)

Floor 9

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 23:33


In this episode, we are delighted to chat with Kenton Langstroth, CMO at Decubate, a blockchain-powered social investing platform, all about how the DeFi movement impacted the personal investing space and changed investor mindset. Before the conversation, you will hear co-hosts Adam and Scott having a lively discussion about the latest news in the world of NFTs, the metaverse, and, funnily enough, Barbados, including:Infinite Objects is creating a way for NBA Top Shot collectors to display a “video print” of their NFTs [AgAge]AMC, Sony offering NFTs to people who purchase advance Spider-Man tickets [CNBC]Adidas has joined the Bored Ape Yacht Club with its own NFTs [Engadget]Nike teams up with Roblox to create a virtual world called Nikeland [CNBC]Fortnite's new ‘Party Worlds' put the focus firmly on socializing [The Verge]Barbados to become the first sovereign nation with an embassy in the metaverse [CoinDesk]As always, you can find Adam and Scott on Twitter at @adamjsimon and @tippier. If you like what you hear, please spare a minute and give us a five-star review on Apple Podcast! If you're a part of the IPG Mediabrands family, come join the Floor 9 community on our dedicated Teams channel here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

New To Crypto
What is Mango Markets DeFi Spot Margin and Futures on Solana [Solana Series]

New To Crypto

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 6:09


Mango Markets is a trader and maker friendly decentralized trading platform. The Initial core features of the platform will be a fully on-chain margin trading on limit order books, as well as perpetual futures, which are the main drivers of centralized exchange revenue. Moving those to DeFi is an essential step for money legos to overcome the CeFi platforms. Mango intends to merge the liquidity and usability of CeFi with the permissionless innovation of DeFi at a lower cost to the end user than both currently provide.The New to Crypto Podcast is designed to guide you through the crypto landscape with pinpoint accuracy. New episodes are added daily. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and listen to all of the episodes to help you in your cryptocurrency journey.I'd love to hear from you! Email me at show@newtocrypto.io and let's chat.LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.Disclaimer: New To Crypto is a podcast for entertainment purposes only. All opinions expressed by the hosts and guests should not be considered as financial advice. Views expressed by guests and the host do not reflect the views of the show. Listeners should perform their own research. Sponsorships, which are clearly disclosed, are informational in nature and do not constitute a call to action to purchase cryptocurrency. This channel does not offer the purchase or sale of securities. New to Crypto Podcast is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by, alleged to be caused by, or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this published media.

Major League University Developmental Podcast
From Triple-A to the Metaverse, Evan Mendoza Shares His Diamond Dawgs NFT and Life in Pro Baseball

Major League University Developmental Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 42:32


FOLLOW @ProjectSandlot and @MajorUniversity ON TWITTER Join the Discord: https://discord.gg/YA55M9PVTx **************************************************************************** How do you even get started?? Sandlot Talk: Season 1, Episode 11: Evan Mendoza – Professional Baseball Player and NFT Artist Twitter: @DiamondDawgsNFT / @e_mendoza18 Open Sea: https://opensea.io/collection/diamond... ************************************************************************ Why can't we do both? In a world where fans pay to see the long ball, sometimes we lose sight that they are people too. And people are not just what they do. People have different interests and passions, and it is our belief at MLU that passions must be pursued in order to live a fulfilling life. This is what Evan Mendoza has done. Evan is an incredible baseball player in the Cardinals organization and he has a chance to be a big league infielder. Off the field, Evan loves to draw, and NFTs have allowed him to merge the two together! We can't thank Evan enough for taking the time to speak with us and share his experiences! We are all excited to watch his journey on and off the field! We are blessed to do what we do! If you enjoyed the video, or you hated it, let us know in the comments below! Either way it helps us battle the algorithm. Go make a positive impact on someone today. Have a great week everyone! Thank you for your support! Hot Coffee by Ghostrifter Official | https://soundcloud.com/ghostrifter-of... Music promoted by https://www.chosic.com/free-music/all/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... ********************************************************************** NFT. NFT Community. Project Sandlot. PoB. PoBs. Generative art. Holders. Hodl. Defi. Blockchain. ETH. New project. New NFT. Baseball. Sports. Mindset. Major League University. MLU. MLB. Coinbase. Coinbase wallet. Ledger. Diamond. Dawgs. Cardinals. Mendoza. Shortstop. Mindset. Entrepreneur. Web3.

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk
BREAKDOWN: How November Bear Market-Proofed the Crypto Industry

Late Confirmation by CoinDesk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 14:08


Huge capital raises have given crypto companies and funds much deeper war chests.This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.On today's episode, NLW breaks down investor Travis Kling's recap of the biggest events in crypto from the month of November. He says two trends are huge capital raises and a focus on NFTs and the metaverse. Both, he suggests, make the crypto markets more resilient to future downturns. -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: No-Mad/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.

Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News
773: BITCOIN TESTS TRADERS' NERVES AS TOP CRYPTO ANALYST REISSUES $450K BTC PRICE FORECAST!!

Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 19:06


Popular Crypto analyst Michaël van de Poppe updated us with his latest peak high bull cycle predictions for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polkadot, Chainlink, Cardano, Zilliqa, Elond and DIA. The analyst forecasts Bitcoin surging parabolic to $350K-$450K with Ethereum hitting $10,000-$17,500 while noting that some of these predictions 'might be conservative'. “Reminder, peak high bull cycle prediction;  Bitcoin to $350,000-450,000 Ethereum to $10,000-17,500 Polkadot to $250-350 Chainlink to $250-350 Cardano to $10-20 Zilliqa to $5-7 Elrond to $1.500-1.750 (already hit, revised now) DIA to $50-75 Some might be conservative.” For complete show notes and for the full premium experience with video, visit YouTube channel at http://CryptoNewsAlerts.net

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup
Crypto Update 12/2/21 | The Future World Bitcoin Will Build

Markets Daily Crypto Roundup

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 10:35


With crypto markets pulling back slightly and a look at what a world that has fully adopted bitcoin could look like, CoinDesk's Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.This episode is sponsored by Kava, Nexo.io and Market Intel by Chainalysis.Today's Stories: Stock Futures Gain Amid Omicron Volatility - WSJ First Mover Asia: Bitcoin Drops Following First US Omicron Case European stocks drop after Wall Street closes lower Bitcoin's Bullish Trajectory Intact, but December Pump to $100K Looks Unlikely: AnalystsFeatured Story: The World Bitcoin Will BuildThis episode was edited & produced by Adrian Blust. -Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely across the world's biggest crypto assets. Connect to the world's largest cryptocurrencies, ecosystems and financial applications on DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure earning platform with kava.io.-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.-Market Intel by Chainalysis—the Blockchain Data Platform—arms your team with the most complete on-chain dataset to make informed crypto investments, deliver original research, and identify and confidently fund emerging players in the market. See Chainalysis Market Intel in action now.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

On Purpose, With Tyrone Ross
Keeping Up With the DAO Joneses

On Purpose, With Tyrone Ross

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 19:23


“Crypto in and of itself represents access. It represents freedom. It represents inclusion and digital social justice.”“On Purpose” host Tyrone Ross returns from a Thanksgiving holiday to provide an introduction to the macro landscape in the Registered Advisor (RA) industry. As the emerging crypto industry continues to increase its relevance to clients, advisers need to be up to date on topics such as decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO), the metaverse, Web 3, decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFT).One emerging technology in particular has the potential to transform the entire RA industry. DAOs present a new opportunity for groups to come together and exercise their combined power for the global good. Ross emphasizes that advisers who start learning now will be ready to embrace “an industry that is going to rush in new ideas, creativity, wealth generation, financial inclusion, diversity and inclusion.”This episode has been produced, announced and edited by Michele Musso with additional production support from Eleanor Pahl. Our theme song is Walk with Swag.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Invest Like a Boss
206: DeFi 101 - Introduction to Decentralized Finance with Clayton Roche 

Invest Like a Boss

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 78:27


Sam, Johnny & Derek all weigh on this introduction to Decentralized Finance AKA DeFi. Sam interviews DeFi Nation's Clayton Roche to go over the new types of financial tools available in DeFi and compares them to traditional financial institutions. Then Johnny & Derek recap the interview and give their thoughts on how they might utilize DeFi in the future. They also touch on what to look out for on these platforms that may be too good to be true. Use this episode as a stepping stone into the DeFi space and we will dig deeper into specific DeFi tools in future episodes.  Listen to ILAB 206 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Where we are: Johnny FD – Lithuania / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona/ IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz - Venice Beach / IG @DerekRadio Sponsor: RAD DiversifiedRAD Diversified REIT allows investment partners to invest in cash-flowing properties with substantial value-add opportunities. RAD offers monthly distributions, a 5% bottom-line guarantee,  and achieved a 36.7% return in 2020. Support Invest Like a Boss: Join our Patreon Discussed: Clayton Roche | (UMA, UMA) (@TokenArchitect) SyncDAO Perpetual Vaults! Discord Uma Project Nexo Coinbase  Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links: ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK) *Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamp: 08:02 – What is Decentralized Finance? 11:25 – Why has the government allowed this? 16:49 – What are the bigger stable coins, and how do they work? 20:03 – Why would anyone own a stable coin? 21:32 – Is there a risk in creating a stable coin? 24:45 – Can you explain the borrowing and lending with crypto? 30:16 – What platforms do you use to borrow and lend? 33:10 – Is there more risk in using a centralized than a decentralized platform? 34:30 – What is staking? 38:35 – Can you use staking with “primary” coins? 41:38 – Is borrowing or staking simpler than how the literature appears? 45:34 – Can you explain the differences in centralized and decentralized exchanges? 49:45 – Would coin base be considered decentralized finance? 50:20 – Do you see DeFi overtaking traditional finance? 37:35 – Johnny and Derek recap If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven't already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here!  Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.

The Wolf Of All Streets
From Pro Poker Player To Crypto Guru | Success Story Of Haseeb Qureshi, DragonFly Capital

The Wolf Of All Streets

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 58:13


Haseeb Qureshi isn't like most people. At just 19 years old, Haseeb established himself as one of the greatest self-taught professional poker players in the world - his future was set. Unsatisfied with his accomplishments, Haseeb reinvented himself and gave away nearly everything he won. From pursuing an earn-to-give lifestyle to finding his way into cyber security and crypto, this episode unpacks one of the most interesting success stories we have ever shared. To top it off, sprinkled throughout the episode are some incredible analogies built around Haseeb's current investment ideas. -- Arculus: Arculus is the new crypto cold storage wallet that combines the world's strongest security protocols with an easy-to-manage app. Store, swap, and send your crypto all with a simple tap of your Arculus Key™ card.                                     Order the safer, simpler, smarter crypto cold storage solution today at: https://thewolfofallstreets.link/arculus  -- Kava: Kava connects the world's largest cryptocurrencies, ecosystems and financial applications on DeFi's most trusted, scalable and secure earning platform. Kava lets you mint stablecoins, lend, borrow, earn and swap safely and efficiently across the world's biggest crypto assets.   To learn more visit https://thewolfofallstreets.link/kava   --- If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe. This podcast is presented by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworks.co ーーー Join the Wolf Den newsletter: ►►https://www.getrevue.co/profile/TheWolfDen/members

Off the Chain
#737 How Everyone Can Become A Bitcoin Miner w/ Whit Gibbs

Off the Chain

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 38:59


Whit Gibbs is the Founder and CEO of Compass Mining. One of the fastest growing mining businesses in the industry In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin Mining, Geometric Hashrate Distribution, Decentralization of the network, and how you can invest and get in the mining game today. ======================= BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ======================= Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ======================= Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, fully reserved and regulated dollar stablecoin in the world. The free Circle Account and suite of platform API services bridge the gap between traditional payments and crypto for trading, DeFi, and NFT marketplaces. Create seamless, user-friendly, mainstream customer experiences with crypto-native infrastructure under the hood with Circle. Learn more at circle.com.

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast
Scalability and Cross-Chain Bridges Ep #55

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 19:53


Live from Breakpoint 2021, Austin Federa (Solana Labs) moderates a discussion about the transfer layer and cross-chain bridges with Hendrik Hofstadt (Jump Crypto), Bryan Pellegrino (LayerZero), Alex Smirnow (deBridge) and Andriy Velykyy (Allbridge.io). 00:10 - Intro02:50 - The importance of bridges not relying on Trust04:28 - Moving wrapped assets12:00 - Capital Efficiency of Bridges14:02 -  Future of bridges16:28 - Integration of bridges Austin (00:10):All right. Welcome guys. We're here to talk today about the transfer layer, scalability, cross chain bridging, the technical problems, the operational problem, the UX problems. This is just a panel of problems today, but it's also a panel on opportunities. We've seen a huge amount bridge over between other protocols in solana between other protocols and other protocols. We think of bridges as something new, but bridges are how DeFi has used Bitcoin as collateral for quite a long time at this point. It's kind of funny to think about how this started as we're taking an asset that's considered quite stable and solid that has no smart contract ability and being able to use that in Ethereum and that early day work really set the stage for, I think, a lot of what we're seeing today.Austin (00:55):But bridges go far beyond just this idea of how do I move something from chain A to chain B. There's roles in them as being decentralized ways to pass messages between different chains. There's a role for them in making users feel safe about trading across chains, and there's a role about them, about creating an exit ramp too. So that if you do something like buy an NFT for $69 million, you're not dependent on one chain to hold that. There's an ability migrate in a decentralized and trustless way. So we're getting into a bunch of that today. I'd say, let's just go ahead down the line and give a quick introduce to yourself and your project.Hendrik (01:31):Sure. I'm Hendrick. I'm with Jump Crypto and as Jump Crypto we're core contributors to Wormhole, which is a cross chain messaging protocol, connecting high value chains. And message passing in this sense means anything can flow between these high value chains, meaning assets and data. So your coins, NFTs, but also governance decisions and more information like as a base layer for developers to build on top of.Bryan (01:54):Bryan from LayerZero. Our focus is purely generic messaging interop. High level is connect every contract on every chain to every contract on every other chain.Alex (02:05):Hi everyone. My name is Alex Smirnoff and I'm co-founder of the deBridge Protocol, which is cross chain interoperability and liquidity transfer protocol. So the protocol itself allows to breach any arbitrary assets or data between any blockchains including solana of course, down the road.Andriy (02:23):Hi I'm Andriy from Allbridge, I'm a co-founder there. We currently support seven blockchains, and I hope that this number would increase to 12 by the end of the year. We started in July and since July, we bridged to solana one point half billion worth of assets.Austin (02:44):It's great to see. So I want to start out with just a level set question and Andriy, we'll start with you. Why is it important for a bridge to not rely on trust?Andriy (02:54):You see, when we speak about trusted bridges and trustless bridges, and that is the question, I suppose?Austin (03:00):Yes.Andriy (03:01):We have to consider that while we all here are building decentralized future, which should be completely trustless, in my personal opinion, sometimes we may sacrifice some layer of some level of decentralization to provide faster and better user experience. Because we are, in the end of the day, we are limited by the technology. And I have been thinking a lot about that because in the very end, we are building for our users and we want to create the product that would be used and used easily. And when we, in some cases, add too much of decentralization, that can affect user experience in a bad way. And this is something that we should consider as the owners of the business. So it is not so simple. I mean, as I said in the very beginning, I'm like a hundred percent over decentralization. I'm just saying, let's not forget about users. They going to use other product in the end of the day.Austin (04:08):Sure. So Bryan, when you're looking at something like this, is it possible... We talk about bridges, but these are more than just bridges. It's not like you're just, you take a bridge on a car, you're over the bridge, you're done, if the bridge falls down next week, you're still fine. You've gone over the bridge. But there's a different relationship here when we're moving wrapped assets. Can you talk a little bit about how users manage that and how you're thinking about that?Bryan (04:33):Yeah, I mean, I think that is the case when you do use wrapped assets, but I think wrapped assets are... You're always going to need wrapped assets for the primary chains. Because it's not like Ethereum can deploy a contract to mint Eth anywhere. But when you're talking about projects, Aave, Curve, like MIM, all these things, you're getting as projects move more and more to multiple chains, they're starting to deploy their token more and more on multiple chains and you have the ability to actually use native assets. So you can swap a real MIM for a real MIM rather than having four different bridges, which have four different versions of wrapped MIM coming in. And so I do think it's important to realize that over time the expectation should be that we do move away from wrapped assets. I don't think wrapped assets have to be the future for every project.Bryan (05:14):We've done it because we have something that's interesting on one chain and we want to create a synthetic on another chain, but these projects are starting to deploy wider and you will see much more of their own native. And especially when you have something, whether it's rebalancing or something like xSUSHI or [inaudible 00:05:32] any of these things. It's very important when you're getting a wrapped asset, you're getting like a Vanilla ERC20 equivalent where there is none of that and it creates a lot of issues. So I do think it's important to realize that move moving forward we will likely see or want to see native assets much more than wrapped assets.Austin (05:46):Yep.Alex (05:48):[crosstalk 00:05:48] I can adhere that wrapped assets is only kind of a gateway to get into the asset that user wants to get in because eventually cross chain interoperability will be all about the user experience. As a user, I don't want to know what is bridged at all. I just want to open my wallet like Fantom or MetaMask, I want to swap from one asset to another. And I don't care whether it went through wrapped asset or through some liquidity pools. I just want to receive the desired asset in the target chain. So I truly believe that eventually bridges will be kind of TCP/IP. What TCP/IP did for internet. So that's what true cross chain interoperability protocol will do for the internet of blockchain. So it's all about delivering of the user experience and yeah, the only point of interaction between user and DeFi will be the wallet or like decentralized applications, like 1inch or ParaSwap.Austin (06:42):Yeah. Yeah. No, I'm going to push you a little bit on that because every step in the wrapping process is a point of either failure or a point of trust. You could have Bitcoin that was originally wrapped onto Ethereum that's moved to Polygon, that's moved to solana, that's moved to Binance Smart Chain, that's moved back to solana. How do you simplify that chain of custody experience for a user? And how much should users actually care about that?Alex (07:08):I believe that users do not care about that. I mean the regular user. And as a wrapped asset, for example, what we do at deBridge, we have a wrapped asset in different blockchains, but if you bridge from the secondary chain to the secondary chain, so you basically burn the wrapped asset in one blockchain and you mint it in another. And of course there's kind of a additional risk of the consensus algorithm of the specific blockchain, but that the risk that user takes, because he know that he's going to bridge this asset to this blockchain and in case something will happen, like with the consensus algorithm in this specific blockchain, it's just the kind of collateral in this specific blockchain will be drawn. And that's the risk that user takes.Bryan (07:49):Yeah, I think the user doesn't care until something goes horribly wrong. And then the user cares a lot generally, but definitely.Austin (07:56):Do you think wrapped assets should trade a discount?Bryan (07:59):That's a good question.Alex (08:00):Of course not, I think.Bryan (08:03):I mean, there's some inherent risk depending on the wrapping mechanism. And I think likely over time, you could see that. I think demand right now, the value of a wrapped Bitcoin is... Well, all right. I don't want to trigger a lot of people, but you can generate yield on a wrapped Bitcoin that you can't generate in an actual Bitcoin. So there's actually maybe the argument that the wrapped asset should trade at a premium rather than a discount, but... [crosstalk 00:08:24].Austin (08:24):I love it.Bryan (08:24):I'll leave it there.Austin (08:25):I love it.Hendrik (08:26):I think the core assumption below that is really that notion of trust because that's essentially what the bridge establishes. The bridge establishes trust between chains that can't verify each other, or can't [inaudible 00:08:37] yet like verifying and proof of work chain, verifying different consensus mechanisms, all of these. In order to verify or establish trust between these chains, there's complex mechanisms that differ between any kind of chain. And I think that's what we all essentially bridge in the beginning at the very base layer. We establish trust between these chains and of all bridges I think the most important aspect should be establishing that trust and making sure that the bridge is going to be alive and the bridge is going to be secure.Hendrik (09:06):So the notion of [inaudible 00:09:09] and safety as the core properties of the bridges and then applications being built on top, but relying on this core aspect. And the risk that sits at this core protocol then trickles down into the applications built on top of the bridge, eventually wrapped assets. And that's where you could apply risk discount to wrapped assets. But that would hopefully be as small as possible if we all do our jobs right.Andriy (09:32):There is one more thing to that, like combining trust to the bridges and what we discussed before about the wrapped assets. So let's say we have an asset coming from Ether to Polygon. So it's being wrapped issued on Polygon. From Polygon we take this asset and rewrap it on solana. Then on solana, this asset, I'm speaking from experience, it's get on Saber our partners converted to the native asset on solana. So for user it is one seamless flow. It is good. It is all under the hood. But for us, it is sometimes scary because ultimately that means that bridges should trust each other. Because a point of failure before the assets come to my bridge can essentially affect my performance as well.Andriy (10:19):And it would not be my security problem. It would be problem of other bridge, but I will end up with the wrapped asset that is locked on my bridge, which due to the [inaudible 00:10:30] or something, it costs zero. So what should I do? And this is, again, the question, how can bridge trust each other? What should be the protocol? What can be the thing to unite us and resolve this issue?Alex (10:42):But that there is that liquidity providers actually [inaudible 00:10:46]. So it's not about like cooperation between bridges, but more like whether users are able to swap from like wrapped asset to any other asset within these specific ecosystem or like solana or Polygon, whatever. So, yeah, basically when liquidity providers provide liquidity in pair of like wrapped asset pair with a, for example, most liquid asset of these specific blockchain, they trust to bridge and they should kind of believe that bridge is truly the decentralized and trustless.Alex (11:12):So users do not bear so much risk, in fact. The risk is mostly on liquidity providers, but the question interoperability is not only about the swaps. First of all, it's all about the delivering of arbitrary messagings or arbitrary call data. Because what I personally would like to see is when protocols on Ethereum could be kind of composable with the protocols on Polygon. So let's say algorithmic stable coin on Ethereum opens up position on the Mango Markets to maintain its [inaudible 00:11:45]. And that would be awesome. And in order to accomplish that, we need to have truly decentralized channels to deliver messages between cross chains.Austin (11:54):Yeah. So Hendrik, you guys have been doing a little bit of work on that. I want to ask you two questions. The first is on the capital efficiency of bridges. And the second is on use cases for bridges that are not just assets.Hendrik (12:04):Yeah. I mean, right now, if we just look at the wrapped assets, I would say, of course they are in a sense capital efficient, but there could be more. Like there have been people talking about increasing capital efficiency by using the capital on the one side where it's locked into the bridging contract and then also using the wrapped asset on the other side. So essentially double yielding and double earning. I think that is something that is interesting, but I think that should live, obviously, above the base trust layer of the bridge. But this is something that is certainly interesting. But then when you're talking about should wrapped assets trade at a discount, you involve even more smart contract risk. You layer risk, risk, risk on top of each other. And they're the point of view X comes in that we've approached a couple times here.Hendrik (12:50):How does a user understand who they need to trust when I use this wrapped asset, when I use this bridge, when I use cross chain lending. And I think right now the user experiences do not really do that well. I think we've got a lot of work to do in educating users, giving them a reliable risk score, and then we can tap into these pools. But before, and especially as everything's moving so quickly, I'm kind of afraid in tapping into that. But as long as users are getting educated that this is happening, I mean, the bridges already allow that in a sense. Like for example, the Wormhole has message passing and you can add new layers on top, as we said, it's kind of like the TCP/IP layer. You can build a protocol that is more capital efficient on top of it and launch it today.Austin (13:37):Yeah. So let's talk for a second about that component of both moving things like NFTs and enabling protocols that are now moving cross chain. Something like Lido, which now exists in multiple chains, multiple layer ones. How is that communication being managed for something like that? And as a broad concept, not Lido specifically. And then what is the role of a bridge? Is that the right analogy to think of for something passing messages back and forth?Bryan (14:01):I also just want to chime in real quick and say that one of the things everybody right now is... Because you said you wanted to kind of touch on future. And I feel like everybody right now is focused on an individual coming like one user coming and wanting to bridge their assets from chain A to chain B. But my very firm belief is that in the future, 12 months from now, whatever, 95% of bridging is going to be driven by applications and not by users. Users will come and they'll use a Uniswap or they'll use whatever it may be that they're going cross chain and they'll be completely abstracted away from the bridging process. So it's not going to be driven by an individual user coming and saying, "Oh yeah, I'm doing this bridge. I'm accepting this risk, et cetera." It's going to be, how can you integrate that into an actual UI that's functional and makes sense. And the application is comfortable with whatever the trust assumptions are, if there are any, and yeah.Austin (14:48):Yep. So you see that layer moving from something that's more user facing, like a Venmo style experience, to something that's more like an interbank transfer.Bryan (14:56):I mean, I think the user, whether it's lending or whether it's swapping right now, I think the process is not going to be that you do some action in a protocol on chain A. You leave, you grab a bridge, maybe you have to jump through another chain and then another bridge and then like you go do something on the other thing. It's taken an hour, you've paid seven fees and switched wallets and got native gas. Like that just can't be the way that's going to happen. The user's going to sit in an application, do a transfer, and something is going to happen on the other chain. I think, everybody's sort of talking about that process of triggering arbitrary messaging on the other chain, but I think that has to live at that application layer, not at the individual user walking through this entire process piecemeal.Hendrik (15:34):I think that's a really good point because actually when you ask us about future, we also can only make assumptions. It's like, if you had asked me one and a half years ago, "Will I be trading Degenerate Apes and like getting yield on NFTs?" I would've said you, "Austin, are you crazy?" But now we're in this world and proof there's I think none of us can predict what exactly is going to happen. What we can do is design the bridges in such a way that we enable developers. And I think that's the key goal to build these experiences, to build new applications that can do all these things.Austin (16:07):Yeah. I love that. So talking about enabling developers. So if we go over to Andriy, you've been talking about, like on solana, you guys have bridged a ton of assets.Andriy (16:18):Yes.Austin (16:19):And that's not just going into direct people's wallets, oftentimes it's going into different dApps across solana. Talk about that developer work, how that integration works between the bridge and the application that the user's trying to use.Andriy (16:31):We were speaking the future. And that is exactly the future way of thinking about. It is like, we are calling this concept bridge as a service. Bridge, it is just the tool for users and for developers. So we would be more and more moving from the UI itself to some APIs and some connection with projects and developers. And this is how, for example, we built our whole strategy. We're not just the bridging assets. We bridge the asset and then on the destination chain, we partner up with Saber. We partner up with Orca. We create a flow because for users, the bridge, it is just like, it's a tall road and people they don't want to think about the road, they want to drive with their wife and kids from point A to point B. They don't care about the road.Andriy (17:16):And this is what happening here. And those bridges that would provide more flexible functionality. So for developers, it would be easier to build on top of them. Those are the ones that would succeed in future. And by future, I mean like six to 12 months from now. It is not distant future. It is not years. It is soon. This future is coming in soon. But in this sense, bridges is more like B2B business. Because I believe that other protocols and projects should be integrated with bridges, not user themselves. And we provide decentralized infrastructure, decentralized framework so that other protocols and projects can build on top of it.Andriy (17:55):And yeah. So for example, I think eventually like many projects and protocols, you'll want to kind of scale up and tap into user bases of other blockchain ecosystems like solana, for example, for project from Ethereum. And the main challenge here is to let actually protocols to build on top of this infrastructure. And in this case we don't need to have kind of censorship wide listing, et cetera. So we just need to provide kind of tooling so that any protocol can bridge their asset and any protocol can pass an arbitrary data cross chain that we will be executed in the target chain. We can actually let like protocols to decide on how they can do partnerships like with Orca or other dexes in other blockchains as well.Austin (18:40):So in a way we're talking about a composability layer for bridges.Andriy (18:44):Yeah.Austin (18:45):Interesting.Hendrik (18:46):And I mean to a certain degree, we're already there with applications building that on top. You already said Lido. Lido has staked. So they've staked Eth and then they get bridged to a protocol like [inaudible 00:18:57] and suddenly you have like a savings product. And that is what the user then consumes. This is the end user goal. I just want to put my money in and get interest or get some kind of yield and everything else is abstracted in the background. And I mean, this is one of the first steps and then we go further and further and further. We bring protocols truly like multi chain. Like if I hold COMP on solana, maybe I want to be able to participate in governance. I shouldn't lose that right on another chain and enabling this, but these are next steps. And I think to a certain degree we're already there.Bryan (19:29):Yeah, I think unified governance is something that's going to be a very hot topic over the next period. Almost certainly.Austin (19:35):Yes. Well, we'll have to do another one on cross chain governance protocol sometime later. Thank you all for joining us today.Hendrik (19:41):Thanks Austin.Andriy (19:41):Thank you.

The Bad Crypto Podcast
Everything You Wanted to Know About Rebasing But Were Afraid to Ask

The Bad Crypto Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 48:37


Everything You Wanted to Know About Rebasing But Were Afraid to Ask Crazy interest rates. DeFi on steroids. Massive competition. It's all happening in a space known as Rebasing. In episode 571, we go down the Rebase rabbit hole with the lead developer on Gyro.money.  We'll discover what rebasing is and why it so hot right now.  Get ready for some juicy content and some political incorrectness as we invite you to episode #571 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.  Full show notes: Badco.in/571 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/google Spotify: http://badco.in/spotify FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @BadCrypto - @joelcomm - @teedubya Facebook: /BadCrypto - /JoelComm - /teedubyaw Facebook Mastermind Group: /BadCrypto LinkedIn: /in/joelcomm - /in/teedubya Instagram: @BadCryptoPodcast Email: badcryptopodcast[at]gmail[dot]com Phone: SEVEN-OH-8-88FIVE- 90THIRTY DONATE CRYPTO TO THE SHOW: If you'd like to donate a bit of cryptocurrency to The Bad Crypto Podcast, feel free to send copious amounts to the following locations: $BTC: Bitcoin: 3GMgCH4dFUHSLdrPnLwEsfKPVnLnoGbzGZ $ETH Ethereum: 0x1ccE8A04fa6743eD1D24cA063c7543D43B42F328 $LTC Litecoin: LavXqTWVHebEgVhBXdg3Hue3xEAmgtxLgr $DOGE Dogecoin: DMngvNMX1U8Sg8PkDjCC3UTS8Mmn9RqTP5 DISCLAIMER: Do your own due diligence and research. Joel Comm and Travis Wright are NOT FINANCIAL ADVISORS. We are sharing our journey with you as we learn more about this crazy little thing called cryptocurrency. We make NO RECOMMENDATIONS. Don't take anything we say as gospel. Do not come to our homes with pitchforks because you lost money by listening to us. We only share with you what we are learning and what we are investing it. We will never "pump or dump" any cryptocurrencies. Take what we say with a grain of salt. You must research this stuff on your own! Just know that we will always strive for RADICAL TRANSPARENCY with any show associations.   Support the show: https://badcryptopodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

London Real
Dan Tapiero - Crypto Will Grow More Than 30X: How Bitcoin & Blockchain Could Break $40 Trillion

London Real

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 91:36


Watch the Full Episode for FREE:  https://londonreal.tv/dan-tapiero-crypto-will-grow-more-than-30x-how-bitcoin-blockchain-could-break-40-trillion/

Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News
772: BITCOIN STILL HASN'T SEEN BIG ‘CRESCENDO' SUPER BULL MARKET TOP, SAYS CRYPTO VETERAN BOBBY LEE!!

Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 19:37


Crypto veteran Bobby Lee thinks Bitcoin (BTC) still has a long way to go before reaching a peak this cycle, even after tumbling sharply from its new all-time high above $69,000 earlier this month. "I think there's a good chance we'll hit the peak either later this year or maybe early next year. But I think we're still on for December. We'll see a rally coming up. And when we do hit the peak, it's going to go very fast and easily surpass $150,000 to $200,000.” For complete show notes and for the full premium experience with video, visit YouTube channel at http://CryptoNewsAlerts.net

Blockcrunch: Crypto Deep Dives
FeiRari: The Largest DeFi Protocol Merger Ever...Will It Work? - Joey Santoro (Fei Protocol), Jai Bhavani (Rari Capital), Derek Hsue (Reverie), Ep. 174

Blockcrunch: Crypto Deep Dives

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 49:18


This week, we discuss the most controversial and exciting DeFi proposal to date...a plan to merge two protocols worth $1 BILLION combined: Fei and Rari. In this cross-production with the I Pledge Allegiance podcast, joined by Derek Hsue (Reverie), Joey Santoro (Fei Protocol) and Jai Bhavani (Rari Protocol) break down: Why is Fei merging with Rari? How to combine two mature DeFi communities How do you merge two tokens? Will $RGT lose its value? Pushbacks and comments from community Host: Jason Choi @mrjasonchoi . Not financial advice. ------------ Sponsors ------------- PARASWAP is the best place to trade your tokens and get the best price in DeFi today. Get started on paraswap.io/blockcrunch NOTIONAL: Borrow & lend at fixed rates for up to 1 year, or contribute liquidity to earn interest, fees, & NOTE token incentives with notional.finance HBAR FOUNDATION: Fund your project quickly and easily with the HBAR Foundation. Apply for a grant and be put on the fast track to success at https://www.hbarfoundation.org/apply ------------ Disclosures ------------- Disclaimer: Jason Choi is a General Partner at Spartan Capital, a subsidiary of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries

Into the Ether
EthHub Weekly #192-194: The Triple Episode!

Into the Ether

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 93:57


On the EthHub Weekly Recap we cover topics from the EthHub Weekly Newsletter. In this episode we cover 3 weeks worth of news from the Ethereum ecosystem.

Unchained: Your No-Hype Resource for All Things Crypto
Will Solana Be the Execution Layer and Ethereum the Settlement Layer? - Ep.294

Unchained: Your No-Hype Resource for All Things Crypto

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 68:05


On Unchained, two co-founders of Solana Labs, Anatoly Yakovenko and Raj Gokal, dive deeply into the Solana ecosystem, discussing everything from the price of SOL to the Solana network outage to the competition between Ethereum and Solana. Show highlights: why Raj thinks SOL's market cap grew from $86 million to $68 billion in less than a year Anatoly's and Raj's background and how they found themselves working together to build Solana why Anatoly thinks Solana will be a general-purpose blockchain rather than specializing in gaming or high frequency trading Anatoly's goal to make Solana the first billion-user blockchain why Raj thinks NFTs on Solana have been so popular why, in the opinion of Raj and Anatoly, Solana's purpose has shifted away from high-frequency trading how NFTs could replace ads why “everything is DeFi” how Solana Labs plans to allocate the recent $314 million funding round it raised what lessons Anatoly learned from the 18-hour September network outage technically speaking, what happened to cause Solana's network outage why Anatoly believes that outages, at this stage, aren't necessarily a bad thing whether “trading mercenaries” dominated at Solana Breakpoint why developers are interested in building on Solana how Solana and Ethereum compare as execution and settlement layers why Raj doesn't like framing competition between Solana and Ethereum as a fight how Anatoly views the competition between Ethereum and Solana whether the arrival of Neon Labs, which is bringing EVM to Solana, could lead to developers leaving Ethereum how NFTs and Phantom wallets are bringing in new users for Solana whether Raj and Anatoly would roll back Solana if something like Ethereum's DAO hack were to occur why Solana has the competitive advantage in throughput, according to Anatoly what would happen if FTX cofounder and CEO Sam Bankman-Fried gave up on Solana their predictions for Solana five years from now   Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021      Nodle: https://bit.ly/3AXGydJ      Brave: http://brave.com/Unchained   Episode Links:   Anatoly Yakovenko https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko    Raj Gokal https://twitter.com/rajgokal    Solana News Anatoly Yakovenko -- ​​ It ‘doesn't really matter' if the network goes down again https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/124887/solana-labs-ceo-it-doesnt-really-matter-if-the-network-goes-down-again  Neon Labs https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/123744/neon-labs-developer-of-ethereum-virtual-machine-on-solana-raises-40-million Aave + SushiSwap going to Solanas through Neon Labs https://twitter.com/joselitommutuc/status/1462043806207938563  Solana + Brave integration https://decrypt.co/85538/privacy-browser-brave-expands-beyond-ethereum-solana  ATH at $260 https://decrypt.co/85457/solana-hits-all-time-high-of-260  Solana Breakpoint https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/11/15/solana-throws-a-three-day-party-for-itself/  https://www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/2021/11/solana-network-highlights-from-breakpoint-conference-paint-a-very-healthy-picture/  https://decrypt.co/85934/the-view-from-solana-week-in-lisbon  FTX US + Solana NFTs https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/120044/ftx-us-launches-marketplace-for-trading-solana-based-nfts  Solana Outage The Block's coverage https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/117711/solana-blockchain-validators-restart-network-after-transaction-stoppage  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/117624/solana-experiences-transaction-stoppage-as-developers-report-intermittent-instability  Why the mainnet went down https://twitter.com/buffalu__/status/1437792673784549383   Potential ramifications https://twitter.com/CometShock/status/1437870278684590091  Anatoly Yakovenko Solana outage tweets https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1437887482897518595 https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1437784552324358155 https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1438496595360862215 https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1438465508412739588 https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/with_replies  Solana $314M Fundraise https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/107749/solana-labs-raises-314-million-funding-a16z-polychain-capital    Solana Topics Raj thinks Ethereum cannot be killed https://twitter.com/rajgokal/status/1458420316569489410 NFT Growth https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1455556328404013057  https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1459157853848195079  Pplpleasr https://decrypt.co/85964/the-collectoooooor-pplpleasr-latest-nft-art-solana-ethereum  Investment in gaming Forte https://decrypt.co/85966/cosmos-solana-ventures-join-725m-series-b-crypto-gaming-platform-forte  Alexis Ohanian investment https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/cryptocurrency/articles/why-reddit-co-founder-alexis-ohanian-will-invest-100-million-in-solana-social-media/  FTX + Solana https://decrypt.co/85302/ftx-solana-ventures-lightspeed-100m-crypto-gaming  Phantom wallet hits 1M+ users https://decrypt.co/85563/phantom-wallet-preps-mobile-launch-reaching-million-users-solana   Solana Basics CoinMonk: https://medium.com/coinmonks/solana-more-update-for-sol-becb65024877  Solana Labs: https://medium.com/solana-labs/proof-of-history-a-clock-for-blockchain-cf47a61a9274  The Tie: https://research.thetie.io/solana-ecosystem/  Binance.Research: https://research.binance.com/en/projects/solana  Genesis Block: https://genesisblockhk.com/what-is-solana/  Block Explorers: https://explorer.solana.com/supply + https://solanabeach.io/supply + https://solanalysis.com/  Messari: https://messari.io/article/the-perpetual-sol-rise

UpOnly with Cobie & Ledger
Hentai Avenger and Ansem on trading, trends, and market cycles

UpOnly with Cobie & Ledger

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 143:32


Linkshttps://twitter.com/blknoiz06https://twitter.com/HentaiAvenger66Show PartnerThis episode is presented by FTX. Trade on an awesome mobile interface fee-free, and still get all the great portfolio tracking features you know and love: https://uponly.tv/ftxShow NotesIntro - Ledger refusing to say Hentai Avenger - Will go with “Bob Avenger” for the stream lolHentai Avenger  - “From last year to now made like a good sum of money. Then idk how I got here”  - Sold the top and bought the bottom this year   - Scaled account from $20k to $50M over last 5 years   - 21 y/oZ   - Started crypto back in 2017   - Best trade was Solana at $1.50   - Went on a hot streak with alt L1s   - AXS —> AVAX —> SOL —> Harmony   - “If you just buy in and wait then you can get stuck being in old bags”Avenger Before Crypto   - Avenger was an esports Rocket League pro   - Summer 2016 made $20k in Rocket League, threw it into biotech stocks, made a little over a mil in 3 years   - Then 2020 came and made it all back on the covid bounce   - First intro into crypto was DeFi summer   - Has a lot of money in metaverse shitcoins atmZ's Crypto Experience   - When he's hitting a lot in a row he gets cocky, then when he gets cocky he'll make a wrong call and slow down   - Leverage? Not worth it because he doesn't wanna blow his account up   - Leverage keeps all your focus so you miss the gems that are coming upp2e Gaming   - Z: “When I was young I'd play WoW like hours and hours a day”   - Hadn't found a fun p2e game yet   - Really liked DeFi Kingdom   - TSM partnered with Aurory to play pro esports there   - Cobie: “I have some thoughts”   - Ledger: “I was gonna try to set up here for you lol”   - Cobie: “So I dunked pretty hard on this first person shooter game that I thought looked like shit”   - This was my (https://twitter.com/cmsintern) tweet last night   - Thinks that these games aren't good but people only wanna play them to earn and that's a bad strategy   - The really good games that come where you play to own will be the best   - Z: “I actually haven't made any money playing DeFi Kingdom yet I've prob spent more than I should have on heroes” lol   - Ledger: “Cobie do these games have to be better than traditional games?”   - Cobie: “If they aren't as good then its not a game its a job. If it's primary salary then it just turns into like serfdom”p2e Gaming (cont'd)   - Ledger: “I don't know I take the reverse. Like if I kinda like a game and I get paid to play then I'll probably choose that game over the slightly better game”   - Ledger: “Like if I can play Halo 1 and get paid, vs Halo 3 and not get paid, then as the every man I'll probably take Halo 1 and earn a few bucks”   - Ledger: “Like I saw CMS Intern's tweet and was like holy crap I didn't know they had 1st person shooters as p2e I thought it looked cool”   - There's an incredible future for fun games that can incorporate the p2e element   - Ledger: “Do you think there will be a crypto game that's top 10 or top 20 games in the world in the next 5 years?”   - Z: “I think so”   - Cobie: Cobie had some good points here, but I have to cut them out as a 1-time clap back for publicly dunking on me last night    - Jk here is basically what he said:   - Cobie: “I think there will be a game that's really good, and then it will transition to an NFT-based game with an in game currency”Current States   - Avenger: “We've gone from DeFi to GameFi to some metaverse plays, but we are not close to the top for these metaverse coins until like Gary Vee is dumping all his money into these”   - Ledger: “FLUFs are my back door metaverse play”   - Ledger: “Theres some like metaverse stuff like AI”   - Cobie: “AI!!! lolllllllll”   - Avenger: “Most bullish thing is inversebrah tweeting the same coins as me”   - Avenger: “Any metaverse play listed on KuCoin is like an easy 10x from here”   - IT IS KUCOIN SEASON   - Z: “All the alts that popped off in November were on KuCoin”   - Avenger: “Basically anything that gets listed on KuCoin immediately does a 2-3x”ETH/BTC Chart   - Z: “It's going to infinity bro”   - Does ETH/BTC get to 0.12 ?   - Cobie: “If it gets to 0.12 then you get the flippening” (happens at .165)   - No reason it will stop if it takes .12   - January 2018 ETH/BTC got to 0.105   - Cobie: “0.1 is the last line of defense”Bear Market Scenarios?   - Z: “I don't think we get a multi-year bear ever again”   - Avenger: “Yeah I don't think we do either”   - Cobie thinks we could have another 4 year bear marketNext Stops   - Avenger: “Metaverse coins!”   - Z: “What did Sandbox do like a 6-7x in a month?”   - Ledger: “CMS Intern shilled that live on air when he came on UpOnly last summer”   - Cobie: “I think there are a lot of reasons to be cautious right now”   - Ledger: “I can see if there are a bunch of Hot Ball of Money rotations shoutout Dan Matuszewski for that term” whaddup CMS leggoChat Qs- How'd you get in early on all these runners?   Z: For Axie, finding higher lows when everything else bottomed   Avenger: built out own risk signaling metrics   Avenger: “StunLikes on twitter, he's like some private billionaire, I think he sold an algorithm to the government for like a couple million dollars”Positions   - Avenger: “After $100k [BTC] I prob sell it all and I'm set man”   - Avenger: “You think we get to $100k BTC Cobie?”   - Cobie: “It has undeniably been the year of smart contract platforms. Been the year of SOL and AVAX and AXS more than its been the year of ETH”   - Ledger: “Are you diversifying at all?”   - Z: “Yeah I'm not as risk on as I used to be”   - Avenger: “I have a lot of real estate in Lithuania”   - Z: “Bro wtf” lmaooo   - Z goes on to shill Cosmos pretty heavily, kinda sounds good tbh   -Cobie says he'll get some nowAnyone Smart Long-Term Bearish?   - Avenger: “Light?”   - Cobie: “He's like short term bearish tho he's just a trader”   - Avenger: “Then idk anyone”   - Z: “Yeah idk anyone smart that's macro bearish”   - Cobie: “I have a few trad tech co founders who are smart but macro bearish”Moar Chat Qs-Is college a scam?   Avenger: “I like college I think college is cool”   “Where else can you find groups of fatherless women just roaming around?” - AVAX top target?   Z: “$200” - SOL top target?   Z: “0.1 ETH” - BTC top target   Avenger: “$180k”   Z: “I think 69k for Q1 2022”   Ledger: “2022” - Best airdrops   Avenger & Z: “zkSync” - Flippening (within 12 months)   Avenger & Z: “yes”FINAL ALPHA   - Avenger: “Be very careful who you tell good news to”   - Z: “Maintain a balance between crypto and the other parts of your life – will help your real life and also help your crypto trading - and also journal regularly” Notes by KevinMusic by GiovanniPickle

Off the Chain
#734 The Economy Is Worse Than You Think w/ Preston Pysh

Off the Chain

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 40:13


Preston Pysh is a financial investor and host of the "We Study Billionaires" podcast. In this conversation, we discuss negative yielding debt, increasing stress on pension plans, and how Bitcoin can solve recent macro economic problems. ======================= BlockFi provides financial products for crypto investors. Products include high-yield interest accounts, USD loans, and no fee trading. To start earning today visit: http://www.blockfi.com/Pomp ======================= Choice is a new self-directed IRA product that I'm really excited about. If you are listening to this, you are likely part of the 7.1 million bitcoin owners who have retirement accounts with dollars in them, but not bitcoin. I was in that situation too. Now you can actually buy real Bitcoin in your retirement account. I'm talking about owning your private keys and using tax-advantaged dollars to do it too. Absolute game changer. https://www.retirewithchoice.com/pomp ======================= Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, fully reserved and regulated dollar stablecoin in the world. The free Circle Account and suite of platform API services bridge the gap between traditional payments and crypto for trading, DeFi, and NFT marketplaces. Create seamless, user-friendly, mainstream customer experiences with crypto-native infrastructure under the hood with Circle. Learn more at circle.com.

Animal Spirits Podcast
Talk Your Book: The DAO of DeFi Index Funds

Animal Spirits Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 40:01


On today's Talk Your Book, we spoke with Mike Taormina from Index Coop about investing DeFi index funds. Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson's A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick's The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.

Off the Chain
#733 Bitcoin's Black Friday Sale w/ Dylan LeClair

Off the Chain

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 17:04


Dylan LeClair is the Senior Market Analyst at UTXO Management, a digital asset fund investing in the analog to digital transformation of money and the emergent financial system.    In this conversation, we discuss Bitcoin's recent sideways trading through on-chain analytics and what macro-economic forces are causing BTC's price drop. ======================= With 10M+ users, Crypto.com is the easiest place to buy, and sell 100+ cryptocurrencies. The Crypto.com Visa Card gives you up to 8% back instantly, and 100% back on Spotify and Netflix. Also, Crypto.com lets you earn up to 8.5% p.a. on BTC, and 14% p.a. on stablecoins. Get $25 when you download the Crypto.com App with code "pomp". Download the App now: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/pomppodcast2021 ======================= Matrixport is Asia's fastest-growing digital asset platform founded by crypto veterans Jihan Wu and John Ge. With $10 billion in assets under management and custody. Matrixport offers one-stop crypto-financial solutions including fixed income, Defi in 1-click, structured products, Cactus Custody™, spot OTC and lending. You can earn a high double-digit yield with the Dual Currency Product or opt for the lucrative potential of our new product, Range Sniper. If you hold crypto and are actively looking to do more with your precious asset, then this app is one you don't want to miss. Download the Matrixport App and enjoy a welcome offer of 30% APY on Fixed Income for new users. Visit invest.matrixport.com/en today. ======================= MiamiCoin is the first token to be released by CityCoins, a community-driven project built on Bitcoin. CityCoins aims to give people around the world a new way to support their favourite cities. The protocol has already generated over $7 million dollars in donations to the city of Miami and continues to grow every day. If you want to get involved Follow @minecitycoins on Twitter to stay up to date with the project. Visit chat.CityCoins.co to join the community discord and contribute to the movement.