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Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers
Delete the Distance: Greeting a True Employee and User Experience

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 17:17


For years, as long as the lights stayed on green and the tech was working, IT employees had done their job while tucked away in a nondistrcipt cubicle.   Fast forward to today and the hybrid work life as well as the growing need for user employee experience has revolutionized how IT is run.   However, this creates a block: How do employers continue to cater to their customers while making sure their employees have the workspace and tools they need to thrive?   In today's episode, we chat with Adam Harding, Chief Technologist at Softcat, about personalization of the employee and user in the IT industry.  We discuss:  How standardization helps the few not the masses   The consumerization of digital transformation  Why the employee experience and user experience is the future of IT  For more amazing DEX content, including podcasts, articles and exclusive research, head over to the DEX Hub (dex.nexthink.com) To hear more interviews like this one, subscribe to the Digital Employee Experience Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your preferred podcast platform.  Listening on a desktop & can't see the links? Just search for Digital Employee Experience in your favorite podcast player.

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho
La Tercera Hora 05x44 - Episodio exclusivo para mecenas

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 52:27


Agradece a este podcast tantas horas de entretenimiento y disfruta de episodios exclusivos como éste. ¡Apóyale en iVoox! La Tercera Hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega:La tercera hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega: ECOLOCALIZACIÓN EN HUMANOS EL ORIGEN DEL COVID ¿FACEBOOK TE ESCUCHA? ¿ESTARÍAS DISPUESTO A LUCHAR POR TU PAÍS? EL REGRESO DE Q Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

FFT Podcast
Episode 96 "Unorthodox"

FFT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 73:55


Dex is back with a wild story this episode and Whop reacts to it and share his views as well we have a couple people call in toward the end of the episode we hope you all enjoy

Zero Knowledge
Episode 236: Aztec Connect and Private DeFi with Charlie and Joe

Zero Knowledge

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 68:18


In this week's episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/annarrose) checks in with Aztec, a ZK-based privacy L2 project. She speaks with Joe Andrews (https://twitter.com/jaosef) and Lead Engineer, Charles Julian. They discuss some of the team's most important ZK research and implementations such as Plonk and how bringing privacy to Ethereum could truly change the way we do DeFi. They also discuss Aztec Connect and how it relates to zk.money (https://zk.money/), the Aztec roadmap with future projects like DSL Noir and Aztec 3, as well as a quick postmortem on the halted Aztec Connect launch. Here are some links for this episode: * Ep 176: Zk-zk-rollup & zk.money with Zac and Joe from Aztec (https://zeroknowledge.fm/176-2/) * Ep 75: Exploring Aztec with Zac Williamson (https://zeroknowledge.fm/75-2/) * Ep 232: Cutting Edge ZK Research with Mary Maller (https://zeroknowledge.fm/232-2/) * AZTEC Trusted Setup (https://ignition.aztecprotocol.com/) * PLONK: Permutations over Lagrange-bases for Oecumenical Noninteractive arguments of Knowledge (https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/953) * AztecProtocol/barretenberg: C++ elliptic curve library | GitHub (https://github.com/AztecProtocol/barretenberg) * AztecProtocol/aztec-connect-bridges | GitHub (https://github.com/AztecProtocol/aztec-connect-bridges) If you are looking to jump into ZK professionally, check out the ZK Jobs board to find job posts from some of the top teams working in ZK – like Aleo, Anoma and Mina. If you're looking to hire, be sure to add your jobs as well! More at ZK Jobs Board (https://jobsboard.zeroknowledge.fm/). Today's episode is sponsored by Aleo (https://www.aleo.org/). Aleo is a new Layer-1 blockchain that achieves the programmability of Ethereum, the privacy of Zcash, and the scalability of a rollup. If you're building private applications - then check out Aleo's programming language called Leo which enables non-cryptographers to harness the power of ZKPs. Visit leo-lang.org to start building. You can also participate in Aleo's incentivized testnet3 by downloading and running a snarkOS node. No sign-up is necessary to participate. For questions, join their Discord at aleo.org/discord (aleo.org/discord) If you like what we do: Find all our links here! (https://linktr.ee/zeroknowledge) Subscribe to our podcast newsletter (https://zeroknowledge.substack.com) Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://zeroknowledge.fm/telegram) Catch us on Youtube (https://zeroknowledge.fm/) Head to the ZK Community Forum (https://community.zeroknowledge.fm/) Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://zeroknowledge.fm/gitcoin-grant-329-zkp-2)

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho
La tercera hora 05x43 - Episodio exclusivo para mecenas

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 52:17


Agradece a este podcast tantas horas de entretenimiento y disfruta de episodios exclusivos como éste. ¡Apóyale en iVoox! La Tercera Hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega:La tercera hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega: EMBARAZADA POR LOS EXTRATERRESTRES LOS ESPÍRITUS VIKINGOS LOS JERARCAS SE POSICIONAN PARA EL DÍA DESPUÉS DE PUTIN LA IMPORTANCIA DE COMO DECIR LAS COSAS PUEBLO DESAPARECIDO EN CHINA Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

Ultra Chill
Summer Q&A with David Part 1

Ultra Chill

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 21:41


Ultra's greatest asset is its community (that's you!). We strive to provide a transparent, authentic view into what we are doing and why. Towards that end, this week, we've reached out to you all and fielded questions from across social media with the intent of hearing what you'd like to know most about our project, its progress, and its technology. We talked about security, documentation deployment, in-game fungible tokens, our upcoming DEX, and much more. Let's get to it. Timestamps 00:34 Ultra Go mobile development status? 01:45 Ultra documentation goes public when? 04:00 How secure is 2FA? 05:23 Ultra on consoles? 06:21 Fungible tokens on Ultra's network? 09:25 Game tokens and the DEX? 11:01 How will we asses Ultra's success? 12:29 When will the Marketplace be released? 14:51 Could (and should) old games use Ultra's NFT tech? 16:53 What are the challenges surrounding onboarding devs? Learn more about Ultra's NFT standard ► https://bit.ly/3JrShVn Download the Ultra platform ► https://bit.ly/3HCqLTZ Subscribe to our channel ► https://www.youtube.com/c/Ultra_io Find out more about Ultra ► https://bit.ly/3MmLyyD Main Twitter: https://twitter.com/ultra_io Gaming Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ultra_platform Telegram (English): https://t.me/ultra_io Telegram (French): https://t.me/UOSFR Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ultra.platform Discord: https://discord.com/invite/j24NEXZYJb Medium: https://medium.com/ultra-io

The Berean Manifesto
S3E83:Why all the Fighting

The Berean Manifesto

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 41:30


Transcript Hello and welcome to season 3 episode 83 the Berean Manifesto faith hope and love for the modern Christian. I'm pastor Newms. And again this week we are not joined by Pastor Bill but we will continue forward at this time, why are you still on sabbatical thank you the best so, I have to say it's weird we have for those of you who don't join us live, we have a countdown video for five minutes the kind of gives time everyone time to log in and get settled and etc etc before we get started with the live stream and. It's funny because in modern business nowadays because of. You know so many people work from home all this kind of stuff so many of our meetings in business is the same thing where you're like okay we're give everyone just a few minutes to join us as you say that two or three times before you actually get the meeting started and, it really struck me as odd this week as I was doing it too. I realized the similarities between those two things this morning. As I means that this evening as we were going through that. So I hope everyone had a good week I had a good week it was pretty fun got a lot done at work and then I. Played a lot of Pokemon and I did a big thing. That is the first time I've ever done it I did a living Dex for the ones in the actual decks for. Pokemon sword and shield so the 400 Pokemon for. The main decks and then the hundred and. Sorry 210 for each of the two expansions. And for the expansions even though I called it a living Dex I didn't do everyone, if they were in the original living decks so the only Pokemon from the base of the game that I don't have is rude which is a special Pokémon you can only get for an eventand so because of that I don't have them and that the frustrating but it's okay the. And then there's a bunch of legendaries they added that aren't part of the proper Dex but they're just obtainable from the National dex and don't have all of those it was just fun to finally for the first game ever actually complete the decks and while completing the decks actually having all of the Pokémon so that was a lot of fun I finished that actually this afternoon with mr. groggy or the bests help, he uses the best when he doesn't want me to sing the my little groggy song I'm going to be honest I think that's honestly why he does it but that's okay we love him anyway and he's in my phone as my little groggy so it's perfectly fine he can call himself he would like I did, get burned by the sun you can't tell very well. On on the stream because you know my camera actually does a lot of balancing of tones it's actually super dark in my office which is really nice but you can tell a lot on my head. And it is burned and I'm trying very hard not to freak out with the cloth band that actually is touching the top of my head right now and I'm trying really hard not to fidget with it the whole time because it hurts lift my sleeves. You can't see the red though without I mean you can't really there's no good way to. I mean you can tell you just can't tell. But yeah so it's definitely there it's definitely hurts. So yeah that was kind of how my week went and the reason. I got the wonderful heat on my skin was the wonderful best. Offered to let me ride from a little Lego event that we were at with Phoenix. Back home in his car with top down and I have not ever been top down sports car Highway. Writing not saying anything else about that y'all can glean from that whatever you would like as far as. Speeds or recklessness or danger because none of that happened of course because we wouldn't do those types of things and so we did we drove we drove to the house about an hour and a half. Hour 15 minutes or so because we hit some traffic with the top down and I got home and we was fine, and he was like it's I'm so glad you didn't get any burn everyone talks about how easily you burn and you didn't and then throughout the course of the night I just got redder and redder. And that's why he's apologizing because the best feels bad that he got me sunburned which he did not because it was my choice to be in the car you do not drive like a maniac I am just simply saying, it was it was quick there's you accelerate very well and have very good control of your car but it is much different than being in these small cars 4 cylinders and then SUVs that I have driven in the past. That get-up-and-go was a whole lot different so.That being said that was my week it was good I hope you all had great weeks as well Happy Father's Day for everyone out there who is a father my father is actually in the other room because he and Phoenix did a Lego Stream this afternoon together for Father's Day  All right this question is what particular historical document or portion thereof, do you think every American should know by heart. I mean there's a lot that I can answer with this question I feel that we should. Definitely know our history a lot more as far as historical documents. I think everyone should at least understand and know the Declaration of Independence and you know the Articles and the Amendments that are there. Because it's important to learn from our past. But then on the same token from historical aspect I also think we should understand what. Some of the documents that led up to that and what helps us make those decisions and, I just think we should know more about our history overall because we don't and often we are doomed to repeat and are in the process of repeating some of our, issues from the past because we don't learn from them so that's that's that that process is what I got. Does anyone else have anything they would like to say as far as documents are such and And Biggs I will agree fiberglass car with a big engine definitely goes and thank you the best for saying Happy Father's Day all right so let's go ahead and dive into it tonight, tonight you will notice if you have looked down or around or you're listening and so it's written somewhere you'll notice this one is called. I feel like I yeah okay I wrote down a different title than what I put in all of the, I change it at the last minute and didn't update my notes my bad is why all the fighting so. What I really wanted to discuss tonight it's something we've touched on in the Berean Manifesto many times in the past. But I kind of wanted to dig into it again as we're starting this journey through some of. My thought processes in my. Belief system and what orchestrates it not that we don't do that when Pastor Bill is leading but these are more you know. Fully me as opposed to me supporting and me uplifting and me, being part of the conversation this is just my conversation. So I wanted to talk about the why all the fighting so you know we as a culture as humans as people we really like to fight, arguing is kind of in our nature to a certain degree because pride gets in the way and we have you know belief systems that are hard to challenge and we all have, you know bumping heads and difference of opinions and differences of belief and differences of knowledge and, an answer when all that comes together you end up you end up bumping heads with your fellow. In all situations your fellow people that live with you your your family units then your your governmental structures your co-workers your there's always discussions of how things should be done and what they should be done and. That is human you know exerting it's not just human it's animal as well you know exerting your belief system being the next aspect pushing towards that but inside the church, Capital C Church big church everybody we really should be focused on the unity and the building towards something more than the infighting because what's happened so often is we have so many splinters and so many we discuss beliefs and and come to an understanding and continue to work together as Christians despite slight differences that we create. These Jagged off shoots that then because I believe this you can't believe anything else because I feel that you can't. You know so we have all this. That that people discuss and so one of the first places we want to look tonight. And I'm just confirming it because I forgot one aspect. As I was speaking because you know sometimes we have that whole like you know where you're going and then all of a sudden you're like but I feel like I should also talk about this. One of the aspects that that I want to kind of look at is what's talked about in Romans 14 Romans 14. Is we're going to read a bunch I'm just I'm just going to say everyone's 14 here. As opposed to spelling out the exact versus so. When were we're talking about you know things that can cause divisiveness and splitting a lot of times it comes down to at least in the capital c Church it comes down to belief of sin or differences of how we worship so the first one I kind of want to look at is that the differences of sin and in Romans 14 you know this is all talking about judging other. Christian's not necessarily people outside of the faith but people inside so. It starts off Romans 14 1 accept anyone who is weak in faith but do not argue about disputed matters one person believes he may eat anything while one is who is weak eat only vegetables one who eats. Must not look down on he who does not eat and one who does not eat must not judge one who does because God has accepted it who are you to judge another's household, before the Lord he stands in Falls he will stand because the Lord is able to make him stand one person judges one day to be more important than another someone else judges every day to be the same Let each be fully convinced in his own mind whoever observes the day observed for the honor whoever eats eats for the Lord since he gives thanks to God and,  whoever does not eat it is to the Lord that he does not eat it and gives thanks to God for none of us lives for himself and no one dies for himself if we live we live for the Lord if we die we die for the Lord therefore neither we live or die we belong to the Lord Christ died and returned to life for this that he might be Lord over both the dead and the living but you why do you judge your brother or sister or you why do you despise your brother and sister for we all stand before the Judgment seat of God for as it is, for it is written as I live says the Lord every knee will bow to me every tongue will praise to God so then each of us. Is giving an account of himself to God and then it goes on to you know the one people hear about you know do not, judge one another don't put a stumbling block you know etc etc etc etc things that we you know. Kind of other things that along the same lines but different aspects like okay don't do this in front of you know don't go to a someone you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol with a bunch of drugs and alcohol and look at him if you're like it's fine you can do it too that's causing someone to stumble don't do that that's not what this is talking about this is talking about don't judge the person who does take a drink every now and then or who doesn't take a drink every now and then because that's a different belief then yours in this situation there's two big passages you can kind of notice him walking through with the Romans the first is the eating or not eating what he's talking about with that and what he's talking about with that is there was a meat market. And the meat that was served had been sacrificed or blessed or other, religious used in religious applications to another God and so because of that the, certain members of the Roman Church were like okay this has been blessed by another God don't touch it and then other people are like, but I'm praying over it and blessing it for our God doesn't matter what happened before and so there was some infighting about that. And you know Paul comes in and is like guys it's me who cares if you eat vegetables are you eat meat it doesn't matter what you do you know the important part is that we're all here under, God the second is the whole thing about observing the day. Which was talked about as the Sabbath and how some people were respected it in and followed it in different ways and so that's that whole aspect of you know does it really matter the day does it really matter the how you celebrate does it really matter you know he kind of tried to squash some of those aspects especially in. Some Modern churches you know some people celebrate Saturday as the Sabbath some people Sunday some people Monday you know depending on your religious belief of what the last day of the week is and what the day of rest should be or if you even, follow that or if you just have a Sabbath at some point or if you don't follow the Sabbath at all personally I think we all should follow the Sabbath because we need it for our own health that's the example that God set forth is that that whole aspect but I'm not going to judge someone because either they don't or they do it differently than me because that's when we run into this trouble and that's what causes the disunity, in so many of these situations we have so many of the church splinters in so many breakups and so many denominational Creations over small aspects and then we have, people pointing at the other groups and saying things like well they're not saved because they believe something different, they're not saved because this we are when none of these. Majority of these are not salvation aspects and we should not be judging how. Worship or how they you know which laws they decide to follow because God, God gives us the Holy Spirit and gives us convictions that are different person to person to person to person so we should never be judging each other based on you know stuff like this. Now I will say there are times. The chaotic newms is still here just so everyone knows there are times to debate when someone is, wrong in a church like for example. I personally believe in going to church super early on Sunday mornings so that way I can beat everyone else to lunch it's a very important tenets for me there is no reality and no basis and what I'm saying is completely sarcastic but I prefer to beat all the other churches to eat because I don't want to wait in line behind so me personally I believe we should get out on time and not have long Services because I get hungry easily, very irritable when I'm hungry so none of us want that so Jokes Aside.  Why are we fighting about it why are we fighting about little things that don't matter.In these types of situations so on that. Going from going forward to the next passage I would like to talk about is we're going to jump over to Ephesians Ephesians 4 1 through 16. I can't type all of a sudden so you got a Ephsians 412 16. And this is often used about Unity so far as to like in the csb the title of the whole passage is actually Unity. In the body of Christ so you know therefore I the prisoner of the Lord urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received with all humility and gentleness with patience bearing one another in love making every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of Peace there is one body and one spirit just as you were called to one hope for your calling one Lord One Faith one baptism one God and Father of all who is above all, and through all and in all now Grace was given to each of us according to the measure of God's of Christ's gift for it says when he ascended on high he took the captives, captive he gave gifts to the people but what does he ascended mean except that he also descended to lower parts of the Earth the one who descended is also the one who ascended to fill all things and he himself some apart he gave he gave some to be Apostles some prophets some evangelists and pastors some teachers equipping the Saints for the work of the ministry to build, the up the body of Christ until we all reach unity in the faith and the knowledge of God sons growing into maturity with the stature, measured by cars fullness then we will. Then we will no longer be little children tossed about by the waves and every wind of teaching by humans cunning with cleverness in the techniques of Deceit but speaking in truth let us grow in every way into him who is the head Christ for him the whole body fitted a knitted together, by every supporting ligament. Promotes the growth of body for building up itself in Love by the proper working of each individual part now as a lot there I usually don't read that much because I don't like reading out loud but you know the big things there to really call out. We are one body we've all been given the holy spirit all all Christians have been equipped with the Holy Spirit upon salvation and. We were all moving towards one place we serve one Lord we serve one God and Father you know the Grace has been given to each of us as he was needed you know. As we go forward with that he equipped us all for different purposes not everyone is supposed to be. A teacher not everyone is a preacher not everyone is a profit now everyone is you know. To have people working in every single thing some people have more. Giftings in certain areas but not everyone like I don't think I could ever stand up. And it'd be an evangelist in front of you know hundreds and hundreds of people and do the whole evangelism thing the traveling and the the preaching different places all the time and I don't think I could ever do that that's not. That I don't I don't feel that is my calling might be at some point I highly doubt it but could be you never know didn't think I'd be talking and teaching like this ever but you know it's got that whole pastor. Were down here at the moment so you know it works. But we're all given different things, and we're supposed to then work together as one body all of us working as ligaments ligaments move the muscles that we all push forward together to increase. And Advance the kingdom of to advance the the body of Christ to then bring. More people in and disciple them up to allow them to then also be, functioning members of the body not just pushing people towards. Um salvation and never discipling and helping build the people helping them find their gifts helping them we're supposed to making disciples of everyone not just preaching to get people saved it's supposed to be a discipleship to then get them plugged in and become a part of the body moving it Forward also and so it's that whole thing of. Everyone's giving a different part and if anyone is working outside of the body it hurts all of us and that's that idea of the capital c church when we have someone in the Christian faith who is operating. Outside of. Helping us move forward and hindering us and making us trip and fall or stumble or or not move forward correctly you know we have people who. Preach hate and preach you know. Preach that we should you know we've had people from the pulpit all of these people should be killed recently said you know a certain group of people should be this this group of people should be that we have we have these types of people and what they are doing is they're causing. Other people to then look at the capital c Church, as a whole and Christians as a whole and judging us by The Works of certain people and that's that whole thing about, if we're not United if we're not moving forward together in a correct State then that one offshoot causes an issue, um for those of you who don't know me super well. I have some physical issues I've got arthritis real bad for years and years and several other things and so my hand sorry for those that are in. Radio land. My three fingers of my hand on my right side all nicely sit together like a normal hand and then I have this pinky that got broken at one point down here at the knuckle and it's it's off by itself and does whatever it feels like, it doesn't you know I've got a consciously, move it over it doesn't sit where it's supposed to sit like a normal hand it doesn't you know it just it's like hey I'm hanging out way over there and that's what we get when we have someone who isn't You know working together we get we get we get a pinky that's that's acting crazy when you're like dude just just get in line. Just just come on work with us here and it's like nope if you like going over here you know and so that's what we end up getting when we have these people that. are not preaching faith hope love their preaching knowledge. I know everything I'm the best I decide what's going on and then. Hey you know you shouldn't be looking at scripture in the way that you know you should study it you should be listening to what I say. Believe me I'm in the Pulpit I'm the one who's right.  You know situations like that doesn't Lift us up and doesn't build our body and so. I know this is we have I'm going to beat this  this dead horse again here for a second but I want to jump over to 1st Corinthians where's my Corinthians 1st Corinthians 12. I just wrote first Corinthians 12 so we're starting at the top okay First Corinthians 12:1 geon's 12. So now concerning spiritual gifts brothers and sisters I do not want you to be unaware you know that you were pagans you used to be enticed and led astray by mute Idols so that whole thing about mute Idols one thing you think of is is a lot of people serve God's that don't speak to them and we have the Holy Spirit that is constantly speaking to us so that's what he's talking about there. Therefore I want you to know that no one Speaking by the spirit of God will say Jesus is cursed and no one can say Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit now there are different gifts but the Same Spirit there are different Ministries but the same lord and there are different activities but the same God produces each gift in each person a manifestation of the spirit is given to each person for the common Gert good to one is given the message of wisdom through the spirit to another message of knowledge by The Same Spirit to another the Faith by The Same Spirit to another Gifts of healing by The Same Spirit to another performing of Miracles to another prophecy to another distinguishing between spirits to another different kinds of tongues to another interpretation of tongues one in the same spirit is active in all of these Distributing to each person as he Wills so this is again that situation of we should be working together. Using the gifts we were given just because one person is given the gift of talking and one person is more introverted and so they prefer Prayer because that was the gift they were given their able to pray they have a yearning to pray they they love to to go to the throne you know and and lift up their prayers constantly to you know, everyone is built different and we all have to come together in that and move forward we can't. You know oh well I'm not as good as that person because I don't have their gift doesn't matter doesn't matter as long as you're not the pinky that's running off to the left. The right cuz it's my right hand running to the right and doing something that's against the body because no-one says. No one using the spirit of God says Jesus is cursed no one can say Jesus is Lord except for the holy spirit so don't be the person over here. Running with a false gospel or running with not even not saying everyone means, some of them were taught wrong some of them didn't do the study for themselves some people just believe what they were told and so they then are. Spewing the same belief system I won't call it garbage necessarily but I did use the word spewing so I mean. You can guess what I mean. Spewing the filth that they were taught and just regurgitating it over and over and over again as opposed to studying and digging in and figuring it out as opposed to just continuing a rhetoric to keep the same group of people they have around them satisfied, and I think that happens a lot where then you get a group of people together. They fractured from the mainstream or they are considering themselves the mainstream where they happen to have a mainstream belief system at the moment. And there then pushing that agenda louder than other people who are just quietly. Doing their thing and that's the thing that we have to stop as a Capital C church we have to stand up against Injustice we have to stand up against things that are wrong and and say so we shouldn't have people from the pulpit saying you know this whole group people should die or this people are wrong because of who they love or this person's wrong because of the color of their skin or this person's wrong because of the length of their hair or this person's wrong because they cut their hair once or this person's wrong because they wear, they wear nail polish everyday or this person's wrong because whatever the reason these are just ones that come to my mind. We're rejecting whole groups of people because we just don't like the way they look or the way they act and and then to say something you know. Detrimental from a Pulpit or from your leadership section we should be working together in love and together. Under the faith. and the hope you know we have faith that our belief system is accurate we that's faith if it goes from Faith to knowledge we don't have faith we have knowledge so we use our faith to believe that we're hearing from the Holy Spirit correctly we are we are. It doesn't contradict scripture so we're going with that. You know belief system and we have all these things going and so we walk in that Faith then and that's the key is walking in that faith and that leads me to kind of the last thing I wanted to. Discuss today which is. In Acts 17 and for those of you that have been here a long time really none of this is, new necessarily but reminders are always good as we walk through some of this and in Acts 17.And I somehow deleted my All right here we go, verse 10 is what we're going to start sorry about that as soon as it was night the brothers and sisters sent Paul and Silas away to Berea upon arrival they went to the synagogue of the Jews the people there were more noble than those in thessalonica and, we could read up to see why that's going to like it but you know not going to get into that at the moment. These people were more noble of character since they received the word with eagerness and examined the Scriptures Daily to see if things were so consequently many of them believed in including a number of prominent Greek women as well as men but when the Jews from thessalonica found out that Paul was in Berea they came causing the same issues upsetting the crowds. And the brothers and sisters immediately sent Paula way to stop the stop the issue and he moved on with his journeys I believe they went to. Athens next yes so. You know we are the Berean Manifesto that's the name of the the group you know our our podcast and we are the occlusion house and oftentimes people are like why Berean and. It comes from this section because the bereans Studied the Scriptures Daily they examined the Scriptures Daily to see if things were so so they would they would sit and they would listen to speakers they wouldn't just go that person's wrong. I don't like what they said ooh yeah yeah yeah yeah I agree with that person whichever side you're on. Whatever you thought they would then go back to the scriptures they would go back to what they had at the time. Study it and find to see if it was. Contradictory to see to make sure it didn't contradict and it didn't go against. What it was to help weed out false teachers and you know it's interesting because we as a culture as a Capital C Church in so many ways. I stopped doing that and got to a point where you would go to church listen to the preacher and I heard recently from a Pulpit you know. You should just listen to the your teachers and the people teaching you scriptures because they know what they're talking about and it's like but do they we should be examining at all times. What is being said and tempering it through the lens of. What does the scripture say what does the holy spirit guide you to believe, just because one person's belief system is a certain way doesn't mean someone else's belief system is wrong as we see and talked about in Romans 14. Sorry about that I have talked too long without getting a drink um so you know that's something that. We really have to look at as the capital c Church in Hazard groups of people that are moving forward we have to be one body we have to be United just because we disagree on something doesn't mean we should constantly be fighting about it I have belief systems that I hold that that my certain family members don't or. There are times mean Biggs or me and Phoenix you know get into discussions there are times mean means 80. Who is currently you know away on vacation get into it there are times where me and Pastor Bill it both on stream and and more off get into it about hey I don't agree with what you're saying and here's the reasons why here's the thought processes here's the discussions and come together on it but there are times sometimes you don't come together sometimes it's like well I just think that's okay well I don't okay well is this a Salvation aspect is this an aspect that. That affects our everyday lives or is this just a difference of belief and if it is a difference of belief we shouldn't be breaking up churches and organizations and bodies and such. For those situations we should be continuing to operate as one body of the capital c Church moving forward. So that's all I have that's men to my notes. Does anyone from chat have anything they would like to add to that while I look through and make sure I didn't miss anything. Do do do do for those out there to do do do do do do do okay so. That's really what I wanted to discuss kind of, kind of looking at those types of aspects and you know I think we should all stop the fighting stop the infighting stop that stop the arguing with each other constantly and move towards a more unified body, and if you would like to continue doing that wink you can join us. Every Sunday night when this podcast is recorded if you want to join and be part of that discussion as we move forward. You can join us if you go to our website EKK.HOUSE it'll show on there where we do the live broadcast it goes out to my personal twitch as well as our YouTube and our Facebook that we have and we do those live here in chat as you heard me talking to chat and about chat throughout the evening you can come and be part of the discussion if you feel like something is weird or you feel like something is off or you you want to dig into something more. That can all be done through that or you can also reach out to us on our socials based on that but we would love for you to join us at 6:30 Central Standard Time this podcast then comes out every Wednesday at seven Central and I believe it came out correctly last week I forgot to check because I'm a bad host. But it should come out then and that's all I have and I hope you guys all have a great week and I hope you guys are safe out there and we love you.

Steal the Stars
5: The Wild and the Summer Bear

Steal the Stars

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 68:17


Dex and Mosscap reach the end of the paved road, and something in Dex pushes him to continue forward. The rain has other plans, however, and the pair are forced to find shelter. After the rain passes, Dex and Mosscap set back out and finally reach Hart's Brow Hermitage. A Psalm for the Wild-Built https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250236210/apsalmforthewildbuilt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers
Revolutionizing Workflow Integrations w/ Rami Husseini

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 17:58


If the last two years have done anything, it's revolutionized the way that we work. Mobile working no longer means we work from an office and can go to a job site. It means we have the world at our fingertips—literally.  The ability to be anywhere didn't happen at the snap of our fingers, but thanks to the advancements in technology like Snapdragon. In today's episode, we chat with Rami Husseini, Director of Product Management at Qualcomm about how Snapdragon and its integration with Windows has made it possible for companies to change the way they work for good.  We discuss: The future of mobile handsets with 5G and WiFi connectivity  How technology impacts businesses and the way they work The balance between sustainability made devises and demand  For more amazing DEX content, including podcasts, articles and exclusive research, head over to the DEX Hub (dex.nexthink.com) To hear more interviews like this one, subscribe to the Digital Employee Experience Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your preferred podcast platform. Listening on a desktop & can't see the links? Just search for Digital Employee Experience in your favorite podcast player.

Movie Chumps
Episode 117: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Movie Chumps

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 113:42


The Chumps explore their love affair with Dex (Obi-Wan's diner buddy), the Battle of Geonosis, Mace Windu's big moment, Yoda whooping a**, the cool look of Kamino and its inhabitants, that chase through Coruscant, the love-hate relationship with Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman, and what it really means to join the Light Side or Dark Side. PLUS: The song Corrye hates the most; Death by sex toys (The Boys); The Kenobi show FINALLY puts on its big boy pants; and Corrye bodyslams Ezra Miller.

Must Be Dice
Some Other Beginning's End - Paradise Path RGP Ep 9

Must Be Dice

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 98:58


This is it! The final episode of Must Be Dice finds our mystery solving heroes in a heap of trouble. Ambushed by the goons of the ARP, and with nothing but Sloan's mysterious new powers to aid them, things look bleak for the team. Will they defeat the evil darkness lurking in the void? Will Sloan and Dex ever share that first kiss? And will our courageous improvisors ruin Armando's story to the point that he will never ever roleplay again? Only one way to find out! Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/ElyseWillems https://twitter.com/jameswillems https://twitter.com/_JacobFullerton https://twitter.com/handsomemaster2 https://twitter.com/MandoDoesStuff Tshirts n stuff: https://store.roosterteeth.com/collections/funhaus Welcome to Funhaus, the internet's ONLY comedy, gaming, and variety channel since 2015! About Must Be Dice: Paradise Path - An all RPG adventure from Funhaus! Can the kids of the Medford Bend Mystery Club save the day? Or will the roving gangs and vicious monsters of the forest pick them off one by one? Stranger things have happened. Join FIRST to watch episodes early: http://bit.ly/2uNNz0O

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho
La Tercera Hora 05x42 - Episodio exclusivo para mecenas

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 52:07


Agradece a este podcast tantas horas de entretenimiento y disfruta de episodios exclusivos como éste. ¡Apóyale en iVoox! La Tercera Hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega:La tercera hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega: ¿HA ADQUIRIDO CONSCIENCIA UNA IA? DRONES ARMADOS EN LAS ESCUELAS. EL NOOSCOPIO. ¿POR QUÉ TU COLOR FAVORITO ES EL AZUL? ¿Y SI ZUCKERBERG NO INVENTÓ FACEBOOK? Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

The Upload w/ ControlUp
Joel explains DEX management

The Upload w/ ControlUp

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 18:56


In this episode, Eugenia and Jeff discuss Digital Employee Experience (DEX) management with Joel Stocker, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at ControlUp. Joel talks about the importance of DEX and the solutions ControlUp has developed to manage digital employee experience. Basically, we talk about DEX management for EUC, endpoint devices, SaaS and web apps, and Unified Communications (UC) tools.

La Martingale
#117 - Tout savoir sur la DeFi (Decentralized Finance) - Arthur Micoulet

La Martingale

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 65:52


Le sujet : Avec l'essor de la blockchain et des cryptoactifs, la finance décentralisée (DeFi) s'est développée. Dans ce nouvel épisode de La Martingale, on vous propose de revoir les bases à propos de la decentralized finance. De quoi s'agit-il ? Quels sont les grands principes sur lesquels elle repose ? Comment se lancer ? L'invité du jour : Arthur Micoulet est le cofondateur de DeFi France, la première communauté francophone spécialisée en finance décentralisée. Il participe à rendre la DeFi plus accessible, en partageant des contenus de haute qualité en français, auprès d'une communauté qui grandit. Au micro de Matthieu Stefani, cofondateur de CosaVostra, Arthur revient sur les grands fondamentaux de la DeFi qui reste un sujet encore très technique : C'est quoi la DeFi (Decentralized Finance) ? Quels sont les 5 grands principes de la DeFi ? Quelles sont les grandes différences avec la finance traditionnelle ? Comment bien se lancer dans la DeFi, en limitant les risques ? Cet épisode comporte des acronymes (DAO, DEX, USDC…) et des termes techniques. Pour vous aider dans votre écoute, nous vous proposons un lexique sur lamartingale.io (rendez-vous sur la page de l'épisode #117). Pour en savoir plus sur les trois stratégies évoquées : Stacking : https://cryptoast.fr/qu-est-ce-que-le-staking-et-quelles-sont-ses-particularites/ Yield farming : https://cryptoast.fr/yield-farming-finance-decentralisee/ Liquidity mining : https://journalducoin.com/defi/liquidity-mining-definition/ Ils citent les références suivantes : Les DAO : Decentralized Autonomous Organisation Metamask : https://metamask.io/ Uniswap : https://uniswap.org/ Ainsi que d'anciens épisodes de La Martingale : Épisode #46 - Investir dans un loft à Chicago avec 30 euros - Jean-Marc Jacobson Épisode #100 - Tout comprendre des NFTs d'art - Jean-Michel Pailhon Épisode #114 - Chute des crypto : faut-il abandonner ou accélérer ? N. Chéron et G. Raymond On vous souhaite une très bonne écoute ! C'est par ici si vous préférez Apple Podcasts, ici si vous préférez Google Podcast ou encore ici si vous préférez Spotify. Et pour recevoir toutes les actus et des recommandations exclusives, abonnez-vous à la newsletter, c'est par ici. La Martingale est un podcast produit par CosaVostra, du label Orso Media. Merci à Nalo d'avoir rendu possible cette dixième saison de La Martingale. Prenez quelques minutes pour faire une simulation personnalisée sans engagement et connaître les bons supports d'investissement en fonction de votre projet de vie. Rendez-vous sur lamartingale.io/nalo et obtenez 3 mois de frais de gestion offerts ! Retrouvez en fin d'épisode Numa Jequier, CEO de Nalo, pour un débrief de l'épisode avec Matthieu.

General Hospital - The 10th Floor
”The key to Esme is her past.” General Hospital Reactions 6-11-22

General Hospital - The 10th Floor

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 74:54


Matt & Kat are back and Esme turns the screws with Nikolas! Ava wants answers, and Trina stands for herself! Finn takes the family camping, Cameron laments his mother's condition. Laura advises her grandson while Violet continues to steal our hearts! Dex is working for Michael, and Brando defends those he loves! All this and more on the 10th Floor!

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast
Strata Protocol & Metaplex Ep #68

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 37:27


Noah Prince (Co-Founder/ CEO, Strata Protocol) and Austin Adams (Lead Protocol Dev, Metaplex Studios) sit down with Austin Federa to discuss the integration of Strata's Dynamic Pricing Mint tool into the Metaplex Program Library.00:51 - What is Strata?02:12 - Challenges when launching a token04:43 - Why is Strata more successful than competitors?06:15 - Fundraise and the changing use cases of tokens on Solana08:47 - Changing mentalites around the function of tokens10:48 - How is Metaplex's approach different11:51 - Description of the flow using Strata13:25 - Mechanisms of dynamic pricing15:12 - Tools for dynamic pricing / Collusion19:06 - Metaplex and additional tooling21:54 - Optimizing Metaplex's architecture for the community25:05 - Advantages and drawbacks with metaplex's architecture29:44 - Metaplex and backward compatibility32:39 - Pitch for using dynamic pricing DISCLAIMERThe information on this podcast is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only, without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any particular purpose.The information contained in or provided from or through this podcast is not intended to be and does not constitute financial advice, investment advice, trading advice, or any other advice.The information on this podcast is general in nature and is not specific to you, the user or anyone else. You should not make any decision, financial, investment, trading or otherwise, based on any of the information presented on this podcast without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with a professional broker or financial advisor. Austin Federa (00:10):Welcome to The Solana Podcast. I'm Austin Federa. Today we're talking about a new partnership between Metaplex, the NFT implementation on Solana, and Strata Protocol, a toolkit that helps developers launch tokens. They've built some new tools to help creators set dynamic pricing for NFT mints and these change the economic incentives around NFTs which will hopefully reduce the botting of NFT mints. We're joined by Noah Prince, the co-founder, and CEO of Strata Protocol, and Austin Adams, a software engineer and lead protocol developer at Metaplex. Gentlemen, welcome to the Solana Podcast.Noah Prince (00:42):Thanks, Austin.Austin Adams (00:42):Thanks for having us.Noah Prince (00:43):Glad to be here.Austin Federa (00:44):Great. So let's go ahead and start out today with just an overview of, Noah, what is Strata and what are you guys trying to do in the space?Noah Prince (00:52):So Strata Protocol at its core is a protocol for launching tokens and managing the liquidity around those tokens. So we have a variety of different auction mechanisms, and we can launch tokens anywhere from small tokens that you don't really know who the counterpart of the trade is, there's not going to be much volume, all the way up to large tokens where you want to do a large offering and then eventually put those on a DEX. How we ended up getting into this space is just that our auction mechanisms for tokens also offer a solution for the NFT botting situation. So we thought long and hard about how to keep bots from botting the token launches that we have. And if you launch one of those tokens and then put it as the entry price to a Candy Machine, you get a dynamic pricing Candy Machine.Austin Federa (01:39):So let's talk a little bit just to kind of roll back to what Strata really is trying to accomplish here. You mentioned it's a solution for launching tokens and providing initial liquidity for those tokens. What are the challenges that people run into when actually launching a token? I think if you look across the space, you'd see that there are hundreds of different tokens run by hundreds of different projects across the Solana ecosystem, the majority of which were not launched with something like a launchpad or basically a protocol to help them go through that process. What are the challenges that people are facing when they're actually looking at launching a token?Noah Prince (02:12):Yeah. So I think token launching kind of comes in a few steps, right? The very first step is the ideation phase, where you're trying to figure out what your token is, do you have multiple tokens? What are the tokenomics? And somewhat in that same phase is where legal comes in. And to a lot of degrees, that is the hardest spot is where you're going to figure out what your token does. But a lot of times for people launching a token, there's this kind of big okay, we know what we want to do, but how do we physically create that token? And then how do we go and do things like auction that token off? I want to sell some of that token to investors. I want to sell some of that token to all of my community, how do we actually distribute that thing?Noah Prince (02:54):And then after that, there's the step where you've distributed it, you've collected some money for the token that you can use to bootstrap the project. And then you also want it to be tradable on a DEX or on an AMM. And then you go and set that up. So Strata is really there to help with the creation part of the token and for really small tokens, we also manage the liquidity. So if you don't want to even care about what is an AMM, what is a DEX, who is the counterparty to a trade? We have a way you can launch a token and it's basically one click. The protocol just takes care of all of it for you.Austin Federa (03:30):Yeah. So if you think about maybe a year ago, when someone was trying to launch a token, there was lots of technical components in actually creating and launching that token, but you'd have to go and submit something to the Solana token registry. You'd have to then go ahead and set up a permissionless pool on something like Serum. You'd have to go ahead and try and get it verified to get it actually listed there so it would show up in the list. Someone didn't have to add it as a custom market and all these things are functionally automated through you guys at this point, correct?Noah Prince (03:56):Yep. So for the most part, those things are automated. You still need to go and set it up on a AMM after you bootstrap the liquidity, but yeah, we're basically making it permissionless to go and do this. So the idea was to make it as easy to launch a token on Solana as it is right now to launch an NFT which Metaplex has kind of done a great job of.Austin Federa (04:16):And so there's been a lot of organizations that have tried to create launchpads or create basically systems of easier onboarding on the Solana blockchain. And a number of them haven't really gone anywhere, or they've been sort of overrun with, I would say very low-quality projects that are just trying to find a quick way to launch a token. What's the reason you think that Strata has had a bit more success here and not fallen into some of those traps?Noah Prince (04:43):Well, I think the first big trap there is talking about projects that are obviously disingenuous, they're trying to cash grab. They're not actually a real project. And when you talk about creating something permissionless, you want to get away from that, right? The barrier to entry should be low so that anybody can do it because tech is tech, but we don't want to be the ones that are creating the list of all the different tokens that we think that people should buy, right?Noah Prince (05:12):Equally, Metaplex isn't doing that. Metaplex doesn't go out and tell you which projects to buy. There are plenty of Launchpads that have their own lists that'll tell you who they think you should buy, and there are plenty of Twitter influencers who will tell you that as well. So that's one way that we're doing it. And then the other way that we're doing it is trying to make it easier for these projects that are smaller and maybe don't have all the idea of how to do everything that's complicated with launching a token, they just want a simple token. Things like social tokens are like little community chat projects, making it easier for those.Austin Federa (05:47):Some of the interesting things you guys have done in addition to the ability to create a new token or sell an existing token bootstrap liquidity is this idea of a fundraise and the dynamic pricing of NFT mints. On the fundraising side, what did you see in the changing ways people wanted to use tokens or the changing use cases of tokens on Solana that really led to the idea of a fundraise being something that a launchpad protocol should build tooling for.Noah Prince (06:14):Yeah. Fundraise was inspired deeply by ConstitutionDAO, which if you didn't see it, was this thing where a bunch of people on Eth just banned together, they said they were going to buy a copy of the Constitution of the United States of America. There was an open bidding that happened. I think they raised like $30 or $40 million and ended up getting outbid, but it was still this example of a community coming together and bootstrapping a ton of liquidity to do something cool. And the idea was that there will be shared ownership of the Constitution, or at least this copy of it after the bidding was done.Noah Prince (06:49):And so how you do that mechanically is just, you're collecting money into a pool that somebody then uses for the bid. And then as you're collecting money, people are getting a token that represents their share of that pool. And so even after you've used the money, they still have the token. And so with the ConstitutionDAO you had the people token. And that's just one of many ways to launch a token and why a launchpad is formatted like a wizard because we want it to be like a no-code tool where it asks you the questions that you need to answer to get towards launching your own token.Austin Federa (07:20):It's super interesting to think about the implications for some of the stuff for the intersection of real-world assets like something like a constitution and then the intersection of the ability to have full liquidity through something like a token mechanism for this. So I think that's a very interesting use case for it. And one of the great things I think about ConstitutionDAO when we saw that all happen is it's still going, right? There's still a community there. It's still passionate about this thing that they failed to create, but now is turned into something else which is in a large part, a lot of the story of NFTs on Solana as well, is that they start with one mission and suddenly something changes and Trash Pandas are now fighting plastic in the oceans, and all these other projects are building real community service kind of components into them.Austin Federa (08:05):When you're looking at the idea of a no-code solution here, what was the reasoning for something like that for more complex protocols? I guess the thing that I'm trying to tease out here is there's an assumption from a lot of folks that if someone's not sophisticated enough to figure out how to launch a token, they're probably not sophisticated enough to launch a project on a blockchain. That's obviously not necessarily the case, but that is part of why you've seen launchpads in general, or less code solutions be something that tends to have a lower quality project coming out of it in general. How do you respond to some of that criticism or look at the different ways that we just need to change our mentality around what a token's meant to be used for?Noah Prince (08:47):Yeah, I think there is that tendency, but as a dev, it's all about tools, right? For me, it's how can I get something done with the least effort possible that meets all the requirements. And so when you give tools to devs so that they can launch a token really easily, the devs can spend time focusing on the things that matter and not the things that don't. So part of it is that but also you need this primitive and you need this primitive to be easy because we're in the infancy of tokens right now, right? There's just one token. We're starting to see more complex systems like STEPN pop up where you have systems of tokens where that's just two tokens, all the way up to things like WOMBO, and BitClout, and Rally, where you have hundreds and hundreds of social tokens. And these things all start to interconnect together, and you can start to do really cool things when you can create systems of tokens. And that's something that you couldn't do in the past without this kind of primitive.Austin Federa (09:43):Yeah, it's fascinating. So, Austin, let's talk a little bit about the interface here with Metaplex NFT initial mints. So one of the things that we've observed over the last few months is that the increasing demand for NFT is on Solana. And also I would say real success of projects in building a strong community pre-launch has created situations where there is both a high incentive to bot the launch of an NFT, but also there's just extremely high demand for these things when they're coming up for initial mint. Some of that's driven by expectations that they might be able to flip them, but a lot of this is just organic community demand for a project that they feel very excited and interested in.Austin Federa (10:22):There's been a few attempts to create systems that would either increase the fairness or would try and reduce the incentives for botting. One of these was the Fair Launch Protocol which was created as sort of an extension of the Candy Machine toolkit, but Fair Launch Protocol never really caught on from a community standpoint. So what is sort of different in the approach here that you think is going to be successful in creating better incentives and dynamics?Austin Adams (10:48):I think the reason that this will be more successful is we will market it a lot harder than we marketed Fair Launch, but also the mechanics of Fair Launch weren't really, and they could have been changed they weren't really a great experience having to wait and then not knowing if you were going to get things. The NFT minter, once that sort of casino-style experience, they pull the lever, they get the thing they know right away, they're having fun, it's addicting. With the dynamic price mint coming in we get that addicting and fun feeling while still getting some technical protection against bots and making it a little bit more advantageous for creators. If they've created demand, they're getting rewarded for that demand.Austin Federa (11:38):Yeah. That's super interesting. So let's walk through, I guess, from both of you, what is the flow that both a creator and a user goes through if the project that they're trying to mint is using this new dynamic pricing powered with Strata?Noah Prince (11:52):Yeah. So the flow right now is a little bit broken up and that's kind of the point of this partnership, but right now you launch a normal Candy Machine through Metaplex, you grab the ID of that Candy Machine, and then Strata has a UI where you can plug in that ID and it converts it to a dynamic pricing Candy Machine. Now from a user standpoint, this looks pretty much exactly like the usual mint interface that you're looking, they're used to, right?Noah Prince (12:18):You just click a mint button, but the price is changing. So the price is just slowly ticking down and occasionally it bumps up when somebody purchases something and you can also switch tabs and you can go look at a price history plot. But as a user, you're trying to figure out at what point do you want to enter, right? At what price do you want to pay? And bots are playing the same game which is an unsolvable game. When do you enter a live market is a question that nobody knows the answer to. So it feels very much like a normal mint it's just that the price is moving and it's a game of who flinches first.Austin Adams (12:53):That's the current experience but as I'm sure you'll get to, we hope to create a deeper integration together that can utilize Strata's tech and Metaplex's tech for the entire experience without needing to go from one place to the other but using our new UIs and CLI tools, they can create a dynamic price Candy Machine that also gives us even more bot protections than we had before without having to go from one website to another.Austin Federa (13:25):So what is the dynamic pricing set based on? What are the mechanics that go into actually setting what that amount should be and how much volatility do you expect to see throughout the course of a typical 10,000 mint that might sell out in the course of several minutes?Noah Prince (13:43):Yeah. So generally, you want to establish what is basically the order of magnitude of the price. So something that's going to be in the 0.01 SOL range versus something that's going to be in the 10 SOL range, they're pretty different and it would be hard for any system to account for that. So generally what you're doing is you're setting kind of a range that you expect. So in the case of Divine Dogs, they were one of the very first ones that we did this with, they were minting an NFT that they thought would probably sell for two SOL. Now they're associated with the gods. And so 3.33 is a magic number for them. And so they actually set the starting price at 3.33 SOL and the minimum price at 1.1 SOL.Noah Prince (14:24):And so the idea was the minimum that they were willing to take as a project to get the funding to do what they needed to do was 1.1 SOL and they thought that people would pay up to 3.3 but probably not much more. And so what happened with that was I think the average price ended up being 2.32. But generally, you want the prices start slightly higher than what you think people will enter at so that bots don't have an advantage to spamming, they're just waiting for it to fall down and then it'll hit some fair price and it just oscillates around the fair price.Austin Federa (14:57):You mentioned a few things there where it sounds like projects have to do a bit of estimation around what they expect to see. What are the either software or just like human tools that someone should be looking at when they're trying to figure out where do they start with dynamic pricing?Noah Prince (15:13):Yeah. I mean, I think to a lot of degrees this is similar to right now people are just deciding a fixed price for their mint which is even more dangerous. You have no idea if it's going to sell out for that fixed-price or not. If you're a really hyped project, it probably will as long as you set it less than 10 SOL. But there's also a stigma, right? SolBears came out and set it to 10 SOL and people got pretty mad about it. So I think for most projects, this range of I mean, it depends what SOL's current prices, but right? This range of 1 to 5 SOL is generally reasonable. If you get really far off on the price, it can go above the starting price but we haven't seen that happen in practice. Usually, projects have a pretty good idea of what they're going to sell for or at least like a ballpark. They don't know exactly but they know a range.Austin Federa (16:05):Yeah, just because this was one of the first prominent uses of the Fair Launch Protocol where the community of degenerate Trash Panda Minters banded together and actually crashed the price. They all basically colluded against the project owners to mint at 0.1 SOL when the pre-mint tokens had been trading at 3 or 4 SOL on the exchanges and obviously, the price has gone up from there, but it's a very interesting dynamic when you give the community the tools to set their own pricing, you do open yourself up to a certain amount of collusion which I think is fascinating. No one would've thought that in a free market open system you'd be able to get a bunch of degens who are trying to optimize for the most value they can create to all band together and try and basically drive down the mint price of an NFT.Noah Prince (16:52):They also got to change their vote in the second half which made it a little less risky to bid small.Austin Federa (16:57):Yes. That's true. So that sort of one-tiered system is part of the dynamics here that you think make it more robust to get something like that.Noah Prince (17:06):Oh yeah. I mean, so we've done a couple of mints with it now and every single time in the Discords I actually hope that someone proves me wrong because it would be kind of interesting from a psychology perspective. But usually, there's a band of people in the Discord that are like, "Nobody buy. Nobody buy. We're going to let the price fall really low, like the bid small." But because it's so real-time, what ends up happening is it hits a number that's really, really good and it's just like a prisoner's dilemma. A few people defect and then everybody sees that a few people defect and all of a sudden the faction that was trying to hold back and not buy everyone starts buying and the price starts ripping because it's the lowest price that they're going to see.Austin Federa (17:47):Yep. Totally. It's really interesting the way those dynamics play out.Noah Prince (17:51):Yeah. Honestly, if your project gets hit by this and the people actually manage to do a prisoner's dilemma experiment where nobody defects, you have an amazing community, I don't even know that you need the money. Your community is incredible.Austin Federa (18:04):Yeah. It's worth noting that for the more successful projects out there, they have made many multiples of the initial mint revenue on secondary sale royalties. So it's kind of this interesting dynamic where you really want to bring the strongest community possible into an NFT project but the same time you need to fund appropriately for whatever your medium-term goals are to make sure you can actually deliver on any roadmap you've sort of laid out as a project which is really interesting. So when we're looking at some of the underlying architecture here and how it interfaces with Metaplex, I know there's a whole bunch of work on Metaplex that's been rebuilding a lot of the way that some of these contracts work. There's a whole expansion of what's possible on Metaplex coming soon. Austin, how are you thinking about additional tooling like Strata and other types of partnerships that will make it easier for a lot of this work that's being done to actually be deployed and usable? So the difference between reference implementation engineering and actually production engineering.Austin Adams (19:06):I think on a case-by-case basis, we always look at where we can stay generic and composable meaning one contract calls into the Metaplex contracts and the Metaplex contracts stay as this secure core that we audit very frequently and we're taking care of all that nonsense for the community. But in other cases, we identify a piece of technology that's really good and the composable way of doing it doesn't give us the guarantees necessarily that we want. And so we look at a deeper level of integration. The recent gains in shipping velocity that Metaplex is getting are coming more from CICD and looking at ways to improve our software stability so we are not scared to ship.Austin Adams (20:00):And I think that's what Metaplex is moving into as we're stabilizing and as we're trying to remain the base infrastructure for NFTs as well as move into some exciting new landscapes. So with this specifically, we do have some big changes coming to canning machines soon. We have some big changes coming to optional changes for everyone coming soon, but this one here falls right in line with our anti-botting work. And so we're heavily invested in making this as deep of a integration as it needs to be and shipping it as soon as possible, as well as shipping it not just in the contract level, but shipping it in our UIs and CLIs that are coming out or are out.Austin Federa (20:44):Yeah. Interesting. So I'd actually love to dig in a little bit more on how you're thinking about multiple layers of contracts or interoperable contracts that all can, I guess, give optionality in terms of how someone wants to deploy something. What are those different components and how are you thinking about... So classically, every time you have a contract talk to another contract, you've created an attack vector. This is most of the hacks that you see across DeFi and on Solana and on other places in Solana are non-validated fields. There's some ability for someone to inject something into the contract at a point that someone thought wasn't injectable that ends up creating an outcome that's not desirable for the users of that protocol or that contract.Austin Federa (21:28):That's like a very standard attack vector. So not to go too far into the security of this because of course that's maybe a separate conversation, but when you're thinking about that sort of multiple contract architecture, talking back to one central contract, what are the types of things you are thinking about or the Metaplex protocol is really thinking about from an architecture standpoint to make that secure, stable, but also upgradeable and able to respond to the needs of the community quickly?Austin Adams (21:53):Yeah, that's a great question. So I do believe it does depend on what the contract does in a large part, but generically, when we think about Web 2.0 land, when we've all created public APIs that take in user input, we can think about those as if they're analogous to we're allowing someone to direct their digital plumbing pipe at our digital plumbing pipe to use the euphemism or the saying that we're just all digital plumbers. I think I like that. One of the ways that we approach this is just being extremely careful on validating the input and being very restrictive with what specific instructions and what specific things a transaction can do when calling into our contracts.Austin Adams (22:47):So for example, with Candy Machine, although it is not as composable as other programs may be, we restrict the specific programs that can call out to Candy Machine and we restrict what they can do. We look at the instruction data using the instructions this far. For those who are non-technical that just means we can inside of the instruction or inside of the program, we can look at the instructions that are coming in and we can validate the input that's coming in. But for other programs such as AuctionHouse, we actually have purpose-built it to be composed over. And the way that we handle that is by bringing all the things that we want to make sure always stay secure into the contract.Austin Adams (23:33):So the token account creation, the mint creation, for example, the transfers, all of those are in the core AuctionHouse transaction protocol, but we've created this other system of composability called Auctioneer where people can put their additional logic such as token gating, timed auctions, even dynamic priced auctions via Strata can be done at that layer. So like I've said in summary, it does depend on the contract for Candy Machine because it's such a target for bots. We are very restrictive but we hope to find additional ways to loosen those things to allow more contracts to compose over it while still getting more bot, anti-botting guarantees.Austin Federa (24:20):It's kind of an interesting question here. When you think about on most layer ones or layer twos, the implementation of an NFT is something that's sort of done, I guess you called it the L1 or L2 level at the protocol level, as opposed to at the application level. Metaplex is a little bit different in its architecture, right? The tokens that are built are fundamentally still SPL-compatible tokens. And they're built more like an application level. And by application, I mean, it's not hard coded into the base Solana code. It's actually running on top of it which is a little bit different of an architecture than you see on something like Ethereum. What are the both advantages and challenges that both of you have run into because of that difference in architecture?Noah Prince (25:05):Yeah. So I did a deep dive at one point on composability on Solana versus Eth. Fundamentally, the NFTs on Eth and even the tokens that are on Eth are just following an interface. So it looks a lot like interfaced extension. I'm going to get real deep in engineering if I don't be careful here.Austin Federa (25:23):No, no, no, let's do it. This is the back half of the podcast.Noah Prince (25:26):Cool. Okay. Yeah. So it looks a lot like interfaced extension and classical object-oriented programming. So you think Java is the big example of object-oriented programming. Now Solana actually ends up looking a lot more like functional programming where you've got these contract endpoints that are effectively functions that operate over some state and then output a state. And then the next function can take that state and do something with it. Now, a lot of people will tell you when they're learning functional programming coming from object-oriented programming, it's scarier at first. It's like chewing glass. It's a little bit more complicated, but there's a lot more that you can do with it. And so like my example of composability actually is the current state of the integration with Metaplex where you talk about how there are different security vulnerabilities with checks, but a token is the absolute interface between us and Metaplex and that's the only interface.Noah Prince (26:26):The single check is whether or not you have the token that allows you to mint this Candy Machine and we just output that token. So we are a function that takes in some SOL and outputs a token. They are a function that takes in a token and outputs an NFT. And actually, they don't have to know about each other at all. It's only the user interface that knows about it. So this is how we generally deal with composability on Solana and why I like this model a little bit better, but I am a little bit of a functional programming maxi, so …Austin Federa (26:57):Austin, what about you?Austin Adams (26:59):Yes. I believe that the Metaplex model for NFTs is actually quite brilliant. And I'll talk about the pros first and maybe the cons second. I believe one of the reasons for our enormous growth is because our contracts are like APIs. You don't need to deploy your own contract. You don't need to manage that. You don't need to have everything that can be known about your implementation done ahead of time and then deploy an immutable contract. You can iterate and fail and try again and do new things on top of our programs without having to, one, manage the security of the program. Two, without having to really be an expert. And I know that you don't have to be an expert to launch an Ethereum NFT series because there's some great tools. But I think that's one of the reasons people choose Solana. Devs choose Solana, creators choose Solana to run their NFT projects is because the Metaplex contracts were brilliantly designed as APIs whereas they could have been designed in an interface model.Austin Adams (28:07):Now the cons of that are the Metaplex development team now needs to look at backward compatibility every single day. Any change that we make we have to micromanage that aspect all the time because we don't want to break anybody's use of the system. And through our DAO we need to ensure that what we're doing is reflective of what the community wants. So another con would be that some people see it as less decentralized, but in reality, because it's a community project, it doesn't seem so decentralized when you can build right on top of it and do whatever you need to because we try to keep the protocol light and do less things. I see that we can move into both areas. We can produce an interface-like system while getting these contracts as API feel. And I think that's some of the backbone of some things that you'll see coming out of Metaplex soon.Austin Federa (29:07):So when you think about something like backwards compatibility, what does Metaplex see as its sort of role and responsibility there, right? So famously for a number of years, Android had like seven different versions of the Android API that Google had to support because folks just would not update their apps. And Windows still has backwards compatibility with stuff that was probably about when most of us were born. What are you guys thinking about when you look at that sort of backwards compatibility and how long or what kind of functionality needs to persist for X amount of time?Austin Adams (29:44):So what we try to do is never break you unless it's security-related. If it's security-related, we fix it as soon as we can and we announce as quickly and as widely as we can. That hasn't happened very often and currently, we think that... We kind of take the semantic versioning approach where we will give you a long amount of time. Now we don't have a rigorous set amount of time yet. We're very new as a project if you think about it, but we will always provide you a new instruction and deprecate the old instruction and it works perfectly fine for a long time. And it's very rare. In fact, it's only happened once where we will remove old instructions. Part of that is looking at our contracts as APIs. And when you look at microservice patterns because that's how we think about them kind of is our contracts are microservices.Austin Adams (30:43):Look at the traffic of your instruction. If you're seeing it the traffic go down, people have moved to the other one, you're in safe territory to start announcing that, "Hey, we're going to start moving on from this specific instruction." But if you see it holding steady, that's a good signal from your community that that thing still needs to live or you need to educate and do more work. And that's how we'd like to see it. I think in the future, we'll see probably more rigorous guidelines around how long we're going to keep things out. But right now it's we'd be nothing without the people using it. So they're our top priority when we're shipping new things, we don't want to break anyone.Noah Prince (31:22):Yeah. I think at least how we've been approaching it with Strata is that I am very, very bearish on the idea that I'm never going to have to change anything. And so actually every one of our smart contract endpoints, every one of our arguments, every one of our piece of state has a V0 next to it. Some of them actually have a V1 already. And then in SDK land, so like in JavaScript, we wrap these calls with things that don't include V0 and we wrap them in interfaces such that if we ever have to change anything, we just bump it to V1 at the protocol level, change the interfaces, leave the V0 endpoints around for a while and then like Austin said, watch the traffic and then slowly deprecate them. But yeah, I mean, I think you kind of have to accept that these things are living, breathing things and like most APIs, you just have to version them. Now, a lot of people who don't have V0 next to their things, don't worry, you can put V1 next to anything.Austin Adams (32:19):It's okay.Noah Prince (32:19):And V0 is just the lack of a tag. It's okay.Austin Federa (32:22):So all of this depends of course, on creators and people launching NFT projects actually adopting and using the dynamic pricing tools. What's your pitch for why someone who's launching an NFT project should do it this way as opposed to doing it the way that's currently done.Noah Prince (32:37):Yeah. So one of the big things, I mean, even if you watch Frank, he is talking all the time about how he wants people who are long-term his project. He doesn't want paper hands. He doesn't want flippers, right? So right off the gate, you've got to acknowledge that having people that are just buying the project to flip it immediately aren't really good for your project long term anyway. I mean, if you were going to overprice your fixed price mint, you just weren't going to sell out. And so this will help you sell out which is ideally what you want, right?Noah Prince (33:09):Because you're picking the quantity of the mint so that you have a certain size of community. Now, if you had underpriced your fixed price meant, this actually means that you're going to get more funding to do what you want to do, right? And that's what matters is that you can actually execute on your roadmap. Now it's not like that price discovery isn't happening, right? It is still happening. If you price your mint at 2 SOL and the NFT is actually worth 10 SOL, it just drives up to 10 SOL on the secondary. But you know who makes that money? People who are flipping it and don't care about the project. So I would rather have that money go to the team than people who are flipping it any day of the week.Austin Federa (33:49):I'd love to hear from the Metaplex side what the pitch is to use it that isn't just it doesn't break the network.Austin Adams (33:55):Then I get nothing.Austin Federa (33:56):Because this is the thing is like one of the things about crypto is we have to assume everyone is a evil self-interested actor at all times who cares primarily about what they're trying to accomplish from a financial standpoint and isn't a altruistic actor trying to make the world's best-decentralized computing environment possible or else all of the assumptions of how blockchain works start to break down. So I think that's one of those questions that if either of you have something addressing that sort of side of things and-Austin Adams (34:25):Yeah, totally. I'll go with Metaplex's side of why I use dynamic price mint. So from the Metaplex side, we realize that Candy Machine has been botted so badly and we want to increase fairness for the collectors, creators, and the community. Just like Noah said earlier, we want to incentivize long-term holders, people to be a part of the project because NFTs are showing us they're more about community than they are really like a financial mechanism. They are a financial mechanism, but they've exposed this incredible new, psychological phenomenon.Austin Adams (35:01):For collectors, we've seen click farms, and bots, and extensions, not even if it hurts the network, but just hurting the experience. So one way that dynamic price mint helps is by making these click farms and botters, I mean, have to think twice, have to actually do some calculation, and have to do it in a fast and real-time manner. So this helps them be able to take part in the project even if they didn't get into the discords or other things like that at the right time, it's also going to help us move past this whole allow list trend in the community where you have to do all these specific things to get a spot and then you get a spot and you get a chance to mint, but then you don't actually get to mint. And so, hopefully, this makes the work that's required just being a part of the community and having the desire and the funds to mint.Noah Prince (36:01):Well said.Austin Federa (36:01):Awesome. Well, I think that does it for today. Thank you both for joining us to talk about this new launch of a Stratus support for dynamic pricing on Metaplex and creating new tools for creators to be able to actually implement this. If folks want to read more about it or want to consider using this for their next drop, where should they go to find more information?Noah Prince (36:22):Yeah. So for now it's actually, if you go to app.strataprotocol.com and you have a Candy Machine ID, you can launch one directly right there. We also have on docs.strataprotocol.com. We have extensive documentation on how to set up one of these dynamic pricing mints and a YouTube video on how to do one and even do one with a white list. In the future, we hope that this is directly on Metaplex's documentation and kind of more built as a first-class citizen into the Candy Machine and Metaplex's new UIs such that you don't need to be bouncing around from Strata to Metaplex. It's just there for you.Austin Adams (36:59):Yeah. 100% stay tuned on the Metaplex Docs and on our blog, Twitter, radio station. Oh wait, we don't have a radio station.Noah Prince (37:08):Yet.Austin Adams (37:09):Yet.Austin Federa (37:09):Great. Well, thank you both for joining us today.Austin Adams (37:13):Thank you, Austin.Noah Prince (37:14):Thanks for having us.

Untold Stories
Into the Deep Waters of Crypto Trading with 0xDorsal

Untold Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 48:25


My guest today is 0xDorsal, Co-founder and core contributor of Integral. Integral is a new DeFi primitive that efficiently executes large orders. It is the only such primitive with a functional product to date and is poised to capture the exact segment of large client trading volume for DeFi. Integral is the pioneer in executing large orders in DeFi. It works smart by executing an order according to an oracle's average price over time (currently, it's Uniswap's 5-min TWAP). To offer a competitive price with nearly 0% price impact, Integral mirrors order-book and AMM from some of the best centralized and decentralized exchanges and create a highly liquidity-rich environment for these large orders to execute. This technology mimics how the centralized exchanges process large orders: split and execute them over a period of time. This is made possible with the OB-AMM. The innovative AMM design unbundles the concept of liquidity to depth (order book depth, AMM shape) and capital (the actual amount of LP asset in the order book or AMM). By mirroring order books from exchanges like Binance and Uniswap, Integral can achieve the same depth with much less capital. 0xDorsal is the pseudonymous co-founder of Integral, the world's first DeFi primitive for large orders. Dorsal's background as a hedge fund manager positioned him well to help drive the migration from TradFi to DeFi. Dorsal has extensive experience as a business development lead within DeFi. In addition to his work at Integral, Dorsal is especially interested in market design, liquidity, DAOs, and coordination. We discuss various topics, including Integral, the evolution of DEXs, building a crypto project, and much more. We begin our conversation by discussing 0xDorsal's Tradfi background. 0xDorsal discusses how his TradFi background prepared him to understand the current crypto landscape and gave him context to how the crypto trading industry is headed. We transition to discuss the evolution of Dex's. We discuss the original DEXs like Etherdelta and IDEX and the significant shortcomings they experienced. And how these original DEXs gave rise to the next evolution of decentralized exchanges like Uniswap. 0xDorsal discusses why Uniswap v2 was a watershed moment in crypto's history. We discuss the various problems plaguing the current DEX space, like front-running, MEVs, and flashbots. We dive deep into the various issues and how they impact a trader's PNL. Our next conversation topic centered around Integral and how the project is tackling these various problems to create a better experience for large and small traders. 0xDorsal explains how Integral has innovated the AMM model. 0xDorsal explains how TWAMM works and why it's so innovative. We transition to discuss the future of Integral. We touch on Integral's possible future product offerings and their road map. 0xDorsal explains how they plan on building a decentralized OTC desk and the possibility of building atomic swaps into the project to enable cross-chain compatibility. We also discuss why they have decided to build a pseudonymous team and the benefits of pseudonymity. Our final discussion topic centered around the future of the crypto industry and where the crypto is headed. Please enjoy my conversation with 0xDorsal. -- This podcast is powered by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

Steal the Stars
4: Remnants...and Grass hen with Wilted Greens and Caramelized Onion

Steal the Stars

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 50:04


When the freshwater tank is torn, Dex and Mosscap have to work together to patch the hole. The two learn more about each other and themselves as they continue their conversations. A Psalm for the Wild-Built https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250236210/apsalmforthewildbuilt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho
La Tercera Hora 05x41 - Episodio exclusivo para mecenas

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 51:54


Agradece a este podcast tantas horas de entretenimiento y disfruta de episodios exclusivos como éste. ¡Apóyale en iVoox! La Tercera Hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega:La tercera hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega: EL ATAQUE DE LOS HAMSTERS MUTANTES LOS PLANES PARA EL DESASTRE DIBUJOS ANIMADOS DE PESADILLA MIEDO A HABLAR POR TELÉFONO LA CIENCIA Y LOS FANTASMAS Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

Get Into Gate: A Stargate Podcast
Episode 195: The Runner (SG-A 2.03)

Get Into Gate: A Stargate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 75:22


Ronon. Dex. Finally, first-timer Mitch reaches the episode that Jason Momoa enters the chat - does the result match the hype from the rest of the team? Subscribe & listen now on your favourite podcasting app! Join us and discover or re-live the magic of all things Stargate! Find us on: Facebook: facebook.com/Get-Into-Gate-265524513827574/ Twitter: twitter.com/GetIntoGate Instagram: instagram.com/getintogate Patreon: www.patreon.com/getintogate Get Into Gate is a weekly celebration of all things STARGATE brought to you by the team behind Get Into Geek. When we discovered one of our own, Rhys, had never seen one second of STARGATE and was forever left out of our in-jokes and throwback references, the rest of the team decided to rediscover it with him and breakdown the series one episode at a time.

The Dex Legacy
Episode 7 "Valuable Assets Part Two"

The Dex Legacy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 29:23


Isra and Ren discuss their next battlefield, the Blood Road.  Osa prepares to work with her engineering adversary, the Admiral of the Dex Fleet, I dris Morrowether.  Nathaniel briefs Varian, Isra and Ren on what their role, fighting alongside North Jakhran troops, will be… and Ren reveals the seeds of a plan.In Valuable Assets Part Two you can hear  Kelsey Griffin as Isra Charlie Richards as RenKam Elliott as VarianWarren Graham as TristanAnnika Kordes as OsaLewie Watson as DevekDavid S. Dear as Idris Stevie Skinner as RhayaEmily Inkpen as AutoChris Gregory as NathanielWith other voices by members of the castThe Dex Legacy is written by Emily Inkpen The original score is by Allen Stroud.  Production, sound design and editing are by Chris Gregory for Alternative Stories You can find out more by about us by visiting our website which now includes a merch store where you can buy t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, stickers and more   https://www.thedexlegacy.com/ You can follow us on twitter where we post as https://twitter.com/thedexlegacyAnd Instagram where you'll find us at https://www.instagram.com/thedexlegacyOur Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/thedexlegacySupport The Dex Legacy on Ko-Fi here https://ko-fi.com/thedexlegacyaudiodramaWatch out for merchandise, events and other goodies associated with the show, all available to buy via our Ko-Fi page.We are delighted to include the voice of David S. Dear in this edition of The Dex Legacy Find out more about David here https://davidsdear.com/And listen to his audio drama A Ninth World Drama here https://ninthworldjournal.com/ We would like to thank all the actors who have appeared in season one of The Dex Legacy Thank you also to everyone who has listened,  subscribed, rated, reviewed and posted about our show on social media.  We are incredibly grateful - please stick around for season two!Support the show

The Defiant
The Fabricant Co-Founder: NFT Fashion Blurs Lines Between Creators and Consumers and Both Share the Upside

The Defiant

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 51:53


Adriana Hoppenbrouwer-Pereira is the co-founder and CMO of The Fabricant, a digital fashion house for the metaverse founded in 2018. Their belief is that fashion is identity, and digital fashion is simply an extension of the digital identity we're building in web 3. The Fabricant is one of the most prolific digital garment creators today and we discuss how (and if) these pieces are being used and whether the market slump has affected adoption. Adriana discussed The Fabricant's collaboration with World of Women and how these two communities are seeking to make sure women feel represented and welcome in web3. Thanking our podcast sponsors: dYdX, the decentralized exchange, launched a Grants program with funding allocated to open-source builders, contributors and ecosystem integrations to help build its V4. Apply now! Oasis is the leading, scalable, and privacy-enabled, layer-1 blockchain, ideal for DeFi. Learn More and experience the benefits of the network. 1inch finds the best rates across multiple networks. Why use a single DEX when you can use them all? Find your best deal at 1inch. Tracer DAO's Perpetual Pools - Liquidation-free, long-term leveraged tokens allowing you to long or short anything - commodities, cryptocurrencies, equities; even NFTs.

FFT Podcast
Episode 92 "Return Of The Mack"

FFT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 52:21


Dex returns from Las Vegas and he has some stories for you all. He has so many we have to break the episode up into two parts. We hope you all enjoy part 1 subscribe to our YouTube channel as well.

Tech Path Podcast
630. SafeGram Interview | Crypto-to-Fiat Transfers & ATM

Tech Path Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 33:38


SafeGram, is a secure, efficient, and enables you to send 1:1 value of your blockchain holdings in fiat format to anywhere in the world. Their products include: Send Money Services, with it's Crypto to Fiat powered by SafeGram Tech, fully featured ATMs, powerful DEX with Self-Funding Pools, ILP Pools, yield earning & incentivized multipliers, and an interconnected multi-raise launchpad.Guest: Ivan Tomic - CEO & Co-Founder, SafeGram~This episode is sponsored by SafeGram~Get a Limited-Time 10% discount using our link! ➜ https://bit.ly/paul_safegramPROMO CODE: SGPBC220606NA1KFollow SafeGram at:Twitter ▸ https://twitter.com/SafegramWebsite ▸https://to.crwd.cr/SafegramTelegram ▸ https://t.me/SafeGram_Official_Chat#Crypto #Bitcoin #cryptocurrency ~SafeGram interview | Crypto-To-Fiat Transfers & ATM~⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺⎺Become a Diamond Circle Member FREE! ➜ https://bit.ly/PBDiamondCircleSubscribe on YouTube ✅ https://bit.ly/PBNYoutubeSubscribeFacebook

あたらしい経済ニュース(幻冬舎のブロックチェーン・仮想通貨ニュース)
【6/7話題】バイナンスBNBの有価証券性を調査か、大阪デジタルエクスチェンジが業務開始へなど(音声ニュース)

あたらしい経済ニュース(幻冬舎のブロックチェーン・仮想通貨ニュース)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 16:52


幻冬舎の暗号資産(仮想通貨)/ブロックチェーン専門メディア「あたらしい経済 https://www.neweconomy.jp/ 」がおくる、Podcast番組です。平日毎日最新ニュース解説をお届けします。 ○解説したニュース ・米SEC、バイナンスBNBの有価証券性を調査か=報道 ・大阪デジタルエクスチェンジ、私設取引システム業務開始へ ・アリババ・アントグループのデジタルバンク、シンガポールで事業開始へ ・香港証券先物委員会、NFTの投資リスクを警告 ・米コインベース、「BitDAO(BIT)」と「Coin98(C98)」上場へ ・バイナンスラボ、DEX「パンケーキスワップ」に出資 ・クリプトドットコム、ドバイで仮承認ライセンス取得 ・フルミネンセFC、チリーズ「Socios. com」でファントークン発行へ ○番組スポンサー この番組はFiNANCiEと Digital Entertainment Asset(DEA)の提供でお送ります。 ・株式会社フィナンシェ 「FiNANCiE(フィナンシェ)」は、スポーツチームやエンタメプロジェクト、DAOなどのトークンを購入して支援ができる新しいクラウドファンディング・サービス。サッカーJリーグ、野球、バスケ、などのプロスポーツチームをはじめ、映画やアイドル、インフルエンサーなど100以上のプロジェクトのトークンがフィナンシェで購入できます。さらにトークン購入者はプロジェクトに応じたキャンペーン参加やNFTなどの特典も。ぜひiOSやAndroidで「FiNANCiE」のスマホアプリを入れて、新たな応援体験を味わってください。「あなたの夢が、みんなの財産になる」FiNANCiE →App Store(対応OS:iOS 12.0以上)はこちら https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/financie/id1470196162 →Google Play(対応OS:Android 6.0以上)はこちら https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.financie.ichiba ・Digital Entertainment Asset(DEA) web3エンタメで「世界No.1」を目指すDEAが提供する、遊んで暗号資産「DEAPcoin(DEP)」が稼げるゲームプラットフォーム「PlayMining」では、職業をテーマにしたNFTカードバトルゲーム『JobTribes』をはじめ、今後多数のゲームがリリース予定です。NFTの事前購入の必要がなく、誰でも無料でプレイして、「DEAPcoin」がGETできます。さらに「PlayMining」内のマーケットプレイスで、ゲームで使えるNFTの取引も可能。ゲームで稼げる「DEAPcoin」は日本の暗号資産取引所「BITPOINT」で取り扱われているので、安心して「GameFi」を体験いただけます。遊んで稼げるだけでなく、世界の誰かを助けられる「web3ゲーム」の可能性、まだ遊んでない人は「PlayMining」へ! →「PlayMining」はこちら https://playmining.com/?rid=l7uMteaX →『JobTribes』はこちら https://jobtribes.playmining.com/?rid=sASstDe4 ○関連リンク ニュースの詳細や、アーカイブやその他の記事はこちらから www.neweconomy.jp/

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast
Brett Harrison - President, FTX.US Ep #67

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 40:23


Brett Harrison is the President of FTX US, a US-regulated cryptocurrency exchange. Prior to joining FTX US, Brett was Head of Semi-Systematic Technology at Citadel Securities, where he managed technology for the firm's Options, ETF, OTC, and ADR trading globally. He began and spent the majority of his career at Jane Street, where he led the firm's algorithmic trading system development. 00:34 - The role of FTX.US' president01:24 - About FTX02:55 - Nontraditional brand marketing08:05 -  Educating people about Crypto10:46 - Being at the forefront of regulation14:52 - Collaborating with other players in crypto19:03 - FTX's policy in exchange and crypto23:19 - FTX and NFTs26:44 - CeFi / DeFi exchange and Cross-chains31:36 - Building interconnectivity between centralized crypto exchanges34:59 - Market hours in crypto?36:33 - Process of evaluating a token38:44 - Things he is hopeful for DISCLAIMERThe information on this podcast is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only, without any express or implied warranty of any kind, including warranties of accuracy, completeness, or fitness for any particular purpose.The information contained in or provided from or through this podcast is not intended to be and does not constitute financial advice, investment advice, trading advice, or any other advice.The information on this podcast is general in nature and is not specific to you, the user or anyone else. You should not make any decision, financial, investment, trading or otherwise, based on any of the information presented on this podcast without undertaking independent due diligence and consultation with a professional broker or financial advisor. Austin (00:10):I'm Austin Federa. Welcome to the Solana podcast. Today, we have Brett Harrison joining us, who's the president of FTX.US. We got a bunch to talk about today, including the role of FTX in the markets, his sort of path there, and a bunch of what's been going on recently in crypto. So, Brett, thanks for joining us.Brett (00:27):Yeah. Thanks for having me on, Austin.Austin (00:29):I wanted to kick it off. What does the president of FTX.US actually do on a daily basis?Brett (00:34):Yeah, for sure. A good question. So yeah, I joined FTX.US exactly one year ago. Little bit of background first. So FTX is obviously the global cryptocurrency derivatives exchange. It's the second or third largest in the world. Around a year and a half ago, FTX.US, a separate company affiliated with FTX, was started for the purpose of creating a US regulated set of businesses to be able to do things like offer a spot cryptocurrency in the US, but also to satisfy some of our broader ambitions to enable other kinds of investment products for US customers such as US crypto derivatives, stocks, and things like that. My role is to sort of help run the ship over here, hire the team, and put people in the right offices, but also like do everything from think about regulatory strategy and policy to some actual software development in architecture and on some of our products. So it's sort of a little bit of everything.Austin (01:25):Yeah. It's kind of an interesting role. How big is the FTX.US operations at this point?Brett (01:30):We're around 80 people right now.Austin (01:33):That's pretty sizable for one year.Brett (01:35):Yeah, for us at least.Austin (01:36):Yes.Brett (01:37):For sure.Austin (01:38):You're at the top of a pretty interesting organization nowadays. When you joined, the pace of excitement and interest in crypto from a mainstream audience was far lower. The presence of FTX was far lower than it is now. There's many people who are familiar with crypto, who have been for both FTX for a very long time, as both the FTX international and FTX.US as two different entities that play an important role in pushing the concept of a centralized exchange further. Before you guys came on the scene, the role of a centralized exchange was maybe not quite as professionalized as it is now. There's sort of more of a lot of respect in the market for the speed that FTX is able to execute on and both sort of the pace of innovation that's come out of that.Austin (02:23):But at the same time, in the United States specifically, which is where we're talking about today, you guys have done a huge amount of what I would call very traditional marketing usually reserved for banks, and telecommunication companies, and these sort of like old Titans of industry in the United States. But this is a very new operation. Walk me through a little bit about that process of saying not only do we see a target opportunity here, but we're not going to take the path of most other companies, and run a ton of digital ads, and put up select billboards. But we're going to put our name on AAA, IP, and media.Brett (02:55):It's incredible to see where we are now compared to a year ago, two years ago, and FTX.US were fairly obscure in the United States. Not so much overseas where FTX had already really gained a name for itself as this leading cryptocurrency derivatives exchange. And it was really competing with the other top exchanges around the world that have been trading these derivatives products traditionally. But in the US, we had just started. We're up against 10 year incumbents in the space and very few people ever heard of FTX. And now we're on Super Bowl commercials. We are the subject of congressional hearings. It's like quite amazing to sort of see the way that we've sort of infiltrated the crypto ecosystem in the United States, in a way that's really established our presence as a brand that people trust, as one that feels innovative and fast moving.Brett (03:47):So I think just taking it back a bit. So we wanted to be able to get into the US market, and the US has one of the largest retail user bases in the world, maybe the largest retail user base in the world. So the number of people who are traditionally using their phone to trade stocks, for example, for themselves, is just much higher percentage in the United States than almost anywhere else. And so you have this broad class of people now getting interested in crypto, who want to be able to have access to that as a means of investment. But if you think about where crypto has been for the last decade, there's been a lot of ups and downs and noise. You have exchanges that lose customer funds, or they go down, or they get hacked, or they like suddenly become slow.Brett (04:31):And if people are going to invest in this still fairly risky, volatile, asset class, where there's a lot to learn for people, it's a very high learning curve. They're going to want some brand that they feel they're comfortable taking that leap, and putting their money in, and investing with. And so in the beginning, it was very difficult to acquire customers for us. And then Sam had this idea of, what's the largest thing that we could do, as fast as possible, and reach tens of millions of people. And it's not go out and buy Facebook ads. And the conventional wisdom here for us was, "Okay, when's the last time you saw an ad on Facebook for like Citibank or JP Morgan, and you are like a Bank of America customer? And then you said, you know what, I love this Facebook ad. It's time to move all my money from my checking account to this other one." I think it doesn't usually happen. I think it's a pretty high activation cost for doing something like that. It's not like giving some new website a try.Brett (05:28):Just plain and simply this is like a serious investment decision. And so we really needed to build that trust for people, and do it quickly, and in a way that really established ourselves as a unique player. And so the biggest thing someone could think of was, well, what if we put our name on a stadium. And it seemed crazy at the time, but then we did it and we put our name on the Miami Heat stadium, the FTX Arena. It was an amazing deal, the right place at the right time, because we got to also work with Miami Dade County on many of their anti-gun violence initiatives. So it was a really good fit. And short time after that, we did two other big deals. One was with Tom Brady and the other one was with the Major League Baseball.Brett (06:04):And for those, first of all, Tom Brady being this universally loved and respected individual for just his incredible talent and drive. And then for Major League Baseball for being this time modern institution. I think it, the signal to people was imagine what it took, what kind of due diligence was required for an institution like Major League Baseball to come trust FTX, crypto exchange no one's ever heard of. And let alone do anything in crypto. That's how I think we were able to sort of catapult ourselves into the US market very quickly was through this somewhat non-traditional way of doing this brand marketing. And since then, it's been amazing. I mean, we went from 10,000 customers at the beginning of 2021 to like 1.2 million customers at the end of 2021. So a huge growth in a very short period of time, on the eve of some of our new product offerings that we're launching. So pretty excited about the growth so far.Austin (06:56):What's very interesting for me on this, apart from just the growth of FTX.US in general, is this is against the grain for, I would say, the last 20 years of marketing. Which is that you really want to focus on identifying your core demographic, activating that core demographic, using them as voices and ambassadors. And this is the way that most crypto exchanges, and honestly, most cryptocurrencies have gone about growth as well. They've said let's put a bunch of resources into the very narrow domain things that are working, and then it will be an organic growth kind of coming out of that.Austin (07:32):And you normally see something like branding rights for an arena or a major partnership with MLB or some, or any sports team, something along those lines as being something that a company that isn't trying to educate customers, but is just looking for general awareness, goes through. Right? Staples Center, UBS, all the big banks have their names on these places. Not because they're trying to differentiate Bank of America's products versus Chase's products, but because they want general awareness. What was that process like to say, "Okay, we've got a stadium, but no one knows what crypto is still." What's that part two of that strategy?Brett (08:09):Yeah. I think we had to rewrite the playbook there. Because we don't yet know what the right demographic is for crypto, but also we don't want to pre-select a demographic. I mean, the whole spirit of crypto is to enable people to have access to investment opportunities, wealth creation, control over your personal finances in ways that have typically been difficult for many parts of the country. And if we just sort of start by saying, okay, well, who is the most obvious demographic to target for this? And let's just run Facebook ads that target them. I think it sort of misses the point. We're here to educate people, as you said, about not just the investment class, but also the promises of the technology itself. The fact that this will represent a new way of building internet based applications, in ways that allow people to share in the upside of those applications. It's going to enable for greater robustness and stability by using decentralized technology.Brett (09:11):I think these are all things that it's going to be difficult to teach people over time, but we have to start somewhere. And that starts with a general awareness. And it starts with trust, right? People have to understand that we are a very legitimate company. We are highly regulated, contrary to popular belief. We have, between FTX and FTX.US, we have something like a hundred different regulators. We have 50 different licenses. We need to be able to break through the noise and convey that to people. And that's why we started more on this general awareness. And now we're doing some of the other stuff. Like we're starting now to run some Google ads. We're starting to go for iOS App Store placements and traditional SEO. And we're doing that now that we have the product that we like and we're happy with where it is, although we're always trying to improve it. And we've built that general awareness and trust.Austin (09:58):Yeah. So, so you mentioned that you are both in a highly regulated industry and yourselves, highly regulated, by various regulators who look at the industry. FTX has, over the last year, put itself at the forefront of regulation in crypto in the US. You and Chainalysis are right up there together, testifying in front of Congress, and also putting out this FTX policy proposal that came out, was that six months ago or so, as well. What was the decision making process like internally to say, this is something that not only do we want to engage with, but to actually make a decision to be a face of. There are many exchanges that operate in the US. None of them have necessarily taken that as the mantle, as proactively, we are going to put ourself in this position. I'm sure that was both risky, and you saw a lot of opportunity in that process.Brett (10:50):Yeah, absolutely. So there's the part that's specific to FTX and the part that's general. Starting with the part that's specific, we would like to be able to offer an array of different products and services in the US. Some of those has to do with spot cryptocurrencies. Regulation in the US for spot cryptocurrencies are not well defined. And that is because of the two market regulators that exist in the US, and the US is one of the few countries in the world that actually has two separate market regulators not one, the SEC and the CFTC, the lines of jurisdiction over digital spot assets are not very well drawn. That's not true for traditional securities like Apple and Tesla and US government bonds, which is regulated by the SEC. And it's not true for the CFTC, which regulates commodity futures, and other sort of broad based index futures, and sometimes security futures as well in conjunction with the SEC. But for actual things like Bitcoin to USD spot markets, it's not clear.Brett (11:47):And what we want to do is help shape that regulation, such that we can safely innovate and offer products that also protect consumers. And in terms of how we influence regulation, do so in a way that doesn't push all of the intellectual property and all that innovation overseas. I mean, you guys know this too, that so much of the intellectual property, the founders, the CEOs, the developers come from the United States. And then ultimately move themselves to somewhere outside the United States because they don't feel like they have a safe place to be able to build their business and to be an entrepreneur. We really want to help that. So I think that kind of actually combines both sort of specific and general of what I wanted to say.Brett (12:26):Which is that on the specific front, we want to be able to offer all the spot tokens that we think are appropriate. We want to be able to list CFTC regulated margin derivative products in the US for US customers. We want to maybe eventually do more innovative, ambitious things like create tokenized stocks or tokenized treasuries. But then, at the same time, we want to make sure the playing field is great for all crypto participants in the US. And they really want to stay here and work here and build here, because we just think that's going to be good for the country. Now what's been interesting for us in this journey of being this sort of public face of regulation and policy, is that what we found is the most effective thing that we can do as a company is just showing up in person. You'd be surprised how many companies, and this is not just crypto, send these large teams of lobbyists and lawyers to Washington hoping to sort of engage in policy discussions.Brett (13:17):And I'm not in the room for those, but I imagine some of those come off as disingenuous. Or there are cases where you can't really get in the weeds of a conversation because the right stakeholders aren't in the room. The fact that Sam and Zach and Ryan and Mark and I just sort of like go to Washington, and email the Fed or the Treasury or members of the House or the Senate or the executive branch, and just show up and talk to them. And say like, "We don't have an agenda. We're just here to answer questions. We know we're in the education phase." Same thing with regulators. We talk with the CFTC, SEC, FINRA. It is just great to show up in person and show that we are open honest people who really want to engage in dialogue. It's been so useful for everyone involved. And I think that's really helped shift the narrative of crypto being like anti-regulatory or anti-government in some way. And that's been really helpful.Austin (14:09):Do you see this as something that you're primarily, obviously there's a lot of upside for FTX in getting greater clarity around regulations and having a legal framework that it can operate in with more definition around it. At the same time you look across at other industries, the credit card industry, the banking industry, agriculture, et cetera. They have very well defined and powerful industry groups at this point. And you often see like a lot of the big banks in the US moving in lockstep with one another. How closely does FTX work with other large exchanges in the United States or other people in the crypto space? And if that's not really as mature as it is in other industries, why do you think that is right now?Brett (14:54):Yeah. Great question. We do to some extent. We do more now than we did before. It's almost certainly not enough. And partly it's because this industry is very new, and it's not super well defined exactly what we need, and there's differing opinions of how we get there. I also think that crypto has done itself a bit of a disservice in the past by being somewhat hostile to regulatory involvement. And you see this a lot on Twitter. And I think it's not super productive. We want to be able to create a market environment that allows for all participants to participate in a way that it safeguards them. And to just completely throw away a hundred years of regulatory development to think that we can just sort of do the whole thing better from scratch, with no protections, is almost certainly not right.Brett (15:44):At the same time, I'm very sympathetic to the idea that you could, through the act of regulatory requirements, end up excluding individuals for not good reasons. For example, there's a lot of people who criticize KYC by saying there might be disenfranchised people who don't have good drivers licenses. And so therefore they can't KYC with an exchange. And so you're actually excluding a certain segment of the population by doing so. And I think we are receptive to those arguments. And so we would like to be able to push the envelope forward with crypto and allow the greatest number of people to participate without prejudice. But we have to engage collaboratively and cooperatively with regulators to do so.Brett (16:27):And so we are now starting to talk a lot more with the other competitors in the space about what are our shared goals for regulation? What do we think about who should be regulating us? What do we think policies would look like in the areas of spot tokens, of stable coins, of listing procedures, of licensing for exchanges. And I think that we're making progress there. Because the thing we've heard all the time in Washington is, okay this proposal of yours sounds great, but it can't be just the FTX proposal. Washington's not in the business of picking winners and losers in industry. We want to see you guys come together as an industry. And so that's, it's going to be critical for us going forward. And it's not just the exchanges. I mean, it's the protocol tokens, it's the stable coin providers, the infrastructure providers, miners. Sort of all across the board, I think we just need to come together more as an industry.Austin (17:19):Yeah. It's one of those things where you look at the Web 2.0 industry, and I think it's probably pretty obvious that they say at this point that their unwillingness to come together around issues of establishing common frameworks for content moderation, common frameworks for when a user should be banned from a platform, those sorts of things have really opened them up to a lot of attacks from Washington about... You see these hearings in the Senate all the time when they're talking one company, why your policy different from another company? And then there's a void there, where the regulators and Congress aren't really sure how to write a law, but they have a lot of ideas about what could be changed. Given the decentralized nature of crypto, there's one level where it's like, there are these centralized companies like FTX, like Coinbase, like Kraken, like Chainalysis that are on one side of things.Austin (18:10):But then there's organizations like Solana Labs or the Solana Foundation, which have a very different role and place in the market. And don't always necessarily have the same incentive alignment in those sort of areas. One of the beautiful things about FTX is, or any exchange, is that it's a entity which makes money on the aggregate state of cryptocurrency. And so the specific whims of one network is not necessarily of huge concern to it. For example, the shutting out of a certain type of user, based on a KYC requirement, is much less of a burden in the United States or for something like an exchange, then it might be for... Like if you have to KYC every user, that's not a problem. If Audius has to KYC every user, that actually puts them at a significant disadvantage compared to a competitor like a Spotify. How do you think about both the role of the policy work FTX does within the exchange industry and the wider crypto industry in general?Brett (19:07):It's interesting to think about where we need to head as an industry together. I think a lot about the role of CeFi and DeFi and how they interplay. I think there's a lot of people online who sort of draw this very bright line between them. And it's like, if you're on the left side, you're a centralized player and you are completely antithetical to the whole point of crypto. And if you're on the right side, you're part of the golden club and true decentralization means there can never be anyone who touches anything involving like regulation or identification or safeguards and things like this. And I think, again, these are the kinds of counterproductive discussions I was talking about earlier. I think that we need each other to grow.Brett (19:47):The more DeFi grows, the more equitable access to financial markets will continue to grow around the world. And the more the need for centralized regulated players, like FTX, who kind of bridge the gap between the traditional financial system and DeFi, will play that role as well. As far as regulation goes, you're right. It's not clear where you go with a project like Audius. And you like it to be such that it's the same as Spotify, but then you get into these tricky issues of like, well, what is the Audius token? And how does that interplay with who can actually buy and sell that token and interact with the system in some way? You have more ambitious projects, on the topic of music, like can we create tokens for songs where people can receive token distributions for the number of plays that occur? And does that make it sort of like a dividend and a securities offering? Well, I don't know. And this sort of is very difficult to understand.Brett (20:39):But there are two strategies when it comes to regulation for a company like Audius. And so one strategy is to sort of move as fast as possible and try to always stay like a step ahead of regulation. And eventually, maybe the feeling and the ecosystem around DeFi regulation catches up to an Audius and everything is okay. It allows us to do what it does, and it was worth the risk because they got to innovate very quickly and become a profitable business. But that comes with its risks, that maybe regulation catches up to it in a bad way, and says, "You shouldn't have been doing this all along. And please give me all your profits back from the last couple years."Brett (21:16):There's another way, which is sort to walk in the front door, and be sort of transparent and obvious about what you're trying to do, and to try to operate within the regulatory envelope of some jurisdiction, and try to get this properly vetted and allowed to occur. And that has the benefit of sort of establishing clear rules and allowing for other companies to tread similar paths. On the other hand that could slow you down. And if you have one of these competitors, that's going to run as fast as possible, you might lose to them, even though you're doing the right thing.Brett (21:46):So there's not really a right answer here. And this is sort of a tricky space for DeFi. I will say in either case, I do think it's worth it for these DeFi projects for Solana Labs, for the founders and companies involved, and this kind of entrepreneurship, people in the United States should really start going to Washington more and just explaining what this stuff is. I mean, people kind of get what Bitcoin is, but people do not understand what Solana is and why it's different. And that should change. People should understand what Solana is, what all these other layer 1s are, these layer 2s are. What these different token projects are. Why they're interesting. Why they're useful. Why they represent a departure from Web 2.0. Why that's important. Why that needs to be fostered and why that needs to be grown. I think that would be something that we could continue to work together on, as industry participants, is the education piece.Austin (22:33):So changing topics a little, we've seen FTX.US try and enter a few different, I would say different markets than are necessarily like the original core. So one of those was the NFT marketplace. I think there's been it probably mixed success in that. One of the things that I found fascinating is how different NFT culture is from crypto culture. Obviously it's a subset, but a lot of the applications and the platforms that have been very strong from a crypto trading perspective, in terms of fungible digital assets have not had much success in the non fungible space. And the non fungible marketplaces have either had no interest or no success in moving into the fungible asset space. Talk a little bit about some of the learnings that you guys had in that process and how that's informing the decisions of where FTX expands into in the future.Brett (23:25):Yeah, it's fascinating. So I personally worked on the NFT marketplace a lot for us. And when we entered this space, we thought there's not enough competition for Solana NFT marketplaces. There was really only one at the time. And we thought, this is definitely an area that's ripe for disruption. We were not wrong. But at the same time we did it, six other players did it. And they were able to move a lot faster for a number of reasons. First of all, they were able to really focus all of their energy on the user experience, which was super important. The second is that they were just sort of deeply in that culture and they were able to create, continue creating that NFT culture, in a way that like you have to spend 150% of your time on that to be able to actually really keep up with it and get what's going on.Brett (24:11):And the third was the decentralized nature of it. Whereas most of the trading in fungible assets is occurring on centralized exchanges in a custodial fashion. Just about all the NFTs are trading in a non-custodial fashion. Hook up MetaMask to OpenSea, you list your asset, you're done. And so I think we were disadvantaged by trying to, although I don't regret it at all, walk the sort of regulatory path of requiring people to custodian their NFTs with FTX in order to list them. And then we do proper KYC, and we make sure you're not like transferring an NFT from North Korea or something. So this is what we chose to do. And I think we ultimately lost out a little bit on that, but we're still very happy to have done it for a number of reasons.Brett (24:59):So first is that NFTs have been an important part of our various partnerships, like getting to do this really cool NFT drop with Coachella or for Formula 1. And having that as a platform has been very beneficial to us, even if we're not competing on Bored Ape Yacht Club. The second is that we have this longer term vision that majority of NFTs will not be in these like art or PFP collections. It will be in things like games. And to do that, you have to really build a platform and your average Tier One AAA game studio is not going to partner with a non-custodial solution. If they think it's going to hurt their regulatory standing at all. And so we're kind of building things out from the B2B platform side. With a hope that's actually going to be where this technology actually takes us. And so it's been definitely a learning experience for us and humbling in a lot of ways.Austin (25:53):So let's kind of talk about that a little bit. In a future where US regulations relax, and that there's a framework that allows for a little bit more flexibility and a little more certainty throughout it. We've seen over the last few months a rise in cross-chain DEX swaps. Whether that's enabled through something like Wormhole or whether it's these organizations that are sort of rolling a bit of their own solution. How do you see the competitive world, between what a centralized exchange offers and what a decentralized exchange, can offer evolving over time? I think in the early days of decentralized exchanges, a lot of people were like, oh, these are totally going to kill centralized exchanges. And we obviously have not seen that to be the case. But for a long time, the moat was described as being like, well, I can't swap my SOL into Eth on anything other than a centralized exchange, but we're seeing that change. So I'm sure this is a strategy that you've mapped out internally. What does that look like for you guys?Brett (26:50):I think you probably give us a little bit too much credit. I'm not sure we've like completely mapped out the strategy. I mean, between FTX, FTX.US, FTX Ventures, I think we have various either monetary or intellectual capital investments in a bunch of these spaces. Like FTX Ventures invests in a lot of DeFi and different bridging solutions. FTX itself is benefits and more people trading on our centralized exchange. And so we want to kind of to be able to benefit from the growth of both. I mean, again, we sort of see that, no matter what, FTX is going to be one of the major places to link up with traditional financial system. Like if you want to get Mexican Peso onto a blockchain, you're going to have to do this going through someone who can actually hook up to a Mexican bank.Brett (27:37):It's just going to be required.Austin (27:39):Yeah.Brett (27:39):But in terms of like you want to swap Eth for SOL then, yeah, I think there's going to be a couple different ways to do that. And I can sort of see the benefits and drawbacks of each one. One thing I think is sort of obvious, and I think people understand it but they don't talk about it enough, is the fact that DeFi still has a long way to go. Primarily because the entirety of the code is sort of laid bare for all to see at all times. Usually if you have a financial application and it has a bug, you're sort of protected by the network. And by network, I don't mean network of people who use it, I mean like the actual switches and routers that prevent certain kinds of traffic from getting in. And you have your moat around your application. And if there's a bug, you patch it and you're done.Brett (28:23):With DeFi, if there's the slightest bug, your whole smart contract gets exploited, and the funds are drained, and you're sort of back at square one. And again, I think that the discourse around Defi or CeFi as being kind of incompatible, has probably done DeFi a disservice in terms of its growth. Where probably some slight hybrid approach of building out smart contracts, iterating on them for like a long time, but doing so in a way that's sort of safe and secure, and doesn't mean that the first side of a bug means you are going to be drained, until it gets to the point where it's highly stable. And then you start to relax some of the centralized aspects. You follow the goal of making it completely decentralized, completely open, no intermediaries, and kind of get there over time. But I think the people who do that now would be criticized as being like too centralized. Everyone thinks everyone else is too centralized.Brett (29:17):So I think we have a lot that we can do together is what I'm trying to say. Whether it's us helping with KYC, or it's providing sort of the regulated entry points into DeFi. Whether it's helping create sort of these hybrid solutions between DeFi and CeFi, that will, I think, help DeFi grow over time. So we're trying to foster that innovation in a bunch of different ways.Austin (29:38):I would also say that if we are in a place where CeFi versus DeFi is a zero sum game, we've all astronomically succeeded as an industry.Brett (29:47):Right.Austin (29:48):That's still probably a five to 10 year away, before there are no new users left to onboard and instead a battle for who actually has those users' attention.Brett (29:57):Even CeFi versus CeFi is not a zero sum game.Austin (30:00):Yes.Brett (30:00):At all.Austin (30:01):That's true.Brett (30:02):There's a story that when ICE listed certain versions of energy contracts, that were being traded on the CME, the day they did that, CME volume went through the roof and the largest trading volume times per day were the times where the two overlapped with each other. And this is obviously because arbitrageurs came into the space and were interested and started trading the two off of each other. I think we cannot just have one centralized exchange. We need a bunch. And we will grow the pie together. And so, yeah, we're very, very far away from a zero sum nature of crypto, which is why I like crypto so much.Austin (30:39):So actually to that extent, I think there's a built in assumption there, which is that we need multiple centralized exchanges. And that is a, I think, a very valid assumption, but in some ways that comes from a world that predates computerized global interoperable connectivity. And that the idea that arbitrage opportunities should exist between comparable, centralized financial exchanges feels a little outdated, honestly. That the thesis of Solana as one global state machine to settle all of the world's trades and information, that's a very compelling, decentralized narrative story, but you can also see the exact same thing where you would have interoperable order books between something like FTX and Coinbase. Is that anything that, are there conversations anywhere about building some of those interconnectivities that you see in the traditional equities world still, within like centralized crypto exchanges? Because there is no NYSE for centralized crypto exchanges yet.Brett (31:42):I have actually the complete opposite take to what you're describing here, which is US equity markets have to abide by this rule called reg, or regulation, NMS, or National Market System, where you have to fill a customer quote at the best price seen on any exchange, any one of the lit exchanges, of which they're like 15 now. So that means like, let's say you want to go send an order to NASDAQ and NASDAQ thinks that they are one penny behind the price on BATS. Well then NYSE either has to reject your order or route your order to bats and get filled. There's a big problem with this. Actually, there are multiple big problems with this, in my opinion.Brett (32:24):One is that light is not infinitely fast. And so what is the kind of prevailing quote is going to depend on where you are. Because of those 15 exchanges, some of them are in Secaucus, New Jersey. Some of them are in Carteret, New Jersey. Some of them are in Mahwah, New Jersey. Some of them are in Chicago, Illinois. And so there's no one place where you can have the absolute truth of what the best quote is. And even above that, the second big problem here is you have to pay a lot of money just to get the market data required to make that determination. And then third, if you're going to do that, some HFT with slightly faster hardware and market data is going to detect that routing and probably beat you there. And they're going to profit off that opportunity.Brett (33:10):While I think that NMS was well intentioned at the time that it was created, which was somewhat before the real advent of electronic markets, now that we have electronic markets, I actually think that NMS has added a lot of complication, and fixed cost, and deadweight loss to the system of equities, and made things like very difficult to sort of spin up as a new exchange. Compared to, in crypto where there was never like an NMS routing between exchanges, but there doesn't really need to be because there's someone whose job it is to arbitrage between the exchanges and keep them in line. And they're paid naturally for the job of doing that. And so the market forces keep the exchanges in line and that works extremely well, and makes crypto very low cost and low barrier to entry for new participants.Brett (33:56):You don't have to hook up to every single exchange. You don't need to send your market data to some central thing, which has to display the quotes everywhere. And you can't accept orders, if it doesn't look like it's on the top of the book of that far away aggregator. It means that exchanges can exist sort of more globally instead of all being centralized mostly in New Jersey or something like that.Austin (34:14):Yeah.Brett (34:14):So there's been so many benefits to that. And then the other thing I want to say about this is, look, there's never going to be just one of anything. The only real way to kind of get rid of an arbitrage opportunity is to only have literally one order book. And even on Solana, you have different order books for SOL, USDC. And some of them might be kind of built off of similar primitives, but there's still going to end up being kind of arbitrage things between this swapping tool and this DEX order book and this centralized exchange, it's always going to exist.And so I think we should just thank the arbitrageurs for their service and just be happy with the fact that we can have multiple marketplaces. I think that's the ultimately right thing for competition.Austin (35:00):Do you think crypto needs market hours?Brett (35:02):No.Austin (35:03):We'll never get them, but I'm curious if you think it would help or hurt the industry?Brett (35:06):No, I don't. One thing I've kicked around in my head at some points is, something like whether one time per day, there should be an auction. Basically like a five second freeze or something, where people can submit bids and offers. And there's like a single kind of auction type clearing event that establishes an official mark for the day in that crypto. And there's a lot of different market structure theory between whether an auction type mechanism or a continuous trading mechanism is ultimately better and fair for our participants. And there's just lots of research in both directions. But that could be interesting to me to have some sort of discontinuous event, maybe once per day. It would help for things like ETFs that want to sort of mark their basket to sort of a day over day performance and they need sort of an official closing mark, and it would be nice to have sort of a single auction event for that. But I don't feel strongly about that at all. And in general, I think that 24/7 markets are the way that every other market has to go.Austin (36:05):Yeah. I agree with you on that. So I put out a call on Twitter that was like, oh, what are people most interested in learning about from FTX, apart from a rundown of all of your cats, which we don't have time for today. One of the ones is what is the process of evaluating the listing of a token looks like. Obviously replies are full of people shilling their specific coin. But there are also some real genuine questions in there about like, you see Coinbase having taken a very, very sharp turn in what the criteria they use for listing a token is over the course of the last 12 months. How do you and FTX.US think about that?Brett (36:40):So we have taken the position, as a company, that we would like to be very conservative on token listings in the US. And that is because a lot of the issues we talked about earlier in the podcast about the regulatory uncertainty around what US based crypto companies are allowed and not allowed to list. And I think there might become a point at which listing criteria becomes clearly well defined by regulators, at which point we will basically take as much risk as it allowed to us. But for now we think about what is our comparative advantage as a company? Is it to list the long tail of 500 tokens? Or is it some of these other things that we're doing that maybe some of our competitors are not going to be able to do in the short term? So the biggest one for us is listing Bitcoin and Ether futures for US customers.Brett (37:32):And we think that has such a greater potential to improve the health of the market. Give people opportunities for hedging risk, and being able to get capital efficient exposure, and to be able to trade the spot versus the future and capture the basis. This is much more important to us than listing that 200th asset on CoinMarketCap. And we're concerned that some of our actions in the latter might jeopardize our success in the former.Austin (38:00):Interesting.Brett (38:00):So we're just sort of, we have different risk profiles in the different aspects of what we want to do. And that's part of the decision there as well. We're also moving very much into some non crypto things. Like we're a student launching a stocks trading platform that's going to be vanilla US stocks through a broker dealer, all trading through like an exchange that's not ours. So we have just sort of different ways of thinking about diversifying our product set. And for now, I think as long as the regulatory environment remains this unclear, we're going to stay on the conservative side of that.Austin (38:33):One kind of last question before we wrap up here. With the amount of market volatility we have seen in the last few weeks here, the sort of precipitous drop in the first half of May, what are you excited for and hopeful for about the future of this industry in the United States?Brett (38:52):Yeah, it's natural for these times of great volatility and certain assets dropping a lot in value, for people to sort of turn inward and maybe lose sight of the broader mission. And we have to remember that we are building a generational opportunity for technology and for wealth creation. And many have already benefited from this, but we have much more to go on all the promises that we have. I mean, just think about how one of the main things people have talked about for crypto is creating this kind of global payments network for people to sort of cheaply or freely send money for remittances and things like this. I think we have yet to really fulfill that promise. So regardless of where asset prices go, we have to, as everyone says, keep building.Brett (39:39):And we're just excited for people to continue to push forward and continue to sort of responsibly innovate, and hopefully show people in the United States, especially policy makers, that even though assets can be volatile... I mean, equities have lost more money in value in the last month than crypto has, and people sort of forget that sometimes. But in spite of downward cycles in markets, there's a real intrinsic value to what we're all doing here. It's not just pure speculation. And we need to do everything we can to keep that going, and keep building, and keep investing.Austin (40:13):Well, Brett, thank you so much for joining us today on the Solana podcast.Brett (40:17):Yeah. Thanks for having me on.

Steal the Stars
3: Splendid Speckled Mosscap, an Object, and an animal

Steal the Stars

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 45:38


Dex is shocked by the sudden arrival of a robot. With plans of a solo trip changed, the unlikely pair come to an agreement and begin a journey into the wilderness. A Psalm for the Wild-Built https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250236210/apsalmforthewildbuilt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers
From Computer People to Politicians: Psychology in IT w/ Oriana Ott (Nexthink)

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 17:56


One of the first technologies we worked with was fire. From there it exploded into a multitude of different ways to integrate and make our lives easier.   The future of technology is just as complex as our evolution from fire to modern day computers. And it's rooted in psychology.  In today's episode, we chat with our very own Oriana Ott, Senior UX Researcher at Nexthink, about the intersection between psychology and tech and how they're bridged by data.   We discuss: Why IT has shifted from strictly computer-facing to incorporating more human factors What qualitative and quantitative data shows the importance IT specialists and human interactions  How psychology and technology will continue to grow together  For more amazing DEX content, including podcasts, articles and exclusive research, head over to the DEX Hub (dex.nexthink.com) To hear more interviews like this one, subscribe to the Digital Employee Experience Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your preferred podcast platform.  Listening on a desktop & can't see the links? Just search for Digital Employee Experience in your favorite podcast player.

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho
La Tercera Hora 05x40 - Episodio exclusivo para mecenas

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 51:49


Agradece a este podcast tantas horas de entretenimiento y disfruta de episodios exclusivos como éste. ¡Apóyale en iVoox! La Tercera Hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega:La tercera hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega: EL IDIOMA DE LOS CHIMPANCES EL FANTASMA EN LA MAQUINA EXTRAÑAS MUERTES DE OLIGARCAS RUSOS LA NASA SE SUMA A LA INVESTIGACIÓN OVNI ALIENÍNEGAS HOSTILES Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

Healthcare Digital Marketing Podcast
Ep. 44: How to Rank a Dental Practice in Google w/ Chris Pistorius (KickStart Dental Marketing)

Healthcare Digital Marketing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 31:31


Chris Pistorius is the founder of KickStart Dental Marketing. While Chris specializes in dental marketing, other medical professionals, marketers, entrepreneurs, and businesses can learn from his digital marketing experience of over 15 years. Chris has worked with countless local business owners in all industries across multiple facets of marketing, consulting, and coaching. Chris has been able to build his local digital marketing agency into one of the top marketing agencies in the country, as listed on UpCity, SEO For Growth, DesignRush, Expertise & AgencyVista. He shares his expertise by giving marketing seminars across the country and hosting a weekly marketing podcast. Before starting his marketing agency in 2009, Chris worked for online marketing giants AOL, Time Warner, Dex & MapQuest. He holds several online marketing certifications and is trained by Google on how businesses can get the most out of their marketing efforts. He's also the author of “The Ultimate Guide to Internet Marketing for Dentists.” In this episode, we chat with Chris how to rank dental practices in Google, the importance of online reviews for Google rankings, how to accurately track marketing and SEO effectiveness, and much more. KickStart Dental Marketing: https://kickstartdental.com/ The Ultimate Guide to Internet Marketing for Dentists: https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Guide-Internet-Marketing-Dentists/dp/150272040X Med Rank Interactive: https://medrankinteractive.com/ #healthcaredigitalmarketingpodcast #lamarhull #chrispistorius #medrankinteractive #kickstartdentalmarketing #seo2022 #dentalmarketing #googlerankings

Steal the Stars
02: The Best Tea Monk in Panga

Steal the Stars

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 47:45


After two years, Dex is no longer the same amateur tea monk we were introduced to. But despite their success, something still feels unsatisfied. As Dex continues to help others feel better, they wonder why they do not feel the same. A Psalm for the Wild-Built https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250236210/apsalmforthewildbuilt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho
La Tercera Hora 05x39 - Episodio exclusivo para mecenas

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 52:10


Agradece a este podcast tantas horas de entretenimiento y disfruta de episodios exclusivos como éste. ¡Apóyale en iVoox! La Tercera Hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega:La tercera hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega: ENVEJECIMIENTO Y COVID. EXTRACCION DE ÓRGANOS EN CHINA. CONSPIRACIONES DE LA VIRUELA DEL MONO. ¿Y DESPUÉS DE PUTIN? EL CONSULTOR PARANORMAL. Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

The Dex Legacy
Episode 6 "Valuable Assets Part One"

The Dex Legacy

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 27:40


Nathaniel returns from the International Confederation of World Leaders with groundbreaking news for Dex Island. Isra and Ren get into a fight and Osa reveals her latest invention. All eyes turn towards the Blood Road.In Valuable Assets Part One you can hear  Kelsey Griffin as Isra Charlie Richards as RenKam Elliott as VarianWarren Graham as TristanAnnika Kordes as OsaLewie Watson as DevekEmily Inkpen as AutoChris Gregory as NathanielWith other voices by members of the castThe Dex Legacy is written by Emily Inkpen The original score is by Allen Stroud.  Production, sound design and editing are by Chris Gregory for Alternative Stories You can find out more by about us by visiting our website at https://www.thedexlegacy.com/ You can follow us on twitter where we post as https://twitter.com/thedexlegacyAnd Instagram where you'll find us at https://www.instagram.com/thedexlegacyOur Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/thedexlegacySupport The Dex Legacy on Ko-Fi here https://ko-fi.com/thedexlegacyaudiodramaWatch out for merchandise, events and other goodies associated with the show, all available to buy via our Ko-Fi page.Support the show

Danielle Newnham Podcast
Dex Hunter-Torricke: Every Tech Leader's Secret Weapon

Danielle Newnham Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 51:33


Today's special guest is Dex Hunter-Torricke, a speechwriter and Communications leader who has had the unique experience of working closely with top tech leaders including Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt.After starting his career at the UN, where Dex worked with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Dex moved to Google before heading to Facebook where he led executive communications and served as Mark Zuckerberg's personal speechwriter. He then went to SpaceX where he worked with Elon and the senior management team as Head of Communications there.Dex is currently Head of Communications at the Oversight Board, an independent body that was created to help Facebook and Instagram make the most informed decisions when it comes to content permissions – essentially, what posts to leave up, which to take down and why. In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss Dex's upbringing as the son of a Burmese refugee, what tech companies get right and wrong about storytelling, and the importance of independent bodies like Oversight when it comes to content moderation in our digital age.Enjoy!Dex on Twitter / Instagram / Oversight BoardDanielle Twitter / Instagram / Newsletter

The Defiant
Yoni Assia on the Rise of Active Trading in a Blockchain-Based World and Building a 27M-User App

The Defiant

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 50:02


Yoni Assia is the founder and CEO of eToro, one of the most successful crypto and stock buying apps with over 27 million users in more than 100 countries. Originally founded in 2007, it was one of the pioneering companies to incorporate crypto as early as 2013. Yoni speaks about what led to being so early and where the idea for Etoro stemmed from. He also dives into the importance of the user experience in creating a mainstream crypto trading app, and how including a social aspect to the product early on helped in accelerating growth. We talked about the next phase for eToro and the role NFTs and DeFi will play in the platform, as he looks to integrate both. Yoni is convinced finance will become increasingly digital, and believes eToro's role is to help investors diversify their holdings. He sees a change in investment attitudes as the younger generation is interested in taking a more active role with their assets, and trading is becoming a more social experience. Finally, we talk about some of the lessons he has learned about entrepreneurship and taking big risks. Thanking our podcast sponsors: dYdX, the decentralized exchange, launched a Grants program with funding allocated to open-source builders, contributors and ecosystem integrations to help build its V4. Apply now! Oasis is the leading, scalable, and privacy-enabled, layer-1 blockchain, ideal for DeFi. Learn More and experience the benefits of the network. 1inch finds the best rates across multiple networks. Why use a single DEX when you can use them all? Find your best deal at 1inch. Tracer DAO's Perpetual Pools - Liquidation-free, long-term leveraged tokens allowing you to long or short anything - commodities, cryptocurrencies, equities; even NFTs.

Steal the Stars
01: A Change in Vocation

Steal the Stars

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 39:11


For anybody who could use a break...  It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and wandered into the wilderness, never to be seen again. Tired of the city, Dex decides to make a big change in their life. Starting new, however, is just the beginning, and the journey is not an easy one. A Psalm for the Wild-Built https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250236210/apsalmforthewildbuilt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers
Changing the Narrative of Greenwashing

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 24:37


There are different moments in our lives that change the course of what we thought was going to be. From small acts like trying new foods and clothes to taking massive leaps.  Our guest on today's show found this ideology shift on a beach in Morocco which led her to create a company bent on saving the planet.  In today's episode, we chat with Lubomila Jordanova, CEO & Co-Founder Plan A & Co-Founder Greentech Alliance, about her journey in sustainability and how technology can be used to bring us together for a greener future.  We discuss: The balance of activism and “talk” in sustainability The financial cost of climate change for businesses Harnesses technology to counteract environmental damage For more amazing DEX content, including podcasts, articles and exclusive research, head over to the DEX Hub (dex.nexthink.com) To hear more interviews like this one, subscribe to the Digital Employee Experience Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your preferred podcast platform. Listening on a desktop & can't see the links? Just search for Digital Employee Experience in your favorite podcast player.

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho
La Tercera Hora 05x38 - Episodio exclusivo para mecenas

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 51:52


Agradece a este podcast tantas horas de entretenimiento y disfruta de episodios exclusivos como éste. ¡Apóyale en iVoox! La Tercera Hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega:La tercera hora es el agradecimiento de DEX a quienes apoyan este podcast; un contenido semanal en el que hay noticias, curiosidades, reflexiones y muchas cosas más. En esta entrega: LA AMENAZA EMP. EL ROSA MÁGICO. EL COVID CERO. OVNIS EN EL CONGRESO DE EEUU. PARIS FALSO. Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho
TERTULIA DEx: EL MUNDO DEL MISTERIO

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 60:42


Primera tertulia DEX celebrada en el marco del festival ESTACIÓN PODCAST en la que Santiago Camacho conversa con un grupo de buenos amigos (Juan Jesús Vallejo, Fran Contreras y Perra de Satán) sobre sus vivencias en el mundo del misterio. Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

Green Ops Podcast
Dex's Last Tactical Games?

Green Ops Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 23:45


One of the 5 pillars of performance that Green Ops preaches to every student is competition. (Episode 16 talk exclusively about competition) The entire Green Ops crew competes regularly in many different shooting competitions.  Dex went out and competed in, what he said was his last Tactical Games event.  We discuss his performance, his gear that he used for the event and use peer pressure to try to get him to sign up for another one.  Check out our sponsors;F3 tacticalhttps://f3tactical.com Sons of Liberty Gun Workshttps://sonsoflibertygw.comSpotter Uphttps://spotterup.comBlue Force Gearhttps://blueforcegear.comCome train with us at Green Ops. https://www.green-ops.com Follow us on Instagram:Green Ops - greenopsincLuke - Wreck_it_LukeDex - redleg_dexBrian - Shooter_Mcchristian_75Intro/Outro Music:WTF? by tubebackr https://soundcloud.com/tubebackrCreative Commons — Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported — CC BY-ND 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/3Pc4uRRMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/DR6qEIEkb6Y

The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy
380: Brothers From Another Mother

The 602 Club: A Geekery Speakeasy

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 59:05


Star Wars: Brotherhood. Begun, the Clone Wars have, they begin to rage across the galaxy affecting even neutral worlds as Cato Neimoidia suffers a terrifying terrorist attack on its capital city and first evidence points to the Republic being involved. In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by William Devereux to talk about Mike Chen's first full-length Star Wars novel, Brotherhood. We discuss the timeframe, the marriage, Dex, Anakin, what happened, Asajj, Ruug, Obi-Wan and our ratings. Chapters The Timeframe (00:02:35) The Marriage (00:06:32) Dex (00:13:39) Anakin (00:15:33) What Happened (00:26:20) Asajj (00:34:29) Ruug (00:39:11) Obi-Wan (00:43:55) Ratings (00:49:41) Host Matthew Rushing Guest William Devereux Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Social Twitter: @The602Club Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Star Wars: A 602 Club Podcast Collection
Star Wars: Brotherhood

Star Wars: A 602 Club Podcast Collection

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 59:05


Star Wars: Brotherhood. Begun, the Clone Wars have, they begin to rage across the galaxy affecting even neutral worlds as Cato Neimoidia suffers a terrifying terrorist attack on its capital city and first evidence points to the Republic being involved. In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by William Devereux to talk about Mike Chen's first full-length Star Wars novel, Brotherhood. We discuss the timeframe, the marriage, Dex, Anakin, what happened, Asajj, Ruug, Obi-Wan and our ratings. Chapters The Timeframe (00:02:35) The Marriage (00:06:32) Dex (00:13:39) Anakin (00:15:33) What Happened (00:26:20) Asajj (00:34:29) Ruug (00:39:11) Obi-Wan (00:43:55) Ratings (00:49:41) Host Matthew Rushing Guest William Devereux Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Social Twitter: @The602Club Instagram: @the602clubtfm

Star Trek Podcasts: Trek.fm Complete Master Feed
The 602 Club : 380: Brothers From Another Mother

Star Trek Podcasts: Trek.fm Complete Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 59:05


Star Wars: Brotherhood. Begun, the Clone Wars have, they begin to rage across the galaxy affecting even neutral worlds as Cato Neimoidia suffers a terrifying terrorist attack on its capital city and first evidence points to the Republic being involved. In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by William Devereux to talk about Mike Chen's first full-length Star Wars novel, Brotherhood. We discuss the timeframe, the marriage, Dex, Anakin, what happened, Asajj, Ruug, Obi-Wan and our ratings. Chapters The Timeframe (00:02:35) The Marriage (00:06:32) Dex (00:13:39) Anakin (00:15:33) What Happened (00:26:20) Asajj (00:34:29) Ruug (00:39:11) Obi-Wan (00:43:55) Ratings (00:49:41) Host Matthew Rushing Guest William Devereux Production Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer) Social Twitter: @The602Club Instagram: @the602clubtfm

The Defiant
Terra Post Mortem and Future with Kevin Zhou, One of the Few Investors Who Predicted the Crash

The Defiant

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 57:40


Kevin Zhou is the founder of crypto quant fund, Galois Capital and former head of trading at Kraken. Last week, Terra, one of the most prominent ecosystems in crypto, effectively disintegrated in days. Its native token Luna had over $40 B in market cap at its peak, and nearly all of it was wiped out while UST, which was supposed to be a stablecoin worth $1 crashed. It was a historical moment in crypto as never before had a project that big, crashed so hard, so quickly. Kevin was one of the few who saw it coming and predicted the fall just a couple of months ago. In this interview, he talks about the red flags that helped him get to that conclusion. We also talk about whether there's any hope for algorithmic stablecoins and explore potential alternatives for this type of asset. Kevin discusses the ripple effects we're already seeing in crypto and more broadly, what to expect for the coming bear market.

Must Be Dice
Watch the World Burn - Paradise Path RPG Ep 4

Must Be Dice

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 58:33


After battling scores of feral, mushroom encrusted creatures, the gang wakes up in a world that has no recollection of the previous night's mayhem. Will Sloan's prophetic vision of a Medford Bend engulfed in flames come true? Who is the charred mystery man haunting her dreams? And will her last minute makeover be enough to win the heart of Dex? Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/ElyseWillems https://twitter.com/jameswillems https://twitter.com/_JacobFullerton https://twitter.com/handsomemaster2 https://twitter.com/MandoDoesStuff Tshirts n stuff: https://store.roosterteeth.com/collections/funhaus Welcome to Funhaus, the internet's ONLY comedy, gaming, and variety channel since 2015! About Must Be Dice: Paradise Path - An all RPG adventure from Funhaus! Can the kids of the Medford Bend Mystery Club save the day? Or will the roving gangs and vicious monsters of the forest pick them off one by one? Stranger things have happened. Join FIRST to watch episodes early: http://bit.ly/2uNNz0O

Green Ops Podcast
Being a Grey Man

Green Ops Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 31:36


Being able to blend in and not be noticed is a good practice whether you are in a crowd, on the highway our alone in a park, being able to be forgotten in a good skill.  In this episode of the Green Ops Podcast Luke, Dex and Brian discuss what it is is be a grey man, why you would want to be a green man or woman and some tips and tricks to help you blend in with your surroundings.Check out our sponsors;F3 tacticalhttps://f3tactical.com Sons of Liberty Gun Workshttps://sonsoflibertygw.comSpotter Uphttps://spotterup.comBlue Force Gearhttps://blueforcegear.comCome train with us at Green Ops. https://www.green-ops.com Follow us on Instagram:Green Ops - greenopsincLuke - Wreck_it_LukeDex - redleg_dexBrian - Shooter_Mcchristian_75Into/Outro Music:Stuck In A Dream (Ft. Juhi Perumal) by Leonell Cassio https://soundcloud.com/leonellcassioCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/3Km9ArdMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/x0lsOKyn3YkGreen Ops Come train with us. Green Ops Swag Get all your favorite Green Ops Gear here.F3 Tactical Tactical gear shop located in Chantilly, VA.Sons Of Liberty Gun Works A superior manufacture of high quality, hard-use, direct impingement freedom tools.Spotter Up Spotter Up provides information in support of individuals becoming the best Chessmen they can be.Blue Force Gear Blue Force Gear, manufactures (MOLLE) gear, firearm slings, and other tactical equipment.

Edge of NFT Podcast
John Patrick Mullin Of SOMA.finance On Building A Globally Compliant Multi-Asset DEX, Plus Scott Yeager Of IPrivata, And More...

Edge of NFT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 61:47


Looking for a token issuance platform that can do it all? Today's guest might have just the thing for you. John Patrick Mullin is the co-founder of SOMA.Finance, the world's first globally-compliant multi-asset DEX issuance and lending platform. In this episode, he joins hosts Jeff Kelley, Eathan Janney and Josh Kriger to discuss their platform and the many use cases for customers. John is able to share about SOMA with incredible breadth of understanding. He speaks on everything from idea to execution and implementation. What makes SOMA stand out from other platforms? Tune in to find out. Plus, listen in as Scott Yeager, Chief Strategy Officer of IPrivata, chimes in for hot topics and discusses the details of digital identity in the NFT space. Stay tuned and keep updated with The Edge of NFT.

Rogue Podron
Rogue Podron Mission 23-2: I’m a Special Boy and You May Fire When Ready

Rogue Podron

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 92:52


Everyone in Dark Apprentice is sad and/or dead this week. Our special guest, Dillon, however, is the opposite of sad and/or dead this week, as he offers us a very unbiased and objective review of the sexiness of Dexter Jettster's competency in Star Wars: Brotherhood: A Star Wars novel by Mike Chen (spoiler alert: very). What will Dex's step-boyfriend-in-law think?? This week's chapters: The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Dark Apprentice by Kevin J. Anderson, chapters 6-10 This week's glistener question: How are YOU celebrating the ten year anniversary of the death of Satine in Obi-Wan's arms? Thanks to Dillon for joining us this week! Be sure to follow them on twitter and check out their full review of Brotherhood on our blog. Contact Us: Tweet us @roguepodron or e-mail us at roguepodron@gmail.com. Website: www.roguepodron.com Support us on patreon: www.pateron.com/roguepodron Hosted by Meg, Danny, Saf, Heath, and Ash.

Pine Cove Podcast
“Feelings of Pumptitude”

Pine Cove Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 37:17


We're pumped for this week's episode! Listen in as campers share their favorite memories with the Towers' oldest counselor: Shiloh! Annelise and Carol join in on the fun and play a game of “Password” against Taylor and Dex! What's the best thing you ever ate at camp? We asked, and the people answered! Next, we talk with Tomisin “Skippy” Alausa about her three summers at Silverado and how she got to camp. Finally, Karen Thomas shares her love for Pine Cove and what it means to her to serve on our board! Resource link for more about the show Not subscribed yet? That's a bummer. Fix that by subscribing on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or search for us in your favorite podcast player.