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Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers
A Commodore 64 and a Screwdriver w/ Charles Araujo

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 32:21


Everything these days revolves around digital transformation. Despite that fact, many companies have lost sight of what it's all about. Today's guest, Charles Araujo, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Analyst, and Founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation, was talking about digital transformation before it was cool. In this episode, he sets the record straight on what it should be and how to achieve it. We discuss: - Why digital transformation is less about optimization and more about experience - How to determine exactly what to automate - The connection between the employee experience and customer experience - Using technology to make work more fulfilling and enjoyable 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.

Purple Daily
Minnesota Vikings offense lacks innovation – Alex Boone!

Purple Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 64:37


Kirk Cousins lined up behind the wrong butt! Minnesota Vikings fall to 5-6 on the season and the offense needs to get more innovative to save their season; Dex wants someone's ass fired; And what's on Boone's mind!

Dumbgeons & Dragons - D&D 5E Actual Play

It's time to interrogate a suspect! Or... dodge bombs that suspect is throwing out of the top story window. It's all in the line of work for a good investigator though, which is what Moot, Glim and Sully are!... Obviously! Moot reveals his favourite explosion. Glim takes point on this mystery. Sully is good at Dex.. c'mon Russ! Terry writes up a citation. - - - - - - - - - - CAST & CREW DM: Russ More Players: Amy More, Carla Maxted, Tom Laird Sound Design: Russ More Music: Epidemic Sound, Kevin Mcleod Sound Effects: Epidemic Sound, Boom Library Cover Art: Chrissytor Illustrations - - - - - - - - - - Find and support our sponsors at: fableandfolly.com/partners - - - - - - - - - - Support the podcast by joining our Patreon community and instantly access 130+ bonus episodes.  Patrons receive instant access to Escaping The Abyss - Part 01 - A Grancis & Flamkins Adventure! That's right, it's available now! Part 02 drops this Friday! Find all the details at Patreon.com/DumbDragonCast.   Are you on DISCORD? Come hang out in our server! - https://discord.gg/tb8nTa6GbD Email - dumbdragonpodcast@gmail.com Join us in The Reckless Play Guild Facebook Group! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers
Finding Flow in Hogwarts w/ Adam Grant

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 27:02


Increasingly, we're living in a knowledge and service economy where your ability to learn, your ability to be creative, and your ability to solve problems depends wholly on your ability to crowd out distractions and lock into moments of flow. Clearly, flow is important. But how can we cultivate it? Adam Grant, Organizational Psychologist at Wharton, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Host of the TED podcast WorkLife, joins the show to talk about flow—a recurring theme that runs throughout his work—and what it means for the modern workplace. We discuss: - The role flow plays in a positive employee experience - The effect of remote work on the quest for meaningful productivity and flow - How technology can cause burnout but also be the cure for it - Advice for adapting to a evolving industry Mentioned during the podcast: - Think Again - How to stop languishing and start finding flow 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.

BingetownTV
E170 Dexter: New Blood Episode 2 Recap & Review!

BingetownTV

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 36:02


We are back this week and we're covering Dexter: New Blood episode 2! It's hitting the fan for our boy Dexter pretty quickly as this season is starting! Harrison is back and he tells Angela that Dexter (Jim) is his dad, Dex has to explain to Harrison why he faked his own death and left him for ten years, AND he has the entire police department setting up their base of operations at his house while he has a dead body under his fire pit. Tune into our episode to hear our thoughts and theories!!!

The New Wave Entrepreneur
EP007: How To Start Your First Crypto Portfolio

The New Wave Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 71:39


In this episode, Daniel goes deep on what it takes to get started investing in crypto, including:   The ground rules / basics for investing  Discovering your “why” for investing The staples you should have in your portfolio Smart contracts / protocols Stable coins Oracles DEXs DAOs Crypto gaming Meme coins   Also covered in this episode:   How to monitor your crypto portfolio Where to swap/exchange your crypto assets How to store your crypto offline Other sources to learn more about crypto   Time-stamps:  03:06 Volatility vs risk 6:08 Brief history of crypto currencies Removing third parties from financial transactions 24:57 We are creating a new asset class A brief history of the gold standard and fractional reserve banking 34:24 Portfolio questions: why are you investing? 37:40 Difference of BTC vs ETH. Which to invest in and why? 41:45 Different things to put in your portfolio. Where to buy crypto currencies. DEX vs CEX 44:45 Storing your crypto offline. Hot vs cold wallets 48:10 Crypto swapping 50:22 Daniel's portfolio overview. Smart contract platforms 55:30 Daniel's portfolio overview. Stable coins 57:01 Daniel's portfolio overview. Oracle networks, exchanges and DAOs 1:01:54 Daniel's portfolio overview. Gaming and crypto 1:04:21 Riskiest of the risky: meme coins 1:07:06 Further resources to do your own research into crypto 1:10:20 Outro

FFT Podcast
Episode 71 "Scrapple"

FFT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 46:09


Dex opens up with the episode with telling us a story, of how he was giving a pizza review for college kids. But somehow in between, we ended the episode telling people to find their own identity of originality. Whop and X chimed in and gave their perspective. This was an episode that was therapeutic. We can all take a little bit of game from this one. https://linktr.ee/FFTPodcast​​​​ https://linktr.ee/zaysincere​​​​ https://www.patreon.com/Dexfp88

New To Crypto
Raydium The Evolution of DeFi on Solana [Solana Series]

New To Crypto

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 10:07


Raydium is an automated market maker (AMM) and liquidity provider based on the Solana blockchain. Raydium leverages the central order book of the Serum decentralized exchange (Serum DEX) to enable lightning-fast trades, shared liquidity and new features for earning yield. The New to Crypto Podcast is designed to guide you through the crypto landscape with pinpoint accuracy. New episodes are added daily. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and listen to all of the episodes to help you in your cryptocurrency journey.I'd love to hear from you! Email me at show@newtocrypto.io and let's chat.LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.

99 Potions
Episode 71: Elden Ring Previewcast

99 Potions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 58:59


The RPG Pals talk to Steven about their experiences during the recent Elden Ring network test/preview event. Are there flasks and bonfires? If so, how do they work? What's the world structured like? Are there dungeons? What does DEX do in this one? What exactly is a "finger maiden?" Find out!! More from Fanbyte: Fanbyte Podcast Network (We do other podcasts too!) Follow us on Twitter (Yell at us on Twitter in good ways.) Talk to us on Discord (Talk to us and our loving community. Also we have a pets channel that is very good.) Twitch Live Streams (Hang out with us live.) Rate and review our show (Leaving a review is +5 to your intelligence modifier for the next three turns!) And hey, get in touch if you want to advertise with us: advertising@fanbyte.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

GRIT to GREATNESS
Ep 32: Dexter Harris, SERVANT LEADERSHIP

GRIT to GREATNESS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 41:46


Dex is a True SERVANT LEADER, and he shares many tremendous values and steps we can take on our journey to GREATNESS through SERVANT LEADERSHIP! Such as... Diligence, Resilience, and Humbleness If you have been given something, SHARE IT Do not stop LEARNING LEAD PEOPLE that are down, as well as those that are up MODEL the right ATTITUDES and MINDSETS HARD WORK is a competitive edge Show GRATITUDE and THANKSGIVING Some things are CAUGHT, not taught HAVE FUN

First Date Follow Up - The Jubal Show
This First Date Follow Up proves you never really know who you're dating!

First Date Follow Up - The Jubal Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 12:19


First Date Follow Up is when we get an email from someone who went on a date and the other person isn't calling back. We get that other person on the phone to see why they're "ghosting".This First Date Follow Up is proof that you never really know who you're going on a first date with! Today Brittany isn't getting a call back from Dex. The Jubal Show finds out the truth about this good guy and good date gone wrong! Leave a rating and review wherever you listen. It will help the show out in a big way. If that's not your thing, you can find us on social media here:https://instagram.com/thejubalshowhttps://twitter.com/thejubalshowhttps://www.tiktok.com/@thejubalshow

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers
Being Kind to Newbies: IT Community Building w/ Rod Trent (Microsoft)

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 32:27


What makes an online community thrive? Sure there are the Reddits of the world, which boast millions of users and discourse that ranges from constructive to ghastly and everywhere in between. But in today's time of information overload and endless online noise, can IT leaders still build small, supportive communities centered on emerging technologies? On this week's episode, our hosts are joined by Rod Trent, Senior Cloud Security Advocate at Microsoft. With three decades of IT experience, Rod has spent the last several years building a fantastic community around Microsoft's Azure Sentinel product. Listen to the full conversation to learn all about: - The evolution of interaction in the IT space, from SMS to expansive online communities. - Why today's tech users are hungry for new, gated spaces for engaging discussion. - Rod's key advice for leaders looking to cultivate successful communities. For more amazing DEX content, including podcasts, articles and exclusive research, head over to the DEX Hub (dex.nexthink.com). And don't forget to register for Experience Everywhere (https://nexthink.com/experience-2021/) . 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.

Cultura Secuencial
MetaNoobPlays | Noob Talks Ep. 71 ft. ElKazeMonPlays

Cultura Secuencial

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 90:24


En este episodio de Noob Talks Punker, Pixel, Quico y El Watcher conversan sobre sus experiencias en First Attack 2021, los problemas con que se está enfrentando Meta (Facebook), la demanda de Nintendo a Gary Bowser, la versión de Nintendo Switch de Dex, la renuncia de Jen Oneal a Blizzard Entertainment, los atrasos de Overwatch 2 y Diablo IV y otros temas relacionados a los videojuegos que sobresalieron en esta semana junto a KazeMon de twitch.tv/ElKazeMonPlays. ¡Apoya nuestro contenido uniéndote a nuestro Patreon! Visita: https://www.patreon.com/CulturaSecuencial ¡Síguenos y Suscríbete a nuestro canal de Twitch! Visita: https://www.twitch.tv/culturasecuencial ¡Síguenos en Twitter! Visita: https://twitter.com/CultSecuencial ¡Síguenos en Instagram! Visita: https://www.instagram.com/culturasecuencial ¡Síguenos en Facebook! Visita: https://www.facebook.com/CulturaSecuencial ¡Subscríbete a nuestro canal de YouTube! Visita: https://www.youtube.com/culturasecuencial --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/culturasecuencial/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/culturasecuencial/support

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast
Tommy & Taylor Johnson - Co-Founders, PsyOptions Ep #51

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 41:28


Anatoly (00:09):Hey folks, this is Anatoly and you're listening to The Solana Podcast. And today I have with me Tommy and Taylor, co-founders of the PsyOptions protocol. Awesome to have you guys.Tommy (00:18):Thanks for having us.Taylor (00:19):Thanks for having us.Anatoly (00:21):Cool. So what's the origin story? How did you guys get into crypto and what made you build PsyOptions?Tommy (00:27):Crypto, it goes back to... I remember watching the Ethereum ICO, just being a broke college student, but felt we were too broke to actually throw anything into and that's a big regret, but that shaped up how we got into Solana later on. Really dove deep into everything back in 2017, right before the summer hype. And then in the summer hype, tried developing a little bit on Ethereum, doing some solidity development in the spare time, but I never jumped full time into it until PsyOptions. Taylor has a little bit of a different history with crypto.Taylor (01:03):Yeah. I've actually been full-time in crypto since late 2017, after Tommy and I shut down a previous business we started in school. We were looking for different things to do and I knew crypto had a lot of hype in 2017. I was like, "All right, this is definitely an industry I could see myself being a part of." I eventually took a job at Blockfolio and then as well as doing some freelance solidity development and then been full-time ever since.Anatoly (01:27):How did you guys meet? What was the genesis for you guys to go build PsyOptions?Tommy (01:32):Well, Taylor and I are twins, so we met a long, long time ago. We've always been hacking on ideas and stuff. And I guess, Taylor had his eye on Solana from 2018, right Taylor?Taylor (01:47):Yeah, pretty early on. I remember Multicoin writing about it. I was like, "Oh, this is actually a really sweet architecture, solves a lot of problems that we saw in Ethereum." And kept following before Mainnet beta was launched.Tommy (01:59):Yeah. And so we had been tinkering around, created a GitHub organization last summer, like the same one we're using now and just started reading the documentation. And then had a few projects we tried in the fall that never really took off. And then in October we were surfing with Tristan from FTX and he was just talking about Serum and everything that they were working on. So we knew what was in the pipeline and had that in the back of our mind. We did the first hackathon, did in place, built a trusted third party Oracle. And then after that had an issue with TradFi, trying to get API access to automate a options trading strategy, and that was what kicked it off. We were for fresh off that first hackathon, wanted a fresh idea, had our feet wet in Solana. And it was like, "Taylor, what if we just built options into the blockchain? We can get this API access built in. We have the order book already there, there's some basic infrastructure." And that was the genesis.Anatoly (02:59):That's awesome. Limited access to data was one of the reasons I started building this thing. Because I used to try to build stupid deep learning models on interactive brokers and you never have access to data. It's always even the quality is really suspects. It's like, "Do I really know that this is where things got executed? Or did they just copy and paste stuff from a database with a bunch of errors?"Tommy (03:26):Yep.Taylor (03:26):That's terrible. Yeah. If you want good data quality, you have to pay up for it. That's why Bloomberg Terminal is what 20, 25K a month. And if you're just the hobbyist or just trying stuff out, it's just not feasible to pay that much.Anatoly (03:41):Yeah. This is to me I think part of the beauty of the space right now, is that you can build up a lot of what finance is with just a bunch of hobbyist. It's like Linux. Linux in the '90s, you're competing with Microsoft, billions of dollars of engineers buildings stuff, but it's just a bunch of people over the weekend can compete. It's crazy.Tommy (04:03):Yeah. It's wild.Taylor (04:04):I think that's one of the best parts, all that coordination.Anatoly (04:07):So what are the challenges? You guys are one of the earliest I would say teams working on Solana. What have you guys seen, or what were the real painful points? What got better? What still sucks?Tommy (04:18):Oh man. All right. This first Solana season hackathon, the one that we won, we wrote everything in Solana native. I remember pinging [Armani 00:04:29] back in February saying, "Hey, I hear you're working on some framework, can I poke around? And checking out the repository." But it wasn't anywhere near complete or, I didn't dive in enough to use it for the hackathon. So now I rewrote the entire American option protocol in Anchor and it took me very little time to actually write that. So the development life cycle and just ease of getting up to speed, has improved ridiculously.Taylor (05:07):Yeah. And documentation has improved too.Anatoly (05:07):That's awesome. What is Anchor doing for you guys that Native, Rust isn't?Taylor (05:13):It's helped simplify our integration tests. So that's one thing that we try to do when we first started was, we wrote our own integration testing framework in Rust. I guess I wouldn't even call it a framework, it was pretty rough. But Anchor takes care of that. You're just writing your test in JavaScript, it's pretty easy to get up and running. And then also handling a lot of different edge cases that you wouldn't have to think about, checking account addresses and other things just to bring safety in. And it removes a lot of those headaches that, if you're just getting started and trying to hack something together, you're not really going to be thinking about.Tommy (05:48):Yeah. I think the account, de-serializing accounts, token accounts and things like that. You just have your accounts structure, passing that into the context and it de-serializes all that. The amount of little issues we had just because oh, we mis-ordered one thing in the array when we were refactoring, the accounts array, and it's like, "What the hell is going on?" And then you're trying to debug and add messages and stuff, because you're just like, "Oh man. And what is..." And then it all turns out to be a typo or you fat fingered moving one line up or, and it was... So the account structure and dealing with that is just incredibly easy. You don't have to de-serialize anything yourself.Well, anything that has a token, SPL token program or even some of the DEX infrastructure. And it makes cross program invocations a lot easier. I've been working with some teams for this hackathon, and wrote a bunch of cross program invocation examples for these teams to get up and running with PsyOptions pretty quickly. And it was just seamless for them to use our data structures and serialize it, de-serialize, because as long as we're all using the same framework, it works.Anatoly (06:56):Yeah. This was is my decision, so you can blame me, but I really didn't want to build a shitty framework. And until people started building on Solana, it was really hard to know, what do they need? I think it would've been worse if we built a bunch of code that nobody could build with, because it would've been incomplete. I'm going to say, it takes a lot of discipline to do that, versus laziness.Tommy (07:22):It makes sense to offload it on to the actual DAP developers. It's a different beast when you're programming the underlying system versus the actual just Solana runtime program. So it makes a lot of sense how Anchor came out and who really is leading it.Anatoly (07:40):Can you guys tell me what worked really well? Or what features or anything for any other Devs that when they're coming into building on Solana, what stuff actually feels like a superpower?Taylor (07:52):Well, one thing that's improved a ton is the SPL token program and how you manage the token accounts and whatnot. That's definitely something that a lot of the new developers on Solana don't have to deal with. But back then we were building into our UI the ability to have multiple accounts for the same SPL token and it was super frustrating and whatnot. So using those associated token accounts and other kind of, I guess you could call them rapper programs or things like that, that just improve the UX significantly. Understanding those and why they're there is pretty important when someone's getting started.Tommy (08:30):I think taking it a step further too, how does the associated token program work? And what's really under the hood is the program derived address. I put together some documentation for people starting to onboard to PsyOptions or related protocols. And I'm like, you need to read up all these Twitter threads, these documentations on PDAs, because there's just so many things you can do with a PDA that's very unique. You can get a mapping just to accounts, you can create a unique constraint. So for PsyOptions, there should never be... Right now, there's no reason to have more than one of the same option and the fungibility of those options are based on the expiration date, the strike price, the asset pair. And so we just have a PDA that is seated with those parameters and it creates this unique constraint.Anatoly (09:24):Oh, that's cool. So you encode the constraints as, basically hash it into the address.Tommy (09:30):Exactly.Taylor (09:30):Exactly.Anatoly (09:31):And the taker then has to satisfy those constraints to be able to take that trade.Tommy (09:36):No, not on the trade level, just on the general structure for creating the option. It's like, okay, if you want to spin up a BTC 70,000, USDC strike for the October 29th expiration, just that structure that creates that... because that's structure is the core structure of PsyOptions, the Psy American program. And that's what then controls the option TokenMint and writer TokenMint and how you dull out those option tokens. And so it's just there can never be more than one of those specific to those constraints. So it's separated from the trading concerns.Anatoly (10:14):Got it.Taylor (10:15):Yeah. I think you thinking of your stateless escrow. I thought that was a pretty cool proof of concept.Anatoly (10:21):Yeah. I wasn't sure that you guys already built... I think this idea has been around in crypto for a while, so I wouldn't be surprised if you guys use it too. But I like that idea that, because you don't want to generate infinite number of these markets, if everybody enters the same data, then it's going to spit out the same BTC month increment whatever, like May 2021 option or whatever you want.Tommy (10:47):Yeah. And we've seen it too. It's really useful to have these deterministic ways to look up an account address. So it's like, "Look, I can just check if this option market already exists by using these parameters, the PsyOptions market exists." And we also ran into some issues that we had to hack together, on the client side, because Serum doesn't have these kinds of constraints. And an adversary could come in and spin up multiple Serum markets for the same asset pair. And then when you're pulling that data from the chain on the client, it's like, "Well, which one is your UI using? Which one are these automated traders using? All that kind of stuff. How do you sync them up?"And so that was a pain point, and we had to whip together a package. But now with Serum's permission markets and some other stuff, we can now use PDAs to say, "This is deterministically how the UI is going to determine the market. Here's how everyone else should do it. These are the seeds." And then it keeps everyone in line in a more decentralized way, rather than having to have some NPM package with metadata and it's painful to maintain.Anatoly (11:54):Got it. That's cool. What actually runs the market? Is it a Serum Q, a Serum V2 or V3 Q?Tommy (12:03):Serum V3 right now, for the Americans. Yeah.Anatoly (12:05):Awesome. Man, that's super cool. How was that integration? Is that blood, sweat and tears still, or are the tooling itself around Serum getting better?Taylor (12:15):It's getting better.Tommy (12:16):Blood, sweat and tears.Taylor (12:17):Yeah, but it was definitely blood, sweat and tears. I think that's what took us the longest part in the original hackathon that we won, was doing the Serum integration. And we weren't even doing any cross program invocations to Serum at that point, it was literally just client site integration. And that was really difficult. No documentation, got to read through the source code. I think we even found some bugs in their type script package and had to patch it ourselves. So yeah, definitely blood, sweat, and tears there.Tommy (12:48):There's still room for improvement. I'm like drop in list every time as hackathon participants start asking, or users are complaining about settling funds. I'm just at a constant stream of, "Hey, we should document this and add a flow chart for that." Because all the customer surface is offloaded to the people using the Serum stuff, so we get that inflow of feedback from users and other developers building on top.Anatoly (13:12):Yeah. People don't realize how strapped every team is.Tommy (13:16):I agree.Anatoly (13:17):It's literally like three, four engineers at best to, no customer service, no nothing, just pure software, open source software. It's not like when you look at a market cap of something, you think there's a equivalent to market cap S&P 500 company with 30,000 engineers just all cranking away. Thank God it's not, honestly.Tommy (13:41):Yeah.Taylor (13:42):Yeah. It's got its ups and downs. At least you can move fast, it's not a bureaucratic process. But at the same time, customer support definitely dwindles and I think 70% of people are probably testing in production. So the end users are just going to have to deal with that and understand that's just the way things are done in crypto right now.Anatoly (14:03):I guess, how close are you guys to launch and what are the next blockers?Tommy (14:07):So we actually are on Mainnet trading with BTC and ETH markets right now. We have been live since the end of August, just with BTC and ETH for the September strike. Then we upgraded to a V2 of our American protocol with Serum permission markets, so we can eventually close those markets. And so that gives us the ability to open a bunch more. And so we're live with those, we're working with a couple other partners to get some SOL markets up pretty soon. So we'll probably announce that here.Anatoly (14:40):Awesome. What have you guys seen in terms of adoption, and how are people using it and has anyone surprised you with what they're doing?Tommy (14:49):It's tough right now from the retail side using our user interface. I think what the biggest thing that I'm excited... There's been a lot of great feedback. Options are not an easy instrument to use, managing your own positions is tough. And so we've gotten a lot of great feedback from the community and it's shaping what some of these projects that are work thing on during this hackathon. I think that's what's most interesting and surprising is these teams that are building on top and they're not user interfaces. These are protocols that are going to be managing certain strategies and rolling positions for users, and so you can have this more passive product. It's like a ribbon finance to the basic ones, where it's just selling covered calls and secured puts or things that.But there's a lot of plans, I don't want to leak their Alpha. But a lot of plans for additional products where it's more just, set it and forget it. And it has certain properties detailed out to hedge for various things, give you certain direction on volatility. And it'll make these... all these products, some more user friendly for retail, but also big institutions that are looking to hedge existing exposure.Anatoly (16:00):That sounds like you guys are building more of info level for options.Tommy (16:04):Yep.Anatoly (16:05):That's awesome.Taylor (16:06):Yeah. We chalk up the V1 American that we built as just a primitive, and as decentralize as possible. It doesn't rely on Oracles, it doesn't need pricing information. So the only dependency is the Solana runtime and SPL token program, I guess now Serum with the permission markets. But the original one had only SPL token as dependency.Tommy (16:29):Yeah. So there's capital inefficiency with the American style, because you can exercise at any time up until the expiration. So we're about to hopefully announce pretty soon, we have a European that we've architected and we're going to break ground on that and we'll crank it out pretty quickly. That will have a little bit more dependencies, but it'll be more capital efficient because it'll be auto exercised and we'll have a margining system built into it. And the American will continue on because we're going to build, I like to call it Carta for DeFi, but just a place where people... We whipped out a vesting contract the other week. And we'll be able to show people their tokens that are vesting, their options that are vesting, the ones that have currently vested and the options all in their portfolio and whether they should exercise them or not. It'd be less like trading based and more of just an interface for managing your portfolio of vesting stuff and options, so.Anatoly (17:33):That's awesome. How many engineers do you guys have?Tommy (17:38):We actually just hired another front-end guy today. So we're two full-time front-ends, and we hired another protocol developer, so we're two full-time protocol developers. Then we have a community guy and a marketing guy, and then couple of part-time and open source contributors.Anatoly (17:52):That's so small, I mean that's awesome. I feel this is the biggest thing in crypto, is how fast small teams can ship really sophisticated products.Tommy (18:04):Yeah. I think, as I've learned, the hardest thing nowadays or right now is, it's not the programming, it's the architecting the system to fit the runtime and developing the instruction set. And once you wrap your head around how that whole system works and you have your instruction set, writing the actual code is not that hard. If you actually take the time to just think and focus, and you have to have the knowledge and experience to understand that, it's pretty easy to start architecting a bunch of stuff and delegating and managing a little bit more.Taylor (18:35):The thing I will say on that though is that, the runtime changes here and there, but the changes aren't that drastic. But when you're using dependencies like Serum, Pyth, whatnot, those change a ton. And so you're seeing a ton of changes on Serum, so one week you might have architected something for Serum B3, sounds great. All of a sudden Serum updates to some new thing and that might change the optimal architecture for it. So you have to be nimble in order to just go with the flow as different protocols update, and as new versions come out and new architectures are viable.Anatoly (19:14):It's weird to think of immutable code still having dependencies. But something with Serum, you're so dependent on liquidity in those markets that if they move to V4, you have to update because you can't point to a empty market.Tommy (19:29):Yeah. We bring a lot the liquidity ourselves. Well, these are brand new markets that we spin up. It's not as much of a pain point, it's more just announcing and coordinating. But it's more of the European protocol and architecture, it depends on a lot of the stuff like... it doesn't depend heavily on the SPL token, contracts aren't represented as SPLs. And so it depends on this new architecture that they just announced, that Bonfida has been working on. So it's just interesting, you have to keep up to speed with what exists in the ecosystem, so you can constantly be like, "Is there an improvement? Can we squeeze something out of this is?"Anatoly (20:03):Is the European option, are you also planning for it to be Oracle free, or no Oracle?Tommy (20:08):No. We'll rely on an Oracle just for the exercise. We're wrapping up the architecture and probably just, we're going to develop this one totally open source from the scratch. I just put up the boiler plate repository and its open source. We're going to open source, or at least make public the architecture, so everyone can read and comment on it while we're just cranking it out in the next week and a half. So there's a Oracle dependency just on one instruction, just to actually lock in the index price, that would be for the expiration. But we don't see it being too risky of a dependency, considering it's not an instruction that has a lot going on so we can do a lot of checks. We could pull two different Oracles and reduce the potential pitfalls there.Anatoly (20:53):Yeah. This is a hard problem too. When an option is exercise it's still going to hit the Serum market to actually exercise the price?Tommy (21:03):No. So on the base layer, the European, it's just going to... essentially the architecture is locking in the price, and then users basically have to settle up the positions and collateral themselves.Anatoly (21:14):Got it.Tommy (21:14):The best way to describe this one is Deribit on chain. It's really just like P&L, not the full underlying.Anatoly (21:22):Okay. So you can actually settle in any collateral. You could have an option on SOL, but settle in wrapped ETH or whatever?Tommy (21:29):Well this one, it's actually going to be... well, it's going to settle in the currency that it's trading. So BTC, it's going to have this siloed market and account that holds all the BTC and manages the entire portfolio, margining for someone's BTC options. And so it has it's own realm of just, this is the BTC world. And everything settles in BTC, everything's traded in BTC and premiums are even in BTC, but then it just uses the USD index price to actually settle up on the strike. And then SOL would have its own world, with its own portfolio margins system. So they're not cross margined between all those at the moment.Anatoly (22:10):Got it. Is cross margining something you guys are also thinking about?Tommy (22:15):Yeah. It's one of those things where we want to just crank this out and ship fast, because it's improved from the existing architecture, for when it comes to a trading perspective. And then we'll discuss a more improved cross margining system.Anatoly (22:27):Do you think that there's a gap still in this idea that I think, what's popular on DeFi Ethereum is liquidity mining, and I just want to put my tokens and get yield? And is there a gap between that and options trading and central limit order books?Taylor (22:46):I think there's a knowledge gap. The closer you are to dealing with the primitives, the more knowledge you need to have, the more hands on you have to be in managing your positions and whatnot. So I think that reduces the addressable market or the end users that are willing to participate. And so that's why you have people building programs and tooling on up to manage the position, so it can be more passive. Because I think that's one of the biggest things that drove a ton of people to DeFi, is the passive yield, all the token incentive programs and whatnot. So I do think that there's a bit of a gap, but it's slowly being closed. And the more passive it can be, the more non crypto people or even crypto native people, but the less financially sophisticated you could say will come in and utilize DeFi.Anatoly (23:39):So you guys imagine that... or there's probably somebody already building this, where I have my token, I'm an LP, which is under the actual thing behind that position is a covered call or some other fancy strategy, iron condors or whatever, right?Tommy (23:58):Yeah. So there's a couple teams from the hackathon building that right now, actually.Anatoly (24:03):That's awesome.Tommy (24:04):That's what I'm really excited about. Because that's what we've seen is, there's decent order flow, I haven't looked at the volumes because we're just very focused on product. We know what the low hanging fruit is, so we're not focusing on the vanity metrics at the moment and not really talking about the TVL and whatnot. But it'll just increase order flow because these people can just get passive yield from covered call products, or they can hedge certain positions just by depositing tokens. And it's all going to be managing these underlying options and straddles and things like that.Anatoly (24:38):How long does it take to go from, let's say I wanted to build an iron condor or something that as a strategy, can I do that? Do you guys have examples already, reference implementations for things like that?Tommy (24:53):Are you talking as a protocol or as just a user, using the... like a client?Anatoly (24:58):As a, here's my DAP, I'll take tokens from LPs and then automatically generate the position on PsyOptions.Tommy (25:07):The hard part actually isn't to the generating the initial positions, the hard part is handling how they want to roll, if you're trying to do it over time, where they just can keep that open. So the generating the positions is super easy, placing the orders. We have examples, CPI examples in the repository for minting options, exercising, placing an order, opening a Serums open orders account, all that kind of stuff. Just been cranking out examples as people ask for them. And then, it's onto those teams to handle that really tough part of, how should we roll? There's certain concerns in there for manipulation. There's certain concerns for front running, there's certain concerns for eating through the order book and having to build your own TWAP into it and stuff like that, so.Anatoly (25:59):Yeah. Man, you guys are taking on some really tough challenges, that's cool. This is something that I wanted to get good at, trading. Trading options and deep learning into these things, but I got it to work.Taylor (26:15):Yeah. It's a full time job. That's why we try to focus on the primitive and lower layers and try to get that right. So then other teams can focus, if they're much more financially savvy or have of better trading backgrounds, can handle that. It's a full-time job to be a trader, to come up with those models, to build those positions and roll them, it takes a long time. And you constantly have to be updating them too.Anatoly (26:44):How long did you guys trade options before?Taylor (26:47):Not much. We're just retail traders. I interned at an investment bank once a while back, but to the extent of my full-time finance career, that was about it. And then we would trade options here and there, but nothing serious. And then, when we wanted to automate that option trading strategy, that would've been probably the first automated system we would've built. I don't think we built an automated option trading strategy before that.Tommy (27:15):Yeah. I would say we relate best with the retail, speculative, YOLO option users, rather than very sophisticated options traders. But it's been nice building this and winning that hackathon and getting some attention, because then those people show up. And we have some really smart TradFi people who have been around crypto, some really smart TradFi people who have never been around crypto, contributing to the thought leadership of where we should go, what's needed to get to certain structured products and things like that. And that's been super helpful because we've been early in Solana and have the engineering capabilities and knowledge to work with them of a translating their vision into a Solana architecture. And so we've just been helping as many teams as possible that have that background and can bring that knowledge. And then, that's why we're just like, "Look, we'll help you as much as we can because you're going to help us answer some of these questions that we don't know." So it's been good to fill out the team and the surrounding circles with that.Anatoly (28:23):Do you think that DeFi is something that... I always think of it as growing faster than TradFi versus replacing it. Do you think these products are good enough to compete with traditional finance, or are we just going to see more stuff being built on open finance because it's easier? I don't have to go talk to a CME to launch an option for my in-game bullets for my shooter game or something like that.Tommy (28:52):I think it will be just the fact that it's open and anyone can do it. Looking at the architecture here and designing an ideal architecture for the most capital efficiency system, it's just not really... You could do it in CeFi so much easier than you can do it in DeFi. I don't even know if it's truly possible. We're still just on the back burner trying to figure out how you could portfolio margin everything. I think a lot of teams that we've talked to are all thinking about that in the back burners. It's like, how do we margin against everything? So I think it's definitely moving faster. I think they will rival CeFi, a lot of these products, but I think they're still going to be both working hand-in-hand.Taylor (29:42):Yeah. I think both have their ups and downs. The speed that DeFi innovates because of the open source nature and things can be represented and it's all digitally native, it just makes the pace of innovation faster, also makes what you can build much faster. Like CeFi you're beholden to, not that you're not beholden to regulation in DeFi, but CeFi there's a lot more red tape. You got to jump through hoops in order to be able to launch a market or... You can't just launch your own equities exchange, it's takes tons of money and resources and whatnot. So it stifles innovation in that respect. So I think even if DeFi can't become as capital efficient as CeFi, you're still going to have more innovative products, more flexibility in what you can do with your assets, that at the end of the day, you might not need that capital efficient, high, super fast, low latency systems to do what you want to do with your assets. So I think there's a place for both. And I think DeFi is just going to continue to innovate and outpace growth in terms of TradFi.Anatoly (31:00):Well, our goal is to get that latency to be as low as physics allow, and then we're competitive.Tommy (31:10):That's why we're here.Taylor (31:10):Let's do it, man.Anatoly (31:11):Won't rest until we're building neutrino emitter detector. I just think with gaming especially, the first massive multiplayer games instantly within six months had a market for the digital items there. As soon as you get something like Star Atlas or equivalent, like World of Warcraft that's decentralized with all these assets on chain, I think the idea of options as a service, people are just going to, "Well, I got whatever... I got more gold that people want to use because this game is hot right now." People are going to definitely spin up those markets, it's just going to happen.Tommy (31:48):100%. We've been talking about game... we're gamers ourselves, and I haven't played a game since I really dove into Solana development 11, 12 months ago. But I'm hoping to get back to it once Star Atlas and Aurory and all those other... Kaiju cards, everyone starts actually launching the game play, I'll jump back to gaming. But we've been thinking about it a lot and what could be done with this American primitive, and that got us into talking to other teams and other games, just to see what's out there. And then I actually got connected with Metaplex and built out a contract that they just announced that's focused on gaming. And it all stemmed from trying to think about, these games, everyone's so early and not really thinking about how these game assets are going to plug and play into DeFi protocols and things like that. And there's still just so much work and research that needs to be done, and some infrastructure needs to be built for it all to work perfectly together.Taylor (32:42):Yeah. I think the interoperability for gaming is still... there's still going to be some rough edges there, because it's harder to build standards across games. But I think you'll have a few games come out and maybe they'll have transferability between games and whatnot, but it's going to take some time and some trial and error before we get to this on chain metaverse where you can transfer assets between different game worlds and whatnot. But I do think that is going to be one of the ultimate killer applications on blockchain.Anatoly (33:19):What are you guys excited about out of this hackathon?Tommy (33:22):Oh, for me, it's really just the stuff we've mentioned with the structured products, passive yield products, all that kind of stuff, being built on top of PysOptions. I'm very heads down on product and everything at the moment. So aside from the people that are ping me, asking me for help, I don't really know what else is being built.Anatoly (33:42):Yeah, likewise. I see NFTs being launched and then I'm deep in the trenches and optimizations. I guess that's good. It means that there's more stuff to do than you have time, so you started actually going heads down and working.Tommy (34:00):But there's a lot. The roadmap with just these teams alone, is ridiculous. We have so many products that we want to whip out on top, and hoping to launch the first few in the next week or two. And then the framework's there, it'll be a little bit easier.Taylor (34:14):Well, it's just fun to see people building on software that you've built. I'm sure you and the rest of the Solana team get excited as new projects come out and new people innovate. And I think that's one of the more fun things to do, is just sit and watch what people come up with because you can't come up with every idea yourself, so might as well open source stuff and have community run with it.Anatoly (34:33):For sure. What should we be looking out for? Do you guys have any announcements you want to leak?Tommy (34:40):Oh man. SOL options coming soon. Passive yield products that will make it extremely easy for people to get volatility exposure or generate yield. And this is yield that's not going to go away. A lot of these pools are based on rewards, and API is based on rewards and things that will dry up and aren't sustainable. But the volatility is a little bit more sustainable in a sense. Sure volatility will decrease over time, but.Anatoly (35:09):So these are like covered call strategies, basically?Tommy (35:12):The first few are the most simple covered call and secured put strategies. But then there's going to be a few other vaults coming out once these are launched, then it'll be focus on a few other vaults that have different strategies. Eventually, we started talking to some other teams like Symmetry, because we want to get a good crypto index, because then if we get liquid index options, we can create a nice volatility index for certain baskets. So that's all on the horizon. And so, you need that rolling and rebalancing and infrastructure, and that's what we've been working on the past few weeks, or other teams have been working on. And then it's formulas for just managing array of positions.Anatoly (35:57):What is your development process like? How do you guys go to build test and ship?Taylor (36:03):In terms of roadmap and how we determine what to work on, it's pretty ad hoc, things change up weekly, biweekly. But we try to run in two week sprints, at least just pick like, "Okay, what... base on user feedback, check GitHub for issues." Obviously anything that's blocking usage is number one priority. And then it's, "All right. What do we want to see built? What do our partner teams need, and how can we get them going?" I don't know Tommy, you have anything to add to that?Tommy (36:35):Yeah. Protocol development too. I'd sit and focus and start drafting up a full architecture doc with the instruction sets and potential functions that are needed, black box some stuff, just to make it a little bit easier and then put a to-do to dive in later. And then you have this whole instruction set and a general outline and framework, and you know it fits into the Solana runtime because you've made sure that the constraints are handled. And then I'll dive into running a test driven development process with Anchor, just doing full integration test. You end up writing a lot more test code, but I just find that the confidence level is so much higher. You can refactor and upgrade versions and you're just so of confident in your code when you have all those tests, so. And then, it cuts down the time from DevNet testing, where everyone just puts up a contract and then just relies on interacting it to test it. Especially when you're building a primitive, you want to have all those cases handled.Anatoly (37:36):In your use case specifically with options, what bug are the most worrisome? Is it overflow or actual logic and economic?Tommy (37:45):Probably logic and economics. The American protocol, overflow is not an issue, not really. We do all the check map of course, but it's not an issue. Maybe if we get some weird [Altcoins 00:37:58] eventually trading, then we'll have some weird issues. But I'd really just say logic, economic attacks, things like that, when we get into the capital efficient Europeans that has the margining system built into the base layer, and liquidation built in the base layer. And just always thinking about account management. You have that limitation of number of accounts you can pass in, and how to architect around that.Anatoly (38:19):So if Solana could change one thing, what would it be? Or anything, and things-Taylor (38:24):Two things.Anatoly (38:29):... two things. Finite numberTaylor (38:29):Fixed account length. If we could make it-Tommy (38:32):Oh, sure yeah.Taylor (38:33):... dynamic sized, I think that would be great.Anatoly (38:36):The length of the data.Taylor (38:37):Yeah.Anatoly (38:37):Okay.Taylor (38:38):The account data.Anatoly (38:39):That's actually... I don't know if you guys saw, but believe-re growing reallocation from the program itself or the account that it owns, I think it might be live already in 1.8.Tommy (38:49):Yeah. I saw ...Taylor (38:51):I think I saw the PR for that.Anatoly (38:52):Okay.Taylor (38:53):But that's one thing that... Sorry, but when people jump over from ETH to Solana, that's probably the biggest gotcha, that we're like, "Oh crap. I can't readjust or create a larger array, more mapping data, whatever." So that's one thing. And then also the number of accounts you can pass to an instruction [crosstalk 00:39:14].Anatoly (39:13):In a transaction. Yeah.Taylor (39:15):... open up more. Yeah.Tommy (39:17):And I think 1.8 handles a lot of these headaches, but you still, when you're trying to think, for the long term, just the limitations in general. I'm assuming they're always going to be there, the number of accounts you can pass in, can't be-Anatoly (39:32):109, the goal is to double the transaction size basically. So the number of bytes that a transaction can maximum size. That means you can double the user data or encode more, put more accounts in there. So there's always a limit because of the real time nature of the system. You're not submitting an arbitrary large transaction that then the block producer decides, "Okay, I'm going to pick this one." You're really like, "How do I write to the block right now?" And making sure that doesn't slow everything down, is a challenge. But really cool, man, you guys are shipping like crazy. It's awesome. It blows my mind that you guys were hackathon team that is now... there's teams in the hackathon building on top of PsyOptions.Tommy (40:23):I love it.Anatoly (40:24):Yeah.Tommy (40:24):I've been doing office hours, every Tuesday and Thursday, just letting people come in and ask questions because it's just nice to see people building on top. And we're going to do whatever we can to help them out and keep them there.Anatoly (40:36):That's super cool. Man, really good to catch up with you. Thank you for coming on the podcast. Is there anything you want to add for the listeners in the final bit?Tommy (40:46):Yeah. I would say, check out PsyOptions to trade your BTC and ETH right now, SOL coming soon. And then we'll be announcing an under collateralized European protocol pretty shortly, going to try and crank that out as quickly as possible.Taylor (41:00):Yeah. And get in touch. There's no shortage of projects that we can dream of and I'm sure others are too, but happy to help any team out that we can.Tommy (41:08):Yeah. And if you're a protocol too, looking to do option liquidity mining with American PsyOptions, reward contributors with options, or use the PsyOptions vesting contract, we're trying to get that. The vesting contract's a unique one, where you can delay your vest. The recipient has the option to delay their vest if the issuer grants it. So that way they can keep pumping the vesting and the potential taxable event. Not an accountant, so don't take that tax advice. Not financial advice.Anatoly (41:39):Not accounting advice, not financial advice. That's awesome.Tommy (41:42):Yeah.Taylor (41:42):No advice.Anatoly (41:44):That's super cool. Well, thank you guys.Tommy (41:46):Thank you.Taylor (41:47):Thanks for having us

New To Crypto
Understand How Curve Finance Uses Stablecoins To Power Its DEX [Explained]

New To Crypto

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 8:14


If you're looking to swap stablecoins with minimal slippage (more on that later), high security and optimized exchange rates, then this is the episode for you. Today, I'm going to paint you a picture on how Curve Finance works to help you understand how it uses stablecoins to power its DEX. Once you get a better understanding of the technology and benefits, I believe you'll be more than equipped to make informed decisions on its utilization. Dive in and learn all about the unique system of Curve Finance and how it's benefitting its users.The New to Crypto Podcast is designed to guide you through the crypto landscape with pinpoint accuracy. New episodes are added daily. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and listen to all of the episodes to help you in your cryptocurrency journey.I'd love to hear from you! Email me at show@newtocrypto.io and let's chat.      LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their crypto understanding by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes

The Bitboy Crypto Podcast
10X Micro Cap Crypto Set To Explode!

The Bitboy Crypto Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 10:13


What a week! NFTs are still the hottest thing in crypto right now. That's why we are dropping TWO episodes a week. The NFT space is showing no signs of slowing down! Stay tuned for a brand new NFT project primed to PUMP! GAMESTATION: Project pick of the week! Blockchain gaming launchpad! DEX listing will be on Polygon so you will be able to buy it on Quickswap on the 28th Cyber Trees is an upcoming drop happening on the 28th of October! This is some of the most amazing art we have seen in a while!

New To Crypto
What is the SpookySwap DEX and the BOO Token [Fantom Series]

New To Crypto

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 6:59


Let's continue down our Fantom series with another project on its ever evolving ecosystem. In this episode, I'm going to give you a bird's eye view of the Decentralized Exchange called SpookySwap. SpookySwap, along with its Native Token, BOO, is another great example of a system that benefits liquidity providers as well as its users and creates plenty of farming opportunities.Be sure to jump in and check out this episode to get some more information. The New to Crypto Podcast is designed to guide you through the crypto landscape with pinpoint accuracy. New episodes are added daily. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and listen to all of the episodes to help you in your cryptocurrency journey.I'd love to hear from you! Email me at show@newtocrypto.io and let's chat.       LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their crypto understanding by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes

FFT Podcast
Episode 68 "Leave It Alone"

FFT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 32:01


Back at it again, we know ya'll missed us. Dex, Whop, and X discuss a plethora of topics that challenged our way of thinking. From putting your pride aside, letting go for a bigger cause, and what's the hardest thing to say? We don't want to give you too away, just listen. https://linktr.ee/FFTPodcast​​ https://linktr.ee/zaysincere​​ https://www.patreon.com/Dexfp88​  

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes
"Amplify the Value of CGM" - Dexcom's Jake Leach talks about Garmin, the G7 and Dexcom One

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 36:38


With Dexcom announcing a big new agreement with Garmin this month, it seemed like a good time to check in on a few issues. Stacey talks with Dexcom's Chief Technology Officer Jake Leach about Garmin, the upcoming Dexcom G7 and Dexcom One. She asks your questions on everything from G7 features to watch compatibility to the future and possible non invasive monitoring. Just a reminder - the Dexcom G7 has not yet been submitted to the US FDA and is not available for use as of this episode's release. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. Previous episodes with Jake Leach: https://diabetes-connections.com/?s=leach Previous episodes with CEO Kevin Sayer: https://diabetes-connections.com/?s=sayer Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom! Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Sign up for our newsletter here ----- Use this link to get one free download and one free month of Audible, available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go! Click here for iPhone      Click here for Android Episode transcription below:   Stacey Simms  0:00 Diabetes Connections is brought to you by Dario Health. Manage your blood glucose levels increase your possibilities by Gvoke Hypopen the first premixed auto injector for very low blood sugar, and by Dexcom take control of your diabetes and live life to the fullest with Dexcom.   Announcer  0:20 This is Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms.   Stacey Simms  0:26 This week Dexcom announced a big new agreement with Garmin this month seemed like a good time to check in on a few issues, including what happens to the watches and insulin pump systems that work with G6, when Dexcom G7 it's the market.   Jake Leach  0:41 We're already working with Tandem and Insulet. On integrating G7 with their products have already seen prototypes up and running, they're moving as quickly as possible.   Stacey Simms  0:49 That's Chief Technology Officer Jake leach who reminds us that the G7 has not yet been submitted to the US FDA. He answers lots of questions on everything from G7 features to watch compatibility to the future and possible non invasive monitoring. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. Welcome to another week of the show are we so glad to have you here I am the host Stacey Simms, and we aim to educate and inspire about diabetes with a focus on people who use insulin. You know, my son Benny was diagnosed with type one right before he turned to my husband lives with type two diabetes. I don't have diabetes, I have a background in broadcasting. And that is how you get the podcast. And when I saw the news about Garmin, and Dexcom. I knew you'd have some questions. And I thought this would be a good chance to talk about some of the more technical issues that we're all thinking about around Dexcom. These days. I should note that since I did this interview with CTO Jake Leach on October 19. And that's exactly one week before this episode is being released that Dexcom released some new features for its follow app. I did cover that in my in the news segment. That was this past week, you'd find the link in the show notes. And as I see it for that news that release in the update, the big news there is that now there is a widget or quick glance on the followers home screen, it depends on your device, you know, Apple or Android, there's no tech support, right from the follow up, and a way to check the status of the servers as well. And I think that last one should really be an opt in push notification. If the servers are down, you should tell me right, I shouldn't have to wonder are the servers down and then go look, but that is the update for now. And again that came out after this interview. So I will have to ask those questions next time. And the usual disclaimer Dexcom, as you've already heard, is a sponsor of the show, but they only pay for the commercial you will hear later on not for any of the content you hear outside of the ad. I love having them as a sponsor, because I love that Vinnie uses the product. I mean, we've used Dexcom since he was nine years old. But that doesn't mean I don't have questions for them. And I do give them credit for coming on and answering them. Not everybody does that. I should also add that this interview is a video interview, we recorded the zoom on screen stuff. You can see that at our YouTube channel. I'll link that up in the show notes if you would rather watch and there always will be a transcript these days in the show notes so lots of options for however it suits you best. I'm here to serve let me know if there's a better way for me to get this show to you. But right now we've got video audio and transcript. Alright Jake leach in just a moment. But first Diabetes Connections is brought to you by Dario health and you know one of the things that makes diabetes management difficult for us that really annoys me and Benny, it's not really the big picture stuff. It's all the little tasks that add up. Are you sick of running out of strips do you need some direction or encouragement going forward with your diabetes management? Would visibility into your trends help you on your wellness journey? The Dario diabetes success plan offers all of that in more you don't the wavelength the pharmacy you're not searching online for answers. You don't have to wonder about how you're doing with your blood sugar levels, find out more, go to my dario.com forward slash diabetes dash connections. Jake leach Chief Technology Officer for Dexcom thanks so much for joining me. How are you doing?   Jake Leach  4:22 I'm doing great, Stacey. It's a pleasure to be here.   Stacey Simms  4:24 We really appreciate it. And we are doing this on video as well as audio recording as well. So if we refer to seeing things, I don't think we're sharing screens or showing product. But of course we'll let everybody know if there's anything that you need to watch or share photos of. But let me just jump in and start with the latest news which was all about Garmin. Can you share a little bit about the partnership with Garmin? What this means what people can see what's different?   Jake Leach  4:49 Yeah, certainly so I'm really excited to launch the partnership with Garmin. So last week we released functionality on the Dexcom side and Garmin released their products, the ability to have real time CGM readings displayed on a whole multitude of Garmin devices by computers, and a whole host of their watches. So they've got a lot of different types of watches for, you know, athletics and different things. And so you can now get real time CGM displayed on that on that watch. So they're the first partner to take advantage of some new technology that we got FDA approved earlier in the year, which is our real time cloud API. So that's a a way for companies like Garmin to develop a product that can connect up to users data through the Dexcom, secure cloud and have real time data, we've had the capability to do that with retrospective data that three hour delayed, many partners are taking advantage of that. But we just got the real time system approved. And so Garmins, the first launch with it.   Stacey Simms  5:50 Let me back up for just a second for those who may use these devices, but aren't as technologically focused. What is an API? When you got approval for that earlier in the summer for real time API? What does that what does that mean? Yeah, so   Jake Leach  6:03 it's a API is an application programming interface. And so what it really means is, it's a way for software applications, like a mobile app on your phone, to connect via the Internet to our cloud with very secure authentication, and pull your CGM data in real time from from our cloud. And so it's basically a toolkit that we provide to developers of software to be able to link their application to the Dexcom application, and really on the user side, to take advantage of that feature, you basically enter in your Dexcom credentials, your Dexcom username and password. And that is how we securely authenticate. And that's how you're basically giving access to say, for example, Garmin, to pull the data and put it down onto your devices. What other   Stacey Simms  6:51 apps or companies are in the pipeline for this. Can you share in addition to Garmin? I think I had seen Livongo Are there others?   Jake Leach  6:58 Yeah, so Livongo so Tela doc would purchase the Lubanga technology, they've got a system. They're also in the pipeline for pulling in real time CGM data into their application. And so they're all about remote care. And so trying to connect people with physicians through, you know, technology, and so having real time CGM readings in that type of environment is a really nice use case for them. And so and for the for the customers. And so that's, that's where they're headed with it. And we've got kind of a bunch more partners that are in discussions in development that we haven't announced yet. But we're really see this, the cloud API's are interfaces as a way to expand the ecosystem around a Dexcom CGM. So we really like to provide our users with choice. So how do you want your data displayed? Where do you want it? And so if you want to right place, right time for myself, have a Garmin bike computer so I can see CGM readings right on my handlebars, I don't have to, you know, look down on a watch or even thought phones, it's really convenient. That's what we're about is providing an opportunity for others to amplify the value of CGM.   Stacey Simms  8:06 This was a question that I got from the listener. What happens to the data? Is that a decision up to a company like Garmin, or is that part of your agreement, you know, where everybody's always worried about data privacy? And with good reason?   Jake Leach  8:19 Yeah, data privacy is super important area when when you're handling customer information. And so the way that it works is, when you're using our applications at the beginning, when you sign up, there's some consents, you're basically saying this is what can be done with my data. And the way we design our systems is, for example, with the connection to the Garmin devices, the only way they can access your data is if you type in your credentials into there, it's like it's almost like typing your username and password into the web to be able to access your bank account. It's the same thing, you're granting access to your data. And each company has their own consents around data. And so we all are required by regulatory agencies to stay compliant with all the different rules to Dexcom. We take it very seriously, and are very transparent about what happens with the data that's in we keep it in all of our consent forms that you click into as you as you work through the app.   Stacey Simms  9:13 But to be clear to use the API or to get the Dexcom numbers on your garmin, you said earlier, you have to enter your credentials,   Jake Leach  9:19 you have to you have to enter your Dexcom username and password. And that's how we know that it's okay for us to share that information with Garmins system because you are the one who authorized it.   Stacey Simms  9:30 Right. But that's also how you were going to use it. You just said you have to enter your name and password for them to use the information. So they just have to read individually like okay, Garmin or Livongo or whomever. Yes. Your individual terms of services.   Jake Leach  9:42 Yeah, for each each application that that you want to use you it's important to read the what they do with the data and how to use it.   Stacey Simms  9:49 That's really interesting. And Has anything changed with Dexcom? It's been a long time since we've talked about how you all use the data. My understanding is that it was blinded, you know, you're not turning around over to health insurers and saying yeah, done on this day this or are you?   Jake Leach  10:03 No, no, not at all, we basically use the information to track our product performance. So we look at products there. So it's de identified, we don't know whose product it was, we just can tell how products are performing in the field. That's a really important aspect. But we also use it to improve our products. So we when we see the issues that are occurring with the use of the product, we use it to improve it. So that's, that's our main focus. And the most important thing we do with it is provided to users where, where and when they need it. So you know, follow remote monitoring that the reason we built our data infrastructure was to provide users with features like follow and the clarity app and so forth.   Stacey Simms  10:36 Do those features work on other systems? Can I use Garmin to share or follow?   Jake Leach  10:41 Not today? So right now, it's, it's basically intended for the the person who's wearing the CGM. It's your personal CGM credentials that you type in to link the Carmen account. And so for today, it's specific around the user.   Stacey Simms  10:57 I assume that means you're working on for tomorrow.   Jake Leach  10:59 There's lots of Yeah, lots.   Stacey Simms  11:02 Which leads us of course to Well, I don't have to worry about that right now. Because you can't use any of this without the phone and the Phone is how we could share it follow. So it's not really an issue yet. Jake, talk to me about direct to watch to any of these watches. Yeah, where do we stand? I know G6. It's not going to happen. Where are we with G7? Right back to Jake answering my question, you knew I was gonna bring that up. But first Diabetes Connections is brought to you by Gvoke Hypopen. And when you have diabetes and use insulin, low blood sugar can happen when you don't expect it. That's why most of us carry fast acting sugar and in the case of very low blood sugar, why we carry emergency glucagon, there's a new option called Gvoke Hypopen the first auto injector to treat very low blood sugar Gvoke Hypopen is pre mixed and ready to go with no visible needle. In usability studies. 99% of people were able to give Gvoke correctly find out more go to diabetes connections.com and click on the Gvoke logo. Gvoke shouldn't be used in patients with pheochromocytoma or insulinoma. Visit Gvoke glucagon.com/risk now back to Dexcom's jake leach answering my question about direct to watch   Jake Leach  12:19 That's a great question and a really exciting technology. So direct to watch is where through Bluetooth, the CGM wearable communicates directly to a display device like a watch. So today, G6 communicates to the phone and to insulin pumps in our receiver are the displays. With G7, what we've done is we've re architected the Bluetooth interface to be able to also in addition to communicating with an insulin pump or a receiver and your mobile phone, it can also communicate with a wearable device like a Apple Watch, in particular, but other watches have those capabilities, with G7, reducing the capability within the hardware to have the direct communication director watch. And then in a subsequent release, soon after the launch to commercial launches of G7, we'll have a release where we bring the director watch functionality to the customers, there's the Bluetooth aspect, which is really important, you got to make sure it doesn't impact battery life and other things. But there's also the aspect of when it is direct to watch, it becomes your primary display. And so being able to reliably receive alerts on the watch was something that initially in the architecture wasn't possible. But as Apple's come out with multiple versions of the OS for the watch, they've introduced capability for us, so that we can ensure you get your alerts when you're wearing the watch. And so that was a really important aspect for us. And it's also for the FDA to ensure that if that's your main display, you've walked away from your phone, you have no other device to alert you that it's going to be reliable. And so that's exciting progress of last couple years with Apple making sure that can happen. You know,   Stacey Simms  13:56 we're all excited for Direct to watch. Obviously, it's a feature that many people are really clamoring for. But you guys promised it first with the G five in 2017. Do you all kind of regret putting the cart before the horse that way? Because my next follow up question is why should we believe you now?   Jake Leach  14:15 Yeah, you know, it Stacy's a good question. So we are hand was kind of forced because Apple actually announced it before we did. So they basically said we're opening up this capability on the watch to have the direct Bluetooth connectivity. And of course, we were excited to have someone like Apple talking about CGM on that kind of a stage. But then as we got into the details of actually making it work, we, you know, continually ran into another technical challenge after another technical challenge, and I totally agree. I wish it would have been two years later that they talked about at the keynote, but I'm comfortable that we've gotten past those types of issues. And so and it is built into G7. So we've got working systems and so it will introduce it rather quickly with G7   Stacey Simms  14:56 and to confirm G7 has been submitted for the CE mark Because the approval in Europe, but has not yet, as you and I are speaking today has not yet been submitted for FDA approval in the US.   Jake Leach  15:06 Yeah, we're just we're just finishing up our submission, we get some validations that we're running on some of the new manufacturing lines to make sure we can build enough of these for all the customers, we want to focus to move over to G7 as quick as possible. And so we'll we'll submit you seven to the FDA before the end of this year,   Stacey Simms  15:22 just kind of building off what you mentioned about Apple and making these announcements or, you know, sometimes Apple lets news get out there. Because they I don't know if they seem to enjoy it. I'm speculating. I don't have any insight track at Apple. But I wanted to ask you, I don't know if you can say anything about this. For the last year, every time I talk to somebody who's not getting the diabetes community, but they're on a technology podcast, or they're, they're hearing things about non invasive blood glucose monitoring, right, the Apple, Apple series seven or some watch this year, we're supposed to have this incredible, non invasive glucose monitoring was gonna put Dexcom and libre out of business, it was gonna be amazing. Of course, it didn't happen. But a bunch of companies are working on this. And Apple seems to be really happy to say maybe, or we're working on it, too, is Dexcom listening to these things. I mean, obviously, they're not here yet. They they are going to come. I'm curious if this is all you kind of happy to let that lay out their speculation. Or if you guys are thinking about anything like this in the future,   Jake Leach  16:17 we pay a lot of attention to non invasive technologies. We have a an investment component of our company that looks at you know, early stage startups. We also have many partnership discussions around CGM technologies. And so when it comes to non invasive, I think we'd all love to have non invasive sensors that are accurate and reliable. You know, for many, many years since I've been working on CGM, and many years before that, there has been attempts to make a non invasive technologies work. The challenge, though, is it's just sensing glucose in the human body with a non invasive technology is not been proven feasible. It's just there's a lot of different attempts and technologies have tried, and we pay close attention. Because if if something started to show promise, we become very interested in it. And basically making a Dexcom product that uses it, we just haven't seen anything that is accurate and reliable enough for what our customers need. That's to say, there could be a use case where a non invasive sensor doesn't have to be as accurate and reliable as what what Dexcom does. And so maybe there's a product there. But we're very focused on ensuring that the accurate, the numbers that we show, the glucose readings that we present to users are highly accurate, highly reliable, that you can trust them. And so when it comes to non invasive, we just haven't seen a technology that can do that. But I know that there's lots of folks out there working on it. And we're, we stay very close to the community.   Stacey Simms  17:40 Yeah, one of the examples I gave a guy who doesn't he does an Apple technology podcast, and he was like, you know, what, what do you think? And I said, Well, here's an example. He would a scale, and you have no idea if it's accurate. But you know, that once you step on it that that number probably is is stable, then you know, okay, I gained 10 pounds, I lost 10 pounds. But I have no idea if that beginning number makes any sense at all, you might be able to use that if you are a pre diabetic, or if you're worried about blood glucose, but you could never dose insulin using it because you have no idea where you're starting. So I think that's I mean, my lay person speculation. I think that's where that technology is now and to that point, but other people outside the diabetes community are looking to one of the more interesting stories, I think, in the last year or two has been use of CGM and flash glucose monitoring for people without diabetes at all, for athletes, for people who are super excited and interested in seeing what their body's doing. So we have companies like levels and super sapient. And you know, that kind of thing using the Liebreich. I'm curious of a couple of parts of this question. If you think you want to answer it is Dexcom. Considering any of those partnerships with the G7, which is much more simple, right? fewer parts and that kind of thing.   Jake Leach  18:46 Yeah, that's a great point, Stacey. So yes, G7 is a lot simpler. It was designed to be to take the CGM experience to the next level. And part of that is just the ease of use the product deployment the simplicity, someone who's never seen a CGM before, we want to be able to walk up approach G7 And just use it. There's a lot of opportunity we feel for glucose sensing outside of diabetes. Today CGM are indicated for use in diabetes, but in the future, with 30% of the adult population in the US having pre diabetes, meaning the glucose levels are elevated, but not to the point where they've been diagnosed with diabetes. There's just so much opportunity to help people understand their blood sugar and how it impacts lifestyle choices impact their blood sugar. In the immediate feedback you get from a CGM is just a there's nothing else like it. And so I think, you know, pre diabetes and even as you mentioned, kind of in athletics. There's a lot of research going on right now in endurance athletes, and in weight loss around using CGM readings for those different aspects. So I think there's a lot opportunity we're today we're focused on diabetes, both type one and type two and really getting technology to people around the globe. That can benefit from it. That's where our focus is. But we very much have programs where we look at, okay, where else could we use CGM? It's such a powerful tool, you could think in the hospital, there's so much opportunity around around glucose. Alright, so I'm   Stacey Simms  20:13 gonna give you my idea that I've given to the levels people, and they liked it, but then they dropped off the face of the earth. So I'll be contacting them again. Here's my idea. If somebody wants to pay for a CGM, and they don't have diabetes, but they're like paying out of pocket because they like their sleep tracker, and they like this and they like that, or some big companies gonna buy it and give it away for weight loss or whatever. You know, the the shoe company toms, where you buy a pair of shoes and they give one away. People are in the diabetes community are scrimping and saving and doing everything they can to get a CGM. Maybe we could do a program like that. Where if you don't quote unquote medically need a CGM. Your purchase could also help purchase one for an underserved clinic that serves people with diabetes.   Jake Leach  20:54 Getting CGM to those folks that didn't need them, particularly underserved areas, clinics. It's so important. I like the idea. It's a that's if there was a cache component that then provided the CGM to those that are less fortunate. I think that's, I like the idea. Next month is National Diabetes Awareness Month. And one of the things we're focused on for the month of November is how can we bring broader access to CGM? It's something we've been working on, you know, since we had our first commercial product, and there's still, you know, many people in the United States benefit, you know, 99% of in private insurance covers the product. You know, a lot of our customers don't pay anything, they have no copay. But you know, that's not the case for everybody. And so there's, there's definitely areas that we need to we are focusing on some of our non profit partners on bringing that type of greater access to CGM, because it's such a powerful tool and helping you live a more normal life.   Stacey Simms  21:50 In the couple of minutes that we have left. I had a couple more questions, mostly about G7. But you mentioned your hospital use. And last year, I remember talking to CEO Kevin Sayer about Dex comes new hospital program, which I believe launched during COVID. Do you have any kind of update on that or how it's been going?   Jake Leach  22:06 Yeah, so it was a authorization that we got from the FDA to raise special case during COVID, to be able to use G6 in the hospital. And so we had quite a few hospitals contact us early on in COVID, saying, Hey, we've got these patients, many of them have diabetes, they're on steroids. They're in the hospital, and we're trying to manage their glucose. And we're having a hard time because their standard of care in hospitals is either labs or finger sticks. And so we got this authorization with the FDA, we ship the product, many hospitals acquired it, and they were using it pretty successfully. What we'd say about G6 is really designed for personal use your mobile phone or a little receiver device, designed integrated with a hospital patient monitoring system or anything like that. You could imagine in the future that that could be a real strong benefit for CGM, the hospital, you can imagine you put it on, you know, anybody who has glucose control issues comes in the door. And then you basically can help ensure where resources need to be directed based on you know, glucose risk. I've always been passionate about CGM at a hospital. It's one of the early projects I worked on here. Dexcom. And I think it there's a lot of promise, particularly as we've improved the technology. So there's still hospitals today using G 600 of the authorization. And we're interested in designing a product for that market specifically, instead of right now. It's kind of under emergency years. But we think there's there's a great need there. That CGM could could help in basically glucose control in the hospital.   Stacey Simms  23:28 That's interesting, too. Of course, my mind being a mom went to camp as well. Right? If you could have a bunch of people I envision like a screen or you know, hospital monitoring that kind of thing. You wonder if you could do something at camp where there's 100 kids, you know, instead of having their individual phones or receivers at camp, it would be somewhere Central?   Jake Leach  23:46 Well, you know, what, between with the with the real time API, there are folks that are thinking about a camp monitoring system that can basically be deployed on campuses right now with follow. It's great for a family, but it's not really designed to, to follow a whole camp full of campers. But with the real time API, there's opportunities for others to develop an application that could be used like that. So yeah, there you go.   Stacey Simms  24:08 All right, a couple of G7 questions. The one I got mostly from listeners was how soon and I know, timelines can be tricky. But how soon will devices that use the G6? Will they be able to integrate the G7 Insulin pumps, that sort of thing? Sure. It's only Tandem right now. But you know, Omnipod, soon that that kind of thing?   Jake Leach  24:26 Yeah, I mean, that's coming. So I'll start with the digital partners like Garmin and others, that is going to be seamless, because the infrastructure that G6 utilizes to move data to through the API's is the same with G7. So that'll be seamless. When you talk about insulin pumps, so those are the ones that are directly connected to our transmitters that are taking the glucose readings for automated insulin delivery. So those systems were already working with Tandem and Insulet. On integrating G7 with their products have already seen prototypes up and running so they're moving as quickly as possible. So once We have G7 approved, then they can go in and go through their regulatory cycle to get G7 approved for us with their AI D algorithms. Really the timing is dictated mainly by those partners and the FDA, but we're doing everything we can to support them to ensure this as quick as possible.   Stacey Simms  25:17 Take I should have asked at the beginning, I'm so sorry, do you live with type one I've completely forgotten.   Jake Leach  25:21 I don't I made a reference to where I wear them all the time. Because, as you know, kind of leading the r&d team here, I love to experience the products and understand what our users what their experience is. And I just love learning about my glucose readings in the different activities I do. So I don't have type one. But I just I use the products all the time.   Stacey Simms  25:42 So to that end, have you worn the G7? And I guess I'd love to know a little bit more about ease of use. It looks like it's, it just looks like it's so simple.   Jake Leach  25:51 It is. Yeah. So I've participated in a couple of clinical trials where we use G7, it is really simple. One of the most exciting things though, I have to say is that when you put it on, it has this 30 minute warmup. So the two hours that we've all been used to for so many years, by the time you put the device on and you have it paired your phone, it's there's like 24 minutes left before you're getting CGM. So it's like it's it. That part is just one of the things that you it sounds awesome. But then when you actually experience it, it's pretty amazing. But yeah, the ease of use is great, because it's the applicator is simple. It's a push button like G sex where you just press the button and it deploys. But there's other steps where you're not having to remove adhesive liners, the packaging is very, very small. So we really focused on low environmental footprint. And so it's really straightforward. But probably the most the really significant simplification the application process is because the transmitter and the sensor all one component and sterilized and saying altogether, there's no pieces, there's no assembly required, you basically take the device and apply it and then it's up and running. There's no transmitted a snap in or two pieces to assemble before you you do the insertion.   Stacey Simms  26:59 I think I know the answer to this. But I wanted to ask anyway, was it when you applied for the CE mark? And I assume this would be the same for the FDA? Are there alternate locations? In other words, can we use it on our arms?   Jake Leach  27:11 And yeah, that is that is a great question. Yeah, our focus with one of our phones with G7 and the revised form factor, the new new smaller form factor and sensor probe was arm were so yeah, arm wears is really important part of the G7 product.   Stacey Simms  27:26 I got a question about Dexcom. One, which seems to be a less expensive product with fewer features that's available in Europe. Is that what Dexcom? One is?   Jake Leach  27:34 Yeah, so there's a product that we recently launched in Europe in European countries. That is it's called Dexcom. One. And what it is, is it's it's a product that's designed for a broad segment of diabetes, type one, type two, it's a lower price point. It has a reduced feature set from G6. But what it's really about is simplicity. And so in you know it's a available through E commerce solutions. So it's really easy to acquire the product and start using it. It's really to get into certain markets where we either weren't didn't have access to certain customers. And so it's really designed for get generating access for large groups of people that didn't have access to CGM before.   Stacey Simms  28:20 What does e commerce solution mean? No doctor   Jake Leach  28:23 there. So outside the United States CGM isn't no prescription required for many, many countries. So the US is one of the countries that does require prescriptions, other some other countries do too. But there's a large group outside the US that don't, but it's really around, you can basically go to the website, and you can purchase it over a website. So really kind of nice solution around think Amazon, right. You're going you're clicking on add the sensors and you're purchasing it. It's a exciting new product for us that we are happy to continue developing.   Stacey Simms  28:53 I think it might come to the US don't know. Yeah, that's   Jake Leach  28:56 good. Good question. Don't don't know. I mean, I think right now we see CGM coverage is so great access is great for CGM in the US it can always be better and extend your focus on that. But it's really for countries where there wasn't access,   Stacey Simms  29:08 I would think tough to since we do need a prescription differently. Yeah, Jake, you have been with Dexcom, almost 20 years, 18 years now. And a lot has changed. When you're looking back. And looking forward here at Dexcom. I don't really expect you to come up with some words of wisdom off the top of your head. But it's got to be pretty interesting to see the changes that the technology has brought to the diabetes community and how I don't know it just seems from where I sit and you're probably a couple of years ahead. It seems that the last five years have just been lightspeed. It has   Jake Leach  29:39 been things are speeding up in terms of our ability to bring products to market and there's a lot of things one is the development of technology. The other component is working with your groups like the FDA on you know, how do we get products to the customers as fast as possible and that that's been a big part of it right moving cheese six to class to becoming an IC GM that That was a huge part of our ability to get the technology out quickly and also scale it. I think there's a lot of aspects that has been faster. And you know, when I started Dexcom, we had this goal of designing a CGM that was reliable didn't require finger sticks that could make treatment decisions. All that and we were 100% focused on that. And as we got closer and closer, and now we have that which you six and also what you seven, then the opportunity that that product can provide, you start to really understand how impactful CGM can be around the world. And that's what I'm excited about now is I'm still excited about the technology always will be and we still have lots to do on making it better, more reliable and more integrated. But just how much CGM can do around around the globe. There's just so many things. It's beyond diabetes to so very excited about the future.   Stacey Simms  30:47 Many thanks, as always, and we'll talk soon, I am sure but I mean, I could never get to say it enough. I can't imagine doing the teenage years with my son without Dexcom. You guys, I know you did it just for me. You did it just in time. Appreciate it very much. He is doing amazing. And I can't he would not be sticking his fingers 10 times a day. So thank you.   Jake Leach  31:05 That's great to hear. Thanks, Stacy.   Announcer  31:12 You're listening to Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms.   Stacey Simms  31:18 As always more information at diabetes connections.com. And yeah, but that last bit there, I can say nice things. I mean, I really do feel that way. And I can still ask not so nice questions. Like if you're new, quite often, I will open up a thread in our Facebook group. It's Diabetes Connections of the group to gather questions for our guests. And I did that here with Dexcom, there's usually quite a lot of questions, I do have to apologize, I missed a big one. Because of the timing of the interview, I promise I will circle back around next time I talk to Dexcom. And that is all about the updates for iOS and for new phones, and how you know, sometimes Dexcom is behind the updates. What I mean by that is that they lag behind the updates. So you can go to the Dexcom website, I'll put a link up for this for Dexcom products that are compatible in terms of which iOS and that kind of thing. And they are behind. And Dexcom will always say they've said very publicly that they are working hard to catch up. But I guess the question that a few people really wanted to know was why, you know, why do they lag behind? What can be done about that? So they know, but I think it would be a good question to ask. So Sarah and others. I appreciate you sending that question. And I apologize that I didn't get to it this time around. And I'll tell you, you know, it's not something we've experienced, but I think it has to do and I'm speculating here more with the phone with the the newness and the the model of the phone sometimes then for the updates, especially if you don't have your updates on automatic. So I guess I'm kind of saying the same thing. But what I mean by that is Vinny, and I have very old phones. I have an eight. I'm not even sure he has the eight. We are terrible parents and I don't care about my phone, I would still have a Blackberry if that were possible. So I can't commiserate. I'm so embarrassed to even tell you that I can commiserate with the updates, because it's just not something that we have done. Benny, definitely if he were here, trust me. It's like his number. I would say it's his number one complaint that it's really high up on the list of complaints to the parenting department in our house. And yes, Hanukkah is coming. His birthday is coming. There will be some new phones around here. I'm doing an upgrade. I'm sure both of us have cracked phones. Were the worst. Oh, my goodness. All right. Well, more to come in just a moment. But first Diabetes Connections is brought to you by Dexcom. And this is the ad I was talking about earlier in the interest of full disclosure. But you know, one of the most common questions I get is about helping kids become more independent. I get asked this all the time at conferences for virtual chats in my local group. These transitional times are tricky. And we've gone through this preschool to elementary elementary to middle middle to high school. I can't speak high school to college yet, but you using the Dexcom really makes a big difference. For us. It's not all about sharing follow, although that's very, very helpful. Just think about how much easier it is for a middle schooler to look at their Dexcom rather than do four to five finger sticks at school, or for a second grader to just show their care teams a number. Here's where I am right before Jim. At one point, Ben, he was up to 10 finger sticks a day, he didn't have Dexcom until the end of fourth grade not having to do that made his management a lot easier for him. It's also a lot easier to spot the trends and use the technology to give your kids more independence. Find out more at diabetes connections.com and click on the Dexcom logo. I don't know about you, but I am getting a ton of email already about Diabetes Awareness Month and that is November this time of year I usually get I'd say 120 emails that are not snake oil, right one in 20 emails that maybe make sense for something we want to talk about on the show here that I would share on social media and I'm just inundated with nonsense. So I hope you are not as well. But I gotta say Diabetes Awareness Month this year. I've been pulling in My local group and talking about what to do because usually I highlight a lot of people and stories and I'll I'll still do that, I think, but I got to tell you people are, um, you know, this, we're all stressed out. And while it's a wonderful thing to educate, I always think Diabetes Awareness Month is not for the diabetes community, right? We are plenty aware of diabetes, this is a chance to educate other people. And that's why I like sharing those pictures and stories on my page, because the families then can share that with their people. And it's about educating people who don't have diabetes. But gosh, I don't know this year, I'm going to be just concentrating on putting out the best shows that I can I do you have a new project I mentioned last week that we're going to be talking about in the Facebook group. By the time this airs, I will have the webinars scheduled in the Facebook group. So very excited about that. Please check it out. But what are you doing for Diabetes Awareness Month? If you've got something you'd like me to amplify, please let me know. You can email me Stacey at diabetes connections.com. Or you can direct message me on the social media outlet of your choice. We are at YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. That's where Diabetes Connections lives. I'm on Tik Tok, or Snapchat or Pinterest. Oh my gosh. All right. Well, that will do it for this week. Thanks as always to my editor John Bukenas from audio editing solutions. Thank you so much for listening. I will be back on Wednesday. live within the news. Live on Facebook and now on YouTube as well. Until then, be kind to yourself. Benny: Diabetes Connections is a production of Stacey Simms media. All rights reserved. All wrongs avenged

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers
IT and the fourth industrial revolution w/ Ravin Jesuthasan

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 29:11


Technology is improving at a speed and scale never before seen in human history. This vast convergence of multiple different technologies has come to be known as the fourth industrial revolution. Ravin Jesuthasan, a futurist, author, speaker, and the Senior Partner and Global Leader for Transformation Services at Mercer, joins the show to share what the fourth industrial revolution means for IT and the future of work. We discuss: - The attributes of the fourth industrial revolution - The democratization of work - How the relationship between HR and IT will evolve Learn more at ravinjesuthasan.com. For more amazing DEX content, including podcasts, articles and exclusive research, head over to the DEX Hub (dex.nexthink.com). Register for Experience Everywhere here: nexthink.com/experience-2021/ 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.

Crypto Current
Chandra Duggirala & George Burke on Blending the Best of Bitcoin and Layer 2 with Portal DeFi

Crypto Current

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 33:05


Today Chandra Duggirala & George Burke joins us to discuss blending the best of Bitcoin and layer 2 with Portal DeFi. https://www.linkedin.com/in/csentropy/ (Chandra Duggirala), Bitcoiner and M.D. turned entrepreneur, ran two 8-figure software businesses, and is the inventor of functional layer 2 cross-chain atomic swaps (he solved problems keeping Tier Nolan's atomic swaps impractical until now).  https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgeburke/ (George Burke), 8 years in bitcoin, 3 exits in peer-to-peer/community startups incl. early bitcoin exchange Crypto Street, created the first Bitcoin debit card, and runs the world's oldest bitcoin meetup.  Portal makes DeFi unstoppable with anonymous, zero-knowledge swaps via the first cross-chain DEX that's truly trustless. Unlike Uniswap/others, Portal eliminates minting wrapped coins (ie wBTC, wETH) or risky staking with intermediaries. Trading across incompatible blockchains is now just 1-click, trustless and private. Links https://portaldefi.com/ (https://portaldefi.com) https://twitter.com/portal_finance (https://twitter.com/portal_finance) Portal business deck: https://docsend.com/view/t4ds5iwdduzqpkyq (https://docsend.com/view/t4ds5iwdduzqpkyq)  Portal exchange protocol white paper: https://docsend.com/view/k2x6mjyz5qaece28 (https://docsend.com/view/k2x6mjyz5qaece28)  Chandra Duggirala's Portal protocol talk at San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup:  https://docsend.com/view/sd9iwckdgkghpnd7 (https://docsend.com/view/sd9iwckdgkghpnd7) Eric Martindale & Chandra Duggirala "unstoppable exchange" talk at Silicon Valley Bitcoin Meetup: https://docsend.com/view/fwiq7knwyjfgh25x (https://docsend.com/view/fwiq7knwyjfgh25x)  "No ICO" model for compliant token distribution as non-securities to shareholders: https://docsend.com/view/vdukde5td2g63msf (https://docsend.com/view/vdukde5td2g63msf)  Tech:  - Github repo: https://github.com/FabricLabs/fabric (https://github.com/FabricLabs/fabric) - Fabric framework: https://dev.fabric.pub/ (https://dev.fabric.pub/) *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy but only as an expression of his opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only.  ~  Put your Bitcoin and Ethereum to work. Earn up to 12% interest back with https://get.tantralabs.io/earn/?utm_source=cryptocurrent&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=advertising-display-cryptocurrent&utm_content=lp (Tantra Labs). ~  New to crypto? Check out our https://bit.ly/394YKFw (Crypto for Beginners) Step-by-Step Guide to Crypto Investing!  ~  Follow us on https://bit.ly/3CPwepn (Youtube), http://bit.ly/2TRIArp (Twitter), http://bit.ly/38yfrqo (Instagram), http://bit.ly/39DhpHi (Facebook), http://bit.ly/38wsXL5 (LinkedIn), & https://bit.ly/3yQ30Es (Tik Tok).  ~  Want to make ~$25+ a month for FREE? Sign up to get a FREE https://www.emrit.io/?referral=cryptocurrent (emrit.io Coolspot today)!  ~  Want to learn more about cryptocurrency? Check out our https://bit.ly/2CbaYzw (educational videos) today!  ~  https://bit.ly/2TF3Gtb (Swan) is the easiest and most affordable way to accumulate Bitcoin with automatic recurring purchases. Start your plan today and get $10 of free Bitcoin dropped into your account.  ~  Want access to cool crypto/blockchain projects that you can use immediately? Check out our https://bit.ly/3eZ8J1E (partnerships page)!  ~  Looking to attend a cryptocurrency or blockchain event? Check out our https://bit.ly/2ZVCV8f (events page)!  ~  Tune in on...

FFT Podcast
Episode 67 "Life Support"

FFT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 15:35


This week Dex does something different he asks questions for you all to answer while giving an update about the show https://linktr.ee/FFTPodcast​​ https://linktr.ee/zaysincere​​ https://www.patreon.com/Dexfp88​

Axie Chat
Wen Dex??? Battles V1 Update & Battles V2 Mystery Leeks

Axie Chat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 83:21


Baronar and Enjoi speculate on the upcoming Dex and RON token, discuss the Battles V1 update delay, and some unofficial Battles V2 leeks.AxieChat is live every Tuesday night at 8pm EST/7pm CST - https://www.twitch.tv/baronar!And if you want even MORE AxieChat, we have a private stream at 9pm EST following the public stream, you can learn more About the AxieChat All AXS Pass here. The Q4 Pass IS NOW ON SALE! Buy the Q4 Pass on Rarible Buy Founders Pass from the secondary market Feel free to join our free discord to join the conversation: https://discord.gg/Htarw3dYZWDid you enjoy this episode? Please Subscribe and drop a Review to help spread the Axie word!This content regards an NFT gaming experience and is for informational and entertainment purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. Frankly, don't be dumb. We have no responsibility for your decisions, we are not game developers and we could be completely wrong about anything we discuss or any opinions we share. Axie Chat is a community effort produced and performed by baronar and Enjoi. Axie Chat is unaffiliated with Axie Infinity/Sky Mavis and is not an official source for Axie Infinity information.

Superweird: A Quest for the Absurd in Children's Television with Ben & Dexter
Episode 42: Superbook s1e16 "The Patience of Job"

Superweird: A Quest for the Absurd in Children's Television with Ben & Dexter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 78:12


Ben and Dex go back to the well of misguided morality called Superbook to learn the story of Job. God and Satan have a little pow wow and a farmer loses everything to teach a lesson to... someone.

New To Crypto
What is SpiritSwap The Emerging DEX on Fantom [Fantom Series]

New To Crypto

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 9:13


Let's continue our Fantom Ecosystem series with another new DEX protocol on the Fantom blockchain - SpiritSwap; a great place for yield farming and gateway to becoming an LP. In this episode we are going to take the opportunity provided by the SpiritSwap systems to start diving a bit deeper into Liquidity Pools and becoming a liquidity provider. Check us out at https://newtocrypto.io/Make sure to tune in and learn everything you need to know about SpiritSwap! 

Crypto Current
Jared Moore on Simplifying Cross-Chain Swaps with Sifchain

Crypto Current

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 26:33


Today ​​Jared Moore joins us to discuss simplifying cross-chain swaps with Sifchain. Jared is the Director of Marketing for Sifchain, the omni-channel DEX connecting Cosmos to Ethereum and any EVM chain. Links https://sifchain.finance/ (https://sifchain.finance) https://dex.sifchain.finance/ (https://dex.sifchain.finance) *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy but only as an expression of his opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only.  ~  Put your Bitcoin and Ethereum to work. Earn up to 12% interest back with https://get.tantralabs.io/earn/?utm_source=cryptocurrent&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=advertising-display-cryptocurrent&utm_content=lp (Tantra Labs). ~  New to crypto? Check out our https://bit.ly/394YKFw (Crypto for Beginners) Step-by-Step Guide to Crypto Investing!  ~  Follow us on https://bit.ly/3CPwepn (Youtube), http://bit.ly/2TRIArp (Twitter), http://bit.ly/38yfrqo (Instagram), http://bit.ly/39DhpHi (Facebook), http://bit.ly/38wsXL5 (LinkedIn), & https://bit.ly/3yQ30Es (Tik Tok).  ~  Want to make ~$25+ a month for FREE? Sign up to get a FREE https://www.emrit.io/?referral=cryptocurrent (emrit.io Coolspot today)!  ~  Want to learn more about cryptocurrency? Check out our https://bit.ly/2CbaYzw (educational videos) today!  ~  https://bit.ly/2TF3Gtb (Swan) is the easiest and most affordable way to accumulate Bitcoin with automatic recurring purchases. Start your plan today and get $10 of free Bitcoin dropped into your account.  ~  Want access to cool crypto/blockchain projects that you can use immediately? Check out our https://bit.ly/3eZ8J1E (partnerships page)!  ~  Looking to attend a cryptocurrency or blockchain event? Check out our https://bit.ly/2ZVCV8f (events page)!  ~  Tune in on https://bit.ly/2CN9bl1 (Crypto Current TV) throughout the week for a 24/7 crypto stream on the latest action on crypto markets, news, and interviews with the industry's top experts!  ~  Enjoying our podcast? Please leave us a 5 star review http://bit.ly/2Is3iJ9 (here)!  ~  Stay up to date with the latest news in cryptocurrency by opting-in to our http://bit.ly/2xmkKfQ (newsletter)! You will receive daily emails (M-S) that are personalized and curated content specific to you and your interests, powered by artificial intelligence.  ~  We were featured as one of the http://bit.ly/2vRAGGl (Top 25 Cryptocurrency Podcasts) and one of the http://bit.ly/33cnus9 (16 Best Cryptocurrency Podcasts in 2020).  ~  Are you an accredited investor looking to invest in cryptocurrency? Check out http://bit.ly/2IrKABr (Crescent City Capital).  ~  Earn Interest. Receive Loans. Trade Crypto. Start Today! Learn more about how you can https://bit.ly/38Ezc3s (sign up for Blockfi).  ~  Want to be on our show or know someone who should? http://bit.ly/38ufSC8 (Contact us) today!  ~  We hope you are enjoying our cryptocurrency and blockchain educational content! We greatly appreciate donations, which all go directly towards creating even better educational content. Thank you for your generosity!  Buy us a coffee http://bit.ly/2VReXsS (here) :)

Lured Up - A Pokémon GO Podcast

Lured Up Podcast 197 Record Date - 10/15/21 Publish Date - 10/17/21   THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY MANSCAPED Use Promo Code - BALLCHECK - at https://www.manscaped.com/ for 20% Off and Free Worldwide Shipping! Your Balls Will Thank You!   It's been a busy two weeks behind the scenes! Apologies for the break in our release schedule! We start with a recap of October so far including the Secrets of the Jungle Event! Seems like most Trainers forgot about Zarude shortly after catching it! Beyond that the event was still really fun and the shake up of available Pokémon felt great!   We work our way into the current Halloween event which has an incredible amount of features packed into two weeks! We start with the event long features before dissecting each week and how we will be approaching gameplay throughout. Week one gives us a nice balance of costume Pokémon, Special Research, and a new shiny to chase, while week two brings new Dex entries and game mechanics!    After our break we discuss the User Experience improvements that are currently being tested! PokéStops are finally getting a rework and we are excited for the new mechanics to go live globally!   October Events - https://bit.ly/LU197October Halloween Event - https://bit.ly/LU197Halloween  Halloween Cup - https://bit.ly/LU197HalloweenCup  Testing Improvements - https://bit.ly/LU197Testing Support the show by shopping at TCGPlayer.com using this link - https://bit.ly/TCGPlayerAffiliate    Pokémon Professor Network Merch Store - https://bit.ly/PPNMerchStore  Secret League Pin - http://bit.ly/SecretLeaguePin  Google Calendar - https://bit.ly/LuredUpGoogleCalendar  Willow's Almanac - https://bit.ly/LU127WillowsAlmanac    info@luredup.com    Inappropriate Voicemail, Text, and Picture Line - 732-835-8639  http://pokemonprofessor.com  https://www.luredup.com http://bit.ly/PokeProfNetPatreon  http://bit.ly/PokeProfNetFacebook  http://bit.ly/PokeProfNetTwitter  http://bit.ly/PokeProfNetYouTube  http://bit.ly/PokeProfNetInstagram  http://bit.ly/LuredUpTumblr  http://bit.ly/LuredUpApplePodcasts   http://bit.ly/LuredUpSpotify  http://bit.ly/LuredUpStitcher  http://bit.ly/LuredUpGooglePodcasts  http://bit.ly/LuredUpIHeartRadio  https://bit.ly/LUPodchaser    Hosts Ken Pescatore Adam Tuttle   Writer and Producer Ken Pescatore   Executive Producer  Paul Bhatt   Show music provided by GameChops and licensed through Creative Commons   ▾ FOLLOW GAMECHOPS ▾ http://instagram.com/GameChops http://twitter.com/GameChops http://soundcloud.com/GameChops http://facebook.com/GameChops http://youtube.com/GameChops http://www.gamechops.com   Intro Music Lake Verity (Drum & Bass Remix)  Tetracase GameChops - Ultraball http://gamechops.com/ultraball/ https://soundcloud.com/tetracase  https://soundcloud.com/MegaFlare0   Break Music National Park Mikel & GameChops GameChops - Poké & Chill http://smarturl.it/pokechill https://twitter.com/mikel_beats   Outro Music Vast Poni Canyon CG5 & GlitchxCity (Future Bass Remix) GameChops - Ultraball http://gamechops.com/ultraball/  http://soundcloud.com/cg5-beats https://soundcloud.com/glitchxcity Pokémon And All Respective Names are Trademark and © of Nintendo 1996-2021 Pokémon GO is Trademark and © of Niantic, Inc.Lured Up and the Pokémon Professor Network are not affiliated with Niantic Inc., The Pokémon Company, Game Freak or Nintendo.   #pokemon #pokemongo #podcast

Suburban Paranormal
24 Hour Paranormal Binge & Dave Grohl A UFO Nut | Suburban Paranormal #36

Suburban Paranormal

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 19:05


Dex this week covers a few news articles that are out there. The news cycles are kind of slow. Dave Grohl has reiterated that he is a UFO nut. Also we discuss just how famous you have to be before people will blindly follow you or open their mind to the possibility of UFOs or Ghosts. The post 24 Hour Paranormal Binge & Dave Grohl A UFO Nut | Suburban Paranormal #36 first appeared on Cinescape Media.

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho
Cuentos fantásticos. Vampire of late capitalism, de Carlos G. Gurpegui.

DIAS EXTRAÑOS con Santiago Camacho

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 40:22


Una semana más llegan a DEX los cuentos fantásticos y siempre sorprendentes que nos trae Xavi Villanueva. Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

Kinky Cocktail Hour
The Pan Leather Scene

Kinky Cocktail Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 52:58


In this episode, Lady Petra and Saffermaster chat with Dex about his journey in the Pan Leather Scene over a Cuban Old Fashioned. 

TADPod
#7 Fringe Culture ft. KBD and Dex

TADPod

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 34:13


KBD and Dex hop in the studio to discuss college life, real-world problems, and the grind. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tadpod/support

Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast
264 And there was a firefight!

Nerd’s RPG Variety Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 33:55


Session recaps of DEX and Twilight 2000 4E plus unboxings and random thoughts. Hashbrown RichterCon 202X Call your entries for the RichterCon 202X theme to https://anchor.fm/joe-richter9 You can leave me a message here on Anchor, at nerdsrpgvarietycast 'at' gmail 'dot' com or find me on the Audio Dungeon Discord Ray Otus did the art for this show, you can find his blog at plundergrounds.blogspot.com/ TJ Drennon provides music for my show. Favorite Charity: Forgotten Angels website www.forgottenangelsflorida.org/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jason376/message

BlockHash: Exploring the Blockchain
Sameep Singhania - Co-founder of QuickSwap

BlockHash: Exploring the Blockchain

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 31:06


Today on EP. 183 of the BlockHash Podcast, Co-founder Sameep Singhania and Brandon Zemp discuss QuickSwap, a next-gen DEX trading at lightning-fast speeds with near-zero gas fees, powered by Polygon. Listen to the full episode wherever you go on Anchor, Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon Music and more! The podcast is available on… Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blockhash-exploring-the-blockchain/id1241712666 Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/6dc84ee4-845b-4bea-b812-b876daab2c7e/BlockHash-Exploring-the-Blockchain Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4AGqU8qxIYVkxXM4q2XpO1 Google Podcasts: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNmNhNWM0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Website: www.blockhashpodcast.com On Social Media… Website: https://quickswap.exchange/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sameepsi Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuickSwapDex Medium: https://medium.com/@Polytrade/meet-the-team-sameep-singhania-blockchain-developer-ca81d558b467 Find Brandon Zemp & the podcast on Social Media… Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblockhash/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zempcapital/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/zempcapital Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblockhash LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/brandonzemp NFTs by BlockHash… OpenSea: https://opensea.io/collection/zemp OpenSea: https://opensea.io/collection/kiseokkim OpenSea: https://opensea.io/collection/officialcryptoghosts Sign up for the newsletter… (FREE) Blockchain Weekly: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zemp (MEMBERS ONLY) Blockchain Insider: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/zemp/members

New To Crypto
Why the Serum DEX on Solana Will Crush It With On-Chain Orderbooks

New To Crypto

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 11:52


It's time to take a look at the new generation of decentralized exchange. It offers traders fully decentralized crypto trading, including trustless, fast, and inexpensive limit orders. I'm talking about Solana's DEX Serum! With the backing of great leadership, partnerships in the crypto industry and endless liquidity, this is another project you really want to keep your eyes on. Tune in and find out why Solana's DEX Serum will crush the market! 

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers
Tim's digital burnout intervention w/ Betsy Bula (GitLab)

Digital Employee Experience: A Show for IT Change Makers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 29:44


With the almost constant screen time we're all facing these days between work and home lives, most of us are flirting with digital burnout. And if we aren't, it's probably because we're already right smack dab in the middle of it. Due to the pandemic, we're just not experiencing a normal level of digital engagement. Betsy Bula , All-Remote Evangelist at GitLab, join s the show to save us all from ourselves. She shares why digital burnout is becoming more prevalent and what we can do to spot it and address it. We discuss: - Management approaches for the remote context - Hybrid/remote burnout vs traditional in-office burnout - 5... 4 ways to spot remote burnout - How to respond to burnout  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.

The Bitboy Crypto Podcast
Low Cap Cardano Altcoin Set To MOON

The Bitboy Crypto Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 7:00


After the success of the Cardano Summit last month, Charles Hoskinson is enjoying some hard-earned R & R: tending to the cabbage patch, building his butterfly collection, and knitting some sexy new ponchos for the year ahead. Some things you just can't un-see. Development on the Cardano network continues to grow at an incredible rate, leaving the ADA bears nothing to do but go back into the woods and lick their wounds. With Cardano smart contracts now finally up and running, the race to launch the number one DEX on the Cardano blockchain network is truly underway. In this video, we'll be taking a look at one of the leading contenders, Adax, a new DeFi project, DEX, and liquidity protocol that could raise the bar for DeFi on one of the most impressive blockchains around. Tune in for an overview of one of the most promising new projects on Cardano.

Pillars Of Wealth Creation
POWC #417 – Networking for Success

Pillars Of Wealth Creation

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 27:14


Welcome to Pillars of Wealth Creation, where we talk about building financial freedom with a special focus in business and Real Estate. Follow along as Todd Dexheimer interviews top entrepreneurs, investors, advisers and coaches. In this episode, Todd and Matt talk about the top tips for successful networking. Get your tickets to the Northstar Real Estate Conference here: https://northstarunlimited.live/nrec-2021/ Use code DEX for $100 off. Interested in coaching? Schedule a call with Todd at www.coachwithdex.com Connect with Pillars Of Wealth Creation on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PillarsofWealthCreation/ Subscribe to our email list at www.pillarsofwealthcreation.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/PillarsOfWealthCreation

The Defiant
"Wall Street Bets Taught Me to Have Faith in the Collective Intelligence:" WSB Founder Jaime Rogozinski

The Defiant

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 69:36


In this week's episode, I interview Jaime Rogozinski, founder of Wall Street Bets, the famous Reddit trading group which earlier this year organized to push up the price of heavily shorted stocks like Gamestop and AMC to create a short squeeze, which had the double benefit of amplifying the group's gains and screwing over big hedge funds. Jaime goes over what led him to create the subreddit back in 2012 and how it grew into several thousands and then millions of members. He started Wall Street Bets to make money, but also because he believed the financial system was broken and so-called retail traders should have a chance against the big guys. A lot of those sentiments mirror ideals that fuel the cryptocurrency community and so it's only natural that after his exit from Wallet Street Bets, he has found his way into crypto. Thanking our sponsors: Balancer, one of the leading DeFi automated market makers (AMM) for multiple tokens. Dive into their pools here! Enzyme provides an easy way to build, scale and monetize DeFi investment strategies Kraken, consistently rated the best and most secure cryptocurrency exchange, which can get you from fiat to DeFi Aave, an open source and non-custodial liquidity protocol where users can earn interest on deposits and borrow assets The DeFi Pulse Index, by Index Coop - DPI is the easiest way to capture the upside of DeFi with the benefit of diversification. Buy DPI today on your favorite DEX.

New To Crypto
What is the DeFi Protocol Synthetix and How Does It Tie Into Synthetic Assets

New To Crypto

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 11:34


Today I break down what this DeFi Protocol called Synthetix is and how it ties into synthetic assets all while being built on the Ethereum blockchain. I'm talking about Synthetix and the SNX token. In this episode, I'll give you the breakdown of everything you need to know to understand and leverage Synthetix so you can trade across their decentralized exchange while harnessing synthetic assets such as crypto assets, stocks, currencies, precious metals, and other assets. As always this podcast is Not financial advice. Be sure to do your own due diligence.Let's dive in and get started! 

The Scoop
Here's how Axie Infinity is bridging the divide between blockchain gaming and DeFi

The Scoop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 33:09


 On this episode of The Scoop, Sky Mavis Games Co-Founder and Growth Lead Jeff ‘Jiho' Zirlin joined Frank Chaparro at the 2021 Mainnet Conference to discuss their game Axie Infinity. Chaparro and Zirlin cover Axie's recent growth in popularity, kicking off the ‘Play-To-Earn' trend in gaming, and how Axie Infinity players in the Philippines and other emerging economies are playing the game to supplement their incomes. To be sure, the project's concentration in the Philippines speaks to how much work the project has ahead of it in making it truly global. Zirlin told Chaparro that Axie's user base has grown from some 38K active users in April to around 1.7 Million active users in August. Interest in the project has since waned given a wider rout in the gaming NFT market, down roughly 45% as per data from The Block, with a weekly volume has decline of about $220M from peak to around $130M. But even Zirlin admitted that interest can wane as quickly as it has built up: "So the cool thing about NFT games or even crypto in general is like we have these very powerful feedback loops that cause over decades or over years, huge network effects. But any positive feedback loop that creates a negative creates a network effect can also run in reverse." Like the emerging markets Axie is popular in, Zirlin noted that the game also shows characteristics of an emerging market economy where "you have hot inflows of money and then also withdrawals." Zirlin announced on The Scoop that Axie is creating their own DEX for the game. Instead of moving funds to wallets and then to an exchange to convert cryptocurrency, players will be able to convert their funds directly to the currency of their choosing through the DEX. "We're also working on an in-house decentralized exchange or a Dex which will be native to our Ethereum-side chain called Ronin." Zirlin said, adding, "I think we really saw the future of the gaming industry and rightly, we've kind of seen the emergence of this metaverse emerging market worker." Axie Infinity recently completed a $7.6 million funding round that included among its investors billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban. Episode 61 of Season 3 of The Scoop was recorded at the 2021 Mainnet Conference with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Jeff Zirlin, Co-Founder & Growth Lead at Sky Mavis. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to podcast@theblockcrypto.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Bakkt, Kraken, and Exodus Bakkt® unlocks the $1.2+ trillion of digital assets that is currently held in cryptocurrencies, rewards and loyalty points, gaming assets and merchant stored value. We began in 2018 with the vision to bring trust and transparency to digital assets. Through the Bakkt Warehouse and Bakkt Bitcoin Futures and Options contracts, we serve institutional clients in an end-to-end regulated market with true price transparency. For consumers, Bakkt aggregates digital assets to enable instant liquidity and to empower users to trade, transfer and pay however they want. Visit Bakkt.com for more information About Kraken Whether you're an experienced crypto trader or just starting out, Kraken has the tools to help you achieve financial freedom. With 50+ cryptocurrencies to choose from, industry-leading security and a wide variety of features to suit any investing strategy, Kraken puts the power in your hands to buy, sell and trade digital assets. Visit Kraken.com to get started today. About Exodus Exodus is leading the world out of traditional finance by building beautiful and user-friendly crypto products. Forget having to learn the nuances of different cryptocurrencies. Exodus is designed for everyone and hides the complex details behind a beautiful and intuitive interface.   Buy and sell one cryptocurrency for another from the comfort of your wallet, in seconds. Funds remain under your full control.

New To Crypto
What is AirSwap and Understanding This Emerging DEX Built on Ethereum

New To Crypto

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 7:32


If peer to peer trading is your market, then this is an episode you can't miss. AirSwap is an emerging DEX built on Ethereum running four different elements that work together to enable decentralized, secure peer to peer trading while offering price information to both parties. In order to really take advantage of the benefits, tune into this episode and learn everything you need to know about AirSwap.Let's dive in and get started! 

All About Android (Video HI)
AAA 544: No One Wins the Streaming Wars - Android 12.1, USB-C for all, Wyze Buds Pro review, Galaxy S22 Ultra

All About Android (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 90:27


Hands-on with Android 12.1: First look at the update for foldable phones! Everything we know about Android 12.1: Foldables, fixes, dynamic colors, and more. Google Brings More Pixel-Exclusive Features to All Android Phones. Android adds facial gesture controls and handwriting recognition accessibility features. EU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhones. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. The original Surface Duo will get Android 11 by the end of this year. Wyze Buds Pro review. Exclusive: Here are the new and upcoming camera features of the Google Pixel 6 Pro. The Galaxy Note is back, it's just going to be called the "Galaxy S22 Ultra". NBC warns that its channels could be removed from YouTube TV over a contract dispute. NBC Tried to Force Peacock on YouTube TV. Google boldly decides not to introduce all-new messaging solution, brings Chat to Calendar instead. Why did Google move Device Controls in Android 12? How I use a lapdock with DeX. An Android tablet conspiracy theory. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/2XZeEPz Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: Mishaal Rahman Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

All About Android (MP3)
AAA 544: No One Wins the Streaming Wars - Android 12.1, USB-C for all, Wyze Buds Pro review, Galaxy S22 Ultra

All About Android (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 90:02


Hands-on with Android 12.1: First look at the update for foldable phones! Everything we know about Android 12.1: Foldables, fixes, dynamic colors, and more. Google Brings More Pixel-Exclusive Features to All Android Phones. Android adds facial gesture controls and handwriting recognition accessibility features. EU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhones. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. The original Surface Duo will get Android 11 by the end of this year. Wyze Buds Pro review. Exclusive: Here are the new and upcoming camera features of the Google Pixel 6 Pro. The Galaxy Note is back, it's just going to be called the "Galaxy S22 Ultra". NBC warns that its channels could be removed from YouTube TV over a contract dispute. NBC Tried to Force Peacock on YouTube TV. Google boldly decides not to introduce all-new messaging solution, brings Chat to Calendar instead. Why did Google move Device Controls in Android 12? How I use a lapdock with DeX. An Android tablet conspiracy theory. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/2XZeEPz Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: Mishaal Rahman Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
All About Android 544: No One Wins the Streaming Wars

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 90:02


Hands-on with Android 12.1: First look at the update for foldable phones! Everything we know about Android 12.1: Foldables, fixes, dynamic colors, and more. Google Brings More Pixel-Exclusive Features to All Android Phones. Android adds facial gesture controls and handwriting recognition accessibility features. EU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhones. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. The original Surface Duo will get Android 11 by the end of this year. Wyze Buds Pro review. Exclusive: Here are the new and upcoming camera features of the Google Pixel 6 Pro. The Galaxy Note is back, it's just going to be called the "Galaxy S22 Ultra". NBC warns that its channels could be removed from YouTube TV over a contract dispute. NBC Tried to Force Peacock on YouTube TV. Google boldly decides not to introduce all-new messaging solution, brings Chat to Calendar instead. Why did Google move Device Controls in Android 12? How I use a lapdock with DeX. An Android tablet conspiracy theory. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/2XZeEPz Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: Mishaal Rahman Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

The SKOR North Twins Show
3 Minnesota Twins BOLD predictions for the offseason

The SKOR North Twins Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 39:21


The Minnesota Twins season is (finally) coming to a close. Was this the most disappointing season of all time in terms of expectations?; (14:00) Three bold predictions from Judd, Jake and Dex on offseason moves for the Twins.

Mackey & Judd w/ Ramie
3 Minnesota Twins BOLD predictions for the offseason

Mackey & Judd w/ Ramie

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 39:21


The Minnesota Twins season is (finally) coming to a close. Was this the most disappointing season of all time in terms of expectations?; (17:32) Three bold predictions from Judd, Jake and Dex on offseason moves for the Twins.

FFT Podcast
Episode 64 "What's Beef?"

FFT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 31:29


Dex, Whop & Bankz talk about a bunch of topics they are joined in by K.C & X to dig in deeper to this situational topics and much more enjoy the show https://linktr.ee/FFTPodcast​​ https://linktr.ee/zaysincere​​ https://www.patreon.com/Dexfp88​

Today in America
Snoop Dogg Reveals Himself As NFT Whale

Today in America

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 5:03


Quick Take Snoop Dogg reveals himself as pseudonymous crypto Twitter personality Cozomo de' Medici. MakerDAO launches the official DAI Token Bridge for Arbitrum. DEX aggregator 1inch adds support for Arbitrum. Digital contract platform OpenLaw rebrands as Tribute Labs, focusing on legal DAOs. Newsletter: https://todayinethereum.substack.com

FFT Podcast
Episode 63 "If The Shoe Fits"

FFT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 20:57


Dex gives people his thoughts on some recent situations

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
All About Android 543: It's Pixel Season

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 74:23


OnePlus Spills the Details on What Its Merger With Oppo Will Look Like. ColorOS vs OxygenOS. Android 6 and up will start stripping unused apps' permissions. Google Play Services now lets you delete your advertising ID when you opt out of ad personalization. Google's foldable phone plans include two devices, Android 12.1 release. Android 12.1 will improve the foldable phone experience likely in preparation for the Pixel Fold. Galaxy Fold-style Pixel foldable, 'Jumbojack,' spotted in Android 12.1. Real-life Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are in the window of NYC Google Store. Pixel 6 and 6 Pro hit FCC with Wi-Fi 6E support. Exclusive: Here's everything we learned about the Pixel 6 Pro from the actual phone. Exclusive: Here are the likely specs of the Google Tensor chip in the Pixel 6 Tech News Weekly Episode 201. Samsung Note 22 Ultra design spotted, Note line may still be released. Google Calendar widgets finally get a button to quickly add events. Google Drive's Material You redesign adds that quirky, bulbous X-shaped widget. Google Keep's Material You update is here with new widgets as well. Google app readying that Material You Weather widget found in Pixel 6 ads. DeX and lapdocks like the NexDock. A positive review of Assistant Driving Mode. A tip for playing your YouTube Music uploaded library. Read our show notes: https://bit.ly/3nRUUIN Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: hover.com/twit