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How many times have you doubted yourself? David Chen shares his story of starting from zero, experiencing victory, defeat, and choosing to get back up many times over. David has over 10 years of experience with a big 4 firm. He created and developed the Chinese Services Group for Deloitte Mexico. In 2010, David and his team were recognized by the global Deloitte firm and they won the prestigious "Standards of Excellence Award" for a 1 billion USD merger. David, at the age of 34, was one of the youngest partners at Deloitte, and worked on over 500 transactions with Fortune 500 companies. In 2015, David founded the Venture Capital Firm BLCP Capital with his partners. In 2017, David joined SparkleCOIN, a blockchain and cryptocurrency company, as CFO and VP of Business Strategy. He worked as VP of business strategy, he also works on business development, financial strategies, blockchain development for business use, blockchain implementation, blockchain strategy, ICO consulting, and client development for business use. David started the consulting & private equity company GTIF Capital consulting in E Sports, Technology, health care, brand growth, global strategies and real-estate investments. David started his journey in to esports in 2018 and invested in Faze Clan. He soon followed up with putting Faze Clan in a Super Bowl commercial. He joined several start-ups and became President of North American Collegiate League a non-profit collegiate league in 220 Universities in 20 countries including the only collegiate streaming in China and Esports TV shows in 7 countries in Asia. David consults, speaks, advises and invests in esports. He will be teaching next summer at SMU for esports design.In this episode, David talks about the journey of finding yourself and through intentionality, finding a way to execute. Join us and listen in![00:01 - 07:37] Opening Segment Welcoming David to the showGetting into IPO of a billion dollars from being homelessPanda as a symbol of universal love[07:38 - 21:57] You Are Your Own BackupHow eSports is changing the societyBeing at the top of the world but losing happinessHow ego can screw you up - the red pill moment[21:58 - 52:08] The Journey of Finding YourselfOvercoming childhood issues through forgivenessHow genuine care guides you to what mattersThe objectives and levels to get through[52:09 - 53:51] Closing SegmentYou survived 100% of your worst daysConnect with David!Closing wordsTweetable Quotes:“The only reason you're not doing what you don't want to do is because you don't want to do it. It's just that simple.” - David Chen“That's what people say you do things for other people that don't matter... If you're doing it to impress other people…it's an ego play. Everything in life has been screwed up because of your own ego.” - David ChenConnect with David:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-chen-a8b6a072/ 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. Dreamcatchers is an inclusive organization that targets people's interest in being more instead of a certain demographic. We have people from all walks of life at many different ages. Find out more at www.dreamsshouldbereal.com. Find out more about Jerome at www.d3v3loping.com or www.myersmethods.com.
Is Blockchain the future of business? This is a question that is on everyone's mind. While many believe that blockchain technology will change how we live and work in the future, others believe it is yet to hit its stride. There are also those who think it's just another consumer buzzword. Truth be told, decentralized ledger technology has a profound application in a world of people that want more control over their own data. The practical implications of this are unravelling every day. Tune in to find out more...
- 위메이드가 촉발시킨 ICO 제도화 논란- 아토피크림은 실손보험 제외, 왜?- 대기업 중고차 시장 진출, 대선 이후로 결정 미뤄출연 : 김현우 소장, 박세훈 작가, 나수지 기자ART19 개인정보 정책 및 캘리포니아주의 개인정보 통지는 https://art19.com/privacy & https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info 에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.
Today's blockchain and cryptocurrency news Brought to you by ungrocery.com Bitcoin is up slightly at $41,731 Ethereum is down slightly at $3,108 and Binance Coin down slightly at $432 Power ledger, up 27% India's central bank is creating a new fintech department. SEC charged Crowd Machine & Craig Sproule over an unregistered ICO from 2018. Gamestop makes crypto + NFT push. ARC NFT social network planned.
In this episode, Eduardo Ustaran, David Longford and Alexis Kateifides discuss the EDPD's new draft guidelines on Article 3 of the GDPR and data transfers, the TTDSG in Germany, the ICO's opinion on adtech, and the transition of Information Commissioners.
Standalone versions of Uncharted 4 and Lost Legacy are leaving the PS4 storefront. Miyazaki says there'd be no Dark Souls without ICO and Ubisoft is bringing NFT's to Ghost Recon! Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/theofficialitg YouTube - www.youtube.com/c/insidethegameofficial Discord - https://discord.gg/xNbTXg9 Twitter - @TheOfficialITG Instagram - @TheOfficialITG Our Site - www.insidethegame.ca
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Het Amsterdamse blockchainfonds Maven 11 haalde begin deze maand 105 miljoen euro op voor nieuwe investeringen in startende bedrijven. Genoeg reden voor een gesprek over venture capital in de cryptowereld. Want hoe werkt dat? Hoe kies je de goede projecten en zijn VC's eigenlijk uberhaupt wel nodig in een tijd van ICO's en een nieuwe decentrale markt? Te gast is Balder Bomans, chief investment officer bij Maven 11. Co-host is Bert Slagter.
Het Amsterdamse blockchainfonds Maven 11 haalde begin deze maand 105 miljoen euro op voor nieuwe investeringen in startende bedrijven. Genoeg reden voor een gesprek over venture capital in de cryptowereld. Want hoe werkt dat? Hoe kies je de goede projecten en zijn VC's eigenlijk uberhaupt wel nodig in een tijd van ICO's en een nieuwe decentrale markt? Te gast is Balder Bomans, chief investment officer bij Maven 11. Co-host is Bert Slagter.
The UK government recently launched data reforms to boost innovation, economic growth and protect the public, a year on from the creation of the National Data Strategy and a key step in its 10 Tech Priorities, which include unlocking the power of data. The proposed reforms aim to empower the ICO and businesses using data in innovative and responsible ways to benefit people's lives, in areas from healthcare to financial services. However, a new report from data analytics leader, Qlik, into the UK's FS industry suggests that while AI and predictive analytics has huge potential in FS organisations, low trust and regulatory fears are still holding back their widespread adoption in the industry. In fact, Only half (50%) of IT leaders FS organisations trust decisions made by predictive analytics solutions are without bias, 46% of IT leaders believe the regulatory burden outweighs the benefit that predictive analytics solutions could offer. Richard Spiegal, BI Centre of Excellence Leader at Nationwide, and Adam Mayer, Senior Manager at Qlik join me in a conversation on the state of regulation and trust around data in the financial services (FS) sector. We discuss how to tackle the issues laid out in Qlik's report, particularly around trust and regulation issues and the power of data analytics to help organisations build a data pipeline and democratise data in a safe, secure way with customers interests at heart. I also learn how Nationwide is exploring analytics use cases across anti-money laundering, financial crime, risk management, and supporting human decisions, for example, by triaging and helping to prioritise staff caseloads.
LinksCobieWebShow PartnerThis episode is presented by FTX. Trade on an awesome mobile interface fee-free, and still get all the great portfolio tracking features you know and love: https://uponly.tv/ftxShow NotesUpOnlyTV NotesIntroduction & Early Days ⁃ Bought Bitcoin first in 2012 but really down the rabbit-hole through 2013 onwards ⁃ Only other original CT person still active is Bob Laxative (formerly KingBTC) ⁃ Being early turned people into survivors. Cryptsy, MtGox etc hacked. Everything going to zero, only self custody BTC felt safe ⁃ Started with £200-300 ($500) and didn't put any more fiat in other than one investment in 2020 (that went to zero) ⁃ Got shilled QuarkCoin by Bill Still on cryptsy and accidentally sold the top. Got a DM from Jebus911 about another coin that went 70x ⁃ Up significantly in BTC early but down in USD in bear market. Lost a lot of BTC on things like BTCBuilder ⁃ Sold Cryptsy listings via API for months while at uni for free multiples before the alpha got leaked ⁃ Saw BTC as the solution following the financial crisis and levels of corruption and incompetenceMtGox ⁃ Gox was the main exchange and allegedly had a bot to buy back BTC that had been lost ⁃ Constant buy pressure caused the price to run ⁃ Unsure what the outcome would have been on the state of the market if it hadn't happened ⁃ Some friends got completely wiped by Gox ⁃ Psychologically put a lot of people off BTC having to consider the cost of buying the BTC they had lostTrading & Making It ⁃ Wouldn't consider ever having been a full time trader ⁃ It was more of a hobby or side hustle. Decisions mostly based on instinct and prior cycle behaviour ⁃ It's become much harder to call cycle bottoms and tops ⁃ People create narratives to rationalise things it's easier to learn from your own mistakes with time looking back ⁃ Above average at most things when actually trying, except League of Legends ⁃ Deep down believed he would eventually be a millionaire. Without crypto this would still have happened from acquisitions/startups ⁃ Opens you to being more risk tolerant in other areas of life e.g. taking stock vs salary ⁃ Easier to have conviction when you don't sit through large drawdowns and can gauge risk. “HODL is for poor people” unless disciplined you'll let your gains evaporate and might become a forced seller at the bottom ⁃ Tries to estimate probability of it being over on every dip. Wants to sell as close to the top as possible, can buy back higher if wrong. Won't work if you do this on every dipSupercycle ⁃ Idea of a Supercycle described by Su in earlier episode is probably right ⁃ If crypto becomes integrated into society and BTC becomes the store of value then it's the only thing that makes sense ⁃ Thinks it's not the right time for it to happen, integration is tertiary ⁃ If crypto disappears now how many lives are actually impacted ⁃ Unless you run …say a crypto podcast? (pls sir my family) ⁃ Maybe it is now but maybe it needs another boom/bust first before it reaches that level ⁃ Top 10/20 assets on CoinGecko right now – are we really ready for a supercycle??ETH ⁃ ETH DAO hack, ETC fork, ICOs put off. Didn't buy more ETH because conviction was low with all of this. Still held original ETH but could have rotated into buying much more ⁃ Instead of focusing on ponzification it's best to focus on change in products available e.g. genuine use case like lending on chain being built ⁃ Building blocks add value to the ecosystem because they enable future building blocks. OG DeFi protocols and things like MetaMask responsible for leading that changeFounding Lido & ETH 2.0 ⁃ Co-founded Lido but says Konstantin and Vasily are the real brains behind everything along with the core teams. Fought to not call it dPool. (Fought with Ledger to not have UpOnly called TokenTalk) ⁃ When PoS was created there was no real concept of DeFi ⁃ Staking Ethereum is just a better form of wrapped Ethereum and risk free yield is the bottom brick of DeFi ⁃ Thinks merge will be Q2/Q3 or later. Beacon chains have been live for a whole ⁃ People will think it's bullish but $35B on the beacon chain will become unlocked too⁃ Wider ETH community attitude to scaling is bad in level of acknowledgement it's atrociously bad right now. Optimistic roll ups have felt like a disappointment so far and ZK aren't EVM compatible yet ⁃ Misaligned incentives between people who got rich holding ETH and the usability of the network ⁃ Equally sceptical of alternative L1s. Fragmented liquidity and most will fail to sustain ecosystems without incentives ⁃ Easier to trust that ETH will be around in future vs a coin flip on some other L1s. Max 5% survive and likely still struggle. Maybe new L1s just keep getting funded forever?Identifying the Meta ⁃ Used to be buying things before it got listed on exchange, playing on APIs ⁃ Moved to buying when it listed on smaller exchanges before it hit the bigger exchanges ⁃ Shifted again to how to get coins before they hit any exchange and people would monitor BitcoinTalk and cloud mining was popular ⁃ 2017 was ICO meta trying to get in before main token sale ⁃ 2020 was DeFi farming ⁃ 2021 was BTC -> ETH -> DeFi complacency -> meme coins -> NFTs -> L1s and OHM forks ⁃ What's next? There is no crystal ball, you can guess the narrative that makes sense or watch what's happening and being aggressive when you spot it ⁃ Short term playing the meta it doesn't have to make sense a lot of the time it's just a game of chicken anyway. Narrative just needs PMF ⁃ People assume they're already late rather than factoring in if the narrative really takes off ⁃ Narrative can drive both supply and demand and people underestimate how it can get out of hand ⁃ Figuring out the meta game is the most important thing and how to make money in crypto. Avoid things like YouTube they're good at content marketing not crypto ⁃ Have to avoid maximalism and accept these trades and rotationsBear Market Predictions ⁃ Metaverse and GameFi have crazy valuations but a couple with war chests that will enable them to keep building in a bear market ⁃ Main goal can possibly become preserving the treasury vs delivering ⁃ Meme coins all to zero ⁃ Anything with a constant token emission requirement all to zero ⁃ Regulations could cause decentralised in name only projects to disappear ⁃ Young hungry teams will keep building ⁃ 60% of people who made life changing money this cycle will lose it allWorking in Crypto & DAOs ⁃ Shift recently between keeping a normal job alongside crypto to now. It's become much more mainstream and more risk effective to now join a crypto project or protocol. In crypto it can be better to be an early employer vs founder which is quite different to traditional tech ⁃ DAO currently a type of regulatory arbitrage which operates worse but can have a token. There are examples of very good and very bad DAOs ⁃ Best DAOs won't be the ones people like in a bull market, maybe even those with concentrated ownership like 15 addresses vs retail owners getting angry at teams over token economics ⁃ DAOs will demand a new type of VC. More contributor type VC involvement e.g. what Paradigm and Delphi are moving towardsFinding a Crew ⁃ Early days had a TG group called 27 club to talk about the markets and probably wouldn't have made it in crypto without it. 70/80% of the members did not make it in crypto ⁃ Most people who make it have a group like this to share alpha. Essential to have people in your life who are all inMaximalism ⁃ Picking a group and hating an opposing group is historically quite common for humans ⁃ BTC and ETH maxi people are very similar people that would be friends irl but project hatred at each other online instead ⁃ BTC maximalism used to be people speculate on new things while quietly all knowing that BTC was the only thing really worthwhile but could experiment to see if there was value elsewhere ⁃ Fees similarly now except it's expanded beyond just BTC to a small number of other coins ⁃ Maximalism now has changed similarly to political influencers and become inflammatory and toxic ⁃ See it a lot now in BTC and ETH with the same talking points, it's counterproductive⁃ Staying open minded is only positive for you as a person within this space. On a long enough timeline all maximalists are wrong at some pointFuture Prediction ⁃ Most probable future is maybe a KYC country chain with DeFi, but without governance tokens, with the base currency being a CBDCRisk Management Pyramid Changes ⁃ Reason it's wrong is that if you take a 5% entry in something risky that performed really well, by constantly taking off the position to keep it at 5% you'd ruin your upside ⁃ Pyramid makes sense as an entry tool and rebalancing once the trade actually ends makes more sense ⁃ There'll be an updated version coming soonFinal Alpha ⁃ “Tyranny is the deliberate removal of nuance” – Albert Maysles ⁃ Be wary of anyone intentionally removing or ignoring nuance from a conversation as often they have an agenda ⁃ Being a structured critical thinker is probably the most important thing going into 2022 and the following decadeNotes by Kevin and LukeMusic by GiovanniPickle
Welcome to Dev Game Club, where this week we begin a new series about Halo: Combat Evolved, Bungie's seminal 2001 FPS on the Xbox. We set it in time, discuss its development history, and delve into tutorialization. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Up to rescuing Keyes on the Truth & Reconciliation Issues covered: 2001 in games, lull in PC shooters that year, Bungie history, the astonishing development, seeing the migration in the game from the units on the battlefield, betting big, other shooters on consoles, the unexpected internal hit at Microsoft, Oni's complex combat system, the seminal paper on first-person controls, aim acceleration, the big impact of being purchased, the audacity of a PC-focused developer muscling into the market, the library advantage of Sony, lack of distinguishing system sellers, the sole mascot, the enterprise/application/services mentality, the alienation of PC games, DirectX as a unifying force, friends lists and achievements, Xbox Live, politics derailing JSF being the Xbox Live launch title, orthogonal approaches like GamePass, unthawing the Chief, the usability lab, just asking you to look to establish preferences, Technical Requirements Checklist/Technical Checklist of Requirements, being rebellious, a lot of mysteries right at the beginning, sequences for health/shields, giving context, having a motion tracker, Covenant mirroring you vs grunts that don't, low morale pests, clear and different silhouettes, target prioritization, dropping the weapons they carry and enabling different decisions, being able to swap to the old graphics, hating our wokeness, dynamic ability and missability of treasure stuff in RE4, being a bit obscure, survival horror working against scouring an area, possibility of inviting a critic, indie games, the age difference between Leon and Ashley (vs the apparent difference), aging the protagonist towards your own age. Games, people, and influences mentioned or discussed: GTA III, Silent Hill 2, Ico, Civ III, Anachronox, Animal Crossing, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, MGS 2: Sons of Liberty, Super Smash Melee, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3, Jak & Daxter, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Game Boy Advance, Advance Wars, Max Payne, Black & White, Dark Age of Camelot, Baldur's Gate II, Painkiller, DOOM 3, World of Warcraft, Everquest II, Asheron's Call, Bungie, Marathon (series), Myth (series), Mumbo Jumbo, Take Two Interactive, Apple, MacWorld, Microsoft, Ed Fries, Oni, Republic Commando, Starfighter (series), GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, Rare, Jason Jones, id Software, Epic Megagames, PlayStation, Forza, Brute Force, MechAssault, George Lucas, Bill Gates, Nintendo, Sega, Dreamcast, Star Wars, Geoff Jones, Medal of Honor, Saber Interactive, 343 Industries, Troy Mashburn, Karl Popper, Resident Evil 4, Zachary Crownover, Nick Miller, Limited Run Games, Indie Game: The Movie, Suikoden 2, Jason Schreier, MinnMax, Rebel FM, Undertale, Braid, Call of Duty (series), This War of Mine, 11bit Studios, Ben Zaugg, Resident Evil VII, Kirk Hamilton, Aaron Evers, Mark Garcia. Next time: More! Twitch: brettdouville or timlongojr, instagram:timlongojr, Twitter: @timlongojr and @devgameclub DevGameClub@gmail.com
The Game Awards. 20 χρόνια Ico. AAA games. The Matrix Awakens. 2,5 ώρες. Get in touch: Email | Twitter Ι Facebook Group Hosted by: Elias Pappas - Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Manos Vezos - The Vez | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Ι Apple Music Guest: Nikos Papakonstantinou - Facebook | Χρεωκοπημένοι Καιροί The Game Awards 2021 ICO 20周年】世界中のクリエイターから届けられたお祝いコメントを一挙公開【ジェン・デザイン特製・20周年記念プレゼントあり】 The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience
The Game Awards. 20 χρόνια Ico. AAA games. The Matrix Awakens. 2,5 ώρες. Get in touch: Email | Twitter Ι Facebook Group Hosted by: Elias Pappas - Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Manos Vezos - The Vez | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Ι Apple Music Guest: Nikos Papakonstantinou - Facebook | Χρεωκοπημένοι Καιροί The Game Awards 2021 ICO 20周年】世界中のクリエイターから届けられたお祝いコメントを一挙公開【ジェン・デザイン特製・20周年記念プレゼントあり】 The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience
Nesse episódio, Bruno Carvalho, Edu Aurrai, Felipe Mesquita e Rodrigo Cunha falaram sobre os anúncios e premiações do evento gamer mais aguardado do ano The Game Awards 2021. Duração: 105 min Comentados:THE GAME AWARDS 2021 Vídeos:The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 ExperienceNickelodeon All-Star Brawl - Official Garfield TrailerAnother Eden × Chrono Cross Symphony: Complex Dream cinematic trailer『ICO』 開発初期映像 RELOADING AGORA ESTÁ NO PICPAY! E TAMBÉM NO SPOTIFY! Envie seus e-mails com sugestões, críticas e comentários para firstname.lastname@example.org Siga o Reloading no Twitter @reloadingbr Curta nossa página no Facebook http://facebook.com/reloadingbr Entre na nossa Locadora http://facebook.com/groups/reloadingbr E também no nosso grupo do Telegram http://t.me/amigosgamersreloading
This week the boys talk about Deathloop, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Kena: Bridge of Spirits. We hear about memories from two classic games turning 20 years old this month Rez and Ico both for the PS2. We learn about the possibility of Playstation also making an Xbox GamePass type of service. Will it live up to what Xbox has done? Find out on this weeks episode of 3PC!
Today's blockchain and cryptocurrency news Brought to you by ungrocery.com Bitcoin is up .5% at $47,163 Ethereum is up slightly at $3,929 and Binance Coin is up 1% at $546 Major bug identified - patched on the Solana Protocol Library. Free JPMorgan NFT listed on OpenSea for 420 Eth. FTX.US adds support for Ethereum based NFTs Blockchain .com opening NFT marketplace. The SEC charges NY state resident over fraudulant ICO, mining co.
El 1 de diciembre de 2021, la Fundación Rafael del Pino organizó el diálogo “Financiación del crecimiento y la sostenibilidad de la recuperación”, que contó con la participación de José Carlos García de Quevedo, presidente del ICO; Íñigo Fernández de Mesa, presidente del Instituto de Estudios Económicos y vicepresidente de la CEOE; José María Serrano San, catedrático de Economía de la Universidad de Zaragoza y académico de la Real Academia de Ciencias Morales y Políticas, y Ricardo Martínez Rico, presidente de Equipo Económico.
This week's Coin Stories features Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky. (Bio Below) *** Coin Stories is brought to you in part by The Bitcoin Conference and Okcoin. BITCOIN 2022 will be the BIGGEST BITCOIN EVENT IN HISTORY held in Miami on April 6-9, 2022. For 10% Off your Bitcoin Conference Ticket head to https://b.tc/conference and use code COINSTORIES *** Okcoin is on a mission to make crypto investing and trading easily accessible to anyone around the world. We are building the next generation of tools to help onboard the investors and traders who have been on the fence about crypto. Okcoin a globally licensed exchange with offices in San Francisco, Miami, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. We are a collective of global citizens with a common passion to help decentralize finance and level the economic playing field for everyone around the world. Visit https://go.okcoin.com/natalie for $50 in Bitcoin when you sign up. -- Alex Full Biography via Mashinsky.com: Alex Mashinsky was born into communism, reared under socialism, and is currently thriving under capitalism. He is a prominent entrepreneur who has founded several companies over the years, including Celsius Network, GroundLink, Transit Wireless, Elematics and Arbinet. Alex disrupted several industries but he is most known as the inventor of VOIP which today enables over 1B people worldwide to use free voice over the internet for free. His new startup Celsius Network, is disrupting the banks, it is a community-based Proof-of-Stake blockchain protocol allowing members to borrow dollars against their crypto assets and to earn interest when they deposit (and lend) their crypto out. he wants 7.5B people to go From VOIP to MOIP (Money over IP) Alex's success as an entrepreneur stems from his acute ability to identify future trends, assemble world-class teams and raise enough money to fund his projects. Two of his companies, Arbinet and Transit Wireless achieved a monopolistic hold in their respective industries and pioneered new business models and groundbreaking technologies. Alex has a long history with high tech, evidenced by his powerful intellectual property portfolio. He has authored over 50 patents that cover aspects of VOIP, Smart Grid, Ad exchanges, Groupon, Twitter, Skype, App Store, Netflix streaming concept and many other top performing web companies. He is one of the leading evangelists of web-based exchanges. Due to his extensive experience as a prolific inventor and a business strategist, Alex has been a featured speaker at over 250 international conferences. He has also made numerous TV appearances on business networks and talk shows. He has received numerous awards, notably the prestigious Albert Einstein Technology Medal in 2000, the Technology Foresight Award for Innovation (presented in Geneva at Telecom '99) and Crain's Top Entrepreneur Award in 2010. He has also been nominated for E&Y's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002 and 2011. He recently was named "Top 100 In Crypto" by CoinTelegraph. After years of entrepreneurship, Alex subsequently gravitated towards investing in startups, founding his early stage venture capital firm, Governing Dynamics. Over the years, Alex has raised over $1 billion in venture and private equity funds to help position his startups as leaders in their fields. Arbinet's fundraising efforts were even documented in an HBS case study in 2001. Currently based in New York, Alex serves as a Managing Partner of Governing Dynamics. The firm has invested in Cryptocurencies and ICO's as well as startups focused on AI/ML, biotech and cybersecurity. Alex has invested in over 60 startups over the years, recording many successes and an equal number of failures. As a prominent figure in the New York entrepreneurial scene, he has previously been a member of the YPO's NYC chamber. He believes that "the secret to success is finding something to do in which your skills can exceed your ambitions." -- Timecodes: 00:00 Introduction and Discount Codes 2:01 Alex young life in Ukraine 3:42 Why Alex's family fled to Israel 5:59 From communism to socialism 7:54 Alex's education 10:52 Bitcoin is the Black Swan 11:45 Why move to the U.S. 12:44 Alex early career in commodities trading 15:29 Alex entrepreneurial path 17:46 VOIP revolution 18:47 Alex's great success and financial security 21:07 Where Alex's spirit comes from 23:16 Learning from failure 25:59 Discovering Bitcoin 29:33 Going down the rabbit hole 33:12 Bitcoin maximalism vs alts 35:55 Earning high yield on coins 38:40 Why Alex wanted to give back 41:54 How does Celsius work 44:18 Stable coins 46:43 Taking from the rich to give to the poor 51:12 The Celsius name 51:37 Bitcoin and mass adoption 54:02 Regulation of yield products 56:41 Bitcoin vs. U.S. Dollar 59:57 Money printing or market crash 1:02:54 Alex reflections 1:04:17 Price prediction
Flowster Live Demo https://flowster.app/live-demo/ Episode Highlights [4:38] — Joe's Journey in Content Marketing Joe has been in the content marketing industry for over 20 years. They popularized the term "content marketing" and held the largest content marketing event in Cleveland, Ohio, with 4,000 attendees. After leaving the business in 2016 with his wife, he wrote books on content marketing and a novel called The Will to Die. He has started a new business called The Tilt, which focuses on helping small content creators learn to build a business using a "content first" mentality. He dabbled with business models, such as Web 3 and NFTs, that didn't exist before. [6:32] — What is an NFT? (Non Fungible Token) After getting into crypto and discovering NFTs in 2020, Joe realized that content creators could build their own mini economy. He then launched Tilt Coin. A fungible token is primarily for trading dollars; conversely, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are unique, and have an underlying contract. Listen to the full episode to find out how one of a kind NFTs allow creators to set the rules for what happens when the tokens are bought and sold online and give their audience access to unique experiences! [12:54] — Leveraging the Scarcity Element of NFTs Joe mentions that he learned a lot from the Gary Vee model. Gary Vaynerchuk was a huge content creator but was still subject to the whims of more centralized platforms, so he created 10,255 individual NFTs called VeeFriends. NFTs consisted of his art, and each digital artwork had different access points and perks, such as exclusive mail and different levels of admission for his VeeCon. You don't need a large audience. The NFT market is limited; you can provide premium access to your audience regardless of size while also controlling your own business model. Fans also get the chance to own something from the creator and resell it. [17:05] — The Benefits of NFTs for Creators and Fans If an event becomes successful, the pricing for NFTs could go up. The creator will benefit, being the IP owner. With The Tilt, they created Tilt Coin and set membership levels by the number of Tilt Coins someone had. Among the perks that come with the Tilt Coins are VIP access to ask Joe questions and monthly content drops. Launching at 36 cents in March 2021, Tilt Coins are currently priced at $53, which shows that the people who invested are satisfied with it. [18:42] — How to Create an FT or NFT For social tokens, it helps to find an organization that can show you how to do it, or you can look for a contractor or technologist to do it for you. The Tilt worked with rally.io to set up the whole thing on the blockchain as a side chain of their own Genesis coin. Other organizations you could check out are Roll and Coinvise. Outsourcing the creation of NFTs by finding foundations to help you set up underlying contracts and deciding on the royalties would be helpful. [22:05] — The Downsides of NFTs In 2017, initial coin offering (ICO) boomed, and many shell companies would pump up their prices and leave everyone hanging. While it's possible to dump Tilt Coins, it would ruin his reputation. It's not about getting rich quickly but building an economy. Two people recently created Squid Coin based on Netflix's Squid Game, which went up around 5,000%, and the creators made millions before disappearing. Do your homework before investing in any social tokens. [26:42] — Resources for Studying NFTs The Bankless Podcast had an episode with Chris Dixon where he discusses NFTs and paints a picture about why he thinks the future will be tokenized and decentralized. Tim Ferriss' podcast had a more than 2-hour talk with Chris Dixon about NFTs. Another one would be Tom Bilyeu's Impact Theory episode about the gold standard, the usage of dollars, and the transition to Bitcoin. Some people might think non fungible tokens are a scam, especially in the digital art world. However, you'll find value in its scarcity element and asset inflation as you learn more about it. The future is exciting because new business models are emerging. [30:15] — Get Started Owning NFTs It's hard for someone to understand what they're talking about unless they try it. Try getting a digital wallet by going to MetaMask. You'll need Coinbase to buy $50 worth of Ethereum and deposit it into your MetaMask account. After that, find some NFTs worth $5 and buy it regardless of whether you'll lose it. This gives you a taste of NFTs. You can figure out if you want to explore it or continue living in the banking world through experimentation.
My guest today is Paul Rogash, Founder and CEO of BetU. BetU is a sports, esports & crypto betting platform. Secured by smart contracts and powered by the BETU Token. BetU aims to become a leader in the global sports betting market worth $391 Billion USD. With the goal of taking significant market share from global bookmakers such as Bet365, William Hill, Ladbrokes, DraftKings and FanDuel. BetU will offer traditional bookmaker services along with peer to peer betting resulting in better odds and bigger winnings. BetU Fantasy is a separate game where players can earn real crypto prizes for making fantasy bets on sport and esport events. There is no risk, only real rewards. Betting Platform: The BetU Platform will enable people to become their own bookmaker and bet against their peers. In the wagering industry the BetU platform will be akin to a combination of Bet365 & Betfair. The BetU platform will be available on web, tablet and mobile. Paul founded BetU in May 2021 and BetU had their ICO in late August of '21. Paul is an Australian entrepreneur currently based in Bali. He has been involved with several start up businesses in the fields of Internet Marketing, IT and financial services. Experienced entrepreneur, founded and sold MachineSales.com, Escalated Advertising & Lawyers SEO. Contract marketing roles in crypto saw projects increase 30x & 20x in 3 months. BBA in Entrepreneurship at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. In our discussion, we cover BetU, the growth of the Metaverse, nomadic lifestyle, and much more. We begin our conversation by discussing BetU and why gambling and betting is a great use case for blockchain. Paul discusses what makes BetU unique and how they are developing the future of online gambling. Paul also discusses the future fantasy sports and GameFi. Our conversation pivots to the MetaVerse where Paul discusses BetU's bet on the MetaVerse and their plans of building out a MetaVerse experience. Another interesting topic of discussion was a conversation centered around the future of gambling in the MetaVerse and gambling on crypto-native games. We finish our conversation about the MetaVerse by discussing how Big Tech is beginning to develop a MetaVerse strategy and the importance of building open systems that are interoperable for the future the MetaVerse. The last major discussion topic we touched on was the nomad lifestyle. Paul shares his experience living as a digital nomad and the evolution of work and community. Please enjoy my conversation with Paul Rogash. --- ParaSwap: If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out https://untoldstories.link/paraswap. ParaSwap's state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage. -- This podcast is powered by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co
Jay Chang is the co-Founder of Genopets. A Play-To-Earn NFT Game on Solana. It started out as a side project that gained a ton of traction and an engaged community. Based on the traction they raised $8MM. Prior to Genopets, Jay was a Product Marketing Manager at Google, working on Flutter. Jay started working in the crypto industry as a Product Marketer for Block.One, the organization behind EOS. A layer one protocol that raised $4B during its ICO in 2018.In this episode we learn about:How Genopets startedGenopets' vision and goalsHow web3 companies are structured and fundraiseHow to create a successful token launchWhat is Genopets and how do you play?Play-to-learn NFT game mechanicsWhy Web3 gaming?The benefits of Solana over EthereumHow the Genopets Genesis NFT Drop works.Linkshttps://www.genopets.me/Twitter: @genopetsIntroducing GenopetsGenesis Genopet Sale LIVE on Cyber MondayWe're introducing a new series where Will, Lee, and Andrew Learn about Web3. This is a pivotal moment in time where Web3 has exploded and a lot of smart people we know are dropping their careers to transition into Web3. This is a series where we bring friends on to learn about what's happening.Previous Will, Lee, and Andrew Learn about Web3 Episodes:Will, Lee & Andrew Recap After 25 Episodes and Starting a Learning Web3 Series#27 Yoshi Luk: Exploring DeFi (Decentralized Finance)#28 Evan Lai: How to Get Started Learning About Web3Resources to learn more:Read Chris Dixon: Why Web3 MattersListen to Tim Ferriss' episode with Chris Dixon and Naval Ravikant on Web3Listen to #14 Elliot Chun: Making the World a Better Place with Blockchain
Welcome to Dev Game Club, where this week we continue our series on Resident Evil 4. We take a little sidestep into the things that aren't mentioned in the manual, and then work through Chapter 4. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Through the end of Ch 4! Issues covered: things we didn't notice about the game, target practice, going to apparent side tracks first, extending play to try to slow trade-in, collectibles, gacha mechanics, needing to enjoy the core thing, a precursor to lootboxes, expanding to other types of players, ways to expand the mechanics, upgrading treasures, having the nagging idea that you might need to go back, hidden mechanic that extends play, adding discovery, Eastern vs Western design philosophies, misreading the thing they wanted from the El Gigantes, the dragon room, having to come back to a side room, leaving Ashley behind, the layers of history of Europe vs Japan, looking for locations and ideas that can support a lot of varied fictional, differences between systems and level design and parallels with programming, the creature that seems unkillable, being unable to read the boss' states, the Salazar bot and Salazar as an enemy (versus others), the mine car section and its tensions, failing the QTE at the end, wanting an indication that a QTE is coming, feeling unfair, Brett makes a plan, the problem with setpieces, matching expectations, insta-killed by being grabbed by a lava gigante, dropping barrels on your enemies, fighting in close quarters, being absorbed into a giant plant, jumping down to avoid QTEs, turning and running and fighting the design, Your Princess is in another castle, giving a little bit of thanks. Games, people, and influences mentioned or discussed: Shenmue, Arkham Asylum, Metal Gear (series), Dark Souls, Demon's Souls, Assassin's Creed, Legend of Zelda (series), Arkane, Dishonored (series), Prey, Mass Effect, Fallout 3, Ico, Dragon's Lair, Republic Commando, God of War, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Donkey Kong, The Thing, Control, Kirk Hamilton, Aaron Evers, Mark Garcia, Temple of Doom. Next time: Finish the game! Twitch: brettdouville or timlongojr, instagram:timlongojr, Twitter: @timlongojr and @devgameclub DevGameClub@gmail.com
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Today we are re-sharing our Hash Power documentary. This series was originally released in September 2017 when 1 Bitcoin hovered around $4000 US Dollars. While so much has changed in the years since - these episodes are a great introduction into the technology, the power of decentralization, Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICO's, cryptography, and hashing. You will hear from a variety of industry experts throughout these episodes - please enjoy. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ---- Original Intro (10.10.17) In episodes one and two of Hash Power, we explored blockchain technology and cryptocurrency investing. In this episode, we discuss the current and potential future states of the crypto world. We cover new forms of cooperation, regulation, security and storage, and why blockchains allow systems to evolve at such a rapid pace. Be sure to listen until the end, where we close with some advice about conducting ourselves in a new world where creativity reigns and repetitive jobs disappear—a trend that may only accelerate thanks to blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. ----- Web3 Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Web3 Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @Web3Breakdowns | @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus Show Notes: [00:00:05] – Intro to episode 3 and what to expect [00:04:00] – Olaf Carlson-Wee, founder of Polychain, on how the funding and investing in cryptocurrencies could easily get out of hand [00:05:00] – How people are creating holding companies to fund cryptocurrencies protocols [00:06:45] – Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) and how they will replace the aforementioned holding companies [00:08:32] – Could fully decentralized organizations replace other more traditional organizational structures, even outside of cryptocurrency [00:09:59] – How can DAO's impact everyday lives [00:12:39] – Why your skills and accomplishments will become more important than who you are or where you are from [00:16:09] – Naval Ravikant, CEO of Angellist, on the way humans cooperate and build new entities [00:17:51] – When people will demand oversight and regulation over cryptocurrency [00:20:42] – Peter Van Valkenburg, Director of Research at Coincenter on the current state of regulation [00:26:06] – Jameson Lopp on security needed to protect your cryptocurrency [00:27:51] – Ari Paul, co-founder of Blocktower, on how nail polish is used to protect their crypto wallet [00:30:03] – Juan Benet explains the Filecoin Protocol [00:35:52] – Muneeb Ali, co-founder of Blockstack, on how his team is planning to provide basic tools that will allow the broader developer community to build apps that the cryptocurrency population will use [00:38:01] – Comparing blockstack to the analogy of creating a city [00:40:17] – How the blockstack token fits into everything [00:43:15] – Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase, on forking in blockchains [00:47:52] – Naval Ravikant on how the idea of work will change in the future, and how that change helped to produce the idea of a blockchain in the first place [00:49:31] – Why curiosity should govern what you do in life [00:53:22] – Naval's framework for making money
Today we are re-sharing our Hash Power documentary. This series was originally released in September 2017 when 1 Bitcoin hovered around $4000 US Dollars. While so much has changed in the years since - these episodes are a great introduction to the technology, the power of decentralization, Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICO's, cryptography, and hashing. You will hear from a variety of industry experts throughout these episodes - please enjoy. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ---- Original Intro (10.03.17) In episode 1 of Hash Power, we explored blockchains as a technology—how they work, why tokens (also known as cryptocurrencies) are an integral part of any blockchain, and how these new networks might change the world. In episode two, we spend time with the leading investors in the field. Like any frenzied asset class, there are countless cryptocurrency hedge funds popping up everywhere. But founders from three of the original firms—Polychain, Metastable, and Blocktower Capital—are our primary guides this week. As I speak, the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies is $136B. There are hundreds of tokens currently available, but bitcoin and Ethereum represent 75% of the total market cap. $136B sounds like a big number, but its tiny relative to any other asset class—and I use that term with hesitation. To put it in perspective, that's exactly the same size as the market cap of IBM. But IBM had more than $10B of earnings in 2016. Tokens have none. As you will hear, valuing tokens is a very hard exercise. In such a nascent world, we are seeing investing strategies take hold. Olaf Carlson-Wee, Josh Seims, and Ari Paul walk us through different takes on cryptocurrency investing, be it early stage, long term buy and hold, or more hedge fund style strategies. ----- Web3 Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Web3 Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @Web3Breakdowns | @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus Show Notes: [00:00:05] – Recap of part 1 and introduction to part 2 of Hash Power [00:02:58] – Ari Paul, CIO of Blocktower explains how he got involved in cryptocurrencies [00:05:23] – Why do we need bitcoin [00:07:23] – Polychain Capital founder Olaf Carlson-Wee on why the value of tokens accrue [00:09:23] – How mainstream money is getting into this space [00:12:26] – Useful comparisons when talking about ICOs when compared to IPOs [00:15:01] – Naval Ravikant, CEO of Angellist, is asked to explain the protocols of cryptocurrencies to platform businesses like Uber or Airbnb [00:17:43] – Naval's interest in investing in cryptocurrencies [00:18:42] – Why average folks should avoid it before they dive thoroughly into the topic [00:20:25] – What are the most compelling counter-arguments to using cryptocurrencies [00:23:07] – Olaf Carlson Wee on the lifecycle of a token [00:25:31] – What is the earliest stage that edge is most present for investors in cryptocurrency protocols [00:28:12] – How do you mitigate the volatility that is present in blockchain [00:31:18] – Jeremiah Lowin, a risk and statistics expert, who runs risk management for a large private family office, talks about why he no longer owns cryptocurrencies [00:34:19] – Jordan Cooper, a venture capital investor, is optimistic about blockchains in general, but thinks there may be some overvaluations in current currencies [00:37:02] – How Jordan would value a single cryptocurrency [00:43:52] – Josh Seims, of Metastable, the value investor in blockchain? [00:51:15] – Ari Paul on the equivalent of listed stocks in the cryptocurrency world [00:52:33] – Understanding the concept of a coin in blockchain and how people are getting access to them [00:55:07] – The fairground analogy to understand cryptocurrencies [00:57:57] – What lessons from traditional markets can you apply to investing in cryptocurrencies [01:02:48] – Where do family offices stand when it comes to jumping into this space [01:06:51] – Ari is asked to discuss some of the alternative cryptocurrencies
Today we are re-sharing our Hash Power documentary. This series was originally released in September 2017 when 1 Bitcoin hovered around $4000 US Dollars. While so much has changed in the years since - these episodes are a great introduction into the technology, the power of decentralization, Bitcoin, Ethereum, ICO's, cryptography, and hashing. You will hear from a variety of industry experts throughout these episodes - please enjoy. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ---- Original Intro (09.26.17) Welcome to the first episode of Hash Power, an audio documentary that explores the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies with leaders in the field like Naval Ravikant, Olaf Carlson-Wee, Fred Ehrsam, & Ari Paul. Hash Power is meant to be an introduction, but really, it is an invitation to explore this emerging world on your own. We will cover the technology, the power of decentralization, bitcoin, Ethereum, ICOs, cryptography and hashing. We will spend time with the leading active hedge fund managers in the field, and with outside investors who are both optimistic and skeptical. Episode one covers the big picture, and answers the question: what is blockchain and why might it significantly affect our world? ----- Web3 Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Web3 Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes. Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @Web3Breakdowns | @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus Show Notes: [00:03:25] – CHAPTER 1 – Understanding the Concept of Blockchain [00:04:30] – Jeremiah Lowin explains how blockchain is like a database [00:05:46] – Owning a digital asset [00:07:14] – Naval Ravikant, CEO of Angelist on how blockchains can help to create personal networks and organize humans [00:11:01] – How blockchains represent a way to coordinate global activity through tokens [00:13:33] – New coins popping up around data storage and utility needs like solar panels [00:14:57] – Permission vs permissionless networks [00:16:37] – Protocols and the introduction of scarcity [00:18:13] – Keeping track of scarcity and the introduction of tokens [00:18:49] – Societal structures and how blockchains will change them again [00:21:55] – The role of blockchains in the informational age and the rise of more individual sovereignty [00:23:29] – Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase, on the increasing shift to digital worlds led by incentive structures [00:27:48] – CHAPTER 2 – Blockchain Technology [00:31:53] – Charlie Noyes, Pantera Capital, explains how SHA-256 was developed and what makes it so special [00:35:48] – How miners create new blocks and the incentives to do so [00:40:22] – The nonce field [00:43:48] – The incentives that exist for miners and the arms race to build more powerful systems to mine [00:45:20] – The development of mining pools [00:46:54] – Ethereum, the “spiritual successor” to bitcoin [00:48:36] – How the Ether network is an ecosystem in which other tokens can sit [00:50:51] – Naval Ravikant on alternative coins or tokens [00:51:37] – How the protocol creators are the ones getting wealthy [00:52:43] – Blockchain as an experiment in distributed government [00:54:10] – How cryptocurrency is more than just technology, it's a movement [01:00:07] – Peter Jubber, of Fidelity, on how huge institutions, like theirs, are getting into the cryptocurrency game [01:03:34] – The notion of cooperation in an open-source project or protocol [01:04:39] – Olaf Carlson-Wee, the first employee at Coinbase and the founder of Polychain, on the early excitement for cryptocurrency
In this episode I talk with Aaron Alderman, Director and Founder at Tanks! For Playing. Tanks! For Playing aims to revolutionise the blockchain gaming space with a novel concept where gameplay is based around social connection and strategy that is fuelled by the ambition to win cash prizes in tournaments. #Tanks ☑️ Technology and Technology Partners Mentioned: #Blockchain, #Web3, Web2.0, NodeJS, Amazon, Kubernetes, React, Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Polymatic, Solidity, EVM, Uniswap, Quickswap, Pancakeswap, Coin MarketCap, Coin Gecko, NFTs ☑️ Raw Talking Points: * Blockchain gaming * Bootstrapping a new company through ICO ($441,755) * TANKS Token * Burns (what is burning) * Multi-chain * Web3 vs Web2 Technologies * The Game Its self written in Unity (mobile or in browser) * Investors vs players ... target market * What does it mean for the game to be fully on-chain * NFTs in Blockchain gaming * Hosting application/games for Web3 Technology behind that ☑️ Web: https://tanksforplaying.io/ ☑️ Whitepaper: https://storage.googleapis.com/tanks-... ☑️ Gameplay Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJPHl... ☑️ Interested in being on #GTwGT? Contact via Twitter @GTwGTPodcast ☑️ Music: https://www.bensound.com
Welcome to Dev Game Club, where this week we continue our series on Resident Evil 4. We talk about the new horror in the game, our systematic companion and the other NPC, look at the choice of paths, and then take the tram. Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: To Chapter 3 Issues covered: remembering the game, recovering the map, El Gigante reveal, stabbing the creature in the back, getting to no health but being allowed to recover, taking big swings early, foreshadowing traps and the dog, the systematic companion, the church and navigating to Ashley, the quality of the puzzles and being more grounded, the emergence of the Las Plages virus, introducing the enemies, reuse of gameplay objects in the siege, ugh-inducing achievement names, losing Ashley to the Gigante, the many ways Ashley interacts with the game, mechanical/narrative consonance, being introduced to interactions before you have Ashley to interact with them, being able to plan and having accommodations for the plan and executing the plan, maximizing the amount of play you can get from a space, having an apparent plan but being unable to pay it off because of camera movement, changing the camera to be lower in the El Gigante fights, the difficulty of the tram section, the accuracy of the Wii version, another potential way to play BioShock, the soft way BioShock reinforces whether you should deal with the Little Sisters, systems and endings, the interconnectedness of RE4, modality of fire and move at the same time being key to the pacing, finding all the little things in a game you love, tapping A once or twice for slow or fast doors, returning to Ordinary, Games, people, and influences mentioned or discussed: Zachary, God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Leon: The Professional, DayOfTheDan, The Lonely Island, Andy Samberg, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Mark Garcia, BioShock, Dishonored II, Wildermyth, Janine Hawkins, Walker Farrell, David Graeber, Debt: The First 5000 Years, Zachary Crownover, Sam, Grim Fandango, Silent Hill, Control, God of War (2018), Kirk Hamilton, Aaron Evers. Next time: More RE4! Links: "Play" in evolutionary science Death animations in RE4 Sam Thomas's RE4RL game and trailer Twitch: brettdouville or timlongojr, instagram:timlongojr, Twitter: @timlongojr and @devgameclub DevGameClub@gmail.com
Hoy comenzamos hablando sobre Bancos Centrales. Tanto la Reserva Federal (la Fed) como el Banco Central Europeo se resisten a subir los tipos de interés, pese a la inflación. ¿Por qué mantienen posturas en contra? ¿Temen truncar la recuperación económica o hay más intereses? También hablamos hoy sobre la reforma laboral impulsada por Yolanda Díaz. Analizamos la situación del empleo y el interés de la candidata de Podemos en esta reforma. También analizamos cómo afrontan las empresas la devolución de los créditos ICO. Por último, hacemos una revisión de la evolución de la pandemia. Parece que el COVID ha ido desapareciendo de nuestras preocupaciones más inmediatas pero, ¿esto es realmente así? ¿Hemos vencido ya al coronavirus? Con Josean Paunero y Juan Carlos Bermejo. Conduce Juan Carlos Barba. Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals
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Daniel Steeves is a Germany-based, Canadian tech-focused strategy consultant and entrepreneur with a career covering thirty-five years internationally and across sectors. Over the last ten years, his focus has moved from very large scale tech and business solution to advising, mentoring and building fintech, ICO and blockchain startups - not to mention his current endeavours at tudaBirds.io.An accredited management consultant, recognised thought leader in the cloud space and one of the founding mentors at Level39 in London's Canary Wharf, Daniel is also a former partner at Hamilton Bradshaw with “Dragon's Den” star James Caan. He has an extensive speaking and writing background ranging from TEDx to The Economist BIU and was a contributing author on Wiley's best-selling “Fintech Circle”.Further information regarding Daniel's professional career can be found on his LinkedIn profile (https://linkedin.com/in/danielsteeves) Jamil Hasan is a crypto and blockchain focused podcast host at the Irish Tech News and spearheads our weekend content “The Crypto Corner” where he interviews founders, entrepreneurs and global thought leaders. Prior to his endeavors into the crypto-verse in July 2017, Jamil built an impressive career as a data, operations, financial, technology and business analyst and manager in Corporate America, including twelve years at American International Group and its related companies. Since entering the crypto universe, Jamil has been an advisor, entrepreneur, investor and author. His books “Blockchain Ethics: A Bridge to Abundance” (2018) and “Re-Generation X” (2020) not only discuss the benefits of blockchain technology, but also capture Jamil's experience on how he has transitioned from being a loyal yet downsized former corporate employee to a self sovereign individual. With over ninety podcasts under his belt since he joined our team in February 2021, and with four years of experience both managing his own crypto portfolio and providing crypto guidance and counsel to select clients, Jamil continues to seek opportunities to help others navigate this still nascent industry. Jamil's primary focus outside of podcast hosting is helping former corporate employees gain the necessary skills and vision to build their own crypto portfolios and create wealth for the long-term.
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In this week's episode I speak with Eric Wall, chief investment officer at Arcane Assets. He used to be known as the Altcoin Slayer, thanks to his brutal takedowns of non-bitcoin tokens in the 2017 ICO era, which made him popular among Bitcoin maximalists. But he's not a maximalist anymore, and sees value in other blockchains as he has recognized they can fulfill use cases that Bitcoin can't. He even argues Bitcoin risks being overtaken by Ethereum if it doesn't adopt some ETH's own features and developments, such as a fee-burning mechanism and a more expressive scripting language. Thanking our sponsors: Matcha, which routes orders across DEXs on Ethereum, Polygon, BSC, fantom, and Avalanche to provide the best possible prices without taking any commissions. Tracer Perpetual Pool tokens, leveraged tokens that can be put into cold storage OR used as collateral throughout the DeFi economy without worrying about liquidation risk, or margin requirements Balancer, one of the leading DeFi automated market makers (AMM) for multiple tokens. Dive into their pools here! Kraken, consistently rated the best and most secure cryptocurrency exchange, which can get you from fiat to DeFi Integral is a new DeFi primitive and OTC trading protocol built for large crypto trades. Join the waitlist for a new version launching in Q4!
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Les projets NFTs sont de plus en plus nombreux à sortir de terre, et l'afflux de ces derniers rappelle la période des ICO de 2017. Alors, comment repérer les projets qui valent la peine et ceux qui ne font que surfer sur la vague ? Chez Blackpool, au Labo, SAM s'occupe de différencier ces deux catégories. Il nous explique comment faire, et les grandes tendances des prochaines années. Bonne écoute, et retrouvez-nous sur www.cryptoast.fr ! Réalisation : Valentin Demé
Anatoly (00:09):Hey folks, this is Anatoly, and you're listening to The Solana Podcast. And today I have Larry Cermak, who's the VP of Research at The Block. Awesome to have you, man.Larry Cermak (00:18):Nice to be on, it's a pleasure.Anatoly (00:20):Yeah, so tell me your origin story. How'd you get into crypto?Larry Cermak (00:24):Yeah, it's probably slightly longer. But really high-level, I got involved in late 2016, I was in college in the US and was thinking about what to do my thesis on and Bitcoin seemed like one of the more obvious options, to not make it incredibly boring, so I just decided to go with that. And throughout the research process, I just kind of found that there isn't good research about Bitcoin, just in general crypto. There was either the super bullish people that were like all in on Bitcoin, or super bearish academics, and there nothing in between, and I felt like I can fill the gap a little bit.So after I published that research, I shared it publicly as well with a few people, and based on that I got my first job offer to work at Diar which is a research company, focusing only on crypto. So I worked there for a couple of years, and really just tried to focus on data driven research, which now it sounds kind of obvious, but back then it just wasn't very common. Most people were just looking at the really simple metrics and munging data, but mostly it was just price discussion, price predictions, all that stuff. And we were really looking at just analyzing the market a little bit more fundamentally, that sounds even more silly now looking back.And I got lucky that in 2017 when I joined full time, like early 2017 I joined full time, and that's when everything popped off massively, and it was just a bunch of shit ICOs, like a lot of sketchy stuff. I consciously started looking more into these projects, so I was one of the people that were kind of cautioning against some of the ICO stuff, and it was a lot of fun but I was quite skeptical back then still. So actually, a lot of people who have followed me for a while, they know initially I was a no-coiner, I had no crypto, and I was convinced that initially actually that a lot of this is just kind of hype mania, it's just all like overblown massively. But something really drew me into it, and it was mostly the permissionless nature, ability for anyone to participate, but what really I didn't like was just the hype around it, the marketing, the emptiness, and all that stuff.So I over-focused on that I think initially, but after some time, I realized that that's probably not what this is all about. Initially, I didn't think that it was necessarily important for most projects to have tokens and I was very skeptical that most tokens need a project, and I started massively changing my mind on this with the DeFi beginnings. So early 2020 my mind started completely changing on most of the space and I stared allocating a little bit more, and now I also do seed investing privately. And obviously, I lead the research department at The Block which is now 25 researches, probably the largest research team in crypto.Anatoly (03:33):So you went from Bitcoin skeptic to full shit-coiner.Larry Cermak (03:38):Kind of, yeah. It's a little bit concerning honestly.Anatoly (03:42):In four years.Larry Cermak (03:44):Yeah, I don't think I was really a massive Bitcoin skeptic, I was just skeptical of everyone is just so positive, and Bitcoin maximalists, I just could not handle that. When you just start using really bad arguments, just kind of shit-post and being really negative about everything other than Bitcoin and not being open-minded, that really pissed me off and I wasn't open to it.Then I was like relatively active in the Ethereum community early on and DeFi. We had Teo on the team initially who was one of the people the most involved in DeFi early on, he's now the Director of Strategy at Uniswap, and he definitely showed us all on the research team why this makes sense. And when I really started understanding that these tokens are not just useless, they can actually be used for real things, and they do get closer to almost equity in some ways, even though obviously a lot of them try not to, but when you have some sort of a claim and some sort of cashflows, that's when it gets interesting to me. And governance obviously as well, but that's when I really completely started flipping.Larry Cermak (04:57):But yeah, you're kind of right, I went from a skeptical no-coiner to then kind of a shit-coiner now, like spreading seed investments that I like.Anatoly (05:06):Do you still believe in this idea of sound money, or?Larry Cermak (05:10):So a lot of Ethereum community members think that Bitcoin is just a meme, it's going to go away, I actually don't believe that myself. I do believe that what's really powerful about Bitcoin is that it's been around for the longest time and it's very hard to compete against what it has, which is basically just the belief of a lot of people, and it's difficult to break that. And then you also have a lot of buy-in recently from, not only hedge funds, but also larger institutional investors, and that counts for a lot more than just blockchain, even though it sounds silly, something that's established as internet money and a lot of people pushing for it is really powerful.So yeah, I still kind of believe in that and I don't think that Bitcoin is going to be surpassed by Ethereum anytime soon, I actually have a bet going with Kyle from Multicoin about that. But yeah, generally I believe there is some merit to it, but I definitely also believe that people should be more open-minded, and because a lot of people are close-minded, they are missing on a lot of really obvious opportunities. Really my bread and butter is exploiting these things, when people underestimate something, and when there is actual merit to it that they don't see because of some reason or another, that's when I usually perform really well.Anatoly (06:35):Yeah, that's digging for alpha man, that's real work.Larry Cermak (06:40):Yeah. But yeah, The Block's research team, when I started obviously it was just two people, and now we have 25 full time researchers that a lot of them digged that up for me now thankfully. It is a lot of hard work like doing a lot of that myself, but now there's a massive team behind me. It's going really well, like we're reaching a lot of institutional customers as well, and the market just exploded massively this year for institutional access.Anatoly (07:08):That's amazing. So 25 researchers at The Block, how many people total?Larry Cermak (07:15):Around 70 or something, 75 maybe. But The Block initially, even when we started, I joined one of the first employees like 2018, and the vision was always to go through all the noise and bullshit and price predictions, and SEO plays and all the click bait nonsense, and try to go through that and have more data driven, research oriented coverage on the news side. We started with that and then eventually turned into actually a research product that just mainly focused towards institutional customers. But obviously, the news part is still a really important part of the business, it's what most people know, the institutional product is not really accessible for regular retail customers.And it's been a really, really fun ride, just going through this in the last three years. I don't think people realize how really difficult it is to go from nothing to building a media company that's recognized by people and somewhat respected. It's something that took a lot of hard work, and it's a very thankless business, like media, it doesn't usually make too much money, it's something that's really undermonetized in a lot of ways. So that's why we're going more into research, more into data, and just going after the institutional customers because they just have deeper pockets and they're more sophisticated, which is easier.Anatoly (08:44):What are the fundamentals with something like Bitcoin, something like money? It's just such a dumb idea for somebody that's like a value equity investor that's looking at the Amazon.Larry Cermak (08:56):It's a really good question, a lot of it is just a common belief that this is worth something. If you ask the same question about a lot of other things, you're going to arrive at the same answer, it's basically like the value is because a lot of people believe in it. Similarly with gold, like who's using gold for stuff, very little people for jewelry and chips and all that. Most people don't care about that, most people use it because they believe it will retain value and because they believe there is some sort of a scarce supply that's somehow protecting their investment.And it's Bitcoin, it's something similar, where you have a lot of really, really religious supporters who are the holders of the last resort who are just never going to sell, that creates a pretty powerful price for a lot of these things. And then on top of that, you also have guaranteed fixed supply, which obviously I think there are going to be some issues about in the future, but it is a meme that people buy, it is a meme that people believe in, and I think that in itself is more powerful than-Anatoly (09:58):But people don't write research reports on gold, or fundamentals of gold, or how gold is going to get more gold.Larry Cermak (10:06):... Yeah, no, I agree. And I think it's like funny, we started the research firm three years ago, and since then what can you really research about Bitcoin? We've done obviously a few research pieces about mining, and few like micro looks basically on how Bitcoin is performing, but ultimately there really isn't much you can research. It's more so about just like enough people believing, and the better the buy-in is and the longer Bitcoin survives, I think the better the likelihood that it will continue surviving, is kind of my thesis. But there are a lot of issues obviously, like it's still not exactly figured out how everything is going to incentivized when there is not many subsidies anymore, and a lot of people just don't want to answer these things right now, because they just put it off.But generally, yeah, there isn't much to research, we don't research much. What we also do from time to time is just explain what Bitcoin is, explain how it works, to just institutional customers that want to learn just fundamentally what it is. But generally yeah, if you want to dig a little bit deeper, really like Bitcoin mining is the only thing where look at a lot of data and analyze how that's going, everything else not much honestly.Anatoly (11:19):Part of this research right is to give you some ability to predict price I would imagine, like why would I care about Bitcoin, is because I hope that it doesn't crash or it goes up, something. So where does that come from?Larry Cermak (11:36):It just comes from people that... and I think that this is somewhat justified, let's see what's going on around us for the last two years and see that inflation is spiking while a lot of people have been denying that this is going to happen. It's just like this belief of finally having control over something, something like being programmed before, is a powerful concept that a lot of just hedge fund investors and institutional investors just buy into.Anatoly (12:02):Is it like a fundamental though? Are we going to have accounting standards for how much of a religious belief is spread?Larry Cermak (12:15):I think that by itself is somewhat fundamental, like why are people investing in gold, you can be asking the same questions. Central banks have some gold, but ultimately it's just because enough people believe that it will retain value, and it has done that relatively well historically. And as we are moving, everything as you know is now moving to the digital world, everything that used to be physical is somehow transforming into the digital world, and there's probably no reason why that shouldn't happen to money either.And I think fundamentally, there also is some value to Bitcoin not changing that much. A lot of people make fun of it and I think it is kind of funny as well, there is not much innovation in Bitcoin, but also that it's one of the benefits, where you have something that's totally predictable, you have something that you know what to expect from. I kind of buy that as well, I think Bitcoin is one of the most boring things that you can invest in, but it's also the thing that usually gets people in the door, and it's always when friends come to me and when they say what they invested in, it's almost always Bitcoin first, just because it's talked about the most.It's kind of like also the most safe, if you think about it. Everything else is kind of still unclear, even Ethereum, even Solana, it's not totally clear if all this is going to end up working out and if there's ever going to be some larger issues. Whereas with Bitcoin, it's a lot of more guaranteed that if people keep having this belief and if something is digitally scarce, it will probably retain the value in the future. So yeah, it is kind of ridiculous, but almost everything is a meme recently, so why not Bitcoin as well.Anatoly (14:02):Well, I mean it's weird, again, we're not looking at a company even like Google or Facebook, which has people and memes, or Twitter, but they still have like cashflow.Larry Cermak (14:14):Yeah, but Bitcoin was the first as well, which in itself has a lot of value. For every project, if you look at everyone who was always the first, even in crypto, there is always a big premium to that. And I don't think it matters too much if there are cashflows and if there are real people, it just matters if enough people believe that this will retain the value in the future and if enough people do.I think like Tesla was a massive fundamental shift, like we saw that with our customers on the research side, it absolutely exploded after the announcement, just institutional interest, more companies inquiring into what Bitcoin is, more companies thinking about treasury management. Those things really matter, and it's hard to go back from them.Anatoly (14:59):Can you like measure that? Can you measure how many people believe that Bitcoin is safe or like an inflation fund? You're literally just testing how many people are part of the religion basically.Larry Cermak (15:20):I think you can say something similar about Ethereum, probably about Solana as well, you always need some sort of a belief. Of course, there is some backdrop of some sort of cashflow, some fee generating, but it's the same shit as people saying oh, I'm only investing in cashflow generating DeFi projects, but ultimately who cares. Ultimately, if the price goes down generally over the market, it doesn't matter if you have cashflows or not, everything is going to crash. It's just like a general belief in the market overall.Anatoly (15:48):Especially if they're marked in the token itself, then if the price goes down, so do the cashflows.Larry Cermak (15:58):Exactly, yeah. So a lot of TVL metrics and all the revenue metrics, and not only that, but we've talked about this before as well, but a lot of the revenue or what people call revenue is basically just going to the participants, like LPs, it's not even distributed in any way. So a lot of this thing, I think it just doesn't matter too much, what's important is social belief. It really is, it does sound ridiculous, even to people on the outside, but when more people are buying into it, it is basically a Ponzi but it's really like a well working Ponzi.Anatoly (16:32):You said it. What about something like SushiSwap? What is the value there?Larry Cermak (16:42):I think SushiSwap is interesting, and the value is your belief that this will continue existing in the future, that the people involved in SushiSwap, the developers will figure out ways how to get some value out of the ecosystem. And even though I said it's kind of bullshit, it is, but it does have some claim to cashflows, unlike Uniswap at the moment.But yeah, the value is just you believing that the currently associated developers and the community will just build something that will end up sticking around. So right now, a lot of people are betting on the fact that they're developing an NFT platform to compete with OpenSea, they also have a token launching platform, it's always just going to be a bet on the people involved with the protocol and on the community.I think that's one theme that I see constantly, time and time again, crypto is very much about the community, it's very much about engaging with the community, listening to what they want. I think what SushiSwap has shown even though it was really, really cold early on, for some really good reasons as well, is that it does listen to what people actually want, because if they listen to what people want, they will get more support, they will get more public support, price usually is pretty reflective of that. So that value is just like betting on this being around for a longer period of time, adjusting to the market, so if people figure out that AMM is not the right way to go and it's [inaudible 00:18:17] based exchange, they're betting on the fact that they'll be able to pivot to something that is meaningful. I think that's a relatively reasonable bet, but SushiSwap is still giving out, or was giving out a lot of incentives. What a lot of people don't realize or maybe don't want to realize is that if you look at how much they're giving out in incentives and how much they're actually generating in revenue or cashflows or whatever, it's usually negative, even for the most successful protocols, because it's still right now-Anatoly (18:50):Like Bitcoin even.Larry Cermak (18:51):... Yeah. Bitcoin is slightly different, where you're ultimately burning energy to prove something. But yeah, it is similar.Anatoly (19:00):So why couldn't Sushi become the meme for internet money or a store of value?Larry Cermak (19:07):I just think because Bitcoin was the first, it's the most established, it has probably closest properties to something like gold which is also a meme that people believe in. I think it potentially could, it's just unlikely. Ethereum could potentially replace Bitcoin at some point if enough people believe that that will happen, but I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon. If I was betting someone, and I think I bet Kyle that this is not going to happen by the end of this year which is ridiculous, I don't know why he made that bet, but even in the next three or five years, I don't think that's going to happen.Anatoly (19:47):I'm a logical person, I'm an engineer, this stuff doesn't make sense to me, so I try to break it down into things. The pieces that I see is that there's the technology to coordinate shared state, Makimoto, BFT, whatever, and then there's the people participating in that shared state, and the size of the people is that super connected social network and the technology is the piece of tech that does it.Larry Cermak (20:13):I mean, look at equities right now, no one fucking cares about the fundamental value, no one is investing based on that. People are investing based on meme, based on what they believe the future will be. So even something as dumb as Tesla, no one is looking at the cashflows, everyone is looking at the potential to become something larger in the future, and I think that's the same in crypto. People are looking at Bitcoin as being able to capture a lot of that. If you have someone that's right now, institutional investor or a big hedge fund, and they're looking for instruments to hedge the inevitable inflation that's coming in the market as central banks kind of went nuts in the last two years, what are your options right now? You're probably not buying Ethereum, you're probably not buying Solana. Maybe you're buying some gold, but probably you're already overexposed to gold in some way, and then also the upside in gold is probably relatively small, it hasn't really moved, it's not volatile, the opportunity isn't that great.So if you're looking at it from like a really pragmatic approach, and I talk to these people so I know how they're thinking and this is how they're thinking, I mean it just works that way, it doesn't matter if there's no logic to it, what matters is enough people just buying into this meme and buying it because they believe that the price in the future will appreciate.Anatoly (21:40):Because the meme will get stronger so you get more people into that?Larry Cermak (21:44):Yeah.Anatoly (21:44):So if these are like memes, these are basically social networks.Larry Cermak (21:49):How much of the recent price appreciation in Solana do you think it's because of strong memes and because of strong community buy-in? Maybe you think differently.Anatoly (21:59):I can be totally honest, I think it's purely people comparing us to Ethereum. And they're like, well Ethereum is more and this [crosstalk 00:22:07] good.Larry Cermak (22:07):Exactly. And then if you make this comparison to Bitcoin and gold, it's exactly the same stuff. People are like, oh shit, what if this goes up to the gold's market cap, the upside is still 5 to 10x, or whatever it is. It's just like, that's how people think, and I think that's exactly right, you're totally right, it's because people in Solana or a lot of investors in Solana, they're like all of a sudden, what if there is 5% chance that Solana takes Ethereum's users and replaces Ethereum in some way?Anatoly (22:39):They're not doing the fundamental valuation comparison of what is the actual value of this thing to the world? What is the benefit derived from it even?Larry Cermak (22:51):Again, we can go back to this in almost everything, what's the benefit of any company, it's to satisfy shareholders, and people don't really care about cashflows anymore lately.Anatoly (23:05):Sure, but we can remove the cashflow component, maybe in a fully super connected peer to peer system, that doesn't make any sense. Maybe there is no cashflow because you don't have like a centralized coordinator that's doing it, it is purely peer to peer, then how do you measure what is the fundamental value that this thing is providing to the world? Like if this didn't exist, is the world poor? Can we even say that?Larry Cermak (23:34):Yeah, probably not, but again, you can this about everything. A lot of things don't need to exist.Anatoly (23:40):I can say that about Tesla, I can say if Tesla didn't exist the world would be poorer, because there would be fewer electric cards, high quality electric cars. I can clearly say that.Larry Cermak (23:54):I guess so. But the utility is always a small aspect of why people are buying into it, it's more so just your bet that in the future, this will become more important. And as people are grasping with how much inflation is hitting right now, there just aren't many other options, and I think that's really the main reason.Anatoly (24:14):So I can see price being inflated due to... there's so much money available, so much capital that is seeking future gains, that anything with potential for upside is now overvalued. But maybe not overvalued, maybe it's just market value, it's just the market value for future gains is so large right now. But I can still kind of look back at the dot.com era and look at like okay, Amazon was overvalued, Microsoft was overvalued, because there was a huge crash, but I could see that if I remove this thing from the world, the world is poor. Are we there yet with crypto, 10 years in?Larry Cermak (24:58):I think honestly we're getting there. I think crypto now, in the last two years, showed us there's potential to do good, which is basically giving access to something that they didn't have before, and tangibly making their life better for one reason or another, and also just giving people access to this new asset class. I think those are really powerful concepts by itself. And on top of that, you add like composability of all these different protocols working together.I think yeah, I would say if crypto wasn't here, the world would probably be worse of, and I also think that the longer crypto is around, the higher the chance that it's not going to go away. I'm very sure, I can't imagine a world where in like three years, we bump into each other on the street and we say, holly fuck, this crypto thing was dumb and it's not around anymore, I just can't see that.Anatoly (26:04):We're all infected with the same virus.Larry Cermak (26:06):The concept of crypto makes a ton of sense to me, and it is definitely empowering people, even in jurisdictions that normally don't have that much access to the financial system. For example, we have a researcher from Kenya on the team, and we only pay her in stablecoins I believe, or it might be crypto, and we initially tried to pay her through the regular banking system and it was almost not possible. She's just one example, but there's tens of thousands of examples like this, where you have people all of a sudden getting access to something that they couldn't access before, and even if crypto just helped with that, that by itself, I love that, I love giving people more equal access to stuff.Anatoly (27:01):Okay, I'll throw some theories out and see if they stick. I think NFTs are a clear good to the world because any luxury spending that we move away from, like fast cars that burn fuel or penthouses into digital goods, is good for the world. Let people waste their money on digital things, because it costs nothing to create, that's great. So that's one theory.Anatoly (27:35):The other one is, if we are moving into post-capitalist society totally where everything is plentiful, what would people be doing? They would just be messing around in the digital metaverse, this is all just part of it.Larry Cermak (27:56):No, I think those are pretty good theories. I think it is kind of fascinating how you had this shift from NFTs basically being in like a digital flux, the most luxurious NFTs only owned by the elite, that's really, really interesting to me. I remember 2017, I was looking at CryptoKitties, and none of that made sense to me, and even with CryptoPunks, I was probably one of the biggest CryptoPunks skeptics as well, even earlier this year. The price is probably like 100x or 1000x since then, it makes almost no sense to me fundamentally as well, but it's what it is.I think NFTs are quite similar to Bitcoin, Bitcoin is basically one of the original NFTs. It's the same thing, you're trying to collect as many of them as you can, and because you believe it's something that will have some value, and similar things are happening with NFTs. And yeah, maybe it is removing some luxury overspending on dumb cars and watches and all that, but who knows, I don't know if this is going to stick, but it seems sticky so far.Anatoly (29:08):My theory is that we're going to see internet money be a perpetual basis trade of a NFT floor market, that's going to be the asset that's backing internet money. It's not going to be Bitcoin, it's not going to be ETH, it's going to be entirely backed by culture, [crosstalk 00:29:32].Larry Cermak (29:36):Yeah, maybe. But I think that you kind of hit it on the head, a lot of this is just literally backed by culture, backed by communities, backed by culture, and that's what matters.Anatoly (29:45):Do you think algorithmic stablecoins can make it?Larry Cermak (29:48):Oh, no. Again, there are going to be people that are going to say, I'm super dumb and not looking at it from the right perspective, maybe I am, but I think algorithmic stablecoins are fundamentally broken. You're always relying on some sort of demand to be the backdrop of stabilizing these things, and I'm just not skeptical that that's going to hold up in really maybe not as favorable market conditions long term, and I have not seen a single evidence to show that these things will be resistant to some sort of scrutiny in the future. That being said, stablecoins are probably going to be regulated by the US government, and maybe if you create enough demand for these, it can sustain for some time. A lot of the algorithmic stablecoins have performed incredibly well, because they're really like, what happens if stablecoins are called securities in the US now, it severely impacts the rest of the crypto space. And when you look at something like DAI, it's backed massively by centralized stablecoins as well, and then all of a sudden what's the alternative. If none of the centralized stablecoins are allowed to be used by investors in the US, even on Solana, a lot of the DeFi apps still use USDC and on Ethereum as well.I think that's why there's a lot of interest, is because people are realizing that centralized stablecoins are obviously prone to be regulated, and if they are, it's going to affect how the rest of the space operates. DAI hasn't shown that it's actually really decentralized, especially now that it's backed massively by centralized stable coins, and you don't really have any other options at the moment if you want to just transact value in some sort of stable instrument. But generally I think the idea of algorithmic stablecoins is never going to work. It's much better to just use Ethereum, or Solana, or Bitcoin as [inaudible 00:32:06] value and just [inaudible 00:32:07] if stablecoins are regulated, at least that's my belief.Anatoly (32:11):How much do you guys spend researching regulation in the US specifically?Larry Cermak (32:17):Not much on the research side, mostly on the news side, we have people in Washington that talk to these guys. But I guess the problem with researching regulation generally is that it's super opaque, like you don't see into it. Unless you talk to people and actually ask them what they're thinking, you don't really know. We know some people who are talking to the SEC, we know some people that are talking to CFTC and some regulators, and we have a directional idea of what will happen, but ultimately none of us can know until this is actually going to go into effect. We sometimes talk to the lobbying firms as well and they also don't know, it's a black box completely.But I think what most people that we talk to that actually are in the know or some sort of insiders, they agree that some sort of regulation is coming. The SEC obviously, there have been tons of indications already, but the SEC will do something, the question is how severe this will be. And it is very likely to me right now that within the next year or a year and a half, there will be some sort of a framework for crypto assets from the SEC, so they can actually with some sort of certainty know if it could be a security, or if it just a utility coin, or a governance coin.And there are also some serious indications that stablecoins are going to be in some way regulated. I've heard rumors that there are a lot of people who are trying to label it as securities, but none of that is final, and I don't think we're going to find out until actually that gets released in some way.Anatoly (34:00):Yeah, there is this like a lot of big uncertainty. You don't think there's any hope of US actually just creating clear, simple rules that just open the space up to innovation? Are you both bearish on regulation and bullish on crypto at the same time?Larry Cermak (34:22):I think the US is likely going to release some guidelines, the SEC will likely release some clear guidelines for what is and what isn't a security, I think that's going to be coming. That could be positive in some way, it's probably going to label a lot of the governance coins as securities, it could be negative short term as well.Generally, yeah, I'm pretty bearish on US regulation. What I've seen anecdotally is a lot of people just getting out of there. I frankly don't understand why DeFi teams are based in the US, why Uniswap team is based in Brooklyn, it makes no sense to me. I think if you're trying to build a really censorship resistant DeFi protocol you should get out of the US, because there is uncertainly for you right now and also for people to invest in your protocols, there's just too much uncertainty. And I think a lot of the future in crypto will be anonymous developers developing these protocols, I'm pretty convinced about that as well, that this eventually will shift into pseudo-anonymous developers that are not doxed. I don't think this will happen to like L1s, so the networks that will be securing these protocols, but I do believe that those that are really trying to empower people without being limited by sometimes nonsensical regulations, I believe those will have to be build by pseudo-anonymous developers, in some way or another, and then just decentralize early. I think that that's going to solve some of the issues. There are obviously some doubts about people trusting these projects, but there have already been some hints at this potentially happening. So I'm pretty optimistic that this will happen.Anatoly (36:12):What is decentralization mean in that context for these projects?Larry Cermak (36:16):For me, it means just inability to shut something down. So if you're the SEC and if you're looking at Uniswap, maybe you can call the UNI token a security, but ultimately what are you going to accomplish if you go after the project? You're not going to able to shut it down, you're probably just going to look like a fool afterwards, so you don't have that many options. So to me, decentralization means if someone really wants, if a regulator really wants, or if some third party really wants, it's possible to shut you down. So just having unchangeable [inaudible 00:36:50] is a point on Ethereum or on Solana, that's decentralized to me, and I think a lot of that will go towards that direction.We've seen examples of this with 1inch for example in the last two weeks, 1inch started limiting US customers or at least letting them sign a message. And that's partially because they're doing a lot of [inaudible 00:37:15] computing and they can be targeted in some way by these regulators, they can be threatened, whereas some other protocols really can't be. And I do also think that in the future, like in the next couple of years, there's going to be a lot of front end basically blocking or geo blocking, and restricting uses, blocking assets. So there's going to be a shift into alternative front ends for example, or making people interact with the protocols more directly that what they do now, which is they google Uniswap, go on the Uniswap's website, and then swap an asset, like that's not going to be sustainable, I'm already pretty certain about that.Anatoly (38:00):I'm just annoyed that like, if this is pure code, what is there to regulate? The token right, or the UNI token. So to speak to your original point that you've become a believer of every project needs a token, but if the contract itself doesn't need a token doesn't do anything, besides run this mathematical function, there's nothing to regulate.Larry Cermak (38:22):That is true, that is all true. I think why projects need a token is pretty simple, it's because it builds communities and it builds engagement, and it helps you incentivize some sort of usage or bootstraps these protocols. So I don't think that if Compound didn't do the initial liquidity mining last year, I don't think DeFi would be where it is right now, and the same goes for Airdrops. It just helps to engage people, it helps to get them invested in some way, and that's why I think they're important. But you're totally right, they are opening up a possibility for regulators to go after these tokens and regulate it in some way.But tokens are also opening up opportunities for not only people to invest, but also institutional investors and more capital to be draw in. A lot of the VC firms right now, they're completely stacked in cash, there's billions of dollars on the sidelines right now waiting to be deployed, they're only investing because they know there's some sort of an exit strategy, which to them is selling the tokens at some point in the future to enough people that think it's going to be more valuable. And I don't think this would happen if there were no tokens, I used to believe this myself as well. It's like Uniswap doesn't need a token, it's a perfect protocol, it's totally fine the way it is, but because it does have a token, it just attracted more usage and it's trending more people to actually use these things. And I think that by itself is something that probably overweighs the negative consequences which is more regulatory capture.Anatoly (39:56):Do you think we could separate the devs from the community? Could you have the Shiba token adopt the best developers in the space? They built the distribution and the community and they're like, we're going bribe Vitalik to work on some more contracts for us.Larry Cermak (40:26):I don't think that can happen or will happen. We've seen this before as well, a lot of projects raised a lot of money, like Tezos or EOS, and they haven't been able to do much with it, they haven't been able to accomplish much. And I think a part of it is just because communities are built by people actually believing in the project, in the future, and I just think that communities rule everything in crypto, and that's how I think it's going to stay.Anatoly (40:55):This is like both utopia and dystopia at the same time.Larry Cermak (40:59):Yeah. I think it's just a pragmatic approach. You look at how everything has worked in the last three years, and the conclusion is like it makes sense for people to interact with these protocols early because you believe that in the future there's going to be some sort of an Airdrop. And then there are like loops to this, if enough people believe that there are going to be Airdrops for all the protocols on Ethereum and on Solana, they're going to use these protocols more. So even if you look at the number of transactions on Solana or just generally how many people are using these things and for what reason, a lot of it is just speculators, a lot of it is literally completely useless activity, and people just hoping that they're going to make money out of it. And that's fine, like if you're bootstrapping usage, if you bootstrap attention with purely capitalistic intent, I think that totally works. If Compound didn't do the incentives, I don't think we would be here right now talking to each other, I don't think Solana would be worth as much. And it's just a way to get more of that interest, and almost like abuse the speculators to get more attention for this, to get more mainstream media to cover this, to get more investors interested in this.Larry Cermak (42:11):I think it's much deeper than you think, where yeah, a lot of these are probably useless to some extent, but a lot of these are just social experiments, social tokens, and a way for people to get exposure to some of these things.Anatoly (42:25):If we use that as like the fundamental thing, then you really should be looking at these as social networks, how many people, how connected they are, what are they doing?Larry Cermak (42:35):Yeah, you should be, and then also utility on top. If I can get a stablecoin swap for cheaper than I can get it on [inaudible 00:42:43] exchange, that's probably worth something. Similarly for Uniswap, if some of these players have more liquidity and it's cheaper for me to go there instead of on Binance, if I want to sell $1 million of something, that's also worth something. But generally yes, it's absolutely a function of how many people are using these things, how many people are interacting with this. That's why I think for crypto, the most powerful indicators are really social indicators, it's like looking at how many people are using these things, how many people are actually transacting. What's more difficult sometimes is to remove all the either fake activity or non-essential activity, and that's the hard part. But generally yeah, it's just a function of attention, function of which people are involved, and eventually you hope that this will turn into a mainstream thing.When I look at DeFi right now on Ethereum, and even on Solana, it's a relatively meaningless number of people using these things. Even Uniswap, maybe 150000 users maximum, it's a joke. None of us think that this is why we're here, all of us think that this will eventually go to tens of millions of people using these protocols, and that's really the end game. And I think even obviously for Solana, one of the premises for why it's designed this way is to support a lot of these new people.Anatoly (44:06):Yeah, I've said this a bunch of times, that trying to predict how this stuff is going to be used is like trying to predict Facebook in '94, zero chance I would've believed you that sharing pictures of your cats is going to be worth a trillion dollars, it's ridiculous.Larry Cermak (44:24):I totally agree, and no one knows. I think that's kind of the fun part, that it's like enabling people to really do whatever they want, it's really cool. Even just me talking to some small teams about seed investing, it's like you're talking to people in Pakistan and India, those guys normally would be somewhere closed up in their office, not really having these opportunities, and now all of a sudden they can develop these protocols, they can arbitrage them, they can make money. Like we have a guy in Russia, a genius coder, he's exploiting these arbitrage opportunities and making a ton of money, that's awesome. That's really powerful.Anatoly (45:07):Awesome man, really good to go deep down the rabbit hole with you.Larry Cermak (45:13):Yeah. Honestly, I didn't expect I would be the one convincing you of crypto's potential, I thought it would be the other way.Anatoly (45:21):I'm an engineer, so I look at a system and then I try to like, where does it break down? What does all this stuff not seem backed by strong arguments and real physics? Why is it all bullshit?All right man, really awesome to have you. Thank you so much for being in the Solana Podcast, and always enjoy your work at The Block.Larry Cermak:Thanks a lot.
Huge bitcoin news today as data shows the US is in the lead with Bitcoin Mining. Billionaire Barry Sternlicht uses Bitcoin to hedge against inflation. Miami just needs state approval to put "Bitcoin on balance sheet." says Mayor Francis Suarez. Crypto regulation is coming and the world's largest crypto fund, a16z, is heading to D.C. to help establish the roadmap. SEC Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw says ‘safe harbor' laws would've made ICO problems worse. Crypto Mom Hester Peirce releases a letter calling for crypto regulations.Mike Belshe Interview - https://youtu.be/xNhP3OPS5ckHester Peirce Interview - https://youtu.be/Gu7xuke_THA
Our guest today is Rob McNealy. Rob is a serial entrepreneur, podcaster, cryptocurrency advocate, self-defense activist, welder/artist, and indie filmmaker. He earned an MBA from Colorado State University. Rob is a Co-Founder of TUSC (The Universal Settlement Coin), a decentralized, non-ICO cryptocurrency project that is focused on supporting financially marginalized industries with their payments issues. 1) Explain this to us like we are 5 year olds. What is it? How do we use it? Why do we need it? 2) What are cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and TUSC? 3) What are blockchains? 4) Why should people care about them? 5) What problems are you trying to solve with TUSC? 6) Where does the value if TUSC come from? 7) How do people get it?
“Anytime you have a centralisation of power and wealth and influence in the hands of a small number of people…it's so easy to delude yourself either as an individual or as an organization into thinking, just a few more years.”— Lane RettigLocation: New YorkDate: Sunday 19th SeptemberProject: EthereumRole: Core DeveloperEthereum was created to build upon Bitcoin's innovations and offer more functionality, and in 2015, Ethereum developers launched an ICO selling millions of ETH tokens, at the time worth over $18 million.Some of those funds, now worth nearly $1 billion, went to the Ethereum Foundation, which oversees the ongoing development and promotion of the Ethereum project. The foundation is a central entity that issues grants for relevant projects and employs core developers to work on the protocol.While the Ethereum ecosystem is thriving, questions remain about the technical roadmap, scalability, decentralisation of the network, and governance of the project itself.From changes in supply schedule and frequent hard forks, Ethereum governance is in stark contrast to the conservative, slow-moving and consistent nature of Bitcoin.So will the Ethereum project overcome the hurdles that lie ahead? Or is it doomed to fail?In this interview, I talk to Ethereum Core Developer Lane Rettig. We discuss the Ethereum foundation, why Lane quit, ethics, hypocrisy, decentralisation vs scalability, and building better institutions.This episode's sponsors:Gemini - Buy Bitcoin instantlyBlockFi - The future of Bitcoin financial servicesSportsbet.io - Online sportsbook & casino that accepts BitcoinCasa - The leading provider of Bitcoin multisig key security.Exodus - The world's leading Desktop, Mobile and Hardware crypto wallets.Ledger - State of the art Bitcoin hardware walletCompass Mining - Bitcoin mining & hosting-----WBD404 - Show Notes-----If you enjoy The What Bitcoin Did Podcast you can help support the show by doing the following:Become a Patron and get access to shows early or help contributeMake a tip:Bitcoin: 3FiC6w7eb3dkcaNHMAnj39ANTAkv8Ufi2SQR Codes: BitcoinIf you do send a tip then please email me so that I can say thank youSubscribe on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | Deezer | TuneIn | RSS FeedLeave a review on iTunesShare the show and episodes with your friends and familySubscribe to the newsletter on my websiteFollow me on Twitter Personal | Twitter Podcast | Instagram | Medium | YouTubeIf you are interested in sponsoring the show, you can read more about that here or please feel free to drop me an email to discuss options.
Welcome to another episode of Action and Ambition. Our guest is James Giancotti, CEO of Oddup. Oddup provides investors with a systematic and thorough study of a start-probable up's success. It is the premier startup ratings and analysis business, including ICO and cryptocurrency rankings, assisting investors and entrepreneurs in navigating the ICO, crypto, and venture capital landscape. James also co-founded and exited two successful startups in Australia and was a partner at Bigcolors Ventures. He formerly worked at Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for complex financial research models for investment banks as well as internet and telecoms firm research. Don't miss out and stay tuned because you are going to love this episode.
In this colossal episode, Karl, Will, Carlos and Bryan explore the amazing music of the Team Ico Trilogy! We're talking Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian! Enjoy this dive into some incredibly emotional and well-crafted music, with much more context than usual!
Scott sits down with Erica, Gil, and Sen to discuss the design and making of his newest game, Alien: Fate of the Nostromo. We also discuss designing to an IP, and how to make a horror game. SHOW NOTES 0m58s: The original Alien film 1m31s: The other board game based on the film Alien. Scott is not counting board games influenced by the film without the official license, like Nemesis or The Awful Green Things From Outer Space. He's also only counting games based specifically on the original film, so board games based on any of the sequels, like Aliens, or Alien vs. Predator, do not count. 1m38s: The “Optimus Prime Conundrum” is a term coined by the legendary and wonderful podcast Flip the Table. It describes a situation where a game breaks the IP it's based on by allowing multiple copies of one character. This was coined in their very first episode, in which they reviewed the Transformers Adventure Game, where each player gets to play a separate version of Optimus Prime. 2m00s: The publisher Ravensburger. Note that Scott pronounces it “Ray-vensburger”, while the other hosts pronounce it “Rah-vensburger”. 3m34s: The films Elf, Home Alone, and Gremlins, and the animated series Gargoyles. 8h25m: The Topps Alien trading card set. 11m15s: The Betrayal games. 14m11s: Back to the Future: Dice through Time. 16m06s: The film Ten Little Indians, also known as And Then There Were None. There have been several versions of this film, all based on an Agatha Christie novel. 28m59s: Scott is correct in that Alien is the first film to provide a genuine “cat scare” - that is, a jump scare that turns out to just be a harmless cat. The so-called “cat scare,” in which the source of a jump scare turns out to be something ordinary, appeared 35 years before Alien. TV Tropes credits it to producer Val Lewton, in his 1942 film Cat People. However, despite the film's name, the source of the scare was a bus, not a cat. Note that one month after Alien's wide release in the US, The Amityville Horror came out; it also featured a cat-powered “cat scare.” Perhaps between these two films, the cliche was solidified. 34m15s: The Horrified games: Horrified and Horrified: American Monsters. A short checklists of cryptids: Bigfoot, Mothman, Windigo, and the Jersey Devil. 36m39s: Camp Grizzly 37m17s: Clue/Cluedo, 1313 Dead End Drive 39m19s: Dread 39m51s: Kingdom: Death Monster 41m03s: Peter Jackson's "splatstick" film Braindead (released in North America as Dead Alive) 42m49s: Dixit, Weird Stories, Unspeakable Words 44m03s: Final Girl 45m05s: Mansions of Madness 47m47s: Geoff's book Achievement Relocked, Ico, Death Stranding, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Aerith from Final Fantasy VII 49m15s: Nyctophobia, Ten Candles, Vampire Hunter, Waldschattenspiel/Shadows in the Forest 51m39s: Apocrypha, the World of Darkness series of games (including Vampire: The Masquerade) 53m33s: Erica's news: Disney Sidekicks, Rat Queens: To the Slaughter 54m29s: Sen's news: Avatar Legends RPG 55m16s: Gil's news: GameTek on the global shipping snarl, Weird Stories
Tracking Altcoins with Richard Fetyko of altFINS It was in 2017 during the ICO craze that this podcast was birthed. We're not the only ones who jumped into the crypto madness four years ago. In episode 544, guest Richard Fetyko also saw the potential for blockchain around the same time. As the CEO of altFINS, Richard has built an online platform for screening and analysis of cryptocurrencies. The more you know the better you can trade. Become a better trader today on episode #544 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/544 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/google Spotify: http://badco.in/spotify FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @BadCrypto - @joelcomm - @teedubya Facebook: /BadCrypto - /JoelComm - /teedubyaw Facebook Mastermind Group: /BadCrypto LinkedIn: /in/joelcomm - /in/teedubya Instagram: @BadCryptoPodcast Email: badcryptopodcast[at]gmail[dot]com Phone: SEVEN-OH-8-88FIVE- 90THIRTY DONATE CRYPTO TO THE SHOW: If you'd like to donate a bit of cryptocurrency to The Bad Crypto Podcast, feel free to send copious amounts to the following locations: $BTC: Bitcoin: 3GMgCH4dFUHSLdrPnLwEsfKPVnLnoGbzGZ $ETH Ethereum: 0x1ccE8A04fa6743eD1D24cA063c7543D43B42F328 $LTC Litecoin: LavXqTWVHebEgVhBXdg3Hue3xEAmgtxLgr $DOGE Dogecoin: DMngvNMX1U8Sg8PkDjCC3UTS8Mmn9RqTP5 DISCLAIMER: Do your own due diligence and research. Joel Comm and Travis Wright are NOT FINANCIAL ADVISORS. We are sharing our journey with you as we learn more about this crazy little thing called cryptocurrency. We make NO RECOMMENDATIONS. Don't take anything we say as gospel. Do not come to our homes with pitchforks because you lost money by listening to us. We only share with you what we are learning and what we are investing it. We will never "pump or dump" any cryptocurrencies. Take what we say with a grain of salt. You must research this stuff on your own! Just know that we will always strive for RADICAL TRANSPARENCY with any show associations. Support the show: https://badcryptopodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode, we interview Jeff J Hunter, a serial entrepreneur who runs a large virtual staffing agency and we talk about virtual assistance—how it can help you personally, your business, and your side hustles. We also delve into Jeff's story—how he loved computers and computer games growing up, his first job, and how he took a leap of faith to focus on his side hustle when circumstances surrounding his family made him realize some things about his day job. In addition, we talk about the processes and the systems in Jeff's virtual staffing agency—the skills that his company offers to clients to help their businesses grow, pricing, recruitment, and what a virtual assistant does exactly in his company. As someone who has gone viral on TikTok as a gamer, Jeff also shares where his money comes from. Listen to the full episode to find out. Jeff, who's not opposed to day jobs, has this to say about side hustling: “I think that side hustling is so important, because it gives you the ability to validate what you're doing, it gives you the ability to validate if what you are going to do is profitable.” Check out Jeff's virtual staffing agency here: https://vastaffer.com Connect with Jeff J Hunter on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffjhunter We appreciate you tuning into this week's new podcast episode. Show us some love by heading over to Apple Podcasts, subscribe to the show, and leave us a rating and review. Help us spread the word by sharing your favorite episodes on social media. Get your daily dose of financial inspiration on Twitter: @New_MoneyGang Read more about how to make money online with the internet as the key driver here: https://newmoneygang.com Connect with us on Telegram: http://t.me/NewMoneyGang Connect with us Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/new_moneygang/ You can also find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NMGshow/ Hosts: Justin: https://twitter.com/JustinC_ATX https://www.instagram.com/justinc.atx Bryan: https://www.instagram.com/emory_xp