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Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors
Erik Osberg Talks Summer Time Bites (Good), Twins Pitching (Bad) and Spreading The Joy Of Otter Tail

Paul Bunyan Country Outdoors

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 34:24


Great conversation today with Erik Osberg, Rural Rebound Initiative Coordinator of Otter Tail County. He was in the midst of his OTC on US Tour when we talked. The fish have been biting and the bass are kicking in. We cover it all, including sharing some Twins pitching pain and a Fast Five.

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion
I Don't buy Crypto - Just XRP - David Schwartz Portfolio

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 65:04


I Don't buy Crypto - Just XRP - David Schwartz Portfolio We all get excited about the bull and bear markets - some are buying and selling like champs. Others look for the high buy points and low sell points. The question is always which asset to buy and when to buy it. XRP, BTC, ETH, XDC, XLM. There are fans around the world shouting out their favorites and voicing their opinions on every social media platform. Its a true rollercoaster ride. But hey -- it's our rollercoaster and we love it. ________________ SUPPORT ON THE CHAIN JOIN THE CHANNEL https://otc.one/join OTC MERCH https://onthechain.shop BUY US A COFFEE https://otc.one/buy-us-a-coffee Support ON THE CHAIN (Our version of Patreon) https://otc.one/support -------------- ON THE CHAIN SUBSCRIBE TO THE OTC PODCAST: https://otc.one/podcast Subscribe to our other Youtube Channel: https://otc.one/onthechain On The Web: https://onthechain.io Follow OTC on Twitter: https://otc.one/otc Join our FREE Telegram Roundtable channel: https://t.me/onthechain_roundtable -------------- JEFF Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://otc.one/jeff -------------- CHIP Follow Chip on Twitter: https://otc.one/chip Listen to Chip's music http://nojoyyet.com​ -------------- DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed by content contributors that appear on OTC are solely expressing their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors. Content contributors may have previously disseminated information on a social media platform, website, or another medium such as a podcast, television, or radio. OTC, Content Contributors, Affiliates, or Sponsors are not obligated to update or correct any information. The content contributors are sharing the information which they believe to be reliable. OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors cannot guarantee the accuracy of the opinion shared, and viewers, readers, and listeners should not rely on it. Opinions expressed are not financial advice. Please consult a licensed financial advisor before making any financial decisions. You must research before you invest in anything. Do not invest based on what someone else is doing or not doing, or based on other people's opinions. #XRP #Ripple

Our True Colors
You Know What They Say About Making Assumptions...Discussion with Rahimeh Ramezany

Our True Colors

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 37:21


In this episode, we talk with Rahimeh Ramezany about identity and making assumptions about who people are and what their lived experiences must be. Rahimeh is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Intercultural Specialist, whose work is focused on addressing the experiences of marginalized ethnic, racial, and religious communities in the United States, in order to create change on individual, interpersonal, and systemic levels. Rahimeh has a Master's degree in Intercultural Communication from San Jose State University, and has worked at multiple DEI-focused nonprofits and consulting firms.If this is your first time with OTC, check out Season 1 Episode 1: START HERE for more background on the show.Visit www.truecolorscast.com for more show info and join the community on Instagram to continue the conversations!Our True Colors is sponsored by True Colors Consulting - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion support that goes beyond compliance!

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion
XRP - The Last Token Standing? – Deaton Interview – Rippled Has a New Home – More Insolvent Exchanges?

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 42:50


XRP - The Last Token Standing? – Deaton Interview – Rippled Has a New Home – More Insolvent Exchanges? ________________ SUPPORT ON THE CHAIN JOIN THE CHANNEL https://otc.one/join OTC MERCH https://onthechain.shop BUY US A COFFEE https://otc.one/buy-us-a-coffee Support ON THE CHAIN (Our version of Patreon) https://otc.one/support -------------- ON THE CHAIN SUBSCRIBE TO THE OTC PODCAST: https://otc.one/podcast Subscribe to our other Youtube Channel: https://otc.one/onthechain On The Web: https://onthechain.io Follow OTC on Twitter: https://otc.one/otc Join our FREE Telegram Roundtable channel: https://t.me/onthechain_roundtable -------------- JEFF Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://otc.one/jeff -------------- CHIP Follow Chip on Twitter: https://otc.one/chip Listen to Chip's music http://nojoyyet.com​ -------------- DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed by content contributors that appear on OTC are solely expressing their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors. Content contributors may have previously disseminated information on a social media platform, website, or another medium such as a podcast, television, or radio. OTC, Content Contributors, Affiliates, or Sponsors are not obligated to update or correct any information. The content contributors are sharing the information which they believe to be reliable. OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors cannot guarantee the accuracy of the opinion shared, and viewers, readers, and listeners should not rely on it. Opinions expressed are not financial advice. Please consult a licensed financial advisor before making any financial decisions. You must research before you invest in anything. Do not invest based on what someone else is doing or not doing, or based on other people's opinions. #XRP #Ripple

The Baby Manual
12 - Illness and Red Flags

The Baby Manual

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 27:07


In this episode Dr. Carole Keim MD covers baby illnesses and red flags. A red flag is a sign something could be wrong with your baby. Dr. Keim explains abnormal temperatures, choking, diarrhea, head injuries, seizures, and more to guide you in identifying red flags and what they might mean.Not all red flags are emergencies that require immediate attention. Some are, but some are identified as urgent, which means your baby should be seen by your doctor within the next week or two. Dr. Keim shares this list of major red flags to watch for in the hopes it helps you, and ideally saves you and your baby a trip to the ER.This episode will cover: What is a red flag?Urgent v. EmergentAbnormal Temperature - emergencyApnea/Cyanosis - emergencyAspiration/Choking - emergencyBlood in the Diaper - urgentBulging Fontanel - emergencyCough - emergencyCOVID/flu/RSV exposure - urgentDiarrhea/Vomiting - urgentHead injury - emergent if signs of concussion/fx, otherwise urgentJaundice - urgentSeizure - emergencyUmbilical Cord Infection - urgentUmbilical Granuloma - urgentWhat is a red flag? - 00:24A red flag is a sign that something MIGHT be wrong and you should run it by a doctor.  Urgent vs. Emergent - 00:37Urgent = should be seen by their doctor at the next available appointment, ideally within a week or two.Emergent = they need to be seen that day (sometimes immediately) - go to the ER or call emergency services.  If you are traveling, look up the phone number for emergency services before you go.  It's 911 in the US but different in other countries.It is ALWAYS ok to call your doctor or emergency services if you are concerned!Abnormal Temperature - emergency - 1:15You should have a rectal or temporal artery (TA) thermometer at home.  Go buy one if you don't have one yet.  The rectal temperature is the most accurate in babies, since their skin doesn't hold heat very well.  If your baby is acting strange, or feels especially warm or cool to the touch, you can check a rectal temperature.  Underarm temps and infrared forehead temps are inaccurate after the first few days/weeks of life - they can read either too high or too low by as much as 2 degrees.  They are ok as a screening, but they are measuring surface temperature and not core temperature, so if you are concerned and want an accurate read you need to do a core temperature - either rectal or TA.A core temperature higher than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) is considered a fever.  A rectal temperature less than 96 degrees Fahrenheit (35.5 degrees Celsius) is considered to be hypothermia.   Babies who are less than 6 months old have immature immune systems, and an abnormal temperature (either high or low) can be a sign that they have an infection.   Apnea/Cyanosis - emergency - 3:29 If your baby appears to stop breathing for several seconds (apnea), or starts turning blue (cyanosis), it's time to call a doctor.  Cyanosis is most apparent on and around the lips, fingertips, and toes.  Aspiration/Choking - emergency - 4:10Signs of aspiration/choking include gagging, coughing, arching the back, vomiting, and turning blue.  Call your doctor if your baby is experiencing these symptoms, or 911 if it's severe.Blood in the Diaper - urgent - 4:46If you see blood in your baby's diaper, and you think it is coming from the urine or stool (and not from pseudomenses), call the doctor.  This is urgent but not emergent.Bulging Fontanel - emergency - 5:30If the anterior fontanel (soft spot) seems to be higher than the rest of the skull, this is a sign that the pressure around your baby's brain is too high.  The fontanel will often raise during crying, straining to poo, and other normal maneuvers.  That is nothing to worry about.  But when the fontanel is bulging when your baby is calm, you need to see a doctor.Cough - emergency - 6:33Hiccups are normal, sneezing is normal, but cough is not.  Clearing their throat after eating doesn't count as a cough.  Any baby less than 6mo with cough needs to go to the ER - they are at risk of apnea and may need to be admitted depending on how they are doing.OTC cough medicines are NOT to be used in children less than 6 years of age - they can cause them to stop breathing, and the safe ones (like antihistamines) just don't work.COVID/flu/RSV exposure - urgent - 8:47Call your doctor or check the CDC website for current guidelines. Everyone in the house should wash hands often.  Anyone with cough or runny nose should wear a mask and try to stay away from baby.  If you're breastfeeding and you have COVID/flu/RSV, keep breastfeeding!  You're giving passive immunity to your baby that way.  Just wear a mask so you don't cough onto the baby.   Breastfeeding babies: mom can take Vitamin C, Vitamin D, echinacea, and zinc to pass through breastmilk to baby.If baby develops cough or fever, go to the ER if under 6 mos, or call your doctor if over 6 mos.  Diarrhea/Vomiting - urgent - 12:09Babies can get dehydrated very quickly from diarrhea and/or vomiting.  Call your doctor if baby has vomiting or diarrhea 2-4x in the same day; go to the ER if it is more than 4x in a row or if baby is showing any signs of dehydration: dry lips/tongue, sunken fontanelle, irritable, lethargic.It's ok to rehydrate babies over 6 mos by giving water or an electrolyte solution (pedialyte, ORS) to replace losses, but only in small volumes - check with your doctor about how much is ok to give.  Remember they are on a primarily liquid diet, and giving electrolyte solution can cause them to be protein/fat/calorie depleted.  Head injury - emergent if signs of concussion/fx, otherwise urgent - 14:22Any time your baby falls off a surface (couch, changing table, bed, etc.) you need to call a doctor to make sure your baby did not sustain a concussion.Signs of concussion include:Losing consciousness / faintingVomitingChange in personality - persistent crying, acting strange, trouble sleeping/eating, etc.Pupils unequal sizeSeizure Weakness of the entire body or parts of the bodyIf you feel skull crepitus (a crunchy sensation under the skin) or if baby's fontanel is raised, that is an emergency.  Crepitus = skull fracture, bulging fontanel = bleeding around the brain. Jaundice - urgent - 18:07If your baby's skin and eyes appear yellow, you should call a doctor.  Most babies will have jaundice at some point, and your doctor can do a test to determine the level of bilirubin in the blood to see whether the jaundice needs treatment or not.  If the level of bilirubin is too high and is not treated, it can cause brain damage.Seizure - emergency - 20:02Infantile seizures may be the whole body (generalized shaking and tremors), or may only involve part of the body.  Some signs of seizures are:The whole body or part of the body makes repetitive jerking movementsSucking when there is nothing in the mouthFast blinkingEyes deviated to the sideIf you think your baby might be having a seizure, remove anything that might be in baby's mouth, make sure your baby is not left unattended on a surface, and call an ambulance.If you are able to take a video of the seizure, it can be very helpful for the doctors to see that!Umbilical Cord Infection - urgent - 22:35If the skin around the umbilical cord is red, swollen, warm to touch, and tender, these are signs of infection.  Umbilical Granuloma - urgent - 23:42When the umbilical cord falls off, it's normal to have a little bit of bleeding and what looks like yellowish goo.  After the cord has fallen off, clean the area gently with a wet washcloth or a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol.  The bleeding should stop immediately, and much of the yellow goo will come off.  If the umbilicus is still bleeding, or there is too much yellowness, there may be an umbilical granuloma in there.  This can be treated easily at the doctor's office with a chemical called silver nitrate.  The chemical cauterizes the granuloma, and the process is completely painless for your baby.All of this information is also in The Baby Manual book, which is available for purchase. Remember it is always okay to call your doctor or emergency services if you have concerns about your baby's health.  Resources discussed in this episode:The Baby Manual - Available on Amazon--Dr. Carole Keim MD: linktree | tiktok | instagram

Pharma Intelligence Podcasts
The Push For OTC Birth Control With Victoria Nichols

Pharma Intelligence Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 19:00


On this episode, HBW speaks to Victoria Nichols, project director of Free the Pill. Operated by Ibis Reproductive Health, a nonprofit advocacy organization focused on advancing sexual and reproductive autonomy worldwide, Free the Pill is a campaign supporting increased oral contraceptive access through OTC birth control pills. Ibis Reproductive is also working with Perrigo to submit an Rx-to-OTC switch NDA later this year for its progestin daily oral contraceptive. In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, Nichols talks about the importance of advocating for OTC birth control, the limited availability of OTC oral contraceptives in the US, and the current legislation being introduced that would help ensure OTC birth control is covered by insurance.

Gold Newsletter Podcast
What the Green Revolution Will Demand from Miners | Gwen Preston

Gold Newsletter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 34:42


Gwen Preston, founder and editor of Resource Maven, discusses her plans and expectations for the other side of the bear market. Major factors include the Fed's monetary policy, an inflation-fighting recession, and the looming copper supply shortage that will result in skyrocketing prices. Chairman Leo Hathaway of Golden Shield Resources (CSE: GSRI) announces the company's second round of drill results from their Mazoa Hill target in southwestern Guyana and their new financing strategy. He expects their OTC option for Americans to become available in three to four weeks. Show notes: https://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/what-the-green-revolution-will-demand-from-miners/

Design Thinking 101
Designing Brand Experience + Commercial Design for Good with Jos Harrison — DT101 E94

Design Thinking 101

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 44:13


Jos Harrison is the global head of brand experience and design at Reckitt. We talk about brand experience design and commercial design for good. Listen to learn about: Brand building Finding ways for companies to do good in a way that builds brand  Learning design Omnichannel communication and its effect on brand building Design's role in creating a better future  Our Guest Jos is obsessed with bringing brands closer to people — in all the ways (big and small) that improve lives, making people happier and healthier. Jos designs experiences for people, communities and societies — never for 'consumers' — and in doing so, he tries to fulfill my responsibility to our planet: protecting and nurturing it in any way I can.  Show Highlights [01:04] Jos talks about Reckitt, building toolkits and frameworks, and the clients they work with. [03:01] Jos' early background as an industrial and product designer. [03:21] A stint in marketing and commercial interior design. [03:50] Moving into branding, working at Cadbury Schweppes, and experience marketing. [05:14] Starting at Reckitt and diving into OTC healthcare and hygiene branding. [05:40] Finding his place in innovation and brand building. [06:18] Jos talks about the more challenging moments of his career journey. [07:00] Blind spots and education gaps that arise when you're a student. [10:02] Ways Jos is working to close those gaps in his own team and the teams he works with. [10:11] How humans learn best. [11:56] Design doesn't lend itself well to formal training. [12:14] Designers learn most when directly involved in solving problems. [12:28] Jos' team makeup. [14:31] Things Jos wishes designers understood better. [16:48] Mapping is a great way to pinpoint gaps in knowledge and experience. [17:34] Exploring the concept of purpose with Reckitt's clients. [17:56] Clarifying purpose starts with going back to the beginning of the brand. [18:40] People now expect corporations to make positive effects on the world in some way. [20:59] Jos offers an example using the Lysol brand. [24:03] A fascinating look into the many micro-interactions that, over time, build a brand. [25:32] Easier to build a brand in the past. [26:06] Jos talks about how the industry is different now. [25:24] The omnichannel experience and how it's made brand building more complex. [27:39] Creating customer cohorts. [28:26] The experience map tool. [29:35] Why it's important to understand your customer's attitudes and behavior. [31:08] Why storytelling is so important in design. [34:22] Designers create for someone else. [35:16] People are Jos' greatest resource for learning. [36:54] Why Jos recommends organizations partner with creatives. [39:27] Jos' final thoughts about our need for more empathy, and design's role in fostering more empathy in society.  Links: Jos on LinkedIn Reckitt Five minutes with Jos Harrison Q&A with Jos Harrison of RB How to nail your brand's purpose Get them talking – why designing for advocacy is crucial for FMCG brands   Other Design Thinking 101 Episodes You Might Like: Humble Design Leadership + Design Agency and Experience Design Evolution with Aleksandra Melnikova — DT101 E33 Learning Design + Designing for How People Learn with Julie Dirksen — DT101 E42 Employee Experience by Design: How to Create an Effective EX for Competitive Advantage with Belinda Gannaway — DT101 E75

Your Daily Dose
Your Daily Dose 06-27-22

Your Daily Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 7:33


The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel's biggest headlines quickly dispensed.  The perfect OTC for people on the go! For the subscription-strength version, sign up for Your Daily Dose newsletter.   For more on these and other stories, visit our official website. TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES: DeHART OF A CHAMPION SUICIDE MISSION GET BENT'S PRIMARY SCHOOL

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion
Ripple to leave US if - USD replaced as Reserve Currency - Where is XRP?

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 47:05


Ripple to leave US if - USD replaced as Reserve Currency - Where is XRP? ________________ SUPPORT ON THE CHAIN JOIN THE CHANNEL https://otc.one/join OTC MERCH https://onthechain.shop BUY US A COFFEE https://otc.one/buy-us-a-coffee Support ON THE CHAIN (Our version of Patreon) https://otc.one/support -------------- ON THE CHAIN SUBSCRIBE TO THE OTC PODCAST: https://otc.one/podcast Subscribe to our other Youtube Channel: https://otc.one/onthechain On The Web: https://onthechain.io Follow OTC on Twitter: https://otc.one/otc Join our FREE Telegram Roundtable channel: https://t.me/onthechain_roundtable -------------- JEFF Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://otc.one/jeff -------------- CHIP Follow Chip on Twitter: https://otc.one/chip Listen to Chip's music http://nojoyyet.com​ -------------- DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed by content contributors that appear on OTC are solely expressing their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors. Content contributors may have previously disseminated information on a social media platform, website, or another medium such as a podcast, television, or radio. OTC, Content Contributors, Affiliates, or Sponsors are not obligated to update or correct any information. The content contributors are sharing the information which they believe to be reliable. OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors cannot guarantee the accuracy of the opinion shared, and viewers, readers, and listeners should not rely on it. Opinions expressed are not financial advice. Please consult a licensed financial advisor before making any financial decisions. You must research before you invest in anything. Do not invest based on what someone else is doing or not doing, or based on other people's opinions. #XRP #Ripple

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion
XRP - Ripple Visits New York and Toronto - Music Crypto Royalty Payments in XRP

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 45:51


XRP - Ripple Visits New York and Toronto - Music Crypto Royalty Payments in XRP ________________ SUPPORT ON THE CHAIN JOIN THE CHANNEL https://otc.one/join OTC MERCH https://onthechain.shop BUY US A COFFEE https://otc.one/buy-us-a-coffee Support ON THE CHAIN (Our version of Patreon) https://otc.one/support -------------- ON THE CHAIN SUBSCRIBE TO THE OTC PODCAST: https://otc.one/podcast Subscribe to our other Youtube Channel: https://otc.one/onthechain On The Web: https://onthechain.io Follow OTC on Twitter: https://otc.one/otc Join our FREE Telegram Roundtable channel: https://t.me/onthechain_roundtable -------------- JEFF Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://otc.one/jeff -------------- CHIP Follow Chip on Twitter: https://otc.one/chip Listen to Chip's music http://nojoyyet.com​ -------------- DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed by content contributors that appear on OTC are solely expressing their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors. Content contributors may have previously disseminated information on a social media platform, website, or another medium such as a podcast, television, or radio. OTC, Content Contributors, Affiliates, or Sponsors are not obligated to update or correct any information. The content contributors are sharing the information which they believe to be reliable. OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors cannot guarantee the accuracy of the opinion shared, and viewers, readers, and listeners should not rely on it. Opinions expressed are not financial advice. Please consult a licensed financial advisor before making any financial decisions. You must research before you invest in anything. Do not invest based on what someone else is doing or not doing, or based on other people's opinions. #XRP #Ripple

Your Daily Dose
Your Daily Dose 06-24-22

Your Daily Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 4:44


The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel's biggest headlines quickly dispensed.  The perfect OTC for people on the go! For the subscription-strength version, sign up for Your Daily Dose newsletter.   For more on these and other stories, visit our official website. TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES: KROSKY, SWILLS AND GNOSH LEAVE IT BE PLOT DEVICE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Irish Tech News Audio Articles
Solving the challenges of liquidity, why being first to market could be a massive advantage, Nick Cote, Marsbase

Irish Tech News Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 3:26


We catch up with Nick Cote, founder of Marsbase to learn about his promising solution to the challenges of liquidity by creating a new way to access it. We ask him why now, why his team has the ability to make this work, and what impact the current state of the market will have on this project. Nick was also recently at recent high profile crypto events in Texas and NYC and we discuss his take on current trends and opportunities to watch out for. Solving the challenges of liquidity, Nick Cote, Marsbase Nick Cote (CEO) – Nick has been entrenched in the crypto space since 2012, joining the 1Broker / 1Fox team in 2013 and growing the CFD / to over 100,000 users. In 2015, he started and currently manages a primarily institutional-focused OTC network for digital assets. See all their relevant links and more information here -> More about Marsbase Marsbase is the first decentralized secondary market, a defi OTC desk. We've built this as an infrastructure project, we believe that we've created a new alternative source of liquidity by concentrating liquidity of large orders in one place and becoming the platform for OTC in crypto. Our platform works through bid auction deals and discount model orders – this type of functionality perfectly covers our niche. Additionally, we are moving towards becoming the first compliant marketplace of unvested tokens and equity. Marsbase Mission -trading without slippage price -Decentralized OTC deals -Available for whales & retail investors -Best coin offers with discount prices -Full ERC-20 coin range Marsbase opens access to 2 types of OTC trades with a choice of 150 currency pairs, as well as a launchpad for projects with vesting and the ability to resell vesting tokens. We have combined all this in a single marketplace for all market participants, lowering the threshold for entering OTC deals literally to satoshi and providing tools for managing the reputation. Moreover, the MBASE native OTC token of the Marsbase platform, as well as staking and farming will make your trading experience as profitable as possible. You will be able to receive cashback from your transactions and instantly calculate the profit from transactions on Marsbase. See more podcasts here. More about Irish Tech News Irish Tech News are Ireland's No. 1 Online Tech Publication and often Ireland's No.1 Tech Podcast too. You can find hundreds of fantastic previous episodes and subscribe using whatever platform you like via our Anchor.fm page here: If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming Podcast email us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie now to discuss. Irish Tech News have a range of services available to help promote your business. Why not drop us a line at Info@IrishTechNews.ie now to find out more about how we can help you reach our audience. You can also find and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.

Your Daily Dose
Your Daily Dose 06-23-22

Your Daily Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 5:05


The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel's biggest headlines quickly dispensed.  The perfect OTC for people on the go! For the subscription-strength version, sign up for Your Daily Dose newsletter.   For more on these and other stories, visit our official website. TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES: ROLLING FATTIES PARRISH THE THOUGHT KICKING UP ELECTION CONCERNS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Our True Colors
Don't Get Pitch Slapped! An Ethics Convo with Ruthie Bowles

Our True Colors

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 39:54


Ruthie Bowles is a US Army Veteran, mom to four kids, and lives in Maryland with her family, goats, and chickens. She focuses on bringing awareness to the unethical tactics and strategies in the small business coaching and consulting industry. Ruthie is also an audiobook narrator.She joins Yolandie and me this episode to talk about teasing out powerful coaches and consultants from those who are just out to pitch slap you. While everyone can use a great coach, Ruthie warns about those with unhealthy marketing and sales tactics that are all about selling hot air and not results.If this is your first time with OTC, check out Season 1 Episode 1: START HERE for more background on the show.Visit www.truecolorscast.com for more show info and join the community on Instagram to continue the conversations!Our True Colors is sponsored by True Colors Consulting - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion support that goes beyond compliance!References you might find interesting:Work-Life HarmonyBelgium, Portugal And Other European Countries Prohibit Managers From Contacting Employees Outside Of Working Hours

Irish Tech News Audio Articles
Business Showcase: Marsbase, delivering the first decentralised secondary market

Irish Tech News Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 6:09


In this edition of the Business Showcase we catch up with the Marsbase team to learn more about their innovative product. Describe the company – the elevator pitch . Marsbase is the first decentralized secondary market, a defi OTC desk. We've built this as an infrastructure project, we believe that we've created a new alternative source of liquidity by concentrating liquidity of large orders in one place and becoming thE platform for OTC in crypto. Our platform works through bid auction deals and discount model orders – this type of functionality perfectly covers our niche. Additionally, we are moving towards becoming the first compliant marketplace of unvested tokens and equity. Marsbase the first decentralised secondary market How are you different? We are the first DeFi secondary market for OTC deals and vested assets. Why will you do well? We have created an all-in-one tool for structuring the fragmented OTC market. Where are you based? Our team is based worldwide, the CEO of the project lives in America, part of the team is located in Europe and some people are working from Asia. When was the company launched? We have started to work on the project one year ago What have been your biggest wins to date? On 6th of June, we launched a Beta version of our platform on BSC. Who are you trying to attract to your product? B2B (funds, launchpads, projects) and B2C (holders, bloggers, founders, whales, HNWI). There is one huge group – usual crypto users. This group is not involved in the OTC market at all and can't provide its liquidity to the current OTC market. strong>What tips would you give to others looking to build their business? Always believe in what you are building despite all obstacles. It is also essential to have a detailed business strategy but don't stick to it as the market is changing and chaotic and you must be adaptive and flexible in the journey. I decided to take a little walk around New York with @OlgaDvoretskaia And we'll see you very soon @NFT_NYC #NFTNYC #NFTNYC22 #NFTCommunity #NFTCommunity ADAM-X NFT by dOTC Marsbase (@NFTmarsbase) June 21, 2022 Tell us about your team? Nick Cote (CEO) – Nick has been entrenched in the crypto space since 2012, joining the 1Broker / 1Fox team in 2013 and grew the CFD / to over 100,000 users. In 2015, he started and currently manages a primarily institutional focused OTC network for digital assets. Denis Isaulov (COO) – Successfully brought to the market 3 different products for trading: Since 2016, have been actively working with new blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Dmitry Radkovsky (CTO) – 15 years of experience in IT. Worked at top-IT companies — Rambler&Co on Tech Lead positions. Previously CTO of Small Band Games, Kliro Interactive, Zebrain. 5 years as CTO of blockchain development of different DeFi protocols. What are your plans for the future? To find our place in this niche and make an important contribution to the chaotic OTC market. What are your favourite tech gadgets? Laptop as we are using it for creating our product. What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you? There are never enough laptops! Anything else you'd like to add/we should have asked? We would be happy to tell you more about how our project was created, what is the story behind it. How do people get in touch with you? You can keep in touch with us either via Telegram – @otcwhaler @Olysha8 or via email olyaverch@otcmarsbase.io ? I want to join the #MarsbaseOTCArmy ?@marsbaseio — A unique marketplace with best prices on altcoins. Trade any volume without losing money on slippage or price impact. ?Complete tasks? Get prizes ?? Join the Marsbase OTC Army ?? MARSBASE OTC (@MARSBASEio) April 4, 2022 Marsbase Mission A unique marketplace with best prices on any altcoin. Trade any volume without losing money on slippage or price impact Decentralized OTC deals Available for whales & retail investors Best coin offers with discount prices Full ERC-20 coin range Marsbase is a decentralized OTC...

The Irish Tech News Podcast
Solving the challenges of liquidity, why being first to market could be a massive advantage, Nick Cote, Marsbase

The Irish Tech News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 22:27


We catch up with Nick Cote, founder of Marsbase to learn about his promising solution to the challenges of liquidity by creating a new way to access it. We ask him why now, why his team has the ability to make this work, and what impact the current state of the market will have on this project. Nick was also recently at recent high profile crypto events in Texas and NYC and we discuss his take on current trends and opportunities to watch out for. Nick Cote (CEO) - Nick has been entrenched in the crypto space since 2012, joining the 1Broker / 1Fox team in 2013 and growing the CFD / to over 100,000 users. In 2015, he started and currently manages a primarily institutional-focused OTC network for digital assets. See all their relevant links and more information here -> https://linktr.ee/MARSBASE More about Marsbase Marsbase is the first decentralized secondary market, a defi OTC desk. We've built this as an infrastructure project, we believe that we've created a new alternative source of liquidity by concentrating liquidity of large orders in one place and becoming the platform for OTC in crypto. Our platform works through bid auction deals and discount model orders – this type of functionality perfectly covers our niche. Additionally, we are moving towards becoming the first compliant marketplace of unvested tokens and equity. Marsbase Mission -trading without slippage price -Decentralized OTC deals -Available for whales & retail investors -Best coin offers with discount prices -Full ERC-20 coin range Marsbase opens access to 2 types of OTC trades with a choice of 150 currency pairs, as well as a launchpad for projects with vesting and the ability to resell vesting tokens. We have combined all this in a single marketplace for all market participants, lowering the threshold for entering OTC deals literally to satoshi and providing tools for managing the reputation. Moreover, the MBASE native OTC token of the Marsbase platform, as well as staking and farming will make your trading experience as profitable as possible. You will be able to receive cashback from your transactions and instantly calculate the profit from transactions on Marsbase.

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion
Leverage your crypto to buy real estate with guest Josip Rupena from Milo

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 46:44


Leverage your crypto to buy real estate with guest Josip Rupena from Milo Milo is a digital banking and lending platform empowering global and crypto consumers to access US markets and Unlock What's Possible. Chapters 'Coming Soon Compiled by Hans Loaded https://twitter.com/hansloaded ________________ JOSIP REPENA Follow Josip on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JRupena Follow Milo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiloCredit Milo: https://www.milocredit.com ________________ SUPPORT ON THE CHAIN JOIN THE CHANNEL https://otc.one/join OTC MERCH https://onthechain.shop BUY US A COFFEE https://otc.one/buy-us-a-coffee Support ON THE CHAIN (Our version of Patreon) https://otc.one/support -------------- ON THE CHAIN SUBSCRIBE TO THE OTC PODCAST: https://otc.one/podcast Subscribe to our other Youtube Channel: https://otc.one/onthechain On The Web: https://onthechain.io Follow OTC on Twitter: https://otc.one/otc Join our FREE Telegram Roundtable channel: https://t.me/onthechain_roundtable -------------- JEFF Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://otc.one/jeff -------------- CHIP Follow Chip on Twitter: https://otc.one/chip Listen to Chip's music http://nojoyyet.com​ -------------- DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed by content contributors that appear on OTC are solely expressing their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors. Content contributors may have previously disseminated information on a social media platform, website, or another medium such as a podcast, television, or radio. OTC, Content Contributors, Affiliates, or Sponsors are not obligated to update or correct any information. The content contributors are sharing the information which they believe to be reliable. OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors cannot guarantee the accuracy of the opinion shared, and viewers, readers, and listeners should not rely on it. Opinions expressed are not financial advice. Please consult a licensed financial advisor before making any financial decisions. You must research before you invest in anything. Do not invest based on what someone else is doing or not doing, or based on other people's opinions. #XRP #Ripple

Your Daily Dose
Your Daily Dose 06-22-22

Your Daily Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 4:39


The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel's biggest headlines quickly dispensed.  The perfect OTC for people on the go! For the subscription-strength version, sign up for Your Daily Dose newsletter.   For more on these and other stories, visit our official website. TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES: CAPACITY FOR CHANGE BENCHED THE CART BEFORE THE COURTS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Dave Lukas, The Misfit Entrepreneur_Breakthrough Entrepreneurship
307: Go Where Others Can't or Won't, How to Maximize a Niche with Microcap Millionaire, Mariusz Skonieczny

Dave Lukas, The Misfit Entrepreneur_Breakthrough Entrepreneurship

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 44:57


This week's Misfit Entrepreneur is Mariusz Skonieczny. Mariusz is the founder of MicroCap Explosions and the author of 11 books on the subject of investing. Mariusz has carved out a unique niche investing in microcap companies where the institutions don't play, and the retail investors don't focus. And it's very lucrative. Over the course of a decade Mariusz personally turned $10k into over $7 million investing in Microcaps and now he teaches others to do what he does. I've always loved exploring unique niches with the entrepreneurs that find and maximize them, and I'm excited for Mariusz to share his journey and more about the Microcap niche with you in this episode. Mariusz Skonieczny on YouTube Mariusz philosophy is to go where others can't go or don't want to go. You have to be very picky about where you are going to be competitive and look for the best place where you can have an edge. Mariusz was born in Poland and grew up there focused on sports. He came to the US in his late teens and wanted to play basketball. He was not good enough and it broke his heart. He was not competitive enough…not to mention he could hardly speak English. This experience led him to discover and look for unique niches that don't have a lot of competition. He gravitated toward investing. At first, he did what most people do and invested in blue chip stocks. As he found, if you do what everyone else does, it doesn't pay that well. He then heard an interview with Warren Buffett where Warren talked about how investors need to look for unique opportunities that other investors don't or won't invest in and that set him on the path to do what he does now in the microcap space. What is a microcap investment? Companies that have market capitalization of less than $200 million. These are companies in which all the shares outstanding multiplied by the price are less than $200 million. Most of the time, these companies' stocks trade less than $5. Some of them get a negative connotation of being “penny stocks.” What matters is the business behind them and that is the key – if there is a good business behind that has a path to grow, then it can offer a good opportunity. These companies are publicly traded, but usually on secondary exchanges such as Toronto or OTC. There is less competition there as well. A lot of the companies “grow up” on these exchanges and then move over to the larger ones like the Nasdaq, etc. How do you find a microcap opportunity? You can find them on stock screeners, but Mariusz goes to an exchange like the Canadian Stock exchange that has 700 companies and spends the time to evaluate each one to find the best. 80-90% are not great companies. He will whittle it down to the top 50 or so, then find the top 10% out of those and then do full diligence to decide the best one. He's willing to do the work where others don't. What are the criteria you look for in a microcap? Don't invest in trash companies! Find the diamond with high quality revenue. Recurring revenue is critical. The business model offering should have high switching costs meaning it is hard for a client to drop the offering. The business should have high margin revenues with gross profit margins above 50%. The business should also have a long runway and growth trajectory. How do you predict the success and growth rate of an opportunity? Each business will be different. An example is Voxster which focuses on the real estate industry. At the 17 min mark, Mariusz discussed Voxster's business model and how he evaluated the company to invest in it. How do you manage risk? The best thing you can do to manage risk is to invest quality companies with proven business models and profitability. You must also not overpay for them. Most companies are too expensive. You must have patience and be selective. How do you determine value, so you don't overpay? You can look at multiples of revenue or income. With smaller companies, net income is not the best way because they grow faster and sacrifice profitability by investing it back into the company for the growth. 1-3x revenue is a good rule of thumb when it comes to the stock price and how it is trading. How do you stay in an investment? Years – typically 5-6 If you are a businessperson or entrepreneur, you know it takes time to grow. Play the long game. Anything else we should know about microcaps? You must have patience. You must have tolerance for volatility. You can get homeruns if you don't overpay. ​ What other lessons have you learned on your entrepreneur journey? If you see a problem, don't wait for others to solve – see if you can be the one to do it. Or look for companies that solve problems and become part of the journey by investing in them. Best Quote: If you see a problem, don't wait for others to solve it – see if you can be the one to do it. Mariusz's Misfit 3: Think independently. You don't need others' approval to do what it is you want to do in business or investing. Do not worry about what others think. Show Sponsors Feedback Loop (Get 3 FREE Full Tests) Go.FeedbackLoop.com/Misfit 5 Minute Journal www.MisfitEntrepreneur.com/Journal

Your Daily Dose
Your Daily Dose 06-21-22

Your Daily Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 6:37


The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel's biggest headlines quickly dispensed.  The perfect OTC for people on the go! For the subscription-strength version, sign up for Your Daily Dose newsletter.   For more on these and other stories, visit our official website. TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES: KNOCK ON WOOD CAPITAL GAINS ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL

Your Daily Dose
Your Daily Dose 06-20-22

Your Daily Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 5:03


The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel's biggest headlines quickly dispensed.  The perfect OTC for people on the go! For the subscription-strength version, sign up for Your Daily Dose newsletter.   For more on these and other stories, visit our official website. TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES: MORE HOUSING ON THE MARKET? A SHOT IN THE DARK A SPECIAL PLACE IN THEIR HEARTS PRIMARY SCHOOL  

World Oil Deep Dive
Live from OTC - After Hours!

World Oil Deep Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 30:29


One of the most enjoyable parts of OTC are the events that happen in the evening after the show. I this episode you'll get an inside glimpse a couple of these events.

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion
Ripple XRP - Real Reason Politicians are Pumping BTC and ETH - Same Reason SEC is Targeting XRP

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 59:46


Ripple XRP - Real Reason Politicians are Pumping BTC and ETH - Same Reason SEC is Targeting XRP What is the real reason politicians are pumping BTC and ETH as Commodities and Non-Securities? This is very probable to be the same reason the SEC is targeting XRP and Ripple. Big business is doubling down and buying the DIP - with big names behind it! Who is really behind the big Crypto Market downturn - well according to owner and founder of FTX it is the Fed. Chapters 'Coming Soon' Compiled by Hans Loaded https://twitter.com/hansloaded ________________ SUPPORT ON THE CHAIN JOIN THE CHANNEL https://otc.one/join OTC MERCH https://onthechain.shop BUY US A COFFEE https://otc.one/buy-us-a-coffee Support ON THE CHAIN (Our version of Patreon) https://otc.one/support -------------- ON THE CHAIN SUBSCRIBE TO THE OTC PODCAST: https://otc.one/podcast Subscribe to our other Youtube Channel: https://otc.one/onthechain On The Web: https://onthechain.io Follow OTC on Twitter: https://otc.one/otc Join our FREE Telegram Roundtable channel: https://t.me/onthechain_roundtable -------------- JEFF Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://otc.one/jeff -------------- CHIP Follow Chip on Twitter: https://otc.one/chip Listen to Chip's music http://nojoyyet.com​ -------------- DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed by content contributors that appear on OTC are solely expressing their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors. Content contributors may have previously disseminated information on a social media platform, website, or another medium such as a podcast, television, or radio. OTC, Content Contributors, Affiliates, or Sponsors are not obligated to update or correct any information. The content contributors are sharing the information which they believe to be reliable. OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors cannot guarantee the accuracy of the opinion shared, and viewers, readers, and listeners should not rely on it. Opinions expressed are not financial advice. Please consult a licensed financial advisor before making any financial decisions. You must research before you invest in anything. Do not invest based on what someone else is doing or not doing, or based on other people's opinions. #XRP #Ripple

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion
Ripple XRP - Lotus Partnership - SEC Update - Can We Survive the Bear Market?

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 61:48


Ripple XRP - Lotus Partnership - SEC Update - Can We Survive the Bear Market? ________________ SUPPORT ON THE CHAIN JOIN THE CHANNEL https://otc.one/join OTC MERCH https://onthechain.shop BUY US A COFFEE https://otc.one/buy-us-a-coffee Support ON THE CHAIN (Our version of Patreon) https://otc.one/support -------------- ON THE CHAIN SUBSCRIBE TO THE OTC PODCAST: https://otc.one/podcast Subscribe to our other Youtube Channel: https://otc.one/onthechain On The Web: https://onthechain.io Follow OTC on Twitter: https://otc.one/otc Join our FREE Telegram Roundtable channel: https://t.me/onthechain_roundtable -------------- JEFF Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://otc.one/jeff -------------- CHIP Follow Chip on Twitter: https://otc.one/chip Listen to Chip's music http://nojoyyet.com​ -------------- DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed by content contributors that appear on OTC are solely expressing their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors. Content contributors may have previously disseminated information on a social media platform, website, or another medium such as a podcast, television, or radio. OTC, Content Contributors, Affiliates, or Sponsors are not obligated to update or correct any information. The content contributors are sharing the information which they believe to be reliable. OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors cannot guarantee the accuracy of the opinion shared, and viewers, readers, and listeners should not rely on it. Opinions expressed are not financial advice. Please consult a licensed financial advisor before making any financial decisions. You must research before you invest in anything. Do not invest based on what someone else is doing or not doing, or based on other people's opinions. #XRP #Ripple

Your Daily Dose
Your Daily Dose 06-17-22

Your Daily Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 6:47


The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel's biggest headlines quickly dispensed.  The perfect OTC for people on the go! For the subscription-strength version, sign up for Your Daily Dose newsletter.   For more on these and other stories, visit our official website. TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES: LESS TIME TO WASTE Un-PAC-ing CLAIMS YES, PLEAS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Your Daily Dose
Your Daily Dose 06-16-22

Your Daily Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 7:24


The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel's biggest headlines quickly dispensed.  The perfect OTC for people on the go! For the subscription-strength version, sign up for Your Daily Dose newsletter.   For more on these and other stories, visit our official website. TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES: CUTTING TO THE CHASE FIELD SURVEY BUILT BY ASSOCIATION PRIMARY SCHOOL

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion
Ripple XRP - Collapse of the Crypto Market - Run For The Hills - YEAH RIGHT

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 54:50


Ripple XRP - Collapse of the Crypto Market - Run For The Hills - YEAH RIGHT What is the impetus of the Crypto Market Crash? People are running scared and running for the hills. We, in the XRP Community, are fortunate to have new advice from an insider. The legal case takes another turn as the SEC again oversteps their authority and tries to operate outside the confines of the courts. We cannot forget about Celsius - is this a sign of things to come - should we be scared? Should we really run for this hills. Or, is this just another wave of the young, but ever expanding, digital asset growth. Chapters 'Coming Soon' Compiled by Hans Loaded https://twitter.com/hansloaded ________________ SUPPORT ON THE CHAIN JOIN THE CHANNEL https://otc.one/join OTC MERCH https://onthechain.shop BUY US A COFFEE https://otc.one/buy-us-a-coffee Support ON THE CHAIN (Our version of Patreon) https://otc.one/support -------------- ON THE CHAIN SUBSCRIBE TO THE OTC PODCAST: https://otc.one/podcast Subscribe to our other Youtube Channel: https://otc.one/onthechain On The Web: https://onthechain.io Follow OTC on Twitter: https://otc.one/otc Join our FREE Telegram Roundtable channel: https://t.me/onthechain_roundtable -------------- JEFF Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://otc.one/jeff -------------- CHIP Follow Chip on Twitter: https://otc.one/chip Listen to Chip's music http://nojoyyet.com​ -------------- DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed by content contributors that appear on OTC are solely expressing their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors. Content contributors may have previously disseminated information on a social media platform, website, or another medium such as a podcast, television, or radio. OTC, Content Contributors, Affiliates, or Sponsors are not obligated to update or correct any information. The content contributors are sharing the information which they believe to be reliable. OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors cannot guarantee the accuracy of the opinion shared, and viewers, readers, and listeners should not rely on it. Opinions expressed are not financial advice. Please consult a licensed financial advisor before making any financial decisions. You must research before you invest in anything. Do not invest based on what someone else is doing or not doing, or based on other people's opinions. #XRP #Ripple

Your Daily Dose
Your Daily Dose 06-15-22

Your Daily Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 6:38


The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel's biggest headlines quickly dispensed.  The perfect OTC for people on the go! For the subscription-strength version, sign up for Your Daily Dose newsletter.   For more on these and other stories, visit our official website. TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES: STAYING CENTERED THE COURT DIDN'T ARRAIGN ON PETERS' PARADE PAVING A WAY FORWARD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Machine learning
Why are hedge funds at risk in the future

Machine learning

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 4:47


why are hedge funds at risk in the future A new development in the investment world is the introduction of quantitative strategies€ These strategies use mathematics to develop computer algorithms that trade in markets to generate profits These strategies are far from perfect, as it is impossible to predict what the market will do at all times Despite this, many funds have decided to use these strategies to trade in the markets Some believe that these strategies can be applied to the OTC markets, while others believe they are doomed to fail The OTC markets are the over the counter markets, which refers to the fact that they are not traded on a formal exchange, such as NYSE However, quant strategies have not proven to be very effective in these markets, as they are far less liquid than the futures and equities markets, which are much more popular with these strategies According to analysts, the introduction of this style of investing will likely not have a large impact on the OTC markets The OTC markets are often referred to as the shadow€ banking system, as they are not regulated by the government and instead are regulated by the industry, which is much different from the banking sector However, the OTC markets use a large amount of the assets that are in the banking system, which makes them a significant part of the financial system The introduction of hedge funds and quant strategies could have a significant impact on the OTC markets, as it would change the market structure and force some of the participants to react These strategies will likely be used by some of the larger banks, but the overall impact will likely be small While this is the case, it is likely that the OTC markets will continue to be an important part of the financial system --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/david-nishimoto/message

Puestos pa'l Problema
PPP Extra: Ceiba Rocket Man

Puestos pa'l Problema

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 53:50


¡Ven a celebrar la Navidad con nosotros el 23 de julio! Aquí los boletos en precio especial de PRE-VENTA para "A PPP Christmas in July", a celebrarse el sábado 23/julio en Cayey. El boleto incluye entrada, comida, bebida y transportación desde SJ/Ponce. Asegura el precio más bajo y compra tus boletos AQUÍ. -- —   Nuestra comisión del buen gusto de PPP, te recuerda que nuestros patroncitos de Boronea, localizados en el Mall of San, tienen lo último en vestimenta de alta calidad para caballeros con materiales en sus camisas como el 100% algodón y lino, permitiendo que te sientas cómodo y sin calor. Así que ya sabes, dale percha a esa pijama y a esa polo percudida, y pasa por Boronea. Los encuentras en su página de instagra Boroneapr y en su tienda de The Mall of San Juan. – Si ya estas vacunado y con ganas de buscarte un viejecito  a Madrid,  Ciudad de Mexico o un Crucero por el Caribe. Confia en Coupi Travel Services. Agentes de Viajes listos para buscarte la mejor oferta y economica para tus proximas vacaciones.  Acreditados con la Compañia de Turismo y si pasa alguna situación antes o en medio del viaje estan dispuestos a ayudarte para lo que sea. Llama al 787-860-1515 o mandele un email al: coupi1@aol.com –   Matrix Patent Agency se dedica a preparar y radicar aplicaciones de Patentes (de Invención diría la RAE), el documento que emite el USPTO y el cual protege sus derechos sobre 'Inventos' en EE. UU. (y extensiones para protección Global). El principal de Matrix se llama Luis Figarella, PE y Agente de Patentes Registrado en el USPTO (Reg. # 58,300).  Los agentes hacemos lo mismo que los abogados de patentes en lo que llamamos el “prosecution” (preparar, radicar y si, ‘negociar' con el Examinador del USPTO). Si ha pensado alguna ves proteger su ‘invento', me deja saber y vemos si se puede hacer algo o no. Desde que Matrix comenzó en el 2006, tengo sobre 115 patentes tramitadas y emitidas para mis clientes, 47 de ellas a clientes en PR. 603.557.8420 (C)  603.821.7400 (O) luis@mxpatent.com — Este PPP es traído por Súper Farmacia Isla Verde ubicada en la Marginal Villa Mar.  La farmacia que usted ve desde la Baldorioty de Castro con la Cruz verde y no es de Cannabis.  Allí la Dr. Brenda Cruz y su atento personal le brindarán el cuidado farmacéutico que ustedes necesitan, sus consultas farmacéuticas serán atendidas por ella, y se encargará que usted se adhiera a su terapia de medicamentos.   Cuentan con servicio de Vacunación (todas incluyendo COVID), están autorizados por el CDC y Dpto de Salud para despachar los medicamentos antivirales contra el COVID, además de la pruebas.   Contamos con un mini market, un amplio inventario de medicamentos OTC, y hacemos delivery GRATIS! — En este episodio: los planes del gobierno para que despeguen cohetes en Ceiba, lo último sobre el nombramiento del próximo/a Secretario/a del DRNA, AOC se expresa sobre borrador de estatus y se cocina poscón tributario en el Capitolio.  ¡Los y las suscriptoras de nuestro Patreon escucharon este podcast ayer! Suscríbete en patreon.com/puestospalproblema y disfruta de una gran comunidad y beneficios exclusivos. Con Jonathan Lebrón (@SrLebron) y Luis S. Herrero (@lherrero). Sigue a PPP en Twitter, Facebook e Instagram. ¿Te gusta el podcast? ¡Déjanos 5 estrellas! Nuestro logo y camisetas fueron diseñadas por Gabriel René. Síguelo en @gabrielrodz | https://gabrielrene.com Nuestra música fue compuesta por CPR EFFE. Descarga su disco "Treinta y Ocho". ¡Riega la voz! Dile a tus amigos que se pongan al día escuchando PPP. Suscríbete a nuestro Patreon y recibe contenido exclusivo, artículos: https://patreon.com/puestospalproblema See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Baby Manual
11 - Sleep

The Baby Manual

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 35:02


Dr. Carole Keim MD talks you through everything about sleep in this episode. Your baby's sleep and yours as well. She addresses sleep patterns, helping your baby fall asleep and stay asleep, crying, safe sleep and reducing SIDS risk, and how to consider nighttime work division with a partner so both of you can get your own sleep. Sleep is vital for both you and your baby. For the first months of your baby's life, they will sleep a lot in two or three hour increments, and wake to feed often, while you don't really sleep at all. Dr. Carole offers suggestions on how to help your baby learn the difference between night and day so you can teach that nighttime is for sleep. Develop a nighttime routine for your baby that will help them be ready to fall asleep faster in their crib. Dr. Carole also explains why she's pro-pacifier and swaddling and cautions about other ideas that may not be safe for your baby. Learn all about your baby's sleep health so you can get back to your own night rest.This episode will cover: Baby sleep patternsHow to help baby fall asleep and transfer to the bedHow much crying is okSafe sleep / SIDSCo-sleepingDivision of night workTips to help you sleep betterSleep trainingBaby sleep patterns: 00:44Newborns: about 18h per day, in 2-3h increments, and MUST be woken up to feed if they have slept 4 hours.  NB are only awake to feed/pee/poop/cry. Around a month they learn the night-day difference, and will start to sleep longer stretches at night and shorter ones during the day.  They still wake at least 1-3x per night and nap throughout the day.  You can help by interacting more during the day, and keeping the lights dim and a quiet voice at night Around 2 months they are allowed to sleep more than 4h at a time; check with your doctor to make sure they are gaining weight consistentlyBy 6 months some babies may sleep through the night, but most will still wake up at least once.  They are also typically taking 3 naps per day at this age, then 2/day at 9 mos, and 1/day at 1 year.It is normal even for the first few years of life to wake 1-2x per night.  Can make it less appealing by adding water to the bottle after 1y of age.The 4-6mo sleep regression - not a medical thing, may be due to teething.  Many babies actually start to sleep better at this age - this is not due to starting solid foods, but more likely due to their ability to consume larger amounts of breastmilk/formula at a time.  Total hours of sleep: 18h per 24h for newborn scattered throughout the day, 14-18h per 24h for 6 mos old (12-14 at night, then 2-3 naps 1-2h each), 12-14h per 24h for 1 year (11-12 at night, 1 nap for 1-2h)Help baby fall/stay asleep: 05:43Signs baby is tired: drooping eyelids, rubbing eyes, yawning, fussingSwaddle baby for the first month or until they bust out of it; can go longer if baby loves it, but MUST stop when baby can roll overHave a wind down routineLast nighttime feed in arms / high chairBrush teeth or gumsBath (optional; they don't need it daily, but it can be relaxing)Sway/rock with baby in armsSpeak in a quiet, soothing voiceRead a book / sing a lullabyPlace baby down “awake but drowsy” - they will get used to falling asleep in their bedAll babies hate their bed!If baby falls asleep in arms, transfer quickly to bed, place a hand over them for 10-20 seconds or until they seem settled in, then walk awayFor babies who seem to want more, can sit in a chair near the crib and move the chair progressively farther away each night, eventually stand in doorway while they fall asleep, then you should be able to walk awayCan try adding in blackout blinds, white noise machine, lotion, etc - keep in mind that baby will get used to this and it can make sleep harder laterTylenol/ibuprofen at bedtime for teething infants can help them sleep betterDO NOT put rice cereal in the bottle for sleep, or start solids early; these actually contain less calories per ounce than breastmilk/formula and will make them get hungry sooner DO NOT use melatonin in babies less than a year, or for more than 2 nights in a row after 1 year of ageDO NOT give your infant or child sedating antihistamines or other sleep medicines, they are not safe How much crying is reasonable? 12:07Most babies will wake up a little as you set them down, and many will cry It's ok to put a hand on them, rock them gently in their bed, pat them gently, talk to them, sing, etc. but try not to pick them up for a few minsGenerally 5-20 mins of crying is ok, but if it is hard for you to wait that long it's ok to pick baby up sooner.  Just make sure you give them a chance to self-soothe.This is not the same as cry-it-out or CIO; that allows them to cry until they become exhausted and fall asleep, and I do NOT recommend thatIf your baby cries to the point of breath holding, gasping, or vomiting, that is too muchSafe sleep / reducing the risk of SIDS: 13:31The ABCs of safe sleep: Alone, on their Back, in a CribAlone - no blankets until 1 year of age, and no pillows until age 2.  No toys, no crib bumpers, no loose sheets, no netting.  They CAN have a pacifier and be swaddled.Back, on their - aka face up Crib - may also be a bassinet or other safe surface.  Safe sleep surfaces are firm, have tight-fitting sheets, and baby is unable to fall out of it.  It is ok for baby to sleep in a car seat, swing, or stroller for about 20-30 mins while observed, but you must transfer to a safe sleep surface ASAP for babies less than 6 months.  Pacifiers can reduce the risk of SIDSSmoking is a big risk factor for SIDS, so smoking outside or stopping smoking will help reduce this risk Around 4-6 months when baby is rolling: No swaddlingNo blankets When they roll themselves over, you don't have to turn them back.  still place them on their back to sleep initially though.Transition to crib in parents' room until 1y of ageCrib in their own room at 1 yearToddler bed when you are ok with them getting out of it or if they are escaping the crib (typically age 2-3)Co-sleeping: 17:14Considered unsafe by the AAP for the first year of lifeAfter 1 yr can sleep in a bed with blankets, and at age 2 can have pillows; safe to co sleep at age 2 yearsMany parents will co-sleep at some point, often when baby is sick, which is arguably the most dangerous time To co sleep safely: firm mattress (with tight fitted sheet) on the floor, no blankets, no pillows There are safe and unsafe co-sleepers on the market.  Safe ones have 3 or 4 hard sides, and a firm flat bottom, and are sometimes also called bassinets.  Unsafe ones have soft pillow sides, or are inclined more than 10 degrees.  It is not safe to sleep in a chair holding your baby, or to sleep with your baby lying next to or on top of you in bed Tips to help you sleep better: 19:45If you have a partner: divide the nightSplit the night into shifts from 10p-2a and 2a-6a.  Keep in mind, newborns will be more awake during that 2-6am time (for the first month or so) and mom's milk production is highest at that time.  Baby takes bottles of EBM during partner's shift, and mom pumps.  Alternate nightsSplit the duties: one parent feeds, the other changes diapers.  I typically don't recommend this one, because then neither parent gets any stretch of sleep longer than 2-3 hourMinimize screen time, and no screens for 2h before your ideal bedtime.  The blue light from screens decreases sleep quality.  Amber glasses and night-shift mode can help, but no devices is better. Have a wind-down routine for yourself that includes hygiene and a relaxing activity  like stretching, meditating, praying, or reading Keep the bedroom dark and quiet; consider blackout blinds and white noise machine for parents' roomAvoid caffeine and alcohol; both will decrease sleep quality.  Drink loads of water.Eat healthy power snacks at night (plain yogurt, cottage cheese, fruit, nuts) if you are breastfeeding, rather than processed foods which provide quick energy/calories and could make it harder to go back to sleep.  Have a lighter meal in the eveningIf you are anxious about sleeping through something important, keep in mind that a baby's cry is the very best alarm clock for moms, they tend to be in sync with mom's sleep cycle (so you are likely to wake at the same time anyway), and you can always set a 4-hour timer to wake you both up so baby doesn't sleep through a feed Avoid sedating medications whenever possible (especially OTC ones like diphenhydramine or melatonin) because you need to be able to wake up when your baby needs you Go to bed after your baby's first evening feed (the one after your dinner).  It can add 2-3 hours of sleep per night, which is immensely helpful Sleep training: 27:53Cry it out / Extinction method: Leave them until they fall asleep, do not go back to check on them.  This is not recommended, babies feel neglected and very stressed with this method.Babywise: Schedule feedings, play, and sleep.  This is not recommended; has been associated with serious problems (dehydration, poor weight gain, failure to thrive, delayed development, early weaning)Dr. Sears: promotes co-sleeping and following baby's cues; co-sleeping is not recommended.Dr. Spock: recommends following baby's cues but suggested placing them face down, which is associated with SIDS and not recommended.Ferber method: Have a wind-down routine.  Leave the room, and allow progressively longer intervals of time before checking on baby (every 5 mins, then every 10, then every 15, etc); when you check on baby you may verbally soothe but do not pick them up.Happiest baby on the block: 5 s's: swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging, and sucking.  Swaddling and side/stomach are not recommended, but shushing, gently swinging/swaying with baby, and allowing them to suck on a pacifier are all recommended.Closing remarks: 31:43This is one of the hardest things parents deal with (their lack of sleep due to baby's inconsistent sleep)The first few weeks are the hardest; it gets better with time, and all people eventually sleep through the night, typically by the time they are going to preschool Try not to compare babies (siblings, cousins, friends' babies, yourself as a baby etc.).  Babies are all different and there is a HUGE range of normal.  There are SO MANY sleep books out there because there are so many different ways to ‘train' your child to sleep - feel free to read them, but keep in mind that if there was one book that actually worked for all children, it would be the only book.  Switching between different things can actually make it harder for your child to fall asleep.  Consistency is key here.  Pick a pattern and stick to it, and your baby will adapt, typically within a few days.  Sleep is VERY cultural and you will have lots of opinions; please keep in mind safe sleeping practicesOptimizing your sleep will make you feel better, keep you healthier, and allow you to be the best version of yourself for your babyAll of this information on sleep is also in The Baby Manual book, which is available for purchase. And remember to also protect your own sleep to help you be the best parent you can be for your baby.  Resources discussed in this episode:The Baby Manual - Available on AmazonEpisode 8 - Feeding and Teeth--Dr. Carole Keim MD: linktree | tiktok | instagram

Your Daily Dose
Your Daily Dose 06-14-22

Your Daily Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 6:37


The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel's biggest headlines quickly dispensed.  The perfect OTC for people on the go! For the subscription-strength version, sign up for Your Daily Dose newsletter.   For more on these and other stories, visit our official website. TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES: FOSTERING A MORE HUMANE SOCIETY ALL THAT'S LEFT SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW PRIMARY SCHOOL

Pharmacy Focus
120: Pharmacy Focus: On the Shelf- Maintaining Healthy Connections for Mental Wellness

Pharmacy Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 35:31


In this week's episode, Joanna interviews her best friend, Julia. They talk about the importance of connection and how to navigate friendships at their stage of life all while staying true to yourself and your values. They also talk about some of their favorite OTC products, navigating allergy medications, and how they plan to stay healthy this summer. 

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

Untold Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 48:25


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

Your Daily Dose
Your Daily Dose 06-13-22

Your Daily Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 6:24


The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel's biggest headlines quickly dispensed.  The perfect OTC for people on the go! For the subscription-strength version, sign up for Your Daily Dose newsletter.   For more on these and other stories, visit our official website. TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES: FLAT-OUT FANTASTIC RAZING THE ROOF LIVING HIGH OFF THE HOG PRIMARY SCHOOL

Vietnam Innovators
S3#10: Kavi Saglani - Senior Vice President at Matrixport: Longterm values of digital assets

Vietnam Innovators

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 39:10


Kavi Saglani is currently the SVP Marketing & Communications at Matrixport, which is one of the world's most trusted cryptocurrency ecosytems.Nowadays, blockchain technology is gradually becoming popular and being widely applied in many fields. However, for many people, cryptocurrency investment is still a concept that is not really familiar and easy to access to. In response to that, Matrixport was born with the mission to make it easier for people at all levels of expertise to access easy-to-use crypto investment products and to take control of their personal finances.What are the investment products and services we can get started with cryptocurrencies? Let's find out in this Vietnam Innovators podcast episode with host Hao Tran and Mr. Kavi Saglani! Listen to this episode on YouTube And explore many amazing articles at the website vietcetera.com.Thank Matrixpor for sponsoring this episode. Matrixport is one of the world's largest and most trusted crypto financial services with $10 billion assets under management. It provides one-stop crypto services including Cactus Custody, spot OTC, fixed income, structured products, and asset management. Headquartered in Singapore, Matrixport's mission is to make crypto easy for everyone and its motto is "Get More From Your Crypto". The company holds licenses in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Switzerland and serving both institutions and retail customers.Click Here for Register an Account in Matrixport: https://bit.ly/MatrixportVN_VCT#VietnamInnovators #Vietcetera #Matrixport #MatrixportVietnam #GetMoreFromYourCrypto

The Sundilla Radio Hour
The Sundilla Radio Hour #477

The Sundilla Radio Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 59:01


The Sundilla Radio Hour for the week of 06/06/2022 featuring: Emily Mure “Waiting for Change” Worth (2017 Emily Mure) 5:04 Barney Bentall “Potter's Wheel” Cosmic Dreamer (2022 Golden Cage) 4:31 Anya Hinkle “Lady Luck” Eden and Her Borderlands (2021 Organic) 4:20 Wes Collins “Last Saturday” Jabberwockies (2022 Wes Collins) 2:43 Deidre McCalla “Banana Moon Sky” Endless Grace (2022 Deidre McCalla) 4:15 Buffalo Nichols “These Things” Buffalo Nichols (2021 Fat Possum) 2:59 Sadie Gustafson-Zook “Go Easy” Sin of Certainty (2021 BGZ Sounds) 2:57 Tre Burt “Sweet Misery” You, Yeah, You (2021 Oh Boy) 3:09 House of Hamill “Ladder to the Sun” Folk Hero (2021 House of Hamill) 3:14 Jake Armerding “Color You In” Caged Bird (Jake Armerding) 3:26 Oliver the Crow “Ashes of a Day Gone By” Oliver the Crow (2018 OTC) 3:07 Tom Paxton & the DonJuans “Ramblin' Boy” Live! (2019 Pax) 4:47 Claire Kelly “Detour” The Scenic Route (2021 Midnight Masquerade) 3:02 Bethel Steele “Let It Go” Shadows and Light (2015 Bethel Steele) 3:04

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion
Ripple XRP - SEC Is Targeting Retail Investors - Ripple Is Centralized

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 45:51


Ripple XRP - SEC Is Targeting Retail Investors - Ripple Is Centralized David Schwartz says that Ripple is Centralized, XRP and XRPL are Decentralized. This statement contrary to the SEC which claims that Ripple has been trading an unregistered security. The 1000 pound elephant in the room than wonders if the SEC is actually targeting retail investors and attempting to limit wealth opportunities of individual investors. Major financial institutions like JP Morgan, American Express, Visa and Master Card are all vying for positions in the future of Digital Assets. Chapters 'Coming Soon' Compiled by Hans Loaded https://twitter.com/hansloaded ________________ SUPPORT ON THE CHAIN JOIN THE CHANNEL https://otc.one/join OTC MERCH https://onthechain.shop BUY US A COFFEE https://otc.one/buy-us-a-coffee Support ON THE CHAIN (Our version of Patreon) https://otc.one/support -------------- ON THE CHAIN SUBSCRIBE TO THE OTC PODCAST: https://otc.one/podcast Subscribe to our other Youtube Channel: https://otc.one/onthechain On The Web: https://onthechain.io Follow OTC on Twitter: https://otc.one/otc Join our FREE Telegram Roundtable channel: https://t.me/onthechain_roundtable -------------- JEFF Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://otc.one/jeff -------------- CHIP Follow Chip on Twitter: https://otc.one/chip Listen to Chip's music http://nojoyyet.com​ -------------- DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed by content contributors that appear on OTC are solely expressing their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors. Content contributors may have previously disseminated information on a social media platform, website, or another medium such as a podcast, television, or radio. OTC, Content Contributors, Affiliates, or Sponsors are not obligated to update or correct any information. The content contributors are sharing the information which they believe to be reliable. OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors cannot guarantee the accuracy of the opinion shared, and viewers, readers, and listeners should not rely on it. Opinions expressed are not financial advice. Please consult a licensed financial advisor before making any financial decisions. You must research before you invest in anything. Do not invest based on what someone else is doing or not doing, or based on other people's opinions. #XRP #Ripple

Backcountry Hunting Podcast
Mental toughness, mountain fitness, & lightweight gear with Ron Spomer

Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 48:54


Spomer is back! My good friend Ron shares solo-hunting experiences, tips for pre-hunt fitness and conditioning, and how to build your mental toughness so you don't give up when tested by harsh country and conditions.  Additionally, we dig deep into:  Hydration (and debilitation when lacking) Lightweight rifles & gear Going just one ridge farther to achieve success Being prepared to sleep anywhere Bivy gear & lightweight sleep systems that work DIY sheep hunting Solo hunting & the test of solitude Drawing tags—or not, and hunting OTC instead Follow Ron at https://www.ronspomeroutdoors.com ENJOY!    FRIENDS, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PODCAST!  Join the Backcountry Hunting Podcast tribe and get access to all our bonus material on www.patreon.com/backcountry   VISIT OUR SPONSORS HERE:  www.browning.com www.leupold.com www.silencercentral.com www.timneytriggers.com https://www.portersfirearms.com/ www.siembidacustomknives.com https://javelinbipod.com  

Our True Colors
Black in Bali: Adventures with Twanette Barrett

Our True Colors

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 34:54


Join Yolandie and me this week as we chat with my wonderful friend, Twanette Barrett. She is a retired army vet and now a life coach living in Bali, Indonesia.If this is your first time with OTC, check out Season 1 Episode 1: START HERE for more background on the show.Visit www.truecolorscast.com for more show info and join the community on Instagram to continue the conversations!Our True Colors is sponsored by True Colors Consulting - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion support that goes beyond compliance!

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion
XRP - QFS - Nesara/Gesara with Mel Carmine - Ripple - The Great Reset?

On The Chain - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency News + Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 76:50


XRP - QFS - Nesara/Gesara with Mel Carmine - Ripple - The Great Reset? Chapters Coming Soon Compiled by Hans Loaded https://twitter.com/hansloaded ________________ SUPPORT ON THE CHAIN JOIN THE CHANNEL https://otc.one/join OTC MERCH https://onthechain.shop BUY US A COFFEE https://otc.one/buy-us-a-coffee Support ON THE CHAIN (Our version of Patreon) https://otc.one/support -------------- ON THE CHAIN SUBSCRIBE TO THE OTC PODCAST: https://otc.one/podcast Subscribe to our other Youtube Channel: https://otc.one/onthechain On The Web: https://onthechain.io Follow OTC on Twitter: https://otc.one/otc Join our FREE Telegram Roundtable channel: https://t.me/onthechain_roundtable -------------- MEL CARMINE Follow Mel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/xrpqfs Subscribe to Mel's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHACcQVpw_p0n03zZdSt4fg/videos Mel's website: https://www.qfs1776.com -------------- JEFF Follow Jeff on Twitter: https://otc.one/jeff -------------- CHIP Follow Chip on Twitter: https://otc.one/chip Listen to Chip's music http://nojoyyet.com​ -------------- DISCLAIMER: All opinions expressed by content contributors that appear on OTC are solely expressing their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors. Content contributors may have previously disseminated information on a social media platform, website, or another medium such as a podcast, television, or radio. OTC, Content Contributors, Affiliates, or Sponsors are not obligated to update or correct any information. The content contributors are sharing the information which they believe to be reliable. OTC, its affiliates, or sponsors cannot guarantee the accuracy of the opinion shared, and viewers, readers, and listeners should not rely on it. Opinions expressed are not financial advice. Please consult a licensed financial advisor before making any financial decisions. You must research before you invest in anything. Do not invest based on what someone else is doing or not doing, or based on other people's opinions. #XRP #Ripple

World Oil Deep Dive
Live from OTC 2022

World Oil Deep Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 73:41


Here's a fantastic "Live" episode! If you didn't get a chance to attend OTC 2022 this episode will give a good feel for what the show was like this year. We speak with companies exhibiting at OTC 2022 to learn about their latest technology and see what they think about OTC 2022.

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

No Sharding - The Solana Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 40:23


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

B The Trader
What I Learned from the Best OTC Trader of My Generation

B The Trader

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 34:42


Dom Mastro Matteo is an incredible trader with a wealth of knowledge and experience. I had reached out to him previously, at the time, Dom found himself in a period of reinvention. The OTC market was cooling off pushing a change in Dom's process. Dom shares his experience of returning to the newbie stage and how he overcame his subconcsious with the added pressures. Trading journeys are not constant. Everyone experiences the highs and the lows. Learning to manage these different points is essential. We dive into learning how to separate your personal life from your daily trades. Your daily life heavily impacts your trading journey.   Cobra Trading Broker DISCOUNT! -  https://get.cobratrading.com/bthestory/   Follow Dom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dom_Mastro10   Join Our Discord - https://discord.gg/cJd2FrpaS4   Book a 1 on 1 Call with me - https://calendly.com/bthetrader/1-on-1-talk   Favorite Trading Books & Setup - https://kit.co/BTheTrader    Click here to sign up for our Newsletter   BTheTrader Merch - https://my-store-11542608.creator-spring.com   Catch me trading live on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/bthetrader

Gold Newsletter Podcast
Fundamentals Lift a Gold Bug's Spirits | Jeff Clark

Gold Newsletter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 28:35


Why is the junior mining sector struggling? Jeff Clark, a senior precious metals analyst at GoldSilver.com, says that in order to answer that question, we must look at who has been selling. According to him, the predominant sellers have been retail investors rather than institutional ones. He believes that now is the time to buy while prices are still low. Chairman Leo Hathaway of Golden Shield Resources (CSE: GSRI) announces the company's second round of drill results from their Mazoa Hill target in southwestern Guyana and their new financing strategy. He expects their OTC option for Americans to become available in three to four weeks. Show notes: https://goldnewsletter.com/podcast/fundamentals-lift-a-gold-bugs-spirits/

Penny Lane Podcast
Going From Golfer To OTC Expert With Joe Callaway

Penny Lane Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 59:19


In today's episode we are joined by Joe Callaway to discuss his journey to a full time trader, his many OTC and penny stock stories and the current small cap market outlook!@GolfnStocksWatch This Episode On YouTube-A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors!Pennies Going In RawTrade AriesLast Bottle Wines (Code PENNY10)Tradewell-Follow our socials!Blayne's Twitter @penny_lane_BBMShow's Twitter @pennylanepodInstagram @pennylanepodTikTok @pennylanepod-MERCH

Good Neighbor Pharmacy Connect Podcast
Pet Meds; You are Barking Up the RIGHT Tree!

Good Neighbor Pharmacy Connect Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 18:19


This month's countertop chat with host Justin Baker will feature special guest, MWI Animal Health's Pet Whisperer Alison Hodgson, as they “paw-nder” a new non-PBM revenue generating revenue opportunity that is near and dear to all of us.  Being a growing $3B retail and $19B pet OTC market, studies have shown that pet owners want to purchase pet products for their fur babies from someone they can trust, putting this “paw-some” “opp-purr-tunity” for independent pharmacies at the top of that list.  This booming new market segment is positioned “purr-fectly” for independents, as these animal-y-tics shared that; 45% of Americans buy their pet a birthday gift 73% of Americans let their pets sit on the couch 95% consider their pet part of the family   Alison points out that her research demonstrates that most families want to get their medications for ALL of their family members in one place (including their fur babies), and that high income households account for roughly 60% of the spending, because money is no object, with our four- legged friends.  As you develop your stores personal brand, this niche will build loyalty like no other, will garner a profitable cash business, and “dif-fur-entiate” your store from the chains.  From passing out dog treats in your drive through window, to “pet-working” with local veterinarians, Alison shares tips and tricks on how to gain visibility and market share.  The growth “pet-ential is limitless”.

Elk Talk
Elk Talk Q&A - Don't Overthink It

Elk Talk

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 80:21


In this episode (91) of Elk Talk Podcast Corey and Randy answer listener questions, with topics including - overcomplicating elk hunting, don't over think it, Wyoming draw results and season plans, learning OTC units, researching elk forage information, elk calving and bear hunting, early antler growth, wrapping up the draw season, proven failure of preference point systems, 400 point bulls everywhere, use tactics suited for your hunting style, why elk are where they are, forage depends on the time of year, sizing your diaphragm call, don't call like a turkey, understanding transition ranges, and other random topics.

Something You Should Know
What Distractions Do To Your Brain & What You Never Knew About Your Pharmacy

Something You Should Know

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 50:58


Do you know the difference between ice cream, gelato, soft-serve, frozen yogurt and sorbet? This episode begins by explaining what they all are and how they are different from each other. https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/differences-between-ice-cream-gelato-frozen-yogurt-sherbet Pay attention! Stay focused. Do one thing at a time. We have all been told these things yet now more than ever, distractions are everywhere. So how exactly do you keep your attention focused? Is it really necessary? If so, what are the benefits? Here to explain why this is so important is journalist and bestselling Johann Hari who has traveled the world to discover the latest research on attention and focus. Johann is author of the book Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention - And How to Think Deeply Again (https://amzn.to/3Mfsp12). Do all the different over-the-counter pain relievers work about the same or is there a real difference? Why do OTC cough medicines work so poorly? What should you ask your doctor before you agree to take a new medicine? These are just a few of the questions tackled by my guest Joe Graedon. Joe is a pharmacologist who has spent his career making drug information understandable and accessible to consumers. He is author of the book The People's Pharmacy (https://amzn.to/3sDlg2G) and his website is:https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/ I'm pretty sure you have a 4-digit PIN you use for your banking or to unlock your phone or for other accounts you may have. But it's only 4 digits, so how hard can it be for hackers to hack? Listen as I explain, and I'll tell you which PIN numbers to never use. https://pitiptechblog.com/2011/06/27/top-10-smart-phone-pins-to-avoid/ PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS! We really like The Jordan Harbinger Show! Check out https://jordanharbinger.com/start OR search for it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen!  Truebill is the smartest way to manage your finances. The average person saves $720 per year with Truebill. Get started today at https://Truebill.com/SYSK! Sign up for your FREE Novo business checking account RIGHT NOW at https://Novo.co/Something and you'll get access to over $5,000 in perks and discounts! With Avast One, https://avast.com you can confidently take control of your online world without worrying about viruses, phishing attacks, ransomware, hacking attempts, & other cybercrimes! Small Businesses are ready to thrive again and looking for resources to rise to the challenge. That's why Dell Technologies has assembled an all-star lineup of podcasters (and we're one of them!) for the third year in a row to create a virtual conference to share advice and inspiration for Small Businesses. Search Dell Technologies Small Business Podference on Audacy.com, Spotify or Apple podcasts starting May 10th! With prices soaring at the pump, Discover has your back with cash back! Use the Discover Card & earn 5% cash back at Gas Stations and Target, now through June, when you activate. Get up to $75 cash back this quarter with Discover it® card. Learn more at https://discover.com/rewards If you're the type of person who's always thinking about new business ideas or wondering “What's the next side hustle I should spin up?” — check out the podcast My First Million! Today is made for Thrill! Style, Power, Discovery, Adventure, however you do thrill, Nissan has a vehicle to make it happen at https://nissanusa.com Whether you're going on a cross country trip or just up the street, please buckle up! Don't risk it. And remember, Click It or Ticket. Brought to you by NHTSA. Use SheetzGo on the Sheetz app! Just open the app, scan your snacks, tap your payment method and go!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices