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Optimism announces OP Airdrop 3. Canto migrates to a ZK chain built on Polygon CDK. Aztec Network announces its Decentralized Sequencer Selection Protocol winner. And Go Ethereum issues a hotfix release for Geth.
In our latest episode, join me as I sit down with Charles Wayn, the dynamic Co-founder and CEO of Galxe. As a pioneering platform in the web3 ecosystem, Galxe has achieved significant milestones: amassing over 10 million users, integration with 16 blockchains, and enhancing the growth of platforms like Optimism, Polygon, and Arbitrum. The heart of Galxe's mission? Helping more than 2,000 partners craft reward-based loyalty programs that resonate with their genuine fans. During our conversation: Charles spills the beans on the secrets behind Galxe's meteoric rise, with nearly a million followers on Twitter and an impressive clientele of over 3,000 businesses. Get insights on strategies that work in both Bull and Bear markets, essential knowledge for anyone navigating the ever-changing landscape of web3. Discover the future's lucrative opportunities as foreseen by a leader in the space. If the idea of community-driven growth sparks your interest, or you're just eager to gain knowledge about the world of web3, then this episode is a treasure trove of insights. Dive in, and let's explore the realm of community engagement in web3 together! Nothing mentioned in this podcast is investment advice and please do your own research. Finally, I don't run ads on my podcast. It would mean a lot if you can leave a review of this podcast on ApplePodcasts or share this podcast with a friend. Connect with Charles and Galxe here. https://galxe.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/charleswayn/ Connect with me here - https://twitter.com/samkamani or https://www.linkedin.com/in/samkamani/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/web3podcast/message
Drop 1: MetaMask Snapshttps://www.theblock.co/post/250393/metamask-snaps-launchDrop 2: Northern Trust em crédito de carbono https://www.northerntrust.com/united-states/pr/2023/northern-trust-developing-digital-platform-for-institutional-voluntary-carbon-credit-transactionsDrop 3: Circle + Grab https://www.circle.com/en/pressroom/circle-and-grab-pilot-web3-experiences-in-singapore.. More: PayPal lança serviço de off-ramphttps://www.theblock.co/post/250333/paypal-rolls-out-crypto-for-usd-conversion-servicePrimeiro título verde é emtido pelo ABN Amro na Polygon https://www.abnamro.com/en/news/abn-amro-registers-first-digital-green-bond-on-the-public-blockchain Caliza, que facilita remessas em stablecoins para B2B, inicia operações no Brasilhttps://revistapegn.globo.com/startups/noticia/2023/09/apos-aporte-seed-de-r-30-milhoes-caliza-oficializa-o-inicio-das-operacoes-no-brasil.ghtmlSui lança zkLogin para facilitar onboarding de usuários web2https://blog.sui.io/introducing-zklogin-primitive/Sony prepara sua própria Blockchain https://www.sonynetwork.co.jp/corporation/release/2023/pr20230912_0107.htmlBNB Chain, da Binance, lança L2 com SDK da Optimism https://blocktrends.com.br/bnb-chain-lanca-rede-opbnb-mainnet/Ripple abre hub de liquidez para Brasil e Austrália https://www.theblock.co/post/251127/ripple-opens-up-liquidity-hub-to-brazil-and-australiaSonica anuncia integração de NFTs com ferramentas de CRMhttps://www.blocknews.com.br/corporativo/sonica-cria-integracao-de-nfts-com-ferramentas-de-gestao-de-clientes-das-empresas/ Meu conteúdo em inglês https://bi.11fs.com/Me sigam em blockdrops.lens e na newsletter do linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/build-relation/newsletter-follow?entityUrn=7056680685142454272 --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/blockdropspodcast/message
Apart from its numerous financial applications, blockchain technology could also disrupt the gaming industry, causing a paradigm shift towards true digital ownership, one that would create new incentive models for both players, as well as developers. Up until recently, technological barriers seemed cumbersome for most game developers, but the advancements of layer 2 scaling solutions made on-chain integrations viable. Immutable set out to create an all-in-one platform for developers, empowering them to create a lush gaming ecosystem to seamlessly onboard Web2 players.We were joined by Robbie Ferguson, co-founder of Immutable, to discuss the state of Web3 gaming and Immutable's contribution to this paradigm shift.Topics covered in this episode:Robbie's background and founding ImmutableThe pitfalls of centralised in-game asset marketplacesWeb3 game development challengesOnboarding the Web2 gaming sceneImmutable's value propIntegrating Polygon's zkEVM with the STARK-powered Immutable XImmutable SDK & DevExAppStore's Web3 policiesImmutable PassportEnforceable royalties$IMXEpisode links:Robbie Ferguson on TwitterImmutable on TwitterGods Unchained on TwitterGuild of Guardians on TwitterThis episode is hosted by Sebastien Couture. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/511
A trio of FIST agents are called in for a new assignment. A Red Army officer has called in, begging for help rescuing his child from an experimental device...ATARAXIA is a pamphlet adventure for FIST from their Rations series, currently available at itch.io.The Kojima Name Generator is available at Polygon's website.Ben - GMDan - Vinegar Ungar - A definitely not robot with electrical powers, who only knows working for FIST and working to protect people...Ethan - The Black Badge - A former cop who did his best to clean up the corrupt streets and systems, he continues to fight for justice in a Dirty World...Greg - Big Great Dane - Formerly Lima Seven, one of the precious few survivors from Hazard Function. She has come to discover that she was a hacker for the government who went missing following a mission gone awry. In the process she's seemed to pick up a centipede-like parasite that lives in her throat and can attack others...
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Episode SummaryMaking sense of the plot of Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) proves almost as difficult as locating a lost civilization in the Atlantic Ocean. Erin and Rachel muddle through the complicated lore of this box office flop and manage to find some positive depictions of gender roles and racial diversity. Episode Bibliographyapneax3n0n. (2015, May 9). Nadia vs Atlantis - The More You Know post. Imgur. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://imgur.com/gallery/ytmAWAtlantis: The Lost Empire. (n.d.). Wikipedia. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantis:_The_Lost_EmpireAtlantis: The Lost Empire (2001). (n.d.). IMDb. Retrieved August 21, 2023, from https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0230011/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1Boone, D. (2020, January 29). Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia) – Nadia vs Atlantis. The Review Heap. 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Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the white savior [Blog Post]. http://jessicastraw.com/2019/01/05/atlantis-the-lost-empire-and-the-white-savior/Taylor, D. (2020, June 17). Atlantis: The Lost Empire: Inside the Troubled Disney Production. Collider. Retrieved August 6, 2023, from https://collider.com/disney-atlantis-the-lost-empire-history-explained/Tuckey, T. (2021, June 16). Atlantis: The Lost Empire's 20th Anniversary Fan Celebration (6/15/21). YouTube. Retrieved August 22, 2023, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecABcThwkW4Turan, K. (2001, June 8). 'Atlantis' Seems Like Old Times. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 14, 2023, from https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2001-jun-08-ca-7799-story.htmlWise, K., & Trousdale, G. (Directors). (2001). Atlantis: The Lost Empire [Film]. Walt Disney Animation Studios.Zacharek, S. (2001, June 15). "Atlantis". Salon.com. Retrieved August 14, 2023, from https://www.salon.com/2001/06/15/atlantis/Zion, L. (2001, July 19). 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There are some HUGE games out this year. We haven't played any of them, but there's lots of other stuff to talk about, too. THINGS MENTIONED: The latest episode of the podcast Into the Aether: https://intothecast.transistor.fm/episodes/into-the-starfield A GameRant article about the latest Nintendo Direct rumors: https://gamerant.com/nintendo-direct-september-2023-rumor/ IGN: No ToTK DLC: https://www.ign.com/articles/nintendo-moves-on-to-brand-new-the-legend-of-zelda-game-rules-out-tears-of-the-kingdom-dlc Eurogamer says people have seen Switch 2: https://www.eurogamer.net/nintendo-demoed-switch-2-to-developers-at-gamescom Vice breaking down the latest updates in the SAG-AFTRA strike: https://www.vice.com/en/article/dy34zq/video-game-workers-are-now-voting-whether-to-strike-over-ai-wages Deadline, also: https://deadline.com/2023/09/sag-aftra-says-dual-strikes-against-video-games-film-tv-industry-makes-sense-as-key-issues-of-wages-ai-mirror-each-other-1235538222/ FF7 Ever Crisis is not what we thought it would be : https://www.ign.com/articles/final-fantasy-vii-ever-crisis-hands-on-preview Friend of the podcast Emily Price's review of Chants of Senaar for Polygon: https://www.polygon.com/reviews/23864920/chants-of-sennaar-review-puzzles-stealth Our cool sounds and intro/outro music are by GEIST and our show art is by Kai at Wisp Graphics. We curate your gaming news together and Noah produces the show. You can follow the show on Twitter @Press_StartPod and on tumblr at press-startpod.tumblr.com and you can email us about salad at email@example.com. We'd also appreciate if you left us reviews on your podcast app of choice! Good text reviews will be read out on the show. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pressstart/support
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition.This week, I spoke to Justin McElroy, who you might know from his work on the podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me or The Adventure Zone.Wednesday will mark a shocking milestone: As of September 13, the Chicken Sandwich Wars will have gone on longer than the armed conflict of the American Civil War. Yes, the conflict between quick-service restaurants over who has produced a desirable chicken sandwich offering began in August 2019, what feels like a lifetime ago, and nobody has covered this more persistently than McElroy on his Munch Squad podcast within a podcast.I'm a big fan of his work, and in addition to this devastating conflict we also chatted about increasingly unhinged limited time offerings, his multiple bestselling comic books, and the current “Steeplechase” season of The Adventure Zone.All this can be found at TheMcElroy.family.This interview has been condensed and edited.Justin McElroy, thank you so much for coming on.Thank you for having me in this important journalistic endeavor.This is a critical moment. We find ourselves at the week the Chicken Sandwich Wars will have gone on longer than the American Civil War. You have been on the ground covering this day by day, hour after hour.At what point do we just recognize that this is the second American Civil War? I mean it's all the bad blood, brother versus brother versus colonel. It's got everything.Why don't you take us back to the beginning? Munch Squad, a podcast within a podcast on My Brother, My Brother and Me, has been dedicated to covering the latest and greatest in food offerings, as you'll go on to explain. Chicken Sandwich Wars have been dominating this for years now at this point. How did this start?I have always been, and I think I got this from my dad, I've always been sort of a sucker for— I mean, I don't know how to say it other than just marketing. I'm like an absolute sucker. A lot of that is me being willing to just sort of go with it, and finding that I'm happier if I'm not fighting the thousands of advertising messages that are being sent to me on a daily basis. I just kind of go with it. I love to try new consumer products, and I know that's goofy, but whenever you would go to Columbus, Ohio, it's a popular test market for new products so you'll see drinks you hadn't heard of before, whatever. Dad would always do that when we were kids. Any new drink, he would come home with a 12-pack like, "All right, guys, this is the new Crystal Pepsi, they're calling it, so you guys have got to try this."Yeah, anytime I see new stuff like this, it comes from a genuine place. I genuinely think it's fascinating. What I love, though, is when I find out that these companies have to put out press releases for these dumb products. No matter how dumb the thing is, they've got to let people know about it and someone is tasked with the job of writing the press release for something that is a sentence.I mean it's always a sentence, right? "We now have a chicken sandwich." "We are Dunkin' and we put beer in coffee, and you can buy it at the store. Please go buy it." I did one a few weeks ago that was like, "Extra gum has a new pink lemonade flavor. Here's the press release." It's like, how would anybody know that's even a new product? If I saw that, I'd assume they've sold it for 20 years. It's just wild and I think that that's really funny.The first one I did was Taco Bell doing the naked chicken taco, which is when they made a taco shell out of a chicken breast, and it's so vulgar.Everything about it is vulgar! It makes me want to be a vegetarian. It's a vulgar exercise, and I was like, "This is too great. I've got to share this with people." That was back, I don't know, 2016, around there or something like that, and we just kept going with it because the press releases just kept getting wilder.It slows down sometimes. But there's always new stuff to make fun of, and I just think that it's great. It feels like when you're somebody who cares about doing comedy that doesn't specifically target people, especially marginalized groups or just anybody specific, anybody individually; we really try to be upbeat. I feel like making fun of not just corporations, but marketing for specific consumer products is as near to a victimless crime as you can get. Even the people writing these things know like, "Yeah, this isn't going to get me my Pulitzer. It's all in good fun." But yeah, that is the Munch Squad.Yeah. Limited time offerings, they've always existed, right? There's always been the McRib, there have always been things like that. They are increasingly unhinged and I don't think anybody's been following that quite like you.Yeah, I do. I have exposed myself to a wide variety. Sometimes, the product will be wild, but there's just nothing. They don't have the press release. I've got to have the press release. I've got to have the news. I have to have someone reporting it journalistically who is also paid by Pepsi or Taco Bell or whatever, and it was the same company, but you know what I mean. Yeah, I have followed the space very closely.Yeah, it's been just genuinely a pleasure to listen to. Again, you've developed this form of taste, I think, among these sorts of products. You've been able to clock if they're only in one restaurant for one hour in Anchorage, Alaska.I'm glad you're bringing that up. Thank you. That does make me very angry and that is something that has happened in later Munch Squad and almost kind of put me off of it, is you start to see these companies that are just doing it for the bit. If they're doing it for the bit, it's a lot harder for me to do jokes about it because they already know that it's dumb. Pepsi did Peeps-flavored Pepsis and you had to get them from a contest or whatever, and it drives me crazy.Just have the strength of your convictions to make your dumb soda and let the market sort it out.I don't even think this is on Munch Squad; it's something we talked about on my cereal podcast, the Empty Bowl, but Carvel, the ice cream cake people, they made a "cereal" that was just the crunchy chocolate bits that go in the middle of the ice cream cake with the fudge sauce. You know what I mean? They made a cereal out of that, but they're in little tiny boxes and they only sold them for one day at their stores.It's like, just make it or don't. You know what I mean? Cowards, everybody. I don't like that stuff. Make a product, put it out there for everybody. Don't do like the CurderBurger where you only do it for one day. I did talk about the CurderBurger because it was a burger with a loaf of cheese curd on it in Wisconsin. That was pretty good. But by and large, wide release or nothing. That's what I say.You can't not talk about a CurderBurger.Yeah, and people could go buy that. You could go buy it in the store. It's usually my cutoff. I prefer a wide release, but still.You've been covering this for a while. Again, I can't imagine the amount of time that you spend on QSR magazine.A lot.A lot?Paper and digital.Oh, you get the print? You get the dead tree edition?Some fun-time jokesters signed my P.O. box up for a subscription to that. I get lots of them. Someone signed us up for horse magazines. Thank you. That's great for recycling. Someone signed us up for the gas station mag — they have a publication for new gas station convenience offerings — so I try to track the sources wherever they are.That's incredible. Again, your history is journalism. You founded Polygon. I've always enjoyed that element of Munch Squad where it's like, "Clearly, this is something that's going on." And I'm glad that you alluded to, again, your father has roots of journalism as well, that this is a trade that you've been applying for quite some time.Yes, that was my first job outside of retail. It was in my mid-20s. I got hired to be the news editor at a small paper in Ohio, and I was desperately underqualified, but I just sort of kept scamming my way up and pivoted over to video game coverage, mainly. I know enough journalism to know how to pretend I'm doing journalism in the Munch Squad, so that's about where my skillset is at this moment.Do you have any favorites that come to mind? Any specific limited time offerings or press releases that just really kind of made a dent in you?Let me think. Taco Bell did a naked egg taco. You know when they did the chicken, but this was a gigantic fried egg that they folded up into a taco shell and made a breakfast offering? That's unacceptable. That's simply not a product that anybody should be consuming.Burger King, the Nightmare Burger where it was black for Halloween, remember that? It gave everybody black poops. That was a fun time to be in the business. Yeah, Burger King will dye their buns sometimes and it ruins people's bowel movements.Man, Chris Angel had a restaurant. Do you remember? I had to look up the acronym. Chris Angel made or opened a restaurant, it's spelled C-A-B-L-P. It's Cablp, and that is short for, of course, Chris Angel Breakfast, Lunch, and Pizza. They call it Cablp. I don't even know if that's still open. That was back in 2021, but Cablp. Oh, God, that still hits. Cablp.The Chicken Sandwich Wars were obviously launched into devastating effect in August of 2019. Where do you see that going? For a while, there was quite a bit of activity and now it's been, kind of they're in the long haul, I've got to say.From your view, where are the Chicken Sandwich Wars at?At this point, I feel like a lot of us have moved on from the war part of it. I feel like what we're seeing now is we're entering a phase where we're all sort of culturally accepting that every place has a chicken sandwich. This is what's weird about the Chicken Sandwich Wars, if I may.You may.These places all had chicken sandwiches.That's the thing that people forget, right? They had chicken sandwiches. They were bad.The only one people liked was Chick-fil-A, and they turned out to be a little bit questionable on some of the donations of groups they're giving to, a lot of anti-LGBTQ places, so people stopped eating the chicken sandwich.For me, that's the beginning of the chicken sandwich. That was the only good one you could get. They turned out to be some nasty dogs over there, maybe, and so nobody's going to eat that chicken sandwich anymore. Somebody had to step in.As long ago as 2005, McDonald's came at the crown. They came for true at Kathy's Kreations, which, they still insist that they made the first chicken sandwich, and that just seems wild to me. It's a fried breast between a bun. Come on, nobody can invent that. It just is. It just exists as these two products are created. As soon as we had bread and chicken, somebody was like, "Wait, I got it. Hold on. Step back." So I don't grant that to Kathy or Popeye's, to be fair, that both of them claim to have the first chicken sandwich.Anyway, so McDonald's in 2005, they had a Southern-style Chicken Sandwich, and that was it. That was straight up. We got a potato bun, we got two pickles, we got pickle-brining, let's go. It had a good run. I think it was a decade that it continued. Even they were in the game.Then when Popeye's decided like, "Hey, why don't we try? Why don't all of us other restaurants try to make a good one instead of making a forgettable option for your cousin that doesn't like hamburgers? We'll actually try,” then you started having more and more people come out.Walter, do you know — this is true — between the beginning of 2019 and the end of 2020, do you know how much sales of chicken sandwiches increased?I do not.It's really easy to remember this statistic because it is 420 percent.That's a memorable statistic.It's a memorable statistic. It's how I remember that my daughter was born at 4 p.m. and 20 minutes. 4:20 is when my kid was born. 420 percent. That is how much chicken sandwich sales increased.Everybody's just like, "Hey, restaurants are selling good chicken sandwiches now. We should probably go get them." But the wars, I don't know why it had to be a war.Everybody in the war, by the way, always shouts out all the other people in the war, which is wild because that doesn't seem to be a good marketing strategy to just be like, "Here are some other places that have done this and now we're doing it too." But I think it's also the Chicken Sandwich Wars, I think what that is is directly connected to Munch Squad.Because I think it is someone that had to do a press release about a chicken sandwich, and they're like, "It's got to have some kind of angle. I don't know what the first line of this press release is going to be. Maybe wars; I keep talking about the wars that are going on that everybody seems to be so hot on," and that was just like the angle. It's solved. If you have a chicken sandwich and you're writing a press release about it, you've got to mention the wars.And the more belabored it gets, the better for a lot of these. It's like, "We're finally strapping on our chicken rifles and wading into the trenches to blow the other sandwiches straight to hell. We're going to make some chicken sandwich widows out here. Let's go," and it's gross. Just say it's a good sandwich or bad.For years, we've maintained neutrality, but today, that is enough.Right, and neutrality, I have to be clear, is a bad chicken sandwich! It's not like no chicken sandwich. It's just, let's try to make a good one.Yeah. It is really funny that you can draw a fairly direct line between the success of the gay rights movement and a 420 percent increase in chicken sandwich sales.It's beautiful. It's a story of love and acceptance. I mean really, war is such a misnomer. It should be a cultural shift of people unwilling to accept lesser treatment by buying evil cursed chicken sandwiches.To show you how seriously these places took it, in Huntington, West Virginia, where I live, they opened up a Bojangles — which is like lower-tier Popeye's, it's a mid-tier Popeye's — but it was huge in Huntington, so much so that they had to reroute traffic on Route 60 around the line for Bojangles.It got so bad, KFC, there's another KFC down the road about a mile, and they put up a sign that just had a big picture of the Colonel and it said, "We make chicken around here." Outside the Bojangles, the KFC put up like a, "Hey, not in our town. This is a KFC town," and hey, hand to God, that Bojangles closed. I don't know what the Colonel was working over there, but it worked. They're back to the only chicken on Route 60 as far as I know.Listen, you start a battle? Send in the Colonel.Yeah, if you're going to come for the Colonel's crown, you best come for the bow tie. You've got to come correct. No way. Is it the bolo? What would you call that? It doesn't matter.I would call it a bolo.You get the idea. Bolo? Yeah.I want to talk a little bit about this current season of The Adventure Zone. You have been the game master for it. I've really, really enjoyed it. I've dug it a lot.Thank you.I really mean that. Yeah, it's a phenomenal season. I think the setting is excellent and I want to talk a little bit about that because it is very theme park, Disney inspired, I would say. I think that that ties in decently well with Munch Squad in the sense that there is a commentary about commercialization, but nevertheless identity-bound to American pop culture. I guess I'd love to ask you a little bit about where some of that season came from and where that setting came from.Yeah. Everybody else in my family had run the game. Oh my gosh, my Arby's big cheddar bowling shirt just got delivered. What a delight. Remind me when we're done, I'll make sure to grab it so you can see, it's going to be a wonder.I hadn't done the game master thing yet. It always seemed kind of overwhelming and I waited, and I put it off as long as they would let me, because I didn't think I'd be very good at it. I finally was kind of forced into it and we found this game, Blades in the Dark, that's about theft and heists, and I liked that kind of thing. I think that that kind of thing is cool and a nice change of pace from murdering your way through caves or whatever happens in others.I am a huge theme park nut, I always have been. I think that they are fascinating. I think I even like reading and understanding and learning about them more than I like actually being there. It's more like a hobby. No, I'm the most annoying person to walk around Disney World with. You do not want to look every f*****g four steps at some other dumb thing I've got to point out. I love that kind of stuff.So I was like, "Well, okay, if I were going to make a world that could incorporate all this junk in my brain, then I would make a giant park like that on a grander scale." So the theme worlds, in this park I called Steeplechase, the theme worlds are layers stacked on top of each other, and each layer is a completely immersive sim. I love immersive stuff like that, too, like Sleep No More, things like that where it's bringing you into the experience, so I thought this would be amazing.I kind of made my dream place to go to, and then the show, as we've gone on, has really been about me wrestling with these ideas of a society obsessed with entertainment and obsessed with distraction. I'm not coming out as a cultural critic, because I'm very much lumping myself in with that, this idea that you lose yourself so deeply in distraction and entertainment that you lose contact with the world around you or forget what you would consider your actual or real life.That has been the thing that I've been sort of exploring with it, is what is the impact of that? What kind of obligation do you have to the real world and the people around you versus losing yourself in it in a fiction? Very aware, the whole time, that we are making an escapist fiction at the same time as I'm talking about this, so it is a little bit of an ouroboros, but yeah, that's what it's been.Also, that's a very highfalutin way of describing it, and I'm terrible at describing stuff in ways where people would actually want to listen to it, but I swear it's a lot more fun than that. There's a layer that's like a noir crime kind of deal, so I watched a bajillion, every noir movie I could get my hands on to really tap into that aesthetic. There's a fantasy layer where we've incorporated elements from previous Adventure Zone shows. There's a reality show dating kind of thing.But that's the idea. Every layer is people pursuing their fantasies while these three creeps try to rob them blind, so it's been a lot of fun. We're heading toward the end, I think. The next few episodes, probably, it's finally wrapping up, it'll be somebody else's problem, but I feel really good about what I've been able to do.When I started, it seemed so overwhelming until I realized it's just like eating an airplane. You start, you've got to take it into really small chunks, and then eventually, you're halfway through the wings.It's a really fun listen.Thanks.Again, you have some really exciting ideas in there.I read no internet feedback at all. No Reddit, Twitter, nothing about it, so when someone does tell me that they like it, it is a genuine delight because I'm basically in a vacuum, and my wife won't listen, so I don't know.It's very fun on the ground, like you were saying. It is three interesting people stealing interesting stuff from a cool place. There is just something that you were talking about when it comes to escapism where it's just, escapism as a genre is a reflection of the society from which you're trying to escape, right?Right.I think that you're pulling out some interesting strings in the show when it comes to how creative work is valued, how it's not, how people engage with it, how it's not how people engage with creators. I'd love to hear a little bit more on how you feel about that.What specifically?I can't help but notice that at the time that AI is attempting to replicate a lot of the creative efforts of people who really try at making art, you have an element of the show that's talking a little bit, I think, or at least reflecting a little bit of some of that subtle change.It's weird, right? That was not a conversation when it started. It's moving very rapidly. The idea that a computer could do a reasonable facsimile of me, Justin McElroy? I'm not exactly like a once-in-a-generation talent. I'm like a bunch of SNICK and Pee-wee's Playhouse, and then I had an acting major, and you stir all those together. I'm not one of the A-listers there. I feel like a computer could get me pretty quickly, honestly, but seeing that start to take place, that's been tough, right? Because I didn't ever think that would happen to me. I still don't for me, specifically, but there's definitely a future where this stuff is algorithmically generated. It's scary. It freaks me out.I have AI characters in the story and a lot of those AI characters, we call them “hard light,” and it's basically a hologram that has feeling, that can feel things, tactile, and they're very much having conversations about sentience and what it is to be alive. We have a few different characters and classes of people who are trying to break out of that idea, that if you have been created by someone else, are you devoid of creative energy? Can creative energy exist being created by a computer? Again, there's a nice thing about this: I don't have any answers. I'm just doing a role-playing podcast. You can think about it all you want in your own time. I've just got to fill 60 minutes and then I'm out.A computer doing a reasonable facsimile, like animatronics, are a fundamental element of the history of theme parks.Yeah, and those have continued to improve. When you look at it, Lincoln was the first one, and that was very much a Walt Disney passion project, wanting to create a Lincoln that could be entertaining on its own.There was so much work that went into that, and such a big valley between the real and the fake, and that valley obviously has continued to shrink. Animatronics were a big part of what I was thinking about with Steeplechase. Specifically, the Carousel of Progress is an attraction at Disney World, and it is the only attraction at Disney World, as far as I know, that was directly worked on by Walt Disney, because it was created for the '64 World's Fair and then it was adapted to the form it finds itself now in Walt Disney World.It is the stage show that has had the most performances of any show in America. It's about a family through the generations, and basically the stage is split into a four-quadrant pie and the audience is in a big ring that moves around to the different quadrants, which is the same family in different eras.I started thinking about how these animatronics have done this show more times than anybody on earth. If you start to let your imagination go a little bit, especially with the AI stuff happening, you're like, "Well, what if they realize that?"You know what I mean? What happens when they're like, "Wow, I'm tired of doing this show over and over again"? And I find that a really interesting thing to think about.That's really fun. Again, it's definitely worth checking out. It's a good entrance point, I think, if folks are interested in checking out the podcast.Yeah, all of our arcs are sort of self-contained. “Steeplechase” is a fine place to start if you can deal with me shaking off the jitters for the first three episodes.It's great stuff. Last thing I wanted to throw on the table is that you've been doing graphic novel adaptations of the first The Adventure Zone arc, Balance. How's that been? You just have a new one out this year. I think there's a new one coming out next year.Usually, about one a year.How's that experience been?It's amazing. Honestly, it's a weird project where so much of me is in it from where we did The Adventure Zone, but it's such a team project. Obviously, Carey Pietsch, she's the artist for the series, she's bringing so much to it and creating so much of the visual language of that world. My dad, Clint McElroy, has been a comic book writer for many, many, many years, so he's really taken the lead on it, and I'm mainly tweaking the dialogue from my characters, putting in more boner jokes and stuff.It's funny because they were so wildly successful. I think the first two or three were number one New York Times bestsellers on a specific chart, like a pretty specific chart, which no one ever puts on the book jacket, right? New York Times bestseller in self-help paperback trade version number eight. No, but this is a number one, I could say; yes, I'm a number one New York Times bestselling author, and what I did was I told my dad to make these few jokes better.That is why in my freaking obituary, it'll say number one New York Times bestselling author, because I told my dad that "Kenny Chesney might be a funnier reference here than Jimmy Buffett. Why don't we do Kenny Chesney?" Okay, great. Here's your bestseller plaque. No, but they don't send you bestseller plaques. My dad made one for me for Christmas. It was beautiful. I have it hanging up and I can tell people like, "Yeah, I punched up my dad's jokes. No problem."Wow. Justin McElroy, New York Times bestselling author.Number one. Sorry.Number one.Sorry. Thank you. You don't want to be that guy, but...I apologize. Justin McElroy, number one New York Times bestselling author on a specific chart.Several-time number one. No.Five-time.Five-time.Where can folks find you? Where can they enjoy more of your work?My manager gets mad at me because I always give people the wrong address, but it's themcelroy.family. If you go there, you'll find all of our stuff. Tours are there. We got a few more shows this year. Videos, podcasts, whatever you like, it's all there waiting for you.Well, hey, thanks for coming on.Hey, thanks for having me, Walter.If you have anything you'd like to see in this Sunday special, shoot me an email. Comment below! Thanks for reading, and thanks so much for supporting Numlock.Thank you so much for becoming a paid subscriber!Send links to me on Twitter at @WaltHickey or email me with numbers, tips or feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get full access to Numlock News at www.numlock.com/subscribe
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Soren is a designer at Cash App where he is responsible for designing the investing product. He has become well known for posting new "sometimes unhinged, sometimes useful" design ideas daily. Soren has previously held design positions at Square and Envoy while also running his own freelance design business. Follow Soren on X @soren_iverson. [0:16] - Soren's experience starting from scratch as a freelance designer [3:08] - Learnings from his art/business education and early startup work [12:56] - How Soren thinks about his creative work at Cash App [14:45] - Why Soren has been creating and posting daily designs on X [19:12] - Soren's approach to prolifically producing new ideas daily [31:46] - How Soren leverages Figma as the primary tool in his work [37:24] - AI's role in design work now and in the future [39:35] - The trade-offs of going niche when building a brand online For more episodes, go to podofjake.com. Previous guests include Mark Cuban, Vitalik Buterin, Brian Armstrong, Balaji Srinivasan, Keith Rabois, Ali Spagnola, Anthony Pompliano, Raoul Pal, Julia Galef, Jack Butcher, Tim Draper, and over 100 others alike. Learn from founders and CEOs of companies like OpenAI, Coinbase, Solana, Polygon, AngelList, Oura, and Replit, and investors from Founders Fund, a16z, Union Square Ventures, and many more. I appreciate your support and hope you enjoy. Thanks to Chase Devens for the show notes and Yiction for the music. Lastly, I love hearing from fans of the pod. Feel free to email me any time at email@example.com. Thank you!
Stephen and Brendon take one small step for the Aether, and one giant leap for Bethesda Softworks as they discuss the first new IP from the studio in over twenty years: Starfield. Praise be Todd Howard.Nicole Carpenter's review for Polygon: https://www.polygon.com/reviews/23852522/starfield-review-xbox-series-x-pc-exclusive-bethesda-microsoftDiscussed: Starfield, Baldur's Gate 3 for PS5---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes: (00:00) - Intro (03:34) - FREE YOURSELF OF THINE EARTHY SHACKLES!!! TODD WANTS YOU TO COME TO SPACE!!!!! // Starfield (44:06) - SPOILERS FOR LOCATION DETAILS // Starfield (46:12) - Nintendo and Bethesda present... // Starfield (01:24:07) - FACTION STORYLINE SPOILERS // Starfield (01:25:47) - You're tellin me a Star made this field? // Starfield (01:30:00) - Rumor has it // A Switch2 segment??? (01:31:59) - Big wheel keeps on rollin' (credits) // Baldur's Gate III (01:56:20) - Wrapping up ---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members: | Jim W | Susan H | Olivia K | Dan S | Zach D | Dominick N | Brett S | Evan B | Robert L | min2 | Aaron G | Matthew S | Erik M | Brady H | Joshua J | Tony L | Danny K | Shanna P | Seth MC | Adam B | Andy H | Demo | Maxwell L | Spiritofthunder | Jason W | Jason T | Corey T | Minnow Eats Whale | Caleb W | Jesse W | Mike T | Codes | Wesley | Erik B | Butterfly B | Gabe O | Lasse B | Jeff N | Sergio L | ninjadeathdog | Rory B | A42PoundMoose | Mr Andrew S | Peter | Stellar.Bees | Brendan K | Scott R | wreckx | Noah OR | Michael G | Arcturus | Chris R | hepahe | Chase A | Anna | Nick Q | Chris M | RB | Karen H | Michaela W | Adam F | Scott H | Lauren H | Ben G | Therese K | jgprinters | Matt H | Murray | Trevor B | David P | Jason K | Bede R | Kamrin H | Andrew D | Kyle S | Philip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
In this episode of Empire, Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, elaborates on Polygon 2.0's bold approach to achieving infinite scalability in blockchain networks. Sandeep outlines his thesis for Polygon as not just a scalability solution, but as the foundational "Value Layer of the Internet." The conversation explores various components of Polygon 2.0 including it's innovation of zk EVM, POL Tokenomics, and the 3 pillars for governance. Nailwal also touches on Polygon's strategic partnerships with big brands like Reddit, Nike, and Starbucks, emphasizing their role in accelerating the mass adoption of the network. - - Follow Sandeep: https://twitter.com/sandeepnailwal Follow Jason: https://twitter.com/JasonYanowitz Follow Santiago: https://twitter.com/santiagoroel Follow Empire: https://twitter.com/theempirepod Subscribe on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/4fdhhb2j Subscribe on Apple: https://tinyurl.com/mv4frfv7 Subscribe on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/wbaypprw Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/ - - Get 5% off your business insurance today with Vouch, the leading insurer of crypto startups. With over 4000 clients, Vouch offers exclusive coverages with crypto enhancements including Directors & Officers with digital asset regulatory defense and Cyber that includes smart contract vulnerabilities. Get started today at https://vouch.us/web3/blockworks - - Use code EMPIRE30 to get 30% off Permissionless 2023 in Austin: https://blockworks.co/event/permissionless-2023 - - Timestamps: (00:00) Why Polygon 2.0? (07:53) Why is ZK the solution? (25:06) Polygon 2.0 Competition (28:49) Vouch Ad (29:58) Permissionless (31:22) POL Tokenomics (38:17) 3 Governance Pillars (43:56) The BD Chain Narrative (53:11) The Business Model of Polygon (58:32) Polygon CDK - - Resources Polygon 2.0 https://polygon.technology/blog/introducing-polygon-2-0-the-value-layer-of-the-internet zkEVM https://polygon.technology/blog/whats-happening-on-polygon-zkevm-summer-edition - - Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.
In this episode of the DeFi Download, Piers Ridyard interviews Cyrille Pastour, co-founder of Swaap. Cyrille and Piers discuss the inner workings of the automated market maker that is designed to protect liquidity providers by dynamically responding to the market.SummarySwaap provides yield to liquidity providers by utilising cutting-edge market-making models developed in collaboration with mathematicians. They use oracles and dynamic spread to ensure real and long-term yields. Swaap's algorithm determines what pricing it will provide to the market on a per-swap basis and includes safeguards to limit damage in the event of a hack. It is designed to safeguard liquidity providers against impermanent loss and ensure that returns are greater than hodling.During their discussion, Piers and Cyrille clarify the difference between exchanges and market makers. They analyse the problem Swaap seeks to address and the role of market makers in mature versus immature markets in determining price. They also touch on issues with Uniswap v2, in which liquidity providers are perpetually behind the information curve and unable to rebalance themselves, whereas arbitrageurs can make risk-free profits by manipulating the market price.Key takeawaysSwaap v2 is a new iteration in terms of infrastructure that aims to be more flexible and have better performance than Swaap v1.Swaap v2 has a hybrid infrastructure consisting of both on-chain and off-chain components. The off-chain module operates the quotation system to provide faster price information, and the on-chain verification module prevents extreme events and ensures a trust-minimized environment.Swaap is available on both Ethereum and Polygon, with Polygon being a preferable option for smaller portfolios due to its lower gas fees.The Swaap protocol enables DAOs to create liquidity against volatile assets, and the team is working on establishing partnerships with a number of DAOs.Chapters[01:05] What is the problem that Swaap is looking to solve as an automated market maker in the DeFi space, and why is it important to separate exchanges and market makers when considering liquidity providers and users?[03:59] The Uniswap conundrum: How inexperienced traders create risk-free profits for arbitrageurs[05:49] The role of market makers in mature vs. immature markets for determining price[08:38] Uniswap v2 liquidity providers are behind the information curve, while arbitrageurs make risk-free profits[12:02] The roles of exchange venues and market makers in financial market liquidity and market-making success factors[14:54] How Swaap differs from other market makers[18:54] Swaap's solution to sophisticated market actors exploiting liquidity providers [28:25] How Swaap's algorithm guards liquidity providers against hacks and impermanent loss[31:29] What's next on Swaap's roadmap and what to get excited about after V2[33:43] Where can people find out more about Swaap, and should they start on Ethereum or Polygon?Further resourcesWebsite: swaap.finance Twitter: @SwaapFinance Discord: discord.com/invite/vMNHgz7bMU
Peter is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation and the Executive Founder of Singularity University. He has started over 25 companies in the areas of health-tech, space, venture capital and education. Among other roles, Peter is the Co-founder and Vice-Chairman of two public companies, Celularity and Vaxxinity. He is also the Co-founder & Chairman of Fountain Life, and the Co-founder of BOLD Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on longevity and other exponential technologies. Peter is a bestselling author of four books: Abundance, Bold, The Future is Faster Than You Think, and Life Force which he co-authored with Tony Robbins. He was named one of the “World's 50 Greatest Leaders" by Fortune. Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDiamandis. [0:16] - How Peter became fascinated by the concept of age reversal [4:02] - Peter's transitioning of focus from space to longevity [10:26] - Making sacrifices to reach longevity escape velocity [18:58] - Why underpopulation is riskier than overpopulation [20:23] - Escaping the “pro-aging” trance [22:22] - Peter's take on the current state of longevity technology [26:20] - The history and purpose of Peter's XPRIZE competition [35:03] - Why Peter champions the development of positive mindsets [40:24] - How to turn a scarcity mindset into an abundance mindset [44:15] - Why you should define your Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP) [50:30] - How Peter manages to make progress across so many projects in parallel For more episodes, go to podofjake.com. Previous guests include Mark Cuban, Vitalik Buterin, Brian Armstrong, Balaji Srinivasan, Keith Rabois, Ali Spagnola, Anthony Pompliano, Raoul Pal, Julia Galef, Jack Butcher, Tim Draper, and over 100 others alike. Learn from founders and CEOs of companies like OpenAI, Coinbase, Solana, Polygon, AngelList, Oura, and Replit, and investors from Founders Fund, a16z, Union Square Ventures, and many more. I appreciate your support and hope you enjoy. Thanks to Chase Devens for the show notes and Yiction for the music. Lastly, I love hearing from fans of the pod. Feel free to email me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Hey Joe, what do ya know? Film critic Robert Daniels (New York Times, LA Times, RogerEbert.com, etc.) is here to chat with Slim and Mitchell about his four favorites: Killer of Sheep, If Beale Street Could Talk, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Bamboozled. If you think that sounds like a Mount Rushmore of titles, you'd be exactly right! Strap in as Robert takes us on an incredibly insightful tour through the complicated themes and explosive emotions of these gems. Topics include: what it means to be human, blackface through Hollywood's history, the adaptability that comes with being Black in America, the glimmer of hope that must be held for the next generation, a call for The Underground Railroad to get more attention and why “masterpiece” doesn't always mean “perfect”. Chapters: Opening credits (00:00:00) Killer of Sheep (00:07:44) If Beale Street Could talk (00:19:41) A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (00:35:46) Bamboozled (00:52:52) Stats talk (01:10:08) Closing credits (01:13:29) Credits: Recorded in Newark DE, Philadelphia PA and Chicago IL. Edited by Slim. Theme music: “Vampiros Danceoteque” by Moniker. Editorial producer: Brian Formo. Production manager: Sophie Shin. The Letterboxd Show is a TAPEDECK production. Lists & Links: List of movies mentioned Robert's Letterboxd profile Robert's Sight & Sound 2022 ballot; Robert's Criterion essay on Beasts of No Nation; Robert's IndieWire interview with Charles Burnett on My Brother's Wedding; Robert's interview with Barry Jenkins for Medicine for Melancholy; Robert's interview with Barry Jenkins for The Underground Railroad; Robert's Polygon essay on Brian Tyree Henry's big scene in If Beale Street Could Talk; Robert's ranking of Spike Lee movies for Okayplayer; Robert's essay on Bamboozled for The Playlist Lists mentioned: Films that took an already amazing and well-known song and made it better by adding a cinematic moment to it that you are always reminded of when you hear the song by Starboy Reviews mentioned: Graham Williamson's Killer of Sheep review Kambole Campbell's Bamboozled review
HashKey cryptocurrency exchange is a Hong Kong-based exchange that was founded in 2018. It is a regulated exchange, which means that it has been authorized by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong to operate.In August 2023, HashKey announced that it would be launching Bitcoin and Ether trading services for retail clients. This is a significant milestone for the exchange, as it is the first crypto exchange in Hong Kong to gain regulatory approval for extending crypto trading services to retail investors.The other tradable tokens on HashKey Exchange include Polygon ($MATIC) and Avalanche ($AVAX). These are both popular altcoins that have been growing in popularity in recent months.HashKey Exchange's decision to launch retail trading services is a sign of the growing acceptance of cryptocurrencies in Hong Kong. The SFC has been gradually warming up to cryptocurrencies in recent years, and this move by HashKey is likely to further legitimize the industry in the eyes of regulators and investors.Here are some other details about HashKey Exchange's retail trading services:The minimum investment amount is HK$10,000.Investors will only be allowed to invest up to 30% of their net worth into cryptocurrencies.The exchange will offer a variety of features to help investors manage their risk, such as stop-loss orders and margin trading.HashKey Exchange will also provide educational resources to help investors learn about cryptocurrencies.The launch of retail trading services by HashKey Exchange is a positive development for the cryptocurrency industry in Hong Kong. It is a sign that the regulatory environment is becoming more supportive of cryptocurrencies, and it is likely to attract more investors to the market.
Just about every game that integrates blockchain technology in some way is either on Ethereum, most likely via a Layer 2 solution such as Polygon or Immutable X, or is building on a more scalable but less decentralized Layer 1 chain such as Solana or Binance Smart Chain. Bitcoin, the granddaddy of blockchains, has not attracted much attention from game developers, and for good reason — on-chain transactions on Bitcoin are very, very slow. This is where the Bitcoin Lightning Network comes in. Originally conceived of in 2015, the Lightning Network is designed to overcome the scalability issues inherent with Bitcoin by opening up a series of bidirectional payment channels without delegating custody of funds. In this episode, host Niko Vuori talks with Ben Cousens, the chief strategy officer at Bitcoin Lightning Network payment solutions provider Zebedee, about what the technology can offer game developers. To learn more, make sure to visit https://lightning.network/ and https://zebedee.io. You can find Ben Cousens on LinkedIn.We'd also like to thank Gamesight for making this episode possible! Gamesight provides full-service campaign management, taking charge of consulting, influencer discovery, relationship management, billing, and reporting, leaving you free to focus on your core business. To learn more, simply visit https://gamesight.io/If you like the episode, please help others find us by leaving a 5-star rating or review! And if you have any comments, requests, or feedback shoot us a note at email@example.com. Watch the episode: YouTube ChannelFor more episodes and details: Podcast WebsiteFree newsletter: Naavik DigestFollow us: Twitter | LinkedIn | WebsiteSound design by Gavin Mc Cabe
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Polygon is paving the way for the mass adoption of crypto! But how high will its coin $MATIC go at the top of the next bull run? Find out in today's episode of Price Prediction Department with AJWritesCrypto! Interested in Crypto Retirement Accounts? Check out iTrust Capital! ➡️ https://itrust.capital/Bitboy
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 27, 2023 is: myriad MEER-ee-ud noun The noun myriad is usually followed by of and means “a great number,” as in “a myriad of possibilities.” It is also common as an adjective meaning “very many” or “both numerous and diverse,” as in “myriad topics were discussed at the convention.” // The middle school class generated a myriad of ideas for ways they could volunteer in the community. See the entry > Examples: “With a film career spanning more than three decades as an actor, director, writer, and martial artist, Michael Jai White has cemented himself as one of the top action stars and Black martial artists in the genre today. Studying martial arts since a young age, White learned a myriad of styles over the years … with eight black belts to his name and earning the title of ‘The Mantle of the Black Dragon' in 2019 at the Urban Action Film Showcase from the Black Dragon himself, Ron van Clief.” — Frankie “Balboa” Diaz, Polygon.com, 15 June 2023 Did you know? You don't need ten thousand justifications to use myriad as a noun, only one: with more than 400 years of usage history behind it, the noun myriad, as in the phrase “a myriad of,” is a well-established and respectable member of the English language. Still, we understand that “myriad of” raises the hackles of myriad folks who were taught at one point or another that myriad is only to be used as an adjective, and that phrases like “a myriad of emailers vexed about myriad” should be shunned in favor of “myriad emailers vexed about myriad.” Now, to each their own lexical peeves and pleasures, but let it be known that myriad entered the English language in the mid-1500s as a noun, and since its introduction has been used in the senses of “ten thousand,” “a set of ten thousand,” “an immense or indefinitely large number,” and “a great multitude”; furthermore, it has appeared in the works of such writers as Milton, Thoreau, Twain, and DuBois—no slouches when it comes to wielding words. Myriad the adjective is about 200 years younger, but both continue to enjoy wide use today.
Rebecca Rettig serves as the Chief Legal and Policy Officer at Polygon Labs. In this episode, Rettig offers a comprehensive analysis of the SEC's ongoing legal proceedings against Coinbase and Ripple, including instances where the Court seems to be challenging the SEC's authority. Rettig explains, "I think what both the Ripple and the Coinbase motion for judgment on the pleadings is really trying to say is, 'We got to bring it back to the law. This may look like something, but it doesn't look like anything you've seen before.' So we can't import these other ideas where an investment contract means there's some implied contract." Additionally, she touches on the Court's perspective regarding the SEC's prior actions towards Coinbase: "The judge that [the Coinbase case] is in front of expressed a lot of skepticism about the case because she said to the SEC, 'Didn't you guys let this one go through and allow them to IPO?'" During this episode Chaparro and Rettig also discuss: Regulatory frameworks for digital assets outside the U.S. The Value Prop and how blockchain is being used for good Why this has been a "bullish" bear market
You need a pretty extensive vocabulary to be a Polygon holder. There are always new applications and updates that bring a whole new list of new names and terms to learn. Sometimes, names even change, like we saw with the name of the project itself. Polygon is here to stay though, and keeping up with what is happening in this ecosystem is how YOU stay ahead of the game! Interested in Crypto Retirement Accounts? Check out iTrust Capital! ➡️ https://itrust.capital/Bitboy
Mike is the CMO at Founders Fund and the Editor-in-Chief at Pirate Wires. Pirate Wires is a media company that focuses on the intersection of technology, politics, and culture. Follow Mike on Twitter @micsolana. [0:16] - How Mike met Peter Thiel and got his start at Founders Fund [2:53] - Mike's interests in seasteading, charter cities, and local politics [10:51] - Why he hosted Hereticon, a conference for thoughtcrime [17:20] - Contributing to Zero to One and growing with Founders Fund [19:23] - Why he felt compelled to create his media company, Pirate Wires [25:10] - Technological optimism and the real meaning of progressive [29:45] - The role of science fiction in real-world technology and progress [36:18] - How open & honest writing accelerated Mike's audience growth [46:30] - Mike's thoughts on the current state of San Francisco For more episodes, go to podofjake.com. Previous guests include Mark Cuban, Vitalik Buterin, Brian Armstrong, Balaji Srinivasan, Keith Rabois, Ali Spagnola, Anthony Pompliano, Raoul Pal, Julia Galef, Jack Butcher, Tim Draper, and over 100 others alike. Learn from founders and CEOs of companies like OpenAI, Coinbase, Solana, Polygon, AngelList, Oura, and Replit, and investors from Founders Fund, a16z, Union Square Ventures, and many more. I appreciate your support and hope you enjoy. Thanks to Chase Devens for the show notes and Yiction for the music. Lastly, I love hearing from fans of the pod. Feel free to email me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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Games are particularly fertile grounds for extremist recruitment. Why is that? What's special about games and gaming culture that might make them attractive spaces for recruitment? How does extremist recruitment work in games? What is being done about it right now? And what can be done to help prevent the spread of extremism through games? --------------------------------------------------------------- Rachel Kowert, Ph.D is a research psychologist and the Research Director of Take This. She is a world-renowned researcher on the uses and effects of digital games, including their impact on physical, social, and psychological well-being. An award-winning author, she's published a variety of books and scientific articles relating to the psychology of games and, more recently, the relationship between games and mental health specifically. Her YouTube channel Psychgeist serves to bridge the gap between moral panic and scientific knowledge on a variety of psychology and game-related topics. In 2021, Dr. Kowert was chosen as a member of The Game Awards Future Class, representing the best and brightest of the future of video games. Dr. Kowert has been featured in various media outlets, including NPR, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Wired, and video game publications such as Kotaku and Polygon. ------------------------------------------------------------ JOIN THE ETHICS AND VIDEO GAMES COMMUNITY: - Follow/like/share us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube - Explore our website and check out our Video Games Ethics Resources Center: https://ethicsandvideogames.com - If you're game to lend us your financial support, we'd love to have it and can definitely use it! You can do that here: SUPPORT OUR PODCAST! - Give us a review whereever you listen to podcasts - If you've got an idea or an ethical issue involving video games that you think would make for a good podcast, please let us know! Contact us at ethicsandvideogames.com or email us at email@example.com. We'd love to hear from you!
I didn't write an introduction this week ... bad host. http://www.joystickandmouse.com http://shop.joystickandmouse.com https://www.patreon.com/joystickandmouse Show Notes Netflix is kicking off the first public tests of its cloud-streamed games. Beginning Monday, some Netflix subscribers in Canada and the UK will be able to check out Netflix games streamed to select TVs, connected TV devices, and on the web from Netflix.com. https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/14/23829262/netflix-cloud-gaming-testing-tv-web As you may remember, we brought you a story a while back about China restricting the amount of hours minors could play video games. Well there is enough data now to do a study and the results may surprise you ... nah they won't. As predicted the restrictions had little or no affect on players gaming habits. https://scitechdaily.com/billions-of-hours-little-change-new-study-questions-video-game-restrictions/ AI is all the rage right now but the technology brings up some interesting questions, especially when it comes to the actors that voice our favorite characters. The current Hollywood writers strike brings up some interesting points concerning this dilemma so let's take a look at that and how it will impact or games of the future. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2023-08-14/actors-strike-voice-acting-games-ai-call-of-duty-activision-ea-sag-aftra-interactive-agreement You know we like a good list around here and with the year being a little half over we figured we would take a look at the best games of the year so far. Well polygon had the idea first but we decided to piggy back on their idea. Mostly filled with remasters and sequels but the big new IP's are scheduled to hit later this year. Lets see where we agree and disagree with Polygon. https://www.polygon.com/23648669/best-video-games-2023
In this episode of Crypto with COOP!, Cooper talks with Abdul Osman, CEO of Gora Network. They discuss how Gora expects to compete with Chainlink, the importance of decentralization and Gora's multi chain ambitions. Gora is live on Algorand mainnet, Arbitrum testnet and coming to Polygon soon! Watch The ReCoop on YouTube!!! https://youtube.com/c/TheReCoop Follow Cooper on Twitter @Coop_Daniels (Disclaimer: Gora Network is a sponsor of the ReCoop)
What started out as Matic Network, in 2017, and later rebranded to Polygon, in 2021, it is now facing another major milestone: Polygon 2.0. Apart from a tokenomics update, their plans include building an aggregation layer for every scaling solution that will settle on Ethereum. This will not only provide crucial rollup interoperability, but it will also further offload Ethereum by recursively combining multiple proofs into a single one.We were joined by Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon, for a fascinating discussion on Polygon's future revamp, their views on infrastructure decentralisation and interoperability.Topics covered in this episode:Sandeep's background and the vision behind MaticPolygon 2.0ZK rollup vs. ValidiumMulti-purpose shardingTokenomicsStaking decentralisationInteroperabilityThe multi-chain future outlookBlockchain adoption and use casesEpisode links:Sandeep Nailwal on TwitterPolygon on TwitterPolygon Labs on TwitterThis episode is hosted by Meher Roy & Felix Lutsch. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/509
On this episode of Rehash, we speak with Rebecca Rettig, Chief Legal and Policy Officer at Polygon Labs, about the current state of crypto regulation around the world.This is the first legal and policy focused conversation we've had on Rehash in over a year - the last conversation we had on crypto regulation was with Katherine Wu from Archetype and Crypto Council for Innovation all the way back in Season 2. The main difference I wanted to touch on in this episode (other than just getting a more current take on where crypto regulation currently stands) is getting a more global perspective on how different countries or regions of the world are looking at crypto. Rebecca talks about key pieces of crypto legislation like MiCA (Markets in Crypto Assets) in the EU and FIT (Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act) in the US and shares her perspectives on which countries have the most crypto friendly policies.We focus most of the conversation on crypto policy, but we do chat a bit on the legal front as well. Rebecca talks about some key court cases we've seen recently in the U.S., such as the Coinbase case, and shares her take on what she believes the SEC's strategy is and what that means for us as people building and working in the industry.Finally we wrap up with some spicy questions from our community, like how to stay out of jail as someone building in web3 or whether crypto will ever succeed in the U.S.Rebecca was nominated by Carsten and voted onto the podcast by Justin Conley, Katelyn Donnelly, Zayi Reyes, Meg Lister, Aaron Soskin, David Silverman, anon, and Carsten.COLLECT THIS EPISODEhttps://www.rehashweb3.xyz/ FOLLOW USRehash: https://twitter.com/rehashweb3Diana: https://twitter.com/ddwchenRebecca: https://twitter.com/RebeccaRettig1TheValueProp: https://thevalueprop.io/ SPONSORSLens Protocol: https://lens.xyzLivepeer: https://livepeer.org LINKSMarkets in Crypto Assets (MiCA)Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act (FIT)Crypto435TheValuePropGet involved in policy: Email firstname.lastname@example.org TIMESTAMPS0:00 Intro4:00 The shift from legal to policy7:43 Infrastructure provider vs dapp provider9:29 Non-financial use cases for crypto10:02 High level overview of global crypto policy14:49 Government 101 (US)19:12 What is the SEC's strategy?20:39 People used to hate telephones20:51 SEC's lawsuit against Coinbase24:57 What will happen to DAOs and NFT projects without legal protections?26:36 Best advice for DAOs29:20 Will the US ever embrace crypto?30:56 Wyoming DAO LLCs31:58 Which country's laws apply?33:48 Most important crypto legislation takeaways36:06 How can I help push crypto policy forward?38:37 Will crypto ever succeed in the U.S.?39:25 Best places to live for web3 nomads40:03 How to stay out of jail 42:51 Follow Rebecca DISCLAIMER: The information in this video is the opinion of the speaker(s) only and is for informational purposes only. You should not construe it as investment advice, tax advice, or legal advice, and it does not represent any entity's opinion but those of the speaker(s). For investment or legal advice, please seek a duly licensed professional.