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A highlight from Huobi Changes Name to HTX and Almost Immediately Gets Hacked
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Tuesday, September 22nd, and today we are talking hacks, hacks, hacks. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Well, friends, today we start this show talking about Ben Armstrong, better known as BitBoy, who was arrested last night after he won, posted to his YouTube that he was going to confront a former business partner about the Lamborghini that he said was his, two, went to said person's door and rang the doorbell, three, did this with a gun and illegal narcotics in the back of his car, along with another business and affair partner to boot, and then four live streamed himself getting arrested. Just kidding. I'm not going to talk about that ever at all. In fact, I will only say this. The crypto space gets exactly the level of influencers it deserves. So perhaps as we think about where we want to be heading into the next bull market, we might want to choose who we listen to with just a hint more discernment. Now, what we're actually going to be talking about today is the plague of this bear market. Well, outside of Gensler, of course, and that is hacks. A wave of hacks impacted crypto firms starting over the weekend. On Friday, Nansen disclosed a security breach at a third party software vendor. The attacker was able to gain access to admin rights of a Nansen account in charge of facilitating client access to the platform. Nansen claims it, quote, managed to stop the unauthorized access shortly after learning about it and launched an immediate investigation. According to Nansen, wallet funds were unaffected. All affected users had email addresses exposed, while smaller user cohorts had password hashes accessed and wallet addresses revealed. Nansen urged all users to double check emails claiming to be coming from the company and be vigilant for phishing attempts. So that was Friday. Then on Saturday, OpenSea disclosed that one of its third party vendors, quote, experienced a security incident that may have exposed information. They warned that user API keys were compromised. The company noted that the incident was not expected to impact any programs which use an OpenSea API key, but that external parties using exposed keys could experience rate and usage limits. OpenSea plans on shutting down existing keys by next Monday and asked users to rotate their keys. A third exploit was disclosed early on Monday morning. Mixin Network, which is a nominally decentralized wallet service, said it lost $200 million in customer assets during an attack early on Saturday morning. Crypto developer Lawrence Day at Function Zero writes, Also, respectfully, how are you losing $200 million from a cloud breach? So this company Mixin was founded in 2017 and had nearly $400 million in protocol funds across 48 chains. The service allows users to send digital assets assigned to phone numbers and its biggest market appears to be Hong Kong. Now the firm said that it can guarantee the safety of around half of user assets, but that guarantee seems to be in the form of a corporate backstop rather than the product of successful threat mitigation. During a livestream on Monday addressing the attack, Mixin founder Feng Xiaodong said, No matter what your assets are, whether it's Bitcoin or Ethereum, we will ensure that half of it is unaffected. We're trying to find a way to recover the compromised money, but that is very difficult. For the other half of the assets, Mixin is considering offering what they are calling bond tokens for users to claim. The firm would later buy back the tokens, making them similar to other token -based recovery schemes seen in the past during events like the Bitfinex hack. A security firm called Slowmist is involved in the investigation and stated that the incident occurred when a cloud service provider database was attacked. Now if this feels like just the latest in a string of big hacks, that's because it is. In 2022, we had the record of $3 .1 billion in funds lost from hacks. And estimates this year include TRMLab saying that $400 million was stolen in Q1, Immunify saying that $700 million was lost in the first half of the year, and then just in Q3 we've had a 126 multi -chain hack in July, a $61 .7 million market -based protocol exploit of Curve Finance in July, $41 .3 million hacked from Stake .com in September, and another July hack of $37 million at CoinsPaid. So from estimates, it looks like this might be the largest hack of the year, roughly the same size as Euler in March. Still, even though it wasn't the biggest, the most high -profile hack of the weekend was disclosed on Monday as well, and that was from HTX. HTX, formerly known as Huobi, suffered the loss of 5 ,000 ETH worth around $8 million on Sunday evening. Justin Sun claimed in a Twitter thread that, quote, HTX has fully covered the losses incurred from the attack and has successfully resolved all related issues. Sun added that, quote, all user assets are SAFU and the platform is operating completely normally. Now, in addition to disclosing the loss, Sun downplayed the impact of the attack, stating that, quote, $8 million represents a relatively small sum in comparison to the $3 billion worth of assets held by our users. It also amounts to just two weeks of revenue for the HTX platform. Sun disclosed the wallet address of the hacker and added, We are willing to offer 5 % of the stolen amount, $400 ,000 USD, as a white hat reward to encourage the hacker to return the stolen funds. If the hacker returns the funds, we will also hire them as a security white hat advisor for HTX. However, they said, if the funds are not returned within seven days, we will transfer the information to law enforcement authorities for further action and to prosecute the hacker. In an on -chain message to the hacker, HTX claimed to have discovered their, quote, true identity. Now, according to Arkham Analytics, the attack affected an HTX hot wallet, which was created in March. Since then, the wallet has received $500 million in deposits from Binance, and on -chain analysts confirmed that funds have now been migrated to a new wallet. Now, there were a lot of comments relating to the name change of this exchange. Crypto Kaleo writes, Huobi changes its name to HTX and gets hacked for $8 million in the first month? Coincidence or tempting fate? Lawrence Day again said, I'm sorry, but renaming Huobi to HTX and then immediately losing millions of dollars is so effing funny that I might have a stroke. Even Binance's CZ said, A week after you rename your exchange after FTX... Jokes aside, our security team will help in tracking hacker funds in all cases where we can. Now, in addition to just the jokes about the HTX name, there are lots of questions floating around about Huobi solvency. To get a sense of some of those theories, go check out Adam Cochran's account. It's a little bit out of the scope of this particular episode, but it's obviously something that we're watching closely. Now it's unclear at this stage whether these attacks had any sort of links, but the small amount of detail available does show some common features. The first three hacks all blamed a third party service provider. While the provider was not named, Nansen did urge them to disclose the security breach. These attacks come just weeks after crypto custody firm Fortress Trust suffered a $15 million attack, which was also related to a security failure at a third party cloud provider called Retool. In that attack, an employee at the software provider was the victim of a phishing attack. The attacker used an AI -synthesized voice clone of an IT support worker to replicate the employee's credentials to access Retool's systems. In their write -up of that attack, Retool said that 27 customer accounts were compromised. All 27 were crypto companies. So the method of attack here, which uses a combination of social engineering and a bypassing of security measures, also bears a striking resemblance to the write -ups of the recent cyber attack on MGM and Caesars casinos. The casino's systems were hacked two weeks ago with customer and corporate data compromised. Postmortems of the attack claimed that hackers used a voice replication of IT workers to gain access. Identity management firm Okta confirmed that the casinos had been using their systems to credential employees. In an August blog post, Okta said that their customers were seeing, quote, consistent pattern of social engineering attacks against their IT service desk personnel, in which the caller's strategy was to convince service desk personnel to reset all multi -factor authentication factors enrolled by highly privileged users. The casino attacks were attributed to a threat actor known as Scattered Spider using malicious software developed by Alfie or Black Cat. Now if these attacks are all part of the same cybercrime spree, it could speak to a group of hackers going after high -value targets like crypto firms. The vulnerability seems hard to address as it involves security training for employees at third -party software providers. And one of the implications is, if these kind of attacks become a systemic threat to the industry, it could mean more crypto firms need to bring sensitive software in -house. That higher barrier to secure operations could make it more difficult for smaller startups to compete in the industry. Now of course for any of you who are listening to the AI breakdown, you'll also recognize that this is not going to be a problem that's unique to the crypto industry. The casino attacks speak to that as well, but the reality is that voice cloning technology is incredibly advanced and just getting more so all the time. Individuals and companies are going to need to develop entirely different modes of operation that recognize the fact that you simply can't trust a voice on the other line of a call anymore. Now when it comes to the impact of these hacks on the industry outside of just the ramifications for the people who lost money themselves, it's hard exactly to know what the real impact is. On the one hand, it certainly lends to a perception of immaturity overall, but at the same time, when it comes to the geopolitics and regulation of crypto, the hacks that are most important to keep an eye on are those that have some sort of geostrategic ramifications, particularly those emanating from the Lazarus Group in North Korea. Still, being this deep into a bear market and trying to match all -time records for hacks is not necessarily the place we want to be overall. The one other story that I wanted to cover on today's show is a bit of a dust -up around the Celsius restructuring. In short, the Celsius bankruptcy could be coming to a close after creditors have voted in favor of the current recovery plan. 98 % of creditors gave the thumbs up to a plan which would see the sale of assets to crypto consortium Fahrenheit Holdings. The acquiring group includes Errington Capital and miner US Bitcoin Corp. Fahrenheit plans to retain and operate mining equipment owned by Celsius under a new corporate structure. The new company also plans to stake Ethereum and monetize other Celsius assets. Some large creditors will receive equity in this new company. And in addition, another $2 billion in liquid crypto will be distributed to creditors. Overall, the plan is projected to provide a 76 -85 % recovery. Now one remaining snag in the plan is an objection from the SEC. The regulator filed its objection last Friday to express concerns with Coinbase's involvement in the process. Celsius receivers plan to use Coinbase as an intermediary to distribute crypto to creditors. The SEC claimed the agreement could require Coinbase to The SEC filing claimed that However, this court should not be asked to approve a deal where their material terms are missing or inconsistent. The regulator also appears concerned about an additional agreement with Coinbase, which Celsius have attempted to file under seal and have not yet disclosed. Coinbase's Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal hit back at the SEC's objection in a Twitter post stating, Now, Wayne Vaughn had a very simple explanation, saying, And of course, this isn't the first time we've seen the SEC stand in the way of a bankruptcy distribution agreed to by creditors. In March, the SEC objected to Voyager using Binance US to distribute crypto to its creditors, which was of course months before the regulator had filed its lawsuit against Binance but still based their objections on claims that the exchange was an unregistered securities brokerage. A very unimpressed judge in the Voyager case called it This time around, of course, the SEC at least does have an ongoing lawsuit that they can point to regarding Coinbase's brokerage services, but the objection does still seem odd given that the regulator didn't seek an injunction to prevent Coinbase from operating as normal in the interim. The Celsius case will return to court next Thursday to hear the SEC's argument and see if the judge is inclined to allow the plan to go ahead. Now one interesting line of discussion are the implications for the spot ETF applications that are outstanding. Adam Cochrane writes, Now, speaking of ETFs, Bitwise filed an amendment to its spot Bitcoin ETF application on Monday, adding 40 pages of research on Bitcoin market structure. The research aimed to preempt arguments from the SEC, which could be used to reject the current batch of ETF applications. Bitwise claimed to show that Bitcoin futures are the primary market for price discovery with spot prices following futures. According to Bitwise, this would mean that the well -regulated CME futures market should be the primary consideration when looking for evidence of market manipulation. They argued that this trading venue should count as a regulated market of significant size for market surveillance purposes. As part of their argument, Bitwise also cited a previous study from 2019, which suggested that Bitcoin's spot market mainly consisted of fake volume, making the relative size of the regulated futures market much larger in comparison. Regarding the price impact of futures, Bitwise found in 2021 that futures markets accounted for between 52 .97 % and 68 .03 % of Bitcoin's price discovery. Now this isn't the first time Bitwise have dropped large amounts of Bitcoin research on the SEC to dispute their claims. They have produced at least two 100 -page -plus reports in support of previous Bitcoin ETF applications. Bitwise Chief Investment Officer Matt Hogan explained his firm's strategy in a Twitter thread stating, That's the happy case. The question is, what happens if the SEC appeals the court decision? In short, we return to the status quo. We're back to needing to prove that the CME Bitcoin futures market leads price discovery over the spot market such that it can serve as a regulated market of significant size for the purpose of surveillance. Unfortunately, existing filings do not include substantively new arguments or research addressing this question head on. Until now, today's amendment aims to address point by point each of the major objections the SEC has raised in prior disapprovals for spot Bitcoin ETFs. In particular, we try to clear up the significant confusion around the growing body of academic literature on price discovery in the Bitcoin market and demonstrate that every well -designed academic study supports the finding that the CME is significant. So friends, there you have it, a little bit of hacks, a little bit of the SEC objecting to something that seems reasonable from the outside. In other words, a quintessential 2023 crypto day. Appreciate you guys listening, as always. And until next time. Peace.
A highlight from 10 Fun Facts About Realtors (#7 Will SHOCK You!)
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money, and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. We are back. We've got a fun show for you today. We are talking about the National Association of Realtors member profile. Julie and I picked out what we feel are the 10 most interesting points from the member profile and I think point number seven, maybe even point number eight will really surprise you. So Julie, we have a lot to go through. Let's just jump right in. Yes, this is about all of you listening and the agents that you deal with day to day. I think I had a few little mini surprises, but let's go through these relatively quickly. First of all, the typical realtor had 11 years of experience. That's actually up from eight from last year. I think that that's probably surprising to some of you because you know, there are a lot of new licensees and some of you deal with each other all the time, but 11 years of experience is the average. Now we're going to just remember as we go through these points, Julie and I are going to do our best to sort of decipher, I think in a lot of ways, some of this information because when it gets to, for example, they're going to, we're going to talk about average income for the average agent and all the rest of it, but they don't think it's confusing to be honest with you. I can't really understand and maybe somebody who is more knowledgeable about this stuff can put in comments, Nara will often say things like the family income or the household income of the average agent, but I'm not so sure. I mean, does that mean like for example, there's a guy and his wife is a brain surgeon and she makes like $14 million a year and he makes like $4 a year selling real estate, you know, and so obviously that's going to affect the average agent's income. Again, I'm not sure I'm reading the question correctly, but let's just get right to it. Yes, that's right. We'll translate as best we can with the information we've got. So next is interesting because with the market shift, a lot of people like to say, oh, everybody's going to get out of the business and yet 76 % of realtors were very certain that they will remain active as a real estate professional for at least the next two years. Now, Julie and I predicted that when the COVID hit and all the rest of it, that there would be no major drop off in the number of members of a national association of realtors. And those of you who've been attached to us for a long period of time, you will remember us telling you why, and I'll for the rest of you tell you why now, because in previous, you know, fortunately there wasn't a slowdown following COVID, but in previous slowdowns or recessions or all kinds of other things like that in the economy, there hasn't been a decrease in the number of agents, but an increase. And so Julie and I went back as far as we could find from national association of realtors looking at the number of members, and it was very clear that what we theorized was correct just simply by looking at the numbers of agents joining during economic slowdowns. So why do people get real estate licenses during slowdowns? Side hustle. That's true. They need to make more money. Or maybe, you know, if you go back to the sixties and seventies, there were a lot of ladies that were looking to get into real estate that maybe hadn't had out of the home employment before and things of that nature, retired people, but really the real reason why Julie and I knew there wasn't going to be a precipitous drop in the number of, you know, members of the national association of realtors was demographics and demographics ultimately is going to run the show for the real estate industry for the rest of our lives and beyond. The number of humans in the United States that want and need to buy or sell real estate is only increasing. And it didn't make sense to us that, uh, just because there would have been hypothetically because of COVID some kind of slowdown, which as all of you know, there was not quite the opposite actually. Exactly. And just a flash forward to today, we now see that again, Julie and I's theory was correct and you notice all the other naysayers that were, uh, predicting doom and gloom about the number of agents dropping dead, like, you know, 2014 levels or whatever. They're all wrong. And the total number of agents did decrease, but I think it was, it was by basically nothing. And now here's another prediction. Wait for it. We are expecting the number of people getting real estate licenses will start to increase over the next 12 months. I'm following, I think what was a lot of people deciding to, you know, should I get a license? Shouldn't I get a license? And here's how I know that's true. The number of emails and the number of texts I get from people who are getting real estate licenses who want to join Julie and I at eXp royalty is through the roof. Absolutely. And I would also concur from my own private elite coaching clients. Many of them have gotten their adult children licensed, their transaction coordinator licensed, their assistant licensed. You know, there's a lot of things that happen, um, with a change and doing more volume that just, you know, people want to have their family work in the business. There's lots of that going on about 6%. By the way, I did read that about 6 % of current licensees, uh, got licensed as a result of doing something during COVID, you know, supplementing their other job, for example. That's a good point. I mean, there also was a baby boom, you know, so between studying for the real estate test and the, you know, the other thing, I guess there you go, Oh, and I'm sure a lot of those babies eventually get licenses too. I mean, Zoe's already wanting to get a license. So as far as those of you who are looking to upgrade your brokerage experience, a reminder Julie and I are proudly associated with eXp royalty. So if you're looking to join eXp royalty and you're looking for a sponsor, they'll be very proactive in your success at eXp. There are two paths forward for you. Number one is you could just text me directly, and this is if you're ready to land the plane and join eXp and you're ready to choose your sponsor, text me directly at 512 -758 -0206, 512 -758 -0206, text don't call. The other thing you can do also is if you're filling out the application, just put Julie Harris, Georgetown, Texas as your sponsor. If you want to learn more about why so many agents are joining with Julie and I in our group at eXp Realty, by the way, our eXp Realty group, listen to this guys, our eXp Realty group so far this year has done 3 billion, 300 million in real estate transactions on over 11 ,000 transactions if I remember correctly, most of which are on the seller side. So if you want to talk about an incredible success during what should be a slower year for virtually everyone, our eXp Realty group is actually increasing by significant margins and units and in total dollar volume. So yes, we'd love to have you as part of our overall group and if you're ready to join eXp Realty here are your two paths. One, you can just frankly scroll down and click the link and go over that's in the show description below and read more about our eXp Realty group or you can just text me directly at 512 -758 -0206, 512 -758 -0206. In the market that is going to start happening, we're going to guess the next 6 to 12 months it's going to feel very much more like a real estate, frankly, recovery if not a surge. You definitely want to be with a broker that's going to have your back and definitely want to be with a team that you know is experienced to make it so you can help the most people and maximize your potential in real estate and please do consider Julie and I for the job of being your eXp Realty sponsors. All right, next surprising point. Well, next, in last year based on the NAR report, the typical agent had 12 transactions which was the same as the previous year. Now what was the sales volume? Well, the median sales volume for brokerage specialists increased to 3 .4 million from 2 .6 million, so things are looking up there as well. Now they always do a survey about how agents perceive what's going on with their prospects, right? Let's go back to that point, okay? So again, this always goes back to the interesting things when you dig into the numbers. So if the average agent and we are talking about 12 transactions, right? I'm looking at your notes. So 12 transactions and the average home in the United States is $400 ,000. So if you did, for example, I mean, if it's you guys, whatever your market commission is, but let's just call it $10 ,000, $10 ,000 times 12 transactions is $120 ,000 a year and you wonder why real estate is such an amazing business to be in. I mean, come on, it's incredible because during inflationary times, yes, everything is getting more expensive, but so is real estate, which means your average commission is also increasing. Look how smart you were to be in real estate where most everyone else is suffering from inflation and the cost of living and all the rest of it. You actually have a built -in pay increase year after year as things start to inflate even more so in real estate. So there you go, go you. Exactly. And related to that, 17 % of agents sold 10 million or more in volume, 4%, 15 million or more, and 5%, 20 million or more. Some of that you can chalk up to higher average sale prices, but again, go you because it's baked in that you're going to make more money doing more deals at a higher price, right? Okay, so let's look at the next one. All right, so at 32%, lack of inventory remains the most important factor limiting potential clients from making a purchase followed by housing affordability and difficulty finding the right property. I think difficulty finding the right property is the same as lack of inventory.
A highlight from 674:JPEX Meltdown, FTXs Family Feud, and Global Regulatory Squeeze
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And remember, none of this is financial advice. And it's 10pm Pacific on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023. Welcome back to the Crypto Overnighter, where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas, and no BS. But we do have the news, so let's talk about that. Tonight, we're diving into Hong Kong's JPEG scandal, which has rocked the crypto world and prompted regulatory crackdowns. Across the pond, the UK is sharpening its legal tools to seize crypto assets. But at what cost to financial freedom? In a surprising twist, FTX is suing the parents of its founder, Sam Bankman -Fried, for alleged misappropriation of funds. Meanwhile, the New York Department of Financial Services is tightening its grip on crypto firms with new guidelines. Down in Thailand, a new tax policy could discourage crypto trading by residents, and over in Malta, the blockchain island is aligning itself with new European crypto regulations. Since around the beginning of the year, we started bringing stories about Hong Kong's re -emergence into the world of crypto. We watched China turn a blind eye as Hong Kong politicians and officials appeared to soften their stance against crypto. We've watched as policies have been announced and licenses granted. Sadly, it seems Hong Kong's brand new crypto landscape is in turmoil thanks to the JPEG scandal. The Hong Kong police have arrested eight individuals in connection with the alleged fraud. The police received 1 ,641 complaints involving assets around HK $1 .19 billion. The authorities also seized cash, jewelry, computers, and phones worth about HK $8 million. Additionally, HK $15 million in relevant bank accounts were frozen, along with properties worth about HK $44 million. Hong Kong lawmaker Duncan Chu stated that the city is running its second round of consultation for stablecoin issuance guidelines. He hopes that regulatory guidelines for stablecoin issuers will be released by the middle of next year. This comes as Hong Kong aims to develop itself into a Web3 hub. In June, Hong Kong officially started its crypto licensing regime, allowing licensed exchanges to offer crypto trading services. The JPEG scandal is a glaring example of why regulation is both a necessity and a double -edged sword in the world of crypto. Hong Kong, unlike its hulking big brother China, has been more welcoming to crypto firms. Yet, the JPEG case shows that this openness can be exploited, and the government's response? Tighten the news. Hong Kong's chief executive announced increased efforts to inform investors to only use platforms with Securities and Futures Commission licenses. The JPEG case exposed the vulnerabilities in Hong Kong's crypto market, and it's clear that the government is now in damage control mode. The question is, will this lead to overregulation, thereby stifling innovation, or will it strike a balance, ensuring both growth and security? Either way, it's a critical moment for crypto in Hong Kong, and by extension for the global crypto community. Now before we move on, remember if you find this content valuable, hit that follow button and turn on notifications. Now from Hong Kong's regulatory puzzle, we hop over to the UK. The British are writing new laws that could redefine your notion of financial freedom. Is this an evolution or a step back? Let's find out. The UK is ramping up its efforts to combat crypto -related crimes. A new bill, known as the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill, is set to be enacted later this year. This legislation aims to empower local authorities with the ability to freeze and seize crypto assets tied to criminal activities more efficiently. The bill removes the need for an arrest or conviction before assets can be frozen. This is a significant change from the current laws. The bill also introduces new civil forfeiture powers. These allow assets to be seized even if a person is not convicted of a criminal offense. This is particularly useful in cases where the subject of the investigation is unlikely to face justice in the UK. The UK plans to spend $124 million to fight economic crimes, a 50 % increase compared to 2020. The bill has moved to its final stages in parliament and is awaiting final approval. Okay, where do I begin? The UK's new bill is a double -edged sword. On the one hand, it's a powerful tool for law enforcement. It can prevent criminals from moving their assets offshore before they're seized. But on the flip side, this could be a slippery slope towards more centralized control over crypto assets. The bill's broad powers could potentially be misused, leading to unjust seizures. Moreover, the UK's aggressive stance might push crypto activities to jurisdictions with lax regulations. This could make it even more challenging for global authorities to track illicit activities. The bill also raises questions about financial privacy. How much power should a government have to freeze and seize assets without a conviction? The UK's move is a clear signal that governments are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies. While the bill aims to fight economic crimes, it also sets a precedent that could be followed by other countries. This could lead to a global tightening of regulations around cryptocurrencies, which are something we should all be wary of. How you think seizing crypto assets without a conviction is shocking? Hold your horses. FTX is suing the parents of its founder. You heard that right. It's a family feud worth millions, and it raises some dark questions about ethics in the crypto world. Don't go anywhere. So that's gotta be a rough day. The day the company you founded sues the very people who gave you life. But that's what's happening as FTX is suing the parents of its founder, Sam Bankman Fried. The lawsuit aims to recover millions in quote, fraudulently transferred and misappropriated funds. Both parents, Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried, are accused of exploiting their influence within FTX to enrich themselves. The lawsuit alleges that the parents received millions from FTX for personal benefit and their chosen causes. For instance, they received over $18 .9 million for a property in the Bahamas known as Blue Water. The parents are also accused of siphoning off money for lavish expenses like $1200 per night hotel stays. The filing further claims that Joseph Bankman had a unique understanding of FTX's complex corporate structure, which he used to facilitate a $10 million cash gift to himself and Fried. Barbara Fried was the point person for SPF's political contribution strategy and co -founded a political action committee that received tens of millions of dollars from FTX. The lawsuit also says that the parents were involved in FTX's business cradle to grave. Joseph Bankman is described as a de facto officer of FTX group with broad authority to make decisions. Barbara Fried was actively involved in FTX's political donations. The lawsuit against SPF's parents shines a glaring spotlight on the darker aspects of the crypto world. The case raises questions about the ethical boundaries within businesses in the crypto space. The parents, both law professors, should have known better. Their academic credentials add a veneer of legitimacy, making the allegations even more shocking. The involvement of Stanford law professors in such a scandal reminds us that even those in towers can be lured by the siren call of easy crypto riches. The lawsuit paints the picture of a family that used their intellectual prowess, not for the betterment of society, but for personal gain. It's easy to get caught up in the promise of decentralization and financial freedom, but this lawsuit shows that the same old vices, greed, corruption, and exploitation, can infiltrate even the most modern of financial systems. It's as I said at the time, the crime had nothing to do with crypto and everything to do with greed. Intrigued by the drama at FTX? Make sure to like this episode and share it. But now, let's switch gears. If you thought family drama was complex, try navigating New York's new crypto guidelines. The NYDFS is tightening the leash on crypto firms. Is it protection or overreach? We're diving in.
A highlight from The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Saturday, September 16th, and that means it's time for the weekly recap. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello, friends. Well, as you know, I have been doing something a little bit different for the weekly recap recently. I've been collaborating with Scott Melker, the wolf of all streets on Friday morning with a live show that we've been doing. That's basically a chance to count down what we think are the most important stories and have some more editorial analysis around them. Obviously, you guys know that when it comes to the normal breakdown show, the way that I insert editorial isn't me giving my opinion on every story that comes through. Instead, it's about how I curate the breadth of different opinions, and that's what really matters to me. I want you guys to have lots of different opinions so you can make up your own minds about everything that's going through this industry. However, people have responded to having a chance to have a little bit more of subjective that opinionated take. And so today, while Scott is in Singapore for token 2049, I decided that I would do my own countdown. This is pretty off the cuff. I'm just letting it rip. But these are what I think are the five most important stories in reverse order. Of course, we're going to do a countdown. Let's make it a countdown. At number five, we have the Gensler hearing and his subsequent comments. So what happened? Well, there was a standard oversight hearing for the SEC this week in the Senate Banking Committee. And of course, everyone in the crypto space was waiting with bated breath to see what soundbites would be trotted out against us this time. Certainly, they were there. Sherrod Brown, who's the chair of that committee, certainly used it as a chance to reinforce his view that a crypto is bad and that be the SEC's enforcement record is good. And Gary's prepared testimony also had some knocks on the crypto space as well. When it came to the hearing itself, the biggest soundbite from Gensler was when he responded to Sherrod Brown, saying right now, unfortunately, there's significant noncompliance and it's a field which is rife with fraud, abuse and misconduct. That was the headliner quotable that people ran with. And yet what was notable about crypto in this hearing was how little crypto there was in this hearing. Indeed, it was almost totally supplanted from the GOP as a topic of interest instead to be something like Exhibit A in a broader case that it seems like Republicans are going to be making for the American public heading into election season, which is about the overreach of Biden appointees and government agencies in general. There was a lot of antipathy towards Gary Gensler for his refusal to comply with Republican requests for oversight. Ranking member Tim Scott, for example, called this dereliction of Gensler's duties to the American people. And in general, it seemed like Republican members were gearing up for much bigger fights. Things like the major questions doctrine, which is a new vector for having the conversation about how much authority agencies and unelected officials can claim. Those seem like the battlegrounds that are shaping up in this pre -election season. So the reason that this hits number five at the list is not that there was something really substantive that was said. It's the fact that there wasn't. And indeed, that crypto has become part of a very different narrative, which is something that given that we are just at the beginning of presidential election season, I think we're going to see a lot more of. Now, as to the question of whether crypto not being a hot button congressional issue throughout the rest of the election cycle is a good or bad thing, I think that's a little bit in the eye of the beholder. Certainly, we had a pretty good chance to get some bad legislation on the books during the time when antagonism towards the industry was highest. But at the same time, you have a whole lot of people and a whole lot of companies and a whole lot of institutions that simply aren't going to touch the space with a 10 foot pole until we get some at least basic clarity. I think that if you are in that camp that wants that basic clarity, the best that you can hope for is some very targeted legislation such as common sense stablecoin rules or something like that. Number four on our list today, we have of course, Binance executives leaving. This was the only one that I knew had to be at this certain level. Because of course, four is CZ's favorite thing to say when anyone has anything to say about Binance this year. TLDR three executives left this week from Binance US making the total 13 across the entire conglomerate since June. News broke on Tuesday that Binance US CEO Brian Schroeder was gone. And then on Thursday, the head of legal and the chief risk officer followed suit. Now added to that we have allegations from the SEC that Binance US were not cooperating with document discovery and that their wallet provider is a Binance subsidiary offshore. In other words, effectively a direct allegation from the SEC that Binance lied earlier on in the lawsuit when they said that they would not send client funds to Binance International. Now CZ did come out and address the rumors around Brian Schroeder. He said in the tweet, there's been some speculation regarding recent management changes at Binance US. Brian Schroeder is taking a deserved break after accomplishing what he set out to do when he joined two years ago. Under his leadership, Binance US raised capital, improved its products and service offerings, solidified internal processes and gained significant market share, all of which helped to build a more resilient company for the benefit of our customers. We are grateful for his contributions. Of course, the crypto world falls into basically exactly two camps. The one who followed up that post saying thanks so much for the explanation. Of course, that's it. And the rest of us who are looking at it sort of shaking our head saying, of course, that's the only thing that you can say. So what's actually going on? Well, it seemed for a very long time like Binance had basically no future in the US. It is under absolute assault from basically every regulatory angle. And regardless of what turns up, there's already been a huge impact on market share. It doesn't have access to banks. And at this moment, we're seeing trading volume in the single digit millions for 24 hours, which effectively means it's not doing anything. We've had eight months of online science from that CEO Brian Schroeder. And so it's hard to imagine that there's any real future there. Now at the same time, it's important to remember that Binance doesn't necessarily need the US. It is still by far the biggest exchange in the world, although its market share has decreased as well. And it would be a pretty rational move at this point just to move on to greener pastures. Now that said, it does not at all feel like the regulatory story and the investigative story around Binance is done. And while I'm certainly not rooting for them to have done bad things, because God knows this industry doesn't need another SAM. I also would like whatever's going to happen to happen so we can get on through it. Speaking of SAM at number three, we have FTX selling approved. This has been a big emergent narrative, really more of a fear than a narrative. And the TLDR is that Galaxy Digital has been approved to start selling FTX's liquid crypto assets. FTX has about 3 .4 billion worth of liquid crypto to sell. And Galaxy has been authorized to sell 50 million of that this week and next week, and then 100 million per week after that. There had been some discussion before this approval around whether people could just get their crypto back instead of it being converted to US dollars. But basically, the bankruptcy estate said that that was just impossible based on how messed up things were internally at FTX. Now, why this matters is less the bankruptcy process and more about the market internalizing this deep fear that we have this big multi -billion dollar sell pressure coming right down the pipeline. Lots of people have pointed out that it's not in anyone's interest, Galaxy Digital FTX or any of us, for this group to just mass dump this and create negative price impact. But that hasn't stopped people from being scared. It feels to me like one of the next things we just have to get through and frankly might correspond with another round of negative press around SAM's trial coming up next month. But if we're asking for opinions, get through it, we will. I think the pressure will be less bad than people think it will. And I think there will be a little bit of a rebound narrative when people realize that it is less bad than they anticipated. At number two, we have the SEC but in a different context. The SEC settled their second case against an NFT project this week, that project being Stoner Cats. Now, I did a whole show about this. But basically, the important things about this are one, the SEC saying its jurisdiction extends to NFTs, two, the reasoning for the SEC's jurisdiction extending to NFTs making it seem like their jurisdiction extends to your Magic cards and your anything else as well. Three, for the fact that we are again seeing their strategy of going after smaller projects who have very little incentive to actually defend themselves and much more incentive to just settle and move on with their lives. And four, for the increasingly direct dissents from Hester Purse and Mark Ueda. Now, there are a lot of pieces of that. I don't really want to go into the whole NFT and collectibles argument again. I did that on the show a couple days ago. I will only say here that I do think that overreach in this area potentially undermines SEC authority in the long run, because I don't think it's going to hold up necessarily. I think the bigger thing to watch is once again, the culmination, the crescendo, if you will, and the coming endgame between this SEC and the industry. Now, of course, should the SEC be emboldened by another Democratic administration, things could just continue or even amplify. But it does kind of feel like we are at the period where most of the big shots have been fired, cases against Coinbase, cases against Binance, etc. And now they're back to trying to pick off easy targets that have implications that would lead to the accumulation of their own power. Perhaps once again, this is the reason that the GOP opponents of the SEC have decided to make the issue not crypto per se, but regulatory overreach in general and Gensler's desire specifically to expand his personal authority and the authority of his office in ways that undermine the authority of Congress. In other words, the reason that the Stoner Cats decision gets so high on this list is not so much the Stoner Cats decision. In fact, it's not hard to find people even in the crypto community who don't really want to go out on a limb to defend Stoner Cats. Instead, it's about what it represents in terms of the cycle and where we are in the fight versus the SEC, which leaves us with our number one, which is actually a news story that broke a week ago on Friday, which is Ripple acquiring Fortress Trust. Now, it's not really Ripple acquiring Fortress Trust. That's the number one. It's what has happened subsequent to that. Specifically, the very brief timeline of events is that last Thursday, this is Thursday, September 7th, said that there was an incident and that all client funds were safe. On Friday, however, Ripple announced an acquisition of Fortress, which coming right after that all client funds are safe announcement certainly raised some eyebrows. And indeed, by Monday, back to this week, we found out that this was actually a bailout and that $15 million was stolen from Fortress, which was made whole by Ripple. On Wednesday, Coindesk dug up the incident report from the software partner, and it appeared that the software provider and not Fortress themselves were the ones that had the breach. Although it also doesn't appear that Fortress were really abiding by the best practice security offered by that provider. On Monday, Anchorage Digital co -founder Diego Monica had discussed the issues with housing crypto custody within trust companies that may or may not have the technical expertise to do it safely. Now, it was related to the prime trust wallet incident, which, by the way, happened under the same watch of the guy who was running Fortress Trust. But it's certainly just as applicable here. Diego said it is an integration failure. It is a company that did not have the technical ability to do what they're saying that they do. So you've got multiple layers of why this story matters and why it's at the number one slot. First, you have the significance of this crypto institutional consolidation. Fortress was one of very few custodians, and so seeing them get acquired by Ripple will have Ripple effects for the rest of the industry. Second, I think that it is reflective of the larger brittleness of crypto institutions right now coming off of the chaos of the last two years. The infrastructure for big businesses and major funds and major investors to interact with this industry is very, very bad right now. Now, of course, a lot of that is due to the fallout of things like Operation Chokepoint 2 .0, where it's just getting harder and harder to be banked, for example, to get access to things like banking services and accounting services. But whatever the set of reasons, it has set back and will set back the industry. Obviously, one of the major positive trends that we have in crypto right now is the fact that major institutional players are circling around the edges, starting to wade their nose in. You've got Franklin Templeton adding their ETF application to the mix as a for example, and maybe that should be on the list as well. But it will be a significant barrier for those companies if they're not able to actually interact with these basic services like custody without having to go build it themselves. Now, the most likely outcome in my estimation is that they do, in fact, go build it themselves, that the companies who are good at all of these different parts of the traditional financial sector reapply simply that expertise to the crypto space. And I wouldn't be at all surprised if what happens and how the regulatory stuff resolves is that basically authority to do all these things is given to who the regulators perceive as the adults in the room. Another way of putting this is that in the same way that BlackRock is likely to get the first ETF, because that gives regulators the ability to say, look, we gave it to a safe party, I wouldn't be surprised if you see more and more crypto activity being managed by these storied, vaunted financial institutions that have long term relationships with the regulators themselves. At the same time, of course, there is no crisis without opportunity. And by the end of the week, Swann had announced that they have plans to spin out a Bitcoin only custody service. They announced that they are working with cold storage provider BitGo to develop the service and they are planning to structure it as a trust company. Now they are quite clear that this is a very difficult thing to do, that there is going to be a long period of getting the requisite regulatory approvals. But ultimately, I think it would be a huge boon to the ecosystem for that service to exist, especially from a service provider that Bitcoiners have built trust with. And that ultimately that combination of reflecting where the industry is, and the really low ebbs and hard points of what's happened over the last couple of years. But also the fact that there are multiple paths forward, some which we might prefer to others is why the Fortress Trust Ripple and now Swann situation makes my number one for the week. Anyways, my friends that is going to do it for the weekly recap. Let me know what you thought of this format. Come join us on the Breakers Discord. It's a great place to talk about this. I hope you are having a great fall weekend. And until next time, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
A highlight from Hugh talks "Code Red: A Mitch Rapp Novel" with Kyle Mills
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A highlight from The 110-Year War
"Full disclaimer, I will be watching NFL football tonight. I don't like it. They're a little too wokey for me. I just like football too much. I think it's the Chiefs and the Lions. Don't sleep on the Lions everybody. I'll tell you, they want it bad. So as tonight NFL football begins and it is the kickoff, if you will, of the NFL season. There's also another kickoff. You know, we asked Charlie, what about the 2024 election? The 2024 election is about a year and a way. No, no, no, it's happening right now, obviously. But there's a very, very important fight looming in real time right now. I believe it is the opening kick of the 2024 election. It's 930, September 30th. The federal government needs to pass a short -term funding bill by September 30th or there will be a government shutdown. Now, you may or may not remember this, but you remember about a year and a half ago, there was a massive bill that was passed, a huge bill, not a year. It was voted on by Senator Shelby from Alabama. He was the chief person who brought this forward where they basically robbed the House of Representatives, the incoming class. It was about 10 months ago of their ability to negotiate the budget, where they kicked it all the way to this date, September 30th. So the federal government needs to pass a short -term funding bill by September 30th. The Biden regime is asking that in addition to all the normal stuff, that Congress adds $44 billion on top of that in emergency spending, $16 billion for FEMA, $24 billion for Ukraine, on top of the $200 billion already spent on Ukraine. But the most important thing is this, is that we're seeing in real time the destruction, the erosion, the shredding of the United States Constitution. We see Jack Smith, an out -of -control rogue prosecutor, Merrick Garland, the Department of Justice. We see the number one political opponent to the regime who is beating him in the polls. Fact, he's beating him in the polls, whether they're truth polls or not. It's just fact, he's beating him in the polls, facing 500 years in federal prison. Many people are asking, Charlie, what can we do? What can we do? What can we do? How do we fight? How do we push back against? How do we fight? The 30th of September is a day where we can fight. It's a day where we can draw a line in the sand and we can defund the deep state. We have the House of Representatives. We have a majority. Now, I'm going to say something that is a little bit not unpopular, but it's different. I fully support the impeachment of Joe Biden. In fact, we should have done it three or four months ago. But I actually think defunding these agencies should be a bigger priority than the impeachment of Joe Biden. I'm not saying that we shouldn't impeach Joe Biden, but I actually think a more effective way to make long -lasting change, a more effective way to use the political power that the people gave the Republican majority is to defang the tyrants, is to go after these agencies. Now, let's play this out for a second. Joe Biden is a traitor to the nation. So I think that we should pass a clean impeachment resolution, send it to the Senate. But I don't think we should spend too much time on it. I think that's a very valuable time to go and impeach and investigate a guy that we already know who is an outright criminal. He's a traitor. He should be in Gitmo in federal prison for the rest of his life, as is his son. But does that have long -lasting change? Wouldn't it be more effective to tell the FBI you don't get your new building? You have to reduce your headcount by 20 or 30 percent. Tell the Department of Defense you're not allowed to have gay poems on aircraft carriers anymore, that trans whatever individuals are not going to be allowed in the military. Isn't this a more effective way? And the most important one that's obviously staring us in the face, Department of Justice. Are we going to keep on funding Merrick Garland? Will we have the leverage and we have the ability to say no? Now, the bad guys, the Democrats and the Uniparty Republicans, they want a clean resolution, a clean CR. Well, time out here. Hold on. You guys are going after every potential political dissident. Steve Bannon, 1 ,200 January 6 defendants. You're weaponizing the entire government and we're sitting there and taking it. And we've been saying on this program time and time again, well, where are the Republican AGs? Answer, not around. Not interested in doing anything bold or courageous. Where are the Republican DAs? They're not interested. They do not want to do anything bold or courageous. So how do we end this abuse? Now, understand this is not standard politics. This is a crisis. And in a crisis, we should act differently than we normally do. The one way we have to actually act at a federal level is for the House not to fund what Biden needs. So directly focus on five or six. Don't ask for the whole world. You're not going to get the world. But identify five or six of the Soviet Gestapo pressure points of the regime. Star of the beast. All funding must start in the House, period. Nothing the Biden regime does can happen without the House GOP offering up money for them to do it. Now, we should not fund a single dollar to Ukraine. But if we're thinking realistically, they're going to figure out some way to get Ukrainian funding. So if we were smart, we'd say, OK, they really want Ukraine funding. Use that as leverage then. Say, OK, so you really want Ukraine funding. Then there has to be border wall, border security. But more important than all of that, it is the lack of funding that we have to draw the line on. You don't get Jack Smith. You want Zelensky? No Jack Smith. And they'll say, well, you're going to shut down the government. OK. You want Zelensky? No Jack Smith. That's a popular position. And by the way, if you pick the fights, you can win. Majority of people are not in favor of the criminalization of Donald Trump. Jack Smith is the bright line. No Jack Smith, period. Jack Smith and his entire operation. Now, this is an interesting question, Blake and the team. Is Jack Smith an essential government worker or not if there was a shutdown? If we shut down the government, does that mean that Jack Smith and his team would still be operating? Now, again, one of the most frustrating things we go through every time there's a government shutdown is all of a sudden they say, well, these are essential and not essential government workers. If they're not essential, why do they have jobs? If they're not essential, why do they operate? Now, under Bob Mueller, when Bob Mueller was a special counsel, his office continued to work in the event of a government shutdown. OK, but even beyond a government shutdown, we need to defund Jack Smith, line item Jack Smith, carve it out and say, Jack Smith, you do not get another penny of U .S. taxpayer dollars, period. That's a good way to end Jack Smith. And the House Republicans have the entire ability to do that. We need to find the parts of the deep state that are grinding the American people to a halt. And it goes to the FBI, the DOJ, DHS, isolate them and starve that beast. And you're not going to get the entire budget down to zero. So get even more particular. Again, Congress, they don't do their job, unfortunately. So find Jack Smith's budget, which by the way, Jack Smith's budget is probably like $15 million. Like maybe, maybe, maybe like $9 million. And you could say in the funding resolution, you're done. Your team no longer authorized. These agencies have to go to Congress for money. And on the 30th of September, it is all bubbling up. Matt Gaetz and Andy Ogles have introduced similar pieces of legislation to deny federal funding for the special counsel. This is the line, everybody. We will not put up with our funding, our money to a Democrat super PAC, which is what Jack Smith has become. Jack Smith is a Democrat super PAC operator with subpoena power and the ability to put people in prison with handcuffs. Shut down the government over this, over the very specific principled stand. You go after Donald Trump and try to put him in 500 years in federal prison. The government's getting shut down. That would be hardball. I want to tell you guys about Good Ranchers. You heard me talk about it before, but it's new and improved Good Ranchers. I had Good Ranchers for our Shabbat dinner last week, and it was amazing. Look, Good Ranchers, they have better beef than ever. Their ground beef is better than ever. 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A highlight from Dick Morris (Encore)
"Welcome to the Eric Metaxas Show. Do you like your gravy thick and rich and loaded with creamy mushrooms? If no one was looking, would you chug the whole gravy boat? Chug, chug, chug, chug. Stay tuned, here comes Mr. Chug -A -Lug himself, Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. I planned to have as my guest today our friend Dick Morris, but I did not plan to have Dick Morris here following what happened yesterday. I'm very glad that after this fourth indictment of President Trump, I have someone that I trust to ask about it. Dick Morris, welcome, and help us make sense of what in the world is happening in the United States of America at this time. Well, we're really in danger of becoming a judocracy as opposed to a democracy, a government run by judges. And I would say the justice system, but it's not, it's individual judges working for the administration. Biden has decided he can't defeat Trump in the election, so he's gonna defeat him in the courts. But first of all, do you even think that Biden is running? My theory would be that we have people behind the scenes in the Democratic Party who know that Trump is their worst nightmare, and they will do and are doing anything to stop him - But make no mistake, this is run by Joe Biden. He's not addled, he's not - I am surprised, honestly, to hear you say that. I would think that behind the scenes it's Obama, it's anybody but Biden. We need to change our image of Biden. He's mean, he's nasty, he's surly, and he's dictatorial. And he knows, and he desperately needs this job, not for the prestige, but for the money. Biden's net worth when he entered the presidency, no, I'm sorry, the year after he left the vice presidency, his net worth was $27 ,000. He never made any money. He served for 36 years in the Senate, was the poorest senator. Then when he became vice president, he made a little more. And then in 2017, when he left the vice presidency, he made a total killing. He made $15 million in one year. And God knows how much more that he didn't declare. And most of it was bribery. And he needs to continue that. He needs two things. He needs a continuous flow of bribes. And he also needs to do what the Chinese want, so they will cover it up for him and not turn him in. And I think that that's what you're looking at here. It's no surprise, really. The issue is what'll happen. I think the other point that's worth making here is that this indictment breaks entirely new grounds because what happened was that in 2018, Stacey Abrams ran for governor, Democrat. And she came very close to winning against Kemp. But there were a lot of votes that she claims were suppressed, blacks who couldn't vote. So she sued. And the litigation went on for two years. And finally, the state settled and they came up with a consent decree. And the key thing in the consent decree was that they would not scrutinize signatures very thoroughly of people who were absentee or voting by mail. The statute required for two verifications and they cut it back to one and they sharply limited the grounds for where signature could be tossed out. And under those new rules, they conducted the election of 2020. And when Trump lost the state, he realized there was a fraud involved. And he sent investigators down to check it out, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and a bunch of others. And now they are all being indicted because they dared to question the results and to audit the results, really.
A highlight from The Rising American Caste System: My Speech at PHP Las Vegas
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A highlight from BNB Starter Pack (Biggest Coin In Crypto?)
"What happens when you combine binary and finance? Well, you get Binance, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. And say you want to invest in this behemoth native token, BNB, where you're a little confused by all the name changes and rebrands. Don't worry. I'm going to break it down all for you. This is your BNB starter pack. Let's get it. Binance was founded back in July 2017 by Shengping Zhao, who goes by CZ and co -founder Heiyi. Now, CZ acts as CEO and the face of the company, while Heiyi works as the chief marketing officer. And right around the same time, the team ICOed their native token Binance Coin, also known as BNB. For those who don't know, ICO means Initial Coin Offering and acts very similarly to an IPO in traditional finance. 2022 might have been a boring bear market, but it was an exciting time for the Binance rebranding team because they changed their name behind BNB from Binance Coin to Build & Build in an attempt to disassociate from the centralized Binance exchange from the supposedly decentralized BNB landscape. BNB has a total supply of $200 million, and during the ICO, the Binance team received 40 % of $80 million BNB, with 20 % of that vested per year so they couldn't dump on holders. Angel investors received 10%, which was $20 million BNB, and the public sale included 50%, 100 million BNB. They started the price at 15 cents and raised about $15 million, 35 % of which they put towards their platform and exchange upgrades, 50 % of which they use for brand marketing and innovation, and 15 % was reserved for emergencies. At the height of the bull run, the price skyrocketed to just over $686, with a market cap of over $100 billion. Now, the total supply of BNB started out as $202 million. However, 20 % of profits are used to buy back BNB and burn it every quarter, creating a deflationary effect. In 2017, the team committed to destroy half the total supply over time. That's 100 billion BNB that will be poof, gone. At the time of recording, we just had the 24th BNB burn, and so far over 48 million BNB had been burned, leaving 153 million circulating supply. Previously, burns were calculated based on BNB trading volume on the Binance exchange, but in December 2021, the team implemented BNB AutoBurn. BNB AutoBurn uses the BNB price as well as the blocks generated on the BNB chain each quarter to determine how many coins should be burned. It also allows users to burn lost tokens and be reimbursed by the BNB Pioneer program. The Bruno hard fork also came with the ability to burn a portion of gas fees on the BNB chain. Now, all of this sounds great and deflationary, right? Well, yes, in theory, it's a great way to maintain and pump the price, but there are a few downsides to token burns. Sometimes it can create a supply squeeze, greater transaction costs, and even make a token more centralized. But Binance seems to be aware of the centralization concerns, and to date has invested more than a billion dollars in the BNB ecosystem in hopes of alleviating those concerns. Now, let's talk a little bit about that BNB ecosystem, shall we? Binance is now referring to the entire world of BNB as the BNB chain. Think of it as a lovely umbrella for lots of cool projects. Probably not Umbrella Corp, though. The OG member of BNB chain is now called BNB Beacon Chain, previously known as Binance Chain. This chain was created in April 2019 and supported the Binance DEX, which is the decentralized exchange, which created a better user experience to other exchanges that tended to be a bit slow and clunky. It uses Golang programming language and a peer -to -peer consensus mechanism where validators maintain all the data and validate all the transactions. They also vote to produce blocks, collecting and distributing fees amongst themselves. It's BNB's version of Bitcoin or Ethereum's miners. The block size holds up to one megabyte and the blocks are created in a few seconds, holding up to several thousand transactions. BNB Beacon Chain uses a BEP -2 token standard, unlike its sister chain, BNB Smart Chain, previously known as Binance Smart Chain, which uses a BEP -20 token. We'll talk more about BNB Smart Chain in a bit. Funnily enough, BNB started out as an ERC -20 token, but when the team launched the BNB chain in 2019, they converted the token to BEP -2. Like we said, BNB loves a rebrand even more than Elon Musk. Throw your ex up. So if you've ever been confused about which token to use or how to send your BNB for trading, you're not alone. In a project that prides itself on user -friendly speed and low fees, the various token standards are the trickiest part for new users. There's BEP -2, BEP -20 and even a BEP -8 token protocol, which is designed to launch projects at a lower cost on the mini token trading page on the Binance DEX. BEP -2 is only used for BNB chain governance, staking and voting. Holders get one vote per 50 BNB average daily holdings. It can also be traded and used for transaction fees on the Binance DEX, which runs on the BNB Beacon Chain. Be careful if you're new to trading BNB. If you're using the BEP -2 token, you won't be able to transfer your BNB to Ethereum -based wallets like MetaMask. If you try, you will lose your tokens and I'll be really sad for you. I may even cry. But one thing I'm not crying about is Stake sponsoring this video. Special thanks to them. The BEP -2 token addresses typically have BNB at the beginning versus the BEP -20 token wall addresses that start with 0x like Ethereum. There are a lot of videos that go more in depth about how to convert your BNB back and forth between BEP -2 and BEP -20 token standards, but I won't go into depth here. Like I said, just be careful. So now, let's chat about the chain that uses BEP -20 token, BNB Smart Chain. BNB Beacon Chain didn't support smart contracts, and updating it would have bogged down the network, so the team created a whole new chain, BNB Smart Chain. Binance forked Ethereum code, making it faster and cheaper. If you don't know what forking is, it's the definition of imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Basically, it means duplicating someone else's code and making some minor tweaks. Forking ETH's code made it easy for developers to move projects over to BNB Smart Chain without doing a whole lot of work. BNB Smart Chain also uses Solidity, which is the most widely used programming language for Ethereum. BNB Smart Chain allows for cross -chain asset transfers, smart contracts and EVM compatibility, which is the Ethereum virtual machine, all the while maintaining transaction fees significantly lower than Ethereum, typically less than $1. It felt like a prayer had been answered back when Ethereum fees had gone through the roof. However, because the transactions were so low and it was pretty cheap to create new tokens, it became really easy for scammers and rug pullers to create new projects with zero accountability. Other cool functions of BNB include their own cashback debit card, paying for travel on certain websites and using it across crypto land to buy virtual land or play games. Since July 2022, the average block size for BNB Smart Chain has ranged from about 50 ,000 to 26 ,000 bytes with a typical speed of a bit over 3 seconds, which spikes sometimes during heavy activity. It has a different consistency mechanism for the BNB Beacon Chain using proof of staked authority. Participants stake their BNB to become validators, and when they propose a block, they receive a transaction fee. BNB Smart Chain recently increased their validator limit from 21 to 41, which seems like an attempt at further decentralization. You need 10 ,000 BNB to become a validator, but regular users can become part of this process by choosing a validator with which to stake their BNB, and then they receive part of the rewards. The consensus method is fast, cheap and uses less energy than a proof of work model. A couple other interesting projects under the BNB Chain umbrella include Binance Launchpad and BNB Greenfield, which was launched in 2023. Launchpad is an ICO platform that allows BNB holders to get early access to new projects, and the BNB Greenfield is not actually a green field. It's a decentralized data storage system where data is stored across several computers or nodes. Large amounts of data can be stored off -chain without a centralized entity like Google or Apple Cloud. This increases security since it's harder for hackers to handicap, increases user control, freedom and privacy, and can facilitate data transfer to BNB Smart Chain to interact with decentralized apps. BNB has created such a robust ecosystem that is separate from parent company Binance that it continues to grow despite the lawsuit launched against Binance by the SEC in June of this year. Since then, BNB Smart Chain has pushed forward, releasing OP BNB, a layer 2 testnet powered by Optimism, and then in July of this year, BNB Beacon Chain completed its Zhang Hang hard fork, which added even more security to the network. The BNB Chain is growing so quickly that you will need to keep up to date on all the news if you want to invest in this project. Take this starter pack and run. Thanks for watching. Hit the like button and subscribe to the channel for more crypto news and education. DZ out.
A highlight from Ask Charlie Anything 158: Why Observe Shabbat? Is Vivek Trustworthy? Low Class Mugshots?
"Think identity theft won't happen to you? Think again. There's a new victim every three seconds in the U .S. Over 15 million this year alone. And many don't even know they're victims. LifeLock alerts you to identity threats you could miss, even when you monitor your credit. If your identity is stolen, your dedicated U .S.-based restoration specialist will work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft, but everyone can save up to 25 % their first year at lifelock .com slash Salem. Identity theft protection starts here. Hey everybody, happy Monday. Ask Me Anything episode. Did we catch something in the R &C rules? We review it in real time. We talk about why I honor the Shabbat. I think you'll love it at the end of the episode. It could bless your life. Consider it. Maybe it's for you, maybe not. Also, Vivek for what role? Here's a role I think Vivek should take immediately. I think you'll love it. Email us freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school chapter today. Start a college chapter today. All of that at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created. Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here.
Let's Celebrate the Celebrity Women Paying Child Support to Men
"Was reading something the other day And I was very happy to read About all these women Celebrity women that are now Having to pay child support And or alimony To their significant others Also, I want to give a shout out To my favorite soccer player He caught that hole He caught that hole Cash rules He caught that hole He caught his slippers I believe the soccer player forgot his name I think it's Steve Harvey No, Steve Harvey Well, no Steve Hardy is going to have to pay Yeah, he made too much But she got caught cheating Ain't she rich though? No, she's not on the grand scale She had money But she was dealing with drug dealers before Oh wow, okay, okay I thought she was somebody She's somebody to somebody So what I'm talking about There's this soccer player Who dated an older Supermodel or ex -supermodel Whoever the case may be, I forgot The whole situation But she basically tried to divorce him And asked for Half of his money basically Because he's like A multi -trillion -million dollar So Guess what His mama being smart And he being smart He put all his money in his mama's name So when it was time For them to go to the court And they asking for like Oh, I want this much and this much He like, I'm broke I don't got no money And she ended up having to pay Everything she had So half of everything she got Went to him and he's sitting pretty So That's what I'm talking about right there Nice move, nice Amen That's a nice move We're just gonna run off a couple of names Just a couple that's in that situation First off, we got Sherri Shepherd Give it up Let me show you Black female Celebrity, she's an actress She gotta pay her husband? Let's see We got Britney Spears Mary J. Blige She gotta pay her I love her I kind of love Mary I love Mary too Listen, Mary J. Blige is my wife right there I love Mary That's my celebrity cheat right there I can't clap for Mary I love Mary Listen, if I can get Mary pregnant And she gotta pay me child support Clap it up If I can get Mary pregnant If I can just get Mary pregnant That's what I want We got to basket The WNBA star Candace Parker She love her man for a woman Is that true? Oh good How you gonna leave a brother like that? She gotta pay him 400 grand That's all? WNBA Even though she's like the number one She's like the gear As far as like outside the NBA WNBA making money, she up there She's like There's still a little slap of 400 grand That's a good slap on the wrist 400 grand? Not if you don't got it like that She got it We got Halle Berry on the list No, I can't clap for her No, no Not Halle Berry Halle Berry She gonna pass? She gonna pass She too fine Why she gonna pass? Cause she's too fine How do you elaborate what he just said 10 times? She's just too fine There's nothing in the world that she can ask me to do that I wouldn't do to her She's just too fine She's just too fine Hey TJ, you can't be taller like that She is too fine Alright, Madonna Hell yeah, hell yeah I owe all that money Indeed I beg and care, Madonna One of the Spice Girls Mel B Whoever she is That's a 90's baby thing That's a 90's baby thing Eddie Murphy baby? I think so I think so I think she's gonna pay her ex Steven Belafonte Eddie Yo, cash out to me $5 ,000 a month in child support and $350 ,000 legal fees Damn She gotta pay a lot Million dollars in taxes and shit Your girl Janet Jackson has made the list I got him I got him Y 'all don't know what that means No, I know what that means You know what that means? Nope, but my time How old are you? I'm only 27 15 million 15 million A month or cash out? Cash out That works, I'll take the cash out Together 9 years, she gotta pay 15 million I love Janet, I can't clap for Janet Just a couple more Jennifer Lopez is on the list I guess she's paying I'll give her a pass So you guys are solely giving these women passes and not celebrating because they look good? There's certain things you just gotta be like it's understandable No, there's certain things you could just live with Alright, so If I keep on right now and holla be resilient All my anger, whatever I was bad about It's gone Open the door Jesus, you have given me a gift Thank you I don't even need to smash How you doing, thank you I'm about to eat I can't go McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell I'll take the pork out of the freezer right now I don't cook, but I'll cook that day What's wrong with you? That's different Ladies, we clapping I'm sorry, but this segment and this podcast today we're talking about women that gotta pay the terms have switched I mean, we're happy because, well, you know we've been getting it men been getting it for years getting fucked in the court system especially about the guy who went to jail for five years and found out the kid wasn't even his that got me tight and then she, what did she get? what kind of terms she get? smack on the wrist the judge yelled at
A highlight from UX Design with LLMs, with Braden Ream, CEO, Voiceflow
"All right. Hello, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Welcome to VUX World. I was going to say, all right, all right, all right there. So I've kind of been slipping into and someone pointed out that it's a Matthew McConaughey quote. And so for some reason I just slip in. All right, all right, all right. Hello, welcome. But hello and welcome to VUX World. Today you'll notice I am wearing my trusty Voiceflow cap because is today Voiceflow CEO Braden Ream's third appearance on VUX World. We go way back and today is going to be an epic conversation. We're going to be discussing large language models and the future of conversation design and the future of AI application design and the future of Voiceflow. I'm looking forward to that coming up in just one minute. But before that, I need to give a shout out to our presenting sponsor today, Tideo. Tideo is a conversational AI platform that specializes in catering and providing for small to medium sized retailers. So if you are a retailer, maybe you're running on something like Spotify, maybe you're running on something else, and you want to look at ways in which you can utilize artificial intelligence, then you should check out Tideo. It's got a live chat platform plus conversational AI capabilities. It's got a lot of pre -built intents, pre -built conversations around order check -in, product availability, shipping status, returns, all that kind of stuff. And it is answering somewhere, what is the figure? It's four out of five customer questions it's answering successfully. So if you want to benefit from artificial intelligence, but you don't want to put in a whole load of groundwork, time and effort, and you want to get to market a little bit faster, then you should check out Tideo. You can, if you want to, go to tideo .com forward slash V -U -X and there you will find a promo code where you will save 20 % if you were to go and join today. That is Tideo, T -I -D -I -O .com forward slash V -U -X. Thank you, Tideo, for partnering and sponsoring V -U -X World. Now the other thing we definitely need to discuss is, it's coming around so thick and fast, I can't believe how fast it's coming around. It is the Voice and AI Summit in September. It's at the beginning of September from the 7th, sorry, from the 6th through the 8th, and it is going to be absolutely immense. We are going to be in Washington, D .C. for the Voice and AI Summit. For those of you who are familiar with the Voice Summit, you'll be familiar with the event. It's been slightly rebranded, it's now focusing more on generative AI, large language models, that kind of stuff. Last year we had a track there, we had a stage, it was absolutely immense. We were focusing on enterprise application of AI, and today, not today, but in two weeks' time, we'll be doing the exact same thing. The V -U -X stage will be back and we'll be looking at how large enterprises, including some large banks, including some big insurance providers, including some big healthcare companies, how are they utilizing this emerging technology in the enterprise today? And if you were to do something similar, how can you do that? Effectively, responsibly, and with a high degree of quality. Now, speaking, you can go to voiceand .ai, the website is, and you can get your tickets to find out more there. So speaking about utilizing large language models effectively, let's welcome on today's guest, Braden Rehm. Voiceflow have just raised another round of funding, another $15 million to put into growing and scaling the platform, and so I'm delighted for Braden to join me for the third time on V -U -X World. Welcome. Well, welcome myself. Yeah, excited to be back, third time. Wow, Patrick. And now I'm wearing the Voiceflow hat, which I was lovingly given at UNPERS in July. Thank you for partnering with us for that event. It was absolutely fantastic to see you and the team over here in the UK, and to support the first in -person conversation design conference in the world, which was absolutely fantastic. And now I owe you one of these for your hat trick. Your third appearance on V -U -X World gets you the yellow V -U -X cap. Very exclusive merch, this, Braden. So I'll be bringing this across the pond to Washington to present to you at the Voice and AI Summit. So there you go. Love it. Yeah, no, it was an awesome conference. Thank you for putting on UNPERS. We're excited to be back next year. Definitely, definitely. It was really good, actually. I don't want to overly plug our own events and stuff like that, but it did have a very nice communal feel about it. It was really great content, good vibes, good afterparties, which are also very important. And yeah, looking forward to it. Can't wait to have you along next year. We have some people tuning in. We've got Paul Cutzinger. Shout out to Paul. He says, hello, party people. Jose Burgos, how are you from Austin, Texas? Hello, how are you from Austin? There you go. Hi from Portugal. Elson, welcome from Portugal. We are truly global -ridden right now.
A highlight from "So You Sue The People That Took You In When You Were Homeless ? Michael Oher Should Be Ashamed
"Welcome to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Philemon. Let's talk about a story that is gaining a lot of attention. It's gaining a lot of traction, and I can see why. You guys probably remember the movie from 2009. It was an Oscar -winning film. It was called The Blind Side. It was a great football movie. I like football movies. I remember, I think it was Goldie Hawn. She played in the movie Wild Cats. I always loved that movie. But this particular movie was really, really good, and it was based on, a true story. This was about a rich family who basically adopted a young African -American man who was basically going through it. He was a homeless teen who was kind of being shifted through the school system and stuff like that. They basically adopted this kid, and it seemed like a great storyline. And I was like, why now in 2023 is this happening? It seems like now we're going to have to go back to the early 2000s and early 2000s and early 2000s and early 2000s. So, back in 2009, a movie was released called The Blind Side. It was the autobiographical story of a young man by the name of Michael Orr, played by Quentin, is it Aaron? Orr was a homeless black teen who was basically, he had drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leanne Tuohy, take in this young African -American man. They become his legal guardians. His tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the football field. That's kind of like a synopsis of the movie, what it was about. Also with the help of his new family and devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player. Now fast forward to 2023, Orr, a former Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers tackle, alleged in a lawsuit that he never actually was adopted by the Tuohy family, not legally, as the blockbuster movie has basically shown. Orr claims he gave away the rights to his life story to 20th Century Fox back in 2007 without any payment whatsoever, and that he was missing profits from the John Lee Hancock 2009 film, which actually grows something like $309 million at the worldwide box office. And some are calling on actress Sandra Bullock, who portrayed Leanne Tuohy in the movie, which earned her an Academy Award to actually give back her Oscar. That's kind of a newer development in the story. So to be clear, Orr is saying that he was never legally adopted by this very affluent family, but they actually tricked him into a conservatorship and pocketed royalties from the book and the film, the movie, you know, affiliated with the movie Blind Side. This conservatorship, according to Sean Tuohy and his lawyer, Randy Fishman, was designed to make Orr a part of the family and also clear his path to Ole Miss University. Now, the NCAA would not have allowed him to be eligible immediately for the Rebels without it because the Tuohys were boosters of the program. Now, Michael Orr has claimed in court papers that the Tuohys tricked him into signing over his legal authority to use his name in business deals after he turned 18. The 37 -year -old claims they used their conservatorship to make millions in royalties from the 2009 film. The family's position is that Orr is basically trying to shake them down for about 15 million. He's basically trying to extort them out of money. That's what it looks like here. Why now? The timing is a little bit off. You wait until all these years later to basically say give me 15 million or I'm gonna basically throw dirt at your name. I don't know. It just seems to me that Michael Orr is in need of money and he's actually, this family did a great thing by adopting this kid and opening doors for him, obviously. And the thing that's really crazy about this story, the Tuohy family, these guys are extremely wealthy. They were wealthy before they adopted this young African -American kid. Very wealthy people and I'm not, I didn't necessarily look into their background, but they have tons of money. Multi -millionaire socialite type of people. So to come back all these years and basically say they use my likeness, my name to basically promote and endorse business deals and that kind of thing, I don't know if I'm buying it. I don't know if I'm buying it. I'm kind of waiting because I really don't know about this story. I've read so many different things. It could be true. Maybe they did swindle this kid. Maybe they did take advantage of his size and knowing that he would be a great athlete and you know, profit off of his name. I don't know. But my opinion, Michael Orr is just looking for a payday. That's my opinion. That's what I think. I'm going to basically be keeping an ear on these developments and we will do a part two on Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming. Everybody have a fantastic Saturday. Take care guys.
A highlight from Jerry Dunleavy and James Harrison on their book "Kabul"
"Think identity theft won't happen to you? Think again. There's a new victim every three seconds in the U .S. Over 15 million this year alone. And many don't even know they're victims. LifeLock alerts you to identity threats you could miss, even when you monitor your credit. If your identity is stolen, your dedicated U .S.-based restoration specialist will work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft, but everyone can save up to 25 % their first year at lifelock .com slash Salem. Identity theft protection starts here. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College, all things Hillsdale, hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And of course, listen to the Hillsdale dialogues, all of them at hughforhillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. We want to make sure that we continue to make good on any American citizens who happen to be in Afghanistan and who wish to depart. And as you know, we brought back virtually all of the American citizens who said they wanted to depart.
A highlight from Dick Morris
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. It's the show featuring Go -Go the Chimp. Nothing like a chimp to liven up the radio show. Easy there. Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. I planned to have as my guest today our friend Dick Morris, but I did not plan to have Dick Morris here following what happened yesterday. I'm very glad that after this fourth indictment of President Trump, I have someone that I trust to ask about it. Dick Morris, welcome. Help us make sense of what in the world is happening in the United States of America at this time. Well, we're really in danger of becoming a judocracy as opposed to a democracy, government run by judges. I would say the justice system, but it's not. It's individual judges working for the administration. Biden has decided he can't defeat Trump in the election, so he's going to defeat him in the courts. But first of all, do you even think that Biden is running? My theory would be that we have people behind the scenes in the Democratic Party who Trump know that is their worst nightmare, and they will do and are doing anything to stop him from running. Make no mistake. This is run by Joe Biden. He's not addled. I am surprised, honestly, to hear you say that. I would think that behind the scenes it's Obama, it's anybody but Biden. We need to change our image of Biden. He's mean, he's nasty, he's surly, and he's dictatorial. He knows and he desperately needs this job, not for the prestige but for the money. Biden's net worth when he entered the presidency, the year after he left the vice presidency, his net worth was $27 ,000. He never made any money. He served for 36 years in the Senate, was the poorest senator. Then when he became vice president, he made a little more. And then in 2017, when he left the vice presidency, he made a total killing. He made $15 million in one year. And God knows how much more that he didn't declare. And most of it was bribery. And he needs to continue that. He needs two things. He needs a continuous flow of bribes. And he also needs to do what the Chinese want, so they will cover it up for him and not turn him in. And I think that that's what you're looking at here. It's no surprise really. The issue is what will happen. I think the other point that's worth making here is that this indictment breaks entirely new grounds because what happened was that in 2018, Stacey Abrams ran for governor, Democrat. And she came very close to winning against Kemp. But there were a lot of votes that she claims were suppressed, blacks who couldn't vote. So she sued. And the litigation went on for two years. And finally, the state settled. And they came up with a consent decree. And the key thing in the consent decree was that they would not scrutinize signatures very thoroughly of people who were absentee or voting by mail. The statute required for two verifications. And they cut it back to one. And they sharply limited the grounds for where signature could be tossed out. And under those new rules, they conducted the election of 2020. And when Trump lost the state, he realized there was a fraud involved. And he sent investigators down to check it out, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, and a bunch of others. And now they are all being indicted because they dared to question the results and to audit the results, really.
A highlight from Ask Charlie Anything 156: Criminals Who Classical Music? Making Kids Reject Marxism?
"Think identity theft won't happen to you? Think again. There's a new victim every three seconds in the U .S. Over 15 million this year alone. And many don't even know they're victims. LifeLock alerts you to identity threats you could miss, even when you monitor your credit. If your identity is stolen, your dedicated U .S.-based restoration specialist will work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft, but everyone can save up to 25 % their first year at lifelock .com slash Salem. Identity theft protection starts here. Hey everybody, happy Monday! Why does classical music bother criminals so much? We also talk about Marxism in three easy steps and why I'm not that excited about the Elon Musk -Mark Zuckerberg fight. Email us freedom at charliekirk .com, get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com, start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com, get involved in our student movement that is helping make America a better place for your kids or grandkids. That is tpusa .com, tpusa .com. You can always email me your thoughts, freedom at charliekirk .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here.
A highlight from How Normal Americans can Have Extraordinary Impact on Campus with Megyn Kelly
"Think identity theft won't happen to you? Think again. There's a new victim every three seconds in the US, over 15 million this year alone, and many don't even know they're victims. LifeLock alerts you to identity threats you could miss, even when you monitor your credit. If your identity is stolen, your dedicated US -based restoration specialist will work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft, but everyone can save up to 25 % their first year at lifelock .com slash Salem. Identity theft protection starts here. Hey everybody, happy Monday. An exclusive conversation I had with Turning Point USA chapter leaders and the great Megyn Kelly. This conversation will blow your mind. I think you'll really enjoy it. You can email me your thoughts. There's always freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast by opening up your podcast app and typing in Charlie Kirk Show. That's Charlie Kirk Show. By opening up your podcast app, you can get involved with Turning Point at USA tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Megyn Kelly, Turning Point USA chapter members, buckle up. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks.
Binance Accused of Co-Mingling Customer Funds With Company Revenue
"Hello friends. Well, this morning as I was prepping the show, news broke from Reuters. Walter Bloomberg on Twitter said, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance co -mingled customer funds with company revenue in 2020 and 2021. In breach of U .S. financial rules that require customer money to be keep separate, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. So let's go through this, let's try to get a sense of how serious this is, let's see if there is another Sam -type situation on our hands. First, let's talk the accusation. Well, it's pretty much right there in the headline, Binance co -mingling customer funds with company revenue in 2020 and 2021, the sourcing, three sources familiar with the matter and Reuters, but let's try to get a few more details. From the Reuters piece, quote, one of the sources, a person with direct knowledge of Binance Group's finances, said the sums ran into billions of dollars and co -mingling happened almost daily in accounts the exchange held at U .S. lender Silvergate Bank. Reuters couldn't independently verify the figures or the frequency, but the news agency reviewed a bank record showing that on February 10th, 2021, Binance mixed $20 million from a corporate account with $15 million from an account that received customer money. Reuters found no evidence that Binance client monies were lost or taken. So there's a bunch that's important here. One is that Reuters couldn't verify the figures in total and that they really only had this one particular bank record showing a mixing. Now, what did Binance say? Well, in a statement to Reuters, they obviously denied this. Spokesperson Brad Jaff said, these accounts were not used to accept user deposits. They were used to facilitate user purchases. There was no co -mingling at any time because these are 100 % corporate accounts. Reuters goes on.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on podnews
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"$ 15 million" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Candice has raised more than $15 million for local and national nonprofits. I'm Bloomberg's Justin milliner, I'm the black business beat. Mister favorite Bloomberg radio show, Bloomberg businessweek, masters in business, Bloomberg intelligence, and more are also available as podcasts. Listen today on Apple Spotify and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Finally, one more thought. Saving your energy. The world got some big news out of the Lawrence Livermore labs in Northern California this week. For the first time ever, scientists have managed to create a nuclear fusion reaction that generated more energy than a consumed. A fusion reactor on the grid would be a complete game changer. And former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman says it may be a step towards saving the entire planet. This is a big step forward and fusion can certainly offer a major major tool in the effort that we need to make to address the issue of climate change. But as exciting as saving the planet would be, it's also pretty remarkable when we find anything at all that gives us more than we put into it. For example, the case of Elon Musk, and I don't mean just the money and effort he's putting into Twitter. And whether that will ultimately be proved worth it. Remember all the
"$ 15 million" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Oil in a $15 million gas turbine. It just doesn't work. And even with the kind of wood burning stoves, environmentally really destructive at really bad air pollution. But look, elsewhere, what do we know about the Nord stream pipeline flows because they obviously went to 20% last week? Yeah, and there's still a 20% this morning, the last time I checked, so we don't know how much longer it's even going to go 20%. I mean, Germany is just left in a big kind of guessing game of what Vladimir Putin is going to do for the gas gas supply. Will it be a 20% will it go back up? Will it go to zero? We don't know. Talking to kind of executives at some companies where this really matters like some of Germany's biggest energy energy use is they fully expect that gas flowers will be completely the first time there's a cold snap and that will be the Kremlin trying to hit Germany at the maximum pain point. So they're expecting it. Okay, William works. Thank you very much for the latest on that big take today on Germany and its aspect of the energy crisis. Coming up next on the program will be talking looking ahead to the Bank of England's rate setting decision this week in amidst more strikes, BT, the latest worker is to go on strike today and what's being dubbed the summer of discontent here in Britain Bloomberg's Lizzie burden will be with us for all the details. This is Bloomberg. This is a Bloomberg money minute, U.S. farmers to the rescue. The U.S. is set to deliver a bumper spring wheat crop in the coming weeks. And that could use a global shortage caused by Russia's war in Ukraine. North Dakota is the top producing state and its expected to see the biggest yield ever. Former treasury secretary Larry summers says the fed has a long way to go before interest rates reach a neutral level and he tells Bloomberg TV that fed chair Jay Powell is engaged in wishful thinking. I think shape Powell said things that to be blunt were analytically indefensible. The fed's current target is now two and a quarter to two and a half percent, and that's well below the rate of inflation. And T mobile has a chance to fill some holes in its 5G wireless network, with the government's latest airwaves auction, now underway. The frequencies were once reserved for schools, and they're mainly in rural areas. Denise Pellegrini, Bloomberg radio. It's
"$ 15 million" Discussed on WSB-AM
"19 for a gallon of regular gas here in Georgia. It's 2 98 5. People shot overnight outside a club hosting in Atlanta Black Pride party. A fight broke out outside the market club on Proctor Street, and a man started shooting into the air and into the crowd witnessed, Carol heard tells Channel two action news put off. And people just started running. Five people went to the hospital with gunshot injuries. The names and conditions of the victims have not been released. New this half hour, A man has been arrested in a shooting inside a Rockdale County bar. Investigators say James Simpson got into a fight last night inside pseudo bar and grill with one of the victims. Gunfire erupted, injuring three people and off duty. Rockdale County Sheriff's deputy who was working security at the bar, was able to detain Simpson and take away his gun. Simpson's being charged with aggravated assault and reckless conduct. The shooting victims are expected to survive. Sports Patrick Kentley wins the Tour Championship at East Lake by one stroke over Jon Rahm. He wins $15 million, but says silly as it sounds, The money is not what's really important for me. The money is not what drives me to play this game. Atlanta Braves beating up on the Rockies, 92 to split the series with Colorado, and and the road trip, two and five. Manager Brian Snicker praises a strong outing from Charlie Morton. We needed and we need an offensive game, which we got obviously and Charlie, but just Really, really good. Braves maintain their two game lead in the N L East over the Phillies Braves Open a home stand tomorrow night against the Nationals. WSB news time to 32 breaking news first and accurate.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on WGN Radio
"It's been over four months since the Cubs last six game win streak. But they have one now after an 11 8 win over the Pirates yesterday at Wrigley Field. Frank's men doubles Grand Slam in the seventh, provides the difference and keeps the Cubs rolling Matt Duffy with a couple of home runs, including a grand Slam, the first of his career as the Cubs sweets, the Pirates back to work this afternoon as the Cubs host the Reds, Justin Steele will make the start against Sonny Gray. White Sox got shut out by the Royal six Nothing in their series finale. Dylan sees, gave up three runs in the first, hitting a three run homer to Salvador Perez, his third of the series 41st of the season. The White Sox magic number to clinch the ale Central Still stands at 18 socks are off today. They'll be in Oakland tomorrow night. Bears returned to practice field later on this morning up at Halas Hall team getting ready for their season over. That will be Sunday night in L. A against the Rams. He was also expected to sign receiver Breshad pyramids today to a deal. He was cut by the Lions last week. Patrick can't lay wins the Tour Championship by one shot over, John Rob. Can't Lay makes $15 Million for that win. College football returns to Wrigley Field this fall for the first time since 2010 joined Northwestern football when they host Purdue and the Wildcats Classic on November 20th tickets on sale right now, at any sports dot com I'm Andy Maser, WGN Sports and the forecast from the WGN Chicago Weather Center meteorologist Tim Joyce. Lots of afternoon sunshine around Chicago land for this Labor Day Northeast Wind developing 5 to 15 miles an hour. That'll help keep those temperatures by the lake in the mid seventies inland closer to 80 degrees tonight, mostly clear skies. Southeast winds. 5 to 10 miles an hour overnight lows will be in the mid sixties in the city Upper fifties in the suburbs. Tuesday, increasing clouds and scattered showers and thunderstorms, looking likely by the afternoon. Some of those storms could be strong to severe, definitely seeing the windy elements of this storm with breezy conditions. Southwest winds 15 to 25 Miles an hour could even see gusts up to 40 high temperatures on Tuesday, mid upper end of the eighties, and after Tuesday, the extended outlook seems quite pleasant. With partly sunny skies just about each day all the way getting into the weekend and some seasonal temperatures right around 80 degrees from the WGN Weather Center. I'm meteorologist Tim Joyce 66 degrees at O'Hare Your money on W. G..
"$ 15 million" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Federal benefits. In June. A retired Marine and body armor kills four people near Lakeland, Florida, including a mother holding her baby will never be able to unsee. That mother That deceased infant In her arms as they both lay there. Dead. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd calls Brian Reilly evil in the flesh. Reilly's girlfriend tells deputies he'd been hearing voices the Taliban claims that now controls the last holdout province of Panne sheer in Afghanistan, though that is disputed by resistance fighters. Salvage crews cut apart the final two sections of the Golden Ray after the car carrier capsized in Saint Simon's sound. Two years ago this week, the massive chunks await removal by barge a great deal of clean up the remains after being closed to the public due to Covid Atlanta Reopen City Hall tomorrow for some in person services. The mayor's executive order also lifts a ban on outdoor events with 50,000 or more attendees. Atlanta remains in the red Zone for Covid transmission. Covid keeps on this coach Lane Kiffin from traveling with the team to Atlanta and tonight's Chick fil a Kickoff Classic against Louisville at Mercedes Benz Stadium. Tonight's Game delays the AP College Football poll. But ESPN expects the dogs to move up to second behind Alabama after Georgia's 10 3 win over Clemson in Charlotte, Patrick Cantlie holds off Jon Rahm to win the Tour Championship and $15 million. The Braves beat the Rockies 9 to 2 to split the series. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud is happy for a blowout to Kappa two and five road trips a couple weeks of one run games that unfortunately didn't go our way. I'm sort of to cap it off with this road trip with a big wins is nice. Atlanta opens a nine game home stand tomorrow against the Nationals. WSB news time 9 33. It's all next week for Atlanta's.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"FM one or 2.9 wdun. 24 minutes after seven. What about that access? Wdun forecast. Let's get an answer as we check in with John Weatherby. Happy Labor Day. Mostly sunny of 40% Chance of showers and thunderstorms West Breeze high of 81. 30% chance of evening showers and thunderstorms. 67 tonight Partly sunny 30% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms tomorrow from the Access Wdun Weather Center. I'm meteorologist John Weatherby. Widely scattered light shower activity drifting through the area this morning. That should be moving on out of here about about nine o'clock. But right now and Elena, you're seeing a little bit heavier than just light. So you're starting today. There in Dahlonega 68 degrees from from shower activity checking in this morning with Jefferson Clouds there and 70 gains only has some light rain earlier, still lingering in a few spots, but nothing major. That is not to wet the roads down at the moment. We're looking at 72 in Gainesville at North Georgia's new Stone Wdun. Get him back with us as we update sports brought to you by Howard Brothers, Outdoor power and hardware. Thanks, Bill. The Braves are into four games split with Colorado last night as they beat the Rockies 92 to close out the series. Ozzie Albies, Adam Duvall, Travis d'Arnaud in Austin. Riley all hit home runs in the effort, while starter Charlie Morton picked up his 13th win of the season. The Braves will be off today before traveling to Washington tomorrow. The Braves leading the NL East is still at two games as the Phillies beat Miami in 10 innings 4 to 3 yesterday. In other scores, the Mets beat the Nationals 13 to 6. The Giants took possession of first place in the N L West. With a 64 win over the Dodgers. The Brewers beat the Cardinals 65, the Padres beat the Astros 4 to 3. And Patrick can't Lay had just a two shot lead on the 17th hole of the final round, but held on to beat Jon Rahm to win the FedEx Cup at East Lake in Atlanta yesterday. Can't lay hit a six FT bogey putt on 17 to stay ahead. The wind earned can't lay a $15 million prize..
"$ 15 million" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"17 to stay ahead the winner and can't lay a $15 million prize. Ron finished the tournament in second Kevin non Justin Thomas for the next two back. You can find more sports and access Double new D U N you say $15 million prize? That is correct. Get my clubs. I'm taking up the sport. Um, I'm ready to get a good luck. Good luck with that would be my word to you. I'm gonna need a lot more than luck. I'm afraid a lot more than like $15 million. We know what you can do. A $15 million you could spend some of that will grow with the bear Young and still have plenty left because we're talking green Ford in the bear deal. Grover, What do you say can put something together. I say, I'll say we can. I can invite people back. 23 60 Browns Bridge road here on the fake little over to come on by and put Grover the bear Young. Work doing that neighbors love because they are. They are going to be labor in today for you there green Ford and the selection is there but, you know, we've been talking a lot about making sure that if you got one that you really, really want going there and just order it. You can get what you want. Just order the thing. It's kind of like, you know, you go to a restaurant. You don't just say Bring me something. You order what you want you get a custom meal. That's right. It's just like a Oh, excuse me, just like a custom me of ill fitting suit. Just come on by and we'll put you in and and like I always have to Stop pitching up. Drives. Good, right? That's good. And you think you look good and you feel good. Come on by. We'll put you in one of those great new vehicles. I one of those, uh Great. Gently used vehicles that get you on your way. Yeah, And remember, folks, when you get pre owned green four, they're going to make sure that that car is exactly what you needed to be truck as well, because you guys put it to a pretty rigorous inspection. Yes, that is so true. And I guaran guarantee my customers put him through a record inspections as well. There you go. Want to make sure that you get the right one for you? That's their goal. And that's what Grover standing by ready to do today. So put him to work with his labor of love for you. So I just give a call and you can be on the agenda. How do we do it? Just give me a call 77 Oh, 8519438. 7708519438 and be ready. Ready to help you. There you go, and you get out there and sing a song or two on down and see the bear. He's a man that really cares. Come on down to his honey hole. He's waiting on you at the big blue over Grover, get out there and enjoy your day. And thanks for waking up with us to appreciate that. All right. Thank you. Have a blessed day. You too. My friend were 27 minutes after six at North Georgia's News tongue Wdun man from Memphis now hello, Americans. I'm Todd Starnes. Stand by for news and commentary. Next. If you're a first responder, you know the right training can make all the difference in a crisis. At Liberty University. We know the right training can make all the difference for your future. So we're proud to offer you a 25% discount on are more.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Nursing homes after patients are literally where house during Hurricane Ida power went out. The generators failed. The water came in one of the rooms flooded over water. We have to get everybody out. This worker says Patients were packed in so tightly they had to step over one to get to another reporter Dave Cohen says seven patients died. President Biden heads to New Jersey and New York tomorrow to check on storm damage there from Ida. New York governor Kathy Hopeful says many of the 17 dead in her state drowned in basement apartment me This is very emotional. I went to those homes I saw where people lived. I saw how they had no escape her when they lived in a basement home. Some of those apartments are illegal. Athens Clarke County police search for the shooter who wounded seven people downtown early Sunday, not approach him. He is considered still to be armed. Lieutenant Sean Barnett identifies the suspect is 21 year old Pharrell Williams. The wounded should survive. Salvage crews cut apart the final two sections of the Golden Ray after the car carrier capsized in Saint Simon's sound two years ago. This week. The massive chunks await removal by barge a great deal of cleanup remains after being closed to the public due to Covid. Atlanta reopened City Hall tomorrow for some in person services. The mayor's executive order also lifts a ban on outdoor events with 50,000 or more attendees. Atlanta remains in the red Zone for Covid transmission. Firing up the grill this Labor Day will a survey by lawn love ranks the best cities for grilling. We looked at the popularity we did access to butcher shops. We also looked at the card. Pomona, California places first, according to Long love. Sharon Sullivan. Augusta is the only Georgia City in the top 20 in WSB Sports. Patrick Cantlie wins the Tour Championship in $15 Million money is not what drives me to play this game. Winning golf tournaments, playing golf under pressure and hitting quality golf shots and under the gun. I mean, that's that's why I practice. He beats Jon Rahm by one stroke, and the Braves ended two.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"7 48 W B A P Before we get into the Nancy Pelosi story. You brought this story up earlier. How? What is it? But it does make you wonder. A little bit as to what we what were we doing prior to now? Cyber Security has been top of mind for for a decade, if not more. Yeah, and we know that we have The means to carry out cyber attacks to respond to attacks that come our way. Yeah, we know we have all that excuse. It's kind of like we're sitting here waiting for a different kind of world war. Yes. Yeah. I mean, that's exactly that. That's how the next one will be fought. By But now we have our first White House cyber director. He was confirmed with the unanimous vote. His name is Chris Inglis. And he served in the National security Agency before. Um, But here he is. Serving as the head of a new office of the national cyber director, an agency created through the recent National Defense Authorization Act. He's got about $15 million in budget for the office. Okay, um Which, by the way, doesn't seem like a lot. Um, doesn't seem like hardly anything. Yeah, I think it should be made a Cabinet post Well, and I think what this office is going to do. You got, uh, Spa war and all kinds of different entities within the Fed's that are already fighting this. I think this is probably like the Central office. Does that make sense? Sure, like he's pulling in the information from all these entities that are fighting cyberattacks to become a clearinghouse, And I think it's a great idea. Yeah, yeah, I wish this appointment would have happened years ago. And apparently, Republicans and Democrats alike agree here. He is unanimously approved for this position. I can't believe it Unanimous on they've had unanimous decisions before, but it's always been about you know, childcare or building a bridge so turtles won't get run over or something. Right, But this is amazing. And I think it's a great idea, and I wish they'd hire about a dozen of the best hackers in the world to run it best 21 year olds in their mom's basement right now. Yes, do it. 21. How about 14 or 16? Yeah, I'm with you. Now. Here's a concern that I have. Do you remember last week during the summit in Geneva? That Joe Biden submitted to Vladimir Putin a list of what was it 16 or 17? I can't remember the number now. Maybe 1916 there, so things that were often should be off limits. Yeah. I don't want to talk about Yeah, Yeah. When it comes to cyber security. I got two thoughts on that. Okay. Help me out on this. Okay? Go. If he hands him a list of 16 things. It should be off limits. Hmm. Isn't that also a list of 16 things that would really affect our daily life. Things. Keep that stuff to yourself, right? I mean, isn't that what that is exactly Say, Hey, here's are really vital stuff. Don't hit this. I mean that to me already known anyway, I'm sure it is. I'm sure it is. Or it could be guessed because I'm sure Vladimir Putin has the list of stuff. He sure was just The United States wouldn't attempt to hacker attack. All right. Here's the second question. Okay. If you submit a list of 16 and say, Hey, these are off limits. Does that mean all the others our own limits? No, but that's a great that's great. We've looked at it. I just I I've been debating this all weekend in my head going. Was that the right thing to do? Did you just say Hey, listen, Here's our 16 Really vital ones. Go in there. Don't talk. Please, please. Yeah, Or did you just say you know what the rest of the stuff doesn't really mad, You know, like you need to hit Sports Illustrated's website. Go ahead and do it. President Putin leave the NFL alone. But if you want to hit back into some cricket teams Yeah, your head. Don't Hi. Yes. Traffic.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Cut is from the lieutenant governor of North Carolina, Mark Robinson. He's uh he was at the the speech. He's one of the opening speakers at the event that President Trump was that on Saturday night in Greenville, North Carolina. He's really good. 844 542 42 844 540 to 42 That is the toll free number of the highway car show. Like to play some more cuts from that Yale psychiatrist. I played one last last night. It wasn't very the audio wasn't very clear. And because, I guess, uh, it's just on a blog. Yale University has not been very forthcoming with the audio for for reasons you might understand. But it's called her speech is called the psychopathic problem of the white my mind and it's by someone called Dr Aruna Kill. Sheila Money and again her parents. She's a physician, An M D psychiatrist her parents, rmds immigrated from, uh, Pakistan, and, uh and she went to private schools. And and again she does not look like a person of color to me, but she claims to be a person of color because I guess Guess it's so terrible to be white. And I don't I don't know why your parents came over to this terrible country with all these horrible white people in the in the country. Uh, you know, but she, uh what? That's, uh They've They've killed a lot of they pack. A lot of Christians have been killed in Pakistan recently, haven't they? There's a lot of Christians are always being killed in Pakistan or or or kidnapped and raped. Or forcibly converted or thrown into prison for professing Christianity. But I guess that's you know, that's like the society that she prefers, or her parents preferred, although they came here, so maybe they didn't prefer it. All right. 844 542 42 time now for the Trump line. Joe Biden created a good paying green energy job for John Kerry. We're waiting to get the list of John Kerry staff. We put in a FOIA request about three weeks ago to the State Department and We just hoping it comes in fairly soon. I think it's going to be very revealing. And just think in a crispy cream doughnut free beer free and marijuana shot a chance at $15 million. All this and more can be yours. If the jab is right. FBI door.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on KTOK
"Little mental state. Situation. New York's Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 45th birthday off President John F. Kennedy. Then I would go down in history for one legendary performance. Marylin Monroe singing Happy Birthday, Mr President. Singing well, kind of Rumors of an affair between JFK and Miss Monroe were in the air but not reported by the American media, which was generally in the tank for JFK. However. Miss Monroe and JFK were seen together in L, a Palm Springs and New York City. As I write in my book, killing the mob quote. On May 19th 1962 at a gala Madison Square Garden celebration. Marilyn Monroe publicly and somewhat scandalously. Serenades John Kennedy with a breathy version of Happy Birthday. The actress is just months removed from divorcing playwright Arthur Miller, her third husband. Dressed in a backless sequin dress, so skin tight that she had to be hoisted into it and wearing nothing underneath the gown. Monroe's slinky performance is a very public signal off her desire for the president unquote that's from killing the mob again. Less than three months later, Malin Monroe would be found dead of a drug overdose inside her Los Angeles home. She was just 36 years old. Now, Several conspiracy theories have surrounded the case. Some believe John F. Kennedy and his brother, Bobby, ordered Monroe murdered to cover up the love affair. Others blame former husband and baseball player Joe DiMaggio. Many thought unhappy Studio executives might have paid the Mafia, but those theories are not true. And here's something else you might not know. On the night, she serenaded President Kennedy, Miss Monroe was considered Hollywood's biggest star. With the course of her 15 year career Maryland start in 33 films at the height of her fame. She was paid $1.6 million per picture. That's $15 million today. For more reporting about JFK, Marilyn Monroe and the unbelievable power held by organized crime. Please check out my book, killing them off. Back after this, As you know, Joe Biden has won the election and with.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on KTOK
"Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 45th birthday off President John F. Kennedy. Then I would go down in history for one legendary performance. Marylin Monroe singing Happy Birthday, Mr President. Singing well, kind of Rumors of an affair between JFK and Miss Monroe were in the air but not reported by the American media, which was generally in the tank for JFK. However, Miss Monroe and JFK were seen together in L, a Palm Springs and New York City. As I write in my book, killing the mob quote. On May 19th 1962 at a gala Madison Square Garden celebration. Marilyn Monroe publicly and somewhat scandalously. Serenades John Kennedy with a breathy version of Happy Birthday. The actress is just months removed from divorcing playwright Arthur Miller, her third husband, dressed in a backless sequin dress, so skin tight that she had to be hoisted into it. And wearing nothing underneath the gown. Monroe's slinky performance is a very public signal off her desire for the president unquote that's from killing them off again. Less than three months later, Malin Monroe would be found dead of a drug overdose inside her Los Angeles home. She was just 36 years old. Now, Several conspiracy theories have surrounded the case. Some believe John F. Kennedy and his brother, Bobby, ordered Monroe murdered to cover up the love affair. Others blame former husband and baseball player Joe DiMaggio. Many thought unhappy Studio executives might have paid the Mafia, but those theories are not true. And here's something else you might not know. On the night, she serenaded President Kennedy, Miss Monroe was considered Hollywood's biggest star. Over the course of her 15 year career Maryland start in 33 films at the height of her fame. She was paid $1.6 million per picture. That's $15 million today. For more reporting about JFK, Marilyn Monroe and the unbelievable power held by organized crime. Please check out my book, killing them off. Back after this, As you know, Joe Biden has won the election.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Right, shifting away from the pandemic here. The net worth of candidates for Seattle Mayor was part of a story in the Seattle Times. The range of network of the candidates is 0 to $15 million Do. We need to know the finances of our mayoral candidates? Absolutely. We need to know the finances. Yes, we do. Um, Here's what I don't want. I don't want decisions made by someone whose finances are I mean, like you said the numbers air from 0 to $15 million If you get $40 total in your bank account, But yet you are about to make a decision for the city. Or somehow your your mind could be possibly swayed on different decision. We all know that there are lobbyists out there. Yes, that matters to me. And one last point. I'll make dres because I, of course I know we're gonna disagree. Is this, Um You know who you don't want to be the treasurer or someone to hold the money? The banker, you know, you know, you don't want that to be somebody that has no money. You're putting them in a bed in a bad situation. So, yes, I need to know. I'm not saying that that's gonna make my decision. I'm saying, Let me know who's gots money and who doesn't trace Um I don't know. You might have moved me a little bit, right. Okay. I gave in and I was like, No, I don't need to know. I disagree with a bunch of things. You did say the light. Oh, we don't want somebody was 40 bucks. But what's the number? 50? Sixties and seventies. Like what? When do we is it 3003? Is there a number where now You're comfortable in one. Now you're uncomfortable. I don't think that's fair. We could find ourselves a discriminating against people. Because of that. I can also say, I know a ton of people who I think would be excellent mayors in the Northwest, and they had years in their lives. Where they were really bad with finances and they were younger. They were uninjured. Uneducated does that mean they are now they would probably lose because someone like G would make this a huge deal when they were running for office. And the guy would lose because yes, he made some bad decisions when he was younger. He is not in that space or she is not in that space anymore. If they check my finances from when I was younger. I got no shot. You don't know me, but I like to believe I'd be in the ball game right now. But I don't think that should be the reason why there are ways you can set up accountability for the mayor. It is not like they are going to be balancing all the budgets and no, no, no. If our government is is Is hinged on one person's ability to manage money. We're we're in trouble anyway, so no, it's I don't believe it's major majorly relevant. You mean to tell me you wouldn't have a problem with somebody who personally couldn't balance the checkbook? But all of sudden they go because they gonna become mayor. And now they're all of a sudden there are gonna be all on top of all of the budgets and all of the committees. You know what it reminds me of the reminds me of when I before I got married. Okay, but a bunch of times that I did, but it reminds me of that. You know, I remember saying, Grace, I remember saying, like, Oh, you know what? Once I get married, I'm gonna stop all of this now. Somebody listening right now. You probably heard that before, Or maybe you said that yourself. But you know what? When I be when I get married, I'm gonna stop all of this nonsense. That was the worst lie I've ever told myself. That's the same thing in this scenario. You know what Once I become mayor, I'm all of a sudden gonna understand and know exactly how to help our our city, Maintain and and continue to keep money, but you couldn't keep it for yourself. No player. I need to know your income. Okay. Okay. Okay. You know what I'm with you. I'll sell you this. I think what I was really concerned about it. There's got to be like a statute of limitations on this like, Can I? Okay? Give me a decade, but Before that, man. If the part I want to make sure I think my big thing is, I want to make sure I know some really great people who made decisions when they were younger that were bad, and I want to make sure they still got action. I've seen races where they pull back 20 years ago. And what about this and you didn't do that? And it's just kind of like, Yo, man, the person grew. So I do agree with you. I do want to see A track record of you managing finances. Really? Well, that does matter. But there has to be a statute of limitations, and you should be able to speak to the decisions were younger and I wanted to be sufficient. When someone just says Look, I was ignorant. I just was, You know, I just bought a flashy car because I thought I had some extra money. I did that. And that probably wasn't the wisest decision, But it's what you were doing at the time. So Up next fireworks are no longer allowed in unincorporated King County. After a 5 to 4 vote by King County Council yesterday. Pro displays are still allowed. But if you're caught using fireworks, you are facing a misdemeanor and a fine of $1000 a day. Grace. Are you cool with this? I'm not cool with this. They're letting us down. Letting us down in the way of police brutality. Relax, people. This is this is this is very light work. But man to me, G is probably gonna argue that they should get rid of fireworks. So he wants your kid to carry around a little toy black gun, but he doesn't want them to be able to let off.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on KOMO
"America's presentation. That's a group headed up by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is Leah's a co chair. Usually says the next decade will be crucial to avoiding the worst from climate change. Mayors, Governors County Council People, City Council People CEO's assistant CEOs, labor leaders to get this done. All of us have to be involved. White House leaders also took part in the seminar. They say climate change solutions should be part of the proposed infrastructure package from the Bite administration. Charlie Harder Come O'Neill's This afternoon, the King County Council will take up the measure that would ban fireworks in unincorporated parts of the county. If approved, the measure wouldn't go into effect until 2022. The county's fire chiefs are pushing for a uniformly regional approach. By adding the unincorporated areas into an already existing ban. Something of money shift could be seen in the race for Seattle's mayor. Details from Kemal's Bill O'Neill, The Seattle Times is out with report that shows the leading candidates are worth anywhere from 0 to $15 million, in fact, most valued at less than a half million. Both finalists in the last election were from multi millionaire households signing campaign contributions. The report Name's Andrew Grant, Houston, Bruce Harrell, Lorena Gonzalez, Colleen Echo Hawk Lance Randall and Justin Pharrell as the top contenders. Girl tops. The list with the net value of $15 million barrels Network is also valued and more than a million Houston at the other end his zero colonial camo news an effort to recall Sheriff Jerry Hatcher, invented county is moving ahead with county auditor working to validate signatures turned in last week. We get details from couples, Carleen Johnson, as she reports on time for staff printing and sending valets could cost AH, quarter million dollars. Kathleen, where Chicago with the committee to re culture of Hatcher tells the Tri City Herald. They turned in signatures last Friday, two weeks ahead of the deadline. It really shows the level of support we have for our community that we're able to get it done and in and just it's been phenomenal talking to everybody in the community. Hatch was accused in eight charges of intimidating witnesses. Retaliating against them, tampering with evidence and violating his oath of office. The sheriff says he'll be exonerated of any criminal allegations. He addressed supporters at an event back in December. When I tell you that my job.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Favorite podcast. You're 37. Oh, 700 wlw. Trade between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers. Principles or Elvis Andrews. Headed now to Oakland from Texas and the Rangers are getting Chris Davis. What? The dollars or the devil in this detail. You know, the Reds need a shortstop when they say, Well, why didn't they try to trade for Elvis Andrews? Well, number one And probably most important, he's 32 they own 14 million. In 21 22. It's got a $15 million club auction option for 23. And it's all guaranteed money. Plus, there's deferred money in his deal, too. Chris Davis, whom the Reds probably there'd be no reason for them to be interested in him. 16.5 million in 21. He's free agent after after 21, but Yeah. The Reds are looking for a shortstop, but If they weren't going to spend money on the Big three and free agency. They weren't going to pursue this, dude. In in a trade. I don't know what they're going to do it shortstop, to be honest with you. I mean, there's all kinds of rumors out there about minor league deals for People who don't have jobs or Maybe keeping the you know the powder dry with people like Kyle Farmer and others. I don't think any of them. Um, is our really good options? I don't know what they're going to do with shortstop. Really? Don't I mean, the catcher. Barnhart's defensively is a good catcher. He doesn't hit if you're short stuff doesn't hit. So now you've got two of your everyday eight that don't hit That's an awful lot of pressure on the other six. It'll be interesting. Spring training starts here very soon. Very soon. I thought that just just throw that out. So, as you know, the Super Bowl is tomorrow. It's the chef's against the Bucks. And week. 12. I think Tampa Bay played Kansas City and Kansas City won that game, but this is interesting. This is in the Washington Post. It's the 14th rematch of a regular season game. In other words, it's the 14th Super Bowl in the 55. They're going to play where the teams met in the regular season. And so this is what I found. Um, interesting from this. Is this that the team that won the regular season game? Has a losing record in round two. Record is six and seven, so only six times. In 13 matchups has the team that won the regular season. Game on Lee six times in 13 has that team gone on and won the rematch in the Super Bowl. Um, off the 13 times it has happened. The last three and this is amazing to have involved Tom Brady. So the Chiefs are favorite in this game. It's It's been flopping, but it Zathras 3.5 around in there over under has been flopping, too. But it's mid fifties. And as you might have heard in our newscast, they're expecting rain. In the Tampa Bay area tomorrow. So stay tuned for all of that will have much more on that on Saturday on Sunday morning sports talk tomorrow. I hope You will join us, then. It's a big day on a number of different levels. Number one. It's the game, right? Everybody wants to watch the game. If you know who you who you pull it forward. You have your money on. Who do you think's going to win this and that? The other thing are the parties now there are no parties or they're not supposed to be any parties this year. Remember the CDC? The CDC has said that if you're going To be with other people watching the game You can't hear. Don't cheer. Stop your feet gets a noise makers don't cheer you might infect somebody with covert. But let's just say on the off chance that you are having a party or going to a party and you're not going to cheer. You might not even talk. Maybe everybody will be in a separate corner of the room. I was looking at this story. It's research done by a group called Picks Wise, Never heard of them, but they did this. They did this study. I saw it on the Internet. And it revealed that the average American Eats and consumes up to 1000 and 83 calories watching the Super Bowl. Think about that number. The average guy or woman sitting there is throwing over 1000 calories down their throat. Study asked 1500 adults in the United States What's on their menu for the big game, and the answers were filled with some not so good choices. The replies included that the average person Might consume around 8000 calories drinking beer. Eating chicken wings, pizza and other things. Two slices of pepperoni pizza 596 calories. Three cans of beer 458 Calories, tortilla chips three cert servings 418 Calories 430 Calories in beef nachos. Barbecue sandwich. 437 Calories, meatballs. You could put four of them on a roll 160 calories Now I don't mean to be Debbie Downer here, but there's gotta be a better alternative, right? I hope so. I hope my next guest can help us out. He is Dr J. Marie Hawking's He's a healthy living expert. He has written a book about how you threw better living can defeat Type two diabetes, but I wanted to get him on today. Talk about what people should eat. Tomorrow, while they're watching the game and not kill themselves. And Dr Hawking's How are you on this glorious Saturday? It was fantastic. Thank you. Great to have you with us. It's true, though. I think people just kind of start eating, and they don't think about what they're throwing down their throat, Whether it's Super Bowl Sunday or an average day of the week when they just want to go out. And feed the beast. We don't think a whole lot about what we eat in this country anymore, don't we? No, that's true. And as you said, it's not just Super Bowl Sunday for sure. We're kind of a country that's addicted the fast food and, um you know a lot of soda, lot of sugary soft drinks and all that. So, yeah, with for a Super Bowl come, just takes it to another level because that's what you start having the fear and the wing. The chicken Chicken wings. You have all the different dips in the chips in the Adriana. So that's where it really gets out of hand. And so, But there's ways you can still enjoy something and feel like you're kind of cheating. If you want to call it that, but actually still eating healthy and after you want to talk about today? Yeah, I saw this study. It was done by some company called Picks wise. I've never heard of them. Maybe you have but It's said that the average American could consume up to over 1000 calories watching this game 1000 calories. I can't imagine the amount of food you have to eat to get to 1000 calories. I think my jaw would simply lock if I try to eat that much. How do you get 1000 calories in your body doctor? Yeah, that's definitely to get paid. 1000. I have not seen a study but I didn't hear about it. So I'm definitely taking it to the extreme to eat 1000 calories you're talking a couple pints of Haagen Dazs ice ice Freeze! Maybe a few bags of chips on your own, You know, take a um beer of Roland That Doe. would take a lot to get 8000, If you got discovery but Plus it's and easy I for think someone most people to do get that to you anymore, know 34 5000 it's up there and screaming But it's right kind now. of going out of Very, hand and just very eating interesting. all that stuff for the Coming you know up the on 345.
"$ 15 million" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Raised over $15 million now because A lot of places the government isn't stepping in to help. So if those are the two options Then what side do you go on? You let an entire industry or entire group of businesses just go out when the when the government won't step in, or do you go the other route and say we're not gonna let one business suffer financially, and we're just gonna have to be wide open. These are great questions you're asking. I did see that. The city of Tampa cited six bars in the first round of the 2021 coveted code enforcement. Yes, so the code enforcement officials are cracking down on mass looks massless gatherings after dozens of people were seen in large crowds without mass during New Year's Eve celebrations. Thursday night. He bore code enforcement teams started going door to door Saturday. Anymore City to make sure guests and employees are following guidelines. So it's almost like did they not know? What's going on in these places. That's what it's almost to me a wink and a nod. You're telling me you didn't know until New Year's Eve that there was a problem. And why. It just seems like such a loophole that you can walk into a place with your mask on and then everybody once they sit down. Can just be there for hours on end without a mask on and I'm not saying anything about whether or not masks work. I'm just saying, if you're going to go around and enforce something, and you find it that important Then how can it be so seemingly see through? It's a great question. I went out to eat over the break with a group of people and I normally love to sit outside because I think you stand a better chance, sir, but went to Rocco's tacos and international mall. Dude, you could not move inside that place. But as we're going from the hostess stand of the table. We have to have masks and making our way through hundreds of people. And then as soon as you sit down You take off your mask with all these hundreds of people now I'm sure that that your mask walking through is better than no mascot all but just when you get to the point of finding businesses and and going through that route, it really can't be that big of a difference between we were standing with our masks off or we were sitting with our masks off when it comes to Finding people and people getting in trouble for it right. And look, we're not judging anybody on either side. If you think we should roll things back if you're fine with the way things are everybody has the right in my opinion to do what's right for you. Just when you look at it as a grand scale that we're having basically a 9 11 every single day with the people who die in this country. It seems so odd that up in Ohio you have to be off the streets at 10 P.m.. But down here, it's a free for all. And I don't know. You know if this thing continues on the way that it's moving, and now you know This UK strain has popped up in Florida. That UK every you know, this morning, Uh, full lockdown was trending on Twitter because people are calling for a full lockdown. And that's after this new strain is just running wild over there. So I don't know if this thing gets ramped up again, and this new strain sends the numbers to the roof if we're possibly looking at more widespread Lockdown or quarantine. Whatever you wanna call it under under Biden, because I don't think right now we're not hearing anything from Trump no matter what, you think he's not really saying much, and I. That will not be the case under Biden. He won't be quiet about it. And I think if you see the numbers to go the way that they are, you will see larger government issued lockdowns. Correct. And did I see that there's a new new restrain you like like there was one found in South Africa. That's even more covert resist vaccine resistant. E. Could that just? It's just so crazy to me, the timing of everything and without just going full conspiracy theory. The vaccine is here. People are maybe taking a sigh of relief. Maybe feeling like the light at the end of the tunnel is here. We look at Wu Han China and they were partying in the streets like we would have been in Times Square as our Times Square sat empty and people maybe think The light is at the end of the tunnel for us, and then simultaneously Oh, here's a new strain Well, and now it's huge news. Just like it was huge news the first time that we had a covert case in Florida. Oh, now the new strains and Cove it or are in Florida. And then once we get this is there going to be another big day when the South African strain comes to Florida? This just it seems that there's something new To be scared of around every corner. If you allow yourself to be scared, I'm saying for the mat I'm saying for what they're pushing, like like it's being. The news is being reported the way it was being reported when we started Getting our first case is when you look back The New York Times in a flashback Article two a year ago about this, one of their health experts wrote. It was like there are 15 to 20 unexplained cases of pneumonia and Wu Han and we read about that in January, and here we are a year later and look what's happening. You just gotta look around and shake your head. You really do it, Z It's crazy, and and we've talked about it at length of the feelings you go through when you look at a place like Wu han and see them partying in the street, because I I was not a doctor Can't wrap my head around that and then people want to say, Well, they're just not giving you the honest numbers or they're not reporting. So then what was the point of the craziness in the beginning was the If you go down that road, and you want to believe that, then you've got to believe that the whole Craziness. In the beginning when you saw people being pulled off the streets with nets, and being locked into their apartments will hand was all just to ramp all of this up, which seems far fetched. In my opinion, you would think you would think The Buccaneers are headed to the playoffs. We talked about it a bit one thing that did go. You know, there were a lot of things that we missed while we were off. One of my favorite things was Tom Brady at a post game press conference, giving a rob Gronkowski impersonation. This should let you know how much Tom is enjoying his time in Florida because can you ever remember and you would know better than I Tom Brady acting or sounding like this at any press conference that he did with the Patriots. And then him. He's like, dude, that was great. That was perfect. That was just what I needed. I will whip now and he was ready for his photo shoot because of one day of the two of us. Working out together and you know, it was good execution, but I think for him it was more important that he felt like he was shredded. Now that you go, you don't get ready for his his Geeky photo shoot, So that's one of the great stories just him being robbed, and that's why everyone loves him. I mean, just to be able to do a great you think under a Bella check regime he's ever doing a drunk impersonation during a press conference no Not at all. And did you see rob jumps and people and then celebrated it? Did you find any details on that? Because I was hoping and thinking that was local. But I don't think itwas I don't think it was in Tampa. Oh, I don't know. I know all the only detail and that was that was his girlfriend with him. Yeah, That's it is. I was hoping to find out that there was a local story and maybe someone locally attached to it. But the guy that originally posted The video. When I looked at his Twitter account, it was Rhode Island. So I'm thinking maybe he was up north for during the holidays, and he jumped somebody, but that's pretty impressive that Rob Gronkowski not only can jump a car Bo's willing to jump somebody could've been his friend but be honest. If you're broken down on the side of the road, and Gronk wants it. You know, connect his positive to your positive. Are you letting him do it? Because No offense..