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A highlight from 98 - Gensler's Backlash, The SBF's Trial Kicks Off & Pudgy Penguins Hit Walmart
"This is an Equity Baits Media podcast. Welcome to the Crypto Curious podcast, proudly brought to you by the Bamboo app. Crypto Curious is your go -to source for all things cryptocurrency whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the world of crypto, we've got you covered. Each week we'll break down the top news stories of the past seven days, giving you the information you need to stay on top of the latest trends and developments. Plus we'll share quick bites of news and insights that you won't want to miss. If you're new to the crypto world, we recommend starting with our early episodes where we break down the basics and give you a solid foundation to understand the crypto world. Join us as we explore the ever evolving world of cryptocurrency and educate ourselves along the way. On today's episode, we'll discuss some recent moves by the SEC and some backlash against Gary Gensler. He's receiving it from all sides of the fence. We're also going to take a look at Sam Bankman -Fried and the trial, which starts this week. My name's Tracey and this week it's Blake and I on the mic as Craig is off attending a wedding. So, hey Blake, how are you going? Very well, Tracey. Good to be back and getting stuck into this week's news. There is always lots of news, but before we do get into the news, Blake, let's have a little look at the market. We don't often go through what's happening in the charts, but let's have a little look at what is going on because we've just finished the month of September, which has historically been a red month. Six out of the last seven years, September's been red and it actually finished green. A lot of the traders are very excited. It finished 4 % up and I've already seen a lot of the memes. October is up -tober, as they call it. There we go. Yeah, because apparently October is one of the better months of crypto. I think six out of the last seven has been green. So what do you think? Are we going to have a good month? What are we in for? It's really hard to say. No one has a crystal ball. I knew you were going to say that. What do you think though? How are you feeling? What's happening out there? Well, you know, if we had an up month in September when it's historically down, you know, it could do the opposite in October. Markets like to do what the opposite to what everyone's expecting. So yeah, we'll see how it plays out. But obviously there's a lot happening in the broader economy at the moment. People are very pessimistic about what's happening, you know, with inflation and specifically in the US, but really everywhere, and how that's affecting the broader economy. But hopefully we're seeing less and less correlation with the crypto market in relation to those items. But I still suspect that I can't fully disconnect. All right, well, we'll see what happens with up -tober at the end of the month. Moving on to our first story. It's been a big news item and colour us shocked, but the SEC has moved again to delay the Spot Bitcoin ETF. This one from BlackRock, Valkyrie and Bitwise. Gary Gensler needs additional proceedings to assess whether to approve or deny the proposed Bitcoin ETF. The process includes public comment and rebuttal periods indicating that the final decision may not be reached for several months, but then not even a few days later, and this happened yesterday, he has continued his filing frenzy and delayed the Bitcoin ETFs for Fidelity, Van Eyck and Wisdom Tree. So basically that's all of them because Ark was a few weeks ago. And the pressure is mounting on Gary himself this week, Blake. We saw him in the press. What happened there? Yeah, that's right Trace. Last week there was a US House lawmakers push on the SEC's chair Gary Gensler to approve the Spot ETF. Now they're kicking the can down the road. I don't actually think this is a bad thing, because if it happens early next year around the time of the halving, I think that's going to be maximum effect on the market. Members of the House of Financial Services Committee wrote a letter to him to take urgent action on the ETF. And you know, he's obviously taking his sweet ass time here. Gary actually faced criticism from lawmakers regarding his crypto regulation approach during this House hearing. He was questioned about his classification of Bitcoin, how that compared to other assets like Pokemon cards, and the approval of the Bitcoin ETFs. Lawmakers also expressed concerns over Gensler's transparency with Congress, especially regarding interactions with crypto exchanges like FTX. He was actually taken to task in so many different ways and he came up really short. I saw a few different videos. It was a bit of a train wreck. And what did you think of this Blake? Yeah, it's really interesting actually, you know, watching Gary dodge questions and be as vague as possible. But I think this example about the Pokemon cards really exemplifies the conversation. So one of the senators or one of the members of the House of Financial Services on the committee asked Gary, you know, are Pokemon card securities when they're traded because they are a collector's item. And of course, Pokemon cards are not securities. They're just collectibles. And then the example was proposed to Gary whether or not if those Pokemon cards were then tokenized and put on the blockchain as an NFT, would it be a security? And Gary said he's not sure. So I think the point here is that is the process of tokenization, does that create a security? And I think we can all agree that it doesn't. But the SEC is being quite coy here to keep their options open in order to suit, you know, potential NFT projects. When, you know, for example, you could take a photo of your foot trace to as an NFT, would that be a security? Yeah, look, it was it was a laughable video, that one. We've actually got a link to it as well, folks. So we'll put that in the show notes below. But they were there's four of those senators and they went really hard at him and he certainly did fumble his way through that, much like the videos from his Senate chat a few months earlier. Interesting to see him squirm, ladies and gentlemen, but there'll be more to come on that one. Moving on to our second story. The trial we have been waiting for starts this week with the jury selection today. Will Sam Bankman -Fried, the man who headed up failed crypto exchange FTX, get the comeuppance he so badly deserved? Get ready because your social feeds will definitely be taken up by all the drama that unfolds Blake over the coming weeks. How long will this take? You know, is he actually going to get done here? What are your thoughts? You know, how long is a piece of string really? I think with these scenarios, whoever has the most resourcing wins. We don't know how much cash Sam has tucked away. He could string this out for years. You know, we've seen other court cases. That long you reckon? Well, we've seen other court cases in the sector be strung out for literally like five, six years. So yeah, it could certainly happen. I think the Mount Gox court case for creditors is still going in 2013. You know, so these things can take time and there's many ways for parties to, to push this out. Yeah. In some information that came out today, Tracy, it looks like Sam won't be able to blame his lawyers for everything that happened. Under an advice of counsel defense, SPF wanted to argue that, you know, he was just taking the advice of his lawyers and was working within the legal bounds of the advice that was provided. So, you know, it's pretty interesting that if he was provided incorrect advice, then Sam will have the opportunity to sue his lawyers. But it looks like that you can't use that. You can't do that now. Oh no. Well, he just can't use that as a defense in court, but that doesn't mean that if he did receive poor legal advice at some point in time, he can't go back and sue those lawyers. Right. Interesting. All right. I'm sure there are many things that are going to come out of that as well. You know, this is, you can't write this thing as well, but just yesterday, some of the F that was taken by the hackers, so 2 ,500 F that was stolen as part of that exchange hack last year was moved yesterday. Oh, really? Yeah. So part of that was moved through two different protocols. One of them was the Thorchain router and another one was Railgun, which are private wallets that you can move things through secretly. We still don't know who took that in the hack last year. Yeah. We suspected at the time it could have been an inside job as, you know, the exchange was falling. Someone stole half a thousand Ethereum. Yeah. Yeah. But we still don't know who that was. Another quick one, too, guys, as we wrap this story up, because we are going to be hearing a lot about SPF and FTX. If you do want to catch up, there's a really good two parter out now on BBC Panorama called The Downfall of the Crypto King. And I'll add that in the show notes below. But it just it's a bit of a catch up on exactly what happened with SPF and the FTX exchange. So there's did you know that we are coming up on our 100th episode? I know time flies when you're having fun. And we'd like to invite you to become part of our 100th show and send us an audio question. If you have got something that you'd like to know about a coin, a token or a project you'd like us to cover off in our 100th episode, then send us a voice recording. 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Fresh update on "2013" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
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A highlight from 1274. Shutdown Delayed, Uptober Begins | Crypto Market Outlook
"All right, so here we are. It is October, October. You get the message here. We're going to dive into that today and find out if Bitcoin and some of these great crypto assets are actually on the move or we're going to get a correction here. We'll break it all down for you guys today. My name is Paul Bearer and welcome back in to Tech Path. All right, let's jump into it. Before we get started, let's go over to iTrust Capital. If you guys are looking at doing some long -term holding on your crypto assets, one of the ways you can do it is through a crypto IRA. So check it out right here, itrustcapital .com. It's the number one crypto IRA platform in America right now, $7 billion in transactions, 200 ,000 accounts created. Definitely, they are killing it over there. Use our link down below. It's going to give you a $100 funding reward. And of course, we get a little help from iTrust to help you guys continue to see this content for free. So that's one of the ways you can help us out. All right, let's get into a couple of the notes today and really kind of talk about where and what has been happening over the weekend. Obviously, Bitcoin's been up. Most of the top 20 have been up. And for the most part, we've even seen some of the Web3 projects also get some good positive action. So what's causing that? Obviously, the biggest issue was the, I guess, the scenario that played out right now over the weekend where we actually came to an agreement, somewhat of an agreement, to not shut the government down, which is always helpful. Kobe Easey comes in and says, breaking Senate vote approved the short -term funding bill to keep the U .S. government open till November 17th. Not bad, 45 days away. This bill includes $16 billion in disaster funding and keeps the U .S. government open for 45 more days. The U .S. government is seeing a new crisis every month now. What's going to happen in 45? I think that's the big question right now everybody's asking is, do we see maybe the month of October as our correction month? And then we have to kind of go into a realization that we're back to where we started. Love to get you guys' feedback on that. What do you think is going to happen here in the month of October? Drop some comments down below. Make sure and smash the like button because it does help us get into the algorithms and help other people kind of explore what's happening in the market. Let's listen to what Mr. Chuck Schumer had to say about this. Let's play this clip for you guys. It's been a day full of twists and turns, but the American people can breathe a sigh of relief. There will be no government shutdown. Democrats have said from the start that the only solution for avoiding a shutdown is bipartisanship. And we're glad that Speaker McCarthy has finally heeded our message. In the end, more Democrats supported this bill in the House than Republicans, proving bipartisanship was the best answer all along. I want to thank my colleagues here in the Senate, especially our appropriators, yourself, Madam President Susan Collins and Leader McConnell. Our bipartisan work in the Senate set the tone for the bill we're about to pass. Our bipartisanship made this possible and showed the House that they had to act. All right. So you saw a couple of things here with Schumer, and that is the whole scenario around the bipartisan approach. A lot of Dems had to come into play on this. Obviously, the Republicans were the ones that were seemingly holding a lot of this back. Now you even have Gaetz really pushing hard against McCarthy, trying to dispose him as the speaker. There's a lot happening there, and it's going to continue to push forward into next month when all of this has to go right back to the drawing board and redo this. So this could get a little up and down. And especially I'm concerned with November because of the scenarios that we will see in both the jobs numbers, the Q4 will start to play out in the sense that we'll start to see what's happening in the markets itself. And it could be a very bad timing for this to occur again. So hopefully this all gets corrected and playing into it. Let's listen to what Squawk Box had to say about this and the impact it might have on the markets. Listen in. Joining us now is Jared Bernstein. He is the chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. And Jared, let's talk about this. We have a deal that nobody really expected we'd see. So we made it through this weekend. But what happens in the next 45 days? Well, first of all, good to see you, Becky. This is good news for the American people in the sense that an unnecessary crisis that would have inflicted pretty deep and wholly unnecessary pain on millions of Americans has been averted. That's good news for over 1 million active duty troops, for over 7 million women and kids who risked lacking nutritional support for travelers because of the reauthorization in this bill of the FAA and disaster relief that was also in this continuing resolution. But it did not have to happen. I think what you just played from the president is, of course, exactly right. He shook hands. He had a deal. In fact, there was a law passed with McCarthy back in in June, in early June at the end of the debt ceiling debate that was designed specifically to avoid this Senate. All right. So, you know, they kind of take doing their victory lap, even though I think it's a little bit premature. But the point is, is that there was a huge economic disaster that was averted. So I think that's the positive news. Obviously, the markets responded in such ways that have helped adjust for that as well. But that's not necessarily all of it. We've also seen some other implications coming across from external resources out there in the markets that have caused a little bit of this movement. I think the question everybody's asking now is, is Bitcoin going to continue higher or are we going to start to see Ethereum start to adjust now? Do we see some of the projects like Solana, Avalanche, etc. start to really fly? We'll break into all of those. So don't miss those. We'll look at some charts for you guys as well. I want to go over to a couple of stories here. Why Bitcoin prices up today? A couple of points that were hit on here. US shut down a version, obviously, and also the ETF launches. Now, that is the opportunity. Because remember, Ethereum ETF launches today. And the other idea around this is that when you look at not only the Bitcoin opportunity for ETFs, by the way, if you're not following our market sentiment indicator, you guys should because we are tracking both the Bitcoin and the ETF, the spot ETF sentiment as a whole. It's interesting to see that sentiment kind of go up and down. But the point that they're hitting on in this article is that October is historically one of Bitcoin's best months and is often called October, named in today's video. Bitcoin's October overall. You can kind of see the rundown right there. That green line right there, as you can kind of see where I'm waving my cursor, almost all green over the years going all the way back to 2013. So not bad. Nearly 43 million worth of shorts were liquidated. That's another scenario that plays into that. And of course, I think when you look at the general move with what Bitcoin had to do, I think this is going to be an interesting week ahead of us. Now, there's a lot more that could be happening this week that could still maintain Bitcoin around the $27K to $28K range. That will be a very, very interesting thing to watch because if Bitcoin starts to edge toward around $28K, this is where it's going to get interesting for the future. All right. A couple of things I want to hit on. Right here is Ben Cowen talking about lucky number seven. First green September for Bitcoin in seven years. That's a good sign. But is it a short -lived sign? That's, I think, is really the scenario that plays into this. Sellers have lost momentum. Buyers are now in charge. Target is near the top of the range right now. If it breaks this range that we've been talking about, which I'll show you the chart here in a second, that Bitcoin has been moving to. If you look at just here on the daily, right there is that little high right there around $25 .73 and a little bit. And then, of course, the red candle started to point its way down on the hourly on Bitcoin's move over the last $24. So interesting moves for sure. How are you guys playing this? Is this a zone? Because this has been up and down on the sentiment charts for us. We still see sentiment somewhat waffling with Bitcoin. Not necessarily as much with Ethereum, but definitely with Bitcoin. But the real question is can we hold around this $28K mark, which is where we're hovering right about now. All right. Other things. China's central bank continues to stimulate. So reverse repo injections now at levels not seen since 2020. This is another factor that plays into it. China is starting to inject liquidity. This, of course, causes movements in the markets. It also causes some ripples in the markets as well, because I think China is going to be one that we have to continue to be cautious about in the sense of awareness of what's happening in China, both from a real estate standpoint, but also just from their GDP and their economic growth. Those are the other things that play into this. A couple of reports from Chain Analysis that are kind of interesting here. I thought this would be larger, and it's not. But right now, eastern Asia, fifth most active crypto market accounting for 8 .8 % of global crypto activity. And this is July 22 through June 23. So it kind of gives you a little bit of insight to that. Point is that you do have a significant amount of the market that is in control. Remember, the United States still has a large percentage of what is happening around the world in crypto markets, ironically, without legislation. Can you imagine what is going to happen with legislation and institutional adoption really kind of playing forward? That's where it's going to get super. I think that's when we're going to start to see some big market moves overall.
Fresh update on "2013" discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
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A highlight from Who Is Deezy?
"What's up everybody, and welcome to another Saturday edition of the Alpha series here on Discover Crypto. I'm excited to sit down with Deezy, Mr. Nick Valdez, and talk about who he is, where he comes from, what he's all about, because I have no idea, and I'm sure a lot of you are wondering, why the hell is he hosting Discover Crypto? What's he all about? Does he even know anything about crypto? Well, let's dig into it. Deezy, how are you feeling? Thank you for being here. And what's your story, man? How are you in this position? Well, how are you talking on my shoulder? Who the hell are you talking to over there? What is going on? Is there hidden cameras in the wall? I don't know what's up. Talking to all of you out there. My name is Deezy, also known Nick Valdez. I'm a former professional Magic the Gathering streamer, whatever that means, not much in my opinion. And I've been in crypto. I've been making crypto content since 2020 briefly, and then I started working for the channel here back early 2021. And so I've been working in crypto full -time a little over two years at this point. I've been in content creation full -time a little over four years at this point. So you got into content creation for crypto in 2020, you said? Well, I started out with Magic the Gathering, but then I made my first piece of crypto content, which is Gods Unchained back in 2020. So does that mean you just got into crypto the day before that, or did you have a little bit of a pathway that got you there? I had a little bit of a pathway. I first discovered crypto from 4chan, actually, from the B board. So this was Bitcoin maybe a year or two old at this point. So fairly soon, I remember seeing some pretty low prices for Bitcoin. I remember my buddy trying to convince me. We worked together at ADT, the home security thing. So you ride around in a van, you leave headquarters, you might have to go to town an hour away. This is early days of smartphone. The web traffic was pretty low back then. The web pages were pretty low. There wasn't really social media networks like there is today. So I remember the text board on B, that's where I started discovering Bitcoin. And my buddy was like, man, we got to start buying some of this. But 4chan was nothing but scammers. And I thought, for sure, if I try to make Bitcoin, I'm going to get scammed. They're going to hack me. They're going to see my driver's license number somehow, my social security number. And it freaked me out being that it was related to that, and so I stayed away. Fast forward about two years, a buddy from high school was telling me about Silk Road and how he bought some ecstasy on it, full disclosure. And he was like, yeah, man, you got to get Bitcoin. I love this website. You can buy anything. And I was like, man, you're crazy. I don't know. This seems nuts. And then shortly thereafter, he lost, or maybe even during that time, he's like, yeah, I had to buy more Bitcoin because I lost Bitcoin on that computer. I remember him just pointing at his computer, and I was like, what do you mean you lost Bitcoin? I kind of had an idea of what it was. He's like, yeah, like I lost the password to my wallet or something. I just remember thinking like, wow, so you can have money in it, and you just lose it super easy, and it's associated with hackers? And so it kept me away from Bitcoin, even though I knew about it early, knew the proposition value of it early, it freaked me out. So that's a great spot to pivot there. That whole time, I'm investing in traditional stocks. And so I'm like, well, my Amazon's doing pretty good, guy. Right. No, but you bring up a great point because it's not just you as an individual. We see right now with all these Bitcoin spot ETFs, we see institutions on the horizon. And that's only because there's some proof of concept that's actually endured over a good period of time now, over a decade, in fact, for Bitcoin. But the question here, it kind of lies in, or the hesitation, I should say, lies in the lack of awareness broadly in both retail and institution. Because let's be honest, the people that are running institutions are people, too. And they are a part of retail. So the awareness factor of Bitcoin over the last 10 years has grown so exponentially. The question is, really, how do we get people from A to B, the genesis of first having the seed planted of hearing about Bitcoin, maybe seeing it on The Simpsons or in all the different media we watch, and then taking the leap to investigate it a little bit, and then taking that third step to actually get involved. So to get there, we need awareness. So I'm curious with you, where you came from, how old were you? What was your process like? At what point in life did you understand that there was a different value to money or currency than you were brought up, that change? When did that change happen? I learned that I was poor in second grade. I remember learning that. I grew up real poor. I grew up with a single mother. I could get into how, I don't want to say bad, it truly was, but things weren't easy. There's a period my mother was locked up. My father was put in jail, put under the concrete months after I was born. I never saw him. I saw him two, three times when I was 13. I haven't seen him since, and I never saw him before that. I haven't talked to him since, really. And so I grew up just very, very poor. But when you're five, you don't know you're poor. When you're six, you don't know you're poor. It takes a certain level. And I remember my mother dating Robbie Cumberland. He was a big jerk, man, really, really big jerk, abusive, not a fun time. But his daughter, I remember saying, oh, well, there's other people, they're more poor than us. And I learned the term middle -class. I didn't know what middle -class was. That's when I started seeing, as a seven -year -old, oh, there's hierarchies. There's social strata. There's social strata, and I'm down here. And then I don't know when it was, but at a certain point, you realize, I don't want to be down here. I want to be up here. So I remember pretty early, single digits age, you know, you're blowing the birthday cake. You're not supposed to say your wish is not going to come true. I remember just wishing, I want to be a millionaire. I want to be a millionaire. I was tired of being poor. And so I pretty quickly learned the value of money scrounging for lunch money in middle school. You know, like, maybe I would have an issue trying to get lunch money from my mother. I'm scrounging the quarters and the dimes and the couch cushions. While in high school, you know, I was pushed to work pretty early to help, to help. You know, a lot of people, they don't have that experience. You know, it's the opposite. Their parents encourage them to work at the same time, giving them money, paying for their car, paying for their cell phone, and then having them, oh, yeah, you need to learn the value of a dollar and make extra money on top of that. I was working and paying for my own school clothes. I was working, paying for my own school lunch. And so I learned the value of hard work and I learned the value of a dollar while being a high school student. And so that definitely gave me an advantage. Being poor, you know, statistically speaking, probably not an advantage. Your education is probably not going to be as good. Your influences are probably not going to be as good. Your home life is probably not going to be as good. But you do get an advantage with some aspects of mentality. And, you know, I just try to focus, you know, let's hone the positives from that and let's sharpen it and let's use it as a weapon to create financial independence. Yeah, I mean, what an interesting story there. And that's one of those things that all of us need to remember when we're talking to anybody, whether you're sitting in line at the bank or maybe not the bank because maybe you're walking down the street talking to a homeless person or a friend that you've never went deep with. Everybody has a story. Everybody comes from somewhere and there's depth there that we can truly connect on if we understand, even if somebody is being difficult to deal with or there's compassion and love there that we can engage with, right? And we can understand people better if we know that we all have a story. So you mentioned all this about your understanding of the lack of value proposition of the dollar and what it means to have money and the true value of money, I should say. But where did that value proposition that you mentioned of Bitcoin, when did that flip the switch in you that rather than you were just aware of it, that you actively said you pulled the trigger to do the first action transaction or purchase or something engaging with it? So it was almost going to be 2017. You know, that's when Bitcoin really started to go on its first major mainstream tear where, you know, started really getting people's attention. And I remember pretty early in the year. So, you know, well before December, well before October. So I don't know what level we're at, well below 10K. I remember it hitting headlines. And then that's when I decided to, you know what, it's time to do some education here. I, you know, probably like a lot of people in crypto, once you become fascinated about something, you want a deep dive on it. You want to go full blown, artisanal on it. And so that's a little bit of an aspect of what I did for Bitcoin there. And I remember looking into it and it was Reddit. It was Reddit of all places that I learned about the four -year cycle. So I saw about the four -year cycle pretty early because at that point, we did have a little bit of a spike in 2011 and then a spike in 2013. And then we're starting to spike in 2017. And then once we hit a new all -time high, then that four -year cycle really starts to look pretty clear. And you're like, oh, wow, we're setting up for a repeat of history here. And a lot of smart people were saying, oh, the having Bitcoin will go down. And I remember they're saying, guys, you idiots, 2K is the top. Guys, I know we hit 3K, but surely 4K is the top. And so pretty early in 2017, I just remember thinking, oh, this thing is going to reverse anytime now. It's going to reverse anytime now. It's going to reverse, it's going to reverse, reverse, reverse, because, you know, you see you're like, oh, I could buy this at 3K, should I? No, man, it's going to reverse. And then you go forward a few weeks and it's 5K and you feel like an idiot. You're like, well, I'm definitely not going to buy it now. So during this period, I'm watching it climb and I start doing some research. And pretty early, I got the mentality where I have to wait for it to retrace. It will have what they call a crypto winter. I start learning more about the four -year cycle, and that's exactly what I did. I didn't buy any Bitcoin or any crypto in 2017, I waited till 2018, and then I started buying. I looked, I think the first Bitcoin I bought was from the retracement down to 10, and I think I bought as soon as it got near 10. I remember thinking, oh, it's near 10. Now is when I start buying, and then it went to five, then it went to three, you know, so it kept going lower and lower and lower. But at the time, I didn't really care. I was like, OK, I finally have exposure. Of course, the first coin I bought when I downloaded Coinbase, oh, I'm going to buy that 10K Bitcoin. Whoa, XRP is how much? I could buy so much for $100 versus Bitcoin and I bought XRP. So that was the journey. That was the journey right there. I mean, I can honestly say that that journey is probably echoed by so many different people. You know, a lot of people and I say this, you know, on BitLab Academy, we're talking about these cycles. Everybody, everybody that's ever traded or invested ever has bought a top of an asset and gotten scared and sold at some point. Also, we've all bought a top and sold a bottom. And at the end of the day, it's all about how do you dive in, be ambitiously curious, dive into, OK, how can I fix my broken strategy? Because clearly that's not how people that made money made money. They figured out, OK, there's other data points I can look at rather than just looking at price. And then similarly, the XRP story, whether it's XRP, Shiba Inu, Dogecoin, Cardano, it doesn't matter. So many people come in and it's going to happen even more this next cycle. We're going to have the most onboarding of new adopters coming into the markets than we've ever had in this next cycle because institutions are coming in, because that aware the price breaking past 70, whatever that happens, that's when the hype cycle, the free press for crypto goes out and people are going to say, I can't afford a $70 ,000 Bitcoin. I'm going to go buy a dollar Cardano. And I'm not saying at all Cardano is a bad project, but people need to be curious about the assets they're investing. And so what would you say, knowing the journey you've had and the different sticking points or hurdles or failures, we've all had failures in this space, what we've learned from it. What would you say to somebody that's just coming in there on the fence about coming in or somebody that's watching as a family member that's asking about it? What's the advice for somebody that's stepping in this space? Very basic. Well, first, let me say coin price does matter per coin, separate from market cap. And this sounds dumb. No, the only thing that counts is market cap. No, there is a thing called like retail adoption rate. And if you download an app and all things being equal, same social, same token, same everything, except one has a million supply, one has a billion supply. People are more likely to buy the coin for a dollar than buy one or a hundred of that coin at a dollar rather than buy 10 % of the thousand dollar coin. Even all things being equal, it's just visually, I don't know if it's a visual thing, I don't know if it's just an ego thing like, yeah, I have a thousand of that thing versus I have 10 % of that thing. It just sounds better. So one, coin price does actually matter when it comes to whether or not retail is going to buy it. Might not matter so much for institutional investors, but yeah, that definitely does matter. As far as advice, new people coming in, I don't really like to give people advice of coins outside of top 20, maybe top 30. I'm not not not advice for coins, but more like you're stepping in. Oh, you're stepping in. The first thing you can do is go ahead and sub to Discover Crypto. The second thing you can do is maybe ask yourself, well, why, why am I just trying to get rich? All right, we'll have that be your investment thesis. Do I hate the government printing money? Oh, well, buckle up. You're stuck. You're going to be with us for the rest of your life. I'm sorry. You're a weirdo now. You know, there's going to be different angles. Are you just super into tech? All right, we'll start learning about smart contracts and solidity. So maybe, you know, find out why you would be interested and then that will describe the how or the what.
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"Good morning, everybody. It is September 28th. It's 1130, and it is time to discover crypto. We got Tim and BJ on the ones and twos. How are you two doing today? I'm doing fantastic, man. Alright. Ready for the show. BJ, are you in the silent era? Yes. Okay. He's in the silent era. Guys, we got a great show today. We're going to talk about the Bitcoin 1 %ers. We're going to talk about ETH futures ETF and how a senior analyst of ETFs at Bloomberg thinks it is going to be approved on Tuesday, folks. And that's why maybe you're seeing this huge, huge pump in ETH and a lot of alts as well. Also, we're going to talk about Gary Gensler getting roasted. We're going to replay the clip of the Pokemon cards. It's just too good not to share. Also, AI is alive. It's alive right now. How soon do we have a Terminator 2 style D -Day? Give it about 30 years. 30 years, folks. 30 years. Alright. We'll go ahead and start building the bunker right now. Yes, DC's in the suspenders. I know. If you just had the green bow tie, you and McHenry. Alright. One, I'm not going to wear a bow tie. Nothing against bow ties. Just bow ties aren't for me. I'm going to wear a regular tie with the classic winds or not, or I'm going to wear the suspenders. Yeah. This used to be my old bartending get up. I'll tell you what. You wear the suspenders in the button -up shirt. I'll wear the hoodie, but I'll wear the bow tie with the hoodie, and then we'll complete the whole ensemble. Okay. Okay. So you'll be like Fetterman, and I'll be Fetterman's, like, lowest level employee. Exactly. Yes. What were you going to say, BJ? That's like Voltron, yeah. Yeah, yeah. Then we'll team up. Alright. Well, let's just get right to the market cap story here. Alright. Where are we at? Whoa. Did you see that pump right there? Yesterday, we were up around 0 .4%. Today, we are up 2 .3 % for the crypto market cap. We had passed 1 .1 trillion. 24 -hour volume for the first time in a long time is above $50 billion. We're coming in at $52 billion. Bitcoin dominance, Tim's looking a little happy here. It was 47 .1 for a few days. It is now up to 47 .3. Gas, surprisingly low, only 20 Gwei, but it's actually about double of what it was yesterday, but still pretty low. I was surprised to see that. Alright, let's look at the pricing here. We have Bitcoin up 2 .1%. It is now coming in at 26 ,858 bucks. We have Ethereum past 1600, now 1638. It is up 2 .5%. BNB up 1%. XRP up 0 .5%. And we have Cardano up 1 .6%. Solana. Solana is pumping, folks. We have it up 2 .6. And TonCoin erasing about a third of the losses of the past week. It is up 2 .7%. But I'm ready to look at some of these top gainers. Ooh, look at Bitcoin Cash as well. Have you ever thought about trading Bitcoin SV or Bitcoin Cash? Because they do have pretty big moves. Yeah, no, I mean, they definitely are probably better for trading, especially if you want to stay away from leverage, but you still want to be able to utilize the moves of Bitcoin. But yeah, I haven't ever done it. Don't think I will. Okay. Alright. Well, let's look at the top gainers. Let's look at the top losers here. Wow. We have Compound. It is skyrocketing, folks. And Compound has shot back into the top 100. I have RollBit up 12 % just for today. I have a little bit of exposure to RollBit and a little bit of exposure to Apecoin. And I have a couple comic book issues of Thor, but I don't know if that will affect my pricing there. But it is up 10 .8 % and Apecoin up 7 .4%. Bitcoin Cash coming in as the top five gainer here, followed by Lido, DAL, then Aave, GMX, Maker, Arbitrum, Stacks. And then, hey, look, a little Chainlink way down at the bottom. Do you have any of these alts? You're not much of an alt guy, right? No, I mean, I have alts, but I don't go that deep. The moment I have about eight of them, Aave is one that is close to being on the list of maybe I'll come into it. You know what? You don't want to get into, though. I've been watching a lot of maybe... I think he's going to come on the show in the future. Shout out to Crypto Archie. Archie's been going really deep in some degens that are sitting around like a $4 million market cap, and their chances of 100Xing are greater than others. I do think I'm going to start looking into a real good degen portfolio. It's probably not going to take up more than... 10 % is probably being generous in my entire portfolio, but I like where I am. I'm definitely very top -heavy when it comes to crypto. I'm more conservative with my investments, but I'm going to take a little bit of risk this market. All right, BG says, BCH is my secret crush. My dirty girl, he calls it. Where's the one person? A million dollar vision. We're going to give you a million dollar vision. Hopefully, you can stick around and just be part of that positive message. I believe you will. I'm believing in you. All right, well, speaking of believing, I'm believing today we'll not have any of these these coins in the biggest losers of the top 100 cryptocurrencies here. I'm manifesting it. It's failed in the past, but today I'm feeling good. Let's go ahead and look. What do we have? We have Casper. All right, I'm not pale as it goes just yet. Casper is down only 1 .2, then followed by tethered gold. So this is a peg to gold price here, then gate, then another gold. We have another gold coin essentially losing here, then injective, and then stable coins. Wow, I escaped it today. I escaped it today, but gold's on the way down and I have exposure to gold. So does that count? Any day that stable coins are in your top losers, it's a good day for crypto. All right, can we, before we jump over to the top story here, can we look at some gold pricing and silver pricing here? I want to look at gold on Kitco, and if you want to look at silver, maybe we could check out some prices. I like Kitco, K -I -T -C -O. Here we have gold pulling up. Gold is down $14 for the day, so not a whole lot there when the price is coming in at $18 .61. How soon until ETH passes an ounce of gold? One ETH almost equals one ounce of gold. Costco starting to sell gold. I looked into it. They sell out usually within hours whenever they limit two per customer, but they sell one ounce nuggets right around spot price. All right, what do we have for silver? I don't know if this is the right one or not. I looked it up. This says CFDs on silver. Oh, you're a trading view guy. We like trading view. Shout out to Marcus Seifer. Price slightly down, but it's definitely got a consolidation kind of pattern going on here. Yes, we're still kind of moving, setting some higher lows, but we kind of flat out here. After kind of getting kind of in this region, we've flattened out with these lows. The resistance is getting lower, but I'm going to go ahead and say, Deezy, I think that this is a pattern. Watch what happens to support. We're back down at support, but this is a pattern I would almost lean more towards a move to the upside. Let me look at oscillators on this. Yeah, I'm feeling like that's bullish. I'm feeling like that's bullish. Plus, silver has underperformed relative to gold in the past 10, 20 years. I'm feeling pretty good about it right now. Yeah, no, the charts on the daily chart look more bullish than bearish, I would say. It's kind of sitting somewhat in the middle, but more bullish than bearish. All right, and we have Danny Boy saying, look at 100 coin. Maybe, maybe. We'll see. I don't know. Maybe we'll get some time here. All right, well, let's get into the top story here. ETH, futures, ETFs. What is it going to mean? I also got some short form content. Guys, we have an article talking about these Bloomberg analysts. I'm just going to do the deep dive as well, so let's read paragraph or two, and then we'll just see what exactly they're talking about. Let's go to the source material. Let's go to the source code of the simulation here. Bloomberg analyst shares information leaked from the inside that SEC on Ethereum futures ETF. They gave the good news date, folks. We're talking about Eric Balchunas. He's the senior ETF analyst. We're not talking about the janitor there. We're not talking about, you know, the guy that makes a tweet every now then. We're talking about their senior ETF analyst. And he said in a statement, he has inside on info when the SEC will approve the ETH futures ETF. Now, we know there's inside information. Who's going to have better inside info than Bloomberg senior ETF analyst? I'm feeling pretty good about this guy's sources. Now, you got to be careful. Never trust anonymous sources. But if I'm going to trust one, I might end up having to trust this one. All right, let's see what exactly were they talking about? It all started. Let's James Safart here. Nothing yet, but watching for filings to indicate Ethereum futures are indeed being accelerated for launch next week. All right, so what was he talking about here? Here's a repost from Eric. So Ether future ETFs could be trading as early as Tuesday, folks, as the SEC looks to speed things up and in order to get it done before the looming shutdown, just like they sped up delays on spot Bitcoin ETFs. If so, issuers likely in mad scramble as we seek to update the doc. So we have the government shutdown to thank for this actually getting sped up because we covered it I think two days ago. We looked at when the government shutdown happens, what happens through the individual agencies. If you weren't here, guys, SEC will reduce 90 % of its workforce, CFTC along the same line. So 10 poise, there's only going to be one showing up in that office. That's going to be a very lonely office. So what they're trying to do, they're trying to clear all the paperwork off the desks before it's just that one guy alone. I feel bad for that guy. Who is that guy? Shoot us a message here. All right, well, let's go back to X here. So he was quote tweeting this tweet from 14 hours ago. Well, let's, uh, let's see looking like SEC is going to let a bunch of ETH futures ETFs go next week, potentially. And then he was quoting this tweet. So let's look at that tweet. And then that was the one earlier hearing they might update so they can go on effective on Monday and trade on Tuesday. They've asked filers to update their docs by fry, uh, Friday PM. Uh, I'm guessing that's the end of day Friday. So they have till tomorrow, 5 PM Eastern standard time, get your paperwork done. If you get your spot futures, I'm sorry, your futures ETF paperwork filed, you might be able to trade it on a Tuesday. We're going to go ahead and get that in submitted on a Monday. So this guys, this could be very, very big. Now we have to wait till Monday, you know, nothing set in stone here, but however, according to the analyst, they will approve, uh, of the applications that candidates who do update it by Friday afternoon, and they will begin trading on Tuesday. Uh, how speaker McCarthy rejected the stopgap funding bill advancing in the Senate on Wednesday, leaving us just four days from the fourth partial shutdown of the U S government in the past decade. It is thought that a closure event would deeply affect the sec. It is rumored that the spot ETF applications were postponed early for this reason. So chat, where are you coming in? Are we going to shut down? I didn't realize we had done it four times in the past 10 years. I would have maybe said two in the past 15. That makes me think guys, I'm, I'm starting to lean towards, you know, if you asked me three days ago, I'm under 50%. I'm leaning towards 50%. I might even exceed 50 % by tomorrow. Where were you guys coming in on the odds of a government shutdown? Yeah, I think I'm a little low. I think I'd say maybe 35, 40 % it shuts down. I think they're going to have to do with both sides, but it would not behoove Biden to have that shutdown happen. There's a lot of reasons why they'd want to keep it open. Of course, there's a lot of Republicans in Congress, they're kind of pushing for it. They probably like it. They want it. I think they come to some sort of deal. They don't do it. Guys, should we just break down the alpha for you? You know, a lot of part, what makes this live show exciting is we can do things like BJ, while you go, could you look up October 19, 2021 daily candles on Bitcoin, October 19, 2021? Well, I'm going to be the idiot in the room as usual. So if we removed the debt ceiling and put it on pause till 2025, why would we even have a shutdown? Because it wasn't the entire shutdown when we would hit the debt ceiling. So that's not relevant for another 18 months. Yeah, that is a very good point on the debt ceiling. I think that that's a great question. So maybe that debt ceiling isn't as final as they made it appear because I was being told, oh, once this debt ceiling is raised, we don't have anything to worry about. And then two weeks later, we all of a sudden have something to worry about. So now we need to think about the next time they give us a debt ceiling raise. What the f are you actually doing here? Is it actually nothing? These game devs really need to figure out how they're building their ecosystem, because these rules just don't make sense anymore. They don't make, yeah, yeah. There's a lot of bugs in the code here. All right, we have the daily candles. See the date again? October 19th, 2021. If we just look at about a 30 -day period, maybe 10 days before to 10, 20 days after. Yep. So this is getting close to the top, but it was the, there's the, we ended up beating it out. But October 19th is right here. So it's this candle. We have one more day. We topped out on the 20th. Hover over the 19th. Right there. That is the day we had a Bitcoin futures ETF here. Move more to the right side. Let's, let's get a little bit in. That's the top right here. Let's stretch that Y axis. Let's stretch it out. All right, here we go. Go back to the 19th. Yep. The 19th, right? Let me go over here. 19th is right here. So in the lead up, it pumped, it pumped, but guys, that was a buy the rumor, sell the news. We had one more day. All right. They probably didn't want, you know, Fox Business News and MSNBC to be like, oh yeah, it got approved yesterday. Look at the price. So they gave us another 24 hours of pump. We've got the pump of metal pumping. Then, you know, a new cycle, you're probably not going to want to talk about it 36 hours later, 48 hours. So we got that pump. We got a nice strong pump for 24 hours. And then it went down folks. And then it went down. We went from, I believe that was about 55K, right? No, no, I'm sorry. 65K. 64, 64 .3. And then we dropped down to what about a week later? We got dropped down about 57 .8. All right. So we went from 63, 64, all the way back down to 57. And then we set in a new all time high. What was the amount of days from that low? What's the date? If you just hover, it gives you the date, right? On the bottom, it gives you the date. So date October 28th, it peaked November 10th. All right. So 13 days later. So a week later, it put in a local low. And then two weeks later, new all time high. Will the spot or will the futures ETH ETF play out in a similar way? I don't think we're, obviously we're not going to go to 4 ,500. We're not sending in a new all time high. But what I'm thinking is we might have a similar chart pattern. You're the Bitcoin ETF. In reality, this is only a period. That means we might have. All right. So that's the date. That's we're five days away from Tuesday, right? Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Go back five days from that, from the 19th. So go to the 14th, October 14th. 14th is right here. Boom. Nice big pump. It pumped for five days. Buy the room or sell the news. And then it dropped. And so maybe we're going to have a really good next four days. Maybe. You know, maybe I would say that that's a little bit premature. I think we have to look at a lot of different things going on. Obviously, we're getting close to the part where the market was going to top out and go to the downside. I think there, if anything, the case to be made here, even though there was some pump in that happens here, I would only make the case that this is proof ETFs can't save you from the bear market starting. I think there's I think it's a mixed bag. I think it's a little bit too irresponsible to try to say, well, back in October 2021, this happened. Well, there was a lot of things with timing and a lot of other different things. I think let's watch ETF. It will be bullish long term. But remember, futures ETFs allow both longing and shorting. So volatility is more what I'm predicting, not necessarily a firm. Let me play devil's advocate. That was what a lot of smart people thought was going to be the top or near the top. So if you have some, I have to hold this instrument for six months, and it's October 2021, you have one choice. You open in a long in October 21, you open in a short in October 21. I feel like a lot of smart money is choosing short. Well, let's go to today. We're almost half a year from the having. You have a choice. Are you going to open a long today to cash in in six months? Are you going to open a short today to cash in in six months? I feel like then many more people are going to choose short relative to today. You know what, let's actually that takes us into our next story. Let's talk about the big investors. Will they choose Bitcoin? Will they choose Ethereum? Will they choose, you know, futures or will they wait for spot? Here's what this Fidelity executive has to say. Ethereum investment thesis could be easier for institutions to grasp than this big, then bitcoins. And here is why. This was with the interview with a bankless YouTube channel. I do like bankless Fidelity's director of research, Chris Cooper, I think says the firm's Ethereum investment thesis could be an easier concept for blue chips to understand. With traditional, it's probably more easily go with them something like ether, then show them things where they grasp much quicker than investment thesis for Bitcoin. The investment thesis for Bitcoin, according to Cooper, is to truly understand it, you got to first to dabble into politics, got no little philosophy, got to know some game theory, got to know some economics, got to know some other concepts, you got to know the Byzantine generals problem, you got to know what the white paper is, you got to hate the NSA and the surveillance state. It's a lot, right? It is a lot. I remember that feeling, you know, half a decade ago, maybe more. Well, you know, I learned about Bitcoin, I didn't really get into it to about half a decade ago. I remember watching Andreas Antonopoulos clips on YouTube. And I just, I'm just alone in my living room with, you know, with, you know, maybe Mary J was there, but you know, I'm just alone. I'm watching this and my mind's getting blown here. And I'm just like, my God, I'm just so into what this guy is putting down. And then you go to your friend, and you try to, you're full of zeal. You feel like a religious apostle. And you're like, oh, my God, have you heard this thing called Bitcoin and what it's doing? And then you just get a blank stare back. Yeah. It's like, oh, yeah, I ate the orange pill, didn't I? Yeah. It's taken me back to these feelings here. All right. So yeah, it's a lot. Basically, what I'm saying, it's a lot to wrap your head around Bitcoin, folks. That's all I'm saying. I had the my first exposure to Bitcoin whatsoever was back in 2013. And I was the opposite side of that. What you just said, the staring face. There is this kid I met. He was very passionate about Bitcoin, tried to convince me it was the one world currency that Revelation talks about. He also was a pot farmer. So I looked at him and I said, OK, buddy, good story. Now, it turns out I should have gotten in when he told me to. He he was right. I should have gotten into Bitcoin. But I do hold to when you hear a lunatic who is growing pot for a living tell you that this currency is what Revelation talks about. You got it. You got to at least question it a little bit. I understand people still being stone faced at this point. Yeah. My first two exposure was 4chan and I was like, oh, anything they suggest is a scam, is a honeypot. And they are trying to hack me. And so that honestly, like in a weird way, learning I learned about it from too shady of a source. I was like, oh, yeah, I'm going to stay away from that one. The second exposure was my buddy buying ecstasy pills of Silk Road. And I'm like, again, another thing I want to stay away from. No, man, I'm good. I'm good. And then Silk Road happened. And also he lost his Bitcoin on a hard drive. So I was just like, yeah, I don't know about this, man. I don't know about this. And then eventually, you know, the hook got me there. All right. Well, you know, that's what we're saying about Bitcoin to truly understand it. It is a whole lot, you know, but imagine that you can get in front of them and just say, look, talking about Ethereum, here's the metrics, here's the cash flow, you put in your inputs, and they're looking at it like another financial instrument. And they're like, oh, yeah, that makes sense to me, you can have these scenario analyses where you could get your head around the probabilities. And then that way, people can size their position accordingly. That's how an institutional investor thinks. That's how a good investor thinks. They think around probability scenario analysis. And in fact, they are so strongly about that they capitalize the eye there. That's how institutional investor thinks. They really, they think about the probability scenarios there. So yeah, I think that's a pretty good, pretty good point there.
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
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"It's 7 .40 in London. I'm Stephen Carra. Let's check on the latest market news. for you. Germany's 10 year bond shield has risen to over 3 % for the first time since 11 as we're seeing the global rise on bond markets accelerating this morning. The 10 -year yield now 3 0 1 % up five basis points. We're watching the 30 year yield and the U .S. brushing 5 percent 4 .9 97 % of the moment up seven basis points. The 10 year yield up seven basis points as well 4 .87 % those points in the yield curve at their highest levels since 2007. We are seeing yields rise to across French Italian and Spanish government bonds as well. In Japan earlier we'd seen the five year bond yield hit the highest since 2013 so the higher for longer message playing out across bond markets again today accelerating the right that we've seen over recent days too and that's having an effect across markets we're also looking at the sell -off in equities the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo closing down 2 .3 % Seng the Hang in Hong Kong's one and a quarter percent lower this morning Eurostock's 50 features are four tenths lower FTSE 100 futures three tenths lower heading into the start of cash equities trading in just under 20 minutes time S &P e -minis are six tenths NASDAQ lower futures are seven tenths lower on the currency markets the Bloomberg dollar spot index is a quarter of one percent stronger at the Japanese yen at 149 .23 against the dollar and we're watching to see if it's going to cross the 150 threshold again that is your Bloomberg radio business flash well that's excuse me go to Manchester now where Caroline Hepker is live for us at the Conservative Party Conference. Caroline good morning. Good morning Stephen so this could be the biggest speech of Rishi Sunak's career is expected to address the 800 seat auditorium here up in Manchester the last day of this four -day Conservative Party conference this is the annual gathering what song are they gonna play when he emerges on stage how how long of a standing ovation is he going to get will he use his own life story to talk about his values his plans and and also crucially can he really reset the Conservative Party to face the next general election given the weight of 13 years of governance already one of the big policy areas Stephen that we are anticipating is an announcement
A highlight from Torque Drift 2 - Motorsport comes to Web3
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All it takes is one click, you can subscribe to an elite profitable strategist, set your limits, automate your orders and monitor their trades. I've got some links in the show notes below, one link will take you through to the BitGet sign up page, give you a VIP discount. So learn all about it for yourself thanks to BitGet. And now it is on with the show. My guests today are Aaron Potter and Billy Sullivan. Aaron is the founder and Billy is the COO at Grease Monkey Games, a team I think based in Melbourne building immersive community driven games. For fans of motorsport, crypto, NFTs, Web3, all that good stuff, I'm sure we'll learn all about it today. Welcome Billy and welcome Aaron. Thanks for the invite. Oh yeah, great to be here. So I think what we'll do guys, it's always interesting having two people on the show, so I'll just kind of try and maybe direct questions to you in turn, but we'll do what we do at the beginning of the show. Be fantastic to just learn a little bit about both of you and I guess your personal and and professional backstory the lead up to founding and getting involved with the wonderful world of gaming. So let's start with you Aaron. Sure. So how I ended up in gaming, it goes kind of pretty far back. I come from a visual effects background and I used to do commercials and movies and things like that. So back in my 20s and even before that I kind of did some graphic design and print, but then came games about 12, 14 years ago, I started making games with my brother and together with my visual effects service work, yeah, it's kind of led us into making motorsport games and I haven't looked back really. I love making games. It's very hard, extremely difficult and time consuming, but a lot of fun. Absolutely. All right. Thank you Aaron and Billy. Yeah, for me as well, it kind of goes back quite a while. I've been at Grease Monkey Games for coming up to nine years, but I've been making games since I was about like nine or 10 actually. Discovered that you could make, choose your own adventure games in PowerPoint and in primary school and making kind of these little games and getting my friends to play them and that sort of a thing. And that kind of eventuated into me discovering and programming and modeling and all that good stuff, everything that kind of comes with making games, which was really interesting to me. And so once I kind of discovered games and got into games, especially getting into working with Aaron and on motorsport games, it's been a dream come true basically. And while it is very hard, like Aaron mentioned, it's very kind of fulfilling work. So yeah, great to be here talking with it about you, Andy. All right. Well, thank you, Billy. And Aaron, let's just start with the motorsport thing then. So why motorsport? And has motorsport kind of been a theme since the beginning? It's been, you know what, it does go back pretty far. So my first games that I made, as I mentioned, my brother used to make games very early on when mobile phones had just started making games as apps and stuff, in -app purchases and things like that. So we started doing car racing games back then, and we had some pretty good success. And then I kind of broke away and started doing my own one, set up my own games company. And I'm a bit of a motor head myself. I love cars. I love everything about cars, except building them. That's living up that to my friends. But yeah, it's a very fun kind of gaming genre to be in. It is challenging because when you think of car games, you're often going up against quite big budgets and big studios. So how we kind of tackle it is we try and find our niche within that. So it is very niche motorsport games that we focus on, particularly drifting, which I think is that niche, but it is a bit of a frowned motorsport compared to the rest of the motorsports out there anyway. Yeah. I mean, drifting, I guess it has a unique subculture around the world, but you see even like some of the seen lots of YouTube videos of some of the Formula One drivers practicing their drifting skills and so on. Absolutely. It's like everyone loves it. It's kind of like they're almost ashamed to admit it. Billy and myself go out drifting and we've got drift cars ourselves and it's very addictive to be honest. It's quite intense. It's very loud. And when you're shredding tires and there's a lot of smoke and it's just a lot of fun. It's crazy amount of fun. And just while we're talking about, I guess, real world and real life drifting. Yeah, Billy, what's the secret to a good drift car, do you reckon? A good drift car? Oh, well, rear wheel drive, I think is very critical. Having a hydro, an e -brake, it helps a lot just being able to, yeah, it's essentially an extra set of calipers on the rear wheel that separates it from the brake pedal kind of helps lock the rear wheels up. But outside of that, I think just a good seat and a harness goes a long way to bring that kind of connection to the car. Because if you have a stock seatbelt, you're going to be rolling around everywhere and it's hard to understand what the car is doing. So I think there's any aspiring drifters listening then do those things first. That's kind of what we do first and put a roll cage in for safety. I really enjoy the fact that you guys, you know, motorsport game developers, but also just, yeah, and real life drifters. So I think, Billy, you said at the beginning of the show that Greasemonkey Games, you founded it something like nine years ago. So there must be, give us a little bit of a sense of that journey then. So obviously the gaming industry has changed a lot during that time, of course, you know, the idea of Web3 games on Chain Games was still, wouldn't have been an existence when you founded the company. So just love to understand a little bit about, I guess, what the original vision was and how you've not necessarily pivoted, but just evolved, yeah, with the industry over that time. Yeah, I joined the company nine years ago, but Aaron founded it back in 2013. So I'll handball to you, Aaron, and then I'll kind of chime in at the end around how the vision's evolved. Yeah, cool. Okay, so initially we were doing a lot of service work, not game related. Well, it was interactive installations. So we were making games for large car companies that were set up at like the LA Auto Show and things like that. And so in 2014, we had four installations at the LA Auto Show, and that was with Honda Mazda and Nissan.
A highlight from Soapbox Labs Founder and Ireland's AI Ambassador Patricia Scanlon - Voicebot Podcast Ep 351
"This is episode 351 of the Voicebot Podcast. My guest today is Patricia Scanlon, founder of Soapbox Labs and Ireland's AI ambassador. Welcome back, Voicebot Nation. This is Brett Kinsella, your host of the Voicebot Podcast. Each week for over six years, I brought you conversations with the innovators shaping the future of conversational AI, generative AI, and synthetic media. Today, I have the privilege of welcoming back to the podcast, Patricia Scanlon, for the third time. Scanlon first joined me in 2019 for episode 129 and then returned in April 2021 for episode 206. She is back for 2023, so I guess we're on a two -year cycle. Soapbox Labs is the leader in automated speech recognition for children, and this has made the company an important source of enabling technologies. Speech recognition systems are almost exclusively trained on data from adult speakers, and they just don't work very well with children's voices due to the different timbre, immaturity, prosody, different speech patterns. Scanlon was a university professor and researcher when she first recognized this problem and that it would hold children back from adopting voice assistants, and she set out to fill the technology gap. It's a great story. It's really become important work as well. The technology is now powering applications to help children learn to read, speak, comprehend better, and to assist teachers in assessment and developing customized learning plans. Scanlon and I break this all down, how it's evolving and accelerating as educators rush to adopt new tools to better serve students in our post -pandemic world. We also chat about Scanlon's role as Ireland's AI ambassador, the EUAI Act, in educating the public about AI. I know you're really going to like this one. Next up, speech recognition for kids. It's the transformation of learning and AI in the public sphere. Let's get started. Chris Scanlon, welcome to the VoiceBot podcast. Thanks, Brett. Thanks for being here. I should say welcome back. I think it's been like almost four, three or four years since you've been here. Pre -pandemic. That's all I remember. Yes, it was. So like 2019. So it's got to be four years now. A lot has happened in the world since then. Not the least of which, the pandemic, but lots happened in your business, too. And I really felt like in 2019, your business was really taking off and it's only accelerated since then. So why don't we start there? Actually, I think this would be really good to level set. I mean, we're friends. We've known each other a long time, but I'm not sure everybody knows the story. And you started working on this issue of speech recognition for children a long time ago, and that led to the founding of Soapbox Labs. So why don't you give people just sort of a quick summary of that? Yeah, sure. So I'm an engineer. I have a Ph .D. in speech recognition, AI, as you know, the voice AI space we're now calling it. So I've been in space a very long time and I'd worked across academia, I'd worked across industry, I'd worked at big tech where, you know, we were doing speech recognition for years and I was back in 2013 when I was actually observing my own daughter interacting with, you know, apps. It was the iPad era, you know, app millionaires, do you remember that? And noticing, you know, I was giving my daughter educational apps and services and getting her to play like pre -literacy stuff. She wasn't even four at the time. And I really just noticed that, one, they had no way of assessing whether she was actually able to recall or pronounce sounds and words. And then when I dug into it, it was like, oh, it's no speech tech for kids. It's actually, okay, here's speech tech, let's see if it works for kids. And the more I dug into it, it's like, it really doesn't work for kids, therefore there's nothing available for education and literacy and language learning. And it was kind of like that light bulb moment ago and I'd spent my whole career working in the area of adult speech recognition. And I still had all my colleagues and none of us, you know, that we'd focus very solely on a problem and just viewed kids as just, I don't know, they're slightly different, and voices a little squeaky or something. And then the more you dug in, go, oh no, they're fundamentally very different physically, behaviorally, language wise, and all of this culminated into something that required a bespoke proprietary solution for kids. So that was the path I went on from 2013 onwards. Well, and I think it's super interesting too, because you think about it, it's sometimes it's the thing right in front of you that's the hardest to recognize. And didn't you see it until you had this sort of unique moment because of the iPad, because children were using it, because there are all these apps coming out. And if we think about speech recognition, part of it too is reinforced by the fact that all the corpora, all the data was adult human voices. There really wasn't anything for kids that ended at scale, correct? Yeah, absolutely. I mean, you know, the whole adage of, you know, don't work with children and animals. It's like, you know, it's kind of like this joke we often use inside because it's really difficult. You know, it's so easy to accumulate large volumes of data from adults in any application field. But, you know, there are difficulties, challenges. You can't incentivize children the same way as you can incentivize an adult. You can't, you know, these days there are more data protections around COPPA in the EU and elsewhere in the world. You know, and it was just a case of, you know, that's not easy to come by. It's really, really hard to build this. Kids are different. It was just, there were so many challenges. And to be honest, if I'd known all the challenges ahead of us, I don't know if I would have wandered in there as confidently as I did in 2013, you know. But it has been really rewarding because, you know, it took a lot of learning and patience on all our parts to get this right. Okay. And I do want to get into sort of like the business and sort of the use cases and the value and stuff like that in just a minute. But I think it might be interesting just to like talk about this idea of speech recognition and like what is state of the art for speech recognition? We've seen a lot of changes in that space over the last couple of years. I mean, and you just think about, you know, whisper coming out and seamless from meta, OpenAI's whisper and seamless from meta. But like, maybe just break down very simply the fundamental elements of speech recognition when you're thinking about this as a researcher and building a system for recognition, and then maybe differentiate between the adults and children, because I'm wondering, is it really just, you just swap out the data set? Because I think it's more than that. Yeah, it's more than that. Yeah. I mean, you know, if you think about it, you know, the old approach for speech recognition was like you had an acoustic model, you build models of what the sounds, the small components make up speech, right? And they're called phonemes. There's like 40, 50 of them depending on your dialect. And then once you figured out what the speech kind of sounds like, then you'd feed it into a language model, which kind of uses the language structures and the prediction of what was most likely said, right? The expectation of what was said. And we hear a lot about language models now. As people are beginning to understand what a language, it predicts what you most likely said based on what the population usually says. And that's kind of like the older approach. The newer approach is this end to end approach where you put in the audio and then, you know, it does the whole thing in one go and you have the transcriptions of what was said and it does this end to end matching. That's more the newer version of it. And that's what most people are employing now. And that's fine. And that works great. And again, it's always interesting to me when, you know, engineers and technology and scientists never go about something, you know, sometimes you've got to think about the use case and work back to whether that's the right solution or not. When you think about it, kids, you know, they probably, their language is more like Yoda than it is another adult, you know, especially in the early, you know, they literally flip sound, you know, sounds and then they lisp and they underpronounce and they over punctuate and they elongate and they literally just don't follow the line. And they change their behavior rapidly, even the same child every couple of months is changing their language, right, as they learn. And all that kind of, you know, compounds a lot when you think about how traditional speech recognition systems are built. Even the new approach, right, end to end, it has an expectation of what is being said and it leans quite heavily on that prediction. And that was the big difference in speech technology from 15, 10, 15 years ago versus what we've seen in the last seven or eight years versus what we're seeing now, right, is that language modeling really took off in the last 10 years. And that's where a lot of the acceleration and performance happened. It wasn't really around the acoustics and what it was just, and that's when we started seeing Google Home and Alexa and all those start to perform pretty well because they were beginning to predict what was most somebody in their room, their kitchen was most likely trying to, what music they were trying to play or whatever. And then same with the end to end systems, we're leaning quite heavily and then large language models, we're going to scrape the entire internet, we're going to start predicting what's most likely said, and then you get a five -year -old who just like blurts out something all muddled up and just starts messing with the system that was never designed for that. And you think about people with English as a second language kind of struggle with these things too. You often hear people saying that, it doesn't work as well for them because they're not speaking in a very predictable, predicted way, and therefore it starts to break down. So we had to come at this not just from a data problem, but also in how we build it to get the best response for children. Right, because the prediction model being very important there, if children are using a slightly different speech pattern, maybe not following the grammatical rules as strictly as I'd say adult humans are conditioned to do. That's interesting. Now you've mentioned end to end a couple of times, and maybe it'd be useful for people to understand that, the ASR, NLU being separate together and how you think about that. And also how you think about that changes it because this whole idea of actually having additional context before you make the transcription prediction.
A highlight from Elias Simos: Rated Network - Reputation for Machines = Transparent Blockchain Infrastructure
"Welcome to Epicenter, the show which talks about the technologies, projects, and people driving decentralization and the blockchain revolution. I'm Felix Lötsch, and today I'm speaking with Ilya Simos, who is the co -founder of Rated Network. Rated is providing node operator metrics and ratings for the Ethereum network. Hi Ilyas, and welcome to Epicenter. Thank you Felix, thanks for having me. Huge fan of the show since I joined the industry, so very, very glad to be with you today. Awesome, yeah, I'm also really excited to have you. We have a long history of working together in the staking space, and it's been really interesting to follow your path, and now seeing you build your own project with Rated, which is what we're here to talk about today. But yeah, let's start with the classic basics of, you know, how did you get into crypto and ended up where you are today? Cool. So first touch with crypto started in 2013, I used to live with a really good friend of mine, he found out about Bitcoin and he started talking about it non -stop, started building stuff, talked about it even more. Initially I thought he was kind of nuts and didn't really get it, but then the more we talked about it, the more I got it, but didn't really pay attention too much. When it really clicked for me was in 2015, I'm Greek originally, and so in 2015 was the worst part of the decade -long crisis effectively that Greece was in, and in 2015 we had capital controls come in, huge referendum, should we stay in the European Union, should we break away, that means also like leaving the monetary union, issuing our own currency, and so capital controls was this really gut -wrenching period, if you will, for Greek society at large, it like crippled the economy, all the young people left, but like there are really visceral images that I still have in my mind of very long lines of pensioners around each ATM that you see on the street driving around, talking about 50 people, 100 people, blocks like whole blocks worth of lines, waiting to get their weekly ration of money, and so at that point like I had the sort of the light bulb moment regarding Bitcoin, I was like okay I get it now, non -state money, you're not beholden to this idea of institutions and the way institutions work in the modern financial system, and I really found that appealing, so then started you know researching more, but again not being like very involved, it all sort of came together in 2017 with Ethereum for me, and this whole idea of you know applications that you're able to build on a platform that has like the properties of Bitcoin, but then can extend this logic sort of arbitrarily right, like the vision of the world computer and so on, so spent the whole year just researching stuff, trading, trying to build things with friends, but by the end of it I look back and I was like well you're having like so much fun, and you resonate with like the whole mission of self -sovereignty, and just building something better than kind of the alternatives which is kind of what is the status quo, and I decided to commit myself full -time to the space, so I got a job with a fund called the Central Park Capital, they were just starting out back then, I was the first hire that they made as an analyst, I stayed with them for three years, made a bunch of investments, built a pretty expansive data platform while at the fund when you know Dune didn't exist, token analyst was like one of the earlier data companies that were looking at blockchain analytics specifically, and helped them raise a 75 million dollar fund too, and then I left, and I joined the startup called Bison Trails, which at the time that I joined was, I think it was employee number 20 or so, I was a protocol specialist there, I think it was the second ever person to be called a protocol specialist in the industry, although I know you have been doing like very similar work in your history in the space, so the first was Victor, was my colleague who hired me in basically, and at Bison Trails, as it was validators as a service, that's what we were building, we ended up building a pretty large platform I think at the top of the market, it was north of 30 billion dollars on platform, a year later we were acquired by Coinbase, and then I stayed there for another year before I branched out on my own to Foundrated with my co -founder Aris, but super happy to talk to you about the of internals the story there, but I want to let you ask whatever questions.
A highlight from UNCHAINED: Why All 10,000 OnChainMonkey NFTs Will Move From Ethereum to Bitcoin
"Arbitrum's leading Layer 2 scaling solutions can provide you with lightning -fast transactions at a fraction of the cost, all while ensuring security rooted on Ethereum. Arbitrum's newest addition, Orbit, enables you to build your own tailor -made Layer 3. Visit arbitrum .io today. Buy, trade, and spend crypto on the crypto .com app. New users can enjoy zero credit card fees on crypto purchases in the first seven days. Download the crypto .com app and get $25 with the code LORA. Link in the description. Today's guests are Danny Yang and Bill Tai, co -founders of Medigood and creators of Onchain Monkey. Welcome, Danny and Bill. Hey, Laura. Great to be here. Thank you, Laura. Honored to be here again. Bill, you were my third guest, if I remember correctly. So… Yeah. Pleasure to have you back. You're the star of the industry, kind of, at the Necker Blockchain Summit. I know. I can't believe that was over seven years ago now. But anyway, so part of the reason that I brought you two here was to discuss some recent issues, you could call them, in the Bitcoin ordinals world. And it affects you as creators. But first, why don't we give everybody the backdrop of what you've been doing. And we'll start with your backgrounds pre -Medigood. So, Danny, would you like to start? Yeah. So, I'm Danny Yang, pre -Medigood. I started a Stanford Bitcoin meetup back in 2013. That's when I met Bill, actually. So that's how he connected. True OG. Yeah. Early days of Bitcoin when we were all very, I guess, excited by what we could do. And I had the sky's the limit. And Bitcoin was the center of attention for everything. It was really the only thing. And I started a cryptocurrency exchange in Taiwan called MyCoin, that's doing well today too. And then a couple of years later, I started a blockchain analytics company called Bloxier that was then sold a few years after that. And Bill also was the first investor in both of my, those two Bitcoin and crypto companies that have been busy in this space. And just excited to see what's happening today too, what we're going to talk about because of the new happenings for Bitcoin in particular. And Bill? Yeah. And Laura, I think obviously you've known me for quite a while, but I somehow was able to see some kind of interesting future for Bitcoin back in 2010. That led me to doing some work on a bunch of different things. Some of the more notable companies that came out of the industry at that time were Bitfury, of course, where I put together the funding for their first major ASIC chip. Still chairman of the board of Hut 8 Mining, which we spun out of Bitfury, it used to be our Canadian operation and had funded a bunch of interesting projects like AirSwap with Joe Lubin and Mike Novogratz and Power Ledger and some other things. But Danny, having been the founder of the Stanford Bitcoin Meetup Group, and Laura, you will remember even back on Necker Island, what I wanted to do was create something like the Homebrew Computer Club for this segment. And Danny had already done that. So as I was attending the Stanford Bitcoin Meetup Groups, young startups like Zappo or BitGo or Coinbase or whoever would come and present at his meetup. And I just identified Danny as a node with a lot of talent given his PhD in computer science at Stanford and every question that I had that was technical, he could answer. And so one day I walk up to him and I said, hey, if you ever start a company, I'm writing a check. And that became the first company he mentioned. And I funded it along with some real OGs like Charlie Lee, Bobby Lee, Jed McCaleb, people like that. And then that turned into another funding for Blockseer. Both of those companies have been successful. And third time around, you know, I was like, Danny, let's do this one together. So I wrote a check and we put together Medigood.
A highlight from Special Guest Krista Kim on Web3, Wellness, and Digital Consciousness
"Hello, and welcome to Crypto Cafe with Randi Zuckerberg, where we embrace newcomers and experts alike to all things crypto, NFTs, artificial intelligence, and all the latest disruptive and innovative technology. I am thrilled to bring you an exciting special guest episode today, focusing on tech as a mechanism for wellness. Definitely, for more on this topic, you can check out all of our resources at HUG, that's the HUG .XYZ. And with that, I am so excited to introduce today's special guest, who has been a guest on my radio show before. We had such an incredible conversation that I wanted to bring it here to the podcast. Christa Kim is a digital artist and founder of Techism. Her work explores the concept of digital consciousness. Also the co -founder of creative immersive production studio, Zero Studio. Her work has been featured everywhere, Christie's, Sotheby's, Times Square, Venice, you name it. Christa, what a pleasure to have you on the podcast today. It's such a pleasure to be with you today. Thank you, Randi. Anytime that I get to talk to you is a great day. I'd love to just hear a little bit about how you got into the digital art world. What inspired you? Was there one aha moment or was it a series of events? I love that question. Well, it actually came about when I was living in Japan. I was painting and I was very much interested in creating Zen art because I was very influenced by the art in Japan because there's so much Zen. It's really the pinnacle of Zen art and craftsmanship. It was in Kyoto when I visited, I was living in Tokyo for three and a half years. Kyoto is the place that really changed my life. It was in 2015 that I had my first encounter with the Roenji Temple Garden, which is one of the most sacred Zen gardens in the world. It was built about 500 years ago by Zen monks. My encounter with it was very, very shocking. Not shocking in a jolting way, but a revelation because the space was so Zen. It was composed so beautifully with a beautiful negative space, the concept of ma, creating the negative space as part of the composition and having an actual value in the composition. Zen came over me and I thought, my goodness, it's an immersive experience that these Zen monks created hundreds of years ago. I came away from that knowing that I too wanted to participate in this movement. It was when I was enrolled in the La Salle College of the Arts, Masters of Fine Art program in Singapore. I moved there in 2010. It was around 2011, 2012 when I started to really consider digital, of course, the future because my smartphone, social media, this was really taking over my interaction with pen and paper. I thought, light is the new ink. That's when I decided I want to use the screen because I saw that the screen was just so addictive and that TV screens also were very addictive. I thought, I want to use a screen as a mechanism for Zen, for healing, for wellness. That's what began my journey. It's so beautiful. I'm wondering after that experience, what is it that makes you get up in the morning and motivates you? What's the impact that you want your art and your life to have? I want to create healing, inspiring, and art that brings people together through the digital medium. I want to bring it around the world. I want to change people's consciousness from that of passive consumers into conscious co -creation. I want people to be empowered through creativity and also understand that ancient practices of meditation and well -being and wellness, all of these ancient practices that have basically served humanity for thousands of years should be reinterpreted for the digital age. That's what really makes me wake up in the morning and is motivated to create. I meditate every day, Randi. It's transcendental meditation that truly transformed my life and I really began to do it seriously while I was enrolled in the Masters of Fine Art program in Singapore. I started in 2013 and it has really informed my mission and to bring meditation to the masses through the digital medium.
Monitor Show 12:00 09-21-2023 12:00
"2013 and now they're at 80 % Wow in terms of all new vehicle sales are full EVs But in the u .s.. Something seems to be holding us back right now about 7 % of new car sales or EVs But we're waiting to get to that tipping point where all of a sudden. We're off to the races We still have not hit it nice the Norwegians leaving the way and EVs how cool is that? Yeah, I just got the regular old gasp happy as a clam. We'll see how it plays out. This is Bloomberg Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg radio This is Bloomberg markets with Paul Sweeney at met Miller We got a lot of green on the screen here, but the volume is light We constantly underestimate the strength of the u .s.. Consumer This is a market that's much more optimistic or bullish than maybe its central bankers are breaking market news and insight from Bloomberg experts There's still some concern out there in the market that there is groups where things to deteriorate a little bit more than what they're indicating As small and medium -sized businesses struggle they don't present as much competition the supply chain has still got dislocations Globally and here in the u .s..
A highlight from Store of Value and Proof of Work with Ben Justman, Founder of "Peony Lane Wine" - September 18th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, all right. Good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. Happy Monday. It is time for another awesome week in Bitcoin. Man. It is so cool getting up on a Monday morning. You know, most people are like, oh, God, it's another Monday. They don't even want to get out of bed. They're dragging ass. They're like, oh, but Bitcoiners are like, let's go. All right. Good morning to all of you, Lisa. Good morning, Peter. Good morning, Mickey. Morning. Good morning. Don Bay Terrence. Good morning to all of you. Shout outs to my cobart in the audience. Joe Carla. Sorry. Hi, guys. Alex, the other Alex, there is another Alex. Alex talks tweets. She works at Swan. Shout out to you. You're welcome to come up. She does some amazing stuff. I'm not there's other people in the audience here who work for Swan. I'm not going to talk to you because you guys have some semi names. I don't know. Anyway, morning, Jacob as well. Welcome back from your golf excursion or the weekend. Tone vase morning there on you an invite. I just found out I'm on a panel with tone vase for Pacific Bitcoin. I'm moderating tone vase and Pierre Richard and Jimmy song. That's awesome. And I guess our mission is to talk about shit coins. So for whatever that's worth. All right. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin episode four hundred and thirty six. Shout outs to our supporters on Fountain and Noster Nests. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise, teach the other seven billion people on this planet why there's hope because of this bright orange feature we call Bitcoin. Today's show, we're going to be discussing BTC performance versus other assets. There's a tweet Saylor put out with a really interesting chart. We'll be talking about that. United States interest payments are at insane levels and the near perfect energy arbitrage of Bitcoin later today. We have Ben Justman from Penny Lane Wine coming on the show. Very excited. He's an example of the Bitcoin circular economy. So you've got people who are craftsmen making really fine high end things and they're selling them directly to big winners. And man, I love to see it because this is the future. Like we're moving away from this entire consumer rush, rush, rush, get on the hamster wheel, make money that is constantly devaluing and then spend it on shit that you're going to replace one month or one year from now because it's garbage. But that's the entire consumer economy system. It's insane. But Bitcoin is switching that. I think we're going to flip this thing completely on its head. How long will it take? I have no idea. But I think it's coming. Anybody have any opening comments you want to make before we start digging in here? Just that the coffee and the Bitcoin charts are hitting hard this morning. So let's go. Yeah, what's up with that? I saw there was something like, I don't remember the exact stat, but the open interest has is skyrocketing, I guess. We went from twenty six, what is this, five ish to twenty seven thousand two hundred and thirty ish per Bitcoin right as of right now this morning. Lisa Huff, what did you do? You know, I missed the days when Bitcoin was actually volatile, like I am excited to see that it moved and I was also excited to see that it moved down last week. But as for me personally, Alex, what you said is correct. Bitcoiners were ready to get up and do it. And in the last several months, I have, because of Bob Burnett's lovely wife, Lola, I heard a comment that she said she made about health and fitness. She said you have to approach it like it is your lifestyle. Yeah, kind of kind of changes things up. I'm raring to go at like five o 'clock in the morning. Start workout, just went to Pilates. That's my whole life story, guys. Now you know it. Nice. I like it. I think it's awesome. Like I've shifted also because now I'm on the East Coast. So the showtime starts differently for me now. And I have time first thing in the morning, get up and go do physical things. And man, it's it's been amazing. It's been awesome. You've got to exercise for life to keep your life long and healthy. It is a lifetime thing. And finding something that you enjoy doing while you exercise is critical to that. Personally, since I'm on the West Coast, I make my bed and it's a successful day before Cafe Bitcoin. And I am not qualified to discuss anything, just so everybody knows. It's all good. Shout out to Mike Germano in the audience, throwing you an invite if you would like to come up here and obligation to do so. Alex, good morning. Welcome. I think this is the first time you've been up here now. Hey, good morning, everybody. Yeah. Thanks for inviting me up. This is a lot of fun. I'm always listening while changing diapers in the morning and doing the whole mom thing before I clock in. So thanks for having me. Yeah. What are you excited about in Bitcoin and with Swan and with everything? What are you excited about? Wow. That's a loaded question. But I mean, short term, I am stoked on Pacific Bitcoin coming up. I sent out an email blast this weekend. Hopefully many of you guys received it. And I heard you mention your panel, Alex. And the description in the email of that panel is... So the title is Shitcoin Slayers, but that's pretty awesome. And basically, shitcoiners are shaking in their boots and stand no chance against Alex, Tone Vays, Jimmy, Pierre. There'll definitely be some fighting words and not some subtle jabs. It's going to be an awesome talk. Yeah, just a lot of good stuff in the pipeline for PB. Hope to see you guys there. Tone Vays, good morning. We're on a panel together. Good morning. Yeah, I saw that in the email that you were sending that over. Yeah, so that's great. Do you guys know which day that would be? That first day or second day? I have no idea. I just literally just found out myself because I got the email just like everybody else. It's funny, right? They're like, they don't even tell me. Yeah, no, it's good. I actually tweeted out just last night. Ethereum had a brand new weekly low 12 -month close against Bitcoin. And that is a very weak TA symbol for Ethereum. And it's already going down a little bit today as well. So I think, yeah, shitcoins are in a bit of trouble. But the weird thing is, though, have you guys seen what is going on over in Singapore right now with token 2049, which pretty much has become the biggest shitcoin conference in the world? It is crazy. That conference is so scary to me. It tells me that shitcoiners still have an unreasonable amount of money. And maybe the bear market's not over yet. I don't know if anyone's seen the party videos from there. No. What I wonder about is, in this next cycle, are they tapping Asia? Are you going to see a lot of shitcoin conferences over in Asia? And are they going to be gigantic? Oh, I was going to just say probably. But the scary thing is that that conference was massive. And they're renting out sweets with the best views of the... Let's get some context. Let's get some context. What do you mean by massive? What does this mean? What does massive mean to you? Numbers? Do you have an idea of a number of attendees kind of thing? I don't. I'm assuming 5 ,000 to 10 ,000 people. I wasn't going to watch that much. But it was like the after party, right? Like renting out the most expensive restaurant in Singapore. Getting front row seats or the best views of F1, a race that was happening the day after the event. If you just do the hashtag token2049 and just look at their after parties, I don't think anyone really cares. It seemed like a borderline Bitcoin 2022 or one of their older ones. It was insane. And based on how well the shitcoin community is doing, I'm like, man, this bear market may not be over yet. Well, Tone, they're long on other people's fiat, but that tells me they're short on their own tokens. That's why they're spending so hard. It's possible. Is Ethereum ever going to make new highs against Bitcoin? Nope. No, no way. And I said that on a show. I was on Ben Cohen's podcast and a lot of his audience is apparently shitcoiners. And I said that no shitcoin has ever made a new high versus Bitcoin in the following bull market of Bitcoin. Like it's never happened. Actually, I did find one exception. That exception was Doge. But that's because of Elon Musk. It's not because of anything Doge did. And BNB, right? No, BNB never really pumped in the 2017 market because it was just launching then. So BNB's high is the 2021 bull market, and that will never be surpassed. In the case of Ethereum, it's the 2017 bull market. In the case of Litecoin, it's the 2013 bull market. So if a token has been around for like a full year before the bull market, that is its ultimate high. Like it never breaches it. Ethereum will never break its 2017 high. No way.
A highlight from Caroline van der Plas
"Up, person de ketitel, a respect van vlees en bloot, for the keike die we luestern, and the luesterer die go keiken. Keike and luestern are... Caroline, van der Plas, welcome! Thank you! Eindeke eef rist? Euhm, neewen ik sie tom ik jou. Haha, there you are. Dit is heedleker eef een sprekjeso. Ja. Euhm. Euhm, dit is heedleker eef een sprekjeso. Euhm, neewen ik sie tom ik jou. Haha. Euhm, neewen ik sie tom ik jou. Haha. That doesn't happen all the time, but we do our best for it. That's a lot of work to do. So, since the general over -winning, with the rules... ...a club in the Netherlands... ...is it enough? No. No, the over -winning of 15 months... ...that took all the provinces together... ...and the United States... ...the formation of the colleges of the United States... ...the first came, and we said no. It was a long day for now. All uni, all cities and states... ...and all cities together... ...took a lot of time... ...and we came together in the same way. That's right. And Caroline for the Plus is the overall winner. Yes. You come to the overall table. So sick. Yes, yes, sicker. So we're going to take five or six years of Israel... ...in a module. Yes, clubs. What do you need? What do you need? Now, I have a lot of work to do. I work here, naturally... ...and a lot of work by income citizens... ...because, yes, I don't belong here. I come with my parents... ...and I also like to see that I'm still living here. I have a lot of work to do. Of course, Israel has a lot of work... ...by the opening of MBO here... ...and they say to me... ...you don't have time for that... ...but I'm still living here. I'm still living here. That's why I have a lot of work to do. It's a lot of work for people... ...a lot of work for people. I have a lot of input, so... ...yes, I still have a lot of work to do... ...with my kids. Well, that's it. We're really looking forward to it. You're a journalist. Yes. Are you more? No. I'm not more. No, you're not. You're more of a journalist... ...than a journalist. Yes. Who is more of a journalist than you? Yes, my father. My father was a journalist... ...a sports journalist... ...by David Dagblad... ...and, yes, at the same time... ...I also worked with a lot of sports... ...and so on... ...and I found out... ...that I really liked what he did... ...and that I really liked the Redaxi. What kind of sport was that? I've played a lot of amateur football... ...a lot of times in David... ...and I also played with the Eagles... ...because I think it's the most important thing... ...to be able to drive a motorcycle... ...and to be able to drive the Redaxi... ...and, yes, it's a little... ...but I also really liked the Redaxi... ...and I found out that I really liked... ...a lot of people... ...with a lot of spinners... ...and what -not... ...and coffee halls... ...for the journalists... ...and so on. I also liked the chocolate milk... ...because I thought... ...that I would also be able to help... ...with the KISS Rave. And so on... ...I really liked it. So it's a lot of fun. So it's not so much the journalistic... ...in the interest of where I'm going. No, my father gave me that offer. And he said... ...that you can't do anything... ...and you're not going to do anything... ...and you're not going to do anything... ...and you can't do anything else... ...and you have to pay for it. So it's a lot of the Redaxi work... ...and then the work comes up. So we all have to do something else. And... ...no, that's what I just said. Yeah. The question of whether or not... ...you're going to stick to it... ...can I ask? Yeah, yeah. No, yeah. I'm going to ask you to do something else. And say... ...you're not going to do anything else. No, no, no. I don't know if you know... ...the journalists... ...or the younger generation... ...with which I contacted China. I don't want to get into a Gladiator List... ...but I think it's also a big part of the younger generation. You know, younger generation always SCREAMS... ...about whether you're going to talk about their kind and... ... Their own states and things like that. So we can really talk about younger generations... ...who are going to talk about their own state. I always think that the criticism... ...and everyday else is applied to younger generations... ...so sometimes we think of younger generations as Russian... ...as being assume that it's not just you. We have had insane fish. They don't mind that that's not the best. We can do it without drugs. But we still have to find a way to double this on paper instantly In the mayoralpanels. Can you repeat the question in my context? Yeah well, our publictime support goes back to the start of the setup of the FC times, and to prevent so many types of emergencies. it works .pparang The pattern will break, in the states too fast. This will be ideal cherry grass, but that has to be done spiritually. They are very special for the society. This thing isDexter from the point of view of thephone. What about the speaker? There are several questions that you can answer. At least for a Rocky Buss. It's not that it's a big name, it's just a realistic name. But that's what we're talking about. Maybe if we're talking about problems? Yes. What do you think about that? I think that I'm 33 years old now. Yes, I'm not, but I'm an adult now. Yes, you are. Yes, I know, but... You don't have anything else to say? No, no, my ears are not really working. No, I don't have anything else to say. I'm not sure, but I'm not sure. But it was more that we were actually not really talking about the fact that we were talking about the fact that we were talking about the fact that this restaurant, the cafe, which is called Dina Weis, was a place that was closed for the first time. It was closed for the first time. And now that it's closed, the cafe is still closed, so it's hard to say. And you're from Bine, too? Yes, that was for him a question that is not working. There is no real time for it. No. There comes, well, a normal work up your ass. Yeah. And what you can do is take a stand from a bisturier to an angst for a new party. Yeah. The ground is open. Each year, at least, there's a tour back of the Bible, and stuff like that, so there's no real time for it. There is no real time for this party. It's open. So, it's a bisturier with the hand behind it. And that's what, what's the name of Caroline's bisturier? Her lance bisturier, that's what you're talking about. Yeah. No, it's a bisturier, but I think that we're seeing that we're already open to it. We're always open to it, that we're always looking at it, and that's what's next. And, of course, it's been a long time. And that's what we're seeing is the need for employees. And we're seeing employees that are always looking for a new job, a new job, a new job, a new job, So we're not too far away. So, we're not too far away. So, we're finally in the middle of the day. And, of course, we're having a good time with the candidates. We're having a lot of fun. We'll be doing some work with the candidates, we'll be doing some good things, and we'll be doing some good things. And we'll have a tour where we'll be able to get to know the candidates. So, yeah. Yeah, I think that I think that yeah, what is it? I think that it's a very important thing for the candidates. Because I see it on the wall. I'm not a fan of the wall. Yeah. I think that I think that we're not going to be able to do anything or do anything. Or, I guess so. But, what's your job for your audience? What's your job for your kids? Well, for my first job, I was really lucky. I thought I had a job, of course, and I thought I was very lucky. But I thought that it would be nice for my audience to be able to do something. And it would be nice to be able to do something if it were honest, if it were a technique, or something for my audience. What was it? Yeah, I think I was in the middle of the class. I was 13, 12, 13 years old. I was in the middle of the class. I was 13, 12, 13 years old. When I was really lucky. I didn't have any other things to do. I didn't go to school or other things to do. So, that was my thing. But, I did it. I got to have my own thing. And I was interested in it. I wasn't interested in it. I wasn't interested in it. I was very interested in music, pop stars, French, that kind of thing. So, what kind of music were you interested in? Aspen, ballet, and The Renderer, Ultra Fox, U2. That was the biggest thing. Were you interested in music? Yeah, I wasn't interested in music. I was interested in Spotify, so I wasn't interested in music. I thought, oh yeah, you can't do anything amazing. You have to do things in your head. You have to do everything amazing. Yeah, that's the thing. That's the thing that you have to do in your head. Yeah. on the other hand, you have to do things intuitively. Yeah. And that's another thing in politics. Yeah. No, I have a lot of things that in my head are the biggest things that the United States was in. The United States was free and I wasn't interested in music. I wasn't interested in music at all. I was interested in music. But I didn't have the best set of shows. I had a lot of things that I had done that the United States was free. I was not interested in music. It was good. Good. It was It was good. I was music. It was good. I didn't set of shows. The United States was free. The father was free. Man was free. The author was free. Most of the were free. In fact after that I was excited about my would you be more clear with the history of the place, the land and the state? Yes, I was at my base, but in the period before I came, I was in overland. My father was there in 2013, overland. So he didn't have much money. But my brother, my mom and my friend Henk, they visited as well. And they told me to come back. I was there in 2013, and I was there in 2013, and I was there in 2013. So I was there in 2013, and I was there in 2013. But I was there in 2013, and I was there in 2013. And they had a great experience. They came up with this idea of the Great Lakes. So, yeah. But who is that in the region that believes everything about it? And is there no state for it? Yes, then you have to think about what I'm talking about. Yes. Yes, it's a little different. If a person lives, has a loss of the right to be part of it, they have to go back home with a little bit of a miss. There's also the period that you're sick. It's going to be very difficult. Is it going to be very difficult? No, it's not. I think it's going to be very difficult. But, yeah, overland. In a health care process, I can take care of it. Yes, I think it will have a lot of impact on my health. I think that, with a lot of people, it's difficult to get enough of it. You have to take care of it. You have to take care of it. It's a little bit difficult to get enough of it. But if you see that you have a lot of pain and loss of health, that is a lot harder. That is not a good idea. That I think is a little bit hard. have That you a lot of pain and loss of health. That you don't have a lot of pain, that you're sick. And that's what I really want to hear, from the fact that it's over -layed, that it's all over the place. Is it a sort of good off -site? That you have a lot of pain? Yes, for sure. That's what I wanted to hear. A hundred percent. Overall, it's what I want to hear. That's what I want to hear. If someone has a heart attack and is sick, then they don't have the person who is sick. But you have to take care of it. That's what I want. That's what I want to hear. That's what I want to hear. And if they do that, then they will have a lot of pain. And that's what I want to hear. A lot of things can be explained. And it's sort of off -site, in the sense of, no, we don't have a lot of pain. We don't have a lot of pain. So that's a big deal. Yes, that's a big deal. A big deal. A lot of people do that. And that's a big deal. For someone who has a lot of pain, that they don't have a lot of pain. But I really want to hear it. And that's what I really want to hear. It's a very important moment that you have met Okaa. And you have to think about what it can mean in one day. And you have to work with it. You have to work with it. So you can take care of it. All of that will happen. You have to work with Okaa. And if it works, then it's not going to work. And that really is a real fact. It's not going to work. It's not going to work. So it's an important moment. Our lives and our practices will work together. So if you have a partner, or maybe even a partner, you have to think about it. If it doesn't work, it's not going to work. And realize that people don't have a lot of pain. No, they can't. No. And you don't have a lot of pain. Yes. You have to have a lot of pain. No, no. A lot. A lot of pain. A lot of pain. A lot of pain. Yes. Yes. No, but I've been very much involved in my family. My direct family. My sons. My mother. My brother. My life. That I really feel very good. That it's going to work. In the end, it's a very difficult thing to do. And how I want to do it. Is the state of your life, well, on your own right. Or on your own right. But if my own right is there, well, on your own right. That's it. I find it very difficult. That you have to be good at your own right. And after all, especially from my mother, my friend, my kids, have you ever felt yourself? Yes, it's a good thing. It's a good thing for me. It's a good thing that I'm on the court. I'm in a burnout. That I overcome my own right. That's what I'm talking about. Yes, I know. I'm a good man. I don't want to sit in the bibber as a rich guy at the bank. But if I'm going to be able to do it, it's a good thing. I'm a little bit of a man, but I'm a good man. If I can do it myself, I can do it myself. It's a good thing that my son can do it himself. I'm a big man. I'm a little bit of a man. I'm good at my own right. And I find it very difficult. I find it very difficult for people to do it myself. Yes, because you go to the middle, you have a hope in Bangladesh for a lot of people who are living in the States. That's a political point. But, it's a very big challenge for people to be in the States and be able to do it. And for people to be in the States, I think it belongs to you. Yes, it does. Yes, I think... ...you feel bad in your life, or have bad in your life, then... ...it's as if you make a thing out of it, that you think... ...is it really a bad thing, or is it a drug? And I think, no, it's totally not a bad thing. The people in my life are like a group. I have other things to do. That's why I think it belongs to you. But that's what's wrong, I think. I have a lot of talk about what the ungriving of my fund is... ...but now it's more about my base. My father was a journalist. He was a doctor. My mother was a reporter. She was a reporter. A CDR. A CDR, yes. You can't blame it. You can't blame it, then. No, yes, yes. I feel that it's really a bad thing. And we can work together. We can work together. But that's not the case. No, it's not that. I think it's a drug. I think it's a drug... ...to realize that people... ...who have a letter on their hands... ...have to pay for it. I think it's a bad thing. So I don't think it's a drug. There's no social media. But I think it's a bad thing. I'm a bit scared. But we don't have that. I think it's a bad thing. Yes, it's a bad thing. It's what you're saying. Yes, it's true. It's true. But it's true here. It's true. It's true. Like Savannah was talking about. Or like a little girl. I think it's a bad thing. I think it's a bad thing. I think it's a bad thing. And then there's politics. And then there's politics. I don't think it's a bad thing. But I'm aware of politics. That's what I'm talking about. People are asking for money and money. And that's what's coming out. Irish blood. Yes, I think it's a bad thing. Yes, yes. Is that a thing you're talking about? That you're not talking about Irish blood? In my personal life? Yes, of course. We have a lot of Irish blood. We have a lot of Dutch families. But I also have a lot of Irish families. And they say that I'm poor. But when they say that I'm poor, they say that I have a lot of other problems. In family, my my mother used to say that she had children. She used to work in a mail factory. She had a lot of children. And she had children. She was very poor. So she was very poor. But it was all right. It was all right. It was all right. Everyone was welcome. It was in the eyes of nature. She was very poor. She was very poor. She was the oldest. She was very poor. But she was very poor. That's what she thought. She was poor. And she was very poor. She was only eight years old. And she wasn't very old. She had two brothers of the Philippines. But she was very poor. And she was very poor. She was young. And she was very poor. She was straight and had a coma. And that was what she knew. She had three children. She was very poor. And she was very ill, she had a lot of children. Yes, she was very ill. No, she was very poor. She was a child. And in Limerick, she used to think that I that think the state of life, there is a state of life all over the world. The state of life in the middle of the channel. It's a big part of the roadblocks. It's a big part of the society with meteors. And that's why it's so much more controlled. And not only that, but also the IRAs. They were based on the boomers. And as we know, a boomers was created. There were a lot of strangers and strackers. That was a period when a lot of people... Yeah, a lot of people were in the Republic of Ireland.
A highlight from Chat #84 - Layers, Payments, and Relays with Utxo
"I'm not like really trying to make money with no less, you know, I really just want Bitcoin to be money I want my merchants to accept it. I want businesses that I go to all my friends to accept it I I just want it to be money You to Welcome the show, dude It's really really good to have you and I feel like we should have done this Already like we've been talking long enough and shooting the shit about damn near everything We're building and working on and all the projects and everything that it it should have been obvious We should have done this like three months ago. Well, we finally did it's on the books. We are we made it man We got it on the calendar. I had a calendar invite Professional and everything God. Oh my god. Is that like an automatic email that sent out to you? I didn't even do it like is like magic so professional almost like there's a business over here. Okay? Well, dude welcome and I'm I'm really stoked to get into this So the first thing I want to do just for obviously the audience But actually a lot for me because I don't really know a lot about your background and have a lot of the things we talked About like stuff you've worked on but give me give me the give me the setup, you know Like give me the the prologue to where we are now for mr. UTXA All right. Well, thanks for having me. First of all, I When it comes to Bitcoin, it's probably similar to like everybody else in the world, you know, like I heard about it mad early Thought it was stupid You know and then I used it a little bit for online poker To like because there's a lot there's a lot of censorship and online poker like, you know visa Masticar like didn't allow it certain countries. Anyway, it was a big nightmare, but Bitcoin made it so easy what you was when was this? It's probably like 2013 2014 Timeframe or whatever. Oh, yeah So this is like what about online poker? I forgot that that was there was like that corner during during those days Yeah, man. Yeah, it was big and like every site basically had it But The thing so that was kind of like my second touch point I'm like now I'm actually using Bitcoin but I hated it because it's like, okay Yeah, I can withdraw from it But the next day I go to a new site and I lost 30 % of my money It's like why did I spend all this time grinding just so big Yeah, it was ridiculous man So I just I hated Bitcoin even more Okay, and now 2017 rolls around now now it's ripping and I feel stupid. I'm like man I had all this this Bitcoin and I got it from the online poker sites You know, like it was like in the in the tens of bitcoins, right? So now I feel so stupid. So I'm like now I just buy in like right at the top of 2017 Get fucking wrecked, right? Yeah, so that but that's when I was like Instead of like selling I just did the like Bitcoin or cope thing and I'm just like, oh no I'm just gonna like hold and I don't care that I just like it wasn't a lot of money that I put in You know at that time But just like how to make it hurt a lot less but yeah But like, you know, it gave me a chance for my orange pill to like digest or whatever and then And then 20 the slow release exactly. Yeah Yeah slow release and then you know 2020 rolls around and then like everything starts to come true like all those like cope stories that I've been like Listening to over the years. It's like wait a minute. This is not a cope story It you know, this is where we were going yeah, this shit is actually real so that's when I was like, alright I'm a Bitcoin or true and true, you know, like after kovat that that was it for me So that's like that's my Bitcoin story, man. Nice. Nice What were you what led you to the development stuff that you're working on? Like what were you doing before that? so My main business is actually like AI even though like my passion is all in Bitcoin and noster like freedom tech and stuff. Like what's been paying the bills for me is like doing AI So I built a bunch of like AI affiliate sites AI sass apps That I just like that. I just own but then I got kind of bored with that I was just like so passionate about Bitcoin and freedom type I've been doing that for like probably three years now, but the truth is it's like I'm not really It's not enough to pay the bills, right? So it's like thankfully the AI has been like doing well So it gives me a free time to like work on what I love with Bitcoin So that's really been it. I mean I started using BTC pay server. That was like my first way I just wanted it on my website to accept payments But it didn't have a lot of the features that I wanted. So I just I started building them for myself It was a selfish thing. Really. I just I wanted the functions to work on my site. So I started contributing and just, you know the path it just kept opening up and now lightning and Yeah, so that's that's kind of like the origin story of Getting into dev for me. Did you build with BTC pay server for a while or Like did I use it on my websites or did you actually did you actually build with the project I Can contribute to BTC pay I guess. Oh, yeah. I've been I've been a contributor at BTC pay server for like almost three years now So all the like WooCommerce press the shop all of those integrations a big part of what I do is like handle the SDK so that BTC pay server can communicate with like WordPress and press the drop and all that kind of thing So that's like the big thing that I handle Me and another guy named Andy. We basically like handle that package and like that's the backbone of how Probably like half the websites out there using BTC pay server Gotcha, and it was it was pretty limited when I started You know, I'm actually curious. Um, I would love to hear what your layman's explanations because I know where dev kits and stuff kind of fit into the stack so to speak but it's one of those things that like you kind of use or you're familiar with something but You know so often like what is really going on has just been obscured You just kind of like know where the Lego piece fits rather than know what the Lego piece is You know, I mean give me give me your explanation especially for the audience the the less technical people What's the nest? What's the SDK? Like what's Where does that fit in and why so an SDK makes it easy for a developer to use your application? So if we take BTC pay server, for example Instead of a developer having to like read all the documentation of like, how do I make the API column? What fields do I need or whatever if you use the SDK when you're in your like code editor everything just auto completes for you so I can just be like send coins and it's just like Sendcoins address number. Boom you like instead of you just write like one line of code and it just works It just so a software development kit in a nutshell is just trying to make it very easy for developers to like integrate with your systems so literally in the context of Using the Lego analogy. It's it's like having pre -built sections of Lego blocks so that when you're putting something together you can just grab the whole block of stuff and just stick it where it needs to go and you don't have to redesign the Send find, transaction you know Look up transaction like all the all the actual pieces like you would have to write actual code and pull the API and all this Information and it's just like well, why don't you just take this block that accomplishes this task and then just keep going You know like yep solve that problem simplify that for me. Yeah. Yep. That's exactly what it is. So after you Kind of resolving the BTC pay problems that you wanted to solve This led you to Nodeless, which is the project This is this is when I found out about you because I thought this was fascinating and I was immediately like I mean No, no hate to BTC pay. I've loved BTC pay. I've been using it for a really long time But I I don't like to spend time on stuff Like I don't I have I spend plenty of time on plenty of things and I have gotten to this place where I'm just like wait, so I can just Someone else can solve this for me and I can just kind of pay them a little bit of money that's that's the best news I have gotten all month because and I've gotten to where I've hired multiple people for Bitcoin audible and it's like a huge expense, you know, and There's there's a lot to it. But now I just can't go back I just can't go back and I would never go back to publishing and doing all that stuff myself Like I just realized how much time I lost. So this is why I was immediately like Oh Nodeless because Nodeless does all of that work for me and makes those things simple So why what was your motivation for? Starting Nodeless and this is still really young right like when was when was Nodeless officially launched I Officially launched it like right before Nosterica, so I guess I was like March of this year. Okay. Okay. Yeah, so still very and that launch was like a Law, it was like a Noster launch, you know, like yes half built it like half the things didn't work You know, it's pretty good now, but at the time, you know, yeah, we're only like recently kind of stable But really like so yeah, so I start working on BTC pay server. Okay now I'm like fully green -pilled I'm telling everyone I'm like, oh, you know You gotta be self -sovereign. You gotta accept your own payments. You gotta run a node You know, like I'm going around tell and then people are like, okay, you know show me how to do it All right, show them how to do it and then before you know it I have like Not many maybe like five or six people that I got to run BTC pay server and now what is my full -time job like? Technical support for all these people. Yeah And like it gets serious like sometimes when lightning screws up like it's scary And it's hard to recover if you didn't do your backups properly and like not everybody is like so perfect at running their Infrastructure like I love doing that shit. That's great But like most people actually don't like doing that and they're not very good at it or very responsible about it either, right? so I was just like originally, I was just like if I could just run the node for my friends it would solve everything because it's actually like BTC pay server the Software itself is like amazing and easy to use. It's like everything all the challenges came from the lightning node part of it So, yeah I was just like how could I possibly do this and then that's where it's like it kind of like evolved into node list so it was like That's basically what node list is right like it's young. It's my big node and you can connect to it to accept your payments But I wanted to do it like to really stay as close to BTC pay server as possible like not be Custodial not be KYC like not do all of that So that's like sort of how we we came about doing it It was just like I I want everyone to use BTC pay server I want them to be self -sovereign But I think it is too much to ask people to run lightning nodes Like that's just that's just the truth man. Like maybe it hurts to hear that but it's true I think it makes more sense in the context of because you think about it like a major part of the problem is the same problem the internet has had since the beginning is DNS and running a cloud accessible server Running a front -end because like, you know in the context of like a Phoenix wallet or whatever. I'm running my own node Right, like on my mobile wallet and on my phone I have my keys But I don't have a web face. Like I don't have a front end so that someone can Donate when my phone's often in my pocket or something, you know so it's it's funny how much of the problems and this is the same issue like a Fiat JAF posts this a lot and he's super critical. I mean I mad respect and I like the way that he's critical But but nonetheless he he shifts on lightning all the time And and he posts the chart of like the the noster The explosion in custodial lightning, right and And and what's funny is that Like all I can do when I kind of look at that the best example I have in my mind of like what's going on there and why 80 % or 90 % or whatever now is like quote -unquote custodial lightning is zaps on Noster is that all I can do is think about it in the context of like me I have like my frame of reference how I use it and I show up in that statistic looking like I'm overwhelmingly majority custodial and The reason is is because of the lightning address like that's the reason period it's to have the web front end so that somebody can zap me and But the thing is is my value my value is not stuck in custodial So like whereas most of the payments come through to my albie address Or before it was the Ellen tips Cali BTC Ellen tips spot Which they host and is custodial all of the value was I would just withdraw to my Phoenix or to breeze or to my BTC pay server to My my lightning node Once every two weeks, so I get like 500 zaps at 21 sets 100 sets 69 sets and you know over and over and over again an Overwhelming majority of my activity is custodial, but then I only ever have like 40 bucks in it And as soon as it's like a hundred thousand sets two hundred three hundred thousand sets I'm just like, okay withdraw one payment to my Phoenix and it's behind my keys and I think like that's a huge caveat.
A highlight from Special Guest Motez Bishara: Thoughts from an Author/Journalist Working in AI
"Hello, and welcome to Crypto Cafe with Randi Zuckerberg. I'm Randi, where we embrace newcomers and experts alike to all things crypto, NFTs, AI, metaverse, and all the latest in disruptive and innovative technology. I am thrilled to bring you an incredible special guest on today's episode focusing on the importance of open tech in artificial intelligence. After the episode, if you want to get more on this topic, definitely head to thehug .xyz to check out everything we've been writing there. But until then, I am so excited to introduce Motes Beshara, Director of Communications at Stability AI, journalist, features writer for CNN, ESPN, Guardian, author of a billion books. This is a real expert on this topic. Motes, thank you so much for joining me today. It's my pleasure. Thanks for having me on. You have a really fantastic and very unique journey. So I'd love to hear a little bit about your career background and what, you know, what happened in the last year. And I've had a pretty long career. So let's, we could start from beginning and I could kind of try and fast forward through some of the bullets here. So many moons ago, I went to Boston University, and I studied mathematics and computer science. Now, that was back in the day when email was a thing that people just pinged between each other in universities. It wasn't like you could email your mom or anything like that. Writing code was absolutely just dreadful. It was the most tedious thing in the world. It was very painful. There was, there was, with that degree, I decided I wanted to do something else. And I got an MBA at Tulane University. I'm representing the Green Wave today with my T -shirt. And then I worked in finance for many years. And I was a professional stock investor on an institutional level. And I invested in a lot of new media companies. I witnessed the whole dot com boom, the huge mergers of the day, like AOL, Time Warner, you know, I'm old enough to remember that. A lot of huge companies that sort of don't exist in the same iteration or at all anymore, like Lucent Technologies, you know, Sun Microsystems, Cisco Systems isn't one you really hear about as much anymore. These were massive behemoths in the internet space that sort of aren't really around the same way they used to be. Even Oracle isn't really what it used to be in the same sort of realm. Moving ahead, after the better part of two decades in that space, I had an itch to do stuff in media. I've always been a writer, a storyteller, somebody who is very, very interested in media and journalism. And I had been freelancing in journalism for quite a while. I got an MA in international journalism here in London. And I decided to go at it full time. I wrote a book about sports ticketing, a little plug for my first book, Beating the NBA. That was back in 2013. After that, I freelanced kind of like as a permanence, permalancer role at CNN for pretty much five years solid. I also worked, as you said, for ESPN, The Guardian, Al Jazeera and a number of others. Super interesting, fascinating role. I think my favorite place to work is in a buzzy newsroom. There's nothing like it, really. Then the pandemic hit. I had the opportunity to work on a couple of other book projects that had been up my sleeve. My most recent release, Athletes Who Rock, Achieving, oh no, we changed the title last minute, Stories of Sacrifice, Setbacks and Success in Sports, Music and Life. It's interviews, interview profiles with 15 exceptional, very top level athlete musicians. And what interested me most about that is I've kind of been a recreational, amateur musician and athlete my whole life. And to do those at a very high professional level was something I thought was incredibly interesting and commendable. So I go into the science of it and the background of it. And then I had a family and I decided it was time to get back into the workspace. And I had a marvelous opportunity to get into AI. And it was such a fast moving, fascinating space that combined all my backgrounds in computer science and technology, in investment marketplace, know -how, in journalism and writing. So I am a director of communications at Stability. I work with an amazing team in communications and with a broader team at large at Stability. Exciting. So I'd love to kind of hear about the intersection between kind of your passion for sports and work in technology. I'm curious, is there a sport that currently has your heart and interest right now? And what are you doing there? By way of living in London for so long, I am a big Premier League soccer fan. I'm an Arsenal season ticket holder here. I sit in the front row. I was cheering on Arsenal against Manu.
A highlight from Let's Talk About Number Go Up with Zeke Faux
"But I think that idea was kind of floating around. That's the conclusion I come to is that a lot of people were kind of talking about wouldn't that be cool. And well, like you mentioned, Liberty Reserve had happened in the like six or so years right before Tether was founded. They got indicted, arrested in 2013, Tether was founded in 2014, if I remember right. So like in that lead up, there were people doing not blockchain based on other kind of tokenized representations of dollars like that. So I but I do want to bring up. So you got to meet Vanderbilt, which is like no one else that I know has had this opportunity. And I think it was just such a confusing interview that I like when you're talking to him, the things he's saying don't mesh with reality for me. And I just want to know what your perception was upon discussing Tether with him and stuff, because one of the statements he made and maybe I'm misquoting here, but something along the lines of like, I don't like money. I don't care about money. You're running an 80 billion dollar stable coin. How can you possibly say that out loud? Like what are you talking about? Anyway? Yeah, please. I just love to hear your experience with VDB. I mean, it was really exciting. J .L.
A highlight from Ep374: Gary Vees Tips To Help You Avoid Business Failure
"You, who's listening, if you want this to work, you probably need to do both. You probably need to have your podcast. You probably need to stay with your podcast, launch your podcast, grow your podcast, keep having interviews, keep having solos, whatever it is for your podcast. You've got to do it. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. What's up, podcaster? It's your host, Adam Adams. And today I get to talk about somebody that I look up to, somebody that I respect and admire and follow his advice. And frankly, wish you as my best friend, because this guy is a bad -ass. He's just great in all of the ways. His name's Gary Vaynerchuk, Gary V. And many, many years ago, I was a high -end restaurant person. So I managed a French restaurant. I did serving and I did the bar manager. And then I did regular general manager and loved a lot about working in fine restaurants. One of my favorite things is we did wine tastings all the fricking time. And I just really fell in love with wine. And now I actually collect wine. I've got more than a hundred bottles, easily more than a hundred bottles. Some of them are expensive. Some of them are cheap. I can't only do expensive bottles because sometimes I drink two or three bottles with my friends in one night. So I collect everything and it's not always the price that makes good wine. And Gary Vaynerchuk taught me that a long time ago. And most of you don't know this, but prior to him launching what he does now, which is an advertising agency, coaching, mentoring, running masterminds, the stuff that he does now with his agency, the one day VIPs that people come in and spend a shit ton of money just to be with him for a few hours. Before he did that, he ran his family's wine shop. And before anyone else was really putting their wine online on the internet, they only had the shops. Gary Vaynerchuk said, dad, I'm going to sit down with a table and I'm going to put two or three wines in front of me and I'm going to taste them and I'm going to spit them out. And he spat them out right there on camera. And he would talk about wine in a very general way. In a way that's not looking down your nose like those people. And I loved it. So what I would do is I would get ideas. I would go and look at Grenache and Syrah and Movedra and Cabernet and Cab Franc and all these other grapes and the years. And I would watch him, listen to him and I would try to buy the same wines and I would try to taste them. And he's like saying, this one's got strawberry or this one's got plum or this one's got peach or this one's got blackberry. This one's got tar. This one's got tobacco. This one's got smoke. All these different notes that he said he either smelled on the nose or he tasted on the tongue. And so I loved what he was doing. And then he switches directions. Gary switched directions and his dad's company was making fine. They now were selling, most of their wines were being ordered and they didn't even have to stock the wine because they would just make the order for the client, for the customer And it would be dropped off or delivered by somebody there, or it would be shipped another way directly to the doorstep of that person. And all of a sudden they make a lot more money. And he learned something and that's what we're getting into for today's episode. Gary V learned something. He learned that you got to be active on social media and you're like, oh no, what do you mean? Gary Vaynerchuk says you got to be active on social. It's like a business card. One of the first takeaways that he said, you got to be active on social. It's a business card because of this. When your person who wants to work with you is going to vet you, they are going to search for you on LinkedIn and Facebook and other platforms. They're just going to type in your name and see what comes up. If nothing comes up, they don't trust you. They go with the other person. If nothing comes up, they don't trust you. They have to see what you're about. They want to know, is this person reckless? Are they going to spend all their money on this one thing? Are they the same faith as me? Do they believe in the same nature as me? Do they believe in the same God as me? Do they believe in mountain biking like I do? Do what I get along with this person? Is this the kind of person that I could trust? They find that stuff out by going to your social. So Gary Vaynerchuk said a couple of things. He said you had to be active on social and he said that you have to put out content with a podcast. So in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, I was all about wine and I was following Gary V. 2015 comes around and I'm going back to my entrepreneurship. I'm going back to being full -time in real estate, launching different businesses. And Gary Vaynerchuk says, I think it was 2015, perfect timing for me. He goes, if you're not active on social media and have a podcast by the year 2023, you will fail in business. So that brings us to what Gary Vaynerchuk said. What did Gary V actually say? Gary Vaynerchuk says that you who's listening, if you want this to work, you probably need to do both. You probably need to have your podcast. You probably need to stay with your podcast, launch your podcast, grow your podcast, keep having interviews, keep having solos, whatever it is for your podcast. You've got to do it and you've got to have your social going. You've got to be on LinkedIn and or Facebook or TikTok or Instagram. What's that other one? There's more. There's a lot more. But you should be on at least two of those platforms and have your podcast. And by doing all of this, your business won't suffer. So if your business is suffering today and you don't have a podcast, start your freaking podcast. Your business is suffering today and you're not active on social media. You're not posting on social media. You have the account, but you never post. People aren't going to trust you when they search you. So you need to start being active on social. And Gary Vaynerchuk also said jab, jab, right hook. He wrote a book about jab, jab, right hook. What does jab, jab, right hook even mean? It means the boxers, when you're fighting, they don't just throw these big giant blows. They throw quick, quick punches to surprise their opponent. They jab them. They tap their face a few times. And when it's time, when the punch will land, they take the extra efforts and inertia and time that it takes them to throw a big right hook with all their might. It would be a freaking waste of time to throw your right hook before that happened. At the wrong point in time, they would just dodge it and then you would use all of this effort and then you would line yourself up in a bad way and you would be the one who got punched down. So you got to put in those jabs. What does that mean on social media? I think it means, and what Gary Vaynerchuk has said, is that you can't always just be selling only. You've got to be giving, and this will depend on the platform. If it's YouTube or if it's TikTok, for example, you can do a lot more right hooks where it's content, content, content. But think of it like this, the jabs are the fun content that help people and the right hooks are after you've brought them in, after you've gotten a feel for what's going on because of the jabs. Now you can have them hire you or you can throw that right hook with, hey, I can help you, the links in the show notes, for example. I can help you. The link is below. So the jab, jab, right hook on Facebook might be a little bit different. Most of the time you talk about your hobbies and your children and your travels. So my hobby might be bodybuilding or taking ice baths or yoga or mountain biking or CrossFit or art, crafts or piloting, air flight. I would constantly post about my kids. I would constantly post about when I'm on a vacation just to let people know what's in person. Those are the jabs. Talk about piloting, CrossFit, mountain biking, your kids, your travels, whatever. And then the right hooks are about your business. So you might put up a testimonial, hey, got a great testimonial from one of my clients and I wanted to share it on here. It meant a lot to me. And that's the right hook. That's the right hook, meaning a way for you to jab, jab, right hook. So Gary V says what? He says, first two things, you got to be active on social media or you're going to lose in business by the year 2023 and wake up folks. We're already at the end of 2023. Like 2024 is happening and before we know it, 2025 is happening. And if you didn't do this, if you're not doing this right now, you've lost in business. Your clients are going to the other person who's active on social and has a podcast. Next thing that Gary V says is jab, jab, right hook. Don't always sell. Don't always make it hard on other people to be at that content. Give them some stuff, give them some value, value, value, and then let them know that they could hire you. Tell them about your hobbies, your kids, let them into your life, and then tell them about your business. And when Gary V was writing his book called Jab, Jab, Right Hook, that rhymes, I was like, did I say that right? Jab, Jab, Right Hook is the book that Gary V was writing. And when he was writing it, he was hoping that he could call it something with a lot more jabs and then the right hook. But his writing team said, no, it'll sell better with just two jabs. And he almost said this, I remember watching an interview, he goes, I said, if it didn't have like 20 jabs, I wasn't going to do it. And he lost that battle, still published the book. But here's the point. Here's the learning lesson in that. It doesn't mean that you have to go one, two, and then sell, give, give, sell, give, give, sell. That sounds like that one song, goon, goonch. You know? Anyway, it doesn't mean give, give, sell, give, give, sell. It doesn't mean that you have to do two thirds and one third, one, one, two. If you go with the advice that Gary Vee really wanted you to think of, he has a lot more jabs. It's a lot more value, value, value. How can you support your person? How can you help your person? Who's on your social media or who's on your podcast on LinkedIn or whatever? How can you give, give, give before you ask for that sale? Think about it as multiple jabs and then the right hooks. That might actually make it easier on you because I've had a lot of clients that came through and I used to just teach social media. I had a business to teach social media, taught, teached or taught. Obviously I'm not a teacher that way, but I had a business that where I basically consulted only with a few high level people. So it was $40 ,000 to work with me for a year. And then anytime they would post, they would send the post to me first and I would tweak it for them and send it back and they would get like lots and lots of likes and comments. And in doing so, I would teach this jab, jab, right hook as well to them. And I would say, you're going too much about the business. Let people in first. I also had a couple of people that came to me and they were very afraid of the business. They didn't want to throw a right hook. They didn't want to. And so I had to talk him into it. I had to say, don't worry, you can do lots of jabs. One guy, he's all about something called earthing. There's another term too, grounding. And so basically every weekend he goes to the same park, he takes his shoes off and he grounds himself to the earth or he earths. He walks on the beach and basically I'm not going to teach the entire thing, but it's supposed to be very good for you. And I practice it as well. And he was passionate about that, but he wasn't really passionate about like multifamily syndication and asking people for money. And that's what he wanted to do is ask people for money. So I worked with him. I said, don't worry, it doesn't have to be two jabs and then the right hook. It can be like six jabs, seven jabs, and then the right hook. That worked for him. I think it was 68 and he ended up turning 70 recently. He was like 68 at the time. And although he's in great health, he looked like he's 25, his physical fitness as he was doing jab, jab, right hook, he didn't even want to post on social media at all. And he only bought into it because he didn't have to push his business down people's throats. And that's the takeaway for you too, is you don't have to push your business down anyone's throat. You don't have to shove it there. You can just share the kind things and nice things, the value and about your hobbies and it'll all work out. So make sure you got your podcast. Make sure you're active on social media. Use the jab, jab, right hook, and I will see you on the very next episode. Don't go away. We'll be right there. This is serious. Don't go. Now that you've gotten whatever value that you feel that you got the actionable takeaways, you need to implement the stuff that you learn. If you remember me talking about bird church once and they learn how to fly and then they walk home, I don't want you to walk home. I want you to fly home. So take the steps, take the actionable steps for your benefits that you can become a better podcaster. That's the only thing that I ask of you. And I'll see you for more actionable tips on the very next episode.
A highlight from 1395: BlackRock Bitcoin ETF Will Send BTC to $1,500,000
"In today's show, we're going to be discussing Bitcoin liquidating $23 million in shorts as Bitcoin price tags a new September high. And check this out, Michael Saylor shares three catalysts which will take the Bitcoin price to $5 million per coin. Also quoting Ricardo Stellinas, the third richest man in Mexico, Christine Lagarde is a thief, Jerome Powell is a scammer, and they're pulling off the perfect fraud preach. And quoting Max of Central in South America, also breaking news just in, Turkish crypto exchange CEO sentenced over 11 ,000 years in prison for allegedly stealing $2 billion in customer funds. We'll also be discussing the institutions may be forced to fight over just 5 % of the Bitcoin supply. Can you say incoming? Bitcoin supply shock. We'll also be discussing when will we see a new Bitcoin all -time high? Will it be this year? Will it be 2024, 2025? I'll be breaking this down for you. We'll also be discussing now 10 years later, since the first Bitcoin spot ETF application and still no Bitcoin ETF, when is it likely to finally be approved? We'll also be discussing the largest asset manager in the world, BlackRock and their Bitcoin spot ETF can literally unlock $30 trillion into the crypto market, send in the Bitcoin price parabolic to $1 .5 million per coin. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's crypto news alerts .net. So welcome everyone just joining us in the live chat. We're finally back in the green for the Bitcoin market, which is a good sign. Let's kick off today's show with our market watch. But first and foremost, welcome everyone. It's September 8th, 2023. I'm your host JV, and this is pod episode number 1395. As you can see here, we got Bitcoin in the green, trading at roughly 25 ,900 while Ether and BNB are still in the red. And checking out coinmarketcap .com, we're currently sitting just above that trillion dollar milestone, with about 28 billion in volume in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin dominance has been pretty stagnant, currently at 48 .3%, with the Ether dominance at 18 .8%. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, we have Kronos leading the pack up 3%, trading at 5 .2 cents, followed by XDC up 3%, trading at 5 .6 cents, followed by Stellar Lumens up roughly 2 .5%, trading just above 12 .5 cents. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers for the past week, I'd say the majority are back in the red, but we do have some pumpers, including XRD now up 8 .1%, following by CRO up 3 .3%. And checking out the crypto greed and fear index, we're currently rated at 46 in fear, yesterday at 41, last week a 40, and last month a 50, which is dead in the middle, neutral. So there you have it. How many of you have been taking advantage of this recent dip? Please do let me know in the comments right down below. And now let's dive into today's Bitcoin technical analysis. If you're just joining us, make sure to say hello in that live chat, and let us know where you're tuning in from. But yeah, let's check out these charts, Bitcoin extended volatility into the September 8th Wall Street Open as a classic short squeeze sparked new September highs, which you can see here in the Bitcoin, one hour candle chart, data from Cointelegraph and TradingView showed Bitcoin price movements liquidated in shorts and longs alike. Bitcoin has seen upside momentum the day prior, culminating in a trip above 26 .4 after the daily close, then a subsequent comedown nonetheless took Bitcoin full circle, and Bitcoin slash USD pair was back under the 26 ,000 mark at this time. Now, some analysts breaking down some of the charts here, such as Jelle says, whoops, let's take out the lows again, then. Hmm. Now the result was punishment for the late traders chasing the market up and down. According to data from CoinGlass, short liquidations total $23 .5 million for yesterday, September 11th. And thus far today, we don't know how long the tally is precisely, but probably even higher. Shorts have got hunted as expected. It's a popular trader scoop, quitting him here. Bitcoin Binance and Bybit open interest shorts got hunted and as expected. Note the over leverage added here, or I'm sorry, open interest added here with a small price reaction and decrease in the per bid delta. This implies that more shorts scaling into the price on the second dive higher. Now, fellow trader Dan Crypto Trades highlighted the significance of reclaiming lost ground from August, quitting him here. Bitcoin was finally able to break above the September monthly open after testing it numerous times. It is now retesting it. The question is, will it provide as much support as it did resistance? It's up to the bulls to try to maintain a green September. Meanwhile, CoinGlass data confirms September tends to produce a Bitcoin price downside of close to 10%, with market expectations skewed approximately for 2023. And quoting another trader, Crypto Tony, he says, nice rally off of 25 .6 range low, but no following through up to the range highs. So again, we're stuck mid range. No entry for me on Bitcoin unless we clear 26 ,600 as outlined here in this chart. Now quoting another analyst, Michal Vendet Pop, he says, technically speaking, we can solely focus on the price action in 2019, but that doesn't grant a clear case. The case in 2015, we can correlate the current market with that cycle, he said in his commentary. And he continued, in that regard, this is the final correction. Let me know if you agree or disagree with the analyst as he outlines here in this chart. He says there is a level in which Bitcoin must hold in order to avoid the significant crash. Bitcoin currently holding onto a significant level of support. It's around the 25 ,500 barrier, which has held up thus far. Do you think we're likely to drop sub 20 ,000? Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments right down below. And now let's break down the latest from Michael Saylor. He recently shared three catalysts, which will take the Bitcoin price to $5 million per coin. Catalyst number one, a spot ETF approval, which he says is inevitable. Number two, banks custody and against Bitcoin as collateral, which is coming soon. And number three, fair value accounting rules from the FASB, which will be approved this week. So there you have it. Very bullish sentiment coming from Mr. Saylor and massive shout out to Ricardo Salinas, the third richest man in Mexico. In this interview, here's what he had to share. Christine Lagarde is a thief and Jerome Powell is a scammer. They're pulling off the perfect fraud. So much respect and shout out to Ricardo Salinas for preaching the facts. And quoting Max Keiser, the high priest of Bitcoin, he says that President Bokele is the Warren Buffett and Elon Musk of Central and South America. And he's turning a $26 billion out of favor of phishing and Pupusa hub with some untapped volcano Bitcoin mining potential into a $300 billion mega success story that's transforming the region. So let's freaking go. Massive shout out to Najib Bokele. And now let's break down our next story of the day and discuss this $2 billion crypto scam. Could you imagine being sentenced to over 11 ,000 years in prison? Do they not understand the average life expectancy of a human being? I mean, who does that? But anyways, this is quite fascinating to say the least. Here's the guy right here, just in Turkish crypto exchange CEO sentenced to 11 ,196 years in prison for allegedly stealing $2 billion in customer funds. This story should have SPF ishing his pants considering SPF with FTX was a $30 billion fraud for Christ's sake. Facts. So yeah, let's break this one down. The former CEO of Turkish crypto exchange Thodex. And let me know if anyone has ever heard of the exchange. I never heard of it until today. The guy's name is Farouk Faith Ozer. He was sentenced to 11 ,196 years in prison by a Turkish court on charges of establishing, managing and being a member of an organization where qualified fraud and laundering of property values. Are you listening to SPF? Now, the ninth high criminal court sentenced him along with his two siblings to the same jail sentence of 11 ,196 years. Good Lord. 10 months and 15 days in prison along with a $5 million fine reported Turkish state run news agency. The Turkish crypto exchange was one of the largest digital asset trading platforms in the country before abruptly imploding in 2021. The exchange halted services on the platform without prior notice. And the founder fled the country along with the user's assets, totaling over $2 billion in crypto. And at the time, he refuted all claims of the possible exit scam. The fugitive founder was finally detained in Albania in August of last year, where he has been serving a jail sentence before he was extradited to Turkey in April of this year on charges of fraud and money laundering. The same charges SPF is against. Now, he was already in jail for failure to submit tax documents since July, while the most recent conviction comes for defrauding customers. The founder of the crypto exchange claimed in court that he and his family are facing injustice. He said that Thodex was a crypto company that went bankrupt and had no criminal intentions. A Google translated version of his court statement read, the following, I am smart enough to manage all institutions in the world. This is evident from the company I founded at the age of 22. If I were to establish a criminal organization, I would not act so amateurishly. The question is that, is it clear that the suspects in the file have been victims for more than two years? So he's allegedly claiming to be a victim. The long drawn out case against the Thodex crypto exchange had 21 defendants, five of whom attended the court hearing in person. The court acquitted 16 defendants of qualified fraud due to the lack of evidence and ordered the release of four defendants. The other defendants in the case received varying degrees of sentences based on their involvement in the crypto fraud. So there you have it. I mean, quite interesting to hear anyone being sentenced for over 11 ,000 years, and especially considering his siblings are also involved. Do you think they're just trying to make an example out of him? I don't know what to really think, honestly, because I don't know the guy. I don't know the exchange. I don't know if he's really innocent. I don't know if it's an attack. But what are your thoughts, fam? Let me know. And at the end of the show, I'll be reading everyone's comments out loud. But it does sadden me. I must say, hearing anyone get sentenced to 11 ,000 years in prison doesn't seem right. If you could only live approximately, what, 80 years, it just is a bunch of nonsense and sounds like they're trying to make an example out of someone. I say, if you want to make an example out of someone, use SPF, the $30 billion fraudster himself. Why don't we start there? You know what I mean? Just saying. Anyways, fam, now let's discuss the potential supply shock incoming as per Invest Answers as institutions fight for the final 5 % of the Bitcoin supply. That's right, citing an infographic from blockchain analytics firm Glassnodes stating that 95 % of the existing supply of Bitcoin has not moved over the past 30 days. Anonymous host of Invest Answers tells his half a million YouTube subs the Bitcoin needs to rally is a buy -side catalyst, quitting him here. Breaking news, 95 % of all the Bitcoin has not moved in the last 30 days. So again, despite the weak market, only 5 % is moving around with 95 % sitting tight. And we know why. But the real magic of this, imagine there is a catalyst and imagine big money wants to jump in and buy a truckload of Bitcoin. The price will just go parabolic. And that's just economics, ladies and gents. This is why I am so obsessed with Bitcoin. It is so scarce. So literally when the big institutions come and they are fighting over that 5 % and all the legacy holders are just sitting there watching anyway, it's a reason to be excited. And the charts don't lie as the HODL waves chart from Glassnodes shares here, literally 95 % of all the Bitcoin has not moved in the past 30 days. So shout out to all my long -term HODLers. The anonymous host also further says that the remaining supply of Bitcoin after accounting for the long -term HODLers and the lost Bitcoin is also yet another bullish indicator, quitting him here. The amount of Bitcoin that is either HODLed or lost or basically has not moved in the last five years is nearly 8 million BTC. That means technically only 11 million or thereabouts have not. And in fact, taking this five -year plus, it doesn't include all the Bitcoin lost over the last five years or less. So we just know it is super scarce. It is question, well, if it is so scarce, is that not bad? No, it is not. It means the price of what's left will go up and it won't take a lot to move it as well. So there you have it. And in this chart by Glassnode, you can see the 8 million Bitcoin HODLed or lost in the past five years, but only 11 million left as the smart money and the whales continue accumulating as they should. So there you have it. Let me know if you feel that Bitcoin supply shock is going to be incoming, this halving coming up in roughly six months, scheduled to be sometime in April 2024. Let me know your honest thoughts in the comments right down below. Now let's discuss our next story of the day and discuss when do you think the Bitcoin price is likely to hit that new all -time high? Well, let's break this down according to Crypto Con, a fellow analyst predicting all -time highs in 2025, which I feel is conservative. I think personally we're likely to smash the 69 ,000 all -time highs sometime next year in 2024. But let me know your thoughts, chat. Now amid debate over the nature of the current Bitcoin four -year price cycle, Crypto Con believes that all may be simpler than many imagine when it comes to how Bitcoin behaves at a given time. Unveiling the November 28th chart on X, he delineated the date of the key pivot point for the year along with a three -week period on either side, quoting him here, using four -year time cycles against my inception. The cycles are centered around the dates of the first halving, November 28th. And he continues, the Bitcoin price action began at the first bottom, October 8th, 2010. This is where cycle curves peak every four years. Tops and bottoms come plus or negative 21 days from November 28th at their appropriate times on the curve. Tops on the upswing, bottoms on the pinnacle. So the chart virtually describes November 28th as Bitcoin date. Bitcoin sees a Bitcoin bull launch every four years. The last was in 2020 when Bitcoin broke beyond his previous all -time high, hitting the current high of 69 ,000, which we did in November of 2021. The next point of interest is thus November 2024. Until then, Bitcoin price action will spend its time in a mid -cycle lull, according to the analysts. After Bitcoin bottoms, the price makes an early first cycle move, which you can see in this chart in the orange and enters into a mid -cycle. This is the longest part of the cycle where Bitcoin spends time around the median price, half of the previous all -time high until the curve bottoms. So ultimately, the median price of the previous high is probably in that $33 ,000 to $34 ,000 range, just FYI. But he did add that Bitcoin had almost certainly seen its early top, referencing the 31 ,800 local highs back from July of this year. Now, as reported by Cointelegraph, opinions on where the Bitcoin price action will go into the 2024 block subsidy having differ from analyst to analyst. Some argue that the modest gains will be all that the hodlers will see before the event scheduled for April of next year, again, roughly six months out. We also have Phil B. Philby, co -founder of trading suite Decent Trader. He delivered a $46 ,000 target for the halving with $36 ,000 slated for year's end. What are your thoughts surrounding these two targets? Do let me know. Meanwhile, CryptoCon summarized that 2023 Bitcoin's price behavior as a full market fake out, putting him here. This makes it appear as if the bull market has begun with the trigger of many signals. But then at some point, the price fails to continue. This is the most convincing example we have seen of this yet. And personally, I think there is still some time to go for that. And I am patiently awaiting its completion in which he shares alongside the Bitcoin one -day candle chart. Now, as we know, we'll see where the Bitcoin price is likely to go next. But now the million dollar question, when are we likely to finally get a Bitcoin ETF spot in the United States as they have been getting denied now consistently for over a decade with the first app being submitted by the Winklevoss twins, owners of the Gemini exchange? Because we all know fact there is a lot of money on the sidelines. In fact, analysts are predicting over 30 trillion will be ushered into the Bitcoin price and the market cap as soon as this does get the approval. But when is the million dollar question? So let's discuss when the spot Bitcoin ETF followed by a prediction of the Bitcoin price soaring 60x from the current price action to one and a half million dollars per coin. Then we'll dive into our live Q &A. So the first spot Bitcoin ETF app was filed in July of 2013, literally over a decade ago. Fam, I'm not exaggerating. It was denied in both 2017 and 2018. A decade has since passed since the initial app. Now the SEC had rejected more than a dozen additional apps and repeatedly punched the date for deciding on others. I'm sorry, punted, meaning they continue to push it back. The ETF saga's latest interaction saw Bitcoin jump more than 6 % as industry advocates celebrated a court ruling that affirmed what we already knew, that the SEC's rejection of the Grayscale ETF app was arbitrary, 100%. This was of course followed by the SEC delaying its decision on all seven pending Bitcoin ETFs and a subsequent price drop. Now we wait as the SEC deliberates on its next move surrounding the Grayscale pleads for approval. Now to a degree, the case for Bitcoin ETF makes sense in the spirit of adoption. The $7 trillion ETF industry is ripe with investors still on the crypto sidelines awaiting for a product that would grant them Bitcoin exposure without having to buy Bitcoin directly and set up a wallet. Plus as a community that's fought long and hard to have digital assets taken seriously, the crypto world is inclined to welcome the validation that the United States ETF would signal. 100%, when are we going to get that? But crypto, Bitcoin especially, is predicated on the need for an alternative financial system, one that enables the financial sovereignty, transparency, and consensus that traditional finance is glaringly lacking. The crypto industry's eagerness for an SEC ETF approval feels like a step backward akin to the American revolutionaries begging parliament to intermediate colonial tax collection and rejection of its imperial rule. And as Michael Saylor points out here in this tweet, BITO had underperformed Bitcoin by 28 % year to date. This is why we need a spot. Bitcoin ETF preach. And again, Michael Saylor says the Bitcoin price can soar to $5 million per coin just on the back of the three catalysts I mentioned earlier. And mainstream adoption is a ubiquitous goal amongst crypto champs. And the SEC sign off on a Bitcoin vehicle that resonates with trade fi is ostensibly a fast track right to it. But fighting for approval from an opaque centralized agency for an intermediated investment product belies our industry's purpose. And frankly, it's unnecessary preach. The irony of cautious investors waiting to buy Bitcoin ETF shares rather than taking the safer route of buying Bitcoin directly is palpable. ETF bears many layers of counterparty risks, including the sponsor custodian and other partners. We saw how catastrophic this type of risk can be to crypto during the latest contagion when customers lost more than $10 billion within months because they trusted third parties. Now, though the contagion appears to have dwindled, the major takeaway remains. If you don't have the private keys to your Bitcoin, your assets aren't in your control, and they may not even exist. Facts, not your keys, not your cheese fam. As we preach here on the channel, those of us who witnessed the fallout up close know this, but investors who have been waiting on the sidelines for the ETF likely do not. It is our job as industry builders and veterans to help the newcomers understand the new degree of security and risk aversion that Bitcoin technology enables. The downside of a spot Bitcoin ETF runs deeper than the conceptual contradiction of the unknowingly purchases of a riskier investment. The potential cost of the crypto movement is immense. Take, for example, BlackRock iShares Bitcoin Trust, the announcement of which drove the Bitcoin price to one -year high in June. However, perhaps blinded by the prospect of monumental institutional inflows, much of the Bitcoin community, myself included, has thrown its support behind BlackRock's iteration of TradeFi 2 .0 haphazardly disguised as Bitcoin conviction, and buried within BlackRock's submission is a clause on hard forks, which you may not know about. Quoting them here, the sponsor use is discretion to determine which network should be considered the appropriate network for the trust purposes, and in doing so may adversely affect the value of the shares. There is no guarantee that the sponsor will choose the digital asset that is ultimately the most valuable fork. The sponsor may also disagree with shareholders, the Bitcoin custodian, and other service providers, the index administrator, crypto exchanges, or other market participants on what is generally accepted as Bitcoin and should therefore be considered Bitcoin for the trust purposes, which may also adversely affect the value of the shares as a token. However, the sponsor uses the consensus mechanism for a protocol that has already been well -defined and battle -tested mechanism. So it's going to be interesting to see how this all plays out for the major institutions around the world. We know the BlackRock track record is literally 575 to one, meaning the SEC have approved 575 ETF requests, and I've only ever denied them of one. The possibility and likelihood of an ETF being approved by BlackRock I'd say is extremely high, but it takes us back to the million -dollar question, when? If I was to put a date on it, I'd say likely. Sometime in 2024, as ETF experts and analysts are currently predicting, including Eric Valchunas, says there is a 95 % chance of a spot ETF being approved in 2024, and I believe he gave it a 75 % chance of still being approved by the next deadline, which is October. Putting on my Nostradamus hat, I think Gary of the SEC are going to likely push back and punt the deadline once again until next year. But that's my two Satoshi's. Let me know your thoughts, fam, in the comments right down below. And now let's break down our final featured story of the day, and that's the BlackRock Bitcoin spot ETF unlocking literally $30 trillion of value into the crypto market cap. That's right. According to Bloomberg, ETF analyst Eric Valchunas' approval of a Bitcoin ETF could potentially be the game changer in unlocking vast reserves of capital for the crypto market. His analysis estimates that $30 trillion worth of assets controlled by the US financial advisors could be funneled into Bitcoin investments if a spot ETF green is signaled by the US SEC. So let's discuss this domino effect of BlackRock's controlling over $9 trillion in assets under management. We all know they submitted their app for the Bitcoin spot ETF last month, significantly shifting the probability landscape. According to Valchunas, the chance of a spot Bitcoin ETF approval soared from only 1 % to over 50 % following BlackRock's involvement. And as I broke it down for you, he's now saying 75 % chance this year and 95 % chance next year. And quoting him here, their application triggered a wave of similar filings by other prominent firms, such as ARK Investment, Valkyrie, and Fidelity, setting the stage for a highly competitive environment. That's right. Now, Fidelity, I believe, is the second largest asset manager in the world that currently controls over $4 trillion in assets under management. And although Bitcoin futures ETFs do exist in the US, they pale in comparison to what a spot ETF can bring to the table. So currently, these futures -based ETF accounts for only about $1 billion in total assets under management. Valchunas describes the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF as the holy grail that would dwarf the current offerings and galvanize the crypto market like we have never seen before. So send it and let's freaking go. Also, a spot ETF would not only benefit Bitcoin, but also serve as a boost for the rest of the crypto industry, solidifying the assets class position and mainstream finance. And as they say, a rising tide raises all ships, so not only Bitcoin, but the entire crypto market would obviously benefit the approval of a Bitcoin spot. ETF stands on potentially transformative moment for the American market, with at least 10 firms currently in competition, and astronomical sums are at stake. The race is currently heating up. BlackRock haven't already partnered with Coinbase in 2022 to offer institutional clients crypto access to launching its own spot Bitcoin private trust, appearing to be at the vanguard of the financial revolution. So with trillions of dollars in play, the implications for Bitcoin and the broader crypto market are currently colossal. The clock is ticking and the world watches with bated breath as regulatory decisions loom on the horizon. So there you have it. I also want to mention, if you'd like to watch this, Eric Valchunas, the analyst from BlackRock, talking about $30 trillion entering the market upon the approval of an ETF, check the show notes below the video in the description. And I also want to talk about, off of the news, which was shared last year, that BlackRock could team up and partner with Coinbase as a custodial, we had some predictions of a $773 ,000 Bitcoin price. So I'd like to break down the math and where these numbers have come from. So quoting Invest's answers from his forecast, which he made on his channel, that Bitcoin price is going to go parabolic off of this news, quoting him here, if BlackRock were to place just a half a percent of its assets under management, Bitcoin's market cap would be affected by an increase of over a trillion dollars. This would add about $75 ,000 to the Bitcoin price. Bitcoin, which is in the $23 ,000 band at the time he made the prediction, will make its way to about $98 ,000 per coin. This is 326 % more than today's price. And it is very, very achievable. So let's talk about it more long term. So he also stated that if BlackRock stands out with an asset value of $10 trillion, put 1 % of their funds into Bitcoin, the leading crypto would be worth more than $150 ,000 per coin, quoting him again, now if they allocate a 1 % stake, which will of course take time to reach this level, that would add about $2 .1 trillion to the market cap and $150 ,000 to the Bitcoin price. And that would push Bitcoin's future price to $173 ,000 per coin. The profit for Bitcoin here is 652%. And the analysts also stated the Bitcoin can rise to as high as $773 ,000 if BlackRock allocates just a 5 % share. But on the other hand, this estimate can be considered to seem quite maximalist in the current situation. However, according to the crypto analysts, between the next three to five years, the price will be achievable at these levels, quoting him again, if as analyst Dan Tapiero said, they add 5%, which I think is very aggressive, maybe with time, maybe in the next three to five years, it will be possible. This will quite easily push the price of Bitcoin to $773 ,000 per coin in the next three to five years. So there you have it, fam. Let me know if you agree or disagree with the analysts. Do you think the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF in the US will help usher in literally, literally $30 trillion into the market considering the current Bitcoin market cap is only $500 billion? That's roughly 60x. So if you take today's price of $26 ,000 and times that by 60x, we get above a $1 .5 million Bitcoin price. And don't forget to check out CryptoNewsAlerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. Thank you.
"2013" Discussed on CLUB KERRY NYC
"2013" Discussed on CLUB KERRY NYC
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"2013" Discussed on Horror Soup
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"2013" Discussed on Horror Soup
"I was waxing my legs. I don't really remember that okay He is a piece of shit. Like sam is zombie. Yes for all and she calls him and she's like i'm going to the doctor and he's like well dying though bitch die though. Yeah and then. She's like well no loosely. He's like all right. Well come in and For a few hours. And then i'll send someone else to lie. You want little issues like all right. Whatever pulls up wearing glasses and whatnot looks like shit teeth fallen out. She literally white at this point with your everywhere. She looks eiser ones red ones. Blue is a cadaver. Yes it is terrible literally. And she's classes and he walks up and he's just like hey dude film shit cool beans there. Yeah and then he's like hey but actually Upc shit. You can't be wearing glasses. Walks up to her takes her glasses off and then he's like. Oh whoa and mind you. One of her is. Her pupil is gone is yellow like one of our is yellow. The other ones read is those pupil. But it's fucked and he's like blood just wasn't yellow at this point. I think it was like a few hours later without. Yeah they both red at this point about fucking like one looks like it was like about a fallout. Yes sleet look bad and then he was was wrong with you. She was like a pink guide. He was like it. Looks pretty bad guy. And then he tells her to go out and serve people without the glasses like literally. You're not gonna. Laura put the glasses back on after that. You're going to tell her to go out in front of your customers alone. The place you find ended nice restaurant like a fancy restaurant high class restaurant. I actually need to get the fuck outta here. Literally like bro. You should have been like. Oh i was wrong. You are dying. Yes oh go to stay in the fucking back. We can see this for a second. He kind of does he says you should go but until her to go then kind of just send her out and i was like what the what is even happening and then so she serves these two old people she served old. People is just kind of a weird interaction but then she goes back in. Yeah so gross. The pitch rips your fucking singer no off now and also this is what makes them bad. If i ever looked down and saw that my fingernails coming off. I would exactly what i'm saying. I'm not taking on fucking glue doing anything but ripping off not touching it. I'm not even looking at it too especially if it's not like it was crushed and there was damage to it like is it wasn't out she ripped it out those only the nightmares that i have where do outlandish shit that i would not do in person if i if i touched my tooth or now news wiggling done touching not touching that. I'm not touching that anymore anymore. I'm calling the doctor. And i'm saying you gotta superglue like my teeth right now because my braces i can wiggle them when i wiggle it. I'm like i shouldn't do that. 'cause it's gonna loosen and it's gonna fall the fuck out. Yeah like. I'm not doing that shit. It's just it's a lot. It's a lot trips a fingernail off and then some checks scream when she found a bloody fingernail in food. And i'm like come on dude. Fingernails ended up in all kinds of places. Like all the time you know. never been to wendy's. Yeah it's not that big of deal..
"2013" Discussed on Horror Soup
"I'm gonna say she's an insult to a little bit. I don't think so. I'll tell you why because i feel like she gets a little. Just you know she's trying to sabotage stuff for her a little weird i think she is. I did think she was but then as it got a little farther some more stuff happening. I was like i'll maybe you are the you know. And and nikki kind of had her thoughts about her. And i don't think nikki was wrong about anything. Nikki like you know she might have been a little bitchy and whatnot and like foreign but like you know you know like i think she clearly british english exactly completely new was used on her side the entire time. You know. I don't know dude like but anyway like it's kind of just some people that are in random things await the guy. Bj though he's like the the antagonist of the movie the bad guy pretty much he wrote your next lake completely and he did a segment vhs and then also the guest. So like i don't know. Apparently he's just just random shit that goes into this is really throws me off like i really don't get it but anyway anyway. Let's get into this. Let's ken to contract it. Contracted from twenty thirteen contracted. Yeah contractual obligation to start this episode. So i guess the first thing we need to address is intro which consists of a more guy fucking a dead body and then figuring a plastic tube. Yeah you just fall right in the eight th. That's the only reason why didn't want to mention what the ten second thing talking about for so long. Because it's a lot it's a law like is really only in and he's definitely real in the fuck out of this corp yet because i guess we don't have evidence that he's doing it but usually when you see a corpse table bouncing back and forth see in the scene is just like him fucking body..
"2013" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Yeah this is my my guy came up there. He did a wonderful all asian. Christmas tune and his family gives him a standing. Everybody point you think. Oh they're gonna come up behind nope they are sitting down. We will clap but no. It's not earning listen. It's not standing ovation worthy. I don't know to tell you it's just not we if we did it every time it wouldn't be special original broadway. Cast of phantom was their last town one night only and it was and even. Benny sat now now. Now my phantom thought like hey you know twenty thirteen where it's impossible to find tablet. That's my favorite thing in the world tablets or the tickle me elmo of two thousand thirteen hundred brands of tablets. She can't find one in new york city in new york city. She cannot find a tablet people. That is the thing that happens in this movie. This is probably a once in a lifetime but it made me go. Wait what out loud. So i have to say wait. What what is the couple making a baby in the elevator. What is going on there. There is a in the elevator in both scenes. In this office. There is a couple and they are making out is putting it. They are really having. Add it back there and i don't understand it what's happening there. Pda's on the fifth floor. Were heading there. Yeah that's never a dozen. I just i just my mouth just gave dope it. I didn't know what was going on and brought it back back for a second go round. What is if you're gonna make it a comedy bit. It's gotta be three that's right that's right at this point. We're just confused way. Do it as she ends up going back to new york and she opens up the elevator she sees them and then she realizes the by used to place. That's right well you're making out in the audience of the pageant. They're sharing a set with cinemax and they and they just this is where they cross paths as they can do about it. Who just keep it in. It's just pitted sorry. Is this the red shoe diaries. So my man. First of all i need you to know something about the kids act. He may be getting made fun of at school. But don't you worry 'cause we got a real doogie howser on her hands. It's december he seven in the third grade. That boy is a savant. He is at just out kicking his class right now if he is seven in december and in the third grade. He's a great and a half of ahead of everyone right now. So good on you zach and also mom look. I'm not going to give you a hard time for working hard and being a big big boss. Man jeffries what i am going to give you a hard time about is is your kid is getting made fun of at school and he sucks at soccer and you signed him up for a pageant in town. He's never been to. That is on you. I'm not on anybody else that's on you. That's a bad mom alert right there. That is brutal. Also on her is that she can't give a powerpoint presentation without having her iphone calls somehow interrupt and that gets a promotion. I wanna be clear like that. That kind of work gets her up..
"2013" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"We are everywhere from middle america to russia. So that's where we're at all right. I know where he was born. Anybody final guesses whereas born chicago chicago. Let's go idaho. I said saint louis. Kansas city missouri who kansas city missouri. So that right in the middle there somewhere yeah man. I liked that. He went forward and made me happy. I mean he's eighty four whatever performance he gives. The director is not going to be like. Hey i got a few notes and kidney you're on my lifetime movie. He agreed occasion. Lou grant absolutely. He's a legend. No question and and the. I didn't wanna count this feel because it's not anything. The movie necessarily did but i watched this movie the day that it was announced that markie post had passed away while i was watching the movie. I happened. Look at twitter. And ed asner tweeted about having worked with her on the tv show hearts of fire like it all came together in this in this jew. Hate that markie post and he'd really don't ever get a scene together which i've been this one. I feel like they do this thing. And it's kinda late. What but like rainy. Travis came in for a day or two for his sentence. And then as you're came in for three or four days for his scenes and we never we never get to see ed with markey post and the gang. I thought that was wrong. Did you guys pick up a vibe that they were trying to set up some sort of romance between yes and randy travis absolutely and then that just good never goes anywhere sequel. Secret chris to datas crossing on the you know the idea that she her big idea restores. Have you thought about a website. They can't not do it in these always having but the fact that that website goes up and within days his store is packed with out of towners. Yeah yeah we did a movie. All the way back in august all the way back eve's christmas and the same thing happened sales twelve hour turnaround in one thousand nine hundred. Six twelve.
"2013" Discussed on Jimmaa Attorney FM, WAAGJ FM
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"2013" Discussed on Jimmaa Attorney FM, WAAGJ FM
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"2013" Discussed on Jimmaa Attorney FM, WAAGJ FM
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"2013" Discussed on Jimmaa Attorney FM, WAAGJ FM
"2013" Discussed on Jimmaa Attorney FM, WAAGJ FM
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"2013" Discussed on Jimmaa Attorney FM, WAAGJ FM
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"2013" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Yeah that's true like the amount of useless information on beef jerky allies astounding. Yeah i really do a lot of tricky. I'll tell you the weirdest place ever bought. Beat turkey do we. Were driving across the desert in california. I remember when i decided to road trip with your one year old. Yeah one year old. Yeah and we stop off at this gas station mainly because they had this big road sign that said we sell beef jerky and so i pledge and there's thirty now this in the middle of nowhere i mean. I'm telling you any as hot. It's probably a hundred jerry page too on the nose. We sell so many of the things they had an entire guys. It was like it was. It was unbelievable. They had an entire wall of beef jerky there were thirty different flavors and i buy a lot of beef jerky that day like. It was because we were on vacation. So i felt i felt comfortable dropping about fifty bucks autry bones bones jerky months of alexa. Well yeah and the problem. So some of the flavors i picked not good. I got a peach opinion. More like syrup on meet in which was good saw. Some of them really good But overall i can't remember the name of the place where i got it. S is top of the heap. Stuff right there that guys drive through the desert and drive into uc. We sell beef jerky. That's how you know when you got back that you told us where you're going to travel across the country with your one year old and we supported you the best that we got back. You were very positive in rowlett. You said you wouldn't do it. I wouldn't the trip. Was this long guys like this whole stretch it like once. We once you patch past hatch new mexico. It was like it was it was. It was a long drive of just silence in my my kid was overall really good but we also were sharing hotel room for two weeks with a kid and we didn't get a lot sleep during that time really really fun experience But that was for a younger man a younger man game two years ago. Yeah aged guys it was. It was rough. I get that man. It was one of those things where it sounds so good and then gallon the trump. And you're like oh do when you finally get it where the kids age. Don't have to stay in the hotel room with you when they get their own room. Bet that's yeah. Those are the days. Sh that what you're doing. You're just starting your kids in a room while we sat not like in a separate. What are you up to him and their condo or whatever they get their own bedroom just yet told her motel six and i put my five year old twins in the room next door joining new room side by side. No we tried a lower floor tall. I won't find their own three. I mean come on. And then father of the year of here they will almost look right down a pre much gag. Glimpse of what they're doing threaten. You will almost baby monitor. Still works such. That is what it's time for hats off to christmas. It's going to be real good going to be a good time man If you think that this is the only episode in the next four days three days that you will get a haley duff movie. You'd be wrong. 'cause we got another one out on monday a lifetime. Was it lifetime to lifetime a lifetime. Flick lifetime slow about christmas. It's all about christmas eve so look forward to that. Lots of haley duff. Going on right now. A hats off to christmas originally on hallmark channel on december fourteenth twenty thirteen. And a one. a little. Something like this. Maya works at a hat store. Run by a guy named mike. Mike's an old fashioned kind of guy who You know he's getting old himself and he wants to talk to to to my About the future of the hat store She thinks that mike is going to give her the job where she will. Then run the hat store and And but no. Nick is coming into town. Nick is Is son and he is a big time business consultant who has been in the big city for a while Working on wall. Street's mike ask maya to train nick and teach him what it takes to run a hat store. Mic is less than thrilled about the fact that he's leaving his big time business in new york to run a hat store. Nick though he's What can you do. You gotta do a ask you to come. You gotta come and he. He wants to just have an office and run it from there but mine is like no if you want to run a hat to you got to run a hat store but once my actually starts to hang out and see this guy and see how good he is With her son. Boyle boy is he turns out. He's pretty good at running hats stores Because he knows the basics of selling hats he helps her son with a pumpkin carving contest. And she's like wow. He's a total package selling half carbon pumpkins. What did i do to deserve this But then he likes shows late to the pumpkin carving contests and she like just. What is your deal. Why are you late to the pumpkin carving contest But don't worry the soapbox derby races coming right up. And nick is gonna step up again for my as getting upset about the fact that nick is Kind of Being hit on constantly by a banker named valerie he shows up to the soapbox derby race. Kiss my out of excitement and who could contain the excitement of soapbox derby racing the next day. He's talking to valerie about trying to figure out a way to save the hat company and she says have you considered not being in the hat business out of the question and so she says all right we will give you more money. But you're gonna have to come back here and and So that's a good news for him. I guess if he wants to be in the hat business But they're talking and initially she's like we gotta do whatever it takes to do this. Say so you can get back to new york. And he shrugs it off but but my is outside the door at. Here's it as she gets really mad and she she sends in her letter of rec Resignation knicks houses dad. I'm only staying if maya gets a promotion and So at the company. Christmas party They she he announces that nick is going to take over. My is going to get a promotion despite what her letter might have said Nick is there Dressed up as santa and scotty the sun Shows up and talks about how all he wants us for his mom to get back together with nick and then he stands up from his wheelchair and takes a few steps at everybody's really excited. Maya in santa nick kiss he sticking around the hat. Business will succeed and now my friends was has to chris. We did it. We did it has to. It's gonna be a rail ta i. We're gonna take a quick break. We'll come back talking about hats off to christmas and whether or not it was a really good time here on the homer.
"2013" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Bramble jam podcasts. I love classic hallmark christmas movies. Hey it's panda. And i like classical christmas movies. I'm dan i despise classic home on christmas movies. And this is the whole podcast..
"2013" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"Just him. Tuna a bit guys. We tweet one assert their good. Thank goodness what tweet one. Oh i would never get rid of the tweet one. Yeah wealth would we call it. It's clearly tweet one. It's it's it's it's conway tweety tweety really good deeds and there's a country singer. Twenty wow next level rebates and one. We were next week. We're reviewing christmas. And conway twitty. It's inside conway twitty's head and there's a bunch of conway twitty oh bingo wingding ain't gonna be really go. It's like inside out. There's all these voices in conway twitty. It's wild yeah pretty pumped phillips from the office. Still at something. That's it's crazy crazy. Hey yes wanted to take your so. We share how he felt about this movie. We don't hold back. Panda you are known for being. Oh i don't know like ruthless takes get it you get what you're feeling and you don't hold back so don't do that for us now. Sure sure Yeah this movie's this movie's good It's good because hey mandy moore in it you also have Mary louise parker who does a great performance in this movie The plot is stakes to it. There's you know there's man it's got some heavy feels. I don't know if this is a movie. I would want to really watch again. It's not particularly easy. Watch you know. There's some it also. It does give a walk to remember vibes off from time to time as well so not necessarily the most original film but man i. It's there's not want to pick it. This movie is qualitatively better than what we traditionally get with a hallmark movie. There's some really phenomenal performances here. Some really i mean just gut wrenching emotional powerful scenes So yeah like. I'm here for it. enjoyed my time. I'm i'm a big fan of Of course. I blink underneath berry. Louise don't don't know mandy moore anymore. Love me anymore. Can't could huge fan. I just got stuck in my head. You know such a big. I love what name you know what you're hurting my heart. Listen i got stuck on the ems. Because two m's here and i got stuck all i and then i was coming up with only taylor maggie maggie more. I knew i was stuck wasn't coming to me. i'm sorry. No that's on me motel morris Yeah this really was good enough. Christmas for brand. I think we got one christmas tree and a couple of twix so not enough christmas than one christmas tree. And there's more than a couple of tweaks guy. Got a christmas tree. Twigs synon- of christmas for brian. But i say all that say this. The ending of this movie ferris wheel snow falling is just about as magical as you can hope for for an ending. It was so good like a. You are just a satan on earth if he didn't like it if you like that ending because it's so good snowfall in come on. Give it to me so that makes up for the lack of christmas. I thought it was Charming movie great performances I li- i really like Many more worth anymore so big fan of her and big fan of this movie Especially the ending really brought at home for me dan. It's tough as as a south carolinian offended multiple times in the movie which is fine inspected and to get it right But also they have actual actors in this movie delivering actual performances with an actual story like real stakes. Death is at play. These actors are miles better than the normal fare. Vote we get on hallmark weirdly enough. A step in the wrong direction is legend of the screen. Andy garcia he's in the oceans movies he was in the untouchables. He's an amazing actor in here he is. He is decided. Maybe he's trying to like give himself like challenges and his performance because he is decided to saddle himself with an accent that can only be described as forrest. Gump meets sling blade. And i don't know why that he's done that when mary louise. Parker from south carolina. And she's given good accent. Sharyo terry her accent. Isn't that bad. Andy garcia is doing a very weird bid here. It doesn't make any sense. He loves hotdogs and he loves talking like forrest. Gump i don't understand it But it has real emotion and it has real heart in it and it does like the mandy moore doesn't in love in the movie there is no. There's no big like romantic kiss kind of thing. It doesn't play by the rules of hallmark. It felt like we were watching an actual movie. It's bonkers it's affairs wheeler snowing and conway and there. I'm convinced they don't know where conway actually is snowing but because they think they need to explain it all the time and also this some other things but it's a mixed bag is the best. I can say that they are trying. Something there are stakes are way better performances. But also it's kind of ridiculous and andy garcia. I don't know what he's doing this movie. I don't know what he's trying to pull off. It's not working So all in all better than a lot of them Still still not my jay. That's fair that's Let's go to all the field showy. Let's do far. Show share exactly how he felt about smooth. We don't hold back. And i don't think that we should. I think it would be wrong. So panda feels. Yeah so a scene. I initially was not a fan of and i thought. Oh gosh is kinda. Hokey totally got me. It just broke me It's the milkshake scene. where she is. She initially The the wife initially takes a sip of the milkshake can't hold it down. She sick but then the husband comes along and he starts telling her about the time when they're on the boardwalk. He's on his hand. He's super proud of her and he's like. Hey everybody take a look at my wife and as he plays that seen as he continues down that path. And i watch her just she soon awful. She's just broken and then her just kind of fall in love and then able to eat because of this this sting were he's he's coming alongside or man. That seems beautiful. Like it's just it's a great scene and Gay man it hit me right in the fields. It just it. It got me to tear up a of a lot of i mean it's not already dead. The ending of this movie great the various fair sale backyard. I'm an. I'm an easy target for that same man. Are you kidding me. So good music. Swan snow's falling. And conway come.
"2013" Discussed on Deck The Hallmark
"You're halfway there. Joy brand new plus skewing paying. What do they get umbrella. plus first of all community unlike any other trend. Free listening Thing that's chad. Free out chatting swinging none of them. A swinging chad. Don't know what what nope have you met. Chad says that little dance swings sleep dancing jazz swinging. Get chad michael. Murray is when you get out chad. Don't one here guys what we're trying to say is to have plus is where you should be We would love to have you think. Fright panda Dan i understand that you have something that you've been wanting to get off your chest for a little bit and now i think is the time to go ahead and do that puck go. No no it's about time you're miserable. Just awful you terrible. That's doing afford no. Okay tracy put that in the rundowns. Chess i beg for call. He said hey. I need by chess. I said how important is a skill of to frankie muniz and he said poor while god got out and goes one two three four ashlee simpson. Full malcolm frankie muniz simpson said simpson simpson simpson. Why would i sim sim. Sim sim guys swinging. Now already Guys last christmas on a week of these already classic christmas today. Everybody would even christmas in conway. Hope you watched it on friendly. Niimi hope you enjoyed this one trip. But classic chris sorry classic christmas mcclatchy christmas classic christmas. How are you pal com. Tell me this movie came out in two thousand thirteen. Tell me about the. Chris was a twenty thirteen all. It was a special one. Why snow where yup everywhere the you're there to do. I was there to the we. All were you me. Everybody bouma fu go absolutely classic christmas classic christmas at conway it originally aired on december first twenty thirteen hundred thirteen. Who this natalie. She is A live in nurse care who is going to start helping suzy. Mayor is her name jones mayor sister. She's just home from the hospital Suzy's husband dunkin grumpy. Fella just wants to care for his wife. Ignore natalie need his hot dogs but all He thinks that he can take care of his wife. He doesn't need this nurse of an end up at. The doctor was the only way that i can let her go. Home is for there to be a nurse living to make sure that everything is good that she's well cared for so donkin and susie reminiscing looking at a picture of this wonderful night that they spent on a ferris wheel and they decide. We're going to get in the truck. We're going to go to myrtle. And we're gonna get in that ferris wheel but halfway to the ferris She starts to feel bad and so they have to go home. And natalie is like you shouldn't have done this. Anything bad can happen at any time. And deng as i think i know of that i wanna do affairs will give me a hot dog. And so he's very upset about this and so he decides you know what i've got a nice backyard. What an iphone ferris wheel right here. So he goes to. He goes to see what he can find. There's fellow also named tommy harris. Who's doing some christmas decorating next door. He's some kind of handyman And he wants to help. Suzie bringing a christmas tree. Duncan is like you get out of here. Boy don't need you here you'll you'll feet so that's happening. So duncan does to try to find a ferris wheel and he goes to myrtle beach and to see if anyone at myrtles giving away a ferris wheel no dice. Luckily someone at myrtle always knows where you can find something if you look hard enough. And so he sends them to the woods to talk to a guy about a ferris wheel. He goes the guys just like crazy. Carney who's got ferris wheel parts and he's like no you can't have it get out of so duncan decides you know what i'm not gonna take no for an answer. I'm going to bring my rv back because this guy needs a place to sleep. I'll give them my rv for ferris wheel deal and carney's like okay. I'll also shoot your tire as that's that's a quick like you know. Handshake deal in the cardi. World's search tire. So tommy ends up helping. Susie gets a christmas tree. Dunkin's not happy about that. But but but he doesn't need help with the ferris wheel and so he's like tommy. If you do this for me it'll help you pay off the debts that you have with me so real stuff going on there thomas. I'm not the same person i used to be. I'll help you with this. So natalie ends up breaking up with her boyfriend Because of long term and also because he's the worst definitely as long term long distance. I'm sorry to tell me of long-term good. It definitely has nothing to do. With the fact that tommy's working in the backyard looking dunkin has this neighbor. That hates him. He hates his neighbor and when she finds out that he's putting up affairs for his dying wife. She says i'm more shut that down. No way you're taking any of the attention away from my twig reindeer. She finally gets the city to shut it down. They all go to dunkin. And he gets real. Upsets tommy's up on the wheel and who knows what he ends up falling down. Boom boom takes quite. The tom bowl has to go has to go to the hospital. So dumb can goes to pick tommy up from the hospital when they get back crazy carney from the woods. He's there. He's finishing the job. No gun incite thank. God it's ready to go. So duncan goes inside. Takes suzie out into the hawk zone. For one. last ride is starts snowing conway and my friends was christmas. Conway we did exactly right guys. We did it well. I guess we'll take a break. Okay good about read some good reviews lately about how they love the brakes. I should be doing the handbrake after every segment. I think every segments every segment term did one after each one says our take on some of like every hot takes so we do hot take break right. Panic is hot. Take break bring is one now. You're we won't do a break after mind. We'll go straight to all the fields break. I love that introduce all the fields. Twelve to fifteen breaks an episode. I think this is a good idea. We'll see how this feels fish. We did it every body. what was what. it's.