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A highlight from Is Solana The Next Ethereum Killer
"Can a Solana overtake Ethereum? We're seeing a lot of metrics that have a lot of people, their heads are spinning. They're surprised. They don't know what's happening. They don't know why Solana keeps continuing to pump, or we're seeing a lot of positive numbers. We're seeing active users skyrocketing. And also we're getting listed on Perpetual's futures on a very major exchange. You're going to want to check this out. This is Discover Crypto. Thank you for joining everybody. Welcome back, Rodney. We're talking about some altcoins. And now we're not going to talk about ranked 8 ,000 meme coins. Is that okay? We're talking about Solana. I guess we could talk about... Everybody's talking about Grok, I thought. That's right. Grok. Well, yeah. It was like, what? Maybe a top 200 at this point. Hit $186 million market cap. I just saw Kyle Chasse tweet, or Chasse tweet. He's like, I bought the top. Ah. You know, so it happened. As they do. Did you get in on Grok, Rodney? I did not get in on Grok. I faded Grok at 20 million. Sorry. Excuse me for not buying a meme coin. You know. It went up to 150, right? So you missed out on about a seven and a half X. It's still sending, yeah. All right. So you're only missing out on a 10X so far. So far, it's a 10X. But Rodney, you just got in last night, correct? Yes, sir. Yeah. How was that? How was it flying into the Atlanta airport? I heard it's... My fiance, she has Follow Atlanta now, and they're shutting down the whole airport. Apparently, it's like, you know, entire hallways are like two foot wide. What was your experience? Well, I actually drove here from Charlottesville, Virginia, so it was an eight hour drive, but very nice. Got to listen to Joe Rogge on the way here. Some of my favorite cryptocurrency channels. Okay. Yeah. All right. Well, speaking of cryptocurrency, let's just get right into the stories here, folks. We are going to talk about Solana in a bit, but first, let's look at the crypto market. We have Bitcoin down about 1%. Let me go ahead and hit refresh just in case we're getting a little bit fresher. All right. Bitcoin down 1%. But Ethereum is up about 2 % right now, XRP down 2 .5%. Solana is cooling off, folks. Solana is almost down to 5 % along with Cardano, but both of them had a positive week. Solana just had a 10 times better week than Cardano there, 38 % to a 3 .8 % pump there. So if you're holding Solana over Cardano, you're feeling pretty good. If you're holding both, you're wondering, you're looking at your Cardano bag, poking it with the stick, like the meme, come on, do something, do something. It'll happen eventually, folks. Just trust me. Then we have Chainlink down to 5 .5 % as well, but Matic is up. But we look, look at Celestia, Tia, Tia is up. We were talking about Tia, Tia is up 25%, 125 % for the week. Now, TJ, did you see any Tia actually, you saw Celestia? I mean, I know it's Drew's wife's name, so he's been big on it, but he actually, I think was talking about Celestia. Yeah, we did a short on it a while back. We noticed it when it very first popped out. Obviously it's strong in some of the Asian markets, a competitor, so to speak, coming out of nowhere. We're seeing, we're moving up very quickly through the top 100. I think it's ranked 65, 68, something like that right now. I mean, it was under 100 a week or two ago when we first covered it. Definitely something to keep an eye on. And this is something that's important that I wanted to mention on today's stream. As we're getting into a new bull market, there's a lot of different ways to look at different altcoins and value different things. When you're building out your portfolio, there's something to be said for projects that have been around for a little while that you know are going to perform into the bull market. Again, we've looked at them a lot. They're in the top 20s, top 50s, the Maddox, the Mutables, the avalanches, the Solanas, kind of the big performers of the last cycle. However, the ones that tend to have the most explosive gains can be the things that are launching around this time, the newer things. It'll be interesting to see if that trend proves through in this cycle. But Tia, Celestia would be one of those ones that it looked like tech had been around for a while, the team had been around for a while, and they were waiting for the right time to launch to really capture attention in this bull market. So watching how those perform over the next few months, I do think is going to be key. We're going to be doing a deep dive on Celestia coming up in the next week or so. I have some of that going into the works. But watching layer ones, layer twos in the narratives, obviously, in this cycle, I think is going to be a good strategy if you're looking to make those gains. All right. But speaking of gains, we also have the other side of the coin, and that's the losses, folks. The biggest loser is Rollbit for the day, down 10 percent and then Kronos. But if you look at the week here, the biggest loser is Trust Wallet and then followed by XRP. Oh, no. XRP was the number two loser for the week, folks. So it's just interesting to see a top five coin be one of the biggest losers right there. Nio, Nio as well. Nio is down now. Nio is on a video I'm working on right now, the top five coins out of Asia, everybody. And Nio is one of the five. So that might be one. All right. I'll be joining in in a second here. But I think it's time for us to talk a little Solana here. Now, Rodney, what are your broad thoughts on Solana as a sign in real quick? Yeah, well, I think that could be one of the bigger comeback stories of this next run, because really the reason why it dumped down so much, because look at everything dumped during the bear market. But the reason why it dumped down significantly was the negative association it had with Almeida Research, Sam Beckman Fried and stuff like that. But now that we're putting all that stuff behind us, it's probably going to recover. I mean, beside what the occasional network outage is, it's actually a pretty solid project. So a lot of people bought that dip understanding that the reason why it was down wasn't because of function. It was because of the negative publicity. Just like Elon Musk going on Joe Rogan's show, smoking some, you know, green and then dumping Tesla stock. Yeah, I always talk about that podcast. I saw that podcast and I remember thinking, oh, wow, this guy is incredibly bright. I would want to own Tesla stock. A lot of people say, oh, yeah, let's dump it. Well, Solana is overtaking Ethereum by active users after a 70 % spike. Everybody let's look at some of the numbers here. So this is according to Arnimix, they had 356 ,000 unique users on Saturday beating Ethereum's 330 ,000. So beat them by 26 ,000 right there. The milestone was driven by a sharp uptick with the network hosting only 200 ,000 just one week ago, less than a week ago. So it was $100 ,000 less. For comparison, ETH consistently holds around 300 to 350 with two brief spikes above 400k in a surge of more than 1 million wallets. But the price of Solana has plummeted. Is it still more than 96 % from 2021 high of 250 bucks? Does that sound right? I don't know about 96%. Yeah, no, no, that's not right. At one point, at one point when it fell to $10 in January, active addresses on the network shrank 85 % from over a million, 1 .28 to around 200 ,000 this September, according to the block. But Solana refused to stay down and now it is up 145 % just in the past four weeks. So everyone holding on to the profit feel good. And then some analysts have been quick to pronounce that Solana has flipped Ethereum by active users due to the recent uptick. However, the ecosystem has expanded beyond its base layer with the majority of ETH activity now taking place on layer two. So Solana may surpass Ethereum, but there's a giant asterisk because if you want to incorporate little activity, two well, Ethereum, the EVM as a whole greatly surpasses Solana there. But TJ, what do you think about Solana ever surpassing Ethereum as far as, you know, being the number one chain? What odds would you, would you put it less than 5%, less than 1 %? No, I think what you just said really matters there by what metric, right? You know, so you've got transactions, you've got daily active users, you've got a market cap, you've got volume, you know, there's so many different metrics to measure a chain by. So I could see it passing it in transactions one day. That's what it's designed for, right? If you get some good, if you get some good games running on it, you could see it hit higher active users, higher transaction or, you know, but volume, probably not, you know, like DeFi is going to most likely live on Ethereum for the foreseeable future. We talked about that a little bit last week. The ecosystem really matters there. And so I think what we're seeing right now in price gains in the short term, sure, it could, it could outperform there. And I think part of what we should talk about here today is why we saw all that price movement happening over the weekend. And I think, I think you've got my screen here, BJ, you can pull it in here, but some of the factors that came up on this article on Cointelegraph, why Solana Price woke up this week, it really has to do with, you know, obviously FTX getting reopened back up. A lot of people thinking there's less likely for Alameda and what's held on the FTX balance sheet, less likely to dump.
Fresh update on "85" discussed on Masters in Business
"Learn as much as I could as fast as I could and get a B .A. and then become an accountant and a lawyer because then then I figure I could always be employed either managing the numbers or doing law and get those two degrees. That that's not the direction you ended up going though. What what was it that made you say hey this finance thing looks like it's fun and interesting. Well it's you know like life it's a serendipitous series of things. I met a terrific man at Dartmouth named John Hennessy Jr. He was the ex -dean of the Tuck School business school at Dartmouth College and he became a mentor and he once asked me what you just just asked me and I explained to him get the CPA get the law degree I'd always be employable and he kind of said him aim higher have you thought about an MBA so in between Dartmouth and Stanford you work for Goldman Sachs doing M &A early 80s how is that how did that help prepare your path to private equity back then in 1983 the analyst entire program of Goldman Sachs was 25 people and that was a big expansion from the prior year year before and it had only been in existence for two years so Wall Street was so much smaller right Barry you remember back in 1983 Goldman Sachs had about 30 ,000 total employees 15 they were private partnership they weren't even public very different world and the entire merger department of Goldman Sachs in 1983 was 32 people that's amazing and I like to say none were lower to the ground than than me a first -year analyst which meant I was below ground and how did you end up at Bain and Company in Paris what was what was that like well in the time that I was working at Goldman Sachs in mergers there were a bunch of big public companies who are on we were on M a &A retainer they call it so the public company is looking to buy lots of acquisitions and they would have us running the numbers with people their for them as they would have Bain and Company in two of these situations doing the strategic work alongside their management team so I got to know the work and we would jointly make presentations to the senior management their team or board if a deal went far and I got to see firsthand what Bain was doing in strategic consulting and understand their view of business separate from the numbers and so when I did go out to Stanford I wanted to spend my summer learning that better and in Paris and was Bain kind enough to offer me a job to facilitate. I have to imagine that Paris in the mid -80s was just delightful. It was not tough duty. I was very lucky to be there and grateful all summer. So you come out of Stanford, you enter the LBO world, what we now call essentially private credit and private equity. What was it like in the late 90s had to be the Wild West. It really wasn't a mature industry the way it is today. Well, Barry, again like Wall Street, it was all so much smaller. In 1983, by my reckoning, the entire global institutional private equity business was less than a billion dollars of committed capital. That's unbelievable. That's nothing. The largest fund then was KKR with $175 million. So you're doing LBO, you're doing M &A. How did those experiences lead to a in career private equity? There was almost no M &A activity. There was no M &A departments in any investment bank really until the very late 70s. Today where we talk about return on equity, your margins, what's your stock price, back then if you were in business in the real world, they said, how many people work for you? started And if you your career on a line, became a line manager or foreman, became a plant manager, maybe, or a division manager, so on up the line. If people ask you how many people work for you and you say, well, I sold a business, I had a thousand, but now I'm at 800. Barry, you're not a good manager? I thought you were a manager. So literally nobody sold in and the only things that got sold were bankruptcies. So when I was at Goldman Sachs doing M &A from 83 to 85, there came to be in certain situations, buyers that were bootstrap buyers, that were then leveraged buyout financiers and now we call it the private equity industry. And so I came to see some of these entities at very the early stages, KKR would be one, but there were others and a lot of entrepreneurs trying to do the same thing wealthy because families were often these bootstrap buyers. Honestly, it was almost like a religious war between two it's the best way to get the best views of the world. EPS, Earnings Per Share, that all public companies would look at to evaluate mergers and cash flow, EBITDA, which didn't exist as a term, believe it or not, back then. But EBITDA cash flow was how how these bootstrap buyers would look at it. And this seemed kind of interesting and new and different and I became interested in how they did what they did and how they valued it and the So in 1994 you and your co -founder Chuck Klein launched what is the present version of American Securities. What was the catalyst for launching the firm then, what kind of business were you hoping to build? Chuck was then the senior financial advisor to the William Rosenwald family. And the William Rosenwald family, Julius was the genius in Sears Roebuck. And so they had largess from the Rosenwald fortune. We would call that today a family office. It absolutely was. It was called WRFA, William Rosenwald Family Associates. Julius Rosenwald, Bill was his youngest son. Bill separated his money from that of his siblings came and to New York and right after World War II set up his family office modeled in the lines of the Rockefeller family. And he's founded the name, he registered the name American Securities Corporation. And that family office had done what were then called bootstraps, all sorts of investments, not just the stocks and bonds common of wealthy families of the day, but actually buying businesses, some very, very successful But businesses. Chuck was their senior financial advisor, so he's buying selling stocks. And Chuck and I hit it off on our first breakfast on the Upper East Side here in New York. And he kindly asked me if I would come join him.
A highlight from 1457: Bitcoin ETF 100x Opportunity Ahead!
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis as we do each and every day. Also BlackRock Ethereum ETF helps the price pass $2 ,000 as the community sees Bitcoin ETF as a done deal. Also breaking news just in the number of addresses holding more than $1 ,000 worth of Bitcoin has hit a new all time high. Where my long term hodlers at makes some noise. And quoting the high priest of Bitcoin, Max Kaiser, Bitcoin is up 100 % since this interview with Daniella Cambone 11 months ago, $220 ,000 is in play. Gold price is the same price. Bitcoin is the monetizing gold preach. Also in today's show, Bitcoin ETFs will drive institutional adoption in 2024. According to Galaxy Digital's Mike Novogratz and quoting Mike Alfred, it was so smart for BlackRock to apply for the Ethereum ETF to distract the crypto bros from the fact the Bitcoin ETF is about to be approved. They needed to reduce the buying pressure on Bitcoin while they finished positioning for the launch. Worked like a charm. Well done Larry Fink. Also in today's show, Hong Kong getting ready to capitalize on crypto's next bull run. I'd be breaking down this report as well as Bitcoin soaring by over 85 % before the end of this year. Not unthinkable according to a crypto analyst who predicted the Bitcoin 2021 top. Also in today's show, Bitcoin to reach $175 ,000 per coin. According to a top analyst, I'll be sharing his timeline. We'll also be discussing a Bitcoin ETF 100x opportunity ahead. Quoting Michael Saylor, Bitcoin is an asset class and that's a major revolution. If Fidelity and BlackRock and if 10 other ETF issuers all agree the Bitcoin is an asset class, it should be a 10x to 100x bigger than it is right now. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market. All this plus so much more in today's show.
Fresh "85" from Stephanie Miller
"All right. It's trying. It's coming. There it is. It's trying. And another thing about Netanyahu. I was thinking more some gut for you. I will never get over how he disrespected President Trump in this Congress, back when Obama was in, invited him to come speak against the Iran deal in Congress behind Obama's back. It was so unbelievably He can't. Israel can't. Soon enough. All right. Pardon me. Now I have all that out of my crawls. Oh, good. You know what I need in my palate? I need some more Gavin Newsom. Here we go. Ass kicking. Ron Santas. I support border security. I think the asylum system is broken. I believe that we understand. I'm the one that I'm the only guy here. It's a border state governor. You're trolling folks and trying to find migrants to play political games, try to get some news and attention so you can out trump Trump. And by the way, how's that going for you? Ron, you're done. One points in your own home state. Yeah. Oh my God. Oh my gosh. I'll be right here. Okay. by Um, the way, Joe also on Twitter, it's Netanyahu is in his car as well. He said it's like watching a sequel. Finding out the arrogant dismissal of Hamas planning as aspirational by Netanyahu was the same as the dismissal Bush rice of nine 11 intelligence warnings prior to the airliner attacks. Both arrogant, both political. Thank you. Stop voting for right wingers Henry Kissinger, you name it. John Fuchel saying has lots of Ken Henry Kissinger thoughts. I'm sure he does. Spokes when we speak to him in a little bit. Okay. Uh, yes, I, I need, I'm going to need more cause it just, uh, it's given me a little thrill up I love this guy talking about backing the blue when you dangled pardons for January six insurrectionists 85 of them that were literally charged with attacking law enforcement. You talk a big game about backing the blue with all due respect to the crime rate. Again, he's not answering the fact that he has a higher murder rate than the state of California, 66 % higher gun death rate than the state of California. And I can easily answer this point. Gun safety saves lives. I don't think it. I know it. And the state of California. This is yes. Black Knights that according to new polling after the debate on Fox, Gavin Newsom now has a better chance of winning the Republican primary than. Oh, my God. Humiliation, total spot to work and said Gavin Newsom spoke and spoke proudly of everything Democrats have accomplished. He called out lies every single one of them in real time on Fox News. This how is it's done. This is how Dems win. DeSantis once again showed he is not qualified to be dog catcher. But that's more the important thing. That's how you get
A highlight from Read_776 - Banks Without Bankers
"There's a very good reason for Bitcoin -backed banks to exist issuing their own digital cash currency redeemable for Bitcoins. Bitcoin itself cannot scale to have every single financial transaction in the world be broadcast to everyone and included in the blockchain. There needs to be a secondary level of payment systems which is lighter weight and more efficient. Likewise, the time needed for Bitcoin transactions to finalize will be impractical for medium to large value purchases. Bitcoin -backed banks will solve these problems. They can work like banks did before nationalization of currency. Different banks can have different policies, some more aggressive, some more conservative. Some may be fractional reserve while others may be 100 % Bitcoin -backed. Interest rates may vary. Cash from some banks may trade at a discount to that from others. HOW FINNY The future of Bitcoin is uncertain. We don't know how well it will scale, how privately it will be used, how it will be stored or even how it will be used for payments. In addition to the progress of protocols and applications, the development of Bitcoin's system may have the most significant impact of all on the value of Bitcoin the asset. The range of potential outcomes is wide. Consider two hypothetical extremes. In one, all Bitcoin is held in third -party custody and users trade receipts between one another. In another, Bitcoin becomes a self -custodial peer -to -peer asset for everybody in the world, providing every conceivable financial function. Both extremes are unrealistic and the system will likely end up somewhere in the middle at maturity. Many will pay custodians to store their Bitcoin and many will not. Some will use protocols they can unilaterally exit and some will trade claims representing underlying Bitcoin issued by third parties. Unique to the emergent Bitcoin financial system is the application of cryptography to fundamental financial functions. Novel technologies exist, are being built and have been theorized that will enable previously unseen functionalities, robustness and ultimately competition amongst Bitcoin financial intermediaries. Key to these novelties is the characteristic of peer -to -peer or P2P exchange, that Bitcoin financial intermediaries will surely exist as commercial options, but that newly possible direct manipulation and exchange will exist as well. I will analyze the possibilities for the development of such a system, but will do so with a deliberately partisan lens. I assume as a foundational premise that the greater the peer -to -peer possibilities, the better. Better in that I believe financial autonomy is a fundamental good to be strived for, but also better in terms of the stability and neutrality of Bitcoin as a whole. It is probably inevitable that trusted third parties will emerge on the basis of convenience provided, but should they dominate their peer -to -peer counterparts, the entire system is threatened. This article is an expansion upon my previous writing, Bitcoin Banking, which covers the theory behind full -reserve banking and free banking, and applies these systems to technologies such as the Lightning Network and Federated Chomian Mints. I will expand my analysis of the above, introduce other emerging technologies, and focus on the likely economic characteristics of the resulting mix. The best place to start is with a discussion of trust. If you're going to trust, trust your community. Few species can cooperate as humans do. We cooperate best with our closest kin, as they are most aligned with our genetic interests and genes compete to be propagated into future generations. Evolutionary biologist John Maynard Smith proposed that genes evolve to find Nash equilibria when solving strategic problems under competition. Known as the evolutionarily stable strategy, our genes evolve to influence our behavior so that we, generally speaking, help the closest copies of our genes. Communities in a confined geography also tend to have a relatively greater alignment of interests within than without. As an example, everyone can agree that they want security. Debate arises around what methods to use and at what cost. Genetic alignment varies by location, but geographic alignment, by definition, does not. Everywhere in the world, the interests of community members are greatly aligned. There is much to gain from being part of a community. As individuals stand to gain more from their communities, their risk of loss likewise increases. The social risk hypothesis posits that depression is an adaptive, risk -averse response to the threat of exclusion from social relationships that would have had a critical impact on human survival and reproductive success. It is likely that humans have naturally evolved to avoid social rejection. There is no denying that people are selfish and their interests are often not aligned with the interests of their community. All the evolutionary theory in the world doesn't prevent littering, nor does it prevent the throwing of loud parties at the expense of a neighbor's sleep. And yet while these examples may create some social friction, they usually aren't deemed costly enough acts to risk social rejection. In contrast, if a community member was caught stealing another's car, the social consequences could be much more severe. Without the cost of community rejection, moral hazard often emerges as the benefits from defection against a conflict of interest outweigh the benefits of maintaining a long -term, net positive contribution. Known as the agency problem, a conflict of interest between a principal and an agent will result in moral hazard, all else equal. Community social costs do not solve the agency problem, but they certainly mitigate it. Further, communities have evolved with the advent of the internet. This evolution has rendered geography as a less supremely important characteristic of community alignment, while enabling communities with common interests to form globally. Global online communities aren't the result of genetic or geographic alignment. Rather, they form from common interests. The potential for new technologies and financial arrangements to exist among online communities is large, as will be discussed at length below. Where economic agency exists, community trust can mitigate moral hazard. The advent of the internet has enabled novel forms of community trust that, in turn, can mitigate novel economic risks. Community trust can be leveraged in a variety of ways. For hundreds and possibly thousands of years, informal financial groups have existed as a method for saving and borrowing. Be they savings and credit associations, village savings and loan associations, savings and credit cooperative societies, and so on. Today, informal financial groups are the primary mechanism for savings and borrowing by groups disconnected from formalized financial institutions. Community trust is also leveraged through formal financial institutions. There are 274 million members of 85 ,000 credit unions worldwide as of 2018. Leading up to the financial crisis, commercial banks engaged in five times the amount of subprime lending relative to credit unions and were 2 .5 times more likely to fail during the crisis. Their public trust is greater, and small businesses are 80 % less likely to be dissatisfied with a credit union than with a big bank. According to the FDIC 2020 Community Banking Report, community banks are less likely to close, have performed better since the financial crisis, are a key provider of funding for local businesses, in particular commercial real estate, small business, and agricultural loans, and are more prevalent in rural areas. Community banking is localized by nature. As brick -and -mortar establishments are uneconomic in many rural environments, digital solutions are being sought to bank the unbanked. Bitcoin is an emergent digital monetary system with properties that can enable the establishment and growth of both informal and formal financial groups. Unique to Bitcoin as a monetary asset is the ability for the individual to maintain self -custody, which makes participation in a banking system a choice and not a necessity. Further, the fact that Bitcoin is digitally native enables voluntary financial groupings to form among the global population connected online. The programmability of Bitcoin enables these groups to innovate novel trust mechanisms. With this technology, community -based financial groups can be formed without geographic constraints. Common interests among geographically dispersed communities can be achieved by leveraging Bitcoin for trade and various financial functions. The technological properties of Bitcoin enable voluntary adoption among geographically common and distributed communities alike. Novel organizational forms are emerging with the potential to catalyze financial and economic value. These emergent systems often require significant user education and specialization. Such burdens are alleviated by entrusting custodial control to service providers, a trade -off that potentially undermines the system's purpose. It is natural for economic actors to economize for the sake of specialization. However, if all the Bitcoin in the world was held by third -party custodians for the sake of quote, efficiency, the system would arguably cease to serve its purpose. At the very least, the peer -to -peer innovation would be wasted. Centralized control over Bitcoin custodial operations is a systemic attack vector. In all monetary systems prior to Bitcoin, the transactional efficiencies gained through centralized monetary agency led to moral hazard and ultimately further centralization of the system by political agents. Custodial operations are a step towards centralized agency. While agency cannot be eliminated today, it can be optimized. The question becomes, who is the ideal agent? One thing all users of Bitcoin have in common is that they are a part of some or other community, and probably of many. A recent realization is that sufficiently knowledgeable trusted community leaders can act as custodians on behalf of the community members as opposed to non -communal third -party service providers. For example, a parent who manages a family's finances, the finance department managing a company's expenses, or a group of community leaders managing a community bank. Bitcoin enables this possibility via the multi -signature transaction, a technology that in one application allows for community members to form what is called a quote, federation. The federated custodial model was theorized by Blockstream and subsequently put into production via Liquid, a multi -signature based sidechain. The concept behind a federation is simply that multiple participants hold keys that are useless in isolation but can be combined to produce a signature that is required to make a transaction, thus distributing the trust from one to multiple parties that must cooperate to move funds. Fediment, a protocol launched for the purpose of enabling community custody in private transactions, leverages this technology. A primary thesis of Fediment is that there exists a gap in the market between self -custodial solutions and centralized third -party custodial solutions. While many do trust third parties, 2022 was a banner year for demonstrating precisely how this misplaced trust can become horribly consequential. On the other hand, few outside of the community of Bitcoin advocates seem to want to spend the time learning how to self -custody their assets. If we don't trust third parties, we also don't want to expend the effort to be knowledgeable enough to trust ourselves, what can we do? We can trust our communities. Trust doesn't scale well, but it can be optimized at the community level. A federation is an enabling technology for those that wish to expend the effort to learn proper custodial practices. They can scale the applicability and utility of this knowledge to the bounds at which trust already exists within their communities. This idea not only fills a gap in the market, but has a multitude of implications that could emerge beyond the horizon of localized trust. To understand these implications, first we must understand Fediment. Federated custodial technologies leverage cryptography to innovate basic custodial functions. Where agency is necessary, federated custody can exist as a deterrence mechanism against political influence. Fediment is a protocol at the confluence of four primary technologies. One, federations, groups of individuals that possess computers and provide their memory and processing power to the community. Their computers possess the same software and that enables them to communicate information between one another. The federation is formed by a group of leaders, referred to as, quote, guardians, that generate and control the Bitcoin multi -signature address, and also have software that speaks the Fediment protocol. When users, not guardians, users, want to join the federation, they are leveraging the federation's memory, processing power, and trustworthiness. This enables them to utilize whatever applications the guardians are providing. Primarily, this will be Cholmian eCash, defined just below, but could theoretically be anything and will probably mostly be financial applications. Federated technology is capable of providing users many things, but its primary value proposition is to enable guardians to faithfully execute the protocol on behalf of users. Bitcoin is stored in a multi -signature address and controlled by the federation's guardians. The address requires a threshold level of signatures in order to send Bitcoin transactions. For example, a 3 of 4 multi -sig has 4 possible keys, but requires at least 3 of them to send Bitcoin. 3. Cholmian eCash A private method for representing value that can be traded as a quasi -bearer instrument. It utilizes a cryptographic construct known as a blind signature. The party issuing the eCash, in this case the federation, doesn't know the identity of who the eCash is being issued to, the user, yet any third party can nonetheless identify the quote signature on the eCash as having come from this federation. This enables the federation to issue eCash to users that deposit Bitcoin to the federation's multi -signature address. The users hold the eCash on their device with the ability to hold backups with the federation if they lose their device, making it a kind of trust -dependent digital bearer instrument. There is no public blockchain for the eCash created by guardians, it is simply held in the memory of the user's computer, such as a mobile phone, similar to physical cash, and that can also be backed up to protect against the event of loss. The eCash scheme provides a means of payment that maintains the censorship resistance of base -layer Bitcoin with added privacy, but is liable to inflation if a supermajority of the Fediment guardians decide to maliciously and covertly increase the supply. 4. The Lightning Network The Lightning Network, or LN, hereafter, can ideally be used to forward payments between federations via Lightning gateways, discussed below. This creates the ability to instantly exchange eCash for Bitcoin and has several implications. Importantly, it increases the fungibility between the numerous forms of eCash issued by various federations, reducing the incentive for many to join one federation. Increased fungibility among the eCash of various federations and community trust optimization fundamentally incentivizes systemic decentralization. The combination of these technologies into a set of rules that the Fediment software users must follow is what defines the Fediment protocol. As an open -source protocol, anyone can participate. The ecosystem is comprised of the following participants. Users, individuals with an app that speaks Fediment and potentially Bitcoin and Lightning. They send the Bitcoin to the federation's multi -signature address and receive eCash in exchange. They can send eCash or Lightning to or from any of the applications connected to their wallet, limited only by having the required balance of eCash or Lightning and if others accept eCash or Lightning. Guardians Individuals chosen by the community to set up nodes that speak Bitcoin, Lightning, and Fediment. They form the federation, manage the hardware, control the Bitcoin in a multi -signature address and issue the eCash. They can also act as Lightning gateway providers, but this requires specialization, discussed below, and thus another entity called a Lightning service provider or LSP will likely fulfill this function. Lightning Gateways Lightning node liquidity providers that use Fediment. The reader can imagine these as a Lightning to eCash exchange that is linked into a Fediment. They can integrate with Fediment users and act as market makers by standing ready to send Lightning payments and receive Lightning payments for a spread. Any federation user can do this, but running a well -connected, high -capacity Lightning node requires specialization, and this function will likely be provided by scaled LSPs. If a user wants to, quote, send eCash to a user at another Fediment, they send the eCash to a gateway, which then forwards along an equivalent Lightning payment to a gateway of the other Fediment, which then sends the receiving user their eCash. eCash can't leave a Fediment. It can only be exchanged for Bitcoin or a Bitcoin on Lightning, which can be received by gateways to other Fediments and converted back into eCash in the new domain. However, users can integrate with multiple federations and exchange eCash between users of those federations.
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A highlight from House (1977) (Japanese) (Horror/Cult film) Movie Review
"What's happening everyone, Kira and Ben back again. This is the horror house, haunted house, why did I call it a horror house? This is the haunted house week. Previously we had covered house from 1985 and today we're covering house from 1977. Now I did recommend this movie. This is one of my favorite movies. I revisit it every spooky season, sometimes even not in spooky season. I think it's a really fun film. Ben, I know I recommended it to you, but tell me your history with the film. I had never heard of it. I recommended the house of 85 that we just did. I actually watched this one and I was cracking up laughing. I was like, this is hysterical. It was a fun watch. It's a fun watch, but I think similar to house of 85, when you get into what the story is and into what they're talking about, there's a lot more there. This is a Japanese film from 1977. When it came out, it was not very well received when it came out and I can see that it blends a lot of styles, which I appreciate in a film, so obviously it's very realistic, but then we see these moments of animation and fantastical kung fu stunts. We see this kooky, anime style background and I like how he blends all of these together. It does remind me of the fantasticalness of the original Suspiria. For those who have listened to our Suspiria episode, we did cover the new one from 2019, but if you watch the original, the Dario Argento one, you'll see the same fantastical colors and color schemes used in this surrealist background for a story, which I like, so this is probably why I like this movie because I like that movie so much, but it is a movie and it follows this one main girl, Gorgeous, and then her six friends, and we're going to get into their names as we talk about the film, and it's summer vacation and she's so excited to go away with her dad because it's just her and her dad because her mom died, and then the dad actually reveals that he has a new girlfriend who he wants to marry, and I always think it's so funny, he's like, alright, this is my girlfriend, she's going to be your new mom, and it's kind of just like, and you can kind of see Gorgeous sort of go back within herself and be like, huh? My mom? No, my mom is dead, who is this woman? It felt very Disney princess to me, but so now Gorgeous is very upset. Her friends are supposed to go away to this inn with one of their teachers, Mr Togo, who I cannot wait to talk about, and it then comes about that his sister had a baby, she runs the inn, and the inn is closed because she just had a baby, so he's like, can't go there, and then Gorgeous comes and says, you know what? I don't want to go with my dad, let's go see, let's go to my mom's hometown, she's feeling very nostalgic for her mom, she's like, let's go to my mom's hometown and visit my aunt, my aunt still lives there, she writes her on a letter being like, hey, showing up with six of my friends, can't wait to see you, I haven't seen you since I was six years old, and the aunt's like, okay, no worries, can't wait for you to come, so we see this journey of the six girls going, and they get to this house, and it is very kooky and weird, and it is already kind of like, hmm, something is not as it seems, so the seven girls' names, as we've talked about them, we obviously have Gorgeous, and then we have Fantasy, Sweet, Melody, Prof, Math, and Kung Fu, now, on the surface, I feel like these names come off as very generic, because they do tie directly into the character traits and personalities of these girls, also, it's like, why is a girl reduced down to just one personality trait, oh, a woman can only be one thing, we're gonna get into that later, guys, I got a lot to say, but, we have these girls with these very symbolic names, and they embody everything that they are, Gorgeous is beautiful, she's always doing her makeup, she's always keeping up with herself, Fantasy is always living in a fantasy world, she's always daydreaming, Sweet is like, she's the housekeeper, she's trying to maintain the home, she's very kind and gentle, Prof is obviously the smart one, Kung Fu is the fighting one, and then, the one that gives me the most issue, oh, Melody is the music one, I forgot her, and then Math, who is considered the fat one, which I was like, well, she's not fat, first of all, she is not a fat woman, or girl, in the movie, and her characteristic is that she likes to eat, so, that one really made me mad, because everyone else's names and personalities are based, everyone else's names is based off of their personalities, and Max is based off of her body type, and it kind of solidifies this idea, grow it from earlier, I would definitely say growing up, and we've just only started to combat this now, is that fat people don't deserve anything other than being fat, which I hate, I think that is so regressive, and it's so harmful, and it's like, you are more than your body type, and in this, she was not, whereas everyone else is, because they are thin, and I hated that, because guess what, she's still thin, she is still a thin actress, yeah, her name's what, Stomach, so they call her Math, yeah, it was stupid, I didn't like that either, I thought that was kind of mean, it's icky, it's not good, because everyone else, like, everyone else, Prof is the smart one, yeah, does she wear glasses, okay, yeah, but that's like, I mean, this all the time, she's like, I'm so strong, and I can fight anything, so, but these are characteristics, these are personality traits that they have deemed and grown into for themselves, and Mac is just, oh, you like to eat, and I think it's so like, it's so reductive, and it is so harmful, and it's so hurtful, she's always eating, she's always carrying food, she's always talking about food, and it's like, she is more than this, like, because we, I don't know, it felt very reductive to me, even to the point where, when she is killed by the house, she is then biting her friend, trying to eat her friend, like, I was like, okay, the hunger is not this insatiable, like, she is more than this, so, I understand why they did it, because, actually, no, I don't understand why they did it, they could have had literally any other personality trait, but I guess, if you had to write, no, I can't even justify it, like, I'm not, I can't even, in my head, as I'm trying to say this, I can't even justify it, no, Mac was done dirty.
A highlight from MASSIVE XRP PUMP! (Ethereum Not Done Yet!)
"Today is a great day to have a new set in crypto. How are we all doing today? It's 11 -6. It's November 6th. It's 11 -32. Sorry. It's 10 -33am. How are we all doing today? We got a new set. We got some new people. This is going to be phenomenal. Look at that lighting down below, folks. It's lovely. I'm loving it. Hey, chat, let us know what you think about it. But guys, we're going to be talking about XRP. Why is XRP pumping? What is going on with Ethereum? Is there more activity? XRP is the crypto market's back is all -coin season starting. Also some huge Bitcoin ETF news as well and Grok AI, the AI that most resembles a caveman's name. But yeah, we got Drew and Kelly. I don't know which way to look. Do I look at the camera? Do I look at chat? Do I look at these two lovely gentlemen? Look me in my eyes. All right. Let's maintain eye contact for the entire show. Love the new set. It looks amazing. Nice. Nice. Okay. A little bit of an echo. Special shout out to our entire team here at Hit Network, BJ, Aaron, and Joel, and Bobby, and Owen. There's so many people who just work tirelessly. If I forgot anybody's name, a lot of you. Love you all. We appreciate how much hard work you do. Really special shout out there. Drew, any message on the beginning of the set? How do you feel about it? Man, it's just - You helped carry some things. Yeah, no, it's nice to have a fresh start. And I mean, this is just, it feels as professional as we act every day. Oh, that's not at all. I mean, I don't know. We bring the heat. So we have a new set up here. It's nice to be able to conversate back and forth with you guys, bounce ideas by each other a little bit more organically as we go through the news. So - Legit, because he DZ being a future Jimmy Kimmel. No, I will never be the CIA's puppet master. Okay. I will never be their puppet. All right. Let's get right into the show here, folks. Guys, let's see if I can share your screen. Make sure you're following us on Discover Crypto. We just put out two phenomenal videos over the weekend. In this Cardano video, I also added it to my pin tweet here, if you want to see it. But I highly recommend you go check it out on YouTube. Get in there, get in the chat, leave a couple of questions, we'll start replying to the videos. I don't know how I'll do it with the next video, working on some top three tips to master the bull run for the first hour that the video's out, we'll go ahead and maybe we'll engage with you. So if you've got any questions, I'll jump in there. Also, we did another video on Jimmy Bitcoin. The heist Bitcoin is stronger than any Bitcoin heist in history, billions of dollars. So it's a really, really good video. I recommend it. He's like the Bitcoin heist meister. He's the heist meister. Yeah, yeah. He's not Heisman, but he's the heist man. All right, folks, make sure you go to hit merch as well. And I think it's time for us to just get right into this Ripple story, folks. Ripple gaining momentum, $850 million, and whale buys push price above 75 cents here. You see it broke out above a critical 65 cents resistance, and now it looks like it's off to the races. So over the last two weeks, crypto whales have been spotted buying XRP aggressively. Not only are the whales buying, they're buying aggressively, folks. As of 2023, the event edges is now the best time to get crypto. You know what? I can see why Bobby's wanting me to move left. I tend to lean to my right. All right, between October 24th and November 6th, the whales, how much XRP did they acquire? 1 billion .26 XRP, folks. And if XRP does say go to $2, $2 .50, even $4, talking about billions of dollars here. So they're bringing their new balances to a new 2023 peak. So we're at a new peak for XRP balances on the whale wallets here. Now there is a big event coming. It's the 2023 edition of Swell Digital Asset Conference in Dubai later this week. It's an invite -only event. So we'll feature keynote speeches and dialogue with some leaders, regulators, and innovators. Now Drew, you're kind of Mr. XRP here. I think you're probably the biggest fan of XRP. The whales are buying. Now are they going to start dumping? No, I mean, we'll always see a little bit of sell pressure, but I think that banks being even just slightly willing to test out XRP and its remittance payment systems and these continuing patterns growth that I see for Ripple in general, I think that things across the world are seeing this. The US still has the gray area, but the rest of the world is feeling ready for it. So I don't think that that'll be on us anytime soon, a big dump. All right. All right. More conspiracy talk. You guys are always on point. No, no, no. We got to get off the rails here. Poor Jimmy. You know what? Poor Jimmy Zong. That's the only Jimmy I like talking about. All right. Here we have the social dominance chart. So this blue line is where people mentioned XRP. So when you see a little bit of spike in social media chatter, oftentimes you're going to see a little bit of a price increase as well. But sometimes social media chatter precludes the pump. Sometimes it's after the pump. They're just, it depends because as a coin doubles in price over a month, people will just start talking about it naturally, even if nothing else is going on. But so here's the social dominance metric is showing the percentage share of a cryptocurrency in comparison to the 50 most talked about projects in the crypto media channels. So they'll just look at keywords, how many TikToks are being made and compare it to the other 49 coins there. But having cleared the resistance at $0 .65, XRP price now faces minimal resistance on the road to $0 .70 as well. So not only that, though, we also have Deaton coming out. He was coming out in favor. So there's a little bit of a settlement with the SEC versus XRP months ago where, hey, programmatic sales, hey, that seems fine. But when you're selling to a hedge fund, that seems bad. So we had one win, we had one loss, and we're saying, so this is like a 50 -50, right? This is like a 50 -50 win -lose. So Deaton's coming out saying it is not 50 -50, it is 90 % win, 10 % loss. So we're looking at more of a 90 -10 ratio here. So here, let's just get his quote out here. In a recent post, he strongly refuted the idea that the result was close to a 50 -50 outcome here. The people who argued that the SEC got a 50 -50 victory in the ripple crates are 100 % right wrong here. I'm still messing around with it. It was more like a 90 -10 in Ripple's favor. If Ripple ends up paying $20 million or less, it's a 99 .9 % legal victory. Did it feel like a 99 .9 % legal victory, Drew? Yeah, I mean, absolutely. A lot of the talk from famously like Pomp when we first got the Ripple case laid out, he's like, oh, you're holding securities, but kind of dancing on the graves of people that held XRP, even in the retail, which I think was just an absolute spit on the face disservice and a to our freedom to transact and to have new systems come about to do those transactions. So seeing even these chunks of wins from XRP and Ripple are massive, massive gains in confidence for people across the world. Now they're looking at this thing and many people are calling it the most regulated crypto on earth just from these recent wins. You brought up gains of confidence. You think I care about the gains of confidence? I don't care about the gains of confidence. I only care about the gains in price. And that's where we're going to go to Kelly here. Kelly, we have some charts here. I don't know if you're looking at XRP, but yeah, 65 cents, 70 cents. Is that all just a facade or is there a real support and resistance happening here? Well, it's throwing it here to the chart. We can see that this is essentially a chart I've been looking at for some time. And interestingly, we have this sort of uptrend parallel channel that on this break to the upside, which is when we have that initial news breaking of the sec the court case stuff that we got this massive pump and essentially rejected right here at a known level that goes all the way back. I mean, this goes all the way back to this base point here, December, 2020. So this is a pretty interesting when the price was going, I was looking at this suggesting, and this is going to be likely turnaround point. We got a stiff rejection off that until we broke down and tested the lower bound here. Got a deviation below. Now why will we have a deviation below is because these smart money people out there, these the people that really understand how to move the markets, they try to do everything they can to trigger those of you and those of me and drew DZ. Everybody that's in this market is subject to emotions. And those that are in control of their emotions and have a sound strategy and risk management doesn't get triggered by this consistently. But those, somebody sold down here cause they thought it was going lower. Oh man. It gave that opportunity for a lower entry for a long, okay. Now we're seeing here, especially where we're at in relationship to the having coming up and we have all this stuff on the horizon about the the IPO for ripple. And we have all these court cases winning into to your point earlier. I don't think they're going to win a hundred percent, but I think that's baked in. I think in the sense that at 99 .8 % or whatever, they're going to have to have some concession not to make Gary Gensler feel like he completely has, you know, a full face of egg on it. So there's going to be some sort of small fine paid or some concession that they have to make, but it's literally just going to be the fee of doing business. We see this also, it's not, it's not the end of the world. We look at you know, traditional banking, they've had $40 billion in fines since 2000 traditional banking. And yet there's, you know, they're able to continue doing business because it's the price of doing business. Now, are these levels that you're talking about? You said 65 cents. Yeah. 65 cents. And then a lot of resistance at 70 cents as well. 65 cents is right here. This previous range high that we broke through. I do think if we come back down, this is a great area. If we're very bullish, this is a great area for price to bounce on. It doesn't mean if we lose this, it's not bullish anymore. In fact, we can come all the way back down here to this horizontal line. That's in perfectly a basically cross section right here to that 60 cents level. This would be a great opportunity for another, you know, still bullish pullback if we come back to this level. Now, if it does continue to run, where is it going to go? Are you going to buy DZ? Are you going to buy on the way up if we get two candles in a row that are still bullish and we break 85 cents, is that a signal for you to buy and prices just running higher? You know, as much as I like candles, I don't like buying wicks. And so just I even when it hurts me, I just I'm averse against buying wicks. Yeah, no, I hear that. And so the point here is if things are running, that's a signal that there's a lot of stuff going on. Let the pullback let the chart come to you in your strategy so you can so you can make a smart buy. Now, let's go ahead, look at Bitcoin, Bitcoin and an interesting sort of channel that it's it's trading here. A lot of people are speculating. Is this going to be a setup for a sort of kind of flopsided bar pattern where the price action actually continues chopping in here only to break down and, you know, to this level? But why is that level important to previous high level that thirty two thousand dollars? Now, whether we continue higher or pullback down there now, at some point, I do think we're going to test below this range that we're in right now. Things are I mean, we see the momentum here is trending down while the price is still slightly turning higher. So there is some signs that we may be having some issue here coming up fairly shortly. I think C90 says the best. We're too far away from the having to not have at least one pullback. I don't know if it's going to start tomorrow. I don't know if it's going to start two months from now, but we're looking at an April twenty twenty four halving date. There's I'm assuming it's going to be much more likely than not in those six, five, six months. We'll experience a pullback now. Everybody want and I just did a video on this on the bit lab morning stream talking about the pump season. It's holidays. Everybody not only has a bias that they wanted to go up because you want to feel happy during the holidays, but there is data out there. There's data out there that shows that on average, November has a thirty seven percent pump to the upside. But that doesn't that doesn't mean every November is a thirty seven percent pump. There are some November's that have been negative. Basically, you've lost value in November. And we can see on this chart right here, this is seasonality. This is Q4. These these yellow bars, horizontal bars. This is Q4. And yes, we had a pump here. But look, we had a dump here, consolidation here, pump here, break down here. So you have to you have to take it into the context of where you're at in the market cycle compared to the halving. So as it stands right now, I do think we very well could get a pump. But look how far we still are from having to me if we do get that pump, I'm going to be looking for an opportunity coming into the halving for still some lower prices to whatever level we pump from pump two. So I would just urge caution. The higher we go, start looking for opportunities for prices on a pullback. All right. Let's say what is the coin you want to get more of during a pullback? I'm just going to say boring Bitcoin. I feel like I don't have enough Bitcoin. So if there is a pullback, I think I'm a scoop up some more bitty. What about you two? I'm going to be going after Cardano next. That's the next big bag. I have too much of it. What about you, Kelly? Well, I'm torn because I mean, look at pull up this chart real quick, because we see dominance is coming into a known zone. Not a carry off. Do you like Natalie and Bruglia? I'm told that's how I was trying to think of the song is that I'm still coming into this zone. Dominance is pulling back. We're seeing a little bit of capital rotate out of Bitcoin. And we also see the Ethereum dominance broke. Everybody wants to see this breaking, thinking every alts are just going to moon. But we still could very well have those alts pull back. So it's still a little bit. Everybody wants this to be an alt season because we're seeing some pretty big gains, you know, also because we're all overexposed in alts. That's why. Yeah. You know, one of those ones, everybody was kind of taking a little doodoo biscuits on was right here. Albert Rand. Everybody was saying they thought it was dead because they're also doing that rebrand. But look at this 45 percent pump. But it's pushing higher. But don't get lost in the bias just because you're feeling good in a green candle. Look for those pullbacks. If I had to pick one, it would be Bitcoin.
Monitor Show 16:00 11-03-2023 16:00
"Pop culture is always evolving, and those changes impact our lives in ways that are both visible and not so obvious. I'm Lucas Shaw, and I cover the business of pop culture for Bloomberg. My job is to uncover how entertainment is changing and explain what that means for you. Because context changes how you see things, how you change things. Context changes everything. Start exploring my coverage and more at Bloomberg .com. If it does unravel and sort of what would be, I guess, the catalyst that leads to that. We are getting the closing bells here in New York. Let's walk you through the numbers here. An update and an up week for most of the major indices here in the U .S. We start with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, higher on the day by about six tenths of a percent, up about 200 points, back above that 34 ,000 level, and adding to what is now gains of about five percent here on the week, best weekly performance for the Dow going back to October of 2022. Meanwhile, the S &P 500 up nine tenths of a percent on the day. That's adding to about what is now going to be a six percent gain on the week. Best week going back to November of 2022. And the Nasdaq composite also getting in on the action up about one point four percent. And again, once again, having its best week since November of 22. But look at this. We've got to talk about the Russell 2000 here, because it was an outperformer all day long, all week long, up about three percent here on the day. It's best day going back to mid June. And on a weekly basis, an eight percent gain appears to be locking in. Best week for the Russell, Carol, going back to February of 2021. What a shift in sentiment and going into a weekend. It's kind of interesting to see all this enthusiasm. You look at the S &P 500, 415 names to the upside, 85 to the downside. Nasdaq 100, you've got 84 names gaining today, Katie, and 17 to the downside. So really a risk on trade once again. Yeah. And again, you can see the same sort of story playing out in the.
A highlight from Don't let the CFO make operational decisions
"In this episode I speak to Kurt Uhler who is a serial and parallel entrepreneur. We discuss his experience with disruptive technologies including his involvement in a company that grew from $85 million to $1 .44 billion in annual revenue in just 10 years. He emphasises the need to embrace uncertainty and find value in unconventional places. Listen to this conversation where we discuss the importance of considering risk when making decisions about disruptive technology. We also highlight the need for expertise and unbiased opinions in decision -making processes to avoid unbound risks. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. What's that like, weddings and birthdays? And the rest of the time you just watch the young 'uns? I watch the young 'uns do it. I have other activities, yes. Tell us a bit about you. I've been a serial and parallel entrepreneur since I was 14. And I say that I started a couple brick and mortar companies then but I also started working for 14 due to some mischief. I've always been in high -growth technology companies and so many people probably know my background due to a little company called Navtech or Navigation Technologies. It's now called Hear Technology. It was all of the car navigation systems globally really for years. And so up until about 2012, 2015, car navigation systems, all the navigation on phones, Microsoft Flight Simulator, I have a shelf behind me even though we're on audio, that we help rebuild how games like Microsoft Flight Simulator are built. So that was kind of the linchpin for 11 different industries at the time. Think about how much we saw mapping and traffic data come into all of our lives from 2000 until about 2010. It just changed everything. That's pretty cool. So did you set up that company then? I did not. Actually, none of us that were there at the time set it up. It was when I joined, it was probably about an 18 -year -old company. And so I did rise through the ranks of there pretty well. But it had been kind of a research and development house out of Phillips Electronics out of Europe. They had put in about $800 million into it because Phillips was a big player in electronics back in the day, still is, but in car navigation systems. And they only did about $85 million a year in revenue. I say only, that's big for a lot of companies. But in 10 years, we grew it from $85 million a year in revenue to $1 .44 billion a year in annual revenue, which was a fun ride for just 10 years. Crazy. That sounds really cool. So you've led Disruptive Technologies. So is that different from your standard type of business? Is there some special juice or knowledge that you need to have? You have to be okay with uncertainty and looking for value in places that others do not. And so if we stay with that company, I've been part of Disruptive Technology in many industries at this point, building some of the marketing technology that we all use today. But at that company, the lion's share of their revenue was from automotive. And it was very clear. So they had the value proposition for whether or not you had maps in the car navigation system for just Germany or just UK. And so that was very clear. And then as data kind of evolved, well, it wasn't too much of a far leap. It was kind of normal technology. I'd say evolution to say, well, instead of just having a CD in a car, now you have a DVD where you could have maps for all of Europe in there, but you don't drive through all of Europe. So there wasn't that much there. But when people came out with a cell phone, they started saying, hey, well, we'd like to use this not for routing a consumer, but for optimizing our UPS logistics trucks as they're delivering things. Well, that's a completely different use case. And then even further than that, my team ended up inventing the core technology that ended up leading into Garmin watches and now tracking of our runs and our bike rides on our Apple watches. Well, that's not at all related to routing a car from Berlin to Frankfurt. And so that's what disruptive technology looks like. So the traditional business was there was this multi -decade business that just said, oh, it's routing cars. But then when somebody says, I'd like to track a run on my watch and using your data and your software, how much do we pay for that? Well, nobody in the core part of the company knew how to have those conversations because they were used to thinking in the automotive industry. And so that's what disruptive technology looks like, whether it's that or the initial rolling out of social media or some of the things we're seeing today with like AI.
A highlight from Mike Gallagher Week in Review for Friday, November 3, 2023
"United States Border Patrol has exciting and rewarding career opportunities with the nation's largest law enforcement organization. Earn great pay, outstanding federal benefits, and up to $20 ,000 in recruitment incentives. Learn more online at CBP .gov slash career slash USBP. Welcome into The Mike Gallagher Show week in review podcast. Great to have you here. It is Friday, November the third. It's another week chock full of breaking news. Let's begin with this shocker. Over a hundred college professors at Columbia University in New York City signing a letter in support of pro -hamas protesters on campus. The anti -semitism we're seeing in the streets of America, particularly on college campuses, is astounding and we tackled it this week front and center. Over a hundred Columbia University professors signed a letter yesterday defending students who support Hamas. Can you imagine a college professor supporting monsters who put babies in ovens and and cooked them alive? Can you imagine over a hundred Columbia University professors, Ivy League staffers writing a letter supporting the students who defend Hamas? You'd send your kid to college at Columbia, you'd be out of your mind. You would be out of your mind. If you've got a son or daughter who wants to go get some hugely successful career and they think Columbia University is the path to take, you'd be nuts to let your kid go to Columbia, much less pay for it. And donors, you would donate to Columbia University? Over a hundred professors defending students who are supporting bloodthirsty animalistic terrorists. They put babies in ovens. They raped women and broke their legs before murdering them. They chopped soldiers' heads off. They chopped babies' heads off. And these moron professors, and they are morons, they are ignorant fools, wrote a letter demanding for support the moron students defending terrorism. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has a brand new speaker. He's Representative Mike Johnson, a Republican from Louisiana. Democrats are none too happy about this guy. In fact, they are literally denouncing his Bible -believing Christianity. Wait till you hear what MSNBC personality and former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had to say about Mike Johnson's religious beliefs. Does the Bible inform your worldview? The new Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, a little -known congressman from Louisiana, has had the audacity to admit that for him the Bible informs his worldview. Jen Psaki was the White House Press Secretary. She now has her own show on MSNBC, and she is undoubtedly very popular among the left. I want you to hear Jen Psaki expressing her shock and disgust and mortification at the newly elected Speaker of the House, admitting that he's a Bible -believing Christian. So let's take a few minutes to talk about this new speaker. First glance, Mike Johnson does seem fine, fine -ish. Conservative, yes, but he once started a civility caucus with a Democrat. And I mean, if nothing else, he wears a suit and has glasses. How threatening can this guy actually be? Well, he gave us all a little clue as to how he would govern in an interview this week. I am a Bible -believing Christian. Someone asked me today in the media, they said, it's curious. People are curious. What does Mike Johnson think about any issue under the sun? I said, well, go pick up a Bible off your shelf and read it. That's, that's my worldview. You heard that right. The Bible doesn't just inform his worldview. It is his worldview. In fact, during his first speech in his new job, Johnson suggested that his election as speaker was an act of God. Talk about a bit of a humble brag there. So what exactly has God apparently called on Mike Johnson to do? Well, his views on policy are essentially what you'd expect from a religious fundamentalist. They're more divisive than they are divine. She's threatened. They're threatened by a religious fundamentalist like Mike Johnson. And you heard what she, the way she described it. It's threatening. We should be scared because he's a Christian. Now you just heard that, right? I mean, I'm not hallucinating, right? I just played a clip from MSNBC and she's got some MSNBC bona fides. She was the White House press secretary. She's no slouch in terms of elocution. She knows what she's saying. She forms the word. She's reading those words on a teleprompter. Let me again repeat what Jen Psaki just told her national audience. We should be scared of Mike Johnson because he's a Christian. Let that sink in. This is the Mike Gallagher Show Week in Review podcast. I hope you'll subscribe. Don't miss any of the great content that we produce every single day. If you missed anything, you'll catch up with us. The Israeli consulate in New York City invited the media to a special event. They shared firsthand evidence of the brutality of Hamas in Israel. This is very difficult to hear, but we can't turn away. We must be aware of what actually happened on October 7th in Israel. Kelly Jane Torrance writes about it. None of us wanted to see such sites, this person writes, but none of us would give up the opportunity. The world needs to know what happened. Journalists, about 20 of us had to leave our cell phones and Apple watches at the door. Some of the footage had never been released and Israeli authorities had their reasons for showing it only to select reporters and some select others like Joe Biden. They're concerned about the feelings of the families involved. They also don't want such horror and humiliation broadcast worldwide. One retired major general and reservist, Mickey Edelstein said, we have values. This reporter said, human beings still have the capacity to shock if one can call Hamas human beings. I will long be haunted by what I saw. The footage eases you into things, she writes, a little. Terrorists fire at motorists on the highway. They enter a kibbutz and blow an ambulance's tires first. They shoot a dog who reminds, who remains shaking on the street. They light a home on fire. Then, then they start entering the houses. Israel collected video from a wide variety of sources, public closed circuit TV, traffic cameras, dash cams of terrorists and of victims, as well as their social media posts and messages at home. You can hear the murderers breathe heavily as they nervously approach their prey. It was almost impossible to watch the council general admitted afterward. He couldn't even stay for the whole screening. A father tries to get his young children dressed only in underpants safely to a backyard shelter. A grenade lands before he can close the door. He's dead. A terrorist takes the two boys back into the house. The security camera captures their devastation. The blast blinded one boy in an eye, the other falls to the ground, plaintively pleading, why am I alive? Why am I alive? Blood is everywhere. A man with his nose blown off, headless Israeli soldiers, an elderly woman clad only in her brightly colored underwear, never meant to be seen by so many. Piles of bodies surrounded by young men, celebrating, chanting Aluakbar. A broken woman is taken from the back of a Jeep, the rear of her pants covered in blood. We can easily understand what likely happened to her. Young men clamor over trying to get a look inside. Women who were raped had their legs broken, then they were killed. So they were raped, they had their legs broken, and then they were murdered. Many times Kelly Jane Torrance writes, I wanted to look away, but I forced myself not to. We journalists had to see so what happened we could tell the world. Yet here is a line from a CBS news piece written by a journalist who saw the footage, quote, in another clip, a militant stands over a man who appears to have been shot in the gut and hacks at him multiple times with a garden hoe. Interestingly, the words terrorist or terrorism don't appear in this piece. They don't appear in the New York Times report of that screening either. I can tell you it was not a militant who stands over a man. A group of terrorists argue over who gets to behead the man. A Thai worker bleeding profusely from his stomach but still alive. Someone hacks at him repeatedly with a hoe trying to behead him. Every single time the terrorist yells Alua Akbar. That difference in detail is why the consulate staff sat through 45 minutes of misery. They need people to see what happened. Sure, dead babies were found without their heads, but who knows who did the deed, according to journalists from serious publications, supposedly publications. serious She says, the hate I witnessed goes beyond those who entered Israel. A young man uses a dead Israeli woman's phone to call his parents and brag of killing 10 Jews, quote, with my bare hands. He pleads to his father, please be proud of me, dad. That's the culture Israel must fight. Then there's New York City. A day after the screening of this video, thousands of anti -Semites marched into Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge after a rally at the Brooklyn Museum. At the front were people holding a banner that read, by any means necessary. This journalist who saw these atrocities committed by these monsters, these savages called Hamas, writes, understand what a sign like that means. These people know what happened October 7th. They're gathering in large numbers in New York and cities around the world, including America, to show their support for the animals who committed these atrocities. They are as bloodthirsty as the heavy breathing terrorists whose voices the people of Israel will never get out of their heads. And that's so important. You must know what pro -Hamas demonstrators are. On the pop culture front, actor Matthew Perry, best known for his role on the sitcom series Friends, passed away at the age of 54. He was found in his hot tub in his Los Angeles home, apparently drowned. A very interesting conversation resulted in vaccines with the shocking death of Matthew Perry. 54 years old, he was one of the stars of Friends. He was found dead in his jacuzzi at his Los Angeles home. And right away, people started rushing in saying he was a big pro -vaccination guy. The anti -vaxxers, as they're known, went bonkers, saying, how does a 54 -year -old guy who was allegedly clean and sober, he had had a lifetime of trouble with drugs and alcohol, apparently, rough life, he had gotten his act together, he wrote a memoir last year, and he was lounging in his jacuzzi, and he died. And so far, the police say, no sign of foul play. There were some prescription drugs found, but no illegal drugs or illicit drugs. And this guy was part of the culture and one of the most successful sitcom actors of all time, and one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, Friends. And apparently, he had his personal assistant go out to run some errands. The assistant came back after a couple hours and found this guy dead in the jacuzzi in the backyard of the pool. A lot of people were tweeting and writing on social media. This is not a conspiracy theory. People are suddenly dying. People are having heart attacks. And they pointed out that Matthew Perry had tweeted out like a year ago, could I be any more vaccinated? Get your shot and then get your shirt. Shop the entire collection. And it was a collection of t -shirts bragging about getting vaccinated. And people were tweeting out things like, do you believe Matthew Perry died from heart issues in his jacuzzi that were caused by him getting so many COVID vaccines? Again, he once promoted a t -shirt that said, could I be any more vaccinated? Well, you know, I know we don't want to open up that whole can of worms again. On the other hand, did you see the story about the new analysis by the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration, said that there may be an increase in the risk of stroke when you get a COVID shot on the same day as when you get certain flu vaccines. A new analysis found the link was clearest in adults over 85. It applied to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID booster vaccines. The FDA said the risk might stem from the flu vaccine alone and be completely unrelated to the COVID shots. I think it's fair to say, and I just want to start right here and say, whether we like it or not, most Americans, I think, and I want you to correct me if you think I've got this wrong, most Americans have a deep distrust over just about any vaccine. There was a horrific incidence of violence this week in New York City. It erupted after an argument between neighbors of a New York City apartment building. It was all captured on closed circuit surveillance video. Maybe you've seen the ghastly video of a neighbor in an apartment building who executed a father and his stepson over a dispute regarding noise. It was all captured on closed circuit surveillance video. It's awful. I don't want to play it. I mean, this guy came with a gun ready to confront this family. There had apparently been a history of arguing between these two tenants of the apartment building, I think it was in Brooklyn, and the family comes out to confront the guy. He's wearing a jacket. He's dressed all in black. And the closed circuit surveillance cameras are just crystal clear. One thing about this closed circuit TVs now, the video quality is as good as anything you see on a TV network. You can get these ring cameras and everything, and they're a real good deterrent, I think, for criminals, because they work well. I've got a whole set of them at a property that I own, and you can see everything. It records automatically. If there's movement, you can set all kinds of settings. Anyway, they had a closed circuit camera in the hallway of this apartment building. This guy's waiting. He's pacing. They're arguing. The dad comes out, and he's very threatening. He's apparently a bodybuilder. The father was this big, hulking, you know, muscular, tall guy. And he storms out with a pair of scissors in his hand, and they're arguing about the noise. And according to news reports, you know what the noise was? The family that the other guy was objecting to, they lived above this guy, and they didn't have carpeting on the floor. So whenever they walked, they were walking on wood floors, and it made a lot of noise, and it just aggravated the guy down below. So the guy down below shows up. He's in the hallway. He's got a jacket on. They're arguing. The family's arguing. The big, you know, bodybuilder is towering over the guy with a pair of scissors. Well, the shorter guy that came up to complain, he pulls out a gun, a handgun. The father immediately retreats. Doesn't matter. This guy starts blasting away. He shoots the dad multiple times. It's all caught on camera. The son, the stepson, tries to get away. He executes the stepson, pumps him full of bullets, and then he goes over to the dad, who's trying to get up. He's fallen by the door and puts a couple more bullets in his head for good measure. I mean, it was a stone cold execution. And there was a big debate on social media about whether or not it was self -defense or not. Well, of course it wasn't self -defense. He executed them. He's arguing with them about noise in an apartment. Now a family is shattered. And the breaking news, the reason I'm telling you this whole story is there is some news. They got the guy. Police shot him at a traffic stop moments ago in Brooklyn. The 47 -year -old suspect, Jason Pass, was in a car when police got a hit on his license plate. 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A highlight from The Best Gaming Podcast #422 Bungie's Destiny in Question, Legion Go thoughts, Avatar thoughts, AW 2
"And there we go. Sup everybody. This is Keric with ACG and I'm here with Abzi for the best gaming podcast number 422. We smoked 420 so quick. Did we? Yeah. 420 was the event. No. 420 was the event. I completely forgot. Yeah. Yeah. And you didn't even put the number on that stream. Did you do on purpose? I think I went back last night and and put the number on there. I I've been looking at like trying to verify what people want to watch like what works for people because some of our podcasts get insane retention. We've got 85 % retention on a four hour podcast. It's awesome. Yeah, that's amazing. But then another will have like 55 or 60 which is more high but normal and I'm like, what do I need to do? So I've been looking at naming and stuff like that. Yeah, for sure. It's it's definitely it's definitely something I screw up. I'm not good at it. Like it's called the best gaming podcast because I'm not good at this shit behind the scenes. I'm like just dude. I'm not good. I like this is the one place where I have issues up everybody in chat. We're jereo Robert chicken wings flexing darge night. What's up, man? We had a long discussion with darge last night Eric maverick duck. I'm gonna have to read some of the discord discussion we had last night. We had a huge favorite favorite stuff, right? It was like favorite take an IP and give it to a dev and then that one is a cool question. Yeah, I like that question. It was awesome. I mean it went for like four solid hours. I went for a run with kiddies came home and they were still in there. Yeah, and I was like that's that's that's a gem. That's always cool. What about you? What like over the week? Let's see. So last we did was Friday. So over the weekend in the last couple days, anything amazing? Um, no, I've been addicted to all week to I went and watched a movie at the theater. The one with Leonardo DiCaprio and yeah, yeah. Is it good? Um, it's so paid. It's paced very weirdly like it's it's it's I liked it kind of I like the performances. I think what's his name, the one dude, the older guy, the Robert De Niro did a fantastic job. I've never seen him like, like be that way. He was like a, you know, southern kind of dude, you know, I mean, that was really cool to see. I like the story about the pacing was just it just killed it for me a little bit because they went like this and then it would go like that. You know, I'd just be all over the place. So, you know, I couldn't I couldn't, you know. Yeah. So I didn't love it. But it was it was cool. So it was more along the lines of like minutes. What the movies, three hours and 30 minutes long. Yeah, dude. Oh, my God. Dude, that's that's like birds for a lot of babies. That's a long movie. That's a long, very long. Yeah. How they prop up De Niro to be awake for three hours and 30 minutes. I have no idea. Dude, I love it. It's crazy. It's crazy. Yeah. Was DiCaprio going against type kind of thing where he does in some movies where he's like, I'm going to play Blood Diamond. He was like the South African Blood Diamond, black black market trader, phenomenal movie in this one. Did he play against type? Like, was he a nerd or was he or was he just Leonardo? He was a Leonardo. No, no, no. It wasn't Leonardo. He was very odd. Yeah. It was like different. He looked uglier, like purposefully uglier kind of. Oh, wow. More southern, more like. Yeah. He was he was he was different. He wasn't being like Leonardo or anything. It's a weird role, but he nailed it for sure.
A highlight from INSANE Solana Price Prediction! (100X Incoming!)
"It is a great day to discover crypto, everybody. It is one day away from Halloween. I hope you're feeling spooky. The only thing spooky is you're not hitting the like button. We got some insane price predictions from VanEck, one of the largest asset managers in the world. And they have some very, very bullish price targets, but they also have a very bearish price target. We're going to go over those for Solana, plus their nice Bitcoin thesis and why there's going to be a lot of institutional money flowing in, and we're seeing that in the stats as well. Also, we're going to talk about Miles Deutscher. That guy's insane. I've been following his stuff for years. It's really, really interesting. Got some stuff from Ralph Paul as well. Plus, we have a brand new person, an oldie but goodie on the sidecar today. How are you doing today? I'm doing good. First time on the side desk, I think, so I'm going to be testing out, chatting with everybody in the chat. But yeah, when VanEck is pumping your bags, it's a good day to be in crypto. So yeah, I'm loving it. All right. Well, let's look at today in crypto. So we have the crypto market cap. It looks like it's up 1 .7%. I do want to go ahead and hit refresh here. We might need to, I don't know if I have coin, I don't have coin market cap at the time, but we'll look at this. CoinGecko, we do have Bitcoin up slightly. It's about half a percent, so it looks kind of good. But ETH, it's got double the pump, baby. It is up 1 .0 % here. But when we start scrolling down, we see some bigger winners. First big winner we see, well, relative. XRP up 3 .6%. Bigger than that, though, we have Solana. Solana is up 7%. I may or may not have bought Solana this weekend, folks. I may or may not have bought this weekend. That's all I'm going to say. We have Chainlink also looking good. Chainlink is up 3 .2%. Just defying all expectations of a pullback on the short term. And then Avalanche up 4%. But let's look at the biggest ones, the biggest gainers, the biggest losers. I think maybe one of the coins I took profits on, yeah, rollbit, baby. I took profit. I took some more profit. I've taken profit once before. I took profit a second time on rollbit. This is one that we put in the Crucial Crypto newsletter a long time ago. I told you about before the pump sold. I can't remember which peak I sold. I remember going down, I didn't buy more, and now that we're kind of testing this $0 .20 resistance level, I said, you know what, it might be time to exit out. So I put a little into Solana, I put a little bit into USDC. I have a little too much USDC in that wallet, so that's why I didn't go all Solana there. Alright, ThorChain. Look at ThorChain. We did a video on ThorChain. It is up 9 .5%. We did a video on Solana. If you go here to here eight days ago, folks, we did this video. If you haven't watched it, make sure you give it a shout out, give it a like, give it a comment on there. It just made me excited. It made me excited for Solana. Was that the deep dive Solana video? That is the deep dive. Top 3 reasons for Solana pump. I'm not saying we called it, but you know what, if you turn all those notifications, you can get these videos nice and timely. What's your Solana thesis here? No, it's good. I mean, I've liked Solana for a long time. A lot of you guys know I bought it last cycle around $5. It's an interesting layer one. Obviously being pumped pretty hard by institutional money, VC money, something we've been watching for a while. It is a little bit, it's conflicting a little bit when you see these big financial asset managers pumping things because usually when they're coming out screaming insanely bullish predictions that represents a local top or even a macro top. So I don't take everything they say with a grain of salt, $3 ,000 is an absolutely insane price prediction. We're going to get into that a little bit more as far as like what that would actually mean for market cap for it to get to that level. Their base case is a little bit more reasonable in my opinion. But in that video that you did like a week or two ago, it really breaks down the plan that Solana has the roadmap and it's a very strong narrative for the next couple of years. And it's something that people with influence and capital, there's a lot behind it. Jump capital I know is one of the ones behind Solana, a lot of big money behind it. They're going to want to pump their bags and there's a really good narrative around that. So it's fascinating to me when you see somebody as big as Vanette coming out and making these insanely bullish predictions. So it's going to be wild as we get into this. I feel like we're just getting started in this bull market. So keep an eye on who's saying what, but we really need to keep an eye on where the dollars are flowing more than what the headlines are. Yeah. Watch the capital inflows and outflows. We have Love Breakers. DZ, you rule, man. Please listen to our band. Is your band name Love Breakers? We're going to find it. Love Breakers sounds like a UK dating reality show. Love Breakers. Love Breakers. It's like where their mom is like hovering over the date saying, uh -uh, he didn't open the door for you. I'm a Love Breaker now. That's a show. That's a show. Let's go. All right. Let's get back to the show at hand here. And that's looking at the top crypto gainers and losers. We've got a couple more gainers we want to look at. Gala, baby. Gala is pumping. I'm going to put out a short today on gaming tokens. So we have Gala pumping. There's another big pumper today and I want to talk. It's an Axie Infinity ecosystem token. SLP is way up. I'm going to tell you the next two tokens that's on my radar because I see what pumps. What's the next thing to pump? So that's a really good short. You're going to want to make sure you check that out. Probably be out next couple hours. Monero is up 6 .5%. Somewhere Mind Your Biz is feeling pretty happy about that one. That's almost a stable coin, folks. Algorand up 4 .6%. And those who don't know, I mean, let's just, I almost probably can't show it because, Max, I don't know how. Yeah. If you go to the one year chart, that is very unlike most crypto charts. So very, very just kind of trading sideways there. All right. Now it's time for the top losers. Is your coin going to be in there? Is your enemy's coin going to be in there? Is that Jerk Boss, is his coin going to be in here? Is Deezy's coin going to be in there? Let's look. Maker. Maker is down 2 .2%. Then oh, well, yeah, you don't go far. Apecoin. Apecoin is down 2 .1%. But it is up 25 % for the week. Kind of just pumping off this gaming narrative. DYDX is down a little bit. But after that, really, things aren't moving too far down. Decentraland's down. Casper's down. Really, other than that, though, after that, we're in less than 1%. But you're ready to talk some insane price actions. But first, VanEck. They got some other news. They got an insane Solana prediction there. You can see it, 32, 32 .11. What are they saying about Bitcoin? And then we'll get into the Solana stuff. So new spot Bitcoin ETF filing submitted by VanEck is the investment giant. They resubmitted the application to the SEC here. Stitch over there. Oh, look at a little scoochie here. In June, the firm came up with a new application to the securities watchdog for a spot ETF. This came just months after the agency shot down its prior request, though. Is it inevitable though? The Galaxy Digital predicts the much coveted products could attract more than $14 billion. Yeah, we talked about the inflows, potential inflows last week. All right, well, let's see here. And VanEck joins the amendment. Here's the Jeff Seifart. We really got to get a hold of this guy. Him and Eric have just been crushing it lately for Bloomberg. They're the ETF analysts there. But this is the important part. I want to talk about VanEck Bitcoin ETF may use Bitcoin for seed funding. Okay, so why is that important? I thought they all use Bitcoin. No, I'm using cash for the seed investment portion of it. So let's look at this. So according to Scott Johnson, with an extra S there, he speaks Parseltongue, the updated prospectus for VanEck's ETF contains seed funding language similar to BlackRock. However, there's one important difference here. Instead of using cash for seed funding, VanEck recommends using actual Bitcoin. Why do I think that's a good idea? And TJ, I want to bounce this off you. I think Bitcoin is going to go on a largely upward trend over the next 12 months. And so if you do have this ETF, say it comes out in March, say it comes out in January, maybe it comes out in June, maybe it's further down than everybody's expecting here. If you're buying Bitcoin today versus buying Bitcoin in March, well, I happen to feel like you're making a better choice today. So yeah, BlackRock, they're putting in, I'm just throwing out a number here, they're putting in $500 million. For VanEck, they might be putting in the seed amount that's buying actual Bitcoin. Well say we go live in March, who's going to be better off? The people that bought Bitcoin or the people that have cash invested ready to buy Bitcoin? Well I think they're going to be better off buying Bitcoin according to the four -year cycle here. Well, if we look here, what is seed funding? Seed funding is when financial institutions contribute capital to purchase an ETF's underlying assets in exchange for shares that can be traded when the ETF launches. This provides initial liquidity. Think of the rich players getting in on the ground floor. You know, you're going to have, here's how it's really going to work, BlackRock is going to give $10 billion to State Street, who's going to give $8 billion to Vanguard, who's going to give $7 billion to BlackRock, who also gave money to Vanguard, it's just going to be a big circle right there. But then they say, hey, you know, there's no monopoly, there's no monopoly here. Well, VanEck filed for a new application in July 2023, and several other companies including BlackRock, Bitwise, WisdomTree, Fidelity, and Invesco also have filings for potential ETF's before the SEC. I want to see if Jeff has any latest tweet here, because he's always got the new new, the fresh data, and they operate in the morning sometimes, he could catch a tweet like four minutes old. I'm still feeling like March, I guess more and more people are starting to feel January, I'm just going to be the one that goes with the prediction markets. I don't have any inside information with the SEC, I'm not Gary Gensler's nephew, I don't know if they're going to do January, I don't know if they're going to do March, but I will say this, it's increasingly likely that we are going to see an ETF in the next six months, next five months. What odds would you put it that we have it by March? I'm going to put in insanely high odds, you know, I'm really bullish. I'm going to say 85 % plus by March, I don't see it really getting past March. The question in my mind is, do we see it before the end of the year? You brought up several different things there, I think it's fascinating that VanEck's talking about seeding this ETF with Bitcoin rather than with DollarsDZ, you made a good point. Either way, a spot Bitcoin ETF means buying pressure on spot Bitcoin, that's going to be very, very good, it's just a matter of how much buying pressure and when. If VanEck is trying to seed this thing with Bitcoin, the ultimate question becomes, where do they get that Bitcoin? Where does that Bitcoin come from? Because we can see right here, you know, this was put out by Bitcoin Magazine, see if I can back this out just a little bit. Oh, I like the colors there. Yeah, it basically, you can see this is supply on exchanges since May of 2020 and it's just continually dropping, I guess it's auto adjusting my screen over there, but it's the lowest it's been, I think, in about six years. So where is the price, where's the Bitcoin going to come from? Because it's going to create an insane amount of buying pressure on Bitcoin very, very quickly, whether they're converting those dollars into Bitcoin end of this year, early next year, or if they're accumulating all that Bitcoin dramatically quickly right now, it's a good time to be in Bitcoin. And like I said, when you see institutions and hedge funds and trillion dollar asset managers starting to pump your bags, it bodes well for where the price is going. So yeah, I can't wait. Let me, let me crap on my own point here. Here's why it might be bad that they're buying spot Bitcoin versus putting in cash today. Well, imagine everybody's unleashed at once and then, you know, to TJ's point, small amount of Bitcoin on exchanges, what if it was a surprise announcement, Gary Gensler, he knows he's being watched for the one time in his, I'm just joking, you know, he didn't give Goldman Sachs, his cronies, the inside info there. Imagine if every BlackRock employee, Vanguard employee, what if they all just woke up to the same news and they had a spot buy Bitcoin? Well, Vanguard has the Bitcoin already. They wouldn't have to, or VanEck had the Bitcoin already. They wouldn't have to buy it. But if they all had to buy it once, that's when you could see a parabola. That's when you could see that insane amount of just crazy one minute candles, one hour candles, as exchanges just go into FOMO mode as I don't have enough, they don't have enough, I got to hurry up and buy some, I don't care if the price is spiked $10 ,000 in two minutes, buy that Bitcoin now before it goes up $20 ,000. Next thing you know, it is up $20 ,000. That would be the scenario that plays out that way. But people are ready for the Solana price prediction here. I see people talking about it. What do you think? Is it going to hit a new all time high? First, let's get Drew's two cents here. Drew, will Solana hit a new all time high next bull run? What do you say? I'm having to say yes at this point. It's got a lot of the community stuck through it to the really bad parts of the FUD that it ran through with FTX and Sam. He's out of the picture as being handled in courts. I think it's it's going to probably at least hit its previous all time high. All right. All right. I'm tending to agree. I'm more likely than not that we do go above was it 260 or so. So I do think we get strong rejection at three. So we go above it, but barely. That's DZ's two cents here. Where do you come in? New all time high. Yeah, I think I mean, we're basically the previous all time high is about 258. So we're talking that 300 number. I think that was within the base case of Vanex prediction. It it can do that. It's just going to have to keep that narrative. And it's not that's one thing you need to keep in mind when you're investing in crypto. Speculation is part of the game and it's not necessarily the coin that should reach the highest market cap. It's which coin can reach the highest market cap and who's behind it, who's pumping it. All of those things matters. ETF is going to matter. Grayscale, what they're doing with Cardano. You could see how that quickly reignited that narrative. So many people over and thinking Cardano was and I don't know if it'll reach new all time highs. Hey, if you can get institutional money into it, you know, maybe there will be. So, yeah, I think we're going to I think let's see, what do they have? They had the base case at three thirty five, the bear case at ten and then the insanely high case at thirty to eleven. So base case at three thirty five here, which again is just off the bottom of my important note, twenty thirty next bull run. No, no. We're talking about not only the next bull run, if there's still a four year cycle, we're talking about the one after that. It would be a peak in twenty twenty nine if the four year cycle still play out. So two cycles from now, I definitely think a base I would come in at higher than three thirty five conservative. Yeah, I would say three thirty five is slightly high for the next bull run. I would say three thirty five is pretty low for the one following that. This is an interesting number in chat. What do you think of this number? Worst case scenario, ten dollars, ten dollar Solana, not twenty twenty five by twenty thirty. So ten dollar Solana, I feel like that's a little bit bearish. I mean, the chain shut down over a dozen times and it didn't drop. You didn't see huge declines, FTX collapse. And what was their biggest holding Solana by far? They're dumping Solana, they're dumping Solana on everyone's face. Still didn't get what it bounced off ten. Right. And that's as low as it went then. So you're talking about for all time high for next cycle, top ten dollars is a little low. Now let's talk about the bull case number here. I would put this at less than I want to say less than one percent odds, but I would say less than maybe two and a half percent. I would put that it's it's around a one percent chance, maybe a three thousand two hundred and eleven dollars Solana by twenty thirty. I know a lot of people are saying, oh, you have it on the thumbnail. You think it's going to that, don't you idiot? I don't think it's going to go to that. I put it at one percent odds and then that one percent that is you know, that is the hundred dollar gallon of milk, maybe even one percent a little high. What do you guys feel about thirty two hundred dollars Solana? I mean, you got to think they're taking into account a severe impact to the dollar not being as valuable by twenty thirty. I have to imagine that's part of the analysis there. It is fast. It's funny to me when you see Vanek making it couldn't be a more broad from ten dollars to thirty two hundred dollar prediction. You know, you you pretty much covered the entire spectrum there where it's like no matter what happens, you're not going to be, quote unquote, wrong. So it is funny when you see asset managers with more bullish predictions than YouTubers out there. But this is what I think is interesting for the three hundred and fifty dollar mark to be hit. What market cap would be required on Solana? Can you see that? I'll scoot you just a bit. Other way. Yeah, there you go. Perfect. Perfect. Yeah. Here you go. So three hundred to get a price of three hundred fifty dollars, you would need a market cap of one hundred and forty six billion, which doesn't say it's high. I mean, that's you're talking about basically a 10 X for Solana, but it's not out of the question when you come over here and you look at that. Basically, there's worse tokenomics. Well, I mean, it's basically getting close to what Ethereum is right now. Ethereum is at 218 and you're asking for Solana to get to 146. So it's like if Solana could get to a market cap similar to where Ethereum is sitting right now, which, again, is very plausible, very feasible. We're talking the entire market coming up. We think the you know, if we move from one point two trillion to a three trillion dollar market cap, a five trillion dollar market cap. Now, again, these would be huge gains all the way around. I do think we'll get back above one trillion for Bitcoin fairly easily. So two, three, four, five trillion for total doesn't seem out of the question and seeing that flow into some of these other top performing layer ones with lower caps right now, it is very feasible to me. So three hundred fifty dollars. It is right in the middle of their insane prediction. Three thousand seems crazy. Ten to your point, Dizzy, I don't see that happening, but right within that, you know, I see it in the pushing new all time highs again, which I think that was 250. So it could easily break new all time highs into the 350. People asking about the leader of Anatoly Yakovenko, I think is how you say his last name, he's the CEO of Solana. If we're going to talk to anyone about Solana, we would probably target him because he would actually know what's happening. All right. Let's talk. All right. We got another article kind of breaking it down to Vanek believes Solana can grow ten thousand percent in value if it on boards. A hundred million users there. So that's a big if a hundred million is a lot of users. That's a lot of people. That's a whole lot of people. That's a whole lot of people stepping for their crypto there. All right. Asset manager Vanek says, hey, we could see a 10K pump there by 2030 if we attract one hundred million users. The most striking prediction is, I guess, is the ten thousand percent pump there. It's only one hundred X, folks. Comparatively, the price target is set at eleven thousand eight hundred. OK, that's for Ethereum there. So, ETH, they're saying going to twelve. Let's go. I like that. I like that for two bulls from now. I would say that's maybe a little bit higher than I'm thinking. But, you know, that's that's plausible. That's definitely doable, especially depending on how deflationary it becomes. You're so everybody feel like it's so conservative this time around. So that's twelve thousand for two cycles. That's because we're hitting these astronomical market caps. You know, I do think we'll get big gains. But, you know, we're talking about Bitcoin, Solana, Ethereum, these top ten coins. Once they 10X, it's a whole lot more work to make that 3X. Just because it's going to be a giant boulder. You know, sure, your gaming token, it's a little pebble. You can you can flick it and get a 50X. But when you have this giant boulder called Bitcoin, it takes a significant move just to move at 10 percent. So, yeah, I mean, I do think ETH.
A highlight from Diversity Disaster
"Welcome to the Dennis Prager Show. I'm your guest host, Karl Jackson, sitting in for Dennis Prager. The number to call into the program, one eight Prager seven seven six. That number again is one eight Prager seven seven six or one eight two four three seventy seven seventy six. All right, I want to thank first off Dennis Prager and Sue for allowing me to sit behind their microphone and then entrusting me behind their mouth. I've got my back right here at AM 950. The answer Orlando .com right here in Orlando, Florida. Sean McConnell is in my ear. I want to thank Alan Estrin as well for allowing me as well to sit in and contacting me. Who do we have watching the lines there, Mr. McConnell? Tony is on the line. Thank you, Tony. Good to see you. All right, the number to call in one eight Prager seven seven six, one eight Prager seven seven six. I'm going to do things a little differently today. Of course, we'll touch some of the hot topics and some of the leading headlines of today, but I'm going to go I'm going to go somewhere else today and and and we'll bob and weave throughout the throughout the program here. I think I want to start here. I want to make some emphatic comments, and I know a lot of people might not be comfortable with these comments, but by the end of the show, I hope and pray that you will be and you will understand just how important they are, because there's a war that is occurring not just against Israel and Hamas or, dare I say, Israel and Iran, a war, sadly, that the United States government, under the leadership of Joe Biden, has helped to cultivate. And I say that, sadly, but I believe it to be true with all of my heart. But there's a war that's taking place right here in the United States, and I believe that it's already begun. We're going to talk about several issues, and honestly, we'll go throughout the entire three hours. They're not necessarily going to be broken up, but we're going to talk about crime right here in the United States. We're going to talk about the border problem. We're going to talk about the problem that is Islamist, Islamicism or Islamism or Islamic Jihad. We're going to talk about all of these issues because I think they're very, very important. But first, let me say this. Let me start off with this. Many of you in the audience or many of you in the listening audience have been taught to believe that diversity is our strength when it comes to America. That is a damn lie. Diversity is not our strength. Diversity will be our downfall. Now, if you're talking about diversity as far as the brain is concerned, that would be one thing. But unfortunately, when it comes to DEI, that's not what we're experiencing today. DEI, diversity, equity, inclusion, CRT, all of that racist bullcrap, that is taking us down. That is identity politics. What that has caused us to do is to divide on issues that we shouldn't be divided against. Let me say this. Even if you are an anti -Semite, even if you are an anti -Semite, even if you're a bigot and you're a despicable person in that sense, in my opinion, we all should be able to agree that when it comes to, let's say, listen, I'm not going to hold any punches. So parents, for those of you parents that are listening in, I'm going to describe some of the things that we know took place in Israel at the hands of Hamas. And so I just want to brace you. And this might be a recurring theme throughout the show. So if you have little ears around, I want you to brace them. I am a Christian, so I will try to watch my mouth, but I'm going to shoot straight with you. I'm going to shoot straight with you. And I believe that you deserve nothing less than for me to shoot straight with you. But we used to believe at least that when it came to, let's say, rape, killing women and children, beheading people, that should be a line that I think we all can agree that we should not cross, right? I think we, at least in the United States of America, we used to believe that those things were evil, right? I mean, anti -Semitism is evil, but we understand that there's going to be bigots if you don't act on your beliefs when it comes to that. Okay, listen, it's a free country. I can't stand you, but it's a free country. But now we seem to have quote unquote Americans that are Hamas sympathizers, that are terrorist sympathizers, and they don't belong here. They don't belong here, in my opinion. They're anti -American. So I'm here to say diversity is not our strength. That's total BS. It's going to be our downfall. And the left is specifically and intentionally focusing on issues that will divide us. This is dangerous. Let me tell you some of the things that should happen. I'm going to talk about, man, I get so much, it's insane. But I'm going to talk about the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, how stupid that was and how that's coming to bite us in the butt. Another thing that the Democrats embraced because they were losing the vote, that's part of the reason and why they finally embraced or they tried to leave their racism in the past and tried to project it onto Republicans. So we'll talk about that a little bit. I want to talk about the warfare that is immigration. A lot of people are thinking of war in conventional ways, and we should be, right? We should be on our guard. But I'm going to talk to you about the warfare by immigration, the warfare that is our immigration system, the warfare that is our open borders. Also, I'm going to talk to you about popping caps. We're going to talk about the Second Amendment. We're going to talk about the lies that the Vice President Kamala Harris was spewing last week when she was in, whatever, the press conference that she gave with the Australian Prime Minister. I got some numbers for you, and the numbers and the things that she were saying were just a complete and utter lie. That lady, I hate to say it because I don't want to be mean, but the truth of the matter is that lady is dumber than a box of rocks, and she has no business being Vice President of the United States. Now, Joe Biden is almost equally as dumb, but I don't even think he's as dumb as her, despite the fact that, in my opinion, the man has dementia. This is one of these left -wing people and Vice President Kamala Harris that has literally, I believe, been trained up in some of her thinking without really thinking about it, if you will. Let me tell you where we should start when it comes to immigration, and we'll get into this, and we'll get into the war by immigration. We'll get into this nonsense about the Australian buyback program and how it allegedly saved lives and reduced the numbers of gun ownership. All of this is a complete and utter lie. That's all the left do. They lie, they lie, they lie, they lie while they destroy the country. And if you hate America and if you're pro -Palestinian, which means pro -Hamas, I can't stand you behind, and I hope you leave the country. Move to Gaza. I hear there's an excellent fireworks show happening there right now that you could be a part of. All right, so merit -based immigration. I want to talk about that. Merit -based immigration. We need to move back to a merit -based immigration, and this is very important. This is crucial for our survival. Sadly, I don't think any American president has done it effectively in quite some time. We had a moratorium, and then with the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, we destroyed that, and we began to destroy America. Democrats began to destroy America. Here's where we should be. Here's what we should be doing. All right, so currently, as it stands right now, we allow 1 .1, approximately 1 illegal, .1 I'm sorry, legal immigrants into the country annually. All right, we're going to have to change that makeup due to what Joe Biden has done, the open borders, because I'm telling you, guys, there's a war of immigration that is taking place. And while we sit here and we watch for, we wait for the beheadings and we wait for the mass shootings and all of this kind of stuff, I'm telling you, we are already at war. And China is at the helm. A lot of these countries in the Middle East, exception being Israel, are useful idiots for China. They don't realize that yet, but they will someday. They will someday. Russia also, they will someday. They'll realize it that they're useful idiots for China. But currently we allow in, again, approximately 1 .1 legal immigrants into the United States. The makeup of that is going to have to change. We'll talk about that. And I'm sorry, I think there's going to have to be a moratorium on that. At the very least, I believe we're going to have to cut those numbers in half until we can control the immigration process that doesn't seem to exist right now. I mean, these open borders are absolutely scary to me. This is the biggest threat. This is the biggest threat hitting the United States of these things. I've talked about how the left is trying to depopulate America. Perhaps I'll reintroduce you to that to some extent, but our open borders is a war that is being waged on us. And sadly, we have a United States government under the leadership of a Joe Biden that is participating. And it's sad. So that's going to have to be cut down. I want either that number cut in half, or I want a total moratorium for seven to 10 years. We'll be talking about that after the break. I got some other recommendations that need to happen right away when it comes to the border, if we're going to start saving this country. But we need some strong men and women that are willing to do it. Carl Jackson and for Dennis Prager, we'll be back in a few. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins, claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed always have your back. I trust this man. That's why I mentioned him by name. Nick's been in this industry over 42 years, and he's proud of providing transparency and fair pricing to build trusted relationships. If you're interested in buying or selling, call Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed Coin and Bullion, 800 -221 -7694. Americanfederal .com, Americanfederal .com. All right, welcome back to The Dennis Prager Show. Such an honor to be sitting behind Dennis's microphone. I mean, I adore the man. He's absolutely brilliant, and we all should look up to him, frankly. Hat tip Breitbart, the Pentagon says the U .S. military launched airstrikes early Friday on two locations in eastern Syria linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. So the U .S. strikes Iran linked sites in Syria in retaliation for the attacks on U .S. troops earlier or last week. Isn't this amazing? Isn't this amazing? So the U .S. military launched airstrikes early Friday on two locations in eastern Syria linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Pentagon said, in retaliation for a slew of drone and missile attacks against U .S. bases and personnel in the region that began early last week. Man, I wonder if they could have afforded those drones had Biden not paid for them. Isn't it amazing how we've come full circle with the disaster that was the Afghanistan withdrawal, with the Taliban now running Afghanistan, $85 billion approximately in military equipment that we left behind that could be reverse engineered by China, were the Taliban to sell it to China, and let's assume that they did. I mean, it's phenomenal. It's amazing. We wouldn't be in the predicament that we are in were it not for Biden and the Democrats that voted for Joe Biden. And yes, I'm going to say that often. I'm going to say that loudly. If you're wondering what's happening around the world, if you're seeing what appears to be, I mean, the beginning steps, Lord willing, I hope that I'm wrong. I hope this does just end up being a move between Israel and Iran and their proxies in Hamas and Hezbollah. But let's not be naive. There's going to be a lot of leaders around the world that are looking at this decrepit dementia patient that are in the White House and they're saying, now is the time to make my move. And we have to wonder if those moves are not only going to reshift political allies and adversaries around the globe. It's insane. We simply don't know what's going to happen. But I can tell you what we need to do to start protecting our own border and to get ready for the fight. By the way, we'll be sharing as well, if I can get to ways that you need to prepare for a terrorist attack, because it's going to happen. And again, I think there's a war that is already being waged. I want to be clear, an unconventional war of sorts, where the ground troops are amassing their soldiers around us. And we have an administration in the White House that is fully complicit. Either they're stupid or they're complicit. Either way, we're very, very important. There's a piece, too, that I'm going to want to share by Ann Coulter. She wrote a fabulous piece last week. But I do want to get back to this immigration issue, because I believe it's important. Girl, are you a racist? Are you a bigot? No. No. I'm an American. I'm an American. Guys, we're not a nation of immigrants. This diversity, equity, inclusion, bullcrap. We're a nation of diversity. We're strengthened by diversity. That's all bullcrap that a lot of these college elites that have taught many of their students that have come through that don't have real world experience. That's just total bullcrap. All right. I'm sorry. Diversity does not make America stronger. Diversity makes America weaker. Diversity and thought and thinking, sure, where we can debate, go back and forth. That's not what the left is talking about. They love their people groups. They love the LGBTQ barbecue community. They love dividing men and women. You name it. They love dividing people because the left loves chaos. And what happens is, and sadly, we're starting to see this occur within the Republican Party, too. It's gotten so divisive within the Republican Party. I'm not even sure that we can win 2024. A lot of ignoramuses within the Republican Party. I'm so tempted to leave. You cannot believe it. But I'm not even convinced that we want to win 2024, to be frank with you. But said having that, we've gotten so divided, so divided that we're giving the elites exactly what they want. And so I'm like, can we at least unite here? We need to seal up these freaking borders. I'm sorry. I appreciate that there's a lot of people that want to come to America legally, but you're going to have to be punished because of the sins of the Biden administration letting people in illegally. So we've got 1 .1 approximately million people coming into this country. Every year, I want to ramp that back. I want that cut in half or I want a moratorium. And frankly, I would prefer a moratorium on illegal immigration, 7 or 10 years, whatever it takes us to make up this amount. And I want the people that have come in in the last couple of years deported. Full stop. Full stop. All right, for the Ilhan Omar's and all these people that think America is evil, why the hell would you want people to come to this country if it's so evil? Except that there's a plan. I want the visa overstays. They need to be deported. That's something that a lot of people don't consider. But even visa overstays, that's a way in which a lot of people come into this country. They stay in this country. We don't search for them in places like Australia, New Zealand. If you're there on a visa, a work visa of any sort, the day that your visa is up or perhaps the day before, they are knocking at your door, making sure that you're packing and ready to leave. We need to do the same thing. I really don't give a flip what your skills are at this point. I really don't. I really don't. Merit -based job -related reasons. When Trump was in office, this is one of the things that Trump said he wanted to do, unfortunately. And I got to find the quote. He literally said at the time, this is something we could work on after the 2020 election. Unfortunately, the left beat him to it. That is why when you have power, when you're in office, you better use it. You don't wait for jack crap. You use it. You use it. We can never make those mistakes again. The executive orders, great. We need legislation. And you use that power and you twist ankles, you twist knuckles, you twist elbows, you do whatever you got to do to use power. That is the difference between the right and the left. The right is willing to wait for elections, but the left, even when they lose elections, they seem to win because their agenda always moves forward. It's amazing to me. But at the time, Trump said, listen, this merit -based thing, when it comes to job -related reasons, let's grow that right now. 12 % of the people come into this country that's merit -based, job -related reasons. Let's jump that up to 57%. And I do appreciate that. We didn't get it done. We should have gotten it done. Family -based immigration currently makes up two -thirds of all immigration. That would need to decrease sadly, maybe to one -third. And again, I would prefer a moratorium, but at least we got to start somewhere. When it comes to asylum or diversity visas, they would have to be decreased by more than half. Right now, they stand at about 22 % of immigration. That's legal immigration, by the way. That needs to be cut down to 10%, again, with the caveat that I would prefer a full -out moratorium for the next seven to 10 years. It just has to stop. We've learned what diversity is. And unfortunately, what these elites have been telling our children that are going to these elite colleges and universities, and not even just the elites, I don't care if you go to community college nowadays, the stuff that they're teaching in these schools are just loony. And these people are graduating and running our country. This is Carl Jackson in for the great Dennis Prager. We'll be back in a few pretty soon. I got so much more to get to. It's insane. Stay tuned.
Monitor Show 05:00 10-30-2023 05:00
"Investment Advisors. Switch to Interactive Brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. This is Bloomberg Radio. From the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studios, this is Bloomberg Daybreak for a Monday, October 30th. We're in Tel Aviv with the latest. Benjamin Netanyahu apologizes after blaming security chiefs for Israel's biggest security lapse in decades. Investors look ahead to a key Fed decision and the October jobs report. And Sam Beckman -Fried returns to the stand today in his fraud trial. Demonstrations continue in New York over the Middle East. Prices plus fans mourning Matthew Barry flock to the famous Friends apartment building, West Village. I'm Michael Barr. More ahead. I'm John Stashauer in sports. A low -scoring Jet Giant game went to overtime. The Jets won in stunning fashion. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington, D .C. Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM119 and around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business App. Good morning. I'm Amy Morris. And I'm Karen Moscow. U .S. stock index futures are higher this morning. S &P futures up six -tenths of a percent. Dow futures up four -tenths of a percent. Nasdaq futures up seven -tenths of a percent. And the 10 -year Treasury yield 4 .85 percent. Nate, Amy. That's okay, Karen. We'll have more on the markets in just a moment. First, let's bring you the latest developments on the war in the Middle East. Israel has widened its ground offensive in Gaza, pressing ahead with what it has called the second phase.
Monitor Show 16:00 10-25-2023 16:00
"Pop culture is something that touches everyone. It's how we fill our leisure time and how we enjoy ourselves, particularly when you're talking about the famous people and big personalities in entertainment and tech. There tends to be a need to sensationalize, but what I enjoy is explaining to people how the things that they love get made, come to be, and how people make money off of it. I'm Lucas Shaw, and I cover the business of pop culture for Bloomberg. My job is to uncover how entertainment is changing and explain what that means for you, because context changes everything. 100 index at the closing bell right now, down 61 points, a drop now of 1 .4%. 10 -year yield, 4 .93%, with a two -year that's yielding, 5 .11%. Spot gold up $9 .50 an ounce to $19 .80. That is a gain of 5 .1 % while West Texas Intermediate Crude is up 1 .8%, 85 .26. Here you have the applause of the New York Stock Exchange, as we wrap up the trading day. Boeing meanwhile, member of the Dow, lowering its annual target for 737 aircraft deliveries as the American planemaker grapples with quality shortfalls afflicting its top -selling model. Boeing shares lower now by 2 .5%. Again recapping S &P 500 index, ending the day lower by 61 points, a decline of 1 .4%, 10 -year 4 .94%, I'm Charlie Pellet. That is a Bloomberg Business Flash.
A highlight from News Block: Bitcoin Hits $30k, WSJ Fake Terrorism News, FinCEN Targets Crypto Privacy, NYAG Sues Gemini/Genesis/DCG, BlackRock Prepares for ETF, Argentina's Milei Forces Run-Off
"Welcome to the CoinStories news block. I'm Natalie Brunell, and in the span of just 10 minutes, roughly the same time it takes to mine a new Bitcoin block, I'll provide you with concise, insightful updates on Bitcoin and the global financial landscape, so you're well informed on the week's top stories. Everything you need to know, in one place, in one block. Let's go. Bitcoin is often described as anti -fragile. When Bitcoin gets attacked, it only seems to grow stronger. In this past week, we've seen Bitcoin's anti -fragility on full display, its price soaring past the critical $30 ,000 level as the mainstream media, the Treasury Department, politicians and financial regulators spoke out against Bitcoin in the wake of the outbreak of war in the Middle East. Winston Churchill once said, never let a good crisis go to waste. And it appears that some politicians and institutions are viewing the ongoing geopolitical crisis as an opportunity to push an anti -Bitcoin agenda and demonize the industry with an onslaught of negative propaganda. The first example of this came from the Wall Street Journal, when it published an article last week titled Hamas militants behind Israel attack raised millions in crypto. The article makes the serious claim that digital assets played a critical role in financing terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah. Bitcoin is named specifically as a digital asset that terrorist organizations ask for in donations. According to the authors of the report, these terrorist organizations raised as much as $93 million in digital assets since August 2021. The problem? The authors got it completely wrong. On chain analysis firm Chainalysis ran the numbers in response to the article and found that the Wall Street Journal made a common beginner's mistake. They mistook the address of a crypto service provider likely in exchange for a terrorist linked address. In other words, the authors mistakenly assume that the entire trading volume going through the service provider equaled the amount going to a known terrorist wallet. And as it turns out, the article overstated the dollar amount financing these terrorist organizations by over 99%. The fact is the amount of dollars that extremist groups receive from traditional methods dwarf any funds they receive through digital assets. But these articles can still do a lot of damage. And in direct response, a letter was written by Senator Elizabeth Warren, and signed by more than 100 other legislators demanding the White House and Treasury to, quote, address the serious national security threats posed by the use of cryptocurrency to finance terrorism. This highlights the problem with irresponsible journalism. It often gets used as evidence to push political agendas and leads to regulatory actions based on inaccurate information. These developments led to a significant response from Bitcoin X insisting that the Wall Street Journal retract the article or at the minimum issue a correction. The news outlet has yet to do anything of the sort. Misinformed journalists and public officials might try to paint Bitcoin as a funding mechanism for criminals, but those who understand the technology know better. And despite their attacks, Bitcoin's price has climbed a wall of worry and is up more than 14 % in October and continues to be the best performing asset class in 2023, up 85 % year to date. Now, in other news, there are also efforts from the powers that be to clamp down on Bitcoin privacy. Last Thursday, the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, known as FinCEN, proposed new rules that would require financial institutions to record and report the personal information of addresses for transactions suspected of using Bitcoin mixers, like coin joins. These mixers are used as a tool to enhance the privacy of user transactions. And like any tools, this can be used by benevolent as well as malicious actors. However, FinCEN only sees it as a method for facilitating illicit activities. The proposal says Bitcoin mixers are an area of, quote, primary money laundering concern. Bitcoin and privacy advocates found the proposed rules a threat to not just Bitcoin, but privacy more broadly in the digital age. Remember, there's a big difference between privacy, which is about protecting yourself and your information, and secrecy, which is done with the intention of hiding something. Bitcoin author Shinobi wrote, quote, yesterday's FinCEN rule proposal is incredibly overbroad, comprehensive, and perfectly designed to allow arbitrary information collection at any scope they choose to enforce it. It truly is a mind -blowingly large gravitant at private information of anyone they can get their hands on. The extensive reporting rules would require entities to send information on specific transactions, including the customer's name, birthdate, home address, email address, wallet, phone number, tax number, and more. Len Alden had this to say, if successful, it would be a big extension of their mandate to apply that section to a, quote, class of transactions rather than any particular custodial entity. Certain types of math software would become illegal slash sanctioned. Now, others saw some silver linings to the news. Analyst Ansel Lindor noted, this new financial proposal has a bright side. If they could easily track Bitcoin already, why would they need this? Chainalysis is not as reliable as many fear. Either way, this recent proposal is evidence that the government is starting to go on the offensive when it comes to privacy enhancing tools and Bitcoin. Lynn continued by echoing Winston Churchill's words from many years ago, quote, given current events, it's useful to remember that governments often use specific crises as a justification to put in place permanent restrictions. People embrace them in their moments of fear and vulnerability. The Patriot Act, 22 years later, is still going strong. There is now a 90 day public comment period for the proposal where anyone can voice their concerns. This is linked in the show notes, and I highly encourage you to do so if you care about protecting privacy. More news came on the legal front this past week when the New York attorney general filed a sweeping lawsuit against crypto exchange Gemini, crypto lender Genesis, and Genesis parent company DCG, Digital Currency Group, for allegedly defrauding investors. The lawsuit specifically names Genesis CEO Michael Morrow and DCG CEO Barry Silbert. There's some very serious charges here. The suit alleges that Gemini provided false assurances that its popular earned product was safe and liquid, despite knowing that the only counterparty they had for the funds was Genesis, and it was at high risk of going under. The lawsuit claims Genesis hid more than a billion dollars in losses from its investors and users through a campaign of misstatements and omissions, and that as a result of this alleged fraud, more than 200 ,000 Gemini earned investors lost more than a billion dollars. The lawsuit names one such victim as a retired couple in their 70s who lost their entire life savings, which reminds us that everyday retail investors are always the real victims of these types of crimes. The lawsuit is seeking to ban Gemini, Genesis, and DCG from the financial investment industry in New York.
A highlight from Bitcoin $30k: Uptober is Back on the Menu!
"I don't necessarily think that right now, if these products launched, we'd see some incredible inflow of people buying Bitcoin. My anticipation, then, would be that a lot of that speculative energy that flowed in, in the days between the announcement and the listings, would level off or even flow back out, but I also still don't think that would be the end of the story. It's in the importance of narrative and the announcement of the arrival of Bitcoin on the most mainstream traditional financial stage, and it's about its existence as a vehicle in the long run for all sorts of different use cases that we're not imagining and that aren't about rushing in on the first day. Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, N .L .W. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Monday, October 23rd, and today we are talking about October. It's back. Here's why. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. All right, friends, this is not something we normally do, but let's talk price. Today, I think warrants it because it is more contextual than just some random move. And of course, you don't need me to tell you this, but Bitcoin is up at the time of recording around 31 ,000, not quite there, but just under, and overall closed last week above 30 ,000 for the first time since early July. The weekly gain was 11 % and that was the largest weekly green candle since late June, which was when Bitcoin markets went ballistic of news of BlackRock's application for a spot Bitcoin ETF. Now, of course, throughout the long crypto winter, 30 ,000 has sort of been the price ceiling on multiple occasions. Aside from that BlackRock rally in June, we also saw Bitcoin hit 30 ,000 in early April, which was of course during the period the aftershocks of the banking crisis coincided with Binance converting a billion dollars of its defunct stablecoin BUSD into Bitcoin and other major tokens. Now that said, every trip above 30 ,000 over the past six months has ended up reversing and heading back down below 26 ,000. July saw the most robust trading above 30 ,000, spending most of the month above critical psychological level. The period saw two tests of the 32 ,000 dollar level, which analysts are pointing to as a much more critical technical level, although I don't know anything about that so I can certainly not verify or deny it. 32 ,000 though is where Bitcoin put in its lows in July 2021 before heading back up to all -time highs, marking the double top of the last bull run. Now, the price action over the past week has been accompanied by a major uptick in exchange volume, beginning with Cointelegraph's fake news report last Monday that the BlackRock ETF had been approved, traders have flocked back to their exchange of choice to take new positions. The block's preferred metric of seven -day moving average of daily volumes across all exchanges has now hit 15 billion. That means that while we're still a long way from volumes in the first quarter of this year, which were up above 30 billion for most of that period, we're still up more than 50 % since multi -year lows in September. Now, as you might imagine, the Bitcoin pump has extended gains for Bitcoin dominance. That metric of course compares the market cap of Bitcoin to all other crypto tokens and is a measure that has been trending up since last November. Bitcoin dominance is now firmly above 50 % for the first time since April 2021. Last cycle highs in Bitcoin dominance reached 70 % during late 2019 when most previous cycle altcoins had been largely written off as worthless. The broader crypto market is obviously far different during this crypto winter with Ethereum clearly carving out its niche as the second major token and even Solana as we'll talk about in a minute having come to the very brink of and then continuously saying not today. Now, still perhaps the most obvious comparison to draw is year -to -date performance across crypto markets. Bitcoin has now gained over 85 % since January compared to a 41 % gain for Ethereum. Several top 20 tokens have put in stronger performance than Bitcoin with, for example, Solana up 210 % and Chainlink gaining 95 % year -to -date, but obviously comparing altcoins is a little bit different than comparing the majors. Indeed, with the vast majority of altcoins down so far this year that it counteracts this handful of standouts, it's very difficult to claim this year as anything other than a Bitcoin -led rally. The block research, Rebecca Stevens said, inflation woes, geopolitical risk, and an increasingly partisan US government have been weighing on investors who are looking to minimize risk. Meanwhile, Bitcoin seems closer than ever to getting a spot ETF approval and in a certain sense serves as an ideological hedge to the uncertainty on the world stage, helping it reclaim more dominance in the crypto space. Community reactions are commensurate with the news. I saw about a billion tweets like this one from Ro Mooli who said, the Bitcoin bull market is imminent. Can you feel it? Oliver Velez says, I believe this is our last opportunity to buy or accumulate Bitcoin under 30k. Whether this period lasts a few days, a week, or whatever, I believe it will be brief. And once it's gone, it's gone forever. Cryptodon Alt pointed out just how remarkable things are right now, saying, kind of crazy to think that the entire crypto industry nuked. The most famous and influential players got wiped. A bunch of people went to jail. The global economy buckled. Retail got carried out entirely. And yet Bitcoin is only down around 55 % from its highs. Now, the last thing that some were pointing out is the ultimate affirmation of diamond hands and DCA -ing in that after three years of very regularly scooping Bitcoin, MicroStrategy is once again up on their investment.
A highlight from Understanding of Israel and Palestine You Need To Have
"Welcome, Evangelism on Fire Nation, to today's special pod episode news bite. This is your host, Mark Thomas. We're going to jump right into today's news bite. No introduction, there's no commercials, and no outro to today's pod episode news bite. We're going to jump right into what you need to know, the understanding that you need to have of Israel and Palestine as a Jesus follower, as Christians. As Christians living in the West, which is where I stand speaking today from my city of RVA, Richmond, Virginia, how do we make sense of what could be the beginning of a major Middle East and regional conflict? Because I have been a student of the Bible long enough, 22 years, to know that the average person really doesn't understand the complexities of Israel and the historic Middle East conflict. So I would love for you to take notes today while you allow me just a moment to lay what I believe to be a very important foundation to your understanding of Israel, the Middle East, and even Bible prophecy. Number one, five words that Christians should understand concerning modern Israel, because I'm sure many of you, if we were to sit down and chat, some of you would have perhaps a cursory knowledge. Some would have absolutely no knowledge. Some in the West, look, you just really don't care as long as the bomb doesn't land in your backyard. You're impervious to anything that goes on, but here is a truth bomb for you. If you are a believer, the Bible has commanded you to be an ally of Israel in Jerusalem, in your thoughts, in your prayers, in your giving, and in your heart of concern and compassion. Truth bomb, it is impossible to be a serious student of the Bible and a dedicated believer without understanding your responsibilities and your spiritual responsibilities to Israel, to Jerusalem, and to God's chosen people. Cannot get a good evangelism on fire, boom. Here are five words that Christians should understand concerning modern Israel. Now these are obviously going to be brief. Feel free to go back and do more of an in -depth study. I cannot do an exhaustive study on all these in the very short news bite time that we have today. Number one, Hamas. That's the group taking full responsibility for this heinous attack. Hamas is an aggressive, fundamentalist, militant movement in one of the Palestinian territories, two major political parties. Word number two, Fatah, formerly known as the Palestinian National Liberation Movement is a Palestinian nationalist and social democratic political party. They are the counterpart of Hamas. Word number three, Palestine. Although the concept of Palestine regionally in its geographical extent has been fluid throughout modern history and ancient history, in the Middle East, as I speak, Israel and Palestine, don't miss this truth bomb, share the land west of the Jordan River. Very important that you understand that if you're going to understand at least the geopolitical nature of this conflict, Palestine and Israel share the same land west of the Jordan River using the word share lightly. Israel is predominantly a Jewish state while Gaza and the West Bank are Palestinian and mostly Muslims and Arabs. So if you can imagine just in that sentence, the powder keg of having a small territory with multiple political groups and agendas, two of which exist to exterminate every Jew from the face of the planet, to have all of that in a small area occupying the same land, borders of which they do not even agree on. Number four, West Bank. People hear that all the time in the news. Here's why it's important to know about the West Bank. The West Bank is one of two Palestinian territories. Don't forget that. There are two Palestinian territories and they don't share the same borders. The West Bank is located within the country of Israel and it's the larger of the two territories at approximately 2 ,173 square miles. The West Bank stretches across the eastern border of Israel and along the West Banks of the Jordan River in most of the Dead Sea, which is why it has received the name the West Bank. The holy city of Jerusalem is considered by international law as part of the West Bank with East Jerusalem being claimed as the capital by both the Israelis and the Palestinians. So throw that complexity into what we've already discovered. They both claim Jerusalem as their capital. Number five, Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip is the second and smaller of the two Palestinian territories and it's on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Egypt on the southwest for about 11 kilometers and Israel on the east and north for about 51 kilometers. Both the West Bank and Gaza Strip were captured by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967. There are over 5 million Palestinians combined living in those two territories. Muslims comprise 85 % of the population of the West Bank and 99 % of the population of the Gaza Strip. So there in a very brief nutshell is an overview of five words that you'll hear continually, have heard continually on the news when we deal with the Middle East complexities and now war. Listen, if you as a Christian are going to understand what is going on, take the time to re -listen to this news bite and go over those five words. Fill in the blanks with your own study, but at least digest these five words and phrases and territories because until you understand that, you're not going to understand the detail of Bible prophecy in this area.
A highlight from Reddit Crypto $MOON Crashes 85%! (Rugpull Alert)
"It is a great day to discover crypto. It is Wednesday, October 18 is 1035. We got Drew and Kelly on the ones and twos today. And today, folks, we're going to be talking about Bitcoin. Of course, we got to talk about the main story here. Reddit rug pulling their community tokens, the RCPs, the Reddit community points, a lot of Reddit users are pissed. The moons are down, the Fortnite tokens down as well. And it is down big, folks. I'm talking about a complete bear market retracement in one hour. It was insane. Also, we're going to talk about Bitcoin. We're going to talk about X slash Twitter. We might mention Sam Bankman, Fried's father. We got some interesting info on that. Also ZK roll up, ZK sync stuff. A lot of people really love it. And last but not least, we have SWE and ETH we're going to talk about. But Kelly, how are you doing today? I'm doing good. I'm feeling charged up, sleeping well. Got a big trip planned tomorrow with TJ. Got some big things in the work for BitLab. But you know what? I'm ready to dive into the stories and the charts. We got a lot to talk about today. Let's give it to the people. All right, folks, make sure you follow us on YouTube. We're putting out a lot of great content now. Let's just look at the crypto market cap here. Crypto markets. How are things moving? Let's see here. We're going to move a little bit over here. All right. We can we have to fix that. Maybe I can move it just a smidgen to the downside. Right there. All right. So you can see the crypto market cap is up 0 .2%, 24 -hour volume is down a little bit. Now we're down to $39 billion Bitcoin dominance coming in at 49 .1 and gas is literally exactly where it was yesterday. Yesterday, it was 18 Gwei as well. All right. So Bitcoin is largely flat, folks. It is down, but it's only down 0 .1 % is still coming in at above $28 ,000. $28 ETH, ,300 Bitcoin down 0 .1 ETH up 0 .2%. You can see ETH is up a little bit still coming in below $1 ,600, however, is now coming in at $1 ,577. BNB is up half a point, but really everything is flat till you go to TonCoin. TonCoin's moving a little bit. It's moving about 2 .5%. But let's see the exciting coins. Okay. That's all boring. I need something to excite me. I need some juicy candles, hopefully double digits, right? Do we get that? Not quite. Not quite. It's Trust Wallet. Trust Wallet's up 8 .1 % here. It is up 15 % for the week. Bitcoin SV, BSV is up 5 .4%, but look at that weekly gain. It is up 26 % this week. Then we have Stacks Hedera, Synthetix, Chili's, Injective, TonCoin, eCash, Render, Tron, GMX. So then outside of the top 10, we have Apecoin in there because these, you can't have any winners today. All right. Let's look at the losers. I got a streak going. I think it's about 200 days. Oh, man. Here it is. 201 days. Number one loser of the day is RollBitCoin, RLB is down. You know, it's funny. Yesterday, I actually, because I don't always say it, I said, oh, I should take profits on it. I feel like today I will take profits. You get a little busy? I got a little busy. I got a little busy. I'm working on this Larry Fink script, guys. You guys are really going to like it. If you like the Joe Rogan one, it's going to be in a similar style. So I think a lot of people like the Joe Rogan one. All right. RLB, RollBitCoin, the gambling casino coin is down 4 .6%. You think it would have got extra attention with the Cointelegraph news, right? A lot of people are like, oh, leverage trading. Okay, let me go check out the site. Now, the token's down a little bit. Conflux is also down. Frax is down 3 .6%. We have Clayton down 3 .3. We have OKB, Caspa. Caspa's down. Okay. Maybe a little Caspa opportunity for myself here. However, still in the green for the week. It is up 7 .7%. Immutable X, Algorand. People are talking about Algorand. New lows here for Algorand, right? New lows. Everybody who's bought Algorand is literally in a loss right now, right? If I'm not mistaken. This is a dangerous thing to do. Let's go to Max. Yeah. So the Max is, the line's almost too flat, but if you look here, yeah, it is the lowest it has been. I mean, maybe it was a little bit of a brief September. So if we go to the 90 day, okay. Alright, so there's 17 people who bought in a two -hour window. They're in the green, folks. They're in the green. But everybody else except for those 17 people, they are in a loss right now. It's more than 17 people, folks. Timing is everything. Timing is everything. Yeah. Looking at the chart, it's not looking good. But it does seem like it likes, it's almost like a magnet to that 10 cents. So I mean, if, hey, if I was a spec trader, no, I wouldn't hate spec trading this coming in at 9 cents and jumping out at 10. And that's an 11 % gain for the normal people. That what's their beat. That gets them excited. Me, it's nothing. Hey, it's coming into a pretty tight range. So I have the algorithm chart up here, massive, massive falling wedge. I mean, look at this coming right into the apex area. Will it break down or break up? You know, interestingly, not things they don't always have to break up. We saw that on gold broke down from the falling wedge and then came up. So I don't want you to look at this, say, well, everybody says a falling wedge is a bullish pattern. It has to break up. It very well could, you know, wash some people out. So trade carefully. I do think there's a possibly even some better prices in store and I'm still like an algorithm for the next bull run. All right. So you get a hundred algorithm for $9 that means you can get a thousand for under a hundred bucks. So if you want to scoop a thousand of a coin for under a hundred bucks, maybe algorithm could be a choice though. I do have to do some DC ang here. I heard a good investment thesis. I'll have to, maybe I'll type some in at the end so I can remember. I'm going to share my investment thesis on what I might buy next. And the reason why I'm just going to have a, I'm a whisper, a word, black rock. And so I think it might pump this thing. So I'll, I'll share that at the end. I am going to do a DC a last week. It was boring. It was East this time. It's a little bit more speculative. So maybe, maybe we'll maybe you guys can make fun of me or agree with me. Of course. No, no, no. It's not that. All right, folks. If you want to get some merch, we got pretty cool merch here. What's the come and take it. I like that. I wear that shirt yesterday. It's a great one. All right. So this is brand new. Yeah. It fits good. Morel is crushing it. It's killing it with the merch. Yeah. Morel's the one who made that nice XRP hoodie. Crypto blood is not a fan of this clothing right here, but I think this thing looks awesome. All right. Let's also give a quick shout out to link to, we want to give them a quick shout out to, because we're talking about the ripple IPO yesterday with around the blockchain. So if you want to check that out and hey, we give you a quick shout on how maybe link to can get you in on that ripple IPO, but now it is time for the top story. We do. I do want to shout out a comment DCA and pray, Hey, you guys remove the random are at the top of the rundown. R I P random are R I P random. Are you ready to get this going? I am ready to get this going. Let's speaking of our, it was a segue. I don't know. It wasn't. I'm just making it up now. Reddit, Reddit rug pulled everybody and people are feeling regarded. Actually they're not feeling regarded. They're feeling ridiculous. Here. Reddit is killing blockchain based community points. Morgan sung. Uh, I did a quick short on it. Maybe I can, uh, we'll, we'll play the short real quick. And then, uh, then we'll get into the articles. This is 30 seconds here, folks.
A highlight from How Bitcoin Could EXPLODE To $74,347 In 84 DAYS! (MATHS Explained)
"Today is a very serious show. First of all, I want to go through the maths and I want to show you the maths of how Bitcoin goes from where we are today to $74 ,347 in about 84 days, not 85 days, 84 days. I want to show you the maths behind it because I think it's actually quite fascinating and it's actually very, very, very realistic. Probably the most compelling case that I've seen for a price prediction in a hell of a long time. Then I want to talk about this. I want to talk about Joe Biden arriving in Israel earlier today. We saw images of Joe Biden arriving in Israel. So I want to show you why I believe that this may be the beginning of World War III. I think we may be in a perfect, perfect, perfect storm for the beginning of World War III and ultimately for probably the demise or the decline of the United States as a superpower. We're going to talk about that today on the show. So as you can see, a very serious show. Then I'm going to show you some good news, some bad news and some fake news for XRP. We're going to talk about that. I want to talk to you about the Phantom hack. I want to talk to you about a couple of other old coins and then at the very, very, very end of the show, if we get to our target of 1100 likes, I'm going to be giving away free tokens in an amazing launch that actually happens tomorrow. So serious show, fun show, lots to do, lots to get through. Let's go, guys. I see a lot of you here are saying present. You're present on the new channel. Congratulations. Welcome, welcome, welcome. Let me know that you are present. If you are here, smash the like button because and if you haven't already subscribed, join the let's see how many subscribers we have today. Eighty three thousand one hundred and forty subscribers that have already subscribed. Remember, we're not live anymore on the old channel. I know there are a couple of people who just don't get that. In fact, let me be more specific. There are one hundred and seventy three people waiting in the old channel, even though we put up an amazing thumbnail to say we don't broadcast here. We're live on the new crypto advantage channel link in the description. So if you are here, welcome. And if you haven't yet subscribed to this, to the new channel, subscribe to the new channel, because this is where all the content is going to be moving to over a period of time. And there's a lot of content today is actually, I think one of the shows that I've been most excited to do for a long, long, long time. I'll tell you why I'm so excited to show because I don't believe in price predictions. I think people who make price predictions, you're sure to to to to to get them wrong. I like price predictions when they filled with maths. And I'm going to show you the maths behind how Bitcoin actually does go to seventy four thousand three hundred and forty seven dollars in the next eighty four days. I'm going to show you the maths behind it. I also want to talk about where we are in the market cycle, because there seems to be like a battle now between the halving and the ETF. And we're going to talk about the battle of the halving versus the ETF, because regardless of why, where you think we are in the market cycle right now, there is a battle. The battle is a very strong battle. The halving cycle says that the price of Bitcoin is going to go down. The ETF cycle says the price of Bitcoin is going to go up. And we need to understand which side of the fence do you sit on and and whether or not you agree with any of the market cycles. And then, as I said, at the very end of the show, I want to give away only forget over one thousand one hundred likes. I'm going to give away two hundred and fifty dollars tokens to to a new launch, which I think is going to do like a 10 or 20 or maybe even 30 X tomorrow. And you're going to win them today and you're going to get your tokens today. Basically, you're going to get your tokens today. So let's go. We've got a big show. Excited to be up. Let's quickly look at the bubbles just to see where we're at.
"85" Discussed on WTOP
"85 in sterling 85 as well right now in oxen hill at 531 this is wtop news everything you need every time you listen the plp producer's desk is wired by ibew local 26 where to grow good afternoon I'm Ian Kramer and I'm Sean Anderson Jacob Curris I'm a producer the top story we're following for you this afternoon he was a cultural stone to a generation of kids actor Paul Rubens best known for the iconic character Pee -wee Herman has died of cancer he was 70 his publicist says he died Sunday night in Los Angeles there's a good chance you hear the song tequila and think of Paul Rubens dancing to it in the movie Pee -wee's big Pee -wee Herman had a distinctive laugh and catchphrases I know are you but what am I Rubens created the character while part of the Los Angeles improv group the groundlings in the late seventies well Rubens did several Pee -wee films and TV shows he also had roles in Mystery Men the Nightmare Before Christmas and the Smurfs movies he dealt with cancer that he hid for six years he apologized for that in in a final statement and said he has enjoyed making art for people I'm Archie Zaraleta 532 now let's head on to Florida where the property manager of Mar -a -Lago makes his first court appearance in the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump. Carlos has Mr. Trump spoken to you? In Miami Carlos D 'Oliveira was in federal court accused of attempting to delete security footage investigators wanted related to Trump's hoarding of classified documents he was released on a hundred thousand dollars bond since no he had attorney he'll be arraigned next month meanwhile Trump braces for additional possible indictments related to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election brought by prosecutors in both Washington Washington and Georgia over the weekend the Republican presidential front -runner spoke out at a campaign event these are ridiculous indictments and all they're doing is hoping for massive election interference that's all they want to do they want to damage the leading candidate I'm Julie Walker now meantime the district attorney in Atlanta says she's ready to go in her election fraud case involving Donald Trump Fulton county district attorney Bonnie Willis had indicated that a potential charging decision may come we do know that the grand jury is meeting although we don't believe that they are currently meeting on the case involving the former president but that is likely to come at some point within that three -week window and of course security remains a big concern here we have seen an increase in police presence around the courthouse that's CBS news correspondent Nicole Killian in Atlanta a former business partner of Hunter Biden has testified today behind closed doors to a house panel that's looking into financial deals involving the president's son T .O .P.'s Mitchell Miller today on the hill. Devin Archer has testified before the House Oversight Committee which has been examining Hunter Biden's business deals Republicans on the panel say that Archer's testimony indicates that Joe Biden when he was vice President was on numerous calls with Hunter Biden and his business partners but New York Democratic Congressman Dan Goldman says they were all casual calls the witness was very very consistent that none of those conversations ever had to do with any business dealings still Republicans question whether all the calls were benign they've alleged that Joe Biden was involved in his son's business matters something the White House has repeatedly denied on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP News another guilty plea connected to January 6th attack on the Capitol 22 -year -old Larry Giberson was a student at Princeton University at the time of the riot prosecutors say he joined other riders in a coordinated push against police in a tunnel in the Capitol's lower West they also accused him of cheering on rioters who were using weapons and pepper spray against police the FBI says investigators matched the photos of him from the Capitol to images found on Instagram and Princeton University's website the New Jersey resident pleaded guilty to a felony charge is set to be sentenced in November now to the war in Ukraine Russia launched an attack on the hometown of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky several people are dead dozens of other casualties in a day of mourning has been declared double -d t lp's national security correspondent JJ at least six people including a ten -year -old child has been killed more than 50 people have been injured Russia struck a high -rise apartment in Crevy Rhe authorities say people are trapped under the rubble and Alexei Kuleba the deputy head of Zelensky's office is calling for revenge saying everyday Ukrainian cities are under fire from Russian terrorist he said and he named the cities of Suomi, Zaporizhya, Dnipro, Kharkiv and he said this is only for the last few days Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenska said this is how the week begins in a Ukrainian city that wants quiet normal life that's the hometown of both Zelenska and her husband the president this this is a serious situation because it's a back and forth between Russia and Ukraine and it's not clear who will strike next or where nobody top national security correspondent JJ green coming up in money news after traffic weather and a new DC restaurant named Cordelia was that mean I'm Jeff Glabel and then an investigation backs up sexual harassment accusations against the former top aid to DC's mayor it's 536 what summer without a trip to the beach elevate the journey with style from behind the wheel of your ultimate BMW at the summer on sales event experience an inspired performance in class defining style in the 4 -series Grand most of the versatile BMW x5 everything you need to make the trip to the beach wonder remember just be sure to arrive before all the beach chairs are gone BMW the ultimate driving machine get a credit of up to up two thousand dollars on select models now through July 31st visit BMW centers dot com
"85" Discussed on The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
"85 today. Yesterday, we talked about how Jesus fulfills the temple. We talked about how Jesus have recognized is that there's a scandal that Christ offers in the fact that he is, who he says he is, and that not only did he claim to be the messiah, he claimed equality with God himself. And because of this, Jesus becomes the crux, right? He becomes the turning point of history. Not merely because he claimed to be God because he demonstrated that he actually is God. And of course, that last sentence, well, we had the in brief, the nuggets at the end of this, but we also had that last sentence of paragraph 5 91 that said the members of this and hadron were thus acting at the same time out of ignorance and the hardness of their own belief. And the recognition of course is that all of us, all of us are in that same boat. You know, I mentioned that because today we're taking the next step paragraph two Jesus died crucified. We're going to look at the trial of Jesus a little bit today. We're going to look at it as we go on as well in Christ's redemptive death in God's plan. That's tomorrow. But today, the trial of Jesus and we're going to be looking at, what is the role we talked about the last couple of days? What is the role of the Jewish people when it comes to the death of our lord Jesus? The reason why the church addresses this is because there have been people over the course of time over the last 2000 years who had various times have attributed the death of Jesus. The crucifixion and death of Jesus to maybe particular Jews at the time or to the Jewish people as a whole. The church wants to basically set the record straight when it comes to that question. And the church ultimately is saying that a, first of all, in paragraph 5 95, that there were divisions among the Jews Jewish authorities concerning Jesus.
"85" Discussed on THE HALF HOUR BROS PODCAST
"85" Discussed on THE HALF HOUR BROS PODCAST
"This that were rose podcast with kurt. Explicit content ahead. What up baby boy. Back in the booth bro. Believe it or not. I'm not home in had your house. Welcome in half hour grows podcast. I'm tom thanks for joining us. Hit us up half hour. Rose jimoh dot com at half hour bras pot on twitter and have our bros. pot on top. Hit us up. Dm email smokes him carrier pigeon. I like a good smoke sixty. What's up. Hey i kind of feel weird right now those weird like right in front of you right. What three headphones or too high phones or to. I don't look at me broke higher. I turned it down. Turn it down. I turned it down. There you go see now see see. Now they're down now down. I contact volumes lawyer. now the volume's icon like this much. I got this far away. I haven't seen you in person like this for over ten seconds then like a month and been in this room quite a while. Hey i haven't been home in two years and i'm ninety percent. Sure i left my front door open. Oh man your houses. Fuck bro two year. it's front front door. Open your cooked bro. I left the oven. You're your if you left off and on for two years who's that fucking. Forgive me. i'm done all right. So what's up man. What's going on what's up what's cracking. It is super awesome to be back in your house. I mean dude fucking doj. Oh man joe. The fortune solitude sanctuary. Whatever else you put on there be real with you. I don't like this. I don't like this drop beginning. Doesn't sound like an alien screaming and space. No it's tire screeching. I know what it is but you don't think that beginning part i mean i guess man but there's not an alien afterwards. That sounds like when you're on a spaceship okay. A there's like an alien come round the corner okay. Quiet yeah you hear that like that predator. The chilling yes. All right do well first off. It's a car crash second off. It's let me see it's a car. Let me see how this all right. Two minutes and forty seconds saying guys pod go dot co sir pod. 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I'm gonna get to that old fuck in a minute so check it out on pogo pogo dot. Co jerky pro. What have you so real quick before we get into it. Man sir did a show went on a show the other day. Excuse me What's up where you're seeing other shows. Yeah yeah not exclusively man. It's just. I'm getting out there and i'm trying to figure out who i am with other shows without this show. You know i've been with this show ever since i've been shows i know i don't know we had a special thing and we do and it's the first thing and it's so special in england i look back. It's always thinking about museum tower. Tanzania only see your face. When i'm on these other sad ugly but you know i want figure out who i am with these other shows and then maybe you and these other shows together. That's funny that makes me think of the mortgage alex freaking. Oh god durr's there's guys let me go do pixar. Yeah you'll be app right made apple. Then he left then he made Pixar and then he left and then he went back to apple made that way better. Okay be my apple go. Do picks are come back. Drop iphones together. And so our other shows what's going on so don't fourteen. Podcast shout out. Let me see if g support serve and legit superfan. Oh oh if we had a number fan. We're going to go get some shirts printed and by the way we gotta get that jerky to order the matching leprechaun. No we're going to. We're going to send them some shirts and we're going to get that jerky but anyway fourteen. Podcasts main if you guys out there if you want to listen to the episode i was on go look up the fourteen one four podcast but other than that episode man. Listen as far back as you can on the show you've been on the show. They get into some shit man they get into some real shit. It's it's not a full discretion it's kind of a navy centric. Servicemember centric podcast. Did you talk about other. 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Real real consensual off. The news reviews minimum. It's been a minute y'all take nine song. I can't remember how it goes. It's been a minute. Since i know. Not takashi takashi six nine can't speak fast fucking rap he can even let the fucking bottle in any way. You're gonna go grab it now. I got it memorized. Okay because i don't i definitely don't know what this is essentially a nondescript purple drink in a glass and it'd be really worried if you weren't my brother because i have no idea what's in this. It's the from the power rangers movie. That would come out. Remember that you that purplish. It looks just like it does. So you can call me than oo So that movie hit though everybody talk shit. Movies lapped that movie movie slabs tired and i was listening to like free bird when he was like skating in the rollerblades. I was way too old to watch that shit too. Like that was definitely your age group and still watched it we. We used to watch that shit. 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"85" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts
"Sometimes he can. Sometimes it can be an advantage because this position away from home and they play morning defensive fall for fall metraplate. I'm gonna go to sheffield wednesday off already. Put to now dan myself. I think sheffield wednesday will walk the floor with that rather doncaster. This he's portsmouth three no balls yet. Doncaster started off terrible. Colin disagree with that. i'm going to go phone pump. See i live each year. Well and i think you do well. Burt is lots global soul food people. We defeated donny. Got some problems. You know that good players go and about three tonnes furs and everything else. So i think it's going to be difficult for down. I'll be because it's always it's always spot in my outlook doncaster over. They gave him a fierce baking football rights. I'll clipping and women don't doncaster bowels They were the best gay. Went on the pay. Ifa birmingham city light is the champion of doncaster. Saint gabbay phev. You wanna come and do the payoff. Beer at doncaster. More than welcome. So i did log doncaster. We've been there few him. So i'd like to see them as a football club do well and finally science versus manchester. You know he said again. The club i want to win. He night did look at. What did i say to you about a year. Now what would you say. He's gonna going to be a false i. This is going to be a formula for me yet. gone. I'm guessing you for new. The the look supplying don't southampton boss wanted to place I hope. I hope they don't have a bad season because again football club a no only that. It's a fantastic place to live. Yeah and they have lost. Players would price thin to price on his additive. Fifty million civilians. Nothing if i do lose what price a thinking could signs because again law yourself you know the football club in one the watch the di. I didn't realize it was say thing for me. The kid who was going to go to aston villa. Yes as i thought. He thought he'd gone to velvety undies. Signed a contract for four hundred. I will say. I shouldn't could look to science. Is i mean your best players and building it same round your your local talents as the why full would go to best look to where all at same time. Wonderful football club in fond memories of nineteen seventy six. When they put you know it's sort a don't think it can do that this week but if you know it where that gryke it who knows. Tc so again though will so you say thanks. We told him love to you and yours. Good luck to the young man jock with these with these football season. And thank you for listening. Thank you for listening grade that you keep supporting us look to you and your gabay and a love doing the show to you because it's so relaxed to do them and i really enjoyed them and thank you. I thank you absolutely good to my club. Sheffield wednesday and help all age. Everyone of you they all. They all can't but everyone in y'all team to successful someone's gonna fail absolutely. Hey hey asoke till next time out of it with night bye bye bye..
"85" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts
"They will play and they used to go every every year to go and play up in scotland and they would come down to join imply so The the faa cult as always being gene of every football in this gordon wanted to play football. So sad to say losing the impetus over the years spike at even the even even the locals now the a play week and teams because the concentrate on the lee trying to get promotion so this seems to be more money in the league. Finishing positions is to cope one of the major coaching football league. Copa what you want to call it. Bill coupe colleen coke. That's that's more names by clubs. So but i'd like to see the fa combat with a because satiny molin of the The day of the court found that will really but the build up to the final. You know you re doing all sorts of different things throughout the week but he changes. I understand that. But i see some things. Well not j. don't change but still have a little bit of history about an hour we are. We really thought that the faa acl or bigger than the will cope because it to some people at one point but obviously he's losing his title now and people seem to be you know playing we. We copes at lea- week teams. And there's less and less funds going to these tampa gains unless you get. What until you get to the quarterfinals finals. Absolutely saying the f. Copy your special cop. It's the oldest cope in the world and eighties full of magic in the so which magic in the fa cup they actually give it a lead to capable that magic within east and there's a magical book the book corner andy from book kona as recommended full book corner at least week. Sto sunderland and seventy three. The story of the brightest f. I cook shock of all time by land harder and these absolutely correct. Remember a young boy watching that game still calm. Believe that cherry's headed role are a shot. Didn't go in..
"85" Discussed on SRB Media Podcasts
"Used to manage i eighteen thirty four red reality salt like nine hundred twenty seven and that's not the year by the way that's games and points tally. Minnesota knowing teen twenty-seven also are the top seek so they're looking good for the support shale this year again all seattle sounders fantastic watch them last night. The place from decent football. I mean because what they're saying about america the football is giving benjamin. Did you play football. Yes it's still get the cast-offs you know it's like anything else. They will produce and don't be surprised if they don't take over will football because big kunsi you know does the sponsors and the big Tv will put all the money into it. I mean you know the american football and the baseball you know. They know how to put a show on talk. Show show on what she space with america because they will they will take over our national game absolutely and really really row will rui. Dias is applied that scored that goal that peruvian central strike. And he's probably my favorite prove implies insect could last a think he's absolutely fantastic and you are easy with these left and the ball bounce back and he just bang leading with his. Roy seems an absolute world. Scores all goals with these ed with his life with these roy for tapping world is that kid is an absolute diamond row. Rui dias i don't know whether you like Simon jordan is until expose. I do any big critic wayne rooney. You know we were so in looking against speed. Yeah that's out. Yes that would another thing. I watched last night. I watched debbie county last night. I'm the place up. -solutely fantastic football. Yeah i mean some fantastic. Football ole other is all a good team enough. They didn't look over great last night but get down to play really well. Didn't really try and get them to play football. Look all the problems. The ease act to put on his shoulder. people criticize..
"85" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"85% of the state's population lives and rapidly growing urban areas. Bill Riends, one of the lucky few he lives and works, said McDonald Observatory perched on a mountaintop in the state's rural Big Bend region. Where the nights guys are still pitch black and the stars are about as bright as they come. Yeah, we have suffered through this day after day about an hour away is the nation's largest oilfield, the Permian Basin. And since oil drilling is a 24 7 business, astronomers here have grown increasingly concerned about all the lights on drilling rigs, trucks and gas plants for the past 12 years or so. We have seen a gradually increasing glow that simply wasn't there in prior years. Ren is a kind of dark skies salesperson for the observatory. He travels the oilfield trying to convince companies to point their lights down or have used different kinds of bulbs, he says. It hasn't always been an easy sell. First day I stepped foot on an oil rig, I was told You can't have too much light on an oil rig gets very dangerous environment. Safety is a key concern, says local oilfield foreman Caleb Taylor. The lighting we have as big halogen sodium lights, and they point him in all directions to pretty much covered the whole pad. Rennes pitch to industry is that brighter lights don't always mean safer lights. What if that bright light is shining directly into your eyes, creating glare and you can't see because of it. Some oil and gas firms have embraced his message at an Altus midstream. Gas plant facilities manager Austin Williams shows me the companies specialized lighting. There's a small shield that kind of focus the light beams to force their way downward. Instead of letting it spread and pan out, Altus says. There's no extra cost to designing facilities this way. But retrofitting old sites with new lights could be a different story. Oilfield foreman Caleb Taylor again. There's hundreds of thousands of these light units that they would have to change and nobody likes to do stuff that costs money, you know, like that's going to be a deterrent. In Reeves County, one of the most active parts of the oilfield. Local officials recently adopted new rules requiring companies to update all their outdoor lights to tougher standards within five years. And to shield some lights within six months. The rules come with possible $500 fine. Curtis Wilson, the county staffer in charge of enforcing the rules, says still go after companies if there's a complaint, but he says a lot of the compliance will be voluntary. Don't expect that they will go into existing facilities and update. Oh, they might. What I do expect is that the new constructed facilities will be shielded properly. Hanging over these efforts to preserve dark skies is the fact that oil prices are higher than they've been in more than two years, and there's talk of even higher prices on the way that could mean more drilling, more lights and light pollution becoming less of a priority. Still, Bill Rin at the observatory says he thinks encouraging companies to play along is the best way to go. It's going to happen by showing people that is in their benefit. It's not going to happen by enforcing an ordinance and he says there's no real goalpost for reducing light pollution. Any little bit helps protect the observatory's.
"85" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"85 90%. I'm going to go with Milwaukee. But all my heart and soul is going to be pulling from my Phoenix suns. I will tell you that, but but I think yeah, I don't get that either. Well, I think the books are going to win the Syrian. Well, you only get one pig. No, but I'm says all my heart and souls will be rooting for the hottest 20 is on a roll. You said five straight, he said five straight guaranteed. Alright, we'll guarantee before that to guarantee you represent. Last show guarantee. Guarantee it. I'm going with the Milwaukee Bucks. So his heart and soul are with the sons, but his head is with the bucks. Apparently, What do you think, Steve? He's dead to be I would love to get him on the show. I would again. I would put him on the show to read the phone book. I just think he is the funniest guy in broadcasting right now I get that there's a difference between the team. You're rooting for the team that you think will win. So as an analyst, I respect that. He thinks that the box will win the NBA Finals. He's just wrong. I mean, he's just wrong, and I think what's funny about that A season the minority as far as those pics go, most experts have been picking the sons. And they're just the more complete team in their mind. Either way, I think this is going to be one heck of a series I was watching. The last night I was flipping back and forth through a couple of things and watching the NHL Stanley Cup finals. And because I have a lot of friends in the Tampa Bay Lightning fans, and so I was I was texting with my friends and I was watching the game and then over time the Lightning lost so they didn't get to sweep. So now my friends told me I'm not allowed to watch any more games. So, apparently, I'm the jinx here in Phoenix, Arizona, I was the jinx for the Tampa Bay Lightning, not winning the Stanley Cup in a sweep. So you're not planning on going to the finals are you know I got offer tickets to the finals. Um, A friend of a friend can't go to the game tonight, and apparently, there are great tickets because there's food involved in some other stuff. $1500 a ticket, So they offered them to you to buy them. Yeah, well, they're not giving them away. I figured I'd They're not. You know, they're not that close from a 1500 a ticket. That's a lot. That is a lot and that's nothing. I mean, I guess I was talking to sharp this morning. They were saying on StubHub. There are some tickets, courtside tickets going for like 26 grand. That's absurd Look and see what was the last time there was a ticket in town Worth $26,000. That was sharp talking, though. You know, He's a liar sharp as a classic liar, so I'm not sure that's true, but that was what Sharp said. On StubHub. So the secondary market is pretty pretty good for tickets, I guess. Yeah, well, we haven't had a ticket this hot in town literally in quite some time. So do you think what happens? What happens if the sun's lose? One of the first two games at home. Um I mean, if you go one and one in the first two games, I think I think you could still be okay. It will be much tighter. We talked last week. One of the statistics that I found was that If you go up to, uh oh, in the NBA Finals 89% of the time you win the finals. I think they've got to win the first two first to be comfortable and the reason why is as as it goes on. If Yanez gets healthy, we don't know if he's gonna be able to play or not, but if he is able to play That makes it a whole different series well and to the Bucks credit and I hate giving them too much credit here, but they won the last two games of their series without him in Atlanta was a good team. I don't care what anybody said about about the Hawks. They were a good team. So, Yeah, the I think they've got the same drive that the sons have. It's been a long drought for them as far as finals go, This should be so much fun to watch End. By the way, those $26,000 tickets. We don't have courtside tickets, but we have tickets. We're giving away sons tickets today on the show. Just give it away. Give them away for free for free. So what we're going to do is what we have done all along is when you hear Al McCoy and you'll know what it sounds like, because sometimes we use like in news, Jeff and those guys will use Uh, Al McCoy's voice and a son story that doesn't count. It's got to be during the show. You'll know exactly what it is when you hear it When you hear Alma coin that famous call, that's when you be caller. Number nine. Caller number nine is going to win a pair of tickets to tonight's game. So do us all a favor, only calling to win the tickets. If you're able to go to the game tonight, Should I give out the number? Just so people know it later, please 602 to 7758 to seven. At 602 to 77 Katya are make it real simple. Don't call right now. Though you can. We're just not gonna answer. I'm not going to pick up. You can call me anytime you want. You can call but we're not going to answer until we give away the ticket. We prefer that you listen, and then no one to come. So we're gonna the sun stuff is great, because I think that, um they kind of brings the town together. And when you're watching something like this happen, I've got eyes. You see all the old school Suns fans. I have talked about this so many times and with so many Suns fans To stand and talk to someone that's been a Phoenix Suns fans forever and then to hear them start rattling off names in the history of the signs and the bad luck they've had, and and this is such a great opportunity. To get there. But what's great about this team is how young it is, with the exception of Chris Paul, who was still playing like he's young. Um, this is a young team. This is a team that could go deep now. Chris Paul is going to be up for an extension. What kind of an extension? You're the sports guy? Steve? What kind of an extension do you think they're going to give Chris Paul Well, Chris Paul currently makes over $40 million a year is one of the highest paid players in the NBA, and so far he's been worth every penny to the sons. And Robert Sarver, the owner of the team has said so that if they have to pay him a butt load of money going forward, that it will be worth it. Um I could see a scenario where he gets three years. 75 80 year. No, no, no, no total was going to say, what are you talking about? No, no total, but I think they'll try to try to sign him for three years. Maybe two or three. He's already 36, I think, is it Is it 36, So he's at the tail end of his career, But he's still playing so well. He's playing so well. The only question is injuries as you get older. Take it from someone who knows I tore my bicep muscle picking up my dog so Um, Yeah, I did. Stop laughing at the image of it as a bruise. I see the bruise. Yeah. Yeah, I was picking up my dog who's a large dog? But I I was picking up my dog and tore my bicep. Not a deep. They're not a complete terror. But your dog is not that big, By the way, £50 Already. Wow. Yeah, He's not really a puppy anymore. No, he's £50. And he's only 15 weeks old. Wow, it's Are you feeding that thing, It's going to cost more to feed him. I'm feeding him two hours. Um, yeah, it's going to cost more to feed him than it is to feed me pretty soon. But anyway, the sun's tickets today we will give them away during the show. Make sure you're listening..
"85" Discussed on Special Conditions - A Pokémon TCG Podcast
"We're going into our car of the week this week. We're gonna talk about galeria rapid ash v. this visa card is exclusive to a special promo box. Right now It will be available in chilling rain when that comes out as a full art and an is so good. There's good absolutely stunning. So glaring rapid dash. V is a two hundred ten psychic basic pokemon for two coz energies. Which is this is really the star of the show. It has libra horn. It says put damage counters on one of your opponents. Pok mon until the remaining hit points is one hundred so this could be even even a you know. A two hundred eighty point pokemon. It's like essentially doing one hundred eighty damage. Exactly if you have any tentative you're doing two hundred and forty damage to it for a welder and attached to fires and then he could still attach something on the bench. Because this is what i got faced against and i was like. Are you serious right now. that's why i like. Nobody's really using it for its second attack. Which is psychic. It's too Psychic energies it does sixty plus Says the attack is thirty. Mer damage for each energy card attached to your opponents acta pokemon so the most the likelihood of them having to energies is pretty high. So you're doing a basically a hundred twenty for two hundred gs or two hundred forty for two hundred. So that's yeah look. It looks so pretty. You don't expect it no and that's one of those things where usually in these promo boxes like you. Don't get anything that good. You know as far as something like this goes. It was like a breath of fresh air when the hype. Train was the hype. Train is still there for this card right now. everybody's excited for this card. I know several other podcasts. Or talking about my little pony and they need to get off that you know. Leave the my little pony like my tiny pony but like it's just one of those things where it's like it's there's so much love for it right now and it really warms my heart. I'm a huge fan of galeria. Pony ta and rapid ash do that chilling rain. Full art looked so good right. Oh my gosh so good. But essentially it's got a times to weakness too dark. It's got a minus thirty resistance to fighting and it's got a one. Retreat cost so this thing is pretty versatile. It just can't handle dark at all at all a. It's funny because even the dark pokemon you've got croat you're doing seventy damaged so it's one hundred and forty plus it's poisoned so it's only one hundred and fifty so it doesn't shot it. You've got hookah.
"85" Discussed on Sitting Ringside
"Responsibility. It's all right. You can just drop off the fuck. Show me david finish his shit six. Am maybe marathons the whom we should do that. One day to raise money burly should do that would just do the money and give them into chain choice. Yeah the determine half hour show. Mckinsey earns instagram sticking to her onlyfans. Read her onlyfans man. All right hot topics david. You got hurt. Our jim miller. Because anytime i picked against him genially can't pick against him but every time i pick him he loses. I'm still gonna take him anywhere else. Elected awesome but is there any other fights that interesting guys on the early prelims. Oh there's fourteen fight schedules. By the time we get there. It might be eleven. no. I'm not really not in the prelims. The antics fighting like lots us. Every time i see scott holtzman fight and like like his fight because like the stupid ass nicknamed hot sauce. So i should be on the modesi verses bahaman days that should be good yergin. Decastro bro. your gain. He's a good friend of pride rules. He's fighting charges. Donohoe and i haven't heard from organ in a while man. Jags versus hunter azure. That should be good too. I think i'm out there. Yeah i think best. Tonight we sell danica versus jordan griffin. That's another good one down. june. Versus william night. That's a good one and to open up. This is going to be a good fight. Loki probably one of the best fights on the card input ghana versus sasha plotnikov. That's going to be a news. Why do not miss the first by the night. It's going to be good. Yep definitely not to bangor fight looking. See sasha step back in there so guys a killer. I can. One of the biggest. The biggest undercard underdog on the fucking night. Dude he's minus minus three or five against politehnica. And i i can see why. But i wouldn't put the betting odds that bad against the dude. That's crazy bro. Pack definitely packed weekend full of combat. Sports boxing got the may combat sports world overload and it started yesterday with the mighty mouse one f show so the trend continues tomorrow but yeah there is i mean like i said we can never pack in an hour and a half everything that goes on in the world. But there was some interesting by bookings. I guess we could call the show with that Gilbert birds Steven one thompson is official. So that's a wonder boy. Trying to get back to title contention for belt. What do you guys think of that fight but what better way to do it. Right guy who lost the last to fight. You want to see where you're at his loss it so it might for wonderboy. And he's not getting any younger stephen thompson. Even though he's twenty two thirty nine a little kid circuit doesn't he. You know who would make babies with him. Mackenzie gern thank you through another a fight. That's really good. I think we might have predicted on this show. heavyweight title implications Alexander volkov on that's official to that. Yeah okay we called it. Somebody's listening cheaper necessary. Yeah i think that's more for bulk off to say i'm ready. I think experiment non right away because he emailed furred out over and the heavyweight division is forever interesting now. One of the most interesting divisions now that we have king and ghani But the rumors of the derek lewis and gone to the is going to buy or sell that one that system. We're tweet new chicken. A tire on john j-o-h-n birth making sense anymore. Like you say what you're just come out and say that they're not going to do it or he has a weird that that the negative. Yeah when i saw that you know that what the frequency just see the houston not interesting to send that. Yeah that dan goggin great. They're ross marquee man. Thank you for that Ever mean from what i heard. Governor wants to fight the summertime right. Is that what he says. And then get dick. Lewis is ready to go into matter which borrow but john jones wants more time or something like that judges like later in the year. Yes a longer john. J-o-h-n does not fighting. that's must dangerous time period so john jones is black. Man yes he is and he's definitely bulking up so another thing to worry about john jones for folks wondering why i say that because you know some people were trying to tell me that john jones's to white and he's not folks he's not. Johnny jones is a black man. He's a bad as blackest man on the planet. Motherfuckers was trying to come up again right. Yup man and i think to the ufc isn't dropping the ball not booking this fight this summer because if it happens around christmas that's good too if it's not their first title defence gado bucket book the lewis fight on guy who wants to get that win back. That was one of the shittiest fights in usc. History the upset. If i honestly the long-term is who is going to be more marketable versus john jones and i think lewis in gotta get sell that anything fan will buy so book it i think but i wanna see i wanna see a book yet and when it gets down. Don't you have think we predict we call two months ago. Exactly what the plane out and we didn't say steep gonna get completely starched out but you know this debate. Doug jones fight was definitely intriguing. One of the better fights but now it's the to tie ins practicing don king and gone. John epi wait so rather than later. Will we'll see the fight happen. And i'm thinking christmas before. Twenty twenty one end zone will fight for the title. My prediction yup yup godzilla vs king kong. Two folks true king of monsters right there baby. Yup yup yeah. There's also two other five bookings announced. Today i think ross posted up to greg. Hardy get back in there and other heavyweight bout against tight to of also pretty interesting heavyweight matchup finding getting hardest in the real competition. He's going to get the fuck out. I'd be like to boston. That fight for sure. Even though i i love greg. Hardy and greg hardy won. More games in the cowboys are one more fights than cowboys. One games in twenty twenty Another odd booking. I thought we all thought he was going to get cut andrea. Laskey lives to fight another day and he's fighting chase chairman..
"85" Discussed on No Story Is Sacred
"Not exactly agile. Nope their cargo. Their cargo ships wait. They're like they're they're the fantasy equivalent of helicopters. Like the big cargo helicopters cranes yet so so this helps inform the world. We had tall cities in this world. If we have dragons helping lift stuff up onto higher levels oh and flowers don't grow that high knee known. Ooh what wait. Let's let's go back a little bit further. So bring your talking about fire containment right up the other thing that helicopters frequently do during big force fires is what watering thin drops. Exactly and like. You're an engineer. You can rig up something to drag some water from lake over to a fire on a dragon right. Yeah it's called the bucket. Of course naturally. I actually already drawn up the plans just in case so to me. I'm hearing a lot about fire being issue. You know australia. I've heard of it entirely shirt this but you've never seen it but you've heard so make one. They have a fire season. Which i think is. Just why do we have a fire. Season sh- but more importantly they have eucalyptus trees which explode and three of hard core and shan and send oil burning oil everywhere and that's part of their thing and that's why you can't have. Apparently you can't have certain kinds of trees in living spaces. They're like in communities translator. The exploded if they get too hot. They will cause a big problem for your community. Might my coworker was saying that she had one either front. The i got grandfathered in but anyway. So what if this was a world or at least an area of this world because let's not let's remember that a world is not a single country regardless of what star trek tells us what nonsense i'm from the south continent. Oh okay and i was like a big leap forward for voyager. I'm fire nation. Oh my gosh fire nation attack. Just that one time. But it wasn't doozy. Did everything change. Actually now what you think fired. Asia was always dick's so what if this was an area a country. Whatever where they they get regular fires okay. So they are incentivized to domesticate dragons. And they're working at it maybe not everywhere but they super but still in the process so like maybe they're really ornery like camels hamilton. Though it has to be really careful with how you treat them otherwise they will just dump all your stuff and i heard you guessed no. It wasn't a gasp. What was it judgment. 'cause i brought in camels the listen. It's almost like i like them. First of all what do we think of this idea. And then second of all why do we need to find a flower for if there's fires all over the place. The flour is already an issue. We've got tall like spire cities like yep love it and everything else is on fire all the time. Another good reason have tall cities. Actually forget you about the smoke. If that's what happens the fire climb so they're still danger there. There's always that means that the lower levels are probably made something else there who who.
"85" Discussed on Whores Talk Horror
"Put on the list by mia copy to got on that gift card for me enough for two bucks all right. Well thank you all for listening to us as always you can write us at horace talk horror at gmail.com with anything you want to share with us. Whether it's ghost stories. True crime stories creepy stories. The story about how your babysitter was a serial killer. You can tell us who your favorite women in horror are. Whether it's an actress director writer character from a film or television show. Tell us what your favorite. Christopher pike book is because maybe i'll read a few more. The minute club comes out i would. I wouldn't mind reading those. Yeah right. that'd be fun actually. Please subscribe to us and rate and review us. It helps us get more exposure. We have some fun interviews. Coming up so look out for those episodes. We also have a fun horror. Movie oscar themed episode that. We're going to come up. That will be interactive. And we need you guys to vote so beyond the lookout for where to cast your votes That's going to be super fun. We're kind of excited about this one. And if you are able to subscribe to our patriae on you will get some cool shit sent to you. Maybe see some exclusive posts or exclusive content. Get early access to episodes. Lots of fun stuff as always. Please be kind to each other and stay safe out there. I mean i almost fell like twice in chicago just walking in the snow literally be safe out there but then also try and please wear your masks and everybody try and stay healthy. Be safe and kind to each other and as always thanks for getting greedy with us sharing. You wanna beer. Oh my god..
"85" Discussed on Oregon Rooted: The Dirt Show
"So made it a little hotter. So it went a little farther. And I also used good with organics blue and bricks, which are products that are in development currently, and should be released at the end of the season. So you're the tester? One of the testers, not the only tester this is several people testing the products. And they did very well. But yeah, it was all organic no sprays this year. So it was pretty cool. We used all biologicals. Lacewings and assassin bugs. And occidentalists mites and California mites and depending on the humidity. Okay, so and the biological controls work well. They did. They actually did. I can't say it was any less expensive than using sprays. Okay, in fact, I think it was a little more on the pocketbook. On the biological yeah, I think it is too. One second, I got eagle green farms asking, and this is probably a potent one is, can you get totes of boost locally? Where are they located? If they're still on eagle green farm, if you're still on where you locally. We'll wait for them to answer. So getting back to that, I got to get to this then with your biologicals, you didn't do any sprays, no sprays. Good for you. Well done. It was our first year. It was a challenging. We wanted to twice. There was two points where we were like, we got a spray. Yes. And let me guess it was aphids. Yeah. Absolutely. Of course. Great guess. Man, that has become such an issue since the hemp farms moved in. It has. I'm not pointing fingers, but man, what has it been three years now? Yeah. And this year was not as bad as last year. It wasn't last year was, before talent burned down last year, we would walk out in front of talent health club, and they would be just like, it was clouds of swarm.
"85" Discussed on Oregon Rooted: The Dirt Show
"Interesting. It depicts certain, let's say, controversial terms when it comes to religious aspects, right? Oh, interesting. It's a lot more worldly than a lot of, then a lot of local and national retailers would prefer. Okay, we'll try to be real delicate here. I hear that. I hear that. So changing the packaging has been great. I still get a lot of requests for merchandise of the old style. Because the Buddha and the guy in the lady and stuff like that, it's all very trendy. So our new designs are very corporate and very culture. So we have two different ones now. That's cool. That's cool. I did like your old artwork though. It was really neat. Yeah. Funny that was ever like anybody would ever even consider that controversial. I know. It was pretty. It was pretty, yeah, right? Some people consider our crowdfunding campaign controversial. So why is that? You want to talk about that? Not really. Okay. The crowdfunding. So you guys are built. You're growing. Growing. So now you're making options for people. That's right. Absolutely. So now they have the option to go to invest good earth organics dot com, which is a bit different from our good organics dot com page. Just directly related to the investors. So it gives you all the information and the pre IPO funding, all of the valuations, things like that. Options, what we're going to do with the money, where the money is going to go when it comes in, where it goes out, stuff like that, so all that information is available. Great. Great, great, great. When you guys, the farms around here, do you have farms that a lot of farms that use you guys here? Like commercial farms. Commercial farms, absolutely. So are you heavy in the commercial or do you have a lot of also just consumer level? There's a lot of consumer level grows, but the majority of our business is done with larger recreational departments. Okay, for sure. Okay. Are these guys growing? Are they using your soil for putting them in fabric pots or in beds or what are they doing with it? All of the above. You know, there's so many different grow methods that people use, it's being allocated for everything. We have recreational growers that use it for the greenhouse applications. This and when specifically. And then we have growers that use the guy as gift outdoors all season. Hundreds and hundreds of yards, and there's trench growers, and there's fabric pot growers, and there's great growers, and people who do 6 by 6 by two inch boxes, you know, I've seen all sorts of different methods of putting the soil on the ground or above the ground to put the plant in. Is it the folks that cocoa? Is there going to be like a cocoa blend, like a heavy 80, 90, a 100% cocoa blend that's going to come out at some point, or in my region on that. We will have 100% cocoa available.
"85" Discussed on Oregon Rooted: The Dirt Show
"The Michigan grower really care about California's regulations, you know? Yeah, that's the question there. But being registered and certified in California is important. It's a huge market. It's one of the industry leading markets. And so to deny them is not acceptable. So we're so happy to be registered certified finally there in California. That's good. And I know a lot of people actually look for that just because of California cancer, everything. So. Right. Yeah, everything is known to cause cancer in California, so. Now you mentioned briefly just now or just here that basically a living soil coming out of the bag. Basically. Okay, so can you define that what you think living soil is? Because there's a lot of like, I've tossed around with several people. And everybody's got a different definition. So for you guys, what is living soil? Living soil is a soil that has living microorganisms in it. Plain and simple plain and simple. Okay, so those are in your soil in the bag. Yeah. Most soils that have compost in them have life in them. Sure, sure. And all it takes is water to create more life. And then they start to breed. And those good bacterias that come out. Right. Now, when you see after 2019 this year actually, so 2020, I took by recommendation actually from you guys. I took and dropped about 25%, 30% of the soil that we had. We had 350 gallons. Got rid of about 30% of that. And then re amended through stuff and man, it worked really well. It worked really well. Your soil seems to hold up over time. I don't know how long I can get away with that. But at least for one year, I did notice though that I need to work on my blend. My blend. My ream ending. I got a little bit off on my PH towards the mid of the year.
"85" Discussed on Oregon Rooted: The Dirt Show
"Even experience mushroom pickers get lost in the wilderness. Of course, of course you can't always expect to know where you're going all the time. Commercial mushroom picking is prohibited in state land, foragers are limited to one gallon bucket of mushrooms per day, just so you know, either way. Right, that's not going to be the case with the psychedelics. I doubt it. If you can find them in the Woods, good luck. I know that it's possible, but it is, it's a lot more. Well, I've seen a couple of people on IG. Well, I've seen a couple of people on IG that no places and they're picking quite a few. Yes. You got to know the places. That's the point exactly. And you got to know which the difference between the two. And then leading into the second article, which is funny. I'm not surprised, though, because I think this is going to be starting basically from the time that those past, basically, it's going to be the person you are involved with the cop or the sheriff or whatever. And you'll see in this next article, the bottom line is I was like, whoever you end up dealing with, whether they want to enforce or not is what it's going to come down to. Probably. Yeah. But Oregon county prosecutor stops drug possession cases early following decriminalization vote. The move comes weeks after voters approved a historic initiative decriminalizing. All drugs. Clackamas county district attorney's office said that while it opposes the policy change, officials recognize the will of the voters and fill that quote having officers investigate and submit cases for a prosecution in the weeks. Leading up to