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A highlight from 680:Vitaliks CBDC U-Turn and HKs Regulatory Push
"Good evening and welcome to The Crypto Overnight. I'm Nickademus and I will be your host as we take a look at the latest cryptocurrency news and analysis. So sit back, relax and let's get started. And remember, none of this is financial advice. And it's 10pm Pacific on Monday, September 25th, 2023. Welcome back to The Crypto Overnight, where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas, and no BS. But we do have the news, so let's talk about that. Tonight, we delve into the murky waters of crypto regulation and security. From Vitalik Buterin's changing views on CDBCs, to leadership shifts at the NYDFS, and from Hong Kong's regulatory moves, to the Republic of Korea's tightening grip. Add to that the eye -opening hacks at Mixon Network and up its scam crisis, and you've got yourself an episode that's packed with cautionary tales and wakeup calls. In a recent interview with CNBC, Vitalik Buterin expressed his growing concerns about the direction CDBCs are taking. To which I have to say, welcome to the party, pal. He was once optimistic, even hopeful that CDBCs could bring about transparency, verifiability, and a level of have become nothing more than front ends for the traditional banking system. In his words, quote, we get systems that are not actually much better than the existing payment systems because they basically end up being different front ends for the existing banking system. Now, what does this mean for you and me? Well, it's not good news. According to Buterin, CDBCs are likely to be anything but private digital assets. He warns that these digital currencies will allow both the government and corporations to monitor our financial transactions. In short, CDBCs could break down all existing barriers between surveillance from both corporations and the government. By now, here's where it gets interesting. Buterin suggests that Ethereum, especially now that it's running a proof of stake consensus mechanism, may be more resilient to government interference. Why? Because proof of stake is easier to anonymize and harder to shut down than proof of work. Proof of work requires massive amounts of physical equipment and electricity, things that are easy for the authorities to detect and control. Buterin's insights offer a sobering perspective on the state of CDBCs. While initially optimistic, he now sees them as extensions of the traditional banking system, lacking in transparency and privacy. This aligns with the growing concerns many in the crypto community have about government surveillance and control. Moreover, Buterin's focus on the utility of crypto in emerging markets is noteworthy. It's not just about investment, it's about financial inclusion and empowerment. This is where crypto really shines, according to Buterin, especially in places like Argentina, where adoption is high. His comments on the role of centralized exchanges in these markets are of note. While necessary for adoption, these exchanges stand in contrast to the decentralized ethos of crypto. Buterin's vision for a more peer -to -peer future is a call to action for the industry. Finally, with Buterin's comments on Ethereum's resistance to government intervention, especially with its shift to proof of stake, should not be overlooked. It's a subtle yet powerful statement on the network's resilience and its potential to uphold the values of financial freedom and privacy. So as we navigate the evolving landscape of digital currencies, it's crucial to stay informed and skeptical. CDBCs may come wrapped in the promise of innovation, but as Vitalik warns, they could just be a Trojan horse for more control and less privacy. Buterin's sentiments on CDBCs serves as a wake -up call for all of us. But the regulatory landscape isn't shifting in the crypto space, it's evolving with the very agencies that need it. Peter Martin is the head of the virtual currency division at the New York State Department of Financial Services, at least for now. He's stepping down by the end of the month. He took the helm in December of 2021 and is now moving to the private sector. Before joining NYDFS, he worked in digital asset strategy at IBM. His departure leaves a gaping hole in the department responsible for the state's BIT license program. This program, launched in 2015, mandates certification for businesses engaging in crypto activities in New York. This means the NYDFS is currently on the hunt for Martin's replacement. The new candidate will be responsible for managing BIT license applications, examinations, and ongoing supervision. This is a crucial role that directly impacts the crypto businesses you might be investing in or using. But there's more. NYDFS recently sought public feedback on a new rule that would alter its digital asset listing guidelines. The agency demands robust procedures for coin delisting, tailored to each company's specific business model and operations. Adrienne Harris is the NYDFS superintendent. She praised Martin for transforming the virtual currency unit. She also mentioned that the department added over 60 virtual currency experts to its team. Harris is confident that the team will continue to deliver best -in -class results for New York. Martin's exit and the subsequent leadership vacuum could slow down the BIT license application process. This could be a setback for crypto businesses eager to operate in New York. Moreover, the new rule proposals indicate that NYDFS is not backing down on its stringent regulatory stance. Martin's departure from the NYDFS is a significant event that could impact the regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies in New York. Given that the NYDFS is a key player in the crypto regulation, especially with its BIT license program, this change in leadership could signal shifts in policy direction. Martin's move to the private sector also raises questions about the revolving door between regulatory agencies and the industries they oversee. Could this be a sign of increasing privatization in the crypto regulatory space? Moreover, Superintendent Harris' comments about adding more than 60 virtual currency experts to the NYDFS team indicate a concerted effort to bolster the agency's crypto expertise. This could be seen as a positive move for the crypto community, but it also raises questions. Will this new team continue to enforce existing regulations or introduce more stringent measures? The department's recent proposal to bolster its oversight of crypto firms looking to list coins in the state shows that the agency is not slowing down in its regulatory efforts. This could either be a boon or a bane for crypto businesses, depending on how these new guidelines are implemented. The proposal focuses on risk assessment, including fraud and price manipulation, which are areas of concern for the crypto community. However, the distrust towards governmental agencies could make these new measures a point of contention. Keep a close eye on who feels Martin's shoes. That person will wield significant influence over crypto regulation in New York, a state that's been both a pioneer and a pain point in the U .S. crypto landscape. The impending leadership change at NYDFS may cause ripples far beyond New York. Regulatory scrutiny is a global phenomenon, as seen in Hong Kong's recent actions. Ready to cross the Pacific and delve into Hong Kong's crypto regulation? But before we do, remember to subscribe for the latest updates in the crypto world.
A highlight from Sydney Sundance Smith's - God Story
"Welcome to Evangelism on Fire podcast. My name is Mark Thomas, an ordained pastor, a teacher of the best selling book of all time, your host, and most importantly, your evangelism coach. Every episode, I bring you an inspiring message to help you live the most exciting life God has created you to live by actively sharing your faith in Jesus with others. I believe in the power of the gospel and the potential of all Christians to live out the mission of the great commission. I believe the best way for Christians to grow is to go. It's time for a revolution in every Christian's life around the world so that every person everywhere around the world can hear the gospel of Jesus Christ from a friend or a family member through one -on -one evangelism. I'm so thankful for our time together today. I absolutely love spending time with you, evangelism on fire nation. I believe this podcast will truly inspire you and I believe it will inspire so many people that you know. And if you're inspired and feeling moved to share this, then please message some friends, post this on social media and let people know about this episode so we can get this message out there more. I appreciate you and everyone listening right now. And a quick reminder, I encourage you to subscribe to the podcast, to rate it, to review it, to spread the word on social media and spread the message of evangelism on fire forward. Many people are looking for hope these days, especially young people. They wanna be part of something bigger. And here at evangelism on fire ministry, we have big plans to reach them in 2023. Here's where you will not find hope. You won't find hope in the culture. You won't find hope in technology. You won't find hope even in many ways in politics. Now, all of these things have their place, but true hope can only be found in God. The message that we wanna share is that God wants to give hope to the young generation and all generations, that there is hope for them through a relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. And we wanna offer this hope to as many people as possible in 2023 through our outreach ministries, which of course includes our EOF podcast ministry. I'm asking you to join us at EOF ministry and become a partner. A partner is just a friend that makes a regular commitment to us each and every month. They stand by us. That enables us to respond to the opportunities that are coming our way. In many ways, we live in a hopeless world, but through Christ, we have hope. Life without God is a hopeless end. Life with Him is an endless hope. Join us right now and become a part of our team and let's reach the world with the most important message that exists, the gospel message. Join us for the plans we have for ministry in 2023 by becoming an Evangelism on Fire ministry partner. Are you ready? Well, this is your next step. Go to today's show notes and click on the giving link to become a monthly partner by setting up a monthly donation or go to our website evangelismonfire .com. Click on the donate button to give a monthly reoccurring donation or a one -time gift. Thank you for joining us to give hope to the world. All right, welcome Evangelism on Fire nation to today's podcast episode. Man, I've got a big time treat for you guys today. We have on our podcast episode today, Sydney Sundance Smith. She's 31 years old. And let me tell you what, she's on a mission to be one of the world's top female bare knuckle fighters. And listen, she has her eye on the title. And you know what? Something that I love about Sydney is that she is a true spiritual warrior and she carries her faith and her father's memory with her everywhere she goes and into the ring. Sydney Sundance Smith, welcome to Evangelism on Fire podcast. How are you doing? I'm blessed and highly favored. Yeah, I'm doing well. I feel really good. You know, I'm in a really good place in my life, so. That's awesome. I'm so happy for you. So you know what? So my audience, Evangelism on Fire Nation, so they know more about you. I gave you a little introduction, but tell us more about who you are. Oh, wow. I feel like that's such a big question, right? Like the, what does Shrek say? Like an ogre, I have like an onion, I have ears. Yeah, I don't know, man. I'm just like a kid from the middle of nowhere. I grew up on a horse farm. All three of us, my brother and my sister and myself, we were all born at home. We were not born in a hospital. Oh, you were born at home? Not a hospital, at home. Oh, wow. And so for my sister's birth, my dad actually had to deliver her because the midwife was somewhere else. And so she didn't get there. Oh, wow. So my dad had to deliver my sister. That is wild. What was going on with the midwife? It starts wild. She was delivering another baby like across the county. Right. Wow, that's such a cool story to start this podcast off. Hey, it's interesting from starting to talking with that. You know what I'm saying? But yeah, I mean, I don't know. I just grew up out like in the middle of nowhere in a place called Middlebrook. Doesn't even have enough people to be considered a town and still considered a village to this day. When I first heard about you, I was when I was training at Mixed Martial Arts Institute here in Richmond, Virginia. And I would hear your name mentioned, you know, in my training sessions. Then I got to be good friends with Gigi, who she owned MMA Institute around the area that she lived. In Charlottesville, yeah. Yeah, for a little bit. And through Rick McCoy and Tyus Thomas and David Gladfelter, I got to know more about you because I would just hear your name around, you know, the Institute. So let's get right into it. How did you come to faith in Jesus Christ? So I actually, I grew up in it. I just kind of always believed he was there, that he was and that his son existed. And I didn't really know too much about the Holy Spirit growing up. That wasn't really something, it's not really something that Presbyterians talk about a lot, you know. And so, yeah, I mean, I had a relationship with him for, you know, most of my life, but it really didn't, it was like, you know, like the shockwave kind of hit more when I was like 16, 17. And I was really starting to go through like some really serious suicide and depression. And I got really, you know, just really into the word. And, you know, my mom bought me a study Bible on Easter, the year I turned 17. And I still have it, I still use it every day. And so that really just kind of, cause I just have this insatiable appetite just like to know things. I don't know why I just do. And so, yeah, so giving me a study Bible was a great way. And I just never looked back, you know. And that's, I mean, I've had my ups and downs, right? You know what I mean? I'm not saying, I've walked a perfect path since I was a teenager that is far from true. But, you know, it doesn't mean that I've ever stopped believing in God or loving God or talking to God. You know, I think that I just kind of have this different understanding of who he is and like what he wants to do. Like he's never gonna give up on you, you know? And I think that's something that's really important and not something that I really want to get out there is that I'm not saying go out there and do all these bad things. We shouldn't sin much so that grace can abound much. But what I'm saying is that like, grace covers a multitude of sins. That's what I'm saying. And there's no shame, no condemnation for those that are made new in Christ. And that's what I'm trying to come and talk about is there's a way, we've kind of gotten to this point as a society where if anybody starts saying like, thus sayeth the Lord, or you quote the word in a way that people know that you're quoting the word to them, they just shut down, right? And so I don't know, I just feel like God has written it on my heart in a way that, you know, I just talk about it. I'm not trying to shove it down your throat. I'm not trying to like preach at you, but I just, I feel like God is so enmeshed in everything and every single moment of every single day that I mean, his word is just one more example of that. And speaking it is very powerful and that's something I learned along the way. And so to speak it, you have to know the word. Say that again, Sydney, maybe that one more time. To speak the word, you have to know the word. So yeah, you know, write it on your heart. Yeah, to speak the word, you have to know the word, you know, and I've read some articles about you that you are in the word daily. Yeah, I love that. I love that. Every day. In my study Bible, Josephus, you know, I've got like the concordance, the Hebrew and the Greeks dictionaries. Like I really do, like, I truly go through it all, all the time. I just love it, you know. I think it's really interesting. And I think that when you study the different translations, not that anyone is better or worse than any of the others, but I think that, you know, they all have something to offer. And, you know, that goes for like the Hebrew and the Greek too, because their vocab, like, I don't know how to explain it, but their vocabulary was richer. It was like more dense than ours is. I feel like the words that they chose to communicate what was going on or how they were feeling or what God was saying were chosen for specific reasons. They did a lot of like play on words with, you know, like was it Adam and I can't remember the other one, like that that's similar to his name, but it's like Adan or whatever, you know. And like, so one means Adam and one means something that's like completely opposite and bad that he did or whatever, you know. Hey, you know what, if someone's listening right now, right, so this is mostly a Christian podcast, but a lot of those listeners out there right now, they're not reading the word daily, say like you are or I am. What encouragement would you give to them to pick up the best -selling book of all time, the Bible, right, and get in the word and, you know, taste that a little bit every day. What would you, what encouragement would you give to them? I mean, what do you have to lose, right? Like there's so many places in the Bible where it talks about how we should meditate on God's word. And that's not just sitting there and being like, oh, you know, I'm thinking about your word. But the Hebrew and the Greek actually means to like speak on the utterance, to talk to yourself about it. And honestly, you know, you shouldn't look at it as a chore. I know for a long time, you know, it's not like I've read my Bible every single day for my entire life, right? Like we all go through stages and phases and seasons, but, you know, habits are what you consistently do. So, you know, it's gonna take time to get to that point where, you know, you make it, it's just part of what you do every day. You have your coffee and you sit down and you spend time with God first thing, you know, that's kind of like what I like to do. Just pick a time that works for you. It doesn't have to be like, oh, I'm spending 45 minutes, you know, just literally anything is better than nothing, right? Like God just wants you to say, hey, you're important to me and I'm taking this time out of my day to just spend this time with you. Set yourself up to like read five verses or read a chapter a day or, you know, start with small bits. But I mean, honestly, try not to look at it as a chore. I mean, you're meeting with the creator of the universe and magnificent things happen. Ah, come on. I mean, you know, Jesus is the word, right? Yeah. So, I mean, if you shun the word, you're kind of like shunning Jesus in a way. And he came to give us life more abundantly. So how can you have abundant life if you kind of like refuse the one who's trying to give it to you? Wow, that is, that's deep. That's profound. That is so good. That's the Holy Spirit now. That's the Holy Spirit. Speaking in and through you. Just do the talking. Cause I ramble. People know that. I'll talk forever, especially when it's about God. So I was like, God, please just let the Holy Spirit. Isn't it cool when the Holy Spirit speaks in you and through you and you hear what you just say and you're like, wow, thank you, Holy Spirit. That was totally you. Yeah, that was not me. You're like, whoa, that was good. Yeah, that was fire. That was fire, straight fire. Yeah, I was praying for like tongues of fire to be dropping on people in Albuquerque and stuff. Like it would be so heavy in the arena. Like I pray for that kind of stuff. Like to me, when I walked into church on Sunday, cause I've been doing like a really in -depth study on Joshua. I actually did a pretty in -depth study on judges. And then I went back and did Joshua cause God was like, go read Joshua. And I was like, all right, cool. So that's what I did. And you know, so I walked into church on Sunday and I just, I felt God say, take your shoes off. This is Holy ground, you know? And that was what I prayed over the ring the last time I fought in May, cause they let you go out and check the ring out. And so like, I prayed in the spirit and, you know, people call that speaking in tongues. To me, I call it praying in the spirit. It's personal between me and God. But you know, and I just remember saying like, this is Holy ground. Do you know what I mean? And I like closed the whole circle of it and like, you know, I just, and I pray about it before I go, pray about like his spirit being there, you know, and the Bible says that, that God himself is enthroned on the praises of Israel. And then people want to ask me, like, why do you walk out to Christian rapper, Christian praise music? And I'm like, why wouldn't I, you know, I'm inviting, I'm inviting God to come in and like come into my situation. You know what I mean? And just, and yeah. So to me, it's, it's a lot different, you know? So much of it is spiritually based for me. I mean, even like the hashtag, watch me rise that I use, right? That actually comes from one of my favorite verses in Judges. And it's because it was a woman judge who spoke at Deborah. And you know, I'm always about like the women warriors, like the outcasts that, you know, in society it's like says to be ladylike and they're like, no, I'm going to go fight with the dudes. Like that's who I've always identified with, you know, like Mulan was my favorite Disney movie. Like, yeah. So yeah, I mean, I don't know. I lost her. So, you know what you, you mentioned a moment ago, August. So you have an upcoming fight Albuquerque, right? Just trying to trace that one back, but yeah. But you also mentioned that how you went into the ring and prayed at your last fight. Now your last fight, you beat your opponent. You landed 98 punches to her 26. And you know what I'm like that. Yeah. And you only suffered a few bruises. Tell us about that fight. You know, there was a lot of craziness going into that fight that, you know, I just kind of briefly spoke on and that's pretty much, you know, most of like that's like the gist of what I'll say about it just to like, you know, maintain a modicum of respectability, but basically my corners last minute abandoned me for no good reason. And like one of them wasted a promotion flight and all this stuff, like it was insane. And I'm like at the airport, you know, trying to figure this stuff out. My friend drove down from South Carolina with her mom and her four year old son and like to corner me. And man, it was just wild. Like so many God moments happened. You know what I mean? It was like for every curse, there are two blessings. Like that was, that came true. You know what I mean? Like that was just so evident. And it wasn't just for me. It was for so many other people around me too. Like my friend who came down, she had been, you know, kind of like, you know, a rough state, a stagnant place in her faith with God. And, you know, I guess was feeling some type of way. And when she saw like everything that had happened and how God just like made everything just boom, boom, boom, boom, she was like, look, I told my whole family, there's no way I'll ever question again, if that is real, you know? So literally it was just nothing but God. I was just having a blast. Like I had to put all that stuff out of my mind. I didn't feel any emotion. Like, you know what I mean? I felt some, but I just prayed for protection and peace and to stay on point for what we came there to do. You know, like I had, like I have people who like, I have prayer warriors who literally like that is what we do is we pray over these events. It's not just we're praying over my fight. We're praying over the event as a whole, you know, we're praying over all of the millions of live viewers, you know, that's what we're doing. And it, I mean, hey, I couldn't have, I mean, it was other than, you know, just wanting to push the pace a little bit more. I feel like, you know, it wasn't, it wasn't a bad start to be KFC, you know what I'm saying? And you know what? BKFC, now, one thing I love about you, okay? You're a different breed, okay? You have martial artists, you have your MMA fighters, but tell my audience, maybe some of them don't, they do not know what BKFC is. You're a whole different beast, okay? All right, you're a whole different human beings. So evangelism on fire nation. If you don't know what BKFC is, listen to this. Tell my audience what type of fighter you are, Sydney Sundance Smith. So I started off in MMA, but I was waiting very patiently for them to open my weight class. And when they did, we fight with no gloves, just a little bit of wrap support around your wrist. And you know, I take down some of that. You're talking bare knuckle. Bare knuckles, yeah. Bare knuckles. 100%. She said 100%. Facts, yes. I'm so like, okay, so they're coming up with this new card. It's one in Thailand. It's like the super fight or whatever. And they're letting them do, it's a special rules, bare knuckle Muay Thai. Ooh. I have been bugging the crap out of them. Like, hey, can we get a bare knuckle Muay Thai? And they're like crickets. And then this happens and I'm like, I see y 'all. I see what's happening. Y 'all keep me in mind at 1 .15, I told them, I told all of them, I've told my manager, I've told Dave Felt, I mean, you know, I've told them all. I said, if you start a bare knuckle Muay Thai, don't even ask me any questions, you just sign me up. Sign you up. Every single time you have a fight for me, don't even ask me, don't ask me no questions, just sign me up. Don't do that until the day I cannot fight for. That appeals to me. So how do you go from MMA to bare knuckle fighting? How does that transition happen? Very carefully, I guess. It's hard not to kick people and knee people. I mean, honestly, I was just waiting for them, like I said, to open my weight class. It's been around for five years now. So you're a straw weight, correct? Yeah, yes. All right. They had 1 .25 for a while and I, you know, I've been offered a couple of different, different promotional bare knuckle, you know, fights at 1 .25. But I just, you know, I had a lot of medical issues and stuff and, you know, even now healthy, I have to, I have to work to be at like 1 .32 walking around, you know, like a healthy 1 .32. So there's no way I could fight at 1 .25. Those girls cut from like an insane amount and yeah, no. I'm good at 1 .15, you know, like I can make the weight. It doesn't bother me. I make 1 .15, like my body just automatically knows like, oh, it's time to cut weight. And it just does it. Like I really, you know, I just have this really good system and as long as I stick to it, then I really don't have any problems. I cut weight and I feel so strong. It's so weird, but it's just, I've gotten it down to that, down to that point, you know. You know, one thing that I've heard about you, tell me if this is true, but I've heard that you're a fighter who likes to get hit. Oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, so like, you know, Donald Cerrone, you know, he kind of like a little bit of a slow starter sometimes. He's got to get hit a few times to like kind of wake him up. And then he's just like, you know, like back in the day, that's, that's kind of like me. You know what I mean? It's like, if you don't, if you're not going to exchange with me, it's kind of hard. Like, yeah, I mean, I still fight you, right? But it's not going to be the same level of fight. You know, if you're, if you want to bang with me, you're going to, like, I know people think like, maybe I'm just, you know, exaggerating or whatever, but like, you're going to get a different, a different side of me. Like you're going to bring out something in me that is like, oh, okay, you think that was hard, like my turn. You know what I mean? Like I get to hit you now, right? So I don't know. I just, I love it. I've always loved it. I fought Chelsea McCoy for my first fight, right? Like Rick McCoy's daughter, first ever MMA fight. She hit me so hard, I fought double. I'm not even kidding, right? I didn't know what to do. I had never, like, I was training out of a basement with some, you know, with a guy who had a few amateur fights under his belt. Like, it wasn't like I was Rick McCoy's daughter trained at the MMA Institute, right? I apparently even knew what the MMA Institute was. And I was just like, yeah, I'll fight her. Everybody was like, you're really going to fight her? And I was like, yeah. And then like, I didn't get knocked out or submitted or anything, right? Like we had a good fight, but yeah, she made me see double and I was just kind of like, you know, it was in that moment where it was, it was kind of like, you're either going to do this and you're going to love it. Like, that's going to, that's going to do it for you. You know what I mean? Yeah. Or you're done. You know what I mean? This is not for you. Yeah. And I was just like, I shook my head and I was like, well, then I was like, just pick one, you know? So it kind of solidified that. And you know, so it's not the last time I've seen double in a fight.
A highlight from What is MetaMask Snaps? Main Functions & Features Explained
"Yeah, that's cool. Changing gears slightly, just like, I don't know, how are you? How do you think about the wallet space? Overall? I don't know how long you've like been in crypto. But like, do you think it's, I don't know, I mean, we talked about a little kind of coming becoming more kind of identity oriented and not just kind of wallet like and people can think of them a bit more broadly about what a wallet even is. I don't know, like, are you seeing like, do you think other players are kind of thinking like MetaMask? Like, you know, Uniswap has a wallet. Rainbow has a wallet. I'm not super familiar. Rabi has a wallet. Like, are you, do you think everyone is kind of going on these along these, you know, all in kind of trying to expand it to identity or like, are people trying to like chip off different user experiences? I'm just curious how you'd like characterize the whole, like wallet landscape. For sure. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I can't really speak for other wallet creators. I think, you know, from what I see in the ecosystem, different wallets are, you know, approaching different use cases, maybe based on what their existing users, you know, want most. And it's really cool to see, like wallets implement different features and approach, you know, different, you know, user journeys of like, okay, maybe an NFT user wants something different from like a DeFi user, for example. One thing I would say is that like, part of the idea behind MetaMask Snaps is like, when you have tens of millions of monthly active users every month, you know, MetaMask has very many different types of user profiles, right? There's, you know, we have very casual users who maybe transact once a month. And then we have people who are transacting every day, we have people who are like, you know, epic NFT users versus epic DeFi users, and so forth. And so to try to build like one interface for all those different broad ranges of users, it's like, pretty much impossible. So the idea behind this is that if you can make something that's less opinionated, and make it something where like, you as a user can personalize the wallet with the features that you want by installing those into MetaMask, and getting the functionality that you need, then it's not really just one MetaMask anymore, right? Like each person has their own like MetaMask, you know, customized wallet for the use cases that they have in mind. That makes a ton of sense. Yeah, like turning it, it's more into a platform. I mean, closer, I feel like there are a lot of business terms, which I don't know. But like, yeah, like more closer to an iPhone or, you know, it's like more of like this, this customizable. Yeah. And there was a meeting for a while where people would share their iPhone home screen. And it was funny. It was like fun to see like, which applications did you have on that first page? And like, what? Yeah, someone who travels might have like Expedia and Uber, whereas someone who's like on social media a lot might have like Hootsuite and like YouTube or something, right? And so like, I hope at some day, we'll get to this point where it's like, show me your top five steps, you know, like, what are you doing with the wallet? And it kind of says something about you, right? Like it says, like, you know, what you're doing and what you use MetaMask for? Yeah. Yeah, that's, yeah, it's, yeah, yeah, it's interesting. Yeah, that's, that's just an interesting kind of development. I feel like there's some, yeah, there's some like word about like distribution or like vertical integration or some something I don't know. But yeah.
Karine Jean-Pierre Plays Blame Game Over 10,000 Illegals Crossing
"This administration has done so since May 12th and so we've president taken has action secured the he also secured record funding and that let's not forget this record funding that the president fought for over the last year or so was was opposed by the House Republicans this is something that they opposed and didn't want to see and so what it allowed us to do is actually hire about 25 ,000 more bring on CBP agents and really do something that was historic that we hadn't seen and so a broken system it's been broken for the past couple of decades the last administration certainly gutted the immigration system for four years that's what they did you had speaker McCarthy and the Republicans in Congress who continuously continuously take step to time what is currently happening trying to undermine getting border security we saw that this week we saw with that the with the CR where they put forth another piece of legislation to cut to cut to propose continuing to cut cut some important resources that's needed whether it's CBP 800 fewer CBP is what they wanted to do 50 ,000 pounds of cocaine that's what it would that's what it would hurt right in in in tried to prevent that from coming in we think about more than 300 pounds of fentanyl we think about more than 700 pounds of heroin more than 6 ,000 pounds of methamphetamine to enter the country that's what they were trying to prevent from the work that we're trying to do prevent from coming into the country let me just stop there does anybody believe this crap because I like don't that the border is total border and I truly believe that this is why Joe Biden right now is in a deficit the way that he is in a deficit I truly believe that
A highlight from GENC : Innovation at the Core of Marketing with Alyson Griffin, Head of Marketing at State Farm
"Gen C is the generation of the new Internet. In Gen C, the C stands for crypto, but it also stands for creators, the connected consumer and collectibles, both digital and physical with on -chain provenance. It stands for culture and characters, the ones we play in games and the companion ones that AI is building alongside us. It stands for community and digital citizenship and the new set of transparent and trustless tools being built to govern them. These are the people who were raised on a different philosophy on how they look at money, how they look at identity, how they look at privacy and how they look at the hybrid, digital and physical spaces being built all around us. And finally, how they reimagine their relationships with the communities and companies they interact with. We focus on how brands large and small are building for these audiences. Welcome to Gen C. Avery, I have to play you the new intro that I just made for Gen C. So here it goes. Edge of my seat. All right. So you might've noticed that was me not speaking English, but I am going to Portugal next week. So that was me speaking Portuguese. And how did I do that? Well, both you and I have been experimenting with, Hey, Jen's video translation software that utilizes AI to speak in multiple languages. You added an amazing piece that you put up on LinkedIn the other day. If you speaking Hindi, I don't know if you actually speak Hindi or not. Very limited. Very limited. But I just want to throw this stat out before I want to get your thoughts, which our is old friend, Mr. Beast, 50 % of the people who watch his videos don't speak English. And so what he does is hire voice actors all over the world to be the Mr. Beast in their local areas, because he knows that for him to go as global and get as many views as he needs, he has to be in language. And so what do you think about, Hey, Jen, and some of these new tools that are coming that will allow for video translation that is not only only, audio but as you and I have both been playing with, it also literally changes your mouth movements to be speaking the language that you've selected. Sam, thank you for turning me on to Hey, Jen. My first thought was that I was going to use it to connect my grandparents along because we do have a language barrier. And while I was sad to see that Telugu was not a supported language, I was like, it's okay. I'll do it in Hindi. And I sent it and they actually thought it was real because, you know, not everybody is familiar with powers of AI, especially with this sort of intonation, which is amazing. And then I started playing around with it a little bit more. And I want to call out Hey, Jen, but also 11 Labs, which is the voice translation that is powering all of this. Hey, Jen is sort of bringing that video, but 11 Labs does the audio. And we've been working on a couple of little things with 11 Labs in different capacities. I'm really impressed with what they're building. And it's critical because only 14 % of the world speaks English, yet 59 % of the world's digital content is in English. So if you're a person who doesn't speak English, much less, God forbid, is not literate, then you can't access the amazing, wonderful world of the internet that we all know today. It's a massive thing. I think it's early days. And of course, everybody rightfully so has questions on where is this data going? Who owns it? Who's storing it? Hey, Jen is an LA based company. And 11 Labs has raised from a number of investors, including Andre Sinso. We've done some diligence on them, but I think it's early days. But this technology is insanely powerful for brands, but in the immediate term for content creators. If I was a content creator, I would be using this immediately for my target languages, because it'll expand your reach so much, enable you to connect. And by the way, it's not going to be long before that's happening on demand. In real time, I mean. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I did the same thing you did. I recorded a video that I translated into French and I sent it to my friend in Paris. And I said, I've been working on my accent. What do you think? And he gets back to me and goes, oh, like, you're really nailing the language, you're really nailing the accent. Like, you've come a long way. I don't speak French. Because the intonation is like you, right? Right, exactly. It's cloning your voice. It sounds like a white person speaking Hindi. Like, there's some things that are colloquialisms that a local person would never say, but it sounds like how you would speak Hindi if you were very good at it. Yes. I will also say what was fascinating to me was Angelique Vendette, who I also sent the video to, responded and say, okay, here's the problem. It's speaking French Canadian. It's not speaking Paris French. And then I had other friends who because I had put it up on Instagram and for the one in Spanish, I had tagged Mexico and I said, can't wait to get back to CDMX. And someone tagged me and said, no, this is speaking European Spanish. This is not speaking Latin American Spanish. So I do think there is like a lot of nuance that still needs to get worked out in it. But just the fact that I could record a 48 second video that people in Paris and people in Mexico didn't recognize that it was AI at first. I thought it was fascinating. I think you hit it exactly, which is, oh, yeah, if I was a content creator, if I was a brand marketer and I was doing shorts, I think this is a perfect way just to get more reach for your content at a 30 to 90 second level, which should be labeled as AI also. Agreed. Definitely. Cross -country transparency, 100 percent. Yeah, we'll talk about that in a second. But I do think that anyone who hasn't played with the page and video translator or there, you can now do it just by uploading a photo and snippets of your voice powered by 11, as you mentioned. So you can actually create yourself saying anything without even having to record a video at this point. You could all do it by text. So it's pretty fascinating. I'm very excited for where this stuff is going, because this is the kind of use case that I think you and I look at this and we're like, this has a very tactical, tangible opportunity. And I think the stat that you just mentioned, only 14 percent speak English, but 60 percent of the content is in English is such a big business opportunity when you really think about that. So, so relevant. Let's pivot from there to a very related topic, which is I don't know if you saw this week, but TikTok has started using AI labeling and Reddit and Reddit. Right. Exactly. For TikTok, anytime you use one of the filters that utilizes AI, now it's going to be labeled as AI. They also are doing auto detection for people who are utilizing AI software and they want anyone who is utilizing AI for their content to have a label on it. I think this is a step in the right direction. I would love all news content also to be labeled like this, because there's a lot of stuff out there. I read an obituary that was driven by AI about a basketball player who had passed away and it said the basketball player is unliving. So that was the way that AI described him being dead, was that he was unliving. And so clearly there's a lot of stuff that needs to get worked out. But from a brand perspective, from a creator perspective, I think that the idea that we should know when things are being modified feels like the right thing. But do you think that affects the creator economy in any way? I think it's similar to how we do hashtag ad, like trust or transparency is key. We just need to be transparent about using these things. I've thought that for quite a while as it relates to Instagram and TikTok filtering because people get unrealistic like body images. I mean, yes, some of this happens in like magazines and photo shoots and all of that stuff it has for a long time. But I'm all about trust or transparency and the digital ecosystem. Agreed. And I also think there's a healthy respect for knowing when someone might be utilizing a tool. It's a productivity tool. It doesn't mean it has to be less entertaining. It doesn't mean it has to be less interesting. I think our enterprise brands, though, we're still at a place where like we can't just use 11 labs like at scale right now. It's not ready yet. It's like a proof of concept. This is how it could be going. And back to what we've talked about before, it's building the muscle for when this really hits scale, we're going to be ready. Correct. And in terms of just going back to Mr. Beast, who has these 13 actors that play him around the world, he said, our team is very actively looking because it's not cheap to do that. And he said, our team is very actively looking. He thought from his perspective and when their research that it's going to be still a couple of years before we actually see it being good enough where he's comfortable. What he said, which was interesting, is they've done some AB testing where they use the voice actor and then they'll use a cloning. And he said every time he does a cloning, people are calling out that something sounds wrong and it distracts them from the content in the video, which I think for someone like him is just really important to make sure it's landing. Totally, totally agree with that. Yeah. All right. Final story before we get to an amazing guest is Crossmint and MasterCard are going deeper together. So Crossmint powered this artist portal that MasterCard released a couple of months ago. It actually brought one hundred thousand people into blockchain. It was primarily based on music and that was also powered by Crossmint. And it seems that Crossmint and MasterCard are getting in bed together even more with an eye toward small business, which I thought was kind of interesting. Just the idea of easy ways when you think of utilizing your MasterCard to pay for something and then thinking about a reward system that can be on chain, that feels like it makes a lot of sense, right? I hit my 10th time at the coffee shop. I get a little NFT that says I'm a 10 timer and maybe that gets me a free coffee later. But this feels like a very natural, easy way for blockchain and brands to get together. And I want to know if you have any thoughts about that. Yeah, well, I love Rodry and the team and of course, Raja and his amazing team at MasterCard and everything that they've done in this space. So recently connected with Raja and he was like, I'm still very bullish on Web3. And one, I love him for saying that because there's so many mixed reactions right now. And it's amazing to hear leaders who continue to invest, continue to launch programs like their startup accelerator and continue to support these sort of Web3 native businesses, massive bands of what Crossmint is doing. And I think that a partnership between a payment processor and a minting tool makes a lot of sense because you're likely going to be paying maybe not thousands of dollars, but a couple bucks for some of these things. And having that super integrated is a great fit. And shout out to MasterCard for continuing to innovate in this space. I see them. I see Visa. I see the banks really continuing to lean in and identify these enterprise use cases that can make their customers both B2C and also B2B customers lives a little bit easier. Well, we have asked Raja to be on the podcast 27 times, so we're going to continue to ask until he shows up. So, Raja, if you're listening, we're coming for you. Avery, after the break, we are going to come back with Allison Griffin from State Farm, a big brain marketing thinker, so excited to hear her perspectives on marketing, on the metaverse, on Web3, on innovation in general, because she's such a great thinker on that. So we will talk to her after the break. Sounds great.
A highlight from John Amanchukwu (Encore)
"Welcome to the Eric Metaxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now, here's your Ralph Kramden of the Airways, Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. We have a guest on who, man, I don't even know how to start. First of all, I'll try to pronounce his name correctly. John Amanchukwu. I got John correct. I think I got Amanchukwu correct. John Amanchukwu is someone I've come to admire tremendously. He's in North Carolina. He is he's been a pastor for years. He is a brave voice in the midst of the madness, one of the bravest voices. And it's my privilege to have him as my guest for this hour. John, welcome. Hey, thank you so much, Dr. Eric, for having me on your show. You can't call me Dr. Eric because I'm not a doctor, but you can call me whatever you want. Could you call me the Commodore or Admiral? I'd prefer I really prefer that. But no, seriously, you you have been such a brave voice and people have seen you, you know, probably on Instagram reels or whatever. Tell my audience, because this is it's always better when my guest tells the story. But you've been a brave voice speaking out against the. What would be a nice term for it, satanic lunacy of. Profoundly sexual material being given to children in our schools, very tough for most of us to believe that this is happening, but it has been happening. You've been exposing it and you've been bravely speaking against it. So let's just start, John, with how did you get involved in this? At what point did you say I'm going to step up and start confronting these crazy abusers? Because that's what they are, abusers of our children. How did that start for you? Well, I've been involved in this kind of work for the past 20 years. I joined a church in college called Upper Room Church for God in Christ. I joined at the age of 19. And the senior pastor is Bishop Patrick Langwood and senior. And he says that our church is a cause driven church. You know, we believe that there is a cause in Christ. There's a cause in the marketplace for us to bring our biblical world view to it, to engage the culture and to fight against evil and wickedness. Isaiah 520 says, woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. And so we've just been on the front lines on the abortion clinic issue, fighting against fatherlessness and the black community. And now even with this indoctrination in the public school system, now, some people call it indoctrination and some people call it grooming. But I like to call it mental rape. That's the best way for me to define what has taken place in the public school system. I call it mental rape because it assaults the soul. It stains the brain and it robs children of their innocence. When you put pornographic material in a library and make it accessible for kids, K through 12, a child is going to pick that book up. And I went out to Asheville and spoke about a book entitled It's Perfectly Normal. That book is for kids 10 and up. It's hardcore porn. It's not soft porn. It's hardcore porn. That book gives Hugh Hefner a run for his money. When you open the book, it depicts images of heterosexual sex and homosexual sex. Why do 10 year olds need to see and learn how you should have lesbian sex at the age of 10? That's disgusting. That's evil. It's mental rape. There's an assault taking place upon children, and there's a critical point that's being left out of the equation. And that's the church. The church is not engaging. We need some modern day Karl Barth. We need some modern day Martin Niemol. We need some people who are willing to engage the culture and tell the church, listen, we are not supposed to be co -opted by the state. The state is not supposed to run the church. And when we go into a public school, we have this thing called parental choice. Some call it rights, but I call it parental choice. I call it parental choice because our rights come from God as parents. But choice parents have had the choice and the knowledge of being able to assess and know what's going on in the public school system and to have the freedom and the liberty to push back when there is an assault upon their children. Well, listen, everything you say, I mean, I agree with it violently. I am in churches effectively preaching what you just said in a little different way. But what basically this is called, what you are advocating for is called the technical term is Christianity. This is called Christian faith. If you do not do what what you're describing, if you're not pushing back, if you're not being salt and light in the culture, if you're not being a warrior for truth and speaking against evil, then you are not living out your Christian faith. But there are many, many churches and you and I know about that that do not do this. They don't get involved in this. They say we don't want to be divisive. These are the same people that would say, you know, we don't care if there's slavery happening, as long as it's not happening in my church. That's right. It's complete hypocrisy. And as Christians, we are called to step up. And I keep saying that the Lord has allowed it to get this bad to wake up those who are still sleeping, because what you just described is very tough for me and most people, even to hear that children would be exposed to this absolutely evil stuff. What do you call it if you don't call it evil? This is evil for children to be exposed to these kinds of things. And it's shameful that they're just a handful of brave souls like you speaking against it.
A highlight from ByBit Vacates United Kingdom as "Crypto Hub" Dreams Falter
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Monday, September 25th, and today we are updating ourselves on the geopolitical landscape of crypto. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello, friends. Hope you had a great weekend. There are lots of interesting things to catch up on. And today, a slight theme in some of these stories is where different countries are positioning themselves vis -a -vis crypto. Now, the UK has had an interesting relationship with the industry. They were for a time very harsh. The Financial Conduct Authority in the UK has never seemingly been that into the whole space. But then when Rishi Sunak became chancellor of the exchequer, he declared that the UK would be open for crypto business. He wanted to make the UK the most crypto friendly jurisdiction in the world. Well, of course, over the next few months, through a variety of weird ups and downs, Rishi eventually ended up the prime minister. And of course, it might be reasonable then to ask, is the UK getting friendlier for crypto companies? Well, on that front, Bybit have announced that they will suspend service to UK customers next week in response to regulatory changes. The UK's Financial Conduct Authority, or FCA, will begin enforcement of new marketing regulations starting on October 8. The regulations require crypto firms to ensure advertising is clear, fair, and not misleading, as well as presented alongside a risk warning. Advertisements are required to be certified by firms, but this process requires crypto firms to be registered in the UK. So far, UK licenses have been difficult to obtain for non -domestic exchanges. The rules also require a number of technical changes to exchange business operations around new customers. For example, exchanges need to implement a 24 -hour cooling -off period before a new customer is allowed to make transactions. They are also required to put in place client appropriateness testing and client categorization features. These measures could involve limiting the size, for example, of crypto investments based on the customer's net worth. Now, penalties for non -compliance in these new rules are harsh, with unlimited fines and even criminal charges available as punishments. As you might imagine, the crypto industry has been highly critical of these elements, especially those that require technical changes to platforms. In response to those critiques, the FCA said that they would provide a transition period for firms that request it, potentially giving exchanges until January to come into compliance. Last week, however, the regulators said that they are alarmed at the lack of engagement with foreign firms. Only 24 firms have responded to a survey sent to over 150 companies. In response, the FCA wrote, "...this lack of engagement gives us serious concerns about unregistered firms' readiness to comply with the new regime." Now, in their announcement that UK services would be suspended, Bybit claimed their "...primary objective is to operate our business in compliance with all relevant rules and regulations in the UK." Bybit said that they were making "...a choice to embrace the regulation proactively and pause our services in this market." They said that the "...suspension will allow the company to focus its efforts and resources on being able to best meet the regulations outlined by the UK authorities in the future." Practically, this means that from Sunday, Bybit will no longer be accepting new accounts from UK users. Existing users would be barred from making new deposits or increasing existing positions from October 8th. They will have until January to manage and wind down their existing positions. Bybit, as you might imagine, is not currently registered in the UK and is based in Dubai. Importantly, Bybit is not the only firm suspending service to UK customers in light of the new regulations. Last month, PayPal announced that it would temporarily pause crypto services in the country until next year. On top of that, crypto exchange LUNO said that it would be restricting some customer accounts from being able to invest on the platform until further notice. Bybit CEO Ben Zhao had flagged the firm's exit earlier in September warning of how overly broad the regulations are. He said, "...FCA has explicitly contacted all the major players — us, OKEx, Binance, everyone — and asked what our plan is to deal with this new law. And the new law is that if you use English as a language, they will see you as trying to solicit their users, so you cannot claim that you are in reverse solicitation. Everyone is in trouble. So everyone is thinking of plans of how to deal with this new law." George Morris, a partner at Simmons & Simmons, explained that the marketing regulations had been enforced for securities firms for decades but were now being expanded to cover the crypto industry. He said, "...the rules are extremely complicated and they're quite wide -ranging. It's not just UK firms that are subject to these rules. Anyone with a website that can be accessed in the UK is subject to these requirements." So there are a lot of different elements of this. One challenge is, yes, these advertising standards. But the bigger issue is this whole need to evaluate client suitability and potentially restrict investments. Practically, that either means a ton of financial disclosures from customers that they would have to manage and verify, or there's simply some self -attestation checkbox, which might not be that effective. Basically, with a set of marketing regulations, the FCA have figured out how to limit small retail's ability to buy crypto in the country. Now, one thing that is notable is that we haven't heard anything from the really big international exchanges yet in terms of how they're dealing with this. But in any case, it seems like a big detriment for UK crypto. As Leon TK put it, so much for the UK being a crypto hub, failing already. Now, speaking of places where there is more optimism, last week was, of course, the token 2049 conference in Singapore. And that led to a lot of different discussion around how different the Asian environment for crypto felt as compared to the US and European environments. Indeed, while Western jurisdictions seem to be bogged down with regulations that are unclear at best or hostile at worst, the vibes in Asia are reportedly immaculate. Major conferences around Asia during September saw an uptick in attendance, and regulatory regimes across South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan appear to be giving the crypto industry a clear set of workable rules to allow firms to re -establish themselves coming out of crypto winter. The block's Frank Shapiro spoke with some conference attendees and reported on an optimism emerging in the East. One conference attendee said that South Korean retail is flocking back to crypto. They argued that young investors in particular view real estate and equities as massively overvalued and out of reach, so are instead opting to buy cryptocurrency. They said they don't buy houses, but they can buy tokens every week. There is a huge market. Another attendee spoke about the difficulty of accessing the Korean market due to South Korea's notoriously tough corporate climate for international firms. They said the liquidity is insane, but it is siloed and protectionist. You have to speak Korean. On that front, crypto custodian BitGo recently partnered with domestic juggernaut Hana Bank due to the difficulty in accessing the market without a local connection. What's more, one anonymous trading firm said they had been waiting five years to operate as a liquidity provider on domestic exchanges in South Korea. They said when they open up, we can be first in line. It's a great retail market. To get a sense of scale, the largest Korean exchange, Upbit, regularly outperforms Coinbase in terms of spot trading volumes. Then there is of course Hong Kong. Their new regulatory regime is off to a tough start in some ways with fraud investigations into crypto exchange JPX becoming public earlier this month. The most recent update is that there have been 11 suspects brought in for questioning and losses have been estimated at 178 million across 2 ,265 victims. Local police have said that the ringleaders of the operation are still at large and have enlisted the help of Interpol. Some are referring to JPX as the largest financial fraud to ever hit the city. Yet despite the major investigation, there are currently no signs that Hong Kong regulators are seeking to reverse course on unexpectedly open crypto regulations. Indeed, on Monday, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission said that it would be releasing the full list of current applicants to ensure that users are able to identify false claims from exchanges. The theme appears to be the same across multiple Asian jurisdictions. Basically, that individual incidents of fraud and malpractice haven't tarnished enthusiasm for the industry as a whole. Another conference attendee told Chiparo, This Asia trip blew my mind. The excitement in Korea and Singapore is the polar opposite of what's going on in the U .S. Alex Vannevik of Nansen wrote, Vannek portfolio manager Pranav Kannadi added some color around how local investors are thinking about the space as well. On September 14, Pranav tweeted, Conversations were mostly positive and a key question was, We're in a crypto winter right now, but when should we expect the next bull run? Not a single convo mentioned the merits of the tech or whether the space survives, feeling optimistic. Now, hopping from Asia over to Europe again for a moment. According to a report from Fortune, Coinbase considered acquiring FTX's European business in the wake of FTX's November bankruptcy. Apparently talks never progressed to a late stage, but the preliminary interest highlights how important international expansion is to Coinbase, particularly regarding its derivatives products. Before the bankruptcy, FTX Europe was the only European firm registered to provide perpetual futures trading. And while derivatives trading remains heavily restricted in the U .S., both Coinbase and Gemini have launched offshore trading venues this year to provide derivatives markets to international customers with a keen eye on Asian regions. For Coinbase, the pivot to derivatives could provide a much needed boost to flagging spot volumes. According to Kiko Research, derivatives volumes in Quarter 2 of this year were six times large than spot. Now, the entity that became FTX Europe was originally acquired in late 2021 for 376 million. The firm was already licensed in Cyprus at the time, which allowed it to access European markets. Since the bankruptcy, the entity, along with its valuable license, have attracted interest from Crypto .com and Trek Labs as well. According to documents viewed by Fortune, Coinbase expressed interest immediately after the FTX bankruptcy and again as recently as last month. That said, FTX Europe has also been in the crosshairs of the U .S.-based FTX bankruptcy team for clawbacks. The estate launched a lawsuit against FTX Europe executives claiming that the original acquisition was a horrendous business decision, arguing that FTX effectively paid 376 million for a $2 million operating license, and on top of this, the sale of FTX Europe seems like a difficult task with active litigation surrounding the firm. In July, the U .S.-based FTX estate said, The FTX debtors' professional advisors have concluded that there is no realistic possibility of a sale. However, last Thursday, they said, The FTX debtors are committed to maximizing the value of FTX's assets to drive customer recoveries. As such, the FTX debtors are continuing to evaluate whether there are viable options for the sale of some or all of the assets of the FTX Europe business. Now one small aside on Coinbase. Arkham Intelligence claimed to have mapped Coinbase's bitcoin wallets and according to Arkham, Coinbase holds almost 1 million bitcoin worth around $25 billion at current market prices. This would amount to almost 5 % of the bitcoin in circulation, similar to the amount held in wallets believed to be owned by Satoshi Nakamoto. Arkham's report showed that Coinbase's largest cold wallet holds around 10 ,000 bitcoin, and the firm believes that Coinbase has additional bitcoin holdings which are not yet labeled and could not be identified. According to data published by CoinGecko, Coinbase only owns around $200 million worth of this gigantic bitcoin stash, with the rest attributable to client custody. However, staying on the Europe question and how valuable this Cyprus license actually is, with Europe's MICA regulations coming into force from June of next year, some firms are beginning to warn that a clear lack of guidance could lead to disruption. The MICA rules were intended to provide a comprehensive framework, but there are still numerous grey areas. One of the major problems surrounds stablecoins. There is currently no guidance on how MICA stablecoin regulations will apply to foreign and decentralized issuers. The default scenario seems to be a ban in Europe unless these issuers can obtain the appropriate licensing, with no arrangement to recognize approvals in other jurisdictions. The European Banking Authority has warned that there will be no grace period for coins already on the market. The EBA and its sister agency, the European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA, are currently taking public consultation on how the MICA regulations should be implemented. Relatedly last week, the head of legal at Binance France said during a public hearing hosted by the EBA, we are heading towards a delisting of all stablecoins in Europe on June 30th. This could have a significant impact on the market in Europe compared to the rest of the world. Now, Binance CEO CZ quickly walked back the comments claiming, it was a question taken out of context. In fact, we have a couple of partners launching Euro and other stablecoins in fully compliant manners of course. A blog post from Binance explained further, stating that they would be required to delist stablecoins that fail to gain registration in Europe and that no licenses have been granted to stablecoin issuers currently. Binance wrote, While we are confident that there will be constructive solutions in place before the mid -2024 deadline, if left as is, this could have an impact on the European crypto market and the competitiveness of European crypto exchanges in the global market. Now the requirement that stablecoin issuers are EU -based could cause further problems for decentralized organizations. Thomas Vogel, a partner at law firm Latham & Watkins said, So, this is sort of the challenge with MICA. As comprehensive as the regulations are written, how they get implemented is still fairly up in the air. There was commentary around the time that MICA was being voted upon that it could either be a big step in giving the crypto industry a clear set of rules to function, or work as a de facto crypto ban depending on how it was implemented and whether enough licenses were granted. Now, with a little over nine months until MICA comes into force, there is still time to ensure that rules are workable for existing firms, but it appears that there is a lot of work left to do in that regard. Anyways, it's definitely a story to keep an eye on, as something that was seen as largely positive could become quite bad quite quickly. However, friends, that is where we're going to wrap for today. Lots going on in this fascinating world of crypto. Wherever you are enjoying it from, I appreciate you listening. And until next time, be safe and take care of each other.
A highlight from EP140 System Hardening at Google Scale: New Challenges, New Solutions
"Hi there, welcome to Cloud Security Podcast by Google. Thanks for joining us today. Your hosts here are myself, Timothy Peacock, the Senior Product Manager for Threat Detection here at Google Cloud, and Anton Chevakin, a reformed analyst and senior staff in Google Cloud's Office of the CISO. You can find and subscribe to this podcast wherever you get your podcasts, as well as at our website cloud .google .com slash podcasts. If you enjoy our content and want it delivered to you piping hot every Monday, please do hit that subscribe button. You can follow the show, argue with us and the rest of the Cloud Security Podcast listeners on LinkedIn. Anton, we are talking about what I think is one of the greatest investments teams can make today, which is preventing issues in the first place. Talk about hardening, which is great. Yes, but it's also, some people would say that this is a take from 2002 and now everybody needs a system that has AI and like big data and scale and good UX and not hardening. And to me, this is a fight that would go on because I feel like you're right, yet this take has become unpopular over the years. And this is, I'm not, what do we do with it? Well, I mean, I've never been afraid of being unpopular. If I was afraid of that, I wouldn't get out of bed in the morning. I think what's interesting here maybe about our guest is he's been doing it for a very long time at Google scale and his metric, his first metric he cited for whether he knows his team is doing a good job or not, I bet our listeners will not guess what it is. And so with that tease of something that doesn't come until 15 minutes into the episode, let's turn things over to today's guest. I'm delighted to introduce today's guest. Today we are joined by Andrew Huang, senior security engineering manager at Google. Andrew, I'm really excited about talking about hardening today because I spend so much time doing threat detection. It's like I'm where hardening has fallen short and I really think most orgs are probably better served by hardening than trying to catch the bad guys after they're already in. So maybe I want to start with a bit of a step backwards in time and ask, you know, when we think about hardening systems at scale today, hardening cloud systems at scale, what's different and what should people who are leading programs hardening clouds keep in mind that's different today than what they know for say the past 20 years? Yeah, great. Thank you. So if we go back 20 years ago, the early 2000s, that was really the rise of the computer worms. You know, we saw first email worms. We had I love you, Melissa virus. Then we saw sort of direct machine to machine worms, Code Red, Nimda, and then we were really hit by SQL slammer and blaster and so on. But these worms had in common is that they were definitely operationally disruptive. They were occasionally mildly destructive, but they were not anywhere near sort of the capacity or the abilities of the viruses we see today. But what they really did was raise the awareness that, hey, we need to invest in basic hardening or our systems are going to get taken down time and again. We have to have good perimeter controls and protection. We have to invest in vulnerability management and patching. We have to do isolation between different workloads so that we don't see lateral movements. So this was really the starting point of sort of hardening industry. We invested in firewalls. We invested in intrusion detection systems, patch management, as I said, and that was really good groundwork. It was effective against these types of sort of broad worms and the things that we were seeing at the time. But year over year, there's been a steady increase in the sophistication of the attacks we have to defend against. And there's been an increase in the impact of those attacks as the attackers have gotten deeper access to our systems and the data that is really important to our businesses and all of the people who depend on us. And so we have to take that into account and continue to modernize our approach to security. Today the threat landscape is complex and the role of the security defender is critical for businesses of all sizes. At the same time, the amount of technology choice we have is ever expanding, and this is creating a number of new attack surfaces that we all have to understand and stay on top of. Cloud, of course, has brought a whole new dimension to this in terms of our understanding of identity and perimeter and the key areas that those are integrated into our business. So one of the ways that I think we all need to stay ahead is we really need to hold to our software vendors, our platform providers, and others, and across our technology supply chain to take a shared fate model with us, where we're really working together to build systems that are securable, but also secure, secure by default, secure in operation. And so that's sort of one of the key takeaways that I'd have is as a community of defenders, we need to work together to make our systems secure. What you just said, shared fate. That's clearly super different, right? There wasn't even cloud 20 years ago, really. So how does maybe, aside from the shared fate and the fact that there's this different relationship between say a cloud vendor versus a I sold you some servers and now you put them in your own rack, how does that change the picture for hardening as well? It starts from let's make sure that we're not having products that come out of the box and have default ways that an attacker could get into them, like having hardened systems that we rely on, whether that is from a software vendor or from a cloud provider is really key. The next is making sure that we are training our people on how to use the systems in a way that is secure. So when we have examples from vendors or examples from partners, that those examples take the security best practices into account and aren't asking people to do things that are short, that are a little easier, but take shortcuts that leave them vulnerable. And then last is where we have a shared platform investing in the security of that platform so it keeps all customers safe. And we don't have to, like there's never going to be as many security engineers as the industry needs that we need to really scale out our approach to security. I think the scale out part is I wanted to kind of drill into a little bit because I vaguely recall the time when kind of the previous era of people being obsessed about hardening of course, when there was a question about sure, you can give me a bunch of config advice and a bunch of things and I can apply it to a server. But once I have to apply them to 5000 servers, suddenly a lot of things change. Nowadays we're not talking about 5000 servers, we may be talking about the millions or if you talk about cloud instances, probably even larger numbers. So what is the magic in scaling the hardening? Because ultimately I still have this possibly misguided view that hardening is easy, scaling it is hard.
How a 50-Pound Weight Gain Sparked Ann Carden's Fitness Empire
"Did you start going into the media and the coaching or did you have like other general areas? Yes. So in the process of running that doll business, that craft business, I gained 50 pounds. And because it was very sedentary, right? There was no activity to it at all. And I had never been overweight in my entire life. So I was literally miserable. I mean, except when I was pregnant, obviously, but I was miserable. And so I really hit this kind of a crossroads in my life. Okay, I'm stopping this business. I don't feel good about myself. I don't even know what's next for me. Like, I don't even know what I'm going to do. And I still didn't want to go back into retail management. I still didn't want that life. My kids were still in school. So I started thinking, okay, the only thing I have control of here is to take better care of myself. And so I started eating right, working out. Long story short, I got in the best shape of my life. And I fell in love with fitness. And so I decided, okay, I think I want to help other moms feel this good. And I know that there's nothing around now. At that time, there were not health clubs on every corner. There just were not those things out there. Again, this was a lot of years ago. And so I decided that I would get certified. And I had to order the books. Like, that's how far back this was. I had to actually get in a magazine and order these huge binders that came in the mail so I could get certified. But I thought, I'm going to start teaching fitness classes if I can get moms that want to do this with me. So I went to one of my kids' back to school barbecues, or both my kids' back to school barbecues. And I handed out flyers. I found a community hall where I could teach fitness classes. And I asked moms if they wanted to take fitness classes with me. Well, I was in the best shape of my life. So like, we want to look like you. So yes, we will take them. So I was charging, I don't know, $36 or $39 a month, something like that. Well, it kept growing and growing. And I kept growing. And then I came up with a program called Body Blast. And at that time, it was trademarked. And I was also doing nutrition with people. So I got certified nutrition. And so I had a small bedroom in my home where there were back steps. So I actually set that up as an office and I had people coming to my home and I was doing nutrition with them. But I got the idea to put the nutrition and a fitness program together. And I called it Body Blast. And they came five days a week. We worked out at five in the morning. And I gave them nutrition and we measured and we weighed and we did all the stuff that now you see now. So this would sound ridiculous to anybody, but it was very different back then. I was charging four times what my fitness fees were for this. So it was like $125 or something to do this Body Blast. Well, it literally took off. I mean, people had these phenomenal results. And before I knew it, I had people driving miles and carpooling to come to my Body Blast. And so that really helped my business explode. And then I started looking, okay, I have to move from this little bitty town. It was actually called The Village, 93 people. That should tell you something. I'm going to have to move into the bigger town and find another place. And my husband was going into bigger rent and all of that. Oh, I just don't know. He said, if you can find a place with no lease, no long lease and it's within what you're already making, he said, then I'll support you. That's really where we were. So I found a place where they didn't put me into a long lease and I quickly outgrew that. Then I moved into another building. And then long story short, by the time it was all done, I ended up with a 16 ,000 square foot health club. I had a big weight loss center. I had loads and loads of people. And then during the recession, I opened two more. I opened up Women's Fitness Club in another location about an hour away. And I opened another weight loss center and it was a high -end club. So it was more training, bootcamp style. I was still running Body Blast. That Body Blast program made me well over a million dollars. Just that one little program because I became known for that. Talk about brands. I really became known. We had a waiting list all the time because I was running them myself because I thought at that time, oh, no, this is my thing. This is my baby. And so I was running them myself and people would call and say, when's the next Body Blast? When's the next Body Blast? And so we would have a waiting list. And it got to where we were even turning people away for those. So I just kept up in the price and up in the price. And yeah, so it was a crazy ride.
Ann Carden Describes How a $15 Box Started a Thriving Business
"Was this business that started it all? Well, it's probably not anything anyone expect would expect. But there was a little store in town. The craft industry was exploding across the country. This was like in nineteen ninety one and the craft industry was exploding. And I had a box of stuff. I had always been kind of crafty and creative. And I used to use it like when my son was born, I fixed up his nursery and I did cute little things for his nursery. And I was just always very creative like that. And it was a good stress reliever for me. So I loved being that doing those things. And I had this box of stuff. It was probably worth fifteen dollars. And I thought, I wonder if I can make some of this stuff. And there's a little store in town. And I know that she does consignment. You can put things in there. And if she sells them, you you get a she'll take a percentage, but you get the money. So I put together some little crafty things and called her and asked if she would put them in her store. And she said, sure, bring them in. I went in and took him in and she looked at him and she said, I'm not sure these are going to sell, but I will put them in. So after two weeks, nothing sold. So I went back in and I said, tell me what's selling. And she said, these rabbit dolls, these crafty rabbit dolls that people used for decorations. And I thought, oh, my gosh, a rabbit doll. She said, I can't keep them on the shelves. And they were beautiful. They were very pretty. And I thought, I have no idea how to make a rabbit doll. So I went looked at a lot of patterns and just got ideas from all these different places. And I borrowed my mom's sewing machine and I set out to make my own rabbit doll. I made a couple of them, took them into her store and she said, oh, my gosh, these are going to these are going to blow off the shelves. And they did. So long story short, that turned into a global business that I did for seven years. I was able to employ a lot of other moms, which was awesome, because now I got to help out a lot of other families. So they were doing doll parts and sewing dresses and doing all of these things. I did more than rabbits as time went on. But there was a Noah's Ark fabric that came out during that time. And I got the idea I could do a Noah's Ark line. I could do lions and giraffes. And and so I created all my own designs. And before long, they were all numbered and signed. And I had people waiting for the collection. And I remember shipping. I remember the day I got an order from Iceland. It was just it was so cool. They ended up on the cover of an international craft magazine, which they were selected. I couldn't buy the cover. So it turned out to be a really incredible business. And I had stores. I was in stores. They weren't my own stores, but I had space in stores all across the country. Many, many locate many states. And yeah, I was running a manufacturing company out of my home to make a long story short. Unbelievable, unbelievable. And I get it because I remember very my mom started her own business making. Do you remember those big thick blankets that had the pictures all over them with like the fringes? So she made jackets out of those. Oh, yeah. She just needed a little bit more for my age. Yeah. And my aunt at the time was making kilties like for like golf shoes. And so I just I but I love it because you took it to another level and I love it's beautiful that it got to, you know, help employ others. But like, man, what a rush for it to just explode the way that it did. And then you I mean, you've had you've built seven successful businesses. Yes. So I have a media company and then I have my coaching and consulting business. Yes. So yeah, but you know, the thing is, it's so it's so funny, you know, when you're in it, you're just doing the thing, right? You're just trying to make it grow and you're just doing the thing. And and I was just doing what I knew to do. It's like I was putting one step in front of the other. And OK, this is taking off. I'm making more money. How can I do more? And that was just really how I did things. So it wasn't like I now I teach people have a plan, have a strategy. I didn't have that. I just I'm going to do this and I'm going to see the drive. Yeah. But, you know, the interesting thing is and again, that was over 30 something years ago, I was making a six figure income, not revenue, but a six figure income. I mean, it literally it changed our lives.
A highlight from 388// Faith and Compassion: Understanding Matthew 6:1-2
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A highlight from Bitcoin Bull Market: What No Ones Telling You!
"Anytime you start making paper Bitcoin, or paper silver, or paper gold, and what do I mean by that? Futures, ETFs, stuff like that, that creates paper version. That's not actual spot, right? So anytime you do that, yes, the same money that comes in to buy it, so that they can actually short it, and they could keep it down with unlimited money and unlimited leverage, they could keep it down indefinitely, or until they scoop up as much as they want, when everyone loses interest, and then it takes off. What's up, everybody? Good morning, good afternoon, and good night wherever you're tuned in from. Welcome to another Saturday edition of the Alpha series here on Discover Crypto. My name is Kelly Kellum. Welcome to the show. If this is your first time, and I hope to guarantee that it's not going to be your last time, we've got an excellent guest lined up for you today. Mr. Jesse Olson is going to be breaking down what it means to cut the noise out of all these narratives from FUD and HOPE. Look at the chart, let the chart do the talking for you. So without any further ado, let's go ahead and dive in right to our guest. And I want to ask him a question right up front. Jesse, first off, thank you for being here, but do you think we're still going to get another bull run, bull runs like we've seen in the past, or do you think all these new institutions coming in and big money players coming into the market are going to change the dynamic of what a bull run is in Bitcoin? What's your thoughts? What's up, Kelly? Thanks for having me on. I appreciate it. And we should have some fun here. Coming from a trading standpoint, right? I'm going to come from a trading standpoint and a point of view. When I first got the first bull run, right, 2020, 2021, I was still learning. And yes, I was doing pretty good 2021, really good. But the whole time I was saying this, I was like, please give me one more bull run after this, right? Please give me one more. I'm not 100 % certain that we get another bull run like we did on the last one. And I'm not as optimistic with the big institutions coming in. And I wasn't back in 2020 and I wasn't in 2021. Because coming from options, I know that manipulation is in there because they want to make money. They have billions, if not trillions of dollars. They've had algorithms for, I don't know, 12, 15 years or longer that are probably where us retail folk are at now, right? And they have the money behind it, right? So when futures were created end of 2017, I think Bitcoin started to become more correlated. Then there's trusts like GBTC. And if there's ETFs and stuff like that, I think it will become more correlated. I think it's amazing for traders, right? I just don't think that if I'm wrong, I hope I'm wrong because I will do much better, right? I will do much better if we get a massive bull run. But if we don't, it's because it will become more of a trading thing than it will be a long -term great. I just, you know, it can't be that easy. And if it is great, we'll all be there, right? I'm trading Bitcoin. I'm trading it with leverage. I welcome that. I make way more money on a long position with leverage than I do on a short position because, A, the leverage you're gaining profit and the coin value is going up. But on the short side, the coin value isn't going up, it's going down. So I collect more coins, but the coin value isn't going up. So first and foremost, I do want another bull run and I beg for another bull run so all my snipers can participate and they can make money as well and change their lives. But I'm not certain that it's going to happen. And I would be surprised if they allow it to happen. If big companies are coming in, you know, I don't know. We'll see. It'll be interesting to see. But we'll be there if it does and we won't be surprised if it doesn't. Put it that way. Now, Jesse, I have to say how much I appreciate people that are in this space that bring a balanced view because everybody thinks it's just going to go up, up and away, especially considering the fact that we have the halving right around the corner. Do you think the halving is going to be the primary driver of if we do get a bull run? Do you think the halving really truly is going to have an impact on price action? What's your thoughts on this? I have a couple of thoughts on it. So one, I think the halving will still play a factor, right? If all things are the same, if the same, you know, if the one there's a couple of things that could hurt it. Right. So Bitcoin has never Bitcoin came out after the 2008 crash. Right. So it's never experienced a dot com bubble crash. It never experienced 2008 crash. I have. I went back to zero. I lost everything. So for me, the up only left me a long time ago. Right. Like, I know it's not up only when I thought it was up only in my mid 20s. Right. So for me, a couple of those things. I do have hope for Bitcoin. I do believe on some level they'll be able to manipulate it and suppress it. If you look at gold and silver. Right. Gold and silver should probably be $30 ,000 an ounce by now for gold. And silver should probably be $1 ,000 per ounce by now. And because of paper, silver and gold should probably suppress it. Right. So I believe those are probably should be worth a lot more. The one positive with Bitcoin is anyone can go buy spot Bitcoin much easier than silver and gold. Right. I've bought silver and gold and they deliver it to you in a weird package and it's heavy. Right. It's not easily transportable and all that stuff. So there are some positive about Bitcoin. Right. So, you know, who knows what the agendas are? I don't. That's why I stick hyper focus to the charts, because I don't know what the backroom deals are happening. I don't know the narratives. I don't know any of that stuff. I'm not a top point one percenter making those decisions. So the only thing I can do is trade the charts. But, you know, going back, if we do get this bull run, I do have some reasons why, you know, like you said, you brought up one hundred fifty thousand. I do have a couple of reasons why that I could see Bitcoin hit one hundred and ten, one twenty five and maybe even top would be like one hundred forty thousand dollars. But that's a lot of what ifs. So, you know, we will take it level by level and swing trade the heck out of it all the way all the way up in the bull run. If we get another bull run, that's kind of like the topping that I would see price it. So now I appreciate that answer. And I'd like to shift gears here for a second, because you've been trading for years, years before Bitcoin was even around. And I'd like to dive into that experience a little bit and throw it back to the beginners out there, because we do have beginners that are out there still right now. But disproportionately, as we get new bullish impulses, especially in Bitcoin or the rest of the altcoin markets, we're going to have a huge number, a huge influx of new people into the space. So what would you say if you had that? Maybe not a secret sauce, but a beginner's pack, a beginner's sort of encouragement and the need to knows and the need to uses for people that are starting from scratch. Maybe they don't have a pro trading view account. Maybe they're not buying one of our indicators of one of your indicators or some of the many paid indicators out there. There's a lot of free tools. So what would you say for beginners getting started today or at any point in the future? Where do they start? How do they dive into this? Yeah, definitely. I mean, you know, first and foremost, like before this, I would say salvage as much capital at first as possible. I feel like the faster you want to jump in to make money, the faster you are going to lose money. So it sounds generic that, you know, learn first. Right. But say you already passed, you're going down discovery road and you're trying to learn and develop your own strategy. Right. Well, if you're on trading view, for example, you can get a relative strength indicator for free. If you're on trading view, free platform, you can get the MACD indicator. I think that's the most commonly used for beginners is the MACD indicator. And just before you do anything else, just study it and study it some more and then back test it and develop a strategy based off of your back test. There's an amazing replay button on trading view that you can go back and kind of after you develop a strategy, you can easily go back and hit the replay video and see what that, you know, how that kind of plays out in the past. It doesn't mean it's going to happen in the future, but you can get an idea over time of back testing with the replay button. That's probably number one. And then paper trade. I know it's not exciting. I know I didn't do it. I jumped head head first. I would have five digit wins followed by five digit losses. And it was brutal. Right. And I've never had a six digit loss, but I've had six digit wins. But I've had five digit losses and it wasn't until the five digit losses that made me like I made five digit wins with basically hardly any strategy whatsoever. And that was probably the worst thing that could happen. The best thing that could happen is that I had the five digit win loss and it made me go back to the drawing board. It made me reevaluate my whole life. What am I doing in trading type of thing? That aha moment. And that's when I really went obsessive on the charts and developing my own strategy. I saw other people's strategies out there. And when I would back test it, I went through a phase where I back tested so many other people's strategies. I would just say, didn't work. This doesn't work for me. This doesn't work for me. And every strategy could work differently for different people, especially on different timeframes. So develop something that works for you. Find a timeframe that works for you and your lifestyle. Some of our snipers, they can't do swing trading on the daily chart. They don't have the patience for it. They're scalpers. They're day traders. So you got to know yourself too. And then at that point, as you're graduating from paper trading and back testing, the next level is maybe risk some lunch money. The amount of money you and I would go off for like a nice lunch. And if I were to buy your lunch, I don't even think twice about it. Like something that I'm not even going to lose sleep over. Then I talk about doing lunch money. Then maybe you do lunch money with leverage or blah, blah, blah, or a little bit more money with spot, right? So you got to take it in levels and kind of make it a systematic approach. And if you treat it like a business in those levels, that's when you're going to have a better chance of making it. Otherwise, if you jump straight in and you want to go 50 X leverage, no strategy, no experience, no back testing. I guarantee you blow up account. I guarantee it. One of the things I say is like, if you're, if you're trying to double down, like you were doing well, right? So a couple of things that I've talked about in coaching is that, and by the way, I don't do live coaching anymore. I have recorded coaching, but I don't do live coaching. It's just too much time and energy. But when I was doing those live coaching calls, we talked about this and we talked about that. You know, every time you win a trade, if you're treating it like a business, you pull out, for example, I pull out my personal strategies. I pull out 50 % out of that trading kill and I take it out of the digital world and then go maybe put it in the physical world or diversify in some other way. Right? So you're always taking a piece off, always taking a piece off. And one of them, one of the students is like extremely young. Right. And, uh, I, I said, Hey, what are you gonna do with your winnings? Right. He crushed it. And I was actually jealous of his trade. He, he actually nailed it on high leverage. And I'm like, I'm like, go buy your mom something nice. Right. So not only take like money off the table, but it's the whole mindset. If you're not taking money off the table on each trade, what happens is you're up. Like you were say, you know, $50 ,000, $100 ,000, $10 ,000, $1 ,000. Maybe you're brand new. You're up $1 ,000. And that's the most you've ever had. You want to flip that into $10 ,000, right? Then you want to flip that into a million dollars. And that's, and that's what you just fell into that same example you just gave you fell into that mindset. And you only can do that by learning the hard way. So what you have to do is be more systematic about it. And after a win, fighting the urge of going back in and instead of going all back in, you're, you're pulling some out and then you're, you're, you're going at the new, every trade you have to treat as brand new and instead of jumping in and out is everything lining up on the charts, just like it did the first one, you nailed the first trade. And a lot of times this happens when you're, I talk about it, you'll have like nine winning trades in a row and we're human. We're not robots. I'm not a robot. I know I'm most likely to have a bad trade after I've had nine in a row. Why? Because my confidence is so high. I've skipped steps, right? So if you skip steps because your confidence is so high, that's when you're most likely going to have your next loss. And if you forget to put, and if you make a mistake on that, you forget to put in a stop loss. You do too high of leverage. Next thing you know, you're having a major setback and a change. It sets you back not only on financially, but mentally. So be cautious. Once you are making the wins and you are winning like nine times in a row, you're going to have a loss. And usually it's because your confidence is so high, not because you're, you've been on a losing streak, right? So just want to point that out. And it was based off what you're kind of talking about. You're winning. It was the bull run. And then all of a sudden you went all in with more leverage and took a $70 ,000 loss. So you learn from your mistakes, right? Yeah. Well, I got to say, I couldn't agree more with you on all those great places to start for beginners and how utilizing a lot of those free tools that are available to you to get started, to understand the mechanisms of all these tools that you're going to be utilizing when you're doing price analysis and trying to figure out when to buy and when to sell. It's not just about looking at price action. It's about looking at those underlying data sets that can give you an edge as to when trends are going to shift. So with that being said, I have to say, Jesse, thank you so much for being here. Thank you for taking your time to share your thoughts with us and your lens on this market. And everybody, if you want to see more of Jesse, throw one in chat, comment down below, hit that like button, hit that subscribe button, ding the bell. And if you would make sure you head over to Jesse J -E -S -S -E -O -L -S -O -N, find out so much more about him here, all kinds of different content he shares on a daily basis, really breaking down charts. He even has his own Market Sniper Academy right here at MarketSniper .Pro. You can also find out more information on BitLab Academy right here at Academy BitLab. Follow me, of course, at Kelly Kellum, K -E -L -L -Y, K -E -L -L -A -M. Make sure you check out bitlabacademy .com. We have all the tools and courses and strategies and the community that can really help you dive into this space and understand what is going on. Self -custody, trading fundamentals, psychology of trading, on -chain analysis, candles, candle patterns, indicators. There's so much in here as a point. Join us here in BitLab Academy. You can still use our coupon code GIVEME30 for an additional 30 % off your first month. I hope to see you in there in the Discord and over on the BitLab Academy daily YouTube stream right here at youtube .com forward slash at BitLab Academy. I'll see you there. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Have a wonderful weekend. Get out of the charts and we'll see you in the next video. Adios.
A highlight from 189 - Taking Treasury Bills Onchain with Martin Carrica
"If you look at like last seven days Ethereum versus run rate for Circle, it's the same amount of money. Huh, is the equivalent to Circle? Exactly, exactly. Holy shit, Circle is printing money. Every time you pay gas, like that amount of gas, that's the same amount of money that Circle is making. Tether is three times that. Tether alone is making more money than the whole rest of the crypto ecosystem outside centralized exchanges. Oh, that's your margin. Your margin is my opportunity, is that what you're saying, Martin? Exactly. Welcome to Bankless, where we explore the frontier of internet money and internet finance. This is how to get started, how to get better, and how to front -run the opportunity. This is Ryan John Adams, and I'm here with David Hoffman, and we're here to help you become more bankless. This is certainly a money opportunity to front -run. On -chain T -bills is the topic today. The overnight Fed funds rate is 5 .3 % right now, and that's some pretty good yield. But how much are you getting in your bank account? Probably not very much of that. How much are you getting from your stablecoin is maybe a better question for crypto natives. And if it's an instrument like USDC in your Ethereum address, the answer is probably nothing. You're not getting any of that yield. But what if we could tokenize treasuries instead of just dollars? What if we could create a USDT, and the T is for treasury. And that tokenized treasury yielded 5 % just for holding in your ETH address. That is the promise of tokenized T -bills, and it's gearing up to be a major theme over the next 12 months. I think another force for democratization worldwide. We have Martin Karika here. He's the founder of a tokenized T -bill company, and he's here to get us up to speed. A few takeaways for you on the episode today. Number one, why don't we already have tokenized treasuries? Why doesn't that product already exist? Number two, we talk about why on -chain treasuries are a force for democratization worldwide, especially in emerging countries. Number three, we talk about why the US government actually wants this, even though they may not admit it. Number four, in this weird paradox, we talk about why US citizens will probably have a hard time getting tokenized T -bills as well. David, you're laughing right now because, man, it is hard being a US citizen in crypto these days, isn't it? Yeah, really. The irony of US citizens being the people that are going to be the hardest population to be able to access the yield from their own government's money printing. And in fact, no, we're going to just export it straight to the foreign countries of the world. Bankless listeners, you'll just have to listen to the episode to understand, understand the punchline there. But Martin, not the guests on the show, does a really good job laying it out for us. I think Ryan presented this as the promise of tokenized T -bills, tokenized treasuries, on -chain T -bills, whatever you want to call these things. Also, I'll add that there's an economic weight here. It's kind of destiny. You know, like maybe we don't get there for some reason that I can't understand, but incentives will produce this outcome. Eventually, stablecoins will be replaced by tokenized treasuries. It's kind of the same if you accept that eventually all vanilla ETH will be replaced by some liquid staking token alternative. Eventually, like why would you just hold vanilla ETH and Aave when you can do our ETH and Aave instead? If you accept that, then it's kind of the same thing. Eventually, all vanilla stablecoins will just be replaced by tokenized treasuries and you will get the yield natively. There's a gravitational pull, right? It's like water goes downhill and liquidity finds a way and a yield will find its way in a tokenized form on -chain. So there's been just growing demand and interest about this topic of on -chain treasuries and real -world assets. So Bankless listeners, you can consider this the first of a few steps into the world of real -world assets on -chain that we want to explore here on Bankless, starting with tokenized treasuries. Yeah. I'm looking forward to discussing this with you. A lot of interesting implications here. And David and I are going to discuss that in the debrief. Of course, if you're a Bankless citizen, you already have access to that on the Bankless Premium feed. So go check that out right now. Ad -free. Bankless Premium feed. Ad -free. It's a beautiful thing. But before we get into this episode, first we disclose and the disclosures are there's nothing really to disclose here. Of course, we hold crypto assets. Didn't even talk about ETH. No, we didn't. Crypto assets that we do hold stand to benefit from tokenized T -bill transactions. But of course, you know that. And we are long -term investors. We're not journalists. We don't do paid content. There's always a link to all Bankless disclosures in the show notes. You can access that at bankless .com slash disclosures. All right, we're going to get right to the conversation with Martin on tokenized T -bills. But before we do, we want to thank the sponsors that made this episode possible, including our number one recommended crypto exchange for 2023, Kraken. Go create an account. Kraken Pro has easily become the best crypto trading platform in the industry. The place I use to check the charts and the crypto prices, even when I'm not looking to place a trade. On Kraken Pro, you'll have access to advanced charting tools, real -time market data, and fast trade execution, all inside their spiffy new modular interface. Kraken's new customizable modular layout lets you tailor your trading experience to suit your needs. 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A highlight from Four Questions to Save Your Marriage
"Welcome to the Growing in Love for Life podcast, where it's all about saving and strengthening your marriage and creating the relationship you really deserve and want to have. And now from growinginloveforlife .com, relationship and marriage coach and bestselling author, your host, Liam Naden. This is episode 27 of the Growing in Love for Life podcast. And hi everyone, it's Liam Naden back again with a new episode of our Growing in Love for Life podcast. It's great to be here and I've got some information today that I'm really excited to tell you about. And I've called this episode four questions to save your marriage. Now it's hard to believe we're actually onto episode 27 of these podcasts. And I hope you've been listening to some of the previous ones. I know a lot of people have listened to to all of the podcasts, which is great. And I hope I've been able to give you some ideas and strategies and techniques and things that you can actually apply to your own marriage situation, and which hopefully will make a to save your marriage, which is obviously what this is all about. But you know, it struck me the other day, and this is really one of the reasons I came up with the topic for these four questions that are going to help you save your marriage. And it struck me here we are in our 27th episode. And with 27 episodes, you've got in your hands a huge resource. You know, we've, we've covered an awful lot of ground in these podcasts, we've covered everything from how to forgive your spouse for things that they've done wrong or ways they've hurt you, how to create better communication in your, in your marriage, the sorts of things you should do to save your marriage, other things you shouldn't do. We've created an enormous, there's a big resource here now of information that you can use. And of course, I've also got two very powerful relationship programs. One is my seven -day program, Stop Your Divorce, How to Save Your Marriage When Your Spouse Doesn't Want To. And that's a very powerful step -by -step program when your relationship is in a crisis and your spouse wants to leave, or maybe they already have, and you want to stop your divorce. So I really hope you'll check that program out if you're in that situation. Or I've also got my 30 -day program, my Save Your Marriage Relationship Transformation program. And this is for people who have really lost their way in their marriage, and maybe their spouse wants to leave as well, but this goes into a lot more depth in how to really rebuild the intimacy, the communication, the passion in your marriage, and get things right back on track. So I hope you'll check out those two programs, because they really are the best of my information given to you in a step -by -step plan that's proven to work, it's helped a lot of couples to save their marriage. So check those out. But in these podcasts, and in my books as well, if you've read any of those, and just a word about my Kindle books, I'm really proud of them, I've created a series called the Growing in Love for Life series. And many of them have gone on to become bestsellers on Amazon Kindle. But in all of those things, I've really tried to do two things. The first thing is to give you, as I said earlier, practical things that you can do immediately that are going to create a noticeable difference straight away to your marriage situation and improvement. But the other thing is, I'm also trying to give you some ideas to get you thinking in a different way. And actually, I think that's the more important. Because what happens when you get new ideas and new thoughts, and when you start thinking in a different way, you create new behaviors, and that leads to different results. And Einstein has a quote, we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. And I think that's so true. And that's why we've got to change our thoughts, change the way we think if we want to get a different result. And I think, just to digress a little bit, but what we're seeing today is a big shift in the way people are being helped to deal with their problems in their life. And that comes down to relationships and marriage coaching as well. And I think this is going to be a big, a much greater shift in the future, but it's effective, and it's very effective because what it actually does is it's a shift away from just simply giving people the answers to actually giving people the right questions, and helping them to come up with the answers that are right for them. This isn't to say that you don't need to know the right things to do. You do need the answers, but you also need to know how to ask the right questions. And that's what we're going to do in this podcast as well, is help you create some more of the right questions and come up with better answers and better solutions. All right, so that brings me to today's topic, which is really about asking the right questions. And I've got four questions for you, and they are four questions that really have the potential and power to help you save your marriage. And just a quick word about these questions. Obviously, as I've said in so many of my podcasts, when I ask you a question, the key is that it's vital that you answer these questions honestly. I mean, at the end of the day, they're only for your benefit anyway. But if you do commit to answering them honestly, and particularly the four questions I'm going to cover today, you may well find all sorts of feelings come up for you. And they might be things that are not very pleasant. You might start to feel guilty, or regret, or anger, or sadness. And above all, you might even feel some anxiety and even some fear. Now, if that happens, you can actually be really pleased and take heart because it not only means you're on the right track, but it also means that you're going to be much closer to resolving your marriage situation than otherwise, because you're going to come up with some powerful answers and you're going to experience that shift in your thinking that I was talking about earlier. And that's really what's going to make the difference. So because of that, you also might want to make a few notes of, as we go along with these questions, write down your answers, and you might even want to pause the audio as well. Give yourself some time, it's really important that you give yourself some time to answer these questions. All right, well, I hope I have, now that I've mentioned that sort of warning, if you like, I hope I haven't scared you off. No, really, this is a very exciting process, and I think you'll be very glad you went through and answered these four questions. So let's get onto those questions now. And they're actually all why questions, they're all questions that start with why. And I think why questions are really the most powerful types of questions that we can ask, because they really deal with the underlying reasons behind things. And this is when you get to the heart of things, and you get to really understand what's going on in a situation, and it's really only by understanding what's going on in a situation and addressing things honestly, that you can start to do some of the things that are really going to work that are going to make the real difference. All right, so let's get onto the first question. And just as way of introducing this question, I just want to fill you in on a little bit of my own personal story. Now, you might have heard a bit about me or read a little bit about me and how I came to be working in this whole relationship coaching area, and how I managed to be perfectly honest to get such very effective results, which is great. And it really comes back to what happened to me. And it wasn't so long ago, I was going through my second divorce. Yes, I was not good at marriage, perfect candidate to be teaching it. But anyway, things are really messy. I'd lost everything. And I mean everything. I was living on my mother's sofa at the time, sleeping in her living room. I'd lost everything I had, my friends, my businesses, my income, all my possessions. Not only that, I was in court with both of my ex -wives at the same time. They were both having me in court and trying to attack me, as it were. So when all this was going on, and I'm sure you'd agree, I wasn't exactly feeling good, but I asked myself a very good question. And that's the first of the four questions that I want you to ask for yourself today. And that is, why am I in this situation? So really think about that for yourself. Why are you in the situation you're in with your marriage? If your spouse wants to leave, why do they want to leave? Why has the intimacy gone from your marriage? Why are you having these problems? Why are you in this situation? Now if you're really honest with yourself, and I hope you are, you realize that a lot of it, a lot of your current situation, if not all of it, has to do with decisions that you have made and things that actually are within your control. So they're things that you've done or things that you've not done. Things that maybe you've ignored when you shouldn't have. You know, maybe you've seen some warning signs and you've just chosen to ignore them. Maybe there are some things that you should have said, but you didn't say them. You just kept them inside. But whatever the reasons, it's about realizing that you actually do have some responsibility for the situation you're in. And, you know, maybe if your husband or wife is having an affair or they want to leave you, it's not just about what they've done or are doing. You know, really ask yourself that question, why am I in the situation that I'm in? And when you ask that question and you really accept that you have some responsibility for where you are, that's a wonderful place to be because it puts you in a position of power. So instead of feeling helpless and powerless, now you know you can do something about it. So that's the very first question to ask yourself. Why am I in this situation? Really powerful. Think about that one. Right. The second question. And again, this, I think, is a very profound question to ask yourself. Why do I want to save my marriage? That's a big question. Why do I want to save my marriage? And this is often the very first question I ask people when they come to me and and ask for help. I say, why do you why do you want to save your marriage? And this means you really need to search very deeply into yourself to uncover the real reasons for why you want to save your marriage. In fact, I've covered this whole thing in a previous podcast. But don't just say, well, it's because I love them and I want to be with them. You know, it's the first reaction. But no, that's not. I don't believe the real reason is that I mean, you can still love your husband and your wife and not be married to them. And if they're making you if you say, well, I want to be with them. But well, if they're making you miserable, then why would you want to be with them anyway? Right now, I'm not saying here that you should leave your marriage, but I'm saying you've got to answer this question. Why do I really want to save my marriage? Now, one way to help come up with the real answers to this is to ask yourself another question, which is, what am I afraid will happen if my marriage ends? You know, what am I afraid of? What am I afraid will happen if my marriage ends? And very often people want to save their marriage because they're afraid of what they think is going to happen if they're not married. They're afraid of things like how they're going to make a living or maintain their lifestyle. They're afraid of the potential impact on their children, or whether they're going to be even more unhappy than they are now. And all of these fears, you know, what are they afraid of that will happen if their marriage ends? All of these fears really come down to a fear of the unknown, a fear of the future, not knowing what's going to happen. And the problem with that is it keeps people stuck. And one of the things we call this place is a comfort zone. And a comfort zone doesn't need to be comfortable. It can be absolutely horrible, but it will be comfortable because at least you know what it looks and feels like. So a lot of people want to save their marriage because they think, well, at least I know what it's miserable, but at least I know where I am. I'm not having to step out into the wide world of total the unknown. So ask yourself that question. You need to come up with the real reasons why you want to save your marriage. And then you need to look at them and you need to say, are these really the right reasons to stay married? And really, if I do stay married, am I going am I going to be able to be happy? Now, hopefully, of course, the answer is yes. But you need to be really honest about it. And unless you are, and I'm sure you can see by now that unless you are really honest with these questions, you're really not going to be able to save your marriage anyway. All right. So that's question number two. Question number three. Why am I allowing my current situation to continue? In other words, why am I putting up with this? Why am I putting up with the current situation and allowing myself and probably my spouse and my children to remain unhappy? Now, if you've answered the previous two questions honestly with yourself, if you've been honest with yourself and if you've given them a lot of thought, then you're probably already getting some ideas, some new ideas on things that you could be doing differently, things that you know are probably going to make a positive difference. In that case, you know, you really need to ask yourself, why am I allowing my current situation to continue? You know, why am I if I know some things I should be doing, but I'm not doing them, why is that? You know, why am I just allowing things to continue the way they are? Because the truth is, you are allowing it to. You know, you might think that it's out of your control. But remember, the previous two questions, by now you realize things are very much in your control and you and you have a responsibility. So if you're just allowing your current, if you're not changing anything, you simply are allowing your current situation to continue. And of course, when you think about the answers, what might come into your head? What's going to surface again when you really think about it? What are your fears, isn't it? Isn't it true that there are things that you fear that are stopping you from taking actions, from doing things that you know you should or even not doing things that you know you shouldn't, but you're not doing them? But just becoming aware of these things is going to make a big difference. So ask yourself that question, why am I allowing my current situation to continue? Even though I know there are some things that I could be doing differently that would make a difference. You know, Bob Proctor, the well -known speaker, he says, our problem is not knowing what to do. Our problem is not knowing why we're not doing it. That's very profound, isn't it? Really think about that. Our problem is not knowing what to do. Maybe you've already got some ideas on what to do, some new ideas, but our problem is not knowing why we're not doing it. And it really comes down to our fears. So think about the fears behind your answers when you answer that question. Why am I just allowing my current situation to continue and realize that you are? All right, well, the fourth and last question, and this is a biggie. And this question is, why am I not doing everything I can to save my marriage? Now, your first reaction when you hear that question might be, but I am doing everything I can. I'm working really hard. I'm I'm, you know, reading everything I can. I'm doing all these things. I'm trying to make my my husband or wife feel really good. I'm putting myself out. I'm I'm spending all my time thinking about it. I'm I'm really trying to figure out what to do. I'm talking to other people. I'm doing everything I can. But the truth is, if you're really honest with yourself, you're not doing everything, are you? You know, there's a story about J. Abraham, the marketing guru, and people would say to him that they were doing everything they could to create a particular result. And he'd say, all right, well, don't tell me everything, but just tell me the first hundred things you're doing to get the result you want. And of course, people would sort of stop for a moment and they might start to, you know, say a few things. They normally get to about 10. And of course, that would be it. No, you're not doing everything you can to save your marriage, are you? So you need to ask yourself, why aren't you doing everything you can? I mean, there are so many things you could be doing that you're not doing. I mean, for a start, you could listen to every single episode of my podcast. As I said, there's 27 of them now. There's a huge resource that you could listen to all of those. That's one thing you could do. I've also got two very powerful coaching programs that have been proven to save marriages that are going to show you exactly what to do to save your marriage. You could do that. And I've also there's there's other information you can find elsewhere as well. You're not doing everything, are you? That's the truth. So why aren't you? And let's look at this for a moment, because, you know, and I'm being brutally honest here, but I am about being honest because I want you to get the result you're looking for. And you're only going to get it if you're honest with yourself and I'm honest with you. So so, you know, a lot of people contact me or some people contact me and they say, look, I'm really desperate to save my marriage. And I'd love I'll do anything I really will. And I'd love to do your program. But and then the excuse comes along. And often it might be, but I don't have the time, time to do it. Oh, really? OK, well, you know, try and find the time for divorce because it's going to take a lot of your time. All right. But you know what I mean? Or they say they can't afford it. You know, it's too expensive. Well, for a start, to be honest, those programs are not expensive. They also come with a guarantee. And there's one thing I can tell you with absolute certainty, and that's the most expensive thing you will ever do in your life is go through a divorce. I can guarantee you that. So it's going to cost you far more than you can imagine to get a divorce. And it's going to cost you many, many times the cost of the program to show you exactly how to avoid it. So you need to ask yourself that question. Why am I not doing everything I can to save my marriage? And when you really ask yourself that question, you're going to come up with some pretty interesting answers. And again, very likely what's going to come up are your fears. You know, perhaps you've thought of doing something, but you think, well, no, it's not going to work. Or you don't necessarily think it won't work, but you're not sure that it will work. So you think you're going to be wasting your money. Or you might think your spouse might be angry with you for having tried something and it being a failure. So it's that fear of failure with you, if you like. Or they might even criticize you for trying. And that's what some people say to me. Well, I can't do this program because if my spouse finds out they're going to be really angry. And I say, well, the alternative is you get divorced and it won't really matter, will it? So is that really a big issue? Or maybe some people also have a fear that it's going to make things worse. But again, how much worse does it have to get? Is it really going to matter if it gets a lot worse? There's nothing worse than divorce, is there? Now, the truth is, of course, you don't have to try everything to save your marriage. You only need to do what works. But you have to be prepared to try everything until you find the thing that works for you. And that might be after 10 things, trying 10 things, and then you find the thing that works. It might be after 100 things. But you have to be prepared to do anything, to keep going until you find what it is that gives you the result that you want. So ask yourself that question, that's the fourth question. Why am I not doing everything I can to save your marriage? Ask that question. Why am I not doing everything I can to save my marriage? Okay, well there are four very powerful questions and I really have found in working with people and through my programs and through coaching that they're questions that really have the potential to massively change your results in terms of saving your marriage. So please spend time thinking about them and really be honest with yourself as well. Because when you're honest with yourself, what happens is you come up with the right answers and that's all that matters is the right answers. And you'll start to see the things that you're afraid of that are stopping you from doing the right things. And that's really, really important. So they're four very powerful questions that are really worth spending some time on. Now I mentioned earlier about my two programs and I do just want to remind you that there's something that I feel very passionate about because I've seen the impact the ideas of my programs really do in helping people save their marriage. And one of the most fulfilling things in my life is seeing two people who have got a great relationship when it turns sour, not throwing it away. Realizing that just a few things that you do differently can bring you back together again, can bring back the magic that you used to have. And it really is a privilege to be able to show people just those little things that make a massive difference. So I really would encourage you, if you like the things that I'm saying to you in these podcasts and you feel that I can help you, have a look at my two programs, my Stop Your Divorce Program and my Save Your Marriage Relationship Transformation Program and all the information is available on my website, LiamNaden .com, as well as other information as well. So thanks very much for joining me again on this podcast episode. If you have any other questions or comments, feel free to email me at LiamNaden at gmail .com. Otherwise, I look forward to helping you soon and talking to you soon. Thanks again and bye for now.
A highlight from Finding Healing and Community to Enrich Your Sexual Experience and Identity with Erika Alsborn
"Welcome back to season two of Energetically You, where we talk all things healthy habits, abundant mindset and optimal wellness. I'm your host, Meghan Swann, a mindset and wellness coach. I love helping women optimize their wellness through plant based nutrition, movement, mindfulness and mindset practices, that having them feel more aligned with who they truly are and confident in their own skin. I'm the creator of the Sustainable Integrated Wellness approach. I am also living in Mexico and I have been for the last 12 years. At 30, I sold everything and went on my own eat, pray, love journey, if you will. And now at 42, I'm still on my first stop, loving life and feeling more empowered than ever before. This podcast is for incredible humans who are interested in feeling more aligned with who they truly are, confident in their own skin and able to make more empowered decisions for themselves going forward in the future. So let's dive in. So excited for this interview. So excited. In fact, I'm up at five in the morning. This is the only time that Erika, who is in Sweden, could meet. But I am so excited. She is a new friend. We'll get into it in our interview. But Erika is an international sex and birth coach from Sweden. For the past decade, she has immersed herself in exploring the body, mind and sexuality from many different angles and approaches. The academic, the medical, the spiritual and the holistic. Her own sexual healing journey inspired her career shift from nursing to becoming a sex coach and entrepreneur. In 2019, she gave birth to her first child, and through that experience, realized how transformative childbirth is and can be, and is now dedicated to shifting the current narrative around birth, helping women to have positive, empowered and ecstatic birth experiences. So, so excited to dive into all of that. Welcome, Erika. I am so excited to have you here today and to get to know you better, really from a selfish point of view. I've followed your work for six plus months. I love everything that you are putting out into the world and sharing. And I just registered for your shameless course, Mastermind. I don't know what's the best defining. And, you know, it was it was a bit of a leap for me. Really excited. And I want to get to know, like your whole journey to where you are today. And I know that a bigger part of it is is the birthing coach. So let's dive into both parts. First of all, how are you? Welcome. Hi, Megan. Yes, I'm happy that you found me, obviously, super delighted that you have joined this amazing program of mine. And and yeah, I'm so happy to be on this podcast and share about this near and dear topic of mine, which has kind of surprisingly, which kind of surprisingly, you know, went from being my biggest obstacle in my life and then turned into the greatest teacher, which, well, I guess it's not that surprising. As you do. Right. Take us back. You were you were a nurse and, you know, that's a really powerful, amazing career in itself. And like, was there sort of like one defining moment that you can point to where you thought I'm going to be a sex coach, not a nurse anymore, or was it much slower and kind of like a part time thing that you secretly did on the side and then eventually made it into your main passion? There are kind of two lanes or two parallel sort of journeys that then crossed and combined and became the one. And so one journey is if we go way back to when I was a kid, I was masturbating from a pretty young age, as one does. When before, you know that it's called masturbation. And before someone tells you that it's inappropriate or you don't do it outside of the house or whatever. Exactly. Or you realize that not everyone else is touching their genitals all the time and like, what's wrong with you? OK, they don't do it. So probably something's wrong with me. I better stop. Right. Yeah. So as a kid, in that kind of innocent, shameless way, exploring my body and, you know, the delights of my body and all of that, and then growing a little bit older and like before puberty filled with, for lack of a better word, like horniness as a preteen, like everything's so exciting and you're starting to feel attracted to people. And it's like you're getting all lit up when you see people kissing on TV and like, you know, excited when there are any sex scenes and all that juicy stuff. And then little by little, what instead started to happen inside of me was I was coming up against all of the negative messages. And mind you, I grew up in Sweden. I'm Swedish. I grew up in Sweden. So the messages are pretty mild in comparison to other countries, other societies, especially, you know, religious stuff for anti sex, religious stuff and dogma and all of that. But still, there were so many conflicting messages and I'm quite the sensitive person. And, you know, pair that with a with low self -esteem and lack of parental guidance and positive, like sex positive, authoritative figures, adult figures, role models. I started to, again, like feel like, OK, well, this is not safe and this is not normal and something's wrong with me. And boys are predators and I'm the I'm the prey and they're going to take something from me and slut shaming. And and then combined with some negative sexual experience at my sexual debut, it all just sort of went into like. yeah, Shit, like and so which I didn't realize, and then I performed sex for a long time, I was having sex, I was enjoying it. But mostly performing and faking orgasms because I just thought, you know, like that's the way one does it. Or at least that's what at least that's sort of the cards I've been dealt. And so suck it up like that's it. And then I became a nurse, obviously, there's a whatever desire, personality trait, something inside of me that want to help other people and find enjoyment in that. And I went down that route, but pretty quickly I realized that it wasn't really my thing. During my nursing degree, I had been sort of trying to get into the sexuality realm. I wrote my thesis on sexuality and there was an interest, but it was kind of the the it was as a nurse, you're limited. You cannot really work a lot with sexuality, at least not in a kind of positive, proactive guiding way. Then it's more like, here's a person with STD, take a blood sample. And I was like, that's super boring. I don't want to do nothing spiritual about that. No, nothing creative, nothing spiritual, nothing engaging. So I stumbled upon a sexuality, a sexology master's degree at the university here where I live in Sweden. And luckily, my nursing degree made me eligible to to apply and be accepted. So I started doing this sexuality. Academic sexuality training, and I quickly realized that this is pretty boring. Like, when are we going to talk about sex? Because we were there, you know, in class talking about all of the systemic and structure, structural things and and like beating around the bush. And I was constantly feeling like, when are we going to talk about sex? And how to have better sex and help someone have better sex and have their first orgasm or have all of the orgasms. And, you know, really much more with that kind of I had that focus. That was it became really clear to me that that was my interest, because that had truly been the journey and it was the journey that I was on. So simultaneously, as I kind of did that shift and started exploring and studying sexuality, I'd also found an online teacher. Who Tantra taught and holistic sexuality, and I was going through a massive personal and sexual healing and transformation journey, and it was really that that that made me realize that. Well, if if if I can understand that something is not innately wrong with me and that there are certain experiences and belief systems and. Habits and behaviors that have accumulated and contributed to me feeling like I can't access my orgasmic capacity and I can't really enjoy sex. And there are actually solutions to that, then surely there are thousands, millions of women out there who feel the same. And I don't want this to be a secret because I don't want them to feel as broken as I did. And so that kind of started accelerating me in that direction and propelled me forward towards. Thinking of sexuality as not just a personal journey, but also perhaps a professional career, and it was that experience that also made me feel like the psychology masters is great, intellectually elevating, thought provoking, great. But it's not giving me the tools to solve the problems that I have and that I want to help other women solve, so I enrolled in an online. Super comprehensive, extensive sex, love and relationship coaching program, and it was my jam, like juicy, practical, holistic, spiritual, academic, modern, like all of the things combined with a real focus on coaching, identifying issues and solving them through. Well, working holistically with sexuality and very practically, so. Yeah, it's been eight years since I first enrolled in that online course where I realized that I get to heal and thrive, and so it's been a very fascinating journey. And long story short, I've gone from pre -orgasmic, really sexually dissatisfied to multi -orgasmic and having the best sex of my life. And I keep saying that, oh, my God, that was the best orgasm of my life. Oh, my God, that was just the best sex of my life. And it just keeps getting better, which is something that you normally don't hear women say as they age and become mothers and wives and all of the things. Yeah, oh, my goodness. So so many follow up questions, but sorry. No, no, that's good. I, I feel like your your journey really points to the reality in many realms. Like mine was more specifically around going in moments of my life, trying to go the academic route of psychology and the same thing. Like I think it's important to have that background and that basis. But, you know, you can speak to this as well as a coach, you know, it's just so much more tactical and tangible, the coaching scenario more often than not, than going sort of like the traditional structure within the medical model route of solving things. And yeah, so that just makes me even more excited. I'll tell you, like random, random things that sold me on the course, like it really is you. I mean, I'm very excited about all of the modules. And they're like, honestly, there's a few modules that kind of scare me, but I thought, like, that's a good thing. But it was one, I'm in love with how you say body, how you pronounce body. Every time you say it, I'm just like, oh, my God, I love her. And you're not the first one to say that. Probably the only thing that stuck after living in Australia for two and a half years. That's what it is. Because it's like, it's like out of character of the rest of your accent. Anyway, it's awesome. So that and, you know, I very seriously considered, I'm like, you know, what about what maybe it would be so much more valuable to work one on one with you. But then as we got going through this, the process of you like sharing and giving so much value and then the sort of like mini the what was so intoxicating was the dynamic of working with other women in this this realm. And because I think, I don't know, this is this is my perception, but I'm guessing it's common where it seems kind of weird and intimidating. You know, like the first thing I did was six months ago, I did like a breast massage workshop and I'm like, oh, OK, so we're really going to sit on Zoom together and like be breast, you know, like bare breasted and massage. That that was a step for me. And at the same time, there was just something like really, really powerful that I would never have imagined about doing something like that, like a healing practice where you've been taught to have so much shame around even just having your breasts hanging out and do and like giving the whole group permission at the same time. I don't know if that resonates. Absolutely. I think it's so beautiful how you describe your journey with that and the that the confronting experience of like, what am I going to do this with other people? Isn't this something that we always only do behind closed doors and always pretend that we also don't never like never do it? We don't do it at all, because that's what like being modest and civilized mean. And here it's like the contrary, inviting you into a space like the workshop or in my course where you're going to be literally masturbating to my voice live with your sound and video off, because we don't do that, knowing that there are 8, 10, 15, 20 women doing the same spread out all across the world. Like, that's not your so powerful it seems like in one box, it's like, oh, my God, that's so fucking crazy. And then another box, it's like it's so powerful and epic. And yeah, anyway, I'm excited. The and what happens is just like you said, you know, after when you when you're in that experience and once you just meet that confronting, like, this is weird, what the fuck? And then you get over it and like, OK, this is this is what we're doing here. And then all of a sudden what happens is, is that you feel like this is the most normal thing ever. This is the most healing thing ever. I can't believe I've never done this before, or I can't believe it actually feels so natural. And natural is not a word that I normally like to use because what is natural, but the loaded word, it is a very loaded word. But it it actually feels after after a while of doing it. And I've even done this in person, in person retreats with 50 women naked on the floor, some with sarongs on top of their genitals, some butt naked, masturbating with fingers and tools inside of themselves and doing like really amazing, tantric sexual practices in person. Everyone having their solo experience. But in community and you're like. This is so normal, I'm hearing a woman having an orgasm to my right, I'm having hearing a woman crying to my left because you're going through a healing experience and I am plucking on, you know, I'm somewhere having my experience and you're like, wow, the it gives you a taste and a little insight into maybe what community used to be. Where sex wasn't so abnormal, taboo, charged, controlled, demonized, all of those things hidden in secrecy behind closed doors, but where actually sensual and communal pleasure could potentially have been a thing. And so we're bringing that back. And when we do that, we realize that it's a very joyful experience to share with other people. It builds deep bonds and it makes us feel really happy and normal, right? Normal in our desires, right? So let's talk a little bit because I think it's a common experience and I know that you had a huge shift as well. Like for me, childbirth was one of the most powerful experiences, and I won't go down the rabbit hole of like it also was very far from perfect experience. But the fact that I blew my own mind about what I was capable of doing and did it all naturally, I had absolutely no in the face being surrounded by a culture and individuals who also didn't really see that as normal or that possible. You know, it's like completely changed my vision of what was possible for me in general. So I think that there's that like the transformational point piece of giving birth. And then also another huge topic is how, I mean, as much shame and judgment we tend to have about our sexuality can be in general as young women. There's like another layer that comes with, oh, well, now you're a mother and that somehow means like that you don't have sex anymore or you're certainly not. Oh, like there's like yet another layer of hiding or being openly sexual. And I briefly told you off the top here, for me, it's like such this weird mind fuck in a sense here in Mexico where there are like women that are, it's very normal to dress super sexy even as a mom and not like, quote unquote, slutty. And we can deconstruct that works. I know it's one of your favorites, too. But, you know, in a much more overtly trying, trying to be attractive, that's completely socially acceptable. But and I'm sure there's spaces and maybe I'm not privileged to them as a foreigner where there are more open discussions. But I haven't been privileged to them in 12 years where women here are talking about like maybe with very close girlfriends.
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Safeguarding Your Privacy on Social Media: A Comprehensive Guide
"In an age where social media has become an integral part of our lives, it is crucial to prioritize protecting our privacy online. This blog aims to provide a comprehensive guide on safeguarding your privacy on social media platforms. By implementing these practices, you can enjoy the benefits of social media while minimizing potential risks. 1. Strong and unique passwords. Start by creating strong, unique passwords for your social media accounts. Avoid using easily guessable information such as your name, birthdate, or common phrases. Utilize a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. Consider using a password manager to store and generate complex passwords securely. 2. Adjust privacy settings. Familiarize yourself with the privacy settings of each social media platform you use. These settings allow you to control who can see your posts, personal information, and contact details. Customize these settings according to your comfort level, ensuring you balance sharing with friends and maintaining privacy. 3. Be mindful of sharing personal information. Exercise caution when sharing personal information on social media. Avoid posting sensitive details such as your home address, phone number, or financial information. Be aware that even seemingly harmless information like your pet's name or mother's maiden name can be used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to your accounts. 4. Think before you post. Before posting anything on social media, consider its potential impact on your privacy. Once something is shared online, it can be challenging to erase it completely. Be mindful of the content you share, ensuring it aligns with your desired level of privacy. 5. Regularly review and update privacy settings. Social media platforms frequently update their privacy settings and policies. Stay informed about these changes and regularly review and update your privacy settings accordingly. This will help you maintain control over who can access your personal information. 6. Enable two -factor authentication. 2FA, enable two -factor authentication whenever possible. This adds an extra layer of security to your social media accounts by requiring a second verification step, such as a unique code sent to your mobile device, in addition to your password. 7. Be cautious of third -party apps. Be cautious when granting permissions to third -party applications that request access to your social media accounts. Before granting access, carefully review the requested permissions and ensure they align with the app's intended functionality. 8. Regularly monitor your accounts. Regularly monitor your social media accounts for any suspicious activities or unauthorized access attempts. Report any potential security breaches immediately to the platform's support team. 9. Use a VPN. A VPN, virtual private network, encrypts your internet traffic and routes it through a server in another location. This makes it more difficult for anyone to track your online activity. 10. Be aware of your surroundings. If you're using a public computer, be careful about what information you access. Ensure you log out of your accounts and clear your browser history before leaving. Conclusion. Protecting your privacy on social media requires a proactive approach and staying informed about the latest security practices. By implementing the tips provided in this blog, you can enjoy a safer and more secure online social experience while safeguarding your personal information from potential threats. Stay vigilant, be mindful of what you share, and take control of your online privacy.
Rep. McCarthy Frustrated After GOP Hardliners Push for a Shutdown
"A significant increase in securing the southern border and the northern border. And you turn that down, when 214 of your colleagues, including the vast majority, overwhelming majority conservatives, including the Freedom Caucus, are all in? What's your game None. plan? You don't shut down the government with no game plan. Because you know what happens then? Somebody else comes up with a game plan. Like the in Democrats the House, yanking a few of these Republican reprobates over and getting their budget passed. And you already have McConnell and the majority Republican senators who have sold out to Schumer and Biden. So you don't shut down the government. So, when you have this tiny majority and you have a plan that's put forth that slashes the government at the domestic level bigger than any plan that I've ever seen anybody from and seeks to secure the southern border, why would you throw that away? And if the Senate isn't going to support and fight over that, then you have something concrete, something tangible to fight over. and spending major steps towards the securing the border, defending the military spending, defending that's a winner to me as a conservative.
"each step" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"And the first thing we did was just try to bring on a campus. Is it safe to come back onto campus. Is it safe to live together again. some endorsed like fashions. Some not Is it safe to train and In jim And really we took each step very seriously and tried not to think about september and playing until we knew that we could get through those first couple of steps and and as we saw some success and and modified our plan we finally started thinking about playing honestly in august And until then our task force just didn't wanna talk about it We wanted to make sure that we were being safe. Every step along the way i knew at when you when you got close to that decision and again we're all breathless here on the sports show because we're living at second to second and we're we don't know we really don't know anything. Other than what. What experts like you are saying in in mass media. What was there a tipping point when when when you when you saw something that helps you feel more comfortable in communicating and disseminating whatever you had to the powers that day I don't think there was a tipping point. I think that we very much of live this pandemic day-to-day at least up until This winter Wondering you know tomorrow going to be a different challenge and and a different set of things we're going to have to deal with. I think the biggest challenge for our task force was was not making a hurry decision. It wasn't making a decision it was. It was not saying we're going to make decision today. It was really taking every every day day by day and If there was a turning point it really was When testing opened up because we fought through the summer with the lack of available testing and we knew that it would be difficult to travel if we didn't have access to testing for all of our schools and we saw. We saw that really come at the end of august. And i think that that was finally a big push to say. Well if we can test kids and then we can travel.
"each step" Discussed on Scientific Sense
"Approaches in which The you know you have a computer. That's really predicting the consequences of of Of each movement it is trying to predict the kind of possible disturbances from the environment. It is trying to calculate how much torque is required. You know for for each step Things like that And i believe all that kind of computation is unnecessary if we simply have you know this kind of classic native feedback control loop with internal from states But the key is these internal reference states are adjusted by top down signals from hierarchic higher levels and that that's essentially the basic organization in our robot and our robot is also.
"each step" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"We will improve the if we don't you know then we we are going to have this problem that we say well at what point it. What is that point that it is too late. I you know. I'm not a scientist that i'm not going to say the point is were were at a never ending point at its. That's it where we're at one point. And i'm the one that's going to make that prediction. But what i am going to say is if we don't start doing something we're going to see less and less of the creatures that have been put on this earth that the less of the land that we all love the less of the flowers the birds the creatures. We all enjoy so much. There's not going to be many of them. We're going to delete them. And i think that's why we have to think about. What is it we need to do right now to to to protect that and i think we as citizens is is humanity. Have the opportunity. That's the most important thing. I say a lot of the dialogue of young children there at school and they often come home with different dog than i ever experienced at school about environmental recycling bias. Recycling just initiatives that they taking what initiatives from a governmental level. You sing that are impressing you if you look at. What from a government perspective. What i think is interesting is we've seen right now. This metamorphosis of i think companies and governments pushing for this transforming a to place that are like ease net zero program. The journey that you take you can see companies pushing for from now until twenty thirty that they would make a commitment to eliminate their scope emissions. You know there's a once two of three you've heard them say no direct emissions scope one created from your sources or your activities. You know that you're trying from your own heating or cooling that they're trying to do in their spoke to our indirect emissions. You know those are all kind of you buy by spoke three you know. Those are many of them are trying to reach by twenty fifty and that's transferred indirect emissions. You know and those are the ones that these this means any emissions you are engaged with from disposal of trash purchase goods. You know all host of things you know and the supply chain business travel really gets very complicated. No your entire product life cycle. It's there's a whole data tracking in everything that you're doing and it's full transparency and all of this but i think that's where guests this expertise. You look at your. Espn initiatives on this. This is where companies get really good and there are some really great companies stepping up. You see microsoft person crop. You'd see train. You see a lot of really good companies who are saying. We're hoping to lead the way amazon's trying to say we're going to do better and we're going to have you know. Corporate social responsibility. Experts were voided involved in this. That's how we're going to change the way we do think of. We aren't going to just throw anything in the garbage and anymore we're going to limit our waste. We're going to limit the way we do and weren't going to be more sustainable. We're going to be more circular in each step we take in. The process is going to make our world a better place for not just today's generation but the next generation and the generation after that and by doing that we get better. Thank.
"each step" Discussed on Fantastic Worlds Podcast
"Chested. Man with grey speckles peppered throughout his hair is skin darkly contrast the snow around him and he looks strikingly similar to idris elba. He hoped to large war hammer in his hand in. Besides the pack doesn't seem to carry much except for a small hourglass hanging off his belt. The sand in the hourglass is frozen in place. He suddenly slings. The war hammer office shoulder been some movement grabs his attention. A large black bear slowly begins to approach but with each step it takes the bear slowly shifts to that of a man. All the coin of the heralds of summers return that is the end of book. Three war Mineta dad oh very very hot. Dad the fantastic worlds. Podcast is a fantastic pods production. Oh my god. I'm to congratulations. You all are level nine. We hope you enjoyed the show. Can't get enough the wpa crew. We recommend connecting to the fantastic community. You can do this by joining the conversation on discord and read it or following us on facebook twitter instagram. You can find links to access all of those on our website at fantastic. Worlds pod dot com. What even more of the f. wpa crew join our patriot by going to fantastic worlds dot cash. I am dustin your game. Dad master you can find me at best alexander instagram or twitter. I'm abby and you can find me at bonanza feminine. This is angel can be reached at espinosa. Nine one six. This is jess still crying. You can find the act. The quake logan you can find me at main man. Oh eight mrs. Heidi the temp on the intern The intern on my last episode million v. a. m. h. i. l. i. o. n. That also makes me said thank you so much for being our miroslava for the last few episodes i guess were amazing. He were fun. And i hope you all enjoyed her on far beyond the stars as well. The song was composed and played by a hockessin. Thank you siren skate for your sound effects and music if you enjoyed the show do us a favor and help spread the words to friends and family. You think may enjoyed the show as well till next time..
"each step" Discussed on Long Story Short with Megan and Wendy: The Podcast
"Yeah but then like he's like oh you ever coming back down. We're what to watch his show. Yeah yeah i. I love you and i love the time we spent together as saw. Someone mentioned that they do their skin here in bad like they wash their face and then they take their skin care and they're just like sitting in bed. That wouldn't work for me. But i could see like the advantage like you're sitting on the couch and you're like doing each step because you have to wait in between i say all this and i'm really bad about this too because my problem is if i don't do it early enough i will stay up and say i will not go to bed with wash my face. I will not. But i will like scroll my phone until my eyeballs thought of my head to avoid going into the bathroom and washing my face in getting ready for bed so i don't do it early enough that i miss my window of motivation and i don't wanna do it anymore but i won't go to bed. That's my as problem. That sounds like a terrible cycle. And i try and do it early like i try and do it before we sit down to watch tv. Because then i am in my job as phases washington at any point. If i'm like i'm tired i can just go to sleep. But if don't do that then. I just sit there thinking i should go wash my face. I should go wash my face. I should and sometimes i'm like i don't wanna be like fully ready for bed at seven thirty but why. Why don't i wanna be fully ready for bed. Like what am i going to do. Who's gonna doing. Yeah has hard to break. They are hard to break. I kind of thinking. Should i go by cute little catty and then put my mak- or put my night-time stuff in that catty. And then just bring it downstairs with me it..
"each step" Discussed on The Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Podcast
"Team might be two thousand eighteen this point but he is projected to go to advance day. If you're wondering why some of the players are still stuck in a after a couple years not everyone's path through the mire leagues is the same. Your average is about a year in each step. If you're above average you might go up a step or if you get like emergency call to help fill in a role that by happen but mostly you spend a year in your class so again. That's not always the case. If you struggle a bit you might stick around next year. And then once you improve you go up class. Or there's also the ultimatum of if you don't really pan out you're released plants said.
"each step" Discussed on LIFE: Love,Insight, Fertility, Experience
"Yeah i know that's fun. I love what you said. Also bring you closer together because he can talk about it. It really can and may do bureaucratic failure. And you're they don't want anybody to know it has nothing to do with any of that. If somebody didn't have leg he wouldn't ask them to run a marathon. And unless you know some kind of super super Yeah i know. I've seen a lot of like when i watched the the olympics End parallel stunning. So it's amazing. How at out say some of these. These contestants who maybe are missing They are way stronger way faster than their two legged counterparts which is quite impressive whiteness. In i think that if you are having problems with anything whether it be sperm ovaries or anything once you come to terms with how you need to proceed. You can't be that mistrial. And i think the love that you're going to exude for the end result of the patsies. Even that much more not to say people don't love their children when they get pregnant. But you've worked so hard visibly emotionally financially. It's just it's absolutely absolutely i. I wrote a piece of while back. Actually disney was about how like. Everybody loves her kids. Absolutely i feel like i do love my kids so much more because i do appreciate them more because my wife almost didn't have them in. I remember thinking at a certain point in our journey that like we may remain have to live. Child was like which is fine. There's nothing wrong with that but we thought well maybe we have to reassess our future in it was very difficult journey in so I definitely hold my kids. I feel like just a couple of largest make sure that i remember that you know the struggle to give them in that how much i appreciate that. The science is here to help me have the family that i always dreamed about. Yeah you know it's beautiful Think through the process. There's so much that goes on. Each step is another decision. Each step is another evaluation at some people get our hand and they say which s them look at our live with different vision and maybe outage mild. So there's different and people take along this road in this journey that it sounds like there is a lock men can do to help themselves along the way and helps you can see and i find that i really because when you mentioned are not difficult challenges. And they stopped me. Smoking is in. You know it's easy. It's not our jewel there. They all are all just lead to a healthier lifestyle in general absolutely right and and that's the nice thing is that there's really nothing that you have to overcome. That's not overcome a ball right. So it's it's definitely possible. Definitely doable in many ways. Limited science we can improve even the sperm more. If needed so absolutely best last night. We wanted to ask you that question. More things that we should discuss am actually open to it. But how many. How many times do analog frequently banking I don't mean just a congressman her frequently. Would you'd think a challyi'j conceived not naturally through enterprise type of i the treatment with low sperm counts of the couples who come and see is roughly about ten percent really need iberia. So that's the good news is that even though he'd want even though you think you might have to go get treatment. It doesn't absolutely mean that you need. I get so that really something..
"each step" Discussed on Casuals: An Outsider Look at the Videogame Industry
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"each step" Discussed on WokeNFree
"Definitely question twenty. Should you expect to deal with failure in life. So the expectation of failure. I would say you should foresee failure. Should you embrace failure. Yes but do you want to like automatically say this is my plan and this is where i. This is probably where i'm going to fail. No but you should be able to foresee the risk. But not not say definitively. This is where you're going to fail because then then you are creating those moments of failure as opposed to having them happen and then learning to deal with it. It's i think it's a it's a thin line. There's a distinction but yes so them is really a yes or no. Are you saying not to people. Should not expect it right. Like is a part the plan. It shouldn't be like okay. There's ten steps on step six. That's where i'm gonna fail like. I think you should do that. But if there's a risk associated with each step you should be able to see it but not expect to fail because you're attracting the failure all right. So i i was. I was thinking of the question from a little different point of view. Because i i was i said yesterday and someone wants to said that failure is inevitable so i thought of it as that like you might try new things that no one's ever tried before most likely that it's gonna fail right secretary that's a failure but that doesn't mean you don't need you don't have to try again yeah retry you can do things. But it's like if you're trying something like trying to make the first airplane year the first year moments and not expect failure. I mean to me that seems impossible. He doesn't like it. Hasn't been done before. So i'm gonna fail but those failures are great. Because i'm going to learn from that to see how to improve. So i mean i guess it depends on how you how you make sense. 'cause i'm not a failure sounds on its face like a negative word. It depends on how you actually think about it. Correct and what it means. You can't just say oh failure. Is you lose like thinking about like that. Then yeah you would hate the word failure failures means. Hey now you've learnt how to improve your thing and get better in broths this not too bad so i was thinking from that. I know and that makes sense. That's cool that we answered it differently from the different approaches. Yeah okay well then. Last question out of the gate here is questioned twenty one. Which is what advice you have to share with someone..
"each step" Discussed on Beyond Picket Fences
"Corn is clear. You are clear nine out. I would like you just to tap your chest tap your chest just below your collar bone. Think i opened my heart. I my heart's now. And i went to feel this moore air come in through your heart and this warm air spreads to all parts of your body as warm air is a loved. It is beautiful. It's filling but this beautiful mugs. Fill you this. Warmth spreads to all parts of your body breathing in and breathing out like you to see a door in front of you like you you to open this door very good step through and i wanted to feel the grass beneath your feet on the ground beneath your feet is warm. It has sacked it is welcoming. You're connected to this ground. To this grass. The grass it is vibrant is clean it slash fields connection. I want you to feel the sun. Connect with the sun that shines the words of this entire place as places for you. This place is your home. Sps you bologne could breathing in and out to to see the treehouse. The tree house that is in front of you. Point to this tree house you can skip. You can help you can run. You can walk. go to your house. I went to feel the jewish boy. The lightness of this place. Want you to see the ladder and would like you to climb up this ladder. a slaughter. That was made just for you putting each foot in each step going up the ladder. Good now. I want you to open the door to your tree house in which you can sign in. I want you to feel the warmth and signed this tree house. Miss warn that is fulfilling by talapity. Brings you joy to to see the windows windows fitter money tree house you can see out you can see for miles outside of your tree house misprint. Joy aren't things that you can see from your tree house. Don't you look around your tree house. See all the things in your tree house. Is there a comfortable place for you to sit. Other books. is their music toys. What favorite things to you. Have inside of your tree house and went to connect with these things. I want you to hear these things. I want you to smell these things which is see these things to feel these things all these things inside. Your tree house are just for you. They are yours yours. They are for you they are yours they bring you joy had and let yourself feel and fill up with this joy this happiness. These are gifts for you user gifts for you want you to open up the windows of your tree house. Which elect the air blow. In through the treehouse. There goes in and out you are now connected to the air everywhere that the air touches you are connected to and you understand all these beautiful things. That are a part of your tree. House are now part of everywhere that the air touches. The air brings these things to all parts. Now it's time to go ahead and leave your tree house and i want you to say. Thank you treehouse. Thank you you bring me joy. I'm thankful for you. i am worthy. i feel fulfilled. I love you re house..
"each step" Discussed on Flash Fantasy: Rift Walkers
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"each step" Discussed on The Python Podcast.__init__
"The cool thing is if you think about data engineering like airflow based data engineering workloads or workflows. It feel it static. And i think that there's room for experimentation during the actual development. You can get to a better place much sooner. You can discover issue much sooner where we actually were surprised by a found later was that renewed that data processing wrangling was a huge part of a lot of data workflows because you typically have to like mangled wrangled data to get in shape before he can do the actual saying what we've noticed if that can be interactive can visualize. The values were distributions of columns. And if you can do that interactivity. It's a lot less painful because you don't have to kick off a job. wait look at. The output owed status actually contains some no values rinse repeat that tedious process with orchestra can inject using the interactivity between each step. In the damn pipeline. And so we've known that it's very easy to pinpoint where it goes wrong. Spot those issues before they require like a full run of the whole by blind so like partial running of a subset of the doug really Baked into our guest. We didn't expect that because we built this. I for data scientists. Emma modeling predictive modeling and inference but actually for a lot of data. Etl workloads it turns out to work with me. Well so that was kind of an expected in your experience of building the orchestra project and building a business around it. What are some of the most interesting unexpected or challenging lessons that you've learned in that process. Think the difference between so for engineering in theory and in practice in theory. Everyone's just right tests right tests the some tests for argus manuals. Everything is doku rice. It seemed right for services. The district also run on like the actions instead of only locally basically after boards in its entirety do a cloud yet which is dan showdown during all again and so we actually lose entirety of orchestrating fooled into instance so doing full integration snug..
"each step" Discussed on Seek Outside Podcast
"At a horseshoe is about. I guess we got lucky in. We had a double hedda on opening day to nice. Billy's and i don't know if you know if you guys have done much manton goat hunting. But i live in some pretty pretty hectic terrain Not always but this time they were and i wanted to do a full body mount with the goat just because it was a there was a beauty goat and i wanted to. I don't even have any bruin for this thing. But i just really wanted to do it. So unpack sub. Between nick fog on media we had over one hundred pounds of goat with the the hide in the mate. In the head and blah blah blah. So we're trying to get off this mountain and There was this. We just hit this and it was kind of nice because wins. Shell and spray so you could almost just push food into would decelerate each step down which was really nice. Yeah plunged and then. I guess we just hit this one. I was really relying on that like that. Was saving grace to get us down the mountain and then we hit a one section. And i couldn't tell from above but that wasn't deep scrape it was just the pebble models on really compact grant on the eighth and i hit that and it was like bowl bearings and i went for a spill Immediately that something's not right. Something hurts. I manage to sort of dig my heels in and i think i had my foot wedged against it's a little little troublesome those coming up and i put on my shoulder and my shoulder is not there i can. I'm touching my shoulder. Strap with my backpack but my the the bone talk my shoulders. Not it's significantly lower. So i'm yelling back to nico's behind me. And he's behind me filming a filming an instagram story. Something haven't and yell and yell. And i'm like dude. I'm really hurt and i woke worked. Pretty quick but shoulder was dislocated.
"each step" Discussed on Thinking Like A Genius Podcast
"Yourself whether you believe that self talk and unthinking that's challenge for people to externally tried inject because they've got to that situation where they got that self belief wits Taken hold will hanging roots if you're used analogy of seve because it's it's to be something that one. The person accepts into that they willing to nurture in a way to actually develop into something more So do you actually use an example where you cite be somebody tight something that feel positive about and use that as a starting point to develop further use at all book. Yea i think that to vote that further. I think you're making a really good point. I think that To have a belief in yourself or to take something to the next level. When you're maybe thinking. I mean i kind of believe it or a kind of field about myself but i could have better confidence or belief is you know i think that gratitude in general is so important not only with how our day is you know how much joy we have in our day or just our attitude of our day or of life but i think that gratitude in i guess with an attitude right if you have a positive attitude or something. You're usually getting back. What you put out so i think that in order to get a little bit more you i have to appreciate what you have meaning if you have gratitude for the simple things that you have now in order to get something else you i have to have gratitude for what you have so if you want to be as an example if you and we do talk about the coming a good sticker in the book and speaking in front of people which is a fear that a lot of people have if you want to be this international speaker but you're starting at point a. And it's not that good. I have to be grateful that you have a voice right in that you can use your voice in that you can look at people that are speakers and gathered some tips from them so no matter where you're at in life and not comparing yourself to others. I think gratitude is a big key with where you're at and then where you want to go understanding net with the gratitude with what you currently have. You will be able to move forward. That makes sense like away that you've highlighted that because it's a it's a good way of shutting that yes starting by being grateful allows you to then feel good about yourself. Something which you identify was because being grateful for something that you already know on joel reddy recognize because in essence you called light to the brand new called light yourself because brian will just reject anything which doesn't feel as troop winston doesn't resonate was by being grateful for something that you already have experience so that you can do then allows you to say okay. I can bowl opposite. Strength by focusing on this as a strength are both on the things that already have and take a step further and that's a process of coming back to what you said before growth mindset a learning mindset and developing skill in developing as a capability because each time taking the speaking for example. You'll say okay fine. I'll stand up in a classroom when i'll speak in front of my classmates. I'll stand up in front of a group of people talk about a topic that i like. Stand up in front of a bigger group and then slowly developing your skill as a speaker in larger and larger audiences but you not jumping into the deep end than speaking two thousand people you slang with people that you i know and understand that you feel more comfortable with each step you take. You're pushing yourself. Further and further Needs the same irs when it comes to spoil to any skill development. It's.
"each step" Discussed on The Minerva PLM TV Podcast Show
"Subject matter. Experts who to stop each step lock rosettes insight. But you've also got to bring in the customers into as well so the people who are walking with Day today so they're probably the ones that are feeling the pain or feeling pain from the symptoms. This coming out loppers. That's awesome from somewhere else. And the problem not being fixed so some of the the key things they are really is a solid when you map out the pros s breaking dime each step an understanding for each what's the inputs and outputs of loss that what happens inside that process stat and what tools are used war the constraints potentially on the process so it could be regulatory information required. It could be when you're looking at the process is the way we've always done. It seems to be a great grapes of excuse for lots of things are is it legacy tools that mandates and you have to walk a specific way between they the Sme's on the customers. They stopped to get a real understanding of the cause problems. And in some cases you might have to dig quite deep the problem area to actually get to the real root cause because of the any improvement initiatives have probably happened worldwide over the years where they go to trying to fix the symptoms and then they wonder why the problem still exists or maybe mosit- for a few months. But the problem comes back so it's break break. The problem died the process to get to The real detail on each that wants to value odd was the Constraint select a boost asked to organization could be any of those So that coming up from there you've really done the it off. War all the paintbox iran that throws asked of a of impossible feed into the the drums relation that you need to make that it makes sense to me and i love that you mentioned that sometimes you have to go quite deep to get to the real root of the.
"each step" Discussed on Make the Grade with Dr. Steven Greene
"Seven steps Now each step is unique to the individual. And that's where the ones. I the one size fits all doesn't jive rate so each individual takes what they will and leaves the rest from each step so step one is to deepen your spiritual understanding. We've talked about this on past episodes. But you know the it's really about being able to have something greater than yourself to hand off the things that are outside of your control whether it's politics whether it's corona virus. Whatever it is so that's really really important. Step two is to identify your blocks so what is really stressing. You out truly. And then let's go a step deeper and saying okay. What's beneath the surface of. I created more suffering. And so you can see how these don't necessarily lend themselves to everyone's going to do the same thing so for me it i. My block may be a limiting belief around money as an example. We hear about that all the time. for someone else it may be. Their block is A relationship right. So it it could for each individual's very very different and it's about getting to okay. Here's the initial stressor. What's beneath the surface. Have i created more suffering for myself us. Yeah go ahead keep going keep going to say i can go through all seven steps or we can pause in between each one. That's up to let me let me let me take it in this direction for a second because a large fraction of my subscribers and listeners and if i can use the word fans typically parents often mothers women who have kids in school and if you are a parent and you have kids in school but by definition some stress comes with that right. It's just it's just it even when it goes great. You're the best in the world. There's still things that happen Is there anything. I mean anybody can plug into what you're saying because they can Molded to within your framework is is there..
"each step" Discussed on Loving The Work You Do
"They hated each other but they grew up together in a small country town and south carolina and then fell in love later but so their families were really close right They all went to school together and new each other so he was very intentional about the entire time having her family involved and when it When it became clear that she was Passing away he said. I want her brothers and sisters here as so we did what was necessary to get people in the room but then he was also like you know people that were imported in different phases of their aides. He invited them in as well. And i even remember We had to go into a room to make a decision about. Do we resuscitate or not. And so he invited people who weren't in the immediate family but he's like they were there and he's like would you like to join us and it was really just a discussion and is interesting. By the time we had almost gotten to a decision. There like feet passing. You know and we're like we've made our decision is we also felt like got me. Help doesn't make the decision in that space. But he was really helpful and like taking off all of his emotions and really being like. Let's talk about it and so that was one thing and i just the whole time. He was very much. Like how are you feeling about this. This is what's going to happen next. How like oregon shutdown. This is You know when they call us in the room for this this is what it means and so he really just helped. Prepare us for each step and again in a way where you know. I'm sure he was dying on the inside but he was able to Kinda like whether it was healthier not he had to deal with his grief later but he was able to say you know what i wanna be able to help. Guide them through this. It could be a lot harder than what it was. And he doesn't have medical background but he understood what the process was from working in hospitals. you know as part of his chaplaincy residency and it was really helpful to be able to have that experience. So that's all. I kinda saw him show up at that time. That was amazing. Just you just mentioned in the things he did okay. That's something you should do. Your dad had the difficult conversations with the wall during the grief like. That's an amazing father. If i can say so myself so thank you. Thank you for sharing that I believe those are really valuable information for anyone. Listen so i'm going to go on to another question. So i know for me at this point in my life and definitely going into the future talkin about grief and sharon. How the same. How your dad helped people would be something that i would do. I love how you said that your dad people that they knew you know who are not necessarily the traditional state boulders in to the room to be part of the decision making..