40 Burst results for "Elon"
A highlight from The Chopping Block: Michael Lewis Swindled, SBFs Effective Altruism Ruse, Ethereum Protocol Enshrinement - Ep. 552
"The claim that Michael Lewis makes is that he thinks that Sam lost his way, but fundamentally he was more or less the same guy. He never really believed in crypto. He always saw crypto as instrumental. And that, I think everybody who's ever met Sam agrees with, is that Sam was not a true believer. He didn't really care that much about the industry. He saw it as an opportunity to make money. But it wasn't because he loves cars or private jets or whatever. Not a dividend. It's a tale of two quants. Now, your losses are on someone else's balance sheet. Generally speaking, airdrops are kind of pointless anyways. I named trading firms who were very involved. DeFi protocol is part of the antidote to this problem. Hello, everybody. Welcome to The Chopping Block. Every couple of weeks, the four of us get together and give the industry insider's perspective on the crypto topics of the day. So quick intros. First, we've got Tom, the DeFi Maven and Master of Memes. Next, we've got Robert, the crypto connoisseur and Tsar of Superstate. Then we've got Tarun, the Giga Brain and Grand Poobah at Gauntlet. And finally, I'm Haseeb, the head hype man at Dragonfly. We are early stage investors in crypto, but I want to caveat that nothing we say here is investment advice, legal advice, or even life advice. Please see ChoppingBlock .xyz for more disclosures. Okay, so just for context for everybody listening, we are recording this on Monday morning, US time. The news by the time this drops, I'm certain is going to be 100 % about the FTX sandbankment free trial. So I believe the trial starts on Tuesday. So by the time this goes out, I think it's going to go out Wednesday morning. And so we're televising this from the past, basically. At the end, we should make our predictions and then our listeners can listen to whether we're horribly wrong or not about what will happen. Okay, all right. All right. We'll end the show with some predictions about how the trial is going to play out. The trial is going to take multiple weeks, so we'll have plenty of time to do the play by play as the trial is actually playing out. But in the lead up to the trial, all eyes have been on Michael Lewis. So Michael Lewis, a very famous finance writer. He was the author of the Flash Boys book, if I'm not mistaken, yes. And so he, long story short, he was kind of embedded with sandbankment freed for something about a year and a half since 2021, before FTX collapsed, basically more or less lived with him in the Bahamas and was writing a book, didn't know what the book was going to be about. And he's dropping the book tomorrow. So the day the trial begins, Michael Lewis's book is going to drop. It's called, what is it called? Finding Infinity or something. So I don't know, something like that. And he appeared on 60 Minutes to give something of a preview of what the book is going to be about and his perspective on sandbankment freed. And this interview has got the entire internet in a tizzy. I watched the entire interview. The first thing I'll say about 60 Minutes is it's really weird that 60 Minutes is not 60 Minutes long. Like if you watch it, it's like 27 minutes long, which is like, there are so many commercials on TV. It's crazy. There are multiple stories within an episode. So in aggregate, it's 60 minutes long, but you're right that the content is only like Oh, I didn't realize it wasn't the only story. Okay. You ever see 60 Minutes? Yeah. It's like 40 minutes of, I do not watch 60 Minutes except at very, very brief snippets when something important is on. To be fair, the ads definitely make it less than 60 Minutes, I'm pretty sure. Yeah. Well, I watched it on 2X. It was 13 minutes for whatever the period of that 60 Minutes was. So there were a few snippets from the 60 Minutes story that got the internet really excited. One of them was this anecdote that apparently near the end of the FTX, right before FTX collapsed, Sam Beckman -Fried, in part of his effective altruistic mindset and thinking about ways to ameliorate risk in the world, he believed that one of the biggest risks in the world was Donald Trump. And he knew that Donald Trump was going to be running in the next election. And so he contemplated paying Trump not to run in the upcoming election. And so apparently word of this got to Trump, Trump named a price, which was $5 billion, and SPF, at the time that FTX collapsed, apparently SPF was trying to figure out the legality of paying Trump not to run in the 2024 election, but then FTX collapsed and this never happened. Kind of an insane story. I don't know what you guys think of this. Obviously, there's no way he had the liquidity to be able to pay $5 billion in cash to Donald Trump. So this feels like kind of a harebrained story. Well, Alameda had the customer liquidity. And I feel like at a certain point, when they were doing the math, they did have access to $5 billion. I mean, there was also other stories where he was trying to invest multiple billion dollars in Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter. Like when these multi -billion dollar opportunities came up, I assume they looked at the metaphorical piggy bank, saw that there was high single digit, low double digit billions of dollars available and thought, well, what are the craziest things possible with this? It's not the first time there's stories of him using multiple billions of dollars potentially on something. So I believe it. I believe he probably tried. I'm sure that's not legal. Maybe it is. I doubt it. I can't see why that wouldn't be illegal. Not to rib a sieve like I did at that time, but you know who was doing all of these deals of trying to pay billions of dollars for both Twitter and Trump was McCaskill. So apparently the book describes the McCaskill piece as the interlocutor for all of these kind of ideas. So apparently he was the one who came up with the idea.
Fresh update on "elon" discussed on Simply Bitcoin
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A highlight from 1420: Bitcoin Will Surpass $1,000,000 By This Time - Max Keiser
"And here's your prescription. I know just the pharmacy to get this filled. Who are you? A pharmacy benefit manager. A middleman your insurer uses to decide which medicines you can get, what you pay, and sometimes even which pharmacy you should go to. Why can't I go to a pharmacy in my neighborhood? Because I make more money when you go to a pharmacy I own. No one should stand between you and your medicine. Visit PHRMA .org slash middleman to learn more. Paid for by pharma. In today's show I'll be breaking down the latest technical analysis as one analyst predicts a Bitcoin price crash all the way down to $20 ,000. And check it out moving forward all crypto news alerts YouTube videos will have both English and espanol subtitles available. I'm also currently working on a dedicated channel dubbed 100 % in espanol. Let me know if that excites you. Also check this out Stanley Drunkenmiller is now known as one of the most successful hedge fund managers on Wall Street and is currently worth $6 .2 billion. He says straight up frankly if the goal bet works the Bitcoin bet will probably work better per each. Also in today's show Ethereum futures ETFs garner a lukewarm reception on the first day of trading with all of the trading volume across nine products at less than $2 million. We'll also be discussing the crypto community tells Elon Musk to dump the Satoshi X account. I'm also going to be sharing with you a Satoshi Nakamoto secret email emerging from the shadows never shared before. As well as here's what's in store for Bitcoin in the S &P 500 for quarter four of 2023. According to crypto analyst Jason Pizzino I'm also going to be sharing invest answers unveiling his max upside price target for Bitcoin in 2025. And quoting Max Keiser from November of 2011 he says Bitcoin has about 100 ,000 users now. My goal is to try to get that number up to 1 million in 2012. He also shared his short -term price target of $65 ,000 back in January of 2021 and lo and behold by November we smashed that price target. He now says that BlackRock agrees with my 220 ,000 interim price target for Bitcoin which he says is still in play. He also says by the time America catches up to El Salvador and starts buying Bitcoin the price will be over a million dollars per coin. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. yo what's good crypto fam this is first and foremost a video show so if you want the full premium experience with video visit my youtube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net again that's crypto news alerts dot net welcome everyone just joining us this is a live show as you know seven days a week welcome to the number one daily Bitcoin pod this is pod episode number 1420 just blaze today is October 3rd 2023 and the markets are correcting and consolidating after the recent pump let's kick off today's show with our market watch as we do each and every day you can see Bitcoin correcting down 2 .2 % trading just above twenty seven thousand two hundred dollars also ether is down trading at 1650 along with the majority of the altcoin market and checking out coinmarketcap .com we're still sitting at 1 .08 trillion dollars with roughly 36 billion in volume in the past 24 hours we've got the Bitcoin dominance which has recently been on the climb currently at forty nine point three percent with the ether dominance barely up trading at eighteen point four percent and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours we got gala leading the pack up almost seven percent trading at one and a half cents followed by conflux up three percent trading at thirteen point six cents followed by polygon matic three percent trading just under fifty seven cents and checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past week we can see ultimately a sea of green with a handful in I mean a sea I should say of red with a handful in the green with our LB leading the pack of roughly seventeen percent with the biggest losers being Bitcoin cash and Ave down collectively roughly seven percent and checking out the crypto greed and fear index one of my favorite indicators hence why I shared every day in the show we're currently rated dead in the middle with a 50 which is neutral same as yesterday last week was a 46 and last month a 40 in fear so there you have it how many of you are currently bullish on the king crypto let me know and how many of you are anticipating a low as I'm going to be sharing an analyst predicting a twenty thousand dollar price crash and we'll be breaking down everything in between so let's get it shall we and again welcome to everyone just joining us make sure to say hello in that live chat as this is a live and interactive show and at the end of the show I read everyone's comments out loud so let's break down today's Bitcoin technical analysis Bitcoin just hit six week highs to start off October but some forecasts still see the Bitcoin price returning to twenty thousand in which lo and behold there's a CME futures gap if you didn't know and while up around six percent since the start of last month and now circling twenty seven five Bitcoin is not fooling many with its current price behavior the Bitcoin price strength in the recent weeks has many market participants hoping for a push and even through thirty thousand resistance send it let's go for some there remains every reason to be cautious however in an ex post analysis published October 2nd popular trader crypto bullet reiterated that twenty thousand is still very much on the radar as the Bitcoin price target the latest trip to twenty eight six he argued is now forming the right hand shoulder of a classic head and shoulders chart pattern with the downside logically due to follow if it completes quitting analysts here second half of October should be bearish in my opinion the idea was built on an August roadmap with a short term upside target of twenty eight thousand before reversing towards that twenty thousand target let me know if you agree or disagree with the analysts I disagree I think we are bullish for this October and I think we're more than likely to continue up but it's good to cover all our basis is here now not all reasons headed heeded his warning with fellow popular trader you easy in particular skeptical of the likelihood for this scenario playing out crypto bullet however is far from alone when it comes to fearing that the worst for Bitcoin is over yet and one of crypto quants quick take blog posts on September 28th we had Wetson founder and CEO of crypto trading resource dominando crypto compared bitcoins performance between 2020 and 2022 quitting the analysts here between 2020 and 2022 Bitcoin underwent a notable appreciation region historic highs and capturing global attention however this phase was followed by significant correction that caused the prices to plummet sending crypto back to the lower levels say goodbye to your credit card rewards big -box retailers led by Walmart and Target are pushing for a bill in Congress to take away your hard -earned cash back and travel points to line their pockets Senate bill 1838 would enact harmful credit card routing mandates that would end credit card rewards as we know it if you love your credit card rewards visit hands off my rewards calm and tell them to oppose credit card routing legislation paid for by the electronic payments coalition now we also suggest that should history repeat a sub 20 ,000 level could resurface and an accompanying chart offered a fractal which now has been subject to a repeat quoting him again now in 2023 we are once again witnessing Bitcoin achieving over a hundred percent gains attracting substantial interest from institutional and retail investors nonetheless the market has recently experienced significant volatility and a downward price trend the similarity to the past raises questions about whether we are witnessing a repeat of the 15 ,500 USD if this fractal holds over the next few weeks which could result in a series of FUD and negative news in the crypto space furthermore there's a possibility of a redistribution where the price threatens significant highs but institutional profit -taking forces the price down creating the atmosphere of uncertainty in the market and as reported we also had another analyst rack capital who's demanding that the bulls step up to protect this support in order to avert the long -term retracement now for news as I shared in the intro of the show moving forward all crypto news alerts YouTube videos will have both English and espanol subtitles available and I'm currently working on a dedicated channel dubbed 100 % and espanol so we can serve our Latin community for the Bitcoin daily news let me know if this excites you and if you'll be one tuning in and also as shared here breaking news Stanley drunken Miller known as one of the most successful hedge fund managers on Wall Street who has worked 6 .2 billion he says frankly if the goal bet works then the Bitcoin bet will probably work better how many of you believe that he is probably right let me know your honest thoughts fam in the comments right down below and with that being shared yesterday was a historic day for ethereum futures ETFs launching however they ultimately flopped with less than two million dollars in trading volumes across nine assets so let's break this down and discuss it shall we here we go check it check it check it the rush of excitement that accompanied the launch of nine new ethereum futures ETFs appears to have yielded little in the way of investment dollars in comparison October 2nd nine new ETF products which are designed to track futures contracts tied to the value of the ethereum native currency arrived on the market of these funds only five hold exclusively ether futures while the other four track a mixture of Bitcoin and ether futures contracts quoting Eric Balchunes right here unprecedented day today with multiple ETFs all launching at the same time no clear winner has emerged all of them were pretty average lower than I would have predicted but it's a long run and remember these hold futures ETFs investors much prefer physical to derivatives that's right we much rather prefer spot ETFs because there's nothing but manipulation and price suppression continuously occurring in the futures market all by design hence by the regulators decide not to approve anything spot related but they continue to approve the futures ETFs which blows my mind personally in total all nine ETFs witness less than two million dollars worth of trading volume which is essentially nothing as a midday Eastern Time on the first day of trading the most popular of the futures ETFs products were Valkyrie's Bitcoin strategy ETF which tracks the combo of Bitcoin and ether raking up a total of 880 2 ,000 worth the volume it's worth noting had already been trading as a Bitcoin only futures ETF since October of 2021 but then adjusted its strategy to also include ETH the first day trading volume of ether ETFs paled comparison with that of the pro shares Bitcoin strategy ETF which debuted October of 2021 one month prior to hitting that all -time high and during a roaring market for crypto assets obviously it witnessed more than 1 billion dollars in trading volume on its first day so Wow compare that 1 billion in 24 hours to less than 2 million in 24 hours crazy now Balchune has noted that compared to the regular traditional finance ETF launched the volume witness was actually quite a lot though investors tend to prefer spot ETF products over futures Balchune has explained that all the products were scheduled for launch on the same day as the SEC wanted to prevent any one fund from gaining market domination now what if the SEC decided to do the same thing with the spot ETF approved them all at the same time like whoa meanwhile a range of United States firms jostled for the pole position for the nascent ether futures market ETF firm volatility shares canceled his plans to list a similar product saying that it didn't see the opportunity at the current time well we all know this we're all seeking the spot ETFs those are the game changers and there is probably about a 95 % chance that the BlackRock Bitcoin spot ETF get approved in 2023 I mean 2024 we're in 2023 hopefully right before the having occurs scheduled to be in what is that April of next year roughly six months out as we know it's gonna trigger trillions of dollars cascading into the Bitcoin market and that alongside the Bitcoin having are the two biggest catalyst for 2024 and let's add a third bullish catalyst which is a supply shock as there's currently less than two million Bitcoin sitting on the exchanges and for these ETFs once they get approved for the spot they have to be holding the underlying asset so there's gonna be mass accumulation continuing by the whales not only in this fourth quarter of 2023 but collectively in 2024 as well so let's freaking go and with that being shared now for the Satoshi X saga going on and also I want to share with you Satoshi Nakamoto's secret letter which came from the shadows never shared before I've never read it I'm gonna be reading it in real time with you so let's break this one down shall we members of the crypto community have rallied behind a post on X calling for Elon to remove a profile claiming to be the fabled creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto and here's your prescription I know just the pharmacy to get this filled who are you a pharmacy benefit manager a middleman your insurer uses to decide which medicines you can get what you pay and sometimes even which pharmacy you should go to why can't I go to a pharmacy in my neighborhood because I make more money when you go to a pharmacy I own no one should stand between you and your medicine visit ph RMA org slash middlemen to learn more paid for by pharma October 3rd the user posted saying that both the account claiming to be Nakamoto and account with the handle Bitcoin should be removed because they breached the platform's terms of service which says doesn't allow misleading and deceptive identities as predator shared here hey Elon Bitcoin and Satoshi accounts are in breach of your terms of service for using misleading and deceptive identities please remove their checkmarks I guess it could be confusing to people thinking it is an official Bitcoin account and we know there will never be an official Bitcoin account and an official Satoshi account which we all know there will never be an official Satoshi account he says you can't misappropriate someone else's identity without disclosing you are a parody account it is no different than making a fake Tesla or Elon Musk account and I think he makes a great point what are your thoughts chat let me know the true identity of Nakamoto has been subject of discussion and the Bitcoin and crypto community as we know since the inception Satoshi X account is reportedly run by a user named Andy Rowe who was claiming to be posting from a profile back in 2018 and on July of 2018 Rowe said he curates quotes for the Satoshi account as outlined right here the account had been quiet since October 31st of 2018 however October 2nd yesterday the account made a new post saying Bitcoin is a predicate machine and went on to explain that it would explore different aspects of the Bitcoin white paper over the coming months as Satoshi Nakamoto announced here on X now what are your thoughts fam let me know another user call for the accounts to be disabled linking or likening them to how X responded to the account with the handle internet yeah interesting the Bitcoin creators true identity to this day remains a mystery what many people over the years claiming to be the true Satoshi the most prominent of which is fake Toshi Craig right now let's discuss this particular letter which recently surfaced from the shadows allegedly from Satoshi Nakamoto check this out fragments a Satoshi secret identity the genius responsible for the birth of Bitcoin has resurfaced shedding new light on the creation of the world's first crypto this revelation comes in the form of an email and bearing the date August 22nd 2008 we all know the Genesis block was I believe in January of 2009 now the email director to computer scientist way die offers a captivating window in the nascent stages of bitcoins creation a journey that would go out to profoundly alter the contours of the global financial realm this recently unveiled correspondence serves as a valuable historical artifact shedding light on the intellectual exchanges and collaborative efforts that paved the way for the development of Bitcoin by delving into this previously hitting piece of communication from Satoshi to way day we gain invaluable insights into the genesis of the revolutionary crypto a technology that would ultimately disrupt and redefine traditional financial paradigms worldwide so let's discuss it in the email Satoshi expresses profound admiration for way dies be money page indicating a strong connection to dies groundbreaking work in the field of digital currencies Satoshi goes on to reveal his intention to release a comprehensive paper expanding upon dies ideas ultimately culminating in the birth of Bitcoin now let's read the actual letter you can see it's dated here August 22nd 2008 sent at 438 p .m.
Fresh "Elon" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Under current law a couple must wait six or 12 months but the DC Council is moving closer to passing a bill that would allow someone seeking to a begin divorce proceedings right away the change according to supporters the change would help domestic violence victims get out of abusive or relationships sooner a law speeding up the divorce process in Maryland just went into effect a legendary athlete is making history once again basketball legend Michael Jordan's now the first athlete to land on Forbes list of 400 wealthiest Americans the six -time NBA champ and Hall of Famers now worth more than 3 billion dollars thanks to his huge licensing deal with Nike and sale of his stake in the Charlotte Elon Musk took the top spot this year with a net worth of 251 billion dollars was Jeff second Bezos and Donald Trump I have a tremendous income he's still a billionaire but Forbes says he's no longer rich enough for its list the former president was about 300 million dollars short coming up in our top stories on WTOP multiple outlets are reporting this morning that congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio intends to run for speaker of the house to replace Kevin McCarthy hundreds of health care workers in Virginia and DC are off the job today as they're walking the picket lines against Kaiser Permanente classes are canceled at Morgan State University in Baltimore today five people were shot there last night at a homecoming event keep it here full details on these stories in the minutes ahead it's 1148 traffic and weather on the 8th and when it breaks let's see what's happening with Mary DePompa in the traffic center
A highlight from Elon Musk: Fiat Money is a Scam - When Bitcoin!? | EP 836
"Yo, welcome to another episode of Simply Bitcoin Live, we're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution, code breaking news, culture, and medic warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state. Interesting, Elon Musk, very interesting character, because it kind of reminds me of the gold bugs. Correctly identifies a lot of the issues, last, you know, one of the things that we're going to cover today, just someone asked, basically like, what is the scam that, you know, is so well propagated that people are just considering it a matter of fact? And Elon Musk just answered fiat money, fiat currency, right? But this reminds me of something that beauty on always says. If you don't, if you identify the problem, but you don't present a solution, it's like you're kind of running in the same place, right? And this, this also applies to politics as well, right? So, because politics don't like, you know, you can vote for the, you know, the liberal or the conservative or the independent or the libertarian or whatever. But if you don't fix the root problem, which is a bureaucratic elite have the ability to create money for free that everyone else has to work for, the whole system is rotten. If you don't fix that, it doesn't matter who you vote for, because the incentive structure is just not aligned, right? and So, Elon also talked about freedom of speech as well. And you know, he's, he's seen the writing on the wall, right? You know, there's some comments made by President Biden, basically saying that, you know, he's kind of bummed out that the US government can no longer ask Twitter to, you know, deplatform or censor certain things, even though that is explicitly against the First Amendment. But that goes hand in hand, right? That goes hand in hand with what I believe we're living through. As a human species, we're living through the disintermediation of information and the disintermediation of money. And all these old models, whether it's, you know, governments, you know, and their ability to control the narratives using media sources, you know, the internet has greatly diminished their ability to control the narrative, their ability to control speech, their ability to control money. And that, in turn, empowers individuals. And I think slowly but surely, with tweets from Elon, we're also going to cover a video from Eric Weinstein talking about, you know, how Bitcoiners are just saying Bitcoin fixes this. And he's like, that's not true. What you're seeing is the slow shift of the Overton window, the slow shift of the Overton window, slowly Bitcoin, the idea of Bitcoin is seeping into the mainstream. And I think that's why you have the hostility from governments, from the IMF, from the World Economic Forum, all these very powerful institutions that are just not fans of Bitcoin, precisely because, you know, it takes away their monopoly, their monopoly on information, their monopoly on money. So, yeah, we're going to cover that on today's episode. I think all roads lead to Bitcoin. We've made episodes on this before with Elon, you know, talking about potentially including a playman platform into X .com, formerly known as Twitter.
Fresh update on "elon" discussed on The Bitboy Crypto Podcast
"I wanted to buy more Tesla stock, not short it and dump it and say, Oh my God, he's running into the ground. Yeah. I mean, it's, it's based on emotion and it's rarely, I mean, when you look at like anything, crypto traditional stocks, like it's all emotional. Like this, a CEO could do something not even as bad as, you know, as bad as going on Joe Rogan show and smoking a little bit of marijuana, you know? And then the issue with that is like, you could sell the stock because you think that's bad, but people that look at the product, which was booming and especially in California, they're going to sweep up that stock because they know it's a good product. And that's not anything heinous. You know, if you do something heinous and some people will sell your shares as they should, you know, but that's crazy to me because he just delivered, like, I think Tesla's are great cars. Like if you, yeah, we actually had a, uh, drew, why do we want to buy a boring, actually don't say, don't say, I can't even remember. I float out the idea. We got to get a boring flame thrower. You know, he started the company. I think he raised 12 million. If my math career, if I remember correctly, raised about 12 million of selling a bunch of flame throwers, maybe around 10, we're getting one. We're getting one. Okay. Yeah. A boring company, space X, uh, you know, Tesla, uh, star link. I mean, they, they all seem to be doing pretty well and X he's a fighter for free speech. So to me, that's probably saving humanity. All right. That's a close, you know, it's close. That's a toss up. Yeah, sure. I guess I got to give, he's trying to save humanity. Number one, but, uh, he's trying to say free speech and to me, that's pretty cool. So, uh, Elon Musk live stream Diablo four on Twitter to show off Twitch, like features. I saw a little clip. He was just like, Oh, that was embarrassing. I almost died. Uh, when I read the book, they said he's actually insanely good. And I can't remember if it was space X or pay, maybe it was the PayPal. The X team, when he was early on PayPal, they joined a quake tournament with Elon Musk. They got second place. Wow. Elon's company joined a freaking quake tournament and they got second place. They said he's really, really good. Crazy, insane Twitch reaction speed. I was just like, he's a gamer. I knew he kind of played, but I didn't know he was good. I'm a former Twitch streamer. I know. Yeah. For a game that I like. So to me, I'm like, I, I, you know, I respect the hustle. I respect the drive, what it takes to become a top tier game. Oh yeah. And quake tournaments. It's not just some like obscure thing. That's the hardcore people, any high level, upper echelon, any game, the skill level is insane. It's not even funny. You know what I mean? Like, so CS go to be good at anything. Call of duty. Why do you think Sam Bankman freed couldn't get out of bronze league? He's just bad, bro. He you know, it's fine. Okay. Okay. Good escape by the games. All right. Yeah. That's a fair assessment. Uh, he better be good at holding the soap. Hey, let's talk about, uh, yeah. So this is going to be a new feature. Maybe we'll do something here. You know, I'm down, I'm down to play a little magic, the gathering or something. You guys are down. I brought the storm deck with me. So I don't think DZ wants the smoke right now, but he doesn't play cards. You don't play actual cardboard. Oh, if I was to play against storm, I guess I would just want to, uh, disrupt your hand with black removal. So I would probably just go with something with a lot of thought, and inquisitions. We'll see. You know, that destroy your combo. Took a great shot. Yeah. There's so many people were like, Oh my God. Your grape shot. They don't get a great shot. They don't understand. Yeah. All right. All right. Well, uh, yeah. Uh, I I'm rooting on the gaming there. All right. Let's uh, all right. One more thing on the Fiat scam here. Tom Hanks, Oh, Mr. Peace and other celebrities worn over AI deep fake scams. Yeah. We're going to see more and more of this. Oh yeah. Fake Tom Hanks going to tell you to invest in box of chocolate coin. And next thing you know, ends up being a rug pull. Yeah. Uh, yeah. Just, you gotta be careful out here. There's going to be more and more of these. So, uh, it looks like a lot of people are getting this deep fake scam out of me. Are they ready to handle the rise of AI deep fakes? This is a serious problem. Yeah. Uh, that almost reads like someone gave it to them. Yeah. So like read like Jimmy's language doesn't post, but what I tell people out there, if it's too good to be true, it probably is like, even if you see Vitalik who had his ex account hacked a couple of weeks ago, if it's too good to be true, please don't click on a link and plug your wallet up into it. Cause I mean, these make millions of dollars within or hundreds of thousands of dollars within a couple of hours of being up. So these, you see somebody, you see Tom Hanks shilling box of chocolate coins, you know what I mean? Or anything like that. All right. All right. Tom Hanks has a coin. What are we calling it? I just came up with a box of chocolate coin, but I think we can do better. We got Wilson. Oh my God. It probably would be Wilson. It'd be the Wilson face. All right. All right. Drew's in the lead with Wilson right now. What else? I mean, I don't think mannequin it's taken off or mermaid, you know, I don't think it's obscure things. Big gotta be Wilson. It's gotta be big is probably the best name for a coin, but it's just to obscure a movie and there's really no connection there. Yeah. Uh, yeah, it's gotta be Wilson. It's gotta be Wilson or frazzle. I don't know what that is. Uh, we don't talk about that here. Drew that is basement talk. I didn't finish the sentence. Yeah. Um, you just know the, the groups that they've connected him to maybe related to an island. Oh yes, yes, yes, yes.
A highlight from Your-Weekly-Tech-Update-EP-132
"Hello everyone! Welcome to your weekly tech update, the show that explores the newest, coolest, and sometimes mind -boggling side of tech available on the interwebs. I am your tech therapist, Ray McNeil. I'm here to take your mind off of the current state of the world and my prescription? Technology. Coming up on the program today, Google's Tilt Brush virtual painting app is coming to the PlayStation VR. This has me so excited. Valve's first entry into the Half -Life world in 13 years is now available and it's in VR. And happening in this week's What The... We're actually going to rename the segment this week to give you just a moment of joy. That and a whole lot more coming up on today's edition of your weekly tech update, next. Hi everyone. Google's Tilt Brush painting app is conquering one of its few remaining frontiers. We're talking about consoles. The search giant has teamed up with Outerloop Games to release the 3D creative tool for the PlayStation VR. To no one's surprise, it's the same experience just in your living room. It turned your PlayStation Move controllers into virtual brushes that you can use to create pretty much any immersive masterpiece that you can dream up. And yes, Sony is aware that Move controllers aren't always easy to find. It's actually selling a $100 Tilt Brush bundle that includes two wands plus a code for Tilt Brush. That kit doesn't include the PlayStation VR headset itself, but it beats having to scrounge for controllers at other stores or even shops like Goodwill. However you complete your setup, it could be worth the expense if you need another creative tool to help you relax during a particularly stressful time. Dragon's Lair was a technological marvel when it was released way back in 1983. Instead of using conventional graphics of the day, which were not great at all, it featured real animation by ex -Disney animator Don Bluth enabled by beefy laser disc storage. It wasn't a particularly good game. Alright, it was horrible, but those stunning visuals turned it into a five -star quarter eater and inspired home versions on a variety of platforms. The original is on Steam right now if you wanted to play it, and GOG picked up the Dragon's Lair trilogy back in 2018. In 2015, Bluth and Gary Goldman launched a $550 ,000 Kickstarter project to help fund the creation of Dragon's Lair the movie. It tanked, so they cancelled and went to Indiegogo looking for $250 ,000 slightly over what was pledged on Kickstarter. At this time, they were actually successful, achieving their goal in just a couple of weeks and ultimately pulling in more than $350 ,000. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter anyway, the project has been picked up by Netflix, with none other than Ryan Reynolds in talks to star as Dragon's Lair hero, Dirk the Daring. Bluth, Goldman, and John Pomeroy, another animator who left Disney to work with Bluth, are producing this. Netflix confirmed the report on Twitter. Dragon's Lair isn't very big on plot. Princess Daphne has been kidnapped by the Dragon Singe and is being held in the fortress of the evil wizard Marduk. And Dirk the Daring, a bold, vaguely dumbwitted knight, crashes the castle to rescue her. The game itself doesn't provide any greater depth because it's basically a series of rapid -fire quick -time events. That means the writers have the freedom to run with pretty much whatever they want. But whether that's actually a good thing, we'll have to wait and see. Hopefully it will be better than Reynolds' last collaboration with Netflix, the Michael Bay -directed cinematic fiasco Six Underground. Honestly, I can't imagine it being any worse. However, I am an action fan and I did find some mild entertainment out of that movie. Tesla is preparing to release an update to its Autopilot system that will enable it to finally automatically stop at traffic lights. And a video of the system at work has already been released. The automaker is supposed to induce more advanced driver assist features meant to help city driving, the same way Autopilot has been helping Tesla drivers for highway driving. It's part of what CEO Elon Musk calls the feature -complete version of its full self -driving capability, which Tesla was supposed to push at least to its early access owners by the end of last year. Instead, Tesla pushed what Musk called a full self -driving preview, which was the integration of stop signs and traffic lights in Tesla's Autopilot visualization. When the automaker pushed the update in December, Tesla's Autopilot system didn't act on those traffic lights. Now, it looks like Tesla has started to push an Autopilot update with the actual ability to handle intersections to its early access fleet, a group of owners who beta test new software updates from Tesla. Out of Spec Motoring on Twitter, who apparently has access to a Model 3 with early access software, released a video of the new Autopilot software in action. It shows the Model 3 detecting the red light and stopping the car on its own with some new driving visualizations. The driver assist feature for city driving is part of a promise that Tesla has made since starting to sell its full self -driving package many years ago now. It's going to be available to owners of Tesla vehicles with the latest Autopilot hardware and who paid the $7 ,000 full self -driving capable package price, which has been listing these two upcoming features, recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop, and automatic driving on city streets. The fact that the feature is in early access right now means that Tesla is closer than ever to releasing it to its broader fleet, but the timeline is not exactly clear. Sometimes Tesla only takes days between pushing a feature to its early access owners and the larger customer fleet, while at other times it can take weeks. While Tesla Autopilot will be able to automatically operate at intersections like with Autopilot on the highway, Tesla still says that drivers must keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times and, of course, be ready to take control. The driver is still always responsible for driving a Tesla vehicle.
Fresh update on "elon" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"In Fredericksburg. Everything you every need time you listen. WTOP News 515. I'm John Aaron and I'm Michelle Bash. Nearly a year ago, WTOP's Neil Augenstein was diagnosed and began treatment for stage four cancer lung and this week he's sharing how he's benefiting from cutting -edge treatments. When we first met you we had this pattern of tumors that were in multiple spots. Days after my diagnosis I first met Michael Lyon, director of thoracic surgery at Inova Health System and the reason that surgery was not a viable option the day that you walked in the door. There was no way your body would survive the surgery that would be necessary to extract all the tumor cells from you. Surgery on both lungs in multiple tubes of your lungs you would almost envision a lung transplant needing to be required to remove all the tumors which really is not feasible but that changed after four months of one pill a day targeted therapy. The bug that you got remarkably reduced the overall number of tumor sites in your body and it narrowed down it to one single area today robotic surgeries through four tiny incisions very different from decades it's passed the only option of entry into the chest was to make a very large incision it's the larger incisions and the spreading of the ribs that induces a fair amount of pain for patients after surgery he and the robot removed the upper lobe of my left lung I went home the next morning for the majority of our patients things turn out to be better than they anticipated Neil logan stain the whole thing is just incredible a new achievement by one of the greatest of all time basketball basketball legend Michael Jordan's now the first athlete to land on Forbes list of hundred Americans wealthiest the six -time NBA champ and Hall of Famers now worth more than three billion dollars thanks to his huge licensing deal with Nike and sale of his stake in the Charlotte Hornets Elon Musk took the top spot this year with a net worth of 251 billion dollars Jeff Bezos was second and Donald Trump have a tremendous income he's still a billionaire but Forbes says he's no longer rich enough for its list the former president was about 300 million dollars short Monica Ricks CBS News a quick look now at the top stories we're working on at WTOP hundreds of health care workers in our area they are expected to go on strike this morning cancels classes today at Morgan State University in Baltimore or where five people were shot and wounded last night your phone will be making some noise this afternoon even if you will tell you why keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes
A highlight from Elon Musk's ESG Con (Feat. Eric Roesch)
"Welcome back everyone, I am Cas Pianci. I'm joined as usual by my partner in crime, Mr. Bennett Tomlin. How are you today? I'm doing pretty well. How are you Cas? I'm doing good. It's early morning here, but today we're joined by a really special guest, somebody who's going to be chatting us through some really fun kind of concepts of fraud, individuals involved that I'm surprised we haven't discussed before. Eric Roche. How are you today, sir? I'm all right. How are you guys? Hanging in there. As you said, when we first jumped on, there's a lot of fraud in the world and it is hard to find the time to constantly look into it, which is your job. I reached out to you because I've been reading some of your Elon Musk work, which has been incredibly informative. I'm honestly shocked that Bennett and I have never discussed, I guess we've never discussed in an episode, Elon Musk and our issues with him. I mean, I've made a bunch of videos and stuff about it. Yes. On your personal channel you have. You and I, who I think we almost equally don't like this guy, have somehow avoided this topic. But Eric, your work on SpaceX and some of the permitting, the issues around the chemicals and the sheer like, I don't give a shit about these regulations, been on the front lines of this. Can you talk about why you're so into this, why you're so fascinated by it? I actually want to start with a story from 1959. This is actually a piece I'm working on. We're going to go to the corporate headquarters of the Chisso Corporation in Myanmar, a province in Japan. In December of 1959, the CEO of the Chisso Corporation, which was a chemical company, had a big PR presentation. The company had just installed a new water purification system for their wastewater system, and he famously took a glass of water out of the bottom of this purification vessel and he drank it as a PR stunt. Just that moment in time is really interesting for me because it was preceded by multiple decades of the Chisso Corporation dumping organic methylmercury into the Bay of Myanmar. It's an organic liquid. It goes to the bottom. It bioaccumulates as it kind of goes up through the ecosystems. The bacteria will kind of incorporate the methylmercury. It stays in the cells and it'll go up to the muscles and then the fish. Cats started eating it and they started showing weird symptoms. Children started getting sick. The effects of this disease have gone on and it's still actually going on today. The reason that moment in time is so interesting is that people knew in advance that there were problems. It was very clear that this was the one kind of chemical dirty company in the area. And so it was easy for people to point at it. And what's really interesting about that PR event is that that was forced to be installed because finally government took action and this is in 1959, but they actually didn't stop discharging that chemical for about a decade afterwards. And what's fascinating about it is that treatment technique was basically to get out particulates didn't actually treat the methylmercury. The other reason I bring it up is that for the PR stunt and the fact that it was ineffective and then also the costs over this huge period of time were something that shareholders in the company would have wanted to know. That's something that we would have wanted to discuss. And so that's why my blog is kind of focused on these kind of ESG topics, which has become this really kind of crudely discussed topic. But really, it's about disclosure and how fraudulent things, fraudulent risks can kind of manifest in ways that people don't understand until after the fact. That's where I want to start off that discussion. That's an interesting story you told because I'm imagining this executive drinking this cup of water to prove it's clean. And I'm reminded of a more recent political event that kind of aped that same imagery. And I'm, of course, thinking of Barack Obama visiting Flint, Michigan, after they had completed the first wave of fixing some of the water issues. Yes. And they were holding this big press conference and he makes a big deal of getting this glass of water, he says is straight from the tap, and he drinks it up to prove it safe. Do you have any thoughts on that imagery, that parallel imagery between those two? Well, the reason I brought it up is is specifically because of that. Well, there's also an example where Halliburton executive and I believe Dick Cheney was at this event as well. They drank basically a diluted version of the fracking fluid out of out of champagne glasses and I will see it safe. And it's really fascinating because it's like, you know, look at like basically that was the first example of that. And we keep doing that. And Obama, I think he's kind of at the inflection point of why we are where we are. And he's a really great Segway into like Musk and how he's become kind of untouchable. How are you drinking the glass of water still? Right. Because even if even if it had a toxic amount, right, methyl mercury is dangerous because it accumulates slowly over time and then works its way up to the food chain. So you could drink glass that has a decent amount of methyl mercury in it. And like that water isn't going to do anything. You have to drink that same glass of water. You have to eat those shellfish or those oysters, you know, every day for years. And then it builds up, kind of manifests in this debilitating disease that the Obama example is exactly why I still bring that case up, because it's like, have we actually learned nothing? I actually have an even more recent example of exactly the same thing, which is crazy. But I don't know if you guys are familiar, there's a YouTuber named Kyle Hill who does science science YouTube stuff. And he was invited to Fukushima because, as you guys know, they're going to be releasing this this radioactive water that they've accumulated because they've if anyone is unfamiliar, they've had to kind of take seawater, pump it into this completely effed up clear reactor core and basically make sure that it doesn't explode again. And they're storing this water because they don't want to just pump it straight out into the ocean. Well, now they're going to be pumping it straight out into the ocean after they've tried to kind of dilute it down and ensure that it's not super full of radiation. But they're getting pushback from places like China and South Korea who are saying, hey, we're not going to eat your fish anymore. We're not going to eat your food anymore. Like this is unacceptable what you're doing. To be fair, I don't think this is on par with any of the things we've discussed so far. I'm bringing it up because Kyle Hill went to a Fukushima tour and they did exactly what you're talking about. They pulled out bottles of water and said, here, everyone, look at this radioactive water. It's not even radioactive. You guys are fine. Nothing's happening. You're you're not getting hit. Your Geiger counters aren't going crazy. Well, it turns out that they're using plastic bottles. So this is, I think, theta radiation. It doesn't go through thick plastic bottle anyway. Like nobody is drinking it. Nobody is doing like any of the proof isn't actually proof. This is actually part of what we're talking about in that this is just PR shit, whether it's Obama doing it, the Fukushima plant doing it, or in the 50s, Chisso Chisso. That's the other thing. All right. So the Fukushima water rights, you look at the data they've presented. I actually think it's probably not a problem because it's above background. That brings up the question, why do we distrust it? Right. And the Chisso Corporation is a perfect example. Well, you know, the government's lied about this before. It's the same thing that leaves a lot of vaccine skepticism we see about these things don't just come from nowhere. Right. So you see, you know, these these kinds of paranoia.
Fresh update on "elon" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"You ever seen an ad say for a nice juicy burger But ended up, well, kind of disappointed when you received the order at the restaurants. Well, one person Did and decided to do something about it Sue McDonald's and Wendy's over this for false advertising claiming their online Ads show bigger burgers than what is actually being served, but a federal judge stepped in in New York not buying it He dismissed the lawsuit in an opinion released over the weekend US District Judge Hector Gonzalez says the images on the company's websites include the weight of the meat and the calories each burger contains Wendy's and McDonald's have yet To to comment the lawsuit a beam like Mike now means even more these days Basketball Legend Michael Jordan's now the first athlete to land on Forbes list of 400 wealthiest Americans The six -time NBA champ and Hall of Famers now worth more than three billion dollars thanks to his huge licensing Deal with Nike and sale of his stake in the Charlotte Hornets Elon Musk took the top spot this year with a worth net of 251 billion dollars Jeff Bezos was second and Donald Trump have a tremendous income. He's still a billionaire but Forbes says he's no longer rich enough for its list the former president was about 300 million dollars short Monica Ricks CBS News. You are listening to 103 .5 sports at 25 and 55 powered by Maximus moving people and technology forward WTOP at 455 indeed sports time once
A highlight from Rising Auto Theft Rates: Urban Consequences and Solutions
"Well, you see how easy this is now. Now you look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks, this is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporations, but guess who's getting the guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton Foundation gets paid the rebuild Welcome right. to the podcast. We are in the same studio today, which is kind of nice. So thanks again for downloading. If you're just listening, if you're watching or watching the clips, uh, thanks for watching as well. And just for a quick mention, so I don't forget, if you haven't downloaded our app yet, I'm noticing we're getting a lot of downloads and the cool thing is when the morning Mike's program is going Monday, Wednesday, Friday, I'm the, seeing the view count go up and up and up, which is awesome. So I know we're only, you know, we're still in the dozens. I'd like to get into the hundreds and eventually thousands, um, but it's a cool program. If you haven't listened to it, it's a quick 15 minutes to quick by morning, run down three days a week of the top five topics, three minutes each. Do a great job. They do an awesome job when we're, when we fill in the stuff. We screw the whole thing up. Yes. Yeah. We, we blow the whole, the whole, uh, the schedule, but, um, but they do awesome and they're funny. I love it. It's a quick, you know, down and dirty 15 minutes, top five items of the day. And now you get your day started off on the, uh, they, you know, I think on the right foot, they were saying this week, like, Oh, it's so negative all the time, but I think they're hilarious. They take the negative stuff that's going on, but of course the negative stuff isn't the news. Yeah. Yeah. That's what we're seeing. I mean, carjackings again, Rochester had another, you know, record night. I mean, it's incredible how that was going on. And so it's amazing is, is like the Democrats just sit around and watch this happen in every city and every city. It's insane. Yeah. I sent you an article earlier this morning about Philadelphia. Let's see. I can find it. It's, uh, not that it's anything out of, you know, anything that we don't know about, but let's see here. Philadelphia swarmed by alleged juvenile. Come on, come on. Juvenile looters targeting the Apple store, Lulu lemon and footlocker. Yeah. So, cause they're starving. They're starving. They just, just need a little piece of ham and some Turkey. They need clothes and food. That's, that's only fair. I mean, they, you know, and once again, I know we've all heard this joke, but footlocker is not missing one pair of working boots. No, no, all the Nike's, all the Nike. Yeah. Well, some of those Nike's, I mean, Oh my God. Crazy. You know, talking about like, you know, thousands of dollars for a pair of, thousands, thousands of dollars. I was talking to my daughter and she said to one, one of her friends has a, as a pair of shoes were $1 ,200. I'll never forget the most expensive pair of shoes I ever bought. We were just starting a business. This was like 30 years ago now. Right. Crazy to think. And I remember somebody told me that maybe my dad was like, you got to have a decent pair of shoes. Right. And so I went up and I bought a pair of Justin and Murphy's. They're like 120 bucks at the time. Yeah. The most money I have ever spent on a pair of shoes. Now boots, I've spent more money on since because boots are more expensive, you know, hunting boots. Well, there's a purpose to them. I still don't spend more money on shoes. Like I'm wearing like Skechers or like $40. Like some of these Nike's $500. You can't tell me you're running faster. It's different when you're going to go out and buy a pair of like waders or something. You're going to use them. First of all, you're going to use them for the next 30 years. Right. And there's a purpose to them, right? Like, okay, they're more expensive, but I can walk through the water with them. Right. But if I bought like, if I had five, 600 hour pairs of shoes, I'd be afraid to leave the house. I wouldn't, I wouldn't get off the carpeting. Well, they're targeting the Apple store here, Glenn, because they'll buy jobs. And that's the only way to get a job is to make sure you've got an Apple iPhone. So it'll be like Chicago. We talked about this the other week with, with, uh, with Mike Speraza, Chicago is now forced to open or, or just talking about opening, you know, a, a government run grocery store in the inner city because they've all that. Well, they're going to, so they're going to, they're going to, the plan is to fight the communism with more kind of communism, right? That's going to work really well. But could you imagine how inefficient, first of all, Walmart's pulled out, Costco's pulled out, all the stores have pulled out because now target, have you heard targets now closing stores across the country? So target is now going through and discussing all the stores across the country, liberal target, liberal target. They put a black lives matter that they ripped down the smash of the window. I thought that'd be some sort of a shield or that we're just going to put up this, uh, this plywood and we're going to spray black lives matter on it. Hashtag hashtag BLM. And we'll be safe as they rip it out and use that same plywood to smash the window with. It's pathetic. There'll be nothing left in these inner cities. The problem is when it starts to spill over into the, into the, Oh yeah. This is, this is where it gets ugly. Well, they want it. That's what they want. That's, that's why people like, uh, the governor of New York, uh, you know, Kathy, the ice queen, Kathy Hochul is, is, you know, they first tried the push for section eight housing in the suburbs because that was only fair. Yeah. Now they couldn't get that through because the people in the suburbs are like, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Now they're busing in illegal immigrants in the middle of the night. And I tell you something, if these Democrats like Mark Poland cars were proud of what they were doing, they would have a welcoming party at noon at noon, high noon. They'd have a press conference welcoming our newest community members off the bus so that the whole community could see these family units that are getting off. You got the husband, the wives, the two kids, you know, the things that we see in our country, right? No, it's not happening. They're bringing them in at two o 'clock in the morning. So nobody sees, they're all, they're all 23 year old males, right? Or 18 to 25 year old males. Some of which are from the Congo. I don't know about the, uh, you know, the, some of the social norms in the Congo, but I'm just thinking that maybe they're a little bit different than the Western world. I don't know. I'm just thinking maybe not. Maybe they're exactly like us. I don't know. But they're exactly like us. Why would they want to come here? Why are they aspiring to come here? I don't know. Anyway, it's a fentanyl fentanyl up again, by the way, there was another report. I think it was on a Fox news. Well, good for the Republicans. I mean, at least part of them, I should say good for the five or six Republicans that are the extreme right wing, according to the media, that's holding this garbage up. No, shut the government down, shut it down, shut it down until there's no more money. Take the money, go into Ukraine and send it to Texas, which they did right to the border, which they didn't do last time. Right. Kept it open. That's what do you need? What do you need? We're out of control. The founding fathers gave the power of the purse to Congress and the, and the Pentagon, the Pentagon goes, yeah, you know what? We're just going to exempt Ukraine funding from the budget. So ha ha. We just went over 33 trillion. If you go online and look at the clock, it's moving fast, right? So we're on our way to 34 or 35. Can you even see the numbers anymore? They just blur blur now. So, so fast. Oh no. And, and good news, by the way, we're refinancing this debt at 5 % now, not at 1 % or zero like we were doing. Yeah. It makes a lot of sense. Yeah. It'd be great. Yeah. The fence talk about keeping rates higher for longer. I don't know. They're not going to be able to do that. They'll be cutting interest rates by next year. Mark by where? And the number one reason I say that is because when you talk to every economist, I say, that's not going to happen. And they are typically wrong. So if you take the, it's like saying betting against the casino, it's like saying, you know what? I don't think MGM is going to make money in the sporting books next year. Ma, they're going to figure out a way to make money. They'll rechange the lines, right? Well, you, all you need to do is look at it and get a bunch of economists in a room and ask them where they think the market's going to be and then do just the opposite and you would be way better. Yeah. Pretty much that's usually the way to go. No doubt about it. So the, the, the, the Pelosi, we were talking earlier about the Pelosi stock trader. Yeah. You can follow online. Now, some of these folks, we did the game show game last week. We talked about the, uh, the net worth. I picked the poor ones too. They were like 23, 21, you know, $20 million. Some of these folks are amazing. I mean, really just, you know, the wizards of smart on some of these are just really, timing is impeccable up here. This is somebody who is selling some software that I'll track it, which you can, you, you've pointed out, you can get it for free online, but, but the, the numbers are really astonishing. This Democrat Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million. That was just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Well, by the way, why, why do they own these big $25, $36 million homes? Well, a big, big part of it is because the taxation of it, right? So a Feinstein who's telling you your ordinary income tax rates are too low. She's shifting that to a capital asset, which is going to create a capital gain in the future or no gain. Or no gain. I mean, they're 10, 10 31. This is why when Donald Trump looked at Hillary Clinton right in the eye and said, you will not get rid of the carry interest deduction and you know it because all of your, I use it, of course, all of her bigger donors donate money to Hillary Clinton. And this is exactly the truth, right? They will never get rid of some of these things. Like they talked about, we're going to get rid of the 10 31 exchanges. Yaha. Yeah. Uh huh. Yeah. So the big developer strokes a giant check to the, to the Democrats off the table. Let's listen to her success though. Amazing. A Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Only two years earlier, Diane Feinstein has been a member of the political scene for 32 years and her salary is only $130 ,000 per 130 grand a year. Now it's more now. That's a little bit dated, but it's up, it's up to probably 180 now. But, but listen to this. First of all, if it was up to 580, you're not buying $23 million homes, $36 million homes. No, no, we're going to put in multiple homes. We're going to, we're going to put the Paul Pelosi onto our research committee. You make a million dollars a year. First of all, most of, most business owners that make that kind of money, they didn't make it throughout their whole life, right? They didn't start making a million dollars at 20 years old. They started making a million dollars at 50 years old and it took 30 years to get to that point. Right? So my point is, you're not at a million dollars a year at age 50. If you did it the right way, the hard way, and you did it yourself, you're still not affording a $23 million home, right? Multiple ones. Yeah. Multiple, multiple. Right. Those aren't even her primary residence. Those are her vacation homes. She lives in, she lives in California. Listen to this though. And it's, it's all of them. It's all of them now. This is a, this is from Nancy Pelosi, stock trader. Uh, this is a tweet, uh, a Twitter feed. You can follow Pelosi tracker is what it's supposed to track or underline or something like that. You'll find it. Anyway, uh, three weeks ago, sitting politician bet against the U S economy so far. He's been right. Tom Carper bought $45 ,000 of PSQ and inverse ETF on the tech sector on eight 23, August 23rd. Since then he's plus 3 % while the market is negative 4%. Go figure. Wow. Go figure. Man, these guys are so good. Yeah. And they're not by, they're, I mean, these are, that's some pretty technical strategy. You started getting into options strategies and stuff. I mean, yeah. Yeah. These guys have become very, very slick. It's not just about buying a, you see, it used to be, okay, I'm going to buy X, Y, Z. Then I'm going to vote for or against something. You know, I'm going to short the stock and then I'm going to vote against them for both that, that, that. So the stock goes down or I'm going to vote for something, knowing that it will benefit the company. The stock will go up and in a sense front running. No, they're, they're in the options strategies now. They're in the market. Yeah. They're doing butterfly spreads. Yeah. Crazy stuff going. They're very sophisticated. They shouldn't be allowed to two things. When you go into Congress, I, you know, I would love to have a Congress person run on or present around the following platform, right? Number one, term limits, term limits, top of the list. Number two, though, while you're in Congress for the eight years, or wherever we allow you to serve 10 years, 12 years, whatever it is, you could not invest in a stock market at all. All your investments are frozen or your choices, a model, some kind of a model liquidated go to cash, or you could buy the fidelity balance to counter. You could buy the, you could buy the T -rope price, you know, target retire, whatever, you know, or you go to goes into a blind something or other where you have no idea. Right. It just goes into what you picked a one through five tolerance for risk and somebody else invest. Maybe it's just broad indexing. Maybe that's it. Right. Something that doesn't allow this kind of garbage to go on where, you know, they buy, you know, Tesla stock and then approve a huge, you know, oh, we're going to, guess what? We're going to build a, you know, for government funded battery stations all the country. Of course, Elon comes out and goes, we already got those, you idiots. I did that like four years ago, you morons. Amazing what Elon can do and what the, what the government can. Going back to target for just a second, not to digress, but I found WGRZ, thankfully came up with a list of the, uh, the target stores that will be closing, Mike, the full list of locations all in, all in Republican run. You'll be shocked. Yeah. Yeah. Right in the, uh, the thriving, the, uh, you know, thriving, the Minneapolis, uh, location, the retailer said the decision, the close was really difficult. I wonder if that was after half. That was the one they put the BLM on. Yeah. Oh, that was the one they put the sign on that said, please don't burn our store down. We love you. I hashtag BLM lit it on fire. Yeah, that's right. Yeah. Uh, let's see. I'm shocked though. I wouldn't, I'm surprised you wouldn't stay. I mean, you know, like just collecting, you love them. You love, you support them. This is what you supported. Remember you, you, you raised money, you gave money. Yeah. And guess what they did with that money. They agitators hired to whip up people in the community to smash and burn down your store. You idiots. So there you go. There you go. Nice, nice work. What else do you think, Mike? Uh, New York city's East Harlem neighborhood. That's going to be one that's goes down. I wonder why. Chicago, San Francisco for sure. San Fran. Yeah. San Fran. Uh, by the way, before I forget San Fran, Democrat San Francisco mayor, announces plan to require drug testing, which is good in an effort to, if you're going to receive homeless benefits. Right. But the funny thing was in this same passage, they're going to Texas to try to recruit police officers. The funny thing is is that the people they sent from San Francisco to try to recruit people. They didn't come back. They defected like North Koreans. Some of them got jobs. They get over the wall. They come out, they get over the wall. It was hilarious. No, they didn't go back. Well, the other five stores, Mike, three in Portland, Oregon and two in Seattle, five, three in Portland. They're pulling out of Portland together. All of these inner cities folks will be food deserts. You're going to hear that term. It'll be business deserts. It'll be nothing. Well, business deserts, nothing left, but there'll be, but target, don't forget target. Does target sell food? Yeah. Well, yeah. They sell food. Yeah. For sure. Yeah. Well, I don't go on target. So Walmart I know does Costco for sure. Costco is a food store. I don't think target is as big as Walmart as far as like fresh fruit, but definitely frozen food, all that kind of stuff. You know, aisles of pop and water and chips and right, right, right. And all that kind of stuff. But you can definitely frozen food. You can buy bulk frozen food there. So, so there's going to be food deserts, all over the place, business deserts, whatever you want to call them. You know, it's amazing because you know, the, there's no policing. And the sad thing is that is the problem. It's not, there's no policing. I shouldn't say that. Excuse me. No, you're policing your asses off. I get it. There's no ability. There's no prosecution. There's no bill. You guys are arresting people, putting them in and they go right back on the street. They're getting, they're getting appearance tickets. It's a joke. Your point is no, there is no policing anymore because of the system, the Democrats put together where the police officers aren't going to bother. If you're a police officer and you know that somebody is going to be this, this carjacking or whatever is robbery. And you know that there's a potential, you're going to get an altercation where you're in New York state. There's two police officers that have been brought up on charges recently with almost a hundred percent chance that if you do catch that person, that person will be right back. Yeah. A hundred percent. Why would you bother? Why would you bother? You're not going to put your life in line. No way. You want to go home to see your wife and kids too, and your mother or your husband or whatever. You want to be able to spend your Christmas with your family. Why would you do that? And they know that, right? The Democrats know that. This is, you can't be this stupid. I mean, who allows these people to go right back on the streets and say, this is a good idea without correcting this right away. You can say, okay, bail reform. Our intentions were one thing, but when you look at the fact that in New York state, we are now breaking records in towns like Rochester and Buffalo for the most amount of vehicles being stolen. We can say, okay, look at bail reform, put it in place. It clearly did not work. It's been a total disaster. These towns have turned to shit. We absolutely need to go back in the other direction. They're not doing that. They don't care. They want to, and they're doubling down, tripling down on it, tripling down. We invited this liberal on, you actually were on the show with him and he said, things are actually safer since bail reform. That's what his argument was. His argument was, and by the way, his argument was if we have even less police officers, cities like Buffalo will get safer. Well the thought was less police officers, less arrests. Less arrests means less crime. Dude, you got the whole thing backwards, bro. And not only that, but now we know that, right? Now we know, now you can, I mean, literally auto thefts are up 360 % in Rochester. They're not up 3%. You can say, well, you know, in Buffalo and we're in second place. And they can't play, they can't play in COVID. They're trying to like, well, it was a lockdown. People were at pent up, whatever. Remember that was the, that was the reason for the rioting and the ballooning and burning like, well, people had a lot of pent up. We probably should have locked them down. That was a little bit of the reason for the increase in suicides. You guys, you guys increased suicides because you locked kids in their homes, but it wasn't the reason that they went and decided to steal Nike sneakers from a footlocker. So check this out. Speaking of COVID, this is huge. This is, I don't know if you saw this or not, but this is absolutely ginormously huge. Dr. Fauci was smuggled into CIA headquarters without a record of entry where he participated in the analysis to influence the agency's COVID -19 investigation according to the house select subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic. Did he need to do much with these left -wing CIA agents? Probably not. No, no, no. That's what they're smuggling him in for. Well they smuggled him in because they didn't want anybody to know that he was part of the PSYOP operation, which was hydroxychloric. By the way, the I think it was a Mayo clinic and some other hospitals now have come out as well as the CDC and said hydroxychloroquine, yes, indeed is an effective treatment for COVID. Oh, by the way, ivermectin also an effective treatment. The CDC now approving that. Now mind you, we're going to keep in mind that if there was any other treatments that couldn't get the emergency use authorization for these vaccines that clearly don't work. Amazingly, I'm still seeing people online go signing off my sixth booster on our way for the sixth shot, proud to get our sixth shot. How about how about one the other day, local left -wing nut job got her sixth booster shot, six shot and she still got COVID and then she said, well, I was so good hiding and it got all my shots and then I went to a concert and I got it at this concert. Well, first of all, you don't know that, but second of all, if you have six shots and you six shots and you still got COVID and you actually think that was a good idea, you don't need a vaccination. You need a mental, you need a mental check. I tell you, I know people during the during the COVID, the height of the COVID that were older, some of our clients actually that were prescribed by a doctor a hydroxy quirk when they were taking it once a week as a as a preventative measure. Yeah. And they, to this day have never had COVID. Yeah. And it's, it's, I mean, so it, but the sad thing is again, you know, we couldn't, it's all about the money now. And that's, you know, when people talk about the evils of capitalism, you're seeing some of that. Now, capitalism is the best thing on the planet, right? As far as, you know, lifting the masses out of poverty and creating amazing amounts of wealth. But the problem is this isn't, this isn't capitalism. What's going on. This is cronyism is what's going on. It is, Hey, look at, I will give you these government dollars. You're going to get this patent. You're going to get this. Unholy marriage between business and government. Mark my word. We were talking about Feinstein selling 25, $30 million homes. This Fauci will be on the board of Pfizer. He'll be on the board of Moderna. He's going to get shares of those companies. He will be blessed with with with millions and millions of dollars. His family watch and see, we'll be talking if we're, if you and I are fortunate enough to be around 20, 30 years from now, we'll be talking about the Fauci trust and watch and monitor that trust and see how big that family trust. Well, you see how easy this is now. You look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks. This is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporation, but guess who's getting the, guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton foundation gets paid to rebuild it. Right. And guess who's going to get the contracts to rebuild. Oh, that'll be probably one of the Biden family members or somebody else's politically connected. Right. Remember it was, it was a Joe Biden's brother who got the contract, the multi -billion dollar contract to rebuild Iraq. No building experience, never been a contractor, right? No idea. Right. This is why these projects cost 500 times what they're supposed to cost. This is why when money comes into Buffalo, for example, $25 million to build homes, five get built. And you were, wait a minute, five, are these $5 million homes in the East side? Each of those homes would have been built for a quarter million dollars or less. And yet where did the rest of the money go? And the, the answer is never, we don't know. We don't know. We can't account for it. Or we'd have no idea. Or I mean, how many times have we've seen that in so many places that whether right down the local level or God forbid at the federal level between, you know, Iraq and others. I was telling you last week on the radio, I was reading an article about the grants that were coming into the city of Buffalo to plant trees. And I thought, okay, wow, like this could be sweet. Okay. You know, like I'm a big tree guy. I love trees. I plant trees every year. I do think, okay, that's one way to, first of all, I think it's one way to make a community look great. When you, when you drive around, let's say North Buffalo, all the streets are all tree. They look beautiful. You drive around the East side, it looks like shit, right? So, okay. You're going to take some of my tax money and you're going to directly plant trees. Okay. It's a win for the environment. It looks nice. It's going to bring things together. I'm like, well, where's the catch? This is a government agency. Where are they going to screw it up? You read through and you find out that they're paying $1 ,000 a tree. Now you and I both know that if they're saying it's $1 ,000 a tree, by the time it's done, it'll be two to $3 ,000 a tree. Now you, you're talking about $13 million worth of trees. You and I just planted trees. Every year we plant a few trees around our office, you know, three, four in the spring, three, four in the fall, just so they can start to grow and work their way in. And then, you know, plant more. We pay $250 a tree, plant it. Right.
A highlight from THOUGHTCRIME Ep. 14 Ukraine's Top Tranny Gets Fired. Russell Brand vs. The World. Thinking About Rome?
"Hey, feeling unsure about your finances these days? You're not alone. That's why Noble Gold Investments is here to help. Just hear it straight from the people who they've helped. The Noble crew walked me through everything with no stress. With their help, I could finally sleep easy at night. And now this month, Noble Gold Investments is handing out a free 5 -ounce silver America the Beautiful coin if you qualify for an IRA. Invest in gold and silver with Noble Gold Investments. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com right now. That is noblegoldinvestments .com right now. Hey everybody, happy Saturday. Thought Crimes, how often do you think about the Roman Empire? We ask that question more than you might believe. We also talk about the differences between men and women, micro versus macro. We cover Russell Brand, Ukraine, and more. Email us as always, freedom at charliekirk .com. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com. Become a member to listen to our show advertiser free at charliekirk .com and click on the members tab. And as always, you can email us freedom at charliekirk .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go. What you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie, he's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country, he's done an amazing job. Building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. The revolution continues, we can still commit thought crimes. For now, joining us tonight is fan favorite, 10 out of 10 rated, Blake Neff. Say hi, Blake. Hello. That's where he goes. Hi, Blake. Andrew. Andrew Colvitt. Yes. Hello, sir. Andrew and Jack Pessobic. I can't wait for the Halloween episode where Blake is like, Okay, let's dive right into it. Jack, true or false? We got a tranny fired. True. 100 % true. Although, if I might add, the tranny has not just been fired. This is in the quote unquote Sarah Ashton Cirillo, actually known as Mike Ashton Cirillo, the spokes tranny for the Ukrainian military. Not just fired, but actually placed under military investigation. So very excited. Not a good thing to be under military. So do we have the tape? We have the tape of her talking about the Russian devils. And then the question is, was there a Russian devil that was taken up by other means, which actually segues to our second topic? We'll see. That is a real thought, crime. But Jack, build this out. You're on some sort of Ukrainian hit list. Ukrainian government wants you dead. So Jack, tell us about it, and then we'll get to it. So yeah, the Ukrainian government, specifically their intelligence service, the SBU, has this roughly to peacemaker, but it's been referred to as a kill list or a hit list where they will place people that they consider to be quote enemies of Ukraine. And now Elon Musk appeared on this list at one point. The pope appeared on this list at one point. Tucker Carlson, Glenn Greenwald are on this list. And while we might think it's funny or silly, there's actually an American hostage right now that's being held by the Ukrainian government, a blogger and YouTuber by the name of Gonzalo Lira, who was living in Ukraine and was posting on his YouTube channel that he disagreed with Zelensky's government. He was then summarily arrested by the special services of Ukraine and has since disappeared. There have also been people that were placed on this list, including an Italian journalist, Andrea Rochelli, and numerous Russian bloggers, as well as one girl who's the daughter of a Russian political figure who were assassinated in Russia using car bombs and other improvised explosive devices after being placed on this list. After their killings, their entries on this dossier list wrote liquidated. So I was placed on this list and I was made aware of that earlier this week, right around the same time that you were really exposing everything, this American, I guess the word is American recruit for Ukrainian forces. Ashton Cirillo was saying in this completely unhinged rant, saying all Russian propagandists will be hunted down wherever you are and your teeth will Nash as we we we show you justice, only he's not the one who was dishing out the justice. It turns out he's actually the one who's facing justice now. And so let's play the tape here. And this is now play cut 22. Russia hates the truth that their obsessive focus on a Ukrainian volunteer is simply allowing the light of the Ukrainian nation's honesty to shine brightly.
A highlight from Tom Emmer's Anti-CBDC Bill Passes House Committee | EP 830
"You're against freedom. Good morning, everybody. What's up? It is Friday, September 22nd. I'm your boy, Opti. And as you can tell, I'm hosting the show today, but the show don't stop. And very interesting stuff that we didn't cover throughout the week. Apparently Tom Emmers has been spearheading this anti -CBDC bill and it passed in the House Committee. And we've been talking constantly about the ideas of CBDCs, the dangers. And I was going to say the pros, but there is no pros to this. This is absolutely nefarious stuff coming out from every country in the world and everyone wants to roll out a CBDC. Well, as I've been saying, there may be still some good people out there. I know we don't like politicians, but there may be some that understand how dangerous a CBDC will be. And they are saying the quiet parts out loud. And I do have some contention. We will kind of talk about this during the news. And the bill will now have to advance to the House of Representatives, but at least the signal is getting out there and it's constantly getting out there. And we're constantly talking about the fact that a CBDC should never happen in the US. It is literally anti -American. And I'm just glad that more people are noticing this. And it's not just simply Bitcoin that is telling you this. It's not just Bitcoiners that are talking about the dangers of CBDCs. Remember what CBDCs really stand for. It is not central bank digital currencies. It is central bank digital control. Remember the meme. And anytime they talk about a CBDC system, remember what it really is about. It is about controlling your behavior, controlling your transactions in a world where they are censoring content creators, independent content creators, where you can't talk about the truth. You think they will let you transact freely if a CBDC system gets rolled out. Don't be naive, guys. This is the last thing we should want. This is the last thing that should ever get rolled out in America. And we know that they're trying to do this everywhere around the world. We've seen that a few different CBDC pilots have been rolled out. We've seen, especially like in Nigeria, that the citizens do not want it. But we even have the memes from Elon Musk about making Twitter be the WeChat of the West. I don't know. It all sounds dystopian to me if you're talking to just a humble Bitcoiner. But anyways, I do have some good videos here and we will be talking about sovereignty in all its forms, whether that's health and education on today's show and rather in life in general. So I think we have set this show up perfectly where I'm going to give you guys some context of why we Bitcoin. Then we'll talk about the news. And then we have a guest here today that I think you guys are going to really enjoy. But of course, I am not alone. But anyways, welcome to Simply Bitcoin. We are your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution. We cover breaking news, culture and romantic warfare. We bring on Bitcoiners from all around the world, from the biggest names to the everyday savage Bitcoiner. We got them all. And we will be your guide through the separation of money and state. And of course, I'm back with one of your guys's favorite off the bench, Simply Bitcoin co -host, Mike Hobart. Mike, how are you doing today? What up, nerds? I hope you guys are having a good Friday. I just got my Friday started off with a workout and I am still soaked in my own filth. So I'm just rolling in this raw, man. I'm ready to go. Wow. Okay. Let's we'll gloss over that. Okay. All right. Anyways, our guest today is Scott from Free Market Kids. I really, really love what you're doing. I think it's one of the most important things to be doing is not only educating everyone out there, but educating the children so they don't have to deal with the fiat messes. Anyway, Scott, how are you doing this morning? And maybe just TLDR people. What is Free Market Kids? -oh.
A highlight from Europe's Anti-Bitcoin Bill Reveals Plan to Stop Adoption | EP 829
"It's all going to zero against bitcoin it's going up for ever more you're against bitcoin you're against freedom yo welcome to simp with bitcoin live we're the number one source for the peaceful bitcoin revolution we will be your guide through the separation of money and state speaking of the separation of money and state interesting news coming out of Europe kind of not as bad as the proposed bill by Elizabeth Warren that we covered on one of simply bitcoins simply bitcoin lives episode this week but it's something very similar right this idea that every single transaction needs to be KY seed right and then I think that will inevitably lead to the any host unhosted wallet needs to be KY seed all right the the wording specifically in the Elizabeth Warren bill included any minor any validator any software wallet so you know it's just of course the powers that be that tremendously benefit from having a monopoly on the creation of money having controls on money of course to benefit themselves of course they're not going to be okay with this and this was the theory that was originally you know put out back in the 90s in the book the sovereign individual I'm going to read you guys a passage from that book because I think it correctly predicted exactly the reactions from governments I don't think governments have been able to they're not used to this environment where they have competition and most importantly not only do they have competition but they can't shut down the competition right because we remember we saw Facebook try to launch their own you know digital currency and they got shut down real quick the thing with Bitcoin right and Bitcoin only right because aetherium is inherently centralized meaning it will inevitably be co -opted so they have no choice but to ally with the state and they were in order to survive but with Bitcoin can't be stopped and because it can't be stopped it creates a forcing function in the long term as more and more individuals choose to opt out of inflationary money into deflationary money so yes of course times are changing but it's not only on the money front right we're not only living through the disintermediation of money but we're also living through the disintermediation of information and yesterday was a historic day I've never seen this in my life the UK Parliament sent Russell Brand an extremely popular independent content creator a letter to rumble we love rumble by the way we're on there subscribe to us on there and shout out to our rumble audience as well it's been growing by the day so we appreciate you all they sent a letter to rumble asking rumble to demonetize Russell Brand like YouTube did so we have governments that are directly asking platforms to demonetize content creators of which they don't did they don't agree with that is absolutely absurd and these are the same governments that want you to trust them with central bank digital currencies if they had central bank digital currencies in place they wouldn't even have to ask the platforms they could just flick the switch themselves so when we say Bitcoin or slavery or how beauty on said it and I'm starting to lean this way to Bitcoin or death we are not exaggerating and you have to choose what world do you want to live in in the future and most importantly what world do you want the future generations your children your children's children to live in so it's gonna be a great episode I'm really looking forward to it you have to stay on top of what's going on anyways we also we also have a very special treat for you guys we have the head of customer experience from foundation devices the maker of the passport hardware wallet and he's gonna do a live demo for us during the culture cement segment so I'm really really pumped about that let me bring up let me bring him up on stage Bitcoin Q &A you're quite well known on Bitcoin Twitter as well how you doing buddy yeah doing very well thank you very much for having me I'm psyched to shoot the shit with you guys this evening well even in my time but yeah certainly some interesting goings on especially around the Russell brand thing so I'm sure we'll be able to share some insights on that one but not a good look yeah I completely agree man it's it's some some interesting times we are living through people some people call it the fourth turning I don't know man but the phrase that sticks with me the most is weak men create hard times hard times create strong men strong strong men create good times we're definitely going through this era and then I think it was actually Vladimir Lenin that said the very very famous quote right where there are decades that nothing happened and then there are weeks that decades happen I think we're definitely living through this moment of time anyways no more delay let's bring up my legendary co -host not optimistic today no smile oh there's this smile sorry I was caught reading the channels optimistic fields how you doing bro well I am doing wonderful and I'm actually really excited for this culture segment today guys I got a sneak peek of the demo that we're going to see and I think there's gonna be awesome this might be a simply Bitcoin first for the live show but to the news stories and stuff it really just goes to show that if you speak the truth you are the enemy of the state and I think more and more and more people are waking up to this because they either continue to de -platform you from your banks or de -platform you from social media for saying what they don't want to be said you know for saying the quiet part out loud and you know this is why we do our show in a very particular way so that we can survive on YouTube but man it really just goes to show that the powers that be are completely terrified of people talking about the truth hence why you guys need to talk about it more and continue to spread that signal but it just goes to show that this is the the last I don't know the last gasp of the great Leviathan you know what's them saying like darker before the dawn like this is their last grasping at straws to control the truth and and I mean I've been saying for a while I think the monopoly on truth is slowly and dwindling they're going to try to make examples of this so you know just be prepared we know what's coming so protect yourselves protect your family and continue to spread the Bitcoin truth the Bitcoin signal actually just truth with a capital T I suppose anyways Niko let's let's get into this one let's get into this one let's get into the show man I'm really really excited alright guys let's get to the numbers we have a lot to talk about today and I'm super is your Bitcoin in cold storage really secure is your seed phrase really secure stamp seeds do -it -yourself kit has everything you need to hammer your seed words into commercial grade titanium plates instead of just writing them on paper don't store your generational wealth on paper papers prone to water 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website at the time of recording the Bitcoin price is twenty six thousand five hundred and seventy sats per dollar three thousand seven hundred sixty four block height eight hundred eight thousand seven hundred twenty nine blocks to having thirty one thousand two hundred seventy one having estimate April 21st 2024 total lightning network capacity four thousand eight hundred fifty five Bitcoin capacity value one hundred twenty nine million US dollars realized monetary inflation one point seven five percent the market capitalization of Bitcoin currently sitting at five hundred and seventeen billion dollars Bitcoin versus gold market cap four point zero one percent in the grand scheme of things Bitcoin is still a baby if Bitcoin reaches not if when Bitcoin reaches the gold market cap that is five hundred thousand dollars per coin and I think that's just getting started anyways we played you guys a video yesterday of a member of the United Nations talking about how we are in an information war we played you guys the video and she was basically recommending that that that they no longer have people to call on on Twitter to censor information she was also saying how there's an army of people that are propagating United Nations approved information well you know she's she's talking about as if the information that's coming out of the United Nations is a matter of fact right she's talking about the problem of disinformation disinformation well my question to you guys is who gets to decide what is disinformation and what is information right well we advocate for on simply Bitcoin is individuals not central planners not governments using their own critical thinking abilities right to dictate okay this is a good idea this is a bad idea right this is how the American this how the American Constitution it's literally written like that that there's a reason that the First Amendment is the way it is right the government or Congress should make no law you know basically censoring or stopping the freedom of the speech of people right and they made it that way for a reason because if there is a central authority if there's a government that gets to dictate what information is true what information is not true history has shown that they'll use that power to protect their own political mode right so thank God for the internet thank God for technologies like Bitcoin thank God for technologies like Noster for example they can't do this anymore and because they're not able to do that they're freaking out number one and number two and number two it becomes a forcing function over a long period of time but that doesn't stop them from trying here is the former New Zealand Prime Minister at the United Nations saying that that words are weapons of war right weapons of war if so if you say something against the government that all of a sudden becomes a weapon of war and again this has escalated it is escalated to the point where the UK Parliament has asked rumble to demonetize Russell Brand who's a very popular content creator who goes against the legacy corporate media's narratives right and it kind of embarrasses them so what are they doing they're attacking his money they're saying rumble okay they can't they've tried to deplatform people before they've gotten a lot of pushback so what they do instead is that they attack his pocketbook obviously YouTube complied they demonetize Russell Brand's content but rumble said no we're not doing that so love that of rumble we're on rumble we support rumble that's awesome but another thing that I want to say is that the allegations against rubble Russell Brand are just that they are allegations they have not been proven so something that has not been proven is a justification to shut off someone's living that is insane anyways let's check out this letter and this is a letter by part by the UK Parliament the specifically the cultural culture media and sport committee to the CEO of rumble Chris Palavoski who says dear Chris I'm writing concerning the serious allegations regarding Russell Brand in the context of of his being a content provider on rumble for more than 1 .4 million followers the cultural the culture media and sports committee is raising questions with the broadcasters and production companies who previously employed mr. brand to examine both the culture of the industry in the past and whether that culture still prevails today however we are also looking at his use of social media including on rumble where he issued his preemptive response to the accusations made against him by the Sunday Times and Channel 4 his dispatches while we recognize that rumble is not the creator of the content published published by mr. brand we are concerned that he may be able to profit from his content on the platform did you hear what they said the government is concerned that Russell Brand might be able to profit from his content because there was some allegations made against him conveniently a lot of Russell Brand's content is criticisms of the government so I mean big coincidence I guess you would you could say we would be grateful if you could confirm whether mr. brand is able to monetize his content including his videos relating to the serious accusations against him is so we would like to know whether rumble intends to join ryu tube in suspending mr. brand's ability to earn money on the platform we would also like to know what rumble is doing to ensure that creators are not able to use the platform to undermine to undermine the welfare of victims of inappropriate and potential potentially illegal behavior so they asked rumble to demonetize a content creator an independent content creator that's the key word when we had Parker Lewis on the show and I was talking about the legacy corporate media he didn't say no Nico it's not the legacy corporate media it's the legacy government media so anyways why is this happening I think Jeff Booth said this perfectly we read this to you guys the other day and this all boils down to the money this is why we say as Bitcoiners fix the money fix the world here's Jeff Booth he says because broken money Elon Musk said how did most of the legacy media go from superheroes of free speech to supervillains of speech suppression and Jeff Booth says because broken money ensures the centralization of power by stealing the productivity through inflation that should flow to society in the form of lower prices then those enriched by that theft and subsequent power must control the messaging to keep it but it all it wasn't only Jeff Booth that said this here's an article from our friends over at Bitcoin magazine of nine Bukele the president of the country shining on the hill the Savior El Salvador the first country that made Bitcoin legal tender the beachhead for the Bitcoin movement around the world he goes on to say the most vocal detractors the ones who are afraid and pressuring us to reverse our decision are the world's most powerful elites and the people who work or benefit from them they used to own everything and in a way they still do the media the banks the NGOs international organizations and almost all the governments and corporations in the world and with that of course they own the armies the loans the money supply the credit ratings the narrative the propaganda the factories of food supply they control international trade and international law but their most powerful weapon is their control of the truth and they're willing to fight lie smear destroy confiscate print and do whatever it takes to maintain and increase their control over the truth and everything and everyone I think come from Nico or simply Bitcoin that came from the president of El Salvador name Bukele so what is happening here two things are happening here thing number one the internet has empowered individuals and those individuals can now use the internet to uh to grow these massive platforms themselves and because they're individuals they're a lot harder to co -opt and at the same time we are witnessing the distance remediation of money that internet has allowed Bitcoin and Bitcoin has empowered individuals to choose their own money too so government states NGOs international institutions right that have had this privilege of having not only having the monopoly in the control over money but also the monopoly in the control over information it's quickly diminishing in front of their eyes and of course that system is fighting back they can't take that they've been used to operating in a system where they've been able to control the narrative they've been able to control the truth and that is slipping through their fingers and they don't know what to do and that's why they're short -circuiting the way they are that's why we've gotten to a point where the UK Parliament is literally asking a platform to D monetize an independent content creator not to mention all the stuff that was revealed during the Twitter files where it was exposed that the US government even though that is explicitly against the US Constitution the government should not be censoring speech was asking Twitter to D platform D boost and censor certain speech and these are the same governments that also want you to trust them with central bank digital currencies and they expect you to believe that they're not going to use central bank digital currencies as a weapon as a forcing function in order to control your actions as a individual and this was all predicted I might add in the book the sovereign individual which we'll get to during the new segment but this is some crazy times now what can you do to protect yourself in this particular situation do your own research pick what information sources you choose you you want to choose I love Twitter because it's like a news aggregator and the the news that you know pops up pops up Noster is a great platform rumbles a great platform YouTube is is good to do your own research don't rely on a single information source and then most importantly the most empowering thing you could do is to opt out of state money opt into Bitcoin I think that's the most powerful thing you could do look the most important the most important vote you can make that voting for a Democrat or Republican it's not to say that it's not important to vote but the most powerful vote that you can do that will actually change things is voting with your wallet opt out and the way that you do that is you buy Bitcoin earn Bitcoin mine Bitcoin and take that said Bitcoin into self custody the moment you do that you're part of the peaceful Bitcoin revolution whether you are aware of it or not and that is how we win if enough people take self custody we win and there's nothing they could do about it speaking of self custody we have the head of customer experience with us today Bitcoin QA and you guys make it super fucking easy to take self custody with the hardware wallet that you guys make and not to mention the awesome application that you guys make so Bitcoin QA what's your take on this whole Russell brand stuff I can't believe we've reached this point if I would have been told this five five six years ago I would have said that's impossible there's no way that's that that's so ridiculous what's your take on all this yeah before I enter you I've just got to say that was one hell of a fucking monologue I take my half to you that was fantastic yeah kudos and yeah the whole Russell brand thing man just completely shocking another example yet another example of government overreach Russell brands been a thorn in the side of the UK government if you can't tell by the action by the way to anybody's listening that I'm from the UK and he's been a thorn in their side for years and he's a very well educated man he's very well spoken and he has drawn a lot of following by speaking out against money printing against government policy he was rabid about the whole covert thing pharmaceuticals getting rich because of you know yeah you know all of the corruption that went on over those couple of years and I see this recent letter as that them seeing the opportunity as they're into trying you know get one back on him you've touched on earlier that the fact that all of these are just allegations at the moment and the fact that they're going around trying to take money off him from you know he's not been convicted of anything at all that's not see won't be but right now they're just allegations and they're trying to take his money off him it's just completely shocking and they're just trying to lash out because he's been a pain in their ass royally for years so yeah I mean they're just they're just overreaching and leveraging their powers wherever they can just to kind of deep platform and then hurt his wallet as well unfortunately yeah 100 % they attack his money they attack and again like they attack his money and they're also like hey guys these CBDCs like we'll respect your privacy you could trust us what are you talking about anyways Opti what's your take well I actually I kind of want to ask Q &A question because there is some talk about this in the chat what's your thoughts on Russell Brand being like controlled demolition Q &A whoo how do you mean like basically that this is like an orchestrated attack you know once everyone's talking about this maybe Russell Brand isn't necessarily as much of a truth speaker as people are making him out to be like does he actually believe what he's saying or is this just kind of one of those things where you know you create a figure and then you kind of tear him down to discredit the whole movement in general the whole truth movement yeah possibly I think I think most of what he says is genuine he before he started doing all of the YouTube stuff like he was he was a you know some form of a celebrity he had a big following and could have monetized himself as a product in many many other ways by coming out and being as outspoken as he has against the the prickly topics of like money printing and you know COVID etc he must have known you know he's smart enough to know that would have been incredibly divisive to people that followed him so I lean towards the fact that he's genuine and the fact that they're probably gonna try and use him as a scapegoat to warn ward off other people that kind of speak out against any government policy etc etc yeah I'd agree I mean like especially considering what his status was it's hard to follow the incentives and be like yeah he's got a lot to gain from this when in reality he's on the verge of losing everything so I'd agree with you and then just kind of going back to the beginning of this rant and and people are saying epic daily Nico Jones rant today so good job Nico I like when Nico gets get animated remember growing up guys when I grew up I had a saying and I'm sure your mother told it to you as well and we all probably said it in kindergarten you know sticks and stones but words may never hurt me and now we grow up in a world where words are violence like what is going on guys and that's a convenient it's a convenient way I know Nico I was getting there I'm asking rhetorical questions on the show now okay I'm learning some Nico Jones tactics but as we know guys as we know guys you know if you can stop words from being said then you can stop thought and if you can stop thought then you can ultimately stop behavior and this is where they're going they want to ensure that you guys sell censors so that you guys don't lose everything and this is where we are guys that they are absolutely afraid of people speaking the truth they're absolutely afraid of the average person waking up and exposing all of their lives because that's all they have they have lies and favors and they have the monopoly on truth as we think now is more important than ever to speak your minds to make sure you're having these conversations to as the saying goes you know speak truth to power and all that good stuff because there's been a constant theme throughout 2023 or actually rather since 2020 basically is that if your voice is too big and you talk against the establishment then the powers that be will do anything they can to put you back in line and whether that means you know breaking your reputation taking all your money dragging you through the court of public opinion we know what their tactics are and if you're following along closely then you know what the playbook is and it's almost like they're doing the same thing over and over and over again but I think the silver lining of this is that it seems like their playbook isn't working as well as it used to which in some sense should be absolutely terrifying because then they're going to go to even more extremes and you know I'm not gonna say what everyone's thinking but it's gonna get crazy guys and so I think it's just becoming very very clear that as an individual just even a normal person that doesn't have a platform like you want to do whatever you can in your power to protect yourself and hence why we always say that it always boils down to the money guys so protect your money protect your livelihood by taking your Bitcoin into self -custody by saving in Bitcoin and because remember guys this is always about theft they want to take your wealth and put you back in your place and then distribute it and make everyone feel good and we're seeing this happen in real time and it isn't lost on me that this is done via a letter you know it's just like hey how nefarious can a letter be but if you're reading in between the lines then you know how nefarious this letter actually is and that this is a coordinated attack on someone that's talking against the establishment and if people like Russell Brand you know say what you want about him but if people like him can't speak about the truth and they also get run through the grinder like imagine what would happen to an average individual like there's no hope for us if people of that stature can't talk about what's actually going on in the world and hence why it's so important to continue to double down on independent content creation spreading the truth talking about all this stuff because this is all we have we have the truth on our side and as the saying goes you know the truth will set us free so just just don't be afraid you know be brave but also be smart out there and the best thing you can do is just protect yourself and protect your money protect your family and I think as more people do this then the world will slowly but surely start to fix itself anyways you know amen we'll see what happens amen preach brother all right everybody let's get to the news we got a lot to talk about today let's check it out no no no no no no before we do that before we do that I have to give a shout out to our awesome sponsor Bitcoin 2024 it's gonna be the largest Bitcoin conference on planet earth 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Rep. Massie Asks AG Garland Why Ray Epps Only Received a Misdemeanor
"On a misdemeanor? Meanwhile, you're sending grandmas to prison. You're putting people away for 20 years for merely filming. Some people weren't even there yet. You got the guy on video. He's saying, go into the Capitol. He's directing people to the Capitol before the speech ends. He's at the site of the first breach. You've got all on the goods him, 10 videos. And it's an, and it's an indictment for a misdemeanor. The American public isn't buying I it. yield the balance of my time to Chairman Jordan. May I answer the question? I'm going to ask you one now. We'll let the gentleman. Yeah. Go ahead. In discovery, in the cases that were filed with respect to January 26, the Justice Department prosecutors provided whatever information they had about the question that you're asking. With respect to Mr. Apps, the FBI has said that he was not an employee or informant of the FBI. Mr. Apps has been charged. And there's a proceeding I believe going on today on that subject. The charge is a joke. I yield to the chairman. Cut nine, go. Elon Musk was a Democrat who admittedly supported Biden, but then he became a critic of the administration and exposed the censorship regime. Now, per public reports, the DOJ has opened not one but two investigations of Elon Musk. Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, spent $400 million in 2020 tilting the elections secretly for Democrats. No investigations so far. To the American public, these look like mafia tactics. You pay us your money, we look the other way, you get in our way, we punish you. The American public, these tactics are. One hundred percent. While it's more of the same the during hearing, I'm not going to play anymore for you,
A highlight from 1406: Bitcoin Will Hit $4 Million, Rising 100x - Peter Thiel
"In today's show, we'll be discussing Bitcoin Bollinger Bands hitting a key zone as Bitcoin price fights for $27 ,000. In breaking news just in, Bitcoin hash rate hits a new all -time high. Let's go. And quoting Stacey Herbert, Bitcoin is pumping on the news of President Bukele's speech to the UN tonight. Can't wait. We'll also be discussing Bitcoin Adoption Fund launched by Japan's $500 billion Nomura Bank. That's right. The Bitcoin Adoption Fund will have long -only exposure to Bitcoin and be available to institutional investors. We'll also be sharing Sam Bankman, Fried's father, dragged his mother into an FTX US salary dispute. You can't make this stuff up, folks. Also in today's show, Bitcoin gearing up for a post -having parabola, according to crypto analysts. I'll be sharing his very bullish all -time high target. We'll also be discussing crypto asset market cap should explode 5 to 10x during the next bull cycle, according to investor Raoul Pal. I'll also be sharing Peter Thiel's $4 million Bitcoin price prediction, and we'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market. All this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's cryptonewsalerts .net. Welcome everyone just joining us. This is pod episode number 1406. I'm your host JV. And today is September 19th, 2023. We have lots to cover as usual. Massive shout out to everyone today in the live chat. Please let me know where you're tuning in from. And at the end of the show, I'm going to be reading everyone's comments out loud. Let's kick off today's show with our market watch as we do each and every day, the entire crypto market back in the green with Bitcoin back above $27 ,100 and checking out coinmarketcap .com, the current crypto market cap on the climb at $1 .08 trillion with roughly $27 billion in volume for the past 24 hours, Bitcoin dominance at 49 .2 % and the Ether dominance at 18 .4%. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, we have TonCoin leading the pack up 5%, trading at $2 .57, followed by GMX up about 5%, trading just under 36 bucks, followed by Conflux up 4%, trading at $0 .12. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past week, virtually 95 out of the top 100 cryptos are in the green. Some of the top gainers include GMX, GRT, as well as CRV and NEO. And checking out the crypto greed and fear index, we're currently rated at 46 in fear, same as 37 in fear. So there you have it. How many of you are pretty stoked for this most recent pump? And how many of you agree with Stacey Herbert that this pump is due to Bukele's speech scheduled for this evening? Let me know, fam. And now let's dive into today's Bitcoin technical analysis. Check out the charts and what's popping with the king crypto. Bitcoin could see fresh upside volatility as the price action and the strength revisits a key level according to a classic metric. In a new post, John Bollinger, creator of the Bollinger Bands volatility indicator, says Bitcoin was positioned for a breakout decision. That's right. After hitting new September highs the day prior, Bitcoin has been challenging resistance levels out of reach since mid -August, according to data from Cointelegraph and TradingView. Now for Bollinger, the signs for Bitcoin are encouraging. Bollinger Bands use a standard deviation around the simple moving average to determine both the likely price ranges and volatility. And as Michael Saylor once said, volatility equals life force. Now, currently Bitcoin is putting in daily candles that touch the upper band. And when this happens, it can signal an imminent reversal back to the center band, or conversely, an inbound fit of upside volatility. Now narrow Bollinger Bands seen on Bitcoin recently lend weight to hopes that the latter scenario will now play out, quitting him here. And then there is the first tag of the upper Bollinger Band. After the new set of controlling bars were established at the lower band, he commented alongside this chart, the question is now, can we walk up to the upper band or is it too early to answer? What are your thoughts, chat? Let me know in the comments below. Now Bollinger characterizes the current mood among seasoned Bitcoin traders and analysts on the short -term timeframes. Despite the strength seen this week, caution abounds as various trend lines previously acting as support remain above the spot price. Now discussing the situation, we had on -chain monitoring resource, material indicators share the following. We have heavy technical resistance overhead at the key moving averages and support at the lower low. It is quite possible that we round trip the range. And with any luck, we'll see a legit test of the RS levels that will give us some clarity on where Bitcoin goes from here before the end of the week. And they also shared here in update number two, as noted earlier, it appears the Bitcoin bulls are gaining some momentum, but things are not always as they seem and goes on to share that sometime after last night's candle and close open, we've seen a new trend precognition signal develop on the daily chart and it seems to be bullish. I mean, we are breaking out. We are above 27 ,000. So let's freaking go. And also more strong foundation on the technicals. You can see Bitcoin hits yet another all -time high, which virtually means the network has never been this strong and this secure. Now I'm pretty stoked to tune into President Bukele's speech to the UN this evening. What do you think he has to share besides? I told you so. Let me know, fam. And again, welcome to everyone just joining us for the live show. Lots to continue to cover. So let's continue breaking it down. Next, let's discuss this adoption fund, which is a pretty big deal coming out of Japan. Let's go check this out. Japan's largest investment bank, Numura's digital asset subsidiary, Laser Digital Asset Management, launched the Bitcoin adoption fund specifically for the institutional investors. Bring it. The official announcement noted the Bitcoin -based fund will be the first in a range of digital adoption investment solutions that the firm plans to introduce. Now Numura is a Japanese financial giant with over $500 billion worth of assets, which basically that's half a trillion, baby, offers brokerage services to leading institutional investors. The Bitcoin fund launched by its digital asset arm will now offer investors direct exposure to BTC. The Laser Digital Bitcoin Adoption Fund offers long key exposure to Bitcoin. The financial giant has chosen Kamanu as its regulated custody partner. The Bitcoin fund is a portion of Laser Digital Fund's segregated portfolio company that has been registered as a mutual fund in accordance with the Cayman Islands regulatory authority. Now, Laser Digital Asset Management head Sebastian said the Bitcoin is one of the enablers of this long -lasting transformational change and long -term exposure to Bitcoin offers a solution for the investors to capture this macro trend. Now, the Bitcoin adoption fund might be the first of its kind launched by Numura and the digital asset arm, but the Japanese investment banking giant has been investing in the digital asset ecosystem for quite some time already. In fact, September of last year, the firm launched its digital asset venture capital arm to stay at the forefront of digital innovation. And also won Dubai's virtual asset regulatory authority license to operate in the country. The long -only Bitcoin adoption fund for investors in Japan comes amid a growing discussion around Bitcoin -based investment products from regulated and mainstream financial giants. The United States SEC approved two Bitcoin ETFs, even though there is a delayed decision specifically on the spot. Bitcoin ETFs. What's up with that, Mr. Gensler? Just saying. And apart from the US, Canada and focused investment products over the past couple of years. So there you have it, mass adoption, let's freaking go, especially on the institutional level. How many of you are in Japan? I know we have some in our audience out there. Let me know. And have you ever heard of this company before? Any plans in investing through them? Let me know how you guys feel. And now let's break down the latest. It gets more surprising and shocking every day with what all is going on with Bankman -Fried and FTX. Now his parents are involved. His parents are being sued by FTX. And it's just a nightmare of a mess, to say the least. So let's break down this latest story regarding SBF. Now, Joseph Bankman, the father of the former FTX CEO, Sam Bankman -Fried, complained to his son about the salary he was receiving during his employment at FTX US, turning the issue into a family matter. In a September 18 filing with the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, FTX debtors filed a complaint against Bankman and Barbara Fried, alleging that SBF's parents misappropriated millions of dollars through their involvement in the exchange's business. And according to the court documents, Bankman's contract with FTX US should have provided a $200 ,000 annual salary following a leave of absence from the Stanford Law School in December 2021. However, Bankman seemed to express ignorance about the terms of the contract, claiming to both FTX US and his son that he was expecting a $1 million annual salary. What about all that property in the Bahamas, fam? What about all that? Hundreds of millions worth of properties? Just wanted to throw that out there. The complaint states that Bankman was putting Barbara on this, suggesting that SBF's mother may have been able to persuade her son to follow through with the salary change. Things get even more interesting. So according to the complaint, Bankman's influence paid off, with SBF later providing his parents $10 million from Alameda Research. Can you talk about commingling? A 16 .4 million property in the Bahamas, funded by FTX Trading, the ability to expense roughly $90 ,000 to FTX Trading on the island nation in the Bahamas, and options to purchase company stock. Now, when reached out to the legal team representing Bankman and Fried, but did not receive a response at the time, unfortunately, the legal action brought by the debtors was the latest in the bankruptcy case involving FTX and many of its subsidiaries filed in November of last year. Bankman Fried also faces 12 criminal charges to be spread across two trials, starting in October of 2023, which is right around the corner, fam, and March of 2024, right before the halving, scheduled for April of next year. And since the federal judge revoked his bail in August, Bankman Fried has been largely confined to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Where's Brooklyn at? Before the start of his October trial, then on September 19th, a three -judge panel heard an appeal from SPF's legal team requesting the former FTX CEO to be released from jail in order to prepare for the trial, citing the lack of internet access and first amendment issues. All I got to say is this, I mean, how many people realistically have access to the internet in jail? Why should he? Million dollar question right there. But what are your thoughts, fam? How do you think this is likely to play out? And do you think that Bankman Fried's parents are just as guilty as SPF himself with the commingling and the fraud of going up north of $30 billion, making it the biggest scam in history that we're aware of? Hence why we call him Mini Madoff, because he made off with billions of dollars worth of investors' money, and Gary Gensler and the SEC was protecting him behind closed doors. So it's going to be very interesting to see how all this is likely to play out. Now let's discuss post halving. We all know there is a halving scheduled roughly six months out. We all know post halving, the price action is most likely going to reach a new all -time high and enter price discovery mode. Well, this analyst shares a very intriguing target. So let's break this down, shall we? And welcome to y 'all just joining us. Say hello in that live chat. Let me know where you're tuning in from. I stream live here seven days a week from Puerto Rico. Synonymous analyst Rhett Capital tells his followers on X that Bitcoin can rally above $80 per ,000 coin in the months following next month's event. For the halving, send it. Let's go. The Bitcoin halving cuts the Bitcoin miners' rewards in half, as we all know, expected to take place in April of next year. And while Rhett Capital is a long -term bull on Bitcoin, he notes that it is possible for Bitcoin to continue its downtrend before the halving, putting him here. Hang in there and make the most of any deeper downside in this pre halving period. You won't see the post halving parabola in the outlines here in this chart. It shows you in the yellow, the pre halving period, then in the pink, the post halving resistance, and then in the green, you can see the post halving parabola when we hit those new all -time highs. Now, Rhett notes that Bitcoin may repeat its 2019 bear market cycle when it traded within a triangle pattern before breaking out and starting off the bull market, as he shares here, if Bitcoin continues to form lower highs, could Bitcoin fill the CME, which is the Chicago Mercantile Exchange gap, at $20 ,000 later this year or in early 2024? So it makes a good point. There is currently a gap sitting at that $20 ,000 psychological level. And he continues, if so, the possible path could be consolidation to the apex of the black triangle before finally breaking out to close the halving. And you can see that triangle right here in this chart. Now, looking at the chart, he seemed to suggest that Bitcoin will confirm the triangle breakout in April of 2024, followed by a rally towards his long -term target. Now, let me know your thoughts, chat. How many of you agree that Bitcoin is likely to break out to a new all -time high, entering price discovery mode in 2024, the year of the halving? Let me know. And what are some of your targets? I'd also like to point out that the Stock the Flow model and Plan B, creator of that model, he suggests a $100 to $1 million range price for the King Crypto post halving. We also have some very other bullish predictions, which I cover on a daily basis here on the channel. But I'd love to know your personal prediction. I think we reached the cycle peak personally sometime in 2025, but I think 2024, we enter that price discovery mode. But I'd love to know your thoughts and your opinions in the comments right down below. And now let's break down our next story of the day and discuss the latest from the macro guru, Raoul Pal, who is suggesting that the Bitcoin market cap and crypto market cap as a whole does something between 5 and 10x for this upcoming bull cycle. Now, you do the math. We have a crypto market cap right now. I'm going to ballpark it at a trillion. We have a Bitcoin market cap. I'm going to ballpark it at a half a trillion, which is 500 billion. So hypothetically, if we were to 10x Bitcoin in and of itself, we're talking about a 5 trillion dollar Bitcoin market cap, which would be half the current market cap of gold. Now, with the entire crypto market cap, we can potentially hit 10 trillion. Now, also note, back in November of 2021, when we hit that all time high of 69 ,000 in November of last year, the total crypto market cap was just north of that 3 trillion dollar market cap. So he's so let's break this down and shout out to Raoul Pal. Here we go. Former Goldman Sachs executive Raoul Pal says the next bull cycle can bring an explosion in the market cap of all of the digital assets. That's right. In a new interview with Altcoin Daily, the macro expert says he expects a huge increase in the adoption of digital assets, and that can cause the total market cap of crypto to skyrocket as much as 900 % from its current value during the next bull market. Quoting the analysts here, obviously, I think we'll go well through new all time highs. I think the whole ecosystem of crypto will go from 425 million users where we're at today. And I think at the end of this cycle, there'll be a billion users by that kind of use cases in which we have talked about. And let's not forget, we have got central bank digital currencies that are known as CBDCs and stable coins. There is a lot going on still. So if this entire space is going to grow 2 .5 X in the number of users, well, the market cap of the entire space is five or 10 X. Send it. Let's go. Pal also says he is closely watching development of layer two Altcoin projects for new use cases, which could boost the value of their individual market cap, quitting him again. And then let's see how people value layer twos in this. We don't really know how layer twos accrue much value. Do we have to have a massive amount of transactions in which case then you need stuff like Ticketmaster with millions and millions and millions of transactions to drive value to those chains because they batched them and batched them down to Ethereum. So there you have it. And to watch this interview, he did Raul Pal, the macro guru with Altcoin Daily entitled best cryptocurrency investing strategy into 2024. Check the show notes, blow the video in the description and let me know your thoughts on his personal prediction. Do you feel post having that the market cap for the entire crypto market can likely 10 X from the current valuation along with Bitcoin surging 10 X to roughly a five trillion market cap? And hypothetically, if the macro guru is correct, where do you think that would likely take the Bitcoin price? Well, let's run some hypothetical math. Bitcoin was the 10 X from the current price action of 27 ,000. Well, that's $270 ,000 per coin. Take that. And as we all know, Bitcoin rises like that, the entire crypto market cap would go along for the ride, including the altcoin. So please let me know in the chat, fam, which altcoins, if any, are you most bullish on in the crypto market? And what are your thoughts surrounding Raul Pal being so bullish on Solana? A few months back, I read in an interview he shared that 80 % or more of his portfolio was specifically in an altcoin called Solana. So I'd love to know your thoughts. Obviously, he has a high risk tolerance as I look at that particular cryptocurrency to be very risky, especially with all that went in with the venture capitalists and SPF and FTX exchange pumping that particular all. So I'd love to know how you feel regarding all of that. And with that being shared, fam, now let's discuss Peter Thiel and his $4 million price prediction, as well as rumor has it, and I'll be covering this as well, that he dumps most of his Bitcoin position at the top of the market practically 30 days before the crash. So let's break this down because Peter Thiel was actually one of the keynote speakers at the Miami Conference for Bitcoin. And here's what he had to share as I transcribed his speech, and then we'll discuss him reportedly making $1 .8 billion cashing out on his eight -year bet around the time he was touting these all -time high predictions. So here we go. He says, the enemy's list is a list of people who I think are stopping Bitcoin. He says there is a lot of them. They tend to have nameless, faceless bureaucratic perspectives, which of course is one of the ways they hide. He goes on to share, we are going to try to expose them and realize that this is sort of what we have to fight for Bitcoin to go up, 10x or 100x from here. Now, just FYI, to give you some perspective, at the time he made this prediction on stage at the Bitcoin Miami Conference, Bitcoin was trading at roughly $43 ,000 per coin. So you run the math. 43 ,000 times 100x is over $4 million per Bitcoin. So you know that? Let's continue with what he had to share. The central banks are going bankrupt. We are at the end of the fiat money regime. How many of you agree with that statement? I agree there 100%. The first person on the list is Berkshire Hathaway CEO, Warren Buffett. Thiel put up a picture of Buffett with two of his most famous quotes about Bitcoin. One was rat poison and the other, I don't own any and I never will. I also like to point out now since then, Warren Buffett has much indirect exposure to Bitcoin through Bitcoin mining stock companies and etc. So go figure. If you can't beat them, join them, right? And he goes on. He opined, I think the direct in it. Yeah, and I say also Charlie Munger goes along with him. Now, feel further noted that Buffett has a bias and makes him long on fiat money system and money managers who follow the Berkshire Hathaway executives advice will pretend it's complicated to invest into Bitcoin. I think we call that FUD. Fear, uncertainty and doubt. Now expect nothing less from one of the wealthiest people in the fiat money matrix Ponzi scheme. You know what I mean? So just saying. The next person on the list of Bitcoin's enemies is the one and only JP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, or as Max Kaiser calls him, Jamie the tapeworm. They'll put diamonds picture up with the following quote. I don't call them crypto currencies. I call them crypto tokens because currencies have rules of law behind them, central banks and tax with authorities. Now you guys already know how I feel personally about JP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon. So I won't go any deeper there. But anyways, we know he's an enemy of Bitcoin and always has been. The next picture he put up was of the BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, with the following quote. I see huge opportunities in a digitized crypto blockchain related currency, and that's where I think it is going to go. Now just FYI, Larry Fink is the CEO of the largest asset management firm in the entire world, which owns a large share in virtually all the companies in the S &P 500, and that is BlackRock. They currently have over $10 trillion in assets under management. And for a long time, he was spreading FUD regarding Bitcoin. But guess what? Like I mentioned earlier, if you can't beat them, join them because they just most recently, a few months ago, they submitted their application for a spot Bitcoin ETF, which ultimately means they're going to be introducing this to the institutions which have trillions upon trillions of dollars as there's currently north of $700 trillion in total addressable market, and they want their piece of the Bitcoin pie. So he goes on to share, the PayPal co -founder added that Fink's quote is somewhat representative of the whole genre of Bitcoin attacks that need further context, stating that pro -blockchain is an anti -Bitcoin term, very typically. Feel then brought up the environmental, social, and governance, ESG standards, elaborating the following, the label they have come up with, and perhaps the real enemy is ESG. I think that ESG is just a hate factory. Also like to throw out there, Elon Musk, he stopped taking Bitcoin payments for Tesla, and he says it's because of the FUD regarding this ESG, and we all know it's not more than FUD, and it's already been proven that Bitcoin is more than 50 % clean energy. So the million dollar question, when will the world's supposedly wealthiest man, Elon Musk, when will he start accepting Bitcoin payments again for Tesla? Isn't that a great question, and wouldn't you love to know the answer to that? Maybe you should ask Elon and tag him on X and see what he says. Anyways, feel stressed. You can always ask the question, what's the difference between ESG and the CCP, the Chinese Communist Party? Well, when you think ESG, you should be thinking of CCP per H. Now, he also goes on to share, it is the finance gentocracy that runs the country through whatever silly virtue signaling or hate factory to them, just like ESG, the billionaire concluded. This is what I would call and what you have to think of as a revolutionary youth movement, and we have to just go out from this conference and take over the world. So there you have it, fam. What are your thoughts surrounding Peter Thiel's prediction that we are likely to 100X, and along with his enemies list, as it seems, a lot of the enemies have come around and now have direct exposure to BTC, but it doesn't stop there because around that time he was making this $4 million Bitcoin price prediction. He allegedly dumped most of his position cashing out and with over a billion dollars in profits for his fund. So let's also break this down as this is also very relevant. How many of you were able to watch the speech he gave at that Bitcoin conference? It was epic, to say the least. I recall it now. So here we go. Check it out. Peter Thiel's venture capital firm reportedly made $1 .8 billion closing out its crypto positions around the time when he was an early Bitcoin bull, still predicting the token's price to surge by 100X. And again, from 43 ,000 price action, 100X means over 4 million. Founders Fund had cashed out almost all of its bets on digital assets by March of 2022, according to the Financial Times report that cited people familiar with the matter. But Thiel was still backing Bitcoin, obviously, when he spoke at the crypto conference in Miami the following month. He went on to share where at the end of the fiat money regime, he said, adding that the token's price could increase 100 fold from its level at the time, which was reported at $44 ,000 per coin. That prediction was proven false and as rising interest rates and failures, the high profile firms like Celsius Network, Three Arrows Capital, FTX, Terra Luna dragged the crypto sector into the prolonged bearish winter. Now Bitcoin plummeted by over 60 % in 2022 and was trading at under 17 ,000 by the end of the year. And I believe the bottom currently for the cycle is 15 ,700. How many of you feel that that bottom is in? Let me know, chat. Founders Fund first started pouring money into crypto all the way back in 2014, when Bitcoin was only trading at roughly $750 per coin. So by the time Bitcoin reached its all time high in November of 2021, it had surged 8 ,500 % from that particular level. Not too shabby for a seven year run, wouldn't you say? Now Thiel has a long track record as one of Silicon Valley's most prominent tech investors. He took early stakes in startups, which include Facebook, Elon Musk's SpaceX, and ride hailing app Lyft, and even co -founded PayPal back in 1998. Thiel is also a high profile supporter of the Republican Party and continued to voice his support for Donald Trump since the former president left office in January of 2021. The fund held around two thirds of his portfolio in Bitcoin at one time, but now not has significant exposure to crypto according to FT's sources. So there you have it. Fam, what are your thoughts surrounding his prediction and him cashing out at around that time he was making those all time high predictions of 100X? Let me know, fam. And don't forget to check out cryptonewsalerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
A highlight from Store of Value and Proof of Work with Ben Justman, Founder of "Peony Lane Wine" - September 18th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, all right. Good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. Happy Monday. It is time for another awesome week in Bitcoin. Man. It is so cool getting up on a Monday morning. You know, most people are like, oh, God, it's another Monday. They don't even want to get out of bed. They're dragging ass. They're like, oh, but Bitcoiners are like, let's go. All right. Good morning to all of you, Lisa. Good morning, Peter. Good morning, Mickey. Morning. Good morning. Don Bay Terrence. Good morning to all of you. Shout outs to my cobart in the audience. Joe Carla. Sorry. Hi, guys. Alex, the other Alex, there is another Alex. Alex talks tweets. She works at Swan. Shout out to you. You're welcome to come up. She does some amazing stuff. I'm not there's other people in the audience here who work for Swan. I'm not going to talk to you because you guys have some semi names. I don't know. Anyway, morning, Jacob as well. Welcome back from your golf excursion or the weekend. Tone vase morning there on you an invite. I just found out I'm on a panel with tone vase for Pacific Bitcoin. I'm moderating tone vase and Pierre Richard and Jimmy song. That's awesome. And I guess our mission is to talk about shit coins. So for whatever that's worth. All right. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin episode four hundred and thirty six. Shout outs to our supporters on Fountain and Noster Nests. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise, teach the other seven billion people on this planet why there's hope because of this bright orange feature we call Bitcoin. Today's show, we're going to be discussing BTC performance versus other assets. There's a tweet Saylor put out with a really interesting chart. We'll be talking about that. United States interest payments are at insane levels and the near perfect energy arbitrage of Bitcoin later today. We have Ben Justman from Penny Lane Wine coming on the show. Very excited. He's an example of the Bitcoin circular economy. So you've got people who are craftsmen making really fine high end things and they're selling them directly to big winners. And man, I love to see it because this is the future. Like we're moving away from this entire consumer rush, rush, rush, get on the hamster wheel, make money that is constantly devaluing and then spend it on shit that you're going to replace one month or one year from now because it's garbage. But that's the entire consumer economy system. It's insane. But Bitcoin is switching that. I think we're going to flip this thing completely on its head. How long will it take? I have no idea. But I think it's coming. Anybody have any opening comments you want to make before we start digging in here? Just that the coffee and the Bitcoin charts are hitting hard this morning. So let's go. Yeah, what's up with that? I saw there was something like, I don't remember the exact stat, but the open interest has is skyrocketing, I guess. We went from twenty six, what is this, five ish to twenty seven thousand two hundred and thirty ish per Bitcoin right as of right now this morning. Lisa Huff, what did you do? You know, I missed the days when Bitcoin was actually volatile, like I am excited to see that it moved and I was also excited to see that it moved down last week. But as for me personally, Alex, what you said is correct. Bitcoiners were ready to get up and do it. And in the last several months, I have, because of Bob Burnett's lovely wife, Lola, I heard a comment that she said she made about health and fitness. She said you have to approach it like it is your lifestyle. Yeah, kind of kind of changes things up. I'm raring to go at like five o 'clock in the morning. Start workout, just went to Pilates. That's my whole life story, guys. Now you know it. Nice. I like it. I think it's awesome. Like I've shifted also because now I'm on the East Coast. So the showtime starts differently for me now. And I have time first thing in the morning, get up and go do physical things. And man, it's it's been amazing. It's been awesome. You've got to exercise for life to keep your life long and healthy. It is a lifetime thing. And finding something that you enjoy doing while you exercise is critical to that. Personally, since I'm on the West Coast, I make my bed and it's a successful day before Cafe Bitcoin. And I am not qualified to discuss anything, just so everybody knows. It's all good. Shout out to Mike Germano in the audience, throwing you an invite if you would like to come up here and obligation to do so. Alex, good morning. Welcome. I think this is the first time you've been up here now. Hey, good morning, everybody. Yeah. Thanks for inviting me up. This is a lot of fun. I'm always listening while changing diapers in the morning and doing the whole mom thing before I clock in. So thanks for having me. Yeah. What are you excited about in Bitcoin and with Swan and with everything? What are you excited about? Wow. That's a loaded question. But I mean, short term, I am stoked on Pacific Bitcoin coming up. I sent out an email blast this weekend. Hopefully many of you guys received it. And I heard you mention your panel, Alex. And the description in the email of that panel is... So the title is Shitcoin Slayers, but that's pretty awesome. And basically, shitcoiners are shaking in their boots and stand no chance against Alex, Tone Vays, Jimmy, Pierre. There'll definitely be some fighting words and not some subtle jabs. It's going to be an awesome talk. Yeah, just a lot of good stuff in the pipeline for PB. Hope to see you guys there. Tone Vays, good morning. We're on a panel together. Good morning. Yeah, I saw that in the email that you were sending that over. Yeah, so that's great. Do you guys know which day that would be? That first day or second day? I have no idea. I just literally just found out myself because I got the email just like everybody else. It's funny, right? They're like, they don't even tell me. Yeah, no, it's good. I actually tweeted out just last night. Ethereum had a brand new weekly low 12 -month close against Bitcoin. And that is a very weak TA symbol for Ethereum. And it's already going down a little bit today as well. So I think, yeah, shitcoins are in a bit of trouble. But the weird thing is, though, have you guys seen what is going on over in Singapore right now with token 2049, which pretty much has become the biggest shitcoin conference in the world? It is crazy. That conference is so scary to me. It tells me that shitcoiners still have an unreasonable amount of money. And maybe the bear market's not over yet. I don't know if anyone's seen the party videos from there. No. What I wonder about is, in this next cycle, are they tapping Asia? Are you going to see a lot of shitcoin conferences over in Asia? And are they going to be gigantic? Oh, I was going to just say probably. But the scary thing is that that conference was massive. And they're renting out sweets with the best views of the... Let's get some context. Let's get some context. What do you mean by massive? What does this mean? What does massive mean to you? Numbers? Do you have an idea of a number of attendees kind of thing? I don't. I'm assuming 5 ,000 to 10 ,000 people. I wasn't going to watch that much. But it was like the after party, right? Like renting out the most expensive restaurant in Singapore. Getting front row seats or the best views of F1, a race that was happening the day after the event. If you just do the hashtag token2049 and just look at their after parties, I don't think anyone really cares. It seemed like a borderline Bitcoin 2022 or one of their older ones. It was insane. And based on how well the shitcoin community is doing, I'm like, man, this bear market may not be over yet. Well, Tone, they're long on other people's fiat, but that tells me they're short on their own tokens. That's why they're spending so hard. It's possible. Is Ethereum ever going to make new highs against Bitcoin? Nope. No, no way. And I said that on a show. I was on Ben Cohen's podcast and a lot of his audience is apparently shitcoiners. And I said that no shitcoin has ever made a new high versus Bitcoin in the following bull market of Bitcoin. Like it's never happened. Actually, I did find one exception. That exception was Doge. But that's because of Elon Musk. It's not because of anything Doge did. And BNB, right? No, BNB never really pumped in the 2017 market because it was just launching then. So BNB's high is the 2021 bull market, and that will never be surpassed. In the case of Ethereum, it's the 2017 bull market. In the case of Litecoin, it's the 2013 bull market. So if a token has been around for like a full year before the bull market, that is its ultimate high. Like it never breaches it. Ethereum will never break its 2017 high. No way.
A highlight from 1403: This Will Send Bitcoin to $1,000,000 - Max Keiser
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest technical analysis, as well as breaking news just in. The former SEC and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Norman Reed, announced as the new CEO of Binance US? Like, what? Serious? We'll also be discussing the latest from Max Kaiser, who recently shared, we helped boost El Salvador's bonds 90 % this year. We can help Javier Malay escape the IMF, central banking terrorist, and get Argentina's economy rocking. Hope to be landing in Buenos Aires soon. Let's go. He also says that President Bukele plus Bitcoin have reinvented the nation state. Governance is being redefined in the Bitcoin age. A true meritocracy and universal economic freedom is rising in El Salvador. Socialist ideas are on their deathbed. Can the Bukele model of Bukelenomics be exported to another country? We will go to Argentina and discuss this with Javier Malay. Can't freaking wait. Also breaking news, Mark Cuban loses $870 ,000 worth of Ethereum in his MetaMask hot wallet with a hack. Rough. Also in today's show, Gemini legal team accuses DCG, the digital currency group of gaslighting Genesis creditors. We'll also be discussing BitGo and Swan unveil plans for a Bitcoin -only trust company. That's right, the trust company will target institutional investors in the United States as asset managers line up for the Bitcoin spot ETF. Send it. We'll also be discussing Bitcoin price all -time high will precede the 2024 halving according to this latest prediction by Bitcoin. Quitting him here, no, Bitcoin is not going to top before the halving. Yes, it is going to reach a new all -time high before the halving. No, Bitcoin is not going to 160 ,000 because the magnitude of every pullback is large. This means it will peak after the halving in 2024. And yes, the target price is around $250 ,000 per Bitcoin. I'll also be sharing the latest predictions from Max Keiser with the Bitcoin price action I recently transcribed his most recent interviews. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's cryptonewsalerts .net. Welcome everyone just joining us. This is pod episode number 1403. I'm your host JV, and it is stat stacking Saturday. So let's get it. It's September 16th. So you already know we're halfway through the September before October. So let's bring it. Let's start with our market watch. As you can see here on the screen, we're back in the green. Bitcoin up a half a percent for the day trading back above 26 ,500. We also have Ether trading above 1600. And checking out coinmarketcap .com, we're sitting just above that trillion dollar milestone with roughly 22 billion in volume in the past 24 hours. Bitcoin dominance is 48 .9%, and the Ether dominance is 18 .6%. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, TonCoin leading the pack up 17 .5 % trading at $2 .42, followed by ThorChain up 9 .5%, trading at $1 .91, followed by Flow up 8 .5%, trading just above 46 cents. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers for the past week, we have a sea of green, which is a beautiful omen for the altcoin market. We have coins such as TonFlow, Rune, and Ave all pretty up between anywhere from 8 to 13%. And yeah, so there you have it. How many of you are currently bullish on the king crypto, and how many of you are anticipating a further dip? Let me know your insights. And at the end of the show, I'll be reading everyone's comments out loud as we do each and every day in the Q &A session. Now, let's dive into some technical analysis from Glassnode, one of my favorite analytics platform. The past few days have been relatively positive for the price action for the king crypto, which has been increasing since Tuesday, September 12th. At the time, Bitcoin is sitting just above 25 ,600. Now in this prediction, the co -founder of the popular crypto analytics resource, Glassnode, outlined that the US CPI jumped by 0 .6%, which led to some fluctuations of the Bitcoin price. And indeed, the core CPI, which excludes more volatile sectors such as food and energy by design, has noted a yearly increase of 4 .3%. But interestingly, the CPI itself clocked in at 3 .7%, while the estimations were for it to be 3 .6%. So initially, the news didn't really have any impact on the price, which beyond the expected initial turbulence, settled at where it was trading just before that. So here's some price predictions coming from the Glassnode co -founder. He pointed out that crypto reclaimed the support above 26 ,000 and is now eyeing a potential break beyond 27 ,000. This would help it escape a multi -week range. He went on to share, risk signals nose dive into the 60s around ,400 27 and 28 ,200. But this climb seems poised as a step before tackling the psychological barrier at $30 ,000. So there you have it. Let me know if you agree or disagree with the analysts. And are you currently more bullish or bearish on the King crypto for the short term? Please do let me know. And breaking news just came in before I went live. And I'm like, it's hard for me to even accept this, but this is what it says. Former SEC and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Norman Reed, is announced as the new CEO of Binance US. You can't make this stuff up. Folks, what is the SEC doing? Now, Max Kaiser recently tweeted, I'm sure you know, there was a Tucker Carlson interview with the pro Bitcoin presidential candidate of Argentina, who's currently winning the polls for the presidency. And fantastic, almost 400 million views within the first day. Max went on to share, we help boost El Salvador's bonds 90 % this year. Facts. We can help Javier Malay in Argentina escape the IMF central banking terrorists and get Argentina's economy rocking. Hope to be landing in Buenos Aires soon. So the million dollar question, do you think Max Kaiser will orange pill Javier Malay? I sure hope so. He even recently tweeted here, President Bukele plus Bitcoin have reinvented the nation state. Governance is being redefined in the Bitcoin age. A true meritocracy in universal economic freedom is rising in El Salvador. Socialist ideas are on their deathbed. Can the Bukele model of Bukele -nomics be exported to another country? We will go to Argentina and discuss this with Javier Malay. And quoting El Salvador's fearless leader, Bukele, old ideas and institutions crumbled and a new generation is called on to remake the world based on the human right of financial freedom. Preach. Now, Max also shared in regards to this headline, Janet Yellen says Ukraine aid is the best boost for the global economy. Now this is hilarious and also sincere at the same time. Bitcoin monetizes war and violence by being finite and uncomfortable as this ugly, what? Illustrates money monetizes war by violence by turning humans into disposable garbage central bank Ponzi scheme. Preach Max Kaiser. Greatly appreciate all the work you're doing. You're truly doing God's work. You and Stacy's a massive shout out. Now let's discuss the latest with the hack from Mark Cuban. Now this is alarming, but at the same time, it's Meta Mass. I've been telling you guys to stay away from the Meta Mass wallet for quite some time. And also they didn't hack Bitcoin. They hacked Ethereum. I personally don't trust Ethereum or Meta Mass. So interestingly enough, so to read this story, let's break this down. Check this out. Nearly $900 ,000 worth of Ethereum was reportedly drained from one of the hot wallets belonging to investor in Dallas. Mavs owner, Mark Cuban, the man that once said Bitcoin has no intrinsic value and that bananas are more valuable. Yeah, right now, independent blockchain sleuth was the first to spot the hack September 15th at around 8 PM. So that was last night after they highlighted suspicious behavior. What one of Cuban's wallets that the 65 year old had an interacted with for roughly five months as he shared here on X LMAO did Mark Cuban's wallet just get drain wallet inactive for 160 days and all of the assets just moved. And according to the transaction history on Etherscan, several batches of assets such as USD coin, USDC tether, and Lido staked Ether were suddenly withdrawn from the wallet within a 10 minute window. Now adding complexity to the matter, another 2 million worth of USDC was also withdrawn and sent to a different wallet, leading Woz to suspect that Cuban may just be moving some assets around. However, a few hours later, Cuban confirm to DL news that he had gone on metamask for the first time in months and vaguely suggested that the hacker or hackers may have been watching and waiting for the moment to pounce. Cuban added that he had transferred any remaining assets to Coinbase custody, essentially confirming that the $2 million worth of USDC transaction was indeed him. But in terms of the hack, members of the community were quick to point out that the opposed to the hackers watching Cubans activity, he must have done something that led to the security breach. Some suggested that Cuban may have mistakenly signed a malicious transaction while others asserted his private keys were compromised given that the funds were directly transferred out of his wallets. What do you guys personally think chat? Please let me know in the comments below. This is not the first time Cuban has been taken a hit on the crypto market. Back in June of 2021, Cuban Lawson unspecified amount of capital on what he called a rug pull after the algo stable project called iron finance imploded amid a supposed bank run. So there you have it. Mark Cuban has a bad track record in crypto. Just pointing out the obvious fam, how many of you guys think that it was a legitimate hack? Let me know your thoughts or how many of you think he maybe have just moved it around and don't want to claim it. Who knows? I mean, there's infinite possibilities. No one really knows, but I'll be keeping you posted with the latest developments. We all know Mark Cuban is a multi -billionaire. So obviously a $900 ,000 loss is not going to affect him. He's not going to lose any sleep over it. But what if you were to get hacked worth of $900 ,000 of crypto? So again, red alert, be very careful with wallets such as MetaMask. Just saying. Now for the latest between the digital currency group in Gemini with the ongoing saga as it continues, lawyers representing Gemini Trust have pushed back against the plan proposed by DCG for the creditors of Genesis Global in the filing yesterday, September 15th in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District in New York. New York, where you at? The legal team accused DCG of gaslighting Genesis creditors through contrived, misleading and inaccurate assertions and a recovery plan. Now the plan filed in Bankruptcy Court September 13th, three days ago, claimed unsecured creditors could have a 70 to 90 % recovery with a meaningful portion of the recovery in digital currencies, while Gemini earned users would expect an approximately 95 to 110 % recovery for their claims. This seemed like a red flag when I initially read the story. I'm like, how are they going to get back 110 %? Does that make any sense? So now I'm starting to understand maybe they were gaslighting. What are your thoughts, chat? According to the legal team, DCG was attempting to bait the Gemini lenders into accepting the deal that would allow the company to pay less than it allegedly owed. Lawyers called on the firm to significantly improve the terms of the loans provided to Genesis and not use Genesis' bankruptcy proceedings to cover for justifications of the recovery plan, quoting them here, to distract the Genesis creditors from the inconvenient facts of its facially inadequate and inequitable proposal, DCG touts proposed recovery rates that are total mirage, misleading at best and deceptive at worst, said the filing yesterday, September 15th. Make no mistake, Gemini lenders will not actually receive anything close to the real value in terms of proposed recovery rates under the current agreement. In principle, so a bunch of more shenanigans, to say the least. The legal battle involved entanglements with crypto exchange Gemini and DCG over the Gemini Earn program. How many of you have lost crypto from Gemini Earn? I'm curious. Please let me know in the chat, fam. Financed in part by Genesis, Genesis halted withdrawals as we know November of 2022 in the wake of the FTX collapse, citing unprecedented market turmoil at the time and filed for bankruptcy later on in January of this year. According to the court filings by Gemini, Genesis owed more than $3 .5 billion to its top 50 creditors at the time of their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. The crypto exchange filed the claim in May, aimed at recovering more than $1 .1 billion worth of assets for roughly $232 ,000 Earn users and filed a lawsuit against DCG and their CEO, Barry Silber, in June alleging fraud. Barry was not the only architect and mastermind of the DCG and Genesis fraud against the creditors. He was directly and personally involved in perpetuating it, said Gemini co -founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss back in June. The US SEC filed a civil suit against Gemini and Genesis in January for allegedly selling unregistered securities through the Earn program. The two firms filed a motion to dismiss the case in May, but it is still ongoing at this current time. How do you think this is likely to play out? I just hope that the investors get their money back as they deserve because we all know with lawsuits, the biggest losers are always the investors. The biggest winners are the lawyers and the courts. That's just facts. So we'll see how this plays out as well. And again, they're attacking and going after all of the yield programs for crypto with Gemini Earn being a pretty large one. Why? It undermines the banks, right? If you can earn a five or 10 % yield putting your cryptocurrency on their platform, it basically tells you that why would you even waste your time with fiat currency in your bank when you're losing more than the actual appreciation of interest because the interest is virtually nothing while you're losing 20 % in inflation on an annual basis. It just makes no sense. So it seems if I had to guess, that's why they're attacking all of these yield programs. But what are your thoughts, chat? Please do let me know. I'm going to read those comments out in a little bit. Now let's discuss the latest with Bitcoin Trust. That's right, BitGo and Swan unveiled plans for their Bitcoin -only trust company. This is breaking news as well. The US may soon have a Bitcoin -only trust company according to plans disclosed by BitGo and Swan yesterday, September 15th. The joint venture is pending regulatory approval, the company said in the statement. Now I love the word joint venture because hey, JV, just saying. The forthcoming entity will handle similar activities of a trust company, including Bitcoin custody, administration and management on behalf of its beneficiaries. And according to Corey Clipston, CEO of Swan, the solutions intends to offer Bitcoin custody without the risk of having other altcoins under the same roof. As you know, Swan is Bitcoin -only and they're pretty much anti everything, not Bitcoin. Quoting him here, for years, we have heard from major clients, partners and other Bitcoin companies that they would prefer a Bitcoin -only software and services stack that is focused strictly on the best custody and leverages of Bitcoin's unique features. The companies are in contact with state regulators about the plans, but have yet to file regulatory approval. Clipston told Cointelegraph we're evaluating acquisition options first, he disclosed as he announced here through the Swan Bitcoin team on X. As part of our long -term vision to advance Bitcoin adoption, we're announcing a major step forward for Swan and the entire Bitcoin ecosystem. BitGo and Swan announced plans for USA's first Bitcoin -only trust company. Let's go USA. BitGo offers digital asset security and custody, supporting over 700 cryptos as per its website. And in contrast, Swan's business is fully dedicated to the king crypto, allowing users to only invest in Bitcoin via a one -time and reoccurring purchases, with custody of records held at Fortress Bank and Bakkt, while BitGo acts as a cold storage for Custodian. Now, didn't Fortress Trust just go bankrupt or get acquired by another company? Was it Ripple? You guys let me know in the chat. I know there was something major with Fortress Trust. Now, the new venture will target institutional investors such as asset managers, pension plans, and family offices, along with governments and company treasuries. It will offer cold storage, fraud prevention, anti -money laundering, and know -your -customer protocols, amongst other Bitcoin -related services. Institutional investors in the crypto space are at a fast -growing market in the US, especially as the world's largest asset managers seek regulatory approval, which includes BlackRock, the largest. For a spot Bitcoin ETF, we also have several large Wall Street players offering crypto custody solutions to institutional investors, which include the Bank of New York, Mellon, as well as Deutsche Bank, quoting them here. We believe there is a high likelihood that several ETFs are approved in 2024, and thus a new round of entrants to the Bitcoin market seeking mature, reputable, technology -proficient partners for a range of needs, explained the Swan CEO. The SEC delayed decisions on the spot Bitcoin ETF product. Analysts predict the regulatory regulator may postpone a decision until early 2024 as the deadline fast approaches, quoting them again. Our teams have worked closely together for nearly a year on stronger, qualified custody models. Early in 2023, we recognized the opportunity to establish a Bitcoin -only custodian, combining the unique capabilities of each company and supporting the innovators that will be at the forefront of pushing Bitcoin adoption, noted the CEO of BitGo. So there you have it. I am curious, by a show of hands chat, how many of you have purchased or acquired Bitcoin using Swan Bitcoin, and how many of you are familiar or ever used BitGo? Let me know in the chat. Now let's break down our next breaking story of the day, and that's the Bitcoin halving, which should be on everybody's mind, because it's only six months out, estimated to take place sometime in April of 2024. Now guess what? What if we hit a new all -time high pre -halving, because that's what this prediction suggests. Let's break this baby down, shall we? Bitcoin has a $250 ,000 target for after its next block subsidy halving, but a new all -time high will come sooner. Let me know if you guys agree. That is the latest Bitcoin prediction from BitQuant, the popular social media commentator who sees a rosy future for Bitcoin. In his latest post on X on September 15th, synonymous central banker and Bitcoiner revealed a pre -halving target of 69 ,000. That's what makes this individual interesting. He is a central banker and a Bitcoiner. I didn't even know that was a possible combination, fam, just saying, but he wrote, no, Bitcoin is not going to the top before the halving. Yes, it is going to reach a new all -time high before the halving. Now Bitcoin has just over six months before the halving, the event that cuts the miner rewards, as we know, per block by 50 % every four years. Analysts argue that the resulting emission restrictions have a cathartic impact on the Bitcoin price performance, acting as something of a springboard in advance of Bitcoin seeing new all -time highs. But for BitQuant, the analysts, that alone is not bullish enough. Not only will Bitcoin beat its current record set in 2021, which we all know the current all -time high is 69 ,000, before next April, it'll go on to hit $250 ,000 per Bitcoin after the next halving cycle begins. That's what he says here. No, Bitcoin is not going to 160 ,000 because the magnitude of every pullback is large. This means it will peak after the halving in 2024, and yes, the target price is around 250 ,000, which is outlined right here in the chart. Let me know if you agree or disagree with this crypto analyst, BitQuant. Now, market participants are highly divided when it comes to how the Bitcoin price action will play out into the halving and beyond. Some agree that the higher levels are possible by April, but plenty of conservative voices obviously remain, especially bears, right? Last month, Bitcoin investor and author Jesse Myers dispelled any idea that Bitcoin will be trading at six figures between now and then, and in a subsequent interview, meanwhile, Philby Philby, the co -founder of Trading Suite, decent trader, gave a pre -halving Bitcoin price ceiling of 46 ,000, quoting him here, assuming no Black Swan event, around 35 ,000 by the end of the year, and possibly as high as 46 ,000, sometime pre -halving in quarter one of 2024. So there, you freaking have it. And as he shares here, I'm going to read you his particular post on X coming from Bitcoin. Again, this is the central banker slash Bitcoiner. He says, no, Bitcoin is not going to the top before the halving. Yes, it is going to reach a new all -time high before the halving. No, Bitcoin is not going to 160 ,000 because the magnitude of every pullback is large. This means it will peak after the halving in 2024. And yes, the target price is around $250 ,000 per coin. So there you have it, fam. Again, let me know if you agree or disagree with the analysts and where do you feel the Bitcoin halving, which is around the corner, is likely to take us. As you know, the two most bullish catalysts in the market, Bitcoin halving as well as spot Bitcoin ETF. I hope they both get approved and take place. We already know for certain the halving will take place, but there's a 95 % chance of the spot ETF approval in the United States, according to top ETF analyst, Eric Balchunes of Bloomberg. Now for the moment you have all been waiting for, the latest from Max Kaiser. I recently transcribed, actually today, his most recent interview in Bitcoin price predictions, very powerful words to share. So let's break this down. So first and foremost, he says, the world is a very different place and everyone will say nobody saw it coming, but it is clearly been brewing now for many years. And it's like every single day you can just see the catastrophe inching toward the abyss. You know, it's we're at the zero line preach. He also says it is a global fiat money game and you see different countries where fiat money regimes are collapsing in real time, right? Facts. Argentina, you know, the countries like this or like Lebanon recently had a complete collapse or a central bank collapse. That's right. And inflation is definitely an indication that your fiat money regime is in dire straits and inflation is breaking out in a big way. It is not going to return to where it was before this latest inflation break inflation and the collapse of fiat money is here. Now people are feeling it right now. And the quality of life all over the world is being impacted by it and it's being impacted in the United States. You know, people can't buy a home. People can't afford food. The economy is starting to ramp back up again. So it's playing out right now. And there is nothing that can be done to stop this inflation because the economy is completely out of control. So even the interest on the debt in the United States is now over one trillion dollars. So I think it is the biggest line item on the budget, bigger than the military. What we were told for decades was, oh, you know, it's trickle down economics or what you have, what not. I mean, and he goes on to share with Bitcoin. It's kind of the end of price discovery because everything will be priced in Bitcoin preach. eventually Everything goes to zero against Bitcoin. And so for someone like myself, who has been following this for 40 years, finance markets, technology, Bitcoin is the holy grail. It is the end all. I would say my compatriot in all of this is the one and only Michael Saylor. When you hear Michael Saylor talk, he talks about the aesthetics of Bitcoin, the beauty of Bitcoin. And he speaks about it in a way that I think carries the torch from the Max and Stacey from 2011. He started buying it, I guess, when it was 10 or 12000 a coin or so in 2020 era. So we were from 2011 to 2020. I think he's kind of carried the torch from 2020 in a lot of ways and introduced Bitcoin to massive pools of capital. I am surprised that more companies haven't followed his lead, giving up the break in inflation we have had exactly as Michael Saylor predicted, the melting ice cube, as he called it at that time, is exactly what happened. Well, I guess we can say now we're in a new era where BlackRock and those other major institutions are now looking at Bitcoin. So his work on the institutional level, I guess, is now bearing fruit. Three years later, I see in the Middle East, they are starting to recognize Bitcoin. So that's a huge pool of capital. I think all of that oil money will find its way into Bitcoin and be a huge catalyst for the prices. It is a natural way for the oil industry to diversify their portfolio because Bitcoin is essentially energy and the energy eventually gets priced in Bitcoin. And there is a marriage between these two in a big way. So I think that's kind of the answer. I have always been fascinated by price discovery in markets and the architecture of how markets work under the hood. And Bitcoin is such a pristine, perfect money. And I think it is something that humans have been searching for since forever. And now we're seeing it change society on a really fundamental level with the introduction of Bitcoin. And a lot of people are freaking out because of it, because it destroys the status quo. And a lot of people who have been waiting for it to come along have had the faith that humanity can be saved. They see Bitcoin in those terms. So you have this split going on, which is very exciting. So it just continues on and on. And you cannot, how could you not be interested in it? I think the people who were into it earlier and just walked away just never got it from the beginning. Once it's characterized as an asset class, we have nothing to do except position ourselves in this asset class. Either we are going to be a small position or a big position, but we cannot ignore it. We cannot not have a position. Now check this out. So even 1 % of that multi -hundred trillion dollar funds available moves the needle on Bitcoin and it moves it up considerably. He's referencing the 700 trillion dollar plus total addressable market. And he continues, so if we get into the 5 to 10 % range, then you start to really see it raise ahead to the seven figure type predictions that people have been making, including myself, because Bitcoin is an asset class preach. And on the flip side, we have what we saw in the gold market, which is the ability to control the price discovery and manipulate the prices. It's real through the derivatives markets. So the price of gold has been lagging inflation for 20 years because the governments around the world don't like gold making their fiat money look bad. That's right. So they make it easy for the huge funds to manipulate the price of gold and to scalp it, to continuously skim profits off of gold, which is what they do almost every single day. You can watch it and see it. That's pretty clear. And they are very good at keeping the price of gold and silver down. There's something like for every ounce of silver, there's probably 50 ounces worth of derivatives floating in various exchanges around world that are used to keep the price of silver down because governments don't want gold to race ahead and draw capital out of their fiat money scam into gold. He's preaching. Now with Bitcoin, we have the ability to pull our private keys, which is not really available with gold. Technically people can take delivery of gold on these exchanges, but there has never been an organized attempt to do so. We tried to do it a few years ago with crash JP Morgan, buy gold and silver because after the 2008 financial crisis, when JP Morgan ended up buying Bear Stearns effectively for nothing, they inherited this huge multimillion short silver position that Bear Stearns was managing at the behest of presumably the government. The government likes to stay involved. And so I did some calculations and it became clear that if this short position was not covered, the price of silver could go to 60 to $70 an ounce, and it would bankrupt JP Morgan Chase. Take that Jamie Dimon. So we started this crash JP Morgan buy silver campaign, and we got the price of silver from $15 up to $50. So we got it up to $50 level. And then the Fed of course came in, they changed the laws overnight to make it possible for these banks to have and carry a much greater short position and silver. So they printed up a lot of paper, silver derivatives, and they stopped the run on their bank. And the price of silver went back down to $15 or so. So we've seen that it is possible to force capitulation in that silver market. But at the end of the day, because the ability to pull private keys is not like it is Bitcoin, I don't think it'll ever succeed. Whereas with Bitcoin, you can pull your private keys. Now, I mean, he is speaking facts right here. Warren Buffett and his own words has said, derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction. The central bankers are using it to manipulate the markets. That's what they're doing with silver. That's what they're doing with gold and precious metals. And Max makes a great point. They don't want the gold and silver prices to rise up. It undermines the US dollar. They're trying to keep a strong dollar, right? So that's why gold has been pretty stable at like $2 ,000 and unable to really climb much above it. I think it's been pretty stagnant virtually for the past decade. So with the dollar inflating from them continuing to print trillions of dollars, the fact that gold isn't just continuously going up, it proves that the market is manipulated. You also got to consider as well, there is no scarce asset like Bitcoin. Bitcoin has a finite limited supply of 21 million coins. Yeah, gold may be rare or scarce, but they dump a new supply every year into the market. They can control it. They could invest more into discovering more gold. As Jack Mallers pointed out, Elon could maybe discover more gold on Mars. Who knows? Bitcoin, you can't say the same thing. Bitcoin is perfect money. It's incorruptible. It's unconfiscatable and the list goes on and on. So if you had the choice to put your wealth somewhere, what asset class would you choose to put it in? Let me know, fam. And don't forget to check out cryptonewsalerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in the live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
A highlight from Tesla Buying Bitcoin?! (XRP Continues Winning Streak)
"Jeep Adventure Days is going on now. Hurry in for great deals on a great selection of Jeep brand vehicles. Now get 10 % below MSRP for an average of 6 ,903 under MSRP on the purchase of a 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe. Not compatible with lease offers or with any other consumer incentive offers. 6 ,903 average based on 10 % below average MSRP from all 2023 Wrangler 4xe models in dealer stock. Residency restrictions apply. Take retail delivery by 10 -2. Jeep is a registered trademark. It is time to discover crypto, everybody. It's 1131. It is Friday, September 15th. How are we all doing today? We got Drew and AJ on the ones and twos, and we're ready to talk crypto. What up, AJ? Let's go. What's going on? Happy Friday. It is Friday. Deezy, you got any plans this weekend? I see you got that blockchain basement shirt, man. I'm just enamored by that. I'm going to do yard work like always and more yard work, and then I'm going to do a cold plunge. Guys, do you want me to film the cold plunge and throw it on X? Maybe we show it Monday? You won't. I'm a little flabby, but you know, whatever. You know, there's no better motivation than bullying. That's how I was raised. I'm an 80s baby. All right, hey, how are we all doing today? Let's get right into it, guys. We got green Bitcoin. Is Elon and Tesla going to start buying Bitcoin? A lot of analysts think so. Also, we got to talk about Genesis a little. We got a regulation war going on, and we have Gareth Soloway on the charts, correct? He hasn't checked in yet, but he hasn't checked in yet. All right, he's my favorite Floridian trader. He was on a Twitter space, right? I think he's actually still on it, so he's probably hopping on it. Okay, okay, okay, yeah. If he doesn't show up, Evan Aldo's going to take the number one spot. Gareth falls to number two. I love Evan, too. Evan's my homie. He needs to book a trip on the Turkish hairlines. That was good. Yeah, it's getting, hey, guys, I told you it was going to start looking thin and wispy. I haven't cut my hair in, let's see, 23 days. All right, so it's growing. All right, all right. I do it on Mondays. I do it on Mondays. You told me once a week. But yeah, hey, I'll needle live. I'll needle live on Mondays. All right, guys, let's get right into it. All right, where are we at? Hey, where's CoinGecko? Oh, oh, you guys are going to make me type it in. Are we leading with the charts, right? Yep. Look what you're doing to me here. Unbelievable. God. All right, let's check out a CoinMarketCap here, or CoinGecko and look at the crypto market cap. We are down today, folks. We have fallen, taken a little bit of a tumble. It must be a semi -recent, because I thought I looked this morning, it looked good. 1 .08 trillion, you can round up to 1 .09 trillion. 24 -hour volume coming in at $32 billion for the cryptocurrency market. We have ETH dominance coming in at 17 .9, and Bitcoin dominance coming in at 47 .1, and we have gas coming in very, very low at 21 Gwei. So if you're looking to trade some alts, now's a pretty good time. You can get in pretty cheap, everybody.
A highlight from 1402: Javier Milei: The Next Pro Bitcoin President
"In today's show, Bitcoin price shows a textbook Wyckoff move as the Bitcoin bulls defend $25 ,000. In breaking news, pro -Bitcoin US Congressman says sound money is essential to defending freedom preach. Also in today's show, we'll be discussing Bitcoin's clean energy usage reportedly exceeds 50%. However, why hasn't Tesla started accepting Bitcoin payments as Elon Musk promised? Also in today's show, Bitcoin primed to surge by over 70 % in a 2015 style price jump, says top crypto analyst Michal van de Poppe. I'll be sharing his timeline. We'll also be discussing the one and only Michael Saylor, predicting a $5 million Bitcoin price and what's the likelihood of this coming true. Also, what has recently broken the internet, Tucker Carlson gives Bitcoin a massive victory with his recent interview with Javier Millet. In fact, that interview now has over 330 million views, quoting Max Keiser, Tucker and Javier heading to 500 million views in 24 hours. The appetite and the Spanish speaking world for truthful economics reporting is unbelievably huge. And Max also points out he's scheduling a trip to Argentina to meet with Javier Millet. So make money private again. Let's go. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this fam, plus so much more in today's show.
A highlight from Why Tucker Carlson is a Bitcoiner | EP 825
"Yeah, welcome to Simply Bitcoin Live, we're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin and religion of carbon making news called Traumatic Warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state before anyone makes fun of me in the chat. My mother -in -law got me these like blue light blocker glasses and I put them on last night and I felt like immediate relief and there's like different shades for it. So like these are like nighttime when the TV is there and then these are like right before you're gonna go to sleep but apparently these are for daytime. Anyways, they're badass, your eyes literally feel like they're relaxing and Opti of course is already trolling me and as well, I'm sure the chat is as well. So that's why I'm wearing these, maybe I'll continue wearing, they feel good, I'm on my computer all day, you know what, I don't care at this point. Anyways guys, today's gonna be a great, great show, orange tinted glasses, I didn't think about that. Today's gonna be a great show, we're gonna talk about the man, the myth, the legend, Tucker Carlson himself. His show last night that he released on Twitter, which I highly, highly recommend, actually has last time I checked, 320 million views, it beat the interview that he did with Donald Trump by like 100 million views. And once again, you have a politician, right, so Justin Trudeau is basically gaslighting saying like, you know, we have to put price controls on the grocery stores for raising the prices and all that stuff. But you have a politician who is literally identifying the problem, he's literally saying the government is the problem, the money printing is the problem, the government is the sole cause of these things. You have an Austrian economist who has a really good opportunity, really good shot at winning the presidency. And why I believe this video was so popular was the same reason as to why I believe that video Richmond, North of Richmond, went viral the way it did. People are feeling the pain, people are questioning the current system, and people are desperately seeking an alternative, which is why I believe this this hardcore libertarian Austrian economist has a really good shot at winning the presidency in Argentina, and the country is currently dealing with 100 % inflation, like, like, obviously, people are questioning it. And when you have a politician who's actually identifying the real cause of inflation, like people put two and two together, right? Javier Meli wouldn't be popular if he didn't strike a nerve. Richmond North of Richmond wouldn't have gone viral, right? Without any of the marketing and any of the push by the big studios, it was just basically a very small studio, it's a guy in his backyard with his dog, literally singing into a microphone. That would not have gone viral if it did not resonate with people, if people weren't feeling the pain that he was feeling, right? So this is, we are living through, in my opinion, the separation of money and state. All these roads, like even if Oliver Anthony, and even if, you know, Javier Meli, you know, and we know he likes Bitcoin, but you know, he wants to dollarize the country, all roads eventually lead to Bitcoin. Some people take the longer road, some people take the shorter road, but eventually it all leads to the inevitable conclusion that we have to separate money from state, because as long as the state has the privilege of being able to create money for free that everyone else has to work for, they will abuse that privilege to benefit themselves and benefit their friends at the expense of everyone else. And this is exactly what Bitcoin fixes. So this is really, really exciting times. Tucker, I don't think he would be at this point if it wasn't with the conversations that he had with Naeem Bukhale. Tucker would not be at this point if it wasn't, if he didn't have the conversations with Michael Saylor. Tucker would not be at this point if he didn't have the conversations with Max Keiser. And even though he was the most popular broadcaster on the legacy corporate media, his words were so dangerous that they had to fire the guy. And that makes sense. Look at all the other articles that are that's coming out of the legacy corporate media attacking Naeem Bukhale, attacking Javier Milli. Because I think they're exposing the fraud that is fiat money and the fraud that is the current established system anyways, it's going to be a great show before we get to it. I want to bring up my legendary co -hosts. We're both wearing glasses now, Opti. Opti was making, I was telling you hard, it's so much fun of me in the beginning, but I'm going to buy you a pair. You're going to be you're never going to take off anymore because I need the colorblind one. Your eyes are literally going to relax, bro. Like your eyes are literally like look at my eyes are like relaxing right now. They're like they're like, oh, like I don't even know what that means that your eyes feel relief. Like you don't even know what that means, bro. I have no idea. I've never looked as cool as you do right now with those glasses on. So I wouldn't know. I wouldn't know. But anything anyways to the opening monologue, which was great, very, very eloquent. And you had that politician rhetoric going right there. I really liked it. I really enjoyed it. One of the things that's pretty crazy is the fact that Tucker got so many views on this. What what I don't know what it is now, but last time I checked, it was like three twenty two, three hundred twenty two million. Like that's damn near the whole U .S. population. And we all know that Fox wasn't getting to every single person in the U .S. Obviously, it's global. But that reach that Tucker has on Twitter or X is just it's absolutely crazy. And this goes back to what we keep saying all the time of breaking the echo chamber and planting these ideas. And of course, Tucker doesn't have to go full Bitcoin maxi like we do on our show. But the fact he's having these conversations, I think does feel like a shift in the zeitgeist and people are waking up. And we've been kind of covering pinpoints and receipts about this constantly, whether it's the song, whether it's a post that I did yesterday in the culture, whether it's the tick tock videos, like people are feeling the pain and they're asking the questions. And so, you know, the soil is right for people to understand Bitcoin and for everyone to get on the Bitcoin standard. So it's just, wow, three hundred and thirty five million views now. OK, the Overton window is crazy, man, is shifting, man. People are sick and tired. People are sick and tired of the gaslighting. You had Opti's ex -girlfriend literally telling people that the cause of inflation is because workers are asking for more salary. Like it's absurd. Anyways, we do have a very special guest today. We have James from Stamp Seed and we're going to talk about the stamp seed before. Look, I got to show off my stamp seed hammer. Look at this thing. Nice. There you go. We got we got to we got to stamp seed hammers. So I'm very excited for the culture. We're going to talk about the stamp seed, why you should back up your Bitcoin wallet seed words on titanium, one of the strongest metals on planet Earth. Is that is that correct, James? That's correct. One hundred percent. Yeah, man. So we're going to we're going to we're going to. We're going to dive deep into all that. And I know a lot of you guys I know that you did you guys did a lot of the stress testing. I think it was Lop that did some of the stress testing comments. Migo, you remind me of Bono from YouTube. It's true, but I don't think Bono was wearing these. I think Bono was wearing these for stylistic reasons. I'm wearing these so that my eyes could relax from the from the evil blue light that's coming out of my screen anyways. So, yeah, you guys did a lot of stress testing on the stamp seed. That's correct, right? Yeah. We haven't had Lop stress tested yet. I think that's in the works right now. But we tested ourselves in house, various different sources of heat. One of them was a blowtorch, which is similar to Elon Musk, not a flamethrower, which is reaching temperatures triple the average house fire. This is one of the plates that we had stress tested. You can see it's been burnt to a crisp. That's why there's all that discoloration. We marred it up. So where you can see those hammer marks are hit. You can still see your letters. It might not come out too clear in the camera. Bent it, crushed it, you know, being that it's one solid piece and your letters are stamped deep into the metal when you bend it. Things aren't going to. There you go. Look at that. Look at that. Yeah. Things aren't going to fall apart. You know, there's no loose pieces, no loose tiles, you know, Scrabble pieces, I like to call them. Everything's in there. Yeah. Like this is like as if your house caught on fire that elephants stamped on the ruins afterwards. Yeah, right. This is what this looks like. Yeah. Or if you know your house, you know, you have two floors, maybe the first floor collapses during that fire. And, you know, you have some crushing issues on top of it. But chances are things like that hopefully aren't happening to most people. But if they do, you're secure. If they do, your money, your generational wealth is protected. Anyways, guys, let's jump into the numbers. I want to talk about Tucker. I want to talk about with about everything that's been happening. Let's check it out. The Bitcoin numbers, is your Bitcoin and cold storage really secure? Is your seed phrase really secure? Stamped seeds do it yourself kit has everything you need to hammer your seed words into commercial grade titanium plates instead of just writing them on paper. Don't store your generational wealth on paper. Paper is prone to water damage, fire damage. You want to put your generational wealth on one of the strongest metals on planet Earth titanium. Your words are actually stamped into this metal plate with this hammer and these letter stamps. And once your words are in, they aren't going anywhere. No risk of the plate breaking apart and pieces falling everywhere. Titanium stamp seeds will survive nearly triple the heat produced by a house fire. They're also crush proof, waterproof, non -corrosive and time proof. All things that paper is not allowing you to huddle your Bitcoin with peace of mind for the long haul. Stamp your seed on stamp seed. All right, guys, I literally made it super easy for you guys. You can scan the QR code on your screen. It'll take you directly to the stamp seed website and you can use promo code simply to get 15 percent off any of the stamp seed products. And I know you guys are doing custom back plates, too. I saw some that were really bad ass. Yeah. So do you have one, by the way, on hand? I do, actually.
A highlight from PayPal Launches Stablecoin That Could Change The World! (But There's A Catch...)
"The safest, easiest way to pay just got easier or at least has moved further into the cryptoverse. Online payment behemoth PayPal has launched its own stablecoin, becoming the latest TradFi company to make the attempt. You may remember Meta, the parent company of Facebook, trying to shove their own stablecoin down our throats and subsequently shuttering the project in early 2022. Will PayPal USD, aka PYUSD, succeed where others have failed? We're going to dive into the pros and cons. It's time to discover crypto. If you're new to the cryptoverse, you may be wondering what exactly is a stablecoin. It's a coin for horses. I'm kidding. It's all in the name, baby. A stablecoin is meant to do exactly that, maintain a stable price. Many of them are pegged to the US dollar. It's a way for investors and traders to keep their assets on the blockchain without having to deal with extreme price volatility. Well, at least that's what's supposed to happen with stables as long as they maintain their peg. If you want an example of what happens when a stablecoin loses its peg, take a look at our video on Terra UST. In case you've been living under a rock with all your cash buried in some dragon's lair, PayPal has a veritable monopoly on online payments. Founded in 1998, the company went public in 2002 and was soon taken over by eBay. Fast forward to today, the company has expanded astronomically and subsequently gobbled up would -be competitors like Venmo, Zoom and Zettle and many others. It also boasts 435 million users at time of recording. The original team is actually referred to as the PayPal Mafia. You'll recognize some familiar faces including Elon Musk, Yammer's David O. Sachs, LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman and Jawad Karim, who co -founded our own little slice of paradise, YouTube. So my question is, with Elon Musk's historic ties to PayPal, will the PayPal stablecoin become the favored cryptocurrency for X? Unseeding would -be Prince of X, doge? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think. PayPal's stablecoin release also comes a couple months after the announcement that Celsius will use it to distribute payments to its creditors, a decision that has sparked outrage and questions from Celsius's creditors. Raking in fees for millions of bankrupt Celsius isn't a great way to start your stablecoin debut. Now, PayPal has been interested in crypto for a while. They first allowed customers to buy, and hold a short list of cryptocurrencies back in 2020, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. Then in 2022, they finally began supporting crypto withdrawals and deposits in and out of PayPal. And PYUSD is their latest attempt to make a name for themselves in the Web3 landscape. They announced its development at the beginning of 2022, but then pulled back citing regulatory issues. Was it you, Gary? But I guess their concerns are no more because there are full steam ahead with their stablecoin pursuits. Okay, enough about lost funds and heartbreak. Why would PayPal want to get into the stablecoin game in the first place? Well, it turns out stablecoins can be quite a lucrative business worth around $120 billion. PYUSD's top competitors Tether and USDC both have remarkable profits this year. Tether is projected to bring in $6 billion, while Circle, the parent company of USDC, has brought in $779 million so far this year. If PayPal can capture even a percentage of this market, they could bring in some serious bank. How do these companies do it? Well, both USDT and USDC maintain their peg by holding cash and investing in US Treasuries. And the yields of these Treasuries have soared to 5 % recently, so they're able to bring in a lot of profit and able to add to their reserves. PayPal intends to follow a similar model with the stablecoin being backed by USD bank deposits, US Treasuries and US Treasure reverse repurchase agreements held in custody by Paxos. You may recognize the name Paxos for managing the soon -to -be -deceased Binance stablecoin BUSD, which Binance has taken off the market due to SEC lawsuit. RIP. PayPal has announced that Paxos will begin issuing monthly reserve reports in September 2023, and these reports will be verified by an external and supposedly impartial accounting firm. Can we just get Kevin an Oscar? Remember, guys, having a public and verifiable proof of reserve is so important, not only for stablecoins, but also for exchanges. Make sure you do your research before you buy or send your crypto places. PYUSD is an ERC -20 token written in Solidity and running on the Ethereum blockchain. You can exchange PYUSD for fiat as well as send it to other PayPal users and buy crypto on PayPal's platform. You can also buy from PayPal's merchants, and PayPal will send PYUSD to make the purchase. There are zero fees to send this stablecoin to other PayPal users, but there are fees for buying cryptocurrencies and withdrawing PayPal USD from the platform. Currently, you can withdraw or deposit PYUSD and it's compatible with Metamask and Coinbase Wallet, soon to be supported by Venmo. A week after PayPal's stablecoin mania hit the media, Ledger, one of the top cold storage wallet solutions, announced that its users would be able to buy crypto with their PayPal accounts. Coinbase has allowed American and Canadian users to buy crypto with their PayPal accounts for a while, but recently, Coinbase partnered with PayPal to bring this option to users in Germany and the UK. This comes in handy since PayPal decided to pause crypto purchases on its own platform in the UK, citing financial regulatory shifts. With all these exchanges supporting PayPal accounts to purchase crypto, it seems like only a matter of time before Ledger and other wallets begin to support PYUSD as well. Currently, you can get your hands on some PYUSD on Coinbase, Kraken, Gate .io and Crypto .com if you don't want to buy it from the PayPal platform. Right now, we're a little less than a month into their release, so are people actually using it? Well, it seems like members of the crypto community have been a bit wary so far. The block reported that smart money is avoiding the coin and smaller investors are as well. And really, can you blame them? Most people are still traumatized from the Terra fiasco. And why would you switch your funds from Tether or USDC when they've stood the test of time? There have also been concerns about PYUSD launching on ETH and associated high fees. And there are real regulatory concerns here in the US. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, was quick to wag the finger at PayPal and yell, Shame! Shame on you! She's mad at business as giant as PayPal would move forward with a stablecoin without federal regulatory framework. She may want to point that finger right back at herself because the Fed is at fault here twofold. One, they allowed PayPal to get this giant. And two, they can't figure out how to actually regulate the space. Probably due to our officials being older than dinosaurs. Look at this! Are you kidding me? Another issue that has some worried is that PYUSD is centralized and has a sordid history of randomly freezing people's accounts. And last year, the company threatened to fine users up to $2500 to posting misinformation. After immense backlash, PayPal retracted the statement saying it was an error. The terms and conditions of PYUSD also state, PayPal can stop supporting the stablecoin at any time without informing holders. All of this has members of the cryptoverse worrying that PayPal would arbitrarily freeze or deduct PYUSD from their accounts just like the big banks are able to do. Well, don't freeze up yourself. Hit that like button and subscribe to the channel to discover more crypto. PayPal freezing accounts is not good. We want control over our funds and the right to privacy. But just for context, Tether and USDC are centralized as well. Tether is held by an international company, and USDC boasts BlackRock, Fidelity, and Coinbase among their investors. So nothing is totally safe. And while it's great PYUSD has added the trove of stablecoin options, the space really needs more decentralized stablecoins. Okay, so now I want to mention a few reasons PYUSD makes me feel bullish for crypto in general. Anytime a TradFi company gets into crypto signals wider adoption. And PayPal could be going after a completely different retail demographic for PYUSD, which would explain the slow adoption. But the coolest thing about PayPal launching a stablecoin is the ability to pay for things IRL without taking funds off the blockchain. You can already use PYUSD to pay millions of merchants through PayPal. This kind of thing has started on a small scale elsewhere, but PayPal is going to majorly increase mass adoption. I don't think we're far away from being able to pay our rent with crypto through Venmo or PayPal. And that kind of thing makes me bullish. It gives me chills up my spine. Guys, I can hear the bull market calling. Can you hear it too? And it says, Wind Moon. That's all for me. Thanks for watching Discover Crypto! Hit that like button on your way out. And we'll see you at the top.
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"elon" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Okay, play cut 69, please. This is Elon at his best. He deserves praise here. If you're honest in the audience, you might hate Elon, you should say this is a powerful 45 seconds. Play cut 69. People were killed. But it was, I think, incorrectly ascribed to a white supremacist action. I couldn't really even follow exactly what it was you were trying to express there. So that's in part why I was curious about I'm saying that I flipped the ascribing it to white supremacy was bull. Okay. And that the information for that came from an obscure Russian website and was somehow magically found by bellingcat, which is a company that does psyops. And there's no proof, by the way, that he was not. I would say that there's no proof that he is. And that's a debate you want to get into on Twitter. Yes. Because we should not be ascribing things to white supremacy if it's false. No proof that he's not. These people in the media. It's a presumption of innocence. Do you have any evidence at all? Then don't postulate it. And so as we look at how do we save the country, we need more defections from the elite class. And yeah, they're going to try to take Elon out. But they got a problem with Elon because they need Elon. They need Elon for the electric vehicle nonsense that they want to try to mandate. They need Elon for some of the, of course, communications via satellites and what's the name of the company? Starlink? Cut 64. The New York Times is really fired up. Elon has turned Twitter into a vehicle for authoritarianism, like 64. He is basically he is the kind of he turned Twitter into on many different fronts, a vehicle for authoritarianism, both kind of spouting authoritarian content and tamping down on content that would challenge authoritarianism. Content that would challenge authoritarianism, he's destroyed, these are people that are defending the targeting of moms and dads at school board meetings. These are people that are perfectly fine with political dissidents. Like Steve Bannon being indicted, James O'Keefe being raided, the constant nonstop persecution of January 6th defendants, and they're lecturing us about authoritarianism. The people that wanted the contact trace you, because you went to a church, and they're saying that we're the authoritarian people, probably the most powerful clip is David Faber, talking about conspiracy theories. I think you're seeing Elon Musk become red pilled. I really do. I think you are seeing the red pilling of the world's richest man. Why? Because he's intellectually curious. I really believe this. I believe that any American who is intellectually curious and honest will move further to the center right. During this time in American, that the American drama that's playing out. It is impossible to go to the center left or to the left if you are intellectually curious and honest. The more you ask, the more you inquire, the more you research, you are going to go further to at least the center to the center right. The American right is the only place we are allowed to think for yourself and say, well, that's wrong. And that's interesting. Maybe that goes too far and again, we do not require. We should not require. Let me put it this way. We should not require that every person who decides the quote unquote enter the center right agrees with us on everything. I'm a 100% conservative across the board. You guys are too. At the same time, I think it's really powerful that Elon Musk is challenging this guy on CNBC about conspiracy theories..
"elon" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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"elon" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Open, which of course is several months away. I believe the end of August early September. Now, as I say, this to me makes absolutely no sense. It reflects a kind of dug in commitment to the vaccine when we know and is now widely admitted. I'm actually not even saying anything controversial. This is now even admitted by the Biden administration and by the health authorities, getting the vaccine does not prevent you from getting COVID. Getting the vaccine does not prevent you from spreading COVID. And therefore, the previous rationales for mandating the vaccine, we need to have a vaccine because people who don't take the vaccine are at risk of putting other people at risk. But people who take the vaccine also putting other people at risk. Well, the vaccine is going to save lives. Well, you can still get COVID. I think that the remaining argument for the vaccine and it is not an argument without significance, but it's an argument a much more limited scope that the vaccine has the likelihood, not the certainty, but the likelihood of reducing lethality, by the way, COVID by itself isn't all that lethal. If you look at the rates of lethality, there are quite low now for pretty much every group and they're much lower even for younger groups. But moreover, the vaccine may in some cases reduce the severity of COVID. And that's a good reason if you want to take the vaccine for that reason. You can do it. Now, Ron DeSantis in his very wrong desanti in way. Has come up with a kind of ingenious solution. And his solution is, Novak Djokovic can enter the United States by boat. And I don't listen to Debbie, she was like, what? You can get around this DHS rule. But turns out apparently you can. Because the DHS rule isn't has a certain scope. And again, it comes down in many of these cases. It's a little bit like a tax law. You got to actually read the law and you've got to read the text and recognize that the text says something, but it doesn't say something else. If the text says that it's going to prohibit entry of the United States through, for example, the TSA, it could be that there are ways to get around that. And so Ron DeSantis has written a letter to the Biden administration basically saying, as far as I can see, there's nothing in the law to prevent Djokovic from entering Miami in a maritime way through a boat through a ship and Debbie made the point and she goes maybe the rules are a little more lenient with ships because of all the cruises that come to Florida that come to the United States. If they have vaccine requirements and all the cruises, it would probably put a real damper in the cruise industry. So maybe the cruises were able to talk the administration into not having the same kind of strict vaccine requirement for foreign nationals who come via cruise to the United States. So in any event, it looks like desantis is going to verify with the Biden administration that this is in fact what the law says. And then Novak Djokovic will have a way. Who knows if you'll want to. He might be indignant and don't forget it.
"elon" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"I want to talk about the number one tennis player in the world, Novak, Djokovic. Now, Djokovic is a remarkable guy, he came of age in a time when two of the greatest tennis players Federer and Nadal dominated the field. It looked like they were virtually invincible and Djokovic not only showed that that was not the case, but he showed that he could beat them. And he was playing these guys in their prime and he emerged as the number one tennis player in the world. Since then, Djokovic has sometimes slipped out of that ranking. But it's due to the fact that he refuses to take the COVID vaccine. And so he has been denied entrance to Australia to play the Australian open. He couldn't play in the French, open. And I believe Wimbledon allowed him to play, which, by the way, Debbie and I very happy about we are going to Wimbledon this year. We've got fabulous center tickets and we're hoping to see Djokovic and others in action. But Djokovic is being blocked from coming to the United States. Apparently he wants to play in the tournament in Indian Wells around the same time there's a tournament in Miami. I think it's called a Miami open and the Biden administration, the DHS Department of Homeland Security, won't let him in. Now this is downright ridiculous. It's one thing to do this and June or early 2021. It's a whole other thing to do it now. I mean, think about it this way. First of all, an American citizen can go abroad. Catch COVID come back into the country. These restrictions don't apply. Djokovic is actually very careful. This is a guy who is almost a religious approach. He's very spiritual guy on the one hand, but on the other hand, he's also somebody who apparently pays microscopic attention to what goes into his body. He's very careful what he eats. He's one of those guys that believes that the condition of his body staying in top shape depends upon just a kind of rigorous scrutiny of what he consumes. And he doesn't want to consume the vaccine period. And he's willing to pay the price for it. So he's not going to be coming to Indian Wells and who knows if it will be allowed to come in to New York to play the U.S.
"elon" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"So that's the first pre text for looking at Twitter. And the second one, of course, is the embarrassment. They don't say this in their letters, but the embarrassment generated by the Twitter files. The Twitter files, by the way, the latest one out today by Matt taibbi, exposing what he calls the censorship industrial complex. It's a very it's a pretty long thread with a lot of detail. Sometimes when this happens, even though it's timely, I don't want to jump the gun because I want to really digest what's going on. So I'm going to take the weekend to do that and pick up on this topic on Monday. But point being that people like Matt tybee have become very dangerous to the censorship industrial complex. Why? Because they're exposing how government is actively involved. Government isn't the only sensor government works would be Aspen institute. It works with the Stanford Internet observatory. You've got this kind of octopus of censorship that operates in multiple ways. Academic researchers are involved. It's a very disturbing monster that Elon Musk is trying valiantly to slave. And the FDC is trying to harass him along the way. There's not perhaps a whole lot they can do to him, but on the other hand, they do have leverage government institutions and agencies always do, and at the very least they have virtually unlimited resources to tie you up to make you hire armies of lawyers to deal with them to keep hauling you in front of them to make presentations and answer questions. So this is nothing more than harassment of Elon Musk. Fortunately, the GOP majority in the House is onto this. They have now exposed it. In fact, they're the ones that put out these repeated and badgering inquiries from the FDC to Elon Musk, Elon Musk has commented on it quote this is a serious attack on the constitution by a federal agency. I think what he means is that this is a serious attack on the constitutional right to free speech. And elsewhere Elon Musk again a shameful case of weaponization of a government agency for political purposes and suppression of truth. The good thing is that unlike guys like perhaps taco Carlson and others, Elon Musk works for himself, he can't be booted. He can't be fired. You can go to Rupert Murdoch and say, shut up, Tucker Carlson. This is a case where it is ultimately just up to the tenacity and fortitude of Elon Musk. And so far, I think he has a lot of both.
"elon" Discussed on The Trish Regan Show
"Elon Musk is getting a warning. And it's not from Wall Street. It's from China. So Tesla had its big Analyst Day on Wednesday, kind of a big deal. People were a little disappointed. I think a lot of folks expected that he was going to announce a really tricked out cheap EV that the masses could drive, but that didn't happen. He had some sort of grandiose plans for getting us off of fossil fuels in the future. But again, Wall Street wanted that $25,000 car that was going to be on the market next month. And he didn't come through with that, although a lot of people still say, if you look at the plans, if you look at the plans, it is happening. I do think it will happen. I think that this was not the time or the place for whatever reason for him to tell us about this. So Tesla remains to me a very interesting company. He's a fascinating guy, just truly a visionary and has done so much that he really doesn't get credit for. But China, China's getting a little nervous because you see they don't have the FBI there running Twitter anymore and they don't have Joe Biden being able to exercise his power over Twitter anymore. They don't have the Democrats making sure that you only say certain things. So they may just be up a creek without a paddle now that Elon Musk is in charge of the place because now what we all know the truth. I mean, the FBI came out and said it, the U.S. energy department came out and said it forget that I said it, by the way, three years ago. Oh, that was like no go territory. I'd never seen anything like it. It was actually really freaky. And I would say to friends, I'm like, I'm kind of alarmed like I feel like we live in North Korea.
"elon" Discussed on The Bitboy Crypto Podcast
"And like you said, for anybody to try to do something like that, you know, who better than Elon Musk. He makes flamethrowers too. Yes, he still sell those or those I don't know, I hope so. They've definitely out there, so. Yeah. Very bullish. Nobody sells flamethrowers. You know, I'm also just like, I'll do it. All right, fine. No one's going to space lately. Ah, we'll do it. Don't worry about it. No one's putting chips in our brain. I'll do it. I don't know if I would do that. But yeah, I'm kind of a tech guy. So, you know, just the newest tech is always interesting, you know, obviously, to a lot of people here, if you're in crypto tech, probably excites you. So I'm kind of torn. I want a Neuralink, but I also don't want to, you know, yeah, I also don't want it. Guys, don't forget to smash the likes. If you like flame throwers, if you want a Elon Musk, not a flamethrower as what I think they call it. Smash the like buttons. Shout out to Pokémon. I see you in the chat with the fire emoji. Let's go. Oh, only ten K sold immediately. Interesting. Thank you for that visionary. But let's go ahead and continue on Elon Musk keeps laying off Twitter employees after saying cuts were done. Yikes. Dropping the hammer there, good old musky. On November 21st, Elon Musk gathered Twitter's remaining employees as its San Francisco headquarters at its San Francisco headquarters to tell them that after forcing out roughly two thirds of the workforce in a matter of weeks, layoffs were over. He keeps laying people off anyway. I mean, hey, Elon Musk, tell us what he wants, guys. He's either going to be, in my opinion, Elon Musk, this is basically my general thoughts on Elon Musk. He's either going to be the billionaire that saves the world, or he's going to be the diabolical Elon Musk, not that firing people out of Twitter is going to ruin the world. But I think he's either diabolical or the good guy. It's just really hard to tell which one. Did you see those day in the life of Twitter employees before all the layoffs happened? I mean, it was obvious that it was coming. I mean, they were getting massages all day and doing maybe 20 minutes of work and drinking and fancy drinks out of the company, you know, coffee shop and is complete opulence that needed to be trimmed back. It's a healthy haircut. Yes, yeah. I would agree. I would agree with that. You know, they have the nap pods and the ping Pong tables in every single room and you know at some point when you have an environment that's too much like that and eventually pushes people to not really do any work, which so I kind of side with him. If I walked in there, I bought that company, I walked in and everybody's just playing ping Pong and laying in a nap pod. I'd be like, guys, let's go. What are you guys doing? Are you at work or what? Right. So I kind of agree with him in that aspect. But continuing on here Musk's plans to change Twitter's ad targeting to work like Google search ads, which target primarily by keywords that are scheduled for rather than a user's activity and profile data, interesting. And then they got a little tweet here. It's unclear if changing targeting to be keyword driven like Google's ads will actually improve the
"elon" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Schiffer's here. Hey, Zoe. Hey. Zoe, now the managing editor of platformer. With Casey, our friend, Zoe, you and Casey had an incredible piece about the state of Twitter this week. If you're on Twitter, if you are aware of Twitter, you know that there, I think it's still happening. Yeah. Elon's tweets are just at the top of everyone's face. And it's just four tweets always, the man is an esoteric tweeter. That's a good way to put it. I like centric tweeter. Weird shit at the top of my feet all the time. Zoe, you have some details on why this is happening, what went down here? What's going on? Yeah, I think we all intuitively knew something was a Monday morning, but we opened the app and it was just all Elon Elon's like weird replies and whatnot, but basically since December, he's been pretty concerned with his popularity on the app. He's felt like his very cool photos. We're not getting as many retweets as he expected, and this has become basically priority number one at the company. So last week, there was a meeting where a principal engineer would have the last two high ranking engineers at the company told Elon look, it just looks like organic interest in you has dropped since December. People are tired of you. This is a dangerous thing to say to anyone. If you roll up to anyone and you're like, it looks like interesting you just dropped. Nobody likes you. You are definitely not friends anymore. Anyway. Yeah, the guy brought up a Google trends graph that showed just a decline and Elon stands up in that meeting and says you're fired. You're fired. I just walked out. So that was bad. Again, if you just divorce this from all of it from the whole mess when the context, if you walked up to anyone and showed them a scrap of how they were less interesting, I think it's like 50% plus that they'd be like, you're fine. Yeah, even if you don't have the power to fire them, they're fired. That is a fair response. I stand by it. That relationship comes to it. Anyhow, but it's Elon and he runs the company. So the fires the engineer. This all came to a head over the weekend when Elon's tweet about the Super Bowl didn't perform as well as Joe Biden's. He flew from Arizona back to Twitter's headquarters and his deputies ordered Twitter engineers about eating people in total to work through the night literally rewriting the algorithm to make sure that Elon's tweets performed better than anyone else's. So they did something on the back end that essentially said check if a tweet is coming from Elon if it is immediately greenlighted, which means it could bypass all the heuristics that would normally stop one person's tweets from dominating your feed. And artificially boost them by a factor of a thousand. So the engineers did that, they also looked into various reasons why his popularity had been declining and suffice to say organic drop was not one of the reasons anymore. They found a bunch of technical explanations why this is going to be happening. And lo and behold, Monday morning, we open the app and it's Elon all day, every day. So that's a motivated reasoning. It's definitely not organic reach. It must be these other reasonings because if it's organic reach, really fired again. It has not been fixed. Elon tweeted that they were fixing the quote algorithm. It seems like he knows that he broke Twitter in this particular way. It also seems like he doesn't care, right? It's like he's fine with it. It's in the vibe inside of Twitter is like, we just have to do these things, otherwise we're all fired. Twitter seems more broken than ever before. I would say. Yeah, it's interesting. I think definitely people feel like culturally, in some ways, it's better than it's ever been, which is an odd thing to say because I think people feel incredibly fearful and micromanaged, but it does feel like for the first time in a long time, but companies actually shipping a bunch of stuff, which if you're an engineer is kind of satisfying, it's just that the stuff that they're shipping is basically, how do we make Twitter work for Elon Musk versus Twitter users in general? So it's a different mission than it used to be, but that's where it is right now. Yeah, I think I say this every time we talk about Twitter on the show, criticism of the Musk, Twitter, is in no way praise for the previous administration of Twitter. Super busted. Which was a disaster and accomplished nothing. They had a lot of ideas and they rolled approximately none of them out. But it does seem like a lot of the ideas they had in it rolled out. Elon's like just do them and they're breaking the site in the way that the previous administration predicted it would break the site. Yeah, I think one thing our sources have told us repeatedly is, look, the reason we're able to do so much of this stuff so quickly is because the code was already there because we tried this 5 years ago and then we killed it for a really understandable reason. So yeah, when you lost like roll out long form video, we just go to the code repo and like get it and then launch it. So yeah, it's not perhaps as impressive as you would think.
"elon" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"McCullough today. People are saying Elon is showing you his tweets, whether you asked to see them or not. More fodder for the charge that these chat bots are being rolled out quick and dirty, more fodder for the charge that U.S. regulators are fencing in crypto. TikTok is trying to court the olds and Amazon's autonomous shuttle service hits real world roads. Here's what you missed today in the world of tech. Some Twitter users, even those who do not follow Elon Musk are saying that they're for you feed has been full of Elon's tweets and replies after changes made to the algorithms over the weekend. Quoting the verge. Several of us here at the verge are seeing more Musk replies than usual and I personally counted 5 at the very top of my feed with many more sprinkled in between tweets from other users. The same is true for some accounts that don't even follow Elon Musk. In an apparent acknowledgment Musk tweeted quote, please stay tuned while we make adjustments to the algorithm end quote early Tuesday morning. This comes just days after Musk complained that his tweets weren't getting enough views and even fired an engineer over it as reported by platformers Zoe schiffer and Casey Newton internal Twitter data indicates that while Musk's account rose to peak popularity and search rankings in April of 2022 engagement has since dropped significantly and engineers found no issue with Twitter's algorithm. Over the weekend, Musk said Twitter rolled out some sort of change to fix his visibility issue with the billionaire CEO stating that 95% of his tweets weren't getting delivered in his words. I'm not sure if this is at all related to this Elon filled feed, but I'm hoping Twitter fixes this issue soon unless the new mandate is to get the boss more views by any means necessary end quote. Well, I mean, and I'm not the first to say this, but if I paid $44 billion for a social platform, you better believe you'd see what I had to say on that platform. But I actually suspect that this has been happening for a little while now. There are certain Twitter insiders that I'm fairly sure I've never followed, and I've seen them showing up in my feed over the last couple of weeks. I know that that can happen to a certain degree, the algo shows you what it thinks you want to see. I actually think, though, that this isn't any sort of bug. I think this is the soft rollout of Twitter showing you what Elon wants you to see for reasons I've just stated. It's his social network. So he's going to boost the content he wants to boost.
"elon" Discussed on Mouse and Weens
"And not having anything? Well, you also got to have a story about Elon Musk. Yes, but that should be a movie, actually. That's wild. Wow. Well hopefully they may be interesting connections and could do something with themselves. After the very final. Although your girl had to go to cat sit, so there's that. Everyone in LA cats hits at one point in their life, I feel like I love dog walking cat sitting. Yeah, I think it's a good gig. I would do that. I would love that too. I don't know what I'm doing. I need to quit all this shit and just stay at people's houses and cats. Yeah, that's what I like. I'm doing that now. All right, do it. There you are. Thank you. And Scooby is currently lost outside amongst the communities. I've lost your cat though, and coyote country. I'm sorry about the bandits. He'll show up. He's pretty sad. I'm not the best cat sitter, but just worries me because our first cat got eaten by coyotes, and it was like within 30 minutes of her sneaking out of the house. She was gone. This cat is different. So hopefully he knows the difference. I don't know. We'll see.
"elon" Discussed on Making Podcasts Great Again
"Please explain why. Nothing could be safer. If everybody in church has a gun, it would be the safest place on earth. Can you make them take the gun? If they refuse the gun, you ship them. So we should have supermarkets that have rocket launch grenade launchers, a knife, and an AR-15 on your cart, and then when you walk into a church, should be only churches or synagogues to in mosques as well, you should be given a lot. Okay, masks. The only mask I want having a gun is Elon Musk. I would say synagogues if that pro Israel pro Trump synagogues. Absolutely. Okay. So you should be given the gun. Now, question just rules of using the gun. If you get excited during prayer, you know how in the wild west, you would shoot the gun in the air because you were so excited. Are they playing too close by next? I don't know, maybe. I don't go to church office and I'm a Jew. Maybe on an Oregon, you know, like a more holy version. And you could shoot your gun in the air if you get excited. You can shoot your gun in your pants. Okay. And I shouldn't shoot at the ceiling in church. It's okay. It's only if somebody comes in that has a gun. Or his protesting or his rude. And then you use the gun on them. So if they're rude, you can shoot them. Score the sacred space text and understand. You can't be rude and they had a civil worship. Let's go to our ship. Understandable. That makes sense. This is sleepy Joe. We had no shootings. We had no shootings when I was president. And I was shooting Joe. We should call him shooty general because everybody's shooting. Shooting up fentanyl, they're shooting up churches. They're shooting up supermarkets. And you know, it's not shooting up the stock market. So thank you, Joe Biden. Thank you, Democrats for stealing an election. And now we have the worst..
"elon" Discussed on Verifiable Podcast
"Which anybody can say something that offends someone and isn't going to be shadow banned for doing something like that. So he also had his free speech agenda stuff like that. And before we knew it, we found out that Elon Musk became the highest sheer holder in Twitter. So he bought 9.4% of Twitter's take and he became the highest shareholder and due to that the stock of Twitter went up because yeah. And mosque is like the biggest name on Twitter like he's the most active big account which over 82 to maybe 5 million fertilized on Twitter. And he's inside the top demos followed accounts on Twitter. So he always get interaction on a daily basis. So he bought take onto it in Twitter and after a week or so he was supposed to join the board of Twitter and he decided that, okay, there's board is not my kind of people that can't really deal with this kind of people that with the main problem why Twitter is not growing why Twitter is just a stagnant business day since making good profit. So he was like, okay, he's not going to join the board and because the board is full of people who don't or are not. Who doesn't support his agenda. So he was like, okay, he ain't going to join the board. He just wants to he decided one day to just wake up and say he wants to own 100% of Twitter. So he started and gave Twitter offer to buy 100% of the company and take Twitter private. So he gave an offer of $43 billion and 54 point.
"elon" Discussed on Verifiable Podcast
"Today we're not going to be talking about NFTs or we're going to be talking about Elon Musk. Welcome to verifiable podcast. So let me go ahead and verify the podcast. Yes, it's been a while and. You want to do this podcast paper. Just do some questions of me trying to get back on this podcast. We're back live. So today I'm going to be talking about Elon Musk. Elon Musk. Yeah, I understand he wants to feed you of the Chinese and he came out of a Tesla and I was like so he his hand on the Tesla and like I am elam. Yeah so welcome to the final podcast today we're going to be talking about Elon Musk and Twitter how the whole team has been going throughout and I've been trying to see how I'm really meant to be doing on this podcast. And from everything I found out that okay, since I can do one of the main reasons I have them through religion and episode was because like I was planning on getting people on to speak as a guest speakers were since that won't be possible, this is how it's going to be for a while now. So yeah. Always you just want to give you guys news updates on a daily basis, some top new staff on the space, like how today opens the XYZ NFT aggregate Tor and yeah, that's not a great talking about and talking about Elon Musk. So last month or earlier this month as a most but 9 point 2% of 4% of tweeters talk ill started from when he started AKA much more interest in Twitter and his whole idea of social media, which has.
"elon" Discussed on Insight Out with Billy Samoa
"Friend and when you're friends with someone like you lawn your exactly like them. They don't seem like an alien to anymore. And when that starts to happen your mind starts to shift and you start to think i could be just like you know insane. The word would be ability if we just had seventy lawns. Not like seven thousand. Because i don't even. I can't even imagine that will left us chris del. Hey imagine this world. Beverly give that right like i don't know how to do that. I'll just lead lead to devious. But just seven elon musk's one in every billion because right now it's one every seven billion easily nealon. What if we at seven more matching in saying that would be like. This is what i'm excited this the stuff that gets me going in my mom's basement as i'm talking to you. It's not like you go into some bardy being alone. Whatever going to club like it's this idea idea that if there was an eel on each of those ideas like imagine elon. Musk is the subjects the most been. What if there's two elon. Musk one who is just working on space and one. Who's just working on tesla one who was just working on boring company etc. Imagine how fast society would move. It'll be crazy at that's the future. I'm excited about well. That's who i wanna talk about. Next is what is the future vision of elon. Musk i agree. Don't put them on a pedestal. Don't assume you can't do the unthinkable. you can't do the impossible you can't do others are telling you is unachievable. That's the word you can and you need to believe that you can. Hopefully you got some value from this session. If you did let us know. Send us a note. Tell us what you took away. Let us know what you liked and let us know what you want us to talk about. We're still experimenting. We're still just having conversations talking about people that fascinated as in talking about what they've done. What insights they have. What contributions they've made in how they've made them and this is a great example of looking at somebody like an e lan and really understanding. What about him has helped to lead to truly an astonishing level of success. So we hope you enjoyed this one and until next time please do make it a great one. We'll talk to you guys soon..
"elon" Discussed on Insight Out with Billy Samoa
"You don't see a lot of executives at that level do that is to companies the only other example of scene of this working and it doesn't even work that well is jack dorsey. So he's the sea of twitter and square but squares doing really well twitter's kinda so so not so great ready lonzo actually the sea of both of these organizations and they're both uber successful so given data right we can see. Just mathematically every great. Ceo is generally the sea of just one company. So zaks is just focused on facebook. Even have facebook is pretty much a holding company now for other social media in upcoming social media platforms. Tim cook of apple just focused on apple. He's only focused on one thing whereas because alon is focused on to he needs to split time between tesla and spacex. And don't even get me started on the seventeen other things. I was just gonna say man. There's boring company. there's neuro lincolnian. The list goes on and on. But yeah i mean obviously spacex and tesla big juggernauts. They're absolutely so to answer your question man. I think the reason why. He's working himself to death. Is he realized. Time is the most valuable asset he is. He doesn't have much time. He has left so the only thing left to do is to maximize hope for the best. And he said this multiplies. It works at our loss or ten hours less than i did. Over those years both companies would have failed. I think he believes it and he might be right. I believe it to might be right. Okay let's talk. We're gonna go for a couple more minutes here. And then we'll do a part do because he has a master plan. He's got the master plan and okay so he has a lot of critics. A lot of people who have shorted tesla's stock a lot of people. They all say he's not fit to lead blah blah blah. But it's like the guy has this. He's just keeps winning. He keeps winning and one of the reasons. I believe that he keeps winning. He's got this idea known as first principles thinking and the whole premise. Behind this idea. It really dovetails nicely from everything else that we've said which is don't just believe what is and when i say that what i mean is just because a car is a certain way doesn't mean it should be that way or just because things have been done. A certain way doesn't mean that it should be done that way and the idea behind this first principles thinking is we should not reason by analogy mean. We shouldn't compare whatever it is. We're doing to other things instead. We should boil things down to their fundamental truths and by doing that. The only thing that really should consider are the laws of physics are anything that we know. We have zero control over. And there's very few things that we have zero control over and so therefore whenever we're building anything whether that'd be a vehicle a rocket ship or a widget your business owner and you're building something from scratch. Don't just look at what others are doing..
"elon" Discussed on Insight Out with Billy Samoa
"They need to do. Their job most effectively. And so with that. I want to get your thoughts on this idea of being inquisitive and how you think that's helped propel. Him helped us businesses. And then i do wanna go back. We kinda got right into the thick of things. But i want to tell his story and i want you to do that as much as you can. In all perrin in details your master at painting the picture of how people got started so let's to two parts one. What are your thoughts on curiosity in to. Let's go back in time and talk about his story. Absolutely i think curiosities such important piece to your point. Billy around how we can ask better questions regardless of how smart we think we are. Because there's always something we don't know there's always a piece of information we have yet to get. There's always an idea that we need to receive to make ourselves more and about the decisions that we make a date today but the more important part beyond curiosity for people who really want to take that step into being elon. Musk the first step. I don't think is curiosity. I think curiosities the second step. The first step is the willingness to just question the willingness to be controversial the willingness to think differently from the people around you. Because if you just follow everybody and you do the exact same thing you'll get the same result which zero innovation nothing cutting edge. Nothing unique nothing original. So if you want to be lik ilan that's the first step is to under wire. Hypothetically of course right not actually rewiring your brain through surgery but more mentally and acknowledging that the brain is not optimized for innovation the brain is not optimized for creativity. The brain is only optimized to keep you alive as long as possible so that you can procreate and survive your generations. that's that's the purpose of the brain so for you you need to. I acknowledged that point and fight against every single day for the rest of your life and that's the first step and then the second step is curiosity and a bunch of others. Yeah well i would say the conventional wisdom that most people default to he is not ever going to allow that to be the reason why you can't do something or why you're prevented from achieving the desired outcome and he has incredibly high standards. I know just a quick anecdote here when we were at solar city. I know that we were working on the solar roof. And he saw the first prototype and said this is nowhere near where it needs to be which is why we had to keep iterating to the point where we got the roof that exists today or that should be out more and more in that is beautiful sleek unlike any other roof ever created and that's a real world example of him not settling him asking questions. Why can't we do this..
"elon" Discussed on Insight Out with Billy Samoa
"Obviously i think you're not saying literally but what is the cause of that is is what i'm wondering but before you answer that a couple of things that you said there really stand out. Which is this idea. That i think generally speaking. We are hardwired to conform to fit. Whatever it is the mold is that we are expected to fit into and we go about life playing it safe. Not taking a risk and that is a key point. I don't wanna leave that because you said it so quickly. he is. The quintessential risk taker. And if you look at everything that he's done throughout his career he's taken some massive risks. And i think that is a key when we talk about secrets to success. You cannot emphasize enough. How vital his ability to take in they may be calculated but take risks. So i think that's a really important point so going back to what you said. What is the reason or how do you think he has developed an ability to not listen to what he's told to do but instead blazes own trail make his own path because so many of us are timid or afraid to do what we maybe feel that we could do but something is making us feel a little bit of apprehension and therefore we don't actually try we don't press record we don't press the damn button as our friend. Brian fans would say you know it's a fascinating thing billy as we're thinking about elon. I have some controversial opinions about him. Because i think in some ways and by the way he's one of my heroes. I greatly respect the man. But i also think in some ways not to everybody but for some he's also a terrible role model and what i mean by. That is the average human being whenever they look at someone. Like yulon musty go. Whoa i'm superintendent by that. Even people take a lot of risk. I mean you took risk. I quit my day job to pursue what i do what i love fulltime. It's not super super risky. Like building a rocket and shooting entire to space with the car that i also built right..