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How Endrow Metelus Is Bridging the Gap Between STEM, Gaming, and Fashion
"So I know that one of your vision and aspiration is to sponsor STEM programs. So why the interest in STEM? The reason the interest in STEM, I work. So let me tell you what I do. Outside of this, I have a normal nine to five. Right. OK, so I work in the STEM field. So my job currently as a business development manager for Intel with an S .H .I. My job function is mainly talking to customers, mostly schools, universities, mostly I cover public sector. So I have conversation about their curriculum, the hardware piece. That's where Intel comes in. The funding, the grant and space design. So what we've seen is that STEM is also attached to e -sports. Right. So e -sports is the largest right after the NFL. Yeah. Can you tell us what is e -sports? e -sports is entertainment sports. It's gaming, competitive gaming. OK. So you have thousands of schools in the United States giving out scholarship for e -sports. Wow. We at S .H .I., we had what we call Battle Academy, which was a scholastic e -sports tournament platform. We were giving out hundreds of thousand dollars for curriculum, hardware and space design to schools and everything. So I go to a lot of conferences. We have a lot of OEM partners like LG, Intel, Microsoft, all the big manufacturers. They all have interest in e -sports because e -sports is attached to STEM. And the reason STEM is very important is there's a lot of open positions right now. Millions, hundreds of thousands of open positions right now that we cannot fill in America. Seriously. So we have to get outside workers to come in to fill these roles. Yeah. Yeah. So the thing is, we have a lot of young black male and women, Hispanic, Asian, white, whatever, who can fill in these roles. So why don't we, why don't we like. Wait a minute. You said who can fill in this role? But we all know about the low representation of our population in the STEM field. Many of them are not really interested in STEM education. So how can they fill those without experience and knowledge? How can they fill those? That's why we come in. That's why we want to. That's what Fervolo Boy is about, right? Because we know these young people, they love clothing. They got style, they love wearing. So they're already spending their money in clothing. They all like wearing, they're already there. This is innovative. So while we attach it, bring the awareness because the clothing is the awareness as well. And also showing the beauty is all connected. So they're spending the clothing. The clothing business is a trillion dollar business is only increasing even more. Absolutely. Right. So my thing is, we know where they are. Yeah. We know what interests these kids. And people always want to wear nicest clothes, right? You go on TikTok, you go on Instagram. People always want to dress in a different way, different clothes and everything, right? So why don't we create a clothing that is cool to wear, that is nice. The aesthetics is beautiful. Also gives back, right? Also showing their beauty, but at the same time, give them interest into STEM. Because some people don't know what STEM is. That's true. Then now they're going to have the understanding of STEM. But at the same time, we have a bunch of young kids in the inner cities, they're all gamers. Gaming and STEM go hand in hand. Absolutely. So we increase the interest, have the understanding, hey, I can go ahead and be cybersecurity. I can go ahead and not only do all these other things.
Fresh "G W Bridge." from WTOP 24 Hour News
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Jared Asch and Teri Killgore Discuss Boosting Regional Economic Activity
"Mentioned earlier, the Diablo Valley Tech Conference that was held and in it, there was a large conversation of in the Diablo region, how do more cities work together? So of instead all about Walnut Creek, Concord, the Concord neighborhood weapons station, Martinez going to compete, even Brentwood, how could the cities work a little better together to attract and build a regional economy? That's a really great question. Well, I think the first step is to identify common interests, and there are some things that we work with the county economic development office on. Work with the East Bay EDA to meet monthly to share common interests. I think the challenge right now is that each of our markets is in a very different place in its maturity cycle. And so the advantage of each community is they have their own personality, they have their own vibe, they have their own unique assets. And so could we market more as a region? We certainly could. I think part of the challenge is that our communities are intentionally very different. And so we don't want to lose the quirk that what's so cool about Martinez and we don't want to lose the potential of the naval weapons station. But it makes it hard because they're in such different places in their life cycle. And so the tenants that Walnut Creek would be going after are different than if I were in Martinez that are different than the ones I would be trying to attract. So could we better share information? Yes, but I think more importantly, we need to identify what are those common interests. And one of them is just making sure that everybody knows the North 680 corridor is open for business. We are here and ready to help in any way we can to bring opportunity to our community. And I think it's a joint marketing effort, perhaps amongst all the communities, to Silicon Valley to say, guess what? Your workers live here, save them a bridge toll or two, save us all the miles that they're commuting and help us really bring the value of the technologies that have been unleashed in the last few years to bear by having some field offices, by thinking about the North 680 corridor as a secondary place for business, if not your primary place. And that's, I think, a shared message we could all partner on well.
Fresh "G W Bridge." from WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from David Brooks on How To Know A Person
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there, and of course, to listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues. All of them at hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Inside the Beltway this morning, I'm so glad you joined me. I want to talk with you about this book. David Brooks's brand new How to Know a Person, The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen. David joins me now. Hello, David. How are you? It's good to be with you again. It's good to talk to you. David, I'm used to getting books, and I got yours for free. They get sent to me. I want to tell you I'm going to buy six copies of How to Know a Person, three for my children and their spouses, and three for friends who are no longer friends that I want them to read. I wonder if you've had other people tell you that they're going to be buying your book to give to other people. Yeah, thank you for being generous on Twitter about the book. I appreciate it. Yeah, no, I've had people buy it for all their employees. I've had people buy it for the families. I haven't heard about buying it for ex -friends, but it's a good strategy. It is. We just live in these brutalizing times. It is. And my book is supposed to be a missile directed right at that. It's about the precise skills of how do you get to know someone, how do you make them feel respected, seen, heard. How do you make them feel respected, seen, and heard? I know why my friends are not my friends anymore. It's because of Donald Trump. They thought me insufficiently outraged about Donald Trump, and I can't bridge that gap, right? I can't be other than what I am, which is I voted for him twice, and if he's the nominee, I'll vote for him again. But they don't understand it, and I don't know that they're trying to understand. I don't understand them either, but I think How to Know a Person has assisted me. So, congratulations. Let me also tell you, I told our mutual friend Bob Barnett that I was telling people about your book in Miami as I prepared for the debate, because my wife and I talked about one statistic in particular, one paragraph actually, on page 98. Thirty -six percent of Americans reported they felt lonely frequently or almost all of the time, including 61 percent of young adults, 51 percent of young mothers. The percentage of Americans who said they have no close friends quadrupled between 1990 and 2020. 54 percent of Americans reported that no one knows them well. That is an extraordinary raft of terrible news, David. Yeah, and I found it's hard to build a healthy democracy on top of a rotting society, and so when this people are filled with loneliness and sadness, it turns into meanness, because if you feel yourself unseen, invisible, there's nothing crueler than feeling that people think you don't exist, and you get angry, and you lash out, and we have these school shootings. We have bitter politics. We've got the brutality of what's happening on college campuses right now, where Jewish students are being blockaded out of classrooms or have the recipients of genocidal how to build a friendship, how to make people feel that you're included, and these are basic social skills like the kind you could be taught at like learning carpentry or tennis or something like that. It's how do you listen well, how do you disagree well, how do you sit with someone who's got depression, how do you sit with someone who's contemplating suicide, how do you sit with someone who disagrees with you fundamentally on issues, and I just try to walk through the basic skills, and in my view, there in any group of people, there are two sorts. There's diminishers, the people who stereotype ignore, they don't ask you questions, they just don't care about you, and then there's another sort of person who are illuminators, and they are curious about you, they respect you, they want to know your life story, and they make you feel lit up and heard, and my goal in writing the book was partly social, because we need these skills to be a decent society, and partly personal. I just want to be better at being an illuminator. I think it comes through in the book. I listened to your interview with Katie Couric and her colleague, who I don't know, and they were trying to get at a question a couple of times, I'm gonna try and land that plane. Why did David Brooks write this book? Well, I'll give you the personal reason. You know, some people, if anybody watched Fiddler on the Roof, you know how warm and huggy Jewish families can be. I grew up in the other kind of Jewish family, and our culture was think Yiddish, act British, so we had love in the home. We just didn't express it. We were not a huggy family. We were all cerebral up here, and then when I was 18, the admissions officers at Columbia, Wesleyan, and Brown decided to actually go to the University of Chicago, which was also a super cerebral place. My favorite thing about Chicago, it's a Baptist school where atheist professors teach Jewish students St. Thomas Aquinas, and so I went into the world of journalism where we just Frederick Buechner once put it, if you cut yourself off from true connection with others, you may save yourself a little pain because you won't be betrayed, but you're cutting yourself off from the holy sources of life itself, and so I just wanted to be better at being intimate with other people. I've heard you now three times, read in your book, heard you tell it to Katie, and heard you tell it to me, the anecdote about the University of Chicago, the anecdote about Yiddish and British, but what is new is you brought up Buechner, and I've never read Buechner. I now know his backstory, which is so tragic. You include it in the book. I did not know he had a tragic backstory that illumines his character for me, and maybe I will go and read it, but you're in interview mode. How many different book interviews have you done? Uh, probably 20 or more. I don't know a lot. You're definitely, I know what that's like, where you want to get through an interview, and you want to make sure that people, you land the point, and I want to get a little bit deeper than that. I want to find out if you're with your self -examination. There's been a David Brooks self -examination underway for a long time, but you have not yet written your book about God. Are you going to go there? Yeah, well, at the end of The Second Mountain, I wrote a book about my spiritual journey, and how I grew up, my phrase was religiously bisexual, so I grew up in a Jewish home, but I went to a church school, and I went to a church camp, so I had the story of Jesus in my God. And then when I was 50 or so, reality seemed porous to me. It seemed like we're not just a bunch of physical molecules. You know, I once, I was in subway in New York City in God's ugliest spot on the face of the earth, and I look around the subway car, and I see all these people, and I decide all these people have souls. There's some piece of them that has no size, weight, color, or shape, but gives them infinite value and dignity, and their souls could be soaring, their souls could be hurting, but all of us have them. And once you have the concept of the soul in your head, it doesn't take long before the concept of God is in your head. And so I went off, especially about 10 years ago, and it's still going on a spiritual journey of just trying to figure out what do I believe? And I learned when you're on a journey like that, Christians give you books, and so I got like 700 books sent to me, only 350 of which were different copies of Christianity by C .S. Lewis. And so that was my journey. And it didn't, it was very slow and gradual. There were some dramatic moments, but not a lot. But I realized, oh, I'm not an atheist anymore, and my heart has opened up to something. And I think this book is the extension of that. When your heart opens up to God, and if every person you meet, you think this person was made in the image of God, I'm looking at somebody so important, Jesus was willing to die for that person, then I've got to show them the respect that God would show them. I've got to try to see them with the eyes that Jesus would see them with. And that's a super high standard that I'm not going to meet, but it's a goal. And Jesus says, even in brutal, tough times, He sees people, He sees the poor. And the main thing He does is Jesus is always asking questions. Somebody asks Him a question, He asks them a question back. And that act of questioning, what you do for a living, that's a show of respect. And that's the doorway to seeing someone. And so to me, I think questions are a moral act that we're phenomenal at when we're kids. And then we get a little worse at it. And I come sometimes leave a party and think that whole time nobody asked me a question. And I've come to think like only 30 % of the people in the world are question askers. And so part of the thing I do in the book is just try to say, here are some generous things to do to ask people questions. It is a, that is the key takeaway, how to ask questions. And this is a skill set. I sent a note this morning to my friend, Jan Janur, who has been running a Christian ministry for 30 years called The Wild Adventure. He wrote a book called Turning Small Talk into Big Talk. And I was reminded of it. Yours is a longer, more complicated examination of the art of asking questions and why you want to do so. It's also, it reminded me a lot of C .S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory. You have never met an ordinary human being. Everyone is an eternal horror, an everlasting splendor, and you believe that and you get to it. And I want to talk about how one gets there, but I want to begin, interestingly enough, with a comment Katie Couric made you. And I listened to that yesterday. I'd finished your book last week and I made my notes last night. And then I listened to Katie Couric interview. She spontaneously brought up her interview with Sarah Palin. Why do you think she did that, David? I like Katie a lot. And she's been a guest on my show. I loved her memoir, at least the first two thirds of it, which was about her younger life, which I thought was fascinating. Why do you think she brought up the Sarah Palin interview? I was also struck by that because I don't think she talks about it enough. I know Katie from various things and I don't think she talks about it all that much. I think it was a time when she was asking questions and somebody just wasn't answering. It was a time when she was having a miscommunication. I imagine that's why she wrote up. Do you have another theory? I do. I think it's because she's been misunderstood because of that question and that she wants people who only know Katie Couric because of that question to know that that's not Katie Couric. And that, to me, it was it made perfect sense she used to be known. And that's the central theme of this. People want to be seen. They want to be known. And if you are known for the wrong thing, in this case, the Katie Couric Sarah Palin interview, you want to you want to get that off your cargo ship, right? You want that unloaded. And I thought, wow, you really the book worked on her. Let me tell you also, on page 134, you talk about face experiments with infants. I want them outlawed. David, what did you think when you read it? I think those are cruel and awful. Tell people about them. Yeah, so babies come out of the womb wanting to be seen. Baby's eyes, they see everything 18 inches away in sharpness. Everything else is kind of blurry because they want to see mom's face. And these experiments that you referred to are called still face experiments. The babies send a bid for attention. And the moms are instructed, don't respond, just be still face. And in the beginning, the babies are uncomfortable. And then after a few seconds, they start writhing around. And five within seconds, they're in total agony, because nobody is seeing them. And I really don't think that's that much different as adults. I think when we're unseen, it is just total agony. We're rendered invisible. And that's what I encounter in my daily life as a reporter. I used to go to the Midwest. I live on the East Coast, but I spent a lot of time in the Midwest. And maybe 10, 15 years ago, once a day, somebody would say, you guys think we're flyover country. In the last five years, I hear that like 10 times a day. And so a lot of just people feel they're invisible. And frankly, that's a little on my profession, the media. When I started as a police reporter in Chicago, we had working class folks in the newsroom. Our reporters, they hadn't gone to college. They were just regular people from Chicago, and they covered crime alongside me. Now, if you go to newsrooms, especially in New York, DC, LA, San Francisco, it's not only everybody went to college, everyone went to the same like 15 elite colleges, and a lot of the same prep schools. So if you're not in this little group, and you look at the national media, and you don't see yourself, it's as if they're telling you your voice doesn't matter. You don't exist. And that's a form of dehumanization that we've allowed to fester in this country. And of course, people are going to lash out. Yeah, I just spent two weeks with really wonderful professionals at NBC preparing for this debate. And at one point, I asked one of my colleagues in this exercise, I don't work for NBC, how many people do you think in this room voted for Trump? And taken aback, they did not answer because the answer is obvious. Nobody. And if if your newsroom is full of 100 % people not only didn't vote for Trump, but actually loathe them, you can't cover the country. It's impossible because you're not seeing the other 50%. And what your book is, I hope the newsroom is distributed as well. We are all about seeing people who have long been marginalized, and that is important. But if you don't see people who are supporting Donald Trump, for whatever reason, you can't cover the news. Let me ask you about this Philip Lewis fellow. I love him, because he finally gave me the courage to teach the do the Dormant Commerce Clause in the 11th Amendment with the confidence that even though my students are terribly bored, they have to know this. Where did you meet Philip Lewis? Because he's talking to teachers. Teachers need to read this book too, if only to be comforted in the fact that every teacher has this experience.
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A highlight from Crenshaw to Crypto With DeShone Kizer of One of None and Jorge Peniche of The Marathon Clothing
"DK, do you want to just give us the quick kind of how you guys now are working together and what we're doing now? It sounds like both of you have Roc Nation connections also, so shout out to Jay -Z and what they've done there. What's the future of how these brands, both one of non -marathon, are getting together and what you're going to be doing? And also, to JP's point, how are you utilizing that toolkit that they really helped to pioneer in going into the future? Absolutely. I mean, Avery, coming from the brand side of things, isn't this a dream? It's like there's not one thing that we have to like create new. It really became like a wait, we need to pause, go backwards and do as much research as we can because everything that we want to do from a technology standpoint, that everything that Web3 stands on top of, there's about five different ways for us to sculpt this to be something that is like directly in line with everything that they had been working on for a decade. So what we end up landing on is there's a couple key features that we thought we could really do in a next generation way. One is this concept of connecting physical to digital, taking, like you said, the free digital download alongside a physical copy and then relating engagement and reward opportunities based on your ownership of the asset. That's something that we thought that we could do better than anyone else in the world. That's where I spent the last three years. I understand the culture. I understand bridging the most forefront of technology into the neighborhoods that I grew up in. I knew I'd be the best at that. So that made me excited as a partner for those guys of doing that, bridging physical to digital for that. The second one is a big part of this is that there's a gap from the cryptocurrency to where we're at today within the proud to pay world that we almost missed out on. And that was, you know, the most traditional NFT drop. Candidly, we came in saying, you know, starting to partner with those guys at the early conversations into 21 or into 22, early 23 and saying, like, guys, this isn't a time for that. We're out of that phase of a traditional PFP project. It's time for us to go in a different direction. But, you know, under Black Sam's leadership, I quickly realized that, no, there's something that we have to go do still. We still need to make sure that there's a piece of the marathon in that PFP world, being that, you know, what he was doing and NIP was doing 10 years ago is what these guys have been trying to do. So we want to make sure we do this the right way. So what we partnered on is through Roc Nation. You know, that was just our relationship. They represent the brand. And so they've been in every call with us, making sure things go as smooth as we can and with some of the resources they have the power. And what we built is a traditional PFP membership to get things started. That's the next generation of Proud to Pick. Over the last decade, there's been a couple of different ways to get involved. Well, from here on out, the only way to get involved is through owning the marathon line, a true PFP project, but a PFP project that is true to the brand. I mean, from hand drawn art on every asset that's on it, every piece that you see, from an outfit to a pair of sneakers to a hat or items that have been released through the marathon. Every background you see is a monumental moment throughout Nipsey's Marathon that we're trying to bring to the forefront. So we wanted to make sure that we tap that first. Let's go out there and do a true PFP project to get things rolling. And then from there, you know, now let's get into all of those elements that we've been able to backtrack on of hustling and acquiring wealth, making sure you're turning your products into assets, making sure you're thinking about the longevity of your collectibles. So doing that through provenance and timelines and the ability to exchange the physical items. And through the random rewards that you just didn't know was going to happen, these things happen very quickly through our product to pay. So we wanted to make sure that we wanted to have an environment where you just never know what you might get. You might get an update a week before that. You got, you know, 10 percent discount on this early access on that. There's a lot of that. And what we call the marathon vault. And lastly, is making sure that once you're in this community, that you are first to know on anything that's up to come. So other from traditional drops they do in the marathon clothing to other digital initiatives, just from my little bit of time working with the brand, these guys have much bigger plans to not only preserve the legacy, but elevate the legacy specifically in a digital world across a couple of different activations. And we want the marathon vault, you know, the product to pay members to go to be the first to know. And, you know, kind of the one stop shop to be able to stay in touch on what's going to happen in maybe the gaming world, maybe the, you know, the Web3 world, maybe the cryptocurrency world. That's where we come in. We're the infrastructure. We want to be the connection between the physical and the digital. We want to be the platform that you can come in and log in and prove your ownership that you have that NFT to show that you're proud to pay member. And then essentially reroute you to all the different initiatives that we've been working on with these guys. So once again, discounts, engagement services to the products and what will be that back in dashboard for those guys and continue to. Once again, we weren't there with them through a lot of those stories, but hopefully use be the technology that can preserve those and push those forward the same way they're trying to push forth legacy. Just by the way, this is like one of the product offerings. So if you do have a proud to pay membership, you'll be able to purchase a proud to pay member only item. So it's like a diecast armored truck, which we actually have a real armored truck that resembles this race is modeled after something real. And each one of them is numbered. This is an addition of a thousand. So these are the type of product offerings we have. We also have like a all money in branded money counter, not just a bill counter, but the real money counters. Same ones you see if you're a bank teller and they're running through money, like saying it's the real deal money counter, which is something true to our brand. Obviously with the name like all money in, no money out. Yeah, that's what we're doing. Amazing. So how does one become a member? How do people join this community? First, we went backwards. We went to, you know, the a thousand Crenshaw signed copy official owners of the physical asset first. And then we went to also the mailbox money mixtape in 2015. There's a hundred copies of those at a thousand bucks a pop. So, you know, picked up those original eleven hundred there and then, you know, have been slowly rolling this thing out. You know, we're in the 10 year anniversary of the Crenshaw mixtape. So back on October 8th, directly on a 10 year anniversary, we had a little pop up event. So the collaborators on the project, alongside some new Web3 people, we wanted to get mixed in as partners into this, all came together to kind of announce this and get things rolling. So moving forward, the only way to become proud to pay is to own the Marathon Line NFT. So you come over to the Marathon Vault, you'd be able to purchase right there on the site. I'm obviously eliminating all the blockchain, you know, purchase a credit card, spend up managed wallets behind. But we're truly Web3. You know, that's another element to this is that there's no reason for us to shy away from blockchain, shy away from the NFT world. So while there is your non crypto native routes to everything, these are still, you know, we're operating either on an L2 polygon or an L1 Ethereum to make everything happen. And that's running in the background. So making sure that a true crypto, a true NFT lover can come in with their own non -custodial wallet and get the experience the same exact way that we can, you know, off chain. Which seems true to the final vision of what JP and Nipsey and the team were building, you know, way back when, bringing it to the future. We'll definitely keep our eyes out for it. Guys, thank you for spending so much time with us. We look forward to seeing where you guys are going with it. We'll make sure in the show notes, people can find everything you guys just talked about as well. And just, yeah, really appreciate you giving us the stories, JP, the kind of origin story of how this all came together, which was fascinating. TK, all the stuff you guys are doing with one of none. Really appreciate your time. Of course. Appreciate you guys. Thank you. I Sam, think this is the first time we had like a historical like piece of paper, receipts were ready. JP was not messing around. He remembers everything and he was there and it was really incredible to hear his stories. Yeah, I mean, I, as a hip hop fan, Nipsey was always on my radar as someone, as a creator musically. I did not realize how deep you went when it comes to his thinking about the ecosystem around his membership community and his fan base. I remember, I believe it's in Bobby Hundred's first book. He actually talks about how powerful Nipsey's like thinking was around this stuff. And he was a big inspiration for Bobby as well. So I was glad that we had them on 50th anniversary of hip hop in November. We had to make sure we represented. So pretty excited about that. And let's just wrap it up there and we'll see you guys next week. Dempsey, thank you guys as always for tuning in. This was a little bit of a different episode. So let us know what you thought and you love it. If you want to hear more sort of culture and hope you all have a wonderful week. We'll catch you all next week.
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A highlight from 196 - 10 Timeless Lessons for Crypto Investors With Morgan Housel
"Look, I'm a very optimistic guy, but the answer is no, there's absolutely no hope whatsoever. I would bet so heavily that 100 years from now we're going to have bubbles that would look exactly like they did in 1999 and exactly like they would have during the housing bubble. Pick your bubble 100 years from now, 200 years from now, that's going to be the case. Welcome to Bankless, where we explore the frontier of internet money and internet finance. This is how to get started, how to get better, how to front run the opportunity. This is Ryan John Adams, and I'm here with David Hoffman, and we're here to help you become more bankless. Guys, a lot has changed in crypto throughout the cycles, but some things haven't. We're here to talk about the things that haven't changed. We've got timeless investing wisdom applied to crypto from writer and investor Morgan Housel on today's episode. So a few different things you need to know for different parts of the cycle. We've got lessons for the bear market, lessons for the bull market, and lessons for the apathy market. A few takeaways for you. Number one, why the bear market was painful, necessary, and yet good. Number two, why those that survived the bear market now have an advantage. Number three, how to manage your brain during a bull market when things get frothy. Number four, how to actually be happy no matter how much wealth you have. Number five, the traps that you're going to fall into during the bull market, unless you know how to spot them well in advance. Number six, optimism versus pessimism, how to balance them to become a better investor. David, I could have been like listed 10 more of these because I feel like the insights per minute on this episode today were absolutely off the charts. We put in the title 10 timeless lessons for crypto, but the truth is there's probably like a hundred here. There's like too many to count and we didn't really count them. What's the significance of this episode for you? I think the most significant thing about this episode is the timing in which Morgan's book just happened to come out along with all of the bullishness that's coming out of the crypto space. We are about to enter a time in which the bull market beer goggles are on and we need advice like this to merge into our brain and have deep understanding of as we navigate that bull market because this is when the time in the market in which this advice is the hardest to follow, yet it is going to have the most ROI if you can follow it. This is like trying to flex your brain muscle, your diligence, your own discipline as an investor. And so like listen to this episode, write notes, listen to it twice, do something that you need to do to merge this information into your brain because it will save you multiples of your portfolio as you navigate the bull market. It is timeless wisdom. It's wealth generation strategy is wealth preservation. And it's also, I would say just like the perfect Ryan and David episode, one part investing, one part psychology. Like I said, just the timing of it all. I think it is perfect. Yeah. The wise investor wins. The disciplined investor wins. I think this is even truer in crypto than it is in traditional markets, actually, David. And so we hope you enjoyed this episode with Morgan Housel. He'll be right on. We're going to begin in a minute, but before we do, we want to thank the sponsors that made this possible, including the venue in which you could practice all of this timeless crypto wisdom. That's Kraken, which is our number one recommended exchange for 2023. If you don't have an account, what are you waiting for? Go create one. Kraken knows crypto. Kraken's been in the crypto game for over a decade and as one of the largest and most trusted exchanges in the industry, Kraken is on the journey with all of us to see what crypto can be. Human history is a story of progress. 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Arbitrum Nova is quickly becoming a web three gaming hub and social dapps like Reddit are also calling Arbitrum home. And now Arbitrum Orbit allows you to use Arbitrum's secure scaling technology to build your own layer three, giving you access to interoperable, customizable permissions with dedicated throughput. Whether you are a developer, enterprise or user, Arbitrum Orbit lets you take your project to new heights. All of these technologies leverage the security and decentralization of Ethereum and provide a builder experience that's intuitive, familiar and fully EVM compatible, faster transaction speeds and significantly lower gas fees. So visit arbitrum .io where you can join the community, dive into the developer docs, bridge your assets and start building your first app with Arbitrum. Experience web three development the way it was always meant to be secure, fast, cheap and friction free. Bagel station. Morgan Housel is a writer and investment partner at the collaborative fund. We had Morgan on a year ago to talk about the principles in his book called the psychology of money. I got it right behind me on the bookshelf. I don't know if you could see it guys. It's one of the best investing books that I've read in the last decade. And that episode is my recommendation for one of our top 10 must listen to episodes for crypto investors, particularly if you're starting on the bankless journey. But today, Morgan brought some new timeless advice for us because he's just published a new book. It's called the same as ever. And this is a guide to what never changes. It's a series of 23 punchy stories, timeless truths about people, societies and how to live. This, my friends, is important wisdom as we go into the crypto bull market. Morgan, welcome to Bankless. Welcome back, I should say. Yeah, Ryan, David, thanks for having me. Looking forward to it. I mean, let's start with the theme of this book. Why are you focusing on stuff that's the same? Isn't the same stuff boring? Like, why not new things? It is boring, which is why we don't pay attention to it. But that's always at our own detriment. So I've been a financial writer for going on 18 years now. And a big part of that journey and what I've written about was just how like frustrated, cynical, disgruntled I became at how bad the entire industry was at forecasting the next bear market, the next recession, like anything, no matter what it was. I mean, here's one little example of this that I was thinking about this morning. I remember I'm pretty sure it was in Fortune magazine. It was one of the big business magazines. They published an article in 1999 that was 10 stocks for the decade ahead. It was like 10 safe blue chip stocks that like you can count on for the decade ahead. And I swear it was Enron, AIG, Kodak. It was like go down the list of the companies that went out of business. This is one like everyone knows how bad the community is, not just the media community, but economists, financial advisors, analysts, portfolio managers, and predicting what's going to happen next. So there's two things you can do with that realization. You can become even more angry about it and just a fatalist and say, nobody knows anything. Don't even try. Or you can say, what does never change? We have no ability to predict what is going to change. That's probably too blanket of a statement, but it rounds to that for most people. But if you look across economic history, and not just economic history, but a lot of history, it's the same behaviors over and over and over again. It's like how we respond to greed and fear and risk and uncertainty that never changes. And if you read about financial crises from 100 years ago, 200 years ago, it's the same thing. It's the same thing over and over and over again. So then I was like, well, let's just focus on that. Let's just focus on what we know is never going to change. I have no idea when the next bear market is going to come, but I know exactly how people are going to respond to it and what they're going to think about it and how they're going to feel, because that's never changed. So that was kind of where it came into play for me, was just starting with a frustration and then saying, okay, well, what's the positive way out of that observation rather than just becoming more of a cynic? Morgan, if I can make a prediction about the content that we were about to discuss, there's that old quip of one fish swims past the other and says, how's the water? I think the fish replies, what's water? Implying that there are so many things that happen so frequently that we just can't identify it. I think the Bankless version of this was like our first few episodes was about identifying money because it's such an invisible force that we never really approach and attack head on, that when you do, your brain opens up and all of a sudden there's a world that's expanded to you. I feel like that's about what we're about to get with you in a variety of different lessons. There are so many fundamental about truths the way that the world works that we just are not awoke to because of how like default they are, how common denominator that are. That's my prediction about this. And here's what I love about this. I've been pretty open. I'm not a crypto investor. I'm not a crypto, you know, completely negative. It's all going to hell. It's all a joke. I'm not that person either. But here's why I think that doesn't matter in this. And this is the same for psychology and money. The overlap between the behaviors among a crypto investor versus an index fund investor versus a mutual like a municipal bond investor. There's a lot of overlap there. How people respond to greed, fear, risk, uncertainty, it's all the same. And so much of what I've loved about the kind of research that I get to do is I'm a financial writer, but actually don't read or research that much about finance. I love reading about all kinds of different history, all kinds of different fields and recognizing when those behaviors in medicine or military or like physics or take any field and seeing how they respond to these topics applies perfectly to investing. Morgan, so another thought I have, you were talking about your frustration. You decided to channel that frustration with all of the, you know, noise in the finance industry into a book, The Psychology of Money, and now kind of this book. I still predict that people like you, people like me, maybe people like David, people who are listening to this advice and this wisdom and actually applying it will still continue to be frustrated because I think we are still in the minority of people who are actually applying these lessons. So I'm zooming out. Crypto is probably about to enter a next bull market. And Morgan, I guarantee you, we are going to make many of the exact same mistakes we made in the previous bull market and we're going to do it over and over and looking at this and you're like, it's going to happen again, isn't it? We're going to do the exact same thing. Is there any hope in this book of breaking us out of that cycle or is the hope only at the individual level that an individual can kind of wake up and be like, Hey, I don't have to do this. I can see all the other dumb humans repeating the same mistakes, but I don't have to do it. Or is there hope that we could actually break this cycle as kind of a society, as an industry, as a, you know, a market? Look, I'm a very optimistic guy, but the answer is no, there's absolutely no hope whatsoever.
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The Impact of Incompetent Management on Competent Staff
"In the complex world of business, the dynamic between management and staff plays a crucial role in the success of any organization. The scenario of an incompetent manager overseeing competent staff is a surprisingly common and often detrimental situation. This blog explores the effects of such a mismatch on both the employees and the business. The clash of competence and incompetence when a team of highly skilled and knowledgeable employees is managed by someone who lacks the necessary skills and expertise, several issues arise. Firstly, the manager's inability to understand or appreciate the team's work can lead to a lack of meaningful guidance and support. This often results in frustration among the staff, who feel undervalued and misunderstood. Impact on morale and productivity One of the most immediate effects of this situation is a decrease in morale. Competent employees may feel stifled and demotivated, knowing that their manager cannot effectively lead or contribute to their work. This demotivation can lead to a decrease in productivity, as employees lose the drive to perform at their best. Decision -making woes in competent management often leads to poor decision -making. Without the proper understanding of the nuances of the work or the capabilities of their team, a manager might make decisions that are either unrealistic or detrimental to the project. This not only affects the current work but can also have long -term consequences for the company. The impact of incompetent management on competent staff competent staff often drive innovation within a company. However, under an incompetent manager, these innovations may never see the light of day. A manager who doesn't understand the value or feasibility of new ideas is less likely to advocate for them, leading to a stagnation of growth and creativity within the team. The ripple effect on business The repercussions of such a mismatch in competence are not limited to the team. They extend to the entire business, affecting overall performance, client satisfaction, and the company's reputation. The inability to deliver results due to poor management can lead to lost opportunities and a decrease in competitive edge. A call for better leadership The solution lies in better leadership selection and training. Companies must prioritize competence and leadership skills when choosing managers. Additionally, providing training and development opportunities for managers can help bridge any skill gaps, ensuring they can effectively lead their teams. Conclusion In summary, an incompetent manager overseeing a team of competent staff is a situation fraught with challenges. It not only demoralizes employees and hampers productivity but also has far -reaching effects on the business's success. Addressing this issue is paramount for any organization aiming for growth and excellence.
A highlight from THE CHARACTER OF THE CHURCH
"Hi everyone, good morning. You're welcome to the Refiners Funnest podcast once again. Yes, it's a new week and we're praying the Lord's blessing, we're praying the Lord's favor, we're praying everything, I mean everything that the Lord has a portion for us, we're praying that it's going to manifest in our lives. And the Bible is speaking, I think in Psalm 89, it says, the Lord loads us daily, daily, daily with benefit and it's a new day and we are trusting that the benefits of the Lord will encompass the totality of our existence. Yes, and the Bible also speaking, and I think Psalms chapter 16, I think from verse 5, it said, the Lord is the portion, the portion of our cup and He, our inheritance, our inheritance is assured in Him. Yes, so I want you to understand that for every new day, for every new week, there is always something new from the Lord that has been apportioned to every believer, for everyone that believes in Him, the Bible says should not perish but have everlasting life. Yes, so I want you to understand that it's a new week and you should be expectant, that you should expect something good from the Lord, you should believe in God, yes, and you should have so much faith in Him that He's able to do exceedingly, abundantly, all you could ever ask or think of Him, no matter what you're passing through, no matter how you're feeling, no matter how, no matter what is happening to you right now, I want you to understand that the Lord understands, the Lord feels what you're feeling, for we have a high bridge, we start by what? The feelings of our infirmity, He was 100 % man, He was 100 % God while He was on earth, and I tell you the truth, He understands every bit of things you're going through, He understands how you feel, He understands man, believe me, He understands everything, and I want you to have that faith in Him that there's nothing He cannot do, the Bible says, come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest, it was an assurance of rest, just come to Him and there is rest assured for you, yes, there is rest, I just want to encourage you this morning, I just want to let you know that there is everything planned out, I mean everything has been planned out for you, I mean from the Lord, and please do not relent in your pursuit, do not relent in your services, do not relent in everything you can do for the Lord, because I tell you the truth, I tell you the truth, the Lord cares about you, the Lord loves you, the Lord is thinking about you, I said the thoughts I have for you are of good and not of evil, is it to give you an expected end, yes, the Lord knows that you have expectations, the Lord knows that you have plans, I mean the year is coming to an end, the Lord knows you have plans, and I tell you the truth, God cannot be wrong, God cannot be late, no matter what you're feeling, no matter how you're feeling, I just want you to understand that God cannot be wrong, okay, alright, I'm your host, Ben Niza Basi is my name, and today I trust the Lord to touch our heart, I hope you understand that, whenever we come to this platform, whenever we come here, we are trusting the Lord to revive our heart, draw us close to him, and you see, the Refinance Finance Podcast is a medium where the stairs of revival, intimacy and transformation will consistently stir the heart of men back to God, and if we are not doing that, it means that we are failing on the mission God has given to us to, I mean, execute, okay, so I trust that our heart, our heart will be consistently stirred to God, and that we will be revived, we will be transformed, and most especially we will get intimate, I mean, extremely intimate with God, yes, so today I, I don't know, I've been thinking within the week, I think something happened last week Sunday, I mean Monday, I don't know, and last week something, a lot happened, and I'm trying to, you know, still get over it, but you see, it is better I share things, I mean, a lot of things with, with, with us here, so that, you know, I trust and I believe that the heart of men are, are getting, are getting revived on, on daily basis, I trust that the heart of men is getting revived on daily basis, and the essence of this podcast is, is most especially for me to, to share some of the dealings of the Lord I'm permitted to, you know, personal experiences I'm permitted to, and even the things that happen around us relating to, to Christianity, as relating to our work with God, and the aim of this is not to castigate or, or make a joke or a caricature of anyone, but we are hoping and trusting that at the end of your paying attention and listening to the podcast episode that your life, your life can be transformed, your life can take a new shape, and your heart will eventually born for the Lord immensely.
A highlight from S14 E12: Actress, Coach, Global Life on Stage
"Hello, welcome to The Loatney Show. I'm your host, John Mayolone. In this episode, we don't have regulars, because reasons, I guess. As for our guest, she is from Nigeria, but currently in Israel, and she is an actress, producer, and well, so much more. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Rania Mann. Hi, Peter. Just a very, very quick one. I'm actually originally from Israel, but residing in Nigeria. Oh, that was confusing. Okay, that makes sense. Okay, cool. So, how's life? Well, normally I'd say life in Nigeria is beautiful for me, because there's a lot happening here. I feel like I'm in the heart of a lot of things. I'm in Lagos, so Lagos is the commercial hub of Nigeria and of all of West Africa, really. So, I feel like I'm in the New York of Africa. But, you know, we can't... Yes. Oh, dear. And your audio just got cut off. Can you hear me? Oh, yes, I can hear you now. Okay. Did you hear me? No, I did not. Your audio just cut off completely all the way through. But I heard... Oh, that's funny. I heard you. Okay, so where should I start over or how? Just repeat what you just said entirely. Okay. I said that normally life in Lagos is pretty fun. Lagos is the commercial hub of Nigeria and of West Africa, I think, I would say. So, a lot is happening here all the time, and I feel like I'm in the New York of Africa. So, yeah, but with me being Israeli and what's happening in Israel right now, that's a cloud over our heads at the moment. So, that's life. Oh, alright then. So, what is it you mainly do for a living? I'm an actress and I'm also an acting coach and I produce. I produced a film festival here for about five years and now I produce films as well. Wow, impressive. What was life for you growing up? Oh, that's a very big question. I mean, I grew up in about seven different places till I reached high school. I mean, yeah, till I finished high school. I was born in Israel, then we moved to Ivory Coast, then we moved back to Israel and we moved to Nigeria. Where else was I? Okay, within Israel, we moved to another place and then I moved to England. I did my high school in Thorpe, in Surrey, and then, yeah, went to Israel again. So, I was moving around a lot. Alright then. Which I think is great because it makes you a very cosmopolitan, rounded person. Yeah, absolutely. And if you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? And the audio got cut again. Okay, now I've got you back. I don't know what's going on with the audio thing. Let me see if I can just close off some apps, if that would help. Alright. How's this now? Yes, fantastic. Okay. So, what did you hear me say? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Oh, great. Okay. So, your question was where would I like to live? Where else would I like to live in the world? Yeah, if you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be? So, I was saying that for me, I don't know, maybe that's why actors have this tendency to live through characters, right? And I think it's something inherited in me because it depends on the season, it depends on the mood, it depends on the time in my life, the period of my life. Because in Nigeria, for example, I love living here because there's so much I can contribute. Can you hear me? Yes, I can still hear you. There's so much I can contribute to the film industry here and that makes me really, really happy. I think any place where I would feel I'm making a difference and where the weather is not too cold, that would be the place for me. Yeah, fair enough. If someone wrote a book about you, what do you think a title would be? And here we go again. It just cut off, right off. I can't hear anything, she says. Good grief. What a day. And I'm not doing anything. Now I can hear you, now I can hear you again. Right after I told you the question, I couldn't hear you, I couldn't hear you at all. This platform is gaslighting me. Maybe there's like a delay. Okay. Can you hear me now? That's crazy. Yes, I can still hear you. Okay, Okay. so a book about me, I hope would be my mission to this world, which is bridging worlds through art. Oh, alright then. If your mind was an island, what would it look like? If my mind were an island. Gosh, that is such a... Can you hear me? Yeah, I can still hear you. That is such a creative question. Wow. If my mind was an island, it would have... It would have... Multiple... What's the word? Like, you would have a tropical area, then you would have a very cold area on the island. Maybe like a mountain top. Like a foggy mountain top. And then a sandy tropical beach at the bottom. Because, yeah, so you could, you know, be in any place in the island. choose... So you And I get cut off again. Thanks, Spotify, for gaslighting me. I don't understand why this is happening. Exactly. That's what I'm saying. And now you're back. No, because I can hear you very well, though, all through. Yes, but there are times that now, there are times that your audio is just cut off completely from my end. So, yeah, this is crazy. Hmm, what can we do? You want to try another network? What other network? Is this the only one? No, like, let me try and cut off my Wi -Fi and just use my phone network. Let me try that. Okay. One, two. Yes, one, two. I could hear that. Okay. So let's try this and see if that works better. All right, then. Here we go. Right, an island. My mind is an island would be something that you could choose where... You know, according to the mood you wake up with on that day? Yes. You heard that? Yes, I heard you. So it would be maybe like, it would have a tropical, sandy beach and a mountain, a foggy mountain top as well. Okay. Yeah. Nice, very good. Yeah, oh, oh, and a very, and a very busy, hyped urban area with like clubs and music and coffee shops and cinema and all that good stuff. Nice, very good. It must have a theatre. Of course it has to have a theatre. Yeah. Yes. Would you rather not be able to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? Would I rather be able to open closed doors or... Not be able to... To close open doors? Yeah. Is that what it says? Yes. Judging by the way I live, I normally open closed doors. So, yeah, that's me. Okay, close enough I guess. What happens in real life but rarely gets portrayed in movies? And I can't hear you again. I don't know why I keep doing that. I'm getting gas lit again. Yay! Could it be something, could it be something on the other end? I mean, my Wi -Fi is working alright. My headphones great. I can't, I have no idea to be honest. And this has never happened before? Because it's never happened before to me either. Yeah, this is the first time for me. Any issues that I've ever encountered would actually stop me from recording episodes altogether. I never had an issue that still kept the episode going but still had a bit of an inconvenience to me. So, yeah, it's a weird and funny one for me. Yeah, I agree. I think it's just a delay, I don't know. Yeah, first time for everything. So, what did you mean by close enough? Well, listen, I'm not mad. I understand that this misinterpreted the question, but the question was would you rather not be able to open closed doors or not be able to close open doors? Oh, I didn't hear the first not. I would say I would rather not be able to close open doors. Because I can maneuver myself through open doors. But I hate closed doors. I'm a boundary breaker. Yes, that's great. What kind of music do you often listen to? Okay, can you hear me now? Because I just heard a beat. I can still hear you, yes. Okay, good. I find myself lately listening a lot to The Weeknd. You know them, right? Yes, I've heard of them. Oh, shoot. Here we go again. Let up the gas again. Yeah, it's a current thing over and over again. It's just... Cut the audio from whoever's end. I'd be surprised if this keeps going to the very end. Wow, this is actually a lot longer of a cut than I thought. Oh, this is... That's crazy. No, I know you can... Okay, now you're back. That was a longer audio cut than last time. Or like Evan's recording. I know, but the funny thing is I can hear you all through. Like if you hear this recording later on... Yeah, of course. But the question is, when it comes to the editing process... I'm not sure. Do you want to... Do you want to start over? No, let's keep... I feel like there's some good moments in this that will be very good. And also, we're still going on, so let's keep going and yeah. Yeah, okay. No, what I meant is maybe if we... We don't start the whole thing over, but we'll just start a new recording and then continue from where we stopped and maybe the new recording would be better. I don't know if that's something... I can actually... I've actually worked around editing in the past, so whatever happens, it'll still be good. Okay. Okay. So where were we? You were saying something. Asking something. Great. Fantastic. If you could host a talk show, who would you have on as your first guest? I... Wow. I don't know. I don't know. What would the talk show be about? Well, whatever you like. I think in this point in time, I'd like to talk to Mr. Biden. President Biden. Oh, okay. Or maybe just... Yeah, probably the American president. Yeah. I'm always fascinated by how those people think because I feel like they think in multiple channels simultaneously. Oh, of course. If you're going on a road trip, what two items do you make sure to bring with you? Only two? Oh, gosh. Yes, only two. Yes. Now I can hear you. Can you hear me? Now I can hear you. I was waiting to see how long it would take for you to come back again without me actually speaking. Oh, so how long did it take? I don't know. I wasn't counting seconds. Well, I think it was four minutes by the clock to be recording. Okay, so... That's very little. Usually I'd have like a little purse with some first aid kit. But I think if it's only two things, it would be a phone and a sunscreen. A phone mainly because I'd need something to write with or write on. Yeah, so a phone and a sunscreen. Yeah. I'd like something to write all my thoughts. Yeah, so I don't have to keep them in my head. Yes, absolutely. What's your favorite season? Spring. Definitely spring. Anything warm. Absolutely. Have you met anyone famous? Well, yeah, it depends what you call famous. But I'd say so, yeah. A lot of famous people from the Nigerian industry for sure that are famous all over Africa. And a couple of times met some famous personalities in Israel. And how about again? And now? And you're back. Yay! Well, if I met anyone famous, I think famous is like... I mean, I've met actors that are very famous all over Africa and in the diaspora, of course. I've met some famous people from Israel, from the Israeli scene. But I mean, they're just people. They're my friends. They're just normal people. So, I wonder why would that be a thing? Yeah, absolutely. You never know. Before, they were even famous. They were on the same level as us. No, I mean... So, there's a very, very famous actor. Now he's famous. He's called Daimio Kalawong from Nigeria. And I met him back in 2017 where he was just beginning his acting career. I mean, he hasn't changed since then. He's still the same person and we're still good friends. He's just more busy now, you know? Yeah, I can see that. How much time do you spend on the internet? Hmm... Probably five hours a day or more. Alright then. I'd say the same, to be honest. Would you rather sleep on the wall or sleep on the ceiling? When I'm back. And you're back! Yay! Yay! I would rather sleep on the ceiling. Ask me why. All the floor space you could have? Because I can see everything better from the ceiling. You'd have an abundant view. Oh yeah, that too. Where is the most relaxing place you've been? The most relaxing place I've been. Can you hear me now? Yeah, I can still hear you. I think relaxing place is a state of mind. Because I found myself many times in a resort, in a beach resort, when I was not relaxed at all. And then I found myself many times in bed feeling relaxed and then many times feeling very unrelaxed. So I think it's a state of mind. It's not a physical place. Nice. If you could erase one past experience, what would that be? Any experience in my life. Yes. Any experience in my life where I found myself speechless or numb or... Anything. Yeah, I would erase all of those. All right. All those times. Where I went afterwards and said, I wish I would have said that. I should have said that. All those times. Yeah, that's crazy. Would you rather speak all languages or talk to animals? Can you hear me? Now I can hear you. Wow, this is really challenging. It sure is. Yeah. Could you repeat the question, please? I'll try. Okay. Would you rather speak all languages or talk to animals? Speak all languages. Yeah. Can you hear me? Yeah, I can hear you. I think that the more we can communicate with our human race, the better our race will be, the more beneficial it will be for the world. So I think that God put us here for a purpose. And the purpose is to better ourselves and to better our world. So, you know, he enabled us to communicate amongst ourselves for that purpose. Yeah, absolutely. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal for? Oh, goodness. Connecting people. That's my best quality. Nice. That'd be an interesting sport. Yes, it would be, wouldn't it? Yeah. Okay, you do this. Oh, you do that. Okay, that's your passion. I know, I know who you want to talk to. I know who you need to talk to. Bloom. Yeah. Fabulous. If you could travel back in time, what decade would you want to live in? What era I'd like to live in? I think it was the Renaissance when everything was blooming. Arts and science and I don't know. So. Yeah, I'd like to be then when everything was still fresh and new. To kind of be there to impact it. To impact. Nice, absolutely. And that is all we have for this episode. It's great having you on, Rania, talking about your brilliant acting career and working as an acting coach and producer and everything else you're doing in Nigeria. It's been great. Okay. Can you hear me, Peter? Yes, now I can hear you. Okay. Fantastic. This is awkward because it's happening so often, I don't know why. By the way, it was great having you on and I wish you best of luck. And with that being said, until next time, you're welcome. Stay tuned for more.
A highlight from TOP Crypto Pick For 2024! (3 Low Cap GEMS with 20X Potential)
"Injective protocol, can it reach $100 per token? This project's been on an absolute tear over the year, up over 500%. So here's everything that you need to know about this protocol and why it could change DeFi forever. It's time to discover crypto. So what is Injective and why has it been pumping so much? Injective is an interoperable layer one blockchain optimized for building Web3 finance applications like decentralized exchanges, lending and borrowing protocols and derivatives markets. It is built on the Cosmos SDK, aka software development kit, and its Tendermint consensus architecture, which gives it fast and cheap transactions, as well as make the blockchain interoperable through the use of the Cosmos IBC protocol. It also uses Ethereum virtual machine compatibility. Injective is attempting to bring the low fees, speed and cross -chain trading of centralized exchanges into a decentralized permissionless environment. It was the first Cosmos blockchain to offer fully decentralized order book infrastructure. Now, Injective was founded back in 2018 by Eric Chen and Albert Chan, who now serve as the CEO and CTO of the umbrella company Injective Labs. They were first backed by Binance Labs. They then went on to raise over $50 million in three funding rounds. First in July of 2020, where they raised $2 .6 million in an initial seed round. Then they raised $10 million in an April 2021 funding round. And finally, they added an additionally $40 million to the pot with another funding round in August of 2022. They also did the Binance Launchpad in October of 2020, where they ICOed, selling 9 % of their total supply for 40 % of the tokens. Then in 2021, they released their mainnet and launched their smart contract platform. Injective has investors like Binance, Pantera, Jump Crypto, Mark Cuban and many more. Ignore Mark Cuban's NFT plays. The Injective blockchain holds decentralized order books, which provide liquidity to the DEXs, a trade execution coordinator and a bi -directional token bridge and EVM execution environment. Any DAP that is built on the Injective blockchain has access to all of this. And the blockchain is public, so anyone can build a DAP as long as it's approved by the governance. While some DEXs use an automated market maker formula to manage liquidity, Injective uses an order book model that is similar to centralized exchanges. This means that the DEX on Injective doesn't need gas fees, so users only have to pay market maker and taker fees using INJ. That is where the utility of the token comes in. There are tons of applications in the Injective ecosystem, but we're going to be just going into a few. Injective's most popular DAP is a cross -chain DEX called Helix, which stands out from the crowded DEX landscape by offering unique features like zero gas fees, stop -loss orders, trading history and reward tracking. These elements give Helix the positives of a centralized exchange with privacy and safety of a decentralized environment. Helix can natively support a ton of assets like Cosmos, Ethereum, Solana and Polygon, and has an easy -to -use interface where you can connect a self -custody wallet or send your assets to your Helix portfolio. And people seem to like using Helix because it becomes one of the fastest growing decentralized exchanges since it launched in September of 2022, when it reached over a billion in cumulative trading volume after just one month. So make sure you smash that like button if you're an INJ holder. Not only have you seen a 500 % growth year over year, you guys continuously change DeFi in a positive direction. Currently, Helix has over 13 times that cumulative trading volume across all its spot and perpetual markets. And Helix just launched its pre -launch features feature, which allows users to trade futures on tokens that haven't even launched yet. Now, this is probably part of the reason Helix is pumping, because this additional service allows users to speculate on upcoming coins without having to gain access to pre -sales or launch pads. Helix has marketed this as an attempt to level the playing field for the general public since venture capitalists and wealthy insiders are typically the only ones who have early access to projects. Now, what else is in the Injective ecosystem? Mito Finance is another one of Injective's popular applications. Mito Finance is a DeFi trading platform that aims to democratize finance and increase profits through automation. Mito utilizes smart contracts to bring algorithms typically used by institutional investors and hedge funds to the common man. You just sign up for a vault and earn rewards, and Mito also has a launchpad that makes token creation incredibly easy. Now, while that might not be my favorite application, it is true. Institutions utilize medbots and have ways they can profit that retailers will never be able to access in their lifetime. Thanks to yours truly, Gary Gensler, regulations get harder and harder for retail traders over time. And then there's FrontRunner, which is a decentralized sport prediction market. What's cool about FrontRunner is that it allows traders to buy and sell shares of sports propositions the same way you would buy stocks. Now, you could buy and sell these positions in real time as the odds change. Like I said, there's a ton to explore in Injective's ecosystem, so go to their website and see what you want to learn about more. Since its launch, Injective has been chugging along with one improvement after another. In January, Injective launched a fund of $150 million to accelerate the interoperability between blockchains to enhance DeFi adoption and expand its ecosystem. The following March, Injective launched a testnet for Solana -based apps. And then just a few months later in September, it released a testnet for its EVM layer. This is a two -part solution that will allow Ethereum applications to now natively run on top of Injective. The other piece of exciting Injective news is that Injective will integrate into Google Cloud's analytics hub, joining the ranks of major layer one blockchains like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. This means that anyone using a Google Cloud server will be able to interact with the data across the Injective network. CEO and co -founder Eric Shen said that the Google Cloud team has played an integral role in the growth of Injective since its inception, and that this latest collaboration will help take Web3 as a whole to new heights. Now, all of these developments have led to the price of Injective just going through the roof in the past few days, going between $7 and $8 at the beginning of October to now nearly $17 in just last week. So if you're an INJ holder, congrats, because your bag basically just tripled. Now, what's interesting to me is that while other crypto projects are struggling to regain just a quarter of their previous market cap all -time highs, Injective has already shot past that halfway point and isn't approaching a brand new all -time high. So this makes me wonder, is Injective not only going to break its all -time highs while we're still coming out of a bear market, but is it going to just surpass them and show significant gains coming over the next month? Other than being a great investment vehicle, what are other use cases for Injective? The blockchain uses a proof of stake model, so staking your INJ can help secure the network, and currently staking rewards are pretty sweet. Coming in at just over 16 % APR, you get to choose one of their 126 validators and start earning free INJ. Currently, there are almost 45 million tokens staked, about half of the circulating supply, and now remember that staking never comes with zero risk. So make sure you do your own research and don't go to staking your savings. Now perhaps one of the best reasons behind the INJ pump is going to be the tokenomics. Over the bear market, their vesting schedule released the majority of the supply into circulation. Now seeing roughly almost 89 % tokens in circulation, this goes to show that there's not a lot of dilution moving into this next bull run. So if we have all of this development, all of these DeFi applications, and all these integration, that means we can see INJ continue to push to new highs without seeing VCs and insiders dump on retail. Now other use cases include governance, and if you have a stake to INJ, you get to vote on new applications and the direction of the blockchain. INJ is also used for protocol fees, as well as developer incentives. Now there is one thing we need to be cautious about. The total supply could still potentially increase over time, because Injective uses inflationary emissions for block rewards. Currently, the block time is 0 .82 seconds. The inflation rate started at 7 % with a plan to decrease that rate in 2 % over time, but Injective also has a unique burning process that basically ties the percentage of INJ burn to the popularity of the protocols on its blockchain. So if Injective gains more and more adoptions, there's a chance that the token will become deflationary in the future. So what we need to be cautiously optimistic about is, is this inflationary pressure going to dilute the tokens moving into this next bull run? Because like I mentioned, there is not a lot of dilution coming from the early vesting schedules. So if we get burning mechanics on top of that for more development, I don't know what the right word is, but pomponomics is the kind of what comes to mind. So what makes their burning process so unique? Injective collects 60 % of the fees its platform receives from the users and puts them into a weekly auction and burn fund, where it invites people to make bids on those fees. Bidders have to buy the native token, INJ, and use that to make a bid on the assets that are on the auction block. Then Injective burns the final bids. This decreases the token supply and also drives demand for the INJ token. I know this is a little confusing, so imagine Injective auctioned $1 ,000 worth of an asset, and the highest bid ended up being $800 worth of INJ. Whoever won that bid would then have an arbitrage opportunity with the assets they've won, and Injective would then burn that $800 worth of INJ. This is why the level of Injective deflation is directly linked to the popularity of the protocols that use its on -chain order book. So what do you guys think? Do you have Injective in your portfolio? Do you think this is a pump and dump, or will INJ keep flying to the moon? So make sure you turn on those post notifications, leave a comment down below, and let us know your thoughts. Is Injective Protocol going to change DeFi forever? See you at the top. Thank you.
A highlight from THE PROTOCOL: Krakens Potential Layer 2 Development and Coinbases Influence
"Dive deep into the blockchain realm with The Protocol Podcast with Coindesk founding editor of The Protocol newsletter Brad Count and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margo Nykerk. They unravel the intricate technologies powering cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum one block at a time. Just a reminder, Coindesk is a news source and does not provide investment advice. Hello and welcome to The Protocol Podcast. I'm Brad Count here with my co -hosts Margo Nykerk and Sam Kessler. Please first don't forget to subscribe to our weekly newsletter The Protocol on Coindesk .com. And real quick, let's just take a second. We've got Sam Kessler here. He's actually missed a couple of our recordings over the past few weeks because he was down covering the Sam Bankman free trial, which is a story that Coindesk owns. Or we did break the story that led to the ultimate collapse of his business empire. Sam, you've been down at this trial and just like getting up at what, like 3 a .m. to get in line to get in the courtroom. Tell us what has it been like covering that trial? Yeah, it was a crazy experience. I'm glad to kind of be back to my normal life. Like you said, some days you had to wake up as early as 3 a .m. Somebody showed up at 10 p .m. the previous evening once to see Sam testify. I was not that crazy. I can only do that a few times the early day. But anyway, overall, it was a pretty insane experience. And yesterday we did sort of a panel with Coindesk reporters, four of the five Coindesk reporters who have covered this throughout the month long run of the trial to hear from members of the crypto community about questions they had and reflections on what was going on. And one of the questions that we received was around whether this trial was, in fact, the indictment of the cryptocurrency industry that everybody in the mainstream seems to frame it as. Or is this kind of this anomalous thing that exists outside of crypto, particularly because FTX was a centralized exchange? The question being, why did it feel like such a big deal? And I think the place where we all landed, like why this got the sort of breathless coverage that it did is because there is a difference between the crypto technology and the crypto industry. And I do still feel and I think those the folks who joined me on the panel agreed that this whole thing, even though it doesn't say much about the technology that undergirds all of these projects that we talk about on this podcast, this whole fiasco was an indictment of the crypto industry. The money, the attention, the focus, you know, the panels that people are willing to go on with Sandbank Manfried all just go to show that it does matter. The companies and the folks who we associate ourselves with cover. I mean, media plays a role in this, too, regardless of whether it has anything to do with the core blockchain technology itself as a centralized exchange in this case. That's super interesting, Sam. I mean, one thing I would just add, you always see giant frauds around new technologies, right? I mean, it's just like inevitable. People are always taking advantage of the opacity and the incredible, complicated stuff. And I mean, we see it all the time. But it's just stuff so hard to understand that it's pretty easy to like pull the wool over people's eyes. You know, I mean, I think we can talk a little more freely about this now that he's convicted. Anyway. OK, well, thank you, Sam. We're so glad to have you here. All right. Let's get right into it now, as we say, with the latest news and developments in technology behind crypto and blockchains. In our first segment, we will be talking about Arbitrum's governance. Of course, Arbitrum is the biggest layer two network atop Ethereum. Margo covers them all the time and they are super interesting project. But Sam, you know, this story you wrote yesterday focuses on some dissension in that community. Why don't you just give us a little brief overview of what that story is? Yeah. So like you said, Arbitrum is one of the people that I might be aware, I might remember last spring when they switched over to a decentralized governance model. So they made this big shift where they launched a token ARB and allowed holders of that token to be a part of something called the Arbitrum DAO that would govern the protocol. And the thing that we're seeing here is a nod to the growing pain, one of the growing pains that we see with all decentralized autonomous organizations, which is the difficulty of reconciling the need for decentralized governance, vast networks of people governing these protocols in like the spirit of crypto, with the reality that you need some somewhat centralized or at least professionalized decision making expertise in order to guide the direction of these really important platforms. Arbitrum has, you know, over two billion dollars locked in it as of today, if I recall correctly. But anyway, in this specific case, Arbitrum's community is currently grappling with a proposal to introduce a research coalition that will be helmed by BlockWorks Research, the research arm of the media organization, Gauntlet, a risk firm and one other cybersecurity firm that's not as specific to crypto. And those folks will kind of serve as this guidepost for the wider DAO to make its decisions. And there's been a lot of controversy around how much they'd be set to get paid under the proposal that BlockWorks presented in conjunction with these other. Let's just, Margo, what were your thoughts reading this story? So, well, two things. I sort of want to know what's in it for BlockWorks. Like, why are they putting themselves forward in this kind of proposal? But also this sort of like what Sam was alluding to drew us back to last spring when there was a controversial proposal about the DAO and there was like a ratification and they started transferring tokens before like that period had even ended. So I feel like ever since that happened, there's been a lot more attention on the DAO and like the proposals it puts forward. So there's always these controversies around DAOs and like the grapple they have to do with centralization and decentralization or professionalism in that case and having some kind of an authoritative figure that will make decisions. And so I wonder if we're looking at this more with a critical eye because of what happened six months ago and because we've sort of seen some controversy with the Arbitrum DAO. But I don't know, what are your guys thoughts on that? So it's a really good question. So that event that you're talking about was essentially when the DAO was established, there was also this foundation that was established, the Arbitrum Foundation. And you see this set up a lot of times where you have a foundation, you have a centralized company that builds a product, and then you have a DAO. The foundation kind of straddles the middle where it's like a real incorporated entity. But anyway, the foundation was suddenly granted a bunch of tokens from the initial mint of ARB. And members of this new DAO who had also just been airdropped a bunch of tokens were like, whoa, wait a minute, we didn't really have a formal vote on where those tokens should go. So it essentially looked like what it was, which was the people who initially created the blockchain granting a bunch of tokens to this foundation, which people think had some links to the old organization, the firm that ran things. So the chief irony here is that the whole idea of a DAO and the whole idea of this specific proposal is to decentralize things further so that something like a centralized foundation, something like the organization that created Arbitrum don't have an outweighed role in the direction of the chain. But the irony is that people see the same centralization issues with this new format. So one of the comments that we have in this article came from one of the voters in this Arbitrum DAO who said, quote, having the same parties review and provide opinions on proposals, cover those proposals publicly via media networks, vote on proposals, review the security concerns of a proposal, and then execute the Arbitrum network upgrades is fundamentally lacking separation of powers, which is a nod to the role that all of these different entities who would be on this coalition currently serve for Arbitrum. And this person showed that these folks who would be on this coalition also hold a huge number of ARB tokens. They'd now be kind of suggesting proposals or at least giving research on these proposals that they're also voting on and have an outweighed weight in terms of, you know, I mean, it's so interesting. It gets right at the heart of this debate, you know, the topic that just keeps coming up over and over again, which is, is all of this really about the tech or is it really about the money? It's like everybody wants the money and some people are providing value. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether this is going to actually be valuable or if it's just somebody who wants money, right? I say I'm curious, the research they're talking about, what kind of research is this? Like, why do why does Arbitrum DAO need research? Yeah, it's a good question. So it's quite interesting. One of the cool things about DAOs is you can go into the governance forums of any of them and you can see people weighing different proposals and those proposals will. So when it comes to research, sometimes there's going to be financial sort of research that they'll do into like what kinds of rewards we should give users of our protocol for doing certain things like what sort of interest should accrue to a token. Not really relevant in this case, but in the future, you know, if ARB should accrue interest, which it doesn't currently, it would kind of help make that call. You'll see a lot of risk assessment. So if Arbitrum is deciding on what bridge partners to use to transact with different chains, somebody like Gauntlet might come in or the cybersecurity firm might come in and do research to determine, hey, which of these bridge partners, given the technology we use and whatever platform we're bridging to uses would be the most secure. That's something that you saw in the past blew up on Uniswap when there's questions around conflicts of interest between the people doing the research and the bridge platforms themselves. But that's the kind of research you'll see, kind of like the technical and financial. Very briefly, the reason why this, you know, bristled so many people was the fact that it would cost two million dollars over the course of a year. And based on the cost breakdown, one person wrote, can the organizations involved demonstrate their time is worth, quote, six hundred fifty dollars to fifteen hundred dollars an hour? That seems exorbitant, as in more than I pay for a Harvard lawyer's exorbitant, literally. So these folks are asking for a ton of money in exchange for their services and they've had to defend themselves. And currently the proposal is really 50 -50 in terms of whether this is a temperature check, whether it goes to a real vote. The community can't decide whether that's a fair breakdown of costs. When does the temperature check end? It ends tomorrow. It ends tomorrow. And there's still some big voters that haven't weighed in yet. So we might be talking about this next week. One thing that is kind of cool, I will say, is in companies, modern companies, you know, the CEO and the board make the decisions and, you know, shareholders do not get to weigh in real time on kind of major strategy stuff or even like line item costs, initiatives or whatever. So that part of it is kind of cool that, you know, people are voting on whether they should spend the two million dollars. So let's turn to our next segment here. Well, there's a project called The Graph, and they came out with some news this past week. We wrote a short story about that. They call themselves the Google of Web3, or they say that people call them the Google of Web3. And the idea is that what they do is they basically look at the data that's on the blockchain and then kind of figure out how to, and then deliver that to protocols or teams and for whatever they need that blockchain data from. It's sort of like, my comment was the opposite of what Chainlink does, which is deliver, you know, stuff data onto the blockchain for protocols that need it. But they came out with this new era roadmap. I mean, a lot of it's pretty technical stuff, you know, it's like features, but they, you know, the line in the story was that this was one of their biggest upgrades since they had a 50 million dollar fundraising last year. And the development team, you know, similar to the decentralization in the previous segment, there's always, there's a development team and then there's the project. The development team is called Edgenone. And we sat down with their CEO, Tegan Klein, who, by the way, I think they said she was going to go on her honeymoon this week. So shout out to you. Congrats, Tegan. But anyway, Margo, you know, you were on this call with Tegan and you wrote up the Q &A. What were kind of your big, big ideas on this? Yeah, I thought it was interesting to hear her talk about like what the graph is, like who they serve, sort of like what entities, what protocols they serve. What I'm still sort of grappling with is like, I understand, like obviously there's a need for decentralizing data, but, you know, we'd asked sort of who her competitors are, who in the space is sort of similar to what she does. And her answer was that there isn't really anyone else in the space that does indexing like they do. Like if they do do indexing, it's something in -house. And so, yes, there's been efforts, I think, which one of, you know, Sam or Brad, you guys can talk about that because I know you have talked to Tegan about that before. But if there's no one else that does the indexing like the graph does, like how much of a hold do they have over organizing data on blockchains, especially because she claims that most of DeFi uses the graph? You know, I think that is a rare position to have in this industry, if that's true. You know, I think we haven't done a ton of reporting on this particular space. I think we're sort of more focused on the blockchain stuff that's kind of infrastructure layer of things and who's winning that race and all the apps. These are, they're kind of one of these middle players. They're not really front -facing, you know, they're sort of B2B in the sense that they're, you know, taking stuff from blockchains and delivery it to kind of like the backend of somebody's website or whatever. But I mean, in general, you know, we're going to get in the next segment, we're going to talk about all the layer twos, you know, that are developing and there's tons of layer one blockchains. But I don't know, that's kind of interesting to have a dominant position in anything in blockchain. It seems like there's tons of competition. I don't know. What do you think, Sam? Yeah, nothing comes to mind that does exactly what they do, which is they serve as a kind of like Chainlink sort of Oracle -ish function, but they're completely on chain. So they aggregate and index data on blockchains so that entities like Chainlink, like Uniswap and so on can use them. But I think that there are some, like I remember reporting on them a while ago and one of the problems that The Graph had and continues to have is just that it's extraordinarily complicated. They have their GRT token, they have these things called subgraphs, this role like indexers. And there's like all of these different, you know, jargon that you find all throughout crypto, but is particularly pronounced on The Graph that some people think is wholly unnecessary and it wouldn't be worth getting into all of it on Coindesk on this podcast, you know, is something that they still haven't been able to fix entirely at the same time. Yeah, I do think that they are somewhat unique in this intersection, but I also noticed that like some of the folks that they mentioned to you, Margo, that they, you know, are partnered with are the same folks that they've mentioned to me over almost like, I think like a year and a half ago when I last wrote about The Graph. So it's like art blocks, which is an NFT project that is really cool, but hasn't like been, you know, super huge in a while. They mentioned Uniswap. I also mentioned them, but if I recall from at least when I was, you know, writing about The Graph, their Uniswap thing is used for Uniswap to display prices on its website. It's not something used in the protocol itself, which is a distinction that might matter. The Graph is like certainly a really exciting project and it is the only one that I'm aware of that's doing, you know, this whole indexing decentralized role. I think that they are still kind of trying to exactly find their place and reach that level of ubiquity that they've wanted for a while. That's really interesting. You know, especially given that these projects that they help haven't really changed over the last two years. And one of the things we had asked her sort of is like, where are these new users that they can cater to? Especially, you know, we're in winter, so where's the growth? Like who are you poaching users from? So that's interesting. Yeah. I mean, to their credit, they did make a big gamble a while ago where they got rid of this centralized, this hosted service that they had, which is more akin to a Web2 service where they would index things and then you would query their own kind of hosted server in order to read off the data. They moved to this decentralized model a while ago and there were questions around whether they'd be able to kind of sustain those operations. And it seems like they have, you know, they really are working in alignment with that whole decentralized crypto ethos in a way that a lot of these sorts of information providers, aggregators aren't. They've had some staying power, at least as a result of that, regardless of whatever their user numbers and partners are. I mean, it's interesting when you were mentioning how technical some of this stuff is. All right. Well, let's take a quick break. And when we come back, we're going to talk about the story of the week. Margo Scoop, Kraken coming out with a layer two. We'll be right back. Calling all developers. Consensus 2024 is happening May 29th through the 31st in Austin, Texas. Experience three days of intensive learning with technical talks, 40 plus expert speakers and 20 or more in -depth workshops, including dedicated half days for Ethereum and Bitcoin. 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A highlight from Ep407: Do This To Set Your Podcast Apart From Others - Brittany Wilkins
"What my goal and objective was really with the show was that to first see, is there interest? Where can we go from here? How can we develop the show? Now it's like, okay, how do we further grow it? And so monetizing is the next phase. Most hosts never achieve the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey, podcaster. It's your host, Adam Adams. And today I've got Brittany Wilkins on. And fun fact, she's from a place, a town where I've done some real estate investing. So I bet you if I told her the streets of my properties, she'd probably know exactly how to get there. Kind of fun. Brittany's got a podcast that talks about black history. The podcast is called the coin and this is black history on the other side. So let's talk about what is on the other side of the coin. Really, I wanted to invite her to the podcast because I want to have all different types of stories of different podcasts. And this was unique because I don't get a lot of people having podcasts like this. Usually it's just a business podcast and that's it. And so somebody is like, oh, I'm a coach, I'm a mentor. I want to make money this way. And I want to basically, hopefully at the end of this episode, show you that there are so many different types of podcasts out there. You could start a podcast about anything. And Brittany's super passionate about this subject. And it's something super interesting to me as well. So you'll find her bio down in the show notes. And if you want to go to the coin, black history on the other side, the podcast that leading is also in the show notes, just scroll down and any other social media that Brittany wanted you to connect with her on. That'll be in the show notes as well. Brittany, it's great to have you on the show. You and I met at the out here closer to where I am right now in Denver at a podcast movement. Yes. It's great to see you again, Adam. It was great connecting with you at podcast movements. Kind of one of my favorite events going to is just the network, the connections and the engagements of meeting different people. So thank you for walking me on to your show today. Thank you. This is going to be fun. I want to talk a little bit about like why you started the show and in your business, you make money because you're an engineer. Is that right? Or did you just used to do that? Correct. By trade, I am an engineer who has worked in the corporate space in various industries. Then I decided to really challenge myself and kind of step out of engineering to really maximize my potential and see what and what other areas could I grow in. And that's what I decided to get into the podcasting space. I had the idea many, many years ago. It wasn't until 2019. Then almost also too, when the pandemic hit is when I really decided to go forward and launch it. And it's been an amazing journey so far, learning a lot about the podcast industry and is giving me a platform to really shine a light on the hidden history of black history. I want to go into probably one or two things that you can think of that is the hidden history of black history. I want to kind of just highlight that. So if you can think of one or two examples, and the purpose of that is because I probably have a listener who would be a perfect listener who definitely wants to hear. And so I'm wanting to kind of highlight that, shine a light on that just for you to be able to kind of sell your podcast. So we'll do that here right now. So Brittany, give us like one or two examples. Yeah, so traditionally, let's start with traditionally what black history has been. Black history, you know, from my perspective has been more about the events that transpired from the transatlantic slave trade. And so the black history, all that's been ever known are the narrative is that black history started in slavery. And it was something that I've learned in my early years in high school, which that perception was kind of put on me where I had a teacher who told me that black history did not exist, that a whole classroom full of African American students didn't have a history or didn't have a cultural heritage and that kind of stuff with me from high school. It wasn't until I got into college when I start meeting historians who start to really teach me about the real African history and black history and, you know, got me into reading various aspects from ancient African history all the way to present day events. And so with my podcast, The Coin, Black History on the Other Side, my mission is to change the narrative, to really bridge the gap between African American culture and black history. And I do that by unveiling the hidden aspects of black history. So, for example, if you were to listen to The Coin, Black History on the Other Side, you would learn about how Africans were in the Americas prior to Christopher Columbus discovering America. That's one of the many aspects I talked about. I did a whole series on the book They Came Before Columbus. I also talk about to some of our influential leaders like Malcolm X and the many different things that people did not know about him and really telling his story as well from a different side and perspective, how he took the pilgrimage to Mecca and it really opened his eyes into religion, not only his religion, but also to just about race in general.
A highlight from The LayerZero Airdrop Is Almost Here! How To Prepare NOW!
"Layer Zero is one of the most anticipated projects in crypto. In today's video, I want to run through a few major things to do with the Layer Zero airdrop. Is it too late to qualify for what could be one of the biggest airdrops in crypto history? If it is, how can you still make money from the Layer Zero ecosystem and how can you prepare yourself for an impending airdrop? Some of the indicators that I'm going to show you in today's video show us that a potential airdrop could be happening very, very soon. So if you've been following Layer Zero at all over the past couple of years, you should pay attention to today's video. So looking in front of us, it's clear that Layer Zero is one of the biggest projects in crypto just by sheer size in terms of how much they've raised. They raised $6 .3 million to begin with, relatively humble beginnings, but still led by MultiCoin Capital and Binance. But then they came in with massive backers in A16Z, Coinbase and Amoca, MultiCoin, and then actually Christie's led their own funding round. And then they've had some massive funding rounds since then with $120 million raised at a valuation of $3 billion. So the latest raise that occurred on the 4th of April, 2023 indicates that Layer Zero is a $3 billion protocol. And look, when the token gets listed on the market, it's likely that it's worth even more than that in terms of the actual token price itself, because the raising value and the total market capitalization, FDV, is a very different thing. For example, Arbitrum launched at like, what, 12 bill FDV, and they raised nowhere near that. Obviously, investors need to make a return on investment, right? But what we do know is that for investors to get a return on investment, airdrops are one of the vehicles, so basically by launching a token, that the projects can essentially pay back its investors and pay back its stakeholders. So incentivizing these investors with the token is one of the major ways that attracted this much liquidity. And there's also a way that they can bootstrap liquidity on the ecosystem to ensure the success of the Layer Zero protocol long term. And when you have an airdrop, obviously that means, especially with a big valuation, that there's going to be a slice of the pie given out to the community. And the bigger the raise, the more the slice of the pie is going to be. And with Layer Zero being such a big protocol from a valuation perspective, it's no doubt that it could be when the airdrop comes, one of the biggest airdrops in crypto history, one of the biggest airdrops that we've ever seen. And this is one I've been preparing for for quite some time. You can see here I did my first full deep dive on Layer Zero back in October 2022, over one year ago now. If you've been farming this airdrop for over a year, you're in an amazing, amazing position. I actually mentioned it even before this in the context of another thread, which amalgamated a bunch of other airdrops as well. And I also did a follow up earlier in the year as a last warning, a last reminder. And I also did videos on it on crypto banter at the time that you should highly consider going for the Layer Zero airdrop if you haven't already for the people that weren't already farming the airdrop. So I hope I've prepared you guys for what could be a potential airdrop. But if you haven't been farming the airdrop and if you've done nothing on Layer Zero, don't worry. Towards the end of this video, I'm going to show you a way that you can still make money in the ecosystem because there's going to be a massive amount of liquidity coming into the ecosystem. Once the airdrop takes place, like Arbitrum, there were tons of opportunities on the protocol side. And there's actually a couple trades right now, which I believe are decent Layer Zero proxy trades, which I want to get into. But for the ones that are potentially looking at an airdrop, I'm sure you want to know when airdrop, well, we got some really interesting revelations over the last few days. It's funny, if you look at the poly market odds for Layer Zero airdrop, if you go into the week, they spiked to an 84 % probability based on the market's interpretation of the Layer Zero airdrop, due to the fact that the SSL certificate was officially lodged. And we can see that the lodging issuers do show that a Layer Zero Foundation common name was issued. Now, what an SSL is, is it's a digital certificate that authenticates a website's identity and enables an encrypted connection. Companies and organizations need to add SSL certificates to their websites to secure online transactions and keep customer information private and secure. We saw an SSL certificate application for Arbitrum the week before their airdrop announcement. We also saw the day before the airdrop announcement Arbitrum pump in terms of its poly market odds, enabling people to speculate on it beforehand. So this obviously has led a lot of people to believe that a Layer Zero airdrop could be coming sooner rather than later. But it's been a bit of a saga on the day since we saw that odds because we've seen people out of the Layer Zero camp say that nobody actually manually triggered the lodgement of that certificate and that they thought it was an automated event, which is quite interesting. But then again, Arbitrum did deny a lot of these things until they went live. So they may be stalling, they may have known about it. We don't have full transparency over what the team is doing here and what the team is up to. All we know is that things are looking like there's going to be an airdrop and Q4 has been touted for quite some time in terms of the period where we'd get an airdrop. And obviously we're in November heading into December. It's really, really close to a potential airdrop if not the snapshot's probably been taken already, right? And if they do choose to delay then 2024 Q1 could be a logical period for them to launch an airdrop. So CC2 summarised the current airdrop situation for Layer Zero. He anticipates that this week either they'll push a significant announcement that the snapshot occurred. This would indicate that an airdrop is coming soon. He said that the smartest minds that he talked to said waiting until at least Wednesday. So it's currently Tuesday, maybe Wednesday in some countries depending on where you're watching it from. So that still hasn't happened yet. He also said the other outcome could potentially be them not announcing anything beyond the usual chain and partnership integration. And potentially the airdrop happens either later in Q4, so December, or maybe in the new year. If it is in the new year, it's unlikely they do it over the holiday period. It's more likely that they do it in late January or early February in my opinion. But if we look at the Polymarket odds right now, the market is saying that it's roughly a 50 -50 split versus whether or not there will be an airdrop. So that is fluctuating and it's interesting because there's a vehicle for speculation there if you do want to speculate on a potential airdrop. It could be within the next 10 days, possibly, if the SSL certificate is an indicator like it was for Arbitrum. But I still think if you are in line for a Layer Zero airdrop, I wouldn't get your hopes up too much. If you did follow my airdrop guides, though I think you're in an amazing position to get an airdrop, if you didn't follow those guides, I think there's maybe a possibility the snapshot isn't taken. But for me, it's not a high -risk roleplay anymore. You're better off because these guys have had years, your competition essentially, have had years or over a year to build up trading volume across Stargate, across bridging volume, frequency, all of that stuff that's obviously going to play into who gets a big airdrop. If you're starting today, you're not going to have time unless you're a whale to build up that volume and you're definitely not going to hit the frequency or the time components or the governance on the STG side, those components that could provide a little bit of nuance to benefit our loyal users of the laser ecosystem because they're clearly going to want to reward those guys too and try and knock out cyber wallets. So I think if you've missed it and you haven't been airdrop farming, I would turn my attention to some of the next biggest airdrops, a few that I could think of off the top of my head. You've got Starknet, you've got Linear, these kind of airdrops that I've done videos on. If you search up airdrops, Miles Deutch, or Crypto Banta, I'm sure lots of videos come up from my show because I've done guides in the past. But yeah, I would definitely turn my attention to focusing on those if you missed the Layer Zero airdrop. If you did miss it though, now let's talk about the ecosystem because here are where some interesting trades start to present themselves. So one, I think that the Layer Zero airdrop could act as stimulus for the overall ecosystem. You can see in front of you some of the key ecosystem dapps. But two, I think in the lead up to the airdrop, if people want to speculate on the Layer Zero token before the token is officially launched, then you're going to have to use ecosystem dapps as a proxy bet. So there's kind of two plays here. There's kind of a buy the rumor or airdrop trade heading into the airdrop. And then there is also like a concrete play on additional liquidity entering the ecosystem. Or maybe the Layer Zero token launches a little bit overvalued, right? And people try and play the proxies, the catch up plays based on relative valuations, because we don't quite know where Layer Zero is going to land in terms of its valuation, although I expect it to be probably a top 20, if not a top 10 protocol, given the fact it has a three bill valuation on the cap table, which is one of the biggest raises in crypto history in terms of value, alongside things like Starknet and Scroll, these other L2 type products, which are charging massive, massive, massive valuations. So the ecosystem is an interesting trade. Within the ecosystem, two tokens really stand out Stargate being one of them being pretty much your primary Layer Zero powered application and Radiance as well, which is an application that gives you exposure to not only the Layer Zero ecosystem as they use Layer Zero to power their multi chain borrowing and lending strategies, but also the Arbitrum ecosystem, which currently has its incentive grants taking place at the moment, as well as an underlying EIP narrative and Arbitrum staking, which just got proposed to. So I'm pretty bullish on the Arbitrum ecosystem at the moment, I'm bullish on Layer Zero. So radiant becomes a decent proxy bet. So I have been adding radiant at some of these key levels, I've made two buys into radiant around the mid range here at the 23 cent zone, bought a little bit more on the breakout here at 24. My next add up add zone will be after any major pullbacks, we are heading into a bit of resistance. But if we do get a market pullback, and I think Sheldon talked about that on his show, Radiance definitely one that that's on my watch list. And I highly recommend if you haven't already, you make a trading view watch list, a buy list, a trading list, whatever to track the tokens that you're currently interested in. Because radiant is definitely online. And it's definitely one that I'm watching on that I talked about in yesterday's show and my weekly watchlist on Twitter as well that I post every Monday. So radiance one Stargate is actually the other one, which hasn't actually moved up as much as Radiance. So you can see from the bottom Stargates moved up 44%. Actually, they're pretty similar. And over the last few days, Radiance moved up 44 % as well. They've both moved up Stargate probably hasn't had that massive thrust based on prior price action due to the fact that there is some impending supply overhang due to FTX. Radiant for that reason becomes my preferred play of the two. But if you zoom out onto the weekly, you can see Stargate, although it has moved, I mean, still significantly down from highs and you can put radiant in the same category as well. Although it has made a significant push up from the bottom and is now coming into this major mid range territory here, if you want to draw out like major timeframes on the weekly where you'd be drawing out your horizontal support around this level at the 32 cent zone. So making its way into that area, that is the area that I'll target any sort of pullbacks back down towards range low, I think would be a great zone to load up for a potential targeting of this upper bound at the 32 cent zone, which I think eventually we will get to in my opinion. So these two become decent proxy bets on layer zero if you haven't got any exposure to the ecosystem, either through the applications or through the airdrop. One thing I'm doing for a token like radiant specifically, because it's on the Arbitrum chain, I've been using Kyber AI to actually track the momentum for the token based on AI data. So if you go into Kyber AI, there's a link in the description below to sign up for beta access, and you switch to the Arbitrum network, you click on radiant capital, you can actually see the momentum for radiant. So when this ticks into bearish territory, that's when I'm going to start. So you see here when the Kyber score goes super bearish at 26 cents, it ticked upwards and then it pumps to 28 cents. When we have reversals like this, and we get sub 20 on the Kyber score, which is a metric that takes into account a bunch of on chain analysis, if that lines up with a broader market pullback, that is one of the confluence indicators that I will use to buy more radiant. So I'm monitoring Kyber AI all the time, you can create watch lists on Kyber AI, put all of the tokens that you're trading in there, and you can use that to solidify your trading strategy. So that's a good tip. It gives you all sorts of on chain analysis and data, which is of course amalgamated into that Kyber score, which is based on machine learning. But you've also got also a bunch of in depth order flow type statistics like trading volume, net flow to whale wallets, etc. Centralised exchanges, number of transfers, all that really in depth data that's going to help the on chain sleuths on chain traders out there. So that's something I'm using with a link in the description below to access it if you haven't already. I want to give you an update on my radiant bots as well. I've been doing a lot of trading bots recently, you've probably seen some of my trading bot videos. I want to give you a quick update on my radiant grid bot. So my futures DCA martingale strategy is currently up 75%. So doing really, really well up a p &l of $200. It's a small test position for me, but nonetheless, pretty impressive p &l, which I actually put my full size into this. But I've just been testing out bots radiant worked really well because it was within a range. And it got some nice averages while it was within this range, you see this range here. And then when it broke out, a lot of those cells got to execute. And that's why the p &l really pumped on that one. And then you can also see I've got another grid strategy, a futures grid strategy, which isn't a martingale strategy, which basically alters the buy size depending on Yeah, if you go down, it kind of doubles up martingale doubles every time and takes profit on the next grid. The futures grid is more linear, so it doesn't double, but this one's up $85. And 34%, one of my highest performing bots as well. So for me, a great way to get exposure to these trades isn't just through trading them on leverage, it's actually through setting up bots and setting up the parameters to trade buy and sell radiant within a certain range, when you get a breakout, you can actually execute on a lot of these orders. So if you're bullish on a token, setting up a long DCA gridbot is not a bad idea. If you know what you're doing, I have a tutorial, which I'll link in the description to okxgridbots if you want to learn more about it, and you're confused what the hell I'm talking about. I've done an entire video on this that will be in the description below that you can check out. I want to give a quick shout out to one of our official show partners, which is SmartX. If you are interested in earning passive income on any of the tokens listed on the AMM across Arbitrum, BNB, base and polygon, you can do so in the description below and get access to APRs of up to 60 % on the SmartX platform. And SmartX is really cool because they've engineered a way to drastically reduce the negative effects of impermanent loss. If you go into their on -chain compare function, you can actually see the performance of SmartX pools versus similar pools on other AMMs like Uniswap v3. And you can see, for example, the Arbitrum USDC pool is performing a lot better in terms of impermanent loss. Actually, it's in impermanent gain versus the other pools. And this is because of the algorithm that SmartX has. So in the past, putting a stablecoin alongside a token that you like hasn't been the best because if the token pumps, it really limits your upside. And it can also really screw you on the downside if the token moves significantly in price against the other asset. That's what impermanent loss is. With an application like SmartX, you can often get much better results where you can maintain the efficiency of the token that you're in, the efficiency of the LP overall, because you'll be pairing it with another token, of course. There's many examples of this, the Matic USDC pools the same, much better performance overall, net performance 7 .8 % versus these other pools which are much lower. You can see this as well in USDT, BNB. So all this is transparent. You can check out the on -chain compare function on their website. And yeah, link in the description below if you want to deposit liquidity or swap or even stake some of your assets. So link in the description below to SmartX and also to the OKX video and also to Kyber AI if you want to check out some of the AI -powered data that I've been referring to in the show. Hope you enjoyed today's show on Layer Zero. Hopefully it gives you a bit of info into how I'm trading it. Pretty bullish on Stargate and Radiant, especially if we get a pullback. Those will be tokens that I look at adding to. I am pretty excited for the Layer Zero airdrop as someone that's been involved in it for over a year. It's going to be amazing. I can't wait for the day. We may need to wait a little bit longer now, but I mean, we may even be surprised towards the back end of this week. So keep your eye out for that. And yeah, it's a super exciting time. We can actually see Layer Zero's trading already on the hyper liquid market. So it's an IOU contract which enables you to buy it. So if you really want to buy it now, you can actually buy Layer Zero, but you won't actually own the token. It's an IOU. And often these are really overpriced. It ended up coming down significantly in price when the token actually launches. So I will see you in the next show. Have a lovely rest of your day. Peace out.
A highlight from 1454: How Much Will 1 Bitcoin be Worth By 2025? - Fidelity
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis, as we're currently pumping, looking to retest 36 G's baby. And quoting the high priest of Bitcoin, Max Keiser, Bitcoin separates money from the state, defund monarchy, defund the central banks, Bitcoin fixes this. He also predicts rate cuts will boost Bitcoin to his $220 ,000 target, send it, let's freaking go. Also breaking news, Bitcoin ordinals see a resurgence on the Binance listing, we'll also be discussing Caitlin Long's Custodia Bank officially launches her Bitcoin custody platform, as well as Hong Kong is now considering crypto ETFs as part of an effort to become the leading digital asset hub. I'll be breaking down this latest report, as well as the latest regarding Bitcoin ETFs and the fresh surge of capital incoming. We're also going to be discussing one of the largest asset managers in the world, which is Fidelity, currently with four and a half trillion in assets under management, exactly how much one Bitcoin will be worth by the year 2025, according to their head of macro, Jerry and Timur. Now that we have had a new price pump, this is a brand new prediction I have never shared before. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at cryptonewsalerts .net. Again that's crypto news alerts .net. Welcome everyone. This is podcast episode number 1454. I'm your host JV and today is November 7th, 2023. We have lots to cover. Let's kick it off with our market watch as we do each and every day. As you can see on your screen, we got Bitcoin back in the green, looking to retest 36 ,000 and creeping towards that target while Ethereum, BNB and XRP are currently pulling back and in the red. And checking out coinmarketcap .com, the current crypto market cap is on the climb as well at 1 .34 trillion dollars with roughly 45 and a half billion in volume in the past 24 hours. The Bitcoin dominance a little on the decline here today at 51 .8 % and the Ether dominance has been dropping as well, currently at 17 % even. I'd love for you to tell me in that chat, how high do you feel this Bitcoin dominance is likely to climb for this cycle peak? Let me know. And checking out the top 100 crypto gainers of the past 24 hours, we got the trust wallet token leading the pack up 9 % trading at $1 .79, followed by Solana up 9 % trading at 44 bucks, followed by Kronos up almost 8 % trading just under 8 cents and checking out crypto bubbles so we can see the top 100 gainers of the past week. Kind of a lot in the red right now, but we do have a handful in the green as well. BNTWT up 9 % and PLS up 6 .4 % and TON up 6 .7 % with the biggest loser being WeMixed down almost 19 % and checking out one of my favorite indicators, the crypto greed and fear index shows we're currently rated a 68 in greed yesterday was a 74 last week a 66 and last month a 50 dead in the middle, which is neutral. So there you have it, fam. How many of you are currently bullish on that king crypto? Please let me know in that live chat. So let's just kick it off into high gear and let's break down today's Bitcoin technical analysis. Check out the charts where the Bitcoin price action is likely to go next. So here we go. Check it out. You're looking at the Bitcoin one hour candle chart here. Bitcoin fell towards 34 .5 November 7th as analysts attention turned to mushrooming the open interest data from coin Telegraph and trading view showed Bitcoin struggling to reclaim 35 ,000 to support Bitcoin lacked clear direction into the Wall Street open, but market participants predicted the volatility would soon return. The reason they said was a sharp increase in open interest on derivative markets, quitting them here, almost 10 ,000 BTC worth 350 million in open interest added today, according to financial commentator Ted talks macro now coin Telegraph open interest reaching elevated levels has coincided with bouts of volatility in the recent months. Current levels total nearly 15 and a half billion at this time. And James van Stratton research and data analysts at crypto insights crypto slate described the fluctuations as noticeable, quitting him here. The CME exchange preferred by institutional investors has achieved a new record in open interest with 105 ,000 BTC contracts open valid at $3 .68 billion. Finance has edged past this figure would open interest of approximately 113 ,500 BTC. This trend points to increasing involvement in Bitcoin futures, hinting at either a positive shift in the market mood or a move towards protective strategies by the investors. Now the sense of uncertainty over how the open interest phenomenon would play out was shared by J .A. Martin, a contributor of on -chain analytics platform crypto quant as he shares here on X Bitcoin on the low timeframe. The open interest on Bitcoin futures is ramping up. Certain apes are taken significant positions, but it is unclear to me whether they're going to short or too long. Now in his analysis, he suggests the open interest was now in a territory that had previously seen 20 % of the Bitcoin price drawdowns, quitting him here historically, whenever this metric surpassed 12 .2 billion, it resulted in a minimum 20 % decline of the Bitcoin price. That interest open deserved significant attention. Now continuing this current pump, we have 36 ,000, which I think we're likely to retest here shortly as we started pumping right before I went live. According to school analytics, Bitcoin's looking like a short covering bounce here. Some open interest is coming off the lows here too. Word up and good to note. And going back here, let's see what other analysts we can quote here. We also have material indicators who shared the following. Calling a local top at 36 ,000 doesn't mean 36 ,000 is off the table this year. But the metrics I'm looking at indicate that at the very least it is off the table for this week. He says that call also doesn't mean the price will free fall back to the prior 25, 28, five range. But if a bull breakout isn't validated for this month, that range low is critical. So there you have it. I disagree with this analyst. Clearly, we're pumping right now and I feel we're likely to retest 36 ,000 potentially here today. We shall soon see. And quoting Max Keiser, the high priest of Bitcoin, he says, Bitcoin separates money and all that gold from the state, defund monarchy, defund the central banks. Bitcoin fixes this and he's responding to this news here. The king delivers the king's speech from the throne in the House of Lords chamber. The speech is written by the government and sets out the legislative agenda for the new session. Max Keiser also wrote here in regards to this tweet, the Fed doesn't want to talk about rate cuts, but Wall Street is sniffing out an increasing likelihood of just that. Six months ago, if the economy had fallen off the cliff, the Fed's hands were tied and it couldn't cut rates. Well, now it can. And Max Keiser responded, the rate cuts will boost Bitcoin to my 220 ,000 dollar target for sure. We'll send it and let's freaking go. Let's dive into our next story of the day and discuss the latest with Bitcoin ordinals, which is their NFTs. How many of you have actually experimented or used Bitcoin ordinals before? Please do let me know. Ordinals is a BRC20 token collection minted on the Bitcoin blockchain, which surged 80 or sorry, 40 percent in the past 24 hours to $10 .19 after listing on the crypto exchange Binance. And according to Binance's November 7th announcement, traders can now trade ordinals against Tether. Now, Bitcoin and the Turkish lira as well, Binance claims that it did not charge developers any listing fees for the already token and that withdrawals will now open November 8th as part of the initial incentives. The first 1000 users who deposit at least 72 already to the exchange receive 50 USDT trading rebate voucher, quoting them here already is a relatively new token that poses a higher than normal risk and as such will likely be subject to high price volatility. Word up. Now, the Bitcoin ordinals is a numbering system that assigns a unique number to each individual Satoshi or one 100 million of a Bitcoin, enabling tracking and transfer and combined with the inscription process, which adds an additional layer of data to each Satoshi. This allows users to make unique digital assets on the digital Bitcoin blockchain. The current token listed on Binance already is not associated with developers of Bitcoin ordinals. Good to note. Invented by Web3 developer Rod or more in January, BRC20 tokens have surged in popularity of one of the largest technological advancements in a 15 year old block chain. Now, self custody wallet providers such as BitKeep now BitGet Wallet have enabled BRC20 token deposits as well as withdrawals since June. The total market cap of BRC20 tokens currently stands at one point three four billion dollars. So there you have it. Hi, fam. Let's dive into our next story of the day and discuss the latest with Custodia Bank now offering Bitcoin custodial services. This is actually pretty cool. And this is Caitlin Long's company. By the way, she's also very bullish on BTC Custodia Bank, a crypto friendly bank founded by Bitcoin advocate Caitlin Long launched its BT custody platform. The firm shared November 7th to announce the launch of Custodia Bank's Bitcoin custody service targeting businesses like fiduciaries, investment advisors, fund managers and corporate treasurers. The launch comes soon after Custodia Bank earned approval from the Wyoming Division of Banking to go live with the service. The announcement notes and announcing the news, Custodia Bank emphasized that the platform is a non lending bank built by Bitcoiners that offer segregated custody accounts on its custom built Bitcoin custody platform. The statement said Custodia Bank offers integrated Bitcoin custody and U .S. dollar services all on one platform designed to simplify the user operations while reducing risk. Here's what they shared. Since we built our Bitcoin custody platform in -house, we are especially grateful to those willing to help us by providing user feedback. Now, Custodia Bank's approval from the Wyoming Division of Banking follows a series of regulatory challenges for the firm. Back in January of this year, the Federal Reserve Board rejected the bank's application to become a member of the Federal Reserve System. Not surprising, right? Saying it was inconsistent with the required factors under the law. The Fed subsequently denied Custodia's request to reconsider its membership application in the system. That's just straight wrong. In a detailed report back in March, the Fed's board said the decision to reject Custodia's app was due to concerns about banks with high concentration of activities related to the crypto industry. Hence why they don't want it. They don't want to support crypto, fam. It's clear. Custodia Bank opened for business in August of this year, though the Fed has blocked much of its proposed business model, which doesn't come as a surprise. Founded in 2020, Custodia is a bank aiming to bridge the gap between digital assets and a digital asset custodian. The firm was formerly known as Avante Financial Group and is based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Custodia Bank did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but hey, it's definitely a good sign that adoption is coming and banks will be integrating Bitcoin or they're just going to get left behind. So hopefully many major banks follow in the footsteps of Caitlin Long's Custodia Bank. But let me know, fam, how you guys feel. And a reminder, only keep in the bank what you're willing to lose at the end of the day. Because what if there was a bank run? Even with it being FDIC insured, they don't have the money to give it to everybody. Hence what happened earlier in the year with the regional banking crisis and what happened in return to Bitcoin. We started pumping. In fact, Bitcoin's up well over 100 percent since the start of the year. And I feel we're just getting started. All right, fam. Now let's dive into our next story of the day and discuss the latest with the ETF news coming out of Hong Kong, which I know is not in the mainland of China, but still considered a part of China. And I think we're going to have ETF adoption not just in the United States, but clearly in Asia as well as in the Middle East, because in all markets they're seeking it and competition definitely a good thing, especially when it comes to these ETFs. So let's break down this latest report. Hong Kong is reportedly weighing the possibility of allowing the spot crypto ETF in a Bloomberg report. The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission CEO, Julia Leong, outlines what it would take for the spot crypto ETFs to be authorized in the city -state, quoting her here. We welcome proposals using innovative tech that boost efficiency and customer experience. We're happy to try it as long as new risks are addressed. Our approach is consistent regardless of the asset. So according to Bloomberg, Hong Kong currently only allows future based crypto ETFs and among the listed products includes the Samsung Bitcoin futures active as well as the Bitcoin and Ethereum futures ETF issued by CSOP Asset Management. The possibility of a spot crypto ETF getting approved in Hong Kong comes at a time when Hong Kong's ambitions of becoming a leading digital asset hub are in high gear. According to the report earlier in the year, Hong Kong rolled out a virtual asset regulatory framework and on the crypto regulatory framework. Here's what she shared, Hong Kong's comprehensive virtual asset regulatory framework follows the principle of same business, same risks, same rules, and aims to provide robust investor protections and manage those key risks. This will enable the industry to develop sustainably and support innovation. Also reports emerged in June that Hong Kong Monetary Authority pushed for banks in the city -state to offer their services to licensed crypto exchanges. It was also reported in February that China was supposedly in support of Hong Kong's plans to allow both institutional and retail investors to trade in crypto assets. So there you have it, fam, mass adoption. Let's freaking go. We all know there's trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines just awaiting that spot Bitcoin ETF approval. And once we get that green light game on, it will absolutely be a game changer. But anyways, fam, now let's discuss Bitcoin ETFs being we're discussing them already. And it's on everyone's mind right now before we break into the latest prediction from one of the largest asset manager, Fidelity, who currently controls four and a half trillion in assets under management. Let's first discuss these BlackRock ETFs and ETFs from some of the other asset managers. Here we go. The launch of a spot Bitcoin ETF from BlackRock is a highly anticipated event in the crypto industry. I'd say the biggest, most anticipated event next to the Bitcoin halving. You know what I mean? It's expected to provide unprecedented institutional access to the crypto market, representing a significant shift from leading banks and promising substantial capital inflows. These developments will eventually change the industry and kickstart the new market cycle. What we're seeing in the market at the current moment is still speculation by the whales, some traditional firms and industry insiders. Now, while the move towards the ETF app approval is a positive development, the price discovery mechanism for Bitcoin is typically driven by derivatives like perpetuals. Let's keep in mind that these are leverage orders that can be liquidated with the right catalyst, whether on the upside or doing a pullback as traders take profit or leverage longs get liquidated. This means that recent price hikes post announcements weren't necessarily caused by a fresh inflow of institutional capital. Though that will happen eventually, they were actually caused by speculation around ETFs driven by people already plugged into the crypto space, including the whales, quoting them here. An ETF approval means that there will be an exponential increase in the amount of capital with access to BTC. That's right. And spot ETF. Unlike futures, there is true price discovery, so there will be no market manipulation. So we should still take this as a sign of institutional interest. It is not unlikely that the capital that kept Bitcoin outperforming traditional assets came from the large institutions or savvy allocators of capital buying ahead of the positive ETF news. CME futures are dominating the crypto future markets right now, suggesting that indeed it might be more traditional institutions that are speculating. These are some of the players that have entered the room in the previous cycles, bull run or not. This kind of activity is par for the course. Now, how capital from Bitcoin ETFs will eventually trickle down? Let's discuss it. We should still pay attention to the possibility of fresh capital coming in. Former BlackRock managing director Stephen Schoenfeld stated at CC Data's Digital Asset Summit in London that an ETF approval can bring 20 billion dollars into Bitcoin. While we all know that's extremely conservative, I'm looking at trillions pouring into the King, just saying. While Alliance Bernstein, the global asset management company, expects the BlackRock ETF approval to drive the crypto asset management way up, all the way up. Now, ultimately, an ETF approval means there will be an exponential increase in the amount of capital with access to BTC. This simple change will be greater than any other development in the market's history. This arrival of capital will come over time as more and more investors and asset managers digest the news, deciding that an allocation is not only responsible, but absolutely necessary preach. Likewise, the adoption of this financial product will take years as institutions such as broker dealers, banks and RIA's undergo due diligence and other processes before they can even offer Bitcoin ETFs. It will also hinge on the arrival of key players such as market makers that are an essential factor in building investor confidence. The role of the market maker is vital to ETFs. They are responsible for creating and redeeming new shares of an ETF, a role designed to keep its price tethered to the price implied by the value of the ETF holdings. Now, finally, we have the question of what a Bitcoin ETF means for the rest of the crypto market beyond Bitcoin itself. Market cycles have historically moved from Bitcoin first to ETH second and then cycled into the smaller altcoins or more exotic projects. This time around, the effects might be less direct, but still obviously noticeable. It is true that a rising tide is not guaranteed in the aftermath of the ETFs going live as the new inflow of capital will not come in the form of direct ownership of BTC. Investors who choose that instrument won't easily be able to change or diversify their exposure to other crypto assets until more ETFs are introduced. Now let's break into our featured story of the day and discuss what will one Bitcoin be worth in the year 2025. While Fidelity's head of macro, Julian Timmer, makes this prediction with an exact number. There's a brand new prediction I've never shared before, so let's break this one down, shall we? A massive shout out to everyone in that live chat just joining us. Fidelity Investments global macro director, Julian Timmer, is updating his outlook on Bitcoin following the latest Bitcoin price surge. He just shared on X to his almost 200 ,000 followers. The Bitcoin can soar beyond $96 ,000 by 2025 due to two main factors. He lays out a scenario for Bitcoin's price performance in the coming years based on retail interest rates, which is the interest rate minus inflation and the Bitcoin adoption rate, which is based on historical Internet adoption. Quoting Timmer here, with Bitcoin moving up once again, will its adoption curve accelerate as it did a few years ago? And how does the macro trend on rates affect it? Here's the data to consider. Here you go. I show a fair value band based on both the slope of the Internet adoption curve and the path for real rates. The bottom boundary assumes that the treasury inflation protected securities real rate of 2 .5 % and the upper boundary assumes negative 2%, which is where we were in 2021. The macro can speed up or slow down the adoption curve, which we have seen play out recently as outlined here in this chart. And looking at the chart, the analyst predicts the Bitcoin price would hit the lower bound of 41 ,000 in 2025 if the TIPS real rate remains as high as the current rate. However, if the real rate declines to what it was in 2021, the price prediction would soar to $96 ,210 in 2025, which is a 175 % increase from the current value. Now let's read his thread, which he shared here on X. I also got to throw out there, he also is predicting a $1 billion Bitcoin price by the year 2038. So by 2025, yeah, a little conservative, but extremely bullish for the long haul on Bitcoin. And I know I've covered that previously here on the show. How many of you have heard the billion dollar price prediction from Jerry and Timmer as I have covered it here? Let me know in that live chat. But anyways, let's just break down what he did share here in the thread so you can see the full discussion. Here we go. Above, I show the fair value, as I mentioned a little earlier. He also mentions the macro can speed up or slow down, which we have seen play out recently as outlined in the chart. He also says, assuming for a moment that Bitcoin will mature into an asset class that plays on the same team as gold and silver, how should we think about where it should sit in a 60 -40 portfolio and what would be a reasonable position size? Great question. Here's what he says. The good news for Bitcoin is it is an annualized volatility down from its 2018 peak, although at 58 % is still head and shoulders above traditional asset classes. That's right. There's no asset in which can compete with the king crypto because Bitcoin is a hedge against inflation as well as a hedge against deflation. It's a store value. It's incorruptible. It's unconfiscatable. And guess what? Gold can't compete either. He also shares here even better is 52 week correlation versus the S &P 500 had declined steadily and is now actually negative. More on the Bitcoin outlook on the next thread. And I highly encourage you to follow Jerry and Timmer. He shares a lot of good threads here, especially regarding Bitcoin and what's happening around, you know, the ETFs, the Bitcoin halving, the macro and all of these TA, which is technical analysis. You know what I mean? Let's see if I can find another good thread for you. He has quite a lot and he's very active as well. Here we go. Here's a good thread right here. He mentions continuing the discussion for my recent thread on Bitcoin. Let's talk about Bitcoin as a store of value. Yes, please. Let's talk about this. Shall we? Gold is delivering solid risk adjusted returns remains hard to beat above. We see that gold has one of the best sharp ratios out there, but Bitcoin is respectable as well in line with other major asset classes. This chart is based on monthly returns because it broadens the universe of alts. In this case, alt such as managed futures and equity long, short hedge funds are the less liquid variety, which broadens the mix while improving their returns. And below is a ranking of correlations to the S &P 500 based on monthly data of September. Bitcoin still has a positive correlation to the equities, but less than many other assets as outlined right here in this chart. And don't forget to check out CryptoNewsAlerts .net for the full premium experience with video and to participate in our live Q &A. And I look forward to seeing you on tomorrow's episode. HODL.
A highlight from Bitcoin ETF Frenzy | Bloomberg Intelligence INTERVIEW
"All right today we're going to dive into some ETF news but also some analysis from the experts really looking at the potential of what ETFs might mean for crypto in general but also of course Bitcoin. We'll dive in deep. My name is Paul Berra. Welcome back in to Tech Path. Joining me today is James Safert who is an ETF analyst over at Bloomberg Intelligence. Great to have you back James. Thanks for having me on Paul. Happy to be here. Excellent. Excellent. Last time we had you on early stages of a lot of the ETF activity. I won't let you off the hook about the ETH ETF though because we're going to ask you about that. The potential. But I want to go into first of all a little bit about what's been happening over the last 60 days. And most of this has been around the potential for BlackRock. And let's just kind of get that question out of the way. Obviously BlackRock I would say the number one at least institutional asset manager out there that's being looked at as possibly could be the leader. In your opinion you look at all the filings that have been made. What is going to happen when we do get these approved? If they all come at once do you feel like BlackRock just automatically wins the race here because they're BlackRock or do you think there would be some others that could really win some marketing points? Yeah. So the way that we look at the space is it's a winner take most world. It's not like there's going to be a winner take all type situation. You can't overlook the fact that Grayscale already has 20 billion in assets right now based on the current valuation. So they're also going to be a big player. So there's going to be anywhere we look in the ETF space there's usually one big leader who gets most of the assets, possibly most of the flows and the trading volume. But usually there's other aspects of what these issuers will find ways to differentiate themselves. So in gold ETFs some ETFs are going to be way cheaper than the most liquid ones. So that's grown. Some are going to store through their gold and Swiss vaults instead of the London vaults. So I suspect we'll see something similar on the Bitcoin side of things. You're going to have issuers that are going to focus on the fact that they've been dealing with advisors themselves and talking to them about what this space looks like and what it's going to look like and offer to be like we know this space very well. We're not just an asset manager. We're putting blockchain and crypto first. So people focus on that and then the people that will say like we're going to lend out the underlying Bitcoin and give you dividends or offer very, very near zero fees. Some will talk about like different custodians are going to possibly market on the custodians they're using. As we know, we've seen that has been an issue. So there's like a whole bunch of different ways, but it is likely to be winner take most in this world. And BlackRock obviously is likely to be the leader. But the idea that we have GBDC and Grayscale already existing with 20 billion assets is that's a huge thing to hurdle even if you're BlackRock. So based on you guys's analysis, if you look at the ETF services that could be offered because there's probably going to get some fairly creative services within these companies, what would you think would be one of the most critical things that a BlackRock or 21 shares or even a Fidelity could bring to the market to say, this is what we're going to do. We're going to come out and kind of hit with a splash and try to draw in these investors. I mean, the easiest, most simplest one is going to be fee, right? No matter what you do, no matter what your offerings are, if you're charging double the price of everyone else, you're going to have a hard time competing. Right. But also, you hinted at it. We think there's going to be a lot of marketing around here. BlackRock is likely going to market the hell out of this. You're going to see ARK in 21 shares. We've already seen VanEck start to market this type of stuff already. So we're going to see a lot of these players try to market and get to advisors. Directly to retail, they're going to be talking about why their products are better versus the others. But like I said, it tends to be a winner -take -most type world in the ETF space, particularly when you have just a single asset here, right? It's just giving exposure to this one thing. So people are going to differentiate on what they do as a firm and the products individually and who knows where it's going to go. But like I said, one of the things I did mention is in gold, there are some ETFs where if you have enough money, for the most part, you can't redeem the actual gold. But there are some ETFs that like, if you have $10 ,000, they'll deliver it right to your doorstep, things like that. So there might be a similar situation in crypto down the line and won't, not initially, but that might be a case down the line where like, if you have a certain amount, they'll send it to a private wallet. Right. Right. Okay. You mentioned something here about retail and because I look at this and this was in reference to an article, you know, Crypto Reshaping the American Dream for Younger Generations. This is a report by Coinbase. And within the Coinbase art or the Coinbase report, there were a few things that they pointed out to. One of course, was this millennial age group, 26 to 40. And a lot of this was around just crypto and blockchain as kind of the future of finance. Millennials really see this as a big opportunity. When you look at retail and you look at the current runway for a lot of these institutions today, do you feel that the target audience, because it seems like the millennial audience could be the new holy grail of the investment class, especially in reference to retail. Do you think owning that would possibly put someone out in front or do you think it's going to be kind of old school capital that could be leading the way at first? What are your thoughts on that? So specifically for the ETF, it's probably going to be more the advisor type of space that it's going to be looking at this. I mean, if you're a retail person, anyone, if you really wanted exposure to this, you could have downloaded Coinbase or Gemini or any app, FTX, you could buy at the click of a button. So one of the parallels we like to look at is like when gold ETFs came out, they democratized investing in gold. Yeah, you could always go down to like the corner street and buy like some gold coins, but that's very different from having it in a like professionalized portfolio. So that's more what the ETF is going to do. We don't think the one thing it will do for retail potentially is if you're a trader and you're like to trade these things in and out, the ETF is going to be way cheaper than a lot of these platforms. It's going to trade penny wide, there's going to be no commissions, which is not the case for most of these platforms. So the real people that are going to use these products if and when they get approved are really going to be institutions and advisors who maybe they have clients who have money in their own personal accounts on the some of those apps I mentioned, and it would just be way better if like we could control it. If an advisor, they know exactly how it is, they can basically sell when it gets too large of a portion of the portfolio and buy more when it dips below because we know we all know how volatile the market is. So just getting that professional management. Also from the advisors perspective, if I'm an advisor and you're my client and you're buying this on Coinbase or FTX, I don't know what you're doing. And also I'm not making money. That's not under my purview. Like typically the most advisors nowadays they charge an AUM fee. So whatever those total assets are, they're going to charge a slight fee on those total assets. And this brings us under that umbrella. So what ETF is going to do is going to put DeFi on the TradFi rails in a way that hasn't been done yet, which again kind of goes against the ethos of many of these things. But it's not going to detract from the underlying ethos of Bitcoin and what people want it to be. It's just going to be additive to people who want it in a different basically wrapper. Yeah. I was looking at your partner, Eric Balshunis in there, this is one of the many reasons so bullish on ETFs and think they'll dominate for decades to come is their usage is inversely correlated to age. Eighty -nine percent of millennials say the vehicle of choice versus boomers, which is though it is increasing in the survey data that came in from Schwab. But I guess the future is really going to lean toward these other alternative investors who are going out to advisors and saying, hey, I've got some assets here I want under management and here we go. And with that being the case, you've already got a mindset that's starting to restructure how capital might be deployed in the future. Is that something where do you think the switch would happen? Is there a time frame that you say, OK, maybe over the next three years, this we could truly see a shift in the demographic data that could push these ETFs into kind of a stratosphere? Yeah, so like if we're just looking at ETFs in general, one of the things I track, I obviously don't just cover crypto. I look at the whole space. And one of the big trends recovering is mutual fund to ETF transition, which goes to a lot of those things that Eric was pointing out, specifically on the ETF side. It's not going to be like these things launch and all of a sudden they're going to get like billions of dollars in in one week. Like I said, it's going to be institutions. So a lot of institutions, endowments, pensions, they have restrictions on what they can and cannot hold. So they have to hold securities or bonds, what have you. They can't hold this thing directly. Putting in an ETF wrapper allows them to hold it. So if there is there and we know for a fact that our institutions out there that want to have a one percent allocation to this thing, this might be a way for them to do it. The other part of it is basically it's the advisors, right? They're not going to if they want to put maybe some portion of their clients they think would fit to have a one, three, five percent allocation to a product like this. They're not going to do it the day it launches, right? They're going to do their due diligence. They're going to look at things or they're going to slowly put it in over time. So it'll be like an allocation that goes on over the next one, one to three years, kind of like you mentioned. So it's more about the long term impact of these things being launched necessarily than necessarily like, oh, this week it's launching and all of a sudden it's going to send things to the moon, if you will. That's unlikely to happen, in my view, personally. So obviously we'll get an initial splash once these do hit the market. That's going to be kind of the case. Is there any framework of what you guys think at Bloomberg would be the kind of inflows that would be relevant to what the size of this asset class is? I guess it would be similar maybe to what gold or is it even similar to gold that first hit the ETF market? Yeah. So when we look at gold ETFs, which is like something that people kind of overstate, gold ETFs in the U .S. have a hundred billion in AUM. This is, I mean, Bitcoin ETFs aren't going to get there anytime soon, in my opinion. And like I said, Grayscale, I mentioned like twice or three times already, GBC already has 20 billion in assets. So the idea that all of a sudden there's going to be hundreds of billions in these products in any sort of shorter timeframe than years or decade out is kind of unlikely. But yeah, I think of the upper limit or in like a three year time frame would be that a hundred billion number maybe, but there's no way to actually know what type of money's going to come in. The problem is like, we don't know what advisors are going to do, right? Are they going to do that 1 % allocation, 3 % allocation, 5 % allocation and what percent of advisors are going to use these products? And then also what percent of their clients are they going to want to hold these? Not every, this isn't going to fit for every single client in the world, right? It's going to fit for a subset of clients that they feel like meet their risk profile. So deciding that. So it's hard to really know Galaxy actually did a really good piece on this. I'm trying to guess the numbers. They guess I think 14 billion in the first year, but there's also a lot of things going on. We don't know how much money is going to come out of Grayscale because a lot of money that's in there was specifically playing what was going on with the premiums and discounts. And not necessarily like, Oh, I want this exposure. It was more like, this is a trade I'm making to bet on the discount closing or to bet on the premium or something like that over the last five years. So there might be some flows that are come out of there that might not go into some of these other ETFs. Now, how much of that is going to happen? I don't know. So here's a question to you is with Bloomberg, the way you guys analyze ETFs, but also the advisors within the industry, is there any data out there showing the demographic of the actual advisors? Because I would think that if they are falling into the millennial audience, they may kind of be leaning a little bit stronger into these kinds of assets. Yeah, there are a lot of advisors that are leaning into that. So like this, this kind of gets a little bit out of my wheelhouse. We don't have a lot of the advisor data because most of that is like survey data. There are a lot of really good sources that get into that and we'll use those other sources and let me try to figure out what's going on. But for the most part, a lot of the advisors are much older crowd that aren't really interested in this. That said, if you have a client and you're older and the client says they want exposure to this, this is the way that they're going to do it, right? They're not going to open a Coinbase account for them. They're going to go through and just buy this ETF if it's allowed, even allowed. There's a process that could take one few months or two, three years where these platforms have to get the okay from their risk metric teams and compliance teams to actually be even allow advisors or anyone to brokers to even buy these things for their clients. So who knows how long that could take. You mentioned Grayscale obviously kind of being a potential leader, I guess, going out of the gate. What is the next step for them? Obviously, they've had a much further advancement, but why not, why are we not seeing this just going out as a listed ETF right now? Yeah, that's a good question. I don't actually know. The real answer is like they won their court case, right? And there's likely a conversation that's happening between the SEC and Grayscale. Grayscale saying, probably pushing the argument that, look, the deadlines and the statutes say if there is no issued order here, then all of a sudden we're approved. And your order was vacated and that timeframe means we are de facto approved, which that's a legal framework that's unlikely to actually ever happen in the real world, but that's probably what they're saying to the SEC. I'm assuming the SEC was saying, no, you're going to restart and refile this whole process, which is a 240 -day process to go through this and then we'll talk. And then I'm sure there's some like haggling going back and forth. We'll make a deal. We'll refile if we get X number of days, like you guarantee we're going to give us an answer or maybe even just the SEC is telling them we're going to give you an answer on what's going to happen in the next 30 days. We don't know. It's completely quiet. I thought we would have had an answer to like what the next steps are and what's happening last week, the last week or the week before. So I was like thinking by last Friday, we'd have an idea of what's going to go on. And I think I actually tweeted this out. I was like, we have nothing. They're completely quiet. So we're entering a zone right now starting tomorrow where theoretically they could start approving some of these things. Obviously, I'm not saying that that's what's going to happen, but like up and tomorrow is the first date that it could theoretically happen in the last of the next few months. All right. So with that being the case right now, I know you and Eric have kind of looking have been doing these percentage of probability ranges by end of year. Where are you guys at now on this? We're still at 75 percent by the end of the year, but we think basically one thing that goes into all this is we think the SEC is going to try to allow most, if not all of them to launch on the same day. They're not going to play kingmaker. They played kingmaker with Bitto, which is the pro shares Bitcoin futures ETF, got a billion and a half or over a billion in two days dominate. They have 96 percent of the assets, 96 percent of the volume. They utterly dominate. I don't think they don't want to do that again. So I think the SEC is going to try to find these like angles and areas where they can allow a whole bunch to launch at the same time. And like I said, one of those one of those like time periods starts tomorrow and goes through like roughly the 17th, maybe the 21st, depending on with all these other filings. But if you include GBTC, there's 12 active applications right now in front of the SEC. So the SEC might have to figure out a way to do this. So like I said, November could happen. There's also a period in December. Our view is that the final deadline for ARK and 21 shares is January 10th. And I just don't think if they deny then by that January 10th deadline, if they wait all the way up until that deadline, which they don't have to, they can go very early if they want to. We saw that in September. They went months early in some of these cases. They will approve by January 10th is our view. We're at 90 percent on that now. That said, if they deny at that time period, it's unlikely that they're going to deny ARK in January and then approve everything else in March, which is when BlackRock and all these other issuers are due. So we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. But we think we're at 75 percent this year. I think they could try to get it done just like before the Christmas and New Year holidays. So it's kind of a tight squeeze to fit it in like right after New Year's and before that January 10th deadline, unless they have everything ready to go. And again, the next like opening where we could see like a wave of approvals is later this week, potentially into next week.
A highlight from Solana is Winning Right Now | Anatoly & Austin
"Bankless Nation, I'm coming to you from Solana breakpoint in Amsterdam. This is the third breakpoint that has ever happened in the year 2023, and this one is a little bit different. The first breakpoint happened in 2021 in the second half of the year, absolute peak froth of the bull market in Lisbon, followed by the second Solana breakpoint in 2022 also in Lisbon, which happened right before the collapse of FTX. And here we are, a new venue, a new city, Amsterdam, for Solana breakpoint number three. And this one has a little bit different of a vibe. This one is deep into the bear market, perhaps coming out of the bear market, and the Solana community has been cultivated as such. As you would imagine, the people that went to the 2021 Solana breakpoint when sole price was over $200, a lot of them didn't make it. And the third Solana breakpoint, instead what you have left is the low level devs that comprise the majority of what I would say is the Solana community. Over the last year or so, I've dabbled with Solana, being Solana curious, I guess you would call it, mostly fighting, but I've definitely learned that if I want to learn about Solana, it's not going to happen through the filter that is crypto Twitter, or probably not inside of any of my Ethereum native circles either. But since I'm on my way to East Lisbon, I'm taking a flight here shortly, I decided to pop over a little bit early to Amsterdam to check out Solana breakpoint for myself. In this episode, I talked with Anna Tolley, the founder of Solana and Austin, of course, from the Solana foundation, just to kind of get a vibe check over the arc of Solana breakpoint, what this conference means to the Solana community and overall what people are getting excited about as it stands today in Solana and a totally is persistently busy, of course. So we had him and Austin for the first 30 minutes and then until they had to run. And so then me and Austin had a chance to chat about all of the different rabbit holes and things that are going on in Solana. I do my best to compare them to what people on this podcast might be familiar with in the Ethereum world. So for example, that they have Solana fire dancer. And in terms of significance, that's kind of like EIP 1559, or the Ethereum merge, at the Solana community are interested in. And so I do my best, actually, I do the only thing that I know how to do, which is compare evolutions and progress in Solana and kind of use Ethereum as a frame of reference just to gain my own understanding. And since you are likely a longtime listener of this podcast, it's probably useful for you as well. So if you are curious about what is going on in the state of Solana, or you weren't able to attend breakpoint, and you just want to kind of catch a vibe, this episode is for you with Anna Tolley and Austin of the Solana ecosystem. 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A highlight from Episode 71: Finding Common Ground Between a Catholic and a Protestant? What We Can Agree On.
"Hey, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. We like to talk about things that are messy, awkward, hard or controversial, and create a space for healing. Hey, everyone, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. Today, Jackie and I will not be arguing for once. We will be doing something a little different and talking about where Catholics and Protestants agree and where we can find common ground. Jackie, do you have any thoughts before we get started? No, I think it's a good episode, because I feel like we do mostly just see Protestant versus Catholic online and people arguing. And also, I think that a lot of Catholics and Protestants on both sides forget that there are things that we have in common that we can unite on. And I think that's especially important in this increasingly secular and anti -religion, anti -God world. I remember that Trent Horn and Gavin Ortlund talks about that. They were on a podcast together. So I think it is really important to remember those things, because in a lot of ways, we're uniting together against a world that is very anti -Christian. For sure. Yeah. And even on our podcast here, because we talk about like our differences a lot. And like, that's good. I think those conversations are like really important. And those differences small. aren't They're important, but we do have a lot that we agree on. And I would say like the foundation like core of our faith is the same, which is why we can recognize each other as a Christian and have unity that way. So I don't think we can actually like bridge that gap and be truly ecumenical unless we are willing to recognize that and the other. So yeah, I think it's a good, good conversation to have. I'm just gonna say we do have differences. And I know it's important to recognize those things. But we I feel like we do address those enough. So I think it's okay to every once in a while, focus on what we have in common. Yeah, I remember we did an episode last year, a year ago. It was like our favorite things about the other. And like, that was really fun to kind of talk about, like what we appreciate in the other tradition. So yeah, changing it up a little. I know when I was like thinking about this, it really is like, the core like foundation we agree on. And I would say like the things that you have to believe in order to be Christian, we agree on, you know, the Trinity, like very important and very unique of the Christian faith that we have a Trinitarian God, like we would both like reject modalism or tritheism, where like God is just like appearing in different modes, or actually having three gods. And like, that's very unique, even in other like monotheistic religions, like Islam, for example, it's not a Trinitarian God. So I think or Mormonism is like, it's not a Trinitarian God. So I think that's like a very unique common ground that Catholics, Protestants, even like Eastern Orthodox, kind of come back to as like our views on like God's nature, himself, his attributes, who he is.
A highlight from 195 - The Bull Case for $COIN | Michael Rinko & Jay
"And that being said, I think there's definitely a portion of folks that won't trust any exchange. But given how long Coinbase has been operating in this space and how trustworthy and how by the books that they've done things, I think there's certainly a portion of these folks that would be a lot more comfortable leaving their capital on Coinbase's international exchange versus an exchange like Binance or BitMEX and the like. Yeah, and just to add to that quickly, this is something Jay and I were actually riffing on the other day, but I'm looking at a Reuters article now, Binance stops accepting new users in the UK. I believe that came out yesterday. So just to take a step back, like what's kind of happening right now, I think there's a realization in capitals all around the world that crypto is not going away. You know what I mean? Maybe half of it scams, maybe more, a larger percent of crypto scams, but Bitcoin, Ethereum and maybe a few others are not going away. They're going to be here and they're going to be an integral part of our new financial system where they're going to come into the existing world, whatever. It's taken a while for these politicians and these lawmakers to realize that, I think, but they're slowly starting to realize that. So what's happening now is they're saying, well, all right, if crypto is going to be a thing going forward, we want to control it. We want it to happen on our shores. We want it to follow our laws. And we do not want some unregulated kind of shady actor that we're not sure who it's regulated by to be controlling all of it. So you guys just have Nick Carter on. He's talked a lot about Operation Choke Point. I think he's done a great job on that. And essentially how I see this playing out is that the U .S. and kind of the West, broadly speaking, its allies are going to say, we want to control crypto. We want some say in what happens. We want these big, massive public companies like Coinbase to follow our rules. And we're going to actively squeeze out other participants, a la Binance, out of our markets and essentially make way for someone that we have some sort of control over. So I think a bold case for Coinbase is actually that it's so highly regulated, despite having all these court battles with the SEC. The SEC probably has a better opinion of Coinbase than Binance or some of these other exchanges. So, yeah, I think there's kind of a regulatory tailwind, a geopolitical tailwind there as well. Yeah. So basically there's a lot of kingmaking going on on behalf of kind of regulators. And it seems like we could have kind of the crypto banks of the West, right, that are basically knighted by the powers that be. And then we'll probably have international crypto banks or kind of like Eastern crypto banks as well. But it does seem like some of the regulators are targeting non -U .S.-based exchanges far more aggressively than maybe they are. As aggressive as they've been with Coinbase and a Kraken, they seem to be even more aggressive on these offshore exchanges. So it's very interesting. Borderline unfair at times. Yeah. Like who said any of this was fair? I don't know that any of this is fair. It's just kind of like analyzing what is happening. Yeah, no, and I don't mean to endorse the strategy at all. This is just kind of what I'm perceiving. And I think it kind of fits with this like broader narrative that we're going through of technology increasingly being viewed through like a zero -sum geopolitical lens where there's kind of two camps. There's like the U .S. and its allies, and then there's maybe China, Russia, whoever else. We're seeing this go on with like semiconductors, AI. My opinion is crypto is just as important as those technologies. Politicians might not realize it yet, but I think that they will. I think things like stablecoins will make them realize that sooner than later. So, yeah, I think this is like a big tailwind, I guess, most potently for Coinbase's offshore purpose exchange. So this offshore purpose exchange, there seems to be just a crazy alignment of the stars. First, it's a massive market with massive volumes and has been proven by other businesses to make a lot of revenue. That's star number one. Star number two is that things like BitMEX and FTX just collapsed. So really a lot of the competition just died. Binance is still standing, but it has all of the regulatory pressure, which is the third star. And so Coinbase has regulatory alignment, this massive market that is perps and all the dead competition. I just see like a lot of alignment of stars, which onshore United States regulated exchange can go capture this thing. Whoever can get there first can probably capture a lot of incoming revenue. Is this conclusion naive or this seems to be just right for the taking by Coinbase? I think that's well said. Yeah, that was my conclusion as well after looking at it was it's wide open. This specific market is wide open for the taking. And now we're just going to have to watch. I mean, can Coinbase kind of execute and capitalize on it? And, you know, that's TBD. But I think they have a pretty decent track record so far on executing on some of their other business line items. Are you launching a token? Is it already live? How are you managing the legal and tax for providing token awards for your team? Toku simplifies everything about managing token grant compensation and you can get started with them for free. You'll have access to top notch legal and tax support to handle the distribution and management of tokens for your team. Toku caters to every step in the process from user friendly legal templates for granting tokens to tracking vesting periods and calculating withholding taxes. 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A highlight from Peter's Message
"We're so thankful, once again, to have the opportunity to come to God's Word and study for a little while this evening, and it's good to see each of you on this cold night that reminds us that there are four seasons in the south, and winter is right upon us. But I'm glad that you braved the cold of the night and would, that you would continue to pray for us in the time that we have together in God's Word. I'd like to title our study tonight, Peter's Message on the Day of Pentecost, Peter's Message. And I'd like to begin with a quotation that I wrote down from John MacArthur. He said, The power of the church for her external work is proportionate with the internal power of God within her. We cannot distribute loaves and fishes out of empty baskets. I thought that was a great quote and I wanted to share it with you because it really introduces of the concept why the Acts of the Apostles is so significant and important for the church in our day, because as we said last time we were together, the Acts of the Apostles or the Acts of the Holy Spirit through the Apostles is like a bridge between the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and the rest of the Bible, because it explains how that in a period less than 30 years the church would expand to the farthest regions of the Roman Empire. I mean this is before TV, this is before radio, this is before cell phones and mass communication, computers, and all of the means by which we today have to impact the whole world. And yet God used them in a mighty way, but we need to remember something. A lot of times we think about the early church being super heroes and super human beings different in so many ways than us, but I want you to realize that they were ordinary men and women that God used in an extraordinary way. We today depend upon the same power of the Holy Spirit as the early church did, the first century church, the primitive church, the first of the kind. We know through the scripture that Jesus established the church in His own personal ministry in Matthew 16, 18, He said, I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. He built the ship of Zion, He facilitated everything that she would need to sail through time and in Acts chapter 2 you're finding the wind of the Holy Spirit coming into the sails of Zion and today we still are under that same influence. We're also going to be mindful tonight that in Acts chapter 10 the same phenomenon is it's called the Gentile Pentecost and I think it's important for us to keep those two in mind because there's similarities and yet distinctions. The feast of Pentecost was so named because it occurred 50 days after the Passover, 50 days after the Passover. Now what happened on the last Passover? In our context, Jesus was crucified, He was condemned by the Sanhedrin court, by the temple guards, by the generation that witnessed the Day of Pentecost events that we're going to study tonight. We need to keep that in mind. In fact, we can't detach the phenomenon of Acts chapter 2 from the crucifixion that occurred 50 days before. It was interesting to my mind as we talked about last time how the Jews out of all these various tribes and countries came back to Jerusalem to observe this particular feast. And when they heard their mother tongue, the tongue or the language that they were born in being spoken by these uneducated, unlearned Galileans, they knew something powerful was going on. How can this be that we hear the gospel in our own language in the country that we came from? How is that possible? It's impossible with men, but it's possible with God. All things are possible with God. And of course, it's natural for them to ask in verse 12, What meaneth these things? What does it mean? What is happening in our very midst? What is God saying to us? But there were in verse 13 others that mocked saying, These men are full of new wine. Now there's always going to be those two groups, aren't there? There's always going to be those groups that are seeking the true purpose and meaning of the movement of God and those that stand on the outside and just mock it, make fun of it. Now, we want to pick up our study tonight in verse 14, but there's something that keeps coming back to me. There was something unique that happened during this feast that I think has more of a significance than we think. As we study Leviticus chapter 23 verses 15 through 21, we find that the high priest was to take two leavened loaves of bread. Now remember, during the Passover time and the Passover feast, it was the feast of unleavened bread. Unleavened bread was what they were partaking of for seven days. But at this particular time, God commanded his high priest to take two bread loaves with leaven and present them before the Lord. And I believe that there's more in that than we can even begin to describe or understand. Because I believe that it's pertaining to the believers among the Jews and the Gentiles being brought together. I find in 1 Corinthians chapter 10 verse 17, Paul said, For we, being many, are one bread, and one body. For we are all partakers of that one bread. To me, Acts chapter 2 and Acts chapter 10 is an appropriate picture of these two loaves being held by our high priest, Jesus Christ, molded into one body. And that's the mystery of the church. The mystery of the church is that it would be open not only to the Jew, but also to the Gentile. And that access to the Father would be given to those that were not natural descendants of Abraham, but were spiritual descendants by virtue of the new birth. So I think that that has an implication in what actually occurred and why the Holy Spirit came at this particular feast. In verse 14, we read, But Peter standing up with the eleven lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judah... Now this is, he's speaking to Jews. These are the Jewish people, a Jewish message, if you will. And all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken unto my words. Now I want to underscore something, if you don't mind. I want to understand that this is the same Peter that denied the Lord Jesus three times just a few days ago. This is the same Peter that when the Lord looked upon him in that court of Caiaphas and saw Peter denying that he wept bitterly. He went out and wept bitterly. He was repentant. That same Peter that says, I'll tell you what, you know, I've blown it and I'm no good and there's no way God could ever use me again and I'm just going back to fishing. This is the same Peter, but it's the same Peter that Jesus spoke to and restored him. Lovelest thou me more than these? Remember, Peter was the one that bragged about loving Christ more than anybody else. I love you more than these guys do. I mean, Jesus, these guys are wimps. I'm going to stand strong and I'm going to stand firm and I'm going to defend you with all my might because I'm Peter, because of what I can do, what I know, and my own ability. Jesus says, Simon, before the cock crows this night, you're going to deny me three times. Peter said, no way, to put it in my terminology, no way, Jose, that ain't going to happen. Now these other wimps are going to let you down, but I'm not going to let you down. I'll go to prison with you. I'll even go to death. Ah, Peter, you don't know. You're leaning on your own strength. You just don't understand, son. You're going to deny me. In that very night, he denied him three times. But oh, wasn't it wonderful when Jesus would restore him with this one question, do you love me? That's what he looks for. He's not looking for great skill. He's not looking for outward success. He's not looking for the things that most people look for in a leader, but he's looking for somebody that learned from his failure. That's who he'll call to be a leader. It's no accident that it's Peter that stands up. Peter's not hiding out. Peter's no longer denying. He's going to stand up in front of the crowd that condemned Jesus to death. Remember, these events are taking place very close to the Temple Mount, very in the city of Jerusalem itself. These events are being witnessed by the Sanhedrin, the very Jews that cried out, crucify him, crucify him. But Peter's not afraid, is he? He's lost his fear. He's not afraid of men or demons. Peter stands up and he's going to speak out loud and boldly because he's been empowered by the Holy Spirit. Don't you see that's the difference? He's been empowered by a power that's greater than himself. And he's beckoning the people to hear his words. In verse 15, for these are not drunken as ye suppose. Now who are the these? These are the church members. These are the 120 that were gathered in one place with one purpose, with one accord, waiting for the promise of the Holy Spirit that Jesus said in Luke chapter 24 verse 49, tarry ye in Jerusalem till ye be endued with power from on high. They're waiting for that promise. That promise comes and now they're filled with this Holy Spirit and now they're bold witnesses for the Lord Jesus Christ and Peter is among them and he's a leader among them. And he says these church members are not drunken as ye suppose seeing it is but the third hour of the day, nine o 'clock in the morning. They're not drinking in the morning time. They wouldn't do that normally, especially at the time of a feast. They wouldn't be doing that. Verse 16, he's going to draw their attention to what they are acquainted with, the Old Testament promises, the Old Testament prophecies concerning the time of the Messiah. He says he's going to go to joy. Well he could have gone to any of the prophets, did you know that? He could have gone to any of the prophets in the Old Testament but he chose Joel. And he says this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel and this is what he quotes from the book of Joel, and it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God. Now underscore that last days there. Somebody says do you think we're in the last days? Well we've been in the last days for 2 ,000 years, did you know that? The last days began actually at the time of the crucifixion from that time up until the end of the church age, those are the last days. But particularly I think he's referring to the last days of the Jewish economy or the time the before temple itself was destroyed in Jerusalem, these last days as it were.
"g w bridge." Discussed on Coronavirus
"Welcome to your Ethereum news roundup, here's your latest for Friday, October 27th, 2023. A group of interoperability protocols call for open bridge standards, Avocado Wallet integrates two-factor authentication, Base offers sponsored transactions through its All this and more starts right now. A group of interoperability and bridge protocols, including Connects Network, Across Protocol, Stellar Network, ChainSafe, Sigma, LeFi, Socket, Router Protocol, and Hashi, have jointly signed a letter urging for unified and open bridge standards. The letter critiques Layer0's WSTETH OFT bridge token, which was deployed without LIDO-DAL's approval. The letter warns against vendor-locked proprietary standards, which present heightened systemic security risks. The group advocates for DAL token issuers to retain full control over their token versions to avoid fragmentation. Other bridge providers are also invited to join the initiative. Avocado Wallet, a deterministic smart contract wallet by InstaDAP, now supports two-factor authentication. Users can enable 2FA by setting up an email OTP, SMS OTP, or an authenticator app as their 2FA method. Transactions will then require approval from both the selected 2FA method and an Avocado 2FA node as part of a 2 of 2 signature scheme. Users are also required to add a backup signer, which can then be used when the primary 2FA method is unavailable or if the Avocado node fails to approve a transaction. Avocado Wallet features its own network called Avocado Network, which serves as a blockchain aggregator that eliminates the need to switch between networks. Base, a Layer2 rollup by Coinbase, is offering sponsored testnet transactions for developers who use an ERC4337 smart contract wallet that is integrated with its base Gourley Paymaster. Developers will need to set up their own user operation, estimate gas, adjust for Paymaster verification, and connect to the paymaster.base.org JSON RPC. Base plans to deploy its Paymaster on the Sepulia testnet at a later date. And lastly, ENS domain name discovery and marketplace platform ENS.tools introduced support for domain auctions. Users can now sell their ENS domains in an auction format with a linearly reducing price. Buyers can then bid to purchase a domain with the highest bidder winning at the end of the auction. Once started, the auctions cannot be cancelled. In other news, Aztec Network releases NOR version 0.17.0, the PWN peer-to-peer lending protocol is now live on Optimism, and Uniswap unveils a UniGov tool. This has been a roundup of today's top news stories in Ethereum. You can support this podcast by subscribing and following us on Twitter at ethdaily. Also subscribe to our newsletter at ethdaily.io. Thanks for listening, we'll see you on Monday.
"g w bridge." Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"So we're back chuck and I was essentially right. Oh, well, how much was it? So I said 10 million, right? You said 10 million. It turns out it's it looks like it's about 50 million. No. No, I'm sorry. Let's see, one, two, three. One, two, three. No, it's 5 minutes. 5 million. Okay. That's a jeez. He really took somebody then. Yeah, losing $5 million buying the Brooklyn Bridge because again, like you're an immigrant, you're not really kind of hip to how things work here yet. Imagine going to the cops and them being like you're joking. Like you just gave somebody $5 million to buy the Brooklyn Bridge. Like they had to hurt like just add insult to injury. Yeah, and you know there was some wife in that decision that was going you idiot that's every penny we have and some husband going, it'll be worth it. I also just bought some magic beans. Right. Here's one thing that's pretty interesting. Is this became so common? Because it wasn't just George Parker doing this. There's one story that we couldn't quite get to the bottom of that there was someone named William mccloud Y AKA IOU O'Brien who did this, but then other people have said, no, that was actually an alias of Parker, but there were definitely people this was not the most common thing, but it was a grift that other people did to the extent that eventually on Ellis island, they had signage up in pamphlets that said, these things are not for sale. Welcome to America, do not try and buy the Statue of Liberty. Yeah, the thing I've seen bandied about is you can't buy public buildings or streets. And I was like, is that true? And I looked it up and I don't know if it's true, chuck. Well, what do you mean? Which one? Public buildings or streets? That they handed out pamphlets that said that on Ellis island. You don't think it's true? Don't you think that somebody would have saved that pamphlet and there'd be an image of it on the Internet somewhere? I don't know. That's your reasoning. That's part of it. It's also appears in one book and one New York Times article in The New York Times article prints it from a quote from somebody else who also wrote a book about it. But they're the paper of record. Yeah, but I mean, the failing New York Times. It's also Friday at 5 The New York Times sometimes. All right, well, who knows? It makes for a good story though. It is a good story, but aren't those the most fun to just deflate? Sure. I know that it did get harder to sell these public buildings. I think they were trying to do that up through the 1920s, but people became a little more wise to this thing over the years. Even though Parker, I believe in his day sold the Statue of Liberty, Madison Square Garden, grant's tomb, and the Met. Not bad. No. Imagine buying the Met too. You get all the art inside too. You're not going to move the art? No. Arts included. Wow, what a deal. Oh no, what I would have said is, no, no, you don't own the art, but you can get a lot of money for charging for the art to be there. That's true. What happened to him though? He got caught, right? Yeah, he finally did and apparently there was a four strikes in your out law in New York at the time called the bombs laws. And they said that if you were convicted of a fourth felony, the judge had no choice but to give you life in prison. And that's what happened to mister Parker. He passed a $150 check that bounced. Supposedly the olean evening times said that it bounced back with startling elasticity. It was just hilarious. And he served the rest of his life in prison as a result. After all of those grips and scams, he got life in jail for a $150 bounce check. You know, there were four strikes in baseball at the time so that all makes sense. Okay. Now it makes sense. I'm just kidding. Wait a minute. Is that true? No. Wouldn't that be funny? If that's how the judicial system worked, like, well, what's a baseball doing? Right. What's baseball? I have to say about this. Is it three strikes or four? That's what we'll do. Yeah, you can steal first, I guess. Oh wait, you couldn't still feel oh wow. I think this one ended in just the best way possible. I think it ended about 30 seconds too late. A short stuff is out, everybody. Stuff you should know is a production of iHeartRadio. For more podcasts, my heart radio, visit the iHeartRadio app. Apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favorite shows.
"g w bridge." Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
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"g w bridge." Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Fit injured by N. C. O A Five and Steve journalist his New Jersey one on 1.5 fast traffic construction on the Parkway and the Turnpike tonight. This report sponsored by Compassion International The construction I mentioned 15 minutes ago on the North Island Parkway north of the union Tolls is now officially underway there slowly making their way up towards exit 1 45, and eventually it will be a two lane closure as you go north of 1 43 up towards exit 1 45, So we're starting to see the delays into and out of the union tolls as a result. Turnpikes found the Eastern and Western Spurs still slow coming down into the Newark area. That's because the trump lanes are closed now the entire length from Newark and demands field. Good news. Don't once you make the transition in the car lanes, really not a bad ride right on down into James Berg down towards 1 95 and into Mansfield, Route nine in Lakewood. That's a very slow ride both ways as you approach route 88 that is because of construction. Also slow and where it sounded for Kid River That is because of construction work as well to 95 as construction work crouton right by exit, 43 crossing the Hudson G W Bridge, leaving New Jersey about 5 to 10 minute delay for the upper level. No delays downstairs, Lincoln and Holland. You're doing fine. Joint compassion and give hope to a family in extreme poverty. Sharing your $40.01 time gift When you text the word gives a 3393 traffic every 15 minutes. Your next report at 903. Mike Barker on New Jersey. You want to 1.5 New Jersey one of 1.5 Instant weather of thunderstorms are just a few spots early tonight. Otherwise partly to mostly cloudy tonight and humid areas of fog waited night and fun could.
"g w bridge." Discussed on Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
"Is to show people that yes we can still do. Big things in america on a roger wicker you mentioned earlier. Feels that way as well. And i think that's the hope here is that There are still some things that we can get done but look it's difficult right. The republican party is Still very much linked donald trump. They are having a hard time moving past him again because most of their votes don't want to pass them. I think that is the biggest impediment now. And so i think that has created a huge challenges in the body politic going forward and to be fair democrats have proposed a pretty outside. The ambition of this is not sort of biden coming in with a very modest proposal So i thought i think the republicans have had a hard time with that so no i think we're still in a period of immense polarization. It's not clear. And i think this summer will tour tell us but it's not clear what we can get done But i think infrastructure in policing two issues. I would watch in june july. Can we get progress. Ordeal on those two issues with a tulsa rate. A great you next trip jamar. Where's your next story. Well that's a good question. I'm plotting that right now. It may be close to home because my home state. The commonwealth of virginia is having its primary For governor light governor ag next tuesday so That is coming up here. And they notoriously shy retiring. Terry mcauliffe is trying to reclaim his old job. Gives don't ask another question because we if we will stiff the listeners. We do is going to say to everybody out there. What for jonathan's Byline in which interesting city in virginia. He pegues his primary story from it arlington. And that's so boring. Come on jeff.
"g w bridge." Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Of this week on your host frederick johnson. Today's going to be a interesting discussion. That i've been waiting for for a while. Now this a little bit of a little bit back story on this a. I used to be a you when i worked at adobe. I was in light room. Photoshop team specifically the light room team. So i have an affinity for light room. I member internally at the company kind the wasn't a it wasn't a a rivalry between the bridge crew and the light room crew. But it was definitely a you know you guys are overstepping here. Or why are you putting their feature in. When it's you know it was that kind of feel. I don't know if it's still that way now. This is many years ago. But i as a result of that i definitely have a you know a line in the in my tree rings of light room right. So and not so much a bridge for that reason because it's lightroom is the way forward musing room a photographer. Adobe built it for photographers. That's me. I'm going to use that tool and forsake all others fast forward to some of my conversations with this guy blake brutus. Who doesn't necessarily use light room and just put this in a in a box. I'm speaking with blake. I don't even know if you know this. I'm speaking with matt. Clusky and dave cross shortly. Hopefully they're either this week or next week about lightroom very so we're going talk about. Their experience is going to be very similar to this conversation. But i wanted to. I from what i've learned from our conversations blake route is the evolution and the growth of bridge in its capabilities and integration with photoshop. It means that we should be taken another. Look at it in. If you're a light room that combination bears bear some looking at now especially because of smart objects and how everything kind of works together so all that to say. Welcome blake rudeness to the show. We're going to dive in and talk about. There's blake before we dive in and a lot of people in the audience. Know who you are already. But for the people who don't can you give us a little primer on who the root is sure. Thanks so i'm blake. I'm the host of f sixty four academy dot com and pretty much like a photoshop I dunno addict. if there's a there's a group for people like me then. I would probably be the leader I eat sleep and breathe photo shop in there. All the time and my goal is essentially to make photoshop which is a very convoluted piece of software very simple for people who wanna make their images better and more importantly make experiences for their viewers. And i feel very strongly that photoshop is a place for that so I have never used light room I did once. That was a long time ago. So i've really been on this photoshop kicking because of that. I kind of have married to be camera all because I don't use like so. Yeah let's talk about that before In this just set the stage we're going to use just a little bit of the time with you and i- dialoguing back and forth. And then i'm gonna let you just show your some magic within photoshop to kind of what you're talking about. So the the light room. The photoshop argument. If there is an argument they're set the stage there. So when when i look at lightroom as a again as a former adobe employee and as someone who uses it almost day now i look at it as a tool that like i said before. It was built four photographers and strips away. All the stuff that you don't need in photoshop proper so that you can focus on the photo itself. It's photo specific with its localized adjustment tools in raw processing. You know obviously camera engine but we're a processing all. That stuff is very specific focused. To what i wanna do as a photographer. When i look at the photoshop bridge combination. It makes me feel like okay. I'm going from mom and pop hardware store to home depot or lowe's and i gotta figure out what i wanna do. Can i just go over here and get my mail. You know from from the mom and pop shop. How do you set the stage. What keeps you as a photographer. 'cause you're a very accomplished photographers wills and educator. How do you how do you. How do you reconcile not using a tool that was built specifically for photography versus a hydra like photoshop bridge for sure so we gotta go way back So i've been using photoshop since nineteen ninety eight. I believe seven photoshop. Like twenty three some years. right Lightroom came out around two thousand six two thousand seven and i only remember that because right before i went to afghanistan downloaded lightroom put on my laptop and so i'm going to learn this while i'm gone right so mean afghanstan you do go to war to when you go to war just everyone knows but there is some down time in the other stuff. I'm sitting there in my in my office. I'm trying to learn lightroom on going. Do my pacers there. And as i'm digging into it opened up an image. And i'm like this is all i can do. Why would i want this like. I'm so used to photoshop with unlimited possibilities. When i saw light room it was more like chrome. This is just like a darkroom but they call a light room. That's cute so for the for that reason it was it was very interesting at first Trying to understand why. Adobe made light room when i was so used to photoshop then i started digging into raw files and understanding that light room was basically a conduit To open raw files so that you could then transport those files into photoshop. Which if we look at adobe camera and bridge as essentially the same thing as light room..
"g w bridge." Discussed on This is Today
"Guess what it cost a cost you fifty cents to cross one way on the bay bridge when it first opened up in nineteen thirty seven and it costs you fifty cents to go back so to go round trip on the bridge it would cost you a dollar but if you think about that that is one thousand nine hundred thirty seven money. How crazy is that if if you move that to today. That is eighteen dollars per day to cross the golden gate bridge. I guess even back then they figured if you live in marin you can afford it some of my marin listeners. We'll get that joe on this day in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven. Smoke in the band premiered. Burt reynolds sally fields. Jackie gleason starred in this cross country. Beer run movie which didn't actually make it across the golden gate bridge. The weird thing about this. And the reason why i wanted to bring it out was because smokey and the bandit was alfred hitchcock's favorite movie and i just find that. Possibly one.
"g w bridge." Discussed on Horizon Talk Radio's podcast
"From to write this interesting track. Okay we'll just we'll is interesting You know the narrative for the sun book basically i kind of just fascinated by movie soundtracks. Whatever movies on big fan of quentin tarantino in the way uses music and his films on. Just i decided i wanted to be movie tarantino type tune just to just for something to say what a cooker komo announce what developed real mounts. 'cause it's the stories is romantic story to run the being chased by somebody is it. The law is colorado what we don't know Put too is just a good story. Could be metaphor for any any couple of fill them against the world. You know you just gotta keep going. Where do you find the place to write your songs. I'll be honest with you. Usually just us when i'm watching. Tv on the neom knowing the life. Because she's trying to watch whatever's on tv. That's what it'll start an idea now off into my previous house studio. I'm in the process of building. One of the south's go in there and sit down thinking you know. What am i going with this song. Got the melody uncle somewhere. It's got the cords and then just from that. But i'll be honest with you. I'm terribly slow. Gladstone's sometimes you can be ten minutes and get most of the song don't but then it might take weeks to finish it sometimes. I'm pulling stow-n-go. I've got the verse kind of an inch. Local to three lines and and the lush gets in the way of doing music study. Fleets enough to say that. If i'm looking at i'm just you know. Got me on general. Dan up kitchen and then that it just it was great. I could get on with it. But if i'm going to sit down and five minutes each utah whether it's going to be a day all nasa gonna work. You know just going over. Coffee combined relates when going to work when i first had the track. Truman's the first three bars for me and use something special. It's a great sound and track and you've got another strikeout as well haven't you but have you got a name title for the album. That's your next year as i don't think the album this possibly at the moment is the work. Each other for the coming home is twelve. There's a song album cold coming home. It's not as strong. As what is what. I really like kinda calculates. What my journey on this on making south what you'd call it but you're right. The some trudeau mouse was recorded in nashville to the other sons. Where the referee at with jay produced didn't basically pushing the diamonds. Suppose book it takes a lot of credit through also wrote the song or melody coats and the pieces but jail is playing the spongy tolerant for star. And he's not really seen you say he's no nothing also. He's a baseball player at a very good place player as well as being a multi instrumentalist an aside grammy-winning mix producible. He's a very talented guy. But when i showed in the saga played into the studio sit. Okay so what would you want the bump to do justly it just try size. You said i won't when you listen to the guitar in there is just amazing. It just sets up the scene for what's to come and your voices amazing on it. It gets a great collaboration. So yeah also compliment. Well yeah smush guy knew. We don't face time. I have led to something. I've made i've got the sunless. What do you think of this so platelets in national opening black belt. I could see not very curious. He keeps his face dead straight lawsuit smile. But i've played like averse. And just the. Because the i believe he just held his hand up when he got here it instead of got it got it the democrats and the air we chatted about is excited about allies. The whole album instant a great job throughout the whole album. All the boys have played on a friends of mine. The upping with years. Spouts the greg guys. We've all got different talents and skills. But they're all be and yeah. It'll just can't together. John was instrumental in in. Pointed me in the right direction. Yeah maybe we could do something like that. Yeah an-and just let him go. Trust him completely. So yeah you wanna mix. It just do anything. That's how it comes across to me when i listened to it. You know that it's being mixed with something a little bit special that truck it'll be you out on the twenty fifth of september. And what can we download track. The twenty second guessing. There's going to be spotify else's well singapore to it open. You're like when you're making you more than kelsey. The album wilby mechanical sell. Cd's or whatever. I'd like some bible students. Loss district did the retro nature my my brain but yeah when was going to be released early next year must show that we at the day account though syllabi are copies there within a single is just one song so some download at at the single. All right we'll take care of yourself. You've probably the truck as well. Though friday night lights in the maria evil and with us for a different kinds of somebody's the whole albums bit of variety but he can tell his anti have any gigs planned for next year. Oh which is a big word plenty. Were doing around the around. The under in kentucky and russia all about these. Just go so. We're just up to say next year but you know we're hungry to at the moment guitarist Gareth davis lead guitar. Sperling lives over and he called trouble without the irish regulations travel without court scene in when he gets here when he gets back. Yeah with no gigs. Going so even do a video accompanying jails national coach travel so a little bit still got away to the world slope and again on tuesday. We're going to be ready to go after call. How can we find you on social media. You won't facebook twitter and instagram. All of those platforms lex prevention and not because of the facebook pages rob bridge music twit apps rubbish music. Instagram is hush tugboat bridge music. Thank you very much indeed rob. It's been an absolute pleasure. Thank you very much to destroyed states in the hopes studio again. One is rub bridge This is my new song. True.
"g w bridge." Discussed on Down To Folk
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"g w bridge." Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"An accident? Thanks for getting doing that. I don't know crazy with this overreacting one in order to a 31 on 1.5 Just wondering, where are you? I mean, when you hear about the snow, do you roll your eyes? Go here we go again. Having a Murphy Don't leave your house. Whatever you do, stay home. When the movie's been saying after nine months didn't really make a difference that it was snow I mean, the one good thing about the snow. As far as Governor Murphy goes, we didn't mind wearing the mask. It kept us warm. You know, I love seeing all the television reporters They never understood this. But all the TV reporters they're all outside in the snow, and no matter what they have to stand, then it's like we won't take their word for it. Make that guy they don't make the traffic People go outstanding traffic as it's coming in, report the turnpike and all that, you know, we keep them in here, but With the with the TV people there they are all outside, where in masks In the snow shouldn't even know who they are. At least they're being kept warm, though with the mask. What's the point of wearing a mask? If you're standing outside? Right. You're outside in a blizzard. Why you wearing a mask? Other than to keep or when they don't you 2831 a 1.5. So I'm just throwing this out there. I mean, you know, if you don't think so, Uh, But do you think that we make too much of a big deal out of the snow in 2021? Do you think we're past that? Do you think that there's nothing that snow is gonna do to us? That is going to really keep us from our appointed rounds. And he cares for is driving goes. You got to be careful driving in the snow. I mean, that goes without saying I tell you that, but just the idea that you know. Oh, my God. Batten down the hatches! We can't leave. We can't do anything where really screwed No, I think it's just is easy. Now you can work from home and go to school from home. As far as the cars go there better now to handle the snow. Once upon a time you had a snow car. Today. Every car there's no car. Well, we'll drive. They can all navigate. Some of them will keep you in your own lane. Some of them will drive for you. So what do you really worried about? What If you do worry. We got you covered every 15 minutes with weather and traffic on New Jersey One on 1.5. Here comes one now. Good news on 2 87 traveling north bound. This report sponsored by Discover An accident's been out there for well over an hour has been cleared and exit number three and all lanes are now open delays have these down as well on to 80 west down in West Orange in Pleasant Valley way That's a three car crash. The right lane remains out of service 80 eastbound in Saddle Brook just to the east of the parkway. The express lanes would continue to be closed. That's because of an accident. Traffic is being diverted over to the local lanes. Once you make that split, not that heading east down towards the G W bridge terms like North bound Trump lanes there. Seven, eh? It's emergency construction, taking out the left lane of travel, and they're still a 35 MPH posted speed restriction on the turnpike. North of a day. Normal speed south of a day. 37 Toms River West Down here, Ben in your drive and accident cleared and it hadn't township black horse Pike right near 1 30. That's construction. Taking out the right lane of travel Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year automatically discover Something brighter. Learn more at discover dot com slash match Travel Very 15 minutes. Next report. 7 33 I'm Mike Barker on New Jersey one on 1.5. New Jersey one on 1.5 is making your Valentine's.
"g w bridge." Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Jersey's since 1987. This Valentine's Day. Make it Possum with New Jersey one A. 1.5 Here's New Jersey fast traffic. They're treating the roadways also speed restrictions and a couple of spots and on the Garden State Parkway, some slick conditions south and into exit 80. There's a crash. The left lane is blocked and sell found south of exit 44 collision there and the parkway north Pound Index at 1 40 to 1 Lane is parked on the off ramp because of a disabled vehicle crash on Route one and Lawrence Township North found into Franklin Corner Road, causing delays 78 vehicle off the road waiting Clinton He's found it Exit 13 a Route three. Have the East Fountain two Main Avenue in Clifton because of a crash leaving New Jersey at the G W Bridge. Five minutes or less. Lincoln in Holland, You're fine. No problems of the Delaware River crossings. This report sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Nobody should have to pay for one size fits all insurance. Liberty Mutual customizes your insurance. So you only pay for what you need. Customers and save with a pretty mutual insurance. Traffic. Every 15 minutes. Next report for 48, I'm sure No Crispin on New Jersey. What a 1.5. Jersey 11.5 days we talk on weekends way Roger was walking. Shares these greatest is plus fast traffic endings do weather listen every weekend on our app and shave +115 calm and your smart speaker. New sound of mealtime Farmer's dog is real food made fresh and delivered right to your door. No extreme processing, no preservatives, Just fresh meat and fresh veggies you can see and hear right in the ball..
"g w bridge." Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Of some of the warning signs that you were loved. 1 may be on the verge of a mental health crisis that's coming up after New Jersey fast traffic. Big troubles on the Western Spur the term flying traveling north down. This report, sponsored by Audible North Down Western Spur is absolutely jam from 16 W up to the Vince Lombardi Rest area. It's an accident involving a jackknifed tractor trailer. Two lanes are currently out of service, The eastern Spurs not perfect. That's certainly a better north down ride for you. Rest of the way on the turnpike, at least for now are pretty good Ride up and down the parkway. No complaints at all on to 80 East Down in Newark connects at 14 that collisions cleared, lowers, delayed back to the parkway and West down jammed out of Harrison across the surgical drawbridge and pretty much right through Newark. 22 East down that still slowing Union approaching box home road. That's emergency construction from an earlier accident across the Hudson G W Bridge, leaving New Jersey on the upper level. Debris spilled locks, toe left two lanes approaching the toll plaza. Had downstairs instead, Lincoln Tunnel Holland Tunnel, Not a bad ride. And finally good news. Coming back to New Jersey at the Holland Tunnel. You're better on the outbound Klasky Skyway between Jersey City and Newark. All the incidents have been cleared. Let audible make 2021 a year filled with the best in audio entertainment, Audible originals, audiobooks podcast and more started pretrial. An audible dot com traffic every 15 minutes. Next report. 7 33 Mike Barker on New Jersey one on 1.5. New Jersey one a 1.5 instant weather. Chilly temperatures expected across the board tonight with a light freeze for non coastal and non urban areas. Look for lows around 30. That is a full 10.
"g w bridge." Discussed on New Jersey 101.5
"Jersey 11.5 fast traffic, some parkway troubles and Middlesex County this evening Miss Report sponsored by indeed dot com I'm a North bound parkway. Delay start right at the term by dinner, change in Woodbridge and actually 1 29 and take us up to our Jackson 1 31 in Islam. That's all because of an accident, taking out the left lane of travel once you're north of the crash could ride up through the union's holding up towards 1 45 south and lays easing coming down towards Rue one in Edison, also in Middlesex County. Some troubles on Route nine South found in South Amboy. Well in the area of the Victory Plaza Circle, its construction taking on Elaine lays back towards the Edison Bridge. Once you do split off with 35, both 35 route nine move pretty well on the South bound side. But in Monmouth County and route 35. That is completely closed in both directions in Eatontown Clinton Avenue to Tintin Avenue. That's emergency pole and wire replacement from an earlier accident across the Hudson, 15 and 20 leaving New Jersey for both the upper and lower level of the G W Bridge, five minutes of Lincoln son all about 10 minutes. At the Holland Tunnel. If you need to hire you need indeed get quality candidates delivered from indeed resume database immediately when you upgrade your job post, learn more and indeed dot com slash credit. Traffic every 15 minutes. Next report. 7 18. I'm Mike Barker on New Jersey went on 1.5. New Jersey. What 1.5 instant whether or not a whole lot to talk about whether wise, fairly quiet, we're good partners work week. Clouds on the increase for tonight Lows Load mid twenties were mostly cloudy Monday Highs low mid forties operate 34, North jersey. Mostly sunny on Tuesday..
"g w bridge." Discussed on Limetown
"Was funny. He'd come to our place and we'd make dinner and watch TV. And we'd have these really grown -up conversations with the kids about everything. The news, the world, big stuff, hard stuff, no sugar coating. And Deja would have liked him to. And Emil was just so taken with their brains, with their questions. Once Tyler asked him if his wife and kids were coming too, he said he didn't have a wife. And Macy said, tell me, maybe he has a husband. Emil smiled and said, no husband either. No kids, no family. So Tyler told him he could be in our family. Emil almost cried. That night, Emil stayed over on the couch, as he often did, and I went in to kiss the kids goodnight. I came back out and he was on the couch. I'll never forget the look on Emil's face in that moment. Gratitude? Jealousy. Like he felt left out of that part of the evening. But that passed. He said he was just sad. He told me he didn't want to talk about Alice and Jacob, Leah. He couldn't talk about them without thinking about Limetown, about the families in Limetown. He still felt so guilty. I mean, of course he did. You can't fix it, I said. But you can learn from what happened. You can be active in the development of whatever this new version is. This thing, it stems from your mind. You can take agency over it and make sure that that can't ever happen again. Did that help? I guess so. Because after that, he really doubled down on trying to help create something that would have a positive effect on the world. He was way more active in tech trials and generally seemed happier. And then there was the breakthrough.
"g w bridge." Discussed on Limetown
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"g w bridge." Discussed on Limetown
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