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Podcast Highlight: My Hacks for Satisfying Vegan Meals on the Road
"I'm leaving today on a flight from Washington Dulles to Cleveland, Ohio. Then I have to drive with my work partner two more hours to get to our work site in Toledo. My flight leaves at 5 .30, but it's going to be pretty late by the time I arrive at the hotel tonight. And I'm going to take a small snack on the airplane with me, but I need something healthier to eat, you know, as a late dinner when I check in tonight because I know I'm going to be really hungry when I get in. So for this trip, I've packed a bowl of Simply Asia sesame teriyaki noodles, you know, pretty simple. You can find it in the ramen section in your grocery store, along with two packets of these really cool, ready -to -eat French green beans and cauliflower to throw on top of my noodles. Now, I took a picture of this and I'm going to post it on the food blog with the podcast highlights, so you'll be able to actually see what these little packets look like. I found them at Wegmans. If you have a Wegmans, it's a fabulous store. It's very vegan friendly. You can find all kinds of neat things there. So I also drink loose leaf hibiscus tea every morning to keep my blood pressure low. I mean, if you've listened to podcasts in the past of mine, you may have heard me talk about how I used to take high blood pressure medicine for years until turning to a plant -based diet. And as an extra measure of food being thy medicine, I drink one cup of hibiscus tea every morning, and my blood pressure is continuously lower now than it was when I was on my meds. So it's pretty essential to me to be drinking the tea every morning. But rather than trying to pack the tea leaves and a strainer that I use at home, you know, into my bags, I just buy the tea bags, the simple tea bags, and I tuck a couple into my bag very easily. So in addition to the essential hibiscus tea that I drink, I always like to load up on fiber and cholesterol -lowering granola each morning. On the road, that is difficult because I like almond milk on my granola. I don't know about you, but it tastes pretty darn good, and almond milk needs refrigeration. So as a substitute, I tuck a packet of instant Quaker oatmeal into my bag, along with a banana or a baggie of blueberries, and I've got a really great breakfast with my tea when I wake up in the morning at the hotel. Now, I'm also gonna take a long two slices of Ezekiel bread sealed tight in a baggie, just to keep it really fresh, along with a tear -and -spread packet of Justin's Creamy Peanut Butter. So if you haven't tried the Justin's Nut Butters, they're really good, and you can now find them in these little handy, well, like little travel packs that you just open and spread right on your bread. So I'll make a peanut butter and banana sandwich in the morning before heading to my work site, and that way, I'll have a high -fiber, high -protein meal that's definitely healthier than any fast food that we're gonna go looking for for lunch tomorrow, or that my work partner probably will go looking for. And then for my flight home tomorrow evening, I've packed a baggie of dark chocolate raisins just to raise my blood sugar and satisfy any hunger pangs that might hit before I land in Washington. Oh yeah, and you know, I also wanna mention that my husband found an amazingly cool collapsible cup slash bowl for me to take on travel. It even includes a top and inserted straw for sipping, so you can sip liquids out of it, or like, I'm gonna make my oatmeal in the morning in this. And it takes up very little room in my bag. It washes and dries really easily in the hotel room, and incredibly it's handy for, you know, ramen, oatmeal, whatever. And then you can use it as a cup, too. So if you've got, like, you know, you're trying to drink your tea or something and take it along with you, it's got a little straw for sipping.
Fresh update on "justin" discussed on Simply Bitcoin
"Yes. What's not to trust, dude? What's not to trust? OK, all right. Moving on to the El Salvador news. El Salvador stays winning. And again, like I've been saying this for a while, I actually got a lot of heat. I do believe that El Salvador is winning because they they fix the base layer. The base layer is no longer corrupted. The base layer no longer needs lies to function. So all of a sudden it aligns a society's incentives and the person that is duly elected is actually doing the things that he said he was going to do when he was running for office. Right. Which kind of makes sense under a Bitcoin standard. Right. But anyways, here's Stacey Herbert, you know, wife of Max Kaiser, and she says Bitcoin tour sent them their notes, the importance of Bitcoin tourism to El Salvador's booming economy. Right. Because one of the one of the criticisms that I got was like Nico adopting Bitcoin or making Bitcoin legal tender had no has nothing to do with El Salvador's you know, economy doing better. That's that's bullshit. You know, it's a big recovery from the pandemic. Everyone recovered. Well, it looks like, you know, we actually have some data that says the exact opposite. Not only is it the Bitcoin tourism, but also, most importantly, the security. Right. Which is extremely popular with the local El Salvadorian population. That's why Nayin Bukele has an 85 to 90 percent approval rating. And if you compare that to Western leaders that are like basically saying El Salvador is a threat to democracy, whether that's Joe Biden or Justin Trudeau, they're in the low, they're either in the mid 40s, low or high 30s approval rating. So, you know, I just find it interesting. And then this goes to something that I said on Simply Sessions the other day, which is the iron law of political central banker projection, like they project onto us what it is they are guilty of themselves. Anyways, let's check out this article says Santander U.S. Capital Markets published a new report on El Salvador. According to this research shared by El Salvador's president, Nayin Bukele, the tourism growth the the country is experiencing is led by the new level of security that the country is living in. And the adoption of Bitcoin is legal tender in 2021. Quote, the obvious beneficiary of improved security is higher tourism, the report states. Besides not being popular among the Biden administration, the emergency state declared decreed by Nayin Bukele's government in 2022 is working. There has been two point three homicides per 100000 inhabitants, inhabitants since the beginning of 2023, with a 30 percent year to year surge in tourism arrivals. For Santander, the potential growth is yet to be discovered due to its geographic proximity, the dollarization of the economy and as Bitcoin tourists preferred destination. El Salvador is becoming a more common trip for U.S. citizens. Figures are far away from places like the Dominican Republic, which is over seven million arrivals per year versus the two point one million arrivals of El Salvador. But the interest is growing faster. Quote, the number of tourists from the U.S. has doubled on 2019 visitor numbers. Much of that increase can be attributed to Bitcoin policy, either directly or indirectly. Heard about El Salvador because of the free marketing by news coverage of it, said Stacey Herbert, head of the Bitcoin office of El Salvador through her ex account. In Bitcoin terms, the interest in the country is vivid. For example, companies like the Bitcoin payment processor Strike and the Bitcoin rewards app Fold already announced their interest in relocating or expanding their business, their business in the country. Also, the Bitcoin conference adopting Bitcoin is experiencing growth, according to one of its co-organizers, Nur Aouda El-Bawad. The conference received 600 attendees in 2021 and up to a thousand in 2022. The next conference will happen in early November. And so goes on to say, besides the boom in tourism, there's another indicator of the new health of El Salvador society. There's a more vivid interest among the among the Salvadorian diaspora to return to their country. Santander qualified these as reverse immigration, pointing out that it could also impact direct foreign investment, which is absolutely unheard of. Usually when Central Americans or South Americans migrate to the U.S., they don't go back. Right. If they make it to Miami, it's like the promised land. If they make it to the U.S., it's a promised land. So the fact that you're hearing people actually want to return to their country is unheard of. But I think it's a testament to not only name Bukele's leadership, but most importantly, what happens to a society, a country when they adopt a Bitcoin standard. I think it's clear as day and I think it's going to become clear and clear it's going to become undisputable. And I think that's why the IMF hates it. That's why the Biden administration dislikes it like the IMF. You saw the video. We played it for you guys. Right. Those are the same people that went crazy when they made a Bitcoin legal tender in El Salvador. Those are the same people that asked Argentina when they provided them a bailout, another bailout. They said you have to de-incentivize the adoption of Bitcoin in your country. What are they so scared of? If they believed in the shit that they were telling you in that video, then they wouldn't talk shit about Bitcoin. The problem is that Bitcoin highlights the bullshit in that video and they can't refute it. That's the fucking issue that they're having. So bring it on IMF, bring on the memes. We got the truth on our side. You guys are you guys are going to have to rely on narrative and censorship like that's that's, you know, and that doesn't that only works for so long. Eventually people wake up. So I'm really glad. So shout out also to Max and Stacey for pushing that forward, pushing that initiative forward. And El Salvador stays winning because El Salvador adopted a Bitcoin standard. Anyway, Sophie, what's your take? I mean, the fact that they're trying to put it down is so cheap and obvious because now we have the power of the Internet. Now we have the power of memes and comments and people all over the world being able to verify a fact and come together and call people out on their lie. So it's only a matter of time before their narrative starts to crumble. And it's only a matter of time before people realize, wow, like I have nothing to lose by just buying a little bit of Bitcoin, putting one to five percent of my net worth into this thing because everything else I've put my money into has gone down. Remember that Bitcoin is the best performing asset since it's been discovered and it's the best performing asset year to date, even today in a bear market. So it's just a matter of time before we win with the truth. And these people end up, you know, being called out for all of their lies. A hundred percent beautifully said. I'm very impressed, Sophie. This is what happens when you live with a Bitcoiner for what, seven years now? The first two years, she's like, you're an absolute madman, but the number go up, does its thing. Here's the thing. I asked a lot of questions. And when you ask a lot of questions and when you hear the same thing over and over and over again, you can't help but put the pieces together yourself. What I went through is what everybody who is falling for the narrative currently is going to eventually go through. They're going to eventually hear what we have to say over and over and over again. That's why repetition is very important. And they're going to end up saying, wow, this starts to make sense because all it takes is planting a seed. And once you plant the seed, the water and the sun and the stuff that makes it grow into a plant is all of the supporting evidence. So it just takes a little bit of time and the time will come.
A highlight from Rising Auto Theft Rates: Urban Consequences and Solutions
"Well, you see how easy this is now. Now you look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks, this is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporations, but guess who's getting the guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton Foundation gets paid the rebuild Welcome right. to the podcast. We are in the same studio today, which is kind of nice. So thanks again for downloading. If you're just listening, if you're watching or watching the clips, uh, thanks for watching as well. And just for a quick mention, so I don't forget, if you haven't downloaded our app yet, I'm noticing we're getting a lot of downloads and the cool thing is when the morning Mike's program is going Monday, Wednesday, Friday, I'm the, seeing the view count go up and up and up, which is awesome. So I know we're only, you know, we're still in the dozens. I'd like to get into the hundreds and eventually thousands, um, but it's a cool program. If you haven't listened to it, it's a quick 15 minutes to quick by morning, run down three days a week of the top five topics, three minutes each. Do a great job. They do an awesome job when we're, when we fill in the stuff. We screw the whole thing up. Yes. Yeah. We, we blow the whole, the whole, uh, the schedule, but, um, but they do awesome and they're funny. I love it. It's a quick, you know, down and dirty 15 minutes, top five items of the day. And now you get your day started off on the, uh, they, you know, I think on the right foot, they were saying this week, like, Oh, it's so negative all the time, but I think they're hilarious. They take the negative stuff that's going on, but of course the negative stuff isn't the news. Yeah. Yeah. That's what we're seeing. I mean, carjackings again, Rochester had another, you know, record night. I mean, it's incredible how that was going on. And so it's amazing is, is like the Democrats just sit around and watch this happen in every city and every city. It's insane. Yeah. I sent you an article earlier this morning about Philadelphia. Let's see. I can find it. It's, uh, not that it's anything out of, you know, anything that we don't know about, but let's see here. Philadelphia swarmed by alleged juvenile. Come on, come on. Juvenile looters targeting the Apple store, Lulu lemon and footlocker. Yeah. So, cause they're starving. They're starving. They just, just need a little piece of ham and some Turkey. They need clothes and food. That's, that's only fair. I mean, they, you know, and once again, I know we've all heard this joke, but footlocker is not missing one pair of working boots. No, no, all the Nike's, all the Nike. Yeah. Well, some of those Nike's, I mean, Oh my God. Crazy. You know, talking about like, you know, thousands of dollars for a pair of, thousands, thousands of dollars. I was talking to my daughter and she said to one, one of her friends has a, as a pair of shoes were $1 ,200. I'll never forget the most expensive pair of shoes I ever bought. We were just starting a business. This was like 30 years ago now. Right. Crazy to think. And I remember somebody told me that maybe my dad was like, you got to have a decent pair of shoes. Right. And so I went up and I bought a pair of Justin and Murphy's. They're like 120 bucks at the time. Yeah. The most money I have ever spent on a pair of shoes. Now boots, I've spent more money on since because boots are more expensive, you know, hunting boots. Well, there's a purpose to them. I still don't spend more money on shoes. Like I'm wearing like Skechers or like $40. Like some of these Nike's $500. You can't tell me you're running faster. It's different when you're going to go out and buy a pair of like waders or something. You're going to use them. First of all, you're going to use them for the next 30 years. Right. And there's a purpose to them, right? Like, okay, they're more expensive, but I can walk through the water with them. Right. But if I bought like, if I had five, 600 hour pairs of shoes, I'd be afraid to leave the house. I wouldn't, I wouldn't get off the carpeting. Well, they're targeting the Apple store here, Glenn, because they'll buy jobs. And that's the only way to get a job is to make sure you've got an Apple iPhone. So it'll be like Chicago. We talked about this the other week with, with, uh, with Mike Speraza, Chicago is now forced to open or, or just talking about opening, you know, a, a government run grocery store in the inner city because they've all that. Well, they're going to, so they're going to, they're going to, the plan is to fight the communism with more kind of communism, right? That's going to work really well. But could you imagine how inefficient, first of all, Walmart's pulled out, Costco's pulled out, all the stores have pulled out because now target, have you heard targets now closing stores across the country? So target is now going through and discussing all the stores across the country, liberal target, liberal target. They put a black lives matter that they ripped down the smash of the window. I thought that'd be some sort of a shield or that we're just going to put up this, uh, this plywood and we're going to spray black lives matter on it. Hashtag hashtag BLM. And we'll be safe as they rip it out and use that same plywood to smash the window with. It's pathetic. There'll be nothing left in these inner cities. The problem is when it starts to spill over into the, into the, Oh yeah. This is, this is where it gets ugly. Well, they want it. That's what they want. That's, that's why people like, uh, the governor of New York, uh, you know, Kathy, the ice queen, Kathy Hochul is, is, you know, they first tried the push for section eight housing in the suburbs because that was only fair. Yeah. Now they couldn't get that through because the people in the suburbs are like, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Now they're busing in illegal immigrants in the middle of the night. And I tell you something, if these Democrats like Mark Poland cars were proud of what they were doing, they would have a welcoming party at noon at noon, high noon. They'd have a press conference welcoming our newest community members off the bus so that the whole community could see these family units that are getting off. You got the husband, the wives, the two kids, you know, the things that we see in our country, right? No, it's not happening. They're bringing them in at two o 'clock in the morning. So nobody sees, they're all, they're all 23 year old males, right? Or 18 to 25 year old males. Some of which are from the Congo. I don't know about the, uh, you know, the, some of the social norms in the Congo, but I'm just thinking that maybe they're a little bit different than the Western world. I don't know. I'm just thinking maybe not. Maybe they're exactly like us. I don't know. But they're exactly like us. Why would they want to come here? Why are they aspiring to come here? I don't know. Anyway, it's a fentanyl fentanyl up again, by the way, there was another report. I think it was on a Fox news. Well, good for the Republicans. I mean, at least part of them, I should say good for the five or six Republicans that are the extreme right wing, according to the media, that's holding this garbage up. No, shut the government down, shut it down, shut it down until there's no more money. Take the money, go into Ukraine and send it to Texas, which they did right to the border, which they didn't do last time. Right. Kept it open. That's what do you need? What do you need? We're out of control. The founding fathers gave the power of the purse to Congress and the, and the Pentagon, the Pentagon goes, yeah, you know what? We're just going to exempt Ukraine funding from the budget. So ha ha. We just went over 33 trillion. If you go online and look at the clock, it's moving fast, right? So we're on our way to 34 or 35. Can you even see the numbers anymore? They just blur blur now. So, so fast. Oh no. And, and good news, by the way, we're refinancing this debt at 5 % now, not at 1 % or zero like we were doing. Yeah. It makes a lot of sense. Yeah. It'd be great. Yeah. The fence talk about keeping rates higher for longer. I don't know. They're not going to be able to do that. They'll be cutting interest rates by next year. Mark by where? And the number one reason I say that is because when you talk to every economist, I say, that's not going to happen. And they are typically wrong. So if you take the, it's like saying betting against the casino, it's like saying, you know what? I don't think MGM is going to make money in the sporting books next year. Ma, they're going to figure out a way to make money. They'll rechange the lines, right? Well, you, all you need to do is look at it and get a bunch of economists in a room and ask them where they think the market's going to be and then do just the opposite and you would be way better. Yeah. Pretty much that's usually the way to go. No doubt about it. So the, the, the, the Pelosi, we were talking earlier about the Pelosi stock trader. Yeah. You can follow online. Now, some of these folks, we did the game show game last week. We talked about the, uh, the net worth. I picked the poor ones too. They were like 23, 21, you know, $20 million. Some of these folks are amazing. I mean, really just, you know, the wizards of smart on some of these are just really, timing is impeccable up here. This is somebody who is selling some software that I'll track it, which you can, you, you've pointed out, you can get it for free online, but, but the, the numbers are really astonishing. This Democrat Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million. That was just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Well, by the way, why, why do they own these big $25, $36 million homes? Well, a big, big part of it is because the taxation of it, right? So a Feinstein who's telling you your ordinary income tax rates are too low. She's shifting that to a capital asset, which is going to create a capital gain in the future or no gain. Or no gain. I mean, they're 10, 10 31. This is why when Donald Trump looked at Hillary Clinton right in the eye and said, you will not get rid of the carry interest deduction and you know it because all of your, I use it, of course, all of her bigger donors donate money to Hillary Clinton. And this is exactly the truth, right? They will never get rid of some of these things. Like they talked about, we're going to get rid of the 10 31 exchanges. Yaha. Yeah. Uh huh. Yeah. So the big developer strokes a giant check to the, to the Democrats off the table. Let's listen to her success though. Amazing. A Senator sold her Aspen vacation home for $25 million just after she sold her Lake Tahoe vacation house for $36 million. Only two years earlier, Diane Feinstein has been a member of the political scene for 32 years and her salary is only $130 ,000 per 130 grand a year. Now it's more now. That's a little bit dated, but it's up, it's up to probably 180 now. But, but listen to this. First of all, if it was up to 580, you're not buying $23 million homes, $36 million homes. No, no, we're going to put in multiple homes. We're going to, we're going to put the Paul Pelosi onto our research committee. You make a million dollars a year. First of all, most of, most business owners that make that kind of money, they didn't make it throughout their whole life, right? They didn't start making a million dollars at 20 years old. They started making a million dollars at 50 years old and it took 30 years to get to that point. Right? So my point is, you're not at a million dollars a year at age 50. If you did it the right way, the hard way, and you did it yourself, you're still not affording a $23 million home, right? Multiple ones. Yeah. Multiple, multiple. Right. Those aren't even her primary residence. Those are her vacation homes. She lives in, she lives in California. Listen to this though. And it's, it's all of them. It's all of them now. This is a, this is from Nancy Pelosi, stock trader. Uh, this is a tweet, uh, a Twitter feed. You can follow Pelosi tracker is what it's supposed to track or underline or something like that. You'll find it. Anyway, uh, three weeks ago, sitting politician bet against the U S economy so far. He's been right. Tom Carper bought $45 ,000 of PSQ and inverse ETF on the tech sector on eight 23, August 23rd. Since then he's plus 3 % while the market is negative 4%. Go figure. Wow. Go figure. Man, these guys are so good. Yeah. And they're not by, they're, I mean, these are, that's some pretty technical strategy. You started getting into options strategies and stuff. I mean, yeah. Yeah. These guys have become very, very slick. It's not just about buying a, you see, it used to be, okay, I'm going to buy X, Y, Z. Then I'm going to vote for or against something. You know, I'm going to short the stock and then I'm going to vote against them for both that, that, that. So the stock goes down or I'm going to vote for something, knowing that it will benefit the company. The stock will go up and in a sense front running. No, they're, they're in the options strategies now. They're in the market. Yeah. They're doing butterfly spreads. Yeah. Crazy stuff going. They're very sophisticated. They shouldn't be allowed to two things. When you go into Congress, I, you know, I would love to have a Congress person run on or present around the following platform, right? Number one, term limits, term limits, top of the list. Number two, though, while you're in Congress for the eight years, or wherever we allow you to serve 10 years, 12 years, whatever it is, you could not invest in a stock market at all. All your investments are frozen or your choices, a model, some kind of a model liquidated go to cash, or you could buy the fidelity balance to counter. You could buy the, you could buy the T -rope price, you know, target retire, whatever, you know, or you go to goes into a blind something or other where you have no idea. Right. It just goes into what you picked a one through five tolerance for risk and somebody else invest. Maybe it's just broad indexing. Maybe that's it. Right. Something that doesn't allow this kind of garbage to go on where, you know, they buy, you know, Tesla stock and then approve a huge, you know, oh, we're going to, guess what? We're going to build a, you know, for government funded battery stations all the country. Of course, Elon comes out and goes, we already got those, you idiots. I did that like four years ago, you morons. Amazing what Elon can do and what the, what the government can. Going back to target for just a second, not to digress, but I found WGRZ, thankfully came up with a list of the, uh, the target stores that will be closing, Mike, the full list of locations all in, all in Republican run. You'll be shocked. Yeah. Yeah. Right in the, uh, the thriving, the, uh, you know, thriving, the Minneapolis, uh, location, the retailer said the decision, the close was really difficult. I wonder if that was after half. That was the one they put the BLM on. Yeah. Oh, that was the one they put the sign on that said, please don't burn our store down. We love you. I hashtag BLM lit it on fire. Yeah, that's right. Yeah. Uh, let's see. I'm shocked though. I wouldn't, I'm surprised you wouldn't stay. I mean, you know, like just collecting, you love them. You love, you support them. This is what you supported. Remember you, you, you raised money, you gave money. Yeah. And guess what they did with that money. They agitators hired to whip up people in the community to smash and burn down your store. You idiots. So there you go. There you go. Nice, nice work. What else do you think, Mike? Uh, New York city's East Harlem neighborhood. That's going to be one that's goes down. I wonder why. Chicago, San Francisco for sure. San Fran. Yeah. San Fran. Uh, by the way, before I forget San Fran, Democrat San Francisco mayor, announces plan to require drug testing, which is good in an effort to, if you're going to receive homeless benefits. Right. But the funny thing was in this same passage, they're going to Texas to try to recruit police officers. The funny thing is is that the people they sent from San Francisco to try to recruit people. They didn't come back. They defected like North Koreans. Some of them got jobs. They get over the wall. They come out, they get over the wall. It was hilarious. No, they didn't go back. Well, the other five stores, Mike, three in Portland, Oregon and two in Seattle, five, three in Portland. They're pulling out of Portland together. All of these inner cities folks will be food deserts. You're going to hear that term. It'll be business deserts. It'll be nothing. Well, business deserts, nothing left, but there'll be, but target, don't forget target. Does target sell food? Yeah. Well, yeah. They sell food. Yeah. For sure. Yeah. Well, I don't go on target. So Walmart I know does Costco for sure. Costco is a food store. I don't think target is as big as Walmart as far as like fresh fruit, but definitely frozen food, all that kind of stuff. You know, aisles of pop and water and chips and right, right, right. And all that kind of stuff. But you can definitely frozen food. You can buy bulk frozen food there. So, so there's going to be food deserts, all over the place, business deserts, whatever you want to call them. You know, it's amazing because you know, the, there's no policing. And the sad thing is that is the problem. It's not, there's no policing. I shouldn't say that. Excuse me. No, you're policing your asses off. I get it. There's no ability. There's no prosecution. There's no bill. You guys are arresting people, putting them in and they go right back on the street. They're getting, they're getting appearance tickets. It's a joke. Your point is no, there is no policing anymore because of the system, the Democrats put together where the police officers aren't going to bother. If you're a police officer and you know that somebody is going to be this, this carjacking or whatever is robbery. And you know that there's a potential, you're going to get an altercation where you're in New York state. There's two police officers that have been brought up on charges recently with almost a hundred percent chance that if you do catch that person, that person will be right back. Yeah. A hundred percent. Why would you bother? Why would you bother? You're not going to put your life in line. No way. You want to go home to see your wife and kids too, and your mother or your husband or whatever. You want to be able to spend your Christmas with your family. Why would you do that? And they know that, right? The Democrats know that. This is, you can't be this stupid. I mean, who allows these people to go right back on the streets and say, this is a good idea without correcting this right away. You can say, okay, bail reform. Our intentions were one thing, but when you look at the fact that in New York state, we are now breaking records in towns like Rochester and Buffalo for the most amount of vehicles being stolen. We can say, okay, look at bail reform, put it in place. It clearly did not work. It's been a total disaster. These towns have turned to shit. We absolutely need to go back in the other direction. They're not doing that. They don't care. They want to, and they're doubling down, tripling down on it, tripling down. We invited this liberal on, you actually were on the show with him and he said, things are actually safer since bail reform. That's what his argument was. His argument was, and by the way, his argument was if we have even less police officers, cities like Buffalo will get safer. Well the thought was less police officers, less arrests. Less arrests means less crime. Dude, you got the whole thing backwards, bro. And not only that, but now we know that, right? Now we know, now you can, I mean, literally auto thefts are up 360 % in Rochester. They're not up 3%. You can say, well, you know, in Buffalo and we're in second place. And they can't play, they can't play in COVID. They're trying to like, well, it was a lockdown. People were at pent up, whatever. Remember that was the, that was the reason for the rioting and the ballooning and burning like, well, people had a lot of pent up. We probably should have locked them down. That was a little bit of the reason for the increase in suicides. You guys, you guys increased suicides because you locked kids in their homes, but it wasn't the reason that they went and decided to steal Nike sneakers from a footlocker. So check this out. Speaking of COVID, this is huge. This is, I don't know if you saw this or not, but this is absolutely ginormously huge. Dr. Fauci was smuggled into CIA headquarters without a record of entry where he participated in the analysis to influence the agency's COVID -19 investigation according to the house select subcommittee on the coronavirus pandemic. Did he need to do much with these left -wing CIA agents? Probably not. No, no, no. That's what they're smuggling him in for. Well they smuggled him in because they didn't want anybody to know that he was part of the PSYOP operation, which was hydroxychloric. By the way, the I think it was a Mayo clinic and some other hospitals now have come out as well as the CDC and said hydroxychloroquine, yes, indeed is an effective treatment for COVID. Oh, by the way, ivermectin also an effective treatment. The CDC now approving that. Now mind you, we're going to keep in mind that if there was any other treatments that couldn't get the emergency use authorization for these vaccines that clearly don't work. Amazingly, I'm still seeing people online go signing off my sixth booster on our way for the sixth shot, proud to get our sixth shot. How about how about one the other day, local left -wing nut job got her sixth booster shot, six shot and she still got COVID and then she said, well, I was so good hiding and it got all my shots and then I went to a concert and I got it at this concert. Well, first of all, you don't know that, but second of all, if you have six shots and you six shots and you still got COVID and you actually think that was a good idea, you don't need a vaccination. You need a mental, you need a mental check. I tell you, I know people during the during the COVID, the height of the COVID that were older, some of our clients actually that were prescribed by a doctor a hydroxy quirk when they were taking it once a week as a as a preventative measure. Yeah. And they, to this day have never had COVID. Yeah. And it's, it's, I mean, so it, but the sad thing is again, you know, we couldn't, it's all about the money now. And that's, you know, when people talk about the evils of capitalism, you're seeing some of that. Now, capitalism is the best thing on the planet, right? As far as, you know, lifting the masses out of poverty and creating amazing amounts of wealth. But the problem is this isn't, this isn't capitalism. What's going on. This is cronyism is what's going on. It is, Hey, look at, I will give you these government dollars. You're going to get this patent. You're going to get this. Unholy marriage between business and government. Mark my word. We were talking about Feinstein selling 25, $30 million homes. This Fauci will be on the board of Pfizer. He'll be on the board of Moderna. He's going to get shares of those companies. He will be blessed with with with millions and millions of dollars. His family watch and see, we'll be talking if we're, if you and I are fortunate enough to be around 20, 30 years from now, we'll be talking about the Fauci trust and watch and monitor that trust and see how big that family trust. Well, you see how easy this is now. You look at how they move money around and how the in your face money laundering folks. This is what this is. This is corruption and fraud. Some of the Bidens are great at the money laundering part. They got 20 shell corporation, but guess who's getting the, guess who's going to be controlling the funding to rebuild Ukraine. We pay to destroy it. And guess what? The Hillary Clinton foundation gets paid to rebuild it. Right. And guess who's going to get the contracts to rebuild. Oh, that'll be probably one of the Biden family members or somebody else's politically connected. Right. Remember it was, it was a Joe Biden's brother who got the contract, the multi -billion dollar contract to rebuild Iraq. No building experience, never been a contractor, right? No idea. Right. This is why these projects cost 500 times what they're supposed to cost. This is why when money comes into Buffalo, for example, $25 million to build homes, five get built. And you were, wait a minute, five, are these $5 million homes in the East side? Each of those homes would have been built for a quarter million dollars or less. And yet where did the rest of the money go? And the, the answer is never, we don't know. We don't know. We can't account for it. Or we'd have no idea. Or I mean, how many times have we've seen that in so many places that whether right down the local level or God forbid at the federal level between, you know, Iraq and others. I was telling you last week on the radio, I was reading an article about the grants that were coming into the city of Buffalo to plant trees. And I thought, okay, wow, like this could be sweet. Okay. You know, like I'm a big tree guy. I love trees. I plant trees every year. I do think, okay, that's one way to, first of all, I think it's one way to make a community look great. When you, when you drive around, let's say North Buffalo, all the streets are all tree. They look beautiful. You drive around the East side, it looks like shit, right? So, okay. You're going to take some of my tax money and you're going to directly plant trees. Okay. It's a win for the environment. It looks nice. It's going to bring things together. I'm like, well, where's the catch? This is a government agency. Where are they going to screw it up? You read through and you find out that they're paying $1 ,000 a tree. Now you and I both know that if they're saying it's $1 ,000 a tree, by the time it's done, it'll be two to $3 ,000 a tree. Now you, you're talking about $13 million worth of trees. You and I just planted trees. Every year we plant a few trees around our office, you know, three, four in the spring, three, four in the fall, just so they can start to grow and work their way in. And then, you know, plant more. We pay $250 a tree, plant it. Right.
Fresh update on "justin" discussed on Unchained
"There was also a lot of stuff about the parents making a bunch of money, like getting millions of dollars, getting on payroll. His dad was being paid a million dollars a year. There were a lot of instances of people picking at the corporate treasury in different ways. Yeah. The parents one is interesting because I do wonder if there is criminal liability for that, but not just strictly civil. I don't know. I hear what you guys are saying, and obviously I agree that there was a lot of bad actions and there was a lot of willful, just sort of flagrant people just grabbing money out of FTX wherever they could. At the same time, it's hard to square. Look, if you wanted to just be Justin Sun, you can just be Justin Sun. This is the one industry where you can just do that, as Justin Sun shows very convincingly. I don't think there can be 10 Justin Suns, and so if you're already starting after him, you have to... I think there are 10 Justin Suns, actually. I feel like there's a lot of Justin Sun types in this industry. But if you're going for the opposite market, where you're not going for the Asian market, it is quite different. I do think you have to have... But here's the problem with that story. Here's the problem with that story. This is exactly one of the things also that Michael Lewis talks about. In his interview, he says, here's a quote, this isn't a Ponzi scheme. When you think of a Ponzi scheme, I don't know, Bernie Madoff, the problem is there's no business there. The dollar coming in is being used to pay a dollar out. In this case, they actually had a great real business. If no one ever cast aspersions of the business, if there hadn't been a run on customer deposits, they'd still be sitting there making tons of money. Now, the reality is, and I think actually Michael Lewis, he mentions this in the interview, that FTX US was a total failure. FTX US had almost no deposits, it had very few users, they had almost no market share, and almost all the money he was spending on marketing was in the US market. Their biggest market was Korea. Second biggest market, I believe, was Singapore. Their market share was almost entirely outside of the US. And so the idea that, well, he was such a great cultural figure and it really resonated with people. People outside the US didn't give a shit that he was an effective altruist or whatever. They just traded on FTX because it's just another crypto exchange. How many US funds invested in Binance? I agree with you. But do you think the US funds invested because he was an effective altruist? I think they invested because he's like an MIT crazy grad. Did you read that fucking Sequoia thing? Yeah, but that's not why they invested. Are you kidding me? Come on. You think if he was not an effective altruist, they would not have invested in FTX? I think if they didn't have a nice narrative to be like, crypto has changed. It's not always criminals and scallywags. Look, there's this guy who's doing something nice. It wouldn't have worked. It would not fucking work with the LPs. I really do think that that is a truism. Well, you can argue over the magnitude. But directionally, I think it only helps. Directionally, yes. Directionally, yes. I just think that it was not like, Tarun makes it sound like he was sitting in his lair playing with his fingers and being like, ah, ha, ha, ha. Here's what I should do. I should pretend to be an effective altruist. He's playing League of Legends. That's the lair. Yes, he was doing this for 10 years. He was doing this since he was at Jane Street, before he had any LPs, before he had any capital. Clearly, the only sensible story is that it started from a place of very genuinely trying to perform effective altruism and continued to do it to the very end. He was talking about paying Trump $5 billion to not run. I think this idea that it can be genuine in the beginning and not genuine later is actually quite important for you to consider. It can flip, right? It can metastasize. Look, I agree with you. It can metastasize, right? But did it flip in the sense that at a certain point, he stopped trying to do what he originally set out to do or that his means through which he was willing to do what he originally set out to do became more and more warped over time? I think those are two very different claims. That is kind of the claim that Michael Lewis makes is that he thinks that Sam lost his way, but fundamentally, he was more or less the same guy. He never really believed in crypto. He always saw crypto as instrumental. That, I think, everybody who's ever met Sam agrees with is that Sam was not a true believer. He didn't really care that much about the industry. He saw it as an opportunity to make money, but it wasn't because he loves cars or private jets or whatever. Clearly, he was motivated by all the shit that he was doing. You can argue that he was incredibly ineffective at doing it. Clearly, he's done way more damage to effective altruism than any single person ever and way more damage to every single one of the causes that he was trying to endorse probably gave more ammunition to Republicans than Democrats in retrospect. But I think it's hard to argue that it was a façade. I just think there's a difference between genuine intent at the beginning of an idea and continued following of that intent or that intent got you to a place where you changed your direction. In his case, it seems very clear that he got to a certain place because of that. Then at some point, he realized leaning into it but not really believing the doctrine was more valuable. Now, would you tell me that's still genuine intent? I don't think so. I actually think that means that you're piggybacking off a movement in a way that is disingenuous to its actual ideals. Clearly, that's been shown to be true at this point. But I think this idea that genuine is a static quantity, I dictate I'm genuine 10 years ago and then I'm genuine forever, that's not really how this works, I feel. Yeah. Here's my read. Just looking at things that actually occurred, not trying to read into SPF's mind and think about, well, what did he want? In terms of things that actually occurred, he spent billions of dollars of money that didn't belong to him to pump up the SPF and FTX brand, billions of dollars. How much money did he actually spend on altruistic things that weren't about pumping up SPF and FTX? How much did he actually spend on really furthering the world or charity or genuinely good causes? Very, very little. When I just look at the actual track record, yeah, sure. I bet even $5 billion to Trump was going to all be about the SPF slayed the dragon marketing campaign if it ever happened. All of it was not altruism. All of it was selfish that I can see. Even if he originally started off on this path of trying to do the most amount of good by making the most amount of money and giving it back, the track record doesn't say that. The track record says that he was just extremely selfish. Whether he started that way or not, I don't know. But from an external perspective, I think SPF was not altruistic in his intentions at all. That's fair. I definitely agree with you. When you tally it up, SPF did enormous damage to pretty much everything he touched. Yeah. He was like the reverse Midas. I mean like- Well, that is just Midas, right? I think- Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Some people, that's not true. All of these book authors are making a ton of money. I just bought this book, the number go up book, I'm going to read it because I'm kind of curious. Okay, good, good. Tom, why don't you give me the last word before we switch topics? I'm just so tired of talking about SPF and effective altruism. This feels very much like a flashback from like 12 months ago and I feel like there's more and more news out there in crypto these days. We are going to be talking about this for the next fucking two, three weeks until this trial is over, dude. So get ready for it. Let's take another flashback to our friend Suzu. Oh, good. Yes, so in other news of cryptovillains, Suzu was just arrested in Singapore. He was in Changi Airport. I have no idea why. One would assume that he probably would not want to show his face outside of Dubai where I understand he's normally living. But he was picked up for contempt of court. So I think a lot of people were hoping that, oh my God, Suzu has been arrested. It's probably for being a bad person and crashing the market. But the reason why he was arrested and why he's serving four months in jail for contempt of court is because of his unresponsiveness in the bankruptcy proceedings. So basically he's not picking up the phone and being cooperative and that's why he is in jail. So presumably now he will be forced to cooperate with the liquidators. But as far as we know, there's not been any broader criminal charges that have been brought or alleged against Suzu. So not quite the resolution we wanted, but at this point now we do have the major cryptovillains of the last cycle. SPF now under trial. DoKwan also under arrest awaiting his trial. And Suzu in jail. What about Kyle and his chicken shop? Kyle Davies? Chicken shop? Wait, what chicken shop? We talked about this like months ago. He was like speaking in code on the internet and like nobody knew what he was like meaning, but he was talking about opening up a chicken shop as his next business and everyone thought he was talking about laundering money. But then he did actually open the chicken shop. He did actually open it. Where? Like a fried chicken restaurant in Dubai, I think. I totally missed this. Yeah. I missed this completely. I don't think we talked about this on the show because I would remember this. Interesting. I did not know that he started a chicken shop. Well, you know, uh, if he does not leave Dubai, I'm sure that he will be able to run a great chicken shop, uh, in peace. So, but, um, I, I would assume that both, I think, I think in the, in the press release about the arrest, they mentioned that they also wanted Kyle and Kyle was still at large, uh, or they could not, they could not determine his whereabouts, which I think means probably he's in Dubai. They just have to show up to the chicken restaurant and look behind the camera. They have extradition treaties. So unfortunately, yeah. Uh, hard to, hard to get people out of here. Hey, can I ask a quick question? If you guys made a movie with Suzu and, uh, SBF, who would you cast? Cause I just watched Dumb Money, the movie where they like cast, um, the guy from Parks and Recreation as Ken Griffin and Ken Griffin got very mad and like wrote on the internet about how this guy doesn't look like him or whatever. But like, who do you think you would cast in these worlds? Jonah Hill for SBF. Jonah Hill was the guy who played, uh, in the social network, right? Wait, what? No, super. No, who's the guy? Yeah. What the fuck is his name? Jesse Eisenberg. Yeah. Jesse Eisenberg. Jesse Eisenberg. He's probably too old now, right? Probably. Yeah. He's probably like in his late thirties. Ah, I mean, in Hollywood. Jonah Hill also lost so much weight, so maybe not a good fit anymore. Okay. True. A good actor can manage their weight for the role. Yeah, exactly. Christian Bale. Also, now all the, all the augmented crazy CG stuff, I'm sure that it doesn't even matter. Like you probably don't even. I'm sure the writer's strike doesn't allow you to do that, but maybe, maybe the, maybe the next writer's strike that doesn't have AI writers will. Yeah, it's fine. I mean, at this point in crypto, Chad GPT can write the script. It'll probably make more sense than what actually happened. But Suzu's an interesting character. How about the guy who is Ken in Barbie? I forget that guy's name. Ryan Gosling. You know what I'm talking about? No, no, no. I'm sorry. The Asian, Asian, Asian, Asian Ken fan. Wait, Ryan Gosling for Suzu would be a very interesting casting choice. That, that would be bold. That would be bold, actually. That would be, I feel like that would be funded by Three Arrows. If he had Ryan Gosling play Suzu. They would have Ryan Gosling play Kyle. That actually does make sense because Kyle is, Kyle's a pretty handsome man. So I feel like, I feel like that, that could work actually as a casting choice. Anyway. Yeah. So I don't know. It does seem like we're now getting to the point. Okay. So let's, let's take a step back. SPF trial is about to start. The entire world is going to be focused on this thing. Like it's already front page news. The trial hasn't even started yet. How do you feel about the fact that once again, the entire world is fixated on the SPF story? We're probably not going to see the end of this for like at least a couple of weeks. And there's going to be more stuff after the trial. There's going to be sentencing. There's possibly more trials over some of the, the political donations. It does feel like maybe this is the last step before we finally get some closure on the 2022 kind of, you know, series of terribles. Cause we've got, you know, Dokwan, we've got Suzu kind of, I mean, not really, you know, whatever contemporary court, but now finally the SPF trial is coming. How do you, how do you guys think about that? My assumption is this is not going to be the end. Even if he's guilty, he's going to appeal it. It's going to stretch on. I mean, do you remember what happened with Elizabeth Holmes? Like that thing lasted for seven years. I think SPF has the intention and the means to stretch it out. I feel like this is going to be a narrative for years, unfortunately. Like I wish it was the end of this chapter, but having watched like other cases just stretch on like in perpetuity, I see no reason why he's not going to pursue that same path. I do think if the FTX current creditors are able to successfully sue for damages from his parents, it will be kind of interesting because the Elizabeth Holmes trial didn't have the like clawback aspect of like the company trying to claw back the funds used to fund the trial. Whereas in this case, that is actually true. And it'll be actually quite interesting to see how successful that is as a strategy.
A highlight from Bitcoin Bull Market Will Start When (THIS) Happens!
"Good morning, everybody. It's time to discover crypto. It's Tuesday, September 26. It's 11 .31am. Probably just a minute late, guys. You know what? I had to button up the top. I wanted to try a little bit professional. Actually, I'll tell you what the real deal is. I was going to wear a button -up, and I didn't have any zip -up jackets. And I said, why not just wear a jacket? Quit being a DJ and dress like a man for once. So I'm wearing the jacket today. We got Drew and Tim on the ones and twos. And then there's me in my normal hoodie. Ain't nothing wrong with the Federman gear. I rock the Federman gear, too. True. Yeah. Yeah, there's nothing wrong with it, guys. We're going to talk about why we think Bitcoin bull run is going to start, when it's going to start. Kelly's going to break that down. Also, we got some big, big news. The government shutdown. We're going to break down exactly what happens if the government shuts down. What gets turned off? What doesn't get turned off? Guys, this is less than a week ago. We don't think it's going to happen, but it's good to be prepared just in case. Also, we're going to talk about NASA. Do you know the NASA story? What is the NASA story? They're going to hire blockchain and then pair them with Hollywood to create the second landing on the moon coming your way very, very soon. All right. All right. Stanley Kubrick, you know, rising up like Skeletor. All right. That ought to be a good one. Also, we're going to talk some XRP news, some Microsoft stuff with Xbox and crypto. That could be potentially gigantic and also just some world global stuff. It's going to be interesting. All right. Let's, guys, make sure you are subbed to the channel if you're not already. Hey, maybe even hit that like button on that one video. If you want to check out our other channels, please do. We're always putting out great, great content. Frankie around the blockchain, BitLab Academy, The Basement, NFT alpha, last but not least. All right. Let's look at the crypto market cap here. What is going on with the crypto prices? We're going to go ahead and refresh. I want that freshest Chainlink oracle data. Looks like we're up 0 .3%. So we're up a third of a percent. The market cap is coming in above 1 trillion. We're 1 .08 trillion for the market cap. 24 -hour volume is slightly muted at $28 billion. Bitcoin dominance coming in at 47 .1. Gas is low again. Isn't as low as 11, what we saw, I believe, on Friday, but down to 23 gwei. Pretty low right there. So if you want to get in and out of some alts, now is potentially a good time. Bitcoin is down right in line with the market. The market's down 0 .3%. Bitcoin is down 0 .3%. Ethereum down 0 .1%, down 0 .2 % just for the past hour. However, BNB moving up however slightly. Also, XRP. XRP community in the chat hit that like button. You were up 0 .6%. It's time to celebrate. Also, we have, hey, Cardano's flat when Bitcoin's down. I'm just going to take that as a victory. I'm going to go ahead pat myself on the back for that one. But we are below 25 cents. Cardano coming in at 24 .4. What is up with Cardano at this 25 -cent level? Tim, you're Mr. TA. It loves being right out of quarter. Yeah, well, and before it loved being at 30 cents and then... Hey, don't remind me. And before that, it loved being at I think 50. Before that, it loved being at a dollar. I love Cardano. It's my largest altcoin bag still, and I'm not giving up that conviction of it. Now, it's setting lower highs and lower lows. What do we call that? A bear trend. I'm going to continue to hold to the call that I've made now for over a month. I believe, oh, actually, it's been like two months now. I think we're going to be seeing an 18 -cent Cardano. I called that back even as we were pumping up to 38 cents here not too long ago. I still believed that 18 cents was coming in. And if you're looking at this bear trend, lower highs, lower lows, I think it's going to happen. All right. Speaking of lower lows, a lot of people talking about the truck and how they want to back up the truck and then just buy a lot of these cheap alts. That's what I would do. That's the positive side of this. I wouldn't do weird things with it. People hear bearish price predictions or bearish prices being talked about. And their first thought is to be like, oh, no, that's not going to happen. I can't lose the money. I was like, well, you don't lose unless you sell. And also, if it goes that far, you had an amazing opportunity to buy again. So stay positive. It's a great idea. It's it. I'm rooting for Cardano to get 18 cents and Bitcoin down to 19, 900, 700. You stop that blasphemy. That's yeah. Well, we got right the blockchain. 24 cents is the floor, guys. Just be careful because it is until it isn't. And then it will be, you know, we got that little spike off 21 cents. So I expect a little bit of pressure. And then the psychological level of 20 cents if we fall below this. But I believe we would need to see Bitcoin at 2322 for that to happen. Alright, in the rest of the alt realm here, we have Dogecoin down 1%, Solana down almost 2%. Tron moving on up. Good job, Justin Sun. We have Polkadot down 1 .4%. So nothing really is moving too hard. Even Chainlink's barely moving here. Wait a minute. Did we see some in the 3 %? Law enforcement officer? No, no, no. Why is Leo token down? Hey, you know what we're talking about here. Let's talk about the big gainers though, folks. Looks like Maker is leading the way. It's not much of a pump, folks. 4 .3%. We have FRAC shares up 3 .2%. And then after that, very, very muted. It is right at 1 % for Optimism, Avalanche, and then BNB. So we're really not seeing anything jump too much here. Do you have any of these coins in the top? You have any FRACs? What is up with FRACs? Always moving. Crazy. Avalanche is the first one on that list that I have. I don't have any BNB. I have some XRP, obviously.
Fresh update on "justin" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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A highlight from Huobi Changes Name to HTX and Almost Immediately Gets Hacked
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Tuesday, September 22nd, and today we are talking hacks, hacks, hacks. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Well, friends, today we start this show talking about Ben Armstrong, better known as BitBoy, who was arrested last night after he won, posted to his YouTube that he was going to confront a former business partner about the Lamborghini that he said was his, two, went to said person's door and rang the doorbell, three, did this with a gun and illegal narcotics in the back of his car, along with another business and affair partner to boot, and then four live streamed himself getting arrested. Just kidding. I'm not going to talk about that ever at all. In fact, I will only say this. The crypto space gets exactly the level of influencers it deserves. So perhaps as we think about where we want to be heading into the next bull market, we might want to choose who we listen to with just a hint more discernment. Now, what we're actually going to be talking about today is the plague of this bear market. Well, outside of Gensler, of course, and that is hacks. A wave of hacks impacted crypto firms starting over the weekend. On Friday, Nansen disclosed a security breach at a third party software vendor. The attacker was able to gain access to admin rights of a Nansen account in charge of facilitating client access to the platform. Nansen claims it, quote, managed to stop the unauthorized access shortly after learning about it and launched an immediate investigation. According to Nansen, wallet funds were unaffected. All affected users had email addresses exposed, while smaller user cohorts had password hashes accessed and wallet addresses revealed. Nansen urged all users to double check emails claiming to be coming from the company and be vigilant for phishing attempts. So that was Friday. Then on Saturday, OpenSea disclosed that one of its third party vendors, quote, experienced a security incident that may have exposed information. They warned that user API keys were compromised. The company noted that the incident was not expected to impact any programs which use an OpenSea API key, but that external parties using exposed keys could experience rate and usage limits. OpenSea plans on shutting down existing keys by next Monday and asked users to rotate their keys. A third exploit was disclosed early on Monday morning. Mixin Network, which is a nominally decentralized wallet service, said it lost $200 million in customer assets during an attack early on Saturday morning. Crypto developer Lawrence Day at Function Zero writes, Also, respectfully, how are you losing $200 million from a cloud breach? So this company Mixin was founded in 2017 and had nearly $400 million in protocol funds across 48 chains. The service allows users to send digital assets assigned to phone numbers and its biggest market appears to be Hong Kong. Now the firm said that it can guarantee the safety of around half of user assets, but that guarantee seems to be in the form of a corporate backstop rather than the product of successful threat mitigation. During a livestream on Monday addressing the attack, Mixin founder Feng Xiaodong said, No matter what your assets are, whether it's Bitcoin or Ethereum, we will ensure that half of it is unaffected. We're trying to find a way to recover the compromised money, but that is very difficult. For the other half of the assets, Mixin is considering offering what they are calling bond tokens for users to claim. The firm would later buy back the tokens, making them similar to other token -based recovery schemes seen in the past during events like the Bitfinex hack. A security firm called Slowmist is involved in the investigation and stated that the incident occurred when a cloud service provider database was attacked. Now if this feels like just the latest in a string of big hacks, that's because it is. In 2022, we had the record of $3 .1 billion in funds lost from hacks. And estimates this year include TRMLab saying that $400 million was stolen in Q1, Immunify saying that $700 million was lost in the first half of the year, and then just in Q3 we've had a 126 multi -chain hack in July, a $61 .7 million market -based protocol exploit of Curve Finance in July, $41 .3 million hacked from Stake .com in September, and another July hack of $37 million at CoinsPaid. So from estimates, it looks like this might be the largest hack of the year, roughly the same size as Euler in March. Still, even though it wasn't the biggest, the most high -profile hack of the weekend was disclosed on Monday as well, and that was from HTX. HTX, formerly known as Huobi, suffered the loss of 5 ,000 ETH worth around $8 million on Sunday evening. Justin Sun claimed in a Twitter thread that, quote, HTX has fully covered the losses incurred from the attack and has successfully resolved all related issues. Sun added that, quote, all user assets are SAFU and the platform is operating completely normally. Now, in addition to disclosing the loss, Sun downplayed the impact of the attack, stating that, quote, $8 million represents a relatively small sum in comparison to the $3 billion worth of assets held by our users. It also amounts to just two weeks of revenue for the HTX platform. Sun disclosed the wallet address of the hacker and added, We are willing to offer 5 % of the stolen amount, $400 ,000 USD, as a white hat reward to encourage the hacker to return the stolen funds. If the hacker returns the funds, we will also hire them as a security white hat advisor for HTX. However, they said, if the funds are not returned within seven days, we will transfer the information to law enforcement authorities for further action and to prosecute the hacker. In an on -chain message to the hacker, HTX claimed to have discovered their, quote, true identity. Now, according to Arkham Analytics, the attack affected an HTX hot wallet, which was created in March. Since then, the wallet has received $500 million in deposits from Binance, and on -chain analysts confirmed that funds have now been migrated to a new wallet. Now, there were a lot of comments relating to the name change of this exchange. Crypto Kaleo writes, Huobi changes its name to HTX and gets hacked for $8 million in the first month? Coincidence or tempting fate? Lawrence Day again said, I'm sorry, but renaming Huobi to HTX and then immediately losing millions of dollars is so effing funny that I might have a stroke. Even Binance's CZ said, A week after you rename your exchange after FTX... Jokes aside, our security team will help in tracking hacker funds in all cases where we can. Now, in addition to just the jokes about the HTX name, there are lots of questions floating around about Huobi solvency. To get a sense of some of those theories, go check out Adam Cochran's account. It's a little bit out of the scope of this particular episode, but it's obviously something that we're watching closely. Now it's unclear at this stage whether these attacks had any sort of links, but the small amount of detail available does show some common features. The first three hacks all blamed a third party service provider. While the provider was not named, Nansen did urge them to disclose the security breach. These attacks come just weeks after crypto custody firm Fortress Trust suffered a $15 million attack, which was also related to a security failure at a third party cloud provider called Retool. In that attack, an employee at the software provider was the victim of a phishing attack. The attacker used an AI -synthesized voice clone of an IT support worker to replicate the employee's credentials to access Retool's systems. In their write -up of that attack, Retool said that 27 customer accounts were compromised. All 27 were crypto companies. So the method of attack here, which uses a combination of social engineering and a bypassing of security measures, also bears a striking resemblance to the write -ups of the recent cyber attack on MGM and Caesars casinos. The casino's systems were hacked two weeks ago with customer and corporate data compromised. Postmortems of the attack claimed that hackers used a voice replication of IT workers to gain access. Identity management firm Okta confirmed that the casinos had been using their systems to credential employees. In an August blog post, Okta said that their customers were seeing, quote, consistent pattern of social engineering attacks against their IT service desk personnel, in which the caller's strategy was to convince service desk personnel to reset all multi -factor authentication factors enrolled by highly privileged users. The casino attacks were attributed to a threat actor known as Scattered Spider using malicious software developed by Alfie or Black Cat. Now if these attacks are all part of the same cybercrime spree, it could speak to a group of hackers going after high -value targets like crypto firms. The vulnerability seems hard to address as it involves security training for employees at third -party software providers. And one of the implications is, if these kind of attacks become a systemic threat to the industry, it could mean more crypto firms need to bring sensitive software in -house. That higher barrier to secure operations could make it more difficult for smaller startups to compete in the industry. Now of course for any of you who are listening to the AI breakdown, you'll also recognize that this is not going to be a problem that's unique to the crypto industry. The casino attacks speak to that as well, but the reality is that voice cloning technology is incredibly advanced and just getting more so all the time. Individuals and companies are going to need to develop entirely different modes of operation that recognize the fact that you simply can't trust a voice on the other line of a call anymore. Now when it comes to the impact of these hacks on the industry outside of just the ramifications for the people who lost money themselves, it's hard exactly to know what the real impact is. On the one hand, it certainly lends to a perception of immaturity overall, but at the same time, when it comes to the geopolitics and regulation of crypto, the hacks that are most important to keep an eye on are those that have some sort of geostrategic ramifications, particularly those emanating from the Lazarus Group in North Korea. Still, being this deep into a bear market and trying to match all -time records for hacks is not necessarily the place we want to be overall. The one other story that I wanted to cover on today's show is a bit of a dust -up around the Celsius restructuring. In short, the Celsius bankruptcy could be coming to a close after creditors have voted in favor of the current recovery plan. 98 % of creditors gave the thumbs up to a plan which would see the sale of assets to crypto consortium Fahrenheit Holdings. The acquiring group includes Errington Capital and miner US Bitcoin Corp. Fahrenheit plans to retain and operate mining equipment owned by Celsius under a new corporate structure. The new company also plans to stake Ethereum and monetize other Celsius assets. Some large creditors will receive equity in this new company. And in addition, another $2 billion in liquid crypto will be distributed to creditors. Overall, the plan is projected to provide a 76 -85 % recovery. Now one remaining snag in the plan is an objection from the SEC. The regulator filed its objection last Friday to express concerns with Coinbase's involvement in the process. Celsius receivers plan to use Coinbase as an intermediary to distribute crypto to creditors. The SEC claimed the agreement could require Coinbase to The SEC filing claimed that However, this court should not be asked to approve a deal where their material terms are missing or inconsistent. The regulator also appears concerned about an additional agreement with Coinbase, which Celsius have attempted to file under seal and have not yet disclosed. Coinbase's Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal hit back at the SEC's objection in a Twitter post stating, Now, Wayne Vaughn had a very simple explanation, saying, And of course, this isn't the first time we've seen the SEC stand in the way of a bankruptcy distribution agreed to by creditors. In March, the SEC objected to Voyager using Binance US to distribute crypto to its creditors, which was of course months before the regulator had filed its lawsuit against Binance but still based their objections on claims that the exchange was an unregistered securities brokerage. A very unimpressed judge in the Voyager case called it This time around, of course, the SEC at least does have an ongoing lawsuit that they can point to regarding Coinbase's brokerage services, but the objection does still seem odd given that the regulator didn't seek an injunction to prevent Coinbase from operating as normal in the interim. The Celsius case will return to court next Thursday to hear the SEC's argument and see if the judge is inclined to allow the plan to go ahead. Now one interesting line of discussion are the implications for the spot ETF applications that are outstanding. Adam Cochrane writes, Now, speaking of ETFs, Bitwise filed an amendment to its spot Bitcoin ETF application on Monday, adding 40 pages of research on Bitcoin market structure. The research aimed to preempt arguments from the SEC, which could be used to reject the current batch of ETF applications. Bitwise claimed to show that Bitcoin futures are the primary market for price discovery with spot prices following futures. According to Bitwise, this would mean that the well -regulated CME futures market should be the primary consideration when looking for evidence of market manipulation. They argued that this trading venue should count as a regulated market of significant size for market surveillance purposes. As part of their argument, Bitwise also cited a previous study from 2019, which suggested that Bitcoin's spot market mainly consisted of fake volume, making the relative size of the regulated futures market much larger in comparison. Regarding the price impact of futures, Bitwise found in 2021 that futures markets accounted for between 52 .97 % and 68 .03 % of Bitcoin's price discovery. Now this isn't the first time Bitwise have dropped large amounts of Bitcoin research on the SEC to dispute their claims. They have produced at least two 100 -page -plus reports in support of previous Bitcoin ETF applications. Bitwise Chief Investment Officer Matt Hogan explained his firm's strategy in a Twitter thread stating, That's the happy case. The question is, what happens if the SEC appeals the court decision? In short, we return to the status quo. We're back to needing to prove that the CME Bitcoin futures market leads price discovery over the spot market such that it can serve as a regulated market of significant size for the purpose of surveillance. Unfortunately, existing filings do not include substantively new arguments or research addressing this question head on. Until now, today's amendment aims to address point by point each of the major objections the SEC has raised in prior disapprovals for spot Bitcoin ETFs. In particular, we try to clear up the significant confusion around the growing body of academic literature on price discovery in the Bitcoin market and demonstrate that every well -designed academic study supports the finding that the CME is significant. So friends, there you have it, a little bit of hacks, a little bit of the SEC objecting to something that seems reasonable from the outside. In other words, a quintessential 2023 crypto day. Appreciate you guys listening, as always. And until next time. Peace.
Fresh update on "justin" discussed on The Big Take
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A highlight from "Binance collaborating with MUFG for Japanese stablecoin." Sep 26, 2023
"It's 8am eastern September the 26th, and this is your daily crypto report. Bitcoin is down slightly at $26 ,240, ETH is down slightly at $1 ,589, and Binance Coin is up slightly at $212. Binance is collaborating with the unit of Japanese bank MUFG to explore the issuance of a new stablecoin linked to fiat currencies, including the Japanese yen and other foreign currencies. The joint effort between Binance Japan and MUTB aims to commence stablecoin operations by the end of the following year pending regulatory approvals. Japan introduced a legal framework for stablecoins in June of last year, and they are seen as essential for various financial services and Web3 adoption. Its collaboration marks Binance's re -entry into the Japanese market after acquiring Sakura Exchange Bitcoin in November of last year and gaining regulation by the Japan Financial Services Agency. Coinbase has successfully registered with the Central Bank of Spain. The registration is a mandatory requirement for offering crypto -related services in the country, and it obliges Coinbase to adhere to Spain's AML standards. Although Spain does not currently have a licensing system for crypto companies, it will need to establish one in accordance with the European Union's MICA regulation for crypto issuers and service providers set to be enforced in middle 2024. Well, HTX, formerly known as HuBuy, has been hacked, resulting in a loss of 500 ETH, approximately $8 million. Justin Sun, advisor to HTX and the founder of Tron, confirmed the hack and stated that the firm has fully compensated for the losses, ensuring users' funds are secure. The incident affected one of HTX's hot wallets, which had received around $500 million in deposits from Binance since its establishment in March. Sun mentioned that the $8 million loss is relatively small compared to the $3 billion in assets held by users and amounts to just two weeks' worth of revenue for HTX, but to encourage the hacker to return the stolen funds, the firm is offering a $400 ,000 bug bounty and the opportunity to become a security white hat advisor for the exchange. Despite the hack, HTX's trading operations are continuing as usual. And finally, controversial YouTube personality Ben Armstrong, also known as BitBoy Crypto, was arrested while attempting to confront a former business partner. The arrest occurred last night with no charges listed at this time. Armstrong had been live streaming out in front of the house, with some viewers speculating that he was trying to recover his Lamborghini. The incident follows Armstrong's recent departure from BitBoy Crypto due to concerns about his substance abuse, relapse, and its impact on the community and employees. Well, that's all for us today. Visit us at dailycryptoreport .io for sources and links. And listen to us everywhere else you podcast under Daily Crypto Report. It's pretty eerie, you know, you're in a place that no human's ever been before. This is Armchair Explorer, where the world's greatest adventurers tell their best stories from the road. And four of us were swept down the side of the mountain, and then I knew there was no way out of this thing. From the heart pounding to the inspiring and the downright insane. Find Armchair Explorer, a part of APT Podcast Studios, wherever you get your podcasts. Go and find what it is in the world that matches that wildness in yourself. And anywhere you listen to your podcasts. New episodes are out every Thursday. We'll see you then.
Fresh update on "justin" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Balance of power enrichment. All state, 140 Senate and House seats are on the ballot November 7th. Youngkin is aiming to flip Virginia's Senate to Republican control. A member of the Tennessee three is suing the state's House Speaker and another official over his expulsion from the body earlier this year. Democratic state representative Justin Jones alleges that state Republicans violated his free speech rights. Jones and another state representative, Justin Pearson, both African -American Democrats were voted out of the body earlier this year after participating in a gun violence protest on the House floor. They were subsequently re -elected back to their positions. Jury selection began today in the high -profile case against the founder of a failed cryptocurrency exchange. Sam Bankman freed has pleaded is not guilty to seven counts of fraud and conspiracy. He's also accused of money laundering. The 31 -year -old sat at the top of the cryptocurrency industry when there was a frenzy for digital currencies during the pandemic. prosecutors But say he embezzled billions from FTX customers for personal use, risky investments and campaign contributions. Right now this looks like the biggest fraud in after history Bernie Madoff. The former billionaire is accused of moving massive sums of money from FTX to his hedge fund Alameda Research to prop each other up. FTX When investors tried to cash out, they couldn't. And that is CBS News correspondent Michael George. Still ahead here on WTOP, how much would it cost you for an ad -free version of Facebook and Instagram? President Biden holding a call today to reassure allies of the US's support for Ukraine. Those stories and more on the way on WTOP. When you're replacing an appliance, you need a new one fast. And we know what you're thinking. That means big box store. But here's what you should be thinking. Bray beats big. At Scarf, Bray and
A highlight from Church Growth In and Out
"Thankful God is forever faithful. I don't know if you recognize the Psalm 105 that's not our text this morning but that's been our vibe reading Psalm the last couple of weeks and I felt like it would be great for us to read it this morning because we're going to celebrate with Thanksgiving tonight of all that God has done and I'm sure that many of you are anxious to hear I've already heard from several of you that you just can't wait because we have not told you much because we want to we want it to be a corporate Thanksgiving service and to give thanks and glory to God and so I hope you're making plans to be here at wonderful things to share and how God is faithful to his people he's faithful to work on behalf of his people he's faithful to answer our prayers he done some wondrous things and I'm sure tonight we're not going to have time to talk about all of it but we will share some of the big highlights tonight of all that God had done because he tells us there in Psalm 105 to talk ye of all his wondrous works to make known his deeds among the people and so it's a scriptural thing for us to do and so you pray for the teens I know it's not going to be easy for them to get up and brother Justin talked about glossophobia this morning a little bit as introduction to the lesson this morning but for those of you don't know that's fear of public speaking and so it is one of those fears that people fear and so you pray for the teens that as they share from the Word of God tonight and and you know I told my table I said you when God called me to preach I'm not joking it was a 10 and I remember the first time that I preached it was disastrous and I was a preaching in nursing home and I had a good friend that he said well I'll tell you what we need to do we need to have an all -night prayer meeting to get ready to preach and we spent all night in prayer fellowshipping one with another praying through the night about 6 a .m. we went to McDonald's got breakfast went home got ready for church the nursing home service is 2 p .m.
A highlight from News Block: Bitcoin Outperforms Other Assets, FTX's SBF Jury Questions, Binance vs SEC, Anti-CBDC Bill, Grocery Inflation
"Welcome to the CoinStories news block. I'm Nathalie Brunel and in the span of just 10 minutes, roughly the same time it takes to mine a new Bitcoin block, I'll provide you with concise, insightful updates on Bitcoin and the global financial landscape so you're well informed on the week's top stories. Everything you need to know in one place in one block. Let's go. Bitcoin started the week with a nice little green candle. But zooming out, Bitcoin is officially the best performing asset class in seven of the last 10 years. That's according to data shared by market strategist Charlie Bilello. Between 2011 and 2023, Bitcoin's annualized return was about 145 percent. Compare that to the Nasdaq 100 index at 17 percent, the S &P 500 at 12 .5 percent and gold at just 2 percent. Sorry, Peter Schiff. And for those lucky enough to buy Bitcoin in 2011 and hold, their cumulative return exceeds 8 million percent. Wish that was me. More institutions are eyeing a spot Bitcoin ETF, the latest being Franklin Templeton, another giant asset manager with 1 .5 trillion dollars in assets under management. Franklin Templeton's application joins BlackRock, Fidelity, ARK Invest and several others. As I've reported here on the news block, a spot Bitcoin ETF would make getting exposure to Bitcoin as easy as buying any other stock or bond in a traditional brokerage account. It would increase access to Bitcoin and make it easier for funds to flow into the space. But of course, that's dependent on approval from the SEC, led by Chairman Gary Gensler. The SEC's main complaint for why it has rejected spot Bitcoin ETF applications is market manipulation and fraud. In a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing last week, Gensler answered questions related to the SEC's oversight of the entire crypto industry. Gensler testified, quote, given this industry's wide ranging noncompliance with the securities laws, it's not surprising that we've seen many problems in these markets. Thus, we have brought a number of enforcement actions, some settled and some in litigation, to hold wrongdoers accountable and promote investor protection. Gensler is continuing to hold the court decisions for him in the SEC's lawsuits against Grayscale and Ripple Labs. And when pressed in the hearing about how the SEC will protect investors from crypto fraud, Gensler responded by saying these companies need to be compliant with existing securities laws, adding this. But right now, unfortunately, there's significant noncompliance and it's a field which is rife with fraud, abuse and misconduct. We saw some of that fraud and misconduct with the high profile downfall of FTX. FTX founder Sam Bankman -Fried's case is set to go to trial October 3rd. But this week, a story gaining attention is related to the proposed questions SPF's lawyers want to send to potential jurors. And prosecutors are trying to stop this. The would attribute a crypto firm's failures to the owner of the firm and why, and whether they think it's wrong to donate large sums to political candidates and lobbyists. Another question was about SPF's effective altruism, the idea that he only wanted to amass wealth to give it away and improve the world. And yet another was about whether the juror had experience with people with the medical condition ADHD. Now, the DOJ's prosecutors are worried these questions are aimed at getting jurors that would see SPF in a sympathetic light and have written a letter to the judge to remove these questions entirely. SPF faces more than 100 years in prison if convicted of a number of charges, including fraud, conspiracy and money laundering after he allegedly stole and lost billions of his customers' funds. Meanwhile, Binance, another exchange in hot water with the SEC, also made headlines this night, including the CEO, the head of legal and the chief risk officer. Binance US has also cut a third of its staff. Binance issued a statement blaming, quote, the SEC's aggressive attempts to cripple our industry. Now, the layoffs arrived just as the SEC is accusing Binance of not cooperating with its ongoing investigation. The SEC says Binance US has failed to hand over proper documents that ensure that its customer assets are safe and in sole control of the organization. The recent resignations of Binance US leadership, including CEO Brian Schroeder, only added to the growing concerns. Binance CEO CZ responded saying, quote, there has been some speculation regarding recent management changes at Binance US. Brian Schroeder deserved a break after accomplishing what he set out to do two years ago. Ignore FUD. Keep building. Binance makes up about half of Bitcoin's trading volume, so the government complaints and investigations could delay any spot Bitcoin ETFs from being approved. So I'll be staying on top of this developing story. Now, in other news, in an industry first, Swann Bitcoin announced its plans to launch a Bitcoin only trust company with crypto custodian BitGo. This comes after Swann's former custodian Prime Trust filed for bankruptcy in August, and its current custodian partner, Fortress Trust, was acquired by Ripple Labs. The creation of a Bitcoin only trust company is a positive development given the risks that we've seen arise when custodians hold other cryptocurrencies or do business with companies that handle them. Let's turn now to a bill reintroduced by House Republicans that would outlaw a central bank digital currency or a CBDC. Last week, Republican House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, along with forty nine co -sponsors, reintroduced the CBDC Anti -Surveillance Act. The bill aims to prevent the Federal Reserve from issuing a digital dollar due to the risk it imposes to privacy and individual freedoms. Tom Emmer tweeted, quote, if not designed to emulate cash, a government digital currency would dismantle Americans' right to financial privacy and embolden the administrative state. I won't let that happen. Specifically, the updated bill prevents the Federal Reserve from issuing a, quote, intermediated CBDC, which would be a digital currency issued by the Fed but managed by retail banks. This is a similar system to what's currently being deployed by China with its digital won. Congressman Emmer adds that this bill puts a check on unelected bureaucrats and ensures the U .S. digital currency policy upholds our American values of privacy, individual sovereignty and free market competitiveness. Whereas Republicans are focused on stopping a CBDC, the Fed is only concerned about bringing down inflation. But this past month, inflation was on the rise again. CPI rose to three point seven in July, and that's mainly driven by rising energy and food prices. But don't worry, economist Paul Krugman, the guy who famously said the Internet was a passing fad, notes that if you exclude everything people actually need, like food, energy, shelter and used cars, inflation is actually down. But here in the real world, people continue to struggle with the rising cost of essentials like groceries and gasoline. And instead of taking responsibility for their inflationary policies, some politicians are identifying scapegoats for the rising cost of living. In a speech last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blamed grocery stores for price rises and said the companies could be hit with new taxes if they do not take steps to control food prices. And let me be very clear. If their plant doesn't provide real relief for the middle class and people working hard to join it, then we will take further action and we are not ruling anything out, including tax measures. Leaders of the Canadian grocery store chains responded by saying they are not profiting from inflation because although prices have risen, so have their costs. Grocery store profit margins remain razor thin. In fact, the CEO of one major Canadian grocery chain, Loblo's, said that on a customer's $25 grocery basket, they earn just $1 in profit. Performing price controls or taxing these companies would only negatively impact the available supply of food even more and risk putting these grocers out of business. But once again, government policies are threatening to worsen the problem they helped create in the first place. This is true in America, too. Grocery store profit margins remain some of the lowest in the economy, averaging about 1 to 3 percent. Some grocery stores are struggling to keep their doors open here, especially in big cities amid massive waves of theft. This has even led to cities like Chicago proposing to open government -run grocery stores. Will this help the inflation picture? Doubtful. Of course, inflation isn't the result of grocery stores profiteering. It's the result of central banks and governments injecting trillions of dollars into the economy since 2020. As politicians continue to blame inflation on everything but their spending and central banks continue to raise interest rates to try to bring it down, inflation continues to erode the savings of every household holding the currencies that these institutions manage and control. Bitcoin fixes this. All right, let's wrap up this news block with the craziest Bitcoin headline of the week. It was reported that Paxos accidentally paid more than $500 ,000, that's more than 19 Bitcoin, in a transaction fee. Bitcoin fees are up in 2023, but not by that much. Now, the good news is the mining pool that won that block is going to refund that payment to Paxos. That's got to be a relief. If you want to learn more about Bitcoin fees, full blocks, and what Bitcoin block scarcity means for your investment, don't miss my latest Coin Stories episode with Bitcoin miner Bob Burnett. That's it for the news block, your weekly Bitcoin and economic news update. I'm Nathalie Brunel. Make sure you're subscribed to Coin Stories so you never miss an episode. This show is for educational purposes and should not be construed as investment advice. Until next time, keep stacking.
A highlight from Why Tucker Carlson is a Bitcoiner | EP 825
"Yeah, welcome to Simply Bitcoin Live, we're your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin and religion of carbon making news called Traumatic Warfare. We will be your guide through the separation of money and state before anyone makes fun of me in the chat. My mother -in -law got me these like blue light blocker glasses and I put them on last night and I felt like immediate relief and there's like different shades for it. So like these are like nighttime when the TV is there and then these are like right before you're gonna go to sleep but apparently these are for daytime. Anyways, they're badass, your eyes literally feel like they're relaxing and Opti of course is already trolling me and as well, I'm sure the chat is as well. So that's why I'm wearing these, maybe I'll continue wearing, they feel good, I'm on my computer all day, you know what, I don't care at this point. Anyways guys, today's gonna be a great, great show, orange tinted glasses, I didn't think about that. Today's gonna be a great show, we're gonna talk about the man, the myth, the legend, Tucker Carlson himself. His show last night that he released on Twitter, which I highly, highly recommend, actually has last time I checked, 320 million views, it beat the interview that he did with Donald Trump by like 100 million views. And once again, you have a politician, right, so Justin Trudeau is basically gaslighting saying like, you know, we have to put price controls on the grocery stores for raising the prices and all that stuff. But you have a politician who is literally identifying the problem, he's literally saying the government is the problem, the money printing is the problem, the government is the sole cause of these things. You have an Austrian economist who has a really good opportunity, really good shot at winning the presidency. And why I believe this video was so popular was the same reason as to why I believe that video Richmond, North of Richmond, went viral the way it did. People are feeling the pain, people are questioning the current system, and people are desperately seeking an alternative, which is why I believe this this hardcore libertarian Austrian economist has a really good shot at winning the presidency in Argentina, and the country is currently dealing with 100 % inflation, like, like, obviously, people are questioning it. And when you have a politician who's actually identifying the real cause of inflation, like people put two and two together, right? Javier Meli wouldn't be popular if he didn't strike a nerve. Richmond North of Richmond wouldn't have gone viral, right? Without any of the marketing and any of the push by the big studios, it was just basically a very small studio, it's a guy in his backyard with his dog, literally singing into a microphone. That would not have gone viral if it did not resonate with people, if people weren't feeling the pain that he was feeling, right? So this is, we are living through, in my opinion, the separation of money and state. All these roads, like even if Oliver Anthony, and even if, you know, Javier Meli, you know, and we know he likes Bitcoin, but you know, he wants to dollarize the country, all roads eventually lead to Bitcoin. Some people take the longer road, some people take the shorter road, but eventually it all leads to the inevitable conclusion that we have to separate money from state, because as long as the state has the privilege of being able to create money for free that everyone else has to work for, they will abuse that privilege to benefit themselves and benefit their friends at the expense of everyone else. And this is exactly what Bitcoin fixes. So this is really, really exciting times. Tucker, I don't think he would be at this point if it wasn't with the conversations that he had with Naeem Bukhale. Tucker would not be at this point if it wasn't, if he didn't have the conversations with Michael Saylor. Tucker would not be at this point if he didn't have the conversations with Max Keiser. And even though he was the most popular broadcaster on the legacy corporate media, his words were so dangerous that they had to fire the guy. And that makes sense. Look at all the other articles that are that's coming out of the legacy corporate media attacking Naeem Bukhale, attacking Javier Milli. Because I think they're exposing the fraud that is fiat money and the fraud that is the current established system anyways, it's going to be a great show before we get to it. I want to bring up my legendary co -hosts. We're both wearing glasses now, Opti. Opti was making, I was telling you hard, it's so much fun of me in the beginning, but I'm going to buy you a pair. You're going to be you're never going to take off anymore because I need the colorblind one. Your eyes are literally going to relax, bro. Like your eyes are literally like look at my eyes are like relaxing right now. They're like they're like, oh, like I don't even know what that means that your eyes feel relief. Like you don't even know what that means, bro. I have no idea. I've never looked as cool as you do right now with those glasses on. So I wouldn't know. I wouldn't know. But anything anyways to the opening monologue, which was great, very, very eloquent. And you had that politician rhetoric going right there. I really liked it. I really enjoyed it. One of the things that's pretty crazy is the fact that Tucker got so many views on this. What what I don't know what it is now, but last time I checked, it was like three twenty two, three hundred twenty two million. Like that's damn near the whole U .S. population. And we all know that Fox wasn't getting to every single person in the U .S. Obviously, it's global. But that reach that Tucker has on Twitter or X is just it's absolutely crazy. And this goes back to what we keep saying all the time of breaking the echo chamber and planting these ideas. And of course, Tucker doesn't have to go full Bitcoin maxi like we do on our show. But the fact he's having these conversations, I think does feel like a shift in the zeitgeist and people are waking up. And we've been kind of covering pinpoints and receipts about this constantly, whether it's the song, whether it's a post that I did yesterday in the culture, whether it's the tick tock videos, like people are feeling the pain and they're asking the questions. And so, you know, the soil is right for people to understand Bitcoin and for everyone to get on the Bitcoin standard. So it's just, wow, three hundred and thirty five million views now. OK, the Overton window is crazy, man, is shifting, man. People are sick and tired. People are sick and tired of the gaslighting. You had Opti's ex -girlfriend literally telling people that the cause of inflation is because workers are asking for more salary. Like it's absurd. Anyways, we do have a very special guest today. We have James from Stamp Seed and we're going to talk about the stamp seed before. Look, I got to show off my stamp seed hammer. Look at this thing. Nice. There you go. We got we got to we got to stamp seed hammers. So I'm very excited for the culture. We're going to talk about the stamp seed, why you should back up your Bitcoin wallet seed words on titanium, one of the strongest metals on planet Earth. Is that is that correct, James? That's correct. One hundred percent. Yeah, man. So we're going to we're going to we're going to. We're going to dive deep into all that. And I know a lot of you guys I know that you did you guys did a lot of the stress testing. I think it was Lop that did some of the stress testing comments. Migo, you remind me of Bono from YouTube. It's true, but I don't think Bono was wearing these. I think Bono was wearing these for stylistic reasons. I'm wearing these so that my eyes could relax from the from the evil blue light that's coming out of my screen anyways. So, yeah, you guys did a lot of stress testing on the stamp seed. That's correct, right? Yeah. We haven't had Lop stress tested yet. I think that's in the works right now. But we tested ourselves in house, various different sources of heat. One of them was a blowtorch, which is similar to Elon Musk, not a flamethrower, which is reaching temperatures triple the average house fire. This is one of the plates that we had stress tested. You can see it's been burnt to a crisp. That's why there's all that discoloration. We marred it up. So where you can see those hammer marks are hit. You can still see your letters. It might not come out too clear in the camera. 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A highlight from Orange Pilling Through Sport with Steven Nelkovski & Patrick O'Sullivan
"The beautiful thing about Bitcoin is if it works with baseball, it works with anything. If you think about value for value, the model, it changes everything. Right. Hello. How are you all? Hello from Lebanon. What a cool country this place is. It's really strange. As I travel around the world, sometimes I go to these places where you worry about the economic situation, you end up meeting the most amazing, incredible people, most amazing resilient people, and Lebanon is exactly that. So I cannot wait to get this film out. Anyway, welcome to the What Bitcoin Did podcast, which is brought to you by the legends at Iris Energy, the largest NASDAQ listed Bitcoin miner using 100 % renewable energy. I'm your host Peter McCormack, and today we have Perth Heat on the show. We've got CEO Stephen and chief Bitcoin officer Patrick, Patrick O 'Sullivan. I was going to try and say Stephen's name. I think it's Nelkowski, Nelkowski, I think Stephen Nelkowski. Danny, what is it? Nelkowski. We've never had Danny on an intro before. Nelkowski. Yes. CEO Stephen Nelkowski. Now I've known Stephen for quite some time. When we announced Rael Bedford, he'd already announced his Perth Heat Bitcoin project, and then I met him out in Miami. He gave me a jersey, and we've kind of been knocking back DMs on Twitter for this whole time sharing ideas, talking about what they're up to, what we're up to. There is so much alignment between the Perth Heat baseball team and what they're doing in Australia and what we're doing with Rael Bedford over in the UK. And so yeah, I've been keeping an eye on their progress, been impressed with everything they're doing. They're definitely a little bit ahead of us, but there's so much alignment between us and them. And I know not everybody loves the football side of things, but this Bitcoin and sports thing, I'm telling you, it's so important. It's important on so many levels, there's so many chances to orange pill people by meeting them where they're at. And I'm telling you, Bitcoin and sports is going to be big. So give me your feedback. Let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy the show. Absolutely loved it. Steve is a legend. Patrick is absolutely beavering away like a legend trying to get all the Bitcoin stuff going for them. I'm going to be nicking some of their ideas. Hopefully, we will have some cool ideas. They can nick as well. But yes, let me know your feedback. Let me know what you think. It's hello at whatbitcoindid .com. Welcome, brother. Good to be on. Who's your friend? This is the chief Bitcoin officer of the Perth Heat. You actually the chief Bitcoin officer? That's it. That's the title. Chief Bitcoin officer. That's all I do. That's what I'm trying to get Ben Ark to do for us. You know Ben Ark? Yes. He doesn't even like football. But he comes along. He gets the whole thing. Great role to have. Emerging role. Yeah. You saw that job ad for that Bulgarian team. Yeah. That's amazing. Yeah. We've got a call with them. Joe Hall's trying to get me to talk to them. But there's two upcoming Bitcoin football teams, young whippersnappers. The league is expanding quickly. We've had a couple of recent inquiries from teams in Europe wanting to speak about what we've done with the baseball team. But as we've said so many times on Twitter and in comments that the Bitcoin sports league is a lot closer than what most people think. There's a lot of interest. Yeah. You beat us to it. I think you beat us to it. We had a couple of weeks between us, I think. Was it that close? It was. There was a nose between, I think, the two announcements. We were early November. I think you were late November, early December, something like that. We're talking 21, aren't we? 21? 20 said? Yeah. It was 21. Because I think I announced - November 21? Yeah. I think I announced December 21. Yeah. And we took over the team in April 22. Yes. That's right. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. You just beat us. Justin. So many things have changed since then as well in so many ways. What we thought we'd be doing in two years has just dramatically changed so quickly. It's awesome. There's loads we can get into and we're going to. But let's just do a bit of background stuff just for people listening so we can build the picture of what we're doing. So, like, introduce yourself, what you do, and yourself. I know we know you're the Bitcoin officer, but like, and then just tell people about Perth Heat, who they are, and then we'll build from there. Yeah, easy. So my name's Steven. I'm the chief executive of the Perth Heat, who are Australia's most successful baseball team. We've won 15 national titles. We've had 34 players who have played Major League Baseball. We've got an exceptional relationship with the Tampa Bay Rays, who send us out six to each eight players Australian summer. And these are top end draft picks. So one of the players they sent us last season, Junior Caminero, is on the verge of playing in the big leagues right now. So they send us the best of the best in terms of their young talent. And we build a squad and we play a season in the Australian summer. We've got a history of winning. We've got a history of producing great players. We're also the Bitcoin baseball team. And it's been, yeah, it's been an incredible ride. How big is baseball in Australia? It's big. It's look, it's obviously we've got the big sports in terms of Aussie rules. You've got rugby. You've got strong national teams with the Australian cricket team. You've got the Socceroos, you've got the Matildas. So it's not a tier one sport. But in terms of the quality of the competition, if you look at the fact that Perth Heat have had 34 players who have played for the Heat and then gone on to play Major League Baseball, there's no other team or competition that could produce that sort of statistics. So if you looked at one of the football teams like the Perth Glory, they haven't had 34 players who have played in the Premier League. So it's the competition is extremely tough and would be one of the best winter leagues in the world, especially with our association with Major League Baseball. So they send players out to you to get game time. And they also scout players that you have got of your own. There's a bit of scouting. There's international scouts in every city. But the idea of sending them out to us is they will see how the players will react in a foreign environment, a different style of baseball, different time of year. How do these players go in an environment over Christmas, New Year? Some of them are coming back from injury. Some of them have had interrupted seasons. That's a good chance for some of them to also build game time. But it's a program now with Tampa. Then in the last five years, we've had five players already play Major League Baseball. Jacob Lopez was the last just a couple of weeks ago. And as I said, Junior Caminero is knocking the house down, his 27 home runs this year. It's just a phenomenal generational athlete. And what kind of crowds do you get? Yeah, they vary across the weekend. We play a series. So we'll play Friday night. We'll play two games on a Saturday. Two? Two games on a Saturday. And then we'll play another one on a Sunday. So there's four games in the space of 72 hours. And the crowd's roughly between 5 ,000 to 7 ,000 over the weekend. OK, wow. So two in a day. What kind of demands are put on the players? Well, it's different. So baseball, if you're a pitcher, the demands are extreme. Every time you throw the ball, it is logged. It is monitored. It is counted. If you're an outfield player or an infielder, one of the batters, then that's what you're built for. You're built to play every game. So all the pressure's on the pitcher? Pitchers, yeah. Good pitching will win you championships. You need a really strong pitching lineup to bring in the different times of the game. And that's the part of your lineup which you really have to monitor so carefully. Because you could start a series with a pitcher. And if he doesn't perform well, when you bring him out of the game, when you introduce someone else. And then if they don't perform well, how quickly do you run through your rotation knowing that you've got four games to get through? So there's a lot of analytics that we look at, we monitor. And as we said, that pitch count is very, very closely watched. I've been to a few baseball games. I've been to see the A's. I've been to see the Dodgers a few times. I've been to see probably your team. Yes. We went to the Yankees. Yeah, we went to the Yankees. It was too hot, wasn't it? Yeah, it was so hot. It was so hot. Our knees were burning. There's not many roofs on the stadiums, yeah? So you're sitting out in the sun, yeah, baking. But there's heat, but it was too hot. Our legs were in shorts, our legs were burning, so we just went and stood at the back and drunk beer. Then the Yankees get absolutely back. I think they were 10 down within two innings. It was like insane. Yeah, but it's a crazy game. It can be 10 down, and you can still win. My wife has now accepted that no matter how far in front we are in a game, she won't relax until that last out. You can be 6 -0 up, 8 -0 up, and you can still lose a game just like that. It's very, very different of football. In football, if you're 3 -0 up, it's effectively game over, yeah? But in baseball, a three -run lead, a four -run lead, it can change with just one pitch if a batter walks, and then suddenly things just change. It's taken a while to understand and to even get comfortable with it. When I first started in the role five years ago, baseball traditionalists would say, well, that's baseball. It's like, no, it's not. It's bad game management. But yeah, it's baseball. It happens in the big leagues. It happens in Australia, and sometimes it happens with Perth Heat. And so your wife, is that because she's got into the baseball, or she's planning for what your move's going to be like? Bit of both. She has to be into it, but I'm not a good loser at all. Yeah, I'm not probably the best person to speak to if we lose a game for a good 24 hours. After we lost the championship series, that 24 hours was probably four months. Mate, honestly, I know exactly how you feel. We lost three games last season in the league. We lost one cup game, and then we got thrown out of a cup because we played an illegible player should have been suspended, administrative error. Every single one of those, I was not good for 24 hours. I spent the next 24 hours saying, what did I do wrong to contribute to that? Even though it's the team and the manager, it's like, what could I have done more? Could we have prepared the team better? Did we not provide the right resources, or did we not get the balance of the roster correct? There's so many things that go through your mind, but yeah, I'm certainly not a good loser. Were you a Perth Heat fan before? No, with a surname like Neil Kobski, you grew up with a round ball in my household. I was a football fan from an early age. This is a true story. Before I took the role with Heat, I had not watched a baseball game from start to finish. I had not watched a full nine innings. I'd watched parts of a game, but I hadn't watched a whole game. That first year in charge was challenging because you'd be with corporate partners, and I didn't know all the rules, and something would happen during a game, and they'd ask, why did that happen? I'd scratch my head and say, I'd have to find out for you. I'm obsessed with it now. My wife loves watching players steal bases, just running from base to base or trying to steal. Then I look at my family, Grey Caritage, and they're all into it and enjoy coming to the ballpark. Most people I introduce do enjoy it because, again, it's a different sport in terms of the pace of the game. You can relax a little bit more and then sit back and enjoy the menu of the hot dogs or the crackerjack and see some home runs in the background. Well, you don't understand the sport. It's a bit like cricket, right? Most Americans, almost every American does not understand cricket. Are you trying to explain test cricket, that it's five days, two innings each, it could rain and end in a draw? Nobody understands it, but when you understand the game, you understand what brilliant test cricket is. Like my son, he watched the Ashes with me, and I had the first two tests, I was explaining how this works, why they might declare, what the follower knows, which never got used. Trying to explain the strategy of it all. And then once he understood, he got into it, and I was mentioning going to watch baseball. I said to you before we started recording, I was dating that girl in LA, so we were going to watch the Dodgers. It was a playoff season, and I must have gone to maybe five games. I went to the game, I don't know if you know the one where Justin Turner hit a walk -off home run in the playoffs. I think it was against, it might have been the Cubs, but by the way, that itself was an unreal moment. The great finish there. Unbelievable. But I had a guy who was sat with me each game explaining it to me. And one of the things I'd never known about is the whole pitcher strategy. My from assumption the little I'd watched here or there, it was just one guy all game. And if somebody came on and it was injury, I didn't realize you're strategically placing different pitchers in the game, especially towards the end of the seventh, eighth, ninth innings. I didn't know any of that. And so once you understood that, you understood the strategy. And then there's huge strategy, whether you're bringing in a left -handed pitcher to pitch to a right -handed batter, left -handed batter, or someone that can face up to a curveball better than a slider, et cetera. Explaining the game to someone in baseball is a lot easier in the ballpark. If you're watching it off the screen, it's a bit harder to pick up. If you sit in the ballpark and you've got someone that can explain the rules, you will understand it a lot quicker than watching it at home. But the strategy behind pitching is nuts. The movie Moneyball and the strategy behind the analytics is spot on. There's so much you can gain out of the numbers. And that's a big part of our relationship, even with Tampa, is the Tampa front office and what they have in terms of identifying talent and how they use it is something that is a great benefit to an organization like the Perth Heat as well. There's a whole Moneyball thing that started coming to football as well. I know specifically teams like Brentford and Brighton have used it. But they're using it in a different way. They're trying to identify talent, which they sell out. I mean, Brighton. Can you look up their sales of players? I mean, Brighton. They have a profit of 130 million pounds, was it, this summer? I mean, historically, they weren't ever a Premier League team. No. It's only in the last, what, five, six years did they become Premier League? They're now established. But the volume of players they sell and the rates they sell their players for, have they got recent sales? Yeah. Let me pull it up. It was the same with Southampton. They kind of had that strategy as well. So there we go. Okay. Caicido, 160 million euros. McAllister, you went to Liverpool, 42 million. Sanchez, 23 million. But there's more in the previous. I mean, is that just this season? Yeah, that's this season. Did you have last season as well? I don't think it was on him. What was up at the top when you scrolled to the top? That was people who had come in. Right. Okay. But this is their whole strategy. I mean, they're now talking, this guy just got a hat -trick. The other Ferguson got the hat -trick against Newcastle the other day. People are starting to talk about him. And they've managed to have this rotation of players. Even though they're selling their best players, they've got these new ones coming through and they've got like an identity, which means it's a profitable business. Luton were the same. So Luton Town managed to get back in the Premier League from going into non -league, which itself is incredible. But they had a whole strategy of bringing players through and it's part of their revenue model. Does that perform part of your actual revenue model to develop players? For Perth Heat, it's a little bit different because if we have players that we continue to develop, they'll get drafted. And the draft system works a little bit differently to football where the club doesn't take the profit. The actual transfer fee goes direct to the player. Oh, wow. It's one of the first questions our board of management asked when they took the license over. How can we develop players and on -sell them? But it doesn't work like that in baseball, unfortunately. So, yeah, we've got a great farm system of producing young Aussie talent to go and pick up minor league contracts. But there's no return there to the club, unfortunately. Were you a baseball fan before you joined? I mean, I played when I was a kid. But not much of a fan. No. No, it was strictly because of the opportunity that came up that I joined. And when did you join? When? Same time. So about a year before, when the talks happened about, well, maybe this is something that we might be able to do. And then what the details look like for making it a possibility for a team to embrace Bitcoin as much as the team has. And then suddenly realizing that it's going to be significantly more work than what it first appeared to be. Because I didn't really have a role there to begin with. I didn't have a job. I wasn't working there at all. But then sort of trying to orange pill the board after Steve got it and to show them what we could do with it. It was very much, this is the idea. This is what we think we can do with it. And their attitude was, OK, go out and prove it and show them exactly what we could do to kick things off. And then from there, it was just small win after small win. And then realizing, well, if we're going to actually do it and announce things in November about just how far down the rabbit hole we were going to go, that we couldn't just, you know, Bitcoin is not at the point now where you can just launch and say, OK, everything worked perfectly. I mean, you know, it's so hit and miss with things that will work and things that won't work. And that's integration with systems that are already in place, especially when you're talking about a business of this size. You know, it's not your micro strategy. We don't have teams and teams of lawyers or people that can look after all of the various elements. And to go all in on Bitcoin means really restructuring how you do everything. And eventually that came back to me as my sort of ability to transition and see what will work, what's going to work now, what will work in 90 days from now and what it's going to look like in 180 days from now. All of that has changed and just somewhat to stay on top of that and to help integrate it into the systems that Steve is already looking after. Yeah. So I'm going to be interested to compare and contrast what you've done to what we've done, because like we're tiny. You know, our crowds are tiny. When we take, if you want to pay with Bitcoin on a match day, we're talking a handful of transactions. You got up to 7000 people there. So that's that's an entirely different beast. What were you, sorry Steve, what were you doing before you joined? My background is media marketing, so I used to be a sports reporter on one of the commercial networks here in Australia with Channel 7. I was there 14 years as a broadcaster, used to commentate to football games. But after being a reporter for the best part of 15 years and seeing how sports organisations run, that's where the real appetite for running a sports organisation came in and wanting to win championships. So I went and worked for a local football team, which is the Perth Glory, who play in the A -League. I was in a media marketing role there for a few years. Is that where Robbie Fowler played? He did the great man. God. Yeah. He used to come over to Mum's house every week for dinner. Shut up. Yeah. Are you serious? A gentleman. One of the most beautiful men. Yeah. We're always on the text to each other. He's a... You're friends with Robbie Fowler? Yeah. There we go. You're in. I want an interview with him. He's one of my childhood heroes. Oh wow. Yeah. And you know what? He's just a lad. He's just brilliant. He came and played for the organisation. And yeah, it was Monday night's dinner at Mum's house. He loved the Greek food, so we kept to a winning formula. That's unbelievable. Do you know the song the Liverpool fans sing about him? About we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Do you know about this? I don't know. So Robbie Fowler is one of the footballers who was very smart with his money. He just bought just properties all over Liverpool constantly. And see, he's got this huge property portfolio in Liverpool. And so the Liverpool fans sing, we all live in a Robbie Fowler house. Yeah. He's a... He's God. He's God. He's just an awesome guy. Good fun to hang out with. And yeah, made so much time for the people of Perth. We had a great year together. And he's also very cheeky as well. There was a time where we weren't performing too well. We'd lost, I think, five games on the trot. And it was the time that Wayne Rooney was having a whole heap of issues with Manchester United. And we were about to do this live TV cross for Channel 7. And we knew the chairman wasn't too happy at the time. So I said, we've just got to try and deflect here. And Robbie had been in the UK for a week. And the presenter said, so Robbie, what was the trip to the UK all about? And he said, it was to chat to Wayne. And my phone had been, the media marketing guy just blew up, Fleet Street just went mad with this. It was just an off -the -cuff joke that we were trying to sign Wayne Rooney. And it was just everywhere within hours and we had to put out a press release and it was great because it deflected off the five losses that we'd had, but it was just a bit of a piss take. What was his scoring record like at Perth? Look, it wasn't as good as what it was at Liverpool. We would have been nice for him to score a few more goals, but the team struggled a little bit that year. And I think he ended up maybe with a dozen goals from memory somewhere around there. But it was a good year. And then again, I remember him taking out a little urn when England won the Ashes out before a game. And he put it up on his head and there was photos of it. He's just a great prankster in a lot of ways. He's an awesome person to have in your change room. And yeah, I'm really happy to call him a friend. So I went down the Robbie Fowler rabbit hole with my son the other week because, did you watch the Liverpool Newcastle game the other week? No, I missed it. Right. So I said to my son that there were two games when I was a kid when Liverpool played Newcastle. There were four, three consecutive years. The first one was a back and forth. I think Liverpool went 1 -0 up, then Newcastle went 2 -1 up, then Liverpool got it back to 2. Then they went 3 -2 up, then 3 -0. Liverpool went 4 -3. Stan Collimore in the 90th minute. It's an unreal game. And then a year later, Liverpool went 3 -0 up, Newcastle got it back to 3 -0. And then in the last minute, Robbie Fowler scores ahead of this flying header to go 4 -3. And so I then just had to explain Robbie Fowler to my son, why everyone said he was God. And we went down this kind of rabbit hole of Robbie Fowler goals. I was always really sad, though, because when he left Liverpool, I'm trying to remember, was it Leeds and Man City he went to? Did play both, yeah. Yeah, and I just couldn't accept him, not in a Liverpool shirt. Not in a Liverpool shirt, yeah. It didn't make sense to me. No, iconic to that club, and yeah. Absolute legend. Sorry, there's a bit of a tangent. OK, so going from commentator to chief exec, that's quite a jump. Did you have to kind of prove yourself you were capable? Did you have to pitch yourself for it? Look, I did the four years at Perth Glory in a media marketing role. I then stepped outside of sport for the first time in my career and just did some sales, what they called home and land packages here in Australia, selling some land in the house with it, and quickly went into a management role there with one of the companies. And then the opportunity came with the heat, and I was given the chance to run my first club, which was good because at the time I'd just started as president of a football club as well. So the management position was quite similar. I've run both roles now for the last five years, which has been brilliant. What is the mandate for the chief exec? How does it compare to, say, a chairman in a football team? Just look, every club's structure can be a little bit different, so yeah, a chairman for us is one of the shareholders, majority shareholder of our club, so he's who I report to. I've got the day -to -day running of the organisation, and I report to our chairman. What are the main things that you're responsible for the team in ensuring they've got the resources they need? Everything, yeah. Everything, yeah. I run the organisation. So it's basically probably almost identical to my role. Correct. Yeah, absolutely. Bigger numbers. Yeah, there's bigger numbers, but I don't think it really matters, and there's probably a good contrast with a football club. Whether you've got 10 members, 100 members, 1 ,000 members, a million members, the communication is still the same. You still treat your members the same way, regardless of how many zeros are involved. It's the same if you do a social media post, whether your club's only got 50 members or 50 ,000, you're still putting out information. So in some ways, don't get scared by the numbers. It's treat the position with respect and your members and partners, et cetera. Again, corporate partners, regardless of what the partnership value is, they're a corporate partner.
A highlight from "SEC Chair Gary Gensler reiterates tough stance on crypto" Sep 14, 2023
"It's 8 a .m. Eastern, September the 14th, and this is your daily crypto report. Bitcoin is up slightly at $26 ,496, ETH is up slightly at $1 ,625, and Binance Coin is up slightly at $212. SEC Chair Gary Gensler reiterated a tough stance on the crypto industry during a conference, emphasizing that much of the crypto space is non -compliant with securities laws and Gensler expressed concerns that issues in the crypto industry could affect the broader economy by eroding investor confidence. He described the crypto economy as relatively small but potentially impactful. Gensler also highlighted the prevalence of misconduct in the industry and criticized attempts to circumvent regulations, notably he didn't call for new legislation in the sector. Well, crypto services provider Paxos has been identified as the entity responsible for paying an unusually high fee of 19 .89 Bitcoin or around 500k for a Bitcoin transaction involving around just $200. The company acknowledged the error, describing it as a bug on a single transfer, and stated that it had been resolved. Paxos is in contact with the miner in an attempt to recover the funds. With crypto exchange, Hobi has rebranded internationally as HTX and is focused on expanding. The aim is to apply for more licenses in various jurisdictions over the next decade, according to Justin Sun, an advisor to the firm. HTX will serve the English -speaking user base, and the exchange has already obtained seven licenses in different countries, including Lithuania, Dubai, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil. The rebranding aims to make the name more accessible to Western users. HTX plans to involve users in the listing process by holding votes on which crypto projects to list, making it more democratic. Okbank, Thailand's second largest bank, has created a $100 million fund to invest in Web3 and AI startups. Within Web3, it will consider various tech startups, including those involved in ZK proofs and liquid staking derivatives. The fund aims to invest in over 30 startups and funds worldwide, focusing on the U .S., the EU, Israel, and AIPAC. And finally, crypto exchange OKX is aiming for long -term partnerships with sports giants McLaren and Manchester City. Their deal with McLaren is currently in four or five years, and they aim to extend it for a decade. OKX's global chief marketing officer expressed the company's commitment to forging lasting partnerships in the sports world. Well, that's all for us today. Visit us at dailycryptoreport .io for sources and links. And listen to us everywhere else you podcast under Daily Crypto Report. Hey, my name is Lo van Ruemf, and I've been working my ass off as a celebrity stylist by day and a podcast host by night. At the Low Life podcast, it's all about keeping it real. We're talking fashion, beauty to religion, sex, drugs, mental health. I mean, there's no topic off limits here, and vulnerability is mandatory. You can find my podcast, The Low Life, that's L -O, no W, everywhere and anywhere you listen to your podcasts. New episodes are out every Thursday. We'll see you then. It's pretty eerie, you know, you're in a place that no human's ever been before. This is Armchair Explorer, where the world's greatest adventurers tell their best stories from the road. And four of us were swept down the side of the mountain, and then I knew there was no way out of this thing. From the heart pounding to the inspiring and the downright insane. Find Armchair Explorer, a part of APT Podcast Studios, wherever you get your podcasts. Go and find what it is in the world that matches that worldness in yourself.
A highlight from What You Need to Know This Week (September 13th)
"Hello, and welcome to Crypto Cafe with Randi Zuckerberg. I'm your host Randi and in this cafe we embrace newcomers and experts to all things art, innovation and technology disruption. Our new recurring theme of this weekly podcast is what you need to know this week in the world of innovation in 10 minutes. I'm joined each week by amazing teammates from our team at Hug to break it all down for you. If you're not familiar with Hug, I encourage you to check us out at thehug .xyz. Our mission is to democratize access to art using technology and education. We educate people on all of the latest and greatest around AI, digital art, NFTs, you name it. We have tons of free resources and a really loving, wonderful educational community. So again, check us out at thehug .xyz. Each week on Crypto Cafe we provide what you need to know this week to be an interesting conversationalist, to sound smart at cocktail parties and to know everything you need to know in the landscape of AI blockchain, you name it. So let's jump right in. I want to introduce this week's guest contributors. I'm joined first in the Crypto Cafe here by Hug contributor, Tina Lindell, Marketing Manager at Hug. Hello, Tina. Welcome back. Howdy. Hello. It's good to be back. I'm excited. You did such a fantastic job last week that we, you know, Debbie better watch her back or she's going to have a, you know, permanent replacement here on the show, but it's great to have you also joined by Crypto Cafe staple Michael Liddig, Director of Creator Programming at Hug. Hello, Michael. Hello. Hello, friend. All right. So we are going to get into all what you need to know this week in the world of creativity, innovation and technology. And the first is we're going Justin Bieber. I, you know, I have to say that Justin Bieber has been at the forefront of a lot of innovation over the course of his career. But Tina, you specifically want to talk about how he's selling royalties for his song that's coming up as NFTs. Tell us more. Yes. So this is very exciting news for all the Beliebers in the metaverse. We have a writer and producer, Andrea Schuler, AKA Accident is selling NFTs for Justin Bieber's song Company, which was initially released in 2015. There will be 2000 NFTs available, each priced at the equivalent of about $28 in Ethereum with the total sum of those representing 1 % of the streaming rights. Buyers of this NFT get the utility of part ownership to the song streaming rights means that when the song makes a profit, if you own the NFT, you get a little piece of that too. Now, where this brings me where I'm excited is that many people believe that creator royalties are one of the most exciting parts about blockchain technology, which automatically send a percentage of profits from a sale to the creator. While blockchain based royalties have been life changing for a lot of independent artists, there are challenges with marketplaces like OpenSea and Blur not enforcing them. So back to the Justin Bieber stuff, whether you identify as a Selena Gomez or Hailey Bieber kind of girly, it is exciting to think about how these royalties cannot just empower the artist, but also their fans too. So Michael or Randy, what do you guys think of all this? Yeah, Michael, weigh in first and then I'll jump into some thoughts. Yeah, first of all, shout out to the Beliebers out there. I just wanted to say that on the radio. So first of all, second, Justin Bieber is always at the forefront of innovation. So hats off to Justin Bieber. I actually ran the numbers on this because I wanted to really kind of understand what this looked like. So essentially, if you were to buy this NFT, you would get 0 .0005. So three zeros and a five of the percentage of the stream. So let's just run a number. Spotify pays artists about 0 .003 cents per stream. So Justin Bieber has gotten up to 1 billion streams, which means that he gets paid $3 million in royalties. Now the producer has a little bit of share of that. So let's say 20%, around 25 % is going to be around $750 ,000. So if I own that NFT and I'm getting a percentage of these random numbers I just put together, I'm going to get about 375 bucks if there are a billion streams. Now, I think that's pretty awesome. Listen, to pay 20 bucks and to participate in the success of this art piece, I'm all for it. So yes, yes, yes. First of all, I love that we just did a math equation on the podcast right here. I'm so here for that. I know. I feel like that needs to be on a standardized test. It's like, okay, if Justin Bieber sells this many NFTs and there's like this many streams on Spotify, like the most tech savvy math question. But I love this and I love this for so many reasons because we've already seen this real shift towards creative projects being funded through crowdfunding. We've seen movies go to the Sundance Film Festival that have been crowd funded online. And I think this is the next evolution. If consumers are going to put money towards creative projects to help them get made, why not actually have a stake in them and participate in the upside of those projects? So I'm really excited about this and I'm excited for a huge performer like Justin Bieber to be doing it. All right, Michael, on to you. We talk a lot about AI here on this podcast, on my live Sirius XM show, and you wanted to bring an article to the table about how open AI is a little bit failing. So tell us more. Yeah, so basically when ChatGPT launched, all these universities, all these schools were like, oh crap, what are we going to do? No one's going to do their homework anymore. How can we know if someone wrote that article? And they said, well, you know what? We have these writing detectors that can detect that whether it was made by AI. And guess what, y 'all? It doesn't work. They don't work. They're all false positives. So what's happening actually is that the US schooling system is now beginning to embrace AI and ChatGPT. So up to many universities are starting to actually teach ChatGPT as a part of their framework, really looking at, as we talk about on this podcast, AI as a tool, as a collaborator. And so I wanted to bring this to the table, one, so you can just start to encourage your students. Yeah, you can use ChatGPT. In fact, it's going to be how we use ChatGPT. It's going to determine how we use communication in the future. So better get started now. I love it. I'm envisioning like the future greatest writers of our country, like in the principal's office being accused of using AI for their writing. And they're like, no, I actually legitimately wrote that. And they're like, no, human could never write that. Tina, what do you think? Do you think that schools will embrace this? Or do you think that there's going to be really kind of a push pull for a while? You know, this really brings me back to when I was in high school, and we were not allowed to use the internet to write papers.
Joe Scarborough: Dems Agree Biden Is ‘Too Old to Run’ Again
"Then today on the morning show i'm just showing you what a complete putz this guy is and by the way he's the favorite putz of mediaite and colby hall colby don't touch that colby certainly not in public says colby now here he is today dave scarborough catch one ego well i a m willie justin answered david's question mika and i everybody we talk to every political discussion all uh it talks a lot a lot about proper when it comes to joe biden people say man he's too old to run isn't he i could have how about that folks he just said that people bring that up as a way to from trump did you know mr this he just said you know he's too old a republicans say so he's going to get crushed but he doesn't there's no red wave didn't he just say that the other day mr producer and then today he says everybody tells me he's too old everybody tell everybody tells me joe scarborough that you're a moron but everybody's and i think they are there so what's he talking about he's talking about what i summarized as the david ignatius disorder and everybody needs to talk about this article very important because when david ignatius writes something
A highlight from AJ Got HACKED! (Here's What Happened)
"Hey what's up, I'm AJ Rice Crypto and I want to be honest with you, this video, pretty embarrassing to make. So I kind of got stuck and then I got hacked and I want to explain what happened to me so it doesn't happen to you. To be fair it wasn't for all of my crypto but it was a good amount of money and I do have a ledger in crypto you know on different places and stuff like that. I've already pretty much have been made whole from what happened luckily like I have friends that help me out and one of them has a pretty loud mouth, I'm sure you get the joke but thanks to Loud for helping me out and I'm trading it back. But basically what happened is I wanted to use a trading bot that a couple of my friends were talking about that was on the Binance Smart Chain. The minimum buy -in was $5 ,000 so I put $5 ,000 and change from Ethereum to Binance using a cross -chain bridge called Seabridge. The transaction Seabridge worked just fine and my money was on Binance. Naturally the same day I moved that money to Binance the trading bot was migrating to like another thing and it was down for a couple of days so I kind of had to sit on the money and just wait for it to you know come back up. At the end of the day I had never actually used the trading bot because I was going to trade in my old car for a better car and I still did that but I wanted to use some of that money that I sent there for my vehicle. So when I went to move my funds back from Binance to Ethereum the same bridge that I used before Seabridge wouldn't let me do that for whatever reason. So I had to find a different bridge to go back to Ethereum and in the past I remember I used this bridge called AnySwap and it worked just fine and then I learned that AnySwap got rebranded to Multichain and I clicked on their Twitter I should have read the tweets underneath I did not you know they had almost 300 ,000 followers a hundred people I follow also follow that page and I just oh they just rebranded everything will be fine. One of the biggest mistakes here is that I didn't even send a test transaction. You know to be honest with you guys I'll keep it real with you like I've been in crypto for a number of years at this point I've personally have written over 300 videos for this company I'm in the game I know what's up I'm well researched I know what I'm talking about and because of that you know I kind of have an ego that gets a little bit too big sometimes and I really think this whole thing was a lesson in disguise because you know it definitely humbled me a lot because if you don't do that due diligence and you don't do your homework this is the kind of things that happen to you and you know it's just a fair reminder that crypto is a treacherous treacherous place and it can be a scary place for your money if you're not careful and if you don't do that homework and don't do your due diligence so lesson learned in that behalf. I did not send a test transaction and I also didn't know that the multi -chain bridge was just kind of not really working anymore but I just assumed because any swap rebranded that it would be fine but this isn't the worst part I sent that $5 ,000 back to ethereum and you know three hours went by and I looked at my metamask and I was like dude it's still not there like what's what's going on here you know what I mean so I went back to the twitter and I clicked on the telegram link that's in their twitter page on multi -chain's twitter page you know and like I said you know 300 ,000 followers 100 people I follow follow this page like I kind of thought that it was legit so I get into the telegram and I say what happened and someone messages me and they say hey like can I call you and I was like yeah sure so I got on the phone and there was this woman on the phone and she was like hey like what happened and I was like well I you know send $5 ,000 on the crosschain bridge and it didn't hit my ethereum yet and she was like can you prove it so I sent her the transaction on bsc scan and she was like oh okay so we just got to get you to claim that money and you'll be able to get it back and I was like oh yeah totally perfect and but then the conversation started to get a little weird she wanted me to download this other app which was just the crypto .com defi app so that's fine because I know that's a real app from crypto .com and then once I imported my metamask she said that she wanted me to change the language to vietnamese and at that point I realized that I was just dealing with a scam like this is already a scam like this this is bad and I panicked while I was on the phone with her and out of just habit I just bought a sappy seal and I moved my sappy seal from my ethereum wallet to a different ethereum wallet and then I just started kind of backpedaling out of the conversation like hey there's no reason I should change my language to vietnamese it was all because the claim button that does not exist on multichain wouldn't so she wanted me to use the browser on the crypto .com defi wallet because apparently it would show up on that browser so I followed her that far but when she wanted me to change my language to vietnamese I knew that something was up and I was just like why won't this claim button show up on this website and then you know we talked for a couple more minutes and then out of nowhere she hung up the phone and I refreshed my metamask and all of the crypto left in my metamask gone disappeared just like that I never gave her my seed phrase I never gave him my passport I never shared my screen I never did anything like that and I still for the life of me don't know how they drainbotted my metamask and you know I talked to Justin Williams about this and he obviously has you know somewhere down the line he's been hacked before too and he told me that you know whatsapp has like an encryption where telegram doesn't have the same encryption that whatsapp has and because of that just because she was on the phone with me that connection is all they needed to get into my metamask and that does not make sense to me I don't know how that works in my mind they need my seed phrase or my passport or something they didn't have any of those things and they still drained the rest of my metamask you know it was a notable amount of money Justin has told me in the past that drainbots have hit him and they took the stablecoins but have not but didn't take the ethereum in my case they took both the stablecoins and the ethereum and the bnb and everything else in my metamask but they did not take my nfts which is very strange but now I'm scared to put you know money back into that metamask to use for gas to get my nfts out so I'm not really sure what to do there but the lesson here at the end of the day is one never go into anything thinking you know everything don't like have that ego like oh like I'm AJ writes crypto I know everything that that mentality is stupid and immature of me to think that way like crypto is still a dangerous place I don't know how to code like I'm not a computer programmer there's a lot of things about crypto I don't know you know this reminded me of that like AJ like yeah you're a smart guy you've written a lot of videos you know what you're talking about but there is a degree that I don't know and because of that I still have to do that due diligence I still have to do my homework I still have to read everything carefully if I would have done 10 more minutes on multi -chain or sent a test transaction like none of this would have happened but you know I was in a big hurry I was just trying to get the money back I wasn't thinking I was not thinking and this is normally how this stuff happens and on also don't click any links that you don't know about apparently just getting on that telegram phone call with that woman without her knowing my password without her knowing my seed phrase they can wipe your metamask just like that from a phone call connection from telegram that is news to me it might be news to you and if you don't believe me well it happened and they stole my money I just don't want to see anyone else out there make the same mistake I did uh you know luckily like I said I have friends I've I've you know I've been made whole and I'm trading it back and I will I will pay them back but you know it is nice that like I'm not completely drowning and like I said it wasn't all of my crypto but it was a lot of money and it does really really sting but hey it's a bear market we still have plenty of time to accumulate leading up and really I think this is the challenge that I needed uh you know I had a pretty good head start and I was like kind of doing the moon math in my head I'm like well where I would be if this goes into this by 25 or the next bull run or whatever and and all that's out the window and that was a lot of work and that was a lot of effort and it's embarrassing it's embarrassing but at the same time this is a teaching moment and there's a silver lining for for you guys that to not make the same mistakes I did and as much as it pains me to come on camera and talk about how I was hacked for you know as much money as I was hacked for it's very embarrassing but the the point is is that I don't want it to happen to you so with that being said I mean I love you guys and be careful out there and at least I get to report that loss to the police and it'll help with taxes I guess so you know there's a win there and with all that said my name is AJ writes crypto and I hope you have yourself a great day.
Monitor Show 12:00 09-10-2023 12:00
"Investment advisors switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. To Bloomberg's Michael McKee. And that does it for this episode of Bloomberg Best, I'm Justin Milliner. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now.
Monitor Show 15:00 09-09-2023 15:00
"Still a little bit above pre -pandemic levels, but getting closer around three and a half percent versus around three percent or so. And medium and longer term inflation expectations are basically where they were before the pandemic. That's John Williams, the president of the New York Fed, speaking exclusively to Bloomberg's Michael McKee. And that does it for this episode of Bloomberg Best. I'm Justin Milliner. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. World leaders at the G20 summit stopped short of condemning Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Instead, they urged nations to respect each other's borders. In a closing statement issued Saturday, the leaders called for a just and durable peace in Ukraine. It added that any use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is inadmissible. The G20 declaration also called on Russia to reinstate the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which allowed Ukraine to export grain to help global food supplies. President Biden says the U .S. will provide assistance to Morocco following a deadly earthquake if requested. More than a thousand people were killed and hundreds more injured by Friday's magnitude six point eight earthquake. Biden issued a statement from the G20 summit in India today, saying he is deeply saddened by the loss of life and devastation. The Senate will start moving a package of government funding bills next week. Trey Thomas reports. This comes as Congress is racing to avoid a shutdown at the end of this month. The last thing Americans need right now is a pointless government shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he expects the first votes on Monday. The top Democrat urged Republicans in the House to follow the Senate's lead.
Monitor Show 19:00 09-08-2023 19:00
"At a bit, they're still a little bit above pre -pandemic levels, but getting closer around three and a half percent versus around three percent or so. And medium and longer term inflation expectations are basically where they were before the pandemic. That's John Williams, the president of the New York Fed, speaking exclusively to Bloomberg's Michael McKee. And that does it for this episode of Bloomberg Best. I'm Justin Milliner. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. A federal judge is denying a request from former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, to move the Georgia election interference case against him to federal court. Meadows argued on the grounds that he was a federal officer when the alleged election crimes took place. The move was seen as a better path for Meadows to perhaps get the charges dismissed. Last month, Meadows, former President Trump and 17 others were charged with felony racketeering and conspiracy counts in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. The manufacturer of a widely used abortion pill is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that would restrict access to the drug. If a Pristones maker is requesting the nation's highest court take up the case next year, the so -called floating border wall, which is meant to deter illegal immigration into Texas, is not going anywhere. Lieutenant Chris Olivarez with the Texas Department of Public Safety says it's unbelievable that the White House is trying to stop something that's working. The federal government continues to attack Governor Abbott for stepping up and taking on the responsibility to secure the border. The Justice Department is suing to get the border buoys out of the Rio Grande. A federal judge agreed, but an appeals court ruled in the state's favor, keeping the status quo.
A highlight from ROLLUP: Solanas MakerDAO & Visa Win | Base L2 Halted | Uniswap Court W | Justin Bieber NFT Drop
"Is MakerDAO's endgame on Solana? David, what are we looking at here? Okay, so Rune Christensen puts out this tweet that like rocked the Ethereum community and the broader crypto world, I say. And he just says, the last phase of endgame is the launch of a native blockchain for Maker with code name NuChain. It will make the ecosystem more secure and efficient. After some research, I believe the Solana code base should be considered as the basis for NuChain. Solana? What? It is the second Friday of September and it is time for what, David? The Bankless Friday weekly rollup where we cover the entire weekly news in crypto and that is always an ambitious endeavor and Ryan and I are squeezed for time today. So we're gonna go so fast through this agenda. We're gonna go so fast. David, it's gonna take us 90 minutes. Yeah. That's a promise. You can commit that to the blockchain settlement assurances. David, it's good to see you, man. Back from Burning Man. Back from Burning Man. I'm glad you came back. I got so lucky. Destroying some horror cruxes. Do you hear the Twitter rumor? You're destroying horror cruxes? Oh yeah, I did hear that. Every time you go away, something bad happens to Gary Gensler. I know. Like he loses a court case. I'm aware of what happens. So what are you really doing, my friend? What am I really doing? Was I truly at Burning Man? How did I get back so soon from Burning Man while everyone else got stuck? What's the deal with that? Yeah, and when are you going again? When am I leaving next? Yeah, next court case. I actually do not have another trip planned that's not a crypto conference for a while. So Gary Gensler is gonna be, he's gonna rest okay for now. Well, when you're gone. Yeah, he is. We're gonna talk about that. But when you're gone, some things happen. So the first is MakerDAO, at least Rune Christensen, said the final stage of end game for MakerDAO is Solana? Question mark? We're gonna talk about that. What else we got going on? Also in Solana world, Visa announces it's gonna settle USDC on Solana while simultaneously this week, the base layer two sees a halt in block production. Did Solana take the dub this week? Wow, wow. Okay, but including to those dubs, Uniswap takes a dub in the courts, adding to the tally of crypto dubs and TradFi Ls. And then also I did not see this coming, but Justin Bieber drops an NFT that I give two thumbs up for quality and integrity. It's a good - Well, I didn't mint it. I'm not a Justin Bieber fan. I'm not not a Justin Bieber fan, but this NFT is not like all the others. So we will talk about why this NFT is different and what it means for as a model for future NFT drops. Oh, good job, Biebs and fans. Guys, before we get in today, there's a message from our friends and sponsors over at Ave. David, you ever use Ave? I'm currently using Ave. Oh my God, Ave is the best. And Ave wants us to let you know that Ave v3 is here. And why are we telling you this now? Ave v3, actually David came out in January of this year, which means it's a bit more hardened. It's a bit more tested. And there is some protocol liquidity to migrate from v2 to the new Ave. So that is the message. There are some benefits that come with Ave v3. Do you know what those are, David? Oh, there's a handful of them. There's more efficiency. There's reduced gas prices for swapping. You can swap collateral without having to unwind, trade on Uniswap, and then put it back in. Ave will just do all that for you. I'm doing this from memory. Is there anything else? What else did I miss? No, you got it. Asset isolation mode. So there's lower risk for different asset pools, all of those things. So if you are an Ave v2 user, then you can move your assets from v2 to v3 with an easy migration tool that's on app .ave .com. Oh, and if you're a builder, by the way, so Ave just released their Go stablecoin, if you remember that. And they are funding anyone who is building on top of Go. So there's a link in the show notes, avegrants .org, where you can get your grant on if you're building something on Go. That's it, man. You ready to get to the markets? I'm ready to get to the markets, yeah. Okay, here we go. Bitcoin on the week, tell us, what are we looking at? Everything is flat. Everything, the whole markets are flat. Should we call it good? Nothing has happened. So you're telling me, yeah, Bitcoin's flat, ETH is flat. We could just cut in last week's prices from last episode, and it would be the exact same. Man, pancake flat. I feel like that's been the last month or so, last six weeks. I mean, we're incrementally downwards. Like, ETH is low right now, 1630, that is a low price. Bitcoin at 25 ,800, that's a low price. Things are low. Yeah, are you feeling in the mood to buy these prices? I mean, I buy, if I don't do anything, I buy because of reoccurring buys. I mean, anything below, like 2K, if we get below 1500 on Ether, that is like a buy zone. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Do you think we could get back to triple digit ETH, David? Moving on, moving on. Do you think we could get back to triple digit ETH? Triple digits.
A highlight from MetaMask Partners with the World's BIGGEST Payment Firm!
"Welcome to The Morning Show, everybody. It is 1130 a .m. and it's September 6th. I'm here with AJ and the Druth. Hey, everybody. We have a great show lined up, everybody. We're going to talk some XRP and Asia. We're talking about Bitcoin millionaires, Bitcoin billionaires. We got some Tether news as well and also BlackRock doing some things and Coinbase taking action. And also, do you want to own Justin Bieber royalties as an NFT? We're going to talk about that as kind of a fun story right there. And then also, we might point out richest the person in every American state. We have the richest person in all 50 states. We're not going to go through all of them, but a little bit of fun with that. It's a pretty cool graphic too. How are we all doing today? Make sure you hit that like button, everybody. I think it's just time for us to just get right into the show. Make sure you're subbed to our channel here. Guys, make sure you follow me on XDZ underscore BTC. We're going to have the X minute at the end of the show. It's going to be a blast. You're going to definitely want to see what I've been tweeting and liking here, everybody. But let's just look at the markets. We've actually reduced the amount of coins by four. How do you lose your coin status on CoinGecko, AJ? You really got to mess up, I guess. I don't know. I don't know. Bear market, man. Bear market things, everybody. There's 848 exchanges. I need to start looking at that number as well. We are down, but you know what? Let me hit that refresh button. Sometimes DZ can bring us into the positive. It didn't work this time. $1 .07 trillion. 24 -hour volume is way down, though. We're not coming in at 29 billion. We're close to 50 just yesterday. Gas is only 33 gwei. Bitcoin dominance coming in at 46 .3. Feeling pretty good about my bet with Tim. Tim thinks it's going to go to 60%. It would be 62%, I think, or maybe 58 % on CoinGecko. We're going by the trading view metric. Feeling good about it, though, everybody. Now, let's look at the prices. We have Bitcoin. Bitcoin's down 0 .4%, everybody. We have Ethereum down 0 .7%. The markets, looks like the markets are really only down 0 .3%, 0 .2%. I wonder if that means there's a Tether print somewhere. XRP down 1%. We have Lido Stake Ether down right under 1%. Solana, losing a lot of those gains, folks. It is down 4 .5%. Didn't hold $20. AJ, how do you feel about Solana? I mean, can't seem to get past $20 and hold it. Yeah, I mean, it's definitely a psychological number, no question about that. I mean, the Visa news, it was big. I'm surprised people didn't pile in more, but it kind of just goes to show that the macro is more scary right now, especially everything that I've been seeing on the charts. September is never a good look. In general, the past six Septembers in a row have been bearish. Even in the bull run, still a bearish month. I just think the odds are stacked against Solana, despite the bullish news. And I think the odds are stacked for Chainlink, everybody. We have Chainlink up a little bit, up .4 1 % on this red day. XLM down 4 .5%. Chainlink, we're going to talk about some Chainlink as well. All right, let's look at the top gainers of the day. I heard if you hit the like button, you quadruple your chances that this will match your portfolio. So I'm gonna give you two seconds to go ahead and do it. One, two, all right, you clicked it. All right, now we have Casper. I didn't buy my Casper, AJ. Why didn't you tell me to buy Casper? It's my fault. You know why? I did. I did. And I didn't text you on purpose. I knew it. So why do you want to take food from my future children's mouths? It's not like that. Why do you want my dogs to starve? Do you hate dogs? No, I love dogs. I have a dog. I have a dog, Indy. All right, we have Crypto Savvy with the Super Chat. Still thinking we're going below 10k. I'm still thinking we're not Crypto Savvy. Hey, if we go below 10k, I'll give you a respectful Japanese bow. I won't go like full 90 -degree right angle, like submissive janitor looking at the CEO, but I'll give you a respectable bow there. Savvy says below 10k. AJ, do we go below 10k? Wait, below 10k on what? Bitcoin. On Bitcoin. Oh, God, no. I thought you were talking about something else. No way. No way. Santana, no need to delete that, Santana. There's no need to delete that. All right, we have Casper .2%. up 13 Again, I feel like I missed the boat. I bought 5 Chainlink instead like an idiot. Maybe I'll feel smart about it in the future, but I feel dumb today because I didn't buy Casper. We have Synthetix Network. It is up 5%. We have ThorChain up 3 .4%. Radix is always in that top 5 of losers and gainers here. Iota up 2%. And then, hey, you know, we do have Chainlink coming in at number 7 or number 8 there. All right, now let's hit the top losers. Okay, these are coins going down, going down the most. And it looks like Solana, followed by Stellar, then followed by RollBitCoin. So if you look at the weekly though, down 7%, down 2 .5%. So Stellar was in the green for the week until yesterday or until today, and then RollBit is down almost 20 % for the week there. We have eGold, also known as MultiverseX, down 3 .3%. Stacks, Stacks and Radix, always like hanging out in these top 5 areas. I don't know why. Then we have Casper, XDC. And after that, about 2 .5%. Nothing super, super crazy. Although we do have Gala. I was about to say, I'm surprised Gala is not down way more considering what happened there. I see a lot of people tweeting about the 1 .5%. So maybe there's something just a little bit psychological about the 1 .5 % there or 1 .5 cents there. So a lot of people are saying, hey, you know, it's beaten down so much. I'm going to buy more. So I think just people coming in and feeling good about that coin. Like we said, they probably just need one good, one good game. And then I expect a lot of positive price action. Nothing about the tokenomics, just a lot of positive price action. I also remember yesterday we looked at the Gala chart. It's like right at that double bottom. It didn't fall through that floor, which is good for like a reversal idea. But at the same time, it got completely wrecked from where it was even earlier this year. I remember Gala was one of the really big movers in the beginning of the year. Lost all of that momentum, but at least it didn't fall through and put in a lower low, double bottom. Hey, we have Armie Piper in the chat. I followed you today. Make sure you follow Armie Piper, everyone. I'm going to go work out and listen in. Cheers, chat. You take it easy. Armie Piper, hey, he's never, he's about the crypto gains, but he's about the real life gains too. Make sure you work your core, Armie Piper. Don't just go for the fluff muscles, talking to you, the people that curl in the squat rack. All right, you ready to talk about the main story here, MetaMask? Sure. Do you use MetaMask? Of course you use MetaMask. Of course I use MetaMask. So MetaMask is now allowing crypto cash out to PayPal and banks, but the fees could be high, folks. All right, there's a little bit of an asterisk here. They are the biggest self -custodial hot wallet. They have over 22 million users and they've added the option for users to convert cryptocurrencies into fiat like USD. As a growing list of Web3 players strive to make digital assets usable in the real world, the cash out feature initially supports the conversion of only ETH and two types of fiat depends on one location, but from there, MoonPay will take over and send the ETH to a user's designated bank account after calculating the exchange rate. Within minutes, the funds will show up in your bank. Users can also withdraw to PayPal, which is already a partner of MetaMask here. Let's see how the costs are divvied up according to MetaMask demo using MoonMask. The user chooses to withdraw 0 .5 % Ether. That's going to be roughly 80 bucks. It looks like this much is going to get gassed and then this much gets sold. So it looks like they're peeling off almost 20 % right there. Wait a minute. No, no, no. They're coming in and saying it's 8%. That's the, oh, that means there's an additional transaction cost. Okay. So we're not counting the gas fee in that total right there. Yeah, 0 .5. Okay. 0 .604.
"justin" Discussed on Revision Path
"I really had to focus a lot on building my own self awareness so that I was prepared for the relationship management that goes into managing a team of people. And I can imagine just in the advertising industry like having to do all of that on top of working with multiple clients and deadlines and changes like that's a lot to pile on, it is so much hard work to create consistently under those circumstances. But it also is incredibly profound and awesome. I became a creative director, and this is crazy to say because I saw the movie, boomerang. Have you seen this movie? Of course. Of course. Of course. It has been a constant, I mean, for me, it's been a constant inspiration, but there's so many people I've had on the show. And I plan to write an article about this one day about the impact that that movie and the black creative industry, but I'll go ahead and go on. Well, I mean, on rewatching, it's incredibly problematic for a number of reasons, but 8 year old Justin saw boomerang and I knew that I wanted to be a creative director before I knew what a creative director actually did for a living. I only knew if I can learn how to do the art for commercials, I can become a leader of teams. And so it put that bug in my ear that it was possible for someone like me, a black man in America, to be able to lead advertising campaigns for big companies. But of course, not to be a Marcus Graham type. I am definitely not a Marcus Graham type at all. But it was such an influential movie because it just exposed me to the idea that that was even possible.
"justin" Discussed on Revision Path
"Also, we have a new review from Apple podcasts and it's from the UK, this review is called enjoyable listen, and it's from Bose noise. Enjoyable listen, that's it. That's the review and it's 5 stars, which I appreciate. Thank you so much, Bose noise. If you want to leave us a review on Apple podcasts with a 5 star rating, that would be awesome. I mean, we just celebrated ten years, which is an eternity and podcasting, you know? Anyway, now for this week's interview. I'm talking with creative consultant Justin shields and Austin Texas. Justin is also a public speaker and an author, his first book the reset workbook comes out later this year. More on that in the interview. Let's start the show. All right, so tell us who you are and what you do. Hey
"justin" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"Justin. I wouldn't do that way. And that's the beauty of the kingdom of God, right? We get our own inspiration and direction and but this is just how one guy did it, right? And so hopefully it stimulates some thought and further inspiration that might lead them the same direction or maybe different directions. So it's all good, right? It is. And that's part of the beauty of just the way the church is set up. And that's what one of the things that I love about it is we each can receive the inspiration. We're also unique in our circumstances and our congregations that as much as we listen to a podcast to find out what to do or as much as we try to research and stuff. We can all still at the end of the day pray and seek that guidance and inspiration and will receive it and it's not going to look the same for everybody. Yeah, for sure. Well, just last question I have for you is as you reflect on your time as a leader, how is being a leader help to become a better follower of Jesus Christ?
"justin" Discussed on Top Advisor Marketing Podcast
"In the entire world is asking a question to somebody because this is what my area of expertise is or genius which is something. I guess i need to come to terms with a little bit more utilize. I i love when somebody will say like you did. I mean you've made my day four times. 'cause you said that was a good question and i know that you're not going to blow sunshine up my kista here because that's not you are first conversely i swear first conversation so our mutual friend bill by the way bill bloom am and i were talking a little while ago. And he's like so. How does your conversation with justin. I was like wow that dude's really intense. He's like look he's not something that isn't that isn't true to him in his perspective and he's going to be short tweeting to the point and so i'm preparing for the show today justin and i'm sitting in my in my dining room and i'm like okay. Okay i to force him somehow to unpack this stuff. Because i know he's a simplifier. How do i do that. And i think you've done a really good job. And i think you've really provided some important not only transformational but very very eye opening pieces. Not just about pr but about how you should approach is on pr. Just a byproduct. No no no no right. T- that's what. I'm not a pr for that. Is i just. I'm just an entrepreneur. Happens to be a journalist. I just live in total abundance. No scarcity all investment and complete missionary. That's my whole point and you know most people living in transactional costs world. They're just winning the wrong game. You don't go into journalism to make money so my whole life has always been about purpose now through this. I make a lot more money. Obviously but all that does is allow me just to fulfill more my purpose in a bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger bigger way. And then we'll just doesn't suck 'cause i continue to make bigger and bigger investments in myself which pretty smaller and smaller rooms with more impact and then that just creates more and more and more and it's endless endless so just weeds out. The nonsense and attracts graders and it's endlessly exciting to continue that evolution every single day. For those of you who are listening to this and thinking to yourself. I want that. That's.
"justin" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
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"justin" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Young actress. Oh that must have meant a lot to her. I mean. I didn't work then i did ever after. Yes which we have to talk that. Oh that's ever ever after was the next one after heavenly creatures. Yeah i did like a little movie in los angeles kind of got release. Was it harder to go back to school to finish school after that after having experienced was so heavenly creatures just for people. I'm not telling you. It would disappear jackson movie co-starring kate winslet you. You had told me about that about that. It's one of those classic like discovery stories. But we just tell people kind of how that happened. It's it sounds like such an overwhelming experience and it's kind of having christmas. This was like so early nineties. What what year thing the rain yet. I was and I you know. I did all the skull trays and stuff like that and local theatre. Whatever and then. I never used to go to assembly and one of the teachers. An english teacher came up to me and she said i know you're never an assembly and i was like oh cool because you were like skipping you really go hang out. It's immaterial across the road. Just my friends cemetery yeah just to smoke instead of the no it was the air. It was kinda spooky. It's i didn't know. I was a bit of a golf but also also the kids hung out at the material. It wasn't like echo. But she came up and she said i know you. You're never an assembly. But there was nouncement. they're casting or movies. You might wanna like go at lunchtime dish. Oh my god who's teacher. She was it was wonderful woman mrs hole. I should remember this name. Because i knew this. Yeah she came up and told me solid. I went to this audition. And i've been doing this drama class With the elderly woman dawn author. Who just sat there and chain smoke and asked us to do dramatic. Improvisation should give us notes. And then we'd try another dramatic info. So all we did was improv. Fly that wall. I mean what. I wouldn't give to a video of one of those classes just like teenage kiwis. Just doing dramatic improv. With a chain smoke in a air must be one somewhere. She was such character so amazing so anyway this evenly christopher vision they didn't want anyone read the script or anything so it was just dramatic improv. I was like i've got this great after the audition. My friend susie. And i went back to the cemetery because we had auditioned together. And suzy said you're gonna do this. Move and i was like what are you talking about. And she said. I could tell by the way they were looking. And then i had to go to a real addition and before that peter jackson put on kate winslet sufficient type. And here's how good you have to be. That's crazy by the way yeah. She's a professional actress from england. She's been working in television for five years. Here's how good chance. So he did that before your How do you remember the feeling. Do you remember how you felt watching fine. She's so great and you know with strict me that she was a professional and interesting that he did that he i think he just wanted. His team like improvised. Hey you know. I never damage before. So did you. So you did the other. She obviously did it. Well and then how did you find that you got it. And what kind of confidence do you have. Going into. That experience for the audition. They had the acting coach there with me her. Name's miranda harcourt and she's an amazing actor herself and she coaches children and young people from movies now and i think like any movie that has a child in. It should have an acting coach for the child like what she does with. Kids actually did them the lion. She gave me so many holes in so much confidence in that addition that it suddenly felt possible to me like at at open it up and away it just was such a big thing And the fist. I that i was there that gave me kind of free. I of learning how to hit a map out did not look at a camera. you know. Pierre oh my god yeah. What was the most difficult thing for you looking back. What was the one that you you were. It was most overcome mocks ashore. From having to like get to a particular mac on the ground so that the focus would be right and not. Look at your seat to see that you were there. I had may. I was like i didn't know that habit and it's crazy to me was like people are doing bursts. I just saw this the making of back future. Like a documentary about it. And they said that crispin glover was an there's footage of him just like walking out of frame because he was like no. I think i should be walking. I don't want to stay here. And he would walk literally out of frame and the shots and so the crew. According to the documentary they built a little like fence. There around trees in the city they would pick construct little league for. Yeah for into phone within that that area. But i kind of get especially. If you've only done theater you wanna like move. 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"justin" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Now. They like each other. Yeah the one thing i do really remember was winning when they saw it. And then a the reviews came out in the torch. This and i was like what are you kidding me. Yeah yeah fucking kidding this is. This is a really funny fucking movie. It's silly and and ed did you afterwards. I mean literally exploded. I mean i known in a lot of ways by it a younger audience more for that than stand. No kidding i was gonna say i wondered if people yet people have found it then over the years. You're that guy. It's of my favorite movie under just watched it last night That's that's great. That's funny that's great every other fucking movie i've done like that yatta sequel avenue. I well by making eight million dollars a year after that. move after. That movie in jonah hill. Oh yeah huge making streaming. Why can't we do it. Just just got three picture of the the the other two they don't even know they're doing commercials so it would cost four hundred million dollars to get it. You're the only one that's still. that's not true. I would do it. I do but i i I was noticing that a lotta your lines in that. I think most of which you improvised. If i'm not mistaken yeah they just let you go and And there's something so kind of like a relevant now about those lines you talk about society and not conforming to the standard. You go to college get out make money. There's something very anti establishment about the message that you deliver in that movie that.
"justin" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Nobody. Nobody nobody came up to the play was talking much too hard to imagine while he was already already a had already going. They're coming in you know boy their generals mexicans. Yeah you know damn it. You know they're gonna eat all avocados and it's also I wonder if when things are so bleak and divided. Things have to a point now where to address them. Comedic is difficult. But i also wonder how funny it is. You know I got to the point. That one of the things i gotten to before the shit really at the fan was a section act where i said that we had done something. No the country had done to seuss that we were We actually most two party. Systems exist along. The faultline is is that Between them is between their idea in what had happened here was as we were the first country ever in which people actually were fighting over reality and the thing that i do know about whatever reality you choose. I said what i learned from asses eventually cabal. That's true what are your memories have accepted we. I just remember having fun. But i have such a bad memory that I'm hoping you'll you'll remind me of a fun anecdote or something I i just yeah. It was just fun. We did the scene by the trailer. Remember that that was a great scene but that was mostly scripted. I think my memories of you're that they and i saw the movie recently. I was from some friends. They hadn't seen it in. It's a little embarrassing. But i set aside and watch and really enjoyed it participants so embarrassing a good funny fucking move directed nicely. It was really good just in it. Didn't dwell on your relationship so didn't become you know it was like okay. We got my mother said about it. One of the things she liked and there was no reason we got it..
"justin" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"It's there's something very sweet to and you root for them yet. Or it's like Harrison now remembering harrison psych. I wanna i wanna go america. But he was like pretty on a she was a harrison. Do you think you're ready to come with me to michigan. Stephanie was her name Stephanie not funny. That's actually saw michigan. She saw stop atkin. hold here so ryan loves. that's right. Something happened with her company recently. She's getting her company. Yes she has that like cosmetic that. Yeah yeah and they were making false claims about being able to prevent covert. Wow of course something about it. Yeah it's very stephanie. It's on brand. Yeah but harrison's been so supportive. Um sorry no i appreciate that i. That's i needed that. That's good talking of the michigan accent. So good i guess you grew up near michigan but very near michigan like an hour drive or something and everybody who had any money or would i consider money. Growing up had a house in michigan. Oh yeah in cars. They would say they're cares. They have nice cares. Cars and wisconsin. Wisconsin was over there to lake geneva. Oh yeah we'll share. What is is that so you grew up doing that. You grew up knowing how to do you era for those. It was like. that's how everybody even like chicago. It's sort of similar like may goal bit harder. Like you naturally have slander. Yes i naturally have the most beautiful accent world. Yes the most beautiful vowel sounds. Mom and dad did yes. I have a little bit. Connecticut weirdly has a flat a will. There's a weird thing like buffalo albany buffalo ny in chicago. Yes me too. I do that. I like it's probably a way to show off. But i am. Oftentimes i'm right. I'm pretty good at like pinpoint like At least approximating where somebody's from and there. It's fine. I just said something that. Just get off on a little bit where they're like. How'd you know that. But i did it yesterday. For example in onset. And i said i didn't know your candidate did really confidently..
"justin" Discussed on Tough Love: Artist Management
"He worked at economist. Artists management with andrea trillion where he helped steer careers of artists such as andrew bird and margot and nuclear so and so's we chat about the many challenges and opportunities that were born out of the pandemic and how the need for community often can carve path to new creative endeavors. A hope you enjoy my chat justin. Hi my name's justine becker. I'm.
"justin" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
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"justin" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Someone i was gonna say i'm going to. I'm gonna. I'm gonna do a koerbel here. I'm gonna say justin long. The reason they just listen. You gotta listen to this list just waiting for a pocket in this entire interview to put in this anecdote in. This is the moment okay. There was a time where people had Greeting machines voice melts. You know people will leave themselves. Voice not of the young people today can relate to a voice no nowadays right. There was a time where justin long left me a voicemail as wilmer valderrama and i waited to three hundred people because red legit made me last for three years. I kid you surely. That made me laugh so much. So you remember vaguely vaguely. I gotta i gotta work on it. I you know what i'll do is when we do my brother and i do the tro and i'll try to do because i try to guest. That has a unique voice. Try to do it in. I mean it's now my accent. Now is the one that i had been. you know. that's why would so brilliant. Livingstone is. Smoother now i was wondering if it just from being here. Yeah the more you speak the more you'd be on you express yourself eventually you start kind of like it's like having them sandpaper edges a little bit. Your accent is still around but for the accident that i have back then with was very is just think it was very like Like you can hear it now. You can hear it when you hear like old interviews and stuff. It's strikes you that crazy crazy different accident route. I i've noticed when i when i go back and hear some of those old embarrassing interviews. I i like sound like more nasal. And i like i sound like daisley and higher. It's really weird What was your favorite. Do you have the muppets. Growing up in venezuela. Yeah yeah we We also had cars now. I sound like one of those kids. Won't kidding i'm kidding..
"justin" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Cisco either i remember doing An industrial i was playing a roger ebert and and they gave his gad's dialogue which we had to put on teleprompters and and eating a huge of marine sandwich job. Yup just get a job as the weirdest one. Probably the weirdest investments plane roger e. You're playing him. The we hear very weird. Do you have to do him. Did you do approximates. But i love gives off but love to see that. I wonder if that's floating around. Have you done it. have you done any things. Industrial type of corporate stuff. That you see don name not that i recall. I remember auditioning for them. They were very strange having to show people how to do instructional videos. I remember auditioned for something like that. Playing a student who couldn't figure something out. There was a math learning. But even when i started out there was a. I was doing a lot of voiceovers that that it was the late nineties. Early two thousand so that that light up row. That guy was cool. And so i got a lot of that stuff but When you and of course you signed a show like seinfeld must've been. That was before newsradio. Was that right during why jerry had come over and done arts and he just said. Do you wanna come over and do this. Little bank manager thing with with us. Of course it's so good. It's the one where kramer doesn't he felt like. He wasn't given a proper agreed the bank and we yeah and you have to. Yeah you become the final say. Oh that was being a part of that. Because i it's my favorite show. And i i love it so much. Feel like i was it. Get people more people now mentioning that than almost anything sometime really especially when orcs. No absolutely and my friend. Brian ready was the high talker. Yes great that's right. I met him through. I remember that you introduced me to play with It's more from that one. Little thing it's crazy said yes. Yeah dan it's damned right. I remember meeting and being actually kind of taken aback that his voice was was quite deep. Yeah deep and seven. That's right and so then so you're doing and of course Newsradio a huge show. What how did did mike judge already know you before office space. I mean did he. Could you ever relationship with him. At a at a in any way known through my agents that i did southern style other stops And i can't remember whether it was voice over stuff and he'd seen you know crossfire. These other southern you know movies that i had done. But he didn't know that. I did southern stuff and and and called me in for that reason interesting So he was looking for specific se. I didn't know milton even had a southern texas. You know it's it's it's not. It's not georgia southern. It's you know it's it's something different and you tried out for dale. I which i didn't feel comfortable with As soon as we could find a character dumber than that. I was perfect and he but it was a character. He had already milton. He had done the shorts on. Snl i think Or they did did he wanted did he have a very specific way. You talked about..
"justin" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"About a decade ago now. Wow time flies. I was doing the apple commercials with john. Hodgman who played the friend of the show. Very good friend. Friend of mine and the show. it was the get a mac campaign and one of our favorite things to do in between with a call. Setups sitting up the camera. Little industry term We used to love to entertain ourselves and one of the bits we would do. Was we do fake commercials for other things so like whatever you were holding or keating but his favourite product product. We would do most often because it was what he was drinking. Most of the time. It was like john's one requests that he would request this product to be hugely. Jaylo what did she request didn't doesn't she need like lilac all these demand thinking of mariah carey mariah carey I have a feeling that. That's confused icon. You confusion Shayla g from i think has a reputation for being that way but i think she's really like i met her briefly she seemed really down to earth. Sorry to load. I'm just because i'm a jaylo myself. So why don't spread that shit about what happened to the story. Oh sorry right. Let's get it could be a dream you. You're listening to short. Am your diet. Dr pepper eating host. Justin law sweetheart. Dude dude and with me is always. He's squinting right now. He's wondering if maybe we should re record that. no. I'm wondering why you hate diet dr pepper. The after you've tasted it. Yeah yeah. Of course jon drank it all the time. It was all the time. It was such a weird specific thing for him to lay off surprise. You don't like it. I'm surprised you'd like it so much. It's that weird diety on. See i disagree. It's been years since. I've had it. But i think what i do. Remember is that it was known to be a diet soda. That tasted like the reconversion. Well i remember loving grape remember schweppes grape. Ginger ale. skit sheriff's kreider. It was dry grape and strawberry right. No raspberries yeah it was and then. They had a cranberry one and he started going crazy. The grape was better than the rest of much was like still little dimetapp. My point is. I love that so much that soda that i think mom wants got the diet version and i even tolerated that just to get the grape taste. Why are we talking about diet. Dr pepper well. I don't know well is probably our most roundabout segue bear with me for a second. Dr pepper was a different brand. I don't think it was the name-brand version of this. I think that's incorrect..
"justin" Discussed on Your Favorite Band Sucks
"Sending him to anymore museums. He's not smart. We're just gonna leave him not smart. That's the way it's gonna stay. Yeah yeah that's a definitive moment in in young justin's career you got no more. You're gonna fucking band. Don't talk about world war two never happens. You're to need to have a response to all my god enough of the fucking nazi shit. Enough of and frank good god. I'm so sick of it. I wanted just never talked about that shit ever again in of all things preparing for justin fucking bieber got gotta look up. Oh yeah he said something about anne frank. Of course he did documentaries about world war two should exist should pop music about world war two exist. I'm not so sure you know. I don't need that. No i mean look at the end of the day that should be career ending. That should end your fucking career. I wonder if she would have been a fan of my music. Okay well fuck you do you just can't we're done your i don't care fuck you. I wonder if she would have given me some of her money sweat shirt for her even though she's dead i wonder if she by fourteen copies of yummy shit. Oh my god insane. No more though more so in conclusion. If you are justin bieber it is too late to say. Sorry if justin bieber's.
"justin" Discussed on Your Favorite Band Sucks
"For everyone keeping score at home. Justin bieber is canadian. Yeah that's the first thing on my thing is actually like does canada hate us. Like what does canada have against us that they keep sending us all this bullshit. It's pretty clear that they hate us. Okay i have an idea here me out. What if we do not distribute this podcast anymore to canada. They're the ones who need it. The most. that's true. Maybe we only distribute certain episodes in canada because obviously canada fucking hates us and just keep shipping us stuff. I can't even think of who the best musical artists from canada would be. I don't know. I have no idea. I just know that there are how many i don't even know how many episodes we've done where the band is from canada or the musician is from candidate. Although justin bieber does not fall into any of those categories musician band anted. I know there are people who are going to try to catch you on a technicality. But that's what happens. I listen to what i said. It drummers are not. That's why i set it so this is definitely about to be the worst episode of this podcast ever. I think we're going to have a real problem here and that problem is i don't think there's any way to make justin bieber funny. There's a comedy central roast of justin bieber and it's gotta be the worst one of those things because he has no personality all the best jokes in the roast of bieber are the roasters roasting each other. You know how they do and then they turned to the main subject. Well they rose each other's hilarious shit and they turned a bieber in all they can do is say some generic stuff that you could say about. Because he's generic and he could be any person actually really tried to get creative going into this. Because i was like okay. We're gonna new justin bieber the first thing that everyone is gonna say That's low hanging fruit. Everyone you know. The normal thing right and i was like okay. We'll every episode. Someone says that every episode. I'm always thinking to myself. Ok how do we make it so that. It's not low hanging fruit every episode. I think we do a good job. I think we do a good job at finding stuff to people did not know we're find interesting is so it makes it more like..
"justin" Discussed on The My Future Business™ Show
"Welcome back to the my future of is this show with rick muskie and do have somebody incredibly incredibly special end up for you tonight. We're gonna be talking about old things marketing. We're going to be talking about things optimization trekking and the list goes on with all that being said on the line with the credible justin rondo. Welcome to the show. Justin think he's archer. Had me super excited to be here. Yeah look some years ago. I met you a conference in sydney from digital mark. The locks of ryan and yourself. Janine allis niamey simpson at dial nick. Berridge troy dane and the list goes on and on. And i mentioned to you at the tone just part of the code justin how that eventually transformed my entire life. Nothing love to talk about that in some detail as we go to the core core the best place for us to start. He's to learn more about here. Because i like to strip away the mechanics of business for bit because mechanics of business business. We know that there's a process to follow. But i'm more interested in you right now. Things like where are you located it. Stop so. I'm actually down in austin texas these days so that's were like the digital marketer headquarters as those things i used to be from a ab- northeast so as a boston guy harker boston. Bruins fan hannatised in general just like northeast through and through. Then i realized like i really don't like the winter and moved down and it was a it was a really good thing to do because just digital marketer working for them remotely. I was one of the few remote employees they had at the time. And then as hey. Let's let's see what happens. And let's let's let's do this. Matz must renew.