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A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 11/14/23
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. 738 on this Tuesday, the 14th day of November. Lots of Texas political news. But I did get a chance to spend a moment there in the opening half hour saying that I grow weary of the moral fog. In fact, on Twitter just a couple of moments ago, in these fractured times, I'm glad to give a Democrat some credit. Democrat Senator Chris Coons, who is right on Israel, was confronted by this stooge pro -Hamas activist on a train who badgered him. Why not a ceasefire? Why not a ceasefire? Sometimes moral clarity is something that needs to be delivered in a certain fashion. I'd like to think I have it intellectually and conceptually. My buddy Mike Gallagher joins us, who had an experience yesterday that will bring that kind of clarity in the harshest but necessary terms. I just can't wait to see how this day went. It had to be amazing and I'm just so glad you're here and the floor is yours. And tell everybody what you got a chance to do yesterday. Well, it was something that no one would want to see. It was pretty brutal. It was worse than I thought it was going to be. Israel put together a 45 -minute sort of a collection of video and audio and still photographs. They were videos from the terrorists' GoPros and their cell phones. There were closed -circuit videos and there were audio intercepts. They got audio recordings of the terrorists calling their families. The IDF was able to tap into some of these calls where they were calling their parents excitedly, saying, I just killed 10 Jews with my bare hands, Mom. Your son is a hero. Your son is a hero, Aloha Akbar. And they're all joyful and ecstatic. A couple of takeaways. When you watch the brutality of the violence that they inflicted on these innocent men, women, children, elderly people, there are a couple of things that really stand out. Number one, the ecstasy and the joy that the Hamas terrorists experienced as they were killing people, including little babies in little onesies and little daisy outfits and cute little kids covered in blood, slaughtered brutally. And they were absolutely euphoric, Mark. That's the only word to use. It was ecstatic for them. They had such a joy. And I kept telling myself, there's no way they think that Jews are human. There's no way that they regard them as human beings. You couldn't do that to another human being and have that kind of satisfaction. I mean, let's face it. When you think about crime in America or crimes of passion or murders or robberies or whatever, what have you, normal people don't have euphoria when they cut somebody's head off. They don't get joyful and they don't call their moms and brag about it and say, look what I did. Look what I did. So number one, that's one of the big takeaways. And the other thing I kept thinking about, and it was a somber mood. It was at the Israeli embassy. There were a number of some media people there, some pastors. It was a gathering from the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews who we worked with closely right after the terror attack of October the 7th. About 60 people in the room, maybe 70. It was very somber. It was very well done. But as you can imagine, there were tears. There was crying. There was weeping. One pastor in front of me, in fact, he happens to be a pastor from Sarasota, not far from where I'm at right now. When it was over, he kind of flung himself down onto the ground and laid across the stage and was laying on his belly just heaving, just crying and sobbing. I mean, you're looking right at the face of the devil. You're looking at evil with this. And I kept thinking, Mark, how I wish the people marching at Columbia and Harvard and in Austin, how I wish they could see this video. From the river to the sea, you proud now? You proud now? I mean, you know, the one pastor, I spent some time, I pulled double duty after the show and then I did the screening at this embassy. And then I was asked to do an afternoon show for WAVA, which is a huge Christian teaching and talk station. Over in Arlington, yeah. Yep, the Arlington. And so Don Crow has been out on a medical leave and they asked me to fill in for him. And I had with me Bishop Lanier, who is the chairman of the board of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, as a very profound speaker, very eloquent, very, you know, just a great orator and a great man of the cloth. And he said, look, I don't think we're going to change their minds. We need to change our minds. We need to change what we say from the pulpit. We've got to stop the equivocation. Well, it's two sides here. People are dying on both sides. That is both -sides -ism of the worst possible stripe. It really is, Mark. And I just want to reiterate that because I don't know that Israel, listen, if Israel was guilty of any of the stuff that I saw yesterday, that I experienced, and again, I'm not trying to be melodramatic. It's one of the most painful things I've ever, ever encountered. I mean, and I'll spare you gory details. You can imagine how bad it was. I mean, you already have seen some of it, you know, lining up on the streets and just shooting into cars of innocent passengers trying to drive down the street. But there was one scene in particular that got to me the most. I do want to share it with you. There was a father alone with his sons. The mother was gone, and it was in the kibbutz. They did a horrible massacre in this kibbutz, which is like a Jewish religious holy neighborhood, you know. But they're beautiful little homes. I mean, oh, their homes were so cute and decorated and, you know, plants on the porches and everything. And they were meticulously taken care of. So here's this father in the house, and it's all captured on the family's closed -circuit video. So they had like a ring system all throughout the house and outside, and it was all captured. So the father is with these two boys. I would guess the one little boy was about seven or eight. The other one was probably 11 or 12. And the little boys were in their underwear. And the shots ring out, and the father, they're all terrified, and the father desperately tries to protect his children. He scoops them both up, and they run into the backyard, and they go into a little shed that's in the backyard. It looked like a little gardening shed. And you see a Hamas terrorist come around the corner and casually pull the pit off of a grenade and throw the grenade in the shed. And it blows up, and the father immediately slumps out of the shed dead. You could tell he's instantly dead. But the two little boys are alive, and they come running out in their underwear. The one boy, you can see it looks like his eye is missing. He is terrified. The two little boys are crying, Daddy, Daddy, Mommy, Mommy. They go into the kitchen. Now the closed -circuit video picks them up in the kitchen where they're talking to each other. And they said to each other, and it's all translated, of course, and they said, Is this real? Is this real? I think we're going to die. Daddy died. Daddy died. Where's Mommy? Where's Mommy? And then the one little boy turns to his brother, his little brother, and says, Can you see out of that eye? He says, No, I can't. And he looks at him, and you can see that it looks like his whole side of his face was injured from the grenade. And he says, You can't? You can't? You can't see? He goes, No, I can't see anything out of my eye. And the little boys are crying, and they're calling for their Mommy. And then the closed -circuit shifts back to the backyard where a kibbutz security guard, actually two security guards, have escorted the mother to the property. She had been away. So they take her to the back of the shed where her dead husband is laying. She is now in anguish and screaming and collapsing and screaming, Where are my boys? Where are my boys? At the same time, the two boys, they run out of the house in the front, trying to escape. And Lord knows what fate they met. I don't have a whole lot of high hope that they made it. And I'd like to look into that. I'm going to follow up with my friends at the fellowship to see if those boys were reunited with their mother. But that's the human suffering that I wish people who seem to dehumanize Jews would see. It was eye -opening. I'm glad I did it. I'm honored that I did it. I'm glad you did, too. I'm so glad. But it was awful. And I wouldn't want anybody to see it. For people who – and sometimes you can hear people in your headphones and hear people driving around. And I want to give a voice to people saying we could show a horrible video of a Palestinian child to whom something terrible has happened, and that is undeniably true.
Fresh "M. Austin" from News, Traffic and Weather
"In Plains, Georgia. The woman who redefined the role of the modern first to rest lady there will tomorrow. be laid Today, an emotional farewell ceremony for her in Atlanta. Former President Jimmy Carter, who was in hospice care at home, refused to miss saying goodbye to his wife of 77 years. Tears fell across the church when their daughter read a letter the former president wrote 75 years ago while he was in the Navy. When I see you, I fall in love with you all over again. that Does seem strange to you? It doesn't to me. Rosalynn Carter will be buried at her home in South Georgia. ABC Steve Austin saw me. Hamas released a dozen hostages today, none of them American National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says the White House is monitoring the situation. We know Atlanta. I know that now with this additional additional 12 today, so we're up around 70 or so hostages out so far, which is good. It's a good start, but it's just a start. Hamas has released 81 one hostages taken during the October 7th attack in Israel has released 180 Palestinian prisoners. The House will vote by Thursday on a privileged resolution whether to expel New York Congressman George Santos, the Texas Supreme Court hears arguments
A highlight from Bitcoin Bull Market & Beginner Q&A with Tone Vays, D++, and Ant - November 14th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. Good morning. What is up, you Cafe Bitcoiners? What up? Hey, Alex, can you hear me? Yeah, man. Damn, the service is amazing. It's fantastic. I was going to have you co -host today, but if you have terrible interwebs, then we'll have to do it again a different time. Yeah, I'm sitting solid right now, but it's my last day in El Salvador, so it's touch and go, but it feels good right now. It feels real good. I people hear laughing and enjoying themselves in the background. Man. Yeah, that's Blake just got out of the surf, and now the homie Paul's taking my fish out, got a session in. I mean, this place is next level, but don't come here, the surf sucks. How you been, man? How's everyone doing? I know I've been off for a little bit, but keeping track of everything and saw that the SEC got dealt another, what looks like a little legal blow. Their legal department is, are they even batting 500 at this point? I don't know. I didn't hear anything. What are you talking about there? I thought I read some about Binance getting granted a confidentiality ruling that basically blocked a bunch of information from the grasp of the SEC for clients. I don't know. I just headlined Reddit, so don't quote me. Didn't dig a lot into it, but saw that that had occurred. Yeah, I didn't hear that. It would suck to be Gary Gunzler right now. Yeah, dude. They're sporting like city attorney type numbers, just getting mopped up, but I don't know. What do you mean? I'm sure he's gotten a job offer for BlackRock. He's sitting pretty. Oh, that's a good point, actually. Anybody want to take odds on Peter's thought there? I think Peter's probably right. I would say the likelihood of that is probably fairly high. That's a hell of a trifecta there. You should take that with Joe Carlos, sorry, Peter, like a ETF still within 2023 on top of a BlackRock job acceptance from Gensler thing. It's got to be like a hundred to one. Yeah, the theta on that is pretty high right now, so no. Yeah, that's like Buster Douglas numbers. It's wild. You know, we were joking in here the other day. Joe came in and we were talking a little bit about the ETFs and Joe was like, I don't understand why we're not seeing an ETF where you can see the actual addresses for the ETF you can verify on chain and then you have redemption directly to shareholders from the trust. And I was joking. I was like, man, somebody is going to do it. We should do it. Me and you, Joe. Let's do this thing. So people were tweeting at me like, is Swan going to do an ETF now? And it's like, dude, I was totally freaking joking about that. That's classic. Where's American HODL this morning? He was caffeinated up on fire yesterday. Dude, he was cracking me up and that guy is funny as hell. I was trying to hack a coconut up in El Salvador and I almost chopped my pinky off. Mickey Koss, good morning, Shelly. Good morning, Terrence. Good morning. Good morning. Good morning. So we're going to have a pretty chill day today. We're going to be doing some beginners Q &A. We have a couple of news items to discuss. There's a lot of Bitcoin mining rigs getting plugged in apparently. Also, we're going to revisit. It's fun to, you know, the Internet's an amazing thing. You can come back and revisit stupid shit people said about Bitcoin. You know, Bitcoin is dying. This is dying. That's dying. Bitcoin is going to boil the oceans, all that. There's some interesting comments from Dave Ramsey that we're going to bring back up. Apparently, the central bank over in England wants all systemically important stablecoin firms to back their issuance with non -interest bearing central bank deposits. I mean, that's like a full on lizard move, in my opinion. We'll discuss that a little more too. But yeah. All right. Let's do the intro to the show. You're listening to Cafe Bitcoin. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 476. Shout -outs to supporters on Fountain Nosterness. Our mission for the show is to provide signal in a sea of noise, teaching the other seven billion people on this planet why there is hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin. Today is November the 14th, Tuesday, 2023. Man, we're on our way to the next halving. It's coming up. Where's Ant when I need him? Here he comes. Yeah, man. I think, Ant, I'm going to just like lead off right with you if you're ready. I don't know if you can hear me right now, but we should start with some stats. Let's get some orientation. We haven't done stats in a long time. So let's begin with the stats and get an idea of where we are. Ant, are you there? Are you ready? Yeah, I got some stats. I got time chain stats up right here. Let's go. Taco, talk to us about this impenetrable freedom force field. What's it at? Current USD price, $36 ,587. We are at block height, $816 ,745. Current hash rate, seven -day moving average is around 435 exahash per second. Let's see, mempool transaction is still full a little bit. We got $211 ,000 climbing. The fastest fee right now is around 79 sats per v -byte. Good news, we got 161 days about to the halving, and we are currently up 25 % on the 200 -day And right now, let's see, sats per fiat dollar, is that how you say it? It's 2 ,732 sats per dollar right now. The last block was found by Antpool, and the total subsidy and fees was just over 7 Bitcoin. And I think it was around 10 % of that block was fees, so very interesting. We're 88 % into the halving. $23 ,254, we just hit a block. Block's left. And that's pretty much it for now. I think that's it. Sats per dollar. You can buy 2 ,734 sats per dollar. I didn't hear you if you said that, so I'm just saying it. That's okay, it moved. Technically two different data points. And we have also, there is also 93 .05 % of the total supply of Bitcoin that will ever be mined in the history of mankind has already been mined and distributed. So you might want to get some just in case this thing catches on a little bit. Hey, Ant, if you're in a stable situation, let's get you up as a co -host, my man. Okay, I'm going to switch networks. Okay, you let us know when you're ready. D++, good morning. Thank you for joining us. I know it's super early for you over there on the West Coast. Good morning. I have a huge smile on my face because I'm actually driving over to Club Lab here in Austin, and I feel like I just got the weather report. I felt like I was experiencing the future in real time for a minute there, hearing all of the stats on what Bitcoin's up to. I want that every morning. It's so good. Isn't it cool? You know, to me, it's like an orientation thing. It's useful to know where you are to figure out where you're going. You have to know where you are to figure out where you're going or how you're going to get to where you're going. But it's also really useful because when I started hearing stats like this when I was a newbie Bitcoiner, I didn't know what they meant. I was like, you guys are saying all these words that I don't know the meaning to. And it caused me to look them up, which forced me to learn about it, which was awesome. Also, 435 ExaHash is crazy. Last I checked, it was 420. And it's just so crazy to me how the hash has completely decoupled from the price. I mean, going on for probably a couple of years now, ever since we left China, it's just wild. But the big news for me today is I am driving to PlubLab. As you guys know, it's the Bitcoin startup accelerator and community accelerator in Austin. You have to come through if you're ever in town. And what I'm so excited about is I am enrolled in Nifty Lisa Nye's Taproot class. So I'm taking her Taproot class. She's pretty much one of the only people on the planet that can teach it because what we're doing is we're taking the spec, which is to say the BIPs, and we're implementing them, which is to say we're creating our own library that makes Taproot happen. And she's one of the only people that can really do this because she's one of the only people who can translate from the BIPs into the code because there are certain things that are kind of missing or glossed over. Obviously, it's all in there, right? But it's pretty hard to take the BIP and to just translate it into creating your own Bitcoin library. So it's so fun. It's very challenging. Definitely, this class is for experts only. But if you ever wanted to learn how Taproot works, I highly recommend taking her base 58 class.
Fresh update on "m. austin" discussed on Bloomberg Law
"Person whose case got granted they will help with strategizing a they'll help with brief writing they'll do moot court and just sort of give advice to help them alleviate that home field advantage and let them know what it is that the justices expect and so it's sort of like a homeroom support groups but if andrew adler's argument is any indication it seems to be doing a really good job you point out something which i hadn't thought about that it seems often like a david and goliath situation because this the federal public defenders are almost always facing attorneys from the solicitor general's office this who get a lot of chances to argue they do i mean you know these are people you there know are maybe three or four people who currently argue at the court who have argued more than 100 cases all of them spent time in the solicitor general's office because that's the place you go if you want to get a lot experience of with supreme court advocacy you know they can argue two three four cases in a term each individual attorney in that office whereas you know some advocates who are we consider veterans can go years without having a case before the supreme court so it really is a lot like davis goliath in that sense i know there are a lot of supreme court clinics at law schools around the country do any other clinics offer the same kind of help to federal public defenders they do and actually you so do you scrap hooks up with a lot of these clinics so you know the case that we've been talking about they hooked up with the supreme court clinic out in stanford a lot of law firms to office support fiddly austin who actually argued the companion case of this case that we're talking about often you know is involved with these crap and federal defenders so they get a lot of support from the outside as well and you know i think it's really about finding people who are willing to help you out but not mean help means take the argument away so there is that outside help too yeah i'm going to say the d scrap is for scrappy defense lawyers that's what it stands for let's talk about the case that andrew adler argued in and you know the cases involving the armed career criminal act always seem to be so that technical i often ignore them but they're important tell us about this one what the issue was sure so the armed career criminal act you know has really some stiff senses for people who illegally suggest a gun so think felon or somebody who is convicted of major you know drug crimes and that's actually what's at issue here is that you if know you are convicted of three quote serious drug crime and then you're convicted of illegally possessing a firearm under aka there's a 15 -year mandatory minimum which is i mean that's blood a and so the question here is how do we decide who's eligible for that 15 -year minimum and it's really a question a temporal question you know is the relevant time period that we're trying to see if these crimes are serious is it when those crimes were committed or is it now today as we're deciding your firearms case so it is really a technical question but at a very high level that's it that is too coming up next kimberly and i will talk about how the rule in the case i'm june grass when you're listening to bloomberg the news in washington take your research to the next level with interactive brokers fundamentals explorer fundamentals explorer provides comprehensive worldwide fundamentals data to all i b k r clients at no cost dive deep into hundreds of data points covering historical trends industry comparisons key ratios forecast ratings ownership and and more so you can see the whole picture find data faster add depth to your trading analysis and compare beyond plane numbers visit i b k r dot com this holiday instead instead of giving them something nice why not give them somewhere nice during the i h g hotels and resorts cyber sale you can do just that and say shopping is easy in the i h g one rewards app where where you'll save twenty percent on travel across six thousand plus global destinations and if you want to give yourself somewhere nice go ahead you'll earn more and save more during the cyber sale check out all the deals at i h g dot com backslash cyber sale turns apply when
A highlight from BCB134_ANDY SCHOONOVER: Fiscal & Physical Health
"Which might as well be Darth Vader, right? Like we're screwing Darth Vader, right? Like nobody cares if Darth Vader gets screwed, right? And what we're trying to say is like, no, no, no, you're screwing me, a human being who has to ultimately pay for this. This is the Blue Collar Bitcoin Podcast, a show where average Joe firefighters explore the most important monetary technology of the 21st century. We talk Bitcoin, we talk finance, and we talk shit. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome in. Glad you're here for another week on Blue Collar Bitcoin. This time around, Josh and myself, Dan, got the pleasure of spending an hour with Andy Schoonover. After attending Stanford Business School, Andy has built an impressive entrepreneurial and business resume. Since 2021, he's been the founder and CEO of CrowdHealth, a company looking to completely redefine the meaning of healthcare in today's society. Andy also hosts a great show called the Sovereign Health Podcast, and he's a dead serious Bitcoiner. He recorded this episode from the Bitcoin Commons in Austin, Texas, for Pete's sake. You'll be able to tell right away Andy was practically born with a microphone in front of his face, and this chat was substantive. We cover the importance of creating a work -life balance, why the medical -industrial complex is so opaque and so expensive, and what CrowdHealth is doing to fix it, metabolic health, butt -naked ice baths, and much more. We think that you'll agree after listening to Andy that what CrowdHealth is pioneering is truly badass. If you have healthcare needs, and you want to cut your costs and support human beings rather than large insurance companies, CrowdHealth is more than worth a peek. You can come and go as you please, month to month, no stupid commitments, no confusing bullshit. And if you so choose, you can use code BLUE for a significant discount on your first six months. Lastly, as price starts heading north, I'm going to take time to remind all of you folks to self -custody your freaking Bitcoin. If you don't hold the private keys, you hold a Bitcoin IOU, not the real thing. Someone else is your Bitcoin Dom. Assuming you're not a sub, take custody yourself folks, or at the very least start learning how this process works. Our go -to solution for storing our Bitcoin private keys is the Cold Card. It's extremely secure, easy to use, and Bitcoin only. We've used these bad boys for years. They simply work. You can use code BCB, that's BCB, for a delectable discount on Cold Card, and click the CoinKite link down in our notes to see discounts on a variety of other CoinKite products, including the BlockLocks. Josh, Andy, Schoonover, Daniel, is here. In usual fashion, we just got a lot of good stuff out of the way before we click record, but we'll have to leave that up to the audience's imagination, right, Andy? We got some saucy stuff on the Sovereign Health podcast just before we click record that we can't disseminate to the world, unfortunately, now. We are. It's locked in. We're going to have to tread lightly in this one too, Andy, because we're going to be talking, I'm sure, quite a bit about being paramedics, about our day job. We actually had an incident in our last episode where this happened a couple of times on this show where we get a little too specific and we're like, wait, could that really fuck us down the road if a chief listened to that? We've got to basically go, this happened to someone we know at a neighboring department years ago, whatever story that we're about to just throw out there. Didn't happen with us. It happened with somebody else far, far away. Twenty years ago, we knew a guy that worked somewhere else that once had a patient where this went down. Friend of a friend. Exactly. Yeah. Well, good to hang out with you guys. It's been about, what, about a year since we last hung out. So appreciate y 'all having me on. I think about exactly. Now is the time. You know, everybody's thinking about healthcare for next year. So I appreciate y 'all having me on this time of year. As always, last year was super fun. So I'm sure we will not disappoint this time around. No, we won't. Yeah. We just finished open enrollment at the department. It's like herding cattle too. Like the, you know, they send out the initial email from HR, you get half of the firemen that do it. Another week goes by. You've got stragglers. You got to kind of get the shepherd's crook around their neck, pull them in the pen. It's like when you do a sexual harassment training, you know, nobody wants to do it. Like who wants to sit there and they want to click through, like, don't touch anyone on the penis. Don't look at anyone's ass, obviously like, yes, yes, I know I'll take the bullshit quiz. I'll get 75 % on it and I'll move on with my day. You guys went that direction. I was thinking more like doing taxes every year. Like it's one of those things like you hate doing, you know, we're actually going to put up a post either today or tomorrow on Twitter around, like do this once and never have to worry about it again. Cause we don't have open enrollments at crowd help. Like it's month to month. If you want to quit next month, if you want to quit in four years, you can quit in four years. Our average person's, you know, with us for two and a half or three years or something like that. So, um, you know, it takes five minutes to sign up. You never have to worry about it again. How beautiful is that? That's worth its weight in gold. Sure is. Yeah. I heard you when you were on with breed love, one of my main takeaways that everyone listening is thinking is why is the system and, and even just your plan, take it. If you've had a health insurance plan, an HMO, a PPO, whatever it is, it is one of the most confusing things anyone ever comes across. I consider myself squared away on so many fronts can, can read through these documents, generally understand them when it comes to healthcare.
Fresh update on "m. austin" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Door far more widely than you're acknowledging. Chris Fox for CBS News, Austin. Coming up on WTOP if you made a killing on those Taylor Swift or Beyonce tickets this year, the IRS might be looking for you. We'll talk to a correspondent at NBC about what you should know to keep the tax man off your back. It's now 10 43. found You the perfect assisted living community for your mom and dad. They're excited about moving into their beautiful new community, but you should know a few important things about assisted living and independent living communities. Residents often have care and safety needs beyond the scope of services available in these settings. To make community living practical, they may need more. Warman home care can help. Warman provides supplemental care for your parents at an assisted living facility, allowing them to enjoy their community,
A highlight from THE PROTOCOL: Krakens Potential Layer 2 Development and Coinbases Influence
"Dive deep into the blockchain realm with The Protocol Podcast with Coindesk founding editor of The Protocol newsletter Brad Count and tech journalists Sam Kessler and Margo Nykerk. They unravel the intricate technologies powering cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum one block at a time. Just a reminder, Coindesk is a news source and does not provide investment advice. Hello and welcome to The Protocol Podcast. I'm Brad Count here with my co -hosts Margo Nykerk and Sam Kessler. Please first don't forget to subscribe to our weekly newsletter The Protocol on Coindesk .com. And real quick, let's just take a second. We've got Sam Kessler here. He's actually missed a couple of our recordings over the past few weeks because he was down covering the Sam Bankman free trial, which is a story that Coindesk owns. Or we did break the story that led to the ultimate collapse of his business empire. Sam, you've been down at this trial and just like getting up at what, like 3 a .m. to get in line to get in the courtroom. Tell us what has it been like covering that trial? Yeah, it was a crazy experience. I'm glad to kind of be back to my normal life. Like you said, some days you had to wake up as early as 3 a .m. Somebody showed up at 10 p .m. the previous evening once to see Sam testify. I was not that crazy. I can only do that a few times the early day. But anyway, overall, it was a pretty insane experience. And yesterday we did sort of a panel with Coindesk reporters, four of the five Coindesk reporters who have covered this throughout the month long run of the trial to hear from members of the crypto community about questions they had and reflections on what was going on. And one of the questions that we received was around whether this trial was, in fact, the indictment of the cryptocurrency industry that everybody in the mainstream seems to frame it as. Or is this kind of this anomalous thing that exists outside of crypto, particularly because FTX was a centralized exchange? The question being, why did it feel like such a big deal? And I think the place where we all landed, like why this got the sort of breathless coverage that it did is because there is a difference between the crypto technology and the crypto industry. And I do still feel and I think those the folks who joined me on the panel agreed that this whole thing, even though it doesn't say much about the technology that undergirds all of these projects that we talk about on this podcast, this whole fiasco was an indictment of the crypto industry. The money, the attention, the focus, you know, the panels that people are willing to go on with Sandbank Manfried all just go to show that it does matter. The companies and the folks who we associate ourselves with cover. I mean, media plays a role in this, too, regardless of whether it has anything to do with the core blockchain technology itself as a centralized exchange in this case. That's super interesting, Sam. I mean, one thing I would just add, you always see giant frauds around new technologies, right? I mean, it's just like inevitable. People are always taking advantage of the opacity and the incredible, complicated stuff. And I mean, we see it all the time. But it's just stuff so hard to understand that it's pretty easy to like pull the wool over people's eyes. You know, I mean, I think we can talk a little more freely about this now that he's convicted. Anyway. OK, well, thank you, Sam. We're so glad to have you here. All right. Let's get right into it now, as we say, with the latest news and developments in technology behind crypto and blockchains. In our first segment, we will be talking about Arbitrum's governance. Of course, Arbitrum is the biggest layer two network atop Ethereum. Margo covers them all the time and they are super interesting project. But Sam, you know, this story you wrote yesterday focuses on some dissension in that community. Why don't you just give us a little brief overview of what that story is? Yeah. So like you said, Arbitrum is one of the people that I might be aware, I might remember last spring when they switched over to a decentralized governance model. So they made this big shift where they launched a token ARB and allowed holders of that token to be a part of something called the Arbitrum DAO that would govern the protocol. And the thing that we're seeing here is a nod to the growing pain, one of the growing pains that we see with all decentralized autonomous organizations, which is the difficulty of reconciling the need for decentralized governance, vast networks of people governing these protocols in like the spirit of crypto, with the reality that you need some somewhat centralized or at least professionalized decision making expertise in order to guide the direction of these really important platforms. Arbitrum has, you know, over two billion dollars locked in it as of today, if I recall correctly. But anyway, in this specific case, Arbitrum's community is currently grappling with a proposal to introduce a research coalition that will be helmed by BlockWorks Research, the research arm of the media organization, Gauntlet, a risk firm and one other cybersecurity firm that's not as specific to crypto. And those folks will kind of serve as this guidepost for the wider DAO to make its decisions. And there's been a lot of controversy around how much they'd be set to get paid under the proposal that BlockWorks presented in conjunction with these other. Let's just, Margo, what were your thoughts reading this story? So, well, two things. I sort of want to know what's in it for BlockWorks. Like, why are they putting themselves forward in this kind of proposal? But also this sort of like what Sam was alluding to drew us back to last spring when there was a controversial proposal about the DAO and there was like a ratification and they started transferring tokens before like that period had even ended. So I feel like ever since that happened, there's been a lot more attention on the DAO and like the proposals it puts forward. So there's always these controversies around DAOs and like the grapple they have to do with centralization and decentralization or professionalism in that case and having some kind of an authoritative figure that will make decisions. And so I wonder if we're looking at this more with a critical eye because of what happened six months ago and because we've sort of seen some controversy with the Arbitrum DAO. But I don't know, what are your guys thoughts on that? So it's a really good question. So that event that you're talking about was essentially when the DAO was established, there was also this foundation that was established, the Arbitrum Foundation. And you see this set up a lot of times where you have a foundation, you have a centralized company that builds a product, and then you have a DAO. The foundation kind of straddles the middle where it's like a real incorporated entity. But anyway, the foundation was suddenly granted a bunch of tokens from the initial mint of ARB. And members of this new DAO who had also just been airdropped a bunch of tokens were like, whoa, wait a minute, we didn't really have a formal vote on where those tokens should go. So it essentially looked like what it was, which was the people who initially created the blockchain granting a bunch of tokens to this foundation, which people think had some links to the old organization, the firm that ran things. So the chief irony here is that the whole idea of a DAO and the whole idea of this specific proposal is to decentralize things further so that something like a centralized foundation, something like the organization that created Arbitrum don't have an outweighed role in the direction of the chain. But the irony is that people see the same centralization issues with this new format. So one of the comments that we have in this article came from one of the voters in this Arbitrum DAO who said, quote, having the same parties review and provide opinions on proposals, cover those proposals publicly via media networks, vote on proposals, review the security concerns of a proposal, and then execute the Arbitrum network upgrades is fundamentally lacking separation of powers, which is a nod to the role that all of these different entities who would be on this coalition currently serve for Arbitrum. And this person showed that these folks who would be on this coalition also hold a huge number of ARB tokens. They'd now be kind of suggesting proposals or at least giving research on these proposals that they're also voting on and have an outweighed weight in terms of, you know, I mean, it's so interesting. It gets right at the heart of this debate, you know, the topic that just keeps coming up over and over again, which is, is all of this really about the tech or is it really about the money? It's like everybody wants the money and some people are providing value. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether this is going to actually be valuable or if it's just somebody who wants money, right? I say I'm curious, the research they're talking about, what kind of research is this? Like, why do why does Arbitrum DAO need research? Yeah, it's a good question. So it's quite interesting. One of the cool things about DAOs is you can go into the governance forums of any of them and you can see people weighing different proposals and those proposals will. So when it comes to research, sometimes there's going to be financial sort of research that they'll do into like what kinds of rewards we should give users of our protocol for doing certain things like what sort of interest should accrue to a token. Not really relevant in this case, but in the future, you know, if ARB should accrue interest, which it doesn't currently, it would kind of help make that call. You'll see a lot of risk assessment. So if Arbitrum is deciding on what bridge partners to use to transact with different chains, somebody like Gauntlet might come in or the cybersecurity firm might come in and do research to determine, hey, which of these bridge partners, given the technology we use and whatever platform we're bridging to uses would be the most secure. That's something that you saw in the past blew up on Uniswap when there's questions around conflicts of interest between the people doing the research and the bridge platforms themselves. But that's the kind of research you'll see, kind of like the technical and financial. Very briefly, the reason why this, you know, bristled so many people was the fact that it would cost two million dollars over the course of a year. And based on the cost breakdown, one person wrote, can the organizations involved demonstrate their time is worth, quote, six hundred fifty dollars to fifteen hundred dollars an hour? That seems exorbitant, as in more than I pay for a Harvard lawyer's exorbitant, literally. So these folks are asking for a ton of money in exchange for their services and they've had to defend themselves. And currently the proposal is really 50 -50 in terms of whether this is a temperature check, whether it goes to a real vote. The community can't decide whether that's a fair breakdown of costs. When does the temperature check end? It ends tomorrow. It ends tomorrow. And there's still some big voters that haven't weighed in yet. So we might be talking about this next week. One thing that is kind of cool, I will say, is in companies, modern companies, you know, the CEO and the board make the decisions and, you know, shareholders do not get to weigh in real time on kind of major strategy stuff or even like line item costs, initiatives or whatever. So that part of it is kind of cool that, you know, people are voting on whether they should spend the two million dollars. So let's turn to our next segment here. Well, there's a project called The Graph, and they came out with some news this past week. We wrote a short story about that. They call themselves the Google of Web3, or they say that people call them the Google of Web3. And the idea is that what they do is they basically look at the data that's on the blockchain and then kind of figure out how to, and then deliver that to protocols or teams and for whatever they need that blockchain data from. It's sort of like, my comment was the opposite of what Chainlink does, which is deliver, you know, stuff data onto the blockchain for protocols that need it. But they came out with this new era roadmap. I mean, a lot of it's pretty technical stuff, you know, it's like features, but they, you know, the line in the story was that this was one of their biggest upgrades since they had a 50 million dollar fundraising last year. And the development team, you know, similar to the decentralization in the previous segment, there's always, there's a development team and then there's the project. The development team is called Edgenone. And we sat down with their CEO, Tegan Klein, who, by the way, I think they said she was going to go on her honeymoon this week. So shout out to you. Congrats, Tegan. But anyway, Margo, you know, you were on this call with Tegan and you wrote up the Q &A. What were kind of your big, big ideas on this? Yeah, I thought it was interesting to hear her talk about like what the graph is, like who they serve, sort of like what entities, what protocols they serve. What I'm still sort of grappling with is like, I understand, like obviously there's a need for decentralizing data, but, you know, we'd asked sort of who her competitors are, who in the space is sort of similar to what she does. And her answer was that there isn't really anyone else in the space that does indexing like they do. Like if they do do indexing, it's something in -house. And so, yes, there's been efforts, I think, which one of, you know, Sam or Brad, you guys can talk about that because I know you have talked to Tegan about that before. But if there's no one else that does the indexing like the graph does, like how much of a hold do they have over organizing data on blockchains, especially because she claims that most of DeFi uses the graph? You know, I think that is a rare position to have in this industry, if that's true. You know, I think we haven't done a ton of reporting on this particular space. I think we're sort of more focused on the blockchain stuff that's kind of infrastructure layer of things and who's winning that race and all the apps. These are, they're kind of one of these middle players. They're not really front -facing, you know, they're sort of B2B in the sense that they're, you know, taking stuff from blockchains and delivery it to kind of like the backend of somebody's website or whatever. But I mean, in general, you know, we're going to get in the next segment, we're going to talk about all the layer twos, you know, that are developing and there's tons of layer one blockchains. But I don't know, that's kind of interesting to have a dominant position in anything in blockchain. It seems like there's tons of competition. I don't know. What do you think, Sam? Yeah, nothing comes to mind that does exactly what they do, which is they serve as a kind of like Chainlink sort of Oracle -ish function, but they're completely on chain. So they aggregate and index data on blockchains so that entities like Chainlink, like Uniswap and so on can use them. But I think that there are some, like I remember reporting on them a while ago and one of the problems that The Graph had and continues to have is just that it's extraordinarily complicated. They have their GRT token, they have these things called subgraphs, this role like indexers. And there's like all of these different, you know, jargon that you find all throughout crypto, but is particularly pronounced on The Graph that some people think is wholly unnecessary and it wouldn't be worth getting into all of it on Coindesk on this podcast, you know, is something that they still haven't been able to fix entirely at the same time. Yeah, I do think that they are somewhat unique in this intersection, but I also noticed that like some of the folks that they mentioned to you, Margo, that they, you know, are partnered with are the same folks that they've mentioned to me over almost like, I think like a year and a half ago when I last wrote about The Graph. So it's like art blocks, which is an NFT project that is really cool, but hasn't like been, you know, super huge in a while. They mentioned Uniswap. I also mentioned them, but if I recall from at least when I was, you know, writing about The Graph, their Uniswap thing is used for Uniswap to display prices on its website. It's not something used in the protocol itself, which is a distinction that might matter. The Graph is like certainly a really exciting project and it is the only one that I'm aware of that's doing, you know, this whole indexing decentralized role. I think that they are still kind of trying to exactly find their place and reach that level of ubiquity that they've wanted for a while. That's really interesting. You know, especially given that these projects that they help haven't really changed over the last two years. And one of the things we had asked her sort of is like, where are these new users that they can cater to? Especially, you know, we're in winter, so where's the growth? Like who are you poaching users from? So that's interesting. Yeah. I mean, to their credit, they did make a big gamble a while ago where they got rid of this centralized, this hosted service that they had, which is more akin to a Web2 service where they would index things and then you would query their own kind of hosted server in order to read off the data. They moved to this decentralized model a while ago and there were questions around whether they'd be able to kind of sustain those operations. And it seems like they have, you know, they really are working in alignment with that whole decentralized crypto ethos in a way that a lot of these sorts of information providers, aggregators aren't. They've had some staying power, at least as a result of that, regardless of whatever their user numbers and partners are. I mean, it's interesting when you were mentioning how technical some of this stuff is. All right. Well, let's take a quick break. And when we come back, we're going to talk about the story of the week. Margo Scoop, Kraken coming out with a layer two. We'll be right back. Calling all developers. Consensus 2024 is happening May 29th through the 31st in Austin, Texas. Experience three days of intensive learning with technical talks, 40 plus expert speakers and 20 or more in -depth workshops, including dedicated half days for Ethereum and Bitcoin. 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A highlight from Executive Director of The Bush Tennis Center Tim Stallard Talks Bringing The Pros The Texas
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I'm your host Kamau Murray, and we are here with all things tennis. Mr. Tim Stoller, Tim is the general manager and director of the Bush tennis center down in San Antonio, Texas. And they are hosting a really cool tennis event this weekend. It is the, Tim, go ahead, give us the name. Yes, the San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships, and it's at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. However, the Bush tennis center is way out in West Texas, about 300 miles away in Midland, Texas. So that's kind of an interesting dynamic of this event. Yeah, we want to hear a lot about that because I'll be honest with you. You know, I built 27 tennis courts in the city and the Bush tennis center has the exact same mission as I do, and I'd never heard of it. So we want to dig into that. But first, let's dig into your background. You have put on more than 50, you know, ATP, USDA, Pro Circuit events, assistant coach at University of Texas, spent time on the court with Andy Roddick. Tell me about your pedigree, where you come from, how you got in the game, and how you were able to travel through so many different levers of the sport. Well, I actually, it started in Rockford, Illinois, way up north, and started playing tennis and just, it was one of those things after my parents got divorced a couple of times. I love baseball, but trying out for baseball teams was more problematic than just entering tennis tournaments. So I kind of fell into tennis through that and loved the sport. And you know, like you said, went on to coach at University of Texas and started, you know, just had some great players. And that's really how I got into starting to run events is I was trying to get wildcards and help out players that I was coaching. And way back in the day, I had two really great players in Texas. One was Julie Scott, who is an All -American at Stanford. And, you know, I couldn't get wildcards. And the other one was Elizabeth Schmidt, who played at UCLA and went on, now she's a head coach at Rice. And very deserving kids. And the USDA said, you know, if you start running tournaments, you get the wildcards. So at one point, I had 13 challengers across the U .S. And some of those challengers, like Champaign -Urbana, are still moving along. So it was an interesting process. So we've held calendars the last two years. And it is a tough business model. To have 13 of them, you know, they struggle to make money. They break even at best. To have 13 of them, you must have had a model that worked because no one would ask for it 13 times if you don't. So tell us about your experience with challengers because we see challengers in the U .S., you know, come on and off the calendar, right? And it hurts our U .S. players from, like you said, creating that vertical for where they're in, you know, the collegiate pathway, they want to try to hand it to Pro Tour, they can't get a wildcard, not enough events to spread the wildcards out. How did you make the challenger model work? Yeah, you know, I was able to get national sponsors. I mean, it covered everything. So I had great sponsors, AOL, Porsche Cars North America, Bear Stearns, HealthSouth. So I just went out. I had a great mentor, a big advertising company, GSD &M. The founders of that really kind of showed me how to put media value behind packages. And I found a kind of a good formula. So you know, I would have literally just, you know, Porsche would say, we need these markets and I would jump on a plane and go to Miami and find facilities. But it was a nice problem because I had all the financials together. You look at the challenger that was in Dallas for years, that was over 20 years that they had it at TbarM. So lots of great challenges throughout the years. Now when you would sell those packages, would the sponsor take all 13? Or like the major sponsors take all 13, then you add on locals? Or was it, you know, and the people would pick off whichever ones they wanted in the markets? Yeah, for the most part, you know, we'd have our major sponsors would take all the markets and then we'd sell kind of patron, local, because you always want the local community involved. So we'd have local patron packages. And we really did our best to make it a fun event, you know, pro -ams and music and access to the players. And, you know, for me, a big part of it was telling the story of the challengers. I mean, I love challengers because you have the veterans that are hanging on that come to get the points. You got the top juniors in the world and they clash at the challenger level. And you know, I'll never forget, I was in a drive -through at McDonals in Austin, Texas, and I got a call from Andre Agassi's brother asking for a wild card into Burbank. And at that time, I'd already, I'd committed, I had a player, Brandon Coop and Robert Abendroth, I committed my two wild cards, so I couldn't give him a wild card, but I was hoping the USTA would. And you know the story, I mean, he got a wild card, he played against Sarga Sargisian in the finals. They called it the Battle of Armenia. And it was a great tournament and it was great to see him come back a year later. He was already back to number four in the world. So it was really just an inspiration to see Andre. Yeah, so, you know, I think that one of the things we us to underestimate is like really the job of these challengers, right, especially in the US soil, is to help promote the next generation of player, right? So I always like to hear a famous story. So our challengers, our wild cards went to Ben Shelton last summer. That's awesome, man. I always hit the semis, obviously got to perform, got a wild card into, got to upgrade a wild card, got originally got a wild card in the Qualities of Cincy because he was in Chicago so long, upgraded to the main draw. And this year, Alex Mickelson wins our event, goes on and plays Newport, right, gets the final to Newport, loses to Manarino, I think. So tell me about another famous wild card story where you see, you gave a wild card to someone that has some potential. And then other than the story you told us where you're like, you know, we had a hand in that person's career. Well, a couple of them, one in Rockford, Illinois, back to Rockford, Illinois, I had a challenger there in February following the Midland, Michigan challenger that's still going. And I got a call from one of my idols, Nick Boletary, and said, I've got this girl, she's number one in the world. And she's not going to make the cut for the challenger. And we think she has a lot of potential. It was Anna Kournikova. So I gave her a wild card and she won it. And you know, I believe, you know, five months later, she was in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. And what's cool about Anna is Anna came back and we've done a lot of charity events. And following, we did an event in Beaumont with Pete Sampras. And she flew after that over to Horseshoe Bay to do a free clinic with my wife and kids. And it was the first kids courts, it was the Andy Roddick kids courts out at Horseshoe Bay. But she flew over, you know, did it absolutely for free to give back to the kids. And she's amazing. But it's really funny that, you know, that started when she was 13 years old in frigid Rockford, Illinois, in February. So you mentioned your wife and kids, do your daughters play at all? They did. They're older now. They're once graduated from A &M. She's an architect and my other daughter is about to start her master's in communications at A &M. Now, did you tie your hand at coaching them? You know, obviously, I'm trying to coach my kids. And I'm trying not to let what happens on the tennis court blend into the car ride home or blend into the dinner table. But sometimes that's really hard. Did you try your hand at coaching them? And how did that go? Yeah, I did. My wife was really their primary coach. And my wife was a great player, all American at Texas, coached at Texas. She's number one in the Southerns, finalist at the Easter Bowl, just a great player. And we are very different coaching styles. My wife is very, you know, very, very fired up with the girls. I was a lot more laid back. And you know, when I go to their matches, I'd have the newspaper, my Starbucks, and they go, Dad, you're not even watching my match. Of course, I'm watching every point. But when they look at me, I've got my newspaper up and my coffee is kind of downplaying it. But they were great, you know, we're really proud of our daughters. And we officially became grandparents about a little over a year ago. But, you know, tennis was just a great experience for their life. And it, you know, for me, it changed my life. You know, growing up in Rockford, Illinois, my dad was an automaker, tool and die maker, neither one of my parents even know how to keep score in tennis. And like I said, after a couple of divorces, I had a wonderful coach, Pat Wicks, that gave me a lot of free lessons and I just worked my butt off and it opened doors. And, you know, that's what we're really inspired to do with the Bush AIDS Outreach Program is create that opportunity. And I mean, we have 100%, any kid that comes, we provide full scholarships, partial scholarships, we turn down no one. That's our mission. So we're real proud of that and we've helped a lot of kids and we're expanding that throughout the state of Texas and then happy to really help, you know, great foundations like the Ryan Brothers Foundation, John Isner. My wife and I, we went out and helped Sloan. Sloan had over 300 kids bust in from Compton at USC. My wife and I went out and helped with clinics out there to help Sloan, but she does amazing work year -round. So there's a lot of great stories and a lot of great things that, you know, people see these great players on the court, but I'm really inspired for a lot of things they're doing off the court. So tell me about the Bush Tennis Center. I would say I didn't even know it existed. I didn't know that the Bushes were big tennis people. I knew the Koch Brothers were big tennis people down there in Texas, but didn't know the Bush Tennis Center existed. So tell me about how the Bush Tennis Center came along and how you ended up taking the job. Oh, it's, in 2015, I had John Isner, Sam Querrey, and the Bryans, and we did a four -day run where we did Atlanta, Nashville, Midland, and then Camarillo, California to do something for the Bryan Brothers for their foundation. So those four guys, 2015, went through just to do a one -day event and just started talking to the people that founded the Bush Tennis Center and they were having some challenges with the business model, asked me to, hired me as a consultant initially. And I just said, you know, here's all the things that need to be done. And they're like, well, we want to hire you. I'm like, well, I don't live here. I live in Austin. My wife's director of tennis at Horseshoe Bay Resort. My company's in Austin. They're like, well, we don't care if you live here, just come and check into the Double Tree Hilton downtown Midland and come and figure this thing out. And you know, it was really neat because at that point I was working, I was trying to build a similar facility next to Dell Diamond with Reed and Reece Ryan, Nolan Ryan's kids. They owned the Minor League Ballpark there and we were kind of going down that road to maybe buy the ATP event in Memphis, build a facility like this. And you know, we're going down that road, but there was a lot of politics and just dealing with governments and stuff. I go out to West Texas and they're like, you know, here's the keys to the place. How much money do you need? Let's get it going. I mean, it's just an amazing opportunity. And we're on 35 acres. We've already on the far west side, we just opened a $4 million park designed for special needs children. So we've got zip lines. Everything is set up where kids can play just despite, you know, physical challenges. They can play side by side with all kids. We have a $4 million park. We just broke ground on a new 90 ,000 square foot athletic center, which will have five indoor basketball courts, 15 volleyball courts, a 75 yard turf indoor field. And then Lance Hooton, who I actually met through Andy Roddick, who's traveled with Andy. It's going to be a sports performance training center. And Lance Hooton's coming in and using his expertise to develop that as well. So, you know, it's a big campus and it's all set up as a nonprofit. It's a legacy for the Bush presidents. And you know, I feel like to some degree I get to be Santa Claus because I get to really help a lot of kids. And that's super important to me. And we've got a staff that is just amazing, that just cares so much about helping kids and really developing a great event, a great product. Now you're also building indoor tennis courts. And what people don't know is like in these southern markets, right, places where you just say California, Texas, Atlanta, Florida, even, he's like, why do you need indoor courts in those markets? Sometimes it is so hot, right, that you just need the, you need the roof for the shade, right? Or sometimes like in Florida, it'll rain all day, right? And you need the roof for the rain. So tell us why you would need indoor courts in West Texas. Well, a lot of times it's just too windy. I mean, we're just out in the middle of nowhere. It's flat as can be. And, you know, as they say, there's not a lot out there, but there's a lot under there. I mean, we're on the biggest reserve of oil on planet Earth, the Permian Basin and the Delaware Basin, you know, come right out of right out of Midland, West Texas. And but it's flat, high winds. So we lose a lot of days where, you know, the wind gets up above 25 miles an hour. It's not playable. Dust is blowing. And then, you know, we have one hundred and one hundred and ten hundred and fifteen degree days in the summer, and then it drops to twenty five degrees. That's just all over the map. So indoor courts will definitely help us. We're looking at doing eight indoor hard and four indoor clay, and there's no way to do outdoor clay. It would just blow away. So it would be so dry and you'd be you know, every year we bring in twelve tons of clay to sort of re -top off our red hard shoe courts. I mean, I would only imagine how much money you spend on. Oh, yeah. It wouldn't last.
A highlight from Austin Campbell Interview - The SEC is Losing to Crypto! PayPal's Stablecoin, CBDCS, Crypto Regulations
"The SEC in particular is doing two things that I find pretty odious. One is trying to constantly expand their remit without telling people what the rules are. Contrast this to, say, the OCC, the Federal Reserve, and the FDIC. I disagree with them on some aspects on policy, but they're willing to clearly and publicly state what they think the rules are and what people are allowed to do. They put a note in the Federal Register laying out their views on blockchains pretty clearly for their banks. So, Uphold is available in over 150 countries, and they are a safe platform. They have full reserve of customer assets. They don't commingle or lend your funds out, and they provide audits of their reserves. So, it's a safe platform, and I trust it. I vouch for it, and I've interviewed the CEO, the CFO, and other representatives of the company. So, if you'd like to learn more about Uphold, please visit the link in the description. Thank you so much for joining us today. We'll be getting started in just a couple of minutes. But first, let's get started with some of the news and interviews. With me today is Austin Campbell, who's the founder and managing partner of Zero Knowledge Consulting. Austin, great to have you on the show. Yeah, thank you very much. Excited to be here. Austin, as mentioned before the recording, I wanted to speak to you for a long time. I've listened to your testimony before Congress. You're very knowledgeable about the crypto market and blockchain tech, so I've got a lot of questions for you. But let's kick it off with your background. Tell us about yourself, where you're from, and where did you grow up? Yeah, so where am I from? Where did I grow up? The answer to that is the West Coast, despite the fact that I am in New York right now. So, I grew up in San Diego, California, which means everywhere else I live in the rest of the world, the weather is just strictly worse. So, I have just accepted that as a part of my life. But I've lived all over the place. I've lived in multiple US states across the West, the East, the Midwest, and traveled pretty extensively for work, especially throughout Asia. So, I've lived technically in New York longer than anywhere else in my life, but I'm old enough to have a lot of gray hair and New York is only 14 years, so. Wow. Yeah, you mentioned San Diego. My wife, she loves Santa Monica. It's funny, the grass is always greener. She wants to go to Santa Monica, leave the northeast area.
A highlight from Ep406: Get On All The Platforms You Dummy
"Now you're going to get more downloads, more listeners, more plays, more ratings and reviews, and will end up happening is it'll trigger algorithms where your podcast playing platform sees that you're doing great. They put you in front of more and more people. And that means that your podcast grows. Most hosts never achieved the results they hoped for. They're falling short on listenership and monetization, meaning their message isn't being heard and their show ends up costing them money. This podcast was created to help you grow your listenership and make money while you're at it. Get ready to take notes. Here's your host, Adam Adams. Hey, podcaster, it is your host, Adam Adams. And on this episode, I really want to talk about getting on all of the different platforms we titled this episode. Get on all the platforms, you dummy. Now, I think that was more of a hook like, hey, wake up and I want you to wake up. Why? Because I get so many people that come to me. And they tell me that they're on all the platforms and they tell me that the reason why they know that they're on all the platforms is because their hosting platform syndicates it everywhere. That's a lie. And I'm sorry to tell you, I'm sorry to put this in to your head right now. You're not on all the platforms. You are not unless you work with a team like ours that really knows how to get you on every single platform. You're not there. You're not there just because Libsyn or Buzzsprout or you name the hosting platform. You're not there just because that company syndicates, quote, quote, everywhere automatically. You got to do a little bit of research. I want to give you a couple of examples. When Facebook this was a short stint when Facebook decided, hey, I want to jump on the podcast bandwagon. I think Facebook might have been saying, I think that we need to keep people on our platform. They're going to all these other platforms. They're going to name the platform Apple and we're losing out on attention. And so for us to get more attention, let's offer to be a hosting platform for podcasts as well. So they tried it out. Now, not very many people moved over. It didn't end up working out. They didn't put enough money behind marketing. They didn't spend enough time on it. They didn't do it right. They didn't really launch it very well. I don't think Metta has been doing everything perfectly lately. Who knows? We can save that for another thing. Anyway, Facebook ended up trying to do podcasts. And guess what? You probably never got your podcast on there. But guess what else? Our 60 clients at the time all were on Facebook within 10 days. Within 10 days, we had 100 percent of our clients on Facebook. Then they went out. And that's fine. That's not proving the point or taking away from the point. The point is that you need to get on every platform that you can. Let's use another example. YouTube comes out and says, hey, we're going to be a hosting platform now, too. Now, you could already have your podcast video on YouTube. You could already put even the audio as a video with a still image on YouTube. Those things already could happen. But that was never good. Being on YouTube was never that great. And why? Why wasn't it? And it's basically because unfortunately, when somebody has a regular old YouTube channel, they're listening to your episode or they're watching your episode. Maybe they're subscribed. Who knows? Maybe they found you because somebody forwarded it to them. The point is that as they're watching your video, YouTube is going to basically say you should watch these other videos. And here's the sad thing. They're watching your video. And let's just pretend that you have about 150 people that have watched it. That's a pretty typical number. So you're on YouTube and 150 people watched it. And what's going to happen is YouTube is going to say, well, you should watch this other one that 70 ,000 people looked at because we trust them because they have a lot of people that liked it. Or you should watch this other video with a million people. And so the little guy or the little girl, that person, let's just say you, who only has a certain number of downloads and it's not over a million per episode on YouTube. Well, what's going to be happening is YouTube is going to push people in front of the other ones that are doing better. That's the sad thing, but that's a reality about it. So when YouTube said, hey, I'm going to have a podcast playing platform like Apple and Spotify, for example, what ended up happening is my team again within 10 days all of our clients are now on YouTube for the audio version with where people can subscribe for the podcast. So within 10 days, all of my clients, boom. And you might not have even known that Facebook ever did that. You might not have known that YouTube, as I'm recording, is currently doing that. And that's because you well, I guess there's a lot of reasons. You're not doing all of your research and you're not finding out how to do all this. But working with our team, we are always trying to find out where all the platforms are. Regardless of how you get on the platforms, you work with our company. Great. You find it on your own by like a Google search, wherever you search, then you're going to be able to connect it. And so here's at the end of this episode, here's what you need to know. You need to go and research unless you're already a client of ours and working with us. You're everywhere. You need to go and research all of the other places. I'm going to use the next couple of minutes to share another platform that all of our clients are on. It's called Ganna, G -A -N -N -A, I think is how it's spelled, Ganna. And it's a place where a few years back in India, they came up with a podcast playing platform and it became one of the biggest playing platforms. And a few different countries, especially last year from the day that I'm recording this, about a year and a half ago, Mandarin, Chinese and Spanish became huge, huge listener base. So China and for example, Mexico had more listeners than they did the previous years before. And with Ghana, this allowed a lot of more people in eastern India, for example, to become listeners of podcasts. It gave them a great platform that was for them. And then you might be saying, OK, Adam, what you're saying, what I'm hearing you say, this is you talking, I'm imitating you right now, not to be rude. You might say this, well, Adam, sounds like that would be good. But you keep telling me that the listeners are from India and like my podcast is in Germany. My podcast is in America. My podcast is in Canada. My podcast is in Europe, wherever my podcast is in the United Kingdom. So here you are saying like, I don't really think you're onto something, Adam. If you're trying to tell me to be on one and that's in a totally different country, like I don't understand the point. OK, I get you. I'm understanding with you. I'm with you right now. You don't get the point. Yet. Let me share it with you. Even if you have a podcast and let's just say you're in Germany, you got a podcast in Germany. You only can serve people in Germany for your business. I don't know what your business is, but let's just pretend you live in Germany and your podcast is in Germany and you can only serve people in your country. And so you're asking, so why would I need to be in this other country where there's a lot of listeners growing just like they did in China and Mexico recently? And here comes the answer. The answer is you want to trigger some algorithms so that you can get pushed in front of more people that can work with you. So regardless if you think you can serve them, if your business is also in that country, you will still want to allow your podcast to be on every platform. Get on all the platforms you dummy. Get on all the platforms you dummy. OK, so you're going to want to be on in the platform Ghana, even though most of the listeners are going to be in India, because now you're going to get more downloads, more listeners, more plays, more ratings and reviews and will end up happening is it'll trigger algorithms where your podcast playing platform sees that you're doing great. They put you in front of more and more people. And that means that your podcast grows, your podcast will grow as well. And also it's a small world after all. I mean, we've all been to Disneyland or Disney World and ridden that ride. It's a small world after all. They say it like a million times and it's still not in your head. It is a freaking small world, which means that in India or the Philippines or Mexico or Germany or the US or Canada or Australia name more countries, that's fine. I'm going to stop there in this country. Many people know people in other countries. Many people can refer people. So on top of you just getting more downloads and stuff on top of you triggering algorithms so that your person can find you easier, you will also have that third benefit where somebody listening, let's use Ghana and India for a second. And I hate to sound racist or however this might sound, but I'm just going to finish the sentence anyway, because I have a shit ton of friends who are Indian and engineers or I .T. So I'm just going to use the friends that I have as the example. So I've got a friend who lives in Texas. They are Indian and they migrated directly from India. And so they even still have that stronger accent as well. Right. So they haven't been here their whole life. They are a first born immigrant. They moved here. And well, guess what? When Ghana starts growing and your podcast starts growing in Ghana, what are the chances that that person who's listening on Ghana in India has a close friend or family member in Silicon Valley, a close friend or family in San Antonio, Texas, Austin, Texas, Dallas, Texas, has a strong family member and named the city. I have so many close friends that are Indian, that are engineers or technology or whatever, and they migrated or their parents or the grandparents migrated and they need to know my podcast. So there's still more chance using that third example of referrals to be able to get in front of my right person. So let's just say that you've got a real estate podcast. You syndicate deals, which means that you raise capital so you can buy bigger real estate and you get out up on Ghana. Awesome. Engineers and IT make a lot of money. They both do. And so all of a sudden you got that person listening and they might just tell their friend who lives in name the city in the US, for example, or in Australia. Maybe you're in Australia. I know that there's a lot of good technology there as well. Technology is a big thing right now. And so not to be prejudiced or saying that everybody of a certain race is a certain job title. I know that's not true. It's just that I have a shit ton of friends that are Indian. They're either engineers or IT, just like most of the time. Sometimes they're lawyers, sometimes they're other things as well. But I just so many of them are those two things. And just depending like where you are, what you're looking at, what you're looking for, there's no reason not to be on every single platform. So I feel like this is like a racist episode. I hope nobody thinks that I'm being negative toward anybody in any way because my heart's not there. Anyway, going back to what I'm saying is at the end of this episode, what we want you to take away, it's work with a company like ours where we can make sure that you're always on every platform that's possible so that you can get the best end result, regardless if that listener is the best listener immediately. There's three reasons why to do it. And if you don't work with us, for example, just do a really good research on a search engine where you're trying to find what are all the places possible. It's a small world. After all, I'll see you on the next episode. You're not alone if you're ready to either get your very first affordable microphone or if you're ready to upgrade your equipment to some legit podcasting studio equipment, because on all of the forums over the last few months, I'm seeing this all the time. Even my own personal clients that work with my team, they're ready to get that next microphone. They're asking us for it. Additionally, when I'm on discovery calls with potential clients, they're always asking for this stuff. Hey, what mic do you recommend? Hey, what lighting do you recommend? What webcam should I be using? So many questions. And so what we did, my whole team has put together a PDF so that if you're one of those people who is looking to either get your very first affordable microphone or if you're ready to upgrade your equipment to more professional podcast studio equipment, whether it's soundproofing or whatever, we've got you covered by going to growyourshow .com forward slash PDF, and you can download the PDF for free or right there on the webpage is everything that you would have and you don't need to download the PDF either way. Just go to growyourshow .com forward slash PDF, which will put you to the podcasting equipment that me and my team have personally vetted. I'll see you on the next episode.
A highlight from Solana is Winning Right Now | Anatoly & Austin
"Bankless Nation, I'm coming to you from Solana breakpoint in Amsterdam. This is the third breakpoint that has ever happened in the year 2023, and this one is a little bit different. The first breakpoint happened in 2021 in the second half of the year, absolute peak froth of the bull market in Lisbon, followed by the second Solana breakpoint in 2022 also in Lisbon, which happened right before the collapse of FTX. And here we are, a new venue, a new city, Amsterdam, for Solana breakpoint number three. And this one has a little bit different of a vibe. This one is deep into the bear market, perhaps coming out of the bear market, and the Solana community has been cultivated as such. As you would imagine, the people that went to the 2021 Solana breakpoint when sole price was over $200, a lot of them didn't make it. And the third Solana breakpoint, instead what you have left is the low level devs that comprise the majority of what I would say is the Solana community. Over the last year or so, I've dabbled with Solana, being Solana curious, I guess you would call it, mostly fighting, but I've definitely learned that if I want to learn about Solana, it's not going to happen through the filter that is crypto Twitter, or probably not inside of any of my Ethereum native circles either. But since I'm on my way to East Lisbon, I'm taking a flight here shortly, I decided to pop over a little bit early to Amsterdam to check out Solana breakpoint for myself. In this episode, I talked with Anna Tolley, the founder of Solana and Austin, of course, from the Solana foundation, just to kind of get a vibe check over the arc of Solana breakpoint, what this conference means to the Solana community and overall what people are getting excited about as it stands today in Solana and a totally is persistently busy, of course. So we had him and Austin for the first 30 minutes and then until they had to run. And so then me and Austin had a chance to chat about all of the different rabbit holes and things that are going on in Solana. I do my best to compare them to what people on this podcast might be familiar with in the Ethereum world. So for example, that they have Solana fire dancer. And in terms of significance, that's kind of like EIP 1559, or the Ethereum merge, at the Solana community are interested in. And so I do my best, actually, I do the only thing that I know how to do, which is compare evolutions and progress in Solana and kind of use Ethereum as a frame of reference just to gain my own understanding. And since you are likely a longtime listener of this podcast, it's probably useful for you as well. So if you are curious about what is going on in the state of Solana, or you weren't able to attend breakpoint, and you just want to kind of catch a vibe, this episode is for you with Anna Tolley and Austin of the Solana ecosystem. So let's go ahead and get right into that conversation with Anatoly and Austin. But first, a moment to talk about these fantastic sponsors that make this show possible, especially Kraken, a preferred exchange for crypto in 2023. If you not have an account with Kraken, what are you waiting for the bull market is about to get started and you need a centralized exchange like Kraken to buy some of your crypto assets. There is a link in the show notes to getting started with Kraken today. Kraken knows crypto. Kraken has been in the crypto game for over a decade. And as one of the largest and most trusted exchanges in the industry, Kraken is on the journey with all of us to see what crypto can be. Human history is a story of progress. It's part of us, hardwired. We're designed to seek change everywhere, to improve, to strive. And if anything can be improved, why not finance? Crypto is a financial system designed with the modern world in mind, instant permissionless and 24 seven. 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"'The Simpsons' takes on NFTs" Nov 06, 2023
"It's 8am eastern November the 6th and this is your daily crypto report. Bitcoin is up slightly at $35 ,218, ETH is down slightly at $1 ,898, and Ripple's XRP has overtaken Binance Coin by market cap and is up slightly at $0 .70. While XRP has saw a big spike in the past 24 hours, the price increase appears to be driven by spot trading with no immediate catalysts identified that may be related to two positive developments for Ripple. Last week, the firm received approvals to operate in Georgia and Dubai, allowing licensed firms in Dubai's financial center to offer XRP to clients. Additionally, Ripple is collaborating with the National Bank of Georgia on a digital currency project. While the Bank of England and the UK's FCA are seeking feedback on their proposals for regulating stablecoins, they're concerned about the potential risks for financial stability posed by payment systems using stablecoins if widely adopted for retail payments in the UK. They aim to regulate operators of systemic payment systems using stablecoin issuers and wallet providers to support safe innovation while ensuring public confidence in digital money and payments. Feedback from the public and industry is welcomed until February 6th of 2024. The latest episode of The Simpsons called Wild Bart's Can't Be Token features blockchain and NFTs. In the episode, Bart gets accidentally turned into an NFT and Marge goes on a blockchain adventure to rescue him. The episode references NFTs and artists like the Bored API Club and Beeple. It also pokes fun at the speculative nature of NFTs. The show previously explained blockchain and crypto in a 2020 episode called Frink Coin. Crypto entrepreneur Roger Ver has sued Matrixport subsidiary Smart Vega Holding Limited for $8 million over frozen funds. Ver alleges that Matrixport's founder froze his funds due to a dispute related to losses at Coinflex. Matrixport claims that the freeze resulted from an investigation into Ver's margin trading irregularities on Bit .com. And finally, the number of Bitcoin addresses holding at least $1 ,000 worth of Bitcoin has reached a record high of $8 million. Bitcoin's recent price increase and optimism surrounding the potential approval of spot Bitcoin ETFs by the US SEC have contributed to this surge in adoption. Well, that's all for us today. Visit us at dailycryptoreport .io and listen to us everywhere else you podcast under Daily Crypto Report. Welcome to As a Woman, Fertility Hormones and Beyond. I'm your host, Dr. Natalie Crawford, and I am a fertility physician and co -founder of Fora Fertility in Austin, Texas. We will talk about a wide range of topics, including the menstrual cycle, your hormones, infertility, IVF, mental health, and well, beyond. So join us and become part of the community of collaboration that amplifies others as a woman. In season two of Missing Pages, we'll take a look at what happens when an old system faces new challenges. This is what happens when you involve money. I'm Beth Ann Patrick, your host of season two of the Missing Pages podcast. We'll dig into these stories and talk to authors like Jodie Pico for their firsthand experiences. You can childproof your world, but you can't worldproof your child. Listen and subscribe to season two of Missing Pages wherever you get your podcasts.
A highlight from XRP & TOP ALTCOINS BREAKOUT! (COSMOS Set To Explode?)
"To get in I would it's a very finite space and then you're in the overflow yep it's not easy getting that spot up front you have to work hard for it so 2 a .m. all right well so what is my testimony gonna do is it gonna hurt me is it gonna help me well some say might land me a higher sentence gulp that's not what I wanted to read so face a potentially higher present sentence after taking the stand I was in court last week to present testimony on the collapse of his once 40 billion dollar empire I don't know why I was still wearing the headphones don't ask me I'm Sam I didn't see it in my hair you know what Sam's gonna be able to get a lot of government -sponsored cucumbers all kind of metrics someone said this is to charge me what is how would I plug it in I don't get that man yeah I'll be singing all right alto all right let's see Twitter now let's talk a little Twitter here Twitter it's now worth almost 19 billion dollars that was kind of a bad deal he got right it was 44 billion dollars and then he's like you know Dorsey and the previous co I forget the the previous CEO but no they handed him a piece of paper and on this paper is all the Twitter numbers and it's all accurate and Elon Musk looked at it and his team looked at it said okay well this says you know it's probably worth about 44 billion and a tomb Elon signs it with the cucumber signs it and then they're like all right well this number says you know this is how many active users we have and you're like oh that number was wrong okay well let me see how many bots we say we have okay well that number was right way way wrong okay well this is how many humans actually use our platform right this it has to be an accurate number oh well that was way under two and so he could have fought it it looked like he was gonna have to buy it anyways but that was fraud yeah what the Twitter team did to Elon Musk that was 100 % fraud they lied to him they knew they were lies you read in the Twitter files they knew all these numbers were fake the reason they lied about the numbers sounded better to advertisers it's a lot better saying you have a hundred people using your platform versus saying we have 20 humans and 80 robots using our platform then coca -cola Toyota whatever is gonna say well maybe I don't pay that much for that ad if it ain't a hundred humans I didn't know there's only 20 humans and 80 fake people that's what they were doing it was all a facade well now now the value is around 19 billion so I wonder what hey thank you altcoin daily I went for the the Aaron this is the Aaron not the Austin yeah Aaron has more hair and so this is the Aaron I'm guessing that was Aaron Austin would tell me to get a haircut so Twitter now worth 19 billion dollars how does it feel to lose 23 billion dollars Elon Musk he probably paid 23 billion dollars knowing he was just buying a crime scene overpaying for a crime scene some say he bought it to read his ex -girlfriend's DMS I don't know what the real answer is I'm not saying that of course I would never say that I mean the value I think really is in the the access you know the access that the infrastructure and access that Twitter provides the user base yeah yeah user base but but then also the access of like actually opening up this this control of media that we see pervasively across the world right now and especially in the u .s.
A highlight from The Clippers Are Dumb, Plus the NFL Trade Deadline, Sleeper Teams, and 'The Godfather' With Michael Lombardi
"Coming up, the Clippers trade for Harden. Lots of football talk and some Italian movies. Oh yeah, next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. It's the best time of the year with football in full swing and basketball returning soon. FanDuel, the best place to bet on the action. The app is safe, secure, and easy to use. And when you win, you get paid instantly. Get exclusive offers every day. Jump into the action at any time during the game with quick bets and take home a fast W. Plus, check out the Explore page for the simplest way to start betting. Download the app today. Bet with America's number one sportsbook. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Visit TheRinger .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit TheRinger .com slash RG. We are supported by McDonald's. This month, McDonald's is upping its game by introducing two beloved sauces to its lineup. Mambo sauce and sweet and spicy jam. Hmm, why do I love these? Well, they both pack a spicy punch. They let you switch up the flavors in your usual order. I like having more choices. You know what, if you're gonna give me eight choices, why not give me 10? The sweet and spicy jam sounds delicious. These two sauces are only available for a limited time at participating McDonald's, so make sure to try them. While you can, tap the banner to learn more. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I put up a new rewatchables on Monday night. We did the Omen. We did the OG Omen. We did the 1976 one. One of the creepiest movies ever made with some of the scariest scenes that have ever been in any of these movies. Me and Chris Ryan broke all of it down for you. What else happened in The Ringer universe? Oh, The Ringerverse crew. Everybody got together for the first time and they did a live show in LA on Monday night and even dressed up for Halloween, a couple of them. It was great, great to see everybody all together. Check out the, all of our basketball stuff on Ringer NBA, Mismatch, Brazilos Pod, Ringer Gambling. Austin Rivers has his new podcast, Off Guard. And then obviously our football stuff, all our culture stuff as well. And we're gonna have a big announcement on this podcast on Thursday about an upcoming show you might not be expecting. Coming up in this pod, I'm gonna talk about the Clippers trading for James Harden at the top and why I thought it was a huge mistake. And then our old friend Mike Lombardi, we're gonna talk about the trade deadline in the NFL as well as what team that seemingly looks like their season's almost over might actually jump in the second half of the year. And then last but not least, we're gonna talk Italian movies and Italian TV shows because why not? This is a fun podcast. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. ["PURL JAM"] All right, I'm taping this on Tuesday before the Clippers game on Tuesday night. The Clippers traded for James Harden late night. They tried to do this as late as possible at night when the most possible people were asleep because they were embarrassed by this trade. And they should be because they're the Clippers. They haven't made the finals ever in the history of the franchise, dating back to Buffalo in 1970, talking five and a half decades of bad luck, terrible injuries, mismanagement. We had the Donald Sterling piece of it. We had load management. And in the last couple of years, they've had some of the worst playoff losses of the 21st century. And now they're trading for a guy who's quit on his last three teams. So they decided, you know what, we'll do this in the middle of the night on the East Coast at least. So we'll take the least amount of slack. They were bidding against nobody. There's 30 teams in the league. One of them had James Harden. 28 other teams were like, we're good. And the Clippers said, you know what, we need this guy. We'll still be not nearly as good as Denver, but if we do this, maybe we could lose in either round two or round three, maybe? I just feel like they don't have any draft picks left for the rest of the decade. So they basically traded three picks for James Harden. The worst one was a 2028 unprotected first. Why do this now? Why do this for a team with no other offers? Why bid against yourself? And why not just wait? If you know you're trading basically two and a half picks plus all these expirings they had, why not wait? The league, I don't know if you've watched it the first week, the league is more talented and more loaded than it's ever been, probably in 30 years. And there's a really, really, really good chance that a couple teams that thought they were gonna be good are not gonna be good. Like for instance, Memphis is 0 -4. Or is Memphis gonna go 25 and 57? Probably not. But there's gonna be a couple teams that are just way worse than they expected. And guess what happens after Thanksgiving and in December and in January? Those teams panic. Guys become available. Like what if Toronto is bad? What if they're like, you know what, Pascal Siakam, this just isn't working for us. What if Chicago, who's already had two team meetings, I think, in three games, what if they decide to put Zach Levine on the table? Like you just don't know. What you do know now is that there was only one team bidding for James Harden and the Clippers ended up with him anyway. The other thing, if you're giving up this much for one guy, I better know that I have a chance to actually win the title. And I just don't feel like they do. I went to the game Sunday night. Kawhi, he looks fine. He looks fine. Does he look like the Kawhi from the mid -2010s? No. Does he look like the guy from 2019 Toronto? He does not. He looks like an older playing himself back in the shape version of Kawhi. And if that's your best player, that's just not gonna be enough this year. The Celtics are too good. Denver is too good. Milwaukee has Giannis and Dame. Phoenix has a ton of scoring. Golden State's gonna be really good. They're still not in the mix. So that was my first issue. The second one, who are you getting? Who are you getting in this trade? Where you're getting I .S. Quinn on three teams. You're getting the most disappointing playoff star this century, literally this century. And there's no other person you can put in there. There's nobody who has even half of the qualifications from a playoff disappointment standpoint that this guy does. Zach Lowe came on the Book of Basketball podcast, I think in 2019, we did a James Harden podcast. And in that podcast, which was four years ago, called him the Karl Malone of guards. And I was immediately the most jealous I've ever been of a comparison. Since then, he had the 2020 bubble flame out. Then they had in 2022, the Miami series, which he sucked in. And then in 2023, the Celtic series, this guy, it's an all time resume. And the Clippers who are just playoff futility through and through for the entire franchise history were like, that's the guy. That's the guy that can take the lovable loser Clippers over the top, James Harden. He slows you down. He needs the ball all the time. The Clippers now have Paul George, who succeeds the most when he has the ball. Koulai Leonard, who has perennially succeeded the most when he has the ball. Russell Westbrook, who loves to either have the ball or crash the boards. And now Harden, who needs the ball. See four guys who need the ball. Then Norm Powell comes in, he needs the ball. Bones Holland comes in, he needs the ball. Are we playing with three balls now? No, we're gonna still play with one. James Harden can't guard anybody. That seems relevant. He hasn't played defense in four years.
A highlight from The Massacre in Lewiston
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at Hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there. And, of course, listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues, all of them at hughforhillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Morning, Glory America. Bonjour, hi Canada. I'm Hugh Hewitt, live inside the Beltway. In fact, I want to thank Dwayne for sitting in for me yesterday and Morgan Ortegas for sitting in for me on Wednesday. That will be back and forth for preparation for the debate on November 8th, which Salem is co -hosting with NBC News. Doing my debate prep up in New York and so I go back and forth and looking forward to working with Lester and Kristen on this debate. I hope you'll be watching on November 8th. The news this morning, the main killer is still at large and details about the investigation are sparse and Maine is spooked. I will come back to this because it is rather shocking. Maine may be the safest place I've ever lived in terms of you just you aren't aware of threats or violent crime. It might have the lowest violent crime rate of the 50 states. And that killer card is got skills. He also has what apparently is a schizophrenic break. Lester was in Maine yesterday, interviewed someone in Lewiston who said that the family is also very much into guns, but that Robert Card had begun wearing powerful hearing aids because he was hearing things like people bashing him, specifically with regards to the bowling alley and the and the bar in which he killed the 18 people and wounded 13 more. So this is a schizophrenic break. The New York Times carries a story. No, it's The Washington Post. Maine's loose gun laws come under scrutiny after deadly shootings. I think we will find out that he purchased his guns legally. And I think we will find out that the Army did not tell anyone after they had him hospitalized for two weeks at West Point this summer. And I think we will try and figure out what to learn from this, as with every mass killing. I was talking on the train back to D .C. last night that I have some hope that eventually I will be able to not go full minority report, but be able to I .D. people who have some sort of schizophrenic break, some sort of mental breakdown and are also in the possession of federally purchased and background cleared weapons. That should be a signal to local law enforcement. But there are privacy issues, et cetera. Let me go to the war. The United States is in this war, whether or not we declare it, whether or not how much we are into it. Last night, the United States retaliated against Iran via airstrikes in Syria on Iranian troops and the IRGC operating there. The amount and intensity of those strikes has not been released. And it will be they are narrowly tailored strikes in self -defense, said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. They do not constitute a shift in our approach to the Israel Hamas conflict. I don't know how they expect to obtain deterrence this way, but they do. And I don't think it will work. There were two missile attacks on a city in Egypt, Taba, Egypt, near the border with Israel. They were believed to be, according to Times of Israel, missiles or drones from Yemen that fell short of their intended target in Israel. Egypt has reserved the right to strike back. The IDF killed five Hamas commanders yesterday.
A highlight from A 72-Hour NBA Binge With Rob Mahoney, Searching for an NFL Alpha Dog With Peter Schrager, Plus Million-Dollar Picks
"Coming up, basketball, football, million dollar picks. Oh yeah, it's Thursday. Next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. It's the best time of the year with football in full swing and basketball returning soon. FanDuel, the best place to bet on the action. The app is safe, secure, and easy to use. And when you win, you get paid instantly. Get exclusive offers every day. Jump into the action at any time during the game with quick bets and take home a fast W. Plus check out the explore page for the simplest way to start betting. Download the app today. Bet with America's number one sports book. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Visit theringer .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit theringer .com slash RG. This episode is brought to you by Michelob Ultra. Listen, you work hard. You probably have a job at a house that you have to keep clean and maybe kids and parents you're taking care of. You go to the gym, you play pickup. You still have to mow the lawn. You deserve some time to crack a Michelob Ultra, sit on the couch, and watch some hoops. Hoops is coming back, end of October. You know, come back, long day. Maybe get a little exercise in. Walk around the block a few times. Maybe go to the gym, come back, watch some hoops. Maybe just pop open a nice, nice ice cold Michelob Ultra. Because what tastes better than a beer? Around 9 .30, 10 o 'clock, right when you're starting to get a little sleepy. It's only worth it if you enjoy it. To find out where to order Ultra near you, tap the banner or visit MichelobUltra .com and click Find Product, LDA 21 and up. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I put up a new rewatchables on Monday night. Did In the Line of Fire. Have a horror movie coming on Monday for rewatchables. So stay tuned for that. Coming up, we're gonna have Rob Mahoney talking after the two Thursday night TNT NBA games. We're gonna react to basically everything we've seen for the last three days. Just things that have jumped out to us. And then Peter Schrager is gonna come on and talk about the NFL. Do we have a best team? What are we noticing through seven weeks? What can we expect in week eight that will lead to million dollar picks? And that is today's podcast. Let's bring in our friends from Pearl Jam. Here we go. All right, we're taping this. It's almost 10 o 'clock on Thursday night, Pacific time. Rob Mahoney is here from The Ringer NBA and showing TheRinger .com. We stayed up late because these were two good games. We've had three straight days of very entertaining basketball and we gotta start with the biggest story. Kelly Oubre in the Sixers. What a signing that was, he looks great. No, we just watched LeBron versus the Suns. LeBron's 29 minute limit I think is out the window. He played the whole fourth quarter. And then made the two big head down just going to the basket plays at the end. But biggest thing that's jumped out to you in the last three days is what? Lakers wise or just in general? In general. I think a lot of these teams that we expect to be really good clearly have some assembly required. And the Lakers are one of those teams. I think we saw that from the Bucks and the Sixers tonight too. We're seeing it certainly with the first days of the Victor Webinama experience. Everyone is getting up to speed into their rhythms, trying to understand how all these new pieces fit together. Not revelatory for the opening days of the season to feel that way, but I think even some of the stuff that personally I thought was going to be seamless, like the Giannis, Dame pick and roll, there's some kinks in it that they're going to have to figure out over time. Lakers I thought were the one that surprised me on that one because I thought they were one of the teams that were going to have the advantage coming in. You think about last year's team compared to this year's team. It doesn't seem like Reeves is involved enough either game that, I don't want to say he's an afterthought, but it just felt like he was more in the mix in the playoffs last year. And I liked what Schroeder did for them last year and he was good on Toronto last night and really fit in with what they did. So they're going to have to figure out that Vincent D 'Lo thing. Wood was playing crunch time, which I was really surprised. Did you think we'd be getting this much Christian Wood? I thought that was like a flyer for them. Guarding Kevin Durant on some possessions, wild stuff. But if nothing else, we can trust that when Christian Wood is out there, he will be Christian Wood. In these uncertain times, we can always fall back on that. He certainly had his fair share of like black hole kind of possessions in this game, but he also does play into the Lakers advantages in terms of their length, right? Their size against a team like Phoenix, they're just going to be able to out muscle, get to rebounds, get to balls that they can't get to. So that part of it paid off, I thought in terms of just like having another big out there and certainly the Anthony Davis experiment continues as far as like, do you want more size with him? Do you want to play small with him? There's always that internal question because he seems a little reluctant to do it on a full -time basis, but I'm sure Christian Wood's going to get his shots. I mean, clearly Jackson Hayes is going to get some shots in the rotation to be a meaningful part of the Lakers, the mix there for the Lakers. So I don't know. I think Darvin Ham has a lot of questions to figure out, including the one you listed with Austin Reeves, which is like, who has the ball? Who's initiating for us? Who is involved on a possession to possession basis? Because this game, this was a lot of D 'Angelo Russell, and it was a lot of a better version of D 'Angelo Russell than maybe we saw the other night, but it still feels like a lot. 33 minutes for him tonight. Yeah, Reeves, seven shots, one assist. And I thought all of his usage stuff was going to go up, but it seems like it drifted Russell's way. The other thing I was surprised, I thought Rui was going to be a bigger part of this team. I only played 12 minutes, but I haven't changed my thought on them. They're just such a big, problematic team. And if you're the Suns and you're feeling good after that Warriors game, right? And the Warriors, no Draymond, they were able to overpower them a little on the boards. The two centers had 22. And then tonight you see the flip side of the use of Nurkic experience, where it's like, you're getting zero room protection and you're getting somebody who's just going to be confused anytime somebody is coming off a pick. Basically Lebron at the end of the game just said, I'm going to go attack that guy. Yeah, I'm going to go attack that guy right there. Durant was better tonight, at least for the first three quarters that he looked on Tuesday night. It was really cool just seeing those guys on a basketball court after all these years. As I get older, I'm older than you, but just think like, man, this goes way back now. We're talking mid 2000s was the first time these two guys played basketball against each other and it's still going on. So that was in a cool way kind of lingering over this game. I was enjoying that one. How do you think Durant looks in terms of being a 35 year old guy who they gave up three first rounders and two swaps and Mikhail Bridges and Cam Johnson for? It feels like a slightly loaded question. Yeah. He's looked good. And certainly as you said, the first three quarters of this game looked more than good enough. I think the problem was just like this version of the Suns like felt very James Harden is hurt and Kyrie Irving won't get the shot. Nets, you know, just like Kevin Durant and a bunch of like - I blocked that net out of my mind. I think a lot of us have tried to, but you know, him with a lot of like serviceable workaday role players can get you so far. But as you saw on this one, against a really good defensive team like the Lakers in the fourth quarter, they can just shut the water off. And this is where, you know, I'm nervous about the Suns for a variety of reasons. I think if it was just the defense or just the depth or just the injury risk of their core guys, I would feel better. But it's all of the above all the time. And that's going to put Durant in some games like this one. It's going to put Yusef Nurkic in positions like this one where all of a sudden he's triggering your offense because you don't really have a default point guard out there. And sometimes the value of having a point guard in your rotation, I don't think it's really going to matter when Beal and Booker and Durant are playing together. Those guys can all handle and play make and do everything they need to do. But in a game like this, where two of those guys are out, sometimes it helps to just be able to run some offense that doesn't have to involve Kevin Durant pounding the rock through pick and roll. Yeah, 28 shots for him today. 13 including, and then 13 free throws. He played 39 minutes and was also playing the five in stretches. And this is game two. They had to basically try to unlock 2007 Texas Longhorns Durant. That's the last guy I want to be throwing miles on, maybe in the entire league other than LeBron. Cause he's, you know. That's going to be true for Booker and Beal too, right? Like when any of these guys are out, those three, whoever's left is going to have to play huge minutes or else you get into Grayson Allen and Drew Eubanks are playing like a massive role in your rotation. And I like those guys. I like Drew Eubanks. Maybe not like tamper and lose a second round pick like Drew Eubanks, like some teams do, but. I'd lose 50K for him. Maybe not a second round pick. It's a little steep. Yeah. The other game, Milwaukee Philly. So no Harden. I wish there was a way to just mute the entire Harden story of all coverage for it. Anything online, anything on Twitter, all conversations. I just don't want to hear it anymore. And I don't think he has any interest in playing. And I just think, just tell us when he gets traded. Their best chance now, now that the, especially the Clippers last night looked great.
A highlight from Episode 126 - Cerebrum DAO - Decentralized funding of brain health research
"I view it as a way to create a global network of brain health enthusiasts and those affected by neurodegenerative diseases to kind of change the game. We need to do things differently than we have in the past. And I think tokens and crypto networks are just absolutely fascinating ways when properly designed to coordinate people, talent really, and capital globally to go after common missions. Welcome to the Crypto Altruism Podcast, the podcast dedicated to elevating the stories of those using Web3 for good. I'm your host Drew Simon from CryptoAltruism .org. Now, before we get started, a quick disclaimer. While we may discuss specific Web3 projects or cryptocurrencies on this podcast, please do not take any of this as investment advice and please make sure to do your own research on investment opportunities or any opportunity, including its legality. And now, let's get on to the show. Welcome and thanks so much for joining. Brain health and neurodegeneration are some of the most pressing medical challenges of our time. Neurodegenerative disease impacts millions every year and at this time lacks sufficient therapeutic treatments, especially for a problem of this magnitude. As a society, we need to rethink how we approach the most pressing scientific questions, including how we organize capital and talent to address them and fuel the next wave of scientific discovery. To dive into this, I'm excited to welcome Brian Magierski, founder of Cerebrum Tao, an open global community collectively sourcing, brainstorming, and funding solutions to advance brain health and prevent neurodegeneration. We discuss how Web3 tools can help advance vital brain health research, using Tao architecture to coordinate capital and the community, how the decentralized science movement can empower scientists and much more. So without further ado, please join me in welcoming Brian to the Crypto Altruism podcast. Brian, thank you so much for being here today on the Crypto Altruism podcast. It is a pleasure to have you. How are you doing today? I'm doing well, Drew. Thanks. Excited to be here. Yeah, a lot's going on with you right now, I understand. And with Cerebrum Tao, which I'm excited to talk about, you've been traveling a lot. I saw you're at D -Cyberlin. So I'm excited to dive in all that. But before we get there, I want to hear your story. Do you mind just giving a little bit of an introduction to yourself and what your aha moment was that got you excited about Crypto and Web3 in the beginning? Yeah, absolutely. So yeah, Brian Magierski. I've been a serial entrepreneur for over 20 years now, mostly out of Austin, Texas, and started three different companies, mostly in the enterprise software B2B space, Web1, Web2, and mobile apps, serving enterprises and helping them be more efficient. And now just really full on and been obsessed for the past three, four years, based out of Zurich, Switzerland, and focused on brain health, pretty broadly, and a number of reasons for that, which we can get into. I've been in and out of crypto. It's funny, I got into crypto back in 2014. A friend of mine, a fellow entrepreneur, was into Bitcoin at the time. And so we just started brainstorming that. So I played around with it in 2014, was intrigued, but couldn't figure out what to do with Bitcoin. So I took a pause, and I ended up coming back into it around 2017, when Ethereum was kind of gaining momentum, and you could program it. And I was like, Okay, this is more interesting. Now you can actually build something on this. And dug in, went through the ICO phase. And then I had a fork in the road that got me obsessed about focusing on brain health. And ever since then, I've been looking at how do I leverage crypto networks and crypto assets in a way that can solve the problems I'm trying to solve in the brain health field. Yeah, yeah, definitely. And we'll dive into that, for sure, in terms of the story behind your interest in brain health, and why the focus on this fascinating area. But before you do that, do you mind giving listeners just a high -level overview of the mission of CerebrumDAO? Yeah, absolutely. So CerebrumDAO is on a mission to accelerate solutions and cures to neurodegeneration and overall brain health, advancing brain health. I view it as a way to create a global network of brain health enthusiasts and those affected by neurodegenerative diseases to kind of change the game. And by changing the game, it's a recognition of the fact that neurodegeneration and dementia in particular is the only major disease category that has had no effective FDA -approved therapeutic until recently, and now has had no FDA -approved therapeutic until recently, and still has no effective FDA -approved therapeutic. And we have an epidemic. We have an epidemic that's growing. We're going to quadruple the number of people with Alzheimer's dementia by 2050. It's affecting tens of millions of people, and it's unfortunately a disease that affects an entire family and friend network when it happens. And we need to do things differently than we have in the past, and I think tokens and crypto networks are just absolutely fascinating ways when properly designed to coordinate people, talent really, and capital globally to go after common missions. And this is a global mission. It affects all of us, and I think that that's what we can do with this. So that is our mission. It's pretty ambitious, and it's pretty big, but it's necessary. Yeah, yeah, definitely. For sure. Well, thank you for sharing that. You shared some information on the challenges that exist around brain health and longevity and the broad impacts that it has on just so many people, right? It's such a wide -reaching challenge faced by many, and I want to know about your why now. Why the focus on this area? Obviously, there's the importance of it worldwide. It's a really big challenge that's affecting every nation, every family probably in one way or another, but why the focus on brain health and longevity? Why is this important to you? Yeah, it started about four years ago for me, and it's tied to my youngest daughter, and she's now 12, at the time eight, and she was born 12 years ago with Down syndrome. And what we recognized, my wife and I recognized when she was born, as we looked at Down syndrome and tried to prepare for what we need to do to support her in her life, one of the things that jumped out at me was people with Down syndrome are 100 % susceptible to early onset Alzheimer's disease. And so you have a situation with people with Down syndrome that they're living longer lives now, so many of the life expectancy kind of extends into late 50s into the 60s now for people with Down syndrome. But what we've discovered is that early onset Alzheimer's is what's killing them, and it's an incurable condition, and they're all going to get it. So in many ways, there are kind of canaries in the coal mine for this condition to be able to study it, because anybody with Down syndrome you're looking at is somewhere on the pathway to getting Alzheimer's dementia. And so that was frightening, given the history of Alzheimer's and giving the status of no therapeutics and no immediate one on the horizon.
Get to Know Charlotte Corriher: From Sailboat Living to 258 Marathons!
"Today we are joined with Charlotte Corrier. She's a runner athlete and we're going to hear all about her story. Welcome to the show, Charlotte. Thank you so much, Carla. I'm excited to be here. I'm excited to have you. Tell us how you got started running. You know, it's the typical story I hear from just about everybody that wasn't a high school athlete. You know, you hit that midlife crisis, that bulge starts to show. I was actually had somebody ask me for it to send me a picture one time. I'm like, start looking at pictures of myself. I'm like, no, no, yuck. So I was working out not running. At the time I actually lived on the sailboat, so I had very little room to exercise. We just do a quick 30 -minute Denise Austin workout in the morning. But then after I lost a little bit of weight, I felt more confident getting outside. And where I live, there's a good path to run called the loop. So I would get out there and do the two and a half mile loop. One day I was just walking and I'm like, well, you know, I'm kind of getting bored of joking. So I decided to run a little bit. So I'd walk a half mile, run a half mile. And you know how it goes, it's just so addictive that, you know, you want to run a little bit more and more each time. Yeah, for sure. Especially once you get that runner's high feeling. There is nothing like it. Yeah. So tell me about this sailboat. How are you living on a sailboat? You know, it wasn't, I didn't have the luxury of, you know, cruising up and down and hitting the islands every year. It was pretty much just a very affordable way to live at the beach. So it was just kind of tied up. We were doing short trips here and there. So I lived on that sailboat for about three years and then moved up to a larger powerboat. I think most of my running career has been coming off of a boat and hitting the sidewalk. Holy, wow. Boy, that would make me nauseous right away, I'm sure. So have you done many races in your running career? I have. You know, it's one of those funny questions that it depends on what crowd you're talking to. You know, sometimes I'll say, you know, I've done 258 marathons and ultras combined. And you know, some people are like, oh my gosh, are you crazy? Are you sure? And other people are like, oh, you hit 300 soon. You know, just with the crowd I run with, you know, most of my friends are hitting 300 and, you know, getting on that world marathon list of anybody that's done 300 marathons. And, you know, so it's just, it's funny to see the reaction. It depends on who's asking the question and the kind of reaction you get. Yeah, that is funny because I feel like I've run a lot of marathons, but I don't know. Kudos to you. Thank you. It's interesting, the company we keep where it's not crazy that you've run almost 300. Exactly. And when you hear, oh, you're gonna, you're shooting for 300? No, I think I'll shoot for 300. We are so always wanting to, you know, do what everybody else, what our crazy friends are doing.
A highlight from The Ja and Harden Situations, UFC 294, WWE vs. AEW, Guilty Pleasure TV Shows, and Million-Dollar Picks With Howard Beck, Ariel Helwani, and Amanda Dobbins
"Coming up NBA, million dollar picks, UFC, my guilty pleasure, terrible TV show, it's all next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. It's the best time of the year with football in full swing and basketball returning soon. FanDuel, the best place to bet on the action. The app is safe, secure, and easy to use. And when you win, you get paid instantly. Get exclusive offers every day. Jump into the action at any time during the game with quick bets and take home a fast W. Plus check out the explore page for the simplest way to start betting. Download the app today. Bet with America's number one sports book. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Visit theringer .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and help lines available and listen to the end of the episode for additional details. Must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit theringer .com slash RG. This episode is brought to you by CarMax. Patriots promised me they'd win the Super Bowl. That'd be pretty legendary. When CarMax offers an unrivaled 30 day money back guarantee up to 1500 miles, well, that's legendary too. CarMax never wants you to settle on a car. They want you to love your next car. That's why every car from CarMax has upfront pricing and an unbeatable love it or return it. 30 day money back guarantee up to 1500 miles. Shop a nationwide inventory on your terms. That's car buying reimagined. Start now shopping to find a car you'll love at carmax .com. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I forgot to mention on Tuesday's pod, we put up a new rewatchables on Monday. We did So I Married an Axe Murderer, one of my favorite nineties comedies, and it was me and Sean Fennesey and Chris Ryan. We had a great time. I put up a lot of content this week because we had the three part NBA under podcast as well with Rossello and House. Did Sunday's pod, had this pod. Sorry for all the content. It's a lot of me, a lot of talking. I do have some Ringer news for you. Austin Rivers. Yeah. He is spinning off onto his own feed that is called Off Guard. It's Austin Rivers and Pasha. They've moved on Tuesdays and Fridays. They're going to be putting up podcasts. Make sure you follow it on Spotify. Also in that Ringer NBA show feed, the group chat podcast, which is excellent with Barrier and Woz and Mahoney, they're going to be going now basically Sunday, late morning, early afternoon -ish and then Wednesdays. So they're moving to twice a week. So that's our basketball news. Also, we had our first true crime pod, the first Ringer true crime pod we've ever done. Justin Sales, my guy, New Englander, still kept the accent. One of our finest. And he pitched us this really, really, really great seven part series about how he got scammed. That is what episode one is about. And it just keeps going. It keeps going, gets weirder, gets weirder. There's no way you're not going to like it if you like true crime. So check it out. It's called Wedding Scammer. It is the Ringer's first true crime podcast. I also went on Jimmy Trainor's podcast this week. So if you want to hear me talk about me, which I hate usually, but I did it on that podcast. I'm on there as well. Coming up on this podcast, Howard Beck from the Ringer talking about John Morant, James Harden, some other stealth storylines heading into opening night on Tuesday. And then Million Dollar Picks, feeling really good about the Million Dollar Picks this week. And then Arno Hwani, our guy, talking Knicks, talking Bills, talking the big UFC event this week, talking about the influencer boxing thing he did last week and some WWAW stuff. And then I thought I'd end the podcast there. No, no, because we launched a new segment that we're probably spinning off into another podcast. We talk about it during the segment, but Amanda Dobbins came on to talk about The Morning Show, which is the worst good show on TV. It's either the best bad show on TV or the worst good show on TV. Just make sure worst is somewhere in there. It is just inexplicable. It's unbelievable. I can't stop watching every episode. I hate myself for it. Amanda and I are gonna break down all the reasons why we just can't believe the show exists. That is the podcast. First, our friends from ProGip. Show"] ["The Morning All right, Howard Beck is here. He works for The Ringer. We love having him. We're gonna talk some NBA storylines. I did four hours of NBA preview content on with Monday Priscillo and House, and it already feels like seven things have happened since we did that. The biggest one was ESPN wrote a huge story about John Marrant. It's written by Baxter Holmes and who was the other one? Tim McMahon? Yeah, that they reported for a while. Tim McMahon. The timing of it was interesting, heading into the week of the season. I also thought Jaa's absence was being slept on a little bit, especially when we're talking about The Futures, where I think their over -under was like 44 and a half, 45 and a half, and I was like, Jaa's gone for 25 games? This feels like a big deal. Plus, what are we getting when he comes back? And you read that story, and it was mostly stuff that had been around or stuff that was out there. There was some unflattering stuff in there, but in general, I left that story going, hmm. Now the narrative is going to be this story was out there. There's a bigger spotlight on, but now it's actually a little bit better for Jaa in a way, because the attention, now you can kind of use that. Nobody believes in me that this is, I don't know. I was wondering, how do you think that story and the whole blow around it affects him and his comeback? Well, it's interesting. By the way, I'm only about 90 minutes into your five -hour marathon on the over -under. Yeah, maybe over the weekend. But I listen to pods while they wash dishes or while I'm on the treadmill. I'm gonna just have to, I need more dirty dishes and I need to get into better shape. And by the time the end of the week, I'll be through it. No, I mean, you were right to flag that, right? Ja Morant, not there on media day. So he still has not spoken to anybody in the media, to the public in general, since this 25 -game suspension was handed down by Adam Silver, that the story came out now. Look, I haven't talked to our friends at ESPN about reporting the process and everything else, but those things take time. I don't think anybody should read into it that it dropped now, it's relevant now. We're going into seasons opening up next week and one of their brightest young stars won't be there under really unique and troubling circumstances. Well, it seems like they also talk to every local business owner in Memphis because there was a bunch of them. So you could tell they worked on it for months and months. For sure. And by the way, neither of those guys is Memphis -based. I think like McMahon has responsibility for a lot of teams and Memphis might be one of his and Baxter is just kind of more like all -purpose investigative guy. So if you're not based there, so there's the first challenge. As I'm reading this as a reporter, my first thought is like, wow, either somebody pointed you in the right direction, like you need to go talk to this restaurant owner or this might've been strip club owner, this bar owner, whoever. Cause if not, you're just kind of making the rounds and trying to get a fee. Like you could do that. You could do a lot of just like the shoe leather reporting, but that's tough when you're not based there and you don't have that local network of people. They talked to obviously some really important voices there. People who knew not just the on -court version of this or what the internal politics of the Grizzlies are, but how he's being perceived in the community. And it also tracks Bill with a lot of the other incidents that have been reported on in the last six to eight months, right? It's not just issues with, obviously flashing guns is the big thing right now, but it's not even just issues with how he's conducting himself within the organization with teammates or coaches or team officials. Social media judgment. Social media judgment, but the attitude or the entitlement issues that seem to present themselves with these local business owners, who I think we're all speaking anonymously, tracks with a lot of the stuff that was like the shoe store incident, the mall incident and all these other things, right? There's a pattern here. And so I think the story is really valuable in that sense. It's giving us a more full picture that this is an ongoing issue on a variety of levels, even including just the way he carries himself around Memphis. The other thing that struck me, yeah. Well, there was one piece in there. I knew most of this stuff or I had heard secondhand, but I think the people like us, we just talk to a lot of people. So you get a general vibe of where things are going or what things are happening. The one thing that was in the story that I never really thought about, one of the anonymous owners was saying, and this guy was the biggest celebrity we've had since Elvis. And I read that and I did like a double take and I'm like, is that true? And I'm thinking about it. I'm like, yeah, that's probably true. Like who, it's not like any of the, they had Zebo, they had Pau Gasol, they had Derrick Rose when he was at the University of Memphis. But for the most part, I hadn't really thought of it that way. And then you think like this young, kick -ass, incredibly fun to watch star just drops in their lap as like the consolation prize in the Zion draft and then becomes what he becomes in a small city and just becomes the guy. And I guess I'd never really wrap my head around that. But when I read that, did you do a double take when you saw that? I did and I guess I chuckled a little bit because it's just such a like, whoa, wait, hold on. Well, cause we're old enough to remember when Elvis died, that was like the biggest thing that happened in 1977.
A highlight from The Latest Attack from Elizabeth Warren's Anti-Crypto Army
"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 Thursday, October 19th, and today we are talking about the latest salvo of Elizabeth Warren's anti -crypto army. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Hello friends. Today is blissfully not a Sam Bankman free trial day, and instead we're going to be talking about the other big topic that has lurked for the last couple of weeks, which is of course crypto's role in terrorism financing. Now as was completely expected, Senator Elizabeth Warren has used the Warren Israel to renew her calls for tighter anti -money laundering controls to be applied to the crypto industry. On Tuesday, Warren wrote letters to both the U .S. Treasury and the White House calling for officials to quote, take strong action to thoroughly address crypto illicit finance risks before it can be used to finance another tragedy. Alongside Warren, over 100 lawmakers co -signed the letter. These signatories were largely Democrats from both the House and the Senate, and the letter said, as Congress considers legislative proposals designated to mitigate crypto money laundering and illicit finance risks, we urge you to swiftly and categorically act to meaningfully curtail illicit crypto activity and protect our national security and that of our allies. The letter leaned heavily on Wall Street Journal reporting from last week, which had framed Hamas as quote, one of the most sophisticated crypto users in the terror finance domain. Also unsurprisingly, Warren's letter did not mention that Hamas had announced the suspension of their use of Bitcoin to receive donations in April, citing concerns that the ability to easily trace Bitcoin transactions would put supporters at risk. It did however acknowledge that authorities have successfully seized dozens of crypto accounts owned by terrorist groups over the past year. The letter set out a series of questions, quote, regarding Treasury's plans to address the serious national security threats posed by the use of cryptocurrency to finance terrorism. The questions largely related to steps currently being taken and asking for the administration's estimates of the size of the problem. Wall Street Journal reporting had estimated that over 130 million in crypto had been raised by Hamas and the affiliated terrorist group Palestine Islamic Jihad since August 2021. Now it is notable that support for this letter was much broader than Warren had previously gathered for her crypto anti -money laundering efforts. For example, crypto -friendly Democrats Josh Gottheimer and Jake Auchincloss were included in the ranks of co -signatories. Republican Roger Marshall, who has provided support across the aisle for Warren's anti -money laundering bill, also signed on to the letter. And as an indication of support within senior Democrat circles, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown also signed. Brown will of course be a significant decision maker on whether the Warren bill progresses through the committee stage, and he tweeted yesterday, Hamas's terrorism is fueled by cryptocurrency. We need to crack down on illicit crypto and stop terrorists from moving money around, evading sanctions, and funding their acts of evil. We must curb this emerging threat and protect our national security. Now alongside the letter, Warren penned an op -ed in, once again, the Wall Street Journal with Roger Marshall as a co -author. The article laid out what has been reported about the use of crypto and terrorist financing to date. It claimed that, quote, Crypto has become a crucial pipeline for financing terrorist organizations, and researchers agree that the publicly reported numbers are likely a small percentage of the actual total. This revenue stream demonstrates the dangerous gaps in our oversight of international money flows. Terrorists, rogue nations, drug traffickers, and other criminals are using cryptocurrency to endanger our allies and U .S. national security. It's past time to apply the same anti -money laundering rules to crypto that already apply to banks, brokers, check cashers, and even precious metal dealers before these loopholes allow terrorists to finance more attacks. The lawmakers asserted that, quote, Decentralized finance companies should be subject to the same anti -money laundering rules as banks. Now that is essentially the proposal in the Warren -Marshall bill. The DeFi protocol should have KYC requirements placed on them in line with the rules applied to banks and large financial institutions. Industry figures have called the proposal entirely unworkable for small DeFi startups. And of course, it's generally believed that the bill would be more likely to result in U .S. users being banned from accessing DeFi rather than leading to ubiquitous on -chain KYC. Today's episode is brought to you by Kraken. For far too long, the whole financial system has been standing still. Too slow. Only on for certain hours. Overly designed for some types of people, but not for others. Crypto, at its best, represents progress. It asks the question, what if? It invites people in instead of leaving them out. It's on 24 -7, 365, and moves at the speed of real life. Not everyone believes it. We've got our fair share of detractors. But that's the way it always is when you're building something new. Kraken is a crypto company that has been through the highs and lows of the industry, facing forwards towards progress throughout. And now they're inviting us to see what crypto can be. Learn more at kraken .com slash the breakdown. Disclaimer, not investment advice. Crypto trading involves risk of loss. Cryptocurrency services are provided to U .S. and U .S. territory customers by Payword Ventures Inc., PVI, DBA, Kraken. As you might imagine, the industry had a lot of commentary on this letter and the surrounding issues. G. Kim, the head of policy at the Crypto Council for Innovation, said, In the U .S., we have clear AML -CFT rules and requirements for U .S. exchanges. From there, Kim pushed back on Warren's bill, noting that the issue is largely an international one which isn't addressed by domestic laws. He said that the crypto industry wants to work with lawmakers to, quote, stamp out illicit activity and that, quote, the industry can be a helpful partner. Then there was Norbert Michel, who wrote a piece for the Cato Institute this week called A Crackdown on Crypto Won't Stop Hamas. A key quote from the piece was, In a perfect world, it would be out of bounds to use incidents of horrific violence against innocent people to revive an otherwise unrelated political agenda. Nonetheless, it seems that Senator Elizabeth Warren and her colleagues are going to use the recent violence in Israel to gather support for the Digital Asset Anti -Money Laundering Act, a bill Warren's been hawking for months. Now, one really important thing to note here is that this bill is not focused on exchanges that have been caught processing Hamas transactions. It's about a seemingly unrelated issue of forcing KYC onto DeFi protocols. Former CFTC commissioner and now head of policy at A16Z Crypto Brian Quinten said, No serious policy maker would take a view on crypto and illicit finance without addressing the arguments of this piece. But maybe serious policy isn't the goal of some in D .C. when it comes to crypto. Alexander Grieve, who does government affairs at Paradigm, wrote, Crypto opponents will continue to tie crypto to illicit finance, despite that being a small subset of a larger industry and an order of magnitude difference relative to illicit finance in opaque tradfi in order to fit their narrative. Regardless of these opponents' motivations, however, crypto needs to play our part in pushing out any bad actors. So it is up to us to come up with policy solutions and practical technical ones where possible. Until we do, we're going to keep seeing these kinds of letters. Austin Campbell responded, The irony is that cracking down forces more of this offshore, which is where the problems are. Hamas has a nexus to offshore exchanges in Tether, not onshore. Just ban things is the tech -illiterate answer. Blockchain Association wrote a long thread, basically saying that of course the crypto industry does not support terrorist activity, but that Warren's letter was just wrong. They write, Here are the facts. Claim, crypto financing is responsible for the horrific actions of Hamas. Fact, crypto networks are transparent and for this reason Hamas ceased to accept Bitcoin earlier this year, citing the success of law enforcement efforts to track down donors. Only a small fraction of Hamas's funding has come from crypto. And what portion of that small amount was directly used to fund the attacks is unclear. Claim, Hamas evaded U .S. sanctions by raising millions of dollars in crypto. Fact, Hamas and non -U .S. entities have no obligation to follow U .S. sanctions laws. And they go on, but you get the gist. Now, one thing to note is that if you think it's just crypto folks who are making some of these arguments, assistant law professor at Willamette, Rohan Gray, who's no big fan of crypto but is a big fan of privacy, wrote, It's bad that we haven't built such a perfectly surveilled financial system that oppressed groups cannot fund themselves is not the progressive angle on this issue in my opinion. This isn't a Hamas -specific issue, it's an architectural issue. In the 1950s, it was the NAACP getting donations and the racist governor of Alabama trying to use that process as a weak point to demand donor lists and harass its supporters. In a separate tweet, Gray said, There are significant civil liberties costs and broader social risks of repressing dissent and marginalized communities by building a financial system that allows centralized actors to surveil and censor all transactions. We've been trying to make this point to the Warren wing for a while. Unfortunately, most of them are too busy hating on crypto to realize they've taken the wrong side of the financial privacy debate. I don't have all that much to add here, other than the things that people have already said. It is clearly on the face of it preposterous to say that these attacks happened because Hamas had access to money via crypto. It's just not true. It's not true in terms of a percentage of money that Hamas had from crypto in general, and it's certainly not true that they have some magical insight that those dollars were used to fund this attack. Using that sort of rhetoric is clear political opportunism, but it's very unlikely that a lot of people are going to call it out given the sensitivity of these issues, which is exactly why folks like Elizabeth Warren use these opportunities. Frankly, this is exactly the type of interaction that shows why people get so frustrated with American politics, but I digress. Now, speaking of sanctions, on Wednesday, the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control once again expanded the sanctions list in response to illicit crypto usage. While Hamas is already designated as a terrorist group, this update added 10 new members, operatives and financial facilitators operating in Gaza. Crypto wallet addresses were identified, including one Bitcoin address owned by a Gaza -based exchange known as Buy Cash Money and Money Transfer Company. The business, along with its owner and primary operator, were alleged to, quote, be linked to Hamas and were also added to the sanctions list. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a statement, Now, blockchain analytics firm Elliptic reported on Wednesday that several designated terrorist groups had used that particular exchange. They claimed that over $25 million in Bitcoin and Tether had been moved through it since 2015. At the same time, as some pointed out, one of the sanctioned wallets has around $16 worth of value in it and made its last transfer 18 months ago, bringing up the question of just how much this is for show versus an actual effective policy. Speaking of just for show, on Wednesday, blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis published a blog post titled, Correcting the Record, Inaccurate Methodologies for Estimating Cryptocurrency's Role in Terrorism Financing. Chainalysis is, of course, one of the premier firms for providing statistics on illicit funding flows through crypto networks, as well as in assisting authorities to disrupt, freeze, and seize assets. Their blog post stated that, quote, Chainalysis noted that terrorism financing is, quote, They recognized that, quote, And yet, in spite of this, they point out that, quote, Chainalysis walked through the newly sanctioned exchange by cash as a case study. They dug into specific transactions flowing to and from the exchange and concluded that it functioned more like a street -level money changer rather than being exclusively used for terrorist financing. According to Chainalysis, 82 million had flowed through the recently sanctioned address since February. Of those flows, Chainalysis found that only 450 ,000 worth of crypto was transferred to other addresses affiliated with terrorist financing. They noted that rather than the full amount which has been cited in recent reporting, Neeraj Agarwal from Coincenter summed it up this way, It looks like those estimates assume all flows through service providers that process illicit transactions are illicit. That's probably not the case. To simplify, if there's a rogue exchange that does a billion dollars in volume and they process one $1 ,000 Hamas transaction, it shouldn't be counted as $1 billion to Hamas. Neeraj also poured some cold water on a statistic that's been floating around that suggests that the UN estimates that cryptocurrencies account for 20 % of terrorist financing. Neeraj said, Basically, a senior legal official at the UN Counterterrorism Committee, Svetlana Marinovay, said in an interview from last year that a few years ago, 5 % of terror attacks were believed to be financed using crypto and she added that, In other words, this thing that is reported as fact is just a made -up source. Now, whether or not there is dubious information going into all of these things, it doesn't matter in how it's impacting crypto's place in Washington. A new research report from Berenberg Capital Markets claims that the reported use of crypto to fund Hamas may have set back crypto lobbying efforts in Washington. The report stated that efforts to pass crypto legislation could be quote, Complicated by recent media reports that put a spotlight on Hamas's use of crypto as a means of fundraising in recent years. And that quote, So friends, there you have it. If that's the latest, what we will be keeping an eye on is the extent to which this picks up particular momentum or whether this was the type of thing that was a one -time flag signaling for these 100 signatories who just wanted to be associated with the anti -terrorism team, which is how this letter tried to portray itself. To the extent that this does pick up and this bill becomes more of a going concern, I will of course let you guys know here. For now, I appreciate you listening as always. And of course, one more big thanks to today's sponsor Kraken. Go to kraken .com slash the breakdown to see what crypto can be. Till next time, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
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"I mean that also to be fair that also happened to Solana. There were the Solana labs you know in 20 in the fall of 2020 had actually they cut their staff by 50 percent. They were almost totally out of money. So like there has been that sort of thing too. Let alone obviously the collapse of FTX was just like a such a punch to the ecosystem. Yeah the difference though when Ethereum ran out of money is that it had independent client teams that were all grant funded rather than the Solana Foundation being this one like monolith of an organization supporting the network. And so like Ethereum as a movement had already decentralized and we needed like a pretty decent amount and we needed grant money to support open source client developers who were not a part of the EF and we're just like doing things of their own accord. Like this is where the famous Vitalik YOLO tweets came in and sent like 100 ETH to Prismatic Labs which allowed Preston Van Loon and a few others to quit their jobs at Google in the middle of a bear market to go build the first like layer two or Ethereum 2.0 client. Right. Yeah. And so the so yeah Solana also like ran out of money but it was different because it was Solana was like a startup whereas Ethereum was a movement at this point. Well then that was also to be fair that was nine months into main net. Right. That that that event you're talking about did not happen nine months into the Ethereum. Right. That was four years, three years afterwards. Yeah. Right. So so today. Right. The Solana Foundation has given grants for multiple validator client. There's four validator clients in active development. The one by Solana Labs, Fire Dancer by Jump. There's Sig which is a Zig client implementation and there's Jito and there's also a Tiny Dancer which is a light client. So there's you know depending on how you count there's four or five in development. And this is where like you're totally spot on that Solana is younger than Ethereum. It does not have the same ecosystem built out yet. I just see us as on a very similar trajectory and that is not I don't I don't see this as a zero sum situation at all actually. I'm kind of surprised that sometimes there is this like hostility towards like oh Solana is a threat to Ethereum. I actually don't think Solana is a threat to Ethereum any more than Bitcoin is a threat to Ethereum. Or Filecoin is a threat to Ethereum. Yeah. Like all of my philosophy around layer ones is that if you're a layer one you compete with other layer ones. You can grow the pie as well. We can all grow the pies but all layer ones want to eat as much of the pie as possible. I don't think Ethereum is competing with other L1s. I think Ethereum is competing with nation states. I think layer ones compete with nation states. Yes but I think the primary opposition to Ethereum today is not Bitcoin and it's not Solana and it's not Polygon and it's not. Because we run circles around Bitcoin except for the market cap which we will one day get there. Sure. But like the market cap is like the most boring thing about crypto right. But it's also like the point. Do you think it's the point. Yeah I think layer ones are supposed to be money and layer ones and like market cap and fighting nation states are like very similar. And like we said at the beginning we have the power smart contracts we can encode values into our native currencies. And if you encode good values and the native currency goes up that means you are literally scaling values. And so a lot of the values that make up the Ethereum ecosystem like pluralism decentralization power to the individual are all in my mind comprised imbued into ether the asset. And in order to scale those values to the world we need ether to have a higher market cap. So here's my here's my criticism of that is that you're not going to be able to reach to be egalitarian to reach the world to allow people to go bankless if the transaction fees are 20 dollars. Yeah right. Yeah but but here's the thing if ether is money and the idea is everyone transaction is out there is a really big logical jump there to say like like the layering of Ethereum up to L57 at some point in the future is basically a rebuild of the traditional financial ecosystem where you start with the Fed and then you go out to the commercial banks and then you go out to the lending banks and you go out to the retail banks and you go out to Venmo then you go out to the eBay store then you go out to the person selling the thing on eBay. And each step in that line is a potential taxation and value capture point. And I don't disagree with that but I don't also think you get to say that they are equivalent. The topology of the networks definitely lines up like first you have the global settlement layer which is the Ethereum layer one which is the Federal Reserve and then you have the commercial banking layer which is the which are the Ethereum layer twos and then you have like the stripes which are the the layer three payment chains like that topology definitely maps but you also have core unique properties that are also added to this whole stack which also just changed the way that these things are expressed and mainly the new innovation here is cryptography and we are able and cryptography can take and scale parts the properties of the Ethereum layer one all the way to the L5969 that whatever you want right. And so like yes and so like to me it's like yes the topology wasn't created by the Federal Reserve commercial banking layer stripe etc that was created by nature. Nature created that and Ethereum is also mapping on to nature which is the same thing that the old traditional financial system also mapped on to but Ethereum is doing it with better tools that allow for minimized taxation and maximized value transfers to transference across networks. Potentially the other version of that is you introduce a lot of security hops you introduce a lot of bridges the things in crypto that get hacked right now are bridges right. And so every time you're going see this is our narrative too. Yeah totally. But every time you go up or down a layer you are introducing a point of risk right. And there's a there's a there's an attempt to say that there's no risk involved in settling a transaction to the base layer one and that is just not true. There is a lot of amazing work that's been done to reduce that risk dramatically. It is not zero. And I think that's just like worth worth noting here that like there is a there is a amazing egalitarian beautiful future where the Ethereum stack and all of its layers ends up being something that feels much more integrated feels much more fair feels like it delivers much of the value it would as if it were in one global state like the original ETH 2 design. There's also a potential future where you know as people cycle out of the Ethereum ecosystem as more people come into the Ethereum ecosystem the value there's nothing to use your terminology there's nothing natural about the values of Ethereum. The values of Ethereum are actually fairly weirdly anti-capitalist from a perspective. And it's great right. It is actually this amazing social experiment and there's so much amazing stuff that's been made possible here. I just I'm not sure that those values can survive contact with JP Morgan and Raytheon. And what we've generally seen is that when extreme extreme multinational corporate capitalism gets involved in systems it extracts value like what the private equity firms have done to the health care system in the United States is like not accidental. It's incredibly intentional. And I think when we're thinking about system architectures over a many many many year horizon reducing the points of potential capture and interference I think is a really good objective to have. And so to bring this back to Solana right the view there is that the socially safest thing to do is to keep everything in one global state. And that's not to say Ethereum can't be successful in its drive to do this but we've already seen from a lot of other L1s that they're already like parachains are already facing capture problems right. There's there's a lot of other things and maybe Ethereum is big enough and mature enough and sort of you know has the resolve for lack of a better term to escape that and to be able to actually get past it. Statistically there's only a few countries in the world that have ever done that. Most countries fall prey to resource capture. Most countries are authoritarian. Most countries have really unhealthy economic systems and maybe Ethereum can get past that. But like that is a big bet to make that anyone else can play that move. And so that's kind of where from a philosophical standpoint Solana is choosing to do a zag where Ethereum did a zig and that doesn't mean that it's better or worse. It just is I think two very different expressions of trying to end up in a similar place. Yeah we're definitely I would definitely agree that that is the correct articulation for like what we're doing here and why why we're designing the networks in the way that we are designing them. The Ethereum perspective will flip it flip it around and say like the Ethereum layer one is deeper than any sort of corrupting influence corrupting corporation will ever be able to get to it. It's too deep in the stack is too it's very very like metaphysically low. And so like we have this old thesis called the protocol sync thesis which yeah the most socially scalable and the most legitimate protocols sync sync to the bottom of the stack. And if you are a corrupting influence of Raytheon like what capitalist interests whatever like the rollup centric roadmap of Ethereum like a big big old not old big ships big like container ships if they like run into ground or they run into an iceberg like a modern Titanic they're like compartmentalized right so like water will get in but it'll only get into like one small cell of the hull of the ship and it won't spread. And that's that's how I would consider the rollup centric roadmap to Ethereum like they can try and like we have the JP Morgan chain quorum or whatever which is like a geth fork that no one really uses like they can make their own roll up and they can corrupt that as much as they want but they can't it won't spread it won't spread to the other chains in that because of the power of cryptography. Yeah and so like in getting deep getting down to the layer one and impacting Ethereum governance super hard that's the hardest thing that you can do because that's when you also you start to fight the social consensus as well not just the cryptography the Ethereum perspective on salon is like it's only one network you have one point of insertion if you get that thing then then the whole system is corrupted like there is only one cell to puncture and all of a sudden you have the entire stack and so like jump capital making their client that gives Ethereum people the heebie jeebies like I don't want jump capital making a client and then I will not download that software and so that that would be like the rearticulation from from the opposing perspective. Yeah I guess like when we're looking at like market cap capture I like the thing Elon Musk did with Twitter right buy up a bunch of stock in secret in dark and then suddenly come out and say hey I own 10 percent of Twitter I want to buy the whole thing or I'm going to ruin your life. That's not impossible to do on any L1 right. You could the theory market cap is only two hundred and twenty four billion dollars today. Right. That is a lot of money that is not an amount of money that is an opposition to potentially over time larger and larger chunks getting bought up. We see already with the trusts that exist and sort of the centralization of some custody is not an Ethereum problem this is sort of across across the space that the proof of stake is much more resilient than proof of work to capture but it is not immune from it. And so the idea that you know you're spot on that like yes like if if Polygon gets taken over by a tree and you just sort of cut off that tree and say all right Polygon's dead we're going to we're going to not build on that thing anymore. The base layer is still is still not immune to capture even if there's stuff on top of it that can be lopped off. I think the place you see this which is sort of a counterpoint is Solana validators are pretty hard to run right. And what that means is they're not run on AWS right. And if you look at the percentage of ETH on AWS it's quite high compared to something like Solana. Now Solana like there's lots of other downsides or one of those downsides is that you have to run these things bare metal that's harder to do. That is one of those things that like is a counterpoint to that capture problem. Now it's a very different solution to the capture than what Ethereum has done but I think they're very spiritually similar approaches to preventing those sorts of problems from happening. But yeah like I think as we go into the future no one no one can really say what's going to happen here. We all just need to figure out what are the best defense mechanisms to prevent the sort of bad scenarios from happening that we don't want to have happen. Well Austin this actually went in a different direction than specifically focusing on Sol the asset but I think that was actually probably the logical conclusion of where this goes because of the point of talking about what is Sol the asset is to talk about what are the values of Solana the ecosystem and so I think this conversation did a fantastic job of peeling back the layers for a bankless audience because we just don't talk about Solana too much. So Austin thank you for helping me navigate this conversation. Hey thanks for having me on. It's always fun to chat with you. So bankless nation if you like this conversation you want more of that let us know on Twitter or in the discord. But in the meantime crypto is risky. Ethereum is risky. DeFi is risky. Layer 2 is risky. Solana is also risky. You can lose what you put in but we are headed west. This is the frontier. It's not for everyone but we are glad you are with us on the bankless journey. Thanks a lot.
"m. austin" Discussed on Bankless
"Every L2 is highly centralized. Every roll up is highly centralized. The Solana ecosystem would love for this to be true. It is true. You can't run a permissionless layer two system. I'm categorizing this as one of the things that like Ethereum critics will say is true about Ethereum but will also not give credit for the fact that Ethereum has never failed to execute on this roadmap. These are two different things that you're talking about. And I get why you're trying to bring them together. But if we look at a world where ETH2 had actually done like L1 native roll ups, we wouldn't have a bunch of L2 tokens that have no economic value in existing. Right. That's not true either, bro. Sure you would. You would if you would definitely have the tokens but they had totally have economic value. Sequencer fees, man. Sequencer fees. Sequencer fees are paid in ETH, right? Two of the layer twos. You could have every L2 just have fractional transactions in Ethereum that would mean you wouldn't need all these different tokens every time you want to be on a different roll up or different network. You could just use ether everywhere. Wait, you only for optimism, polygon, arbitrum. Yeah. The only thing the only gas token that you need the layer two of is Starkware. And it's like the most Ethereum unaligned layer two of the ones I just I just mentioned. It's also the only one that allows you to run a permissionless node. But yes. Well, yeah, because they have the benefit of having to be they can get to create their own ecosystem from the ground up. All of the permissionless validation network participate like arbitrum just just induced and introduced permissionless validation this last Friday. And so yes, but they get their own problem still continue. So yes, it's the next thing on the road. They're going to do it, dude. Yes. But but you and Ryan are constantly being like, oh, man, like like Solana is so centralized, right? Like that was like a whole thing coming from a lot of the ETH brain community for a while. And it just didn't it felt very dishonest because. Yeah, I know. Right. Like it was this it was this transition from saying like Ethereum was depending on how you counted the first or second most decentralized network and the entire scaling roadmap collapsed that down into extreme centralization. And this is not to say that it will be that way forever. I actually do think that over time we are going to see L2 is decentralized. People are going to figure out a way to have permission. People are going to figure out how to have more than one single sequencer on a roll up or an L2 and then they're going to figure out how to have decentralized sequencers eventually. I just think we're several years away from that and we'll get there. Right. But there's this innate faith that you have. Yeah. Right. And that others have that. Ethereum is the only network that's going to figure it out. And I just don't see like I think if you look at the pace of new technology shipping on the Solana network and like where the network come in the in the three years that it's been live you'd say wow that's like an insanely high pace of innovation and change. This reminds me of how Ethereum relentlessly innovates on its core idea. And the point here is not to say like oh Ethereum is super centralized. It's that like what you have seen over your engagement with the network is that you have a faith that is going to figure it out. Right. And what I would say. Ethereum the benefit of the doubt and then we give Solana whatever is the anti benefit of that. Yeah yeah yeah exactly. Yeah. And but also because Ethereum has a track record and Solana is a newer network. And so if Solana still has to earn its stripes you know this is this is like what I've been calling the L1 hazing of the last bull market. Totally. It's like you're illegitimate until you make it through the next bear. I would say at this point Solana has been through at least as much hardship as Ethereum has. If Solana has certainly been through a lot of hardship and there are different hardships. They're very different. Like the Ethereum perspective would be like well Solana sold its soul to the devil with its with its cozying with SPF. Right. Ethereum's hardships were we almost ran out of money for two years straight.
"m. austin" Discussed on Bankless
"Yeah, I'm skeptical if we'll get there just because human interest is to steal as much as humanly possible. And so you have to like that, like one of the really interesting things about just as a slight deviation on the Ethereum community is there's a lot of folks who hold a ton of Ether who are very actively involved in building things like the MEV infrastructure. I am skeptical that that's going to survive Ethereum going mainstream, that you're going to have like the same way that you may have people now who are like, I'm running these searchers and my, what I fundamentally care about is Ether the asset going up because I have a hundred thousand ETH on a wallet somewhere. Eventually that economics are going to change. You're going to have new people coming in who are basically like the equivalent of the people who sell you gadgets on Instagram that are like, I don't have a storefront. I don't have this like backhaul legacy of ETH in my wallet that I can use to, that I'm trying to enrich. I am personally trying to accrue as much money, Ether, USDC, whatever we're talking about this moment, as humanly possible. And so I'm skeptical that that economic system is going to work in the next bull cycle when we see a large expansion of the number of users with blockchain, but we will see. So on Solana, like the approach for democratizing this is stake weighted QoS. That is the counterpoint to MEV. Like on Ethereum, the only way that you can be guaranteed that your transaction is going to be included in a block is to be building the block yourself, right? On Solana, there is this approach with stake weighted QoS that says like, if you're a DeFi application and you decide to run a validator and you have 0.1% of the stake, that may be enough to make sure your most important transactions and your most important users are always able to be included in a given block. And so that's sort of that counterpoint there. The MEV clients on Solana are all sort of open source and about 27% of the network is actually running on the JITO client nowadays. So there's a pretty serious percentage of the network that is actually using this stuff on a daily basis now. But the way it works is like, I opt my validator into being a part of this. There's rewards based partially to that. But the answer, instead of driving value back to Ether, like you're talking about over the long term, this is where something like JITO Sol comes in, which is a stake pool token where you're basically saying, I'm going to give you my stake. And then in exchange for that, you're going to give me a significant portion of your MEV revenue in addition to the normal staking rewards you'd receive. OK. So instead of it being burned and going into Ether, the asset, it is just directed into this one particular Sol LSD token. It's sort of like if Lido decided we're going to run MEV clients on all of the validators that we run for Ethereum and then we're going to take those returns and bring them back. Now, I actually think that's probably much more likely to be what happens in Ethereum than people are like, I'm a good Samaritan. I'm just going to return it back to the network because I haven't seen a good proposal on how you can enforce MEV burn because it's not protocol level, it's application level. But maybe we'll see that in the future. No, MEV burns at the protocol level. It's got this mechanism of an implied oracle that can tell the Ethereum layer one exactly how much MEV was extracted and how much MEV needs to be burned in order to make that block valid. Yeah, but that's still functionally an off-chain system analysis, right? I think that's kind of the piece that like I'm skeptical. Every time we bring in oracles, those are like... It's not an actual oracle, it's an implied oracle. It's a market derived number that I can say is an oracle because it's external data coming into the Ethereum layer one, but it's not actually an oracle in the same way that Chainlink is an oracle. Totally. It's an implied one. Yeah, but it's like how ETH slashing can do up to six, like there's a six month lag up to in terms of like a slashing event and that gives room for human intervention, right? That's not because it takes six months to compute whether a slashing event occurred. So I think we'll see, right, is the answer here. Now, what we could potentially see is that like the council of people who... The brain trust of Ethereum basically says like, we are going to socially punish people who are not burning MEV, right? By saying we know your accounts, we're going to actually into like a social consensus burn or slashing of some of your tokens, right? I think that would be a massive violation of the Ethereum social contract. I do not think that that would ever happen.
"m. austin" Discussed on Bankless
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"m. austin" Discussed on Bankless
"Okay. So what does the LSD ecosystem on Solana look like? Is staked Sol going to be as strongly permeated as staked Ether is assumed it will be on Ethereum? So let me start by kind of a little bit of a scene set for Ethereum. There's a few architectural decisions that I think were largely economic decisions on Ethereum that pushed folks into things like Lido. The first is a requirement for 32 ETH to be able to stake. Also if you have 33 ETH, you couldn't stake that last one unless you went through a liquid staking system. So there are. There's also now an EIP that changes this that eventually is going to get it's going to get approved. Right. But like on Solana, you can create a stake account that has one soul in it. Right. And so what that means is that initially with your $3,000 of hardware or is that dealt with someone else's. Right. Because again, Ethereum, like the term validator on Ethereum is not actually a validator, which is a 32 bundle. Yeah, we really screwed up the language. I mean, someone screwed up the language. It could have been everyone else too. But yeah. The whole industry. I know. Right. If you go to like nodewatch.io or one of those websites, you can see there's about 7,000 physical computers around the world that are actually Ethereum nodes slash validators in the way that everyone else calls a validator. So the analogy here is like on Ethereum, a validator is actually a stake account and those stake accounts have to be 32 ETH. On Solana, they can be any size like they can on many proof of stake networks. So there was less of an economic incentive in the early days to go with a liquid staking protocol as opposed to just saying, oh, I'm going to stake to the bison trails validator. I'm going to stake to the block daemon validator, you know, the bankless validator, fill in fill in the blank there. Today there is actually a stake pool contract, which is like the one that most folks on the network use. And then there's a whole bunch of different liquid staking providers. So Lido is on Solana, Marinade is something called Emsol, there's Jitosol, which is a MEV optimized basically stake pool. And so there's a pretty robust liquid staking ecosystem. Today there's a little bit of fractured liquidity because of the withdrawal periods being like three days on that stuff. But there's a group, UnstakeIt, that are actually doing a common liquidity layer for all liquid stake tokens on Solana. So I think we're getting to a place where like the ecosystem on Ethereum is a little bit more robust, but you're seeing the same sort of system develop on Solana. But it is developing in a little bit of a different way because again, the network architecture has different advantages and disadvantages. Right. So you still have staked Sol and that staked Sol will be collateralized in Solana's DeFi applications in the same way like staked Ether, rocket rocket pool Ether staked in Ethereum. Yeah, exactly. Like there's actually, there's actually programs now that you can say, I have a stake account that has, let's say a hundred Sol in it. I'm going to transfer the authority on that stake account to a stake pool and it will instantly mint me the equivalent of that liquid stake token. I don't have to unstake and transfer, I just have to reassign authority on who owns that stake account. So that would be like if I have a 32 ETH node that I'm solo staking and then I like sign it over to Lido or rocket pool and all of a sudden that protocol mints me our Ether staked Ether in return. Exactly. It's a very, very similar architecture to the way Ethereum works from that perspective. Okay. Uh, cool. Okay. So that's the safety conversation. Uh, I want to talk about MEV because MEV and then MEV burn is like a pretty strong part of Ether economics. So is there a philosophy that Solana has about how it approaches MEV and how it wants that to impact or not impact the Sol asset? So Jito is the group that has built the MEV client for Solana. They have done a bunch of work to basically build a relayer and all that sort of thing with a bidding system where you, it's very similar to what Flashbots does on Ethereum for that perspective. Um, as an aggregate number of transactions though, the, the MEV on Ethereum is actually pretty small. It's usually single digit percentage of transactions that are actually getting searched and getting chosen and getting packed. That's partially because of the transaction costs that you need a larger Delta for that to be possible. You see the MEV bots on Solana going after like $2 opportunities because the transaction fees are so low, right? They have to, right? Because MEV on Solana versus MEV on Ethereum, it has to be so much harder because the blocks go so much faster and the margins have to be so much slimmer. It's going to be a much more fierce competition on Solana, correct? It's actually even worse than that because we don't have a mempool. So it's not even like there's this big pool of potential transactions you can pull from to pack. You have to actually basically, it's much more like MEV is sort of like, uh, like fishing in a barrel on Ethereum, right? It's like you can see the fish and you can go in and you can grab it. Yeah. High school students are collecting MEV right now. Yeah, yeah, exactly. Like on Solana it's, it's much, it's a much faster process. That's kind of more equivalent to like a bear trying to grab a salmon out of a stream. Right. Like, right. It's a little bit more like the high-frequency trading, uh, like the flash, the original flash boys. Yes. Stuff. Yes, exactly. And so it's much harder to do. The opportunities tend to be very non-consistent, right? You will, you will see times when, uh, you know, there's like a very small earnings for a day or two and then it spikes up because there's lots of market movement or something like that. It's much more dependent on market movement or other on-chain activity than it is just sort of your steady state. Um, oh, here's a bunch of people trying to do something similar. If I order them correctly, I can make some, some profit off of that. Are you a Metamask user? Well, you're listening to Bankless, so of course you are. The wallet you know and love just got a whole lot better. Metamask portfolio is the ultimate one-stop shop for all of your crypto needs. It gives you a holistic view of your crypto portfolio across multiple chains and multiple addresses all at once. You can easily view and manage all your coins, tokens, and NFTs in one convenient place just by connecting your wallet. Metamask portfolio goes beyond just viewing your portfolio though. 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"m. austin" Discussed on Bankless
"I think as we go into the future, no one can really say what's going to happen here. We all just need to figure out what are the best defense mechanisms to prevent the sort of bad scenarios from happening that we don't want to have happen. Welcome to Bankless, where we explore the frontier of internet money and internet finance. And today on the show, we've got some bonus content for you, Bankless Nation, an episode diving into the nature of soul, the asset, and the economics of Solana, the ecosystem. We haven't done too much Solana content on Bankless before. So little. In fact, I'd say that it's actually kind of a meme that Bankless just doesn't produce Solana content. We've had Anatoli and Raj on once to discuss the Solana phone. We had Anatoli himself exclusively on earlier this year post FTX collapse to give us the Solana story. And then I also went on the validated podcast, which shorthand is just the Solana podcast hosted by Austin Federer, the guest on this episode. So that's the entire spectrum of Solana content coming out of Bankless. But on this episode, we're having Austin Federer on to discuss the design philosophy that relates Solana the network to Sol the asset. And it's really Sol the asset that has been the thing that has hung up me and Ryan the most while trying to understand the Solana ecosystem. The investment thesis behind Sol has never really been salient to us. If you know the Bankless thesis, you know that we think that there are very strong technical bonds between the design architecture of a layer one and the nature of the native asset that it produces. And tinkering with the properties of one impacts the properties of the other. We think that a layer one that prioritizes decentralization and censorship resistance at the base layer produces downstream strong store value properties in its native asset where a high throughput layer one, for example, sacrifices the hardness of its money by compromising on its issuance schedule and the properties of censorship resistance. This has always been the Bankless thesis that has guided us in our investing and our content. It makes sense to us, so it's the frame of reference that guides our thinking across other areas. And it's how Bankless has gotten the brand of being an Ethereum podcast. Even though we're not, we're just a Bankless podcast. We've got our theses, it happens to line up with Ethereum, and therefore, for all intents and purposes, we're an Ethereum podcast. I see how people come to that conclusion. Sometimes, though, perhaps most of the time, the Solana community doesn't accept that, and Bankless is a subject of a lot of hate out of the Solana community. 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Bankless Nation, I would love to introduce you to Austin Federa, head of strategy at the Solana Foundation, host of The Validated Podcast, where Austin and I, not too long ago, went back and forth on some of the cultural and philosophical differences between the Solana and Ethereum projects. Today, on the show, I want to continue that conversation with a focus on the native assets behind these two ecosystems, ETH and SOL, with a specific focus on SOL, of course, because the rest of Bankless focuses plenty on ETH. Because the focus on SOL, I think, I would say is the biggest hang-up that both Ryan and I have about being able to integrate Solana, SOL, as an investment thesis. What actually is SOL? I don't actually know the answer to that question, so hopefully we can start to get around the help. Austin, welcome to the show. Hey, thanks for having me on. This is going to be fun. Yeah, so, Austin, that was my preamble. And we did a show on The Validated Podcast, which, if any Bankless listeners out there is looking for the intersection of Solana and Bankless, that would be the show to listen to. And, Austin, I had a ton of fun in doing that, and I think we can just keep on going with that conversation, like I said, specifically with the focus on the native assets behind these ecosystems. I think there's a very deep integration between culture and asset in this space, and that's one of the cool things about programmable money, is you can program values into your assets. And I want to know, from your perspective, what is programmed into SOL, the asset? And sometimes I speak in these words, and I'm not sure everyone totally understands it, but I think you totally do. Are you ready to get into this conversation? Yeah, let's do it. I think one of the analogies that helps people sometimes is the architecture of a network is sort of thought of as a city zoning. That New York is very different than San Francisco for many reasons, but one of them is literally just what the zoning is of different parts of the city and what you're allowed to build there, and what the sort of innate characteristics that these rules and frameworks set up. That's a pretty good analogy for non-technical people for blockchain architecture, that the architecture Bitcoin is based on allows a very different set of things to be done on that network than what can be done on a network like Solana or Ethereum. Sure, sure. And any long-time Bankless listener will know that Ryan and I have developed models over time. And one of the big stories of Bankless, it runs in parallel with the story of Ether, because Ether in 2017 is not the Ether of today. It's had a story arc. We had to truly fight for the understanding of ETH as money, ETH as collateral, ETH as triple point asset, which now is ultrasound money. And this was a story arc that's developed. And would you say that the Sol token is going through a similar story arc? Because that's my frame of understanding for these things, and I'm wondering how to think about the story arc of Sol the asset. So I want to get into that. I think one of the things that's useful is just a quick overview of what Solana is trying to do from a network architecture perspective. So the thesis of Solana originally was basically block chain and NASDAQ speed, was the idea that you could build one global state machine that was going to be as fast as traditional financial markets. And it was a pretty narrow thesis in the beginning. There wasn't NFTs involved, there wasn't social tokens, there wasn't all this other world that we now consider the broader part of Web3. But that core thesis was that Ethereum was right about one very important thing. Everything is better in one global state. And when you start fracturing the state up into side chains and L2s and even the approach that NIR takes with sharding, you reduce the developer experience, you hurt the user experience, and that if you can keep things in one global state, that is better. Now there are downsides of keeping things in one global state. An Ethereum node is a very light operation. It's computationally very easy to run, it's bandwidth-wise very easy to run, because Ethereum only does about 20 things per second. And so that is a decision that's made to keep those requirements super light. Solana, the requirements are heavier. It takes about $3,000 of hardware to run a validator on Solana that will keep up to the tip of the chain. What that also lets you do, though, is things like keep one global state and have a steady state of 4,000 transactions per second. And so these are all just different architectural decisions about how to do things out into the future. I have a whole bunch we can talk about about how ETH is actually going to get much heavier and much more difficult to run, especially as we start talking about tracking L2s and rollups and getting a full state of Ethereum if now, as you've said yourself, if Ethereum is Optimism and Arbitron and Hermes and all of these other types of things, you suddenly need to run 6, 7, 8, 12 nodes to actually get a full snapshot of the state of Ethereum. But just to sort of start out, that's kind of the basic grounding principle of Solana is that keep the network as fast as possible, keep the cost of transactions as low as possible, and sort of the model that Ethereum has gone for of sort of artificial scarcity on the base layer and then offloading the scaling onto L2s and rollups and sort of things like that. The design decision on the Solana network is to flatten that into one stack. And this flattening goes even further, right? So on Ethereum, you have the EVM and you have Nakamoto consensus that run beneath it. Like if you look at the stack, there are two separate layers there. That is part of why if you run Geth locally, you max out at about 400 TPS. There's limitations there that are from a software architecture, not necessarily a network architecture perspective. Solana flattens that into one layer. So the VM and the consensus layer are basically all running in the same spot. One of the trade-offs of that is if you have a crash in the VM, you're going to actually have a crash in the consensus protocol. Whereas what you saw with Ethereum is when the VM crashed, for lack of a better term, earlier this year, twice, the network was actually able to continue. Now it couldn't reach consensus, they couldn't finalize transactions for an hour or so, but that was a totally different type of experience than what you had saw in Solana in 2021, where you'd have an outage where it wasn't a finality problem, it was a block production problem.
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"Drive three hours. My mom would drive me to auditions and acting class every day. So you began being homeschooled, I think, after a couple of years of starting down this path, that meant that you were obviously pretty committed to this. Was there, did you feel that total support at home that this was a path worth pursuing? I think at one point, how did your mother herself gone down the path of being an actress? Well, she always wanted to. She wanted to be in school places as a kid, but her parents didn't really allow it. And so I think when she saw this passion in me, she really, she embraced it wholeheartedly and she quit her job, you know? That was an incredible sacrifice. And then she would drive me every day and she was on set with me not in the heads and she flew with me to New Zealand to shoot a movie and the amount of time that it took and so yeah I wouldn't be here without that. So those early jobs that I referenced in the introduction, these are a lot of stuff on Nickelodeon. A lot of stuff on the Disney Channel that were, you know, yeah, it's not streetcar named desire, but you're really getting, I guess, learning step by step a bit more about how you do what you do. Hannah Montana, you had your first named character.
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"Radio K O B, J A. M. Austin 5 90 A, M and K. 259 A. J. Austen 99.7 and bam! Immigration reform. I'm Dave Anthony Fox News. That's President Biden's theme of the day. As he gets back to taking executive Action one he plans to sign and it would establish a task force that would reunite families separated at the border. Alicia three executive orders that would also lead to a major review of asylum processing and the legal immigration system. In those executive orders don't even include some of the action. He's already taken like stopping construction of Former President Trump's border wall. Also stopping that Trump travel ban Fox's David spun last night, President Biden met with a group of 10 Republican senators, including Susan Collins. She was some very good exchange abuse, The Republicans are pushing a much smaller Corona financial aid package, only about a third of what the president has proposed. And Republicans are worrying that the new Democrat plan is loaded with items that have nothing to do with covered relief. You have the minimum wage being raised to $15. There's a set aside for 3 50 billion for state and local governments, and it offers larger Obama care premium tax credits. But Democrats aren't likely going to wait around very long. They appear ready to move on with or without Republicans. Fox is Griff Jenkins, a sheriff's deputy is dead in Mississippi shot responding to a disturbance call another Hancock County deputy fired back, wounding the gunman. A lot of shoveling to do from the mid Atlantic to the Northeast, and it's still snowing. Some areas got over 2 ft. Slowing travel to a crawl and delaying thousands of coronavirus vaccinations in several states. Next hour. We'll get our annual weather reports from the ground dog this year's ground. Hog Day festivities are mostly virtual due to the pandemic. But that doesn't mean punks. It only fills sleeping in. No visitors will be allowed at Gobbler's knob to see Phil in person. But you can join in virtually Fox's Tony Shea powers it feels sees his shadow that supposedly Six more weeks of winter. If that spring arrives early America's listening to Fox News. Take Europe call 1888 farmers to switch and you could save an average of $470 on your auto insurance. That's a lot of money in just a few minutes with savings like that..
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"News radio K O b, J A. M. Austin 5 90 A m and K 259 A. J. Austen 99.7 uptown. Hey, subdued victory lap at the White House When Lisa Brady fox days we did what we came here to do. And so much more President Trump in a recorded farewell address, emphasizing his economic achievements before the pandemic, also historic peace deals and troop drawdowns in the Middle East. And he says he reasserted the idea that government answers to the people. But he also says political violence can never be tolerated. Offers prayers for the incoming administration to keep America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck a very important word. He plans to leave Washington tomorrow morning, A vice president Mike Pence, will attend to Joe Biden's inauguration. The president elect at this hour, is part of a covert memorial ceremony near the Lincoln Memorial. As the bells at Washington National Cathedral TOLLS 400 Times honoring the more than 400,000 lives lost in the U. S, nearly one in five of the pandemic deaths reported worldwide. Confirmation hearings today for several of Biden's nominees, including Janet Yellen for Treasury chief. She supports his plan for nearly $2 trillion Maurin covert relief while acknowledging concern about the national debt right now, with interest rates of historic lows. Smartest thing we can do is act big. Longer and I believe the benefits will far outweigh the costs. Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken pledging to restore America's standing in the world, I believe it Humility and confidence should be the flip sides of America's leadership coin. He's also pledging though to build on some Trump administration. Foreign policy is namely in the Middle East in China, the nominees for intelligence chief and defense secretary also signaling they share the outgoing administration concern.
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"B, J A. M. Austin 5 90 A, M and K. 259 A. J. Austen £99.7 More and more of the capital is being closed off on Lisa Brady Fox News. What had been tight security planned for next week's inauguration is getting tighter by the day. After last week's capital brief. We have now learned the entire D C mall will be closed to the public during the inauguration. Security officials tell me they're closing basement parking lots in D C near the capital on Capitol Hill and pushing the perimeter of the new barbed wire fencing a few blocks back away from encircling the capital itself. For fear of truck bombs. Capitol Hill police are so on edge I'm told after last week's attack, they are requesting more and more National Guard authorization up to 20,000 Lexus. Jennifer Griffin in D. C. Earlier today, the presidential inaugural Committee focusing on inaugural events, announcing entertainers Lady Gaga to sing the national anthem, and Jennifer Lopez will also perform part of with the committee calls and inspired group. Representing a clear picture of the grand diversity of the nation tonight. The president elect unveils details of his plan to fight covert and revive the economy. The New York Times reporting his stimulus plan will total nearly $2 trillion. Nearly one million Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week. Economists have been predicting an upswing in layoffs because of rising coronavirus cases in new restrictions, but the number of new claims for jobless.
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"J A. M. Austin. 5 90 a. M and K 259, a J. Austen 99.7 and no violence on Lisa Brady Fox to use that appeal to President Trump's supporters from the president himself who's banned from social media right now, so a written statement was released by the White House. The president says in light of reports of more demonstrations. He's urging no violence, no law breaking no vandalism of any kind, adding, It's not what he or America stands for. He's calling on all Americans to help ease tensions and calm tempers with the word all in capital letters. That statement released as the House debates an article of impeachment, accusing the president of inciting last week's attack on the Capitol president Bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. It should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action of President Trump. McCarthy says the president should accept his share of responsibility. But he also argues, along with many other Republicans that a fast impeachment will further divide the country instead of uniting it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the president is a clear and present danger. Who must go. We here in this half have a sacred obligation to stand for truth. To stand up for the Constitution to stand as guardians of the republic and impeachment vote is expected this afternoon. But there is no indication a Senate trial would happen while President Trump is still in office, with only a week left. This month marks one year since the California helicopter crash that killed former NBA star Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others Theo NTSB, just announcing a hearing next month on probable cause, he said last summer, the pilot likely became disoriented and foggy conditions outside L. A. America is listening to Fox News News Radio PALE BJ on John Cooley just use the service of the good Feed store. The demand for convalescent plasma used to help treat over 19 patients remains high in the Austin area. Alternate Health Authority, Dr Jason Pickett says demand is far outstripping the local supply, not only the infusions that we're performing in our regional Infusion center, but also those that are performed at our area hospitals there to pick it says they are Trying to expand local pasties and are reworking their patient selection process to better treat folks who've been referred by a Dr the flu Prevail. City Council approves an incentive agreement for Walker Engineering, which will invest almost $2 million into his space on Heather Wild Boulevard and bring with it 130 jobs, including current and future employees. Walker Engineering is getting a $40,000 relocation grant as part of the agreement, and beginning today, you can pre register for the Corona virus vaccine through an online portal. On the other public health website on Lee people in Phase one A and one B are eligible for vaccination at the moment. Officials registration will.
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"J A M. Austin by 90 A. M and K. 259 A. J. Austen 99.7 F damn points a finger at himself. Five. Dave Anthony Fox News President Trump, who's facing a possible second impeachment? Reportedly except some blame for what happened last week. Fox is Rachel Sutherland has more live. Dave House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says President Trump accept some responsibility for the capital riot. But McCarthy says he doesn't believe impeachment is the right move, saying it would only further divide the country. The House is expected to take up one article inciting an insurrection with the vote plan. Tomorrow evening, lawmakers were sure to keep an eye on President Trump's Day as he heads to the Texas border town of Alamo, where he will give his first public appearance nearly a week after the right that left five people dead. Dave Rachel House Democrats have the president must face the consequences and we'll do one thing before taking up impeachment vote tonight is expected to approve a resolution put forward by Democrats searching Vice President Mike Pence in the Cabinet to invoke the 25th amendment and remove President Trump from office and on likely outcome. Fox is Jared Helper now instead of impeachment tomorrow, though, a Senate trial before Joe Biden becomes president next Wednesday. Is not expected. A Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, told Fox. This impeachment doesn't help anything. That's the thing I'm talking about, makes no sense whatsoever. Another member of Congress has tested positive for the Corona virus and House Democrat from Miller. Giant Paul is angry about it, Tweeting It happened after being locked down last week in a secure capital room during the attack, and she claims several Republicans refused to wear a mask and mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one There's celebrating at Alabama again Third College football championship in six years, Joan steps up.
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"You're listening to news radio, K O b. J A. M. Austin 5 90 A, M and K 259, A. J. Austen 99.7 at bam, his own social media platform. I'm him Who? So Fox News? That's what President Trump is hinting now that he has been banned by Twitter. The company pulled the plug on both his personal and official accounts. After the riot at the Capitol freshman congressman Madison called Thorne tells Fox and friends The social media ban on conservative voices sets a dangerous precedent. When you rip the tongue out of somebody who would speak against you, you don't prove them to be a liar. Rather, you just prove that you're paralyzed with fear on the altar of oppression. As you're terrified of what they're going to say against you. Several social media sites, including TIC Tac and Spotify have banned the president in 11 days. The president's time in office will end. But many Democrats would like to show him the door sooner. They're crafting articles of impeachment. President elect Joe Biden was noncommittal. I've been saying for now. Well over a year. He's not fit to serve. He's not fit to serve. It's unclear how many Republicans support impeachment, Alaska Senator Lisa Brickowski has called on the president to resign. More than 3500 people died yesterday in the U. S from the coronavirus as it spreads rapidly across the country. Southern California is particularly hard hit L, a county recording 318 covert deaths in one day to put this in perspective and average of 170 people dying in the county every day from all other causes. Some hospitals are considering rationing care, essentially deciding who lives and who dies. Boxes Gary Baumgarten. Funeral homes are overrun with bodies a royal shot in the arm for Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her husband. Both have been vaccinated against the virus, according to Buckingham Palace. The queen is 94 Prince Philip 99, Americans listening.
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"M. Austin, 5 90 A. M and K. 259, a. J. Austen, 99.7 and Pam. The president responds. I'm Lee Scylla. Sarah Fox News President Trump in a now deleted by Twitter tweet from the POTUS account, responding to the removal of his personal account writing, as I have been saying, for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further and banning free speech Tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and radical left. Removing my account from their platform to silence me and you Twitter says they removed the account over his claims of election fraud. Earlier today, the president tweeted that he wasn't attending president elect Binds inauguration too. On January 20th. Twitter is looking at all of this, and it's calculation. Is that what the president is saying? Even by just saying that I'm not attending the inauguration is being Seen as code language to the president's supporters that it's safe target there at the capital that the election was not legitimate. Despite the fact that the president has called for the orderly transition boxes John Roberts at the White House earlier this week, the president's account was lost for 12 hours. Google play has removed the conservative social media app parlor from ex tore In a statement, it says it's being done in order to protect users Safety Apple is threatened to remove Parla Brett hasn't done so yet. House Democrats expected to injuries One article of impeachment against the president on Monday for incitement of insurrection and states that the president engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors by willfully inciting violence. Against the government of the United States connected to the riot at the Capitol. In addition to that the draft refers to the president's phone call last weekend to George's secretary of state as he sought to have that state's 2020 election results overturned. The draft resolution alleges that President Trump would be a threat to national security, democracy and the Constitution should he remain in office boxes. GURNAL Scott America is listening to Fox News. This is brought to you by advanced pain Care whose radio k L B. J I'm John Cooley and topping Austin's news. It will likely be a while before Travis County builds up its vaccine inventory to the point that phase one be dozing can begin. Cassandra Deli on with Austin Public Health says even though the state is allowing that group to get vaccinated, there's just no supply amount of allocation that we received is really enough to focus on our one a population, the Texas Department of State Health Services reports and travel Some Williamson County is more than 36,000 people have been given at least one banks Nation While almost 400 people have been fully vaccinated, the housing Authority of the city of Boston is pumping $1 million into the fight against homelessness to help people transition out of taxpayer funded hotels. They're using a shelter and into more supportive housing, and one man is in custody After a SWAT standoff in northeast Austin, a PD SWAT teams were sent to an apartment complex near to 90 East in 1 83 for 25 year.
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"M. Austin 5 90 A, M and K 259 A. J. Austen. £99.7 1st charges for the attack on the U. S. Capitol on Lisa Brady. Fox days Federal prosecutors are singling out several people in the first round of criminal charges over Wednesday's deadly attack, including a man photographed in the House Speaker's office. Another who's a member of the West Virginia Legislature. And one from Alabama, who's truck parked near the capital have firearms and Molotov cocktails. They're also not ruling out murder charges. The attack led to five deaths, including a Capitol police officer, capital officer Brian Sick. Nick's death will be jointly examined by the FBI and Washington D. C. Metro Police Department Sick Nick, according to a Capitol Police statement, died Thursday night after collapsing following a physical confrontation with protesters Wednesday. We're sick. Nick was injured. Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen announced the investigation today. The Capitol police website says sick Nick have been with the U. S. C. P since 2008 and was assigned to the first responders unit. It says they mourned the loss of a friend and colleague and ask for privacy for his family. Good All Scott Fox new president elect show Biden offering sympathy to the officer's family and Valley to hold those responsible accountable in remarks a short time ago, also highlighting today's jobs report showing jobs lost in December. Abidin says that shows the need for more immediate economic relief. He plans to lay the groundwork for a package next week. He also wants to speed up distribution of covert vaccines. Trump administration.
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"99.7 FM. You're listening to news radio K O B, J A. M. Austin 5 90 A, M and K. 259 A. J. Austen 99.7 F m. 1/5 death from Wednesday's Capitol attack. I'm Dave Anthony Fox News officer, Brian Sick. Nick died last evening. Injured Wednesday while engaging with the mob on Capitol Hill, Fox's Richardson police say he returned to his office and collapsed. The department chief and other officials are resigning after Wednesday's massive security breach. The FBI is still working to identify more of the protesters in the mob. Democrats and some Republicans blame President Trump for inciting the violence and telling her right Like the protesters to go to the capital, claiming the election was stolen from him. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. That's where video he put out last night boxes. Rachel Sutherland has more live. President. Trump condemned the violence on Twitter, saying those responsible will be held accountable. He also calls for healing as he promised an orderly transfer of power with this message to his supporters. I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning, the president said. America is and always will be a nation of law and order. His message came is more administration officials announced their departures, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, citing the riots as the reason for their resignations. Rachel Sutherland boxes Well, Democrats now wants the president to be the one who's on his way out. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, vice president can invoke the 25th amendment.