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"Georgetown 54 in Bowie and it's 53 in Leesburg at 340. Money news at 10 and 40 past the hour brought to you by PenFed. Great rates for everyone. Here's Jeff Klaybaum. This month marks the one -year anniversary of the completion of Phase 2 of Metro's Silver Line And in those stops are already becoming mixed -use hubs. Reston Town Center is the biggest but for While Reston Town Center is furthest along and continues to actively add even new product many of these stations have not seen any development commence yet in a sizable way and it could really take a number of years before some of those projects even kick off construction. That's Michael Hartnett at JLL. There is more than 20 million square feet of future development in the works. A lot of people already work at those Silver Line hubs 22 ,000 people within work a half mile radius and more than 10 ,000 people already live there. The population within a half mile of these stations is forecasted to grow at a hefty rate of about 11 % over the next five years. That's significantly higher than the 1 % for the broader regional growth. The median household income within one mile of Silver Line stops is more than $123 ,000. Jeff Glabel, WTOP News. It's 341 celebrating DC foster kids finding their forever homes. Dozens of families that adopted over the past year joined staff and judges that helped make it happen. It's been a lot of twists and turns that we didn't necessarily anticipate at the beginning but it's been a great blessing all along the way. That's Eric Dole say he and his wife Nana adopted two -year -old Ezra last year after fostering him since he was three weeks old. Adoption is multiplying. There is an energy that you get when you love this person. DC Superior Court Chief Judge Anita Josie Herring welcomed families here at the point in Southwest for adoption day. When we can get a safe home for children is extraordinary. Luke Looker, UTOP News. With Thanksgiving right around the corner here's something to be thankful for falling prices. Prices are down for everything from holiday travel to holiday shopping as well as what'll be on your dinner table next Thursday. Looks like dinner this year is going to be about four and a half percent less than a year ago. That's according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The main entree the turkey itself is down more about six percent. Also down they say the stuff that goes with it stuffing berries and vegetables. That's Dow Jones Market Watch columnist Paul Brandes who says not everything is down the data show the price of things like dinner rolls and pumpkin pies are up. Coming up on WTOP a at look how many are getting flu and COVID shots this fall. It's 343 as the weather gets colder the NFL offers stay hot on FanDuel. Right now new customers get $150 in bonus bets with any winning five dollar money line bet. That's 150 bucks if your team wins. If you've been thinking about joining FanDuel there's no better time to get in on the action. We've got plenty of great games happening tomorrow and the app so easy to use there's a wide range of betting options including spreads, player props, over -unders and more. I like betting alternate spreads and totals. To spread out my action can I multi -game parlay. Visit fanduel .com slash big G that's fanduel .com slash big G B I G C H E E dual partner official of the NFL. Twenty -one year older and present in Virginia. First online real money wager only. Five pre dollar -game money line. Wager required. Ten dollar first deposit required. Bonus issued as non -withdrawable bonus bets that expire seventies after receipt. See terms at sportsbook .fanduel .com gambling problem call 1 -800 -GAMBLER. Regency furniture spectacular Black Friday continues sale with savings of 25 % off beautiful Regency furniture plus 25 months no interest financing and special doorbusters at the lowest prices while they last doorbusters office your choice 395 queen $4 beds .99 five -piece Regency dining sets $3 .95 thousands of items in stock with fast delivery Regency's Black Friday sale is the biggest savings event of the year
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Mike Agugliaro: To Scale a Business You Have to Scale YOURSELF
"So what would you, what do we tell the company that the business owner who's been doing, you know, somewhere between two and four million and he's capped out and he's burned out and he's not charging enough. What kind of advice do you understand it? He's good at what he does, but he doesn't understand a lot of the business side. What kind of advice do you give that guy? Well, I mean, the first thing everybody should write down, that's listening to this to, to scale anything, you have to scale yourself. And I think people don't spend enough time investing in improving themselves. They, they carry these belief systems that they've been programmed with. Like my dad, you know, he, he told me when I was a kid, he programmed me with money doesn't grow on trees. And after I was doing about 20 million in business and just anybody listening, I went from under a million to 32 million in less than 10 years. So I had 165 service trucks on the road all over New Jersey. You know, we, we did 40 ,000 customers a month. So we did a fair amount of customers, 200 employees, double digit profit. And what's that? What year? That was 2017. And I sold it in 2017, which feels like yesterday to me, I sold it for a sign my name and walk away deal at one of the highest multiples, not compared to what's happened through this last roll up, but one of the highest multiples, I was like the cat's meow, you know, and my dad, I went to him and I said, dad, you were right about one thing and wrong about another. And of course, my dad's a big Italian guy. He wants to know what he did wrong, right? I said, first, you told me money doesn't grow on trees. I said, but if I had lemon trees and apple trees, I could pick that and sell it for money. And he said something to me that changed my life forever. He said, you know what, son, I only told you what my dad told me. And in his dad told him, I started to question myself, how many people struggling in business in the world today for whatever they want to do, because they keep following beliefs that might have some value, but may not have what you need today. So then, of course, Greg, you're probably wondering, my dad's like, oh, well, at least what did I tell you that that was true? I said, well, you told me you didn't own the utility company, shut the damn lights off. And I said, you were right. You still don't own you still don't own the utility company. And then I became just like my dad, my kids, my whole life telling them shut the lights off, right? I don't own the utility company. So I think that's part about business owners today is to sit there and say, hang on, maybe I don't know. The next one, I'd say probably number three here is I am such a believer in coaching. Not because we do forms of coaching. I've had seven coaches is the most I had at one time. I had spiritual coach, relationship coach, marketing coach, business scaling coach. I have seven. I am a big believer that you're investing in solving your most immediate problem. And you probably heard this phrase. Everybody heard it like success leaves clues. But like who has time to be like when my daughter was little, she used to watch Dora the Explorer for anybody that knows that like who has time in life, Greg, to go run around and play Dora the Explorer and look for a clue. I want someone to give me the clue right now and say, look, here's what I want you to consider. If you do this and this, you're probably going to get that. And we've proved that over time. So those three, those couple things there can change everything for everyone.
A highlight from Is Solana The Next Ethereum Killer
"Can a Solana overtake Ethereum? We're seeing a lot of metrics that have a lot of people, their heads are spinning. They're surprised. They don't know what's happening. They don't know why Solana keeps continuing to pump, or we're seeing a lot of positive numbers. We're seeing active users skyrocketing. And also we're getting listed on Perpetual's futures on a very major exchange. You're going to want to check this out. This is Discover Crypto. Thank you for joining everybody. Welcome back, Rodney. We're talking about some altcoins. And now we're not going to talk about ranked 8 ,000 meme coins. Is that okay? We're talking about Solana. I guess we could talk about... Everybody's talking about Grok, I thought. That's right. Grok. Well, yeah. It was like, what? Maybe a top 200 at this point. Hit $186 million market cap. I just saw Kyle Chasse tweet, or Chasse tweet. He's like, I bought the top. Ah. You know, so it happened. As they do. Did you get in on Grok, Rodney? I did not get in on Grok. I faded Grok at 20 million. Sorry. Excuse me for not buying a meme coin. You know. It went up to 150, right? So you missed out on about a seven and a half X. It's still sending, yeah. All right. So you're only missing out on a 10X so far. So far, it's a 10X. But Rodney, you just got in last night, correct? Yes, sir. Yeah. How was that? How was it flying into the Atlanta airport? I heard it's... My fiance, she has Follow Atlanta now, and they're shutting down the whole airport. Apparently, it's like, you know, entire hallways are like two foot wide. What was your experience? Well, I actually drove here from Charlottesville, Virginia, so it was an eight hour drive, but very nice. Got to listen to Joe Rogge on the way here. Some of my favorite cryptocurrency channels. Okay. Yeah. All right. Well, speaking of cryptocurrency, let's just get right into the stories here, folks. We are going to talk about Solana in a bit, but first, let's look at the crypto market. We have Bitcoin down about 1%. Let me go ahead and hit refresh just in case we're getting a little bit fresher. All right. Bitcoin down 1%. But Ethereum is up about 2 % right now, XRP down 2 .5%. Solana is cooling off, folks. Solana is almost down to 5 % along with Cardano, but both of them had a positive week. Solana just had a 10 times better week than Cardano there, 38 % to a 3 .8 % pump there. So if you're holding Solana over Cardano, you're feeling pretty good. If you're holding both, you're wondering, you're looking at your Cardano bag, poking it with the stick, like the meme, come on, do something, do something. It'll happen eventually, folks. Just trust me. Then we have Chainlink down to 5 .5 % as well, but Matic is up. But we look, look at Celestia, Tia, Tia is up. We were talking about Tia, Tia is up 25%, 125 % for the week. Now, TJ, did you see any Tia actually, you saw Celestia? I mean, I know it's Drew's wife's name, so he's been big on it, but he actually, I think was talking about Celestia. Yeah, we did a short on it a while back. We noticed it when it very first popped out. Obviously it's strong in some of the Asian markets, a competitor, so to speak, coming out of nowhere. We're seeing, we're moving up very quickly through the top 100. I think it's ranked 65, 68, something like that right now. I mean, it was under 100 a week or two ago when we first covered it. Definitely something to keep an eye on. And this is something that's important that I wanted to mention on today's stream. As we're getting into a new bull market, there's a lot of different ways to look at different altcoins and value different things. When you're building out your portfolio, there's something to be said for projects that have been around for a little while that you know are going to perform into the bull market. Again, we've looked at them a lot. They're in the top 20s, top 50s, the Maddox, the Mutables, the avalanches, the Solanas, kind of the big performers of the last cycle. However, the ones that tend to have the most explosive gains can be the things that are launching around this time, the newer things. It'll be interesting to see if that trend proves through in this cycle. But Tia, Celestia would be one of those ones that it looked like tech had been around for a while, the team had been around for a while, and they were waiting for the right time to launch to really capture attention in this bull market. So watching how those perform over the next few months, I do think is going to be key. We're going to be doing a deep dive on Celestia coming up in the next week or so. I have some of that going into the works. But watching layer ones, layer twos in the narratives, obviously, in this cycle, I think is going to be a good strategy if you're looking to make those gains. All right. But speaking of gains, we also have the other side of the coin, and that's the losses, folks. The biggest loser is Rollbit for the day, down 10 percent and then Kronos. But if you look at the week here, the biggest loser is Trust Wallet and then followed by XRP. Oh, no. XRP was the number two loser for the week, folks. So it's just interesting to see a top five coin be one of the biggest losers right there. Nio, Nio as well. Nio is down now. Nio is on a video I'm working on right now, the top five coins out of Asia, everybody. And Nio is one of the five. So that might be one. All right. I'll be joining in in a second here. But I think it's time for us to talk a little Solana here. Now, Rodney, what are your broad thoughts on Solana as a sign in real quick? Yeah, well, I think that could be one of the bigger comeback stories of this next run, because really the reason why it dumped down so much, because look at everything dumped during the bear market. But the reason why it dumped down significantly was the negative association it had with Almeida Research, Sam Beckman Fried and stuff like that. But now that we're putting all that stuff behind us, it's probably going to recover. I mean, beside what the occasional network outage is, it's actually a pretty solid project. So a lot of people bought that dip understanding that the reason why it was down wasn't because of function. It was because of the negative publicity. Just like Elon Musk going on Joe Rogan's show, smoking some, you know, green and then dumping Tesla stock. Yeah, I always talk about that podcast. I saw that podcast and I remember thinking, oh, wow, this guy is incredibly bright. I would want to own Tesla stock. A lot of people say, oh, yeah, let's dump it. Well, Solana is overtaking Ethereum by active users after a 70 % spike. Everybody let's look at some of the numbers here. So this is according to Arnimix, they had 356 ,000 unique users on Saturday beating Ethereum's 330 ,000. So beat them by 26 ,000 right there. The milestone was driven by a sharp uptick with the network hosting only 200 ,000 just one week ago, less than a week ago. So it was $100 ,000 less. For comparison, ETH consistently holds around 300 to 350 with two brief spikes above 400k in a surge of more than 1 million wallets. But the price of Solana has plummeted. Is it still more than 96 % from 2021 high of 250 bucks? Does that sound right? I don't know about 96%. Yeah, no, no, that's not right. At one point, at one point when it fell to $10 in January, active addresses on the network shrank 85 % from over a million, 1 .28 to around 200 ,000 this September, according to the block. But Solana refused to stay down and now it is up 145 % just in the past four weeks. So everyone holding on to the profit feel good. And then some analysts have been quick to pronounce that Solana has flipped Ethereum by active users due to the recent uptick. However, the ecosystem has expanded beyond its base layer with the majority of ETH activity now taking place on layer two. So Solana may surpass Ethereum, but there's a giant asterisk because if you want to incorporate little activity, two well, Ethereum, the EVM as a whole greatly surpasses Solana there. But TJ, what do you think about Solana ever surpassing Ethereum as far as, you know, being the number one chain? What odds would you, would you put it less than 5%, less than 1 %? No, I think what you just said really matters there by what metric, right? You know, so you've got transactions, you've got daily active users, you've got a market cap, you've got volume, you know, there's so many different metrics to measure a chain by. So I could see it passing it in transactions one day. That's what it's designed for, right? If you get some good, if you get some good games running on it, you could see it hit higher active users, higher transaction or, you know, but volume, probably not, you know, like DeFi is going to most likely live on Ethereum for the foreseeable future. We talked about that a little bit last week. The ecosystem really matters there. And so I think what we're seeing right now in price gains in the short term, sure, it could, it could outperform there. And I think part of what we should talk about here today is why we saw all that price movement happening over the weekend. And I think, I think you've got my screen here, BJ, you can pull it in here, but some of the factors that came up on this article on Cointelegraph, why Solana Price woke up this week, it really has to do with, you know, obviously FTX getting reopened back up. A lot of people thinking there's less likely for Alameda and what's held on the FTX balance sheet, less likely to dump.
A highlight from StealthTest - An end-to-end solution for Web3 Development
"Hi everyone, Andy Pickering here, I'm your host and welcome to the Crypto Conversation, a Brave New Coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future in the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Five years ago, deep in a bear market, a group of traditional finance experts founded Bitget, and they've been building ever since. Now, with 20 million users worldwide, Bitget is committed to helping users trade smarter by providing a secure one -stop crypto investment solution with copy trading, future trading and spot trading. Your security is their priority and Bitget has one of the largest protection funds in the industry, with US 300 million to cover potential trader losses from unforeseen events that are not due to misconduct from the user or platform. Bitget wants to inspire everyone to embrace Web3, so if you're new to crypto, learn more at the Bitget Academy with free blockchain courses, crypto guides, cryptocurrency trading strategies and more. Or, for the experienced investor, trade smarter with daily access to institutional -grade crypto market intelligence and trends analysis with Bitget Research. I've put links to Bitget Research and the Bitget Academy in the show notes, so get amongst it or simply go to bitget .com. Thank you to Bitget and now it is on with the show. My guest today is Colin Woodward. Colin is the president of StealthTest, a secure cloud -based environment that enables teams to create test networks across chains. various Welcome to the show, Colin. Thanks for having me, Andy. I appreciate it. It is a pleasure. Let's do what we do at the beginning of the show, Colin. Could you please introduce yourself? It would be good to hear a bit about your personal and professional story. It's an interesting one. I've had a look. What have you been doing in the lead up to getting involved in StealthTest? Yeah, certainly. So as you mentioned, I'm Colin Woodward. I'm president and general counsel of StealthTest, which is an API -based software platform and developer toolkit that features private test networks for most EVM -compatible chains. Right now, we're live on Ethereum and Polygon, Moonbeam, Arbitrum One and Arbitrum Nova, and we have a couple of new networks that we're adding just about every month now in two to three -week sprints, so very exciting there. I guess to kind of reel back things a bit, my background is actually as a corporate lawyer by trade, one who was very interested in emerging technology and kind of just markets in general. And as you might imagine, emerging tech plus markets, I quickly found my way to crypto in 2017 and actually kind of was introduced to crypto and perhaps a common fairly way that many people might encounter it for the first time. I was working in a large law firm at the time, and I shared an office wall with a colleague of mine. And one day in 2017, during kind of one of the previous bull cycles, he kind of popped in my office while I was busy at work, and he's like, hey, you ever heard about this crypto thing? It's really big right now, and I think you should check it out. And I said, Dave, I have no idea what you're talking about, but feel free to have a seat and share what you know about crypto with me. And so we chatted for a bit.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 10/9/23
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. I don't think he was on the beach till the break of dawn. He might have been in the spin room till the break of dawn. Will Smith. There are two reasons to play Will Smith. Number one, go into Miami. And the other is Nikki Haley almost gave us a Will Smith moment last night. Keep my daughter's name out your voice or words to that effect. Wow. Let me just hand you the talking stick. You were the guy who was there. How did it go for you? Your coverage was great. Before, after, just spot on and wonderful. Thank you, Mark. And it was quite an experience starting with a Chris Christie by the pool spotting earlier in the afternoon at the hotel. It is true. I can confirm he was not in a bathing suit because I think the only thing more challenging than Mike Gallagher in a bathing suit would be Governor Christie. Neither of that would go over very well with anybody in the vicinity. But he was there with his wife and his kids and his friends. And he was jovial. And I'm kind of glad he didn't go, you know, full, you know, hardcore, full -blown anti -Trump last night. But the whole thing was always fun to witness and experience up close and personal. In the spin room, as you know, I mean, that's where they bring the candidates in after the debate. And true to form, Ron DeSantis spoke to no one. He went right to NBC and that was it. Chris Christie didn't go in. But we had a chance to interview the guy that brought the heat, Vivek Ramaswamy. We sat down with him in the spin room and I'll replay that interview on the show today. And, you know, interesting takeaway. You either loved it or you hated it. And I'm intrigued by every individual's reaction to Vivek Ramaswamy going after the RNC, going after Ronna McDaniel, who I also interviewed in the spin room, going after Nikki Haley. I mean, I have a hunch I know how you land on this. Well, let's go case by case. Going after the media culture, awesome. Making the comment from the stage in an oblique way where still people know what you're talking about and says, you know, I don't know if liberal networks are going to do the best job of covering Republican debates. There's certainly a spotty history of that in the past. That's fine. But hey, hey, you, Kristen Welker, I'm asking you, you know, about Russia collusion. Dude, dude, no, just no. If, if I know that the base like, awesome. Yeah, me too. There's a part of me that did that as well. But to me, it's a time now where if you're on a debate stage, here's your job, make more people want you to be president. And first of all, the Tucker Carlson base wasn't watching last night. There are people banging on us right now for talking about it. You ought to be talking about the Trump rally and we will. So I think that was largely a misfire, even though the material was good. Okay. Strongly disagree with you and let me tell you why the room erupted in cheers. That wasn't Tucker Carlson's base in that auditorium last night. The crowd loved it. They ate it up. And Mark, I got to warn you, my friend, and I love you. I love you like a brother. When you're defending Kristen Welker or NBC, you might be on the wrong side of it. Did, did they, did you expect them to bury the candidates with January 6th nonsense, questions bombarded from the left? I kind of did. They did not do it. No, no, no. By and large, they kind of did okay. Don't get, don't get me wrong. We're saying two different things here. First of all, I thought the debate overall was terrific. I thought they did a very good job. It was substantive. They, Hugh Hewitt, our colleague did a terrific job. Of course, he got his shipbuilding question in there. You knew that was coming. Ten minutes of shipbuilding. I was a little bit surprised. He didn't ask if Alger Hiss was really a spy or not. But, but, but listen, and Hugh was magnificent. He, I was so proud of him. And of course he's our friend and colleague, and I got to catch up with him before and after the debate, but the vague wasn't going after last night's debate. The vague was going after them for what NBC did to Trump all through the Russia collusion hoax. The vague was calling the mainstream media out for being the mainstream media and Don got it. Mark, you ought to salute that. You ought to cheer for that. And I do, and I, and sure, sure. Yay. Absolutely. I got a thing for our candidates playing hard and playing smart. The vague came off as an ass in that moment, an ass we like, our ass, if you'll excuse me. But, but it's just, just, just, it's, it's smacked of desperation. Him going after, him going after Ronna McDaniel is more fair game because it's about, and him going, and okay, then the third, third of the case by case is going after Nikki on Ukraine forever war is great. That thing about the daughter on TikTok, how dumb can a smart guy get? But the floor is yours. Tell me what you're doing. Let's rewind because first of all, you buried the lead. You and Ronna McDaniel agree that he went, he was an ass because that's apparently what she said. There were reports that people in the crowd heard her call him an a -hole from, from the, from the audience and was livid at him. Again, Mark, I love you, buddy, but you got to look in the mirror. You're on, you're siding with Ronna McDaniel on this. Can I roll the tape back 15 seconds where I said him going after Ronna McDaniel is completely fair game. But your reaction to him is exactly the same as Ronna McDaniel's. So you might want to check yourself. Ronna's reaction to him was because he came after her. The thing that she's most upset about, I'm not upset with him at all. You're wrong. Ronna McDaniel's reaction was about the daughter thing, the TikTok thing. Okay. Oh, do you think it was a really, do you think it was a good idea? Are you ready to go all in and go, you go Vivek. Are you, did you love the moment where he invoked Nikki Haley's adult daughter? Yeah, she's 25 years old. She's fair game. Did you think that was a good debate moment? Of course I do. Of course I do. Of course it was a good moment. He's calling out another candidate for saying you talk the talk with TikTok. He's desperate and he knows he's not going to be president. He just desperately wants the clicks and desperate. And I like the guy. I really do like the guy. It doesn't sound like it. This is intriguing to me. But you know what? Because it was a time for grownups. It was a time for grownups. Nikki Haley was quite the grownup in many ways. And DeSantis was a grownup in many ways. Chris Christie surprisingly looked like a grownup in moments when he wasn't back on track. Was she a grownup when she called him scum? No. You think Nikki was a grownup when she said you were just scum? No. Come on. I mean, no. She's establishment. And I got, I'm sorry. I'm at a point now where I'll, let's get it all out on the table. I got no use for her. I got no use for, at this point, DeSantis. I mean, I'm at a point right now where I like the disruption and I love Trump. And I love the fact that Vivek, listen, all the things we supposedly love about Trump, you seem to not like about Vivek. You think only Trump can be the disruptor? It's, you know, it's weird. Trump has a disruptor skill set that Vivek thinks he has and he doesn't. And you mentioned Nikki, you've touched on a perfect thing. So there's Nikki who said at one point to Vivek, you're just scum, which I totally understood, but it still was jarring. It's like, ooh, ooh, ma 'am, you didn't need to do that. But, and I instantly heard back and say, yeah, but if Trump did it, it wouldn't have been a problem. Pretty true because that's Trump all the dang time. And it's kind of baked in. I think he's a smart guy. I think he's compelling. I think he's absolutely a disruptor. And by the way, he evoked the scum comment. He got to her, which is the point of a debate. He did exactly, he got under her skin and he rattled her. And that's why, and listen, I mean, again, and maybe I'm partial. He came right over to our booth afterwards. We spoke afterwards for a few minutes. Well, that could be part of it. That's why you're done with, DeSantis was awesome last night. You just hate that he didn't come talk to you. No, I say I'm done with him. I do hate that because he disrespects you and my audience. He disrespects people who listen to my show. I'm going to be very blunt here. DeSantis has blown the Mike Gallagher show off for the entire campaign. And it's a mistake. Incidentally, last night, he also blew off Newsmax. He blew off Univision. He blew off town hall. He didn't have any use for anybody in that spin room instead of trying to win over hearts and minds. And incidentally, a major donor, this Bigelow guy for the DeSantis campaign, $20 million for DeSantis Super PAC, he says now he's probably out. He's going with Trump. That's a huge, huge blow to the DeSantis campaign. The dogs don't like the food. I don't know what, and you're right, DeSantis, like he always has done last night. He's great, but it may not have mattered one bit. May not matter one bit. And that's what you said before the debate. Will it matter one bit? And I don't know. I mean, but he was great. He said all the right things. He does all the right things. He's very controlled, very measured. I promise when I'm offended that he won't give an interview to this show. I'm teasing. I'm totally teasing. But no, I promise why I don't like it. It's my audience. He's disrespecting the audience. And it's also just objectively, we'd like all of our candidates to be really, really smart. Trump is a genius. Trump, not just because he'd go on with you, but he'd go on with a bunch of other hosts. He gets into the mix, takes calls, mixes things up, gets into the back and forth. He is so comfortable in his own skin. And that's what you kind of want for our standard bearer. And DeSantis is smart. He's capable. His answers are good on a debate stage, but he doesn't have that yet. That total comfort in his own skin. And newsflash in terms of accessibility, I probably could have Trump on any day that ends in Y on the Mike Gallagher Show. He's willing to come on. He gives interviews. I mean, I used to say he'd go on the Weather Channel if he was invited. He goes where the people are, you know? And he's a man. He really is a man of the people. And he's willing to go on Mark Davis Show. He will give interviews left and right, and DeSantis does not. Now, maybe that speaks to his team. I don't know. I don't know who makes these decisions. It could be one of his aides, but it's just dumb, and it just frustrates me. I was intrigued. I did have a good candid conversation with Ronna McDaniel. Boy, a lot of people calling her out. Charlie Kirk yesterday went scorched earth just saying she needs to be replaced. I don't know. Is that fair? I think she's over -criticized at times. But then there was Frank Luntz, pollster Frank Luntz, who's smart a lot of the times except when he's not. He said, boy, Ronna McDaniel is the GOP's secret weapon, a great speaker and a great strategist. I said, you got that right? It's a secret so deep, nobody can see it. And the last couple of election cycles, the last couple of election cycles do not speak to genius strategy, the RNC. So I don't know what we wanted to do, more of or less of. I don't know, but I don't know who'd be better. I mean, maybe, maybe a Harmeet Dillon should have won that post. I don't know. Well, you know, you could make a case if you look at Tuesday and here we go again with another rotten night for the Republican party. No way around this, Mark. And some people would say, hey, the blame goes there. Now, Ronna, I asked her about it in the interview. Again, we're going to play all these interviews today on the show coming up, but she told me, look, Virginia's a federal entity. We can't, there's only so much we can do in a state. She touted her own achievements, but I get that criticism. I understand it because Mark, like it or not, we got walloped Tuesday. Virginia, the whole legislature flipped.
Former ICE Director Tom Homan Exposes National Security Failures
"Homan, former ICE director and president and CEO of border911 .com. Tom, thank you so much for taking the time. I want to play a piece of tape here that has been making the rounds and then we'll riff on it. Play cut 54. I've done this job for over three decades. I've never seen numbers anywhere near this. This is drastic. This is the biggest national security failure that I've seen in this country since 9 -11. This is historic. I promised President Trump when he announced it, he goes back, I go back, and I'm going to run the biggest deportation operation this country has ever seen. Because these massive people being released in this country, 9 out of 10 will get order removal based on immigration court data. A judge order is removed. We're going to find them and we're going to remove them. There's no consequence. We can't fix the border. We're going to have a consequence in the Trump administration. Tom, tell us about it. A second Trump term, the largest deportation force ever seen. Tell us more. I've met with President Trump many times. I was one of the first guys that he met with when he re -announced his coming back and I told him I'd come back in a minute. I told him I'd come back for free because I'm so pissed off what this administration did. We gave this administration, Charlie, the most secure border in my lifetime and they unsecured it. The first president in history's nation that unsecured the border. So I promised President Trump I'd come back and people need to understand, these millions of people that are released in the United States, if you look at the immigration court data over the last decades, people claim asylum at a border. Nearly 9 out of 10 never get relief from U .S. courts because they simply don't qualify and they're going to be ordered removed. And we're going to remove them under the Trump administration because if you're demanding due process, which we give them, due process doesn't mean squat. It's a final decision of the courts aren't carried out. So we're going to find the 9 out of 10, they get order removed, we're going to locate them and we're going to deport them because there has to be a consequence to breaking the laws of this country. What do you have to say to some people that would, you know, say it's not logistically feasible to deport millions of people? You know, it is very difficult and do I think I removed 20 million people? No, but we do it one at a time. No one's off the table. Listen, if the immigration court, if the judge orders somebody removed and we don't remove them because it's too hard, then let's shut down the immigration courts too because the final orders obviously don't mean anything. No, we need to carry it out. And look, if we work with Congress and pass a legislation that if you get an order of removal from the courts, you don't qualify ever for amnesty, for DACA, for any benefits, that will certainly help to self deport many people. You've got to cut it off. You've got to stop rewarding people of illegal behavior. Whoever they're going to do to become fugitives, they get order removal. They don't leave. They'll hide out. They'll hide out long enough for the next giveaway, the next amnesty, the next DACA. We can't allow that. That has to stop.
A highlight from MASSIVE XRP PUMP! (Ethereum Not Done Yet!)
"Today is a great day to have a new set in crypto. How are we all doing today? It's 11 -6. It's November 6th. It's 11 -32. Sorry. It's 10 -33am. How are we all doing today? We got a new set. We got some new people. This is going to be phenomenal. Look at that lighting down below, folks. It's lovely. I'm loving it. Hey, chat, let us know what you think about it. But guys, we're going to be talking about XRP. Why is XRP pumping? What is going on with Ethereum? Is there more activity? XRP is the crypto market's back is all -coin season starting. Also some huge Bitcoin ETF news as well and Grok AI, the AI that most resembles a caveman's name. But yeah, we got Drew and Kelly. I don't know which way to look. Do I look at the camera? Do I look at chat? Do I look at these two lovely gentlemen? Look me in my eyes. All right. Let's maintain eye contact for the entire show. Love the new set. It looks amazing. Nice. Nice. Okay. A little bit of an echo. Special shout out to our entire team here at Hit Network, BJ, Aaron, and Joel, and Bobby, and Owen. There's so many people who just work tirelessly. If I forgot anybody's name, a lot of you. Love you all. We appreciate how much hard work you do. Really special shout out there. Drew, any message on the beginning of the set? How do you feel about it? Man, it's just - You helped carry some things. Yeah, no, it's nice to have a fresh start. And I mean, this is just, it feels as professional as we act every day. Oh, that's not at all. I mean, I don't know. We bring the heat. So we have a new set up here. It's nice to be able to conversate back and forth with you guys, bounce ideas by each other a little bit more organically as we go through the news. So - Legit, because he DZ being a future Jimmy Kimmel. No, I will never be the CIA's puppet master. Okay. I will never be their puppet. All right. Let's get right into the show here, folks. Guys, let's see if I can share your screen. Make sure you're following us on Discover Crypto. We just put out two phenomenal videos over the weekend. In this Cardano video, I also added it to my pin tweet here, if you want to see it. But I highly recommend you go check it out on YouTube. Get in there, get in the chat, leave a couple of questions, we'll start replying to the videos. I don't know how I'll do it with the next video, working on some top three tips to master the bull run for the first hour that the video's out, we'll go ahead and maybe we'll engage with you. So if you've got any questions, I'll jump in there. Also, we did another video on Jimmy Bitcoin. The heist Bitcoin is stronger than any Bitcoin heist in history, billions of dollars. So it's a really, really good video. I recommend it. He's like the Bitcoin heist meister. He's the heist meister. Yeah, yeah. He's not Heisman, but he's the heist man. All right, folks, make sure you go to hit merch as well. And I think it's time for us to just get right into this Ripple story, folks. Ripple gaining momentum, $850 million, and whale buys push price above 75 cents here. You see it broke out above a critical 65 cents resistance, and now it looks like it's off to the races. So over the last two weeks, crypto whales have been spotted buying XRP aggressively. Not only are the whales buying, they're buying aggressively, folks. As of 2023, the event edges is now the best time to get crypto. You know what? I can see why Bobby's wanting me to move left. I tend to lean to my right. All right, between October 24th and November 6th, the whales, how much XRP did they acquire? 1 billion .26 XRP, folks. And if XRP does say go to $2, $2 .50, even $4, talking about billions of dollars here. So they're bringing their new balances to a new 2023 peak. So we're at a new peak for XRP balances on the whale wallets here. Now there is a big event coming. It's the 2023 edition of Swell Digital Asset Conference in Dubai later this week. It's an invite -only event. So we'll feature keynote speeches and dialogue with some leaders, regulators, and innovators. Now Drew, you're kind of Mr. XRP here. I think you're probably the biggest fan of XRP. The whales are buying. Now are they going to start dumping? No, I mean, we'll always see a little bit of sell pressure, but I think that banks being even just slightly willing to test out XRP and its remittance payment systems and these continuing patterns growth that I see for Ripple in general, I think that things across the world are seeing this. The US still has the gray area, but the rest of the world is feeling ready for it. So I don't think that that'll be on us anytime soon, a big dump. All right. All right. More conspiracy talk. You guys are always on point. No, no, no. We got to get off the rails here. Poor Jimmy. You know what? Poor Jimmy Zong. That's the only Jimmy I like talking about. All right. Here we have the social dominance chart. So this blue line is where people mentioned XRP. So when you see a little bit of spike in social media chatter, oftentimes you're going to see a little bit of a price increase as well. But sometimes social media chatter precludes the pump. Sometimes it's after the pump. They're just, it depends because as a coin doubles in price over a month, people will just start talking about it naturally, even if nothing else is going on. But so here's the social dominance metric is showing the percentage share of a cryptocurrency in comparison to the 50 most talked about projects in the crypto media channels. So they'll just look at keywords, how many TikToks are being made and compare it to the other 49 coins there. But having cleared the resistance at $0 .65, XRP price now faces minimal resistance on the road to $0 .70 as well. So not only that, though, we also have Deaton coming out. He was coming out in favor. So there's a little bit of a settlement with the SEC versus XRP months ago where, hey, programmatic sales, hey, that seems fine. But when you're selling to a hedge fund, that seems bad. So we had one win, we had one loss, and we're saying, so this is like a 50 -50, right? This is like a 50 -50 win -lose. So Deaton's coming out saying it is not 50 -50, it is 90 % win, 10 % loss. So we're looking at more of a 90 -10 ratio here. So here, let's just get his quote out here. In a recent post, he strongly refuted the idea that the result was close to a 50 -50 outcome here. The people who argued that the SEC got a 50 -50 victory in the ripple crates are 100 % right wrong here. I'm still messing around with it. It was more like a 90 -10 in Ripple's favor. If Ripple ends up paying $20 million or less, it's a 99 .9 % legal victory. Did it feel like a 99 .9 % legal victory, Drew? Yeah, I mean, absolutely. A lot of the talk from famously like Pomp when we first got the Ripple case laid out, he's like, oh, you're holding securities, but kind of dancing on the graves of people that held XRP, even in the retail, which I think was just an absolute spit on the face disservice and a to our freedom to transact and to have new systems come about to do those transactions. So seeing even these chunks of wins from XRP and Ripple are massive, massive gains in confidence for people across the world. Now they're looking at this thing and many people are calling it the most regulated crypto on earth just from these recent wins. You brought up gains of confidence. You think I care about the gains of confidence? I don't care about the gains of confidence. I only care about the gains in price. And that's where we're going to go to Kelly here. Kelly, we have some charts here. I don't know if you're looking at XRP, but yeah, 65 cents, 70 cents. Is that all just a facade or is there a real support and resistance happening here? Well, it's throwing it here to the chart. We can see that this is essentially a chart I've been looking at for some time. And interestingly, we have this sort of uptrend parallel channel that on this break to the upside, which is when we have that initial news breaking of the sec the court case stuff that we got this massive pump and essentially rejected right here at a known level that goes all the way back. I mean, this goes all the way back to this base point here, December, 2020. So this is a pretty interesting when the price was going, I was looking at this suggesting, and this is going to be likely turnaround point. We got a stiff rejection off that until we broke down and tested the lower bound here. Got a deviation below. Now why will we have a deviation below is because these smart money people out there, these the people that really understand how to move the markets, they try to do everything they can to trigger those of you and those of me and drew DZ. Everybody that's in this market is subject to emotions. And those that are in control of their emotions and have a sound strategy and risk management doesn't get triggered by this consistently. But those, somebody sold down here cause they thought it was going lower. Oh man. It gave that opportunity for a lower entry for a long, okay. Now we're seeing here, especially where we're at in relationship to the having coming up and we have all this stuff on the horizon about the the IPO for ripple. And we have all these court cases winning into to your point earlier. I don't think they're going to win a hundred percent, but I think that's baked in. I think in the sense that at 99 .8 % or whatever, they're going to have to have some concession not to make Gary Gensler feel like he completely has, you know, a full face of egg on it. So there's going to be some sort of small fine paid or some concession that they have to make, but it's literally just going to be the fee of doing business. We see this also, it's not, it's not the end of the world. We look at you know, traditional banking, they've had $40 billion in fines since 2000 traditional banking. And yet there's, you know, they're able to continue doing business because it's the price of doing business. Now, are these levels that you're talking about? You said 65 cents. Yeah. 65 cents. And then a lot of resistance at 70 cents as well. 65 cents is right here. This previous range high that we broke through. I do think if we come back down, this is a great area. If we're very bullish, this is a great area for price to bounce on. It doesn't mean if we lose this, it's not bullish anymore. In fact, we can come all the way back down here to this horizontal line. That's in perfectly a basically cross section right here to that 60 cents level. This would be a great opportunity for another, you know, still bullish pullback if we come back to this level. Now, if it does continue to run, where is it going to go? Are you going to buy DZ? Are you going to buy on the way up if we get two candles in a row that are still bullish and we break 85 cents, is that a signal for you to buy and prices just running higher? You know, as much as I like candles, I don't like buying wicks. And so just I even when it hurts me, I just I'm averse against buying wicks. Yeah, no, I hear that. And so the point here is if things are running, that's a signal that there's a lot of stuff going on. Let the pullback let the chart come to you in your strategy so you can so you can make a smart buy. Now, let's go ahead, look at Bitcoin, Bitcoin and an interesting sort of channel that it's it's trading here. A lot of people are speculating. Is this going to be a setup for a sort of kind of flopsided bar pattern where the price action actually continues chopping in here only to break down and, you know, to this level? But why is that level important to previous high level that thirty two thousand dollars? Now, whether we continue higher or pullback down there now, at some point, I do think we're going to test below this range that we're in right now. Things are I mean, we see the momentum here is trending down while the price is still slightly turning higher. So there is some signs that we may be having some issue here coming up fairly shortly. I think C90 says the best. We're too far away from the having to not have at least one pullback. I don't know if it's going to start tomorrow. I don't know if it's going to start two months from now, but we're looking at an April twenty twenty four halving date. There's I'm assuming it's going to be much more likely than not in those six, five, six months. We'll experience a pullback now. Everybody want and I just did a video on this on the bit lab morning stream talking about the pump season. It's holidays. Everybody not only has a bias that they wanted to go up because you want to feel happy during the holidays, but there is data out there. There's data out there that shows that on average, November has a thirty seven percent pump to the upside. But that doesn't that doesn't mean every November is a thirty seven percent pump. There are some November's that have been negative. Basically, you've lost value in November. And we can see on this chart right here, this is seasonality. This is Q4. These these yellow bars, horizontal bars. This is Q4. And yes, we had a pump here. But look, we had a dump here, consolidation here, pump here, break down here. So you have to you have to take it into the context of where you're at in the market cycle compared to the halving. So as it stands right now, I do think we very well could get a pump. But look how far we still are from having to me if we do get that pump, I'm going to be looking for an opportunity coming into the halving for still some lower prices to whatever level we pump from pump two. So I would just urge caution. The higher we go, start looking for opportunities for prices on a pullback. All right. Let's say what is the coin you want to get more of during a pullback? I'm just going to say boring Bitcoin. I feel like I don't have enough Bitcoin. So if there is a pullback, I think I'm a scoop up some more bitty. What about you two? I'm going to be going after Cardano next. That's the next big bag. I have too much of it. What about you, Kelly? Well, I'm torn because I mean, look at pull up this chart real quick, because we see dominance is coming into a known zone. Not a carry off. Do you like Natalie and Bruglia? I'm told that's how I was trying to think of the song is that I'm still coming into this zone. Dominance is pulling back. We're seeing a little bit of capital rotate out of Bitcoin. And we also see the Ethereum dominance broke. Everybody wants to see this breaking, thinking every alts are just going to moon. But we still could very well have those alts pull back. So it's still a little bit. Everybody wants this to be an alt season because we're seeing some pretty big gains, you know, also because we're all overexposed in alts. That's why. Yeah. You know, one of those ones, everybody was kind of taking a little doodoo biscuits on was right here. Albert Rand. Everybody was saying they thought it was dead because they're also doing that rebrand. But look at this 45 percent pump. But it's pushing higher. But don't get lost in the bias just because you're feeling good in a green candle. Look for those pullbacks. If I had to pick one, it would be Bitcoin.
A highlight from The Elon Musk Problem
"I do not respect the SEC. I do not respect them. It seems like a tale as old as time. But how did this feud start, and more importantly, who's winning? Today we're looking at Elon Musk's battle against the SEC and what that means for the future of crypto. It's time to discover crypto. Musk's struggle with the SEC started back in August 2018 when he tweeted about potentially taking Tesla private. A few days later, Musk claimed Saudi Arabia might be interested in funding the privatization plan. At the same time, rapper Azealia Banks accused Musk of being on drugs when he posted that tweet. Rumors circulated that the SEC had subpoenaed Musk and Tesla shares dropped. The SEC probe continued and Tesla shares kept dropping until Musk finally announced that Tesla would remain public. Then in September, the SEC accused Musk of securities fraud for allegedly making statements he knew were false. Only two days later, Musk and the SEC reached a settlement. Musk had to step down as the chairman of Tesla's board for three years and pay a $20 million fine, which would be matched by Tesla, a total of a $40 million penalty. Pocket change to Elon, but the most important of that settlement was that Musk agreed to have all future communications approved by Tesla directors. But it was obvious Musk wasn't exactly happy with the terms of the settlement because less than a month later, he went on to insult the SEC, first in a tweet on October of 2018 and then in an October 60 Minutes interview, during which he said he had no respect for the SEC and also implied that he wasn't taking the order to have his tweets approved seriously. Then in February 2019, Elon Musk tweeted about car production and the SEC pounced again, asking a judge to hold Musk in contempt for violating the settlement. He once again published inaccurate information about Tesla to his over 24 million Twitter followers. Musk's legal team argued that the SEC was overreaching. They claimed Musk's tweets were close to previous projections and that the SEC was expanding the terms of the settlement to any information relating to Tesla. The SEC shot back that Musk wasn't acting in good faith. Finally, they agreed that Musk wouldn't tweet any information about Tesla's finances or production numbers without a lawyer's pre -approval. Seems to me an overreach on the free speech of an American citizen. Throughout the rest of 2019 and 2020, Musk continued to exercise his freedom of speech, almost like he was trying to find the line between securities fraud and his right to express his opinions publicly. A line that our government purposely keeps vague because that makes it easier for them to punish undesirables. When he tweeted that Tesla's stock price was overvalued, Tesla stock fell from $58 down to $45. And then in July of 2020, Musk targeted the SEC again with a tweet that some considered insulting innuendo. I wonder what that stands for. Interestingly, Tesla also dissolved its PR team around this period, which made Musk's statements the sole face of the company. Then in November of 2021, Musk took issue with some rhetoric in Congress surrounding the unrealized gains from the mega rich. Various politicians claimed it's unfair that billionaires can hold huge amounts of stock, take out loans against those holdings, and never pay taxes. So Musk decided to take it upon himself to show that selling stock would only hurt normal American investors. He put up a Twitter poll asking whether he should sell 10 % of his Tesla shares, receiving even more criticism from politicians. The Twitter poll came out in favor of Musk selling and he starts selling off shares. Later, Elon's tax bill came in at $11 billion. You're welcome, US government. But then Tesla's stock plummets from $413 to $330 in four days, which is a lot for traditional markets. The stock rallied but then kept falling through January when it reached around $265.
A highlight from BITCOIN, XRP, & ETHEREUM PUMPING! HIGHER PRICES THIS WEEK??
"The crypto market is pumping. Bitcoin is back over $35 ,000. Ethereum hit $1 ,900. XRP over $0 .68. Solana over $41. Cardano over $0 .34. Can we anticipate higher prices this week? Let's break it down. Welcome to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform like Spotify or Apple, please leave a five -star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, the market is moving and it could be the Asian markets because it's Monday for them and they may be investing in the market, pushing things forward. Regardless, we are seeing green and I'm happy about that. We are waiting for Bitcoin to continue its move up because Bitcoin is the rising tide that lifts all boats and Bitcoin could certainly go to $36 ,000 this week, or it could make a big green candle and move all the way up to $40K. We'll have to wait and see how things play out. But nevertheless, it's looking bullish. It's building support levels here, and then it's going to bounce off those support levels. Now, the alts are looking very strong. ETH is looking really good. XRP is looking really good. I hold both of those in my portfolio. And here's what Crypto Wizard is saying for both XRP and Ethereum. So let's start with Ethereum. He shared a chart here saying Ethereum is gearing up for a breakout from the 296 days of pure accumulation. On his chart, he's showing a move to about $3 ,400, $3 ,500, and possibly to $3 ,600. So this is the retracement move, not the move to new all -time highs, right? Similar to Bitcoin, we're anticipating Bitcoin's move to a target between $40K to $50K. We don't know what the exact top is going to be. Then a rollover to test some of the lows again before slow and steadily moving upwards into the next bull market. So the alts will have a similar pattern, a retracement move, so not to new all -time highs. And I'm certainly going to be taking profits on Bitcoin and ETH, possibly XRP too. He's charting here that the road to 74 cents has started. XRP is up over 10 % from the call he made 48 hours ago. He says a breakout of this ascending triangle in the XRP BTC chart will grant liftoff, perfectly charted and predicted, executed, see below. So he shared his notes from previous tweets. So I think we're going to see a lot of alts move and hear XRP and Ethereum obviously in the top five, top six, or top 10, I should say. They're going to keep moving upwards. So let's see where things go this week, folks. I think we can anticipate higher prices. The question is always, what's the top going to be? So if you are looking to take profits, have a plan, know what you're going to do, and I'm going to take some profits certainly as things keep moving up. Definitely on Solana as well. Solana is up 26 % from a seven -day perspective. And look here, XRP is up 23 % from a seven -day perspective. So that's pretty strong guys, looking very bullish. Now we got some news from attorney John Deaton regarding the Ripple case. As you all know, the SEC dropped their lawsuit against Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse and Chris Larson, the founder of Ripple. So the SEC is in a losing position right now. John said the people who argued that the SEC got a 50 -50 victory in the Ripple case are 100 % wrong. It was more like 90 -10 in Ripple's favor. If Ripple ends up paying a $20 million fine or less, it's a 99 .9 % legal victory. He's absolutely right. Because when you think about all the things the SEC threw at Ripple, saying XRP is a security in all aspects, not in certain aspects, suing Brad and Chris, and just making all types of accusatory statements and so forth over the years, and now the SEC is in the losing position. And folks, I smell blood. So we got to go for the juggler here. We got to put the pressure. We got to keep exposing scumbag regulator, Gary Gensler, not only in this case, but in the Grayscale case and the Coinbase case. We got to put the pressure on because this guy is working with our tax dollars and doing all kinds of buffoonery, lies, hypocrisy, not following the law. And those are not my words, folks. Those are the words of the judges saying the SEC lacks faithful allegiance to the law. So it's up to us to hold these folks accountable and we can make content and contact our representatives and do much more. So John's spot on here. Now there's some crypto funding news that I want to share with you all. Here's the showing more capitals coming into the market, both into coins, as well as the companies building the infrastructure for the market. So two projects focus on zero knowledge, the cryptographic concept of proving a statement true without looking at its contents. Announced funding rounds this week, Variant and 1KX headlined a $6 million fundraise for Modulus, a startup using zero knowledge to bring AI on chain. Stanford University's Blockchain Builders Fund also participated. Look at that folks, Stanford University. Look who's getting involved in investing in crypto, right? Modulus pitches itself as using zero knowledge proofs to let AI developers check that their tools are working as intended without sacrificing decentralization. In a blog post announcing the fundraise, the company said a partnership with Whirlcoin is in the works. Now you all know how I feel about Whirlcoin. I believe they're solving a serious problem. However, the way they're going about it is pretty draconian, right? Scanning your retina and putting your data on the blockchain. We need to make sure that that data is protected and they're not going to be selling it and doing all kinds of stuff with it. So Evolution Equity Partners led a $5 million funding round for Boston -based Toposware, a software development firm hoping to woo developers into its ZK ecosystem. Polygon co -founder Sandeep Nairwal participated in the funding round and is listed as a member of Toposware's advisory council alongside Meta's director of infrastructure and global general manager of IBM. Some other notable fundraisers include Hong Kong -based Animoca Brands received $50 million from a fund owned by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund to boost Saudi Web3 development. Now that right there should be a headline, right? Hong Kong -based Animoca Brands got $50 million from the Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund to boost the Saudi Web3 development. Folks, it's happening globally. The adoption and investment and building out of the crypto market infrastructure. The Ecubo Protocol, if I'm saying that right, automated market maker, also known as AMM, is poised to raise $12 million from Uniswap's DAO after an initial community token vote. Tech investment giant A16Z is reportedly aiming to raise $3 .4 billion for its next round of venture funds. The firm plans new crypto investment vehicles in 2025. So we talked about this news earlier this week. Base's Surf Derivatives Exchange raised $3 million from ABCDE and others to support its creation of the contracts -based version of Uniswap. Very interesting. Folks, this type of news gets my juices flowing, right? I see the capital coming in, the money is flowing in. And like I said, it goes to both the tokens as well as the companies building in the market. So very bullish news. Finally, guys, don't forget to check out the sponsor of this podcast, the official sponsor, Uphold, an exchange I've been using since 2018. They have 260 plus cryptocurrencies. They're safe to use. They have proof of reserves. They do audits. They don't commingle your funds. Everything is backed up and they have a great app and a great platform. You can also trade precious metals and 37 fiat currencies on this platform. Like I said, I'm a user of Uphold. It's great. So be sure to check it out. Link in the description. And let me know what you think about this news. Leave your thoughts and comments below. You think Bitcoin and altcoins will hit some new higher prices relative to this current cycle this week. Let me know. Leave a five -star rating on the podcast platforms as well. Thank you. And I'll talk to you all later.
A highlight from Cubist - Solving Key Management
"Hi everyone, Andy Pickering here, I'm your host and welcome to the Crypto Conversation, a Brave New Coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future in the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Five years ago, deep in a bear market, a group of traditional finance experts founded BitGet and they've been building ever since. Now with 20 million users worldwide, BitGet is committed to helping users trade smarter by providing a secure one -stop crypto investment solution with copy trading, future trading and spot trading. Your security is their priority and BitGet has one of the largest protection funds in the industry with US $300 million to cover potential trader losses from unforeseen events that are not due to misconduct from the user or platform. BitGet wants to inspire everyone to embrace Web3 so if you're new to crypto, learn more at the BitGet Academy with free blockchain courses, crypto guides, cryptocurrency trading strategies and more. Or for the experienced investor, trade smarter with daily access to institutional grade crypto market intelligence and trends analysis with BitGet research. I've put links to BitGet research and the BitGet Academy in the show notes so get amongst it or simply go to bitget .com. Thank you to BitGet and now it is on with the show. My guest today is Riad Wabi. Riad is the CEO and co -founder at Cubist. Very interesting looking new company platform. They're solving key management. We'll learn all about this today. Welcome to the show, Riad. Thanks very much. Thanks for having me. I really, really appreciate it. Hey, it is a pleasure. Let's do what we do at the beginning of the show, Riad. It'd be great if you could please introduce yourself. It'd be really good if we could hear some of your personal and professional backstory. What you've been doing, I believe, involves computer science. Be surprised if it didn't. What you've been doing in the lead -up to co -founding Cubist. Yeah, so believe it or not, it actually starts with electrical engineering, not computer science. So a long time ago, I realized I really like to get into the guts of things and somehow as an undergrad, I was like, you know, the the guttiest of guts is like, you know, low level circuits. And so I ended up as an integrated circuit designer, spent, oh, geez, about 10 years designing chips. And at some point, I was friends with somebody who was a computer science professor. And he told me, you know, these new things called zero knowledge proofs, they're really cool. And we're starting to build on them. And you should join us. And his name is Mike Walfish. At the time, he was at University of Texas. Now he's at NYU. And at the time, I told him, you're crazy, because I have a job and I own a house and I'm not going to like quit my job to go to grad school and work on zk proofs. But somehow two years later, he convinced me that indeed I should.
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A highlight from 1447: Max Keiser: Bitcoin will reach $10,000,000 per coin
"In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis and this just in, there are now nearly 40 million Bitcoin addresses in profit, which is a new record. So congratulations and shout out to my long term hodlers. Also in today's show, as I shared, the Bitcoin white paper turns 15 years old today as Satoshi Nakamoto's legacy lives on. Let's go. Also in today's show, crypto asset manager Valkyrie amends their spot Bitcoin ETF filing. I'll be breaking down this latest update, as well as a Bitcoin rally to $50 ,000 per coin is now on the cards as the Bitcoin bull market arrives. According to top crypto analysts, I'll be sharing his timeline. Also in today's show, Max Keiser joins the Alex Jones show to predict the latest Bitcoin trends and price predictions and warns of suicide bankers that will destroy the world. Not only that, but Max Keiser gives Alex Jones a simple, very simple five question Bitcoin quiz for 10 ,000 Bitcoin worth $350 million in today's terms. I'll be breaking all this down for you. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show. Yo, what's good crypto fam? This is first and foremost, a video show. So if you want the full premium experience with video, visit my YouTube channel at Cryptonewsalerts .net. Again, that's crypto news alerts dot net. Welcome, everyone, to podcast episode number fourteen hundred and forty seven of the Cryptonewsalerts pod. Today is Bitcoin's birthday, October 31st, 2023. Bitcoin is 15 years old and I'm your fearless host, JV. We have lots to cover, as we always do. So let's kick it off with our market watch. As we can see, you should be able to see Bitcoin barely in the green, holding on to thirty four thousand four hundred support. We also have ether barely in the green, a little bit of boring trading sideways action. But if we check out, you know what they say, when in doubt, zoom out. Right. Let's check out the seven day coin 360. Bitcoin's now up four percent. You got XRP up nine percent. Let's zoom out a little more and check out the one month price gains. Let's freaking go. This is a testament that October in full effect, Bitcoin is up almost twenty eight percent this month. Let's freaking go. That's pretty massive. And let's not forget, we're moving into moonvember tomorrow. So do you think we're going to surpass forty thousand? I think so. In fact, if I was a betting man, I'd bet on it. Now, if we zoom out, can we even zoom out a little more? Let's see here. Well, let's switch it up. Let's go to coin market cap dot com. We can see the crypto market cap currently sits at one point two eight trillion with Bitcoin dominance at fifty two point eight percent and the ether dominance at seventeen point one percent and checking out the top one hundred crypto gainers within the top or in the past twenty four hours. We got Celestia, which I've never even heard of before. Up sixteen percent. We got XDC up six percent trading at five cents, followed by TonCoin up five percent trading at five dollars and thirty three cents and checking out crypto bubbles. We can see the top gainers for the past week. We have a mixture. Some are in the red, some are in the green. And let's zoom out. Let's check out the weekly massive gains in the green. Let's check out the monthly. Wow. Incredible. Some of these alt coins are up 50, 60, 70 percent, which is pure insanity. E -Hacks is up one hundred and forty five percent. What about the annual? Holy moly. And let's check out the market cap plus the week and we can see Bitcoin and a big bubble at three point three percent, followed by ether at two point nine percent and checking out the crypto greed and fear index. We're currently rated at sixty six, which is greed. Yesterday, a sixty eight. Last week is sixty six and last month a forty eight, which is neutral. So there you have it, fam. Yeah. So let's kick it off with our Bitcoin technical analysis. Check out the charts with the Bitcoin price action is likely to go next. Here we go. Bitcoin's price trying to push towards the coveted thirty five thousand level. The current high for the year is thirty five thousand two hundred, but has so far been unable to progress. The rest of the crypto market seems to continue with its consolidation, with some of the alts performing better than others. So let's start with Bitcoin here. The Bitcoin price was trading above thirty four G's and seemingly pushing for the thirty five level. And right now we're right in between those two marks. Today, the price remains above thirty four, roughly thirty four five at the time of the live, but is unable to reach the coveted resistance level and is currently at a loss, but barely. We're, you know, kind of tinkering. And liquidation data is also interesting to monitor. According to Coin Glass, the total liquidations for the past twenty four hours are just short of one hundred million bucks. Most of these were long positions accounting for sixty three percent of the total. This shows that the bears were more dominant over the period. Now, the majority of the liquidations, as always, happened on Binance, which is the largest crypto exchange in the world, followed by OKEx and Bybit. And I'm curious, what's your go to recommended crypto exchange? Do you use Binance? Do you use OKEx? Do you use Bybit? Do you use Coinbase? Do you use Kraken? Let me know, fam. And let's now check out some of the technicals specifically for Bitcoin. Right now, as you can see, the oscillators on the left, we have three cell signals. We have seven neutral and one buy signal. And that one buy signal is the MACD, which you can see here on your screen. Now, if we scroll to the right a little bit, we can see for the summary, there's currently eight neutral signals. There's four cell signals and 14 buy signals, which is definitely a bullish indicator. And for the moving averages, which may be cut off on your screen, but I can read it to you. It shows you sell signals, only one neutral, only one. And we have freakin 13 buy signals right now. The market is ripe and ready for continuation of some momentum. So let's freakin go. Now, let's break down our next story of the day and discuss some technicals, which are definitely bullish for Bitcoin. As you can see here, there are now nearly 40 million addresses in profit. If you're one of those 40 million Bitcoin addresses in profit, make some noise in that live chat and let's freakin celebrate. I mean, that's a massive victory, to say the least. Bitcoin has more wallet addresses and profit than ever before. Despite Bitcoin's price being 50 percent below the all time highs. That's right. Right now, you can buy Bitcoin two for one special, but it's not going to last for long. So seize the moment, fam. The latest data is from on chain analytics from Glassnode showing a record number of addresses in the black. Bitcoin may be nearing 18 month highs, but its recent gains were already enough to spark the significant changes in investor profitability. Shout out to relaxing and meditation music. I the appreciate ten dollar super chat. Much love, much respect. Keep it coming. Let's go. Per Glassnode data, the number of addresses in profit as of October 30th was thirty nine point one million. This is the highest number ever recorded for the Bitcoin users and beats the previous peak of thirty eight point one million seen back in November of twenty twenty one. And does this date ring a bell? That's at the time we hit the all time high of sixty nine thousand. Now, at the time, Bitcoin itself traded at those all time highs and thus 100 percent of the addresses in existence with a non -zero balance were obviously in profit. And while the current spot price remains 50 percent lower than those levels, the total non -zero addresses now number forty eight point three million, as you can see here in this chart. And it's just likely to continue soaring and rising. Bitcoiners taking over the world. Yeah, I mean, in percentage terms and profit addresses, they have yet to match their performance in absolute numbers, but nonetheless, at 18 month highs of eighty one point one percent. Let's go. The tally has gone from 60 percent to over 80 percent over the past two months, as Glassnode shares here in the chart. And by contrast, addresses at a loss currently stand at just over nine million at their peak in December of twenty twenty two. Following the FTX meltdown, the total was over 20 million. Now, as reported, the past week has seen the Bitcoin price action pass multiple resistance levels while returning both the long term and short term hodlers back to profit. This in turn sparked profit taken at the much more speculative end of the hodler spectrum, especially as the market passed thirty four G's. Now for crypto analyst Van Stratton, research and data analyst at Crypto Insights Crypto Slate. This underscores the difference in mentality between the cohorts, quoting him here. Bitcoin has shown remarkable strength above thirty four thousand for the past five days while witnessing one of the strongest profit takings in the past two years for the short term hodlers. Now, long term hodlers have barely budged the six largest profit taking this year, but minimal in the grand scheme of things and accompanying the charts from Glassnode tracked these inflows to the exchanges from the long term hodlers and in profit to the short term entities as outlined here in these charts. Now, let's break down the 15 year birthday, the 15 year anniversary of Bitcoin. I mean, this is phenomenal that Bitcoin has been in existence for 15 years. Imagine if you would have knew about Bitcoin back on October 31st, 2008. Talk about a small circle. But yeah, today marks 15 years since the synonymous creator of Bitcoin, the one and only Satoshi Nakamoto, who Alex Jones claims Max Kaiser is maybe because Max holds as much Bitcoin as Satoshi. Who knows? But anyways, shared the Bitcoin white paper to the mailing list of cryptographers on October 31st, 2008. This was after the financial collapse, fam, and a date also annually celebrated as Halloween, quoting the the white paper here. I have been working on a new electronic cash system that is fully peer to peer with no trusted third party, as Satoshi famously said in the opening sentence before linking the document titled Bitcoin, a peer to peer electronic cash system. Holy moly. I mean, again, this is legendary. This is history in the making. You're witnessing firsthand the white paper proposed the decentralized system that could facilitate peer to peer transactions, which can solve the double spending problem often associated with digital currency in which it did. It proposed to achieve this via a network of nodes, validate and record transactions through the proof of work consensus mechanism, launching just two months later, officially on January 3rd, 2009. Satoshi's computer science breakthrough came on the back of other impressive developments in the cryptography and e -money spaces. The first reference cited the Bitcoin white paper is Wade's invention of B money, an electronic peer to peer cash system that never launched, but nonetheless played a key role in Satoshi's plans for Bitcoin and like Bitcoin B money. And I'm curious how many of you have ever heard of B money? We have all heard of B rabbit from 8 Mile, but B money, I've never heard of that one, proposed that participants in the system maintain a database of account balances, which keep track of the ownership of money. Transactions would be initiated and completed by a broadcast message to all participants, which would update the account balances of those involved in a specific transaction. In many ways, it could be seen as a precursor to the nose of the Bitcoin protocol, which keeps a record of the constantly growing blockchain. And I'm curious, how many of you run your own Bitcoin node? Let me know in that live chat. Fam, this process requires proof of work, a form of cryptographic proof in which one party proves to others that a certain amount of the specific computational effort has been expanded. Now, Satoshi implemented this into Bitcoin, citing Adam Back's invention of hash cash in 1997. Shout out to Adam Back, the creator of, I believe it's Blockstream, now, which incorporated proof of work to limit the email spam of denial of service attacks, as shared here by Crypto Leroy, the cypherpunks and fathers of Bitcoin, Hal Finney, he created the reusable proof of work. We got Adam Back, who created hash cash, Wei Dai, who created B money, David Shum, who created DigiCash. We have Nick Szabo, who created BitGold, Phil Zimmerman, who created PGP, Bram Cohen, who created BitTorrent, and Tim May, who is the crypto Antichrist Manifesto, and of course, the one and only Satoshi Nakamoto, who gets credited for the discovery of Bitcoin. Now, Bitcoin's timestamp server works by taking a hash akin to a unique serial number, a block transactions and time stamping, and when the block is added to the Bitcoin blockchain, which we all know. And as Crypto Shama points out here, also giving credit to everyone involved with some of the early developments for the technology that led to Bitcoin. So shout out to all of them, including Max Keiser. If you didn't know, Max Keiser has a patent, I believe the first one for digital currency back in the 90s. That's all on record, fam. So this is pretty amazing. Now, the genius in Satoshi was the puzzling of these pieces into a fully functional system. According to Lop, quoting him here, there is no single piece of the puzzle that I think is more important than the others. Nakamoto's genius was not any of the individual components of Bitcoin, but rather the intricate way in which they fit together and breathe life into the system. Preach. Now, mainstream media highlighted Bitcoin's increased use by criminals, which we know is nothing more than FUD. We got Senator Elizabeth Warren, also Cynthia Lummis pushing those FUD narratives, which suck. We also know Bitcoin became a legal tender in El Salvador, which was the country to adopt Bitcoin as a legal tender, which has been a game changer for their entire country. And I feel we're going to have many other nations lead in the footsteps of Bukele as well as, you know, El Salvador in adopting Bitcoin as a legal tender. So, yeah. Happy birthday, Bitcoin. I'm wishing you another successful hundred and fifty years after these 15 years. You know, the final Bitcoin is not going to be mine, I believe, until the year 2140. Crack me if I'm wrong, but that's a very long time from now. Now, let's break down our next story of the day. Valkyrie updated their ETF filing. We all know right now all eyes on spot ETF. So let's break down this latest development. Digital asset manager Valkyrie Investments, the latest firm to amend its spot Bitcoin ETF filing with the US SEC Valkyrie filed the updated spot Bitcoin ETF with the US SEC October 30th, which is yesterday, according to the SEC database. Now check it. The updated form as one registration statement from Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund aims to offer investors the opportunity to invest in common shares backed by Bitcoin. The shares represent units of fractional, undivided beneficial interest and ownership of the trust and are expected to be traded under the ticker symbol BRRR, just like money printer continue to go kind of cool on the Nasdaq stock market, quoting them here. The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed, according to Valkyrie, stating in the filing, adding the firm is not allowed to sell BRRR securities until the registration statement is officially effective. The amended filing comes about a month after the SEC delayed its decision on the Valkyrie Bitcoin Fund in late September. Meanwhile, Valkyrie's updated spot Bitcoin ETF joins at least six others recently amended spot Bitcoin ETF filings made by the following Bitwise, BlackRock, Fidelity, Grayscale, VanEck and ARK Invest. And according to online crypto ETF analysts, the ongoing Bitcoin ETF amendments can be translated as a good sign, definitely a good omen, in my opinion, of the progress and impending approvals. Valkyrie's latest spot Bitcoin ETF update is yet another evidence of movement happening behind the scenes. Bloomberg ETF analyst James Safart believes, quoting him here from X Update, Valkyrie joins the prospectus amendment train for the spot Bitcoin ETF. Things are still moving behind the scenes and following the recent amendments, at least five of the rest of the known spot Bitcoin ETF filers have not updated their filing. So expect them soon, including firms like Wisdom Tree, Invesco, Galaxy, Global X, Hashdex and Franklin Templeton. The SEC currently has a whopping eight to 10 filings at the desk of the chairman, Gary Gensler. But the million dollar question becomes, will Gary Gensler do anything about this and accept any of these spot Bitcoin ETFs? Congress is putting the pressure on Gary. He says you need to prove the spot Bitcoin ETFs immediately, with that key word being immediately. There's some deadlines that are due soon, including ARK 21. I believe it's January 10th. I personally feel we're going to get the green light from the SEC before the Bitcoin having creating the perfect storm. Let's move on to our next story of the day. We covered the ETF filing. Now let's discuss a potential $50 ,000 Bitcoin rally here incoming, according to crypto analysts, Michal Benday Pop, before I break down the latest with Max Kaiser recently on the Alex Jones show. Here we go. A widely followed crypto analyst believes Bitcoin has officially entered the bull market territory and is now primed for a rally towards $50 ,000 per coin. Send it and let's go. We got Michal Benday Pop, who shared on X that the Bitcoin bull market is here. I would agree. What are your thoughts, fam? Benday Pop predicts the Bitcoin will rally as high as $50 ,000 per coin in the coming months before witnessing a pullback and surging to a new all time high. Quitting the analysts here, I think we'll see Bitcoin hit resistance at 38 Gs, baby, but most likely will continue towards 45 to 50 ,000 per Bitcoin pre having after that consolidation and sideways action for a long period before we start making new all time highs. And this is the chart which you can see here in your screen, which if you analyze it, he appears to predict Bitcoin will see $50 ,000 in January of 2024. What is that? November or November's tomorrow. So December, two months. Send it. I love it. Right in alignment with Credible Crypto, who's predicting $48 ,000 in the next two weeks. Let's go. I hope they're both right. The halving, which had historically coincided with the Bitcoin bull run, slashes the Bitcoin mining rewards, as we all know, in half, which is slated for April 2024, under six months out. And for now, Benday Pop thinks Bitcoin's in the midst of a consolidation period and a dip below $33 ,000 is still on the table. Quoting him again alongside this chart, Bitcoin technically constructing a range here slight correction towards $33 ,300 and quickly bought up if the lower boundaries are reached. Probably sentiment will flip bearish the $32 ,800, but that would signal a great long opportunity touche. Now let's break down our featured story of the day and discuss Max Keiser, who was just recently interviewed on the Alex Jones show. He was invited back. And let me share with you a little the back story, just in case you don't know the back story. Now, back in the day, maybe it was 2014, many years ago, Max Keiser, being a kind hearted gentleman, went on the Alex Jones show and he gifted Alex Jones 10 ,000 Bitcoin. I don't know the exact value of the Bitcoin at that time, but I can tell you what the value of 10 ,000 Bitcoin is in today's prices. If you run the math, that is freakin 350 million dollars. Long story short, Alex Jones claims he lost the laptop that Max put the Bitcoin on. Therefore, he has none of it. So Max being the kind hearted gentleman he is, he said, let me come back on the show now. And he actually just released this episode yesterday. So this is brand new, breaking all these predictions and everything I'm sharing with you. And I'm going to give you a basic quiz on Bitcoin, Alex. And if you can answer these five questions, I will give you another 10 ,000 Bitcoin valued at roughly three hundred and fifty million dollars per coin. And so Alex invited Max on the show. They did the quiz. Here are some of the highlights of the show I'm going to be sharing with you. However, if you want to watch it live with me, we're going to be doing a live JV react session exclusively on Rumble after the show stream ends on YouTube. We're going to be watching it together where Max is quizzing Alex and I'll be reacting live to the video. It's something I've never done before. Live reacting to these videos, but I think it's going to be phenomenal considering it's brand new content. Many of you have never seen it before. So make sure you're following me on Rumble because it's going to be lit. But first and foremost, here are some of the highlights from this recent interview. I posted it yesterday exclusively. I was the first one to post the entire interview on X. I already got over 500 hearts, 166 retweets and over fifty two thousand people viewed it. Here's what I wrote. Max Keiser joins the Alex Jones show to predict the latest Bitcoin trends and warn of the suicide bankers that will destroy the world. And here are some of the quotes regarding his predictions when Alex Jones asked them, so where's Bitcoin going to go next? Where do we go from here? Here's what Max Keiser shared. All fiat money and gold eventually goes to effectively zero against Bitcoin because it's demonetizing gold. The same way gold demonetized silver, Bitcoin will be demonetizing gold. So sure, gold will be maybe two thousand, three thousand, four thousand dollars announced. But we're talking about Bitcoin eventually going to five million to ten million dollars per coin. So you're purchasing power in gold terms is almost basically nothing compared to what's happening in Bitcoin. Preach very powerful words. And there is another quote I believe that I shared here. Let's see if I can find it. I click back on here.
A highlight from Scaling Business with AI Superpowers
"Hi everyone, Andy Pickering here, I'm your host and welcome to the Crypto Conversation, a Brave New Coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future in the Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency space. Five years ago, deep in a bear market, a group of traditional finance experts founded Bitget, and they've been building ever since. Now with 20 million users worldwide, Bitget is committed to helping users trade smarter by providing a secure one -stop crypto investment solution with copy trading, future trading, and spot trading. Your security is their priority and Bitget has one of the largest protection funds in the industry with US $300 million to cover potential trader losses from unforeseen events that are not due to misconduct from the user or platform. Bitget wants to inspire everyone to embrace Web3, so if you're new to crypto, learn more at the Bitget Academy with free blockchain courses, crypto guides, cryptocurrency trading strategies, and more. Or for the experienced investor, trade smarter with daily access to institutional -grade crypto market intelligence and trends analysis with Bitget research. I've put links to Bitget research and the Bitget Academy in the show notes, so get amongst it, or simply go to bitget .com. Thank you to Bitget, and now it is on with the show. My guest today is Justin Flitter. Justin is the founder of New Zealand AI, among other things. Welcome to the show, Justin. Cheers, Andy. It's nice to be here. Nice to have you here. Let's do what we do at the beginning of the show, Justin. I'll invite you to please introduce yourself. Love to just hear a little bit of your, I suppose, personal and professional backstory and what has led you to getting involved with AI. Yes, my name is Justin Flitter. I'm the founder of New Zealand .ai. We are the place where New Zealand businesses start their AI journey. And how have we got to be here? Well, I'm a marketer by trade, I guess, and along the last 20 -odd years have been curious and interested in emerging technology and how that plays out in marketing and business. I guess I can kind of share around the communities that we've created, whether that's the Young Professionals group in Wellington in 2006, we were getting 300 under -30s in monthly events coming and learning from each other through to founding the Auckland Social Media Club in 2009 and getting 300 people a month coming along to those events right at the kind of forefront of social media for business. And then in 2016, I was working for a company called Results .com and their board investors had come out of Diligent, which had a mega exit, and they'd invested in and created this company called Aria, which was a natural language processing organisation in the UK. And I started becoming curious around how natural language would impact the world of marketing, certainly as we were seeing devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home and all sorts of things that we were starting to talk to these devices. And the way that we ask questions verbally is quite different from the way that we type things in a search bar. And so I started going to a whole lot of vendor events around Auckland and meant a whole lot of other people working in professional services like me trying to figure out what AI was, what the potential was, is it another fad, what's going on. And so I did a whole lot of research and eventually started a meetup called the AI Show. And the first event was at a dark and dingy bar in Britomart, but Shannon Thomas, who was then the external PR and comms lead for IBM New Zealand attended and she said, oh, we'll host the next one. And so then started quite a long partnership with AI Show and building an events programme, getting 200 -300 people a month along for several years, where we would showcase companies utilising artificial intelligence and share the expertise and the tools and the tech enabling the capability and discussing some of the pressing issues around how AI was changing people, society, the way we work. And yeah, and so that's kind of really been the journey. And I guess, you know, we ran AI Day, which was the two biggest AI conferences in New Zealand in 17 -18. And then COVID hurt and everything kind of went into hiatus, so we went back into some marketing contracting. And then in October last year, OpenAI launched ChatGBT and it completely changed the game for everybody. What's fascinating about this, Justin, is, I mean, the reason that you and I know each other, or at least are aware of each other, we're not sort of good friends or anything like that. But I've known who you are for more than a decade. And the reason for that is, you know, we've both been on Twitter, or what used to be called Twitter, for, well, let's just say for over 10 years, and certainly in, you know, smaller countries like New Zealand or tech communities, you know, it's easy to see, you know, those kind of identities such as yourself pop up. And it's incredible, though, if you kind of think back that, you know, AI, and I'll say blockchain as well, crypto, Bitcoin, have been reasonably, you know, from a mainstream perspective, reasonably esoteric, and very much niche topics for discussion on, on, let's say, Twitter, but, you know, suddenly, you know, the world is changing. And these things very much are going mainstream. And as you pointed out, you know, the world really literally did appear to change overnight at the end of last year, when, yeah, the first rollout of ChatGPT was unleashed into the wild, right? Absolutely. Yeah, it's doubled the website traffic. And all of a sudden, I was rebuilding the website and getting booked to speaker conferences and run workshops and things like that. And I think it's really, you know, I mean, AI has been around since the 50s, since that Dartmouth University, and the UK with Alan Turing and his cohorts. But, you know, for many decades, it's really been sitting in the research labs and, and, and for the, for the first time for the general public, I think ChatGPT makes AI interactive, we can use it, our mothers and fathers and our daughters can use the same tool that we might use for our research assignment or to understand complex charts, or to write a blog post or to research new markets. And, and that's just a staggering change in people's perception of what artificial intelligence could actually do for us. And, and so putting it front and centre and giving everyone a browser based, free, interactive experience where these machines are talking back to us in human language, is seismic. Indeed, and the Turing test has finally been passed and, you know, in spectacular fashion. So, you know, Justin, you work with an array of different businesses, I'm sure, smaller, smaller businesses, larger scale businesses. And, you know, you consult with them to help them identify, I suppose, the different ways that AI can perhaps improve their business processes. But I'm conscious also that, you know, a lot of businesses are a little bit conservative when it comes to the adoption of new technologies, they need to be risk averse. So it's often kind of tech savvy individuals are the ones that are first able to really leverage these new tools. But so curious, give us give us a sense of how you see and find to talk about New Zealand, you know, how you find the business community, what's their approach to the sudden availability of easy to access AI tooling? Yeah, on one hand, I think a lot of CEOs and C -suite leaders are asleep at the wheel here. And they're really, you know, they're a little bit, you know, they're not, I don't think they're paying enough attention to this at all. Yeah. On the other side, we are seeing a groundswell of change. And, you know, we've been running an AI for Business webinar series and workshop series through the Employers and Manufacturers Association. And, you know, one chat GPT webinar we did a month ago, we had 1200 people on the call. And so this is, you know, this is this is workers across all all levels who are starting to use personal chat GPT accounts to short shift their work. And so they're using it to augment some of the tasks that they have to do every day to increase productivity to help them do things faster, smarter. And a lot of senior leaders are seeing that activity. And they're concerned they don't have necessarily the same knowledge. They, you know, a lot of C -suite leaders I talked to have never even used chat GPT. I get asked questions around how do I install it? I'm like, you already have it installed. You simply have to open the browser. And so they're concerned around so what are they pasting? What are they sharing? You know, are they sharing our software code? Are they sharing, you know, customer information? What are they doing with us? And so they're putting the roadblocks on it. And we're seeing, you know, that's not the right way to be necessarily to be thinking about it. We need to be leaning in and we need to be providing the education and the resourcing and the guardrails around these tools the same as what we would do with any other new technology that's coming to the market and any new software tools that we have at our disposal to enable people to use them safely and responsibly. Yeah, absolutely. Well said. And, you know, one of the, I suppose, for the, you know, enterprise use cases, one of the faster growing sectors will be, I guess, the custom chat models that are native to a particular business. So that's important so that you can ensure, you know, whatever internal data that your business have that is obviously you want to keep that secure. But if you can have a chatbot that allows you to, you know, query your own data in any way possible, then that is an immediate benefit to your business and it alleviates some of those privacy concerns. Yeah, so I think, you know, certainly that's one of the most common use cases for businesses getting started on their AI journey and that's to unlock organizational data. And so we're seeing generative AI and conversational AI platforms now where you can integrate all your different company data sources, whether that's, you know, your finance with Xero or your Microsoft 365 and SharePoint or your file storage, your CRM, your ERP, all of these different types of data that you have, which are all traditionally siloed and specific job functions, can now be woven together into this mesh of data that generative AI can cross -reference to help you better understand the business, to generate new insights, to generate new content, to create new workflows, and ultimately to automate some of that repetitive processing that you have in your business, which sucks up employees' time and unproductive work. Yeah, and what's incredible about AI is the, you know, it is causing, let's just say, tensions, right, in almost every sector of society, if not now soon. So obviously in business we've talked about that a little bit, but like one other sector, of course, it's a simple one, but education, Justin, for example, you know, I have a 13 -year -old son, so he goes to what we call secondary school here in New Zealand. He'll start secondary school next year and I can see already that there's, I'm sure there's disagreement amongst, let's say, you know, school boards or amongst school teachers as to what is the best policy in terms of, you know, do you allow students access to AI tools? Do you try and, you know, run their essays through these clunky AI, you know, scanners? It doesn't work, it doesn't work. You can't detect AI writing. You can't, you can't. No matter what they say, you can't do it. That's right. So it's just like, this is a bit of a, yeah, a tricky one, Justin, but what do you think is the correct approach? And obviously it can evolve over time, but if you were heading up a school's education department at the moment, what would you say? When calculators came in, did schools ban calculators? Just, you know, like, you know, yes, but people can, they're still buying them at home, right? So, you know, banning something automatically creates demand for people to use it. Like you're saying, don't do this. So then everyone goes and does it. It's, you know, facts or well, whether you can call chat GPT fact -based chat GPT is a large language model that's designed to convince you that the next word in the sentence is correct, right? So it's, it's a production, a production model. So all it's, so, you know, you can't rely on, on the information that it's, it's given you all the time. There has to be a human in the look. It's there to augment our work. Now, if as a, and there are, there are schools and you know, obviously my opinion is that's just the completely wrong way to think about it. It's, it's it's naive. And, and we, and it comes because of a lack of education, a lack of awareness and lack of knowledge around how to use and leverage these. And you look to the, the US and, you know, when, when colleges are on holiday chat GPT usage goes down 30%. And so, you know, no matter what you, what you decide to do as an organization, students are going to be using this tool at every level of their education, because it can be that coach, mentor, support person, teacher, that's, that gives them that, that confidence that, that they need, right? It's there with them at every different stage of their learning journey so that they don't have to start from scratch. They're asking a question, they're getting a response, they're able to have a discussion about that particular topic. And so instead of the education system asking them, is the answer this or this? The answer, the question should be, how do you interpret that answer? Why do I think more deeply about that particular topic? Contextualize that response. Why is that meaningful? And so you, I guess it's, it's how we're thinking about critical thought. And, you know, we're, you know, you've got the entire world's knowledge base sitting in the DBT. You can literally ask it anything you want and, you know, generally get a reasonably good, reasonably good answer out of it. You do have to check it, but, you know, how we, how we, how we teach people, how we ask them, how we score knowledge and, and test knowledge and, and contextualize those insights for the world around us is something that, you know, we need to be getting students to do, to do more of. You know, I mean, I was at, I was at a University of Auckland, I was delivering a marketing lecture a few months ago, and a student asked me, he was like, if the lecturer gives us a book to read, why wouldn't I just go to chat GBT and ask it to give me a summary? And my answer was, because when you get into the next class and the teacher asks you what happened in chapter 13 to Mike, and how did that play out for the result of the story, you're not going to know the answer. So, you know, it's, it's only giving you a certain amount of, you know, knowledge. It's not giving you that contextualization in terms of what those ideas mean in the world that you live in. Yeah. Thank you, Justin. Very well said. You know, I mentioned the, you know, the tension across different parts of society. So another part of society, Justin, is, I suppose you'd say, broadly, the creative industries, but I'm more specifically thinking of, you know, tools like Mid -Journey and Dali, the incredible kind of, you know, on -demand instant photography, instant image generation. And it's incredible just in the last 12 months, much more sophisticated. Something like Mid -Journey has gotten, you know, a year ago, an AI couldn't really generate a realistic human hand. But now they can. And it's, if you extrapolate at forward five or 10 years, it's fairly easy to see that eventually you'd be able to generate, you know, short films or even like full length films from a detailed prompt, which is crazy to think about. But yeah, it'd be tough being a digital artist or graphic designer at the moment. I mean, you know, we're on the cusp, certainly in the next couple of years, of 80 -90 % of the content we use in marketing or, you know, many sectors being generated by AI. And that throws up a whole lot of unique challenges. But at the moment, like we're seeing short films being created, I mean, you know, two or three minutes. And at the moment, these are four to six second snippets stitched together with a soundtrack and a voice overlay, or voiced as well using AI. And so you've got Runway ML, you've got Pixel Labs, you've got a whole bunch of amazing tools. And I would say, given the pace of change, three to five years, I think we're seeing, you know, we're seeing, you know, full feature, full length movies being able to be generated. And you've got the ability where, and this is where that kind of writers and artists block and Hollywood is coming up because, you know, we can clone voices, we can clone actors. And so, you know, there's a, we can make people say and do anything we like once we've got some footage or some audio of them, which of course, makes that whole production of traditional films a whole lot easier. Because if you need, you know, it might take away the need to do a reshoot. If there's a slight tweak, then you could use some AI to do a slight tweak to something with editing and certainly in the post production. But none of this stuff is particularly easy just yet. And none of it's like particularly that good just yet. And certainly, you know, we've got a guy here, Steve Ballantyne, who runs an agency called Brand IQ. And they designed the cover for the New Zealand marketing magazine a couple of months ago. And, you know, that would have taken hundreds of hours to build the layers and the artistry around that. So, you know, while we're seeing some parts of production and execution being automated, the ideas and that creative freedom is just exploding. Yeah, it really is. And look, well, if that's the case, then, Justin, if AI is both a revolutionary tool and a weapon, what do we do now? That's the topic of the panel that I'm on at the Devonport Library tonight. It is indeed. Yeah, look, there's some immense global challenges around us. And, you know, we're seeing, you know, challenges around, you know, battle for Taiwan with between China and the US around semiconductors and the race for compute power and, you know, the computer parts that process the artificial intelligence. And, you know, along that we're seeing a race with Microsoft, AWS, Google, Facebook, and all of these that are, you know, they're all trying to vie for an advantage in the capability to generate, you know, to generate AI powered systems. So we're seeing, you know, drones now, you know, swarms of drones replacing firework shows. And so there's, you know, while there's always a super exciting, amazing, positive, humanity changing use case for almost all of those, there's also a potential for weaponization. And we're seeing the likes of the EU and debates around Capitol Hill discussing and regulations around privacy and copyright and those sorts of things. And, you know, certainly there are going to be some movements around that. The EU always takes a lead on these types of things. And generally, you know, New Zealand's a follower, not necessarily a fast follower, but a follower. And so we're kind of looking to the instruction and the guidance from the EU in terms of what that might look like. But, you know, it's a super complex environment. Some might argue the cat's out of the bag with lots of these things. You know, no one knows what's going on in the research labs necessarily. I mean, we've just seen, you know, we've got Neuralink, which is putting chips into brains to help people with different diseases and things like that to short circuit their processing. And now we've got a another startup and I'm just trying to find it actually. I posted it on LinkedIn this morning. And so they're actually building, they're actually putting growing brain cells around a chip. And so they're doing the complete opposite to Neuralink. And so that, yeah, so this guy was at, is at the brain conference in San Francisco today. He's Hon Wing. So Cordica is the name of it. And, you know, yeah, they're putting brain cells around chips instead of putting chips around brain cells. And I think there's, you know, a whole lot of, holy crap, what's coming next when we start thinking about the implications of that around GPU and computer processing and, you know, how we still haven't created AI or chips that are nearly as good as the human brain. So, you know, could this be a paradigm shift? Indeed, indeed. All right. Well, look, Justin, as we finish up this part of the podcast, just for anyone listening who's interested in learning more about what you and the team do at New Zealand .ai, I guess that's the best place for them to go. But yeah, where should people go? What should people do? Yeah, so we help businesses understand and learn where AI can thrive within their organization. We run a series of workshops, both kind of AI lunch and learn style, which is kind of AI for everyone. We do an executive leadership workshop where we deep dive into strategy and the potential use cases, how we're preparing the organization and building out that strategy and roadmap. And then once we kind of get to that point where an organization goes, yes, that's a really great solution, you know, the things that we can create using AI we couldn't imagine or do any other way, then we engage different partners from around New Zealand. So we don't produce any tech. We don't make any tech. We leverage the amazing technology businesses around New Zealand and in Australia to enable that. So we're bringing in partners to design, build and integrate those AI -powered systems into those businesses. So yeah, we're the place for businesses to start their AI journey and, you know, right through from curiosity to integration, we're helping to support that process. Awesome. And listeners, just go to New Zealand .ai link, of course, is in the show notes. Let's go do a very quick break and then we'll come back. We'll finish off. We'll have some fun. We'll run Justin through a slightly modified version of the very famous crypto conversation. Hot tech ground back in one second.
A highlight from The Solana Foundation - Stewarding Solana
"Hi everyone, Andy Pickering here, I'm your host and welcome to the Crypto Conversation, a Brave New Coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future in the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency space. 5 years ago, deep in a bear market, a group of traditional finance experts founded Bitget, and they've been building ever since. Now with 20 million users worldwide, Bitget is committed to helping users trade smarter by providing a secure one -stop crypto investment solution with copy trading, future trading and spot trading. Your security is their priority and Bitget has one of the largest protection funds in the industry with US $300 million to cover potential trader losses from unforeseen events that are not due to misconduct from the user or platform. Bitget wants to inspire everyone to embrace Web3, so if you're new to crypto, learn more at the Bitget Academy with free blockchain courses, crypto guides, cryptocurrency trading strategies and more. Or for the experienced investor, trade smarter with daily access to institutional -grade crypto market intelligence and trends analysis with Bitget Research. I've put links to Bitget Research and the Bitget Academy in the show notes, so get amongst it or simply go to bitget .com. Thank you to Bitget and now it is on with the show. My guest today is Austin Federer. Austin is the Head of Strategy at Solana Foundation, working across the Solana ecosystem on a variety of initiatives, I'm sure. Welcome to the show, Austin. Hey, thanks for having me. It is a pleasure. Let's do what we do at the beginning of the show, Austin. It'd be great if you could please introduce yourself. I'd love to hear just a little bit of your personal and professional backstory, what you've been doing in the lead up to getting involved with Solana. Yeah, certainly. So today, now I am the Head of Strategy at the Solana Foundation. So I've been at the organization first at Solana Labs and now at the Solana Foundation for about three years. So I joined the project in the very beginning of 2021 in January. And before that, I was working for Bison Trails, running a product marketing for them. And Bison Trails was a blockchain infrastructure company that got acquired by Coinbase at the very end of 2020. Before that, I worked for more on the investment side and going back, working for startups. But my original career trajectory was actually as a journalist. So my first two years at a school, I spent working for an NPR member station and the Boston Globe and PRI. So a pretty big change from that into the world of startups and technology. Yeah, absolutely. And so Solana, is that your first, I guess, endeavor in the blockchain space? No. So I originally started working in the space in mid -2017 when I joined a fintech company that was starting to build out some blockchain borrow -lend solutions at the time. It was sort of an attempt to save that company. And that product never ended up shipping. The company basically went bankrupt. But that was the first real exposure for me to building something on blockchain. And I got hooked. So after that, I went to work for Republic, which is a private investment platform for non -accredited investors, and launched Republic Crypto with the team there. And that was really, from then on, I've been working in the blockchain space. But this was the first time actually going to work for a proper layer one or layer two protocol. Before that, I was more either on the investment side or sort of on the blockchain infrastructure side as opposed to working for a foundation itself. Got it. Got it. Thank you, Austin. So yeah, I mean, Solana is a fascinating one, and I'm sure you can appreciate the nuance behind that. There's a multitude of reasons why Solana is interesting and kind of divisive in some ways as well. But we can talk about that as we go deeper into the show. But to begin with, Austin, I suppose it would be good just to understand, you know, you know, various layer one blockchains, which in theory are decentralized distributed ledgers, but many of them still have, well, foundations attached to them. So maybe just explain a little bit about the structure and I suppose the vision or the goals or the purpose really of the Solana foundation and what it does. Yeah, certainly. So all blockchains except for Bitcoin have a foundation involved with them, and the foundation is a nonprofit usually based in Switzerland. And that foundation and nonprofit really is set up for things like grant giving. And it's really important that these things are set up as nonprofits and usually Swiss foundations. There's a few other jurisdictions that work too, because that's really set up to protect the integrity of the organization over the long term. A Swiss foundation, the charter is very hard to change, unlike a US -based nonprofit, because you don't want someone to be able to come in and redirect the foundation into something with a profit -seeking motive behind it or something along those lines. And so the foundations really don't have much power besides the power of the purse, right? We are, you know, we are a primary agent that gives grants on the Solana network. You know, the first grant the foundation gave was to Solana Labs for initial development of the network. But now there are, you know, five different core contributor teams building on the network that have received grants from the Solana Foundation. And we do a lot of the work on sort of promotion and marketing in terms of like awareness around what's getting built on the network and how people might be able to sort of use that. So these things operate somewhere in between sort of like a proper nonprofit that gives out grants and sort of a industry trade group in some ways that's sort of lobbying on behalf of its members. But in our case, our members are just anyone that uses the Solana blockchain. And so it's a very interesting place to sit. We're sort of some like almost a city government, you could say, for a blockchain, except we don't actually have a police force or any real power. It's kind of an interesting place to be in.
A highlight from 1436: Spot Bitcoin ETF Will Send BTC Price to $1,000,000
"Welcome everybody to the number one daily Bitcoin pod. In today's show, I'll be breaking down the latest Bitcoin technical analysis as Bitcoin climbs back above $28 ,600. I'm also going to be sharing with you a cycle peak between $200 ,000 and $250 ,000 per coin. Also a fun fact, 13 years ago today, the price of Bitcoin topped 10 cents and it's now up 20 million percent ever since. So a good reminder, when in doubt, zoom out. Also breaking news, BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, just filed an updated spot Bitcoin ETF app after the SEC feedback. So Gary Gensler, now it's your move. Also $800 billion standard chartered bank to offer Bitcoin custody for institutional clients in Dubai starting first quarter of 2024. Send it. Also Max Kaiser says, people always ask me when Bitcoin $220 ,000 and why? What's happening in the me and Eurasia will crash the global fiat money central bank Ponzi scheme. So the timing is now $220 ,000 is a short term target. Bitcoin is immortal. You can't stop it. Ponzi schemes are fragile and always collapse preach. Also in today's show, we'll be discussing Bitcoin's long -term investors now own over 76 % of all the Bitcoin for the first time in Bitcoin history. Shout out to all my long -term hodlers, also grayscale files for a new spot Bitcoin ETF on the NYC, ARCA, as well as Tesla earnings are revealed and their Bitcoin bags are untouched as the firm splashes out on AI. We'll also be discussing Elon Musk and Mark Cuban teaming up to contest the SEC trial strategies. I'm also going to be sharing with you a $1 million price target as a result of the approval of a spot Bitcoin ETF within the next three years. I'll be breaking down this timeline. We'll also be taking a look at the overall crypto market, all this plus so much more in today's show.
A highlight from SBF Trial, Day 11: How Alameda Got FTX Into a $9 Billion Hole
"Thanks for tuning in to day 11 of the Unchained Recap of the SPF trial. On Wednesday, the criminal trial against Sam Pinkman -Fried featured financial and technical expert testimony, a considerable portion of which was mundane. One standout witness relayed his analysis of how much money FTX owed to its customers against how much it actually had over time. However, there were two witnesses whose purpose was unclear, prompting the judge to rebuke the prosecutors. Although the testimony was less dramatic than earlier this week when the prosecution's final star witness, former FTX head engineer Nishant Singh, detailed its growing balance sheet problems and Bankman -Fried's harsh management style, the clear and easy -to -follow financial flows analysis yet again presented a strong case for the prosecution. In the dry and technical terms of bank accounts and blockchain technology, but accompanied by clear diagrams, flow charts, pie charts, and graphs, Notre Dame accounting professor Peter Easton dissected Alameda's bank statements, FTX's database, cryptocurrency blockchains like Ethereum and Bitcoin, and third -party bank statements. His presentation illustrated how FTX had mismanaged customer funds so severely that according to his analysis, at the time of its collapse, the gap between what it had and what it owed customers was about $9 billion. Easton testified, quote, "'The amount of customer deposits held in Alameda Research and FTX .com accounts was way less than what was owed to customers on FTX.' What happened to that money? Well, Alameda Research used it for their own expenditures." Similarly, the amount of FTX hot and cold crypto wallets was far less. The amount owed in those wallets was far less than the amount that was owed to FTX customers. And again, Alameda Research used customer crypto funds to pay for the expenditures. Easton, who was hired by the U .S. Justice Department to analyze FTX and Alameda balance sheets and who had done similar work on the Enron and WorldCom cases, told prosecutors that SPF's firms have spent customer assets on investments, political and charitable donations, and real estate, including the Bahamian penthouse where Bankman freed and nine others lived. After explaining one page with four categories of money visually represented on it, first, Alameda bank accounts, second, accounts with customer deposits, third, FTX bank accounts, and fourth, an SPF entity called Paperbird, the prosecutor asked Easton, quote, "'Now let's talk about what happened to the customer funds that moved through those accounts. And was any of the customer money spent?'" Easton, who seemed to have an Australian accent, responded, "'Oh, yes,' in a tone that sparked laughter in the overflow room." The diagram entitled Co -mingling of customer fiat deposits with other funds showed how interconnected FTX and Alameda were rather than arm's length entities as SPF and Ellison had publicly maintained. It depicted transactions from a nearly 11 -month period beginning in January, 2022 via a network of more than 50 bank accounts under Bankman freed's control. Easton concluded that FTX had chronically used customer assets for its own purposes. His blockchain analysis in particular showed that on October 31st, 2022, FTX's customer balance was more than $10 billion greater than the amount FTX actually held in his crypto wallets. He demonstrated that numerous investments were made using customer funds. For example, 100 % of the investments into trading firm Modulo Capital came from customer funds, according to Easton's testimony. Other investments that were made with either a part or all of the funds coming from customer assets included Anthropic, Genesis Digital Assets, Robinhood, and K5. There were numerous real estate purchases made with customer money, such as the Orchid Penthouse, SPF's Gemini apartment, and an apartment labeled Old Fort Bay, which cost $16 .4 million, along with $1 .64 million for VAT. Its deed listed the owners as Alan Joseph Bankman and Barbara Helen Freed, who are SPF's parents. Of the political donations in his analysis, all of which were paid wholly or in part with customer money, two seemed notable. One, to Freed's Super PAC, was corroborated by an email Freed sent to her son, saying, quote, Since this is going to our 527 and hence is disclosed, I'm assuming Nashad would be the best person to have his name on it. SPF responded with an email approving the transaction. Additionally, Easton said a charitable donation to Bankman Freed's brother's nonprofit organization, Gardening Against Pandemics, received $20 million of customer funds. Easton also highlighted how loans from third -party lenders were paid off using customer funds. In fact, payments to several third -party lenders, including BlockFi, Voyager, Celsius, and Avra, were 100 % composed of customer money. Bankman Freed attorney David Lissner attempted to cast doubt on Easton's methods, asking whether it was, quote, Lissner highlighted that the fiat at FTX internal account tracked all customer deposits in all relevant bank accounts from Alameda, North Dimension, and FTX. Bankman Freed's inner circle had separated the fiat at FTX account to understand the liability split between FTX and Alameda, but Easton admitted to Lissner that he left the fiat at FTX account as is, lumping customer FTX bank account liabilities with Alameda's. All this meant, however, was that Easton's analysis in this instance was just not entirely accurate. Using different witnesses, prosecutors drew attention to Twitter activity by Bankman Freed that seemed to highlight his indifference to FTX's growing financial predicament, or possibly an attempt to fool some of the political heavyweights and celebrities with whom he corresponded. In one instance, Elliora Katz, a Washington DC lobbyist whom FTX hired to help with its government relations, read a tweet by Bankman Freed in which he thanked Maxine Waters, Patrick McHenry, and the House Financial Services Committee. The prosecution also asked Katz to read the defendant's tweet on February 6th, 2022, where he said he was excited to testify before the Senate Agriculture Committee on Digital Assets.
A highlight from Calaxy - A Social Market for Creators by Creators
"Hi everyone, Andy Pickering here, I'm your host and welcome to the Crypto Conversation, a Brave New Coin podcast where we talk to the people building the future in the Bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency space. 5 years ago, deep in a bear market, a group of traditional finance experts founded Bitget and they've been building ever since. Now, with 20 million users worldwide, Bitget is committed to helping users trade smarter by providing a secure one -stop crypto investment solution with copy trading, future trading and spot trading. Your security is their priority and Bitget has one of the largest protection funds in the industry with US $300 million to cover potential trader losses from unforeseen events that are not due to misconduct from the user or platform. Bitget wants to inspire everyone to embrace Web3 so if you're new to crypto, learn more at the Bitget Academy with free blockchain courses, crypto guides, cryptocurrency trading strategies and more. Or for the experienced investor, trade smarter with daily access to institutional -grade crypto market intelligence and trends analysis with Bitget Research. I've put links to Bitget Research and the Bitget Academy in the show notes so get amongst it or simply go to bitget .com. Thank you to Bitget and now it is on with the show.
Monitor Show 23:00 10-11-2023 23:00
"Investment advisors, switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. She said she was paid about two bonuses a year. The highest one was $20 million. Thanks Ava, we'll check back with you tomorrow when her testimony continues. That's Bloomberg legal reporter Ava Bennie Morrison. This is Bloomberg. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. It's now the fourth day of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. This comes after surprise attacks from Hamas on Israel over the weekend. The war has left over 1 ,800 people dead. The first shipment of US weaponry has arrived in Israel. On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Israel Defense Force said the first plane carrying advanced ammunition had landed at one of their air bases. They said Israel is grateful for the American's support. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. Let me repeat what we've now said many times and what the president said. So that everyone, including enemies who are thinking of exploiting the current situation here at Loud and Clear, the United States has always and will always have Israel's back. Special counsel Jack Smith is looking to keep jurors identities from being made public in former President Trump's 2021 Capitol riot trial. Smith pointed to Trump's previous verbal attacks on court personnel and the particular sensitivities of this case. Long Island Congressman George Santos is facing new criminal charges. Lisa G reports. Federal prosecutors are accusing Santos of identity theft and making charges on his donors credit cards without their knowing and lying to federal prosecutors.
A highlight from 690:SIM Swaps, DAO Nightmares, and CBDC Controversies
"Good evening, and welcome to the crypto overnighter. I'm Nicodemus and I will be your host as we take a look at the latest cryptocurrency news and analysis. So sit back, relax and let's get started. And remember, none of this is financial advice. And it's 10pm Pacific on Thursday, October 5th, 2023. Welcome back to the crypto overnighter where we have no sponsors, no hidden agendas and no BS. But we do have the news. So let's talk about that. Tonight, we delve into the simmering pot of crypto security battles against regulatory overreach, the controversial rise of central bank digital currencies, and the struggle for financial freedom and sustainability in the crypto sphere. Buckle up, you won't want to miss it. Friend Tech, a decentralized social network has been hit by a series of SIM swap attacks. The damage a staggering $385 ,000 in Ethereum drained from accounts of four users. crypto sleuth Zack XBT tracked the on chain movements and linked them to a single hacker. This individual managed to empty the accounts of four victims in less than 24 hours. For those unfamiliar SIM swapping is a tactic where the hackers trick mobile carriers into transferring a user's phone number onto their SIM card. Once they have that number, then they can access online accounts that are linked to it. One user some fatty tuna posted about the ordeal, the hacker was able to execute the SIM swap from an Apple store switching it to an iPhone se. Another user King McGugger reported the attack in real time expressing his helplessness as he watched his account being drained. This is not an isolated incident. Earlier this week, four other friend tech users reported losing around 109 Ethereum due to SIM swaps friend tech has been silent on the issue, but they've announced a new feature that lets users log into their accounts without using phone numbers. manifold trading a crypto investment firm issued a warning stating that if an attacker gains access to a friend tech account, they could rub the whole account. They estimate that around $20 million is at risk from SIM swaps if one assumes that one third of friend tech user accounts are connected to phone numbers. SIM swap attacks are on the rise, especially in the crypto space. Last August data from FTX, BlockFi and Genesis were exposed in similar attacks. Even a theorems co founder Vitalik Buterin was targeted to take away be cautious. Use authentication apps like Google Authenticator instead of SMS based two factor authentication. Your financial freedom is at stake. And as we've seen, centralized systems like mobile carriers can be the weak link in your security chain. intriguing, isn't it? decentralized platforms like friend tech aren't always the safe havens they promised us to be. But shifting gears for a second, what happens when the centralized exchange attempts to decentralize chaos? That's what happens. Chaos. For our cover story tonight, we look into the chaos unfolding at JPEGs, a Hong Kong based crypto exchange. The exchange recently transitioned into a decentralized autonomous organization. It sounds good, right? Not so fast. This move has sparked a firestorm of controversy and has left many users in the state of financial limbo. JPEGs announced its doubt transition on October 4 2023, claiming that 68 % of its users voted in favor. The Dow model was supposed to democratize the exchange turning users into shareholders eligible for dividends. But here's the kicker. Users claimed their assets were converted to JPEGs native token JPC without their consent. Once converted, these assets became about as liquid as a brick wall. The Dow dividend scheme was purportedly designed to tackle JPEGs liquidity issues. It allowed users to convert their frozen assets into Dow stakeholder dividends at a one to one ratio. JPEGs even offered a repurchase option at 30 % of the conversion price after one year and 100 % after two years. But the reality users found themselves unable to withdraw or trade their assets, essentially turning their investments into waste paper, as one user put it. Now, why should you care? Well, JPEGs move comes amid a backdrop of legal challenges. Hong Kong authorities have arrested multiple individuals associated with the exchange, accusing it of operating an unauthorized crypto platform. The exchange is also under scrutiny for defrauding over 2300 people of 1 .4 billion Hong Kong dollars, roughly worth 187 million US dollars. From the chaos in Hong Kong to a courtroom in the Netherlands. When it comes to resting power from decentralized authorities. This next segment is a must listen.
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"Not stop at this. We'll do whatever is needed. Now this started Friday, as you know, with the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley bank, marking the biggest failure since the 2008 financial crisis, the Treasury Department is moving to ensure all SVB deposits will be paid in full with depositors able to access those funds today. The bombshell news followed up yesterday by federal regulators announcing the closure of New York based signature bank because what they call systemic risk. Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is blaming Congress for the recent Silicon Valley bank failure in an op-ed published in The New York Times, the Democrat argued the collapse of the bank was enabled by a 2018 law easing regulations put in place following the 2008 financial crisis, she says the bank was one of many lobbying Congress to pass the bipartisan bill that scaled back parts of the Dodd Frank act. It's been three years since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic. Serious illness and hospitalizations are down, and experts estimate more than 20 million Americans still suffer lingering effects of having had the virus, which is commonly known as long COVID. Doctor rich besser is the president and CEO of the Robert wood Johnson foundation. What are some of the triggers for this? What are the causes? Is an immune reaction? Is it a direct effect from the infection itself? And most importantly, what can be done to help people recover from this? Doctor besser of the Robert wood Johnson foundation tells ABC News that there's a $1 billion in research money dedicated to answering the questions associated with long COVID just to find a cure. Global news, 24 hours a day powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries. I'm Amy Morris and this is Bloomberg, Paul and met. All right, Amy, thank you so much. Bloomberg markets
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"Relationship with the company like now? This is a very key point. It is Trevor Milton that is on trial not Nicola. Nikola has carried on and become frankly a pretty boring, normal truck company that makes battery electric. Semi trucks and in the future hopes to make fuel cell semi trucks among as well as hydrogen infrastructure. Now Milton is the single biggest individual shareholder in Nicholas still, but he holds no company responsibilities, no company titles. He's no longer on the board. The company I read has spent more than 20 million on his legal defense. Are they still footing the bill for his defense? Well, we know that the amount is 20 million from the legal and regulatory filings that Nikola has made. Each of the most recent quarterly earnings has disclosed that it is continued to pay the legal fees for Trevor Milton. What I would say in addition to that is that the $125 million civil penalty, Nicola started making payments on that in February and they have always maintained that they would pursue mister Milton for reimbursement at that $125 million civil penalty even though they continue to pay his legal fees for this case on an ongoing basis. That case will be very interesting too. Thanks so much, Ed. That's Bloomberg's Ed ludlow. Coming up next. When lawyers lie why the First Amendment doesn't protect them. I'm June gros when you're listening to Bloomberg
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"You might remember that there was some. It was a I Commerce challenge. But John Roberts decided to read the law a little differently under an alternative construction there and ensured that Obamacare would would live live on. But it was that that taxing power that's now at issue because when the Republican Republican Congress, then in 2000 and 17 Zeroed out the tax penalty, and Texas and other Republican led states are saying based on what John Roberts did in 2012, and what Congress did in 2017, the entire affordable care act should go down that that individual mandate is now unconstitutional, and it should sink the entire law. So it's It's another very high profile case. But I do think robin that given the way the justices expressed themselves in November during oral arguments, I think it's unlikely that the justices will sink this entire law that has been sitting there, you know, since 2010 and has provided health care coverage to more than 20, million Americans and You know, expanded Medicaid. But there are a couple of procedural issues having to do with the legal standing of the groups that have challenged the law and whether if one provision is invalidated, does it take down the whole law? So that's what I believe is, Uh, Delaying the ruling at this point, but we could know as soon as Thursday how this court goes, Oh, boy, so watch that start with another challenge to the Voting Rights Act and to Arizona laws. That a lower court said harmed minority voters in the state. What are the implications of this? Because we see so many states enacting more restrictive voting laws? This? This one is so important exactly for that reason, and exactly because of all the repercussions that have come out of the 2020 election in dispute our laws that require ballots cast by people at the wrong precinct to be thrown out completely thrown out. And that would also bar most third parties, You know, beyond a relative or a mail carrier from collecting any absentee balance ballots, for example, at a nursing home. And now those provisions, uh, it could still no matter what the justices do on those provisions, it won't have the consequences that their overall broader legal reasoning will have on just what should be the Voting Rights Act standard for assessing any kind of denial of voting rights for assessing any kind of regulation out there. And during the oral arguments, Chief Justice Roberts and fellow conservatives did focus on potential voter fraud more than voting rights in some ways, and they highlighted State Authority for overseeing elections. So it's not just a question of what happens with these two particular Provision in Arizona law, but what kinds of standards they said, Uh, for cases going forward, Uh and however, the justices rule will necessarily impact a raft of the new legislation that's being and acted right now and how easy it would be. For racial minorities to register and to vote and to challenge restrictions in court. Well, I mean, it's just gonna be such a rich couple. Such important decisions being made will keep an eye on all of them. And there's many more to talk about. And we will over the course of this second the next week, But looking at the term as a whole in about the minute we have How has the ships? Three conservative majority changed the court. It's already made a very big difference in terms of, for example, covid restrictions that were challenged as a violation of religious rights. The new majority with Justice Amy Coney Barrett in place move to reject those covid restrictions, saying that they impinge on religious liberties. The other things that have happened since Amy Coney Barrett took her seat. Is that the justices have agreed to hear a major abortion rights challenge and New Second Amendment challenge to gun rights, the first time in more than a decade that the justices are weighing in there. So you can feel that there's this new push to the right and we're Chief Justice John Roberts had been in a position to steady the court. He doesn't have that kind of power anymore,.
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"Radio 600 Kogo live local breaking. He's done it in the cocoa you center. I'm Phil for our San Diego and filled Nicholson in South Carolina at the PGA Championships. This moment with the legendary career filled defeats Father Time call courtesy of CBS sports, Mickelson becomes the oldest player at 50 to win a major he holds off. Brooks kept to fire crews putting out a brush fire that burned several acres near Mission Gorge Road Heartland on the scene with other agencies. Also a brush fire in bonds all extinguished. In a riverbed near East bound state route 76 south of Mission Road. Padres beat Mariners 6 to 4 to win their eighth straight and they take sole possession in the National League West. Go. Go's updated. San Diego wasn't warm for the next few days right now. Downtown did 66 degrees. I'm Phil Ferrars taken exits Stay informed on San Diego's breaking news station. News radio 600 Kogo character, The cease fire between Israel and Hamas and Gaza holds and focus just to recovery. There was a media chief and also a coordinator for Andhra here today in Gaza City, Talking about how 40% of Gaza's population currently lacks access to piped water. The U. N agency described this month's conflict as having a more intense air campaign than previous wars. More than $20 million will soon be released to assist in these new rebuilding efforts. Fox is trade gangster on nineties themed House party turns Try Magic boxes. Brian Yannis, about a couple 100. People were in attendance of all ages. It was mostly outdoors. People enjoying the summer weather and rule Cumberland County in South Jersey, and Bridge 10 about 50 miles south of Philadelphia. When suddenly gunfire erupted. 14 people were shot. Two died on scene of the 12 wounded adult victims. At least one is in critical condition. So far, no arrests. Motive remains unclear. America's listening to Fox News Cobra rules on traffic. This report is sponsored by Evergreen Nursery nor Pound 15. The off ramp Total Parkway two car accident. They're all from the shoulder of the off ramp, so they're not blocking any lanes. We're just about done with this crash eastbound 76 that Vista way. Looks like two trucks or just about getting there and nor pound fine little bit of often on leftover slowing actually Loma Santa Fe up to the 78 hate. Now is the time to plant your edible garden and Evergreen Nursery has the best selection of fruit and vegetable plants by direct from the grower and save.
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"Company molding Corbin will talk to Dell about what's in the future. For most important Through. Tolson joins us now, though, from New Mexico Angels drew Nice to meet you. How are you? I'm good. Thank you, sir. All right, eh? So we're talking about business a little bit today, and we're talking about the business. New business in New Mexico. Clean business like film. We have green business like cannabis, which is what terror Vera's getting heavily into and other kinds of crops. And you are Angel kind of investors you're doing trying to bring money together with innovative ideas. That's exactly right. And all the people you just mentioned as a swell as Alice lawyer last week. We've got some superstars on your show, and you're contributing to what we all want to do is you want to bring People together with common interests to help our new Mexican entrepreneurs to do the things that they're good at so that our economy in the world could do better. I think you nailed it. I mean, what we all want is for people in New Mexico to do better. We have so many wonderful things going on, and we need to connect people with ideas with jobs where people can grow expand. And and feel, you know, like they're contributing into Mexico. So what is New Mexico Angels exactly? Yeah, you make snow Angels were membership organizations. So legally, where five A one c six. For those who care about that. We've been around for 20 years and over those 20 years we've mobilized more than $20 million to help start up and high growth businesses here in New Mexico to be able to do their thing. Such as Which has me a wolf, which we all know very well. When I was CFO over there A couple years ago, we went to the Angels, and we did what's called pitching or presented to them. Vision of how we're gonna grow, how we're gonna make money, how we're gonna make it to Las Vegas and then Denver on their group of folks said, Yeah, we're going to come together and we're gonna collectively write a check and participate in this And so they ended up joining for a fair amount of money. Nine of them ended up investing together as a group. On day. So we have worked with a number of New Mexico companies, including video ring IR If you go to our website, Uh, New Mexico Angels calm. We got a whole list of our portfolio. On. There's some really amazing Cos everything from technology to science to health, health care on Ben to entertainment. Okay, good. Um and you have an event coming up. We dono we just restarted were a little quiet and covert times. I'm the new president. I've only been out a couple months. And we're really trying to make things available to bring entrepreneurs together with Investors, stakeholders and industry experts so that we can all work together on a common problem. And so we started something called the Investors Roundtable. This is a quart of the event. We had more than 25 submissions of entrepreneurs with problems. We selected six with our partner. Ingenuity, CNN ingenuity with their fund called A B Q. I D and we're gonna be talking right before Valentine's Day on Friday, February, 12 All right. You know, I hated Drew when people like immediately self disqualify. Oh, I could never do that. That's not for me. I don't have the 90 of this big enough or these things are just you know, they're just a waste of time. Well, I mean, that's basically self defeating attitude. Um, but these things do work. I mean, they really do you come together with people who have been where you are with an idea. And then climbed all the way up the ladder. You know, T get iron out the problems get rid of the problems, bringing teams bringing investors bringing mentors. That's how Mount me a wolf started. I mean, without mentors and people, you know, going over the business plan, it wouldn't have happened. You're right. And you know what? The big thing is that this stuff takes work, right? Should I mean, you knew you weren't you weren't and DJ overnight or good radio interviewer. This is something that developed over time. And so are entrepreneurs need to have hard work and then need to be some patience and understanding. You know, this is something I get to do every day, which I'm really fortunate to do with.
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"Hope to talk to someone who can help or visit Cal hope dot org's hope will persevere on the next fresh air. Lawrence Wright tax about his article in The New Yorker titled The Plague Year and examines the mistakes and Behind the scenes struggles that so far has led more than 20 million Americans to be infected with the coronavirus. He's also the author of a novel about a pandemic that he started writing before Cove it join us. Be with us for fresh air tonight at seven o'clock here on KQED. On the next Commonwealth Flood program. We're talking about the future of democracy and freedom in America, with guest Joe Scarborough and Dr David Kennedy. Tonight at 8 P.m. on teaching VD. Yeah. From NPR news. This is all things considered. I'm Ailsa Chang and I'm Audie Cornish. The nation watched yesterday is pro Trump extremist stormed the capital and what you saw, and your understanding of the events may depend on where you tuned in one of the broadcast networks, a cable news network or one of the emerging far right cable channels. Here's a little sample from ABC CNN Fox News. Newsmax on the Senate floor right now start to move away from their objections United in condemning a name for people who commit violence in the name of various political ideology. We call them.
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"I'm Dave Packard. All President. Trump continues to make claims of election fraud by Democrats audio surfaces of him trying to pressure a state official to overturn his own defeat in audio of a phone call between President Trump in Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Rapids Burger obtained by the Washington Post. Resident Trumps suggests Rapids Burger should publicly announce a change to the results. Nothing wrong with saying that, you know. That you've re calculated Rapids Burger corrects Trump about debunked conspiracy theories regarding voting machines. But still, Trump tells him, You know what they did, and you're not reporting it. That's it, You know, that's a criminal. That's a criminal offense. Margaret Malard ABC News, said Cruz, one of 12 GOP senators that signed on to challenge the results of the presidential election, when electoral votes are certified Wednesday, the Texas senator Fox News Sunday morning futures, saying his decision has not been a popular one with some of his colleagues had multiple multiple Democrats urging that that I should be arrested and tried. For the crimes of sedition and treason. Look, that's not helpful, also not popular with some members of his own party. The group, including two members of the Conservative House Freedom Caucus, argue that their colleagues effort to overturn the election without state certifying the new trump electors would violate state's rights along with the Constitution. The U. S ramped up covert 19 vaccinations in the last few days at a slower than expected start, bringing the number of shots dispensed to about four million's his operation Warp speed. But Dr Anthony Fauci on ABC s this week hopeful some little glimmer of hope is that in the last 72 hours They've gotten 1.5 million doses into people's arms, which is an average of about 500,000 Day, which is much better than the beginning when it was much, much less than that. More than 20 Million Americans have tested positive for covert 19. Since the start of the pandemic. You're listening to ABC News, taking a lucky KGO traffic..
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"I'm Jason Walker go, but 19 death toll in the United States. You're passing 350,000. His experts anticipate another surge in the corona of cases and deaths stemming from the holiday gatherings. More than 20 million people. The United States have been infected. President Trump will soon be returning to Georgia for the second time since the election day, The president will travel to Georgia to try and help Republican senators in the states to run offs. The Trump campaign says. The president will address an RNC sponsored victory rally in Dalton, Georgia. On Monday evening with control of the U. S. Senate at stake. President elect Biden also will visit the state Monday to boost the Democratic challengers. Greg Clugston, the White House also a town hall dot com, a federal appeals court, dismissing a suit by Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert and other Republicans. Sought to expand the vice president's legal authority to effectively overturn Joe Biden's electoral win. Congressional correspondent Bernie Bennett as the story A three judge panel of the U. S Court of Appeals for the fifth Circuit affirmed the lower court judge's decision from Friday that the GOP planters lack the legal right to sue. The ruling was the latest setback for President Trump in his allies who have increasingly look two pence to challenge normal election protocols. He presides over the joint session of Congress on Wednesday. The three judge panel that issued a ruling Saturday comprised of Republican appointees, including two judges tapped by former President Ronald Reagan and the Trump appointee Bernie Bennett, reporting seven people killed in a car accident in California. Five of the victims Children. One person killed, another wounded this morning at a shooting in an East Texas church. Authorities in Wynonna say they found two victims. One of them was dead. A suspect fled the scene but was later arrested. Winona 100 Miles east of Dallas. Morning. These stories at town hall dot com. It will be a wedding to the.
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"Noah Global News Update. Group of scientists are predicting another 150,000 deaths from covered 19 in the US next month. Researchers at the University of Washington say the death toll could nearly double December's record of more than 77,000. The tracker Johns Hopkins University shows about 350,000 coronavirus deaths in the U. S. And more than 20. Million confirmed cases of the disease, Federal health officials say over 4.2 million Americans have received their first dose of covert 19 vaccine as of Saturday. CDCs covert data tracker shows just over 13 million doses have been distributed nationwide, and that includes 2.2 million doses sent for use and long term care facilities. Nine people are dead after a head on crash in Fresno County, California, Jim Forbes with details, The California Highway Patrol says seven of the nine were Children. The accident happened around eight o'clock Friday night on highway 33, a Dodge was traveling south bound when it veered onto the shoulder. The driver overcorrected and swerved into the North bound lane hitting a Ford. Causing that vehicle to catch on fire. The Ford had eight people inside despite only five seats. The driver of the Dodge was a 28 year old man. I'm Jim Forbes. Tesla's says it hit its production goals for the year, the electric vehicle maker announced yesterday The company built a half a million vehicles in 2020. Tesla's vehicle production and deliveries for the year are up by more than a third compared to 2019. Reductions expected to keep growing with two new manufacturing sites, one in Austin and the other near Berlin, almost.
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"No. Global News Update. The United States has more than 20 million confirmed cases of coronavirus since the outbreak began. Johns Hopkins University puts the U. S death toll above 346,000. This comes as nearly three million Americans received either the visor or Madonna vaccines. About 14 million doses have been distributed worldwide. There are more than 83 million cases and 1.8 million deaths. New York City is seeing a spike in covert cases as the first wave of vaccines. Comes slower than expected. Paul the Castro reports about 340,000 doses of the vaccine have been delivered to the city, but only 88,000 have been administered. In the meantime, the covert positivity rate continues, despite with 49 zip codes down, sitting above 10%. But Mayor Bill de Blasio says the goal of vaccinating one million people in New York City by the end of the month is within reach. The mayor says the pace of vaccine delivery will pick up Officials believe that once 10 to 20% of the city is vaccinated, the cases will start to drop. But right now on Lee 1% has been vaccinated. A federal judge tosses another election lawsuit brought by Republicans. It was an effort from Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert and some Arizona Republicans to try and have Vice President Mike Pence ignore electoral votes next week. The judge ruled legal action didn't have enough standing to sue. The decision comes just days before Congress meets to certify Joe Biden's win on Wednesday. Pence pushed back against the lawsuit before the ruling. I'm at Madison, Former U. S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh has died. He served two terms as Pennsylvania's governor. And became U. S Attorney general under President Reagan. He was held over in that position when George H. W. Bush became president. I'm Cameron Fairchild. A woman is dead after being trapped inside a garbage chute, a show Bala has the story. It happened on Friday in an apartment complex on Staten Island. This resident described her thoughts when she noticed first responders in action,.
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"30 minutes and when it breaks 95.5 WSB depend on a federal judge's tossing another election lawsuit. Brought forth by Republicans. It was an effort from Texas Congressman Louis Gohmert and some Arizona Republicans to try to have vice President Mike Fence ignore electoral votes next week. W of SP's top national story Covert 19 has killed more than 347,000 Americans. So far more than 20 million in the U. S have contracted the virus, nearly a quarter of the world's total and CBS is at least Preston reports. California is still a hot spot in California Cove in 19 is on a rampage, averaging more than 250 deaths a day Ah 300% increase from a month ago in the epicenter of Los Angeles. Someone is dying from the virus. Every 10 minutes, and many hospitals are overwhelmed. California started the new year by reporting a record 585 coronavirus debts in a single day when I'd county police have arrested a 16 year old suspect after a shooting at the Maddox apartment complex near Duluth last Tuesday, 16 year old Leslie Garcia Juarez. Was arrested Thursday in the murder of 22 year old Adolf Army a bull. The motive appears domestic related. Garcia's while Garcia Juarez is being charged as an adult WSB news time 11 0 to the election day.
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"I'm Michelle Franzen. On this New Year's Day, a sobering marker for the U. S. According to Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracking more than 20 Million Cove, it 19 cases have now been confirmed in the US the pandemic, not taking a break, and neither of frontline workers the growing crisis inside hospitals. In California's remarkable team in L. A county hospitals are overwhelmed hospital morgues or full funeral homes can't take any more bodies. Ambulances are lined up outside, sometimes for seven or eight hours with not just covert patients, but heart attacks and car accident victims waiting for a spot offload cap. Each minister, his head of ally County E. M s a disaster. It is just heart wrenching. What is happening within her house? And she says, because ambulances have to wait so long gone. Load. The county is running out of ambulances to respond to 911 calls Alec Sewn ABC News, Los Angeles and in this new year, two key left over 2020 election races take place Tuesday. The Senate runoff races in Georgia will decide who controls the Senate. One of the GOP incumbents. David produced, sidelined from the campaign trail that after he and his wife came into contact with someone who tested positive for covert 19 produced so far tested negative, he says. ABC is chief political director Rick Klein says this Stakes couldn't be higher is remarkable teamwork in this race and really is the two Democrats versus the two Republicans. National and local political figures have played it that way. And this is his biggest hit ever gets for runoff election to have control of a body of Congress on the line from one states. Votes on one day is unprecedented, and the Senate is in session on this holiday, taking up issues of increasing covert 19 direct payments to Americans. So far, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not bring that straight vote. Lawmakers also pushing to override the president's veto of a major defense bill. One reason the president vetoed it and allows renaming military bases from those Confederate leader. Names were listening to ABC. News.
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"Was tracking more than 20 Million Cove. It 19 cases have now been confirmed in the US the pandemic, not taking a break and neither of frontline workers a growing crisis inside hospitals. In California's remarkable team, You know, like county hospitals are overwhelmed hospital morgues or full funeral homes can't take any more bodies. Ambulances were lined up outside, sometimes for seven or eight hours with not just covert patients, but heart attacks and car accident victims waiting for a spot offload Kathy Chichester, his head about like county E. M s a disaster. It is just heart wrenching what is happening within her husband? And she says, because ambulances have to wait so long done. Load. The county is running out of ambulances to respond to 911 calls. Alex Stone, ABC News, Los Angeles and in this new year, two key left over 2020 election races take place Tuesday. The Senate runoff races in Georgia will decide who controls the Senate. One of the GOP incumbents David Produce, sidelined from the campaign trail that after he and his wife came into contact with someone who tested positive for covert 19. Produced so far. Testing negative, he says. ABC is chief political director Recline says the stakes couldn't be higher is remarkable teamwork in this race and really is the two Democrats versus the two Republicans. National and local political figures have played it that way, And this is his biggest hit ever gets for runoff election They have control of a body of Congress on the line from one states. Votes on one day is unprecedented, and the Senate is in session on this holiday, taking up issues of increasing covert 19 direct payments to Americans. So far. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not bring that straight vote. Lawmakers also pushing to override the president's veto of a major defense bill. One reason the president vetoed it. It allows renaming military bases from those Confederate leader names were listening to ABC News. For decades, Rolling Stone has set the bar for entertainment publications today. Rolling Stone music now takes over and podcast for Jean Simmons of Kiss was an early champion of Van Halen. Dukan say he's the finest guitarists in ceramics, Of course, true, but.
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"A sobering marker for the U. S. According to Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracking more than 20 Million Cove, it 19 cases have now been confirmed in the US the pandemic, not taking a break, and neither of frontline workers a growing crisis inside hospitals in California's remarkable team, you know, like county hospitals are overwhelmed hospital morgues or full funeral homes can't take any more bodies. Ambulances are lined up outside, sometimes for seven or eight hours with not just covert patients, but heart attacks and car and Student victims waiting for a spot offload Kathy Chichester, his head of Ally County E. M. S. It's a disaster. It is just heart wrenching what is happening within her husband? And she says, Because ambulances have to wait so long download. The county is running out of ambulances to respond to 911 calls. Alex Stone, ABC NEWS, Los Angeles and in this new year, two key left over 2020 election races take place Tuesday. The Senate runoff races in Georgia will decide who Controls the Senate, one of the GOP incumbents, David Produce, sidelined from the campaign trail that after he and his wife came into contact with someone who tested positive for covert 19 produced so far tested negative, he says. ABC is chief political director Rick Klein says the stakes couldn't be higher is remarkable teamwork in this race and really is the two Democrats versus the two Republicans. National and local political figures have played it that way, and this is his biggest hit ever gets for a runoff election to have control of a body of Congress on the line from one states vote. It's on one day is unprecedented, and the Senate is in session on this holiday, taking up issues of increasing covert 19 direct payments to Americans so far, majority leader Mitch McConnell will not bring that straight vote. Lawmakers also pushing to override the president's veto of a major defense bill. One reason the president vetoed it. It allows renaming military bases from those Confederate leader names were listening to ABC News. Dude. Handles. 30 Minute,.