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The Ultimate Guide to Crypto Finance. Level up. Go bankless.

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ROLLUP: SEC vs Crypto | Evergrande | Robinhood Wallets | Layer 2 Ethereum | Yearn v3 | Coinbase Lend
01:22:14

4th Week of September, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

3:01 MARKETS
3:14 BTC Price
3:33 ETH Price
4:50 ETH/BTC Ratio
5:17 DeFi Action
7:06 Layer 2
https://l2beat.com/ 
7:44 Polygon Users ATH
https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1440692200447246337?s=19 
8:49 Miners Selling Less
https://twitter.com/Data_Always/status/1440137774775083008 
10:32 Evergrande
https://twitter.com/SahilBloom/status/1439920043404546050?s=20 

14:00 RELEASES
15:00 Yearn v3
https://twitter.com/iearnfinance/status/1438622112265080849 
16:41 Coinvise v3
https://twitter.com/CoinviseCo/status/1438622643658231814?s=19 
19:24 College Defi Classes
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1440037825139777541?s=20 
21:25 Zerion Apple Watch Faces
https://twitter.com/zerion_io/status/1440020147490770944?s=20 
22:43 Robinhood Wallets
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/118271/robinhood-rolling-out-crypto-wallet-transfer-features 
24:47 Bankless DAO Season 2
https://season2.bankless.community/ 
26:08 DAO Apparel
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1440062844217683983?s=20 
27:18 Raises
SoRare
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/09/21/european-football-nft-platform-sorare-raises-680m-series-b/ 
Bitclout Founder
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/118133/bitclout-creator-decentralized-social-blockchain-200-million-funding-a16z-others 
Dapper Labs
https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1440662318250004488?s=20 
32:50 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 
33:30 NEWS
34:05 Gary Gensler
https://twitter.com/garygensler/status/1440409729554018307?s=21 
43:00 Gary’s Financial Advice
https://twitter.com/garygensler/status/1440705940567719944?s=21 
47:32 SEC vs Mainnet Conference
https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1440010854330732548?s=21 
https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1440046283041820672?s=20 
50:28 SEC vs Coinbase
https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/09/20/coinbase-drops-planned-lend-program-after-sec-warning/ 
51:55 Audius Partnerships
https://twitter.com/AudiusProject/status/1438524417139560450?s=20 
52:57 Economist Cover
https://twitter.com/theeconomist/status/1438524270175477760?s=10 
54:11 0xMaki Stepping Down
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/117960/project-lead-behind-2-8-billion-dex-sushiswap-is-set-to-step-down 
55:16 Future of Optimistic Ethereum
https://medium.com/ethereum-optimism/the-future-of-optimistic-ethereum-7f22d987331 
58:00 Snoop Dogg
https://twitter.com/SnoopDogg/status/1440038460417474567?s=20 
59:41 Time Pieces
https://time.com/6100404/timepieces-nft-collection/ 
1:00:40 Chainalysis Scraping Data
https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1440371592081543177?s=20 
1:02:39 NJ & TX vs Celsius
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/118015/after-blockfi-new-jersey-and-texas-set-sights-on-celsius-crypto-interest-accounts 
1:03:50 Congress vs Self-Directed IRA
https://medium.com/cryptozoa/red-alert-congress-wants-to-destroy-your-self-directed-ira-609dae9cf016 

1:07:00 TAKES
1:08:00 Build Faster
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1440022593860472838?s=20 
1:10:19 Changing Securities
https://twitter.com/raoulgmi/status/1440361603459735556?s=21 
1:11:44 Maker Solar Farm
https://twitter.com/jp_koning/status/1440318552108462081?s=20 
1:14:48 ETH Logo
https://twitter.com/avsa/status/756875789182857216?s=20 

1:15:25 What David’s Excited About
1:16:32 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:20:08 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/raoulgmi/status/1440470852722511881?s=21 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Sep 24, 2021
84 - Defining the Metaverse
01:31:22

This is a classic Ryan-and-David only episode. With no guest, we dive into David's recent article "The Metaverse Emerges." What is the Metaverse? Raoul Pal described it as digital fluidity on our recent episode with him.

Composable digital objects, a network economy, scaling social structures... whatever it is, Nation States aren't ready for the incoming metaversal explosion. Are you?

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
7:00 Cryptoeconomic Nation State
10:45 Seeing Like The State
18:50 Humanity’s Faustian Bargain
23:30 Seeing Like The Protocol
28:45 The Metaverse
32:00 Metaversal Objects
35:40 Centralization
39:21 Neutrality & Density
46:10 Slowly Manifesting
54:00 Avatars & Identity
59:41 Fluid Value
1:06:25 Ethereum’s Role
1:10:33 Blockchain Taxes
1:15:45 ETH as Metaverse Money
1:22:35 It’s All Metaverse
1:27:43 Closing & Disclaimers

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Sep 22, 2021
Nic Carter | Layer Zero
01:07:30

Nic Carter is one of our favorite writers in crypto. He's shaped our thoughts on many subjects over the years. He's definitely a Bitcoiner, but is he also an Etherean? What makes Nic tick?

Get to know the person behind the persona in this week's episode of Layer Zero.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:00 Nic Carter & Geography
8:51 What’s Your Deal? Ethereum??
12:39 Shared Ancestry
20:09 Cypherpunk Values
23:28 Working for Bitcoin
25:54 Countering FUD
28:24 Individualism & Value Supremacy
35:00 Conservative & Faith-Based
42:53 Money God
46:35 Affiliation & Identity
52:48 Mountaineering & Fun
56:55 Memory & External Storage
58:40 What’s Nic Doing? What Now?
1:05:22 Kanye & Closing

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Resources:

Nic on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/nic__carter?s=20 
Castle Island:
https://www.castleisland.vc/ 
Nic's Podcast, On the Brink:
https://onthebrink-podcast.com/  

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Sep 21, 2021
83 - Beyond Coin Voting Governance | Vitalik Buterin
01:43:44

Vitalik Buterin returns to the Podcast to discuss his recent article 'Moving Beyond Coin Voting Governance.' As always, Vitalik comes with a birds-eye view of high level challenges facing the crypto space with a moral & philosophical slant.

Building sufficiently decentralized governance mechanisms is a hugely challenging endeavor. Tackling elegant solutions to coin voting, we also cover the benefits of running your own node, the metaverse, and an update on the Ethereum narrative.

When Vitalik comes on Bankless, it's time to listen closely.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:00 Vitalik Returns!
7:26 Decentralized Governance
14:38 Who is Governance For?
19:44 Coordinating Public Goods
26:07 Public Goods & Upgrades
34:52 New Mechanisms
38:28 What is Blockchain Governance?
47:53 Ungovernance for Layer 1
54:00 Why Coin Voting Sucks
1:02:20 Whales
1:12:15 Running Your Own Node
1:22:14 Culture & Technology
1:26:51 Scalability Tradeoffs
1:31:05 The Metaverse & Loot
1:36:55 Update on Ethereum
1:43:15 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Vitalik on Twitter
https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin?s=20 

Moving beyond coin voting governance
https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/08/16/voting3.html 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Sep 20, 2021
How Crypto Can Be Good for the Environment | Klima DAO
01:01:37

Bankless Nation, meet Klima DAO, the carbon-backed digital currency and algorithmic climate protocol.

Dionysus, Archimedes, and Oxylos join to discuss bringing environmental incentives to DeFi, using similar mechanics to OlympusDAO and the OHM token. Klima DAO plans to generate on-chain demand for carbon offsets and build a carbon-backed treasury, with the goal of driving up the price of carbon.

Who said crypto was bad for the environment? For Bankless readers, it should come as no surprise that the powers of DeFi can be leveraged to incentivize coordination around public goods.

(🌳,🌳)

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:45 Dionysus, Archimedes, and Oxylos
6:35 Klima DAO & Carbon Markets
14:10 Voluntary Economy
17:45 Relationship with OlympusDAO
25:00 Tokenomics
33:33 Inducing Demand
35:02 Ponzi Games & Game Theory
42:41 Opt-In Social Incentives
46:06 Roadmap and IDO
51:52 Slaying Moloch
57:52 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Klima DAO
https://klimadao.finance/ 
Discord
https://discord.gg/kx4pahaFw8 
Klima DAO on Twitter
https://twitter.com/KlimaDAO?s=20 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Sep 18, 2021
Gimmie the Loot! | Loot Panel w/ Jackson Dame, Will Papper, Anish Agnihotri
01:04:29

Join Jackson Dame, Will Papper, and Anish Agnihotri as we explore the emerging ecosystem around LOOT! The value proposition around Loot is deeply compelling, with the simplicity of the initial release, the call to action to the community, and the endless opportunity for cultural composability.

Loot presents a unique milestone for crypto culture, and seems to be a turning point for this emergent, digital metaverse. Can fundamentals be subjective?

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https://bankless.cc/aave 

UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING
http://bankless.cc/uniswap 

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SoRare | Collect and Play!
https://bankless.cc/SoRare 
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Topics Covered

0:00 Intro
5:00 Loot Panelists
6:27 The Aha Moment
9:13 On-Chain Composability
11:32 On-Chain Data
14:50 Loot Timeline
19:45 The Derivatives Phase
23:57 Loot as a Concept
27:57 Why Build on Loot?
36:18 Decentralized & Aligned
44:00 Playing Devil's Advocate
53:28 The Panelist's Concerns
58:49 Metaverse and the Future
1:03:01 Closing & Disclaimers

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Sep 17, 2021
ROLLUP: Solana & Arbitrum Outages | OpenSea Front-Running | Elizabeth Warren Crypto
01:28:53

3rd Week of September, 2021

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https://bankless.cc/Ledger 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

1:50 MARKETS
2:10 BTC Price
100W SMA: https://twitter.com/intocryptoverse/status/1437156801850527753?s=21 
Golden Cross: https://twitter.com/intocryptoverse/status/1437940127603494917?s=21 
WBTC Minting: https://twitter.com/WBTCBot/status/1437581280904876040?s=20 

5:15 ETH Price
5:46 ETH/BTC Ratio
5:59 DeFi Action
BED Index: https://www.indexcoop.com/bed 
8:18 Layer 2
L2Beat: https://l2beat.com/ 
Arbitrum: https://twitter.com/Arbitrum2day/status/1437339427806715911 
11:35 EIP 1559
Burn: https://ultrasound.money/ 
Layer 2s: https://twitter.com/dividend_fire/status/1437086130327928836?s=21 
14:38 Bridges
Connext https://twitter.com/dividend_fire/status/1437086130327928836?s=21 
Dashboard
https://dune.xyz/eliasimos/Bridge-Away-(from-Ethereum) 
17:10 Gitcoin Round 11
https://twitter.com/gitcoin/status/1435991454392930308 

19:30 RELEASES
20:00 TracerDAO
https://bankless.cc/Tracer 
22:19 Into the Bytecode
https://twitter.com/sinahab/status/1437380863797473280?s=20 
23:08 Optimism Limit Increase
https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1437437368303329289 
23:54 Zapper
https://twitter.com/zapper_fi/status/1437884287756509193?s=20 
25:26 Raises
Coinbase: https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1437387327505108992? s=20Steve Cohen: https://decrypt.co/80825/billionaire-steve-cohen-nft-startup-recur-50-million-series-a 
Immutable: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/117620/nft-scaling-startup-immutable-raises-60-million-in-series-b-funding 
29:56 Jobs
https://jobs.banklesshq.com/ 

29:59 NEWS
31:09 Solana Outage
https://twitter.com/SolanaStatus/status/1437856638279487493?s=20 
33:48 Arbitrum Went Down
https://medium.com/offchainlabs/arbitrum-one-outage-report-d365b24d49c 
34:45 A Tale of Two Outages
Arbitrum: https://twitter.com/krzKaczor/status/1437862946948980741?s=20 
Was it Down? https://twitter.com/dzack23/status/1437923828391424005?s=21 
41:10 Takes
Hudson: https://twitter.com/hudsonjameson/status/1438038974946283530?s=21 
Kyle Samani: https://twitter.com/KyleSamani/status/1437882572801970177?s=20 
Gavin Wood: https://twitter.com/gavofyork/status/1437880885676855297?s=21 
54:26 Ethereum Failed Attack
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/117637/unsuccessful-attack-on-ethereum-managed-to-trick-a-few-nodes 
56:25 EY & Polygon
https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1437881362887946251 
58:46 Vitalik top 100
https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2021/6095980/vitalik-buterin/ 
59:50 Opensea Drama
https://twitter.com/ZuwuTV/status/1437921263394115584?s=19 
1:03:50 Arbitrum NFT Market
https://twitter.com/Agusx1211/status/1437823065564631045 
1:04:55 Bored Apes in Sothebys
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/116715/collection-of-bored-ape-nfts-break-sothebys-estimates-with-3-days-to-go 
1:05:45 Fidelity BTC ETF
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-14/fidelity-pushed-for-bitcoin-etf-approval-in-private-sec-meeting 
1:07:00 Microstrategy Buys
https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1437395735180419077?s=20 
1:07:40 Elizabeth Warren & Gary Gensler
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/117651/elizabeth-warren-and-gary-gensler-place-coinbase-in-oversight-crosshairs 

1:14:00 TAKES
1:15:00 David’s Punk
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1437898773171032064?s=20 
1:18:25 Scale and Build
https://twitter.com/scott_lew_is/status/1435951889183612933 
1:19:44 Hollowing Out Banks
https://twitter.com/0x_tigerswami/status/1437951680163758081?s=20 
1:22:27 Toxic Maxi
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1437975866160476164?s=20 

1:24:35 What David’s Excited About
1:25:30 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:26:24 Meme of the Week
https://twitter.com/josephdelong/status/1437253108296474625?s=20 

1:27:42 Closing & Disclaimers

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Sep 16, 2021
The Worlds Greatest NFT Portfolio | DC Investor
01:13:51

DC Investor thought NFTs were cool before you did!

Join us on this State of the Nation, as we explore DCs progression through the NFT universe and as he curated the worlds greatest NFT portfolio!

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
9:00 DC Curator
14:28 Before NFT Adoption
21:48 After NFT Adoption
24:05 DC's Portfolio & Punks
38:36 Art Blocks
48:34 One-of-Ones
54:40 Social Tokens & Digital Value
1:00:50 Scarcity & Paying Artists
1:05:20 Changing Culture & the Metaverse
1:09:06 What's Next?
1:12:05 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

DCInvestor on Twitter
https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor?s=20 
DC's NFT Collection
http://gallery.so/dcinvestor 
DC's Newsletter
https://dcinvestor.substack.com/ 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Sep 15, 2021
Anthony Sassano | Layer Zero
01:16:31

Anthony Sassano is undoubtedly one of the most committed individuals to the Ethereum ecosystem and the values that come along with it. Dropping newsletters and podcasts every weekday with his consistent fervor is inspiring as it is valuable.

In this episode Layer Zero, we dive into what drives Anthony. This opens up to a broader conversation of philosophy, longevity research, his thesis on life, and his beard oil company (?!)

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:20 Justin Drake & Layer Zero
6:30 You Need A Social Layer
9:24 Profit & Value
14:20 Anthony’s Story & Drive
22:10 Why Ethereum?
28:48 Ethereum Content In Perpetuity
32:04 Gathering Momentum and Energy
38:58 Manic about Ethereum
43:40 Grand Thesis on Life
52:00 Denial of Death
1:02:40 Security and Monetary Policy
1:06:17 Longevity Research
1:13:52 The Bleeding Edge

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Anthony on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/sassal0x?s=20 
The Daily Gwei:
https://thedailygwei.substack.com/ 

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Sep 14, 2021
82 - Investing in the Future | Cathie Wood, Chris Burniske, Yassine Elmandjra
01:42:05

Cathie Wood is Founder, CEO and CIO of Ark Invest, the investment management firm specializing in disruptive sectors. Yassine Elmandjra is an analyst at Ark, and Chris Burniske is the former blockchain lead at Ark and is now a partner at Placeholder VC. We’re incredibly excited to bring Cathie on the podcast for her industry-leading insights and perspective on the innovative investing space.

The thesis is simple: invest in the future. As a society, we are entering a new age of exponential and unprecedented growth, afforded by compounding technological advancements and a turning point of innovation. Ark Invest is poised to capitalize on these opportunities and has eyed cryptoassets as an important vehicle for this substantial, societal change. Dive in and learn about Wright’s Law, managing haters, Ark’s thoughts on the triple point asset, and DeFi.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
7:42 Cathie, Chris, and Yassine
12:00 Investing in the Future
17:57 Wright’s Law & Retail
22:02 Fear of Change
28:17 Ark and Bitcoin
38:19 Ether and Ethereum
47:12 NFTs
49:28 Triple Point Asset
55:55 Yield, Banks, and Regulation
1:03:24 ETH’s Risk Free Rate
1:06:35 Fintech & DeFi Mullet
1:16:50 DeFi and AI
1:26:07 Regulatory Limits
1:33:53 Crypto’s Challenges
1:41:46 Closing & Disclaimers

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Cathie on Twitter
https://twitter.com/CathieDWood?s=20 
Chris On Twitter
https://twitter.com/cburniske?s=20 
Yassine on Twitter
https://twitter.com/yassineARK?s=20 
Episode with Chris
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-ethereum-opportunity-chris-burniske 
Cryptoassets
https://www.amazon.com/Cryptoassets-Innovative-Investors-Bitcoin-Beyond/dp/1260026671 

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Sep 13, 2021
ROLLUP: Steph Curry & Tom Brady FTX | Crypto Regulation & SEC | Solana & Arbitrum
01:41:09

2nd Week of September, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

2:43 MARKETS
2:53 BTC Price
3:30 ETH Price
3:53 ETH/BTC Ratio
4:17 Flash-Crash Liquidations
https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1435261928335712256
8:48 DeFi Action
11:11 BED Index
https://www.indexcoop.com/bed
UMA: https://twitter.com/Crypto_Texan/status/1435648928117051395?s=20
12:18 Layer 2
Crossed $1B: https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1434767992781344770
L2 Fees: https://l2fees.info/
Uni Optimism: https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1433283225183395840
16:58 EIP 1559
Watch the Burn: https://watchtheburn.com/
96 ETH Block: https://etherscan.io/block/13180434
Deflationary Day: https://twitter.com/DocumentEther/status/1434063085229150216?s=20
22:45 ETH Killers
Solana: https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/solana
Trading Multiples: https://twitter.com/tokenterminal/status/1435851178265485312?s=20
L1 Season: https://messari.io/screener/smart-contract-platforms-DC75E6E0

32:00 RELEASES
33:00 Merit Circle Correction
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1435238163195342857?s=20
37:55 dYdX Governance Token
https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1435412508555169796?s=20
39:35 Ultimate DAO Report
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1435733988325281793?s=20
41:03 Rocketpool Mainnet
https://medium.com/rocket-pool/rocket-pool-staking-protocol-part-4-2635c44e4f7e
43:04 HopProtocol Integrations
https://twitter.com/HopProtocol/status/1435304869712248832
44:01 Argent Teasing L2
https://twitter.com/argentHQ/status/1435637539956736001?s=20
45:53 Hyppe
https://twitter.com/hyypeHQ/status/1433101142406451202?s=20
48:10 Tokenizing MEV
https://multicoin.capital/2021/09/08/tokenizing-mev/
Robert Miller: https://twitter.com/bertcmiller/status/1435686477359419395?s=20
52:12 Bankless Jobs
https://jobs.banklesshq.com/

52:55 NEWS
53:07 Probing Uniswap
https://twitter.com/DeItaone/status/1433746723554435074?s=20
55:18 Coinbase & SEC
https://twitter.com/brian_armstrong/status/1435439291715358721
1:02:35 SEC wants Names
https://twitter.com/NeerajKA/status/1435574854040924164?s=20
1:06:05 Regulation Takes
Jake: https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1435691779970506752?s=20
Adam: https://twitter.com/adamscochran/status/1435458298698993665?s=20
ChainLinkGod: https://twitter.com/ChainLinkGod/status/1435452080068567040?s=20
Mark Cuban: https://twitter.com/mcuban/status/1435454959441620995?s=20
Jerry Brito: https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1435557430910459906?s=20
Ryan: https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1435586734046302214?s=20
Eric: https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1435445187682005000?s=20
1:13:45 Brian Quintenz a16z
https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/09/09/former-crypto-friendly-regulator-quintenz-joins-vc-firm-a16z/
1:14:33 Panama
https://twitter.com/gabrielsilva8_7/status/1435015640226615299
1:15:54 Quick Takes
1:19:30 NFT News
Polygon: https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1435958909651537922?s=20
Immutable: https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1433703349061242882
Christies: https://twitter.com/ChristiesInc/status/1435346651217108996?s=20
Polymarket: https://twitter.com/PolymarketHQ/status/1435631367598088201
Vitalik: https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1435413681588736007?s=20
Loot: https://twitter.com/dhof/status/1435673868920836097?s=20
1:24:09 Bitcoin News
El Salvador: https://cointelegraph.com/news/el-salvador-purchases-first-200-btc-president-bukele-confirms
Adoption: https://twitter.com/kerooke/status/1435670696248725508?s=20

1:27:00 TAKES
1:27:30 Web3d
https://twitter.com/jackbutcher/status/1435232382257405958?s=21
1:29:15 Consent of the Governed
https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1435670359492071424?s=20
1:30:05 The Shadow Bank
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1434549938466136065?s=20
1:31:38 Celebrities

1:33:45 What David’s Excited About
1:34:54 What Ryan’s Excited About
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethfinance/comments/pk57n7/why_rollups_data_shards_are_the_only_sustainable/

1:39:00 Meme of the Week
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1435596609618735110?s=20

1:40:00 Closing & Disclaimers

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Sep 10, 2021
Arbitrum Launches! Founders Steven Goldfeder & Harry Kalodner (SotN 9/7)
01:23:57

On August 31, 2021, Arbitrum went live on mainnet! This means it’s available to migrate funds and begin using the many DeFi apps that have already launched on the Layer 2 Rollup scaling solution.

Harry Kalodner and Steven Goldfeder return to State of the Nation to discuss what this means for the crypto space. Gas Markets, onboarding directly to Layer 2, the user experience, and the march towards decentralization are all themes. Layer 2 Summer is still intact!

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0:00 Intro
8:00 Harry Kalodner & Steven Goldfeder
10:05 Arbitrum Shipped!
12:35 Prep… and then LAUNCH
18:35 The User Experience
25:05 Gas and Adoption
38:19 10x Data Capacity & Reddit
44:09 We Want Layer 2 to Win
49:42 How Arbitrum Attracts Liquidity
53:18 Decentralization and Values
1:01:00 Composability
1:04:30 Onboarding and NFTs
1:08:06 Mainnet and ETH 2
1:16:08 What’s Exciting
1:19:05 Closing & Disclaimers

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Sep 08, 2021
Layer Zero | Justin Drake
01:34:46

Justin Drake joins the third episode of Layer Zero to discuss coining ‘Ultra Sound Money,’ which sent supersonic waves through the Ethereum community. Unsurprisingly, Justin is a deeply compelling individual with a powerful drive to work hard and pursue individuality.

From Quantum Computing to engineering Layer Zero, Justin’s holistic approach to the space really comes through as we discuss what it means to work for a meme.

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Topics Covered

0:00 Intro
4:30 Justin Drake
9:05 Coining Ultra Sound Money
12:37 From Layer 1 to Layer 0
15:10 Working for a Meme
24:14 The Purpose of the Meme
27:27 The Gini Coefficient
31:17 Proof of Stake and Distribution
35:22 A New Age Cypherpunk
43:30 Scalability
49:30 ETH and the Dollar
57:13 Quantum Computing
1:00:30 Burning MEV
1:04:19 The Efficiency DAO
1:08:11 Bitcoin FUD Dice
1:15:38 Layer 0 Engineer
1:18:20 Layers 3 and 4
1:20:00 A Workaholic and a Father
1:24:14 Citizen of the World
1:28:18 An Emergent Individual
1:34:15 Closing & Disclaimers

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Ultra Sound Money Website
https://ultrasound.money/ 
Modeling Ultra Sound Money
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-44-modeling-ultra-sound-money 
The Bull Case for Cryptography
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-moon-math-the-bull-case-for-cryptography 
Ultra Sound Money
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-ultra-sound-money-justin-drake 
Justin on Twitter
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin?s=20 

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Sep 07, 2021
81 - The Digital Commodity Explosion | Brian Quintenz
01:39:51

Brian Quintenz was a commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2017 until April of this year. The CFTC serves to regulate the derivative markets, and Brian particularly worked to embrace innovative technologies and emphasize the power of free markets, even in a regulatory environment.

He has been an advocate for the exploration and growth of the crypto space and is provides an insider’s perspective to deal with the question of crypto regulation. His sober and pragmatic takes are deeply insightful, and there is a clear alignment of values between Brian and the industry.

This episode dives into the disruptive nature of cryptocurrencies, and how we can make sense of this Cambrian explosion of new assets.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
7:00 Brian Quintenz
9:29 Does the US Hate Crypto?
14:10 Brian’s Take on Crypto
20:36 The CFTC
26:36 Congress is Great at 2 Things
31:14 Digital Farmers need Futures
38:05 Understand It Before You Attack
47:03 SEC vs CFTC
54:04 Crypto Commodities
1:03:35 Tokens Transcend Labels
1:10:00 The New Paradigm
1:17:54 An Explosion of Assets
1:25:14 Rights and Innovation
1:32:20 Good Regualation
1:39:00 Closing & Disclaimers

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Brian on Twitter
https://twitter.com/BrianQuintenz?s=20 
Episode with Hester Peirce
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-the-sec-and-defi-hester-peirce 

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Sep 06, 2021
ROLLUP: Arbitrum Layer 2 Launches | LOOT NFT | El Salvador BTC | FTX | ETH & EIP 1559 (Septemer 3rd)
01:39:37

1st Week of September, 2021

🔊 PERMISSIONLESS CONFERENCE
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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

3:50 MARKETS
4:00 BTC Price
4:25 ETH Price
5:34 ETH/BTC Ratio
7:40 DeFi Action
9:13 BED Index
https://www.indexcoop.com/bed 
9:59 Layer 2 Action
https://l2beat.com/ 
12:09 EIP 1559
Issuance: https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1432679086158196736?s=20 
Adoption: https://twitter.com/blocknative/status/1433206965753171968?s=21 
18:44 NFT Volume
https://twitter.com/DuneAnalytics/status/1432252689824550914 
19:28 Cross-Chain
Hop: https://twitter.com/richardchen39/status/1431265424394506244 
Connext: https://twitter.com/ConnextNetwork/status/1430873159821971457 
22:30 Spot Volume UP
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/116381/august-spot-exchange-volume-breaks-1-trillion-for-first-time-since-may 

25:00 RELEASES
26:30 Arbitrum
https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1432817424752128008?s=20 
32:25 Sassano Thread
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1431278544588443649?s=20 
33:00 3AC NFT Fund
https://twitter.com/Vince_Van_Dough/status/1432346847113359361 
34:40 Merit Circle
https://medium.com/@meritcircle/introducing-merit-circle-ea7700fd0c15 
35:25 pleasrDAO DOGE
https://twitter.com/PleasrDAO/status/1432721875059286031 
39:24 Other Releases
Gas Estimator: https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1433292350713851905?s=20 
Floor Perpetuals:
https://twitter.com/_Dave__White_/status/1432768645843746817 
Arbitrum Raise:
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/116148/ethereum-scaling-solution-arbitrum-launches-mainnet-raises-120-million-funding 
Offchain Raise:
https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/31/offchain-labs-raises-120-million-to-hide-ethereums-shortcomings-with-arbitrum-scaling-product/ 
Jobs:
https://jobs.banklesshq.com/ 

43:00 NEWS
43:54 Chain Split
https://twitter.com/kelvinfichter/status/1431336698911338496 
45:34 Coinbase Layer 2
https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-protocol-team-advances-crypto-community-aa9b3748bac5 
47:08 Metamask 10M MAU
https://twitter.com/ConsenSys/status/1433055817633345541?s=20 
47:53 Not Selling ETH
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1431224022977630208?s=20 
50:20 Larva Labs & UTA
https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1432815773085405185 
51:40 Mutant Apes
https://decrypt.co/79718/bored-ape-yacht-club-sells-96-million-of-nfts-in-hour-for-mutant-apes-launch 
55:47 El Salvador
Trust Fund: https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1432890332228767748 
El Salvador Protests: https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/08/28/bitcoin-protests-break-out-in-el-salvador-as-central-american-neighbours-wait-to-see-its-s 
58:20 Twitter BTC Tipping
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/116320/twitter-appears-to-be-adding-the-ability-to-tip-using-bitcoin 
59:20 Tether Squeeze
https://twitter.com/Bitfinexed/status/1431267971939323910?s=20 
1:00:11 SBF & LedgerX
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/116134/ftx-us-acquires-crypto-derivatives-exchange-ledgerx 
1:01:38 Giancarlo Quits BlockFi
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/09/01/crypto-dad-giancarlo-to-quit-blockfis-board-after-4-months/ 
1:03:33 LOOT & The Metaverse
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1433169234864001032?s=20 

1:19:00 TAKES
1:20:30 DeFi for Capital, NFTs for People
https://twitter.com/ASvanevik/status/1431058200535601154?s=20 
1:21:45 Twitter Identity for NFTs
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1431951967643967492?s=21 
1:25:20 Diamonds vs. Jpegs
https://twitter.com/realnatashache/status/1433098070565195779?s=21 
1:26:08 Vitalik’s Thread
https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1433195737907564545?s=20 
1:29:43 David is Tired
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1433441995133837315?s=20 

1:32:32 What David’s Excited About
1:33:58 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:37:06 Meme of the Week
https://twitter.com/flamingodao/status/1432874403717652480?s=21 

Moment of Zen
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1433435923266502671?s=20 

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Sep 03, 2021
Everything you need to know about Solana | Santiago Santos & Konstantin Lomashuk
01:33:10

Solana is emerging as a competitive Layer 1 platform, promising scalability and a growing ecosystem. Join community thought leaders Santiago Santos and Konstantin Lomashuck as we assess the Solana Value Proposition.

How important is decentralization? Why build on Solana? Can different L1's coexist? Does it seek to compete with mainnet Ethereum or Layer 2 scaling solutions?

We've been hearing a lot about Solana lately. It's time to dive in.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
8:00 Santiago and Konstantin
10:05 Why Bullish on Solana?
16:31 Solana is Optimizing
24:05 Decentralization
34:56 Running a Node
55:57 Skeptical ETH Maxi Hat
1:04:40 Initial Sale
1:12:32 Valuing SOL
1:19:08 Developer Activity
1:24:11 Can We Be Friends?

 

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Resources

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Konstantin on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Lomashuk?s=20 

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Sep 02, 2021
Tokenizing Music with Royal | 3LAU (SotN 8/31)
59:21

DJ Justin '3LAU' Blau returns to Bankless to discuss Royal, the platform for decentralizing ownership to music rights.

Royal recently raised $16m and has launched its early access. We've seen crypto take the visual art world by storm - is music next?

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:30 Justin Blau
9:24 Record Labels vs. Co-Ownership
15:55 Investing in Artists
21:24 Solving Hard Problems
25:42 Making Adoption Easier
28:21 Social Tokens
34:00 Stage & the Crowd
39:53 Tastemakers
43:05 Artistic Utopia
46:10 Permissionless
48:57 We're in the Future
51:02 DeFi, NFTs, and Culture
57:50 Closing & Disclaimers

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Sep 01, 2021
Layer Zero | Eric Conner
01:20:33

Eric Conner joins the second episode of Layer Zero. Eric is the co-founder of EthHub along with Anthony Sassano, and is a recurring Bankless guest as well as a crypto twitter staple.

From the early days of Ethereum to golf and Porsches, David and Eric discuss things at large — what does Ethereum have left to prove? How do you manage Ethereum Brain? What will the next generation of crypto natives look like?

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0:00 Intro
0:00 Intro
4:00 Eric Conner & Podcasting
7:00 Early Liquidity
15:53 Regulators Protecting Investors
25:28 Finance Background
31:12 Integrating Digital Finance
38:58 Bitcoin and Maximalism
46:27 Punks vs BTC
51:00 Ethereum Brain
56:18 The Space Never Sleeps
1:01:30 Marrying Ethereum
1:05:36 Golf
1:06:44 Porsche & Electric Cars
1:10:40 Governance Tokens
1:19:19 Closing & Disclaimers

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Eric on Twitter
https://twitter.com/econoar?s=20 
EthHub
https://ethhub.io/ 

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Aug 31, 2021
80 - Ethereum is the Greatest Trade | Raoul Pal
01:34:24

Raoul Pal is the CEO and co-founder of Real Vision, the content production studio focused on democratizing access to financial knowledge. He’s an investor with a sharp eye on the global macro environment, and has a strong grasp on the relationship between history and economics.

What has changed since the last time Raoul was on the podcast? His takes on Ethereum are fascinating and thought-provoking, and his bullishness does not come lightly.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
5:00 Raoul Pal
7:31 The Macro World
11:48 Inflation
18:33 The Macro Crypto Story
31:43 Network Effects and Adoption
40:25 The Greatest Trade
46:25 Communities and Killers
52:50 The Ethereum Layer Zero
1:00:00 Raoul’s Allocation
1:03:27 NFT Mania & Culture
1:14:56 What’s the Metaverse?
1:22:07 Regulation, Social Tokens, Projects
1:25:43 Cyclical Markets, Predictions
1:28:41 Hope in a Rocky Decade
1:33:45 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Real Vision
https://www.realvision.com/ 
Raoul on Twitter
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The World Is Waking Up To Crypto
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Aug 30, 2021
ROLLUP: Visa buys a CryptoPunk | Budweiser Beer. ETH | NFT Mania | Michael Saylor Bitcoin | EIP1559
01:40:40

4th Week of August, 2021

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0:00 Intro

1:50 MARKETS
2:01 BTC Price
3:00 ETH Price
3:48 ETH/BTC Ratio
4:35 DeFi Action
9:12 EIP-1559
https://ultrasound.money/ 
Dominance: https://twitter.com/kyoronut/status/1429585246849167361?s=20 
13:17 OpenSea Volume
https://dune.xyz/PierreYves_Gendron/opensea---metrics 
70% of Ebay: https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1430323506609197059?s=21 
Top 1000 Sites: https://twitter.com/takenstheorem/status/1430372663223103488 
20:00 TornadoCash
https://twitter.com/paolorebuffo/status/1430440030405865474?s=21 
23:29 ETH in Lido
https://twitter.com/kazhiloti/status/1430608546689912833?s=20 

26:00 RELEASES
27:30 Euler Lending & Paradigm
https://twitter.com/euler_mab/status/1430486946523099142?s=20 
29:12 Lyra on Optimism
https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1430334558654767108?s=20 
29:56 MEV Breakthrough
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1430652250226151425 
34:20 Hop Protocol
https://twitter.com/HopProtocol/status/1430630767042904074 
36:16 Layer Zero Podcast
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1430254024964513792 
39:00 tl;dr Show
https://youtu.be/Yy9CY-KOxNQ 
39:45 Raises
Fractional: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/115122/fractional-nft-platform-raises-7-9-million-in-seed-funding 
Immutable: https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1430611200736337920?s=20 
3LAU: https://www.coindesk.com/3lau-raises-16m-to-tokenize-music-royalties-for-artists-and-fans 
46:55 Jobs
https://jobs.banklesshq.com/ 

47:48 NEWS
47:58 Visa Buys a Punk
https://twitter.com/VisaNews/status/1429745230023208969?s=20 
49:57 Budweiser Beer.eth
https://twitter.com/dGenNetwork/status/1430330168095264768 
51:24 Donating to ETH Client Teams
https://twitter.com/ethereum/status/1430124634104545288?s=20 
53:26 Aave Mobile App
https://twitter.com/AaveAave/status/1428376672357605378 
54:13 StarkEx $10B in Trading
https://twitter.com/ukolodny/status/1430851025947316224?s=20 
dYdX Success: https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1429933246704324646 
55:39 CryptoPunks
90 Punks: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/115356/90-cryptopunks-get-snapped-up-in-one-hour-following-visas-150000-purchase 
Dune Analytics: https://dune.xyz/eliasimos/cryptopunks- 
57:19 Youtube Bullish on NFTs
https://twitter.com/Fwiz/status/1429108126234546182 
58:45 Facebook Bullish NFTs
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/115631/david-marcus-facebook-and-novi-are-definitely-looking-to-integrate-nfts 
1:01:47 Microstrategy Buying
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/115519/microstrategy-buys-even-more-bitcoin-again 
1:04:44 Coinbase
Investing in Crypto: https://twitter.com/brian_armstrong/status/1428489591665856512?s=20 
Coinbase, Circle, Cash: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-23/coinbase-circle-to-move-all-usdc-reserves-into-cash-treasuries 
Esports Team: https://twitter.com/BIGCLANgg/status/1430560657670348808 

1:10:30 TAKES
1:11:30 Networks into Economies
https://twitter.com/cdixon/status/1429585831899983876?s=20 
1:15:31 New Types of Alpha
https://twitter.com/scott_lew_is/status/1425950526651441158?s=20 
1:18:42 Can’t Fork NFTs
https://twitter.com/cyounessi1/status/1430325461767364613?s=21 
1:20:32 DC Ethereum Dominance
https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1429558574313791488 
1:21:30 Early vs. Late
https://twitter.com/cyounessi1/status/1430275250453979140 
1:25:09 OnlyFans & Politics
https://www.coindesk.com/onlyfans-shows-how-the-banking-system-is-politicized 

1:30:06 What David’s Excited About
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1430672599420346374?s=20 
1:31:56 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:35:56 Bankless Nation Member of the Week
https://twitter.com/_t_shot/status/1429584536426401799?s=20 

1:36:47 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1429413279424712707?s=20 

1:38:11 Closing & Disclaimers
https://twitter.com/Cryptob04989352/status/1423985084785254400?s=20 


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Aug 27, 2021
NFT Mania! | Andy8052 & DeeZe (SotN)
01:33:33

The NFT Boom rages on. We bring on Fractional team members and CryptoPunk holders DeeZe and Andy to make sense of all this.

Is this just the beginning? Is this a speculative mania? Maybe it's something more. This could be the genesis of a new set of passionate communities, where culture has a quantifiable value.

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10:00 Andy & DeeZe
13:15 jpeg Summer
17:20 NFTs vs. DeFi Tokens
21:14 What Started This?
26:17 The Fundamentals
29:48 Mania or Bubble Territory?
34:03 NFT Evaluation 101
41:43 Getting Things You Like
44:38 Mimetic Desire
50:00 Art Blocks and Generative Art
55:44 Auctions & Pricing
59:47 Fidenza
1:04:01 The Next Picasso
1:11:00 The One-of-One Game
1:17:14 On-Chain NFTs
1:21:07 Vetting Projects
1:26:59 How Long Will This Last?
1:30:53 Closing & Disclaimers

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Aug 25, 2021
Dmitry Buterin | Layer Zero
01:24:34

Dmitry Buterin joins David for the premiere of Layer Zero, a new Bankless podcast that explores the human side of Ethereum. Beneath the technological innovation and socioeconomic disruption happening in the DeFi space, there are human beings – really interesting, thoughtful, passionate human beings. Layer Zero is at the bottom of the economic stack: the people.

For the debut episode, it only made sense to bring on Dmitry, father of Ethereum founder Vitalik. Topics include Vitalik’s youth, Soviet Russia, and universal consciousness, but they don’t stop there. How often does Dmitry check ETH Price? What’s his workout routine? Tune in and find out.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:00 Dmitry Buterin
6:30 Growing Up in the Soviet Union
11:27 Learning Computer Science
17:02 Vitalik’s Youth
20:58 A Gifted Kid
22:43 Mindfulness & Spirituality
26:43 Kindness & Compassion
32:00 Ethereum & Spirituality
39:57 Political Compass
45:21 Canada & Vitalik’s Social Skills
49:20 The World Traveler
55:29 Conferences & Safety
1:00:23 ETH Price
1:01:48 Exercise
1:03:52 Hanging Out
1:04:53 A Chaotic World
1:07:00 Consciousness & Communism
1:15:56 A March to Universal Consciousness
1:18:48 Exporting Values

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Dmitry on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BlockGeekDima?s=20 

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Aug 24, 2021
79 - The Crypto Coalition | Ryan Selkis
01:26:08

Ryan Selkis is the Founder and CEO the crypto data analytics platform Messari. Last time Ryan was on the podcast, we debated Ether’s properties as a money and the triple point asset thesis. We revisit many of these topics and explore what has changed in the landscape over the past year.

However, we also discuss a perhaps more pressing issue: the state of regulation for the industry. Ryan is poised to take a strong leadership role in the political side of crypto, and he’s developing offensive strategies for the crypto vs. nation-state conflict. Listen in to learn why he’s now a single-issue voter.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:00 Ryan Selkis of Messari
6:44 Ryan’s Broad Approach
12:41 Why Do They Hate Us?
18:13 “Protecting Us”
27:30 Single Issue Voters
35:49 It’s a Team Sport
45:00 Aligning with Regulators
54:00 Institutional Reactions
57:23 What the Markets Say
1:01:01 Ether as an Asset
1:08:40 The Flippening
1:10:44 Ethereum’s Narrative
1:13:53 Market Cap vs Money
1:17:37 Institutional Demand
1:19:55 Hot Sectors for Analysis
1:23:24 The Network State
1:26:41 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Ryan on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/twobitidiot?s=20 
Ryan’s Tweet Thread:
https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1426020410370449410?s=20 
Mainnet Event:
https://mainnet.events/ 
Messari:
https://messari.io/ 

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Aug 23, 2021
ROLLUP: TikTok x Audius, Penguins & CryptoPunks, Robinhood Crypto, Uniswap Treasury (August 20)
01:34:54

3rd Week of August 2021

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0:00 Intro

1:26 MARKETS
1:36 BTC Price
2:05 ETH Price
2:40 ETH/BTC Ratio
3:38 DeFi Action
7:28 Layer 2 Action
https://l2beat.com/ 
9:55 EIP 1559 is Burning ETH
https://ultrasound.money/ 
12:53 Gas Price Volatility
https://twitter.com/takenstheorem/status/1427130936940851201?s=21 
16:55 NFT Monthy Volumes
https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1427432022109216775?s=21 
Opensea vs. Etsy
https://twitter.com/xanderatallah/status/1427453596858294272?s=20 

21:00 RELEASES
22:00 1inch on Optimism
https://www.coindesk.com/defis-1inch-network-launches-on-ethereum-scaling-platform-optimism 
24:26 Balancer
Metastable Pools & Lido Partnership
https://medium.com/balancer-protocol/balancer-launches-metastable-pools-to-further-pool-liquidity-9eade44d73d8 
26:54 Bloomberg Galaxy Index
https://www.coindesk.com/galaxy-digital-launches-defi-index-tracker-fund 
Frank’s Take
https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1428348530888871945?s=20 
30:18 Metamask EIP1559 Support
https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1428148268031102976?s=20 
30:55 Fintech Collective
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/115077/fintech-collective-250-million-fund-defi-strategy 
33:57 Jobs
https://jobs.banklesshq.com/ 

34:26 NEWS
34:36 Robinhood Crypto Revenue
https://www.coindesk.com/robinhoods-revenue-from-cryptocurrency-trading-jumps-to-41-of-total 
37:43 Polygon x Hermez
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/114479/polygon-hermez-merger-matic-hez-tokens-ethereum-projects 
40:03 TikTok x Audius
https://twitter.com/decryptmedia/status/1427344374212571151?s=21 
41:24 Samczsun Saves the Day
https://www.paradigm.xyz/2021/08/two-rights-might-make-a-wrong/ 
44:58 UNI Treasury Drama
https://twitter.com/DuneAnalytics/status/1428250340139356164 
52:10 Lido Matic Staking?
https://twitter.com/LidoFinance/status/1428315782035955712 
53:12 Aave DPI Collateral
https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov/status/1427762488934871042 
55:11 CryptoPunks Fully Trustless
https://twitter.com/larvalabs/status/1428099416326557696?s=20 
57:50 Zapper Wallet Avatar
https://twitter.com/zapper_fi/status/1428096107708657672 
1:02:14 Fractional Penguins
https://twitter.com/SlingshotCrypto/status/1426391017545113601?s=20 
1:03:28 Bitcoin Fees
https://twitter.com/hasufl/status/1427335844130697222?s=20 
1:10:11 SEC “Protecting” Citizens
https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1427089741082619909 
1:13:12 Gary Gensler on DeFi
https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1428294597684469762?s=20 
1:16:26 Former SEC Chair Joins Fireblocks
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/115020/former-sec-chair-clayton-fireblocks-advisory-board 

1:18:00 TAKES
1:19:00 Why We Love the Industry
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1427805148248608777?s=20 
1:20:41 Community Innovation
https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov/status/1427256596611088387?s=20 
1:22:25 Every Object Is Scarce
https://twitter.com/naval/status/1428232383703044096?s=20 
1:23:49 Single Issue Voter
https://twitter.com/twobitidiot 

1:25:55 What David’s Excited About
1:28:53 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:32:55 MEME of the Week
https://www.instagram.com/p/CSwc8pjihdL/?utm_medium=copy_link 

1:33:39 Closing & Disclaimers

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Aug 20, 2021
DAO Panel | Kain Warwick, CoopahTroopah, Tracheopteryx
01:19:53

DAOs are heating up. In 2021, the tools and infrastructure surrounding DAOs have taken off at an incredible pace. Digital organizations have the potential to fundamentally change the way we coordinate as a species.

We bring on DAO experts Kain Warwick, Cooper Turley, and Tracheopteryx to provide insights into this budding movement.

What is different about DAOs? Why are we excited about them?

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4:00 Kain, Cooper, and Trach
6:32 Are DAOs Different?
10:55 Leadership in DAOs
16:32 Keys to a Successful DAO
23:08 Purpose and Values
29:13 Optimal DAO Size
36:20 The Goal of DAOs
41:00 Does Coin Voting Suck?
51:49 The DAO Lifestyle
57:21 Fluidity, Growth, and Community
1:04:07 The A in DAO
1:10:45 Slaying Moloch
1:15:11 How DAOs Change Lives
1:19:32 Closing & Disclaimers

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https://twitter.com/kaiynne?s=20 

Cooper on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa?s=20 

Tracheopteryx on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/tracheopteryx?s=20 

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Aug 19, 2021
The State of Crypto Regulation | Jake Chervinsky (SotN 8/17)
01:34:17

Jake Chervinsky is fighting on the front lines for the effective regulation of crypto, and he was a key contributor in the efforts to amend the United States Infrastructure Bill, which recently passed the Senate.

On this State of the Nation, we discuss the unfolding events in US Legislation, and how we can move forward towards a cooperative and productive regulatory landscape.

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Aug 18, 2021
78 - Institutional DeFi Infrastructure | Fireblocks' Michael Shaulov
01:38:40

Fireblocks is building infrastructure to help businesses adopt digital assets with a suite of products, providing institutions access to DeFi with security and convenience. Last month, Fireblocks raised over $300 million at a $2.2B valuation.

CEO Michael Shaulov comes on the Bankless Podcast to explore why institutions are choosing to outsource their crypto-native workflows to an infrastructure company like Fireblocks, whose expertise and products aim to provide secure & effective storage, transactions, and issuance.

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0:00 Intro
6:00 Michael Shaulov of Fireblocks
8:05 Valuation and Raise
13:18 Institutional FOMO
17:39 What is Fireblocks?
22:27 Outsourcing Workflows
27:41 Institutions are Coming
31:31 Clients & Products
41:52 AWS For Crypto Banking
48:22 Security & Management
54:10 Bullish on DeFi
1:00:16 CeFi & DeFi Activity
1:08:20 Using Aave & Compound
1:12:50 Bridging into DeFi
1:15:58 Institutional DeFi
1:22:00 Regulation
1:30:26 Too Successful
1:35:31 The DeFi Mullet
1:39:17 Closing & Disclaimers

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Fireblocks
https://www.fireblocks.com/ 
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Aug 16, 2021
ROLLUP: Ethereum Burning | Penguin & Axie NFTs | Poly Network Hack | Infrastructure Bill (August 13)
01:31:49

2nd Week of August 2021

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0:00 Intro

1:30 MARKETS
2:05 BTC Price
3:04 ETH Price
7:10 ETH/BTC Ratio
9:55 ETH’s Q2
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210804005657/en/Genesis-Q2-Report-Shows-Decreasing-Bitcoin-Dominance-and-Hedge-Funds-Diving-Into-DeFi 
13:12 ETH Volume
https://twitter.com/geenty/status/1425198900068110338?s=21 
14:50 Institutional Demand
https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1425586708305829891 
15:57 DeFi Action
20:10 Layer 2 Beat
https://l2beat.com/ 
23:21 EIP-1559
Burned: https://www.etherchain.org/burn 
Bankless-Inspired Dashboard: https://twitter.com/MSilb7/status/1423314663052218373?s=20 
29:54 Axie $1B Volume
https://twitter.com/Psycheout86/status/1423719170315800581?s=20 
31:38 Coinbase’s Impressive Quarter
https://twitter.com/CNBCClosingBell/status/1425186855641829381?s=20 

33:00 RELEASES
35:00 Arbitrum in August
https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1423709666203344899?s=21 
38:26 Rarible Protocol
https://twitter.com/rariblecom/status/1425840333854711809?s=20 
39:17 Gearbox Leverage
https://medium.com/gearbox-protocol/hello-world-this-is-gearbox-generalized-leverage-protocol-cbec5f34bb98 
41:37 Raises
Helium: https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1425255811731894278?s=20 
Dune Analytics: https://twitter.com/DuneAnalytics/status/1425821738626019330?s=20 
Liquality Wallet: https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1425200897475465220 
TaxBit: https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1425825002104922116?s=20 
46:34 Jobs
https://jobs.banklesshq.com/ 

47:00 NEWS
47:16 Poly Network Hack
https://twitter.com/polynetwork2/status/1425073987164381196?s=21 
Returned: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/114390/poly-network-hacker-returns-nearly-all-of-the-611-million-in-stolen-funds 
51:50 Multichain Aave
https://cryptobriefing.com/aave-is-exploring-solana-avalanche-layer-2-expansion/ 
53:30 Uniswap $1B in Fees
https://twitter.com/lucasoutumuro/status/1425172167998779398?s=21 
54:20 Gemini Acquires Guesser
https://twitter.com/Gemini/status/1425085144436813833?s=20 
55:40 Penguins in NY Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/technology/penguin-nft-club.html 
58:41 FTX Sponsoring Axie Players
https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1423274509008875520 
59:06 DraftKings NFT w/ Tom Brady
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/114064/draftkings-launches-nft-marketplace-with-first-drop-featuring-tom-brady 
1:00:29 North American BTC Miners
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/113861/american-public-bitcoin-miner-btc-july-china 
1:01:25 Infrastructure Bill
Senate: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/11/crypto-lawmakers-fought-over-the-infrastructure-bill-heres-whats-next.html 
Alabama: https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1423519533990617091?s=21 
Treasury: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/06/crypto-bitcoin-infrastructure-senate/ 
Jake’s Take: https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1423519533990617091?s=21 
1:08:11 Brian Brooks Leaves Binance
https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1423730217357660160?s=21 
1:09:37 Circle Becoming a Bank?
https://twitter.com/circlepay/status/1424717848400863245?s=21 
1:11:00 Happy Yamiversary
https://twitter.com/brockjelmore/status/1425307479806824452?s=21 

1:13:00 TAKES
1:14:30 Coordinate, Don’t Overreact
https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1423483356583370752?s=20 
1:16:04 Su Zhu on jpegs
https://twitter.com/zhusu/status/1423833467406585860?s=21 
1:17:47 David on jpegs
https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1424119278085697536?s=21 
1:19:05 Eric on jpegs
https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1424506591080976391?s=21 
1:20:03 Andrew Yang
https://twitter.com/AndrewYang/status/1425193106950041600?s=20 

1:21:26 What Anthony’s Excited About
1:22:38 What David’s Excited About

1:24:25 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1423503086459359235?s=20 
Meme 2: https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1423386503766437888?s=20 

1:29:16 Closing & Disclaimers

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Aug 13, 2021
EIP1559 SmartCon Panel | DC Investor, SquishChaos, James Wang
51:52

Smart Contract Summit, hosted by Chainlink Labs, is the biggest smart contract event of the year with leading speakers and projects across DeFi, the NFT economy, and the larger blockchain industry.

Check out the other discussions here:
https://www.smartcontractsummit.io/ 

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Aug 12, 2021
The State of Optimism | Ben Jones & Karl Floersch (SotN 8/10)
01:36:41

Optimism is scaling Ethereum with its open-source Optimistic Rollup. Uniswap recently deployed on Optimistic Ethereum, officially kicking off Ethereum's Scalability Summer. Where does Optimism stand now? What's next?

Optimists Ben Jones & Karl Floersch join to talk about working on Ethereum’s hardest problems and pioneering a better future for humanity.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
7:00 Ben Jones & Karl Floersch
9:10 Is Ethereum Scaling?
10:03 The History of Optimism
16:20 A Scaled Ethereum Chain
19:26 A Mental Model & Theme Parks
27:24 Governors & Contracts
29:29 Infrastructure & Use Cases
37:07 The Optimistic EVM
41:32 How Much Scale is There?
49:04 Latency & Liquidity
58:59 Layer 2 to Layer 2
1:06:29 Understanding Tradeoffs
1:09:18 MEV & Sequencing
1:19:17 Power & Responsibility
1:27:08 Saving Humanity
1:29:48 Fire Round Questions
1:34:54 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Optimism:
https://optimism.io/ 
Ben on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ben_chain?s=20 
Karl on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/karl_dot_tech?s=20 

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Aug 11, 2021
77 - China's Digital Currency Revolution | Richard Turrin
01:40:53

Richard Turrin is the best selling author of Innovation Lab Excellence, and recently published his new book Cashless: China's Digital Currency Revolution. This new release covers the story and context of China’s new Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and the innovation happening in that space.

In this episode, Richard walks us through the efforts China has made to innovate within its Fintech platforms, and how it poses a long-term threat to US Dollar dominance. With smart contracts on the way, what does the world look like with a maximally successful Chinese CBDC? Listen in and find out.

In this episode's exclusive debrief, we dive into all the questions we didn't have time to ask and explore how big of a challenge CBDCs pose to crypto. Get it here:

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
9:30 Richard Turrin
12:03 Where The US Went Wrong
16:34 China’s Last 10 Years
23:10 Comparing the User Experience
30:00 A Cultural Divide
38:17 A Regulatory Divide
47:00 Central Bank Digital Currencies
57:43 Digitized vs Digital Currency
1:05:19 Benefits of a CBDC
1:14:48 The Design & Smart Contracts
1:25:00 Verification and KYC
1:30:57 China’s International Ambitions
1:35:43 The Impact on Crypto
1:39:13 When the West Wakes Up
1:42:03 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Richard on Twitter
https://twitter.com/richardturrin?s=20 
Cashless: China's Digital Currency Revolution
https://www.amazon.com/Cashless-Chinas-Digital-Currency-Revolution/dp/1949642720/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

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Aug 09, 2021
ROLLUP: EIP-1559 | Infrastructure Bill | CryptoPunks & NFTs | Bitcoin ETF | DyDx Token (August 6th)
01:31:15

1st Week of August 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

1:56 MARKETS
2:08 BTC Price
2:27 ETH Price
3:28 ETH/BTC Ratio
4:24 DeFi Action
6:27 EIP 1559
https://ultrasound.money/ 
11:44 Ultra Sound Block
https://twitter.com/AlexanderFisher/status/1423277318773088257 
13:14 1559 Wallets
https://metamask.io/1559.html 
15:26 Going Mainstream
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1423293814312108039?s=20 
16:05 Uniswap Burning 
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1423292792617402371?s=21 
19:09 221M Crypto Users
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1421108123016830982?s=20 
21:16 OpenSea Volume
https://twitter.com/dfinzer/status/1422016457290956800?s=21 
22:29 DeFi Addresses
https://decrypt.co/77593/ethereum-addresses-using-defi-rose-65-last-quarter 

24:45 RELEASES
25:13 Starkware & SoRare
https://medium.com/sorare/were-live-on-our-scaling-solution-starkware-62438abee9a8 
25:54 Thales
https://thalesmarket.medium.com/the-day-has-come-thales-dapp-launches-on-ethereum-mainnet-366b98ed0c71 
26:21 DyDx Token
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-dydx-retroactive-drop 
Sad Meme: https://twitter.com/monetsupply/status/1422745261986631682?s=21 
29:10 Bitwise UNI & Aave Funds
https://www.bitwiseinvestments.com/resources/press-releases/bitwise-asset-management-expands-defi-suite-with-launch-of-the-worlds-first-uniswap-and-aave-funds 
29:58 Argent Layer 2 Waitlist
https://twitter.com/argentHQ/status/1422262937423597571 
31:09 Rocket Pool Testnet
https://medium.com/rocket-pool/rocket-pool-prater-testnet-guides-2428ecdc565e 
31:32 ETH Modeler
https://www.ethmodel.io/ 
32:12 Diversifi Polygon Bridge
https://twitter.com/deversifi/status/1422596299216543746 
32:46 RAISES
Messari: https://twitter.com/DelRayMan/status/1423284038811492372?s=19 
Point72: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/currencies/steve-cohen-point72-hire-boss-head-digital-asset-crypto-jobs-2021-7 
Sense Finance: https://medium.com/sensefinance/sense-finance-raises-5-2m-to-add-a-new-dimension-to-defi-bbccb508d271 
Krystal: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/113483/defi-platform-krystal-crypto-seed-funding 
34:51 Jobs
https://bankless.cc/jobs 

35:27 NEWS
35:37 Trustless ETH Staking
https://blog.lido.fi/the-road-to-trustless-ethereum-staking/ 
38:05 Zcash Proof of Stake?
https://twitter.com/zooko/status/1422575010221199361?s=20 
39:53 Punk Pump
https://decrypt.co/77392/cryptopunk-prices-rise-53-in-week-after-ethereum-whales-feeding-frenzy 
43:28 Polygon & Knicks
https://twitter.com/mihailobjelic/status/1421535583856439298?s=21 
43:57 Treeverse
https://twitter.com/TheTreeverse/status/1423047756667629578 
43:30 Infrastructure Bill
https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1421150344051048451 
Amendment: https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1422974253876580355?s=20 
Do your part: https://www.fightforthefuture.org/actions/stop-the-senate-from-sneaking-through-total-surveillance-of-the-crypto-economy/ 
Bailout: https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1423097584034402308?s=20 
55:00 Gary Gensler Speech
https://www.sec.gov/news/public-statement/gensler-aspen-security-forum-2021-08-03#_ftn10 
Nic Carter: https://twitter.com/nic__carter/status/1422602420119556098?s=20 
Positives: https://twitter.com/prestonjbyrne/status/1422602012060004356?s=20 
ETF: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-03/sec-s-gensler-signals-pathway-for-a-bitcoin-etf-with-tough-rules 
1:04:09 China Pressure
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-early-access-chinas-digital-currency 
1:07:30 Drive-By’s
Wealthfront: https://www.thestreet.com/crypto/news/wealthfront-adds-grayscales-bitcoin-and-ethereum-trusts-for-clients 
Spagni: https://cointelegraph.com/news/monero-s-former-maintainer-arrested-in-u-s-for-allegations-unrelated-to-cryptocurrency 

1:09:00 TAKES
1:11:00 Maxi’s Coping
https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1423143520781553668?s=20 
1:15:00 Talking Crypto Daily
https://twitter.com/jdorman81/status/1418253693829357572?s=20 
1:15:56 Binance Squeeze Bullish DeFi
https://twitter.com/iamjosephyoung/status/1421058386704035840 
1:16:54 America’s Biggest Export
https://twitter.com/RealNatashaChe/status/1422270993498705921 
1:18:33 EIP-1559 Ju-jitsu 
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1422920975600037888?s=20 
1:21:22 Success is a Muscle
https://twitter.com/hasufl/status/1423295802705735686?s=20 

1:22:48 What David’s Excited About
1:24:49 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:27:28 The Merge

1:28:28 Meme of the Week

1:30:25 Closing & Disclaimers 

Aug 06, 2021
LIVESTREAM: London Hardfork | EIP1559 GOES LIVE
01:43:25

Join the Bankless and EthHub boys as they livestream during the London Hardfork and watch EIP1559 start burning ETH!
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Aug 05, 2021
EIP1559 Expert Panel | Tim Beiko, Hasu, Micah Zoltu, Barnabe Monnot, Matt (LightClients)
01:44:20

The time has come. With the London Fork just around the corner, the much anticipated EIP-1559 will be implemented. This fundamentally changes the relationship among miners, users, and gas.

This panel, moderated by Ethereum core developer Tim Beiko, is set to discuss the macro and micro shifts to the ecosystem. We've talked about this a lot on Bankless, so it's time to hear from experts around the community about this massive turning point.

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0:00 Intro
8:00 Understanding EIP 1559
ETH Research post: https://ethresear.ch/t/first-and-second-price-auctions-and-improved-transaction-fee-markets/2410
20:34 Changing Metrics
26:21 Improving User Experience
Micah’s article: https://medium.com/coinmonks/a-tale-of-two-pricing-schemes-dc9c8717906
33:45 Advice for Smart Contract Devs
JSON RPC Changes: https://hackmd.io/@timbeiko/1559-json-rpc
42:30 Miners, Burning Fees, and MEV
53:52 Clarifying MEV and Gas Prices
57:00 EIP 1559 on Geth
1:04:44 Hasu's Turning Point on ETH
1:11:11 David & Ryan ask Community Questions
1:15:51 Fifteen Fifty-Nine
1:19:40 Old Transactions in a New Paradigm
1:22:00 Stuck & Pending Transactions
1:24:16 Changing Monetary Policy
1:36:01 Manipulating Block Size
1:39:58 Discussing Timelines
1:47:25 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Tim Beiko on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/TimBeiko?s=20 

Barnabe Monnot on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/barnabemonnot?s=20 

Hasu on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/hasufl?s=20 

Lightclients on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/lightclients?s=20 

Micah Zoltu on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/MicahZoltu?s=20 

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Aug 04, 2021
76 - Inflation in 2021 | Lyn Alden
01:50:32

Lyn Alden returns to the podcast, this time to discuss Inflation. Founder of Lyn Alden Investments, we keep coming back to Lyn because of her sharp analysis and compelling macro takes.

We explore the three types of inflation, how they intersect and affect one another, and what this means for the global outlook of crypto and society.

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0:00 Intro
6:00 Lyn Alden & Overview
10:08 Fiscal Policies & COVID
19:02 3 Types of Inflation
27:22 Ordering & Measuring
32:50 The Long Arc of History
40:57 Transitory or Permanent?
49:22 Wages vs Assets
56:08 The Effects of Inflation
1:00:00 Winners and Losers
1:09:40 A Global Perspective
1:16:40 The Death of Dollar Dominance
1:23:03 Multi-Polar Reserve Currency
1:27:50 COVID Delta Variant
1:32:57 Where Crypto Comes In
1:39:12 Ethereum & The Bull Market
1:45:34 Advice for Listeners
1:48:34 Closing & Disclaimers

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Lyn on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact?s=20 

Lyn's Website & Newsletter:
https://www.lynalden.com/ 

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Aug 02, 2021
ROLLUP: Uniswap Front-End | Elizabeth Warren Shadowy Super Coders | COVID-19 Crypto | FTX & Binance
01:54:14

4th Week of July 2021

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Topics Covered

0:00 Intro
5:36 EIP 1559 and other PSAs

10:55 MARKETS
11:05 BTC Price
Shorts: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1419621135373701123?s=20 
14:02 ETH Price
14:42 BTC/ETH Ratio
15:34 DeFi Action
17:33 The BED Index
https://www.indexcoop.com/bed 
Pancake: https://twitter.com/xofee3/status/1419631884846387200?s=21 
23:23 Axie Hasn’t Stopped
https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/axie-infinity 
25:21 Optimism Revenue
https://twitter.com/tokenterminal/status/1420053733052932097?s=21 
26:06 Crypto Fees
https://cryptofees.info/ 
27:00 1 in 10 Invested
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/more-than-1-in-10-americans-invested-in-crypto-this-year-heres-how-they-differ-from-stock-market-investors-11626980261 

29:00 RELEASES
30:55 Ultra Sound Summer
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1418660235393130502?s=20 
34:00 Polygon $100M Gaming Fund
https://twitter.com/_PolygonStudios/status/1417200733703720991 
36:15 Aave Arc
https://twitter.com/HsakaTrades/status/1418276172396306432?s=20 
38:45 Fractional NFTs
https://twitter.com/fractional_art/status/1419696688302854146?s=20 
41:22 Binance & Polygon
https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1420328228795846658 
42:55 Etherscan ‘Blockscan’ Upgrade 
https://twitter.com/etherscan/status/1419985650632122369 
44:45 Rabby Wallet
https://medium.com/@rabby_io/rabby-release-announcement-564406988e2b 
47:00 Lyra DAO
https://blog.lyra.finance/lyra-dao-raises-3-3m/ 
49:27 Fireblocks $310M
https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockchain-unicorn-fireblocks-raises-310m 
50:33 Crypto Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

52:10 NEWS
52:20 PayPal Super App
https://cointelegraph.com/news/paypal-s-crypto-super-app-set-to-roll-out-soon 
56:10 Amazon Hiring
https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1644513/digital-currency-and-blockchain-product-lead 
57:10 Jack ETH Troll
https://twitter.com/jack/status/1418344349289566212?s=21 
Community: https://twitter.com/coingecko/status/1418406317903863809?s=20 
1:00:35 Uniswap Front End
https://uniswap.org/blog/token-access-app/ 
2019: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/unstoppable-liquidity-market-monday-8d6 
1:08:14 Reddit on Arbitrum
https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1418260889698983936?s=20 
1:11:50 Media’s Behind
https://twitter.com/wongisrite/status/1419790042537496581?s=20 
1:13:40 BitGo & Index Coop
https://blockworks.co/bitgo-and-index-coop-partner-to-build-blue-chip-experience-for-defi-investment/ 
1:15:05 Shopify NFTs
https://www.coindesk.com/shopify-to-allow-merchants-to-sell-nfts-directly-through-their-stores 
1:22:25 Stonercats
https://www.coindesk.com/vitalik-buterin-joins-cast-of-stoner-cats-mila-kunis-new-animated-nft-show 
1:24:50 Coca-Cola NFTs
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/112779/coca-cola-creates-its-first-collection-of-brand-inspired-nfts 
1:25:29 Pplpleasr Fortune Magazine
https://twitter.com/pplpleasr1/status/1420780214175555585 
1:26:53 Elizabeth Warren, Shadowy Super Coders
https://decrypt.co/76997/elizabeth-warren-crypto-big-banks-shadowy-super-coders 
Letter: https://www.warren.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/FSOC%20Crypto%20Letter%2007.26.2021.pdf 
1:31:30 Infrastructure Bill
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/112877/white-house-says-crypto-tax-enforcement-will-help-pay-for-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal 
Meme: https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1420769026804912131?s=20 
Coin Center: https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1420724068286926853?s=20 
1:35:14 News Quick Takes
1:37:30 Goldman Sachs DeFi ETF
https://www.coindesk.com/goldman-sachs-applies-for-defi-etf 

1:40:00 TAKES
1:41:00 Facebook Metaverse
https://twitter.com/ClaireSilver12/status/1418268267483996168 
1:43:38 Regulatory Own Goal
https://twitter.com/runekek/status/1419388578585513985?s=21 
1:45:45 Gaming is Next
https://twitter.com/tokenterminal/status/1418699352521035779?s=20 
1:46:43 ETH vs. Commodities
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1419942343608729601?s=20 

1:47:49 What David’s Excited About
1:48:30 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:50:38 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1418368850052096003?s=20 

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Jul 30, 2021
Fractional | AMA with Andy8052
01:05:12

NFTs have exploded in 2021, but many coveted pieces are far out of the price range of average DeFi citizens. Enter Fractional, the new protocol for buying, selling, and minting fractions of NFTs.

This breaks apart NFTs and allows anyone to unlock NFT liquidity and open the door for community involvement. To detail this step forward in crypto culture, we bring on Fractional lead dev @Andy8052 for a Live AMA.

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Jul 29, 2021
Building A Decentralized Blackrock | Index Coop (SotN 7/27)
01:20:51

Index Coop is a DAO focused on making fully decentralized crypto index products, like the DPI (DeFi Pulse Index). Recently, the Index Coop teamed up with Bankless DAO to launch the BED Index: 1/3 Bitcoin, 1/3 Ether, and 1/3 DPI.

Products like these make it easier than ever to get some skin in the game, so Do Your Own Research, and learn why the future of finance is decentralized. For this week's State of the Nation, we bring on four core contributors of Index Coop to walk us through it.

Live on Tuesday at 11am PST / 2pm EST!

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Index Coop:
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Announcing the BED Index:
https://medium.com/indexcoop/recommending-crypto-to-friends-family-just-became-10x-easier-ccb57ea1903a 
Verto on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/verto0912?s=20 
BigSky on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/BigSky_7?s=20 
Dark Forest Capital on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/DarkForestCap?s=20 
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https://twitter.com/AlphaLemonade?s=20 

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Jul 28, 2021
75 - The ETHCC Experience | Interviews with Ethereum Community Leaders
02:19:20

Did you miss out on ETHCC? Here's the antidote to your FOMO.

David interviews 9 thought leaders and builders about the conference, Paris, and the broader Ethereum Community.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
2:00 What is ETHCC?
6:20 The Guests & The Vibe
10:23 The Community & Building
13:55 BTC Miami & ETH CC
20:15 Ethereum Documentary
23:34 Paris, Parties, and Culture

29:00 Vitalik Buterin
32:40 The Magnitude of ETH
39:05 What Vitalik’s Thinking About
42:26 Ethereum’s Social Layer

45:07 Stani Kulechov
48:38 What’s New This Conference?
51:45 Aave Ark (FKA Aave Pro)
54:24 rAAVE
57:12 The Magnitude of Aave

1:00:50 Kain Warwick
1:03:08 What’s Different This Time?
1:06:00 Around the Community

1:10:13 Jerome de Techey
1:15:00 Conferences and Community
1:20:00 What’s Great About ETHCC?

1:24:05 Aya Miyaguchi
1:27:18 The Ethereum Community
1:31:24 The Infinite Garden

1:36:00 Cooper Turley
1:40:09 The ETHCC Vibe

1:42:20 Simona Pop
1:47:40 Status

1:57:22 Joseph Delong
2:00:17 SushiSwap Roadmap

2:04:22 Jordi Baylina
2:08:00 The Hermez Network
2:11:58 Layer 2 vs Sidechain

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Resources:

Vitalik on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin?s=20 
Stani on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov?s=20 
Kain on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/kaiynne?s=20 
Jerome on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/jdetychey?s=20 
Aya on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/AyaMiyagotchi?s=20 
Cooper on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa?s=20 
Simona on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Sim_Pop?s=20 
Joseph on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/josephdelong?s=20 
Jordi on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/jbaylina?s=20 

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Jul 26, 2021
ROLLUP: ETH CC Paris | BED Index | Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, Cathie Wood & Bitcoin (3rd Week of July)
01:40:19

3rd Week of July

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

2:20 MARKETS
2:32 BTC Price
3:20 ETH Price
5:25 Google Search Trends
https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/coin-metrics-state-of-the-network-7e2 
8:18 Market Cycles
https://twitter.com/LilMoonLambo/status/1417483927132987403?s=20 
11:00 ETH/BTC Ratio
12:20 DeFi Action
13:22 Institutional Demand
Bad: https://cointelegraph.com/news/institutional-demand-for-bitcoin-evaporates-as-btc-struggles-below-31k 
Good: https://blockworks.co/fidelity-71-of-institutional-investors-plan-to-buy-crypto/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T 
17:00 UNI Token
https://twitter.com/tokenterminal/status/1404045729560150017?s=20 

21:00 RELEASES
22:00 BED Index
https://www.tokensets.com/v2/set/ethereum/0x2aF1dF3AB0ab157e1E2Ad8F88A7D04fbea0c7dc6 
25:07 SushiSwap Trident
https://twitter.com/Blockanalia/status/1417460991940571136?s=20 
Rivalry: https://twitter.com/josephdelong/status/1391083986181525508?s=20 
28:48 ETH Issuance Model
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1416022071914729473?s=20 
31:35 Yearn Risk Dashboard
https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1416103246670749698?s=21 
34:15 Grayscale DeFi
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/07/19/2264846/0/en/Grayscale-Investments-and-CoinDesk-Indexes-Launch-Decentralized-Finance-DeFi-Fund-and-Index.html 
37:12 OKEx Polygon
https://twitter.com/JayHao8/status/1415214114654224385?s=20 
38:45 Axe DogeSpray
https://twitter.com/AXE/status/1417175117440995328 
40:26 Immutable - IMX
https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1418032781343428613 
42:11 Visor Finance Raise
https://twitter.com/VisorFinance/status/1417093827295334400?s=20 
43:56 OpenSea Raise
https://twitter.com/theblock__/status/1417462989888835584?s=21 
45:03 FTX Valued at $18B
https://www.wsj.com/articles/crypto-exchange-ftx-valued-at-18-billion-in-funding-round-11626800455 
46:13 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

47:00 NEWS
47:20 The B Word Conference
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/112158/elon-musk-says-spacex-owns-bitcoin-and-he-owns-ethereum-in-jack-dorsey-talk 
49:30 ETH Settling $8T
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1415737374194249729?s=20 
52:22 Decentralizing Maker
https://blog.makerdao.com/makerdao-has-come-full-circle/ 
Legacy: https://twitter.com/RyanWatkins_/status/1417626182875586563?s=20 
57:29 Infinite Garden Doc
https://twitter.com/ljxie/status/1416202730687717377 
58:38 Masterpiece
https://masterpiece.so/ 
59:18 Jack, BTC, Square
https://cointelegraph.com/news/defi-on-bitcoin-jack-dorsey-launches-new-square-division-to-make-it-easy 
1:01:20 USDC & Mastercard
https://www.circle.com/blog/mastercard-taps-circle-for-usdc-settlement-pilot 
What’s in USDC: https://cointelegraph.com/news/auditors-reveal-usdc-backing-as-jim-cramer-sounds-alarm-over-tether-s-mad-money 
1:04:34 Tether
https://www.coindesk.com/tether-executives-cnbc-tech-check 
1:07:30 New Jersey & BlockFi
https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1417499622319210508?s=20 
1:09:15 Binance Ditching Stock Tokens
https://www.reuters.com/world/china/binance-stops-selling-stock-tokens-after-regulatory-scrutiny-2021-07-16/ 

1:11:00 TAKES
1:12:00 2018 Bear Feels?
https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi/status/1415988858039062528?s=20 
1:17:45 First New Asset Class
https://twitter.com/QwQiao/status/1417081872467771397?s=20 
1:18:20 Jake’s Concerned
https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1417928217550376960?s=20 
1:20:58 100k Blocks Left
https://twitter.com/preston_vanloon/status/1417551852577624077?s=20 
1:21:47 Deflationary?
https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1415758024321372161 
1:23:53 Vitalik Take
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E60ss3QWQAAZ3GY?format=jpg&name=large 
1:27:45 David Take
https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1417886459907002376?s=21 

1:29:00 What David’s Excited About
1:31:58 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:34:30 Meme of the Week

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Jul 23, 2021
Introducing ShapeShift DAO | Erik Voorhees (SotN 7/21)
01:11:56

ShapeShift recently announced its plans to evolve into a community-owned, decentralized platform. In addition, they held the largest airdrop in crypto history with over 1 million eligible addresses.

We bring on (former?) CEO Erik Voorhees to discuss the transition, and how it could be paving the way for all legacy corporations. The Future is DAO.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
8:00 Erik Voorhees & ShapeShift
11:54 The History of ShapeShift
21:04 DAO-ifying
27:10 The Model for Shape-Shifting
32:53 How to DAO
41:06 The FOX Token
47:25 The DAO Launch
52:35 The Regulation Threat
58:40 The Industry Overview
1:05:35 What Erik’s Excited About
1:08:10 A Word for First Cyclers
1:10:34 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Erik on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees?s=20 
FOX Airdrop:
https://fox.shapeshift.com/airdrop 
ShapeShift Discord:
https://discordapp.com/invite/dVVkMhb 

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Jul 21, 2021
74 - The History of Electronic Markets | Tarun Chitra
02:08:57

Tarun Chitra is co-founder of Gauntlet, a financial modeling platform for crypto. Tarun is a thought leader in the space and is an expert in a variety of topics surrounding DeFi.

This week, we discuss the history of electronic markets, and how we’re in the third wave of this phenomenon.

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Bankless Podcast #74: The History of Electronic Markets
Guest: Tarun Chitra

We’re all familiar the image of traders in the pits of the New York Stock Exchange, holding up tickets and shouting out orders to one another. This is the backdrop for Electronic Markets 1.0, when ‘open outcry’ was the norm for the exchange of equities. When internet technology first emerged, it was brought to these markets, such that geographically distinct markets were fused by the instant communication of prices, bids, and offers.

New technologies come quickly to the markets, giving an advantage to those who adopt the fastest. Alongside traders and brokers are the technologists, the quants and computer scientists who leveraged their understanding of networks to revolutionize trading. This first wave of electronic markets lasted until the dawn of personal computers, home internet, and E-trade.

This second wave further revolutionized modern exchanges, distributing public access while consolidating liquidity. Synergistic with the dot-com boom, this explosion of retail investing once again turned exchanges on their heads. Look around now, and observe that we are in a third wave of new technologies applied to markets: Electronic Markets 3.0. Catalyzed first by mobile phones and now DeFi, the markets have once again been uprooted and fundamentally changed.

What does this all mean? Where do we go from here? How do we adjust for scaling complex markets? Well, listening to what Tarun Chitra has to say about it isn’t a bad place to start.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
7:00 Tarun Chitra
10:40 A History Lesson on Markets
17:45 Patterns in Electronic Markets
20:55 Electronic Markets 1.0
29:09 Options and Removing Lawyers 1.0
38:08 Experimenting and Crashes 1.0
46:19 New Players & Regulation 1.0
52:19 Electronic Markets 2.0
1:00:08 ETFs and Consolidation 2.0
1:14:26 Before and After 2.0
1:23:00 Removing Lawyers 2.0
1:28:00 Electronic Markets 3.0
1:37:40 Experimenting and Crashes 3.0
1:46:07 Removing Lawyers 3.0
1:52:50 New Risks 3.0
2:00:35 Financial Crisis 3.0
2:09:10 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Tarun on Twitter
https://twitter.com/tarunchitra?s=20 
Gauntlet Network
https://gauntlet.network/ 
Inside Job: The Looting of America's Savings and Loans
https://www.amazon.com/Inside-Job-Americas-Forbidden-Bookshelf-ebook/dp/B013S42VF6 
More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
https://www.amazon.com/More-Money-Than-God-Relations/dp/0143119419 
When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management 
https://www.amazon.com/When-Genius-Failed-Long-Term-Management/dp/0375758259 

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Jul 19, 2021
ROLLUP: Optimism, Layer 2 Summer, Axie Infinity, ETH Documentary, Space Jam NFT (2nd Week of July)
01:29:54

2nd Week of July 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

2:50 MARKETS
3:00 BTC Price
Lightning: https://twitter.com/VetleLunde/status/1414935599321124864?s=20 

4:15 ETH Price
Settling $8T: https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1415364147622170630?s=20 

6:20 ETH/BTC Ratio
7:08 DeFi Action
3M DeFi Users: https://twitter.com/richardchen39/status/1414582943641657344?s=20 

11:15 Axie Price Action
12:55 Value / Volume
https://twitter.com/richardchen39/status/1414950857586749449?s=21 

14:08 DAO Super-Users
https://deepdao.io/#/people 

17:00 RELEASES
18:45 Optimism!
Uniswap: https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1415118864698859524?s=20 

Synthetix: https://blog.synthetix.io/optimism-launch-announcement/ 

25:38 Scaling Frenzy
Hop Protocol: https://twitter.com/HopProtocol/status/1414624873775878148 
Gnosis Safe: https://blog.gnosis.pm/gnosis-safe-is-live-on-layer-2-24adf83f0032 

Coinbase: https://twitter.com/SetProtocol/status/1415023551120355332 

Infura: https://twitter.com/infura_io/status/1414614102618656768 

28:18 Dow Jones Crypto Indices
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sp-dow-jones-indices-launches-sp-cryptocurrency-broad-digital-market-index-301332698.html 

30:10 Nifty Island
https://twitter.com/Nifty_Island/status/1414982521377411075 

31:25 Ultra Sound Money
https://ultrasound.money/ 

33:15 Ethereum Documentary
https://twitter.com/ethereumfilm/status/1415376113170141184?s=21
 
34:36 Raises
Superfluid: https://twitter.com/superfluid_hq/status/1414937101745983491?s=21 

Connext: https://twitter.com/theblock__/status/1414933542006624256?s=21 

Blocknative: https://twitter.com/blocknative/status/1415344313920200706?s=20 

Phantom: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/111249/defi-wallet-solana-phantom-9-million-series-a-a16z 

39:20 JOBS
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

40:15 NEWS
40:25 Uniswap DeFi Education Fund
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/111185/harvard-law-blockchain-initiative-uniswap-dao 

Cobie: https://gov.uniswap.org/t/proposal-removal-of-established-cranial-follicles-fund/13314/3 

46:23 Brazil ETH ETF
https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1415099592308400128?s=20 

47:44 New Aave
https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov/status/1415308052400594953?s=20 

48:04 ShapeShift DAO
https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1415325952272437249?s=21 
50:45 Amex NFTs

https://www.americanbanker.com/news/american-express-turns-nfts-into-a-credit-card-perk 

51:45 Space Jam NFTs
https://twitter.com/JordanLyall/status/1414658019275644931?s=20 

52:25 Jack Dorsey Hardware Wallets
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/110916/jack-dorsey-square-bitcoin-hardware-wallet 

53:10 Bullish SPAC
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/110950/former-nyse-president-to-take-crypto-exchange-bullish-public-via-spac 

55:02 Fidelity Hiring
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/111066/fidelity-digital-assets-hire-70-percent-more-employees-institutional-interest-crypto 

55:55 Inflation
https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact/status/1414948397233082372?s=20 

59:05 Banks vs Fintech
https://thefr.com/fintech-news-in-brief/regulation-and-compliance-fintech-news 

1:00:40 Quick News
Alchemix: https://twitter.com/AlchemixFi/status/1414647769470443521 

Binance: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/111482/italy-binance-consob-warning 

Bitcoin Miners: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/111462/bit-digital-14500-bitcoin-miners-us-china-crackdown 

Metamask: https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1415390962826850309?s=20 

1:04:00 TAKES
1:04:45 Jackson Palmer
https://twitter.com/ummjackson/status/1415353984617914370?s=20 

1:17:30 FTX Acquiring the World
https://twitter.com/ft/status/1415075101205319689?s=21 

1:20:15 One Paycheck Away
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1415439010952925186?s=20 

1:20:35 What David’s Excited About
1:21:55 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:25:03 Meme of the Week
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1415476264840744960?s=20 

1:26:55 Moment of Zen
https://twitter.com/ben_chain/status/1414360342856011777?s=21 

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Jul 16, 2021
ETH Staking Panel | Coinbase, Lido, Rocket Pool
01:27:16

ETH Staking Panelists:
Darren Langley (Rocket Pool)
Vasiliy Shapovalov (Lido)
Ejaaz Ahamadeen (Coinbase)

With Ethereum's switch to Proof-of-Stake around the corner, a full spectrum of staking options has emerged. Many who want to participate will not be able to run their own self-custodied 24/7 validator node, and not everyone has the required 32 ETH. For these folks, Staking-as-a-Service allows broader participation in the PoS consensus mechanism.

To discuss this, team members from Coinbase, Lido, and Rocket Pool come together in this panel to explore their approaches to the world of ETH staking!

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Jul 15, 2021
ETH Staking Panel | Coinbase, Lido, Rocket Pool
01:27:16

ETH Staking Panelists:


Darren Langley (Rocket Pool)
Vasiliy Shapovalov (Lido)
Ejaaz Ahamadeen (Coinbase)

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With Ethereum's switch to Proof-of-Stake around the corner, a full spectrum of staking options has emerged. Many who want to participate will not be able to run their own self-custodied 24/7 validator node, and not everyone has the required 32 ETH. For these folks, Staking-as-a-Service allows broader participation in the PoS consensus mechanism.

To discuss this, team members from Coinbase, Lido, and Rocket Pool come together in this panel to explore their approaches to the world of ETH staking!

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Jul 15, 2021
The Rise of Axie Infinity | Jeff 'Jiho' Zirlin (SotN 7/13)
01:21:04

Axie Infinity has exploded into the mainstream in 2021. Is it just a game? Is it an economy? What does Play-to-Earn mean?

Join David and Ryan as they explore the world of Axie Infinity!

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Jul 14, 2021
73 - Building a $500M DeFi Fund | Arthur0x
01:32:01

Arthur_0x is a massively successful investor in DeFi, and leads DeFiance Capital. His story is fascinating, as are his takes on the ecosystem and the crypto space from a global perspective.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:00 Arthur 0x
12:55 The Secret Ingredient?
19:30 Show Up and Do Something
26:00 An Investing Thesis
33:48 Fundamentals Win
38:05 Token Value Capture
46:40 How to Evaluate
50:18 Undervalued Projects
56:35 The AMM Competition
1:00:13 ETH Killers
1:05:43 Layer 2 Scaling
1:14:00 A Global Perspective
1:20:13 Culture and Language
1:24:05 China BTC Mining
1:29:30 What Arthur’s Excited About
1:33:58 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Arthur on Twitter
https://twitter.com/Arthur_0x?s=20 
DeFiance Capital
https://www.defiance.capital/ 

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Jul 12, 2021
TOP SIGNAL: DAO Dudes | Cooper Turley, Lucas Campbell, Callum Gladstone, James Waugh
01:13:55

Join Michael Wong and David Hoffman as they attempt to make a show about comedy and crypto!

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Jul 10, 2021
TOP SIGNAL: DAO Dudes | Cooper Turley, Lucas Campbell, Callum Gladstone, James Waugh

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Jul 10, 2021
TOP SIGNAL: DAO Dudes | Cooper Turley, Lucas Campbell, Callum Gladstone, James Waugh

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Jul 10, 2021
ROLLUP: Axie Infinity, Binance Squeeze, JPMorgan ETH Staking, EIP 1559 (1st Week of July)
01:30:43

1st Week of July, 2021.

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Topics Covered


0:00 Intro

2:10 MARKETS
2:20 BTC Price
4:56 ETH Price
Exchanges
https://twitter.com/cryptoquant_com/status/1411973786941804547 
Deposit Contract
http://www.theblockcrypto.com/data/decentralized-finance/asset-management/eth-in-eth2-deposit-contract 
8:03 ETH/BTC
10:10 DeFi Action
13:15 NFT Volume
https://duneanalytics.com/rchen8/opensea 

16:30 RELEASES
17:45 EIP-1559
https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1412762432079007748?s=20 
Fee Burn
https://goerli.etherscan.io/blocks?p=1 
Fee Savings
https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1412995748665298944?s=20 
22:35 Beacon Book
https://twitter.com/StatefulWorks/status/1412408929267630093 
24:30 Balancer & Polygon
https://medium.com/balancer-protocol/balancer-joins-polygons-summer-of-defi-with-10-million-in-joint-token-incentives-c09d4db5ae9b 
Zapper
https://twitter.com/zapper_fi/status/1412889987155173382 
Dune
https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1409556178443505667?s=20 
27:30 Göerli Sidechain 
https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1412388910429347841?s=20 
31:05 Aave Pro in July
https://twitter.com/TraderNoah/status/1411719489947906048 
34:16 Raises 
Index Coop
https://www.coindesk.com/dao-behind-defi-pulse-index-raises-7-7m-from-galaxy-digital-1kx 
Zerion
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/110675/defi-investing-platform-zerion-series-a-funding 

36:20 NEWS
36:30 JPMorgan ETH Staking Report
https://decrypt.co/75108/ethereum-staking-crypto-jp-morgan 
39:57 Andre on a Tear
https://twitter.com/andrecronjetech/status/1411244286146977792?s=21
41:43 Axie Infinity Growth
https://twitter.com/amytongwu/status/1412875602030301190?s=20  
43:05 China & Stablecoins
https://www.coindesk.com/china-central-bank-pboc-worried-stablecoins 
44:53 $70m Ransom Attack
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/07/05/ransomware-hackers-demand-70-million-in-bitcoin-claim-massive-us-attack-as-biden-investigates-possible-russian-involvement/ 
46:35 Circle Spac Merger
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/110806/confirmed-stablecoin-firm-circle-public-spac-merger 
47:45 Wyoming DAOs
https://decrypt.co/75222/americas-first-dao-approved-in-wyoming 
50:50 News Drive-By
Crypto Cards top $1B
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/07/visa-says-crypto-linked-card-usage-tops-1-billion-in-first-half-of-2021.html 
Binance Squeeze
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/110510/barclays-customers-in-the-u-k-can-no-longer-transfer-funds-to-binance 
Elizabeth Warren Flex
https://www.coindesk.com/elizabeth-warren-sec-deadline-crypto-regulation 

54:30 TAKES
55:00 Computer without Internet
https://twitter.com/chainlinkgod/status/1410359761971736577?s=21 
56:25 Spooky Chainlink
https://twitter.com/edgararout/status/1412401125463035914?s=21 
1:00:20 Creator Economy
https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1410585347092729857?s=21 
1:03:05 Influencer to Creator
https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1412890086635544578?s=20 
1:04:53 CeDeFi
https://twitter.com/dcfgod/status/1410985736715767817?s=20 
1:06:50 Speed & Depth
https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1411046562063523841?s=21 
1:09:15 Broken Pegs
https://twitter.com/stefan__ionescu/status/1412190540700004357?s=21 
1:11:50 MEV Negative Externalities
https://twitter.com/bertcmiller/status/1412579402345586696?s=20 
1:18:35 Transparent Systems
https://twitter.com/panekkkk/status/1411347712168153090 

1:24:05 What David’s Excited About
1:25:05 What Ryan’s Excited About
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1412799192603533313?s=20 

1:29:00 Meme of the Week
https://i.redd.it/8b1khwy3uu971.jpg 

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Jul 09, 2021
SotN 7/6 - Compound & the DeFi Mullet | Robert Leshner
45:39

Robert Leshner is the founder of the Compound Protocol, which is pioneering decentralized borrowing and lending. He is returning to Bankless to discuss Compound Treasury, which is set to offer Compound's services to institutions.

Is it Fintech? Is it Banking? Is it Crypto? Slick back your DeFi mullet and let's find out.

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Jul 07, 2021
72 - The Power of Mimetic Desire | Luke Burgis
01:46:52

Luke Burgis is an author, entrepreneur, and professor. In his new book Wanting, Luke discusses the mimetic (mimicking) roots of our desires and behaviors. Viewing our species from this lens yields a vast wealth of insights about the nature of society, and we discuss how the internet (and crypto) pose to dramatically shift our understanding of these things.

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BANKLESS PODCAST #72: The Power of Mimetic Desire
Guest: Luke Burgis

When we explore what crypto is all about, it often brings us back to the fundamental questions. What is money? What is value? What are the characteristics of a good society? In our conversation with Luke Burgis, we dive even deeper: what drives our basic desires and behaviors? Luke makes an incredibly compelling argument that the root of our wants and perceived needs derive from Mimetic Desire -- the idea that we look to others and mimic what they do.

Mimetic desire appears to emerge among all successful social species. As humans, we learn how to exist in a society by observing and processing those around us. Our parents, friends, and communities at large all collectively inform how we perceive the world around us. In this model, the individual melts away, and instead, we become interdependent nodes in a network of ideas, ideologies, actions, and behaviors. We often want things because others want them. Although rationality certainly plays a role, it takes a back seat to the more immediate and salient driving forces of mimesis.

How does this relate to crypto in particular? Well, mimesis certainly drives the patterns we find in markets: speculation and adoption are both functions of mimetic desires. This model also applies more broadly when we consider the coordinative power of the internet and blockchains. If we accept mimesis on the aggregate and individual scale, we can more fully grasp the scale and scope of these new social and economic technologies.

Hot off the release of his book 'Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life,' Luke is fascinated by the potential of blockchains to revolutionize how we interact and function as a species and society. However, Mimetic Desire won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:50 Luke Burgis
9:05 What is Mimetic Desire?
16:25 Modeling Desire
23:35 Coping with Abundance
27:19 Collective, Shared Desires
31:30 Genes & Memes
37:25 Mimetic Desire & Memes
45:20 Subjective Scarcity & Rivalries
54:24 The Internet & Mimetic Desire
1:01:00 Bitcoin and The Role of Money
1:12:10 Wealth is What You Want
1:17:43 Markets, Bubbles, Mania
1:26:58 Rivalrous Communities
1:33:00 Mimetic Bubbles & Reflexivity
1:39:45 Algorithms Determining Outcomes
1:43:49 Legitimacy
1:48:40 What about Rationality?
1:52:22 The Take on Crypto
1:55:20 Closing & Disclaimers

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Luke on Twitter
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Luke’s Newsletter
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Wanting on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Wanting-Power-Mimetic-Desire-Everyday/dp/1250262488/ 

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Jul 05, 2021
ROLLUP: Jay-Z NFTs, Axie Infinity, China's Bitcoin Miners, Coinbase USDC, (5th Week of June)
01:18:36

5th Week of June 2021.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

2:25 MARKETS
2:35 BTC Price
3:10 ETH Price
3:32 ETH/BTC Price
4:26 ETH Outperforming BTC
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1410601434240880646?s=20 
6:20 DeFi Action
8:00 Layer 2 TVL
https://l2beat.com/ 

11:00 RELEASES
11:30 Compound Treasury
https://twitter.com/current/status/1409600420369084420?s=20 
13:35 Polygon Avail
https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1409520012960825349?s=20 
15:00 Cream on Polygon
https://www.coindesk.com/cream-finance-announces-integration-with-polygon 
15:53 Perpetual Protocol V2
https://twitter.com/perpprotocol/status/1410221752526028801?s=20 
16:50 Element.Fi on Mainnet
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-42-ethereum-devs-building-defi 
17:55 Coinbase USDC 4%
https://blog.coinbase.com/sign-up-to-earn-4-apy-on-usd-coin-with-coinbase-cdad79e5f5eb 
19:53 Top Signal
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1409605228744175616?s=20 
22:14 Raises
Nansen a16z
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/109959/blockchain-data-nansen-12-million-series-a-a16z 
TracerDAO
https://tracer.finance/radar/tracer-dao-raise/ 

24:00 NEWS
24:10 Uniswap Education Fund
https://gov.uniswap.org/t/governance-proposal-005-defi-education-fund/12963 
27:25 Decentralizing Coinbase
https://blog.coinbase.com/embracing-decentralization-at-coinbase-7fa0e5d1084b 
30:15 Kain & Synthetix
https://thedefiant.io/synthetix-founder-announces-return-to-save-the-project/ 
31:50 Axie Infinity
https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/the-axie-infinity-boom 
34:10 Twitter NFTs
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1410234844353761285?s=21 
35:47 Tim Berners-Lee NFT
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/tim-berners-lee-nft-auction/index.html 
37:35 Jay-Z Cryptopunk
https://twitter.com/DeFi_Dad/status/1408434725551759360?s=20 
Sotheby’s: https://www.coindesk.com/jay-z-to-auction-reasonable-doubt-nft-at-sothebys 
40:14 Bitcoin Miner Migration
https://preview.redd.it/wg88833hff871.jpg?width=1024&auto=webp&s=cf8bf121e8e6be28b659f626b4e5a0f92c17352f 
41:37 TeraWulf Mining Firm
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/110101/bitcoin-mining-firm-terawulf-orders-new-machines-cost-estimated-at-nearly-100-million 
47:48 Ark Invest BTC ETF
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/28/cathie-woods-ark-invest-files-to-create-a-bitcoin-etf.html 
49:07 El Salvador Airdrop
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/06/25/adults-in-el-salvador-to-get-30-in-bitcoin-as-nation-unveils-details-to-make-crypto-legal-tender/amp/?__twitter_impression=true 
50:54 UK on Finance
https://www.wsj.com/articles/binance-crypto-exchange-ordered-to-cease-u-k-activities-11624812672 
51:30 Fed & CDBC
https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/quarles20210628a.htm 
53:15 FTX, Tom Brady & Gisele
https://decrypt.co/74771/tom-brady-and-gisele-bundchen-invest-in-ftx 
54:40 Drive By’s
ICP: https://twitter.com/jamesspediacci/status/1408532682192035840?s=21 
Visa Hiring: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/110119/visa-makes-five-strategic-crypto-hires-and-placements 
USDC Multi-Chain: https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1409992722878980104?s=19 

59:00 TAKES
59:30 .com to .eth
https://twitter.com/robogajesh/status/1408146369471139842?s=20 
1:02:00 Unraveling Hierarchies
https://twitter.com/joshuarosenthal/status/1408814378913341443?s=21 
1:03:34 Coinbase will sell anything
https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1409676059302236162 
1:05:27 Adios Uber
https://twitter.com/EthereumFear/status/1409874076491993125?s=20 
1:08:10 DAOs
https://coopahtroopa.mirror.xyz/_EDyn4cs9tDoOxNGZLfKL7JjLo5rGkkEfRa_a-6VEWw 

1:08:50 What David’s Excited About
1:11:11 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:15:53 The Future is DAO
https://twitter.com/thefutureisdao1/status/1409862176953806850?s=21 
1:16:58 MEME OF THE WEEK
https://i.redd.it/c6nu7bdec8771.png 

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Jul 02, 2021
The Creator Economy | Jesse Walden, Li Jin, Cooper Turley
01:03:36

Come learn and hear about what the Creator Economy is, and what it has in store for our industry!

Li Jin:
@ljin18

Jesse Walden
@jessewldn

Cooper Turley:
@Cooopahtroopa

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The Creator Economy
Panelists: Cooper Turley, Li Jin, Jesse Walden

The Creator Economy naturally erupts with the internet. Specialization allows creatives – artists, content creators, and everything in between – to carve out increasingly specific niches and build curated cultural communities. Art in all forms has an opportunity to blossom with the coordinative capacity of modern technology, and every active participant is inherently a creator. Smartphones and social media make everyone journalists, photographers, actors, and commentators simultaneously.

With this budding paradigm, ownership of creations is paramount. The crypto industry lends itself elegantly to this need, blending creation and ownership. Web 2 has witnessed an explosion of distributed content, but centralized platforms determine the nature of how it plays out. Crypto offers a natural evolution to the creator economy, enriching the relationship between creator and community.

This conversation takes a wide lens to the intersection of culture and the crypto industry. From MySpace to Instagram to Patreon, the ebbs & flows of internet culture and economy moves at a blistering pace. Our experienced panelists break these things down and discuss where we're going.

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Li on Twitter:
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Jesse on Twitter:
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Cooper on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa?s=20 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:30 Cooper, Li, and Jesse
7:30 What is the Creator Economy?
14:32 Evolving Creator and Community
21:31 Creator First vs. Platforms
28:35 The Internet Dream
36:16 Evolving Platforms
43:00 Sovereign Creation
47:19 DAOs and the Creator Economy
55:30 Creator Economy Platforms
59:27 Get Involved
1:02:08 Closing & Disclaimers

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Jul 01, 2021
SotN 6/29: PleasrDAO and the NFT Bear Market | Jamis Johnson
01:06:18

Jamis Johnson is a founding member and Chief Pleasing Officer of PleasrDAO✨.

We bring him on to hear about the state of PleasrDAO, and the NFT bear market!

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State of the Nation #49: The State of the Charts
Guest: Jamis Johnson

PleasrDAO is a fascinating experiment in internet culture. At the intersection of DAOs, NFTs, and internet culture, Jamis Johnson works as Chief Pleasing Officer. In this NFT bear market, we look forward to what happens next in this emerging space. Now is the time to be paying attention to this space.

The start of PleasrDAO was with pplpleasr's "x * y = k' NFT following the release of Uniswap V3. It was an organic eruption of collaboration for a shared social cause. The emergence of PleasrDAO is a salient demonstration of the nature of DAOs. In many ways, they resemble an open-world sandbox game, where individuals can come together in a flexible domain and organize collectively.

What began as a fever dream auction has coagulated into a flexible, powerful organization for the curation and management of big-ticket NFT items. The future of PleasrDAO remains open, but there will be more to learn as this Culture DAO continues trailblazing.

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Resources:

Jamis on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/_jamiis?s=20 

PleasrDAO on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/PleasrDAO?s=20 

PleasrDAO:
https://pleasr.org/ 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
10:00 Jamis Johnson, Chief Pleasing Officer
18:42 The Start of PleasrDAO
26:49 Getting on the Map
33:30 Snowden and the Gallery
39:40 Rugged Coordination
46:30 Plans for PleasrDAO
55:33 Participating in the Future
1:02:41 The NFT World
1:08:15 The Next Big Catalysts
1:12:22 Closing & Disclaqimers

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Jun 30, 2021
71 - The Bull Case For Ethereum II | DC Investor, Anthony Sassano, Cyrus Younessi
02:10:37

A lot has changed since the original "Bull Case for Ethereum" episode. This sequel comes at a time when massive events loom on the horizon. EIP-1559, the Proof-of-Stake Merge, and Layer 2 Scaling.

Many of these uncertainties are felt in the market action, but we bring you some of the Ethereum Community's strongest bulls to remind you why you're here.

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5:30 Sassano, DC Investor, and Cyrus
7:20 Cyrus Younessi
9:58 Grading Earlier Predictions
11:37 What’s New and Exciting?
18:15 New Narratives for ETH
25:03 ETH in DeFi
29:10 Feeling the Narrative Shift
37:45 Beating the Same Drum
40:19 The Energy Debate
44:12 PoS Merge and Energy
52:30 Gas Fees & Schizophrenia
58:39 EIP-1559
1:06:26 Deflationary, Scarce ETH
1:12:05 Confidence in Execution
1:20:33 Layer 2 Summer
1:28:02 Ethereum’s Scaling Solution
1:34:29 DAOs and DOs
1:44:37 DAOs and ETH
1:50:06 Post-Mortem on 4k ETH
2:03:29 Price Predictions
2:11:48 What Else Would You Buy?
2:14:12 Shaving to Save
2:15:49 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

The Bull Case for Ethereum:
https://youtu.be/36HkwlqfBaQ 

Ultra Sound Money:
https://youtu.be/bWqhn1hXvVc 

DC Investor on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor?s=20 

Anthony Sassano on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/sassal0x?s=20 

Cyrus Younessi on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/cyounessi1?s=20 

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Jun 28, 2021
ROLLUP: China Bitcoin Miners, John McAfee, EIP-1559 Testnet, Layer 2 Ethereum (4th Week of June)
01:35:12

4th Week of June 2021.

Anthony on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/sassal0x?s=20 

Daily Gwei:
https://thedailygwei.substack.com/ 

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0:00 Intro

2:20 MARKETS
2:38 BTC Price
4:54 ETH Price
6:36 ETH/BTC Ratio
7:50 DeFi Action
12:06 Layer 2 Beat
https://l2beat.com/ 
16:13 100k ETH Staked in a Day
https://cryptopotato.com/over-100k-eth-200-million-staked-in-ethereum-2-0-in-a-single-day/ 
19:41 a16z $2.2B Fund
https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1408032726716928015?s=20 
22:16 Yearn vs. Competition
https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1407407535620083712?s=20 
26:43 Alpha Homora Fees
https://twitter.com/alphafinancelab/status/1407998167975563272?s=21 
30:58 Borrowing on Aave
https://twitter.com/tokenterminal/status/1408012619840110592?s=21 
31:51 Cathie Wood bought the Dip
https://news.bitcoin.com/cathie-wood-bought-the-dip-ark-invest-purchases-one-million-gbtc-shares/ 

35:00 RELEASES
35:45 Futureswap V3 on Arbitrum
https://twitter.com/futureswapx/status/1405952663318011904?s=20 
39:30 Graph Supporting Optimism
https://twitter.com/graphprotocol/status/1405929132932878339?s=20 
41:39 Risk Harbor $3.2m Raise
https://medium.com/riskharbor/risk-harbor-debuts-on-mainnet-with-a-new-round-of-funding-b18064dbd5dc 
44:14 Yield Protocol Series A
https://twitter.com/yield/status/1407701683954765827?s=20 
45:06 Visa, PayPal, Blockchain Capital
https://www.coindesk.com/visa-paypal-join-crypto-vc-blockchain-capitals-new-300m-fund 
47:10 Aave News
https://twitter.com/AaveGrants/status/1407042749627617287?s=20 
48:25 Brave Search Engine
https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/google-gets-a-new-rival-as-brave-search-opens-to-the-public/?__twitter_impression=true&s=09&utm_source=reddit.com 
50:37 Coinbase in Japan 
https://www.coindesk.com/coinbase-enters-japanese-market-after-completing-registration-with-financial-watchdog 
51:45 TOP SIGNAL
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1407446381103489030?s=20 

53:00 NEWS
53:10 EIP-1559 Live on Ropsen
http://watchtheburn.com/ 
55:13 Venmo Digs ETH
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1405955767379824645?s=21 
56:30 Stakehound $75m Disaster
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/109277/staking-company-serves-fireblocks-with-a-lawsuit-over-private-keys-to-over-75-million-in-eth 
59:48 Alchemix Return ETH
https://app.alchemix.fi/returneth 
1:03:02 Reddit ‘Snoo’ NFTs
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/109450/reddit-nfts-cryptosnoos-ethereum-opensea 
1:04:39 Bitcoin Miners in China
Nic Carter: https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-unpacking-hashrate-nic-cart-migration 
Good or Bad? https://www.coindesk.com/3-reasons-why-chinas-bitcoin-crackdown-isnt-all-that-bad 
1:07:51 Microstrategy 100k BTC
https://dailyhodl.com/2021/06/23/michael-saylors-microstrategy-now-owns-over-100000-btc-with-new-purchase/ 
1:10:19 NYC Mayoral Lead Likes BTC
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/109475/new-york-city-center-of-bitcoins-eric-adams-mayoral-lead 
1:10:44 RIP John McAfee
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/06/23/breaking-news-antivirus-creator-john-mcafee-found-dead-in-catalan-prison-cell/ 
1:12:35 News Bites
Goldman & JPM Repo
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-22/goldman-sachs-begins-trading-on-jpmorgan-repo-blockchain-network?sref=VB9Y24MI 
Fed Boston & MIT
https://www.bostonfed.org/news-and-events/press-releases/2020/the-federal-reserve-bank-of-boston-announces-collaboration-with-mit-to-research-digital-currency.aspx 
49% of Institutional Investors
https://news.bitcoin.com/jpmorgan-survey-institutional-investors-cryptocurrency-rat-poison-warren-buffett-fad/ 
South African Ponzi
https://fortune.com/2021/06/24/bitcoin-ameer-raees-cajee-theft-south-africa/ 
MLB and FTX
https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-ftx-cryptocurrency-exchange-partnership 

1:15:45 TAKES
1:17:00 Migrating Hacks to BSC
https://twitter.com/hosseeb/status/1405637755141431297?s=19 
1:19:38 DAO Efficiency
https://twitter.com/g_dip/status/1406086186850992128?s=21 
1:21:35 Make Money with Friends
https://twitter.com/markbeylin/status/1407411367603326981?s=21 
1:23:10 Who will you Trust?
https://twitter.com/gregisenberg/status/1405722055073542150?s=20 
1:24:24 Bat Speaker Emojis
https://twitter.com/search?q=%F0%9F%A6%87%F0%9F%94%8A&src=typed_query&f=user 

1:26:45 What Anthony’s Excited About
1:29:35 What David’s Excited About

1:30:30 MEME OF THE WEEK
https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/1408017039508246531?s=21 

1:31:37 The Daily Gwei

1:32:50 Closing & Disclaimers

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Jun 25, 2021
SotN #51: Pioneering Crypto Culture, with Michael Wong
57:33

Bankless has TWO big announcements...
- Big Merch Drop out of Bankless DAO. Sinjun Wesson, Design guild over at Bankless DAO, comes to show us the apparel he's outfitting us with.

GET YOUR MERCH: https://cryptoculture.substack.com/p/paying-homage-to-cypherpunk-history


- A BRAND NEW SHOW, with a BRAND NEW COHOST out of the Bankless Ecosystem! Don't miss it!

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Jun 23, 2021
70 - Facing the Frontier | Jim Bianco
01:51:43

Jim Bianco is a seasoned investor, market commentator, and President of Bianco Research. With a sharp view of the past, present, and future, Jim comes on the podcast to discuss crypto from a variety of angles. Inflation, Wall Street, Defi, Regulation, and How to Invest. This is a good one.

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0:00 Intro
5:00 Jim Bianco
7:20 Speculation & Sideways
13:08 Speed Running Everything
17:08 How to Play this Game
20:05 Big Picture Macro View
25:30 Inflation
30:52 Rationing & Reopening
35:47 Crypto Colliding With Macro
44:00 Hayden Adams Tweet
48:03 A Broken System
58:50 Defi Eating the World
1:02:55 Jim Using DeFi
1:06:25 Taking The Leap
1:11:00 The Bill Ford
1:16:10 Wall Street Adopting
1:22:31 Wall Street and DeFi
1:30:00 Regulation
1:37:41 Possible Outcomes
1:43:05 Putting Your Foot Down
1:46:15 Grounded Experience
1:51:15 Closing & Disclaimers

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Jun 21, 2021
ROLLUP: (Mark Cuban Titan, Metamask Institutional, Alchemix alETH, BTC Lightning)
01:29:07

3rd Week of June 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

2:10 MARKETS
2:13 BTC Price
4:30 ETH Price
6:05 ETH / BTC Ratio
7:02 ETH in Smart Contracts
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1404101807798845442?s=20 
10:00 DeFi Action 
12:00 Index Coop Revenue
https://twitter.com/BigSky_7/status/1405193562329739266?s=20 
Org Structure: https://twitter.com/pet3rpan_/status/1403740789562232832?s=20 
14:18 BTC in Lightning Network
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/108718/bitcoin-lightning-network-capacity-accelerates-to-1500-btc 
Lightning Twitter: https://thecryptobasic.com/2021/06/11/twitter-or-bluesky-may-soon-integrate-btc-lightning-networ/ 
19:40 Bearish UNI Fee Accrual?
https://twitter.com/cartesian99/status/1403998240555606016?s=20 
26:00 90% Aren’t Scared
Meme: https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/78099137.jpg 

28:00 RELEASES
29:30 Metamask Institutional
https://twitter.com/mminstitutional/status/1403064969575514116?s=21 
31:25 Alchemix
Release: https://alchemixfi.medium.com/behold-aleth-90d750889fd8 
Incident: https://twitter.com/AlchemixFi/status/1405187348678148101?s=20 
Post-Mortem: https://forum.alchemix.fi/public/d/137-incident-report-06162021 
34:40 BED Index
https://twitter.com/Crypto_Texan/status/1404422145191649284 
38:11 Lyra
https://twitter.com/lyrafinance/status/1404589635867615233?s=20 
40:37 Ernst & Young on Polygon
https://twitter.com/pbrody/status/1404753341738070016 
41:07 Volmex Finance
https://twitter.com/volmexfinance/status/1405176261262004230 
41:54 Gitcoin Round 10
https://twitter.com/gitcoin/status/1404589721863393286?s=20 
44:00 Alexandra Botez ETH
https://twitter.com/alexandravbotez/status/1404896176479117315?s=20 
44:55 Other Releases
MATIC on dYdX
https://twitter.com/dydxprotocol/status/1404490781369552900?s=20 
USDC on Arbitrum
https://twitter.com/petejkim/status/1405300436970741760 
Cream on Arbitrum
https://twitter.com/creamdotfinance/status/1404815692352954371?s=21 
Parcel DAO Treasury Management
https://twitter.com/parcelHQ/status/1403433529023684611 
Yearn Facelift?
https://twitter.com/AntonNellCrypto/status/1403650531575349249?s=20 

46:44 NEWS
46:54 Bitwise $70m Raise
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/108421/bitwise-raises-70-million-from-new-wall-street-investors-including-henry-kravis-and-dan-loeb 
48:23 Polygon Full Blocks
https://polygonscan.com/chart/gasused 
52:13 Cuban Tracker: Titan
https://twitter.com/ChainLinkGod/status/1405319238701633537?s=20 
58:00 InstaDapp $10m Raise
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/108224/defi-startup-instadapp-raises-10-million-in-new-funding 
58:22 Goldman Sachs ETH Futures
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/108364/goldman-sachs-ether-derivatives-plans-bloomberg 
58:45 dYdX $65m Raise
https://twitter.com/dydxprotocol/status/1404818923103600643?s=21 
59:16 PleasrDAO Wins Again
https://twitter.com/PleasrDAO/status/1403403494669832194?s=20 
1:02:52 World Bank Rejects El Salvador
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/108682/world-bank-rejects-el-salvador-bitcoin-request 
1:03:36 Paul Tudor Jones
https://blockworks.co/paul-tudor-jones-likes-bitcoin-as-portfolio-diversifier/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T 
Meme: https://imgur.com/cxkPv14 
1:05:05 Microstrategy
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/108399/microstrategy-stock-offering-filing-bitcoin 
1:06:30 Coinbase Lists SHIB
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1404848247139565576 
1:10:33 State Street Crypto
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/10/state-street-is-creating-a-dedicated-cryptocurrency-division.html 
1:10:45 Millennial Millionaires
https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/more-than-a-third-of-millennial-millionaires-have-at-least-50-of-their-wealth-in-crypto-survey/ 
1:12:19 Panama Crypto Bill?
https://www.coindesk.com/panama-to-present-crypto-related-bill-in-july?amp=1 

1:13:30 TAKES
1:14:30 MEV Goes to Stakers
https://hackmd.io/@flashbots/mev-in-eth2 
1:17:30 Under or Overvalued
https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1404587101807644674?s=21 
1:19:05 Accumulating Friends
https://twitter.com/owocki/status/1403405238179008513?s=20 
1:20:33 Crypto Twitter is new Wall St
https://twitter.com/rasterlyrock/status/1405548074420772868?s=21 

1:21:50 What David’s Excited About
San Diego: https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-dgdwuehn/ 

1:23:45 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:25:45 MEME(s) of the Week
Star Trek: https://twitter.com/banklesshq/status/1405564845395628032?s=21 

1:28:09 Closing & Disclaimers

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Jun 18, 2021
SotN #50 - El Salvador Adopting Bitcoin | Nic Carter
01:24:55

Last week, El Salvador announced that Bitcoin would be accepted as Legal Tender. We bring on our favorite Bitcoiner Nic Carter to the State of the Nation to discuss this monumental historical event -- a nation-state officially recognizing Bitcoin as a currency.

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State of the Nation #50: El Salvador Adopting Bitcoin
Guest: Nic Carter

Nic Carter, recently verified on Twitter, is a partner at Castle Island and 4-time guest on Bankless. In 2021, Nic has spent much of his time dispelling the common myths frequently pointed at Bitcoin by the mainstream media, and he has been a general in the Green Energy war taking place around Bitcoin.

Last week, Nic started a Twitter Space to discuss El Salvador adopting Bitcoin as legal tender, a historic moment for crypto. Nayib Bukele, the President of El Salvador, joined the Space as the El Salvadorian congress ratified the bill. This twitter space ultimately garnered over 20,000 listeners, including some of the biggest names in crypto. Bukele showed himself to be savvy with both tech and social media, earning his label as a populist.

This is a pivotal time for cryptocurrency. The news from El Salvador bring up increasingly important questions like the relationship between nation-states and digital value. There are a variety of motives for El Salvador to adopt Bitcoin including lessening dependence on US monetary policy, as the Dollar was previously the sole currency of the country.

What does it mean for a country to adopt a cryptocurrency? Is Bitcoin being used for its 'intended purpose?' Is this a populist reprisal? Do these events represent a rejection of the Cantillon effect, and a move against the monetary hierarchy of capital gains taxes? In this State of the Nation, we cover these questions and more as we digest this monumental news and figure out what to make of it.

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Resources:

Nic on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/nic__carter?s=20 
Castle Island:
https://www.castleisland.vc/ 
Nic's Podcast, On the Brink:
https://onthebrink-podcast.com/ 
Crypto-Fiat Mutualistic or Parasitic:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/crypto-fiat-mutualistic-or-parasitic 
Bitcoin Beach:
https://www.bitcoinbeach.com/ 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
8:30 Nic Carter, Global Diplomat
10:18 Does El Salvador Change Everything?
15:43 Capital Gains
20:24 President Nayib Bukele
26:04 Is this good for El Salvador?
34:55 Lightning Network
40:15 Custodial Bitcoin
43:10 Bitcoin's Biggest Test
52:13 The First Domino to Fall
58:01 Is This Freedom or Coercion?
1:03:27 Pumping their own Bags
1:09:23 Authoritarian Populism
1:15:03 Gateway to DeFi
1:18:30 Physical vs. Digital
1:21:20 Consequences
1:23:54 Closing & Disclaimers

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Jun 16, 2021
69 - Asking the Questions: BTC & ETH | Preston Pysh
02:04:41

Bitcoiner Preston Pysh joins the Bankless Podcast to discuss Bitcoin and Ethereum and prove that there are high level conversations to be had between the two communities.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
5:50 Preston Pysh
8:17 Macro Value Investing
16:32 Moving to Bitcoin
21:22 The Last Free Market
26:13 Decentralized & P2P
29:32 Misconceptions
37:05 DeFi and Execution Risk
40:55 Ethereum Concerns
45:00 ETH’s Price Action
49:20 Protocol Consensus
53:54 Nodes
1:00:55 Work Vs. Stake
1:10:30 Clean Energy & Halvings
1:19:00 Issuance & EIP-1559
1:28:45 Currency and Blockspace
1:34:43 Risk-on vs Risk-off
1:38:24 Decentralized Finance
1:52:30 Preston Pitches ETH
1:56:06 David & Ryan Pitch BTC
2:00:40 On the Same Team
2:04:46 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Preston on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/PrestonPysh?s=20 

The Investor’s Podcast Network:
https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/ 

Bitcoin Fundamentals:
https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/bitcoin-fundamentals/ 

Bitcoin & Bonds with Greg Foss:
https://www.theinvestorspodcast.com/bitcoin-fundamentals/bitcoin-and-bonds-greg-foss/ 

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Jun 14, 2021
ROLLUP: 2nd Week of June (El Salvador, Elizabeth Warren, Bitcoin FBI Ransom, Polygon & Arbitrum)
01:42:57

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4th Week of May, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

2:15 MARKETS
2:25 BTC Price
Fear & Greed: https://twitter.com/BitcoinFear 
4:48 ETH Price
Fear & Greed: https://twitter.com/EthereumFear/status/1402566188144726021?s=20 
7:47 ETH/BTC Ratio
Episode w/ Ledger: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-49-the-state-of-the-charts 
8:57 DeFi Action
12:08 Cooldown
https://twitter.com/joel_john95/status/1402177944001269760?s=20 
15:49 NFT Bubble
https://protos.com/nft-market-bubble-popped-crypto-collectibles-are-over/ 
18:39 ETH Trading Volume
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1402240262911496192?s=20 
20:10 DeFi Lending Protocols
https://twitter.com/tokenterminal/status/1401901076903776260?s=20 

22:00 RELEASES
24:00 Uniswap V3 on Arbitrum
https://twitter.com/Uniswap/status/1400847744596598792?s=20 
27:45 Graph Protocol on Arbitrum
https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1402023407609421830?s=20 
28:11 Uniswap V3 Calculator
https://uniswapv3.flipsidecrypto.com/ 
34:33 Curve Volatility Algorithm
https://twitter.com/curvefinance/status/1402673150425509890?s=21 
37:00 Polygon
Polygon Scan: https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1402590551619162116 
HopProtocol: https://twitter.com/HopProtocol/status/1397983455821041664 
OKEx Withdrawals: https://twitter.com/OKEx/status/1402630589551890436 
Matcha Aggregator: https://twitter.com/matchaxyz/status/1402645756834553864 

42:45 NEWS
42:55 El Salvador
The Bill: https://twitter.com/nayibbukele/status/1402446890466217985?s=20 
Thread: https://twitter.com/CaitlinLong_/status/1401334421773504517?s=20 
Volcano Mining: https://twitter.com/jack/status/1402773957653241861?s=20 
1:02:25 NFTs on Aave
https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/nfts-are-coming-to-aave 
1:04:09 Bitcoin Ransomware Attacks
FBI Recovers: https://twitter.com/ericgeller/status/1401973177346109443?s=20 
$11M Payment: https://www.coindesk.com/ransomware-jbs-holdings-meat-producer 
1:07:25 Microstrategy BTC Bond
https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1401881368355876868?s=20 
1:13:22 Elizabeth Warren
https://twitter.com/senwarren/status/1402725005113364486?s=21 
Knives Out: https://twitter.com/nic__carter/status/1402755502715645953?s=20 
1:20:55 Quick News Takes
IRS: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/107590/irs-seeks-millions-in-fresh-funding-to-expand-crypto-tax-enforcement-and-hire-outside-experts 
CFTC: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/107769/cftc-commissioner-criticizes-defi-decries-lack-of-intermediaries 
Consumer Inflation: https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/inflation/current-inflation-rates/ 
Amazon DeFi: https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1402223350563344385?s=19 
BlockFi Raise: https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1402344595279822853?s=20 
Ledger Raise: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/107775/ledger-380-million-series-c-raise-dan-tapiero-10t-fund 
Solana Raise: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/107749/solana-labs-raises-314-million-funding-a16z-polychain-capital 
Coinbase 401k: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/108034/coinbase-forusall-401k-advisor-crypto-retirement-accounts 

1:24:30 TAKES
1:25:20 New Vision for Crypto
https://twitter.com/TheStalwart/status/1401842475564687361 
1:27:30 Gen Z is Coming
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1402462536419753985?s=21 
1:29:25 Single-Sign On
https://twitter.com/BrantlyMillegan/status/1402388133086367751 
1:31:14 BTC Physical, ETH Digital
1:34:09 Listener Question

1:36:25 What David’s Excited About
1:38:22 What Ryan’s Excited About
Panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mUCFRu4fkk 

1:40:50 MEME OF THE WEEK
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethtrader/comments/nvojaa/this_is_exactly_why_i_want_to_go_bankless/ 

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Jun 11, 2021
The Current State of DeFi | Vance Spencer, Santiago Santos, Spencer Noon
01:10:27

In this special episode of Bankless, we bring on some of the best minds in the space to discuss where DeFi is and where we're headed.

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The Current State of DeFi
Panel: Vance Spencer, Santiago Santos, and Spencer Noon

It feels like we're living out a crucial moment in the story of Decentralized Finance. A variety of perspectives will collectively yield that we are at a tipping point, from a macro and micro standpoint. As we witness the emergence of a new technological ecosystem, the stakes and implications are ever increasing. Thus it only makes sense to bring on a panel of some of DeFi's smartest minds to hold a summit on where we are and where we're heading.

This panel comprised of Santiago Santos of Parafi Capital, Vance Spencer of Framework Ventures, and Spencer Noon of the Variant Fund. In broad terms, DeFi refers to open, blockchain-based finance. The root of this stack consists of primitive financial services – the money verbs like borrowing, lending, trading, escrow, etc. It involves programming smart contracts to execute logic that transfers value on the blockchain. Within these parameters, there is infinite expressivity and room to explore.

The internet of value has set itself up to be a game of optimizing capital efficiency through logic. The winners of this game will be the protocols, apps, individuals, and institutions that minimize counterparty risk while maximizing anti-fragility and resilience. The key here is finding ways to balance the values of consumer agency and protection with the power of capital efficiency. Maximalism and absolutes will be pushed to the margin as the realities of tradeoffs become increasingly apparent.

DeFi, despite its youth, has shown itself to be resilient and deeply anti-fragile. Good logic doesn't break. As it matures, the growth and depth of DeFi infrastructure will demonstrably contribute to its Lindy effect. The total addressable market (TAM) of this ecosystem difficult to quantify, as it is a non-zero game that currently encapsulates the entire global economy at present. Conversations like these should leave an informed viewer feeling optimistic, inspired, and determined to face the obstacles ahead with resolve and conviction.

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Resources:

Vance on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/pythianism?s=20 

Santiago on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/santiagoroel?s=20 

Spencer on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/spencernoon?s=20 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:00 Santiago, Vance, and Spencer
5:40 What is DeFi?
12:01 Can't Be Evil
17:10 Total Addressable Market
20:39 DeFi Eating the World
24:50 Capitulating Institutions
31:26 Regulatory Winter
34:39 Stablecoins and Yield
44:36 El Salvador & Usability
49:30 Uniswap V3
57:51 Layer 2 Madness
1:05:21 Being About That Life
1:09:10 Closing & Disclaimers

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Jun 10, 2021
SotN #49- The State of the Charts, with Ledger Status
01:36:12

In this week's State of the Nation, we bring on UpOnly co-host Brian Krogsgard (AKA LedgerStatus) to teach us about the charts. This is the official Bankless TA episode 📈

State of the Nation is live-streamed on the Youtube Channel – Tuesdays at 11am PT.
This week's episode is airing two hours early -- 9am PT / 12pm ET
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State of the Nation #49: The State of the Charts
Guest: LedgerStatus

Bankless is not a trading or market-specific podcast by any means, but the chaos we have observed in the markets over the past several months warrants discussion. So we brought on Brian Krogsgard (AKA Ledger Status) to help us understand the price action in the markets from a variety of perspectives. Brian is a host on the Ledger Status and UpOnly podcasts, and co-founder of the FlipMetrics data platform.

Brian introduces the concept of investing and trading as a pyramid -- at the bottom of the pyramid lies fundamentals and an overall investing thesis. As one moves up the pyramid, the time frames become increasingly shorter, and at the top are the pure psychological and analytical-based trades. Having sound plans throughout this pyramid is what makes for strong investing. Fundamentals, narratives, and tactics form a holistic approach which dictates how you should execute rotations and denominate wealth.

Ledger screens by fundamentals, and enters by technicals, while keeping the tactical side of things as simple as possible to avoid "analysis paralysis." The technical top of the pyramid is influenced by market psychology, and is inherently chaotic and more difficult to grasp. With a broad approach to playing this money game, Brian went down the DeFi rabbit hole throughout the course of 'DeFi Summer' in 2020. The object of this game is a quest to get more ETH. Although there are countless ways to view a chart, these 'horoscopes' can easily become self-fulfilling prophecies when it comes to aggregate market psychology.

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Resources:

Ledger on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ledgerstatus?s=20 

Flip Metrics:
https://flipmetrics.com/ 

UpOnly:
https://uponly.tv/ 

Ledger Status Podcast:
https://ledgerstatus.com/ 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
7:12 Brian Krogsgard aka Ledger
10:53 The DeFi/Miami Rabbit Hole
15:35 Trading, Narratives, and Fundamentals
22:25 The Work of Savvy Investing
27:41 The Approach
36:30 Diving into the Charts
39:40 The BTC Death Cross
42:15 Ledger's Favorite Charts
45:23 Moving Averages
51:43 Where do I wanna buy?
55:26 Decoupling, Dragging, & PR
1:03:59 Visualizing 2017 and Psychology
1:08:00 The Not So Happy Scenario
1:11:00 The Happier Scenario (For ETH)
1:15:00 ETH / DeFi Ratio
1:20:28 DeFi's and Tech Growth Stocks
1:25:55 Flip Metrics
1:28:27 So... Up or Down?
1:35:15 Closing & Disclaimers

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Jun 09, 2021
68 - Bull Case for DeFi II | Vance Spencer
01:50:39

Vance Spencer returns to Bankless to refresh his takes from his last appearance, 'The Bull Case For DeFi.' His predictions have held up exceptionally well, and listen in as he takes us through what Layer 2 means for the DeFi space.

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Bankless Podcast #68 - DeFi Verticals
Guest: Vance Spencer

Framework's Vance Spencer returns to Bankless nine months after his first appearance, 'The Bull Case for DeFi.' A lot has happened in the space since then, but his perspective holds up as salient and sharp. He and investing partner Michael Anderson have built a venture fund that invests in people.

With a healthy mix of on-chain and venture investments, Framework has consistently led as a thesis-driven firm with a clear focus on DeFi. Primitives, aggregators, and apps comprise a diverse and thoughtful portfolio representing a successful past and bullish future. It is increasingly apparent that capital efficiency is the game that DeFi projects are playing to gobble up market share.

Vance brings a uniquely holistic approach to investing in the space, discussing the verticalization of DeFi and seeking projects that leverage the smart contract money legoes to optimize front ends. The space's growth depends on building out payment rails, optimizing MEV, and exploring the world of rollups as a massive upgrade to the DeFi Sandbox. Stay tuned for hot predictions towards the end – this is somebody to listen to.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:00 Vance Spencer of Framework
9:15 Accelerating Innovation & TVL
12:25 Bullish Bear Market
15:00 Optimism, ETH, and BTC
20:11 Long-term Market Cycles
24:23 Speculation, Value, and Resilience
29:06 Narratives and Volatility
35:41 The DeFi Sandbox Today
42:14 What to Build Next
47:30 Institutional Aave
51:40 Enterprise Blockchain
56:03 Regulation
59:54 DeFi Layer 2 Summer
1:09:57 Derivatives & Games
1:13:30 Layer 2 Implications
1:19:40 Multi-Chain DeFi
1:23:44 Ultra-Sound Values
1:28:29 Eating the World
1:31:40 Information and DAOs
1:37:02 Be About That Life
1:42:00 Predictions
1:48:18 Framework Ventures
1:50:54 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Vance on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/pythianism?s=20 

The Bull Case for DeFi:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-bull-case-for-defi-vance-spencer 

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Jun 07, 2021
ROLLUP: 1st Week of June (Miami Bitcoin Conference, Arbitrum Layer 2 DeFi Summer, Coinbase Apple)
01:24:30

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4th Week of May, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

1:39 MARKETS
1:50 BTC Price. Death Cross?
https://rektcapital.substack.com/p/bitcoin-death-cross-coming-soon 
6:55 ETH Price
Monthly: https://twitter.com/coinalyzetool/status/1399647743602212866?s=20 
Exchanges: https://twitter.com/mskvsk/status/1400379607786962944?s=20 
12:37 ETH / BTC Ratio
13:53 DeFi Action
DPI Inflows: https://twitter.com/AlphaLemonade/status/1399843969366827010?s=20 
19:20 DEX Volume
https://twitter.com/DocumentEther/status/1399304548745842688?s=20 
20:40 Uniswap
Volume Dominance: https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1398757151850573830?s=20 
V3 Competition: https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1398757151850573830?s=20 
24:25 Flippening Tracker
https://twitter.com/lars0x/status/1399734913218355201?s=20 

28:15 RELEASES
29:30 Arbitrum Launch
https://offchain.medium.com/introducing-arbitrum-one-our-mainet-beta-ed0e9b63b435 
34:17 Coinbase, Visa, Apple, Google
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/106825/coinbase-links-its-visa-debit-card-with-apple-pay-google-pay 
35:40 Gnosis & Erigon Client
https://twitter.com/gnosispm/status/1400092066483421186?s=21 
36:45 Argent Uniswap Multicall
https://www.argent.xyz/blog/uniswap-multicall/ 
38:38 MakerDAO Multi-Chain
https://forum.makerdao.com/t/a-multichain-strategy-and-roadmap-for-maker/8380 

41:10 NEWS
41:20 Uniswap Makes CCTV!
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1400137814923218944?s=21 
42:50 Yuan on Ethereum?
https://www.coindesk.com/ex-head-of-chinas-digital-yuan-effort-says-cbdcs-could-operate-on-ethereum 
45:40 Goldman Sachs Flippening?
https://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/ether-high-chance-eclipsing-bitcoin-dominant-store-value-eth-btc-2021-5-1030464237 
46:17 MATIC & Bitwise
https://twitter.com/BitwiseInvest/status/1399822479795838982?s=20 
49:14 Virtual Land on Ethereum
https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-get-virtual-land-on-ethereum 
52:25 Bitcoin Car
https://twitter.com/NBCSportsPR/status/1400109891952549889?s=20 
55:07 Bitconnect Charged
https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2021-90 
56:20 India Rolling Back Regulations
https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1399368671194091520?s=20 
57:22 News Quick Bites
Beacon Chain: https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1399734788601171972?s=20 
Circle Investment: https://cointelegraph.com/news/stablecoin-company-earns-record-level-investment-sum-for-a-crypto-outfit 
Unicode ETH Character: https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1397930556763955200 

1:00:00 TAKES
1:02:00 Crypto Pays to be Online
https://twitter.com/cooopahtroopa/status/1398053971718152193?s=21 
1:03:55 Long or Short Civilization
https://twitter.com/hamandcheese/status/1398370867344781323?s=20 
1:07:30 Price Affects Security
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1400137477680209921?s=20 
1:09:26 Price Equals Security
https://twitter.com/scott_lew_is/status/1400165219364708356?s=20 
1:12:03 Decoupling over Eras
https://twitter.com/zhusu/status/1400334090323206144?s=20 

1:14:30 What David’s Excited About
1:18:04 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:21:48 MEME OF THE WEEK
https://twitter.com/nanexcool/status/1398260516582211585?s=20 

1:22:45 Closing & Disclaimers

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Jun 04, 2021
SotN #48 - Arbitrum LAUNCH, w/ Arbitrum Team
01:37:15

Arbitrum is one of Ethereum's hottest L2 scaling solutions, and it has LAUNCHED
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State of the Nation #48: Arbitrum LAUNCH
Guests:
Co-Founder & CEO: Steven Goldfeder
CTO: Harry Kalodner

Steven Goldfeder is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Offchain Labs. He holds a PhD from Princeton University, where he worked at the intersection of cryptography and cryptocurrencies. Harry Kalodner is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Offchain Labs, where he leads the engineering team. Before Offchain, he attended Princeton as a PhD candidate, where his research explored economics, anonymity, and incentive compatibility of cryptocurrencies.

Arbitrum released its Mainnet for Developers last Friday. This is an EVM-Compatible Layer 2 Optimistic Rollup, which allows for scaling Ethereum's app layer without sacrificing layer 1 Ethereum security & consensus. This is a massive step forward for the blockchain space and a culmination of years of technical research and testing. This is a milestone in effectively scaling blockchains, while maintaining core cypherpunk values.

There are tremendous opportunities and possibilities in this new digital real estate. This hub of optimized blockspace keeps the economic security guarantees of Ethereum and poses to greatly improve the DeFi user experience. To scale to a billion users, projects like Arbitrum need to earn legitimacy and demonstrate efficacy as the Ethereum ecosystem continues to mature. In the immediate term, the next few months will be exciting to watch - will we see a DeFi Layer 2 Summer?

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Resources:

Arbitrum:
https://arbitrum.io/ 
Arbitrum Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/arbitrum?s=20 
Arbitrum Discord:
http://discord.gg/5KE54JwyTs 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Buffer
0:30 Intro
9:48 Arbitrum's Steven and Harry
13:00 Shipping A Layer 2 Product
17:51 A Fair Launch, Equal Opportunity
21:36 Migrating dApps to Layer 2
25:43 A Flourishing Ecosystem
29:17 Bridging the User Experience
33:16 Different than a Sidechain
36:50 Layer 2 ETH Fees
41:10 Resources & Scaling
47:03 Delay Period for Exiting
54:11 Complexity of Rollups
58:30 A Digital Nation-State
1:06:23 Ether is the Reserve Currency
1:11:23 Layer 2 DeFi Summer
1:16:30 Chainlink and Arbitrum
1:20:54 Squeezing the MEV Balloon
1:25:28 Predictions, DeFi Summer
1:30:50 Final Thoughts
1:36:38 Closing & Disclaimers

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Jun 02, 2021
67 - The Altcoin Slayer | Eric Wall
02:01:42

Eric Wall is a prominent thinker and contrarian in the crypto space. He has an independent mind and is unafraid to bust through groupthink and act as an ideological razor for the crypto community.

In this episode, Eric dives deeply into a variety of profound takes on Bitcoin, Ethereum, and his approach to the community.

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Bankless Podcast #66: The Altcoin Slayer
Guest: Eric Wall

Eric Wall is CIO of Arcane Assets, and a well-known (and often infamous) writer and thinker in the crypto space. He has engaged in arguments with camps and tribes throughout the space, remaining unapologetically independent and committed to his values. Though a Bitcoiner at heart, Eric has come around on Ethereum as the ecosystem has matured.

In this episode, we dive into values and the ethos of crypto that Eric fights for. As a principled believer in trustless systems and decentralization, Eric walks through many of the big-picture obstacles and accomplishments of the crypto space. Viewing this landscape with a digital biologist's lens, we address these projects as digital organisms, following many of the same laws we see in nature. Wherever organisms exist, Darwin is nearby.

Eric brings a refreshing and unfiltered set of takes to the Bankless Podcast, reminiscent of other independent thinkers we've had on like Hasu. Regardless of your opinions on Eric, he represents an important part of the blockchain conversation. He serves as an ideological razor, giving no one the benefit of the doubt and prioritizing accountability and earned legitimacy.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:45 Eric Wall, the Altcoin Slayer
7:45 The Term “Trustless”
16:58 Eric’s Approach to Crypto
22:50 Networks are Organisms
31:50 Survival of the Fittest
41:50 Bitcoin vs Layer 2
59:15 Tribes vs Facts
1:06:30 Eric’s ETH Journey
1:21:43 Thoughts on Proof of Stake
1:31:14 Is ETH Money?
1:40:58 What ETH Gets Wrong
1:53:55 Navigating the Frontier
2:01:00 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Eric on Twitter
https://twitter.com/ercwl?s=20 
Proof of Stake is Less Wasteful
https://ercwl.medium.com/proof-of-stake-is-less-wasteful-b2854a191766#:~:text=Image%20of%20a%20diesel%20generator,ever%20had%20on%20the%20platform
ETH is Irreplaceable
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/eth-is-irreplaceable 

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May 31, 2021
Friday 5/29 Livestream w/ David & Anthony Sassano
01:07:12

Every week(ish), David and Anthony do a Friday Weekly Livestream to chat about the week in Ethereum, the markets, and whats coming in the short term future. 

Enjoy this unscripted conversation!

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May 29, 2021
ROLLUP: 4th Week of May (Uniswap WSJ | Arbitrum Launch | Gamestop NFT)
01:45:12

Download the crypto meta to your brain in this weekly show.

3rd Week of May, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

0:45 MARKETS
1:20 BTC Price
2:13 ETH Price
7:13 ETH/BTC
8:38 ETH Volumes Big
https://twitter.com/RyanWatkins_/status/1397385373580398594?s=20 
10:18 DeFi Action
https://defipulse.com/ 
https://messari.io/asset/defipulse-index 
https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/DPIWETH/?exchange=UNISWAP 
12:39 The System Didn’t Break
https://twitter.com/raoulgmi/status/1397172575810228225?s=21 
16:15 Big Week for DeFi
https://twitter.com/jack_clancy93/status/1395399566644682757?s=20 
17:18 Tornado Flippen Zcash?
https://twitter.com/ameensol/status/1395534483202269187?s=19 
21:52 YFI Price Earnings
https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1396457032996245505?s=20 
24:05 Stablecoin Settlements Big
https://twitter.com/dmihal/status/1397124171050668033?s=20 

26:00 RELEASES
28:00 Arbitrum Launching
https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-scaler-arbitrum-is-launching-friday-with-developer-support-from-alchemy 
31:10 Uniswap on Arbitrum
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1397675094001045508?s=21 
32:42 Optimistic Etherscan
https://optimismpbc.medium.com/integrating-etherscan-24a3811a765c 
34:45 ETH’s Value on L2
https://twitter.com/hiljis/status/1397697744370900994?s=21 
42:15 Polygon SDK
https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1397558139256377345 
44:38 Gitcoin DAO
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-47-gitcoin-dao-and-gtc-token 
46:11 Coinbase Institutional
https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-institutional-is-proud-to-announce-the-unveiling-of-our-new-prime-offering-9790e068f0a9 

47:20 NEWS
47:30 Carl Icahn: ETH is Money
https://www.zerohedge.com/crypto/crypto-here-stay-carl-icahn-may-take-relatively-big-stake-digital-currency-space-prefers-eth 
50:44 Ray Dalio Prefers BTC to Bonds
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-24/bridgewater-s-ray-dalio-says-he-prefers-bitcoin-to-bonds 
53:19 “China Bans Bitcoin”
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/26/major-china-bitcoin-mining-hub-lays-out-harsher-crackdown-measures.html 
57:44 Cuban Tracker: Polygon
https://www.coindesk.com/mark-cuban-invests-in-ethereum-layer-2-polygon 
59:51 Gamestop NFT
https://nft.gamestop.com/ 
1:02:24 Bitcoin, Michael Taylor, and Elon
https://twitter.com/michael_saylor/status/1396915801492439044?s=20 
Take:  https://twitter.com/nanexcool/status/1397000162459930624?s=20 
1:07:15 Businesses Must Report
https://www.coindesk.com/us-treasury-calls-for-businesses-to-report-crypto-transfers-of-10k-to-the-irs 
1:10:14 FED Digital Currency
https://twitter.com/CNBCnow/status/1395440279004618760?s=20 
1:12:08 Coinbase 🤝 Goldman
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/105853/coinbase-former-goldman-sachs-faryar-shirzad-chief-policy-officer 
1:13:35 Quick Bites 
PayPal: https://www.coindesk.com/paypal-will-let-customers-withdraw-crypto-exec-says 
Apple? https://www.coindesk.com/apple-is-looking-for-crypto-experience-in-alternative-payments-job-post?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true&s=09 
1confirmation: https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-vc-1confirmation-raises-125m-for-third-fund 
COIN: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/24/coinbase-stock-initiation-goldman-sachs.html 

1:16:00 TAKES
1:17:00 Anti-Crypto Bag Bias
https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1395457904027869184?s=21 
1:23:25 Volatility is not Unhealthy
https://twitter.com/MichaelIppo/status/1395452094556086285?s=20 
1:24:00 DeFi Protocols are Michael Saylor
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1397161855387308032?s=20 
1:27:50 Money Game Landscape
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-the-money-game-landscape 
1:29:40 The Cycle
https://twitter.com/tbr90/status/1397185395603935232?s=21 
1:32:23 Rethink Work
https://twitter.com/nateliason/status/1397719837204418561?s=20 
1:33:52 There be Monsters
https://twitter.com/udiWertheimer/status/1397738091452981248?s=20 

1:35:40 What David’s Excited About

1:38:00 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:41:45 MEME OF THE WEEK
https://twitter.com/EthereumMemes/status/1397268903198400517/photo/1 

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May 28, 2021
AMA - Liquity & LUSD | Founder Robert Lauko
01:01:04

Liquity is a new governance-minimized stablecoin on Ethereum!

Liquidity offers some competitive advantages over other decentralized stablecoins
- Low collateral requirements. Only 110% collateral is required vs MakerDAOs 150%
- Governance minimization. Liquity is attempting to be a protocol, not a platform. Thus, it is trying to minimize human discretion!
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Robert Lauko on Twitter
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May 27, 2021
SotN #47 - Gitcoin DAO & $GTC token, with Kevin Owocki
01:04:08

Gitcoin is turning itself into Gitcoin DAO, governed by the community and GTC holders!

Come learn all about Gitcoin DAO, GTC distribution, and the responsibilities of the governors!

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State of the Nation #47: Gitcoin DAO & $GTC token
Guest: Kevin Owocki

In this week's State of the Nation, we bring on Kevin Owocki to discuss the decentralization and DAO-ization of public goods funding platform Gitcoin, and the launch of their $GTC token. Kevin is the former benevolent dictator (CEO) of Gitcoin and a General in the war against Moloch (human coordination failure).

The purpose of Gitcoin is to provide a platform for open-source software developers to acquire funding for their projects. Kevin mentions that open-source creates $500B in economic value yearly. In the crypto space, and on the internet at large, open-source development means that something is free to use, fork, or build on. This accessibility has been a driving force behind web development, and Gitcoin's mission is to create a business model for open-source software developers. Gitcoin has raised around $20M since its initial launch in November 2017.

Gitcoin DAO is seeking to meme itself into the Quadratic Lands, where public goods are well-funded and digital democracy reigns. As Gitcoin has grown, it has come to the point in which a DAO is more well-served for Gitcoin's goals of activism and open-source development. Anti-fragility and distributing points-of-failure are key benefits of transitioning into a DAO. The alignment of incentives between the individual and society is crucial for optimizing capital efficiency and organically generating a better society.

GTC = Grow The Community

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Resources:

Coordination Failures
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/know-thy-enemy-coordination-failures 

Claim GTC
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-claim-gitcoin-token 

Gitcoin
https://gitcoin.co/ 

Quadratic Lands
https://gitcoin.co/quadraticlands/ 

Kevin on Twitter
https://twitter.com/owocki?s=20 

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May 26, 2021
66 - Crypto’s Existential Threat | MEV Panel: Phil Daian, Georgios Konstanopolus, Charlie Noyes
01:51:19

Phil Daian is a researcher and software engineer and is leading the charge into mapping MEV with the Flashbots Project. Georgios Konstantopoulos and Charlie Noyes are both partners at Paradigm.

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Bankless Podcast #66: MEV Panel
Guests: Charlie Noyes, Phil Daian, & Georgios Konstantopolous

In this State of the Nation, we bring on big-brain experts behind projects like Paradigm and Flashbots to explain the complex but critical topic of MEV - commonly known as Miner Extractable Value, but as discussed in this episode, Maximum Extractable Value is a more appropriate descriptor. MEV is arguably the single most important unsolved problem in the crypto space.

In the context of incentives and network security, MEV generally refers to the ability of miners & validators to take advantage of their position as securers of the network. Blocks are verified by single entities, and these block producers have tremendous power when they are the ones adding a particular block to the blockchain. We refer to this instance as ‘God-Mode,’ in which a node has the power to assemble & order transactions at will. The threat here is the potential gaps between what is best for the network and what is best for the node.

As an internal and unbounded threat to blockchains, solving the problems that MEV presents is critical to maintaining proper consensus and ensuring decentralization and permissionless access. We take a deep dive into potential solutions, and the impact of EIP-1559 and Proof-of-Stake on MEV. Dive in to learn why despite the challenges ahead, Charlie says:

“In the absence of certainty, I’m willing to take the optimistic perspective.”

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Resources:

Phil on Twitter
https://twitter.com/phildaian?s=20 
Georgios on Twitter
https://twitter.com/gakonst?s=20 
Charlie on Twitter
https://twitter.com/_charlienoyes?s=20 
Exploring Ethereum’s Dark Forest with Dan Robinson
https://youtu.be/MtpRDqrCfbc 
Investing in DeFi Paradigms with Charlie Noyes
https://youtu.be/dQOhbb5HmLA 

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May 24, 2021
📺 ROLLUP: 3rd Week of May (Dip Week, The Rise of Polygon, Elon Crypto, Coinbase Outage, China)
01:25:53

Download the crypto meta to your brain in this weekly show. Rug Week.

3rd Week of May, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

4:08 MARKETS
4:18 BTC Price
5:25 ETH Price
6:50 ETH/BTC
8:05 Going a Full Cycle
12:00 What Caused the Dip?
https://twitter.com/BTCization/status/1395053801061634049?s=20 
18:40 The Rektoning
https://twitter.com/dytfin/status/1395007097461477379?s=21 
20:30 Now vs 2013
https://twitter.com/raoulgmi/status/1395150660660862987?s=21 
22:20 Exchange Outages
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/105366/exchanges-outages-market-volatility-eth 
22:57 DeFi Action
24:26 Greed & Fear Index
https://alternative.me/crypto/fear-and-greed-index/ 
27:00 EIP-1559 Bullish
https://twitter.com/hasufl/status/1395006497164308480?s=20 

29:07 RELEASES
30:30 Uniswap V3 Success
https://imgur.com/H53upPS 
33:50 Slingshot Launch
https://app.slingshot.finance/trade/m/MATIC/USDC 
35:14 Coinbase Wallet Extension
https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/1394369329408454668?s=20 
37:05 Miso
https://miso.sushi.com/ 

41:40 NEWS
41:55 Erratic Elon Musk
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1393995872413888518?s=20 
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1395352073550532613?s=20 
48:07 The Rise of Polygon
https://twitter.com/SushiSwap/status/1393215036076658688?s=20 
https://www.delphidigital.io/reports/polygon-the-swiss-army-knife-of-scaling-solutions/ 
https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1395047808860708870?s=20 
57:48 Sleuthing Mark Cuban
https://twitter.com/0xBay/status/1393987720649662464?s=20 
58:38 Cathie Wood & ETH
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1394761387302432769?s=20 
59:50 Ebay NFT Sales
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/104508/ebay-offering-nft-sales 
1:00:18 BlockFi BTC Oops
https://www.coindesk.com/blockfi-botches-promo-outsized-bitcoin-reward-payments 
1:02:15 China Crypto Stance
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/105190/china-self-regulatory-organizations-crypto 
1:03:25 Bank of America on Ethereum
https://blockworks.co/bank-of-america-leans-into-blockchain-to-speed-settlements/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T 
1:04:05 Wells Fargo & Crypto?
https://cointelegraph.com/news/wells-fargo-investment-institute-to-onboard-crypto-clients-by-next-month 
1:04:22 BSC Instability
https://twitter.com/ProofOfBags/status/1395235478216060935?s=20 
1:06:40 News Quick Bites
https://www.microstrategy.com/en/investor-relations/financial-documents/microstrategy-acquires-additional-10m-in-bitcoin-at-average-price-of-43-663_05-18-2021 
https://thedefiant.io/yearn-finance-seizes-dip-and-buys-back-1-47m-of-yfi-token/ 
https://twitter.com/ProofOfBags/status/1395235478216060935?s=20 
https://twitter.com/argentHQ/status/1394584739160469504?s=20 
https://blog.deversifi.com/deversifi-closes-oversubscribed-round-lead-by-parafi 
https://www.coindesk.com/defi-dashboard-zapper-raises-15m-to-build-on-platform-app-store 

1:09:40 TAKES
1:11:00 DeFi Summer Round 2
https://twitter.com/rewkang/status/1394788692749922304?s=21 
1:15:48 Dave Portnoy & Meme Coins
https://twitter.com/stoolpresidente/status/1394379356487757834?s=20 
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1394402282658308100?s=20 
1:18:48 Volatility Scares Institutions
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-17/elon-musk-is-now-blowing-up-the-wall-street-case-for-bitcoin 

1:20:05 What David’s Excited About

1:21:17 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:23:10 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/NeerajKA/status/1395344179371421697?s=20 
https://twitter.com/DocumentEther/status/1394982948085116932?s=20 

1:24:15 Closing & Disclaimers

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May 21, 2021
65 - Crypto, Legacy, and Value | Mark Yusko
01:48:12

Mark Yusko has been at the forefront of institutional investing throughout his career, in both the legacy and crypto. He is the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management.

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Bankless Podcast #65 - Crypto, Legacy, and Value
Guest: Mark Yusko

Mark W. Yusko is a seasoned investor in both traditional and crypto finance, and is the managing partner of Morgan Creek Capital. Notably, he is also an avid fan of Pokemon Go. In this episode, Mark provides a deep and logical basis for a sound decision matrix in the world of investing. He emphasizes broad narrative context, addressing themes reminiscent of our episode with historian Joshua Rosenthal on 'The Crypto Renaissance.'

Mark explores the speculative frenzy in the markets and how it is indicative of a fiat-based financial system that has run its course. Continuous printing has gameified the economy, and crony capitalism has created an environment where you are either in or you're out. If you're in, then you're an incumbent who is incentivized to maintain the status quo. The centralization of power makes progress hard and proper equity even harder.

As a long-term investor who prioritizes values & principles, Mark discusses money as a shared illusion, and notes that value is relative. He presents salient takes on crypto's role in the broad shifts driven by the inevitable failing of incumbent institutions. His worldview feels compatible with the Bankless narrative, and towards the end of the episode, we discuss how Ethereum fits into all of this.

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Mark on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/MarkYusko?s=20 

Morgan Creek Capital:
https://www.morgancreekcap.com/ 

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May 17, 2021
ROLLUP: 2nd Week of May, 2021 Vitalik Rugs For Charity | Elon & Bitcoin | Balancer V2
01:38:43

Download the crypto meta to your brain in this weekly show. Rug Week.

2nd Week of May, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

3:18 MARKETS
3:30 BTC Price
5:13 ETH Price
9:02 ETH/BTC Ratio
https://ratiogang.com/ 
12:17 DeFi Action
15:45 Garbage Szn
https://twitter.com/lawmaster/status/1391979415547035650?s=20 
20:00 ETH Market Cap
https://twitter.com/documentether/status/1392355955816353793?s=21 
21:00 ETH Fees
https://twitter.com/LucasOutumuro/status/1392152205323603970?s=20 
22:11 Justin Drake Analysis
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1391998216044953601?s=20 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U9cGxGY3_t7m4MEIpjKWtRcA2zRajywaxMCZYqbF9eI/edit#gid=0 

29:30 RELEASES
30:40 Dfinity Internet Computer
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/104146/dfinity-launches-internet-computer 
35:45 Balancer V2
https://medium.com/balancer-protocol/the-most-flexible-and-efficient-amm-is-live-meet-balancer-v2-2451a22779b3 
37:48 Arbitrum Mainnet for Devs
https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1392568807995097089 
40:37 BTCx2 FLI Index Coop
https://medium.com/indexcoop/introducing-the-btc-2x-flexible-leverage-index-38688749b1ab 

43:10 NEWS
43:30 Elon Rug Pull
https://twitter.com/elonmusk 
45:56 Vitalik Rugs for Charity
https://twitter.com/hudsonjameson/status/1392554160952905728?s=21 
50:50 Vitalik: UNI should be Oracle Token
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1392313805955162113?s=20 
55:40 VanEck files for ETH ETF
https://twitter.com/EricBalchunas/status/1390738518536769543?s=20 
56:20 $1B in Volume
https://twitter.com/ukolodny/status/1390601561173381125 
https://twitter.com/kwenta_io/status/1390038926006624257 
57:16 Sushi swipes UNI url
https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1391950806857965574?s=20 
58:50 Yearn drops WOOFY
https://cointelegraph.com/news/yearn-finance-surges-45-as-it-joins-dog-pack-with-woofy 
1:03:04 CryptoPunks Christie’s Auction
https://decrypt.co/70609/cryptopunks-christies-sale 
1:06:03 Taproot Activation
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-taproot-activation-begun-miners-3-months-onboard 
1:08:39 GBTC 20% discount
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/104801/gbtc-record-low-over-20-discount 
1:10:08 Tom Brady Laser Eyes 
https://twitter.com/TomBrady?s=20 
1:10:30 Binance IRS & DOJ 
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/104836/binance-crypto-irs-us-government-investigation-report 

1:16:20 TAKES
1:18:20 Everyone gets a private key!
https://twitter.com/BrantlyMillegan/status/1389270115884097536 
1:22:37 No fees, no validators
https://twitter.com/wongisrite/status/1391924914567876609?s=20 
1:27:27 Ethereum Distributing Wealth
https://twitter.com/santiagoroel/status/1392325085407563784?s=21 
1:31:50 Fed’s Playing with Fire
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fed-is-playing-with-fire-11620684980 
1:33:48 Ultra Sound Community
https://twitter.com/ultrasoundmoney/status/1391746346076540932?s=20 
1:35:28 MEME of the Week
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethtrader/comments/nb7tgh/its_done_boiz/ 

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May 14, 2021
SotN #46 - The ETH Trade with Su Zhu & Kyle Davies of Three Arrows Capital
01:20:59

Su Zhu and Kyle Davies are legendary crypto investors & founders of crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital. They join the State of the Nation to discuss the bullish case for ETH.

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State of the Nation #46: The ETH Trade
Guests: Su Zhu & Kyle Davies

Su Zhu & Kyle Davies are renowned investors in the crypto space, and in this episode of State of the Nation, the Three Arrows Capital co-founders come on Bankless to discuss ETH as an investment, and more broadly, Ethereum as an ecosystem. They describe themselves as 'on-chain' maximalists, and we dive into how Ethereum boasts impressive on-chain metrics and its strong, fundamental narrative.

Big money likes productive assets, and ETH is proving itself to be highly productive as a capital asset. We discuss the flippening of Ether & Bitcoin, and the opportunity for it in this cycle. Su & Kyle make it clear that institutions are coming around on Ethereum, and the scope of the ecosystem is such that any EVM-compatible (composable with the Ethereum Virtual Machine) is in turn bullish for ETH.

Ethereum has painted six weekly green candles in a row and is indisputably red-hot at the time of this recording. Despite the bullish narrative, it remains difficult to properly measure the magnitude of this move. The inevitable unknowns do not frighten Three Arrows Capital, who explore denominating net worth in Ether. All in all, they leave us with some of the most bullish projections we have ever seen on the Bankless podcast.

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Resources:

ZhuSu on Twitter:
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Kyle Davies:
https://twitter.com/kyled116?s=20 

Three Arrows Capital:
https://www.threearrowscap.com/ 

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This Week on Bankless:

⚒️ TACTIC TUESDAY | RAI Arbitrage Opportunities
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-make-money-from-rai-arbitrage 
📈 MARKET MONDAY | The ETH Trade
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-eth-trade-market-monday 
🎙️ PODCAST | Legitimacy with Vitalik Buterin (5/10)
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-legitimacy-vitalik-buterin 
🧢 WEEKLY RECAP | Bankless DAO is Born (5/8)
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-dao-is-born-weekly-recap 
🗞️ WEEKLY ROLLUP | Uniswap V3, Bankless DAO (5/7)
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-uniswap-v3-btc-in-bank-accounts 

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May 12, 2021
64 - Legitimacy | Vitalik Buterin
01:57:22

Vitalik is back on Bankless to discuss his recent blog post: The Most Important Scarce Resource is Legitimacy.

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Bankless Podcast #64 - Legitimacy
Guest: Vitalik Buterin

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik returns to Bankless – "the greatest Ethereum podcast" – for a deep dive into one of his recent blog posts, titled "The Most Important Scarce Resource is Legitimacy." The catalyzing example for Vitalik's discussion of legitimacy comes from Bitcoin and Ethereum, who both have the power to mobilize a tremendous amount of capital but are restricted in how this capital is used. Vitalik posits that legitimacy is the deep and powerful social force behind this.

Legitimacy is a social phenomenon that describes things that are broadly and generally accepted in a coordination system. Without ascribing moral values, legitimacy can be seen as social reality - the status quo. Legitimate things include the de facto norms and collective expectations of groups, whether you like it or not.

According to Vitalik, there are a number of ways to achieve legitimacy: brute force, continuity (inertia), fairness, process, performance, and participation – these are not mutually exclusive. Cryptocurrencies and blockchain ecosystems 'earn' legitimacy by community acceptance and adoption, but the continued legitimacy of these things is dependent on maintaining that which made it legitimate in the first place: promises and proofs of decentralization & security.

Vitalik turns this discussion towards funding public goods. Ethereum can't summon capital for public goods without sacrificing the decentralization and soundness that give it legitimacy. However, these expectations are not carried as strongly in the app layer. This gives the ecosystem flexibility to coordinate and provide for the health of the network beyond base layer security & decentralization. Legitimacy determines our best practices for interacting with the world – understanding and wielding the power of this concept is necessary to maximize the benefits we bring to it.

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Resources:

The Most Important Scarce Resource is Legitimacy:
https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/03/23/legitimacy.html 

Vitalik on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin?s=20 

Vitalik's Blog:
https://vitalik.ca/ 

Vitalik's Bankless Appearances:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmkdAgtxf3agqnA5IieA7OkKBjlhx9mn- 

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This Week on Bankless:

🧢 WEEKLY RECAP | Bankless DAO is Born (4/24)
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-bonds-weekly-recap 
🗞️ WEEKLY ROLLUP | Uniswap V3, Bankless DAO (5/7)
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-uniswap-v3-btc-in-bank-accounts 
🧠 THOUGHT THURSDAY | Crypto Pawn Shops (5/6)
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-evolution-from-crypto-pawn-shops 
✏️ WRITER WEDNESDAY | The Never Sell Plan (5/5)
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-never-sell-plan 
🏴‍☠️ STATE OF THE NATION | Chainlink 2.0 God (5/4)
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-45-chainlink-20-with-chainlink 
🛠 IT’S TIME FOR BANKLESS DAO(5/4)
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/its-time-for-bankless-dao 

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May 10, 2021
ROLLUP: 1st Week of May (Uniswap V3, Elon Musk SNL Dogecoin, Bankless DAO, ETH & BTC)
01:27:56

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1st Week of May, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

2:15 MARKETS
2:25 BTC Price
2:50 ETH Price
4:55 The Treasury Reserve Asset
https://twitter.com/investindigital/status/1388164681228029952?s=21 
10:40 DeFi Action
12:20 Stablecoin Supply
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/data/decentralized-finance/stablecoins/total-stablecoin-supply-daily 
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/103901/tether-usdt-stablecoin-on-chain-volume-1-trillion-first-time 
14:30 DOGE. Much Price.
https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/dogecoin 

17:23 RELEASES
19:00 Uniswap V3 Mainnet Launch
https://twitter.com/Uniswap/status/1390012757970411520?s=20 
23:37 UNI V3 Demo
https://app.uniswap.org/#/swap 
28:15 V2 vs V3
https://imgur.com/a/FOVFRW4 
33:30 Meebits - Larva Labs
https://www.larvalabs.com/blog/2021-5-3-1-1/introducing-the-meebits 
36:55 OKEx L2 Deposit & Withdraw
https://www.okex.com/support/hc/en-us/articles/360060706511-OKEx-to-support-direct-deposits-and-withdrawals-onto-Ethereum-scaling-solution-Arbitrum 
38:20 zkDAI
https://medium.com/aztec-protocol/introducing-zkdai-into-the-aztec-private-rollup-203bd1b5164c 
39:41 Bankless DAO!
https://www.bankless.community/ 

49:10 NEWS
49:30 Polygon Making Moves
https://www.coindesk.com/polygon-launches-100m-fund-to-support-defi-adoption 
50:53 Vitalik the Billionaire
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ninabambysheva/2021/05/03/ethereums-27-year-old-co-creator-is-now-the-worlds-youngest-crypto-billionaire/?sh=107e47c07c94 
51:55 MakerDAO Returns Dev Fund
https://twitter.com/MakerDAO/status/1389211791721254913?s=20 
53:09 DeFi More Disruptive than BTC
https://www.coindesk.com/defi-more-disruptive-to-banks-than-bitcoin-says-ing 
54:50 Bankless DAO to Donate 100k to Charity
https://twitter.com/banklessDAO/status/1390348781158166528?s=20 
57:39 CNBC - ETH to $10K
https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1389626877795520514 
58:30 BTC in Bank Accounts
https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-banks-to-allow-bitcoin-trading-in-2021-says-nydig-execs 
1:00:47 Gary Vee - VeeFriends
https://www.veefriends.com/ 
1:03:19 Coinbase, Sotheby’s, & Banksy
https://twitter.com/CoinbaseNews/status/1389556297629057024 
1:03:47 Upshot 7.5M Raise & Beta Access
https://twitter.com/UpshotHQ/status/1390289645259395074?s=20 
1:06:00 CryptoPunks 1B Market Cap
https://twitter.com/VonMises14/status/1387501834017857537?s=20 
1:07:04 Institutions Adopting
https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1389970347609534464 
https://www.thestreet.com/investing/s-p-dow-jones-launches-bitcoin-ethereum-indices-amid-crypto-surge 
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/103617/paypal-has-held-exploratory-talks-about-launching-a-stablecoin-sources 
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/galaxy-digital-to-acquire-bitgo-to-form-pre-eminent-global-provider-of-digital-asset-financial-services-for-institutions-834031710.html 
1:09:07 Elon on SNL - The Dogefather
https://www.coindesk.com/elon-musk-dogecoin-snl 
1:10:45 a16z 1B Crypto Fund
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/103470/a16z-third-crypto-fund-1-billion 
1:11:12 Hal Finney would be 65 Today
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/n4uk78/today_is_hal_finneys_65th_birthday_rip_to_the/ 

1:12:00 TAKES
1:13:00 Ethereum is Green
https://our.status.im/ethereum-is-green/ 
1:16:45 Charlie Munger: Peak Cope
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoins-success-is-disgusting-berkshires-charlie-munger 
1:18:58 At $3, ETH was a Joke
https://twitter.com/evabeylin/status/1389039259504447488?s=20 
1:19:30 Get a Job
https://twitter.com/crypto_bobby/status/1390100698344443907?s=20 

1:22:37 What David’s Excited About

1:24:36 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:25:35 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1389384758929641484?s=20 

1:26:40 Closing & Disclaimers

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May 07, 2021
RELEASE: Gary Vee DEBUTS VeeFriends NFTs!
52:47

Gary Vaynerchuk (aka GaryVee), serial entrepreneur and Chairman of VaynerX, today released his first NFT collection called VeeFriends.

VeeFriends:
https://www.veefriends.com/ 
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May 06, 2021
SotN #45 - Chainlink 2.0 with Chainlink God
01:25:47

This is the first piece of Bankless content focusing on Chainlink. Who better to tell us about the decentralized oracle solution than ChainLinkGod himself?

State of the Nation is live-streamed on Tuesdays at 11am PT.

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📈 Market Monday (5/3): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-flippening-market-monday 
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May 05, 2021
63 - The Crypto Renaissance | Josh Rosenthal
01:39:48

Josh Rosenthal is a former historian and is now a partner at 6ixth Event Cataclysmic Capital. In today's episode, we take a wide lens and examine the similarities between the European Renaissance and what is happening in today's society with both the internet and blockchain technology.

Will future historians call this the Crypto Renaissance?

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Bankless Podcast #63 - The Crypto Renaissance
Guest: Josh Rosenthal

Josh Rosenthal holds a Ph.D. in Late Medieval / Early Modern European History, and received a Fulbright Scholarship to the Sorbonne’s Institute for Advanced Studies, think tank mixing culture, history, and technology. Josh is no longer a practicing historian and is instead a partner at ‘6ixth Event Cataclysmic Capital’, which supports early-stage founders targeting cataclysmic impact.

Here on Bankless, we do not necessarily view history as repetitive, but certainly as cyclical. If you're haven't already, check out Strauss & Howe's book 'The Fourth Turning' for a sober and salient account of what modern historiography is missing when it comes to interpreting societal ebbs and flows. Historical patterns are difficult to objectively pin down and create uniform laws that apply across the life cycle of a civilization. However, there are key concepts that are sticky and are often found in pivotal moments in history.

In this episode with Josh, we explore the sticky concepts of value and information.What does it mean for society when there are massive infrastructural changes to these things? The progress of civilization, on a macro scale, inevitably boils down to how we view, understand, create, and distribute communication and commerce. The European Renaissance, beginning in the 15th Century, is a fascinating example of a society undergoing fundamental changes in its relationship with value and information.

Two pieces of technology, the Printing Press and Double-Entry Bookkeeping, laid the foundation for a massive societal revolution that launched Europe into modernity. The late Middle Ages were increasingly hierarchical, in which value & information were held by an oligarchic feudal system. The Printing Press was a communication technology that decentralized access to information, such that Martin Luther was able to use it to spark the Protestant Reformation. Double-Entry Bookkeeping was an ancient practice rediscovered in Italy in around 1300, and this financial technology catapulted the Medici family into a flourishing age of art, culture, and redistribution.

The pendulum of history, according to Josh, swings between aggregation and distribution. Are we experiencing a pendulum swing now? Is the Internet the Printing Press of the information age? Will Blockchain Technology be the revolutionary piece of fintech that Double-Entry Bookkeeping was? Are we at the start of the next Renaissance – a Crypto Renaissance?

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:40 Josh Rosenthal, PhD
6:43 The Later Middle Ages
11:23 Value and Information
14:35 Physical Power
16:20 A Permissioned Life
22:25 The Disillusionment Bubble
25:15 The Renaissance & Value
32:48 The Renaissance & Information
41:40 Technology, the Catalyst
47:05 Fulfillment of the Internet
53:45 Demons Pooping & Early Memes
1:02:11 Money Printer Go BRR
1:07:30 Satoshi & Martin Luther
1:11:25 A Digital Renaissance
1:20:10 A Genie and a Bottle
1:25:03 Get Involved in Crypto Art
1:29:33 Prep with Crypto
1:31:52 Working for Crypto
1:36:20 Change over Time
1:38:36 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

6ixth Event
https://www.go6ixthevent.com/ 

Josh on Twitter
https://twitter.com/JoshuaRosenthal?s=20 

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May 03, 2021
ROLLUP: 5th Week of April (ETH All Time High, Eminem NFT, Tesla Sells BTC, JP Morgan Crypto Fund)
01:18:20

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5th Week of April, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

3:55 MARKETS
4:05 BTC Price
4:25 ETH Price
ETH Market Cap
https://decrypt.co/69493/ethereum-flips-paypal-top-25-global-assets-market-cap?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=feed&utm_source=flipboard 
ETH/BTC
https://ratiogang.com/ 
12:40 DeFi Action

14:45 RELEASES
16:00 Aave Liquidity Mining
https://cointelegraph.com/news/lending-giant-aave-set-to-launch-liquidity-mining-program? 
19:40 Stocks Live on Kwenta - FAANGT
https://blog.kwenta.io/stocks-are-now-live-on-kwenta/
22:06 Nexus Protocol Cover 
https://medium.com/nexus-mutual/nexus-is-growing-protocol-cover-is-live-56752446ec57 
23:25 Yearn Quarterly Report - Analyst’s Dream
https://github.com/yearn/yearn-pm/blob/master/financials/reports/2021Q1-yearn-quarterly-report.pdf 
26:00 Balancer Labs & Gnosis
https://medium.com/balancer-protocol/the-crypto-cinematic-universe-crossover-event-of-the-summer-balancer-gnosis-protocol-bgp-638568aa0385 
CowSwap DEX
https://twitter.com/MEVprotection/status/1387392829731770375 

28:30 NEWS
28:40 EIP-1559 July 14th
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1385624541586608132?s=20 
30:05 EU 2 Year Digital Bond
https://www.coindesk.com/european-investment-bank-issues-121m-digital-notes-using-ethereum 
31:21 Tether & Coinbase Pro
https://twitter.com/coinbasepro/status/1385359434411556868?s=21 
33:35 Metamask 5 Million Users
https://consensys.net/blog/metamask/metamask-surpasses-5-million-monthly-active-users/ 
$400k per day in revenue
https://twitter.com/tomhschmidt/status/1387680567492104192 
36:42 Why Gas is Cheaper
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1386180278817759235 
37:47 Ethereum on CNN
https://www.reddit.com/gallery/n0fjfd 
39:40 Eminem & Nifty Gateway
https://niftygateway.com/collections/eminemopens 
40:58 Satoshi Disappeared
https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterizzo/2021/04/26/10-years-ago-today-bitcoin-creator-satoshi-nakamoto-sent-his-final-message/?sh=66bd26dc10dd 
43:05 Tesla Sells 18% BTC
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/102899/q1-earnings-show-tesla-sold-off-272m-of-its-btc-purchase 
Tesla Makes Money
https://www.wsj.com/articles/tesla-makes-more-money-trading-bitcoin-than-selling-cars-11619517615 
46:09 JP Morgan Bitcoin Fund
https://www.coindesk.com/jpmorgan-to-let-clients-invest-in-bitcoin-fund-for-first-time-sources 
47:06 Nexon allocates $100M for BTC
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/103058/game-maker-nexon-100-million-bitcoin 
49:30 Visa Moving Into Crypto in a ‘Very Big Way’
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/103048/visa-ceo-crypto-earnings-call-comments 
50:30 PayPal CEO Bullish Crypto
https://time.com/5957001/paypal-cryptocurrencty-bitcoin-dan-schulman/ 
51:42 PayPal on Coinbase
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/103311/coinbase-paypal-us-users-buy-crypto 

53:00 TAKES
54:30 Collateralize your ETH and Borrow Against It
https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1385710606750162946?s=21 
1:01:02 Retail SquishChaos - ETH $30k to $150k
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z1cc7ZnVC_qk8X_veELrsiftOVXcN06P/view 
1:03:48 Crypto Fund Two Prime
https://twoprime.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Two-Prime-Inst-Ethereum-Investment-sunday-1.pdf 
1:04:17 JP Morgan Report
https://twitter.com/santiagoroel/status/1387417522777956354 
1:05:23 ETH supply has no floor
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1387627204369031170?s=20 
1:07:04 $50M Stolen on BSC Uniswap Clone
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1387427596682645508?s=20 

1:10:54 What David is excited about

1:13:13 What Ryan is excited about

1:15:10 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1387526059197976582?s=20 
Bonus Meme
https://twitter.com/EthereumMemes/status/1386033457894203393?s=20 

1:17:30 Closing & Disclaimers

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Apr 30, 2021
AMA with Scoopy Trooples of Alchemix
01:19:34

These are hosted the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month, so mark your calendars, tune in, and ask questions!
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Apr 29, 2021
SotN #44: Modeling Ultra Sound Money | Justin Drake
01:33:59

Justin Drake is a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation and is leading the charge of applied cryptography to the Ethereum network. This is the third time Justin has come on the podcast.

If you haven't yet, dive into our first two episodes with Justin, 'The Bull Case for Cryptography' and 'Ultra Sound Money.' This episode rolls out how we can understand Ultra Sound Money using data-driven models.

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State of the Nation #44: Modeling Ultra Sound Money
Guest: Justin Drake

This is Justin's third appearance on Bankless. His first, The Bull Case for Cryptography, went in-depth into cryptographic hashes and digital signatures, the basic tools used to build blockchains. The second, Ultra Sound Money, presented a thematic overview for the Ethereum economic engine. In this episode, we model Ultra Sound Money and what upcoming upgrades to Ethereum mean for issuance, supply, and staking vs. mining.

Justin recently released four models cover the granular data-driven details of what Ultra Sound Money Means. These models deal with Ether's three main cashflows: Issuance, Supply, and Collateral. Justin argues that with the massive efficiency improvements to the Ethereum Network with Proof-of-Stake, Ether issuance will decrease by upwards of 90% and will proportionally reduce sell pressure from miners. He posits that ETH's peak supply will be 120M total Ether, and EIP-1559's burning mechanism will eventually reduce the total supply of ETH down to 100M.

Justin also expects the APR for staking Ethereum to be 25% following the Ethereum 2 merge. We visualize what these numbers mean by combining the Ethereum Economic Engine metaphor, Triple Point Asset thesis, and viewing capital as having an inherent temperature. Cold ETH means that it is locked up, securing the network and/or reducing total liquid supply. Hotter ETH is that which is actively available for use, but much of this ETH is vaporized through EIP-1559's fee burn mechanism. Therefore, on both ends of the temperature spectrum, supply & issuance are optimized via staking and fee burn.

Every episode with Justin is a deep exploration of the technicals that back Ethereum's memes of being a Triple Point Asset and Ultra Sound Money. However, understanding the models Justin lays out is cause for optimism on Ethereum's future as a vastly improved economic system. The State of the Nation this week is 'Ultra Bullish' – dive in to find out why.

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Resources:

Model #1: ETH peak supply model
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZN444__qkPWPjMJQ_t6FfqbhllkWNhHF-06ivRF73nQ/edit#gid=0 

Model #2: The road to 100m ETH supply
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XmeYkWEmaaZEUZ078A-lolchzNUrnlUllLkVXSGPzAU/edit#gid=0 

Model #3: Net buy pressure
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TsrdbdusUop4NJbvjGBbOWTUwYH-Jgg1QBkQ5CtY_-k/edit#gid=0 

Mode #4: staking APR with EVM fee rewards
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FslqTnECKvi7_l4x6lbyRhNtzW9f6CVEzwDf04zprfA/edit#gid=0 

The Bull Case for Cryptography
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-moon-math-the-bull-case-for-cryptography 

Ultra Sound Money
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-ultra-sound-money-justin-drake 

Justin on Twitter
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin?s=20 

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Apr 28, 2021
62 - Governance and Capital | Joel Monegro
01:53:30

Joel Monegro is a partner at Placeholder VC, where he invests in decentralized networks and companies that democratize data, wealth, and power.

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Bankless Podcast #62 | Governance and Capital
Guest: Joel Monegro

Joel Monegro is a partner at Placeholder, a venture capital firm where he invests in decentralized networks and companies that democratize access to data, wealth, and power. He started the firm in 2017 with his friend Chris Burniske and mentor Brad Burnham after three years at Union Square Ventures, developing the firm’s early blockchain thesis and portfolio.

In this episode, Joel explores the relationship between Governance and Capital, broadly used terms in desperate need of proper definition. Governance focuses on the decision making process in regards to capital. Capital is a broad term for economic resources – that which has utility. Governance can refer to autocratic individual decision making, but we dive into governance as a mechanism for collective decisions and achieving consensus. It is typically tied to a social and/or economic system and is made of structures that drive decision making among groups of people.

Capital represents influence, power, or control over economic resources. Capital and its utility are natural social phenomena and are relative in nature. Governance and Capital are deeply linked and arguably synonymous. The optimization of governance over capital and capital instruments are priorities of blockchains, which involve both financial and governance technology. The utility of capital can increase when pooled, especially when governance is scaled and effective.

A core argument of the crypto industry is that blockchains offer a more advanced instrumentation of capital, creating maximally efficient pathways for the exchange of value. They allow the transaction/contract settlement layer to migrate away from a state-backed system, which involves the use of courts and violence to achieve security. Replacing violence with cryptographic consensus is a powerful but challenging concept – one explored deeply in this episode with Joel Monegro.

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Resources:

Placeholder VC Blog
https://www.placeholder.vc/ 

Joel on Twitter
https://twitter.com/jmonegro?s=20 

Generations - Strauss and Howe
https://www.amazon.com/Generations-History-Americas-Future-1584/dp/0688119123 

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This Week on Bankless:

🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/24): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-at-aths-weekly-recap 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (4/23): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-venmo-huge-eth-q1-canada 
⚫ The future of synthetic assets (4/22): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-wild-future-of-synthetic-assets 
✏️ A Short History of Ethereum Hacks (4/21): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/a-short-history-of-ethereum-hacks 
🏴 Coinbase Goes Direct (4/21): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-43-coinbase-goes-direct-jeff 

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Apr 26, 2021
ROLLUP: 4th Week of April (Venmo Crypto, Canada ETH ETF, Dogecoin & Safemoon, Ampleforth Airdrop)
01:29:42

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4th Week of April, 2021
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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro. Get Your Badge.

1:55 MARKETS
2:06 BTC Price & Dominance
6:14 ETH Price & ETH/BTC
https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI/status/1384990262586351617?s=20

https://twitter.com/PeterLBrandt/status/1385023257774985219?s=20
11:05 DeFi Action
Liquity Protocol
https://twitter.com/koltenb_/status/1384485634929135622?s=21 
14:45 Ethereum on-chain metrics
https://twitter.com/DocumentEther/status/1384722805434978304?s=20 
https://twitter.com/DocumentEther/status/1385278391406891008?s=20 
https://twitter.com/DocumentEther/status/1383359905264926723?s=20 
https://twitter.com/eliasimos/status/1385182472032370688?s=21 
17:01 Ultra Sound Money
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1385193694463135746?s=20 
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1384124998084792324?s=20 
21:14 Day 1 of Canadian ETH ETF
https://twitter.com/EricBalchunas/status/1384836477675315203 
22:24 Largest liquidations Ever
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/102007/bitcoin-plunge-7-billion-liquidation 

24:29 RELEASES
26:00 Venmo Crypto
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/102295/paypal-venmo-crypto 
28:27 Etherscan MEV Dark Forest
https://twitter.com/etherscan/status/1384118330710056969?s=20 
30:14 Alpha Homora V2 Relaunch
https://blog.alphafinance.io/upcoming-alpha-homora-v2-relaunch-what-is-included/ 
31:57 Ampleforth Gov Token
https://www.ampleforth.org/governance/claim/ 
33:58 Real World Assets in MakerDAO
https://twitter.com/centrifuge/status/1384946100185014280?s=20 
https://twitter.com/nomos_paradox/status/1384526932423806981?s=20 

37:04 NEWS
37:14 First 13m Gas Block
https://etherscan.io/block/12278017 
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1384540509293596676?s=20 
41:16 Dollars to DeFi Dharma
https://twitter.com/Dharma_HQ/status/1384603495198642180?s=20 
44:30 PleasrDAO Purchases Snowden NFT - $5.5M
https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/1383155552793026560?s=20 
47:50 Brazzers NFT Collection
https://twitter.com/brazzers/status/1384537381739565060?s=21 
49:16 BTC hashrate drop from china blackout
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/bitcoin-mining-hash-rate-drops-as-blackouts-instituted-in-china-2021-04-16 
https://twitter.com/nic__carter/status/1384938089748041730/photo/1 
53:52 Regulatory Capture
https://twitter.com/blockfizac/status/1384496587737640960?s=21 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/cryptocurrency-giant-binance-hires-former-top-bank-regulator-11618912800 

56:40 TAKES
58:00 Arthur Hayes Bullish on ETH
https://cryptohayes.medium.com/yes-i-read-the-whitepaper-59cfa2ea9c2c 
1:03:27 Coinbase in 5 Years
https://twitter.com/pythianism/status/1383983650480349189?s=20 
1:06:00 Binance is a Short-Term Game
https://twitter.com/defiprime/status/1384876305129291780?s=20 
1:13:58 Teach a Man to Stake
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/mvp9io/give_a_man_a_steak_and_hell_eat_for_a_day_teach_a/ 
1:15:30 Three Halvenings Capital
https://twitter.com/zhusu/status/1385073821699371016?s=20 

1:18:04 What David’s Excited About

1:19:20 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:24:15 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1384930095446511616?s=20 

1:29:00 Closing & Disclaimers

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Apr 23, 2021
PoolTogether - Leighton Cusack | Meet the Nation
46:27

Bankless Nation, meet PoolTogether and its founder, Leighton Cusack. PoolTogether is a DeFi protocol offering a no-loss lottery generated by its pooled interest.

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Meet the Nation: PoolTogether
Guest: Leighton Cusack

PoolTogether is one of the oldest DeFi Protocols, having been around for about two years. It offers users access to no-loss lotteries; founder Leighton Cusack describes it as a savings account, and the interest generated by the collective deposits are combined into randomly selected lotteries. Like most DeFi project, it is permissionless, trustless, and powered by smart contracts.

Unlike legacy lotteries, which require purchasing tickets, access to PoolTogether lotteries only requires depositing funds which can be pulled out in full at any time. There are currently $225 Million in assets deposited in PoolTogether, earning the interest that becomes rewards for the PoolTogether community.

PoolTogether also has a reserve, which contributes to an increasing treasury. These sponsorships are deposits that are not eligible to win prizes. Instead, these returns are circled back to the pool to yield further interest. This is a perpetual growth mechanism for increasing the reward sizes over time.

PoolTogether recently decentralized with its POOL governance token, and POOL was retroactively airdropped to all users earlier this year. It is also distributed to everyone who deposits in one of the lottery pools. The POOL token controls the protocol by managing the reserves, the number of winners announced weekly, integrations and new pools, and the distribution mechanism of the remaining POOL.

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Resources:

PoolTogether
https://pooltogether.com/ 

PoolTogether Discord
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PoolTogether on Twitter
https://twitter.com/PoolTogether_ 

Leighton on Twitter
https://twitter.com/lay2000lbs?s=20 

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Apr 22, 2021
SotN #43 Coinbase Goes Direct | CIO of Arca Jeff Dorman
01:09:16

In this week's State of the Nation, we bring on Jeff Dorman, Chief Investment Officer and Arca, to measure the magnitude of $COIN on the public markets.

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State of the Nation #43: Coinbase Goes Direct
Guest: Jeff Dorman

Jeff Dorman is Chief Investment Officer at Arca, the digital asset management firm. Jeff leads the investment committee, focusing on risk management for cryptoassets. His work history in both legacy and crypto finance puts him in a unique position to work as a bridge between the two worlds.

The Coinbase Direct Listing also acts as a bridge between the two worlds, and it's undoubtedly a landmark event for the legitimization of the crypto industry. What does this mean for the Banks, Fintech, and Wall Street? What does it mean for Gemini, Uniswap, and Binance?

The first item to discuss to answer these questions is how the media and crypto twitter alike were off in their interpretation of this event. The volatile price action in the first moments of the listing were surprising to many, but Jeff explains that this shouldn't be surprising at all, given that there are no underwriters or built-in stability in a direct listing like $COIN's. He expects that there will be volatility and price discovery over a longer stretch of time before the stock moves to a more stable valuation.

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Resources:

Jeff's Article on Coinbase:
https://www.ar.ca/blog/crypto-market-recap-02-28-21 

Arca:
https://www.ar.ca/ 

Jeff on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/jdorman81?s=20 

$COIN Price
https://www.tradingview.com/chart/?symbol=NASDAQ%3ACOIN 

Coinbase S1 Filings:
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1679788/000162828021003168/coinbaseglobalincs-1.htm 

Coinbase Analytics:
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/data/crypto-markets/public-companies 

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📖 Before Bitcoin (4/19): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-before-bitcoin-pet3rpan 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/17): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/price-discovery-mode-weekly-recap 
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Apr 21, 2021
61 - Before Bitcoin | Peter Pan
01:58:14

Peter Pan has been a key member of the Ethereum Ecosystem, and in 2018, he wrote a 4-part series titled "Before Bitcoin," which covers the modern history of cryptography.

We first bring him onto the podcast for an interview, followed by a reading of the full series by David.

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Bankless Podcast #61 - Before Bitcoin
Guest: Pet3rPan

Pet3rPan is a community-first investor at 1kx and part of the leadership of both MetaCartel Ventures and VentureDAO. His involvement in the crypto space is broad and deep, exemplified by his authoring of the Before Bitcoin series that we dive into in this episode.

He was compelled to write the piece as he entered the crypto space, determined to build a depth of knowledge about the history and underlying technology of distributed ledgers powered by public-key cryptography. Modern cryptography doesn't exist in a vacuum, and there is a vast historical landscape to explore and provide context for the underlying principles that power the internet today and drive the innovation of the internet tomorrow.

The story of today's cryptocurrency did not begin with Satoshi's Bitcoin whitepaper in 2009. It began decades earlier in the 1970s as cryptography was revolutionized by Cypherpunks, who discovered new mechanisms for the secure transfer of information. They pursued these ends through their shared values of privacy, self-sovereignty, freedom of information, etc.

This episode begins with a brief interview with Pet3rPan, followed by a 'David Reads' of all four Before Bitcoin articles.

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Resources:

pet3rpan on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/pet3rpan_?s=20 

Before Bitcoin Part 1:
https://pet3rpan.medium.com/history-of-things-before-bitcoin-cryptocurrency-part-one-e199f02ca380 

Before Bitcoin Part 2:
https://pet3rpan.medium.com/history-of-things-before-bitcoin-cryptocurrency-part-two-94c4576005  

Before Bitcoin Part 3:
https://pet3rpan.medium.com/before-bitcoin-pt-3-90s-cryptowars-e857915fab82 

Before Bitcoin Part 4:
https://pet3rpan.medium.com/before-bitcoin-pt-4-00s-new-millenium-426d6e3dcb1a 

The Digital Culture Revolution:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-digital-culture-revolution 

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🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/17): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/price-discovery-mode-weekly-recap 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (4/16): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-btc-and-eth-ath-coin-berlin 
🏴 Cryptex & Element (4/13): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-42-ethereum-devs-building-defi 
⚒️ How to Use dYdX (4/13): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-trade-on-the-dydx-rollup 

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Apr 19, 2021
ROLLUP: 3rd Week of April (BTC & ETH ATH, $COIN, Berlin Upgrade, Gary Gensler SEC, Bull Market)
01:14:59

Download the crypto meta to your brain in this weekly show.

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Topics Covered:


Compound TVL
https://twitter.com/defipulse/status/1380889501283799042 
$COIN Price
https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/NASDAQ-COIN/ 
Who’s Buying COIN?
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/101760/cathie-wood-ark-246-million-coinbase-stocks 


RELEASES
Maker / AAVE Proposal
https://forum.makerdao.com/t/discussion-direct-deposit-dai-module-d3m/7357 
Gas Fees Down?
https://twitter.com/0xEther/status/1381513763661176834?s=20 
Binance Tokenized Stonks
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/101335/binance-launches-tokenized-stock-trading-tesla 
Raid Guild Smart Invoice
https://medium.com/raid-guild/introducing-smart-invoice-211776245a0b 


NEWS
Coinbase Public Listing
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1679788/000162828021003168/coinbaseglobalincs-1.htm 
Coinbase Giving Shares to Employees
https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1382163782315704322?s=20 
Ethereum Berlin
https://blog.ethereum.org/2021/03/08/ethereum-berlin-upgrade-announcement/ 
JPM & Mastercard invest in Consensys
https://www.coindesk.com/ethereum-hub-consensys-raises-65m-from-big-banks-and-blockchain-builders 
Gitcoin Raise
https://twitter.com/gitcoin/status/1382411085161099265 
dYdX L2 Volume
https://imgur.com/a/nFdygKj 
MakerDAO Real World Assets
https://twitter.com/nomos_paradox/status/1381684052969721856?s=20 
Epic Games Raises $1B for NFTs
https://venturebeat.com/2021/04/13/epic-games-raises-1-billlion-to-fund-long-term-metaverse-plans/amp/ 
41:20 Immutable Integrations
https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1382548807083204610 
Regulation
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/101595/us-senate-confirms-gary-gensler-as-joe-bidens-sec-commissioner 
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/101553/sec-peirce-token-safe-harbor-update 
HSBC Bans Crypto
https://twitter.com/cameron/status/1380526047188369409?s=21 

TAKES
WSB Allows Crypto
https://twitter.com/cyounessi1/status/1382519260392591361 
Hard to Use ETH?
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1381618315513200643?s=20 
NYSE vs. Uniswap
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1381677367358283783 
“Thereum”
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1382701166757347350?s=21 
How Long Bull Market?
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1382503698442678273?s=21 
ETH Killers vs. Infrastructure
https://twitter.com/JimmyRagosa/status/1381613502276775946?s=20 
Vitalik on Maximalism
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1381468493317505028?s=20 

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📈 Market Monday (4/12): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/coinbase-week-market-monday 
🎙️Podcast w/ Hester Peirce (4/12): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-the-sec-and-defi-hester-peirce 

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Apr 16, 2021
AMA with Stefan Ionescu of Reflexer Labs
58:47

Stefan Ionescu is a Founder of Reflexer Labs, the team behind the RAI stablecoin (or is it fair to even call it a stablecoin? Tune in to find out!)

Like all our AMAs, the interview is live and incorporates questions from our Inner Circle Discord and live YouTube Chat. These are hosted the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month, so mark your calendars, tune in, and ask questions!
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📈 Market Monday (4/12): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/coinbase-week-market-monday 
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🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/10): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-coinbase-tsunami-weekly-recap 
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Apr 15, 2021
SotN #42: Ethereum Devs Building DeFi | Preston Van Loon and Will Villanueva
01:26:05

Both Preston Van Loon of Cryptex and Will Willanueva of Element Finance have helped build the Ethereum Protocol, but are now both working on DeFi apps.

In this State of the Nation, we dive into what it's like for Ethereum Devs building DeFi.

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State of the Nation #42: Ethereum Devs Building DeFi
Guests: Preston Van Loon & Will Villanueva

Tremendous work has been (and is still being) done to develop Ethereum 2, and just as much innovation is happening in Ethereum's app layer, DeFi. In this week's State of the Nation, we bring on guys who have done both: Preston Van Loon and Will Villanueva.

Preston Van Loon is a former Google software engineer who switched to crypto full-time after Vitalik put 1000 ETH into Prysmatic Labs, which Preston founded. Prysmatic labs is now the most popular ETH 2 client. Preston is also the co-founder of a brand new DeFi app ‘Cryptex’, which is a collateralized synthetic asset that tracks the total market cap of all crypto-assets.

Will Villanueva is a former team member of the Quilt team at Consensys and contributed to a mountain of R&D on Ethereum sharding. Will is now the CEO of Element, which offers high yield fixed income for DeFi assets. Element works by breaking a single token into two different ones; a yield-bearing token, and a principle token.

We brought both Will and Preston because their unique work histories of first helping build the Ethereum Protocol and now building DeFi apps. We discuss how their experiences have shaped their current projects, the trajectory of Ethereum and its app layer, and the timing of it all.

"The Hardest Problems Draw the Smartest People."
- Preston Van Loon

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Resources:

Cryptex:
https://cryptex.finance/ 

Element Finance:
https://element.fi/ 

Preston on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/preston_vanloon?s=20 

Will on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/wjvill?s=20 

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⚒️ How to Use dYdX (4/13: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-trade-on-the-dydx-rollup 
📈 Market Monday (4/12): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/coinbase-week-market-monday 
🎙️Podcast w/ Hester Peirce (4/12): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-the-sec-and-defi-hester-peirce 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/10): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-coinbase-tsunami-weekly-recap 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (4/9): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-coinbase-ipo-fei-protocol
🏴 dYdX & StarkWare (4/6): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-41-scaling-defi-with-dydx-and 
⚒️ How to Crypto Tax (4/6): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-do-crypto-taxes-for-the-lazy 

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Apr 14, 2021
60 - The SEC and DeFi | Hester Peirce
01:28:25

Bankless Fan and SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce comes on the podcast to discuss tokens, DeFi, 'self-driving banks,' and regulation.

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Bankless Podcast #60 - SEC & DeFi
Guest: Hester Peirce

Hester Peirce is one of five SEC Commissioners and has been a knowledgable advocate for crypto as the world works out how to regulate the budding industry. The main goals of the Security & Exchange Commission are threefold – to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The SEC governs far more than crypto, but increasing attention is coming to the space as capital gravitates into it.

Regulating crypto begins with officially establishing the asset class, e.g. currencies, capital assets, commodities, equities, et al. The next step is giving these assets legitimacy in existing financial institutions through exchange-traded products like a Bitcoin ETF.

Below the base money layer, there exists Layer 0, the social layer. Layer 0 must be willing to officially play ball with the cryptoeconomy, and that's what makes regulators like Hester so important. The net optimization of these layers makes for an unequivocally better society: a more inclusive, equitable, and efficient one.

Hester believes in governing principles, not specific technologies. It's important here to remember the three main goals of the SEC. The value propositions of crypto – providing a permissionless, trustless, and verifiable means to transact – are in accord with the values of a free state. The role of government is to encourage and protect mutually beneficial, voluntary engagement among citizens.

Although the harmony between crypto's core values and those of a free state are readily apparent to a seasoned Bankless listener, the rest of Layer 0 must still be convinced. Crypto is a frontier with infinite possibilities, and effectively regulating such an ecosystem is a massive task. However, based on this conversation, there seem to be many reasons to be optimistic about the future of Crypto & DeFi regulation.

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Resources:

🚀 Atomic Trading 🚀
https://www.sec.gov/news/speech/peirce-atomic-trading-2021-02-22 

Get Ready For Self-Driving Banks
https://www.ft.com/content/c1caca5b-01f7-41be-85a4-3ecb883f2417 

Gary Gensler MIT Crypto Course
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP63UUkfL0onkxF6MYgVa04Fn 

Hester on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/HesterPeirce?s=20 

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This Week on Bankless:

🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/10): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-coinbase-tsunami-weekly-recap 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (4/9): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-coinbase-ipo-fei-protocol 
🏴 dYdX & StarkWare (4/6): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-41-scaling-defi-with-dydx-and 
⚒️ How to Crypto Tax (4/6): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-do-crypto-taxes-for-the-lazy 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Do your own research.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the episode are those of Hester Peirce, not the SEC nor any of her fellow commissioners.

Disclosure: From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Apr 12, 2021
ROLLUP: 2nd Week of April (Coinbase IPO, FEI Protocol, DeFi Shopify, ETH 2 Merge, BTC ETFs)
01:26:34

Download the crypto meta to your brain in this weekly show.
Anthony Sassano's filling in for Ryan this week!

Anthony on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/sassal0x?s=20 

The Daily Gwei:
https://thedailygwei.substack.com/ 

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Topics Covered:

Intro

MARKETS

DAO Treasuries
https://open-orgs.info/ 

RELEASES
DCinvestor Newsletter ‘The Catalyst’
https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1378378885516177409 
Cryptex.Finance
https://medium.com/cryptexfinance/introducing-ctx-governance-powering-the-tcap-protocol-c1b32ce084bc 
dYdX on StarkWare
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-41-scaling-defi-with-dydx-and 
MVI Index
https://www.tokensets.com/portfolio/mvi 
BED Proposal
https://twitter.com/indexcoop/status/1380247275625197570?s=21 
Alchemix Upgrade
https://twitter.com/AlchemixFi/status/1379072309735026690?s=20 
Fei Protocol
https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1379755790496641025?s=20 
Connext & Polygon
https://youtu.be/g4YggCqyLrI 
Coinbase
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/100235/coinbase-direct-listing-april-nasdaq 

NEWS
Cuban - ETH is Money
DeFi Shopify
https://twitter.com/tobi/status/1378116793370349569?s=21 
1 Week Until Berlin Upgrade!
https://ethernodes.org/berlin 
Polygon Killing It
https://twitter.com/CamiRusso/status/1379839772831662084?s=20 
ETH 2 Merge
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1379052831982956547?s=20 
Immutable X
https://twitter.com/GodsUnchained/status/1380008581718757379 
SuperRare Raise
https://medium.com/superrare/superrare-raises-9m-to-build-the-future-of-art-collecting-e2b3ded227e8 
CryptoPunks on Christie’s
https://twitter.com/ChristiesInc/status/1380236081472364550?s=20 
Tom Brady NFT Platform
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/06/tech/tom-brady-nft-autograph/index.html 
Overly Attached Girlfriend
https://foundation.app/laina/overly-attached-girlfriend-17046 

Grayscale ETF
https://grayscaleinvest.medium.com/grayscales-intentions-for-a-bitcoin-etf-b11e4faf4c05 
Rapid News
https://twitter.com/michael_saylor/status/1379042960994668548?s=21 
https://u.today/jpmorgan-adjusts-its-bitcoin-target-to-130000-predicting-strong-institutional-adoption' 
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/100860/ledger-shopify-class-action-lawsuit-filed 
https://twitter.com/sbf_alameda/status/1379791522908934146?s=21 

TAKES
Coinbase Takes
https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1377849659058581507?s=21 
https://twitter.com/jebus911/status/1380154418251849735?s=20 
https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1379968147739017216?s=20 

Balancer & Algorand…?
https://twitter.com/immutbl/status/1379503694476021763?s=20
Ethereum’s Event Horizon
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1378488899849216002?s=20

What David is Excited About

What Anthony is Excited About

MEME

Closing & Disclaimers

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This Week on Bankless:

🧠 Decentralized VC (4/8): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/decentralized-vc-will-eat-venture 
✏️ Index Coop (4/7): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/building-a-decentralized-blackrock 
🏴 dYdX & StarkWare (4/6): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/sotn-41-scaling-defi-with-dydx-and 
⚒️ How to Crypto Tax (4/6): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-do-crypto-taxes-for-the-lazy 
📈 Market Monday (4/5): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/crypto-is-about-to-melt-faces-market 
🎙️Hayden Adams Podcast (4/5): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-uniswap-hayden-adams 
🗞️Weekly Rollup (4/2): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-visa-weekly-recap-526 

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Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Apr 09, 2021
SotN #41: Scaling DeFi with dYdX and StarkWare
01:18:51

Antonio Juliano is Founder of dYdX, and Uri Kolodny is CEO of StarkWare.

State of the Nation is live-streamed on Tuesdays at 11am PT.

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State of the Nation #41: Scaling DeFi
Guests: Antonio Juliano & Uri Kolodny

Antonio Juliano (founder of dYdX) and Uri Kolodny (CEO of StarkWare) join this edition of State of the Nation to discuss their new announcement: dYdX, in partnership with StarkWare, recently released a Layer 2 Product for Perpetual Contracts, which namely allows for leveraged trading.

Perpetual Contracts expose investors to a synthetic contract, representing the price action of a given asset. The nature of perpetual contracts allow for flexibility and expression in the financial mechanisms powering the contract, giving traders the ability to use leverage. These types of contracts attract high-level, high-frequency traders and make scalability crucial for a platform to be capital-efficient.

StarkEx is StarkWare's scalability app, which uses StarkWare's Cairo, a Turing Complete coding platform, to support Layer 2 Scaling for transfers, trading, derivatives, and NFTs. dYdX rebuilt its interface, backend, and order-book; it then paired with StarkEx to create a scaled, decentralized derivatives exchange. Throughout the development and launch of its new product, dYdX has continued to emphasize the DeFi core values of being non-custodial, trustless, and permissionless.

A major upgrade is cross-margining on dYdX, which allows users to provide universal collateral, instead of having to provide collateral for each market. Other improvements include lower gas prices, increased oracle performance, higher maximum leverage, and no minimum trade size. With these upgrades, dYdX offers better performance with no loss in decentralization or security.

This is how DeFi needs to scale – increasing performance while maintaining decentralization and security.

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Resources:

dYdX Announcement Post:
https://dydx.exchange/blog/public 

dYdX:
https://dydx.exchange/ 

StarkWare:
https://starkware.co/ 

Antonio on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano?s=20 

Uri on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ukolodny?s=20 

An Incomplete Guide to Rollups:
https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/01/05/rollup.html 

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This Week on Bankless:

⚒️ How to Crypto Tax (4/7): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-do-crypto-taxes-for-the-lazy 
🎙️Hayden Adams Podcast (4/6): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-uniswap-hayden-adams 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/3): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-visa-on-eth-snl-nft-skit 
🗞️Weekly Rollup (4/2): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-visa-weekly-recap-526 
🚨 Alpha Alert: Fei Protocol: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-fei-protocol-genesis 
🦄 The Story of PleasrDAO (3/31): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/xykan-ethereum-story 
⚒️ How to Stream Money (3/30): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-stream-money 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Apr 07, 2021
59 - Uniswap | Hayden Adams
02:25:33

Hayden Adams is the inventor of Uniswap, the decentralized trading protocol.
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Bankless Podcast #59 - Uniswap
Guest: Hayden Adams

Hayden Adams is the creator of Uniswap, the decentralized trading protocol and DAO. Before inventing DeFi's largest asset exchange, he was laid off from his mechanical engineering job in the summer of 2017. Excited by Ethereum and Vitalik's blog post on automated market making, he learned to code smart contracts using Solidity.

Uniswap's V1 Mainnet launch came in the middle of the crypto bear market in November 2018. Since then, it has experienced exponential growth and traction, with liquidity providers like MakerDAO bolstering Uniswap's early ecosystem. Uniswap V2 brought pivotal upgrades to the user experience, bug fixes, and improvements to the Oracle architecture.

From its genesis, Uniswap has emphasized the decentralized, permissionless properties of Ethereum. Uniswap's tools enable anyone to create a liquidity pool to exchange on, and it has become the de facto hub of DeFi as a sandbox for the 'long tail' of endless decentralized assets. Uniswap's openness, functionality, and legitimacy have allowed it to rise to its current position as a DeFi staple.

On September 16th, 2020, Uniswap launched its UNI token with a widely distributed airdrop to each Ethereum address that had interacted on the Uniswap platform – over 500,000 accounts. This drop exemplifies DeFi's promises of wealth distribution, communal equity, and decentralized governance.

On March 23rd, 2021, Uniswap announced V3 to go live on Ethereum mainnet in May of 2021. The most significant change in this upgrade is concentrated liquidity, which allows individual liquidity providers to control where their liquidity is allocated along the price curve for a given asset pair. This allows freedom for infinite liquidity providing strategies and presents a flexibility that incentivizes an optimized trading curve.

In this 2.5 hour episode, Hayden walks us through the entirety of Uniswap, from its genesis to its present state and beyond.

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Resources:

Uniswap
https://uniswap.org/ 

Hayden on Twitter
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams?s=20 

V0 Birthday Blog:
https://medium.com/uniswap/uniswap-birthday-blog-v0-7a91f3f6a1ba 

V3 Announcement post:
https://uniswap.org/blog/uniswap-v3/ 

Vitalik's Market Maker Blog Post:
https://vitalik.ca/general/2017/06/22/marketmakers.html 

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This Week on Bankless:

🧢 Weekly Action Recap (4/3): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-visa-on-eth-snl-nft-skit 
🗞️Weekly Rollup (4/2): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-visa-weekly-recap-526 
🚨 Alpha Alert: Fei Protocol: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-fei-protocol-genesis 
🦄 The Story of PleasrDAO (3/31): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/xykan-ethereum-story 
⚒️ How to Stream Money (3/30): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-stream-money 
🏴 SotN w/ Crypto Bobby (3/30): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-40-get-a-job-in-crypto-rob 

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Uniswap is a Bankless Sponsor.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Apr 05, 2021
ROLLUP: 1st Week of April (Visa on ETH, SNL NFT Skit, PayPal Crypto, Bankless & Wells Fargo)
01:04:01

Download the crypto meta to your brain in this weekly show.

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RESOURCES

ETH / BTC
https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1377704242706849796?s=20 
Index Coop Revenue
https://twitter.com/AlphaLemonade/status/1375917785717432323?s=20 
FLI Token (2x ETH)
https://www.tokensets.com/portfolio/ethfli 
Filecoin Fully Diluted Valuation
https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/filecoin 

RELEASES
zkEVM in May?
https://twitter.com/zksync/status/1375807885742125058?s=27 
Projects on L2
https://twitter.com/deversifi/status/1376537192621862912?s=20 
PayPal Crypto Checkout Service
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currency-paypal-exclusive-idUSKBN2BM10N 
Element Finance
https://twitter.com/element_fi/status/1377315823879086081 
Synthetix L2 Staking
https://blog.synthetix.io/oe-integrated-into-staking/ 
FEI Genesis
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-fei-protocol-genesis 

26:03 NEWS
Bankless & Wells Fargo ;)
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-acquired-by-wells-fargo 
Optimism Launch Delayed
https://optimismpbc.medium.com/optimistically-cautious-767a898f90c8 
Visa, the ETH Sidechain
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/99639/visa-now-settles-payments-in-usdc-stablecoin-ethereum 
Tether vs DAI
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1376980581247029249?s=20 
Aave and Polygon
https://www.coindesk.com/defi-major-aave-working-with-polygon-to-bypass-ethereum-congestion 
SNL NFT Skit
https://youtu.be/mrNOYudaMAc?t=46 
Michael Jordan & Top Shot
https://www.coindesk.com/michael-jordan-joins-305m-investment-in-firm-behind-nba-top-shot 
‘x * y = k’
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/xykan-ethereum-story 
Opensea & Immutable X
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/100084/opensea-nft-layer-2-immutable-x 
Goldman Offering Bitcoin
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/31/bitcoin-goldman-is-close-to-offering-bitcoin-to-its-richest-clients.html 
Coinbase Listing
https://cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8369-21 
FTX Arena
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/26/crypto-industry-to-get-first-major-us-stadium-with-miami-dade-county-approving-ftx-for-heat-home.html 

46:08 TAKES
Who’s Buying NFTs?
https://twitter.com/UltraXBT/status/1375284492730916869?s=20 
PoW, the Stepping Stone
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/mf31ia/a_brain_dump_on_pos_vs_pow_arguments/gsm1dnc/
Has Ethereum Changed?
https://twitter.com/panekkkk/status/1376620862657429508 
Governance Proposals Over VC
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1377356181254119429?s=21 
Crypto Culture is Tight
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1377726365298950145

What David’s Excited About
Rugging the Fed
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/visa-is-going-to-pay-eth-holders-ebe 

What Ryan’s Excited About
Hayden Adams Podcast
https://youtu.be/uQS7WuQtXWs 

MEME OF THE WEEK
https://twitter.com/deversifi/status/1377517957547487232?s=20 

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This Week on Bankless:

🦄 Uniswap | Hayden Adams: https://youtu.be/uQS7WuQtXWs 
🚨 Alpha Alert: Fei Protocol: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-fei-protocol-genesis 
🦄 The Story of PleasrDAO (3/31): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/xykan-ethereum-story 
⚒️ How to Stream Money (3/30): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-stream-money 
🏴 SotN w/ Crypto Bobby (3/30): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-sotn-40-get-a-job-in-crypto-rob 
🎙️ EIP-1559 With Hasu (3/29): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-eip-1559-hasu 
📈 Market Monday (3/29): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/visa-is-going-to-pay-eth-holders 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Apr 02, 2021
SotN #40: Get a Job In Crypto: Rob Paone of Proof of Talent
01:00:07

Rob Paone, aka Crypto Bobby, joins Bankless to tell you how to get a job in crypto.

State of the Nation is live-streamed on Tuesdays at 11am PT

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SotN #40: Get a Job in Crypto
Guest: Rob Paone (Crypto Bobby)

In this week's State of the Nation, we discuss the emerging crypto economy. Rob Paone is the founder of Proof of Talent, a recruiting and search firm that places candidates in professional roles in the crypto space. Few people are more equipped to discuss the job market in the cryptocurrency industry.

Rob is also known by his Youtube persona, Crypto Bobby. He has transitioned into the space's premier career recruiter and is taking advantage of crypto's huge growth potential. In the legacy world, most of the profitable ideas and services have already been capitalized. Crypto exists on the other end of the spectrum, where the market gaps are vast and ripe for opportunity.

Rob's fundamental approach for candidates seeking employment is one of bootstrapping. The market is geared towards those with a technical background, but the key is finding what sets you apart and proving it. Passion and knowledge should naturally turn into finding like-minded communities and contributing.

There is a premium on authenticity, commitment, and value. For those actively seeking a profession in crypto, there are ways to get involved and make yourself invaluable. Are you a tourist, or are you a settler?

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RESOURCES:

Proof of Talent:
https://proofoftalent.co/ 

Rob on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/crypto_bobby?s=20 
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THIS WEEK ON BANKLESS:

⚒️ How to Stream Money (3/30): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-stream-money 
🎙️ EIP-1559 With Hasu (3/29): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-eip-1559-hasu 
📈 Market Monday (3/29): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/visa-is-going-to-pay-eth-holders 
🧢 Weekly Action Recap (3/27): https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/fidelitys-bitcoin-etf-weekly-recap 
🗞️ Weekly Rollup (3/26): https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-rollup-uniswap-v3-fidelity-etf-btc 

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Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here:
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Mar 31, 2021