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

Episode Date
ROLLUP: LooksRare Airdrop | Fees.WTF | Inflation | PayPal Stablecoin | Top Shots Ban
01:45:32

Second Week of 2022

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📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account!
https://bankless.cc/OnJuno 

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BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:

⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM
https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 

🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING
https://bankless.cc/Matcha 

🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING
https://bankless.cc/Slingshot 

🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO
https://bankless.cc/Gemini 

🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET
https://bankless.cc/Brave 

🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING
https://bankless.cc/UniGrants 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
3:10 MARKETS
3:27 BTC Price
4:30 ETH Price
7:15 ETH BTC Ratio
8:15 Burning ETH
- Burners
- Visualized

14:56 Merge
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1481280658135728129?s=20

16:55 DCF
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status...

20:00 Uniswap on Polygon https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/stat...

21:54 Brave Passes 50m MAU https://www.coindesk.com/business/202...

24:00 RELEASES

25:00 LooksRare Airdrop
https://looksrare.org/

33:42 Fees.wtf Airdrop
https://fees.wtf/claim

34:55 Tally Wallet
https://blog.tally.cash/a-community-o...

35:54 GMI Index
https://twitter.com/indexcoop/status/...

37:10 Etherscan NFT Tracker https://twitter.com/etherscan/status/...

38:18 IMX Permissionless
https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/...

39:16 dYdX v4
https://dydx.exchange/blog/v4-full-de...

40:23 Optimism Explosion
https://www.optimism.io/

42:49 Zerion x Avalanche
https://twitter.com/zerion_io/status/...

43:04 Ramp x zkSync
https://www.argent.xyz/blog/ramp-x-usa/

44:09 FairX Coinbase Acquisition https://www.coindesk.com/business/202...

45:20 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs

46:00 NEWS

46:23 Inflation at 7%
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/12/cpi-d...

50:42 Moxie on Web3
https://moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-fir...
Vitalik’s Response:
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/com...

55:44 Arbitrum Outage
https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1...

59:00 AP NFTs on Polygon
https://thedefiant.io/nfts-associated...

1:00:09 Nas on Royal https://twitter.com/3LAU/status/14792...

1:01:23 Penguins Drama https://www.coindesk.com/business/202...

1:03:48 Doodles Soar https://thedefiant.io/doodles-nfts-fl...

1:04:54 World of Women https://boardroom.tv/guy-oseary-signs...

1:06:25 Top Shot Bans Users https://www.coindesk.com/business/202...

1:12:37 PayPal Stablecoin
https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/statu...
CBDC:
https://blockworks.co/fed-chair-powel...
Tom Emmer:
https://twitter.com/reptomemmer/statu...

1:16:46 Aarika Rhodes vs Brad Sherman https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/?co...

1:21:00 TAKES

1:23:00 Zones of Sovereignty
https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/st...

1:29:30 Esoteric Terms
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1...

1:31:38 Cobie
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status...

1:33:35 Preaching
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status...

1:40:10 What David’s Excited About https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status...

1:41:25 What Ryan’s Excited About https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status...

1:43:55 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/sartoshi_nft/stat...

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Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

 

 

Jan 14, 2022
The Great L2 Migration | Cross-Chain L2 Panel
01:19:50

We think 2022 is going to be a huge year for Layer 2 scaling solutions. Cross-Chain protocols will be a crucial infrastructure for the great migration to L2s, allowing users to bridge assets across platforms.

Composability and user experience is the glue of modular blockchains, which optimize for decentralization, scaling, and cost. The projects and representatives each present cryptographic solutions for building a web of liquidity across the many suburbs of DeFi, where average users will live and engage.

GUESTS:

Ben Jones - Optimism
https://twitter.com/ben_chain?s=20 

Hart Lambur - UMA 
https://twitter.com/hal2001?s=20 

Arjun Bhuptani - Connext
https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani?s=20 

Chris Whinfrey - Hop Protocol
https://twitter.com/WhinfreyChris?s=20 

Vaibhav Chellani - MOVR
https://twitter.com/vaibhavchellani?s=20 

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ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account!
https://bankless.cc/OnJuno 

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BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:

️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM
https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 

MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING
https://bankless.cc/Matcha 

SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING
https://bankless.cc/Slingshot 

GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO
https://bankless.cc/Gemini 

BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET
https://bankless.cc/Brave 

UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING
https://bankless.cc/UniGrants 

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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 

Jan 13, 2022
Aarika Rhodes vs Brad Sherman: Getting Crypto into Congress CA-32
51:20

Aarika Rhodes is running for Congress! Running against incumbent Brad Sherman, who is notoriously misinformed and anti-crypto, Aarika seeks to bring a more crypto-friendly approach to CA-32, representing much of the San Fernando Valley in Southern California.

A schoolteacher by profession, Aarika seems to be breathing fresh air into the stale political landscape. Here's her policy on crypto:

"Aarika believes in the right of every individual to manage their own finances and investments as they see fit. In Congress, Aarika will oppose any attempts to ban this emerging technology. Aarika is also a strong advocate for making sure financial literacy is taught in schools and for people being aware of the environmental impact of their investments."

Learn more about Aarika: https://www.aarikaforcongress.com/ 

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📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account!
https://bankless.cc/OnJuno 

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BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:

⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM
https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 

🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING
https://bankless.cc/Matcha 

🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING
https://bankless.cc/Slingshot 

🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO
https://bankless.cc/Gemini 

🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET
https://bankless.cc/Brave 

🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING
https://bankless.cc/UniGrants 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:30 Aarika Rhodes
11:33 Why Get Involved?
16:42 Anti-Crypto Policies
21:09 California's 32nd District
25:17 How America Can Win Crypto
30:00 The Youth & Environment
34:15 Web3 vs Banking
38:11 Financial Literacy
42:31 The Campaign
46:09 Proactive in the Community
47:58 The Single-Issue Voter
50:29 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

Aarika's Tweet:
https://twitter.com/AarikaRhodes/status/1468647038925500418?s=20 

Get Involved:
https://www.aarikaforcongress.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 

Jan 12, 2022
Udi Wertheimer | Layer Zero
01:08:22

Udi Wertheimer is a notorious persona on crypto twitter and is endlessly difficult to pin down. At the very least, Udi is an interesting and unique character, describing himself as a cynical optimist with a tendency to antagonize and troll.

Udi is also insightful and pragmatic, constantly making connections and critiques of the space with a sharp eye and a relentless desire to call things out when he disagrees. He blurs a lot of lines, and you always have to be on your toes when Udi’s around.

There’s value in having members in the community who never give the benefit of the doubt and act as a philosophical razor for the space. Udi is full of takes, and this conversation twists and turns through the entirety of crypto—trading, culture, communities, memes, the metaverse, and beyond.

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📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account!
https://bankless.cc/OnJuno 

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🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/ 
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BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:

⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM
https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 

🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING
https://bankless.cc/Matcha 

🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING
https://bankless.cc/Slingshot 

🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO
https://bankless.cc/Gemini 

🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET
https://bankless.cc/Brave 

🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING
https://bankless.cc/UniGrants 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
3:30 Udi, a Meme Tactition
9:08 Trading Ponzis
15:58 Not Changing the World
22:22 Optimism, Memes, Community
30:20 Winners & Decentralization
38:33 Composability & User Experience
42:14 SBF and Competition
49:10 Culture & Meme Communities
55:30 Bitcoin Twitter vs Bitcoin Reality
1:01:00 Pricing Values
1:06:30 Critique of Ethereum & Bankless
1:14:53 2022, Metaverse, Resolutions
1:22:19 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Udi on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/udiWertheimer?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 

Jan 11, 2022
100 - How to Survive in Crypto | Cobie
01:49:39

🎉 Happy 100th Episode 🎉

Cobie, fka Crypto Cobain, is a cultural staple in the crypto space. Wearing many hats as a narrative investor, thought leader, and memelord, we dive into the brain of one of our favorite crypto characters.

Having been in crypto for nearly a decade, Cobie tells us his keys to surviving in crypto and what it takes to last long term. We also dive into how much decentralization matters, roles and responsibilities in shaping the world around us, and his outlook for 2022 and beyond.

Cobie advises a healthy dose of skepticism and curiosity, and describes himself as a reality maximalist. He’s gone on an absolute tear recently, dropping a series of excellent thought piece articles that establish mental models for understanding narratives across the ecosystem.

We also go through moral alignment charts and ask Cobie the big question… What does he think of Bankless?

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✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-cobie 

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📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account!
https://bankless.cc/OnJuno 

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🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/ 
🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/ 

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BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:

⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM
https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 

🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING
https://bankless.cc/Matcha 

🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING
https://bankless.cc/Slingshot 

🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO
https://bankless.cc/Gemini 

🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET
https://bankless.cc/Brave 

🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING
https://bankless.cc/UniGrants 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
5:30 How Cobie Survives in Crypto
13:41 Early Discoveries
21:22 Reality Maximalism
32:38 Responsibility & Roles
43:39 Tribes, Decentralization, Utility
53:10 Profit Maximalism
1:01:31 Staking & Incentives
1:10:42 Wins and Losses
1:19:20 Crypto Brain & Culture
1:28:45 Wealth & Purpose
1:36:18 Chaotic Good & UpOnly
1:39:58 Judging Others
1:54:00 Bullish or Bearish in 2022
2:00:42 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Cobie on Twitter
https://twitter.com/cobie?s=20 
UpOnly
https://uponly.tv/ 
Cobie’s Newsletter
https://cobie.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:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Jan 10, 2022
ROLLUP: Eminem's Bored Ape | Why Crypto Prices Are Down | OpenSea Freezes Stolen NFTs
01:40:53

First Week of 2022

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📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account!
https://bankless.cc/OnJuno 

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BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:

⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM
https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 

🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING
https://bankless.cc/Matcha 

🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING
https://bankless.cc/Slingshot 

🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO
https://bankless.cc/Gemini 

🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET
https://bankless.cc/Brave 

🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING
https://bankless.cc/UniGrants 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

EF Research Team AMA
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/rwojtk/ama_we_are_the_efs_research_team_pt_7_07_january/ 

5:15 MARKETS
5:34 BTC Price
6:20 ETH Price
6:43 ETH BTC Ratio
7:26 Why Down?
https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/05/bitcoin-falls-to-1-month-low-as-fed-minutes-reveal-talks-to-shrink-balance-sheet/ 
10:50 MetaMask MAU
https://twitter.com/ljin18/status/1478122393084305410?s=21 
12:36 Electric Capital Dev Report
https://twitter.com/avichal/status/1478776674648944641 
18:07 NFT Markets
https://decrypt.co/89653/ethereum-nft-market-soars-first-days-2022-opensea-3b 
https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/state-of-the-nfts 
https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1472671834239766528?s=20 

26:00 RELEASES
27:45 Zapper NFT Notifications
https://twitter.com/sebaudet26/status/1477695744245219329?s=21 
29:03 Aave Mobile Wallet
https://twitter.com/stanikulechov/status/1477067176733335556?s=21 
29:52 BitGo Index Coop
https://twitter.com/bitgo/status/1478750888059715592?s=21 
30:42 Multidimensional EIP 1559
https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1478798036667150346?s=20 
33:47 OpenSea Raise
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/01/05/nft-marketplace-opensea-valued-at-133b-in-300m-funding-round-report/ 
Dharma Rumor? https://www.axios.com/opensea-nft-dharma-acquire-f6df00d5-1cc0-463a-95fd-2f5039947ed8.html 
36:30 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

37:30 NEWS
37:47 Vitalik Podcast
https://cointelegraph.com/news/we-are-50-of-the-way-there-says-vitalik-on-ethereum-s-development 
40:02 Aave Arc
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/01/05/fireblocks-whitelists-30-trading-firms-for-aaves-institutional-defi-debut/ 
44:03 Aave on StarkNet
https://governance.aave.com/t/arc-deploying-aave-on-starknet/6726 
45:05 Game Overwhelms Polygon
https://thedefiant.io/sunflower-game-causes-polygon-fee-spike/ 
46:45 Solana Performance
https://polynya.medium.com/transaction-quality-trilemma-4af36704590b 
Dan’s Take: https://twitter.com/delitzer/status/1479140747353870337?s=20 
52:20 Buying Stolen NFTs
https://twitter.com/marcograssi_/status/1478872167328751618?s=21 
57:29 Freezing Bored Apes
https://cointelegraph.com/news/opensea-freezes-2-2m-of-stolen-bored-apes 
59:35 Fake Bored Apes
https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/30/22860010/bored-ape-yacht-club-payc-phayc-copycat-nft 
1:02:12 Eminem
https://twitter.com/Eminem 
1:03:23 Samsung NFTVs
https://messari.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5b89525c77acdd986027c25d1&id=11853b4ecf&e=ba752c823c 
Metaverse: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/129380/samsung-metaverse-flagship-837-store-decentraland 
1:05:30 BTC Environmental Oversight
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/129336/congress-is-preparing-an-oversight-hearing-on-bitcoin-minings-environmental-impact-sources 
1:09:20 Kazakhstan Internet
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/129312/bitcoin-mining-pool-hashrates-fall-amid-kazakhstan-internet-shutdown 
1:12:04 CFTC Fines Polymarket
https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/01/04/polymarkets-cftc-fine-hints-at-defi-regulation-roadmap/?outputType=amp 
1:15:52 Tether Freezes a Million
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/129133/tether-freezes-over-1-million-usdt-single-address 
1:16:32 China’s Digital Yuan Wallet
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/129081/chinas-digital-yuan-wallet-goes-live-on-app-stores-in-pilot-mode 

1:19:00 TAKES
1:20:00 Protocol Mafias
https://twitter.com/jai_bhavnani/status/1477515100940500992?s=20 
1:22:20 Lawyer Fees
https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1478425001900457985?s=20 
1:25:16 Goldfish Market
https://twitter.com/CatfishFishy/status/1478384991491047428?s=20 
1:28:01 Degens & Boomers
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1478702153271169024?s=20 
1:31:32 Greed Ruins Games
https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/rwlo57/nfts_wont_ruin_computer_games_greedy_game/ 
1:32:09 Bull Supply Bear Demand
https://twitter.com/AltcoinPsycho/status/1478643223027273730 

1:32:57 What David’s Excited About
1:33:54 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:36:30 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1478096910871191554?s=20 

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Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

Jan 07, 2022
TribeDAO - The Biggest Protocol Merge Ever
59:16

In the latter half of 2021, Jai Bhavnani of Rari Capital and Joey Santoro of FEI Protocol went to each other's governance forums and proposed the FEI RARI token merge: the biggest protocol merger that we've ever seen in the space.

The concept garnered high engagement and a ton of community response, and the formal votes received overwhelming support on both sides. This unprecedented merge is a historical moment for DAOs. The verticalization of DeFi is happening with new 'mafias' emerging in several corners of DeFi. Uniting capital efficiency, values, and communities, we are right alongside Jai with his excitement to see how this all plays out.

With new conversations of anti-trust and competition, it's clear that the DAO space is continuing to mature. Integrated DeFi stacks are increasingly exciting, and in this episode, we dive into the details with two pioneers of interDAO relationships.

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📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account!
https://bankless.cc/OnJuno 

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BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:

⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM
https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 

🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING
https://bankless.cc/Matcha 

🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING
https://bankless.cc/Slingshot 

🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO
https://bankless.cc/Gemini 

🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET
https://bankless.cc/Brave 

🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING
https://bankless.cc/UniGrants 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
5:50 The TribeDAO Merger
10:48 Rari Capital & FEI
13:37 FEI & Rari Capital
17:14 Liquidity Engines
24:36 Turbo Verticalization
29:12 Aligning Incentives
32:08 The God Theory of DAOs
35:19 RGT & Operations
40:53 The Broader DAO Space
46:36 Anti-Trust in Crypto
52:36 TribeDAO Roadmap
56:42 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

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

FEI:
https://twitter.com/feiprotocol?s=20 

Rari:
https://twitter.com/RariCapital?s=20 

Jai's Forum Post:
https://tribe.fei.money/t/fip-51-fei-rari-token-merge/3642 

Joey's Forum Post:
https://forums.rari.capital/d/177-feirari-token-merge 

Swap RGT for TRIBE:
https://feirari-swap-interface.vercel.app/ 

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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 

Jan 05, 2022
Cooper Turley | Layer Zero
01:19:31

Cooper Turley is all in, all the time. He’s been that way since he was a kid. In the crypto space, it truly seems like he’s everywhere at once. He knows everyone and has his hands in nearly every relevant project.

However, none of this happened by chance. Cooper is a champion of the grinder mindset, and it echoes through everything he touches. His approach to his career, relationships, and self-improvement buzzes with a productive energy to build and bring value to all that he does. We all have something to learn from Cooper Turley.

As crypto continues to mature, it’s clear that big things are lined up for Cooper. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:39 Cooper Turley & Runescpe
9:22 Grinding & Sports

13:18 Video Starts

15:19 College & Music
18:36 Mindfulness & Schedule
25:38 Crypto in 2017
33:26 Bear Market Building
40:59 Working on Everything
45:31 🔥_🔥
51:08 Hollywood Cooper IRL
57:48 Bull Market Behavior
1:00:49 Intersecting Crypto & Culture
1:05:14 A Horizontal Approach
1:12:01 On the Road
1:16:21 Closing & Disclaimers

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

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Jan 04, 2022
99 - Endgame | Vitalik Buterin
02:28:58

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin returns to the podcast to discuss his recent article Endgame, as well as the massive year we observed in 2021. From the future of Ethereum to the rise of alternative Layer 1 platforms, it only makes sense to kick off 2022 by exploring how far we’ve come and figuring out where we’re headed.

How far are we along on Ethereum’s roadmap? What challenges lie ahead?

In a recent tweet, Vitalik posted a graphic of the updated progress of the Ethereum roadmap, and there are five throughlines that are progressing in parallel:

• The Merge
• The Surge
• The Verge
• The Purge
• The Splurge

We dive into what each of these means, as well as discuss what Ethereum will look like as these milestones are met. Holding this up against conversations of maximalism and alternative L1s, now is the time to start asking the big questions.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

4:09 Debrief

7:27 Vitalik Returns after 2021
11:40 2021 Ethereum Milestones
16:33 Roadmap Progress

19:35 The Merge (Proof of Stake)

24:20 The Surge (Rollups & Sharding)
32:59 Life after Sharding

42:40 The Verge (Verkle Trees)

49:35 The Purge (History Expiry)
57:03 State Expiry & Snake
1:03:40 Snakes & States

1:08:20 The Splurge (Everything Else)

1:15:20 What Makes Vitalik Happy

1:20:17 Rise of Alt Layer 1s
1:26:03 Gas Costs & Decentralization

1:29:11 Maximalism

1:34:03 Endgame
1:40:16 Alt L1s and Rollups
1:44:02 Multi-Rollup World
1:49:21 The Ground Floor

1:53:56 Solving the World’s Problems

1:58:33 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

VITALIK'S ARTICLES
Endgame
https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/12/06/endgame.html 
The Limits to Blockchain Scalability
https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/05/23/scaling.html 
Verkle Trees
https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/06/18/verkle.html 
Pragmatic Destruction of Self-Destruct
https://hackmd.io/@vbuterin/selfdestruct 
Crypto Cities
https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/10/31/cities.html 
Legitimacy
https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/03/23/legitimacy.html 
Moving beyond coin voting governance
https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/08/16/voting3.html 

VITALIK ON BANKLESS
Legitimacy
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-legitimacy-vitalik-buterin
Beyond Coin Voting
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/beyond-coin-voting-vitalik-buterin
Vitalik Speaks (Playlist)
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmkdAgtxf3agqnA5IieA7OkKBjlhx9mn-

MISC.
Roadmap Tweet
https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1466411377107558402?s=20 
Merge Testnet
https://kintsugi.themerge.dev/ 
ETH TPS
https://ethtps.info/ 

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Jan 03, 2022
ROLLUP: Jack Dorsey vs Web3 | Apes Flippening Punks | Weeknd NFTs | SOS & GasDAO Airdrop | FEI RARI
01:18:45

Last Week of 2021

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0:00 Intro

2:20 MARKETS
2:35 BTC Price
3:05 ETH Price
5:24 ETH/BTC Ratio
5:47 BED Index
https://www.indexcoop.com/bed 
6:06 Dex Volume
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/128500/decentralized-exchanges-saw-over-1-trillion-in-trading-volume-this-year 
7:45 YFI Tokenomics
https://thedefiant.io/yearn-tokenomics-change/ 

11:00 RELEASES & RAISES
12:30 Shopify NFTs
https://www.shopify.com/nft 
14:29 Opera Polygon
https://twitter.com/opera/status/1473654561059446784?s=21 
16:23 Clarity DAO Tool
https://twitter.com/clarityteams/status/1471913111309504512?s=21 
17:27 Parachains on Polkadot
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/128026/parachains-officially-launch-on-polkadot-network 
18:30 BitMEX Token
https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/12/21/bitmex-announces-bmex-tokens-to-revive-retail-interest/ 
20:20 Hashflow HFT Token
https://twitter.com/hashflownetwork/status/1473463052951760899?s=20 
20:59 Huobi on Arbitrum
https://twitter.com/HuobiGlobal/status/1476045335357132801 
21:54 Alexis Ohanian & Polygon
https://twitter.com/VentureBeat/status/1471857751223582728?s=20 
23:35 Figment
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/20/figment-reaches-unicorn-status-with-110m-series-c/ 
25:25 B.Protocol
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/22/bprotocol-raises-22m-to-backstop-defi-liquidations/ 
27:25 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

NEWS
28:59 Airdrop Szn
SOS: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/28/opendaos-sos-token-hits-250m-market-cap-despite-unclear-goals-security-risks/ 
GIV: https://giv.giveth.io/ 
GasDAO: https://mirror.xyz/gasdao.eth/AwZGIpiVuIOkcwUaKqn4ZdcI4MetmYmvVdnuZsNZlaQ 
32:06 Merge Testnet
https://blog.ethereum.org/2021/12/20/kintsugi-merge-testnet/ 
32:53 Polygon Bug
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/128784/polygon-critical-bug-24-billion-matic-tokens-at-risk-hard-fork 
34:41 FEI RARI Merge
https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2021/12/21/rari-capital-fei-protocol-token-holders-approve-multibillion-dollar-defi-merger/ 
36:24 Mastercard & Consensys
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/16/consensys-collaborates-with-mastercard-on-new-ethereum-scaling-solution/ 
37:32 RadioShack
https://decrypt.co/88712/yes-radioshack-pivoted-defi 
39:17 BlockbusterDAO
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/128564/a-dao-wants-to-buy-blockbuster-and-turn-it-into-a-decentralized-film-streaming-service 
39:49 Jeopardy
https://twitter.com/davidesilverman/status/1475989132598026240?s=21 
40:50 .eth Leaderboard
https://twitter.com/ethleaderboard/status/1476647213044416512 
41:58 Apes Flip Punks
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/128338/bored-ape-yacht-club-nft-flip-cryptopunks-floor-price 
44:32 Adidas NFTs
https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/17/22843104/adidas-nfts-metaverse-sold-bored-ape 
45:33 Weeknd NFTs
https://decrypt.co/88839/the-weeknd-releases-ethereum-nfts-via-tom-bradys-autograph-platform 
46:02 Meta Web3 Compatibility
https://decrypt.co/89153/meta-targeting-deep-compatibility-blockchain-web-3-incoming-cto 
47:42 Jack vs Web3
https://twitter.com/jack/status/1473139010197508098?s=20 
55:12 Ray Dalio
https://blockworks.co/ray-dalio-crypto-should-be-part-of-a-diversified-portfolio 
57:00 Kraken Acquires Staked
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/128294/crypto-exchange-kraken-acquires-staking-startup-staked 
1:00:11 Web3 Candidates
https://blockworks.co/a16z-poll-voters-will-prefer-candidate-that-supports-web3/ 

1:02:30 TAKES
1:03:30 Decentralization is Insurance
https://twitter.com/hughkarp/status/1471446570382118916?s=21 
1:07:03 Hacks vs Banks
https://twitter.com/lay2000lbs/status/1472691654121426966?s=21 
1:07:59 BTC vs ETH
https://twitter.com/stakeborg/status/1474327539657342976?s=21 
1:09:53 Risk is Relative
https://twitter.com/danielgothits/status/1474904081072209920?s=21 

1:13:10 What David’s Excited* About
1:15:32 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:17:02 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1474270619189473280?s=20 

1:17:28 Closing & Disclaimers

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Dec 31, 2021
98 - 5 Things We Got Right
01:32:49

Breaking down our recent '5 Things We Got Right' article, in this episode we tackle this year in crypto from a high level. We cover the predictions we made, what we planned to look out for, and then we dive into how it all played out.

There were some things we got right—and some things that surprised us—but perhaps most of all, we learned a ton.

Come reflect with us on all the lessons from 2021 that we can arm ourselves with as we head into 2022. Will it be another bullish year?

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Topics Covered

0:00 Intro
4:00 Reflections on 2021
8:43 Reviewing our Predictions

5 Things We Got Right
17:53 Multi-Trillion Dollar Asset Class
23:14 ETH Strong Against BTC
27:20 ETH is Money
31:40 It’s Raining Airdrops
33:03 DeFi Usage

5 Things that Surprised Us
34:10 NFTs Exploding
38:45 Axie Infinity
41:47 Web3
45:15 DeFi Lagging
49:00 Alt-L1 Tokens

5 New Mental Models
55:17 Cryptography
58:17 Legitimacy
1:01:56 Ultra Sound Money
1:05:38 Modular vs Monolithic
1:09:54 Crypto Renaissance

1:14:50 5 Bets for 2022
1:17:31 Bullish Blockspace
1:21:34 Next Gen DeFi
1:24:33 DAOs
1:27:00 Crypto Gaming
1:29:16 Decentralized Identity

1:33:30 Is 2022 A Bullish Year?

1:39:18 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

5 Things We Got Right
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/5-things-we-got-right 
Ultra Sound Money
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-ultra-sound-money-justin-drake 
Ultimate Guide to Airdrops
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-ultimate-guide-to-airdrops 
The Crypto Renaissance
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-the-crypto-renaissance-josh-rosenthal 
Ultra Scalable Ethereum
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ultra-scalable-ethereum 
5 Mental Models for Web3
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-90-5-mental-models-for-web3-chris 

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Dec 27, 2021
2021 ROLLUP: Top 20 Crypto Moments in 2021
01:16:27

As the year comes to a close, it's time to ask ourselves: What are the Hottest Stories of 2021?

This has been an unquestionably historic year for Web3, and massive events happened both in and outside of the space. From NFTs to the Infrastructure Bill, we narrowed down this year into 20 overarching themes and narratives.

What will take the #1 spot? Spoiler: it's not Ryan's Tiny Turtle.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:30 20 | New All Time Highs
8:33 19 | GME & Memestonks
https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/gamestop-stock-short-seller-squeeze-losses-reddit-traders-citron-gme-2021-1 
11:17 18 | Michael Saylor & Tesla
https://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/microstrategy-buys-414m-more-bitcoin-in-q4/ 
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/08/tesla-buys-1point5-billion-in-bitcoin.html 
12:58 17 | Rise of Layer 2s
https://l2beat.com/ 
14:54 16 | DeFi over CeFi
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1361356927226310668?s=20 
https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1442234625120608256?s=20 
17:03 15 | China Ban
https://youtu.be/Cz14dpWxgKk 
20:12 14 | El Salvador
https://www.npr.org/2021/09/07/1034838909/bitcoin-el-salvador-legal-tender-official-currency-cryptocurrency 
22:25 13 | Beeple $69M Sale
https://www.businessinsider.com/art-auction-nft-beeple-top-selling-most-expensive-sale-millions-2021-3 
25:01 12 | Punks, Apes, and PFPs
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/116715/collection-of-bored-ape-nfts-break-sothebys-estimates-with-3-days-to-go 
https://www.sothebys.com/en/digital-catalogues/sealed-cryptopunks-five-punks-on-paper 
29:28 11 | Axie Infinity
https://twitter.com/Psycheout86/status/1423719170315800581?s=20 
32:00 10 | OpenSea Sales Volume
https://beincrypto.com/opensea-crosses-10-billion-in-all-time-sales-volumes/ 
36:50 9 | Coinbase IPO
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/100235/coinbase-direct-listing-april-nasdaq 
40:15 8 | Gary Gensler
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/101595/us-senate-confirms-gary-gensler-as-joe-bidens-sec-commissioner 
44:25 7 | Constitution DAO
https://www.theverge.com/22820563/constitution-meme-47-million-crypto-crowdfunding-blockchain-ethereum-constitution 
47:20 6 | EIP-1559
https://blockworks.co/eip-1559-is-live-thanks-to-ethereums-london-hard-fork/ 
50:20 5 | Ultra Sound Money
https://ultrasound.money/ 
53:50 4 | Gas Fees
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1392556085941350400?s=20 
57:03 3 | Alt Layer 1s
https://defillama.com/chains 
1:00:12 2 | Infrastructure Bill
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/112877/white-house-says-crypto-tax-enforcement-will-help-pay-for-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal 
https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1421150344051048451 
1:04:45 1 | Inflation
https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact/status/1414948397233082372?s=20 
https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/1469722686939140101?s=20 
1:09:40 Honorable Mentions
1:14:20 Closing & Disclaimers

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Dec 23, 2021
97 - The Bull Case For ETH III | Anthony Sassano, DC Investor, Cyrus Younessi
01:44:53

Anthony Sassano, DC Investor, and Cyrus Younessi return to Bankless to complete the Bull Case for Ethereum Trilogy. Comparing this episode with the previous two Bull Cases, we can see what has held up so far and what we have to look forward to in 2022.

Spoiler: these guys have gotten a lot of things right.

Covering topics like the meteoric rise of NFTs, the BTC Flippening, and Ethereum Maximalism, there remains much to be incredibly excited about as we close out a historic 2021. While macro conditions remain uncertain, the conditions of the crypto markets and ecosystems are perhaps surprisingly more digestible.

With the Proof-of-Stake merge on the way and the modular blockchain thesis taking shape, the inevitable conclusion is that ETH is destined to go up.

What’s 2022 going to look like? No one knows for sure, but this episode left us feeling incredibly bullish.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
5:45 Recapping the Prequels
10:21 Crypto in 2021
17:09 Narratives and Scaling
23:21 The Cultural Asset Layer
27:57 Core Value Pillars
35:34 Do the People Know?
40:24 PoS and Monetary Policy
46:45 Bullish APY
52:52 The Merge and Price
57:12 Users & Gas Fees
1:05:59 Layer 1s & Modular Blockchains
1:09:40 Extreme Decentralization
1:12:15 Chains that Care
1:18:00 Maximalism
1:22:42 Is ETH Going to Scale?
1:28:09 Market Conditions
1:38:10 The Flippening & Price Predictions
1:46:14 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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 
Bull Case for Ethereum I
https://youtu.be/36HkwlqfBaQ 
Bull Case for Ethereum II 
https://youtu.be/85M3yGvzCe4 
Ultra Sound Money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWqhn1hXvVc&t=0s 
Ultra Scalable Ethereum
https://youtu.be/xjxyjgWiqLE 

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Dec 20, 2021
ROLLUP: Inflation, Nike NFTs, Disney & Marvel IMX, CryptoPunk Sale, Ledger Debit Card
01:30:15

3rd Week of December, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
Permissionless Conference 2022:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/discount-to-permissionless-2022 

4:00 MARKETS
4:19 BTC Price
5:16 ETH Price
6:15 ETH/BTC Ratio
7:34 Inflation
https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/1469722686939140101?s=20 
11:56 Issuance Tracker
https://twitter.com/dmihal/status/1468950264304467971 
19:34 Sotheby’s Sales
https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1471169594802987021?s=20 

21:00 RELEASES
22:15 Optimism Floodgates
https://thedefiant.io/optimism-removes-whitelist/ 
24:27 ETHGlobal 2022
https://ethglobal.medium.com/announcing-the-ethglobal-2022-season-51a7906bb3a4 
25:25 Balancer Boosted Pools
https://fernandocmartinelli.medium.com/ba3daadb59f9 
26:37 Superfluid on L2
https://twitter.com/Superfluid_HQ/status/1471176342733479936?s=20 
28:20 Forgotten Runes RPG
https://twitter.com/forgottenrunes/status/1471197252437741573?s=20 
29:15 Bitwise NFT Index
https://twitter.com/matt_hougan/status/1471489244824674306?s=21 
30:45 Aztec Connect
https://medium.com/@aztecnetwork/beb2982a92f3 
33:07 Slingshot
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/09/defi-trading-platform-slingshot-raises-15m-led-by-ribbit-capital/ 

33:37 RAISES

37:38 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

38:45 NEWS
39:12 Ether Capital
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211215005502/en/Ether-Capital-Corporation-Announces-First-Commitment-to-Ethereum-Staking 
40:12 Polygon Zero
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/126991/polygon-acquires-mir-protocol-400-million-zk-rollups 
41:48 Uniswap Polygon
https://app.uniswap.org/#/vote/2/10 
42:23 Ledger Debit Card
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/126914/ledger-unveils-crypto-debit-card-partners-with-ftx-coinbase-rarible 
43:46 ETH Client Validators
https://twitter.com/AyaMiyagotchi/status/1470654120180649986 
45:30 Aave v3
https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov/status/1470874379152150535?s=20 
46:16 Nike & RTFKT
https://twitter.com/Nike/status/1470504318671458307?s=20 
47:16 Marvel & Disney
https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1471178240643448837 
48:35 Mintable & IMX
https://twitter.com/epolynya/status/1470251518741811205?s=21 
50:29 CryptoPunk $10M Sale
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/127049/a-rare-cryptopunk-has-sold-at-a-record-10-2-million 
51:35 Dr Seuss NFTs
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/dr-seuss-nft-seussibles-1235062806/ 
52:12 BTC Core Devs
https://twitter.com/mikeinspace/status/1469377581015355397?s=21 
53:27 90% of Bitcoin Mined
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/127275/90-of-all-bitcoin-has-now-been-mined 
53:55 Coinbase Earn
https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-makes-it-easy-to-earn-yield-with-defi-bd38156e2715 
57:45 Facebook Stole Meta
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/13/technology/instagram-handle-metaverse.html 
1:00:32 Elizabeth Warren
https://twitter.com/senwarren/status/1470843764843458560?s=21 
1:03:03 Hester Peirce
https://twitter.com/HesterPeirce/status/1470475491580825601?s=20 
1:04:34 Russia Ban
https://cointelegraph.com/news/bank-of-russia-to-ban-mutual-funds-from-investing-in-bitcoin 
1:04:55 IMF
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/127218/imf-advocates-for-coordinated-crypto-policy-among-the-worlds-governments 
1:06:19 Quick Takes
Katie Haun a16z
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/127672/katie-haun-to-depart-a16z-form-new-fund-focused-on-crypto-and-web3-report 
Kevin Durant
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-15/nba-star-kevin-durant-signs-deal-to-promote-crypto-platform-coinbase 

1:08:00 TAKES
1:09:00 POAPs are Memories
https://twitter.com/izgnzlz/status/1470789729348112386 
1:11:29 Linguistics
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1469054916966682624?s=20 
1:14:13 Decentralization
https://twitter.com/RealNatashaChe/status/1470560283215159297?s=20 
1:18:48 Moloch
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1470943188105846785?s=20 
1:21:37 Optimists
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1464638114048065539?s=20 

1:24:35 What David’s Excited About
1:26:19 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:27:58 MEME of the Week

1:29:00 Closing & Disclaimers

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Dec 17, 2021
10 Predictions About Crypto in 2022 with Ryan Selkis
01:27:59

Ryan Selkis is the Founder and CEO the data analytics platform Messari. In Ryan's past Bankless appearances, we've debated ETH as money and the Triple Point Asset thesis. We've tackled crypto regulation and taking an aggressive stance on policy.

Now it's time to add it all together and decide what's next—what's important for the industry and the world as we head into 2022. Ryan wrote a 150+ page beast of a report titled 'Crypto Theses for 2022,' which covers the space from top to bottom. From DAOs and DeFi to Regulation and NFTs, there is no stone left unturned in this report.

In this episode, we digest the mountain of information Ryan puts together on an annual basis to answer the question: What's in store for Crypto in 2022?

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
7:00 Ryan Selkis & Institutional Trust
14:30 Web3 is Inevitable
22:08 Inflation & Use Cases
32:47 WAGMI
37:45 The Fall of China
42:52 The American Battleground
46:55 The Regulator Side
56:28 The Crypto Coalition
1:02:20 NFTs & Metaverse
1:09:48 ETH's Q3 Earnings Report
1:16:47 ETH Killer Valuations
1:20:41 ETH is Money Debate
1:25:33 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

The Crypto Theses:
https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1466438779196039175?s=20 

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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:
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Dec 15, 2021
96 - Web3 Gaming 101 | Amy Wu
01:29:33

What is Crypto Gaming? Why is it important? What about Gaming NFTs? This is what we explore in this episode with Amy Wu, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. This is Crypto Gaming 101.

The Web3 Gaming space is emerging from all sorts of angles, from normies to hardcore gamers to crypto natives—and each has a role to play as the ecosystem matures.

Here are the 5 questions to answer in this episode:

1. What is Crypto Gaming and why is it important? What about casual & mobile gaming?
2. How do you identify the next Axie Infinity?
3. Why are Guilds important? Are they a good investment?
4. How do you earn in Crypto Gaming?
5. Where does meaning, value, and identity come into play? What about fun?

With the Crypto Gaming Revolution well under way, Amy walks us through the fundamentals of the space and how to approach the future.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
3:15 The Conference Experience
6:44 TradArt and NFTs
10:11 Metaverso
13:14 Crypto IRL
16:20 The Panel
19:40 FreeRoss DAO
21:38 The Panelists
24:28 The Potential of NFTs
29:00 More than Fractionalizing
33:45 Liquidity
39:33 Pricing Assets
46:50 Community
54:34 Regulatory Issues
1:00:22 Use Cases

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Resources:

Amy on Twitter
https://twitter.com/amytongwu?s=20 
Lightspeed Venture Partners
https://twitter.com/lightspeedvp?s=20 
The Crypto Gaming Revolution
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/the-crypto-gaming-revolution 
The Rise of Axie
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/the-rise-of-axie-infinity-jeff-jiho 

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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:
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Dec 13, 2021
ROLLUP: Vitalik's Endgame, Pepsi & Adidas NFTs | Crypto Congress | ETH : BTC
02:08:14

2nd Week of December, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:30 MARKETS
5:16 BTC Price
5:40 ETH Price
8:00 ETH/BTC Ratio
10:16 DeFi Action
https://www.indexcoop.com/bed 
12:52 DAI is Decentralizing
https://twitter.com/hosseeb/status/1465574280217825288 
13:45 Web3 Heating Up
https://twitter.com/cdixon/status/1467293295898284032?s=21 
14:58 3AC Buying ETH
https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/12/08/crypto-hedge-fund-three-arrows-capital-snaps-up-400m-in-eth/ 
19:58 Shilling Cardano
https://twitter.com/jackniewold/status/1466823469564248068?s=21 
26:48 Uniswap Volume
https://twitter.com/Uniswap/status/1467968038091767812 

29:00 RELEASES
30:00 GitPOAP
https://medium.com/gitpoap/introducing-gitpoap-16e74ce53c3b 
32:49 Messari Governor
https://messari.io/article/introducing-messari-governor-the-first-to-market-governance-aggregator-and-voting-platform 
33:57 Argent on StarkNet
https://www.argent.xyz/blog/argent-x-starknet/ 
34:38 Ramp Network
https://twitter.com/RampNetwork/status/1468270048364093443?s=20 
35:39 FTX Raise
https://t.co/2oeXXisAjc 
36:51 Voltz Finance
https://medium.com/voltz/voltz-the-interest-rate-swap-amm-announces-its-6m-seed-round-led-by-framework-ventures-8f26cb09ed22 
37:36 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

38:30 NEWS
39:08 BadgerDAO Hack
https://rekt.news/badger-rekt/ 
https://twitter.com/CryptoCatVC/status/1466380960648380419 
44:14 Nexus Mutual & Celsius
https://thedefiant.io/badgerdao-hack-insurance-payout/ 
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/126286/celsius-network-confirms-it-lost-money-in-the-badgerdao-defi-hack 
47:43 Bitmart Hack
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/05/crypto-exchange-bitmart-hacked-with-losses-estimated-at-196-million 
49:55 FreeRossDAO
https://freerossdao.com/ 
53:36 Google CEO Chainlink
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/126545/googles-former-ceo-joins-chainlink-labs-as-a-strategic-advisor 
54:14 Censorship
https://twitter.com/cdixon/status/1467907759664340999 
https://twitter.com/KeatonInglis/status/1468583463330717703?s=20 
56:45 Dfinity
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1468575050005716993?s=20 
1:03:26 SushiSwap Drama
https://twitter.com/josephdelong/status/1468689021530427395 
1:06:58 Vitalik’s Endgame
https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/12/06/endgame.html 
1:07:46 Ubisoft NFTs Rugged
https://decrypt.co/87752/ubisoft-first-major-gaming-company-launch-in-game-nfts 
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1468763238766686211?s=21 
1:17:15 OpenSea IPO
https://decrypt.co/87701/opensea-ipo-criticism-crypto-ethereum-token 
1:18:58 Crypto Gifts
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nfts-and-cryptocurrencies-replace-cash-as-a-new-holiday-gift-11638873001 
1:21:27 Matrix NFTs
https://twitter.com/JordanLyall/status/1466544437308260355 
1:23:40 Adidas Bored Ape
https://decrypt.co/87467/adidas-metaverse-bored-ape-yacht-club-ethereum-nft 
1:24:09 Pepsi Mic Drop NFT
https://twitter.com/pepsi/status/1468946201718501376?s=20 
1:25:26 Seattle NFT Museum
https://www.geekwire.com/2021/tech-entrepreneurs-opening-seattle-nft-museum-to-showcase-digital-artform-in-a-physical-space/ 
1:26:45 3LAU Christies Auction 
https://www.instagram.com/3lau/p/CXH4gO-JyWX/?utm_medium=copy_link 
1:28:24 Stock to Flow Broken
https://ambcrypto.com/after-98k-november-doesnt-materialize-planb-speaks-out-on-first-miss/ 
1:31:59 MicroStrategy
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/126957/microstrategy-spends-82-4-million-in-cash-to-buy-even-more-bitcoin 
1:33:05 House Committee
https://youtu.be/4oOTvtupND8 
1:37:00 Brad Sherman
https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1468709005115772930?s=20 
Aarika Rhodes: https://twitter.com/AarikaRhodes?s=20 
1:41:03 Gemini & Colombia
https://cointelegraph.com/news/gemini-partners-with-colombia-s-biggest-bank-for-crypto-trading 
1:41:35 Novi Wallet
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/126941/novi-whatsapp 

1:44:00 TAKES
1:44:30 Never Sell Early
https://twitter.com/naval/status/1464788767953154058?s=20 
1:49:36 The Flippening Beginning
https://twitter.com/punk4156/status/1467341210855645185?s=21 
1:51:40 More Fun, More Money
https://www.notboring.co/p/the-pareto-funtier 
1:55:22 Own BTC and ETH
https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees/status/1468601645164470272 

1:59:09 What David’s Excited About
2:01:45 What Ryan’s Excited About

2:05:05 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/rajgokal/status/1467857393338003461?s=20 

2:07:09 Moment of Zen
https://twitter.com/songadaymann/status/1469038512607571980?s=21 

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Dec 10, 2021
Bringing DeFi to NFTs | Metaverso Panel
01:03:24

On December 7, 2021, Metaverso was held in Puerto Rico as a 1-day conference filled with leaders in crypto culture. We held a panel with Sam Cassat of Aligned Capital, Ben Lakoff of Charged Particles, Andy8052 of Fractional, and Laura Jaramillo of Upshot.

In this special edition, we dive into what the conference experience really is. Spoiler: Crypto IRL is amazing. The panel explores the intersection of DeFi and NFTs—what happens when these worlds collide? There are only two types of assets—fungible and non-fungible—but we are seeing these concepts blur together in new and interesting ways.

From liquidity to communities, this conversation covers how the Metaverse is bringing DeFi to NFTs.

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0:00 Intro
3:15 The Conference Experience
6:44 TradArt and NFTs
10:11 Metaverso
13:14 Crypto IRL
16:20 The Panel
19:40 FreeRoss DAO
21:38 The Panelists
24:28 The Potential of NFTs
29:00 More than Fractionalizing
33:45 Liquidity
39:33 Pricing Assets
46:50 Community
54:34 Regulatory Issues
1:00:22 Use Cases

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Resources:

Metaverso
https://www.metaver.so/ 
FreeRossDAO
https://freerossdao.com/ 
Sam Cassatt
https://twitter.com/samcassatt?s=20 
Ben Lakoff
https://twitter.com/benlakoff?s=20 
Andy8052
https://twitter.com/andy8052?s=20 
Laura Jaramillo
https://twitter.com/LauraTJD?s=20 

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Dec 09, 2021
Justin Aversano | Layer Zero
01:41:11

Justin Aversano is the now-famous photographer behind the NFT project Twin Flames, but that doesn’t even begin to cover it. Starting with his birthday project titled Every Day is a Gift, Justin has relentlessly pursued his creative passions, backed by his own personal journey of grief, healing, and growth.

Justin has a unique, powerful, and intense story—the grief of his mother passing from cancer and the trauma of losing a twin in the womb inspired a years-long quest for discovery and healing.

You can feel the creativity and emotion in his work, and his Twin Flames project has seen tremendous success in both the physical and digital realm. Describing NFTs as the Digital Twin of the Physical Reality, the cohesion of his work and individuality surface as we explore why art matters, and what drives the creative mind.

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Resources:

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

Justin’s Website:
https://www.justinaversano.com/ 

Quantum Art Discord:
https://discord.com/invite/quantum-art 

SaveArtSpace:
https://twitter.com/saveartspace?s=20 

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Dec 07, 2021
95 - How Kevin Rose Invests in Web3
01:43:29

Kevin Rose is a veteran of internet growth. Kevin founded digg, the news aggregator site that pioneered community-curated content in the early days of Web2. With a macro perspective of all things digital, Kevin has thrived as a builder and investor on the cutting edge of the internet.

His experience allowed him to understand the role of community and has played a key role in his transition from investing in technology to investing in culture and artists. Seeing creativity blossom has fostered Kevin’s conviction and confidence in the space, and when Kevin speaks, the digital world of today and tomorrow becomes crystal clear.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
5:00 Kevin Rose and Digg
10:23 What About Web3?
14:53 Blending not Competing
23:25 A Hybrid Approach
26:53 Crypto & The Inevitable
34:04 Confidence & Conviction
38:15 NFTs for the Long Term
48:56 Backing Artists
55:54 Self Sovereign Industries
59:49 Interactive Utility
1:08:09 Experimenting & Innovating
1:12:30 Tokens and Content
1:16:30 Getting Exposure
1:20:20 This is the Metaverse
1:27:36 Rapid Fire Questions
1:39:12 What’s Next For Kevin?
1:43:00 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

Proof Podcast:
https://www.proof.xyz/ 

Tom Sachs Rocket Factory:
https://tomsachsrocketfactory.com/ 

Ultra Scalable Ethereum:
https://youtu.be/xjxyjgWiqLE 

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Dec 06, 2021
ROLLUP - Jack Dorsey Exits Twitter | BTC ETH Ratio | Spiderman & Ross Ulbricht NFTs
01:48:29

1st Week of December, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
Metamask:
https://bankless.cc/metamask-shows 
Gitcoin:
https://gitcoin.co/hackathon/gr12/ 

5:00 MARKETS
5:55 BTC Price
6:16 ETH Price
6:42 ETH/BTC Ratio
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1465868162860077062?s=20 
13:32 DeFi Action
15:42 Adoption
https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1463965278119907331?s=20
20:34 Omicron
https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/11/29/defi-protocol-omicrons-token-jumps-10-fold-after-namesake-covid-variant-emerges/ 
23:43 Crypto Dot Com
https://thedefiant.io/crypto-com-cro-tvl-1b/ 
25:33 Bigger than Banks
https://twitter.com/thekriskay/status/1466139868967444485 
27:13 ETH on Exchanges
https://twitter.com/CryptoGucci/status/1466426429332017152?s=20 

30:00 RELEASES
30:30 StarkNet Alpha
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-super-scaling-with-starkware-uri 
33:32 Tornado Cash x Arbitrum
https://twitter.com/TornadoCash/status/1465269558617550850 
34:08 Bancor v3
https://bancor.medium.com/ 
34:47 GNO and xDAI
https://twitter.com/koeppelmann/status/1465779337823666188?s=12 
37:54 Celsius Series B
https://blockworks.co/celsius-expands-its-series-b-from-400m-to-oversubscribed-750m/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T 
38:41 Fireblocks
https://www.ledgerinsights.com/digital-asset-custody-firm-fireblocks-raises-400m-at-8-billion-valuation/ 
40:00 1inch Series B
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/125901/1inch-network-closes-175-million-series-b-aims-to-serve-institutional-customers 
42:18 Matt Zhang Fund
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/125664/former-wall-street-banker-launches-1-5-billion-crypto-venture-fund?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 
43:18 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

44:00 NEWS
44:37 Jack Resigns from Twitter
https://twitter.com/jack/status/1465347002426867720?s=20 
New CEO:
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/11/30/five-things-to-know-about-twitters-new-ceo-parag-agrawal/ 
49:21 $PEOPLE Boom
https://blwk.omeclk.com/portal/wts/ugmcny2fmqefnqmN2q%7CRyy%7CqF8Con9r%3BGkh3a 
50:36 EIP-4488
https://twitter.com/protolambda/status/1466114606036889613?s=20 
53:56 Uniswap on Polygon
https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1462882559914823691?s=20 
54:30 Beacon Chain Birthday
https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1466411377107558402 
48:42 Beer.ETH
https://twitter.com/BrantlyMillegan/status/1465336361351880711 
59:30 ENS Growth
https://twitter.com/BrantlyMillegan/status/1466109173385637891?s=20 
1:00:44 Front-End Worries
https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1466390376500105218?s=21 
1:04:16 Spiderman NFT
https://messari.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5b89525c77acdd986027c25d1&id=aa5566375f&e=29f2240adb 
1:05:53 Ross Ulbricht NFT
https://twitter.com/realrossu/status/1465788108461514756?s=21 
1:08:48 Unlocking with NFTs
https://twitter.com/hm0429/status/1465241679800111107?s=20 
1:11:11 Immutable & Moonpay
https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1466201337452916737?s=20 
1:13:42 Salvador & Saylor
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/11/26/el-salvador-buys-100-more-bitcoins-as-crypto-market-falls/ 
1:15:58 China Censoring
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/125533/china-crypto-censorship-media-mining-pools 
1:17:27 Transitory Inflation
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1466060476001968129?s=20 
1:18:48 Crypto Bank Regulation
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/126020/congress-to-hold-hearing-with-execs-from-coinbase-ftx-paxos-and-others 

1:21:00 TAKES
1:21:30 The Ethereum Pre-Mine
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1466074560759943169?s=20 
1:27:22 The Chain of Chains
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1465469933140131840?s=20 
1:29:36 What DAOs will DO
https://twitter.com/brantlymillegan/status/1464682887224217605?s=21 
1:31:25 The Entire Bet
https://twitter.com/squishchaos/status/1465108245589073922?s=21 
1:36:30 Do Fundamentals Matter?
https://twitter.com/kyled116/status/1466226155325833216?s=20 
1:38:13 Metaverse Exposure
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1466434553871061010?s=20 

1:40:46 What David’s Excited About
1:42:30 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:45:24 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1464103140597272583?s=20 

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Dec 03, 2021
4 - Clon the Cool Cat | Overpriced JPEGs
02:22

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Clon is the founder and artist behind the NFT sensation Cool Cats. Striking a delicate balance between cool and cute, the massive success of this project is a testament to the importance of a good founding team and strong values.

We discuss how Clon fell into the NFT space and found a perfect product-market fit with his work and style. We cover the power of community, dive into tokenomics, and explore how breaking into NFTs actually works.

Although the market is (over)saturated with PFP projects, there are reasons why the cream rises to the top. Tune in and find out.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
3:00 Clon the Cool Cat
10:10 Designing & Developing
18:02 Launching with Legitimacy
26:30 The State of Cool Cats
35:18 Community Management
42:38 Ownership Rights
49:00 Milk & Gold
55:51 Advice For Artists
1:02:48 Other Projects
1:07:36 Besides PFPs
1:10:45 A Day in the Life
1:14:17 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

Cool Cats:
https://www.coolcatsnft.com/ 

Toy Boogers:
https://twitter.com/ToyBoogers?s=20 

Clon on Twitch:
https://www.twitch.tv/cloncast 

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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:
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Dec 02, 2021
Crypto Advocacy Panel
01:53:30

This is the Crypto Advocacy & Education Summit, which we're hosting to go along with the Ethereum Foundation's $500,000 donation to the Gitcoin Round 12 matching round for the ‘Crypto Advocacy’ track.

Gitcoin does these ‘quadratic matching’ rounds 4 times a year, where many entities donate large sums of funds, and the community rallies and donates to many causes and projects across the crypto space. The ‘matching rounds’ are exponentially matched towards the grants that received the most numbers of individual humans who donated to them.

The EF has specifically allocated 500k to go towards effects that advocate for crypto in our government offices.

Bankless and Gitcoin are hosting a 2-panel ’summit’ livestream in order to drum up excitement and donations for the various organizations that help advocate for crypto!

✨ GITCOIN GRANTS ✨
https://gitcoin.co/grants/explorer/ 

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Panel #1: Why does crypto advocacy and education matter?

Kristin Smith | Blockchain Association
https://twitter.com/KMSmithDC?s=20 

Brian Quintenz | Former CFTC Chair
https://twitter.com/BrianQuintenz?s=20 

Tomicah Tillemann | a16z
https://twitter.com/TomicahTD?s=20 

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Panel #2: How do crypto stakeholders support crypto advocacy + education?

Sarah Roth-Gaudette | Fight for the Future
https://twitter.com/gaudette75?s=20 

Jerry Brito | Coin Center
https://twitter.com/jerrybrito?s=20 

Jake Chervinsky | Blockchain Association
https://twitter.com/jchervinsky?s=20 

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Dec 02, 2021
Decentralized Ethereum 2.0 Staking with Rocket Pool | Darren Langley & Dave Rugendyke
01:41:06

Rocket Pool is live on mainnet! Slowly rolling out its staking pools, Rocket Pool is opening up its decentralized ETH staking product to the world. Core team members Darren Langley and Dave Rugendyke join to talk about the past, present, and future of the protocol.

Rocket Pool allows ETH holders to stake without needing to run a full node, which requires hardware, maintenance, and 32 ETH. Abstracting away those requirements helps to decentralize Ethereum's Proof-of-Stake, which is expected to arrive with the merge in the first half of 2022.

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0:00 Intro
7:00 Launching Rocket Pool
15:50 How We Got Here
23:38 Why Decentralized Staking?
28:37 What the Numbers Say
34:38 A Public Good
39:40 The Community
47:11 Centralization Risks?
49:25 rETH
56:04 Democratizing ETH Staking
1:02:39 DeFi Integrations
1:06:30 MEV
1:14:25 Operating a Node & ODAO
1:22:02 RPL Token & Incentives
1:32:02 What's Next?
1:38:20 Closing & Disclaimers

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RESOURCES:

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

Rocket Pool:
https://rocketpool.net/ 

Node Map:
https://stake.rocketpool.net/network 

RPL Investment Thesis: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethfinance/comments/m3pug8/the_rocket_pool_investment_thesis/ 

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Dec 01, 2021
Tim Beiko | Layer Zero
01:29:59

Tim Beiko runs the core protocol meetings for Ethereum. His path into crypto began in 2017, buying the top. But he stayed in the space, initially working for Consensys and their Besu Ethereum Client before trailblazing with EIP-1559's implementation.

This conversation covers his story into working with Ethereum core developers, the role and landscape of Ethereum clients, and coordinating the maintenance and upgrades to the Ethereum protocol.

With the merge on the horizon and barbarians at the gates, humans like Tim Beiko work to keep Ethereum as credibly neutral, efficient, and open as possible. Can Vitalik impose his will on Ethereum? Is it centralized? This episode has the answers.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:30 Tim Beiko Before Crypto
12:27 Getting into the Space
16:45 Working for Conensys
20:56 Clients and Values
26:48 Forks of GETH
31:52 Clients as Businesses
37:42 Keeping the Balance
44:57 EIP-1559
51:47 Coordinating Core Devs
59:00 Communicating Code
1:05:17 Security
1:11:18 What the People Want
1:14:18 Who is a Core Dev?
1:21:07 Facilitating Forever
1:26:00 When Merge?
1:30:47 Closing

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Resources:

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

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Nov 30, 2021
94 - The Swiss Army Knife of Scaling | Polygon's Sandeep Nailwal & Mihailo Bjelic
01:44:05

Polygon is the Swiss Army Knife of Scaling. With a suite of scaling products, Polygon is pushing in many directions to scale out the Ethereum ecosystem.

On the heels of the 'Abandoning Ethereum' twitter drama, Sandeep and Mihailo from Polygon come on the podcast to discuss how Ethereum is, in fact, not abandoning its users.

A ton has happened in the world of Polygon in the six months since they were last on the show, including a partnership with DraftKings and massive leaps into the Metaverse.

✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-the-swiss-army 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:00 Sandeep & Mihalo Return
8:20 Not Abandoning Ethereum
15:27 Adoption of Ethereum
24:06 On Maximalism
29:52 A Portfolio of Chains
37:47 The Mission
44:50 Tokens & Unifying Forces
49:42 Is Polygon an ETH Killer?
54:33 Polygon vs Alt Layer 1’s
1:04:40 Checkpointing to Ethereum
1:08:53 Bridges & Sidechains
1:18:00 Facts & Tribalism
1:22:50 zkRollups & Miden
1:29:12 Apps & DraftKings
1:34:00 On-Ramp to the Metaverse
1:37:09 The Roadmap
1:42:10 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

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

Announcing Polygon Miden:
https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1460609713922457606?s=20 

Polygon Metaverse:
https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1456091349745295362?s=20 

Modular Blockchains:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjxyjgWiqLE&t=3276s&ab_channel=Bankless 

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Nov 29, 2021
3 - Mack Flavelle | Overpriced JPEGs
01:07:24

Mack Flavelle is the Co-Founder of CryptoKitties, Dapper Labs, and Big Head Club. CryptoKitties was instrumental in establishing the ERC-721 standard, which is the base for the vast majority of NFTs. Mack helped launch NBA Top Shot and StonerCats, and that just begins to cover his impact in the space.

Needless to say, Mack has had a prolific career and pioneered many innovations for NFTs. His creativity and boundless energy powers this conversation about the history of culture on the blockchain, and a discussion of his more recent and upcoming projects leads to bold predictions about the future.

Mack is a fascinating character, and we wouldn't expect anything less from one of the founding fathers of the NFT movement.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
3:30 Mack Flavelle and Cats
10:12 CryptoKitties and ERC 721
13:56 Inflection Points
19:14 Pink Cat Villain
22:59 Innovations & Explosions
28:01 The Price of Kitties
36:10 New Major IP
42:30 Ronin & Death Poems
50:59 Big Head Club
56:32 Lessons from StonerCats
1:01:54 Ghostbusters Etc
1:04:05 The Big Questions
1:11:27 Closing

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Resources:

Big Head Club
https://www.bighead.club/ 

Japanese Death Poems
https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Death-Poems-Written-Monks/dp/0804831793 

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Nov 27, 2021
ROLLUP - VCs Abandoning Ethereum | Macy's & NFL NFTs | ConstitutionDAO vs Citadel | Binance Arbitrum
01:57:39

Thanksgiving 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
https://bankless.cc/Opolis 

4:30 Markets
4:43 BTC Price
5:08 ETH Price
6:55 ETH/BTC Ratio
8:08 DeFi Action
9:55 Layer 2 Beat
11:45 EIP-1559
https://twitter.com/christine_dkim/status/1461345650365415424?t=KlU78KsQvHl0fG4jqUZHiQ&s=19 
1M ETH Burnt
https://twitter.com/evan_van_ness/status/1463489678649303044?s=21 
15:20 Hash Rate
https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1462076989980889094 
16:32 Gas Fees
17:59 Axie Ronin
https://cryptoslate.com/1-8-billion-moved-to-ronin-dex-from-ethereum-in-2-weeks 
19:14 Ethereum Scale
https://ethtps.info/ 
22:55 SAND
https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/the-sandbox 
24:40 Turkish Lyra
https://twitter.com/SadafJadran/status/1463387742759374848?s=20 

28:00 RELEASES
29:00 Binance & Arbitrum
https://twitter.com/binance/status/1461565999832973313?s=20 
31:29 DeFrag
https://defrag.fi/ 
32:43 Reputation DAO
https://twitter.com/ReputationDAO/status/1461147989611663361?s=20 
34:20 Lattice Metamask
https://twitter.com/ConsenSys/status/1463224325864148995?s=20 
36:18 Aave Arc
https://twitter.com/AaveAave/status/1461321606895124482 
38:38 Zapper Mobile Tease
https://twitter.com/sebaudet26/status/1463340665769639940 

RAISES
39:00 Gemini Metaverse
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2021/11/18/gemini-raises-400-million-to-protect-the-metaverse-from-meta-facebook/?sh=37acaa675f57 
40:05 Royal
https://twitter.com/3LAU/status/1462856758095876097?s=20 
43:43 Moonpay
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/124980/moonpay-raise 

44:14 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

45:30 NEWS
45:55 Crypto Twitter Drama
https://twitter.com/zhusu/status/1462216210116853762?s=20 
47:10 New EIP
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethfinance/comments/r0yy6c/why_calldata_gas_cost_reduction_is_crucial_for/ 
51:35 Citadel CEO Constitution
https://www.wsj.com/articles/citadel-ceo-ken-griffin-outbid-a-group-of-crypto-investors-for-copy-of-u-s-constitution-11637352087 
54:20 Polygon Uniswap Proposal
https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1461847683195449349 
55:55 Infinite Machine Movie
https://twitter.com/CamiRusso/status/1463522018066931716?s=20 
56:22 Tokemaki
https://twitter.com/TokenReactor/status/1463320665008705539?s=20 
57:25 NFL NFTs
https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1461410656465346568?s=21 
58:43 TIME NFT Show
https://twitter.com/robotosnft/status/1463161775344525327?s=21 
1:00:03 Macy’s NFT Parade
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/124909/macys-launches-parade-inspired-nft-collection-for-charity 
1:01:54 El Salvador Bitcoin City
https://www.reuters.com/markets/rates-bonds/el-salvador-plans-first-bitcoin-city-backed-by-bitcoin-bonds-2021-11-21/ 
1:02:55 IMF
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/125106/imf-says-el-salvador-shouldnt-be-using-bitcoin-as-legal-currency 
1:04:59 Mining Photos
https://pomp.substack.com/p/10-epic-bitcoin-mining-photos 
1:08:24 OBJ BTC
https://www.foxla.com/sports/rams-wr-odell-beckham-jr-to-receive-full-salary-in-bitcoin 
1:08:47 Citigroup New Hires
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/125051/citigroup-hires 
1:10:32 Tether FUD
https://twitter.com/jacoboracle/status/1463299431080632325?s=21 
1:11:26 Quick News Takes
Powell: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/125000/biden-re-nominates-powell-as-fed-chair-with-brainard-as-vice-chair 
PoolTogether: https://twitter.com/Dogetoshi/status/1463280832907464708 
BinanceChain: https://twitter.com/EdgarArout/status/1461393012395843591?t=AWNzxEqItXzE_RQMaMpygA&s=19 

1:15:00 TAKES
1:17:00 Abandoning Ethereum
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/abandoning-ethereum 
1:46:06 Opportunity
https://twitter.com/cyounessi1/status/1462240406662438922?s=21 
1:47:07 Cars vs Carriages
https://twitter.com/epolynya/status/1462832369853874176?s=20 
1:47:32 Pivotal
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1463015187275935748?s=20 

1:52:37 What David’s Excited About
1:53:45 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:55:37 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1462795120839901184?s=20 

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Nov 25, 2021
Super Scaling with StarkWare | Uri Kolodny & Eli Ben-Sasson
01:18:41

Ethereum is scaling. With a recent $50 million raise at a valuation of $2 billion, StarkWare is pioneering zkRollups across the Ethereum ecosystem. As it powers dYdX, arguably the most liquid market in the world, StarkWare is continuing to move into new territory, with StarkNet imminently deploying on Ethereum Mainnet.

The goal of StarkWare is simple: 'bring massive scalability to Ethereum while preserving L1 security, permissionless interactions, and decentralization.'

The ecosystem is growing at an astounding rate, so tune in as core members Uri Kolodny and Eli Ben-Sasson walk us through how StarkWare is bringing Super Scaling to Ethereum.

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TOPICS COVERED:

0:00 Intro
5:00 Eli and Uri of StarkWare
9:02 StarkEx vs StarkNet
16:37 StarkEx is Scaling Today
24:35 Latency & Data Tradeoffs
32:50 Scaling with Math & Cryptography
38:21 StarkEx to StarkNet
43:35 Ahead of Schedule
47:56 StarkNet Launch
54:48 StarkWare Roadmap
1:00:40 Modular & Privacy
1:04:39 Business Model
1:11:33 Values & Code
1:16:15 Closing & Disclaimers

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RESOURCES:

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

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

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

StarkWare Discord:
https://discord.gg/uJ9HZTUk2Y 

StarkNet Alpha:
https://medium.com/starkware/starknet-alpha-is-coming-to-mainnet-b825829eaf32 

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Nov 24, 2021
pplpleasr | Layer Zero
01:17:12

pplpleasr is the digital artist who exploded into the NFT & DeFi space after creating the x * y = k visual animation announcement for Uniswap v3.

The NFT was sold for over half a million dollars, and all the proceeds were donated to charity. Along the way, pleasrDAO was formed and has emerged as a collective for curating digital culture artifacts.

pplpleasr’s story winds through Fortune Magazine covers and imposter syndrome, all with a down-to-earth feel and a charitable heart. She is emblematic of what we love about crypto culture, and the pleasr spirit is one that this entire space aspires to.

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🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS
https://bankless.cc/Ledger 

🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS
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Topics Covered:

0:00 intro
4:00 ppl pleasr
8:42 background & diablo
15:01 crypto twitter vs blizzcon
21:38 x * y = k
28:06 sale, hype, & charity
35:05 donating & dividends
42:43 life trajectory
47:02 pleasrdao
54:35 fortune cover
1:01:00 identity & nft brain
1:08:32 social life & magnum opus
1:15:15 pleasr irl
1:21:17 lessons
1:26:58 closing

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Resources:

pplpleasr on Twitter
https://twitter.com/pplpleasr1?s=20 
pleasrDAO
https://twitter.com/PleasrDAO?s=20 

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Nov 23, 2021
93 - Crypto Payments and the DeFi Mullet | Visa's Cuy Sheffield and Anchorage's Diogo Mónica
01:31:30

The DeFi Mullet is a classic Bankless thesis that we've begun to watch play out right in front of us. This week, we bring on Cuy Sheffield from Visa and Diogo Mónica from Anchorage to explain the DeFi mullet from the Fintech side of things.

This episode explores how crypto payments are extending beyond retail and into institutions, and how Fintech platforms like Visa are leveling up with the utilities provided by Anchorage to support crypto. Blurring the lines between the two worlds is shaping up to be a fascinating corner of our industry, and there's a ton of new concepts to dive into throughout this conversation.

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🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS
https://bankless.cc/Ledger 

🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS
http://bankless.cc/Alchemix 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:30 Visa & The DeFi Mullet
15:03 Anchorage & The DeFi Mullet
18:55 Volatility & Engagement
25:52 Crypto Rewards
34:13 How Payments Work
41:08 Settlement Layers
46:22 What Anchorage Does
50:30 Stablecoins & Bridging
1:00:09 Teaching Visa About Crypto
1:06:10 Immutable Transactions
1:13:22 Visa CryptoPunk
1:22:09 Central Bank Digital Currencies
1:28:04 Trusting Institutions?
1:31:52 Closing & Disclaimers

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Nov 22, 2021
ROLLUP: ConstitutionDAO | Tarantino NFT Sued | Beeple & Jimmy Fallon | FEI RARI
01:41:14

3rd Week of November, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
Permissionless:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/discount-to-permissionless-2022 
Office Hours:
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1461054473355202563?s=20 

4:30 MARKETS
5:06 BTC Price
5:38 ETH Price
7:30 ETH BTC Ratio
7:49 DeFi Action
9:57 EIP 1559
https://twitter.com/ultrasoundmoney/status/1459817712859983874 
14:01 Hot Tip
https://twitter.com/marcandu/status/1458899957713412108?s=20 
14:54 ETH Flows
https://dataalways.substack.com/p/a-flows-based-ethereum-price-model 
19:52 Memory Lane
https://twitter.com/birdygoesnomnom/status/1460555652649074691?s=20 
25:05 Metamask Users
https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1460991963650576388 
25:31 New Uniswap Fee
https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1460483484615643137?s=21 

28:30 RELEASES
29:30 Polygon Miden
https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1460609713922457606?s=20 
31:29 Argent on Starkware
https://twitter.com/argentHQ/status/1459494241332342785?s=20 
32:21 Ledger & Metamask
https://twitter.com/Ledger/status/1459174812300025861 
33:27 Brave Wallet
https://brave.com/brave-wallet-launch/ 
34:20 Bitwise DeFi Report
https://twitter.com/BitwiseInvest/status/1460674225489027079?s=20 
35:54 The Rug
https://twitter.com/TheRugNews/status/1460007995710971904?s=20 
37:43 Consensys Raise
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/124615/consensys-raise 
39:03 New Paradigm Fund
https://twitter.com/matthuang/status/1460246458272137217?s=20  
40:31 StarkWare Raise
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/124479/ethereum-layer-2-developer-starkware-raises-50-million-now-valued-at-2-billion 
41:41 Gallery
https://twitter.com/usegallery/status/1460690275945246723?s=21 
42:43 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 


44:20 NEWS
44:36 ConstitutionDAO
https://www.sothebys.com/en/digital-catalogues/the-constitution-of-the-united-states 
50:00 Fei Rari
https://twitter.com/joey__santoro/status/1460693387426729987 
52:02 Adidas POAP
https://twitter.com/adidasoriginals/status/1461057188529594375 
52:45 Huobi & zkSync
https://blog.matter-labs.io/huobi-2dabb6c2bfb2 
55:26 Optimism Opening Up
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1459372143519490050 
56:12 Beeple on Fallon
https://twitter.com/BandoNFT/status/1458685013348786176?s=20 
58:40 Tarantino Lawsuit
https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1460757938256162824?s=21 
1:02:17 Time & Galaxy Digital
https://time.com/6121132/time-and-galaxy-digital-partner-to-demystify-the-next-immersive-digital-frontier-the-metaverse-through-a-first-of-its-kind-partnership/ 
1:03:18 OpenSea 10B Valuation
https://www.theinformation.com/articles/nft-marketplace-opensea-offered-10-billion-valuation 
1:03:49 Bitcoin Taproot
https://cointelegraph.com/news/breaking-the-bitcoin-network-welcomes-taproot-soft-fork-upgrade 
1:05:40 Crypto.com Arena
https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1460832641352040449?s=20 
1:07:47 Infrastructure Bill
https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1461317078175072263?s=21 
1:09:30 India Kinda Banning
https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/11/17/india-to-ban-crypto-as-payment-method-but-regulate-as-asset-report/ 

1:12:00 TAKES
1:13:00 CZ is Rich
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1461098707361878017?s=20 
1:16:32 Bitcoin vs ETF
https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1460117810273656832?s=21 
1:19:05 DAOs are Games
https://twitter.com/nicknaraghi/status/1459166906968154121?t=3MziN0Lt2_8hq7DHFmeqRw&s=19 
1:19:51 Best of Both Worlds
https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1459589386173964288?s=21 
1:24:22 Why Web3 Wins
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1460383727998017539?s=20 
1:29:10 NFTs vs Scammers
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1460662418636513285?s=20 

1:32:18 What David’s Excited About
1:33:10 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:35:56 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/dogetoshi/status/1460957920666038276?s=21 
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1460446365629120516?s=20 

MOMENT OF ZEN
https://twitter.com/songadaymann/status/1460686031762739215?s=20 

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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:
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Nov 19, 2021
2 - Zeneca_33 | Overpriced JPEGs
01:12:16

Zeneca_33 is an NFT influencer, thought leader, and community member (whatever your preferred term is). After playing poker professionally, Zeneca fell down the NFT rabbit hole in early 2021 and has quickly amassed a huge following. His takes are often sobering and always even-keeled, which is incredibly valuable in this emotional and chaotic market.

We knew Zeneca had to be one of the first guests on the show. His wisdom and knowledge are reality checks for any type of market, and we go through his approach to the space, how he picks projects, and his own project - ZenAcademy.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
3:00 Zeneca_33
8:08 Distaste for Roadmap
11:12 How Zeneca Picks Projects
16:11 Approaching the Market
25:07 How to Flip NFTs
30:08 Art Blocks
39:30 Veblen Goods
44:44 ZenAcademy
56:59 Network Effects
1:01:11 Advice to the Community
1:07:40 Culture & Ethos
1:13:09 Closing

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Resources:

Zeneca_33
https://twitter.com/Zeneca_33?s=20 

ZenAcademy 
https://zenacademy.io/ 

Studio by Hatch Coding
https://www.hatch.art/for-ages-9-17 

Blitmap
https://www.blitmap.com/ 

Top Dog Beach Club
https://topdogbeachclub.com/ 

Curious Addy’s Trading Club
https://www.curiousaddys.com/ 

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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:
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Nov 18, 2021
The State of the Charts with Benjamin Cowen
01:22:55

It's that time again. Time to dive into the charts, this time with Benjamin Cowen. With energy flooding into the space, and prices at the top of everyone's mind, Benjamin brings his consistent, disciplined approach to Bankless listeners.

Dive in as we explore what Benjamin looks for in the markets, and what the state of crypto prices are today. What does the rest of this market cycle hold in store? No one knows for sure, but Benjamin's insights will sharpen our prospects.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
9:00 Into the Cryptoverse
14:25 Market Cycles
21:58 BTC Controls the Market
28:51 Supercycle?
37:20 Blow-Off Tops
40:35 Much Much Time Left?
47:53 Catalysts and Events
54:00 Ethereum Cycles
58:45 Bitcoin Dominance
1:03:50 The Flippening
1:11:29 Blue Chip Assets
1:17:49 Advice
1:21:07 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

Benjamin's Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRvqjQPSeaWn-uEx-w0XOIg 

Into the Cryptoverse:
https://intothecryptoverse.com/ 

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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 

Nov 17, 2021
GMoney | Layer Zero
01:25:23

gmoney holds one of the four knitted cap ape CryptoPunks, and is a prolific investor. From riding the dot com bubble all the way down as a pre-teen to buying apple calls in high school, gmoney has always been deeply fascinated by finance.

gmoney has a keen eye for the broad markets and makes informed trading & investment decisions. Since the start of the pandemic and crypto's subsequent rise, gmoney's tone has shifted to one of a 'disruptor' and 'futurist.' Falling down the NFT rabbit-hole in 2020 has demonstrated a character development of sorts, shifting from the harsh, objective financial markets to a more art-based, community-based one.

gmoney's approach to making money is fascinating, but perhaps not nearly as interesting or important as his role in the budding metaverse.

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🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS
https://bankless.cc/Ledger 

🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS
http://bankless.cc/Alchemix 

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Resources:

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

Benjamin's Youtube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRvqjQPSeaWn-uEx-w0XOIg 

Into the Cryptoverse: 
https://intothecryptoverse.com/ 

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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:
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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:
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Nov 16, 2021
92 - The Fight for the Future of Money | CryptoDad Chris Giancarlo
01:37:46

Chris Giancarlo, aka CryptoDad, is the former chair of the CFTC, the governing body that oversees Commodity Futures Trading. He's now an advisor in crypto, a senior advisor at a law firm, and of course, a father.

This conversation circles around many of the topics Chris covers in his new book, 'The Fight for the Future of Money.' We move through the specifics like the differences between Futures and Spot ETFs, but then we turn towards the big picture.

What are American values? How do we instantiate them into our digital institutions? America has a remarkable history of saying 'yes,' and the stakes couldn't be higher as America decides whether to say yes to credibly neutral, decentralized protocols.

✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-the-fight-for-the 

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📣 DHARMA | From Dollars to DeFi in a Tap!
https://bankless.cc/dharma 
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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:30 Chris Giancarlo
10:06 CryptoDad & BTC Futures
18:27 Facing Resistance
22:13 Fear & Regulation
28:02 Vindicated
31:55 Futures vs Spot ETFs
41:29 Liquidity & Price
47:00 ETH Futures
53:09 Trust in Money
58:00 Getting the Values Right
1:04:43 Will People Care?
1:10:31 The CFTC’s Approach
1:16:03 Encouraging Innovation
1:21:31 Regulatory Clarity
1:26:44 Free Markets & Free People
1:33:56 The Crypto Dad
1:37:37 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

The Fight for the Future of Money:
https://www.chrisgiancarlo.org/book 

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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:
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Nov 15, 2021
1 - Betty NFT & Deadfellaz | Overpriced JPEGs
58:37

Betty NFT joins for the first episode of Overpriced JPEGs. As the self-described Horde Mother of Deadfellaz, Betty has built a career on creative producing and community building.

With a fierce passion for design and culture, Betty has emerged as a key member of the space after NFTs clicked. This episode covers launches and price, but opens into a wider discussion of branding, community, ownership, and the ecosystem at large.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Introducing Overpriced JPEGs
4:23 Intro
6:45 Betty NFT
10:18 When NFTs Clicked
15:09 Launching Deadfellaz
17:37 Identity
20:03 Price & Floor
23:19 Initiatives & Innovation
27:17 Advice to Artists
30:39 The NFT Ecosystem
35:36 Hogwarts Houses
38:20 Branding & Steve Aoki
42:17 Metaverse & Ownership
47:05 Building a Community
51:14 Roadmap & Team
55:10 Art First & Alpha
59:00 Mindy Kaling & Closing

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Resources:

Betty NFT:
https://twitter.com/betty_nft?s=20

Deadfellaz:
https://twitter.com/Deadfellaznft?s=20

MarkTheHabibi:
https://twitter.com/MarkTheHabibi?s=20

Ethereals:
https://twitter.com/Etherealswtf?s=20

Cool Cats:
https://twitter.com/coolcatsnft?s=20

Flower Blocks:
https://twitter.com/Flowerblocks?s=20

cyber_YuYu:
https://twitter.com/cyber_yuyu?s=20

Amy Woodward:
https://twitter.com/amy___woodward?s=20

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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:
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Nov 13, 2021
ROLLUP: ENS Airdrop | MetaMask Token? | Discord Teasing Crypto | PayPal Bitcoin | Tim Cook Apple
01:49:51

2nd Week of November, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
Metafactory
https://shop.metafactory.ai/ 
Dharma
https://bankless.cc/dharma 

5:18 MARKETS
5:37 BTC Price
6:40 ETH Price
11:12 ETH/BTC Ratio
11:51 DeFi Action
13:10 3T Market Cap
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/123762/crypto-market-cap-3-trillion-bitcoin-ether-reach-record-highs 
17:28 Reaching $500B
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1457816073881980928?s=20 
20:36 ETH Volume
https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1458206075342098440?s=21 

24:00 RELEASES
24:45 ENS Airdrop
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-claim-your-ens-airdrop 
40:26 Overpriced JPEGs
https://jpegs.banklesshq.com/ 
42:05 Across Protocol
https://medium.com/@AcrossProtocol/across-protocol-is-live-and-you-can-be-a-co-founder-43d848a969d1 
45:30 Coinbase Wallet
https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-wallet-is-now-available-as-a-standalone-browser-extension-c65bb5c87b83 
47:06 Rocket Pool
https://twitter.com/rocket_pool/status/1457893042367582209?s=21 
49:12 $MASK?
https://twitter.com/ethereumJoseph/status/1457834493469884418 
51:45 DAI Wormhole
https://twitter.com/krzKaczor/status/1458442949956603920 
53:34 Uniswap Branding
https://twitter.com/uniswap/status/1457826935950675973?s=21 
55:19 Matter Labs
https://medium.com/matter-labs/funding-ea89c1fa731e 
56:06 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

58:20 NEWS
59:05 Discord Rumors
https://twitter.com/jasoncitron/status/1457841222995693570?s=20 
1:07:55 Sotheby’s Banksy
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/124075/sothebys-to-hold-real-time-bids-in-eth-for-banksy-art-auction 
1:09:05 Games & Tax
https://www.protocol.com/nft-game-tax-scholarships 
1:12:05 NYC Mayer Bitcoin
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/123326/nyc-mayor-elect-eric-adams-says-he-will-take-his-first-three-paychecks-in-bitcoin 
1:13:41 Grayscale Bigger than Gold
https://decrypt.co/85798/crypto-firm-grayscale-hits-60-billion-overtaking-top-gold-etf 
1:15:02 Infrastructure Bill
https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1456275741398683648?t=fAkvY7-AEbWE83lP8esm2w&s=19 
1:16:39 PayPal Bitcoin
https://blockworks.co/paypal-reports-13-revenue-increase-plans-to-increase-crypto-offerings/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T 
1:17:29 Quick Takes
Tim Cook
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/123796/apple-ceo-tim-cook-reveals-that-he-owns-some-cryptocurrency 
Stripe
https://twitter.com/matthuang/status/1456686883790942208?s=20 
DaveDAO
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1457003417558298634?s=20 
OEVM
https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1458495316164964355 
ETH Roadmap
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1458537195464273922?s=20 

1:23:30 TAKES
1:24:15 Don’t Get Phished
https://twitter.com/sniko_/status/1456320221564780550?s=21 
1:26:34 Margins & Culture
https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1457349619093024776?s=21 
1:27:20 Character vs Ego
https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi/status/1457567837250224137?s=20 
1:31:22 Startups in Web3
https://twitter.com/sama/status/1457764748242554881?s=21 
1:32:06 Settlement Layer
https://twitter.com/epolynya/status/1458140801876123655 
1:35:13 Then & Now
https://twitter.com/cloncast/status/1457425724860633090?s=21 

1:37:04 What David’s Excited About
1:40:56 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:43:24 MEME(s) of the Week
https://twitter.com/dimsomedim/status/1456981036970090498?s=21 
https://twitter.com/banklesshq/status/1457001249430147085?s=21 

Moment(s) of Zen
https://twitter.com/songadaymann/status/1457799654733594627 
https://twitter.com/NFTWonderfull/status/1458600124020670469?s=20 

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Nov 12, 2021
DeFi 2.0 Summit | Rari, Olympus, Tokemak, TracerDAO, Alchemix
01:14:10

Among these five protocols is over $8 Billion total value locked. But what is DeFi 2.0? What primitives are changing, and where do we go from here?

From liquidity to self-paying loans to permissionless borrowing/lending, these projects intertwine and work to align incentives between protocols and users.

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Guests:

Jai Bhavnani
https://twitter.com/jai_bhavnani?s=20 
Rari Capital
https://rari.capital/ 

Pat McNab
https://twitter.com/pat_mcnab?s=20 
TracerDAO
https://tracer.finance/ 

Scoopy Truples
https://twitter.com/scupytrooples?s=20 
Alchemix
https://alchemix.fi/ 

Carson Cook
https://twitter.com/LiquidityWizard?s=20 
Tokemak
https://www.tokemak.xyz/ 

Zeus
https://twitter.com/ohmzeus?s=20 
Olympus DAO
https://www.olympusdao.finance/ 

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Nov 11, 2021
The ENS DAO and $ENS Airdrop | Brantly Millegan & Nick Johnson
01:17:28

The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) announced its intentions to further decentralize with the $ENS token last week. Yesterday, they finally released it to the public.

Anyone that held an ENS domain by November 1st is eligible for this airdrop.

Congratulations to all those on the web3 frontier—you’ve been rewarded again!

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Guests:

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https://twitter.com/BrantlyMillegan?s=20 

Nick Johnson – Founder, Lead Developer
https://twitter.com/nicksdjohnson?s=20 

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Resources:

CLAIM:
https://ens.mirror.xyz/5cGl-Y37aTxtokdWk21qlULmE1aSM_NuX9fstbOPoWU 

DELEGATE:
https://ens.mirror.xyz/cfvfKRpQSPtZJjPQOprWqEeqv2rytE7tQkxDg6ht7Oo 

TOKEN ALLOCATION:
https://ens.mirror.xyz/-eaqMv7XPikvXhvjbjzzPNLS4wzcQ8vdOgi9eNXeUuY 

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Nov 10, 2021
DC Investor | Layer Zero
01:26:09

DC Investor is an investor... living in Washington, DC. Makes sense. A lot makes sense about DC Investor and his practical, long-term approach to the crypto markets. He has worked hard for his money, and expects his money to work hard for him in return.

With one of the best and varied NFT portfolios out there, as well as a sound thesis on ETH the asset, DC clues us in on his guiding principles and life lessons from a career as a W2 employee and crypto investor.

There's a reason DC has been on Bankless five times.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:00 DC Investor
9:36 Interest & Speculation
14:45 Risk Management
20:07 Conviction & Communities
26:58 The Crypto Moment
33:58 Early Internet Skills
41:53 Tech Changes Society
46:56 Investing, not Trading
53:04 Markets
1:00:30 NFTs and Signalling
1:09:58 Gaming
1:14:15 Digital Economies
1:19:16 Hobbies & Lifestyle
1:23:10 The Hoffman Personality Quiz
1:27:45 Closing

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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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Nov 09, 2021
91 - Brian Armstrong and The Future of Coinbase
01:38:56

Brian Armstrong is the Founder and CEO of Coinbase. As a pillar of innovation and adoption in crypto, Brian is playing a pivotal role in determining the kind of future we’ll see in the space.

The Crypto movement is a battle for hearts and minds, and Coinbase is fighting on the front lines.

Building bridges between the legacy world and the Metaverse is a daunting task, but Brian has been a headstrong leader with a powerful vision. Coinbase finds itself in a position to maximize a user’s choice for what they do with their assets.

With new features on the way like their NFT platform, Coinbase is steadily opening the doors for composability, decentralization, and ultimately… sovereignty.

✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-brian-armstrong 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
7:30 Brian Armstrong & His Start
14:11 Why Coinbase?
19:00 Money, Tech, and Values
25:48 The Drive and Vision
29:36 The Future of Coinbase
32:56 Retail, Institutions, and Developers
36:32 Relationship with DeFi
40:32 Coinbase Lend & CeDeFi
47:30 Public Goods & Decentralization
51:39 Eating All the Banks
58:09 Custody & Sovereignty
1:02:30 The Metaverse
1:10:02 NFTs and Mainstream
1:16:52 Withdraw to Layer 2
1:18:34 Regulation
1:26:40 Taking on the SEC
1:32:12 Maturing and Growing
1:36:27 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Brian on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/brian_armstrong?s=20 
Coinbase:
https://www.coinbase.com/ 
The Master Switch:
https://www.amazon.com/Master-Switch-Rise-Information-Empires/dp/0307390993 

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Nov 08, 2021
ROLLUP: Facebook Meta | ENS Airdrop | McRib & Tarantino NFTs | Reddit & Matrix | Axie Ronin DEX
01:49:46

1st Week of November, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
Permissionless: https://blockworks.co/events/permissionless/ 
Bankless Discount: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/discount-to-permissionless-2022 

7:00 MARKETS
7:22 BTC Price
7:41 ETH Price
9:14 ETH / BTC Ratio
10:10 DeFi Action
$BED: https://www.indexcoop.com/bed 
13:19 Layer 2
https://l2beat.com/ 
15:05 Ultra Sound Money
https://ultrasound.money/ 
Fees: https://twitter.com/evan_van_ness/status/1453939554172301314?s=21 
20:40 Market Cap
https://assetdash.com/ 

24:00 RELEASES
25:10 ENS
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-ultimate-guide-to-airdrops 
32:10 Maker x stETH
https://twitter.com/nomos_paradox/status/1453793036865982464?s=21 
35:30 Crypto.com leveling up
https://twitter.com/froggyfrogster/status/1454181118807351310?s=21 
40:05 Phonon by Gridplus
https://twitter.com/PhononDAO/status/1453822451436113924?t=CtbsGJIyI3ejIIirzm9UdA&s=19 
41:47 DAO Masters
https://www.daomasters.xyz/ 
42:55 Ronin DEX
https://twitter.com/AxieInfinity/status/1456161289722548225 
43:46 Optimism Upgrade
https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1455645114269724675 
45:28 ‘Standard Oil’ of Crypto
https://www.wsj.com/articles/digital-currency-group-wants-to-be-cryptos-standard-oil-11635764400 
47:51 Metaverse Fund
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/122856/firm-backed-by-alan-howard-winklevoss-twins-closes-100-million-metaverse-fund 
51:22 Sandbox Raise
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/122936/crypto-sandbox-93-million-softbank 
52:58 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

54:00 NEWS
54:48 Facebook Meta
https://about.fb.com/news/2021/10/facebook-company-is-now-meta/ 
1:02:15 Nike
https://twitter.com/joshgerben/status/1455225423411953671?s=21 
1:04:22 Microsoft
https://blockworks.co/microsoft-ceo-the-metaverse-will-bring-real-world-into-any-digital-space/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T 
1:04:55 Reddit
https://twitter.com/iamRahul20x/status/1455950490366263301 
1:09:32 Quentin Tarantino
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/02/quentin-tarantino-to-offer-seven-uncut-scenes-from-pulp-fiction-as-nfts.html 
1:10:26 NFT McRib
https://twitter.com/chriskatje/status/1455154519491416064?s=20 
1:11:32 Matrix NFTs
https://twitter.com/jordanlyall/status/1455544585732640775?s=21 
1:13:18 China Yes NFTs, No Crypto
https://blockworks.co/chinas-tech-giants-yes-on-nfts-no-on-cryptocurrencies/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T 
1:14:31 CryptoPunk Flash Loan $500M
https://twitter.com/scott_lew_is/status/1454952085611589634 
1:17:23 Aaron Rodgers
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/11/01/nfl-star-aaron-rodgers-gives-ringing-endorsement-of-bitcoin/ 
1:18:14 Coinbase Borrow
https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/1455664736687722500 
1:19:06 Stablecoin Report
https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/11/01/biden-administration-to-congress-put-stablecoins-under-federal-supervision-or-we-will/ 
1:21:33 China Digital Currency
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1456257274087763979?s=20 

1:23:00 TAKES
1:24:30 NFT Breakfast
https://twitter.com/zeneca_33/status/1454599139803779076?s=21 
1:25:58 L1 Traffic
https://twitter.com/ercwl/status/1454331785668608002?s=20 
1:28:52 Play the Metaverse
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1455160580843712519?s=20 
1:31:13 A Wallet is a Profile
https://twitter.com/ohhshiny/status/1455270402788405254?s=21 
1:32:14 Wikipedia
https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1455548002114879493?s=21 
1:33:31 Never Seen a Bear
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1456001806992031755?s=21 
1:37:46 Robots Use Ethereum
https://twitter.com/ameensol/status/1456115235769647110?s=20 
1:40:54 Gender Equality
https://twitter.com/mdudas/status/1456285472326623242?s=20 

1:41:31 What David’s Excited About
1:43:14 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:47:59 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/niftynaut/status/1454142514487861251?s=20 

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Nov 05, 2021
The Dawn of Crypto Gaming | Robbie Ferguson
01:06:15

Robbie Ferguson of ImmutableX returns to Bankless to discuss Immutable’s impressive growth and the momentous wave heading towards crypto gaming. The intersection of NFTs, culture, scale, and gaming are all on a collision course.

Immutable is powering TikTok’s first ever NFTs, and with a 10x increase in volume, well over 100 projects are building on Immutable X Token Launches.

Crypto gaming is coming. And for ImmutableX, it’s already here.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
10:00 Robbie & ImmutableX
17:08 Layer 2 and Partnerships
24:19 Building on Immutable
32:00 Starkware and Technology
40:45 The IMX Token
45:12 Data Availability & Fees
49:46 Centralization & Developing
55:15 Gaming & Value
1:03:43 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Robbie on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/0xferg?s=20 

ImmutableX:
https://www.immutable.com/ 

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Nov 04, 2021
Griff Green and the DAO | Layer Zero
02:02:39

Griff Green is a builder and community manager in the Ethereum space. He is also a hippie, a former chemical engineer, and Seattle Supersonics super-fan. A true individual, Griff opted out of society after becoming disillusioned with modern institutions, traveling in a van with gold and silver until he heard about Bitcoin.

Falling down the crypto rabbit hole led Griff to become a deep Ethereum community member, eventually launching The DAO. The story of the DAO's beginnings, hack, and eventual hard for are the stuff of Sci-Fi. Filled with countless stories, this episode follows the life and times of a deeply fascinating member of Layer Zero.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:00 Griff Green & the SuperSonics
13:34 Chemical Engineering
18:20 Bankless with Gold
21:51 Bitcoin & Traveling
29:44 Into the Crypto World
35:07 Crypto Masters Degree
38:00 Ethereum Arrives
44:43 Entering the Community
51:29 Culture vs Price
56:00 Early Ethereum Culture
1:02:43 The DAO
1:07:20 Coming up with the DAO
1:13:25 Exploits
1:16:46 The DAO Token Creation
1:23:20 Explosion & Speculation
1:27:29 The Hack & Hard Fork
1:36:00 Dark DAO and Ethereum Classic
1:40:12 Hard Fork & Edge Cases
1:46:58 Lessons Learned
1:49:24 The Next 4 Years & Giveth
2:02:10 Closing

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Resources:

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

Giveth:
https://giveth.io/ 

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Nov 02, 2021
90 - 5 Mental Models for Web3 | Chris Dixon
01:49:01

Chris Dixon is a general partner at a16z, and gives Bankless listeners a masterclass in understanding the Web3 Metaverse in this episode.

There are five essential mental models to understanding why Web3 matters, and they overlap often throughout the course of the conversation.

Web3 has begun to impact all corners of digital culture, from media to finance, art and gaming, and even identity. Mental models allow for digestible thinking patterns to understand and predict the world, and Chris lays out how these new digital primitives are changing everything.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
8:00 Chris Dixon
12:09 Mental Models
16:29 Unpacking the Internet
25:43 Corporations vs Networks
30:17 Why Web3 Matters
35:30 Compete or Collaborate
43:25 Tokens are a New Digital Primitive
49:00 Users & Websites
54:45 Primitive NFTs
1:01:00 Take Rate is Opportunity
1:05:27 Culture & Ownership
1:11:07 Networks Becoming Economies
1:21:25 Power to the Users
1:28:48 It’s Just a Toy
1:37:20 a16z in 2021
1:42:10 Regulatory Landscape
1:45:58 2022 Predictions
1:49:23 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

Why Web3 Matters:
https://twitter.com/cdixon/status/1442201621266534402?s=20 

Why Decentralization Matters:
https://cdixon.org/2018/02/18/why-decentralization-matters 

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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:
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Nov 01, 2021
ROLLUP: SHIB | WorldCoin | Twitter, Reddit, Disney NFT Platform | Facebook Meta
01:58:23

4th Week of October, 2021

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0:00 Intro
DAOpunks: https://twitter.com/DAOpunksNFT/status/1452700209029472258 

7:00 MARKETS
7:20 BTC Price
7:54 ETH Price
8:50 ETH/BTC Ratio
10:25 DeFi Action
15:30 Uniswap Volume
https://twitter.com/Uniswap/status/1452673839654113291?s=20 
16:54 Polygon Transactions
https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1452797571227918342 
18:47 8m ETH Staked
https://launchpad.ethereum.org/en/ 
19:44 Ethereum Fees
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1392556085941350400?s=20 

25:00 RELEASES
26:00 GMI Index
https://twitter.com/banklessDAO/status/1453055618948939784?s=20 
28:07 Across Protocol
https://twitter.com/AcrossProtocol/status/1452645990750695433 
28:42 Argent to Starknet
https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd/status/1452656894724747265 
30:08 XDEFI Token
https://xdefi-io.medium.com/xdefi-wallet-token-economics-3378187df2b4q322 
31:18 Metamask
https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1453089090908262404?s=20 
32:22 Why Optimism?
https://twitter.com/justinjmoses/status/1453389396963700737?s=20 
34:37 Ultra Scalable Ethereum
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ultra-scalable-ethereum 
38:38 Parallel
https://twitter.com/techcrunch/status/1451216968724406272?s=21 
39:42 Meta4 Capital
https://twitter.com/aarontcadena/status/1451417795556638720?s=21 
41:24 Alchemy
https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1453708525067251713?s=20 
42:58 Hyy.pe
https://medium.com/hyype/hyy-pe-raises-2-mn-in-a-funding-round-to-build-a-social-storytelling-platform-b25dd9960bbc 
45:08 CoinList 
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/122005/coinlist-new-funding-100-million-valuation-1-5-billion 
46:15 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

48:00 NEWS
48:13 Disney NFTs
https://www.ledgerinsights.com/disney-to-launch-nft-digital-collectibles-with-veve/ 
52:00 SHIB
https://twitter.com/MorningBrew/status/1453445533754855433 
59:52 WorldCoin
https://twitter.com/sama/status/1451203161029427208?s=20 
1:06:47 Goldman Likes DeFi
https://blockworks.co/goldman-sachs-defi-has-its-advantages-over-traditional-finance/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T 
1:07:30 Hacks
Polygon: https://decrypt.co/83997/polygon-dodges-850m-hack-pays-record-2m-bounty 
Cream: https://thedefiant.io/cream-finance-third-largest-exploit/ 
Secure Apps: https://twitter.com/cyounessi1/status/1453377961198071816 
1:13:57 Reddit NFT Platform
https://www.thestreet.com/crypto/defi/reddit-is-building-an-nft-platform 
1:15:54 Twitter NFTs
https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1452373149689909248?s=20 
1:17:20 Wordpress x Zora
https://twitter.com/nnnnicholas/status/1453502239218225152?s=20 
1:18:02 Photoshop NFTs
https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/26/22745506/adobe-nft-art-theft-content-credentials-opensea-rarible-photoshop 
1:18:55 Economist Cover
https://decrypt.co/84508/economist-defi-rabbit-hole-nft-sells-419k-ethereum 
1:19:56 Firefighters Pension
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/10/21/houston-firefighters-pension-fund-makes-bitcoin-ether-purchase/ 
1:20:55 El Salvador Buys BTC
https://cointelegraph.com/news/el-salvador-buys-a-smokin-hot-420-more-bitcoin 
1:21:16 Coinbase Lobbying
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/121687/coinbase-spent-nearly-800k-on-lobbying-in-2021s-third-quarter-as-part-of-influence-revamp 
1:22:32 Terra vs SEC
https://www.scribd.com/document/534537134/Terraform-v-SEC 
1:24:38 Mastercard
1:25:25 Regulation Rumors
https://twitter.com/Dogetoshi/status/1452750423912296448?s=20 
1:27:11 Eric Peters
https://blockworks.co/one-river-ceo-eric-peters-crypto-is-most-interesting-macro-opportunity-and-investment/ 
1:28:11 Polymarket Investigation
https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1451963547748028424?s=20 

1:31:00 TAKES
1:31:30 Positive Feedback Loop
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1453483897778421767?s=20 
1:35:17 Unconstitutional Fed
https://twitter.com/ronpaul/status/1451940261400096775?s=21 
1:37:13 Hyperinflation
https://twitter.com/jack/status/1451733913961783299?s=20 
1:40:05 Why Fiat Worked
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1452703301846413312?s=20 
1:43:39 Unrealized Gains Tax
https://twitter.com/matthuang/status/1452477175655919616?s=21 
1:47:02 Facebook Whistleblower
https://twitter.com/Jessicalessin/status/1452441900808433667?s=20 
1:48:32 Owning NFTs
https://twitter.com/3LAU/status/1452774836153905155?s=20 

1:48:55 What David’s Excited About
1:50:20 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:55:12 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/banklesshq/status/1452263812183347201?s=21 

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Oct 29, 2021
DEBATE: BTC vs ETH; Which is more Sound Money?
01:48:57

BTC vs. ETH. It's the crypto title fight.

Crypto is a non-zero sum game, but there can only be one #1 blockchain. Which of the two giants has the better monetary policy? What about roadmap? Community? Culture?

Tune in as the two communities square off to find out which protocol is the more sound.

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0:00 Intro
4:00 Dennis, Muneeb, and Justin
7:09 What is Money?
11:18 Soundness
14:32 Properties of Bitcoin
19:45 Bitcoin's Security
25:33 Stacks vs Rollups
31:55 Blockspace Value
35:25 Fee Markets & Security
41:05 Properties of Ethereum
45:08 Weak Subjectivity
53:07 Proof-of-Stake
1:01:55 Money vs Smart Contract Platform
1:08:17 Stacks
1:13:24 Money & Execution Layers
1:17:25 Attacking the Network
1:25:27 Slashing & Hard Forks
1:30:37 Soundness & Monetary Policy
1:39:02 Ossifying and Innovation
1:43:29 Closing & Disclaimers


Resources:

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

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

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

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Oct 28, 2021
Ultra Scalable Ethereum - Modular vs Monolithic Blockchains
01:40:01

In a special State of the Nation episode, David and Ryan unpack the concept of 'modular blockchains'.

Are modular blockchains the path to ultra blockchain scalability? YES!

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0:00 Intro
10:00 Consensus, Data, and Execution
16:55 The Scalability Trilemma
22:18 Developing in Parallel
29:00 Computer Chips & Nature
35:02 Modular Blockchain Design
43:10 Sharding & Data Availability
51:23 Consensus & Proof of Stake
57:06 Decentralization
1:01:55 Synergies
1:06:30 More Security
1:10:59 Future of Monolithic Blockchains
1:19:32 Triple Point Asset
1:25:19 Ultra Scalable Ethereum
1:31:45 Interest of the Token Holders
1:35:24 Ethereum's Roadmap
1:37:45 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Modular is Revolutionary:
https://polynya.medium.com/processors-blockchains-modular-is-revolutionary-ded01824b603 

Market Monday:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-2025 

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Oct 27, 2021
Camila Russo | Layer Zero
01:34:20

Camila Russo is the author of The Infinite Machine and founder of The Defiant, the DeFi-focused media company. Camila has a rich backstory, taking her from Chile to Argentina, Miami, Madrid, Chicago, and eventually New York. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for storytelling and journalism, Cami has earned her reputation as a leader in the space.

As the Defiant expands into new territories of both data and content, Camila discusses her story of breaking into the world of journalism and finding crypto. As institutions flock to the space, it’s important to remember that stories and narratives are what capture the heart and minds of the people.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
3:30 Cami Russo & South America
9:20 Entrepreneurial Spirit
15:22 Cami’s Start
21:28 Educating
25:35 The Dopamine of Scoops
31:05 Bitcoin to Ethereum
40:00 Why Ethereum?
46:05 Joining the Community
52:40 The Infinite Machine
1:01:23 The Power of Stories
1:07:44 Starting the Defiant
1:15 :08 Talking Shop
1:23:04 Narrative & Subjectivity
1:26:38 Maximally Successful Defiant
1:30:30 Closing

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Resources:

Camila on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/CamiRusso?s=20 
The Defiant:
https://thedefiant.io/ 

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Oct 26, 2021
89 - Institutions are Bullish | Eric Peters
01:47:34

Eric Peters is the Founder and CEO of One River Digital Asset Management. In this episode, he joins the Bankless Podcast to bring the perspective of a traditional hedge fund manager into a crypto context. Spending his career in the markets, his insights to the macro environment are vast and inform his investing decisions, and he sees crypto as a pathway to a renaissance – but also to a dystopia.

Seeing a 'quantum' level change underway, Eric explores the bumpy road ahead with thoughtful views on generation gaps, income inequality, and the power of digital assets. Eric's approach is a pragmatic one, addressing the crypto revolution in realistic terms that makes these paradigm shifts feel simultaneously instant and drawn out.

✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨
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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:00 Eric Peters of Greenwich, CT
12:45 Buying $600M of Crypto
16:25 Building a Team
23:55 A Macro History Lesson
32:19 A Quantum Change
40:20 Dystopia or Renaissance
49:16 Bumpy Road Ahead
55:12 Generational Stresses
1:03:25 Faith In Currency
1:10:52 Regulatory Wrestling Match
1:15:42 Young, Dumb, and Broke
1:24:48 DeFi Boomers
1:29:00 Money is an Illusion
1:37:49 One Grave at a Time
1:42:20 Predictions
1:46:39 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Weekend Notes:
https://www.oneriveram.com/wknd-notes 

The Case for Digital Assets:
https://www.oneriveram.com/s/The-Case-for-Digital-Assets-One-River.pdf 

The Crypto Renaissance:
https://youtu.be/karddOiv4ZA 

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Oct 25, 2021
Bridging Rollups, Sidechains, and Ethereum | Hop Protocol
47:39

Bankless Nation, meet Chris Whinfrey, CEO and Founder of Hop Protocol. Hop is a liquidity protocol that allows users to transfer assets across different Layer 2's and Rollups, currently supporting Ethereum Mainnet, Polygon, xDai, Optimism, and Arbitrum.

Removing the bottlenecks of returning to the L1 is a massive step forward in making Ethereum a modular, scaled ecosystem. Hop has contracts on Layer 1 and Layer 2s, with Hop tokens accounting for the exchanged liquidity across platforms.

With an emphasis on Hop's technical capabilities and user experience, we the project from top to bottom and the implications of what composability can do for DeFi.

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4:00 Chris Whinfrey of Hop Protocol
7:28 What Does it Mean To Hop?
15:03 Accounting for Assets
21:35 Bank Runs & Incentives
26:00 Non-EVM Chains
29:34 Providing Liquidity & Yield
36:20 Faster, Cheaper, Stronger
40:19 Hop’s Organization & Roadmap
43:20 Other Interests… NFTs & DAOs
46:02 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

Hop Links
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/HopProtocol?s=20 
- Discord: https://discord.gg/PwCF88emV4 
- Exchange: https://hop.exchange/ 

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Oct 24, 2021
ROLLUP: Bitcoin ETF | Coinbase NFT Platform | PleasrDAO Wu Tang Clan | Polygon & Draft Kings | Steam
01:52:13

3rd Week of October, 2021

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https://bankless.cc/Matcha 

🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS
https://bankless.cc/Ledger 

🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS
http://bankless.cc/Alchemix 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

3:15 MARKETS
3:30 BTC Price
Swiss Franc: https://twitter.com/BitcoinMagazine/status/1450840947806380032?s=20 
6:03 ETH Price
JP Morgan: https://twitter.com/CryptoGucci/status/1451186937100845057/photo/1 
7:55 ETH/BTC Ratio
12:51 DeFi All Time High
16:40 BED Index
https://www.indexcoop.com/bed 
17:20 Layer 2
https://l2beat.com/ 
18:12 EIP 1559
https://twitter.com/tokenterminal/status/1449737786106523649?s=21 
21:10 Polygon Addresses
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1448960122399576068?s=20 
21:31 Elon Memes
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1451015695106560000?s=21

23:00 RELEASES
24:00 Futureswap v4
https://twitter.com/futureswapx/status/1448382775912923136  
25:28 ENS Websites
https://twitter.com/BrantlyMillegan/status/1447608175805485069?s=20 
26:32 Wyoming DAOs
https://twitter.com/banklessDAO/status/1450133430860140547?s=20 
28:22 Connext Explorer
https://twitter.com/ConnextNetwork/status/1450456240497307659?s=20 

29:13 RAISES
29:56 Obol
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/120960/obol-technologies-seed-funding-crypto-staking-protocol 
31:04 Polynomial
https://medium.com/polynomial-protocol/polynomial-raises-1-1m-to-build-a-defi-options-marketplace-d8e613740dfc 
31:45 Element
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/10/19/defi-protocol-element-finance-raises-32m-in-series-a-round/ 
32:51 Bitwise & Polygon
https://twitter.com/0xpolygon/status/1450816681991806976?s=21 
33:59 Variant
https://decrypt.co/83772/andreessen-horowitz-vets-launch-110m-crypto-ownership-fund 
34:47 Galaxy Interactive
https://decrypt.co/83769/galaxy-crypto-fund 
35:29 FTX $420,690,000
https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1451156573154390020?s=20 
36:53 Candy
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/121632/nft-startup-candy-digital-raises-100-million-in-series-a-round 
38:01 Stronghold
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/121444/bitcoin-mining-stronghold-127-million-ipo 

38:54 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

40:30 NEWS
40:45 Bitcoin ETF
https://twitter.com/SEC_Investor_Ed/status/1448710749921087488?s=20 
49:26 Coinbase NFT Platform
https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/the-coinbase-nft-platform- 
53:11 Wu Tang x PleasrDAO
https://twitter.com/pplpleasr1/status/1450859174628405258?s=20 
58:18 DraftKings x Polygon
https://twitter.com/DraftKingsNews/status/1450089669396475907?s=20 
1:00:25 Facebook on Ethereum
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1450580346286878725?s=20 
1:06:30 POAP CryptoPunk Bid
https://twitter.com/poapxyz/status/1449058492371906560?s=21 
1:09:52 Steam the Incumbent
https://twitter.com/verge/status/1449137444654358534?s=21 
1:12:36 Ross Ulbricht NFT
https://twitter.com/realrossu/status/1450484387531870214?s=21 
1:13:34 Andrew Yang
https://twitter.com/AndrewYang/status/1450882429674156032?s=20 
1:16:11 Economist
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0535/3509/products/20210918_ECN_NP_NAVA_001_512px.jpg?v=1632199560 
1:18:28 Square Mining
https://twitter.com/jack/status/1449110239442345995?t=M8bBtoED6AVwLOQPcMaMOA&s=19 
1:21:07 Facebook Metaverse
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-hire-10-000-workers-in-eu-to-build-up-metaverse-11634536014 
1:22:30 Coinbase Policy
https://blockworks.co/coinbase-proposes-digital-asset-policy-to-help-chart-regulatory-course/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T 
1:24:00 CeFi Lenders
https://twitter.com/Bloqport/status/1450114717175910401?s=20 
1:26:44 Australian Regulation
https://cointelegraph.com/news/aussie-senate-committee-proposes-overhaul-of-crypto-taxes-daos-and-exchange-licenses?utm_source=Telegram&utm_medium=social 
1:28:07 Ape & Bull
https://www.reddit.com/gallery/qarb5k 
1:31:03 Quick Hits

1:34:00 TAKES
1:35:00 Cave Paintings
https://twitter.com/mattmedved/status/1448823527621148673?s=21 
1:35:52 My First NFT
https://twitter.com/mattmedved/status/1448136034567397377?s=21 
1:36:12 NFTs are a Scam
https://twitter.com/AdamSacks/status/1450521593684402184?s=20 
1:36:57 DAO 2 DAO
https://twitter.com/anonngmi/status/1449145793789808640?s=21 
1:37:53 Crypto TAM
https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1450653292283916292?s=21 
1:40:04 New Regulators
https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1450560238101336070?s=20 

1:40:49 What David’s Excited About
1:45:22 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:47:41 MEMEs of the Week
https://twitter.com/androolloyd/status/1450413543279505410?s=20 
https://twitter.com/lay2000lbs/status/1448766694328094721?s=20 

1:51:33 Closing & Disclaimers

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Oct 22, 2021
89 - A New Era for DeFi | Scoopy Truples of Alchemix
01:06:59

Scoopy Truples from Alchemix returns to Bankless to update us on what lies ahead for the protocol, and more broadly, the DeFi ecosystem.

Alchemix v2 is on the horizon, which will allow for much more composability and integration with the rest of DeFi, as well as introducing new means of collateral such as LUSD and MIM. Scoopy also details plans for Layer 2 and Cross-Chain launches.

The second half of the conversation turns to DeFi 2.0, which Scoopy outlined in this epic twitter thread. This new generation of DeFi projects introduce a new primitive for bootstrapping liquidity and capital to a protocol, which traditionally has been achieved via incentivized liquidity pools.

This new model allows protocols to purchase LP positions and accrue value more sustainably, discouraging mercenary capital that leaves when rewards taper off. Scoopy brings big ideas and digestible explanations to this complicated topic, contextualizing what may become a new era for DeFi.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
3:30 Scoopy Truples & Alchemix v2
8:02 Optimizing Yield
13:03 Community & alETH Vault
21:23 Layer 2 & Cross-Chain
29:58 Governance & Participation
37:00 DeFi 2.0 and Olympus DAO
49:16 How it Works
54:39 Flushing out Toxic Liquidity
58:24 Adopting this Primitive
1:01:23 Tokemak
1:03:54 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Scoopy on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/scupytrooples?s=20 
Scoopy’s DeFi 2.0 Thread
https://twitter.com/scupytrooples/status/1447398430574141445?s=20 

Alchemix Links:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlchemixFi?s=20 
- Discord: https://discord.com/invite/alchemix 
- Website: https://alchemix.fi/ 

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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:
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Oct 21, 2021
The Secret Weapon of DeFi 2.0 | Zeus from Olympus DAO
01:21:31

(3,3)

Olympus DAO and its native OHM token have taken over the meme-osphere. With its novel tokenomics, it has become an emergent powerhouse in this DeFi 2.0 phenomenon. With Olympus Pro on the way, the DAO seeks to change the current mercenary structures of yield farming and replace it with a sustainable and stable ecosystem.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
7:00 Zeus and DeFi 2.0
10:21 Traditional Liquidity Mining
15:39 Protocol-Owned Liquidity
25:11 Bonding & Treasuries
30:41 Realigning Incentives
36:50 Are There Tradeoffs?
44:13 Olympus Pro
52:52 New Generation of Protocols
57:00 Olympus DAO
1:02:24 Branding as a Currency
1:08:47 Ponzi Games & Haters
1:16:44 The Ohmies & DeFi 2.0
1:20:40 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

Olympus DAO:
https://www.olympusdao.finance/ 

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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:
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Oct 20, 2021
Danny Ryan | Layer Zero
01:13:17

Danny Ryan is an Ethereum 2.0 researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, but he is also a cat owner, husband, and outdoors enthusiast. With some of the longest hair in crypto, Danny is solving extremely difficult and important problems at the protocol level for Ethereum. He is a communicator and a thinker—he is technical but also personable.

Danny is a human at the center of this movement, navigating through high-stakes subjective decisions and surrounded by smart, passionate people. This conversation also covers what it’s like working for a protocol. What’s it like working without a boss and concrete job description?

Danny’s answer? He cares a lot.

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🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS
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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:00 Danny Ryan & His Hair
8:50 Coding & Building
12:45 Communicating
19:37 Subjective Decisions
25:05 Existential Risks
31:35 Work Culture & Accountability
38:08 After Ethereum
41:21 Proof of Stake
45:36 Social Interactions
51:42 More Proof of Stake
55:40 Bitcoin
58:10 Clean Money
1:00:15 Happy Devs & the Mock Merge
1:06:01 Personal Stuff
1:14:55 Closing

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Resources:

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

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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:
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Oct 19, 2021
88 - Forward With Crypto | Andrew Yang
01:27:45

Andrew Yang is a former Presidential and Mayoral candidate, entrepreneur, and founder of the new Forward Party. Seeking ways to push our democracy into the future, Andrew has championed novel ideas to improve the deep intrinsic problems of the current two-party system.

We see aligned interests between the Forward Party and the crypto community, and Andrew says during the episode that the Forward party IS the Crypto party. Re-establishing legitimacy to our institutions, evolving our governance system, and upgrading our economic protocols are shared interests of Andrew Yang and the Bankless Nation. We are stoked to have Andrew on the podcast, so dive in for a fascinating discussion of what's wrong with our current system and what we can do to fix it.

✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-forward-with-crypto 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
8:00 Andrew Yang & Crypto
13:20 American Democracy
17:38 A Third Path
24:51 Banking is Broken
30:19 Big Tech
34:45 Open Primaries
43:47 A More Intelligent System
51:00 Crypto UBI
57:57 Crypto and the Forward Party
1:04:19 Lobbying & Stigma
1:10:27 Clarity and Platforms
1:15:01 The Forward DAO
1:22:00 andrewyang.eth
1:24:57 Optimism about the 2020s

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Resources:

Andrew Yang on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/AndrewYang?s=20 

Andrew's Book 'Forward'
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/667341/forward-by-andrew-yang/ 

Forward Party on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Fwd_Party?s=20 

Welcome to Bankless:
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-welcome-to-bankless-2021-edition 

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Oct 18, 2021
ROLLUP: Coinbase NFTs | Bitcoin ETF | DeFi 2.0 | Andrew Yang | Joe Biden
01:47:37

2nd Week of October, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

6:30 MARKETS
6:49 BTC Price
7:18 ETH Price
7:55 ETH/BTC Ratio
9:40 DeFi Action
13:34 Layer 2
https://l2beat.com/ 
14:16 EIP 1559
https://ultrasound.money/ 
16:55 Funds Bullish
https://blockworks.co/coinshares-survey-ethereum-most-compelling-for-growth/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T 
18:51 Crypto Population
https://triple-a.io/crypto-ownership/ 
20:44 ETH Miners
https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/coin-metrics-state-of-the-network-99f 
22:15 Gas Markets
https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1448271939563315207?s=20 

24:00 RELEASES
25:30 ENS NFT Support
https://medium.com/the-ethereum-name-service/nft-avatar-support-for-ens-profiles-bd4a5553f089 
27:22 Flashbots Protect
https://medium.com/flashbots/announcing-flashbots-protect-9e039e9f0aa3 
28:33 Starknet Alpha
https://medium.com/starkware/starknet-alpha-is-coming-to-mainnet-b825829eaf32 
30:20 Arbitrum Nitro
https://medium.com/flashbots/announcing-flashbots-protect-9e039e9f0aa3 
31:12 XDEFI Wallet
https://twitter.com/xdefi_wallet/status/1447927319809695759?s=20 
32:27 Pods Options Protocol
https://twitter.com/PodsFinance/status/1447694027520978948 
33:14 Klima DAO
https://twitter.com/KlimaDAO/status/1447655381396688898 
33:55 Binance Growth Fund
https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1447911371979563013?s=20 
35:08 Optimism Website
https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1446127432914792458 
35:52 Consensys Raise
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/10/11/consensys-holds-funding-round-talks-with-3b-valuation-report
37:54 Gelato
https://cointelegraph.com/news/gelato-raises-11m-from-heavyweight-backers-for-web-3-automation  
38:37 Paradigm Raising $1.5B
https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1447585718155550721?s=20 
40:11 Merit Circle
https://twitter.com/MeritCircle_IO/status/1446068046456573954 
40:34 Moonpay
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/120145/crypto-payment-startup-moonpay-valued-at-3-4-billion-after-first-funding-round 
41:23 Zora Marketplace
https://twitter.com/ourZORA/status/1447570240825593859?s=20 
42:40 TradingView
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/120628/charting-platform-tradingview-raises-298-million-at-3-billion-valuation 
43:39 Jobs
https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 

46:00 NEWS
46:32 Coinbase NFTs
https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-nft-is-coming-soon-join-the-waitlist-today-for-early-access-cc7bac29fd72?gi=349fbf228b8 
49:18 Hester Peirce
https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1448019986480574469?s=20 
57:04 Biden Executive Order?
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-10-08/white-house-weighs-wide-ranging-push-for-crypto-oversight 
1:02:00 German Auto1 FT
https://finbold.com/german-auto-company-becomes-the-first-in-eu-to-finance-cars-on-ethereum-blockchain/ 
1:03:45 Polygon Gas Hikes
https://thedefiant.io/polygon-transaction-fee-hike/ 
1:05:12 MakerDAO Tax Talk
https://thedefiant.io/makerdao-taxes-incorporation-debate/ 
1:07:21 ETH2 Merge
https://twitter.com/benjaminion_xyz/status/1446516207159582743 
1:08:20 Visa NFTs
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/10/13/visa-launching-nft-program-to-support-digital-artists/ 
1:09:09 Viacom NFTs
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/120400/crypto-startup-deal-with-viacomcbs-could-lead-to-spongebob-and-south-park-nfts 
1:11:22 NFTs Launching Tokens
1:12:35 NYSE BTC ETF
https://twitter.com/Matt_Hougan/status/1448644459122475008?s=20 
1:13:45 Hashpower Moving West
https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/10/13/us-claims-bitcoin-mining-crown-following-china-crackdown/ 
1:15:14 DeFi Moving West
1:15:34 Sam Bankman-Fried
1:19:43 Lummis Long BTC
1:20:35 Sorare Under Investigation
1:21:15 News Quick Takes

1:24:30 TAKES
1:25:30 Digital Nations
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1446301490981703682?s=20 
1:26:50 It’s the 1790s
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1446301490981703682?s=20 
1:29:30 Vitalik on Bukele
https://twitter.com/ofnumbers/status/1446500137400999951?s=20 
1:34:18 Vibes
https://twitter.com/awrigh01/status/1447704830814867459?s=21 
1:37:03 NFTs Have Time
https://twitter.com/zeneca_33/status/1448164983393689604?s=21 
1:37:58 Pirates
https://twitter.com/bertcmiller/status/1448068826604707844?s=21 
1:38:58 NFTs vs Supply Chains
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1448657550358974480?s=20 

1:40:28 What David’s Excited About
1:42:40 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:45:17 MEME of the Week
https://twitter.com/husker_eth/status/1448077307776839683?s=21 

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Oct 15, 2021
Crypto Gaming Panel | Loot Squad, Yield Guild, Illuvium
01:09:56

The magnitude of crypto gaming is increasingly clear, for those paying attention. For Bryce Johnson of Loot Squad, Gabby Dizon of Yield Guild, and Kieran Warwick of Illuvium, crypto gaming is inevitable.

Existing at the intersection of finance, gaming, and culture, this sector has a gargantuan addressable market. Axie Infinity has tapped into the passion and potential of dedicated communities, building an entire economy around its protocol. As the traditional gaming market flounders, new strides are being taken to revolutionize how we game, how we work, and how we own.

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Topics Covered

0:00 Intro
6:00 What To Call This?
11:16 Play-to-Earn
15:56 Loot Squad
19:38 Yield Guild
24:21 Illuvium
30:54 How Big is Crypto Gaming?
37:43 Community
42:32 Making People Nice
50:00 Will Games Still Be Fun?
58:15 Ponzi Games
1:01:24 Crypto Gaming Roadmap
1:07:14 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources

Bryce on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/brycent_?s=20 
Gabby on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/gabusch?s=20 
Kieran on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/KieranWarwick?s=20 

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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:
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Oct 14, 2021
Rari's March to $1 Billion | Jai Bhavnani (SotN)
01:10:09

Jai Bhavnani is the Co-Founder of Rari Capital, the DAO behind a quickly growing suite of DeFi protocols. Most popular is Fuse, the open interest rate protocol that allows users to lend and borrow digital assets. As Fuse approaches $1B total value locked, Rari recently announced permissionless Fuse pool creation. This means that anyone with liquidity can create a money market for their digital asset of choice.

Rari finds itself at the center of what is being described as DeFi 2.0, a loose collection of newer DeFi protocols which orbit around novel tokenomics, game theory, and memes. Tune in to find out where Rari sits among resident DeFi blue chips, and the future of young people pioneering in the crypto space.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
10:00 Jai Bhavnani
16:22 Rari Capital
20:47 The Long Tail & Risk
29:02 Assessing Risk & Yield
33:08 Total Value Locked
38:46 Roadmap
44:00 ZoomerFi, DeFi 2.0
52:47 Build Fast, Break Fast
58:19 Crossing $1B
1:00:51 Regulation & Zoomers
1:04:54 What's Left to Build?
1:08:12 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

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

Rari Capital:
https://rari.capital/ 

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Oct 13, 2021
Pet3r Pan | Layer Zero
01:36:46

Pet3r Pan got into crypto around 2017, writing his Before Bitcoin series and finding his way into the Ethereum community. As a core member of the movement, Pet3r is one of the earliest DAO pioneers as a champion of Metacartel.

This conversation revolves around the power of curating people and projects. Metacartel has instantiated itself as a loose-ish collective of certified 'good people.' Trust, positive sum personalities, and vibes are all forms of capital under this new paradigm. It's pretty cool.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:00 Pet3r Pan & Before Bitcoin
8:18 Getting Started in Crypto
14:21 Tech Startups
18:39 Communities and Vibing
27:33 Genesis of the Culture
34:35 Metacartel Origins
43:00 Becoming a DAO
53:54 Making DAOs Cool Again
58:01 Why Care?
1:05:14 Sustainablility
1:10:32 Financial vs Social Capital
1:17:29 Trust & Culture
1:21:59 Defining Metacartel
1:27:40 The Vision
1:32:06 Closing

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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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Oct 12, 2021
87 - The Future of Maker | Rune Christensen
02:10:00

Rune Christensen is the Founder of MakerDAO and one of the pioneers of the DeFi space. As one of the earliest DeFi protocols, Maker set precedents for tokenomics, governance, and use cases. Maker is setting new precedents with the recent announcement of Société Générale's proposal for a Maker loan using bond tokens.

As a thought leader in Crypto, Rune has had some fascinating takes lately on the plausibility of a multichain future, as well as how incentives can turn DAI into a clean money. From maximalism to environmentalism, this conversation explores it all.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
7:00 Rune Christensen of MakerDAO
12:20 Société Générale
20:32 Why Maker?
23:48 Criticizing the Multi-Chain World
41:19 Optimizing for Home
49:06 On Maximalism
58:13 Nativity and Monetary Premium
1:07:47 Does Decentralization Matter?
1:12:53 Multi-Chain Propaganda
1:20:00 Maker as Clean Money
1:29:56 Aligning Human & Market Values
1:41:05 Environmental Economic Crisis
1:46:26 How Maker Gets Clean
1:53:24 Narratives
2:02:41 Solarpunk Tokenomics
2:09:53 Updates on DeFi
2:12:12 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Rune on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/RuneKek?s=20 
MakerDAO:
https://makerdao.com/en/ 
The Case for Clean Money: 
https://twitter.com/RuneKek/status/1445072416598859781?s=20 
The L1 Future:
https://twitter.com/RuneKek/status/1436454065760788483?s=20 

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Oct 11, 2021
David and Anthony on Monolithic vs Modular Blockchains
01:06:53

Hey Bankless Nation

Here's some weekend content for you!

Every now and then, Anthony Sassano and David hop into a live stream and chat about things. We thought the conversation was especially useful this week, so we're putting it on the podcast feed. 

Enjoy!

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Oct 09, 2021
ROLLUP: Tik Tok NFTs | Facebook Goes Down | Société Générale & MakerDAO | Ethereum 2.0 Merge Updates
01:40:09

1st Week of October, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
6:10 Markets
6:20 BTC Price
6:53 ETH Price
7:55 ETH/BTC Ratio
9:54 DeFi Action
12:35 Layer 2
https://l2beat.com/

13:58 EIP 1559
https://twitter.com/yugacohler/status/1445465542882594820?s=20
17:30 Settling Value
https://twitter.com/RyanWatkins_/status/1445020156984537092?s=20
19:49 Zapper Monthly Active Users
https://twitter.com/sebaudet26/status/1445222731058974721?s=20
20:29 Q3 Breakdown
https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/coin-metrics-state-of-the-network-846

27:00 RELEASES
28:00 Axie DEX
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/119283/axie-infinity-is-launching-a-decentralized-exchange
30:01 Context
https://twitter.com/context/status/1444038168739602435
https://context.app/feed/cryptopunks

31:51 Lido Dashboard
​​https://twitter.com/LidoFinance/status/1445712382827716612?s=20
33:04 Clean DAI
https://twitter.com/RuneKek/status/1445072416598859781?s=20
36:01 State of the DAOs
https://banklessdao.substack.com/p/state-of-the-daos-0-oct-6th-2021
36:57 Raises
Axie: https://www.techinasia.com/axie-infinity-developer-raise-150m-andreessen-horowitzled
Ramp: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/119386/warsaw-based-crypto-startup-ramp-hits-300-million-valuation-in-series-a-raise-sources
39:21 Jobs
https://jobs.banklesshq.com/

41:26 NEWS
41:36 TikTok NFTs

https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1443621824651149312?s=20

https://www.dazeddigital.com/science-tech/article/54381/1/lil-nas-x-is-fronting-tiktok-s-debut-nft-collection

43:48 Société Générale & Maker
https://twitter.com/runekek/status/1443703869414989824?s=21
45:30 Facebook Down
https://twitter.com/alexhern/status/1445130867073032195?s=21
50:31 ETH Merge Updates
https://twitter.com/dannyryan/status/1445384777989869570
https://twitter.com/sajidazouarhi/status/1445773328334016519?s=20
https://twitter.com/ajsutton/status/1445264669283733506?s=20
53:24 RocketPool Close Call
https://twitter.com/stakewise_io/status/1445475001696620550?s=20
54:48 Connext
https://twitter.com/ConnextNetwork/status/1445429803637776397?s=20
56:47 Modular Blockchains
https://twitter.com/epolynya/status/1445627660156030978?s=20
https://twitter.com/epolynya/status/1445862981204537347?s=20

1:03:08 SolRazr IDO
https://medium.com/@SolRazr_App/update-on-solrazrs-ido-5903ea4f81c4
1:06:58 Bank of America Report
https://twitter.com/DocumentEther/status/14452964149767413781:07:41 CryptoToadz
https://decrypt.co/82564/ethereum-nft-market-opensea-record-cryptoadz-sales-surge

1:08:58 Soros & BTC
https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1445709388056915968?s=20

1:09:35 Tax Loophole
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/29/wash-sale-rules-could-apply-to-bitcoin-and-ethereum-in-spending-bill.html
1:11:20 Regulating Stablecoins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-administration-seeks-to-regulate-stablecoin-issuers-as-banks-11633103156?page=1
1:12:13 SEC Investigating Circle
https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1445194700441391105?s=21
1:15:39 Quick News
Powell: https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1443612299584024582?s=20
BitGo: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/119751/bitgo-exec-corporates-are-asking-weekly-to-add-bitcoin-to-their-balance-sheet
Utopia Labs: https://twitter.com/utopialabs_/status/1443974562467631105?s=20
RICKS: https://twitter.com/_Dave__White_/status/1445787515848253455?s=20

1:18:30 TAKES
1:19:30 5-10 Year Thesis
https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1445195117627797506?s=20
1:23:18 After Hours
https://twitter.com/joelallouz/status/1445547333182103555?s=21
1:23:58 Source of Truth
https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1445602552205099009?s=21

1:24:55 The Stapler
https://twitter.com/nanexcool/status/1445950706561830913?s=20
1:25:42 Blockchain Trends
https://twitter.com/awrigh01/status/1445495850730278912?s=20
1:26:44 Modular Blockchains
https://twitter.com/ChainLinkGod/status/1445897530517049351?s=20
1:27:44 Vortex of Value
https://twitter.com/AminCad/status/1444612109430505473?s=20

1:29:45 What David’s Excited About
1:31:03 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:37:54 MEME(s) OF THE WEEK
https://twitter.com/nansen_ai/status/1446016393174917127?s=20

https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/q1t5qk/the_merge_is_coming/

https://twitter.com/benjaminion_xyz/status/1445778153809453059?s=20

Moment of Zen

https://twitter.com/poltrackrr/status/1445099550071480320?s=20


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Oct 08, 2021
The dYdX Boom | Antonio Juliano (10/6)
01:18:34

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In September 2021, dYdX did more trade volume than Coinbase for the first time. The growth in the scaled trading protocol has been astounding, and this has been no coincidence. dYdX has pioneered Layer 2 solutions along with Starkware's ZK Rollup, and the result has been an explosion of perpetual swaps and deep liquidity pools on dYdX's native rollup.

Antonio Juliano returns to Bankless to discuss the parabolic growth of dYdX, the plans for its governance & utility token, and the future of decentralized derivatives.

State of the Nation is livestreamed on Tuesdays at 11am PT / 2pm ET.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
8:30 Antonio Juliano of dYdX
11:06 dYdX vs. Coinbase
15:50 Who's Trading?
19:09 Behind the Success
24:31 Layer 2 & TVL
32:40 Order Book
38:45 The Largest Exchange
42:03 Competing with FTX
47:30 Decentralization
52:58 The DeFi Spectrum
57:20 Pioneering Scale & Layer 2
1:04:48 Ethereum Layer 1
1:07:48 Regulatory
1:12:41 Successful dYdX
1:16:10 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Antonio on Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano?s=20 
dYdX:
https://dydx.exchange/ 
How to Trade:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-trade-on-the-dydx-rollup 
How to Earn:
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/a-guide-to-earning-on-dydx 

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Oct 06, 2021
TL;DR | The China Ban Can't Stop New DeFi
09:58

Follow Luke on Twitter!
https://twitter.com/luke_spotlong 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
Zerion
https://bankless.cc/Zerion 

0:45 Crypto Gaming
Podcast with Arianna Simpson
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/the-crypto-gaming-revolution 

3:29 Coordination
Layer Zero with Kevin Owocki
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-layer-zero-kevin-owocki 

5:27 Fixed Yield
Guide to Barnbridge
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-earn-fixed-yield-on-barnbridge 

5:53 Options on Layer 2
Guide to Lyra
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/a-guide-to-options-on-lyra 

6:29 New DeFi
Is Rari Undervalued?
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/is-rari-undervalued 

7:09 Regulation is Bullish
Market Monday
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/build-faster-market-monday 
Podcast with Sahil Bloom
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/evergrande-and-chinas-crypto-ban 

9:17 Closing & Disclaimers

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Oct 05, 2021
Mariano Conti | Layer Zero
01:36:30

Mariano Conti is a pillar in the crypto space. Known for revolutionizing smart contracts with Maker, he has built a long resume of building and investing in key projects. He's also a fascinating human being with a unique story.

Tune in to hear Mariano's takes on how the pandemic shaped crypto's narrative, Bull vs Bear markets, finding passion and community, and his musings on going anonymous.

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
3:30 Mariano Conti’s Travels
8:17 Crypto & COVID
11:58 Financial Concerns
20:42 New Paradigm
28:22 New vs Old
34:32 Attention Maximalist
40:30 Mariano Pre-Crypto
50:14 Early Engineering & Investing
55:48 Work Ethic & Passion
1:01:09 Cult & Society
1:06:55 Churn
1:11:00 Builder-Focused Community
1:15:53 Clout, Ego, and Twitter
1:22:32 Anon & What’s Next
1:32:06 Closing

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Resources:

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

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Oct 05, 2021
86 - OpenSea & The Business of NFTs | Devin Finzer
01:02:38

Devin Finzer, founder & CEO of OpenSea, returns to Bankless to discuss the NFT boom and the role of OpenSea at the center of it all. From Devin's perspective, the energy surrounding NFTs right now is crypto native. This means that this boom starts at the center of crypto culture and extends outwards from there.

We also discuss scaling and gas fees, the spectrum of centralization, the metaverse, and the OpenSea's recent front-running scandal. Building with an open mind and conviction is a key reason why OpenSea finds itself at the center of the NFT markets today, and it looks like we may just be getting started.

✨EXCLUSIVE EPISODE DEBRIEF✨
https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-opensea-and-the 

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
4:00 Devin Finzer
6:05 The Crypto Native NFT Boom
9:15 Building With an Open Mind
11:36 OpenSea at the Center
18:06 Scaling Under Pressure
22:24 Gas Fees
25:01 Social Media & Users
32:00 Before OpenSea & The Bear
39:50 When NFTs Heated Up
41:45 The Front Running Scandal
48:21 The Centralization Spectrum
55:31 What’s the Metaverse?
58:24 Rapid Fire Questions
1:01:43 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Devin on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/dfinzer?s=20 
OpenSea:
https://opensea.io/ 
NFT Bull Market Episode:
https://youtu.be/cmLJHlNlH1s 

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Oct 04, 2021
📺 ROLLUP: China Crypto Ban | NFTs & Bitcoin on Twitter | Compound Bug | Virgil Griffith
01:52:36

Last Week of September, 2021

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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro

8:15 MARKETS
8:45 BTC Price
9:18 ETH Price
11:45 ETH/BTC Ratio
12:39 DeFi Action
16:10 EIP 1559
https://dataalways.substack.com/p/below-the-surface-of-eip-1559 
20:07 dYdX
https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1442234625120608256?s=20 
24:06 Settlement Assurances
Nic’s Article: https://medium.com/@nic__carter/its-the-settlement-assurances-stupid-5dcd1c3f4e41 
David’s Talk: https://youtu.be/z3ufil39z5o 
34:39 Reserve Asset of DeFi 
https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/coin-metrics-state-of-the-network-a0e 
35:48 Polygon Daily Active Addresses
https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1443041767725674499?s=20 
37:16 TracerDAO
https://tracer.finance/ 

39:00 RELEASE
40:00 Connext NXTP Protocol
https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2021/09/28/connext-launches-nxtp-protocol-to-improve-liquidity/ 
42:42 Andre’s OpenSea Competitor
https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2021/09/24/andre-cronjes-new-nft-marketplace-is-a-vampire-attack-suicide-pact/ 
45:25 Coinbase Direct Deposits
https://blockworks.co/coinbases-new-direct-deposit-feature-allows-users-to-get-paychecks-in-crypto 
47:45 USDC Enabled Funds
https://twitter.com/angellist/status/1442901252552101888?s=21 
48:06 Affirm Super-App
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-28/affirm-to-debut-crypto-debit-products-in-push-toward-super-app 
49:54 Polygon x Index Coop
https://twitter.com/crypto_texan/status/1443292276940316673?s=21 
50:30 Nahmii 2.0
https://blog.nahmii.io/launching-nahmii-2-0-layer-2-commercial-scaling-for-ethereum-ee790a8af2d2 
51:14 Roll Social Tokens
https://decrypt.co/82080/roll-raises-10m-expand-social-tokens-service-creators 
52:21 Bankless Jobs
https://jobs.banklesshq.com/ 

53:00 NEWS
53:15 NFTs on Twitter
https://twitter.com/TheSmarmyBum/status/1443259893411049475?s=20 
56:53 China Ban
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-24/china-deems-all-crypto-related-transactions-illegal-in-crackdown 
Blocks: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/118878/coingecko-coinmarketcap-blocked-china-internet-firewall 
1:01:03 $23M Gas Tip
https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitfinex-paid-a-colossal-23m-fee-to-send-100k-of-usdt 
1:02:58 Aave Arc & Fireblocks
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/118822/permissioned-defi-platform-aave-arc-gears-up-for-launch 
1:03:56 Compound Bug
https://twitter.com/rleshner/status/1443380518498848768?s=20 
1:05:59 Axie Airdrop
https://twitter.com/AxieInfinity/status/1443536552211124230?s=20 
1:07:20 ETH Staked
https://twitter.com/LidoFinance/status/1443259897878040578 
1:09:53 Snoop & Sandbox
https://twitter.com/TheSandboxGame/status/1441069396567412736?s=20 
1:11:49 Dapper NFL Top Shot
https://cointelegraph.com/news/dapper-labs-to-launch-top-shot-for-nfl-as-ftx-signs-the-packers-aaron-jones 
1:13:48 Lightning Network
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/119025/bitcoin-lightning-network-capacity-reaches-all-time-high 
1:15:36 Visa Payment Channels
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/119117/visa-universal-payment-channel-interoperability-cbdc 
1:17:07 1inch Blocking US Trades
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/119055/dex-aggregator-1inch-blocks-out-us-trades-in-preparation-for-separate-american-platform 
1:19:44 CFTC vs Kraken
https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/PressReleases/8433-21 
1:20:38 Wells Fargo Sucks
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1443202690805293061?s=20 
1:23:54 Sen. Lummis CBDC
https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/119035/senator-lummis-lays-out-principles-for-a-us-digital-currency-alongside-continued-role-of-private-stablecoins 
1:24:45 Virgil Griffith
https://twitter.com/ameensol/status/1442170786941444106?s=20 

1:33:00 TAKES
1:34:00 Advice for the US
https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1442864882274107396?s=21 
1:36:40 Protecting the Public?
https://twitter.com/ojuice_eth/status/1441406498186227720?s=20 
1:39:27 Nerfing SEC
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1442846197085917187?s=20 
1:41:38 Bankrupting Our Youth
https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1443549124062851075?s=20 
1:43:38 Golden Age of Building
https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1443603632973176835?s=20 

1:45:26 What David’s Excited About
1:47:42 What Ryan’s Excited About

1:50:38 MEME of the Week
https://www.instagram.com/p/CT0z-FLloi0/?utm_medium=copy_link 

1:51:24 Closing & Disclaimers

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Oct 01, 2021
China's Crypto Ban... Why Now? | Sahil Bloom (SotN 9/28)
01:02:25

"Evergrande is the train wreck that the financial world and media can’t help but watch."

A week ago, Sahil Bloom dropped a thread on twitter detailing the buildup and consequences of the Evergrande debt crisis. This week, he's coming on State of the Nation to paint a macro picture of global events and their effects on the economy and crypto.

There are so many puzzle pieces in the world at large, and we're trying to get to the bottom of how it all settles. What does this mean for the global economic landscape? How does this line up with another recent China Crypto ban?

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0:00 Intro
5:30 Sahil Bloom
8:36 What Happened to Evergrande?
15:48 Risk to Chinese Economy
20:08 Who's Getting Punished?
27:39 Transparency & Trust
31:54 Central Bank Decisions
36:58 Updates on the Situation
42:00 China's Crypto Ban... Why Now?
47:22 Why Take it Seriously?
52:35 Geopolitical Rivalry
56:58 Bullish for Crypto?
1:00:38 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Sahil on Twitter:
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Sahil's Evergrande Thread:
https://twitter.com/SahilBloom/status/1439920043404546050?s=20 
Sahil's Newsletter:
https://sahilbloom.substack.com/ 

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Sep 29, 2021
Kevin Owocki | Layer Zero
01:11:06

Kevin Owocki is the leader behind the Gitcoin project, but he is also a husband, a father, an ultimate frisbee player, and a self-described hippie. As one of the most compelling individuals in the space, for Kevin it all boils down to coordination.

In this episode of Layer Zero, we focus on Slaying Moloch, Incentivizing Public Goods, the Solarpunk aesthetic, and much more. Dive in and find out why we're optimistic about the future of society.

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0:00 Intro
4:00 Kevin Owocki & Gitcoin
9:12 Public Goods
13:05 Open-Source Business Model
19:59 Kevin’s Start
28:02 Who is Kevin?
35:00 Running on the Shoulders of Giants
42:00 Solarpunk
50:00 Nightmare Fuel & Branding
54:58 Ethereum vs Moloch
1:00:55 Regen Finance
1:06:24 Optimistic about the Future

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Sep 28, 2021
85 - The Crypto Gaming Revolution | Arianna Simpson
01:24:11

Arianna Simpson of a16z comes on the Bankless Podcast to explore the insane momentum we've seen around crypto gaming. The product-market fit between the gaming and crypto worlds is palpable. The scaling and maturation of the crypto economy make for a ripe inflection point for an explosion of cultural applications.

What does Play-To-Earn mean for the investor? Is ETH money for the metaverse? Arianna's takes offer a huge amount of insight as we dive into the future of both work and play.

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0:00 Intro
5:00 Arianna Simpson
7:05 Crypto Gaming: Why Now?
10:06 How Big is This?
17:15 Building Infrastructure
20:29 Player Ownership
28:13 Eating the World
31:55 Progression to Play-To-Earn
37:30 Capturing Value
41:27 Isn’t it a Ponzi Game?
48:30 Working in Crypto Gaming
58:08 Consolidation of Resources
1:05:03 Impact on Culture & Industry
1:15:36 The Metaverse
1:20:17 ETH is Metaverse Money
1:27:10 Closing & Disclaimers

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Resources:

Arianna on Twitter:
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Masters of Doom:
https://www.amazon.com/Masters-Doom-Created-Transformed-Culture/dp/0812972155 

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Sep 27, 2021
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DCInvestor on Twitter
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DC's NFT Collection
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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Konstantin on Twitter:
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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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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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Topics Covered:

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
https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI?s=20 
The World Is Waking Up To Crypto
https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/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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Topics Covered:

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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DeeZe on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/DeezeFi?s=20 
Andy on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/andy8052?s=20 

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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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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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0:00 Intro
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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Resources:

Kain on Twitter
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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Jake on Twitter:
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The Blockchain Association:
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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.

Get the Debrief for this episode!
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Topics Covered:

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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Resources:

Fireblocks
https://www.fireblocks.com/ 
Fireblocks on Twitter
https://twitter.com/FireblocksHQ?s=20 

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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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Topics Covered:

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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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:

https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-chinas-digital 


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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
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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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DC Investor on Twitter:
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Eric on Twitter:
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Hudson on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/hudsonjameson?s=20 

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

Anthony on Twitter:
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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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Topics Covered:

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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Topics Covered:

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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Resources:

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 
LemonadeAlpha on Twitter:
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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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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Arthur on Twitter
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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

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
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.

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

Compound Treasury:
https://compound.finance/treasury 

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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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Resources:

Luke on Twitter
https://twitter.com/lukeburgis?s=20 
Luke’s Newsletter
https://read.lukeburgis.com/ 
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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Resources:

Li on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ljin18?s=20 

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

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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Topics Covered:

0:00 Intro
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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Topics Covered:

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

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

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

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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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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