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Why Banks Suck, The Great Taking & How To Prepare | Mel Mattison
2d ago
Why Banks Suck, The Great Taking & How To Prepare | Mel Mattison
Why do banks suck? Banks suck is the reason we started this bankless thing. Not that banks are all bad but they take too much and give to little. They need to be disrupted. We brought Mel Mattison, author of Quoz, and he’s very clear on what’s wrong with banks. They’ve become too centralized, unbalanced, short-sighted, corrupt. Power has tilted away from the people and into the hands of a central banking cabal. The relationship between sovereign governments and private banks has become an unholy alliance. ------ 📣 SPOTIFY PREMIUM RSS FEED | USE CODE: SPOTIFY24  https://bankless.cc/spotify-premium  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠  🦄UNISWAP | BROWSER EXTENSION https://bankless.cc/uniswap  ⚡️ FUEL | EARN FUEL POINTS https://bankless.cc/fuel  🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🗣️TOKU | CRYPTO EMPLOYMENT  https://bankless.cc/toku  ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/35?referrer=0x077Fe9e96Aa9b20Bd36F1C6290f54F8717C5674E  ------ TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 5:41 Quoz 8:15 Monetary History 19:13 History of Banks 29:27 Banks: The Good 42:17 Banks: The Bad 57:16 The Banking Cabal 1:12:55 The Central Bank Endgame 1:20:56 The Great Taking 1:33:12 How to Prepare 1:42:17 Crypto 1:52:43 Closing & Disclaimers ------ RESOURCES Mel Mattison https://x.com/melmattison1   Quoz https://www.melmattison.com/quoz   The Great Taking https://books.google.pt/books/about/The_Great_Taking.html?id=JzSx0AEACAAJ&redir_esc=y   ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures⁠
ROLLUP: Trump Pump | ETH ETF Next Week | Mt. Gox & Germany | Crypto Wars 2.0
5d ago
ROLLUP: Trump Pump | ETH ETF Next Week | Mt. Gox & Germany | Crypto Wars 2.0
Bankless Friday Weekly Rollup 3rd Week of July 2024 ------ 🍵MATCHA | NEW PRICING ENGINE https://go.0x.org/matcha-v2-pod   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙 KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠  🛞 MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  🦄 UNISWAP | BROWSER EXTENSION https://bankless.cc/uniswap  ⚡️ FUEL | EARN FUEL POINTS https://bankless.cc/fuel    ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUMa ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🗣️ TOKU | CRYPTO EMPLOYMENT SOLUTION https://bankless.cc/toku  ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/34  ------ TIMESTAMPS & RESOURCES 0:00 Intro 3:44 Politics and Crypto  https://www.cnbc.com/2024/07/15/bitcoin-jumps-as-markets-see-increased-odds-of-trump-victory.html  4:28 Trump selects JD Vance as his VP https://truthsocial.com/@realDonaldTrump/posts/112792061935980928  https://nypost.com/2024/07/17/us-news/trump-picking-jd-vance-as-vp-is-big-for-the-bitcoin-crowd/  https://x.com/RyanSAdams/status/1812933662880514479  https://www.standwithcrypto.org/politicians/person/jd---vance https://x.com/RyanSAdams/status/1812936021543149758  https://x.com/taylorjbarr/status/1812930126843126174  https://x.com/shayne_coplan/status/1812931244621000896  https://polymarket.com/  13:05 Trump considers Jamie Dimon as Treasury Secretary  https://x.com/WatcherGuru/status/1813666502526329035  13:59 Trump wants the US to beat China in the crypto race https://www.theblock.co/post/305771/trump-wants-us-in-charge-of-crypto-before-china  15:46 Vitalik released a Blogpost:  https://vitalik.eth.limo/general/2024/07/17/procrypto.html  https://x.com/RyanSAdams/status/1813596134020895138  https://x.com/valkenburgh/status/1813634877910319499  https://x.com/tusharjain_/status/1813663311591870495  https://x.com/jchervinsky/status/1813635524026048908  https://x.com/MarconiWight/status/1813320579631706598  25:02 MARKETS L2 Update Scroll TVL increased by 21.9% to $1.01B in the past 7 days https://x.com/WuBlockchain/status/1812732829345947915  Base now 30% bigger https://x.com/jessepollak/status/1811080797706932468  34:19 Bitcoin liquidity Events (Gox and Germany)  https://x.com/News_Of_Alpha/status/1813167748115292467  What can MtGox do to the price?  https://x.com/ki_young_ju/status/1813277728998609338  Germany is most likely done with selling https://x.com/ArkhamIntel/status/1811830991708639719  How much Germany sold?  https://x.com/ArkhamIntel/status/1813601540516524291  38:24 ETH ETF next week!!  https://x.com/EricBalchunas/status/1812930206933655759  https://x.com/NateGeraci/status/1812961815833305104  https://x.com/jseyff/status/1813693107214717181  https://x.com/NateGeraci/status/1813698463403765780  https://x.com/coinage_media/status/1813539741851365812  https://x.com/jchervinsky/status/1813571352105979946  . 49:14 BTC ETF daily net flows trending up over the last two weeks https://x.com/WClementeIII/status/1812996129648439633  https://x.com/ericbalchunas/status/1813187237762244840  https://x.com/EricBalchunas/status/1812864261170905281  53:39 Uniswap Extension is now open to everyone!  https://x.com/Uniswap/status/1813212643139711384  54:58Crypto Wars 2.0 Positive developments in Roman Storm's Tornado Cash defense https://x.com/valkenburgh/status/1811851516833394994  https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2024/07/12/conduct-versus-code-may-be-the-defining-question-in-roman-storm-prosecution/  58:15 Molly White launched her new crypto initiative  https://x.com/molly0xFFF/status/1811836793353884053  https://x.com/RyanSAdams/status/1812950495218045424  1:03:27 MEME of the Week https://x.com/GoingParabolic/status/1813012646339465334  1:04:47 Moment of Zen Bitwise’s new ETH commercial is out!  https://x.com/BitwiseInvest/status/1813553235703263276  ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures⁠
Making America Pro-Crypto | Congressman French Hill
6d ago
Making America Pro-Crypto | Congressman French Hill
Bankless Nation, the question today is: Is the U.S. flipping pro-crypto? The United States has either been anti-crypto or neutral since the birth of Bitcoin. That’s starting to change. For the first time, we actually have momentum in D.C. There will be many battles ahead, but right now, crypto is making progress. What would a pro-crypto America look like? What laws do we need to pass to get there? Who do we still need to convince, and how close are we? ------ 📣SPOTIFY PREMIUM RSS FEED | USE CODE: SPOTIFY24  https://bankless.cc/spotify-premium  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙 KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠  🛞 MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  🦄 UNISWAP | BROWSER EXTENSION https://bankless.cc/uniswap  ⚡️ FUEL | EARN FUEL POINTS https://bankless.cc/fuel    ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🗣️ TOKU | CRYPTO EMPLOYMENT SOLUTION https://bankless.cc/toku  ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/33?referrer=0x077Fe9e96Aa9b20Bd36F1C6290f54F8717C5674E ------ TIMESTAMPS 00:00 Intro 06:01 Trump's Assasination Attempt 09:28 Thought On VP Nominee JD Vance 12:59 Why is Crypto Important to You? 16:11 Legislation 20:36 Why Didn't Democrats Pivot? 23:32 SAB-121 Status Update 29:03 The Next Generation of Products 34:22 Gensler's SEC 36:52 Election Impact on Crypto ------ RESOURCES Rep French Hill https://x.com/repfrenchhill  ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures⁠
Is SOL Undervalued? 83% Discount to ETH? | Michael Nadeau
1w ago
Is SOL Undervalued? 83% Discount to ETH? | Michael Nadeau
SOL is currently trading at an 83% discount to ETH - should it be? Michael Nadeau is a crypto analyst who can help us answer this question. His approach isn’t technical, he isn’t a decentralization-maximalist, and he doesn’t represent any specific tribe. Instead, he focuses on current on-chain fundamentals like daily active users, fee revenue, and Total Value Locked to provide insights. In our discussion, we explore why fundamentals matter when analyzing crypto assets like ETH and SOL. We review the data for 2024 to see who’s winning and examine the catalysts for both ETH and SOL. Additionally, Michael shares his price predictions for ETH and SOL this cycle and offers insights on which asset will outperform the other in the second half of the bear market. ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/32?referrer=0x077Fe9e96Aa9b20Bd36F1C6290f54F8717C5674E  ------ 🐡 PUFFER | CHECK OUT PUFFER UNIFI https://bankless.cc/PufferUnifi  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙 KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2  ⁠  🛞 MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  🦄 UNISWAP | BROWSER EXTENSION https://bankless.cc/uniswap  ⚡️ FUEL | EARN FUEL POINTS https://bankless.cc/fuel  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🗣️ TOKU | CRYPTO EMPLOYMENT SOLUTION https://bankless.cc/toku  ------ TIMESTAMPS 00:00:00 Start 00:02:59 Are Fundamentals Having a Moment? 00:08:59 Solana's 83% Discount 00:12:11 Fundamentals Data 00:17:09 Fees, SOL vs ETH 00:19:52 Fee Generation & MEV 00:22:36 DEX Volume 00:25:31 Stablecoin Volume 00:28:08 Total Value Locked 00:31:49 Core Devs 00:34:50 Value Accrual 00:41:45 The Bull Case For Ether 00:49:22 Upcoming Catalysts 00:57:09 Qualitative Differences 00:59:40 Price: SOL vs ETH 01:04:10 Price Targets ------ RESOURCES Michael's Report: https://thedefireport.io/research/sol-discount-eth  ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures⁠
Stocks Up & Crypto Flat...Why? | Jim Bianco
Jul 15 2024
Stocks Up & Crypto Flat...Why? | Jim Bianco
Why are stocks up but crypto’s not? What happened to the bull market? Jim Bianco is the perfect guest to intersect crypto, traditional finance and the broader macro world. And that’s exactly why we brought him on the show today.  We ask him: - Are tech stocks in an AI bubble? - Is crypto going to have its moment? - How’s the U.S economy really doing? - What are the next potential market movers? Jim guides us through all this, not only that, he explains how he’s positioning himself and his portfolio for 2024. ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/31?referrer=0x077Fe9e96Aa9b20Bd36F1C6290f54F8717C5674E  ------ 📣 SPOTIFY PREMIUM RSS FEED | USE CODE: SPOTIFY24  https://bankless.cc/spotify-premium  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠ 🦄UNISWAP | BROWSER EXTENSION https://bankless.cc/uniswap  ⚡️ CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance  🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🗣️TOKU | CRYPTO EMPLOYMENT  https://bankless.cc/toku  ------ TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 5:28 Stocks Outperforming Crypto? 12:36 AI Bubble? 18:05 Buffet Indicator 22:57 Money Markets at ATH 28:21 Crypto ETFs 38:02 Tokenization 42:50 Crypto’s Political Shift 51:37 Crypto’s Pain Points 1:04:19 Inflation 1:12:07 Recession Coming? 1:22:05 Market Movers 1:26:37 Jim Bianco’s Portfolio 1:32:48 Closing & Disclaimers ------ RESOURCES Jim Bianco https://x.com/biancoresearch   Bianco Research https://www.biancoresearch.com/visitor-home/   Bianco Research Advisors https://www.biancoadvisors.com/   Exponential https://exponential.fi/   ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures ⁠
ROLLUP: Stocks vs. Crypto | EthCC Recap | Trump BTC Conf Speaker | ETH Documentary Release
Jul 12 2024
ROLLUP: Stocks vs. Crypto | EthCC Recap | Trump BTC Conf Speaker | ETH Documentary Release
Bankless Friday Weekly Rollup Second Week of July ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/30?referrer=0x077Fe9e96Aa9b20Bd36F1C6290f54F8717C5674E  ------ 🐡 PUFFER | CHECK OUT PUFFER UNIFI https://bankless.cc/PufferUnifi  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠ 🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  🦄UNISWAP | BROWSER EXTENSION https://bankless.cc/uniswap  ⚡️ CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🗣️TOKU | CRYPTO EMPLOYMENT SOLUTION https://bankless.cc/toku  ------ TIMESTAMPS & RESOURCES 00:00 Start 03:18 ETH CC Vibes https://x.com/TrustlessState/status/1811041008966160595  05:47 Vitalik Updates https://x.com/ranjan3118/status/1810707552256327783  https://x.com/0xMichz/status/1810771333846028629?t=4WJ_G8nmaQfz2fbiB7ggeQ&s=19  https://www.theblock.co/post/304479/vitalik-buterin-pushes-for-ethereum-to-respond-to-51-attacks-in-a-more-automated-way  08:53 Getting Robbed? https://x.com/evanincrypto/status/1810377921628123333  10:09 Speaking of Crime... https://x.com/_b33ts/status/1811171877416792528  10:45 Bankless ETHCC Meetup https://x.com/BanklessHQ/status/1810629985298006148  11:21 Markets https://x.com/caprioleio/status/1809146232104988817  https://x.com/ArkhamIntel/status/1810611088838279436  https://x.com/JoanaCotar/status/1808888782738911614  https://www.theblock.co/post/303911/bitstamp-mt-gox-bitcoin-asap-once-arrives  15:09 Bullish Factors https://x.com/jseyff/status/1809432981573865565?s=46  https://www.theblock.co/data/crypto-markets/bitcoin-etf  https://x.com/NateGeraci/status/1810731660247453976  18:18 ETH ETF Incoming https://x.com/EricBalchunas/status/1810331280006861268  https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereum-etf-launch-close-to-finish-line-bitwise-cco  19:01 Grayscale ETHE https://x.com/SGJohnsson/status/1810420032541020174  https://ycharts.com/companies/ETHE/discount_or_premium_to_nav  25:53 Good Inflation Numbers https://www.barrons.com/news/us-stocks-pause-near-records-after-good-inflation-data-5bb78439  https://x.com/WatcherGuru/status/1811377447461339368  26:34 Stocks Up, Crypto Uhh? https://www.theblock.co/data/crypto-markets/prices/btc-pearson-correlation-30d  https://www.tradingview.com/chart/?symbol=NASDAQ%3AQQQ  https://x.com/EricBalchunas/status/1808155233274458605  30:38 BUIDL $500M Market Cap https://etherscan.io/token/0x7712c34205737192402172409a8f7ccef8aa2aec  32:48 Tokenized Assets https://app.rwa.xyz/treasuries  https://fortune.com/crypto/2024/07/10/goldman-sachs-launch-tokenization-bitcoin-etfs-crypto-mcdermott/  https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/financial-services/our-insights/from-ripples-to-waves-the-transformational-power-of-tokenizing-assets  35:13 ETH Gas Fees Are LOW https://etherscan.io/chart/gasprice  https://www.growthepie.xyz/fundamentals/rent-paid  https://x.com/lookonchain/status/1808411819700277746  https://thedefireport.io/research/sol-discount-eth  42:08 Crypto Enters GOP Platform https://x.com/nic__carter/status/1810378813089718518?s=46  45:31 Donal Trump Joins Bitcoin Conference https://x.com/TheBitcoinConf/status/1811181245906506031  47:24 The Role of Crypto In Elections https://www.grayscale.com/elections  https://x.com/RyanSAdams/status/1811033027834708226  50:31 Celsius Sues Thousand Of Users https://x.com/CelsiusLOC/status/1808137312242479441  53:47 Ethereum Story Documentary https://paragraph.xyz/@ethereumfilm/not-just-a-film  https://www.reddit.com/media?url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.redd.it%2Fblo1x040x8d81.png  55:41 Raises https://x.com/romeprotocol/status/1810657493875294558?s=46&t=dAxCjT2P_GIrJMvMgWIpfA  57:04 Meme of The Week 58:09 Moment of Zen https://x.com/BitwiseInvest/status/1810303321099366453  ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures⁠
Why You Should Leave Your Country | Andrew Henderson
Jul 10 2024
Why You Should Leave Your Country | Andrew Henderson
Is it a good idea to diversify your citizenship given the current global landscape?  We brought on Andrew Henderson, an entrepreneur, a global citizen to nearly a dozen countries around the world, and the founder Nomad Capitalist - a company that helps people maximize their freedom by getting multiple citizenships and passports. Hear why considering a second or even a third citizenship might be beneficial, the most crypto-friendly jurisdictions, and what an exit tax entails. Andrew also shares why he renounced his US citizenship and provides insights into the costs and process of obtaining a second passport.  ------ 📣DEBRIEF | Ryan & David Unpacking the Episode:  https://www.bankless.com/debrief-the-andrew-henderson-interview  ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/28  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠  🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  🦄UNISWAP | BROWSER EXTENSION https://bankless.cc/uniswap  ⚡️ CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🗣️TOKU | CRYPTO EMPLOYMENT SOLUTION https://bankless.cc/toku  ------ TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 6:04 Where Is Andrew? 6:52 Andrew’s Citizenships? 8:26 Audience Overview  10:47 Andrew On Multiple Citizenship? 14:41 Option To Exit  21:17 Why Multiple Citizenship? 29:01 Is Multiple Citizenship Urgent? 35:20. What Is Exit Tax? 41:32 Regaining US Citizenship 46:20 Andrew’s Top 5 Citizenships 51:36 Dual Citizenship: Factors & Process 54:30 Who Is It For? 59:31 Lifestyle Trade-Offs 1:03:51 Crypto-Friendly Jurisdictions? 1:06:02 Digital Citizenships? 1:07:19 Is This Unpatriotic? 1:10:54 What If There’s No Option? 1:15:47 Is This Unfair? 0:23:30 Summary & Resources  1:27:21 Closing & Disclosure  ------ RESOURCES Andrew Henderson https://x.com/nomadcapitalist  ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures
Mike Solana: Trump, Crypto, Tech, Politics & Memetic Wars
Jul 8 2024
Mike Solana: Trump, Crypto, Tech, Politics & Memetic Wars
Is the U.S going to be ok? Mike Solana (no relation to Solana the chain, that’s his name),is the editor-in-chief of Pirate Wires and the guy who broke the Trump Memecoin news. We brought him on the show today to try to make sense of the current state of politics in the face of the upcoming election, and what it all means for crypto. Expect to learn why tech has pivoted right, why democrats are cracking down on crypto, why media in 2024 is fundamentally broken and much more. ------ 🎬 DEBRIEF | Ryan & David Unpacking the Episode: https://www.bankless.com/debrief-the-mike-solana-interview  ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/27?referrer=0x077Fe9e96Aa9b20Bd36F1C6290f54F8717C5674E  ------ 📣 SPOTIFY PREMIUM RSS FEED | USE CODE: SPOTIFY24  https://bankless.cc/spotify-premium  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠  🦄UNISWAP | BROWSER EXTENSION https://bankless.cc/uniswap  ⚡️ CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance  🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🗣️TOKU | CRYPTO EMPLOYMENT  https://bankless.cc/toku  ------ TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 7:10 $DJT Memecoin 16:36 Crypto Politics 29:39 Mike’s Perspective on Crypto 34:12 Memetic Wars 37:58 Growth vs Degrowth 43:22 Information Wars 53:35 Social Media 1:01:52 Being Terminally Online 1:14:18 Media in 2024 1:26:30 2024 Election 1:31:15 Closing & Disclaimers ------ RESOURCES Mike Solana https://x.com/micsolana   Pirate Wires Daily https://get.piratewires.com/pw/daily   ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures ⁠
ROLLUP: ETF Final Countdown | Polymarket's Huge Breakout | Chevron Defense | SEC Sues Metamask
Jul 4 2024
ROLLUP: ETF Final Countdown | Polymarket's Huge Breakout | Chevron Defense | SEC Sues Metamask
Bankless Friday Weekly Rollup First Week of July  ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/26?referrer=0x077Fe9e96Aa9b20Bd36F1C6290f54F8717C5674E ------ 📣 MANTLE QUEST ON AIRDROP HUNTER | WIN 1,000 $MNT https://bankless.cc/MantlesAnniversary  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠  🦄UNISWAP | BROWSER EXTENSION https://bankless.cc/uniswap  ⚡️CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance  🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   🗣️TOKU | CRYPTO EMPLOYMENT  https://bankless.cc/toku  ------ TIMESTAMPS & RESOURCES 00:00:00 Happy 4th Of July 00:08:04 Markets https://pro.kraken.com/app/trade/btc-usd  https://pro.kraken.com/app/trade/eth-usd  00:10:13 A Likely Outcome 00:11:59 When ETF? https://x.com/NateGeraci/status/1807041501077110986  https://x.com/NateGeraci/status/1807548524910850284  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaP5d1pmncY&ab_channel=Bankless  00:14:39 South America Is Growing https://thedefiant.io/news/defi/ethchile-highlights-triple-digit-growth-in-south-american-crypto-ownership  Crecimiento https://docs.google.com/document/d/15Mb1j9quuNAqZzuBfY60F9Y82emWjUktVfw8k--eeiw/edit#heading=h.u6pn408b547d  00:16:48 Why Are We Down? https://x.com/eli5_defi/status/1807712012342092145?s=46&t=2ZINVXJQKx6xO_6Wiiu_2g  00:22:40 Supreme Court overturned Chevron Deference https://x.com/JBSDC/status/1806799823107997893  https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2023/22-451_o7jp.pdf  https://youtu.be/JlsM_k7PutQ?t=1243  https://x.com/JTLonsdale/status/1806697088509469119  https://x.com/balajis/status/1806773841395675218  00:28:02 Negative Takes https://x.com/kylascan/status/1806706937083441274  https://x.com/JBSDC/status/1806809534322590069  00:29:38 SEC Sues Consensus https://www.sec.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2024-79  https://x.com/MikeSeligEsq/status/1806834455962652760  00:35:51 US Marshals Service picks Coinbase https://www.coinbase.com/en-gb/blog/u-s-marshals-service-chooses-coinbase-to-safeguard-trade-its-large-cap  https://x.com/ErikVoorhees/status/1806105760461726023  00:37:00 BNB and BUSD Sales Aren’t Securities https://x.com/EleanorTerrett/status/1806896212173328850  https://x.com/MetaLawMan/status/1807075663666434311  00:40:53 ZKsync Elastic Chain https://x.com/zksync/status/1808125972434067699  https://imgur.com/nYDhE9u  https://x.com/hudsonjameson/status/1808326321728283093  00:47:19 Zerion No-Fee Chain https://x.com/zerion/status/1806364593352016174  00:48:16 Election Season is Polymarket Season https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2024/06/28/crypto-unmentioned-at-first-2024-presidential-debate/  https://polymarket.com/event/presidential-election-winner-2024?tid=1719919681564  00:55:53 Vitalik Likes https://x.com/vitalikbuterin/status/1808092065483436481?s=43&t=2ZINVXJQKx6xO_6Wiiu_2g  00:56:37 Coinbase and Stripe https://x.com/coinbase/status/1806425092513210492  00:57:06 Pay On Warpcast https://x.com/dwr/status/1806774735109562789  00:57:58 IRS issued crypto tax regime for 2025 https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/treasury-irs-issue-final-regulations-requiring-broker-reporting-of-sales-and-exchanges-of-digital-assets-that-are-subject-to-tax-under-current-law-additional-guidance-to-provide-penalty-relief-address  01:00:23 Circle's New License https://x.com/jerallaire/status/1807791418489889279  https://x.com/paddi_hansen/status/1808085759947124778  01:01:44 Raises Of The Week https://x.com/astriaorg/status/1808534932060614983?s=46&t=dAxCjT2P_GIrJMvMgWIpfA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5809YJpbhFg  01:02:59 JokeRace Update https://www.jokerace.io/contest/base/0x0bac0ec9b6aeafa6c2212f67a67950940eda63a7  01:04:54 Meme Of The Week https://x.com/testinprodcap/status/1806735419792302142  ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures⁠
Chevron Deference: 40-Year Decision Reversed & Explained | Justin Slaughter
Jul 3 2024
Chevron Deference: 40-Year Decision Reversed & Explained | Justin Slaughter
Is the Chevron Deference case good for crypto? Is it good for the U.S.? Or is this a giant tradeoff that will lead to bad outcomes?  Crypto enthusiasts, pro-tech individuals, and those on the right say this will stop regulators from making random rules. Non-crypto sources, mainstream media, and those on the left say it will lead to chaos, unchecked corporations, and poor governance. So, what’s the truth? That’s what we’re here to find out. Our guest today is Justin Slaughter, current policy director at Paradigm and previous senior adviser of the SEC and chief policy adviser of the CFTC.  ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/25   ------ 📣 SPOTIFY PREMIUM RSS FEED | USE CODE: SPOTIFY24  https://bankless.cc/spotify-premium  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2   ⁠ 🦄UNISWAP | BROWSER EXTENSION https://bankless.cc/uniswap ⚡️CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance 🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle   ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 🗣️TOKU | CRYPTO EMPLOYMENT  https://bankless.cc/toku ------ TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 3:51 Slaughter 4:14 Ex-SEC & Ex-CFTC 6:52 Is D.C. Out to Get Us? 7:50 (Loper Bright) Chevron Deference 22:56 Arbitrary & Capricious  26:00 Impact of Shift in Power  32:04 Summary So Far 37:57 Different Framing Argument  41:12 Congress Not Doing Their Job?  47:46 Good For The Left? 51:06 Crypto Implications  55:04 Enforcement Action 56:53 The New Power Fight  58:18 Closing & Disclaimers    ------ RESOURCES Justin Slaughter https://x.com/JBSDC   ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures ⁠
ROLLUP: Solana ETF? | $Blast L2 Launch | Solana's Blink & ZK Compression | ETH ETF Next Week?
Jun 28 2024
ROLLUP: Solana ETF? | $Blast L2 Launch | Solana's Blink & ZK Compression | ETH ETF Next Week?
We’re on the edge of our seats with the potential Ethereum ETF launch just days away. Are ETH ETF products finally going to be tradeable next week? Solana is also in the spotlight, hinting at its own ETF while rolling out impressive innovations like ZK Compression and Blinks. The Blast token has also finally dropped! Are you eligible? We unpack everything you need to know.  Plus, Ethereum’s new execution client might unlock a hidden beast. And we cover everything happening price with prices. Are we in a crypto bull or bear? Tune in to find out.  ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/23  ------ 📣PERMISSIONLESS | GET YOUR TICKETS NOW https://bankless.cc/PermissionlessDiscount   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠  🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  ⚡️ CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🌐 TRANSPORTER | CROSS CHAINS WITH CONFIDENCE https://transporter.io/  🔗CELO | CEL2 COMING SOON https://bankless.cc/Celo  ------ TIMESTAMPS & RESOURCES 0:00 Intro 3:19 Markets  3:53 Mt.Gox is ready to distribute the bitcoin https://x.com/WatcherGuru/status/1805168222645244311  https://x.com/Ian_Unsworth/status/1805251746354131379  9:07 Germany is about to start selling the seized bitcoin https://x.com/ArkhamIntel/status/1805542881454633282  9:30 Meanwhile, the U.S. government sent $240M of BTC to Coinbase  https://x.com/DegenerateNews/status/1806012142094614695  https://x.com/RyanSAdams/status/1806347784129290364  11:09 ETH Tailwinds https://x.com/Matt_Hougan/status/1804137327964438729  https://x.com/econoar/status/1805123906602144125  15:31 L2 Update https://l2beat.com/scaling/summary  https://rollup.wtf/  17:33 Bitcoin flows https://www.theblock.co/data/crypto-markets/bitcoin-etf/spot-bitcoin-etf-onchain-flows  https://www.theblock.co/data/crypto-markets/bitcoin-etf/spot-bitcoin-etf-on-chain-total-net-flows  18:21 All spot ETH ETF S-1 amendments are now in!  https://x.com/NateGeraci/status/1804264951315403233  https://x.com/matthew_sigel/status/1805624888821989576  https://x.com/Matt_Hougan/status/1805941968838533534   21:20 Cooked Airdrops https://x.com/k1z4_/status/1804498112154620370   https://imgur.com/a/q7riQXD  27:41 Is Solana getting an ETF?  https://x.com/matthew_sigel/status/1806313241431138434  https://x.com/JSeyff/status/1806322096924217412  https://x.com/JSeyff/status/1806324109045031034  https://x.com/EricBalchunas/status/1806319656694628659  https://x.com/JSeyff/status/1806330548887093414  https://x.com/jchervinsky/status/1806331553594675563  https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/solana  32:10 Solana’s Blinks + ZK Compression https://x.com/solana/status/1805587979723063440  https://x.com/phantom/status/1805588661213220968  https://x.com/dabit3/status/1805955810800947472  https://x.com/0xCygaar/status/1804536674338357368  https://x.com/ufukaltinok/status/1804362153903681823  39:20 Blast launched their airdrop https://x.com/Blast_L2/status/1805630569830924310  https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/blast  https://x.com/blur_io/status/1805631184028024909  https://x.com/OlimpioCrypto/status/1805634498358366697  45:44 Ethereum execution client Reth was launched!  https://x.com/gakonst/status/1805920383390154845  48:52 MiCA is about to enforce strict rules for stablecoins   https://www.theblock.co/post/301989/eu-crypto-mica-stablecoin-disruption  https://x.com/SethHertlein/status/1799102535459877201  52:15 Gary Continues Taking Ls  https://x.com/MinarikLaw/status/1805715857030439306   https://x.com/EleanorTerrett/status/1806334142432293142  https://x.com/milesjennings/status/1806354239092080665  https://x.com/WatcherGuru/status/1806303516694122663  https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2024/06/27/coinbase-accuses-us-sec-fdic-of-improperly-blocking-document-requests/  56:39 Winklevoss twins donated $2M in BTC to Trump’s campaign  https://x.com/tyler/status/1803872859938549920  59:10 Raises and BVC Investments   https://x.com/hotpot_dao/status/1806357081231909168  https://x.com/KAndrewHuang/status/1805632313759514783  1:01:47 Voting on Bankless Nation podcast suggestions starts today!  https://www.jokerace.io/contest/base/0x0bac0ec9b6aeafa6c2212f67a67950940eda63a7  1:03:34 July schedule… https://lu.ma/k0amrrnz  https://x.com/TrustlessState/status/1805381346510225776  1:04:58 Meme of the Week https://x.com/BitwiseInvest/status/1806326930477654147   1:05:43 Closing & Disclosures ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures
PleasrDAO Releases Secret Wu-Tang Album | Leighton Cusack & Matt Metkov
Jun 27 2024
PleasrDAO Releases Secret Wu-Tang Album | Leighton Cusack & Matt Metkov
David is joined by Leighton Cusack and Matt Metkov, two members of PleasrDAO, the organization that owns and is releasing the Wu-Tang Album.  The Wu-Tang Clan created a unique album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” to combat music’s devaluation in the digital age. It was bought by Martin Shkreli in 2015, who later lost it due to a fraud conviction. In 2021, PleasrDAO, a crypto collective, purchased the album to restore its value and make it accessible to the public, promoting fairer digital ownership in the Web3 era. Hear how you can own the most exclusive music album and help support the movement.  ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/22   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠  ⚡️ CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  🌐 TRANSPORTER | CROSS CHAINS WITH CONFIDENCE https://transporter.io/  🔗CELO | CEL2 COMING SOON https://bankless.cc/Celo  ------ TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 9:09 What’s Special About This Album? 11:13 One-Off Event Or New Path For Artists? 14:24 Music Scenario: 2014 vs. Now? 17:41 Music Renting VS Collecting/Ownership  22:25 How To Own The Album? 26:47 Rights & Collaboration  28:07 Rethinking Music Distribution  31:02 Magnitude Of Album Release 32:47 Why Crypto People Should Care? 34:56 David On The Album Songs 38:05 Where To Own The Album? 40:16 Sales & Record-Breaking Week 43:48 Closing & Disclosures ------ RESOURCES Mint Here https://thealbum.com   Leighton https://x.com/lay2000lbs  ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures ⁠
Is Crypto Still in a Bull Run? | RSA+DH
Jun 26 2024
Is Crypto Still in a Bull Run? | RSA+DH
Is the crypto bull market over? The crypto sentiment has suddenly flipped bearish. The skeptics are saying that the ETH ETF will amount to nothing. Gox will dump on you. There are no new crypto use cases. There’s too much token supply. The bearish list goes on. So what gives? Is this just summertime slowness or is the bull market over? ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/21 ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠ 🌐 TRANSPORTER | CROSS CHAINS WITH CONFIDENCE https://transporter.io/ 🔗CELO | CEL2 COMING SOON https://bankless.cc/Celo 🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle ⚡️ CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ------ TIMESTAMPS & RESOURCES 0:00 Intro 1:15 Current Market Sentiment https://x.com/splitcapital/status/1805346083981201775  https://x.com/biancoresearch/status/1805341535967527200  https://x.com/SplitCapital/status/1805349168229367936  https://x.com/cryptobran_/status/1805331025905729983  https://x.com/mrjasonchoi/status/1804107651854594071  https://x.com/tmnxeq/status/1804913082571071679 12:49 ETH ETF is Bearish https://x.com/Rewkang/status/1804735595111211104 16:26 Gox will Dump on You  https://x.com/WatcherGuru/status/1805168222645244311  https://x.com/RyanSAdams/status/1804138577204289900 19:20 No New Crypto Use Cases https://x.com/0xCygaar/status/1801667353207521364  https://x.com/divine_economy/status/1802510497633198565  https://x.com/milesdeutscher/status/1800190273517211699 26:09 Any Bulls Left?  https://x.com/econoar/status/1805447135141544280  https://x.com/milesdeutscher/status/1805249025643581761  https://x.com/fejau_inc/status/1805242741494005780      https://x.com/intangiblecoins/status/1805244957252284916  https://x.com/intangiblecoins/status/1805244973261914582  https://x.com/pythianism/status/1805608579422208061  https://x.com/pythianism/status/1804987849059787113  https://x.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1804998114090389795  https://x.com/cburniske/status/1805308535611502763  https://imgur.com/DXcyjMS 43:27  Closing & Disclosures ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures
The Case for Authoritarianism | Vitalik Buterin & Noah Smith
Jun 25 2024
The Case for Authoritarianism | Vitalik Buterin & Noah Smith
What if the information anarchy of the internet spells the downfall of liberalism? Economist Noah Smith and Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin join us for a fascinating discussion on why Authoritarianism might be the answer to the current information warfare. Yes, you heard that right. We start the episode by defining liberalism, how it has brought excessive polarization and why totalitarianism might be the only solution left. We then steelman the case against this same argument and how blockchains and crypto could play a role in all this. ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/20?referrer=0x077Fe9e96Aa9b20Bd36F1C6290f54F8717C5674E  ------ 📣STAKEWISE | LIQUID SOLO STAKING https://bankless.cc/Pod_StakeWise   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠  🌐 TRANSPORTER | CROSS CHAINS WITH CONFIDENCE https://transporter.io/  🔗CELO | CEL2 COMING SOON https://bankless.cc/Celo  🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  ⚡️ CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ------ TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 8:53 Defining Liberalism 21:50 Information Warfare 42:17 Summarizing the Argument 55:09 Could the Thesis be Wrong? 1:11:12 Information Leviathans 1:34:13 The Role of Blockchains 1:38:22 Closing & Disclaimers ------ RESOURCES Vitalik Buterin https://x.com/VitalikButerin   Noah Smith https://x.com/Noahpinion   Noahpinion Blog https://www.noahpinion.blog/   ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures ⁠
Why We Should Fight for Freedom of Speech | Greg Lukianoff
Jun 24 2024
Why We Should Fight for Freedom of Speech | Greg Lukianoff
Why should we fight for Freedom of Speech? That’s the question that Free Speech Lawyer and Writer Greg Lukianoff helps us answer today. Using first principles, Greg goes deep into the importance of Freedom of Speech, “Free Speech Culture”, what happens to Free Speech when new technologies like the printing press and the internet are introduced, and how all this intersects with blockchains and crypto. ------ 🎬 DEBRIEF | Ryan & David Unpacking the Episode: https://www.bankless.com/debrief-the-greg-lukianoff-interview  ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/19?referrer=0x077Fe9e96Aa9b20Bd36F1C6290f54F8717C5674E  ------ 📣STAKEWISE | LIQUID SOLO STAKING https://bankless.cc/Pod_StakeWise   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠ ⚡️ CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  🌐 TRANSPORTER | CROSS CHAINS WITH CONFIDENCE https://transporter.io/  🔗CELO | CEL2 COMING SOON https://bankless.cc/Celo  ------ TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 6:19 Defining Free Speech 15:59 Free Speech Origins 19:43 The Printing Press 37:11 The Constitution 39:50 Free Speech Culture 47:48 What Protects Free Speech 55:57 Generational Differences 1:09:17 Censorship Societies 1:16:29 The Internet 1:21:04 AI & Free Speech 1:23:04 Web2 Censorship 1:27:17 Freedom to Transact 1:36:38 Privacy 1:38:30 How to Get Involved 1:40:49 Closing & Disclaimers ------ RESOURCES Greg Lukianoff https://x.com/glukianoff  The Eternally Radical Idea Newsletter https://greglukianoff.substack.com/   FIRE https://www.thefire.org/   Support FIRE Today! https://www.thefire.org/donate   The Canceling of the American Mind https://www.amazon.com/Canceling-American-Mind-Undermines-Threatens-ebook/dp/B0BTZT9PLM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1   Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media  https://www.amazon.com/Free-Speech-History-Socrates-Social/dp/1541600495/ref=sr_1_1?sr=8-1   Revolution in the Age of Social Media https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Age-Social-Media-Insurrection-ebook/dp/B00GVZJWAM   Free Speech, The People's Darling Privilege https://www.amazon.com/Free-Speech-Peoples-Darling-Privilege/dp/0822325292   ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures⁠
ROLLUP: ETH Beats SEC! | Trump Coin? | LayerZero Token | ETH ETF Trading Soon
Jun 21 2024
ROLLUP: ETH Beats SEC! | Trump Coin? | LayerZero Token | ETH ETF Trading Soon
Bankless Friday Weekly Rollup  3rd Week of June 2024 The SEC drops all charges against Ethereum 2.0—could it now be recognized as a commodity? Plus, hints surface about the launch date of the ETH ETF! Airdrop season is still alive and well! LayerZero and zkSync tokens launched recently. Find out if you’re eligible and the market’s reaction. And, did Baron Trump really launch a DJT memecoin on Solana? We unpack the latest buzz and drama. Tune in for all the details and so much more! ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/18 ------ 📣STAKEWISE | LIQUID SOLO STAKING https://bankless.cc/Pod_StakeWise    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠  🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  ⚡️ CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🌐 TRANSPORTER | CROSS CHAINS WITH CONFIDENCE https://transporter.io/  🔗CELO | CEL2 COMING SOON https://bankless.cc/Celo  ------ TIMESTAMPS & RESOURCES 0:00 Intro 2:55 MARKET https://x.com/WhalePanda/status/1802958996392870368  https://www.theblock.co/data/crypto-markets/bitcoin-etf/spot-bitcoin-etf-flows  https://x.com/CryptoDonAlt/status/1802743515941609572  https://www.tradingview.com/chart/?symbol=AMEX%3ASPY  https://x.com/saylor/status/1803763490928119950  9:35 ETH Price & ETH ETF Going Live  https://x.com/EricBalchunas/status/1801725292404261308  13:03 Total Crypto Market Cap 13:46 L2Beat https://dune.com/hildobby/blobs  https://dune.com/sealaunch/dex-metrics-on-base?Select+Date+Granularity_ed0f38=week&Select+Timeframe_ed47bb=365  https://imgur.com/YuXZfAv  https://x.com/WazzCrypto/status/1803858912166449480  https://twitter.com/wbnns/status/1803217959479025857    18:40 Combo ETH + BTC ETF https://x.com/NateGeraci/status/1803080047303036971  https://x.com/Matt_Hougan/status/1803767324605886515  https://x.com/matthew_sigel/status/1801342560977190937  https://youtu.be/T2Ur8Dhc3uQ?si=Obqn5eY89sEUEdwi  https://youtu.be/KUMGYEKIiGw?si=fS4pae1N_rr1f0C0   21:35 AIRDROP Season in full swing Bankless Claimables and AIrdrop Hunter https://www.bankless.com/claimables/reveal  https://x.com/LayerZero_Fndn/status/1803744985029788042  https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/layerzero  https://x.com/LayerZero_Fndn/status/1803742303204323494  https://layerzero.foundation/claim  https://www.theblock.co/post/300389/zksync-live-mcap-airdrop  https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/zksync  https://x.com/TheZKNation/status/1802626483770265991  https://x.com/TheZKNation/status/1801378349442269345  https://docs.zknation.io/zk-token/zk-token-faq  https://x.com/nansen_ai/status/1803003153820082270   https://x.com/cobie/status/1803071393484939602  31:58 MOTHER + DADDY Update  https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/mother-iggy  https://x.com/IGGYAZALEA  https://x.com/jimcramer/status/1800893795346637193  https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/daddy-tate  37:21 What’s going on with $DJT?  https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/trumpcoin-2  https://x.com/PirateWires/status/1802825492405669930  https://www.newsweek.com/crypto-djt-barron-trump-martin-shkreli-1915147  https://x.com/ArkhamIntel/status/1803161788164288875  https://x.com/ArkhamIntel/status/1803471430727901455  https://x.com/zachxbt/status/1803240784436797871  https://x.com/zachxbt/status/1803371615524364503  https://x.com/jmgramke/status/1803792368388264399  https://x.com/WatcherGuru/status/1803759609808564306  https://x.com/MartinShkreli/status/1803821631279612367  50:38 U.S. SEC closes investigation in Ethereum! https://x.com/Consensys/status/1803230653120659641  https://x.com/laurabrooksie1/status/1803237492130234633  https://x.com/RyanSAdams/status/1803412140289560849  https://x.com/RyanSAdams/status/1803783619997052977  54:30 BitWise launches a new Ethereum ad for their incoming ETH ETF  https://x.com/BitwiseInvest/status/1803789737620078875  https://zora.co/collect/base:0x9ada0269656e7855c95f54a34d4ef94f78892038/1  1:00:12 Kraken exploit for 3m and some drama - vs Certik  https://x.com/c7five/status/1803403565865771370  https://x.com/P3b7_/status/1803479749005549647  https://x.com/tayvano_/status/1803478049280893040  https://x.com/sethforprivacy/status/1803520795735683528  1:06:34 Donald Trump wants all remaining Bitcoin to be 'Made in USA' https://x.com/intangiblecoins/status/1801771689249787936  1:08:06 Optimism & Tether Releases https://x.com/Optimism/status/1800974991313469445  https://chain.box  https://x.com/Alloy_tether/status/1802676443781923289  1:10:45 Bankless ETHCC Meetup https://lu.ma/k0amrrnz  1:12:10 Who won the ETH ETF Pitch competition?  https://www.jokerace.io/contest/base/0x0f2211f6727e85dbfae20e7dbfe57875a1f2b706  1:13:45 Another voting for Bankless Nation!  https://www.jokerace.io/contest/base/0x0bac0ec9b6aeafa6c2212f67a67950940eda63a7  1:15:38 MEME of the Week  https://x.com/PleasrDAO/status/1803572250278514999  1:16:17 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Not financial or tax advice. 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Diaries of an ETH Maxi on Wall Street | Sam Jernigan
Jun 19 2024
Diaries of an ETH Maxi on Wall Street | Sam Jernigan
Sam Jernigan, the “Unofficial ETH Maxi of Wall Street”, has been evangelizing Ethereum to institutional funds and billionaires from inside the house for the past five years. Having the perfect blend of deep Ethereum knowledge and the full Wall Street experience, Sam guides us through how he became an ETH Maxi, why the lack of understanding of ETH in TradFi is the most bullish case for the asset and what the future holds for ETH institutional adoption. ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/17  ------ 📣STAKEWISE | LIQUID SOLO STAKING https://bankless.cc/Pod_StakeWise  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠ 🌐 TRANSPORTER | CROSS CHAINS WITH CONFIDENCE https://transporter.io/  🔗CELO | CEL2 COMING SOON https://bankless.cc/Celo  🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  ⚡️ CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   ------ TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 7:47 Defining TradFi 20:05 Ethereum’s P/E Ratio 23:49 Sam’s Background 40:44 Becoming an ETH Maxi 52:57 The State of ETH in TradFi 57:38 ETH Bull Case 1:06:11 The Flippening 1:12:11 ETH ETF 1:19:26 Security vs Commodity Debate 1:24:00 TradFi: Friend or Foe? 1:34:39 Regulation 1:46:07 Closing & Disclaimers ------ RESOURCES Sam Jernigan on X https://x.com/sjerniganiv   Sam Jernigan on LikedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/samjernigan07302015/   ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures⁠
ETH to $22k by 2030? | VanEck's Matthew Sigel
Jun 18 2024
ETH to $22k by 2030? | VanEck's Matthew Sigel
In this episode, David Hoffman is joined by Matthew Sigel, Head of Digital Assets Research at VanEck, to unpack VanEck's groundbreaking ETH 2030 report. They discuss the $154,000 bull case, $22,000 base case, and $340 bear case for Ethereum, and the factors behind these predictions.  Matthew dives deep into the role of ETH ETFs and shares insights into ETH's evolving narrative in institutional portfolios. He also provides interesting analogies and comparisons between ETH and Web 2.0, explaining how VanEck will help traditional investors understand and invest in ETH using these narratives and real market data.  ------ ✨ Mint the episode on Zora ✨ https://zora.co/collect/zora:0x0c294913a7596b427add7dcbd6d7bbfc7338d53f/16  ------ 📣STAKEWISE | LIQUID SOLO STAKING https://bankless.cc/Pod_StakeWise    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://k.xyz/bankless-pod-q2    ⁠ 🛞MANTLE | MODULAR LAYER 2 NETWORK https://bankless.cc/Mantle  ⚡️CARTESI | LINUX-POWERED ROLLUPS https://bankless.cc/CartesiGovernance    ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM ⁠https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum    🌐 TRANSPORTER | CROSS CHAINS WITH CONFIDENCE https://transporter.io/  🔗CELO | CEL2 COMING SOON https://bankless.cc/Celo  ------ TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 7:16 VanEck Vibe Check ? 8:11 VanEck ETH 2030 Price Prediction Report  12:31 Last Year’s Report vs. Present Report  15:10 Ethereum Narrative For Retail 19:14 Pitching ETH To Customers 25:15 Parameters For Bear, Base & Bull? 28:49 What If ETH Reaches $154,000  32:31 ETH’s Most Bearish & Bullish Scenarios  33:40 Solana’s MEV vs. ETH’s MEV 41:28  BTC & ETH Allocation In Portfolio  45:59 Can Data Help Matthew Convince Customers? 49:30 $15B In ETF Assets 50:30 Closing & Disclosures  ------ RESOURCES: Matthew Sigel https://x.com/matthew_sigel  VanEck https://www.vaneck.com/us/en/  https://www.vaneck.com/us/en/blogs/digital-assets/matthew-sigel-eth-2030-price-target/  ------ Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures ⁠