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The Ultimate Guide to Crypto Finance. DeFi, NFTs, and cryptocurrencies. Level up. Go bankless.

    ROLLUP: ETH Beats SEC! | Trump Coin? | LayerZero Token | ETH ETF Trading Soon

    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!

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    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.c

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Diaries of an ETH Maxi on Wall Street | Sam Jernigan

    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.
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    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
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    RESOURCES
    Sam Jernigan on X
    https://x.com/sjerniganiv  
    Sam Jernigan on LikedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/samjernigan07302015/  
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    ETH to $22k by 2030? | VanEck's Matthew Sigel

    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. 
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    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 
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    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/ 
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    • 51 min
    CZ, Bull Market Predictions & The Future of Binance | New CEO Richard Teng

    CZ, Bull Market Predictions & The Future of Binance | New CEO Richard Teng

    Now that CZ is gone, who’s going to fill his shoes?
    His name is Richard Teng, the new Binance CEO. He’s joining the podcast today to not only share the story of how he got here, but also to define his vision for the future of Binance.
    We ask him:
    Who is Richard Teng?
    What was it like to work with CZ?
    Why Crypto?
    What is going on in Nigeria?
    Bull Market Predictions?
    If you want to know who’s taking charge in the next era of Binance, this episode is for you. 
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    TIMESTAMPS
    0:00 Intro
    7:16 Who’s Richard Teng
    15:54 The Last 2 Years
    24:30 Filling CZ Shoes
    34:58 The Future of Binance
    48:33 What is Going on in Nigeria?
    54:31 Why Crypto?
    1:03:33 BNB Chain
    1:05:48 Richard Teng’s Routine
    1:08:25 Bull Market Predictions
    1:14:21 Advice for Investors
    1:16:17 User Fund Security
    1:19:31 Closing & Disclaimers
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    RESOURCES
    Richard Teng
    https://x.com/_RichardTeng  
    Tigran Gambaryan Article
    https://www.binance.com/en/blog/leadership/from-richard-teng-binance-ceo-tigran-gambaryan-is-innocent-and-must-be-released-3634612934164622056  
    Binance Proof of Reserves
    https://www.binance.com/en/proof-of-reserves  
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    ROLLUP: ZkSync Airdrop | Optimism Fault Proofs | Pectra Ethereum Upgrade

    ROLLUP: ZkSync Airdrop | Optimism Fault Proofs | Pectra Ethereum Upgrade

    Bankless Friday Weekly Rollup 
    2nd Week of June 2024
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    TIMESTAMPS & RESOURCES
    0:00 Intro
    3:31 Markets
    8:20 Gary G Says ETH ETF Approval “Sometime in Summer”
    https://x.com/tier10k/status/1801261940615848004 
    9:19 L2 Update
    11:04  The Fed expects to cut rates just once this year
    https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/12/fed-meeting-today-on-interest-rate.html 
    15:41 Will BTC ETF follow the gold ETF success path?  
    https://x.com/hongkim__/status/1799442365892985257 
    20:48 ZKSync introduced ZK token 
    https://x.com/TheZKNation/status/1800424206129357194 
    https://app.aevo.xyz/perpetual/zk 
    https://x.com/eekeyguy_eth/status/1800461976969035910 
    https://blog.zknation.io/zk-token/ 
    https://zknation.ghost.io/content/images/2024/06/points.png 
    https://x.com/LibraryDefi/status/1800589632909832509 
    https://x.com/Gautamguptagg/status/1800539906923733397 
    https://x.com/Gautamguptagg/status/1800539906923733397 
    https://x.com/TheZKNation/status/1801020410563060031 
    https://x.com/TrustlessState/status/1801024526001815616 
    https://x.com/TrustlessState/status/1800758353511207103 
    36:46 Speaking of Airdrops: Taiko launched their TAIKO token 
    https://x.com/taikoxyz/status/1798336750668136851 
    Find out whether you are eligible via Claimables! 
    https://bankless.cc/3Jte55n  
    38:33 Optimism’s fault proofs are live! 
    https://x.com/l2beat/status/1800530188171674070 
    https://x.com/VitalikButerin/status/1800547329931620625 
    49:23 Pectra is about to became the biggest upgrade of Ethereum history: 
    https://x.com/sassal0x/status/1798869850200412383 
    55:34 Symbiotic introduced their restaking platform 
    https://x.com/symbioticfi/status/1800530004776022493 
    59:29 Eigen Labs acquired Rio Network 
    https://x.com/eigen_labs/status/1800888626642899321 
    1:01:41 Crypto:The Game was acquired by Uniswap! 
    https://x.com/cryptothegame_/status/1800199946739822594 
    1:06:28 PleasrDAO releases the WuTang Album
    https://pitchfork.com/news/wu-tang-clan-once-upon-a-time-in-shaolin-turned-into-nft/ 
    https://www.thealbum.com/ 
    1:09:12 Terraform Labs agreed to pay SEC $4.5B! 
    https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2024/06/12/terraform-labs-do-kwon-agree-to-pay-sec-a-combined-45b-in-civil-fraud-case/ 
    https://x.com/TrustlessState/status/1800955721955283053     
    1:11:44 Alchemy introduced platform for building rollups 
    https://x.com/alchemyplatform/status/1798747911226040679 
    1:13:03 New Paradigm Fund
    https://x.com/matthuang/status/1801283717664526835 
    1:14:41 The Daily Gwei 
    https://www.youtube.com/@TheDailyGwei/videos  
    https://x.com/thedailygwei  
    https://x.com/sassal0x 
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/into-the-ether/id1443920565  
    1:15:49 Closing & Disclaimers
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    BitVM: The Holy Grail for Bitcoin? | Creator Robin Linus

    BitVM: The Holy Grail for Bitcoin? | Creator Robin Linus

    Today on the show, we’re exploring the frontier of ZK Rollups on Bitcoin! 
    The Bitcoin L2 landscape is standing on the shoulders of this technical implementation called BitVM. We brought Robin Linus, one of the author’s of the BitVM White Paper, to not only dive into how BitVM got started, but more importantly, what it means for the future of Bitcoin.
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    0:00 Intro
    5:03 Who is Robin Linus?
    10:20 Why Bitcoin?
    16:19 Bitcoin Needs to Scale
    22:15 BitVM Eureka Moment
    24:31 The State of BitVM
    27:19 BitVM vs Ethereum Rollups
    33:45 How Does BitVM Work?
    46:07 BitVM Critiques
    55:07 The Bitcoin L2 Space
    59:33 The BitVM Endgame
    1:03:07 The Future of Bitcoin
    1:07:09 Closing & Disclaimers
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    RESOURCES
    Robin Linus
    https://x.com/robin_linus  
    Robin Linus Website
    https://robinlinus.com/  
    BitVM
    https://bitvm.org/  
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

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Weekly roll up keeps me balanced

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