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The internet and its spawns have massively shifted societal incentives. Individuals don't speak up for fear of cancellation, politicians pander to polls to "play it safe," and journalists and the media try to story-tell instead of relay the facts.

But the internet offers great promise too. Online pseudonymity pushes everyone criticize the speech and not the speaker, blockchain governance offer internet-native alternatives to elections and parliaments, and everyone can get wealthy thanks to crypto!

I just ask how.

Hosted by Eugene Fernandes. To reach out, DM @eugenefds on twitter.

Letters from a Contrarian Eugene Fernandes

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

The internet and its spawns have massively shifted societal incentives. Individuals don't speak up for fear of cancellation, politicians pander to polls to "play it safe," and journalists and the media try to story-tell instead of relay the facts.

But the internet offers great promise too. Online pseudonymity pushes everyone criticize the speech and not the speaker, blockchain governance offer internet-native alternatives to elections and parliaments, and everyone can get wealthy thanks to crypto!

I just ask how.

Hosted by Eugene Fernandes. To reach out, DM @eugenefds on twitter.

    Jana Petkanic - DeFi Scams, Evaluating S**tcoins, and Starting Meetups

    Jana Petkanic - DeFi Scams, Evaluating S**tcoins, and Starting Meetups

    Thanks to Jana for coming onto the podcast!  

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    • 55 min
    James Rosen-Birch: Canadian Monopolies, Health Care, and Entrepreneurship.

    James Rosen-Birch: Canadian Monopolies, Health Care, and Entrepreneurship.

    Thanks to James for coming onto the podcast!

    You can find him (and his thoughts) on the following platforms:

    https://twitter.com/provisionalidea

    provisionalideas.com



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Frank Hepworth - How to Make 20% APY on Your Stablecoins (!), The Threat Crypto Poses to Lawyers

    Frank Hepworth - How to Make 20% APY on Your Stablecoins (!), The Threat Crypto Poses to Lawyers

    Thanks to Frank Hepworth for coming onto Letters from a Contrarian!

    To get started buying your first bitcoin, solana, and ethereum, sign up for Newton today! https://web.newton.co/r/NY371Z

    Topics Discussed:

    etherscan.io

    The Block Explorer

    Terra

    Luna

    The Anchor Protocol (to make 20% interest): https://www.anchorprotocol.com

    NDAX, Newton, Coinbase, Shakepay.

    Contact Frank:

    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/frank_hex

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    • 59 min
    Mackenzie Putici - Picking Profitable NFTs, 20% Returns from Yield Farming, and Selling a Bored Ape!

    Mackenzie Putici - Picking Profitable NFTs, 20% Returns from Yield Farming, and Selling a Bored Ape!

    Thanks to Mackenzie Putici for coming onto Letters from a Contrarian!

    The *iconic* Bored Ape Yacht Club: https://opensea.io/collection/boredapeyachtclub

    Solana Platforms like OpenSea on which you can trade NFTs:

    Digital Eyes: https://digitaleyes.market

    Solanart: https://solanart.io

    Solana Wallets:

    https://phantom.app

    https://www.sollet.io

    https://flarewallet.io

    To get started buying your first bitcoin, solana, and ethereum, sign up for Newton today! https://web.newton.co/r/NY371Z

    Other Topics Discussed:

    Impermanent loss

    Uniswap and Sushiswap for yield farming ethereum.

    Places to yield farm using Solana: radium, orca, tulip, solflare, francium.

    For crypto loans, check out AAVE and Celsius.

    Justin Blau using the blockchain to publish music. https://twitter.com/3LAU

    Helium as discussed by Steve Paolasini on S.3.E.1:

    https://eugenefernandes.com/2021/11/01/steve-paolasini-jumping-down-the-crypto-rabbit-hole/

    The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous: https://amzn.to/3dViga7



    Contact Mackenzie:

    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/macmac_x

    On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travelingsomm/?hl=en

    For Virtual Wine Tours: https://newworldwinetours.com

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    • 52 min
    Nicholas Merten - Founding and Running Digifox, The Value of Bitcoin, and Energy Stocks

    Nicholas Merten - Founding and Running Digifox, The Value of Bitcoin, and Energy Stocks

    Full disclosure, I happen to work at Digifox, and Nicholas is my boss. But as a 23 year old who's responsible for the salaries of ~2 dozen people and a Praxis graduate, Nicholas is an extremely impressive guy. In this episode, we discussed his background and origins, the rise and potential of crypto as an asset class, the failures and inefficiencies of the banking system, and renewable energy. Enjoy!

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    • 56 min
    IJ Makan - Cultural Appropriation, Crypto, NFTs, and Future Cities

    IJ Makan - Cultural Appropriation, Crypto, NFTs, and Future Cities

    IJ and I met over twitter! We covered a lot of ground in this episode, including discussions about Canadian identity (or lack thereof), the potential that blockchain and crypto has, how he got started creating his NFT collection of philosopher kings, and how we'll build cities in the future. Also, the video doesn't show my face for the first hour or so because I forgot to unpin IJ's screen on zoom.   



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    • 1 hr 45 min

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