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

    Resilient DeFi with Kirk Hutchison | Layer Zero

    Resilient DeFi with Kirk Hutchison | Layer Zero

    Kirk Hutchison is the Co-Founder of Volt Protocol, an inflation hedged stablecoin built on Ethereum. Kirk is widely known as the gigabrain’s gigabrain when it comes to all things DeFi.
    As inflation continues to rise, Kirk couldn’t have joined at a better time. However, Kirk and David dive into much more than inflation.
    On this episode, Kirk explains symmetric money systems, self-referential feedback mechanisms, the problems with DeFi today, what Volt is and its future, and so much more.
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    🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH
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    👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO
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    🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    4:45 What Kirk Thinks About
    8:36 Decentral Bank Terms Explained
    13:45 What is a PSM?
    18:16 The Bankless Thesis
    21:20 Fully Symmetric Money System
    28:05 Why is Fixed Rate a Problem?
    32:12 Self-Referential Feedback Mechanisms
    40:45 The Problems with DeFi Today
    47:40 DeFi Utopia vs. Dystopia
    1:00:55 What is Volt & Its Future?
    1:09:25 Governance Token Design
    1:13:35 8% Yield to Combat Inflation in DeFi
    1:19:20 Closing
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    Resources:
    Kirk
    https://twitter.com/OneTrueKirk 
    Volt Protocol
    https://twitter.com/voltprotocol 
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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 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    125 - Ethereum's Hidden Power Structures | Matt Cutler

    125 - Ethereum's Hidden Power Structures | Matt Cutler

    Matt Cutler is the Co-Founder and CEO of Blocknative and a gigabrain when it comes to Ethereum’s hidden power structures and all things blockchains.
    As Ethereum approaches the merge, these power structures are going to change. What will this post-merge future look like? Will users get paid to use Ethereum?
    Matt explains everything from first principles and it helps illustrate the complexities of everything discussed in this insightful episode. By the end of it, you’ll have a better understanding of the purpose of blockbuilders, the new post-merge roles, all things MEV, and so much more.
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    🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH
    https://bankless.cc/RocketPool 
    👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO
    https://bankless.cc/aave 
    ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING
    https://bankless.cc/lido 
    🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    6:27 The Reason for the Merge
    10:07 The Values PoS Preserves
    13:45 Blockbuilding Explained
    16:35 Mining Pools & Incentive Categories
    30:25 Why Decentralizing Power Matters
    33:40 The Future State of Ethereum
    39:21 The Post-Merge World Roles Explained
    45:25 MEV Searchers vs. Blockbuilders vs. Stakers/Validators
    55:45 PBS & MEV Boost & Who Are the Blockbuilders
    1:03:50 Economic Rewards for Blockbuilders
    1:17:19 Ethereum Will Eventually Pay Users?
    1:19:40 Can Ethereum Stay Decentralized?
    1:26:22 ETH The Asset
    1:31:39 Where MEV Exists
    1:35:16 How Blocknative Fits into All of This
    1:37:30 Closing & Disclaimers
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    Resources:
    Matt Cutler
    https://twitter.com/mcutler 
    Blocknative
    https://twitter.com/blocknative 
    End Game with Vitalik
    https://youtu.be/b1m_PTVxD-s 
    Ultra Scalable Ethereum
    https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ultra-scalable-ethereum 
    The Guide to the Ethereum Roadmap with Jon
    https://youtu.be/xuLyZaty9iI 
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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 

    • 1 hr 33 min
    ROLLUP: 3AC Further Contagion | dYdX Leaves Ethereum | Huge Uniswap Acquisition

    ROLLUP: 3AC Further Contagion | dYdX Leaves Ethereum | Huge Uniswap Acquisition

    4th Friday of June, 2022
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    🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH
    https://bankless.cc/RocketPool 
    👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO
    https://bankless.cc/aave 
    ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING
    https://bankless.cc/lido 
    🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET
    https://bankless.cc/Ledger 
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    1:25 Markets
    1:30 BTC Price
    2:20 ETH Price
    3:45 ETH BTC Ratio
    4:40 Crypto Market Cap
    ETH Gas Markets
    https://dune.xyz/hildobby/Gas 
    6:00 BTC Fell
    https://twitter.com/DocumentingBTC/status/1538191897977569281 
    7:00 GPU Markets getting flooded!
    https://twitter.com/hms1193/status/1539172196983230464 
    11:33 Voyager
    https://twitter.com/tier10k/status/1539578302289117185 
    https://twitter.com/investvoyager/status/1537919249594732544 
    18:30 BlockFi Raise Troubles
    https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1537869616499896320 
    https://twitter.com/BlockFiZac/status/1539216594383028224 
    https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1537869616499896320 
    3AC Contagion Backstopped by FTX
    19:57 dYdX V4 on Cosmos
    https://dydx.exchange/blog/dydx-chain 
    26:20 Tweets from Antonio
    https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1462455087826030597 
    https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1462455083719823363 
    28:16 Polynya Take
    https://twitter.com/epolynya/thread/1539615550271156225 
    32:30 Uniswap Acquires Genie!
    https://twitter.com/Uniswap/status/1539306956002820096 
    https://uniswap.org/blog/genie 
    34:14 ICYMI
    https://youtu.be/9fqJzS08pPc 
    36:20 NEWS
    36:47 Arbitrum Odyssey Campaign
    https://twitter.com/arbitrum/thread/1537942315871793154 
    https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1537942325577428993 
    40:05 William Peaster Article
    https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/arbitrum-odyssey-begins-
    40:23 DeFi Down Bad
    Controversial Solend proposal
    https://realms.today/dao/7sf3tcWm58vhtkJMwuw2P3T6UBX7UE5VKxPMnXJUZ1Hn/proposal/HuaL6cDtuNtfnJgvwMnYiZDHVCoLAuDtVFgJD8kYChJ4 
    https://twitter.com/FatManTerra/thread/1538448035885240321 
    44:45 Bancor Pulled the Plug on IL Protection
    https://blog.bancor.network/market-conditions-update-june-19-2022-e5b857b39336?gi=b4ee96b34923 
    46:01 Spicy Hasu Take
    ​​https://twitter.com/hasufl/thread/1538774433359441920   
    49:49 Merge Watch
    https://twitter.com/nethermindeth/status/1538830020491333635 
    51:00 New Lido Validators
    https://twitter.com/LidoFinance/status/1539322089794043904 
    51:45 Swell Testnet
    https://twitter.com/swellnetworkio/status/1539506486199480320 
    54:33 NFTs
    54:34 Cryptopunks!
    Christie’s Web3 Expert Leaves Auction House to Run CryptoPunks for Yuga Labs
    https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/19/christies-web3-expert-leaves-auction-house-to-run-cryptopunks-for-yuga-labs/ 
    https://twitter.com/NonFungibleNoah/thread/1538584141419143168 
    https://twitter.com/nansen_intern/status/1538602437510152196 
    57:16 Pharrell as Chief Brand Officer of Doodles
    https://decrypt.co/103503/doodles-nfts-announces-pharrell-as-chief-brand-officer-fundraise-led-by-alexis-ohanian 
    57:35 TIME > Sandbox Partnership
    https://twitter.com/CryptoGucci/status/1539360336620437504 
    1:00:20 MISC
    1:01:00 Elon Musk accused of Dogecoin Ponzi
    https://www.theblock.co/post/152538/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-accused-of-dogecoin-ponzi-scheme-in-new-class-action-lawsuit 
    https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1537513636071100417 
    1:02:10 Jobs
    https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 
    1:04:10 RELEASES
    1:04:13 Immutable X $500m Developer & Venture Fund
    https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1537768342739890176 
    1:05:00 Tether releases British Pound St

    • 1 hr 26 min
    124 - Is Mark Cuban Buying the Bear?

    124 - Is Mark Cuban Buying the Bear?

    Mark Cuban of ABC’s Shark Tank, owner of the Mavs, and seasoned entrepreneur and investor joins us for Round Two of Bankless.
    Hear what Mark’s been up to since his first Bankless appearance, how he explains crypto to noobs (hint: he doesn’t), what he envisions next for crypto, how long he believes the bear will last and so much more!
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    🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH
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    👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO
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    https://bankless.cc/lido 
    🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    4:50 What Mark’s Been Up To?
    6:20 2017 vs. 2022 Cycle Differences
    7:10 Mark’s Crypto Interest Development
    16:56 How to Explain Crypto to Noobs
    20:21 Macro Components to the Bear
    26:10 ETH vs. BTC
    30:37 Payments
    32:51 What’s Next For Crypto?
    34:20 How Long Will the Bear Last?
    38:50 Where Mark’s the Most Optimistic
    45:50 ReFi, Positivity, & Advice
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    Resources:
    Mark Cuban
    https://twitter.com/mcuban 
    1st Appearance on Bankless
    https://youtu.be/l3ptz8qvZcg 
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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 

    • 52 min
    Hayden Adams on Uniswap's Announcement?! | State of the Nation

    Hayden Adams on Uniswap's Announcement?! | State of the Nation

    Just in time for NFT NYC, Hayden Adams comes to Bankless to reveal some secret announcement!
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    🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING
    https://bankless.cc/RocketPool 
    👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO
    https://bankless.cc/aave 
    ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN
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    🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET
    https://bankless.cc/Brave 
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    Timestamps:
    0:00 Intro
    5:15 Feelings Check-In
    11:30 Uniswap Labs vs. Uniswap Protocol
    23:47 Huge Uniswap Announcement
    31:34 NFTs & Uniswap
    36:15 Uniswap Airdrop?!
    41:06 Is Genie Pivoting?
    43:54 The Future of Uniswap Labs
    50:18 Closing & Disclaimers
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    Resources:
    Hayden on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/haydenzadams 
    Announcement:
    https://uniswap.org/blog/genie 
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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 

    • 51 min
    Monolithic to Modular DAOs with Julz Rosenberg | Layer Zero

    Monolithic to Modular DAOs with Julz Rosenberg | Layer Zero

    How do DAOs go from monolithic to modular? Julia aka Julz Rosenburg has the answer. Julz is the Co-Founder of Orca Protocol, a project trying to uncomplicate coordination by mirroring human coordination. How? One word: Pods!
    In their current state, most DAOs have coordination and hierarchical problems. However, with the help of Julz and the Orca Protocol team, this won’t always be the case.
    Why are pods essential for the future of DAOs and work? What obstacles stand in the way to achieve this future? Why aren’t you pod-pilled yet? Answers to these questions and so much more in the episode.
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    https://bankless.cc/Across 
    🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH
    https://bankless.cc/RocketPool 
    👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO
    https://bankless.cc/aave 
    ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING
    https://bankless.cc/lido 
    🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET
    https://bankless.cc/Ledger 

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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    4:31 What Julz is Here To Do
    9:07 History & Summary of Governance
    14:48 Trustware vs. Socialware
    20:43 Innovation on the Trustware Layer
    22:16 Orca Protocol
    25:10 Why Pods Matter
    30:30 DAO Governance Critiques
    36:07 The U.S. Governance System
    39:10 The Future of Work
    43:34 Monolithic to Modular DAOs
    48:05 DAO Metaphors
    50:42 How to Get Culture to Scale Exponentially
    56:03 Pod Coordination
    57:40 DAO Governance Optimism
    59:28 Julz’s Advice & Resources for DAOs
    1:01:18 Orca’s Product & Capturing Resources
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    Resources:
    Julz on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/JulzRoze 
    Orca Protocol
    https://www.orcaprotocol.org/ 
    https://twitter.com/OrcaProtocol 
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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 

    • 1 hr 4 min

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