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Are you bamboozled by Bitcoin? Maybe you’re enthused by Ethereum? Perhaps you’d like to know more about the crypto universe but don’t know where to begin. Hosted by Ben Rees and Kevin Basham, Cryptopulse empowers YOU to make decisions through our knowledge, experience & entertaining ramblings.

Season 1 was recorded through 2017-2019 and after an 18-month break, we're back in November 2021 with Season 2! Here we take a deep dive into the latest topics such as market cycles, NFTs and of course, meme coins.

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Are you bamboozled by Bitcoin? Maybe you’re enthused by Ethereum? Perhaps you’d like to know more about the crypto universe but don’t know where to begin. Hosted by Ben Rees and Kevin Basham, Cryptopulse empowers YOU to make decisions through our knowledge, experience & entertaining ramblings.

Season 1 was recorded through 2017-2019 and after an 18-month break, we're back in November 2021 with Season 2! Here we take a deep dive into the latest topics such as market cycles, NFTs and of course, meme coins.

    EP07 S2 - Is Bitcoin destroying the planet?

    EP07 S2 - Is Bitcoin destroying the planet?

    Is Bitcoin destroying the planet?
    Are the bold claims that Bitcoin is destroying the planet actually true? In this episode, we will answer this question and look at how much energy mining Bitcoin actually uses and the steps they are taking to make mining greener and more sustainable.
    Did you know that Christmas lights in America use more energy than the entire Bitcoin network annually? It is clear people who are quick to talk negatively about Bitcoin seem to forget or ignore the amount of energy many things in the world uses, particularly things that have contributed to world advancements like the internet and gold mining. This is why we wanted to clear up some of these negative statements during this episode and give examples of other things in the world that uses more energy than Bitcoin.
    We also discuss some of the reasons why certain people are making bold statements against Bitcoin and why it is important to not believe everything you read in the news!

    What we cover in this episode
    - Elon Musk and Tesla’s decision to accept Bitcoin payments
    - How much energy does Bitcoin mining really use
    - Ways Bitcoin is making mining more green and sustainable
    - Some shocking examples of other things that need more energy than Bitcoin
    - How green is gold mining
    - How inflation is calculated
    - ways people can counter the effects of inflation
    - The reasons why some people are likely to talk negatively against Bitcoin

    Things we mention in the show
    Michael Saylor Interview With Anthony Pompliano - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3E91-RGjQE

    Ways to connect with Cryptopulse
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crypto_pulse
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crypto_pulse
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cryptopulse
    Website: http://www.cryptopulse.co.uk
     
    Ways to connect with Kevin and Ben
    Kevin Basham Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinBasham
    Ben Rees Twitter: https://twitter.com/bdrsquared
    Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe so you can be notified when we release a new episode.

    About Cryptopulse
    Downloaded & listened to in over 140 countries. Cryptopulse is here to guide you through the crypto universe with thought-provoking topics, in-depth knowledge & information to help you make informed decisions.

    • 28 min
    EP06 S2 -Bitcoin City, El Salvador & The war against inflation

    EP06 S2 -Bitcoin City, El Salvador & The war against inflation

    Bitcoin City, El Salvador & The war against inflation
    El Salvador
    El Salvador and president Nayib Bukele have certainly been leading the way in the adoption of Bitcoin, with a few major decisions over the past 6 months. The first was the decision to make Bitcoin a legal tender, followed by opening a huge Bitcoin mining centre that uses geothermal energy created by the Conchagua volcano.
    These were two major breakthrough announcements although Nayib Bukele did not want to stop there and recently announced that a new Bitcoin City will be built starting in 2022 that is funded only by Cryptocurrency. The city will be in the shape of a coin and will be built on the base of the volcano and include both residential and commercial areas including schools, museums and restaurants.
    Inflation
    Did you know inflation has soared to the highest point in a decade? Inflation can be defined as the decline of purchasing power of a given currency over time and it has become a huge problem for consumers as huge volumes of printed money over the last 2 years have led to the devaluing of world currencies. This leaves you getting a lot less for your money than you did a few years ago.
    There are ways people can counter inflation, including negotiating a salary increase and investing more in hard assets instead of storing savings in world currencies. In this episode, we cover everything you need to know about inflation, how it is calculated and ways you can hedge against it.
    What we cover in this episode
    - El Salvador’s decision to make Bitcoin a legal tender
    - Their new Bitcoin mining center that uses energy from a volcano
    - The announcement of the construction of a Bitcoin City in El Salvador
    - What is inflation and why it is important
    - How inflation is calculated
    - ways people can counter the effects of inflation
    - Is Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies a good hedge against inflation?
     
    Things we mention in the show
    El Salvador President - Nayib Bukele: https://twitter.com/nayibbukele
    El Salvador Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador
     
    Ways to connect with Cryptopulse
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crypto_pulse
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crypto_pulse
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cryptopulse
    Website: http://www.cryptopulse.co.uk
    Ways to connect with Kevin and Ben
    Kevin Basham Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinBasham
    Ben Rees Twitter: https://twitter.com/bdrsquared
    Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe so you can be notified when we release a new episode.

    About Cryptopulse
    Downloaded & listened to in over 140 countries. Cryptopulse is here to guide you through the crypto universe with thought-provoking topics, in-depth knowledge & information to help you make informed decisions.

    • 38 min
    EP05 S2 - NFTS & Web 3.0 with Emma & Carla Papas

    EP05 S2 - NFTS & Web 3.0 with Emma & Carla Papas

    NFTS & Web 3.0 with Emma & Carla Papas
    NFTs
    NFTs (Non-fungible tokens) have taken the world by storm over the last year and we dive into the topic with this exclusive interview with NFT lovers Emma and Carla Papas.
    NFTS are a unique digital asset that can be bought and sold online using cryptocurrencies. They can be in any form although the most common are art, music, in-game items, gifts and videos. In this episode, we cover everything you need to know about the NFT world, why they are great for artists, and whether buying and selling them is a good investment strategy.
    Web 3.0
    Web 3.0 is the next evolution of the internet, built on the concept of decentralization and user-power. It will bring more freedom and less censorship to the internet and we discuss the opportunities this brings to people and businesses as well as the risks and fear.
    Metaverse
    The Metaverse is a digital world that uses Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to allow communities to gather and interact online. The concept may seem bizarre but it is definitely here to stay! We discuss what the Metaverse future could bring, including virtual businesses and the ability to share experiences with people no matter where you are.

    What we cover in this episode
    - What is an NFT and the different ways they can be used
    - The benefits NFTs have for people and artists
    - Can you make money buying and selling NFTs?
    - What the future looks like for NFTSs
    - What is Web 3.0 and the Metaverse
    - The potential positives and negatives to the Metaverse
    - Some of our favorite Crypto projects including Olympus
    Things we mention in the show
    Cupcat - https://www.cupcatnft.com/
    Robotos - https://www.robotos.art/
    Stephenson Law - https://www.stephenson.law/

    Ways to connect with Emma and Carla
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/themmsisters
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themerrymakersisters
    Ways to connect with Cryptopulse
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crypto_pulse
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crypto_pulse
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cryptopulse
    Website: http://www.cryptopulse.co.uk
    Ways to connect with Kevin and Ben
    Kevin Basham Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinBasham
    Ben Rees Twitter: https://twitter.com/bdrsquared
    Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe so you can be notified when we release a new episode.

    About Cryptopulse
    Downloaded & listened to in over 140 countries. Cryptopulse is here to guide you through the crypto universe with thought-provoking topics, in-depth knowledge & information to help you make informed decisions.

    • 53 min
    EP04 S2 - Taproot, VRA & Elon the troll

    EP04 S2 - Taproot, VRA & Elon the troll

    Taproot
    It’s certainly been an important week in the cryptocurrency space as Bitcoin launched their Taproot update, which is their first major upgrade since 2017. In this episode, we cover what you need to know about Taproot and how it makes transactions on the Bitcoin network more secure and efficient. We will also discuss what the update means for investors in the short term and the long term.
    Verasity
    Kevin and Ben also discuss all things Verasity (VRA), which is one of their favorite cryptocurrency projects. Verasity’s mission is to “significantly increase engagement and advertising revenues for video publishers on any video platform”. They have also recently announced an exciting partnership with Axie Infinity, an NFT-based online video game.
    Elon the troll
    It wouldn’t be a Cryptopulse episode without discussing Elon Musk’s latest Twitter controversy. This episode is no different as we give our views to Elon’s trolling of Bernie Sanders as he tweeted “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive” in response to a tweet from Bernie about taxes.

    What we cover in this episode
    - Everything you need to know about Bitcoin’s recent Taproot update
    - What the Taproot update means for investors
    - An overview of Verasity, a Protocol and Product Layer Platform for Esports and Video Entertainment.
    - Verasity’s recent partnership with Axie Infinity.
    - Elon Musk trolling Bernie Sanders on Twitter
     
    Projects we mention in the show
    Verasity (VRA) - https://verasity.io/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/verasitytech
     
    People we mention in the show
    Elon Musk - Twitter: https://twitter.com/elonmusk
    Bernie Sanders - https://twitter.com/BernieSanders

    Ways to connect with Cryptopulse
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crypto_pulse
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crypto_pulse
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cryptopulse
    Website: http://www.cryptopulse.co.uk
     
    Ways to connect with Kevin and Ben
    Kevin Basham Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinBasham
    Ben Rees Twitter: https://twitter.com/bdrsquared
    Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe so you can be notified when we release a new episode.

    About Cryptopulse
    Downloaded & listened to in over 140 countries. Cryptopulse is here to guide you through the crypto universe with thought-provoking topics, in-depth knowledge & information to help you make informed decisions.

    • 22 min
    EP03 S2 - Elon, Apple & SHIBA to the moon?

    EP03 S2 - Elon, Apple & SHIBA to the moon?

    Elon, Apple & SHIBA to the moon?
    There is no doubt meme coins are becoming popular investments in the crypto world but are they worth the risk?
    In this episode, we cover everything you need to know about meme coins including the pros and cons of investing in projects like Doge, Shibu Inu and many more. There are a huge number of meme coins available on the market these days so we decided it was important to talk about why they are growing in popularity and the risks you need to be aware of when investing.
    We also discuss the impact and influence Elon Musk has on the market including his latest Twitter poll where people voted yes to him selling 10% of his Teslar stock.

    What we cover in this episode
    - What is a meme coin
    - The pros and cons of meme coins and examples of the most popular projects
    - Whether you should invest in meme coins and the risks involved
    - Elon Musk and his influence on the crypto market
    - Tim Cook’s interest in the cryptocurrency space and what that could mean for Apple

    People we mention in the show
    Elon Musk - Twitter: https://twitter.com/elonmusk
    Tim Cook - https://twitter.com/tim_cook

    Ways to connect with Cryptopulse
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crypto_pulse
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crypto_pulse
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cryptopulse
    Website: http://www.cryptopulse.co.uk
    Ways to connect with Kevin and Ben
    Kevin Basham Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinBasham
    Ben Rees Twitter: https://twitter.com/bdrsquared
    Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe so you can be notified when we release a new episode.

    About Cryptopulse
    Downloaded & listened to in over 140 countries. Cryptopulse is here to guide you through the crypto universe with thought-provoking topics, in-depth knowledge & information to help you make informed decisions.

    • 35 min
    EP02 S2 - Market cycles & the monumental bull run

    EP02 S2 - Market cycles & the monumental bull run

    Market cycles & the monumental bull run
    It was an obvious choice to start this series discussing the Bitcoin market cycle. It is arguably the most important thing you need to understand if you are currently or plan to trade cryptocurrencies.
    It helps inform you when could be the best time to buy and sell your crypto and during this episode, we will take you through the cycle from start to finish, outline where in the cycle we are likely to be now and a practical approach to managing it.

    What we cover in this episode
    - What is the Bitcoin market cycle and how does it work
    - Why is the cycle important and what it means for you
    - The difference between a bull market and a bear market
    - Why Bitcoin matters no matter what coin you invest in
    - What you can expect over the next few months in the Crypto space
    - Insights into our plan for the end of the cycle

    Resources we mention in the show
    Raoul Pal’s Real Vision YouTube Channel with content on Macro Economics: https://www.youtube.com/c/RealVisionFinance
    TechDev Twitter account for Bitcoin and Crypto analysis: https://twitter.com/TechDev_52

    Ways to connect with Cryptopulse
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/crypto_pulse
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crypto_pulse
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cryptopulse
    Website: http://www.cryptopulse.co.uk
    Ways to connect with Kevin and Ben
    Kevin Basham Twitter: https://twitter.com/KevinBasham
    Ben Rees Twitter: https://twitter.com/bdrsquared
    Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe so you can be notified when we release a new episode.

    About Cryptopulse
    Downloaded & listened to in over 140 countries. Cryptopulse is here to guide you through the crypto universe with thought-provoking topics, in-depth knowledge & information to help you make informed decisions.

    • 40 min

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