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    89 - Institutions are Bullish | Eric Peters

    89 - Institutions are Bullish | Eric Peters

    Eric Peters is the Founder and CEO of One River Digital Asset Management. In this episode, he joins the Bankless Podcast to bring the perspective of a traditional hedge fund manager into a crypto context. Spending his career in the markets, his insights to the macro environment are vast and inform his investing decisions, and he sees crypto as a pathway to a renaissance – but also to a dystopia.
    Seeing a 'quantum' level change underway, Eric explores the bumpy road ahead with thoughtful views on generation gaps, income inequality, and the power of digital assets. Eric's approach is a pragmatic one, addressing the crypto revolution in realistic terms that makes these paradigm shifts feel simultaneously instant and drawn out.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    6:00 Eric Peters of Greenwich, CT
    12:45 Buying $600M of Crypto
    16:25 Building a Team
    23:55 A Macro History Lesson
    32:19 A Quantum Change
    40:20 Dystopia or Renaissance
    49:16 Bumpy Road Ahead
    55:12 Generational Stresses
    1:03:25 Faith In Currency
    1:10:52 Regulatory Wrestling Match
    1:15:42 Young, Dumb, and Broke
    1:24:48 DeFi Boomers
    1:29:00 Money is an Illusion
    1:37:49 One Grave at a Time
    1:42:20 Predictions
    1:46:39 Closing & Disclaimers
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    Resources:
    Weekend Notes:
    https://www.oneriveram.com/wknd-notes 
    The Case for Digital Assets:
    https://www.oneriveram.com/s/The-Case-for-Digital-Assets-One-River.pdf 
    The Crypto Renaissance:
    https://youtu.be/karddOiv4ZA 
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    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:
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Bridging Rollups, Sidechains, and Ethereum | Hop Protocol

    Bridging Rollups, Sidechains, and Ethereum | Hop Protocol

    Bankless Nation, meet Chris Whinfrey, CEO and Founder of Hop Protocol. Hop is a liquidity protocol that allows users to transfer assets across different Layer 2's and Rollups, currently supporting Ethereum Mainnet, Polygon, xDai, Optimism, and Arbitrum.
    Removing the bottlenecks of returning to the L1 is a massive step forward in making Ethereum a modular, scaled ecosystem. Hop has contracts on Layer 1 and Layer 2s, with Hop tokens accounting for the exchanged liquidity across platforms.
    With an emphasis on Hop's technical capabilities and user experience, we the project from top to bottom and the implications of what composability can do for DeFi.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    4:00 Chris Whinfrey of Hop Protocol
    7:28 What Does it Mean To Hop?
    15:03 Accounting for Assets
    21:35 Bank Runs & Incentives
    26:00 Non-EVM Chains
    29:34 Providing Liquidity & Yield
    36:20 Faster, Cheaper, Stronger
    40:19 Hop’s Organization & Roadmap
    43:20 Other Interests… NFTs & DAOs
    46:02 Closing & Disclaimers
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    Resources:
    Chris on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/WhinfreyChris?s=20 
    Hop Links
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/HopProtocol?s=20 
    - Discord: https://discord.gg/PwCF88emV4 
    - Exchange: https://hop.exchange/ 
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    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 

    • 47 min
    ROLLUP: Bitcoin ETF | Coinbase NFT Platform | PleasrDAO Wu Tang Clan | Polygon & Draft Kings | Steam

    ROLLUP: Bitcoin ETF | Coinbase NFT Platform | PleasrDAO Wu Tang Clan | Polygon & Draft Kings | Steam

    3rd Week of October, 2021
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    3:15 MARKETS
    3:30 BTC Price
    Swiss Franc: https://twitter.com/BitcoinMagazine/status/1450840947806380032?s=20 
    6:03 ETH Price
    JP Morgan: https://twitter.com/CryptoGucci/status/1451186937100845057/photo/1 
    7:55 ETH/BTC Ratio
    12:51 DeFi All Time High
    16:40 BED Index
    https://www.indexcoop.com/bed 
    17:20 Layer 2
    https://l2beat.com/ 
    18:12 EIP 1559
    https://twitter.com/tokenterminal/status/1449737786106523649?s=21 
    21:10 Polygon Addresses
    https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1448960122399576068?s=20 
    21:31 Elon Memes
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1451015695106560000?s=21
    23:00 RELEASES
    24:00 Futureswap v4
    https://twitter.com/futureswapx/status/1448382775912923136  
    25:28 ENS Websites
    https://twitter.com/BrantlyMillegan/status/1447608175805485069?s=20 
    26:32 Wyoming DAOs
    https://twitter.com/banklessDAO/status/1450133430860140547?s=20 
    28:22 Connext Explorer
    https://twitter.com/ConnextNetwork/status/1450456240497307659?s=20 
    29:13 RAISES
    29:56 Obol
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/120960/obol-technologies-seed-funding-crypto-staking-protocol 
    31:04 Polynomial
    https://medium.com/polynomial-protocol/polynomial-raises-1-1m-to-build-a-defi-options-marketplace-d8e613740dfc 
    31:45 Element
    https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/10/19/defi-protocol-element-finance-raises-32m-in-series-a-round/ 
    32:51 Bitwise & Polygon
    https://twitter.com/0xpolygon/status/1450816681991806976?s=21 
    33:59 Variant
    https://decrypt.co/83772/andreessen-horowitz-vets-launch-110m-crypto-ownership-fund 
    34:47 Galaxy Interactive
    https://decrypt.co/83769/galaxy-crypto-fund 
    35:29 FTX $420,690,000
    https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1451156573154390020?s=20 
    36:53 Candy
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/121632/nft-startup-candy-digital-raises-100-million-in-series-a-round 
    38:01 Stronghold
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/121444/bitcoin-mining-stronghold-127-million-ipo 
    38:54 Jobs
    https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 
    40:30 NEWS
    40:45 Bitcoin ETF
    https://twitter.com/SEC_Investor_Ed/status/1448710749921087488?s=20 
    49:26 Coinbase NFT Platform
    https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/the-coinbase-nft-platform- 
    53:11 Wu Tang x PleasrDAO
    https://twitter.com/pplpleasr1/status/1450859174628405258?s=20 
    58:18 DraftKings x Polygon
    https://twitter.com/DraftKingsNews/status/1450089669396475907?s=20 
    1:00:25 Facebook on Ethereum
    https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1450580346286878725?s=20 
    1:06:30 POAP CryptoPunk Bid
    https://twitter.com/poapxyz/status/1449058492371906560?s=21 
    1:09:52 Steam the Incumbent
    https://twitter.com/verge/status/1449137444654358534?s=21 
    1:12:36 Ross Ulbricht NFT
    https://twitter.com/realrossu/status/1450484387531870214?s=21 
    1:13:34 Andrew Yang
    https://twitter.com/AndrewYang/status/1450882429674156032?s=20 
    1:16:11 Economist
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0535/3509/products/20210918_ECN_NP_NAVA_001_512px.jpg?v=1632199560 
    1:18:28 Square Mining
    https://twitter.com/jack/status/1449110239442345995?t=M8bBtoED6AVwLOQPcMaMOA&s=19 
    1:21:07 Facebook Metaverse
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-hire-10-000-workers-in-eu-to-build-up-metaverse-11634536014 
    1:22:30 Coinbase Policy
    https://blockworks.co/coinbase-proposes-digital-asset-policy-to-help-chart-regulatory-course/?oly_enc_id=9918E25236

    • 1 hr 52 min
    89 - A New Era for DeFi | Scoopy Truples of Alchemix

    89 - A New Era for DeFi | Scoopy Truples of Alchemix

    Scoopy Truples from Alchemix returns to Bankless to update us on what lies ahead for the protocol, and more broadly, the DeFi ecosystem.
    Alchemix v2 is on the horizon, which will allow for much more composability and integration with the rest of DeFi, as well as introducing new means of collateral such as LUSD and MIM. Scoopy also details plans for Layer 2 and Cross-Chain launches.
    The second half of the conversation turns to DeFi 2.0, which Scoopy outlined in this epic twitter thread. This new generation of DeFi projects introduce a new primitive for bootstrapping liquidity and capital to a protocol, which traditionally has been achieved via incentivized liquidity pools.
    This new model allows protocols to purchase LP positions and accrue value more sustainably, discouraging mercenary capital that leaves when rewards taper off. Scoopy brings big ideas and digestible explanations to this complicated topic, contextualizing what may become a new era for DeFi.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    3:30 Scoopy Truples & Alchemix v2
    8:02 Optimizing Yield
    13:03 Community & alETH Vault
    21:23 Layer 2 & Cross-Chain
    29:58 Governance & Participation
    37:00 DeFi 2.0 and Olympus DAO
    49:16 How it Works
    54:39 Flushing out Toxic Liquidity
    58:24 Adopting this Primitive
    1:01:23 Tokemak
    1:03:54 Closing & Disclaimers
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    Resources:
    Scoopy on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/scupytrooples?s=20 
    Scoopy’s DeFi 2.0 Thread
    https://twitter.com/scupytrooples/status/1447398430574141445?s=20 
    Alchemix Links:
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlchemixFi?s=20 
    - Discord: https://discord.com/invite/alchemix 
    - Website: https://alchemix.fi/ 
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    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:
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Secret Weapon of DeFi 2.0 | Zeus from Olympus DAO

    The Secret Weapon of DeFi 2.0 | Zeus from Olympus DAO

    (3,3)
    Olympus DAO and its native OHM token have taken over the meme-osphere. With its novel tokenomics, it has become an emergent powerhouse in this DeFi 2.0 phenomenon. With Olympus Pro on the way, the DAO seeks to change the current mercenary structures of yield farming and replace it with a sustainable and stable ecosystem.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    7:00 Zeus and DeFi 2.0
    10:21 Traditional Liquidity Mining
    15:39 Protocol-Owned Liquidity
    25:11 Bonding & Treasuries
    30:41 Realigning Incentives
    36:50 Are There Tradeoffs?
    44:13 Olympus Pro
    52:52 New Generation of Protocols
    57:00 Olympus DAO
    1:02:24 Branding as a Currency
    1:08:47 Ponzi Games & Haters
    1:16:44 The Ohmies & DeFi 2.0
    1:20:40 Closing & Disclaimers
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    Resources:
    Zeus on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/ohmzeus?s=20 
    Olympus DAO:
    https://www.olympusdao.finance/ 
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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 21 min
    Danny Ryan | Layer Zero

    Danny Ryan | Layer Zero

    Danny Ryan is an Ethereum 2.0 researcher at the Ethereum Foundation, but he is also a cat owner, husband, and outdoors enthusiast. With some of the longest hair in crypto, Danny is solving extremely difficult and important problems at the protocol level for Ethereum. He is a communicator and a thinker—he is technical but also personable.
    Danny is a human at the center of this movement, navigating through high-stakes subjective decisions and surrounded by smart, passionate people. This conversation also covers what it’s like working for a protocol. What’s it like working without a boss and concrete job description?
    Danny’s answer? He cares a lot.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    4:00 Danny Ryan & His Hair
    8:50 Coding & Building
    12:45 Communicating
    19:37 Subjective Decisions
    25:05 Existential Risks
    31:35 Work Culture & Accountability
    38:08 After Ethereum
    41:21 Proof of Stake
    45:36 Social Interactions
    51:42 More Proof of Stake
    55:40 Bitcoin
    58:10 Clean Money
    1:00:15 Happy Devs & the Mock Merge
    1:06:01 Personal Stuff
    1:14:55 Closing
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    Resources:
    Danny on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/dannyryan?s=20 
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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 13 min

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