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    85 - The Crypto Gaming Revolution | Arianna Simpson

    85 - The Crypto Gaming Revolution | Arianna Simpson

    Arianna Simpson of a16z comes on the Bankless Podcast to explore the insane momentum we've seen around crypto gaming. The product-market fit between the gaming and crypto worlds is palpable. The scaling and maturation of the crypto economy make for a ripe inflection point for an explosion of cultural applications.
    What does Play-To-Earn mean for the investor? Is ETH money for the metaverse? Arianna's takes offer a huge amount of insight as we dive into the future of both work and play.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    5:00 Arianna Simpson
    7:05 Crypto Gaming: Why Now?
    10:06 How Big is This?
    17:15 Building Infrastructure
    20:29 Player Ownership
    28:13 Eating the World
    31:55 Progression to Play-To-Earn
    37:30 Capturing Value
    41:27 Isn’t it a Ponzi Game?
    48:30 Working in Crypto Gaming
    58:08 Consolidation of Resources
    1:05:03 Impact on Culture & Industry
    1:15:36 The Metaverse
    1:20:17 ETH is Metaverse Money
    1:27:10 Closing & Disclaimers
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    Resources:
    Arianna on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/AriannaSimpson?s=20 
    Masters of Doom:
    https://www.amazon.com/Masters-Doom-Created-Transformed-Culture/dp/0812972155 
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    ROLLUP: SEC vs Crypto | Evergrande | Robinhood Wallets | Layer 2 Ethereum | Yearn v3 | Coinbase Lend

    ROLLUP: SEC vs Crypto | Evergrande | Robinhood Wallets | Layer 2 Ethereum | Yearn v3 | Coinbase Lend

    4th Week of September, 2021
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    3:01 MARKETS
    3:14 BTC Price
    3:33 ETH Price
    4:50 ETH/BTC Ratio
    5:17 DeFi Action
    7:06 Layer 2
    https://l2beat.com/ 
    7:44 Polygon Users ATH
    https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1440692200447246337?s=19 
    8:49 Miners Selling Less
    https://twitter.com/Data_Always/status/1440137774775083008 
    10:32 Evergrande
    https://twitter.com/SahilBloom/status/1439920043404546050?s=20 
    14:00 RELEASES
    15:00 Yearn v3
    https://twitter.com/iearnfinance/status/1438622112265080849 
    16:41 Coinvise v3
    https://twitter.com/CoinviseCo/status/1438622643658231814?s=19 
    19:24 College Defi Classes
    https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1440037825139777541?s=20 
    21:25 Zerion Apple Watch Faces
    https://twitter.com/zerion_io/status/1440020147490770944?s=20 
    22:43 Robinhood Wallets
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/118271/robinhood-rolling-out-crypto-wallet-transfer-features 
    24:47 Bankless DAO Season 2
    https://season2.bankless.community/ 
    26:08 DAO Apparel
    https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1440062844217683983?s=20 
    27:18 Raises
    SoRare
    https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/09/21/european-football-nft-platform-sorare-raises-680m-series-b/ 
    Bitclout Founder
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/118133/bitclout-creator-decentralized-social-blockchain-200-million-funding-a16z-others 
    Dapper Labs
    https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1440662318250004488?s=20 
    32:50 Jobs
    https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 
    33:30 NEWS
    34:05 Gary Gensler
    https://twitter.com/garygensler/status/1440409729554018307?s=21 
    43:00 Gary’s Financial Advice
    https://twitter.com/garygensler/status/1440705940567719944?s=21 
    47:32 SEC vs Mainnet Conference
    https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1440010854330732548?s=21 
    https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1440046283041820672?s=20 
    50:28 SEC vs Coinbase
    https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/09/20/coinbase-drops-planned-lend-program-after-sec-warning/ 
    51:55 Audius Partnerships
    https://twitter.com/AudiusProject/status/1438524417139560450?s=20 
    52:57 Economist Cover
    https://twitter.com/theeconomist/status/1438524270175477760?s=10 
    54:11 0xMaki Stepping Down
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/117960/project-lead-behind-2-8-billion-dex-sushiswap-is-set-to-step-down 
    55:16 Future of Optimistic Ethereum
    https://medium.com/ethereum-optimism/the-future-of-optimistic-ethereum-7f22d987331 
    58:00 Snoop Dogg
    https://twitter.com/SnoopDogg/status/1440038460417474567?s=20 
    59:41 Time Pieces
    https://time.com/6100404/timepieces-nft-collection/ 
    1:00:40 Chainalysis Scraping Data
    https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1440371592081543177?s=20 
    1:02:39 NJ & TX vs Celsius
    https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/118015/after-blockfi-new-jersey-and-texas-set-sights-on-celsius-crypto-interest-accounts 
    1:03:50 Congress vs Self-Directed IRA
    https://medium.com/cryptozoa/red-alert-congress-wants-to-destroy-your-self-directed-ira-609dae9cf016 
    1:07:00 TAKES
    1:08:00 Build Faster
    https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1440022593860472838?s=20 
    1:10:19 Changing Securities
    https://twitter.com/raoulgmi/status/1440361603459735556?s=21 
    1:11:44 Maker Solar Farm
    https://twitter.com/jp_koning/status/1440318552108462081?s=20 
    1:14:48 ETH Logo
    https://twitter.com/avsa/status/756875789182857216?s=20 
    1:15:25 What David

    • 1 hr 22 min
    84 - Defining the Metaverse

    84 - Defining the Metaverse

    This is a classic Ryan-and-David only episode. With no guest, we dive into David's recent article "The Metaverse Emerges." What is the Metaverse? Raoul Pal described it as digital fluidity on our recent episode with him.
    Composable digital objects, a network economy, scaling social structures... whatever it is, Nation States aren't ready for the incoming metaversal explosion. Are you?
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    7:00 Cryptoeconomic Nation State
    10:45 Seeing Like The State
    18:50 Humanity’s Faustian Bargain
    23:30 Seeing Like The Protocol
    28:45 The Metaverse
    32:00 Metaversal Objects
    35:40 Centralization
    39:21 Neutrality & Density
    46:10 Slowly Manifesting
    54:00 Avatars & Identity
    59:41 Fluid Value
    1:06:25 Ethereum’s Role
    1:10:33 Blockchain Taxes
    1:15:45 ETH as Metaverse Money
    1:22:35 It’s All Metaverse
    1:27:43 Closing & Disclaimers
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Nic Carter | Layer Zero

    Nic Carter | Layer Zero

    Nic Carter is one of our favorite writers in crypto. He's shaped our thoughts on many subjects over the years. He's definitely a Bitcoiner, but is he also an Etherean? What makes Nic tick?
    Get to know the person behind the persona in this week's episode of Layer Zero.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    4:00 Nic Carter & Geography
    8:51 What’s Your Deal? Ethereum??
    12:39 Shared Ancestry
    20:09 Cypherpunk Values
    23:28 Working for Bitcoin
    25:54 Countering FUD
    28:24 Individualism & Value Supremacy
    35:00 Conservative & Faith-Based
    42:53 Money God
    46:35 Affiliation & Identity
    52:48 Mountaineering & Fun
    56:55 Memory & External Storage
    58:40 What’s Nic Doing? What Now?
    1:05:22 Kanye & Closing
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    Resources:
    Nic on Twitter:
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    Castle Island:
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    Nic's Podcast, On the Brink:
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    83 - Beyond Coin Voting Governance | Vitalik Buterin

    83 - Beyond Coin Voting Governance | Vitalik Buterin

    Vitalik Buterin returns to the Podcast to discuss his recent article 'Moving Beyond Coin Voting Governance.' As always, Vitalik comes with a birds-eye view of high level challenges facing the crypto space with a moral & philosophical slant.
    Building sufficiently decentralized governance mechanisms is a hugely challenging endeavor. Tackling elegant solutions to coin voting, we also cover the benefits of running your own node, the metaverse, and an update on the Ethereum narrative.
    When Vitalik comes on Bankless, it's time to listen closely.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    4:00 Vitalik Returns!
    7:26 Decentralized Governance
    14:38 Who is Governance For?
    19:44 Coordinating Public Goods
    26:07 Public Goods & Upgrades
    34:52 New Mechanisms
    38:28 What is Blockchain Governance?
    47:53 Ungovernance for Layer 1
    54:00 Why Coin Voting Sucks
    1:02:20 Whales
    1:12:15 Running Your Own Node
    1:22:14 Culture & Technology
    1:26:51 Scalability Tradeoffs
    1:31:05 The Metaverse & Loot
    1:36:55 Update on Ethereum
    1:43:15 Closing & Disclaimers
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    Resources:
    Vitalik on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin?s=20 
    Moving beyond coin voting governance
    https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/08/16/voting3.html 
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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 43 min
    How Crypto Can Be Good for the Environment | Klima DAO

    How Crypto Can Be Good for the Environment | Klima DAO

    Bankless Nation, meet Klima DAO, the carbon-backed digital currency and algorithmic climate protocol.
    Dionysus, Archimedes, and Oxylos join to discuss bringing environmental incentives to DeFi, using similar mechanics to OlympusDAO and the OHM token. Klima DAO plans to generate on-chain demand for carbon offsets and build a carbon-backed treasury, with the goal of driving up the price of carbon.
    Who said crypto was bad for the environment? For Bankless readers, it should come as no surprise that the powers of DeFi can be leveraged to incentivize coordination around public goods.
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    4:45 Dionysus, Archimedes, and Oxylos
    6:35 Klima DAO & Carbon Markets
    14:10 Voluntary Economy
    17:45 Relationship with OlympusDAO
    25:00 Tokenomics
    33:33 Inducing Demand
    35:02 Ponzi Games & Game Theory
    42:41 Opt-In Social Incentives
    46:06 Roadmap and IDO
    51:52 Slaying Moloch
    57:52 Closing & Disclaimers
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    Klima DAO
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    Discord
    https://discord.gg/kx4pahaFw8 
    Klima DAO on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/KlimaDAO?s=20 
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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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