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

    Leaving the Bitcoin Religion with Nic Carter

    Leaving the Bitcoin Religion with Nic Carter

    Nic Carter is Partner of Castle Island VC, host of the On the Brink Podcast, repeat Bankless guest, and recent victim of a Bitcoin maximalist (cyber hornets) attack.
    Why was he swarmed? As a result and for many other reasons, he's distancing himself from these cyber hornets. Will others follow his lead?
    Many assumed Nic was a Bitcoin maximalist, but really he's just Nic Carter. Who are you and what do you stand for?
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    7:50 The Cyberhornets Attack
    14:45 Bitcoin Maxi Motivation
    30:30 Bitcoin’s Intolerant Community
    42:19 Bitcoin’s Long-term Sustainability
    46:50 How Nic’s Feeling About the Bear
    49:30 Macro & Crypto
    58:55 Free Banking
    1:05:53 Regulation
    1:06:57 Why to Stay in Crypto
    1:10:12 Closing & Disclaimers
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    Resources:
    Nic Carter
    https://twitter.com/nic__carter 
    Setting the record straight by Nic Carter
    https://medium.com/@nic__carter/setting-the-record-straight-b4e1b415e7d9 
    Nic’s Podcast
    https://onthebrink-podcast.com/ 
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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
    126 - The Crypto Revolution | Josh Rosenthal

    126 - The Crypto Revolution | Josh Rosenthal

    Josh Rosenthal is our favorite crypto native historian. He has a Ph.D. in history, and received a Fulbright Scholarship to the Sorbonne’s Institute for Advanced Studies.
    Josh moved beyond traditional academia, sold some Web2 companies, and is now a crypto investor. He’s the historian that helped us craft the Crypto Renaissance podcast episode, which many people credit as the reason why they got into crypto.
    And he’s here to do it again with the Crypto Revolution on the 4th of July, harkening a new independence day for the crypto nation.
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    ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2
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    🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET
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    🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    6:00 Josh Rosenthal
    14:43 The Broad Themes of History
    23:33 A Permissioned World
    28:40 The Context of Revolution
    36:21 Taxation and Value
    42:30 The Revolutionary Goal
    46:34 Launching an Experiment
    50:51 Coordination
    54:07 The Whiskey Rebellion
    1:02:45 Flawed Policies
    1:07:45 Net Improvements
    1:16:28 Vocation
    1:23:52 The Land of Opportunity
    1:30:24 The Public Forum
    1:37:50 Permissionless Building
    1:45:40 Digital States
    1:51:25 Make things easier
    1:57:30 Get building
    1:59:58 Help others
    2:05:00 Closing
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    Resources:
    Josh Rosenthal
    https://twitter.com/JoshuaRosenthal?s=20&t=_dhf5sZnqBpbG_SMeKcvrg 
    The Crypto Renaissance
    https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-the-crypto-renaissance-josh-rosenthal 
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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 

    • 2 hr 3 min
    CZ's Bear Market Plans

    CZ's Bear Market Plans

    Every company is handling the bear market differently. CZ and Binance are no different. What are they up to? Has their overall strategy changed? How have they been affected? Hear answers to all of these questions and much more in the livestream.
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    🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET
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    🌴MAKER DAO | ECO-FRIENDLY STABLECOIN
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    🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    3:15 How Binance is Holding Up
    5:54 Binance's Opportunities
    8:40 Bear Market Positioning
    11:56 How Long Will the Bear Last?
    17:09 Hiring at Binance
    19:56 CZ Meme & His Future
    23:36 Binance's Future
    29:38 Binance is Worldwide
    37:00 The Future of BNB Chain & Use Cases
    41:16 $BNB
    44:10 Concerns of Binance Centralization
    50:58 Why CZ is in Crypto
    55:53 What Crypto Looks like in 5-10 Years
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    Resources:
    CZ
    https://twitter.com/cz_binance 
    Binance
    https://twitter.com/binance 
    CZ Photoshop
    https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1537013824666095617 
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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 

    • 59 min
    ROLLUP: 3AC Meltdown Continued | BlockFi Down Bad | Grayscale Sueing the SEC | Contagion Market?!

    ROLLUP: 3AC Meltdown Continued | BlockFi Down Bad | Grayscale Sueing the SEC | Contagion Market?!

    Last Week of June, 2022
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    🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    5:10 Markets
    5:15 BTC Price
    5:35 ETH Price
    6:55 ETH BTC Ratio
    7:05 Crypto Market Cap
    7:50 FED WATCH
    8:00 Who’s to Blame For Inflation?
    https://ritholtz.com/2022/06/inflation-blame-15/ 
    11:58 How’d We Get Here? Dan from Pantera
    https://panteracapital.com/blockchain-letter/the-feds-twin-policy-errors/ 
    15:10 WSJ: Rising Interest Rates Will Crush the Federal Budget
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/high-interest-rates-will-crush-the-federal-budget-inflation-debt-spending-costs-recession-economy-11656535631 
    20:00 3AC Meldown Continued
    20:22 Crypto Hedge Fund Three Arrows Ordered by Court to Liquidate
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/crypto-fund-three-arrows-ordered-to-liquidate-by-court-11656506404 
    23:55 Voyager $660M Unsecured Loan
    https://decrypt.co/103892/voyager-digital-issues-three-arrows-capital-default-notice 
    29:49 Three Arrows Capital Liquidation Ordered in British Virgin Island
    https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/29/three-arrows-capital-liquidation-ordered-in-british-virgin-isles-report/ 
    29:55 Su Zhu’s Yacht
    https://twitter.com/AutismCapital/status/1540001243795542018 
    31:25 Vitalik Subtweet
     
    33:19 BlockFi
    33:22 Where it Started https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/16/blockfi-liquidated-three-arrows-capital-report/ 
    35:25 FTX Seeks to Acquire BlockFi
    https://www.theblock.co/post/154929/ftx-blockfi-deal-sources 
    35:30 New Morgan Creek Bid
    https://blockworks.co/blockfi-has-a-new-bidder-in-morgan-creek-report-says/ 
    40:15 BlockFi Is Pursuing Plans to Go Public
    https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/07/22/blockfi-is-pursuing-plans-to-go-public-even-as-regulators-close-in/ 
    https://www.theblock.co/post/155069/ftx-walked-away-from-celsius-deal 
    42:15 4 Big Takeaways
    https://www.theblock.co/post/154681/a-leaked-investor-call-revealed-morgan-creeks-bid-for-blockfi-here-are-four-more-big-takeaways-from-the-call 
    43:30 Grayscale Sueing the SEC
    40:35 SEC Rejects Grayscale’s Spot Bitcoin ETF Application
    https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/06/30/sec-rejects-grayscales-spot-bitcoin-etf-application/ 
    45:35 Michael Sonnenshein Didn’t Like That
    https://twitter.com/Sonnenshein/status/1542311510055292928 
    45:45 Grayscale Sues SEC
    https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/06/30/2471737/0/en/Grayscale-Investments-Initiates-Lawsuit-Against-the-SEC.html 
    52:10 NEWS
    52:30 MakerDAO
    52:42 Controversial MakerDAO Governance Vote
    https://twitter.com/labsGFX/thread/1541488156909912065 
    https://vote.makerdao.com/polling/QmWYajMq#vote-breakdown 
    54:22 Post-vote Thread From Hasu
    https://twitter.com/hasufl/status/1542196610775629824 
    57:03 Lido Voters Reject Growth Limit For ETH2
    https://thedefiant.io/lido-rejects-self-limiting/ 
    57:25 Hasu Co-authored a Proposal for Lido stETH Governance
    https://twitter.com/hasufl/status/1535275167177490438 
    57:30 Proposal
    https://research.lido.fi/t/ldo-steth-dual-governance/2382 
    59:20 Arbitrum Odyssey
    1:00:25 Odyssey Paused!
    https://twitter.com/arbitrum/thread/1542159105946787840 
    1:01:15 Dune Analytics Data
    https://dune.com/springzhang/arbitrum-odyssey-event-tracking 
    1:03:39 Optimism’s TVL Doubles
    https://thedefiant.io/optimism-layer-2s-surge 
    https://l2beat.com/

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Bear Market War Stories with DCinvestor & Eric Conner

    Bear Market War Stories with DCinvestor & Eric Conner

    On this episode of Bankless, we welcome back DCinvestor and Eric Conner to share their multicycle bear market war stories. But that’s not all!
    They also unpack why they keep on deciding to stay every cycle, what’s different about this cycle vs. previous cycles, the role leverage and macro conditions have played, and their hard-hitting, gigabrain advice for first-time cyclers and multicyclers alike.
    Survive and advance, anon. We’re going to make it.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    4:03 Being a Multicycle Vet
    11:31 Market Phases
    19:12 Credit to Staying
    26:03 High Conviction High Loss
    32:37 Regulator Fear
    41:31 Lessons From This Cycle
    49:00 Leverage
    56:34 Macro Conditions
    1:30:50 The Merge vs. Macro
    1:09:00 Advice for Newcomers
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    Resources:
    DCinvestor
    https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor 
    Eric Conner
    https://twitter.com/econoar 
    Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation
    https://www.amazon.com/Devil-Take-Hindmost-Financial-Speculation/dp/0452281806 
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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 20 min
    dYdX Abandons Ethereum?! with Founder, Antonio Juliano

    dYdX Abandons Ethereum?! with Founder, Antonio Juliano

    Last week, one of Ethereum’s biggest L2-integrated dapps — derivatives giant dYdX — announced plans to depart Ethereum upon its upcoming v4 release. The destination? A fully sovereign blockchain on the Cosmos Tendermint consensus protocol, built using the Cosmos software development kit.
    We brought on dYdX, Founder, Antonio Juliano to discuss this announcement and so much more.
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    Topics Covered:
    0:00 Intro
    7:00 The Announcement
    14:38 Creating the Best Product
    25:10 Decentralization
    33:50 The Risks
    37:55 Wallets
    40:07 Staking Validators
    46:05 Monetary Policy & Latency
    54:44 Tradeoffs with Ethereum
    59:55 Legal Reasons
    1:06:00 Real Centralization
    1:14:20 Bridging & Composability
    1:24:00 Closing
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    Resources:
    Antonio on Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano 
    Announcement:
    https://twitter.com/dYdX/status/1539607062291877889 
    Why Would a dApp Leave Ethereum Right Now?
    https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/dydx-cosmos-ethereum? 
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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 26 min

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