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All things blockchain – that's what this podcast is going to be! And we'd be stoked if you'd come to join us in this journey of discovery and exploring the world of blockchain and everything in between.

We'll share our thoughts about the future of technology and how blockchain is the next big thing as the internet is slowly shifting in the digital realm. Also, we'll link some interesting and reliable resources you can check out, for all the topics we'll be discussing over the next episodes.

So hit that play button, follow and subscribe to our podcast so you'll be the first to know more about what the next episodes will be!

– Nils Smith & Justin McKelvey

Website: https://theballandblockchain.com/

The Ball and Blockchain Podcast Nils Smith, Justin McKelvey

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All things blockchain – that's what this podcast is going to be! And we'd be stoked if you'd come to join us in this journey of discovery and exploring the world of blockchain and everything in between.

We'll share our thoughts about the future of technology and how blockchain is the next big thing as the internet is slowly shifting in the digital realm. Also, we'll link some interesting and reliable resources you can check out, for all the topics we'll be discussing over the next episodes.

So hit that play button, follow and subscribe to our podcast so you'll be the first to know more about what the next episodes will be!

– Nils Smith & Justin McKelvey

Website: https://theballandblockchain.com/

    How Did Seth Green's Bored Ape Get Stolen?

    How Did Seth Green's Bored Ape Get Stolen?

    Most famously known as Austin Powers Jr. and the voice of Chris Griffin in Family Guy, Seth Green has made a very prominent name in the NFT space as well. He was set to debut his Bored Ape #8398 as the main character in a series he produced called “White House Tavern.” But a few days before the debut, Fred Simian, Seth’s Bored Ape NFT, got kidnapped.
    In this podcast episode of the Ball and Blockchain, Nils and Justin talk about the story of how Seth Green’s Bored Ape NFT got stolen and what their thoughts are on this huge news in the NFT space.
    Join in the conversation here in the Ball and Blockchain podcast!
     
    Show Notes:
    Bored Ape Yacht Club
    https://boredapeyachtclub.com/
     
    Ethereum
    https://ethereum.org/en/
     
    Phishing Scam
    https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/topics/identity-theft/phishing-scams
     
    Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin on Soulbound Tokens (SBTs)
    https://nftnow.com/guides/soulbound-tokens-sbts-meet-the-tokens-that-may-change-your-life/
     
    Articles on Seth Green’s Stolen NFT
    Seth Green Show Based on His NFT Paused After NFT Is Allegedly Stolen
    https://www.indiewire.com/2022/05/seth-green-stolen-nft-1234729399/
    Seth Green's Bored Ape was stolen. Now he can't make his NFT show.
    https://sea.mashable.com/entertainment/20441/seth-greens-bored-ape-was-stolen-now-he-cant-make-his-nft-show
    Someone Stole Seth Green's Bored Ape, Which Was Supposed To Star In His New Show
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahemerson/seth-green-bored-ape-stolen-tv-show
     
     
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    • 15 min
    Why Did the Crypto Market Crash?

    Why Did the Crypto Market Crash?

    Winter is coming.
     
    This definitely seems like the same horrific thing, whether or not you’re a Game of Thrones fan. In the crypto world, crypto winter is what happened just a few days back. The current crypto market crash news left every crypto investor devastated because it involved one of the most significant stablecoins apart from Bitcoin and Ethereum. The TerraUSD, powered by Terra Luna, crashed last May 9th, and everyone was left speechless.
     
    Jump into this episode of the Ball and Blockchain podcast as Nils and Justin talk about the market crash, their thoughts about when it happened, and their next steps moving forward.
     
    Join in the conversation here in the Ball and Blockchain podcast!
     
    Show Notes:
    Terra Luna
    https://www.terra.money/
     
    TerraUST
    https://www.coinbase.com/price/terrausd
     
    Presearch
    https://presearch.org/
     
    Relevant Articles on the Crypto Market Crash
    The crypto crash, explained
    https://www.protocol.com/newsletters/sourcecode/crypto-crash-2022-explained?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1
    Terra Luna crash: What are ‘stablecoins’ and how stable are they really?
    https://www.euronews.com/next/2022/05/25/terra-luna-crash-what-are-stablecoins-and-how-stable-are-they-really
    Luna Crypto Crash: How UST Broke and What's Next for Terra
    https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/crypto/luna-crypto-crash-how-ust-broke-and-whats-next-for-terra/
    The Real Reasons Behind the Crypto Crash, and What We Can Learn from Terra’s Fall
    https://time.com/6177567/terra-ust-crash-crypto/



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    • 15 min
    How to Avoid Getting Scammed in Crypto

    How to Avoid Getting Scammed in Crypto

    One of the reasons people are hesitant to jump into the crypto space is the possibility of scams. And that is what this podcast episode is all about.
    Here, Nils and Justin help you avoid getting yourself into being scammed by sharing a few of their firsthand experiences and, ultimately, what they have learned from them. This conversation is going to be very insightful, especially with the recent Bored Ape Yacht Club phishing scam on Instagram!
    Join in the conversation here in the Ball and Blockchain podcast!
     
    Show Notes:
    Bored Ape Yacht Club: HACKED
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/apr/26/bored-ape-yacht-club-nft-hack-theft-art-simian-oblivion
     
    Watch Out For These 4 Bitcoin Scams
    https://www.forbes.com/advisor/investing/cryptocurrency/bitcoin-scams-fraud/
     
    Common Cryptocurrency Scams and How to Avoid Them
    https://www.kaspersky.com/resource-center/definitions/cryptocurrency-scams
     
    Definition of Terms
    2FA
    https://authy.com/what-is-2fa/
    APY
    https://www.forbes.com/advisor/banking/what-is-apy/
    Doxxing/Doxxed
    https://www.kaspersky.com/resource-center/definitions/what-is-doxing
    Hardware Wallets
    https://medium.com/radartech/hardware-wallets-explained-da8bd93ce801
    KYC 
    https://bit.ly/38DwT2E
    Metamask
    https://metamask.io/
    Phishing Scam
    https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams
    https://www.phishing.org/what-is-phishing
    Rug Pull
    https://academy.binance.com/en/glossary/rug-pull
    VeeFriends
    https://veefriends.com/
    Whitelist
    https://academy.binance.com/en/glossary/whitelist



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    • 25 min
    NFTs Coming Soon on Instagram?

    NFTs Coming Soon on Instagram?

    Guess who’s joining the NFT wagon?
    In a recent conversation with SXSW, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg teases the new addition to the NFT space — INSTAGRAM.
    Join Nils and Justin in this Ball and Blockchain podcast as they talk about how they think Instagram is going to integrate NFTs in their interface. Is it going to be an NFT marketplace? Or is it going to be like Twitter, where you can put up an NFT profile picture?
    Hop in to this conversation and let us know what you think!
     
    Show Notes:
    Instagram and NFTs
    https://techcrunch.com/2022/03/15/instagram-nfts/
     
    Twitter Blue (NFTs in Twitter)
    https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/crypto/how-to-turn-your-nft-into-a-verified-profile-picture-on-twitter/
     
    How Facebook Marketplace Works
    https://www.facebook.com/help/1889067784738765
     
    NFT.NYC | The Leading Annual Non-Fungible Token Event
    https://www.nft.nyc/



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    • 23 min
    Getting in on the Apecoin Buzz

    Getting in on the Apecoin Buzz

    Have you bought ApeCoin already?
    Tune in to this episode of the Ball and Blockchain as Nils Smith and Justin McKelvey talk about the recent buzz surrounding ApeCoin by the Bored Ape Yacht Club. They will also discuss where they see this token going in the future: whether it will be the next big thing or if it’s going to flop.. Well, who knows?
    So hop in this podcast episode to know more about the crypto world and join in on the conversation!
     
    Show Notes:
    ApeCoin
    apecoin.com
    Bored Ape Yacht Club
    boredapeyachtclub.com
    Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT Collections
    Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT
    https://opensea.io/collection/boredapeyachtclub
    Mutant Ape Yacht Club NFT
    https://opensea.io/collection/mutant-ape-yacht-club
    Kennel Club NFT
    https://opensea.io/collection/bored-ape-kennel-club
    CryptoPunks
    larvalabs.com/cryptopunks
    Exchange Apps
    Voyager
    investvoyager.com
    Coinbase
    coinbase.com
    Gemini
    gemini.com
    Crypto.com
    crypto.com
    CoinMarketCap
    coinmarketcap.com
    ERC-20 Token
    ethereum.org/en/developers/docs/standards/tokens/erc-20/
    DeFi
    ethereum.org/en/defi
     
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    • 24 min
    Why Should I Invest in Crypto?

    Why Should I Invest in Crypto?

    When is the right time to invest in crypto? But why invest in crypto, though?
    These are just some of the few questions that Nils and Justin have been asked a lot. This episode of the podcast is a deeper analysis of crypto investing and what kind of crypto investments have Nils and Justin dived into — their experiences of the good and the bad, and where they see their investments going.
    Tune in to this Ball and Blockchain podcast to know more about the pros and cons of crypto investing and find out more about the crypto and blockchain world.
     
    Show Notes:
    Definition of Terms
    Altcoin
    https://time.com/nextadvisor/investing/cryptocurrency/altcoins/
     
    Nodes
    https://coinmarketcap.com/alexandria/article/what-is-a-node
     
    Stablecoin
    https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/stablecoin.asp
     
    Rug pull
    https://fortune.com/2022/03/02/crypto-scam-rug-pull-what-is-it/
     
    Fork
    https://www.coinbase.com/learn/crypto-basics/what-is-a-fork
     
    Dollar-cost averaging
    https://www.finra.org/investors/insights/three-things-know-about-dollar-cost-averaging
     
    DeFi (Decentralized Finance)
    https://www.coinbase.com/learn/crypto-basics/what-is-defi
     
    Crypto Exchange Platforms
    Coinbase
    https://www.coinbase.com/
     
    Gemini
    https://www.gemini.com/
     
    Crypto.com
    https://crypto.com/
     
    Swaps and Exchanges
    Spooky Swap
    https://spookyswap.finance/
     
    Pancake Swap
    https://pancakeswap.finance/
     
    Sushi Swap
    https://www.sushi.com/
     
    Crypto Coins/Tokens
    Litecoin
    https://litecoin.com/en/
     
    $STRONG
    https://strongblock.com/
     
    Luna (Terra)
    https://www.terra.money/
     
    Fantom (FTM)
    https://fantom.foundation/
     
    AVAX
    https://www.avax.network/
     
    XRP
    https://ripple.com/xrp/
     
    THOR
    https://www.thor.financial/
     
    DAG (Constellation)
    https://constellationnetwork.io/
     
    RING
    https://www.ring.financial/



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