100 episodes

The Block Runner is a podcast that makes cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin relatable to you. We believe crypto is a foundational piece of technology that will have a lasting impact on society and it'll be key that everyone understands what it is. The Block Runner is your final source for cryptocurrency technology, explanations and news with a splash of comedy.

The Block Runner William and Iman

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The Block Runner is a podcast that makes cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin relatable to you. We believe crypto is a foundational piece of technology that will have a lasting impact on society and it'll be key that everyone understands what it is. The Block Runner is your final source for cryptocurrency technology, explanations and news with a splash of comedy.

    134. TBR - Top 3 DOOMSDAY Events for Crypto | Worse Than FTX

    134. TBR - Top 3 DOOMSDAY Events for Crypto | Worse Than FTX

    After the FTX collapse and subsequent rippling effects that have left several major web3 entities bankrupt, the question of what are the major risk factors remain hidden in the crypto markets is being asked frequently. We’ve identified 3 horrific scenarios that would have systemic impacts to the blockchain industry if they become reality. One dealing with the SEC and the definition of Utility tokens not being in consideration anymore for regulatory pressures. Another being the final outcome of the SEC vs Ripple case. And finally, the Tether fiasco blowing up, proving that there have been false reports in regards to the reserves Tether has on hand. What happens if one of these events occur and what will it mean to Bitcoin and the broader cryptocurrency space. We discuss…
    Topics:
    First up, we react to updates on the FTX debacle.
    Next, Iman and I talk about 3 companies that are worse than FTX
    Then, we look at how the SEC is cracking down on crypto.
    Finally, What will America look like when crypto dominates the rest of the world?
    Please like and subscribe on your favorite podcasting app!
    Website: www.theblockrunner.com
    Follow us on: Youtube: https://bit.ly/TBlkRnnrYouTube
    Twitter: bit.ly/TBR-Twitter
    Telegram: bit.ly/TBR-Telegram
    Discord: bit.ly/TBR-Discord
    LBRY: http://bit.ly/LBRYTBR
    Music by OfDream - Thelema

    • 1 hr 3 min
    133. TBR - Testing Our Knowledge on Crypto, the Metaverse, and Beyond!!! (ft. @ThatXavier)

    133. TBR - Testing Our Knowledge on Crypto, the Metaverse, and Beyond!!! (ft. @ThatXavier)

    With all the negative things happening in crypto we decided to get together to record a laid back version of the podcast. Xavier, our editor, joins us to test our knowledge of crypto and other topics unrelated. We also get a take of someone who isn't normally embedded in the crypto space and we get their perspective on all the crypto topics we discuss on a regular basis. 
    Topics
    First up, We relax and get know our Editor, Xavier.
    Then, Iman and Will go head-to-head on their knowledge of the Metaverse and Bitcoin. Who will win?!
    Finally, We award a grand prize to the winner with something sweet.
    Please like and subscribe on your favorite podcasting app!
    Website: www.theblockrunner.com
    Follow us on: Youtube: https://bit.ly/TBlkRnnrYouTube
    Twitter: bit.ly/TBR-Twitter
    Telegram: bit.ly/TBR-Telegram
    Discord: bit.ly/TBR-Discord
    LBRY: http://bit.ly/LBRYTBR
    Music by OfDream - Thelema

    • 1 hr 32 min
    132. TBR - FTX Collapse Explained | What will Pull Us Out of This Bear Phase?

    132. TBR - FTX Collapse Explained | What will Pull Us Out of This Bear Phase?

    We break down the biggest crypto scandal to hit the market since Mt.Gox was hacked back in 2014. Last week FTX which is one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world was found to run in to liquidity problems which meant customers would not be able to withdraw the funds they deposited. This was due to mismanagement of the customer funds to prop up their investment arm in Alameda Research which took a huge hit. Now FTX has completely collapsed which positions Binance and Coinbase in a league of their own as far as crypto exchanges go. How will this impact the crypto market and it’s potential to recover.
    Topics:
    00:00:00 - The worst time to get sick 00:01:38 - The start of FTX collapse00:04:55 - Did Sam Bankman-Fried know?00:09:22 - CZ of Binance found out!00:12:12 - Who was impacted by FTX00:13:22 - CZ’s early warning signs00:16:52 - Notifying the Market00:18:39 - Crypto’s BIG SHORT00:22:00 - BitBoy calling it out00:23:25 - Sam Bankman-Fried’s Reaction00:24:09 - Moving $600 Million00:27:25 - Bad look for Crypto00:31:30 - Who should be in charge?00:34:21 - How did Sam got the money?00:36:44 - Donating to Politicians00:40:18 - Coinbase On Top00:43:25 - How rich was Sam Bank-Fried?00:45:20 - Who should be cast in the Show?00:47:24 - What’s the impact on crypto?00:53:28 - Long term effects00:56:41- Some Hope00:58:28 - Institutions are coming in
    Please like and subscribe on your favorite podcasting app!
    Website: www.theblockrunner.com
    Follow us on: Youtube: https://bit.ly/TBlkRnnrYouTube
    Twitter: bit.ly/TBR-Twitter
    Telegram: bit.ly/TBR-Telegram
    Discord: bit.ly/TBR-Discord
    LBRY: http://bit.ly/LBRYTBR
    Music by OfDream - Thelema

    • 1 hr 3 min
    131. TBR - Bitcoin Market Position | Reddit NFTs | Decentraland NSFW?

    131. TBR - Bitcoin Market Position | Reddit NFTs | Decentraland NSFW?

    The crypto markets are starting to show some signs of positive momentum, what can be causing this shift in sentiment? When comparing this stage of the bear market to the 2018 cycle, there are some clear distinguishable differences, mainly in the amount of construction present in the market. Now there are multiple Layer 1, Layer2, and even Layer 3 blockchains on the way. NFTs can potentially blow up again with Reddit NFTs that just launched. All of this together paints a much more bullish picture than before. When shifting to the metaverse, we are witnessing the start of the content censorship debate that we predicted would happen several years ago. Now that Decentraland has a community governing the DAO, what will the they decide is the best route to regulate content that is too sexualized and potentially damaging.
    Topics:
    First up, The Crypto Market is turning to a positive momentum.
    Next, Reddit creates their own NFT profile pics, is this the gateway for the masses?
    Then, Iman and I look at user generated Emotes in Decentraland.
    Finally, Should Not Safe For Work Content be allowed in the Metaverse, and how can people avoid it?
    Please like and subscribe on your favorite podcasting app!
    Website: www.theblockrunner.com
    Follow us on: Youtube: https://bit.ly/TBlkRnnrYouTube
    Twitter: bit.ly/TBR-Twitter
    Telegram: bit.ly/TBR-Telegram
    Discord: bit.ly/TBR-Discord
    LBRY: http://bit.ly/LBRYTBR
    Music by OfDream - Thelema

    • 1 hr 3 min
    130. TBR - The Metaverse: The Multiplayer Version of the Internet | $Trillion Opportunity | Monaverse

    130. TBR - The Metaverse: The Multiplayer Version of the Internet | $Trillion Opportunity | Monaverse

    On episode 130 we do a deep dive on what it takes to build the infrastructure that will enable the multi-trillion dollar metaverse. We determine whether the frontier of a 3D internet will onboard billions of people who don’t have economic opportunities locally. What are the technologies needed to bring the potential of the metaverse into fruition? Other elements of crypto such as DeFil need to also to mature so other sectors in crypto can leverage and sustain a userbase of a mass population. We go through some examples of major web2 companies getting into the metaverse and what form they will take.
    Topics:
    First up, are Metaverse Concerts a fad or this is just the beginning?
    Next, building the infrastructure is essential to enable the multi-trillion-dollar metaverse
    Then, Examining online virtual creators
    Finally, we Spotlight our virtual world of the week, Monaverse!
    Please like and subscribe on your favorite podcasting app!
    Website: www.theblockrunner.com
    Follow us on: Youtube: https://bit.ly/TBlkRnnrYouTube
    Twitter: bit.ly/TBR-Twitter
    Telegram: bit.ly/TBR-Telegram
    Discord: bit.ly/TBR-Discord
    LBRY: http://bit.ly/LBRYTBR
    Music by OfDream - Thelema

    • 1 hr 2 min
    129. TBR - What is the Metaverse? How the Metaverse Will be a $Trillion Industry| Decentraland is Doing it Right

    129. TBR - What is the Metaverse? How the Metaverse Will be a $Trillion Industry| Decentraland is Doing it Right

    Everyone asks what is the metaverse and especially after Facebook’s Meta unveiled tons of technology for the metaverses future, people need to know what it is. We break down what we think the true definition and expectations of the metaverse should be. What needs to happen for this vision of the metaverse to become reality. Are the existing open web3 metaverses building their virtual worlds the right way? Or is there a fundamental misunderstanding of how to create the value mechanics that will lead to a multi-trillion dollar metaverse economy. To end it off, we introduced Hyperfy as the spotlight Verse of the week. The team building Hyperfy are implementing a lot of useful features like “apps” that allow asset creators to incorporate customizable code for the owners to manipulate. How big can Hyperfy get? We discuss this and more…
    Topics: 
    First up, we react to Meta’s Tech Reveal and what they have in store for the Metaverse
    Next, we look at how the metaverse will change the way we socialize and do work
    Then, we examine Decentralands method to progress the Metaverse to the mainstream
    Finally, shouting out our metaverse of the week, Hyperfy.
    Please like and subscribe on your favorite podcasting app!
    Website: www.theblockrunner.com
    Follow us on: Youtube: https://bit.ly/TBlkRnnrYouTube
    Twitter: bit.ly/TBR-Twitter
    Telegram: bit.ly/TBR-Telegram
    Discord: bit.ly/TBR-Discord
    LBRY: http://bit.ly/LBRYTBR
    Music by OfDream - Thelema

    • 1 hr 1 min

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Crypto Intro - Audio Quality increase Episode 7

I keep hearing about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies so when I looked them up to learn more, I kept seeing nothing but super technical conversations explaining what blockchain is. Listening to these guys give their own explanations on what crypto is and how it works in a relatable way has been a change of pace. I can almost explain this stuff to my own mom!

My only complaint is their audio quality. Luckily if you stick through all the way to episode 7, their audio quality drastically increases - no more background noises!. Great job and keep it up!

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