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15 Bad ETH Takes with Justin Drake

15 Bad ETH Takes with Justin Drake

Bankless 14 September 2022

Episode Description

Kicking off Merge Week with a livestream with Ethereum researcher Justin Drake, it's time to debunk some myths and bad takes about ETH.

As we watch Ethereum make its historic transition to Proof-of-Stake, we explore claims against the merge, the Ethereum Roadmap, ETH supply, and many others.

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------ Timestamps:

0:00 Intro 7:30 The Merge 10:30 Media Hype 13:30 The Merge Will Never Happen 15:30 Ethereum Roadmap 20:15 Jack of All Trades 26:32 Ether Supply 36:54 Unpredictable Supply 45:10 Staker Tyranny 51:10 The Value of a Fork 54:00 Rich Get Richer 58:36 Deflation is Bad 1:07:05 Higher Fees 1:11:05 ETH is a Security 1:15:03 Reduced Burn 1:22:12 ETH is a Tech Stock 1:25:55 Changing Narratives 1:29:56 Ultrasound Money is Cringe

------ Resources:

Justin Drake https://twitter.com/drakefjustin 

Justin Drake Episodes https://youtu.be/1m12zgJ42dI  https://youtu.be/dHpAC0m8Rkk   https://youtu.be/FQTZSb3Rc9I  https://youtu.be/bWqhn1hXvVc 

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135 - Crypto Wars 2.0 with Zooko

135 - Crypto Wars 2.0 with Zooko

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-crypto-wars-20  As the dust settles with Tornado Cash’s sanctioning news and the arrest of Alexey Pertsev, the space is drawing parallels to the early days of crypto, Crypto Wars 1.0. We brought on OG cypherpunk privacy developer and co-founder of Zcash, Zooko to talk about Crypto Wars 2.0. Crypto privacy is being tested in new ways and Zooko couldn’t be in a better place to explain the current complexities. What’s the case for crypto privacy? Why is it such a tough problem to solve? Why is Zooko optimistic about the future of crypto privacy? What are your thoughts on crypto privacy? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @banklesshq ------ 📣 ConsenSys | Mint a Merge NFT! https://bankless.cc/themerge  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴 MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:25 Zooko’s Background 8:30 The State of Crypto Privacy 13:26 A Privacy Enabled Society 18:34 The Case for Privacy 27:53 Why Privacy Equals Freedom 32:38 The Chilling Effect 35:26 Negative Externalities 38:28 Consent & A.I. 47:22 A.I. vs. Cryptography & Law 55:53 Crypto Wars 1.0 vs. 2.0 1:05:25 CDBC & The Clipper Chip 1:09:26 Why Isn’t Crypto Privacy Bigger 1:18:45 The Crypto Experiment 1:22:51 Solving the Privacy Problem 1:24:30 Privacy & DeFi 1:30:00 PoS & Roll-ups 1:42:50 Optimism on Crypto Privacy ------ Resources: Zooko https://twitter.com/zooko  Zcash https://z.cash/  ----- 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.

5 September 2022


The Bull Case for Rocketpool with Marceau & Ken Smith

The Bull Case for Rocketpool with Marceau & Ken Smith

On today's episode, we welcome Marceau and Ken Smith, two Rocketpool community members to share everything you need to know about Rocketpool, staking, and the bull case for Rocketpool, ETH, & RPL. ------ ConsenSys | Mint a Merge NFT! https://bankless.cc/themerge  ------ SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ----- Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 4:40 Guest Relationship to Rocketpool 5:45 What is Rocketpool 7:36 Rocketpool's Value Prop 9:45 Two-sided Marketplace 13:20 Rocketpool's Community 16:20 The Bull Case for Rocketpool 19:50 rETH 25:20 rETH Yield 26:30 Protocol Risk 31:05 Rebasing 38:26 Running a Rocketpool Node 43:45 Rocketpool Critiques 51:48 Institutions 57:20 Single Node Operators 59:45 Pools 1:06:00 $RPL Explained 1:10:15 $RPL Critiques 1:16:00 $RPL Bull Case 1:24:40 Closing ----- Resources: Marceau https://mobile.twitter.com/marceaueth  Ken Smith https://mobile.twitter.com/shtimseht  Rocketpool https://rocketpool.net/  ----- 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.

3 September 2022


ROLLUP: Saylor Getting Sued | Avalanche Playing Dirty?! | MERGETEMBER | Maker Drama

ROLLUP: Saylor Getting Sued | Avalanche Playing Dirty?! | MERGETEMBER | Maker Drama

1st Week of Mergetember, 2022 ------ 📣 ConsenSys | Mint a Merge NFT! https://bankless.cc/themerge  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴 MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ----- Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 4:33 MARKETS 4:36 BTC Price 4:56 ETH Price 5:23 ETH/BTC 5:52 Total Crypto Market Cap 6:32 Merge Estimator 10:15 Fed Watch https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/26/powell-warns-of-some-pain-ahead-as-fed-fights-to-lower-inflation.html  12:10 ETH Dives %10 After Powell Rate Hike Signal https://www.thedefiant.io/markets-dive-powell-speech  15:33 Avalanche Playing Dirty? https://cryptoleaks.info/case-no-3  https://medium.com/@kyleroche/my-response-b691563c255b  24:00 Tweet from Emin https://twitter.com/el33th4xor/status/1564006450531377156  25:00 Maybe Not True? https://twitter.com/AriDavidPaul/status/1564253955785461767  26:44 David Take https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1565340995062882311  30:35 Saylor Getting Sued 31:40 Saylor Tax Fraud https://blockworks.co/michael-saylor-and-microstrategy-sued/  https://twitter.com/AGKarlRacine/status/1565031380471382019  https://twitter.com/tier10k/status/1565040637044465666  34:37 Maker 34:40 Drama Summary https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1564716178819653632.html  43:05 NEWS 43:09 ETH 43:13 Coinbase Announces cbETH https://decrypt.co/108180/coinbase-announces-cbeth-wrapped-ethereum-staking-token  https://twitter.com/CoinbaseAssets/status/1562476695357358080  https://dune.com/Marcov/coinbase-wrapped-staked-eth  47:43 Abritrum One Upgraded to Nitro Stack https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1565041950142730245  48:48 Yesterday’s State of the Nation https://youtu.be/yYzQPRRAs6M  48:55 cOptimism Gas ATH https://twitter.com/MSilb7/status/1565131857464901633  49:55 Data Giant Shocks Ethereum with Ban on Mining https://www.thedefiant.io/data-giant-shocks-ethereum-with-ban-on-mining  54:04 Vitalik Book https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1564804705997361153  55:10 NFTs 55:15 Facebook & Instagram Allow Posting NFTs https://twitter.com/Meta/status/1564282540831248387  56:00 cReddit Subtly Launches NFTs https://twitter.com/itstimconnors/status/1562839909261447168  59:09 Ticketmaster Integrates with DapperLabs’ Flow Blockchain  https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/31/ticketmaster-taps-the-flow-blockchain-to-let-event-organizers-issue-nfts-tied-to-tickets/amp/  59:55 Goose NFT to Bankruptcy Liquidation https://twitter.com/dmitricherniak/status/1563587242777448448  1:01:06 Regulation FBI Issues Warning to Vulnerable DeFi Platforms https://decrypt.co/108542/fbi-issues-warning-over-vulnerable-defi-platforms  1:03:47 Crypto.com $10.5M Accident https://fortune.com/2022/08/31/crypto-com-accidentally-transferred-10-million-to-thevamanogari-manivel/  1:05:40 Releases 1:05:42 Orca Protocol Rebrand to Metropolis https://metropolis.mirror.xyz/ozkx0ZMwIzyahRJiQKpNv_8r7vAhOo-8tucjONhXJHI  1:06:20 Raises 1:06:24 PROOF $50M from a16z & More https://a16zcrypto.com/investing-in-proof/  https://twitter.com/proof_xyz/status/1564689271755137024  1:07:28 Reddit’s Ohanian’s $177M Crypto Fund https://decrypt.co/108560/reddit-co-founder-eyes-177m-crypto-fund-invest-strong-founders-discount-report  1:08:16 Genesis Raise $500M https://cointelegraph.com/news/everything-s-on-sale-reddit-founder-galaxy-and-genesis-execs-raise-big-money  1:08:50 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  1:12:07 Questions from the Nation https://twitter.com/avi_g_/status/1565192839021363200  https://twitter.com/nextalphaa/status/1565011491304230912  https://twitter.com/HappyjoeNFT/status/1565031005475418114  https://twitter.com/teemu_lens/status/1565008572248899584  1:21:55 TAKES 1:22:00 New take on the cycle https://twitter.com/gasull/status/1564888312157876229  1:23:33 99% of Crypto is a Joke https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1564257934011379713  1:25:12 Gravity Turns Off https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1564637280379502593  1:27:17 Worlds Greatest Bitcoiner https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1565264636445745153  1:30:14 What David’s Bullish On 1:31:23 What Ryan’s Bullish On 1:34:55 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/hegemony_inc/status/1564357396784263170  ----- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

2 September 2022


Arbitrum Nitro Launch with Steven Goldfeder & Harry Kalodner

Arbitrum Nitro Launch with Steven Goldfeder & Harry Kalodner

On today's episode, we welcome back Steven Goldfeder and Harry Kalodner for their second appearance on Bankless. Both times for huge Arbitrum launches! Today, Abritrum is launching Arbitrum Nitro, a 7x improvement to Ethereum's capacity. Hear all about it, Abritrum's potential forthcoming token(?!), Abritrum Oddessey, and of course, so much more. ------ Chainlink | Register for SmartCon 2022 with promo code “BANKLESS” https://bankless.cc/smartcon  ------ SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: LENS | ACCESS CODE: MINTME https://bankless.cc/Lens  ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ----- Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 6:55 Abritrum Nitro Launch Day 10:40 Reflecting on Arbitrum's Last Year 14:57 Abritrum's Rollup 16:57 The Arbitrum Odyssey 26:55 The Secret Sauce Behind Nitro 30:39 Any Trade-Offs Made? 32:18 Scale Restraints 37:38 What's Next? 47:28 Arbitrum Nova 52:53 Fractals 54:55 What Reddit is Building on Arbitrum Nova 1:01:23 zkRollups 1:04:17 The Abritrum App Layer 1:07:11 Abritrum's Hypothetical Ticker 1:09:38 Other Tech Checkboxes 1:11:34 Closing & Disclaimers ----- Resources: Harry Koladner https://twitter.com/hkalodner  Steven Goldfeder https://twitter.com/sgoldfed  Steven & Harry's First Appearance on Bankless https://youtu.be/W33LtejihY8  ----- 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 September 2022


Dissenting from China's Censorship with Jiajun Zeng | Layer Zero

Dissenting from China's Censorship with Jiajun Zeng | Layer Zero

Before coming to the U.S., Jiajung Zeng lived in China and worked as a Product Manager for TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance. Jiajung worked specifically on the content moderation team that was heavily censored by the Chinese government. Jiajung tells the story of how content moderation actually works in China. He shares the hoops these Chinese tech companies must go through to even operate as a business. And towards the end of the conversation, Jiajung shares the overall sentiment of the people of China on content moderation and what they do about it. Ultimately the conversation converges on the topic of Ethereum, decentralization, and crypto writ large in China. This is a special Layer Zero as it shows a side of China many of us don’t typically get a chance to experience and it highlights the importance of crypto fundamentals. ------ 📣 Chainlink | Register for SmartCon 2022 with promo code “BANKLESS” https://bankless.cc/smartcon  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: MINTME https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:15 Jiajung Zeng’s Background 5:38 ByteDance Explained 8:30 ByteDance Content Moderation 11:11 Political Content Moderation 16:00 Moderation Resource Consumption 20:49 Consequences of Mistakes 22:47 Who is at Risk? 25:47 China’s Content Moderation Army 27:53 AI’s Role 31:35 Uyghurs & China 41:16 Dialect Suppression 43:53 Sentiment of the Chinese People 46:55 The Pushback 50:55 The Positives of China 53:54 Sentiment of the Future of China 57:32 Jiajung’s Ethereum Familiarity 59:47 ByteDance & Ethereum 1:01:52 Chinese People’s Thoughts on Crypto 1:03:11 China’s Crypto Scene 1:04:28 Jiajun’s Message to the Bankless Nation ------ Resources: Jiajung Zeng https://twitter.com/zengjiajun_eth  ----- 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.

30 August 2022


134 - Ethereum Uncensored with Justin Drake

134 - Ethereum Uncensored with Justin Drake

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-ethereum-unsensored  With Tornado Cash sanctioning news making waves, the crypto community is asking a big question: Is censorship on Ethereum possible? We brought on Ethereum researcher Justin Drake to explore this question in detail. Establishing and preserving censorship resistance is possibly the most important challenge faced by the Ethereum. Covering deep topics like weak vs strong censorship, user-activated soft forks, Justin takes us down what is perhaps our most important rabbit hole yet. ------ 📣 Chainlink | Register for SmartCon 2022 with promo code “BANKLESS” https://bankless.cc/smartcon  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: MERGE (only valid for 24 hours!) https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:00 Justin Drake Returns 8:45 What is Censorship Resistance? 13:00 Censorship in Crypto 15:25 Weak vs Strong Censorship 21:25 Ethereum Today 26:35 The Ethereum Nation 31:12 Why This Matters 35:25 Preventing Weak Censorship 42:55 Light Clients 46:26 Proposers and Builders 52:50 Enforcing Transactions 59:24 The Mempool 1:03:45 The Weak Censorship Endgame 1:10:00 Preventing Strong Censorship 1:15:00 Diversity 1:20:00 Activist Staking 1:26:25 A Recovery Scenario 1:33:40 Social Fork 1:40:40 A Forking Deterrent 1:44:45 The Human Shield 1:50:45 Property Rights 2:01:00 The Strong Censorship Endgame 2:05:00 The Broader Context 2:10:56 Justin’s Confidence ------ Resources: Justin Drake https://twitter.com/drakefjustin  Flashbots Episode https://youtu.be/xex9WVmVfbg  Justin Drake Episodes https://youtu.be/1m12zgJ42dI  https://youtu.be/dHpAC0m8Rkk  https://youtu.be/FQTZSb3Rc9I  https://youtu.be/bWqhn1hXvVc  Solo Staking https://www.reddit.com/r/ethstaker/  https://rocketpool.net/  Crypto Lobby Groups https://gitcoin.co/coincenter  https://www.defieducationfund.org/  https://gitcoin.co/grants/3974/electronic-frontier-foundation  ----- 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.

29 August 2022


ROLLUP: BitBoy Lawsuit | Ethereum Merge Updates | Biden Cancels Debt | Tornado Cash Fallout | Pudgy Penguins

ROLLUP: BitBoy Lawsuit | Ethereum Merge Updates | Biden Cancels Debt | Tornado Cash Fallout | Pudgy Penguins

4th Week of August, 2022 ------ 📣 Chainlink | Register for SmartCon 2022 with promo code “BANKLESS” https://bankless.cc/smartcon   ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🌱 LENS | WEB3 SOCIAL PROTOCOL https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ----- Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 1:53 UFO Sightings 5:20 Actual Intro 7:50 MARKETS 9:45 Total Market Cap https://www.coingecko.com/en/global_charts  11:15 Biden Debt Cancelation https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/23/biden-student-loan-forgiveness-repayment-pause-00053299  13:30 Trolley Problem https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FbBIG1vXgAAniu5   17:50 Inflation Pain https://panteracapital.com/blockchain-letter/ethereum-tightening-more-than-fed/  20:10 Energy Markets https://twitter.com/Schuldensuehner/status/1562771407313915905 21:14 FTX Revenue https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/20/ftx-grew-revenue-1000percent-during-the-crypto-craze-leaked-financials.html  22:15 Layer 2 NFTs https://twitter.com/blockworksres/status/1560292557975801856  23:40 Hardware Wallets Up https://decrypt.co/107877/crypto-winter-freezes-have-turned-investors-hardware-wallets  Tornado Cash Fallout 26:30 Flashbots Blacklists Wallets https://thedefiant.io/flashbots-blacklists-wallets-tornado  30:20 FTX Froze Aztec Funds https://twitter.com/aztecnetwork/status/1560710567249096704   33:55 Uniswap UI Bans Wallets https://blockworks.co/wallets-banned-by-uniswap-labs-for-alleged-crimes  34:40 Alex Persev in Jail https://twitter.com/skywinder/status/1560655212741685248  36:30 Tom Emmer https://twitter.com/RepTomEmmer/status/1562084891247902721  37:15 Matthew Green https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1561887300887482368  37:45 Tether https://twitter.com/Tether_to/status/1562468486886346753  38:25 Layer Zero https://twitter.com/ercwl/status/1561180759146336256  40:00 FEI Fallout https://thedefiant.io/fei-shutdown-uproar  41:45 The Proposal https://tribe.fei.money/t/tip-121-proposal-for-the-future-of-the-tribe-dao/4475  47:15 BITBOY https://twitter.com/DegenSpartan/status/1559516281078190080  49:00 Suing Atozy https://twitter.com/atozy/thread/1562206338293309440  51:20 Community Support https://twitter.com/atozy/status/1562403410791567360  52:20 Drops the Suit https://twitter.com/AutismCapital/status/1562541877689126913  56:40 NEWS 58:30 Merge Updates https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1562418377582419968   1:00:20 Merge Dashboards https://twitter.com/duneanalytics/status/1562021273575751680   1:00:45 Overhyped Merge https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/is-the-merge-overhyped   1:11:15 Uniswap Open Source Development https://app.uniswap.org/#/vote/2/24?chain=mainnet  1:15:50 Nike vs Adidas https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1561666150991335431  1:17:15 Pudgy Penguins https://decrypt.co/107974/pudgy-penguins-ethereum-nfts-pump-83-as-meta-nansen-execs-join-advisory-board  1:18:20 BendDAO Bank Run https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/the-benddao-bank-run-  1:21:54 Gary Gensler https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1561809080297177092  1:25:00 Coinbase ENS Integration https://twitter.com/financeguy74/status/1561872288399691777  1:28:35 Swell Launch https://blog.swellnetwork.io/mainnet-soft-launch-announcement/  1:29:06 Arbitrum Nitro https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1561812173793419265  1:29:30 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs   1:31:00 Questions from the Nation https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1562470760824057857  1:32:00 Merge for Norms https://twitter.com/Yash_WeCan/status/1562472673795457029   1:35:25 More Merge Questions https://twitter.com/YoEdJoCo/status/1562472379313684480  1:36:20 Bullish Layer 2 https://twitter.com/_satyakikc/status/1562651521837600770  TAKES 1:39:11 Unicorn Markets https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1562559417857773568  1:40:00 Good Podcast https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1562569160474824705  1:41:05 Eric Wall Poll https://twitter.com/ercwl/status/1562673861434703876  1:43:25 What David’s Bullish On 1:45:05 What Ryan’s Bullish On 1:48:30 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/NFTek2424/status/1562809727608066048  ----- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures  #ethereum #eth #crypto #cryptonews #btc #bitcoin

26 August 2022


The Death of Crypto Privacy? with Jake Chervinsky

The Death of Crypto Privacy? with Jake Chervinsky

On today's State of the Nation, it's time to bring back the crypto legal mind of Jake Chervinsky. With the recent OFAC sanctions against Tornado Cash and the cascading chilling effect, our digital rights are under attack. Have we seen the death of crypto privacy? What can we do to help advocate for digital justice? As always, Jake brings a thoughtful and measured approach to these crucial topics. ------  Chainlink | Register for SmartCon 2022 with promo code “BANKLESS” https://bankless.cc/smartcon  ------  SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:   LENS | ACCESS CODE: VITALIK https://bankless.cc/Lens   ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave   JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ----- Resources: Jake Chervisnky: https://twitter.com/jchervinsky  Set Alex Free: https://setalexfree.nl/  ----- 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

24 August 2022


133 - Flashbots Saves Crypto with Stephane Gosselin

133 - Flashbots Saves Crypto with Stephane Gosselin

Stephane Gosselin is the Founder of Flashbots, an R&D organization that’s trying to fix the most pernicious problem in crypto—the problem of MEV (Maximum Extractable Value). Many of us are massively optimistic about crypto and aren’t worried too much about its future. However, this MEV thing could be our achilles heel. On this episode, we dive into what Stephane and his team are doing to make MEV less of a potential weak point, how MEV works, and what our industry would look like if Flashbots didn't exist. And of course—so much more. This is another fundamental Bankless episode that you won’t want to miss. ------ 📣 Chainlink | Register for SmartCon 2022 with promo code “BANKLESS” https://bankless.cc/smartcon  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: MERGE (only valid for 24 hours!) https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 9:28 MEV Explained & Its Importance 13:35 The Evil Side of MEV 21:26 MEV Utopia vs. Dystopia 28:54 Competitiveness, Market Structure, Equilibrium 32:10 MEV Supply Chain Crashcourse 37:24 Timeline 38:56 Flashbots Thesis 42:31 No MEV Geth Scenario 45:15 Flashbots Continued 49:10 Solutions 51:15 MEV Boost 1:00:18 MEV Boost Adoption 1:05:10 Differences in Staking APY 1:08:20 Flashbots Incentives 1:12:57 Infinite Problems to be Solved? 1:14:35 PBS 1:17:54 Relayer Role 1:20:05 Weird MEV Potential Merge Issues? 1:22:40 Byproducts of MEV Boost 1:27:17 New Builder Market Speculation 1:31:15 Stephane’s Optimism 1:32:55 Closing & Disclaimer ------ Resources: Stephane Gosselin https://twitter.com/thegostep  MEV-Boost in a Nutshell https://boost.flashbots.net/  Flashbots Blog Posts https://writings.flashbots.net/writings  Guide to Ethereum Roadmap https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/guide-to-the-ethereum-roadmap-jon#details  Ethereum’s Hidden Power Structure https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/125-matt-cutler#details  ----- 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.

22 August 2022


ROLLUP: Tornado Cash Fallout | Ethereum Merge Updates | $350m a16z Flow Buy | Sudoswap NFTs

ROLLUP: Tornado Cash Fallout | Ethereum Merge Updates | $350m a16z Flow Buy | Sudoswap NFTs

3rd Week of August, 2022 ------ 📣 Chainlink | Register for SmartCon 2022 with promo code “BANKLESS” https://bankless.cc/smartcon  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: VITALIK https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ----- Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 3:30 MARKETS 7:25 The Merge https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1559150913834684418  14:40 The S&P Price https://twitter.com/CanteringClark/status/1559164367903637506  16:10 Arthur Hayes Bullish https://cryptohayes.medium.com/eth-flexive-7e1921123f64 18:00 NEWS 19:00 Tornado Cash https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1558044593937170433  20:00 Arresting Developers! https://www.fiod.nl/arrest-of-suspected-developer-of-tornado-cash/ 22:12 Writing Code is a Crime? https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1559534385128415235  24:35 Coin Center Legal Analysis https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1559171083105976321 27:06 Historic Money Laundering https://twitter.com/avsa/status/1558076159102967810    31:18 Tornado Cash Backlash https://twitter.com/MicahZoltu/status/1558012733412753408  33:32 DeFi Backbone https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1558444605271597058  36:12 Censorship Resistance https://twitter.com/LefterisJP/status/1558944794658873344 36:47 Soft Fork Power https://twitter.com/ercwl/status/1559265708411965440  47:00 Eric Wall Takes https://twitter.com/ercwl/thread/1559678652308144129 50:24 BTC Maxi Twitter https://twitter.com/ercwl/status/1559265708411965440/retweets/with_comments 52:47 Press X to Slash https://twitter.com/brad_eth/status/1559355035623903233  56:00 Selkis Metal AF https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1558849512780734472  58:00 Toxic Maximalism https://twitter.com/ercwl/status/1559692710822481923  59:22 Kevin O’Leary https://www.tronweekly.com/tornado-cash-take-down-was-crucial-kevin-oleary/ 1:01:00 What We Can Do https://twitter.com/JWVerret/status/1559470517941329920  1:03:07 Digital Bill of Rights https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1558481645040197632  1:04:52 Gitcoin September 7th https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1559565929163390979  1:06:07 Celsius Down $3 Billion https://twitter.com/blockworks_/status/1559290989688274944  1:06:37 Mashinsky Trading Strategy https://t.co/IkjtzHp8zl 1:07:27 3ac New Yorker https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/three-arrows-capital-kyle-davies-su-zhu-crash.html 1:10:02 Genesis CEO Exits https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-08-17/genesis-ceo-steps-down-as-crypto-broker-slashes-its-workforce   1:12:30 The Exact Merge Time https://twitter.com/vdWijden/status/1559232749210406917 1:14:20 Gnosis Safe Airdrop https://twitter.com/OlimpioCrypto/thread/1560284884156956677 1:16:55 OpenSea Stolen NFT Policy https://decrypt.co/107368/opensea-changes-stolen-nft-policy-following-user-outcry 1:19:05 Sudoswap Crushing It https://thedefiant.io/sudoswap-nft-amm 1:19:30 BendDAO Liquidation Risk https://twitter.com/cirrusnft/status/1559954449002401792  1:22:12 Mailchimp Crypto Crackdown https://decrypt.co/107099/intuit-owned-mailchimp-is-banning-crypto-content-creators 1:22:50 Taiwan IPFS https://decrypt.co/107293/taiwan-turns-to-ipfs-tech-to-thwart-cyberattacks-from-china 1:25:25 SEC Suing Dragonchain https://cointelegraph.com/news/2017-icos-aren-t-over-yet-sec-files-suit-against-dragonchain-and-its-founder 1:27:32 Canada Crackdown? https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1560048202446999552  1:30:30 Inflation Reduction Act https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/12/house-to-vote-on-inflation-reduction-act-tax-and-climate-bill.html 1:32:10 Galleon Portfolios https://blog.galleon.community/introducing-galleon-portfolios-narrative-based-indices-65c50be51c28 1:33:20 a16z $350m in Flow with Adam Neumann https://twitter.com/andrewrsorkin/status/1559148342013296641  1:35:30 Dragonfly Buys Metastable https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/08/15/crypto-venture-capital-firm-dragonfly-buys-hedge-fund-report/  1:36:00 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs   1:38:00 Questions from the Nation https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1559934036352589825 1:38:45 Staking After the Merge https://twitter.com/mrymz_2/status/1559944361395101696  1:40:30 Post-Merge Narrative https://twitter.com/p3te_eth/status/1559947163832139777  1:42:00 TAKES 1:42:20 DYOR https://twitter.com/oooitscrime/status/1558846681747177476 1:44:25 Thanks OFAC! https://twitter.com/valkenburgh/status/1559544321489223682 1:46:15 What David’s Bullish On 1:47:04 What Ryan’s Bullish On 1:49:45 Meme of the Week https://twitter.com/null_eth/status/1557795334775926784 ----- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

19 August 2022


Is The Merge Priced In? with Hal Press & Ryan Berckmans

Is The Merge Priced In? with Hal Press & Ryan Berckmans

Is the Merge Priced In? The Ethereum Proof-of-Stake Merge looms around the corner, but how do the markets feel about it? Ryan Berckmans and Hal Press have a mutually bullish discussion about the Ethereum network today, tomorrow, and long-term. They're both bullish ETH, but differ on how it's going to play out. This is our favorite kind of debate.  ------ 📣 Chainlink | Register for SmartCon 2022 with promo code “BANKLESS” https://bankless.cc/smartcon  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: VITALIK https://bankless.cc/Lens 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync ----- Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 7:00 Hal & Ryan Thesis 18:28 The Merge is Happening 23:30 A Crowded Trade 29:23 Risks and Catalysts 36:10 Structural Significance 41:40 Blockspace Demand 46:40 Real vs Nominal Return 50:30 Miners vs Validators 56:00 Proof of Stake Wins 59:00 Store of Value 1:09:45 The Flippening 1:18:00 Price Predictions ----- Resources: Hal Press  https://twitter.com/NorthRockLP Ryan Berckmans https://twitter.com/ryanberckmans ----- 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

17 August 2022


Ethereum’s Progression with Hudson Jameson | Layer Zero

Ethereum’s Progression with Hudson Jameson | Layer Zero

Hudson Jameson is an Ethereum enthusiast and core developer liaison with a rich background in blockchain projects. He’s played an active role in shaping various online communities for decentralized technology, including Ethereum and more recently, Zcash. On today’s episode, Hudson shares his storied crypto journey starting in 2015 when he first became interested in Ethereum through the ups and downs he experienced as a part of Ethereum’s inner circle, all the way to what he’s up to today. Hudson closes with some heartfelt advice on burnout and mental health in the crypto space that you don’t want to miss. ------ 📣 Chainlink | Register for SmartCon 2022 with promo code “BANKLESS” https://bankless.cc/smartcon  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: MINTME https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:40 Hudson’s Background 6:54 2015 Crypto 9:00 Fork and Fair Launch Era 14:26 Early Tribalism 19:28 How Hudson Stumbled on Ethereum 23:43 Early Ethereum Culture 28:40 Progress Through the Chaos 33:12 How Vitalik Handled the Chaos 37:24 Why PoS Took So Long 38:45 When Bullish ETH Became Clear 41:34 Augur & ICOs 44:51 Hudson & Inner Circle in 2017 47:46 The DAO Hack 53:30 2018-2020 Bear Market 1:00:11 Core Devs Tug-a-War 1:08:00 The Ethereum Community 1:09:41 Hudson Steps Down From EF & Burnout Culture 1:14:35 Hudson’s Legacy So Far 1:17:05 Improving Crypto’s Culture 1:20:37 Privacy 1:21:45 Closing ------ Resources: Hudson Jameson https://twitter.com/hudsonjameson  https://hudsonjameson.com/  ----- 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.

16 August 2022


132 - Polynya's Crypto Thesis

132 - Polynya's Crypto Thesis

This conversation has been a long time coming. Polynya is a pseudonymous writer, investor, and crypto researcher.  Polynya coined the term “modular blockchain” and has been influential on 100 different crypto topics, most notably on rollups, though they’re quick to point out that rollups are no longer their main focus.  This is a unique episode, in which Bankless DAO’s Eureka John acts out Polynya’s voice based on a 5-hour text-based discord interview. Tune in as we explore Polynya’s fascinating mind, covering their broad crypto thesis, EIP-4844, and the future of Ethereum Scalability. ------ 📣 Forta | Help Make Web3 a Safer Place https://bankless.cc/Forta  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: MINTME https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 9:00 Polynya the Anon 13:45 Polynya IRL 20:05 Cautious Optimism 25:35 Polynya’s Crypto Thesis 29:58 Accruing Value at the L1 31:54 Bitcoin vs Ethereum 33:30 Alt-L1s and Decentralization 35:10 Everything is Finance 38:10 Layer 2 Value Capture 41:33 Rollups vs ETH 45:30 Increasing L2 Demand 47:40 Layer 2 Tokens 52:45 A Symbiotic Relationship 56:08 Cosmos and Alt-L1s 58:45 App-Specific Chains 1:00:30 All Just Chains and Bridges 1:02:14 Why Cardano Rocks and Sucks 1:04:23 Cults and Tribalism 1:05:20 Changing Crypto 1:06:54 Changing the World 1:07:35 Polynya’s Message 1:08:30 Thank You Polynya ------ Resources: Polynya on Twitter: https://twitter.com/apolynya?s=20&t=4Cws8vmOo7v2mRmI8mGyfw  Polynya’s Writing: https://polynya.medium.com/  Modular Blockchains: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ultra-scalable-ethereum  Eureka John: https://twitter.com/EurekaJohn1?s=20&t=ws5GNZKUSZtegsJQkvcuAg  ----- 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.

15 August 2022


ROLLUP: Goerli Merge | Tornado Cash Ban | Coinbase BlackRock Deal | Fake Solana DeFi?

ROLLUP: Goerli Merge | Tornado Cash Ban | Coinbase BlackRock Deal | Fake Solana DeFi?

2nd Week of August, 2022 ------ 📣 Forta | Help Make Web3 a Safer Place https://bankless.cc/Forta  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across 🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌴 MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO 🔐 LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered:   0:00 Intro   5:00 MARKETS   7:30 ETH BTC Ratio https://ratiogang.com/ 12:30 Gas Markets https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1555560926945939457?s=20&t=VcAg464--JOGiSzeNbyayA 15:45 CPI Interest https://twitter.com/business/status/1557345174015066113 20:00 Layer 2 TVL https://l2beat.com/ 20:40 VC Money https://twitter.com/fintechintern/status/1556444033555234816?s=21&t=XxUVGr0qz0svCx83Xdo7Rg 22:00 EIP-1559 Anniversary https://twitter.com/takenstheorem/status/1555531313939087363?s=20&t=ptIP5_rsdZo0gUdYXg7U5A   26:30 NEWS   27:15 Goerli Testnet Merge Announcement: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1557544247619878913?s=20&t=-_fuRP3eW2MCE2WHkiWXyQ Pandas! https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1557543798523146240?s=20&t=-_fuRP3eW2MCE2WHkiWXyQ Details: https://twitter.com/vdWijden/status/1557555377314701312?s=20&t=-_fuRP3eW2MCE2WHkiWXyQ     33:00 Tornado Cash Ban Press Release: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0916 37:10 Secretary Blinken https://twitter.com/SecBlinken/status/1556661834287140868?s=20&t=4wDLBQG8U7PusK0R-3UCTQ Full Story: https://youtu.be/lJZx8RyeJys 38:20 Freezing USDC https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1556712790894706688?s=21&t=iEzJRHGq48PgLH0Id10pNw 39:40 Github Suspensions https://twitter.com/semenov_roman_/status/1556717890308653059?s=20&t=-Um1R1tQa_4YPLFEAY9GGw 40:30 Summary Thread https://twitter.com/SethHertlein/thread/1557442355678117889 44:05 MakerDAO Impact https://thedefiant.io/tornado-impact-makerdao-dai 48:30 Normalizing Tyranny https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1557121749334065154?s=20&t=uv3Ux69ZVUrVvYjhUE9Okw   55:30 Fake Solana DeFi? https://www.coindesk.com/layer2/2022/08/04/master-of-anons-how-a-crypto-developer-faked-a-defi-ecosystem/   1:02:00 Coinbase BlackRock Partnership https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-selected-by-blackrock-provide-aladdin-clients-access-to-crypto-trading-and-custody-via-b9e7144f313d 1:03:00 Arbitrum Nova https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1557025237769805825 1:06:35 Uniswap Foundation https://gov.uniswap.org/t/temperature-check-create-the-uniswap-foundation/17358 1:07:30 MakerDAO HVBank https://twitter.com/SebVentures/status/1555234746539581444?s=20&t=rtTTlkxuLHK_73JuqFqrSA 1:09:05 Meta Instagram NFTs https://www.theblock.co/post/161497/meta-expands-digital-collectables-support-on-instagram-to-100-more-countries-adopts-flow-blockchain 1:09:30 Voyager Bankruptcy https://decrypt.co/106791/voyager-digital-approved-return-270-million-clients 1:10:10 Immutable Gamestop https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1556797772275208192 1:10:30 Vitalik Compression https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1554983955182809088?s=20&t=CP_wmjSv-X4KGDtdVjhk6A   1:12:30 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs   1:16:00 Questions from the Nation https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1557397382744006656?s=20&t=D9vf5Thb0BlBK7osdhdYyg 1:16:30 How to get the PoW fork? https://twitter.com/accounthome11/status/1557469851270238212?s=20&t=-_fuRP3eW2MCE2WHkiWXyQ 1:18:35 Bridge Risk https://twitter.com/avi_g_/status/1557406430977994752?s=20&t=-_fuRP3eW2MCE2WHkiWXyQ 1:22:00 Staking Wait Time https://twitter.com/mmaatt78/status/1557471309554237440?s=20&t=-_fuRP3eW2MCE2WHkiWXyQ   1:22:30 TAKES 1:23:00 Pausing OP Incentives https://twitter.com/apolynya/thread/1556848533596037120 1:24:10 NFT Roulette https://twitter.com/ryananderson/status/1555639880612564992 1:25:20 Banning SSL https://twitter.com/phunk9871/status/1557309945841958912?s=21&t=V2jbdxuDNkHwLw9ZWbuQyA 1:26:50 State of Market https://twitter.com/notthreadguy/status/1557370241377763329?s=20&t=FAvjCgR1WvvG4Fko8XHcug   1:27:30 What David’s Bullish On 1:30:10 What Ryan’s Bullish On   1:34:00 Meme of the Week https://twitter.com/calebini/status/1556090898487816192?s=20&t=qS3xmkeCe0NChYWbcVIgiA   ----- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

12 August 2022


Tornado Cash BANNED By OFAC... Is this the War on Crypto?

Tornado Cash BANNED By OFAC... Is this the War on Crypto?

On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department made a smart contract illegal.  They can do that??  David walks you through the news, with multiple interviews from Jerry Brito and Collins Belton, two experts in the matter.  Let us know how you like the format! ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro Opening Shot: https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1556743328774995971?s=20&t=OzfqFxxolrjhwZICo4KV6w  Ripple Effects: https://twitter.com/collins_belton/thread/1556650759994970113  Neutral Tool: https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1556667240711438337?s=20&t=avKH9mQ1_3KDno2P2THs7Q  4:00 What is OFAC? Overview: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/office-of-foreign-assets-control-sanctions-programs-and-information  Press Release: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0916  Sec Blinken: https://twitter.com/SecBlinken/status/1556677862345801728?s=20&t=QwqpNxU9CYKPz8LhBATSFQ  7:44 What is Tornado Cash? Breakdown: https://blog.chainalysis.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/tornado-pie-1536x1034.png  Treasury Misleading: https://twitter.com/USTreasury/status/1556655337431785472?s=20&t=Jw5y0Xr4fHSelCzfhWvYlQ  Alex Svanevik: https://twitter.com/ASvanevik/status/1556983834809614337?s=20&t=OCDr5P9jRweG9RVYdmmxKQ  10:20 Using Tornado Cash Neeraj Meme: https://twitter.com/NeerajKA/status/1556707552251060225?s=20&t=UNffL4gM4hBsaXDEZ0gJ_w  Clean ETH2 Addresses:  https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1556775153153048582?s=20&t=63-Nwh2Lv7u8tTC4E-CVUw  More Use Cases: https://twitter.com/RezaJafery/status/1556751888896258049?s=20&t=9rJ2buSh4PCTPMlNKezAyw  12:15 Banning Smart Contracts Coin Center Announcement: https://www.coincenter.org/u-s-treasury-sanction-of-privacy-tools-places-sweeping-restrictions-on-all-americans/  17:08 Ripple Effects Circle: https://www.theblock.co/post/162172/circle-freezes-usdc-funds-in-tornado-cashs-us-treasury-sanctioned-wallets  Github: https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1556721709931175937?s=20&t=LSCI_12-Giipv727Y52qUg  Infura & Alchemy: https://twitter.com/0xdev0/status/1556933551073153024  20:55 A Ban on Who? Cobie & Gainzy: https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1556647650212155394?s=20&t=F8nhR0zX4PkbGGOl1JmBCQ  Depositing .1 ETH: https://twitter.com/josephdelong/status/1557011056572129280?s=20&t=F1JszlO7Zm0lm4EGsgBrNg  23:14 A Chilling Effect Attacking Free Speech: https://twitter.com/matthew_d_green/status/1556764387796340736?s=20&t=w8K19sEWj_AVS372HOjHTw  25:47 Decentralization Priorities: https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1556825245381578753?s=20&t=63-Nwh2Lv7u8tTC4E-CVUw  ----- 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

11 August 2022


Cryptographer David Chaum | Layer Zero

Cryptographer David Chaum | Layer Zero

David Chaum is a computer scientist and an OG member of the cryptography community. His innovation has driven much of the mathematical foundation of cryptocurrency, and he continues to work on projects like xx Network. In 1985, David issued this warning to the public: “Computerization is robbing individuals of the ability to monitor and control the ways information about them is used. Already, public and private sector organizations acquire extensive personal information and exchange it amongst themselves… The automation of payment and other consumer transactions is expanding these dangers to an unprecedented extent.” In today’s surveillance capitalism, it’s clear that we need cryptography now more than ever. ------ 📣 Forta | Help Make Web3 a Safer Place https://bankless.cc/Forta  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴 MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger   ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:00 David Chaum 11:30 60s Technology 20:00 60s Culture 23:55 A New Direction in Cryptography 33:30 The Fork in the Road 41:50 Minimum Disclosure 48:25 Traffic Analysis 56:05 Surveillance Capitalism 1:02:00 The State of Data Today 1:12:00 New Ideas and Society 1:15:40 Advice to Crypto ------ Resources: David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaumdotcom?s=20&t=u3ULosGOPIOTPZobdnMKkw  David’s Website: https://chaum.com/  ----- 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.

9 August 2022


131 - Rise of the Network State | Balaji Srinivasan

131 - Rise of the Network State | Balaji Srinivasan

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-rise-of-the-network-state  Balaji Srinivasan is an investor, founder, and Former CTO of Coinbase and GP at a16z and author of The Network State, which will be the main focus of the podcast today. The Network State explores ideas surrounding digital communities and the future of how we coordinate as a species. A startup society fosters the emergence of network unions, which evolve into a network archipelago—eventually calcifying into the network state. As we muse about the fate of human systems, we explore mental models for understanding the digital revolution and how we can allow coordination to thrive. ------ 📣 Forta | Help Make Web3 a Safer Place https://bankless.cc/Forta ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴 MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:19 Common Denominators 8:50 Micro vs. Macro History 15:15 The Network State 19:05 Online Communities 23:50 Nation vs. The State 36:20 Why A Nation State 40:18 The One Commandment 1:02:44 Being Inside the Network State 1:08:00 Bankess x the Network State 1:13:38 What’s the Incentive? 1:19:30 Violence’s Role 1:33:48 Non-Wealthy Critique 1:38:53 Everyone Joins the Network State 1:44:20 Network State Action Items 1:48:46 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Balaji https://twitter.com/balajis  The Network State https://thenetworkstate.com/  Dashboard https://thenetworkstate.com/dashboard  Vitalik’s Review https://vitalik.ca/general/2022/07/13/networkstates.html#what-is-a-network-state  One Commandment https://thenetworkstate.com/the-one-commandment  FDIC Insured Bank Charts & Fintech Tweets https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1351068210930601984  ----- 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.

8 August 2022


ROLLUP: Solana Wallet Hack | Nomad Bridge Hack | Ethereum PoW Chain | DeFi Tokens | Coinbase ETH Staking

ROLLUP: Solana Wallet Hack | Nomad Bridge Hack | Ethereum PoW Chain | DeFi Tokens | Coinbase ETH Staking

First Friday of August, 2022 ------ 📣 Forta | Help Make Web3 a Safer Place https://bankless.cc/Forta ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across 🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌴 MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO 🔐 LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:00 MARKETS 7:23 All Time High https://messari.io/screener/bear-market-vibes-C66F0A22 9:30 Mainstream ETH https://twitter.com/TheStalwart/status/1554061312443006976 11:15 Bullish on the Merge https://twitter.com/data_always/status/1554521769591144448 15:20 Ethereum ESG https://twitter.com/Data_Always/thread/1554560847585886210 17:02 ENS Boom https://twitter.com/ensdomains/status/1554099225352290304 20:20 Opensea.eth https://twitter.com/degentraland/status/1554592812674449410 22:00 NEWS 24:00 $200m Nomad Bridge Hack https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/08/02/nomad-bridge-drained-of-nearly-200-million-in-exploit/ 31:55 Returning Funds https://www.theblock.co/post/161175/nomad-hack-ethical-hackers-return-9-million-to-exploited-crypto-bridge-platform 33:45 Are All Bridges Vulnerable? https://twitter.com/bkiepuszewski/thread/1554375783577276416 38:45 Bridge Security https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1483803596055621632 48:35 Solana Wallet Hack https://thedefiant.io/solana-wallet-breach/ 49:30 Explaining the Hack https://twitter.com/milesdeutscher/thread/1554853898497576960 52:20 Plaintext 54:00 David’s Wallet Advice https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1554628479848685572 59:05 Ethereum Proof of Work Chain https://twitter.com/ceterispar1bus/status/1553113853361258505 1:06:00 Other News 1:08:00 Aave Multichain Strategy https://cointelegraph.com/news/aave-devs-propose-freezing-fantom-integration-citing-lack-of-traction-and-potential-vulnerability 1:10:10 SushiSwap Chef Compensation https://thedefiant.io/sushiswap-head-chef-may-pocket-a-third-of-all-tokens-paid-to-staff/ 1:10:40 Optimism Bedrock https://twitter.com/optimismFND/thread/1554528451767451650 1:13:15 Happy Birthday Ethereum! https://twitter.com/BlockGeekDima/status/1553331229285548044 1:13:35 Michael Saylor Steps Down https://twitter.com/tier10k/status/1554558287940669440 1:15:30 NFT News Tiffany CryptoPunks https://twitter.com/tiffanyandco/status/1553742328652877827 Magic Eden Supporting ETH https://twitter.com/MagicEden/status/1554497669032206336 Rainbow Wallet https://twitter.com/rainbowdotme/status/1551978336359890944 StarkNet https://twitter.com/aspectdotco/status/1554119172262490112 1:19:00 Robinhood Fined $30M https://twitter.com/alyssachoo_/thread/1554493577249669123 1:20:08 Commodity Senate Bill https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/senate-bill-would-hand-bitcoin-ether-oversight-commodities-regulator-2022-08-03/ 1:21:00 SEC Charges Forsage https://www.theblock.co/post/160624/sec-charges-forsage-founders-promoters-in-300-million-crypto-ponzi-scheme-lawsuit 1:21:50 Quick News Hits Celsius Leak https://blockworks.co/celsius-admits-customer-emails-leaked-in-third-party-data-breach/ Babel Finance https://www.theblock.co/post/160230/babel-finance-crypto-lost-280-million-proprietary-trading-restructuring Coinbase ETH Staking https://twitter.com/CoinbaseInsto/status/1554186523800526848 Swell Network https://twitter.com/swellnetworkio/status/1552891765237026816 Immutable X Gamestop https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1552821358773448705 1:23:36 Raises Variant Fund III https://variant.fund/articles/introducing-variant-fund-iii/ Vee Friends a16z https://blog.veefriends.com/veefriends-closes-seed-round-from-a16z-crypto-afa151561051 1:24:15 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 1:26:00 Questions from the Nation 1:27:30 DCA into a Token https://twitter.com/Madge_80/status/1554862719223963652 1:31:00 Getting a Job in Crypto https://twitter.com/patduds/status/1554876401928454144 1:33:00 TAKES 1:33:30 Authoritarian vs Libertarian https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1552776283968323585 1:35:30 Goalposts Moving https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1553750144515842049 1:36:30 Call Out Scammers https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1554258761727938561 1:39:55 Caring About Decentralization https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1553488247564767234 1:41:00 Fees-Driven Bulls Market https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1553477269544484864 1:42:12 What David’s Bullish On 1:43:25 What Ryan’s Bullish On 1:46:20 Meme of the Week https://twitter.com/memejority/status/1554493706945720321?s=21&t=tu1DynjBZTppSHroSEfswg ----- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

5 August 2022


The zkWars | zkSync & Scroll

The zkWars | zkSync & Scroll

The zkWars are heating up. With 3 different teams recently announcing their zkEVM, we’re joined by Alex Gluchowski of zkSync and Ye Zhang of Scroll. Optimism’s Ben Jones cohosts as we explore why zkEVM is such a big deal, the respective roadmaps to mainnet, and of course… wen token? ------ 📣 Forta | Help Make Web3 a Safer Place https://bankless.cc/Forta ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across 🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌴 MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO 🔐 LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:15 Crypto 101 10:00 Alex and Ye 13:25 zkSync 18:20 Scroll 22:30 What's Different about zkSync 31:10 What's Different about Scroll 37:15 zkProof Performance 41:30 Decentralizing Provers 46:30 Approaching Developers 57:07 Challenges to Upgrading 1:03:40 Vibe Check 1:09:20 Centralized Keys 1:17:45 Closing ------ Resources: Ben Jones https://twitter.com/ben_chain Alex Gluchowski https://twitter.com/gluk64 Ye Zhang https://twitter.com/yezhang1998 ----- 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

3 August 2022


The Centralized Food Production Crisis | Anthony Gustin

The Centralized Food Production Crisis | Anthony Gustin

Anthony Gustin is the host of The Natural State Podcast, author of the best-selling, “Keto Answers,” and former sports rehab clinician turned entrepreneur, amateur farmer, investor, and advisor. You might be noticing that Anthony isn’t a crypto bro. However, as David explains in many Bankless episodes, crypto principles can be seen in many other industries as well—including the food industry. ------ 📣 Forta | Help Make Web3 a Safer Place https://bankless.cc/Forta  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴 MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 7:35 Anthony’s Background 11:35 Centralized Food Production 14:08 Divergent Food Products 20:29 Fake Food Ingredients 22:30 Government Lobbying 25:40 Corn Subsidization 28:07 Remaining Problems 31:20 Disconnection to Food 36:11 Fragility Monocrop Culture 42:40 Systems Breaking Down 48:26 What Anthony’s Excited About 51:07 The Path Forward 1:05:00 Regeneration, Carbon, & Methane 1:20:19 Sustainable Scaling Solutions 1:28:43 Advice For You 1:32:18 Sunburn & Seed Oils 1:36:08 More Advice 1:38:58 Anthony’s Question to David 1:42:36 Closing ------ Resources: Anthony Gustin https://dranthonygustin.com/  Ground Work Collective https://groundworkcollective.com/  Anthony’s Twitter https://twitter.com/dranthonygustin/  Anthony’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dranthonygustin/  ----- 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 August 2022


The Nounders | 4156, VapeApe, Seneca | Nouns DAO Series Ep #1

The Nounders | 4156, VapeApe, Seneca | Nouns DAO Series Ep #1

In this two-part Bankless Series, we're exploring the Nouns DAO. In episode one, we're chatting with The Nounders, aka the founders of the Nouns DAO. In episode two, we'll be chatting with a few Nouners, aka some Nouns DAO members. The Nouns project has taken the crypto ecosystem by storm. Hear why and how in the episode! ------ 📣 Forta | Help Make Web3 a Safer Place https://bankless.cc/Forta  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴 MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 6:00 Nouns DAO Origin 9:05 CryptoPunks vs. Nouns 11:55 4156's Tweet Thread 13:05 Noun Distribution Mechanism 22:20 Noun Art, Properties, & Rarity 37:00 Nouns Governance 44:25 Nounish Culture & Direction 52:00 Nouns DAO Proposals 54:50 Nouners Wednesday Episode 57:05 Closing Resources: 4156 https://twitter.com/punk4156  Vapeape https://twitter.com/punk4464  Seneca https://twitter.com/cryptoseneca  Nouns DAO https://twitter.com/nounsdao  ----- 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 August 2022


130 - How to Fix DeFi Tokens | Hasu

130 - How to Fix DeFi Tokens | Hasu

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-how-to-fix-defi-tokens  This is Hasu’s 5th appearance on Bankless and this might be his best one yet. If you’re unfamiliar, Hasu is a crypto-economic researcher at Paradigm, strategist at Flashbots solving MEV, host of Uncommon Core, and more recently, a Governor delegate for MakerDAO and overall DAO governance thinker. In this episode, we’re going to reorg your brain about what it means to be a DAO. Hear what’s broken about DAOs, the potential solutions, what regulation could do to help, and so much more. ------ 📣 Forta | Help Make Web3 a Safer Place https://bankless.cc/Forta  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴 MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:10 DeFi Token Brokenness 12:36 Treasury Management 15:29 Uniswap Token & Fees 27:09 Uniswap’s Strategy 29:58 DAO Governance & Business 33:06 DAOs vs. Digital Organizations 41:55 Regulation vs. DAO Governance 44:53 Founder & Protocol Alignment 50:09 Regulatory Clarity 1:00:16 Regulation’s Bull Case 1:03:58 Game Theory & Gov. Adoption 1:08:05 DAO Constitutions 1:13:13 The Value Prop of DeFi 1:21:03 SubDAOs & Voting 1:28:00 DAO Costs 1:31:04 Summary & Action Items 1:34:09 Why Be Optimistic of DeFi 1:40:53 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Hasu https://twitter.com/hasufl  Fake Dao vs Real Daos by Gabriel Shapiro https://lexnode.substack.com/p/defining-real-and-fake-daos  The Market for Promises by Anthony Lee Zhang https://anthonyleezhang.substack.com/p/the-market-for-promises  A Stupid Simple Governance Framework by Andrew Beal https://30000feet.substack.com/p/issue-72-a-stupid-simple-governance  Hasu’s Recent Maker Governance Post https://vote.makerdao.com/address/0xafaff1a605c373b43727136c995d21a7fcd08989#delegate-credentials  ----- 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.

1 August 2022


EthCC #5 | "The Cosmos (ATOM) Thesis" -  Sunny Aggarwal

EthCC #5 | "The Cosmos (ATOM) Thesis" - Sunny Aggarwal

🇫🇷 Welcome to the Bankless EthCC 2022 Experience 🇫🇷 With fantastic guests from all corners of the ecosystem, this 8-part series is an exploration of crypto culture and the current state of Ethereum. In episode 5, Sunny Aggarwal joins us from the Cosmos ecosystem, and gives the high level on one of the more compelling theses in the crypto space. ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🚀ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across 🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌴MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO 🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 2:30 Sunny and EthCC 4:00 The Cosmos Vision 7:50 Horizontal vs Vertical 11:50 Acceleration Strategies 14:40 Ethereum Cosmos Overlap ----- Resources: Sunny on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sunnya97 ----- 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.

30 July 2022


EthCC #6 | Stani Kulechov - "GHO is the Next Big Stablecoin"

EthCC #6 | Stani Kulechov - "GHO is the Next Big Stablecoin"

🇫🇷 Welcome to the Bankless EthCC 2022 Experience 🇫🇷 With fantastic guests from all corners of the ecosystem, this 8-part series is an exploration of crypto culture and the current state of Ethereum. In episode 6, we’re joined by Stani from Aave. With the GHO Stablecoin and Lens Protocol tackling two different corners of the crypto ecosystem, we explore the Web3 movement—where we’ve been, and where we’re headed. ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: WAGMI https://bankless.cc/Lens 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 2:30 Stani Vibe Check 4:10 Analyzing the Ecosystem 7:20 Web3 Social Footprint 11:49 Non-Financial Use Cases 15:15 The Web3 Data Stack 19:24 The GHO Stablecoin ------ Resources: Stani on Lens: https://www.lensfrens.xyz/stani.lens ----- 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.

30 July 2022


EthCC #7 | "The Web3 Identity Meta" - Evin McMullen

EthCC #7 | "The Web3 Identity Meta" - Evin McMullen

🇫🇷 Welcome to the Bankless EthCC 2022 Experience 🇫🇷 With fantastic guests from all corners of the ecosystem, this 8-part series is an exploration of crypto culture and the current state of Ethereum. In the 7th episode, Disco’s Evin McMullen joins to discuss Web3 Identity and her work with VCs (Verifiable Credentials) ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🚀ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across 🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌴MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO 🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:00 Evin in Paris 5:15 What’s Left to Do? 7:40 The Web3 Data Stack 12:00 The Emergent Human 15:30 Sybil Resistance 18:30 The Future of Identity 20:40 The Build Market ------ Resources: Evin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/provenauthority?s=20&t=GL1yGJyZjY92NyVIeCqfBA ----- 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.

30 July 2022


EthCC #8 | "1 Million Devs, 1 Billion Users" - Kevin Owocki & Austin Griffith

EthCC #8 | "1 Million Devs, 1 Billion Users" - Kevin Owocki & Austin Griffith

🇫🇷 Welcome to the Bankless EthCC 2022 Experience 🇫🇷 With fantastic guests from all corners of the ecosystem, this 8-part series is an exploration of crypto culture and the current state of Ethereum. In the 8th and final episode, we bring on the powerhouse duo of Austin Griffith and Kevin Owocki. This one is a lot of fun, and both of these builders are moving the space towards a more just, robust ecosystem. ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: WAGMI https://bankless.cc/Lens 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync ----- 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.

30 July 2022


ROLLUP: Coinbase Insider Trading | Three Arrows Capital Speaks! | The Merge Approaches

ROLLUP: Coinbase Insider Trading | Three Arrows Capital Speaks! | The Merge Approaches

4th Week of July, 2022 ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ------ 0:00 Intro 4:00 MARKETS 4:05 BTC Price 4:30 ETH Price 5:44 ETH/BTC 6:35 Total Crypto Market Cap 6:48 Gas Markets 8:18 Federal Reserve 18:34 NFT Price Floor Numbers https://nftpricefloor.com/  21:06 Merge Sell Pressure  https://twitter.com/DeFiSurfer808/status/1550215641248026624  23:53 ETH vs. BTC Bear Market Chart https://twitter.com/FelixOHartmann/status/1551323998465794050  31:15 NEWS 31:20 Three Arrows Capital Speaks 32:05 3AC Speaks https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-22/three-arrows-founders-en-route-to-dubai-describe-ltcm-moment#xj4y7vzkg  36:00 RSA Takeaway https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1550481320933003265  41:50 Coinbase Insider Trading 41:55 Former Coinbase PM Arrested https://www.theblock.co/post/158960/former-coinbase-product-manager-arrested-on-insider-trading-charges  45:05 Jake Take https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1550156019296247810  46:05 Jake 2nd Thread https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/thread/1550515627961589762  48:25 Coinbase Does Not List Securities https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-does-not-list-securities-end-of-story-e58dc873be79  50:30 Statement of Commissoner Caroline D. Pham on SEC https://www.cftc.gov/PressRoom/SpeechesTestimony/phamstatement072122  52:38 SEC Probe https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/26/coinbase-shares-tumble-after-report-that-its-facing-sec-probe.html  https://twitter.com/0xSisyphus/status/1552300223682281472  52:55 Coinbase Down Bad 53:29 Cathie Wood $ARKK Sold 1.41M Shares https://twitter.com/unusual_whales/status/1552085054653730816 53:53 Remember DeFi? https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1550450216201076736  56:40 Georli Testnet Merge https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1552712874543439876  59:30 ETH 59:57 zkEVM Differences https://twitter.com/socketdottech/status/1550149054243360768  1:03:32 Uniswap Fees CRUSHING IT https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1551579707736473601  1:04:20 Uniswap Fee Switch Debate https://gov.uniswap.org/t/fee-switch-design-space-next-steps/17132  1:06:00 AntPool Believes! (Will no one fork Ethereum?) https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/07/26/antpool-supports-ethereum-classic-ecosystem-with-10m-investment/  1:09:10 ETC Pumping lately https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/ethereum-classic  1:10:40 NFTs 1:10:50 POAP Making Moves in the WNBA https://twitter.com/leadinscientist/status/1552298253194076166  https://poap.gallery/event/55974  1:12:30 REGULATION Crypto Transactions Less Than $50 https://decrypt.co/106006/bipartisan-bill-seeks-to-eliminate-taxes-on-crypto-transactions-under-50  1:13:20 MISC 1:13:35 Solana Physical Stores https://twitter.com/Scott_eth/status/1551539635137953793  1:14:05 Chipotle Dips into Crypto with ‘Buy the Dip’ Promo https://decrypt.co/105916/chipotles-buy-the-dip-promo-includes-200k-in-crypto-for-customers-coinbase-accounts  1:14:35 RELEASES 1:14:40 Mirror’s Web3 Subscriptions https://dev.mirror.xyz/Jn62zF5n62BfowdaFgm3uIx3Fgp2vIR7b-HTSxKVXqk  1:15:25 WalletConnect Chat https://twitter.com/WalletConnect/status/1550061470595137536  1:15:50 RAISES 1:15:55 Aptos $150M From FTX Ventures, Jump Crypto & More https://medium.com/aptoslabs/entering-the-next-phase-of-the-aptos-journey-with-added-funding-and-new-partners-d4daa03dd17c  1:18:18 Unstoppable Domains reaches unicorn status $65M Series A https://blockworks.co/unstoppable-domains-reaches-unicorn-status-after-latest-raise/  1:18:45 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  1:20:10 Devcon https://devcon.org/tickets/  https://forms.gle/x6GHpq8MAZJCwwsq5  https://devcon.org/en/bogota/  1:23:20 Questions of the Week https://twitter.com/MyMoneyPlanCH/status/1552341093911613441  https://twitter.com/FunnaEth/status/1552329571487432704  https://twitter.com/Sjr05d/status/1552324854522810368  1:33:27 TAKES 1:33:30 CT Sentiment (Hot and Cold) https://twitter.com/CryptoCronkite/status/1552244606166831104  1:33:55 What Leads? ​​https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1552452639249600514   1:35:50 Seattle NFT Museum https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1551312206704381952  1:36:50 Vitalik: Update on Roadmap https://imgur.com/zrS4A3N  https://imgur.com/bb4AmvR  1:40:40 What David’s Bullish On 1:43:50 What Ryan’s Bullish On 1:47:16 Meme of the Week https://twitter.com/HsakaTrades/status/1552648542153351169  1:48:15 Closing & Disclaimers ——- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

29 July 2022


EthCC #1 | Vitalik - "The Merge Isn't Priced In"

EthCC #1 | Vitalik - "The Merge Isn't Priced In"

🇫🇷 Welcome to the Bankless EthCC 2022 Experience 🇫🇷 With fantastic guests from all corners of the ecosystem, this 8-part series is an exploration of crypto culture and the current state of Ethereum. This first episode is with Vitalik himself, in which we discuss his takes on the Ethereum roadmap, developer morale as we approach the Merge, and his incomparable drip. ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: WAGMI https://bankless.cc/Lens 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 2:30 Vitalik’s New Meta 8:45 Ethereum Builds Faster 14:27 Developer Morale 17:11 Vitalik’s Drip 18:55 The App Layer 28:08 Surviving Conferences 29:45 Improving Communities ------ Resources: Vitalik on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin Vitalik’s EthCC Talk: https://youtu.be/kGjFTzRTH3Q ----- 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.

29 July 2022


EthCC #2 | Kain Warwick - "The Crypto Fees Boom"

EthCC #2 | Kain Warwick - "The Crypto Fees Boom"

🇫🇷 Welcome to the Bankless EthCC 2022 Experience 🇫🇷 With fantastic guests from all corners of the ecosystem, this 8-part series is an exploration of crypto culture and the current state of Ethereum. With Episode 2, Kain Warwick from Synthetix joins us to frame the next bull market. Pockets of DeFi are heating up, the Layer 2 narrative has room to breathe, and electricity (hopefully not COVID) is in the air. ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: WAGMI https://bankless.cc/Lens 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:30 Kain Warwick 5:20 EthCC 2022 8:05 Alt Layer 1s 13:00 Layer 2 Vibes 16:00 The Fees Boom 18:27 Kain vs Su Zhu 21:17 Bull Market Goggles 23:14 Setting up the Next Bull ------ Resources: Kain on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaiynne ----- 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.

29 July 2022


EthCC #3 | "StarkWare isn't Leaving Ethereum" - Eli Ben-Sasson and Uri Kolodny

EthCC #3 | "StarkWare isn't Leaving Ethereum" - Eli Ben-Sasson and Uri Kolodny

🇫🇷 Welcome to the Bankless EthCC 2022 Experience 🇫🇷 With fantastic guests from all corners of the ecosystem, this 8-part series is an exploration of crypto culture and the current state of Ethereum. In episode 3, we cover the recent announcement of the StarkWare token launch, the exploding zkEVM ecosystem, and the future of StarkWare. ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🚀ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across 🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌴MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO 🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 2:30 Eli and Uri 4:52 zkEVM Explosion 10:30 The StarkWare Approach 16:20 StarkNet on Ethereum 19:35 The StarkNet Token 24:30 Token Models 26:53 The Future of StarkWare ------ Resources: Eli on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EliBenSasson Uri on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ukolodny StarkWare: https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd ----- 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.

29 July 2022


EthCC #4 | "The Polygon zkEVM Frontier" - Mihailo Bjelic

EthCC #4 | "The Polygon zkEVM Frontier" - Mihailo Bjelic

🇫🇷 Welcome to the Bankless EthCC 2022 Experience 🇫🇷 With fantastic guests from all corners of the ecosystem, this 8-part series is an exploration of crypto culture and the current state of Ethereum. In episode 4, Mihailo Bjelic joins us to discuss the announcement of Polygon’s zkEVM. This explosive headline comes alongside three other zkEVM announcements.  Why now? What does this all mean?! ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: WAGMI https://bankless.cc/Lens 🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave 🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:00 Polygon zkEVM Announcements 6:50 How it Works 10:00 Road to Maine 15:30 EVM Equivalence 19:30 EthCC 2021 ------ Resources: Mihailo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic Polygon: https://twitter.com/0xPolygon ----- 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.

29 July 2022


DeFi Didn't Break with Dan Morehead & Joey Krug

DeFi Didn't Break with Dan Morehead & Joey Krug

Many things have broken in the last few months during crypto's bear market. However, DeFi didn't break. Dan Morehead and Joey Krug explain why. Dan founded Pantera in 2003, then pivoted into cryptocurrency in 2013 and went all in on crypto, and is the firm's CEO. Joey joined Pantera in 2017 as co-CIO and is a seasoned builder/investor in the crypto space. Both repeat Bankless guests and both know more than a thing or two about crypto and investing. ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: WAGMI https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 6:15 The Past Few Months 10:28 Crypto's 2008 Moment 12:40 The Mainstream Media Story 16:45 CeFi vs. DeFi Confusion 21:45 Media Incentives 24:00 DeFi vs. Wall Street 30:45 DeFi is Too Referential Critique 33:38 DeFi Worked Great 37:05 Transparency Thoughts 43:15 2008 Prevented with DeFi? 49:35 Educating Retail 53:39 Was This Surprising? 55:00 Quick Macro Takes 58:20 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Dan Morehead https://twitter.com/dan_pantera  Joey Krug https://twitter.com/joeykrug  DeFi Worked Great https://panteracapital.com/blockchain-letter/defi-worked-great/  Pantera https://panteracapital.com/  ----- 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

27 July 2022


129 - Why the Crypto Critics Are Wrong | Matthew Green

129 - Why the Crypto Critics Are Wrong | Matthew Green

Matthew Green is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at John Hopkins University, where he teaches courses, cryptography, distributed computing systems, blockchains, and cryptocurrency. He also helped create Zerocash, one of the first privacy cryptocurrency experiments, and ultimately influenced the Zcash protocol. He recently wrote an article titled, “In Defense of Crypto(Currency)”, in response to an open letter to Congress, signed by a large group of technologists, denouncing the entire premise of cryptocurrency and urging congress to strongly regulate the space. In this episode, Matthew talks about his article, how crypto can do better as an industry, and why to be optimistic about the future of crypto. ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:34 Letter to Congress 12:27 Matthew’s Background 15:45 Why Write This Letter 19:03 Crypto Haters 24:14 What to do About Scams 28:45 Regulation 32:28 Addressing Concrete Objections 35:36 PoW Climate Issue 38:06 Blockchains Transfer Reversal 45:50 Crypto Doesn’t Scale Claim 50:42 Privacy Claims 1:02:43 Annoying Hype 1:05:50 Doing Better as an Industry 1:10:25 Matthew’s Favorite Project 1:14:58 Why Be Optimistic About Crypto 1:17:13 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Matthew Green https://twitter.com/matthew_d_green  Letter to Congress https://concerned.tech/  In Defense of Crypto(Currency) https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2022/06/09/in-defense-of-cryptocurrency/  ----- 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.

25 July 2022


ROLLUP: Tesla Sells Bitcoin | Minecraft NFT Ban | Polygon zkRollup | Genesis 3ac | Ethereum Merge

ROLLUP: Tesla Sells Bitcoin | Minecraft NFT Ban | Polygon zkRollup | Genesis 3ac | Ethereum Merge

3rd Week of July, 2022 ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ------ 0:00 Intro 6:00 MARKETS 7:55 Is the Bear Market Over? https://messari.io/screener/bear-market-vibes-C66F0A22  15:45 Inflation https://twitter.com/MacroAlf/status/1549529768185319424  19:55 The DXY https://imgur.com/0oW7kWM  20:40 Arthur Hayes https://cryptohayes.medium.com/a-samurai-a-knight-and-a-yankee-211bf975a31d  26:50 Is DeFi Back? https://thedefiant.io/defi-stalwarts-outperform  29:49 NFTs vs Tokens https://twitter.com/ElBarto_Crypto/status/1548684477605486592?s=20&t=TA5HajuF9HNnYpyM0mh4lA  NEWS 33:00 The Merge Timeline https://twitter.com/superphiz/status/1547643255335968771?s=20&t=kjMcHcVWqakGNWdQ9qaT-Q  36:35 zkRollup Season https://twitter.com/jadler0/status/1549764211542315008?s=20&t=qzZC-8j_L3ibDC2lLMa9dA  43:25 EVM Equivalence vs Compatible https://blog.polygon.technology/the-future-is-now-for-ethereum-scaling-introducing-polygon-zkevm/?utm_source=Twitter-Main+&utm_medium=Post+&utm_campaign=Tier-1-Announcement  46:03 zkSync 2.0 https://twitter.com/zksync/status/1549757888641437696?s=20&t=ZAR1kCt0uKILsF9_FdM2vQ  47:40 Scroll https://twitter.com/Scroll_ZKP/status/1549268276152500225?s=20&t=4FcId8XcvMVO4XBFgxEmcw  49:12 3ac Drama Continues https://www.docdroid.net/xKIqrjq/20220709-3ac-bvi-liquidation-recognition-1st-affidavit-of-russell-crumpler-filed-pdf  49:50 Genesis Lent 2.3 Billion https://twitter.com/theblock__/status/1549060746096566274?s=21&t=PqGwDZSYsmKYCZPNWTkiOQ  52:40 Su Zhu Audacity https://finbold.com/three-arrows-capital-co-founder-files-5-million-claim-against-own-firm-while-on-the-run  55:00 Celsius Debt https://blockworks.co/celsius-faces-heat-for-1-2b-balance-sheet-hole-customers-owed-4-7b  57:00 USDC Transparency https://twitter.com/jerallaire/status/1547608325478498307?s=20&t=nwzfZpHnKb1bO7VghA1khw  59:05 Aave Balancer Swap https://twitter.com/llama/status/1549412411077283842  59:55 Curve Stablecoin https://twitter.com/napgener/status/1550050875414126592?s=20&t=vdK4MuzT-DknxA79kXe6lg  1:00:25 OpenSea Layoffs https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/07/14/opensea-lays-off-roughly-20-of-its-staff/  1:01:05 PROOF Acquires Divergence https://decrypt.co/105061/kevin-roses-proof-acquires-ethereum-nft-divergence  1:02:14 Minecraft Bans NFTs https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/minecraft-and-nfts  1:07:15 Nickelodeon Volume https://twitter.com/nickelodeon_nft/status/1549626025134370817  1:08:15 ENS Domains https://twitter.com/wongisrite/status/1549100589396758529  1:10:08 Tesla Sells Bitcoin https://twitter.com/cryptokaleo/status/1549851605520064513?s=21&t=yC_4hIWv4-Xt82BuWA_EfQ  1:12:04 Across Token Launch https://twitter.com/AcrossProtocol/status/1549439826038071296  13:36 Optic Raise https://www.theblock.co/post/158678/nft-fraud-fighters-optic-raise-11-million-in-seed-funding-round  1:14:10 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  1:16:00 Questions of the Week 1:17:30 Rocket Pool Benefits https://twitter.com/1349RS/status/1549798302585180160?s=20&t=HCuz2QS6CRVV_WgL4plnvg  1:20:35 zk Energy Consumption https://twitter.com/icohgnito/status/1549795838741790722?s=20&t=HCuz2QS6CRVV_WgL4plnvg  1:22:30 Polygon Token Alignment https://twitter.com/Madge_80/status/1549832732716552192?s=20&t=HCuz2QS6CRVV_WgL4plnvg  1:26:30 TAKES 1:27:30 BlockFi vs Celsius https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1547995516310409219?s=20&t=KSw1S9w18N9PAnbUhQb51Q  1:28:35 Tech and Social https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1549812828210601985?s=20&t=HWLmLcjY2ohQ-fAm-PKnKQ  1:32:55 We are Bitcoiners https://twitter.com/coryklippsten/status/1549547384127889408?s=20&t=4bBZ8tbrX6sZLfz7sRALCg  1:40:55 The Right Time https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1549691597373194242  1:42:00 What David’s Bullish On 1:44:10 What Ryan’s Bullish On 1:47:55 Moment of Zen https://twitter.com/songadaymann/status/1548428696154869760?s=21&t=dfrJJ_wkbZAwgb7yNdXgkA  ——- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

22 July 2022


Merge vs. Macro with Travis Kling

Merge vs. Macro with Travis Kling

Travis Kling is the founder of Ikigai Asset Management, and on today's State of the Nation, we're tackling the biggest trade of the year. While the global market fundamentals crumble, the Ethereum ecosystem looks primed to make history with a successful transition to Proof-of-Stake. What does this mean for crypto? How is a seasoned investor going to take advantage of a chaotic 2022? ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: WAGMI https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ------ Resources: Travis Kling https://twitter.com/Travis_Kling  Ikigai Asset Management https://www.ikigai.fund/  ----- 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

20 July 2022


128 - Scariest Macro Setup In 20+ Years | Luke Gromen

128 - Scariest Macro Setup In 20+ Years | Luke Gromen

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/128-luke-gromen-debrief  Luke Gromen is a macro analyst and founder of Forest for the Trees, a research company which helps investors find the signal. Luke is another one of our big macro brained guests in the same vein as Lyn Alden, Raoul Pal, and Jim Bianco. On this episode, Luke unpacks how macro got this bad, what the end game looks like, why this is the scariest macro setup Luke has seen in 20+ years, and how to prepare. The fog of what’s going on is thick, but we're on a quest to find out what in the world is going on. Knowing this is key to understanding the next steps crypto takes. Buckle up. ------ 📣Rhino.Fi | Massive Mystery Airdrop https://bit.ly/3o9trRE  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🌱 LENS | ACCESS CODE: WAGMI https://bankless.cc/Lens  🚀 ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌉 JUNO | BRIDGE FIAT TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Juno  ⚡️ ZKSYNC | THE LAYER 2 SCALING ENDGAME https://bankless.cc/zkSync  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:08 Scariest Macro Setup In 20+ Years 14:15 Why This is the End 22:10 How’d We Get Here 26:45 Bursting Sovereign Debt Bubble 36:45 Fed Data Interpretation 42:42 How the End Game Plays Out 1:01:21 The Affect on The Average Person 1:07:35 U.S. Middle Class vs. Treasury Holders 1:14:58 The Future of Assets & Currencies 1:20:20 What Happens to Energy Commodities? 1:25:40 Equities, Gold, & Crypto 1:31:46 How to Prepare 1:36:50 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Luke Gromen https://twitter.com/LukeGromen  Forest Through the Trees https://fftt-treerings.com/  Luke’s Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/LukeGromenFFTTLLC  Lyn Alden https://youtu.be/XaHuwUDd1C8  Jim Bianco https://youtu.be/VMNmxFzKI64  ----- 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

18 July 2022


ROLLUP: Celsius Bankruptcy, Vitalik's Book, GHO Aave Stablecoin, 3ac StarkWare Token

ROLLUP: Celsius Bankruptcy, Vitalik's Book, GHO Aave Stablecoin, 3ac StarkWare Token

Second Week of July, 2022 ------ 📣JUNO | Crypto Friendly Banking https://juno.finance/bankless  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🚀ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:48 MARKETS 7:15 Inflation https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/us-inflation-june-2022-consumer-price-index-11657664129  Price Increases: https://twitter.com/charliebilello/status/1547198607539011585?s=21&t=e457gZL25lgi6P0Wx43tNQ  9:15 The Dollar Index https://imgur.com/MKEuGPM  11:25 The Market Reacts https://twitter.com/NorthmanTrader/status/1547320884339286018?s=20&t=F5_D0tthgHnIzI-Wrx0zfA  12:15 Long Term Debt Cycle https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1547063441894023168?s=20&t=0fcQASOqnFpj3VikLD0-qQ  15:18 Leverage and IRS Returns https://twitter.com/kofinas/status/1547585564253122560?s=20&t=lAdodYBFhqn3zSG4739A7w  https://twitter.com/typesfast/status/1547266090794831874?s=21&t=xVDAGNuF4hUXNheiY0iB2g  17:28 JPY and BTC https://twitter.com/CryptoHayes/status/1547539513970393089?s=20&t=vi3nXg-hLmfTeAefjmZFUw  https://twitter.com/kylewaters_/thread/1537183959217414144  19:30 DeFi Treasuries https://twitter.com/darrenlautf/status/1547324258514239489?s=21&t=6UH6BaCJc3hdWyoyi1NzDQ  20:50 Lido Domination https://substackcdn.com/image/fetch/f_auto,q_auto:good,fl_progressive:steep/https%3A%2F%2Fbucketeer-e05bbc84-baa3-437e-9518-adb32be77984.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fpublic%2Fimages%2F44a82f74-2a92-444e-98ba-d5a4a0d3c17a_1920x1289.jpeg  22:00 NEWS 24:30 Celsius Bankruptcy https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/07/14/celsius-files-for-chapter-11-bankrupcty/  26:30 Celsius DeFi Debts https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1546924519419514880?s=20&t=DN25Do0S6J6ryEtNdeModg  27:48 Celsius 0xb1 Jason Stone https://twitter.com/0x_b1/thread/1545153652624691200  32:02 Celsius Money Back? https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1547571532687233024?s=20&t=yTl4oCOBI1yUQX0xhWsKXg  33:00 Su Zhu and StarkWare https://twitter.com/zhusu/status/1546801270014758912?s=20&t=FD5wGwnHHtH6tJZsSNO0gw  36:30 StarkWare Token https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd/status/1547223754832478209?s=20&t=Bf47hQ2qfHbtscx3jiCxvg  41:30 Vitalik’s New Book https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1545164294576283649?s=20&t=-oHiYIQR90FvxeAe2F7O0A  44:30 GHO Aave Stablecoin https://thedefiant.io/aave-gho-stablecoin/  49:30 Polygon, Robinhood, Disney Accelerator https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1545022519400271872  https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1547253982133100544  51:04 ENS Domains https://twitter.com/twofivedev/thread/1546505824389963778  56:15 Bill Murray Cool Cat https://twitter.com/coolcatsnft/status/1546705413973966848?s=20&t=Nk6-jMtAwzwtwtE9Ffw2tg  58:30 Gamestop NFT Marketplace https://twitter.com/finestonematt/status/1546917601133076482?s=21&t=KuNjhiGmmcKTyzoZ20uqyg  1:00:38 Michael Saylor Bitcoin https://cointelegraph.com/news/btc-bull-michael-saylor-ethereum-is-obviously-a-security  https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1546615920046514176?s=20&t=CJ2FC1QB7CkOR_rknfeM0w  RELEASES 1:05:18 sudoAMM https://twitter.com/sudoswap/status/1545535663365165063?s=20&t=z4VF_2nZTstIdLHW3fR9AQ  1:06:30 LensTube https://twitter.com/lenstubexyz/status/1546533325442932737  RAISES 1:07:15 Lightspeed $7 Billion https://www.theblock.co/post/157116/lightspeed-raises-over-7-billion-across-four-funds-launches-new-crypto-native-team  1:07:35 Multicoin $430m Fund https://techcrunch.com/2022/07/12/crypto-focused-multicoin-capital-launches-430m-venture-fund/  1:08:43 LiFi Router https://twitter.com/lifiprotocol/status/1546488975174422530  1:09:34 Chris Dixon Forecaster https://twitter.com/cdixon/status/1546890612393140225  1:10:52 Gnosis Safe https://safe.mirror.xyz/zMPp8uqZpxKgeXotSFv76bd2G8lJTmghH1FDWFm604c  1:12:07 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  1:14:50 Questions from the Nation https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1547250346677903361  1:15:56 PoS Wealth https://twitter.com/mefford_jeremy/status/1547301425088266241?s=20  1:22:35 David and Carbs https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1547251457505869824?s=20&t=LZA3X8WFziRxIq4qlaQA-g  1:26:15 The DeFi Dance https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1546166031890219009?s=20&t=4cEZgAZiUgjHLyHCtdpcUQ  TAKES 1:28:15 Spicy Vitalik https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1546776356083699712?s=20&t=Oa-t7XlX_fuXyE4sBNpxCg  1:30:00 Become a Millionaire https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1544871855370149889?s=20&t=l7IqrAmRyWavzjdYP7Lk9w  1:31:20 DeFi Worked Great https://panteracapital.com/blockchain-letter/defi-worked-great/  1:31:55 What David’s Bullish On 1:33:05 What Ryan’s Bullish On https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2022/nasa-s-webb-delivers-deepest-infrared-image-of-universe-yet  1:36:50 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/enjoyoor/status/1545432411630084097?s=21&t=ZOhA6SUWEtnR4i2KOj-e3w  ----- Not financial or tax advice. https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

15 July 2022


Solana is Launching a Phone? | Co-Founders Anatoly & Raj

Solana is Launching a Phone? | Co-Founders Anatoly & Raj

Solana just released a flagship Android phone for web3 called Saga. And it really begs the question: does a blockchain need to have its own phone? Well, we brought on Co-Founders Anatoly Yakovenko and Raj Gokal to make the case. Let us know what you think about this release in the comments below or on Twitter @BanklessHQ - bullish or bearish Saga and why? ------ 📣JUNO | Crypto Friendly Banking https://juno.finance/bankless  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🚀ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 6:15 Bear Market Vibe Check 10:03 Solana’s Bear Market Agenda 14:28 Why Web3 Needs a Phone? 17:30 Solana Mobile Phone Explained 25:52 The Solana Mobile Thesis 30:50 Mobile Hardware Features 33:45 Mobile Wallet Adapter 36:15 Solana dApp Store 41:40 Is Solana Mobile a Distraction? 47:00 Jason Keats & Osom 50:45 Describing the Solana Mobile Device 51:32 Competitors 54:40 Costs to Launch a Phone 56:32 Solana Centralization Critique 1:03:50 Solana Scalability ------ Resources: Anatoly Yakovenko https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko  Raj Gokal https://twitter.com/rajgokal  Solana https://solana.com/  Solana Mobile https://twitter.com/solanamobile  ----- 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

13 July 2022


127 - Is this the End? | Lyn Alden

127 - Is this the End? | Lyn Alden

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/127-lyn-alden-debrief  Lyn Alden is the Founder of Lyn Alden investment strategy and is a leading expert in macro markets. She focuses on long-term debt cycles and how it’s impacting crypto, fiat, bonds, and equities markets. This is Lyn’s third appearance on Bankless. Each time she’s on, it usually means something is breaking in the macro markets. And something definitely is. Lyn thoroughly explains everything from whether we’re repeating history to what would turn this recession into a depression to whether or not we’re going to be okay. Don’t worry, Lyn shares her advice on how to be exactly that and more. Her superpower is to provide clarity during unclear times and this episode is no different. ------ 📣JUNO | Crypto Friendly Banking https://juno.finance/bankless  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🚀ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:12 Is this the End? 11:08 Debt Cycle Arc 15:40 The Dollar Milkshake Theory 20:05 Historial Analogs 30:35 How Do We Get Stable? 38:30 Weak Market Links 48:24 Raising Rates 55:03 Deflation & Softer Landings 1:00:19 Fed Meme & Competency 1:07:52 Recession vs. Depression 1:13:06 Markets to Watch 1:18:15 Are We Going to be Okay? 1:22:58 Energy, Food, & Fertilizer Markets 1:29:21 The New Normal 1:36:02 Mental Health 1:38:37 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Lyn Alden https://www.lynalden.com/  The Death of the Dollar Dominance https://youtu.be/_Kqcrz3u8rQ  Inflation in 2021 https://youtu.be/dyDsQ-XCoNo  Fed Meme https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1542562195573297153  ----- 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

11 July 2022


ROLLUP: Voyager Bankrupt | Solana Phone | ENS Domains | Facebook NFTs | Reddit NFTs | EU Crypto Regulation

ROLLUP: Voyager Bankrupt | Solana Phone | ENS Domains | Facebook NFTs | Reddit NFTs | EU Crypto Regulation

First Week of July, 2022 ------ 📣JUNO | Crypto Friendly Banking https://juno.finance/bankless  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🚀ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:30 MARKETS 6:50 Macro Sentiments https://twitter.com/KobeissiLetter/status/1543591588970070016  8:35 Dollar Go Up https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-05/euro-falls-to-lowest-since-2002-against-the-us-dollar  10:35 Oil Go Down https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/05/oil-tumbles-more-than-8percent-breaks-below-100-as-recession-fears-mount.html  12:38 USDC Gains on Tether https://cointelegraph.com/news/circle-s-usdc-on-track-to-topple-tether-usdt-as-the-top-stablecoin-in-2022  17:20 ENS June Numbers https://twitter.com/ensdomains/status/1542989987456569344?s=20&t=W7lXFFpRefHsFfMCuRqDeg  21:30 Voyager Goes Bust https://www.investvoyager.com/  24:00 What Happened? https://www.investvoyager.com/pressreleases/voyager-digital-provides-update-on-asset-and-risk-management  25:30 The 3ac Plunge https://seekingalpha.com/news/3850830-voyager-digital-stock-plunges-after-disclosing-over-660m-exposure-to-three-arrows-capital  31:20 Three Arrows Capital Bankruptcy https://www.theblock.co/linked/155578/three-arrows-capital-files-for-chapter-15-bankruptcy-in-new-york?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social   34:20 Three Arrows NFTs 37:05 Nexo Eating Vauld https://www.theblock.co/post/155790/nexo-vauld-offer-potential-acquisition?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=emailhttps://www.theblock.co/post/155790/nexo-vauld-offer-potential-acquisition  39:00 FTX Acquires BlockFi https://blockworks.co/ftx-reaches-deal-to-acquire-blockfi-for-up-to-240m/  42:40 Celsius WBTC Vault https://twitter.com/cryptoworldjosh/status/1545024254735171584?s=21&t=z-kyYYLrQC-2xDEuQnAiRw  47:00 Sepolia Merge https://www.theblock.co/post/156013/ethereum-developers-activate-the-merge-on-sepolia-testnet  50:00 Facebook NFTs https://decrypt.co/104205/facebook-begins-testing-ethereum-and-polygon-nfts-on-profiles  52:07 Solana Phone https://solana.com/news/saga-reveal  54:20 Polygon Phone https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1544019899827322880?s=20&t=mYQvkX_SFA5r5y9SZHusfA  56:24 Immutable Off-Ramp https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1544155189166641152?s=20&t=MfDRmaNg_eBYYrHOnKPltw  58:00 Reddit NFT Marketplace https://www.reddit.com/r/CollectibleAvatars/comments/vtab05/introducing_collectible_avatars/  59:45 Moonbirds Go Up https://twitter.com/jerrykestel/status/1544016979140427782  1:00:45 Axie Hack Story https://www.theblock.co/post/156038/how-a-fake-job-offer-took-down-the-worlds-most-popular-crypto-game  1:02:30 Uprise Big Oof https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1544674260152733697?s=20&t=qUznXkny5NYvG9G6nwAdBQ  1:04:54 Crypto EU Deal https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20220613IPR32840/cryptocurrencies-in-the-eu-deal-struck-between-parliament-and-council  RELEASES 1:07:00 Aztec Connect https://twitter.com/aztecnetwork/thread/1545046832597700611  1:08:40 Bankers Going Bankless https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/07/06/three-execs-leave-jpmorgan-this-week-to-join-crypto-firms/  1:09:00 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  1:11:00 Questions from the Nation Post-Merge Fees https://twitter.com/KristinaKlaudy1/status/1544720722135769090?s=20&t=6qFTy8_wEDQk2Nv8wYLkbQ  1:14:20 Data Sharding https://twitter.com/DiscoverCrypto1/status/1544874701473730565?s=20&t=6qFTy8_wEDQk2Nv8wYLkbQ  1:16:25 TAKES 1:16:40 Leighton Celsius Take https://twitter.com/lay2000lbs/status/1545033033392193536  1:18:40 Ruled by Adults https://imgur.com/jutmOmL  1:19:52 No New Narratives https://twitter.com/pythianism/status/1544442176985133056?s=20&t=vEwAPR55xMjGsw3m4hbo0Q  1:21:47 Bear Market Advice https://twitter.com/0xNader/status/1544126113059782656?s=20&t=KtqAQRiBwhpZ5hQ6_qYetQ  1:22:10 What David’s Bullish On 1:24:20 What Ryan’s Bullish On 1:27:20 MEME of the Week ----- Not financial or tax advice. https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

8 July 2022


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? ------ 📣JUNO | Crypto Friendly Banking https://juno.finance/bankless  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🚀ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ 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 ------ 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/   ----- 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

5 July 2022


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. ------ 📣JUNO | Crypto Friendly Banking https://juno.finance/bankless  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  🚀ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ 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 ------ 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  ----- 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

4 July 2022


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. ------ 📣JUNO | Crypto Friendly Banking https://juno.finance/bankless  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🚀ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ 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 ------ Resources: CZ https://twitter.com/cz_binance  Binance https://twitter.com/binance  CZ Photoshop https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1537013824666095617  ----- 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 July 2022


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 ------ 📣JUNO | Crypto Friendly Banking https://juno.finance/bankless  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🚀ROCKET POOL | ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  ⚖️ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦁BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🌴MAKER DAO | DECENTRALIZED LENDING https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🔐LEDGER | SECURE STAKING https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ 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/  1:05:00 Merge Watch 1:05:10 Sepolia on July 6th https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1540352501605490689  1:05:30 NFTs 1:05:35 NFTs Down Down Down https://dune.com/hildobby/NFTs  1:06:00 ENS.Vision https://www.ens.vision/market  https://dune.com/makoto/ens  1:06:45 BITCOIN Michael Saylor’s MicroStrategy $10M Purchase https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/29/michael-saylors-microstrategy-purchased-another-10m-of-bitcoin-over-past-two-months  1:09:19 REGULATION China Covid Bankrun Stoppage https://twitter.com/NeerajKA/status/1541397028089073664  1:11:58 MISC Horizon Bridge Hack $100M https://twitter.com/harmonyprotocol/status/1540110924400324608  North Korea https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/29/north-korean-hacking-group-behind-100m-horizon-bridge-hack-report/  1:13:10 RAISES Digital Wallet Maker Dynamic Raises $7.5M a16z https://thedefiant.io/dynamic-wallet-fundraise/  1:14:08 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  1:16:30 Community Questions 1:16:52 L2 vs Cross L1 Bridging Risk https://twitter.com/miner89r/status/1542272305627283466  1:20:38 Best dApps to Get Started https://twitter.com/kangaman_gus/status/1542179373070970881  1:23:48 TAKES 1:23:51 Why CeFi is breaking https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1542284015796895744  1:24:50 Ryan Follow Up https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1542493426687541250  1:25:50 And You’ll Be Happy https://twitter.com/aubreystrobel/status/1541509159455277058  1:26:34 Internet Security https://twitter.com/kobigurk/status/1539140832615440385  1:27:22 Ethereum Rollup vs. Cosmos https://twitter.com/bkiepuszewski/status/1541065105634385922  1:28:55 What David’s Bullish On 1:30:09 What Ryan’s Bullish On https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1542504457140707341  1:35:20 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/jackniewold/status/1539939621848727555  1:38:20 Disclaimers 1:38:43 Moment of Zen https://twitter.com/functi0nZer0/status/1542571158905786368  ----- Not financial or tax advice. https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

1 July 2022


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. ------ 📣 NOTIONAL | Real DeFi Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ 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 ------ 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  ----- 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

29 June 2022


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. ------ 📣 NOTIONAL | Real DeFi Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ 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 ------ 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?  ----- 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

29 June 2022


Resilient DeFi with Kirk Hutchison | Layer Zero

Resilient DeFi with Kirk Hutchison | Layer Zero

Kirk Hutchison is the Co-Founder of Volt Protocol, an inflation hedged stablecoin built on Ethereum. Kirk is widely known as the gigabrain’s gigabrain when it comes to all things DeFi. As inflation continues to rise, Kirk couldn’t have joined at a better time. However, Kirk and David dive into much more than inflation. On this episode, Kirk explains symmetric money systems, self-referential feedback mechanisms, the problems with DeFi today, what Volt is and its future, and so much more. ------ 📣 NOTIONAL | Real DeFi Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:45 What Kirk Thinks About 8:36 Decentral Bank Terms Explained 13:45 What is a PSM? 18:16 The Bankless Thesis 21:20 Fully Symmetric Money System 28:05 Why is Fixed Rate a Problem? 32:12 Self-Referential Feedback Mechanisms 40:45 The Problems with DeFi Today 47:40 DeFi Utopia vs. Dystopia 1:00:55 What is Volt & Its Future? 1:09:25 Governance Token Design 1:13:35 8% Yield to Combat Inflation in DeFi 1:19:20 Closing ------ Resources: Kirk https://twitter.com/OneTrueKirk  Volt Protocol https://twitter.com/voltprotocol  ----- 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

28 June 2022


125 - Ethereum's Hidden Power Structures | Matt Cutler

125 - Ethereum's Hidden Power Structures | Matt Cutler

Matt Cutler is the Co-Founder and CEO of Blocknative and a gigabrain when it comes to Ethereum’s hidden power structures and all things blockchains. As Ethereum approaches the merge, these power structures are going to change. What will this post-merge future look like? Will users get paid to use Ethereum? Matt explains everything from first principles and it helps illustrate the complexities of everything discussed in this insightful episode. By the end of it, you’ll have a better understanding of the purpose of blockbuilders, the new post-merge roles, all things MEV, and so much more. ------ 📣 NOTIONAL | Real DeFi Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:27 The Reason for the Merge 10:07 The Values PoS Preserves 13:45 Blockbuilding Explained 16:35 Mining Pools & Incentive Categories 30:25 Why Decentralizing Power Matters 33:40 The Future State of Ethereum 39:21 The Post-Merge World Roles Explained 45:25 MEV Searchers vs. Blockbuilders vs. Stakers/Validators 55:45 PBS & MEV Boost & Who Are the Blockbuilders 1:03:50 Economic Rewards for Blockbuilders 1:17:19 Ethereum Will Eventually Pay Users? 1:19:40 Can Ethereum Stay Decentralized? 1:26:22 ETH The Asset 1:31:39 Where MEV Exists 1:35:16 How Blocknative Fits into All of This 1:37:30 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Matt Cutler https://twitter.com/mcutler  Blocknative https://twitter.com/blocknative  End Game with Vitalik https://youtu.be/b1m_PTVxD-s  Ultra Scalable Ethereum https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ultra-scalable-ethereum  The Guide to the Ethereum Roadmap with Jon https://youtu.be/xuLyZaty9iI  ----- 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

27 June 2022


ROLLUP: 3AC Further Contagion | dYdX Leaves Ethereum | Huge Uniswap Acquisition

ROLLUP: 3AC Further Contagion | dYdX Leaves Ethereum | Huge Uniswap Acquisition

4th Friday of June, 2022 ------ 📣 NOTIONAL | Real DeFi Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 1:25 Markets 1:30 BTC Price 2:20 ETH Price 3:45 ETH BTC Ratio 4:40 Crypto Market Cap ETH Gas Markets https://dune.xyz/hildobby/Gas  6:00 BTC Fell https://twitter.com/DocumentingBTC/status/1538191897977569281  7:00 GPU Markets getting flooded! https://twitter.com/hms1193/status/1539172196983230464  11:33 Voyager https://twitter.com/tier10k/status/1539578302289117185  https://twitter.com/investvoyager/status/1537919249594732544  18:30 BlockFi Raise Troubles https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1537869616499896320  https://twitter.com/BlockFiZac/status/1539216594383028224  https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1537869616499896320  3AC Contagion Backstopped by FTX 19:57 dYdX V4 on Cosmos https://dydx.exchange/blog/dydx-chain  26:20 Tweets from Antonio https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1462455087826030597  https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1462455083719823363  28:16 Polynya Take https://twitter.com/epolynya/thread/1539615550271156225  32:30 Uniswap Acquires Genie! https://twitter.com/Uniswap/status/1539306956002820096  https://uniswap.org/blog/genie  34:14 ICYMI https://youtu.be/9fqJzS08pPc  36:20 NEWS 36:47 Arbitrum Odyssey Campaign https://twitter.com/arbitrum/thread/1537942315871793154  https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1537942325577428993  40:05 William Peaster Article https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/arbitrum-odyssey-begins- 40:23 DeFi Down Bad Controversial Solend proposal https://realms.today/dao/7sf3tcWm58vhtkJMwuw2P3T6UBX7UE5VKxPMnXJUZ1Hn/proposal/HuaL6cDtuNtfnJgvwMnYiZDHVCoLAuDtVFgJD8kYChJ4  https://twitter.com/FatManTerra/thread/1538448035885240321  44:45 Bancor Pulled the Plug on IL Protection https://blog.bancor.network/market-conditions-update-june-19-2022-e5b857b39336?gi=b4ee96b34923  46:01 Spicy Hasu Take ​​https://twitter.com/hasufl/thread/1538774433359441920    49:49 Merge Watch https://twitter.com/nethermindeth/status/1538830020491333635  51:00 New Lido Validators https://twitter.com/LidoFinance/status/1539322089794043904  51:45 Swell Testnet https://twitter.com/swellnetworkio/status/1539506486199480320  54:33 NFTs 54:34 Cryptopunks! Christie’s Web3 Expert Leaves Auction House to Run CryptoPunks for Yuga Labs https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/19/christies-web3-expert-leaves-auction-house-to-run-cryptopunks-for-yuga-labs/  https://twitter.com/NonFungibleNoah/thread/1538584141419143168  https://twitter.com/nansen_intern/status/1538602437510152196  57:16 Pharrell as Chief Brand Officer of Doodles https://decrypt.co/103503/doodles-nfts-announces-pharrell-as-chief-brand-officer-fundraise-led-by-alexis-ohanian  57:35 TIME Sandbox Partnership https://twitter.com/CryptoGucci/status/1539360336620437504  1:00:20 MISC 1:01:00 Elon Musk accused of Dogecoin Ponzi https://www.theblock.co/post/152538/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-accused-of-dogecoin-ponzi-scheme-in-new-class-action-lawsuit  https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1537513636071100417  1:02:10 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  1:04:10 RELEASES 1:04:13 Immutable X $500m Developer & Venture Fund https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1537768342739890176  1:05:00 Tether releases British Pound Stablecoin https://www.theblock.co/post/153447/tether-british-pound-stablecoin-gbpt  1:06:30 RAISES 1:06:33 Ex-Sushi CTO Raises $8M for NFT Lending Platform Astaria https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/20/ex-sushi-cto-raises-8m-for-nft-lending-platform-astaria/  1:08:28 Magic Eden raises $130M https://techcrunch.com/2022/06/21/magic-eden-raises-130m-hitting-unicorn-status-at-1-6b-valuation/  1:11:15 Community Questions https://twitter.com/WEBthe3rd/status/1539668101390045184  1:16:00 TAKES 1:16:01 Digital Tattoos https://twitter.com/Smooch_Axie/status/1537536182309081095  1:17:49 DeFi Legos vs CeFi Dominoes https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose/status/1537809640607649795  1:18:40 Coinbase Dicking Around https://twitter.com/pythianism/status/1537474024351051776  1:20:49 What Anthony’s Bullish On https://thedailygwei.substack.com/  https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDailyGwei/videos  1:23:00 What David’s Bullish On https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1539663872331620352  1:24:10 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/CryptoKaleo/status/1537574446998949888  ----- Not financial or tax advice. https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

24 June 2022


124 - Is Mark Cuban Buying the Bear?

124 - Is Mark Cuban Buying the Bear?

Mark Cuban of ABC’s Shark Tank, owner of the Mavs, and seasoned entrepreneur and investor joins us for Round Two of Bankless. Hear what Mark’s been up to since his first Bankless appearance, how he explains crypto to noobs (hint: he doesn’t), what he envisions next for crypto, how long he believes the bear will last and so much more! ------ 📣 NOTIONAL | Real DeFi Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:50 What Mark’s Been Up To? 6:20 2017 vs. 2022 Cycle Differences 7:10 Mark’s Crypto Interest Development 16:56 How to Explain Crypto to Noobs 20:21 Macro Components to the Bear 26:10 ETH vs. BTC 30:37 Payments 32:51 What’s Next For Crypto? 34:20 How Long Will the Bear Last? 38:50 Where Mark’s the Most Optimistic 45:50 ReFi, Positivity, & Advice ------ Resources: Mark Cuban https://twitter.com/mcuban  1st Appearance on Bankless https://youtu.be/l3ptz8qvZcg  ----- 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

22 June 2022


Hayden Adams on Uniswap's Announcement?! | State of the Nation

Hayden Adams on Uniswap's Announcement?! | State of the Nation

Just in time for NFT NYC, Hayden Adams comes to Bankless to reveal some secret announcement! ------ 📣 NOTIONAL | Real DeFi Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 5:15 Feelings Check-In 11:30 Uniswap Labs vs. Uniswap Protocol 23:47 Huge Uniswap Announcement 31:34 NFTs & Uniswap 36:15 Uniswap Airdrop?! 41:06 Is Genie Pivoting? 43:54 The Future of Uniswap Labs 50:18 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Hayden on Twitter: https://twitter.com/haydenzadams  Announcement: https://uniswap.org/blog/genie  ----- 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

22 June 2022


Monolithic to Modular DAOs with Julz Rosenberg | Layer Zero

Monolithic to Modular DAOs with Julz Rosenberg | Layer Zero

How do DAOs go from monolithic to modular? Julia aka Julz Rosenburg has the answer. Julz is the Co-Founder of Orca Protocol, a project trying to uncomplicate coordination by mirroring human coordination. How? One word: Pods! In their current state, most DAOs have coordination and hierarchical problems. However, with the help of Julz and the Orca Protocol team, this won’t always be the case. Why are pods essential for the future of DAOs and work? What obstacles stand in the way to achieve this future? Why aren’t you pod-pilled yet? Answers to these questions and so much more in the episode. ------ 📣 NOTIONAL | Real DeFi Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:31 What Julz is Here To Do 9:07 History & Summary of Governance 14:48 Trustware vs. Socialware 20:43 Innovation on the Trustware Layer 22:16 Orca Protocol 25:10 Why Pods Matter 30:30 DAO Governance Critiques 36:07 The U.S. Governance System 39:10 The Future of Work 43:34 Monolithic to Modular DAOs 48:05 DAO Metaphors 50:42 How to Get Culture to Scale Exponentially 56:03 Pod Coordination 57:40 DAO Governance Optimism 59:28 Julz’s Advice & Resources for DAOs 1:01:18 Orca’s Product & Capturing Resources ------ Resources: Julz on Twitter https://twitter.com/JulzRoze  Orca Protocol https://www.orcaprotocol.org/  https://twitter.com/OrcaProtocol  ----- 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

21 June 2022


123 - Investing in the Chainsmokers | Drew Taggart & Alex Pall

123 - Investing in the Chainsmokers | Drew Taggart & Alex Pall

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/123-the-chainsmokers-debrief  ------ Drew Taggart and Alex Pall make up The Chainsmokers, one of the most popular electronic music groups in the world. Music isn’t their only passion, though. In their latest album, “So Far So Good,” they experimented with music NFTs via the Royal platform. As some of the most successful creators and also investors, Drew and Alex are reshaping what it means to be a creator. With community at the forefront, The Chainsmokers are a duo that you should be paying closer attention to. How did The Chainsmokers come to be so successful? What are their plans for the future of their crypto trajectory and community? Answers to these questions and so much more in the interview! ------ 📣 NOTIONAL | Real DeFi Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:28 How the Chainsmokers Came to Be 16:05 Developing a Business Mindset 25:32 Alex & Drew’s Chemistry 34:42 Jumping into Investing 38:24 The Mantis Thesis 44:08 Investing, Music, & Product Market Fit 46:50 The Chainsmokers Investing Stigma 53:08 Activist Investing 1:01:14 The Chainsmoker’s Entrance into Web3 1:09:20 The Chainsmoker’s Mint with Royal 1:19:02 What Happens Next? 1:25:08 Alex & Drew’s Crypto Portfolio 1:27:20 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: The Chainsmokers https://thechainsmokers.com/  Mantis VC https://www.mantisvc.com/  The New Chainsmokers Album https://open.spotify.com/album/1CxCEPIZbaE28qUDW4wN0t  Royal https://royal.io/  ----- 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

20 June 2022


ROLLUP: Crypto Crash | Celsius Insolvent? | 3AC Su Zhu | Interest Rate Hike | Jack Dorsey Web5

ROLLUP: Crypto Crash | Celsius Insolvent? | 3AC Su Zhu | Interest Rate Hike | Jack Dorsey Web5

3rd Week of June, 2022   ------ 📣 NOTIONAL | Real DeFi Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional   ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/     ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:    ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across   🏦 ROCKET POOL | STAKE YOUR ETH https://bankless.cc/RocketPool   👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave   ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING  https://bankless.cc/lido     🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger    ------ Topics Covered:   0:00 Intro 3:00 Markets 3:30 BTC Price 4:10 ETH Price 5:35 ETH BTC Ratio 6:35 Crypto Market Cap https://imgur.com/Khft6ly 10:04 ETH Gas Markets https://dune.xyz/hildobby/Gas 11:40 Capital D Depression? 15:40 The 5 Stages of Grief   23:06 The Fed 25:10 Inflation https://twitter.com/srust99/status/1535311767051685891?s=21&t=uylJWSACuCRyhn4c3X_4Pw 27:40 Raising Rates https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/15/fed-hikes-its-benchmark-interest-rate-by-three-quarters-of-a-point-the-biggest-increase-since-1994.html 31:15 Era of Low Rates https://twitter.com/pythianism/status/1537291975874883585?s=20&t=L-NPx2mHtEVnbQo7zXX9PQ 32:50 It’s a Gift https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1537158104114249729?s=21&t=dDY8P_LAR1_l4i7kHtYHsg 34:15 Forced Sellers https://twitter.com/spencernoon/status/1537118361741574146?s=20&t=rFijGueucmaFaUe8vAbFYw   36:30 Celsius Insolvent https://twitter.com/celsiusnetwork/status/1536169010877739009?s=21&t=jPTE4Q71OVuWgL63RjqckQ 38:36 Explaining Celsius https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/state-of-the-network-issue-159?s=r 44:47 Fake DeFi https://twitter.com/jonwu_/status/1536476104986267648?s=20&t=Vq6402VVpR6g6H27i7Xz4A   53:21 Three Arrows Capital https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1536993553301266434?s=21&t=BUJLJpC8IiMIFpvOmBVjKg 54:40 3AC Thread https://twitter.com/Danny8BC/thread/1537224378554806272 57:48 Su Zhu Speaks https://twitter.com/zhusu/status/1536876343815983104?s=20&t=HHew8akRu1alggguMYy9NQ 1:00:10 Robert Leshner Take https://twitter.com/rleshner/status/1536928363276812289?s=20&t=CwUW9f9evuUGwa5jRU8XXg 1:00:57 Controversial Meme https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1536905741763846144?s=20&t=BRC7aGq6m6LGboJZq_OwKg 1:02:15 Not the End https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1537028975918125057?s=20&t=T-ZfuPh-m06xSIGoR1Xk4Q   1:03:05 Layoffs https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/1536682940347785216?s=20&t=34AeABxOaZm6K4-kgFBJaQ Binance Hiring: https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1537013824666095617?s=20&t=L-NPx2mHtEVnbQo7zXX9PQ   1:05:30 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs   1:08:00 NEWS 1:09:30 Optimism Exploit Returned https://thedefiant.io/stolen-op-returned/ 1:11:05 Difficulty Bomb Delay https://decrypt.co/102703/ethereum-core-devs-delay-crucial-difficulty-bomb-for-two-months 1:13:30 NYSE Prez to Uniswap https://twitter.com/Uniswap/status/1537081901839695872?s=20&t=2jKMZplOlLuYaxMvDnp6Lg   1:15:08 NFTs https://thedefiant.io/nft-roundup-goblintown/   1:18:30 Jack Dorsey’s Web5 https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/151407/jack-dorseys-bitcoin-venture-tbd-unveils-proposal-for-decentralized-web-platform 1:22:25 Throwing Shade https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/1535375413630840832?s=20&t=Q-9W07htZY811X3QGj6Utw 1:24:18 Coin Center Sues IRS https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/151515/coin-center-sues-treasury-and-irs-claims-tax-reporting-rule-unconstitutional 1:25:40 Circle Euro Coin https://twitter.com/jerallaire/thread/1537421727625580545   1:26:20 RELEASES Lens Share: https://twitter.com/apoorvlathey/status/1536428243280007168?s=20&t=KPGASdjLzPuL6mrl8WoddA Hop Claim: https://twitter.com/HopProtocol/thread/1534963591698427909 Seaport: https://twitter.com/opensea/thread/1536756396158599168   1:30:00 Community Questions 1:30:30 stETH Lido https://twitter.com/KristinaKlaudy1/status/1537425505095385089?s=20&t=9J79BYVgOjRrdzG-u4-vOg 1:34:35 ETH Price https://twitter.com/dragondad123/status/1537424723063189505?s=20&t=9J79BYVgOjRrdzG-u4-vOg   1:37:00 TAKES 1:37:20 Government Names https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1535211774697414660?s=20&t=ggAxpBT3HGy2Kyd0GGws2A 1:39:20 DeFi Takes https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1537111461729902602?s=20&t=Um_PxwyiA4JfqLnUObMuhw https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1536179744638701570?s=20&t=6MVEsJtRhj-LxWS50gvz2A https://twitter.com/mhonkasalo/status/1536837789345521664?s=20&t=GS6fjA8AGrPT7IASGpmFYg   1:42:18 What David’s Bullish On https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/8-projects-im-bullish-on-this-bear 1:45:40 What Ryan’s Bullish On https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1537036424507432960?s=21&t=BUJLJpC8IiMIFpvOmBVjKg   1:48:10 MEMEs of the Week https://twitter.com/chrisjbakke/status/1536387971145867264?s=21&t=bY_7p77hrpQbvSu0Rko-IA Transitory https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/vapx46/is_that_inflation/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf   ----- 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

17 June 2022


How Bad will Inflation Get? | Jim Bianco

How Bad will Inflation Get? | Jim Bianco

Tell us the truth, Jim. Are we doomed? ------  METAMASK | The Easiest Buy in Crypto https://bankless.cc/buy  ------  SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across   ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool   AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO    BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ----- Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:30 Why is Inflation Breaking Everything? 9:55 Indicators 12:36 Is inflation a big deal? 16:51 Destroying Wealth 21:13 Bond Markets 27:45 Bonds and Interest Rates 31:51 Volatile Commodities 34:35 Oil 38:45 Reducing Spending 46:00 The Global Markets 54:30 The Meta Black Swan Event 1:00:20 Bankrupting Sovereigns 1:07:45 The Great Reorganization 1:12:00 What Happens Next? 1:15:40 Closing ----- Resources: Jim Bianco: https://twitter.com/biancoresearch?s=20&t=tFtQalkxjU6PAptGxFkfaQ  Tweets from the Episode: https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/1536183102506139648?s=20&t=BC9X_HA07wKzkMkPMt4yIQ  https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2022/04/23/does-high-inflation-matter  https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/1536204256801349635?s=20&t=nQxIOLDkCDCR8q_6--wwpw  https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/1536713031849213956?s=20&t=pia3hx_qRgKaxNl0G-LyuA  https://twitter.com/LukeGromen/status/1534990729042444301?s=20&t=N11OFoW-n62j2CrzrYUiBw  https://twitter.com/robustus/status/1535645524556230656?s=20&t=oMjZY63pCEofa4VDbWjaaQ  ----- 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

15 June 2022


🚨EMERGENCY BEAR MARKET EPISODE: What to do if you're scared

🚨EMERGENCY BEAR MARKET EPISODE: What to do if you're scared

Livestreamed Tuesday June 14th @ 10am EST Ryan and David cover some of the current news in the market, and discuss bear market emotions. If you need a shoulder to lean on, we gotchu fam. ------ 📣 METAMASK | The Easiest Buy in Crypto https://bankless.cc/buy  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:50 How David Feels About the Bear 7:15 How Ryan Feels About the Bear 12:15 1st Time Cyclers 20:39 Veteran Cyclers 23:23 What Happened with Prices 30:50 Where's the Bottom? 37:40 What's Driving the Bear Market? 51:32 The Bull Case for Recovery 1:01:56 Conviction, When & How Much to Buy 1:05:04 Concluding Advice 1:10:53 Closing & Disclaimers ----- 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

14 June 2022


Luke Burgis | Layer Zero

Luke Burgis | Layer Zero

Humans are mimetic creatures that crave their respective desires. But how do these desires work when paired with crypto? Luke Burgis explains. Luke is the author of, “Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life.” Mimetic desire is a part of everything. After this interview, you’ll start to see it everywhere. Where does the apex of mimetic desire lead? Is it good or bad for society? How did learning about mimetic desire impact Luke’s life? Hear the answers to these questions and much more in the episode. ------ 📣 METAMASK | The Easiest Buy in Crypto https://bankless.cc/buy  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:43 Luke’s Background 7:40 Crypto & Mimetic Desire 15:40 The Leverage Component 20:32 Manias and Mimesis 24:50 Defining Mimetic Desire 31:13 Eyes 37:16 Trajectory of Mimetic Desire 46:47 Consequences of Mimetic Desire 55:55 How Luke Has Personally Changed 1:00:20 Desires 1:08:00 Good or Bad For Society? ------ Resources: Luke Burgis on Twitter https://twitter.com/lukeburgis  Luke Burgis’s Website https://lukeburgis.com/  Wanting by Luke https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250262488/  Luke’s First Bankless Appearance https://youtu.be/5cln_TL-bGI  Manias and Mimesis Essay https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3469465  ----- 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

14 June 2022


122 - Crypto's Bull Shark | Kevin O'Leary (Mr. Wonderful)

122 - Crypto's Bull Shark | Kevin O'Leary (Mr. Wonderful)

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/122-kevin  ------ Kevin O’Leary of ABC’s Shark Tank and renowned investor joins us on Bankless to share how he was crypto-pilled. Just a few years ago, Mr. Wonderful was a crypto bear shark. Fast forward to today, he has investments in over 32 cryptocurrencies and projects. He’s even evangelizing crypto in Washington and all over the world! What clicked for him? What’s holding the industry back? How is he thinking about the future of the space? Answers to these questions and so much more in the interview! ------ 📣 METAMASK | The Easiest Buy in Crypto https://bankless.cc/buy  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:27 Mr. Wonderful in Washington 9:13 Will the Government Get it Right? 12:31 Convincing the Skeptics 18:44 Kevin’s Crypto Portfolio 25:15 The Bull Shark on the Bear Market 28:06 Legislation Obstacles 30:40 Advice For New Crypto Users 35:13 Kevin O’Leary’s Crypto Brand 37:48 What Happens Next? 42:12 WonderFi 44:11 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Kevin O’Leary https://twitter.com/kevinolearytv  WonderFi https://www.wonder.fi/  ----- 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

13 June 2022


Voltz Protocol | ALPHA LEAK with Simon Jones

Voltz Protocol | ALPHA LEAK with Simon Jones

Voltz Protocol is “a novel defi primitive, powering leveraged interest rate swaps. The first ever synthetic interest rate swap AMM, Voltz AMM utilizes concentrated liquidity, creating a market that’s c.3000x more capital efficient.” With close ties to Uniswap’s V3 model, Voltz aims to disrupt the interest rate swap market, which currently accounts for over $1 Quadrillion (four commas!) CEO & Co-founder Simon Jones joins this Alpha Leak to discuss the mechanics, roadmap, and token(?) for this exciting New DeFi primitive. ------ 📣 METAMASK | The Easiest Buy in Crypto https://bankless.cc/buy  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/     🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:00 Voltz Protocol 11:15 Interest Swap Markets 16:00 From Chaos to Order 18:45 Leveraged Interest 23:57 How Voltz Works 29:40 Voltz and Uniswap 34:30 Speedrunning Markets 39:22 Voltz Roadmap 43:04 The Magnitude of Yield 46:25 Liquidity Providing 50:08 Voltz Token? 52:07 Get Involved ------ Resources: Simon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0xSimonJones?s=20&t=LfUW7pisIXvB6IXanyaWsQ  Voltz Protocol: https://www.voltz.xyz/  ----- 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

12 June 2022


ROLLUP: Crypto Bill | OP Wintermute | Illuvium Land Sale | PayPal Crypto | ApeCoin Ethereum

ROLLUP: Crypto Bill | OP Wintermute | Illuvium Land Sale | PayPal Crypto | ApeCoin Ethereum

1st Full Week of June, 2022 ------ 📣 METAMASK | The Easiest Buy in Crypto https://bankless.cc/buy  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/     🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:40 MARKETS 4:05 BTC Price 5:25 ETH Price & Ratio 8:15 Total Crypto Market Cap  8:35 Fed Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzGMSKbqjco  12:55 S&P Trading Range https://twitter.com/NorthmanTrader/status/1534895680417841156?s=20&t=ph6CaCM3VmI-aktXIK1YuQ  14:10 Historic Downtrends https://twitter.com/NorthmanTrader/status/1534895680417841156?s=20&t=ph6CaCM3VmI-aktXIK1YuQ  17:09 Is the Bottom In? https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1534214035775930369?s=20&t=PgOB_giLsY0ruzmCjNf2Xg  18:52 Arthur Hayes https://entrepreneurshandbook.co/shut-it-down-15d230b28089  22:24 Bottom Checklist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIyxIYd8AzY  26:25 State of the Bear https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi/status/1533157547204833280?s=20&t=MouipAFckt5tBzWVlAsX_Q  31:00 Market Meme https://twitter.com/JadedCapital/status/1534159961260892163?s=20&t=cHUeFE6WQj53jmQUiwSajg  32:40 Burning ETH https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1533758315267665920?s=20&t=Zov7f0A-pR8auAhF3liUlw  37:00 The Ropsten Merge! https://twitter.com/lightclients/status/1534568543198527491?s=20&t=JSYI9AFcKSfwqgwAk-xJSg  39:40 Dress Rehearsal https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1534701665772773376?s=20&t=BW4kTDm3LEofxUeCqiVM3Q  40:35 Great Success! https://twitter.com/dannyryan/status/1534928763057631232  42:25 Merge Odds https://twitter.com/PolymarketHQ/status/1534573695741612032?s=20&t=UDosiK6ra7MFZTLGYH05MQ  43:26 Timelines https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-merge-updates-tim-beiko  46:07 Electricity https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1534857446203834368?s=21&t=NUEmAxr8h0x_3KPC-wgIKQ  48:42 20m OP Wintermute Fumble https://plaid-cement-e44.notion.site/A-Message-to-the-Community-from-the-Optimism-Foundation-f49b913bb0974d8a854a8bdd409a9dd6  51:50 Kain’s Takes https://twitter.com/kaiynne/status/1534653450692497408?s=20&t=eYPpC7L9k3u4VrJ4tQQ8hQ  53:15 The Crypto Bill https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/news/press/release/-lummis-gillibrand-introduce-landmark-legislation-to-create-regulatory-framework-for-digital-assets  1:00:00 NEWS 1:02:30 PayPal External Transfers https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1534198854077251585  1:04:40 Bored Ape Ethereum https://forum.apecoin.com/t/aip-41-keep-apecoin-within-the-ethereum-ecosystem-process/5664  1:05:50 Illuvium Land Sale https://twitter.com/illuviumio/status/1533458697514536960?s=21&t=6m-JweSHFrwIbq6ryn6FmA  1:06:52 Diablo Immortal https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1533488085585076226? s=20&t=Q133IOgqCIng0FNECL_y8g 1:10:35 Budweiser and Digital Horses https://twitter.com/budweiserusa/status/1533826563287957506  1:11:56 Nickelodeon NFTs https://twitter.com/nickelodeon_nft/status/1534890874747994112?s=20&t=uDZxZLg7PPW40z_MyN-y5A  1:13:00 New York Mining Ban https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/03/heres-whats-in-new-yorks-new-bitcoin-mining-ban-.html  1:15:28 Raises  BlockFi: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/150377/blockfi-is-raising-a-down-round-at-1-billion-valuation-sources  Euler: https://twitter.com/eulerfinance/status/1534163279349592064?s=21&t=iGfmuGsBnlCD3sGh_o5vrA  1:16:35 Bankless Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  1:17:36 Greyscale https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1534279351402958849?s=20&t=DQ1mOHKUeLpHXcNyNCelNQ  1:20:15 Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jay-z-jack-dorsey-launch-financial-literacy-school-at-brooklyn-project-1364919/  1:21:26 Chipotle https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/02/chipotle-now-accepting-cryptocurrency-payments-at-us-locations  1:24:00 Questions from the Nation https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1534626663354482690?s=20&t=uJAnalv_CuWnvqfMyAxHlg  1:25:18 Tech Skills https://twitter.com/willitsmckinley/status/1534628582206672902?s=20&t=a_fuu65MkZe07cR2MJby5g  1:27:08 OP Token Value https://twitter.com/RickLatona/status/1534676772587024384?s=20&t=a_fuu65MkZe07cR2MJby5g  1:31:08 ETH Bullishness https://twitter.com/n1x_it/status/1534627825281601536?s=20&t=a_fuu65MkZe07cR2MJby5g  1:35:00 TAKES 1:35:15 The Citizen House https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1532533086352576512?s=20&t=iVP94Kh6xj5s_hQw4R_aWw  1:37:00 Analogy Resistant https://twitter.com/jbrukh/status/1534140205334245376?s=20&t=NCZuooaqIpJCQaIrCoxJ5w  1:38:00 Medium not the Message https://twitter.com/ourzora/status/1534582905674076161?s=21&t=UAEzTgQHSrmu_xBnmAdNQg  1:39:03 Crypto Equality https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1534251962362998785?s=20&t=uJAnalv_CuWnvqfMyAxHlg  1:43:25 What David’s Bullish On https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  1:46:30 What Ryan’s Bullish On 1:49:00 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/0xfoobar/status/1533533574397304832?s=21&t=PXZ4pEod6NJXY6-wuiRJbA  1:50:00 Moment of ZEN https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1534268751394197504?s=20&t=uJAnalv_CuWnvqfMyAxHlg  ----- 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

10 June 2022


Ethereum Merge Updates! | Tim Beiko

Ethereum Merge Updates! | Tim Beiko

Tim Beiko of the Ethereum Foundation is here to update us on the merge.  What steps are left? What obstacles do we need to overcome? Are we merging in August like Justin Drake said? Or later? Also, there are a lot of misconceptions about the merge! We’re gonna clear them up.  ------ 📣 METAMASK | The Easiest Buy in Crypto https://bankless.cc/buy ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across 🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool 👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 7:00 The State of the Merge 12:15 Testnets 15:30 Ropsten Merge 21:13  Client Diversity 24:45 Dress Rehearsals 29:45 Knowing When to Ship 34:00 The Timeline 39:30  Approaching the Merge 47:58 Wen Merge? How Merge? 53:12 Top 5 Misconceptions 1:01:22 Closing Remarks ------ Resources: Tim Beiko on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimBeiko?s=20&t=CI2Ox4OKbi1sqcRH98qVtg ----- 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

9 June 2022


Soulbound: On or off Chain? | Vitalik Buterin and Evin McMullen

Soulbound: On or off Chain? | Vitalik Buterin and Evin McMullen

A fascinating intellectual debate is emerging in the world of decentralized identity. Today, Vitalik represents Soulbound NFTs, while Disco’s Evin McMullen takes the side of VCs (verifiable credentials). From your credit history to your college degree, what is it that defines you? What does decentralized, trustless, digital identity look like? After listening to these two gigabrains hash it out, we’re convinced that the real winner of this debate… is humanity. ------ 📣 METAMASK | The Easiest Buy in Crypto https://bankless.cc/buy  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:30 Setting the Stage 7:50 Chains and Identities 11:46 Governance 15:14 The Data Backpack 21:22 Non-transferability 27:52 Token Externalities 34:32 Soulbound Privacy 41:30 Proving Negatives 46:20 Inclusion & Neutrality 50:19 The Disco Pill 56:05 All Directions at Once 1:02:36 A Case Study 1:07:49 Zooming Out 1:12:50 Closing ------ Resources: Evin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/provenauthority?s=20&t=Y6vQEWWHoUCqnF-wAm81qg  Vitalik on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin?s=20&t=Y6vQEWWHoUCqnF-wAm81qg  Disco: https://www.disco.xyz/  Soulbound https://vitalik.ca/general/2022/01/26/soulbound.html  ----- 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

8 June 2022


Superphiz | Layer Zero

Superphiz | Layer Zero

Superphiz, above all, is a community member. Phiz rallies the troops across the Rocket Pool and r/EthFinance communities, and is passionate about ETH staking. Self-describing as the beacon chain community health consultant, Phiz is on a holy mission to promote crypto values. Phiz is a perfect example of a grassroots individual making a huge impact without a technical background. It’s all Layer Zero, and it always has been. ------ 📣 METAMASK | The Easiest Buy in Crypto https://bankless.cc/MetaMask  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:30 Peak Phiz Performance 6:34 Decentralized Background 10:41 Ethereum vs Moloch 16:34What’s at Stake? 20:44 We are Layer Zero 24:08 Changing the Culture 28:38 Can We Solve This Problem? 33:30 Using Incentives 43:53 Governance and Values 47:23 The Centralization Limit 55:30 Responsibility Games 59:39 Psychology & Politics 1:03:00 The Role of Bankless 1:08:24 A Unique Position 1:14:14 Bullish 1:18:50 Predicting the Cycles 1:21:00 Talking Shop 1:24:50 A Community Member 1:27:27 Phiz’s Priorities 1:28:31 Closing Remarks ------ Resources: Phiz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/superphiz?s=20&t=wTrV-ik6VJMUfUFGZixC5A  Rocket Pool: https://rocketpool.net/  r/ethfinance: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethfinance/  Project Sunshine: https://ethsunshine.com/  Episode with Hal Press: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/betting-the-fund-on-the-merge-hal?s=w#details  ----- 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

7 June 2022


121 - The Bear Market Gift | Vance Spencer

121 - The Bear Market Gift | Vance Spencer

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/121-debrief ------ Vance Spencer of Framework Ventures returns to Bankless to walk us through a tremendous opportunity—the Crypto Bear Market of 2022. With a steadfast thesis and a sober approach, Vance is bullish on Layer 2 ecosystems and GameFi. And of course, all roads lead to Ethereum. Crypto is a “coiled spring on a path to hypergrowth.” Bear Markets are where legends are born. How will you take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime? ------ 📣 METAMASK | The Easiest Buy in Crypto https://bankless.cc/MetaMask  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:00 Vance Returns 7:39 Where Crypto Needs to Be 16:44 Bull Market Lessons 21:38 Alt L1 Blockchains 26:40 The Layer 2 Rotation 32:13 The Future of ETH Killers 41:07 The Future of Layer 2’s 47:30 Optimism vs Arbitrum 49:35 The Ethereum Market 58:30 ETH is Money 1:02:18 Veblen Moneygoods 1:07:19 Who Buys ETH? 1:10:15 Bull Market Timelines 1:16:05 The Future of Tokens 1:21:30 DeFi’s Make or Break 1:28:25 Winners will emerge 1:32:15 The GameFi Rabbit Hole 1:37:18 Lessons from Axie  1:43:15 Metaverse Money 1:47:45 The Bear Market Gift 1:50:30 Closing & Disclaimers  ------ Resources: Vance on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pythianism?s=20&t=z7tmj0LJ3O71UyWH9xlFqQ  Vance’s Tweets https://twitter.com/pythianism/status/1528501361452584960?s=20&t=IDHtibGbBEp1t1lnsMyrIg  https://twitter.com/pythianism/status/1531719941853892609?s=20&t=OyT_N9CEGQ8-dWs1MVapcQ  https://twitter.com/pythianism/status/1526968297794723840?s=20&t=ndBaWVS2JCaliYyt24jViA  Rune Christensen’s Endgame https://forum.makerdao.com/t/the-endgame-plan-parts-1-2/15456  Crypto Fees https://cryptofees.info/  Betting the Fund on the Merge https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/betting-the-fund-on-the-merge-hal?s=w#details  Bull Case For DeFi https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-bull-case-for-defi-vance-spencer?s=w  Bull Case For DeFi II https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-defi-verticals-vance-spencer?s=w  ----- 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

6 June 2022


ROLLUP: OpenSea Arrest | Optimism OP Airdrop | Kanye West NFTs | OpenSea Arrest | Solana Halted | ETH 2.0 Merge | Velodrome

ROLLUP: OpenSea Arrest | Optimism OP Airdrop | Kanye West NFTs | OpenSea Arrest | Solana Halted | ETH 2.0 Merge | Velodrome

Last Week of May, 2022 ------ 📣 METAMASK | The Easiest Buy in Crypto https://bankless.cc/MetaMask ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across 🏦 ROCKET POOL | DECENTRALIZED ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/RocketPool 👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:45 MARKETS 5:08 BTC Price 5:45 ETH Price 7:15 FTX Surpasses Coinbase https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/149654/ftx-surpassed-coinbase-as-second-biggest-centralized-crypto-exchange-in-may 9:19 Gemini Layoffs https://decrypt.co/101881/gemini-lays-off-10-staff-prepare-crypto-winter 11:00 NEWS 12:00 Optimism ($OP) Drop https://app.optimism.io/airdrop/check 16:11 OP Price https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/optimism 18:04 Recapping the Airdrop https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/thread/1532110295421829123 22:45 Burning https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1531915789103599616 25:10 Fee Revenue https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1531814581932158977 26:58 Coinbase Supports $OP https://twitter.com/coinbaseassets/status/1531754747321262080 27:35 Controversial Governance https://gov.optimism.io/t/users-who-sold-the-initial-op-airdrop-should-become-ineligible-for-all-future-airdrops/2143 30:34 Cobie’s Response https://gov.optimism.io/t/extended-ineligibility-for-future-airdrops/2249 34:14 Velodrome Airdrop https://stakingbits.medium.com/velodrome-finance-velo-airdrop-is-live-heres-how-to-claim-43e65c5c18f2   37:05 L2 Fees https://l2fees.info/l1-fees 39:32 OpenSea Front-Runner Facing Charges https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/former-employee-nft-marketplace-charged-first-ever-digital-asset-insider-trading-scheme 45:08 Front-Running https://twitter.com/Dogetoshi/status/1532052263375708162 49:20 ETH 2.0 Merge https://blog.ethereum.org/2022/05/30/ropsten-merge-announcement/ 52:08 Pooly NFT https://blockworks.co/pooltogether-flocks-to-nfts-to-raise-legal-defense-funds/ 53:50 Kanye West Yeezus https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/149745/kanye-wests-yeezus-files-for-nft-trademarks 55:35 Risks of Liquid Staking https://twitter.com/dannyryan/status/1531383030786314240 1:00:00 Battle for the Apes Avalanche: https://forum.apecoin.com/t/aip-idea-otherside-as-an-avalanche-subnet/6369 Immutable X: https://twitter.com/NorthRockLP/status/1530491299727556609 1:03:25 AVAX vs Immutable X https://twitter.com/NorthRockLP/status/1530491299727556609 1:03:51 Solana Down Again https://twitter.com/solanastatus/status/1532043450107015168?s=21&t=OD7ahgCknAnOgQClUhELIQ 1:05:44 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 1:07:30 RELEASES 1:07:45 Bankless DAO Tax Guide https://twitter.com/TaxDroid/status/1532036819189129218 1:09:10 Zerion Mobile Wallet https://zerion.io/blog/announcing-the-zerion-smart-wallet/ 1:10:40 Voltz Protocol https://twitter.com/voltz_xyz/status/1532029218518876161 1:12:52 DeFi Saver L2 https://twitter.com/DeFiSaver/status/1531299975661068288 1:13:50 Immutable IMX Staking https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1531081329865269248?s=20&t=kCTh4dBgrmptze-ut3gS3Q 1:14:30 Lummis Crypto Bill https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/149186/heres-a-full-draft-of-senator-cynthia-lummis-landmark-crypto-bill 1:16:18 Binance $500m Raise https://techcrunch.com/2022/06/01/binance-labs-closes-500m-fund-to-focus-on-web3-and-blockchain-adoption/ 1:18:00 Blockspace Demand https://twitter.com/frogmonkee/status/1532092154037907457 1:22:50 New Use Cases https://twitter.com/cryptoversidad/status/1532099747783159808?s=20&t=KcDR2bM8-9ajrtWT4AOaWg 1:26:30 TAKES 1:27:08 Understanding the Merge https://twitter.com/0xfoobar/status/1531710201639882756?s=20&t=YP7GlgRatNiU0azz-leO4g 1:28:26 DAO Human Trilemme https://twitter.com/owocki/status/1531728875335524352 1:32:50 EVM https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1532198738927579137 1:33:30 What David’s Bullish On 1:36:00 What Ryan’s Bullish On 1:38:10 MEME of the Week https://imgur.com/4KCMNLA ----- 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

3 June 2022


Guide to the Ethereum Roadmap | Jon Charbonneau of Delphi Digital

Guide to the Ethereum Roadmap | Jon Charbonneau of Delphi Digital

Jon Charbonneau, Research Analyst at Delphi Digital joins David to talk about his recent essay titled, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Ethereum." Proposer / Builder Separation (PBS) Danksharding and ProtoDanksharding (DS + PDS) Data Availability Sampling (DAS) What the absolute HELL are these things? What do they mean for Ethereum? What's the common theme behind all of them? And what do they mean for ETH? All of these questions answered and so much more in the livestream. ------ 📣 ALCHEMIX | Get a self-repaying loan today! https://bankless.cc/Alchemix ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 6:00 The Vibe of the Ethereum Roadmap 8:50 The Hitchhiker's Guide to Ethereum 17:06 The End State of Ethereum 23:05 Data Availability Sampling 34:49 Proto to Full Danksharding 48:15 Proposer Builder Separation 54:01 Checks & Balances 56:10 Incentives in Being a Builder 1:01:50 Centralization 1:03:50 Comparing Ethereum’s Scaling Strategies 1:05:54 Value Capture 1:07:20 How Jon Understands Everything ------ Resources: Jon Charbonneau https://twitter.com/jon_charb  Delphi Digital https://delphidigital.io/  The Hitchhiker's Guide to Ethereum https://members.delphidigital.io/reports/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-ethereum  Valuing Layer 1s - Memes, Money, or More? https://members.delphidigital.io/reports/valuing-layer-1s-memes-money-or-more  ----- 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 June 2022


The Alfalfa Podcast | Layer Zero

The Alfalfa Podcast | Layer Zero

The Alfalfa Podcast—comprised of Arman Assadi, Nick Urbani, Stephen Cesaro, and Eric Johanson—is the shared mindspace of “four radically moderate internet and finance entrepreneurs.” The Alfalfa bros wash down mezcal with hot takes about crypto, the macro outlook, politics, investing, and philosophy. This one is a lot of fun. Also, is this episode a try-out for the Alfalfa Podcast to join the Bankless Network? We’re not totally sure, so you’ll have to let us know! ------ 📣 ALCHEMIX | Get a self-repaying loan today!  https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING  https://bankless.cc/lido    🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger     ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:53 Alfalfa Origins 12:55 Nick Urbani 17:39 Arman Assadi 20:35 Eric Johanson 23:08 Stephen 31:40 The Vibe 35:30 Alfalfa vs Bankless 43:08 Squad Wealth 48:45 Authenticity 55:00 Bullish 1:02:53 Bearish 1:11:45 Macro, BTC, ETH 1:17:05 Is David Bearish? 1:22:08 The Merge Trumps Macro 1:29:06 Priced In 1:42:20 Why Alfalfa? ------ Resources: The Alfalfa Podcast https://linktr.ee/alfalfapod  Nick Urbani https://twitter.com/NUrbani?s=20&t=1wXIWr2RUOfyHKw9zJqREw  Arman Assadi  https://twitter.com/ArmanAssadi?s=20&t=1wXIWr2RUOfyHKw9zJqREw  Stephen Cesaro https://twitter.com/StephenCesaro?s=20&t=1wXIWr2RUOfyHKw9zJqREw  Eric Johanson https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericjohanson1/  ----- 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

31 May 2022


120 - Marc Andreessen & Chris Dixon of a16z | Reinventing the Internet

120 - Marc Andreessen & Chris Dixon of a16z | Reinventing the Internet

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/120-debrief  ------ Marc Andreessen was a key player at the genesis of the internet. Chris Dixon is the master of Web3 mental models.  The journey of a16z is the history of the internet—from Web1 builders to Web2 disruptors. And now they stand as core capital infrastructure of Web3. Having just announced the $4.5B raise of their Crypto Fund IV, as well as their new web3 Podcast, this episode will break the internet... or fix it. ------ 📣 SUBSCRIBE to the NEW a16z PODCAST: https://link.chtbl.com/HObAJQDL?sid=bankless  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING  https://bankless.cc/lido    🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger   ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro  5:30 The Internet Problem 13:47 Encryption & Regulation 20:20 What the People Want 26:04 Cathedral and the Bazaar 34:07 Internet History Rhymes 39:46 Net Neutrality 47:15 An Improved Design Space 53:30 Speedrunning Everything 59:24 The Web3 Solution 1:03:55 The Mature Internet 1:11:50 Art and the Internet 1:15:21 Web3 Critics 1:19:15 Political Ideology 1:25:13 Marc’s Advice 1:31:25 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Marc on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pmarca?s=20&t=KszkLZCPKDd3zwBLcU0aiA  Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cdixon?s=20&t=KszkLZCPKDd3zwBLcU0aiA  5 Mental Models for Web3: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-90-5-mental-models-for-web3-chris  a16z Podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/HObAJQDL?sid=bankless  ------ Marc Andreessen's Book Club: The Mystery of Capital - Hernando De Soto https://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Capital-Capitalism-Triumphs-Everywhere/dp/0465016154  In Defense of Globalization - Jagdish Bhagwati https://www.amazon.com/Defense-Globalization-New-Afterword/dp/0195330935  Free to Choose - Milton Friedman https://www.amazon.com/Free-Choose-Statement-Milton-Friedman/dp/0156334607  Capitalism and Freedom - Milton Friedman https://www.amazon.com/Free-Choose-Statement-Milton-Friedman/dp/0156334607  A Conflict of Visions - Thomas Sowell https://www.amazon.com/Conflict-Visions-Ideological-Political-Struggles/dp/0465002056  The Vision of the Anointed - Thomas Sowell https://www.amazon.com/Vision-Anointed-Self-Congratulation-Social-Policy/dp/046508995X  Knowledge and Decisions - Thomas Sowell https://www.amazon.com/Knowledge-Decisions-Thomas-Sowell/dp/0465037380  Intellectuals and Society - Thomas Sowell https://www.amazon.com/Intellectuals-Society-Thomas-Sowell/dp/0465025226  The Managerial Revolution - James Burnham https://www.amazon.com/Managerial-Revolution-What-Happening-World/dp/1839013184  In Defense of Global Capitalism - Johan Norberg https://www.amazon.com/Defense-Capitalism-Norberg-Institute-Defence/dp/1930865473  The Machinery of Freedom - David D. Friedman https://www.amazon.com/Machinery-Freedom-Guide-Radical-Capitalism/dp/1507785607  God of the Machine - Isabel Paterson https://www.amazon.com/God-Machine-Library-Conservative-Thought/dp/1560006668  Economics in One Lesson - Henry Hazlitt https://www.amazon.com/Economics-One-Lesson-Shortest-Understand/dp/0517548232  Men, Machines, and Modern Times - Elting E. Morison https://www.amazon.com/Men-Machines-Modern-Times-Press/dp/0262529319  The Cathedral & the Bazaar - Eric S. Raymond https://www.amazon.com/Cathedral-Bazaar-Musings-Accidental-Revolutionary/dp/0596001088  The Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace - John Perry Barlow https://www.eff.org/cyberspace-independence  ----- 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

30 May 2022


ROLLUP: Build the Dip | GameStop Wallet | Terra Relaunch | PoolTogether Lawsuit - Mint a Pooly

ROLLUP: Build the Dip | GameStop Wallet | Terra Relaunch | PoolTogether Lawsuit - Mint a Pooly

4th Week of May, 2022 ------ 📣 ALCHEMIX | Get a self-repaying loan today! https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:55 MARKETS 5:00 BTC Price 5:16 ETH Price 5:38 BTC Ratio 8:05 Total Crypto Market Cap https://www.coingecko.com/en/global_charts  8:23 BEAR 8:35 Rekt ARK https://twitter.com/charliebilello/status/1524384920184963072  11:20 OpenSea Volumes December 2021 Levels https://imgur.com/Nw0b10k  11:33 BULL 11:37 Uniswap Hits $1T Lifetime Trading Volume https://twitter.com/uniswap/status/1529102980296867842  12:32 The ENS Boom https://twitter.com/ensdomains/status/1520920301583822848  13:24 May https://twitter.com/nicksdjohnson/status/1528516461668380672  14:08 New and Returning Users https://twitter.com/nicksdjohnson/status/1528516666643976192  14:25 Read Metaversal https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/the-ens-boom-  14:30 Reports from Goldman Sachs & Federal Reserve https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/05/20/goldman-sees-little-us-economic-impact-from-lower-cryptocurrency-prices/  15:25 12% Adults Held Crypto Last Year https://thedefiant.io/fed-survey-crypto/  17:03 Stablecoins as Portion of ERC20s vs. ETH https://imgur.com/ZUSP1wZ  21:43 NEWS 22:09 Gamestop Wallet https://twitter.com/GameStop/status/1528693604364976129  https://wallet.gamestop.com/wallets  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gamestop-wallet/pkkjjapmlcncipeecdmlhaipahfdphkd  24:50 Terra Relaunching Without Algo-Stablecoin https://twitter.com/terra_money/thread/1529451631263174656  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/148253/korean-police-seek-freeze-on-luna-foundation-guard-assets-kbs  28:20 DeFi Defending Itself 28:35 Story of Frivolous PoolTogether Lawsuit https://twitter.com/lay2000lbs/status/1529827211401842694  30:05 Mint a Pooly https://mint.pooltogether.com/  33:46 Optimism Cracks Down on Airdrop Farmers https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/148417/optimism-cracks-down-on-airdrop-farmers  35:45 Loyalty Coin Season 33:57 Coindesk Launches $DESK https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1528756858307100672  37:39 Revolut’s $Revcoin https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/147768/revoluts-planned-native-token-will-reward-customer-loyalty-storonosky-says  39:05 Tl;dr: https://c.tenor.com/CMsesV7bO7kAAAAC/iasip-its-always-sunny.gif  40:10 NFTs 40:15 OpenSea Launches Seaport https://beincrypto.com/opensea-launches-web3-nft-seaport-marketplace/  41:38 Seth Green is Down Bad https://twitter.com/morebuttertv/status/1529151981792727040  43:50 MISC 43:52 Cami Gives Her Book to the Pope https://twitter.com/CamiRusso/status/1527371285835067394  44:23 SBF Could Spend $1B in 2024 Elections https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1529185967705292801  46:47 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  49:34 RELEASES 49:40 Tracer DAO Perpetual Pools V2 https://twitter.com/TracerDAO/status/1527289735500247040  51:45 Sense Finance Web3 Yield Curve https://twitter.com/senseprotocol/status/1527334388232466432  https://app.sense.finance/eth-mainnet/pool  https://www.statista.com/statistics/1058454/yield-curve-usa/  55:57 RAISES 56:00 a16z Crypto Fund 4 $4.5B https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/25/andreessen-horowitz-raises-4point5-billion-crypto-fund-in-down-market.html  https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  56:54 Adam Neumann-Backed Flowcarbon $70M a16z https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1529190581133619205  59:12 StarkWare Series D $8B https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd/status/1529454921451458560  59:34 Standard Crypto $500M Fund https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/148537/standard-crypto-raises-new-500-million-fund-axios  1:02:55 Community Questions https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1529561952648716289  https://twitter.com/MateyNikolov/status/1529569116994080771  1:13:35 TAKES 1:13:40 Step Aside Disney https://twitter.com/sobylife/status/1527400472251752448  1:14:32 DeFi’s Benefits https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1527873338600611840  1:16:33 UNIchain is Inevitable https://twitter.com/delitzer/status/1528497663607328768  1:21:38 13 Years of Web3 and NFTs Converted https://twitter.com/w3b_eth/status/1528782828481171456  1:23:25 What David’s Excited About Alfalfa Podcast https://imgur.com/EtRtCpD  https://imgur.com/9XWu0VT  1:24:49 What Ryan’s Excited About https://twitter.com/pythianism/status/1528501361452584960  1:29:46 Meme of the Week https://twitter.com/cryptoreumd/status/1527706078624063489  1:30:57 Moment of Zen https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1529899137713549312  ----- 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

27 May 2022


Immutable Live Reveal: Scaling NFTs to a Billion Players with L2/L3

Immutable Live Reveal: Scaling NFTs to a Billion Players with L2/L3

Co-Founder & President, Robbie Ferguson and Co-Founder & CTO, Alex Connolly join us to reveal something very important: the next chapter of Immutable. Tune in to find out what it is and what it means for the NFT space! ------ 📣 ALCHEMIX | Get a self-repaying loan today! https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 6:15 What’s Holding GameFi Back? 12:00 Immutable’s BIG Release 15:32 Why Multichain? 20:27 The Interoperability Layer 23:11 Network Effects, Security, & Fractal Scaling 45:15 Liquidity, Multichain & Bridging Dynamics 53:41 Wen Games? 58:00 Rarible x Immutable ------ Resources: Robbie Ferguson https://twitter.com/0xferg  Alex Connolly https://twitter.com/0xconnolly  Immutable https://www.immutable.com/  https://twitter.com/immutable  Spectrum of Chain Chart https://imgur.com/oaGPuuE  Unified Ecosystem Diagram https://imgur.com/j32AzjH  ----- 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

25 May 2022


119 - Dive into Danksharding | Vitalik, Dankrad, Protolambda, Moderated by Tim Beiko

119 - Dive into Danksharding | Vitalik, Dankrad, Protolambda, Moderated by Tim Beiko

This might be the dankest livestream we’ve done to date. Vitalik Buterin, Dankrad Feist, and Protolambda join Tim Beiko to discuss all things Danksharding and Proto-Danksharding. Sharding what? Don't worry. By the end of this conversation, you’ll know how sharding has evolved over time, why danksharding is possible, how proto-danksharding will get deployed, and so much more. ------ 📣 ALCHEMIX | Get a self-repaying loan today! https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro & Danksharding Explained 7:00 Panelist’s Backgrounds 8:34 How Sharding Has Evolved 15:56 Why Danksharding is Possible 23:40 Proto-Danksharding 27:15 Data Availability 35:40 Data Availability Sampling 48:00 Cryptography for Noncryptographers 56:10 How Does All of This Get Deployed 1:00:05 The Big Open Questions in Sharding Land 1:05:30 Closing Thoughts ------ Resources: Vitalik https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin  Dankrad https://twitter.com/dankrad  Protolambda https://twitter.com/protolambda  Tim Beiko https://twitter.com/TimBeiko  Proto-Danksharding https://www.eip4844.com/  ----- 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

23 May 2022


ROLLUP: 1st In-Person WRU | Permissionless 2022 | Web3 Social | Staking & Wallet Wars

ROLLUP: 1st In-Person WRU | Permissionless 2022 | Web3 Social | Staking & Wallet Wars

3rd Week of May, 2022 ------ 📣 ALCHEMIX | Get a self-repaying loan today! https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:27 MARKETS 5:30 BTC Price 7:00 ETH Price 7:13 BTC Ratio 7:34 Total Crypto Market Cap https://www.coingecko.com/en/global_charts  7:46 $35T in Global Market Value Gone https://twitter.com/cullenroche/status/1524441227931774976  11:08 PERMISSIONLESS 11:50 Web3 Social Media https://twitter.com/LensProtocol/status/1526918065409216512  https://twitter.com/sabarehmani/status/1527284540045086722  17:44 Robinhood Wallet https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1526618593856823297  https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1526620218352619521  https://youtu.be/pxolJ9ijVVc  19:43 SBF Takes 7.6% Stake in Robinhood https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1524856587206246409  20:27 Coinbase MPC Wallet https://mobile.twitter.com/petejkim/status/1527027583254241280 26:54 Ledger Connect https://twitter.com/Ledger/status/1526638379886161920  27:28 Coinbase Liquid Staking https://blockworks.co/coinbase-cloud-figment-back-new-liquid-staking-protocol/  30:08 NEWS 30:10 Terra / Luna Updates 30:15 Do Kwon Called to Attend Parliament https://twitter.com/WatcherGuru/status/1526499355221495810  31:04 NFTs 31:15 Chainsmokers Album Royalties With Fans https://decrypt.co/100168/chainsmokers-new-album-nft  32:08 Spotify Trialing NFTs?! https://messari.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5b89525c77acdd986027c25d1&id=62a55abfa2&e=29f2240adb  34:28 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  31:15 RELEASES 37:18 a16z 2022 State of Crypto Report https://twitter.com/a16z/status/1526524210927083520  39:37 EY Supply Chain Tracking https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/147287/ey-unveils-supply-chain-tracking-service-on-polygon-nightfall  40:30 RAISES 40:33 a16z $600M Gaming Fund + Framework https://www.wsj.com/articles/andreessen-horowitz-debuts-600-million-gaming-fund-to-add-to-web3-bets-11652878800  43:49 Community Questions https://twitter.com/thefaketomato/status/1527029194336632834  46:11 TAKES 46:14 Legitimize Price Gouging https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1525301234516652032  49:34 Long-term Crypto Fundamental Indicator https://twitter.com/matthuang/status/1525871531070435328  50:21 Build the Dip https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1527278030095147008  52:46 What David’s Excited About 53:15 What Ryan’s Excited About Pics from Permissionless Meeting IRL https://twitter.com/0x_Lucas/status/1526237799699169281  Meeting on stage https://twitter.com/mad5/status/1526553782808678400  David + Ryan at DAO event https://twitter.com/JulianPscheid/status/1526756748555694080  https://twitter.com/GrayberJef/status/1526772418118836225  Rosenthal on Stage https://twitter.com/DisruptiveBrain/status/1526662343333138433 The Merge https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1526954353709531137  First ever Ryan+David pic with a fan https://twitter.com/res_fluid/status/1526910754473000961  Ryan + Dixon https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1526570918851530754  Getting Green Pilled https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1526625409214959618  DeFi state of the Union https://twitter.com/mcutler/status/1526914528633552897  Party https://twitter.com/PallerJohn/status/1527152102459461638  59:07 Moment of Zen ----- 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

20 May 2022


Robinhood's Crypto Pivot with Vlad Tenev, Co-Founder, CEO

Robinhood's Crypto Pivot with Vlad Tenev, Co-Founder, CEO

Robinhood's Co-Founder & CEO, Vlad Tenev announced some major news at Permissionless earlier this week. Robinhood is diving deep into crypto and web3! How so? When's the big roll-out? Hear all about it and so much more in the interview. P.S. It's Ryan and David's FIRST in-person interview! You don't want to miss it, anon. Trust. ------ 📣 ALCHEMIX | Get a self-repaying loan today! https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 4:53 Wen Vlad & Robinhood Got Cryptopilled 7:55 Why Self-Custody 9:09 Robinhood 3 12:15 Chromatic Feedback & Other Features 14:03 Why the Crypto Pivot? 20:37 Utility of Robinhood’s Non-Custodian Wallet 26:04 Cannobolization Threat? 27:32 Robinhood’s Seriousness, Culture, & Demand 30:44 Robinhood Crypto Users 32:28 Robinhood 3’s Case for Normies 34:56 What’s Next ------ Resources: Vlad Tenev https://twitter.com/vladtenev  Robinhood 3 https://robinhood.com/web3-wallet  ----- 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

19 May 2022


Alpha Leak | The Bull Case for Lyra

Alpha Leak | The Bull Case for Lyra

Mike Spain is the Co-Founder of Lyra, an options trading protocol accessing the scalability of Layer 2 Ethereum to provide a robust, lightning-fast, and reliable trading experience. David and Mike chat about how Lyra got started, the impact of on-chain options, Lyra’s newest launch—Avalon—and so much more. Avalon is available now to a select group of users and will be available to the public on May 30th! ------ 📣 ALCHEMIX | Get a self-repaying loan today! https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 3:38 The Genesis of Lyra 6:20 On-Chain Options 11:36 How Lyra Wins 14:46 Pros & Cons of On-Chain Options 16:42 Lyra Limitations & Roadmap 21:47 Composibilty & Avalon 28:39 The Lyra Vision 30:19 Yield & Options 32:00 Lyra $OP Distribution 33:33 Closing ------ Resources: Mike Spain https://twitter.com/0xmjs  Lyra https://twitter.com/lyrafinance  Avalon https://blog.lyra.finance/avalon-upgrade-primer/  Discord https://discord.com/invite/Lyra  ----- 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

18 May 2022


Instagram Bringing NFTs to 2.9B People | Sandeep & Mihailo, Polygon

Instagram Bringing NFTs to 2.9B People | Sandeep & Mihailo, Polygon

Sandeep Nailwal and Mihailo Bjelic are the Co-Founders of Polygon. They’ve been on Bankless in the past, but not during a time like the one we currently find ourselves in. However, the bear market is not stopping Polygon from building. Polygon is enabling Instagram to bring NFTs to 2.9B people. And that's not all! They're also working with Stripe to allow USDC payments via Polygon. Hear how exactly they plan on doing this, what they plan on building next, how they're thinking about the bear market, and so much more! ------ 📣 ALCHEMIX | Get a self-repaying loan today! https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 8:41 Instagram is Adding NFTs 15:01 Meta’s Crypto Team 17:40 What Instagram NFTs Look Like 21:30 The Potential of NFTs on Instagram 26:31 Is Polygon Ready to Support New Users? 29:58 Stripe to Allow USDC Payments via Polygon 35:35 Addresses, Stripe Wallet & Gas Fees? 41:12 Polygon’s Strategy Going Forward 49:04 Polygon Supernets 53:38 Weathering the Bear Market Storm 58:55 Thoughts on the Market Crash 1:02:24 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Sandeep & Mihailo's Previous Bankless Episodes https://youtu.be/Gf2aalPt8-k  https://youtu.be/rCJUBUTFElE  Sandeep Nailwal https://twitter.com/sandeepnailwal  Mihailo Bjelic https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic  Instagram NFTs https://imgur.com/a/c1vBnM2  Stripe to Allow USDC Payments via Polygon https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/04/21/stripe-taps-polygon-to-allow-customers-to-make-payments-in-usdc/  Polygon Supernets https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1517502692670640129  ----- 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

17 May 2022


The Astrological Crypto Maven with Maren Altman | Layer Zero

The Astrological Crypto Maven with Maren Altman | Layer Zero

Crypto is a multidisciplinary field. Whether it’s finance, sociology, history, or philosophy—the list goes on. However, what about astrology? Can crypto be predicted using it? Maren makes the case for why. And she's got the track record to prove it. In this episode, we dive into Maren’s astrological crypto trading methods, her responses to the main critiques, what lies ahead in the coming months and remaining decade, and so much more. ------ 📣 ALCHEMIX | Get a self-repaying loan today! https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:20 Who is Maren & Astrology? 8:00 The Method to Predicting 10:06 Critiques of the Method 15:20 Predicting the Collapse of UST 17:34 Maren’s Track Record & Reading 22:21 Gravitating Towards Crypto 27:41 The Maren Community 35:46 Prediction Timeframes & Cycles 37:54 What’s Coming in May, June & Beyond? 46:10 Multidisciplinary Alignment 47:53 Astrace & Other Things Maren’s Working On 57:37 David & Maren’s Signs ------ Resources: Maren https://www.youtube.com/c/MarenAltman/videos  https://twitter.com/marenaltman  https://www.tiktok.com/@marenaltman  ----- 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

17 May 2022


118 - Raoul Pal | Should We Be Scared Right Now?

118 - Raoul Pal | Should We Be Scared Right Now?

The current outlook in the markets is... shaky at best. War in Europe. Inflation and political instability in the USA. On top of that, Terra (UST)  began its historic plummet—right in the middle of recording this episode. Raoul Pal of RealVision returns to Bankless to synthesize the widespread chaos in the markets, and helps us figure out how to position ourselves for these wild times. ------ 📣 ALCHEMIX | Get a Loan that Repays Itself! https://bankless.cc/Alchemix ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING  https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:30 Not Looking Good Out There 14:00 What Goes Up… 19:49 The Macro Fundamentals 25:09 The Debt Bubble 31:29 Tech Stocks 37:30 No Safety Net 42:34 Global Concerns 47:45 UST Collapses 52:30 A Massive Meltdown 55:15 Regulation 59:30 Maturing Crypto Markets 1:05:45 What can save us? 1:12:38 More Stimulus Checks? 1:19:22 Hedging Against Inflation 1:22:00 Raoul’s Portfolio 1:26:10 Culture as an Asset Class 1:28:53 Advice for First-Timers 1:31:40 Should We Be Scared? ------ Resources: Raoul Pal: https://twitter.com/RaoulGMI?s=20&t=fcZpeyDaMB3GKo8aC1i4Gw  RealVision: https://www.realvision.com/  ----- 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

16 May 2022


Anthony Sassano & Eric Conner | Luna Demise, Bear Survival, Bullish ETH Merge

Anthony Sassano & Eric Conner | Luna Demise, Bear Survival, Bullish ETH Merge

Anthony, Eric, and David dive into the downfall of Luna, takeaways from this week, bear market survival, and why they're bullish on the ETH merge. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Resources: Anthony Sassano https://twitter.com/sassal0x  https://twitter.com/thedailygwei  https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDailyGwei  Eric Conner https://twitter.com/econoar  https://podcast.ethhub.io/  ----- 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

14 May 2022


ROLLUP: Crypto Bear Market? UST Luna Collapse. Instagram NFTs. Coinbase Bankruptcy? Bankless Youtube Ban.

ROLLUP: Crypto Bear Market? UST Luna Collapse. Instagram NFTs. Coinbase Bankruptcy? Bankless Youtube Ban.

2nd Week of May, 2022 ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:30 MARKETS 4:00 BTC Price 5:14 ETH Price 6:20 BTC Ratio 7:30 Down Bad 8:20 The Fed 11:30 Alt L1s https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1524530815534780418?s=20&t=vizZmVoPrcVxbam1fHBrDw  18:41 Coinbase Earnings https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1524128481537400832  22:30 NEWS 23:00 UST Luna Collapse https://twitter.com/terra_money/status/1524785058296778752?s=21&t=E7dei4OsxkNXTk1l9K0kaQ  36:06 Tether Loses Peg https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/05/12/tether-loses-1-peg-bitcoin-drops-to-2020-levels-of-near-24k/  38:05 Coinbase Bankruptcy https://www.wsj.com/articles/coinbase-says-users-crypto-assets-lack-bankruptcy-protections-11652294103  41:27 Bankless Banned from Youtube https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1523317593947353089  48:58 Optimism Records https://twitter.com/kelvinfichter/status/1523826091961597953  51:00 NFTs 51:24 Instagram NFTs https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1523404729715359745  53:49 Doodles Billboard CEO https://decrypt.co/99660/ethereum-nft-collective-doodles-names-billboard-executive-new-ceo  54:14 PopeNFT https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/426931  54:54 Poolsuite Manor DAO https://twitter.com/Poolsuite/status/1522311339116539906  55:15 REGULATION 55:44 BitMEX Fine https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/05/05/us-court-orders-bitmex-founders-to-pay-30m-for-illegal-trading-2/  56:51 Germany Tax https://decrypt.co/100086/germany-wont-tax-bitcoin-ethereum-sold-after-one-year-of-possession  57:43 JUNO Oops https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1522290377713192962  58:30 RELEASES 58:40 Hop Drop https://twitter.com/HopProtocol/status/1522284534598967300  1:00:45 Compound Treasury Credit Rating https://twitter.com/compoundfinance/status/1523655146898661376  1:01:35 Zapper iOS App https://twitter.com/zapper_fi/status/1517155336070696961  1:02:25 Zora $50m Raise https://twitter.com/stevejang/status/1522287336209362944  1:03:18 Decrypt Raise https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/05/03/decrypt-spins-out-from-consensys-mesh-raises-10m-at-50m-valuation/  1:03:40 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  1:08:15 Community Questions https://twitter.com/ChristopherSc15/status/1524539103412379650?s=20&t=C0zGfY_hr437Uh3oamnkuw  https://twitter.com/Jasper_ETH/status/1524492344317419520?s=20&t=C0zGfY_hr437Uh3oamnkuw  https://twitter.com/daniserra/status/1524570148257947648?s=20&t=C0zGfY_hr437Uh3oamnkuw  1:15:45 TAKES 1:16:10 DAO Culture https://twitter.com/owocki/status/1524069606855303168  1:18:35 The Best Investments https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1524703484884488192?s=20&t=HrwnaTnEh4GfX6mk8q5Ybg   1:20:15 What David’s Excited About 1:22:00 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:24:05 MEME of the Week 1:25:00 Moment of Zen ----- 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

13 May 2022


UST Luna - The Biggest COLLAPSE in Crypto History

UST Luna - The Biggest COLLAPSE in Crypto History

We’re currently watching one of the the largest events in Crypto history.  The sketchy outlook in the markets has triggered a run on the UST stablecoin, which began destabilizing in the last several weeks. As time progressed, the peg worsened, and it eventually rolled over into a complete crash of both the value of UST, and the native asset LUNA. What led to the crash? Was it a coordinated attack, or an inevitable collapse? What Red Flags were there ahead of time? What’s the fallout from all of this? What lessons can we learn?  ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:30 Explaining the Terra Ecosystem 9:30 Tail Risk and Background 13:50 Bitcoin, Curve, and Monsters 17:54 The Initial Destabilization 20:14 The Panic Begins 24:40 The Charts 27:18 A Total Collapse 32:30 Regulators Get Involved 35:08 Was This An Attack? 37:58 The Collateral Damage 40:00 Do Kwon’s Big Talk 41:52 Rick Sanchez and Basis Cash 44:08 Community Response 46:05 How Do We Move On? 49:14 Don’t Take Shortcuts ------ Resources: Anchor Protocol: https://app.anchorprotocol.com/earn  Buying Bitcoin: https://twitter.com/LFG_Reserve/status/1507688906820620291  Curve Pools: https://dune.com/SebVentures/UST  Binance Orderbook: https://twitter.com/hasufl/status/1523817151471230976?s=20&t=FiTLk5ce5JmTg_s7QnWgMw  External Collateral: https://twitter.com/ThinkingBitmex/status/1523526622044860416  Deploying More Capital: https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1523733542492016640  Collapse: https://twitter.com/ryanberckmans/status/1523712585794977792  Bitconnect: https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1524451573908209664?s=20&t=1cKzW3BXwfKsAdFAsObfLQ  Historical: https://twitter.com/nic__carter/status/1524233730717585409?s=20&t=azvpduGJEOCfqyNCUFSBWA  Janet Yellen: https://twitter.com/tier10k/status/1524031909067698180?s=20&t=FiTLk5ce5JmTg_s7QnWgMw  Coordinated Attack: https://twitter.com/TerraBitesPod/status/1524229263469293570?s=20&t=FiTLk5ce5JmTg_s7QnWgMw  Vitalik Clip: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1523995722261147648?s=20&t=FiTLk5ce5JmTg_s7QnWgMw  Mental Health: https://twitter.com/Shigeo808/status/1524149580048191488?s=20&t=azvpduGJEOCfqyNCUFSBWA  ----- 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

12 May 2022


Betting the Fund on the Merge | Hal Press, North Rock Digital

Betting the Fund on the Merge | Hal Press, North Rock Digital

What happens when a guy becomes so convicted on ETH that he bets HIS ENTIRE FUND on the Ethereum Proof-of-Stake merge? How much alpha is there in the All Core Devs calls? How should YOU play the merge?  Hal Press of North Rock Digital joins us as we discuss how to value tokens, and how to trade the biggest moment in crypto history. ------  OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis ------  SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave ️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 7:00 What Sets ETH Apart 18:09 Revenue and Cost 24:50 DeFi Utility 31:00 Blockchain Expenses 35:45 Inflating and Revenue 39:48 Supply and Demand 45:56 ETH vs Alt Layer 1s 56:06 Will the Price Lag? 1:03:36 Who Leads the Market? 1:05:35 Modeling Ethereum 1:11:45 ETH Staking Numbers 1:20:00 Wen Merge? 1:30:18 Trading the Merge 1:35:50 Closing ------ Resources: Hal Press: https://twitter.com/NorthRockLP?s=20&t=ZONa4ZJl5kcxbE43zFZKBg Crypto Fees: https://cryptofees.info/ Nillion: https://www.nillion.com/ The Ethereum Thesis: https://twitter.com/NorthRockLP/status/1484926691990556675?s=20&t=ZONa4ZJl5kcxbE43zFZKBg ----- 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

11 May 2022


Fiskantes Predicts the Next Meta | Layer Zero

Fiskantes Predicts the Next Meta | Layer Zero

With clean takes and tasteful anime, Fiskantes has one of the best degen anon accounts on crypto twitter. In this episode, we explore the many metagames of crypto and investing like Bitcoin, NFTs, Meme Stocks, and Poker.   Where will the next meta be? Hint: the frontier is where the magic happens. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:00 Fiskantes and Poker 13:19 Whale Dynamics 18:50 The Next Meta 22:55 The Current NFT Meta 28:43 The Meta Diverges 39:07 Exploring at the Margin 45:45 Intuition on the Frontier 51:10 Exporting Culture 55:44 Anon vs Crypto IRL 1:00:56 Living Online 1:09:00 Squad Wealth 1:13:45 Parting Wisdom ------ Resources: Fiskantes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fiskantes?s=20&t=vm_h2ChpdCBFIzJxi7Gv-w  Zee Prime Capital: https://zeeprime.capital/  ----- 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

10 May 2022


117 - Timeless Wisdom for Crypto Investors | Jim O'Shaughnessy

117 - Timeless Wisdom for Crypto Investors | Jim O'Shaughnessy

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/117-jim-debrief  ----- Jim O’Shaughnessy is a Wall Street legend and the Founder, Chairman, and Co-CIO of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management, which has over $6 billion in assets under management. Tap in for timeless investing wisdom to last in crypto for the long-haul. We like playing long-term games, and Jim has decades of investing experience. He’s also a lot of fun to listen to. Since Jim fell into the world of investing, how has the game changed? What’s stayed the same? And most importantly, what does the crypto investor need to know about staying ahead of the curve? ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:45 Jim O’Shaughnessy 11:30 The investing zeitgeist 17:15 How has the narrative changed? 29:28 Are fundamentals dead? 41:08 Picking the right one 54:44 Investing hacks 1:08:10 The age of social media 1:15:00 Anchoring the crypto space 1:22:08 Psychological hacks 1:29:45 Knowing when to sell 1:36:11 Final thoughts 1:41:38 Conclusions & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Jim O’Shaughnessy https://twitter.com/jposhaughnessy?s=20&t=h5tIizdYwRmThOJTC-03oQ  Devil Takes the Hindmost https://www.amazon.com/Devil-Take-Hindmost-Financial-Speculation/dp/0452281806  Securities Analysis https://www.amazon.com/Security-Analysis-Foreword-Buffett-Editions/dp/0071592539/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=securities+analysis&qid=1651919905&s=books&sprefix=securities%2Cstripbooks%2C107&sr=1-3  The Intelligent Investor https://www.amazon.com/Intelligent-Investor-Definitive-Investing-Essentials/dp/0060555661/ref=sr_1_1?crid=10L16SFDNU20V&keywords=the+individual+investor&qid=1651919926&s=books&sprefix=the+individual+investor%2Cstripbooks%2C97&sr=1-1  The Internet Contrarian https://www.osam.com/pdfs/The_Internet_Contrarian_-_4-22-99.pdf  The Simpsons - Sideshow Bob Steps on Rakes https://youtu.be/aRq1Ksh-32g  ----- 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

9 May 2022


The 10k ENS Club with 713.eth & 562.eth | Alpha Leak

The 10k ENS Club with 713.eth & 562.eth | Alpha Leak

Something weird is happening in ENS land. Low-digit ENS numbers are MOONING and people are playing the numbers game! A new org has emerged with ###.ETH ENS names! Tune in to be in the know of what's happening with the 10k ENS Club, how to get involved, and the bullish plans they have for the future. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:15 What's Happening? 11:40 Valuing ENS #'s 14:05 The Future of the 10K Club Community 19:00 What's the Utility? 28:30 DAO or Not? 36:15 Subdomains & Wen Sellout? 39:05 Relationship with ENS & 10K Club 41:30 Closing Thoughts ------ Resources: 10K Club https://twitter.com/10kClubOfficial  713.eth | 5070.eth https://twitter.com/soy_eth  562.eth / 630.eth / ٠٠١.eth https://twitter.com/LeoAlhalabi  ENS https://ens.domains/  ----- 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

8 May 2022


Hop Protocol AIRDROP and DAO Launch! 🟣_🟣

Hop Protocol AIRDROP and DAO Launch! 🟣_🟣

Chris Winfrey from Hop Protocol tells us all about the launch of the Hop Protocol DAO! ------  OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis ------  SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave ️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:30 Chris Whinfrey 7:30 Layer 2 Bridges 10:25 The Hop Origins 14:45 No VC Funding 19:07 The Hop Airdrop 23:56 The Airdrop Meta 28:15 The Distribution 32:57 The Trinity 35:27 The Token 41:00 Yield and the Bridge Wars 47:08 Layer 2 Airdrop Szn 50:57 What's Next? ------ Resources: Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhinfreyChris?s=20 Announcement Post: https://hop.mirror.xyz/AI5fOUR0X_l0mktShDOx3mwr-hsB24gp8GvTWtS-MBc Hop Links - Twitter:          https://twitter.com/HopProtocol?s=20 - Discord:         https://discord.gg/PwCF88emV4 - Exchange:     https://hop.exchange/ ----- 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

7 May 2022


Is Crypto Dead? Fed Crashes Markets. Bored Ape Land Mint. Hop Airdrop. Solana Down.

Is Crypto Dead? Fed Crashes Markets. Bored Ape Land Mint. Hop Airdrop. Solana Down.

1st Week of May, 2022 ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across 🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA 👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:00 MARKETS 4:20 BTC Price 5:10 ETH Price 6:31 ETH BTC Ratio 7:30 Crypto Market Cap 7:50 THE FED https://twitter.com/NorthmanTrader/status/1520048451660226561?s=20&t=WsDzeddLzDPlD__LhyLbbA 13:15 Ethereum’s Q1 Results https://twitter.com/banklesshq/status/1520140178878353410 16:05 Global Metrics https://dune.com/hildobby/Ethereum-Overview 17:08 OP Stimpak https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1521577143364427777?s=20&t=OPbZKxvvbYFZRDvMbp4wXg 19:30 NFTs Booming https://decrypt.co/99226/nfts-dead-opensea-daily-trading-record-476m-ethereum 22:15 RELEASES 23:00 Lido Centralization https://scorecard.lido.fi/ 26:12 ENS Constitution https://constitution.ens.domains/ 27:12 Etherscan Heatmap https://twitter.com/etherscan/status/1521813183346151424 27:45 RAISES 28:00 Pangea https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-05-04/crypto-wunderkinds-secure-85-million-to-start-own-hedge-fund 28:48 Syndicate https://twitter.com/SyndicateDAO/status/1521483151406600192 30:12 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 30:00 NEWS 32:35 Hop Airdrop https://twitter.com/HopProtocol/status/1520055351931985921 34:35 Bored Ape Mint Fiasco https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/state-of-the-network-issue-153 40:30 Fork Optimism https://twitter.com/FUCORY/status/1520849858793402368 42:20 10k ENS Club https://twitter.com/10kclubofficial/status/1520903265164091402 45:50 Starbucks NFTs https://techcrunch.com/2022/05/04/starbucks-to-launch-nfts-this-year-offering-access-to-unique-experiences-and-benefits/ 47:20 SOLANA GOES DOWN https://twitter.com/solanastatus/status/1520508697100926977 49:20 Censorship Worries https://twitter.com/nixxholas/status/1520509031751684096 51:23 Broken Record https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1521657185654116353?s=20&t=cgCZ5KCih_sZluVjKLjFfA 54:20 OTHER NEWS 54:39 Waren Buffet BTC https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/warren-buffett-charlie-munger-bitcoin-crypto-cryptocurrency-investing-berkshire-hathaway-2022-4 56:30 PoolTogether Lawsuit https://www.wsj.com/articles/crypto-savings-lawsuit-puts-principles-of-defi-to-the-test-11642069806 1:02:06 TRIBE Exploit https://decrypt.co/99103/fei-protocol-offers-10m-bounty-after-80m-rari-capital-exploit 1:05:00 COMMUNITY QUESTIONS https://twitter.com/wongisrite/status/1522054783200243712 1:06:54 Layer 2 Solutions https://twitter.com/locopatron1/status/1522057520721801217?s=20&t=cgCZ5KCih_sZluVjKLjFfA 1:08:48 Sharding or Movie? https://twitter.com/sharath_darsha/status/1522060962500554753?s=20&t=cgCZ5KCih_sZluVjKLjFfA 1:10:00 TAKES 1:10:28 Parasitic Layer 2s https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1521503349773946882 1:13:06 Bad Take https://twitter.com/pgaffney/status/1522038187782254593 1:16:28 What David’s Excited About 1:18:47 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:20:05 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1521908752756080642?s=20&t=cgCZ5KCih_sZluVjKLjFfA ----- 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

6 May 2022


The Trillion Dollar L2 Opportunity | Part Two

The Trillion Dollar L2 Opportunity | Part Two

This is part two of a two part Ryan and David masterclass on the trillion dollar L2 opportunity. A paradigm shift unlike any other is unfolding at this very moment. Countless crypto newcomers wish they started experimenting with parts of space sooner vs. later. There’s still time, though. Especially as it pertains to L2s. Tune in to learn more about what makes this opportunity so immense, how to take advantage of it, what it means for the future of the space, and so much more. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:30 Public Goods Explained 14:00 The Fault of Block Rewards 19:40 Where the Money Comes From 23:50 Types of Public Goods Taxes 27:25 Good vs. Bad MEV 28:55 Where Revenue Goes 32:40 Retroactive Public Goods 44:30 Public vs. Private Investing 46:30 The Untapped Potential 53:40 Public Goods Building Ideas 56:23 The Opportunities 58:05 Disclaimers ------ Resources: Part One https://youtu.be/HMFxgTbY_9Y  Tascha Labs https://twitter.com/TaschaLabs  Optimism https://www.optimism.io/  ----- 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

5 May 2022


The Trillion Dollar L2 Opportunity | Part One

The Trillion Dollar L2 Opportunity | Part One

This is part one of a two part Ryan and David masterclass on the trillion dollar L2 opportunity. L2 summer is right around the corner. Start preparing now. Part two will be airing tomorrow! ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:30 Why to be Excited About L2s 8:38 Do L2s Cannibalize ETH? 16:33 L2 Fees 20:55 Difference in Rollups Fees 22:55 L1 Fees 29:29 The L2 Paradigm 32:05 Burning Explained 40:32 ETH Stake Rate 42:55 The Demand for ETH 51:55 L2’s Narrative Opportunity 56:45 The Security Budget 1:01:30 L2 Summer is Coming 1:06:10 Liquid Mining & Tokens 1:08:10 Summarizing Part One 1:12:30 Disclaimers ------ Resources: L2 GDP Map https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1521503349773946882  Burn Leaderboard https://ultrasound.money/  ETH Isn’t Expensive  https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1521471900836372481  Money Printer https://moneyprinter.info/  Crypto Fees https://cryptofees.info/  ----- 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

4 May 2022


Ethereum's Hollywood Moment | Camila Russo

Ethereum's Hollywood Moment | Camila Russo

Camila Russo, founder of The Defiant, is bringing Ethereum to Hollywood with the feature film adaptation of her fantastic book "The Infinite Machine." This is the first project of its kind and is gaining speed, recently attaching Scott Free Productions (Ridley Scott's company) to produce. With these headwinds, The Infinite Machine movie is set to disrupt Hollywood in more ways than one. Reflecting on how she got to this point and the long road ahead, our biggest questions are... wen movie? Who's going to play Vitalik? And how can YOU get involved? ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro  7:00 The Social Network of Crypto 12:42 From Book to Script 18:41 Scott Free Productions 21:55 The Roadmap 26:00 Bankless Picks the Actors 29:45 Funding with NFTs 35:22 The Artists and DAO 40:19 The Defiant & the Future 46:02 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Camila Russo: https://twitter.com/CamiRusso?s=20&t=7RSAv0_0myTciEikiAR7mw  The Defiant: https://twitter.com/DefiantNews?s=20&t=7RSAv0_0myTciEikiAR7mw  The Infinite Machine (book): https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-infinite-machine-camila-russo?variant=32123333836834  The Infinite Machine (movie): https://www.theinfinitemachinemovie.com/  ----- 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

4 May 2022


The Eternal Optimist with Karl Floersch | Layer Zero

The Eternal Optimist with Karl Floersch | Layer Zero

Karl Floersch is the co-founder of Optimism, the Ethereum rollup scaling solution, as well as one of the primary advocates in the space for public goods funding. Through his prolific body of work—as well as a boundless well of optimism and energy—Karl is a core beating heart of Ethereum culture, as well as a schelling point for values and ethos across the ecosystem. We say it every episode: the code we write impacts the people who use it. Few embody this declaration more than Karl, whose deepest passion is building technological infrastructure to incentivize ethical behavior. We also explore the concept of ‘Ether’s Phoenix,’ a hypothetical being that rewards you for manifesting it—directly contrasting the concept of Roko’s Basilisk (research at your own risk).  ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:00 Inspiration and Leaders 10:10 Road to Ethereum 16:13 For the Right Reasons 21:12 Embedding Values 28:35 The School of Fish 34:38 The Future Karl Sees 42:00 The Human Body Metaphor 47:44 The Decentralized Brain 52:25 Retroactive Public Goods Funding 57:14 Distributing Funds 1:01:08 Unprecedented Opportunity 1:04:59 R*ku’s B*silisk 1:08:39 Ether’s Phoenix (caw!) 1:15:40 A Just Utopia ------ Resources: Karl Floersch: https://twitter.com/karl_dot_tech  Optimism: https://twitter.com/optimismPBC  Ether’s Phoenix: https://medium.com/ethereum-optimism/ethers-phoenix-18fb7d7304bb  ----- 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

3 May 2022


116 - Why Bankless Is Wrong | Ethan Buchman - Cosmos

116 - Why Bankless Is Wrong | Ethan Buchman - Cosmos

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/116-ethan-debrief  ----- Ethan Buchman is a fantastic human being, an Internet Biophysicist, Monetary Localist, and Co-Founder at Cosmos. In addition, he is President of the Interchain Foundation. Today, he comes on Bankless to tell us why we’re wrong. This episode’s dialectic explores the fate of the blockchain ecosystem—will we have a multi-chain sprawl of different protocols, or will we see a few chains with a power law distribution? We dive into the value of monetary premium, set against the opposing side of monetary clearing and velocity. And what does this all mean for security? The ultimate answer we seek is how to avoid turning the world into a dystopia. On either side of the tyranny spectrum lies anarchy and autocracy, so perhaps the answer rests somewhere in the middle. ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 https://availableon.com/bankless  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 An Internet Biophysicist 6:10 Why Is Bankless Wrong?  9:35 Network Topology 15:55 Co-op Full vs Bankless 23:06 Monetary Premium vs Clearing 33:25 Empires vs City-States 44:48 Discussing the EVM 51:59 The Role of Bitcoin 56:39 DeFi vs ReFi 1:00:49 Systems and Cycles 1:09:00 The Network Effect of Money 1:14:48 Mutual Exclusivity 1:19:34 Layer 2 vs Cosmos 1:26:38 Cooperative Democracies 1:32:31 Plutocracy 1:42:15 Chaos and Order 1:47:55 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Map of Zones https://mapofzones.com/  Debt: The First 5000 Years https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debt:_The_First_5000_Years  Cosmos EVM https://evmos.org/  ----- 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 May 2022


EVM Equivalence | David Reads

EVM Equivalence | David Reads

📄 READ THE ARTICLE: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/evm-equivalence  ------ 📣 THE GRAPH | Graph Day in San Francisco | June 2-5 https://bankless.cc/GraphDay   ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across   🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA   👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave   ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING  https://bankless.cc/lido    🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ 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

30 April 2022


ROLLUP: Elon Buys Twitter | Free Speech | Optimism Airdrop | Moonbirds NFTs | OpenSea Gem

ROLLUP: Elon Buys Twitter | Free Speech | Optimism Airdrop | Moonbirds NFTs | OpenSea Gem

Last Week of April, 2022 ------ 📣 THE GRAPH | Graph Day in San Francisco | June 2-5 https://bankless.cc/GraphDay   ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across   🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA   👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave   ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING  https://bankless.cc/lido    🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger     ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:00 MARKETS 3:25 BTC Price 4:15 ETH Price 5:10 USD ATH https://imgur.com/GTS2ugz  6:38 Huge Gains in 2021 https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/142795/crypto-investors-made-163-billion-in-gains-in-2021-chainalysis  7:59 ENS Bull Market https://twitter.com/ENSbrokerage/status/1518939316671725569  13:12 ApeCoin Mooning https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/apecoin  15:00 RELEASES 17:20 Stripe Crypto Payments https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/22/stripe-launches-crypto-payments-feature-with-twitter-as-first-client.html  18:38 Volt Protocol https://twitter.com/VoltProtocol/status/1517578992278249472?s=20&t=6WCwIscpmBkQhvfILpTomw  19:49 Fidelity 401k https://t.co/f9rRRHIG3h  21:34 AngelList USDC Payments https://twitter.com/CharleyMa/status/1519322237815472128?s=20&t=zGG6hpeB0kWP_Z6eCUDtxw  22:35 CryptoKicks https://decrypt.co/98488/nike-rtfkt-reveal-cryptokicks-ethereum-nft-metaverse-sneakers  24:05 JPEG’d Protocol https://medium.com/@jpegd/jpegd-protocol-launch-e255f32546bb  RAISES27:44 Joe McCann $1B Fund https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/143448/founders-from-a16z-solana-and-more-back-new-billion-dollar-crypto-fund  30:48 Dragonfly’s Fund 3 https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/27/crypto-focused-dragonfly-capital-launches-650m-third-fund/?tpcc=tcplustwitter  31:35 Other Releases https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/21/liquifi-is-building-carta-web3-for-crypto-companies-tokens-blockchain/  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/142800/scroll-raises-ethereum-scaling-project-funding  https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/04/26/dex-protocol-0x-labs-raises-70m-from-greylock-opensea-and-jared-leto-report/  32:55 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  34:00 NEWS 34:25 Elon Buys Twitter https://twitter.com/bnonews/status/1518632272395657218?s=21&t=9jRlT-9PdCasZsm27QH9uw  35:50 Stani Kulechov Twitter Ban https://youtu.be/1af9OSCZlXA  OPTIMISM 40:01 Optimism Collective https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1519001562345005057?s=20&t=THP1M38B0NcxGVsTKDuAAQ  43:48 Airdrop https://community.optimism.io/docs/governance/allocations/  44:50 Data & Takes https://twitter.com/princecrypto9/status/1519289833616777217?s=20&t=z4CB0TolqtCvB3HLwAUTOg  50:40 Ridley Scott Producing https://decrypt.co/98421/alien-director-ridley-scott-produce-film-ethereums-rise  52:04 Infura Down https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1517515771441778689?s=20&t=16kdQ3GmdiPJi3O1vU-u3w  NFTs 52:49 Moonbirds Mooning https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/143249/moonbirds-nft-record-sale-1m-kevin-rose-project  58:00 Solana NFTs https://decrypt.co/98848/solana-okay-bears-top-ethereum-nft-projects-18m-sales  59:12 OpenSea Acquires Gem https://twitter.com/opensea/status/1518590087285678081?s=20&t=VKBLpz9v5eYYDCuRW7p7ow  1:00:04 Bitcoin News https://www.businesstoday.in/crypto/story/central-african-republic-accepts-bitcoin-as-legal-tender-331077-2022-04-25  https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/04/22/panamanian-legislative-assemblys-committee-approves-bill-regulating-cryptocurrencies  REGULATION 1:00:42  Snowden Zcash https://twitter.com/documentingzec/status/1519427037752004609?s=21&t=QS3Yfpgqv2cfreFjRnZLVA  1:02:42 Tron Terra Copycat https://twitter.com/WuBlockchain/status/1517124429737648129?s=20&t=0KayrDtwHK_0FnyqiNSSDw  1:03:20 ECB Speech https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/key/date/2022/html/ecb.sp220425~6436006db0.en.html  1:06:00 TAKES 1:07:30 Toxic Insecurity https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1517540916210319361?s=20&t=6Epyd6KM2V4Ns1W22w2AKA  1:09:30 Jon Stewart Authoritarianism https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/jon-stewart-mark-twain-prize-2022-1235134621/  1:10:08 CT vs NFT Twitter https://twitter.com/0xwave/status/1518027212951150594?s=21&t=8RZbDznkwbg4jwp2Cs-IIA  1:11:20 EVM Equivalence https://twitter.com/0xSianLiu/status/1519462941657276416?s=20&t=HzjZQwpeTY9PO4WkV7BRNw  1:13:24 How to Get a Job https://twitter.com/bkiepuszewski/status/1518528435253043201?s=20&t=YxMWdERkVla3kEsDscIcqw  1:14:24 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:16:39 What David’s Excited About 1:17:45 Meme of the Week https://twitter.com/nir_III/status/1519143079206428682?s=20&t=EPBZLVJB890e2GZ1PdZVAg  ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

29 April 2022


Introducing: The Optimism Collective & $OP Airdrop #1

Introducing: The Optimism Collective & $OP Airdrop #1

Optimism has released their Airdrop details! Check your eligibility: app.optimism.io/governance   The $OP token contract address is: 0x4200000000000000000000000000000000000042 BE VERY CAREFUL WITH SCAMS AND PHISHING ATTACKS.  🔴 POST LIVESTREAM AMA HOSTED BY OPTIMISM: https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1518617022782853120  ------ 📣 THE GRAPH | Graph Day in San Francisco | June 2-5 https://bankless.cc/GraphDay   ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across   🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA   👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave   ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING  https://bankless.cc/lido.   🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger    ----- Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 7:00 An Unprecedented Moment 12:50 Tokens and Governance 17:30 Plutocracy and Democracy 22:54 Balancing Incentive Games 26:10 The Optimism Foundation 30:02 Decentralizing Identity 33:45 Decentralizing Over Time 42:30 The $OP Token and Airdrop 48:00 Distributing Future Airdrops 53:22 Other Token Distributions 57:35 Retroactive Public Goods Funding 1:04:27 Blockspace Demand 1:07:55 EVM Equivalence & EIP 4844 1:14:11 Justice and Balance 1:16:04 What's Next for Optimism? 1:18:26 Be Optimistic ----- 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

27 April 2022


The Explorer Mindset with Simona Pop | Layer Zero

The Explorer Mindset with Simona Pop | Layer Zero

This episode takes place in the geographical heart of Layer Zero: the middle of DevConnect, the 2022 Amsterdam conference. With the backdrop of a lively conference center, Simona Pop explores heavy topics like the 1989 Romanian Revolution and the pitfalls of DAO governance.   When you cut off the head of top-down totalitarianism, you must replace it with something better—otherwise, another hydra head will appear. Simona thrives on the cutting edge of big problems like these, working on DAO Engagement Strategy at Gitcoin, Community Strategy at Status, and founding the Bounties Network.   When Simona talks about crypto and the Web3 space, the epic proportions of this moment in history become clear and present.   ------ 📣 THE GRAPH | Graph Day in San Francisco | June 2-5 https://bankless.cc/GraphDay     ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/      ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:    ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum     ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across     🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA     👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave     ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING  https://bankless.cc/lido      🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger      ------ Topics Covered:   5:00 Simona, Amsterdam, and Real Life 8:55 A Revolutionary Childhood 12:45 Successful Evolutions 18:03 The Wheel of Time 25:00 The Governance Problem 30:30 This is Water 37:00 Replacing Nation States 40:55 Generational Change 48:50 Status and Networks 55:34 Why Simona’s Optimistic 58:44 Working for DAOs 1:02:41 Advice for Noobs   ------ Resources:   Simona on Twitter Simona’s Linktree DevConnect Romanian Revolution     ----- 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

26 April 2022


115 - The Stagflation Mega-Trade | Dan Morehead

115 - The Stagflation Mega-Trade | Dan Morehead

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-the-stagflation-mega-trade  Dan Morehead is the Founder & CEO of Pantera Capital, a blockchain investment firm that’s up nearly 65,900% since inception. Dan has spent decades successfully managing global macro funds throughout countless cycles. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, macro plus crypto is a deadly combination. These two skills are some of the most important when it comes to navigating the remainder of this decade and beyond. Who better to share their expertise than Dan? In this episode, Dan peels back the layers of how inflation, the bond bubble, and other important crises became so extreme, how they compare to the late 1970s, what you should do to prepare for the craziness to come, and so much more. ------ 📣 THE GRAPH | Graph Day in San Francisco | June 2-5 https://bankless.cc/GraphDay  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:12 What’s Happening with Inflation 12:10 The Reality of Inflation 14:02 Bond Bubble & Money Printing 24:06 The $15T Bond Overcalculation 35:00 Comparing the 1970s & Today 45:00 How to Survive Stagflation 51:55 Position Yourself Wisely 55:40 Crypto’s Macro Response 1:04:35 Why We’re Decoupling 1:12:30 Is the Bear Market Over? 1:18:22 The Last 10 Years & Why Crypto 1:25:10 Institutional Conversations 1:30:50 Easy Button Portfolio 1:34:44 Dan’s 2022 & Beyond Focuses 1:39:30 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Dan on Twitter https://twitter.com/dan_pantera  Pantera Capital https://panteracapital.com/  Dan’s Letters from Pantera https://panteracapital.com/blockchain-letter/  https://panteracapital.com/blockchain-letter/the-year-ahead-in-crypto/  https://panteracapital.com/blockchain-letter/the-next-mega-trade/  https://panteracapital.com/blockchain-letter/its-called-the-70s/  Charts https://panteracapital.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Screen-Shot-2022-02-15-at-5.31.17-PM-1536x862.png  https://imgur.com/ZY4ltqn  ----- 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

25 April 2022


ROLLUP: Merge Alpha | Optimism Token?! | Ethereum Foundation Report | Coinbase NFT Beta | Beanstalk Exploit

ROLLUP: Merge Alpha | Optimism Token?! | Ethereum Foundation Report | Coinbase NFT Beta | Beanstalk Exploit

3rd Week of April, 2022 ------ 📣 THE GRAPH | Graph Day in San Francisco | June 2-5 https://bankless.cc/GraphDay  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING https://bankless.cc/lido  🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:50 MARKETS 5:54 BTC Price 6:43 ETH Price 7:05 Ratios, BED, Gas https://www.indexcoop.com/bed  7:39 Total Crypto Market Cap https://www.coingecko.com/en/global_charts  8:13 Dollar Strong? DXY https://imgur.com/nTyNBTR  10:10 Crypto Correction Incoming? https://cryptohayes.medium.com/the-q-trap-f1a38312f00f  12:55 6 Signs Optimism Token is Coming https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1516439426330599428  https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1516767142720331777  15:45 Price Page for Optimism?! https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/142651/coinbase-shows-price-page-for-optimism-suggesting-a-token-could-be-on-the-way  18:35 UST: Crypto’s 3rd-Largest Stablecoin https://decrypt.co/98069/terra-stablecoin-ust-crypto-third-largest  19:19 Share of NFT Market https://imgur.com/e8paHhK  https://www.sfermionresearch.com/research/a93zqom4t8df05icmjba1y43fpvoi3  23:15 RELEASES 24:00 SNEAK PEAK: Coinbase NFT Marketplace is Here (Beta) https://blog.coinbase.com/gm-coinbase-nft-is-now-in-beta- 25e6c052aa43    https://nft.coinbase.com/discover  26:30 Powered by 0x https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/142684/coinbase-nft-marketplace-beta-launch  https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/0x  27:50 Ethereum Foundation Report https://twitter.com/AyaMiyagotchi/status/1515949698779164672  https://ethereum.foundation/report-2022-04.pdf  28:40 80% of Treasury Holdings https://thedefiant.io/ethereum-foundation-treasury/  30:40 $JPG NFT Index from Index Coop https://twitter.com/indexcoop/status/1516780112443633667  31:40 Volt Protocol April 22, 2022 https://medium.com/volt-protocol/presenting-volt-f0ea2a38eb2e  34:15 Bankless Spring Calendar https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1516890191989936130  35:50 RAISES The Sandbox $400M - $4B Valuation https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/142466/the-sandbox-gears-up-to-raise-400-million-at-a-4-billion-valuation-report  Framework Ventures $400M Blockchain Gaming Fund https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/142512/framework-ventures-unveils-400-million-fund-with-a-special-focus-on-blockchain-gaming  Indian Crypto Exchange - CoinDCX $135M at $2.15B https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/18/indian-crypto-exchange-coindcx-tops-2-1-billion-valuation-in-new-135-million-funding/  EPNS $131M Series A https://twitter.com/epnsproject/status/1514605465530818567  Kevin O’Leary’s WonderFi Acquires Coinberry https://decrypt.co/98122/kevin-oleary-backed-defi-platform-wonderfi-to-acquire-coinberry-for-38m  37:35 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  39:45 NEWS 39:50 MetaMask 39:55 NFTs Getting Stolen Too https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/142304/metamask-advises-users-to-disable-automatic-icloud-backups-of-its-wallet-data-to-prevent-hacks  40:00 Do This NOW! https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1515727239391809536  41:30 Beanstalk Exploit https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/bean  44:50 North Korea hacked Ronin https://blockworks.co/fbi-says-north-korea-behind-625m-ronin-hack/  47:00 ETH MakerDAO ETH L2 StarkNet Integration https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/142641/makerdao-starknet-integration-ethereum-layer-2  47:22 NFTs 47:25 Punk 6529’s OM https://twitter.com/punk6529/status/1514718020849000461  50:15 Warner Music Group Partners with POAP https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/warner-music-group-partners-with-leading-web3-protocol-poap-inc-to-mint-shared-memories-as-nfts-301525635.html  52:05 NFT Influencer Shill List https://twitter.com/zachxbt/status/1516129830873583617  53:00 DeFi 53:05 Compound Ditch Yield Farmers Proposal? https://thedefiant.io/compound-incentive-overhaul/  55:55 World 55:56 Crypto funding military defense… https://twitter.com/FedorovMykhailo/status/1515610384811626497  59:00 TAKES 59:30 Make Your Friends & Family Worry https://twitter.com/ljin18/status/1516884317200396288  1:01:30 Andre Cronje Culture https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/142299/andre-cronje-crypto-culture-has-strangled-crypto-ethos  1:04:00 Welcome to Clown World https://twitter.com/Tree_of_Alpha/status/1515967463892168705  1:04:30 Mfers New Money Printer https://twitter.com/sartoshi_nft/status/1516680193842294787  https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1517142456218750982  1:06:30 Spicy L222 https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1516345954768666625  1:06:35 What David’s Excited About 1:14:30 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:22:20 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/stusim/status/1514641617369640960  1:23:20 Closing & Disclaimers ----- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

22 April 2022


Moonbirds and the Future of Utility NFTs | Kevin Rose

Moonbirds and the Future of Utility NFTs | Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose is pioneering the intersection between the NFT ecosystem and content creation. Kevin founded digg, the news aggregator site that innovated community-curated content in the early days of Web2. With a macro perspective on all things digital, Kevin has thrived as a builder and investor on the cutting edge of the internet.  The recent launch of Moonbirds is shaping up to be the best NFT drop of 2022, with a flood of volume and lofty valuations. In this episode, we dive into why it worked so well, as well as the lessons learned and actionable takeaways. We also score some advice for Bankless as fellow crypto-native content creators! The premium of Utility NFTs is growing rapidly, and we’re witnessing the growth in real time with innovative projects like Moonbirds that build upon previous successful projects. Aligning communities, creators, tokens, and value is how we onboard 1 billion people into crypto, and pioneers like Kevin are helping us pave the way. ------ 📣 THE GRAPH | Graph Day in San Francisco | June 2-5 https://bankless.cc/GraphDay  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING  https://bankless.cc/lido   🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger   ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 7:30 Kevin Rose 11:10 What is Proof? 18:14 Tokens, Creators, Communities 26:15 The Revenue Model 32:35 Diamond Handers & Tokens 39:57 The Moonbirds Launch 46:52 What’s Coming 50:55 Lessons  57:00 How to Launch an NFT 1:03:40 Utility NFTs 1:11:30 Bankless NFT? 1:17:17 On The Horizon 1:19:12 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinrose?s=20  Proof Podcast: https://www.proof.xyz/  Moonbirds Launch: https://decrypt.co/98112/kevin-roses-moonbirds-ethereum-nft-launch-generates-280m-in-two-days  Proof Collective: https://opensea.io/collection/proof-collective  Proof Website: https://collective.proof.xyz/  Moonbirds: https://moonbirds.xyz/  Dune Dashboard: https://dune.com/sealaunch/Proof-Moonbirds  Moonbirds on Opensea: https://opensea.io/collection/proof-moonbirds  ----- 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

20 April 2022


114 - In Defense of Bitcoin Maximalism | Vitalik Buterin

114 - In Defense of Bitcoin Maximalism | Vitalik Buterin

✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/114-vitalik-debrief  ---- Vitalik returns to Bankless once again—this time to defend Bitcoin Maximalism of all things. On April Fools Day this year, Vitalik posted an article to his blog titled 'In Defense of Bitcoin Maximalism,' but instead of being a pure troll, the Ethereum Founder approached the piece with truth and crafted a salient & compelling argument. By steel-manning maximalism,  Vitalik lays out a very reasonable case for the merits intolerance and toxicity. Philosophical and contrarian episodes like these help us understand the industry better, encouraging empathy for all sides of the debate. We explore this in context of Ethereum maximalism as well, and Vitalik offers some sage advice to Bankless. This conversation is far more philosophy-based than tech-based, but as we've seen, Vitalik is as comfortable in this setting as he is discussing the latest EIPs or protocol upgrades. Also, Vitalik spills the tea on Twitter's new favorite drink—the VB. ------ 📣 THE GRAPH | Graph Day in San Francisco | June 2-5 https://bankless.cc/GraphDay  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ LIDO | LIQUID ETH STAKING  https://bankless.cc/lido   🔐 LEDGER | NANO S PLUS WALLET https://bankless.cc/Ledger   ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 8:30 Green Tea and Twitter Hate 15:47 The April Fools Article 22:35 Crypto Grifters and Security 29:22 Taking Responsibility 37:19 Performative Weirdness 43:33 The Culture Stack 49:14 Value Tradeoffs 53:40 Lessons from BTC Maximalism 57:45 Why Maximalism is Good 1:02:30 Why Maximalism is Ridiculous 1:12:16 The Best of Both Worlds 1:16:10 Bored Weird Vitalik NFTs 1:23:05 Spotlights vs Insults 1:29:30 ETH Maximalism 1:39:41 Advice for Bankless 1:45:15 Composability & Onboarding 1:53:00 The Middle Path ------ Resources: Vitalik on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin  Vitalik's Blog Post: https://vitalik.ca/general/2022/04/01/maximalist.html  Time Magazine: https://time.com/6158182/vitalik-buterin-ethereum-profile/  Survive, Thrive Theory of the Political Spectrum: https://slatestarcodex.com/2013/03/04/a-thrivesurvive-theory-of-the-political-spectrum/  Bored Weird Vitalik Club: https://weirdvitalik.com/  ----- 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

18 April 2022


ROLLUP: Elon Musk Buys Twitter?! | 8.5% Inflation | Tax Week | Epic Games Building the Metaverse

ROLLUP: Elon Musk Buys Twitter?! | 8.5% Inflation | Tax Week | Epic Games Building the Metaverse

2nd Week of April, 2022 ------ 📣 CONSENSYS | M·A·C: NFT Collection for a Good Cause https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:00 MARKETS 5:05 BTC Price 5:47 ETH Price 6:35 Ratios, BED, Gas https://www.indexcoop.com/bed  10:55 Total Crypto Market Cap https://www.coingecko.com/en/global_charts  12:00 ETH Min Gas Price Post-Merge https://twitter.com/domothy/status/1512817907130114059  16:00 ICHI Token https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/141788/ichi-token-price-collapses-by-99-in-latest-defi-debacle  20:42 White House: Extraordinarily Elevated Inflation https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1513574076383645699 https://www.reddit.com/r/Superstonk/comments/u1xynt/the_annual_inflation_rate_in_the_us_accelerated  https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1514569232306118659  26:00 Bloomberg Merge Estimates https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1513892957371437074  34:10 RELEASES 34:40 Robinhood Crypto Wallet Transfers https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/141008/robinhood-widens-user-access-for-crypto-wallet-transfers-unveils-plan-to-support-lightning-payments-for-bitcoin  36:53 Polygon KPI Liquidity Mining https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1511373161623089152  38:50 Umbra Now Available on Optimism & Arbitrum https://www.scopelift.co/blog/umbra-launches-on-optimism-and-polygon  39:35 Uniswap Swap Widget https://twitter.com/Uniswap/status/1514603576093335553  41:00 AVAX Mempool Opening Up https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1514013436878983173  44:50 RAISES 44:55 Epic Games $2B to build an Avatar Filled Metaverse https://twitter.com/FT/status/1513575145805336577  45:45 Uniswap Labs Ventures https://twitter.com/Uniswap/status/1513564875037061122  50:00 Circle $400M https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/circle-announces-400m-funding-round-301523647.html  50:20 AVAX Labs https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1514615631877836814 52:45 Ignite (formerly Tendermint) Launches $150M Accelerator https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/141302/ignite-formerly-tendermint-launches-150-million-accelerator-for-web-3-projects?ref=coingecko  53:35 Goldman Sachs Invests $88M in Certik 54:13 Nomad $22M https://blog.nomad.xyz/nomad-raises-22m-seed-round-for-security-first-interoperability-5d6b15c96007?gi=1dbc2b9da21d  54:33 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  55:34 NEWS 55:40 Merge Won’t Be in June https://twitter.com/timbeiko/status/1514010098145759232  57:50 Maple x Maker https://maplefinance.medium.com/maker-x-maple-a-partnership-to-scale-the-digital-economy-38f6ce0fce1b  58:35 Meta 50% Commission on NFTs https://twitter.com/banklesshq/status/1514333528292536328  1:00:05 The BAYC Brand/Restaurant https://twitter.com/BoredNHngry/status/1513599188243652610  1:02:30 Coinbase Interactive 3-Part Film - BAYC the Movie https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/1513589848048689152  1:03:52 Jack Dorsey NFTs Not Rare? 1:06:23 ETH NFT-Backed Loan Market https://decrypt.co/97190/ethereum-nft-backed-loan-market-heats-up-as-cryptopunks-owner-borrows-8-3m  1:07:13 Elon 1:07:30 Not Joining Twitter Board? https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/141437/elon-musk-reverses-decision-to-join-twitters-board  https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1514564966564651008  1:09:38 Axie Infinity 1:09:45 Hacker Launders 7.5% of Stolen ETH https://twitter.com/watcherguru/status/1512819830927376384  1:15:36 $NEAR Launches April 20th https://twitter.com/Route2FI/status/1512166993671168003  1:15:48 REGULATION 1:15: 50 USDC Stablecoin Issuer Hires Execus to Oversee Regulation 1:16:11 Celsius No More Deposits 1:17:00 Uniswap Labs Being Sued 1:23:11 TAKES 1:23:46 U.S. Taxes https://twitter.com/DanPriceSeattle/status/1513552893688827907  1:24:22 Local or Global DeFi Winners https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1513865713739608076  https://twitter.com/hildobby_/status/1513874645371559936  1:27:20 Who Could’ve Foreseen This? https://twitter.com/ercwl/status/1513681327354171403  1:29:30 This is Why We Fight https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1514356560516030464  1:36:52 What David’s Excited About 1:39:00 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:41:35 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/Pollo2x/status/1514335011461218307  https://twitter.com/TheRugNews/status/1514615385806426117  1:42:55 Closing & Disclaimers 1:43:08 Moment of Zen https://twitter.com/songadaymann/status/1512141935959494656  ----- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

15 April 2022


Alpha Leak | The Bull Case for TreasureDAO

Alpha Leak | The Bull Case for TreasureDAO

What is TreasureDAO? Ever heard of that small gaming company, Nintendo? They're trying to build the decentralized version of it. How? David brings on two of their co-founders to discuss that and so much more. Bullish? Bearish? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter @trustlessstate ------ 📣 CONSENSYS | M·A·C: NFT Collection for a Good Cause https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 6:30 Backgrounds 11:05 Why Anon? 12:25 What is Treasure its History 17:40 Why $MAGIC Won 22:00 The Bull Case for Treasure 26:40 The Nintendo of the Metaverse 31:45 Bridgeworld 39:40 Harvesting $MAGIC 52:30 Smolverse 1:02:10 Treasure Community Video 1:07:05 How TreasureDAO is Structured 1:14:05 Treasure's NFT Marketplace 1:19:38 Treasure's L1 Blockchain 1:28:10 David's Summary ------ Resources: TreasureDAO https://twitter.com/Treasure_DAO  Bridgeworld https://bridgeworld.treasure.lol/  Smolverse https://www.smolverse.lol/  John Patten https://twitter.com/jpatten__  Gaarp https://twitter.com/_gaarping  Pta https://twitter.com/pugmassacre  ----- 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

14 April 2022


FRAX & the 4pool Curve Takeover | Sam Kazemian

FRAX & the 4pool Curve Takeover | Sam Kazemian

Sam Kazemian is the founder of Frax, the fractional-algorithmic stablecoin protocol. After co-founding the decentralized Wikipedia startup Everipedia, Sam set out to pioneer the algorithmic stablecoin space. The FRAX stablecoin now has a market cap of over $2.6 billion, and the protocol’s FXS governance token is up 300% in the last year.  In this episode, we explore the Stablecoin Wars, in which different protocols compete for liquidity and composability in DeFi. Sam brings a 1st-person perspective into the developments surrounding UST and the recently launched 4pool on Curve, which consists of stablecoins UST, FRAX, USDT, and USDC. A highlight of this conversation is Sam’s parable of an archetypal central bank, in which he cruises through a number of salient takes on money markets and macroeconomics. There is a lot to learn about this Cambrian explosion of financial technology, and Sam is a great teacher. Stick around to find out why walked away from this conversation bullish on Frax. ------ 📣 M·A·C: NFT | Keith Haring Collection for a Good Cause https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:30 Sam from Frax 7:50 The Stablecoin Narrative 13:45 The Central Bank Parable 24:45 Backing an Exchange Rate 28:10 Frax Analytics | What is Frax? 37:34 Frax Analytics | The Peg 42:30 Frax Analytics | Comparing 45:03 RSA Gets Frax-Pilled 49:42 MIM vs UST 53:16 The LUNA Token 56:41 Frax Roadmap | FPI 1:04:36 The 4pool 1:14:00 The Stablecoin Wars 1:18:35 What Happens Next? 1:23:20 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Sam on Twitter https://twitter.com/samkazemian  Frax Finance https://app.frax.finance/  Decentralized Finance and the Debt Cycles https://academy.blue-swan.io/blog/decentralized-finance-and-the-debt-cycles  Market Share Chart https://www.theblockcrypto.com/data/decentralized-finance/stablecoins/total-crypto-backed-and-algorithmic-stablecoin-supply  Do Kwon’s 4pool Tweet https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1510021707377287170  ----- 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

13 April 2022


The Divine DAO with Tracheopteryx | Layer Zero

The Divine DAO with Tracheopteryx | Layer Zero

Tracheopteryx is the founder of Coordinape, the intersubjective coordination tool. Coordinape allows DAO contributors to collectively reward each other as an alternate—and more elegant—means of compensating work & value. Trach has been on a podcast circuit lately, cruising through big cerebral topics orbiting DAO coordination and biomimicry.—addressing technology and civilization from a biological perspective is underrated. How do we shift from a ‘command & control’ approach to ‘sense & respond’? How can we take lessons from nature and plug them into novel systems powered by technology? ------ 📣 CONSENSYS | M·A·C: NFT Collection for a Good Cause https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 4:30 Tracheopteryx & Biology 10:25 Sense & Respond 16:04 Organizational Empathy 21:25 The Digital Shift 27:43 The 100 Year Plan 33:17 Trach’s ETH Denver Talk 40:15 DAO Coordination 46:00 Are We Ready for This? 54:38 Guide for DAOers 1:01:58 DAO Tooling 1:07:51 Crypto Culture 1:16:20 Create Your Reality 1:22:35 Legacy and Art 1:28:20 A Quest for Freedom ------ Resources: Tracheopteryx on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tracheopteryx?s=20&t=0h3kPUe5VlnDmfCi1bpAfg  Trach's ETHDenver Talk: https://youtu.be/anDAtWrhDnE  Yearn Finance: https://twitter.com/iearnfinance?s=20&t=0h3kPUe5VlnDmfCi1bpAfg  Coordinape: https://twitter.com/coordinape?s=20&t=0h3kPUe5VlnDmfCi1bpAfg  ----- 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

12 April 2022


113 - How to Be Early | Olaf Carlson-Wee

113 - How to Be Early | Olaf Carlson-Wee

Olaf Carlson-Wee is the Founder and CEO of Polychain Capital, a crypto investment firm that he founded in 2016. Olaf is a brilliant independent thinker which has led him to be the first in many things, one being the first employee of Coinbase. In this episode, we dive into how he utilizes and became a contrarian thinking, which blockchain he believes has the potential highest likelihood to accrue the most value, the future of work and decentralized governance, and so much more. Because of Olaf’s OG crypto tier status, he’s seen the evolution of the space from the very beginning. His experience—combined with the way he uniquely thinks—makes his vision for the future not only inspiring but promising. ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/113-olaf-debrief  ------ 📣 CONSENSYS | M·A·C: NFT Collection for a Good Cause https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:27 Has Crypto Played Out the Way Olaf Thought 10:15 Why Olaf Caught the Crypto Bug 17:35 Olaf’s Interest in Smart Contracts & Ethereum 23:50 Views on Vitalik 25:40 Independent Thinking 30:27 Why is Olaf is Here 32:40 The Common Traps of Crypto 34:12 The Wins Olaf’s Most Proud of 41:18 Which Chain Comes Out on Top 55:11 The Blockchain Spectrum 58:52 Forecasting Value Accrual 1:01:27 Olaf’s Thoughts on Ethereum & Decentralization 1:12:30 The Future of Work & Scaling DAOs 1:18:01 Crypto vs. The Nation State 1:21:50 Lightning Round 1:23:55 What’s Currently Obvious to Olaf 1:26:19 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Olaf Carson-Wee https://twitter.com/zxocw  Polychain Capital https://twitter.com/polychain  ----- 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

11 April 2022


ROLLUP: Elon Musk Twitter | UK Royal NFT | Bitcoin Miami | DAI vs UST Stablecoin Wars | Axie Bailout

ROLLUP: Elon Musk Twitter | UK Royal NFT | Bitcoin Miami | DAI vs UST Stablecoin Wars | Axie Bailout

1st Week of April, 2022 ------ 📣 CONSENSYS | M·A·C: NFT Collection for a Good Cause https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro TreasureDAO Episode: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1511872552506822659?s=20&t=WbJQ5zuUE9BXd99qzPdN5A  Alpha Report: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/publish/post/51732127  7:00 MARKETS 7:30 BTC Price 7:58 ETH Price 8:42 Ratios, BED, Gas https://www.indexcoop.com/bed  9:54 Fed Balance Sheet https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/06/fed-minutes-march-2022-meetings-.html  14:24 Rotating into ETH https://twitter.com/cryptogucci/status/1512085818524897281?s=21&t=qPqhKu1eKrKDS-yUtxgyKw  17:00 RELEASES 17:30 Arbitrum Nitro https://offchain.medium.com/its-nitro-time-86944693bf29  21:19 Instadapp Lite https://twitter.com/Instadapp/status/1509258038875725824?s=20&t=sei-8RiGFbL_d_xsCVskEg  21:50 Layer Zero Labs https://twitter.com/layerzerointern/status/1511082947108954116?s=20&t=CM5BnGZnZinaXdsKpF9eaA  Omnichain NFTs: https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/omnichain-nfts  23:50 icETH https://twitter.com/indexcoop/status/1511418458503880705?s=21&t=9Ibd7vOXsldggFiCgKrWPA  26:15 Tracer Trading Competition https://twitter.com/TracerDAO/status/1511382761831284746?s=20&t=e5tACKpmjMSqzmNX3bTTiQ  RAISES 27:05 LFG Buys BTC & AVAX https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/140827/luna-foundation-guard-buys-a-further-231-million-of-bitcoin  34:34 Wormhole Valuation https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/140100/crypto-bridge-wormhole-seeks-2-5-billion-price-tag-in-private-token-sale  36:27 Fractal Seed Round https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/140296/twitch-co-founders-nft-startup-nets-35-million-in-seed-funding  37:20 Chorus Ventures https://twitter.com/ChorusOne/status/1511006353456005126?s=20&t=aJBiCBRHq9BMxPU07kxSwg  37:38 Boba Network https://blockworks.co/boba-network-valuation-hits-1-5b-after-45m-series-a-round/  39:38 Lightning Labs https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/04/05/lightning-labs-raises-70m-to-bring-stablecoins-to-bitcoin/  40:28 Coin Metrics https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/140860/coin-metrics-35-million-funding-data  40:59 Binance US https://techcrunch.com/2022/04/06/binance-us-raises-over-200m-in-first-seed-round-hitting-a-4-5b-valuation-as-it-preps-for-ipo/  41:40 Near https://thedefiant.io/near-fundraising-round/  44:25 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  45:00 NEWS 45:52 Axie Bailout https://twitter.com/axieinfinity/status/1511646772531138565?s=21&t=i-6O9wyJTjRumXDMWl1ZLg  47:12 Bakkt https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/140813/bakkt-inks-deal-to-offer-bitcoin-ether-buys-and-sells-to-american-bank-customers  48:45 Tesla MakerDAO https://thedefiant.io/tesla-makerdao-loan/  51:38 4pool https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/04/04/frax-finances-fxs-jumps-as-terra-introduces-stablecoin-pool-4pool/  56:22 Pudgy Penguins https://thedefiant.io/pudgy-penguins-fly/  1:04:43 Mutant NFTinja Turtles https://twitter.com/CryptoGucci/status/1509631632927440911?s=20&t=2yPy2m03AGcGDCO3gyD9VQ  56:47 LooksRare Chat https://twitter.com/LooksRareNFT/status/1508791295669538818?s=20&t=g_1ImqCgPZUg8QXwJ2XQqA  57:46 VaynerSports Mint https://twitter.com/cr0sseth/status/1511446814196572161?s=21&t=JCGkcbf7xNbkP2h0A1VWsQ  1:00:09 MicroStrategy Buys BTC https://twitter.com/DeItaone/status/1511313999845109763  1:01:26 Miami BTC Bull https://twitter.com/brucefenton/status/1511688954327834627?s=20&t=n57Ue34Dbj153gJ5tvrQBA  1:02:19 Bullish UK https://twitter.com/Financialjuice1/status/1510979717024915464  1:03:28 Elon Twitter https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1507259709224632344?s=20&t=xLN8KCT2C7i52urFtBBC1Q  1:06:20 Virgil Griffith https://www.scribd.com/document/566231519/192-S-D-N-Y-1-20-cr-00015-PKC-192-0  1:10:45 TAKES 1:11:15 Leading Bull Markets https://twitter.com/NTmoney/status/1510750296766443526?t=PF_lZfIpY9q8vIHMBmAaYQ&s=19  1:13:18 Decade Wealth https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1511335785848614923?s=20&t=pu2Lo4bvB6ZEuOjXE0XAjA  1:15:56 Bitcoin Brainwashing https://twitter.com/hasufl/status/1511470668457652224?s=21&t=cyiYBuCMpp87UBQirFDeng  1:21:05 Narratives https://twitter.com/pythianism/status/1511040872376242176  1:21:58 Mobile vs Desktop https://twitter.com/divine_economy/status/1511752759363702795?s=20&t=pvNrwrJabwSxq3uHB7IboQ  1:23:03 Developer Value https://twitter.com/lennysan/status/1511019486643515400?s=20&t=5_FU3CY3NmFjP51gaWv2PA  1:23:53 What David’s Excited About 1:26:40 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:28:31 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/cmsintern/status/1511658314815397890?t=OyXe0lKV8auz150kYpO9eg&s=19  1:31:40 Closing & Disclaimers ----- 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

8 April 2022


UST: New Paradigm or Ticking Time Bomb? | Terra Bear vs. Bull

UST: New Paradigm or Ticking Time Bomb? | Terra Bear vs. Bull

Terra is exploding. Do Kwon and the Terra ecosystem are turning Bitcoin into their collateral asset of choice to backstop LUNA and the UST stablecoin. Over the last several weeks, the Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) have bought over 30,000 BTC... and they don't plan to stop there. As the LFG climbs the ranks of bitcoin holders, Do Kwon has started playing empire games—claiming victory over the Curve Wars with the 4pool (which contains UST, Frax, USDC, and USDT), calling for the end of DAI, and attempting to build out the Terra ecosystem as the ultimate power in the universe. Is Terra (UST) the future of crypto money? Or is it a ticking time bomb waiting to explode? Perhaps the truth is somewhere in the middle, so we're going to debate it. From the bull side is Delphi Digital's José Maria Macedo, and representing the skeptics is Selini Capital's Jordi Alexander. ------ CONSENSYS | M·A·C: NFT Collection for a Good Cause https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------ SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 7:30 LUNA/UST Fundamental Properties 15:15 The Balance Between LUNA/ETH 20:00 Why Bullish/Bearish? 25:28 Why is UST a Successful Stable? 30:19 Are Algo-Stablecoins Unstable? 42:25 Anchor's Utility 48:02 Do Kwon $10B Purchase of LUNA 52:02 Is UST Becoming a Bank? 57:00 Risks of De-pegging 1:06:30 Has LUNA/UST Been Tested? 1:15:00 Do Kwon & Decentralization 1:27:50 Do Kwon's 4pool 1:39:05 Potential Nightmare Scenarios 1:48:04 Closing Arguments ------ Resources: Jordi Alexander CIO of Selini Capital https://twitter.com/gametheorizing  Jose Macedo Founding Partner, Delphi Digital https://twitter.com/zemariamacedo  ----- 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

7 April 2022


The Element Airdrop & DAO Launch | Will Villanueva & Jonny Rhea

The Element Airdrop & DAO Launch | Will Villanueva & Jonny Rhea

Element Finance is an open-source protocol for fixed and variable yield markets. Yield markets you say? Like the incoming Trillion-dollar ETH Staking yield market?  Come learn about how Element is putting a financial layer on top of Ethereum staking, and the other cool new inventions that the Element team has for the DAO space.  ------  CONSENSYS | M·A·C: NFT Collection for a Good Cause https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------  SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across   ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA   AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO    BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Guests:  Will Villanueva  - CEO of Element, previous worked at Consensys doing research on Ethereum  Sharding Jonny Rhea  - CTO of Element, previously worked at Consensys working on an Ethereum client.  ----- Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 8:30 What is Element? 13:37 The ELFI Airdrop 19:05 The zk Claim Process 25:48 Non-Transferable 29:20 NFTs & DAO Governance 35:57 Council Governance 41:14 Voting Vaults 49:58 Maximally Expressive Governance 53:55 ETH Staking Yield 1:01:06 Protocol Security 1:07:50 Bullish PoS Merge 1:15:10 What's Next for Element? 1:18:22 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: DAO Launch Announcement:  https://mirror.xyz/0x3fcAf7DDf64E6e109B1e2A5CC17875D4a5993F39/bctuLRkf7oBL4mMJ9lPf0y0blFjBDslTUfUL0CEk1gc  Guide to Element:  https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/a-guide-to-fixed-income-on-element?s=w  Yield Token Compounding: https://ytc.component.fi/ytc?base_token=0xA0b86991c6218b36c1d19D4a2e9Eb0cE3606eB48  Previous Bankless show with Element https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF5O1rPbsm4  ----- 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

6 April 2022


Cults, Culture, & Crypto with Meltem Demirors | Layer Zero

Cults, Culture, & Crypto with Meltem Demirors | Layer Zero

Meltem Demirors is the Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares, a digital asset investment firm that manages $4B. Meltem is also known as the vibes sorceress, curator of vibes, and the queen of crypto. She’s been in the space for more than eight years and has seen the ebbs and flows of not only the markets, but the people that make up the space. As a whole, the people that make up the space are part of the entire crypto cult. Whether you’re team Bitcoin or Ethereum, or whichever other coins, protocols, DAOs, people, etc. you support—you’re part of the cult. We don’t mean the negative connotation of the word cult, anon. Relax. Cults are everywhere. Over the years, the online magic of crypto has bled into the IRL side of the space. How will this trend impact the future of the space? Why are cults everywhere? What advice does Meltem have for new crypto participants? Answers to these questions and so much more in the episode. ------ 📣 CONSENSYS | M·A·C: NFT Collection for a Good Cause https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:02 Meltdem’s Trajectory into Crypto 13:08 When Crypto Became Real 20:17 The Power of Removing Your Ego 27:50 Why Meltdem was Wrong About Ethereum 34:24 Cults Are Everywhere 46:00 Cults vs. Communities 48:00 Meaning & Social Crypto Culture 52:00 Inter-generational product-market fit 54:50 Developing Your Own Perspective 1:05:53 How Social Crypto Has Changed 1:20:15 Meltem’s Advice For People New to the Space 1:22:44 What Meltem’s Optimistic About ------ Resources: Meltem Demirors https://twitter.com/Melt_Dem  CoinShares https://coinshares.com/  Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22613.Simulacra_and_Simulation  The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2761.The_Denial_of_Death  Finite and Infinite Games Book by James Carse https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/189989.Finite_and_Infinite_Games  ----- 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

5 April 2022


112 - Into the Funtier | Packy McCormick

112 - Into the Funtier | Packy McCormick

Packy McCormick is the writer of Not Boring, an investor at Not Boring Capital, and an advisor to the a16z Web3 Fund. Packy has a sharp intuition for general trends, and he puts in the work to understand and thoughtfully communicate his findings outward. Writing and creating content is a great way to learn and share knowledge—we would know. In this episode, we explore five of Packy’s most salient articles orbiting around the crypto space. Unraveling the secret recipe for crypto (and life), managing the delicate balance between money and fun is the key to winning these games. Making money on the internet with friends is the new normal. As a talented writer and a great thinker, Packy is a born-again crypto enthusiast as of 2021. He is able to synthesize this chaotic space with fresh eyes, bringing prior knowledge to guide his understanding. ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/112-packy-debrief  ------ 📣 CONSENSYS | M·A·C: NFT Collection for a Good Cause https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN  https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:30 Packy McCormick’s Journey 9:55 Born-Again Crypto Enthusiast 12:48 Own The Internet 21:00 Solana Summer 29:32 Monolithic vs Modular 35:44 The SOL Value Prop 42:08 Winner Take All? 47:30 Real vs Fake Culture 55:00 Status Monkeys 1:02:10 NFTs as Status 1:06:23 The Pareto Funtier 1:14:05 A Sense of Meaning 1:19:43 The Web3 Debate 1:29:45 Predicting This Decade 1:35:02 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Packy McCormick https://twitter.com/packyM?s=20&t=zppneMsLXcmxhoe3-5z7OA  Not Boring https://www.notboring.co/  Ethereum - Own the Internet https://www.notboring.co/p/own-the-internet?s=r  Solana Summer https://www.notboring.co/p/solana-summer?s=r  Status Monkeys (NFTs) https://www.notboring.co/p/status-monkeys  The Pareto Funtier https://www.notboring.co/p/the-pareto-funtier?s=r  The Web3 Debate https://www.notboring.co/p/the-web3-debate?s=r  Player Piano https://www.amazon.com/dp/0385333781?psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&ref_=chk_typ_imgToDp  ----- 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

4 April 2022


The Bull Case for MKR |  Sam MacPherson, Niklas Kunkel & monetsupply.eth

The Bull Case for MKR | Sam MacPherson, Niklas Kunkel & monetsupply.eth

MakerDAO is one of the most underappreciated DAOs in DeFi. At least, that's what David thinks. We're bringing on three DAO members to discuss the most bullish elements about MakerDAO. Hear how their recent deal with Tesla (yes, the real-world electric car manufacturer) happened, what it means for their future, how the $MKR tokenomics work, and so much more! ------ 📣 MAC NFT DROP https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 7:30 What is MakerDao 14:30 $MKR Price Action Curse? 19:10 Maker’s Meta Goals 21:36 Increasing the $DAI Supply 33:53 Increasing the $DAI Demand 45:23 The Future of Maker’s Collateral 51:45 Tesla Taps MakerDAO 1:01:34 Legal Structural Components 1:06:00 Bridging Real World Assets 1:12:05 L222 1:18:39 $MKR Tokenomics 1:31:11 Why Bullish MakerDAO ------ Resources: MakerDAO: https://twitter.com/MakerDAO  Sam MacPherson: https://mobile.twitter.com/hexonaut  Niklas Kunkel: https://twitter.com/nomos_paradox  monetsupply.eth https://twitter.com/MonetSupply  Maker Burner www.makerburn.com  ----- 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 April 2022


ROLLUP: Bankless Arena?! | $600M Crypto Hack | Prepare for the Merge | PoS & PoW Misconceptions

ROLLUP: Bankless Arena?! | $600M Crypto Hack | Prepare for the Merge | PoS & PoW Misconceptions

Last Week of March 2022 ------ 📣 CONSENSYS | M·A·C: NFT Collection for a Good Cause https://bankless.cc/MAC  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALED ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🏦 ALTO IRA | TAX-FREE CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  👻 AAVE V3 | LEND & BORROW CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/aave  ⚡️ MAKER DAO | THE DAI STABLECOIN https://bankless.cc/MakerDAO  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  ------ Timestamps: PERMISSIONLESS TICKETS https://blockworks.co/events/permissionless/  0:00 Intro 6:25 MARKETS 6:28 BTC Price 7:31 ETH Price 8:14 ETH/BTC Ratio 8:30 TA Candy https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/is-the-bear-market-over-lite  11:04 $BED https://app.indexcoop.com/bed  11:30 Gas Markets https://dune.xyz/hildobby/Gas  12:55 Top DeFi Lending Protocol https://thedefiant.io/anchor-passes-aave-tvl/  https://defillama.com/  17:35 DPI is 1st DeFi Index on CEX https://twitter.com/Gemini/status/1508784238488961028  19:40 Half of Germans to Invest in Crypto https://cointelegraph.com/news/almost-half-of-germans-to-invest-in-crypto-report  20:55 100 People vs. 9.75M Users = $40K https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1507189330694967296  23:15 20k Private ETH https://twitter.com/aztecnetwork/status/1508368318138236933 28:50 RELEASES 29:18 Wells Fargo Arena, Now Bankless Arena https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/breaking-wells-fargo-arena-now-bankless?s=w  31:30 Apple Pay in Metamask https://beincrypto.com/iphone-users-score-apple-pay-integration-with-popular-crypto-wallet-metamask/  32:35 OpenSea Adds Solana NFTs  https://twitter.com/opensea/status/1508851483449585670  33:40 Polygon Zk Web3 Identity Services https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/139735/polygon-unveils-identity-service-leveraging-zero-knowledge-proofs  36:00 BNB Chain to Launch Sidechains https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/139409/bnb-chain-to-launch-application-specific-sidechains-to-reduce-network-strain  37:37 Opera Beating Brave? https://blogs.opera.com/crypto/2022/03/opera-web3-polygon-solana-starkex-bitcoin-ixo-ronin-nervos-celo/  39:05 DeFi Saver https://twitter.com/DeFiSaver/status/150883134852551885  39:37 RAISES 39:50 Sequoia, FTX, A16z $135M LayerZero Investment https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/30/a16z-ftx-and-sequoia-lead-155m-round-for-layerzero-at-1b-valuation/  41:21 Avalanche Another $100M Fund https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/139265/avalanche-launches-100-million-creator-fund-with-grimes-and-web3-platform-op3n  45:30 $5M Seed for ZkLend https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/29/delphi-digital-leads-5m-seed-round-for-money-market-protocol-zklend/  46:25 nfty chat https://twitter.com/nftychat/status/1508517166425034764  https://nftychat.xyz/  https://metalink.com/login  47:37 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  Bankless Talent Collective https://bankless.pallet.com/talent/welcome  Great Testimonial https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1508888147576373249  49:30 NEWS 49:45 Biggest Hack in Crypto History? $600M… 49:55 What Happened? https://twitter.com/Ronin_Network/status/1508828722085867521  50:10 William Peaster Breaks it Down https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/analyzing-the-ronin-bridge-hack  https://twitter.com/kelvinfichter/status/1508839255996522508  52:30 FTX Deposit https://twitter.com/FrankResearcher/status/1508832517826174989  54:15 SBF Tweet https://twitter.com/SBF_FTX/status/1508839529293176847  56:15 Reimbursement https://beincrypto.com/players-to-be-reimbursed-promise-axie-infinity-team-after-breach/?ref=coingecko  57:30 Can’t Do This Hack on Polygon https://twitter.com/Mudit__Gupta/status/1508882791525724163 1:02:55 ETH 1:03:15 5 Things to Know About the Merge https://twitter.com/trent_vanepps/status/1508478499325202435  1:09:50 Bloomberg Intelligence PDFs 1:11:23 Ethereum Report - Institutions https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1508448302576148480 1:13:40 Misconceptions about PoS https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/4-misconceptions-about-pos-vs-pow?s=w  Vitalik on the Road not Taken https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1508915954570436612  1:18:26 NFTs 1:18:30 Tiffany & Co Buys NFT https://twitter.com/TiffanyAndCo/status/1508149472198549505 1:19:32 Budweiser beer.eth Cans https://twitter.com/budweiserusa/status/1507507766759411712  1:20:35 BITCOIN 1:20:40 MacroStrategy $205M Loan https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/139719/macrostrategy-silvergate-loan-more-bitcoin  1:21:22 Change the Code https://www.cleanupbitcoin.com/  https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/news/change-the-code-not-the-climate-greenpeace-usa-ewg-others-launch-campaign-to-push-bitcoin-to-reduce-climate-pollution/  1:25:10 Counter https://twitter.com/MessariCrypto/status/1500492844758351875  1:26:25 REGULATION / TRADFI / MISC. 1:26:40 Canadian Regulators Crack Down https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1507425569310392322  1:27:56 Canada’s Next Leader? https://twitter.com/PierrePoilievre/status/1508535716795531273 1:28:55 EU Unhosted wallets https://twitter.com/paddi_hansen/status/1509536318585454597  1:30:35 Write the SEC https://twitter.com/DanSpuller/status/1509178997858521090  1:32:12 MakerDAO Hooking Up With Traditional Bank  https://thedefiant.io/makerdao-bank-deal-dai-loans/  1:35:20 Maker Panel https://youtu.be/woW1nAWFTEI  1:38:10 TAKES 1:38:30 Epicenter of Digitization https://twitter.com/mikemcglone11/status/1509163605354291205  1:39:30 What Are You in Crypto For? https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/tokbqf/yes_i_am_in_it_for_the_money_and_i_dont_care_what/  1:45:15: How Many Jobs You Got? https://twitter.com/nftnoobbby/status/1509043140325425157  1:45:45 Democratizing Force https://twitter.com/RoninImperial/status/1509293153349734402 1:45:50 The Point of Crypto is to _______ https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1509217719555702786  1:46:50 MEME of the Week https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/is-the-bear-market-over-lite?s=w  https://twitter.com/sartoshi_nft/status/1508288792796581892  1:48:15 Disclaimers Moment of Zen https://twitter.com/kmoney_69/status/1508915008704421890  ​ ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

1 April 2022


The Return of Aave | Stani Kulechov

The Return of Aave | Stani Kulechov

Coming off the heels of Aave's huge v3 release a couple weeks ago, we wanted to bring on Founder and CEO, Stani Kulechov to unpack it for us. Stani is also the Founder of Lens Protocol, a permissionless, composable, & decentralized social graph that might just be the future of Web3 social platforms.  How are Aave and Lens Protocol bringing this inevitable future to reality sooner than expected?  What is the current state of the DeFi landscape? Buckle up because Stani will unpack these questions and so much more.  ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  👀 POLYGON | LAYER  2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon   ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across   🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask   💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger   🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix   🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 7:00 What's New With Stani 10:15 DeFi in 2021 14:13 Aave Portals 23:00 Maintaining Market Share 27:25 Forecasting the Future of Chains 32:57 Bridging & Security 37:38 Efficiency Mode 40:23 Isolation Mode 44:20 Stani's Thoughts on Rari 48:18 Future Aave Versions 54:30 Stani's PFP 57:15 Lens Protocol & Web3 Social 1:10:00 Lens Protocol All-Star Team & Roadmap 1:14:09 Rapid Fire Questions ------ Resources: Stani Kulechov: https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov  Aave: https://aave.com/  Lens Protocol:  https://lens.dev/   ----- 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

30 March 2022


The Next Phase of Humanity with Metadreamer | Layer Zero

The Next Phase of Humanity with Metadreamer | Layer Zero

⬆️ Join The Bankless Nation to listen to the Ad-Free version of this episode 🚀 ------ Metadreamer is the founder of Metafactory, the “digiphysical culture factory for the metaverse." He is a software engineer and designer in the DAO space, and has contributed to MetaGame, SourceCred, Coordinape, and Metacartel Ventures. Dreamer is a DAO-er, touching many different parts of the Ethereum ecosystem. Every conversation we have with him is cerebral, as he is a cosmically deep thinker. He embodies core values of crypto such as optimizing for collaboration over competition, an abundance mentality, and a ‘Yes And’ approach to coordination. The code we write can impact society for the better, and throughout this conversation, we explore the purpose of the crypto movement—with this new technology, we can change culture. Metadreamer’s is a revolution to build a better society. ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:00 Metadreamer 5:27 Lowest Hanging Schelling Point 8:32 Seeking Purpose 12:05 Value vs Money 16:44 Expressing Value On-Chain 22:57 Attestations & Irrigation 29:07 Retroactive Public Goods Funding 35:44 Data & Value 41:10 Verifiable Credentials & Nature 45:05 Fear of Death 51:30 The Meta Goal 57:30 Rebirth & Terence McKenna 1:04:15 Allowing for Emergence 1:09:28 The Purpose & Psychadelics 1:14:16 Advice for Noobs 1:19:00 A ‘Yes And’ Mentality 1:21:00 An Optimistic Closing ------ Resources: MetaDreamer on Twitter https://twitter.com/META_DREAMER?s=20&t=7d9hnQI1a-meDKaia1fiSg  MetaFactory https://twitter.com/TheMetaFactory?s=20&t=F1T6UwK1wM_FE1AX6vsRWA  MetaGame https://twitter.com/MetaFam?s=20&t=7d9hnQI1a-meDKaia1fiSg  SourceCred https://twitter.com/sourcecred?s=20&t=7d9hnQI1a-meDKaia1fiSg  Coordinape https://twitter.com/coordinape?s=20&t=7d9hnQI1a-meDKaia1fiSg  MetaCartel Ventures https://twitter.com/VENTURE_DAO?s=20&t=7d9hnQI1a-meDKaia1fiSg  ----- 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

29 March 2022


The PoW vs. PoS Debate | Lyn Alden & Justin Drake

The PoW vs. PoS Debate | Lyn Alden & Justin Drake

Lyn Alden is the Founder of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy and an expert in macro markets who’s also a strong Bitcoin, proof-of-work proponent. Her friendly counterpart, Justin Drake is a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation and is pro proof-of-stake. Both are recurring guests on Bankless! The two experts debate which is better: proof-of-work or proof-of-stake for creating a global-crypto money system? Other topics include: economic security, deterrence and recoverability in the face of the dreaded 51% attack, minimization of governance power, economic fairness, commodity vs. equity money, and so much more! Which is your preference, proof-of-work or proof-of-stake? Warning: after this debate, your preference may change. ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-the-pow-vs-pos-debate-lyn  ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:15 Backgrounds 8:12 The Better Monetary Premium 11:00 Equity, PoS, Commodity, PoW? 23:30 Hypothetical PoS Bitcoin 30:25 Lyn’s Rebuttal to Multiple Justin Claims 36:05 Justin’s Rebuttal to Multiple Lyn Claims 44:50 Inherently Fair or Unfair? 53:27 Different Kinds of Risk 57:30 Client Diversity 1:03:00 Lyn’s Macro Perspective 1:13:00 Justin’s Technical Perspective 1:17:42 Governance & Memes 1:29:55 The Rich Get Richer? 1:32:35 Closing Arguments ------ Resources: Lyn’s Proof of Stake Article https://www.lynalden.com/proof-of-stake/  Economic Security & Efficiency https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KdzhgbTqhRd0LndK4R8c50OK-s6W568Ydd1aytokwbs/edit#gid=0  Lyn’s Twitter https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact  Justin’s Twitter https://twitter.com/drakefjustin  ----- 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

28 March 2022


Shibuya’s Rethinking Production Studios with pplpleasr, Maciej Kuciara & Jacky | Alpha Leak

Shibuya’s Rethinking Production Studios with pplpleasr, Maciej Kuciara & Jacky | Alpha Leak

Shibuya is not your typical Hollywood production studio. The storytelling side of things is built entirely using web3. And the inspiring team behind it is none other than wildly successful NFT artist pplpleasr, renowned concept designer/artist Maciej Kuciara, and experienced developer Jacky Wang. Decentralized storytelling is a web3 creative model for crowdfunding production via NFTs/tokens. Choose-your-own-adventure storytelling, dynamic credits, character development all done using the power of web3. Hear more of Shibuya’s other grandiose ideas and so much more in the episode! ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:00 What is Shibuya 9:50 Shibuya’s Product Market Fit 15:05 Balancing Community Power Dynamics 18:02 Shibuya’s Experiments 25:15 Web3 Talent Coordination 28:30 Story Format 31:05 Community Decisions 33:05 Voting Fatigue & Power 36:02 Dev Challenges & Tokenomics 39:39 IP 43:41 Shibuya’s Spectrum of Engagement 46:48 Shibuya’s Grandiose Ideas 53:11 Key Ingredients to Success ------ Resources: Shibuya’s Website: https://www.shibuya.xyz/  Shibuya’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/shibuyaxyz  pplpleasr: https://twitter.com/pplpleasr1  Maciej Kuciara: https://www.instagram.com/maciejkuciara/  Jacky: https://www.instagram.com/jackywangadventures  ----- 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

27 March 2022


ROLLUP: The Institutions Are Here | Vitalik & Brady BFFs | Verge of the Merge | Senator Warren, Sup?

ROLLUP: The Institutions Are Here | Vitalik & Brady BFFs | Verge of the Merge | Senator Warren, Sup?

4th Week of March 2022 ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 6:30 MARKETS 7:15 BTC Price 7:30 ETH Price 11:40 ETH/BTC Ratio 13:00 $BED https://www.indexcoop.com/bed  13:25 Record 2022 ETH Outflows https://twitter.com/intotheblock/status/1504838298858045459  16:35 Do Kwon BTC Reserves https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/138892/do-kwon-reveals-plan-to-increase-usts-bitcoin-reserve-to-3-billion  20:00 $6B in ETH Burned https://decrypt.co/95574/nearly-6-billion-eth-burned-ethereum-2-0-edges-closer  20:30 7-Month Low https://thedefiant.io/ether-burn-rate-deflationary-the-merge/ https://ultrasound.money/  21:45 Maple Finance Originates $1B of Loans https://blockworks.co/maple-finance-originates-1b-of-loans-in-10-months/  25:20 RELEASES 25:55 GameStop NFT Marketplace 26:05 Loopring’s LRC https://t.co/LMKyctfl2I  https://twitter.com/loopringorg/status/1506548697689063429  https://beta.nft.gamestop.com/  https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/loopring  29:05 Timeswap x Polygon https://twitter.com/TimeswapLabs/status/1505944790374006792  31:40 Robinhood Debit Card Crypto Rewards https://decrypt.co/95662/robinhood-new-debit-card-offer-crypto-rewards  33:20 RAISES 33:30 BAYC & a16z $450M https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/22/22991272/yuga-labs-seed-funding-a16z-bored-ape-yacht-club-bayc-metaverse-other-side  35:40 Yuga Slide Deck https://www.dropbox.com/s/k36t0v1b5ps0b9s/Yuga_deck_2.pdf?dl=0  38:10 A16z new PFP https://twitter.com/a16z/status/1506361154033045507  38:40 FTX, Animoca Bank $500M https://decrypt.co/95478/ftx-animoca-c2x-crypto-gaming-terra  39:40 FTX, Dave $100M https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/21/ftx-invests-100m-in-banking-app-dave-forms-partnership-for-crypto-payments/  https://dave.com/  40:50 Worldcoin to Raise $100M https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/22/worldcoin-to-raise-100m-at-3b-token-valuation-report/  45:00 Katie Haun $1.5B Crypto Fund https://decrypt.co/95715/andreessen-horowitz-vet-katie-haun-raises-billion-web3-fund  45:25 Frmr Polychain Capital Partner $125M Crypto Fund https://decrypt.co/95621/former-polychain-capital-partner-launches-125m-crypto-fund-that-will-become-a-dao  46:52 Qualcomm’s $100M Metaverse Fund https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/138848/chip-supplier-qualcomm-creates-100-million-metaverse-investment-fund  48:30 Mina Ecosystem $92M https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/138264/mina-protocol-ecosystem-token-sale-three-arrows-ftx  50:00 Paradigm $8.75M Ribbon Finance https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1506254872932409354  https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-make-money-with-automated  51:10 Dalio Finally Getting Into Crypto https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/21/ray-dalios-bridgewater-investing-in-crypto-fund-sources/  54:55 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  56:25 NEWS 56:30 Vitalik TIME Cover https://twitter.com/time/status/1504760633342021645  58:25 Awful Quote Tweets https://twitter.com/vitalikbuterin/status/1504957024345501709  https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1504954329760944136  1:01:25 Vitalik Doesn’t Know Brady https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1504959516865138689  1:02:30 Brady is a Huge Vitalik Fan https://twitter.com/TomBrady/status/1505295283286167554  1:03:40 ETH 1:03:45 EIP 4844 - Proto-Danksharding https://www.eip4844.com  1:07:30 The Merge 1:08:55 NFTs 1:09:05 Arthur0x Phishing Scam 1:09:30 DeFiance Capital Founder $1.7M https://decrypt.co/95666/defiance-capital-founder-loses-1-7m-nfts-phishing-scam  1:09:45 How it Happened https://twitter.com/Arthur_0x/status/1506167899437686784  1:10:45 How to Stay Protected https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/hacker-group-stalks-nfts  1:13:05 Hollywood Disney’s Pixar Pals https://medium.com/veve-collectibles/disney-pixar-pals-25c6da53ab8e  1:13:30 The DC Universe NFTs https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2022/03/11/cartamundi-launches-dc-hybrid-physical-and-nft-trading-cards  1:14:00 REGULATION / TRADFI / MISC. 1:14:05 Goldman Sachs 1:14:10 New Website Who Dis https://twitter.com/krugermacro/status/1506785179213475843?s=20&t=PoSkEl9kUDn-miVPTXvMkg  1:14:30 Bankless Analyst Take https://twitter.com/BenGiove/status/1506838000168226818  1:15:45 Elizabeth Warren 1:15:50 Bill From Warren https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/03/17/senator-elizabeth-warren-announces-sanctions-compliance-bill-for-crypto-companies  1:21:30 FIFA World Cup & Crypto.com https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/22/cryptocom-nabs-fifa-world-cup-sponsorship-for-undisclosed-sum  1:23:56 TAKES 1:24:30 Page 34 of the Cryptopians https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1505984479399088128  1:27:40 JPEG vs. MP3 NFTs https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1505279281139572738  1:30:15 Ethereum is Inflationary https://twitter.com/epolynya/status/1505153046455615488  1:32:45 The West’s Energy Pickle https://blog.bitmex.com/energy-cancelled/  1:37:10 Donald Glover on NFTs https://twitter.com/unitedmasters/status/1506088529838972933  1:38:05 Future of NFTs https://twitter.com/j1mmyeth/status/1505956386571575297  1:41:30 What David’s Excited About https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1507033311314845699  1:42:15 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:44:45 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/PuffYatty/status/1506277389910872066  1:45:30 Disclaimers ​ ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

25 March 2022


Crypto in Ukraine | Alex Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

Crypto in Ukraine | Alex Bornyakov, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

In this special episode, we bring on Alex Bornyakov, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation to discuss the current state of the war, crypto’s impact, and so much more. Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the world—and in particular—the crypto world has rallied to donate as much as possible to the courageous people of Ukraine. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the people of Ukraine. To further support, please consider donating: https://war.ukraine.ua/donate/  ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:14 State of Ukraine 11:54 Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation’s Goals 14:00 Pre-Ukrainian War Crypto 18:00 Ukraine’s Crypto Fund 22:00 How Donations Are Being Used 24:55 Crypto Enabling Ukraine’s Goals 31:00 How Crypto Changed the War 32:40 Bridging Crypto to Fiat 33:40 Individual Ukrainian’s Using Crypto 35:18 Crypto’s Value Proposition in Ukraine 41:09 Humanitarian Limitations vs. Crypto 44:15 New Ukrainian Crypto Law 47:20 Crypto Policy Advice 48:55 Sanctions & Crypto 51:55 Alex’s CTA for Everyone 53:15 Ukraine's NFTs & Tokens? ------ Resources: Donate to Ukraine https://war.ukraine.ua/donate/  ----- 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

25 March 2022


Celestia’s Building the Multi-Chain Universe with Nick White | Alpha Leak

Celestia’s Building the Multi-Chain Universe with Nick White | Alpha Leak

Nick White is the COO of Celestia Labs. Celestia is the first modular blockchain network. If you have no idea what that is, you’re in luck! Celestia wants it to be as easy to deploy blockchains as it is smart contracts. Nick and David cover all things modular blockchains, the network effect that happens as a result of this multi-chain universe, what the far away distant future might look like, and so much more! ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:00 What is Celestia 5:30 Types of Blockchains 9:30 How Celestia Modularizes 16:15 Rule Checking 19:40 How Rollups Work 21:10 Different Kinds of Layers 27:31 Prices & Data Availability Sampling 40:00 Celestia’s Blockspace 42:01 Fees & Nodes 45:35 Goals of Celestia 51:43 Celestia Vampire Attack?! 53:20 The Future of Modular Blockchains ------ Resources: Nick’s Twitter https://twitter.com/nickwh8te  Celestia’s Website https://t.co/oaUV9NvYwH  Celestia’s Twitter https://twitter.com/CelestiaOrg  John Adler Delphi Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/celestia-the-worlds-first-modular-blockchain-network/id1438148082?i=1000552936346  Celestia’s Discord & Telegram https://discord.com/invite/YsnTPcSfWQ  https://t.me/CelestiaCommunity  ----- 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

23 March 2022


APECOIN—Bullish or Bearish for CryptoPunks? | Zeneca, Andy8052, Scott Lewis

APECOIN—Bullish or Bearish for CryptoPunks? | Zeneca, Andy8052, Scott Lewis

In a massive week for Bored Ape Yacht Club studio Yuga Labs, they acquired CryptoPunks & Meebits from Larva Labs, as well as releasing their community token $APE. With ApeCoin and a massive inflow of intellectual property, the NFT space is spinning with buzz and speculation about what this all means. Today, we have Zeneca_33, Andy8052, and Scott Lewis joining State of the Nation to get to the bottom of this monumental event. What does this mean for Punks and Apes? What about intellectual property, ownership, and value? And lastly, are we seeing the dawn of a new age of digital monopolies? In this chaotic landscape, a rational and steady approach to understanding is always a winner.  ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  👀 POLYGON | LAYER  2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon   ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across   🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask   💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger   🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix   🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 8:00 Panelists 12:03 What CryptoPunks Want 16:44 Brand Management 22:01 Applebees 26:52 Creative Commons License 32:00 Best Rights Strategies 40:00 ApeCoin Launch 46:20 Is $APE Overvalued? 54:58 Yuga Labs Deck 1:00:52 Financials vs Monopolies 1:04:31 $450 Million Raise 1:06:45 Panelist Projects 1:10:00 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Scott Lewis: https://twitter.com/scott_lew_is?s=20&t=kXCI6sgHk2MMkG_PZKekSQ  Zeneca_33: https://twitter.com/Zeneca_33?s=20&t=kXCI6sgHk2MMkG_PZKekSQ  Andy8052: https://twitter.com/andy8052?s=20&t=kXCI6sgHk2MMkG_PZKekSQ  ----- 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

23 March 2022


How to Become a VC with Haseeb Qureshi | Layer Zero

How to Become a VC with Haseeb Qureshi | Layer Zero

First, Haseeb Qureshi was a Texas Hold’em poker player. Then Haseeb learned how to code and worked as a software engineer for Airbnb. He went down the crypto rabbithole and is now the managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, as well as an accomplished writer and coder. When Haseeb has come on the podcast previously, we covered theses and mental models. Today on Layer Zero, we explore the dynamics of being a venture capitalist in Web3. How does one find a path to becoming a VC? We dive into what to look for in an internal team and external portfolio companies, as well as proper form for selling investments in a credible and honorable way. Haseeb’s long term approach to Web3 is salient as always, and this episode is must-listen if you are interested in becoming a crypto VC. ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  👀 POLYGON | LAYER  2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:30 Extremely Bullish and Bearish 9:04 Play-to-Earn Gaming 14:00 Poker & Venture Capital 17:15 Positive Sum Games 20:20 How to Add Value 26:22 How to be a Good Investor 32:09 Haseeb’s Pitch to Founders 34:22 How to Sell Tokens 39:45 Fad or Generational Wealth? 45:08 Near Protocols and Alt-L1s 50:00 VCs vs Retail 57:30 How to Take Responsibility 1:02:44 Airdrops 1:09:04 Fulfilling Web3’s Promises ------ Resources: Haseeb on Twitter https://twitter.com/hosseeb?s=20  Dragonfly Capital https://www.dcp.capital/  Bankless Podcast 103 with Haseeb https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-103-blockchains-are-cities-haseeb  “Blockchains are Cities” https://medium.com/dragonfly-research/blockchains-are-cities-564327013f86  “Why Decentralization Isn’t As Important As You Think” https://haseebq.com/why-decentralization-isnt-as-important-as-you-think/  “I’m Worried No One Will Care About Rollups”  https://medium.com/dragonfly-research/im-worried-nobody-will-care-about-rollups-554bc743d4f1  ----- 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

22 March 2022


110 - The Internet Reset | Alexis Ohanian

110 - The Internet Reset | Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian is the Co-Founder of Reddit, as well as the Founder of venture capital firm SevenSevenSix. As a builder-turned-technology entrepreneur, Alexis is focused on making the world a better place through novel projects and initiatives like Coinbase, Axie Infinity, Opensea, and Riverside (which we used to record this episode!) We explore how Alexis would rebuild Reddit for Web3, and how many emergent behaviors in the early days of Reddit and the internet are surfacing again—this time, on steroids with crypto-enabled communities. Alexis is concerned with empowering the good parts about internet culture, doubling down on the importance of community and culture. Tune in for sage advice on investment insights and investor cheat codes—where are the next opportunities? Wherever they are, Alexis is sure to be found there. ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  👀 POLYGON | LAYER  2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon   ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across   🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask   💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger   🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix   🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:00 Alexis Ohanian is Having Fun 8:57 Getting Into Crypto 16:40 Reddit and Web3 24:52 Emergent Behaviors 34:00 Rebuilding a Web3 Reddit 39:38 Internet Reputation 45:00 Permissionless Web3 53:52 What’s on the Horizon? 1:00:26 Seven Seven Six 1:04:10 The Case for Optimism 1:07:24 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Alexis on Twitter https://twitter.com/alexisohanian?s=20&t=YFn8AnfCSkaWdAxctt9QXw  SevenSevenSix https://twitter.com/sevensevensix?s=20&t=YFn8AnfCSkaWdAxctt9QXw  Alexis’ Art https://opensea.io/assets/0xb6329bd2741c4e5e91e26c4e653db643e74b2b19/696  ----- 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

21 March 2022


ROLLUP: ETH Merge Soon | Yuga Labs Acquisition | ApeCoin | Raises & NEW Releases Galore

ROLLUP: ETH Merge Soon | Yuga Labs Acquisition | ApeCoin | Raises & NEW Releases Galore

3rd Week of March 2022 ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 4:00 MARKETS 4:25 BTC Price 5:05 ETH Price 6:55 ETH/BTC Ratio 11:50 $BED https://www.indexcoop.com/bed  12:15 FED WATCH https://www.marketwatch.com/story/feds-powell-sees-the-light-and-turns-far-more-hawkish-than-expected-11647468210  24:05 ETH Gas https://dune.xyz/hildobby/Gas  26:05 VISA vs. ETH Volume https://twitter.com/blockworks_/status/1503343966057545729  27:15 Hold or Sell Airdrops? https://thedefiant.io/messari-airdrops-112-profit-selling/  27:50 A Brief History https://twitter.com/justintrimble/status/1504262012255318018  29:50 Rotatooooooooorrrss - 3ArrowsCapital https://twitter.com/btcinchina/status/1504339901264777218  30:45 Terra Do Kwon 34:45 Terra Bet by Do Kwon https://twitter.com/stablekwon/status/1503264558160375810  40:40 RELEASES 41:05 Stripe Now Supports Crypto https://twitter.com/collision/status/1501961880289480704  45:00 Aave v3 is Here https://twitter.com/AaveAave/status/1504137636105043971  47:20 Alchemix v2 https://twitter.com/scupytrooples/status/1503751703019110410  49:55 Coinbase Tests Fee-Free Trading https://blockworks.co/coinbase-rolls-out-test-of-no-fee-trading/  57:02 RAISES 57:05 ConsenSys $450M at $7B Valuation https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/15/450m-raise-values-ethereum-builder-consensys-at-7b-as-metamask-tops-30m-users/  https://twitter.com/ConsenSys/status/1503748099885477897  58:28 Optimism x A16z https://medium.com/ethereum-optimism/money-long-team-strong-8526c6943fd7  59:55 StarkWare $6B Valuation https://twitter.com/Darrenlautf/status/1501863868502396928  1:00:15 Solana Marketplace, Magic Eden $27M https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/03/14/solana-based-nft-marketplace-magic-eden-raises-27m-series-a/  1:01:37 Aptos is Expanding https://medium.com/aptoslabs/expanding-the-aptos-community-38c5b18a84b7  1:05:14 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  1:06:04 Talent Collective https://bankless.pallet.com/talent/welcome  1:06:50 NEWS / ETH 1:06:55 Don’t Sleep on the Merge https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/dont-sleep-on-the-merge-lite  1:12:50 IT BROKE! https://hackmd.io/@prysmaticlabs/HyZqgTA-c  1:19:10 Rocketpool https://twitter.com/Rocket_Pool/status/1501796795365867524  1:21:28 L222 1:21:30 How Do Rollups Decentralize? https://medium.com/ethereum-optimism/our-pragmatic-path-to-decentralization-cb5805ca43c1  1:25:18 Optimism Cannon https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1501624172581064704  1:27:20 NFTs 1:27:23 Yuga Labs 1:27:25 Biggest NFT M&A Deal? https://twitter.com/yugalabs/status/1502420714527334406  1:33:30 Great Summary From William Peaster https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/bored-apes-cryptopunks-the-big-ideas  1:35:00 $APE Coin https://twitter.com/apecoin/status/1504201556165644298  1:37:23 NFTX Milked: “FlashMint” https://twitter.com/wilburforce_/status/1504437189979119622  1:39:15 NFTs Coming to Instagram https://decrypt.co/95209/nfts-are-coming-to-instagram-says-meta-ceo  1:40:40 REGULATION / TRADEFI / MACRO 1:40:35 Congress Come Get Ya Boi… https://twitter.com/RepTomEmmer/status/1504117933395619846  1:42:46 EU Votes Down Anti-PoW Clause https://twitter.com/paddi_hansen/status/1503383993391194115  1:43:47 Saudi Arabia Considers Yuan?  https://www.wsj.com/articles/saudi-arabia-considers-accepting-yuan-instead-of-dollars-for-chinese-oil-sales-1164735154  1:44:56 Future Regulation in South Korea? Win! https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/137172/yoon-suk-yeol-who-pledged-to-deregulate-south-koreas-crypto-sector-wins-presidential-election  1:49:10 TAKES 1:49:39 Some Ponzis Are Scams https://twitter.com/avifelman/status/1502400594245423105  1:51:14 Pay or Go Away https://twitter.com/iamdcinvestor/status/1503014777475502083  1:54:12 Diversification For the Weak https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1504081408968601600  1:56:36 What David’s Excited About 157:58 What Ryan’s Excited About 2:00:12 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/ultrasoundmoney/status/1503684172438773765  2:00:40 Disclaimers ​ ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

18 March 2022


How to DAO with Tracheopteryx | Green Pill #5

How to DAO with Tracheopteryx | Green Pill #5

FOR FULL EPISODE: ✨ Subscribe to the Green Pill Podcast ✨ https://availableon.com/greenpill    Apple Show Link:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/greenpill/id1609313639   Spotify Show Link: https://open.spotify.com/show/0l6aXWC94dd0RA3tkKfxjd?si=5fdadfbcd8d34bd4   ----- Music by WABI SABI - snowflake - https://thmatc.co/?l=7786B012   ----- 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

17 March 2022


Does Decentralization Matter? | Kevin Owocki & Cooper Turley

Does Decentralization Matter? | Kevin Owocki & Cooper Turley

What is most important in crypto? What wins out in the end? Today, we find out if user experience is more important than decentralization. As we progress through crypto's cambrian explosion, we often observe the tradeoff between immediate product viability and a 'no cutting corners' approach. Taking the side of UX & a product-first mentality is Cooper Turley, a champion of the creator economy. Kevin Owocki—himself a schelling point for public goods—is defending decentralization and the merits of a values-first approach. While exploring the roots of this tradeoff, we'll learn more about where we are as an ecosystem and where we are inevitably heading. ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/ 🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/ ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 5:45 Decentralization vs. Usability 10:15 Learnings with New Users 19:19 How Will Crypto Change the World? 25:10 Not Compromising on Values 32:25 Do Users Care About Values? 36:00 Where/When to Compromise 39:13 The Importance of DevTooling 41:00 Crypto's Trojan Horse 43:36 What Good UX Looks Like 48:55 Lowest Hanging UX-Fruit 50:39 How This All Comes to Fruition 53:11 2022 Crypto W Wishlist ------ Resources: Cooper on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa  Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/owocki  Foundation: https://foundation.app/  Soundxyz: https://www.sound.xyz/  Mirror: https://twitter.com/viamirror  Snapshot: https://snapshot.org/#/  Gnosis Safe: https://gnosis-safe.io/  ----- 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

17 March 2022


Bull or Bear? What the Charts Are Saying | Ledger from Up Only

Bull or Bear? What the Charts Are Saying | Ledger from Up Only

Co-Founder, CMO of Flip, and Co-Host of Up Only, Brian Krogsgard—aka—Ledger joins David and Ryan to discuss WTF is happening. Are we in a Bull or Bear market? What are the charts telling us? With the Ukraine & Russian War—ripple effects from said war—inflation at an all-time high, stocks down, commodities, and crypto being all over the place...there's a lot to unpack. Where do experts go to find answers? The charts. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 7:15 Exciting Times? 17:50 Charty Charts 24:00 200-Week Moving Average 32:20 Will the ETH Merge Change Anything? 39:15 200-Week Moving Average Cont. 43:40 ETH/BTC Indicator 46:24 Alt L1 Ecosystem 51:03 How Bad Could it Get? 54:30 Potential Supercycle? 1:01:40 Macro 1:17:27 What’s in Ledger’s Portfolio 1:21:44 Advice From Ledger ------ Resources: Ledger's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ledgerstatus  Up Only: https://twitter.com/UpOnlyTV  ----- 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

16 March 2022


Tarun Chitra on whether Code is Law | Layer Zero

Tarun Chitra on whether Code is Law | Layer Zero

Tarun Chitra, in addition to being Founder and CEO of Gauntlet, is a gigabrain, polymath type in the Ethereum space. His fluency in mathematics results in a creative, almost artistic approach to a traditionally rigorous and analytical field.   Perhaps related to his search for beauty, Tarun observes the structural changing of massive systems happening in the broader geopolitical ecosystem today. We explore the relationship between regulation and finance in a unique light. Finance itself is fundamentally a legal practice—it’s money plus law.   Finance becomes more elegant with smart contracts, and we muse on the idea that broader governance structures can improve with smart contracts as well. Is code law? Can we generalize capital efficiency?   ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis    ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:    ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum    🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha    🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot    🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini    🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave    🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants    ------ Topics Covered:   0:00 Intro 4:30 Tarun Chitra 8:15 New York City & Boom Cities 14:00 Global Crypto 18:00 Leapfrogging the US 27:45 Governance & Regulation 31:55 The Fundamental Crypto Shift 35:53 The Great Re-Shuffling 43:08 What Works vs What Doesn’t 48:07 Core Blockchain Governance 52:40 Scaling with DAOs 1:00:00 Upgrading Financial Law 1:09:00 Code is Law 1:14:05 Tarun’s Approach to Life 1:20:34 Optimism through Beauty 1:26:00 Basins and Sinking to Elegance   ------ Resources:   Tarun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarunchitra?s=20&t=-Wk1FKVJz6cQrJM6EzusdQ   Gauntlet: https://twitter.com/gauntletnetwork?s=20&t=-Wk1FKVJz6cQrJM6EzusdQ   Episode with Santi Siri: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-santiago-siri-layer-zero?s=w   Fundamental Theorem of Algebra https://www.britannica.com/science/fundamental-theorem-of-algebra     ----- 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

15 March 2022


109 - SBF and the Future of FTX

109 - SBF and the Future of FTX

Sam Bankman-Fried—or simply SBF—is the founder and CEO of FTX, one of crypto’s biggest exchanges. In this episode, we dive into how Sam built a company worth $30 billion… in less than three years! And before the age of 30! As a centralized exchange unicorn, FTX has exploded into the mainstream, sponsoring massive sports arenas and partnerships with celebrities like Tom Brady. The mainstream-ification of FTX culminated with its Super Bowl ad with Larry David, which had a significant cultural impact on FTX and crypto more broadly. Is Sam on Team DeFi? Or is FTX a competitor? And what about banks? SBF also recently appeared in front of Congress. After this discussion, we are increasingly convinced of the alignment between Bankless and SBF. ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-sbf  ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:30 SBF 9:13 Building Successful Products 15:56 Why Sam is in Crypto 20:40 Crypto Values & Opportunity 25:27 Use Cases & Decentralization 31:04 The Future of FTX 37:18 FTX vs DeFi 41:16 SBF’s Preferred Blockchains 45:12 Sam’s Legendary Tweet 53:30 FTX vs Banks 56:46 Regulation 1:03:45 Talking to Congress 1:06:02 Spectrum of Decentralization 1:10:05 Super Bowl Ads 1:16:34 Mainstream Crypto & NFTs 1:21:30 Building Wealth 1:24:45 Giving Everything Away 1:27:45 Crypto Price Predictions 1:31:27 Crypto 5 Years from Now ------ Resources: SBF on Twitter https://twitter.com/SBF_FTX  FTX https://ftx.com/en  Sam’s Legendary Tweet https://twitter.com/SBF_FTX/status/1347964322459262977  FTX Super Bowl Commercial https://youtu.be/BH5-rSxilxo  ----- 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

14 March 2022


Fund Your Web3 Project with Gitcoin Grants Round 13 | GreenPill #4

Fund Your Web3 Project with Gitcoin Grants Round 13 | GreenPill #4

🟢 PARTICIPATE IN GITCOIN GRANTS ROUND 13 🟢 https://bankless.cc/Gitcoin  ----- ✨ Subscribe to the Green Pill Podcast ✨ https://availableon.com/greenpill   ----- Gitcoin Grants Round 13—or GR13—is live from March 9-24, 2022!  To explore what this means for Gitcoin and the broader crypto space, we’re bringing on a medley of contributors from GitcoinDAO to talk about the public goods funding round, the decentralization of Gitcoin, and future upgrades with Grants 2.0. Take the Green Pill, anon. ----- Panelists: • Scott Moore – Gitcoin Co-Founder https://twitter.com/notscottmoore  • Lindsey Thrift – VP of Product at Gitcoin https://twitter.com/thrift_lindsey  • Kevin Olsen – VP of Engineering at Gitcoin https://gov.gitcoin.co/u/kevin.olsen/summary  • Annika Lewis – Lead at GitcoinDAO Public Goods Funding Workstream https://twitter.com/AnnikaSays  • Sean MacMannis – GitcoinDAO Memes, Merch, & Marketing Workstream https://twitter.com/smacmannis  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 1:02 Gitcoin DAO Panelists 1:46 Gitcoin Grants Round 13 3:24 What is Quadratic Funding? 6:00 How to Participate 7:25 The Ukraine Round 9:55 Gitcoin Aqueduct & Tally 12:28 The Mission & Values of Gitcoin  16:07 Exploring DAOs 20:42 Grants 2.0 27:20 A Healthy Ecosystem 30:18 Closing ------ Resources: Gitcoin Grants Round 13 https://bankless.cc/Gitcoin  Gitcoin Discord http://discord.gg/gitcoin  Gitcoin Governance http://gov.gitcon.co  Aqueduct & Tally Wallet https://gitcoin.co/blog/tally-wallet-plans-first-gitcoin-aqueduct/  Regen Network https://www.regen.network/  Gitcoin Grants 2.0 https://gov.gitcoin.co/t/gitcoin-grants-2-0/9981  ----- 🟢 Get the GreenPilled Book 🟢 https://greenpill.party/   ----- Music by WABI SABI - snowflake - https://thmatc.co/?l=7786B012   ----- 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

10 March 2022


ROLLUP: Biden’s Crypto Executive Order | Sanctions & Commodities | Coinbase & MetaMask | Bear Watch?!

ROLLUP: Biden’s Crypto Executive Order | Sanctions & Commodities | Coinbase & MetaMask | Bear Watch?!

2nd Week of March 2022 ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:23 MARKETS 3:24 BTC Price https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/09/bitcoin-btc-jumps-after-treasury-statement-on-crypto-executive-order.html  4:40 ETH Price 5:05 ETH/BTC Ratio https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1501449852495925248  6:38 $BED  https://www.indexcoop.com/bed  8:50 BEAR WATCH 8:55 Bad Start for Equities https://twitter.com/MacroAlf/status/1501263319222603783  10:38 Commodity Crisis? https://www.ft.com/content/555b7167-eaf2-43a0-a66f-802e39cccf36  10:40 Prices https://www.cnn.com/business/markets/commodities/  12:55 DJCI https://www.spglobal.com/spdji/en/indices/commodities/dow-jones-commodity-index/#overview  17:15 Kyla Episode https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1501244475569442820?s=20&t=pZSQ2PFE136VyrUkLCCb6Q  17:40 ETH Gas ATL https://decrypt.co/94648/ethereum-transaction-fees-drop-six-month-low-report  18:54 NFT Search Down https://twitter.com/meowmeowmeuw/status/1501396257163685890?  19:50 ETH & Car Gas Meme https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1500331461140000772  27:00RELEASES 27:05 StarkNet Ecosystem Dashboard https://www.starknet-ecosystem.com/  28:35 Tally Wallet Token Swapping https://twitter.com/TallyCash/status/1498705393182248964  29:55 Ledger https://shop.ledger.com/pages/ledger-nano-s-plus-genesis-edition?utm_source=Bankless&utm_medium=partnership_podcast&utm_campaign=22-03-HW_LNSPlus_Genesis-ALL-Brand_Consideration-Partnership&utm_content=msg_Preorder_Genesis__other_Media_Blitz_2  31:50 RAISES 31:55 Immutable $200M https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/136548/immutable-raises-200-million-nft-crypto  33:50 WalletConnect $11M https://twitter.com/WalletConnect/status/1501292985048350721  34:36 Bain Capital $560M https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/136753/bain-capital-ventures-first-crypto-fund-560-million  35:12 Diagonal $2.5M https://twitter.com/diagonalfinance/status/1499742888594493453  36:15 a16z $70m into Lido https://twitter.com/cdixon/status/1499436156861227008  36:45 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  38:30 NEWS 38:31 Crypto Dystopia? https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/03/07/ukraine-is-buying-bulletproof-vests-and-night-vision-goggles-using-crypto/  39:40 How Much Ukraine Has Raised https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/state-of-the-network-issue-145  41:15 Sanctions Coming for Crypto! https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/03/08/ukrainian-deputy-minister-reiterates-call-for-crypto-exchanges-to-block-russian-users/  42:40 Warren Crypto Bill…AML/KYC https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/warren-crafts-bill-targeting-cryptocurrency-russia-sanctions-rcna19094  44:45 Coinbase Blocking Russian Accounts https://news.coincu.com/70594-coinbase-will-block-russian-accounts/  https://twitter.com/brian_armstrong/status/1499622118224392195  https://twitter.com/hannahdlang/status/1499029140305068033  49:15 MetaMask Wasn’t Blocking Users https://twitter.com/WatcherGuru/status/1499414900355047427  49:50 MetaMask Geofencing https://thedefiant.io/metamask-geofencing/  51:00 Other Alternative Nodes https://twitter.com/dmihal/status/1499803776898719752  52:35 BTC vs ETH vs Sanctions https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x-KBbWKZuWnyxC2UquG7UxYmfAoXXYRLP-giQ_OAafM/edit  55:45 EXECUTIVE ORDER https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/09/heres-whats-in-bidens-executive-order-on-crypto.html  1:00:00 Jeremy Allaire Thread https://twitter.com/jerallaire/status/1501516683051155456  1:01:30 Jerry Brito Thread https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1501583673438707716  1:02:22 Jake Take https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1501590214539726857  1:03:44 ETH 1:03:47 Optimism Cheaper Transactions https://twitter.com/optimismpbc/status/1499527731389808643  1:04:45 Aave on Optimism https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1501336754644729863  1:05:00 NFTs 1:05:05 Tai Lopez NFT Mess https://twitter.com/eddyiskongz/status/1499886629099474945  https://twitter.com/coffeebreak_YT/status/1500213278609481729  1:09:45 Limewire Returns ​​https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1501475218405179395    1:10:34 DeFi 1:10:37 Andre & Anton Terminating Apps https://twitter.com/AntonNellCrypto/status/1500405473337565191  1:12:40 Calling it Quits https://blockworks.co/defi-star-developer-andre-cronje-calls-it-quits/  1:14:02 RSA Take https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1500975757958520836  1:17:10 MISC. 1:17:12 Goldman ETH Funnel https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/136950/goldman-sachs-receives-fee-to-connect-clients-to-galaxy-digitals-eth-fund  1:17:46 Laura Shin Callout https://twitter.com/laurashin/status/1500266527693709321  https://twitter.com/ercwl/status/1500633023259508736  1:20:40 Brantley Staying ENS https://twitter.com/avsa/status/1500844406391386114  1:25:15 TAKES 1:25:40 Heard it Before https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1501061536080556034?s=20&t=pZSQ2PFE136VyrUkLCCb6Q  1:26:50 Who Holds What? https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1500586827589238788?s=20&t=pZSQ2PFE136VyrUkLCCb6Q  1:30:22 Assets and Liabilities https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact/status/1499170071356260352  1:31:03 Seizing Dollars Makes Bad SOV https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1501593517596028928  1:32:36 What David’s Excited About 1:34:48 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:36:50 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/BowTiedIguana/status/1501606948013281289  1:37:23 Disclaimers ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

10 March 2022


Fortress Russia Crumbles | Kyla Scanlon

Fortress Russia Crumbles | Kyla Scanlon

A lot has changed since we had Kyla on Bankless almost a month ago. Russia invaded Ukraine and the ripple effects are being felt worldwide. Kyla's written a few posts on what's been unfolding thus far. Most recently she wrote, "Financial Warfare: Russia-Ukraine," breaking down Fortress Russia, sanctions, energy, agriculture, and the strength of Ukrainians. For those unfamiliar with Kyla, she's an independent, Gen Z friendly, new age content creator with a fantastic newsletter and youtube channel. In addition, she is the BanklessHQ TikTok correspondent, dropping weekly recaps of the crypto world. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 7:30 Being in Putin Shoes 13:20 Financial Sanctions 23:15 Putin’s Escape Hatch? China? 26:15 Russians Remaining Resources 33:30 Global Economy Sensitivity 45:45 What’s the Fed Going to Do? 52:30 The Ripple Effects of Inflation 55:40 The Supply Chain Conundrum 56:50 How Crypto Will Be Affected 1:02:20 What Happens Next ------ Resources: Kyla on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kylascan?s=20  Kyla's Website: https://kylascanlon.com/  Financial Warfare: Russia-Ukraine by Kyla: https://kyla.substack.com/p/financial-warfare-russia-ukraine  Kyla's Recent Bankless Podcast Episode: https://youtu.be/p2QsIkEvlZw  Jake Chervinsky's Twitter https://twitter.com/jchervinsky  ----- 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

9 March 2022


Coin Artist on Building *real* Crypto-Games

Coin Artist on Building *real* Crypto-Games

Marguerite deCourcelle, known by her persona Coin Artist, has been in the crypto space since 2014. Marguerite pushes the boundaries at the intersection of art, games, and crypto, carving out a career for herself as an artist and creator.   Although her focus is certainly in crypto gaming, it might not be what you’d expect. Her endeavors have a cypherpunk feel at the protocol level, innovating creative ways for NFTs to interact in our wallets.   Alongside discussions of her work at Blockade Games, we explore emergence, embedding data in the blockchain, and the untapped world of meaningful crypto gaming.   ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis    ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/    🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/      ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:    ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum    🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha    🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot    🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini    🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave    🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants    ------ Topics Covered:   0:00 Intro 4:30 Coin Artist 7:49 Early Days of Crypto Art 12:34 Gamifying the Blockchain 16:50 The Technology Crossover 24:33 Bombing & Bitcoin 30:43 Permadeath & High Stakes 38:05Winning Hearts and Minds 42:30 A Utopian Vision 48:00 Emergence & Complexity 53:17 Blockade Games 57:55 The Motivation for Profit 1:04:10 The Thrill of the Game 1:09:17 Fighting for Crypto’s Soul 1:13:22 New York City 1:16:33 The Crypto Social Game 1:23:47 Curation 1:27:43 Optimism & Advice   ------ Resources:   Marguerite on Twitter: https://twitter.com/coin_artist?s=20&t=2V5r_ik50UfcZMaCSB0HgA   Blockade Games: https://blockade.games/   Neon District: https://portal.neondistrict.io/   Skyweaver: https://www.skyweaver.net/   Boys Club: https://twitter.com/BoysClubCrypto?s=20&t=2V5r_ik50UfcZMaCSB0HgA   Ethereum: The Money-Game Landscape https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ethereum-the-money-game-landscape?s=w   Conway’s Game of Life: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life     ----- 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

8 March 2022


108 - I Was Wrong, We Need Crypto | DHH

108 - I Was Wrong, We Need Crypto | DHH

David Heinemeir Hansson is the Co-Founder of Basecamp & HEY. DHH is a best-selling author, technologist—responsible for creating Ruby on Rails—and a recent crypto skeptic, turned crypto-curious experimenter. DHH recently wrote a viral blog post titled, “I Was Wrong, We Need Crypto” in which he explains why he’s skeptical of crypto, what ultimately changed his mind, and how he’s thinking about the future of the space going forward. It’s not every day Bankless brings on a crypto skeptic, but DHH is different. He provides a balanced—well thought out perspective on what the current state of crypto is and what needs to change to make it go mainstream. ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-i-was-wrong-we-need-crypto  ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:20 Who is DHH 14:02 Crypto Observations 17:00 DHH’s Top Crypto Skepticisms 29:55 How to be Wrong About Things 37:00 What Changed DHH’s Mind 45:50 Pushback on DHH’s Post 52:50 The Release Valves 1:02:00 New Skills Needed 1:11:20 Other Crypto Rabbit Holes 1:17:44 Russian Sanctions 1:24:50 What Crypto Can Do Better 1:29:50 What’s Next in Crypto For DHH 1:33:50 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: DHH on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dhh  DHH’s Website: https://dhh.dk  Episode #55: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpzFU7MW5y4  DHH Books: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/23587.David_Heinemeier_Hansson?from_search=true&from_srp=true  I Was Wrong We Need Crypto: https://world.hey.com/dhh/i-was-wrong-we-need-crypto-587ccb03  ----- 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

7 March 2022


The Social Web3 | Protocols for a Digital Society | POAP, Lens Protocol, Disco.XYZ

The Social Web3 | Protocols for a Digital Society | POAP, Lens Protocol, Disco.XYZ

Web3 social media? Decentralized identity? Digital society in the metaverse? On this episode, we unpack the future social world in the metaverse and the protocols that will help shape it. To discuss exactly that, we brought on: Evin McMullen, who's building the world of digital identity, off-chain assets, and metaverse reputation at Disco.xyz, Christina Beltramini from Lens Protocol at Aave, a brand new primitive for Web3 social media platforms, and Isabel Gonzalez, COO at POAP, the Proof of Attendance Protocol. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 5:30 Introductions & Discussion Foundation 11:42 Web2 Days Are Numbered? 16:44 Bringing More People to Web3 23:15 Preventing Social Dystopia 25:44 Disco.xyz 31:42 Lens Protocol 37:01 POAP 45:20 Web3 Roadmap Debate 53:34 Onboarding 8 Billion People via Social? 1:00:54 Web3 Social in 5 Years 1:06:30 Disclaimers ------ Resources: Evin McMullen on Twitter https://twitter.com/provenauthority  Disco.xyz https://www.disco.xyz/  Christina Beltramini LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-beltramini/  Lens Protocol https://twitter.com/LensProtocol  Isabel Gonzalez LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/izgnzlz/  POAP https://poap.xyz/  ----- 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

5 March 2022


📺 ROLLUP: Ukraine Crypto Donations | Russia SWIFT Sanctions | EBay Accepting ETH | Pixelmon NFTs

📺 ROLLUP: Ukraine Crypto Donations | Russia SWIFT Sanctions | EBay Accepting ETH | Pixelmon NFTs

4th Week of February 2022   ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis   ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:         https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/ 🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:    ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha   🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot   🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini   🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave   🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants     ------ Topics Covered:   0:00 Intro   3:30 MARKETS 3:47 BTC Price 5:01 ETH Price 7:23: Coinbase Numbers https://decrypt.co/93763/coinbase-posts-record-revenue-user-numbers-in-q4-earnings-surprise  8:26 10 Million ETH Staked https://launchpad.ethereum.org/en/ 13:20 Crypto Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs   16:30 NEWS 17:10 Clash with the Real World https://twitter.com/ercwl/status/1498380832058265607?s=20&t=WJaaPqhN4PdjaLv00Id1fw 19:20 Sanctions https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/weaponized-banks-lite?s=w 24:26 Fall of the Ruble https://twitter.com/b_judah/status/1498137793003929601?s=20&t=KZJTbDLT7r8G8-plF_Oe6Q 25:50 Buying Bitcoin https://decrypt.co/94164/ukrainians-use-binance-to-buy-record-sums-of-bitcoin-after-russian-invasion 30:10 Crypto Sanctions https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/02/28/us-treasury-department-formally-adds-crypto-rules-to-russian-sanctions-guidance 34:40 DeFi, Not Crypto Banks https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1499424494758285318?s=20&t=_0_pE_F4xQZLuNYFbGp9qA 37:10 UkraineDAO https://www.ukrainedao.love/ Overpriced JPEGs https://youtu.be/eJgeAQYJlBo 39:00 Ukraine Crypto Donations https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/02/26/ukrainian-government-is-seeking-crypto-donations 39:54 Matching UN Donations https://twitter.com/kylascan/status/1498672249443917833?s=20&t=IHhKN50aSnSzMonHgpi7XA 41:45 Ukraine Airdrop https://twitter.com/Ukraine/status/1498911922791583746?s=20&t=aGxXK0E-I_-6MK-HZcJQ4A 44:10 Financing Weapons https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1499167417678786560?s=20&t=yxH_Vk4fkCLdBL1mrymEYA 45:41 OpenSea Censoring https://twitter.com/bornosor/status/1499371157790863369?s=21 47:27 Korean Exchanges https://twitter.com/ki_young_ju/status/1496995862010265600?s=21 49:11 Ebay Accepting Crypto https://www.thestreet.com/investing/ebay-considers-crypto-payments-already-accepts-nfts-ceo-says 49:54 MATIC Lido Staking https://twitter.com/LidoFinance/status/1498949232836988929 50:16 Consensys Drama https://twitter.com/evan_van_ness/status/1499024475970486279?s=21 52:10 Pixelmon Fail https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/the-pixelmon-nft-debacle 57:52 Treasure Exploit on Arbitrum https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/136143/treasure-marketplace-tells-users-to-delist-nfts-after-exploit 58:34 Kuiper Finance https://twitter.com/scott_lew_is/status/1498742697192050704?s=20&t=nw8jkP646_zFJr0g7jvtHw 59:34 Blitwear https://twitter.com/dhof/status/1498692101579714570 1:00:59 KPMG Buys World of Women https://twitter.com/KPMG_Canada/status/1498335705965203463?s=20&t=pakE_2RxF6JsktDbf-0yGQ 1:01:44 Japanese Rakuten NFT Marketplace https://news.bitcoin.com/japanese-online-retail-giant-rakuten-launches-nft-marketplace 1:02:47 Puma Cool Cat https://twitter.com/PUMA/status/1498825210757365763 1:03:25 Mfers Derivatives https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1499424828268290051?s=20&t=gDF5kchQexMwETwVGbk6Qw 1:06:36 Discord Grinding https://decrypt.co/94143/the-newest-crypto-side-hustle-discord-grinding 1:09:14 Arthur Hayes Pleads Guilty https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/135406/bitmex-co-founders-hayes-delo-plead-doj 1:11:12 Fractional NFT Security https://www.ledgerinsights.com/sec-probes-fractional-nfts-for-securities-infringements/ 1:13:42 Citadel Crypto https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/135864/griffin-says-fair-to-assume-that-citadel-will-be-market-making-in-crypto-in-months-to-come   1:16:00 TAKES 1:17:30 Web3 Won’t Rug You https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-startup-founder-littlethings-joe-speiser-2018-algorithm-change-2022-2 1:19:48 Annihilation https://twitter.com/CryptoHayes/status/1498811869926100992?s=20&t=kGdO4VQHrTP5vBSmELS7jg 1:22:00 The Individual Has Power https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1499167417678786560?s=20&t=yxH_Vk4fkCLdBL1mrymEYA 1:24:54 NFTs and Identity https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa/status/1499090669654069248?s=20&t=OtUJn574SDQINCcVwpqOYA   1:27:33 What David’s Excited About 1:29:50 What Ryan’s Excited About   1:31:58 MEME of the Week   Moment of Zen https://twitter.com/randizuckerberg/status/1498425277734690816?s=20&t=QNIFJfc61RsTyYQJVKIZ9Q ​ ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

4 March 2022


Proof of Humanity with Santi Siri | GreenPill #3

Proof of Humanity with Santi Siri | GreenPill #3

✨ Subscribe to the Green Pill Podcast ✨ https://availableon.com/greenpill   🟢 Get the GreenPilled Book 🟢 https://greenpill.party/   Apple Show Link:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/greenpill/id1609313639   Spotify Show Link: https://open.spotify.com/show/0l6aXWC94dd0RA3tkKfxjd?si=5fdadfbcd8d34bd4   ----- Santi Siri - GreenPill #2 Santiago Siri—or santi.eth on Twitter—is building UBI on Ethereum through Proof of Humanity,  the "sybil resistant protocol for formalizing human identity on the blockchain" that launched in March 2021. Santi is a relentless source of optimism and innovation, embodying the phenomenon of Latin American crypto development. Santi comes from Argentina, a country with a rich history of culture, inflation, corruption, and resilience. Reflecting on his tour through Buenos Aires with Vitalik Buterin, Santi explores the circumstances and possible futures we can build with regenerative cryptoeconomics. Solving sybil resistance and building elegant mechanisms for UBI are massive pillars for human thriving as we seek to carve out 21st century institutions -- and Santi is helping to lead the way. Take the Green Pill, anon. ------ SPONSOR PILLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum   🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants   💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger   🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix   ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:00 Proof of Humanity 7:05 UBI 12:06 The Goals & Implementation 17:32 Buenos Aires & Vitalik 22:50 Argentine Legitimacy 28:00 Optimism & Validation 34:08 A Symbiotic Culture 38:24 Closing ------ Resources: Santiago on Twitter https://twitter.com/santisiri?s=20  Proof of Humanity https://twitter.com/proofofhumanity?s=20  Democracy.Earth https://democracy.earth/   Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/owocki?s=20&t=A1yy1WYtQlNAOiSxXtGuNQ   ----- Music by WABI SABI - snowflake - https://thmatc.co/?l=7786B012   ----- 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

3 March 2022


The zkEVM is Here | Alex Gluchowski of zkSync

The zkEVM is Here | Alex Gluchowski of zkSync

zkEVM is here! Alex Gluchowski, CEO & Co-Founder of Matter Labs and of zkSync is here to talk about the huge accomplishment he and his team brought to market this past week. This is the first EVM-compatible ZK Rollup on Ethereum’s testnet!  Is this the endgame of blockchain scalability? How were Alex and his team able to bring this to market way sooner than expected? Why is this important and a monumental leap forward for the space? Find out the answers to these questions and much more on this week's State of the Nation with Ryan and David!  DONATE TO UKRAINE USING CRYPTO: https://twitter.com/Ukraine/status/1497594592438497282?s=20&t=kiFqqEmK2QtdOA8KcwUq1g  ------ 📣 OPOLIS | Sign Up to Get 1000 $WORK and 1000 $BANK https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:         https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:00 Alex from Matter Labs 9:51 What is a zkEVM? 15:57 The Breakthrough 19:08 zkSync 2.0 Public Testnet 24:04 The User Experience 29:37 Developer Tooling 32:48 Why zkRollups? 37:22 Security, Centralization, Trust 41:51 Justin Drake's Question 46:33 The Roadmap 50:30 Wen Mainnet? 53:15 Wen Token? 58:51 zkDAO 1:00:52 Ukraine 1:06:57 Crypto's Impact in Ukraine 1:11:00 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: UkraineDAO https://twitter.com/Ukraine_DAO?s=20&t=k_QiuIA3ZukqUPd9gy--LA  Alex Gluchowski on Twitter https://twitter.com/gluk64  zkSync on Twitter https://twitter.com/zksync  zkDAO https://twitter.com/zkdao_official?s=20&t=9HO7KyxvPEwqBhAo6SgbEA  zkSync's Website zksync.io  zkSync 2.0: Public Testnet is Live! https://matterlabs.medium.com/zksync-2-0-public-testnet-is-live-de870ba9632a  Modular vs Monolithic Blockchains https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/modular-vs-monolithic-blockchains?s=w  ----- 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 March 2022


DAVID READS: Crypto is Here to Set You Free

DAVID READS: Crypto is Here to Set You Free

Free markets are an incredible force. They allow humans to come together and produce a global price on something. But today's 'free markets' aren't really free. Access to markets is gatekept, and the ability for something of value to become instantiated into an asset is permissioned. Read along with David’s most recent thought piece on why 'Crypto is Here to Set Us Free.' Read the Article: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/crypto-is-here-to-set-us-free?utm_source=url  ------ 📣 NOTIONAL FINANCE | DeFi's Leading Fixed Rate Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/   ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  👀 POLYGON | LAYER  2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon   ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across   🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask   💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger   🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix   🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants   ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 1:25 Crypto is here to set us free 2:27 Expressive Markets 9:54 Societal Change 14:19 Private Keys & Value Flow 19:04 Extract to Enable 22:57 Aligning Systems 26:03 Changing Societies 30:49 Building a Better Future ------ Resources: The Crypto Renaissance: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-the-crypto-renaissance-josh-rosenthal  Governance & Capital: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-governance-and-capital-joel-monegro  Cobie Clip: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1480999234526613504?s=20&t=XCMeIZiOb3toUyRPgo_7Gg  ----- 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 March 2022


107 - What's Real About Crypto Gaming | Ryan Wyatt

107 - What's Real About Crypto Gaming | Ryan Wyatt

Ryan Wyatt is the CEO of Polygon Studios and former Head of Gaming at Youtube. Ryan is always on the frontier of gaming, having stewarded a new generation of content creators. He's now shifting his focus to Web3, where the next wave of innovation is set to happen. Ryan presents a number of fascinating takes, including his feelings on Anti-NFT sentiment, the future of games, and the growing influence of gaming content. By building out the Polygon Metaverse, Ryan is colliding games and economies. In this episode, he shares what he's learned — what's real about crypto, and what's not. ------ 📣 NOTIONAL FINANCE | DeFi's Leading Fixed Rate Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:00 Ryan Wyatt 8:50 Creator Economy Background 12:07 Transitioning to Web3 18:58 Crypto Improves Games 24:51 Whales & Blockchains 31:17 NFT Maxis vs Antti-NFT Maxis 36:08 Why Gamers Hate NFTs 40:05 Will Everything Be Crypto? 49:10 How We Change Minds 54:30 How Web2 Sees Web3 1:01:46 Colliding Games & Economies 1:05:56 What’s Wrong with Gaming 1:09:00 Money, Yield, and Content 1:17:01 In-Game Assets, Real World Value 1:24:45 The Bull Case for Polygon 1:27:48 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Ryan Wyatt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fwiz?s=20&t=TWOdkCxUzoJ-e3DlN9uT_g  Polygon Studios: https://twitter.com/polygonstudios?s=20&t=TWOdkCxUzoJ-e3DlN9uT_g  Crypto Unicorns: https://www.cryptounicorns.fun/  ------ Related Episodes: The Crypto Gaming Revolution | Arianna Simpson https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/the-crypto-gaming-revolution  Web3 Gaming 101 | Amy Wu https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-96-web3-gaming-101-amy-wu  Crypto Gaming Panel | Loot Squad, Yield Guild, Illuvium https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/crypto-gaming-panel-loot-squad-yield  The Dawn of Crypto Gaming | Robbie Ferguson https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-the-dawn-of-crypto-gaming-robbie  The Emergent Metaverse | Sam Englebardt & Richard Kim https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-102-the-emergent-metaverse-sam-englebardt?utm_source=url  ----- 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

28 February 2022


ROLLUP: Standing with Ukraine & All Those Affected  | Macro Analyses & More

ROLLUP: Standing with Ukraine & All Those Affected | Macro Analyses & More

4th Week of February 2022 ------ 📣 NOTIONAL FINANCE | DeFi's Leading Fixed Rate Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:42 Ledger Waiting List https://cl-cards.com/waiting-list/?utm_source=Bankless&utm_medium=Content&utm_campaign=22-02-Card_Waitlist-ALL-Marketing-Partnership&utm_content=msg_Join_The_Waitlist__others_Media_Blitz_1  4:16 MARKETS 4:29 BTC Price 5:03 BTC Down Due to War https://decrypt.co/93690/bitcoin-price-nosedives-after-putin-declares-war-ukraine  5:12 $242M Liquidations 6:00 ETH Price 6:38 $500M of Liquidations Below $2100 7:46 SPY 9:04 Markets & War Events 10:10 More War Data https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/930417020548288553/945715197425901578/20220220_130230.jpg  11:52 RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE 11:55 40 People Reported Dead 14:42 The Donbas Region 15:25 Putin Attacking All of Ukraine https://twitter.com/maxseddon/status/1496777729274003457?s=20&t=JhHqAeaWRpH6UPZ7wxC6BA  16:17 Kiev’s Smoke https://twitter.com/TreyYingst/status/1496793744590389249?s=20&t=JhHqAeaWRpH6UPZ7wxC6BA  https://imgur.com/SibvZDN  16:45 Thread Showing Warfare https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1496752076335947778?s=20&t=VBkT8sFiKw4vP8LzB0AaDA  17:09 Is Ukraine Just the Start? https://twitter.com/navalny/status/1496099209975681025?s=20&t=uDfJH89CSPmtjMr780NHpw  18:50 Propaganda & Disinformation Campaigns https://twitter.com/OAlexanderDK/status/1496513006657839108  21:35 Anti-War Russian Citizens https://twitter.com/MehrajMir_/status/1496900291676938254?s=20&t=iiqLK-Gar6LoA6zpz1KbHQ  23:08 What Happens Next 28:05 David & Ryan’s Takes 32:40 China Eyeing Taiwan https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taiwan-reports-nine-chinese-aircraft-its-air-defence-zone-2022-02-24/  34:43 End of Pax Americana https://twitter.com/LosMapMaker/status/1496702639417040897?s=20&t=IiTgk6uHXeJQfXEmi-I8yg  38:45 MARKETS CONT. 39:56 1.4% of all BTC on Ethereum (wBTC) https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/state-of-the-network-issue-143  40:37 UNI 80% of Dex Market Share (+30%) https://members.delphidigital.io/reports/uni-market-share-shines-stablecoins-wars-fresh-farms/  41:12 Rocketpool at 1% https://twitter.com/Rocket_Pool/status/1495571529819901954  41:59 Yield Bad https://coinstack.substack.com/p/a-solution-for-yield-investors-crypto  43:18 Notional Finance https://bankless.cc/Notional  44:30 RELEASES 44:33 1st EVM-Compatiable ZK Rollup https://twitter.com/zksync/status/1496128244038660102  46:46 Opera Integrates Ethereum L2 https://finance.yahoo.com/news/opera-integrates-ethereum-layer-2-130000011.html  48:20 Yearn on Arbitrum https://twitter.com/iearnfinance/status/1496577884802060288  48:30 Apps on Arbitrum https://twitter.com/litocoen/status/1496472127012286464  48:52 Hop on Lyra https://twitter.com/lyrafinance/status/1496216877084905476  50:00 Etherscan Product Updates https://twitter.com/richerd/status/1494033167136690178  51:09 DuelDAO https://twitter.com/itstimconnors/status/1495834620092465156  53:50 RAISES 53:51 Sequoia Crypto Fund https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/134578/sequoia-capital-new-crypto-fund-tokens  54:20 Multis $7M https://www.sequoiacap.com/article/partnering-with-multis-the-financial-backbone-for-web3%EF%BF%BC/  55:00 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  56:02 NEWS 56:14 DAO Hacker 56:20 Hacker Identity Reveal - $11B Stolen https://twitter.com/laurashin/status/1496087239037698048?s=20&t=IjEiV0Y8aEe706Kor6zMBw  58:05 How the Hacker Did It https://twitter.com/avsa/status/1496109516445954055  59:55 The Mystery May Be Unsolved? https://decrypt.co/93547/crypto-ceo-denies-11-billion-ethereum-dao-hack  1:01:27 OpenSea Hack/Phishing 1:02:11 Email https://twitter.com/pluggedinn/status/1495246939838840840?s=20&t=Yln_7KwqoY2nF3kvqgPJRw  https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/02/21/opensea-says-phishing-attack-impacted-17-users/  https://twitter.com/opensea/status/1495625768713469954?s=20&t=Pja4mfxLfgsrN9yFKiPPkg  1:04:03 Canada Update https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/canada-ngmi?utm_source=url  1:05:30 Authorities Don’t Understand Wallets https://twitter.com/apompliano/status/1495038292773019655?s=21  1:07:37 Ontario Warning https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/02/22/canadas-osc-warns-crypto-exchanges-not-to-promote-self-custodial-wallets-report/  1:09:27 Be Ready https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1496478003622301699?s=20&t=YNKAU0JecgGPVUHGTWL8Bw  1:10:50 Vitalik on Canada https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1494831247205580805?s=20&t=bVhe5WdwpMcX4yAbaiSX4g  1:12:40 This Isn’t Okay https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1495780516175433739?s=20&t=OVkrUM-R02NPSMFIl6_QNQ  1:13:38 Freedom to Transact https://twitter.com/punk6529/status/1494444624630403083?s=20&t=aCVjL6qeHXeSa_1P13s1Lg  1:16:20 NFTs 1:16:25 Sotheby’s 104 Punk Rug https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/135257/sothebys-withdrew-a-lot-of-104-cryptopunks-before-its-auction-was-set-to-begin  1:17:14 “Nvm, decided to hodl” https://twitter.com/0x650d/status/1496646517003800578  1:17:34 Invisible Friends NFT https://thedefiant.io/invisible-friends-nfts/  https://opensea.io/collection/invisiblefriends  1:19:40 REGULATION 1:19:50 China Tareting Secret Miners https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/02/23/chinas-zhejiang-province-implements-punitive-electricity-prices-for-crypto-mining/  1:20:10 China Jailing People For Raising Crypto Funds https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/135286/china-crypto-jail-people-if-funds-raised-public  1:23:35 TAKES 1:24:15 Neutrality https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1496695587495981056  1:24:55 Old vs. New World Model https://twitter.com/markbeylin/status/1369461574986039303?s=21  1:25:30 FunkoPop https://twitter.com/icebergy_/status/1496338749789200384?s=20&t=2JLMa26SedDop45eIATbzw  https://www.funko.com/  1:27:13 Crypto Puck is Moving Fast https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1496257364407767045?s=20&t=P-oyh7NAZy5rok9oz3sa7A  1:29:18 Crypto is here to Set Us Free https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/crypto-is-here-to-set-us-free?utm_source=url  1:31:26 What David’s Excited About Elden Ring 1:32:11 What Ryan’s Excited About https://world.hey.com/dhh/i-was-wrong-we-need-crypto-587ccb03  1:35:20 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/DnlKlr/status/1496637172199264258?s=20&t=2JLMa26SedDop45eIATbzw  https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani/status/1496265036775530496?s=20&t=2JLMa26SedDop45eIATbzw  1:37:00 Disclaimers ​ ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

25 February 2022


Ether's Phoenix with Optimism's Karl Floersch | GreenPill #2

Ether's Phoenix with Optimism's Karl Floersch | GreenPill #2

✨ Subscribe to the Green Pill Podcast ✨ https://availableon.com/greenpill  🟢 Get the GreenPilled Book 🟢 https://greenpill.party/  Apple Show Link:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/greenpill/id1609313639  Spotify Show Link: https://open.spotify.com/show/0l6aXWC94dd0RA3tkKfxjd?si=5fdadfbcd8d34bd4  ----- Karl Floersch is the co-founder of Optimism, the Ethereum rollup scaling solution, as well as one of the primary advocates in the space for public goods funding. Karl is inspiring on many levels—both individually with his seemingly boundless optimism and energy, and also his prolific work in the Ethereum ecosystem. Optimism is simultaneously scaling Ethereum’s transaction space and its values & ethos, pledging to recycle its fees into public goods. A central goal of regenerative finance is to align economic value with our moral values, and Karl’s work on retroactive public goods funding is pushing us towards that brighter, solarpunk future. We also explore the concept of ‘Ether’s Phoenix,’ a hypothetical being that rewards you for manifesting it—directly contrasting the concept of Roko’s Basilisk (research at your own risk).  Take the Green Pill, anon. ------ SPONSOR PILLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 2:40 Karl Floersch 4:38 Optimism & Public Goods 7:30 Solving Governance 11:32 Retroactive Public Goods Funding 18:09 The Endgame 21:18 Karl’s Favorite Public Goods 28:25 Ether’s Phoenix 32:12 Grinding & Mindset 34:02 Memes & Narratives 37:49 Closing ------ Resources: Karl on Twitter: https://twitter.com/karl_dot_tech?s=20&t=-oO_ckIiZ6BKahlmZVvB8w  Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/owocki?s=20&t=A1yy1WYtQlNAOiSxXtGuNQ  Vitalik on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin?s=20&t=6oPk84CaEN12Es6e7Nze3A  Optimism: https://twitter.com/optimismPBC?s=20&t=-oO_ckIiZ6BKahlmZVvB8w  ----- Music by WABI SABI - snowflake - https://thmatc.co/?l=7786B012  ----- 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

24 February 2022


ETHDenver 2022 is Scaling Vibes | Andrew Yang, Erik Voorhees, Kevin Owocki

ETHDenver 2022 is Scaling Vibes | Andrew Yang, Erik Voorhees, Kevin Owocki

Few things compare to ETH Denver. It is impossible to fully capture the experience of the crypto community at a massive gathering like this, but these two choice talks provide a snapshot of the vibes and ethos of the 2022 conference. Kevin Owocki and Erik Voorhees join to synthesize the respective merits of individualism and collectivism, and Andrew Yang stepped up to give an impromptu call to action for the community to rally around productive goals. We are scaling out the crypto vibes, and that was abundantly clear this week. Far larger than any previous ETH Denver, this conference truly felt like a Schelling point for folks changing the world via novel, elegant mechanisms. We just can’t wait for ETH Denver 2023. ------ 📣 NOTIONAL FINANCE | DeFi's Leading Fixed Rate Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  👀 POLYGON | LAYER  2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 12:01 Journey to ETH Denver 16:18 The Panels 22:37 Vibes 34:00 Kevin Owocki & Erik Voorhees 43:28 Pragmatism 50:57 Public Goods Funding 1:00:00 Andrew Yang & Crypto Alignment 1:06:31 Lobby3 1:13:53  Roadmaps & Executive Orders 1:22:14 Action & Optimism 1:27:45 Audience Questions ------ Resources: Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/owocki?s=20&t=O_vNoy9YMBatb8lIbf9ByA  Erik on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees?s=20&t=O_vNoy9YMBatb8lIbf9ByA  Andrew on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewYang?s=20&t=O_vNoy9YMBatb8lIbf9ByA  Lobby3: https://twitter.com/Lobby3D?s=20&t=q417PS_HIJMGmpXqJYhPVg  Take the Green Pill: https://greenpill.party/  ----- 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

22 February 2022


106 - How to Become a Whale | Tetranode

106 - How to Become a Whale | Tetranode

From gaming guppy to Orca whale, this week we’re talking to Tetranode. Who is this whale man? Well, he’s an anonymous DeFi billionaire who has been a part of and has shaped the crypto world since the early days of the space. Not everyone is a whale, but everyone is definitely trying to become one. If you dream of becoming a whale one day, this episode is your blueprint. We uncover all of Tetranode’s whale secrets, such as why farmers are the best alpha, why he’s team Ethereum vs. team Alt Layer 1s, and of course—Tetranode’s advice on becoming a whale yourself. ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-how-to-become-a-whale-tetranode  ------ 📣 NOTIONAL FINANCE | DeFi's Leading Fixed Rate Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 7:35 Gaming as Crypto Training 13:40 Who is Tentranode 18:35 Becoming a Whale 25:20 The Purpose of Wealth 30:55 Why ETH Bullishness? 38:55 Why Decentralization Matters 41:25 Tetranode’s Infinity Gauntlet 46:30 Farmers Have the Best Alpha 48:45 How to Move & Play Markets 1:03:08 Tetranode’s Infinity Gauntlet 1:25:32 Layer 2 Life 1:30:20 Dani Sesta Frog Nation Lessons 1:32:50 How to Trust Anons 1:36:06 Advice to be a Whale 1:38:20 Tetranode in the Future 1:45:20 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Tetranode’s Twitter https://twitter.com/Tetranode  Tetranode’s Infinity Gauntlet https://twitter.com/tetranode/status/1481687955223638016  Sismo https://www.sismo.io/ Degen Spartan’s Twitter https://twitter.com/DegenSpartan  DOPEX https://www.dopex.io/  Olympus DAO https://twitter.com/OlympusDAO  FeiRari https://app.rari.capital/fuse/pool/8  Rocket Pool https://rocketpool.net/  Curve https://curve.fi/  Arbitrum https://twitter.com/arbitrum  zkSync https://zksync.io/  zkStark https://starkware.co/stark/  Dani Sesta’s Twitter https://twitter.com/danielesesta  ----- 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

21 February 2022


ROLLUP: ETH DENVER | SEC Fines BlockFi | Canada Freezes Protester Funds | Geopolitical Chess

ROLLUP: ETH DENVER | SEC Fines BlockFi | Canada Freezes Protester Funds | Geopolitical Chess

3rd Week of February 2022 ------ 📣 NOTIONAL FINANCE | DeFi's Leading Fixed Rate Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:15 MARKETS 6:45 BTC Price 7:00 ETH Price 8:10 ETH/BTC Ratio 8:20 $BED 8:46 Putin Pulls Back Troops? https://blockworks.co/market-wrap-crypto-pumps-after-putin-pledges-to-partially-pull-back-troops/  10:07 Putin Meme https://www.reddit.com/r/memes/comments/suis1r/putin_and_his_tricks/  10:30 Ukraine Legalizes Crypto https://t.co/baFQtulqUi  ETH NUMBERS 11:50 New Analytics Board for L2 Fees https://l2fees.info/l1-fees  14:28 Ryan Take https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1492172541531668485?s=20&t=OzJCliV3DLHYHH1-6HNl7g  14:52 ETH Addresses ATH https://decrypt.co/92969/number-of-ethereum-addresses-holding-0-1-eth-hits-all-time-high  15:40 Market Cap of ETH https://mirror.xyz/brunny.eth/-0Jn0dD5868h_WshCirxJPyjBD6hQvqPL18blZrEbsU  19:49 iPhone Denominated in ETH https://twitter.com/aavechan/status/1492437146929672195?s=21  24:19 RELEASES 24:23 GreenPill podcast! https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1494004613455958021  28:10 Urbit Layer 2 Rollup https://twitter.com/urbit/status/1493283731913601027?s=20&t=3rrO21ygoMoQYeKKLTieQA  29:55 Andrew Yang Lobby3 Launch https://www.lobby3.io/  33:18 RAC - RacOS v0.1 https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1491820073916383232  34:34 Bankless Academy launched https://app.banklessacademy.com  36:30 RAISES 36:33 RabbitHole $18M https://twitter.com/flynnjamm/status/1493616468809986055?s=21  37:25 Rainbow Wallet Series A https://techcrunch.com/2022/02/15/web3-mobile-wallet-startup-rainbow-raises-18m-series-a-from-alexis-ohanians-fund/  37:59 OpenSea Venture Fund https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/133929/opensea-launches-venture-arm-nft-ecosystem-grant-program  38:56 Circle @ $9B https://www.reuters.com/technology/fintech-firm-circle-doubles-valuation-9-bln-new-spac-deal-2022-02-17/  39:22 JOBS https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  41:29 NEWS 41:32 Top Superbowl Ads https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/134101/crypto-apps-soar-in-popularity-after-super-bowl-splurge?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss  41:49 Best Crypto Bowl Commercials https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/best-crypto-bowl-commercials-?r=l64s  46:27 Crypto Skepticism https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1493230988394217479?s=20&t=SEFnYIgOkfVWf6P8pvXJNg  49:50 REGULATION 49:55 End of Centralized Lending in U.S.? https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1493257462824189954?s=20&t=RSxNnZpeHP7LK4Pniy8o-w  50:00 SEC Fining BlockFi 50:05 Landmark Resolution Says BlockFi https://blockfi.com/resolution-announcement  51:44 SEC's Take https://thedefiant.io/blockfi-sec-100m/  55:05 Canada Freezes Protester Funds https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-60383385  55:38 Ryan Take https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1493433716605079554?s=20&t=8uqyyLuGI4giB9_Tl_Q6QQ  57:10 Financial Authorities Blacklisting Wallets https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/134475/canadian-federal-police-seek-blockade-of-crypto-wallets-tied-to-freedom-convoy  59:20 Stablecoin Issuers Must be Banks https://blockworks.co/treasury-official-says-stablecoin-issuers-must-be-banks-to-ensure-security  1:00:20 FSB Don’t Like DeFi https://thedefiant.io/fsb-defi-threat-stability-regulation/  1:02:15 ETH 1:02:18 Twitter adds ETH Tipping Support https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/02/16/twitter-adds-ethereum-wallet-support-to-tipping-feature/  1:03:18 NFTs 1:03:22 OnlyFans NFT PFPs https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/133856/onlyfans-launches-verified-nft-profile-pictures  1:04:23 Largest CryptoPunk Sale Ever https://twitter.com/cryptopunksbot/status/1492597270809821193?s=21  1:05:05 Double the Last Highest Sale https://decrypt.co/92819/cryptopunks-ethereum-nft-sells-for-nearly-24m-doubling-previous-record  1:05:30 Size of NFT Market https://nftgo.io/overview  1:06:25 BITCOIN 1:06:30 Fidelity Launches Bitcoin ETP https://twitter.com/EricBalchunas/status/1493581516131213312?s=20&t=qoMlyVjfHGwFQt5ijtCsXg  1:07:10 GENERAL CRYPTO 1:07:13 Terra $40M MLB Deal https://decrypt.co/92525/terra-washington-nationals-sponsorship  1:08:05 Coinbase White Hat Savior https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/srr32t/white_hat_hacker_saves_coinbase_from_possible/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf  1:10:16 Binance & BNB Chain  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/134257/binance-renames-bsc-bnb-blockchain-token  1:11:00 MISC. 1:11:04 Banks Investing in Crypto https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1493263950896640005?s=20&t=b0mFH75DAQ60ikXrRaseNA  1:12:32 Netflix Bitcoin Heist https://twitter.com/blockdropspod/status/1492960841670537223?s=21  1:16:10 TAKES 1:16:15 Mad at NFTs? https://twitter.com/0xjim/status/1468032612275048450?s=21  1:19:20 Bitcoin Narrative https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1493693680451915777?s=20&t=nIETFmqB0sPw5HwYSIlSXA  1:20:20 What David’s Excited About 1:21:29 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:24:15 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/kielbasagarage/status/1491458653299572737?s=21  1:24:40 Disclaimers 1:24:55 Moment of Zen https://twitter.com/mrscottmeyer/status/1494349965627326468?s=21  ​ ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

18 February 2022


Vitalik Buterin - Green Pill #1

Vitalik Buterin - Green Pill #1

Vitalik Buterin is the founder of Ethereum and a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation.  As the visionary behind the network, Vitalik's values are embodied within the ethos of Ethereum's community-centric nature. Exploring quadratic funding, pluralism, and sybil resistance, we dive into why Vitalik cares about public goods and how we can utilize novel mechanisms to fund them elegantly.  Take the Green Pill, anon.   ----- ✨ Subscribe to the Green Pill Podcast ✨ https://availableon.com/greenpill  🟢 Get the GreenPilled Book 🟢 https://greenpill.party/  Apple Show Link:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/greenpill/id1609313639  Spotify Show Link: https://open.spotify.com/show/0l6aXWC94dd0RA3tkKfxjd?si=5fdadfbcd8d34bd4  ------ SPONSOR PILLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:30 Vitalik & Quadratic Funding 7:06 Evolution & Problems 12:14 Vitalik GreenPilled 15:00 Crypto’s Endgame 19:54 Pluralism 24:59 Public Goods Mechanisms 28:55 Sybil Resistance in Argentina 33:30 Community Values 38:55 Public vs Private Goods 42:10 Net Positive Impacts 44:09 Closing ------ Resources: Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/owocki?s=20&t=A1yy1WYtQlNAOiSxXtGuNQ  Vitalik on Twitter: https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin?s=20&t=6oPk84CaEN12Es6e7Nze3A  Schelling Point Conference: https://schellingpoint.gitcoin.co/  ----- Music by WABI SABI - snowflake - https://thmatc.co/?l=7786B012 ----- 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

17 February 2022


Announcing the GREEN PILL Podcast | Kevin Owocki

Announcing the GREEN PILL Podcast | Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki returns to Bankless with a very special announcement—the GreenPill Podcast! The Gitcoin OG is the embodiment of the best parts of the crypto ethos, and his commitment to public goods is making the world a better place. GreenPill is launching through the Bankless network, and we’re extremely excited to meme ‘public goods’ and ‘regenerative cryptoeconomics’ into existence. Take the Green Pill, anon.   ✨ Subscribe to the Green Pill Podcast ✨ https://availableon.com/greenpill  🟢 Get the GreenPilled Book 🟢 https://greenpill.party/  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 1:55 GreenPill & Regen 4:20 Moloch in the World 6:58  Why Green? 9:37 The GreenPilled Book 11:58 The GreenPill Podcast 17:04 ELI5 & Details 19:57 Closing ------ Resources: Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/owocki?s=20&t=A1yy1WYtQlNAOiSxXtGuNQ  Schelling Point Conference: https://schellingpoint.gitcoin.co/  ----- Music by WABI SABI - snowflake - https://thmatc.co/?l=7786B012  ----- 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

16 February 2022


ARK Analysts call $1M BTC, $180K ETH | Bullish Crypto Price Predictions

ARK Analysts call $1M BTC, $180K ETH | Bullish Crypto Price Predictions

In their seminal 'Big Ideas' report for 2022, the ARK team predicts the prices of $1M for Bitcoin and over $180K for Ether. These numbers may seem outrageous in a short time frame, but with a broader perspective about the total addressable market for cryptoassets over the next decade, these ambitious predictions sharpen into something more than exuberance. With paradigm shifts underway, we're bringing on ARK analysts Frank Downing and Yassine Elmandjra to discuss the why, how, and when of these hot price predictions–and why it's more than just the price that matters. How bullish are you? Not bullish enough. ------ 📣 NOTIONAL FINANCE | DeFi's Leading Fixed Rate Yield https://bankless.cc/Notional  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Timestamps: 0:00 Intro 6:45 Guest Intros 11:32 Big Ideas 2022 Report 14:00 Public Blockchains Transforming Every Asset Class 20:50 Each Revolution Involves A Different Level of Trust 32:50 Bitcoin Could Exceed $1 Million by 2030 48:05 Crypto-Powered Finance Might Scale More Efficiently Than TradFi 53:38 ETH Market Cap Could Exceed $20T In The Next 10 Years 1:02:09 NFTs Could Shift From Static Collectibles to Dynamic Digital Assets 1:05:35 The Growth of the Metaverse 1:07:45 Final Thoughts 1:12:30 Disclaimers ------ Resources: Frank Downing on Twitter: https://twitter.com/downingark  Yassine Elmandjra on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yassineark?lang=en  Big Ideas 2022 Report: https://research.ark-invest.com/hubfs/1_Download_Files_ARK-Invest/White_Papers/ARK_BigIdeas2022.pdf  Ark Invest https://ark-invest.com/  ----- 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

16 February 2022


105 - Crypto in Washington | Congressman Tom Emmer

105 - Crypto in Washington | Congressman Tom Emmer

Is D.C. taking crypto seriously? Congressman Tom Emmer shares the latest from the ongoings in Washington. Minnesota Representative Emmer is a 4th term member of the House of Representatives. He sits on the House Financial Services Committee and is a dedicated crypto advocate. Many of us have preconceived notions that the majority of the government is anti-crypto. Representative Emmer explains why this isn’t entirely true. We also unpack what’s at stake here. What happens if we get crypto policy wrong? How do we defeat the super-shadowy-legislators? Should we follow in China’s Digital Yuan footsteps? Lastly, Representative Emmers shares that Bankless—yes—Bankless is having an impact in Washington! Find out in what way and how we’re going to continue crypto-pilling everyone in Washington. ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-crypto-in-washington-congressman  ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:00 Rep. Tom Emmer 13:20 Why D.C. Hates Crypto 19:53 What’s at Stake? 26:02 Playing Devil’s Advocate 31:55 The Opportunity 37:03 Legislative Solutions 43:56 Securities Clarity Act 52:44 China’s Digital Yuan 57:25 How We Win in D.C. 1:03:24 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Representative Emmer on Twitter https://twitter.com/reptomemmer  Representative Emmer’s website https://emmer.house.gov/  Elon Musk vs. Elizabeth Warren https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/1470415896053227522?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1470898920146542592%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es2_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Findianexpress.com%2Farticle%2Ftrending%2Ftrending-globally%2Felon-musk-elizabeth-warren-taxes-twitter-spat-7674225%2F  PAC.xyz https://www.pac.xyz/  The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/299215.The_Road_to_Serfdom  The Scandal of Money by George Gilder https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29632093-the-scandal-of-money?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=kaAA6nUX2E&rank=1  ----- 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

14 February 2022


ROLLUP: Bitfinex Hack | Super Crypto Bowl | Aave Social Network | Vitalik Supports Assange DAO

ROLLUP: Bitfinex Hack | Super Crypto Bowl | Aave Social Network | Vitalik Supports Assange DAO

2nd Week of February 2022 ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙 SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:35 MARKETS 4:38 BTC Price 5:01 ETH Price 5:55 ETH BTC Ratio 6:05 $BED https://www.indexcoop.com/bed  6:15 $GMI 7:21 10 Billion DAI! https://twitter.com/MakerGrowth/status/1491036054581039104  9:56 Inflation is 7.5% https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/10/january-2022-cpi-inflation-rises-7point5percent-over-the-past-year-even-more-than-expected.html  https://twitter.com/cryptoconan/status/1491811541448073216?s=21  13:26 RELEASES 13:52 Aave Social Network - Lens Protocol https://twitter.com/LensProtocol/status/1490782690651656197  15:29 Celestia DA Bridge https://blog.celestia.org/celestiums/  17:26 Polygon Edge https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1490036508493250560?s=20&t=ku_imokA2_X2W25WRHIePg  18:57 FTX -> Arbitrum https://twitter.com/FTX_Official/status/1490903050269396992  19:42 RAISES 19:46 Polygon $450M https://techcrunch.com/2022/02/07/polygon-raises-450m-from-sequoia-capital-india-softbank-and-tiger-global/  20:48 Alchemy $200M https://twitter.com/AlchemyPlatform/status/149104968410152550 7 21:50 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  23:42 NEWS World’s Worst Bank Robbers 23:44 U.S. Gov $3.6B BTC https://twitter.com/EamonJavers/status/1491092102792749056  25:50 Hacked by Who?! https://twitter.com/HeatherReyhan https://twitter.com/investmentshulk/status/1491113539117133824?s=21  https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1491120382610669568?t=w59M8_pRckbclQKtaR5gwA&s=19  27:10 Tarun’s Event https://twitter.com/tarunchitra/status/1491104365683552256?s=20&t=7rhxCFfpl3s2nZQnnF-zTw  https://twitter.com/ruthienachmany/status/1491130571774631936?s=20&t=7rhxCFfpl3s2nZQnnF-zTw  29:20 BTC Recovery https://twitter.com/alistairmilne/status/1491124444739555329?s=20&t=dMmstO0dMdWVacUpF3_vqg  30:59 Bitfinex’s $LEO Explodes https://thedefiant.io/bitfinex-leo-surge/  https://twitter.com/ruthienachmany/status/1491130571774631936?s=20&t=7rhxCFfpl3s2nZQnnF-zTw  34:37 Offensive Tweets & Cancel Culture https://thedefiant.io/cancel-culture-crypto-offensive-tweets/  36:50 KPMG Crypto Treasury  https://twitter.com/KPMG_Canada/status/1490728332345987078?t=9Ec_FV1tK2F5VzyihZalvw&s=19  37:28 BlackRock Crypto Trading https://twitter.com/DeItaone/status/1491481431159234565  38:19 Apple Tap to Pay Crypto https://cointelegraph.com/news/upcoming-apple-iphone-feature-to-give-merchants-a-way-to-accept-crypto-payments  38:49 We See You Wells https://saf.wellsfargoadvisors.com/emx/dctm/Research/wfii/wfii_reports/Investment_Strategy/cryptocurrency020722.pdf  38:41 L222 39:41 USDC on Immutable https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1491588322262585344  40:05 Set Perp Protocol Optimism https://twitter.com/SetProtocol/status/1490747638899163138  40:52 ETH 40:55 Merge Soon, Then Moon https://twitter.com/peter_szilagyi/status/1489136403376136193?s=20&t=sFPJZ5K6BXKnKZEnwYnzig  43:39 ULTIMATE ASSET https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1491788486772330501?s=20&t=4ptQSEhHpc3HQNRP8zC1FA  48:18 Vitalik Supports Assange DAO https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1490686148087320576 https://assangedao.org/  48:17 NFTs 48:30 Exchanges to Run Ads https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/133226/crypto-exchange-giants-will-reportedly-run-ads-during-super-bowl  49:04 Bud Light x Nouns https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/133113/bud-light-partners-with-nouns-dao-for-its-upcoming-super-bowl-ad  49:34 Dapper Labs SB Launch https://www.ledgerinsights.com/dapper-labs-to-launch-nfts-for-super-bowl-nfl/  50:07 Nintendo NFT Interest https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1489559692502351878  50:42 Zynga Wants In https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/133707/gaming-giant-zynga-plans-to-launch-nft-based-game-this-year  50:50 Ready Player Me Punks https://punks.readyplayer.me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=January2022  51:22 Disney Hiring https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/133042/disney-is-looking-for-a-business-developer-with-nft-experience  51:35 Gucci Buys Sandbox Land https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/133727/gucci-buys-virtual-land-on-the-sandbox-as-part-of-metaverse-experience-bid  53:25 Brie Larson PFP https://twitter.com/brielarson/status/1489655405084954625  54:44 Heidi Klum Cryptopunk https://twitter.com/heidiklum?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor  53:00 INTERNATIONAL 53:03 China Debuts Digital Yuan https://blockworks.co/china-debuts-digital-yuan-at-winter-olympics-amid-warnings-from-us-senator/  56:20 Russia Recognizes Crypto https://blockworks.co/russia-moves-to-recognize-crypto-as-a-form-of-currency  El Salvador Bitcoin Bond https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/133720/el-salvador-plans-to-issue-first-bitcoin-bond-next-month  58:35 MISC 58:39 Selkis on Tucker Carlson https://procrypto.substack.com/p/the-digital-freedom-alliance/comments  59:28 Binance buys $200M stake in Forbes https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/133786/binance-forbes-taking-200-million-stake  1:02:30 TAKES 1:03:05 Web3 Quality vs. Web2 Quality https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1489331768448761857?s=20&t=_gnBi6D_sVv_0OYh_pywpQ  1:04:22 L2 Token Distribution https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1491590027192811521?s=20&t=-P7HJB_lZQzU2V6APMlIWQ  1:06:03 William Peaster https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/how-to-get-ready-for-l2-tokens  1:06:15 RAC on NFTs https://twitter.com/RAC/status/1490431021505867776?s=20&t=BMjgVFj3aZ65a53JTsHzbQ  1:09:17 Justin Kan Gaming NFTs https://twitter.com/justinkan/status/1490923171817848842  1:10:25 Web3 Echo Chambers https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1490317595421069313?s=21  1:12:05 What David’s Excited About 1:14:12 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:16:42 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/Ommiii_/status/1491110034453188610?s=20&t=Zx6quzNoLrPuX_5IzBrATg  1:18:00 Disclaimer 1:18:20 Moment of Zen https://twitter.com/MoonOverlord/status/1491111919633469443?s=20&t=Uvvt4-DdIf5RrkIRleR92Q  ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

11 February 2022


Will MetaMask Drop a Token? Breaking Down the Biggest Wallet Merge Ever

Will MetaMask Drop a Token? Breaking Down the Biggest Wallet Merge Ever

MetaMask and MyCrypto are teaming up to build the ultimate crypto wallet. Revamping efforts on security, user experience, as well as features & integrations, this is a massive moment in the world of non-custodial crypto wallets. As the passport to Web3, improving and innovating the crypto wallet is increasingly vital as the entire industry continues to scale outwards. Building a secure and intuitive flow for asset management is do-or-die for the crypto space. With Dan Finlay from Consensys and Taylor Monahan from MyCrypto, we're exploring the implications of this monumental merger and what it means for the broader crypto user experience. ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:         https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:00 The MetaMask MyCrypto Merger 13:57 Power & Responsibility 17:58 What Happens Next? 24:08 By the Numbers 25:57 What is a Crypto Wallet? 32:33 The Passport to the Metaverse 35:44 More Merger Details 43:30 What's After Swaps? 47:58 Aggregators and Bridges 52:44 The Layer 2 Metamask 57:03 Polynya's Social Recovery Question 1:02:58 Vitalik's Light Client Question 1:06:00 Wen $MASK Token? 1:11:14 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danfinlay?s=20  Taylor on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tayvano_?s=20  The Announcement: https://medium.com/metamask/welcoming-mycrypto-to-metamask-8ee46e2ae740  ----- 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

10 February 2022


Finding Common Ground | Solana, Avalanche, Terra

Finding Common Ground | Solana, Avalanche, Terra

✨Finding Common Ground✨ Crypto has grown a lot in 2021! New ecosystems have put new private keys in the hands of so many new users.  Our interests overlap by 99%! We bring on the leaders from three killer DeFi ecosystems to discuss all the things that we align on, in order to start 2022 off in positive vibes! ------ 📣 ZERION | Move Your Assets To Layer 2 https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:         https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:00 Ground Rules 8:16 Why Are You in Crypto? 12:58 Personal Values & Backgrounds 18:26 Who are your Heroes? 21:56 Crypto Tribalism & Politics 27:06 Competing vs Collaborating 31:58 Decentralizing 37:04 What is True Decentralization? 45:00 Are Your Tokens Money? 51:31 Do Kwon Arrives 55:01 Layer 2 vs Multi-Chain 1:03:15 Predictions for 2022 1:07:11 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Anatoly on Twitter: https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko?s=20  Do Kwon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/stablekwon?s=20  Emin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/el33th4xor?s=20  ----- 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

9 February 2022


Behind Axie Infinity's Engine | Jiho (Layer Zero)

Behind Axie Infinity's Engine | Jiho (Layer Zero)

Jeff ‘Jiho’ Zerlin—or jiho.eth on Twitter—was an early Axie Infinity community member before becoming the project’s Co-Founder. Ever since he could remember, Jiho was a gamer, collector, and entrepreneur. Jiho wouldn’t be the engine to Axie’s growth today without his formative childhood. This is what shaped him to become the community leader of the leading play-to-earn game in the world, Axie Infinity. Now—Jiho and the Axie Nation are taking things to the next level. Jiho shares the stories from his early formative years that shaped him to be the engine of Axie’s growth today, how community building changes in bull and bear markets, and what Axie’s secret ingredient is to the project’s lasting staying power. ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:52 Jiho’s Formative Years 15:47 Jiho’s Evolution at Axie 23:44 Axie’s Staying Power 34:50 Community Building in Different Markets 39:50 Organizing Axie Nation 44:50 Investing in P2E 50:44 Axie’s Emotional Bond 58:00 Optimizing for the Metaverse 1:05:46 What Jiho is Optimistic About ------ Resources: Jiho on Twitter https://twitter.com/Jihoz_Axie  Axie Infinity https://axieinfinity.com/  ----- 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

8 February 2022


104 - Why Everything Is Weird | Kyla Scanlon

104 - Why Everything Is Weird | Kyla Scanlon

Everything is weird right now, and Kyla Scanlon is here to tell us why. Kyla is an independent, Gen Z friendly, new age content creator with a fantastic newsletter and youtube channel. In addition, she is the BanklessHQ TikTok correspondent, dropping weekly recaps of the crypto world. Stepping outside the crypto bubble, there is craziness in the real world. We explore whether inflation is destroying the economy, social unrest, why younger generations are unhappy, and everything happening IRL right now. Are we approaching war with Russia? Is globalization reversing? Can supply chains be fixed? Hang out with us as Kyla distills these complicated topics into well researched, thoughtful commentary. ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-kyla  ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:30 Kyla Scanlon 8:13 Inflation & Supply Chains  13:58 The Fed 18:15 Labor Markets 24:47 Social Unrest & Revolution 30:16 The Russia Ukraine Thing 35:14 What Modern War Looks Like 39:22 China & Getting Swifted 42:17 Energy Markets 52:35 Globalization 57:30 Narratives Shape Everything 1:01:47 Crypto in General 1:07:20 Line Goes Up Criticism 1:14:02 Green Energy Investment 1:19:53 Is Gen Z Screwed? 1:25:04 Meaning & Creating 1:31:40 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Kyla on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kylascan?s=20  Kyla's Website: https://kylascanlon.com/  Bankless TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@banklesshq?lang=en  Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: https://www.amazon.com/Changing-World-Order-Nations-Succeed/dp/1982160276  Ukraine Meme: https://twitter.com/Ukraine/status/1468206078940823554?s=20&t=QrBDbm0rG-kp0eNDS2l-SA  -----  Music by Pick Patek - My Mind Is A Barrel (feat. Raindrop Relly & Charles Hussle) - https://thmatc.co/?l=3CCE88F3  ----- 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

7 February 2022


GAMESTOP NFTs via ImmutableX | Robbie Ferguson

GAMESTOP NFTs via ImmutableX | Robbie Ferguson

GAMESTOP! is announcing they're partnering with zk-rollup Immutable X, to open up an NFT marketplace!  Immutable and Gamestop are also creating an up to $100 million fund dedicated to supporting the gaming ecosystem on Immutable X.  ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 - Intro 3:55 - How Big Is This? 6:01 - What Gamestop is Doing 7:51 - What Immutable is Doing 10:35 - Driving a New Business Model 13:20 - Why ImmutableX? 15:10 - What's Being Built 18:09 - The Gamer Experience 22:30 - The $100M Fund 25:15 - The Power of High Volume 27:55 - Criticism vs Utility 31:31 - What's After Gamestop? 33:20 - Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Robbie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0xferg?s=20  ImmutableX: https://www.immutable.com/  Gamestop Announcement https://investor.gamestop.com/news-releases/news-release-details/gamestop-forms-partnership-immutable-x  ----- 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

5 February 2022


ROLLUP: Wormhole Hack | Wonderland Follow Up | Justin Bieber Bored Ape | Gamestop X Immutable

ROLLUP: Wormhole Hack | Wonderland Follow Up | Justin Bieber Bored Ape | Gamestop X Immutable

1st Week of February 2022 ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:20 MARKETS 4:22 BTC Price 4:51 ETH Price 5:14 ETH BTC Ratio https://www.indexcoop.com/bed 6:21 New ETH Burning Categories https://ultrasound.money/  9:21 The Fee Flippening https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1488346430271934467?s=20&t=8jnMFEGTcxKL4BUOgak8tA  11:56 DCF Price Forecasts ​​https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_IqNzqm-_Jlk-cK4twQ-bzhJKrsOhrckdQA2isTwKRA/edit#gid=0  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vqKJlqAmccQOvgzzgy_asz2QVGUYf4Wdfn2nNSDj3cA/edit#gid=1299381756  16:18 Visa $2B Transaction Volume https://beincrypto.com/visa-records-over-2b-in-transactions-for-crypto-linked-cards-in-2022-q1 16:55 Stablecoin Big But Still Smol https://coinmetrics.substack.com/p/state-of-the-network-issue-140    24:00 RELEASES 24:03 Aave v3 https://twitter.com/AaveAave/status/1486793032544493577?s=20&t=gVjc4WzEBdvCemwcOddr0g  25:02 Predicting Hacks on Polymarket https://twitter.com/PolymarketHQ/status/1486792651567472642?s=20&t=0TAKgnyChvZR8E8fg9JEeQ  26:21 Kuiper Index Protocol https://thedefiant.io/kuiper-index-protocol-launches/    27:10 RAISES 27:12 Dune $69,420,000 - Nice https://dune.xyz/blog/series-b  27:53 Solana Wallet Phantom https://decrypt.co/91574/solana-wallet-phantom-raises-109-million-bringing-valuation-1-2-billion  28:49 MyCrypto MetaMask Merger https://medium.com/metamask/welcoming-mycrypto-to-metamask-8ee46e2ae740  30:14 FTX > Coinbase https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1488235646800080904?s=20&t=LthLbxyfyM7Gx_TRS7FGhw  32:23 Castle Island https://blockworks.co/castle-island-ventures-raises-hundreds-of-millions-for-new-fund  33:40 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs    35:02 NEWS 35:37 The Bridge Hack https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1488979604362649602?s=20&t=ZsCXhj2PyjdtXJv-KUMjvQ  36:26 Wormhole Failure https://twitter.com/wormholecrypto/status/1489001949881978883?s=20&t=jmTVlJmMtkIo1wYfLXj1jg  38:41 Getting Messy https://twitter.com/tony_intern/status/1488979589602840581?s=20&t=Yxwn9ebgfQD0H9Z4Es6paA  39:28 Cascading Effects https://twitter.com/gakonst/status/1488980822568886279?s=20&t=8swuB2G9HV7HnMk6V-Nlzg  40:42 TLDR https://twitter.com/samczsun/status/1489044999211823107?s=20&t=u8aDeLzUhX9FZ8_kVn5k3g  41:30 Wormhole is Back Up https://twitter.com/wormholecrypto/status/1489232008521859079?s=20&t=YzMwd8rxxeHYJmAZtxmwsw  42:31 Takeaways 50:34 Follow Up Trouble in Wonderland https://twitter.com/danielesesta/status/1487826195978899457?s=20&t=4qIFl89g1cjmbeOjOD-IIg  52:53 Sifu Exiting? https://twitter.com/PeckShieldAlert/status/1488504262443540480?t=Y9hIG9vU2zdIQp3BtWra4Q&s=19  53:18 Directly Managing a DAO https://twitter.com/genie_trades/status/1488312967716216836?s=20&t=oAxIi76vMcePZPJMYRGUZg  53:48 Governance Sucks https://twitter.com/fozzydiablo/status/1486724691024756751?t=StLVrY3RJF_3FyYQrGY79Q&s=19  54:31 Take https://twitter.com/0xMoral/status/1488112276343345154?t=1WkzDvDqVfCDARQjDJJdkw&s=19  L222 54:38 Gamestop X Immutable https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1489209166010847232?s=20&t=4r04eo5ozPx_LKHn6UHkHw  https://venturebeat.com/2022/02/03/gamestop-launches-nft-marketplace-on-immutable-x-creates-100m-dev-fund/  55:40 Bankless Livestream: https://youtu.be/fne4XMhtVf4  56:13 Arbitrum Drains Binance’s ETH https://twitter.com/dmihal/status/1486823203632820225?s=20&t=eQcWA4eWW7vcTpLvi8vBqw  57:23 Polygon NFTs on Rainbow https://twitter.com/rainbowdotme/status/1488966386059776005  58:17 NFTs 58:18 Crypto Down, NFTs Up https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/crypto-down-nfts-up-lite  1:00:30 The Only Trade That Matters https://news.bitcoin.com/pop-star-justin-bieber-buys-bored-ape-nft-for-1-29-million-pays-more-than-300-above-floor/  1:01:38 Kat Dennings Crypto Coven https://twitter.com/OfficialKat?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor  1:02:10 Bored Ape New Huge Valuation https://www.ft.com/content/acc635d6-bb05-4af6-b4da-b8462c06466d  1:03:50 Coachella NFTs https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/132706/coachella-partners-with-ftx-us-to-launch-nfts  1:05:19 Contrarian NFT Take https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1487852519610929152?s=21  1:06:58 Regulation  1:06:59 Facebook’s Diem Selling  https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/01/31/silvergate-bank-confirms-diem-tech-acquisition/  1:08:51 The GMI PAC https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/132171/crypto-leaders-launch-political-action-committee-to-back-congressional-candidates  1:09:25 SEC vs DeFi https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1486818724887805959?s=20&t=zvPKSxtRhj2TahA9Ztwrig  1:10:27 Biden’s Crypto Agenda https://decrypt.co/91301/federal-reserve-crypto-regulation-plan-stablecoins-big-banks  1:14:39 IRS vs. Staking https://twitter.com/nohardforks/status/1489222500848484354  https://twitter.com/JTheAccountant/status/1489034212778950656?s=20&t=h07eSeIIkQRkz2_MxrIdSA  India 17:07 Governments Capturing Crypt https://decrypt.co/91662/india-proposes-30-tax-crypto-income-announces-digital-rupee-launch  1:18:49 Taxing at 30% https://twitter.com/CryptooIndia/status/1488482797064888322  TAKES 1:21:20 Right-Click-Save https://twitter.com/cdixon/status/1487258007155232768?s=20&t=Tee_y2QEKF2AMfrR8EjoyQ  https://twitter.com/scott_lew_is/status/1487857870494486529  1:25:21 Blue Chips are L1  https://twitter.com/gabusch/status/1488724132007067648?s=20&t=eauFsFqWMIzpFQ8_YGQtZg  1:26:29 NFTs are a Scam https://twitter.com/katxlev/status/1488869476707807233?s=20&t=05s3Q_5yxTQGjWKhH-dFvA  1:27:29 DC Investor - Conviction https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor/status/1489249513478885376?s=20&t=yekYSfdsYZtnK4-ktEvGlg  1:28:57 Can’t Cancel RSS https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1487965015772733443?s=21  1:31:56 What David’s Excited About 1:32:00 ETH Denver https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1489265843133243393?s=20&t=4r04eo5ozPx_LKHn6UHkHw  1:32:41 Brooklyn https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1488373341295501312?s=20&t=4r04eo5ozPx_LKHn6UHkHw  1:33:37 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:33:40 DCF Model   1:38:15 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/smilinglllama/status/1488256713493032970?s=20&t=-jGsNQ65JnNiKI_EM9OEJw    ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

4 February 2022


Why $ETH is going to $3T | Ryan Allis

Why $ETH is going to $3T | Ryan Allis

CORRECTION: It's actually ETH to $4 Trillion 👀 Ryan Allis is the managing partner at Heart Rithm, and a serial entrepreneur with 20 years in technology, marketing, and business. Ryan write about Ethereum, Bitcoin, Polkadot, DeFi, Blockchain, Web3, and the future of money on his substack - Coinstack. Today, we're evaluating ETH according to Ryan's recent DCF (discounted cash flows) model, and getting to the bottom of why ETH could be fairly valued at $10k with a market cap of $3 Trillion. Model:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_IqNzqm-_Jlk-cK4twQ-bzhJKrsOhrckdQA2isTwKRA/edit#gid=0  ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:00 Ryan Allis, ETH, Cash Flows 12:29 Making a DCF for ETH 16:34 Costs & Security 21:16 Generating Insane Revenue 31:42 The Outputs are Sexy 40:55 Monetary Premium 47:00 Buybacks & Distribution 52:14 Markets vs Education 57:02 Alt Layer 1's & L2 1:03:25 Memes vs Fundamentals 1:08:19 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanallis?s=20  CoinStack: https://twitter.com/coinstackcrypto?s=20  HeartRithm: https://twitter.com/HeartRithm?s=20  ----- 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 February 2022


Boys Club | Layer Zero

Boys Club | Layer Zero

The Boys Club is a DAO-in-training that is building products, resources, and communities to make the crypto space a more welcome place for women. Crypto has traditionally not been a particularly women-friendly place, with a sub-culture of basement-dwelling libertarian bros. But that is changing. There are an increasing number of ways to break into crypto, and the Boys Club is tackling this head on. Natasha Hoskins and Deana Burke are co-founders of the community, and they note that women have far more presence at IRL crypto events than on the internet. And Boys Club members rep the Boys Club. Hard. With a strong mission, sound goals, and immaculate vibes, the Boys Club have already blazed trails, but there is a strong future ahead of them. ------ 📣 ZERION | Trade Across 7 Networks and 500+ protocols https://bankless.cc/Zerion  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET  https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:30 Natasha & Deana of Boys Club 8:52 Onboarding Women Into Web3 15:56 The Boys Club Vibe 22:56 But What IS Boys Club? 26:34 The Name 28:41 Lessons in Scaling 33:40 More than Mining 36:10 What Women Have that Crypto Needs 40:30 Pet Peeves 42:42 Interviewing Each Other 49:14 I Think This Is For You 52:02 Maximally Successful Boys Club 56:41 Sharing Stories 59:28 How to Get Involved ------ Resources: Natasha on Twitter https://twitter.com/natashaghoskins?s=20  Deana on Twitter https://twitter.com/medeana?s=20  Boys Club on Twitter https://twitter.com/BoysClubCrypto?s=20  BoysClub.vip https://boysclub.vip/  ----- 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 February 2022


103 - Blockchains are Cities | Haseeb Qureshi

103 - Blockchains are Cities | Haseeb Qureshi

First, Haseeb Qureshi was a Texas Hold’em poker player. Then Haseeb learned how to code and worked as a software engineer for Airbnb. He went down the crypto rabbithole and is now the managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, as well as an accomplished writer and coder. He recently published an article titled Blockchains are Cities, expanding on a mental model for understanding the crypto landscape from a high level perspective. We brought Haseeb back onto the Bankless Podcast to dive into this metaphor, which explains how cities (and blockchains) scale. We also explore the question of the decade: Will we live in a multi-chain world, or will there be “one chain to rule them all”? ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-haseeb-cities  ------ 📣 ALTO IRA | THE CRYPTO RETIREMENT ACCOUNT https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:00 Haseeb and Context 11:35 Why Cities? 17:15 Limitations & Trust 23:27 Scaling Like Cities 31:15 Who’s Building Vertically? 36:27 Application Specific Chains 45:14 Building More Cities 54:23 Goals, Tradeoffs, and Winners 1:01:20 Cross-Chain Bridges 1:05:59 Cities or Nation States? 1:12:36 Security and Military 1:23:20 Individuals vs Chains 1:30:36 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Haseeb on Twitter https://twitter.com/hosseeb?s=20  Dragonfly Capital https://www.dcp.capital/  Blockchains are Cities https://medium.com/dragonfly-research/blockchains-are-cities-564327013f86  Why Decentralization Isn’t As Important As You Think https://haseebq.com/why-decentralization-isnt-as-important-as-you-think/  I’m Worried No One Will Care About Rollups https://medium.com/dragonfly-research/im-worried-nobody-will-care-about-rollups-554bc743d4f1  The ETH2 Metropolis https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/defi-in-the-eth2-metropolis-haseeb  ----- 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

31 January 2022


ROLLUP: Wonderland $TIME | Crypto Price Bear Market? | Odell Beckham Jr Bitcoin | Twitter NFTs

ROLLUP: Wonderland $TIME | Crypto Price Bear Market? | Odell Beckham Jr Bitcoin | Twitter NFTs

WRU Jan 5 4th Week of January, 2022 ------ 📣 ALTO IRA | THE CRYPTO RETIREMENT ACCOUNT https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 2:24 Tax Optimizooor https://twitter.com/Hedgeye/status/1485328439901052930  4:50 MARKETS 5:10 BTC Price 5:37 ETH Price 6:14 ETH BTC Ratio https://www.indexcoop.com/bed  6:52 Bear Market? https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1484926927718789122?s=20  8:33 Arthur Hayes https://blog.bitmex.com/bottomless/  11:15 Top 10 Down https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1484966910102052864?s=20  13:22 Bearish Stocks https://twitter.com/MacroCharts/status/1484495998864920578?s=20  14:12 Prices Bounce https://twitter.com/MichaelGoodwell/status/1485719974522109955?t=CFswY5WhW_R7m2jzD7Br5g&s=19  15:22 DeFi Still Churning https://thedefiant.io/uniswap-crosses-milestone-with-greater-eth-stablecoin-volume-than-coinbase-or-binance/  17:09 Ark Invest Report https://research.ark-invest.com/hubfs/1_Download_Files_ARK-Invest/White_Papers/ARK_BigIdeas2022.pdf?hsCtaTracking=217bbc93-a71a-4c2b-9959-0842b6fe301c%7C2653a4d0-af35-42f0-853a-c5f90f002abb  20:00 RELEASES 21:30 Twitter NFT Hexagons https://twitter.com/TwitterBlue/status/1484226494708662273  25:36 Web3 Messaging https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1486000233486209043?s=20  27:30 SOS Prediction Market https://www.sosmarket.io/  28:08 Opera Crypto Browser https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/19/opera-launches-a-dedicated-crypto-browser/  29:11 Robinhood Crypto Wallets https://blockworks.co/robinhood-deploys-beta-crypto-wallets-allowing-select-customers-to-transfer-off-platform/  29:52 Zora v3 https://zine.zora.co/zora-v3  31:45 Doola DAO Services https://twitter.com/arjunmahadevan/status/1486005697175334912?s=20  32:40 PAC.xyz https://www.pac.xyz/  34:27 Raises https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1486722291870228492?s=20  37:39 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  39:00 NEWS 39:32 Wonderland DeFi Scandal https://twitter.com/JackNiewold/status/1486436910599860224?s=20  44:55 Quadriga Co-Founder 0xSifu https://twitter.com/zachxbt/status/1486591682728673282?s=21  48:10 Who is Michael Patryn? https://amycastor.com/tag/michael-patryn/  Statement: https://twitter.com/0xtuba/status/1486724157857415174?s=20  55:26 Community Takes 57:23 Youtube to Polygon https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1486060351473033218?s=20  58:46 L222 https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko/status/1486349045635465218?s=20  Synthetix: https://twitter.com/synthetix_io/status/1486024382988308496?s=21  Fees: https://twitter.com/BFreshHB/status/1486057303224856578?s=20  Fuse: https://twitter.com/RariCapital/status/1485661611838877699  zkDAO: https://twitter.com/zkdao_official/status/1486688440678850569?s=20  1:07:11 NFTs Prada: https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1484188307907035138?s=20  Gucci: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/01/24/gucci-taps-toy-brand-superplastic-to-drop-10-supergucci-nfts-in-february  Bud Light: https://decrypt.co/91176/paris-hilton-gives-nfts-away-jimmy-fallons-tonight-show  Paris Hilton: https://decrypt.co/91176/paris-hilton-gives-nfts-away-jimmy-fallons-tonight-show  OpenSea: https://twitter.com/opensea_support/status/1486651385793769477?s=20  1:09:01 El Salvador Bitcoin https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/01/21/el-salvador-purchases-410-more-bitcoins-amid-market-drop  1:10:20 Bankless Hayden Adams https://twitter.com/brianquintenz/status/1485329222453366790?s=21  1:12:47 Zuck Coin https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-25/zuckerberg-s-stablecoin-ambitions-unravel-with-diem-sale-talks  1:13:31 NYC Mayor Paid in Crypto https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/131020/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-receives-first-paycheck-in-the-form-of-btc-and-eth  1:15:00 TAKES 1:16:00 This Isn’t 2018 https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1485979638698491909?s=21  1:17:34 Working Hard https://www.reddit.com/r/antiwork/comments/scbw37/no_shit/  1:20:38 The Real Metaverse https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1486494690136539136?s=21  1:21:26 5 Reasons https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/5-reasons-to-be-excited-for-the-bear-2eb  1:26:16 What David’s Excited About https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1486470697006166017?s=20  1:28:45 What Ryan’s Excited About https://chat.blockscan.com/  1:30:30 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact/status/1486431620525694983?s=20  ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

28 January 2022


The Curve Wars | CurveMarketCap

The Curve Wars | CurveMarketCap

The Curve Wars are the DeFi trenches. Deep in the realm of liquidity and incentives, a battle of tokenomics rages on. Many might not be clued into the mountains being moved in the Curve War, but CurveMarketCap is here to settle it all. Will there be one automated market maker to rule them all? Does he who control the liquidity control the universe? Tune in and find out! ------ 📣 ALTO IRA | THE CRYPTO RETIREMENT ACCOUNT https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:00 CurveMarketCap aka Gerrit Hall 9:56 What is Curve? 16:15 The Curve Wars 24:52 Governance & Rewards 32:54 Convex Finance 40:01 Bribing as a Good? 48:00 The Curve Community 53:16 Valuing Convex & veTokens 57:33 Uniswap vs Curve v2 1:06:08 PAC.xyz 1:11:13 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: CurveMarketCap https://twitter.com/CurveCap?s=20  Conway's Game of Life https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ether-is-equity  Llama Airforce https://llama.airforce/#/convex/flyer  PAC: https://www.pac.xyz/  PAC Discord:  https://discord.com/invite/Y95mnqewpb  ----- 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

27 January 2022


NFT Marketplace Wars | Panel

NFT Marketplace Wars | Panel

With OpenSea hinting at a potential IPO in the future and LooksRare swooping in with a vampire sneak attack, it's clear that the war for top NFT Marketplace is starting to heat up. Who will come out on top? Here to discuss this 4D chess match are some of the space's most influential thought leaders and returning guests: Eric Conner, Co-founder @ethhub_io, DC Investor, advisor and investor, Zeneca_33, investor and content creator, & Carly Reilly, host of Overpriced JPEGs. ------ 📣 ALTO IRA | THE CRYPTO RETIREMENT ACCOUNT https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics: 0:00 - Intro 8:51 - Why humans trade JPEGs 13:31 - Non-OpenSea marketplace standouts 19:15 - What’s working/needs to be improved 26:26 - Social integration & plug-ins 31:26 - Fraud/spam prevention 38:06 - Socialization/financialization of everything 42:55 - NFTs on L2s & L1’s future 49:49 - Bullish NFT alpha 55:07 - The NFT x ETH correlation? 59:08 - Short-term vs. Long-term pumps…crash? ------ Resources: Eric Conner's Twitter: https://twitter.com/econoar  DC Investor's Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor  Zeneca_33's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zeneca_33  Carly Reilly's Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlypreilly  ----- 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

26 January 2022


Santiago Siri | Layer Zero

Santiago Siri | Layer Zero

Santiago Siri—or santi.eth on Twitter—is building Universal Basic Income on Ethereum through Proof of Humanity, the project he co-founded. As a community leader in the Ethereum space, Santi comes from Argentina, a country with a rich history of culture, inflation, corruption, resilience, and now… crypto. Recently touring Argentina with Vitalik, Santi reveals fascinating anecdotes from their travels and exemplifies how Argentina is ripe for a crypto revolution. An internet native country with a catastrophic economic past, Argentina is a perfect breeding ground for crypto innovation and adoption. Santi tells the story of Argentina from the second half of the 20th century to today’s landscape, and explains why he’s optimistic that a history of corruption and capital control can blossom into a brighter society with the growth of crypto. ------ 📣 ALTO IRA | THE CRYPTO RETIREMENT ACCOUNT https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA   ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/   🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon   ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across   🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask   💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger   🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix   🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants   ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:00 What Santi Cares About 9:43 Growing Up in Argentina 17:30 Inflation & Cascading Events 30:50 The Argentine Culture 39:50 The Crypto Bounce 53:00 Swinging into Collectivism 1:04:38 Vitalik 1:10:20 Argentine Crypto Utility 1:18:54 Proof of Humanity & UBI 1:34:08 Why Optimistic? 1:39:24 Closing ------ Resources: Santiago on Twitter https://twitter.com/santisiri?s=20   Proof of Humanity https://twitter.com/proofofhumanity?s=20   Democracy.Earth https://democracy.earth/   ----- 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

25 January 2022


102 - The Emerging Metaverse | Sam Englebardt & Richard Kim

102 - The Emerging Metaverse | Sam Englebardt & Richard Kim

Sam Englebardt is a co-founder and partner at Galaxy Digital, and is the founding general partner of Galaxy Interactive, which invests in next-generation interactive entertainment. He is also a content producer of film and television, working in a broad range of traditional & digital businesses. Richard Kim is a general partner at Galaxy Interactive, after a stint as COO at Galaxy Digital. These two guests are getting their hands dirty as the gaming, cultural, and technological worlds converge into the Metaverse. Trying to predict, invest, and help build this emerging phenomenon is a massive endeavor, but it’s one that we need to get right. Exploring what the Metaverse actually is, how today’s internet compares to the digital worlds of the future, and optimizing the user experience comprise the core of this discussion—but we open it to understanding the skeptics in the space, as well game economies and tokenomics. Sam and Richard expect to see a mass exodus into the Metaverse over the next couple decades… how are you going to play the Metaverse game? ------ 📣 ALTO IRA | THE CRYPTO RETIREMENT ACCOUNT https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:  👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:00 Sam & Richard of Galaxy 8:23 The Year of the Metaverse 13:33 The Gaming Gateway 17:09 Skeptical Pioneers 26:21 Value vs Price 29:30 Enabling, not Escape 36:27 Building Stakes that Matter 43:51 Steak and the Sizzle 47:45 Creating Meaning in the Metaverse 55:21 Social Sandboxes & Other Theses 1:02:55 Viewer Participation 1:07:54 The Power of Emergence 1:13:48 How the Thesis Changes 1:18:40 Overhyped? Top Signals? 1:27:08 Microsoft & Decentralization 1:34:02 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Richard on Twitter https://twitter.com/galaxyRTK?s=20  Sam on Twitter https://twitter.com/samenglebardt?s=20  Galaxy Interactive’s Thesis https://www.galaxyinteractive.io/thesis  Asmongold’s Rant https://youtu.be/rgg768z2GRA  Metaverse Episodes Defining the Metaverse https://youtu.be/EqQiPseP_P8  Web3 Gaming 101 with Amy Wu https://youtu.be/x-3wNEahNl4  The Crypto Gaming Revolution with Arianna Simpson https://youtu.be/A_xsjqMcnCQ  ----- 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

24 January 2022


ROLLUP: Microsoft Buys Activision | OlympusDAO Has Fallen | LooksRare NFT | IreneDAO

ROLLUP: Microsoft Buys Activision | OlympusDAO Has Fallen | LooksRare NFT | IreneDAO

3rd Week of January, 2022   ------ 📣 ALTO IRA | THE CRYPTO RETIREMENT ACCOUNT https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA    ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:          https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/ 🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST:                 http://podcast.banklesshq.com/    ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS:    👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon    ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across    🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask    💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger    🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix    🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants    ------ Topics Covered:   0:00 Intro   4:00 MARKETS 4:37 BTC Price 5:40 ETH Price 7:37 Ratios, DeFi, BED 8:35 Year in ETH https://stark.mirror.xyz/q3OnsK7mvfGtTQ72nfoxLyEV5lfYOqUfJIoKBx7BG1I 12:30 USDC vs Tether 13:53 Uniswap vs Curve https://twitter.com/RyanWatkins_/status/1483640421502885888 15:28 Olympus Has Fallen https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/130597/olympusdaos-slide-continues-ohm-down-90-from-all-time-high 24:00 LooksRare https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/looks-rare 27:25 OpenSea Volume https://twitter.com/mattmedved/status/1482873703243390981?s=21 30:30 OpenSea & Dharma https://twitter.com/Dharma_HQ/status/1483484717294964741?s=20   34:30 RELEASES 36:00 Polygon EIP-1559 https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1483108516122570753?s=20 38:48 Polymarket Airdrop Futures https://twitter.com/PolymarketHQ/status/1481710612317184007?s=20 41:11 Fendi x Ledger https://twitter.com/fendi/status/1482426260676567041?s=21 43:00 CryptoStats https://medium.com/crypto-stats/announcing-cryptostats-community-owned-data-metrics-ee47fee3c94d 44:05 Coinbase Permissionless https://twitter.com/DeItaone/status/1484165697756356612?s=20 45:12 Raises a16z: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/130954/andreessen-horowitz-plans-to-raise-4-5-billion-for-new-crypto-funds FTX: https://blockworks.co/ftx-launches-2b-venture-fund Mechanism Gaming: https://blockworks.co/mechanism-capital-launches-100m-fund-focused-on-p2e-gaming/ POAP: https://medium.com/poap/poap-inc-raises-10m-to-accelerate-human-development-a2e36783258d 49:20 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs   50:00 NEWS 50:20 Fees.wtf… WTF? https://thedefiant.io/airdrop-eth-fee/ 52:44 Tether Blacklisting https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1481717424118448132 54:44 ETH 2 Client Diversity https://twitter.com/sproulM_/status/1481109509544513539?s=20 59:20 Layer 2 Arbitrum: https://twitter.com/dmihal/status/1483767477452648455 Optimism: https://twitter.com/optimismpbc/status/1483510492077477889?s=21 Hop: https://twitter.com/HopProtocol/status/1483107395043840001?s=20 1:02:35 Instagram & Facebook NFTs https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/20/facebook-and-instagram-may-help-you-create-and-sell-nfts 1:04:05 IreneDAO https://opensea.io/collection/irenedao 1:06:00 China NFTs https://twitter.com/Carnage4Life/status/1481604778077548544 1:07:34 GAP NFTs https://blockworks.co/gap-releases-first-line-of-nfts-on-tezos-blockchain/ 1:07:49 Walmart Metaverse https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/16/walmart-is-quietly-preparing-to-enter-the-metaverse.html 1:08:16 Microsoft Buys Activision https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-18/microsoft-to-buy-activision-blizzard-in-69-billion-gaming-deal Take: https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1483978042611437569?s=20 1:09:52 Coinbase x Mastercard https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/130596/coinbase-mastercard-partnership-nft-cards 1:10:38 Bud Light x Nouns https://mobile.twitter.com/punk4156/status/1483913013900062721 1:12:42 Serena Williams SoRare https://twitter.com/Sorare/status/1484165886223298565 1:13:38 Solana NFT Volume https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/130874/solana-nft-total-sales-volume-crosses-1-billion 1:14:01 Block Mining & Lightning https://twitter.com/blockworks_/status/1481748064557846537?s=21 https://twitter.com/Kr00ney/status/1483449320984694785?s=20 1:15:02 Crypto.com Breach https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/130576/crypto-com-allegedly-suffers-15-million-breach-in-latest-exchange-heist?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss   1:18:00 TAKES 1:19:30 Property vs Utility https://twitter.com/jackbutcher/status/1482190266643750912?s=20 1:21:19 NFT Froth https://twitter.com/stevefink/status/1483494468368187404?s=20 1:22:58 State of DeFi https://twitter.com/The3D_/status/1484079429391425538?s=20 1:26:32 SEC vs Ethereum https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1482358486126186499?s=20   1:28:55 What David’s Excited About https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1484189933749211139?s=20 1:31:44 What Ryan’s Excited About https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1484180531281641473?s=20   1:34:05 MEME(s) OF THE WEEK https://twitter.com/HopMemes_/status/1483499433274720258?s=20   ----- 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

21 January 2022


Inflation, The Fed, & Macro Markets | Jim Bianco

Inflation, The Fed, & Macro Markets | Jim Bianco

The Fed has made a big pivot in 2022, but what does that mean for markets? How aggressive does the Fed need to be to fight inflation? With the shift from Quantitative Easing to Quantitative Tightening, how are risk-on assets treated differently from risk-off assets? What's going on with the bond market? Jim Bianco is a seasoned investor, market commentator, and President of Bianco Research. With a sharp view of the past, present, and future, we ask him all these questions in order to know... is the world collapsing? ------ 📣 ALTO IRA | THE CRYPTO RETIREMENT ACCOUNT https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER:  https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6::00 Jim Bianco's Back! 9:17 The Bond Market Got Killed 14:50 Inflation is a Problem 18:53 The Fed's Perspective 27:02 Signaling and Fedspeak 30:04 Transitory vs Reality 34:50 Rock and a Hard Place 43:08 What Should You Pay Attention To? 48:00 Crypto & Expecations 53:20 Deflation? 57:56 Positioning the Portfolio 1:00:11 A Centralized Metaverse 1:07:25 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Jim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/biancoresearch?s=20  Bianco Research: https://www.biancoresearch.com/free-trial/?source=TWTR  Bond Market Thread: https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/1480245516009152513?s=20  ----- 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

19 January 2022


The Song-A-Day Man | Jonathan Mann (Layer Zero)

The Song-A-Day Man | Jonathan Mann (Layer Zero)

Jonathan Mann writes and publishes a song every single day. He's done this without missing a day since January 1st, 2009, and holds the Guinness World Record for most consecutive days writing a song. His inspiration, passion, consistency, and all-around charm really comes through as he explores his journey in both music and crypto. Infatuated with the ideas and methodology behind CryptoPunks, he's launched his own NFT project for his daily songs with an accompanying DAO - SongADAO. Creation, labor, value, and scarcity blend together in Jonathan's world. He exemplifies Layer 0 brilliantly -- a mortal human behind lines of code, expressed through music and commitment. When you stretch art this far, cool things emerge. Tune in to find out what they are! ------ 📣 ALTO IRA | THE CRYPTO RETIREMENT ACCOUNT https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:00 Finding Crypto 8:33 Writing a Song a Day 16:14 Inspiration & Emotion 20:46 Creations & Crypto 24:16 Storytelling 28:20 One Thing a DAO 31:03 Because We Die 36:14 The Value of Scarcity 44:17 Product Market Fit 47:38 Proof of Work 55:20 The Song a Day NFT Project 1:00:53 SongADAO 1:04:36 Governance for Creators 1:10:29 Impacting Creativity 1:14:46 Community & Get Involved ------ Resources: Jonathan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/songadaymann?s=20  SongADAO: https://songaday.world/songadao/  Fuckin Trolls: https://fuckintrolls.lol/  Songs Hat: https://cottonbureau.com/products/songs-hat#/12607532/dad-hat-unisex-yupoong-dad-hat-black-100percent-cotton-one-size-fits-all  Jonathan's Website: https://www.jonathanmann.net/  ----- 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

18 January 2022


101 - The Ownership Economy | Li Jin

101 - The Ownership Economy | Li Jin

Li Jin is a co-founder and general partner at Variant, a crypto fund investing in Web3 and what Li calls the Ownership Economy. Li is full of massive ideas about the past, present, and future of digital economies. The core thesis? Next-generation networks grow faster and bigger. The phase we're seeing emerge now with Web3 and crypto is deeply fascinating, with potential to shift power and ownership into the hands of users and creators. In this new paradigm, everyone is a creator, and everyone is an owner. In addition to her work at Variant, Li is also a painter and an accomplished writer on Substack. After her appearance on the Creator Economy Panel, we knew she had to come back on Bankless to dive deep—this time, into the Ownership Economy. ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-the-ownership-economy-li  ------ 📣 ALTO IRA | THE CRYPTO RETIREMENT ACCOUNT https://bankless.cc/AltoIRA  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/ 🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/ ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 POLYGON | LAYER 2 DEFI https://bankless.cc/Polygon  ❎ ACROSS | BRIDGE TO LAYER 2 https://bankless.cc/Across  🦊 METAMASK | THE CRYPTO WALLET https://bankless.cc/metamask  💳 LEDGER | THE CRYPTO LIFE CARD https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♂️ ALCHEMIX | SELF REPAYING LOANS https://bankless.cc/Alchemix  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:30 Creator vs Ownership Economy 12:58 Phases of Economies 17:34 The Web3 Renaissance 21:53 Issues with the Early Internet 27:11 Original Sin 35:11 From Attention to Ownership 38:48 Digital Scarcity 47:41 Patronage Plus vs Regulation 52:59 100 True Fans 1:01:17 Programmable Business Models 1:09:17 DAOs & Community Ownership 1:14:48 Comparing Renaissances 1:21:36 Wealth Inequality 1:29:58 What YOU Can Do 1:35:23 What ELSE You Can Do 1:38:54 2022 Predictions 1:42:35 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Li on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ljin18?s=20  Li's Newsletter: https://li.substack.com/  The Web3 Renaissance: https://li.substack.com/p/the-web3-renaissance-a-golden-age  100 True Fans: https://li-jin.co/2020/02/19/100-true-fans/  The Creator Economy: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-panel-the-creator-economy-jesse  Tweets Mentioned: https://twitter.com/ljin18/status/1434964132042846208  https://twitter.com/ljin18/status/1422928459425271811  https://twitter.com/ljin18/status/1404650885788098562  ----- 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

17 January 2022


ROLLUP: LooksRare Airdrop | Fees.WTF | Inflation | PayPal Stablecoin | Top Shots Ban

ROLLUP: LooksRare Airdrop | Fees.WTF | Inflation | PayPal Stablecoin | Top Shots Ban

Second Week of 2022 ------ 📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account! https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:10 MARKETS 3:27 BTC Price 4:30 ETH Price 7:15 ETH BTC Ratio 8:15 Burning ETH - Burners - Visualized 14:56 Merge https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1481280658135728129?s=20 16:55 DCF https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status... 20:00 Uniswap on Polygon https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/stat... 21:54 Brave Passes 50m MAU https://www.coindesk.com/business/202... 24:00 RELEASES 25:00 LooksRare Airdrop https://looksrare.org/ 33:42 Fees.wtf Airdrop https://fees.wtf/claim 34:55 Tally Wallet https://blog.tally.cash/a-community-o... 35:54 GMI Index https://twitter.com/indexcoop/status/... 37:10 Etherscan NFT Tracker https://twitter.com/etherscan/status/... 38:18 IMX Permissionless https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/... 39:16 dYdX v4 https://dydx.exchange/blog/v4-full-de... 40:23 Optimism Explosion https://www.optimism.io/ 42:49 Zerion x Avalanche https://twitter.com/zerion_io/status/... 43:04 Ramp x zkSync https://www.argent.xyz/blog/ramp-x-usa/ 44:09 FairX Coinbase Acquisition https://www.coindesk.com/business/202... 45:20 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs 46:00 NEWS 46:23 Inflation at 7% https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/12/cpi-d... 50:42 Moxie on Web3 https://moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-fir... Vitalik’s Response: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/com... 55:44 Arbitrum Outage https://twitter.com/arbitrum/status/1... 59:00 AP NFTs on Polygon https://thedefiant.io/nfts-associated... 1:00:09 Nas on Royal https://twitter.com/3LAU/status/14792... 1:01:23 Penguins Drama https://www.coindesk.com/business/202... 1:03:48 Doodles Soar https://thedefiant.io/doodles-nfts-fl... 1:04:54 World of Women https://boardroom.tv/guy-oseary-signs... 1:06:25 Top Shot Bans Users https://www.coindesk.com/business/202... 1:12:37 PayPal Stablecoin https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/statu... CBDC: https://blockworks.co/fed-chair-powel... Tom Emmer: https://twitter.com/reptomemmer/statu... 1:16:46 Aarika Rhodes vs Brad Sherman https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/?co... 1:21:00 TAKES 1:23:00 Zones of Sovereignty https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/st... 1:29:30 Esoteric Terms https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1... 1:31:38 Cobie https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status... 1:33:35 Preaching https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status... 1:40:10 What David’s Excited About https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status... 1:41:25 What Ryan’s Excited About https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status... 1:43:55 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/sartoshi_nft/stat... ----- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

14 January 2022


The Great L2 Migration | Cross-Chain L2 Panel

The Great L2 Migration | Cross-Chain L2 Panel

We think 2022 is going to be a huge year for Layer 2 scaling solutions. Cross-Chain protocols will be a crucial infrastructure for the great migration to L2s, allowing users to bridge assets across platforms. Composability and user experience is the glue of modular blockchains, which optimize for decentralization, scaling, and cost. The projects and representatives each present cryptographic solutions for building a web of liquidity across the many suburbs of DeFi, where average users will live and engage. GUESTS: Ben Jones - Optimism https://twitter.com/ben_chain?s=20  Hart Lambur - UMA  https://twitter.com/hal2001?s=20  Arjun Bhuptani - Connext https://twitter.com/arjunbhuptani?s=20  Chris Whinfrey - Hop Protocol https://twitter.com/WhinfreyChris?s=20  Vaibhav Chellani - MOVR https://twitter.com/vaibhavchellani?s=20  ------ ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account! https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  ------ SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ----- 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

13 January 2022


Aarika Rhodes vs Brad Sherman: Getting Crypto into Congress CA-32

Aarika Rhodes vs Brad Sherman: Getting Crypto into Congress CA-32

Aarika Rhodes is running for Congress! Running against incumbent Brad Sherman, who is notoriously misinformed and anti-crypto, Aarika seeks to bring a more crypto-friendly approach to CA-32, representing much of the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. A schoolteacher by profession, Aarika seems to be breathing fresh air into the stale political landscape. Here's her policy on crypto: "Aarika believes in the right of every individual to manage their own finances and investments as they see fit. In Congress, Aarika will oppose any attempts to ban this emerging technology. Aarika is also a strong advocate for making sure financial literacy is taught in schools and for people being aware of the environmental impact of their investments." Learn more about Aarika: https://www.aarikaforcongress.com/  ------ 📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account! https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:30 Aarika Rhodes 11:33 Why Get Involved? 16:42 Anti-Crypto Policies 21:09 California's 32nd District 25:17 How America Can Win Crypto 30:00 The Youth & Environment 34:15 Web3 vs Banking 38:11 Financial Literacy 42:31 The Campaign 46:09 Proactive in the Community 47:58 The Single-Issue Voter 50:29 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Aarika on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AarikaRhodes?s=20  Aarika's Tweet: https://twitter.com/AarikaRhodes/status/1468647038925500418?s=20  Get Involved: https://www.aarikaforcongress.com/  ----- 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

12 January 2022


Udi Wertheimer | Layer Zero

Udi Wertheimer | Layer Zero

Udi Wertheimer is a notorious persona on crypto twitter and is endlessly difficult to pin down. At the very least, Udi is an interesting and unique character, describing himself as a cynical optimist with a tendency to antagonize and troll. Udi is also insightful and pragmatic, constantly making connections and critiques of the space with a sharp eye and a relentless desire to call things out when he disagrees. He blurs a lot of lines, and you always have to be on your toes when Udi’s around. There’s value in having members in the community who never give the benefit of the doubt and act as a philosophical razor for the space. Udi is full of takes, and this conversation twists and turns through the entirety of crypto—trading, culture, communities, memes, the metaverse, and beyond. ------ 📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account! https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:30 Udi, a Meme Tactition 9:08 Trading Ponzis 15:58 Not Changing the World 22:22 Optimism, Memes, Community 30:20 Winners & Decentralization 38:33 Composability & User Experience 42:14 SBF and Competition 49:10 Culture & Meme Communities 55:30 Bitcoin Twitter vs Bitcoin Reality 1:01:00 Pricing Values 1:06:30 Critique of Ethereum & Bankless 1:14:53 2022, Metaverse, Resolutions 1:22:19 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Udi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/udiWertheimer?s=20  ----- 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

11 January 2022


100 - How to Survive in Crypto | Cobie

100 - How to Survive in Crypto | Cobie

🎉 Happy 100th Episode 🎉 Cobie, fka Crypto Cobain, is a cultural staple in the crypto space. Wearing many hats as a narrative investor, thought leader, and memelord, we dive into the brain of one of our favorite crypto characters. Having been in crypto for nearly a decade, Cobie tells us his keys to surviving in crypto and what it takes to last long term. We also dive into how much decentralization matters, roles and responsibilities in shaping the world around us, and his outlook for 2022 and beyond. Cobie advises a healthy dose of skepticism and curiosity, and describes himself as a reality maximalist. He’s gone on an absolute tear recently, dropping a series of excellent thought piece articles that establish mental models for understanding narratives across the ecosystem. We also go through moral alignment charts and ask Cobie the big question… What does he think of Bankless? ------ ✨ DEBRIEF ✨ | Ryan & David's Unfiltered Thoughts on the Episode https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-cobie  ------ 📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account! https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:30 How Cobie Survives in Crypto 13:41 Early Discoveries 21:22 Reality Maximalism 32:38 Responsibility & Roles 43:39 Tribes, Decentralization, Utility 53:10 Profit Maximalism 1:01:31 Staking & Incentives 1:10:42 Wins and Losses 1:19:20 Crypto Brain & Culture 1:28:45 Wealth & Purpose 1:36:18 Chaotic Good & UpOnly 1:39:58 Judging Others 1:54:00 Bullish or Bearish in 2022 2:00:42 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Cobie on Twitter https://twitter.com/cobie?s=20  UpOnly https://uponly.tv/  Cobie’s Newsletter https://cobie.substack.com/  ----- 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

10 January 2022


ROLLUP: Eminem's Bored Ape | Why Crypto Prices Are Down | OpenSea Freezes Stolen NFTs

ROLLUP: Eminem's Bored Ape | Why Crypto Prices Are Down | OpenSea Freezes Stolen NFTs

First Week of 2022 ------ 📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account! https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro EF Research Team AMA https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/rwojtk/ama_we_are_the_efs_research_team_pt_7_07_january/  5:15 MARKETS 5:34 BTC Price 6:20 ETH Price 6:43 ETH BTC Ratio 7:26 Why Down? https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/01/05/bitcoin-falls-to-1-month-low-as-fed-minutes-reveal-talks-to-shrink-balance-sheet/  10:50 MetaMask MAU https://twitter.com/ljin18/status/1478122393084305410?s=21  12:36 Electric Capital Dev Report https://twitter.com/avichal/status/1478776674648944641  18:07 NFT Markets https://decrypt.co/89653/ethereum-nft-market-soars-first-days-2022-opensea-3b  https://metaversal.banklesshq.com/p/state-of-the-nfts  https://twitter.com/masonnystrom/status/1472671834239766528?s=20  26:00 RELEASES 27:45 Zapper NFT Notifications https://twitter.com/sebaudet26/status/1477695744245219329?s=21  29:03 Aave Mobile Wallet https://twitter.com/stanikulechov/status/1477067176733335556?s=21  29:52 BitGo Index Coop https://twitter.com/bitgo/status/1478750888059715592?s=21  30:42 Multidimensional EIP 1559 https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1478798036667150346?s=20  33:47 OpenSea Raise https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/01/05/nft-marketplace-opensea-valued-at-133b-in-300m-funding-round-report/  Dharma Rumor? https://www.axios.com/opensea-nft-dharma-acquire-f6df00d5-1cc0-463a-95fd-2f5039947ed8.html  36:30 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  37:30 NEWS 37:47 Vitalik Podcast https://cointelegraph.com/news/we-are-50-of-the-way-there-says-vitalik-on-ethereum-s-development  40:02 Aave Arc https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/01/05/fireblocks-whitelists-30-trading-firms-for-aaves-institutional-defi-debut/  44:03 Aave on StarkNet https://governance.aave.com/t/arc-deploying-aave-on-starknet/6726  45:05 Game Overwhelms Polygon https://thedefiant.io/sunflower-game-causes-polygon-fee-spike/  46:45 Solana Performance https://polynya.medium.com/transaction-quality-trilemma-4af36704590b  Dan’s Take: https://twitter.com/delitzer/status/1479140747353870337?s=20  52:20 Buying Stolen NFTs https://twitter.com/marcograssi_/status/1478872167328751618?s=21  57:29 Freezing Bored Apes https://cointelegraph.com/news/opensea-freezes-2-2m-of-stolen-bored-apes  59:35 Fake Bored Apes https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/30/22860010/bored-ape-yacht-club-payc-phayc-copycat-nft  1:02:12 Eminem https://twitter.com/Eminem  1:03:23 Samsung NFTVs https://messari.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5b89525c77acdd986027c25d1&id=11853b4ecf&e=ba752c823c  Metaverse: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/129380/samsung-metaverse-flagship-837-store-decentraland  1:05:30 BTC Environmental Oversight https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/129336/congress-is-preparing-an-oversight-hearing-on-bitcoin-minings-environmental-impact-sources  1:09:20 Kazakhstan Internet https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/129312/bitcoin-mining-pool-hashrates-fall-amid-kazakhstan-internet-shutdown  1:12:04 CFTC Fines Polymarket https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/01/04/polymarkets-cftc-fine-hints-at-defi-regulation-roadmap/?outputType=amp  1:15:52 Tether Freezes a Million https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/129133/tether-freezes-over-1-million-usdt-single-address  1:16:32 China’s Digital Yuan Wallet https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/129081/chinas-digital-yuan-wallet-goes-live-on-app-stores-in-pilot-mode  1:19:00 TAKES 1:20:00 Protocol Mafias https://twitter.com/jai_bhavnani/status/1477515100940500992?s=20  1:22:20 Lawyer Fees https://twitter.com/balajis/status/1478425001900457985?s=20  1:25:16 Goldfish Market https://twitter.com/CatfishFishy/status/1478384991491047428?s=20  1:28:01 Degens & Boomers https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1478702153271169024?s=20  1:31:32 Greed Ruins Games https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/rwlo57/nfts_wont_ruin_computer_games_greedy_game/  1:32:09 Bull Supply Bear Demand https://twitter.com/AltcoinPsycho/status/1478643223027273730  1:32:57 What David’s Excited About 1:33:54 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:36:30 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1478096910871191554?s=20  ----- Not financial or tax advice. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

7 January 2022


TribeDAO - The Biggest Protocol Merge Ever

TribeDAO - The Biggest Protocol Merge Ever

In the latter half of 2021, Jai Bhavnani of Rari Capital and Joey Santoro of FEI Protocol went to each other's governance forums and proposed the FEI RARI token merge: the biggest protocol merger that we've ever seen in the space. The concept garnered high engagement and a ton of community response, and the formal votes received overwhelming support on both sides. This unprecedented merge is a historical moment for DAOs. The verticalization of DeFi is happening with new 'mafias' emerging in several corners of DeFi. Uniting capital efficiency, values, and communities, we are right alongside Jai with his excitement to see how this all plays out. With new conversations of anti-trust and competition, it's clear that the DAO space is continuing to mature. Integrated DeFi stacks are increasingly exciting, and in this episode, we dive into the details with two pioneers of interDAO relationships. ------ 📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account! https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:50 The TribeDAO Merger 10:48 Rari Capital & FEI 13:37 FEI & Rari Capital 17:14 Liquidity Engines 24:36 Turbo Verticalization 29:12 Aligning Incentives 32:08 The God Theory of DAOs 35:19 RGT & Operations 40:53 The Broader DAO Space 46:36 Anti-Trust in Crypto 52:36 TribeDAO Roadmap 56:42 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Jai on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/jai_bhavnani?s=20  Joey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/joey__santoro?s=20  FEI: https://twitter.com/feiprotocol?s=20  Rari: https://twitter.com/RariCapital?s=20  Jai's Forum Post: https://tribe.fei.money/t/fip-51-fei-rari-token-merge/3642  Joey's Forum Post: https://forums.rari.capital/d/177-feirari-token-merge  Swap RGT for TRIBE: https://feirari-swap-interface.vercel.app/  ----- 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

5 January 2022


Cooper Turley | Layer Zero

Cooper Turley | Layer Zero

Cooper Turley is all in, all the time. He’s been that way since he was a kid. In the crypto space, it truly seems like he’s everywhere at once. He knows everyone and has his hands in nearly every relevant project. However, none of this happened by chance. Cooper is a champion of the grinder mindset, and it echoes through everything he touches. His approach to his career, relationships, and self-improvement buzzes with a productive energy to build and bring value to all that he does. We all have something to learn from Cooper Turley. As crypto continues to mature, it’s clear that big things are lined up for Cooper. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. ------ 📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account! https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:39 Cooper Turley & Runescpe 9:22 Grinding & Sports 13:18 Video Starts 15:19 College & Music 18:36 Mindfulness & Schedule 25:38 Crypto in 2017 33:26 Bear Market Building 40:59 Working on Everything 45:31 🔥_🔥 51:08 Hollywood Cooper IRL 57:48 Bull Market Behavior 1:00:49 Intersecting Crypto & Culture 1:05:14 A Horizontal Approach 1:12:01 On the Road 1:16:21 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Cooper on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cooopahtroopa?s=20  ----- 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

4 January 2022


99 - Endgame | Vitalik Buterin

99 - Endgame | Vitalik Buterin

Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin returns to the podcast to discuss his recent article Endgame, as well as the massive year we observed in 2021. From the future of Ethereum to the rise of alternative Layer 1 platforms, it only makes sense to kick off 2022 by exploring how far we’ve come and figuring out where we’re headed. How far are we along on Ethereum’s roadmap? What challenges lie ahead? In a recent tweet, Vitalik posted a graphic of the updated progress of the Ethereum roadmap, and there are five throughlines that are progressing in parallel: • The Merge • The Surge • The Verge • The Purge • The Splurge We dive into what each of these means, as well as discuss what Ethereum will look like as these milestones are met. Holding this up against conversations of maximalism and alternative L1s, now is the time to start asking the big questions. ✨ WATCH THE DEBRIEF ✨ https://youtu.be/v__0GOC-XYE  ------ 📣 ONJUNO | Crypto from your Checking Account! https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | SMART ORDER ROUTING https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🚀 SLINGSHOT | LAYER 2 SOCIAL TRADING https://bankless.cc/Slingshot  🏦 GEMINI | TURN FIAT INTO CRYPTO https://bankless.cc/Gemini  🦁 BRAVE | THE BROWSER NATIVE WALLET https://bankless.cc/Brave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:09 Debrief 7:27 Vitalik Returns after 2021 11:40 2021 Ethereum Milestones 16:33 Roadmap Progress 19:35 The Merge (Proof of Stake) 24:20 The Surge (Rollups & Sharding) 32:59 Life after Sharding 42:40 The Verge (Verkle Trees) 49:35 The Purge (History Expiry) 57:03 State Expiry & Snake 1:03:40 Snakes & States 1:08:20 The Splurge (Everything Else) 1:15:20 What Makes Vitalik Happy 1:20:17 Rise of Alt Layer 1s 1:26:03 Gas Costs & Decentralization 1:29:11 Maximalism 1:34:03 Endgame 1:40:16 Alt L1s and Rollups 1:44:02 Multi-Rollup World 1:49:21 The Ground Floor 1:53:56 Solving the World’s Problems 1:58:33 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: VITALIK'S ARTICLES Endgame https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/12/06/endgame.html  The Limits to Blockchain Scalability https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/05/23/scaling.html  Verkle Trees https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/06/18/verkle.html  Pragmatic Destruction of Self-Destruct https://hackmd.io/@vbuterin/selfdestruct  Crypto Cities https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/10/31/cities.html  Legitimacy https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/03/23/legitimacy.html  Moving beyond coin voting governance https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/08/16/voting3.html  VITALIK ON BANKLESS Legitimacy https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-legitimacy-vitalik-buterin Beyond Coin Voting https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/beyond-coin-voting-vitalik-buterin Vitalik Speaks (Playlist) https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmkdAgtxf3agqnA5IieA7OkKBjlhx9mn- MISC. Roadmap Tweet https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1466411377107558402?s=20  Merge Testnet https://kintsugi.themerge.dev/  ETH TPS https://ethtps.info/  ----- 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

3 January 2022


ROLLUP: Jack Dorsey vs Web3 | Apes Flippening Punks | Weeknd NFTs | SOS & GasDAO Airdrop | FEI RARI

ROLLUP: Jack Dorsey vs Web3 | Apes Flippening Punks | Weeknd NFTs | SOS & GasDAO Airdrop | FEI RARI

Last Week of 2021 ------ 📣 HASHFLOW | POOL & TRADE OTC https://bankless.cc/Hashflow  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 2:20 MARKETS 2:35 BTC Price 3:05 ETH Price 5:24 ETH/BTC Ratio 5:47 BED Index https://www.indexcoop.com/bed  6:06 Dex Volume https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/128500/decentralized-exchanges-saw-over-1-trillion-in-trading-volume-this-year  7:45 YFI Tokenomics https://thedefiant.io/yearn-tokenomics-change/  11:00 RELEASES & RAISES 12:30 Shopify NFTs https://www.shopify.com/nft  14:29 Opera Polygon https://twitter.com/opera/status/1473654561059446784?s=21  16:23 Clarity DAO Tool https://twitter.com/clarityteams/status/1471913111309504512?s=21  17:27 Parachains on Polkadot https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/128026/parachains-officially-launch-on-polkadot-network  18:30 BitMEX Token https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/12/21/bitmex-announces-bmex-tokens-to-revive-retail-interest/  20:20 Hashflow HFT Token https://twitter.com/hashflownetwork/status/1473463052951760899?s=20  20:59 Huobi on Arbitrum https://twitter.com/HuobiGlobal/status/1476045335357132801  21:54 Alexis Ohanian & Polygon https://twitter.com/VentureBeat/status/1471857751223582728?s=20  23:35 Figment https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/20/figment-reaches-unicorn-status-with-110m-series-c/  25:25 B.Protocol https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/22/bprotocol-raises-22m-to-backstop-defi-liquidations/  27:25 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  NEWS 28:59 Airdrop Szn SOS: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/28/opendaos-sos-token-hits-250m-market-cap-despite-unclear-goals-security-risks/  GIV: https://giv.giveth.io/  GasDAO: https://mirror.xyz/gasdao.eth/AwZGIpiVuIOkcwUaKqn4ZdcI4MetmYmvVdnuZsNZlaQ  32:06 Merge Testnet https://blog.ethereum.org/2021/12/20/kintsugi-merge-testnet/  32:53 Polygon Bug https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/128784/polygon-critical-bug-24-billion-matic-tokens-at-risk-hard-fork  34:41 FEI RARI Merge https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2021/12/21/rari-capital-fei-protocol-token-holders-approve-multibillion-dollar-defi-merger/  36:24 Mastercard & Consensys https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/16/consensys-collaborates-with-mastercard-on-new-ethereum-scaling-solution/  37:32 RadioShack https://decrypt.co/88712/yes-radioshack-pivoted-defi  39:17 BlockbusterDAO https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/128564/a-dao-wants-to-buy-blockbuster-and-turn-it-into-a-decentralized-film-streaming-service  39:49 Jeopardy https://twitter.com/davidesilverman/status/1475989132598026240?s=21  40:50 .eth Leaderboard https://twitter.com/ethleaderboard/status/1476647213044416512  41:58 Apes Flip Punks https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/128338/bored-ape-yacht-club-nft-flip-cryptopunks-floor-price  44:32 Adidas NFTs https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/17/22843104/adidas-nfts-metaverse-sold-bored-ape  45:33 Weeknd NFTs https://decrypt.co/88839/the-weeknd-releases-ethereum-nfts-via-tom-bradys-autograph-platform  46:02 Meta Web3 Compatibility https://decrypt.co/89153/meta-targeting-deep-compatibility-blockchain-web-3-incoming-cto  47:42 Jack vs Web3 https://twitter.com/jack/status/1473139010197508098?s=20  55:12 Ray Dalio https://blockworks.co/ray-dalio-crypto-should-be-part-of-a-diversified-portfolio  57:00 Kraken Acquires Staked https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/128294/crypto-exchange-kraken-acquires-staking-startup-staked  1:00:11 Web3 Candidates https://blockworks.co/a16z-poll-voters-will-prefer-candidate-that-supports-web3/  1:02:30 TAKES 1:03:30 Decentralization is Insurance https://twitter.com/hughkarp/status/1471446570382118916?s=21  1:07:03 Hacks vs Banks https://twitter.com/lay2000lbs/status/1472691654121426966?s=21  1:07:59 BTC vs ETH https://twitter.com/stakeborg/status/1474327539657342976?s=21  1:09:53 Risk is Relative https://twitter.com/danielgothits/status/1474904081072209920?s=21  1:13:10 What David’s Excited* About 1:15:32 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:17:02 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1474270619189473280?s=20  1:17:28 Closing & Disclaimers ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

31 December 2021


98 - 5 Things We Got Right

98 - 5 Things We Got Right

Breaking down our recent '5 Things We Got Right' article, in this episode we tackle this year in crypto from a high level. We cover the predictions we made, what we planned to look out for, and then we dive into how it all played out. There were some things we got right—and some things that surprised us—but perhaps most of all, we learned a ton. Come reflect with us on all the lessons from 2021 that we can arm ourselves with as we head into 2022. Will it be another bullish year? ------ 📣 HASHFLOW | POOL & TRADE OTC https://bankless.cc/Hashflow  ----- 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered 0:00 Intro 4:00 Reflections on 2021 8:43 Reviewing our Predictions 5 Things We Got Right 17:53 Multi-Trillion Dollar Asset Class 23:14 ETH Strong Against BTC 27:20 ETH is Money 31:40 It’s Raining Airdrops 33:03 DeFi Usage 5 Things that Surprised Us 34:10 NFTs Exploding 38:45 Axie Infinity 41:47 Web3 45:15 DeFi Lagging 49:00 Alt-L1 Tokens 5 New Mental Models 55:17 Cryptography 58:17 Legitimacy 1:01:56 Ultra Sound Money 1:05:38 Modular vs Monolithic 1:09:54 Crypto Renaissance 1:14:50 5 Bets for 2022 1:17:31 Bullish Blockspace 1:21:34 Next Gen DeFi 1:24:33 DAOs 1:27:00 Crypto Gaming 1:29:16 Decentralized Identity 1:33:30 Is 2022 A Bullish Year? 1:39:18 Closing & Disclaimers ----- Resources: 5 Things We Got Right https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/5-things-we-got-right  Ultra Sound Money https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-ultra-sound-money-justin-drake  Ultimate Guide to Airdrops https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-ultimate-guide-to-airdrops  The Crypto Renaissance https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-the-crypto-renaissance-josh-rosenthal  Ultra Scalable Ethereum https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ultra-scalable-ethereum  5 Mental Models for Web3 https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-90-5-mental-models-for-web3-chris  ----- 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

27 December 2021


2021 ROLLUP: Top 20 Crypto Moments in 2021

2021 ROLLUP: Top 20 Crypto Moments in 2021

As the year comes to a close, it's time to ask ourselves: What are the Hottest Stories of 2021? This has been an unquestionably historic year for Web3, and massive events happened both in and outside of the space. From NFTs to the Infrastructure Bill, we narrowed down this year into 20 overarching themes and narratives. What will take the #1 spot? Spoiler: it's not Ryan's Tiny Turtle. ------ 📣 HASHFLOW | POOL & TRADE OTC https://bankless.cc/Hashflow  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:30 20 | New All Time Highs 8:33 19 | GME & Memestonks https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/gamestop-stock-short-seller-squeeze-losses-reddit-traders-citron-gme-2021-1  11:17 18 | Michael Saylor & Tesla https://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/microstrategy-buys-414m-more-bitcoin-in-q4/  https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/08/tesla-buys-1point5-billion-in-bitcoin.html  12:58 17 | Rise of Layer 2s https://l2beat.com/  14:54 16 | DeFi over CeFi https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1361356927226310668?s=20  https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1442234625120608256?s=20  17:03 15 | China Ban https://youtu.be/Cz14dpWxgKk  20:12 14 | El Salvador https://www.npr.org/2021/09/07/1034838909/bitcoin-el-salvador-legal-tender-official-currency-cryptocurrency  22:25 13 | Beeple $69M Sale https://www.businessinsider.com/art-auction-nft-beeple-top-selling-most-expensive-sale-millions-2021-3  25:01 12 | Punks, Apes, and PFPs https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/116715/collection-of-bored-ape-nfts-break-sothebys-estimates-with-3-days-to-go  https://www.sothebys.com/en/digital-catalogues/sealed-cryptopunks-five-punks-on-paper  29:28 11 | Axie Infinity https://twitter.com/Psycheout86/status/1423719170315800581?s=20  32:00 10 | OpenSea Sales Volume https://beincrypto.com/opensea-crosses-10-billion-in-all-time-sales-volumes/  36:50 9 | Coinbase IPO https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/100235/coinbase-direct-listing-april-nasdaq  40:15 8 | Gary Gensler https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/101595/us-senate-confirms-gary-gensler-as-joe-bidens-sec-commissioner  44:25 7 | Constitution DAO https://www.theverge.com/22820563/constitution-meme-47-million-crypto-crowdfunding-blockchain-ethereum-constitution  47:20 6 | EIP-1559 https://blockworks.co/eip-1559-is-live-thanks-to-ethereums-london-hard-fork/  50:20 5 | Ultra Sound Money https://ultrasound.money/  53:50 4 | Gas Fees https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1392556085941350400?s=20  57:03 3 | Alt Layer 1s https://defillama.com/chains  1:00:12 2 | Infrastructure Bill https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/112877/white-house-says-crypto-tax-enforcement-will-help-pay-for-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal  https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1421150344051048451  1:04:45 1 | Inflation https://twitter.com/LynAldenContact/status/1414948397233082372?s=20  https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/1469722686939140101?s=20  1:09:40 Honorable Mentions 1:14:20 Closing & Disclaimers ----- 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

23 December 2021


97 - The Bull Case For ETH III | Anthony Sassano, DC Investor, Cyrus Younessi

97 - The Bull Case For ETH III | Anthony Sassano, DC Investor, Cyrus Younessi

Anthony Sassano, DC Investor, and Cyrus Younessi return to Bankless to complete the Bull Case for Ethereum Trilogy. Comparing this episode with the previous two Bull Cases, we can see what has held up so far and what we have to look forward to in 2022. Spoiler: these guys have gotten a lot of things right. Covering topics like the meteoric rise of NFTs, the BTC Flippening, and Ethereum Maximalism, there remains much to be incredibly excited about as we close out a historic 2021. While macro conditions remain uncertain, the conditions of the crypto markets and ecosystems are perhaps surprisingly more digestible. With the Proof-of-Stake merge on the way and the modular blockchain thesis taking shape, the inevitable conclusion is that ETH is destined to go up. What’s 2022 going to look like? No one knows for sure, but this episode left us feeling incredibly bullish. ------ 📣 HASHFLOW | POOL & TRADE OTC https://bankless.cc/Hashflow  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:45 Recapping the Prequels 10:21 Crypto in 2021 17:09 Narratives and Scaling 23:21 The Cultural Asset Layer 27:57 Core Value Pillars 35:34 Do the People Know? 40:24 PoS and Monetary Policy 46:45 Bullish APY 52:52 The Merge and Price 57:12 Users & Gas Fees 1:05:59 Layer 1s & Modular Blockchains 1:09:40 Extreme Decentralization 1:12:15 Chains that Care 1:18:00 Maximalism 1:22:42 Is ETH Going to Scale? 1:28:09 Market Conditions 1:38:10 The Flippening & Price Predictions 1:46:14 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: DC Investor on Twitter https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor?s=20  Anthony Sassano on Twitter https://twitter.com/sassal0x?s=20  Cyrus Younessi on Twitter https://twitter.com/cyounessi1?s=20  Bull Case for Ethereum I https://youtu.be/36HkwlqfBaQ  Bull Case for Ethereum II  https://youtu.be/85M3yGvzCe4  Ultra Sound Money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWqhn1hXvVc&t=0s  Ultra Scalable Ethereum https://youtu.be/xjxyjgWiqLE  ----- 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

20 December 2021


ROLLUP: Inflation, Nike NFTs, Disney & Marvel IMX, CryptoPunk Sale, Ledger Debit Card

ROLLUP: Inflation, Nike NFTs, Disney & Marvel IMX, CryptoPunk Sale, Ledger Debit Card

3rd Week of December, 2021 ------ 📣 HASHFLOW | POOL & TRADE OTC https://bankless.cc/Hashflow  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro Permissionless Conference 2022: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/discount-to-permissionless-2022  4:00 MARKETS 4:19 BTC Price 5:16 ETH Price 6:15 ETH/BTC Ratio 7:34 Inflation https://twitter.com/biancoresearch/status/1469722686939140101?s=20  11:56 Issuance Tracker https://twitter.com/dmihal/status/1468950264304467971  19:34 Sotheby’s Sales https://twitter.com/TheBlock__/status/1471169594802987021?s=20  21:00 RELEASES 22:15 Optimism Floodgates https://thedefiant.io/optimism-removes-whitelist/  24:27 ETHGlobal 2022 https://ethglobal.medium.com/announcing-the-ethglobal-2022-season-51a7906bb3a4  25:25 Balancer Boosted Pools https://fernandocmartinelli.medium.com/ba3daadb59f9  26:37 Superfluid on L2 https://twitter.com/Superfluid_HQ/status/1471176342733479936?s=20  28:20 Forgotten Runes RPG https://twitter.com/forgottenrunes/status/1471197252437741573?s=20  29:15 Bitwise NFT Index https://twitter.com/matt_hougan/status/1471489244824674306?s=21  30:45 Aztec Connect https://medium.com/@aztecnetwork/beb2982a92f3  33:07 Slingshot https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/09/defi-trading-platform-slingshot-raises-15m-led-by-ribbit-capital/  33:37 RAISES 37:38 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  38:45 NEWS 39:12 Ether Capital https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211215005502/en/Ether-Capital-Corporation-Announces-First-Commitment-to-Ethereum-Staking  40:12 Polygon Zero https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/126991/polygon-acquires-mir-protocol-400-million-zk-rollups  41:48 Uniswap Polygon https://app.uniswap.org/#/vote/2/10  42:23 Ledger Debit Card https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/126914/ledger-unveils-crypto-debit-card-partners-with-ftx-coinbase-rarible  43:46 ETH Client Validators https://twitter.com/AyaMiyagotchi/status/1470654120180649986  45:30 Aave v3 https://twitter.com/StaniKulechov/status/1470874379152150535?s=20  46:16 Nike & RTFKT https://twitter.com/Nike/status/1470504318671458307?s=20  47:16 Marvel & Disney https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1471178240643448837  48:35 Mintable & IMX https://twitter.com/epolynya/status/1470251518741811205?s=21  50:29 CryptoPunk $10M Sale https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/127049/a-rare-cryptopunk-has-sold-at-a-record-10-2-million  51:35 Dr Seuss NFTs https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/dr-seuss-nft-seussibles-1235062806/  52:12 BTC Core Devs https://twitter.com/mikeinspace/status/1469377581015355397?s=21  53:27 90% of Bitcoin Mined https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/127275/90-of-all-bitcoin-has-now-been-mined  53:55 Coinbase Earn https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-makes-it-easy-to-earn-yield-with-defi-bd38156e2715  57:45 Facebook Stole Meta https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/13/technology/instagram-handle-metaverse.html  1:00:32 Elizabeth Warren https://twitter.com/senwarren/status/1470843764843458560?s=21  1:03:03 Hester Peirce https://twitter.com/HesterPeirce/status/1470475491580825601?s=20  1:04:34 Russia Ban https://cointelegraph.com/news/bank-of-russia-to-ban-mutual-funds-from-investing-in-bitcoin  1:04:55 IMF https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/127218/imf-advocates-for-coordinated-crypto-policy-among-the-worlds-governments  1:06:19 Quick Takes Katie Haun a16z https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/127672/katie-haun-to-depart-a16z-form-new-fund-focused-on-crypto-and-web3-report  Kevin Durant https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-15/nba-star-kevin-durant-signs-deal-to-promote-crypto-platform-coinbase  1:08:00 TAKES 1:09:00 POAPs are Memories https://twitter.com/izgnzlz/status/1470789729348112386  1:11:29 Linguistics https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1469054916966682624?s=20  1:14:13 Decentralization https://twitter.com/RealNatashaChe/status/1470560283215159297?s=20  1:18:48 Moloch https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1470943188105846785?s=20  1:21:37 Optimists https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1464638114048065539?s=20  1:24:35 What David’s Excited About 1:26:19 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:27:58 MEME of the Week 1:29:00 Closing & Disclaimers ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

17 December 2021


10 Predictions About Crypto in 2022 with Ryan Selkis

10 Predictions About Crypto in 2022 with Ryan Selkis

Ryan Selkis is the Founder and CEO the data analytics platform Messari. In Ryan's past Bankless appearances, we've debated ETH as money and the Triple Point Asset thesis. We've tackled crypto regulation and taking an aggressive stance on policy. Now it's time to add it all together and decide what's next—what's important for the industry and the world as we head into 2022. Ryan wrote a 150+ page beast of a report titled 'Crypto Theses for 2022,' which covers the space from top to bottom. From DAOs and DeFi to Regulation and NFTs, there is no stone left unturned in this report. In this episode, we digest the mountain of information Ryan puts together on an annual basis to answer the question: What's in store for Crypto in 2022? ----- METAMASK | YOUR HARDWARE WALLET'S BEST FRIEND https://bankless.cc/metamask-shows  ------ SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 7:00 Ryan Selkis & Institutional Trust 14:30 Web3 is Inevitable 22:08 Inflation & Use Cases 32:47 WAGMI 37:45 The Fall of China 42:52 The American Battleground 46:55 The Regulator Side 56:28 The Crypto Coalition 1:02:20 NFTs & Metaverse 1:09:48 ETH's Q3 Earnings Report 1:16:47 ETH Killer Valuations 1:20:41 ETH is Money Debate 1:25:33 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/twobitidiot?s=20  The Crypto Theses: https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1466438779196039175?s=20  ----- 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

15 December 2021


96 - Web3 Gaming 101 | Amy Wu

96 - Web3 Gaming 101 | Amy Wu

What is Crypto Gaming? Why is it important? What about Gaming NFTs? This is what we explore in this episode with Amy Wu, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. This is Crypto Gaming 101. The Web3 Gaming space is emerging from all sorts of angles, from normies to hardcore gamers to crypto natives—and each has a role to play as the ecosystem matures. Here are the 5 questions to answer in this episode: 1. What is Crypto Gaming and why is it important? What about casual & mobile gaming? 2. How do you identify the next Axie Infinity? 3. Why are Guilds important? Are they a good investment? 4. How do you earn in Crypto Gaming? 5. Where does meaning, value, and identity come into play? What about fun? With the Crypto Gaming Revolution well under way, Amy walks us through the fundamentals of the space and how to approach the future. ----- 📣 METAMASK | YOUR HARDWARE WALLET'S BEST FRIEND https://bankless.cc/metamask-shows  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:15 The Conference Experience 6:44 TradArt and NFTs 10:11 Metaverso 13:14 Crypto IRL 16:20 The Panel 19:40 FreeRoss DAO 21:38 The Panelists 24:28 The Potential of NFTs 29:00 More than Fractionalizing 33:45 Liquidity 39:33 Pricing Assets 46:50 Community 54:34 Regulatory Issues 1:00:22 Use Cases ----- Resources: Amy on Twitter https://twitter.com/amytongwu?s=20  Lightspeed Venture Partners https://twitter.com/lightspeedvp?s=20  The Crypto Gaming Revolution https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/the-crypto-gaming-revolution  The Rise of Axie https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/the-rise-of-axie-infinity-jeff-jiho  ----- 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

13 December 2021


ROLLUP: Vitalik's Endgame, Pepsi & Adidas NFTs | Crypto Congress | ETH : BTC

ROLLUP: Vitalik's Endgame, Pepsi & Adidas NFTs | Crypto Congress | ETH : BTC

2nd Week of December, 2021 ------ 📣 METAMASK | YOUR HARDWARE WALLET'S BEST FRIEND https://bankless.cc/metamask-shows  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:30 MARKETS 5:16 BTC Price 5:40 ETH Price 8:00 ETH/BTC Ratio 10:16 DeFi Action https://www.indexcoop.com/bed  12:52 DAI is Decentralizing https://twitter.com/hosseeb/status/1465574280217825288  13:45 Web3 Heating Up https://twitter.com/cdixon/status/1467293295898284032?s=21  14:58 3AC Buying ETH https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/12/08/crypto-hedge-fund-three-arrows-capital-snaps-up-400m-in-eth/  19:58 Shilling Cardano https://twitter.com/jackniewold/status/1466823469564248068?s=21  26:48 Uniswap Volume https://twitter.com/Uniswap/status/1467968038091767812  29:00 RELEASES 30:00 GitPOAP https://medium.com/gitpoap/introducing-gitpoap-16e74ce53c3b  32:49 Messari Governor https://messari.io/article/introducing-messari-governor-the-first-to-market-governance-aggregator-and-voting-platform  33:57 Argent on StarkNet https://www.argent.xyz/blog/argent-x-starknet/  34:38 Ramp Network https://twitter.com/RampNetwork/status/1468270048364093443?s=20  35:39 FTX Raise https://t.co/2oeXXisAjc  36:51 Voltz Finance https://medium.com/voltz/voltz-the-interest-rate-swap-amm-announces-its-6m-seed-round-led-by-framework-ventures-8f26cb09ed22  37:36 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  38:30 NEWS 39:08 BadgerDAO Hack https://rekt.news/badger-rekt/  https://twitter.com/CryptoCatVC/status/1466380960648380419  44:14 Nexus Mutual & Celsius https://thedefiant.io/badgerdao-hack-insurance-payout/  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/126286/celsius-network-confirms-it-lost-money-in-the-badgerdao-defi-hack  47:43 Bitmart Hack https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/12/05/crypto-exchange-bitmart-hacked-with-losses-estimated-at-196-million  49:55 FreeRossDAO https://freerossdao.com/  53:36 Google CEO Chainlink https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/126545/googles-former-ceo-joins-chainlink-labs-as-a-strategic-advisor  54:14 Censorship https://twitter.com/cdixon/status/1467907759664340999  https://twitter.com/KeatonInglis/status/1468583463330717703?s=20  56:45 Dfinity https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1468575050005716993?s=20  1:03:26 SushiSwap Drama https://twitter.com/josephdelong/status/1468689021530427395  1:06:58 Vitalik’s Endgame https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/12/06/endgame.html  1:07:46 Ubisoft NFTs Rugged https://decrypt.co/87752/ubisoft-first-major-gaming-company-launch-in-game-nfts  https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1468763238766686211?s=21  1:17:15 OpenSea IPO https://decrypt.co/87701/opensea-ipo-criticism-crypto-ethereum-token  1:18:58 Crypto Gifts https://www.wsj.com/articles/nfts-and-cryptocurrencies-replace-cash-as-a-new-holiday-gift-11638873001  1:21:27 Matrix NFTs https://twitter.com/JordanLyall/status/1466544437308260355  1:23:40 Adidas Bored Ape https://decrypt.co/87467/adidas-metaverse-bored-ape-yacht-club-ethereum-nft  1:24:09 Pepsi Mic Drop NFT https://twitter.com/pepsi/status/1468946201718501376?s=20  1:25:26 Seattle NFT Museum https://www.geekwire.com/2021/tech-entrepreneurs-opening-seattle-nft-museum-to-showcase-digital-artform-in-a-physical-space/  1:26:45 3LAU Christies Auction  https://www.instagram.com/3lau/p/CXH4gO-JyWX/?utm_medium=copy_link  1:28:24 Stock to Flow Broken https://ambcrypto.com/after-98k-november-doesnt-materialize-planb-speaks-out-on-first-miss/  1:31:59 MicroStrategy https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/126957/microstrategy-spends-82-4-million-in-cash-to-buy-even-more-bitcoin  1:33:05 House Committee https://youtu.be/4oOTvtupND8  1:37:00 Brad Sherman https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1468709005115772930?s=20  Aarika Rhodes: https://twitter.com/AarikaRhodes?s=20  1:41:03 Gemini & Colombia https://cointelegraph.com/news/gemini-partners-with-colombia-s-biggest-bank-for-crypto-trading  1:41:35 Novi Wallet https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/126941/novi-whatsapp  1:44:00 TAKES 1:44:30 Never Sell Early https://twitter.com/naval/status/1464788767953154058?s=20  1:49:36 The Flippening Beginning https://twitter.com/punk4156/status/1467341210855645185?s=21  1:51:40 More Fun, More Money https://www.notboring.co/p/the-pareto-funtier  1:55:22 Own BTC and ETH https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees/status/1468601645164470272  1:59:09 What David’s Excited About 2:01:45 What Ryan’s Excited About 2:05:05 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/rajgokal/status/1467857393338003461?s=20  2:07:09 Moment of Zen https://twitter.com/songadaymann/status/1469038512607571980?s=21  ----- Not financial or tax advice. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

10 December 2021


Bringing DeFi to NFTs | Metaverso Panel

Bringing DeFi to NFTs | Metaverso Panel

On December 7, 2021, Metaverso was held in Puerto Rico as a 1-day conference filled with leaders in crypto culture. We held a panel with Sam Cassat of Aligned Capital, Ben Lakoff of Charged Particles, Andy8052 of Fractional, and Laura Jaramillo of Upshot. In this special edition, we dive into what the conference experience really is. Spoiler: Crypto IRL is amazing. The panel explores the intersection of DeFi and NFTs—what happens when these worlds collide? There are only two types of assets—fungible and non-fungible—but we are seeing these concepts blur together in new and interesting ways. From liquidity to communities, this conversation covers how the Metaverse is bringing DeFi to NFTs. ----- 📣 METAMASK | YOUR HARDWARE WALLET'S BEST FRIEND https://bankless.cc/metamask-shows  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:15 The Conference Experience 6:44 TradArt and NFTs 10:11 Metaverso 13:14 Crypto IRL 16:20 The Panel 19:40 FreeRoss DAO 21:38 The Panelists 24:28 The Potential of NFTs 29:00 More than Fractionalizing 33:45 Liquidity 39:33 Pricing Assets 46:50 Community 54:34 Regulatory Issues 1:00:22 Use Cases ----- Resources: Metaverso https://www.metaver.so/  FreeRossDAO https://freerossdao.com/  Sam Cassatt https://twitter.com/samcassatt?s=20  Ben Lakoff https://twitter.com/benlakoff?s=20  Andy8052 https://twitter.com/andy8052?s=20  Laura Jaramillo https://twitter.com/LauraTJD?s=20  ----- 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

9 December 2021


Justin Aversano | Layer Zero

Justin Aversano | Layer Zero

Justin Aversano is the now-famous photographer behind the NFT project Twin Flames, but that doesn’t even begin to cover it. Starting with his birthday project titled Every Day is a Gift, Justin has relentlessly pursued his creative passions, backed by his own personal journey of grief, healing, and growth. Justin has a unique, powerful, and intense story—the grief of his mother passing from cancer and the trauma of losing a twin in the womb inspired a years-long quest for discovery and healing. You can feel the creativity and emotion in his work, and his Twin Flames project has seen tremendous success in both the physical and digital realm. Describing NFTs as the Digital Twin of the Physical Reality, the cohesion of his work and individuality surface as we explore why art matters, and what drives the creative mind. ----- 📣 METAMASK | YOUR HARDWARE WALLET'S BEST FRIEND https://bankless.cc/metamask-shows  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Resources: Justin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinaversano?s=20  Justin’s Website: https://www.justinaversano.com/  Quantum Art Discord: https://discord.com/invite/quantum-art  SaveArtSpace: https://twitter.com/saveartspace?s=20  ----- 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

7 December 2021


95 - How Kevin Rose Invests in Web3

95 - How Kevin Rose Invests in Web3

Kevin Rose is a veteran of internet growth. Kevin founded digg, the news aggregator site that pioneered community-curated content in the early days of Web2. With a macro perspective of all things digital, Kevin has thrived as a builder and investor on the cutting edge of the internet. His experience allowed him to understand the role of community and has played a key role in his transition from investing in technology to investing in culture and artists. Seeing creativity blossom has fostered Kevin’s conviction and confidence in the space, and when Kevin speaks, the digital world of today and tomorrow becomes crystal clear. ------ 📣 METMASK | YOUR HARDWARE WALLET'S BEST FRIEND https://bankless.cc/metamask-shows  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido 👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 5:00 Kevin Rose and Digg 10:23 What About Web3? 14:53 Blending not Competing 23:25 A Hybrid Approach 26:53 Crypto & The Inevitable 34:04 Confidence & Conviction 38:15 NFTs for the Long Term 48:56 Backing Artists 55:54 Self Sovereign Industries 59:49 Interactive Utility 1:08:09 Experimenting & Innovating 1:12:30 Tokens and Content 1:16:30 Getting Exposure 1:20:20 This is the Metaverse 1:27:36 Rapid Fire Questions 1:39:12 What’s Next For Kevin? 1:43:00 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinrose?s=20  Proof Podcast: https://www.proof.xyz/  Tom Sachs Rocket Factory: https://tomsachsrocketfactory.com/  Ultra Scalable Ethereum: https://youtu.be/xjxyjgWiqLE  ----- 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. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

6 December 2021


ROLLUP - Jack Dorsey Exits Twitter | BTC ETH Ratio | Spiderman & Ross Ulbricht NFTs

ROLLUP - Jack Dorsey Exits Twitter | BTC ETH Ratio | Spiderman & Ross Ulbricht NFTs

1st Week of December, 2021 ------ 📣 METMASK | YOUR HARDWARE WALLET'S BEST FRIEND https://bankless.cc/metamask-shows  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro Metamask: https://bankless.cc/metamask-shows  Gitcoin: https://gitcoin.co/hackathon/gr12/  5:00 MARKETS 5:55 BTC Price 6:16 ETH Price 6:42 ETH/BTC Ratio https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1465868162860077062?s=20  13:32 DeFi Action 15:42 Adoption https://twitter.com/Blockworks_/status/1463965278119907331?s=20 20:34 Omicron https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2021/11/29/defi-protocol-omicrons-token-jumps-10-fold-after-namesake-covid-variant-emerges/  23:43 Crypto Dot Com https://thedefiant.io/crypto-com-cro-tvl-1b/  25:33 Bigger than Banks https://twitter.com/thekriskay/status/1466139868967444485  27:13 ETH on Exchanges https://twitter.com/CryptoGucci/status/1466426429332017152?s=20  30:00 RELEASES 30:30 StarkNet Alpha https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/-super-scaling-with-starkware-uri  33:32 Tornado Cash x Arbitrum https://twitter.com/TornadoCash/status/1465269558617550850  34:08 Bancor v3 https://bancor.medium.com/  34:47 GNO and xDAI https://twitter.com/koeppelmann/status/1465779337823666188?s=12  37:54 Celsius Series B https://blockworks.co/celsius-expands-its-series-b-from-400m-to-oversubscribed-750m/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T  38:41 Fireblocks https://www.ledgerinsights.com/digital-asset-custody-firm-fireblocks-raises-400m-at-8-billion-valuation/  40:00 1inch Series B https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/125901/1inch-network-closes-175-million-series-b-aims-to-serve-institutional-customers  42:18 Matt Zhang Fund https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/125664/former-wall-street-banker-launches-1-5-billion-crypto-venture-fund?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social  43:18 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  44:00 NEWS 44:37 Jack Resigns from Twitter https://twitter.com/jack/status/1465347002426867720?s=20  New CEO: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/11/30/five-things-to-know-about-twitters-new-ceo-parag-agrawal/  49:21 $PEOPLE Boom https://blwk.omeclk.com/portal/wts/ugmcny2fmqefnqmN2q%7CRyy%7CqF8Con9r%3BGkh3a  50:36 EIP-4488 https://twitter.com/protolambda/status/1466114606036889613?s=20  53:56 Uniswap on Polygon https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1462882559914823691?s=20  54:30 Beacon Chain Birthday https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1466411377107558402  48:42 Beer.ETH https://twitter.com/BrantlyMillegan/status/1465336361351880711  59:30 ENS Growth https://twitter.com/BrantlyMillegan/status/1466109173385637891?s=20  1:00:44 Front-End Worries https://twitter.com/bantg/status/1466390376500105218?s=21  1:04:16 Spiderman NFT https://messari.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5b89525c77acdd986027c25d1&id=aa5566375f&e=29f2240adb  1:05:53 Ross Ulbricht NFT https://twitter.com/realrossu/status/1465788108461514756?s=21  1:08:48 Unlocking with NFTs https://twitter.com/hm0429/status/1465241679800111107?s=20  1:11:11 Immutable & Moonpay https://twitter.com/Immutable/status/1466201337452916737?s=20  1:13:42 Salvador & Saylor https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/11/26/el-salvador-buys-100-more-bitcoins-as-crypto-market-falls/  1:15:58 China Censoring https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/125533/china-crypto-censorship-media-mining-pools  1:17:27 Transitory Inflation https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1466060476001968129?s=20  1:18:48 Crypto Bank Regulation https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/126020/congress-to-hold-hearing-with-execs-from-coinbase-ftx-paxos-and-others  1:21:00 TAKES 1:21:30 The Ethereum Pre-Mine https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1466074560759943169?s=20  1:27:22 The Chain of Chains https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1465469933140131840?s=20  1:29:36 What DAOs will DO https://twitter.com/brantlymillegan/status/1464682887224217605?s=21  1:31:25 The Entire Bet https://twitter.com/squishchaos/status/1465108245589073922?s=21  1:36:30 Do Fundamentals Matter? https://twitter.com/kyled116/status/1466226155325833216?s=20  1:38:13 Metaverse Exposure https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1466434553871061010?s=20  1:40:46 What David’s Excited About 1:42:30 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:45:24 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1464103140597272583?s=20  ----- 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. Do your own research. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures

3 December 2021


4 - Clon the Cool Cat | Overpriced JPEGs

4 - Clon the Cool Cat | Overpriced JPEGs

🎙️ GET THE FULL EPISODE APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overpriced-jpegs/id1591954323  SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/5G2HSDneVg8mZUQ3zUIoLX?si=6d57ee1f89184974    Clon is the founder and artist behind the NFT sensation Cool Cats. Striking a delicate balance between cool and cute, the massive success of this project is a testament to the importance of a good founding team and strong values. We discuss how Clon fell into the NFT space and found a perfect product-market fit with his work and style. We cover the power of community, dive into tokenomics, and explore how breaking into NFTs actually works. Although the market is (over)saturated with PFP projects, there are reasons why the cream rises to the top. Tune in and find out. ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://jpegs.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 ZERION | YOUR NFT PORTFOLIO https://bankless.cc/Zerion  💸 ONJUNO | YOUR CRYPTO PAYCHECK https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  🌊 INDEX COOP | METAVERSE INDEX https://bankless.cc/MVI  🦄 BLOCK::BLOCK | METAVERSE IP https://bankless.cc/blockblock  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:00 Clon the Cool Cat 10:10 Designing & Developing 18:02 Launching with Legitimacy 26:30 The State of Cool Cats 35:18 Community Management 42:38 Ownership Rights 49:00 Milk & Gold 55:51 Advice For Artists 1:02:48 Other Projects 1:07:36 Besides PFPs 1:10:45 A Day in the Life 1:14:17 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Clon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cloncast?s=20  Cool Cats: https://www.coolcatsnft.com/  Toy Boogers: https://twitter.com/ToyBoogers?s=20  Clon on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/cloncast  ----- 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 December 2021


Crypto Advocacy Panel

Crypto Advocacy Panel

This is the Crypto Advocacy & Education Summit, which we're hosting to go along with the Ethereum Foundation's $500,000 donation to the Gitcoin Round 12 matching round for the ‘Crypto Advocacy’ track. Gitcoin does these ‘quadratic matching’ rounds 4 times a year, where many entities donate large sums of funds, and the community rallies and donates to many causes and projects across the crypto space. The ‘matching rounds’ are exponentially matched towards the grants that received the most numbers of individual humans who donated to them. The EF has specifically allocated 500k to go towards effects that advocate for crypto in our government offices. Bankless and Gitcoin are hosting a 2-panel ’summit’ livestream in order to drum up excitement and donations for the various organizations that help advocate for crypto! ✨ GITCOIN GRANTS ✨ https://gitcoin.co/grants/explorer/  --- Panel #1: Why does crypto advocacy and education matter? Kristin Smith | Blockchain Association https://twitter.com/KMSmithDC?s=20  Brian Quintenz | Former CFTC Chair https://twitter.com/BrianQuintenz?s=20  Tomicah Tillemann | a16z https://twitter.com/TomicahTD?s=20  --- Panel #2: How do crypto stakeholders support crypto advocacy + education? Sarah Roth-Gaudette | Fight for the Future https://twitter.com/gaudette75?s=20  Jerry Brito | Coin Center https://twitter.com/jerrybrito?s=20  Jake Chervinsky | Blockchain Association https://twitter.com/jchervinsky?s=20   ------ 📣 METMASK | YOUR HARDWARE WALLET'S BEST FRIEND https://bankless.cc/metamask-shows  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ----- 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 December 2021


Decentralized Ethereum 2.0 Staking with Rocket Pool | Darren Langley & Dave Rugendyke

Decentralized Ethereum 2.0 Staking with Rocket Pool | Darren Langley & Dave Rugendyke

Rocket Pool is live on mainnet! Slowly rolling out its staking pools, Rocket Pool is opening up its decentralized ETH staking product to the world. Core team members Darren Langley and Dave Rugendyke join to talk about the past, present, and future of the protocol. Rocket Pool allows ETH holders to stake without needing to run a full node, which requires hardware, maintenance, and 32 ETH. Abstracting away those requirements helps to decentralize Ethereum's Proof-of-Stake, which is expected to arrive with the merge in the first half of 2022. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | YOUR CRYPTO CAREER https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ TOPICS COVERED: 0:00 Intro 7:00 Launching Rocket Pool 15:50 How We Got Here 23:38 Why Decentralized Staking? 28:37 What the Numbers Say 34:38 A Public Good 39:40 The Community 47:11 Centralization Risks? 49:25 rETH 56:04 Democratizing ETH Staking 1:02:39 DeFi Integrations 1:06:30 MEV 1:14:25 Operating a Node & ODAO 1:22:02 RPL Token & Incentives 1:32:02 What's Next? 1:38:20 Closing & Disclaimers ------ RESOURCES: Darren on Twitter: https://twitter.com/langerstwit?s=20  Rocket Pool: https://rocketpool.net/  Node Map: https://stake.rocketpool.net/network  RPL Investment Thesis: https://www.reddit.com/r/ethfinance/comments/m3pug8/the_rocket_pool_investment_thesis/  ----- 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 December 2021


Tim Beiko | Layer Zero

Tim Beiko | Layer Zero

Tim Beiko runs the core protocol meetings for Ethereum. His path into crypto began in 2017, buying the top. But he stayed in the space, initially working for Consensys and their Besu Ethereum Client before trailblazing with EIP-1559's implementation. This conversation covers his story into working with Ethereum core developers, the role and landscape of Ethereum clients, and coordinating the maintenance and upgrades to the Ethereum protocol. With the merge on the horizon and barbarians at the gates, humans like Tim Beiko work to keep Ethereum as credibly neutral, efficient, and open as possible. Can Vitalik impose his will on Ethereum? Is it centralized? This episode has the answers. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | YOUR CRYPTO CAREER https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:30 Tim Beiko Before Crypto 12:27 Getting into the Space 16:45 Working for Conensys 20:56 Clients and Values 26:48 Forks of GETH 31:52 Clients as Businesses 37:42 Keeping the Balance 44:57 EIP-1559 51:47 Coordinating Core Devs 59:00 Communicating Code 1:05:17 Security 1:11:18 What the People Want 1:14:18 Who is a Core Dev? 1:21:07 Facilitating Forever 1:26:00 When Merge? 1:30:47 Closing ------ Resources: Tim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TimBeiko?s=20  ----- 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

30 November 2021


94 - The Swiss Army Knife of Scaling | Polygon's Sandeep Nailwal & Mihailo Bjelic

94 - The Swiss Army Knife of Scaling | Polygon's Sandeep Nailwal & Mihailo Bjelic

Polygon is the Swiss Army Knife of Scaling. With a suite of scaling products, Polygon is pushing in many directions to scale out the Ethereum ecosystem. On the heels of the 'Abandoning Ethereum' twitter drama, Sandeep and Mihailo from Polygon come on the podcast to discuss how Ethereum is, in fact, not abandoning its users. A ton has happened in the world of Polygon in the six months since they were last on the show, including a partnership with DraftKings and massive leaps into the Metaverse. ✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨ https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-the-swiss-army  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ 📣 OPOLIS | YOUR CRYPTO CAREER https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:00 Sandeep & Mihalo Return 8:20 Not Abandoning Ethereum 15:27 Adoption of Ethereum 24:06 On Maximalism 29:52 A Portfolio of Chains 37:47 The Mission 44:50 Tokens & Unifying Forces 49:42 Is Polygon an ETH Killer? 54:33 Polygon vs Alt Layer 1’s 1:04:40 Checkpointing to Ethereum 1:08:53 Bridges & Sidechains 1:18:00 Facts & Tribalism 1:22:50 zkRollups & Miden 1:29:12 Apps & DraftKings 1:34:00 On-Ramp to the Metaverse 1:37:09 The Roadmap 1:42:10 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Sandeep on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sandeepnailwal?s=20  Mihailo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic?s=20  Announcing Polygon Miden: https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1460609713922457606?s=20  Polygon Metaverse: https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1456091349745295362?s=20  Modular Blockchains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjxyjgWiqLE&t=3276s&ab_channel=Bankless  ----- 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

29 November 2021


3 - Mack Flavelle | Overpriced JPEGs

3 - Mack Flavelle | Overpriced JPEGs

Mack Flavelle is the Co-Founder of CryptoKitties, Dapper Labs, and Big Head Club. CryptoKitties was instrumental in establishing the ERC-721 standard, which is the base for the vast majority of NFTs. Mack helped launch NBA Top Shot and StonerCats, and that just begins to cover his impact in the space. Needless to say, Mack has had a prolific career and pioneered many innovations for NFTs. His creativity and boundless energy powers this conversation about the history of culture on the blockchain, and a discussion of his more recent and upcoming projects leads to bold predictions about the future. Mack is a fascinating character, and we wouldn't expect anything less from one of the founding fathers of the NFT movement. ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://jpegs.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overpriced-jpegs/id1591954323  SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/5G2HSDneVg8mZUQ3zUIoLX?si=6d57ee1f89184974  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 ZERION | YOUR NFT PORTFOLIO https://bankless.cc/Zerion  💸 ONJUNO | YOUR CRYPTO PAYCHECK https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  🌊 INDEX COOP | METAVERSE INDEX https://bankless.cc/MVI  🦄 BLOCK::BLOCK | METAVERSE IP https://bankless.cc/blockblock  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:30 Mack Flavelle and Cats 10:12 CryptoKitties and ERC 721 13:56 Inflection Points 19:14 Pink Cat Villain 22:59 Innovations & Explosions 28:01 The Price of Kitties 36:10 New Major IP 42:30 Ronin & Death Poems 50:59 Big Head Club 56:32 Lessons from StonerCats 1:01:54 Ghostbusters Etc 1:04:05 The Big Questions 1:11:27 Closing ------ Resources: Big Head Club https://www.bighead.club/  Japanese Death Poems https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Death-Poems-Written-Monks/dp/0804831793  ----- 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

27 November 2021


ROLLUP - VCs Abandoning Ethereum | Macy's & NFL NFTs | ConstitutionDAO vs Citadel | Binance Arbitrum

ROLLUP - VCs Abandoning Ethereum | Macy's & NFL NFTs | ConstitutionDAO vs Citadel | Binance Arbitrum

Thanksgiving 2021 ------ 📣 OPOLIS | YOUR CRYPTO CAREER https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro https://bankless.cc/Opolis  4:30 Markets 4:43 BTC Price 5:08 ETH Price 6:55 ETH/BTC Ratio 8:08 DeFi Action 9:55 Layer 2 Beat 11:45 EIP-1559 https://twitter.com/christine_dkim/status/1461345650365415424?t=KlU78KsQvHl0fG4jqUZHiQ&s=19  1M ETH Burnt https://twitter.com/evan_van_ness/status/1463489678649303044?s=21  15:20 Hash Rate https://twitter.com/econoar/status/1462076989980889094  16:32 Gas Fees 17:59 Axie Ronin https://cryptoslate.com/1-8-billion-moved-to-ronin-dex-from-ethereum-in-2-weeks  19:14 Ethereum Scale https://ethtps.info/  22:55 SAND https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/the-sandbox  24:40 Turkish Lyra https://twitter.com/SadafJadran/status/1463387742759374848?s=20  28:00 RELEASES 29:00 Binance & Arbitrum https://twitter.com/binance/status/1461565999832973313?s=20  31:29 DeFrag https://defrag.fi/  32:43 Reputation DAO https://twitter.com/ReputationDAO/status/1461147989611663361?s=20  34:20 Lattice Metamask https://twitter.com/ConsenSys/status/1463224325864148995?s=20  36:18 Aave Arc https://twitter.com/AaveAave/status/1461321606895124482  38:38 Zapper Mobile Tease https://twitter.com/sebaudet26/status/1463340665769639940  RAISES 39:00 Gemini Metaverse https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2021/11/18/gemini-raises-400-million-to-protect-the-metaverse-from-meta-facebook/?sh=37acaa675f57  40:05 Royal https://twitter.com/3LAU/status/1462856758095876097?s=20  43:43 Moonpay https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/124980/moonpay-raise  44:14 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  45:30 NEWS 45:55 Crypto Twitter Drama https://twitter.com/zhusu/status/1462216210116853762?s=20  47:10 New EIP https://www.reddit.com/r/ethfinance/comments/r0yy6c/why_calldata_gas_cost_reduction_is_crucial_for/  51:35 Citadel CEO Constitution https://www.wsj.com/articles/citadel-ceo-ken-griffin-outbid-a-group-of-crypto-investors-for-copy-of-u-s-constitution-11637352087  54:20 Polygon Uniswap Proposal https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1461847683195449349  55:55 Infinite Machine Movie https://twitter.com/CamiRusso/status/1463522018066931716?s=20  56:22 Tokemaki https://twitter.com/TokenReactor/status/1463320665008705539?s=20  57:25 NFL NFTs https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1461410656465346568?s=21  58:43 TIME NFT Show https://twitter.com/robotosnft/status/1463161775344525327?s=21  1:00:03 Macy’s NFT Parade https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/124909/macys-launches-parade-inspired-nft-collection-for-charity  1:01:54 El Salvador Bitcoin City https://www.reuters.com/markets/rates-bonds/el-salvador-plans-first-bitcoin-city-backed-by-bitcoin-bonds-2021-11-21/  1:02:55 IMF https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/125106/imf-says-el-salvador-shouldnt-be-using-bitcoin-as-legal-currency  1:04:59 Mining Photos https://pomp.substack.com/p/10-epic-bitcoin-mining-photos  1:08:24 OBJ BTC https://www.foxla.com/sports/rams-wr-odell-beckham-jr-to-receive-full-salary-in-bitcoin  1:08:47 Citigroup New Hires https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/125051/citigroup-hires  1:10:32 Tether FUD https://twitter.com/jacoboracle/status/1463299431080632325?s=21  1:11:26 Quick News Takes Powell: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/125000/biden-re-nominates-powell-as-fed-chair-with-brainard-as-vice-chair  PoolTogether: https://twitter.com/Dogetoshi/status/1463280832907464708  BinanceChain: https://twitter.com/EdgarArout/status/1461393012395843591?t=AWNzxEqItXzE_RQMaMpygA&s=19  1:15:00 TAKES 1:17:00 Abandoning Ethereum https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/abandoning-ethereum  1:46:06 Opportunity https://twitter.com/cyounessi1/status/1462240406662438922?s=21  1:47:07 Cars vs Carriages https://twitter.com/epolynya/status/1462832369853874176?s=20  1:47:32 Pivotal https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1463015187275935748?s=20  1:52:37 What David’s Excited About 1:53:45 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:55:37 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1462795120839901184?s=20  ----- 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

25 November 2021


Super Scaling with StarkWare | Uri Kolodny & Eli Ben-Sasson

Super Scaling with StarkWare | Uri Kolodny & Eli Ben-Sasson

Ethereum is scaling. With a recent $50 million raise at a valuation of $2 billion, StarkWare is pioneering zkRollups across the Ethereum ecosystem. As it powers dYdX, arguably the most liquid market in the world, StarkWare is continuing to move into new territory, with StarkNet imminently deploying on Ethereum Mainnet. The goal of StarkWare is simple: 'bring massive scalability to Ethereum while preserving L1 security, permissionless interactions, and decentralization.' The ecosystem is growing at an astounding rate, so tune in as core members Uri Kolodny and Eli Ben-Sasson walk us through how StarkWare is bringing Super Scaling to Ethereum. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | YOUR CRYPTO CAREER https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ TOPICS COVERED: 0:00 Intro 5:00 Eli and Uri of StarkWare 9:02 StarkEx vs StarkNet 16:37 StarkEx is Scaling Today 24:35 Latency & Data Tradeoffs 32:50 Scaling with Math & Cryptography 38:21 StarkEx to StarkNet 43:35 Ahead of Schedule 47:56 StarkNet Launch 54:48 StarkWare Roadmap 1:00:40 Modular & Privacy 1:04:39 Business Model 1:11:33 Values & Code 1:16:15 Closing & Disclaimers ------ RESOURCES: Uri on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ukolodny?s=20  Eli on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EliBenSasson?s=20  StarkWare on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd?s=20  StarkWare Discord: https://discord.gg/uJ9HZTUk2Y  StarkNet Alpha: https://medium.com/starkware/starknet-alpha-is-coming-to-mainnet-b825829eaf32  ----- 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

24 November 2021


pplpleasr | Layer Zero

pplpleasr | Layer Zero

pplpleasr is the digital artist who exploded into the NFT & DeFi space after creating the x * y = k visual animation announcement for Uniswap v3. The NFT was sold for over half a million dollars, and all the proceeds were donated to charity. Along the way, pleasrDAO was formed and has emerged as a collective for curating digital culture artifacts. pplpleasr’s story winds through Fortune Magazine covers and imposter syndrome, all with a down-to-earth feel and a charitable heart. She is emblematic of what we love about crypto culture, and the pleasr spirit is one that this entire space aspires to. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | YOUR CRYPTO CAREER https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 intro 4:00 ppl pleasr 8:42 background & diablo 15:01 crypto twitter vs blizzcon 21:38 x * y = k 28:06 sale, hype, & charity 35:05 donating & dividends 42:43 life trajectory 47:02 pleasrdao 54:35 fortune cover 1:01:00 identity & nft brain 1:08:32 social life & magnum opus 1:15:15 pleasr irl 1:21:17 lessons 1:26:58 closing ------ Resources: pplpleasr on Twitter https://twitter.com/pplpleasr1?s=20  pleasrDAO https://twitter.com/PleasrDAO?s=20  ----- 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

23 November 2021


93 - Crypto Payments and the DeFi Mullet | Visa's Cuy Sheffield and Anchorage's Diogo Mónica

93 - Crypto Payments and the DeFi Mullet | Visa's Cuy Sheffield and Anchorage's Diogo Mónica

The DeFi Mullet is a classic Bankless thesis that we've begun to watch play out right in front of us. This week, we bring on Cuy Sheffield from Visa and Diogo Mónica from Anchorage to explain the DeFi mullet from the Fintech side of things. This episode explores how crypto payments are extending beyond retail and into institutions, and how Fintech platforms like Visa are leveling up with the utilities provided by Anchorage to support crypto. Blurring the lines between the two worlds is shaping up to be a fascinating corner of our industry, and there's a ton of new concepts to dive into throughout this conversation. ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ 📣 OPOLIS | YOUR CRYPTO CAREER https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:30 Visa & The DeFi Mullet 15:03 Anchorage & The DeFi Mullet 18:55 Volatility & Engagement 25:52 Crypto Rewards 34:13 How Payments Work 41:08 Settlement Layers 46:22 What Anchorage Does 50:30 Stablecoins & Bridging 1:00:09 Teaching Visa About Crypto 1:06:10 Immutable Transactions 1:13:22 Visa CryptoPunk 1:22:09 Central Bank Digital Currencies 1:28:04 Trusting Institutions? 1:31:52 Closing & Disclaimers ----- 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

22 November 2021


ROLLUP: ConstitutionDAO | Tarantino NFT Sued | Beeple & Jimmy Fallon | FEI RARI

ROLLUP: ConstitutionDAO | Tarantino NFT Sued | Beeple & Jimmy Fallon | FEI RARI

3rd Week of November, 2021 ------ 📣 OPOLIS | YOUR CRYPTO CAREER https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro Permissionless: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/discount-to-permissionless-2022  Office Hours: https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1461054473355202563?s=20  4:30 MARKETS 5:06 BTC Price 5:38 ETH Price 7:30 ETH BTC Ratio 7:49 DeFi Action 9:57 EIP 1559 https://twitter.com/ultrasoundmoney/status/1459817712859983874  14:01 Hot Tip https://twitter.com/marcandu/status/1458899957713412108?s=20  14:54 ETH Flows https://dataalways.substack.com/p/a-flows-based-ethereum-price-model  19:52 Memory Lane https://twitter.com/birdygoesnomnom/status/1460555652649074691?s=20  25:05 Metamask Users https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1460991963650576388  25:31 New Uniswap Fee https://twitter.com/haydenzadams/status/1460483484615643137?s=21  28:30 RELEASES 29:30 Polygon Miden https://twitter.com/0xPolygon/status/1460609713922457606?s=20  31:29 Argent on Starkware https://twitter.com/argentHQ/status/1459494241332342785?s=20  32:21 Ledger & Metamask https://twitter.com/Ledger/status/1459174812300025861  33:27 Brave Wallet https://brave.com/brave-wallet-launch/  34:20 Bitwise DeFi Report https://twitter.com/BitwiseInvest/status/1460674225489027079?s=20  35:54 The Rug https://twitter.com/TheRugNews/status/1460007995710971904?s=20  37:43 Consensys Raise https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/124615/consensys-raise  39:03 New Paradigm Fund https://twitter.com/matthuang/status/1460246458272137217?s=20   40:31 StarkWare Raise https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/124479/ethereum-layer-2-developer-starkware-raises-50-million-now-valued-at-2-billion  41:41 Gallery https://twitter.com/usegallery/status/1460690275945246723?s=21  42:43 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  44:20 NEWS 44:36 ConstitutionDAO https://www.sothebys.com/en/digital-catalogues/the-constitution-of-the-united-states  50:00 Fei Rari https://twitter.com/joey__santoro/status/1460693387426729987  52:02 Adidas POAP https://twitter.com/adidasoriginals/status/1461057188529594375  52:45 Huobi & zkSync https://blog.matter-labs.io/huobi-2dabb6c2bfb2  55:26 Optimism Opening Up https://twitter.com/sassal0x/status/1459372143519490050  56:12 Beeple on Fallon https://twitter.com/BandoNFT/status/1458685013348786176?s=20  58:40 Tarantino Lawsuit https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/1460757938256162824?s=21  1:02:17 Time & Galaxy Digital https://time.com/6121132/time-and-galaxy-digital-partner-to-demystify-the-next-immersive-digital-frontier-the-metaverse-through-a-first-of-its-kind-partnership/  1:03:18 OpenSea 10B Valuation https://www.theinformation.com/articles/nft-marketplace-opensea-offered-10-billion-valuation  1:03:49 Bitcoin Taproot https://cointelegraph.com/news/breaking-the-bitcoin-network-welcomes-taproot-soft-fork-upgrade  1:05:40 Crypto.com Arena https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1460832641352040449?s=20  1:07:47 Infrastructure Bill https://twitter.com/jerrybrito/status/1461317078175072263?s=21  1:09:30 India Kinda Banning https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/11/17/india-to-ban-crypto-as-payment-method-but-regulate-as-asset-report/  1:12:00 TAKES 1:13:00 CZ is Rich https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1461098707361878017?s=20  1:16:32 Bitcoin vs ETF https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1460117810273656832?s=21  1:19:05 DAOs are Games https://twitter.com/nicknaraghi/status/1459166906968154121?t=3MziN0Lt2_8hq7DHFmeqRw&s=19  1:19:51 Best of Both Worlds https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1459589386173964288?s=21  1:24:22 Why Web3 Wins https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1460383727998017539?s=20  1:29:10 NFTs vs Scammers https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1460662418636513285?s=20  1:32:18 What David’s Excited About 1:33:10 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:35:56 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/dogetoshi/status/1460957920666038276?s=21  https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1460446365629120516?s=20  MOMENT OF ZEN https://twitter.com/songadaymann/status/1460686031762739215?s=20  ----- 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

19 November 2021


2 - Zeneca_33 | Overpriced JPEGs

2 - Zeneca_33 | Overpriced JPEGs

Zeneca_33 is an NFT influencer, thought leader, and community member (whatever your preferred term is). After playing poker professionally, Zeneca fell down the NFT rabbit hole in early 2021 and has quickly amassed a huge following. His takes are often sobering and always even-keeled, which is incredibly valuable in this emotional and chaotic market. We knew Zeneca had to be one of the first guests on the show. His wisdom and knowledge are reality checks for any type of market, and we go through his approach to the space, how he picks projects, and his own project - ZenAcademy. ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://jpegs.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overpriced-jpegs/id1591954323  SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/5G2HSDneVg8mZUQ3zUIoLX?si=6d57ee1f89184974  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 ZERION | YOUR NFT PORTFOLIO https://bankless.cc/Zerion  💸 ONJUNO | YOUR CRYPTO PAYCHECK https://bankless.cc/OnJuno  🌊 INDEX COOP | METAVERSE INDEX https://bankless.cc/MVI  🦄 BLOCK::BLOCK | METAVERSE IP https://bankless.cc/blockblock  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 3:00 Zeneca_33 8:08 Distaste for Roadmap 11:12 How Zeneca Picks Projects 16:11 Approaching the Market 25:07 How to Flip NFTs 30:08 Art Blocks 39:30 Veblen Goods 44:44 ZenAcademy 56:59 Network Effects 1:01:11 Advice to the Community 1:07:40 Culture & Ethos 1:13:09 Closing ------ Resources: Zeneca_33 https://twitter.com/Zeneca_33?s=20  ZenAcademy  https://zenacademy.io/  Studio by Hatch Coding https://www.hatch.art/for-ages-9-17  Blitmap https://www.blitmap.com/  Top Dog Beach Club https://topdogbeachclub.com/  Curious Addy’s Trading Club https://www.curiousaddys.com/  ----- 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

18 November 2021


The State of the Charts with Benjamin Cowen

The State of the Charts with Benjamin Cowen

It's that time again. Time to dive into the charts, this time with Benjamin Cowen. With energy flooding into the space, and prices at the top of everyone's mind, Benjamin brings his consistent, disciplined approach to Bankless listeners. Dive in as we explore what Benjamin looks for in the markets, and what the state of crypto prices are today. What does the rest of this market cycle hold in store? No one knows for sure, but Benjamin's insights will sharpen our prospects. ------ OPOLIS | YOUR CRYPTO CAREER https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 9:00 Into the Cryptoverse 14:25 Market Cycles 21:58 BTC Controls the Market 28:51 Supercycle? 37:20 Blow-Off Tops 40:35 Much Much Time Left? 47:53 Catalysts and Events 54:00 Ethereum Cycles 58:45 Bitcoin Dominance 1:03:50 The Flippening 1:11:29 Blue Chip Assets 1:17:49 Advice 1:21:07 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Benjamin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intocryptoverse?s=20  Benjamin's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRvqjQPSeaWn-uEx-w0XOIg  Into the Cryptoverse: https://intothecryptoverse.com/  ----- 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

17 November 2021


GMoney | Layer Zero

GMoney | Layer Zero

gmoney holds one of the four knitted cap ape CryptoPunks, and is a prolific investor. From riding the dot com bubble all the way down as a pre-teen to buying apple calls in high school, gmoney has always been deeply fascinated by finance. gmoney has a keen eye for the broad markets and makes informed trading & investment decisions. Since the start of the pandemic and crypto's subsequent rise, gmoney's tone has shifted to one of a 'disruptor' and 'futurist.' Falling down the NFT rabbit-hole in 2020 has demonstrated a character development of sorts, shifting from the harsh, objective financial markets to a more art-based, community-based one. gmoney's approach to making money is fascinating, but perhaps not nearly as interesting or important as his role in the budding metaverse. ------ 📣 OPOLIS | YOUR CRYPTO CAREER https://bankless.cc/Opolis  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Resources: Benjamin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intocryptoverse?s=20  Benjamin's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRvqjQPSeaWn-uEx-w0XOIg  Into the Cryptoverse:  https://intothecryptoverse.com/  ----- 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  ----- 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

16 November 2021


92 - The Fight for the Future of Money | CryptoDad Chris Giancarlo

92 - The Fight for the Future of Money | CryptoDad Chris Giancarlo

Chris Giancarlo, aka CryptoDad, is the former chair of the CFTC, the governing body that oversees Commodity Futures Trading. He's now an advisor in crypto, a senior advisor at a law firm, and of course, a father. This conversation circles around many of the topics Chris covers in his new book, 'The Fight for the Future of Money.' We move through the specifics like the differences between Futures and Spot ETFs, but then we turn towards the big picture. What are American values? How do we instantiate them into our digital institutions? America has a remarkable history of saying 'yes,' and the stakes couldn't be higher as America decides whether to say yes to credibly neutral, decentralized protocols. ✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨ https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-the-fight-for-the  ------ 📣 DHARMA | From Dollars to DeFi in a Tap! https://bankless.cc/dharma  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini  🔀 BALANCER | EXCHANGE & POOL ASSETS https://bankless.cc/balancer  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING http://bankless.cc/uniswap  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 6:30 Chris Giancarlo 10:06 CryptoDad & BTC Futures 18:27 Facing Resistance 22:13 Fear & Regulation 28:02 Vindicated 31:55 Futures vs Spot ETFs 41:29 Liquidity & Price 47:00 ETH Futures 53:09 Trust in Money 58:00 Getting the Values Right 1:04:43 Will People Care? 1:10:31 The CFTC’s Approach 1:16:03 Encouraging Innovation 1:21:31 Regulatory Clarity 1:26:44 Free Markets & Free People 1:33:56 The Crypto Dad 1:37:37 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: CryptoDad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/giancarloMKTS?s=20  The Fight for the Future of Money: https://www.chrisgiancarlo.org/book  ----- 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

15 November 2021


1 - Betty NFT & Deadfellaz | Overpriced JPEGs

1 - Betty NFT & Deadfellaz | Overpriced JPEGs

Betty NFT joins for the first episode of Overpriced JPEGs. As the self-described Horde Mother of Deadfellaz, Betty has built a career on creative producing and community building. With a fierce passion for design and culture, Betty has emerged as a key member of the space after NFTs clicked. This episode covers launches and price, but opens into a wider discussion of branding, community, ownership, and the ecosystem at large. ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://jpegs.banklesshq.com/ 🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST APPLE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/overpriced-jpegs/id1591954323 SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/5G2HSDneVg8mZUQ3zUIoLX?si=6d57ee1f89184974 ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 👀 ZERION | YOUR NFT PORTFOLIO https://bankless.cc/Zerion 💸 ONJUNO | YOUR CRYPTO PAYCHECK https://bankless.cc/OnJuno 🌊 INDEX COOP | METAVERSE INDEX https://bankless.cc/MVI 🦄 BLOCK::BLOCK | METAVERSE IP https://bankless.cc/blockblock ------ 📣 DHARMA | From Dollars to DeFi in a Tap! https://bankless.cc/dharma ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Introducing Overpriced JPEGs 4:23 Intro 6:45 Betty NFT 10:18 When NFTs Clicked 15:09 Launching Deadfellaz 17:37 Identity 20:03 Price & Floor 23:19 Initiatives & Innovation 27:17 Advice to Artists 30:39 The NFT Ecosystem 35:36 Hogwarts Houses 38:20 Branding & Steve Aoki 42:17 Metaverse & Ownership 47:05 Building a Community 51:14 Roadmap & Team 55:10 Art First & Alpha 59:00 Mindy Kaling & Closing ------ Resources: Betty NFT: https://twitter.com/betty_nft?s=20 Deadfellaz: https://twitter.com/Deadfellaznft?s=20 MarkTheHabibi: https://twitter.com/MarkTheHabibi?s=20 Ethereals: https://twitter.com/Etherealswtf?s=20 Cool Cats: https://twitter.com/coolcatsnft?s=20 Flower Blocks: https://twitter.com/Flowerblocks?s=20 cyber_YuYu: https://twitter.com/cyber_yuyu?s=20 Amy Woodward: https://twitter.com/amy___woodward?s=20 ----- 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

13 November 2021


ROLLUP: ENS Airdrop | MetaMask Token? | Discord Teasing Crypto | PayPal Bitcoin | Tim Cook Apple

ROLLUP: ENS Airdrop | MetaMask Token? | Discord Teasing Crypto | PayPal Bitcoin | Tim Cook Apple

2nd Week of November, 2021 ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ 📣 DHARMA | Trade on Polygon! https://bankless.cc/dharma  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro Metafactory https://shop.metafactory.ai/  Dharma https://bankless.cc/dharma  5:18 MARKETS 5:37 BTC Price 6:40 ETH Price 11:12 ETH/BTC Ratio 11:51 DeFi Action 13:10 3T Market Cap https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/123762/crypto-market-cap-3-trillion-bitcoin-ether-reach-record-highs  17:28 Reaching $500B https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1457816073881980928?s=20  20:36 ETH Volume https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1458206075342098440?s=21  24:00 RELEASES 24:45 ENS Airdrop https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-alpha-alert-claim-your-ens-airdrop  40:26 Overpriced JPEGs https://jpegs.banklesshq.com/  42:05 Across Protocol https://medium.com/@AcrossProtocol/across-protocol-is-live-and-you-can-be-a-co-founder-43d848a969d1  45:30 Coinbase Wallet https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-wallet-is-now-available-as-a-standalone-browser-extension-c65bb5c87b83  47:06 Rocket Pool https://twitter.com/rocket_pool/status/1457893042367582209?s=21  49:12 $MASK? https://twitter.com/ethereumJoseph/status/1457834493469884418  51:45 DAI Wormhole https://twitter.com/krzKaczor/status/1458442949956603920  53:34 Uniswap Branding https://twitter.com/uniswap/status/1457826935950675973?s=21  55:19 Matter Labs https://medium.com/matter-labs/funding-ea89c1fa731e  56:06 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  58:20 NEWS 59:05 Discord Rumors https://twitter.com/jasoncitron/status/1457841222995693570?s=20  1:07:55 Sotheby’s Banksy https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/124075/sothebys-to-hold-real-time-bids-in-eth-for-banksy-art-auction  1:09:05 Games & Tax https://www.protocol.com/nft-game-tax-scholarships  1:12:05 NYC Mayer Bitcoin https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/123326/nyc-mayor-elect-eric-adams-says-he-will-take-his-first-three-paychecks-in-bitcoin  1:13:41 Grayscale Bigger than Gold https://decrypt.co/85798/crypto-firm-grayscale-hits-60-billion-overtaking-top-gold-etf  1:15:02 Infrastructure Bill https://twitter.com/jchervinsky/status/1456275741398683648?t=fAkvY7-AEbWE83lP8esm2w&s=19  1:16:39 PayPal Bitcoin https://blockworks.co/paypal-reports-13-revenue-increase-plans-to-increase-crypto-offerings/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T  1:17:29 Quick Takes Tim Cook https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/123796/apple-ceo-tim-cook-reveals-that-he-owns-some-cryptocurrency  Stripe https://twitter.com/matthuang/status/1456686883790942208?s=20  DaveDAO https://twitter.com/TrustlessState/status/1457003417558298634?s=20  OEVM https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1458495316164964355  ETH Roadmap https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ/status/1458537195464273922?s=20  1:23:30 TAKES 1:24:15 Don’t Get Phished https://twitter.com/sniko_/status/1456320221564780550?s=21  1:26:34 Margins & Culture https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1457349619093024776?s=21  1:27:20 Character vs Ego https://twitter.com/mrjasonchoi/status/1457567837250224137?s=20  1:31:22 Startups in Web3 https://twitter.com/sama/status/1457764748242554881?s=21  1:32:06 Settlement Layer https://twitter.com/epolynya/status/1458140801876123655  1:35:13 Then & Now https://twitter.com/cloncast/status/1457425724860633090?s=21  1:37:04 What David’s Excited About 1:40:56 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:43:24 MEME(s) of the Week https://twitter.com/dimsomedim/status/1456981036970090498?s=21  https://twitter.com/banklesshq/status/1457001249430147085?s=21  Moment(s) of Zen https://twitter.com/songadaymann/status/1457799654733594627  https://twitter.com/NFTWonderfull/status/1458600124020670469?s=20  ----- 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

12 November 2021


DeFi 2.0 Summit | Rari, Olympus, Tokemak, TracerDAO, Alchemix

DeFi 2.0 Summit | Rari, Olympus, Tokemak, TracerDAO, Alchemix

Among these five protocols is over $8 Billion total value locked. But what is DeFi 2.0? What primitives are changing, and where do we go from here? From liquidity to self-paying loans to permissionless borrowing/lending, these projects intertwine and work to align incentives between protocols and users. ------ SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  ️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ DHARMA | From Dollars to DeFi! https://bankless.cc/dharma  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Guests: Jai Bhavnani https://twitter.com/jai_bhavnani?s=20  Rari Capital https://rari.capital/  Pat McNab https://twitter.com/pat_mcnab?s=20  TracerDAO https://tracer.finance/  Scoopy Truples https://twitter.com/scupytrooples?s=20  Alchemix https://alchemix.fi/  Carson Cook https://twitter.com/LiquidityWizard?s=20  Tokemak https://www.tokemak.xyz/  Zeus https://twitter.com/ohmzeus?s=20  Olympus DAO https://www.olympusdao.finance/  ----- 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

11 November 2021


The ENS DAO and $ENS Airdrop | Brantly Millegan & Nick Johnson

The ENS DAO and $ENS Airdrop | Brantly Millegan & Nick Johnson

The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) announced its intentions to further decentralize with the $ENS token last week. Yesterday, they finally released it to the public. Anyone that held an ENS domain by November 1st is eligible for this airdrop. Congratulations to all those on the web3 frontier—you’ve been rewarded again! ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ 📣 DHARMA | From Dollars to DeFi! https://bankless.cc/dharma  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Guests: Brantly Millegan – Director of Operations at ENS https://twitter.com/BrantlyMillegan?s=20  Nick Johnson – Founder, Lead Developer https://twitter.com/nicksdjohnson?s=20  ------ Resources: CLAIM: https://ens.mirror.xyz/5cGl-Y37aTxtokdWk21qlULmE1aSM_NuX9fstbOPoWU  DELEGATE: https://ens.mirror.xyz/cfvfKRpQSPtZJjPQOprWqEeqv2rytE7tQkxDg6ht7Oo  TOKEN ALLOCATION: https://ens.mirror.xyz/-eaqMv7XPikvXhvjbjzzPNLS4wzcQ8vdOgi9eNXeUuY  ----- 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

10 November 2021


DC Investor | Layer Zero

DC Investor | Layer Zero

DC Investor is an investor... living in Washington, DC. Makes sense. A lot makes sense about DC Investor and his practical, long-term approach to the crypto markets. He has worked hard for his money, and expects his money to work hard for him in return. With one of the best and varied NFT portfolios out there, as well as a sound thesis on ETH the asset, DC clues us in on his guiding principles and life lessons from a career as a W2 employee and crypto investor. There's a reason DC has been on Bankless five times. ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ 📣 DHARMA | From Dollars to DeFi! https://bankless.cc/dharma  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:00 DC Investor 9:36 Interest & Speculation 14:45 Risk Management 20:07 Conviction & Communities 26:58 The Crypto Moment 33:58 Early Internet Skills 41:53 Tech Changes Society 46:56 Investing, not Trading 53:04 Markets 1:00:30 NFTs and Signalling 1:09:58 Gaming 1:14:15 Digital Economies 1:19:16 Hobbies & Lifestyle 1:23:10 The Hoffman Personality Quiz 1:27:45 Closing ------ Resources: DCInvestor on Twitter https://twitter.com/iamDCinvestor?s=20  DC's NFT Collection http://gallery.so/dcinvestor  DC's Newsletter https://dcinvestor.substack.com/  ----- 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

9 November 2021


91 - Brian Armstrong and The Future of Coinbase

91 - Brian Armstrong and The Future of Coinbase

Brian Armstrong is the Founder and CEO of Coinbase. As a pillar of innovation and adoption in crypto, Brian is playing a pivotal role in determining the kind of future we’ll see in the space. The Crypto movement is a battle for hearts and minds, and Coinbase is fighting on the front lines. Building bridges between the legacy world and the Metaverse is a daunting task, but Brian has been a headstrong leader with a powerful vision. Coinbase finds itself in a position to maximize a user’s choice for what they do with their assets. With new features on the way like their NFT platform, Coinbase is steadily opening the doors for composability, decentralization, and ultimately… sovereignty. ✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨ https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-brian-armstrong  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ 📣 DHARMA | From Dollars to DeFi! https://bankless.cc/dharma  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 7:30 Brian Armstrong & His Start 14:11 Why Coinbase? 19:00 Money, Tech, and Values 25:48 The Drive and Vision 29:36 The Future of Coinbase 32:56 Retail, Institutions, and Developers 36:32 Relationship with DeFi 40:32 Coinbase Lend & CeDeFi 47:30 Public Goods & Decentralization 51:39 Eating All the Banks 58:09 Custody & Sovereignty 1:02:30 The Metaverse 1:10:02 NFTs and Mainstream 1:16:52 Withdraw to Layer 2 1:18:34 Regulation 1:26:40 Taking on the SEC 1:32:12 Maturing and Growing 1:36:27 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Brian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brian_armstrong?s=20  Coinbase: https://www.coinbase.com/  The Master Switch: https://www.amazon.com/Master-Switch-Rise-Information-Empires/dp/0307390993  ----- 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

8 November 2021


ROLLUP: Facebook Meta | ENS Airdrop | McRib & Tarantino NFTs | Reddit & Matrix | Axie Ronin DEX

ROLLUP: Facebook Meta | ENS Airdrop | McRib & Tarantino NFTs | Reddit & Matrix | Axie Ronin DEX

1st Week of November, 2021 ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ 📣 DHARMA | Trade on Polygon! https://bankless.cc/dharma  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro Permissionless: https://blockworks.co/events/permissionless/  Bankless Discount: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/discount-to-permissionless-2022  7:00 MARKETS 7:22 BTC Price 7:41 ETH Price 9:14 ETH / BTC Ratio 10:10 DeFi Action $BED: https://www.indexcoop.com/bed  13:19 Layer 2 https://l2beat.com/  15:05 Ultra Sound Money https://ultrasound.money/  Fees: https://twitter.com/evan_van_ness/status/1453939554172301314?s=21  20:40 Market Cap https://assetdash.com/  24:00 RELEASES 25:10 ENS https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/the-ultimate-guide-to-airdrops  32:10 Maker x stETH https://twitter.com/nomos_paradox/status/1453793036865982464?s=21  35:30 Crypto.com leveling up https://twitter.com/froggyfrogster/status/1454181118807351310?s=21  40:05 Phonon by Gridplus https://twitter.com/PhononDAO/status/1453822451436113924?t=CtbsGJIyI3ejIIirzm9UdA&s=19  41:47 DAO Masters https://www.daomasters.xyz/  42:55 Ronin DEX https://twitter.com/AxieInfinity/status/1456161289722548225  43:46 Optimism Upgrade https://twitter.com/optimismPBC/status/1455645114269724675  45:28 ‘Standard Oil’ of Crypto https://www.wsj.com/articles/digital-currency-group-wants-to-be-cryptos-standard-oil-11635764400  47:51 Metaverse Fund https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/122856/firm-backed-by-alan-howard-winklevoss-twins-closes-100-million-metaverse-fund  51:22 Sandbox Raise https://www.theblockcrypto.com/linked/122936/crypto-sandbox-93-million-softbank  52:58 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  54:00 NEWS 54:48 Facebook Meta https://about.fb.com/news/2021/10/facebook-company-is-now-meta/  1:02:15 Nike https://twitter.com/joshgerben/status/1455225423411953671?s=21  1:04:22 Microsoft https://blockworks.co/microsoft-ceo-the-metaverse-will-bring-real-world-into-any-digital-space/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T  1:04:55 Reddit https://twitter.com/iamRahul20x/status/1455950490366263301  1:09:32 Quentin Tarantino https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/02/quentin-tarantino-to-offer-seven-uncut-scenes-from-pulp-fiction-as-nfts.html  1:10:26 NFT McRib https://twitter.com/chriskatje/status/1455154519491416064?s=20  1:11:32 Matrix NFTs https://twitter.com/jordanlyall/status/1455544585732640775?s=21  1:13:18 China Yes NFTs, No Crypto https://blockworks.co/chinas-tech-giants-yes-on-nfts-no-on-cryptocurrencies/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T  1:14:31 CryptoPunk Flash Loan $500M https://twitter.com/scott_lew_is/status/1454952085611589634  1:17:23 Aaron Rodgers https://www.coindesk.com/business/2021/11/01/nfl-star-aaron-rodgers-gives-ringing-endorsement-of-bitcoin/  1:18:14 Coinbase Borrow https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/1455664736687722500  1:19:06 Stablecoin Report https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2021/11/01/biden-administration-to-congress-put-stablecoins-under-federal-supervision-or-we-will/  1:21:33 China Digital Currency https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1456257274087763979?s=20  1:23:00 TAKES 1:24:30 NFT Breakfast https://twitter.com/zeneca_33/status/1454599139803779076?s=21  1:25:58 L1 Traffic https://twitter.com/ercwl/status/1454331785668608002?s=20  1:28:52 Play the Metaverse https://twitter.com/RyanSAdams/status/1455160580843712519?s=20  1:31:13 A Wallet is a Profile https://twitter.com/ohhshiny/status/1455270402788405254?s=21  1:32:14 Wikipedia https://twitter.com/trustlessstate/status/1455548002114879493?s=21  1:33:31 Never Seen a Bear https://twitter.com/ryansadams/status/1456001806992031755?s=21  1:37:46 Robots Use Ethereum https://twitter.com/ameensol/status/1456115235769647110?s=20  1:40:54 Gender Equality https://twitter.com/mdudas/status/1456285472326623242?s=20  1:41:31 What David’s Excited About 1:43:14 What Ryan’s Excited About 1:47:59 MEME of the Week https://twitter.com/niftynaut/status/1454142514487861251?s=20  ----- 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

5 November 2021


The Dawn of Crypto Gaming | Robbie Ferguson

The Dawn of Crypto Gaming | Robbie Ferguson

Robbie Ferguson of ImmutableX returns to Bankless to discuss Immutable’s impressive growth and the momentous wave heading towards crypto gaming. The intersection of NFTs, culture, scale, and gaming are all on a collision course. Immutable is powering TikTok’s first ever NFTs, and with a 10x increase in volume, well over 100 projects are building on Immutable X Token Launches. Crypto gaming is coming. And for ImmutableX, it’s already here. ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ 📣 DHARMA | Trade on Polygon! https://bankless.cc/dharma ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 10:00 Robbie & ImmutableX 17:08 Layer 2 and Partnerships 24:19 Building on Immutable 32:00 Starkware and Technology 40:45 The IMX Token 45:12 Data Availability & Fees 49:46 Centralization & Developing 55:15 Gaming & Value 1:03:43 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Robbie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0xferg?s=20  ImmutableX: https://www.immutable.com/  ----- 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

4 November 2021


Griff Green and the DAO | Layer Zero

Griff Green and the DAO | Layer Zero

Griff Green is a builder and community manager in the Ethereum space. He is also a hippie, a former chemical engineer, and Seattle Supersonics super-fan. A true individual, Griff opted out of society after becoming disillusioned with modern institutions, traveling in a van with gold and silver until he heard about Bitcoin. Falling down the crypto rabbit hole led Griff to become a deep Ethereum community member, eventually launching The DAO. The story of the DAO's beginnings, hack, and eventual hard for are the stuff of Sci-Fi. Filled with countless stories, this episode follows the life and times of a deeply fascinating member of Layer Zero. ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ 📣 DHARMA | Trade on Polygon! https://bankless.cc/dharma  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 4:00 Griff Green & the SuperSonics 13:34 Chemical Engineering 18:20 Bankless with Gold 21:51 Bitcoin & Traveling 29:44 Into the Crypto World 35:07 Crypto Masters Degree 38:00 Ethereum Arrives 44:43 Entering the Community 51:29 Culture vs Price 56:00 Early Ethereum Culture 1:02:43 The DAO 1:07:20 Coming up with the DAO 1:13:25 Exploits 1:16:46 The DAO Token Creation 1:23:20 Explosion & Speculation 1:27:29 The Hack & Hard Fork 1:36:00 Dark DAO and Ethereum Classic 1:40:12 Hard Fork & Edge Cases 1:46:58 Lessons Learned 1:49:24 The Next 4 Years & Giveth 2:02:10 Closing ------ Resources: Griff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegrifft?s=20  Giveth: https://giveth.io/  ----- 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 November 2021


90 - 5 Mental Models for Web3 | Chris Dixon

90 - 5 Mental Models for Web3 | Chris Dixon

Chris Dixon is a general partner at a16z, and gives Bankless listeners a masterclass in understanding the Web3 Metaverse in this episode. There are five essential mental models to understanding why Web3 matters, and they overlap often throughout the course of the conversation. Web3 has begun to impact all corners of digital culture, from media to finance, art and gaming, and even identity. Mental models allow for digestible thinking patterns to understand and predict the world, and Chris lays out how these new digital primitives are changing everything. ✨ EPISODE DEBRIEF ✨ https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-5-mental-models  ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  ------ 📣 DHARMA | Trade on Polygon! https://bankless.cc/dharma  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini​  💧LIDO | DECENTRALIZED STAKING https://bankless.cc/Lido  👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave  🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING https://bankless.cc/UniGrants  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 8:00 Chris Dixon 12:09 Mental Models 16:29 Unpacking the Internet 25:43 Corporations vs Networks 30:17 Why Web3 Matters 35:30 Compete or Collaborate 43:25 Tokens are a New Digital Primitive 49:00 Users & Websites 54:45 Primitive NFTs 1:01:00 Take Rate is Opportunity 1:05:27 Culture & Ownership 1:11:07 Networks Becoming Economies 1:21:25 Power to the Users 1:28:48 It’s Just a Toy 1:37:20 a16z in 2021 1:42:10 Regulatory Landscape 1:45:58 2022 Predictions 1:49:23 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cdixon?s=20  Why Web3 Matters: https://twitter.com/cdixon/status/1442201621266534402?s=20  Why Decentralization Matters: https://cdixon.org/2018/02/18/why-decentralization-matters  ----- 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 November 2021


ROLLUP: SHIB | WorldCoin | Twitter, Reddit, Disney NFT Platform | Facebook Meta

ROLLUP: SHIB | WorldCoin | Twitter, Reddit, Disney NFT Platform | Facebook Meta

4th Week of October, 2021 ***** 📣 POOLTOGETHER | DEFI LOTTERY https://bankless.cc/PoolTogether  ***** BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum  🍵 MATCHA | DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AGGREGATOR https://bankless.cc/Matcha  🔐 LEDGER | SECURE YOUR ASSETS https://bankless.cc/Ledger  🧙‍♀️ ALCHEMIX | SELF-PAYING LOANS http://bankless.cc/Alchemix  ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro DAOpunks: https://twitter.com/DAOpunksNFT/status/1452700209029472258  7:00 MARKETS 7:20 BTC Price 7:54 ETH Price 8:50 ETH/BTC Ratio 10:25 DeFi Action 15:30 Uniswap Volume https://twitter.com/Uniswap/status/1452673839654113291?s=20  16:54 Polygon Transactions https://twitter.com/MihailoBjelic/status/1452797571227918342  18:47 8m ETH Staked https://launchpad.ethereum.org/en/  19:44 Ethereum Fees https://twitter.com/drakefjustin/status/1392556085941350400?s=20  25:00 RELEASES 26:00 GMI Index https://twitter.com/banklessDAO/status/1453055618948939784?s=20  28:07 Across Protocol https://twitter.com/AcrossProtocol/status/1452645990750695433  28:42 Argent to Starknet https://twitter.com/StarkWareLtd/status/1452656894724747265  30:08 XDEFI Token https://xdefi-io.medium.com/xdefi-wallet-token-economics-3378187df2b4q322  31:18 Metamask https://twitter.com/MetaMask/status/1453089090908262404?s=20  32:22 Why Optimism? https://twitter.com/justinjmoses/status/1453389396963700737?s=20  34:37 Ultra Scalable Ethereum https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/ultra-scalable-ethereum  38:38 Parallel https://twitter.com/techcrunch/status/1451216968724406272?s=21  39:42 Meta4 Capital https://twitter.com/aarontcadena/status/1451417795556638720?s=21  41:24 Alchemy https://twitter.com/fintechfrank/status/1453708525067251713?s=20  42:58 Hyy.pe https://medium.com/hyype/hyy-pe-raises-2-mn-in-a-funding-round-to-build-a-social-storytelling-platform-b25dd9960bbc  45:08 CoinList  https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/122005/coinlist-new-funding-100-million-valuation-1-5-billion  46:15 Jobs https://pallet.xyz/list/bankless/jobs  48:00 NEWS 48:13 Disney NFTs https://www.ledgerinsights.com/disney-to-launch-nft-digital-collectibles-with-veve/  52:00 SHIB https://twitter.com/MorningBrew/status/1453445533754855433  59:52 WorldCoin https://twitter.com/sama/status/1451203161029427208?s=20  1:06:47 Goldman Likes DeFi https://blockworks.co/goldman-sachs-defi-has-its-advantages-over-traditional-finance/?oly_enc_id=9918E2523689A0T  1:07:30 Hacks Polygon: https://decrypt.co/83997/polygon-dodges-850m-hack-pays-record-2m-bounty  Cream: https://thedefiant.io/cream-finance-third-largest-exploit/  Secure Apps: https://twitter.com/cyounessi1/status/1453377961198071816  1:13:57 Reddit NFT Platform https://www.thestreet.com/crypto/defi/reddit-is-building-an-nft-platform  1:15:5