The Amazon Moment for Crypto Exchanges - Stephen Stonberg, Bittrex Global, Ep. 126
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With Coinbase filing to go public, crypto exchanges have hit an inflection point. Amid increasing regulatory scrutiny and institutional interest, what will it take to win the exchange game? Bittrex Global's COO Stephen Stonberg joins us to discuss:

  • Why the "Amazon Moment" for Crypto exchanges is now
  • Why compliant exchanges will win over nimbler competitors
  • Moats exchanges need to build

Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). This show is not financial advice; show host and guest may hold some of the assets discussed.

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Disclaimer: Jason Choi is an investor at Spartan Capital, the hedge fund arm of The Spartan Group. All opinions expressed by Jason and podcast guests are solely their own opinions and do not reflect the opinion of The Spartan Group and any of its subsidiaries and personnel. This podcast is for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as a basis for investment decisions. 

The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
Techemy Capital launches DeFi ETP on Balancer
Techemy Capital has launched Decentralized Exchange-Traded Portfolios (ETPs) on Balancer, starting with a DeFi ETP. We’re joined by Techemy Capital CEO Fran Strajnar, and Balancer CEO Fernando Martinelli who discuss why these ETPs are a potential game-changer, how to invest, and what this means for DeFi. Guests: Fran Strajnar and Fernando Martinelli Why you should listen: “Digital asset investors and traders are seeking more advanced ways to gain exposure to popular DeFi assets,” says Fran Strajnar, CEO at Techemy Capital. “BNC’s DeFi Index and ETP provides this, all with industry-leading security, transparency, and speed. Rather than having to pick one DeFi winner and hope for the best, investors can now get exposure to the success of the entire sector.” Fernando says it is validating to see funds such as Techemy Capital be early adopters of Balancer. "We're about to launch Balancer V2 which will bring massive gains in cost efficiency for gas fees. It's an exciting time for crypto and for DeFi and brilliant to see Techemy Capital provide a use case for Balancer that we foresaw from day one.” Key takeaway: The DeFi ETP is a physical representation of Brave New Coin’s Blue-Chip DeFi Index ( a portfolio of 8 key assets). The DeFi ETP gives traders non-synthetic exposure to assets in the BNC DeFi Blue-Chip Index: Yearn Finance ($YFI), Compound Finance ($COMP), Aave Protocol ($AAVE), MakerDAO ($MKR), Synthetix ($SNX), Uniswap ($UNI), SushiSwap ($SUSHI) and Uma Project ($UMA). Issued on Balancer Protocol, the new DeFi ETP mimics the constitution and weights of the BNC Blue-Chip DeFi Index. It is rebalanced in alignment with the index, providing traders an opportunity to get non-synthetic exposure to the assets that make up the index, and/or to speculate or arbitrage between the price parity of the index-powered perpetual swaps [offered by third parties such as BTSE] and the spot market for the ETP. The DeFi ETP is non-custodial, transparent, on-chain, wholly collateralized, highly liquid, and instantly redeemable. Supporting links: Techemy Capital Balancer Previous Techemy Capital podcast Previous Balancer podcast Leverj Andy on Twitter Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.
40 min
Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
ROLLUP: 4th Week of February (BIG DIP, NFT Culture, Coinbase IPO, Ethereum Jobs)
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Magic Internet Money
Magic Internet Money
Brad Mills
Occupy Wall Street 2.0
On this episode of Magic Internet Money, host Brad Mills invites fellow podcasters Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert onto the show to discuss the stock market fiasco caused by r/WallStreetBets. The group discusses how it resembles the 2008 housing bubble and other stock market crashes. Max passionately defends Millennials and Generation Z’s “right to compete”. Brad discussed the history of fraud that Wall Street bankers have dabbled in over the years and the fallout of those controversies and how they related to the Gamestop Short. Time Stamps 00:00:19 - Intro 00:02:21 - Show start 00:04:10 - What is shorting? 00:11:20 - Why did Millennials buy GME? 00:16:18 - How GME resembles 2008 00:19:45 - The Bailout Chain 00:21:14 - Citadel, RobinHood, and how dominoes fall 00:24:00 - Occupy Wall Street in cyberspace 00:28:48 - Market rigging software 00:31:40 - London: the capital of fraud 00:35:18 - What could crash markets? 00:42:00 - Banking crisis 00:47:55 - How banks “killed Greece” 00:50:51 - “Bitcoin is the best way to do battle against crooks” 00:53:03 - Bitcoin vs “Shitcoins” 00:57:53 - “Attack on the Capital in cyberspace” and closing remarks Links to Mentions in the Show The r/WallStreetBets Short Citadel Melvin Capital Naked Shorting Regulation SHO (Reg Sho) Patrick Byrne History of US Bailouts Asymmetric Warfare How are Melvin, Citadel, and RobinHood Related? Occupy Wall Street Find Max Keiser Max Keiser LinkedIn Max Keiser Twitter Orange Pill Podcast   Find Stacy Herbert Stacy Herbery Twitter Stacy Herbert LinkedIn Find Brad Mills: Brad Mills Twitter Magic Internet Money Twitter Magic Internet Money Facebook Magic Internet Money Instagram Produced by Brad Mills - Twitter, Hamilton - YouTube, Jason Sanderson - Podcast Tech Other Credits: bitconnect theme by schmoyoho, graphics by CryptoScamHub, Magic Internet Money inspired by u/mavensbot, invention of Bitcoin & all cryptocurrencies by Satoshi Nakamoto.
1 hr 1 min
Kierin - Your DeFi Guide
Kierin - Your DeFi Guide
kierin
8 POLKADOT Altcoins That Will Make Millionaires in 2021 binance
8 POLKADOT Altcoins That Will Make Millionaires in 2021  ▶Business inquiries: yourdefiguide@gmail.com  https://kusama.network/ https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/kusama https://kardiachain.io/ https://medium.com/@secdegulleri/kardiachain-the-first-decentralized-interoperable-and-self-optimised-blockchain-ecosystem-90f6365ad714 https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/kardiachain https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/darwinia-network-native-token https://moonbeam.network/ https://bondly.finance/#features https://robonomics.network/blog/recap-2020/ https://blog.aira.life/what-is-robonomics-network-robot-as-a-service-and-future-parachain-of-polkadot-or-something-more-36deece9f3cb  Hi my name is Kierin and I'll be your your guide on your DeFi adventure. The DeFi space is complicated and dangerous. There are many scams, hacks, and people out there trying to take your money away from you. It's important to have the tools and knowledge to be safe in the space. Therefore, I'll be your map and compass to help you thrive on your yourney to financial independence.   🔥🚀MY FAVOURITE SERVICES 🔥🚀 ▶  Kraken : https://bit.ly/create-your-kraken-account-here▶  Coinbase (Get 10$ bonus) : http://bit.ly/buyandsellcrypto▶  Binance (Get 10% discount fees) : http://bit.ly/2TE6O87▶  Best Charts on Tradingview : http://bit.ly/31FLule▶  Hardware Wallet (Ledger): http://bit.ly/2KDk35V --------❤️ Let's Connect On Social Media---------- 🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/yourdefiguide The content of this video is not financial advice. You should not make any investments based on this video. I am not liable for any losses you may incur when trading crypto, always do your own research.  DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and then buy something, I may receive a commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  -- hashtags --  #polkadot #defi
22 min
Zero Knowledge
Zero Knowledge
Fredrik Harrysson, Anna Rose
Episode 169: Arkworks SNARK libraries with Pratyush Mishra
In this week’s episode, Anna (https://twitter.com/AnnaRRose) and Robert Habermeier (https://twitter.com/rphmeier) chat with Pratyush Mishra (https://twitter.com/zkproofs), co-author of the Arkworks toolkit. Arkworks is a collection of Rust libraries designed to simplify development with SNARKs, both for developing high-level application circuits and building custom SNARK implementations. Pratyush lays out what possibilities and trade-offs Arkworks offers, diving into the details of the Rust implementation and why it is the best language for developing cryptographic primitives. Anna, Rob and Pratyush then branch out into the philosophical and practical questions of open-source and blockchain development. Here are a few links to Arkworks and the topics they discussed: Arkworks GitHub (https://github.com/arkworks-rs) page and Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/FqkNt8u_OenonTJ4) group. Pratyush’s GitHub (https://github.com/Pratyush), Twitter (https://twitter.com/zkproofs) and Berkeley (https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~pratyushmishra/) pages. Bellman (https://github.com/zkcrypto/bellman) and Libsnark (https://github.com/scipr-lab/libsnark), some of the other libraries that are similar to Arkworks. The Celo (https://docs.celo.org/overview) and Mina (https://minaprotocol.com/docs) protocols, two major projects using Arkworks. Here (https://medium.com/cornellblockchain/a-brief-dive-into-zk-snarks-and-the-zokrates-toolbox-on-the-ethereum-blockchain-cb7bd7f00fdc) is a basic explainer of what projects like Arkworks are trying to do and why it’s useful, with a particular focus on ZoKrates, one of the languages Pratyush mentioned. Intros to Circom (https://iden3.io/circom), Leo (https://developer.aleo.org/developer/getting_started/overview/) and Zinc (https://github.com/matter-labs/zinc), some of the higher level languages. Be sure to subscribe to the zkMesh Newsletter (https://zkmesh.substack.com) - a monthly rundown of the latest in decentralised privacy-preserving technologies, privacy protocol development and zero knowledge systems research. Put together by Anna & Mikerah (HashCloak). Thank you to this week’s sponsor Least Authority (https://leastauthority.com). Least Authority is a security consulting and product development company known for pushing the limits on how to build privacy-respecting solutions. They are a team of security researchers, open source developers, privacy advocates and cryptographers. They have developed an end-to-end encrypted cloud storage product that minimizes the collection of any data related to its users, called PrivateStorage (https://privatestorage.io/). PrivateStorage implements privacy and security by design, not by policy. PrivateStorage is based on Tahoe-LAFS an open source distributed file store PrivateStorage is launching in the second half of this year. Visit PrivateStorage.io (https://privatestorage.io/) to learn more and to sign up to be notified about its release. *If you like what we do: * Follow us on Twitter @zeroknowledgefm (https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm) Join us on Telegram (https://t.me/joinchat/B_81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA) Catch us on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuM_g) Read up on the r/ZKPodcast subreddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/zkpodcast) Give us feedback! https://forms.gle/iKMSrVtcAn6BByH6A Support our Gitcoin Grant (https://gitcoin.co/grants/329/zero-knowledge-podcast-2) Support us on the ZKPatreon (https://www.patreon.com/zeroknowledge) Donate through coinbase.commerce (https://commerce.coinbase.com/checkout/f1e56274-c92b-4a99-802f-50727d651b38) *Or directly here: * ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
58 min
The "What is Money?" Show
The "What is Money?" Show
Robert Breedlove
The Saylor Series | Episode 9 | Economics, Inflation, Interest Rates, and Natural Competition
Michael Saylor joins me to discuss anthropology, energy, and technology from first principles as we build the intellectual foundation necessary to truly grasp the historic significance of Bitcoin. 00:00:00​ - Episode Trailer 00:01:06​ - Swan Bitcoin 00:03:22​ - Robert’s Intro Economics 00:06:46​ Science of Infectious Disease, Sterilization, & Antibiotics 00:08:33​ Economics with Dirty Money Defective Money is Toxic 00:09:33​ Meditations on Toxicity as a threat to life 00:11:33​ Inflation Myths & Misconceptions 00:12:33​ Jedi Mind Tricks in Economics –“No Inflation Here” 00:13:33​ Early Retirement in your Consumer Basket 00:15:06​ Questioning Basic Premises of Economics 00:15:23​ “We can’t tell people what to think, but we can tell them what to think about” 00:15:33​ 30 year Bond calc – Mistake Inflation & Interest Rates 00:17:09​ Inflation Coefficients & Drivers 00:18:49​ Scarcity in Real Estate & Goods 00:19:59​ Agreement on bleeding George Washington to death 00:20:33​ Energy content in products, services, & assets 00:23:33​ Cherry Picking the Inflation Bucket for CPI 00:25:02​ Obscene Asset Inflation 00:26:33​ Scarce= High Energy Value 00:27:07​ Inflation is Theft, but most don’t realize this 00:28:26​ Inflation is Freezing to Death 00:31:00​ Real Yields vs. Asset Inflation Rates 00:31:52​ Storing Value in Equity & Debt 00:34:47​ Why do Stocks always go up? 00:37:27​ Big Tech vs. the entire Equity market 00:38:14​ Darwinian Competition 00:40:04​ Humility & Stoicism 00:41:54​ Challenges of Competing & Commercializing Acquisitions 00:43:52​ The Law of Decimation & Murphy’s Law 00:45:14​ Underestimating the cost of maintenance on assets 00:45:47​ Dangers of Youthful Ambition & Empire Building 00:47:33​ 10% tithe as a continuing theme 00:49:11​ Words don’t matter – Actions matter 00:49:31​ Paradox of Marcus Aurelius & Imperial Virtue 00:52:03​ Marcus Aurelius & the Crypto Keys to Empire 00:53:53​ There is always time to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory Natural Competition 00:54:50​ Darwinian Vitality & Antifragilty 00:55:29​ Terrifying Natural Beauty 00:56:11​ Everything is at its finest when tomorrow is uncertain. 00:56:23​ Ants at War on a Sunny Day 00:57:52​ Lions & Antelope on Television 00:59:18​ Dynamic Equilibrium & Ecosystem Health 01:00:53​ Paradox of the Engineer vs. Zookeeper 01:01:30​ Easter Island Ecosystem Collapse 01:02:10​ Free Market is Economic Expression of Darwinian Equilibrium 01:03:33​ - Robert's Outro 01:42:27​ - End -- See My Work: https://linktr.ee/breedlove22​ Contribute Bitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7 Stack sats: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/breedlove/​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22​
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