What to Expect from Augur 2.0 - Tom Kysar, Forecast Foundation, Ep. 98
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Prediction markets platform Augur is launching its most important revamp to date - but can it resolve the challenges facing its low liquidity, clunky UX? Tom Kysar (@tomkysar), Head of Operations at Forecast Foundation, joins me in chatting:

  • The key elements in Augur v2 and how they will change everything
  • How Augur competes with centralized betting platforms
  • Why Dai is used in Augur, not ETH

Host: Jason Choi (@MrJasonChoi). If you enjoyed the show, consider tipping! This show is not financial advice.

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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. 

Zero Knowledge
Zero Knowledge
Fredrik Harrysson, Anna Rose
Episode 152: Blockchain analytics with Alex Svanevik from Nansen
In this week’s episode, guest host Tarun Chitra (https://twitter.com/tarunchitra) and Anna chat with Alex Svanevik (https://twitter.com/asvanevik?lang=en), CEO & cofounder of Nansen (https://nansen.ai). They cover crypto analytics, DeFi analytics as well as discuss the push and pull between a need for privacy and the need for blockchain transparency and data. Topics include: can DeFi and Privacy co-exist, how being aware of blockchain analytics could help people improve their opsec, the role of reputation in these systems, and, finally, how analytics in public blockchains may used as a novel marketing tactic (eg. when someone purposefully makes a big buy, knowing sophisticated traders are following their every move using these analytics tools and will see this as a signal to buy as well). Thanks to this week’s sponsor Aleo (https://aleo.org/) Aleo is the first platform for fully private applications. It uses blockchain and zero-knowledge cryptography to deliver a web experience that is both personal and private. With Aleo, developers can write private applications, without a background in blockchains or expertise in cryptography. Aleo has released Developer Preview I (https://developer.aleo.org/aleo/getting_started/overview/), an early peek at what the future of the web will look like. The release introduces a new programming language called Leo, a new community-driven package manager for Leo, and a new development environment or IDE called Aleo Studio (https://aleo.studio/). We recently had Howard Wu, a co-founder of Aleo, on the show for an interview - you can find that episode here (https://www.zeroknowledge.fm/144). Learn more about Aleo at https://aleo.org/ Thanks again Aleo! If you like what we do: Follow us on Twitter - @zeroknowledgefm -https://twitter.com/zeroknowledgefm Join us on Telegram -https://t.me/joinchat/B81tQ57-ThZg8yOSx5gjA Catch us on Youtube -https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYWsYz5cKw4wZ9Mpe4kuMg 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 Or directly here: ETH: 0xC0FFEE1B5083230a5154F55f253B6b6ae8F29B1a BTC: 1cafekGa3podM4fBxPSQc6RCEXQNTK8Zz ZEC: t1R2bujRF3Hzte9ALHpMJvY8t5kb9ut9SpQ
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Bankless
Bankless
Bankless
36 - The DeFi Blockspace Cycle | Nic Carter
🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: http://bankless.substack.com/ ✊ STARTING GUIDE BANKLESS: https://bit.ly/37Q17uI ❤️ JOIN PRIVATE DISCORD: https://bit.ly/2UVI10O 🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/ 👕 BUY BANKLESS TEE: https://merch.banklesshq.com/ ----- GO BANKLESS WITH THESE SPONSOR TOOLS: 🌐 UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS - HUMAN READABLE ETHEREUM & CRYPTO ADDRESSES https://bankless.cc/unstoppable 🌈 ZAPPER - ULTIMATE HUB FOR DEFI - ZAP INTO DEFI http://bankless.cc/zapper 💳 MONOLITH - GET THE HOLY GRAIL OF BANKLESS VISA CARDS https://bankless.cc/monolith 🤖YEARN - YIELD-SEEKING MONEY ROBOT THAT FARMS DEFI FOR YOU http://bankless.cc/yearn ------ 36 - The DeFi Blockspace Cycle | Nic Carter Nic Carter recently released an article titled "Public Blockchain Fee Cyclicality and Negative Feedback Loops"... ... simplified "transaction fees get higher, and that incentives people transact less, and then that lowers transaction fees and that incentives people to transact more" According to Nic, there's no equilibrium found upon public blockchains with inflexible block size; the demand to purchase blockspace will always be volatile, across all time frames. Another perspective: constraints on blockspace availability dramatically impacts the kind of usage that is feasible to happen on the base-layer blockchain. Transactors who are transacting large transactions will pay for higher fees! This severely impacts the markets that are supported by public blockchains! Constraints on block space are constraints on market participants! David, Ryan, and Nic go through Nic's process is disecting the data that created these conclusions. Nic gives his perspective as to the ultimate pattern that emerges from this data. David reads Nic's article aloud on the Bankless YouTube! Useful for listening to the episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ1X_3I5KrI&t=666s Actions & Resources: Read Nic’s articles Ethereum’s Fees Mean Choosing Between a World Computer and a Financial Network https://www.coindesk.com/ethereums-fees-mean-choosing-between-a-world-computer-and-a-financial-network Public Blockchain Fee Cyclicality and Negative Feedback Loops https://medium.com/@nic__carter/public-blockchain-fee-cyclicality-and-negative-feedback-loops-1620141a8a87 The Adaptive Markets Hypothesis Robert Low https://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2017/12/18/the-adaptive-markets-hypothesis-a-financial-ecosystems-survival-guide/ https://www.alphasimplex.com/wp-content/uploads/2004/09/The-Adaptive-Markets-Hypothesis.pdf ------ Don't stop at the video! Subscribe to the Bankless newsletter program http://bankless.substack.com/ Visit the official Bankless website for resources http://banklesshq.com/ Follow Bankless on Twitter https://twitter.com/BanklessHQ Follow Ryan on Twitter https://twitter.com/ryansadams Follow David on Twitter https://twitter.com/TrustlessState Follow DeFi Dad on Twitter https://twitter.com/DeFi_Dad ----- 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 we may add links in this channel to products we use. We may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. We'll always disclose when this is the case.
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The Scoop
The Scoop
The Block
LMAX's CEO breaks down the real impact of the U.K. crypto derivatives ban
The ban will take effect in January of next year, affecting crypto brokers, investment platforms, financial advisers and, of course, derivatives exchanges. But, David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Group, said what the ban really does is effectively halve the leverage. The FCA had already limited leverage to retail customers to two to one, now it's one to one.   "You've banned derivatives, but actually you've just halved leverage. It's one to one rather than two to one. That's all that's really happened," said Mercer. "What they're saying to everyone, you can own crypto assets you just can't own it on leverage. " Still, Mercer said there is a duty in capital markets to protect retail investors and firms have a duty of care. LMAX Group is a regulated broker in the U.K. trading mostly spot, but clients still pass suitability tests indicating their understanding of the product. Working with regulators, even when you disagree with them — and Mercer said he does disagree with the ban — is key. Mercer laid out why he thinks the FCA took such an aggressive approach on this issue as well as its implications on this episode of The Scoop. He also touched on: Why normal corporate firms are beginning to set aside part of their balance sheets to bitcoin, and why Mercer says it's inevitable that bigger traditional funds begin allocating portions of their portfolio to bitcoin How the market responded to regulator cases against Bitmex  The implications of the FCA ban and how the regulator's influence might change by ignoring crypto stakeholders Why he thinks a significant bank will move into the marketplace in 2021 and what that will do for crypto.
45 min
The Crypto Conversation
The Crypto Conversation
Brave New Coin
Bitcoin Bull Run - Targeting 20K by January
Josh Olszewicz is a professional crypto trader and analyst. In this episode Josh explains why he thinks a Bitcoin price target of $20K by January is reasonable. Plus Josh gives his views on DeFi, Monero, and announces his new crypto analysis YouTube channel for Brave New Coin. Guest: Josh Olszewicz Why you should listen: As we close out a volatile year, Bitcoin is looking extremely bullish. Josh says it is very possible that Bitcoin reaches a new all time high in the near future. “The way I look at it is to ask what is the rate of change in the current trend? That gives us a timeline for price expectation. This suggests that if the current rate of change continues we can expect that by January price should be somewhere around $18-$20k. Those numbers sound insane but as long as the trend remains intact, there aren’t many reasons to be bearish right now." Bitcoin has only a short history of the price being in five figures. The time it has spent above $12k is even shorter, just 61 days or so. To put this in context Josh says it’s important to note that “the biggest thing we're doing now is normalizing five digits versus four digits. In 2017 it was more of a parabolic rise, there were simply more buyers than sellers and price didn't really matter. When they aren't enough sellers to meet the demand the price just keeps going up. When you have a bull trend you have to let a runner run. If this goes to 20K people will feel euphoric, but it's just a number, it could go much higher.” Key takeaway: Josh has started a series of four new weekly videos for the Brave New Coin YouTube channel. Monday features Josh’s trading set-up for the week, Tuesday is trading tip Tuesday with a weekly trading tool breakdown, Wednesday is a DeFi roundup focusing on chart action for the leading DeFi tokens, and Thursday sees Josh look at the legacy charts such as equities and precious metals. Supporting links: Brave New Coin on YouTube Josh on Twitter 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.
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Unconfirmed
Unconfirmed
Laura Shin
Willy Woo on Why It's 'an Extremely Great Time to Buy Bitcoin' - Ep.148
Willy Woo, on-chain Bitcoin analyst and writer of “The Bitcoin Forecast,” a market intelligence newsletter, discusses how the Bitcoin markets have been changing amidst what may be a forthcoming ebbing of derivatives exchanges and a revival of the importance of spot exchanges. In this episode, he covers: * what the PayPal news means when there are currently only 23.4 million holders on chain, and only 101 million active unique accounts at centralized exchanges * why "old hands" in Bitcoin have been changing their behaviors recently, selling at bottoms, rather than tops * how derivatives exchanges have influenced Bitcoin price action * why price moves in Bitcoin are likely to be less volatile going forward * how he's detecting the purchase of Bitcoin off spot exchanges by whales and corporate treasuries * how these shifts are affecting crypto infrastructure players * how the price of Bitcoin moves for every dollar invested and what his projection is based on that * why, as the price of BTC rises, he's currently seeing HODLers holding tighter than ever * by when he believes we'll see sovereign wealth funds investing in Bitcoin * by when he says we'll see a $50,000 Bitcoin * why the Bitcoin NVT ratio indicates it's an "extremely great time to buy Bitcoin" * why he doesn't focus much on ether, how he thinks it will perform under Ethereum 2.0 and why things could change if Ethereum Improvement Proposal 1559 is implemented and transaction fees end up being burned Thank you to our sponsor! Crypto.com: http://crypto.com Episode links: Willy Woo: https://twitter.com/woonomic The Bitcoin Forecast: https://willywoo.substack.com His charts and models: http://charts.woobull.com PayPal news: https://www.reuters.com/article/paypal-cryptocurrency/update-1-paypal-to-open-up-network-to-cryptocurrencies-idUSL1N2HC0PL Willy's tweet about dormancy: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1318154088635224065 Willy on how coins on spot exchanges are dropping: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1313798080236380160?s=20 Willy on NVT ratio: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1315839269148086272 Willy on ETH: https://twitter.com/woonomic/status/1313099814041653248?s=20
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Untold Stories
Charlie Shrem | BlockWorks Group
How to Work Full Time in Crypto with Rob “Crypto Bobby” Paone, Founder of Proof of Talent
Rob “Crypto Bobby” Paone, Founder of Proof of Talent, joins Charlie Shrem on today’s episode of Untold Stories. Rob and Charlie discuss Proof of Talent, bull markets, crypto talent pool, crypto jobs, digital securities, hiring potential, Bitcoin, centralized organizations, Microstrategies, corporate strategies, youtube growth, market research, and building a company in crypto. ––– Coingaming was formed when one Australian professional poker player, who knew first-hand the importance of fun, fast and fair gaming, met two Estonian tech whizzes who just so happened to be vanguards of Bitcoin. From there, Coingaming’s ecosystem of brands and products evolved, breathing new life into the gaming industry. Now with 400+ people, Coingaming is behind some of the world’s most innovative crypto gaming brands and is on a mission to further awareness of cryptocurrencies across the globe. ––– Permission Permission.io enables people to earn rewards for doing the same things online they do every day by empowering them to take back ownership of their personal data from Silicon Valley startups. People can now decide which brands and online retailers can target them with ads, and use the rewards earned for viewing them to pay for goods and services available online. Go to www.permission.io/charlie for a sign up bonus. ––– This podcast is powered by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworksgroup.io
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Unchained
Laura Shin
Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks on Crypto Banks - Ep.196
Brian Brooks got his start in traditional finance before joining Coinbase in 2018 and is currently the acting comptroller of the currency. In this episode, he discusses: * how his background in traditional financial services led him to take a position at Coinbase * whether the role blockchain and crypto will likely play in the financial future is being recognized at the federal level * whether or not banks have always had the authority to custody crypto for their customers * how he expects things to unfold in the coming years as banks begin to become more involved in crypto custody * his thoughts on Kraken and others launching crypto banks and whether it will lead to the founding of other crypto banks * how his office is pushing for a national fintech charter, and how it could affect less crypto-friendly states * whether banks that work with crypto companies supporting unhosted wallets are prohibited from holding stablecoin reserves * whether or not OCC regulations cover DeFi, and the regulatory challenges that open source protocols present * whether he sees a time when governments and regulators participate in the governance of crypto platforms * what roles he thinks public and private sectors, as well as commercial banks, should play in the creation of a central bank digital currency * what stance the OCC might take around privacy in blockchain transactions * how U.S. regulators can offer more clarity to the crypto industry * and how he thinks the pandemic, its effect on the economy, and the government’s response through stimulus will affect the crypto industry Thank you to our sponsor! Crypto.com: https://www.crypto.com Episode links: Brian Brooks: https://twitter.com/BrianBrooksOCC Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: https://www.occ.gov Letter to authorize banks to provide crypto custody services for customers: https://www.occ.gov/topics/charters-and-licensing/interpretations-and-actions/2020/int1170.pdf The significance of the letter for banks and crypto companies: https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthougan/2020/07/27/the-occs-notice-on-crypto-is-a-really-big-deal/#13aad8806301 The OCC’s statement on federally chartered banks and crypto custody: https://www.occ.gov/news-issuances/news-releases/2020/nr-occ-2020-98.html His support for a federal licensing framework for crypto companies: https://www.coindesk.com/us-banking-regulator-suggests-federal-licensing-framework-for-crypto-firms Questions about the OCC’s stablecoin guidance https://www.coindesk.com/questions-occ-first-guidance-stablecoins CSBS “One Company, One Exam” policy: https://www.coindesk.com/csbs-firms-explained Battle with states over federal licensing program: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/31/currency-comptroller-reshape-banking-406393 FinCEN’s 2019 Regulatory Guidance: https://www.fincen.gov/news/news-releases/new-fincen-guidance-affirms-its-longstanding-regulatory-framework-virtual Federal Reserve says it is exploring a central bank digital currency: https://www.coindesk.com/fed-reserve-evaluating-digital-dollar-but-benefits-still-unclear-says-chairman His view that a CBDC should be designed by the private sector: https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/69216/heres-how-brian-brooks-disagrees-with-fed-chair-jerome-powell-on-the-digital-dollar The OCC’s Financial Inclusion Project: https://www.occ.gov/topics/consumers-and-communities/minority-outreach/project-reach.html
49 min
The Bad Crypto Podcast
The Bad Crypto Podcast
Joel Comm and Travis Wright
Building a Better Ethereum with Ben Jorgensen of Lattice Network
Building a Better Ethereum with Ben Jorgensen of Lattice Network To say Ethereum has issues is an understatement. While Vitalik’s little project that could soldiers forth with massive adoption and equally massive uncertainty, other blockchains have surfaced which fix many of the problems inherent in the current Ethereum code. In this episode, we welcome Ben Jorgensen of Lattice Network to the show to discuss some of the alternatives and how they are leveraging the power of Ethereum and Constellation to build a better ethereum. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/455 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/google Spotify: http://badco.in/spotify FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @BadCrypto - @joelcomm - @teedubya Facebook: /BadCrypto - /JoelComm - /teedubyaw Facebook Mastermind Group: /BadCrypto LinkedIn: /in/joelcomm - /in/teedubya Instagram: @BadCryptoPodcast Email: badcryptopodcast[at]gmail[dot]com Phone: SEVEN-OH-8-88FIVE- 90THIRTY DONATE CRYPTO TO THE SHOW: If you'd like to donate a bit of cryptocurrency to The Bad Crypto Podcast, feel free to send copious amounts to the following locations: $BTC: Bitcoin: 3GMgCH4dFUHSLdrPnLwEsfKPVnLnoGbzGZ $ETH Ethereum: 0x1ccE8A04fa6743eD1D24cA063c7543D43B42F328 $LTC Litecoin: LavXqTWVHebEgVhBXdg3Hue3xEAmgtxLgr $DOGE Dogecoin: DMngvNMX1U8Sg8PkDjCC3UTS8Mmn9RqTP5 DISCLAIMER: Do your own due diligence and research. Joel Comm and Travis Wright are NOT FINANCIAL ADVISORS. We are sharing our journey with you as we learn more about this crazy little thing called cryptocurrency. We make NO RECOMMENDATIONS. Don't take anything we say as gospel. Do not come to our homes with pitchforks because you lost money by listening to us. We only share with you what we are learning and what we are investing it. We will never "pump or dump" any cryptocurrencies. Take what we say with a grain of salt. You must research this stuff on your own! Just know that we will always strive for RADICAL TRANSPARENCY with any show associations. Support the show: https://badcryptopodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40 min
Kierin on DeFi & Crypto - Ethereum
Kierin on DeFi & Crypto - Ethereum
Kierin Mulholland - DeFi & Crypto Videos
DeFi News - Dangerous Smart Contracts, ETH 2.0 Prysm, Frontrunner bots and Optimistic Layer2 scaling
DeFi News - Dangerous Smart Contracts, Frontrunner bots and Layer2 scaling  ▶Get exclusive updates on Patreon: http://bit.ly/support-my-youtube-channel▶Business inquiries: yourdefiguide@gmail.com  Hi my name is Kierin, let me be your guide to DeFi your DeFi adventure. The DeFi space is complicated and dangerous. There are many scams, hacks and people out there trying to take your money away from you. I want you to be safe! Therefore, I'll be your map and compass to help you on your journey to financial freedom.   🔥🚀MY FAVOURITE SERVICES 🔥🚀 ▶  Kraken : https://bit.ly/create-your-kraken-account-here▶  Coinbase (Get 10$ 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---------- 💹Cryptobulls: https://cryptobulls.info/🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/cryptobullsinfo👩‍🚀 discord: https://discord.gg/QzCYjfy 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 -- https://www.theblockcrypto.com/data/on-chain-metrics/ethereum https://medium.com/@optimismPBC/improving-ux-on-l2-ff2f88f44836 https://medium.com/solana-labs/wormhole-solana-ethereum-bridge-d5502e944acb https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/15/luxury-watch-maker-breitling-issues-digital-certificates-on-the-ethereum-blockchain/ https://www.reddit.com/r/ethtrader/comments/jbmamz/whilst_others_were_busy_in_noticing_grayscales/ https://medium.com/prysmatic-labs/prysm-eth2-client-web-interface-now-live-feb278f4aa15 https://medium.com/zengo/unicats-go-phishing-eaf39ff9da64 https://medium.com/@danrobinson/ethereum-is-a-dark-forest-ecc5f0505dff https://sergeypotekhin.com/detect-ethereum-front-runners/ https://twitter.com/BandProtocol/status/1313107750352609280 https://u.today/chainlink-now-lets-you-control-your-tesla-car https://twitter.com/BTC_Revolution/status/1316312067482279936/photo/1 #ethereum #ethereum20 #ethereumnews #defi
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