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Mission: DeFi

Mission: DeFi

By Brad Nickel
Mission DeFi showcases innovation in the DeFi ecosystem. Our mission is to advance the cause of freedom that decentralized finance & cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Bitcoin, and many others represent. Hosted by Brad Nickel with 26 years of experience in tech, startups, & crypto, he interviews and profiles innovative projects, their founders, & provides how-tos for investing in the DeFi ecosystem. Mission: DeFi is presented by Material Indicators(https://materialindicators.com) & Blacknox (https://blacknox.com)
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DeFi Lunch (Ep 157) - June 24, 2022 - Learn how to earn more with @AnkrStaking with @FilipeDeFi from @Ankr
We had a great time getting to know Filipe from Ankr Staking and learning everything about the first liquid staking project in the world. Gain insights into how you can earn more with staking for multiple blockchains including Fantom, Binance Chain, Ethereum, Avalanche, and much more. You also will learn how you can earn more or borrow against the derivative token for the platform.  Not only will you learn about the platform, the Ankr ecosystem, and how you can leverage it for earnings, but you also get to hear about Filipe's career path from Financial Advisor to Product owner.  Project Name: Anke Staking Project URL: https://www.ankr.com/staking/stake/ Project Twitter: https://twitter.com/ankrstaking Project Telegram: https://t.me/ankrstaking Project Discord: https://discord.gg/hs2SK9pBXP Project Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ankr/ Guest Name: Filipe G. Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/FilipeDeFi Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.   This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.
01:07:10
June 25, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 156) - June 23, 2022 - Douchebag of the week - Michael Saylor, Solar BTC Mining, #Deglobalization @PeterZeihan, @Nexo rollup, @coinbase KYR,
The End of The World Is Just Beginning - https://www.amazon.com/End-World-Just-Beginning-Globalization/dp/006323047X The End Of The World Is Just Beginning For Shipping - https://gcaptain.com/end-of-the-world-is-just-beginning-book-review/ Douchebag of the week is Michael Saylor - https://www.business2community.com/crypto-news/microstrategy-ceo-michael-saylor-calls-for-crypto-regulation-02509375 Polygon's MATIC Up 20% Amid Whale Accumulation, Carbon Neutrality Push - https://decrypt.co/103632/polygons-matic-up-20-amid-whale-accumulation-carbon-neutrality-push Nexo to start acquiring crypto firms - https://nexo.io/blog/the-great-crypto-consolidation-nexos-role-in-aiding-businesses-and-investors NHL Launching NFT Marketplace for Hockey Collectibles - https://decrypt.co/103617/nhl-launching-nft-marketplace-for-hockey-collectibles Coinbase enforcing Know Your Recipient on customers in Netherlands - https://help.coinbase.com/en/coinbase/trading-and-funding/sending-or-receiving-cryptocurrency/sending-crypto-nl?utm_source=Iterable Solar-Powered Bitcoin Miner Starts Operations Despite Difficult Market - https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/23/new-solar-powered-bitcoin-miner-launches-operations-despite-difficult-market/ Crypto lending platform Nexo has appointed Citibank to advise on acquisitions during the current market turmoil - https://twitter.com/cointelegraph/status/1539848246498971649?s=28&t=L9wGTUvosrHqR2EVA-rkkA Crypto Lending Platform Maple Finance Latest To Warn of ‘Insufficient Cash’ Amid Market Turmoil - https://blockworks.co/crypto-lender-maple-finance-latest-to-warn-of-insufficient-cash-amid-market-turmoil/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20NL%20Tuesday%206.21.22&utm_term=Daily%20Newsletter Bitcoin billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried bails out embattled crypto firms BlockFi and Voyager - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/22/sam-bankman-fried-rescues-crypto-lenders-blockfi-voyager.html Coinbase killing Pro and customers are annoyed about getting ripped off even worse than they already were - https://twitter.com/b05crypto/status/1539781119050190849
48:60
June 23, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 155) - June 22, 2022 - @BungeeExchange, Draper Bitcoin Studio, Bitcoin Miners dumping,
Draper Decentralized Studio - https://studio.draperx.vc/ Bungee Cross Chain Bridge Aggregator - https://bungee.exchange/ Bitcoin miners sold their entire May harvest: report - https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-miners-sold-their-entire-may-harvest-report?utm_source=Telegram&utm_medium=social NFT Marketplace Volume Crashes $12 Billion to New 2022 Lows - https://beincrypto.com/nft-marketplace-volume-12-billion-2022-lows/
57:56
June 23, 2022
Mission DeFi EP 64 - Scoopy Trooples ( @scupytrooples ) from @AlchemixFi on the project & what founders should know
One of my favorite people in DeFi -> @scupytrooples is on Mission: DeFi. * Where @AlchemixFi is & what's next * What he would advise new founders about building in #DeFi * Do Kwon, the industry/market, the path forward and much more! Don't miss it! https://www.missiondefi.com/scoopy2 Guest Name: Scoopy Trooples Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/scupytrooples Project Name: Alchemix Project URL: https://alchemix.fi/ Project Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlchemixFi
01:08:39
June 22, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 154) - June 21, 2022 - @XBT3D explains why he's a #btcmaxi & his predictions on price, @farmerdbrown on population economics,
Our friend Shaun (https://twitter.com/XBT3D) goes through his 5 standards for money and why he thinks Bitcoin is the only currency that fits.  Shaun is an algorithmic trader and spends his days monitoring thousands of trades daily from the algos he writes himself, including for Bitcoin Hedge Funds. Known and unchangeable monetary policy that can't be changed Decentralization - Option for self custody. Accessible in time and space Fungibility Put it to use - buy things, earn yield, collateral against a loan, etc.  We also discussed his predictions for the market in the coming months.  Farmer D. Brown - Demographics are destiny. This chart is the most predictable and investable trend of our lifetimes. - https://twitter.com/farmerdbrown/status/1537792750120484865
01:28:47
June 22, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 153) - June 20, 2022 - Ultimate DCA with @Liquity #RadicalDecentralization, @solendprotocol mess, @CryptoRank_io cool tool & More
The ultimate DCA using liquidations at @Liquity - https://twitter.com/korpi87/status/1538490313110880256 The Solend Mess - https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/20/defi-protocol-solend-passes-governance-vote-to-reverse-emergency-powers/ Coinbase is facing class-action suits over unstable stablecoins GYEN, USTC - https://cointelegraph.com/news/coinbase-is-facing-class-action-suits-over-unstable-stablecoins-gyen-terrausd Cool tool - https://cryptorank.io/ Another Terra/ Luna lawsuit - https://twitter.com/tier10k/status/1538151023692374016?s=21&t=e9gtLmOUDes3LzBVgsv2GA QAnon influencers are now reportedly defrauding their followers via cryptocurrency scams - https://cryptonewsbtc.org/2022/06/20/qanon-influencers-are-now-reportedly-defrauding-their-followers-via-cryptocurrency-scams/ Crypto lending firm Celsius asks users for more time to fix issues - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/20/celsius-asks-users-for-more-time-to-fix-issues-after-withdrawal-freeze.html Sam Bankman-Fried: FTX Has 'Responsibility' to Step In and Stem Crypto Contagion - https://decrypt.co/103319/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-has-responsibility-to-step-in-and-stem-crypto-contagion Korea bars Terra developers from leaving the country - https://www.theblock.co/post/153048/terra-developers-in-korea-barred-from-leaving-the-country Bancor’s Impermanent Loss Protection is temporarily paused - https://blog.bancor.network/market-conditions-update-june-19-2022-e5b857b39336 Walken is now the largest P2E game - https://twitter.com/b05crypto/status/1538643861089701888 Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.   This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.
58:20
June 21, 2022
Mission DeFi EP 63 - Trade at the Speed of Light with Bloxroute - Uri Klarman - founder and CEO / @bloXrouteLabs / @uriklarman
Optimizing trades in DeFi is difficult and timing is a real problem. In addition, MEV can make it a real nightmare and actually cost us money.  Bloxroute has optimized all the network connections of blockchain and made it function literally at the speed of light. It is an amazing system used by the largest traders in the space, but is also available to everyone.  Uri Klarman is building a powerful platform at Bloxroute and one you will want to be familiar with.  Project Name: Bloxroute Project URL: https://bloxroute.com/ Project Twitter: https://twitter.com/bloXrouteLabs Guest Name: Uri Klarman Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/uriklarman
01:09:39
June 20, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 152) - June 17, 2022 - @0x_illuminati amazing DeFi resources, @BeanstalkFarms status, 3AC disgust, @0xmaki & others help retail & $FEI, $rETH on Maker & more
Amazing DeFi investing & learning resources at https://0xilluminati.com/ ☹️ things aren't going great with the Beanstalk barn raise so far - https://app.bean.money/ Three Arrows Capital positions liquidated by FTX, Deribit and BitMEX - https://www.theblock.co/post/152665/ftx-deribit-bitmex-liquidated-three-arrows-capital Maki, Sam Kazemian, Zeus/OlympusDAO, Babylon, and Tetra get together to do the right thing for retail & Fei PCV in the Fuse exploit - https://twitter.com/0xmaki/status/1537605163464110080?s=28 MakerDAO approves rETH for collateral - https://twitter.com/rocket_pool/status/1537590339250589702?s=28&t=IhPmKb7BX5JjKqzIcXiafg Biggest ‘stETH’ Pool Almost Empty, Complicating Exit for Would-Be Sellers - https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2022/06/17/biggest-steth-pool-almost-empty-complicating-exit-for-would-be-sellers/ Quickswap's new interface and prediction markets - https://beta.quickswap.exchange/#/prdt Tether market cap shrinks below US$70B, lowest since October 2021 - https://forkast.news/headlines/tether-market-cap-lowest-since-october-2021/ Tether Condemns False Rumours About Its Commercial Paper Holdings - https://tether.to/en/tether-condemns-false-rumours-about-its-commercial-paper-holdings/ @optimismPBC selected Ankr to launch a public RPC after another provider couldn't handle the load during the OP airdrop - https://twitter.com/joshneuroth/status/1537515844795650048?s=20&t=ZaqgmqSDQ-MUlvkHnWa74w Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.   This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.
57:06
June 19, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 151) - June 16, 2022 - Japan's bond issues, @punk6529 on crypto in metaverse, @feiprotocol on repayment, @Coinbase layoffs mess,
Fei Protocol on Exploit Repayment -  https://medium.com/@fei-labs/fei-labs-at-this-time-cannot-support-or-endorse-any-proposal-which-includes-use-of-protocol-aecaea999c47 https://www.tally.xyz/governance/eip155:1:0x0BEF27FEB58e857046d630B2c03dFb7bae567494/proposal/54737972228715148291831450377954475770670423675395942151334883116464258243647 Why crypto needs the metaverse - https://twitter.com/punk6529/status/1536046825047736326 3 Stages of a bear market - https://twitter.com/JasonYanowitz/status/1536365738906202112 Telegram guy was a hoax - https://twitter.com/b05crypto/status/1537443038452035587 Coinbase layoffs were a complete mess - https://twitter.com/misyrlena/status/1537124794864390145 ZachXBT reveals a 22k ETH scammer - https://twitter.com/zachxbt/status/1537435280176623616 Tesla and SpaceX sued over doge - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-16/musk-tesla-spacex-are-sued-for-alleged-dogecoin-pyramid-scheme#xj4y7vzkg Circle launches EURC - https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/06/16/usdc-issuer-circle-to-introduce-euro-backed-stablecoin-in-us/ Japan's bond woes - https://twitter.com/WClementeIII/status/1537440549157777408 Spain’s largest airline Vueling adopts Bitcoin as a payment method for tickets - https://finbold.com/spains-largest-airline-vueling-adopts-bitcoin-as-a-payment-method-for-tickets/
51:18
June 16, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 150) - June 15, 2022 - The Macro picture, 3 Arrows Capital/ Zhu So Collapse, Celsius, What projects and Investors should do next,
We cover all the news of the latest collapse and the idiots at centralized large companies that can't control their arrogance and greed enough to think about the impact to the ecosystem.  Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.   This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.
01:03:15
June 15, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 149) - June 14, 2022 - Ben Lakoff (@benlakoff) of Charged Particles(@DefiNft) discusses #NFTs as #DeFi containers.
Ben Lakoff (@benlakoff) of Charged Particles (@DefiNft) discusses #NFTs as #DeFi containers. Learn more: https://www.charged.fi/ Also: Monitoring the stETH/ETh Curve pool imbalance - https://curve.fi/steth Justin Sun trolls by repeating Do Kwon while his USDD project loses peg - https://twitter.com/b05crypto/status/1536716837492297730 Ripple counsel slams SEC for trying to bulldoze and bankrupt crypto - https://cointelegraph.com/news/ripple-counsel-slams-sec-for-trying-to-bulldoze-and-bankrupt-crypto?utm_source=Telegram&utm_medium=social Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.   This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.
01:02:41
June 14, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 148) - June 13, 2022 - The Celsius Mess, Do Kwon loses a fight, USDD loses it's peg & more
Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.   This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.
54:52
June 13, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 147) - June 9, 2022 - $ETH merge by @parithosh_j / @Checkout stables settlement / @bobanetwork $FTM / @robindavidji on tokenomics / @SalomonCrypto on PCV / @optimismPBC fail /
Checkout​.com launches 24/7 stablecoin settlement in partnership with Fireblocks - https://cointelegraph.com/news/checkout-com-launches-24-7-stablecoin-settlement-in-partnership-with-fireblocks?utm_source=Telegram&utm_medium=social Boba's hybrid compute launches on Fantom and why it is important - https://fantom.foundation/blog/boba-network-to-integrate-with-fantom/ Solace investment insurance is live on Fantom - https://twitter.com/SolaceFi/status/1532802908999254017 Robin D. Ji | LiquiFi (Carta for crypto) @robindavidji outlines current launch tokenomics vs past and what projects should do - https://twitter.com/robindavidji/status/1534553671203139584?s=20&t=bqbP-ogxXg4rsyYV_1cDpA Haym Salomon - @SalomonCrypto on PCV and the projects that have it right - https://twitter.com/SalomonCrypto/status/1532751499486498816
48:50
June 09, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 146) - June 8, 2022 - @0xPolygon is killing & why $Matic / @zrowgz joins to discuss @BeanstalkFarms Barn Raise $BEAN / @Stepnofficial $BST is up / @iearnfinance adopts @llamapay_io /
Our friend Eamon joined us to discuss the Beanstalk Farms barn raise - https://app.bean.money/ - https://twitter.com/zrowgz Homemade sodas Unifi protocol goes 10X, but what the hell is it? - https://dropstab.com/unifi-protocol-dao @Stepn token explodes @iearnfinance adopts @llamapay_io and why it is strategically  important to niche down your strategy - https://twitter.com/iearnfinance/status/1533555526302412802 Polygon is killing it and why/how they are - https://twitter.com/0xPolygon - https://polygon.technology/ Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.   This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.
51:41
June 08, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 145) - June 7, 2022 - Guest @coreycottrell from @theupliftworld - Minecraft Metaverse / Lummis Gillibrand Crypto regulations bill
Our friend Corey Cottrell joined us to talk about all the news of their metaverse on Minecraft that ia growing rapidly and how he took over complete ownership for their DAO.  We discussed the Lummis/Gillibrand crypto regulation bill Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.   This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.
59:42
June 08, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 144) - June 6, 2022 - @CelerNetwork bridge / @Coinbase hiring screwups / @Danielesesta @Wonderland_fi at it again / @RichardHeartWin - Douchebaggery / @thedefiedge on ibonds
Brad tried the Celer Network bridge and loved it - https://cbridge.celer.network/#/transfer Coinbase told new hires they wouldn't rescuind offers and then did - https://twitter.com/TeamBlind/status/1532769735393169410?s=20&t=1CsjGpBQTsnvr8xJVi8tVQ Brad reported on Daniele Sestas latest shenanigans at Wonderland - https://twitter.com/b05crypto/status/1532889158640979968?s=20&t=1CsjGpBQTsnvr8xJVi8tVQ 5 reasons why Bitcoin could be a better long-term investment than gold - https://cointelegraph.com/news/5-reasons-why-bitcoin-could-be-a-better-long-term-investment-than-gold Cool tools in DeFi - Burner Wallets - https://xdai.io/ Bloomberg Analyst Predicts Huge Reversal in Gold, Bonds and Bitcoin as One Crypto ‘Revolutionizes’ Fintech - https://dailyhodl.com/2022/06/05/bloomberg-analyst-predicts-huge-reversal-in-gold-bonds-and-bitcoin-as-one-crypto-revolutionizes-fintech/ Richard Heart douchbaggery - https://twitter.com/RichardHeartWin/status/1533533572551802881 - https://twitter.com/b05crypto/status/1533625505794166793 DefiEdge with great ibonds insights - https://twitter.com/thedefiedge/status/1533784175337037825?s=28&t=Mgi21Pf-1FjqXYZxKXdneA Binance Labs Makes Strategic Investment in PancakeSwap - https://www.binance.com/en/blog/ecosystem/binance-labs-makes-strategic-investment-in-pancakeswap-421499824684903961
01:00:48
June 08, 2022
Mission DeFi EP 62 - Marcello Mari of SingularityDAO - AI in DeFi for better investing outcomes
Former Tech Crunch journalist joins Brad to discuss SingularityDAO a sister project to SingularityNet that is using AI to provide better outcomes for DeFi investors.  We discuss how they got started, his cofounders, what it is like moving into the role of a CEO in DeFi, the ecosystem, communities, and much more.  Project Name: SingularityDAO Project URL: https://singularitydao.ai/ Project Twitter: https://twitter.com/singularityDAO Guest Name: Marcello Mari Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/DotNever I really enjoyed getting to know Marcello and I think you will get a lot out of this episode. 
01:04:06
June 06, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 143) - June 3, 2022 - Special Guest: Sam Forman(@pgpsam) from @SturdyFinance a powerful new lending platform,
Special Guest: Sam Forman from Sturdy Finance Sturdy is a 0% interest lending protocol that incentivizes lending by staking deposited collateral. Currently available on Fantom and launching today on Ethereum mainnet. Website: https://sturdy.finance/ Discord: https://discord.gg/tRVHp6Vx5N Twitter: https://twitter.com/SturdyFinance Sam's Twitter: https://twitter.com/pgpsam Here's what's in New York's new bitcoin mining ban - https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/03/heres-whats-in-new-yorks-new-bitcoin-mining-ban-.html Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.   This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.
57:01
June 03, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 142) - June 2, 2022 - @RitualTypist about the @gelatonetwork spinout he's leading - @ArrakisFinance, $SOL crashes again, @CryptoHayes - Shut it Down! & more $GEL $SPICE $BTC
Guest: Kassandra - @RitualTypist leading @ArrakisFinance spun out of @gelatonetwork Arrakis Finance - Web3's Liquidity Layer Lock $GEL to receive $SPICE Gelato Governance Dashboard Arrakis Discord - https://discord.gg/arrakisfinance Major crypto firms reportedly cut up to 10% of staff amid bear market What does this mean for the status of NFTs and tokens in crypto as it relates to securities regulations? Former OpenSea exec arrested and charged with insider trading of NFTs | TechCrunch VCs not seeing a bear market for their investments - Binance's VC arm raises $500 million fund — its first with outside capital Love this protocol and its potential beyond initial use case - (2) skøgard on Twitter: "Today, Cell protocol finally goes LIVE on Ethereum mainnet. https://t.co/ZpfZXPQMad" / Twitter Cell Intro Solana crashed again for 4.5 hours and is losing credibility daily and value - Solana just crashed once again. Our nodes saw block production flatline at around 16:26 UTC. The network has been dead for exactly an hour and looks like validators will have to coordinate a restart on Discord. https://t.co/Vb50V8xbcU" / Twitter Solana blockchain suffers new network outage https://t.co/aeJMf8dI3V" / Twitter Solana current price chart, SOL to USD, total market cap | DropsTab Arthur Hayes with another brilliantly written piece on what we are facing in the future for crypto and the wider economy - Shut it Down! by Arthur Hayes | Jun, 2022 | Entrepreneur's Handbook
55:46
June 02, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 141) - June 1, 2022 - Own your content! - Leo(@leonardkish) of Cortex(@app_cortex) / #W2E @walken_io closes $4.7m / @aptoslabs /
Leo Kish from Cortex joins us to discuss their powerful new decentralized content and social media platform so that users can own their data.  https://www.crtx.app/info.html https://twitter.com/app_cortex https://twitter.com/leonardkish Walken the strongest entry in the Walk To Earn field with a high caliber team announces closing $4.7 million round.  https://twitter.com/walken_io/status/1532006409847640069?s=20&t=c022EnwsIp__Tk589wKQsA https://cointelegraph.com/press-releases/move-to-earn-wellness-project-walken-seals-47m-funding-round Aptos Labs that is bringing the Meta blockchain Diem out raised funds from Paypal Ventures https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/05/31/paypal-ventures-invested-in-team-reviving-diem-blockchain/ Stellar goes to bed with MoneyGram. Not really in the spirit of crypto.  https://www.investing.com/news/cryptocurrency-news/moneygram-partners-with-stellar-to-develop-stablecoin-remittance-platform-and-eyes-el-salvador-partnership-2832012 Stablecoin balances on exchanges at record high https://twitter.com/cryptounfolded/status/1530130213073473536?s=20&t=1GFyB2cIlV9VSjQrw8uLzQ Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.   This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.
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June 01, 2022
DeFi Lunch (Ep 140) - May 31, 2022 - Sex2Earn?, @Quantify_Crypto tools, Anti-crypto activists, @Superfluid_HQ merch!, @tesseract_fi down, ETH reorg FUD, @YieldGuild & moronic @MeritCircle_IO
- Brad's Superfluid merch - Quantify Crypto's great trading and analysis tools for CEX and DeFi - Economic macro indicators and status from Joe - Merit Circle DAO's moronic move on their investors YGG - The ridiculous & dishonest anti-crypto activists. Molly White is becoming the crypto world's biggest critic  - Teseract shitting down - Token project red flags by @uniwhalesio - How to grow a small amount of $ into a large amount by - @Cov_duk - SEXN finance - Sex2 Earn?  - Learn to be a blockchain dev for free - @PatrickAlphaC - The nothing burger of the Ethereum reorg - $90 million Terra exploit unreported - Cory Booker speaks to the values and capabilities of crypto to help those most harmed by banks, check cashing, etc.  Joe Cawley and Brad Nickel cover the DeFi news of the day, new opportunities in the space including liquidity pools, yield farming, staking, and much more.   This is not financial advice. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. This is just the opinions of Brad Nickel, Joe Cawley, and our guests. None of us are financial advisors. Trading, participating, yield farming, liquidity pools, and all of DeFi and crypto is high risk and dangerous. If you decide to participate, do your own research. Never count on the research of others. We don't know what we are talking about and you can lose all your money. Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because you probably will lose it all.
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May 31, 2022
Mission DeFi EP 61 - Matt Luongo wants to get us out of the centralized wallet trap we are in with Tally Ho
Tally Ho is an open source wallet and soon DAO to make wallets safer, easier to use and more powerful, while eliminating our centralized dependence on other wallet companies. The product is being built by Thesis headed by my guest Mll Luongo and they have an amazing history of success in crypto / DeFi. Project Name: Tally Ho Project Website: https://tally.cash/ Project Twitter: https://twitter.com/tallycash Project Discord: https://chat.tally.cash/ Guest Name: Matt Luongo Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/mhluongo
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May 27, 2022