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103. TBR - Will You Become a Bitcoin Champion?

103. TBR - Will You Become a Bitcoin Champion?

January 21, 2021

We transition from President Trump to President Biden we anticipated a lot of friction during the inauguration, but nothing happened. This is good news as we're able to continue evaluating where the crypto market goes with what could be far less distractions. We also experiment with short form content on Youtube to test out a few assumptions and it seems to be gaining more traction. We discuss why blockchains need to merge onto a single network in order to sustain a larger audience. The world's money in a visualization helps bring perspective at how small cryptocurrency industry actually is. Finally, the derivatives market is so large no one really knows how big it is, but cryptocurrency projects are beginning to tackle this market which could bring significant amount of attention to the space.

Topics:

  1. First up, Why Blockchains Need to Merge to a Single Network
  2. Next, Will the New Administration Affect the Cryptocurrency Industry?
  3. Then, How Big is the Cryptocurrency Industry?
  4. Finally, The Crypto Market Tackles the Derivatives Market.

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102. TBR - Bitcoin Dream is Dead, Trump Impeached Twice & The Million Dollar Bitcoin

102. TBR - Bitcoin Dream is Dead, Trump Impeached Twice & The Million Dollar Bitcoin

January 14, 2021

We take a step back and reflect on the current events happening within the world and how much of it impacts the price of Bitcoin. There are many factors in the economy that impact the price of cryptocurrencies. As we surpass a major milestone of $1 trillion collective market cap we are beginning to turn a tide with institutions. Trump being impeached twice will how ramifications for the crypto industry with the future being even more uncertain. We discuss whether or not the Bitcoin dream is actually dead or if its a click bait title. How will humanity adjust to a multi-million dollar Bitcoin? Will countries construct their own cryptocurrency that's pegged to Bitcoin? Finally we measure retail investor involvement in crypto.

Topics:

  1. First up, Trump Gets Impeached Twice and What that Means for Bitcoin
  2. Next, The Bitcoin Dream is Dead?
  3. Then, How Will Humanity Adapt to a Mult-Million Dollar Bitcoin?
  4. And Finally, Find out if The Retail Investors are in the Market yet.

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101. TBR - Capitol Hill Invasion, Bitcoin Surge, Unimex Rugpull, DyDx, Matic & xDAI, Fed Approves Stablecoins

101. TBR - Capitol Hill Invasion, Bitcoin Surge, Unimex Rugpull, DyDx, Matic & xDAI, Fed Approves Stablecoins

January 7, 2021

On January 6th, we witnessed several historic events unfolding on this podcast. Trump supporters took over and forced an evacuation of the Capitol building in protest of the Democratic election. The last time this has occurred was August 24, 1814, when the British stormed Washington DC and set it alight. What could unrest at this scale mean for cryptocurrencies? We witness another rug pull from an anonymous team and how we naturally try to rationalize a high risk investment. Finally, The Fed approves banks to settle transactions using stablecoins.

Topics:

  1. First up, Capitol Hill Gets Invaded and What This Could Mean for Bitcoin.
  2. Next, Unimex Does a Rug Pull and How to Best Avoid These Scams.
  3. Then, We React to the Bitcoin Rally and Discuss What Projects are Undervalued.
  4. And Finally, The Fed Approves Banks to Settle Transactions using Stablecoins.

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100. TBR - Bitcoin Blast Off, Ethereum Lag, Polkadot Development, Polkastarter ICO 2.0

100. TBR - Bitcoin Blast Off, Ethereum Lag, Polkadot Development, Polkastarter ICO 2.0

January 4, 2021

We blast off 2021 with our 100th episode! If you've been listening up to this point, you're the reason we keep the podcast going, Thank you! On this special podcast we look to the future of Bitcoin as well as smart contract development platforms such as Polkadot. While Bitcoin reaches $33,000 and above there are other opportunities to keep an eye on. We also break down what substrate and parachains are. We also get a look at what could be the ICO 2.0 developing through a Polkadot project called Polkastarter.

Topics:

  1. First up, How Far Will #Bitcoin Go In 2021?
  2. Next, Polkadot Presents a similar opportunity to 2017 Ethereum.
  3. Then, What is Substrate and Parachains and How Many Projects on Polkadot?
  4. Finally, Is Polkastarter the ICO 2.0 Platform?

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99. TBR - MetaZone Reaches 3MM Mana, Fewocious Art Drop, Cover Protocol Vulnerability

99. TBR - MetaZone Reaches 3MM Mana, Fewocious Art Drop, Cover Protocol Vulnerability

December 29, 2020

On podcast episode 99 we discuss the inevitable rise of Bitcoin to the projected price of $100,000. There are two models in particular that Bitcoin seems to follow and that's the non-linear regression curve as well as stock-to-flow ratio. After 10 months of operation we're happy to announce 3 million in mana processed through MetaZone! Over 2 million has been sent to creators as we collectively build the metaverse together. Fewocious drops NFTs on Niftygateway. Finally Cover Protocol gets exploited by Grap Finance and returns the funds!

Topics:

  1. First up, MetaZone reaches 3 million MANA in sales
  2. Next, Crypto Artist Fewocious drops NiftyGateway art
  3. Then, Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow while Ethereum Lags
  4. Finally, Cover Protocol gets a vulnerability exploited.

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98. TBR - XRP 1.3 Billion Lawsuit, The Graph’s Top 10 Potential, and What is Inverse Finance?

98. TBR - XRP 1.3 Billion Lawsuit, The Graph’s Top 10 Potential, and What is Inverse Finance?

December 26, 2020

Recently we experienced a little dip in the altcoin market in the range of 10-20% as we prepare for the upcoming bull cycle. Fluctuations of this magnitude will happen more often as prices rise. Ripple is leading this epic fall as the SEC gears up for a lawsuit for $1.3 billion securities fraud. On the opposite side of the coin we have The Graph just launching and showing strong momentum. We break down The Graph, what it is, and why they could be in the top 10 one day. Finally we take a look at Inverse Finance, potentially to be added to the Yearn Finance pool of protocols. What's the origin story of Inverse Finance and we determine whether you should keep an eye on it.

Topics:

  1. First up, Altcoins take a dip but for how long?
  2. Next, Ripple gets sued for $1.3 Billion securities fraud.
  3. Then, The Graph is a potential top 10 coin.
  4. and Finally, What is Inverse Finance?

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97. TBR - Where is Bitcoin Headed? Microstrategy Investment & Coinbase IPO

97. TBR - Where is Bitcoin Headed? Microstrategy Investment & Coinbase IPO

December 18, 2020

When we first started The Block Runner podcast, it was at the very bottom of the most recent bear cycle for Bitcoin. If you listen to the earliest episodes we identify how the $3k price would be the low for this cycle. On today's podcast, we usher in the next stage of Bitcoin breaking the previous all time high and reaching as high as $23,500! We know that 2019 was the year for institutional accumulation and now they're beginning to discuss their investment into the first cryptocurrency. The non-linear regression curve has been a pretty accurate representation as to the trajectory of Bitcoin. Coinbase has filed for an IPO likely tapping into a larger source of funding, coming in at a perfect time at the beginning of this hype cycle. Finally, Microstrategy drops their cash reserves into Bitcoin because the US dollar is a liability.

Topics:

  1. First up, Where Is Bitcoin Headed in This Coming Bull Run.
  2. Next, What Kind of MoonMath Fits Bitcoin.
  3. Then, Coinbase Files for an IPO
  4. And Finally, Microstrategy invests $800 Million into Bitcoin Among Many Others.

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96. TBR - Beeple Everydays Art NFT, Terra Virtua, Nexus Mutual CEO Hacked

96. TBR - Beeple Everydays Art NFT, Terra Virtua, Nexus Mutual CEO Hacked

December 15, 2020

Episode 96 covers a number of developments this week. In the metaverse, Corona Zombies shows a way to earn NFTs by participating in contracts. Beeple unleashes an all new record for the NFT space by launching physical representation of his Everyday art. Over 3 days, Beeple sold NFTs and their physical representation for $3.5 million over 3 days. Even Iman took part and purchased a an infected Pikachu art from Beeple! Finally the CEO of Nexus Mutual, which provides insurance for your staked crypto, got hacked and lost $8 million.

Topics:

  1. First up, we announce the latest winners in the @MetaZoneio giveaway!
  2. Next, Beeple generates $3.5 million dollars selling his everyday NFT art
  3. Then, What is Terra Virtua and their new token drop.
  4. Finally, the CEO of nexus mutual gets hacked.

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95. TBR - DeFi Bull Run Round 2 Inbound, Yearn, Sushi, Keep3r, Cover & WOZX

95. TBR - DeFi Bull Run Round 2 Inbound, Yearn, Sushi, Keep3r, Cover & WOZX

December 10, 2020

We take a step back to gain perspective on the DeFi space. There's an all time high in locked liquidity at $14 billion and we correlate the last DeFi bull run with the all time high GAS prices. Yearn Finance leads the DeFi race at the moment and the founder Andre Cronje has created an ecosystem to keep an eye on. One of those ecosystem projects is called Keep3r Network is one protocol gaining traction. Finally we end with a discussion on Steve Wozniak's splash in the cryptocurrency space with Efforce token.

Topics:

  1. First up, DeFi at $14B and counting and GAS is a signal of the next bull run
  2. Next, Founder of Yearn Finance and it's ecosystem is growing.
  3. Then, We dive into Keep3r Network
  4. And Finally, Wozniak splashes into the Cryptocurrency space.

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94. TBR - Decentral Games Releases Token, Bitcoin Logic, NFT Takeover

94. TBR - Decentral Games Releases Token, Bitcoin Logic, NFT Takeover

December 4, 2020

We return to discuss some of the latest developments happening within Decentraland. This time Decentral Games releases their own Token called $DG. This token will serve as a governance token to decide on where to spend funds decided by the community. The token will also be used to incentivize players to gamble in their casino. This is the first sign of true sustainability within the metaverse and just the first sign of an activity that most projects will adopt. We also discuss Bitcoin logic where in 10 years we can see the price of Bitcoin go as high as $1M.

Topics:

  1. First up, Decentral Games launches their own token.
  2. Next, a token that represents your project in the metaverse will become the norm.
  3. Then, We discuss Bitcoin Logic
  4. And Finally, we debrief on NFTBank discussion.

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