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May 24, 2024 58 mins

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Matt Hougan is the CIO at Bitwise, and has been one of the best people to talk to when it comes to understanding the ETF process, and the impact of ETFs on the crypto markets. 

Today we dive into the specifics on what exactly the ETF approval means for ETH.

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4th Week of May

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This is a huge week for crypto in DC and we have on Congressman Patrick McHenry to tell us all about it. 

Three big things: 
1) SAB 121 repeal bill going to Biden’s desk - will he let it pass or veto?
2) SEC approve/deny Ethereum ETF - decision due thursday. 
3) House vote on FIT bill you’ve been championing - well talk about ...

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The ETF approval deadline is coming on May 23rd and the odds just got.... wayyyy higher! Ryan and David explain. 

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✨ DEBRIEF | Ryan & David unpacking the episode:
https://www.bankless.com/debrief-the-byron-tau-interview 


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Are we being watched?


That’s the question we ask Byron Tau, an investigative journalist and author of “Means of Control'' that covers all about the US surveillance state.


Turns out the US Government has a digital dossier of every citizen, but how? How do they collect the data? How are they using it? Can we ever get ba...

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In today’s episode, we’re exploring the frontier of onchain universes, on Ethereum.

Autonomous Worlds is the new frontier of digital onchain universes, being pioneered by the Lattice team, of which Justin Glibert on the show today is the co-founder and CEO.

Ethereum is not just a financial computer, but a root of state for an infinite number of universes, all with their own laws of physics, objects, players, agents, and state… and,...

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✨ DEBRIEF | Ryan & David unpacking the episode:
https://www.bankless.com/debrief-the-lyn-alden-interview 


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Bankless listener, if you want to survive this decade as an investor, as a market participant or even just as a citizen, you have to tune in to this episode with author and investor, Lyn Alden.


We’re entering a new era. “Nothing Stops this Train” as Lyn would say. We’ve entered the Era of Fiscal Dominance.


- What era ...

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Second Week Of May
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Today we explore David's idea that this cycle is cooked and Ryan has some question starting with... what does that even mean?

On this week's episode of Bankless Takes we answer that question and so much more as we take a deep dive into token distributions and how they're playing out this time around. 

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✨ DEBRIEF | Ryan & David unpacking the episode:
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What’s the Endgame for Bitcoin Scaling? That’s what we asked bitcoin builder and researcher Eric Wall.


We start by exploring the evolution of Bitcoin and the genesis of scaling solutions on top of it. We then get into the intricacies of the BitVM, what exactly is a Bitcoin L2 and what’s coming next.


Eric is the perfec...

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✨ DEBRIEF | Ryan & David unpacking the episode:
https://www.bankless.com/debrief-the-regan-bozman-interview 

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Today we explore the frontier of Venture Capitalists vs Retail Investors, are they at war? That’s exactly what we debate on the show with crypto writer and VC Regan Bozman.

Lots of questions to be asked on this episode:
- Is crypto experiencing an identity crisis?
- Are memecoins a reaction to VCs
- Why is the current...

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While it's still early in the race, Base is now one of Ethereum’s largest L2s. 

In today’s episode, we brought back on repeat guest and co-creator of Coinbase’s L2, Base, Jesse Pollak. 

We cover:
- How Base plans to bring billions of users onchain
- How Base is increasing its scale by 400x
- How Coinbase is using Base to be more onchain 
- Onchain Summer II

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“The U.S. is trying to disconnect from Ethereum," that’s what Joe Lubin the CEO of Consensys said in today’s conversation. He was talking about those in power trying to unplug Ethereum from the citizens.

The SEC is going after Kraken, Coinbase, Uniswap and Metamask. They’re trying to turn every non-custodial wallet into a broker-dealer.

We brought on Joe Lubin, a crypto OG and CEO of Consensys the company behind a number of massive...

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Eigenlayer token details are here! Don’t call it an Airdrop - This is a Stakedrop — because that’s the only thing you can do with your EIGEN tokens out of the gate. 

15% of the total Supply of Eigen distributed over multiple Seasons, Season 1 starts today with 5% of the supply, and one of the most sophisticated set of smart contracts on Mainnet. EIGEN is not your typical ERC20 token. It’s got this feature called “Intersubjective Fo...

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✨ DEBRIEF | Ryan & David unpacking the episode:
https://www.bankless.com/debrief-the-jeremy-allaire-interview 

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Joining the podcast today we have the man behind the largest US based stablecoin, Jeremy Allaire, the Founder of USDC Circle.

A year ago USDC depegged in the face of major banks like SVB and Silvergate collapsing. How did Jeremy deal with that? What year is crypto in internet years? Why don’t we have a venmo for cry...

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Erik Torenburg and Haseeb Quereshi join us for today's debate.


Should we accelerate or decelerate our tech progress? How about when it comes to something as powerful as AI? This is not just a debate in tech circles - this is a political debate that poised to define the next decade. 


We’ve had leaders from both sides of the debate on the podcast - episodes with Elizer Yudkowski and Beff Jezos. You’ve heard what they think.


Today’...

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