Eureka Street Crypto Podcast
Episode 161 - Journalism and Web3 reflections and conference takeaways

Episode 161 - Journalism and Web3 reflections and conference takeaways

September 25, 2022

In this episode I reflect on how journalism and web3 can get to know each other and the tools that journalists can use to apply web3 to the mass amounts of information being thrown at them.  Web3 can help journalists with:

  • Immutability
  • Transparency
  • New business models
  • Community ownership
  • Decentralization
  • Security / Trustless Communications

Please don't take me too seriously.  Do you own homework and see what works for you.  Also my opinions do not reflect the JournoDAO as a whole.  The JournoDAO is a diverse set of individuals, each with their own ideas and opinions.

 

Sources:

https://journodao.xyz/

 

https://factland.org/

 

https://mirror.xyz/

Episode 160 - Is accredited investing a glass ceiling, or a necessary protection? Interview with Mike Rabinovici

Episode 160 - Is accredited investing a glass ceiling, or a necessary protection? Interview with Mike Rabinovici

September 15, 2022

In this episode I speak with Mike Rabinovici on the subject of accredited investing.  Is the status of being an accredited investor just another glass ceiling that perpetuates inequality and creates a glass ceiling?  Or does it protect the innocent from all the scams that run rampant in the newly emerging web3 space?  Mike sheds light on the terms and the current situation in the web3 space regarding this subject.  We also zoom out and look at how this affects topics such as web3 ID and DAOs. 

 

You can find Mike on Discord in the BanklessDAO server at ComeBackKid#3480

Twitter: @mikerabinovici

 

Episode 159 - Join the CULT and buck the social credit system!

Episode 159 - Join the CULT and buck the social credit system!

August 28, 2022

Good morning! Lately I have seen alot of talk and hype about the Cult DAO and the REVOLT 2 EARN protocol. The way it was describe to be was as an anonymous decentralized venture capital project. I barely know what venture capitalism is and what those people do. I have never had the luxury of having enough money or being around people with enough money to even have a conversation about venture capitalism. So I basically ignored it. But when Revolt to Earn came through Cult DAO as a way to independently help finance revolutionaries in a decentralized way outside of an impending social credit system, I began to pay attention and stated to understand. In this episode I fumble through the website and read some of the material that explain the ideology behind it. I do not really go into the tokenomics or technical specifics of it as that would have taken another entire episode to cover. Maybe I will make a follow up episode in the future on that type of stuff. But I wanted to at least get the Cult DAO name out there and let people know that there are others out there who want to build an alternate system and economy outside of the system of slavery that the elites want us in through their CBDC and Great Reset.

Sources:

https://cultdao.io/

https://wearecultdao.medium.com/a-declaration-of-the-independence-of-cyberspace-a-reminder-for-the-many-f3cc9a5f4596

https://revolt.cultdao.io/

https://cultdao.io/rvlt.pdf

https://cultdao.io/manifesto.pdf

https://www.cryptosapiens.xyz/e/cult-dao/

 

Episode 158 - What is trust? Can we code trust out of humanity through DAOs?

Episode 158 - What is trust? Can we code trust out of humanity through DAOs?

August 21, 2022

Good morning!  This morning I read an article written by Orca Protocol.  The article defines and lays out the distinction between Socialware vs Trustware.   This distinction brought a more philosophical question to mind for me.  Are we trying to automate trust out of human organization?  What will that mean for society?  For our psyches?  Is this automation of trust even good for us as humans? Is this another way that robots and AI are taking over our world rendering us helpless?  As humans, do we NEED trust as part of life much like we need the seemingly valueless and impractical concept of beauty?  I know the article was leading to a conversation about efficiency in DAOs but for me, it took me down a philosophical rabbit hole or questions about our very existence. 

 

Sources:

https://orca.mirror.xyz/T70CmuhX95ubkw_JHOxSEy8d_EFeYXgtJnF13mPtaZE

https://hbr.org/2019/10/what-do-we-do-about-the-biases-in-ai

https://orca.mirror.xyz/dpNi9dL-ARddwhFYvBrQfM-SVoNyZkzQgA_KLaHZZ78

https://docs.orcaprotocol.org/docs/pod-basics/pod-basics

https://www.orcaprotocol.org/

 

Episode 157 - You’re giving away your Data whether you know it or not.  Decide who gets it!

Episode 157 - You’re giving away your Data whether you know it or not. Decide who gets it!

August 13, 2022

Good morning! This morning I explore the concept of data ownership and biometric data that is gathered to create inferred knowledge. We are at the point where biometric passive data is being gathered in massive volume. All of this data is being processed by AI and machine learning algorithms. Inside these neural networks, even our best and brightest do not know what is going on inside the "brain" of AI. We just know the outcome is true. To me, this seems to bring us back full circle in the old faith vs science debate. We also are being conned into just giving away our data and, in essence, our souls and personalities to tech behemoths who are making billions from us while we get nothing except the ability to browse social media or play some stupid phone game in exchange. It's time to take back that data ownership, make money from our data if we would like and decide who gets to buy that data. All of this and more is what the folks at Re-Public.io are doing. Make data a common good again. Or in other words make data "Re-Public"!

Sources:

https://undertherose.substack.com/p/the-power-of-inference-biometric

https://twitter.com/saffronhuang

https://re-public.io/

 

Episode 156 - Tornado Cash is the (scape) GOAT

Episode 156 - Tornado Cash is the (scape) GOAT

August 9, 2022

Good morning!  I woke up this morning to all types of news about Tornado Cash being criminalized in the United States.   Tornado Cash is a tool people in crypto can use to mix their transactions with others to add a layer of privacy to their financial dealings.  People should have every right to this privacy much like people in the 90's had every right to privacy on their computers when the government was trying to impose a clipper chip back door on everyone's PC's.  Also, Tornado Cash is decentralized and open source.  Open source code is free speech!  The U.S. government decided to crack down on the privacy Tornado Cash offers as a tool.  They have created a list of people who have used or use it to monitor them and penalize anyone who interacts with those on the list.  Sounds a bit like like Big Red Mother Russia, right?  Also, there are companies like Elliptic that can do chainalysis and uncover the trail of would-be hackers using Tornado Cash.  So this isn't really about Tornado Cash, is it?  Tornado Cash as a tool for money laundering is just the reason (excuse) to chew away further our dwindling rights to privacy.  

In this video I follow a stream of consciousness about this topic.

 

Sources:

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/08/08/crypto-mixing-service-tornado-cash-blacklisted-by-treasury-department-.html

 

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6949799581501030400/

 

https://decrypt.co/107030/crypto-leaders-decry-tyranny-of-tornado-cash-ban

 

https://hub.elliptic.co/analysis/the-100-million-horizon-hack-following-the-trail-through-tornado-cash-to-north-korea/

 

 

 

 

Episode 155 -You’re turned off by crypto.  I get it.  Rug pulls and bad user experience.  But there’s still hope!

Episode 155 -You’re turned off by crypto. I get it. Rug pulls and bad user experience. But there’s still hope!

July 30, 2022

Good morning!  This Saturday morning I reflect on why people, and often times even myself, can't stand crypto and web3.  From rug pulls to bad user experience (UX) design, it seems like we have taken a step back in the name of lofty philosophical ideals of independence and financial autonomy.  Web 2 is soooooo easy!  But convenience is the tool of those who want total control and power.  So how do we get around the difficulty that web3 and the desire for sovereignty bring us?  This difficulty has let in the grifters and scammers to prey on those who are having difficulty learning the web3 language and interface.  Well, first of all, we need to call it out and admit that we are chasing people away and turning people off with our smug commands to DYOR (do your own research)!  After that, we need to figure out how we can make it so ANYONE can use web3.  The steps are being laid and the article I read in the 2nd half by Samantha J. Marin of Bankless DAO states the problem and solution in the most accurate way I can think of.  Thanks Samantha!

 

Sources:

https://freaksnguilds.com/

https://banklesspublishing.com/we-made-the-internet-hard-again/

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-enforcement-action-charging-six-individuals-cryptocurrency-fraud

https://www.justice.gov/criminal-vns/crypto-enforcement

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 154 - Shootin’ the breeze with myself about DAO and multisigs

Episode 154 - Shootin’ the breeze with myself about DAO and multisigs

July 24, 2022

Good morning!  This morning's conversation with myself entails mostly DAOs and DAO tooling.  Specifically Notion, Dework, Gnosis, Parcel, and Utopia.

 

Sources:

https://gnosis-safe.io/

 

https://parcel.money/

 

https://dework.xyz/

 

https://www.utopialabs.com/

 

https://twitter.com/utopialabs_/status/1500987031534530562?s=20&t=xEDgf9xCAd0VLdMFX8eDRA

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 153 - Rambling On About Real Estate and the Blockchain

Episode 153 - Rambling On About Real Estate and the Blockchain

July 22, 2022

Good morning!  In this episode I had a hard time making my thoughts come out of my mouth in a coherent manner, but I ended up talking about real estate on the blockchain, augmented reality, peeing in the backyard, the metaverse, and the kid's game MASH. 

Sources:

 

https://www.metaverserights.com/post/crypto-backed-by-hard-assets-like-real-estate-will-succeed

 

https://twitter.com/NorthmanTrader/status/1550096545294458886

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MASH_(game)

 

 

 

 

Episode 152 - Aztec Network brings VPN privacy for web3 and DeFi

Episode 152 - Aztec Network brings VPN privacy for web3 and DeFi

July 16, 2022

Good morning!  This morning I go poking around the Aztec Network website and blog.  I talk alot about privacy and the account model on Ethereum standard vs the UTXO that Aztec and zk.money bring to the equation.  Of course, all my usual rambling is thrown into the mix.

 

Sources:

https://aztec.network/

 

https://eprint.iacr.org/2019/953.pdf

 

https://docs.aztec.network/how-aztec-works/privacy

 

https://zk.money/

 

https://www.element.fi/

 

https://twitter.com/jonwu_/status/1545173135367888896

 

https://twitter.com/CreativeJack/status/1547902789379952646

 

https://twitter.com/YtzBeno/status/1545513992512315393

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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