For the last several weeks, Matic has been on a parabolic bull trend which does not happen frequently. One of the first Initial Exchange Offerings by Binance, its still their best performing IEO. Matic focuses on a sidechain for Ethereum that improves on the scalability and the throughput of the network. While Matic is on this parabolic run, Ethereum just launched Istanbul which reduces the bottle neck and increases the network throughput by 200 transactions per second. A lot of action this week also brought us Hex coin brought to you by Richard Heart. This controversial coin is said to provide you large returns which sends up all kinds of flags. Peter McCormack, host of the popular podcast called What Bitcoin Did, joined a live stream with Richard Hart where mixed reactions resulted. We also received notification of the beta launch of Voice by the Block.One team that utilizes the EOS network.
When we first heard of Decentraland, we were automatically hooked. We saw the ingredients of something that could really harness the value of blockchain technology in the form that most new technologies are introduced to the masses; gaming. Participating in the community in various ways, we’re seeing a pattern in the development community that wont lead to a thriving metaverse. We need the leading team in Decentraland to provide and encourage the development community to build recurring experience where a ROI is the centerpiece of the experience. The holiday season is a good time to look back at progress and we discovered some early comments on Bitcoin from people reading Satoshi’s white paper in 2009. With the launch of the controversial Hex coin from Richard Hart, we briefly discuss the proposition it provides and we make a first pass on whether or not its worth your attention. Finally we look at the stock to flow chart compared to Bitcoin’s price and we discuss what might come next for Bitcoin.
The first ever live stream occurred during the Cybertruck reveal to successful results. Make sure you watch our live reactions on our Youtube channel to see our initial thoughts on the new Tesla pickup truck. The most polarizing vehicle to date takes some time to warm up to. We’ve already seen a large majority of detractors begin to like the Cybertruck and we feel the same way. The MakerDAO have made an update where they’re introducing the multi collaterally backed DAI as opposed the single collateral SAI. We also get into explaining the DAI Savings Rate and what that means for the DeFi ecosystem. Bitcoin has hit a 4 month low at $6,500 and we discuss what might be causing this.
The mythical creature known as John McAfee joins The Block Runner podcast! We briefly discuss the earliest days of McAfee Associates and what was going through John’s mind as he was building his anti-virus software. He gives us his insight on what contributes to success and how to prepare for opportunities. Epstein has become a significant topic of discussion and McAfee shares his thoughts and discusses his new Whackd token airdrop. Elon Musk has shared his thoughts on an impending AI doom if we’re not careful and McAfee shares his thoughts on the matter.
We follow up on our last podcast on China’s cryptocurrency. We discuss whether the masses will use any country sponsored digital currency and how a China developed digital currency will more likely compete with Facebook’s Libra currency. With all the social media dapps that spring up, we discuss how the future of earning money could change as a result. The Twetch app is another example of how one can earn some income by posting on a Twitter style dapp where users own their own content and get paid because of it. When it comes to income, automation is accelerating at a staggering pace. We wonder what alternative that is better than UBI to provide a source of income for those displaced by automation. EOS is dominating blockchain activity compared to their competitors, we discuss how this is possible with the evidence that is contradicting.
William and Iman recap the progress of our podcast and we evaluate our enthusiasm for the show. We summarize our thoughts on this journey and we discuss our previous podcasts and interviews we had. We’re working on scheduling an interview with John McAfee to get a run down on his thoughts on a wide range of topics. A question I don’t see come up at all is how much Universal Basic Income is too much UBI? We also have many questions surrounding artificial intelligence and we want to encourage anyone in the field to come talk with us and explain how it works. In a video with Max Keiser, he discusses how China has been accumulating good in preparation for a gold backed cryptocurrency that could bypass any dependency on the current world reserve currency.