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November 18, 2020

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With the recent surge of Bitcoin we take a look back at our predictions and acknowledge the cadence that Bitcoin has in the market. Regardless of the environmental effects surrounding Bitcoin, it seems that Bitcoin has a mind of its own. The latest run has Bitcoin now going past $17k. The last time this happened was back in 2017 during the previous bull run. We then get into Decentraland's district dilemma where we describe the lack of content being deployed. MetaZone finally supports district deployments where meta-owners can now contribute their meta to districts. This means that you don't have to be a landowner to purchase and deploy a meta. This means revenue generating metas can now be deployed and revenue can be shared with districts. Big things are happening in Decentraland. Stay tuned to the end for the next event!

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With the latest UNI airdrop, we dive into thinking through all the possible airdrops that could occur from other platforms. Uniswap has grown to a volume that has surpassed larger centralized exchanges such as Coinbase. With a decentralized exchange releasing a token to reward the behavior they want to encourage, Uniswap is poised to grow even larger. In this podcast, we break down the connection between SORA and Polkaswap. As we look for the next sector of the industry to do a parabolic run up, we speculate that the next ecosystem with high potential would be Polkadot. We also dive into the Plasm platform and we breakdown their lockdrop protocol.

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The MetaZone team consisting of Corv, William and Iman come together to discuss progress on MetaZone and the entire NFT space. We make grand predictions that almost every NFT minting platform will have their own platform token to incentivize activity on their own platform. We believe in helping landowners monetize their land in a way that is sustainable while growing the value of the land in Decentraland. Ethermon has built the next meta that will allow landowners to make 20% from every sale of eggs on their land. Each egg hatches an Ethermon NFT that is able to grow and gain levels in Decentraland. We also contemplate a proper tokenomics strategy for MetaZone that will properly reward users for their activity on MetaZone. Finally we breakdown why sidechains will become a standard in the crypto industry.

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On the heels of a topic Iman and William have been talking about for at least a few months, our predictions begin to show accuracy. Rarible is the first large NFT minting platform to reward the behavior they want to encourage. They released the $RARI token and airdropped it to creators and collectors with 75,000 tokens sent out weekly by participating on the platform. We explore how this will ignite a DeFi style explosion of NFT platforms. We predict the proliferation of this tactic as this is something that would be helpful in MetaZone. Not only do we think a token platform makes sense for MetaZone, but we believe generating tokens and other cryptographic assets for the underlying game itself will help increase user adoption and overall sustainability within the ecosystem.

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Today we speak with Zach Burks, CEO of Mintable. We get a break down of how Zach got involved in NFTs and what brought the development of Mintable. The Mintable platform is both on the Ethereum and Zilliqa blockchain so we get a first hand look at the benefits of each platform. The DeFi ecosystem is beginning to explode which will bring millions of brand new users into the crypto space. One of the more important focus is to improve the on-boarding experience. We discuss the possibility of NFT projects launching an ERC20 token to tap into the speculative mania. What will be the implications and is it a good thing for the NFT ecosystem?

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On today's podcast we speak with David Liebowitz, a founding team member of Everipedia platform of decentralized knowledge base. We go into the decision making process when making the decision between using the Ethereum network or the EOS network. We drill down into EOS and discuss the CPU and RAM tokens to be able to use and access the EOS network and use dApps built on it. DeFi is quickly propagating to the collective crypto conscience and we get David's thoughts on the the current explosion. Prediction markets are also on an upward trend and Everipedia using the PredIQt token is gaining traction.

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