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Freedom Always Wins

gm Bankless Nation, Garry Kasparov joins us for a convo on freedom.
Dec 18, 20233 min read
Freedom Always Wins
Published on Dec 18, 2023
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Crypto's War Chest
  1. 💰 Crypto giants raise $78M. Today, Coinbase and others like a16z, Kraken, and Ripple announced they've raised millions for pro-crypto candidates in the U.S.
  2. 📢 Zooko steps down. The Zcash co-founder revealed he was leaving his position as CEO of Electric Coin Company, the dev team that stewards Zcash.
  3. 📱 Solana's Saga Bonanza. Secondary sales of the Solana phone are booming on eBay as people are clamoring for the device's future airdrop prospects.
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Ordinals Renaissance

🟠 Stacks' tailwinds. Amid an Ordinals Renaissance on Bitcoin, transaction fees have surged to cycle highs and the mempool has gotten heavily congested. Users are getting pushed out towards Bitcoin’s L2s, and the Stacks network is a clear beneficiary of this trend, with STX up 14% on the day. Is it time to give Stacks another look?

Prices as of 4pm ET 24hr 7d
Crypto $1.59t ↗ 1.1% ↗ 3.0%
BTC $42,387.21 ↗ 1.2% ↗ 3.0%
ETH $2,209.07 ↘ -1.1% ↘ -0.2%
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On Freedom with Garry Kasparov

For our latest episode, we brought on legendary chess grandmaster and political activist Garry Kasparov to chat freedom in the 21st century.

Garry's optimism shines through on the topic, and he proved a perfect guest to guide us through some very challenging topics that will likely define the rest of this decade and beyond.

Bankless Citizens get an exclusive Debrief conversation unpacking the episode👇


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Getting Started with Crypto Wallets

Welcome to the second chapter of our Bankless Journeys series, where we dive into the world of crypto wallets. If our first journey was about understanding why we're here in crypto, this next step is about empowering you with the main tool you'll need to actively participate and secure your digital identity.

Dig into our second Journey 👇

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It's airdrop season and plenty of other protocols are preparing to reward early users. Get on their lists. Start hunting!

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