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What Vitalik Thinks

gm Bankless Nation, Vitalik is here for our 200th episode.
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Dec 11, 2023 โ€ข 3 min read
What Vitalik Thinks
Published on Dec 11, 2023
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NEED TO KNOW
Warren Won't Quit
  1. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš–๏ธ Warren's crypto crackdown. Today, Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced draconian legislation going after crypto and DeFi.
  2. โš ๏ธ Binance tumbles. Binance's market share of crypto trading plummeted in 2023 โ€“ from 55% down to roughly 30%.
  3. ๐Ÿ’ต IRS wants its cut. FTX's $24 billion IRS tax bill is holding up users from recovering their funds, the company says.
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TODAY IN MARKETS
Bulls Get Rekt

๐Ÿ“Š Market falls. Crypto markets are having their worst day since August. Bitcoin and Ether faced major losses, and the total crypto market cap (TOTAL) is dialing back further as well as longs get liquidated across the board. Is this pullback a chance to buy the dip?

Prices as of 5pm ET 24hr 7d
Crypto $1.56T โ†˜ 5.2% โ†— 1.3%
BTC $41,150 โ†˜ 6.1% โ†˜ 1.7%
ETH $2,216 โ†˜ 6.2% โ†˜ 0.6%
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AIRDROP HUNTER
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LATEST POD
Episode #200 with Vitalik

For our 200th Episode ๐Ÿ‘€ of Bankless, we had to bring in Vitalik to discuss his latest manifesto on tech progress, AI doomers and effective accelerationism. It's an amazing conversation.

Bankless Citizens get an exclusive Debrief conversation unpacking the episode๐Ÿ‘‡


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LEARN
Getting Started with Crypto

Our first Journey is a big one, but it is focused on why we're here in crypto. It's a big list of some of our favorite podcasts and essays, so don't worry if you can't make it through them all in a weekend. You're still early, and you're on the right track!

Dig into our first Journey ๐Ÿ‘‡

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GO BANKLESS
Earn Airdrops!

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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!

Not financial or tax advice. This newsletter is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This newsletter is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research.

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