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Dollar Auction Show

The Dollar Auction Show is not your typical investment, get-rich, index-fund choosing, run-of-the-mill Show. That’s done and overdone. Called by some as the “Ark Invest of Shows”, the Show is open-minded and fresh. It looks for budding trends. One minute the hosts agree with each other, the next they dive into a healthy debate. The Dollar Auction Show challenges the status quo, thinks differently, pushes new ideas, and always put the money where the hosts’ mouths are. It is a cocktail of deep thought, musings, first-principled debates, and incredible guests. If the following speak to you: Bitcoin, QLD, SSO, Tesla, Moderna, Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and private VC investments, you will love our discussions. Our community cares less about daily and weekly rotations and more about understanding the macro fundamentals. The Dollar Auction Show satisfies this undying hunger to answer: “what’s next!?”

 

Originally aired on Apr 5, 2023

Today on Passover Alex discusses how Bitcoin is like Passover…. Wait what?!?!?!?

Both involve a story of liberation: Passover celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, while Bitcoin represents a potential liberation of people from traditional financial systems that are controlled by governments and banks.

Both have a strong sense of tradition: Passover is celebrated each year with the same rituals and traditions, while Bitcoin has a strong community of supporters who are committed to the idea of a decentralized currency.

Then Alex talks about the current Energy fight and what The Chamber of Digital Commerce, Blockchain Association, Satoshi Action and the Texas Blockchain Council are doing to help us fight the good fight! Specifically:

1. Encouraging investment in renewable energy infrastructure: Bitcoin mining is a process that requires a significant amount of energy, and as the demand for Bitcoin increases, so does the demand for energy to power the mining process. If this energy can be sourced from renewable sources such as solar, wind, or hydro power, it could incentivize the development and expansion of renewable energy infrastructure.

2. Providing a new revenue stream for renewable energy producers: Bitcoin mining can be a lucrative business, and renewable energy producers could potentially use excess energy from their facilities to mine Bitcoin and generate additional revenue.

3. Reducing carbon emissions: Bitcoin mining currently consumes a significant amount of energy, much of which comes from non-renewable sources such as coal. However, if more Bitcoin mining were to be powered by renewable energy sources, it could potentially reduce carbon emissions associated with the mining process.

4. Creating new investment opportunities: As the demand for Bitcoin grows, there may be an opportunity for investors to invest in renewable energy projects that are specifically designed to power Bitcoin mining operations.

 

Premiered on Mar 22, 2023

Our special guest is Professor Lawrence Kotlikoff, an economics professor at Boston University and ranked by The Economist magazine as one of the world’s 25 most influential economists. Larry is also the President of Economic Security Planning, Inc. and the founder of Maximize My Social Security and MaxiFi.

We spoke about different investment strategies, ways for governments to grow their GDP to fund their unfunded liabilities, some interesting solutions to the healthcare costs crisis, ways in which technology can create prosperity, and more.

In part two of the series with Larry Kotlikoff, a Boston University professor and influential economist, the discussion focused on Social Security and Medicare reform. The United States is facing a debt crisis with a debt to GDP ratio of 94%, including off-the-books liabilities and obligations such as defense spending, infrastructure maintenance, and transfer payments to citizens. Social Security alone has a fiscal gap of $61 trillion, which is much higher than the official debt of $22 trillion. In order to address this problem, Kotlikoff suggests reorganizing and making the system more efficient, such as reducing healthcare spending from 18% of GDP to 11%, which would save 7% of GDP and solve the fiscal gap problem. Raising taxes and cutting spending are politically and economically unfeasible solutions.

To learn more about professor Kotlikoff, visit:

Kotlikoff.net

Larrykotlikoff.substack.com

Maximizemysocialsecurity.com

Maxifi.com

 

Premiered on Mar 01, 2023

Today, Alex and Shimon discuss the latest Bitcoin news, the decoupling of Bitcoin and the traditional markets, and the Celsius bankruptcy proceedings. Critically, the Celsius retail clawback rule and how that can affect. Our guest today is Kristen Ragusin. Kristen is a professional wealth management consultant with twenty-five years of experience. Investing over $150 million, she helps clients navigate markets and achieve financial goals. She is a certified digital currency professional and earned her Master’s Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Kristen holds certificates in FinTech from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in Money and Society from the University of Cumbria, London.

The latest episode of the “Auction Show” covers various news in the crypto industry. The hosts start by discussing the flat price action of Bitcoin, which has decreased 5% in the past week and shows signs of short-term bearish divergence. However, Bitcoin has remained steady despite inflation rates increasing in the United States. The hosts also note that Bitcoin is decoupling from NASDAQ, solidifying its position as a commodity that performs better than the stock market. They also discuss the recent surge in natural gas prices, which will have an impact on Bitcoin since it operates as a synthetic commodity that sees its security increase when its demand and price increase rather than its supply. The featured interview in the episode is with Kristen Ragusin, who discusses the misunderstanding of money and how Bitcoin can help solve the issue. The hosts also touch on the Celsius bankruptcy and FTX’s guilty plea.