Originally aired on August 31, 2023
Wendy O discusses several important topics in the world of cryptocurrency. She begins by addressing Gary Gensler’s controversial exit as the head of the SEC and the implications of his departure for the cryptocurrency industry. Wendy criticizes the SEC for its failure to provide clear regulations and guidance for crypto asset companies, resulting in court rulings favoring the crypto industry. She also expresses frustration with the predatory nature of public servants and the lack of accountability in the system.
Wendy goes on to discuss the recent tweet by Elon Musk regarding video and audio calls coming to the X wallet, hinting at a potential super app similar to WeChat. She highlights the concerns around social media platforms and their censorship practices, emphasizing the need for decentralized alternatives.
The episode also covers the latest news on the Bitcoin market, with Wendy predicting a potential drop to $26,000 based on chart analysis. She urges caution and emphasizes the importance of using spot exchanges rather than leverage trading.
The controversy surrounding Ben from the Hit Network is briefly mentioned, with Wendy expressing her support for him but also stressing the importance of respecting personal boundaries and allowing individuals to make their own choices.
Wendy then dives into the topic of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and their potential negative implications for individual sovereignty and privacy. She criticizes the current system and highlights the benefits of decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
Other topics discussed include the recent approval of Grayscale’s Bitcoin ETF by the courts, the decreasing Bitcoin holdings on exchanges, the launch of the Acramor identification service, Ripple’s token transfers, and Swift’s tokenization tests with various financial institutions.
Overall, the episode provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of the current state of the cryptocurrency industry and the various challenges and opportunities it faces.
Gary Gensler’s controversial exit and the lack of clear regulatory guidance from the SEC:
- Courts ruling in favor of crypto asset companies due to SEC’s failure to provide legal framework
- Wendy criticizes the predatory nature of public servants and highlights the lack of accountability
Elon Musk’s tweet about video and audio calls coming to the X wallet:
- Speculation about the development of a super app similar to WeChat
- Wendy emphasizes the need for decentralized alternatives to centralized social media platforms
Analysis of the Bitcoin market and potential price drop to $26,000:
- Wendy advises caution and advocates for the use of spot exchanges
- Emphasizes the benefits of long-term bullishness on Bitcoin
Controversy surrounding Ben from the Hit Network and the importance of respecting personal boundaries:
- Wendy expresses her support for Ben but encourages allowing individuals to make their own choices
- Criticizes the drama and gossip surrounding the situation
Critique of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and the negative implications for individual sovereignty:
- Wendy highlights the loss of self-sovereignty and liberty with CBDCs
- Advocates for the use of decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin
Other news topics discussed include the approval of Grayscale’s Bitcoin ETF, decreasing Bitcoin holdings on exchanges, the launch of the Acramor identification service, Ripple’s token transfers, and Swift’s tokenization tests with financial institutions.
00:00 – Intro
02:30 – Bitboy Crypto
05:20 – Thrift shopping
07:35 – Video/audio calls coming to X
11:20 – The entire crypto market
11:40 – BTC price analysis
16:00 – ETH price analysis
17:00 – Bikini pictures
18:30 – SEC may appeal Grayscale court ruling
24:10 – Fire Gary Gensler
25:40 – BTC to $180k?
29:00 – Forbes says it’s time to DCA into BTC
30:00 – Binance to remove BUSD soon
31:35 – Binance launches Bitcoin Ordinals inscription service
34:05 – Robinhood is 5th largest ETH holder
35:20 – Bitcoin on exchanges at lowest level since 2018
36:20 – Gemini opposes Genesis recovery plan
38:00 – SBF is ghetto
39:45 – STOP SIM SWAPS
43:00 – Insane XRP move
43:40 – XRP price analysis
44:40 – Chainlink works with Swift and banks
45:40 – LINK price analysis
47:00 – Thailand to use utility tokens to boost economy