Intelligent NFTs are Coming with Altered State Machine

Intelligent NFTs are Coming with Altered State Machine

Intelligent NFTs are Coming with Altered State Machine

Bitcoin hits new all-time highs on the long-awaited news of ETF approval and Travis is celebrating in his own way. We’re also celebrating those who pioneer in the NFT space and today we feature the world’s first intelligent NFTs.  Altered State Machine is bringing a new generation of gaming and finance where AI bots compete and interact with each other. And it’s pretty damn cool. 

In episode 559, we welcome the McDonald brothers, but not the guys that invented the crappy hamburgers, on our episode #559 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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Altered State Machine

Aaron McDonald

Aaron is Co-founder, board member, and director of Centrality a general partner at NetX ventures and D64 Ventures. In 2019, Aaron was named Ernst & Young EY Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and IDG Top50 technology leaders. Prior to Centrality, his career includes 20 years in technology as an engineer, product developer, and business leader. Aaron has deep experience in start-up technology. He is a board member or founder of more than a dozen high-growth tech companies and an investor in more than 50 ventures. Aarons experience in the NFT space includes being involved with the founding universe.xyz co-founding Non-Fungible Labs who have developed FLUF World and the Altered State Machine. Aaron’s diverse portfolio experience offers him a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges in global tech.

https://www.alteredstatemachine.xyz/

David McDonald

David is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Altered State Machine. He is a passionate technology leader who has led numerous ventures in the technology space across New Zealand, Australia, and Japan.

Starting his career in geospatial engineering and IOT, he eventually made his way into the Blockchain space. His many notable successes include the world’s first national primary industries blockchain consortium, spanning the entire value chain from the government to the consumer.

 When David is not building cool stuff in the digital space, he likes to spend his spare time building cool stuff in the physical space – from dog houses to soil-free planters to drones.

:Ultra: About the Genesis Drop

The Genesis Drop is an NFT sale of 10,000 exclusive AIFA Box Sets. Boxes each have on of four different rarities: Original, Rare, Mythic and Ultra. Each one contains Four All-Star characters plus one ultra-valuable ASM brain. The rarer the box, the higher the chance of rare characters inside!

  • Genesis Drop Box Launch: 20 October 2021 5:00PM PDT
  • Sale Location: https://aifa.football/
  • AIFA Box Mint Price: 0.09 ETH per AIFA Box + gas fees
  • Supply: 10,000 AIFA Boxes
  • Public sale mint limit: 3 Boxes per transaction

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Breaking New Ground with Gala Games

Breaking New Ground with Gala Games

Breaking New Ground with Gala Games

Guess which of these three industries grosses more money each year? Games, movies or music? Both music and movies each grossed approximately $11 billion in their last pre-covid year. But if you answered games, you would be correct, as the industry brought in more than both put together with a cool $37 billion gross in 2020. It’s another reason we are hype on blockchain-based games and believe they are a gateway drug for the masses.  

In episode 525, we welcome Jason Brink, aka Bitbender, and John Osvald, both of Gala Games, to the show.  Founded by the co-founder of Zynga, Gala has some big plans to lead the way in blockchain gaming.

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AnyTask.comThe AnyTaskTM Platform, a freelance marketplace, is the only place that allows freelancers to sell digital Tasks and earn ETN, Electroneum Ltd’s cryptocurrency; alleviating the need for a bank account and with no fees for Sellers.

Are you an artist, illustrator, designer, or animator? AnyTask.com is looking for artists like you to join their new NFT category. NFTs are digital assets that represent a variety of unique items, including digital art – which is where you come in. You don’t need to have any technical knowledge at all, your skills as an artist are exactly what the AnyTaskTM Platform are looking for to grow this category and meet the demands of Buyers.

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Gala Games is here to fundamentally redefine both the gaming and blockchain spaces. The first game released by Gala Games, Town Star, is a deceptively simple-looking but incredibly deep farming simulation in which the user builds a farm to compete in weekly competitions. At various places, NFTs can be used in the game to provide bonuses but are not required to play, have fun, or compete.

Mirandus, the MMORPG/Adventure Simulator currently under development by Gala Games is working to completely redefine both the game development pipeline, as well as the gameplay model by putting the power in the hands of the players and giving them ultimate control over the in-game economy. There is a LOT more coming for Gala Games node holders, so make sure to keep in touch, watch the Discord (http://galagames.chat) and get ready for more interesting news! Follow Gala Games on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (@GoGalaGames)

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John Osvald, President, Gala Games

As President of Gala Games, John will oversee the expansion of the Gala Games ecosystem into new areas, the onboarding of new games, and the development of the current slate of 15 games on their way to the Gala Games platform. 

John Osvald has a 15-year history in the gaming industry focused on free-to-play, joining Zynga as product manager in the early days. There he was a pioneer of free-to-play and data driven product design, instrumental in some of Zynga’s biggest hits including Farmville, Cafe World, FrontierVille and CastleVille. John left Zynga as Senior Vice President of games, joining former EA and Zynga COO John Schappert to found Shiver Entertainment, working with Nexon on mobile real-time strategy. Along with Gala CEO and Zynga co-founder Eric Schiermeyer, John then founded Carnivore Studios, which made Clan HQ, a mobile messenger for mobile gaming clans, as well as Rival 1v1, a head-to-head platform that let users bet against each other in top mobile games. After raising two rounds for a total of over $10M from top investors Sequoia Capital and the Mayfield Fund over three years, John moved on to return to direct game development. As Head of Product for Electronic Arts newly formed Mobile Division, John provided central product management structure across the portfolio, as well as product specific development guidance for games across the production spectrum.

Jason Brink, CMO, Gala Games 

As a blockchain theorist and cryptocurrency evangelist, I have been involved in the cryptocurrency marketspace since 2013. I was the winner of the 2014 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation / Global Development Network Prize for the creation of the “AidDollar,” a novel blockchain-based solution to solve the problems endemic to foreign aid. As a member of several cryptocurrency development teams, I am a well-known figure in parts of the global cryptocurrency community and am frequently seen sitting on panel discussions focused on the use of blockchain to disrupt various entrenched ecosystems.

Jason is CMO of Gala Games, which is working to redefine gaming by giving gamers ownership of their assets and experiences. 

ABOUT GALA GAMES

Gala Games was founded with one goal in mind: to give power back to the gamers. Our mission is to enable freedom through play. To this end, we have embarked on one of the most ambitious development projects to date – the creation of the Gala Games Ecosystem. Founded by Eric Schiermeyer (the co-founder of Zynga and gaming legend), Wright Thurston (one of the first major miners in the cryptocurrency space and holder of multiple patents on blockchain technology), and Michael McCarthy (the Creative Director behind viral gaming hits such as Farmville 2), Gala Games is here to fundamentally redefine both the gaming and blockchain spaces. The first game released by Gala Games, Town Star, is a deceptively simple looking but incredibly deep farming simulation in which the user builds a farm to compete in weekly competitions. At various places, NFTs can be used in the game to provide bonuses but are not required to play, have fun, or compete. Mirandus, the MMORPG/Adventure Simulator currently under development by Gala Games is working to completely redefine both the game development pipeline, as well as the gameplay model by putting the power in the hands of the players and giving them ultimate control over the in-game economy. There is a LOT more coming for Gala Games node holders, so make sure to keep in touch, watch the Discord (http://galagames.chat) and get ready for more interesting news! Follow Gala Games on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (@GoGalaGames)

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https://gala.games/badcrypto/

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Elon + Bitcoin = BOOM! – Bad News For Feb 4th

Elon + Bitcoin = BOOM! – Bad News For Feb 4th

Elon + Bitcoin = BOOM! – Bad News For Feb 4th

How do you move the price of Bitcoin? Well, if you’re Elon Musk you put Bitcoin in your Twitter bio, stand back and watch the fireworks. Robinhood is shelving their IPO in light of the recent Gamestop debacle. A crypto fund manager may face several years in prison for running a ponzi scheme. 

If you’re not convinced by now that NFTs are the future, we’ve got some news that will likely put you over the edge. The biggest one being a 100,000% flip on an NFT in just 3 days! We’ve got some news around two NFT releases that we’ve got coming out this month. And one of the Blockchain Heroes community members has ascended! Trust us.. It’s a good thing.

It’s been an exciting week in the world of blockchain and it doesn’t appear that the fun is stopping any time soon.  Let’s cover the latest news you can use in our bad news episode #484 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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It’s been another spectacular week for Bitcoin, up almost 25 percent over the last seven days and once again tickling $40,000. Much of that change is down to Elon Musk. The world’s richest man put #bitcoin in his profile and tweeted “In retrospect, it was inevitable.” Within an hour, the price had risen 14 percent. Musk says that he’s a latecomer but that Bitcoin is now on the verge of receiving broad acceptance among financiers. Tom Jessop, president of Fidelity Digital Assets, agrees. He thinks that President Biden’s administration will produce favorable crypto regulation and sees rising demand for Bitcoin from institutional buyers. In fact, last month saw more Bitcoin network activity than any other. More than 22.3 million unique addresses sent or received the currency in January.

Finance certainly appears to be changing. Investors on Reddit have shown that they can take on Wall Street even as Robinhood, the trading platform favored by retail investors, turns away from it. The company has shelved its IPO plans. What Reddit’s trading community can’t do though, is take on altcoins. There was plenty of rage on the threads last week when XRP crashed by almost 50 percent. Ripple is now taking on Ether as it challenges the  Securities and Exchange Commission. The organization has filed a Freedom of Information Act request into how the SEC decided that Ether was not a security.

The Gamestop Saga was a way for ordinary people to take on the sharks of Wall Street but there’s no shortage of sharks in the crypto world too. The U.S. Department of Justice has charged Jeremy Spence with running a Ponzi scheme. Spence had told people he was managing a crypto fund. He faces up to 30 years in prison.

Cheating to get rich quick with crypto isn’t just wrong, though. It’s also unnecessary. An Ethereum user recently bought a Hashmasks digital art collectible for $130. Three days later he sold it for $130,000, a legitimate 100,000 percent profit.

But it’s not all good news for crypto enthusiasts worldwide. In India, lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban all private cryptocurrencies. The bill also gives the reserve Bank of India a regulatory framework to launch a Central Bank Digital Currency.

The Winklevoss twins, meanwhile, just keep moving forward. The pair’s Gemini exchange now has an interest-paying program for US customers. Gemini Earn promises up to 7.4 percent on all supported cryptocurrencies.

And outside the crypto world, automakers including BMW, Ford, and Honda have all said that they support blockchain-based identity certificates for cars.

That move will help car buyers pick a winner but it’s not just new car owners that are winning. Roll is now the top social app on Ethereum by trading volume, and we have the winners of the WAX NFT Awards. Bitcoin Origins picked up the top award for Best Art, with the Best Community prize going to CryptoMonkeys. Blockchain Heroes won a silver award for its art and gold awards for its community and innovation.

Finally, FinanceMagnates have spotted some big ETH movements, eToro’s $600 million of revenue, and Dogecoin’s 900 percent rise in 24 hours. That’s even better than Bitcoin’s week.

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The Bulls are Running Wild – Bad News For Date 11/12/2020

The Bulls are Running Wild – Bad News For Date 11/12/2020

The Bulls are Running Wild – Bad News For Date 11/12/2020

If it seems like Bitcoin is the lead story every week, it’s because Bitcoin IS the big story as the bull run continues. As of November 12th, finds Bitcoin passing the $16,000 mark and some analysts are saying there’s little resistance up to the all-time high.

Is the government secretly tracking ballots using Blockchain technology? There’s a story going around and we want to dive in a little deeper. Joe Biden has tapped the former CFTC chairman for his transition team. And if you’ve ever wondered how many Big Macs you can buy with one Bitcoin, wonder no more. We’ve got the answers you seek.

The Bulls have bust out of the pen and the matadors are having a great time as we cover all the latest in this Bad News episode #460 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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Bitcoin continues its bull run. The coin is up more than 12 percent over the last week and is now tickling $16,000. According to the Big Mac Index, a Bitcoin will now buy as many as 6,3421.26 of the giant burgers. It’s even passed the monetary base of the Russian ruble, and is on its way towards beating Canada. That will happen when Bitcoin is worth $18,000. It’s almost there. The coin already has a market cap bigger than that of Bank of America, Netflix, and Shopify. If it keeps rising, it will soon be in the top 20 assets by market cap, alongside Facebook, Tesla, and Apple. It’s no wonder that economists at the US Federal Reserve are looking harder at the value of CBDCs. They think that a central bank digital currency could be a useful way to deliver money directly to households.

Not everyone is so optimistic. Eric Wall, chief investment officer of crypto hedge fund Arcane Asset, is betting a million dollars that Bitcoin’s stock-to-flow model will be broken by 2025. By “broken” he means that Bitcoin won’t have reached 50 percent of its target range. In a tweet laying out the challenge, he tagged in PlanB, the creator of the model. PlanB had predicted a Bitcoin price of $100,000-$288,000 by December 2021. David Schwartz, CTO of Ripple, won’t be taking that bet. He says that he has already lost about $300,000 trading in tokens that turned out to be “completely worthless.”

The public still isn’t entirely persuaded either. Douglas Tuman, a crypto enthusiast and Monero podcaster, lost his bid for New York’s 4th District. He was running as a Republican on a pro-crypto platform. Joe Biden, though, has selected Gary Gensler to serve as an advisor, helping to ensure a smooth transition with the Federal Reserve and banking and securities regulators. Gensler was previously the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and has talked about the importance of regulation to help cryptocurrencies grow.

Regulations have already landed on one Bitcoin user. Volodymyr Kvashuk, a Microsoft engineer, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing $10 million of digital currency. He also told the IRS that the $2.8 million of cryptcurrency that passed through his account was a gift from a relative. That made this crime the first crypto conviction with a tax element.

Looking abroad, the China Construction Bank, one of the four biggest banks in China, is selling $3 billion worth of bonds and letting buyers pay for them with Bitcoin. The World Economic Forum sees the blockchain as the key to sustainable digital finance. And ZebPay, India’s oldest cryptocurrency exchange, is launching its own NFT and starting an NFT marketplace.

It’s not all good news, though. Binance has started to block US users from its platform. Users have 90 days to withdraw their funds. The blockade is the result of US regulators’ demands for the implementation of Know Your Customer and anti-money laundering requirements. And in Hong Kong, a proposal to require crypto exchanges to obtain a license and only target professional investors has met with criticism. The proposal, say some experts, will limit volume and suggest that crypto assets are speculative.

Finally, while the last few weeks have been pretty eventful for Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash is about to have its moment. The coin hard forks in November 15. Make sure you’re ready.

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Get Social on Voice.com with Salah Zalatimo

Get Social on Voice.com with Salah Zalatimo

Do you feel like your voice is being drowned out in the social media realm? Are you sick and tired of social giants selling your data to the highest bidder? Would you like to get paid for the content you post and curate? Then you’ll love Voice.com!

Voice is a transparent, rewards-based social network for creating, distributing, and discovering content. It aims to foster a new and trusted experience through identity authentication and transparent database infrastructure. Voice is built by and for its users. The Voice token can be earned and consumed to acquire the attention of other users on the network. That’s right, it slices, dices, purees and comes with this amazing set of Ginsu knives!

But wait, there’s more! Today, you’ll meet Salah Zalatimo, CEO of Voice. You’ll hear our voices as they interview his voice. And then you can scream out loud at your podcast player so we can hear your voice. It’s the Billy Mays tribute episode #407 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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Feature: Salah Zalatimo, Chief Executive Officer, Voice.com

Salah Zalatimo is the CEO of Voice, a social media platform that rewards users and content creators. The platform aims to address many of the flaws in today’s media world, including data ownership, fraud and bot manipulation.

Prior to Block.one, Salah served as the global chief digital officer at Forbes, leading a successful digital transformation at the media company that involved completely re-engineering the product organization in order to rebuild the platform from the ground up. Salah also spearheaded Forbes’ blockchain innovation efforts.

Salah joined Forbes in 2015 after the company acquired his startup Camerama, a cloud-based photo sharing application. He founded the company after specializing in media for management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. His executive and advisory experience also includes Bertelsmann, Sony Music and The New York Times. Salah has a BA and an MBA from Columbia University. An amateur boxer, Salah is an advisory board member for the Haymakers For Hope charity boxing organization. He lives with his wife and two sons in Brooklyn.

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