Security Token Offerings with Alex Nascimento

Security Token Offerings with Alex Nascimento

Security Token Offerings with Alex Nascimento

First, we had ICOs. Then we had IEOs. Now we have STOs. And some of you may need to see a doctor about that STD.  The method for bringing cryptocurrencies to investors has changed throughout the years, and it’s important to keep up.

That’s why we’ve invited Alex Nascimento, faculty member & Co-founder of Blockchain at UCLA, to join us for a discussion on blockchain business applications and security token offerings. It doesn’t sound sexy but come with us, along for the ride you can consider this interview foreplay. 

Which brings us back to those STDs.  Seriously.  See a doctor. And don’t forget to practice safe listening for this episode #438 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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This Episode is Sponsored by: DIVI

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Alex Nascimento

Alex Nascimento, MA, MBA is an author and faculty member & Co-founder of Blockchain at UCLA where he lectures on Blockchain Business Applications and Security Tokens in addition to his role of Managing Director of 7CC – Blockchain Investments, a company focused on supporting & fostering the Blockchain industry.  Alex got his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and has developed training, marketing & blockchain strategies for companies in the United States, Latin America, and Asia. Alex can be found lecturing at UCLA and speaking at main Global Blockchain conferences and Corporate events demystifying securities issuance and investments on the blockchain for business leaders and entrepreneurs.

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A No-Holds Barred Conversation with Justin Sun

A No-Holds Barred Conversation with Justin Sun

A polarizing figure who has created a blockchain and made a lot of waves along the way, Justin Sun is a tough guy to reach. But we breached the Tron wall and finally had the opportunity to ask Justin some of the tough questions surrounding the Steem takeover, his online banter with Vitalik and the future of Tron. We may never get this chance again, so we hope you enjoy this no-holds-barred interview with Justin Sun on episode #410 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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Feature: Justin Sun, Founder of Tron.Network

Justin Sun is the founder of the cryptocurrency platform TRON and current CEO of BitTorrent. Justin Sun holds an M.A. in East Asia Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in History from Peking University. He is also the former chief representative of the Greater China area of Ripple; founder and CEO of mobile social App Peiwo.

At 26, Sun was chosen by Alibaba CEO, Jack Ma, to study at Hupan University. In 2019, he spent over $4m dollars for a lunch meeting with Warren Buffet.


Proof of Satoshi? Bad News for Friday, May 22nd

Proof of Satoshi? Bad News for Friday, May 22nd

Will we ever have Proof of Satoshi?

An extremely interesting transaction connected to one of the earliest Bitcoin wallets has got the crypto community scratching their heads. Was it Satoshi Nakamoto?

A mystery account has rescued $6 million in STEEM from Justin Sun’s rogue hard fork.

And Joe Rogan isn’t the only person leaving YouTube. A crypto YouTube is seeking to escape totalitarian tyranny by moving to Saipan.

We’ve also got news regarding the end of the Telegram battle with the SEC, along with a little help from our friend Josh Lawler.

We have gone so far down the NFT rabbit hole that we are spinning off a new LIVE show focused on the digital collectible space.

More about that. And a little about this. And perhaps a bit about that other thing. Oh, and Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! Grab a slice and settle in for our Bad News episode #409 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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This episode is sponsored by: MOBIE Money has existed for thousands of years progressing from shells to precious metals and minted coins to paper money. But the transfer of modern money is slow and expensive for both merchants and consumers — particularly across borders. Now payments are going mobile. That’s why the MobiePay™ ecosystem consists of three core applications that let users spend or send money and digital currency worldwide from their mobile phone in seconds — even if they don’t have a bank account. Mobie supports cashback programs on purchases with MobieCoin™ as an integrated reward and payment token connecting all fiat & major cryptocurrencies directly to the global retail marketplace — so everyone in the Mobie™ ecosystem is part of the world's most rewarding loyalty program.


Bitcoin News:

Did Satoshi Nakamoto Just Move His Coins for the First Time in 11 Years?

Craig Wright Already Has Key to Encrypted ‘Satoshi’ File — Kleiman

Bitcoin Price Metrics Just Converged — A Bull Run Has Always Followed

No, ISIS Does Not Have $300M in a Bitcoin ‘War Chest’

Current Events: 

Mystery Account ‘Rescues’ $6M of STEEM From Hard Fork Seizure

BlockFi says it suffered a data breach, but no customer funds were lost

AT&T Loses Bid to Dismiss $1.8M Crypto Theft Lawsuit

Crypto YouTuber Moves to Saipan to Escape ‘Totalitarian Tyranny’

Around the World:

In Congress, a New Bill Asks for Mass Survey of Blockchain Technology in the US

Funny/Human Interest Stories: 

Crypto Twitter Fails to Explain Bitcoin to an Exhausted JK Rowling

@girlgone_crypto explains to JK Rowling

Winklevoss Biographer Writes Newest, BTC-Heavy Episode of ‘Billions’


Upland Announcement

The Nifty Show begins Friday, May 29th.  5 pm EST / 2 pm PST

Featuring: Zuber Lawler

Josh Lawler, Partner of Zuber Lawler

Josh Lawler is an equity partner at the law firm of Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP where he leads the New Technology Practice Group, focusing on novel issues presented by developing technology including Blockchain (distributed ledger), artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual/augmented reality and internet of things.

Josh has over twenty years of experience as a securities attorney with focuses on finance and mergers and acquisitions, as well as intellectual property development and licensing. 

Zuber Lawler 

If you’re seeking legal counsel with respect to blockchain securities and regulatory matters, including the issuance of tokens and digitized assets; as well as development, licensing, commercial use, acquisition, and disposition of all manner of intellectual property look no further than Zuber Lawler.


Chinese Digital Yuan Tested by McDonalds, Starbucks and Subway – Bad News For Friday, April 24th

Chinese Digital Yuan Tested by McDonalds, Starbucks and Subway – Bad News For Friday, April 24th

Chinese Digital Yuan Tested by McDonalds, Starbucks and Subway — get all the Bad News for Friday, April 24th right here.

While the stock market is on a crazy roller coaster ride, Bitcoin has recovered 100% from it’s $3700 low of the year. Does that mean that the beloved Grandfather of cryptocurrencies has decoupled from stocks? CZ says quantitative easing will drive the price even higher.

Even though many are sheltered-in-place, demand for Bitcoin ATMs is increasing. Even crude oil prices crashing to the bottom haven’t affected the price of Bitcoin. And China is rolling out the world’s first state digital currency with testing to be done by major US companies. What in the world is going on?

Among other things, this is the week of blockchain’s biggest virtual event, Virtual Blockchain Week. We’re excited to fill you in on all the things that are happening and some of the things that will soon be happening.

Wherever you may be hunkered and bunkered, get ready for our Bad News episode #399 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY: Upland Upland is a location-based property trading game paired with a decentralized economy. Players buy, sell, trade and develop virtual properties that are based on real-world addresses. Blockchain technology ensures true ownership for the players. Uplanders collect in-game currency called UPX as a reward for their ownership and for completing missions in the game (collections, treasure hunts,...). UPX can be used to purchase more properties, to develop land and to pay for digital goods and services other Uplanders will create and provide. The objective is to establish an open economy where various stakeholders interact/transact with each other directly, i.e. without intermediaries. Check them out:


Bitcoin News:

Bitcoin Has Now 100% Recovered From $3.7K Lows, Decoupling From Stocks

China’s Digital Currency To Be Given A Test Drive By U.S. Companies

‘Mathematics Works!’ CZ Predicts QE Will Drive BTC Prices Up

Bitcoin ATMs Expand Despite Shelter-in-Place Rules

Register for Virtual Blockchain Week & be entered to win one of two CryptoMaticATM’s. 

Did Young Satoshi Nakamoto Write This 1999 Cypherpunks Post?

‘Boomers Are F*cked’ — New Macro Report Forecasts $1M Bitcoin by 2025

Historic Drop in WTI Crude Oil Futures Hardly Rattles Bitcoin Price

Current Events: 

Congress and IRS Virus Relief Allow Loss Carrybacks, Tax Refund Claims

Report on China’s Blockchain Industry Weathering the Storm of COVID-19

Libra Adapts White Paper to Appease US Regulators, Hopes for Changing Tides

Around the World:

Facebook’s Calibra Has 50 New Jobs in the Pipeline for Its Dublin-Based Team

Japanese Advertising Giant Promotes Content Creators Using Blockchain

14 Chinese Men Arrested in Malaysia for Bitcoin Scam

Funny/Human Interest Stories: 

People Spend More Crypto on Food and Clothing Than on Illegal Drugs

Understanding Cryptocurrency: Myths and Realities



Upland – COVID19 donations 


Blockchain Gaming Goes Mainstreet with Upland

Blockchain Gaming Goes Mainstreet with Upland

Many people think mainstream crypto adoption will take place when a major merchant starts accepting Bitcoin. Others think it will happen when banks speak the language of crypto. But it’s possible that blockchain gaming could be the catalyst to bring about massive awareness.

Today we welcome two co-founders from a blockchain gaming startup to the show to discuss their project, Upland. A monopoly-like game dealing with real-world properties, Upland has a headstart in the space and a mobile game with a great deal of stickiness.

What do San Francisco, tokens and llamas have to do with one another? Stick around for the full story, along with free tokens to get you started ingame.

Oh, and remember the Bitcoin price bet that Ronnie Moas made with Vinny Lingham at World Crypto Con 2018? Yeah.. that bet. And remember John McAfee’s $1,000,000 Bitcoin wager? Yeah, that wager. We’ll discuss both of these as well on episode #355 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.

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Feature: Upland

Dirk Lueth, Co-founder of Uplandme, Inc.

Dirk is a serial entrepreneur and an early adopter of blockchain and related technologies, based in Silicon Valley. He co-founded European and US-based companies in the FinTech and digital media spaces, including the Financial Times Deutschland and Forbatec which has been acquired by SunGard (today NYSE:FIS). Dirk mentored over 30 startups through his work at the German and Swiss startup accelerators in Silicon Valley and is a frequent speaker/panelist about blockchain and platform economics. He has studied Business Administration in Frankfurt and Paris and received a Ph.D. from the European Business School in Germany where he wrote his doctoral thesis about private and state-controlled currencies.



Idan Zuckerman, Co-founder of Uplandme, Inc.

Idan Zuckerman is an entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley with vast experience heading product and engineering organizations. Idan started his career in a special tech unit in the IDF (Israel Defense Force) where he led developer and IT teams. Shifting to Consumer Internet, Idan served as the VP of Engineering for Israel’s largest sports-news website, prior to joining the founding team of RocketPlay –  a leading mobile gaming company acquired by AGS (NYSE: AGS). Idan served as VP of Interactive Product at AGS for 3 additional years.


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