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The Agenda

English, Arts, 1 season, 39 episodes, 1 day, 6 hours, 44 minutes
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The Agenda explores the promises of crypto, blockchain and Web3, and how everyday people level up and improve their lives with technology. By: Jonathan DeYoung and Ray Salmond.
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Is DePIN the true catalyst for mass adoption? (feat. XYO)

Markus Levin of XYO joins The Agenda to explain everything about DePIN: what it is, how people can participate, why DePINs can help improve AI, and why the technology could be the future of mass adoption. This is the first interview in a series recorded in person at Consensus 2024.*Please note that this episode was recorded on May 30, not June 30 as stated in the intro*The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on X (Twitter) at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!Timestamps:(00:00) - Intro to The Agenda podcast and this week’s episode(01:13) - What is DePIN, and how can you participate?(04:02) - DePIN makes AI more trustworthy(07:44) - Is there a DePIN bubble?(10:50) - Do DePINs have privacy or security risks?(11:56) - IoT vs. DePIN(12:42) - What is the XYO token? Who can participate?(15:58) - How XYO handles data privacy and regulations(16:49) - Is the DePIN space oversaturated?(17:51) - Who are XYO’s clients? Who can build on it?(20:29) - Use cases for solutions built on XYO(21:07) - Can DePIN bring crypto mass adoption?(22:43) - DePINs collaboratingThe views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
6/12/202424 minutes, 9 seconds
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Is the future of DeFi in Bitcoin and wrapped BTC? (feat. DLC.Link)

Aki Balogh, co-founder and CEO of DLC.Link, joins The Agenda podcast to break down the significance of Bitcoin DeFi, the importance of security and efficiency in DeFi, and why he believes wrapping BTC and bringing it to other chains is the smartest move.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on X (Twitter) at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Aki Balogh on X at @AkiBalogh.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!Timestamps:(00:00) - Introduction to The Agenda podcast and this week’s episode(02:30) - What is Bitcoin DeFi, and why should people use it?(07:01) - Digital gold vs. physical gold(09:19) - Is Bitcoin DeFi user-friendly?(12:00) - What is DLC.Link?(14:18) - Security risks when wrapping Bitcoin(18:47) - Dealing with high network fees(21:03) - The advantages of bringing BTC to Ethereum(25:38) - Is DeFi too centralized?(29:37) - What if you accidentally lend Bitcoin to criminals?(31:10) - Fallout of the U.S. actions against Tornado Cash(33:19) - Is Bitcoin safe from regulatory actions?(35:47) - Could a market maker manipulate DLC.Link?(40:20) - What happens if your wrapped BTC is stolen?(41:15) - Why Aki Balogh is so passionate about DeFi(43:59) - The future of DLC.LinkThe views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
5/29/202447 minutes, 32 seconds
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Blockchain casino aims to share the wealth so more than just the house wins (feat. Zach Bruch)

Zach Bruch, founder and CEO of MyPrize, joins The Agenda podcast to explain how blockchain-based casinos have the potential to absorb significant market share within the gambling industry and how MyPrize aims to make betting more fun and communal while also sharing revenue with creators.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on X (Twitter) at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Zach Bruch on X at @zachbruch. Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
5/16/202449 minutes, 18 seconds
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Musicians are getting ripped off, but decentralized fundraising could help (feat. Miles of FanSociety)

Miles of FanSociety joins The Agenda podcast to break down why musicians typically get such a small cut of the money generated by their music, and how blockchain-based fundraising tools may offer a lifeline and help artists build sustainable careers without needing record labels.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.If you want to help build FanSociety, reach out to Miles on Telegram at @MilesAwayNoww. Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
5/1/202442 minutes, 45 seconds
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Memecoins, millionaires and crypto — A new dawn or a sign that it’s over?

Memecoins have been the superstars of the 2024 crypto bull market, but are the vast riches made from unserious tokens a sign that crypto is unable to deliver on the promise of revolutionizing the investing landscape? SideShift.ai founder Andreas Brekken explains why memecoins are a net positive for the crypto space.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on X (Twitter) at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he made the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Andreas Brekken on X (Twitter) at @abrkn and SideShift.ai at @sideshiftai.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
4/17/202445 minutes, 18 seconds
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Why email providers like Gmail should be decentralized (feat. Daniel James of Dmail)

Daniel James of Dmail joins The Agenda to explain why decentralized email offers a better alternative to centralized providers like Gmail, why wallet-linked email services prevent spam, how to participate in the DMAIL airdrop campaign, and much more.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Dmail on X (Twitter) at @Dmailofficial.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
4/3/202447 minutes, 2 seconds
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Monetizing physical activity with crypto and Web3 (feat. Oleg Fomenko of Sweat Economy)

Oleg Fomenko joins The Agenda podcast to discuss how Sweatcoin and Sweat Economy seek to power a new economy where physical exercise is tokenized, rewarded and traded on the open market — and how Web3 and blockchain can offer financial incentives to be physically active.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Oleg Fomenko on Twitter/X at @oleg_fem and Sweat Economy at @SweatEconomy. Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
3/20/202451 minutes, 55 seconds
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Bitcoin price hits new all-time high — What does it mean for crypto in 2024?

With Bitcoin price hitting a new all-time high above $69,000 on March 5, hosts Jonathan DeYoung and Ray Salmond reflect on what the bull market means for mass adoption, artificial intelligence, NFTs and community-focused projects in 2024.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
3/8/202451 minutes, 18 seconds
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AI in gaming, the future of Web3 gaming and ethical AI usage (feat. Ben James of Atlas)

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing every aspect of daily life across the globe, including the gaming industry, where AI can fast-track the creation of virtual worlds and the assets that populate them. Atlas CEO Ben James joins The Agenda to discuss the advantages and concerns around AI becoming an endemic component of modern society.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on X (Twitter) at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Atlas on X (Twitter) at @Atlas3DAI and Instagram at @atlas3dai.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
2/21/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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Can Web3, NFTs and blockchain help fight climate change? (feat. Inna Modja of Code Green)

Activist, musician and Code Green co-founder Inna Modja joins The Agenda to explore the relationship between art, NFTs and activism, as well as how Web3 technology is helping communities raise funds to build resilience and become more sustainable in the face of climate change.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on X (Twitter) at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Inna Modja on X (Twitter) at @Innamodja and Instagram at @innamodjaofficiel. Follow Code Green on X (Twitter) at @codegreen_nft and Instagram at @codegreen_nft.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
2/7/202439 minutes, 20 seconds
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Fighting fake news with blockchain technology (feat. Evan Hansen of Factland DAO)

We live in the era of fake news, and with the advent of AI, it will become even harder to determine which real media is real and which is fake. Evan Hansen of Factland DAO explains why source and fact authentication should be a community exercise.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Evan Hansen on X (Twitter) at @evnhsn and Factland DAO at @factlanddao.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
1/24/202459 minutes, 13 seconds
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WTF is a Web3 domain, and why does everyone need one? (feat. Sandy Carter of Unstoppable Domains)

Unstoppable Domains COO Sandy Carter joins The Agenda to explain how Web3 domains work and why they can help small businesses, creators and others. She also breaks down how Unstoppable differs from its competitors, the differences between Web2 and Web3 tech companies, and more.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Sandy Carter on X (Twitter) at @sandy_carter. Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
1/10/202448 minutes, 29 seconds
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Are NFTs back? DAOs, governance, marketplaces and royalties with RARI Foundation (feat. Jana Bertram)

RARI Foundation head of strategy Jana Bertram joins The Agenda to discuss how NFT marketplaces can support creators and create an equitable, democratic space for collectors and creators — as well as the future of nonfungible tokens.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on X (Twitter) at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Jana Bertram on X (Twitter) at @yannau. Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
12/27/202352 minutes, 4 seconds
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Privacy, security and state surveillance (feat. Chelsea Manning and Harry Halpin of Nym)

Nym CEO Harry Halpin and security consultant Chelsea Manning sit down with The Agenda to explain how the Nym mixnet and VPN help keep users anonymous online, as well as how privacy tools can fight AI algorithms and surveillance, why institutional adoption can be good for privacy, and more.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Chelsea Manning on Twitter at @xychelsea and Harry Halpin at @harryhalpin.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
12/13/202347 minutes, 50 seconds
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Decentralized Web3 communications tech is taking on Zoom (feat. Ayush Ranjan of Huddle01)

Huddle01 co-founder and CEO Ayush Ranjan joins The Agenda to talk about Web3-native communications platforms, why companies like Zoom should be decentralized, and why decentralization results in better performance and privacy for users worldwide.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Ayush on Twitter at @ranjan3118.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
11/29/202356 minutes, 8 seconds
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The future of Web3 and blockchain mass adoption (feat. Alex Tapscott)

Investor and blockchain advocate Alex Tapscott joins The Agenda to discuss his new book, Web3: Charting the Internet’s Next Economic and Cultural Frontier, and explore the future of blockchain mass adoption, crypto regulation, Web3 use cases and more.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Alex Tapscott on Twitter at @alextapscott. Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
11/15/202346 minutes, 51 seconds
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Meet the 13-year-old selling sneakers for Bitcoin (feat. Blake Cockram of CryptoKicks)

13-year-old entrepreneur Black Cockram, founder of CryptoKicks, joins The Agenda to chat about his shoe resale business with unique crypto roots. Blake explores the synergies between cryptocurrency and sneaker culture and predicts how both will grow over the coming years.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow CryptoKicks on Instagram at @cryptokicks.io.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
11/1/202346 minutes, 52 seconds
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The nuts and bolts of onboarding new users to crypto on YouTube (feat. Cryptonauts)

Cryptonauts co-founder and host Nathan Leung joins The Agenda to discuss the successes and challenges of educating those interested in cryptocurrency via a sponsor-free YouTube channel, sharing his crypto origin story, motivations and future plans for his YouTube channel and thriving community. The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Crytptonauts on Twitter at @CryptonautsShow and Nathan Leung on Instagram at @capt_crypto.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
10/18/202354 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jonathan DeYoung and Ray Salmond talk adoption and crypto’s future

To celebrate 20 episodes, Hosts Jonathan DeYoung and Ray Salmond interview each other about their experiences hosting The Agenda, what excites them about blockchain, how crypto has changed over the years, what the future of the space may hold, and more.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
10/4/202326 minutes, 15 seconds
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Web3, AI and data are shaking up the music industry (feat. Cherie Hu of Water & Music)

Water & Music founder Cherie Hu joins The Agenda to discuss how new technologies are impacting the music industry, and how innovative creators can use research-based methodologies to create art and build sustainable careers.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Cherie Hu on Twitter at @CherieHu42 and Water & Music at @water_and_music.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
9/20/202347 minutes, 43 seconds
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AI, blockchain adoption and the knowledge economy (feat. OriginTrail)

OriginTrail co-founders Žiga Drev and Tomaz Levak join The Agenda to discuss real-world and enterprise crypto adoption, how blockchain can help combat artificial intelligence misinformation, and why the knowledge economy may be the future of the internet.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Žiga Drev on Twitter at @DrevZiga and Tomaz Levak at @TomazOT.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
9/6/20231 hour, 47 seconds
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Musician-focused Web3 project The Homies DAO spotlights mental health (feat. Iman Europe)

Singer and The Homies DAO founder Iman Europe joins The Agenda to discuss the importance of mental health, wellness and community for musicians, and why she embraces Web3 in her career and through her decentralized autonomous organization.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Iman Europe on Twitter at @ImanEurope and Instagram at @imaneurope, and follow The Homies DAO at @TheHomiesDAO and visit the website at thehomiesdao.xyz. Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
8/23/202338 minutes, 53 seconds
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Crypto can liberate everyone, regardless of political affiliation (feat. The Blockchain Socialist)

Podcaster and author Joshua Dávila, aka The Blockchain Socialist, joins The Agenda to discuss his new book, Blockchain Radicals: How Capitalism Ruined Crypto and How to Fix It, and explain why the Left shouldn’t be scared of crypto, as well as his views on how those working in Web3 should avoid replicating the missteps of the tech and TradFi industries. The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Joshua Dávila, aka The Blockchain Socialist, on Twitter at @TBSocialistCheck out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
8/9/202356 minutes, 28 seconds
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Using blockchain technology to fight climate change (feat. Jesse Morris of Energy Web)

Energy Web CEO Jesse Morris joins The Agenda to share the current state of the climate crisis, explain how blockchain technology can help decarbonize the energy sector, outline why we should remain hopeful in the face of global warming and climate change, and much more.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Jesse Morris on Twitter at @ja_morris  and Energy Web at @energywebx.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
7/28/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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Leveraging DeFi capital to help fix the housing crisis (feat. Home Construction Collective)

Home Construction Collective co-founders Isaac Lidsky and Erich Wasserman join The Agenda to unpack the housing crisis, explain why starter homes are in short supply, and share how Collective is leveraging DeFi to fractionalize and incentivize home construction investment.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Isaac Lidsky on Twitter at @isaaclidsky, Erich Wasserman at @erichwasserman  and Home Construction Collective at @hccollective_HQ.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
7/5/202349 minutes, 8 seconds
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Will Bitcoin save the world? (Feat. Joe Hall)

Cointelegraph reporter Joe Hall joins The Agenda and shares his experiences traveling the world to preach Bitcoin adoption and educate people on the Lightning Network, along with breaking down Bitcoin’s “marketing problem” and countering common anti-BTC arguments.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Joe Hall on Twitter at @JoeNakamoto and on YouTube at youtube.com/@joenakamoto.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast are its participants’ alone and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions of Cointelegraph. This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
6/7/202346 minutes, 9 seconds
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Financial surveillance, privacy and the threat of CBDCs (feat. Marta Belcher)

Civil liberties and cryptocurrency lawyer Marta Belcher joins The Agenda to break down the importance of privacy, how financial surveillance works, the potential ramifications of CBDCs — and what concerned citizens can do to challenge corporate and government surveillance.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Marta Belcher on Twitter at @martabelcherCheck out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
5/24/202344 minutes, 20 seconds
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How crypto tech is powering mutual aid organizing in NYC (feat. Marisa Rando of PactDAO)

PactDAO co-founder Marisa Rando tells The Agenda how crypto and blockchain technology helps the mutual aid collective better coordinate, organize and connect with community members and other activist groups — and also breaks down the basics of mutual aid.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Marisa Rando on Twitter at @marisa_rando, and follow Pact at @pactDAOCheck out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
5/10/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Privacy, blockchain anonymity and Rojava’s crypto experiment (feat. DarkFi)

DarkFi co-founder Rachel-Rose O’Leary and developer Kato join The Agenda to share their experiences with blockchain and decentralization in Rojava, Syria — and how it relates to their current work building privacy and self-autonomy with the DarkFi anonymous blockchain.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Rachel Rose-O’Leary on Twitter at @lunar_mining, and follow DarkFi at @DarkFiSquad.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
4/26/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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Cybersecurity, encryption and anti-surveillance (feat. Matt Mitchell of CryptoHarlem)

The Agenda chats with hacker Matt Mitchell, aka Matteo, about the importance of cybersecurity, personal data encryption and anti-surveillance, and how CryptoHarlem teaches citizens how to protect themself against corporate and government spying.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Matt Mitchell (Matteo) on Twitter at @geminiimatt.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
4/12/202353 minutes, 54 seconds
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Africa: Crypto’s next Silicon Valley? (feat. Elisha Owusu Akyaw)

The Agenda chats with Cointelegraph social media specialist Elisha Owusu Akyaw, aka GhCryptoGuy, about how Africans are taking the lead on blockchain development and crypto innovation in Africa — as well as how unclear regulation is holding the cryptocurrency industry back.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Elisha (GhCryptoGuy) on Twitter at @ghcryptoguy.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
3/29/202355 minutes, 43 seconds
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Live from the cutting room floor

With Ray on vacation, Jonathan reflects on the first few weeks of The Agenda and shares extended content that had been previously edited down for time. He also previews upcoming episodes, which will dive into Bitcoin in Africa, cybersecurity, lunarpunk, mutual aid and more.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
3/15/202318 minutes, 53 seconds
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Does crypto media have an ethics problem? (feat. Molly Jane Zuckerman)

Molly Jane Zuckerman, former content lead at CoinMarketCap, joins The Agenda to share her thoughts on how to remain ethical in crypto media, the role of news organizations in the cryptocurrency space, the importance of having ethics standards, and more.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Molly Jane Zuckerman on Twitter at @MollyJZuckerman.Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
3/1/202358 minutes, 16 seconds
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Building Black power through Bitcoin and financial literacy: Part 2 (feat. Najah Roberts)

In Part 2 of our conversation about Bitcoin and Black America, Ray and Jonathan talk with BTC educator Najah Roberts about how to improve financial literacy in the United States, the challenges of operating an exchange as a “little guy,” and why crypto is for the children.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Najah Roberts on Twitter at @najahroberts and Instagram at @najahroberts. Check out Cointelegraph at cointelegraph.com.If you like what you heard, rate us and leave a review!This podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
2/15/202339 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bitcoin, Black America and building generational wealth: Part 1 (feat. Najah Roberts)

Jonathan and Ray chat with Najah Roberts, the “Queen of Crypto,” to discuss the hurdles of founding a crypto exchange and how Bitcoin investing can help Black Americans boost their financial literacy skills and build a path toward financial independence. The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic. He produces the music for The Agenda, so check out more of his content here: madic.art.Follow Najah Roberts on Twitter at @najahroberts and Instagram at @najahroberts. Cointelegraph’s website: cointelegraph.comThis podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
2/1/202337 minutes, 44 seconds
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Music NFTs, hip hop and the Web3 creator economy (feat. Adam Levy & Jay Kila)

Jonathan and Ray sit down with Adam Levy of the Mint podcast and rapper Jay Kila to chat about music NFTs, hip hop in India, the creator economy, and how nonfungible tokens can help independent content creators monetize their work and grow their audience.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Adam Levy on Twitter at @levychain and Instagram at @levychain, and Jay Killa on Twitter at @jkila and Instagram at @jay_kila.Cointelegraph’s website: cointelegraph.comThis podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
1/11/202346 minutes, 58 seconds
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The future is DAO: Blockchain and worker rights (feat. TheLaborDAO & theCaféDAO)

Ray and Jonathan sit down with TheLaborDAO founder Larry Williams Jr. and theCaféDAO founders Daniel Carias and Dustin Tong to chat about how decentralized autonomous organizations are reforming collective action and changing the face of labor organizing.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow TheLaborDAO on Twitter at @thelabordao and theCaféDAO at @theCaféDAO. Cointelegraph’s website: cointelegraph.comThis podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
12/28/202247 minutes, 28 seconds
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Crypto & financial inclusion for sex workers (feat. Allie Rae)

Ray and Jonathan sit down with Allie Rae, CEO of WetSpace, to discuss sex work, why banks dislike both cryptocurrency and porn stars, NFTs for adult entertainers, and why crypto can promote financial inclusion — plus so much more!The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic, and he makes the music for the podcast — hear more at madic.art.Follow Allie Rae on Twitter at @mrsallierae and on Instagram at @theallierae. Cointelegraph’s website: cointelegraph.comThis podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
12/12/202259 minutes
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TRAILER: The Agenda with Ray Salmond & Jonathan DeYoung

The Agenda is a new podcast exploring the promises of crypto, blockchain and Web3, and how everyday people level up with technology. Hosts Jonathan DeYoung and Ray Salmond sit down to discuss the purpose and origins of the show, as well as their own personal crypto journeys.The Agenda is brought to you by Cointelegraph and hosted/produced by Ray Salmon and Jonathan DeYoung. Follow Cointelegraph on Twitter at @Cointelegraph, Jonathan at @maddopemadic and Ray at @HorusHughes. Jonathan is also on Instagram at @maddopemadic. He produces the music for The Agenda, so check out more of his content here: madic.art.Cointelegraph’s website: cointelegraph.comThis podcast (and any related content) is for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial advice, nor should it be taken as such. Everyone must do their own research and make their own decisions. The podcast’s participants may or may not own any of the assets mentioned.
12/12/20226 minutes, 56 seconds