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Ben Tantra Punk in the Garden in front of the Pond

Ecological Security, Treeage, Self Quarantine, and more Land Lessons TPP271

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In this episode I share more land lessons and updates focusing on a tree care, self care, overall resilence

My Non Verbatim Show Notes:

Last night, dancing in the night, warm and dry, seizing the night, before pouring rain, but still coming down, went out and planted an array of different varieties of seeds, mostly annual herbs and veggies, to be an understory guild around fruit and nut tree plantings

its been a couple of months, phase in and out of blocks of time doing this rehab on this project, that has had exquisite design implementations, that have just been, when you dance and have romance with nature, things can get ahead of you pretty fast, takes people power once established to do maintenance, more or less light, head, cold, moisture, aspects can be set and forget, stuff that needs to be maintained

I’m coming in as reinforcements, do feng shui, rehab, text book permaculture design system, my triage/treeage, set foot on this property I bow to the ground first evening, celebrating the union, faceplant to the earth, made vows, spirits of the land, ancestors, I will do my best to take care of you if you take care of me, never want to set foot off this property again, not wanting to re enter the mix of the matrix, was barely becoming aware of that thing in china, yeah they’re probably gonna lock it down pretty hard, it was one my radar as a prepper, had been since early stages, now it’s exponentially increasing, I’m piping in the up to the minute facts,

prepper fantasy come to life, first days I was here it was quiet, too quiet, picking up from the colony reality tv show, ran a drill of what is exactly happening right now, both seasons of the show, everyone should watch that to see how to navigate the social politics of extreme austerity, they nailed it, a lot of the social dynamics, check it out

this feels like that situation where you’re gonna have to take inventory of what you can mcguevyer and a-team together, food, shelter, water, etc.

its a fucking miracle, all the stars aligning to put me where I’m at now

tragic irony, paradox, you could be doing everything, could still be infected, its a mind fuck, I feel blessed to at least have for myself the optimism of feeling like I have a survival retreat, if I have to go out and do missions into the matrix I have a place to go back to

I’ve done self quarantine already, have the means to extend that for a long time, financially and with preps stored, continue to cycle through

that sort of recap on this last couple of months, getting on to this land and saying to myself, you better maximize the ecological security, resiliency, and productivity of this land now, so you’re not struggling later in more austere times, so filling up every possible container with water

strategizing on rainwater catchment, looking at overgrown system and having to train the eye and the mind and the deeper settle aspects of intuition to feel into where on this design are the places that need the most love and attention and get the most yield, could be immediate, long term, that’s the triage

that’s the training from first aid in cert, community emergency response team training, anyone who understands triage in a mass casualty event, this site is a mass casualty event for trees that have been chewed bare at the base by adorable critters that I will not by any means ever poison, but will have to develop strategies of what’s gonna make it on its own, war metaphors, if you’re gonna survive here, you’ve got to determine systematically, what gets primary care immediately, literally tagging, this tree’s dead, pull it out, chop and drop, mulch in place, so it doesn’t confuse us as we’re going to find the trees that will make it and then sorting the efforts into what needs the most care now, what is doing okay and can wait a little bit longer, what is barely hanging, maybe a goner, lost cause beyond the point of no return, we’ll do a little bit to keep it alive but can’t over extend resources, sorting the efforts into what needs the most care now, and what is doing okay and can wait longer

may look fine today but need to be maintained to keep that level of vigor

that has been the name of the game out here, stacking sats, hodling crypto, dollar cost averaging, smart trading, holding, risking exposure, social distancing, sanitation, strength of immune system

lot of different rodents, trash heaps, places that need tlc, cautious about dust, stirring up a lot of dried rodent feces and urine, dust masks for that, praying hard, really really meditating on the throat and lungs, not gonna go into my herbal remedy approach

don’t want to make any mistakes in any medical advice or natural medicine remedy advice

so that’s the zone that I have been in, meditating on my health, if you don’t want to end up in the hospital, better not be stupid, careless, move to fast, do something mindless to end up in a hospital where they feed you dead toxic food which lowers your immune system, trapped air flow, you’ll be exposed to virsuses, every pathogen on earth cohabitating there, you don’t want to take the space from someone who needs it, slow the fuck down, mindful slow down, don’t get snagged on rusty chicken wire, don’t stomp on rusty nails move slowly, deliberately

had a few nicks, have strategies for maintaining the surface of my skin, phased there immune responses to various stimuli, various symptoms, I feel like a million dollars right now

not medical advice, timely spiritual practice revelations, maybe things happening for a reason, maybe things being synchronistic, some exciting news

its been a wet dream come true to get the fuck back here from mini mission to babylon, before the rains to get dense polyculture seed mix planting into these large donuts of semi composted wood chip mulch around 20 or 30 beautiful trees, need to be cared for, protected, there needs to be a design consideration for anchoring the human activity to regular maintenance of these young developing trees so they don’t get neglected

treeage pulled out a lot of dead twigs, like profusion test, check of consciousness, methodology of steps to determine the vital signs, without equipment, say you’re in a battle field or disaster situation, doing triage, system of tagging and sorting people who are ambulant, can get up and move, put in an area,people who are alive but can’t move, people in critical state of blood loss or other things, can’t speak but conscious, a whole process, not an expert, doing that with trees, which are dead which are alive, you can slowly apply pressure to tips that look super dry, without ripping off more than necessary, take a dry tip, does it flex, bend, snap off, more resistance there, tiny little scratch test, be careful, mindful, scratch a tiny bit, moist green life, interesting practice of shit, if there is any life left, it may be all the way down in the roots, and not know

don’t yank it out, kick it over, or stomp on it, it will have a chance

is there growth below the graft, we go through that process, determine which as salvageable, probably about 20 cubic yards of wood chip mulch, remnants of a bigger load, composted nicely, it was a good mix, cycling through

full disclosure, went to psytribe valentine’s day party knew at that time it would be basically risking death, if I go to that social event, breaking what I had already been feeling was a need to maintain the social distance

everybody elses winter funk, I felt like a million dollars, but everyone drinking sweetened cocktails, smoking cigarettes, lots of love, like clockwork and orgy of viral spread, as far as I can imagine, at that time no indication of a corona virus case in california, no one in state of panic or alarm, in my heart of hearts with or without corona, you better be self inquisitive, is this something that is going to possibly, its the cost benefit, I gotta see my tribe, I gotta see my people

I thought to myself I could pass on this party, but no I need it, I want it, I will be sad if I don’t go,

so I went I danced all night, best party, best vibes, so much to celebrate, for me, global pandemic looming, we were blissfully ignorant for the most part at that point

or course, like clock work, little scratch in the throat be morning, and also when I slept, I felt like there was a bit of a draft I didn’t account for, oh shit, good thing I’m gonna bug out to this land and be totally isolated, and have practically zero contact with anybody for almost 2 weeks, and that was the drill, that was the self quarantine drill and I went through a bizarre fever, and very very mild upper respiratory, pseudo,, proto coughs that didn’t really take hold

as soon as I got tiny tickle in throat, I said battle mode, self quarantine, no more solid food, not gonna say the herb I used but basically did what you would consider like a ayahuasca dieta, I wanted to connect with some of the herbs of this land and say already, take me I’m yours, if I’m goin out, I’m going out in a beautiful nature place, romance with this new to me herb, highly potent and medicinal and I’m not trying to start an mlm taking about it, also placebo effect, okay, I love myself, I do my absolute best to nurture and support and boost my immune system, this is a test, no fear, no worries, just soldier on, about 36 hour period where I was pretty incapacitated with fever, boiled from the inside out, lymph nodes didn’t swell, wasn’t miserable, almost had no mucus, maybe one night I put some very gentle soft, natural soaping solution onto a bit of paper towel, and inserted to stop one night of a bit of a faucet out of one nostril, then it was fine, little bits of phelm over the course of a couple of weeks, I never get sick, hardly ever have fever, keto paleo, no added sugar, no processed foods

a lot of confidence in my immune system, knowing I’m not constantly inflamed, eliminated grains, legumes, dairy, sugar

we’re talking, fruits, nuts, seeds, berries, mostly fish, some poultry, lots of herbs, not gonna get into specific choices of things

I hunkered down, self quarantine, bona fide drill, real threat, I swabbed that whole party, water filter, washed hands but so much hugging and talking, everybody spraying particles

fever was its own psychedelic experience but I would say over all on scale of 1-10, I was surprised by how mild most of the symptoms were, how limited in duration, whatever it was, there’s no reason for me to believe I had exposed to corona virus, it was more lik ea drill, what was off though is that I wouldn’t normally get sick, I wouldn’t normally be getting sick, I would expect ot be fine, novel, no precedent in the immune system, you don’t get any freebees from immune system, you’re fighting a new…

I don’t have mastery of virology, been studying it, I out on the other side of that, no residue phelgm, I feel this more today like a billlion dollars, not selling any herbal secret, I had a profound experience last night out there, seizing the night, humbled by cold and rain, dry with multiple layers of tactical casual gardening clothes and rain gear

and also knowing you don’t want to be out here to long but you gotta stay warm, you gotta dance to live, dance to stay warm, get seeds in ground before you miss the rains, living on the edge, some people are raiding walmart, I’m out there dancing to stay warm and dry and get seeds in the ground, healthy panic mode

win/win, force multiplier, to say to these trees, you take care of me I take care of you, I love you, this is a beautiful romance, I will nurture you, nourish you, and cherish you and be shaded by you and fed by you and you will be the habitat,

as zanzibar said in a recent podcast, polywombic, helping to create habitat fro wildlife, the frogs and toads, almost to tears, so heart melting, I’m just bumping into them, got my light on, actually squared off with one, I got out of its way, the power of this being in front of me, wow, amazing

a beautiful realm, thrilled to be here, I hope I survive everything, a stay strong, do the ecological magic to work this land, make it abundant, build on the strategy of these trees, we’re gonna guild plant around these trees, establish for myself a daily ish route that are dispersed around

keep fertigated, keep moist, rather than orchard over there that does its thing, irrigated, integrating human pathway daily commute, walking through it, gotta go out to where the trees are, kitchen garden growies, overlaying zones 1 thourgh 3, comingling them

small enough to all be convenient to access not so dispersed that its a big chore, you should be walking, hiking, creating a bunch of mini zone one plantings that will be stitched together through earth works, ponding, fertigation, candy land game board

to me that’s been the most important objective, get to that point, so many critters, no mercy, don’t just get ot have a little raised bed box, your veggie garden nope, it will be pulled from underground, checked from above ground, slithered on, grubbed on, little stems

doesn’t work in this level of wilderness, going to have to plant a huge diverse array of sacrificial planting,s

okay with attracting competitors, be happy they are coming around doing their bits, if you go from seeds, the key leverage point of that is that a lot are dirt cheap you don’t need to be that extravagant

I was thrilled to get to that point to have survived that period of self quarantine, to bond with the herbs o the land and to at the moment of the rains beginning have had the hard and soft scaping rehab triage, new where to go int eh dark, with a headlamp those mulch donuts were my tags on the tree age, visual ques, very systematically, need to draw them out on a pirate treasure map for now its in subconscious

don’t want to forget the ones off the path, have a route that trains me to get to all of them incentivize that habit, bend the rules of permaculture zonation, stretch, this tree needs treatment, or pruning, care, change contours so basin is gonna hold water,

all the care you gotta have a reason to care, go out there, planting things around it, things I’m gonna harvest quickly that’s the name of the game,

what was put into action last night

many reasons in spite of whats happening in the world, to be ecstatic and celebrate in the bitter sweet glory of having earned the privilege and luxury to have at least 75 to 85 percent buffering ot be able to follow the best practices, not have to compromise to much

the worse things get, I can scale into and scale out of the official protocols and restrictions and just try to keep myself on a tight leash to this property

the most tragic irony would be to have done all this work, my lifes work to be

secure ecologically and have this opportunity and then be swept up in net, or do something stupid end up the hospital and then be exposed

whatever I’ve done to build my immune system to this point, it’s all nullified by being hospitalized

this is what’s real, this is as fucking real as it gets part of my strategy to adapt to his moment is to really do the triage on making sure the people I love in the world really know it, making the amends, we don’t know who could be next

instead of worry, do the lower chakra things, focus on security, get that squared away and then really carefully feel into who needs to be reminded of your deep and true love for them

a lot of them are coming to me in my dreams, bubbling up to surface of inbox on their own

this is advice, make every day like valentines day from now until the vaccine an effective vaccine and beyond

no matter what your relationship is to a financial crisis, an epidemic, a pandemic, treat every day like valentines day, say namaste, every day and mean it

 

Allie Eve Knox pic

Revolutionizing Adult Industry Payments with Allie Eve Knox of SpankChain TPP251

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In this episode I’m joined by Allie Eve Knox, VP of Sales at SpankChain for a exploration of her crypto journey and her role at the illustrious SpankChain crypto company

Allie is a Fetish Performer, Content Creator, VP of Sales at SpankChain

My Non Verbatim Show Notes:

allie nox vp sales

super in debt,grad school, camming at night, do it house, didn’t have to sit in traffic

2014,

started shooting porn

custom videos, out of bedroom, camming

2017 found spank chain

got in fight with somebody on twitter,

you should hire me, sent resume, i work her now, these are the things i’m gonna do

coming into start up tech space, adult liaison, didn’t know how to deal with my dominatrix character

working with them since ICO

putting out a bunch of pr

we were so strange

aliens in the room

realized, people

weren’t assimilated into tech

did an ico in ico days 2017,

white paper, cam site, crypto only camsite, launched beta april 2018, no privates, no personal chat, site looked really good

beta for a year

discovered, shit hit the fan with crypto, started tanking, people stopped wanting to spend

hard to find user base to part with money

credit card payments brought in more traffic

user account process, get key phrases, all typical crypto stuff

people were really confused by it, constantly losing there stuff

had to completely overhaul the back end

took camsite down, launched few products

hopefully will be bring cam site back up

now first version, model profiles build off of that , where cam site and clip site built on

find favorite model

just put out very first version at AVN

model’s able to get own custom link,

here’s my link pay me through there

links to video content

basically whatever you want

so many benefits in crypto

I’ve had all my accounts shut down, I was violating the rules for selling panties or content

started taking crypto

no one’s gonna protect the adult industry

spankchain, we’re gonna make this for the adult industry

everything’s anonymous, not a thing where I wife is gonna find his credit card purchases

won’t get shut down, low fees

some sites take 50%

credit card processing, we pay taxes

with crypto we just take a 1% fee, .5% for merchants

stable coin, super exciting

really simple cash out process

wills done excellent job of making user experience super easy and intuitive

appreciate community coming together

building a platform models want to use

charge backs, all typical shit

take you’re finances

booty stable coin

really nice to count on,

really nice if I have $250 goal it’s gonna be the same price

whatever you bring in, minus 1% fee

at first didn’t have this on camsite in beta

having to explain price fluctuation

models want to know how to sell things

we just want to make it work, all the technical stuff I don’t know, it doesn’t matter

that’s all I need

I don’t really know how cash works or

don’t have anybody we partner with

gemini sex worker friendly

really good dealings with them

still have to go through exchange, kyc all those things

but I can kind of tease this, we are working on regulations for fiat offramp

load up on spank pay, go and pay bill

going through regulatory process on that, we’ll know mid march

due diligence, paperwork on all that

started camming, paid out on pay card

I could just go cash out automatically

really save me in times when I needed to get paid

that’s really gonna open doors for people

if we start seeing it in everyday practice showing friends

really hope that’s what’s coming next, h

we’re gonna clone product for other people in adult

cannabis, having a hell of a time with payments

there always getting fucked too, we’re gonna co-brand a product, like a white label

we targeted the people who needed this product

we wanted to build the things that the people needed

adult really needed it

this is what we’re all stoked on, this is how we live our lives

the bigger picture is white label it for whoever wants it

start with adoption for people who really need it

people who are unbankable

kind of a solution to a whole lot of problems

urge community to participate in this

send crypto on this

for me, someone in my camroom taught me how to use crypto

2018 started showing up different attitudes towards crypto

adult is always the forefront of technology

maybe if it takes off only a handfull will use it,

never came in there, we’re gonna change the game, we’re another solution we can solve a few problems, we’re hear, we don’t wanna fight

showing up year after year, friendly, hang out with models, provided good community

people started to take us more seriously

started winning awards, good press, kind of the black sheep, kinda strange ones

we were like the red headed step children of the industry

we kept showing up being friendly and cool, putting out products

markets have crashed but we’re still here

a little easier this last year, proven numbers, partners that really like us

been kind of a turning point

now its t

camsite didn’t have a lot of features

small team

takes a long time to do a lot of really cool shit

gave a space for people do do whatever they wanted

people slept

people garden

crypto allows you to do whatever the hell you want

free speech

so open, accepting

it was a no pressure zone, be yourself

smoke, eat

no ranking, no cam score

people were able to monetize it

one time, battle test on site, everybody on at the same time

we want you to break shit, push buttons all be streaming at the same time

spank house, going in tipping,

models streaming, we built this fucking product, spent every moment of our lives

really cool, everybody in this moment, so proud, so thankful model

spank house corporate culture

boys lived in venice beach, had a loft, had extra bedroom, most of team was remote

people would sleep on couches, get together a week a month, bang through things

boys had that place until this winter, downsized, it was a really great spot where the whole team could be together

we’re still remote, devs in canada, I’m in texas, to get team together on call once a week is not enough

company culture, spend a lot of time together, hang out together eat together, work together

we all get together and spend time together

working on this product, lived and breathed

I have a spank chain shirt,

we still have a problem, and have to build a solution

if eth is at 100 or 1000, still that problem out there, no one else is gonna do it

no one else has stepped up

we’re going to work every last second we possibly can

that’s one reason I’m still in this

I need someone to help me protect my money

I need this product

I will work tirelessly to make this product

this what drives every person on the team

whatever that markets gonna do

full force, here are the things we’re gonna do

market has changed so much

Proof of Love Ep. 7 Tantric Sex with Ben Tantra Punk Rebroadcast TPP193

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Ben Tantra Punk PicIn this episode I share a rebroadcast of my interview on the Proof of Love podcast, below is the original show notes, please subscribe to Proof of Love!

What can one say about a crypto tantric episode other than wow.  This is our spiciest Proof of Love yet! Ben Tantra Punk joined Stephanie and I to discuss this ancient practice.  In between a few laughs and blushes, we get a great overview of tantric lovemaking, how it’s different from regular lovemaking, the history of why there is tantric sex in the first place, and the joys of the female orgasm.  We went a bit over on time, but I don’t think you will mind with this subject matter! We need more love in our lives, and this episode will show you how to put some of these teachings into practice, even if calling each other goddess in bed is a little uncomfortable.

About the Guests:

Ben Tantra Punk is a sex worker, feminist porn performer, certified permaculture designer, certified tantric counselor, author, film maker, and recording artist. He’s found healing and empowerment through sacred loving arts, ecological gardening, shamanism, ecstatic trance dancing, martial arts, and open source technology. His ongoing independent short film series, Sexorcism the Tantric Opera, was launched in early 2017. It tells his story of recovery from childhood sexual trauma, adolescent sex trafficking, and the path of a wounded healer. His first book, Psychedelic Goddess Worship: Erotic Memoirs from the Astral Battlefield, is planned for release in late 2019.

He loves to help tantric seekers discover the infinite source of divine love from above, the eternal power and wisdom from the Earth below, and the bliss of conscious, healthy, diverse romantic relationships in between. He provides private coaching and counseling sessions online and in-person, and teaches publicly via livestream on the Ethereum powered SpankChain camsite at: https://beta.spankchain.com/TantraPunk His writings, music, podcasts, videos and contact info can be found at https://www.TantraPunk.com.

Do you have a burning question, or a show idea for us?  Please email us at tatiana@proofoflovecast.com!

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Tantra Punk your guide to sexual Liberation healing and empowerment as a certified Tantra counselor and certified permaculture designer I’m here to help you grow spiritually sexually and ecologically my online and in-person counseling sessions and training programs are price to fit any budget I’m looking forward to helping you design and ever more Divine Life Path please send me an email to Ben at Tantra Punk. Com and our journey together will begin podcast episode number 194 I am being joined by Brian s gross of BSG public relations and he is such a jaw-dropping about page I just decided I really do this but I decided I definitely want to read this to really put the context in here because with with it that the merging of the technology space in the adult industry space and actually to give a little bit of backstory on this we connected now it’s been about 4 years or so since first actually started putting out a press release and seeking really advisement and consult consultation within the the the pr companies within the adult industry to see if there was any possibility to get some traction doing this sort of shamanic pornography and feminist porn kind of brand that I’ve been trying to develop mixing my music and video production and ethics and politics into media and so I have really been kind of putting The Feelers out into the space and Brian gave me some feedback back in the day and we have serendipitously reconnected recently and so I thought why not let’s have a butt supposed to connect in in this podcast domain and again I’m astounded by what he’s accomplished in some of the parallels in our Journeys here so I’m just going to go ahead and read the about page and then we’ll get started with the interview so Jared is BSG public relations takes a precise and strategic approach to promoting all facets of entertainment and efficient and motivated staff handles everything from intricate details of executive with City to positioning our clientele within compelling and effective media campaigns Street marketing teams and Creative Marketing efforts BSG public relations handles all avenues of communication is bringing your study to approach to marketing media and public relations with Creative Solutions that furthers the message & image of our clients we handle everything from the intricate details of executive publicity to positioning clients with compelling media campaigns we look to broaden and brand artist companies and products multi-level publicity campaigns combined with knowledge and background in every facet of entertainment media and communication the most importantly always putting the client first Brian Gross president of BSG PR has been in the service of media and public relations for over 26 years gross has been employed by company said Steve American recordings Warner Brothers records reprise records Elektra Entertainment Group Vivid Entertainment Group and such organizations as the Lollapalooza tour Brian Gross was an executive producer for Rio TX the search for Adam and Eve his background includes all facets of public and media relations working with some of the largest businesses celebrities and music acts in the world Brian thank you so much for joining me on the podcast and please tell us all about your personal Journey how did you get into this position of such influence and expertise school is my senior year and I’m a I’m a big Sports person as well and I was not good enough to make the varsity basketball team but wound up helping out with the younger teams and I want to getting fired for verbally assaulting a referee who completely screwed up a game and all of a sudden I had free time and I literally took out my CD collection which I know that sounds so funny in this day and age but went through it and started calling record labels and pretty much got blown off by many of them because I was a senior in high school they were looking for college kids and one label an independent label def American the girl who answered the phone was in the PR department and she still one of my best friends to the stay cuz she called she I said come in for an interview and before I knew it I was driving after school three days a week from Newbury Park California to Burbank to make press kits and learn all about the music industry well that is exciting so what were some of the what what are some of the bands in an album is like what were you into at the time I was definitely a classic rock kid a NuWave and I just wasn’t you know I was sort of what the radio fed me so you know I hadn’t really branched out as far as my music likings were concerned and you know early 90s you know 90 to 91 92 you realize just how there was no such a divided because you know really popular stuff was extremely poppy you were on the end of sort of the metal era you had this grunge thing happening you had this sort of underground music thing happening you had punk rock obviously happening but I grew up in the suburbs and and it just didn’t resonate with me at the time you know then you go to a record label and you start going through the CDs and you just start this massive Discovery and bands walk in and you meet people and you spend time with artists and musicians and it just completely through open a world that I was you know I was aware but I wasn’t aware to that extent and it was pretty exciting to just see the variety especially at this specific record label the variety of of music that was being put out and and how exciting it was awesome so from there so what how to tell us the story of how you evolved from the doing stuff mostly in the music and more and more General entertainment business into the adult industry which I see you have a lot of accolades from so I I mean I work my way up in the record industry from 93 to 99 I I was took a couple internships than an assistant job than a West Coast tour tour publicist West Coast Regional tour publicist job and then I saw what Napster was doing and I realized you know as a as a low man on the totem pole in the satellite office for record label I better figure something out and literally fell in my lap where two people one of which had this specific that had this position and and the other was the brother of the owner of the company hit me up and said hey you know you should interview for this job that’s going to open up to be the head of PR and marketing for a company called Vivid which I was obviously very familiar with as a young male and so the money was a lot more and the opportunity was there and it was just one of those things I was 23 and I wasn’t going to say no I couldn’t pass it up so I became the head of PR and marketing for Vivid Entertainment in the spring of 99 while you were busy absorbing all of this until from the corporate world and very established Enterprises and then you’re building essentially what will become your your own personal company and brand can you tell us about some of the some of the lessons you learned some of the highlights of of your journey along that way if kind of building your own becoming an entrepreneur as opposed to an employee working for Stephen her she had a very hands-off approach you know he wanted me to practice the way I had learned doing publicity at the record labels and bring that same approach to the adult film stars that were under contract with this company and to the company itself so I really had this sort of open book of you no opportunities and and and really just publicizing a a massive brand his thing was don’t spend any money which you know you laugh at but it was pretty when you when you eliminate budgets and you have to be creative that’s that made you have to work relationships in and put ideas out there and look for opportunities that I think in this day and age we wouldn’t even think twice about it but at the time we’re pretty groundbreaking you know so you know what that in mind it just became abaa I learned so much from that that when I went on my own I took sort of his entrepreneurship of run Dino of starting and running a massive adult entertainment company with what I learned is being a publicist and I’m just sort of found my way I had some incredible mentors the forest publicist go ahead incredible mentors who you know I went to when I started my company said how to what am I doing how do I do this you know and they were so giving and and so just easy you know so open Armon and I’m just taught me so much in a really short. Of time to where I was just off and running and getting clients and doing what I’ve been doing what I could I mean for me getting up every day and doing my job isn’t necessarily hard and I think I’m fortunate that I have that s Ellison and work ethic that I know is very challenging for many people but you know I just learned quickly I could get a lot of clients and and synergize and and do a lot for them and and just sort of Broad and from there awesome yeah I’m having flashbacks to reading a book called guerrilla marketing back when I was doing start up stuff and and it really did get a budget mattered so you had to teach you had to be creative and you had to think out-of-the-box so I can I can resonate with that and I remember one of a CEO for a company I work for has said you know the difference if there’s a difference between marketing and PR and marketing is what you say about yourself in PR is what other people say about you and you really really want to have that that perspective that that’s where the third person perspective in your printing and copying in to have it buffering so that the artists and the company’s don’t aren’t doing all of that he’s some kind of damage control I guess you could say and sometimes they just that stuff that Shameless self-promotion that people people can see through it on the on the receiving end and then on the giving end you’d rather not be tooting your own horn so much so it’s a really vital function that you play in the in the ecosystem of have any kind of business and I love to hear about just soap for people who aren’t that well versed in what a publicist does it would appear our company does tell us about the sort of day today and I’m kind of break it down for people who might not know famous for a living right you know the longer sort of breakdown of that is you know celebrities Brands companies hire a publicist to get there messaging in there and what they have to sell out there to the media which is then you know red watched listen to buy hopefully millions and increases sales increases exposure and increases the the growth of of whatever the brand or the company or the person is so it’s an aspect of marketing but it’s solely deals with sort of the public Persona and then obviously the media which radio TV print and online are the four basics of that and obviously they in this day and age you know what you know podcast would kind of be filed under radio but it’s also online it’s audio but there’s there can be a video component that can be a a written component so you have a lot of Lines Blurred when it comes to the media nowadays and I just think for me it’s important for my clients in this day and age there’s so much opportunity there so many ways to get your message out there and you know me and you know my team and and myself we look to find those opportunities finals relationships and and do everything we can for clients to to accomplish the goals that they have female except for us how’s your job gotten more difficult at all or more challenging in the age of social media where you have the potential for celebrities to put their foot in their mouth to and create these Mega backlashes online that you kind of do have to do some some damage control on that do you have any thoughts what the the social media landscape has done for your industry herself you know social media gives you a way to do a more immediate Outreach but sometimes you have to be careful clients have to be careful what they say out there you know what I work more left-of-center stuff where you know I’m not working conservative projects that you know they have to be really careful what they say but certainly at I work with clients that you know we talked about messaging and we talked about what they put out there and make sure we’re on the right we’re on the right track and we’re in agreement and on the right path but I think social media you know I think it’s it’s positive it’s certainly a life-changing things it certainly has changed the landscape of society and and whatnot on a larger scale but you’re not the end of the day we all are just fascinated by other people and they do so it just open doors opens doors in that respect what do you know actually makes me think about how it made some sense you talking about Dimension to have the image of Tower Records on Sunset and I’m just the decline of the record industry and all of the digitization of all kinds of media and how that took a big chunk out of profits for a lot of folks in an industry but when I based on what you were just say no actually realized you might think that the same thing would happen to PR once people could become demigod celebrities on social media by themselves but the reality is they probably need to hire a publicist more than ever because you need that filter right you need that you need someone to advise you on on the strategies of how you express yourself because it’s so easy to just fire something off that just Neo take sweat they say it could take 5 years to build a career in 5 seconds to destroy rights and all I would add to it is you know you need you need someone in my position when you have something that is so public and you need someone that can help you because a lot of times there is a lot of Crisis and a lot of people don’t know what to do and we’ve certainly witnessed over the years when when things go wrong or how you know when things are handled poorly and you know we live at a time where the media is constantly attacked so they’re going to attack that so you want to be on the right side of things and you want you know if you want to handle your media aspect as professionals possible and it’s there are challenges you know I’m not a brain surgeon this isn’t brain surgery by any any respect but it’s an important part of the marketing and sales aspect and the overall brand awareness of who you are and what you’re trying to accomplish yeah I think that was a good real basic intro and overview and just kind of hammers hammers in that this part of the ecosystem of success as a creative artist is not is not going away in or should it and so it was it is a breath of fresh air and I think about it a lot I think about a lot how how to moderate myself and there’s a lot of fear and and hesitation in this climate of you know you can really you can really put your foot in your mouth so I I I think it says probably at yeah it’s it’s been on my mind you know this whole your sector of industry and where it’s at so this is timely for me until I guess I would say to be somewhat selfish for a moment here with the last few minutes I would say that I guess bringing this back to what my my unique value proposition is to the world as my representing myself and my brain really it is I guess it is kind of element in a way I’m saying sexuality and pornography and all forms of of music and art they can all actually be very healing and very therapeutic and there’s almost a bias against that because people sometimes in some sense people want to just have really either extremely kind of edgy entertainment that just gets them off sexually or titillates them or sort of just appeals to that Hollywood sense of just completely not necessarily that intentional or that healing or that spiritual and so there’s kind of a bias against what I’m offering which could be seen his kind of all you’re you’re just a goody-two-shoes you’re kind of a mama’s boy you want people to be meditating and doing yoga and actually it might my sort of reply to that that biases that actually know what what some of the practices that are done in shamanic Sexual Healing Sarah on your work are actually equally if not more extreme and in and actually riveting and and put you on the edge of your seat as is anything that would be considered danzo or Triple X Ino Xtreme Hardcore and it really is Hardcore to be doing some of the more spiritual aspects of sexuality so when I I put out a press release I don’t know if that was the one that you saw or if that was a wet what the time frame was around that but I would just say to you do you think there is a niche for what would I would call shamanic pornography or porn that intense did not only educate but also to promote healing and healing from trauma and and what not yours if not longer you know when I first got in the industry as far as adult entertainment goes is very one-dimensional especially the media coverage and it was all about getting eyeballs because you could use the word pornography in a way that you know people be like oh what what it what are they going to talk about and then then then there was a change in the change happened when media like Vice came along and media like BuzzFeed and and other media that said to a certain extent and we’re not going to just treat this as one-dimensional because it isn’t a one-dimensional discussion it is in a one-dimensional product you know as as the adult industry expanded I found it interesting that the media expanded in their coverage and you have certainly the negatives does the word in general is certainly looked at in a negative way and I rarely use it I say it because of that is once you say that word and it’s you know maybe one day it’ll be changed or looked at not as this glaring sing but as a form of entertainment form of Education a form of you know healing as as you as you work on but the media look to do more coverage and be more multi-dimensional and to what you’re trying to accomplish and what you’re doing what you’re doing and what you’re trying to accomplish to my point is you can find media that’s not easy but you can find people you can find writers you can find me there you can find public entities you can find people that will want to discover what you are doing and will want to make others aware and will want to build the foundation and build a fanbase in and build a unit around it so which is not the issue these days the issues speed of time and the issue is just sort of the you know overwhelming amount of media that we deal with everyday especially in our current political climate where we’re being overdosed with one piece of toxic news after another and end toxic not men the political fashion just met met you know we’re bombarded with different types of briefs and stories and just aspects of life that can that are just so fast and furious and you’re trying to fit in there you know you’re almost trying to swim upstream and place you know place your story on a rock while well water keeps hitting in the face so I I I constantly am taking on opportunities and clients and different types of niches and different types of products and different types of stories because I know who’s to say that I know what a media person will want to write about or not I don’t what I do is I give them the opportunity and I find out hey is this is this interesting do you want to do this do you want to cover this and it’s yes or no or mid might be a maybe or they’re on the fence or they’ll think about it and we did we discuss it and see what happens so it’s just a the media is a constant River at its its 24/7 its domestic and international you know stories can break anywhere in the world and then just travel the speed of light and around the globe and become as you know become viral so it’s just a it’s just the the effort and the Mine Song of people in your position as to am I ready to take this Challenge on I’ve something Niche I’ve something unique but I think it’s important and and how do I get it out there and and what you know how many people can I turn on to what I have to build from from where I’m at well those are profound words of wisdom and I’ve got chills because I know that at some point I have I’ve got two to cross that and make that leap of faith sand and be willing to be criticized and be willing to be sued and be willing to be all kinds of things and having that team and I feel like the podcast has been a tool to to kind of build that team and to know if there is a you know what keeps me up at night is what happens if there is an influx of capital what if there is a viral content piece that get 50 goes out and it’s not that you become rich and famous overnight at you is that you become suddenly under the microscope and you need to know about compliance with a lot of things and so that that’s my Virgo mind getting getting very sort of The Fearless aspect where I try not to overthink even though it’s impossible but I just I just try and push you know you just you know I I’ve constantly at a career of why not you know why not internet a record label why not internet another one why not drop out of school you know cuz it was just wasting time and money you know and then why not become an assistant why not become a tour publicist why not go to an adult entertainment company Why not start your own PR Company why not work with Gene Simmons you know it’s you know if you can answer why not then there’s no reason you know and you know we always I’m a Star Wars junkie and I think you might be in the same generation or not but we all sort of live by the the words until the age of of Yoda and so you try not you do or you don’t you do not but you just don’t try to go for it and you know there’s certainly you you think things out and they’re processing is calculated risk and what not but I’ve always another mindset where if you if you’re if you’re thinking too much about it then it’s just time wasted you know you’re not pushing forward and what you’re trying to accomplish but once you get past that you know and and you’re not going to know if I sitting around thinking you’ll never know if it takes off or not you just won’t it is the action and it is the risk that you have to eunos put out there and find out if you have something or not and you know I definitely I’ve had all kinds of clients I really have and I’ve had successes clients it succeeded sold our company and made lots of money and I have clients that failed you know but it just nothing worked and Company disbanded and I’ve got you know hundreds of files of clients over 19 years and but they all they all went for it you know wherever they are you know there’s somewhere you know that they took a risk and even when I produced a reality show you know what they say it was a risk I was a two-year process to even get to production but once you know once we decide we’re going to do it my partners and I at the time of that production company we just put her head down and we weren’t going to give up and we got the parties involved then it did well could have done better but it did well exist in there broke a lot of ground but it’s definitely important you know there’s just that dividing line of doing something and in what it is that hold you back from from going for it yeah I hear you there is just kind of wrap up here to respect your time and then I will just say that again More Chills and more of just that that cause mcnab’s you know there was there is one Flagship I guess I would say it was for me was like the pilot episode of the series that I’m doing now it’s called sexorcism the tantric Opera twitch wow Google Keyword that I want to fully on because a lot of without weather so I can get is an album is a band that did an album called sexorcism there’s there’s a kind of I don’t know if it’s play with the idea but but what I’m bringing to it is it is definitely from a pure-hearted place of sincere documentarian work and so hopefully that’s I think what’s going to be what I would put money into an invest in to try to get some some media coverage on and I’ve been a little bit shy about it now for a couple of years just wanting to not be the one to push that in people’s faces but that’s exactly the layer of buffer that I need of someone to say hey look take it or leave it this is what this guy’s doing here it is and if I can have that someone like you help me with that then I think it’ll be it’ll be a dream come true so we will we will talk offline about what your thoughts are for the trajectory of a project like that but I would love to discuss obviously well and I look forward to having that discussion and obviously I appreciate being on your podcast in and you know getting to have this kind of discussion I think I ain’t got to a certain extent I think people you’re right don’t really understand publicity and public relations and media relations and you know marketing to a full extent but I think it’s you know having the conversation and getting the opportunity to talk about it even one person goes wow that’s interesting I want to I want to know what that career is you know something I’m always interested in doing it you know making people aware of the career and path I chose the life I chose and you know going from there well I’m sure there’s a lot of people who would say as they received the rewards that they couldn’t have done it without you and so hopefully I will be able to join those ranks sooner rather than later and again and again thank you for reaching out to me as very synchronistic yeah let’s let’s be in touch do you want to tell people where to find where to find your work and just yeah side BSG pr.com and my Twitter and my Instagram RBS GPR and it’s financials at when I made the company name it was like well we’ll just Brian Scott gross of my name and BSG are my initials and public relations and it was just a simple as that so I guess I was another thing I learned of like trying to keep you know keep it linear and you’re hiring me and so that’s where a Vsepr came from awesome alright will Brian thank you again so much that I had a great time and can’t wait to get to know you better and move on from here so thank you so much again and have a great afternoon thank you you as well look forward to catching up with you again real soon all right take care of podcast please go to www.crunch.com and cook on the 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The Future of Crypto-Economics in the Adult Industry with Ameen Soleimani TPP171

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In this episode episode I’m joined by one of my most favorite innovators in the crypto space, Ameen Soleimani of SpankChain. This Ethereum powered adult entertainment platform is helping to provide a more safe and secure environment for producers and consumers of adult content to build online community and transact value using state of the art technology. Much of the discrimination suffered by those involved in the adult industry will be relieved as this platform grows and begins to retrofit if not replace the legacy payment and content delivery rails.

(Please note, this episode was recorded several weeks before it’s release so some of the future updates that are discussed are now current).

We discuss:

  • Ameen’s background in crypto
  • His time working at Consensys
  • How Consensys is a radical experiment in decentralized organizational management
  • How he transitioned into this own projects
  • The origin story of SpankChain
  • His vision to create an on-demand micropayment enabled educational video platform
  • Revelations he’s had about the adult industry use case of crypto
  • His philosophies on a more liberated future for human sexuality
  • The SpankChain roadmap
  • How the Spank and Booty tokens will work to provide a stable token economy with incentives within and beyond the SpankChain platform ecosystem
  • How this unique technology will integrate with and provide services to other adult sites and platforms, resulting in more crypto adoption within the existing industry
  • How SpankChain has been received by the orthodox Ethereum development community
  • and much more!

Please visit SpankChain here:
https://spankchain.com/

Follow Ameen at:
https://twitter.com/ameensol

About Ameen:
Ameen is a decentralization lazer gun and likes to wield the blockchain like a weapon to destroy the legacy trusted institutions. Throughout his crypto career Ameen has played a role in over $30M+ in token sales – including the fastest ICO in history. In his free time, he likes playing Super Smash Brothers (64), Settlers of Catan, and PUBG.

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Tantra Punk your guide to sexual Liberation healing and empowerment as a certified Tantra counselor and certified permaculture designer I’m here to help you grow spiritually sexually and ecologically my online and in-person counseling sessions and training programs are price to fit any budget I’m looking forward to helping you design and ever more Divine Life Path please send me an email to Ben at Tantra Punk. Com and our journey together will begin hello dear beloved’s welcome to Township on podcast episode number 171 I am super delighted for this episode because I have is a guest I mean saw the money and he’s going to tell us all about the spankchain it’s not just webcamming it’s also it’s going to be and it said developing multiple solutions to be an opportunity to replace a lot of the payment rails and content delivery rails of the adult entertainment industry which is a hundred billion dollar a year industry and it’s filled with choke points and discrimination and all kinds of other nasties that were connect solver and it really live out satoshi’s Vision in a lot of interesting ways so with that said we got a bit of an outline to go through but just the start and ask you a meatloaf first thank you again for joining me and asked you to tell us really about your your personal life story or development how you got into Tech and everything before the devising spankchain yes so thanks for having me on your podcast excited to be here my let’s see if we can start about sort of like my entry into cryptocurrency which is a fun place to start which was in college of the first time I really heard of Bitcoin was when we were using it to buy drugs on mushrooms on the Silk Road College friends graduated college started learning software engineering worked on some Arbitrage bot Smith’s money off Arbitrage lost all my money. Cox I was also pretty fun and then really started in 2016 getting serious about ethereum smart contract development I joined consensus in the summer of 2016 while I was there I worked on pure energy project at the time it was called Coke TriCity but sort of event evolved into Grad Plus and then also did a lot of State channels research and then left on Chad chain handle and then left to start sanction awesome so there is a lot of good stuff in there that the delay person we can zoom into a bit to get a little more context I’m familiar cuz I listen to numerous episode podcast episodes interviews that you’ve done before and I’ll say that know my get my skin in the game full disclosure is said I’m a bag holder of spank and a proud bag holder that I’m also a spank live performer and so I am really a raving fan of this technology for a lot of reasons and so I’ve been following your work pretty pretty religiously and I will consider myself the the opposite of a troll it’s kind of like a benevolent roll if you will I’m trying not to be a CEO either but being a benevolent Troll and just kind of trying to bring love to to the project however our possible at through the stages of development and so I was really interested in that to interview you did with Arthur falls on the third web you got into some very interesting material and what I find fascinating in the crypto space that a lot of people seem to I don’t think he gets enough credit and zoom into it is just if you could explain to us what consensus is and how it represents our total radical paradigm shift in governance and in the hierarchy of more of a flattened hierarchy for corporate level a business development and technology and research and all that stuff that is if you could just give us a total download of What consensus is that would be fabulous fantastic yesu consensus is a venture Production Studio started by Joseph Lubin who is one of the original co-founders of ethereum news on the operation said she’s a technologist by training he was a former VP of engineering at Goldman Sachs C understand how all this money stuff works she was previously Robotics and stuff to you but consensus is is really different than any other company really like have ever encountered but a little work that so it is not really run through a top-down command-and-control structure like a traditional hierarchy it is it is a radical experiment trying to run a company in a very decentralized fashion the overarching goal of consensus is to further the mission of aetherium Joe described it and its Inception as you know a theorem is like launching an Xbox with no games so I can sense us needs to build games except in this case. Just games applications that range anywhere you know from Supply Chain management to energy to while some games like virtue poker to music for music licensing and Ferb saddlestring direct relationships with musicians and basically comes from this understanding that like the things that command and control structures are good at are making decisions quickly especially in with high amounts of uncertainty but the thing that a sort of decentralized company can accomplish where are the members are more or less free to pursue their goals so long as you know that they’re still accountable on and aligned with the interests of the company in pursuing mission of of furthering aetherium it ends up that consensus can establish relationships with people in all sorts of different Industries and work on projects that you know any other company that does not have the breadth of the types of projects that consensus works on and that that comes from the I love the freedom that you have within the organization to try new things and I thought that was really powerful of a decision to make early on and so far it seems to be working that’s this is growing a lot and you’re constantly hearing about all the all of the things that it’s doing its I remember so I was like the hundredth employee of aetherium and in the early days of aetherium it was challenging to stay on top of all of the aetherium project but quickly as consent to started growing and it is grown about 10 times as much now I think they’re almost had about a thousand people is its own challenge to just stay on top of the things that consensus-building awesome thank you for sharing that that background and I’ll say that when I I was listening to do I was just about to ring every podcast I could find in the space for the most part and I I Came Upon a state change I believe is what it was called was a series that Arthur Falls did too kind of profile a lot of the different consensus projects and I was just blown away I mean for all of the different Progressive movements that I’ve been in the streets protesting for this the solutions that are being created with this technology just are the answer to so many prayers of so many so many down-to-earth people’s movements for Liberation and empowerment I just I was so excited and also it just felt like this futuristic kind of Starfleet Star Trek kind of very techno-utopian but very practical organization and and I’m just like totally thrilled and impressed I’m curious if you could talk about how the the sort of Human Resources protocols work are you guys receiving or were you receiving or do they receive payment in crypto or do they have Smart contracts that are there actual descriptions of jobs and is there a sort of token economy within how the organization rates it’s it is decentralized in global so you’re going to get from me is going to be outdated by about a year and a couple months so I can I can only really talk to my experience while I was there when consensus was 102 about but yes so people had job descriptions you were more or less free to create your own title but you you couldn’t just do anything but you know if you could justify to the company that you know what you were the what you were working on was in the interest of a company then they would allow you to continue doing it and so there the company organization was heavily inspired by the Slick idea phallocracy and the valve employee handbook so valve is another company where you know it’s famous for having desks with wheels and so the idea behind valve is that without their ideas that like the best games come from people who really want to work on it together and are inspired to join forces and do so and so did you know there’s like you can go you to move your desk to wherever whatever cluster in a like-minded people and whatever game you think is interesting and you know that they’re there is evidence to point to this working pretty well because for a while he’ll steam was a project that was led by one person involved and everyone else at the company thought he was kind of crazy but because they are down the side of x duration they allowed this person to continue working and then eventually it built up steam no pun intended and started getting other people to move their desks next to their desk and start working together and so consensus is sort of inspired by that answer that the HR question yes we while I was there we were being paid in Bitcoin as independent contractors which was pretty cool and then as I was transitioning out of the company was transitioning towards a more corporate payment structure on payroll system is probably a bit of a early days Nostalgia Wild West and then just facing inevitable regulation and oversight from whatever forces they probably had to tighten up a little bit was that did that have anything to do with your decision except I like to get into next ocean and I’m just say that I was thrilled when when Joe Lubin at the consensus gathering this year cited spankchain and he see what he said you were brilliant technologist in that you spun off to do your own thing and I sort of had to take your dark fantasies into a into another realm and that was a very interesting and exciting to get to hear about so if you could tell us about hey if there was anything what was it like for you to transition in and Branch out and do your own thing that’s you know how to sort of High Council which was called the resource allocation committee the rack and I gave a rack presentation in April of 2017 pitching consensus on starting a San francisco-based well basically another consensus that I would run and that would focus on scalable using State channels as well as helping launch tokens because I thought that was going to be all the rage and so they said no and they denied my request for 2 million dollars in for $500,000 and something and I dunno said thank you very much and then realize that you know I’m it’s it’s it’s it’s really hard to like justify or maybe like you know I think I’m capable of something but like when you go to somebody and you ask for 2 million dollars and they asked to see proof it’s hard to just like you know like explain to somebody why they should give you the money in advance of having seen a demonstration of ability that matches the ask and so you know I realize that it was going to be a little too hard to convince rack and also that the thing that I thought was the most compelling opportunity was spankchain and it was sort of outside of the realm of acceptable consensus project especially when consensus is working on it with like Sheiks and by who may not be as friendly to this type of thing so you know that that’s the point where I I said the you know I think I’m going to leave and start my own thing and you know I have pretty good relationships with everybody still at consensus and I was sad to leave and people are sad to see me go but at the same time I’m still sort of like an extended family like everybody at consensus they’re all they all recognize that sanction is still working for further the goals and in the mission of aetherium and so we all get along and it’s an honor when Joe recognizes our work on stage and I know that you know my team is really excited about getting that kind of recognition and validation because for a while stationed existed in the sort of taboo nobody knew what the thing that there’s a lot of people who were waiting to hear what other people thought in order to come around to having an opinion about it and now that is sort of flipped and people are starting to recognize that you know we’re doing really work in the technology and we’re also bringing a new community into crypto that like we’re specifically it makes sense and for this community in it and it actually benefits them in and helps helps their lives abscess absofuckinglutly and I’m excited we’re going to get into that the juicy aspects of this very soon little bit more on the 3rd of backstory and thank you for sharing that is well I was trying to explain it to some friends recently and I said specifically about you and the fact that you have this resume CV piece of coming from consensus and you know I made the analogy in like if you’re going to hire a bodyguard do you want somebody who used to work for the special forces or do you want the that the guy at the local bar the bouncer at the hookah bar you know and I said that is a hat tip and about down to you and the work you’ve done there and certainly for me and made it easy I need an easy decision to to Nowhere to Nowhere where to put some skin in the game knowing that you had that experience and that level and I’ve just you I respect the way that you transition and the and the mission that you have and I would really love to get into a bit what was the actual can you remember where you were and what you were doing the moment that you hadn’t you you had the aha moment to be a real first-mover in crypto for adult when what was that moment if you can if you can remember that maybe when the idea came to you and then when the name came to you give us the real deep the real deep juice there you got shirts so the so the first time I remember the first time somebody told me I should do this and it was a keel Fernandez who worked on safe Market at consensus and it was before I even join trying to get a job at consensus consensus 2016 hackathon met and so This Is Us 26 event put on by Queen. Video streaming real-time payment platform I know that might sound familiar but for Education Institute has any idea was like you notes raising your hand for the internet you get stock you need somebody to help you you know Google isn’t serving you but you need and you just need a human and so I need a design the system and I thought it’d be really cool because you could solve the micropayments problem allowing people to pay as you go intuitive decentralised way so that anybody could build you as an applications on top and I thought that was really powerful and I tried to convince people to work on it at the just wanted to because nobody really cares about education and that was sad so I worked on it by myself then afterwards after the conference I was at the bar census like the company meet up and that’s what you should do you should do this for cam models know I don’t know that seems like maybe 30 or something like that was the mindset that I had at the time and I had my lecture vision for herb for education but it’s sort of it it started to grow on me a couple people that I was talking to you about you know the payment channels Knology started mentioning that you know it could be a good use case in terms of the came out and started to think about it more and it wasn’t until I was back home visiting one of my friends fathers are just passed away and so a bunch of us were sitting together and we were talking about this and started to really you know get serious about you know what was asking the question of like where is this actually going to happen first into into Parts like where is the payment Channel technology going to find its home first and second one was like where is blockchain consumer adoption going to happen first like who who are the people that I actually need this and that’s when you know the answer a question like that and you can’t limit yourself to the things that you might want to hear or the things that you’re biased already towards hearing and see you want to make sure that you’re open to what the answer is and in all honesty and it was you no adult and is definitely the industry in we’re going on a blunt ride with a bunch of my friends and started thinking about names and that’s that’s how spankchain emerges I should will die as soon as one of those the person Play It’s fiction and then it sort of snowballed from there and we came up with a bunch of other fun jokes and include them in the sort of founding story of spankchain you know gave birth to the sphincter she knocked the booty meme and so forth once once the projects you know that the first thing I was thinking was like okay we have payment channel is we have campsite how do we combine the two but once I started doing a lot more research into the adult industry I started realizing like how much bigger the problem actually is it wasn’t just that like you know this is where it would don’t tries everything and then you have that sort self-fulfilling prophecy of you know this relationship ends the banks and financial institutions and so you you have as we’ve outlined in their paper and and talks about shutting down the performers in 2014 and businesses Visa Mastercard refusing to process transactions for adult performers in business has a lot of pot I’m sticking them off you know your your Facebook’s your Instagrams and so it became obvious that like decentralization actually matters here and thatford all performers in businesses the thing like if the room is actually the killer app because it gives them a place to securely store and transact without fear of having their funds seized or Frozen like PayPal froze a performer that we are in contact with her account with $70,000 inside last Christmas that we were able to help her and get it out and about two months since I had friends with PayPal and I was able to touch the right people but that doesn’t always happen and in the cases were doesn’t like the funds are frozen for 6 months without any sort of repercussions nor any ability for the performer to do anything about it and so like for us you know an inn for the washing community in general we just have to be like not complete douchebags and it’s already a much better service and so and it’s not even that like we have the option of being douchebags because like if your money’s on ethereum there’s literally nothing anyone can do to take it from you and so I think that that is super compelling in this space beyond just you know the payment channels in the cams and that’s what the focus of sanction is its to build the infrastructure to be able to accelerate the adoption of the core I3 and Technology by this community so that we can create a parallel Financial system that allows them to have stopped over their money thing that just came to my mind now is it thinking about the way you just described that that douche proofing of the ethereum blockchain and I really understand that myself and appreciate that as the sex worker adult performer been to various scenarios in the industry that are very compromising and unsavory and certainly a lot of price gouging and manipulation and exploitation so you know this was all music to my ears hearing about how you were structuring this and just made me think right now that it’s it’s like in a more enlightened world where the labor that’s provided and offered by Artisan sex workers who many of which have training as sort of healers as well energetic healers and counselors and some other thing you know I was mentioned in your podcast other Falls is about how it’s a form of therapy and it’s so beautiful to see what happens in a community of really liberated folks online who can just open up and really crowdsource mental health and Sexual Health that it’s a beautiful thing and I just feel like it’s a division that came out the way we think about how public resource is like a beach but you might have to pay a token to use the bathroom at the beach or something so it’s like imagine instead of pimps and brothels and sleazy corrupt Hotel operations you had sex public sex facilities that were you know you had her access to a room but then you just you pay a v r us a very very small fee that is not it’s almost like a non-profit at that point it’s almost just like a as a service or used to be and not someone’s parasitic business model to be a pimp so you’re pretty much potentially eliminating a lot of the digital pimping that was Kenny Stiles way of centralized digital temps so I appreciate that it’s it it touches my heart and I’m already experiencing the abundance of it myself you know how my wallet it’s really am it’s a beautiful thing for me so yeah with that said I love to talk a bit about what a state channel is and if you can correct me with my understanding but it seems like sort of a way to do on aetherium what the Bitcoin lightning network is attempting to do where there’s sort of off chain balances that are being bounced around and then you really will be anchoring into the main public chain at a relative like a fraction of the number of transaction points or whatever you call it so that you’re not convincing the network in your not really held hostage by gas prices and stuff could you help us understand that a bit earlier also so I’m going to come back to the payment Channel stuff for peace but like one of the interesting ideas so this is working like I’m I’m a normie I haven’t been involved in this community for very long and in a lot of this is like a learning experience for me just wrapping my head around you know the Norms of these communities and it’s starting to make me think that there might be you know a parallel Revolution going on we’re on one hand like we have the cryptocurrency revolution where everyone gets a little woke and we come out and we’re like you know what this whole money thing it’s like whatever we say it is challenging the Serta fundamental assumptions that we’ve had growing up we say Okay money is issued by the government and that’s you know that’s it and if you pay taxes in the money in the government says it’s valuable and that’s why I’m seeing I’m not doing this but observing and starting to like what is it mean to be in a relationship like why is sex taboo like is you know what is the world look like if people treated sex or blow jobs or whatever like with the same sort of indifference as they do like a massage right what if you know we come back 10 years later and sex is just the you know what it’s like oh well do you know this reduces your stress reduces cortisol and prolongs your life isn’t that the case and it’s like that there’s a lot of hesitancy in resistance to this that’s that’s been brought in but a lot of that’s just because of some sort of like the traditional household of you note to parents with kids and nothing really changes on a year-to-year basis but every year that we have you know whether accelerating technology and growing information like that the next generation is going to learn way faster and from far more mistakes of the previous generations and it could be that we reach like radically new a clivia like I don’t think it’s that crazy if you know sex parties become like a normal thing that that people go to because it’s fun not just like one of those you have to be like a super courageous you know how it going type of person to go there it’s it it’s you know not seeing anything particularly weird that’s why I think the perfect textbook definition of is my one of my favorite new words it is this the word the swing eulerity have you heard that one before yassir facilitating at me all say that one of the most healing moments in all of my life was when I started to to be on the on the the Chaturbate platform and I started to really study at anthropological e and look in pure into all these different Windows into different countries and different cultures and languages and and it was just so abused for me to see all genders just really groups of friends just friends that would otherwise just be hanging out and playing video games but now they’re financially incentivized and and some would say there’s a creepiness factor to some of this but what I was witnessing was like wow if you just shut off the sound and put new start jotting down look how many how wide and how frequently smile Hazard on these people and their groups of friends hanging out playing with each other in ways that they may not have had the courage to explore but then you have people who are willing to give them tips and tokens to do it and then I’m seeing the most elaborate configurations that yoginis and country has the people who are my sort of calling so you know in the space of wanting to configure really elaborate architecture of group sexuality and social sexuality and and it’s happening in the most Unthinkable of places the most unlikely places in this in Venezuela and Columbia and Michael is Aldi’s little mini webcamming kind of Studios that are set up and he’s depressed economies where were the value of their money is just collapsing in crypto it which could be the end of this could be the future spankchain a big part of it is like the economies of friends of people they call them teams you know they like building teams and they’re figuring out ways to do all these things that would just blow your mind as far as how they’re covering each other’s erogenous tissues with with you know as many different miles in hands and genitals is required to create this mandala of pleasure and happiness and I just I just got it you know say that this is there so much more at stake here and the attitude you have towards sex positivity and just the ability to to Foster Liberation and inclusion this is so big and so I just want to just put that out there as it is a PSA and a real honoring to what you’re doing and say you know if you have any anything to rip off of that by all means and if not after that to Tiffany go go back into the state channels personally I’m an aspiring rationalists so I read a lot of Caskey less wrong stuff like that and you want to take the whole point is is to try and make sure that your calibrated with the external reality so that like the things you think are accurate a lot of the ways that humans tend to be wrong about things is that we’re trapped by our own the narratives that were comfortable with and our internal biases and so what are the Seas just like keeping an open mind right it’s like encountering a new group of people that do things differently and being like Oh that’s interesting not like oh that’s so strange and then in going from that to being like you know I wonder what my life would be like if I you know participated or like like why do I think this is strange right and asking yourself that question isn’t trying to actually reason about it from there and it’s been growing experience for me and you know I’m looking forward to to continue a beautiful part part of this is a cultural you no effort and where you know it’s not our fault in general were just trying to participate in the other part is in the same way that there’s like a technological movement we’re also trying to push that envelope and help out where we can and so when I join a consensus I was live the payment Channel expert there for a while and the big idea behind payment channels is that you are exactly right it’s like the lightning Network on it. And so the simplest analogy is it’s like a bar tab so everybody knows that on cryptocurrency the transactions are slow and expensive and the reason is because every transaction needs to be seen and validated by every single node in the network and what payment channels do is that they allow you to lock up some money in advance and then make payments off chain so like a bar tab where you go to the bar and you know you don’t pay for a drink every single time you like without your card and then go to the terminal and they swipe your card and give you their Seaside imagine if you did that every single drink it would be really annoyed so what you do instead is they just keep a tab maybe keep track of all the drinks you ordered and they take your card you can think of that as escrow and then afterwards you say you pay for all of it all at once and it’s the exact same thing with right now you load up money in your wallet and then you send you you load up your strength card which is our metaphor for the payment Channel and so once you’ve loaded up your stank card you said signed commitments the payment off chain and so it’s infinitely scalable because it’s the same as you know it just a normal HTTP internet message so like a you-know-what Facebook like would be except that it has a digital signature on it which means that the network and validate that it came from you and then you make these payment commitments and you know maybe after you spent like a bunch of money than you want to settle and then you would withdraw from The Sting card back to your wallet and that would be closing up your payment Channel and then you know the cardinality works really well because people understand how cars work you know all of the microtransactions into 2 into 2 actual introduction so one to open the channel and then next one when you want to close it that was beautiful yet I when I saw that I really it it’s it took me aback when I first signed up logged on and gotten and saw the first image I had of a spank card I thought oh my God this is so genius this is such a perfect way to simplify and in take the friction out of the user experience with a theory and which if you’re using metamask are my crypto or myethereumwallet it’s going to be daunting to say the least and I appreciate the thought that goes into you know the list of steps being there but almost it requires almost Sometimes they come in line I will have coding experience to get a few things done so if you can bury that under the hood and what better solution than the conceptual framework that people are familiar with like you just said if having to load up onto a prepaid card with so that you have there are multiple steps there are multiple like almost like skase transitions of a cryptocurrency through transactions and if you can piggyback onto the framework that were already comfortable with that is priceless so I just want to Plaid you for that and that was that really helped that really helps people and I’m sure as things move forward we can get into this now sort of the the spankchain roadmap and then like what’s at dmytryk said on the first podcast where I was first introduced to spank which was when he said what can I do with my Spanx so that’s where we can get into the token economics and your what you had planned to achieve with creating a stable yeah value for that believe it’s going to be booty that’s sort of support supported by spank but you can get into all that I will right now station is a campsite and worked really hard on it there’s a lot of improvements that we’re working on Research need a lot of the features that other other campsites heard of just have like we’re still building like private shows no more options are on profiles were options on the user side to extend your profile stuff like that in addition we are working on a couple things the most immediate upgrade to the campsite will be that we are building a non-custodial payment hubs or actually upgrading our payment Channel infrastructure and the wallet so currently the payment Hub is custodial on behalf of the performers which means that the user’s open up a payment Channel spring training them pay in that channel but then the performers don’t have a channel open the section which means that spankchain is actually holding money on behalf of the performers in the next version of sanctioned by the end of the month we will have upgraded it so that performers are actually getting paid immediately in their spank hard as well and so that reduces a lot of liability for us has has important legal benefits from there we’re going to actually been be extended that to you allow for tokens to be transacted in the payment channel so right now our payment channels only have either but after I think about month-and-a-half you’ll be able to have transacted on the payment channels as well and so that’ll be helpful because then performers will be able to receive booty which is stable and I’ll come to that in a second so booty is so just make sure you go system has two tokens back and booty stank is our steak and took in the booty is is the stable token which means that it’s it’s price is supported in and their mechanisms to keep it stable so that’s that’s a part of this what our ambition is to develop this Bank pay platform which is in progress and from there it’s like okay we know we’ve tested all of this we have a lot of great feedback and and been able to use this wallet system in the wild and then we want to be able to integrated on a number of partner sites and so for their you know if you run a an adult website or platform you’re selling content or or whatever you would be able to integrate spank pay on your site and take her to payments in real time which I think would be pretty compelling and it’s it’s sort of also acted like a single sign-on experience so if you have his bank card as a user when you go to another site that’s integrated the user experience will be that you just like having your password and that’s it and then you can pay for anything on that site without having enter in your username password email address credit card so I think that’ll be pretty compelling we’re building an SDK to allow that to be integrated with besides nuts about 2 to 3 months away so from there are also building a website to manage showcase the technology in a different medium and by the end of this month or or very close to it I expect that we will have launched the stank bank and so the spankbank is what allows you to stake your stank and so staking means that you deposit it and lock it up for some. Of time before you can withdraw so the spank bank is a smart contract and you would send your spank to it and lock it in for any number of months between 1 and 12 and earned the booty that is generated at the State Bank so we have a whole sort of like algorithmic central bank system where we generate Hootie and the amount of Duty that is generated is correlated to the amount of fees that are paid on the platform so for example if we process $50,000 worth of transactions in the first month then we are taking 5% cut on the campsite those 5% fees will be paid in booty to the spankbang so we will collect the booty Sundance State Bank the booty will be counted in burned and reduced from Total Supply and so what what that means is the amount of booty that the bank Target’s is as I said 20 times the fees in the previous. And so if there is $50,000 in fees and we take a 5% cut that’s $2,500 and then if Target a total supply of 20 times that that’s again and so there would be $50,000 a month and then if you know it in at equilibrium if there is $2,500 worth of Duty hidden fees overtime then the keep in mind these are produced in total Supply then the total Supply would go from 50,000 to 4750 right and then it would still Target 50,000 and then another new 2500 would be generated and that 2500 that’s generated is distributed fortunately it’s you all the stank stickers I liked it to sort of you know explain this in analogy staking spank in the same bank is a way for you to participate in the value creation sort of like a co-op and soak for us you you want to stake your spank because you if you want to help grow the network and the booty that you earn act as a fee credits on the platform and so if you are a performer or business and you will be no regularly paying attention and cheese you can look in your stank and generate the booty that will cover your feet and that that can be and then the fortunate thing is that if the network and you know more people start to use it then you you might find yourself in a position where the amount of booty that your spanked is generating actually exceeds the amount of booty that you’re using to spend on and then you can sell it to other people who are also using the network and if he’s okay I’m having this my mind is is being blown in in several different directions all at once right now so the first thing I want to say is that a lot of this stuff is mathematically over my head and from a financial technology perspective over my head but what I’m what I’m struggling to make sense of and I’m sure it will become more clear as you guys do animations and more in a more assertive intro instructional stuff to help it be more accessible to lay folks what I’m actually hearing simply in my mind is that you were of course the word spankbank is so compelling and so well established as a mean that that you would have to choose it above a less glorious turn but what I’m hearing is that the sexy more like a a crypto Credit Union in a way where it’s there’s way more things going on it sounds like than a typical Credit Union would be doing to to to have stakeholders in people with no skin in the game but you’re not necessarily if you join a credit union you may get Kickbacks but you’re not buying a security in that sense there’s some some sort of it’s almost like what I’m hearing you say is that there may be a future value from buying the token that has it at a speculative speculative sort of edge to it but it’s still a utility token because you would only get those benefits if you participate in the ecosystem and those benefits are sort of a byproduct of the actual functional use of the system by multiple different types of players and niches with an ecosystem is that does that help or does that seem like I’m a Computing any of this stuff accurately be a lot more helpful guides and understanding like in a couple weeks when we launched this thing in advance of that will probably put up with a lot of the designs are already done and so you know what sort of intuitive around the interface when you can see you know how much people are staking and how much booty is being collected and fees and how is being distributed and stuff like that and I want it back up for a second and talk about like part of why we’re trying to do this and it’s like because what’s the weather what is the rationale behind lights trying to make in in another stable coin in why did we do it like this so did you don’t mind making a stablecoin is like you know I want one of these two transactions into participating in this economy is that the like the cryptocurrencies volatile right you might not want to hold either because if you healthy 1300 verse last like couple weeks you got racks and lost you know maybe something like 20 or 25% of the value and you know we all did and so but you know if you’re trying to send act like you don’t want to go to Chuck E Cheese’s buy a bunch of tokens and then like oh to the machine in the machines like hey you need more tokens cuz your tokens lost value between when you bought them in there like that so far this is coming with the understanding that don’t people actually might prefer these the stable medium of exchange and so it in that light it’s like well actually if you participate in booty and it works then like we’ve created the stable start a meeting with a completely outside of the existing Financial system so it’s like not you know it doesn’t depend on or or you need to integrate with banks at all at that point if you know the risk if if sanction is able to sustain itself and grow and reduce the perception of a lot of the risks associated with being an early-stage startup then I think that people might find that booty is like a fairly compelling story value because they know it but it can be redeemed then. I know people are or tend to be using it and so like I think I think that’s really powerful because right now like most people don’t have very secure most adult performers in business is at least some uncertainty with the bank accounts that they use in you sure about young performers like in front of Sparta Christmas tree and got a couple months ago that like Rebecca, shut down and stuff like that and in some sense like you know if you’re holding that might not be an issue so that’s part of why we’re doing it on the financial side on the math side like it’s actually not that complicated sounds complicated when I say it like this some of the stability preserving mechanisms are more complicated like we so close to spank Banks really being developed right now there’s like the version that we’re just going to launch in it about a month which you allow you to stick your spanked and we’re not really going to add any sort of stability and forcing mechanisms to that because the supply will be so small like I said we start out with $50,000 worth of Beauty in like you know well station has several million dollars like we can collateralize that over ten thousand percent right so there’s very little risk you on the worst case scenario we buy it all back okay if you mind can I pause you here just for a second so just took for it to it to ya to to represent the the lay person who bought spank on an exchange in Oregon the Ico and so the the pivotal moment for for holders of spank will be too if they want to participate in this economy rather than just dump it or whatever sell it or speculate rated they traded or swing trade it you’re going to actually have the utility function of of putting it into a smart contract the same way that will be like a token swap with an e r c to a in Maine that of a new like the way the EOS did it but instead of instead of going to a new chain you’re actually going to another ethereum smart contract is there right now it’s actually a Perfect Analogy it’s like you know is if suspected a lot of the times when I talk about snatching people are like Oaks pension like what kind of blockchain is that I’m like it’s not it’s just it’s just a cool name it’s all on aetherium right but like you know if it was some like it would be exactly analogous to like doing a token swap on to the new chain except in this case now you got to stake it and you know the rights of a stapler to the beauty that steam generator and then one more question so since you’re not proposing the sort of masternode opportunity there’s I’m assuming is not a limit or is there a minimum staking or could it be any amount and then you get participate in at no minimum you could have a very small amount of snow in practice like you know you’re probably not going to know that much because like you’re still going to have to transact on the three and bossy until I collect the booty for each account that used to steak and so it’ll be bounded by you know how much the Gatsby is are as a proportion of the booty that you earn for staking that much thing right so another way to bring this down back down to earth when you said Co-op it’s like what do they call it a profit-sharing amongst employees so if you are a spankchain live performer and you choose to rather than cash out to pay your bills you keep a percentage of your paycheck basically in the spank bank then you have the opportunity to to have that sort of the same thing that’s that’s the way Credit Union works you know if you give people put their money from their from their jobs into a credit union then that gives leverage to that bank 2 enough support projects under their their bylaws are there whatever Charter Mission however that works so this is if that if I if I’m clear on that then that’s another reason for people to another argument for the the really this utility aspect of it that there can be ongoing value but you can also you know you have a utility for it so anyway. I thought that’s on your end I don’t know if I’m still you know you’re putting your paycheck in there and it gives lover to the bank it’s a little bit different because you know you’re getting paid or or in booty or another crypto and stuff you’re not just like depositing it in the spank bank in earning interest on that you you would have to convert it into spanking and steak that and then you would have that participatory so it’s like one extra okay so what’s up then if let’s say a performer is once you have this sort of what do you call a 12 would it be to see at a double-sided or a direct I guess you would be cutting yourself out of the the the the state channel that connects the their guests are the Tipper the visitor with the performer so that that that transaction is going to be from their spank card it’s going to be booty on on their spank card going to the performers booty on their spank card and then they would still have to they would still be converting that right to eat on their way out of their wallet or they could just keep it in there or they could stay skit as spank I’m sorry I will be able to look at these schematics and so used to all of this will become very very clear very soon perfect audio podcast it will basically our plan is for users to be able to hold Ethan booty at first and then you know an increasing number of tokens and then have that convert in real-time through situational Base Exchange mechanism and then into Beauty in the performers channel so that they don’t have to take on the risk and then when the performer wants to us to eat to you no send it to coinbase or something call Gemini to to put in the bank in the future we’re hoping that you know we can integrate directly with like a debit card provider and so then you can just send booty instantly in your channel just as easily as you would spend anything else at that point like why do you yeah exactly will I will say that I stabbed a knife through my Bank of America card when my shift payments card arrived and it’s been a balancing act you know since then but but I’ll say this is the future for sure and so anybody who says if you missed out on the early days of Bitcoin or the ethereum token sale than you have an opportunity to not miss out on spankchain economy which is really yeah it’s really it’s really starting to move forward fast so are you good with for another few minutes can we talk about it another few things of a cool so yeah thank you so much I mean we really covered a lot in the shower and and I I feel like I will never want to keep abreast and future episodes to to study this phenomenon and I guess I just want to say another another question maybe I got one or two more is that what I think is so invigorating and breathtaking about what’s happening is that not only are you and your team innovating with a decentralized technology in a way that really it really brings out the best and and it helps to sort of worksheet it’s this taboo so there’s been so much so many scams and so much larceny and all kinds of cysts only thing that have given this is technology a bad name and and it will be such a beautiful irony if the most one of the most successful and fast-moving actual use cases where people are not just buying tokens instead of actually using a network legitimately is going to be another Vice I can others another yeah I mean it’s like once a toaster win Satoshi dice launch Terry Voorhees and now look what the stuff that they’re doing its you can’t you cannot make moral ethical argument for how powerful the projects that they’re doing are now so I just think it’s a beautiful thing that you’re doing and I can I guess I want to ask you a little I’ve noticed but stay on your on the YouTube channel for spankchain you’re seeing very straight-laced folks attending conferences about ethereum blockchain and you were able to articulate this really Advanced out-of-the-box thinking that you’re doing applying the payment channels in the state channels and it’s really for the people who get this technology in her immersed in it your outstanding with the Innovations are doing in that in that crowd so my question for you is who in your sphere really get this and I really are you really going to be a raving fans in and real seller have the kids from the understanding of how powerful is we know what you’re designing here and how it can be applied in other cases so this just become sort of the high people say silkroad bootstrapped Bitcoin usage who knows what what your framework is going to end up being adapted to and what systems it’s going to continue to disintermediate so I’m just curious you know are people really getting getting you the way you’re coming from or are they still scratching their heads or what’s up with all that yeah so in response like that I see a fart fart you know about us the irony around and being like seeing is in a negative light but then like actually you know where the team of really Township engineer’s and we’re trying to do really cool things we we are the most legit project pretending to be a shitcoin where the most projects or should coins pretending to be legit product we made ourselves a joke because we think it’s funny and because we think that like Schumer is actually the best way to help normalize some some of these couple Eno strange concept that we’re bringing up in these conversations that were forcing me to go to these conferences and we’re finding that a lot of times it’s women that come for sinners like you know this is amazing this this is like you know on the right path and unlike feminists two schools of feminism there’s like some like bored with sex workers are coming forward in and really supporting us finding us like speaking opportunities and and connections because they realize that like this form has has the opportunity to help our community to securely manage their own financing without fear of if you had your money then like this there’s no like 10 p.m. standing in your way to to receiving your paycheck or something there is to basically expand the envelope of like who’s in on the joke of spanking thing in fairlea polarizing on purpose right like we there yet. Like that’s crazy like you guys like my my current understanding reality like prevents me from accepting that this is a legit project and then we get you know I’m the other side people are like this is the best thing I’ve ever heard about like how do I help like I want in you know and I think that’s that’s what we need right now because we’re not as interested in people who were like oh this is kind of cool you know that that’s not very helpful I don’t think that’s like how movements make progress I think you know that are staged it’s it’s people who like don’t take themselves too seriously end and when they see something they sort of her curse in their own mind and I like you know something tells me that like there’s something we’re going on here and I want to I want to find out what and the people that do are tend to be pleasantly surprised that was saying there’s a lot of work going on in unity in building legitimate products and platform they they then you know we are in their support and it’s really validating thing we’ve had a lot of people come forward and and start to help us in that regard people from crypto communities like pretty diverse communities awesome and awesome well is his next next level Wizardry and I salute you and plug you so much and I actually I thought came to me today, leading up to this is it a did you ever see the movie better off dead by any chance with the John Cusack in the same generation issue or not but it’s a classic and there is for anybody who has seen this I would love to really invoke the archetype of there was there was a younger brother I mean I guess I’ll just give a little back on it and just a little bit not going to spoil it but it is appropriate for this the kind of anchor this is this archetype I really empowerment and it said there was this the whole movie is about the psychodrama of John Cusack being in love and having this hyper monogamous monogamous like obsession with this this girlfriend then he has to go through all of this sort of fighting the jocks and being like competing in the social hierarchy and social pyramid eventually he gets to be in love with the more down-to-earth foreign exchange student the French foreign exchange student I thought was more desirable from the beginning but there’s interesting this is very interesting tiny little micro subplot which is that his younger brother is sort of totally immune to all of the psychodrama of the family and all of The Madness of relationships and he’s just in his room just hacking before computers were even really that that much fun to play with with the the form of hacking that you was doing what she was cutting out the little coupon offerings on cereal boxes and saving up and ordering all these different Novelties and he got like a laser gun in the mail and he got the psych how to build a rocket ship thing and one of the things he got was how to pick up Trashy Women they open this door and one seeing and there’s a bunch of like they’d start a strip club hang out with them and that Jimmy that just epitomizes the opportunities for those of us who drop out of the mainstream sort of sexual Rat Race and really get creative and Innovative with how we can have more fun and do more work and Innovative thing so if you ever do I mean watch that movie you can know that there’s a place in my heart for you because I see you is like the grown up version of that hacker who is this you know working make turning the system upside down and everyone else is just sort of so sucked into their reality tunnel they couldn’t even imagine thinking out of the box so I’ll definitely watch it now it’s a classic too so I hope you guys enjoy that and that reference and I think that was yeah really good rap for everything I was curious about getting caught up on and I would say that I’ve been just I’ve been telling my friends to become involved with spinning chain and to get on the platform because you don’t have to be over sex if I report a fight on it you can actually just build community and make friends across the world and I think maybe what you might what you all might do is have like a safe for work not safe for work kind of toggling notification where people want to just hang out on spankchain then they can choose what level of how risky it gets or whatever but I know people who are on their doing yoga there’s people on there doing puzzles is people on their taking a nap you know and I’m taking people say figure out how to have passive income make money while you sleep well hey there a fetishist out there who will give you a cryptocurrency spank life to make money while you sleep so everybody wins nobody loses except for the parasitic and come and on that note I like to say a mean if you want to close this out with some Last Words maybe some you know what what if you had a pitch to the people listening what should they do to get involved with why should they get involved and then if you have any website URLs or any Twitter handles you want to share then by all means I just wanted to say thanks for having me if you’re listening to this and you’re interested in getting more involved go to the bank shein.com website find the link to our Discord and come join the community we hang out there we share announcements updates on the campsite future plans and you know just me and the picture is you know whatever sort of our hang out spot so come join us if you’re new to cryptocurrency if you’ve been exposed cryptocurrency there’s a Vibrant Community will help help you understand if you are new to adult you know people will sort of show you the ropes so yeah stay tuned for updates on spankchain all right thank you so much you mean depreciate it I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time and I’m excited to see what happens next and hopefully we will continue to have you and other folks from spank chain back on to keep us updated any important Milestones by all means you know this is this would be an outlet and yeah thank you again so much you’ve changed my life and I’m very very happy to be here in this moment of opportunity in the world with with people like you really stepping up so yeah we’ll talk again soon and I want you to have a great day and a great rest of your week one last one is like we couldn’t do it without you and we do it for people like you awesome broadcast please go to www.crunch.com and cook on the Donate button to help support the show in addition to sustaining and improving the podcast your donations will help establish permaculture goddess Temple at provide ecological employment for single mothers Please Subscribe and share your favorite episodes if you have questions or comments feel free to leave a voicemail at 818-275-1593 or email event at Archer Park. 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The Evolution of Crypto with Adult Industry Attorney Corey D. Silverstein TPP138

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In this episode I’m joined again by my favorite adult industry attorney for an in-depth look at the evolution of crypto-currencies and blockchain technology.  We discuss the many ways producers, performers, web services and platforms will need to adapt to survive and thrive in the new decentralized global digital ecosystem.

He shares expert insight on the future of adult industry pain points and bottlenecks including payment processing, record keeping compliance, STI screening, privacy, age-verification, advertising, and more.

Perhaps most importantly Corey shares his wisdom on best practices for being a savy investor, not just an uninformed speculator.

His office is stepping up to stay ahead of the steep crypto learning curve so please contact him for your legal needs at: https://myadultattorney.com/

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Corey D. Silverstein is the managing and founding member of the Law Offices of Corey D. Silverstein, P.C d/b/a/ Silverstein Legal.  His practice focuses on representing many areas of the law that impact the adult industry.  His clientele includes hosting companies, affiliate programs, content producers, payment processors, website operators, dating websites, webcam sites, traffic brokers, social media websites and performers, just to name a few.  Mr. Silverstein regularly provides legal services related to: age verification and record keeping requirements (18 USC 2257), intellectual property (copyrights and trademarks), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the Restore Online Shopper’s Confidence Act (ROSCA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) compliance, first amendment / free speech, obscenity, corporate law, criminal defense, internet law, domain disputes and various other areas of the law.  Mr. Silverstein is an acclaimed litigator and dispute resolution specialist. His practice also concentrates on complex contracts, business structure, and business formation.  Mr. Silverstein prides himself in providing prompt and aggressive representation tailored to each of his clients’ individual needs.  Mr. Silverstein is regularly featured in adult industry periodicals such as AVN and XBIZ and has been quoted and published in mainstream media including the New York Times, FOX News, MSNBC, the Miami Herald, the Washington Post, the Detroit News and the Associated Press.  Mr. Silverstein is also a regular speaker at conferences throughout the world (United States, Canada, Colombia, Netherlands) and has made countless presentations related to topics and issues that affect the adult industry and online marketplace.  Amongst his numerous professional affiliations, Mr. Silverstein is a member of the First Amendment Lawyers Association (FALA). Myadultattorney.com is a website dedicated to the representation of adult industry clientele. Mr. Silverstein can be reached through Myadultattorney.com or by email at corey@myadultattorney.com. Mr. Silverstein can also be contacted by telephone at 248-290-0655.

Blockchain Tech for Decentralized Sexuality with Lawrence Lanoff TPP128

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Lawrence Lanoff PIcIn this episode I’m joined again by my dear tantric brother Lawrence Lanoff.  He shares his epic romance with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology leading up to his role in the groundbreaking Token AI platform.

We discuss the potential for decentralizing sexuality with smart contracts, reputation algorithms, cryptocurrencies, and beyond.  With healthy doses of techno-optimism and spiritual anarchism, we’re able to rejoice in visions of a sexier, freer, more abundant and accountable tantric future.

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Lawrence is an award winning filmmaker, successful entrepreneur and early technology adopter who’s been investing in cryptocurrency since 2011.

He has directed and produced 11 feature films. Lawrence led a production team that won a Chicago Film Festival award and a United Nations Global 500 Award for writing and creating the documentary “We Can Make a Difference”.

Lawrence co-founded Lip Ink, generating upwards of $100mm in revenue and numerous product patents.

Lawrence is a best selling author, world renowned life coach, and was a featured expert in Neil Strauss’ New York Times Bestseller “The Truth”.

In addition, Lanoff has spent the last 15 years developing a new “theory of consciousness” that is an amalgamation of neuroscience and meditation. This unique perspective, when applied to machine learning, artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency, provides TokenAI valuable insights in product creation and development.

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Tantra Punk your guide to sexual Liberation healing and empowerment as a certified Tantra counselor and certified permaculture designer I’m here to help you grow spiritually sexually and ecologically my online and in-person counseling sessions and training programs are price to fit any budget I’m looking forward to helping you design and ever more Divine Life Path please send me an email to Ben at Tantra Punk. Com and our journey together will begin hello Google of its work Natasha Point podcast episode number 128 I am join once again by my dear friend and brother in all things tantric and it’s Lawrence lanoff how are you today band Entre task well yeah we’re going to have a really fun episode today because I discovered recently or rediscovered that Lawrence is a crypto nerd par exsalonce and he’s been on this path longer than I have and I’ve just been turning every stone to try to find anyone in my network Circles of friends excetera who have a sense of this if if not to find those who are already on board and making something of a of a life out of it also you know the people who have no clue the door somehow a verse and need to be enlightened so there’s that sort of impulse to be an evangelist but I kind of feel like it’s more like a waking people up in a burning building or trying to get them on a life raft off the Titanic of fiat currency and all that so he was such a pleasant I guess you remember it’s because we you had spoken to me about it but I was one of those that deniers and and I wasn’t ready for it and it wasn’t until you know earlier this year that I someone finally beat me over the head with a bit Bitcoin stick by giving me $1,000 worth of it and then it put me into a you know the game so here we are fast-forwarding a bit and you and I have spoken and I’ve got to know that you’re not only on board but she been on board since earlier days and you’ve had some some wins and losses and now you’re actually part of a Powerhouse development team it’s about to launch a token so we have a lot to learn from you Lawrence I just want to start with the getting your crypto virginity Story how does you finally get worn down by itself its gaze that’s funny I mean has always been kind of like the number one pursuit of my life was my spiritual path and there was this kind of how would I describe this word likely a series of Awakenings overtime and there was a moment where I woke up and I was like oh wow you know it’s a game it’s a story in that sucks cuz now I know it’s a game but I have no idea what to do about that so I didn’t number of you know early 2000s I get some money Workshop side Vegeta famous money Workshop we’re basically there were lots of business people there and they basically all walked out of her so deeply offended I was basically calling you confidence in sentiment works in the group does the concert start were incredible and and and when you really show people how it’s just you’re thinking that affects your experience I was kind of messing around looking for something and then I heard about in 2010 I heard about might have been early 2011 right in that neighborhood I heard about it I had a friend who was kind of like a kind of a tinfoil hat guy they are just looking around and just trying to block all the x-rays out of his brain and and he talked to me about it and unfortunately because it was so crazy and filled with conspiracy it was really hard for me to feel like see the forest for the trees cuz it was a lot about you so in your case I I did go through the struggle of buying and when you buy Bitcoin especially in the early days I mean it was like okay you want to buy the stuff I gave you the last of the street corner or they’ll be a cow at the couch very complicated on-ramp but I managed to buy some right at the time when I lost my main client and so I bought some but I was just terrified so in essence right cuz I was just like I always like to do one kind of speculative Investments a year something that should get over there is a piece of art something when I go so long story short I managed to Cobble together like 200 Bitcoin when they were in the between I bought one Bitcoin at like $2.50 and I didn’t buy more cuz I was like what if it goes down two fives and stories are going on now which is why for me this has been such a fun adventure David the same stories were going on with your Bitcoin is you know $6,000 or $5 or $2.50 it was the same story you know same like Banning conspiracies so I get my tuner big Corinne I’m kind of messing around with the trading them trying to maximize them play in all the markets on these crazy exchange basically walking around with this like loaded gun that I didn’t know anything about right and you know surprise all of my currency everything every single Bitcoin was taken out of my possession on the first runner-up when it when it ran up to yeah whatever was thirteen hundred bucks of the coin with during the empty box cuz I have my stuff on the exchange when it started to slow down I couldn’t even conceive of in my brain and I was like they’re all these problems and disparities between Exchange Mt gox can’t go down anyway long story short everything was operated hilariously like I have this tiniest amount and seized by federal agents those that website anyway. That was my that was devastated because you know I just saw this beautiful world by the time it started to build and there’s momentum and excitement I really realized this is the future it’s kind of like natural gifting generosity, how to buy a book burning man I started to share with all my friends my friends let me help you understand this stop but I was still I was super excited but like I hadn’t gotten if you down yet and the Beatdown is really what changed everything right losing all that just changed everything because so licking my wounds and don’t you that experience and realizing how much of the Wild West this thing was as of June to see these new players coming on for the Quinn basis of the world you know who were saying hey you know what we believe in this and we’re going to stabilize it we’re going to try to create the standards that allow this thing to take off that’s how I started to come back in and around when it when I saw Bitcoin after having seen it at 1300 when I saw that $200 I was like this it can’t go Lower Lake where’s it going to go like there’s like the value is there you don’t lose value it just condenses or gets dispersed a little bit differently but that’s not how value works so. Is hot climates back in and and I’ve been on this fascinating ride that then led me into to discover aetherium at Burning Man and you really because of everything that I have been through I saw like I could understand if you and I just I don’t know how else to say like it was just like this is really beautiful Bitcoin was sort of the First Market and has the big it is a big branding name but at the end of the day they are these very beautiful community of people innovating and that is what I saw in this area super super exciting how did that then leave to your now on this African radio pads and working with developers and a Powerhouse team I just read that article on the token AIA upcoming Ico and I’m just do it in the show coin offering or token launch is probably the less tricky wave of the new marketing strategy rather than sex thing it’s funny the way they kind of set that up as a as a trap you know it’s like saying we are the crack dealing pushers but actually were selling Coco asking for for regulation over-regulation but anyway yeah what’s the what’s the story on on that you know so I feel I feel as if we’re in this beautiful world which is which theory that was the big the big breakthrough suits online that can hold money and if the if the certain conditions of that contractor meds in that money is distributed that’s leaking incredible all kinds of structures in organizations that the bible-thumping culture have relied on lawsuits in hell and brimstone too, keep everybody in line with some simple conditional programming you know the god elements the overseer the overlords and and that’s what captured my attention cuz that’s on the horizon that really nobody knows about well so think about like what you know what’s called a smart contract I think at this point we’re not really a technology isn’t really there yet but that doesn’t mean we can’t use it in and choir incredible. I’m so happy I have a kind of smartphone but there’s a lot that still needs to be going to look very very different yes and how it interacts with you so if you think about this what is the logic that’s that’s holding this money which is what we’ve done with our contract how do you create rust how do you talk to one of the things it’s going to be needed as just the way we think about seeing some machine learning and programming and artificial intelligence imagine a smart contract that is actually checking its own coding or maybe coding itself or taking the best of all thoughts of every contract that’s ever been written takes the best of them all the holes just has the contingencies in their rights the program itself based on you know analyzing 30 million contracts and I know you have like a smarter self amending potentially even healing contract creating its own trust like that. Those kinds of things are in AI smart contracts it is actually self amending self-monitoring opportunity icy out there so when I realized that it was like waking up one day and realizing that there were these two freight trains you had no they’re not there like you know earthquakes and tidal waves and one of them is called the blockchain and this country centralization of trust where we are our own Banks our own holders of our own artificial intelligence which is about to wipe out millions and millions and millions of jobs around the world but in America yes the Technologies are not there but we need people thinking about them and we need the best Minds on the planet thinking about them freely without corporate interference without you know hey we don’t like the way you’re thinking about thinking about this stuff because you know we don’t agree with whatever whatever this thing is right now we’re if somebody feels threatened with science they just shut that science down so so we’re kind of in this world and I think it is a moment in history a rare moments in history where essentially you can get X number of dollars from regular people from you know we want to in essence support a vision and just essentially just say here go and develop the best that you possibly can develop in that field and I think when you’re dealing with things like blockchain and AI specifically absolutely. I think some of the best most transformational life-changing you know ideas in our future but the day the champy salt with the same level of thinking that has created all the problems that’s that’s why I’m excited about this Moment Like This this week so you know what happened to I wrote my I started writing my first AI app take 10 years ago and it was self-financed and did I can only take you so far and I think we’ve come so far and there are just so many incredible things that we truly can’t even think about thinking about right now so that’s what I’m up to awesome oh yeah couple of us came up in that process which is one the the hubris that I believe a lot of people have towards a I being quote-unquote impossible or whatever the singularity is not going to happen all that and all that kind of thinking it held up in the world free Mega Giga Tera Peta hashpower where that came from the Bitcoin Network so as ability to run the scenarios of Randomness I mean I’m not a genius but I do know that that was the end of the logic of not being concerned or ahead of the curve with a I was that there’s no way they can simulate biology because they don’t have the computing power there’s no way they can you Skynet Terminator AI World War scenario is impossible because the computing power does insist well now thanks to you and it’s sort of a double-edged sword isn’t that you know that this big is me already far surpassed all the super computers combined were talking about the most lethal and potentially Liberatore Computing system that has ever been unimaginable computing power and it’s just continuing to grow so well we build on that platform is going to determine the fate of life on Earth do you know no show Absolutely yes I’ve discussions and you have to just you have that discussions in in my opinion is we need to be rooted in reality and I would say the first part of my spiritual path was was not dealing with reality that was released 30 years of my life and it’s the light. Until I started get footing in reality where I could actually have the strength to stand up 2 I mean anything from a cult leader to email just stand there in the face of whatever you do anybody want to talk about because when you when you’re when you get rooted in reality a lot of things make sense like a lot a lot a lot make sense and that’s why I feel so strongly about this because I just don’t see I just literally literally right now did you not hear a conversation beast in reality and that’s a that’s a little bit disconcerting but on the other hand I realize like you know how like there’s like you just kind of my phone the Cherry for a while that’s what I feel about the thinking behind and basically stole you know childlike world and not in a good way putting in a kind of way where you know Daddy says something and we just going to urgent whatever daddy says must be true panda you know right now depending on what side of the line you are that world is either more scary or less scary because if you’re like Daddy Daddy has the power then you feel safer cuz Daddy’s in a running around pounding his chest but I tell ya what you know where you’re going to like this what is Ben haunting me and tickling me so much lately it’s just that you know what this actually all is the whole Bitcoin crypto subversive tidal wave that weird looking at it is the second coming or the 2.0 upgrade of the archetype of the Revenge of the Nerds and so the alpha male has been beating his chest and running all these systems with Brute Force tactics and authority and it’s just the math whiz Geniuses who were too socially awkward stereotypically to be seduced by the game that makes you peak in high school and not strive to achieve anything beyond the football captain and prom king or whatever and then you just sort of atrophy the rest of your life by thinking of the good old days and you just get resentful and whatever so that Arc of of of Alpha Male masculinity rules the planet across cultures from Warlords to Nina parliament’s presidents whatever you prime ministers you’ve got to that underclass of open-source Geeks who actually were the only extreme radical leftist anarchists Libertarians excetera to actually get filthy rich in the process of subverting undermining the jocks that gave them the keys and fluster head in the toilet so this is such a proud Victory and I just I’m sad that I’m so cold illiterate that I can’t really participate at that really fun level or I haven’t invested the time to do it but I bow down to these these Tech Geniuses and really it comes down to trust in math in math is a Authority that I can salute as an Ender Chest do you know what I mean so moving moving on to the the token AI That’s again disintermediation institutions of trust and Authority that have the daddy complex and replacing them with math and computer power and the ability to make what was inaccessible to most average people trading currencies something that you click a button and it’s managed for you and it’s secured by a blockchain and all that so that’s just my cursory kind of glance of it but if you want to break it down. But that’s the thing and it’s community-based are decentralized so you can you can participate in the voting rights of the organization eventually tell us what kind of stuff you want you think we should develop we can vote on it so that’s the other beautiful things like there’s the wisdom of the crowd aspect so because they it’s it’s like we’re we’re still in the model of kind of the benevolent dictator in terms of functionality like organizations that function but but but but that’s change it you know and it’s beautiful that we take the wisdom of the crowd is just such a powerful Insight that he just is going to like we have a better idea and that is until emotions get heavily involved with the crowd basically guessing a cow’s weight like if you took everybody’s guests of the crowds just look how sweet the aggregate of that was like we’ve been I forgot something very very very very precisely within the realm of actual week how hot was it on your phone you can just download something like that in 3 seconds and all of a sudden your yoga teacher who takes crypto you know what I mean and so it’s awesome in this is what I do at my we have the exist festival.com for South by Southwest and is not an official South by event is a disruptive one because even though I love songs by and I painted a giant mural for South by that’s going to be showing the Expo Center for Austin Rodeo I love what they’re doing so many ways they’ve also turn down quite a few female speakers for the blockchain panel and I don’t know enough about what they’re doing and I’m sure there’s reasons why everybody does the things I do but I think it’s important to set up other events are outside of the you know of the gates of South by in the rules and so on so that’s what we do we set up where where we can bring in a bunch of artists who have never heard of a crypto before or we’re interested in it and teach him how to download a wallet and then make their sales for there vending whatever they’re running t-shirts and arts and whatever in Krypton there you got like that’s all it takes so when I get on an Uber or Lyft or Rideshare I asked them if they take crypto and they look at me like I’m crazy and then I show them how to download the wallet and then I took them in crypto and when I go to any any local shop or any restaurant I just automatically always ask do you take pepto and they just look at me confused and then they asked and then I tell them and so it’s just word of mouth and that’s a very small way in which and how we can educate each other just asked about it as if it’s part of your normal life because to me and to you it is you know and so the more people we have on the system the better easier we’re all going to to evolve within this I don’t know if that answer is exactly the question and adapt and actually alter reality one day at a time just with whatever means you have you know yeah that’s exciting is that you know I’ve had I’ve had a similar kind of weather journey of just wanting to onboard friends and just get people excited about it and really the best way to do it is just to get them started with some in just a few or I’m going to split the mule and give you your you know percentage of Crypt or whatever and and that just gets that gets the party started for for anybody and I see why you’re talking I was imagining they’re being a i y bet there’s got to be some art galleries in the world that just give what is QR codes on every piece so in case you don’t want to buy it you can just tip the artist while you’re there be a white of all the art that I’m so like thrilled to behold in my eyes when I go to an art gallery I would go in there with a budget to tip all the all the artist that I thought really blew my mind you know that’s a whole number and thank you for saying that because I seriously have been wanting to make a video on this for so long thank you for reminding me I want I want all the spray paint artist mural is due to get a QR code stencil and so many times that I’ve been moved by a mural and I yeah you can buy it and you can buy a piece by the artist I’m just freaking said man like $1 a hundred people $1 and then you go home and the artist girl out in the world like how insanely amazing about education if nobody told me that I could do better if I wasn’t a part of this movement I would not have either. So yes I think every Gallery should have a key or code next to their pieces for sure and hopefully work making it easier and easier to have these things be more accessible and just like you said you know split a meal and pay in in crypto just like you would do with venmo or PayPal is very easy and another thing that I think is important to mention is that at first when Bitcoin came out in the early adopters now that Bitcoin was more like a Welsh holding system and still now you know it’s people assume that that you have to have a lot of money to get into crypto but I love the people at and dash dash people talked about this a lot and then cash and Litecoin you don’t fast transaction this is a system that I believe in I’m so tired of using Banks and I’m so tired of using Fiat I don’t want it anymore so I don’t actually hold its on a crypto I’m not at a point where my Abundant Life reflects in my in my wallet but I do get to use crypto every day to do my everyday things and every time a little more and so even if you just want to download a wallet and put 10 bucks into either or 10 bucks into like going or Dash or whatever your favorite currency is just put it there and do nothing with it and check it again in a month and see what happens or just how about you don’t have something like $100 and whenever you go do something if they take crypto you can transfer that and just start really small it’s it’s such a mountain of information that I can be very overwhelming I sign up for a steaming a couple a couple weeks ago and I’ve heard about steemit for for those of you who don’t know it’s a platform like it has all these different channels you can blog writing you can put up videos it’s basically a decent realized turn off all the social media that we use today so right now if you comment on YouTube or Facebook or Twitter or Instagram you don’t get paid for your value and reviewing people’s content but on steemit you basically get rewarded for being an active member of the community you get paid for voting for curating and you can receive a lot of steam power and crypto money basically for producing good content that is useful to people and it cannot be tamed innocence other than by the users and the population and so it’s a really amazing system in everyone’s use it for a long time but I was kind of intimidating by it finally I made an account into two and a half weeks to clear which is insane and and I’ve been getting super overwhelmed with learning how to use it and I just try to continue to watch one video day and do little things at a time and in no time I’ll be an expert you know that’s all it takes so just I hope that people don’t get over Round And if you’re curious just continue learning just a little bit at a time you don’t have to be an expert overnight exactly. I’m glad yes team is amazing and probably going to totally crush it on there just is it doing writing published his stuff it’s been specially in the crypto space is people that it’s amazing some of the mounts you can get off of that and it shows you how big data is really extracting so much value from users of platforms and it’s it’s it’s not going to be long before just because it’s free means that you just give them all your data and sign away the property rights and all that stuff is is going to be replaced by this micropayment ecosystems where people can support each other you know value in the content that they consume and and being really well well supported in and I think it’s going to do the asking to do a lot of amazing some of her friends yesterday we were talking about all them you know thousands of jobs disappearing as robots take over and Singularity and all the stuff and at some point in my life I was really concerned about this you know yet where are aliens off drivers truck drivers going to go when we have also if driving cars do you know all the stuff but the answer is blanching all these people will be doing things in blockchain I will be getting paid well for it and it’ll take less time and I mean from the Tim Ferriss 4-Hour Work Week on and everything. Having high developments off technology and be more efficient with our time does not mean that we is not does not need to be scary you know there’s a lot of stuff within fast Evolution that is that is concerning to me specially how fast were developing and growing and how our security initiatives are not all the party yet and I think we’re getting there so there’s a lot of concern of course but anyting however I don’t think that we all really grasp or we’re starting to now how how much we really don’t have to work 90 hours a week or whatever the ridiculous things we do you know that the whole point of this is that micro payments and micro contributions from everybody involved will react what time for us to to be humans to exist to just let me know this is such an interesting new development in the sort of f have that imprint of a techno dystopia since childhood from all the Sci-Fi and I watched it and then you know you imagine this world where humans are made up sleep by robotic technology and Ai and I’ve been pretty sure that those prospects especially now is drones of coming to the picture and now I really feel like it as of this moment this kind of is really the undeniable presence in the now of both of those dystopic seems coming coming nauseous to come to life but coming into existence but then as you’re saying which is actually so Redemptive for sheep the human soul is that like she was an example something might you might have some thoughts on as far as empowerment but it’s like the the sort of this myth of the scarcity of worthwhile productive labor that can be done with from picking up trash to planting trees to cleaning up toxic waste like through the blockchain micropayments and sort of micro temporary employment contracts that can really enfranchise all the homeless people to get a micro crypto payment without actually showing up and waiting in line to get in the welfare program or get into a you know some sort of job placement program you can just be like you know you show up on the there’s some spill like a whip there’s some kind of cleanup has to happen and people can just mop it and and have day labor crypto payments and there will really never be a gap between meaningful work and and fair pay and there’s plenty of wealth in the crypto world alone to finance stuff like that and even if you know whether it’s through a nonprofit system or through taxes done I mean I’m not going to endorse taxes in general but but you kind of know what I’m saying so how do you feel about that you feel like that’s the direction we’re going to go and there are so many projects that have mind-blowing for example the green miners are looking into mining basically with all green energy from turning trash into clean energy so that things like Bitcoin mining don’t have to take resources as we know them now and there are so many projects in the space for cleaning up the oceans and cleaning up the air and I’m bringing food to the right places and replanting trees and replenishing the soil I mean there if you think of any good initiatives going on in the world for every single one of them there is at least one crypto person who is trying to intercept and connect and there are some barriers you know like the the extreme hippies and I don’t mean that in any negative or positive connotation specifically just outside another word to use like the Crypt on earth and the cryptic Crypt of hippies and all these people like hippies like me back in the day when I when I was in Turkish hippie confused and all of this navigating technology and really scared of it I never imagined in my life that I would be here talking about technology I like but at the same time I see like you said you know how directly this has impacted my life I live a better life I can eat better food because I have my bills taken care of more often because I am connecting projects that feed my soul in that feed my pocket and and it’s just it’s just acknowledge he’s not going anywhere so yes hearing drums zooming around in the air concerns me especially there’s no privacy laws about this and I’m sure I am in plenty of videos just public random videos of people have of course all that is concerning to me but at the same time if I can get drones to massively plant trees and water them creating on cleaning water and stain of away and replenishing the Salt Lake of course I want that also so it’s a fine balance you knowing yeah there’s just there’s just so many opportunities and I’m a very hopeful first person you know and Technologies not going anywhere in the craziest disasters are going on in the world are very real and I’m very aware of my privilege and I’m honored for just being able to be a voice and a part of this movement in any way but if you are truly concerned if you’re a person sitting there and you are really really against technology my best advice to you is to get involved you know what I mean just get involved and make sure that our our moral compasses are still true and that our time is being used efficiently because while I think it’s piercing experiencing abundance is a really healing thing for our communities that happen monkey trained into scar City and fear so I think that having lavish parties in exotic places when they are led by the right Compass when we’re doing no trash Left Behind when we’re also feeding and in helping those communities those are beautiful experiences I think also it’s very easy to fall into the you know greedy egotistical side of things and so we can be people on the sidelines criticizing this movement or we can just Dive Dive Right In whichever way feels comfortable to you and try to help from within you know absolutely yeah amazing so do you want to take can you talk a bit about you know obviously not to be tokenizing but I was really thrilled to know that Amanda B Johnson is the spokes person for Dash and they have a sort of a in the dash consensus system they’re they’re holding their whole their whole technological platform on the basis of it there’s money allocated in there sitting there a crypto economic ecosystems to support people in in roles as delegates and Advocates and Educators and I’m I’m wondering if you have some thoughts on connecting with or have you connected with women in crypto and just having more solidarity and more initiatives that are women lead and women find it and having the the voice and the the wisdom of Sisterhood in the crypto space which is is seriously it’s I don’t know I wouldn’t say this that I understand to be hyper sexist or it’s just a typically gender imbalance in technology for various reasons of course and but this is one of the most inviting and open-minded for thinking space is so I’m just curious if you have thoughts understand that aspect I do and I just want to throw in really quickly that Dash is doing some incredible incredible things to use this new currency in the everyday lives of people and changing a lot I mean I spoke with Danny the other day from the Crypt of showing radio station and just some of the projects he shared with me that they’re doing going to orphanage orphanage is camping outside open and to defend that old homes and rebuilding after after earthquakes all of these weren’t the weather doing in Mexico and helping people from the US and for Mexico to send each other Dash instead of Fiat you know making it super useful super accessible for them and actually turning crypto into into resources are they need whether it’s a new fan for their ceiling or food or whatever and so they are doing a lot of work right on the ground and putting you know when ATMs in crypto ATM there just it is amazing to see this dystopian Society for good and bad is already here as completely I mean crypto is already being used in so many daily activities all the time so much more that we know and I know that documentaries are being created and they will be available to all of us soon and every time more but there is so much more happening than we even inside are aware of you know every time I talk with anybody is it blows my mind all the projects are going on in and that this is the Hood part of it is another one and there are all these telegram groups going around some of them are called crypto women badass women in blockchain you know he’s different name there’s this group on Facebook called crypto queens and I have found some amazing amazing humans are working with the UN and women investing in women and funding each other’s projects and the Miami Conference the North America Miami Conference Bitcoin conference I had this one person run up to me this woman and she said hi sister if you’re a woman here I pretty much want to connect with you and she added me to his telegram group and I stole that from her in the best possible way so every time I’m at any blockchain event I run up to the women and I said Hey sister if you’re a woman in the space I want to connect with you and it’s just so beautiful and so maybe 5 or 10 different groups that are all women in blockchain and art projects in blockchain it is it is really unbelievable I’m actually really excited for the South by Southwest there is a bunch of the crypto Queens are coming down we’ve been talking about doing a documentary about women in crypto and I just hope that I get to interview them 10 minutes with each bomb in super supportive so it’s been quite interesting and of course there is still competition with in here and there but for the most part I find that women are really supportive of each other I also have been working with swarm City and the storm funds quite a bit I meant Joel from Joel Dietz from swarm and we talked about a bunch our projects and all the stuff happening and you express a lot of interest in supporting both blockchain art projects and women equality so I know swarm is now sitting around the survey to try to make sure that there are as many women as men users and their platform that’s really exciting and also so many surveys about how they want the tokens to be used and so on are hungry to include the community that’s what’s Tim Meadows all about right and that’s what these events are all about so I think I think we’re doing pretty good so far and I see how much more collaboration is going to is going to start happening you know just from from these telegram groups and how excited everybody is and and also how cool is that that we have telegram instead all our messages so that the government can hover information are private conversations it’s just it’s amazing we weave I feel sad about the fact that Facebook and all these social media platform orny or Cuban connection you know I honestly have so many thoughts where I say I don’t care if Facebook knows all my information or if they own all my media I just want to be able to share photos of my friends in Argentina and this is the easiest form so how sad is it that we were okay with all of our privacy and information being exploited and people making money off of us just because we’re so starved for human connection so I’m really excited to be able to do the same things we’ve been doing and use the good parts of Technology like social media in a way that it also filled up our pockets and our Spirits you know that is music to my ears thank you so much I’m so glad that I I mean I just just the fact that your video came up right after cryptos news and we’re in this moment have his conversation this is all such beautiful music to my ears and yeah it’s been I mean in my field in the world of Tantra sacred sexuality sexual healing in just the I think the most important thing in my studies in my experience for healing a planet and really saving the Earth is really being instrumental and being conducive to two women Sisterhood and a healthy positive empowering way and actually creating more financial Independence so that women as mothers can have more freedom and power and actual means to make more independent decisions with their bodies with their with their you know how they how much even breastfeeding I mean the most people don’t know that it’s pretty much understood that about 5 years is a typical pre-industrial young length of time to be breastfeeding infants on demand and imagine the kind of infrastructure changes that have to happen for that to be possible in the modern world but if anything’s going to make it happen it’s going to be the fruit of the work that people like you were doing and that’s as you know might just sort of Public Service Announcement about you know a sort of futuristic crypto feminism you know that I said that I want to contribute to I want to see happen is this more and more working together and in collaboration So yeah thank you for helping with that and Centric energy and learning some teachings of something that it’s pretty recent to me maybe two years and there’s so much to learn and I found so much healing and in all of these intersections of psychedelics meditation 10 trick work and crypto and it’s it’s so bizarre and no way to talk about technology and evolution and money in the same line that we talked about psychedelics and in self-healing love and all of this to no life force of energy but it is all the same thing it’s it’s just growing us a more compassionate and accepting loving human race you know that’s what it’s all about and at the same time that I’m really excited about all of these blockchain as a vehicle for 4 change I am really concerned about Wi-Fi and radiation and you know of course all of these a chemtrail crazy stuff that we put ourselves through so I’m putting out the intention into calling for more people to get involved in to figure it out other ways to connect the other internet in a way that it’s not so destructive for us and so there’s not some natural solutions and then there’s simple things we can do like turning off wi-fi at night when you go to sleep and self-education on this on this topic but I would love to hear more like I said Solutions and privacy are are something that we are now noticing that we need to work on more at the same time that we develop all these amazing systems right we need to wear we’re kind of like it’s floating and all this magical ways and now we need to start creating the containers that will keep us a lines into our missions as well yeah absolutely absolutely awesome well yeah I’m getting about 2 or if you’ll just totally mind blown and totally satiated by learning all this stuff all this great stuff that you’re doing do you feel free now to take some time to promote your efforts and talk about we have coming up in the future will people can be looking out for and and yeah we’ll we’ll call it a good introduction to hopefully we can also keep in touch on going up next and that is the exist festival.com that it’s a beautiful project where we are just connecting more and more people doing similar events and hoping that we can continue to collaborate so if anybody’s interested in anything that we’re doing please reach out there’s room for you to be fully creative in your own way and like I said it’s not about competition the abundance is there and in so many ways so that is South by Southwest Austin and then we have token Fest in San Francisco I will be there as well and then we have an art party in the bay somewhere so all this information will be on social media that is at my new brakes on Twitter or breaks on Instagram and I wanted to mention. So I most recently connected with gel polish and he’s doing art for addicts and he has a lot of projects going on in that world so I’m really excited to get more involved in healing the process of healing ourselves through ART and handling addiction because I believe technology is also an addiction right so being able to create those containers again and also few initiatives for the cleaning up the oceans and ocean token and just so many good projects coming up so anyway that I can that I can help or help you connect with those who will get you to where you want to be the green miners we clean energy any of that please reach out to me I would love to help out cool thank you again so much now Newburgh city has been such a pleasure and yet again thank you for just allowing me to be impulsive and send a message out to you and get you on the show and to know also that your ear integrating some the tantric wisdom in and works into your life it’s so exciting and I agree this is all just one big Kundalini blockchain Bliss Bellini black seamless hashtag that will be in touch in the future and thank you again so much sounds good thank you so much have a beautiful night. 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Cypherpunks, Bitcoin & the Myth of Satoshi Nakamoto by Richard Boase TPP127

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In this episode I’m blessed to have a guest spoken word piece by Richard Boase.  Since receiving some seed funding in the form bitcoins earlier this year, I have been on a mission of painfully OVER-due diligence to  catch up to the cryptocurrency revolution. It wasn’t clear to me until I discovered Richard’s article just how much of an intrinsic stake I’ve had in the game, and just how clueless I’d been over the last several years of bitcoin denial. In fact, my own punk and anarchist comrades of the crypto and cypher varieties had arguably already won the revolution in the early 90s that I’ve still been fighting in the streets for to this day.  It’s taken this long for me and the rest of the code-illiterate world to slowy, and perhaps less profitably,  join it.

I was infinitely grateful and intrigued to find Richard’s article because it puts it all into a riveting context and cuts through all of the financial speculative debate about bitcoin’s future, and sheds light on the radical and revolutionary spirit of the cause since the beginning.

Richard also has a great interview on the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast that helps clarify matters even more: https://youtu.be/5yZfOOqKnAg

Please follow him at:
https://twitter.com/boaserichard

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Read the original article here:
http://cybersalon.org/cypherpunk/

About Richard:

Richard W. Boase, born a Shell Brat under the banner of a monstrous Corporate Petro-Empire in Brunei Dara’salaam on the island of Borneo in the late seventies, is the atypical son of English scholars of linguistics and mathematics and the grandson of allied warriors.

An Uber Taxi Driver working Old London’s winding back streets to scrape a living who once blazed electric live-wire voodoo visions amongst the hot neon jungle of Tokyo’s crazed architecture, he is now no more than a prescient listener and scribe, a tantric craftsman and guide in a global psyche-sphere where Crypto-Buddhist souls drift endlessly around the peer matrices of photovoltaic cells on Terra, Sol Galactica.

He is alone.