Venezuelans were BLOCKED from using some Ethereum services this week.
MetaMask and Infura were in the spotlight, as people ask whether Ethereum is too centralized.
With special guest, Michael Perklin

Terra FLIPS Ethereum in Staked Value
Shake Shack’s Bitcoin Giveaway
Iranians Banned from OpenSea
Coinbase CEO says Russians are using Bitcoin as a Lifeline

0:00 Show Pre-Roll and Intro Reel
0:55 Show Topics
2:33 Terra FLIPS Ethereum In Staked Value
4:57 Shake Shake’s Bitcoin Giveaway
6:35 Iranians Banned from Open Sea
12:52 Venezuelans blocked from MetaMask
13:34 Infura: “It was a mistake”
14:44 Michael Perklin
15:13 Ethereum is NOT too centralized
18:33 Shapeshift Shuts Down in 2021
24:45 DAO trend
27:00 Why Ethereum is still decentralized
30:35 Why centralization can be necessary
32:47 The importance of decentralization
35:34 Crypto regulation COMING
36:40 Naomi thanks viewers and takes the show out

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USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Lightening to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

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