DWealthMuse Podcast
Episode 71 – What Every Cryptocurrency Investor Needs to Know About the Inflation Reduction Act

Episode 71 – What Every Cryptocurrency Investor Needs to Know About the Inflation Reduction Act

September 5, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright and guest Kell Canty, CEO of Ledgible, Crypto Tax & Accounting Software for Professionals, discuss how the Inflation Reduction Act will impact cryptocurrency investors and ways to stay out of the IRS crosshairs. Highlights include:

  • Why it’s been so difficult for cryptocurrency investors (and their accountants) to keep track of cryptocurrency transactions;
  • Why the ability to track crypto transactions is becoming increasingly paramount;
  • What the $45+ billion allocated towards IRS enforcement in the Inflation Reduction Act means to cryptocurrency investors;
  • Avoiding the IRS cryptocurrency perjury trap;
  • What cryptocurrency investors can do to prepare for any IRS rules that might be retroactive;
  • The complexities of taxing NFTs;
  • Finding crypto qualified CPAs;
  • The lawsuits that may provide insights into future crypto tax regulations.
Episode 70 – The Once in Humanity Opportunity to Create the Decentralized Metaverse

Episode 70 – The Once in Humanity Opportunity to Create the Decentralized Metaverse

August 22, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright and guest Mike Weiksner, co-founder and CEO of Pocketful of Quarters (aka POQ), the only cross-game microtransaction solution on the blockchain, discuss this once in humanity opportunity to create the decentralized metaverse and unlocking the trillions of dollars of opportunity in the microtransaction space. Highlights include:

  • How blockchain enables game currency interoperability which solves the main problem of conventional gaming;
  • How POQ’s SEC No-Action letter for game tokens can foster the growth of the Participate-2-Earn economy;
  • How unifying the free-to-play game economy unlocks trillions of dollars in new incremental revenue opportunity;
  • How NFTs are being used for affinity marketing;
  • How DAOS empower we-the-people to create the metaverse as opposed to a centralized entity like facebook;
  • The future of gaming.

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Episode 69 – The SEC Versus the Cryptocurrency Industry

Episode 69 – The SEC Versus the Cryptocurrency Industry

August 16, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright and guest Nick Morgan of ICAN, a nonprofit public interest law firm representing parties who cannot afford counsel in precedent setting Securities and Exchange Commission matters impacting barriers to entry to capital markets, discuss fighting back against regulatory overreach and why ruling by enforcement in the cryptocurrency industry could backfire on the Commission. Highlights include:

  • How uncontested settled lawsuits form unfair rules and discourage innovation;
  • Why protection in the form of prohibition favors the establishment;
  • How the SEC is making alternative investments more out of reach;
  • How narrowing the accredited investor rule harms underserved communities the most;
  • How the SEC’s case against Ripple could transform the cryptocurrency regulatory landscape;
  • What the SEC’s Insider Trading Case against Coinbase may reveal about security clarification.

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Episode 68 – Blockchain Bringing Truth to Economics

Episode 68 – Blockchain Bringing Truth to Economics

August 1, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright and guest Stefan Rust, CEO of Laguna Labs, the development arm of Truflation, a blockchain-based inflation dashboard possessing a more accurate, real-time inflation gauge, discuss everything from today’s real inflation number to the rise of metaverse real estate to why Ethereum is becoming more and more valuable to which blockchains are poised for the most growth based on developer activity to how blockchain has accelerated the pace of capital formation. Highlights include:

  • How blockchain is being used to calculate the true inflation rate;
  • Why government economic data is outmoded and inaccurate;
  • Why Keynesian economics is becoming obsolete;
  • The importance of incorporating metaverse real estate data into traditional real estate indices;
  • How Ethereum’s imminent merge will impact the crypto markets;
  • How having a diversity of blockchains will impact the development of Web3;
  • How gas fees bring about innovation;
  • Why those who don’t embrace innovation, cling to regulation;
  • Why community could ultimately supersede regulation.

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Episode 67 – DAO-ifying the Economy

Episode 67 – DAO-ifying the Economy

July 25, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright and guests Josh Hudson and John Goldscmidt, co-leads at CryptoMondays and DAO experts, discuss Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), how DOAs may impact the future of corporate structure and what that could mean for innovation, traditional finance and the economy. Highlights include:

  • What exactly is a DAO;
  • Some of the more high profile DAOs;
  • DAO governance for corporations;
  • Implications of Wyoming’s DOA legislation;
  • How DAOs may foster the growth of Web3;
  • The importance of community in Web3;
  • Community as an investment metric;
  • How DAOs epitomize Satoshi Nakamoto’s Proof of Work concept;
  • How tokens are used to incentivize and compensate DAO members.

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Episode 66 – The Current State of Blockchain Venture and Public Cryptocurrency Investing

Episode 66 – The Current State of Blockchain Venture and Public Cryptocurrency Investing

July 18, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright and guest Matthew Le Merle, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Blockchain Coinvestors, the highest performing blockchain venture fund of funds, discuss the current state of blockchain venture and public cryptocurrency investing. Highlights include:

  • Why Matt is as optimistic about the future of crypto today as he was when he was on the show in December;
  • Private blockchain valuations versus public crypto valuations;
  • The substantial increase in the number of blockchain enterprise unicorns;
  • Why now is a great time to be allocating capital to blockchain enterprises;
  • The industries being disrupted by blockchain innovation;
  • Why the digitalization of commerce is the next shoe to drop;
  • How much of the recent cryptocurrency market turmoil is due to fundamentals versus other factors;
  • Will today’s social media companies be displaced by decentralized media?

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Episode 65 – The Many Ways that Blockchain will Improve the Healthcare System

Episode 65 – The Many Ways that Blockchain will Improve the Healthcare System

July 4, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest Michael Dershem, Founder and CEO at MAPay, LLC, discuss the many ways that blockchain is transforming healthcare and how individuals can participate in that transformation. Discussion highlights include:

  • Blockchain use cases in healthcare;
  • How blockchain provides a higher level of care;
  • How blockchain can help ensure that more people are able to access healthcare;
  • How blockchain will change the way healthcare is paid for;
  • How patients will use blockchain to monetize their healthcare data;
  • How Bermuda has become a working sandbox for blockchain projects;
  • How blockchain-based healthcare may impact HIPAA laws;
  • Why insurance companies will see value in blockchain healthcare.

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Episode 64 – The Health of Cryptocurrencies, Small Businesses and Today’s Economy

Episode 64 – The Health of Cryptocurrencies, Small Businesses and Today’s Economy

June 27, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest Uday Patel, owner of Flavor Juicery, Dara’s favorite local health food stomping ground, discuss healthy living, why crypto will never die, and how small businesses are surviving this challenging economy. Discussion highlights include:

  • How cryptocurrencies improve our financial health;
  • Going cashless;
  • The future of loyalty programs;
  • Supply chain challenges;
  • Staggering wholesale inflation figures;
  • Why the Great-Resignation will soon become the Great Second-Job era;
  • Advice to lawmakers from a small business owner;
  • Why zero is the hero.

 

Episode 63 – Why Every Company will be Doing Business in the Metaverse

Episode 63 – Why Every Company will be Doing Business in the Metaverse

June 20, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest James Hattem, NFT Director & business developer at The Bugatti Group Inc, discuss how the metaverse will be used by merchants and manufacturers to innovate, increase profits, and even help save the environment. Highlights include:

  • Ways in which the metaverse fosters innovation and streamlines costs;
  • Why business metaverse adoption is coming faster than expected;
  • How the metaverse can turn every corporation into an ESG company;
  • How the metaverse is democratizing opportunities for fashion designers and customers;
  • The future of physical retail stores.
Episode 62 – Welcome to the Phygital World

Episode 62 – Welcome to the Phygital World

May 28, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest Will Knecht, Chairman of Wendell August Forge, America’s oldest and largest, crafting hand-wrought ornamental metalware and elegant giftware since 1923, discuss the emergent phygital world and what it means to businesses, investors and generational gaps. Highlights include:

  • When physical meets digital - a look into the emergent phygital world;
  • How NFTs bridge the generational divide;
  • How digital gifting enhances our lives and why all the “cool grandmas” are doing it;
  • How the metaverse brings finance and gifting together;
  • Will NFTs become the greatest portfolio diversifier in the history of mankind?

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Episode 61 – How Crypto Can Help Save the Environment

Episode 61 – How Crypto Can Help Save the Environment

May 21, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest, Phil Rickard, founder & CEO of Nature’s Vault, a blockchain-based ESG finance platform designed to accelerate the funding of impact investments combating climate change and ecosystem damage, discuss how tokenization can be used to save the environment. Highlights include:

  • Bridging the cryptocurrency and ESG investing worlds;
  • Using Crypto to prevent the release of carbon emissions from the activities of the mining industry:
  • Capitalizing on Natural Capital via tokenization;
  • The Legacy Token and other Gold-linked cryptocurrencies.

This podcast was just ranked by Feedspot as one of the top 80 cryptocurrency podcasts on the planet!

Episode 60 – To Play is to Earn

Episode 60 – To Play is to Earn

May 14, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest, Michael Rubinelli, Chief Gaming Officer of Wax Studios, a leading blockchain gaming company, discuss the significance of play-2-earn (P2E) economics. Highlights include:

  • Monetizing one’s time with P2E;
  • The benefits of financial gamification that everyone should be talking about;
  • Using gaming to improve financial literacy rates in the US;
  • Building a portfolio of different gaming assets;
  • Look no further than NFTs and gaming for non-correlated assets.

This podcast was just ranked by Feedspot as one of the top 80 cryptocurrency podcasts on the planet!

Episode 59 – How Conventional Banks are Adapting to Decentralized Finance

Episode 59 – How Conventional Banks are Adapting to Decentralized Finance

May 7, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guests, Christopher McGregor and Wolfgang Decker, co-founders of Vesto, a comprehensive, multi-token protocol for decentralized financial services, discuss how conventional banks are adapting to decentralized finance. Highlights include:

  • The regulatory advantages that Wyoming offers;
  • Why have traditional banks been so slow to adapt to DeFi;
  • How conventional banks are entering the DeFi space;
  • Minimal-risk DeFi products for banking clients;
  • How DeFi products compare to traditional banking products in terms of yield and risk;
  • Insuring DeFi products;
  • Can insurance foster the growth of DeFi in 401(k) plans?

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Episode 58 – The Implications of Where Americans Turn to for Financial Advice

Episode 58 – The Implications of Where Americans Turn to for Financial Advice

April 25, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest, Blake Kannady, Chief Product Officer of intelliflo, a provider of solutions that power the financial advisory experience, discuss where today’s investors are receiving financial advice and what that means for financial advisors and markets at large. Highlights include:

  • The surprising places Americans are turn to for financial advice;
  • Barriers preventing people from seeking advice from financial professionals;
  • Ways to democratize access to financial advice;
  • Generational similarities and differences when it comes to seeking financial guidance;
  • The growth of educational resources for financial advisors;
  • Why fintech and wealthtech are the new cool;
  • Passion investing without sacrificing diversification.
Episode 57 – Why Financial Institutions went from Toe Dipping to Diving into Crypto Waters

Episode 57 – Why Financial Institutions went from Toe Dipping to Diving into Crypto Waters

April 10, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guests, Alex Blum and Nate Cox of Two Prime, provider of Digital Asset and Derivative Strategy management, discuss the impressive risk-adjusted returns that have been driving institutions to digital assets and why 2022 will be a momentous year for institutional adoption. Highlights include:  

  • Managing cryptocurrency risk and enhancing returns using delta exposure and derivatives;
  • How institutions can be adding 10 to 15% to their crypto portfolios;
  • How stablecoin yield portfolios compare to corporate bonds in terms of APY and risk;
  • The importance of digital asset exposure in today’s uncertain economic climate;
  • Why we may now be witnessing the decorrelation of crypto;
  • The next big wave of liquidity after institutional investor adoption is on its way in the form of corporate treasury management;
  • The recommended allocation of cryptocurrencies for corporate treasuries, institutions and family offices;
  • How the Department of Labor’s recent guidance on cryptocurrencies will impact the retirement industry;
  • How education turns risk into opportunity;
  • Why Ethereum is becoming the next logical step for institutional investors.

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Episode 56 - How the Geopolitical Implications of Cryptocurrencies Affect Investment Strategy

Episode 56 - How the Geopolitical Implications of Cryptocurrencies Affect Investment Strategy

April 3, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest, John Sarson, CEO of Sarson Funds, explore the geopolitical implications of blockchain and cryptocurrencies and what it could mean to your investment strategy. Highlights include:

  • How much of the recent cryptocurrency rally was attributed to the recent Executive Order and how much of it was due to bitcoin behaving much more like a safe haven in these times of global uncertainty;
  • Why Russia’s use of bitcoin to evade sanctions could cause an even more calamitous collapse in the Russian currency;
  • How economically freezing out the Canadian truck drivers demonstrates that not all digital wallets are created equal;
  • How to protect crypto assets from government overreach;
  • Some of the advantages of programmable money;
  • In a world where digital assets underpin fiat currencies, why the main cryptocurrency reserve could be something other than bitcoin;
  • Why institutional investors are drawn to ETH (hint: it has something to do with the 300,000+ applications and businesses being built on the Ethereum network).

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Episode 55 - How DeFi Creates Yield AND Social Impact

Episode 55 - How DeFi Creates Yield AND Social Impact

March 29, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest Michael Kisselgof, co-founder of the Popcorn Network, discuss new ways to generate yield on cryptoassets while, at the same time, creating real world impact. Highlights include:

  • How Decentralized Finance is becoming more impact driven;
  • Surprising statistic regarding bitcoin’s energy usage;
  • How DeFi is making the world a more intelligent and safer place to live;
  • The important role that DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations) played during COVID;
  • The Whitepaper Paper Factor – how they inspire endless innovation.

 

Episode 54 – Ways to Legally Capitalize on Web 3.0, NFTs & the Metaverse

Episode 54 – Ways to Legally Capitalize on Web 3.0, NFTs & the Metaverse

March 21, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest Ian Corzine, a leading social media attorney on the cutting edge of digital innovation, discuss what every investor needs to know about legally capitalizing on Web 3.0, NFTs and the metaverse. Discussion highlights include:

  • What are NFT Utility Tokens and why they will be more popular than NFT art;
  • How NFTs are being used as an investment portfolio diversifier in an uncertain economy;
  • Why every business will eventually set up shop in the metaverse;
  • The real value in virtual land;
  • Why the SEC will never find most NFTs to be securities;
  • Ways people and businesses can utilize the metaverse and web 3.0 right now;
  • Why Ian predicts that the websites of today will become the metaverses of tomorrow;
  • What people need to know about trademarks and copyrights in the metaverse;
  • How the metaverse will cancel the current trend of being canceled.

 

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Episode 53 – How NFTs Are Democratizing the Entertainment Industry

Episode 53 – How NFTs Are Democratizing the Entertainment Industry

March 14, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest, Jake Fraser, head of business development for Mogul Productions, an innovative NFT marketplace for the entertainment industry, discuss how tokenization and NFTs are democratizing the entertainment industry. Highlights include:

  • How cinema may change as the crowd gets creative control;
  • Get ready for Red Carpet events in the metaverse;
  • Film merchandising in a blockchain centric world;
  • How how NFTs generate ancillary revenue for the entertainment industry;
  • The concept of unlocking and why is it shaping up to be the next big innovation in NFTs.
Episode 52 – Enabling the Merits of Crypto While Mitigating the Risks

Episode 52 – Enabling the Merits of Crypto While Mitigating the Risks

March 7, 2022

In this episode, DWealthMuse host Dara Albright, and guest Chen Arad, COO & Co-Founder of Solidus Labs, a venture-backed surveillance and risk-monitoring technology firm, that tracks, alerts and helps protect major crypto exchanges and their customers against market manipulation, discuss ways of enabling the merits of crypto while mitigating the risks. Discussion highlights include:

  • How digital asset businesses can operate with less risk, increased transparency, and stronger credibility;
  • The efforts of The Crypto Market Integrity Coalition (CMIC) to enable a safer crypto ecosystem;
  • Chen’s take why the SEC has approved a bitcoin futures ETF but not a spot ETF;
  • Why the SEC may be closer to approving a bitcoin spot ETF;
  • How Machine Learning creates an entirely new regulatory playbook;
  • Preparing for the shift from identify-based to behavioral-based risk management;
  • The great decentralization versus centralization debate – where is the greater risk?

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