> Holding 1 btc doesn't elicit feelings or emotions the way that touching or owning something culturally significant does. I don't agree and as you suggest it's too early to tell yet. It was the world's first means of issuing, storing and sending money/property/value without a central institution. It's been referenced in many TV shows and movies. The new HBO show The Time Traveler's Wife being one I noticed recently. Superman 1 or Action Comics 1 don't provide a service anyway. They are just collectables. Bitcoin can be a collectable too but it has a network and a means of storing it.
Not all ‘profiting’ from tragedy is equal. I don’t think anybody is going to say that Full Metal Jacket , Apocalypse Now, HBO Chernobyl, Das boot, Sophie’s Choice are just exploiting their subject matter. Moreover, they actually reflect talent, unlike this random spaceman posed exactly like the falling man.
Calling nuclear energy “green energy” is breaking my brain. Like, I get it. I understand why we say that. But having just recently watched the Chernobyl series on HBO again, it sure didn’t look too “green”, lol. I’m torn on nuclear power. The argument is “it’s very safe”, but the effects on the environment when something catastrophic happens are, well, catastrophic. Therefore, the acceptable rate of failure should be ZERO … and yet, we’ve had multiple disastrous nuclear meltdowns over the years. Even if we continue, going forward, at the CURRENT RATE OF FAILURE, it’s very very bad.
Shrapnel [https://www.shrapnel.com/](https://www.shrapnel.com/) looks promising to me. A shooter with a studio based in Seattle and talent from Halo, CoD, Destiny, BioShock. Well funded and also backed by HBO with interesting concepts. No gameplay video yet, but it's aiming for AAA execution. Most NFT games are starting to move out of the cryptokitties, axie infinity garbage game phase and attempting to move towards f2p mobile and AAA gameplay and execution but not there yet.
One benefit of broader decentralization I think is that eventually we will be able to do away with a lot of server farms. The HBO show silicone valley touches on this. If we could decentralize the internet, then everyone’s phone or internet device could theoretically perform most of their own processing as well as part of everyone else’s. No one entity or group of organizations will “own” the processing power and therefore the traffic belongs to everybody using the internet. We’d probably end up spending more on personal electronics more frequently because of increased processing requirements shortening device lifetimes though
Digital universal currency will be different from digital assets. The use cases will be vast, but it’s like asking someone in the late 70’s/ early 80’s “whats the use case for the internet” and most people giving you an answer like search engines or databases without something like social media being on anybody’s minds for another couple decades. Digital ownership already exists, it’s just not actually yours most the time. Every time you buy a movie or a piece of music there is a license associated with it (that is non-transferable). This helps every distributer - Amazon, Netflix, HBO, Apple, but it severely limits the artist(s) ability to create for themselves. Digital property, digital property associated with physical property (something like old fashioned baseball cards + NFTs = virtually counterfeit/fraud proof) once the digital world is as much a part of peoples lives as the physical, blockchain ends up fixing things that are about identity and ownership in a digital space. Also some logistical supply chain issues, identity theft issues, voting issues. You can argue most products attempt to “create necessity that is not necessary” regardless of the decentralization aspect. Going to space is not necessary, teslas are not necessary, a new phone next year is not necessary, Netflix is not necessary, the ability to online shop is not necessary etc etc etc. It’s not so black and white that only currency is the only use case for blockchain. If that were the case ethereum would not be as strong as it is. Or even ATOM for that matter. Most financial systems are better on blockchain just for the fact that money can move at night, on weekends, and public holidays. And for anybody who deals with remittances. But blockchain is only just beginning on the use cases past currency. Sure there’s been a whole lot of flops, but there’s somewhere greater than 10 and probably less than 25 good use cases for blockchain.
.73 BTC= 22,000. 13k in AT&T, Boeing, HBO, and General Electric stock, i think about exiting the market every day. 45k in cash. Sitting close to an eighty thousand dollar net worth, I was work 100k before the December crash (bought at 48k a coin). I have zero debt and would say I’m doing pretty solid for someone who is under 25 years of age
LOL, how would this be devastating? Crypto didn't invite human nature in 2019. This could be assumed to occur in every category of human activity. The US government, the Catholic Church, the Disney corporation, HBO, Spain, the NFL, Wall Street, all are still standing. Some dude wants to play God and DM allegations around that can't be verified so will stay in the memory. Humans are cause. Humans can be good and can be bad. We can make them more good by focusing on the good.
Obviously cryptocurrency is full of scams, but if you can cut through the shit then there is one promising aspect as opposed to shares. I recently watched the “Gaming Wall St” HBO documentary and was shocked to find out about naked short selling, which is essentially when shares are created that don’t exist. This means a company may have 1000 shares for example, but there are 1,200 shares on the market. At least with reliable cryptocurrency you know that there will always be the exact right amount of coins due to blockchain technology. (After reading this back I just realised that “reliable cryptocurrency” is a good oxymoron lol)
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honestly i can't fucking wait for an HBO series on crypto and this fucking big brain and gigantic balls moves. Like Billions, but solely focused on crypto. In the last 12 months alone the amount of schemes is enough for at least 2 seasons
The primary issue is with licensing. Hulu in the end will be more successful than Neflix, that is because if content creator has a lot of power, they can up charge a fee for access to their library. HBO for example, but this is only successful for powerful content creators. Some powerful content creators just could pull everywhere and host on their own, if they think they could get away with it with greater profits. We are starting to already see some degree of decentralization by major content producers, but not in the consumers' best interest. The fall of Nexflix started many years ago, especially once they went from DVD to only subscriptions due to the differences in licensing. Also, further doom was spelled a year or so ago when they unexpectedly took out all the bonds. Due to licencing, I view that a decentralized could be harder than a kin decentralized pirated version, obviously not promoting the latter just illustrating a point. Another issue is bandwidth... I mean, if you were to do something like posted in the OP wouldn't it also be beneficial to allow third parties to make some type of hosting notes and get paid hosting commission? They can choose what 'content' to broadcast, and they would be rewarded with network fees. And people that use the content would be charged per use. This would greatly help decentralizing the network bandwidth issue. Due to licensing issues, should the nodes have blind control over content or visual active control? Many people what to pay a predictable flat fee for period of time, but that limits choices. But if that base rate could be compiled with a variable rate for premium content, that could prove to be successful. That THETA looks very interesting though. \#Stlmurph90
I've had Netflix since it was like $10/month and barely watch it as of recently. On the other hand, HBO Max is rolling. Netflix went for the "more quantity, less quality" approach and HBO Max went for the opposite. Now Netflix is paying the reach for their approach.
Netflix made more then one mistake. Raising prices is on top. Then producing some woke series that does not bode well with part of demografic. Lots of quality competition. They are not alone any more. Overall there are few shows that are really good and 80% is garbage. These are just few reasons for sub bleeding. Drop Netflix, take something else for 6 months, drop it and repeat. Personaly, HBO Max is 5€ for me ( promo untill you unsub, then 7€ to resub )
Nonsense. Remember when cable or Dish/Direct TV were the best options for decent video? It was ridiculously expensive for what was mostly shit channels with lots of commercials. Right now you can get Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and HBO Max for the same price(or even cheaper) as the shit cable package that only had a handful of decent channels.
tldr; The UK government announced plans to make the UK a global hub for investment and tech in crypto assets. US authorities confiscated $34 million worth of cryptocurrency that was allegedly made from selling illicit items and stolen accounts from online services, including HBO, Netflix and Uber. An NFT collection featuring ESPN magazine covers of Tom Brady was released in concert with a Tom Brady documentary series. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*
I don't get this. Buffett doesn't like bitcoin but he's not banging on about it every day like Elizabeth Warren, and he's has influence on policy. Why pick on a old bloke? Anyone who has seen the HBO documentary knows that Buffett comes across very well. The only issue I have with him is that he commented on something he doesn't understand. He's a genius at what he does, but him having a view on Bitcoin is like a legendary baseball coach having views on soccer tactics. They are two completely different games. But Thiel's attack on him is completely OTT. He should be venting his anger at the politicians.
tldr; The US Department of Justice and the US Attorney's Office of South Florida have seized $34 million in crypto assets from an unidentified man in Florida. The man allegedly conducted more than 100,000 sales on darknet markets, selling online account information tied to Netflix, HBO, and Uber accounts. The DOJ said it was "one of the largest cryptocurrency forfeiture actions ever filed by the United States." *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*
“We are still extremely early in crypto, even if you enter now,” CZ Binance remarked. I recommend that newbies learn how to use DYOR. A project's technology can really help it last a long period. They can also benefit from the partnerships they've formed. Brands including Marvel, HBO, Disney, and Sony have worked with Gamestar+. It is not too late to enter because they are still early.
Subscriptions and reservations. It enables reselling or transfer of things not known to be transferable. If I dont want the last month of my HBO subscription, as an NFT I can give it to my brother, for example. P.S.:I know nothing about NFTs but this is what I could come up with.
If Bill Maher asked you to explain crypto on HBO could you do it? He’s convinced no one knows how it works and talking shit about it about saying it a Ponzi scheme. Also says Russia will use it to avoid sanctions blah blah blah he knows even less than me. Obviously he’s just a talking head but It hurts to see celebs putting crypto on the spot in a bad way. I spend a lot of time here but still idk if I could explain cryoto in a way to give other people confidence, it’s just a little too complicated for most people and still under construction
Buenos Dias hermano! Just finished coffee and workout myself in Indiana. You’re right, of course. Why should we care? We don’t because crypto is the Gutenberg press/Tim Berner-Lee internet of our time. But if a platform like HBO can convince enough US citizens to adopt crypto as a national currency, then the rest of the world will follow, and that is the battle for crypto WON. Bill’s show is “the” progressive show here.
You are right about this. Disney, Marvel and HBO are now investors in crypto after their recent partnership with GameStar+. Lots of whales have identified the opportunities in this space and small fish like me is investing as well into crypto while I hope to be among the millionaires soon.
Historically there have been basically two paradigms for bringing consumer software into the world: 1. volunteer non-profit open source software development, like GNU/Linux 2. for profit closed source, like most of big tech There are some nuances and edge cases that defy both of these, but this covers like 98% of it (1) the non profit paradigm usually has “we respect your freedoms” on its side, but is chronically under-resourced, under-maintained, etc. Eg think about how many consumers run Linux vs. Windows or Mac (2) the for-profit paradigm, when even semi successful financially, is typically massively \*over-resourced\*. Each of the FANG firms have 10s of thousands of engineers, and the scenes from HBO Silicon Valley of some of them getting paid 6 figures to play hackey sack on the roof are very real. The problem is, they not uncommonly abuse their centralized positions, and become gatekeepers (google search), massive surveillance operations, rent-collectors (iOS App Store) etc. “don’t be evil” is gone. Mobilecoin is pretty remarkable because it has managed to somehow thread the needle to get the best of both paradigms… (1) well-resourced R&D to actually be able to achieve the very lofty goals of privacy-respecting, non-custodial digital cash that “just works”. But ALSO (2) totally open source, cryptographically verifiable that it’s following all the rules, and worst case forkable, all to ensure everyone else can trust the network to actually run fairly w/o corruption
tldr; HollywoodDAO is a decentralized autonomous organization for filmmaking. The DAO aims to raise between $2 million and $5 million through a token sale, which will be used to finance a single project. HollywoodDAO's founders expect incumbents like Netflix and HBO to embrace the decentralized upstarts. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*
tldr; Netflix has announced that it will produce a documentary about the $3.6 billion of allegedly stolen bitcoin. The documentary will be directed by Chris Smith, who worked on "Tiger King" and "The Greatest Party That Never Happened." Smith will executive produce alongside Nick Bilton, who produced HBO's documentary "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley" about Theranos. *This summary is auto generated by a bot and not meant to replace reading the original article. As always, DYOR.*
HBO has a 90min movie "KIMI". Not terribly deep but I found it entertaining. Crypto relation: there’s a scene where a character makes a payoff and when questioned about the weight of the envelop answers what sounds like ‘Coinbase’. Zoe Kravitz is a plus.
They took a really weird turn. They were so edgy and had so much to say about everything the whole history of the show. Then they make fun of China and move to HBO Max and they are done for a while. Then come back little by little with less and less edgy takes. Switch to Paramount or some shit… to me it seems like they are being punished by China and will never get back what they had. Now they are slanted left like everything else in the world. It used to be when they make fun of both sides the insults they had were actually biting to both sides, now they only ever bite the right hard. Which is still amusing but not in the same way as seeing the “tennis ball” travel all the way across the court before being returned. Felt more like the lefties are sitting at the net smashing it back over every time. Lame
I think its just a matter of placing the blame somewhere else. Everyone does it. I was at my significant others for Christmas and one uncle kept telling us how bad crypto mining is for the environment as he wrote down our password for HBO Max, y'know the service that takes literally a data center to run?
Look at RNDR. ITS GPU rendering of digital assets competing with the likes of Pixar’s system that they use and for a fraction of the cost. They have a boat load of partners already like HBO, Disney, maxon, marvel etc.
Right, cuz the war against torrents failed, thats why everyone uses torrents instead of paying for streaming services and Netflix, Spotify, HBO, disney+, apple tv, peacock, and all the others that make fucking ridiculous amounts of money. I used to used torrents and host seed servers. Now I pay for streaming like an adult. I hope crypto can find a common ground between being dumbed down and obscure.
Rant: People really think unaudited electronic voting machine software isn’t controlled? Get the fuck out of here. They’ll do whatever the fuck they want and they’ll print ballots or rig machines to get the desired results. Don’t believe me? Check out the doc Hacking Democracy - which they happened to take off HBO right when the election got fucky.
Considering I heard that the best choice was index funds from Warren Buffet AND John Oliver ( Last week tonight on HBO) it has to be good. My retirement option had 3-4 index funds available, I split it up to get some diversification.
Well no crap Netflix. That tends to happen after show #6,287 about Serial killers. Start producing better stuff, more legit movies, along with more good comedies (I know, hard given EVERYONE is offended these days) and you would keep growing. HBO MAX is kicking your ass right now because they’re actually trying.
I recently got HBO max and everything I watch so far has had a trailer for Euphoria season 2, so I decided to rewatch Season 1 in preparation for this new season. Previously I was not into this beautiful crypto world when I watched the first season, so I wasn't privy to the character Kat deciding to be a cam girl and getting paid in BTC instead of cash so that it was anonymous, but watching it now I'm super curious if BTC will play any role in season 2. As far as I can tell from Season 1 Kat didn't hold any of her BTC, which at that time BTC was at about $12,900 at its max, but instead cashed it all out at this sketchy mini-mart that is somehow run by an 11-year-old drug dealer with face tattoos named Ashtray. Ashtray also charged a 20% banking fee so for every $200 Kat was only getting $160. The kid was making some serious bank, but I'm wondering if this young crypto entrepreneur named Ashtray will be a crypto millionaire in season 2. It's been 2 years and BTC has more than quadrupled in value. Finger crossed Ashray is getting Lambo and Bitcoin tattoo for his 13th birthday.
Sometimes I think of this like Netflix. It was cool when it was the only one. And then Hulu or something became popular. And you think if it’s not on one platform it’s on the other, so now you have two. And now before we know it everyone has a fucking platform. They can’t all be important. They can’t all be special. To borrow a line from the incredible, “when we’re all special, no one’s special.” No we’re just watering it down, the crypto is what I mean. Everybody is great for some reason. Rather than using a few to do something you’re going to need a million different coins just to function, much like you might have Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, etc to watch whatever it is, because there no fucking way it could ever be on one platform. That would make too much sense.
Right but how many of you pay for each one? None I bet. Everyone shares accounts with family or friends and you only ever end up needing to pay for like 1 or maybe 2. I pay for HBO Max, I use my sisters Netflix, I use my phone plans Hulu or a friends Hulu. My sister also pays for Disney+ which I use. I pirate anything I want off of Paramount+ which isn’t a lot. I don’t use Peacock so it will die and The Office will come back to Netflix. Blockbuster is a household name. It’d fit into the circle of streaming services used
So for some reason I was watching the new beanie Baby documentary on HBO Max, and they had this: market bubble (noun) when an assets price surges to a level far above its retail value. [see also: Tulip Mania; dot com bubble; cryptocurrency] 😂 do the Beanie Baby people know something?