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Thrilled to launch Long Reads Live tonight - a weekly riff w/ the smartest, most interesting people I can find about the ideas shaping crypto. For this kickoff episode, my co-host is @Travis_Kling and we'll be joined by @katherineykwu & @myles_snider /1
2/ With so much going on, you can expect a pretty fire show. I anticipate we'll get into:

+Market manipulation in all its beautiful forms
+Regulatory intrigue
+Bitmain IPO #s and interpretation
+Viral dynamics and crypto-native equity

and maybe...the Tether Target?
3/ Big thanks to all the podcasters, creators and curators out there who produce so much great thinking. Special ups to @theonevortex whose weekly The Bitcoin News Show was a definite inspiration.…

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On Monday I was joined by @travis_kling, @katherineykwu @myles_snider for the first ever Long Reads Live and riffing on market manipulation, regulatory uncertainty and weaponizing narratives. /1
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1/ Long Reads Sunday #14. Daaaamn crypto, you really went for it. This was a week full of big announcements, market manipulation, regulatory enforcement, and a dash of various other assorted intrigue. Strap in, folks, it’s long reads time.
2/ One LRS note. Last week I announced that we’re taking this conversation off Twitter and into the realm of live. Well, it’s happening this MONDAY ~7pm EST. My first guest co-host will be @Travis_Kling and I couldn’t be more excited. More guests TBA soon.…
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3/ Unsurprisingly, more than a few people were like “WTF Mate?”
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