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Chris Burniske

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156 - Investing in Waves with Chris Burniske


✨ DEBRIEF | Unpacking the episode: https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/debrief-chris-burniske ------ ✨ COLLECTIBLES | Collect this episode: https://collectibles.bankless.com/mint ------ Chris Burniske is Co-Founder of Placeholder VC, author of “Crypto-Assets,” and mentor to both David and Ryan. This is Chris’s third appearance on Bankless. He was first on three years ago for episode #20! Investing in waves. Are we talking about surfing? Are we talking about capital deployment? The answer is yes. In today’s episode, Chris unpacks why he uses the term “trashy” to describe many 2022 projects (and their founders), why crypto is like surfing and how you catch a good wave, his rules for staying sober during bull and bear markets (hint: don’t fall in love with your coconuts), and finally his bull case for Solana. ------ 📣 Crypto Tax Calculator | Free Crypto Tax Calculator https://bankless.cc/CTCpodcast ------ 🚀 JOIN BANKLESS PREMIUM: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/subscribe ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 🐙KRAKEN | MOST-TRUSTED CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/kraken 🦄UNISWAP | ON-CHAIN MARKETPLACE https://bankless.cc/uniswap ⚖️ ARBITRUM | SCALING ETHEREUM https://bankless.cc/Arbitrum 🚁 EARNIFI | CLAIM YOUR UNCLAIMED AIRDROPS https://bankless.cc/earnifi ------ Topics Covered 0:00 Intro 6:46 Crypto Assets 12:43 Right 2 Years Later 16:00 Wrong 2 Years Later 19:35 What Makes a Project Trashy 22:12 Psychological Perspective 26:33 Thesis Driven 30:00 Super Cycle Narratives 37:20 Market Timing & Advice (NFA) 47:25 Bull Market Indicators 54:30 Is the Bottom In? 57:53 What Ends the Bear Market? 1:01:17 The Crypto Repeat Story 1:08:00 BTC vs. ETH vs. SOL 1:18:54 The Solana Pitch 1:29:34 How to Approach Solana 1:36:51 Predicting SOL Value Accruel 1:41:35 The Solana Opportunity 1:46:18 Is Crypto a Net Good? 1:52:22 Action Items & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Chris Burniske https://twitter.com/cburniske The Ethereum Opportunity https://youtu.be/oG3CUT9kziE Electric Capital Developer Report https://github.com/electric-capital/developer-reports/blob/master/dev_report_2022.pdf ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://www.bankless.com/disclosures 

1hr 41mins

30 Jan 2023

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S3E23: Can You Price Carbon with Crypto?—w/ Chris Burniske of Placeholder VC

Reversing Climate Change

Nori lives at the intersection of climate and crypto, attempting to build a global commodities market for carbon removal on the blockchain. And while we’ve discussed carbon removal at length on the podcast, we’ve spent less time exploring how one might use crypto to determine a reference price for carbon. So, what does Nori look like under the hood? How can we use the blockchain as a tool to get the world’s atmospheric carbon balance back to 300 parts per million? Chris Burniske is Partner at Placeholder VC, a venture capital firm that invests in decentralized networks and Web3 services, including Filecoin, Polkadot, and Nori. On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Chris joins Ross and Nori CEO Paul Gambill to explain what differentiates our market-based system for valuing CO2 from other climatetech projects. Chris and Paul discuss the potential to build a world of complex financial instruments around Nori and describe what market mechanisms one might use to create depth around the pricing of carbon-backed assets. Listen in to understand how Nori might evolve to become a DAO and learn what distinguishes our approach from companies making advanced market commitments to carbon removal. Connect with Nori Purchase Nori Carbon Removals Nori's website Nori on Twitter Join Nori's Discord to hang out with other fans of the podcast and Nori Check out our other podcast, Carbon Removal Newsroom Carbon Removal Memes on Twitter Carbon Removal Memes on Instagram Resources Placeholder VC Chris on Twitter WeatherXM Vera The Gold Standard Frontier Group Uniswap ‘Isomorphism in DAO Governance’ by Mario Laul--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reversingclimatechange/support


20 Sep 2022

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Cobie and Chris Burniske on How to Navigate a Crypto Bear Market - Ep.355


Cobie, co-founder of Lido and UpOnlyTv, and Chris Burniske, partner at Placeholder Ventures, talk about surviving a crypto bear market, the Terra collapse, lessons they’ve learned from their mistakes, and much more. Show highlights: whether Chris and Cobie think crypto is in a bear market why Chris says these are the times to buy what effect the Terra debacle will have on the crypto industry why Chris was expecting UST to blow up why Chris thinks there is going to be another massive liquidation event whether an algo stablecoin could work why bear markets are sometimes a good thing how USDT was stress tested and proved its resilience how macro is affecting the crypto space and what the role of the Fed is when will we see the bottom of this bear market how meme coins are the symptoms of a broken system why this crypto cycle is different whether regulations are helping VCs rather than the retail investors why risky assets are the ones that could increase 10,000x  whether the future of crypto is multichain or not how developers signal what ecosystem is going to win in the next expansion cycle whether Cobie thinks staking is dying how Chris judges market bottoms and tops what lessons Cobie and Chris have learned from their mistakes what innovations will catalyze the next bull cycle what needs to happen in the future for crypto to succeed Thank you to our sponsors! Crypto.com: https://crypto.onelink.me/J9Lg/unconfirmedcardearnfeb2021Cross River Bank: https://crossriver.com/cryptoBeefy Finance: https://beefy.finance Episode Links Cobie Twitter: https://twitter.com/cobie UpOnlyTv: https://uponly.tv/ Substack: https://cobie.substack.com/ L1 trading: https://cobie.substack.com/p/trading-the-metagame?s=r Death of staking: https://cobie.substack.com/p/apecoin-and-the-death-of-staking?s=r Token unlocks: https://cobie.substack.com/p/on-the-meme-of-market-caps-and-unlocks?s=r Cycle Tweets: Why “the next cycle” reasoning scares him https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1524965475813568512 What projects will survive the bear https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1469253171885318146 His call to “buy” on March 12 2020 https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1238282793244860417 Which VCs will win https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1515667977118826500 Chris Burniske LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/burniske/ Twitter https://twitter.com/cburniske Previous Unchained episode https://unchainedpodcast.com/chris-burniske-a-blank-slate-of-state/ https://unchainedpodcast.com/chris-burniske-of-placeholder-on-the-downsides-of-icos/ https://unchainedpodcast.com/want-to-diversify-your-portfolio-try-bitcoin-say-arks-chris-burniske-and-coinbases-adam-white/ https://unchainedpodcast.com/how-to-value-a-crypto-asset/ Cycle Tweets Feb 2022 bear call https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1495468570708426754 March 2022 bear call https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1523021991619428352 November 2021 top call https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1457884538806308868 DCA advice https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1525906152881459200 https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1500593438433021952 What could knock the market further down https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1525157945079496705 https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1524260987787902978 2017 ATH calls https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1524838447784947712 https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1524524188366635008 Trying to time the bottom https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1523573129431240710 Chris x Cobie Luna https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1524280637431164929 Feeling sorry for people who have lost $ https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1524267901456248832 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 28mins

24 May 2022

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Chris Burniske - Lessons for a Fair Fundraise, OrcaPod Ep #6


In our 6th episode, our co-founder Ori (@oritheorca) welcomes Placeholder Partner Chris Burniske (@cburniske) onto the show to talk about what they’ve each learned about how to structure a fair, human-centered fundraise. 


1 Nov 2021

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82 - Investing in the Future | Cathie Wood, Chris Burniske, Yassine Elmandjra


Cathie Wood is Founder, CEO and CIO of Ark Invest, the investment management firm specializing in disruptive sectors. Yassine Elmandjra is an analyst at Ark, and Chris Burniske is the former blockchain lead at Ark and is now a partner at Placeholder VC. We’re incredibly excited to bring Cathie on the podcast for her industry-leading insights and perspective on the innovative investing space. The thesis is simple: invest in the future. As a society, we are entering a new age of exponential and unprecedented growth, afforded by compounding technological advancements and a turning point of innovation. Ark Invest is poised to capitalize on these opportunities and has eyed cryptoassets as an important vehicle for this substantial, societal change. Dive in and learn about Wright’s Law, managing haters, Ark’s thoughts on the triple point asset, and DeFi. ✨ GET THE EXCLUSIVE DEBRIEF ✨ https://shows.banklesshq.com/p/exclusive-debrief-investing-in-the ------ 🚀 SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/  🎙️ SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST: http://podcast.banklesshq.com/  🎖 CLAIM YOUR BADGE: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-guide-2-using-the-bankless-badge  ------ BANKLESS SPONSOR TOOLS: 💰 GEMINI | FIAT & CRYPTO EXCHANGE https://bankless.cc/go-gemini 🔀 BALANCER | EXCHANGE & POOL ASSETS https://bankless.cc/balancer 👻 AAVE | LEND & BORROW ASSETS https://bankless.cc/aave 🦄 UNISWAP | DECENTRALIZED FUNDING http://bankless.cc/uniswap ------ Topics Covered: 0:00 Intro 7:42 Cathie, Chris, and Yassine 12:00 Investing in the Future 17:57 Wright’s Law & Retail 22:02 Fear of Change 28:17 Ark and Bitcoin 38:19 Ether and Ethereum 47:12 NFTs 49:28 Triple Point Asset 55:55 Yield, Banks, and Regulation 1:03:24 ETH’s Risk Free Rate 1:06:35 Fintech & DeFi Mullet 1:16:50 DeFi and AI 1:26:07 Regulatory Limits 1:33:53 Crypto’s Challenges 1:41:46 Closing & Disclaimers ------ Resources: Cathie on Twitter https://twitter.com/CathieDWood?s=20  Chris On Twitter https://twitter.com/cburniske?s=20  Yassine on Twitter https://twitter.com/yassineARK?s=20  Episode with Chris https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/-ethereum-opportunity-chris-burniske  Cryptoassets https://www.amazon.com/Cryptoassets-Innovative-Investors-Bitcoin-Beyond/dp/1260026671 ----- Not financial or tax advice. This channel is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions. This video is not tax advice. Talk to your accountant. Do your own research. Disclosure. From time-to-time I may add links in this newsletter to products I use. I may receive commission if you make a purchase through one of these links. Additionally, the Bankless writers hold crypto assets. See our investment disclosures here: https://newsletter.banklesshq.com/p/bankless-disclosures 

1hr 42mins

13 Sep 2021

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Chris Burniske on the Original Sins of Crypto


Chris Burniske is a co-founder of Placeholder, a New York venture firm that specializes in cryptoassets, and co-author of the book, Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond. He joins us to talk about crypto's past, and the implications that has for its future.–––LUKKALukka Prime is crypto asset pricing data aligned to accounting standards like GAAP and IFRS. Lukka Prime Pricing Data is the pricing source used by S&P Dow Jones Indices’ for their new cryptocurrency indices. Lukka Prime is the world’s first fair market value pricing source for crypto assets and the best option for all post-trade reporting needs. Visit lukka.tech/empire to learn more.–––Get unparalleled access to the greatest minds in macro at Blockworks’ three day, executive summit in Bretton Woods. August 11 - 13. Apply to attend today!https://blockworks.co/brettonwoods/empire---Empire is brought to you by Blockworks, a financial media brand delivering breaking news and premium insights about digital assets to millions of investors. For more content like Empire, visit http://blockworks.co/podcasts.Follow me on Twitter @JasonYanowitz and let me know what you thought of the show!

1hr 23mins

8 Jul 2021

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20 - The Ethereum Opportunity | Chris Burniske


Episode: #20 July 6, 2020 We sit down in this episode with Chris Burniske to talk about crypto, DeFi, and the Ethereum opportunity. Why are we here? How will crypto make the world better? Where are we going next? Oh...and is ETH money? Chris has the incredible ability to drill deep into intricate analysis one moment then zoom out across history to tell us what is means for the future of humanity. Enjoy this conversation with our favorite crypto analyst-philosopher. We cover: Evolution of token valuations Fixing the inequality of capital Is DeFi a better system for the world? Balancer as a case study Have his views on governance changed? Tribalism! The reason we're here Going west toward the Infinite Whitespace The Ethereum opportunity! Bullish ETH? Chris's next book Join us next Monday for a fresh episode! ----- Tools from our sponsors to go bankless: Rocket Dollar - tax shelter your crypto ($50 w/ "BANKLESS") Ramp - the fiat onramp for DeFi (mention Bankless!) Monolith - holy grail of bankless Visa cards Aave - money lego for lending & borrowing ----- Resources discussed: Read our favorite writings by Chris: A Superior Financial System The Likely Fate of Ethereum Killers Protocols As Minimally Extractive Coordinators Value Capture & Quantification: Cryptocapital vs Cryptocommodities Cryptonetworks Are Not Companies Follow Chris on Twitter Listen to Chris Read "A Blank State of Slate" Check out Crypto Assets Book ----- Episode Actions: Read our favorite articles from Chris (see above) Listen to episode 4 on ETH as a Triple Point Asset Subscribe to State of the Nation on YouTube! Also...subscribe to Bankless YouTube to watch State of the Nation every Tuesday. ----- Chris Burniske is a partner at Placeholder, a New York venture firm that invests in decentralized information networks. Prior to Placeholder, he co-authored, Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond, and spearheaded ARK Investment Management’s crypto efforts, including its 2015 bitcoin investment. His commentary has been featured on national media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, and Bloomberg. Twitter @cburniske. ----- Subscribe to podcast on iTunes | Spotify | YouTube | RSS Feed Leave a review on iTunes Share the episode with someone you know! ----- Don't stop at the podcast! Subscribe to the Bankless newsletter program Watch Bankless shows and tutorials on YouTube Visit official Bankless website for resources Follow Bankless on Twitter Follow Ryan on Twitter Follow David on Twitter ----- Not financial or tax advice. This podcast is strictly educational and is not investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any assets or to make any financial decisions.  Do your own research.

1hr 51mins

6 Jul 2020

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Chris Burniske - Crypto In The Context of COVID + DCR In Collateral Economies

Decred In Depth

Interview location : Hawaii  Interview date : Tuesday 28th April, 2020 Company : Place Holder Role : Managing Partner Placeholder is a crypto venture capital partnership based in New York City with over $150 million in committed capital under management. Placeholder believes cryptonetworks will change the structure of global markets to counteract global inequality by decentralizing access to data, wealth and power. https://www.placeholder.vc If you enjoy Decred in Depth you can help support the show by : - Subscribing - Share the show and episodes with your family and friends Decred is an autonomous digital currency. With a hybrid consensus system, it is built to be a decentralized, sustainable, and self-ruling currency where stakeholders make the rules.  Join the Decred community! Decred:  https://decred.org Twitter:  https://twitter.com/decredproject Reddit:  https://www.reddit.com/r/decred Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/decredproject


1 May 2020

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Chris Burniske: A Blank Slate of State - Ep.163


In this essay, Chris Burniske of Placeholder Capital talks about what kind of world crypto entrepreneurs are creating and want to be creating with the systems they build. He talks about different kinds of values, the dangers of only pursuing market values, and why crypto has a unique opportunity now to recalibrate those market values and incorporate more of the societal virtues we hold dear. Then he dives into which values he hopes to imbue into crypto networks and how that informs his thinking as a VC in the space. Thank you to our sponsors!  CipherTrace: https://ciphertrace.com Crypto.com: https://crypto.com/ Kraken: https://www.kraken.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


17 Mar 2020

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Chris Burniske, Partner at Placeholder

Messari's Unqualified Opinions

Ryan interviews Chris Burniske, a partner at Placeholder.-----This episode is sponsored by Voyager, a fast and 100% commission-free app that lets you trade more than 20 top cryptocurrencies. Sign up at investvoyager.com/messari to earn $25 in free Bitcoin when you download the Voyager iOS app and create an account.-----If you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your colleagues & friends, rate, review, and subscribe.This podcast is presented by BlockWorks Group. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at: https://www.blockworksgroup.io

1hr 13mins

26 Sep 2019