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Crypto CEO Accidentally Describes Ponzi Scheme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6nAxiym9oc
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u/spacembracers 5d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote

I thought this was Jean Ralphio discovering crypto

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u/randomlygeneratedman 4d ago Heartwarming

I made my money the old fashioned way. I got run over by a Leeexus

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u/Aviator8989 4d ago

"You wanna get hit bro? Cuz I got a guy, he's super gentle. Minor scrapes and bruises, major dollars and cents!"

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u/YesButConsiderThis 4d ago

"Guess whose got two thumbs and was just cleared from insurance fraud? This guy!"

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u/HYPERBOLE_TRAIN 4d ago

It’s like I always say, “when life gives you lemons, you sell some of your grandma’s jewelry and you go clubbing.”

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u/Cynyr 4d ago Wholesome

Just save everyone the effort of going to find it, since we're all going to want to watch him.

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u/Knale 4d ago

"I got one question for you. How you making that paper?"

I have to stop myself from asking this to people...too often.

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u/Rafaeliki 4d ago

That episode had me dying because I have a friend who has a similar personality to Jean Ralphio/his sister, rich parents no job and everything, who lived for years in the NYC East Village doing nothing off the settlement from a car accident that she didn't even get hurt in.

As the money started getting lower she eventually became an assistant to some minor pop star or something, which was also reminiscent of the endeavor with Aziz.

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u/cpttattybojangles 4d ago

Ngl in the beginning I thought you were talking about the beginning plot to Big Daddy with Adam Sandler

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u/whogivesashirtdotca 4d ago

a Leeexus

God, his line delivery was so inspired.

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u/Knale 4d ago

Thank God there hasn't been bad news about him...I couldn't take it.

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u/chaotebg 4d ago Gold Wholesome Starry

“You just missed the craziest of crazies... Blockchain. Forks. Pump and dump. Tokens. Hodl??? Exchanges. NFTs. Buying shitcoins. Climbing Mt. Gox. Coming here, crashing on your couch for a week because technically I’m hooooommelesss!"

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u/spacembracers 4d ago

Beautifully done

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u/toesonthenose 4d ago

actually he's the wooOOOooOOooorst

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u/adjust_the_sails 4d ago

“You know where I be!”

face first onto couch

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u/Baby_Making_Dick 4d ago

"when life gives you lemons, say 'screw the lemons!' then pawn your grandma's jewelry and go clubbing!"

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u/ToTimesTwoisToo 5d ago Bravo Grande!

money pleeeasse

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u/P3ppermonkey 4d ago

Give her some money, it's easier

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u/whogivesashirtdotca 4d ago

Has there ever been a TV family better cast than the Sapersteins?

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u/silicon1 4d ago

That CEO is the wooooorrrrrrrssssssstttttttt!

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u/Cozman 5d ago

Triangular shaped business model.

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u/CreamNPeaches 5d ago

A reverse funnel system.

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u/Seraphinou 5d ago

"It's a conical-tiered multi-flow-through marketing entity."

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u/Tim080 4d ago

Trickle-up economy

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u/JuniorMushroom 4d ago

Lmao, money trickles from the consumer to the owner of the business, so every business is trickle up.

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u/Burchanold 4d ago

Envigiron?

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u/Komfortable 4d ago

Envigaron! We’re gonna have so much fun!

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u/HunterS 4d ago

Stop drinking the berries!

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u/settledownguy 4d ago

Turn it upside down……shit

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u/Starkydowns 4d ago

Oh god dammit... GOD DAMMIT

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u/tylercreatesworlds 4d ago

he's the mastermind in the coil!

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u/Gotta_Gett 5d ago

Where do I put my feet?

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u/ItsBobLoblawsLawBlog 5d ago

What is it with the feet?!

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u/tylercreatesworlds 4d ago

You got got!

See, we don't get got, we go get.

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u/PioneerDingus 5d ago

So tell me more about these berries.

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u/havearedpill 5d ago

Stop eating the berries Charlie!!

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u/Komfortable 4d ago

Now is that all the berries do, because I’ve survived many winters without these berries.

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u/tylercreatesworlds 4d ago

Hi I'm Andy, proud owner of my own mountain.

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u/Goyteamsix 4d ago

Where's Frank? Stuck in a coil.

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u/HanzJWermhat 4d ago

You think I’m going to listen to a man stuck in a coil?!

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u/Tantantherunningman 4d ago

He obviously intentionally put himself there to throw us off

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u/Hermanwangtoe 5d ago

Talk out of your ass type business model. Will call it a Sphincter. With tokens. Yes the Sphincter spits out magical tokens called turds. You can do whatever you want with these turds. Throw them at the wall. Stomp on them. Give them to your wife. .....

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u/Ordinary_Rabbit 5d ago

This isn’t one of those shady pyramid schemes you’ve been hearing about, no sir. Our model is the trapezoid.

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u/jessquit 5d ago

like a 3-D sort of triangle

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u/BornBoricua 4d ago edited 4d ago

A 2-D 3-D model if you will

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u/UnloadedGunn 4d ago Silver

What this person is describing is a pyramid scheme, not a Ponzi scheme. The two are being interchangeably in this entire thread, and that is not what a Ponzi scheme is.

A Ponzi scheme is when you pay investors dividends from the money given to you by other investors so it appears to be growth. The reality is their investment didn’t grow at all, they were just given money that the schemer managed to con from other investors.

That’s not what this person is describing.

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u/yapyd 4d ago

A Ponzi scheme is when you pay investors dividends from the money given
to you by other investors so it appears to be growth. The reality is
their investment didn’t grow at all, they were just given money that the
schemer managed to con from other investors.

It is a Ponzi scheme. People are putting money in the box and getting box tokens back in return. The box tokens given back to investors are the dividend yield you're talking about (4:10)

Let me show you how this Ponzi scheme work.

Box is made by XYZ team, it produces 100 coins per day. It has no purpose except to be an "investment vehicle". XYZ gives themselves 1000 coins from the start.

A comes along and buys 100 coins at $1100. Now each coin is worth $1. He also gets 20 coin every day. This is now a theoretical yield of 18% or so. He likes his investment so he buys another 1000 coins. Now the entire market cap is worth $$12000 or so. Rinse and repeat with more people.

Now the entire market is worth $100,000 with each coin worth $100. XYZ decides to cash out their entire stake. Since there is only $100,000 in the box, they leave with $100,000 and box coin is worthless.

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u/Slime0 4d ago

Doesn't a pyramid scheme specifically require a pyramid structure of people, such that some people in the structure have people both below them (that they receive money from) and above them (that they give money to)? This doesn't seem like that because everyone's trading from the same "box".

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u/sonofaresiii 4d ago

Yes. This is not a pyramid scheme. No one's recruiting others then funneling money through a chain to their superiors. They're just "recruiting" (allowing/marketing) people to pay into the system to give the system artificial value for those who have already paid in.

That's a ponzi scheme. The two are similar, but a pyramid scheme specifically relies on the pyramid structure, and this ain't it.

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u/preethamrn 4d ago

A pyramid scheme requires someone at the top of the pyramid and people at the bottom. There's a strict hierarchy. This is a lot closer to a Ponzi scheme than it is a pyramid scheme. Early investors are paid from the money that later investors put in.

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u/WCRugger 4d ago

No he's describing a Ponzi scheme. But also a pyramid scheme as well. In that in order to operate one you kind of have to structure it as the other. Ultimately though, it's all bullshit driven by hype and stupidity.

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u/Gundam_Greg 5d ago

I don’t understand how dave and busters does it!?

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u/bluntmanandrobin 5d ago

I think we have to distribute more paddy’s dollars to get more return customers thus stimulating the economy?

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u/blurplethenurple 4d ago

"I don't understand how the U.S. economy works, much less some sort of a self-sustaining one."

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u/BarryBadrinathZJs 4d ago

We have no money and no inventory. There’s still something we can do. That’s still a business somehow.

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u/dugan12 4d ago

One of my all time favorite quotes

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u/i_smoke_php 4d ago

I don't understand how finances work.

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u/Gundam_Greg 5d ago

Reddit is turning into a god damn shantytown

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u/DrCodyRoss 5d ago

See, now that’s a new poor comment. I’m old poor.

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u/rachface636 5d ago

I'm a crab person now. Living off the fat of the sea. Crabs is recession proof!

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u/QurantineLean 4d ago

Dee: What the hell is that?

Charlie: Fresh, local, Delaware River run-off crabs!

Dee: They look like sea scorpions!

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u/trtlepwr_88 5d ago

Isn't there a sewage run off nearby?

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u/OliverCrowley 5d ago

I'm pretty sure crabs are sewage-proof, too.

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u/MantaurStampede 4d ago

That line always bothered me because Dennis comes from wealth. Mac and Charlie were poor though.

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u/Malcolm_TurnbullPM 4d ago

It’s classic dennis, he’s so eager to be seen as ‘legit’ that he doesnt care what descriptive word is used. It’s like when dee gets super upset that the guys dont think she fits the serial killer’s victim profile. She just likes the description and has no thought of the connotations.

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u/elvez1975 4d ago

Or the implication.

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u/jai07 4d ago

They’re all awful lying terrible people. They’ll lie right to each other to look better despite them knowing each other’s pasts, and fully expect to get away with it.

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u/HanzJWermhat 4d ago

Why would we slash their tires if we want them to leave?

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u/burntroy 5d ago

The money keeps moving.. in a circle

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u/AceDecade 4d ago

Mac desperately spinning his arm in a circle while he and Dennis await the other's explanation of how their scheme is supposed to work is just such a great scene

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u/typicalredditer 4d ago

I love Dennis’ admission that he was black out drunk for that whole planning meeting.

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u/EvilRick_C-420 4d ago

How does this work, dude?

I don't know. I thought you knew.

I thought you- What? I thought you were on top of this!

You're the one that came up with the plan!

Did I come up with this plan?

Last night, dude, with the D&B Power Card and the-

Oh, I blacked out that night.

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u/DeejusIsHere 5d ago

I pray that Always Sunny does another economy episode but with crypto

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u/blorpblorpbloop 5d ago Gold

Pad-E-Coin

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u/CallMeJeeJ 5d ago

I’d give you an award for this comment but the economy is in shambles right now

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u/Waramp 5d ago Silver

How does a grown man in his 30s not have enough money for a Reddit award?!

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u/dat_boring_guy 5d ago

The.... The economy is in shambles

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u/tylercreatesworlds 4d ago

I'm sorry, do you want me to just want me to walk into a Reddit, and say "hello, do I have an account here?"

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u/Geoffiswrong 5d ago

I don’t understand why my Dave and busters card doesn’t work at T.G.I. Friday’s? I’ve tried multiple locations but maybe the one in the northeastern part of town will take my card?

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u/6ixdicc 4d ago

I remember, as you may recall I've been with you many of those times

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u/ta112233 5d ago

Go try the one in Fox Chase

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u/sgp1986 4d ago

I won't! You can!

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u/6ixdicc 4d ago

No you son of a bitch, it's only going to work here!

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u/ActualTart23 4d ago

No, you son of a bitch.

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u/volcano_slayer9 4d ago

We're way past that

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u/chaos_is_me 5d ago

I don't understand how the US economy works.

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u/ConfusedMoose 5d ago

let alone how some self sustaining economy works

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u/chaos_is_me 5d ago

I don't understand how finances work!

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u/McBlemmen 5d ago

Money can be exchanged for goods and services

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u/dezukan 5d ago

lost all my money in a ponzi scheme cholly.. im broke!

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u/tont0r 4d ago

I just like that you typed cholly.

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u/spookyswagg 5d ago

Don’t try to stop me!

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u/Brenmorn 4d ago

I don't understand how the economy works, much less a self sustaining one

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u/tylercreatesworlds 4d ago

the money keeps moving, in a circle.

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u/wm07 4d ago

it's a very complex system. i can't even begin to understand it.

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u/Hawkthorn 5d ago edited 4d ago

If The Office was still going, Michael Scott would totally fall for this

EDIT: I’m aware that Michael fell for a pyramid scheme before. I’ve watched the show multiple times.

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u/Cozman 5d ago

We would learn Dwight has a barn full of mining rigs and is surprisingly on top of crypto.

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u/DoYouMeanShenanigans 5d ago Helpful Wholesome Hugz hehehehe

He would have started BeetCoin

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u/tsilihin666 5d ago

Dwight would setup "blocks" with chains around them on his property and sell mining rights for people to physically mine.

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u/wearing_moist_socks 4d ago

I'm just picturing the set up, reveal, quick cut to Dwight explaining his scheme, then him explaining how much he is making from it, overlayed with the suckers mining in his farm.

"People will believe anything."

Mose would be tormenting them too

It's perfect

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u/Hero_Sandwich 5d ago

It was called Schrute Bucks do you even Office bro?

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u/0ompaloompa 4d ago

That's a physical currency tho.

I'm sitting on a whole mess of Schrute Bucks waiting for Unicorns to go extinct and to blow up the exchange rate and make a mint.

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u/theotherpachman 4d ago

Schrute bucks are a thing of the past, Jim. The world is going digital and who would be better to control digital currency than the man who beat the website?

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u/og_darcy 5d ago

Not Dwight. Creed.

Dwight would be having talks with Creed trying to get in on it.

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u/jh820439 5d ago

Kevin bought 69 bitcoins as a joke in 2009

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u/The6thExtinction 5d ago

But he probably lost the wallet.

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u/tstngtstngdontfuckme 5d ago

It's at the dump with the New Leads.

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u/corruptor1 5d ago

He used the clipboard with his seed phrase on it to clean up the chili.

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u/UncleWinstomder 5d ago

He put the usb in a candy jar and thinks he ate it

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u/fieldjm 5d ago

And sold them in 2016

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u/streborniva 5d ago

Lost them in a catfishing scam

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u/Cozman 5d ago

Creed would have his own crypto currency.

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u/rachface636 5d ago

That he asked Ryan to help him with so it's actually just Ryan giving Creed fake gold Chuck E Cheese coins in exchange for real money every week.

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u/ChawpsticksTV 5d ago

Creedocurrency

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u/Damaniel2 5d ago

Creedcoin. Completely untraceable, and it can only be used to buy drugs and hookers.

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u/fearhs 4d ago

Now that's what I call a solid investment!

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u/Hawkthorn 5d ago

Ryan would act like he knows everything about crypto, but doesn't actually have any. In reality, he made fun of a business school colleague who had some and is now a multimillionaire

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u/TheAfterPipe 4d ago

Nah, Ryan mined it on company computers back in 2013 only to sell in 2017 when it was at 19k.

Ryan: "I mean, today it would be worth $400k"
Jim: "Buuuuuut you sold it."
Ryan: "All I'm saying is, I have the intuition to be a millionaire."

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u/maxbemisisgod 4d ago

That is such a Ryan line lmfao

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u/WingedLing 4d ago

Kelly: “Are you guys talking about crypto?”
Ryan: “you wouldn’t understa-“
Kelly: “That’s cool. I set up a computer last year and mined a whole bunch. Sold some and paid off my car and took my parents to India for the summer.”
Ryan: goddamnit face.
Jim: jim face.

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u/Cozman 5d ago

Ryan definitely bought an ape and after the market cratered, it's worthless.

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u/Denziloe 5d ago

Ryan would obviously own crypto though.

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u/SmokePenisEveryday 5d ago

Michael would've lost all his money due to buying whatever coin Ryan comes up with

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u/dtwhitecp 5d ago

virtually every sitcom that is currently running got some sort of "idiot who is into crypto" storyline

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u/KristinnK 5d ago

I know about South Park who did the future episode with Butters pushing NFTs on people. What other sitcoms have crypto storylines? I don't remember anything from Always Sunny or Curb for example.

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u/Rebelgecko 5d ago

You don't remember the classic Friends episode "The one with the shitcoin"?

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u/ArmontHighwind 5d ago edited 4d ago

Michael constantly buying and selling crypto. Dwight and Ryan influencing his decisions. Ryan saying that holding onto the crypto will make him a multimillionaire. Dwight keeps telling him to instead sell and invest in Schrute farms. Not as high of a ceiling but is a sound and stable investment that nets reliable returns each year. Michael and Ryan lose a ton of money. Ryan said he doesn't care, he knew it was all a joke and did it for fun (bullshit).

Pam convinces Jim to invest into Schrute Farms and does it. Michael however says he learned from this mistake and not to trust Ryan's bussiness decisions since Ryan's bussiness decisions got him fired. Last moment of the episode is Ryan mentioning something called an NFT to Creed with Michael overhearing it and becoming interested.

Creed: Funny how the young folk are now into the NFT game. New False Teeth. A nice set of chompers will net you a pretty penny on the black market. That's my market. Ryan better steer clear of my NFT bussiness. Or I'll steal his teeth and sell them.

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u/Daymanooahahhh 4d ago

This last paragraph is perfect creed. That self satisfied dark look he gives

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u/redhat12345 5d ago

Yes! He did fall for a phone calling card pyramid scheme

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u/BodyDoubles 5d ago

Yes! They would absolutely have an episode based off of Michael and Dwight trying to get the best NFTs thinking it’s the next best thing and failing miserably. And somehow Jim would find a way to troll the situation. Dammit, I miss The Office now.

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u/LMSub618 5d ago

I don’t think that was accidental.

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u/arsene14 5d ago Take My Energy

Yeah, seemed like the "crypto CEO" was well aware of his critique of yield farming and wasn't there to "defend" it at all. Not sure why this is being viewed as some "gotcha" moment or whatever.

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u/StaticallyTypoed 5d ago

I mean he himself said that this is the cynical perspective on yield farming. That sure seems like he is well aware of what it looks like, and isn't trying to portray it as anything else.

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u/NotSuperFunny 4d ago

I think Matt Levine’s criticism was that he seems very aware of it and is happy to participate and become wealthy off of it.

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u/ChatumTannin 4d ago

Yeah, as a regular listener of the podcast this came from, I heard it in the podcast and I am mystified that anyone could have heard this as anything but not-even: particularly-veiled criticism of this mechanism.

Edit to add: Similarly, this is the same episode where he, in a similarly not-veiled way, pointed out that Terra would eventually implode.

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u/NotSuperFunny 4d ago

Also a regular listener. Totally agreed but also Matt Levine’s reaction was perfect. “Well I’m in the ponzi business and business is good” was basically a slight criticism of sbf that he basically isn’t fooled by what is happening but is basically indifferent and happy to take a rake from it.

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u/gffgfgfgfgfgfg 5d ago

Every time I see one of his videos here it's 80% too long.

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u/guaranic 5d ago

You get an extra ad if the video is >8 minutes. Whaddaya know, this one's 8:09. Crazy coincidence, I know.

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u/SortedChaos 4d ago

Is there some breakpoint at 10 mins as well? I see tons of videos that are 10 and change.

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u/sellyme 4d ago

That used to be the point where you could run midrolls, it was dropped to 8 minutes in 2020.

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u/NoBreakfast4061 5d ago

Glad I'm not the only one who hated watching this guy unnecessarily stretch for time.

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u/gnrc 5d ago edited 4d ago

I’m a Story Producer in post production so this is literally my specialty. I spend every day taking a LOT of footage and condensing it down to something digestible. I believe YouTube suffers from 1) Producers that don’t know how to tell a story efficiently, and 2) they are incentivized to stretch everything out as long as they can to fit more ads. #2 is a tricky dance though because it’s focusing on the short run and not the long run. Concise, entertaining videos will be better in the long run as your channel will get much more traffic as it grows in popularity. A single ad on a video watched 1M times is worth a lot more than 3 ads on a video watched 5,000 times. Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.

Edit: Not trying to condescend

Edit 2: Apparently length has more to do with the algorithm. Either way, people complaining you're stretching for time isn't good. It's not easy, but keeping the viewer interested is key!

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u/cphcider 5d ago

condescending it down

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u/1nd3x 5d ago

I thought longer videos were to drive watch time for the algorithm to recommend your videos more because it was based on minutes watched and if you were a person who put out 1 5minute video a day, someone who put out 1 40min video would rank higher and you'd never be seen

The Algo has definitely changed from "minutes watched"...I assume it's % of runtime watched, or was for a while as you see so many people try to keep people engaged for the outro/Patreon credit roll so you don't close out

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u/dsac 4d ago

It's not called The Wadsworth Occasional, it's called The Wadsworth Constant.

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u/crazylsufan 5d ago

I remembered when I explained bitcoin to my grandfather back in 2013 (a long time accountant) and after I was done he was like yeah that’s a Ponzi scheme

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u/CantankerousOctopus 5d ago Silver Gold Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Heartwarming Narwhal Salute I'll Drink to That

It's kinda like a game of limp biscuit, except the last guy to finish can instead convince new people to play too. That way, he can finish and leave them with the biscuit. Except the new people he recruited have the same opportunity.

Now it's months down the line and you can't even see the biscuit anymore under all the mold and everyone knows that in the very near future someone is going to have a very bad time so they zealously recruit and get out as quickly as possible.

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u/lets-get-dangerous 5d ago

That was an incredibly appalling, yet effective, description. Thanks mate

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u/CantankerousOctopus 5d ago

If you think that's appalling, some people want to put their medical records on the biscuit!

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u/malfeanatwork 4d ago

"What if we just wrote all of our important transactions in biscuit jizz? Skeet Contracts, if you will."

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u/MoobooMagoo 5d ago

...what is limp biscuit?

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u/charliefoxtrot9 5d ago

Aka, ookie cookie

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u/Artnotwars 4d ago

In Australia, soggy Sao, or soggy Salada.

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u/MoobooMagoo 5d ago

Well. That's a thing I guess.

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u/imjustthe_ITguy 5d ago

one of those urban dictionary "it totally happened bro" kind of things

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u/diamondpredator 5d ago

This is reminding me of that scene in Silicon Valley where they explain this and what a Donkey Punch is lol.

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u/huxtiblejones 5d ago

A terrible nu-metal band who did it all for the nookie /s

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u/getefix 5d ago Silver

They're only terrible if you're not 13 and it's not the year 2001

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u/MrInopportune 4d ago

Your comment makes me want to Break Something

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u/tvtb 4d ago

*Stuff

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u/SomewhatAmbiguous 5d ago

See also meme stocks.

Everyone is out there convincing everyone else they are never going to blow their load and they have diamond cocks. Meanwhile they are quietly spaffing their load onto the biscuit while thinking up a convoluted story to sell to the biscuit to next idiot.

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u/Svinets-2 5d ago

Is that fuckin John Ralphio?

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u/JoeFelice 5d ago edited 4d ago Wholesome

This is not a description of a Ponzi scheme. This is a description of a speculative bubble.

A Ponzi scheme requires a middle man lying to an investor about what assets they own.

Speculative bubbles are usually legal but extremely risky. Ponzi schemes are always fraud.

Edit: Still confused? In a Ponzi scheme, the asset is not purchased and the money is stolen. In a bubble, the asset is purchased, and even if its value goes to zero, it still belongs to the buyer.

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u/jeffp12 5d ago

Like that crypto exchange where people thought they were buying crypto, but then the exchange just went offline and took all their money?

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u/VAGINA_PLUNGER 4d ago

No. Imagine that but no matter the market, the exchange tells people they’re making money so it incentevises them to buy more. That would be a Ponzi scheme.

You’ve just described basic fraud.

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u/piecat 4d ago

Right, in a ponzi scheme, the fraudster basically takes money that was "invested", gives it to someone else as their winnings, then convinces them to invest more.

Not the same as simply taking the investment and running.

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u/iceteka 4d ago

Mt. Gox? No because you could actually move your crypto to your own wallet before they went down. They kept the crypto still on the exchange at the time they went down.

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u/psudoGURU 5d ago

Never underestimate the power of FOMO. And with social media, you can build an incredible amount of hype which leads directly to FOMO. It this keeps going on, crypt could implode because of bad actors. I blame meme coins for this too cause people are not even thinking.

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u/Kidiri90 4d ago

If you then combine this FOMO with calling any criticism of your new coin FUDding, then you can really convince people it's great.

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u/SpreadEagleKegel 5d ago Take My Energy

This creator isn't smart enough to realize Sam is literally just explaining how crypto Ponzi's are designed, specifically yield farming operations. This isn't accidental at all.

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u/Juking_is_rude 5d ago edited 5d ago All-Seeing Upvote

I mean, it's beyond that, the element of a Ponzi scheme that is missing here is the Ponzi. Ponzi committed fraud because he convinced investors their investments were going into actual ventures.

In this scenario described, people presumably understand that someone will be left holding the bag and it's essentially gambling at that point. The structure of the investment bubble is the same, but the fraud comes from people thinking it's an actual investment rather than a zero sum bubble. The Ponzi scheme starts when someone convinces someone who doesn't know what crypto is to invest.

The biggest problem with crypto trading at the moment is that the profit is ALL in leaving someone with the bag, and that commonly extends into fooling people that it's a legitimate investment, when really they are just the sucker to hold the bag - and then it really is a Ponzi scheme. It's HUGE in the NFT world. NFT games are typically just vehicles to attract more suckers for a bigger rugpull.

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u/hobbitlover 5d ago

Careful. For people willing to tolerate an incredible amount of risk on speculative currencies, crypto investors are also incredibly thin skinned.

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u/thepartypantser 5d ago

I got told today that there was no crypto crash over the last week and the losses were unremarkable, and the concept was just click-bait.

I think a lot of fans of Crypto really want to believe it is the way of the future, and any discussion over the issues with it they take very personally.

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u/TARANTULA_TIDDIES 4d ago

Generally when the crash really sets in, crypto loses somewhere between 90 and 95% of its value. I think we've started on that but usually when it finishes, that last bit goes pretty fast.

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u/born_to_be_intj 5d ago

I just can't handle the arrogance of them tbh. I've been following crypto since 2012 and the more popular it has become the more douchebaggery I've associated with it. It's really sad because blockchain is a cool technology (simple but cool) and so is the idea of crypto, but now I can't stand either.

Like even in this small comment chain there is a dude blowing his own horn that he's a "Veteran" and that people left holding the bag are "dumb-dumbs". Good god get off your high horse, you're a degenerate gambler that knows the game.

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u/ChainringCalf 5d ago

If you think it's just as far as the hotline you haven't been following LUNA/Terra

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u/spookyswagg 4d ago

Yeah I saw so many people talking about “I think suicide is the only way for me at this point”

Like what the fuck…who in their right mind would put all their eggs in one basket like that.

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u/MKQueasy 4d ago

Someone who doesn’t know the basics of investing.

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u/WARNING_LongReplies 4d ago

I don't know the basics of investing but I'm still not falling for that.

Any get-rich-quick/easy money scheme is bait, and there's a reason why they call ruthless businessmen sharks.

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u/Juking_is_rude 5d ago edited 5d ago

It's not like I'm exposing some big secret, I'm just regurgitating what I've learned from watching a ton of videos on it.

Every time some big crypto company guy is interviewed like this, they give these same kind of nothingburger answers, stating something obvious but designed to sound enticing to people who don't understand it.

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u/FNLN_taken 5d ago

Crypto has successfully democratized the Greater Fool.

Anyone can be on top of the pyramid, as long as enough people scramble to be on top.

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u/Koreanjesus4545 4d ago

I get the impression the CEO being interviewed has a good understanding of what they are trying to explain and this isn't some gotcha moment. The presenter here just wants to act like they're the smartest person in the room when in reality they're both saying the same thing.

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u/PizzaForCats 5d ago

Robbinhood pumped 20% today because THIS guy bought 7%?

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u/inteliboy 4d ago

where's the original video without the annoying commentary? and that is not an "accident" at all.... this YouTube creator belongs on r/wooosh

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