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Unveiling the Sci-Fi Spectacle: NextCypher's "Deathlands" Directed by Jonathan Frakes

Jeff Garzik's production company, NextCypher, has enlisted the talents of Star Trek's Jonathan Frakes to direct an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Deathlands. Frakes, known for his role as Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, brings his experience as a veteran director who has worked on TV shows like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Star Trek: Picard, and Leverage: Redemption to this project. Garzik expressed his excitement by stating that he was "incredibly humbled and blessed" to have Frakes on board. Key Points: Deathlands Adaptation: Based on a series of novels by James Axler and Jack Adrian, Deathlands follows a group of survivors navigating a post-apocalyptic world using teleportation technology. Garzik described the show as a blend of "Mad Max meets AI meets the monsters from Tremors." Refreshed Adaptation: Garzik highlighted that the TV series offers a modern take on the original post-Cold War, post-nuclear war scenario presented in

Exploring the Fusion of Mainstream Finance and Politics: A Week in Crypto

This week saw a fascinating intersection of mainstream finance and political forces attempting to embrace the crypto ethos following the dramatic conclusion of the Bitcoin ETF saga. Here's a breakdown of the key events:

Wall Street Embraces Crypto Culture

  • Franklin Templeton's digital assets team took over the company's Twitter account, aiming to infuse youthful energy after the successful launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs.
  • Van Eck, another Wall Street firm with its own spot Bitcoin ETF, engaged in a playful exchange with Franklin Templeton using trendy crypto lingo.
  • While some crypto enthusiasts found the interaction exciting, others viewed it as somewhat cringe-worthy.

Crypto in the Political Spotlight

  • In the Republican presidential primary, crypto advocate Vivek Ramaswamy dropped out of the race and endorsed front runner Donald Trump.
  • Ramaswamy's endorsement raised hopes among crypto advocates that Trump might adopt a pro-crypto stance. Ramaswamy even suggested banning the creation of a CBDC to Trump.
  • Trump's subsequent pledge in New Hampshire to never allow a CBDC in the US potentially signaled the influence of crypto allies like Ramaswamy in his inner circle.

The convergence of finance and politics with the crypto world this week underscores the growing significance of digital assets in mainstream conversations.

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