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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

Unveiling Donald Trump's Firm Stance Against US Central Bank Digital Currency

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has taken a firm stance against the creation of a U.S. central bank digital currency (CBDC) if reelected, labeling it as a "dangerous threat to freedom" during a campaign speech in New Hampshire. Trump's promise to shield Americans from potential government overreach was clear as he vowed, "as your President, I will never allow the creation of a central bank digital currency." This bold assertion underscores his belief that such a currency would grant the federal government unprecedented control over individuals' finances, warning that they could manipulate funds without detection. Trump's anti-CBDC position marks a shift from his previous crypto skepticism, signaling an attempt to court the pro-crypto constituency.

Trump's Stance on CBDCs

  • Trump declared CBDCs as a threat to freedom and vowed to prevent their introduction in the U.S.
  • He emphasized the potential dangers of a government-controlled digital currency, highlighting the risk of financial manipulation.

Support from Crypto Advocates

  • Former Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy endorsed Trump's anti-CBDC stance, opting to support Trump post-Iowa caucuses.
  • Trump's release of NFT collections, generating millions in Ethereum sales, further solidifies his connection to the crypto community.

Campaign Trail Dynamics

  • The debate around crypto and U.S. CBDCs has intensified on the campaign trail, with Trump's rival Ron DeSantis vowing to "end Biden's war on Bitcoin" and banning CBDCs in Florida.
  • DeSantis also announced that Florida would accept Bitcoin as payment for state taxes from businesses, showcasing a pro-crypto stance in the political arena.

Former President Trump's unequivocal rejection of a U.S. central bank digital currency underscores his commitment to safeguarding financial autonomy and privacy for American citizens. His alignment with the crypto community and opposition to CBDCs represent a strategic shift in his campaign narrative, tapping into the growing influence of digital assets in the political landscape.

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