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Jaime Rogozinski, Wallstreetbets’ founder, discusses Defi, NFTs and Crypto Regulation

The Founder of Wallstreetbets Jaime Rogozinski Discusses Defi, NFTs, and Crypto Regulation

In 2021, the subreddit forum r/wallstreetbets, also known as Wallstreetbets (WSB) became an extremely popular forum after the members played a major role in the Gamestop short squeeze escapade. Jaime Rogozinski, founder of WSB has recently been involved in a new decentralized finance project, Wallstreetbets Rogozinski spoke to News last week about the Wallstreetbets Dapp, and how traditional and cryptocurrency finance are merging.

Wallstreetbets Collides With Decentralized Finance

Just recently, News chatted with Jaime Rogozinski, the founder of the infamous Wallstreetbets forum. These days, Rogozinski is very focused on defi and the WSB founder is now behind a new defi project called the Wallstreetbets Dapp ( Rogozinski discussed the project with News in great detail, in order to give our readers some perspective of the decentralized app, exchange-traded portfolios (ETPs), non-fungible token (NFT) assets, and his thoughts about defi regulation. News (BCN): Can you tell our readers about the Wallsteetbets Dapp and how you got involved with the idea?

Jaime Rogozinski, JR: After the original idea to create a decentralized financial (defi), ecosystem was well-developed, I was invited to join. When they invited me, I wanted to add my own twist to the idea of combining crypto and regular equities. To attract people who are not only trading equities but are also realizing the many tools available via defi or blockchain technology.

The decentralized app (, what it does is create a trading ecosystem on a blockchain with defi. There are several components available now, and we’re always looking for ways to improve our product offerings. Socially-built exchange-traded portfolios are available. Community members can use the dapp to purchase tokens, and vote on the ETPs that they would like to create. They can decide what weight they would like to add to the ETP and how to rebalance it.

Members of the @WSBDapp community should use your powers to make and vote on an ETP that includes the latest stock picks by members of congress.

Can’t beat ’em, join ’em

— WallStreetBets.nft (@wallstreetbets) October 2, 2021

These ETPs can have a combination of regular equities, not only the U.S. stock exchange but really any stock exchange, as well as crypto-assets like bitcoin (BTC). The ETPs are minted and can be purchased by anyone, regardless of whether they are using the dapp or not.

Another product that we offer are single stocks. These are tokenized synthetic assets. You can purchase stocks such as Apple, Microsoft, and any other stock you desire. Individual stocks that trade 24/7 and they are available all over the world. Tokenized stocks are also available that aren’t synthetic. Someone buys the underlying share and passes on the voting rights, dividend rights and other rights to the user. That one will be trading 20 hours a day and seven days a week.

I’m going to drop 0.2 ETH tomorrow at 6pm ET to a random wallet holding a Diamond Hands raffle ticket.

Go to if you don’t already have one.

— WallStreetBets.nft (@wallstreetbets) October 1, 2021

We’ve launched a few ETPs, and we launched one this Week. It’s not meant to be an investment or an index fund. Instead, it’s intended to act as a hedge against macro-level factors like inflation.

BCN – Why do you think that there is a large influx of retail investors entering the traditional stock market and many others flocking to the crypto markets?

JR These trends have been around for a while. They’ve been pointing out the rapid growth in retail participation in the stock market and crypto for a long time. There were two catalysts that I believe accelerated this pre-existing trend. Coronavirus helped us get there faster than we expected.

They put everyone in quarantine, turned off any entertainment, sports, or whatever else, and people start looking for other things to do. They turned to the stock exchange, which was one of few options that they had.

The second catalyst, similar to what we saw earlier this year with Gamestop, placed the spotlight on Wallstreetbets, giving people the impression Wallstreetbets was where retail people can become involved in the stock market without any formal training.

I think that was a very inviting moment where it lifted the veil of sophistication and it showed, in a digestible entertaining manner, what it is like to participate in the stock market.

BCN – Some say that the stock market has burst. What do you think about this description?

JR We’ve been in an uptrend for like We’ve been in an uptrend for like 10-15 years, so I guess at some point stocks are going to go back down. It’s not a bubble, but there are a lot of people who are coming in with different amounts of money. At this point, I believe the market share has increased.

People have been claiming for years that the Fed is printing money, and that this is why stocks rise. It could be true, but the Fed is still printing money, and stocks continue to rise. It will continue to happen until it stops.

The same thing happens in crypto, I believe. It happens in cycles. We’ve had some bullish years followed by bearish years. Now, it seems like we are on a bull run. It’s hard to predict when exactly the cycle will switch. Although it’s difficult to predict when the cycle will switch, we do know it will. And it will rebound again.

WSB founder: “It’s Inevitable that Traditional Finance and Crypto Finance Merge ‘

BCN – Recently, the WSBdapp group released NFTs. Tell our readers more about the WSB NFTs

JR I was a traditional finance graduate so it was a natural decision to want to enter the NFTs. These things should be akin to membership tokens. These tokens can be purchased and given to people who want to access all the benefits of our ecosystem. Increased yield or liquidity, access and special rooms, additional airdrops, which were gonna go out with additional NFTs.

I heard someone planning to use the Diamond Hands NFT to propose, in lieu of a boomer engagement ring. Absolute boss move.

— WallStreetBets.nft (@wallstreetbets) October 2, 2021

This is my personal vision. However, the team I work with has their view on NFTs. They say that while we will put all that stuff there, they like the photos, profiles and artwork. We also want it to have artwork. It’s possible to buy it now, which is basically a raffle to lower gas prices for the Diamond Hands NFT. After they have purchased that, they will receive an airdrop with additional maps that we’ve created.

BCN – Are you familiar with crypto-assets such as bitcoin and blockchain before the massive growth of WSB?

JR I was aware that bitcoin existed when it first began. Later, I started to mine some coins and play with it. I found it difficult to get involved, so I decided to become more of an observer and hope that bitcoin would be accepted and mainstream. It did and the price began to rise. It becomes a regular asset, with supply and demand and the price being spit out in response.

I stopped paying attention to cryptocurrency for a while. I noticed that new coins were coming out, and I read some information about them. Then I realized this was a completely different protocol. They found ways to get around certain inefficiencies, and I didn’t realize how powerful the defi world was.

Even still when I tell people I’m doing things with defi, a non crypto person’s initial reaction is are you bullish bitcoin. These protocols can be used for more than just coins. My imagination is bursting with possibilities. It is also inevitable that traditional finance will merge with crypto finance. Already, we are seeing the two merge.

BCN – In recent years, regulators have been keen to promote decentralized finance. Are you positive that the U.S. regulators will be more supportive of defi?

JR It’s not clear. I would not use the phrase come down. It feels antagonistic and incongruous right now. I hope regulators are aware of defi, as it legitimizes it. It’s very difficult right now without a framework. Anyone who is involved in this endeavor takes a chance it might disappear or change.

I believe that the regulators are in the best interests of the public. We are well-equipped to regulate Wallstreetbets. We do everything we can to ensure compliance.

What do you think about the Wallstreetbets Dapp and our discussion with the WSB founder Jaime Rogozinski? Please comment below to let us know your thoughts on this topic.

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Locker Token, Euro Ice Hockey Champs Rogle BK To Hold In-Person NFT Events

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PRESS RELEASE. Locker token & Ice Hockey experts Rogle BK announced an In-Real-Life NFT (In-Real-Life) event at the Catena Arena, the home of European champions. This event will showcase NFTs as an innovative asset class and educate Rogle fans about how to use the blockchain to purchase their favorite player trading cards.

The event, due to take place on December 30th, will feature educational content, a free mint for the first 500 fans, and in-person interaction with cryptocurrency experts – The Nordic Whales.

About The Event

Rogle BK fans were the first fanbase able to mint their favourite players and in-game moments via the Locker sports NFT marketplace. With the Locker Token app, the team has the technology to create any NFTs desired by fans. The event was planned in line with the partnership to help blockchain enthusiasts make their first steps.

The event will be hosted and supported by local natives the Nordic Whales, who are located a mere 20 minutes from the stadium. Because they are close to the team, the AMA enthusiasts can provide educational content in English and Swedish.

The first 500 fans are in for a treat upon arrival after scanning the event QR code. This will provide them with a free mint, with a further 6500 being minted on the day that will be made available for purchase. The first 500 will be randomized in terms of rarity.

What is Locker Token?

Locker Token provides an ecosystem that allows athletes and sports teams to futureproof their offerings and monetize them through blockchain. It also connects fans and athletes via a unique asset type. After a successful contract migration, Locker’s ticker $LKT is now listed on CoinMarketCap.

Despite being a relatively new project, the ecosystem features a number of the worlds best Ice Hockey teams and players including; Rogle BK, Manchester Storm, and HC Bolzano. There are more Ice Hockey teams than other sports. The goal is to get each team’s fans to Locker and become engaged buyers and fans.

From a token perspective, the Ethereum price decline of late has dragged the price of $LKT with it due to the closely-connected nature of Locker as an ERC20 token. Despite the market downturn, the team has maintained its efforts to create and build new partnerships.

500 lucky fans will receive a free mint upon scanning a QR code.

About Rogle BK

RogleBK (Rogle Bandyklubb), is a professional Swedish ice hockey team based in Angelholm. The club has featured in the SHL most-recently since the 2015-16 season. Rogle has previously played in the SHL in 1992-1996, 2008-2010, and briefly in 2012-13.

The team is currently in a mixed season and are currently 9th in league standings. They are however on a two-game winning streak, with Adam Tambellini playing a big part in the team’s offensive play with 12 league goals to date.

Mint Rogle BK NFTs today via the Locker Token app for iOS and Android.

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Financie Begin to Prepare for the IEO of Entertainment DAO Project “SUPER SAPIENSS” Led by Yukihiko Tsutsumi and Katsuyuki Motorolahiro

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PRESS RELEASE. “SUPER SAPIENSS NFT” Public-Sale on December 24.

Financie, Inc. (headquarters, Tokyo; CEO, Hironao Kunimitsu; hereinafter “Financie”) has commenced to prepare for the IEO (*1) of the entertainment DAO project “SUPER SAPIENSS”. Additionally, “SUPER SAPIENSS NFT” will start a public sale from 24rd December, 6 am(EST) available for anyone.



Financie has launched the IEO support business in July 2022 to expand the “community-driven” creator economy. Financie will assist the entity/group in developing and creating the token economy. They will analyze and clarify the risks from the point-of-view of accounting and tax (*2) and prepare the applications to handle newly-issued crypto assets. Financie has a partnership agreement already with Light Inc. for their IEO. They are currently in discussions to Angkor Tiger FC and Iganmu Tiger FC about their IEO.

“SUPER SAPIENSS” is an entertainment project initiated by three directors, Yukihiko Tsutsumi, Katsuyuki Motohiro, and Yuichi Sato, who lead the Japanese entertainment and film industry, and the producer Takeshi Moriya, known for “Midnight Swan” and other films, to carry out the entire process from creation of the original work to its visualization. Since the launch of the project on FiNANCiE in January 2022, it has been active with the co-creation community in the production of original videos and webtoons, and the NFT. Financie supports the issuance “SUPER SAPIENSS”, crypto assets token. This will allow “SUPER SAPIENSS” token economy to grow beyond FiNANCiE.

*1 IEO stands for “Initial Exchange Offering”. Token offerings can be made through exchange platforms. Before a sale is initiated, there are many checks and due diligence. Tokens can be used to raise funds and to create and strengthen communities.

*2 Financie does not provide professional advice based on the Lawyers Act, the Certified Public Tax Accountants Act, etc.

[(Outline of Public Sale)]

Target: Anyone can purchase on the Mint website (first-come-first-served basis)


2022/12/24 6 am ~ 2022/12/25 6 am (EST)

2022/12/24 11 am ~ 2022/12/25 11 am (GMT)

2022/12/24 3 am ~ 2022/12/25 3 am(PST)

Quantity: 500 + the amount not sold out in the Pre-Sale at the Minting site (no limit of mints / up to 5 mints at a time)

Payment method: ETH payment

Remarks: The management will keep the unsold items and use them for burn or future development to avoid selling pressure.

Purchase Page:

[(Comments from the producers)]

#Takeshi Moriya, SUPER SAPIENSS Producer

“I’m very excited to begin the preparations for IEO.

We have been engaged in various activities as SUPER SAPIENSS for about a year, and it has passed so fast.

Starting with the community creating onFiNANCiE platform, we organized and commenced actor auditions, the Japan tour of “SUPER SAPIENSS THE BEGINNING,” which is led by members of the community, and NFT and WebTOON, that is now being launched. Through such activities, we hope to create new entertainment opportunities.

In preparation for the IEO, we are considering various measures linked to the community tokens in FiNANCiE, and NFT holders, so that we can create an entertainment which everyone from all over the world can enjoy’.

#Hironao Kunimitsu, CEO, Financie, Inc.

“I believe the success of this SUPER SAPIENSS IEO will be very important for NFT’s future. We will try our best to achieve it.

As the one and only Web3 platform provider in Japan, Financie will continue to support the formation and expansion of the token ecosystem through its token-issuing crowdfunding service “FiNANCiE”, NFT business, and IEO support business, in order to achieve its corporate vision of “Empowering the next billion dreams”‘.

About Financie, Inc.

Financie, Inc. provides the businesses that support the formation of communities and ecosystems using tokens, including FiNANCiE, a token-issuing crowdfunding service that utilizes blockchain, NFT business, and IEO support business. Currently, more than 180 sports teams, entertainment projects, and individuals have issued/sold/operated their own tokens on FiNANCiE. Japan’s only Web3 platform, which supports the creation and expansion of token ecosystems in an integrated way, will be established.


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App: Google Play (Compatible OS: Android 6.0 and above)

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FTX-Hosted NFTs Show Broken Metadata, Issue Illuminates Flaws with NFTs Tied To Centralized Clouds

FTX-Hosted NFTs Point to Broken Metadata, Issue Illuminates Flaws With NFTs Tied to Centralized Clouds

On Wednesday non-fungible token supporters discovered that the NFT metadata hosted by FTX US pointed to broken metadata. The links now point to FTX’s restructuring website. The specific collections created on the Solana blockchain using the FTX USA NFT platform don’t show the NFT imagery. Also, the Coachella NFT marketplace listings have vanished.

FTX NFTs in the US Redirect Metadata to FTX Restructuring Page

This week, owners of FTX US-hosted NFTs discovered they cannot see their NFTs’ imagery or animations. NFTs derived from FTX US have broken metadata. The issue was discovered Wednesday by a number of NFT and crypto supporters.

“Oh look FTX hosted all the NFTs minted on their platform using a Web2 API and now all those NFTs have broken metadata, and the links go to a restructuring website,” the Twitter account jac0xb.sol wrote on Wednesday. Jac0xb.sol added:

There is a lesson to be learned here yet collections are still hosting metadata on [Amazon Web Services].

In addition to Jac0xb.sol, the Twitter profile @web3isgreat, an account that highlights Web3’s special moments, tweeted about the FTX US-hosted NFT issues as well. The Web3 is going just great Twitter account noted how the website shows zero listings.

FTX-Hosted NFTs Point to Broken Metadata, Issue Illuminates Flaws With NFTs Tied to Centralized Clouds
The Coachella NFT marketplace on Dec. 8, 2022, shows zero listings.

Further the account stated that the FTX US-tethered NFTs of the Coachella NFT Collection do appear as secondary market listings, but don’t show imagery or the metadata is broken. The company behind the music and arts festival, Coachella, partnered with FTX US in Feb. 2022.

FTX-Hosted NFTs Point to Broken Metadata, Issue Illuminates Flaws With NFTs Tied to Centralized Clouds
Coachella NFT listing hosted on on Dec. 8, 2022.

If a user visits and searches for NFTs based on the Coachella collection, the listings will display micro-images from the compilation’s artwork. However, when a user toggles to see the details of the actual listing, the NFT’s imagery is not shown.

Similarly, FTX US-based NFTs listed on Opensea show the images on the main sale page and even some of the details on individually listed NFTs still show the images, but there are many that do not or they show errors. The NFTs that are listed on Opensea show a floor value of around 100 ethereum (ETH) and Coachella NFTs listed on are listed for prices between 1-100 SOL per unit.

What do you think about the broken metadata issue tethered to FTX US-based NFTs? Please comment below to let us know your thoughts on this topic.

Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman, a journalist and financial tech expert living in Florida, is the News Lead at News. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. Redman is passionate about Bitcoin, open-source codes, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 6,000 articles for News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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