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Decentralization Starts LOCALLY with Niko Lapelusa (OG 023)
1st July 2022 • The Oto Gomes Crypto Show • Oto Gomes
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“If you’re not expressing, you’re stagnating” 

Niko Lapelusa’s desire to transform negativity and share his wisdom made him wildly popular on TikTok. He brings the heat in this EPIC episode, blending spiritual insights with practical embodiment methods. We dive into Niko’s story, including how a shamanic retreat led to a purple pill moment, what deeper truths he uncovered via his Jiu-Jitsu practice, and how NFTs can be used for restoring the native bison population. Niko has a truly holistic outlook on the world, and offers a perspective on decentralization that transcends just the financial element and speaks to the soul! 


  • [03:44] How a shamanic retreat led to Niko’s “purple pill” moment.
  • [08:02] Why movement, creative pursuits, and community pulled Niko through his hardest times.
  • [12:30] What deeper truths martial arts and Jiu-Jitsu has taught Niko about reality.
  • [18:01] How a cancer diagnosis fueled a desire for Niko to transform negativity into positivity.
  • [20:01] What videos helped Niko blow up on TikTok.
  • [25:28] How desperate energy inherently pushes others away.
  • [26:29] Why did Niko create an NFT project called “Bison Restoration”?
  • [31:09] How can we decentralize our food systems for a healthier, more abundant world?
  • [36:30] Why do we need to acknowledge the system is rigged and create sovereign systems!
  • [42:56] How transparent leadership helps build community.
  • [47:25] Why decentralizing at the local level is the most powerful move we can make. 

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