The Bad Crypto Podcast

Technologists and crypto-enthusiasts Joel Comm and Travis Wright attempt to demystify the world of bitcoin, blockchain, litecoin, ethereum, alt-coins, token generation events, and ICOs in this podcast for cryptocurrency newbies.


  • Life on Bitcoin with Austin Craig

    Jun 08 2020

    The first year of marriage can be a time of wedded bliss. But what happens when one of the first things you do as a couple is commit to paying all your living expenses for 3 months only using Bitcoin? It might not sound daunting, but lets say the year is 2013.  Changes the picture just a bit, doesn’t it? That’s exactly what Austin Craig and his wife Beccy did. And they documented the whole process, creating a film titled Life on Bitcoin in the process.  Today we speak with...more

  • Has Altcoin Season Finally Arrived? Bad News #415

    Jun 06 2020

    As Bitcoin strives to find its new base of $10,000, altcoins are coming back to life. Is it possible that the long-awaited alt-season is finally upon us? Another possible Satoshi has surfaced. We’ll tell you who it is and why this could be the one. And Vitalik tells CZ that he needs to think bigger after CZ shared how cryptocurrency can be seen as protest money. We’ve got all the big news from the crypto world and a hint at some VERY big news within the Republic of Bad Cryptopia.&...more

  • Bitcoin and Beyond with Brock Pierce

    Jun 03 2020

    Bitcoin surged past $10,000 on Monday only to come crashing back down to $9400 on Tuesday. It’s what some refer to as the Bart Simpson chart. We just refer to it as another day in crypto. And on today’s show we welcome back Bitcoin OG Brock Pierce. We had the opportunity to chat with Brock at Virtual Blockchain Week and posed some interesting questions about the future of blockchain, cryptocurrency and decentralization. Sharif may not like it, but we’re about to Brock the Cas...more

  • Garbage Pail Kids Take Over the Blockchain

    Jun 01 2020

    Did you feel the ground shake? I’m not referencing the latest California earthquake. Those happen all the time. I’m talking about a little project that quietly launched a couple weeks ago which set the new standard for digital collectibles on blockchain. We’ve got names for those held responsible. Nasty Nick, Fryin’ Bryan, Kim Kong, Bony Joanie and Adam Bomb are just a few of the 82 now being held for questioning. If those names sound familiar, you may have grown up in ...more

  • Bitcoin Creates a New Economic Elite - Bad News for Friday, May 29th

    May 30 2020

    You’ve heard of the top 1%, but is it possible you are in the top 0.5%? If you’ve got at least 10 Bitcoin in your wallet, you are. Bitcoin has also topped $9000 again. Is the move to $10K finally in sight? And China intends to use their new digital currency to compete with the us dollar. One hedge fund manager says the government may make it illegal to hold gold, while a Trump nominee for the Federal reserve envisions that a gold-backed crypto currency could become a thing. The Bra...more

  • All Things Binance with CZ

    May 27 2020

    How does one manage when you are the biggest crypto exchange in the world? I’m sure it’s not too difficult for Changpeng Zhao, the CEO and founder of Binance. Quickly becoming a behemoth of the blockchain world, CZ is launching new products and services, gobbling up acquisitions and finding ways to explore philanthropy.  Our exclusive interview with CZ covers a lot of ground, including what’s next for Binance. Let’s bounce to the other side of the world and visit Ch...more

  • A No-Holds Barred Conversation with Justin Sun

    May 25 2020

    A polarizing figure who has created a blockchain and made a lot of waves along the way, Justin Sun is a tough guy to reach. But we breached the Tron wall and finally had the opportunity to ask Justin some of the tough questions surrounding the Steem takeover, his online banter with Vitalik and the future of Tron. We may never get this chance again, so we hope you enjoy this no-holds barred interview with Justin Sun on episode #410 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco...more

  • Proof of Satoshi? Bad News for Friday, May 22nd

    May 23 2020

    An extremely interesting transaction connected to one of the earliest Bitcoin wallets has got the crypto community scratching their heads. Was it Satoshi Nakamoto? A mystery account has rescued $6 million in STEEM from Justin Sun’s rogue hard fork. And Joe Rogan isn’t the only person leaving YouTube. A crypto YouTube is seeking to escape totalitarian tyranny by moving to Saipan. We’ve also got news regarding the end of the Telegram battle with the SEC, along with a little he...more

  • Pomp and Circumstances of Cryptocurrency

    May 21 2020

    Dear Crypto Class of 2020. Since you have been quarantined for much of this semester, we want to take this opportunity to share some blockchain wisdom with you. Buy low, sell high.If you don’t own your keys, you don’t own your cryptoCraig Wright is not Satoshi NakamotoOnce a shitcoin, always a shitcoinNo one on social media is giving away free ethStay Bad And amidst these unusual circumstances for a commencement ceremony, today we bring you Pomp. That’s Anthony Pompliano of M...more

  • Get Social on Voice.com with Salah Zalatimo

    May 19 2020

    Do you feel like your voice is being drowned out in the social media realm? Are you sick and tired of social giants selling your data to the highest bidder? Would you like to get paid for the content you post and curate? Then you’ll love Voice.com! Voice is a transparent, rewards-based social network for creating, distributing, and discovering content. It aims to foster a new and trusted experience through identity authentication and transparent database infrastructure. Voice is built by ...more

  • After the Halving Bad News for Friday, May 15th

    May 16 2020

    What will the price of Bitcoin be after the halving? After much speculation, many predictions and a bucketfull of prognostications, we finally have the answer. And we also have our first glimpse into what happens next. Craig Wright threatened to crash the price of Bitcoin, but didn’t. YouTube cancelled a live Cointelegraph stream that we were on, declaring it to be harmful content. And the Topps trading card company makes blockchain history by relaunching a classic brand as non-fungible t...more

  • The Future of Blockchain with Don Tapscott

    May 13 2020

    Out of all the people in all the countries in all of the world in all of the galaxy in all of the Universe, it’s likely safe to say that one man and his organization have done more research into blockchain technology than any one else That man is Don Tapscott and the Blockchain Research Institute. It’s a pretty big claim and might offend the aliens of Xirplatz, who might lay claim to having pursued blockchain millions of years before we did. But screw those guys. They are ten gazilli...more

  • Building a Crypto City in Africa with Akon

    May 11 2020

    You’ve had two multi-platinum albums, 27 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 list and brought electricity to 600 million Africans through your solar power initiative. To top things off, you totally understand crypto and have a vision for how it can be used to transform an entire continent. What do you do next? If your name is Akon, you kick off this next initiative by developing your own cryptocurrency and building a crypto city in Senegal. Today we welcome legendary rap artist, Akon, to the ...more

  • “It’s Halvening!” - Bad News for Friday, May 8th

    May 09 2020

    We’re just a couple days away from the Bitcoin Halvening and once again we’ve hit $10,000. So what happens next? Will Monday’s halving lead to the next big parabolic run? Or will there be a sell-off and a firesale on mining equipment?  A major mainstream investor has gone in on Bitcoin. Will others follow? Pew Die Pie has signed an exclusive streaming deal with YouTube. And attendees for a crypto conference have joined a massive class-action lawsuit.  Thankfully it w...more

  • Virtual Blockchain Week Speaker Takeaways

    May 04 2020

    The verdict is in on Virtual Blockchain Week. According to speakers, VIPs and attendees, the week-long event was a huge win for the crypto world. Lots of meaty content came out from the event as we had the opportunity to speak with Tim Draper, Roger Ver, CZ, Justin Sun and John McAfee in Fireside Chat fashion. The women of blockchain crushed it with original presentations from Brittany Kaiser, Caitlin Long and Alyze Sam. And Don Tapscott closed out the event with an epic Blockchain State of the ...more

  • Millennials in Blockchain with Mike Rogers

    Apr 29 2020

    Millennials. They are the Generation Y that has now moved into the workforce and is shaping our future. That is until Generation Z comes of age and pushes them aside to take over. While some millennials get a bad rap, there are many who are doing incredible things to move the crypto technology needle.  Today we welcome Mike Rogers to the show to discuss the topic of Millennials in blockchain. It’s all about positive transformation for a better tomorrow.  That sounds like a cheesy...more

  • Stuck Inside with John McAfee

    Apr 27 2020

    If you could be sheltered-in-place with one blockchain personality, who would it be? If you wanted to only discuss Bitcoin, you might choose Peter McCormack. If you loved Tron, you might select Justin Sun. And if you wanted to get your project into the news, you might want to hang out with Rachel Wolfson.  But if you were seeking a truly memorable, wacky experience, you’d choose to be locked down with John McAfee. And that’s exactly what happened to us. Well, we weren’t ...more

  • Chinese Digital Yuan Tested by McDonalds, Starbucks and Subway - Bad News For Friday, April 24th

    Apr 25 2020

    While the stock market is on a crazy roller coaster ride, Bitcoin has recovered 100% from it’s $3700 low of the year. Does that mean that the beloved Grandfather of cryptocurrencies has decoupled from stocks?  CZ says quantitative easing will drive the price even higher.   Even though many are sheltered-in-place, demand for Bitcoin ATMs is increasing. Even crude oil prices crashing to the bottom haven’t affected the price of Bitcoin. And China is rolling out the world&rsqu...more

  • Blockchain at the World Economic Forum with Sheila Warren

    Apr 22 2020

    Sheila Warren began her career as a Wall Street attorney before turning to philanthropy and non-profit tech over a decade ago. She has represented banks, philanthropists and progressive non-profits. Now, Sheila is the Head of Blockchain at the World Economic Forum. Yes, that World Economic Forum. We’re excited to welcome Sheila to the show today. Not only is she bullish on blockchain and super smart, but she’s also a lot of fun, and has earned her place in the Bad Crypto Hall of Fam...more

  • Virtual Blockchain Week is Coming!

    Apr 20 2020

    Virtual Blockchain Week is a groundbreaking one-of-a-kind online conference featuring a dynamic mix of trailblazers, emerging technologists, futurists, thought leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs who will share valuable content related to the current state of blockchain and cryptocurrency. The event is free to attendees and will be streamed live on the major social channels for five consecutive days. ➡️ Register today and get a limited edition NFT for #VBW2020! There’s an old proverb that...more

  • Microsoft Creates ACTUAL Bad Crypto - Bad News For Friday, April 17th

    Apr 18 2020

    As the curve for COVID-19 appears to be flattening, we’re going to be entering a new era of life as we know it. What will change? What will go back to the way things were?  With the major Bitcoin halving approaching, it’s anyone’s guess. And with Microsoft patenting a cryptocurrency system that uses body data activity, many have reasons to be both excited and fearful. Rich Dad Poor Dad author says Coronavirus will send Bitcoin parabolic. But Ross Ulbricht says Bitcoin co...more

  • A Bad Crypto Buffet with Blockfi, Energi and Crypto Chicks

    Apr 15 2020

    Managing your crypto wealth, using blockchain for world consciousness and crypto chicks from Canada. We hope you’ve come eager for information today, because we have a trio of tasty treats for you on this episode. We’ll be covering a lot of ground, so you can consider it a veritable Smörgåsbord. Bring an empty plate and fill it up with all this great content for episode #395 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.  Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/395 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, &a...more

  • Binance.Charity with Jarred Winn

    Apr 13 2020

    How do you give back to those in need when you are the biggest crypto exchange in the world? You create a charity division, donating a portion of your profits to various causes and encouraging others to do the same. That’s exactly what Binance has accomplished by setting up Binance.charity. Today we welcome Jarred Winn, Senior VP of Charity with Binance, to the show.  We discuss the various efforts Binance is focused on and bring you up to date on their Covid-19 focus. It’s th...more

  • Is the Pandemic Bitcoin’s Tipping Point? Bad News For Friday, April 10th

    Apr 11 2020

    Is the CoronaVirus a pandemic or scamdemic? At this point it’s still too hard to say. But in spite of this unprecedented shutdown of our economy, blockchain soldiers on. And Tim Draper says that this moment in history could be Bitcoin’s time to shine.  So many stories, so little time. So let’s just jump right in for our Bad News episode #393 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.  Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/393 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast:&n...more

  • Stellar Updates with Jed McCaleb

    Apr 08 2020

    Many moons ago, when the Bad Crypto Podcast was still a toddler, one of our very first guests was Jed McCaleb from Stellar. He showered citizens of Bad Cryptopia with free Stellar Lumens. There was much rejoicing. More than two years later we are pleased to welcome Jed back to the show to get the latest updates from one of the top and fastest cryptocurrencies in the Universe.   It’s going to be a stellar show. This is episode #392 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.  Full Show Notes ...more

  • Back from the Dead with Cherie Aimée

    Apr 06 2020

    If the only two things certain in life are death and taxes, you might want to rethink that. Especially if your name is Cherie Aimee. After having flatlined for almost 90 minutes, Cherie might beg to differ. She’s here today to share her story and to explore her passion for decentralization and for helping others. If you’ve got a pulse you’ve come to the right place for information, entertainment AND inspiration. This is episode #391 of The Bad Crypto Podcast.  Full Sho...more

  • Binance Set to Acquire CoinMarketCap.com -- Bad News For Friday, April 3rd

    Apr 04 2020

    Is the Federal Reserve cure for an economy plagued by shutdown worse than the disease itself? Roger Ver isn’t concerned about Coronavirus, and the markets seems to be indicating perhaps we’ve hit the bottom. Russia is blaming the delay of it’s new crypto laws on Coronavirus. And in the power move of the year, Binance is set to acquire CoinMarketCap.com for approximately $400 million dollars. Also, if you’re wondering what’s under the layers and layers of arctic ice,...more

  • Privacy in a Public World with Tor Bair

    Apr 01 2020

    Privacy. It’s one of the core tenants of cryptocurrency and one of the original principles in Satoshi’s whitepaper.  Yet, with regulation coming our way and government demands for transparency, how do we maintain financial privacy in a public world? Today we welcome Tor Bair from Enigma to the show to discuss these ideas. He’s the host of “Decentralize This!", a podcast exploring how we can build a more decentralized future. And we promised a major announcement fro...more

  • Running for President with Adam Kokesh

    Mar 30 2020

    The political landscape in the United States is mostly shaped by being a two-party system. It’s not that there aren’t other political parties, but they just don’t get much, if any, attention. One very outspoken individual by the name of Adam Kokesh hopes to shake things up by becoming the nominee for the Libertarian party. His platform? To eliminate the Federal government in an orderly fashion. How would that work? And how does Adam intend to win the nomination with a platfor...more

  • The Digital Dollar is Coming Soon - Bad News For Friday, March 27th

    Mar 28 2020

    As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to wreak havoc on world economies, crypto has it’s chance to shine. Some members of the US Congress are proposing a digital dollar to replace paper money. Telegram’s day in court is not looking so good as the SEC tells them to stop issuing tokens. And countries around the world are finding ways to turn crisis into opportunity. And if you are looking for a fight, you have come to the right place. We’ll have news on how you can own a digital...more

  • Making Crypto Easy with Crypto.com

    Mar 26 2020

    Why is it that society hasn’t adopted crypto into the mainstream yet? Many would say the tools for making it easy just aren’t on par. But that’s all changing and we’ve got proof. Today we are pleased to welcome Maggie Ng from Crypto.com to the show. We’re super impressed with what they’ve created to facilitate mainstream adoption and are eager to share it with you. We’ll also bring back Ryan Rodden of CastleCrypto.gg to discuss how NFTs are changing th...more

  • Darknet and Crypto Adoption with Cedric Dahl

    Mar 24 2020

    The Darknet. It’s a layer of the Internet that most people don’t visit, let alone, know that it even exists.  But for those that study crypto activity on Darknet, it may provide real clues to when crypto mass adoption will take place. Today we welcome Cedric Dahl to the show. His group monitors crypto adoption to look for early signals of long term value creation. It’s fascinating stuff and a rabbit hole worthy of being explored. It’s not exactly Alice in Wonderlan...more

  • The Fed Slashes Rates to Zero - Bad News For Friday, March 20th

    Mar 21 2020

    BitMex says the CoronaVirus is Bitcoins biggest test, as the US government’s $1 Trillion stimulus plan causes a rally in stocks and crypto. The Federal Reserve has slashed interest rates to almost zero in latest quantitative easing bid.  But Tim Draper says Bitcoin, and not governments, will save the world. Around the world, we’ve got news from Canada, Japan, Argentina, Venezuela, India and China. And here at home one writer speculates what the price of Bitcoin would be if ever...more

  • Overcoming Fake News with Ben Swann

    Mar 18 2020

    Fake news. It’s a term that has been haphazardly tossed around to point the finger at journalists who report with bias, websites that are designed to mislead and a general public that willingly shares and reshares content that may be patently false. Today we welcome Ben Swann, Atlanta’s former CBS anchor, to the show to discuss the topic. He’s been independently producing news that gets noticed since 2013, and gives interesting insights to an America that you won’t see i...more

  • A Conversation with Dr. Ron Paul

    Mar 16 2020

    He’s a former United States congressman and a candidate for President of the United States. He’s not been afraid to question the status quo, and he’s definitely not afraid of us.  He’s Dr. Ron Paul, and he’s a legend among the freedom-loving people of America. We’re thrilled that we got to spend 30 minutes with Dr. Paul and you aren’t going to want to miss a single beat of today’s interview. Also, we’ve got an origin story for you. It w...more

  • Crypto Markets Get CoronaVirus - Bad News for 3/13/20

    Mar 14 2020

    The US stock markets have taken a huge hit over the past couple weeks. And now, the crypto markets are following suit, with precipitous drops that indicate some people are panicking. Some think that once that dust settles, the CoronaVirus will end up sending Bitcoin to $100,000 or more. Conferences are being cancelled or postponed, which means we won’t be going to San Francisco for Bitcoin 2020… and neither will you. It’s a crazy world out there and no one knows what’s ...more

  • Putting the Fun in Non-Fungible Tokens at NFT.NYC

    Mar 11 2020

    Here in the Republic of Bad Cryptopia, we are on the front lines of non-fungible tokens. This method of creating digital assets that can be bought, sold and traded is truly one of blockchain’s killer apps. We recently had the pleasure of attending a conference in New York dedicated to NFTs, aptly titled NYC.NFT. Today’s show is like a symphony in 3 parts. First, you’ll meet Jay Casanno, the editor-in-chief for Coin Telegraph. We spoke with him at the event and you’ll fi...more

  • Interview with Vitalik Buterin, Founder of Ethereum

    Mar 08 2020

    John McAfee. Brock Pierce. Charlie Lee. Those are all names. Cindy. Roberto. Fred. Those are also names. We don’t know who those last three are, but the first three have been on this show. However, there is one name we’ve been in hot pursuit of for 2 ½ years. And it turns out he is the most requested name from the citizens of Bad Cryptopia. That person is Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum. One of the most influential people in blockchain, we had the pleasure of meeting...more

  • India Lifts Ban on Cryptocurrency - Bad News For 3/6/2020

    Mar 07 2020

    We thought they had turned their back on our beloved Bitcoin, but the nation of India has officially lifted their ban on cryptocurrency. Cybersecurity Company Kaspersky has developed a blockchain-based voting machine, but the state of Virginia has abandoned blockchain voting for paper ballots. And Justin Sun has taken over the STEEM blockchain. The new Upland San Francisco airport parcels nearly sold out in a matter of minutes, dirty fiat’s dirtyness may be contributing to the spread of c...more

  • Blockchain Rising Stars of ETH Denver

    Mar 04 2020

    The only thing we enjoy more than doing this podcast for you is when we get to do our show live and share it with you. There’s nothing like the spontaneity and unpredictability of a live show before an audience. While at ETHDenver in my hometown last month, we were invited to take the stage and host a panel packed with blockchain rising stars. Each of the individuals who joined us are pioneering a place in the blockchain ecosystem, and our conversations were worth eavesdropping on. So co...more

  • The Best Crypto Teaching with Jason BTO

    Mar 02 2020

    Just like many DJs somehow end up in the podcasting world, many Internet marketers end up in the crypto world. It just so happens we’ve done both. And today we are please to welcome an incredibly successful marketer to the show.   Jason BTO is a crypto Expert who provides smart solid solutions for today's Blockchain Marketing Companies. He shows his clients how to automate their marketing and Dominate your competition in all areas of digital marketing. We’ll talk about both mar...more

  • A Whale and a Drug Dealer Lost Millions of Crypto - Bad News for 2/28/2020

    Feb 29 2020

    There’s lot of ways to lose your bitcoin. And crypto doesn’t discriminate. A crypto whale has lost massive amounts of Bitcoin Cash and an Irish drug dealer has lost his profits and then some. Warren Buffet sticks with his hot take on Bitcoin in spite of meeting with Justin Sun. And Shopify has joined Facebook’s Libra Association. The state of Wyoming will soon have it’s own crypto bank thanks to Caitlin Long. Tyler Winklevoss had a 3 million bitcoin pizza moment with spa...more

  • James Altucher's Crypto Hot Takes SPECIAL EDITION

    Feb 27 2020

    James Altucher got bit by the crypto bug back in 2013, and he’s enjoyed following the markets ever since. As a hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, author, venture capitalist and podcaster, James’ audience is always eager to hear what he thinks. And so am I. While in New York, I had the opportunity to visit with James in his Upper West Side condo to talk about many topics for The Joel Comm Show. Did you know I have another podcast? Well, I do. And during that interview we spent some t...more

  • The Crypto Tax Fixer with Clinton Donnelly

    Feb 26 2020

    When you think of all the cool issues surrounding crypto, what’s the very last thing you want to talk about? Decentralization? Censorship-resistance? Going to the moon? Buying the lambo? All those are great. But when it comes to taxes, people go running for cover. But burying your head in the sand isn’t smart. It’s essential that you understand how to manage your crypto gains and losses properly. We’re now in the thick of tax season and today we welcome Clinton Donnelly,...more

  • The Ballet Wallet with Bobby Lee

    Feb 24 2020

    With blockchain technology past its infancy and beyond the toddler years, more people are finding ways to bring these budding adolescents into the mainstream. I guess that’s one way to look at it. We’ve got a bunch of teenagers running around trying to be rocket scientists. One such entrepreneur is Bobby Lee. While he’s no relation to Bruce Lee, he is brother to Charlie Lee, and he’s come out with what he claims to be the world’s first multicurrency non-electric ph...more

  • Aaaaand, It’s Gone. Bad News For Friday, Feb 21st

    Feb 22 2020

    This week, Bitcoin was on a roll. Climbing up to $10,500, it appeared that the bulls were indeed in control. And just like that, it dropped $800 in just one hour.  The Golden Cross indicates that the drop may be short-lived as some are predicting an all-time high by Summer.  And Ronnie Moas has made good on the bet he lost to Vinny Lingham. We’re in the big apple for NFT.NYC, and we’ll tell you all about it. And we’ll cover a bunch more of the latest blockchain and...more

  • Club Swan & ChainClash

    Feb 19 2020

    Crypto has applications for both business and pleasure. Being able to save and spend your crypto while earning rewards is important. But so is having fun with your cryptos. And nothing says fun like a video game with fighting, am I right? Today’s show has a little bit of both.  We’ll speak with the founder of a membership program that caters to those seeking to make the most of their crypto holdings. Club Swan provides a better alternative to banking and we’ll explore all...more

  • Blockchain Fact & Fiction

    Feb 16 2020

    We’ve seen an abundance of crypto-related books come out over the past couple years. Let’s face it, there’s a lot to say about the blockchain world. And today we welcome two authors to the show to discuss their findings. Sean Weisbrot is a 3-time author and the founder and CEO of Sidekick. It’s an integrated messaging, payments, and marketplace ecosystem that utilizes Blockchain payments to support many top coins people already know and love. But first we’ll intro...more

  • Bitcoin Busts through $10,000! - Bad News For Thursday, Feb 13

    Feb 14 2020

    The Bitcoin bulls appears to be large and in charge as the world’s most popular crypto pushes through the $10,000 barrier. Many alt-coins are along for the ride. And Tom Lee sees a summer high that will get you excited. Apparently the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has had the backdoor to one of the world’s major encryption systems since World War II. Trump’s new budget would make crypto crimes investigatable by the Secret Service. And Justin Sun finally gets his lunch with ...more

  • Building the Future of Enterprise Blockchains with Anton Mozgovoy & Helios Protocol

    Feb 12 2020

    The Blockchain world is moving super fast. Companies like Amazon, IBM and Oracle are introducing enterprise-grade blockchain solutions. But how “enterprise-ready” is blockchain technology actually? And how will new blockchain tech change the face of the big names and players? Today we’ve got a double-header for you. First we’ll introduce you to Anton Mozgovoy of Jthereum to discuss the future of enterprise blockchain. Then we’ll bring you Tommy Mckinnon and Mark La...more

  • eSports, NFTs and AI with Samson Williams

    Feb 09 2020

    It’s rare that we welcome a guest back to the show just a few months after an appearance. But Samson Williams wowed us so much the first time around that he got an immediate “come back and see us some time” before the first interview was over. And today he is back to share his wisdom and insights on healthcare, artificial intelligence, drone racing, privacy and the future of crypto. Also, to commemorate this episode we’ve got another collectible NFT featuring our guest. ...more

  • The Move to $10,000 - Bad News For Thursday, Feb 6th

    Feb 07 2020

    After a brief pullback, it appears the crypto bull run continues. Will we see $10,000 sooner than later? The Winklevi go on a Stablecoin patent tear, and Vitalik Buterin airs his opinions on Bitcoin Cash. Some Coinbase users are having issues withdrawing more than $10 in Bitcoin each day, a Swiss ski resort is now accepting Bitcoin and some say having Andrew Yang in the oval office is the only way the US is going to move forward with Bitcoin adoption. Some of these stories are real. Some of th...more

  • Trading Advertising Futures on a Blockchain

    Feb 05 2020

    Imagine a stock exchange that traded futures in advertising instead of stocks.  Well, with smart contracts and advertising technologies the ad world is evolving. Transparency and magical internet money shows this supply chain of blockchain goodness. Today we welcome Richard Bush of Nyiax to the show to discuss how their tools help publishers and advertisers negotiate, secure and manage their ad campaigns with transparency and confidence.  We’ve also got some EOS Voice News, but...more

  • What Bitcoin Did with Peter McCormack

    Feb 02 2020

    While we are thrilled so many of you enjoy this show, there are other crypto podcasters out there more knowledgeable than us. Ok there are a bunch. And one of the ones we really respect for his content and commitment to the crypto community is Peter McCormack. As host of the popular What Bitcoin Did podcast, Peter breaks down the current state of Bitcoin and the future of decentralization with his guests. Today, he has gotten his passport stamped for entry into the Republic of Bad Cryptopia and...more

  • Crypto Mainstream in 2 Years - Bad News for January 30, 2020

    Jan 31 2020

    Happy days are here again as Bitcoin continues its move to $10,000. Justin Sun is being sued for harassment. And Ripple is toying with the idea of an IPO. A major bank has predicted that digital currencies could be mainstream just two years from now. Perhaps that’s another reason why Tim Draper is encouraging millennials to stock up on Bitcoin. We’ll visit Singapore, Dubai and Hawaii for some crypto news as we deliver this and more on our bad news episode #363 of The Bad Crypto Pod...more

  • Are the Crypto Bulls Back with Trader Cobb

    Jan 29 2020

    Would you rather be chased by a bear or a bull? Bears will shred you and bulls will gore you. Neither one sounds very pleasant.  But when it comes to crypto, we’d much rather see the horns then the claws. And today we welcome back our trader mate from down under, Craig Cobb, to evaluate if the bulls are taking charge of the markets once again. After a the long fall from Bitcoin’s high of $20,000 to $3200, we’ll all be glad to see a new runup as the halving approaches. Th...more

  • Live from North American Bitcoin Conference 2020

    Jan 26 2020

    On the road again, and this time our travels found us in Miami for the big North American Bitcoin Conference 2020. We had the opportunity to take the main stage and host a panel featuring 4 luminaries and legends from the crypto world. On the panel we were pleased to welcome Crypto OG, Marshall Long, Bitcoin Pioneer, Charlie Shrem, event host, Moe Levin, and Bitcoin.com COO, Mate Tokay. It was an informative and entertaining time which we think you’ll love. So get in a Tubbs and Crockett...more

  • Bitcoin, Blockchain Bill of Rights and Beer - Bad News for 1/23/2020

    Jan 24 2020

    Bitcoin is moving sideways after a nice run up and a bit of a pull back. Are we positioning for the big bull run many are hoping will happen as the halving approaches? A new bill in congress could have massive impact on Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies. Does it stand a chance of passing and becoming law? And a company famous for a very well-known beer brand is moving big into the gaming space, with plans for their own cryptocurrency.  Will you want a twist of lime with their ...more

  • Using Blockchain to Protect Advertisers with Lindsay Galloway

    Jan 22 2020

    As the blockchain marketing landscape continues to expand, we’re continually seeing new creative solutions for scaling digital advertising. Today in a special Blockchain CMO episode, Lindsey Galloway, CMO of Rebel AI, joins Travis and Donny. Lindsey will share how her team and technology accomplish this goal with products built to protect and secure programmatic media trading between premium publishers and advertisers.  One particularly interesting solution is how they cryptographical...more

  • Live from Pitbull’s VIP Room in Miami

    Jan 19 2020

    A crypto YouTuber, a crypto podcaster and a crypto magazine publisher walk into a bar… it sounds like the start of a really good joke. And it might just be. But it actually happened while in Miami for Miami Blockchain Week. We had the pleasure of using the VIP Room at Pitbull’s El Dorado 305 restaurant and bar in South Beach to record three great interviews for this episode. You’ll meet CryptoMikhail, AKA Dr. Dredd, Rice Crypto and Rob McNealy, three dudes involved in differen...more

  • Payments in a Dash with Ryan Taylor

    Jan 17 2020

    One of crypto’s great promises is super fast payments with super low transaction fees. And one of the most prolific cryptos that has lived up to these promises is Dash. Ryan Taylor is the CEO of Dash Core Group, and he joins us today to discuss this coin that’s been around for some years. We’re in Miami for Miami Blockchain Week and spending most of our time inside. I guess that means we aren’t going to get much of a tan. But we’re happy to be here, and we’re...more

  • The Future of Litecoin with John Kim & David Schwartz

    Jan 14 2020

    It’s been said that Litecoin is Bitcoin’s baby brother. And it’s not unusual for the price of Litecoin to track with the price of Bitcoin. Today’s show is all about the little coin that could… or might, as we welcome John Kim, Chief Litecoin Evangelist and David Schwartz, Project Director for the Litecoin Foundation to the mic.  We’ll talk about adding privacy functionality to Litecoin, what the foundation is up to and what the future might look like. ...more

  • Blockchain Gaming Goes Mainstreet with Upland

    Jan 12 2020

    Many people think mainstream crypto adoption will take place when a major merchant starts accepting Bitcoin. Others think it will happen when banks speak the language of crypto. But it’s possible that blockchain gaming could be the catalyst to bring about massive awareness. Today we welcome two co-founders from a blockchain gaming startup to the show to discuss their project, Upland. A monopoly-like game dealing with real-world properties, Upland has a headstart in the space and a mobile ...more

  • Fostering a Generation of Givers with Alyze Sam

    Jan 08 2020

    Life is all peachy until you discover you have a rare disease and are later hit by a truck. Two different tragedies that could both go in a bad direction. But what if you survived both of these and discovered the wonder and beauty of crypto, with a renewed mission to educate future generations to become givers? You could have a profound impact. Well, that’s exactly what our guest today has experienced and is in the process of doing. Her name is Alyze Sam and she’s our new BFF. We ado...more

  • Monero with Riccardo Spagni (Fluffy Pony)

    Jan 05 2020

    While Bitcoin is decentralized, it is not anonymous. Many crypto enthusiasts believe privacy is of paramount importance. That’s why we’re happy to bring you today’s conversation with Riccardo Spagni.  Lead maintainer for privacy coin Monero, Ricc has many things to say about the history and future of the coin. Of course, his friends know him as Fluffy Pony. So you know that’s going to make for a fun interview. We’re public figures but we like to keep some thin...more

  • The Future of Token Sales and the UNICEF Cryptofund

    Jan 03 2020

    Happy New Year 2020 to all the Citizens of the Republic of Bad Cryptopia! We’re excited to be entering the Year of Halvening with you.  And to kick it off we’ve got a packed show with two great interviews to set the tone. You may recall the crazy ICO season of 2017. Since that time, token sales have grown up a bit. We’ll bring you a discussion with Andy Bromberg of Coinlist, a platform that works only with deeply-vetted blockchain projects. Then, you’ll hear from C...more

  • A Legendary Interview with G. Edward Griffin

    Dec 29 2019

    You’ve heard of Dracula, who comes in the night to suck the blood of innocents so he might live. You’ve heard of the Phantom of the Opera, who will stop at nothing to keep captive his beloved Christine. And you’ve heard of the Mummy, who has been wrapped up so long his temper is really bad. The list of monsters and evil doers goes on… and while these fiends are fictional, there’s one more insidious then all of these… and is real. It’s the Creature fro...more

  • How to Trade the Crypto Asset Class with Guy Hirsch & Joshua Frank

    Dec 27 2019

    Cash. Real estate. Stocks. Bonds. Futures. These traditional asset classes have been around for generations. But now cryptocurrency brings a new asset class into the mix. Many in the financial and legal sectors are still trying to figure out how this asset class is to be traded. Meanwhile, those of us in the private sector are moving ahead bringing crypto to the world. Today we’ve got a unique interview with Joshua Frank, co-founder and CEO of TheTIE, a powerful data analytics platform fo...more

  • A Very Billy Zane Christmas Special

    Dec 25 2019

    Ho ho ho.. It’s Christmas time once again boys and girls. We hope that Crypto Santa has been good to all the citizens of Bad Cryptopia. And we’ve got a special gift episode for you today. When in Luxembourg at the GVS Summit last month, I had the opportunity to sit down for a conversation with legendary actor, Billy Zane. Not only is Billy an accomplished actor, but he’s also a savvy businessman and painter.  Oh, and he gets crypto.  We talked a little about all thes...more

  • Blockchainifying the World’s Largest Media Companies with Blockgraph

    Dec 22 2019

    Blockchain and data go together like peas and carrots. When you think of all the industries that require their data to be secured, the list goes on and on. And today we’ve got a special Blockchain CMO segment featuring Jason Manningham, the General Manager at Blockgraph. Helping the world’s largest TV and media companies control, connect, and safely activate their data at scale is no small task. Travis and Donny Dvorin of Never Stop Marketing dive deep into how blockchain technology...more

  • Bitcoin Bounces off New 7-Month Low - Bad News for 12/19/19

    Dec 20 2019

    Bitcoin takes another nosedive bringing the entire crypto marketplace down with it. With halving just 5 months away, will this new 7-month low lead to the long-awaited bull run?  A crypto tycoon died leaving $145m in limbo. Now lawyers want to find out if it is really his body buried six-feet under. And Brave is onboarding verified publishers in droves. Are you drove-worthy? Finally, we’re pleased to welcome Bruce Porter from Miami’s Washington Elite conference to the show. We&...more

  • The Rise of Crypto Gaming with Ryan Rodden

    Dec 18 2019

    With over $138 billion dollars in revenue in 2018, the global video game industry is bigger then the movie industry. And like every other vertical, we are starting to see blockchain-based alternatives to traditional gaming, both on computer and mobile. Today we’re all about the future of gaming as we welcome Ryan Rodden to the show. Publisher for CastleCrypto.gg, Ryan is tuned into the blockchain gaming world and will provide numerous insights into this nascent industry. Grab your joysti...more

  • A Real Financial Advisor with Tim Picciott

    Dec 16 2019

    This just in. The hosts of this show are not financial advisors. We’re just not. No matter how we wish we were. It ain’t gonna happen. That’s why it’s good fortune that we’ve happened up Tim Picciott. He’s a living breathing financial advisor who specializes in the crypto space. What are the odds? Today Tim joins us to share his thoughts on crypto investing.  Listen to him. Don’t listen to us.  Well listen to us when we are asking questions o...more

  • Will Twitter Decentralize? Bad News For 12/12/19

    Dec 13 2019

    Marc Cuban says there is no way Bitcoin can ever become a reliable currency. Vinnie Lingham is about to win a Bitcoin price bet.  And Jack Dorsey does a series of tweets indicating that Twitter may be moving towards decentralization. Another alleged crypto ponzi scheme sees three people arrested, Nike has patented a system for tokenizing shoes, and a new crypto game will see people battling it out on blockchain. We’ve got plenty of news, and included in that is a special interview w...more

  • Passing Blockchain Legislation with Ryan Berman

    Dec 11 2019

    It appears that the US Government is being slow to finalize regulation for blockchain and cryptocurrency, but that doesn’t mean progress isn’t being made. It’s said that all politics is local, and different states are moving forward with blockchain in different ways.   In the state of Michigan, a bill has been passed that would write emerging Bitcoin and blockchain technologies into existing state laws that prohibit financial crimes and racketeering. Today we are pleased ...more

  • Blockchain CMO with Aminopay

    Dec 08 2019

    The financial industry is not the only industry to be positively impacted by blockchain. Advertising and Advertising Technology are using it in the ad space.  Irrelevant ads. Fake ads. Spam ads. Ads that send you to a fake publisher… there are some ad networks that are completely 100% fake traffic.  Now imagine those ads supply path being tracked every step of the way on blockchain. That can now happen.  Billions of dollars will be saved over time and could help lower consu...more

  • Top 10 Most Valuable Blockchain Companies - Bad News For 12/5/19

    Dec 06 2019

    Can you get arrested for teaching blockchain and cryptocurrency? Ask Virgil Griffith. Turns out if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, bad things can happen. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has appointed Kelly Loeffler, CEO of institutional Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform Bakkt, to a United States Senate seat. And the great firewall of China has blocked access to Etherscan, a popular Ethereum block explorer. The world's first modular blockchain-powered smartphone, BOB, has been introduce...more

  • You Can’t Hide Your Crypto Face

    Dec 04 2019

    Not all heroes wear capes, but some crypto traders wear masks. And it’s not because they don’t want anyone to know who they are. Well, maybe it is partly that. But today’s guest has a special for wearing a mask over part of his face as he shares his trading strategies. He goes by the name “Crypto Face” and he’s a popular cryptocurrency Youtuber and trader, and is the co-creator of the Market Cipher indicator and the Cynthia trading bot. We’re going to di...more

  • Titus: The God of the Digital World

    Dec 01 2019

    Apollo, Prometheus, Zeus, Titus. Three of these are Greek gods. One of them is a god of the digital world.  That would be Titus. I mean, did Zeus found uber-successful digital ad agencies, Razorfish and Schematic? Did Apollo sit on the board of Samsung? Did Prometheus steer the digital transformation of the BBC? Nope. Titus did that. And today he joins us to discuss his involvement in the crypto and blockchain world.  A visionary with a stellar track record, Titus has some important t...more

  • Bitcoin Pizza with Samantha Radocchia

    Nov 27 2019

    It was May 17th, 2010, and Laszlo Hanyecz went down in history by becoming the first person to buy goods with Bitcoin. His now infamous purchase of two Papa Johns’ pizzas for 10,000 BTC has led to countless jokes about how much those Bitcoins would be worth today. But buying pizza with Bitcoin demonstrated that the new cryptocurrency truly was something that anyone can use. And that hasn’t changed at all. In fact, crypto is easier to buy, sell and spend today then ever before.  ...more

  • The Most Secure Crypto Wallet Ever

    Nov 24 2019

    Over the past couple years we’ve seen a number of crypto wallets designed to offer security to coin holders. We’ve been big fans of the Trezor and Ledger wallets, but some new technologies are creating opportunities for digital wallets to become even safer. Evercoin now claims to be the safest cryptocurrency wallet and exchange. Evercoin co-founders Miko Matsumura and Talip Ozturk join us today to discuss their latest update and how their integration with the Yubikey make their walle...more

  • How Central Banks Print Money Out of Thin Air - Bad News for 11/21/19

    Nov 22 2019

    Tom Lee says Bitcoin must hit $150,000 before ETFs can work. And if that happens, Millennials may be set to be the wealthiest generation yet.  That is, if massive debt doesn’t get them first. Today we’ll take a look at the percent of world debt by country, and we’ll examine how the Federal Reserve or any central bank “prints money” by adding credit to banks’ deposits, lowering the Fed funds rate target, and using large-scale open market operations. Toss...more

  • Blockchain Analytics and Crypto Piggies

    Nov 20 2019

    You’ve most likely heard of newest Financial Action Task Force guidelines from this past summer which include new anti-money-laundering standards as well as the Travel Rule. It seems the crypto industry is sweating and gnashing its collective teeth trying to figure out the next move. The deadline for compliance is June 2020 and time is quickly ticking away. No one is really explaining the whole story about the FATF guidelines and the Travel Rule and countries are still trying to sort out ...more

  • The Evolution of Crowdfunding with Maureen Murat

    Nov 17 2019

    The IRS has issued new tax guidance for 2019. What does it mean to you? What regulatory challenges exist for crypto companies in 2020. And will smart cities lead to a smarter government? These and many more questions will be answered today by someone far more knowledgeable than us. Maureen Murat, Esq is a principal at Crowdie Advisors, LLC. She knows things that we don’t know. And maybe things you don’t know.  But by the end of the show, you’ll know. Ya know? Com...more

  • Bullish, Bearish or Bad-ish? Bad News for 11/14/2019

    Nov 15 2019

    Crypto price sentiment seems to turn on a dime. After seeing Bitcoin approach $10,000 we find ourselves once again in the $8700 zone. Some are bullish and some are bearish. And some people say Bitcoin isn’t even real. Samsung, Safeway and Alibaba enter the blockchain fray, China is spending billions on blockchain development and there’s a rumor going round that Satoshi donated 50 BTC to Grin. And move over Pokemon Go. There’s a new app that lets you find crypto in the wild us...more

  • Watch Your CryptoAssets

    Nov 13 2019

    What kind of assets are there? There’s liquid assets. There are personal assets. There are goodwill assets. Gold and silver assets. There are smart assets. That’s us.  In the 21st century, now we’ve got Crypto Assets, and that’s what this show is all about.  First we’ll be joined by Kevin Seqniki, co-founder of AVA Labs. AVA is a platform for new assets, markets and decentralized applications that aims to tackle some of the toughest problems in the finan...more

  • Up Late with Trader Cobb - November Update

    Nov 10 2019

    It’s tomorrow “down under”, but neither long flights nor weeks on the road will stop Trader Cobb from providing us with a crypto trader update. He’s here today to give us the lay of the land as we are in early November.  We don’t make too many jokes at his expense, but there are definitely a few goods one in there.  Why he agrees to come on this show is a mystery to us. Some people are gluttons for punishment. Like you. I mean, here you are back for more ...more

  • How One Trader Created the Bullrun of 2017

    Nov 08 2019

    Was the big Bitcoin run of 2017 caused by just one person? We’ve got a story that says it was… and another that says it wasn’t. Hey, we report, you decide. CZ predicts Bitcoin will hit $16,000 “soon”. Roger Ver says B-Cash could be worth $5000 some day. And Stellar Lumens stuns the alt-coin world by burning nearly half of their supply.  China appears to be embracing blockchain. A lottery winner takes half his winnings and buys Bitcoin. And we’ve got mo...more

  • World Crypto Con 2019 Live

    Nov 06 2019

    What do you get when you cross 2000 crypto geeks with Las Vegas? We don’t have a good punchline, but I guarantee it looks a little something like us to coming to you live from World Crypto Con 2019! Today we welcome William Quigley of WAX to the show. We’ll discuss the future of digital assets and utility tokens. Then we’ve got a panel of luminaries to discuss the hot topics of the day. Luminaries include Blake Rizzo and Maxine Ryan. We’ve also got a non-luminary, but a...more

  • Crypto Mashup at World Crypto Con: Part 2

    Nov 04 2019

    On our last episode we introduced you to a number of great people we spoke with at World Crypto Con in Las Vegas. Today we bring you part II of these interviews, and it is a packed show.We’ve got a crypto newbie who attended his first conference, a blockchain artist who’s gotten over 30 signatures on the piece he debuted at last year’s WCC, Nick Sapanaro from Divi is back to update with the latest and Dominic Hrabe from Evolv Events is with us to discuss the event and its futur...more

  • Crypto Mashup at World Crypto Con: Part 1

    Nov 02 2019

    As we’ve been spending the week in Las Vegas for Vegas Blockchain Week and we’ve had opportunities to speak to so many blockchain-minded people. In fact we’ve got so much great content that the next 3 episodes will feature interviews from World Crypto Con.Today’s show is a mashup of personalities and opinions you don’t want to miss. The Divine Doctor M does some technological alchemy and drops some seriously profound knowledge. Kenn Bosak drops in to encourage crypt...more

  • Making Crypto Easy with Deana Burke

    Oct 30 2019

    Crypto won’t go mainstream until people are using crypto. So if people aren’t using crypto, how can it go mainstream? That’s why we’re glad there are some who aren’t just concerned about hopping in a jet-fueled lambo and going to the moon, but want to see people using their cryptos. One such individual is Deana Burke. Deana is the creator of the Gracias app, a mission-driven startup working to bring Bitcoin to young women and teens from diverse backgrounds. We&rsqu...more

  • Blockchain Legalese with Felix Shipkevich

    Oct 27 2019

    With blockchain becoming a part of societies around the world, getting the legal implications straightened out is a top priority. With big banks entering the crypto space (the new Wells Fargo Digital Cash, JPM Coin cryptocurrency and big banks' use of Ripple) what legal and regulatory issues— both in the U.S. and globally— should people be aware of? Today we welcome Felix Shipkevich to the show to discuss legal and regulatory matters within the digital currency and fintech industries...more

  • The Most Influential Person in Blockchain - Bad News For Thursday, Oct 24

    Oct 25 2019

    Once again, Bitcoin and crypto have taken a sudden downturn. Have we hit a new bottom? A fake Tor browser has been stealing Bitcoin for years. And an AT&T customer is suing the company because an employee aided in crypto theft totalling more than $1.8 million dollars. Yikes! Are you ready to get your Masters in Blockchain. You can, and we’ll tell you from where.Who does CZ is the most influential person in blockchain. Well he’s not Chinese or American. We’ve got the scoop....more

  • All the Internet of Things with Dan Simerman of IOTA

    Oct 23 2019

    Once upon a time, Travis bought some IOTA. But since he didn’t have an iota of an idea of how to use their then-confusing wallet, Travis lost his IOTA. And he was sad Travis. Savis. But that could all change as we welcome Dan Simerman of IOTA to the show. Head of Financial Relations at IOTA, Dan might provide info that can help Travis recover his cryptos. Oh, and we’ll talk about lots of other stuff with Dan. Many of you have requested this topic, so know that we are listening to y...more

  • Fascinating Crypto Convo with Samson Williams

    Oct 20 2019

    We started this journey because the blockchain and crypto world fascinates us. And we knew that by doing so we’d have the opportunity to speak to some fascinating people. That is exactly what has happened. But nothing prepared us for the incredible conversation we were about to have with Professor Samson Williams. What started as a casual meeting at an event in Philadelphia led to a mind-blowing discussion that goes down a number of rabbit holes. In fact, we’ll tell you up front tha...more

  • Founders Abandoning Libra Foundation - Bad News

    Oct 18 2019

    Big players are abandoning Facebook’s Libra project, but Zuckerberg says the show will go on. The SEC has halted Telegram’s $1.7 billion dollar token offering. The Blockchain has helped officials bring down a major child pornography ring. And a major Bitcoin milestone may have happened while you are listening to this podcast.  This is weird, because Travis is in Denver today, but I’m not. So weird. But that’s how we roll.  And the weirder you are the more likel...more

  • Delete Google Chrome. Install the Brave Browser

    Oct 16 2019

    The majority of the massive Silicon Valley social and web tech companies don’t see you as a customer. They see you as a product. Capturing your data and selling it to the highest bidder, you exist to meet their bottom line. The behemoth known as Google, once committed to living to their now-defunct mantra, “Don’t be evil”, couldn’t care less about you.  But what if you could reclaim your privacy, secure your data and be treated with value by one of these compa...more

  • Trading the Cryptos with Mati Greenspan of eToro

    Oct 14 2019

    Welcome to Bad Crypto. Mati Greenspan, Sr. Research Analyst from eToro to talk all things trading. Boom. Episode 320. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/320 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/google Spotify: http://badco.in/spotify FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @BadCrypto - @joelcomm - @teedubya Facebook:  /BadCrypto - /JoelComm - /tee...more

  • New IRS Crypto Guidance - Bad News for 10/11/19

    Oct 12 2019

    It’s been five years since the Internal Revenue Service has issued any guidance on the tax implications of cryptocurrency. Well, the wait is over. And we’re not sure it was worth the wait. Andreas Antonopolous says that Google’s Quantum supremacy doesn’t affect Bitcoin and Tim Cook says that Apple won’t be making a crypto like Facebook’s Libra. Speaking of Libra, Mark Zuckerberg will soon be testifying before Congress on Facebook’s new coin. And eToro ha...more

  • Who Wants to Be a Crypto Millionaire with Dan Conway

    Oct 09 2019

    Who wants to be a crypto millionaire? Well, duh. Who DOESN’T want to be a crypto millionaire. We love stories of people who took risks to follow their dreams. And today’s show features a gentleman who escaped the 9-to-5 cubicle life to follow his gut feeling that this crypto world was going to be huge. Now Dan Conway is a crypto millionaire and author of a new book. So, for the million dollars… which crypto show is guaranteed to provide information and entertainment. This one...more

  • Join Joel & Travis at Las Vegas Blockchain Week 2019

    Oct 07 2019

    Are you ready to be truly bad? Join Joel Travis and the Bad Crypto Podcast team at Las Vegas Blockchain Week. In the special episode the guys welcome Adam Williams of World Crypto con to the show to discuss the epic events that are taking place the last week of October. You won’t want to miss this so listen in and get registered now it badco.in/wcc

  • How to Trade Crypto with Trader Cobb, Part 1

    Oct 06 2019

    Do you trade in a land down under? Trader Cobb does. And as a recurring guest on this show, we thought we would call on Craig for his expertise, and discover how to become a crypto-trader.  In the first part of a monthly series designed to teach you, and us, the skills of crypto trading, today we’ll discover the kinds of traders and the mindset you need to establish to be successful. So slather that vegemite on a piece of bread and wonder how they even eat this stuff as we speak with...more

  • Crypto Wallet Explosion - Bad News For Thursday, Oct 3rd

    Oct 04 2019

    Crypto giants are coming together to rate coins, the number of crypto wallets is at an all-time high, McAfee is STILL standing by his $1,000,000 Bitcoin prediction, and Gold seems to be currently preferred over Bitcoin as a safehaven for concerned investors. The SEC has settled their charges with Block.one, Libra moves forward but some participants are beginning to question their involvement, and it’s game on as Travis and I go head-to-head in a friendly crypto investing competition. Wha...more

  • Blockchain For Everyone with Sir John Hargrave

    Oct 02 2019

    Greetings, Citizens of the Republic of Bad Cryptopia. Her Royal Highness welcomes you to an episode that would make Agent 007 proud. Blockchain is for everyone. And Sir John Hargrave wants the world to know about the cryptos. So he has written a book to make it so. Today, Sir John joins the Royal Jesters to discuss how he learned the secrets of the new millionaire class, and you can too. Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl, but she doesn’t have a lot to say. But Sir John Hargrave does....more

  • Startup Funk with Bruno Ver

    Sep 29 2019

    We met many super-interesting people while in Bali at the Altcoin Mastermind. One guy really intrigued us with his story. And we thought you’d be intrigued as well. After making and losing over one million dollars twice in a row, Bruno Ver struck gold with his next investment in a major tech company. But he didn’t stop there. Bruno went down the crypto rabbit hole and is now a partner in Block 5 capital. We’re happy to bring Bruno to you today so you can hear his story. And bo...more

  • Google Reaches Quantum Supremacy - Bad News For 9/26/19

    Sep 27 2019

    We knew that the quantum computing barrier would be broken sooner or later, but we honestly thought it would be later then sooner. However, Google announced that they have already achieved quantum supremacy, and many are wondering how this will affect Bitcoin. Bakkt has finally launched their Bitcoin futures market, Patrick Byrne sells his entire portfolio of Overstock holdings, and the fed prints billions more in dirty fiat currency. Crypto goes up. Crypto goes down. And today is a bit of a d...more

  • Fireside Chat with Crypto Pioneer, Jeremy Gardner

    Sep 25 2019

    Despite pop culture opinion, It’s not always sunny in Philadelphia.  But it was when we were in town for the Coinvention conference. We even did our show live on stage at the event.  But sometimes technology just fails. And we don’t have a good recording of that show. And unfortunately Travis had to leave before we had a chance to record additional content together. But the show must go on! I had the opportunity to moderate a fireside chat with keynote speaker, Jeremy Gar...more

  • Crypto Community Supports The Bahamas

    Sep 22 2019

    By now we’re sure you are aware of what Hurricane Dorian did to the Bahamas.  The loss of life and property is truly unimaginable. And this has provided an opportunity for the blockchain community to come together and make a difference.  Today we welcome Don Cornish,  city administrator from Freeport on Grand Bahama to the show. Don shares where the greatest need is and provides a call-to-action that we invite you to take seriously. We’ve also discovered a Gartner rep...more

  • Trump’s Crypto Ban? Bad News For 9/19/19

    Sep 20 2019

    Good Crypto - Binance US is opening this week.Bad Crypto - Trump may issue an executive order banning a cryptoGood Crypto - Africa is using Blockchain to drive changeBad Crypto - Roger Ver and BCash are back in the newsGood Crypto - It’s Miller time as you can now play a blockchain-based trivia gameBad Crypto - China Plans to kill most of the world’s bitcoin mining operationsAnd more Bad Crypto - France and Germany say they will oppose Facebook’s Libra.Let’s see… t...more

  • Become a Crypto Millionaire

    Sep 18 2019

    Do we have any board game fans in the house? Today we are pleased to welcome Jason Burwood to the show. Jason has developed a new crypto board game called Crypto Millionaire, and it’s a great way to introduce your friends and family to cryptocurrency. Also, our own Rachel Wolfson had the opportunity to sit down with Bobby Lee, the founder of BTCC, China’s first crypto exchange. Bobby has launched a new startup called Ballet, which builds un-hackable Bitcoin and crypto wallets with n...more

  • The $1 Billion Bitcoin Transaction - Bad News

    Sep 15 2019

    A massive transfer of over 94000 Bitcoins took place all at once this week. Who dunnit? Apple teases that they are open to cryptocurrency and then let everyone down by not saying anything about it during their recent product announcement event. And the US Treasury admits that terrorists are more likely to use cash then crypto for their activities. Huh. How ‘bout dat? Also, a Bitcoin treasure hunt is coming to college campuses and Dennis Rodman wants you to Coin. But after seeing his new...more

  • Divi is in Altcoin Season

    Sep 11 2019

    You can’t pick all the winners, but when Travis and I came across The Divi Project, we recognized something really unique. And during a season when altcoins have languished and suffered horribly, Divi’s token price has increased 300%. They must be doing something right and it’s not just asking us to be advisors. Today we catch up with Nick Saponaro of Divi to discuss the latest developments and why we are still excited about Masternodes.  The Altcoin Mastermind in Bali h...more

  • Bringing Crypto Mainstream

    Sep 08 2019

    The blockchain community can talk all it wants about crypto changing the world, but until real-world solutions that make adoption quick, easy and transparent take the stage, that’s just a dream. Perhaps dreams do come true. While attending the Altcoin Mastermind in Bali, we had the opportunity to speak with two founders who are moving the needle closer and closer to mainstream adoption. You’ll meet Brandon Burgason, Founder of MobiePay.io, whose solution allows you to spend or send...more

  • Bad News from Bali For 9/5/19

    Sep 06 2019

    Good golly, we are in Bali! That’s right, we are on the other side of the world for a crypto mastermind event. It’s absolutely beautiful here. And we could be on the beach right now, but there’s some blockchain news that needs to be covered. We’re here for you. Bitcoin shows signs that it may be preparing for its next move upward. Craig Wright says “that doesn’t work for me” to a court order to pay his old partner’s estate 500,000 bitcoin. And Bur...more

  • Building the World’s Best Crypto Exchange with Yoni Assia of eToro

    Sep 04 2019

    For years, Coinbase has been the first point of contact for Americans wanting to enter the crypto world. But turns out there’s been a player on the other side of the pond for a number of years that has attracted over 11 million customers. That exchange is called eToro and they’ve been building what they believe is the world’s best crypto platform since 2007. What? There hasn’t even been crypto that far back. Today we welcome Yoni Assia, the CEO and Founder of eToro to t...more

  • Real World Applications of Blockchain Technology

    Sep 01 2019

    One of the keys to mainstream adoption of crypto is proof of real-world blockchain use cases. It would be an understatement to say there’s some stuff happening in the space. There’s a LOT happening. And on today’s episode we welcome Matt Harding of Zage.io to the show. He and his team have compiled a 255-page report with insights from 102 blockchain leaders sharing current blockchain applications and what the future looks like. Shine up your crystal ball and pop a couple mento...more

  • Overstock CEO Bows Out - Bad News For 8/29/19

    Aug 30 2019

    Hello comrades. Welcome Democratic Republic of Bad Cryptopia. We added democratic because that’s what you do when you go full socialist. And big lead story today puts Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne in spotlight… something about him dating Russian spy and having information about last US Presidential election. So, he is no longer Overstock CEO. Peter Schiff says Bitcoin will never hit $50,000.  Tom Lee begs to differ. And a US judge calls shenanigans on Craig Wright… faketo...more

  • Crypto Coin Trader with Joe Blackburn

    Aug 28 2019

    Sometimes it feels like the Republic of Bad Cryptopia is the center of the blockchain Universe. But we know that we’re more like a moon… with a lambo on it… and plenty of bacon. There are many cool communities and pockets of blockchain buddies all over the world. And today we welcome Joe Blackburn, founder of Crypto Coin Trader, a Facebook community with over 100,000 members. Joe is also the host of the Bitcoin Radio podcast. And he laughs at our jokes. So we like him. ...more

  • Bad Cryptopia Fan Appreciation

    Aug 26 2019

    It’s said that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth. But we’re not sure if that’s true. Because after speaking with a number of our fans today, we are going to petition the World Happiness Council to consider The Republic of Bad Cryptopia to unseat the mouse house. We don’t have a dumb rodent as our mascot. Nor do we charge too much for knick knacks you’ll never use. So what do you have? We’ve got you, babe In celebration of episode #300 of this show, we...more

  • Bitcoins got Bakkt - Bad News For 8/22/19

    Aug 23 2019

    The US government has given the go-ahead for the Bakkt ETF to launch next month. That’s right, Baby’s got Bakkt. The IRS knows exactly how much bitcoin users owe the US treasury. Cause they’re the taxman, oh yeah, they’re the taxman. And Binance announces a competitive alternative to Facebook’s Libra… and Venus was her name. Not only do you get the latest blockchain and crypto news, but each story comes with a song reference. What more could you possibly w...more

  • Interesting Crypto Resources

    Aug 21 2019

    Where can you go to find some of the most interesting crypto resources on the web? This podcast is a great place to start, because we’ve Duck Duck Go’d stuff for you! I mean, you’re too busy for searching like a peon. That’s why we’re here. Today we’ll bring you a list of super-interesting crypto sites that you’ll want to visit for yourself.  From creating your own Bitcoin paper wallet and reading about all the times Bitcoin has died to a complete ...more

  • Virtual Reality with Halsey Minor’s Live Planet

    Aug 19 2019

    Imagine being in the front row to see the Rolling Stones and experiencing all the excitement of being completely immersed in a live show… without leaving your living room. Imagine sitting on the fifty-yard line for the Super Bowl with your favorite team playing for the world championship,  experiencing it as though you were there… without actually being there.  And without the guarantee that your team will be playing.  But you get the point. And today the show is pl...more

  • World Economic Collapse Approaching? Bad News For 8/15/19

    Aug 16 2019

    Is the world nearing financial collapse? Goldman Sachs publicly talks about the future of Bitcoin, the SEC delays Bitcoin ETF proposals… again, and Elon Musk has voiced support for a pro-crypto candidate for President. China’s central bank is close to launching its own cryptocurrency and we’re certain you’ll want to know which legendary athlete is choosing blockchain for his new venture. Here’s a hint. His name rhymes with Bike Smyson. Are you finding everything ...more

  • Crypto Roulette Returns

    Aug 14 2019

    Round and round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows. Today Travis and I are in Orlando for the Podcast Movement conference. And it’s one of those moments where we are together in the same room to record this show. So we thought we’d have a little fun. We all have heard of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Tron and Badcoin. But there are over 5000 coins and tokens listed on CoinGecko.com. Today we are going to spontaneously and randomly discover some of those cryptos b...more

  • Bitcoin Creator: Who is the Real Satoshi?

    Aug 11 2019

    Satoshi Nakamoto. He/she/they or zir is a mystery wrapped in an enigma shrouded in rumor, conjecture and conspiracy. Wrap all that in some bacon and you’ve got one heck of a tasty Bitcoin treat! So who is Satoshi Nakamoto? Today Travis NotaJoelo collectively examine the different theories surrounding the Patron Saint of Bitcoin, and we come to some inconclusive conclusions. And we’re going on the road again. This time we are heading to the beautiful island of Bali, and we will tell...more

  • Bitcoin Benefits While Stock Market Tanks - Bad News For 8/8/19

    Aug 09 2019

    The US stock markets take a hit and Bitcoin spikes. The Litecoin halving has happened with mining difficulty doubling. And Facebook tells investors they may have to cancel Libra due to regulatory issues. We’ve got all the freshest crypto and blockchain news, including a story about how a stoned customer accidentally tipped a pizza delivery girl $1000 in Bitcoin.   Salt and Pepper. Travis and Joel. Pizza and Bitcoin. Two out of three of those pairings are legendary. The other, well i...more

  • Southpark Meets Bitcoin

    Aug 07 2019

    What do Southpark, Bitcoin and vegetables have in common? They all play a role in this episode. In fact, if you are a fan of Bitcoin, Adult Swim or Broccoli, you’ll find something for everyone today. We’re pleased to welcome Rob Allen, aka Broccoli Rob to the show to discuss his new animated feature, Bitcoin and Friends. And then Algorand will be in the spotlight to discuss building a better blockchain. It’s all fun and games until Leticia Lettuce shows up, so remember to ea...more

  • The Most Amazix Podcast ever with Jose Macedo

    Aug 04 2019

    Token economics, security tokens, token sales and much more are on the menu today. We’re pleased to welcome Jose Macedo to the show. He’s Partner & Head of Advisory at AmaZix, one of the largest community management and advisory companies in the space, boasting over 100 team members and having partnered with over 120 ICO's raising a cumulative $1.3B. That’s a lot of cabbage. See. We’re not vegist at this show. In fact, we invite meat-eaters and vegetarians alike to ...more

  • More Crypto Cowbell with Crypto Christopher Walken

    Aug 01 2019

    Christopher Walken is a legend of acting. But he’s not here today. Instead we’ve got a legend of the crypto mining with a similar name. Crypto Christopher Walken, as he goes by, has been mining Bitcoin since 2010. That’s like… almost the beginning.  And today he joins us to discuss his crypto journey. And the other Christopher Walken may make an appearance as well. You just never know.  After all, we are bad… and in need of more cowbell. Welcome to epis...more

  • Fake Crypto Exchange Volume with Dmitriy Budorin

    Jul 29 2019

    The crypto markets are seeing higher volume then ever before. Certainly it must mean interest in Bitcoin is at an all-time high. Or could there be more subversive factors at play? Today we are joined by Dmitriy Budorin, CEO of Hacken. A global cybersecurity consultancy company with essential focus on blockchain security, Hacken has done significant research into crypto exchange volume and you are going to be shocked to discover what they have learned. Hold on to your lugnuts… it’s...more

  • Bitcoin Billionaires with Ben Mezrich

    Jul 25 2019

    Are the Winklevoss twins the lunk-headed jocks portrayed in the film, The Social Network? As author of The Accidental Billionaires, the book that became the inspiration for the film, Ben Mezrich has revisited his initial beliefs about the Winklevi and Mark Zuckerberg, and reveals all as he tells the story of what happened next in his new book, Bitcoin Billionaires. Today Ben joins us to share stories from his new book and give us his impressions of who Cameron and Tyler really are. The book als...more

  • Technopolis Moscow with Andrey Peshkov

    Jul 22 2019

    We hear a lot of stories about Russia. They want to outlaw crypto. They are hacking our elections. Russian women want to be mail-order brides. Some is rumor, some is true. But we do know that in some parts of Russia, blockchain is being encouraged. And today we’ll introduce you to Andrey Peshkov of the Technopolis Moscow Managing Company. Part of Moscow’s special economic zone, you’ll discover how our comrades in Russia are incentivizing Blockchain companies We hear a lot of s...more

  • Happy Birthaversary #2!

    Jul 19 2019

    On the first day, Travis and Joel came up with an idea. On the second day, they took action to make that idea a reality. And on the third day, that reality was unleashed to an unsuspecting world. And on the fourth day, they really didn’t do anything. Celebrating two years of extreme badness, this show, the hosts and the audience have been on a rollercoaster journey of crypto ups and down, hundreds of interviews, journeys around the world and even starting an altcoin that’s just p...more

  • Solid as a Block with Yael Tamar

    Jul 18 2019

    Real estate on the blockchain, the tokenization of physical assets and security token regulation. They might not sound like sexy topics, but Yael Tamar of SolidBlock makes them super-interesting. As CMO and Partner of this real estate focused alternative investment bank, Yael is a blockchain strategist, speaker, advisor, and mentor with much knowledge to share. Are you ready to do this? Then let’s go, friends. It’s the “aw hell, it’s Yael” episode #286 of The Bad C...more

  • CoinGecko with Bobby Ong

    Jul 15 2019

    Since we got into crypto, CoinMarketCap.com has been a staple in our daily regimen. But that’s all changed ever since we discovered CoinGecko.com. An analytics platform for tracking cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets. CoinGecko is more feature-rich than CoinMarketCap. And today we welcome Bobby Ong, creator of CoinGecko, to the show to discuss these cool features that you will want to know about. And since there is a gecko involved, you might also save money on your auto insurance. Liz...more

  • BCP Special: EOS Voice is Coming to Disrupt Social Media

    Jul 13 2019

    As marketing technologists and futurists, we attempt to see pinpoint the trends that are going to impact the masses. With the current social media landscape being in a constant state of controversy, it seems that the market is primed for disruption. We think the newest attempt by Block.one may be the social media site that finally brings social media to blockchain in a significant way. In fact, we’re so down with this that we are starting a new show based on what Block.one is calling EOS...more

  • In the Court of the Crypto Queen, Jillian Godsil

    Jul 11 2019

    Today we welcome our favorite Irish crypto enthusiast, Jillian Godsil, to the show. Known to some as the Crypto Queen, Jillian has made a mark in the crypto world through her writings, speeches and leadership. We discuss the importance of having women in blockchain and toss in a few bad Irish accents. Ours are bad. Hers is real. It’s the top o’ the morning and kiss our blarney stones episode #284 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/284 SUBSCRIBE, RA...more

  • Taking Crypto Wallets to the Next Level with Paul Puey

    Jul 08 2019

    Crypto wallets. What once started as storing your Bitcoin on a piece of paper has evolved into using apps and hardware to become the new secure storage facilities. Some software wallets are pretty basic, but others are upping their game by providing the ability to store multiple assets, swap cryptos on the fly and to facilitate the buying and selling of cryptos. Paul Puey has created one such wallet and it’s called Edge. Today we welcome Paul to the show to discuss not only his product, b...more

  • Swapping Cryptos with Eric Benz of Changelly

    Jul 04 2019

    Swapping cryptos should be as easy as clicking a button, right? Well with services like Changelly, that’s the point. And Eric Benz, the CEO of Changelly is with us today to discuss making crypto easy-to-use for the masses. We’re also super pumped to be welcoming Eric Tippetts of NASGO to the show today. A platform designed to help artists, influencers, small businesses and small-to-medium enterprises, retail chains, government entities and even sovereign nations become tokenized, th...more

  • McAfee: Live and in Exile!

    Jul 01 2019

    It was way back on episode #100 that we first encountered John McAfee. It was… interesting. And then on episode #200 we welcomed Sir Mac back to the show for a second go around. It was interesting and entertaining. Well guess what?  It’s time for a third go around with crypto’s wacky truthsayer.  Does that mean this is episode #300? In our hearts it is, but we’re not quite there yet. But John has so much to say, and let’s face it, with him on the run fro...more

  • Checking Your Cryptos with Blockfolio

    Jun 27 2019

    Blockfolio. It’s the addictive app that has us swiping down many times each day to see the current price of cryptocurrencies. 5 million users track more than 8000 coins and tokens in the app every day. You are likely one of them. Today we welcome Edward Moncada, the CEO and co-founder of Blockfolio, to the show. From Blockfolio’s unprecedented growth to Travis’ Nintendonitis, we’ve got an informative and entertaining discussion to bring your way. Also, we discovered a u...more

  • The Big Business of Virtual Items with William Quigley of WAX

    Jun 24 2019

    If you aren’t into gaming, you might not be aware that every year millions of people buy, sell and trade virtual items online. In-game currency, virtual weapons or armor and character skins are some just of the digital items that people buy with real-world currency. The Worldwide Asset eXchange gives people access to a global community of collectors and traders, buyers and sellers, creators and gamers, merchants, dApp creators, and game developers. Today we welcome William Quigley of WAX ...more

  • Is Hashgraph Better Than Blockchain?

    Jun 20 2019

    Just when you thought you were dealing with game-changing, cutting-edge technology with Blockchain, someone has to come along and say “wait a minute.. We can do better.” And that’s exactly what the folks at Hedera believe. Inventors of the Hashgraph tech, Hedera intends to make distributed concensus fast, fair and secure. And in case that’s not enough nerdiness for you, we’re going to kick it up a notch by introducing you to Nigel Smart. A Professor of Cryptography...more

  • IEOs 101 with Lionel Iruk

    Jun 17 2019

    Old McToshi had a startup, EIEIO. And for that startup he needed cash, EIEIO. With a crowdfund here and a crowdfund there, here a block, there a chain, everywhere a blockchain. Yes, Old McToshi needed cash, but how to raise you know? In the past we’ve discussed ICOs and STOs, but today we enter the realm of the IEO, the Initial Exchange Offering. And we’re joined by Lionel Iruk, Managing Partner at Empire Global Partners, to help make sense of this latest form of crypto crowdfunding...more

  • Crypto for Good with The Giving Block

    Jun 13 2019

    Cryptocurrency. The promise of decentralized money that would bring power back to the people. Just imagine how much good can take place as a result? Unfortunately, anywhere financial gain makes an appearance, people with only their own profit in mind show up to capitalize on it. There’s nothing wrong with making profit. But what if you could do good by helping non-profits prosper in the new crypto world? We’ve invited Alex Wilson and Patrick Duffy from The Giving Block to join us at...more

  • The Crypto Trader Show with Ran Neuner

    Jun 10 2019

    North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Yes, cryptocurrency is the revolution heard around the world. Ok, Antarctica too. And today we’re pleased to welcome our friend Ran Neuner to the show. Host of CNBC Africa’s wildly popular The Crypto Trader Show, Ran has a great story to tell. And a great accent with which to tell it. No matter what time of day you are listening, we’re about to have a Neuner. See, we’re always thinking of you. It’s ...more

  • The New Internet with Shannon Grinnell

    Jun 06 2019

    What’s one way to know that mainstream crypto adoption is on the way? Not only does mainstream news report on it more frequently, but some filmmakers find it fascinating and begin documenting the industry. There are a number of blockchain-related documentaries now in the works and today we welcome Shannon Grinnell to the show to discuss her project, The New Internet. Twenty years from now a public completely used to using crypto will be viewing these documentaries and saying “rememb...more

  • Off the Blockchain with Jeremy Musighi

    Jun 03 2019

    What does decentralized governance mean for the future of humanity? How will blockchain upgrade Web 2.0 to Web 3.0? And is Coke really better than Pepsi? Today we welcome Jeremy Musighi of Immutable Capital to the show to discuss two out of three of the questions I just asked. He knows quite a bit about blockchains, but we’re not sure if he is a soda expert. As for us, well we’re just two dudes talking crypto and we’re going off the blockchain for episode #273 of The Bad Cryp...more

  • Bad News for May 29, 2019 - LIVE on CastBox.fm

    May 31 2019

    You don’t get the title futurist by doing what everyone else is doing. You get it by trying new things and playing with the new toys before all the other kids. So in the spirit of trying something new, today’s episode was recorded live on a very cool podcast app called Castbox.fm. Their new Livecast feature allowed us to cover the news for the week with a live studio audience. And it was super fun to read people’s comments and receive call-ins for this show. We talked about B...more

  • Gold, Weed and News

    May 30 2019

    Money can buy a lot of things. Many financial advisors will tell you to diversify and invest some of your funds in precious metals. Both Travis and I like gold, as does Andreas Kalteis, CEO of NovemGold. They are seeking to change how gold is bought, sold and stored around the world. Another thing money can buy can be purchased legally in some places… and not so much in others. While I was away in Toronto, Travis commandeered the mic and interviewed Michael Wagner and Gabriel Allred from...more

  • Building Blockchains with Ark.io

    May 27 2019

    Building blockchains ain’t easy. There’s programming to be programmed. There’s coding to be coded. There’s blocking to be blockified. The truth is, I don’t understand that part of it all that well. But Ark.io does. And they’ve developed a new push-button system that allows anyone to deploy their own blockchain quickly and easily. We met with Travis Walker and Justin Renken of Ark at Consensus in New York, and today we will share that discussion with you. We k...more

  • Da Hongfei of NEO Live from Consensus 2019

    May 23 2019

    It’s a cold and rainy day in New York City, but crypto and blockchain enthusiasts from all over the world are here for the continents’ biggest crypto event of the year, Consensus 2019 We’re encased in a see-through podcast booth, almost like animals in a zoo. And we’ve got a number of fantastic guests here to discuss their blockchain projects. You’ll learn about Bravocoin.com, a blockchain-based alternative to Yelp. Nick Saponora from DIVI Project pops in for a qu...more

  • The Blockchain Marketing Tech Space with Donny Dvorin

    May 21 2019

    Advertising, content marketing, social media marketing, e-commerce and data. What do these marketing technologies have in common? All of them are poised for serious disruption as their blockchain equivalents are beginning to surface. Today, we welcome Donny Dvorin of NeverStopMarketing to the show to examine the blockchain mar-tech landscape. We’ll also recap our experience at Consensus 2019 and perhaps sing a lyric or two from a Beatles’ song. It’s all in a day’s work i...more

  • Security Tokens with Blueshare

    May 16 2019

    It's actually a cool sunny day in New York City and Mr. Travis Wright and what's left of his voice and I are in New York for consensus. The continent's largest blockchain event and we are talked out and yet we love you so much that we're here to present an episode. Get ready for a great interview with the folks from Blueshare.io all about security tokens in this episode number 268, of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/268 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple ...more

  • Rating the Crypto Exchanges with On Yavin

    May 13 2019

    When you think of crypto exchanges, which do you think are the best? Binance? HITBtc? Bittrex? Gemini? Wouldn’t it be good to have objective data on which crypto exchanges get the highest ratings for legitimacy and which are more on the questionable side? On Yavin of Cointelligence has some great data that will open your eyes. They’ve done some great work evaluating exchanges in some key metric areas. As they say, “knowledge is power.”We’re going to open the firehou...more

  • Binance Hacked for $40 Million - Bad News for 5/8/19

    May 09 2019

    Binance is the latest crypto hack victim, with over $40 million in Bitcoin stolen. Fidelity is really close to rolling out institutional Bitcoin trading. And Facebook continues to work on their own crypto. We’ve got the latest blockchain news you need to know. Regardless of your politics, religion, race, creed or hamburger preference, we welcome all to the Republic of Bad Cryptopia. It’s a happy, shiny crypto Utopia where all join hands and sing KumByBitcoin. Except for Roger Ver. H...more

  • Living on Bitcoin with Didi Taihuttu

    May 06 2019

    Imagine believing in Bitcoin so much that you sold everything you had and pledged to live the truly decentralized life. That describes Didi Taihuttu perfectly. Sell the house! Sell the car! Sell the kids! Wait, don’t sell the kids! Today, we’ll speak with Didi about what motivated him to sell all the things and live the bitcoin life. We’ll also hit you up with a BADcoin update, and maybe we’ll burst into song. You never can tell. You don’t have to sell everything to...more

  • Unstoppable Domains & Cryptointegrity

    May 02 2019

    What if domain names were truly useful in the blockchain space? If Brad Kam of Unstoppable Domains has his way, we’ll be sending crypto to domain names, as easy as email, instead of super-long and confusing wallet addresses.And what happens when research on exchanges reveals questionable trades? It makes the crypto markets look icky. And Dmitry of Cryptointegrity isn’t pulling any punches.In other words, it’s about to get all real here my friends. Just remember, we are but two ...more

  • Blockchain Basics Revisited with Peter Kent

    Apr 29 2019

    How long have you been listening to Bad Crypto? Are you a card-carrying member of the Republic of Bad Cryptopia or are you new to show?We thought it would be a good time to do a refresher on some blockchain basics. And to help us out, we’ve invited Peter Kent, author of Cryptocurrency Mining for Dummies” book, to the show. We think Peter explains blockchain better than we do, so we’re going to let him do a lot of talking. And besides, he’s British, so his accent is fabulo...more

  • BREAKING NEWS! BADcoin is Now Mineable

    Apr 26 2019

    It started as token designed to serve our community. It was worthless. And people trading Badcoin on the bitshares exchange quickly discovered that when we said worthless… we meant it. But what started as a joke, soon became the seed of an idea that has now come to fruition. The BADcoin blockchain has officially launched, and we’re pleased to announce that it is a mineable token that you can start mining right now! Today we will discuss how to get your BAD wallet, swap out your ol...more

  • Live from Paris Blockchain Week Summit

    Apr 25 2019

    There’s nothing like surrounding yourself with people smarter than yourself. And that’s exactly what we are experiencing now as we are onstage at the Paris Blockchain Week Summit!Attended by over 1500 people at the incomparable Station F, the team has done a great job of putting together a first-rate event packed with knowledge.Today we’re pleased to show you the future of trading crypto futures, as we welcome Adam Todd of Digitex Futures to the show.We’ve also got Alex M...more

  • Viktor Radchenko Founder, Trust Wallet Binance

    Apr 22 2019

    Mass crypto adoption will take place when it become simple and easy to buy, sell and store tokens. Viktor Radchenko, founder of Trust Wallet, intends to play a role in making this happen. Now owned by Binance, Trust Wallet is helping the massive crypto exchange continue its mission to make cryptocurrency easy to use and give users full control over their digital assets. What’s in your wallet? Hopefully lots of shiny tokens. Join us for episode #261 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show N...more

  • Crypto Legislation & The Future of Social Media

    Apr 18 2019

    While United States citizens await official approval of ETFs by the securities and exchange commission and rulings on the future of cryptos from other government agencies, some states are taking matters into their own hands. The great state of Wyoming is leading the way by passing pro-blockchain legislation that the governor is signing.Today we welcome Caitlin Long to the show. She’s been leading the charge to make Wyoming a haven for blockchain companies and she’s having an impact.T...more

  • Swimming with the Crypto Sharks with Kevin Harrington

    Apr 15 2019

    Do we have fans of the hit TV show Shark Tank in the house? If so, you’re going to be as excited as we are today. We have the pleasure of welcoming one of the original sharks to the show. Kevin Harrington has gone down the crypto rabbit hole and is an advisor on a number of blockchain projects.As the pioneer of the television infomercial and an entrepreneur who has launched more than $5 billion dollar in products, you’ll want to lean in and listen closely as Kevin shares his thoughts...more

  • The Blockchain Sisterhood with Jen Greyson

    Apr 11 2019

    Are the robots going to take over? Or can AI and blockchain calm our fears about this? Jen Greyson has thoughts on this and more. As one of the Top 8 women in Crypto, Founder of the Blockchain Sisterhood, and CEO/Founder of CO.CO--the "Airbnb" of office space, Jen proposes that women are the answer to crypto adoption. We’ll discuss why, and you aren’t likely to get an argument from us. We’re packing our bags for Paris, but here’s a show before we go. Ooh la la! It&rsquo...more

  • Charting the Crypto Charts with Trader Cobb

    Apr 08 2019

    Here at the Republic of Bad Cryptopia, we love our Aussie listeners. Well, we love all our listeners, but we want to give a special shoutout to our friends down under. And in the spirit of this recognition, today we welcome Trader Cobb back to the show to discuss what the crypto charts are saying.It’s like looking into a crystal ball and finding fish in it. Well, that’s actually just a fish bowl.It’s the put another prawn on the barbie episode #257 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. F...more

  • Blockchain Remembers with Annie Qi

    Apr 05 2019

    How can blockchain solve real world problems? There’s so much more to it than just Bitcoin. AI, machine learning and the Internet of things are all wrapped up in this bundle of revolutionary tech. Today we are joined by Annie Qi, a blockchain and ICO marketing consultant, and podcaster, to discuss all these futury things that are happening today. We love to welcome the female gender to our show because crypto needs women. Annie overdelivers and you’ll be glad you listened in. And ...more

  • Bad Crypto Bonus! - Bitcoin Bust Through Major Resistance.

    Apr 02 2019

    We just released an episode yesterday titled “Will the Crypto Winter Ever End?” So, funny story… while many of you were listening to that show Bitcoin and the crypto markets suddenly and unexpectedly came to life! In fact, at one point Bitcoin passed $5000 on one exchange. But as of this recording it is sitting at $4700.So does this mean the thaw is happening? Are we entering the crypto Spring? Or is this just some whales toying with us?Today we’ll try to give you some a...more

  • Become a Coin Genius with Jeremy Born

    Apr 01 2019

    Coin: a flat, typically round piece of metal with an official stamp, used as money. Genius: a person who is exceptionally intelligent or creative, either generally or in some particular respect. CoinGenius: an advanced intelligence and analytics platform specifically intended for cryptocurrency traders. Today we welcome Jeremy Born, the creator of Coin Genius, to the show to discuss a new platform that runs on AI and machine learning. If all goes according to plan, it will empower crypto trad...more

  • State of the Cryptos with David Drake

    Mar 28 2019

    Is the Crypto winter almost over? What lessons have we learned from last year’s crypto exuberance? And what role will active governance take in the blockchain world going forward?These are just some of the questions addressed as we welcome David Drake back to the show for an encore performance. With a special interest in real estate tokenization, David has been around the crypto block a few times and you’ll enjoy hearing what he has to say.We’ve got words and things to say as w...more

  • Gox Rising with Brock Pierce

    Mar 25 2019

    Mt. Gox. The very mention of the now defunct exchange brings shivers to the bitcoin world and tears to those who lost their crypto in 2014. But all is not lost, says Brock Pierce. In fact, Brock is on a mission to make Mt Gox victims whole again with the project Goxrising. Today, Brock is joined by attorney Andrew Rossow for an epic discussion of how he intends to help revive Mt. Gox and bring equity back to those who have been burned by the bankrupt exchange. It’s said that those who do...more

  • BADcoin is Coming! Guest: Marshall Long

    Mar 21 2019

    What started out as a worthless token created to help our listeners understand how crypto works is about to become a real thing with a real function… to make crypto fair for everyone to mine. Ladies and Gentlemen, today we welcome Marshall Long, crypto OG, to the show to discuss the creation of the new BADcoin blockchain. This may be the most exciting thing to come out of the Republic of Bad Cryptopia, and you aren’t going to want to miss a satoshi second of this show. Dig your ol...more

  • Digital Identity with Vinny Lingham of Civic

    Mar 18 2019

    If blockchain can be used to solve the double-spending problem and keep an immutable ledger, why can’t it be used to validate identity? Well, it can. And if Vinny Lingham has his way, his project will lead the way in the global digital identity revolution. Civic has an app that stores your digital identity and makes it as simple as scanning a QR Code to prove that you are who you are. Today we speak to Vinny about Civic, Bitcoin, blockchain and the future of crypto. In spite of Travis wa...more

  • SPECIAL EPISODE: Paris Blockchain Week

    Mar 16 2019

    Paris Blockchain Week is the biggest Blockchain & Digital Assets event in Europe. During one week in the City of Lights, numerous events will be held by the most prominent blockchain organizations. On April 13 2019, join us for a week in the biggest concentration of events peaking with the flagship event: Paris Blockchain Week Summit on April 16-17 in the largest incubator in the world: Station F.‍During the week, expect meetups, keynotes, workshops, hackathons, dinners and parties in ou...more

  • Changpeng Zhao (CZ), CEO of Binance

    Mar 14 2019

    Founded in 2017, Binance is now the world’s biggest crypto exchange based on trading volume. Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ in the crypto world, is the CEO responsible for this virtually overnight success. Today we’re pleased to welcome CZ to the show for a discussion that covers the gamut. From humble beginnings to crypto world domination, we’ve got it all. And now, you are gonna get it. In fact, after this interview you’ll be saying “Thank you, sirs. May I have anot...more

  • Take Me To Your Masternode with Tim Sanders & Nick Saponaro of DiviProject

    Mar 11 2019

    What the heck is a masternode and why should you care? Well, of all the topics we’ve been asked to cover on this show, masternodes have been requested again and again. Masternodes used to be complex, but with today’s guest you’ll discover how easy it can be to begin mining crypto. We welcome Tim Sanders and Nick Saponaro from DiviProject to deliver the goods and help make you master of your own masternode. It’s episode #249 of The Bad Crypto Podcast Full Show Notes at:&...more

  • Crypto 101 with Matthew Aaron

    Mar 07 2019

    We present, for your consideration, a tale of two podcasts. Both about blockchain. Both targeted for newbies. Both started within 3 days of one another. Both with at least one devastatingly handsome host. The Bad Crypto Podcast launched on July 18th, 2017. Matthew Aaron’s Crypto 101 launched on July 21st, 2017. Coincidence? Or perhaps there are deeper forces at work. Forces that would have you believe that all the world needs to know about blockchain. Forces that want you to HODL. Forces ...more

  • Live from ETHDenver

    Mar 04 2019

    It’s a snowy day in Denver and we are surrounded by a cornucopia of intelligence and creativity at ETHDenver. The State of Colorado is a thriving hub of Ethereum blockchain innovation and today we’re going to bring you proof. John Paller was and Kevin Owocki are going to join us for a special panel where we’ll explore the future of work. Sean Li of Formatic is going to tell us about buidling a mo’ betta Metamask. And several unsuspecting audience members are going to hav...more

  • The Crypto Factor with Paul Democritou

    Mar 01 2019

    Andreas Antonopolous. John McAfee. Roger Ver. What do they all have in common? Well, yes, they have all been guests on this show. But what ELSE do they have in common? Along with a number of other blockchain luminaries, they are in a new book by Paul Democritou. It’s called The Crypto Factor, and it provides a peek behind the blockchain to discover what it will take to succeed in the crypto world. Today we welcome Paul to the show to discuss this book and we’ll share how you can w...more

  • After the Hack with Ian Balina

    Feb 27 2019

    You may remember in 2018 when crypto YouTuber Ian Balina had $2 million in crypto stolen from him while he was broadcasting live. We are pleased to say that we had nothing to do with it.And we’re also pleased to welcome Ian back to the show for his second appearance. He’ll discuss the theft, as well as his current thoughts about the crypto space.Try not to get hacked while you listen to this episode because that would be a super-creepy coincidence. It’s episode #245 of The Bad...more

  • Andreas M. Antonopoulos Drops Blockchain Knowledge Bombs

    Feb 25 2019

    No person has been more requested as a guest for this show than Andreas Antonopolous. An incredible thinker with a passion for blockchain technology, Andreas has become one of the most trusted names in the industry. Today we’re pleased to welcome Andreas to the show to answer a bunch of questions, both from us and from listeners to this show.  It’s a jam-packed conversation and you aren’t going to want to miss a beat. In fact, you may want to listen to it twice and pass i...more

  • Elon Musk Says Paper Money is Going Away

    Feb 22 2019

    It’s all sunshine and rainbows in the Republic of Bad Cryptopia as the crypto markets have taken a nice ride upwards this week. With Bitcoin dancing around $4000, people are wondering if the bull run could be near. Or is this just another head fake? The Bitcoin symbol is now on the Google keyboard, so that’s something, right? Elon Musk says paper money is going away. And Tim Draper says only criminals will use cash in just five years. I read the news today, oh boy… and my b...more

  • Is Craig Wright the Real Satoshi?

    Feb 20 2019

    Brock Pierce. Roger Ver. John McAfee. The Bad Crypto Hall of Fame has welcomed many of these legendary blockchain personalities. But today we are pleased to welcome the man who has claimed to be part of the team who created the Bitcoin whitepaper… Satoshi Nakomoto. Dr. Craig Wright says Bitcoin core is not true to his original vision, but Bitcoin Cash SV is. He’s incredibly opinionated and doesn’t care what you think. After all, he’s got a super phat stack of Bitcoin. ...more

  • Exploring the EOS Ecosystem with Kurt Braget

    Feb 18 2019

    In what was one of the most unusual and successful ICOs in crypto history, EOS raised $1 billion dollars in their year long token sale. Now on it’s own blockchain, EOS is quietly gaining adoption for dAPP creation among the development community. We weren’t aware of just how many dAPPs were being built and used until we met Kurt Braget, a card-carrying member of the Republic of Bad Cryptopia. Today, we welcome Kurt to the show to discuss the EOS ecosystem and we guarantee you are go...more

  • Crypto Love - Bad News for 2/14/19

    Feb 15 2019

    Ah… It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. We love our cryptos and we love our listeners. So much love. Crypto ATMs are being installed in the Philippines. We love that.Mortgage rates are low and could fuel a crypto boom. Ya gotta love that.Brock Pierce wants to help make Mt. Gox whole again. What’s not to love?JP Morgan is rolling out the first US bank-backed cryptocurrency. Not sure there is much love there.And we’ve got a list of the top-ten most crypto f...more

  • Going Full tZero with Patrick Byrne

    Feb 13 2019

    As the head of Overstock.com, Patrick Byrne has been on the front line of crypto adoption. His site has been accepting Bitcoin since 2014. But now Patrick is selling Overstock so he can focus full time on tZero, a blockchain-based trading platform. Today we welcome Patrick back to the show to discuss what’s up at this new project as well as to get his thoughts on the state of crypto. Two of the dumbest guys in crypto get to interview one of the smartest guys? Sounds like a good deal to us...more

  • Anarchy and Liberty with Jeff Berwick

    Feb 11 2019

    Depending on where you live in the world, you have a certain amount of freedom. If you live in North Korea, you don’t have much individual liberty. If you live in the United States, you are in the country founded on the greatest amount of individual liberty ever. But how free are you really? Today’s guest, Jeff Berwick, says you aren’t nearly as free as you think you are. And he believes cryptocurrency can be the great leveler to make governments less powerful, thereby making ...more

  • Facebook Goes Blockchain - Bad News for 2/7/19

    Feb 08 2019

    Some say a crypto rally is expected one year before the next halving, Facebook makes their first blockchain acquisition and a Canadian exchange has lost all their crypto in a story with a bizarre twist. But bizarre is the new normal in the blockchain world. And bizarre is normal for the Republic of Bad Cryptopia. Come inside, kick off your shoes and grab an adult beverage from the fridge. You’re always welcome here. Welcome to the Bad News episode #237 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Sho...more

  • The Most Insecure Cellphone Providers with Oz Sultan

    Feb 06 2019

    After our last episode featuring Michael Terpin, the entrepreneur who had his cell phone sim card jacked and subsequently lost $24 million in crypto, we thought it would be important to understand which cell phone carriers were the most and least secure. Today we welcome Oz Sultan back to the show. An expert well versed in counterterrorism, social media and big data, Oz will explain why some carriers are crypto theft heaven and others are more secure. We’ll even rank the major US carriers...more

  • $24 Million in Crypto Stolen with Michael Terpin

    Feb 04 2019

    What would you do if you discovered that your cell phone had been hacked and that $24 million dollars in crypto was gone? It happened to Michael Terpin, founder of BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups. As a result, Michael is suing his cellular carrier, AT&T, for ten times that amount. Today we speak with Michael about the hack, the lawsuit and the future of cryptocurrency. Hold on to your SIM card because there are some bad people out there. It&rs...more

  • The Crypto Rollercoaster Continues - Bad News for 1/31/19

    Feb 01 2019

    Round the world and home againThat's the podcast’s wayFaster faster, faster faster There’s no earthly way of knowing (knowing)Which direction crypto’s going (going)There’s no knowing where it’s going (going)Or which way the market’s flowing (flowing) Is it selling, is it buyingIs an alt-coin out there crying Another fork of bitcoin is showingSo the blockchain must be growingAre the fires of JP Morgan glowingIs the the SEC reaper mowingYes, the danger must b...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 058: Drife, Eventchain

    Jan 31 2019

    Imagine this. You’re ready for a big night out to go see a show. But you need tickets for the event and a way to get to your destination.Well hold up. Before you call for that Uber, consider there might be a better blockchain-based solution in the works. And before you pay a scalper an overpriced amount for your ticket, be aware that blockchain has already provided a better solution.Today, we’ll speak with the founders of Drife and Eventchain to explore how their projects are going t...more

  • Ravencoin Forevermore with Tron Black

    Jan 30 2019

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I checked my crypto, weak and weary,Over many a tear for the volume of forgotten crypto lore—While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,As of someone gently rapping, rapping on my door.“’Tis some bull run?,” I muttered, “tapping on my door?—Only bears and nothing more.” And now Ravencoin, today we’re sittingWith Tron Black, the lead developer rapping at our door;And his eyes have all the seemin...more

  • Introducing The Bad Boys of Tech

    Jan 29 2019

    Technology news, reviews, software, apps, gadgets and enterprise solutions, all delivered with a healthy helping of attitude! The Bad Boys of Tech features Internet pioneers and best-selling authors Joel Comm, Stewart Rogers and Travis Wright. Welcome to a show for tech nerbs, geeks, dweebs, dorks and enthusiasts of all ages, genders, nationalities and shoe sizes. It's so bad, it's good! Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts:Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Overcast | Google Podcasts | RSS

  • Supply Chain on Blockchain with Eric Piscini

    Jan 28 2019

    Don’t eat that fish. You don’t where it’s been! From fisher to vessel to buyer to processor to distributor to restaurant or grocery store to you. It’s a long-complicated chain that provides many opportunities for things to go wrong. But what if you could be able to trace that fish all the way from the end of the rod or net to your table and into your mouth with a high confidence of trust? That’s what putting supply chain on blockchain can do for you. Today we welc...more

  • John McAfee in Exile - Bad News for 1/24/19

    Jan 25 2019

    We hope John McAfee lives forever because watching his story play out is so dang entertaining. And now, the US government is charging him with using cryptocurrencies for criminal acts. He’s got a lot to say about it as he is in exile. Bitcoin continues to hover around the $3500 mark and some miners are going out of business. But you can buy Bitcoin at more and more grocery stores. How is the US Government shutdown affecting crypto progress? Is it true that we’ll be at SXSW 2019 for...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 057: Loyakk & Rivetz

    Jan 24 2019

    Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, zes and zirs, humans and aliens, regardless of what you are, your life is going to be impacted by blockchain technology. The goal is for you to not even realize that the tech is helping you, just like swiping a credit card. But regardless, it takes companies building out this technology that will one day be completely transparent to end users. Today we bring you companies like this, speak to them about what they hope to accomplish and toss in a smattering o...more

  • Tokenizing The World With Bruce Fenton

    Jan 23 2019

    Have you ever bought shares in a company on the stock market? A standard way of investing, blockchain digital securities may revolutionize this age-old model. Today, we welcome Bruce Fenton of the Satoshi Roundtable Conference to the show. Our own CryptoChick, Rachel Wolfson, caught up with Bruce recently and we think you’ll be fascinated by his take on the future of tokenizing securities. Right now, someone is brushing their teeth. Right now, someone is scratching an itch on their nose. ...more

  • How to Do Your 2018 Bitcoin & Crypto Taxes with Drew Kernosky

    Jan 21 2019

    It’s the most horrible time of the year. Time to get off your asses and calculate taxes cause taxman is near. It should be the IRS that you fear. Yes, blockchain buddies and crypto comrades, it’s time to start thinking about how to manage your crypto gains and losses from last year. And to help us sort through it all, we’ve got blockchain CPA Drew Kernosky along for the ride. We’ll discuss crypto tax basics, loss harvesting, ICO taxation, tools to help you do the math an...more

  • Bad News for Thursday, Jan 17th 2019

    Jan 18 2019

    Bitcoin is going to dip below $3000 says one crypto trader, the Constantinople hard fork promises to upgrade Ethereum as it moves from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, and Cryptopia was hacked. We’re knee-deep in virtual snow as the crypto winter goes on and on. What will bring the thaw and when will it happen? It’s the Bad News episode #228 of The Bad Crypto Podcast Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/228 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in...more

  • Crypto for Good with Tour de Crypto

    Jan 14 2019

    A decentralized ledger such as bitcoin is not only good for freedom-loving people, but the nature of crypto can lead to many other positive benefits. In other words, you can do a lot of good with bitcoin and other digital currencies. Today we are pleased to welcome Blake Rizzo, co-founder of the Tour de Crypto, to the show. Tour de Crypto is the first annual cycling road trip created to raise cryptocurrency awareness for charity. The first tour consisted of 2 riders cycling across the US from N...more

  • Bitcoin Turns 10 Years Old! Bad News for 1/10/19

    Jan 11 2019

    Happy Birthday, Bitcoin! Yes, the little crypto that could has turned 10 years old. Ah, they grow up so fast. Proof of keys is kind of a big deal, and we’ll tell you why. The hacker group is threatening to release the truth about 9/11 unless paid in Bitcoin. Ross Ulbricht is trying to get Roger Ver’s help in seeking a Presidential pardon. And Jed McCaleb disses on TRON. I’m back from 12 days in an undisclosed tropical location and Travis is circumnavigating the globe to sample...more

  • Crypto Turnaround with Jason Brink

    Jan 07 2019

    2017 saw the rise of the ICO like never before. But with 2018’s market crash, many of these projects are having a hard time getting off the ground. So what do you do when your crypto project is struggling? And how do you evaluate which projects have real long-term potential. Today, we welcome back Jason “BitBender” Brink to the show to discuss the crypto turnaround. He’s been evaluating many projects and has latched on to one struggling project that he believes can not o...more

  • 2019 Crypto Predictions

    Jan 02 2019

    Happy New Year! It’s 2019 and we are one year closer to the next halvening. What will this year bring for blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiasts? Will we see a bull run or will the markets continue to languish? Will there be new crypto-friendly legislation? Which giants of tech will make big blockchain moves? And is John McAfee beginning to think about which condiments he’ll be needing for a scary feast? We at the Republic of Bad Cryptopia don’t have a crystal ball, but we&...more

  • 2018 Crypto Year in Review

    Dec 31 2018

    2018 is coming to a close and what a year it has been! From the euphoria of all-time highs to the reality of one of the most dramatic corrections the crypto world has ever seen. We’ve seen it all. ICOs slowly went out of fashion, the SEC has taken action and the Bitcoin world is disrupted by forks. Meanwhile, every moment of every day, all around the world, blockchain technology moves in one direction.. .forward. And that’s because big businesses and entrepreneurs alike see the oppo...more

  • Female Founders: Tokenizing Art, Finance & Luxury

    Dec 28 2018

    Technology has traditionally been a male-dominated space, but more and more women are bringing great value to the blockchain world. Yay, equality! Today, we are celebrating the female of the species by introducing you to three individuals born with two XX chromosomes. Each of them are building out cool projects that we think you’ll enjoy. And to up the ante, each of these interviews is conducted by one of our resident Crypto Chicks, Rachel Wolfson and Sarah Austin. There are only two gen...more

  • Giving the Gift of Crypto

    Dec 24 2018

    Twas the night before Christmas, and all at Bad CryptoWere wondering when bitcoin t’would recover, you knowFrom highs of last year to lows that hurt badWhile blockchain is good, prices have been sad The hope of new ways to transact did burn brightWould bitcoin come back this next year? It just might!On Travis, on Joel, on Bad Crypto teamOn listeners, on critics, we’re just gaining steam. If you’ve been good or if you’ve been bad,The fact that you’re here makes us ...more

  • Crypto Rallies and What's Up with Ronnie? Bad News for 12/20/18

    Dec 21 2018

    It would seem that Bitcoin and most crypto have taken a turn for the better this week as Bitcoin has crossed the $4000 threshold once again. Does this mean we’ve all been good little boys and girls? In spite of that, some are still saying Bitcoin is dead, John McAfee sounds a little bit like Darth Vader, and it’s not a good idea to make it rain in Hong Kong. We’re also going to address the elephant in the living room. What happened to our frequent guest, Mr. Ronnie Moas? And ...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 056: Coinpayments, Darico & ZenSports

    Dec 20 2018

    Blockchain technology is far ahead of adoption, but today’s show is focused on solutions intended to help further that adoption. You’ll discover a tool designed to help merchants accept over 1000 different coins as payment, a portfolio of tools designed to help investors make their crypto sailing smooth, and a new peer-to-peer decentralized system for those who like to bet on the sportsballs and other things. This is ain’t your father’s blockchain show. Well, odds are yo...more

  • Real Crypto Talk with Brock Pierce

    Dec 17 2018

    He may have started off as a child movie star (remember The Mighty Ducks?), but he is also a tech and crypto pioneer who has been part of more projects than you know. He’s got much to say and we just want to get right to it. So welcome to episode #219 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/219 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/google Spotify: http://badco.in/spotify FOL...more

  • Baby, It's Cold Outside - Bad News for 12/14/18

    Dec 15 2018

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but not in the crypto markets. Frosty is feeling the cold of the bitcoin winter. And even if Santa Claus comes to town, he appears to be bringing the Grinch along with him. No matter, because we invite you to snuggle all warm by the fire, drink eggnog and remember how much better last December was! Today we’ll share the latest market news and reasons to be optimistic that Spring will eventually arrive. For now, Baby it’s cold outsi...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 055 - Javvy, Worbli & Omni Bazaar

    Dec 13 2018

    As we get closer to wrapping up 2018, it’s amazing to see how many blockchain projects continue to move forward in spite of a down market. In fact, some of these projects are even more innovative and revolutionary than the ones that preceded them. Today we’ve got great content coming your way as we engage with founders of three such projects. They’ve got big dreams and visions, and we thought they merited your attention. Baby, it’s cold outside. But it’s warm and s...more

  • Crypto Data Your Way with Clay Collins of Nomics

    Dec 10 2018

    There are so many ways to examine crypto market data. You can examine the numbers, make pretty charts and invite people over for a crypto data party. But for those serious about data analysis, the more tools we have the better. Today we welcome Clay Collins of Nomics.com to the show to discuss how their platform is making crypto data available to exchanges in ways that empower crypto traders. It’s going to be a tasty show with plenty of om-nom-nomics. Take a seat at the table and ready y...more

  • The SEC Fines Two Celebrities - Bad News for 12/6/18

    Dec 07 2018

    There’s one name in crypto who’s voice stands above the rest as a beacon of truth and light. Founded on integrity and rife with credibility, this person has proven his ability to prophecy on the future of bitcoin. That man is Trevon James.  Today we’ll share Trevon’s predictions for Bitcoin, you’ll discover what two big celebrities are in trouble with the SEC, and you’ll learn of one ICO that triumphed over the same government agency. ICOs are illegal i...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 054 - Huddl & Elementus

    Dec 06 2018

    Tech, team, timeline, tokenomics, traction, tribe, trust and Travis. These are the 8 T’s we explore as we examine crypto projects. It’s not that we are opposed to other letters. We just like alliteration. So don’t call us letterist. We’ve got cool projects for you to check out with us today. Stick around and I’ll bet you’ll learn something. Welcome to our sponsored crypto spotlight edition of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/...more

  • The Truth about the Crypto Markets with Oz Sultan

    Dec 05 2018

    What’s really happening in the crypto markets? What does the current reset tell us about the market in general. What impact did the Bitcoin Cash fork have? And how big a part is regulation, or lack of, it playing in the space? Everyone has an opinion. And that’s true of today’s guest, the one and only Oz Sultan. His well-reasoned thinking will give you perspective on the state of the markets. We seek to equip you with the most current blockchain info to please your earholes. ...more

  • The SEC Chairman and Taylor Monahan

    Dec 03 2018

    Some say one of the reasons the crypto markets have tanked is lack of regulation. Many have many waiting on the sidelines for the day that the SEC issues policy. Naomi Brockwell had the opportunity to catch up with SEC Chairman Jay Clayton recently and we’ve got an exclusive interview for you. Another item that can advance crypto adoption is easy-to-use wallets. We spoke with Taylor Monahan, CEO and founder of MyCrypto.com. Think MyEtherWallet, but mo betta. Spanning the globe and yet re...more

  • Bitcoin Best-Performing Asset Class of Decade - Bad News for 11/29/18

    Nov 30 2018

    It may be down 80% from it’s all-time high, but some say Bitcoin is the world’s best performing asset class of the past 10 years. Google searches for Bitcoin are on the climb. And Bitcoin is still more valuable than Venezuelan currency. One of the 50 states is now accepting crypto for tax payments, the University of Tokyo is launching a blockchain course, and Overstock makes a bold move to focus on blockchain. I’m Joel Comm, and along with Travis Wright, we’re going to ...more

  • Justin Sun with TRON

    Nov 28 2018

    From massive airdrop to being a major player in the crypto space, Tron promises to help people building decentralized apps on their blockchain 4.0 platform. Today you’ll meet the creator of Tron, Justin Sun, in an exclusive interview with Bad Crypto’s own Cryptochick, Rachel Wolfson. We’ve also got some exciting news to share about a new podcast, which may or may not concern previously referenced crypto chick. Ok, it does. There. Now you know the secret. Bitcoin and crypto ar...more

  • Cover Your Assets with Vinny Lingham & Steve Sprague

    Nov 26 2018

    You may have a secure wallet on your phone. But how secure is your phone? Making digital assets secure is one of the milestones that must be conquered if crypto is going to go mainstream. Today we welcome two guys who are concerned with this very task. Vinny Lingham, founder of Civic and Steve Sprague, CEO of Rivetz, are teaming up to bring solutions to some very real blockchain problems. We’re waist deep in the holiday season and Cryptomas is drawing near. Are you going to ask John Sant...more

  • Intro to Blockchain, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency: Share This with Friends!

    Nov 23 2018

    Holidays. It’s a great time to get together with family, friends and associates to eat, drink and talk about cryptocurrency. I mean, isn’t that what everyone does? Everyone knows people who really don’t know what you are talking about when you say words like Bitcoin and blockchain. They look at you funny and wonder if you’ve ingested just a bit too much tryptophan. That’s okay, because crypto is for all people. And today’s show is designed for you to share w...more

  • Crypto Privacy Down Under with Naomi Brockwell

    Nov 21 2018

    Let’s face it. Crypto scares some people. Usually, those people are the ones who stand to lose something as people are empowered by blockchain. Think… Goverments and institutions. Would you be willing to hand your phone code and password over to a government agent if asked? How would you feel about having to pay a fine for not doing so? Believe it or not, this is happening in New Zealand. And today we welcome back Bad Crypto correspondent Naomi Brockwell to discuss what’s ha...more

  • Edumacation with Teachur featuring Ben Blair & Josh Stanley

    Nov 19 2018

    Is you ready to get learnt somethin? Then you needs an edumacation. All them fancy thangs you need to know in order to make somethin of yerself in this here wurld. Reckon we gonna hand that to you today as we welcome Ben Blair and Josh Stanley from Teachur.co to the show. Them fellas have built a full-fledged state-registered university with enrolled, paying students from all over the world. Students from Canada, Mexico, China, Zambia and more. Ands by building in blockchain, you can gets yerse...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 053 - Substratum, Digitex, Codex & Vegan Nation

    Nov 17 2018

    Don’t let the downturn in the crypto markets fool you. Blockchain technology is no respecter of prices. Brilliant and entrepreneurial people and businesses around the world are moving the crypto world forward. And we are fortunate to speak with these movers and shakers on a regular basis. Today is no exception… and yet the guests are exceptional. Get ready to learn as you listen to today’s sponsored crypto spotlight edition of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: ...more

  • Bitcoin Drops Below $6000 - Bad News for 11/15/18

    Nov 16 2018

    Was it Craig Wright? Was it the Bitcoin Cash fork? Was it rumours of Bitmain letting go of Jihan Wu? Or did someone forget to brush their teeth today? We’re not really sure what caused the markets to plummet this week, but Bitcoin has gone as low as $5500. If ever there was an episode that lived up to the title “Bad News”, this one might be it. And yet, there are shades of optimism as Bitcoin and crypto has been here before. Buckle up, cowboys and cowgirls. This is the Bad Ne...more

  • Blockchain and Politics with Alex Merced

    Nov 14 2018

    Politics. The mere mention of the word can disrupt friendships and turn Thanksgiving conversation into a food fight. But let’s face it… it’s going to take legislation to bring trust to the blockchain space. Today we welcome Alex Merced, Vice-Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee, to the show. We don’t get too much into the weeds, but we discuss important issues related to moving towards legislation that will build a healthier crypto future. Let’s all lay...more

  • Crowdfunding Law with Mark Roderick

    Nov 12 2018

    The past couple years have seen a boom in the ICO space, followed by a whole lot of uncertainty. That’s due not only to the prices of crypto tanking this year, but also because of the issues surrounding the legality of issuing tokens and coins. While we aren’t financial advisors or legal experts, we are fortunate to encounter people who are. And today we’ll have a very informative discussion with Mark Roderick, one of the leading crowdfunding and fintech lawyers in the US. You...more

  • Stellar $125 Million Airdrop - Bad News for 11/8/18

    Nov 09 2018

    Bitcoin keeps teasing us with a potential bull run. Charlie Shrem says he didn’t do it. John McAfee gets a tattoo and a coin goes up 17%. And a top 10 crypto is getting ready to airdrop $125 million in tokens to wallet-holders. It’s just another week in the Republic of Bad Cryptopia and there is much news afoot. And at hand. That’s right, we cover all the appendages here. And we know you pay special attention to what celebrities have to say about politics and blockchain, so y...more

  • Financial Foundations Crumbling with Christopher Greene of AMTV

    Nov 07 2018

    Did you learn what fiat currency was growing up? Most people today still don’t know what fiat is. And they have no idea that the old school financial world is already dead… we’re just waiting for it to give off its death rattle. Today, we welcome Christopher Greene of the popular YouTube channel, AMTV, to the show, to discuss the major changes that are taking place in the world financial systems, and how blockchain and crypto play a key role in bringing stability. We’r...more

  • Surviving a Crypto Bear Market with Fred Schebesta

    Nov 05 2018

    It’s been a rough year for crypto investors. And it’s important to know how to survive a bear market. Cause when you poke the bear, the bear pokes back. Today we’ll speak with Fred Schebesta, Co-Founder of the global personal finance comparison website Finder.com. Fred has a lot of insights into the financial markets and will provide some valuable info to help you navigate the bear. I’m here. Travis is here. Fred’s here. And you’re here. That’s all tha...more

  • Bad News LIVE from World Crypto Con

    Nov 03 2018

    Elvis may have left the building, but Travis and I are with billions of cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts at World Crypto Con 2018 in Las Vegas! Morgan Stanley says crypto is a new institutional asset class, Coinbase says they aren’t doing an IPO any time soon, and Charlie Shrem is getting sued. For today’s show we are pleased to welcome four of the events keynote speakers to the stage to discuss the latest news. And it might get a little cray cray. They say what happens in...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 052 - Naked Technologies & Fetch.ai

    Nov 01 2018

    The crypto world is kind of like the chocolate factory, full of new creations and wonders. It’s all fun and games until you drown in a pool of chocolate. But we invite you to embrace pure imagination and see the future of blockchain as we speak with founders of companies intending to change the world for the better. It’s our sponsored Crypto Spotlight edition of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/ICO052 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast...more

  • The Mac is Back! John McAfee, Part II

    Oct 31 2018

    Here we are, 100 episodes later, and the Mac is back for round two with Bad Crypto. From his Presidential run and his hacked, unhackable app, to continued thoughts on the severing of an appendage and the state of crypto, this is some fascinating and entertaining stuff. So get ready Jack, cause the Mac is back and he ain’t taking no flack or cuttin’ no slack. It’s the “I can’t rap, but I’m gonna anyway” episode #200 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show...more

  • The Saga of Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road (with Lyn Ulbricht & Sasha Hodder)

    Oct 29 2018

    The silk road. A website that allowed the buying and selling of goods, both legal and illegal. It was shut down by the US government and the creator of the site was sentenced to double-life without parole for non-violent crimes. Regardless of what you think of the site Ross Ulbricht built, there’s something wrong with our justice system when this kind of sentence was applied. Today, we welcome Ross’s mother, Lyn Ulbricht, to the show to discuss her attempts to get Ross’ plight...more

  • Coinbase in Yo' Face - Bad News for 10/25/18

    Oct 26 2018

    ‘Twas the show before Halloween and all at Bad CryptoWas quiet, yet spooky, like the full moon as night glows.Travis and Joel recovered from jet lagAs their talks in Moscow and Kiev were in the bag. But excitement was high, ‘twas not really fearAs dreams of World Crypto Con Vegas drew near.On Brock Pierce, on Draper, on Moas and Lee,A splendid cryptoween party would soon be for we. A meetup is planned and you all are invited,Provided you show up in Vegas enlightened.The Aria hotel ...more

  • The Future of Money with Chris J. Snook

    Oct 24 2018

    Whoa! Did you feel that? A seismic shift is taking place in the tectonic plates of the financial world. It’s just not pointy-headed techie geeks that are talking about Bitcoin. The world’s largest and most powerful financial institutions are seeking to get their piece of the pie. Stories in the mainstream media are becoming more and more frequent. Exchanges are becoming more user-friendly, and many in the next generation of investors considers cryptocurrency a better investment than ...more

  • The History of Money with Mark Moss

    Oct 22 2018

    We’ve come a long way from bartering with cowry shells, but the reasons we use money have not changed. It’s all about exchanging something for something else we perceive to be of value. However, we didn’t just hop from cowry shells to Bitcoin. And today we welcome financial analyst Mark Moss to the show to discuss the history of money. We’re not experts, but we know how to interview people who are. And let’s face it, that’s why people listen to us. It’s...more

  • Tether Gets Bitcoin All Twisted - Bad News for 10/18/18

    Oct 19 2018

    Dear Stablecoins, I’m so glad you exist. You make it easier for people to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. You bring confidence and trust to the markets. And you’re just so darned handsome. But when one of your own goes rogue and decides to not be stable, well, we just don’t like it. Tether, we’re talking to you, young man. You had one job, and now we’re not sure you can live up to the adjective “stable”. So you’re in timeout while we cover this we...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 051: CargoCoin, Art Pro & Cybermiles

    Oct 18 2018

    Greetings Comrades. Mr. Travis Wright and I are coming to you from the other side of the world. I am in Moscow and he is in Kiev. We’ve had the opportunity to speak at different events, but while on the road we still make time for you, our most treasured citizens of Republic. Today, we have interviews with interesting blockchain projects. They won’t give you sexy Russian accent, but they will make you enlightened to the possibilities presented by the digital economy. Welcome to this ...more

  • Do DAOs Mark the End of For-Profit Corporations?

    Oct 17 2018

    As blockchain marches on, new models for governance are emerging. The question can be asked … do decentralized autonomous organizations, otherwise known as DAOs, present a threat the prevalent model of for-profit corporations? We’re going to go down that rabbit hole and examine what that would mean as we welcome Christian Kamier, managing partner at blockchain venture fund Sustany Capital, to the show. As we chase that elusive white rabbit, we’ll also consider that Bitcoin i...more

  • Why Stablecoins Matter

    Oct 15 2018

    If there’s one word that has characterized cryptocurrency, it’s volatility. And it’s a good reason to make the case of stablecoins. What exactly is a stablecoin, why do we have them and how do they work within the blockchain ecosystem? How will these coins make cryptocurrency more palatable for investors? Today we’ll explore this topic as we welcome Nevin Freeman, the CEO of Reserve.org to the show. We may be off kilter. It’s essence of being bad. But stablecoins...more

  • Crypto Rollercoaster - Bad News for 10/11/18

    Oct 12 2018

    Just when it looked like things might be going bullish, the fed raised interest rates again. The stock market took a big plunge and the crypto markets went right along with it. Roger Ver is considering opening a crypto exchange. Binance will be donating their listing fees to charity. And IBM is ready to put food on the blockchain. Crypto is like a rollercoaster. Sometimes you are at the top. Sometimes you are at the bottom. It’s all the in-betweens that make it a wild ride. Pull your saf...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 50: Pledgecamp, Lampix & Rubiix

    Oct 11 2018

    Contrary to the obituaries that some people are writing regarding the ICO space, blockchain projects are moving forward at a fast and furious pace. In fact there is more development taking place now than there was a year ago. Huh… how ‘bout dat?On today’s show we welcome founders from three companies that are doing that blockchain thang, intending to disrupt their industry by taking a lead role in a better way of doing stuff. We hope you are inspired and enlightened as you li...more

  • Blockchain Law with Wags

    Oct 10 2018

    Blockchain technology has developed so quickly that many don’t understand the law when it comes to the new cryptocurrencies. If you fight the law, the law wins, so it’s probably a good idea to have an understanding. You don’t want to be wearing an orange jumpsuit. Today we welcome John Wagster to the show to discuss some of the legal issues surrounding blockchain. And Bad Crypto correspondent Rachel Wolfson speaks with Rand Hindi, the CEO of Snips, the first decentralized, pri...more

  • HODL Rally with Virtue Nightingale

    Oct 08 2018

    The crowd is excited as the race for blockchain is on. Will Bitcoin make a 4th quarter run for an all-time high. Will Ethereum see its glory days once again? And will Litecoin cash ever be taken seriously? So many questions and only time will tell. That’s why I like to HODL. And for true crypto fans that want to make a difference, you’ll be excited to hear about the hodl rally. Today we welcome Virtue Nightingale to the show to discuss an ambitious effort that includes 100 cars, 180...more

  • FEDCOIN is Coming - Bad News for October 4, 2018

    Oct 05 2018

    Amazing. Smart. Astounding. Incredible. Beautiful. Wonderful. Stupendous. Brilliant. Courageous. Magical. Awesome. Brave. Kind. Powerful. Loving. Handsome. Who are we talking about? Here’s a hint. It’s not Jamie Dimon. Nope, those adjectives describe you. Why? Because who doesn’t need to be told how amazing they are? Hope that made you smile. And we hope you enjoy our weekly news roundup from the crypto world. It’s going to be amazing as well. Now that you feel reall...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 049: Workchain, ClimateCoin & Origin Protocol

    Oct 04 2018

    Who doesn’t like to eliminate intermediaries? Who isn’t in favor of a clean environment? And who doesn’t like to get paid for their work? We’re going to assume you like all three of these things.So do the founders of the companies that are joining us for this show. Today, you’ll discover how blockchain can be used to empower creators to develop tools, support an environment for peer-to-peer carbon credits AND make sure you get paid immediately for the work you do.It...more

  • Meet us in Las Vegas!

    Oct 03 2018

    Crypto conferences, meetups, hackathons and special events are taking place all over the world. In fact, odds are that even as you are listening to this show an event is happening somewhere. But there is one event in particular that is coming up which we are incredibly excited about. You’ve heard us reference it on this show a number of times, because Travis and I will be hosts at this event. It’s none other than WorldCryptoCon. Today we are pleased to welcome WorldCryptoCon founde...more

  • Blockchain Needs Women - Featuring Alice Hlidkova

    Oct 01 2018

    Like many fields of technology, there is a preponderance of men involved in blockchain development. But that is changing. We all know that men and women are equal, but they are also equally different. Each gender brings unique talents and perspective to the table. Today we welcome one such leader from the female of the species to the show. Alice Hlidkova is a true blockchain advocate and expert, with a wide range of experience to back her up. We’ll discuss how women are bringing great v...more

  • Banks of the Future? Bad News 9/27/18

    Sep 28 2018

    The Mt Gox selloff has ended and the total figures are in. Binance looks to the future with a decentralized exchange and fiat trading. Google reverses their crypto ad ban for exchanges. And Wal-mart puts lettuce on the blockchain. What does this have to do with the banks of the future? It’s an absolutely packed week chock-full of crypto news, and your favorite blockchain blockheads are here to cover it all for you. Not as good as a plate of fresh chocolate chip cookies but better than a ...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 48: Formosa Financial, AltLending & Docademic

    Sep 27 2018

    The ICO market has slowed, but crypto projects continue to move forward. That’s because nothing can stop blockchain from blockchaining. Smart people around the world are working on providing solutions to real problems, and we love welcoming them to the show to discuss what they are working on.Today you’ll meet some more of these smart people, and you’ll be smarter because you listened. If that’s not the best reason to spend time with us, I don’t know what it is.It&r...more

  • Don't You Wish You Were as Smart as Charlie Lee & Sold All Your Litecoin at the Top?

    Sep 26 2018

    It’s a beautiful day in San Francisco and we’re coming to you live from the very first Litecoin Summit! On today’s show we’ll welcome back Litecoin founder, Charlie Lee. Next Generation Day-trading platform, Openblock, will share their vision. We’ll cover some of the latest news with special guest Naomi Brockwell, aka Bitcoin Girl. And we’re going to discover some cool crypto projects from some of the attendees to this great event. It’s the “Don&...more

  • Crypto Roulette

    Sep 24 2018

    With over 1900 coins and tokens now listed on CoinMarketCap.com, there are tons of cryptos that we’ve never heard of. It’s easy to go through the top 100 and talk tokens, but today we spin the wheel of fortune and go down to the basement to see what lurks there. But in an added twist, we’ll be using a random number generator to tell us which token we’re going to look at. It’s unscripted, unpredictable and it may not even work. But what the heck. It’s at least...more

  • Crypto Market To Grow 1000x? - Bad News for 9-20-18

    Sep 21 2018

    It’s a sideways week in the crypto world, but the blockchain news is anything but that. Overstock.com continues to lead the way, John McAfee makes a request that doesn’t go too well, and the Brave Browser is becoming a legitimate alternative to Chrome. What’s happening in crypto as we approach autumn? We’ve got the info you need to satiate that crypto fix. It’s the Bad News episode #183 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/183 SUBS...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 047: Encrypgen & FreeCash

    Sep 20 2018

    Right now, someone is building a better blockchain. Right now, someone is coding something revolutionary that will disrupt an entire industry. Right now, crypto is moving into the mainstream. It might not feel like it, because it’s been a tough year as far as prices are concerned. But step-by-step, inch-by-inch, moment-by-moment, the blockchain world is moving forward. It’s a technology juggernaut that won’t be stopped. Today, we’re pleased to feature companies that int...more

  • Gaming on the Blockchain with Alex Casassovici

    Sep 19 2018

    The video game and computer game industry has absolutely exploded over the past decade, with this form of entertainment bringing in more money than the film and television industry. It only makes sense the the token economy would find its way into the gaming world, as esports and custom digital assets are becoming big business. Today we welcome Alex Casassovici to the show to discuss this trend, and how their company is taking blockchain and gaming to the next level. It’s the beep boop, ...more

  • Ronnie Moas Goes on a Tour de Crypto!

    Sep 17 2018

    Warm sunshiny days. Opening up a cold one. Snuggles with your new puppy. Ah… these are the glorious moments that make up a life. And on today’s show, it’s all of those things wrapped into one as we welcome back a dear friend of the show… Mr. Ronnie Moas. Ok, he may not be as snuggly as a puppy, but we like him anyhow, especially because he’s always wanting to make a positive difference. Today you’ll hear Ronnie’s latest projections for the crypto spac...more

  • Crypto Assets Here to Stay - Bad News for September 13, 2018

    Sep 14 2018

    Whenever Travis and I record an episode of Bad Crypto, I always write the teaser just before we get started. It’s a spontaneous thing. Sometimes I have bursts of creativity that make it hilarious. Other times it’s more matter of fact and to the point. Today, I’m coming up blank. But this episode is packed with the latest news from the crypto world, much of it quite optimistic. So there you have it. It’s the “this teaser sucks, but that means it can’t get any ...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 046: Uncloak, Kinesis

    Sep 13 2018

    In the past year we’ve spoken with companies creating blockchain solutions to tokenize energy, entertainment, cybersecurity, voting, real estate, travel, information, advice, banking, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, loyalty programs and much more.So many tokens. So little time.Today we bring you more unique applications for blockchain as we interview founders of companies that intend to build disruptive technologies they hope you’ll want to use.We’re just two dudes ta...more

  • Health: Further Live from Nashville

    Sep 12 2018

    It’s hotter than hades outside in Nashville, but it’s cool breezes inside the Music City Center hall as we’re in Tennessee for the Tokenizing Health conference. Today, we’ll welcome three guests to the stage to discuss how a platform, an investor and an end-project are all working towards the goal of making healthcare on blockchain work for everyone. We’ve got the latest news from the crypto and blockchain world. We’ll invite audience members on stage to hi...more

  • Start Engine - Howard Marks Returns

    Sep 10 2018

    Everyone has heard of the Internet. And by now, you’ve likely heard about the Internet of things. But have you considered that in the future, we’ll be tokenining all the things on blockchain? Art, real estate, automobiles and more can be tokenized with fractional shares of each asset being privately owned. Today we welcome back Howard Marks of StartEngine.com to discuss tokenizing the world. Turn to the person next to you and say “I’d tokenize that!” and then liste...more

  • Goldman-Sucks Can Kiss My Assets - Bad News for September 6, 2018

    Sep 07 2018

    Are you experiencing the doldrums due to a down crypto market? Do you long for the days of Bitcoin being at $20,000? Have you taken abuse from misinformed friends and family that mock the low prices? Well, we’ve got good news for you! The Bad Crypto Podcast is here! The Bad Crypto Podcast will turn that frown upside down with the latest news and commentary from the two least-qualified people in the blockchain world! That’s right. You’ll hear about Goldman-Sachs stepping on B...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 045: GOeureka, Konkrete

    Sep 06 2018

    I like Bad Crypto and I can not lie. You other shows can’t deny. When Travis and Joel come in and bust a rhyme with your bitcoin just in time, you guffaw, and you laugh and snort. We’re coming on strong with a witty retort. Covering the blockchain, cracking all the jokes, it’s a crypto spotlight with all the best tokes…Hey you get what you pay for on this sponsored Crypto Spotlight edition of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/ICO045 SUBSC...more

  • Blockchain in Asia with Michael Joshua Johnson

    Sep 05 2018

    It’s easy to get isolated and think of everything in terms of the western world, when you are from the western world. But the fact of the matter is that blockchain is moving forward in Asia at an unprecedented pace. Today we’ll flip hemispheres and visit with three people who are part of projects that are moving the needle in Asia. You’re going to find it highly informative and enlightening. So grab your chopsticks and settle in for a spicy dish of Kung Pao Chicken. It’s...more

  • Trading Cryptos with TraderCobb

    Sep 03 2018

    Some people HODL their cryptos, but others enjoy the thrill of trading for fun and profit. Today, we’re pleased to welcome Craig Cobb, known as TraderCobb, to the show to discuss strategies and tips for trading tokens and being happy. And by happy, we mean profitable. You may HODL. You may FODL. But if you want to learn how to be profitable you may really benefit from today’s show. It’s episode #175 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/175 SUBS...more

  • McAfee’s “Unhackable Wallet” Hacked -- Bad News for Sept 1st, 2018

    Sep 02 2018

    Nasdaq is jumping on the crypto bandwagon. Binance profits rival Nasdaq but with just 4% of the staff. More confusion as courts say CFTC can regulate cryptos as commodities. And big names in banking continue their march towards blockchain. Remember John McAfee’s unhackable wallet? Well John hasn’t said much since it’s been discovered that it can be hacked. And how many Dapps are there on Ethereum and EOS blockchains with over 300 users? You may be surprised. You may also gigg...more

  • Crypto Spotlight: Blupass, PARQ, Digitex

    Aug 30 2018

    Some people like to learn what companies are doing in the blockchain space. Some people do not. We are in that first group. And that’s why we do crypto spotlight episodes.Today you’ll hear from three companies that intend to disrupt, transform and otherwise make an impact in their niche by creating unique functional utility on the blockchain. Take a journey with us. It will be a magical journey, packed with rainbows, unicorns, puppy dogs, kitty cats, ice cream, cupcakes, and glitter...more

  • Blockchain and the Fourth Age with Byron Reese

    Aug 29 2018

    According to Byron Reese, CEO of GigaOM, we are entering the fourth age of humanity. Today, you’ll chat with Byron and we’ll go down the rabbit hole of artificial intelligence, machine learning and how it relates to blockchain.It’s episode #173 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/173 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/google Spotify: http://badco.in/spotify