Podcast

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.

Episodes

  • 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 ...more

  • Vitalik Buterin Cameo - Bad News for 8/26/18

    Aug 27 2018

    The SEC just doesn’t care for crypto ETFs. Ethereum may be ready to bounce off it’s lows for the year. And perhaps mining doesn’t take as much energy as we think. Our friends down under can now pay their bills with Bitcoin, and Apple has approved a crypto app that will allow you to earn and spend your rewards. And the icing on the cake? Our own Rachel Wolfson grabbed a couple minutes with Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, at a recent event. We’ve got an exclusiv...more

  • Crypto Spotlight: Latium, DINNGO, Mobu

    Aug 23 2018

    Welcome to BCN, the Bad Crypto Network. I’m Joel Comm and today’s top story is ICOs. Even though the crypto markets are down, blockchain development soldiers on without a hitch. And today you’ll meet leaders from three companies that are on the front lines of this movement. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/ICO043 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/google Spotify: http://badco.in/spo...more

  • Ashley Scorpio is a Coin Genius

    Aug 22 2018

    Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to Ashley Scorpio, marketing director for CoinGenius.ai, a blockchain project designed to bring transparency to the cryptocurrency community through advanced market intelligence. After years as a marketing, brand and political consultant up there in Canada, Ashley and her super-cool name are bringing her talents to the crypto space. Let’s pretend we’re all Einsteins for episode #171 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http...more

  • Miko Matsumura, Founder of Evercoin

    Aug 20 2018

    The world of tomorrow. Artificial intelligence knows what you groceries you want delivered before you even ask. Your car picks you up on schedule. Your toast is flawlessly toasted and buttered precisely when you are hungry. It’s technology. And combined with blockchain, it’s designed to make your life and workflow easier and mo betta. Today we welcome Miko Matsumura, founder of Evercoin and advisor to many blockchain companies, to talk about all things crypto. It might get all Jule...more

  • Bitcoin Hits 50% Crypto Dominance - Bad News for 8/16/18

    Aug 17 2018

    The markets may be struggling, but Bitcoin has passed more than 50% crypto dominance for the first time this year. Facebook appears to be moving forward with Blockchain. And Jamie Dimon just can’t make up his mind. Or perhaps he just can’t shut up. Either way, we’ve got stuff to talk about, and we’ll try to make it as enjoyable for you to listen to as possible. Consider this your recommended daily dose of crypto info and silliness. It’s Bad News for August 16th, ep...more

  • Crypto Spotlight: Beaxy Exchange, Daox, Deconet

    Aug 16 2018

    Bad Crypto Spotlight 7 T’s checklist.Tech? Check.Timeline? CheckTeam? CheckTokenomics? CheckTribe? CheckTraction? CheckTravis? I’m not here.Join us for the future of blockchain as we interview founders of companies innovating on the blockchain. It’s a sponsored crypto spotlight edition of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/ICO042 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http://badco.in/go...more

  • Phillip Nunn of WealthChain Capital

    Aug 15 2018

    Those into crypto are part of one big family, leading this, and the next, generations into the future. And just like many groups, we’re starting to see various blockchain and crypto clubs spring up. Today, you’ll meet Phillip Nunn of WealthChain Capital. He is launching an invitation only private crypto members club. We don’t know if there will be a secret handshake or not, but we invite you to listen in as we discover if this is an illuminati thing. (It’s not). We&rsquo...more

  • Healthcare on the Blockchain - Stuart Lackey with Solaster

    Aug 13 2018

    Healthcare is one of the most-discussed, and most important, social issues of the past decade. Doctors, patients, insurance companies and politicians are often at odds at resolving the best way to insure that we all get the care we need. Perhaps blockchain could provide some solutions that we didn’t have access to before? Today we welcome Stuart Lackey of Solaster to the show. His team is seeking to create the world’s first interoperability healthcare data standard for decentralized...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 041 - Benchmark, Puma Pay, Project Aiur

    Aug 10 2018

    There is nothing wrong with your podcast player. Do not attempt to adjust the audio. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the information. We will control the jokes. We can change the sound to a kaching, or to something completely silly. For the next hour, sit quietly, and we will control all that you hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your podcast player. ...more

  • The World’s First Blockchain Baby - Bad News 8/9/18

    Aug 09 2018

    Bitcoin continues going down, Ethereum is tanking and the sky is falling. If your name is Chicken Little, you’ll feel right at home. But if you are a forward-thinking citizen of the Republic of Bad Cryptopia, you’ll be optimistic as you believe crypto and blockchain are here to stay. And the news reflects this. The NYSE’s owner wants to bring crypto to your 401K, Google Trends indicates that the worst is over for Bitcoin, and we can now officially welcome the world’s fir...more

  • Retail on the Blockchain with CyberMiles

    Aug 08 2018

    The distant future, the year 2030. Blockchain and cryptocurrency rule the world. Affirmative. They rule the world. People no longer use fiat currency to buy things and stuff. Affirmative. Paper money is extinct. All ecommerce is on the blockchain. Affirmative. Blockchain is awesome. And The Bad Crypto Podcast is piped directly into every person’s head using blockchain technology. Affirmative. Travis and Joel are godlike in power. And humor. Mostly humor. There was that show ...more

  • Disrupting Advertising with Blockchain

    Aug 05 2018

    When we get older, driving lambos, many years from now. Will you still be sending me ethereum, Birthday greetings, smack on my bum. If Bitcoin dips and I lose my ass Will you lock the door. Will you listen to bad crypto, episode 164. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/164 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: @BadCry...more

  • Bull Run Stalled? - Bad News for 8/2/18

    Aug 02 2018

    After a long bear market, Bitcoin appeared to be gaining steam over the past couple weeks and the crypto markets seemed to be recovering. And then, not so much. Has the Bitcoin and crypto bull run stalled or is this just another pullback? The Winkevi were denied an ETF for their Gemini exchange, but the SEC commissioner said that wasn’t a good idea. Kim Kardashian is in the crypto news. And who cares? Someone out there, so we’ll talk about it. And Travis and I have been tokenized....more

  • Crypto Spotlight 040 - TrustToken, Utrum, Aenco, Virtual Rehab

    Aug 01 2018

    The crypto world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.  It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as crypto. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep hodling. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what it’s worth, then go out and get what it’s worth. But you ...more

  • Crypto Trading with Josh Olszewicz

    Aug 01 2018

    There are two kinds of people in the crypto world… hodlers and traders. If you are investing for the long term, sit back and relax. You’ll either make a lot of money or lose it all. But if you have the stomach for the ups and downs of the crypto space, trading might be for you. Today we welcome crypto trader Josh Olszewicz to Bad Cryptopia. You’ll learn what ichimoku is and might even get hungry for sushi. Regardless, you’ll be glad you listened to episode #162 of Th...more

  • Crypto Taxes and Law with Andrew Gordon

    Jul 30 2018

    It’s said there are two things certain in our lives… death and taxes. Today, we’re going to discuss just one of those. And it doesn’t include the grim reaper. But it’s still a little grim. We’ve invited Andrew Gordon, a lawyer and CPA, to the show to discuss taxes in the crypto world. As we aren’t legal or financial advisors, we don’t really know how this stuff works. But Andrew says he knows. So you might want to give a listen so you are equippe...more

  • Big Week for Coinbase - Bad News for 7/26

    Jul 27 2018

    Is Bitcoin coming back to life? Or is this week’s upward swing another false start? There’s big news coming from Coinbase, regulators and Wall Street. And it seems there are many bullish predictions coming from big players. Hopefully your portfolio is feeling happy today as we delve into this week’s news and views from the crypto world. We’ll also announce this week’s winner who will receive two tickets to World Crypto Con in Las Vegas. It’s the Bad News epi...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 039: Hypernet, Tokenaire, ENVIENTA

    Jul 26 2018

    And now we take you inside the minds of Joel Comm and Travis Wright…BaconGuacamoleWhen lamboWhen moon When Toyota CorollaWhen dunebuggy Women in bikinisMacaroni and CheeseBaconSquirrelsSilver and GoldBitcoin BullrunJessica AlbaJennifer AnnistonChipotlePizzaPodcastIt’s the free association sponsored crypto spotlight edition of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/ICO039 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: http://badco.in/itunes Googl...more

  • The Voice of Blockchain

    Jul 25 2018

    What would you think if I sang out of tune?Would you stand up and walk out on me?Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a songAnd I'll try not to sing out of key Oh, I get by with a little help from my friendsMm, I get high with a little help from my friendsMm, gonna try with a little help from my friends What does any of that have to do with crypto? Nothing. But any show that starts with classic Beatles lyrics must be off to a good start.And they aren’t the only voice you’ll hear tod...more

  • Silvio Schembri of Malta, the Blockchain Island

    Jul 23 2018

    As the unstoppable crypto tide rolls forward, we are seeing more and more governments attempt to make decisions as to how they are going to manage the blockchain beast. More oppressive or regressive nations are opting to outlaw cryptocurrency. Others are exploring it’s potential with a cautiously optimistic outlook. But at least one country is embracing blockchain to the extreme, going so far as to label itself the Blockchain Island. That country is Malta, and today you’ll meet Silvi...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 038: Cache, Block66, BotChain

    Jul 21 2018

    Over the past year, we’ve interviewed more than 150 ICO projects, companies innovating and seeking to develop new ways to tackle current problems. And we’ve barely scratched the tip of the iceberg.Innovation is coming fast and furious, and today we’ll introduce you to three more companies that intend to disrupt their vertical by building a better mousetrap.Get ready to expand your mind as we discover new possibilities together on this sponsored Crypto Spotlight edition of The B...more

  • Anniversary Show

    Jul 19 2018

    One year ago today The Bad Crypto Podcast was unleashed on an unsuspecting public, and blockchain was never the same. Over 5,000,000 downloads, 200 recordings, 200 interviews, billions of Badcoin, and a couple funny jokes. Is it coincidence that the last bull run started the day episode #1 released? And is it coincidence that Bitcoin jumped 600 points in anticipation of this episode? Probably. But it’s been a year and we’re still here. Come celebrate the one year anniversary of the s...more

  • Revisiting Crypto Wallets

    Jul 18 2018

    You look like you may be new in these here parts, cowboy. You know your way around? Listen here, pilgrim, I’m just looking for a place to stash my crypto cash. You gotta be real careful. There’s hackers and thieves just waiting on the chance to take your hard-earned Bitcoin. Crypto is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid. Are you ready to draw, podna? It’s high noon. And this here is episode #156 of The Bad Crypto Podcast Full Show Notes at: http://...more

  • Blockchain, Baby

    Jul 17 2018

    Yeah Baby! It’s Bad Crypto, YEAH! We’re having a swinging, groovy good time talkin’ about Blockchain, baby! Does Blockchain make you randy? YEAH BABY! And if Bitcoin doesn’t get to one million dollars, it’s going to be very embarrassing for John McAfee Oh BEHAVE! Joel Comm may be a cunning linguist, but Travis Wright is master debater! Yeah baby! That hurts daddy when you say that. You’re listening to the shagadelic episode 155 of the Bad Crypto Podcast. ...more

  • What is this Bitcoin Thing Again?

    Jul 16 2018

    You may be a Bitcoin old-timer, but many to the crypto space are new. As a result, there are still many questions about what Bitcoin even is. How was it created? Why was it created? What does it do? Can I buy a pony with it? As part of our Birthday celebration week, today we revisit episode #2 of the show where we explored these questions surrounding Bitcoin. When this show first aired, Bitcoin was worth approximately $2700 per coin. Let’s get back to basics of Bitcoin and see where thin...more

  • Bad To The Future

    Jul 15 2018

    Marty! We’ve got a problem! We’ve got to go back in time and stop Travis Wright and Joel Comm from starting the Bad Crypto Podcast! They are going to ruin everything, Marty! The markets are going to crash in January 2018, and it’s the Bad Crypto’s fault! Gosh, Doc. What you mean? Marty there’s no time for that! We must hurry before all cryptos go to zero! It’s mostly Joel Comm’s fault, but I can’t get into that now! Really, doc? Are you sure it ...more

  • Mate Tokay on Bitcoin Cash

    Jul 13 2018

    In 2017, a group of Bitcoinists forked Bitcoin to a new token which they believed was truer to Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper than Bitcoin in its current form. The new forked token was called Bitcoin Cash. A controversial and divisive topic in the Bitcoin community, Bitcoin Cash has found its place in the top 5 cryptos. On today’s show, we welcome Mate Tokay to the mic. One of Bitcoin Cash’s most active and vocal proponents, we spoke with Mate about the fork, the lightning net...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 37: LendLedger, Akash Network, TRIVVER

    Jul 12 2018

    Sunshiney days. Puppies. Chocolate chip cookies. Traveling to new lands.These are all things that make me happy.What does that have to do with this podcast? Nothing. I just like to talk about things that make me happy. Don’t judge me.But on today’s show you’ll meet founders of three blockchain-based companies who will be happy if you like their projects. And if you like their projects, that means you’ll be happy too!We’re all about spreading happiness to the world, ...more

  • Talkin’ Tokens Two with Travis and Joes

    Jul 11 2018

    We have heard your feedback, citizens of The Republic of Bad Cryptopia. And you have told us that you enjoy (insert Talkin Tokens with Travis and Jos!). And so we’re back with a second edition of the show where we discuss the tokens that you have asked us about! Today’s tokens include Hydro Protocol, TrustNote, Holo, OmiseGo and Aragon. You asked and we deliver. Welcome to the Talkin’ Tokens Two episode #151 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/...more

  • Charlie Shrem

    Jul 09 2018

    Momma always said, crypto is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you gonna get. And today we’re not sure what we gonna get as we invite Bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem to the show. That’s a lot of ways to Shrem. You can even talk to one, like we gonna do today Bubba. I reckon we can on episode #150 of The Bad Crypto Podcast Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/150 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcasts: http://badco.in/itunes Google Podcasts: http...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 036: 4New & 0xcert

    Jul 07 2018

    There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. And it’s filled with yummy blockchain goodness and bitcoin rainbows. It is an area which we call the Bad Crypto Zone. Welcome to this sponsored Crypto Spotlight edition o...more

  • Top 10 Celebrities in Crypto - Bad News

    Jul 06 2018

    Andy Warhol artwork is auctioned on the blockchain, one country will pass three pro-cryptocurrency bills into law and TRON locks up billions of their tokens. Who are the top 10 celebrities that are investing in crypto? And does it matter? It’s our weekly Bad News episode of the show where we Google stuff so you don’t have to. There’s lots to cover today so let’s get into it. It’s episode #149 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/149 ...more

  • Colin LeMahieu of Raiblocks/Nano

    Jul 04 2018

    Bonjour, mes amies! Bitcoin is awesome, but transactions can be slow. And those fees? Not it’s most attractive feature. But other developers are working on blockchains that are super-speedy with incredibly low transaction fees. Today we welcome Colin LeMahieu, creator of Nano, a blockchain with 2-second transactions and zero fees, to the show. It’s about time we had a guest with a very French name on the show. LeMahieu.. Oh ho ho! So butter your croissants and take a stroll down t...more

  • Ground tZero with Patrick Byrne of Overstock.com

    Jul 03 2018

    The crypto market may feel like it has slowed down, but projects are continuing at an accelerating pace, with some of the biggest names in finance and new media taking interest in blockchain projects. Today, we are pleased to welcome back Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.com. As the first major online retailer to accept Bitcoin payments, Overstock is doing some interesting things, including the upcoming launch of the tZero project. Bad Crypto correspondent Rachel Wolfson recently caught up wi...more

  • Crypto Collapse Continues - Bad News June 28, 2018

    Jun 30 2018

    How low can it go, how low can it go… that’s the question that many in the crypto space are asking right now as Bitcoin dips below $6000. And it’s not the only coin that is falling faster than tears on election night. We’ll look at the state of the market and provide our keen non-expert analysis. The feds have busted more than 35 dark web drugs and weapons dealers, Facebook becomes friendlier for crypto, and DOGE enthusiasts get together to celebrate all things Shibe. ...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 35: DREAM, You42, ContentBox

    Jun 29 2018

    Once upon a time, there was a boy named Joel. One day, Joel was surfing the internet and a friend introduced him to a boy named Travis. Travis and Joel seemed to get along really swell. They talked about websites, current events and politics. One day, Travis and Joel found out they both liked bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Travis said to Joel, “hey Joel, let’s put on a show!” Joel said, “ok, let’s do it!” So they created The Bad Crypto Podcast. And they lived hap...more

  • Building Crypto Communities with Bitbender

    Jun 27 2018

    One of cryptos key foundations is it’s focus on community. Decentralized and developed through community activity, people working together towards a common goal is core to the spirit of crypto. Today you’ll meet Jason Brink, aka: BitBender, a crypto evangelist who has worked on projects such as Reddcoin, Verge and XP coin. You’ll discover how communities create cryptos and build the future together. Some have suggested that we aren’t as bad as we say we are. Those peopl...more

  • Jimmy Song Says Bitcoin is All that Matters

    Jun 25 2018

    Are you sad when the crypto markets are down? Does a little tear come to your eye because you don’t want to look at blockfolio? Are you fearful that your coins are going to turn to dust? Brush away those tears and fears, because now there’s a solution for those crypto doldrums. It’s the new and improved Bad Crypto Podcast! Available 4 times per week on your favorite podcast player, The Bad Crypto Podcast will turn that frown upside down. That’s right. The Bad Crypto...more

  • Tether Gets Transparent… Maybe - Bad News

    Jun 22 2018

    The controversial tether coin has released a transparency update. Jack Dorsey and Square have received their Bitlicense in New York city. The CEO of Circle says every world currency will have a crypto version. And Travis’ beard is still growing. EOS, JP Morgan, Paris Hilton and rapper Akon are all in the news. And what would the crypto space be without a little John McAfee. This time he is shying away from ICOs because of the SEC threat. We’re not fake news. We’re just two du...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 034: SquirrelCoin, Havven, OpenBlock

    Jun 21 2018

    What do housing in Holland, Stablecoins and Trading Bots have in common? They’re all topics in today’s show where we bring you innovative solutions to real-world problems which may be solved on the blockchain.Mr. Travis Wright just hopped off stage in Boston and I just had a little something to eat. And now through the magic of the internets, we’re here to share the latest in blockchain and crypto technology.Settle in with a warm cup o’ Joe and come along on the journey f...more

  • Bitcoin Mining Pioneer Marshall Long

    Jun 20 2018

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, there were some dudes that thought it would be a cool idea to mine cryptocurrency. Only a handful of people even knew what Bitcoin was, and you’ve got to wonder if they had any idea just how valuable one bitcoin would become. Today we’re pleased to welcome one of those dudes to the show. Marshall Long’s claim to fame is that he was one of the very first bitcoin miners. And he’s got a lot to say about the crypto that gives this s...more

  • Talkin’ Tokens with Travis and Joes

    Jun 18 2018

    We regularly email and voicemail from you, the citizens of the Republic of Bad Cryptopia, asking us to take a look at various tokens, and to chime in with our thoughts. As the benevolent dictators of this fine Republic, we have heard your pleas and are happy to present you with an episode dedicated to some of these tokens. You suggested the tokens. We’ll do the talking. It may be informative. But it’s more likely to be hilarious. Welcome to the Talkin’ Tokens episode #141 of Th...more

  • Bad News: Crypto Markets Tanking - Really Bad News (June 14, 2018)

    Jun 15 2018

    Crypto prices continue to slide, litecoin cash suffers a 51% attack, and Coinbase may be adding a new coin to the exchange. More info about tether indicates there may be shenanigans afoot. And Dennis Rodman goes to North Korea. So how is he involved with Potcoin? Korean banks are going to be using blockchain to verify customer IDs. And Slovenia is testing out a crypto shopping mall. Preaching the good news of crypto wherever we go, we’re just a couple freakin’ rays of sunshine. It&r...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 033: OSA DC, NextPakk, XYO Network

    Jun 14 2018

    We’re back from Las Vegas, and leaving wasn’t as hard as you think. Amidst the dry heat and way too much cigarette smoke, we will tell you what we experienced and why you need to be in Las Vegas Halloween weekend. The spirit of Blockchain is all about making the world a better place. Today you will meet three companies who are exploring ingenuitive ways to do just that. OSA DC, NextPakk and XYO Network will open up new horizons of possibilities as we speak with founders from each co...more

  • Stan Bokov from TradingView.com

    Jun 13 2018

    It’s an engine. It’s a platform. It’s social. It’s TradingView.com, and it’s one of the fastest-growing social platforms for investors and traders. Today, we’ve got Stan Bokov, co-founder and COO of TradingView with us. It’s not a dessert-topping or a floor wax. It’s episode #139 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/139 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcasts: http://badco.in/itunes Stitcher: &n...more

  • Jared Tate from DigiByte

    Jun 11 2018

    Bitcoin has long been the gold standard for cryptocurrency. Some would say it’s the only real cryptocurrency. And while it is the dominant form of crypto, it has its limitations. Although infinitely faster than wire transfers, check-writing and bank deposits, transaction time can be slow. Fees can multiply. And it’s blockchain can be in need of digital ex-lax. That’s why innovation in this space is so essential. Today we’ll introduce you to Jared Tate, the founder and cr...more

  • John McAfee for President? - Bad News (June 8, 2018)

    Jun 08 2018

    The crypto job markets are exploding with opportunity, Forbes makes a Bitcoin price year-end prediction, and the SEC chimes in on ICOs. John McAfee for President in 2020? The renegade crypto-guru is making news again as he announces his repeat bid for the highest office in the land and floats a crypto-based fiat currency with his face on it. You can’t make this stuff up. China and South Korea both have favorable crypto news, but one crypto millionaire has passed on to the great unknown le...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 32: MEVU, BitLumens, TrustaBit

    Jun 07 2018

    Imagine, if you will, a world in which transparency, accountability and efficiency ruled the day. A world in which the people were empowered to use their creativity, talents and ingenuity to make the world a better place for all. A world in which the old ways had been disrupted and supplanted by new, better ways of accomplishing common goals.That is the world of blockchain. And today you’ll meet leaders of companies who intend to foster these principles to develop projects that can bring u...more

  • Howard Marks of StartEngine.com

    Jun 06 2018

    In the beginning, there was venture capital. And the VCs looked upon the fragile, small startups that they raped and pillaged for ludicrous profits and said “it is good.” But a new breed of entrepreneurs looked upon the cruel and unusual treatment many suffered at the hands of the cruel venture capitalists and said “there must be a better way.” So there was crowdfunding. And entrepreneurs said “pound sand, VCs. It is good.” Now, a new wave of crowdfunding has...more

  • Joe Roets of Dragonchain

    Jun 04 2018

    The Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains are not the only blockchains in existence. In fact, there are a number of blockchains that are seeking to improve upon privacy, transaction speed and features, among other things. Today, you’ll meet the CEO and Chief Architect of Dragonchain, a new blockchain protocol that is getting a good amount of buzz due to their commitment to a developer-friendly platform designed with business in mind. Originally incubated by individuals on the Disney team, we&...more

  • Digital Kitties & Decentralized Artificial Intelligence with Benny Giang & Simone Giacomelli

    Jun 02 2018

    How will decentralized artificial intelligence help humanity? Simone Giacomelli, the co-founder of SingularityNet has some great ideas on how to combine AI and blockchain to create an open source technology accessible to all. Did you think Crypto Kitties went away? They haven’t, and they have spawned a legion of new collectible digital assets that could point the way to the future. Today we’ve got Benny Giang, Co-founder of Cryptokitties to tell us more. Travis is on the moon test-...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 31: Ubanx, BlockGrain, Swiss Alps Mining, CoVEX

    May 31 2018

    The price of cryptos may be down, but that doesn’t mean innovation has ceased. And it’s certainly no indicator of the future. How do we know? Because we regularly have the opportunity to speak with companies who are building a better blockchain mousetrap. Today you’ll meet founders from several companies who are paving the way for the future of banking, mining, agriculture and exchanges. These are some amazing discussions that give you a glimpse into tomorrow.It’s about ...more

  • Moar Moas - Ronnie Revises His BTC Projections

    May 30 2018

    The crypto world is crazy and Joel is so upset he is crying. Inconsolable.Maybe Ronnie Moas can cheer him up. It’s episode #133 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/133 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcasts: http://badco.in/itunes Stitcher:  http://badco.in/stitcher Google Play: http://badco.in/play FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Twitter: @BadCrypto - @joelcomm - @teedubya Facebook:  /B...more

  • Top Ten Crypto Countdown (Part 2)

    May 28 2018

    Welcome back to The Bad Crypto Podcast. We’re here for part two of The Top Ten Crypto Countdown, featuring the biggest cryptocurrencies in the world. The official CoinMarketCap.com site says these are the coins and tokens with the largest market capitalization and that crypto-enthusiasts are investing in. In episode #129, we counted down coins #10 through #6. And today we’ll continue the countdown with numbers 5 through 1. The countdown begins right now. It’s episode #132 of T...more

  • Quickie: EOS Token Swap Deadline June 1st

    May 26 2018

    EOS’s year-long ICO is about to come to a close. But many people aren’t aware that the current ERC-20 EOS tokens need to be swapped out by June 1st when the mainnet launches…. Or those tokens may be worthless. Losing crypto sucks and we don’t want that to happen to you. So we’ve decided to do a quickie episode to let you know how to save your coins. Welcome to episode #131.5 of The Bad Crypto Podcast Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/eostokenswap SUBSCRI...more

  • Bitcoin Manipulation! Bad News for the Week Ending May 25, 2018

    May 25 2018

    Is Bitcoin being manipulated by evil forces? The United States has begun a criminal probe into price rigging. Google tries to woo Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin for a top-secret crypto project. And what country has replaced the US dollar with their own cryptocurrency? Bitcoin Pizza Day took place this week. Hopefully you didn’t 10,000 Bitcoin on 2 pizzas! We’ve got crypto news from Malta, Argentina, Norway and Japan, because we’re feeling international. It’s around th...more

  • Crypto Spotlight 030: Mandala, Ravn, ICO168.io

    May 24 2018

    With more people interested in crypto than ever before, the exchange business is booming. After all, we need places to easily buy and sell coins. Today you’ll meet two companies that are looking to bring innovation to the exchange marketplace.And few issues are closer to the heart of cryptocurrency than privacy. You’re going to meet the CEO of a company that is creating the most anonymous messaging service yet. We get to speak with all kinds of interesting people and are thrilled to...more

  • Art on the Blockchain? VESA Says Yessa

    May 23 2018

    Some would say that creating a token is more than just a science, it’s an art. And then, there’s art that can incorporate science. Today you will meet blockchain artist, Vesa, who is innovating a new art form that uses mixed methods of art styles with a vision towards blockchain, AI and VR. Vesa has created an original art piece for Bad Crypto that we think is super cool. In fact it’s so bad (in a good way) that we are turning it into a limited edition t-shirt. Travis and I m...more

  • Top Ten Crypto Countdown (Part 1)

    May 21 2018

    Hello again and welcome to The Bad Crypto Podcast. I’m Satoshi Kasem (and I’m Casey Nakamoto) and we’re all set to countdown the biggest cryptocurrencies in the world. The official CoinMarketCap.com site says these are the coins and tokens with the largest market capitalization and that crypto-enthusiasts are investing in. Has there been any movement in the Top 10 rankings? Will Bitcoin lose market dominance? And will we see a newcomer to the top 10 soon? In the first of a two-...more

  • Consensus, McAfee Under Siege and Goldman-Sachs Coin - Bad News May 18, 2018

    May 18 2018

    Consensus 2018 in New York City has come to an end. Do we wish we had been there? And how did the crypto markets react to the event? John McAfee is going underground… again. And the Securities and Exchange Commission has punk’d the crypto world with a fake ICO site. We want to know what your favorite cryptocurrencies are, and we’ll announce a new winner to receive 2 tickets to World Crypto Con in Las Vegas. Funny 5-star reviews and a little bit of banter await as we welcome ...more

  • Spotlight: Cardstack, Coti, Artis

    May 17 2018

    Remember when Jeff Bezos said he wanted to sell books out of his garage? Book retailers laughed. Remember when Netflix started a rent DVD-by-mail service? Blockbuster Video laughed. Remember the time Travis got hacked? He had the last laugh.Today we’ll present you with three companies who intend to take on the giants of their industry with blockchain-based solutions for real-world problems.It’s David vs. Goliath, and warning to Goliath… David has blockchain.Welcome to our spon...more

  • Joel’s New Book, Listener Questions and TrustToken

    May 16 2018

    BADCOIN is back, and for a limited time you’ve got an opportunity to get up to 1,000,000 of them! It may or may not have something to do with my new book (which is written so you’ll have more fun in your work and personal life). We dig into the mailbox to answer a bunch of your questions from email and The Bad Crypto Mastermind. And the bad crypto chicks are back for an interview with Tory Reiss from TrustToken. You’ll discover how their platform enables tokenization, fraction...more

  • Cayman Enterprise City with Charlie Kirkconnell

    May 14 2018

    It’s sunny in Grand Cayman, but by the time you hear this Travis and Joel will have returned to Denver and Kansas City. Hopefully it will be sunny there as well. The World Tokenomic Forum was a fantastic event and it turns out that Grand Cayman is a very crypto-friendly island. Today you’ll meet Charlie Kirkconnell, CEO of Cayman Enterprise City. We’ll also welcome back Chris Snook, founder of The World Tokenomic Forum, and we’ll get his thoughts on how the event went. ...more

  • Bad News: Bitcoin Going Up, Bitcoin Going Down - For the Week Ending Friday, May 11, 2018

    May 12 2018

    Just when you thought we were entering a bull run, Bitcoin takes another hit. For those new to the space, it might feel like a roller coaster. To those who have seen this before, it’s just another day in crypto. Warren Buffet has some unkind words for Bitcoin.But a major stock exchange is taking it seriously. UPS is getting in on blockchain action. And Bitcoin is going to the movies. We’re still hanging out in The Cayman Islands and it’s about time to hit the beach. But first...more

  • World Tokenomic Forum, Bonin Bough, and Brickblock

    May 10 2018

    It may be sunny in Kansas City and Denver, but we wouldn’t know because we are at Grand Cayman for the World Tokenomic Forum. Sucks to be us, huh? Today you’ll meet one of the top marketing executives in the world. He’s worked with Facebook, Twitter, Kraft Foods, Pepsi, ABC, Fox and a bunch of other names you will likely recognized. We had an udderly great time speaking with him about the future of marketing and blockchain, among other things. You’ll also discover how y...more

  • Is Ethereum a Security?

    May 08 2018

    Is Ethereum a token or is it a security? How the Securities and Exchange Commission defines it could change the face of crypto forever. In this episode we’ll dig in to the discussion, examining the pros and cons of how such a decision could impact the token world. Also, the crypto chicks are back for an interview with Michael Yuan, the Chief Scientist at Cybermiles. Rachel and Sarah discovered how Cybermiles is a building a blockchain specifically for e-commerce. We’re googling thi...more

  • IBM on the Blockchain from Collision

    May 07 2018

    Travis and Joel are freshly back from The Collision conference in The Big Easy, and Travis had more than his fair share of shrimp. They had the opportunity to take the stage and talk about the future of crypto as well as attend some great parties and hang with cool people. Cause that’s what they do. They also had the chance to sit down with Arshiya Lal, part of the blockchain development team at IBM. Big blue has a lot going on in the blockchain space and they discussed the full spectrum,...more

  • Bad News For Week Ending Friday, May 4, 2018

    May 05 2018

    Hi Neighbor. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, the Republic of Bad Cryptopia. And we’re glad you’re our neighbors. Sure. It’s nice to see the altcoins continue to go up, isn’t it? Uh-huh. We think so. Another financial powerhouse is getting into the crypto space. Won’t that be nice? You know what else would be nice? If you were an Oscar Mayer weiner… because then you might get some bacon coin. There’s a new book written just so children...more

  • Talking to Tim Draper About Betting Big on Crypto

    May 02 2018

    The founding CEO of PayPal calls Bitcoin a scam. Some crypto holders are placing bitcoin under their skin to keep it secure. The major bank, BBVA, issued a $91 million loan using two blockchains. And, we have an exclusive interview with Mr. Tim Draper himself, where he explains why he believes that Bitcoin will hit 250k by 2022. Tim also talks about his new book, How to Be the Startup Hero: A Guide and Textbook for Entrepreneurs and Aspiring Entrepreneurs, and how the context relates to the worl...more

  • We're off to See the Wizard of Oz Sultan

    Apr 30 2018

    Is cryptocurrency being used for evil purposes? Is Bitcoin the primary method criminals depend on to sell illicit goods? And are terrorists benefitting from the rise of crypto? Get ready for some profound content and discussion as we welcome Oz Sultan, Board Member on The Homeland Security Foundation of America, to the show. Oz has worked with world leaders and dignitaries from around the globe, and he’s really got his finger on the pulse of what is happening with financial markets and th...more

  • Joel Loses Crypto - Bad News for Week Ending April 27, 2018

    Apr 27 2018

    Is the market getting ready to take a turn towards a bull run? Bitcoin and altcoins are showing signs of life after a several month downturn. Also a Bitcoin milestone happened today. After months of carefully and painstakingly minding his tokens, Joel finally made a costly error. He just didn’t want Travis to feel alone. He’ll share what happened and what he learned. Finally, we’ve got a smattering of news from across the blockchain world. A smattering is a little more than a...more

  • Spotlight: DAOstack, PlayUp, CoinJanitor

    Apr 26 2018

    If only the blockchain had a way to make decentralized collaboration of contracts as easy as a Wordpress plugin. If only there was a way for fantasy sports enthusiasts to have their own token which would be fully liquid. If only there was a way to sweep those failed crypto tokens into coins which would have value. Well if ifs and buts were candy and nuts we’d all be crypto millionaires. But today you’ll meet entrepreneurs seeking to make all these concepts a reality on the blockchai...more

  • Breaking Down Centralized Social Media Platforms with Eric Ly and Sanket Raskar

    Apr 25 2018

    A new blockchain startup called Basis has just raised $133 million in funding from big time investors for their new stable coin. Telegram has been temporarily banned in Russia, yet the CEO, Pavel Durov, continues to pose topless on sandy beaches. And ironically enough, both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica want in on crypto and blockchain. These stories and more are the topic of discussion today as Sarah Austin and I break down all the trending cryptocurrency and blockchain news. Are you ready?...more

  • Scott Adams & Dilbert Go All in for Crypto

    Apr 23 2018

    You’ve created and illustrated one of the top comic strips of all time, selling over 20 million books and with your strip seen in in over 2,000 newspapers, in 57 countries, and in 19 languages. What do you do next? Well, if your name is Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, you go down the crypto rabbit hole and attempt sabotage your career by agreeing to do an interview with us. Today, you’ll meet the man behind Dilbert as we speak with Scott about his successes, his career ladder and ...more

  • Forking Around with Bitcoin Girl

    Apr 22 2018

    Naomi Brockwell, our favorite Austrianalian is back in the house, and she’s starring in a new blockchain-centric mini-series. We’ll speak with Bitcoin girl about this new project as well as her latest thoughts on crypto. There was a greater degree of rambling, hilarity and outright shenanigans as we spoke with Naomi. Maybe she just brings it out of us. Is the future of blockchain going to be a utopia or a dystopia? And does anyone really know what onomatopoeia is? Do you even crypt...more

  • Good News / Bad News for Week Ending April 20, 2018

    Apr 20 2018

    Former Bad Crypto guest Ian Balina was hacked for $2 million in crypto while live-streaming. An ICO raises $50 million and then exits with the cash… or did they? Some believe we are in the very early stages of crypto.  And did a Final Fantasy game released 28 years ago accurately predict the rise of Bitcoin? These stories and more are the topic of discussion today as Travis and I pick apart, masticate, digest and attempt to make sense of the latest crypto and blockchain news. It&rsq...more

  • Bad Crypto Spotlight: Uulala, GoChain, EHO-TEX

    Apr 19 2018

    Financial inclusion for the unbanked. Solving the problem with Ethereum’s scaling issues. And… a horse of a different color. Today you will meet founders of three companies seeking to bring change and progress to the world through blockchain technology. We find this stuff fascinating as blockchain is still just a toddler learning to walk. What innovations will accomplish their goals and which won’t? We don’t know but we love exploring the possibilities. So saddle up an...more

  • BitGuild Interview with CEO, Jared Psigoda

    Apr 18 2018

    What’s up with the rise and fall of Bitcoin? Telegram might cancel it’s ICO. Ripple has made a “curious” investment of $25M into a blockchain fund. Tim Draper has a stunning Bitcoin prediction. And we’ll talk about how blockchain technology can be used to combat poor data privacy (cough, cough, facebook) and other breaking and downright-hilarious crypto news. We also have Jared Psigoda, CEO of the decentralized gaming platform, BitGuild. The Crypto Chicks are in th...more

  • Tales from the Crypto: Stories of Hack Victims and How to Stay Secure

    Apr 16 2018

    Wherever you find money you will find criminals.  And the crypto world is a veritable feast for those seeking to steal from unsuspecting HODLers. In this show, you’ll meet four individuals who have been hacked by unscrupulous individuals. Some attacks were successful. Others were not. But you’ll discover what thieves are doing to easily access your beloved Bitcoin and how you can guard yourself against similar attacks. It’s not Halloween, but it’s time for some horr...more

  • Good News / Bad News for Week Ending April 13, 2018

    Apr 13 2018

    Bitcoin and the crypto markets are in the green today. Is it due to billionaire money rolling into virtual currency? Is it short sellers having to pay the piper after a bear market? Or can a religion move the price of crypto by saying it is compliant with their precepts? And are these the signs of a bull market or just another bull trap? Regardless, it’s nice to see all our favorite coins on the move once again and we are going to discuss the reasons it could be happening.   We&rsqu...more

  • ICO Spotlight: Intiva Health, Shivom, DeedCoin, CriptoHub

    Apr 12 2018

    Just because the ICO space is awaiting regulation in the United States and other countries, it doesn’t mean they have come to a halt. On the contrary, innovation continues as companies seek to find new ways to leverage blockchain technology to improve how we do what we do. So how you gonna hear about all these new projects? That’s where we come in. We’re crypto curious, and today we’ll explore how some of these new companies intend to get it done. Down the rabbit hole we...more

  • Introducing the Bad Crypto Chicks

    Apr 11 2018

    Over the past 109 episodes, we’ve brought you some incredibly bright and forward-thinking women who are deeply engaged in using blockchain to make the world a better place. We lovingly and respectfully call them Crypto Chicks. We’ve been fortunate enough to welcome Laura Shin, Amanda Johnson, Jinglan Wang and a number of other bright minds to the show. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to two women who bring both brains and beauty to the table. In fact, they are so smart that w...more

  • Sasha Ivanov, CEO of Waves Platform

    Apr 09 2018

    As card-carrying Bad Cryptopians, we like to make waves in the blockchain world. So does Sasha Ivanov, the CEO of Waves Platform, an open-source blockchain platform that allows anyone to make their own cryptocurrency token. For example, there may or may not be a JoelCoin. We also hear from Satoshi Nakamoto as well as questions from listeners. Surfing the tastiest waves in all of the Republic, Travis and I are here to share a slice of virtual pizza and the latest crypto yumminess in episode #109...more

  • Bad News for Week Ending April 6, 2018

    Apr 06 2018

    Bitcoin has it’s worst quarter ever, but the bulls says 2018 will be marked by a big run. 80,000 European stores will soon have the ability to take crypto from the big four. Twitter cracks down on cryptocurrency advertisements. And blockchain voting is coming to one state. These stories and more are the topics from this week’s headlines. If you like news, you’re going to love this special Bad News episode #108 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in...more

  • ICO Spotlight: CPROP, Bobs Repair, Social Wallet, Thinkcoin

    Apr 05 2018

    Real estate. Social Media. Transparency in reviews. Multi-asset exchanges. It’s a veritable smorgasbord of variety. Today, you’re going to hear from companies that hope to shake the foundations of their verticals by offering new blockchain-based solutions to make stuff work better. Whether you like ICOs or not, it’s fascinating to explore the plans others are developing as it helps provide a broad view of what is possible with blockchain. So come along with us for a blockchai...more

  • Education on the Blockchain with Jinglan Wang

    Apr 04 2018

    Twenty years ago, most people wouldn’t have imagined how integrated the internet would be with our daily lives. By the same token, most people don’t see the blockchain revolution as it’s happening. Jinglan Wang is the executive director of the Blockchain Education Network. One of their objectives is to help students start or grow their blockchain clubs around the world. We’ll speak with Jing discover more about how the students of today will be developing and running the...more

  • Ronnie Trump Ain't No April Fool!

    Apr 01 2018

    It’s April Fools Day in places where the ridiculous holiday is recognized and celebrated. And it’s a good thing, because it is April and we are fools. Rather than be like everyone else and try to pull a fast one on you, we’re going to pull a slow one on you instead. Joining us today for his first appearance on the show is the President of The United States… played by Mr. Ronnie Moas. Ronnie ain’t no fool, fool! We’ll discuss the latest in cryptocurrency, ho...more

  • Desiree Dickerson is Empowering Women

    Mar 30 2018

    Some people see crypto as an investment opportunity.  Others see the potential for crypto to change the world. In today’s episode we welcome Desiree Dickerson, a super-cool crypto chick who is working to help empower women in post-conflict societies using blockchain technology. We’ve got some news you can use as well as the latest winner for two tickets to World Cryptocon in Las Vegas.  The top crypto show in the Universe according to Joels’ and Travis’ moms, it’s episode #105 of The Bad Crypto ...more

  • ICO Spotlight: Multiversum, Momentum, HelloGold

    Mar 29 2018

    Gold. Artificial Intelligence. Loyalty programs. And a 4th Generation blockchain. Four projects from across the crypto spectrum, all attempting to ambitiously tackle a real-world problem with a blockchain solution. In this episode you’ll meet founders of HelloGold, Multiversum and Momentum as we explore together how tokenized economy models could be the new norm for the future. Come along for this journey down the rabbit hole and see what we find there in this sponsored ICO Spotlight edition of ...more

  • Breaking it Down with Forbes’ Rachel Wolfson

    Mar 28 2018

    Joel and Travis, in the crypto flow Listen in now cause it’s time for the show Gonna break it all down cause ya need to know And right now Travis it’s your turn bro   We got Rachel Wolfson, she writin’ all the stuff Workin’ for Forbes, you know that ain’t rough Covering crypto, and breakin’ it down It’s episode #104 with the crypto clowns   Yo.. .it’s the Bad Crypto Podcast… boooooy Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/104 Ways to connect with Bad Crypto Facebook page - facebook.com/badcrypto Em...more

  • BIG Luv: First Charity on Blockchain

    Mar 26 2018

    John McAfee told us that those who are looking at cryptos as an investment only are missing out on the promise of blockchain. We tend to agree.  And so does Marco Robinson, the founder of Big Luv, the first charity on blockchain. The United States Congress has surprising statements about cryptocurrencies. Asia is leading the way when it comes to tokens.  And Google says no more crypto-related ads. I’m in a 60’s kind of mood, so welcome to the “I saw her on a monday and my heart stood still da do...more

  • Crypto Regulation with David Drake

    Mar 24 2018

    Is regulation of the crypto markets a good thing or bad thing? Well depending who you talk to you get differing opinions.  Shocker. In this episode, we’re pleased to introduce you to David Drake, founder of LDJ Capital, a multi-family office which deals in worldwide funds accessing over $1.5 trillion in assets.  That’s right.. I said trillion. The G20 met and made an announcement about regulating crypto that might make you smile.  And there are some things on the bitcoin blockchain that could la...more

  • Blockchain Strategist Jeremy Gardner

    Mar 23 2018

    As benevolent dictators of The Republic of Bad Cryptopia, Travis and I care very much about our citizens. And because we’ve listened to you, you’ll discover a format change in this episode. You’ll meet blockchain strategist Jeremy Gardner. The Trump administration is banning a certain crypto from US citizens. And while traditional banks are embroiled in controversy, CEOs continue to get paid more. Huh. We’re got that and your questions in this “John McAfee says we are badasses” episode #101 of T...more

  • ICO Spotlight: Amchart, DataBroker Dao, IPSX, Apex Token Fund

    Mar 22 2018

    Travis and I are fascinated by blockchain technology and how it can be used to improve the way we work and live. Today you will meet founders from four companies seeking to leverage the power of blockchain do just that. We’re pleased to welcome people from Amchart, DataBrokerDAO, IPSX and Apex Token Fund to the Republic of Bad Cryptopia. So settle in, listen up and look into the future with us on this sponsored ICO Spotlight edition of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://ba...more

  • John McAfee Raw and Uncensored

    Mar 20 2018

    There is no one in the blockchain space more controversial than John McAfee. Once the founder of a software company that he now disowns, John has a rap sheet that’s longer than his biography. Some people love him. Some people hate him. And there’s probably a few people who don’t know who he is. But you are about to embark on a journey into the mind of a true internet pioneer and blockchain enthusiast. The episode is rife with language and content which may offend your sensibilities. John said we...more

  • The Best of Bad Crypto… So Far

    Mar 19 2018

    Altucher. Lee. Ver. Moas. Shin. These and many others have joined us in the Republic of Bad Cryptopia to have epic discussions about bitcoin, blockchain and the future of digital money. In this episode, we’ll revisit some of the greatest moments from the show, and you’ll hear never-before-released outtakes from the studio. Crypto prices may be down, but we are blockchain bullish and are excited that you are on this journey with us. Come along for the The Best of Bad Crypto, so far, in episode #9...more

  • Live at Crypto Summit

    Mar 16 2018

    We’re in Austin, Texas, where the greatest virtue is being weird. The interactive portion of the annual SXSW conference is coming to a close and we are live on stage at the Crypto Summit. In this episode, we mourn the death of Bitcoin for the 256th time. A Steven Seagal-backed token is in trouble. And why not use your crypto-mining gear to grow produce? We’ll invite our audience to participate in a 30-second crypto pitch, meet the founders of the Crypto Summit, and share companies can give a bet...more

  • ICO Spotlight: PolySwarm, PikcioChain, Celsius Network, Socrates Coin

    Mar 14 2018

    What are your favorite acronyms? FBI? SEC? CIA? ABC? CBS? NBC? BRB? OPP? Yeah, you know me. Well, we are partial to ICO. And in today’s episode we’re going to introduce you to a variety of companies seeking to change the world, or at least their vertical, by launching a utility token. They’re here to share their master plans with you, and we think it’s going to be OMG. You may LOL. You may say WTF. But you are listening to the BCP so here comes a sponsored ICO spotlight edition of The Bad Crypto...more

  • Bitcoin Gone Loco with Tone Vays

    Mar 13 2018

    Ronnie Moas says watch the top 10-20 in market cap for investing in crypto. Ian Balina is all about those alt-coins. So what does Tone Vays say? We found ourselves actually without words a few times during our talk with this trader and analyst. That doesn’t happen very often. Because if it did, it would be the Silent Crypto Podcast. You also many want to know what is going on with the cryptos? Is this a bear market or just another dip? We have thoughts. And we’ll toss in our two doge worth. It’s...more

  • Live from SXSW at The Blokhaus

    Mar 12 2018

    Austin, Texas has a reputation for being weird, and it’s about to get even weirder because Travis and I have arrived. We’re live on location at the Blokhaus, a venue where blockchain leaders are imagining the future together. In the news we’ll share what some fool said on Bloomberg, and you’ll discover a way to heat your home and mine bitcoin. You’ll meet Charles Bell, one of the top blockchain designers in the world, and we’ll have a sitdown with Chris Snook, the founder of The World Tokenomic ...more

  • Quickie: SXSW

    Mar 09 2018

    Bitcoin is in a free fall once again with the price hitting $9000. Of course, the rest of the crypto markets are following suit.  What’s up with that? The US Congress is having a hearing to discuss ICOs. And Travis and I are heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW. We’ll be sharing more about what we’re doing there and hope we’ll get to meet you if you are attending the event. On the road again, Travis and Joel are on the road again. It’s a bitcoin-may-be-falling but blockchain is rising SXSW Bad Cryp...more

  • Talkin' CryptoAssets with Jack Tatar

    Mar 09 2018

    You don’t know Jack. But Bad Crypto does. And you’re about to meet him. His name is Jack Tatar and he is co-author of the book "Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond”. Jack joins us to discuss why crypto should be recognized as a top investing asset alongside stocks, bonds, gold, silver, and bills. We’ll also tell you how one ICO raised $830,000 with Ryan Gosling as their site designer. And big news in the crypto world as the dictionary of record now recognizes cryp...more

  • ICO Spotlight: True Reply, Elementh, CRYPTYK

    Mar 08 2018

    Cool stuff is cool. And blockchain is cool stuff. We’re here to talk about some companies that want to bring cool stuff to the blockchain, and we think that’s kinda cool. Today you’ll meet founders of TrueReply, Elementh and Cryptyk, and discover how they intend to wow you with their coolness. Cool? Then let’s get started. It’s a cool sponsored ICO Spotlight edition of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/ICO021 SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcasts: http://badco.in/...more

  • Top ICO Ratings, Reviews, & Research Sites

    Mar 07 2018

    With so many ICOs hitting the crypto markets, how can you tell which are the winners and which are the losers? In this episode, we’ll discuss some of the things to look for as you do your own research. We’ll also share how to stock up on free crypto via airdrops. And you’ll discover a bank that has gotten wise by allowing their customers to invest in cryptocurrency. It’s all the deliciousness of a plate of bacon without the greasy mess. Welcome to episode #94 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show...more

  • John Stossel on Crypto, The Media & Silk Road

    Mar 05 2018

    It’s not often that you get to speak to a legend of journalism, but that’s exactly what Travis and I got to do recently. In this episode we welcome investigative journalist John Stossel to the show. John has a long history of reporting on network news and has recently finished a series covering the Silk Road. John challenges us both on a number of points and provides his thoughts and opinions on cryptocurrency, fake news, libertarian views and more. We enjoyed the conversation and we think you w...more

  • Ship it on the Blockchain

    Mar 02 2018

    There are some industries that blockchain makes more sense for then others, and one of those is supply chain and all the tracking needed to make sure goods get from point A to B to C to D. In this episode, we welcome John Monarch and Brian D. Evans of Shipchain.io to the show to discuss their new venture and how they intend to impact a multi-trillion dollar industry. In the news, we’ll talk about how a glitch caused some people in Japan to almost get free bitcoin. And while the economy in Venezu...more

  • ICO Spotlight: FCFL.io, DigiPulse

    Mar 01 2018

    They say variety is the spice of life, and the blockchain projects that are soon coming to market intend to solve problems on many fronts. From securing who inherits your digital assets, to controlling your own football league on the blockchain, new problems mean new solutions. We’ve got three companies that have stories to tell, and it’s going to get spicey in here. Come along for the ride as we hear those stories on this sponsored ICO Spotlight edition of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Note...more

  • How to Do Technical Analysis with Carter Thomas

    Feb 28 2018

    Does trading cryptocurrency make you nervous? Do the Bitcoin ups and downs keep you up at night? Are you experiencing headaches and stomach pains? Maybe you should see a doctor. But if you want to hear the calm voice of reason, you’ve come to the right place. In this episode, we welcome YouTube videomaker Carter Thomas to the show. A fan of technical analysis, Carter shares his methodology and mindset for tracking and trading the cryptos, all while staying super chill. So relax. Take a deep brea...more

  • Bad Crypto Quickie: Finding Crypto Community

    Feb 27 2018

    Cryptocurrency and blockchain have brought like-minded people all over the world together in a quest to bring forth a new way of buying, selling, trading, investing and making the world a better place. As the leaders for The Republic of Bad Cryptopia, we’re thrilled to be a part of a vibrant community that seeks to serve people in such a positive way. Ultimately, it’s all about you, the citizens of our crypto-loving nation. And in this episode, we’ve got a free crypto report for you, and we’ll d...more

  • Two Dudes Talking Crypto

    Feb 26 2018

    We are not professional athletes. We are not brain surgeons. We are not rocket scientists. We are not rock stars. We are not nuclear physicists. We are not investment experts. We are not financial advisors. We’re just two dudes talking crypto on episode #90 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: http://badco.in/090 Ways to connect with Bad Crypto Facebook page - facebook.com/badcrypto Email to badcryptopodcast@gmail.com Join the Bad Crypto Mastermind badco.in/mastermind Join our TELEGR...more

  • Ian Balina is a Crypto Made Man

    Feb 23 2018

    What does it take to pick winners in the ICO space? Ian Balina knows a thing or two as his system for choosing the companies most likely to moon has gone viral in the crypto community. Today, we welcome Ian to the show to discuss this system, his biggest wins in the ICO space, his projections for the overall crypto markets and your questions. It’s going to be epic, so put on your spaceman spiff helmet, hop in your lambo and get ready for takeoff. It’s episode #89 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full ...more

  • ICO Spotlight: Synapse, Kora, Incremint

    Feb 22 2018

    In the next 60 minutes you will encounter three companies who are doing interesting things using blockchain technology. Synapse will discuss artificial intelligence. Kora wants to make financial services available to those without technology. And Incremint involves investors in the process for how and when ICOs get paid. It’s smart stuff for smart people. If you’re smart, stick around. If you’re not, stick around. You’ll get smarter. It’s a sponsored ICO spotlight e...more

  • Cryptocurrency in Asia

    Feb 21 2018

    A hotbed of technology, Asia has massive influence on the cryptocurrency marke