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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.

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.


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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.








Regulating Crypto with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce

One of the subjects that arises again and again in the crypto world is regulation. With so many rug pulls, scams and ways for consumers to lose money in the space, the US Securities and Exchange commission is hard at work attempting to bring about regulation that will help stabilize the space. Today we are delighted to welcome the SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce to the show to answer many of our burning questions. Of course, she can’t talk about pending investigations, but with her stance on...


Cultural Appropriation Bad News for July 31, 2022

Bitcoin and crypto seem to be finding their legs back again after a brutal downturn. Is this the beginning of the bull market or just another bull trap? We don’t know. But we do know that Bitcoin and crypto are a global revolution. And we’ve got news from around the world today to discuss this phenomenon. To do so, we are going to bring in our international correspondents to bring all kinds of flavor to this show. That’s LOLs for those of you who have a sense of humor and “reeeees!” to those...


Building for the Web3 Future with Mario Nawfal

He’s a successful entrepreneur, an early investor in crypto projects, an early adopter of Bitcoin and the host of one of the crypto world’s largest weekly Twitter Spaces. His name is Mario Nawfal and he’s got an absolutely brilliant accent. Mario joins us today to discuss the future of Web3, Bitcoin, NFTs and much more. We’re awful. He’s Nawfal. And this is episode #625 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast:...


Is This the REAL Satoshi Nakamoto?

Over the years, many have speculated as to the identity of the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of the Bitcoin whitepaper. From Craig Wright to Hal Finney, we’ve entertained many a notion of who this brilliant and elusive genius really is. Today, we may have found the answer. Ivy McLemore is a journalist who has been hot on the trail of Satoshi. The trail has led him to a British man whose name we will reveal in this episode. Ivy methodically provides all the verifiable facts and...


What We've Learned in Five Years

What We've Learned in Five Years of The Bad Crypto Podcast Life comes at you fast, and so does crypto. It seems like just yesterday that Travis and I discussed creating a podcast to help regular folks like us understand the emerging blockchain world. And in the blink of an eye, five years have passed. We’re incredibly grateful for the fantastic audience and community that has been created in the Republic of Bad Cryptopia. Going down the rabbit hole has been educational for us, and we hope...


Russia Bans Bitcoin, Celsius Bankruptcy, and Bidenflation 9.1% - Bad News for July 17, 2022

Greetings comrades. This is Vladimir Putin, President of Russia. I am here to tell you that I have banned ze bitcoin from being used as legal tender in Russia. I’m sure this will stop all citizens from using the evil cryptocurrency. I am commandeering this show to tell you more about this very important news, and maybe will also tell you about other news. My plan to eliminate decentralized crypto begins with a hostile takeover of this show. I guess it’s really bad news for Joel and Travis on...


The Free Republic of Liberland with Vit Jedlicka

Vit Jedlicka, President of Liberland With the global elites attempting to control how the nearly 8 billion people of the world should live their lives, there are freedom and liberty-focused people that believe we should live and let live. And some of them are dedicating their efforts to making that a reality. One such individual it Vit Yedlichka, President of The Free Republic of Liberland, a very small sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube...


What Women Want with Erin Cell

If you’ve been in the crypto space or observed it for any amount of time, what would you think is most missing from the blockchain world? Is it regulation? How about transparency? According to some, one of the biggest problems with the space is that it’s one big sausage fest. No, we’re not saying blockchain should become vegan, not that there’s anything wrong with that. We’re talking about male domination. It’s not by design… it’s just that men tend to lead the way with technology. But the...


Into the Metaverse with Cathy Hackl

Welcome to the Metaverse, your name here. Please take your shoes off and make yourself comfortable. In the metaverse, all your needs will be tended to. You will work, play, live, eat, sleep, breathe and poop, all from the confines of your virtual world. What is this Metaverse thing all about? If you have a VR headset, put one on now. If you don’t, put on your pretend VR headset. You know, like the one your kindergarten teacher told you to wear. Today, we welcome Cathy Hackl, the Godmother...


Beware Ransomware with Trent Fowler

Hackers. Viruses. Malware. There must be more than 50 ways to lose your crypto. But one of the ways is when you voluntarily hand it over to criminals demanding a ransom. This can be the result of Ransomware. What is this insidious method of extracting money from people, how did it come to be and how are you and your data at risk? Today we are joined by Trent Fowler, an expert in the area of Ransomware. You’ll want to know what it is and how you can protect yourself. It’s a little dark,...


What in the World is Going On with Bill Tai

Inflation. Crypto crashes. Currency wars. Land wars. Star Wars. These are crazy times and it’s said in an insane society the sane man must appear insane. Whether or not we are sane or insane is up for debate, but we think today’s guest at least appears sane. Wait, does that mean he is insane? We don’t know, but what we do know is that Bill Tai is a really interesting guy. As an incredibly successful venture capitalist who has help fund many unicorns, his take on today’s current events is...


Bad News in Space(s) for June 19, 2022

Bad News in Space(s) for June 19, 2022 From time to time, we do a news-centric episode of this show. Five years into this podcast and we still like to experiment with new ideas. At the behest of Sir Lord Travis, we decided to do news in a LIVE Twitter Spaces this week. Not only did we cover important stories, but we invited some in the audience to share their thoughts as well. Thanks to Twitter we have the replay, and are pleased to bring it to you now in an edited format. It’s Bad News...


The Crypto Shit Show

Are the markets as bad as they look? Yeppp. They’re that bad. First we got LUNA, then we got out-of-control inflation, now a Celsius shit show. The whole thing is a shit show. In fact, today’s conversation between myself and Sir Lord Travis Wright is probably going to be nothing more than a shit show. As you join us from my terrace in Puerto Rico as we talk all things that are currently happening in the cryptocurrency and blockchain world, it is our Episode # 615 of The Bad Crypto...


An Open Conversation with Janice McAfee

An Open Conversation with Janice McAfee In the history of this podcast, there are only a handful of people who have been on more than once. But there’s only one man who visited with us FIVE times. That would be enigmatic and mysterious John McAfee. Reported dead by suicide in a Spanish prison in June of 2021, there are still many questions around his life and his death. Today we are honored and privileged to welcome John’s wife, Janice McAfee to the show, to discuss these questions. It’s a...


Preaching the Gospel of Bitcoin with Crypto Jebb

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called a bear market. Crappy word, “bear”, but it’s not forever and that’s a good thing. I’m here to tell you there’s something more… the bull market. A world of never-ending enthusiasm and financial profits. You can always refresh your portfolio, day or night. So when you call up that broker on Wall Street, you know the one, Dr. Bitcoin and crypto are a ponzi scam, instead of asking him how much time before the next...


Tokens for Tacos: Bad News June 5, 2022

As Bitcoin continues hovering around $30,000, the blockchain world continues growing at breakneck pace. Bank of America has blockchain patents waiting in the wings. Russia reconsiders crypto regulations. China says.. .eh, who cares what China says. Gamestop crushes it with digital assets, Taco tokens are on the way, and USDT may quench your thirst. Oh, and in case you are living under a rock, the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial is over. What does that have to do with crypto? Nothing. But...


Crypto Estate Planning with Vanessa Clark

We’ve invited attorney Vanessa Clark to the show to answer some really important questions about crypto estate planning. Planning for what happens to your stuff when you die or become incapacitated may not be on your radar for stuff you want to hear, but if you’ve got loved one who you want to have access to your crypto, you definitely don’t want to miss this “we’re all gonna die someday” episode #611 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast:...


FBI Seizes Bitcoin with Elena Obukhova

FBI Seizes Bitcoin with Elena Obukhova Just as there are 50 ways to leave your lover, there are a lot of ways to lose your Bitcoin. While none of these are good, I imagine that having the FBI seize your Bitcoin is one of the less agreeable ways for this to take place. In this episode, we welcome crypto OG Elena Obukhova to the show to share her encounter with the FBI, to discuss the importance of decentralization and also to check out the ticketing project she has launched. It’s the “If...


The Crypto Bear Market Redux?

The Crypto Bear Market Redux? With Bitcoin off 57% from its all-time high, many are saying that crypto is now in a bear market. We can’t conclusively say if that’s true or not, but the markets are definitely experiencing a lot of fear. Travis and I have seen this movie before, and in this episode, we talk about what it was like to live through a verified crypto bear market, and to stick around long enough to see the bulls run once more. Is this a repeat of 2018? Or have the markets, and...


Stablecoin LUNAcy with Brad Mills

Stablecoin LUNAcy with Brad Mills The crypto world is notorious for its risk and its unpredictability. This past week has seen both of these features surface in a big way as the Terra ecosystem has collapsed upon itself losing investors billions of dollars. What happened and what can we learn from it? In this episode, we welcome podcaster and author Brad Mills to the show to discuss in detail the warning signs and the end result of this digital ponzi scheme. Brad called it accurately back...