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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.








The Best of Bad Crypto Podcast: Andreas Antonopoulos - Crypto and Blockchain Explained for Everyone

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 it on to a friend who...


The Best of The Bad Crypto Podcast: John McAfee

We revisit our first interview with the legendary John McAfee with a replay of Episode #100 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. 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...


The Best of The Bad Crypto Podcast: Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple

This is a Best of Bad Crypto Podcast replay while Sir Lord Travis and Sir Lord Joel are on vacation. We harken back to Episode #067, which originally aired on January 3, 2018 with guest Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple. The price of Ripple at that time was around $0.80 to $0.90; now is it around $0.30. Right now in 2022, there is an SEC case against Ripple. We are interested in seeing the outcome of the SEC case and its impact on the cryptocurrency industry and its adoption. More than three...


The Best of The Bad Crypto Podcast: Travis Gets Hacked - Episode #041

We're sharing our best shows from the last five years as Joel and Travis take a break from broadcasting new content for the crypto curious and the crypto serious. In 2017, Travis experienced a cell phone SIM hack perpetrated by security vulnerabilities at his wireless carrier, social engineering, and use of technology know-how to execute the nefarious hack. Your cell phone number is more public and connected to more private, personal information than your social security number. To protect...


Protecting Your Privacy with Efani

Picture this scenario. You wake up in the morning, pick up your cell phone and discover you have no service provider. You have been sim-jacked, with all info connected to your phone number in the hands of a thief. Bank accounts, email and crypto accounts are all vulnerable. It happened to Travis and it happens every day to unsuspecting mobile users. Today we welcome Haseeb Awan of Efani to the show to discuss how to protect yourself from being sim-jacked. If you think it can’t happen to...


TRUE CRIME - The Missing Cryptoqueen with author Jamie Bartlett

The cryptocurrency world is a lot like the wild, wild west. Pioneers and trailblazers are breaking new ground to serve humanity. All the while, scalliwags and ne’er-do-wells are seizing the opportunity to exploit those courageous enough to venture down the path. There are incredible tales both of untold wealth and unfathomable loss as the crypto story is still being written. One of these tales was thoroughly documented by author, Jamie Bartlett. His book, THE MISSING CRYPTOQUEEN: The...


Has crypto experienced maximum pain?! - Bad News for August 31, 2022

My name is Max. Max Pain. And in case you are wondering if the crypto world has encountered me yet? Some say yes. But some say no. What we know for sure is that Michael Saylor may be in trouble for tax fraud, accidentally transferred more than $10 million dollars to a customer, and Samsung hopes to open a crypto exchange in Korea next year. There are predictions and prognostications on what happens next with Bitcoin and the crypto market from experts, so-called experts and...


What is the Ethereum Merge with Matt Cutler

Ethereum is the second biggest thing in crypto, and it may one day flip Bitcoin in market cap. But the big news around Vitalik’s creation is the upcoming switch from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. We have questions and concerns about this major change in how the Ethereum chain will operate. So today we welcome Matt Cutler of Blocknative to the show to answer all our questions about the Ethereum merge. Someone call 911 because it’s an Ethmergency on episode #630 of The Bad Crypto...


Fed Guidelines for Crypto Banks - Bad News for August 16, 2022

Do Kwon talks, Fed guidelines for crypto banks, Tornado Cash developer arrest in Bad News for August 16, 2022 Bitcoin almost tips $25,000. Ethereum touches $2000. And Celsius has a massive run-up. Do Kwon of Terra Luna finally breaks his silence. The Fed has released new guidelines for crypto banks. And Vitalik says a potential Ethereum fork is not likely to succeed. They say “no news is good news”. We say “our news is bad news… but it’s good. In a bad sort of way.” News, views and corn,...


Deploying DApps Made Easy with Pavel Salas of Gear Technologies

As blockchain development continues forward, there is a greater need for tools that make it simple for developers to roll out DApps. Some chains are more favorable than others to accomplish this goal, and the creators of Polkadot intend to lead the way. One team taking advantage of PolkaDot’s capabilities is Gear Technologies. They have created a system that helps developers deploy dapps faster than you can say pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. We discover the benefits of...


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,...