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Ponzi Schemes and Death by Fire
Host Rich Goldberg is joined by Dr. Nicholas Weaver of UC-Berkeley, one of the nation’s leading crypto skeptics, who tells us why all cryptocurrencies will end in disaster. He explains why all crypto should “die in a fire,” why he views cryptocurrencies as Ponzi schemes, and he shares the little-known story of Pirate@40. Nicholas Weaver received a […]
The De-Final Frontier
Host Rich Goldberg explores the wild world of decentralized finance, or DeFi, with Bette Chen, co-founder of Acala, a DeFi network. They break down how DeFi works, why an average person would want access to it, how Web 2.0 could soon fuse with Web 3.0, the difference between Bitcoin and Ethereum, how stablecoins work and […]
Ku Klux Crypto
Host Rich Goldberg is joined by Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Varsha Koduvayur of Valens Global and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies to discuss their new report, “Crypto-Fascists: Cryptocurrency Usage By Domestic Extremists,” and how cryptocurrency has been embraced by white nationalist groups for fundraising. They also discuss some of the unique ways cryptocurrency offers […]
After the Fall
Host Rich Goldberg reviews a very bad week for cryptocurrencies and sounds off on the Blockchain Association for misleading policymakers about Russia and sanctions. Then, Alex Leishman of River Financial stays bullish on Bitcoin, explaining his own unique BTC products, including a new way to buy your own Bitcoin mining fleet. Alex Leishman is the Co-Founder […]
Bitcoin Beach Blanket Bingo
Host Rich Goldberg examines El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin as legal tender and the country’s long-awaited Bitcoin bond. Rich is joined by two journalists who have been on the ground in El Salvador: Anna-Cat Brigada and Leo Schwartz. Anna-Cat Brigida is a freelance journalist based in Central America. Her work has been published in The […]
Is Your Crypto Secure?
Host Rich Goldberg speaks with two guests from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation, Dr. Samantha Ravich and Retired Admiral Mark Montgomery. They discuss cybersecurity threats to cryptocurrency, ransomware, Russia, the Biden Administration’s recent Executive Order and much more! Dr. Samantha Ravich is the chairman of FDD’s Center onCyber and […]