13 episodes

Block Climbing is fortnightly podcast exploring the impacts of crypto and web3 on our lives - from the good, to the bad, to the fungible.

This is a Crypto Bro free zone where beginners, skeptics and everyone in between are welcome to learn, question and have a lol.

Hosted by seasoned journalists Tegan Jones and Tim Bennett, Block Climbing aims to be a trusted source of information that won't try to sell you on a new NFT drop. Promise.

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Block Climbing is fortnightly podcast exploring the impacts of crypto and web3 on our lives - from the good, to the bad, to the fungible.

This is a Crypto Bro free zone where beginners, skeptics and everyone in between are welcome to learn, question and have a lol.

Hosted by seasoned journalists Tegan Jones and Tim Bennett, Block Climbing aims to be a trusted source of information that won't try to sell you on a new NFT drop. Promise.

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    A short & spicy history of Elon Musk & Bitcoin

    A short & spicy history of Elon Musk & Bitcoin

    This week Tesla sold 75% of its Bitcoin holdings, so we dive into the short but tumultous history between the crypto and Elon Musk.
    Elsewhere in the episode they dive into Square Enix releasing Final Fantasy VII NFTs and a Texan heatwave messing with its crypto mining.

    • 34 min
    Reddit launches Totally Not NFTs

    Reddit launches Totally Not NFTs

    The crypto market may still be crashing, but that hasn't stopped Reddit from launching Collectible Avatars that are Totally Not NFTs. They're unique digital avatars that are minted on the blockchain, but sure.
    Speaking of crypto nuclear winter, the 'crypto bailouts' have begun. Tegan and Tim look at what this actually means and whether it's actually comparable to the bailouts that went down during the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.

    • 22 min
    The Bitcoin short & BAYC alt-right accusations

    The Bitcoin short & BAYC alt-right accusations

    The markets may still be bearish but there's still plenty of wild crypto news this week. First up, a new ETF called ProShares is launching that lets you actually short Bitcoin. Too bad it popped up after the market crashed.
    Meanwhile, Tegan travels to Hobart for Dark Mofo and checks out an exhibition where the artist minted her own reproductive cell as an NFT. And yes it's absolutely for sale.
    Meanwhile, Bored Ape Yacht Club has been accused of Nazi links in their imagery in a YouTube video that us blowing up. But this isn't the first time this has happened. Similar accusations had already been made by artist Ryder Ripps... Who BAYC is also suing for alleged intellectual property infringement.

    • 29 min
    Zero Degrees Celsius

    Zero Degrees Celsius

    The crypto market continues to be a flaming hot pile of garbage! While token prices continue to plummet, large boi CeFi platform Celsius has paused transactions on its network. This means that, at least for now, 1.7 million customers are left sitting on their hands.
    But on the flip side, the downturn of the market is leading to some Bitcoin miners peacing out, which is a good thing for the environment.
    And in some wholesome news, old mate Seth Green has been reunited with his Bored Ape, after it was phished from his account.
     

    • 26 min
    Is the crypto bear market actually bad?

    Is the crypto bear market actually bad?

    The past few weeks have seen crypto markets plummet across the board. So in this episode Tim and Tegan take a look and what kicked off this bear market.

    Spoiler alert - it's not just Terra and Luna.

    Some Finder experts also jump on board to offer their insights on what it all means and what the future might have in store.
    But it wouldn't be an episode of Blocking Climbing without a lol story to kick off with. And this time around it's all about Seth Green's Bored Ape being stolen right before it debuted in its own TV show.

    • 27 min
    Airdrop: Madonna's spicy NFTs

    Airdrop: Madonna's spicy NFTs

    Block Climbing is introducing airdrop episodes!
    This snack sized content looks at some of biggest and weirdest crypto news that week in a convenient 10 minutes. You’ll find these nestled between our regular eps because we know you’re missing us on those off weeks.
    In our first airdrop we hit Madonna birthing robot centipedes in NFT form. Yep that sure is a real sentence. Meanwhile, the ATO is cracking down on crypto and Instagram gets in on the NFT game.

    • 12 min

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