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Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey discuss historical moments in the Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and finance spaces, mainly focusing on frauds, exchange hacks, exit scams, and other malfeasance.

Crypto Critics' Corner Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin

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Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey discuss historical moments in the Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and finance spaces, mainly focusing on frauds, exchange hacks, exit scams, and other malfeasance.

    Harmony Horizon Exploit, Lazarus Group, and Cryptocurrency Bridges

    Harmony Horizon Exploit, Lazarus Group, and Cryptocurrency Bridges

    Bennett and Cas revisit the Harmony Horizon bridge exploit from last year, discuss why the Lazarus Group is targeting cryptocurrency so much, and go over the billion plus lost on cryptocurrency bridges over the past year.

    Special thanks to ZachXBT, who uncovered the movements of Lazarus exploit funds as they were happening.

    • 39 min
    Nexo Raided, SBF Lies, and Genesis and Gemini Charged

    Nexo Raided, SBF Lies, and Genesis and Gemini Charged

    Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey discuss the raid executed against Nexo, SBF's lies in his Substack, and the unregistered security charges brought against Genesis and Gemini.

    Kentucky Cease and desist against Nexo

    Protos On SBF's Lies



    This video was streamed live on January 12th, 2022.

    • 30 min
    Cryptocurrency Banks Give Up

    Cryptocurrency Banks Give Up

    Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin discuss Silvergate, Signature, Metropolitan, and other cryptocurrency banks in light of their massive deposit outflows and increasing regulatory issues.

    American Banker Post about Silvergate using Home Loan bank advances: https://www.americanbanker.com/news/silvergate-bank-loaded-up-on-4-3-billion-in-fhlb-advances

    OCC, Federal Reserve, and FDIC statement on risks to crypto banks: https://www.fdic.gov/news/press-releases/2023/pr23002a.pdf



    This video was recorded on January 12th, 2022.

    • 25 min
    Did Satoshi run a drug cartel? The Paul Le Roux Story (Feat. Evan Ratliff)

    Did Satoshi run a drug cartel? The Paul Le Roux Story (Feat. Evan Ratliff)

    Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin are joined by Evan Ratliff to discuss Paul Le Roux, an international criminal who some believe may have been Satoshi Nakamoto.    We also discuss Evan's new podcast Persona, and the similarities between the crimes of Gilbert Chikli and cryptocurrency hacks and scams.

    Additional resources:

    Persona podcast

    The Mastermind

    Vanish for one month 

    This episode was recorded on October 18th, 2022.

    • 56 min
    Auditors, Binance, and Global Regulation

    Auditors, Binance, and Global Regulation

    Today Bennett and Cas are recording an IN-PERSON(!!!) episode of CCC together!

    We discuss auditors exiting the cryptocurrency industry en masse, what's next for Binance, and how regulators will or won't take on the new global financial industries.

    Recorded on Tuesday, December 21, 2022.

    • 47 min
    The Skeptic's Guide to Skepticism

    The Skeptic's Guide to Skepticism

    Today Bennett and Cas discuss walking the fine line between beneficial and frank skepticism and full-blown conspiracy theorist, and how sometimes the line can get a little blurry.



    This episode was recorded on November 4th, before everything spiraled into an utter sh*tshow.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

S Alter ,

Impressive!

Highly informative. Highly unbiased. Highly critical. Highly enjoyable

Gaga lover26 ,

Excellent measured coverage

Love both Bennett and Cas, wish they would put out more episodes

lowandzo ,

Awesome podcast!

I don’t know anything about crypto and I don’t care about it, but I love this podcast. I find it engaging and entertaining even though I often don’t understand what they are talking about. Bennett and Cas are both clearly very intelligent and diligent in their research. Their dynamic is engaging, they are likable, passionate people, and their interview skills are top notch!! Listen to this podcast!!

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