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Bennett and Cas discuss historical moments in the cryptocurrency and finance industries, focusing on frauds, hacks, exit scams, and other malfeasance.

Crypto Critics' Corner Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin

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    • 4.9 • 241 Ratings

Bennett and Cas discuss historical moments in the cryptocurrency and finance industries, focusing on frauds, hacks, exit scams, and other malfeasance.

    Binanace and Changpeng Zhao Indicted: End of an Era

    Binanace and Changpeng Zhao Indicted: End of an Era

    Bennett and Cas discuss the indictment of Changpeng Zhao and the Deferred Prosecution Agreement for Binance.

    Read coverage of charges here.

    This episode was recorded on February 10th, 2024.

    • 29 min
    Read, Write, Owned: Broken Web3 Promises (Feat. Molly White)

    Read, Write, Owned: Broken Web3 Promises (Feat. Molly White)

    Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey are joined by Molly White to discuss Andreessen Horowitz GP Chris Dixon's new book: Read, Write, Own.



    Read Molly's review of Dixon's book here and check out her archival cryptocurrency news site here.



    Read Protos' article about how a16z gamed the NYT Bestseller List here.



    Read Motherboard's article about how many copies of Read, Write, Own were bulk purchased here.



    This episode was recorded on February 10th, 2024.

    • 59 min
    Tether: The $100,000,000,000 Problem in Crypto

    Tether: The $100,000,000,000 Problem in Crypto

    Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey discuss the history and present of Tether, the most important firm in all of cryptocurrency.



    This video was recorded on February 4th, 2024.

    • 42 min
    Why Crypto Will Never Fix Payments (Feat. Patrick McKenzie)

    Why Crypto Will Never Fix Payments (Feat. Patrick McKenzie)

    Bennett and Cas are joined by Patrick McKenzie of Bits About Money to discuss why cryptocurrency is not a solution for the problems of payments.

    Bits About Money

    Patrick McKenzie Twitter

    Protos coverage of Moonstone Cease and Desist

    Federal Reserve Cease and Desist for Moonstone

    Bennett's video about Cash App/Interchange Fees/Durbin Amendment

    This video was recorded on October 12th, 2023.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Sam Bankman-Fried Sent Himself to Prison (Feat. Elizabeth Lopatto)

    Sam Bankman-Fried Sent Himself to Prison (Feat. Elizabeth Lopatto)

    Bennett and Cas are joined by Elizabeth Lopatto of the Verge to discuss Sam Bankman-Fried's conviction.



    Sam Bankman-Fried gambled on a trial and his parents lost



    Elizabeth Lopatto's Coverage at The Verge



    Cas' review of Going Infinite



    Protos coverage of the trial



    This video was recorded on November 6th, 2023.

    • 45 min
    Wyre: Another crypto payment processor involved in fraud

    Wyre: Another crypto payment processor involved in fraud

    Bennett and Cas discuss Wyre, another cryptocurrency payments processor involved with fraud.



    Protos coverage of Ryan Breslow's many disasters



    Protos coverage of Wyre problems



    This episode was recorded on October 20th, 2023.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 Ratings

matt2377 ,

wen new episodes?

Last one Nov? Is this still a thing? Surely crypto didn’t outlast the critics?

OwenGil ,

Excellent work

I have probably learned more about crypto from this podcast than anywhere else. Cas also writes for the Protos website and is a great read. Thanks guys.

Ruby Sea ,

Analytic and entertaining

These guys are very well informed about the crypto sector and put on an entertaining podcast. Politically, however, they swing left.

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