Bennett and Cas discuss historical moments in the cryptocurrency and finance industries, focusing on frauds, hacks, exit scams, and other malfeasance.
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.
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.
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.
Sam Bankman-Fried's Trial is Going Great (feat. Molly White)
Bennett and Cas are joined by Molly White (@molly0xfff) to discuss the ongoing testimony of Sam Bankman-Fried.
Web3 is Going Great
Protos Coverage of the Trial
This video was recorded on November 1st, 2023.
It's so over: Sam Bankman-Fried testifies (feat. Sam Kessler)
Bennett and Cas are joined by Sam Kessler from CoinDesk to discuss the witnesses that the defense has been calling to the stand, including Sam Bankman-Fried.
CoinDesk trial coverage:
Protos trial coverage:
SBF's Kamikaze Defense:
The Jury Finally Hears from SBF by Liz Lopatto:
This episode was recorded on October 28th, 2023.
Tweets, Trolls, and Superstars in the Sam Bankman-Fried Trial (Feat. Katie Baker)
Bennett and Cas are joined by Katie Baker, a journalist at The Ringer, to discuss her time spent at the trial, how social media and sh*tposting are playing a role, and her most recent article, which encapsulates the story unfolding better than anything written thus far.
Read Katie's article here: https://www.theringer.com/tech/2023/10/16/23919236/sam-bankman-fried-sbf-trial-caroline-ellison-testimony-ftx-cryptocurrency