Crypto Episodes

The latest news about crypto: currencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum, investing, blockchain technologies, NFTs, DAOs, and all the building blocks of Web3.

Fri. 09/24 – China: No, Really. No Crypto.

Sept. 24, 2021

China really, really, really wants you to know it’s serious about its Crypto crackdown. Google brought some Pixel-only features to everybody. Leaks ahead of next week’s Amazon event. New York passes a law on gig worker pay. …


Wed. 09/08 – Coinbase Tussles With The SEC?

Sept. 8, 2021

Coinbase says the SEC threatened to sue it over a crypto lending product. The fallout from yesterday’s Bitcoin launch in El Salvador. Ford hires away one of the key executives on the Apple Car project. Microsoft and PayPal m…

Crypto NFTs

(TWTR SPC) This Week's NFT Explosion With @jacksondame And @SHL0MS

Sept. 4, 2021

Chris and I get deep in this week's NFT craziness with two folks who are actually working right now in the space, @jacksondame And @SHL0MS.

Guests: Jackson Dame , SHL0MS

Fri. 08/13 – The Growing Power Of Stablecoins

Aug. 13, 2021

Disney reported some surprisingly strong streaming numbers. A recent Nvidia keynote included a virtual replica of its CEO. What if USDC becomes a stablecoin defacto backed by the US Fed. And in the weekend longreads suggesti…


Mon. 08/09 – Congressional Crypto Crunch

Aug. 9, 2021

Crypto flexes its lobby muscle in an attempt to craft that infrastructure bill. Apple tries to beat back the controversy around its photo scanning plans. The Cybertruck is delayed. And what if the whole democratization of in…


Fri. 07/02 – Robinhood’s IPO Success Depends On Doge?

July 2, 2021

Robinhood files for its long-awaited IPO. The Chinese government took the shine off of Didi’s recent IPO. More new features from Twitter. Is Apple the first to take advantage of 3nm chips? And, of course, the weekend longrea…


Mon. 06/28 – Binance Runs Into Trouble Around The Globe

June 28, 2021

The UK orders a halt to regulated activities by Binance, joining everybody, all the sudden. Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 888 Plus. Lenovo unveils an Android tablet that works as a portable monitor. And meet the activists …


Wed. 06/09 – The First Country To Adopt Bitcoin As Legal Tender

June 9, 2021

El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Biden reverses the TikTok and WeChat bans. Did one single customer cause that Fastly internet outage? Interesting raise for a faster Ethereum. Interesti…


(TWTR SPC) Tipping As The Currency For The Creator Economy

May 15, 2021

From Friday, May 14, 2021. A long discussion about tipping as the base unit (???) of the creator economy? Featuring @gregarious as well as @NigelKofi (check out Ko-fi at and @reeshahoward. Sponsor:Pork…


Thu. 05/13 – Elon Rekt Crypto

May 13, 2021

The whims of Elon Musk go both ways when it comes to crypto markets. SpaceX signs a deal with Google Cloud to do battle with AWS and the Kuiper Project. Colonial Pipeline reportedly paid the ransom and is getting back online…

Crypto Twitter

(TWTR SPC) Tip Jar, Basecamp And Doge

May 8, 2021

We talk about the Tip Jar and all the other big changes Twitter has been making. We get into the Basecamp brouhaha and also why I didn’t end up covering it this week. We talk about Dogecoin with someone who was there at the …

Guest: Tony Haile

(TWTR SPACE) The Coinbase Moment For Crypto

April 10, 2021

Here was our Twitter Space from this week. We ended up talking all about Coinbase, helped by some great analysis from Romeen Sheth, who I think you’ll recall I quoted from when we talked about this on Wednesday. You can foll…

Guest: Romeen Sheth

Wed. 04/07 – TLDR: Coinbase Is A Helluva Business

April 7, 2021

Coinbase has revealed the number behind their business, and they are brain exploding emoji. A big Patreon raise shows the moneybags are serious about this creator economy thing. Nobody is crying at Plaid over that failed Vis…


Fri. 04/02 – Coinbase Going Public With A Confident Swagger

April 2, 2021

Coinbase is going public and sharing its numbers ahead of time, which is rare and probably a sign of confidence. The App Store has started rejecting apps ahead of that big new privacy change. Has Tencent’s gaming studio beco…

Crypto Tesla

Wed. 03/24 – Buying Teslas With Bitcoin Is More Bullish For Whom?

March 24, 2021

You can now use Bitcoin to buy a Tesla. You can now DM anyone on Slack. Intel is now doing what Ben Thompson has been telling them to do for years. What Medium is doing to journalists is dumb. What Verizon is doing with Yaho…