Crypto Episodes

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Crypto NFTs

(Bonus) Are NFT's Bad For Artists? And An Interesting Raise Sampler

March 20, 2021

Last weekend a listener to this show, Ti Zhang, (@zero_chill_tea) tagged me on twitter around a conversation they were having about NFTs and the degree to which, lots of folks in the art world are not so thrilled with the ad…

Crypto NFTs

(Bonus) What Are NFTs? With CoinDesk's Brady Dale

March 6, 2021

I don’t think this one requires any in depth intro. The great Brady Dale of Coindesk, walks us though the whole NFT phenomenon. What are NFTs? How do they work? Why are people so crazed about them at the moment?

Guest: Brady Dale

Tue. 02/16 – Bitcoin Crosses $50k

Feb. 16, 2021

Bitcoin hits its latest, biggest milestone. A OnePlus cofounder’s latest startup is: Nothing. But it bought something: Essential. I’ll explain why this “who’s on first” routine might be interesting. Why government antitrust …

Crypto Tesla

Mon. 02/08 – Tesla Buys Bitcoin While Elon Sends Dogecoin To The Moon!

Feb. 8, 2021

The singularity is near, cause all our meme stories are colliding. Tesla has bought a ton of Bitcoin while Elon is tweet-pumping Dogecoin. Clubhouse is blocked in China. Cold water on the Apple Car story from Hyundai itself.…


Tue. 01/05 – US Banks Can Now Issue Stablecoins

Jan. 5, 2021

The OCC clears US banks to run crypto nodes and issue stablecoins. Microsoft wants to make One Outlook to rule all your email and calendar apps. Looks like Haven couldn’t solve healthcare. Why haven’t we seen Jack Ma in publ…


Tue. 12/29 – Coinbase To Suspend Trading of XRP

Dec. 29, 2020

Coinbase is suspending trading of XRP. Ant Group tries to appease the CCP. Will we soon see immunity passports on our phones? We now know the identity of the first tech IPO of the new year. And why, if you’re doing to do som…


Wed. 12/23 – XRP, The 3rd Biggest Cryptocurrency Might Be In Big Trouble

Dec. 23, 2020

The SEC does indeed sue Ripple, and that could be a bigger deal than I thought. Twitter won’t hand over the @Potus Twitter followers to Biden. What Zoom wants to do for its next act beyond video. Controlling your AirPods wit…


Thu. 12/03 – A Law To Turn Crypto Basic?

Dec. 3, 2020

A new bill could regulate crypto in a way that crypto folks say would defeat the point of decentralization. Facebook antitrust could be coming next week. Loon is the first to turn the skies over to artificial intelligence. H…


Fri. 10/23 – What If PayPal Goes Big In Crypto?

Oct. 23, 2020

Is PayPal making moves to become a major player in Crypto? A look at the two big ballot initiatives in California that Silicon Valley cares about and which the rest of the country might be affected by. Why YouTube is this el…


Wed. 10/21 – PayPal Adds Crypto

Oct. 21, 2020

Big news for crypto as PayPal adopts it, both for users to buy, but also, crucially, for them to spend. Facebook is testing a Nextdoor killer. Update on the Quibi deathwatch. Tech earnings snuck up on me and Evan Spiegel had…


(Bonus) What Is DeFi? With CoinDesk's Brady Dale

Oct. 17, 2020

I don’t think I’ve made any bones about the fact that I blow hot and cold on crypto. Sometimes I grow frustrated that it always seems to be a lot of sound and fury, ultimately signifying nothing. Or at least, not amounting t…

Guest: Brady Dale
Crypto Gaming

Wed. 09/02 – Nvidia’s New GPU Powerhouse, the RTX 3090

Sept. 2, 2020

Nividia’s new GPU powerhouse, the RTX 3090. Apple makes the case that the App Store is a jobs powerhouse. Patreon is an interesting and monster new raise. Why Amazon delivery drivers are hanging their phones from trees. And …


Fri. 02/21 - Libra Gets A (Shopify) Win!

Feb. 21, 2020

Shopify joins the Libra Association, Facebook will pay you for your data in one specific instance, Google is cutting down on apps using background location, more Coronavirus cancellations and the Weekend Longreads Suggestion…


(Bonus) Year-End Checkin On Crypto With Brady Dale of @coindesk

Dec. 14, 2019

For the final weekend bonus episode of the year, I wanted to check in with Crypto. What a year for the space! Seemingly dead at the beginning of the year. But then the Crypto Spring™ happened. And then Libra happened. And so…

Guest: Brady Dale

Fri. 08/23 - Are "Partners" Looking To Exit Libra?

Aug. 23, 2019

YouTube shuts down channels over Hong Kong content, some of Facebook’s Libra partners are having second thoughts, the WSJ finds some shady items on Amazon, the reviews of the Galaxy Note10+ are in, and the weekend longreads …