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Technologists and crypto-enthusiasts Joel Comm and Travis Wright attempt to demystify the world of bitcoin, blockchain, litecoin, ethereum, alt-coins, token generation events, and ICOs in this podcast for cryptocurrency newbies.


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Technologists and crypto-enthusiasts Joel Comm and Travis Wright attempt to demystify the world of bitcoin, blockchain, litecoin, ethereum, alt-coins, token generation events, and ICOs in this podcast for cryptocurrency newbies.








NFTs Moving Towards Mainstream - Bad News For 1/30/23

Bitcoin is on the move again and the rest of crypto is following suit. What is causing this rise in price? The US Congress has an FTX problem, and it may not be what you think. And a major player has announced that they will be getting into the NFT space. As if we couldn’t see that coming. Who is it? You’ll find out today on our mark of the beast episode #666 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast:...


Learning about Zero Knowledge Proofs

A young man walks into a bar and says “gimme a vodka tonic”. Unsure of the man’s age, the bartender must ask to see his identification in order to prove he is old enough to drink. What if the bartender knew from the blockchain that the guy was old enough without even asking for an ID? He would be accepting proof with no knowledge of actually having seen the proof. That’s zero knowledge proof… or ZKP. Today on the show we welcome Dor Garbash of the Mina Foundation to discuss ZKPs and why...


Uncovering Capitalism’s Corruption with Raymond Baker

The Western world’s way of capitalism has brought about more prosperity than any other system in the history of man. But there are those who have corrupted the principles of capitalism to benefit themselves without any concern for society in general. It’s that crony capitalism that is a direct threat to real democracy, at least according to our guest today, Raymond Baker. Raymond is author of a new book titled Invisible Trillions, and he has some keen insights into what is broken in today’s...


What in the World is Happening with Teeka Tiwari

What in the world is happening with the financial markets? How about the crypto markets? Are we on the cusp of a recession and dystopian hellscape? Or are there reasonable steps you can take to ensure your financial and emotional security? We are pleased to welcome Teeka Tiwari of The Palm Beach Letter back to the show to discuss all these things and more. So if you are ready for a healthy dose of optimism and financial literacy. You’ve come to the right place as we welcome Teeka Tiwari...


The State of Crypto 2022 - Bad News For 12/28/22

Crypto Billionaires lost over $116 billion in 2022. In spite of that, Microstrategy added to their portfolio. A market exploiter has been arrested here in Puerto Rico. SBF is out on bail. And the Twitter Files show that we were once again correct in our so-called “conspiracy theories”. Are we going to take some victory laps? Hell yeah. And so should you as you join us for our Bad News episode #662 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. FULL SHOW NOTES: SUBSCRIBE, RATE, &...


Is HEX Crypto a Scam? with Tom Gillespie

One of the most controversial figures in the crypto world is none other than Richard Heart. A former guest on this show, we found him to be quite likeable and knowledgeable. And yet the question remains, is the HEX token he created a scam? His community of followers, who call themselves Hexicans, would certainly say no. Others are more skeptical. Film-maker Tom Gillespie has gone down the HEX rabbit hole to learn more about Richard and his community in a new four-part documentary series...


A Gift from The Bad Crypto Podcast - Holiday Extra

Gather 'round the fireplace and tune in for some extra gifts from us to you. Travis has created a new motion NFT and we have a bonus holiday music compilation. Share The Bad Crypto Podcast with your friends and family with our Best of Bad Crypto Episodes via concise playlist accessible here: Join the Bad Crypto Nifty Club for free NFTs via airdrop including the latest Santa animated NFT at We wish you and yours the best of the holiday...


Binance FUD - Bad "Creepy Dough" News for 12/19/22

Binance rumors cause FUD around Bitcoin, sending the price under $17,000 again. Sam Bankman-Fried will be extradited to the United States. And Elon Musk asks Twitter if he should resign as CEO of the company. It’s just another crazy day in a crazy, upside-down world. Who better than your crazy hosts to cover it all on our Bad News episode #660 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: SUBSCRIBE, RATE, & REVIEW: Apple Podcast: Google Podcasts:...


Fan Feedback and BAD NEWS for 12/12/22

Coinbase is asking users to switch from USDT to their USDC stablecoin. Do Kwon has been spotted in Serbia. And a US Senator is calling for Gary Gensler to testify on Capitol Hill. Will Sam Bankman-Fried be making an appearance as well, either in person or virtually? On top of this news, we’ve got listener feedback for you and a holiday gift guide so you can go shopping while there is still time. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially as we await another Twitter files drop...


A Visit with Anthony Di Iorio, Ethereum Co-Founder

When we mention the word Ethereum, who do you think of first? Most would default to Vitalik Buterin. While he is the most active member from the original squad of creators, many don’t know that he was not acting alone. Gavin Wood, Charles Hoskinson and Anthony Di Iorio were among the group of co-founders for what is now the second biggest cryptocurrency by market cap. We had the opportunity to visit with Anthony Di Iorio at Puerto Rico Blockchain Week and were amazed at his passion and...


The Power of the Immutable Ledger with Chairman Elijah Bowdre

There are many reasons people enter the crypto space. Some are fascinated by blockchain technology. Some love the web3 aspects of play and earn, NFTs and the metaverse. Others are entranced by a new way of decentralizing finance. And of course, there are the Bitcoin purists. Today’s guest is in blockchain for what we at the Republic of Bad Cryptopia would label “the right reasons”. Passionate about the power of the immutable ledger and how it helps secure our inalienable rights, Chairman...


Covid-19, Inflation and Elon Musk Buying Twitter with G. Edward Griffin

It’s time to put on your conspiracy realist hat today, because we’re going deep, deep, deep down the world financial system rabbit hole. To this day, the majority of Americans have no idea that the Federal Reserve bank is neither a department of the Federal government nor a reserve. Edward Griffin is the pre-eminent expert on one of the biggest scams foisted on the American people. And he’s back for a repeat appearance where we discuss the world’s Covid-19 response, the Fed’s printing...


Will Tether Crash Next?

There are a lot of questions surrounding Tether, the third largest crypto by market cap. With the collapse of UST, people want to be sure that there is liquid backing dollar for dollar behind USDT. Is the world’s biggest stablecoin too big to fail? Today we welcome the Chief Technology Officer of Tether, Paolo Ardoino, to the show to ask these tough questions. We also discuss FTX, audits and the future of the cryptos. We’re a fairly stable podcast with unstable podcast hosts. Hopefully our...


On the Run with John McAfee

John McAfee was without a doubt one of the most controversial guests we’ve ever had on this show. We got to interview him six times before his death, and we wish he was still around for a seventh go-round. But in lieu of that, the next best thing would be to speak with someone who was with McAfee while he was on the run from authorities. Alex Cody Foster is that guy. You may recognize him from the blockbuster Netflix special “Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee”. Today he...


Web Pioneer Legend Brendan Eich

A long time ago in a galaxy the same as this one, pointy-headed nerds built the foundation of the Internet. One of those pointed-headed nerds was the CEO of Mozilla, a co-founder of the Firefox browser and the creator of Javascript. Today he is the creator of the Brave browser, a wonderful privacy-based alternative to Chrome and the rest of the corporate browsers. His name is Brendan Eich and today he joins us to discuss the early days of the web, the mess he helped create and how he is...


Grim Outlook for Bitcoin - Bad News For 11/21/22

Is Bitcoin in big trouble? Many say we are in danger of much lower prices because of the continued fallout from the FTX scandal. More than 3500 Bitcoin that have slumbered for more than 10 years are now awake. And rumor is that Elon Musk is working on a crypto wallet for Twitter. Speaking of Twitter, it has officially become more fun to watch than Netflix. Finally, a long-time friend of the show has won his AT&T simjack court case. Get ready for hijinks and lowjinks on our Grim outlook for...


Is ALL DeFi Bullsh*t? with Brad Mills

If you had been paying attention to the guest on today’s show, you may have gotten out of Luna or Celcius before they came crumbling down. His take on DeFi back on our April show got our attention. And with the aftershocks of FTX still rumbling through the crypto and financial world, we thought we’d invite him back to go deeper down the rabbit hole. What is the next domino to fall and how you can avoid getting burnt? We’ll discuss with Brad Mills today on our “Is all DeFi BS?” Episode #651...


Using Data to Predict Bitcoin Price with Continuum Market

While the world is focused on the FTX debacle, there are many things happening in the broader economic, political and cultural marketplaces. How can we assimilate all the happenings to determine how to best position ourselves for success? Today we welcome Kristina Bruhahn of to the show to make sense of it all. Known to many in the industry as “datapoints”, Kristina makes a compelling case for where things are headed, and ties it all together with a shocking Bitcoin price...


The FTX Collapse - Bad News For 11/14/2022

If you’ve not been living in a cave this past week, you’re aware of the massive scandal surrounding FTX and Alameda research. The name Sam Bankman-Fried is the talk of crypto Twitter. And his cryptic tweets make for even more interesting conversation. Billions of dollars in crypto are now gone as centralized exchange continue to fall, and people are angry… as they should be. The info that is turning up as people dig into the story is making for one heck of a Netflix movie. We’re going to...


‘Monumental Step’ for Blockchain - Bad News for Nov 11, 2022

The new British Prime Minister is pushing for Central Bank Digital Currencies, but down in Africa Nigerians are rejecting their governments’ push for the same. The SEC says Trade Coin Club members are part of a ponzi scheme. And there is big news around the Solana blockchain as a new Google partnership could bring the chain to the masses. Poor Zuck’s Meta may be getting trashed, but Instagram could bring NFTs mainstream. We salute all our United States Veterans who have fought for our...