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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.








The Five Forces of The Next World Order with Chris J Snook

These past few weeks will be noted in the history books as a turning point in both the world financial institutions and the exponential growth of AI tools. It’s like an earthquake metaphorically struck the globe. Did you feel it? Perhaps not, but what the aftershocks from the early days of 2023 mean for the future of humanity, the direction of the global economy and the coming next world order, will be felt in the months and years to come. Today we welcome our friend, Chris Snook, back to...


How to Beat the Crypto Tax Crisis with Clinton Donnelly

Hey ChatGPT, what are five interesting facts about the state of Texas? But that’s enough about Texas. Pardon our dyslexic moment, but this show is about TAXES. Today we welcome Crypto Tax CPA Clinton Donnelly back to the show to discuss two major happenings that everyone should be aware of as it relates to your taxes. It ain’t Texas, but we’ve got a heart as big as it on our pay your taxes, bitches, episode #674 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at: SUBSCRIBE,...


Is the Traditional Financial World Collapsing? - Bad News For March 13, 2023

Silvergate Bank. Silicon Valley Bank. Signature Bank. All three of them totally screwed the pooch. And all three of them are on and off ramps for crypto. What’s the moral of the story? Don’t trust your money at any bank that starts with an “S” But all kidding aside, along comes the government with another bailout. USDC unpegged for a time over the weekend. And even tether is being wonky. What does all this mean to the world of crypto and blockchain? Join us today for keen and...


US Government Doesn’t Want to Stifle Crypto - Bad News For March 8, 2023

The Fed says they don’t want to stifle crypto, but according to some the crypto industry is already exiting from the United States. $1 billion in Silk road bitcoin may be for sale by the government. And ambulance chasers are raking it in on FTX legal fees. Also DAOs have received legal recognition in the state of Utah. We’ve got the latest news, brought to you by original intelligence, on this Bad News episode #672 of The Bad Crypto Podcast. Full Show Notes at:...


The Bad AI Show is Coming!

After the great response to Episode #669, featuring mind-blowing AI tools, we've decided to create a spinoff show focused exclusively on artificial intelligence! Travis and Joel are pleased to announce The Bad AI Show, featuring the latest AI news and hands-on tutorials of the best tools out there. Subscribe at and be sure to claim your Founder's Pass NFT while they last at The video version of the show can be found at these locations: YouTubeRumbleOdysee The...


How to Get Your Crypto from Bankruptcy

We don’t know exactly how many people were impacted by the crypto scandals of the past year, but retail investors have lost billions of dollars that were tied up in FTX, Celsius, Luna and 3 arrows. Today we are joined by Mark Sedigh, CEO of X-Claim, to discuss how they are helping people recover a portion of the money that they might not otherwise ever see again. If you are one of these investors, we hope you’ll find hope in recovering your crypto from bankruptcy on episode #671 of The Bad...


SCAM ALERT: Joel Got Phished for NFTs

It seems a week doesn't go by that we don't hear about someone in the crypto space losing their crypto or NFTs to scammers, hackers and other ne'er do wells. Back in 2017 we talked about how Travis got hacked and almost lost his cryptos. Kevin Rose lost $1,000,000 in NFTs in a wallet draining attack just last month. And now it's finally happened. I got phished. It was an incredibly stupid mistake that could have and should have been avoided. But it's what happened subsequently that I find...


These AI Tools Will Blow Your Mind

2023 has been the year that artificial intelligence has gone mainstream. Not in an "everyone is using it" kind of way, but an "everyone is talking about it" kind of way. And if the ramp up on usage of tools like Chat GPT and Midjourney are any indication, the A.I. industry is about to experience a boom that will parallel the rise of the Internet and mobile phone adoption. Today we go down the rabbit hole of A.I. and explore some of the tools that are available, as well as some of the tools...


Stablecoin Crackdown - Bad News For Feb 16, 2023

The thing about stablecoins is that they are designed to be stable. When all else fails in the crypto market, $1 should equal $1. That is, until they don’t. Like if you are Do Kwon and your UST collapses by pegging your currency to an overleveraged crypto. Or, until the SEC gets involved and brings instability to the space. Crypto staking is also in the sights of the government as rumors circle about circle’s USDC. Is Coinbase ready for a battle? And Senator Cruz may be on to something as...


NFT Sales Soar - Bad News For February 5, 2023

Old school investor Charlie Munger says the government should ban cryptocurrencies. Michael Saylor says that old Charlie just hasn’t taken the time to understand Bitcoin. The US Congress is going to hold a crypto crash hearing on Valentine’s Day. The NFT market appears to be making a comeback. And we take a look at the top 10 most famous programmers of all time. Of course, no episode of this show is complete without a Sam Bankman-Fried story, so we’ve got that as well. It’s all here on our...


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...