Host Charlie Shrem dives deep into the lives and personal histories of some of crypto's most influential leaders. A focus on personal stories weaves together a nuanced, untold narrative of how the crypto movement truly came to be.
Charlie and Best Selling Author Ben Mezrich Dis...
Ben Mezrich and Charlie Shrem discuss Ben's new book Bitcoin Billionaires and the early days of crypto.
Olga Feldmeier’s Tale of Jumping Ship from Her ...
Olga Feldmeier and Charlie Shrem discuss her journey from post Soviet Union Ukraine and its hyperinflation crisis to her meteoric rise through traditional banking, and her ultimate switch to crypto, including her role in the early days of Switzerland’s “Crypto Valley.”
Brandon Goldman – Ideological Issues with Token...
Brandon Goldman and Charlie Shrem discuss the issues with tokenized debt, what makes a good currency, whether or not Bitcoin is a religion, and how to deal with crypto burnout.
Steven Nerayoff – Crypto as a Disruptive Techno...
Steven Nerayoff and Charlie Shrem discuss how cryptocurrency is the most disruptive technology he's ever seen, and how the first time he ever bought Bitcoin was at gunpoint.
Simon Dix – The Dangers of Storing Money in the...
Simon Dix and Charlie Shrem discuss the risks of the banking industry, gold vs silver and why globalization isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Pete Rizzo – Technology's Impact on Journalism ...
Pete Rizzo and Charlie Shrem discuss journalism and technology, crypto governance, Bitcoin maximalism, and why Pete lived in a van for a year.
J. Maurice "Wiz" – The Real Story of Mt. Gox & ...
Wiz and Charlie Shrem discuss the failure of Mt. Gox and Mark Karpeles’ criminal trial, how Bitcoin will take on Venmo, creating a better financial system, mining pools, and whether or not Bitcoin is bad for the environment.
Jered Kenna – An Ex-Marine Talks Early Bitcoin ...
Jered Kenna and Charlie Shrem discuss living in Afghanistan and his transition back to the U.S., the turning point when crypto went from collaborative to competitive, and Jered's experiences with identity theft and losing 99% of his net worth.
Galia Benartzi – Defining the Global Financial ...
Galia Benartzi and Charlie Shrem discuss global reserve currencies, the global financial order established post-WW2, why people can't just create money, growing up down the block from Steve Jobs, and why technology is the language of progress.
Arianna Simpson and Charlie Shrem discuss her time in Africa, why she left a high paying job at Facebook to become the third employee at BitGo, the "Bitcoin vs. Blockchain" argument, and why founders shouldn't think about the exit.