Episodes

June 18, 2019

Charlie and Best Selling Author Ben Mezrich Discuss Crypto History an…

Ben Mezrich and Charlie Shrem discuss Ben's new book Bitcoin Billionaires and the early days of crypto.

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June 11, 2019

Olga Feldmeier’s Tale of Jumping Ship from Her Big Bank Job for a No-…

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 …

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June 4, 2019

Brandon Goldman – Ideological Issues with Tokenized Debt & Whether or…

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.

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May 28, 2019

Steven Nerayoff – Crypto as a Disruptive Technology & Governments Deb…

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.

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May 21, 2019

Simon Dix – The Dangers of Storing Money in the Bank & Why Globalizat…

Simon Dix and Charlie Shrem discuss the risks of the banking industry, gold vs silver and why globalization isn’t necessarily a good thing.

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May 16, 2019

Galia Benartzi – Defining the Global Financial Order After WWII & Why…

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.

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May 16, 2019

J. Maurice "Wiz" – The Real Story of Mt. Gox & How to Become a Self-S…

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.

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May 16, 2019

Arianna Simpson – Why Founders Shouldn't Think About an Exit & Becomi…

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.

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May 16, 2019

Jered Kenna – An Ex-Marine Talks Early Bitcoin Mining & What Really H…

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.

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May 16, 2019

Pete Rizzo – Technology's Impact on Journalism & Crypto's Similaritie…

Pete Rizzo and Charlie Shrem discuss journalism and technology, crypto governance, Bitcoin maximalism, and why Pete lived in a van for a year.

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