By Aaron Lammer & Jay Kang

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 Oct 10, 2018
I really enjoy these guys even though I know nothing about bitcoins, etc


The official podcast of Bitcoin crashes. Hosted by Aaron Lammer & Jay Caspian Kang.

Episode Date
🐧 Underwater Penguins and Discord Hymns

🐧 We bought penguins (and lots of other crap) at the top

📢 Davening on Discord

🏀 John Wall's plagiarized NFT project

Sep 27, 2021
🔷 Eyes Shining like Ethereum Diamonds

🚸 DOGE mania and why it's actually more respectable than a lot of Top 30 coins

⛹️‍♂️ Selling .eth domains to NBA owners (Call me, Vivek!)

💍 Aaron goes true believer on ETH while Jay returns to shitcoining

💸 Aaron's new podcast about Quadriga and Gerald Cotten EXIT SCAM is out now 

May 10, 2021
👺 Confessions of a Man Who Bought 20 Hashmasks.... w/ Ledger Status

 🙋‍♂️Haskmask mania

🏦'Wut is Defi'

🧠 Changing our minds about ETH

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Feb 04, 2021
🖼 'Smack It Like E. Honda': Buying NFTs for Pleasure and Profit

🔮The crypto-influenced r/WSB degens do a 51% attack on Melvin Capital. Jay somehow bets the wrong way.

👨‍🎨Jay buys a piece of original NFT art featuring E. Honda

🎨 Aaron mints original CoinTalk loyalty badge NFTs which will someday be worth millions

☾ With the GME incident, Epic Games saying they will open up to the blockchain, and more - is this the most bullish day ever for Ethereum?

Jan 28, 2021
🥙 Falafel.eth and Our 2nd Bull Run

Jay and Aaron reunite as Bitcoin crosses 35k and the inverse Kang line is breached:

👮‍♀️ Bitcoin pumps as the Capitol is swarmed

🏦 Aaron goes DeFi and speculates on Ethereum domain names

⛏ Bitcoin mining options degen-ing





Jan 07, 2021
🏡 Suburban Satoshi

🦝 How Aaron trapped a live raccoon

👴🏻 Old coins on the move

👮‍♂️ Justin Sun is a snitch

May 23, 2020
💊 Boner Pills Make More Money Than Plague Cures

 💉  Remdesevir and the misaligned incentives of pharma-development

💰 The Digital Dollar 

🌍  How many dollars are there? How much money is there in the whole world?

Apr 18, 2020
🪂 Super Airdrop Stimulus

🆔 Gov't issued bank accounts aka why is it so hard to give everyone $1200?

🤿 How much surveillance would people accept in order to go outside?

🇺🇸 Nation-states and the secession of California


Apr 10, 2020
👬 CoinTalk™️ Reunion™️

🦇 Bitcoin preppers vs. goldbug preppers

🤦‍♂️ Blockchain elections

🔪 The Halvening

🍾  Thanks to all the fans who HODLed this feed 

Apr 03, 2020
👋 The Last Episode (For Now)

🇨🇳 TRON's Justin Sun cancels on Buffett and apologizes to the Chinese authorities

💰 Bitcoin is up - we are just bad at trading

📝 Biggest surprise, disappointment, and excitement


CoinTalk is:


Aug 07, 2019
📯 The Tweet We Have Been Waiting For

🦆 Trump finally tweets about Bitcoin... and Libra?

🐝 Betting odds on whether Libra ever launches

🧱 AOC says Libra is like coal-company 'scrip'

💦 Ethereum can't say Goodbye to Vitalik

Jul 24, 2019
🍭 The Libra Hearings w/ David Z. Morris

🍭 Congress is surprisingly crypto-literate?

🍭 Yeah... how exactly is a Libra a non-profit?

🍭 Can the deplatformed still use Libra?

🍭 David Marcus' loss is Satoshi's gain


Send us a Lightning tip:

Jul 18, 2019
💣 Was Satoshi an International Drug and Arms Smuggler? (w/ Evan Ratliff)

💣 "Was Bitcoin Created by This International Drug Dealer? Maybe!" (Evan Ratliff, Wired, July 2019)

💣 "The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal." (Evan Ratliff, Random House 2019)

Jul 17, 2019
🎻 Decentralized Playlists w/ Roneil Rumburg from Audius

🥁 The advantages of decentralizing communities like Soundcloud's

🎤 Building on VC money vs. token money

🐖 Why Oink was the greatest music service ever

Jul 11, 2019
⚰️ Bury Me With My Cardano

🇨🇭 Is Libra a 'false flag' operation? Will it ever launch?

🌋 Novogratz sold the top, Jay bought the top

😿 Craig Wright cries in court

🔮 Our updated 2019 "who is Satoshi' odds

Jul 03, 2019
🐮 The Bulls Are Back In Town

♎️ You can't talk about Libra without talking about Bitcoin

💹 Price manipulation is back, baby!

🛴 Why all the exchanges are rooting for altcoins

Jun 28, 2019
👨‍🍳 Interview with a Libra Nodeholder: Bison Trails' Joe Lallouz
Jun 21, 2019
♎️ Libra Mania

Goodbye Facebook, hello Libra.

Jun 19, 2019

💌 Brian Armstrong's open to letter for a (former?) friend

🌍 Facebook's GLOBALCOIN is debuting with a... .whitepaper?

📉 GLOBALCOIN is pegged to fiat currencies, so the only way to gamble on it is... buy Facebook stock?

Jun 12, 2019
🍽 My Dinner with Justin

🍔 Jay attempts to find his place in the XRP army

🍕 Justin Sun of TRON wins the auction for a lunch with Warren Buffett

🥗The "Bitcoin is going to go to zero" narrative grows stale

Send us a Lightning BTC tip !

We also like XRP tips: @cointalkshow

Jun 05, 2019
🏧 Jay Bought Ripple and Other Signs of the Apocalypse

🏸 We revisit the 5 reasons for Bitcoin's rise two weeks later after a flash crash and two rallies

🤴Jay explains why he bought Ripple

👨‍🔬 We discuss dumb trader psychology for the next bull run, having experienced the last run as newbs ourselves

May 29, 2019
📉 Market Manipulation (with Ledger Status)


📠 How a big sell order on Bitstamp brought Bitcoin down to earth

🤯 Speculation on the intentions and methodologies of market manipulators

👮‍♂️ What constitutes illegal trading in crypto vs. traditional markets

🛰 Altcoins and the future of the Bitcoin dominance

Ledger Cast

May 21, 2019
🛸 The Binance Time Machine and the Rally No One Understands

SEND US A LIGHTNING NETWORK TIP: (If you leave a message in the notes field, we will read it on the show!)

  • 🤷‍♂️5 theories about why Bitcoin is ralling ranked

  • 🍕 CZ is just curious if maybe we could use the crypto time machine to get back the $40 mil that Binance lost

  • 📉 How to solve the problem of exchanges

Thanks to Medium for making this show possible.

May 15, 2019
🧁 Artisanal Counterfeit $100s: The Reginald Fowler Story

⛹️‍♂️ BTC rebounds hard off the Kang Line, reaching close to 2x

🏰 All your base are belong to FacebookCoin

🙈 Bitfinex::Tether as Garth Brooks::Chris Gaines

👮‍♂️ Crypto Capital's Reginald Fowler ripped Bitfinex off for $850mil, was caught with counterfeit $100s, is a flight risk AND used to own the Vikings

May 08, 2019
📚 Book Club: "Radical Markets" with David Z. Morris

📕 "Radical Markets" (Eric Posner and E. Glen Weyl, 2018)

David Z Morris (BreakerMag archive)

⚡️ Send us a Lightning tip on

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Apr 24, 2019
🏝 When Trolls Get Rekt

🕶 The mystique of CZ

🌴 Antiguan BSV assholes Craig "You Can't Prove I'm Not Satoshi" Wright & Calvin Ayre threaten a bunch of fake lawsuits and get themselves delisted

📹 PewDiePie leaves Youtube for DLive

🏀 NBA Playoff Gambling

Apr 17, 2019
🧞‍♂️Crypto Shaman w/ Marty Bent

Marty Bent from Tales from the Crypt comes on to talk:

🚨 Price signals at the office

🤷‍♂️The amorality of Bitcoin

💰 Jack Dorsey's bullishness and the future of the Cash app

🚗 Self driving cars and electricity as currency

Thanks to Medium and the EU exchange for making this weeks show possible!

Apr 12, 2019
🌞 FOMO KANG 3: This Time It's Personal

🌅 Is Alt Season finally here? Will the same alts from the last mania come back to life?

🆚 Is Bitcoin inherently ideological?

🤜 RIP Bitcoin enthusiast Nipsey Hussle and crypto in marginalized communities

📨 Maaaaaailbag

LIghtning Tip us here:

Apr 03, 2019
🏚️ Broke-Ass No-Volume Exchanges

🏦 Coinbase's volume is in the toilet and maybe we don't really need exchanges?

🍎 When your choice of bank is Apple (er, Goldman Sachs) vs. Bitcoin

🌤️ Satoshis are pretty cool

Lightning Tip us here

Mar 27, 2019
🤖 Marktoshi Zuckermoto

🆘 Tether changes its TOS to show that it doesn't actually have the money

🎠 The bull case for Facebucks

🇳🇿 Bitconnect and the Christchurch shooting ("Making Sense of the New Zealand Shooter’s Mention of BitConnect" by David Z. Morris, BreakerMag)

🥴Send us a tip on the Lightning Network


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Mar 20, 2019
🧳The Corruption Episode

🎓 The College Admissions scandal

🧳 Would a Bitcoin future be more or less corrupt?

🇰🇷Korean Chaebols

😶 How to disappear completely

Mar 13, 2019
✉️ Hacking Team Wants To Connect On Linked-In!

🦹‍♂️ Coinbase acqui-hires (then fires) Neutrino, a blockchain analytics firm that previously sold spyware under the name Hacking Team

🎲 Can you buy a BTC button in Vegas?

🇳🇿Cryptopia re-opens and Aaron's $SUMO bag is still there!

Mar 06, 2019
#67: 🛢 Would Oprah Move the Needle? + Venezuela + JPM

🍇 Coinbase adds XRP

🗣 When ICOs snitch on themselves

🤖 Elon Musk and Bitcoin

🏦 JP Morgan Coin (JMP) and Programmable Centralized Stablecoins

🇻🇪 The Venezuela Op-Ed and Local Bitcoins

Feb 27, 2019
#66: 🎰 Hxro Is A Crypto Game That Is Definitely Not Gambling

🎰 Hxro is "everything you love about trading Crypto, now as a game"

🎰 Players either short or long 5 minute BTC candles and the payouts are weighted by which side was more heavily (not) gambled on

🎰 Our friend Ledger Status tells us about how he won over 400,000 Hxro starting with 2,000 in the beta

Feb 20, 2019
#65: 💽 Slanted and Enchanted w/ Mark Yarm (BreakerMag) talking #freeross

🧙‍♂️Litecoin goes MIMBLEWIMBLE

🦄Fluffypony's Tari lets you store unique items on a blockchain that is mined alongside XMR

🎟 What would Jay & Aaron actually like to collect digitally?

⚖️ Mark Yarm from BreakerMag talks about his feature on the #freeross movement

Thanks to Medium for making this show possible. Become a member for $5 month!

Feb 13, 2019
#64: 🐄 Aaron's Farm (I Don't Want to Mine In-Game Rewards at. ..) + Quadriga

🧧 GRIN fails to raise a salary for a single dev, Yeastplume

🧔Quadriga's CEO dies with the private keys for $190mil (OR DID HE!?!??!!?!)

⛏ We try to figure out how one currency could work across multiple games.

Feb 06, 2019
#63: 🐑 Ska, Selling Out, & the Bitcoin ETF

🤷‍♂️ Should Bitcoin change the financial system from within or without?

🕴 Ska-Punk vs. Ska-Pop

👮‍♂️ De-platforming

Jan 28, 2019
#62: 🏝 Fyre Fest Was the Original Airdrop

🔥 Fyre Fest's Billy McFarland is an icon for the ICO age

🎸 Is GRIN an industry plant? Why does everyone agree that no one should buy it yet?

📱 Would you use a crypto Venmo?

⚾ All Your Altcoins Are 'COMMON" Baseball Cards

Jan 23, 2019
#61: 🧙‍♂️Grin & the MIMBLEWIMBLE Protocol

Jay and Aaron return to talk:

🧙‍♂️Satoshi in the whitepaper : "we can a gain a territory of freedom for several years" Only several years?

🧙‍♂️GRIN and the MIMBLEWIMBLE protocol

🧙‍♂️Monero (XMR) makes a guest appearance on Fortnite and in the saga of a Norwegian kidnapping

Thanks to Seed CX "the institutional platform for trading digital assets" for sponsoring this week's show.

Jan 16, 2019
#60: 🥩LIVE on the 10th Anniversary of the Mining of the Genesis Block

CoinTalk returns in 2019 with our first ever live show, in which we consider Satoshi as a literary figure. Thanks to Iterative Capital for having us! Tales From the Crypt also did a live taping after ours and we highly recommend a listen.

💀 Listen to Marty Bent's Tales from the Crypt live episode

💰 i2 Trading is Iterative Capital's Over the Counter trading desk

Jan 08, 2019
#59: 🧔Flashbacks and Fake Beards, A Crypto 2018 Year in Review

Podcasts by Marty Bent (TFC) and Lamme/Kang of Coin Talk $10

🎱With a year wasted on Bitcoin podcasting under our belts, we revisit topics from past episodes and remember where the price was when we talked about them.

🎭How to disappear completely and then reappear as an ICO fraudster with a new beard: "Two identities, one man: the story of $800 million hedge fund fraudster Boaz Manor who led the alleged $31 million Blockchain Terminal ICO"

Dec 19, 2018
#58: 🎊The Kang Line / Airdrop Festival

🎉 The Kang Line is crossed! Below 3300 we go.

🆓Did doorbuster giveaways on the Korean exchange Bithumb bring volume that artificially held the price of BTC at $6,000?

🚙 Our new game show "Would You Trade Your Car For 1 BTC?"


📚Crypto Exchange Bithumb Accused of Allowing ‘Wash Trading’ of Over $250 Million in Fake Volume

📚Crypto Exchange Bithumb May Have [Temporarily] Propped up Bitcoin Price: Analysts

📚Coinbase abandons its cautious approach with plan to list up to 30 new cryptocurrencies (Tech Crunch)

Dec 11, 2018
#57: 🏓 Crypto vs. Journalism + An interview w/ Erik Townsend (Macro Voices)

👋 STEEMIT (STEEM) layoffs and how crypto projects are weathering winter

💸 CVL stiffed its employees with inflated token promises

🗞 A study shows the media coverage of Bitcoin tipped from mostly positive to mostly negative in 2017

🏦 Erik Townsend from Macro Voices comes on to talk about govenment issued crypto


Dec 05, 2018
#56: 🤡 BCash 2: Electric Boogaloo (Satoshi's Vision)

🛹 Craaaash!!! Wha happened..!??!?!!?

🍿Roger Ver (BCH ABC) vs. Craig Wright (BCH SV): Revenge of the Assholes


Nov 27, 2018
#55: QThe Bull Case for Initiative Q

🗳Crypto's most influential figures set aside their differences to encourage everyone NOT to vote

☄️ Initiative Q is the ponzi mailing list scheme that juuuuust might work

🥳 This episode is short because we taped an introductory segment right before the crash in which we complained about how boring stable BTC has been. Oops! We cut it so we could pretend it never happened. Next episode will be about the crash!

Nov 21, 2018
#54: 🦁Brave 🦇BAT

Aaron & Jay download the Brave browser and attempt to use the 25 BAT that come with it.

Nov 14, 2018
#53: 👨‍💻 Are We Crypto Influencers?

Aaron & Jay discuss old tweets, altcoin hypocrisy, and what standards we should hold our crypto influencers to. Plus: some hot TI-82 takes.

Nov 07, 2018
#52: 💉 Hopium Is A Helluva Drug w/ Doug Kim

Actor-poker degen Doug Kim returns from North of the Wall to talk about the long winter, alt-hopium, and whether anyone actually knows anything about crypto.

Oct 31, 2018
#51: 🍿 But What Do You Really Think About Civil (CVL)?

💾 Aaron & Jay finally get around to talking about the failed Civil (CVL) token sale.

💸 Tether ceases to be a stable coin

Oct 25, 2018
#50: 🐟 "If Vitalik is a 9/10, I'm a 2/10" ft. Nick Paumgarten from The New Yorker

Nick Paumgarten comes on to talk about his new crypto piece in The New Yorker and Aaron proposes a Talk of the Town about Sumokoin.

Oct 22, 2018
#49: 🎸 Senate Hearing Jam Session Pt. 2 w/ Brian Patrick Eha from Breaker Magazine

Brian Patrick Eha, who has covered crypto lobbying for Breaker, calls in to talk about the Senate Hearings.

Part 1 here.

Oct 15, 2018
#48: 🎸 Senate Hearing Jam Session Pt. 1 w/ Zack Voell from Messari

A first hand account of yesterdays Senate Hearing throwdown between Nocoiner Roubini and Procoiner Valkenburg (a former guest!) from Zack Voell (Messari) who was there.

  • Zach's podcast The Coin Pod (returning in 2019 - subscribe!)
  • Messari - Crypto News, Pricing, and Research
Oct 12, 2018
#47: 🐛 Bitcoin Bugz / 🌱 Weed Stock Mania

🐞 Bitcoin gets bedbugs

🌱 Weed is the new crypto

🎤 Tokenized Soundcloud rap

🎟 Aaron gets a CVL token sale ad in his Instagram feed

😴 Is Bitcoin stable?

Oct 03, 2018
#46: 📉 Are We Ready To #CallABottom?

🕳 Aaron & Mike Novogratz #callabottom

🧐 Tracking crypto by the BGCI (Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index) rather than BTC price

🎉 Con Con, the Coin Talk conference for crypto moderates

👽 Vitalik's brutal honesty

📉 The crypto crash is now worse than the Dot Com bubble

Sep 19, 2018
#45: 🌍 'The Psychology of Mass Movements' w/ Tony Sheng

🍑 ViaCoin (VIA) related ass-eating

🤥 Aaron's reluctant turn towards ETH buying

🎭 Shapeshift, Changelly, and the end of anonymity

🌍 Tony Sheng (writer and Product Lead at Decentraland) talks about applying the ideas of Eric Hoffer's 1951 book "The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements" to crypto

Sep 12, 2018
#44: 🤷🏻 'Wut Is Governance?' w/ Brady Dale from CoinDesk

Aaron and Jay welcome back on Brady Dale from CoinDesk to talk EOS, what "governance" actually means, and exchange-issued coins like Binance's BNB.

Sep 04, 2018
#43: 🇨🇳 Impressions of Crypto China w/ Chris Dannen

Chris Dannen, who mines and manages a crypto fund (Iterative Capital), talks about a research trip to Shenzhen and Beijing.

Listen to our previous interview with Chris from June 2018.

Thanks for our friends at Medium for helping make this show possible!

Aug 28, 2018
#42: 🇧🇶 Excerptoshi Truthers!!! / Ethereum and the End of the ICO Boom
  • 💣 Excerptoshi truth bombs and new revelations from the shadowy Nakamoto Family Institute
  • ☠️ What happens to ETH after ICOs?
  • ⚽️ eToro pays 7 English Premiere league teams in BTC
Aug 22, 2018
#41: 🍴Where Were You When BCash Forked?

Jay & Aaron use the 1-year anniversary of the BCash fork as an excuse to review the last year in crypto: the winners, the losers, the narratives and the fake outs.

Thanks to our partners at Medium.

Aug 16, 2018
#40: 📭 Mailbag! Vol. 2

Aaron & Jay read and answer questions listeners have emailed in.

Aug 13, 2018
#39: 🤷 We Called a Craigslist "Crypto Consultant"
  • 💳 Vitalik says the future is $5-10 crypto gift cards
  • 🇨🇳 The Bitmain IPO and Crypto Power Rankings
  • 📞 Aaron and Jay seek advice from a Craigslist "Crypto Consultant"

Thanks to Zach from and to our partners at where you can find all the best writing about crypto.

Aug 10, 2018
#38: 🥃 No Market, No Bounce ft. Doug Kim

We talk mini-bounces, Bitcoin ETF hype, the Chinese mining business is a good business, and Doug returns from the World Series of Poker for a trip through altcoin nostalgia.

Thanks to the Techeme Ride Home podcast for sponsoring the show! And thanks to our partners at Medium.

Aug 02, 2018
#37: 💣 Decentralized Assassinations + Pee-Tape Markets + Interview w/ @Coinyeezy and @NonDualRandy of Honeyminer

Jay and Aaron talk about the coverage of Augur assassination markets and Aaron loads up his Metamask account with REP to make a live betting market based on whether the Trump pee tape will come out.

Then Aaron interviews @Coinyeezy and @NonDualRandy about making crypto products that people can actually use like Honeyminer, which you can use to mine with a spare computer.

Jul 30, 2018
#36: 💸 We Made A Bet on Augur (w/ @LedgerStatus)

Jay & Aaron download Augur, sync the ETH blockchain, and place their first bet on the decentralized prediction market.

Download Augur

Jul 25, 2018
#35: 🛍 Coinbase Goes Shopping / 🇷🇺 Russian Hackers Don't Know About Monero
Jul 18, 2018
#34: 🕶 The Real Slim Satoshi

A book excerpt ("Duality") purportedly from a memoir by Satoshi Nakamoto appeared online. Aaron & Jay do a close read and guess what the real Satoshi has actually been up all these years.

Show Notes

Jul 09, 2018
#33: 🚽 How Tezos Went Awry (w/ Gideon Lewis-Kraus)

WIRED's Gideon Lewis-Kraus visits the crypto cave to discuss his cover story on the tragicomic scandal that is Tezos and how well-intentioned projects can end up just as troubled as scams.

Show Notes

Jul 05, 2018
#32: 📚 Interview with Saifedean Ammous, economist and author of 'The Bitcoin Standard'

📚 The Fake Internet Money Book Club Vol. 1 concludes with a discussion of what a world run on the Bitcoin Standard would look like.

Show Notes:

Jun 27, 2018
#31: 💩 Kidnapped by the Triads and Other Sh*tcoin Adventures

🇨🇳 The CEO of Skycoin claims he was kidnapped by his own Chinese marketing team and encourages investors to dump and rebuy.

💩 Bitcoin maximalists are sick of sh*tcoins.

🏧 Speaking of sh*t, Steve Bannon has come out as a coiner.

🦄 Would Bitcoin be better off if Ethereum had never existed?

Jun 20, 2018
#30: ⛏ Interview with a Miner (Chris Dannen of Iterative Capital)

Most of the miners you'll encounter are secretive and eager to discourage you from getting into mining. Not Chris Dannen–he's a former journalist and the author of two books on Ethereum who now runs Iterative Capital, a crypto fund that runs multiple mining facilities.

Jun 13, 2018
#29: ⚰️ R.I.P. SUMOKOIN
  • ⚰️ Aaron buries his first love $SUMO

  • 🧟‍♂️ The Monster ICO

  • 💳 Are gift cards a money-laundering scam? Is everything a money-laundering scam?

  • 🙄 What would stable Bitcoin really mean?

Jun 08, 2018
#28: 📚 Book Club, "The Bitcoin Standard" (Part 2)

The Fake Internet Money Book Club returns with our second episode on "The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking" by Saifedean Ammous.

  • 🥩 Why return to a "standard" at all? Why Bitcoin not gold?

  • ⏳ Time Preference and Money

  • 😂 Aaron accidentally invents the worlds stupidest stable coin

Jun 04, 2018
#27: 🔫 Bitcointopia, Where the Murder Rate is 100%/ Interview: A Real XRP Fan

🤖 After Ripple fans were offended by Jay's suggestion that they are mostly bots, we asked the most reasonable XRP-fanatic we could find to tell us why he is so passionate about Ripple. (Thx, Kieran)

🔫 Should we move to Bitcointopia in the Nevada desert?

💉 Cansecoin is not real, but Jose Canseco's twitter crypto-calls have been DEAD ON.

May 30, 2018
#26: 🐧 🚀 Penguin Jetpacks w/ Nathaniel Popper from NYT
  • 🗞️ An interview with the Nathaniel Popper, who covers crypto for the New York Times

  • ⛴️ The Consensus yacht party where they gave away 2 Aston Martins in exchange for watching an insane 23-minute Jaxx commercial

  • 👘 Aaron's beloved $SUMO rebrands as $RYO and we are all the poorer for it

May 23, 2018
#25: Fear and Loathing at a Cryptokitty Auction 🙀

🏦 ZCash (ZEC) goes "good crypto" legit with a licensed exchange listing on Gemini

🎉 The Supreme Court rules that SPORTS GAMBLING IS LEGAL IN ALL STATES (sort of)

🙀 Jay visits Ethereal and witnesses Mike Novogratz bidding on a $140,000 cryptokitty

May 17, 2018
#24: 📚 Book Club, "The Bitcoin Standard" (Part 1)

📚Fake Internet Money Book Club: Part 1

🌽  Safidean Ammous ’s The Bitcoin Standard

🚕 The Kang guide to taxi medallion speculation

🚽 How Michael Cohen got rekt by Uber

May 14, 2018
#23: 🤖💬 Are Ripple (XRP) Fans Bots?
May 11, 2018
#22: 🕵️ The Bitcoin-Ransoming of w/ Brady Dale from CoinDesk

We talk to Brady Dale, who covers ICOs and more for CoinDesk, plus:

May 03, 2018
#21: Will ZRX Be the Next Coin Added to Coinbase? 🤯🤯🤯
Apr 27, 2018
#20: The Return of FOMO Kang w/ Doug Kim

Poker shark / actor Doug Kim returns to the show PLUS:

Apr 20, 2018
#19: Alt Spring on the Campus Quad
  • Alt season on college quads everywhere
  • decentralized videos on DTube
  • George Soros makes the dictator case for Bitcoin
  • the Telegram ICO gets retracted
  • what happens when companies HODL and prices crash
  • James Surowiecki’s MIT Technology Review piece “Bitcoin would be a calamity, not an economy
Apr 13, 2018
#18: 'The Fundamentals Remain Strong' w/ @Ledgerstatus

@Ledgerstatus, the only trader on Twitter that Jay & Aaron trust, returns to the show to talk about why the fundamentals on Bitcoin have never been stronger, the future of altcoins, and how he remains optimistic during downswings.

PLUS: The Floyd Mayweather / DJ Khaled-shilled coin Centra is unsurprisingly a scam. Which celebrity ICO promoters would we trust? And a full breakdown of everything we got wrong in our blockchain episodes (thanks to the listener fact-checkers out there!)

Apr 05, 2018
#17: It's Like a Mailbag Episode, But Decentralized


Plus the Satoshi Vision Conference and the creepy stuff that's getting logged for eternity into the Bitcoin blockchain (Mailbag starts at 21:00)

Mar 29, 2018
#16: The Rise and Fall of Kang & Lammer, America's Worst Crypto Traders

Aaron & Jay got into crypto as the market skyrocketed, then rode the crashes down. Now as they sit near break even, they discuss all the mistakes they made as amateur traders: chasing alt highs, panic selling the bottom, getting swept up in Twitter hype, and generally making the wrong decisions at every juncture.

😍😴 🤑



Mar 26, 2018
#15: 'What's So Great About the Blockchain?' Part 2 — Electric Boogaloo w/ Adrianne Jeffries of the Verge

After failing to internalize the business/humanitarian potential of blockchain technologies in the last episode, Aaron talks to the reporter Adrianne Jeffries about her Verge article "Blockchain is Meaningless".

Mar 23, 2018
#14: What's So Great About the Blockchain?

Aaron & Jay try (and fail) to wrap their heads about the blockchain itself and how it could be revolutionary in realms outside currency.

  • Can you believe in the blockchain but not Bitcoin?

  • What do companies like IBM want with blockchain technology?

  • Has anyone actually done anything worthwhile with the blockchain other than issuing coins?

Thanks to Adrianne Jeffries whose Verge article '‘BLOCKCHAIN’ IS MEANINGLESS' inspired this episode.

Mar 19, 2018
#13: Coinbase Index Fund / Did Mt. Gox's Japanese Trustee Personally Crash Bitcoin?

Aaron and Jay are back on their bullshit for a late night chat about Coinbase's newly announced Index Fund (which includes a full buffet of the 4 Coinbase coins weighted by market share) and revelations that Mt. Gox's Japanese trustee dumped one of the world's largest cache's of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, decimating the market just as it reached an all time high. Plus a really stupid Bitcoin Cash (BCH) rap video.

Mar 10, 2018
#12: What is an ICO? / Interview with Coin Center's Peter Van Valkenburgh

Jay and Aaron talk about:

  • what an ICO (initial coin offering) is and how they might be regulated in the future

  • handicapping betting odds for the next tiny country to issue its own cryptocurrency

And then interview Peter Van Valkenburg, the director of research at Coin Center which is the "leading non-profit focused on the policy issues facing cryptocurrencies."

Mar 05, 2018
#11: When Strongmen ICO—Nicolás Maduro and the Petro (PTR)

Aaron & Jay try to wrap their heads around yet another scammy ICO—the Petro (PTR) issued by Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro.

04:25 Nicolás Maduro looks at Bitcoin miners


8:45 Coin Talk #5: Tether (USDT) is the New Disneybucks

33:33 The Petro Hasn't Raised a Dime (Alejandro Machado, Caracas Chronicle)

Feb 28, 2018
#10: Journalism and the Blockchain with Maria Bustillos / Telegram's ICO

Aaron and Jay talk about Robinhood, the Telegram ICO and the TON token, and then bring on Maria Bustillos to talk about the Civil project which aims to bring the blockchain to journalism and includes her Popula publication.

8:32 Brokerage App Robinhood Thinks Bitcoin Belongs in Your Retirement Plan (Max Chafkin, and Julia Verhage, Bloomberg)

10:45 Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies (Nathaniel Popper, New York Times)

21:19 @EricWl "Just looked through the Telegram ICO 132-page whitepaper for their TON Blockchain. Essentially a 100% premined, centrally issued, unbounded supply, PoS sharding shitcoin. One of the worst whitepaper I ever read. Full of blockchain armchair guessing and baseless estimates. 0/10."

29:40 Popula

Feb 23, 2018
#9: Privacy Coins Explained—A Deep Dive into Monero (XMR) and Zcash (ZEC)...and also SumoKoin

Aaron & Jay go inside the privacy altcoins Monero (XMR) and ZCash (ZEC):

  • what coin fungibility and anonymity really mean
  • how privacy coins differ from Bitcoin—and whether Bitcoin might add those features as a secondary layer in the future
  • whether the association of Monero with dark net markets and money laundering is good or bad for price (and ethics?)
  • how academic research led to defining privacy features of Monero (Ring Signatures) and Zcash (ZSnarks) and how they work (actually we don't really understand, but we try!)
Feb 20, 2018
#8: Interview w/ Adrian Chen, the first journalist to write about Silk Road and Bitcoin

Adrian Chen wrote the first article about the darknet marketplace Silk Road and Bitcoin, causing the price of BTC to go from $10 to $14. Adrian discusses:

  • why he never has owned a single Bitcoin

  • his investigation into Satoshi Nakamoto's identity

  • the misperception that Bitcoin is anonymous

*whether crypto has scrambled Jay’s brain

Plus, Aaron shills his bags HARD.

7:30 Bitgrail hacked

7:33 Nano (XRB)

14:03 "The Underground Website Where You Can Buy Any Drug Imaginable" (Adrian Chen, Gawker 2011)

17:33 BitcoinTalk forum

24:41 @AdamBack / Wei Dai

25:16 @JiaTolentino

28:28 @NickSzabo4

31:42 Bitmex

45:02 Tor

48:30 "Suspected AlphaBay founder dies in Bangkok jail after shutdown of online black market" (Washington Post, July 2017)

55:01 Bail Bloc

56:29 The New Inquiry

1:04:53 [Dogecoin (DOGE)] 15

1:05:36 Catbreading

Feb 14, 2018
#7: Giancarlo 2020 (The Senate Hearings on Bitcoin) / Augur (REP) Wants You To Hack Them

On the official podcast of Bitcoin crashes, Aaron & Jay:

  • listen in on CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo's hero-making comments to the Senate
  • try to understand why exchanges like Binance are so opaque during downtime (even if they didn't actually get hacked)
  • consider the first prediction market on the Augur (REP) platform which is a bet on "whether Augur will get hacked"

13:20 Forbes' First List Of Cryptocurrency's Richest: Meet The Secretive Freaks, Geeks And Visionaries Minting Billions From Bitcoin Mania (Forbes)

14:33 @CZ_Binance

16:01 Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money (Nathan Popper, Harper 2016)

19:16 Augur (REP)

19:30 Augur Ahead? One of the Oldest ICOs Is Almost Live (Coindesk)

26:37 Giancarlo defines "HODL" for the Senate

33:51 Giancarlo discusses whether Bitcoin is a commodity

Feb 09, 2018
#6: How Low Can You Go? / Jameson Lopp Interview

Aaron and Jay answer some Twitter questions at the entire crypto market crashes before their eyes, then find some solace in an interview with Bitcoin veteran Jameson Lopp.


Show Notes (1 hr)

13:08 The Worst Crashes in Bitcoin History

30:35 Lightning Network

35:37 Statoshi

36:23 BitGo

Feb 02, 2018
#5: Tether (USDT) is the new Disneybucks

Aaron and Jay try to understand how Tether works and whether its collapse could bring down the entire crypto house of cards. Plus the Coincheck hack and some listener questions from Twitter.

(Since this episode was taped last night, it was reported that Tether and Bitfinex had received a subpoena from the CFTC on December 6th.)

"U.S. Regulators Subpoena Crypto Exchange Bitfinex, Tether" (Matthew Leising, Bloomberg)

7:50 Tether (USDT)

17:09 Tweet by @Nouriel

25:13 "Japan’s Cryptocurrency Whiz Kid Faces $530 Million Reckoning" (Takashi Mochizuki, Wall Street Journal)

27:04 Stablecoin (SBC)

33:47 "More than 1 million people sign up for early access to Robinhood's new crypto trading service" (Evelyn Chang, CNBC)

36:42 Tweet by @PeterLBrandt

44:32 Oink's Pink Palace

46:09 The Silver Jews

Thanks to our partner Medium! Read a transcript of every episode at

Jan 30, 2018
#4: "Do You Guys Even Believe in Crypto?" / Own Your Own Casino w/ Buzzfeed's Charlie Warzel

In this episode:
-Aaron & Jay answer a provocative mailbag question as to whether they even fundamentally believe in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies
-The crypto “long winter
-Mining and electricity consumption
-Ethereum’s hacky-sack mentality vs Bitcoin’s scorched earth
=Buzzfeed tech reporter Charlie Warzel comes in for a new deep dive segment on the ERC-20 casino token Funfair (FUN).

Send us mailbag questions:


4:40 RaiBlocks (XRB)

11:19 "What It's Like To Be Absolutely Obsessed With Bitcoin" (Jay Kang, Vice News Tonight)

12:01 Report: India's Government Sends Tax Notices to Cryptocurrency Traders (Coindesk)

13:22 Local Bitcoins

22:32 Ripple (XRP), Tron (TRX), Verge (XVG)

24:09 "There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin’s Energy Appetite" (Nathaniel Popper, New York Times)

31:13 "Satan’s Credit Card: What The Mark Of The Beast Taught Me About The Future Of Money" (Charlie Warzel, Buzzfeed)

36:00 "Bitcoin Boom is a Boon For Extremist Groups" (Craig Timberg, Washington Post)

41:00 Funfair (FUN) White Paper

Jan 23, 2018
#3: We Survived the Crash w/ Doug Kim

The biggest Bitcoin crash in over 2 years has come and gone—and we still don't totally understand what happened. We talk hodling, panic selling, and why each successive crash in your own crypto history is easier (and funnier?) than the last with professional poker player and actor Doug Kim.


Just Doug on Facebook Watch

6:54 @Matthew_D_Green

27:27 Zoin (ZOI)

28:34 "A Theory About the Recent Crypto Price Plunge" (Matthew C. Klein, FT Alphaville)

36:11 Storm (Storm) & BLOCKv (VEE)

40:50 "Just Doug is one of the few good Facebook Watch series in a sea of clickbait" (Shannon Liao, The Verge)

Jan 19, 2018
#2: Korean Crypto-Mania and the Kimchi Spread

An interview with Nathan Park, an attorney who has been active in crypto regulations in the Korean market, about:
—why Korea caught crypto fever
—the massive "Kimchi Premium" paid on Korean exchanges like Bithumb and its ties to Chinese mining and money-laundering
—what to expect from Korean regulators in 2018

Plus San Francisco's crypto-rich and the J-Pop band "Virtual Currency Girls."

This episode was taped Monday, January 15th and 11am EST. The Bitcoin Price Index was $14,066.

"Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not" (Nellie Bowles, New York Times)

"Japan has a new cryptocurrency-themed J-pop band" (Thuy Ong, The Verge)

Jan 16, 2018
#1: @Ledgerstatus on Learning and Teaching Trading

Aaron and Jay ask one of their favorite Twitter trader @ledgerstatus what every crypto noob should know, plus C.E.S.' saddest product the "Kodak Kashminer," blockchain dentistry, Toshi serfdom and highlights from a Warren Buffett interview on Bitcoin.

3:30 Kodak Kashminer

11:48 Dentacoin

15:22 Toshi

27:02 Warren Buffett on CNBC

33:00 @Ledgerstatus

57:52 The Ledgercast


Jan 11, 2018
#0 Preview / Ripple Mania and Sumokoin Feudalism

Introducing COIN TALK —a new show for crypto-noobs.

An overview of the show, plus a bonus chat about Ripple mania, how Aaron became a Sumokoin ($SUMO) baron, and why Jay draws no distinction between altcoin buying and sports gambling.


Show Notes

9:30 This Cryptocurrency Inventor Has Suddenly Become One of the World's Richest Men (Time)

9:48 Meet The Crypto Billionaires Getting Rich From Ripple's XRP (Laura Shin, Forbes)

9:55 @NathanielPopper: On the rise of Ripple. If this is a tulip fever, the fever has spread to chrysanthemums and poppies. (thread)

12:00 The Ripple Effect (Izabella Kaminska, FT Alphaville)

21:41 Sumokoin (SUMO)

23:00 HQ Trivia

33:00 I See You, $XRP (@TwoBitIdiot, Medium)

Jan 08, 2018