Scam Economy

By Matt Binder

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Bitcoin, the Blockchain, Web3, NFTs...welcome to the Scam Economy. Host Matt Binder (The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder, DOOMED) dives into the world of cryptocurrency in order to reveal the frauds, grifts, and scams. And there's plenty because, really, the whole thing is a scam. It's the Scam Economy.

Episode Date
56: How MrBeast Inadvertently Revealed X / Twitter Monetization is Rigged
Feb 05, 2024
55: Sam Bankman-Fried Guilty!: The FTX Fraud Trial (w/ Molly White)
Nov 08, 2023
54: The Tech Hype Bubble: VR Edition (w/ Paris Marx)
Jul 31, 2023
53: Meta Launches Threads by Instagram as Elon Musk Wrecks Twitter
Jul 07, 2023
52: Unregistered Securities: SEC Sues Coinbase & Binance...Is This the End of Crypto in the U.S.? (w/ Molly White)
Jun 13, 2023
51: Worldcoin Wants to Scan Your Eyeballs & Give You Crypto in Return: What Could Go Wrong? (w/ Leo Schwartz)
May 24, 2023
50: Elon Musk and the Twitter Blue (Check)Mark of Shame
May 09, 2023
49: Orange is the New Blockchain: Crypto Crime ft. Kwon, Sun, SBF, & CZ (w/ Jacob Silverman)
Apr 06, 2023
48: Bitcoin Miners Are Making Bank...But Not From Mining Crypto (w/ Jackie Sawicky)
Mar 27, 2023
47: The Fall of Silicon Valley Bank & the Crybaby Tech VCs (w/ Edward Ongweso Jr.)
Mar 15, 2023
46: No Banking. No Staking. No Crypto Services? (w/ Bennett Tomlin)
Mar 09, 2023
45: Crypto Conspicuously Absent From This Year's Super Bowl. Wonder What Happened? (w/ Brandon Sutton)
Feb 09, 2023
44: Genesis, Gemini, and the Winklevi (w/ Ed Zitron)
Jan 26, 2023
CES 2023: The Good, The Bad, The Dystopian Tech (w/ Eoin Higgins) (Scam Economy BONUS episode)
Jan 24, 2023
43: The Weirdest Frauds, Grifts, & Rug Pulls of Crypto's Hellish 2022 (w/ Molly White)
Jan 18, 2023
42: From Sam Bankman-Fried to Sam Bankman-Jailed: The FTX Saga Continues (w/ Molly White)
Dec 22, 2022
41: So Many Hacks! The Myth of Blockchain Security (w/ Domingo Flores)
Dec 12, 2022
40: BlockFi BankruptcyFi: A Bizarre FTX "Bailout" Story (w/ Nikhilesh De of CoinDesk)
Dec 05, 2022
39: FTX Conspiracies About Ukraine & Democrats Don't Add Up (w/ Sergey Vasylchuk)
Nov 21, 2022
38: Scam Bankrupt-Fraud: The Death of FTX (w/ Ed Zitron)
Nov 14, 2022
37: Sam Bankman-Fried is Known as Crypto's Bailout King. Is His Own Empire Broke? (w/ Mike Burgersburg)
Nov 07, 2022
36: Inside Yuga Labs: Bored Ape Yacht Club Behind-the-Scenes (w/ Yasmin Gagne and Connie Lin)
Oct 31, 2022
35: Crypto is the Future...Just Like Google Glass (w/ Quinn Myers)
Oct 21, 2022
34: RIP CNN's NFT Vault But Media's Terrible Crypto Coverage Lives On (w/ Parker Molloy)
Oct 14, 2022
33: Who'll Stop Celebrities From Unlawfully Shilling Shady Crypto & NFTs to Their Fans? (w/ Bonnie Patten)
Oct 07, 2022
32: GiveCrypto and the Real Goal of "Crypto Charity" (w/ Leo Schwartz)
Sep 29, 2022
31: One Year of Bukele's Bitcoin Law: Chaos in El Salvador (w/ Domingo Flores)
Sep 24, 2022
30: The Ethereum Merge is Here. What It Means, Who's Getting Rich & Why It Won't Be You (w/ Bennett Tomlin)
Sep 15, 2022
29: Binance and the Mystery of Who is Guangying Chen? (w/ Jacob Silverman)
Sep 09, 2022
28: Crypto's Summer From Hell (w/ Molly White)
Sep 02, 2022
Immutable and the Push to Force NFTs on Gamers (Scam Economy Live Post Show BONUS Clip)
Aug 26, 2022
27: All Your Coinbase Are Belong To Us (w/ Ed Zitron)
Aug 18, 2022
Crypto Yield Rates Were Always a Red Flag (Scam Economy Live Post Show BONUS Clip)
Aug 12, 2022
26: Dune and Done: The Spice DAO Saga (w/ Adi Robertson)
Aug 05, 2022
25: Helium is Touted as the Web3 Gold Standard. Is It All Just a Bunch of Hot Air? (w/ Liron Shapira)
Jul 30, 2022
24: PayWrecked: The People Who Took Their Paychecks in Crypto Regret It Now (w/ Quinn Myers)
Jul 23, 2022
23: Elon Musk Loves Cryptocurrency (But Elon and Crypto Don't Love You)
Jul 15, 2022
22: Bon Voyager! Your Crypto Loan Cash is Gone (w/ Ed Zitron)
Jul 08, 2022
21: Coinspiracy: How QAnon Influencers Conned Their Followers with Crypto (w/ Ernie Piper & Nick Backovic of
Jul 01, 2022
20: Damn, the Torpedoes: The Story of Celsius (w/ Mike Burgersburg/Dirty Bubble Media)
Jun 24, 2022
19: Crypto Jenga Tower Collapse: Celsius & the Crypto Time Bombs (w/ David Gerard & Amy Castor)
Jun 17, 2022
18: They Lost Everything: How the Terra Crypto Crash Ruined Lives Around the World (w/ Leo Schwartz)
Jun 10, 2022
17: Bitcoin Nazis, Ethereum Grifters: A Tale of Two Communities (Scam Economy LIVE in Brooklyn w/ Michael E. Hayden)
Jun 03, 2022
16: How Wikipedia Cancelled Crypto (w/ Molly White)
May 20, 2022
15: Terra, Luna, & The Crypto Crash: Everything You Need to Know (w/ Bennett Tomlin of Crypto Critics' Corner)
May 12, 2022
14: Crypto Bad Ideas: Abortions on the Blockchain!? + Bored Apes Break Ethereum (w/ Molly White)
May 06, 2022
13: Arrested for Protesting Bitcoin (w/ Mario Gomez)
Apr 29, 2022
12: A/S/L/Crypto?: The Dating App Crypto Scam Scourge
Apr 22, 2022
11: Inside the Bizarre Bitcoin 2022 Conference (w/ Ryan Broderick)
Apr 15, 2022
10: Bitcoin Goes Green[washing] (w/ Leanna First-Arai)
Apr 08, 2022
Axie Infinity, Indentured Servitude (Scam Economy Hotline LIVE Post Show Teaser Clip)
Apr 05, 2022
9: The Play to Earn Pyramid: Axie Infinity & the Dystopia That Crypto Wants (w/ Ed Zitron)
Mar 31, 2022
8: Monkey Business: Bored Ape Yacht Club, Yuga Labs, & ApeCoin (w/ Amy Castor)
Mar 25, 2022
7: The Crypto Grift Descends on Ukraine
Mar 18, 2022
The Depravity of Randi Zuckerberg's Web3 Song (Scam Economy Post Show Teaser Clip)
Mar 15, 2022
6: Web3 Sucks (w/ Molly White)
Mar 11, 2022
5: NFTs Get Physical, Real Estate Gets Digital, It's All Despicable (w/ Wilfred Chan)
Mar 04, 2022
4: Crypto Super Bowl Ads Weren't Like the Dot Com Bubble (It's Much Worse.)
Feb 18, 2022
3: Razzlekhan & The Great Bitfinex Heist (w/ Jack Morse)
Feb 11, 2022
Scam Economy Post Show: Episode #2 (Teaser Clip!)
Feb 10, 2022
2: Cryptocurrency is a Ponzi (w/ Sohale Mortazavi)
Feb 04, 2022
Scam Economy Post Show: Episode #1
Jan 31, 2022
1: Scam Economy 101: The ABCs of Crypto (w/ David Gerard)
Jan 28, 2022
0: Welcome to the Scam Economy
Jan 26, 2022