In this episode Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey discuss the algorithmic stablecoin Terra and the corresponding governance token Luna. Along with some of the antics of chief front man Do Kwon.
Episode 70 — The Rise and Fall of Reggie Fowler — Crypto Critics’ Corner
Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin discuss the guilty pleas of Reggie Fowler, former part owner of the Minnesota Vikings and current financial criminal.
Episode 69 — An Unscripted Chat With The Richest Man in the World (Feat. Colin Platt) — Crypto Critics’ Corner
*Colin Platt is not in any meaningful sense the richest man in the world. Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin are joined by the richest man in the world to discuss the project that made him his money, what is up with NFTs, and the issues with crypto wash trading.
Episode 68 — Evading North Korean Sanctions 101 — Crypto Critics’ Corner
In this episode Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin discuss the sentencing of the former Head of Special Projects for the Ethereum Foundation Virgil Griffith who was helping North Korea evade sanctions.
Episode 67 — An Early Skeptic’s Telling of “Why be skeptical?” (Feat. David Gerard) — Crypto Critics’ Corner
In this episode Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin are joined by David Gerard to discuss his history as a skeptic in the space.
Episode 66 — The Criminal Conspiracies of Cas Piancey — Crypto Critics’ Corner
In this episode Cas Piancey (Orson Newstat) reveals his identity to the world, describes his past arrest, and Bennett Tomlin and Cas describe why this is being revealed now.
Episode 65 — The ECASH Act (Feat. Rohan Grey) — Crypto Critics’ Corner
Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin are joined by Rohan Grey to discuss the new ECASH bill to create a private digital dollar, and what we think about this bill.
Episode 64 — Metaverse 2: Venture Capital Judgement (Feat. münecat) — Crypto Critics’ Corner
Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin are joined by münecat to discuss crypto, web3, and whether or not a neofeudalistic state run by Peter Thiel is desirable.
Episode 63 — We Need to Talk About El Salvador (Feat. Mario Gómez and Oscar Salguero) — Crypto Critics’ Corner
Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin are joined by Mario Gómez and Oscar Salguero to discuss the reality of Bitcoin in El Salvador. We talk about Bukele’s approval, the actions of the gangs, how well Chivo works (badly), and try to understand what is really going on.
Episode 62 — Should Money Laundering be a Crime? (Feat. Josh Cincinnati) — Crypto Critics’ Corner
Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin are joined by Josh Cincinnati to discuss whether or not money laundering should be a crime and our global, warrantless, financial panopticon.