Over the last few years, the surge in popularity of podcasts has been impressive. Even more so in the crypto community. Perhaps because crypto enthusiasts love sharing their knowledge with others or maybe because it's hard to find quality information on crypto through traditional news outlets. There are a variety of great crypto podcasts each with a slightly different focus. If you want to learn about crypto, there's no better and more efficient way than to begin listening to podcasts. In this post we'll walk you through the best cryptocurrency podcasts and explain what you can expect from each of them.
For those who are completely new to crypto we recommend watching this "Bitcoin 101"presentation by Balaji Srinivasan, partner at Andreesen Horrowitz or our post on how Bitcoin works.
The Best Crypto Podcasts
Unchained is a podcast by US-journalist Laura Shin. It's one of the most well-known podcasts in the industry and covers everything from recent developments to interviews with important thought leaders. Highlights include interviewing Vitalik Buterin (Founder of Ethereum), an insight into how crypto is used in North Korea and an interview with the co-creator of Libra. The podcast is relatively non-technical, making it a great one for beginners wanting to learn more about the different applications of crypto. Moreover, Laura asks the right questions and always slows down her guests to make sure newcomers can follow.
The Pomp Podcast (previously 'Off The Chain') is another very well-known show in the crypto community. One could almost call it 'mainstream' (for crypto standards). Anthony is a co-founder of the investment firm Morgan Creek Digital Assets backed by the multi-billion dollar asset manager Creek Capital Management. He is also famous for his passionate Bitcoin tweets on Twitter where he has more than 300K followers.
Bankless is a relatively new podcast by crypto blogger Ryan Adams and co-host David Hoffman. The main goal of the podcast is to teach listeners how to become "bankless" by using Ethereum applications to save, borrow, trade and invest instead of traditional banking products. It's a great introduction into the amazing world of Ethereum.
This is another show focusing on Ethereum. Into The Ether is for listeners who want to dive deep into Ethereum and its fascinating community . The podcast's hosts Eric Conner and Anthony Sassano are well-respected members in the community and they are always on-top of the latest developments and controversies surrounding Ethereum. They also often invite founders of new Ethereum applications and infrastructure projects and give them a chance to present their project to the wider community.
What Bitcoin Did
As you can imagine, "What Bitcoin Did" is a show focusing on Bitcoin. Listeners will learn about how Bitcoin works but also dive into the deeper philosophical questions around its libertarian and anti-authoritarian values. The show is run by British host Peter McCormak. We particularly enjoyed the series on Bitcoin adoption in Latin America.
The Scoop is produced by the popular crypto publication 'The Block'. Guests of the show are often regulators or leaders of Wall Street firms. The show gives you a great perspective about what 'old money' has to say about 'new money'.
On The Brink
Hosts Matt Walsh and Nic Carter of Castle Island Ventures explore the political, ethical, and economic significance of Bitcoin and other public blockchains and talk to some of the leading experts in the industry. Expect candid discussions with crypto's top builders and investors.
Stephan Livera is a Bitcoin podcast host, educator, and entrepreneur based in Sydney, Australia. The show regularly features high-profile guests such as Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Jameson Lopp (Casa) and covers everything from introductions to Austrian Economics to deep-dives into Bitcoin improvement proposals (BIP's).
We will make sure to continuously update this list and will launch our own crypto podcast very soon! Stay tuned!