13 Best Crypto Podcasts on Blockchain and Bitcoin (2020)

by Diyana

13 Best Podcasts on Blockchain and Bitcoin

Whether you're just getting into the crypto bandwagon or have been around since the Bitcoin boom in 2017, there's still so much to learn about Blockchain technology.

As the technology grows, so has the number of thought leaders. Being a curious bunch, journalists and podcasters have been picking the brains of top industry leaders to get the latest news and highlights in the crypto world. Listeners or avid followers benefit from getting a weekly dose of both information and entertainment.

So which crypto podcast should you listen to?

If you’d like to expand your crypto knowledge further, here are 13 other podcasts we recommend based on the quality of their content, suitable for newbies, crypto experts, and everyone in between.

 


 

1. Unchained

Laura Shin has been around in the crypto podcast world since 2016. In each episode that's around one hour, she interviews industry pioneers to cover all things crypto. She also has another similar podcast called Unconfirmed that's shorter than Unchained and covers the weekly highlights in the crypto world. She describes herself as an independent crypto/blockchain journalist and admits to being a nocoiner.

 

2. Blockchain Insider by 11:FS

In this podcast, Simon Taylor touches specifically on bitcoin, blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). It's been around since 2017 and is one of the top in Apple podcast for "blockchain". Each episode is 40-60 mins long and is uploaded bi-weekly. With topics ranging from "Central Banks Digital Currencies" and "The Missing Cryptoqueen", this is a podcast for cryptocurrency experts or avid followers to stay current in the crypto world.

 

3. The Bad Crypto Podcast

As the name of the podcast suggests, Joel Comm and Travis Wright are up to no good. They are technologists and crypto-enthusiasts keen on demystifying the world of Bitcoin and Blockchain. About three times a week, they dish out on the juiciest dramas in the crypto world. They have a segment every Friday called Bad News where they deliver, well, bad news like "Cybercrime up 75% during COVID". And for newbies, don't worry. Their super chill conversational style makes it easy to follow.

 

4. Epicenter

As the OG of crypto podcasts, Epicenter has been making sense of cryptocurrencies and blockchain since 2013 i.e. before they were cool. Their episodes, which are one-hour long each, have been downloaded 4 million times. With a team of five hosts, Epicenter goes in-depth about the technical, economical and social implications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

 

5. What Bitcoin Did

Another revered bitcoin thought leader is the host of this podcast, Peter McCormack. Twice-weekly, he interviews experts in the world of Bitcoin development, privacy, investment and adoption. Past topics have ranged from Cannabis to Censorship and from Libertarianism to Lightning network.

 

6. Blockcrunch

If you're an investor in crypto, this podcast would be perfect for you. Each week, you'll learn from developers and investors at the forefront of crypto about the most important projects in crypto. This podcast is hosted by Jason Choi, Head of Research at Spartan Capital, a cryptoasset hedge fund, who goes deep into the technology and economics behind crypto projects to dissect trends and themes in a global context.

 

7. The Defiant

Recently launched in April 2020, this podcast hosted by Camila Russo focuses on Decentralized Finance (DeFi). Originally a news platform, The Defiant has now made its way to the airwaves featuring various guests who are leaders, builders and users of DeFi. If you're interested to know more about this radical transparent financial system, The Defiant is the podcast to listen to!

 

8. Unscrypted

This podcast is a collection of Andreas M. Antonopoulos’ talks where he explored bitcoin and open blockchains at the intersection of technology, economics, and politics. All of his talks were unscripted, hence the name of the podcast, as they were performed without slides or notes. Instead, he improvised from a chosen theme of the day. This showed his confidence and a strong grasp on the topic of blockchain.

 

9. The NonFunGerbils

As the name suggests, this podcast explores the world of non-fungible assets and the growing decentralized economy. So it's great if you want to dive deeper into the non-fungible token (NFT) space with hosts Luke and George. They're also putting the 'Fun' in NFT as they give away a new set of NonFunGerbil NFT to listeners who come up with the funniest or most entertaining descriptions for the gerbil that they reveal.

 

10. Into the Ether

A podcast by EthHub focusing on all things Ethereum, the leading blockchain for decentralized applications. Host Eric Conner interviews prominent guests in the space while Anthony Sassano gives out weekly news recaps.

 

11. Let's Talk Bitcoin!

Started in 2013 by Adam B. Levine, a bitcoin enthusiast and early evangelist, this podcast defines the narrative and promise of emerging decentralized technologies. You can expect a new episode each day with interesting topics and guests exploring all things crypto.

 

12. Bankless

Started from a weekly newsletter, Bankless has now expanded to the podcast space to reach more audience into crypto finance. In this podcast series, Ryan Sean Adams brings on special guests to help you understand the "State of the Bankless Nation" and equip you with sufficient knowledge about crypto finance, especially if you're keen to explore alternatives to the traditional banking system.

 

13. Chain Reaction

Hosts Tom Shaughnessy, Kevin Kelly, Piers Kicks and Yan Liberman discuss crypto and blockchain with top names in the industry. You can expect current topics such as yield farming and bitcoin as well as musings on future market opportunities in digital and virtual domains. They certainly don't shy away from exploring hypothetical situations based on current research.

 


 

CoinGecko Podcast

We started our CoinGecko podcast early this year where we talk about bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies with notable thought leaders of the industry such as Beniamin Mincu (CEO of Elrond), Sandeep Nailwal (COO of Matic Network), and Aaron Gong (Director of Binance Futures).

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Diyana helps you to make sense of the complicated stuff. Follow the author on Twitter @diyana_eco

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