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Welcome to CoinMarketRecap — the podcast from CoinMarketCap.com. We explore the week's top cryptocurrency stories in an easy-to-understand way, cover emerging trends, and interview the people who make the news.

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    Sept 29 & 30: Crypto influencer criticized, big milestone for NFTs, and is bear market a good thing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 4:46


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, a crypto influencer is accused of promoting tokens to his followers — and dumping them hours later. A huge milestone for NFTs as they're rolled out to every Facebook and Instagram user in the U.S. And why some crypto executives believe that the bear market is a good thing. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 28: Bitcoin loses $20,000, IMF tells off U.K., Celsius CEO resigns, Do Kwon hits back, OpenSea pays hackers $200,000

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 6:19


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Bitcoin loses $20,000 yet again — as the International Monetary Fund tells off the U.K. Alex Mashinsky resigns as Celsius Network's CEO… as Sam Bankman Fried considers buying the company's assets. Do Kwon denies attempting to cash out $67 million in Bitcoin after a warrant was issued for his arrest. And OpenSea pays $200,000 to ethical hackers who uncovered critical security flaws. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 27: Bitcoin rallies as pound plummets, Do Kwon trolls Interpol — and is BTC as green as miners claim?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 6:29


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Bitcoin rallies as the British pound struggles. Voyager reveals who has won a highly competitive auction for its assets. Do Kwon trolls Interpol by saying he's making "zero effort" to hide from the police. Why Bitcoin might not be as environmentally friendly as some miners suggest. And why Bored Apes and CryptoPunks could soon start appearing on credit cards. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 26: Bitcoin weak, Buterin's big vision, Disney hiring crypto lawyer, NFT firms attack Apple

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 7:57


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Bitcoin suffers its lowest weekly close since December 2020. Vitalik Buterin reveals which two cryptocurrencies should move to Proof-of-Stake next. Also today, we reveal the hidden victims of pig butchering scams — and Disney is hiring a top lawyer who specializes in NFTs and the metaverse. Plus, find out why NFTs are so difficult to buy on iPhone apps… and discover what Bitcoin could have been called. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 23, 24 & 25: Fed hikes, SEC criticized, Kraken's CEO resigns, Twitch crypto ban, Nayib Bukele — weekly news roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 31:36


    It's the weekend edition of CoinMarketRecap! Connor Sephton and Molly Jane Zuckerman chew over some of the biggest crypto stories from the past seven days. The Fed has increased interest rates to their highest level in 14 years — before Bitcoin launched — we find out how this will affect the crypto markets. The SEC claims the U.S. has full jurisdiction over Ethereum… is it right? Jesse Powell is stepping down as Kraken's CEO, we'll find out why. Plus, Twitch is banning livestreams of crypto gambling — and Nayib Bukele is controversially seeking re-election as El Salvador's president. Does he need to stay in power to keep the Bitcoin Law alive? You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton, @MollyJZuckerman and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 21 & 22: Fed drama, Kraken CEO resigns, Twitch bans crypto gambling, 'Crypto King' owes millions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 8:30


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, crypto markets suffer whiplash as the Fed increases interest rates yet again. Jesse Powell announces he's stepping down as Kraken's CEO after 11 years. MicroStrategy buys more Bitcoin… and is already underwater. Twitch bans crypto gambling streams — it's gonna cost some content creators a lot of money. The U.S. considers a two-year ban on algorithmic stablecoins after UST's collapse. And a self-proclaimed Crypto King owes $35 million to investors… but just $2 million has been recovered so far. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 19 & 20: Bitcoin at three-month lows, big development in SEC v Ripple — and where in the world is Do Kwon?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 7:02


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, South Korea says Do Kwon is clearly on the run — and asks Interpol to issue a red notice. Ninety different cryptocurrencies worth $160 million are stolen in a hack. The SEC raises eyebrows by claiming the U.S. has jurisdiction for the Ethereum blockchain. And why there could be a big breakthrough in the long-running legal fight between the SEC and Ripple over whether XRP is a security. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 16, 17 & 18: The Merge, Hodlonaut v Wright, Do Kwon, Starbucks NFTs — weekly news roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 37:39


    It's the weekend edition of CoinMarketRecap! Connor Sephton and Molly Jane Zuckerman chew over some of the biggest crypto stories from the past seven days. Ethereum successfully completes The Merge, a high-stakes trial between Hodlonaut and Craig Wright begins in Norway, and South Korea issues an arrest warrant for Do Kwon. Plus, Starbucks is planning to release NFTs. You can follow us on Twitter — @MollyJZuckerman, @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap. 

    Sept 15: Ethereum completes The Merge! What happened, what's next, and why it matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 9:50


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Ethereum successfully makes the switch from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake. We find out how The Merge went, why it's such a significant upgrade, and why Vitalik Buterin says the hard work for developers begins now. Plus — Craig Wright makes a big revelation during a trial in Norway, and South Korean officials attempt to void Do Kwon's passport. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 14: Arrest warrant for Do Kwon, Tornado Cash sanctions update, Trudeau attacks pro-Bitcoin rival

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 5:53


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, South Korea issues an arrest warrant for Do Kwon. Dr Wright's lawyers give their opening arguments in the trial against Hodlonaut. Celebrities breathe a sigh of relief as the U.S. relaxes some restrictions against Tornado Cash. And Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attacks a rival for supporting cryptocurrencies. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 13: Crypto markets crumble, guilty plea in Coinbase case, Hodlonaut v Wright, Starbucks NFTs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 6:45


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, cryptocurrencies crumble as gloomy U.S. inflation data rattles the markets. The brother of a former Coinbase employee pleads guilty to the insider trading of cryptocurrencies. We'll bring you the latest as a legal showdown between Hodlonaut and Craig Wright begins in Norway. And Starbucks releases new details about its plans to release coffee-themed NFTs. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 12: Bitcoin rebounds, Google counts down to Merge, brutal pig butchering scam, stolen crypto recovered

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 7:11


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Bitcoin rallies above $21,000 — but will it last? Google unveils a countdown clock for The Merge as excitement builds. A man reveals how he lost $1 million in a brutal pig butchering scam. Stolen crypto is recovered from North Korean hackers for the first time ever. And some crypto creators are accused of cashing in on the Queen's death after launching altcoins and NFTs in her honor. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 10 & 11: Bitcoin wobbles, Bill Murray hack, 'gullible' crypto traders, new U.K. PM, El Salvador — weekly news roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 35:51


    It's the weekend edition of CoinMarketRecap! Connor Sephton and Molly Jane Zuckerman have a whistle-stop tour of this week's biggest crypto headlines. Does The Merge mean Ether could become the world's largest cryptocurrency? Does the Bill Murray hack show hackers have no scruples? Are crypto bros too gullible for their own good? Is the UK's new prime minister a fan of cryptocurrencies? And one year on from El Salvador adopting Bitcoin as legal tender, how is it going? So many questions… and so many answers! You can follow us on Twitter — @MollyJZuckerman, @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 8 & 9: Special edition! Ethereum's Merge explained

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 51:10


    In this special edition of the CoinMarketRecap podcast, Connor Sephton and Molly Jane Zuckerman find out everything you need to know about The Merge. What are the benefits of PoS? Could the upgrade go wrong? How will this affect miners? Will it impact Ether's price? We're joined by four top guests — two who are supporting the switch to Proof-of-Stake, and two who are against. You can follow us on Twitter — @MollyJZuckerman, @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 7: Bitcoin plunges, Bowie NFTs backlash — and one year since El Salvador made BTC legal tender

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 14:17


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Bitcoin falls below $19,000 for the first time in two months. El Salvador marks one year since adopting Bitcoin as legal tender — we discuss how it's gone so far. A new report warns more crypto companies could go bust in the next four months… and some coins could die out too. And David Bowie's estate is releasing an NFT collection to celebrate his life… but some fans are against it. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton, @MollyJZuckerman and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 6: 'Too easy' to scam crypto investors, Binance's stablecoin shakeup, new U.K. PM revealed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 5:57


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, is it far too easy to scam people in crypto? One Twitter user performs an experiment to find out. Binance unveils plans to shake up the stablecoin markets by automatically converting balances of three major stablecoins into its own dollar-backed asset. And the United Kingdom has a new prime minister… but are they a fan of cryptocurrencies? You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 5: Hackers target Bill Murray, Muse's NFT album makes history, and will The Merge hurt Bitcoin?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 7:07


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, why one researcher believes Bitcoin will never hit $69,000 again. Bill Murray raises $185,000 in crypto for charity — and it's stolen by hackers. An NFT linked to Islamic State emerges… as fears grow that they'll soon be widely used by terrorists. Crypto scammers take over a YouTube channel belonging to South Korea's government for the third time in a week. And Muse make history as their NFT album races to number one in the British charts. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 3 & 4: Saylor sued, Merge looms, lawyer scandal, Twitter edits, $7m typo — weekly news roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 48:52


    It's the weekend edition of CoinMarketRecap! Connor Sephton and Molly Jane Zuckerman have a whistle-stop tour of this week's biggest crypto headlines. Michael Saylor's being sued for tax fraud — how damaging will this be financially and reputationally? Hetzner and OpenSea speak out as The Merge looms. A top crypto lawyer steps back from class action lawsuits after embarrassing, secretly recorded videos emerge. Crypto.com's made a $7 million typo — but is it entitled to get the money back? And Twitter's adding an edit button… yea or nay? You can follow us on Twitter — @MollyJZuckerman, @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 2: A tough month ahead, Bitcoin price trends, Celsius withdrawals news, Twitter's edit button

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 5:44


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, why September tends to be a bad month for Bitcoin. Celsius reveals it's planning to allow some users to withdraw their crypto. Twitter's testing an edit button — but could it be a gift for crypto scammers? And new research reveals that Bitcoin's performance varies wildly depending on the time of day. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    Sept 1: Saylor sued for tax fraud, what the court filings say, Roche steps back, OpenSea backs Merge

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 6:57


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Michael Saylor's accused of failing to pay millions of dollars in income tax — we'll find out what the court filings say. Kyle Roche withdraws from class action lawsuits against major crypto firms — days after embarrassing, secretly recorded videos of him were published. And OpenSea becomes the latest crypto company to support Ethereum's Proof-of-Stake blockchain as The Merge nears. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 31: Crypto.com's huge mistake, Tether furious, OneCoin extradition, Buterin's new book

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 7:45


    On today's CoinMarketRecap podcast with Connor Sephton, El Salvador's Bitcoin bonds are delayed yet again — and some experts think they'll never launch at all. Crypto.com accidentally sends $10.5 million to a woman who was owed a $100 refund. A British man is set to be extradited to the U.S. on suspicion of laundering $105 million from the OneCoin scam. Tether attacks The Wall Street Journal after the newspaper claims the stablecoin's in danger of becoming technically insolvent. And Vitalik Buterin's written a new book — but is he going to criticize other Ethereum co-founders? You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 30: Kyle Roche and Ava Labs hit back, Ethereum at risk of huge setback, crypto CEO arrested

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 5:34


    On today's CoinMarketRecap podcast with Connor Sephton, Kyle Roche and Ava Labs hit back after an explosive article claims they've formed a secret pact to attack rival crypto projects. Why Ethereum's at risk of a huge setback — days before the most significant upgrade in the blockchain's history. And a crypto CEO accused of a $2 billion rug pull is arrested in Albania after spending a year on the run. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 29: Fed fears and Mt. Gox rumors hit Bitcoin, Ava Labs scandal, metaverse mania at VMAs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 8:39


    On today's CoinMarketRecap podcast with Connor Sephton, Bitcoin plunges below $20,000 — and the stock market loses $1.2 trillion in a day — as the Federal Reserve spooks the markets. And Crypto Twitter enters panic mode over false rumors that Mt. Gox is about to dump 140,000 Bitcoin on the market. Ava Labs reacts angrily as an investigation claims it's teamed up with a law firm to attack rival crypto projects. And Eminem and Snoop Dogg's Bored Apes perform live on stage at MTV's VMAs… as the winner of the first-ever award for Best Metaverse Performance is revealed. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 26, 27 & 28: The Merge, BitBoy v Atozy, John McAfee 'alive,' NFT Rocks — weekly news roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 37:32


    It's the weekend edition of CoinMarketRecap! Connor Sephton and Molly Jane Zuckerman have a whistle-stop tour of this week's biggest crypto headlines. We hear from both sides of The Merge debate, ask whether a man desperate to get his Bitcoin hard drive out of landfill should give up, and find out what's gone on between two crypto YouTubers: BitBoy and Atozy. Plus — is John McAfee actually alive and in hiding? Is Voyager right to pay $1.6 million in bonuses to 34 staff? And how much are Ether Rocks worth these days? You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton, @MollyJZuckerman and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 25: Bitcoin in landfill saga, crypto YouTuber drops lawsuit, Voyager to pay $1.6m in bonuses

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 11:24


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, excitement grows as Ethereum confirms an official date for the merge. New developments in the sorry story of a man who threw away a hard drive containing 8,000 Bitcoin. A crypto YouTuber drops a defamation lawsuit against one of his rivals following a backlash. Voyager's given permission to pay $1.6 million in bonuses so 34 "key" staff don't leave their jobs. And new figures reveal the value of the NFTs stolen in the past year — as well as which big brands have made the most money by selling them. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 24: John McAfee 'alive and in Texas,' anger over Voyager bonuses plan, Coinbase sued again

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 7:41


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, John McAfee is alive and hiding in Texas — that's according to his ex-girlfriend in a new Netflix documentary. Should Voyager pay $1.9 million in bonuses to 38 key employees? Some of the customers affected by the crypto lender's bankruptcy say no. Coinbase faces a new class action lawsuit from a disgruntled customer — as Brian Armstrong reveals the exchange's future business strategy. And three men are accused of defrauding a crypto exchange and banks out of $4 million — we'll give you the details. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap. 

    August 23: Twitter whistleblower, Hodlonaut v Wright, Andrew Tate bans — and can your Telegram username make you rich?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 7:50


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, a whistleblower makes damning claims about Twitter — and it could be a massive boost for Elon Musk. Hodlonaut raises $1.2 million ahead of a legal fight with Craig Wright. A former OpenSea executive accused of NFT insider trading calls for the charges against him to be dismissed. Andrew Tate hits back after Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube ban his accounts. And we'll be finding out why your Telegram username could make you rich. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap. 

    August 13 & 14: The merge, Celsius chaos, crypto hitmen, Mark Cuban, Andrew Tate — weekly news roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 46:55


    It's the weekend edition of CoinMarketRecap! Connor Sephton and Molly Jane Zuckerman have a whistle-stop tour of this week's biggest crypto headlines. We discuss the latest twists and turns in the merge as the date for Ethereum's switch to Proof-of-Stake is revealed. Plus, two separate cases reveal why hiring hitmen using crypto (or at all) is a bad idea. We'll also find out why Mark Cuban is being sued... and why videos of Andrew Tate are causing controversy. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton, @MollyJZuckerman and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 12: Vitalik's vision for Ethereum, merge date revealed, Binance recovers Curve funds

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 9:44


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Ethereum's merge is going to take place sooner than first thought — with Vitalik Buterin revealing his vision for what the future looks like. Also today, Binance recovers more than 80% of the funds lost in the Curve Finance attack. Plus, one of Latin America's biggest online payment platforms is vowing to roll out crypto access to more countries across the region. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 11: Bitcoin rallies, big Ethereum milestone, Celsius criticized, Mark Cuban sued, hitmen paid with crypto

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 12:32


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Ethereum completes its final dress rehearsal ahead of the most significant upgrade in the blockchain's history. Celsius Network faces criticism from the Justice Department over plans to pay $400,000 in severance to employees. Mark Cuban and Voyager Digital's CEO are sued over claims they duped millions of Americans into buying crypto. An Iranian man is charged with attempting to pay for the assassination of a former U.S. national security advisor with crypto. And Mailchimp comes under fire for suspending accounts belonging to several major crypto media outlets. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 10: Coinbase's $1 billion loss, Tether and USDC back merge, Tornado trolling, Robinhood pays $10m to users

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 7:44


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Coinbase suffers a $1.1 billion loss — but says things are never as bad as they seem. Ethereum's move to a Proof-of-Stake blockchain gets a big boost as Tether and USD Coin announce they're supporting the merge. A Tornado Cash user trolls the U.S. government by sending small amounts of Ether to A-list celebrities. And Robinhood agrees to pay $9.9 million to users who are suing the company over repeated outages. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 9: Tornado Cash sanctions, Zipmex withdrawals resume, celebs under pressure over NFTs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 5:05


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, the U.S. sanctions Tornado Cash — we'll find out why. Zipmex announces it'll allow users to withdraw Bitcoin and Ether. And why celebrities are coming under pressure over their endorsement of NFTs. You can follow us on Twitter: @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 8: Celsius and Voyager anger users, Hodlnaut freezes withdrawals, Andrew Tate criticized, NFTiffs sell out

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 10:15


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, bankrupt Celsius abandons plans to rehire a former executive for $92,000 a month — as hundreds of thousands of customers remain empty handed. Voyager announces it'll allow cash to be withdrawn from its platform from Thursday, but there's no sign of when users will get crypto back. And breaking news as another crypto lender announces it's freezing withdrawals. Also today, crypto trader and influencer Andrew Tate is criticized for viral videos where he appears to endorse hitting women. British police warn the public as a man who invested $24,000 in a crypto scam is told his balance is now just $23. And we'll find out how Friday's sale of NFTiffs — digital passes for luxury pendants of CryptoPunks — ended up going. You can follow us on Twitter: @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 6 & 7: Michael Saylor, Craig Wright, Kim K, Nomad, Muse, landfills and CryptoPunks — weekly news roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 38:00


    It's the weekend edition of CoinMarketRecap! Connor Sephton and Molly Jane Zuckerman have a whistle-stop tour of this week's biggest crypto headlines. We discuss Michael Saylor stepping down as MicroStrategy's CEO, Craig Wright's bittersweet court win, Kim Kardashian's battle to ward off a lawsuit, Nomad Bridge's $190 million exploit, Muse's plans to release an NFT album, a man's latest attempt to get a hard drive filled with Bitcoin out of landfill, and Tiffany & Co's plans to make CryptoPunk jewelry. You can follow us on Twitter — @MollyJZuckerman, @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap. And thanks to PeriTune for the sad piano music.

    August 5: BlackRock and Coinbase, Nomad bounty, Meta rolls out NFTs to 100 countries, Block BTC revenues plunge

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 5:13


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Nomad confirms it'll award a bounty to white hat hackers who return stolen funds. BlackRock and Coinbase team up in a significant new partnership. Block's financial results leave investors disappointed — and while gross profits are up, demand for Bitcoin has plunged. Plus — Meta announces it's rolling out support for NFTs to 100 countries. You can follow us on Twitter: @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 4: Solana update, Nomad battles to recover stolen funds, Tinder dumps metaverse

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 5:08


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, new details reveal why thousands of Solana wallets may have been drained. Almost $17 million returned to Nomad Bridge by white hat hackers — but 90% of stolen funds remain missing. A former Coinbase employee pleads not guilty to the insider trading of cryptocurrencies. And why Tinder's swiping left on the metaverse. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 3: Big changes at MicroStrategy, two huge hacks, double blow for Robinhood, Kim K fights back

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 8:48


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, big news in Bitcoin circles — Michael Saylor is stepping down as the CEO of MicroStrategy… kind of. Plus, $190 million is stolen from the Nomad Bridge, in what's described as "one of the most chaotic hacks that Web3 has ever seen." And there's panic for Solana investors as 8,000 wallets are drained in a separate attack. A double blow for Robinhood — the company's laying off 23% of its staff, and its crypto division has been hit by a $30 million fine. Kim Kardashian's pushing to get an Ethereum Max lawsuit dismissed — we'll tell you what her lawyers are saying. Plus, we'll find out which high-end retailer is going to start accepting ApeCoin as a payment method. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    August 1 & 2: Craig Wright libel trial, Bitcoin in landfill, murder for hire, CryptoPunk jewelry… and will NFT top album chart?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 10:36


    Bitcoin clocks its best monthly performance since October — CMC's head of research explains why there's momentum in the markets. Dr Craig Wright's won just £1 in his libel trial against Peter McCormack… we'll find out why. A man who threw away a hard drive storing 8,000 Bitcoin reveals his latest cunning plan to save it from a landfill site. Also today: crypto crimes, Vitalik Buterin's prediction on the metaverse, and why an NFT album could top the music charts. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    July 30 & 31: Kraken allegations, Saylor attacks Ether, U.S. crypto taxes — weekly news roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 22:43


    It's the weekend edition of CoinMarketRecap! Connor Sephton and Molly Jane Zuckerman discuss all the biggest crypto stories from the past seven days. Kraken's reportedly under investigation for the alleged violation of U.S. sanctions after servicing customers in Iran. Michael Saylor's attacked Ether and Bitcoin Cash at a conference in Turkey. And back in the U.S., two politicians are calling for small crypto transactions to be tax free. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @MollyJZuckerman. 

    July 29: How does this bear market compare with past downturns… and is the worst over?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 16:05


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, we look at a new report on the bear market. CoinMarketCap head of research Alice Liu and Glassnode lead analyst James Check tell us how it compares to past downturns, examine how Bitcoin and Ether's been hit, and discuss where we go from here. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap. 

    July 28: Bitcoin rallies as Fed hikes rates, Saylor attacks Ethereum, Harmony backlash, Unstoppable unicorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 7:02


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Bitcoin rallies as the Federal Reserve increases interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point for a second time. Michael Saylor questions whether Ethereum is economically sound — and claims Bitcoin Cash was a horrific mistake and a failure. Harmony faces a backlash as it unveils plans to mint five billion new tokens following the $100 million Horizon Bridge hack. And Unstoppable Domains becomes a unicorn in its latest funding round — and now has a valuation of $1 billion. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    July 27: Kraken feels the heat, Cathie Wood dumps Coinbase stock, cryptojacking on the rise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 5:52


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Kraken's reportedly under investigation for violating U.S. sanctions. Cathie Wood dumps Coinbase stock for the first time this year. The IMF admits crypto selloffs haven't had an impact on the global economy. And why a rise in cryptojacking cases suggests ransomware attackers are now looking for a quieter life. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    July 26: Relaxing crypto taxes, Coinbase investigation, ICO boss pleads guilty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 5:27


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, why buying a cup of coffee with crypto could be about to get easier in America. Coinbase is reportedly under investigation over allegations it has listed unregistered securities. A crypto CEO who lied in white papers and misused investor funds pleads guilty to fraud. And the U.K.'s National Crime Agency reveals that it's seized more crypto than cash from money launderers in the past year. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    July 25: Three Arrows admits mistakes, Voyager rejects FTX, Chipotle gives away crypto

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 7:13


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, the founders of Three Arrows Capital admit mistakes were made… and reveal what was "the final nail in the coffin." Voyager Digital says it's rejected a low-ball bid from FTX… but Sam Bankman-Fried fights back. The company behind Bored Ape Yacht Club could face a class action lawsuit from investors who lost money. And why Chipotle's giving away $200,000 of free crypto. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap. 

    July 22, 23 & 24: Coinbase 'insider trading,' Tesla sells Bitcoin, Minecraft bans NFTs — weekly news roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 36:36


    It's the weekend edition of CoinMarketRecap! Connor Sephton and Molly Jane Zuckerman discuss all the biggest crypto stories from the past seven days. Tesla's sold off 75% of its Bitcoin… was this expected? In a double blow to Coinbase, a former employee has been charged with the insider trading of cryptocurrencies — and the SEC is accusing the exchange of listing securities. Plus: Minecraft is banning NFTs, but do they have a point? You can follow us on Twitter — @MollyJZuckerman, @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap. 

    July 21: Tesla sells Bitcoin, ex-employee attacks Celsius, Minecraft bans NFTs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 6:35


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Tesla sells off 75% of its Bitcoin… we'll tell you why. A former Celsius employee hits out at the company — and says it was hectic, chaotic and disorganized. Coinbase declares it has no exposure to the companies facing bankruptcy in the current crypto contagion. Finland reveals how much money it's donating to Ukraine after selling Bitcoin seized from criminals. And Minecraft releases tough new rules banning non-fungible tokens from the game. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap. 

    July 20: Bitcoin breakout, NFT accounts under attack, Twitter v Musk trial date confirmed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 6:27


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Bitcoin breaks through $23,500… but is it going to last? U.S. detectives recover a $500,000 crypto ransom paid to North Korean hackers. A judge confirms when the legal showdown between Elon Musk and Twitter will begin. And why the NFT sector is coming under increasing attack from phishing scams. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    July 19: Three Arrows reveals debts, Musk v Twitter latest, FBI warning, U.K. still loves NFTs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 6:04


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Three Arrows Capital reveals who it owes money to… and how much. Relations between Elon Musk and Twitter go from bad to worse. The FBI issues a new warning about fake investment apps after millions of dollars in crypto is stolen. And the U.K. vows to push ahead with plans to release an NFT — despite the government being thrown into disarray. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap. 

    July 18: Huge weekend rally, Razzlekhan's request — and the most Bitcoin-friendly countries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 5:34


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Bitcoin and Ether surge in a strong start to the week for crypto markets. Vladimir Putin bans crypto payments in Russia as worrying new statistics about pyramid schemes emerge. Heather Morgan's allowed to get a job as she awaits trial accused of conspiracy to launder 120,000 stolen Bitcoin. And two countries are named as the most crypto friendly in new research, but El Salvador's going to be very disappointed with its ranking. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

    July 16 & 17: Elon Musk v Twitter, Celsius chaos, bankruptcies everywhere — weekly news roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 30:11


    It's the weekend edition of CoinMarketRecap! Molly Jane Zuckerman and Connor Sephton discuss all the biggest crypto stories from the past seven days. We've got the latest on the nasty legal fight between Elon Musk and Twitter, as Celsius reveals it's got a $1.2 billion black hole in its finances. Plus… how do you tell people you work in crypto? You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton, @MollyJZuckerman and @CoinMarketCap.

    July 15: Celsius reveals size of financial black hole, OpenSea cuts jobs, South Park mocks crypto

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 6:53


    On today's CoinMarketRecap with Connor Sephton, Celsius reveals how big the black hole in its finances really is. Plus — a rival crypto lender announces it will allow customers to access some of their crypto. OpenSea becomes the latest company to make painful losses — and says it's preparing for the possibility of a prolonged downturn. And South Park brutally mocks celebrities who have endorsed cryptocurrencies. You can follow us on Twitter — @ConnorSephton and @CoinMarketCap.

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