Bloomberg Crypto

Crypto is the world's hottest financial trend. Digital tokens like Bitcoin and NFTs have moved from niche products to showing up in Super Bowl commercials and song lyrics.  Advocates of these new asset classes promise they will democratize the finance industry, and they hail the blockchain technology that backs it all as the future of computing. Skeptics say it's another financial house of cards. No newsroom on the planet is better equipped than Bloomberg to cut through all the noise and provide clarity, context and authority. In this new daily podcast, Bloomberg’s reporting team will tease out what’s actually important in the crypto conversation. Led by crypto expert Stacy-Marie Ishmael, the podcast will draw on reporters in every region and credible voices in the industry to cover everything from regulation to alt coins to DeFi, and even the environmental impact of the currency that promises to change the finance landscape indefinitely.

00:15:27 2022-06-24
Prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, the Ukrainian government and the country’s crypto community would not have been described as allies. There was skepticism, distrust and even a few police raids on unlicensed crypto exchanges. That sh...
00:18:24 2022-06-23
The Washington Nationals baseball team didn’t have a great start to their season, and that’s not just because of their losing record. They also managed to debut a sponsorship deal with the organization behind the not-so-stable stablecoin, TerraUSD. Th...
00:18:41 2022-06-22
El Salvador’s millennial president Nayib Bukele is no tourist when it comes to Bitcoin. Last year, under his leadership, El Salvador became the first country in the world to approve Bitcoin as a form of legal tender. Since then, President Bukele has bo...
00:20:09 2022-06-21
On this episode of Bloomberg Crypto, Bloomberg reporters Claire Ballentine and Charlie Wells join stacy-marie to talk about crypto addiction. There are rehab centers for people seeking treatment for addictions to drugs and alcohol, to gambling, and more r...
00:18:54 2022-06-17
There is a real drive on Capitol Hill to figure out how to define and regulate cryptocurrency and protect consumers. One such effort comes from Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Republican Senator Cynthia Lummis (WY). They are proposing legis...
00:16:42 2022-06-16
It’s been a wild week for crypto markets. Bloomberg reporters Muyao Shen and Matt Turner join the podcast to discuss what’s happening in the world of digital tokens and crypto-related stocks - and why sentiment is so negative. See omnystudio.com/list...
00:12:25 2022-06-15
What happens to your crypto after you die? Beyond the existential question of the permanence of the blockchain, the answers here aren’t straightforward. For estate planners, what to do with digital assets like Bitcoin and NFTs present a new challenge to...
00:19:20 2022-06-14
Have you ever heard the saying, “Everything’s Bigger in Texas”? That same ethos applies to mining Bitcoin in the Lonestar state. The state of Texas is flush with bitcoin prospectors. The City of Fort Worth even started a small mining operation out o...
00:14:12 2022-06-13
Have you heard the one about the crypto investor who got hacked and lost all their Bitcoin? It’s true - cryptocurrency spam, hacks, and fraud are all on the rise. That means there’s an urgent need to think about the security risks to often-valuable di...
00:18:48 2022-06-10
In January 2020, the United Kingdom officially withdrew from the European Union. The fallout from Brexit, as we all came to know it, is still being measured across all industries. Some analysts predict it will take years to understand it’s full impact o...
00:19:13 2022-06-09
In March of 2022, hackers stole about $600 million from a crypto network. It was one of the biggest exploits of this asset class to date, and left many investors shaken. Can a decentralized financial system work if investors get spooked when significant a...
00:19:28 2022-06-08
Did you know that both Madonna and Justin Bieber own expensive digital images of apes? It’s true: Bored Apes and other nonfungible tokens are a must-have celebrity accessory these days. But should you put your trust in movie stars, pop singers and athle...
00:10:26 2022-06-07
Fidelity, one of the largest investment managers in the world, made headlines when it announced its intention to offer clients the ability to invest in crypto through their 401(k) retirement accounts. In such a volatile environment, is it a risky bet to a...
00:20:34 2022-06-06
You might already consider crypto to be synonymous with the word volatility. But what about all the other words that get thrown around by enthusiasts? What’s staking all about? How are bridges created and used? And why are so many folks on Twitter sendi...
00:16:40 2022-06-03
Cryptocurrencies are increasingly popular as investments - everyone from retail traders on Reddit to big institutional shops like Fidelity seems to have a crypto strategy. But what happens when the people investing in this asset class are also the ones in...
00:16:53 2022-06-02
Welcome to Bloomberg Crypto: a new daily podcast from Bloomberg and iHeart Radio. In today’s inaugural episode, host stacy-marie ishmael introduces herself, shares what you can expect from this new daily offering, and outlines what the show aims to brin...
00:01:44 2022-05-09
The crypto universe is expanding fast, and with that expansion comes both excitement and uncertainty. Stacy-Marie Ishmael is the managing editor for Crypto at Bloomberg News and your host for Bloomberg Crypto: A new daily podcast from Bloomberg and iHeart...