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Hacker Noon Acquires Crypto Disrupted, the Podcast by Trent Lapinski


The cryptocurrency podcast will join Hacker Noon to make a more
mainstream tech podcast

Hacker Noon, the independent tech media site, has acquired Crypto
, the blockchain and cryptocurrency podcast by Trent

Trent Lapinski will take over as the host for the upcoming weekly Hacker
Noon Podcast. The first episodes will be released in late September. You
can subscribe today by visiting

"Crypto Disrupted has built a high-quality community and Trent conducts
substantive interviews," said Hacker Noon Founder & CEO David
. "We're very excited to put more production resources and
distribution efforts into a podcast together."

Over the last calendar year (Aug 17 - Aug 18), Hacker Noon stories have
generated 95,000,000+ pageviews. To date, this has been text stories,
but in a recent Hacker Noon survey, 71% of readers said they would like
to listen to a Hacker Noon podcast.

"I am honored to be the host of the Hacker Noon podcast," said startup
founder and tech journalist Trent Lapinski. "We're still going to be
covering blockchain, just now we will be able to cover it with a larger
audience, as well as other emerging technologies, hacking, and

Crypto Disrupted will still be releasing already recorded episodes, then
will remain on YouTube and
as an archive.

Early guest commitments for the new Hacker Noon podcast include:

  • Tracy Chou, Founding Advisor at Project Include and The Arena Summit
    (formerly Pinterest, USDS and Quora)
  • John Cutler, Product Evangelist at Amplitude.
  • Suhail Doshi, Mixpanel Founder & Investor
  • Natalie Fratto, VP Early Stage Practice SVB Financial
  • Joseph Flaherty, Founder Collective Director's of Content & Community
    (and former Wired writer)
  • Daniel Jeffries, Author, Futurist, and Thinker.
  • Brett Gibson, Initialized Capital Partner
  • Toni Lane, Founder of Culture - a global movement to create a more
    liberated human race.
  • Greg Osari, CEO at Overclock Labs, creator of Akash Network
  • Taylor Pearson, Author
  • Grace Rachmany, CEO
  • Hiten Shah, Investor & Entrepreneur
  • Garry Tan, Initialized Capital Partner
  • Erik Vermeulen, Professor of Business and Financial Lat at Tilburg
  • Hunter Walk, Partner at Homebrew VC (former YouTube, Google, and
    Second Life product lead)
  • Kelley Weaver, Melrose PR CEO
  • Peter Yang, Senior Product Manager at Twitch

first made his impact on Silicon Valley covering Steve Jobs
keynotes in his teens, and later in his twenties building tech startups.
Now in his early thirties, Trent is a future-focused technologist,
journalist, hacker, and former startup founder with a successful exit.

The Hacker Noon podcast will explore new mediums for delivering the
truth about how the tech industry actually functions.

Interested sponsors and guests can reach the company at

About Hacker Noon

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contributing writers, 200,000+ daily visitors, and 8,000,000+ monthly
pageviews. Hacker Noon is how hackers start their afternoons.

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