Hacker Noon, the independent tech media site, has acquired Crypto Disrupted, the blockchain and cryptocurrency podcast by Trent Lapinski.
Trent Lapinski will take over as the host for the upcoming weekly Hacker Noon Podcast. The first episodes will be released in late September.
“Crypto Disrupted has built a high-quality community and Trent conducts substantive interviews,” said Hacker Noon Founder & CEO David Smooke. “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 entrepreneurship.”
Crypto Disrupted will still be releasing already recorded episodes, then will remain on YouTube and CryptoDisrupted.com 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 IwriteICOWhitePapers.com
- Hiten Shah, Investor & Entrepreneur
- Garry Tan, Initialized Capital Partner
- Erik Vermeulen, Professor of Business and Financial Lat at Tilburg University
- 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
Trent Lapinski 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.
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