Episode 180 - Johnathan Chester - Bitwage

Jan. 4, 2022

Started in Crypto in 2013 while working at Oracle. While listening to a TedTalk, he had an epiphany. He and his partner saw that there needed to be a payroll processor that provided Bitcoin payroll services. Quit his job in …

Episode 179 - Dr. Jack Kruse

Dec. 11, 2021

Had a great discussion with Jack Kruse. This episode was sponsored by Cigar Recon Cigars. You can use crypto to buy your cigars today at www.cigarrecon.com

Episode 178 - Nadav Zeimer

Nov. 21, 2021

Also known as "Principle Z", Nadav was formally a Software engineer. Introduced Podcasting to his school as a way to engage student learners. The blockchain advocate moved from SW engineering because he wanted to really ma…

Episode 177 - Damion Lupo

Oct. 8, 2021

Damion Lupo Serial Entrepreneur First business at 11 selling Nintendo games Started 50 companies The importance of having purpose How he lost 25 million dollar loss and made it all back Self-awareness and taking ownership of…

Episode 176 - Ray Prodanoff

Oct. 6, 2021

I had an excellent discussion with this brother of the leaf. Ray is truly an interesting and humble dude. I really think you'll enjoy this episode. We discussed how he got into cigar smoking, why he can't say he has a fav…

Episode 175 - Luke Powell of the Decred Project

Sept. 24, 2021

Had a great discussion with Luke about how he got into crypto, what drew him to Decred, and how it's different from Bitcoin. Find and follow him on Twitter at

Episode 174 - Gia of @charmcitycigars

Sept. 8, 2021

Cigar smoker for 8 years | 2018 - Founded Charm City Cigars | Her belief that cigar smokers need products that are built just for us. She knew there had to be a way to take better care of our skin and get rid of the smokey c…

Episode 172 - NotAWiz4rd of the @noircoin Team

Sept. 2, 2021

My monthly discussion with the NoirCoin team --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cigarsandcrypto/support

Episode 173 - Hannah Rosenberg

Sept. 1, 2021

I had an amazing lesson and discussion Hannah Rosenberg of Velis Commerce on the Lightning Network. In this episode we discussed: Studied Econ at UIC Chicago - Monetary Theory | 2011 got into the space after listening to a …

Episode 171 - NotAWiz4rd of the Noircoin team

Aug. 12, 2021

In Episode 171 we discussed: Upgrading the privacy protocol - Will they implement ZKSnarks or Lalantis security protocol. The importance of privacy in the crypto space. They are now preparing for the swap - but are consideri…

Episode 170 - Link Green the Khemist

July 29, 2021

Fintech expert 2014 Owner - Planet Krypton Educator Wanted to fill a gap for those who need an intro to crypto Pre-recorded courses 1 on 1 coaching www.planetkrypton.io @linkgreen_thekhemist --- Support this podcast: https…

Episode 169 - Meka Couch of @dapp_ar

July 14, 2021

Worked in infrastructure; unified communications. Decided to start a business and the pandemic hit. So she and her team decided it was time to start investing and trading in crypto. They are working to solve the problem of d…

Episode 168 - Flo, lead developer for the Noir Coin team

July 1, 2021

This was my monthly chat with the members of the Noir Coin team. This month I had an opportunity to speak with Flo, the lead dev. We discussed their progress on the chain swap and future development that the team has in st…

Episode 167 - Jon Huber of Crowned Heads Cigars

June 25, 2021

Crowned Heads Started late 2010 with the hopes of not being a regular cigar company. They chose to be an aspirational brand. Headley Grange Black Lab - Riff off of Headly Grange. 2nd release in 2012. Wanted the cigar to tast…

Episode 166 - Matt Booth of Room 101 Brand Cigars

June 18, 2021

This by far was one of my favorite discussions. In Episode 166 we discussed: His inspiration for creating Room 101 Brand | How Room 101 started as a Bespoke jewelry brand | How Room 101 is a collection of all things importa…

Episode 165 - @IAmCigarAnarchy

June 9, 2021

I had an excellent discussion with Anarchy in this episode. We discussed: Got into Cigars at a company retreat and have been in love with cigars ever since. | Her time in Washington, DC | What it is about cigar smoking that…

Episode 164 - NotAWiz4rd of the @noircoin team

June 2, 2021

This is the second part of the 2 part series of NoirCoin's chain swap. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cigarsandcrypto/support

Episode 163 - NoirCoin Team

May 29, 2021

This was another amazing discussion with my friend, NotAWiz4rd of the Noir Coin team. We discussed the status of the chain swap. This is part one of a two part series. The next one will drop tomorrow, 5/30/2021 --- Supp…

Episode 162 - Deshawn Miller, CEO @commcrypto

May 28, 2021

I always enjoy talking to my brother of the coin and my brother of the leaf, Deshawn. This was our usual monthly get together to discuss everything crypto and even cigars. I recorded this episode at the end of April but th…

Episode 161 - Lamar Wilson aka @bigmarh

May 26, 2021

I had a fantastic discussion with a brilliant brother. In Episode 161 of Cigars and Crypto we learned about Lamar and his time in the Cryptocurrency space. We discussed: How used started out in this space as a developer an…

Episode 160 - Cleve Mesidor

May 19, 2021

I had an awesome discussion with Cleve. In this episode, we discussed: Her presidential appointment to the Obama administration in 2013 Leadership of the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain Her work with…

Episode 159 - Richard Carthon, Host of @_cryptocurrent_

May 14, 2021

I had an amazing discuss with this brother. In addition to being a content creator, he has an amazing backstory. In this episode, we discussed: His work at an AI company How he fell down the Bitcoin and Ethereum rabbit hol…

Episode 158 - KryptoApproved from Twitter

May 3, 2021

I had an awesome discussion with the brother, Shawn aka KryptoApproved from Twitter. In this podcast, we discussed: His entrance into Crypto. Him being a certified Risk and Portfolio Manager. Cool cars he posts on IG and hi…

Episode 157 - JHill @JohnnyCrypto3

April 24, 2021

I had an amazing discussion with the brother, JHill. Stuntman, Martial Artist, Trader, and traveler. You'll enjoy episode 157!!! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cigarsandcrypto/support