Welcome to Part 1 of our interview with CryptoGat (Ivan S.) on Crypto Clothesline. A young man with a huge social media following, who made a lot of people a lot of money, and who recently had a fall from grace after being found part of a cryptocurrency market manipulation (pump and dump) scheme.
Joining us also before and after the main interview are other experts and enthusiasts in their fields, commenting on certain key issues and questions that came up in the interview with CryptoGat (Ivan S.).
How many of you made silly decisions in your lives and had to ride through a barrage of bullsh*t until the bad-arse moments passed? I groan to think about mine.
How many of you have let people down and paid in feelings of guilt, remorse, shame, and maybe even humiliation? Public humiliation?
Chatting with CryptoGat (Ivan S.) was hugely informative. He’s a guy who got ‘into crypto’ big time in April 2017.
In a very short time, he had become a ‘public figure’, an ‘influencer’, a person to follow and glean insights and information from, for free.
Being part of literally hundreds of online forums and groups, some where he joined of his own volition, others where he was simply ‘added’, he became involved, yet not necessarily fully conscious of, a LOT of online conversations.
One of these groups was a pump-and-dump type arrangement that he concedes he chose to be part of.
Although the planned action in the group was never actually carried out, once the facts hit the airwaves that GryptoGat was part of the said conversation: he found his reputation in smithereens; attracted the passionate ire of some of his followers including public hate attacks and death threats; was majorly hacked, with his private personal information held to ransom in exchange for his personal cryptocurrency portfolio; lost a chain-reaction of work contracts and sustained grave fears for the safety of himself, his family and loved ones.
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This week's podcast was a gala of experts in trading, cryptocurrency and cybersecurity, To hear the full episodes of our interviews with all our guests please use the links below:
Martin McGinty from Blockboxx.io - https://www.buzzsprout.com/167358/732901-martin-mcginty-on-crypto-clothesline.mp3?download=true
Kim Gibson-Newton from Crypto Ecology - https://www.buzzsprout.com/167358/732898-kim-gibson-newton-on-crypto-clothesline.mp3?download=true
Thomas Dreige from Focus Cyber Security - https://www.buzzsprout.com/167358/732902-thomas-jreige-on-crypto-clothesline.mp3?download=true