CryptoGat (Ivan S.) on Crypto Clothesline Podcast – PART 1 of 2
Welcome to Part 1 of 2, 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 free insights and information from…
Being part of literally hundreds of online forums and groups, some that 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.
This week’s podcast was a gala of experts in trading, cryptocurrency market manipulations, and cybersecurity.
To hear the full episodes of our interviews with all our extra guests please use the links below:
- Martin McGinty of BlockBoxx speaking about market manipulation with the big fellas: banks!
- Kim Gibson-Newton of CryptoEcology speaking about cryptocurrency market and pump-and-dumps.
- Thomas Jreige of Focus Cyber Security speaking about how easy it is to get attacked (and ransom-hacked) online through your social media contacts.