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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Jul 2, 2021

Crypto is always in the headlines, with a growing number of people speculating on Bitcoin, Ethereum and other tokens.

But, along with the rest of the financial industry, scams are rife.

Thousands of people lost billions of dollars in the OneCoin scam, masterminded by the now infamous Missing Cryptoqueen, called 'one of the biggest scams in history'.

How can you protect yourself from losing out?

My guest on the podcast today is Erica Stanford, a crypto expert and educator.

Erica is author of Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions & Industry Disruption, highlighting the real stories behind some of the biggest crypto scams in the world.

She's founder of crypto networking and events organisation the Crypto Curry Club, and a lecturer at Warwick Business School.

In this conversation, I chat with Erica about distinguishing between the use case for crypto and the scam element of the industry, what some of the crypto scams look like, and the things you need to watch out for to avoid being scammed.

Here's my conversation with Erica Stanford, author of Crypto Wars, in episode 556 of Informed Choice Radio.