A Chat With Robin Schmidt

The Coin Bureau Podcast: Crypto Without the Hype

Nov 12 2022 • 1 hr 15 mins

There’s turmoil in the crypto market at the moment and we’ll tackle what’s been going on with FTX next week when the picture will - we hope - be a bit clearer. But for this week’s episode, we have something a bit different to take everyone’s mind off all the bad news and instead focus on the future.

Robin Schmidt is one of the most insanely creative minds in the crypto space. Following a successful career in film and TV production, he began pushing the boundaries of content creation as host of The Defiant - one of the best crypto channels out there.

In two short years, Robin and his team produced some of the most extraordinary videos on DeFi and crypto that you could hope to see. Opinionated, funny, impeccably produced and - crucially - full of vital information, they are a must-watch on so many levels.

But there’s a lot more to Robin than awesome film-making. His ideas and opinions on DeFi and web3 more broadly are some of the clearest and most insightful in the industry. While many both inside and outside of crypto remain cynical about the likes of the metaverse and NFTs, Robin is refreshingly optimistic about their potential.

We were saddened to hear a few weeks ago that Robin was leaving The Defiant for pastures new. After becoming hooked on his content, the thought of him not gracing our screens anymore was hard to bear. Fortunately, he’s got some exciting stuff up his sleeve and, even more fortunately, he was able to find some time to come on the podcast and talk to Guy about it.

So, in this episode, Robin and Guy discuss how Robin got into crypto and where he’s heading next, as well as talking about the weirdness of being crypto YouTubers, the highs and lows of content creation, how the metaverse is set to change the world in ways we can’t yet imagine and much more besides.

Robin on Twitter: @IamSuperMassive

Robin’s new project: @we_are_basedaf / www.based-af.com

The Defiant (still awesome, even without Robin): https://www.youtube.com/thedefiant

If you want some of Robin’s finest work to get you started, then some of his Defiant videos on NFTs have to be seen to be believed:




And the Ethereum merge video Robin discusses in the episode can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn1WlunVFts (warning, contains tomatoes)

We hope you enjoy the show.

Executive Producer for iHeartMedia: Noel Brown

Editor: Sam Moult

Theme music composed by: Noel Brown

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