Hacker Noon acquires blockchain and cryptocurrency podcast website Crypto Disrupted
Hacker Noon, the independent tech media site, has acquired Crypto Disrupted, the blockchain and cryptocurrency podcast website founded by Trent Lapinski. As part of the acquisition, Trent Lapinski will be joining Hacker Noon and his podcast will now be part of Hacker Noon Podcast, Hacker Noon CEO David Smooke said in a statement.
Crypto Distrupted is a cryptocurrency and blockchain YouTube Channel and Podcast founded by Trent Lapinski. Trent Lapinski will take over as the host for the upcoming weekly Hacker Noon Podcast, Hacker Noon CEO said in a statement. The first episodes will be released in late September. The Hacker Noon podcast will also explore new mediums for delivering the truth about how the tech industry actually functions.
Trent Lapinski first made his impact on Silicon Valley covering Steve Jobs keynotes in his teens, and later in his twenties building tech startups. Now in his early thirties, Trent is a future-focused technologist, journalist, hacker, and former startup founder with a successful exit. Trent is an experienced technology executive, former CEO startup founder, and tech journalist with experience in product development, marketing, growth hacking, venture capital, and corporate development. He is currently host of the Hacker Noon Podcast, an executive for a cloud computing automation platform, and partner at an investor relations consulting firm.
HackerNoon is another creation of his AMi Publications (AMI), a network of remarkable blogs and medium.com publications created by David Smooke and ArtMap Inc. AMI describes Hacker Noon as: “how hackers start their afternoons.” Hacker Noon currently boasts of having 7,000+ contributing writers, 200,000+ daily visitors, and 8,000,000+ monthly pageviews.
“Crypto Disrupted has built a high-quality community and Trent conducts substantive interviews,” said Hacker Noon Founder & CEO David Smooke. “We’re very excited to put more production resources and distribution efforts into a podcast together.” Over the last calendar year (Aug 17 – Aug 18), Hacker Noon stories have generated 95,000,000+ pageviews. To date, this has been text stories, but in a recent Hacker Noon survey, 71% of readers said they would like to listen to a Hacker Noon podcast.
“I am honored to be the host of the Hacker Noon podcast,” said startup founder and tech journalist Trent Lapinski. “We’re still going to be covering blockchain, just now we will be able to cover it with a larger audience, as well as other emerging technologies, hacking, and entrepreneurship.”
Crypto Disrupted will still be releasing already recorded episodes, then will remain on YouTube and CryptoDisrupted.com as an archive. You can subscribe to Crypto Disrupted podcast by visiting https://Podcast.HackerNoon.com.
Below is a video of the announcement.