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Feb 19, 2021

Lea Thompson, aka Girl Gone Crypto, talks about what goes into producing her popular “The Crypto Minute” vlog, what initially got her into crypto, and her recent decision to quit her day job and go full time crypto. In this episode we discuss:

  • what “The Crypto Minute” is all about, and all the crypto video content she produces (2:37)
  • how Lea comes up with creative content such as wearing a whale costume to portray Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor (5:04)
  • how long it actually takes to create “The Crypto Minute” (6:36)
  • what goes into producing “The Crypto Minute” and which family member is behind the camera (7:05)
  • the biggest challenges Lea faces when creating her videos and how she decides which stories make the final cut (8:56)
  • Lea’s favorite bloopers including, but not limited to, rug pulls, sushi, an Amazon money printer, and a few fake $100 bills (10:28)
  • how Girl Gone Crypto fell down the crypto rabbit hole and why her ukulele skills were instrumental to her crypto journey (12:54)
  • the time when JK Rowling tweeted about Bitcoin, resulting in Lea’s viral “A Muggle’s Guide to Bitcoin” video (17:31)
  • what type of crypto content works best on different social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok  (20:00)
  • when Girl Gone Crypto stopped being a hobby and how it is going now that Lea is full-time crypto (21:46)
  • how Lea is trying to educate people about crypto in a simple and approachable way… one ninja suit at time (22:34)
  • Crypto News Recap (26:12)


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