Nueva Germania and Other Failed Utopias feat Karl Mamer

Episode 47: Christo-currency

Christ’s cryptocurrency is on trial in Colorado. Eli and Kaitlyn Regalado have been accused of creating a worthless crypto coin and exchange, with Jesus-themed branding, that took about 3.4 million dollars from “investors” and left them holding the bag.

With a hearing scheduled in Colorado for Feb 5, instead of showing up, Regalado decided to hit the Christian revival circuit in Zambia.

Oh, yeah. And the laser-eyed crypto-maximalist president of El Salvador, Bukele, just won re-election.

Extra reading:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/jan/23/us-pastor-1m-cryptocurrency-scheme-christians-denver
https://securities.colorado.gov/press-release/press-release-colorado-securities-commissioner-files-complaint-against-alleged
https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/el-salvador-politics-media/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegasus_(spyware)

Music:
Schemawound – Self-Surgery Manual (CC-BY 4.0)
Airglow – Spliff and Wesson (CC-BY 4.0)
Timecrawler 82 – Infinity (CC-BY 4.0)
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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