Company Towns, the third episode of our new podcast series, is out now.
Innovated: Blockchain City investigates the intricate tax scheme realized by Jeffrey Berns, chief exec of Blockchains LLC, in the Nevada desert.
Journalist Cas Piancey and data scientist Bennett Tomlin have been researching the startup for months. Countless phone calls and emails later, they still haven’t heard back from anyone at Blockchains LLC or the Nevada Legislature.
What started as a fun side project quickly snowballed into an untold story.
In Company Towns, Cas and Bennett revisit company towns, a grim part of America’s history that bears a striking resemblance to the Blockchain City.
Expert Dr. Ángela Vergara joins the pair to discuss why they do more harm than good.
Enjoyed Company Towns? In case you missed the preliminary episodes:
The final segments of this podcast series are available March 8 and March 16. Don’t forget to follow Innovated: Blockchain City wherever you choose to listen.
More about Company Towns
In 2018, Blockchains LLC chief exec Jeffrey Berns purchased 67,000 acres of land in the Nevada desert. Plans to create a fully autonomous Blockchain City were never realized.
After it swiftly fell out of public discourse, we began to wonder… how much of the story was never reported? Journalist Cas Piancey and data scientist Bennett Tomlin drive down to Nevada and investigate.
Company Towns is the third of five episodes in the new podcast series Innovated: Blockchain City.
If you’re looking for more like Company Towns, listen to Cas and Bennett’s other podcast, Crypto Critics’ Corner. Their recent episode also features Dr. Vergara.