The world’s first livestreaming platform dedicated to cryptocurrency is going live just in time for the 2021 bull market. 

Ran Neuner, host of CNBC’s Crypto Trader show, has launched the first call-in media channel devoted exclusively to cryptocurrency. Dubbed Crypto Banter, the station features a blend of news, opinions, interviews and live discussions with industry leaders.

Crypto Banter aims to be the world’s first crypto-based streaming platform available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

The new service is designed to provide viewers with an alternative source of “credible, live information” that can be accessed any time without having to go down the Crypto Twitter rabbit hole.

In an exclusive press release made available to Cointelegraph, Neunuer says:

“Banter is designed to bring the banter from Crypto Twitter and Telegram to a credible, moderated AV medium. It is designed to filter out the noise and bring information that people can trade on to a live streaming medium.”

Crypto Banter, which is available on YouTube, is described as a mix between CNBC, the Joe Rogan Experience and talk radio. Interestingly, Neuner’s first Crypto Banter guest was Cointelegraph weekend editor Andrew Thurman.

Neuner has been educating the public about cryptocurrency and blockchain since 2017 when he first launched Crypto Trader on CNBC. 

He moderated the 2019 debate between Bitcoin (BTC) naysayer Peter Schiff and Anthony Pompliano. At the time, Bitcoin was trading below $10,000. The flagship cryptocurrency clocked in at over $18,800 last week, having gained 420% since Schiff accidentally called the bottom back in March.

Although the pendulum for cryptocurrency adoption has seemingly swung from retail to institutional investors, a platform like CryptoBanter is banking on growing consumer interest in digital assets. Cointelegraph asked Neuner about his thoughts on cryptocurrency adoption over the next few years. His response was:

"While we are seeing great adoption Bitcoin as a store of value and a hedge against USD printing, the real adoption of Blockchain hasn’t yet begun and will take several years."

He added:

"For now there will be a ton of speculation on investments in this space. Money will be made and lost in minutes and up-to-the-minute info is key. Today there is no live streaming. [...] CryptoBanter looks to fill this gap!"