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The Cryptobanker” is the tenth episode of Season 6 of The Blacklist and the hundred and twenty-first episode overall.


Press Release[]

The Task Force delves into the unregulated world of cryptocurrency in order to stop an impending attack, while Red undertakes a risky endeavor in order to secure his freedom.

Number on The Blacklist[]

  • 160

Unanswered Questions[]

  1. The Cryptobanker is mentioned in “Marko Jankowics”.
  2. Raymond Reddington
    1. What is the conspiracy that Red is obsessed with?
      1. A: A conspiracy against America is being plotted. Anna McMahon, the woman who hired Bastien Moreau, is one of the key players.
    2. Why did the witnesses during the impact statements state that executing Red would solve the problem? His syndicate would be taken over by another criminal.
      1. A: They probably didn't consider that and would think that Reddington's death would scatter the criminals in confusion.
    3. Even if Keen had not hit the alarm, Red’s escape plan relied on a razor thin margin of success for the timing.
      1. A: Red is a strategist and accounts for those margins. What he doesn't account for is wild cards like Elizabeth's arrival.
  3. Cryptobanker
    1. Why did the Cryptobanker attempt to use his gun?
    2. How many of the Cryptobanker’s clients will be arrested?
    3. Will Pierson Diagnostics avoid bankruptcy?
      1. A: Breach of contract or negligence perhaps. Since a third party was acting as the “breaking the chain” (novus actus interveniens, new act intervening), likely not. Maybe be a question of how well/badly their network was protected.
  4. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Why did Keen hit the alarm?
      1. A: The arm was male, and differently dressed.
      2. Q: She was the person who told them about the warden.
  5. Michael Sima
    1. Sima’s desperation to win indicates that he is seeking a political career.
      1. A: Unlikely. He has made no indications that his victory was for him, but only for justice. In that regard, he is more similar to Martin Wilcox in that he has a single-minded pursuit of justice. His hatred towards the task force's cooperation with Reddington during the discovery, his open distrust speaking to Cooper at his office, and his backtalk to the judge is further evidence. He even showed hesitance when asked to lie in court about his accusation.
  6. Prison
    1. Why did the phone not work at the prison?
    2. Why did the prison not insist that Dembe Zuma provide his authorization for landing? If the alarm had not sounded then Red would have escaped.
  7. How did Oleg Gromov recognize Donald Ressler and Samar Navabi so quickly?

Slanders on the FBI[]


Main star[]

Guest star[]

  • Becky Ann Baker as Judge Roberta Wilkins
  • Ken Leung as Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Sima
  • Coy Stewart as Vontae Jones
  • David Gautreaux as The Cryptobanker
  • Korey Jackson as Matt Pierson
  • Chris Petrovski as Oleg Gromov
  • Christopher Shyer as ATF DA Steve Charleston


  • Mia Mei Williamson as Jamie Pierson
  • Matthew Jaeger as Nervous Banker
  • Mike Boland as Warden Jim Macatee
  • Desi Waters as Court Clerk
  • Becca Lish as Loretta
  • Mike Keller as Officer Michael Frye
  • Kevin Sibley as Security Guard
  • Javier Molina as Vega Montero
  • Azia Celestino as Anchorwoman
  • Michael Frederic as Treasury Chief
  • Tim Ruddy as Interpol Agent
  • Thedra Porter as Jury Foreman
  • Melvin Lima as Bank Guard
  • Cory Stonebrook as Tech
  • Erin Fogel as Uniformed Cop


External Links[]

Season 6 Episodes
 · Dr. Hans Koehler  · The Corsican  · The Pharmacist  · The Pawnbrokers  · Alter Ego  · The Ethicist  · General Shiro  · Marko Jankowics  · Minister D  · The Cryptobanker  · Bastien Moreau  · Bastien Moreau: Conclusion  · Robert Vesco  · The Osterman Umbrella Company  · Olivia Olson  · Lady Luck  · The Third Estate  · The Brockton College Killer  · Rassvet  · Guillermo Rizal  · Anna McMahon  · Robert Diaz  ·