We may never get to play a $45 million AI-powered NFT mecha-cockfighting game. Thanks a lot, Gary Gensler.
For anyone having trouble finding Molly's interview with Michael White outside her link, it looks like his "On Background" mini-series is a part of a larger podcast project, so if you're in a podcast app search for "Against the Rules with Michael Lewis" and look under "Season 3."
This is so good! The first thing I thought I would comment on is that I wonder where Eun Young Choi (NCET) may have observed the increased crypto crime, I know of a website that sums it up pretty good... The second thing is thank you for introducing Michael Lewis (nice interview you did with him!) and his upcoming book on SBF that I think is going to be a blast.
Really appreciate your work. To mis-quote Voltaire, "if Molly White didn't exist, we would have to create her." Wondering if you'd give a 30,000 ft view on what a "good" cryptocurrency or other blockchain-related project would look like, or if it's even hypothetically feasible. Are things like sound money, safe and accessible financial services for all, control over our on-line identities and information, etc. all just fever-dreams and/or sappy covers for fraud, crime and tax evasion? I hope for a sustainable financial system that truly works for everyone, but I wonder if the human condition just makes this impractical. You are amazing at chronicling the daily shenanigans of the crypto world. I would absolutely love to hear what the big-picture is from where you sit.
Another knockout post, Molly.
As promised, here is our clerihew for SBF:
Destabilcoined himself with all possible speed
Oh, woe unto he on these long crypto nights
Shackled to a blockchain of bits and bytes
Great call out to Dave Karpf. I love his takes.
“CCO” made the bingo but not “democratize”?