Death of a Crypto Company
Born in response to the 2008 financial crisis, cryptocurrency was supposed be a form of money that eliminated the traditional gatekeepers who had overseen the tanking of the economy.
But a crash in value recently has raised questions about cryptocurrency’s central promise.
Guest: David Yaffe-Bellany, a reporter covering cryptocurrencies and fintech for The New York Times.
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- No one wanted to miss out on the cryptocurrency mania. A global industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars rose up practically overnight. Now it is crashing down.
- Celsius Network was managing more than $20 billion in assets. Last month, it became the latest crypto venture to spiral into a crisis.
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