Crypto is about much more than a former golden boy turned villain

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This week, we’ll dive into the outcomes of a survey I performed on the way forward for AI and what lies past the ChatGPT hype. And since you’ll be able to’t all the time escape the hype, I additionally learn a guide about SBF — however not the one by Michael Lewis. As an alternative, I picked “Quantity Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall” by investigative reporter Zeke Fake, and I’m glad I did. — Anna

Ponzi all over the place

Though I simply did, it’s not completely truthful to name Fake’s guide “Quantity Go Up” an “SBF guide.” Positive, it has a number of chapters on FTX’s founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, and the epilogue is usually about his destiny, which has been unfolding in court docket this week. But it surely’s additionally about crypto extra broadly, and that’s a very good factor.

It’s not that I don’t care about getting a greater understanding of SBF’s character. I listened to a complete podcast sequence about him, and my colleague Jacquelyn Melinek can be getting back from court docket every day with fascinating tidbits on his conduct. However similar to the trial’s first witness was an alleged sufferer of FTX, I additionally need to hear from individuals whose lives have been affected by the rise and fall of crypto.

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