Episode 51 – Celebrities Love Cryptocurrencies – and it’s lame (feat. Ben McKenzie and Jacob Silverman)

Celebrities Love Cryptocurrencies – and it's lame (Feat. Ben McKenzie and Jacob Silverman) Crypto Critics' Corner

Today Bennett Tomlin and Cas Piancey are joined by Ben McKenzie (star of Gotham, Southland, and The O.C.) and Jacob Silverman (author of Terms of Service and writer for The New Republic and Slate) who discuss the ideas behind their upcoming book about cryptocurrency, their issues with celebrity shilling of speculative assets, and how it really feels like corporate greed is eating our democracy. Here are some of the books and movies mentioned during the interview: Lying for Money by Dan Davies – https://www.amazon.com/Lying-Money-Legendary-Frauds-Workings-ebook/dp/B078WFT5JV The Future of Money by Eswar Prasad – https://www.amazon.com/Future-Money-Revolution-Transforming-Currencies/dp/0674258444 The China Hustle – https://www.amazon.com/China-Hustle-Dan-David/dp/B07BQH2LQG This episode was recorded on Monday, February 14th, 2022

Cas Piancey and Bennett Tomlin are joined by TV Star and writer Ben McKenzie (of The OC, Gotham, and Southland fame) and journalism Jacob Silverman to discuss the recent infatuation that celebrities have had with cryptocurrencies, and what it means for our ‘casino capitalism’ world.

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