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Has crypto finally had its day?

It was a born of a specific macroclimate of low interest rates following the global financial crisis – but all that is melting away and, in the case of crypto, not before time

14 October 2023

9:00 AM

14 October 2023

9:00 AM

Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon Michael Lewis

Allen Lane, pp.272, 25

Number Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall Zeke Faux

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, pp.304, 25

If you run an organisation, there are some reporters you definitely don’t want around: Ronan Farrow asking for comment; Madison Marriage or Dan McCrum with a couple of questions; Michael Wolff hanging out on a sofa taking notes. Michael Lewis is not one of those reporters. If he wants to spend time with you, you are about to be lionised as a decent person who sees just a bit more clearly than the fools who run the system of which you are a part, which will make you wildly rich (unless you’re an academic or a public servant) and famous....

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