It’s wonderful to have the option to commend a culture week in crypto. As they have a propensity for throwing themselves off a bluff to check whether they get by, Bitcoin and Ethereum and blockchain overall have commonly seemed as though they wouldn’t get back up. For half a month later I got it to write my book in mid 2019, I persuaded myself it would be Ethereum’s obituary. Matt Leising is co-founder of DeCential Media, which is committed to telling stories of the founders, developers and visionaries of the new decentralized world. This post is essential for Culture Week, which explores how crypto is changing media and entertainment.
Crypto – I’ll refer to it broadly here as such, though I know many people loathe the term – is a particularly challenging and interesting and frustrating topic to cover. At this early stage in any industry or endeavor, stories are fantastically important. Think of how settling the western United States has been basically invented for our consumption and how, for the most part, we love it.
It’s interesting that the same can be said of the traditional financial world so much of this industry wants to replace; it just won’t die. Money has always been needed and always will, whether in shell form or packed into a 60-kilobyte block. What’s also always been needed are stories about money and power and all the fun stuff that comes along with it.
I came to write about crypto starting in 2015 after reading an explainer on the…