You can’t help but listen to a good conspiracy theory and crypto conspiracy theories are abundant. What’s more, they range from eerily plausible through to scribblings on an asylum wall. Let’s take a look!
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In last week’s episode, we discussed why web3 culture might be dying and why it’s not for the reason you think. This week, we get all conspiratorial!
Mint One Podcast, Episode 83: Crypto Conspiracy Theories
Crypto started its life in a way that sent up the bat signal for conspiracy theorists. Firstly, in one of the greatest mysteries of modern life, the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, is still an unknown entity and that name is presumably a pseudonym. Then, some of the earliest use cases for crypto were on the Silk Road, a notorious darknet marketplace over a decade ago, which used Bitcoin as payment.
Since then, we have seen a number of high-profile scams, collapses, and government interventions that have given rise to a litany of crypto conspiracy theories. In this episode, we discuss everything from wash trading and NFT market manipulation (which is scarcely a conspiracy!), to cryptocurrencies being created by powerful, unknown entities to control the world’s population.
If you think we missed any interesting conspiracy theories, make sure to Tweet us or comment on the video!
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