Curious Worldview Podcast

155: Zeke Faux | Into To The Belly Of Crypto Mania.. Number Go Up?

November 07, 2023 Zeke Faux Episode 155
Curious Worldview Podcast
155: Zeke Faux | Into To The Belly Of Crypto Mania.. Number Go Up?
Show Notes

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Number Go Up - Zeke Faux

The general consensus for Zeke’s book is that is that it’s the better half of Michael Lewis’s ‘Going Infinite’. 

‘Number Go Up’ documents, first hand, from the Bahamas to Cambodia to El Salvador to the halls of power of US, the wild mania of crypto and the insanely eclectic, deranged and interesting characters that colour in those lines. 

Zeke opens up unlike he has for a podcast before. 

His answer to the role of serendipity in his life at the end is beautiful, his reflections of what is required for good journalism is amazing, and his documentation of crypto’s wild ride and its consequences is perfect.

There is plenty for everyone is this.

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 01:47 – Has ‘Number Go Up’ Been Overshadowed? & Why Zeke Always Dreamed Of Doing An Adventurous Non-Fiction Book
  • 09:17 – Why Crypto Is A Goldmine Of Content
  • 23:28 – Tether
  • 31:12 – Listing Crypto’s Damages
  • 41:48 – Pig Butchering (Horrible Stuff Also Mentioned In Matthew Freidman Episiode)
  • 53:37 – SBF Exclusive + How Crypto Enables The Scale Of These Scams
  • 1:02:55 – Offshore Finance & Crypto
  • 1:14:33 – How Collapsed Is Crypto?
  • 1:19:47 – a16z Rug Pulling Everyone?
  • 1:27:47 – Zeke’s Relationship With Michael Lewis
  • 1:35:10 – Comparing Bubble Mania’s Over History
  • 1:37:17 – Trying To Extract Every Possible Thing From The Interview With SBF
  • 1:47:59 – How Journalists Get The Best Stories + How The Book Has Changed Zeke’s Career
  • 1:53:41 – Hindenburg Research
  • 1:57:57 – Serendipity In Zeke’s Life & Discussing David Grann
  • 2:11:57 – County Zeke Is Bullish On & Conversation Between Any Two People Of History

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