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David Morris Dialogue | Munk Debates

December 21, 2022

David Morris Dialogue

Why did FTX collapse?

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David Morris

About this episode

The bankruptcy of FTX upended the entire crypto industry and cast doubts over the stability and future of digital currencies. David Z. Morris, CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist, joins us for a wide reaching conversation about Sam Bankman Fried, the venture capitalists who supported him, and why regulatory bodies were unable to protect investors and prevent this type of large scale alleged fraud from taking place.

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David Morris

“One of the reasons this was so shocking is that so few people saw this coming. There were so few warning signs.”

David Morris

“One of the reasons this was so shocking is that so few people saw this coming. There were so few warning signs.”

David Z. Morris is CoinDesk's Chief Insights Columnist. He has written about crypto since 2013 for outlets including Fortune, Slate, and Aeon. He is the author of Bitcoin is Magic, an introduction to Bitcoin's social dynamics. He is a former academic sociologist of technology with a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Iowa. He holds Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, and small amounts of other crypto assets.

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