Zeke Faux, author of 'Number Go Up,' shares his findings after making a deep dive into the world of crypto. From skepticism to a full-blown investigation, Faux recounts his journey that led him to the heart of crypto, meeting some of the most eccentric characters in the industry. As a Bloomberg investigative reporter, Faux brings a critical eye to the crypto sphere, unearthing the bizarre, the risky, and the downright astonishing facets of what the crypto community calls a financial revolution.
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what the book 'Number Go Up' is about
Zeke's background as an investigative reporter for Bloomberg
whether Zeke is skeptical about crypto
why Zeke thought it was a big deal to investigate Tether, the issuer of USDT
whether he had a conclusion on the fact that he couldn't find anything big about Tether
why Zeke says that Sam Bankman-Fried had a sloppy approach to risk management
why Zeke believes that SBF did not give so much money to charity even though he's an effective altruist
how projects like STEPN and Axie Infinity are 'clearly not the future of finance,' according to Zeke
how SBF had such an open relationship with the media that helped him when the FTX collapse happened
what Zeke found out investigating pig butchering scams in Cambodia
how Zeke’s attempt to buy a Mutant Ape to get into an Ape Fest in New York City taught him about crypto’s bad user experience
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Zeke Faux, author of ‘Number Go Up’
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