If you've ever found yourself on Crypto Twitter, you'll be familiar with the hype machine that keeps the industry's thousands of projects going. With rallying cries of "WAGMI" (We're All Going To Make It) and "To the Moon!" Crypto Twitter is full of accounts with colorful, graphic profile pictures and usually a hashtag or two.
There are two sides to every story, and if you come across a Twitter display name featuring the Tulip emoji, you might find a crypto skeptic instead. A reference to the Dutch tulip mania of the 1600s, these figures are technologists, academics, and writers among them who are working to counteract crypto enthusiasts' bullish zeal with a dose of reality.
Stephen Diehl is a software engineer and co-founder of the Center for Emerging Technology Policy. He joins this episode to examine crypto's promises of a brighter tomorrow, and uncover the parts that might actually be closer to myth.
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