Okay, hey, how's it going? My name is Brady Dale, and I am here with light bulb talks the podcast that I do every Tuesday and thursday night here on twitter spaces and then later shows up on the Space Cast network. We're here tonight to talk about scams—and scams and crypto.
Scams is one of those words that gets thrown around in crypto so much that it sort of stopped having any kind of real meaning, because it's—folks just say it when there's a project, they don't like, they call it a scam. And I think what they mean is "I don't think this thing is gonna work out" and that's fine, maybe it won't. But it doesn't mean it's a scam, it doesn't mean that it was done in bad faith, but as one of our guests tonight, Lana Swartz, a professor in Virginia and who studies communications and and who has studied crypto in particular and money more broadly, and how money is kind of a social network, wrote a book about it that I that I wrote about last year called "New Money: How many became Social". She does a good job of