Stephen Diehl: Crypto is the 'commoditisation of populist anger, gambling and crime'

"Cryptocurrency is a giant scam, although a complicated scam . . . " So begins Stephen Diehl's diatribe against the crypto industry. When he published it in June, Bitcoin and other crypto assets were trembling. Since then, the collapse of FTX, the second-largest crypto exchange, has created a potentially existential crisis.