Taylor Monahan on Crypto’s Divergent Possibilities in 2020

Why 2020 represents a fundamental dividing line between cypherpunk crypto and government & corporate co-opted crypto.

Jan 1, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 11:53 a.m. UTC

Taylor Monahan is the founder and CEO of MyCrypto. In this interview as part of The Breakdown’s end of year coverage, she argues that the level of discourse in crypto matured in 2019, with more focus on things that actually matter.

That’s important, because in 2020, she predicts a major fork-in-the-road moment, where the industry as a whole could either stay on the path set out in its cypherpunk roots, or be significantly co-opted and corrupted by the entrance of corporate and government actors into the space.

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