With a rise in ransomware attacks, many are jumping to blame bitcoin and crypto. Are they right?

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

Today on the Brief:

  • China’s next digital yuan trial
  • More bitcoin ETF delays
  • Standard Chartered to open crypto prime brokerage

Our main discussion focuses on the rise of ransomware. NLW examines:

  • The real reasons ransomware is on the rise 
  • The factors beyond crypto payments that contribute to ransomware 
  • Why some are using ransomware as justification for crypto bans
  • Why crypto bans would be painfully ineffective at stopping ransomware
  • Why the Biden administration’s response to ransomware should give the crypto industry cause for optimism