Featured Session: Trust Me I'm Famous: Ben McKenzie Questions Crypto

Mar 13, 2022

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Ben McKenzie, star of popular TV shows like The OC, Southland, and Gotham, has become a vocal critic of the crypto economy, including the role that his fellow celebrities play in shilling for various cryptocurrencies, the largely unregulated crypto exchanges on which they trade, and of course their own ape NFTs. Joined by Motherboard's Edward Ongweso Jr., The New Republic's Jacob Silverman, and other special guests, McKenzie will diagnose the ills of the volatile crypto industry and offer listeners a dose of anti-FOMO, making them glad they've missed out on a market rife with manipulation and fraud. Come for a healthy serving of crypto skepticism or, if you're a Bitcoin maxi, to argue with Ryan from Chino.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Ben McKenzie
photo of Edward Ongweso
photo of Jacob Silverman
Jacob Silverman

The New Republic

Online Availabilty

This online event has ended

This event is currently available on demand.
Video On Demand for this event began on Tuesday, March 15th 2022 at 10:00am CT.
You must be signed in and linked to watch.

Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Interactive Badge
SXSW Online
Interpreted (ASL)
Closed Captioned