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Nov. 16, 2023

E1: Psychoanalyzing SBF, Crypto Markets, and Byrne's Biggest Influences

E1: Psychoanalyzing SBF, Crypto Markets, and Byrne's Biggest Influences

In our first episode of The Riff, Byrne Hobart and Erik Torenberg discuss Byrne's writing for his newsletter The DIff, his biggest influences, and the fall of Sam Bankman-Fried.

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In our first episode of The Riff, Byrne Hobart and Erik Torenberg discuss Byrne's writing for his newsletter The DIff, his biggest influences, and the fall of Sam Bankman-Fried.

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LINKS:

Byrne's writing: https://thediff.co

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X / TWITTER:

@eriktorenberg

@byrnehobart

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TIMESTAMPS:

(00:00) Intro

(00:05) Byrne's moonshot and the intersection of finance and technology

(04:28) What Bryne thinks is his best piece ever written in 2020 and before

(11:29) Byrne's take on fake jobs in the economy

(15:44) Which historical figure is Byrne seeking to play as?

(20:41) Does Byrne have this big idea he keeps coming back to?

(27:37) Byrne's analysis on Michael Lewis

(30:12) On Michael Lewis' book "Going Infinite" and the fall of FTX

(45:27) Blogging and the innermost thoughts of prominent people

(47:39) Byrne's analysis on crypto