#214 - The crypto crash of all crypto crashes | Curio

#214 - The crypto crash of all crypto crashes

20 mins | May 20, 2022

Today's episode from 20th May 2022. First this Friday: The rapid collapse of once-popular cryptocurrencies Terra and Luna have sent shockwaves across the industry. We ask whether this spells the slowdown of digital currencies or if it's just another cycle in the volatile virtual world. Then later, as Tinder celebrates its 10th birthday this year we stop swiping and rekindle the good old fashioned way of going on dates- by matchmaking. We'll show you the do's and don'ts of setting someone up. May's undoing of the TerraUSD algorithmic stablecoin and its sister token Luna has ramifications for all of crypto. First, there’s the immediate impact: The rapid collapse of a once-popular pair of cryptocurrencies sent a ripple effect across the industry, contributing to plummeting coin prices that wiped hundreds of billions of market value from the digital-asset market and stoked worries over the potential fragility of digital-asset ventures.Then there are the knock-on effects, as Hannah Miller explains in Bloomberg. Before the era of online dating, singles looking for love used to turn to their extended network to find a romantic connection. Now, as Tinder enters its second decade, people once again are yearning for a more personal touch to their dating lives. For The Guardian, Elle Hunt meets with self-proclaimed "successful" matchmakers, including podcast host Lakshmi Rengarajan, to see the human side behind the perfect match. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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