Ep 60 – Cryptocurrency 101: The Dollars & (Non)Sense of it All…

In this episode, Amber and Erika are joined by a Broke-ish All-Star, Dr. Jared Ball, to discuss the ins and outs of cryptocurrency. Dr. Ball combines his expertise in media literacy with his personal interest in cryptocurrency to show us how savvy messaging creates the illusion of a crypto market that’s inoculated from the racism and inequality that plagues traditional financial markets. But a little deep diving reveals the inescapable reality that racism, sexism, scheming, and wealth disparities exist everywhere – even in the crypto universe. Tune in to get the scoop on whether cryptocurrency is a source of wealth and financial freedom for Black people, or simply another money scheme that over promises and under delivers.


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Why Black Investors Seemingly Prefer Cryptocurrencies Over Traditional Stocks
Author: Kori Hale
Date: Aug 10, 2021

Inside the World of Black Bitcoin, Where Crypto Is About Making More Than Just Money
Author: Janell Ross
Date: Oct 15, 2021

Black Americans Are Embracing Stocks and Bitcoin to Make Up for Stolen Time
Author: Akayla Gardner
Date: Apr 13, 2021

New York City’s next mayor says crypto should be taught in schools
Author: Yueqi Yang and Bloomberg
Date: Nov 8, 2021

Line Goes Up – The Problem With NFTs
YouTube – Folding Ideas Channel

Author: Scott Galloway@profgalloway
Date: Jan 14, 2022

Wealth Inequality Drives the Appeal of Crypto
Author: Tressie McMillan Cottom
Date: Jan 31, 2022

The pandemic’s isolation and financial difficulties have created ‘fertile ground’ for scammers — especially ones hawking crypto investments
Author: Andrew Keshner
Date: Feb 1, 2022

TurboTax teams with Coinbase to give you your 2022 tax refund in crypto
Author: Clint Rainey
Date: Feb 3, 2022

**Dr. Jared Ball**
Jared A. Ball is a father and husband. After that, he is a Professor of Communication and Africana Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. and is founder/curator of imixwhatilike.org a multimedia hub of emancipatory journalism and revolutionary beat reporting. Ball is also author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power (Palgrave, 2020). Download the book from for free here


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