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Events in crypto take place at warp speed. This weekly crypto podcast reveals how the marquee names in crypto are reacting to the week’s top headlines. With host Laura Shin, the guests also discuss what they’re thinking about these days and reveal what they believe is on the horizon in crypto. Discl… read more


Abuse and Ethical Lapses: What Happened When Justin Sun Acquired BitTorrent - Ep.146

Freelance reporter and audio producer Chris Harland-Dunaway speaks about his long investigative story on Tron founder Justin Sun after his acquisition of BitTorrent. In this episode, Harland-Dunaway describes:

  • how after his acquisition of peer-to-peer file sharing protocol BitTorrent Justin Sun straddled the China-West divide 
  • Sun's background, his early success and how he got into cryptocurrency
  • how he treated the US-based employees differently from those based in China
  • how Sun made a threat to kill an employee's family over an anonymous employee question about what would happen is TRX went to $0
  • an incident in which Sun hit an employee
  • how Sun handled ethical issues that cropped up around scammers on the app store on Tron, with piracy on BitTorrent product BT Movie and with dark web-style content on BT Live
  • why he believes Sun's biggest liability is his lack of empathy as both a manager and entrepreneur


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