Calling Out Hollywood’s Crypto Frontmen (with Ben McKenzie)
Teen heartthrob turned anti-crypto crusader? It may seem an unlikely path, but Ben McKenzie, the former star of "The O.C.," didn’t take the easy path to wealth promised by bitcoin that many of his peers did. Instead, he looked beyond the big paychecks and risked his career to call out the scammers and liars behind crypto investing and his contemporaries in Hollywood who took their money to help sell it. Ben tells Andy about his decision to risk everything and expose the truth behind cryptocurrencies and the people who shill them in his new book, "Easy Money".
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