The great cryptocurrency heist: ethereum and trust

Cryptocurrencies have trust issues of their own — can they rise above them?

The digital currency Ethereum, was meant to eliminate the need for trust once and for all, but a hack led to $50 million being siphoned off. E.J. Spode, writing in Aeon Magazine, investigates what went wrong.

Founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin during TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 — John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch

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