Why Crypto Will Crash Hard And Come Back Long

Geologically speaking

5 min readMay 13, 2022
“The woeful Cause yt in these Times, (E) Honor, & (D) honesty, are Crimes, That publickly are punish’d by (G) Self Interest, and (F) Vilany; So much for Monys magick power, Guess at the rest you find out more.” — William Hogarth, 1721.

Ten days ago, the founder of $LUNA laughed and said “95% [of coins] are going to die. There’s also entertainment in watching companies die too.” Well, his coin cratered. YouTuber ksi said “my 3 million dollars worth of Luna is now worth a few $100.” Which is, like, boo-hoo millionaire, but many people are downright suicidal and that’s awful.

It’s easy to dunk on crypto as a dumb cult, but every religion is just an old cult. Crypto and NFTs are surely stupid and evil, but stock markets and art hoarding are stupid and evil too. They’re just so established that they look like religion, and we don’t question them.

In truth, the difference is not good vs. bad. It’s old vs. new. While crypto markets itself as revolutionary, it’s fundamentally competition for elite status. A different hierarchy, not its overthrow. First merchants displaced nobility, now geeks are taking their shot at the throne.

Hence you get massive concentrations of crypto holdings by a few people, and institutional investors and banks getting into it too. It’s like the Romans with the Christians. They condemned it as a cult, until they figured out ‘hey, put some bling on this thing and we can use it to rule.’

The Cult Of The Corporation




Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at www.indi.ca, or just email me at indi@indi.ca.