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Cryptocurrency's Push Into The Mainstream

A sign at a store in El Zonte, El Salvador, advertises that it accepts bitcoins for payment.
Stanley Estrada
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A sign at a store in El Zonte, El Salvador, advertises that it accepts bitcoins for payment.

Once seen as a niche technology, the cryptocurrency market is now valued at over 2 trillion dollars. And that growth is attracting more scrutiny around the globe. This week on Disrupted, how crypto’s going mainstream. We’ll hear how policymakers are pushing cryptocurrency to be more equitable. And a look at El Salvador’s rocky adoption of Bitcoin.


This month marks one year since we launched this show.  The last year and a half have been disruptive in so many ways for all of us. We want to hear from you: what’s a disruption impacting your life that you are most worried about -- and a disruption that’s giving you hope? Send a voice memo to Disrupted@ctpublic.org. We’ll feature some of our favorites on an upcoming show.  

Disrupted is produced by James Szkobel-Wolff, Zshekinah Collier, and Catie Talarski.

Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is an award-winning scholar at Quinnipiac University, author, and host of 'Disrupted' on Connecticut Public.
James Szkobel-Wolff is a producer for the Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show 'Disrupted,' hosted by Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean.
Zshekinah Collier is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show 'Disrupted.' Previously she was a Radio Production & Storytelling Intern and contributed to 'Audacious,' 'The Colin McEnroe Show,' 'Seasoned,' and 'Where We Live.'
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.
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