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Bitcoin’s bear market is bleeding into crypto journalism

Courtesy Ben Schiller
Members of the BreakerMag team, including Juliet, the BreakerMag dog.
  • Matthew De Silva
By Matthew De Silva

Tech reporter

BreakerMag, an online publication celebrated for its long-form articles about blockchain and cryptocurrency, announced Tuesday that it is shutting down. The publication was around for about a year, but quickly carved out a name for itself as a contrarian voice in crypto media.

In its short life—and with a small staff—BreakerMag produced a surprisingly large quantity of work and its writers, who proudly didn’t own much crypto themselves, helped explain the complex controversies common to the industry. From covering boozy blockchain cruises to exposing pay-to-play “news” outlets, BreakerMag learned to speak the industry’s language but remained sufficiently skeptical to provide a rare service to crypto investors: honesty.

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