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ben mckenzie crypto sxswUnlike seemingly every other attendee at this year’s South by Southwest, I don’t care a lick about cryptocurrency. I care deeply, however, about the 2003–2007 prime-time teen drama The O.C. There was a time not long ago when those sentiments combined would have seemed like gobbledygook. But that time has passed: it’s 2022, and celebrities from A- to Z-list are flapping their gums about crypto, the blockchain, tokens fungible and non, and a host of other fintech jargon that I’m actively trying not to understand. Most of the celebrities who’ve spoken out support digital currencies, flaunting their investments in things like Bitcoin and NFTs. There is, however, one skeptic among the throngs of the suntanned Hollywood elite: Austin’s own Benjamin McKenzie, a.k.a. Ryan (from Chino)…

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