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The Interchange: Gell-Mann narratives and Pomplovian responses

Boy was that Deutsche Bank/Bitcoin bag photo saga one for the books. 
 
You probably saw images of the snazzy suited banker walking out of Deutsche Bank’s London office building on the day of its announced 18,000-person headcount reduction, holding a bag with the impeccably placed word “Bitcoins” emblazoned across its side. While the text was subtle in the photo, the memetic chorus of Crypto Twitter was anything but – catapulting the snapshot directly into the lead for crypto’s most iconic picture of 2019. The photo was quickly singled out as an enduring image, likely to be dusted off and viewed over and over again for years to come, even rivaling the symbolism of the now-famous Lehman sign removal photo.

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