May 14, 2021

YLB #158 - Harsh Dalal's removal from Forbes 30 Under 30 & Tesla's U-turn on Bitcoin

The youngest honouree in Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 class, 19-year-old Harsh Dalal from Singapore, was unceremoniously removed from the list after Tech In Asia revealed inconsistencies in his and his company's credentials. However, what's more shocking is t...


The youngest honouree in Forbes 30 Under 30 2021 class, 19-year-old Harsh Dalal from Singapore, was unceremoniously removed from the list after Tech In Asia revealed inconsistencies in his and his company's credentials. However, what's more shocking is that SPH and CNA had also produced features glorifying his supposed achievements in the past year, inadvertently helping to legitimize his claims. We discuss about the editorial oversight (or lack of) in mainstream media that led to this fiasco. Elsewhere, Elon Musk flip-flops about Bitcoin being used to purchase Teslas because of the cryptocurrency's environmental impact, and sends the price into a tailspin... but is there more to his tweet than meets the eye?

Check out our #YLB Subreddit for show notes!

Here are our one SHIOK things for this week!

NBA Play-In Tournament

➤ When Football Becomes Art

Peace!