Last night I found myself sitting on a blood red chair in a windowless basement, surrounded by men in suits. All of us were staring ahead at a projected slide featuring two words I’d never seen paired before: “Bunnies & Blockchain.”
About a year after Hugh Hefner’s death, the Playboy Club has re-emerged on New York’s West side (it opened its doors in fall 2018). Not only that, but it’s getting ready to host a monthly blockchain event. This is curious for two reasons. First, it’s frankly surprising that the club still exists, given its history of misogyny and the plethora of allegations against Hefner. It’s also surprising because the crypto bubble burst over a year ago.