A lot of us have come across the FTX debacle already, those who held positions of leadership in organisations that had relationships with them are now left with the unimaginable, heavy task of informing their teams of the ever evolving situation. When asked if he will still participate in the crypto space after all this, FarooQ’s response is a passionate yes, reminding us that there is a bigger mission with crypto that cannot be forgotten. The proven potential of blockchain technology goes beyond making copious amounts of money, or at least, it should. A situation such as this should not deter developers, creators and investors from the entire industry, but rather demand of us a different and intentional attitude. “The challenge with the crypto space for Africa is the necessity for a whole mindset shift that needs to occur.” The finer details of the debacle are still unfolding, but one thing remains, the people affected are more than just wallets and numbers, they are people interested in a new frontier, a new attitude to financial freedom.