I just came across this old screenshot from from the FT.
Alex Stamos made a similar point on the Risky Biz podcast recently. I am paraphrasing but he was stating the obvious point that a substantial amount of Bitcoin’s value is based on ransomware and other cycbercrime.
Patrick Grey also made a good point in the Zane Lacky episode that the explosion in infosec interest really started with Lulzsec. I tend to agree. At least, it was what pushed me from general security interest into making it a career interest.