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Before crypto lender Celsius crashed, CEO Alex Mashinsky was known for big ideas and battles

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Public records and interviews with people who know Mr. Mashinsky paint a picture of a brash, confident serial entrepreneur with a constant stream of big ideas. (Photo: AP)Premium
Public records and interviews with people who know Mr. Mashinsky paint a picture of a brash, confident serial entrepreneur with a constant stream of big ideas. (Photo: AP)

Entrepreneur proposed a stream of moonshot ideas in different industries over many years—and frequently left a string of unhappy colleagues and investors

For some 30 years, Alex Mashinsky barreled into whatever was the hot technology of the time, promising revolutions in long-distance calling, airport rides and, most recently, crypto. He often left a trail of unhappy friends, colleagues and investors.

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