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Wirecard: A Billion Euro Lie review — big-tech finance . . . but an even bigger fraud | Times2


Wirecard: A Billion Euro Lie
Sky Documentaries/Now
★★★★★

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It has never been harder to trust the tech gurus. Ever since Steve Jobs set the template for walking a stage wearing a black polo neck and a head-mike in front of adoring acolytes, every visionary wants to emulate him — nice, scrupulous individuals such as Elizabeth Holmes (of crooked health firm Theranos) or Markus Braun, the Austrian chief executive of Wirecard. Braun wanted to become the “rock star” of big-tech finance; alas, his company was a fraud of gargantuan proportions.

Wirecard: A Billion Euro Lie was a film to give Alex Gibney’s acclaimed Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room a run for its money — a lengthy, clear-eyed



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