The Breakdown

The Breakdown

By Nathaniel Whittemore

A daily analysis of macroeconomics, bitcoin, geopolitics and big picture power shifts, hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore @nlw. The Breakdown is part of Blockworks.

Episodes

Mt. Gox Distribution Begins and Honeybadger Don't Care

After a decade of FUD, Mt. Gox bankruptcy distributions have finally begun. And yet, Bitcoin doesn't appear to be as scared of the reality of a distribution as the threat of it, at BTC hits a 6-week high. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
18/07/2413m 6s

Republican VP Nominee on Bitcoin, Crypto and Gensler

NLW covers the crypto opinions (and disclosed BTC holdings) of new Republican VP nominee JD Vance. Plus BlackRock's Larry Fink has become Bitcoin's most effective promoter. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/07/2412m 36s

The SEC Backs Off Another Crypto Enforcement Action

The SEC has dropped it's three year investigation into the Stacks ecosystem. It's a good outcome -- but at an absurd cost that simply shows how moribund and counterproductive the SEC's regulation by enforcement strategy has been. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/07/2414m 58s

The Theory and Practice of Bitcoin Politics

In this LRS, NLW reads two op-eds about Bitcoin in politics. The first is about why Bitcoin doesn't care about politicians. The second is about how bitcoin could actually be used in the political process. Read: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/liberty-doesnt-ask-for-permission https://bitcoinmagazine.com/politics/bitcoin-as-a-notarization-layer-for-political-agreements Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/07/2415m 28s

The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

Recorded live with Scott Melker on Friday July 12th, 2024. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/07/2428m 37s

Trump Speaking At Bitcoin Conference

As pro-crypto Democrats tried to get more alignment and consideration between the Biden Administration and the crypto industry, Former President Trump announced that he will be speaking at the Bitcoin conference in a couple weeks. NLW provides the latest in crypto politics. Sign up for Permissionless here: https://blockworks.co/event/permissionless-iii Use code BREAKDOWN10 to get 10% off Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/07/2414m 11s

Powell Inches Towards Rate Cuts

NLW does a macro roundup, including recent comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the possibility of increased unemployment and the need to move towards rate cuts. Plus a check in on politics in France, the UK and Argentina. Sign up for Permissionless here: https://blockworks.co/event/permissionless-iii Use code BREAKDOWN10 to get 10% off Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/07/2418m 13s

For the First Time Ever, Crypto is an Official Part of a Major Political Party Platform

The GOP officially released their platform this week and crypto made the cut. NLW shares community reactions to the concise but frankly pretty encouraging section on cryptocurrency. A right to mine? A right to self-custody? Boy, how the times have changed. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
10/07/2412m 28s

Mt. Gox Unlocks Send BTC Crashing

Bitcoin has recently experienced a 25%+ price decline. The specific catalyst for the most recent dip seems to have been a combination of Mt. Gox BTC on the move and German selling. NLW explores how worries we should be. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/07/2413m 25s

Agriculture and the State of Tokenization

A reading and discussion inspired by https://blockworks.co/news/agriculture-needs-blockchain. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
07/07/249m 12s

Software Creates New Nations

A 4th of July reading and discussion inspired by https://www.wired.com/2013/11/software-is-reorganizing-the-world-and-cloud-formations-could-lead-to-physical-nations/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/07/2416m 38s

Polkadot Courts Controversy with Ad Spend

NLW brings his perspective as the former Head of Marketing for FTX to this discussion about Polkadot's recent marketing spend. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
04/07/2413m 55s

Circle Becomes First European Licensed Stablecoin Issuer

As Europe's MiCA rules go into effect, the continent narrowly avoids serious stablecoin-crypto-trading issues by granting a license to Circle. NLW also looks at a settlement in the Silvergate case. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
03/07/2416m 0s

The SEC's Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

The SEC (and really the administrative state more broadly) had an extremely tough week last week. NLW explains why, and what it means for crypto. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/07/2414m 31s

Is there Danger in Politicizing Crypto?

A reading and discussion inspired by: https://blockworks.co/news/bitcoin-right-left-politics-neutral Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/07/248m 42s

The Five Most Important Stories In Crypto This Week

Recorded live with Scott Melker on Friday July 28 Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
28/06/2435m 41s

The US Gov't Sells Its BTC Stack

The US is selling. Germany is selling. Mt. Gox unlocks are coming. Is it something we should be worried about? NLW explores. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
28/06/2412m 21s

Fairshake Helps Hand Anti-Crypto Army a Loss

NLW catches up on the latest on crypto in politics, including a report that Trump will speak at the Bitcoin Conference and a primary loss for a notable member of the anti-crypto army. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/06/2412m 46s

The Saga of Wikileaks' Julian Assange is Finally Coming to an End

After 5 years in prison in the UK (and nearly 5 years before that holed away in the Ecuador embassy in London), Julian Assange is on the verge of a plea deal with the United States that would let him return home to Australia. NLW gives the full wild story. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/06/2415m 57s

Why So Gloomy? Mt. Gox Unlocks Latest Bummer in Downward Sentiment Spiral

NLW covers the dip over the weekend and what's driving such gloomy attitudes in the crypto space. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
25/06/2412m 58s

Does Crypto Need Memecoins?

That's the argument in this essay: https://blockworks.co/news/vitalik-wrong-crypto-dumb-memecoins NLW explores and puts it in context in a week where the big story was a new Trump memecoin. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/06/248m 57s

The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

Recorded live on Friday June 2021 with Scott Melker SEC stops ethereum investigation Certik Kraken DJT coin weirdness Saylor buys more btc Stable coins 18th largest us debt holder Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/06/2429m 6s

The Incredibly Weird Certik-Kraken Exploit

Kraken was recently hacked to the tune of $3m. Turns out it was security audit firm Certik. Is the episode about an overzealous white hat or something more nefarious? Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/06/2412m 9s

Is the Trump Solana Memecoin Real?

Another day, another Trump-crypto plotline. Some folks are reporting that former President Trump's son Barron is running an official Trump memecoin on Solana called $DJT. Is it real, fake, or even an elaborate ruse by the Feds? Plus, the SEC's chief crypto enforcer has left the agency. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/06/2413m 27s

How Stablecoins Could Extend Dollar Dominance

In today's episode, NLW looks at a recent op-ed by former House speaker Paul Ryan on why stablecoins on permissionless blockchains are aligned with US values and could extend dollar dominance another generation. We also cover an upcoming crypto roundtable that theoretically has White House buy-in. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
18/06/2415m 43s

The Future of Web3 is Functionality

A reading and discussion inspired by https://blockworks.co/news/crypto-needs-proof-of-reserves and https://blockworks.co/news/web3-flashy-functional-infrastructure Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/06/2410m 23s

The Top 5 Stories in Crypto This Week

A live conversation with Scott Melker about Trump's Bitcoin miner meeting, the FOMC, CPI, and much much more. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/06/2428m 6s

After Inflation Improvement, a Quiet FOMC

The FOMC meeting was without fireworks this week. In spite of the Bank of Canada and the ECB moving to cut rates, the Fed remains focused on staying the course at least for the time being. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/06/2414m 34s

PleaserDAO Sues Martin Shkreli Over Wu-Tang Album

Yes, the title of this episode is real. NLW provides an update on former President Trump's meeting with Bitcoin miners, and then tells the wild story of a DAO, a formerly jailed pharma CEO, and a secret rap album worth millions. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/06/2415m 12s

Massive Expansion of Crypto Sanctions Power Snuck into Senate Budget Proposal

Yes, they're trying to do it again: sneak a massive expansion of anti-crypto powers into a bill that has nothing to do with crypto. Same play as the 2021 infrastructure bill. This time, however, the crypto political machine is watching much earlier. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
12/06/2414m 23s

Questions about Bitcoin and Macro to Start the Week

NLW looks at the end of last week where we saw a market shift in traditional and crypto markets. Here's what happened, and why. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/06/2413m 54s

Getting Crypto Regulation Right

A reading and discussion inspired by https://blockworks.co/news/end-sec-war-on-crypto and https://blockworks.co/news/crypto-regulators-us-global-legislation Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/06/2411m 10s

The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

From Bank of Canada rate cuts to Biden's SAB121 veto to Roaring Kitty, NLW and Scott Melker are back with the week's most important news. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/06/2424m 2s

The Bank of Canada Cuts Rates; Will the Fed Follow?

The Bank of Canada has moved to cut interest rates, with the markets pricing in additional cuts throughout the end of this year. Will the US Federal Reserve follow suit or are the two central banks dealing with a fundamentally different set of circumstances? Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
07/06/2412m 50s

The Surprise Second Biggest Bitcoin ETF Inflow Day Ever

ETF's aren't supposed to behave like this. They're not supposed to have a nearly $900m inflow day five months in after the hype has purportedly dissipated. Then again, when did Bitcoin ever do things the way others did? Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/06/2410m 17s

The Modular Integration Spectrum | Keone & Zon

In this episode, Keone from Monad and Zon from Initia to discuss the spectrum between modular and integrated blockchain designs. They explore the tradeoffs in decentralization, performance and scalability between the two approaches. They explore AppChains, rollups, composability challenges in modular systems, EVM compatibility, and when to scale blockchains horizontally vs vertically. To close out Keone and Zon also share valuable insights on building Web3 communities organically. Thanks for tuning in! - - Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@expansionpod Subscribe on Apple: http://apple.co/4bGKYYM Subscribe on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/3Vaubq1 Follow Zon: https://x.com/ItsAlwaysZonny Follow Keone: https://x.com/keoneHD Follow Rex: https://x.com/LogarithmicRex Follow nosleepjon: https://x.com/nosleepjon Follow Expansion: https://x.com/ExpansionPod_ Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/ -- (00:00) Introduction (03:24) Modular vs Integrated (11:47) Who are Appchains for? (28:58) Composability in Modular World (36:15) Monad's Endgame (39:47) Importance of Decentralization (48:05) Building Web3 Community -- Disclaimer: Expansion was kickstarted by a grant from the Celestia Foundation. Nothing said on Expansion is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Rex, Jon, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.
05/06/241h 3m

Roaring Kitty Roars Back, But Can the New Gamestop Madness Recapture the Magic?

Roaring Kitty is back, and this time he's playing with nine figures. But are the apes content to just watch from the sidelines this time? Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/06/2412m 14s

The Biden SAB121 Veto Undermines Claims of a Democrat Crypto Pivot

After reports last week that the Democrats were shifting their stance on crypto, one of the big questions was whether President Joe Biden would follow through on his promise to veto the repeal of SAB121. He did, and NLW gauges the community's reactions. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
03/06/2411m 17s

How Serious is the Democrat Crypto Pivot?

On today's episode NLW checks in on the idea that we're seeing a pivot towards crypto from Biden and other US Dems. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
31/05/2411m 26s

Biden Joins the Pro-Crypto Pivot

President Biden's team has reportedly started making overtures towards the crypto crowd. NLW explores whether the industry is buying it or remains skeptical. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
30/05/2410m 25s

Mt. Gox Unlock FUD Will Soon Finally Come to An End

One of the most enduring FUDs in crypto land is the mythic Mt. Gox unlock, where people receive back bitcoin that had been locked for years. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
30/05/2410m 38s

Trump Doubles Down on Crypto and Pledges to Commute Ross Ulbricht

Former President Donal Trump continues to speak about crypto at campaign events. Recently he also pledged to commute Ross Ulbricht's sentence. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
29/05/248m 51s

The Growing Political Force of Crypto

A reading and discussion based on: https://blockworks.co/news/single-issue-crypto-voter and https://blockworks.co/news/crypto-matters-foundations-free-prosperous-society Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/05/2413m 54s

SEC Approves ETH Spot ETF

At least, the first stage of the approval has happened. NLW explores the political pressure that caused this to come about. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
24/05/2412m 17s

71 Democrats Break Ranks to Vote for Commonsense Crypto Regulation

The FIT21 Act vote happened yesterday and a much-higher-than-expected number of Democrats supported it. NLW explains what happened and what comes next. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/05/2412m 59s

A Presidential Campaign Crypto Milestone

Former President Trump becomes the first major party candidate to accept crypto, the latest on the ETH ETF, and the gear up for the FIT21 vote. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/05/2412m 3s

SHOCKER: Is the SEC About to 180 and Approve ETH ETFs?

Only Tuesday and already one of the most consequential political weeks in crypto history. NLW covers the latest on ETH ETF approvals, FIT21 Act and more. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/05/2412m 26s

A Preview of Crypto's Big Week in Washington

Some major things coming up in crypto in DC this week, including ETH Spot ETF decisions, FIT21 Act voting, and a question if Biden will veto the SAB121 repeal. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/05/2411m 5s

A Congressional Letter Pushing Back on Gensler's Rogue SEC

A reading and discussion based on https://blockworks.co/news/senate-gensler-sec-overturn-sab-121 Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/05/247m 44s

With SAB121 Overturned, A New Era of Crypto Politics Begins

By a vote of 60-38, the Senate has voted to repeal SAB121. The decision is in direct defiance of the Biden White House, who pledged to veto the bill if it passed. The decision has changed the landscape of crypto politics. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
18/05/2412m 38s

The First MEV-Related Arrest

The US Department of Justice is getting significantly more sophisticated in its crypto criminal prosecution, as witness by the recent arrest in an MEV-related case. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/05/2412m 50s

Tornado Cash Developer Convicted

Alexey Pertsev has been convicted of money laundering charges in the Netherlands, with the judge explicitly saying that his writing code for Tornado Cash made him culpable. NLW discusses the community's reactions. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/05/2412m 42s

The Return of Roaring Kitty

Roaring Kitty aka Deep F***ing Value aka Keith Gill has reemerged and with him has come memestock mania. NLW digs in, plus looks at DC's increasing pushback against the Anti-Crypto Army. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/05/2412m 11s

The Rise of the Crypto Single-Issue Voter

Last week former President Trump came out as the pro-crypto candidate. The move has not only put crypto on the national political stage, but generated significant conversation about the rationale of being a single-issue voter. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/05/2413m 57s

The 5 Key Views on Stablecoins

On this week's Long Reads Sunday, NLW (with the help of AI) reads Nic Carter's epic latest piece "Five Perspectives on Stablecoins" https://medium.com/@nic__carter/five-perspectives-on-stablecoins-5bc20076270a Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/05/2446m 18s

The Week Crypto Truly Entered the Political Conversation

On this edition of The Friday Five with Scott Melker, NLW discusses why this week was the week that truly entered the political mainstage. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/05/2421m 25s

Trump Completes His Crypto 180

Former President Trump held an event at Mar-a-lago for Trump NFT holders that served as a coming out party for his courting the crypto vote. NLW explores the Democrats self-inflicted wound -- along with why some Congressional Dems are still fighting. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
10/05/2412m 26s

Grayscale Withdraws ETH ETF

Major confusion in the cryptosphere as Grayscale withdraws an ETF application that had been widely assumed to be just the means to an end of another lawsuit. Plus Gensler's softball interview on CNBC. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/05/2414m 5s

Why the Robinhood Wells Notice Hits Harder

Robinhood is the latest crypto-aligned company to be targeted by the SEC. In today's episode NLW explores why the crypto community is more surprised by this one than even recent actions against Consensys and the Ethereum Foundation. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/05/2411m 23s

The Bitcoin Bull Mood (Starts) to Return

Over the weekend, a vibe shift started where Bitcoiners are climbing out of some of their gloomier predictions from the past few weeks and looking a bit more optimistically at the next part of the cycle. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
07/05/2410m 23s

For Bitcoin, Is It "Sell in May and Go Away"?

A reading and discussion inspired by https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2024/05/01/sell-in-may-and-go-away-the-seasonality-of-crypto-asset-returns/ Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/05/248m 26s

The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

NLW and Scott Melker discuss macro, CZ's sentence, Roger Ver's arrest and more. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
03/05/2432m 39s

Powell Dismisses Inflation Concerns

Powell says no rate cuts for the time being, but definitely no rate hikes either. Even as markets (and media) are starting to push a stagflation narrative, the FOMC and Chair Jerome Powell say they don't see the evidence. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/05/2415m 28s

Roger Ver Arrested for Tax Evasion as Coinbase Enables Lightning

NLW explores the latest crypto arrest -- this time of early Bitcoin advocate (and later Bitcoin big blocker villain) Roger Ver. Additionally, Coinbase has added support for Lightning. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/05/2413m 46s

Former Binance CEO CZ Gets 4 Months In Jail (Because Of COURSE He Got 4)

NLW discusses the lead up to the hearing as well as the community's response to the sentence. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/05/2412m 24s

Operation Chokepoint 2.0 (2.0)

Is the US government coordinated crackdown back? This time it seems focused on self-custody. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
30/04/2415m 39s

Why Bitcoin Will Drive the Next DeFi Summer

A reading and discussion inspired by https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2024/04/19/bitcoin-will-power-the-next-defi-summer/ Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
28/04/249m 23s

The Five Most Important Stories This Week

NLW and Scott Melker count down the most important stories in crypto this week, including Operation Chokepoint 2.0 (2.0), CZ jail, and more. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/04/2434m 26s

Samurai Wallet Founders Arrested

The US continues its assault on crypto mixers. NLW explores the community reactions -- the good, bad and ugly. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/04/2415m 30s

SEC Lawyers Resign, But Is It Enough?

NLW covers the SEC lawyers who are taking the fall for the larger Debt Box case, which led to the SEC being censured. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
25/04/2414m 8s

The Halving and the First Fee War of the New Bitcoin Epoch

For some, the fee war represented how much bitcoin is changing. For others, it was an indication of why we shouldn't be overly concerned about the long term security budget. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/04/2412m 53s

The Halving Shows Satoshi's Marketing Genius

A reading and discussion inspired by https://blockworks.co/news/bitcoins-most-promising-least-dramatic-halving and https://blockworks.co/news/bitcoins-halving-major-spectacle-satoshi Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/04/2412m 36s

The Five Biggest Stories in Crypto This Week

NLW counts down everything from geopolitics to stablecoin legislation to the halving. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
20/04/2410m 57s

Crypto Reacts to the Lummis-Gillibrand Stablecoin Bill

Senators Lummis and Gillibrand are back with new crypto legislation, this time focused on stablecoins. Bullish, bearish or something in between? Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/04/2413m 21s

Is The Bitcoin Rally Over Early?

As malaise sets in, this narrative is taking hold. NLW isn't so sure. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
18/04/2413m 25s

The UK Heading Towards Stablecoin Rules

NLW does a whistlestop tour of global AI regulation and market updates. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Consensus 2024 is happening May 29-31 in Austin, Texas. This year marks the tenth annual Consensus, making it the largest and longest-running event dedicated to all sides of crypto, blockchain and Web3. Use code BREAKDOWN to get 15% off your pass at https://go.coindesk.com/3PWW96A. Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/04/2415m 16s

The Market Reacts to Iran's Attack and Geopolitical Insecurity

Crypto and tradfi markets were already getting hammered heading into the weekend, when new geopolitical instability and conflict made things even shakier. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/04/2413m 21s

The Inevitability of the Fight Against DeFi

A reading and discussion inspired by https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2024/04/11/the-secs-suit-against-unswap-is-an-opening-attack-against-defi/ Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/04/249m 10s

The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

Recorded live with Scott Melker on Friday, April 12. They discuss Bitcoin price predictions, Elizabeth Warren's latest attacks and more Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Superintelligent - Learn AI fast. Get 50% off your first month with code "breakdown" https://besuper.ai/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/04/2428m 26s

A Treasury Hearing On Crypto and Illicit Finance -- But Does Anyone Care Anymore?

Congress is back in session and apparently crypto is high on the agenda. At the same time, the crypto industry seems to have better things to talk about now. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/04/2412m 42s

The Bitcoin Halving Through History

A look at what was happening in Bitcoin at the time of each of the previous halvings, and a discussion of what makes this time different. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/04/2411m 9s

Legal Scorecard: Coinbase Up Good; Terraform Down Bad

NLW looks at a set of recent court cases with very different results for the defendants. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/04/2411m 41s

The No-Landing Economy? Market Rebounds on Jobs Beat

On Thursday the market was rocked, with the three major indices all down more than 1%. On Friday they recovered with a better than expected jobs report. Still some are wondering if it's ever going to make sense to cut rates. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/04/2414m 24s

Binance Executives Arraigned in Nigeria

NLW updates a set of stories, including the latest out of Nigeria where the Binance executives who were detained have now been arraigned with numerous charges. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/04/2412m 10s

The US Gov't Selling Silk Road Coins

Some coins seized in connection with Silk Road have been sent to Coinbase for sale. NLW explores how much people should be worried about the US dumping their BTC stash. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
04/04/2414m 10s

Coinbase's Partial Victory In SEC Lawsuit

Coinbase didn't win their request to dismiss the SEC's lawsuit outright, but made progress with the judge agreeing that their self-custodial wallet wasn't acting as a brokerage. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/04/2413m 34s

The Biggest Bitcoin Narratives of the New Cycle

NLW explores the state of Bitcoin narratives, from ETFs to mining to BRC-20's and beyond. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
29/03/2420m 10s

Bitcoin Back and Better Than Ever, with Kraken CEO Dave Ripley

NLW is joined by Kraken CEO Dave Ripley to discuss the new cycle, Bitcoin in a post-ETF world, memecoins, and more. Find Dave online: https://twitter.com/DavidLRipley Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
28/03/2434m 17s

Does the Bitcoin ETF Have A Downside? With Jim Bianco

The Bitcoin spot ETF has been the biggest narrative driver (and financial driver) in the Bitcoin space this year, but are there some hidden downsides? NLW explores this question with macro analysts (and Bitcoin and crypto bull) Jim Bianco. Find Jim online: https://twitter.com/biancoresearch Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
27/03/2447m 31s

The Hallmarks of the New Bitcoin Cycle with Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers, the Chief Experience Officer at Ledger, joins NLW to discuss the shape and texture of the new bull market, and what custody means in the wake of a Bitcoin spot ETF.  Find Ian online: https://twitter.com/iancr Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/03/2436m 37s

The Macro Landscape Right Now

NLW delves into the state of the macro landscape from the Bank of Japan, China, the Fed and more. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
25/03/2418m 20s

The Top 5 Stories in Crypto This Week

Spoiler alert: the sanctioning of the SEC by a judge is right at the top. Recorded live Friday March 22, 2024 with Scott Melker. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
24/03/2427m 41s

After Record Weeks, BTC Spot ETFs See Net Outflows

NLW catches up on the stories that shaped the week. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/03/2413m 11s

What We Know About the Ethereum Foundation Investigation

Short answer: not much, but that hasn't stopped the crypto community from speculating that it could be a last-ditch effort from the SEC to cripple the crypto space. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/03/2414m 13s

Blackrock Pushes the Tokenization Trend

A look at the real world asset tokenization trend and how Blackrock is pushing this narrative forward as well. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/03/2413m 34s

Judge Sanctions SEC for "Bad Faith" and "Abusive Conduct"

The crypto industry is feeling very vindicated in its assessment that the SEC has not been a good faith regulator. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/03/2415m 52s

BTC's 10% Weekend Dip: How Much Should We Worry?

Short: not very much. NLW talks about ETF flows, past cycle patterns, and why we should expect some resets along the way. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/03/2417m 29s

Why Crypto Narratives Are Finally Making Sense to TradFi

Bitcoin as digital gold. Ethereum as all that tokenization stuff. The rest of it as degeneracy and gambling. NLW explores how narratives are clicking in the post Bitcoin ETF era. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/03/249m 59s

Judge Confirms: We Are All Satoshi. Except Craig Wright.

Rejoice! A lawsuit from COPA has led a UK judge to declare that Craig Wright is not, and never has been, Satoshi Nakamoto. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/03/2414m 12s

ETH Dencun Upgrade Transforms Blockchain Fee Competition

Ethereum's latest update has significantly decreased the cost of L2s -- bringing them all the way down to Solana levels. NLW explores the implications -- plus Microstrategy is is back issuing more debt to buy bitcoin. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/03/2415m 17s

Binance Executives Still Being Held Hostage in Nigeria

At this point, it's hard to call the situation anything other than a hostage situation, and the US government doesn't seem particularly fussed about it. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/03/2415m 35s

Trump Changes His Tune on Bitcoin

As the world gets used to a new Bitcoin all-time high, all manner of folks are reevaluating their previous stances. On this episode, we discuss one of the highest profile shifts, which comes from former President Donald Trump. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/03/2413m 5s

Billionaire Bill Ackman Looks At Bitcoin at $72,000

A new all time high means a whoooole lotta different types of folks are back looking at Bitcoin once again. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
12/03/2415m 15s

Bitcoin's Record Breaking Week: The Five Biggest Stories in Crypto

NLW and Scott Melker count down the most important stories in crypto this week. Today's Show Brought To You By Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/03/2424m 50s

Powell Says "No CBDC!"

Jerome Powell could not have been any clearer in his testimony yesterday. Plus Bitcoin hits $70,000 VERY temporarily. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/03/2414m 38s

SEC Commissioners Are Fed Up with Gensler and SEC Policies

Hester Peirce and Mark Uyeda have written their most scathing and snarky dissent ever, lambasting the SEC for its intentionally obfuscating policies. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/03/2416m 43s

A Bullish Dump?

After kissing all time highs, Bitcoin crashed 14%. Normal volatility? Miner selling? NLW explores the reaction to the correction Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/03/2413m 35s

Is the Crypto Cycle Overheating Already?

With Bitcoin nipping at new all time highs this week plus memecoin mania, some are starting to ask the question. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/03/2414m 4s

Unexpected Allies: 8 States File Amicus Brief Against SEC in Kraken Case

The Attorneys General of 8 states have filed an amicus brief in the lawsuit against Kraken by the SEC, effectively arguing that the SEC is way overstepping its bounds. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/03/2415m 47s

What Satoshi Got Right About Bitcoin's Future

In the wake of the recent trove of Satoshi email releases, Bitcoiners have been pouring over the documents to better understand the pseudonymous founder behind it. NLW reviews what Satoshi predicted correctly about their invention. Reading: https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2024/02/26/5-things-satoshi-nakamoto-correctly-predicted-about-bitcoin/ Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
04/03/2411m 13s

Bitcoin Just Had Its Biggest Month Ever

Bitcoin added more $ to its price in February than any other month in history, and it's showing no signs of stopping. Plus an update on SAB121. Today's Show Brought To You By Kraken - Go to https://kraken.com/thebreakdown and see what crypto can be Ledger - 5% to Bitcoin Developers When You Buy https://shop.ledger.com/pages/bitcoin-hardware-wallet Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/03/2416m 3s

Coinbase Crashes After >10X Surge in Traffic

It must be a bull market if Coinbase is going down. NLW argues that yesterday will be seen as the first day of the next phase of the bull market. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/03/2413m 15s

Bitcoin is Above $60,000 and People are Finally Paying Attention

Bitcoin's rally continues and as NGU technology pushes BTC above $60,000, the tide of attention is starting to shift. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
29/02/2411m 57s

Bitcoin Smashes $57,000 and Retail is Still Nowhere to Be Found

Despite retail investors remaining distinctly uninterested in crypto, the numbers just keep going up. Bitcoin went on a tear, hitting $57,000. NLW looks at ETF flows, open interest and more. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
27/02/2415m 28s

Satoshi's Ghost: The Lost Trove of Satoshi Emails

NLW digs into the discussion around the more than 150 Satoshi emails that were just released as part of a trial proceeding against Craig Wright. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
27/02/2412m 56s

The Big Bitcoin Vibe Shift

A reading and discussion of https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2024/02/20/the-crypto-vibe-shift/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/02/248m 38s

Trump Talks Bitcoin; SEC Sued; Deaton vs Warren

NLW and Scott Melker count down the top stories of the weak, featuring a softening stance on bitcoin from presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
24/02/2432m 12s

New Crypto Exchange Sues the SEC!

NLW covers an interesting case out of Texas that is meant to provoke a determination that the SEC is not allowed to regulate crypto. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/02/2414m 4s

Circle Drops Tron

The latest scuttlebutt from the world of stablecoins Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/02/2414m 37s

USDT vs Bitcoin in Africa

NLW looks at discussion of the preferred currency in developing markets. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/02/2412m 2s

Why the Bitcoin Led Bull Market Will Be Different

A reading and discussion of: https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2024/02/15/bitcoin-is-back-back-back-baby/ and https://www.coindesk.com/business/2024/02/14/how-bitcoin-benefits-from-global-stresses/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
18/02/249m 10s

The First Week of the New Bull Market?

NLW and Scott Melker discuss the five most important stories in crypto, with NLW arguing that this week felt like a significant milestone. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/02/2420m 18s

Coinbase SMASHES Earnings Estimates

Coinbase had a great Q4 and Wall Street is loving it. NLW discusses the key stories to wrap up the week. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/02/2415m 0s

SEC Chair Gensler's Feeble Anti-BTC Arguments Smacked Down on National TV

We're officially living in the post-ETF world, and people are sick and tired of the supposedly "merit neutral" SEC spreading lies and FUD about Bitcoin. SEC Chair Gary Gensler went on Squawk Box, trotting out his greatest hits, only to be brutally rebuffed by host Joe Kernan. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/02/2413m 19s

Bitcoin Reclaims $1T Market Cap, But Political Fights Remain

Even as BTC reclaims an important milestone, the Blockchain Association is pushing back on legislation that could have a significant negative impact on the industry. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/02/2415m 22s

Markets Wobble After CPI Surprise

Markets got an unpleasant jolt this morning when January CPI numbers came in hotter than expected. Many investors took it as a reason that the Fed would look to push anticipated rate cuts out further into the year. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/02/2413m 7s

Bitcoin Smashes Through $50,000

NLW collects a set of takes that all amount to a shifting sentiment around the institutional bid. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/02/2416m 55s

How Real Are Real World Assets?

NLW reads two pieces with different takes on Real World Assets - one of crypto's big emerging themes. https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2024/02/02/real-world-asset-tokenization-is-fake-news/ https://www.coindesk.com/business/2024/02/07/forget-etfs-lets-work-on-tokenizing-the-whole-value-chain/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
12/02/2411m 10s

Bitcoin Enthusiasm Returns: The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

Recorded live with Scott Melker on Feb 9. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
10/02/2425m 9s

Could Prometheum's Custody Plans Force the SEC on Ethereum?

Ugh, yes we're talking about Prometheum and an argument that their Ethereum custody plans could lead the SEC to designate Ethereum a security. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
10/02/2413m 47s

Bitcoin Breaks Out as ETF Flows Normalize

Enthusiasm is back on the agenda in Bitcoin land! NLW looks at the recent price action, Bitcoin's decoupling from rates and more. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/02/2414m 35s

The SEC Shoves New Market Maker Rule Through

NLW summarizes the new market maker rules, their implications for crypto, and the pushback they're getting not only from crypto but hedge funds and other tradfi institutions as well. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/02/2412m 31s

Will Anything Useful Be Built This Crypto Cycle?

On this episode, NLW looks at a recent thread by Travis Kling on financial nihilism and what people expect out of crypto this cycle. https://twitter.com/Travis_Kling/status/1753455596462878815 That sets a frame for a conversation about Farcaster's recent 1000% growth. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
07/02/2414m 58s

Bitcoin Bull Bukele Cruises to Second Term in El Salvador

Plus updates from Jerome Powell, US jobs data, and Chinese stocks. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/02/2415m 31s

Why the Bitcoin ETF Will Never Be the Same as Truly Owning Bitcoin

A reading of "A Bitcoin ETF Will Never Be Your Bitcoin" by Pascal Gauthier, CEO of Ledger Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/02/246m 55s

The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto and Macro This Week

Recorded live with Scott Melker on Friday Feb 2, 2024 Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
03/02/2423m 25s

Tether Made More Money Than Goldman Sachs Last Quarter

Is Tether the best company in the world? CMS Holdings says so after a banger of a Q4. NLW covers the key crypto news. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/02/2415m 39s

Powell Says No Rate Cuts in March

NLW breaks down the first FOMC meeting of the year. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/02/2415m 19s

Layoffs at Block

NLW covers the crypto news, including the follow through on some previously announced layoffs at Jack Dorsey's company. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/02/2411m 32s

The State of Bitcoin Mining Heading into the Halving

NLW looks at the growth in hashrate and the state of the mining markets in the lead up to the Bitcoin halving. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
31/01/2413m 7s

Bitcoin Shows the Growing Supremacy of the ETF

NLW covers the latest on the Bitcoin spot ETF. BlackRock's offering is over $2B in AUM, while Fidelity is close behind at $1.8B. He discusses why it's an affirmation not only of Bitcoin but of the ETF structure. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
30/01/2415m 36s

The Top Five Crypto Stories This Week

Recorded live with Scott Melker on Friday 1.26.24 Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
27/01/2428m 17s

Q4 GDP Was Better Than Expected: What Does It Mean for Rate Cuts?

NLW explores the most recent macro news stories, including a look at Q4 GDP which came in stronger than expected. Swan also announces Swan Mining. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/01/2412m 4s

When Will the GBTC Selling End!?!

Billions have flown into Bitcoin ETFs, but the relentless selling of GBTC has been a major drag on the price of BTC (to say nothing of the mood of the industry). NLW explores when people think it will end. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
25/01/2414m 30s

China's Stock Market Struggles

NLW looks at the worsening stock market situation in China, which has caused the Chinese government to explore major stimulus. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
24/01/2414m 43s

Binance SEC Hearing Goes Much Less Well Than Coinbase Hearing

Binance was in court arguing that the SEC lawsuit against them should be thrown out, in an echo of Coinbase's hearing with the SEC last week. This one seemed to go significantly worse for the crypto team. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/01/2414m 4s

Court Orders FTX Independent Examiner

Reversing a lower court decision, FTX will have an independent examiner. It also appears the bankruptcy estate has been a major source of GBTC selling. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/01/2415m 57s

The Five Biggest Stories in Crypto this Week

Recorded live with Scott Melker on Friday Jan 19 2024. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
20/01/2433m 32s

Trump Pledges No CBDCs

CBDCs have officially hit the big time as a political issue with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump hammering the topic at a New Hampshire campaign event. Some see the fingerprints of former candidate Vivek Ramaswamy. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
20/01/2415m 36s

The Huge Significance of the Coinbase vs. SEC Hearing

Coinbase is seeking for the judge to throw out the SEC's lawsuit against them. NLW covers why the extensive hearing this week was such a big deal when it comes to legal interpretations surrounding crypto issues. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/01/2416m 28s

Stablecoin Wars at Davos!

Tether and Circle both position around the WEF for a digital dollar future. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
18/01/2414m 28s

Larry Fink Is Coming for an ETH ETF Next

In public comments after the Bitcoin Spot ETF approvals, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink discusses an Ethereum ETF and real world asset tokenization. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/01/2413m 47s

The New Normalcy of Trying A Little Bitcoin

A reading and exploration of: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2024-01-11/bitcoin-etfs-are-here-for-real https://www.ft.com/content/59bb430b-a5b1-4469-b05a-482b951109a2 Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/01/2410m 3s

The Most Important Story In Crypto Last Week

Recorded live with Scott Melker on Friday Jan 12, 2024. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/01/2432m 16s

How Successful Was the First Day of BTC ETF Trading?

Ask two people and you'll get three answers. NLW explores the facts of the first day of trading and what it suggests about what happens next. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/01/2414m 37s

BITCOIN SPOT ETFS APPROVED! A New Era of Bitcoin Has Begun

NLW covers the WILD past few days getting to the moment we've all been waiting for. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/01/2424m 38s

How Much Will Flow Into BTC Post ETF Approval?

NLW explores the last minute questions surrounding the Bitcoin spot ETF. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/01/2415m 32s

The Fee War and the ETF Terrordome

Final S-1s show Bitcoin Spot ETF competitors competing aggressively around fees. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/01/2417m 0s

Why Stay in Crypto?

A reading of: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2024/01/03/stablecoins-can-help-fix-the-current-lending-market/ and https://twitter.com/CampbellJAustin/status/1742292350578090368
08/01/2411m 16s

The 5 Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

Recorded live with Scott Melker on Friday January 5th. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/01/2429m 39s

The Last Details Before Bitcoin Spot ETF Approval

NLW covers the last details as the crypto industry gets hyped for an anticipated ETF approval. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/01/2416m 39s

Did a Matrixport Report Really Send BTC Crashing?

And if it wasn't that, why did Bitcoin fall so much yesterday? NLW looks at market structure and narrative as ETF expectations heat up. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
04/01/2416m 2s

A Dangerous New Crypto Tax Policy Might Have Just Gone Into Effect

NLW covers the latest on 6050i, a provision from the 2021 infrastructure bill with major implications for the crypto industry. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
04/01/2415m 12s

Silbert Out at Grayscale; No 2nd Trial for SBF: The Biggest Crypto News from the Holiday Break

NLW recaps the biggest stories from the last week and a half, including Barry Silbert resigning from the board at Grayscale (clearing the path to an ETF conversion?) as well as the dubious DOJ decision to not pursue campaign finance charges against Sam Bankman-Fried. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
03/01/2417m 24s

2024: Bitcoin's Big Year

A reading of: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/12/20/tis-the-season-to-be-jolly-about-the-crypto-market-in-2024/ and https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/12/19/etfs-halving-upgrades-what-to-expect-with-bitcoin-next-year/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
24/12/2311m 8s

10 Crypto Predictions for 2024 [Part 2]

The second half of The Breakdown's review and aggregation of various reports and predictions for the coming year. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/12/2318m 50s

How Asia Will Shape the Next Crypto Bull Market

A reading of this piece by Serotonin's Amanda Cassatt https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/12/19/how-asia-drives-the-next-crypto-bull-market/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/12/2310m 8s

10 Crypto Predictions for 2024 [Part 1]

NLW aggregates a dozen plus end of year reports to come up with 10 consensus crypto predictions for 2024. Here's part 1! Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/12/2317m 10s

The Crypto Army Rallies!

As the anti-crypto army gets louder, the Crypto Army is rallying to the cause. Elizabeth Warren's latest tirades contain some chilling subtext.  Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/12/2316m 52s

BlackRock Bends The Knee on In-Kind Redemptions, Clearing ETF Approval Path

Was this the last step necessary for the anticipated mass wave of approvals in January? Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
20/12/2314m 32s

The SEC Confirms They're Never Going to Provide Crypto Guidance

It's no big shocker but it does open them up to some increased legal scrutiny. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/12/2316m 20s

The Changing Tides and Why BTC Is Heading to $50K

A reading of: https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2023/12/13/why-2023-is-like-2020-and-bitcoin-is-set-to-head-towards-50k/ and https://news.bloombergtax.com/tax-insights-and-commentary/irs-digital-assets-plan-would-be-a-setback-for-taxpayer-services
17/12/2310m 3s

What We Should Learn From the Ledger Exploit

NLW and Scott Melker talk about the most important events in crypto this week. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/12/2334m 43s

The Fed Has Officially Pivoted

Everything from the FOMC and why the market reaction is jubilant. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/12/2314m 53s

The Integration of Crypto and TradFi

As the Bitcoin Spot ETF gets closer and closer, NLW covers a number of stories relating to the growing integration of crypto into the mainstream financial system. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/12/2316m 22s

The Anti-Crypto Army Attacks via AML!

Elizabeth Warren's assault on the industry under the guise of cracking down on crime continues. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/12/2315m 30s

BTC Down, Jobs Up, Tether Working with OFAC?

A crypto-macro report to kick off your week. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
12/12/2316m 17s

What Drives BTC's Predictable Four Year Cylces?

A reading of: https://www.coindesk.com/business/2023/12/06/why-are-pros-craving-a-spot-bitcoin-etf/ and https://www.coindesk.com/markets/2023/12/06/bitcoin-and-the-predictability-of-crypto-market-cycles/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
10/12/238m 35s

BTC Up; Dimon Down: Crypto Turns a Corner

Recorded live with Scott Melker on Friday December 8, 2023. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/12/2332m 27s

Do Kwon Will Face US Justice

Do Kwon is reportedly to be extradited to the United States. Plus a roundup of this week's other important crypto news. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/12/2313m 58s

Jamie Dimon Tells US Government He Would Close Crypto Down

NLW argues that the anti-crypto army is grasping at straws and mounting a last offensive as their chance to help crypto die quickly dissipates. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
07/12/2314m 44s

One of Crypto's Biggest Congressional Allies Won't Seek Re-Election

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry, who has been instrumental in advancing crypto legislation, has decided he won't seek re-election next year. NLW discusses what's happening and what it means for crypto. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
07/12/2315m 11s

Bitcoin ROCKETS Past $43,000 - What's Driving It?

Bitcoin is on a TEAR, smashing up past the psychological barrier of $40,000 and then just continuing. NLW explores what's going on and what the prospects for more are. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/12/2315m 37s

Gensler's Dubious Legacy

A reading of ‘A Politician Masquerading as a Regulator’ – 3 Takeaways From Fortune's Gary Gensler Profile by Ben Schiller Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
03/12/238m 22s

The Crypto Market Comes Roaring Back

A look at the five most important stories in crypto this week. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/12/2328m 50s

Saylor Buys $600M More BTC as Proshares BITO Hits ATH in AUM

The tide has most definitely turned. NLW looks at a slew of institutional and investor news showing excitement is returning to crypto markets, and even examines how despite the Treasury's recent bluster, there appears to be more room to compromise than there was before. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/12/2316m 6s

The Treasury Department's Latest Power Grab Has Global Ramifications

The US Treasury department is asking for more power to go after bad actors in crypto in ways that many people believe represents a massive overreach with likely negative consequences for the role of the dollar in the world. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/12/2314m 52s

The European CBDC Debate Heats Up

Plus a broader look at CBDC efforts around the world. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
30/11/2314m 45s

Crypto Funds See Biggest Inflows Of 2023

Looking for evidence that a resolution with Binance is a positive thing? Digital asset funds saw their 9th straight week of inflows, and there biggest week overall this year. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
28/11/2313m 23s

Is CZ a Flight Risk? DOJ Says He Is

The crypto industry is getting used to the post-CZ, post-Binance settlement world. Is CZ a flight risk? Is this all just good for crypto? Might it even be good for Binance? Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
27/11/2316m 5s

CZ Guilty, Binance Settles Criminal Charges with the US Gov't

A major and dramatic conclusion to the Binance story. CZ is OUT and has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. Binance itself will face a $4.3B fine. BUT...it lives to fight another day. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/11/2313m 34s

The SEC Sues Kraken (Again?!)

10 months after settling with the regulator, the SEC is going after Kraken again. NLW explores the allegations and the crypto legal community's interpretation. Hint: more shots on goal to convince a judge tokens are securities. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/11/2312m 29s

A Primer on Argentina's New Pro-BTC President Javier Milei

Javier Milei has won the Argentine presidential election. What will it mean for the country's economy? Is he really as pro-Bitcoin as Twitter is making him out to be? NLW provides a primer. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/11/2316m 31s

Is the Bank Secrecy Act Unconsitutional?

A reading of a new essay and legal exploration from CoinCenter https://www.coincenter.org/its-time-to-have-the-conversation-is-the-bank-secrecy-act-unconstitutional/ Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/11/239m 19s

This Presidential Candidate Has a Crypto Plan That Includes "Code is Law"

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17th Vivek Ramaswamy introduced a thoughtful, comprehensive crypto plan. Will other candidates match him? Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/11/2315m 34s

Delay Ends Mass BTC Spot ETF Approval Dream

There was a very small window where the SEC could have approved all the Bitcoin Spot ETF applications at once. That window is now once again closed as one of the applicants was delayed. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/11/2314m 27s

Not the BTC Decoupling We Were Looking For

In the midst of an "everything rally" after a pleasant CPI surprise, BTC and crypto went the other direction. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/11/2313m 28s

With Latest CPI, the Fed Hiking Cycle Finally Appears Over

Before today's CPI numbers were released, markets were pricing in a 14% chance of one more rate hike. After the numbers were released, that number plummeted to zero. NLW catches up on the macro. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/11/2314m 3s

BTC Held By Institutional Products Hits ATH

Even before the formal approval of a Bitcoin spot ETF, Bitcoin funds have seen weeks and weeks of continuous inflows, reaching a new all-time high for BTC held in institutional funds. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/11/2314m 37s

Markets Surge as BlackRock Files ETH Spot ETF

The market return continues and the institutional narrative grows as BlackRock files their spot Ethereum ETF. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/11/2311m 28s

ETF Excitement Drives Bitcoin Past $36,000

NLW continues the bull recovery post SBF trial with an exploration of ETF excitement. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
10/11/2315m 58s

Is Circling Preparing for an IPO?

NLW looks at a number of stories that suggest the crypto industry is finally facing forward and looking to the future, almost exactly a year after FTX collapsed. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/11/2316m 27s

How Crypto Can Actually Move Past SBF

NLW wraps up coverage of the SBF trial with a recap of the conclusion and a discussion of community reactions. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/11/2316m 52s

SEC Is Reprimanded by Government Accountability Office (And It Could Lead to Lawsuits)

Today on The Breakdown, NLW discusses the end of SBF's testimony, some ETF updates, and the SEC being called out by the GAO. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/11/2320m 36s

SBF Gets Absolutely Buried in Cross-Examination

If the goal of the US prosecutor was to make Sam Bankman-Fried look like a liar, liar, pants on fire, boy were they successful. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/11/2321m 45s

How SBF's Testimony Tried to Contradict Caroline, Nishad and Gary

A look at SBF's testimony with his lawyers and how he set to counter the story presented by his former FTX colleagues Nishad Singh, Caroline Ellison, and Gary Wang. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
31/10/2320m 35s

Bitcoin and Freedom

A reading of Preston Pysh's "Bitcoin is Anti-Totalitarianism" https://bitcoinmagazine.com/legal/bitcoin-anti-totalitarianism Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
29/10/2313m 9s

SBF Testifies; WSJ Errors; Bitcoin Booms - The Top 5 Crypto Stories This Week

Recorded live with Scott Melker on Friday October 27, 2023 Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
28/10/2330m 38s

SBF Takes the Stand

SBF start testifying in his own defense. It .... did not go well. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
28/10/2316m 30s

Will the WSJ Retract Their Bogus Crypto Terror Financing Reporting?

Elliptic came out and said that the stats that the Wall Street Journal had used in their recent reporting around crypto terror financing -- which ended up being the centerpiece of a letter written by Elizabeth Warren and signed by 100+ members of Congress -- had been completely misinterpreted. Will the own up to the error? Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/10/2317m 6s

Oops! The BlackRock ETF Code IBTC Has Been Around Since August...

BTC markets this week have been sent in both directions around news that BlackRock's Bitcoin Spot ETF had a ticker on the DTCC (and then news that it was gone). It turns out, however, that the symbol had been there since August, and no one had noticed. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/10/2315m 53s

Bitcoin Up 100% in 2023, Hits Pre-Luna Crash Prices

Bitcoin made a massive move up on Monday evening, bringing with it the first taste of the very early bull market. NLW explores the drivers and interpretation. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
24/10/2314m 38s

Bitcoin $30k: Uptober is Back on the Menu!

Today NLW explores the recent price push about $30,000 and what it says about the state of the market. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/10/2316m 32s

Crypto Winter Is Over (Says Morgan Stanley)

NLW reads a new piece from Morgan Stanley about the seasons of crypto. https://www.morganstanley.com/articles/the-four-seasons-of-cryptocurrency-explained Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/10/2311m 33s

BTC Rallies, ETF Nudges Closer, and a Fresh Fraud Accusation

The Weekly Recap looks at the most important stories in crypto this week. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/10/2339m 7s

The SEC Drops the Ripple Case: How Big A Deal Is This?

NLW explains the latest moves from the SEC. Is their dropping of their case against Ripple Execs as bullish as it seems -- or is it just them gearing up for a different fight? Plus, NYAG sues Gemini, Genesis, DCG, Barry Silbert and Michael Moro. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/10/2313m 22s

The Latest Attack from Elizabeth Warren's Anti-Crypto Army

With extreme predictability, Senator Elizabeth Warren is using the horror of war in Israel/Gaza to bully a fairly unrelated crypto KYC bill through. NLW explores Warren's attempt and the crypto community's response. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/10/2314m 32s

BlockFi CEO and Former Colleague Continue the Crush of SBF's Defense

NLW covers the latest in the SBF trial, specifically looking at the testimony of former FTX Head of Engineering Nishad Singh and former BlockFi CEO Zach Prince. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/10/2318m 18s

Meet Bitcoin's New CMO: Larry Fink

In the wake of CoinTelegraph's oopsie fake news tweet about BlackRock's Bitcoin Spot ETF application being approved, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink took to Fox Business to talk about why they saw demand for crypto going up. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/10/2316m 2s

SEC Doesn't Appeal Grayscale Decision: What It Means

Today NLW catches up on the latest crypto news, including: The SEC decides not to appeal Grayscale decision Fake news Bitcoin Spot ETF California's Bitlicense - and more Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken: See what crypto can be - https://kraken.com/TheBreakdown Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/10/2313m 50s

What Jim Cramer Doesn't Get About Bitcoin

NLW looks at recent tradfi commentary from Jim Cramer and Paul Tudor Jones to help uncover what some traditional investors just don't get about this asset Featuring a reading of Ben Schiller's essay: https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/10/11/jim-cramer-doesnt-know-bitcoin/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/10/238m 34s

SBF Trial, ETF Progress, JPM Onyx Milestone: The Crypto Weekly Recap

NLW and Scott Melker cover the most important stories of the crypto week. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/10/2336m 7s

The Most Shocking Details of Caroline Ellison's Damning SBF Testimony

Caroline Ellison is the prosecutions star witness in the case against Sam Bankman-Fried, and after this week it's not hard to see why. NLW covers the most shocking details, including massive bribes to Chinese officials and more.  Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken Pro is the one-stop destination for pro traders - https://k.xyz/TheBreakdownPod Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/10/2319m 45s

Bitcoin Spot ETF Approval Incoming?

Today on The Breakdown, NLW catches up on everything that's NOT the SBF Trial, including promising news on the Bitcoin Spot ETF front, JPMorgan Onyx, and more. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken Pro is the one-stop destination for pro traders - https://k.xyz/TheBreakdownPod Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/10/2312m 11s

Crypto Industry Faces Terrorist Financing Accusations

In what was probably an inevitable turn, crypto critics are coming out of the woodwork to blame the Hamas massacre in part on funding via cryptocurrencies. NLW explores the argument and its counters, as well as provides a brief overview of the first day of Caroline Ellison's testimony at SBF's trial. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken Pro is the one-stop destination for pro traders - https://k.xyz/TheBreakdownPod Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/10/2314m 20s

Gary Wang and the Alameda Grift History

Turns out the grift was there from the beginning. Former FTX cofounder and CTO Gary Wang testified last week and earlier today about the way in which Alameda was privileged and how early the lies began. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken Pro is the one-stop destination for pro traders - https://k.xyz/TheBreakdownPod Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
10/10/2316m 41s

An Analyst Warns on TUSD, stUSDT, and Huobi/HTX

Respected analyst Dylan Leclair has recently put together a thread warning crypto market participants about some questions around TUSD, stUSDT and other assets surrounding Huobi/HTX. In the spirit of starting the next bull market cleaner than we left the last one, NLW presents the thread: https://twitter.com/DylanLeClair_/status/1709712204675555651 Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/10/239m 41s

Crypto's Biggest Ally Could Be the Next Speaker of the House

NLW and Scott Melker count down the five most important news stories of the week, including SBF Trial; Tom Emmer's potential to become Speaker of the House; ETH Futures ETF flop and more. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
07/10/2329m 27s

Macro Signals Are All Flashing Warnings

What the hell is going on with bond markets? Why are people buying less food? Is the Fed priced into more rate hikes? NLW explores all of this and more. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/10/2313m 8s

SBF Defense: "Blame Caroline! Also He's a Nerd."

NLW covers the first few days of the Sam Bankman-Fried trial, including the jury selection, opening statements, and first witnesses. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken Pro is the one-stop destination for pro traders - https://k.xyz/TheBreakdownPod Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/10/2317m 20s

A Leading Candidate for Next Speaker of the House is One of Crypto's Biggest Allies in D.C.

After the ouster of Kevin McCarthy, speaker pro tempore is crypto ally Patrick McHenry, and one of the consensus leaders to replace McCarthy permanently is current House whip and frequent crypto bill backer Tom Emmer. NLW also explains the latest "L" handed to the SEC around its Ripple case. Today's Sponsor: Kraken Kraken Pro is the one-stop destination for pro traders - https://k.xyz/TheBreakdownPod Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
04/10/2314m 15s

The Sam Bankman-Fried Trial Begins - Everything You Need to Know

As SBF's trial kicks off in New York, NLW covers: The charges The timeline of events that got us here The key witnesses Likely defense arguments Recent bankruptcy updates Trial timeline Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
03/10/2322m 45s

Bitcoin Pops As Uptober Returns

8 of the last 10 October's were green for Bitcoin. Can we expect the same this time around? NLW looks at some of the bullish catalysts, as well as watching the first day of trading for Ethereum Futures ETFs. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/10/2312m 29s

Where Crypto Has Product-Market Fit (And Where It Doesn't)

NLW reads "The Barrier to Mainstream Crypto Adoption Isn’t UX — It’s Product-Market Fit" by Li Jin. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/10/2311m 37s

ETH Futures ETFs Get Set to Trade as Government Shut Down Looms

On today's episode, NLW looks at a set of late breaking developments that could see ETH Futures ETF's trading next week, as well as the implications for crypto and the economy of a looming government shutdown. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
30/09/2312m 14s

The 5 Most Important Stories from Crypto This Week

A recap live with Scott Melker from Friday September 29th Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
29/09/2333m 3s

Congressional Republicans Lash Out At Gensler

There were some fireworks at the recent House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing. It's clear that Congressional Republicans have run out of patience for SEC Chair Gary Gensler and could begin using subpoena to compel more answers. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
29/09/2313m 8s

Chokepoint Across the Pond: Chase UK Says No Crypto Transactions

Chase UK has taken the extreme step of refusing to process crypto related transactions, they say as a measure to fight fraud. NLW also looks at the letter sent to SEC Chair Gary Gensler by a bipartisan group from the House Financial Services Committee pushing him to approve a Bitcoin spot ETF with haste. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
27/09/2314m 37s

Huobi Changes Name to HTX and Almost Immediately Gets Hacked

Today on The Breakdown it's a hackathon, with a set of high profile hacks happening over the weekend that show the continued challenging state of crypto custody and security. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
27/09/2315m 7s

ByBit Vacates United Kingdom as "Crypto Hub" Dreams Falter

When he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, British PM Rishi Sunak proclaimed that he wanted to make the UK a crypto hub. Now exchanges and brokers like PayPal and ByBit are leaving because of the unworkability of new regulations. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
25/09/2313m 49s

How the Crypto Investing Landscape Has Changed

A reading of Jeff Dorman's "What I Learned Managing a Crypto Fund for Five Years" https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/09/18/what-i-learned-managing-a-crypto-fund-for-five-years/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
24/09/2315m 13s

The Top Five Stories in Crypto This Week } SEC vs. Binance, Crypto Funds Raise and More

NLW looks at the top five stories in crypto this past week in a live conversation with Scott Melker. SEC vs. Binance Anti CBDC Legislation Advances Crypto Funds Raise SBF Parents No More Rate Hikes Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/09/2327m 8s

Could Oil and a Gov't Shutdown Screw Up Powell's Plans?

At the FOMC press conference, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell was asked about the economic factors that could impact rate policy. Two of the examples cited were oil and a potential government shutdown. In today's episode, NLW explores both of those macro challenges. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/09/2314m 18s

The Hawkish Halt: Why the Market Finally Believes "Higher for Longer"

Today NLW digs into the FOMC decision to keep rates consistent and explores why many are causing it a hawkish pause and recognizing that the Fed really is going to keep rates higher for longer. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/09/2313m 47s

Is the SEC About to Go Scorched Earth?

The head of the SEC's cyber unit has basically issued a warning saying the SEC isn't done yet and will be pursuing more action against exchanges and DeFi protocols. The crypto industry is wondering how far the SEC's resources really extend to fight legal battles on so many fronts. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
20/09/2312m 55s

Courts Hand SEC Half an L in Binance US Case

NLW catches up on the latest legal details of the SEC's battle against the zombie exchange Binance US. The judge recently denied an SEC request to compel Binance US to produce specific information, and NLW explores how big a deal it was and where it leaves things in the case now. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
20/09/2313m 39s

Anti-CBDC Bills Advance in Congress

One of the more surprising campaign issues of the 2024 election cycle, opposition to central bank digital currencies, is moving forward in Congress as two bills head for markup this week in the House Financial Services Committee. Also enforcement actions around new the new regulation regime in Hong Kong and Gemini files a response to DCG's-Genesis bankruptcy resolution proposal from last week. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
18/09/2312m 57s

Crypto Venture Funding is Down; But Bitcoin Building Continues

A reading of: https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2023/09/11/ai-is-killing-crypto-venture-capital-interest/  https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/a-bitcoin-maximalists-ode-to-ordinals Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/09/2312m 1s

The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

NLW counts the most important stories down: 5. Gensler Hearing 4. Binance Executive Departures 3. FTX Sales Begin 2. Stoner Cat Settlement 1. Fortress Loses Customer Funds; Is Acquired; Prompts New BTC-Only Trust from Swan and Bitgo Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/09/2314m 0s

How Impactful Will FTX Estate Selling Be on Crypto Markets?

The FTX estate has received approval to begin crypot asset liquidation, overseen by Galaxy. The speculation this week has all been about how much pressure it would put on market prices. NLW explores that, and catches up on 3AC's banning from Singapore. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/09/2312m 38s

Shockingly, Gary Gensler Doesn't Like Stoner Cats

The latest SEC action is a settlement with NFT project Stoner Cats. NLW discusses the community's response, which ranges from not-that-surprised to appalled at yet another example of unelected bureaucrats trying to expand their authority through enforcement. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/09/2314m 26s

The Senate Doesn't Seem to Care About Crypto Anymore

Another day, another set of high profile departures from Binance. NLW explores the latest news around the beleaguered exchange as well as community reactions. The show also looks at Gary Gensler's testimony before the Senate. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/09/2313m 4s

Ripple's Fortress Acquisition Shows the Brittleness of Crypto Infrastructure

On Friday Ripple announced that it was acquiring Fortress Trust. On Monday we learned that, counter to previous statements, a recent security incident at Fortress had caused the loss of customer funds. NLW explores wtf is going on and what it says about the state of the crypto industry. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
12/09/2314m 41s

Crypto 2023: Even Vitalik Is Getting Hacked

A look at the hack of Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin's Twitter account over the weekend, plus a catch up on a set of regulatory action from last week.
12/09/2312m 53s

Why the SEC Needs the Bitcoin Spot ETF

A reading of excerpts from: Who Needs a Bitcoin ETF? Actually, the SEC Does. - Bloomberg Bitcoin ETF Applications Are Bitcoin's Best Marketing Strategy - Tim Haldorsson Stop Thinking About 'Wins' or 'Losses' in the Bitcoin ETF Debate - David Ackerman Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
10/09/2310m 26s

Institutions Are Getting Ready for the Next Bull Market | Weekly Top Five

Covering the biggest stories of the week in discussion with Scott Melker: 1. Visa Stablecoin Settlement program expansion Solana  2. FASB accounting rule Change 3. Genesis Shuttering Trading desk / Coinbase institutional lending + Grayscale letter to SEC + Genesis suing DCG 4. ARK Van Eck Spot ETH ETF 5. CFTC + LBRY Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/09/2341m 11s

UPDATED: How Big A Deal Are The Changes to Crypto Accounting Standards?

The board that oversees corporate accounting standards has voted unanimously to change the way corporates account for cryptoassets on their balance sheets, and some argue it eliminates a major barrier to enterprise adoption. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/09/2312m 49s

The IMF Finally Realizes You Can't Ban Crypto

Today on The Breakdown, NLW looks at a new paper from the IMF and FSB that -- among other things -- acknowledges the un-reality of successfully banning crypto. Plus a look at the new privacy paper co-authored by Vitalik Buterin. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/09/2312m 24s

Visa Goes Deeper on Stablecoin Settlement

Yesterday Visa announced an expansion of their ability to settle cross-border transactions with USDC, adding support for the Solana blockchain. According to some, even the fintech folks who aren't interested in crypto are excited about it. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/09/2312m 43s

Beijing Bazooka: Why China Isn't Being More Aggressive As Economy Deteriorates

On a macro show, NLW explores how China's economic situation has been deteriorating; the highly targeted interventions from the Chinese government; and the discussion of why more aggressive tactics aren't being deployed to right the ship. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/09/2313m 21s

SEC Defeats, Binance Intrigue, and a Bitcoin Flop: The Biggest Stories of the Week

A new experiment, NLW and Scott Melker do a live rundown of the 5 most important events of the crypto week. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
03/09/2358m 39s

SEC Punts ETF Applications Till October

NLW catches up on the late week news including the SEC punting 7 ETF applications, the JOLTS and nonfarm payroll reports, and revised GDP estimates. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/09/2313m 16s

Judge In Uniswap Suit Says "Ask Congress, Not Me!"

A class action lawsuit against Uniswap has been dismissed with prejudice and the decision might have big implications for other ongoing crypto cases. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
31/08/2312m 25s

What's Going On with the SEC's Sealed Binance Filings?

As everyone celebrated the SEC's upset in the Grayscale lawsuit, the Commission was quietly filing sealed documents in their lawsuit against Binance. NLW explores the community's theories around what those documents might represent. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
30/08/2311m 58s

BREAKING: Grayscale Wins Lawsuit Against SEC!

A DC Circuit Court has decided in favor of Grayscale in their lawsuit against the SEC, calling the decision to deny GBTC's conversion to a Bitcoin Spot ETF "arbitrary and capricious."  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
29/08/2314m 13s

The Treasury's Broker Definition Could Crush US Crypto

On Friday the US Treasury and the IRS dropped a 300-page guidance on crypto tax policy, including an updated of "broker" that some say could threaten the very fundamentals of decentralized finance in the United States. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
28/08/2315m 0s

Crypto: It's So Over. We're So Back.

On LRS, NLW reads excerpts from and analyses: How PayPal Upended the Crypto Debate in Washington D.C. - John Rizzo The End of the End of Crypto - Daniel Kuhn Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
27/08/238m 8s

The Continued Fallout of the Tornado Cash Arrests

On this edition of the Weekly Recap, NLW looks at: More community reactions around the Tornado Cash arrests The latest updates from Binance Bitfinex up and running in Turkey Circle adds 6 new chains to USDC Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/08/2313m 35s

Markets Shrug Off Predictable Powell at Jackson Hole

Today on The Breakdown, NLW examines Nvidia's massive earnings report as well as Powell's Jackson Hole speech, which, far from last year's shock, was almost exactly as expected. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/08/2312m 46s

Tornado Cash Arrests: Attack on Terrorism or Attack on Privacy?

The US Government has arrested one of the founders of Tornado Cash and is on the hunt for another. NLW examines the community's reaction, and the discussion of whether it's an action more about chilling privacy tech than it is about actually preventing terrorism financing. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
24/08/2312m 39s

WSJ Says Binance Facing Trouble Over Sanctions Violations

Something serious or just more FUD? NLW explores the latest dustup around Binance, as well as speculation around why the price of BNB has wobbled of late. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/08/2314m 37s

The Next Phase of Stablecoin Competition Begins As Coinbase Invests In Circle

Today on The Breakdown, NLW looks at the rearrangement of the arrangement between Circle and Coinbase. The Centre Consortium is being dissolved and Coinbase is investing in Circle directly. The show also features a macro update on bonds and China. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/08/2313m 33s

"The SEC Is Floundering"

That's the assessment of one lawyer working currently with Gemini. On today's episode, NLW looks at the SEC's motion to appeal in the Ripple case, Coinbase's international trading data, and SBF's request to not be in jail so much. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/08/2313m 28s

What Progressives Should Understand About Crypto

A reading of "What progressives get wrong when it comes to crypto" by Sheila Warren and Justin Slaughter. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
20/08/2311m 50s

Tornado Cash Sanctions Upheld In Court

One of the legal challenges to the Department of Treasury's putting Tornado Cash on the sanctions list has been defeated. NLW also does a broader crypto legal roundup. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/08/2311m 27s

Why Bitcoin Just Flash Crashed

Was it SpaceX news? Evergrande bankruptcy? Macro Fed minutes? Or just good ol' fashioned leverage? NLW explores Thursday's crypto flash crash and what it says about where we are in the cycle. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
18/08/2314m 31s

A Primer on China's Current Economic Turmoil

China has posted some troubling economic data of late, leading many macro commentators to call attention to the concerning developments. In today's episode, NLW provides a primer on the past few years of wobbles, issues in the real estate sector, and the CCP's lack of good options. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
18/08/2317m 46s

Coinbase Launches Crypto Policy Coalition as FDIC Warns of Crypto Dangers to Banks

On today's episode, NLW looks at the FDIC declaring crypto one of the year's top threats to banks. Coinbase has also launched a new advocacy coalition to push for crypto policy outcomes. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/08/2312m 9s

Why A Pro-Bitcoin, Anti-Central Bank Economist Just Won Argentina’s Presidential Primary

Javier Milei shocked the world with an upset win in Argentina's presidential primary this week. NLW provides some background on the context in which the outspoken pro-Bitcoin, anti-Central Bank candidate has come to lead the polls. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/08/2316m 52s

A Flurry of Amicus Briefs in Coinbase vs. SEC

Everyone from blockchain lobbyists to Senators to an esteemed group of academic legal experts have filed amicus briefs in the Coinbase vs. SEC case. NLW breaks it down, along with news that SBF's bail has been revoked. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribe to the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/08/2314m 31s

The Bitcoin Genie Isn't Going Back in the Bottle

A reading of a 2019 Nic Carter classic: "The Cat is Out of the Bag: Bitcoin is everyone’s problem now" Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/08/2316m 43s

The Massive Significance of the PayPal Stablecoin

A reading of Stablecoins Can Keep the Dollar the World’s Reserve Currency - Brian Brooks, Charles Calomiris PayPal’s Stablecoin Is a Watershed Moment for Finance - Austin Campbell Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
12/08/2313m 22s

Why Post Malone Is Against CBDCs

On today's week catch up: Post Malone and Rogan discuss CBDCs; SEC to appeal Ripple and more. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/08/2313m 39s

Will Coinbase's Launch of BASE Ignite the Crypto Builders?

Coinbase has launched BASE to much fanfare and excitement. The skeptics ask how much it will be about memecoins and speculation vs real utility, but even they're not enough to dampen enthusiasm. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
10/08/2314m 2s

Did the Fed Just Institutionalize Operation Choke Point 2.0?

On the same day that bitcoin surged more than 3%, the Federal Reserve released some new guidance for banks it regulates around interacting with crypto and stablecoins. Does this clear a path for more active engagement or is it just codifying Operation Choke Point 2.0's pressure on banks to stay away from the sector. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/08/2314m 5s

PayPal's Stablecoin is the (Second) Biggest Crypto News Story of the Year

In today's episode, NLW dives deep on PayPal's Announcement, which he argues forms a matched pair with BlackRock's spot BTC ETF application as the key events in the most important trend of this bear market. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/08/2314m 37s

Crypto and the Major Questions Doctrine

Coinbase argues that crypto is a "major question" that requires Congress to explicitly authorize the SEC to oversee. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
07/08/2313m 48s

How Stablecoins Could Save the Dollar's Global Reserve Role

On this Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads: Pass the Stablecoin Bill Now - Austin Campbell Stablecoins: A Potential Counter to Dedollarization - Yiannis Giokas Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/08/2310m 31s

Worldcoin Iris Scanning Shut Down in Kenya

On this edition of the Weekly Recap, NLW looks at Worldcoin's issues in Kenya; the NYT's weird defense of SBF's leaking of Caroline Ellison's journal; guilty pleas from the Bitfinex hacker and more. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/08/2314m 26s

A Primer on LK-99

LK-99 has captured the world's attention for its promise of room-temperature superconductivity. But what does that even mean? NLW provides an overview and primer. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
04/08/2317m 57s

Binance: Too Big to Jail

Semafor is reporting that the DoJ is exploring options other than a full criminal complaint against CZ and Binance for fear that it would cause a bank run that could harm consumers. Is Binance now too big to [j]ail? Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
03/08/2312m 19s

Is the US Credit Rating Downgrade a Nothingburger?

NLW explores a range of reactions to Fitch's decision to downgrade US sovereign debt from AAA to AA+ from the political responses to the market response to the shoulder shrug of people who don't think it's really possible to compare the US to anyone else. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/08/2315m 39s

Tether Holds More US Government Debt Than Australia

A look at the latest Tether reserve attestation, plus an update on the Curve hack and a new court ruling that rejects the Torres Doctrine from the Ripple vs. SEC case. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/08/2313m 16s

Is DeFi Too Dangerous?

NLW explores the $47m hack that occurred over the weekend, and contextualizes it in the larger trends and patterns of DeFi exploits. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
31/07/2316m 38s

The Boring-ification of the Crypto Narrative

A reading of: A Crypto Truce Emerges Between Fraud and Revolution - Aaron Brown Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
30/07/239m 46s

Operation Choke Point 2.0 Comes for Crypto Auditing

The latest target of SEC animosity is *checks notes* auditors?! On this edition of the Weekly Recap, NLW covers the SEC's auditing warning; an AML bill passage; Binance asking for CFTC suit to be dismissed; Sequoia reducing their crypto fund size. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
29/07/2313m 18s

A Combative, Contentious Hearing Moves Stablecoin Legislation Forward

Crypto's big policy week continued with the House Financial Services Committee advancing stablecoin legislation after a torturous 12-hour markup session. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
28/07/2315m 10s

A Historic Day for Crypto Policy

It was the first time that standalone Crypto legislation has made it out of the committee process. NLW covers the House Financial Services Committee markdown for the crypto market structure bill, including some tense moments and the defection of 6 (young) Democrats to vote to advance the legislation. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
28/07/2314m 50s

Fed Raises Rates to 22 Year High and Says No Recession Is Coming

The Federal Reserve has again raised interest rates -- this time to a 22-year high. NLW explores the discussion around the raise and why market observers are moving back to watching real economic data rather than Fed whispering. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
26/07/2313m 34s

Will the SEC Appeal the Ripple Decision?

NLW looks at the SEC's hints around a potential Ripple appeal, plus more around Worldcoin and SBF behaving badly. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
25/07/2313m 32s

Worldcoin: Good Faith Global UBI Effort or Dystopian Dumpster Fire?

Worldcoin is live and the crypto community has feelings. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
25/07/2321m 27s

Crypto Custody: The Frontlines of Operation Choke Point 2.0

A two-part Long Reads Sunday on crypto custody and the fallout of crypto's regulatory battles. Reading: Not All Crypto Custody Is Created Equal - Chen Fang Why Nasdaq Backing Out of Custody Is Bad, Bad News for Crypto - Daniel Kuhn Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/07/2311m 49s

Is FedNow a Trojan Horse for a CBDC?

On this edition of the Weekly Recap, NLW looks at the Federal Reserve's launch of FedNow and explores the community discussion of whether it amounts to a Trojan Horse for an eventual central bank digital currency. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/07/2312m 36s

A Soft DeFi Ban in the USA?

This week saw a number of crypto-related legislation introduced in Congress -- sometimes as amendments to other important bills. NLW breaks down why some think at least one of them amounts to a soft DeFi ban in the US. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/07/2315m 16s

Gary Gensler's Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Month

SEC Chair Gensler is being assailed on all sides from Democrats and Republicans alike -- and not just about his crypto policies! NLW breaks down the news and asks what it means as we move into election season. Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
20/07/2314m 17s

Have We Turned A Corner in Bitcoin and Crypto Startup Funding?

This week has seen multiple 9-figure crypto funds announced. A metaverse company also raised a monster $54 m round. Finally, Wolf has opened up applications for its third cohort. NLW argues why the bitcoin and crypto funding space feels to have finally turned a corner. ** Today's Episode Sponsored By: In Wolf's Clothing -- The first startup accelerator exclusively for Bitcoin and Lightning startups -- Applications for Cohort 3 open NOW -- https://wolfnyc.com/apply ** Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/07/2312m 58s

Binance Cuts Thousands of Jobs (But Adds Lightning Network Support!)

Today on The Breakdown, NLW covers the latest from Binance, including reports from WSJ and CNBC that the company has cut more than 1000 roles and could be headed towards even further cuts. Binance has also followed through on their promise to add support for the Lightning Network. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
18/07/2312m 50s

The Relentless Convergence of TradFi and Digital Assets feat. Sergey Nazarov

Today, NLW is joined by Chainlink's Sergey Nazarov to discuss the massive convergence of the traditional financial world and the web 3/digital assets space. They discuss the broader themes, as well as Chainlink's new Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol, which is being tested by SWIFT, BNY Mellon, Citi and more. Find our guest online: https://twitter.com/SergeyNazarov Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/07/2323m 52s

Rep. Ritchie Torres Calls for Investigation Into SEC Chair Gary Gensler

The SEC "is acting like an overzealous traffic cop arbitrarily ticketing drivers while keeping the speed limit a secret." - Rep. Ritchie Torres On today's Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads: Ryan Selkis - Theses for the Second Half of 2023 https://twitter.com/twobitidiot/status/1678726013600104448?s=20 Rep. Ritchie Torres - Investigate Gary Gensler https://twitter.com/RepRitchie/status/1679534903661301761 Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/07/2313m 2s

A Complete Breakdown of the Charges Against Celsius' Alex Mashinsky

Former Celsius CEO Alex Mashinsky was arrested this week. NLW explores the complete list of charges against him. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/07/2315m 37s

Judge Hands SEC a Massive Loss Denying Theory That Tokens Are Always Securities

The judge has handed a summary decision in the Ripple-SEC case, and while it was a mixed decision, the reality is that the SEC's position is much weaker today than it was yesterday. NLW runs down the ruling and what people think the implications might be.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/07/2319m 15s

Lummis-Gillibrand Reintroduce Landmark Crypto Legislation

Last year the Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act set the template for comprehensive crypto legislation. Now, the act has been reintroduced but there are some changes the community doesn't love. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/07/2315m 10s

Lowest Inflation in 2 Years

CPI comes in lower than expected, leading to expectations that the doves in the FOMC will have more influence to halt interest rate hikes in forthcoming meetings. NLW also covers the Bank for International Settlements latest antagonistic crypto report. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/07/2314m 15s

Senators Question Prometheum's Ties to CCP

NLW covers the latest in the Prometheum saga as Senator Tommy Tuberville and a handful of others have sent a letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler and others asking for an investigation around Prometheum's recent Congressional testimony and their alleged ties to the Chinese Communist Party. Also, is "dox to earn" the new narrative?  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/07/2315m 6s

Lawyers See Weakness in SEC's Response to Coinbase

Late on Friday, the SEC responded to Coinbase's motion to dismiss the SEC's lawsuit against them. In many ways it's just a rehashing of arguments they've previously made, but the crypto legal core doesn't seem impressed with the SEC's arguments (or caselaw precedent).  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/07/2315m 54s

Why the Recession Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

A reading of Alex Kruger's thread: https://twitter.com/krugermacro/status/1675989375765852160?s=46&t=5Nl1EhwpFOmRdaVNr7DApg Full report from Asgard Markets https://www.asgardmarkets.com/post/the-big-picture Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/07/2311m 2s

Lawsuit Time! Winklevoss and Gemini Sue DCG and Barry Silbert

So much for amicable resolution. After publically threatening a lawsuit earlier in the week, Gemini and their co-CEO Winklevoss twins have filed a lawsuit against DCG and Barry Silbert personally around the Genesis bankruptcy and their accusations of fraud.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/07/2314m 3s

Binance Execs Race for the Exits

Fortune dropped a bombshell on Thursday, reporting that numerous executives had left Binance in a very short period of time. While all those execs tweeted that there was nothing conspiratorial or scandalous in their departures, the community isn't convinced.    Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
07/07/2313m 21s

BlackRock's Larry Fink Gives a Laser-Eyed Bitcoin Interview

On Wednesday, July 5th, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink gave an interview on Fox that made clear that the Bitcoin ETF initiative was coming all the way from the top. NLW analyses the community reaction and argues that it's all even more significant than the hype suggests.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/07/2313m 29s

Gemini's Furious Open Letter Threatens to Sue DCG and Barry Silbert

On the eve of the July 4th holiday, Gemini's Cameron Winklevoss published an open letter accusing Barry Silbert and DCG of fraud and demanding they accept terms or face litigation. NLW covers the letter and the community's reaction.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/07/2313m 44s

Crypto Continues Its Pushback on Washington D.C.

Today on The Breakdown, NLW continues coverage of the crypto industry's growing push back against the SEC and overreaching politicians. The show examines the SEC's price-shocking claim on Friday that ETF applications were inadequate, as well as a new motion to dismiss an SEC lawsuit from Bittrex.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
03/07/2312m 32s

The Failure of Gary Gensler

As the crypto industry takes the fight to the SEC, a reading of Gary Gensler Failed the U.S. Crypto Industry, and So Has Congress Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/07/239m 41s

Crypto Goes On Offense as the Legal Tide Begins to Turn

The crypto industry is officially bringing the fight to regulators. Coinbase has filed a motion to dismiss the SEC's lawsuit against them, while the Blockchain Association is arguing that SEC Chair Gary Gensler should recuse himself from all crypto enforcement actions.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/07/2312m 35s

A Recap of the Prime Trust Saga

Today on The Breakdown, NLW catches up on the Prime Trust saga which came to a head this week. He also looks at the latest in Bitcoin ETF applications and Michael Saylor and Microstrategy's latest big BTC buy. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
30/06/2312m 5s

Summer Startup Series on Bitcoin Builders

The Breakdown is off for a few days this week, but over on Bitcoin Builders things are hot with the Summer Startup Series. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, NLW is profiling a different startup from the first In Wolf's Clothing Cohort, including a bitcoin-powered gaming tournament company, a popular and scaling lightning wallet, and an exchange app seeking to bring Bitcoin values to Bitcoin trading.  Check out Bitcoin Builders: https://pod.link/1680067216 Learn more about The Breakdown Network: https://breakdown.network/
28/06/235m 54s

The State of CBDCs

NLW checks in on the latest in central bank digital currencies.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
27/06/2312m 55s

BlackRock SchmackRock: For Emerging Markets, Bitcoin Means More than Gains

Today on Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads Noelle Acheson's "Why the Biggest Emerging Markets Are Turning to Crypto."   Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
25/06/239m 0s

The Institutions Come Roaring Back to Crypto

The theme of the last few weeks has been the institutional return to crypto. NLW fills in the gaps and puts the move in context.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
24/06/2313m 51s

The Value Prop - Digital Asset Use Cases with Rebecca Rettig

Rebecca Rettig is the Chief Policy Officer at Polygon Labs and recently spearheaded The Value Prop -- a new project creating a database of digital asset use cases.  APOLOGIES FOR POOR NLW AUDIO - WE HAD A RIVERSIDE MISHAP!  Read the announcement here: https://twitter.com/RebeccaRettig1/status/1669327966503829506 Check out the Value Prop https://thevalueprop.io/ Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/06/2323m 38s

The Bear Market is Over with Dan Tapiero

Dan Tapiero has deployed more than a billion dollars into growth stage digital asset companies in the last few years. He's also convinced that the bear market is over. In this conversation, he and NLW discuss the narrative resilience of crypto with institutional investors; why companies are looking global, and more.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/06/231h 5m

Bitcoin SMASHES Through $30,000 As Institutional Excitement Returns

Bitcoin is up above $30,000 and the return of the institutional narrative is driving it. NLW explores the good and bad.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/06/2313m 6s

Do Kwon Goes To Jail

On this episode of crypto shennanigans, Do Kwon sentenced to four months for fake passport; ZachXBT raises $1M to fight lawsuit; Sam still going on trial in October (despite viral tweets saying otherwise).  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
20/06/2314m 30s

Does Anyone Care About Tether's Chinese Paper?

On today's episode, NLW looks at the (non) reaction of the crypto community to news that Tether held Chinese bank debt in 2021. The show also covers reactions to the Binance-SEC hearing last week.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/06/2314m 29s

Are Memecoins Silly Fun or an Existential Grift?

On Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads The Memecoin Grift and How It Threatens Ethereum Culture by Dr. Paul J. Dylan-Ennis Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/06/2310m 23s

The Prometheum WTF: Is This an SEC Grift Just to Mess Up Crypto Legislation?

This is truly one of the weirdest stories in crypto this year. Today NLW dives deep on Prometheum, a company that only showed up on most people's radar this week when their CEO inexplicably testified before Congress. Was it all a big SEC Grift? Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/06/2316m 5s

Is BlackRock's Bitcoin ETF Application A Political Message?

World's largest asset manager BlackRock has filed for a Bitcoin spot ETF. They've been approved for 575 out of their last 576 ETF applications. Given that there are no indications that the SEC has changed its tune on spot ETFs, the industry is left asking: what does Larry Fink know that we don't? Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/06/2314m 50s

The Fed Pauses For The First Time In 15 Months (But Don't Call It A "Pause"!)

For the first time since this hiking cycle began, the Fed has chosen not to raise interest rates. NLW explores how they're trying to control the narrative around it, and what markets think is actually going on behind the scenes.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/06/2313m 49s

Hinman Emails Show SEC Just Making It Up As It Goes Along

Yesterday three consequential legal events happened. Former SEC officer Bill Hinman's emails were released; the SEC was forced to respond to Coinbase; and Binance had their hearing on the SEC's emergency asset freeze request. NLW covers all of the important details.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/06/2315m 47s

A Massive Day For Crypto in the Courts

Today in Federal Courts: the Hinman docs get unsealed in Ripple vs. SEC; SEC has to respond to Coinbase; and Binance US in court around SEC request to freeze assets. Plus the new #FireGary bill introduced by Congressional Republicans.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/06/2316m 20s

The Altcoin Apocalypse: Understanding Crypto's Weekend Crash

Late Friday night/early Saturday morning, the crypto markets started puking, with a handful of altcoins crashing by more than 20% in a single 15 minute candle. On today's episode, NLW explores what happened and why.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
12/06/2314m 30s

The SEC's Crypto Legal Battles Aren't Easy

On this Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads: The New Crypto Bill Gary Gensler Doesn’t Want You to Know About - David Z Morris The SEC Has Started an All-In Political Battle Over Crypto - Michael J Casey Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/06/2313m 4s

TradFi Wants To Run Crypto

Operation Chokepoint 2.0 hasn't stopped savvy tradfi investors from smelling an opportunity. This week, revealing and emblematic comments from the leader of Soros' funds show how tradifitional financiers are seeing opportunity in the carnage.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
10/06/2313m 43s

A Crypto Custodian Becomes the Latest Casualty

BitGo has agreed to buy Prime Trust as the crypto custodian becomes the latest casualty of the bear market (and the government's assault on the industry). Binance is also pulling fiat rails from the US in advance of their hearing next Tuesday. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
09/06/2310m 22s

Before Suing Them, Gary Gensler Once Offered to Be A Binance Advisor

Binance has alleged that Gary Gensler previously offered to be an advisor to the company. They say that this means that he should recuse himself from any proceedings having to do with Binance. Meanwhile the SEC says, basically, that CZ used Binance US like a personal piggy bank. It's messy out there, folks.    Are we at the SEC Crypto endgame? This week the regulator has sued Binance and Coinbase and made it clear they want crypto gone from America. Unfortunately for them, the industry isn't backing down.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
08/06/2312m 33s

The Crypto Community's Defiant Reaction to Gensler's Coinbase Lawsuit

Are we at the SEC Crypto endgame? This week the regulator has sued Binance and Coinbase and made it clear they want crypto gone from America. Unfortunately for them, the industry isn't backing down.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
07/06/2317m 37s

Ban By Enforcement: The SEC Sues Binance and Coinbase

Yesterday the SEC sued Binance and CZ. Today, the SEC sued Coinbase. As Blockchain Association's Jake Chervinsky put it, it's pretty clear that SEC Chair Gensler is going for a strategy of "banning by enforcement."  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
06/06/2316m 30s

The Most Important Crypto Bill of 2023

On Friday, the chairs of the House Financial Services Committee and the Agriculture Committee shared draft legislation that is meant to comprehensively deal with the thorniest issues of crypto regulation, including securities-commodities designation. NLW gives a 101 on what the bill says, and what comes next.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
05/06/2318m 12s

Bitcoin Prehistory and A Warren Buffett AI Bot

On this week's Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads two pieces by Byron Gilliam: Crypto's family tree Will the next Warren Buffett be an AI bot? Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
04/06/2314m 1s

DoJ Says SBF's Request to Dismiss Charges Are Dumb (Basically)

Today on the Weekly Recap, the latest out of the FTX bankruptcy and Sam Bankman-Fried's request to drop charges, plus Binance out of Australia and the CFTC getting more involved in crypto markets.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
03/06/2311m 21s

Is A Fed Pause (Finally) Coming?

On today's episode, NLW digs into the macro landscape. Specifically he looks at how tightness in the labor market has justified continued Fed tightening, but why the numbers aren't telling as clear a story as they once were.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
02/06/2312m 50s

Wait, Crypto Caused the Fentanyl Crisis?!

Today on The Breakdown, NLW looks at the latest assinine argument about crypto from Senator Elizabeth Warren, as well as digging into the finalized debt deal, MiCA and more. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
01/06/2312m 49s

Is China Coming Back to Crypto?

China's crypto policies appear to be shifting. From bans on trading and mining in 2021 to this year encouraging state run banks to offer crypto companies in Hong Kong banking accounts, a change is in the air. On this episode, NLW looks at a recent Web 3 paper from Beijing and Hong Kong's new exchange rules.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
31/05/2315m 44s

Debt Ceiling Deal Gives Unlimited Debt Till 2025

Today on The Breakdown, NLW wraps up the macro story that has dominated discourse for the last month.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
31/05/2314m 6s

Can Bitcoin Avoid the Partisan Curse?

On this episode of Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads "DeSantis and the Growing Culture War Around Bitcoin" by Daniel Kuhn.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
27/05/2311m 43s

The Tornado Cash Lawsuit Advances

Today on The Breakdown, NLW covers: Tornado Cash lawsuit and hack The latest in Ledger The Debt Ceiling debate nears a conclusion Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
27/05/2315m 44s

Presidential Candidate Ron DeSantis Pledges to Protect Bitcoin

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced his presidential campaign formally last night on a Twitter spaces with Elon Musk. During the conversation he discussed Bitcoin, including why he thinks it's important and why he'll protect it as president. On today's episode, NLW looks at Bitcoin's history with presidents and presidential candidates.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
25/05/2316m 6s

Hong Kong Opens For Crypto Business

One of the surprising twists of this crypto cycle is the US closing down to crypto and Hong Kong (and the Chinese powers behind it) opening back up. In this episode, NLW looks at Hong Kongs new crypto exchange rules as well as Coinbase's response to the SEC's response to its lawsuit.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
24/05/2315m 35s

Reuters Says Binance Commingled Funds, But Is It Just More FUD?

After FTX, the industry's guard is up when it comes to exchanges behaving badly. Reuters today published a piece saying that Binance had commingled user funds in 2020 and 2021. Binance strenuously denied the claims and called it just more FUD. Who has the right of it? The show also covers an update in the DCG case.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
23/05/2314m 23s

Biden Defaulting on the Debt to Own the Crypto Bros?

On today's episode, NLW digs into the acrimonious debt ceiling debates, including the way in which crypto has recently become yet another partisan football.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
22/05/2315m 42s

Why Ordinals and BRC20 Tokens are Driving Bitcoin Layer 2 Development

Bitcoin has been experiencing much higher-than-normal fees of late, driven by Ordinal inscriptions and BRC-20 token memecoin mania. On this Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads two essays that explore how they're driving layer 2 development. Frogs, Fevers and Fees: Bitcoin’s New Governance Challenge - Michael Casey As Bitcoin Scales, We Need Better Custodial Solutions - George Kaloudis  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
21/05/2312m 27s

Crypto Wins A Key Battle in its War with the SEC

On this edition of the weekly recap, NLW covers: Ledger turmoil Stablecoin reserve shifts Binance out in Australia  Binance total market share dips below 50% SEC says Filecoin is a security Judge rules Hinman emails can't be locked Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
20/05/2315m 8s

Crypto Allies Introduce Securities Clarity Act

Congressional Blockchain Caucus leaders Tom Emmer (R) and Darren Soto (D) have introduced the Securities Clarity Act, which is designed to ...well...give clarity on what tokens are securities and when. The crypto community has heralded it as simple, common sense, and potentially hugely positively impactful.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
19/05/2315m 34s

Will the US Default on Its Debt? Circle Ditches Treasuries and Tether Buys BTC

Oh the irony. For most of the last few years, the US political establishment has been concerned about the risk that stablecoins might have for the mainstream financial system. This year, however, it's been the mainstream financial system wreaking havoc on stablecoins. On today's episode, NLW discusses Circle's move from longer-dated Treasuries to repo agreements, as well as Tether's new Bitcoin purchase plan.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
18/05/2317m 0s

Ledger Recover Announcement Leads to Massive Crypto Uproar

Ledger announced a new program yesterday called "Ledger Recover" that has people feeling confused, betrayed, and angry. NLW explores what the uproar is about and what it says about the start of self-custody and self-sovereign values in the crypto industry.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
17/05/2319m 16s

SEC Finally Responds to Coinbase Lawsuit

After ignoring a Coinbase request for rulemaking for 10 months, Coinbase sued the SEC, compelling a judge to compell the SEC to respond. In 36 pages of legalese, the SEC effectively said "we don't have to move any faster than we want and regulation by enforcement is fine."  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
16/05/2316m 40s

Binance Says "Bye" To Canada

On today's episode, NLW looks at Binance's troubled history with the Great White North, and explores to what extent their exit from Canada is a story about Binance or a story about Canada. Also Quadriga CX is finally returning to creditors at 13c on the dollar.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
15/05/2314m 30s

The Utter Folly of Biden's Proposed Bitcoin Mining Tax

Today on Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads Nic Carter's "The White House’s Bitcoin Mining Tax Undermines Itself"   Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
14/05/2311m 42s

The IRS Says FTX Owes HOW Much!?

Today on The Breakdown its FTX's Insane tax bill and why 2022 won't leave us alone. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
13/05/2314m 37s

Chamber of Commerce Says “The SEC’s actions are not just harmful policy; they are unlawful.”

On today's Breakdown, NLW catches up on:  A number of amicus briefs filed in support of Coinbase's lawsuit against the SEC The Chamber of Commerce joins the fight Reps McHenry and Huizenga pen another letter to SEC demanding information Brad Sherman blasts GBTC in letter to SEC  DCG-Genesis in mediation after deal falls apart Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
12/05/2316m 5s

Congressional Gaslighting: For Crypto, the Partisan Ship Has Sailed

Another week, another crypto hearing, and this time the Democrats handed out talking points. NLW discusses how partisan the discourse around crypto and Bitcoin are becoming and assesses whether it is likely to be a winning political strategy.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
11/05/2316m 16s

The 3 Blockers to Powell's Soft Landing

We got our report card today! Inflation surprised to the downside, coming in at 4.9%. NLW explores the reaction and why Powell still has three big barriers to getting his soft landing, including, notably, the debt ceiling negotiations.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW
10/05/2315m 29s

The Next Big Crypto Battle

..it's not BRC20. (At least not yet). Nope, it's the SEC's custody rule which is yet another attempt at a de-facto crypto ban through legal wrangling. The crypto industry, however, is not having it.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW “The Breakdown” is written, produced and hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW. Research is by Scott Hill. Editing is by Rob Mitchell and Kyle Barbour-Hoffman. Our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach.
09/05/2317m 11s

Binance Says Lightning Support is Coming After Halting Withdrawals Around Bitcoin Fees

A busy weekend around the crypto space. On today's episode, NLW covers: Tl;DR on BRC-20 Binance halting withdrawals and announcing support for Lightning DOJ targeting Binance around sanctions? NYAG introduces even more sweeping crypto legislation Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW “The Breakdown” is written, produced and hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW. Research is by Scott Hill. Editing is by Rob Mitchell and Kyle Barbour-Hoffman. Our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach.
08/05/2318m 46s

The Global Role of Bitcoin

On this week's Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads: Reviving Argentina's Economy: Dollarization and Bitcoin as Catalysts for Change - Carlos Cardenas  The Fall of Bitcoin in the Central African Republic: Why This Legal Tender Experiment Failed - Jonathan Buck Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW “The Breakdown” is written, produced and hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW. Research is by Scott Hill. Editing is by Rob Mitchell and Kyle Barbour-Hoffman. Our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach.
07/05/2311m 51s

The End of Consensus Reality with Jon Askonas

One of the jarring but regular experiences of modern life is discovering that someone, perhaps even someone close to you, sees the world and the events that happened in it in a wildly different way from what your perception tells you happened. It can feel like we're all living in completely different realities.   More and more, argues Catholic University Professor Jon Askonas, we are living in different realities. Jon is currently in the midst of a set of long-form explorations about the end of consensus reality for the New Atlantis journal. They explore how the internet came to fracture the perception of a common shared reality that was, it turns out, an artifact of a high centralized media apparatus during the 20th century.   What lies on the other side of the end of consensus reality is the question. Is it a bad thing, or simply different? Will it necessarily engender new institutions? These are the questions Jon and NLW explore on today's episode. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW “The Breakdown” is written, produced and hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW. Research is by Scott Hill. Editing is by Rob Mitchell and Kyle Barbour-Hoffman. Our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach.
06/05/2340m 38s

Venmo and Stripe Ramp Up on Crypto While Coinbase and Gemini Look Offshore

In this Friday edition of the Weekly Recap, NLW looks at the key events this week, including: Biden's DAME tax Coinbase and Gemini opening offshore derivatives exchanges  Court orders SEC to respond to Coinbase's lawsuit Venmo and Strip expand crypto offerings Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW “The Breakdown” is written, produced and hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW. Research is by Scott Hill. Editing is by Rob Mitchell and Kyle Barbour-Hoffman. Our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach.
05/05/2315m 3s

Regional Bank Turmoil Accelerates as Fed Raises Again with "Hawkish Pause" on Horizon

First Republic failed this week. Did that mean Powell and the Fed would pause their hikes? Absolutely not. NLW covers the "Hawkish Pause" press conference and the 25 bps interest rate raise.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW “The Breakdown” is written, produced and hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW. Research is by Scott Hill. Editing is by Rob Mitchell and Kyle Barbour-Hoffman. Our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach.
04/05/2314m 58s

Biden's DAME Mining Tax is an Attack on Bitcoin

The White House Council of Economic Advisors yesterday announced the Digital Asset Mining Energy (DAME) excise tax. The proposed 30% tax on "cryptomining" would be a soft ban on mining in the USA according to crypto industry experts.  Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW “The Breakdown” is written, produced and hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW. Research is by Scott Hill. Editing is by Rob Mitchell and Kyle Barbour-Hoffman. Our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach.
03/05/2316m 37s

The Suspicious Denial of Protego Trust: New York Magazine Finds Evidence of Operation Choke Point 2.0

Operation Choke Point 2.0 refers to the idea that there has been coordinated action by bank regulators to try to force crypto out of the system - something which the current administration strenuously denies. New York Magazine recently found more evidence than they might have believed for the effort. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW “The Breakdown” is written, produced and hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW. Research is by Scott Hill. Editing is by Rob Mitchell and Kyle Barbour-Hoffman. Our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach.
02/05/2315m 36s

First Republic's Failure Shows the Limits of Fed Bank Programs

After an extended ordeal, beleaguered First Republic Bank has been seized and sold to JP Morgan Chase. NLW covers the build up, the specifics of the deal, and why the example of First Republic illustrates the limits of what the Fed can control. Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast: https://pod.link/1438693620 Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nathanielwhittemorecrypto Subscribeto the newsletter: https://breakdown.beehiiv.com/ Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW “The Breakdown” is written, produced and hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW. Research is by Scott Hill. Editing is by Rob Mitchell and Kyle Barbour-Hoffman. Our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach.
01/05/2316m 39s