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On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW addresses the recent wave of increased regulatory scrutiny, one that has prompted the crypto industry to prepare itself for the possibility of legislation. The discussion includes: A distinction of regulatory categories Exchanges altering leveraged trading rules Uniswap’s token removal decision The increased …
 
Today on the Brief: Exchanges leaving China Binance looking to replace CZ with a regulatory-focused CEO Crypto venture funding continues In today’s main discussion, NLW addresses not one, not two but three crypto hearings today spread across the Senate and House. One with a focus on ransomware, another on central bank digital currencies and the las…
 
Crypto’s green weekend was the biggest surge in recent months. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW analyzes the various forces behind the success, including: An Amazon job posting and token rumor Viral tweets from a teenager and an astrologist Market structure explanations The first piece of news from Amazon was in the form of a “Digital Curren…
 
On this week’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads Nic Carter’s recent essay “Why Central Bankers Invoke Free Banking to Attack Stablecoins.” -- Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1438693620?at=1000lSDb Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/538vuul1PuorUDwgkC8JWF?si=ddSvD-HST2e_E7wgxcjtfQ Google:…
 
On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW covers: Institutional interest revamping The B Word conference, Elon’s reveal of SpaceX BTC holdings NFT platform OpenSea’s funding round success Regulatory bodies pursuing BlockFi -- Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1438693620?at=1000lSDb Spotify:…
 
This week, institutional involvement was revived after the past few months’ inactivity. NLW covers new evidence for institutional interest, including: A billionaire you can’t ignore JPMorgan offering crypto exposure Galaxy Digital’s big bank backers Elon Musk’s revelation that SpaceX, the space exploration company that he founded, held bitcoin was …
 
On this episode of “The Breakdown,” host NLW dissects a highly-anticipated discussion between Cathie Wood, Jack Dorsey and Elon Musk at yesterday’s “The B Word” conference, including: Wood’s predictions of deflation rather than inflation Dorsey’s unwavering belief in bitcoin as the internet’s native money Musk reveals he, Tesla, and SpaceX all hold…
 
Bitcoin is up just over 7% in the last 24 hours, following its first close below $30,000 since New Year’s Day. On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW proposes possible explanations for this reversal, including: Competing concerns of Inflation and slow post-COVID recovery Institutional interest in crypto A few weeks ago, headlines were centered aro…
 
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win.” In this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW examines crypto’s current “and then they fight you” phase, citing recent regulatory battles: New Jersey’s BlockFi interest accounts cease and desist order Stablecoins in the hot seat in recent meeting of U.S. presidential a…
 
In addition to the deep dive into distributed autonomous organizations, or DAOs, and their future in venture capital, today’s “The Brief” covers: Bitcoin futures trading approved for some Bank of America clients Stablecoin discussions entering the upper echelons of U.S. government The bubble continuing to inflate as markets roll over historical ind…
 
This week’s “Long Reads Sunday” is a reading of “Bitcoin: An Orange New Deal” by Andrew Bailey and Bradley Rettler. -- Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1438693620?at=1000lSDb Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/538vuul1PuorUDwgkC8JWF?si=ddSvD-HST2e_E7wgxcjtfQ Google: https://podcasts.goo…
 
On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW covers: The latest in Binance’s global regulatory troubles Leaked crypto legislation from Paraguay Capital Group’s big bet on MicroStrategy The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority slated to spend £11M on an anti-crypto campaign for young people -- Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast Apple: https…
 
Square has announced a new initiative, titled “TBD,” that CEO Jack Dorsey describes as “focused on building an open developer platform with the sole goal of making it easy to create non-custodial, permissionless and decentralized financial services.” Dorsey intends the platform to be developed completely transparently: “open road map, open developm…
 
On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW addresses recent shifts in institutional and regulatory discussions on crypto, including: How BlackRock CEO Larry Fink sees the state of crypto ShapeShift’s final structural shift Fed Chairman Jay Powell’s stance against stablecoins A dissenting letter from two SEC commissioners BlackRock made headlines when …
 
On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW analyzes a stablecoin-focused speech from Randal Quarles, vice chair of the Federal Reserve, starting with a primer on developing trends related to the topic, including: CBDC discussion, investigation and development across global powers The ability of stablecoins to make a U.S. CBDC redundant The conversatio…
 
On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW analyzes value investor turned bitcoin bull Bill Miller’s contrarian take on a possible upcoming market bubble. Miller’s background lies in traditional markets, with a massive portion of his portfolio grounded in strategically held Amazon shares. That, in addition to his relatively early bitcoin investments, …
 
In this episode, NLW focuses on: Inflation measures, impacts and who’s to blame News out of Paraguay concerning pro-bitcoin legislation A recent “Wall Street Journal” survey of economists revealed they expect higher inflation rates to persist for years to come. “Money Week” ran an op-ed playing on the increased attention on inflation where they pin…
 
On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads an excerpt from Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s questions to SEC Chairman Gensler about crypto and crypto exchanges. NLW then reads an essay responding to Warren’s recent discussions of the topic from Murtaza Hussain called “Elizabeth Warren’s Bitcoin Blind Spot.” -- Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the …
 
On this edition of “The Breakdown’s Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at how Wall Street momentum in crypto rose last year only to fade this year. With Circle coming to markets via a SPAC merger and Robinhood going public, is there a chance those events will bring some renewed excitement? -- Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast Apple: https://pod…
 
On this episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW analyzes President Joe Biden’s “Factsheet: Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy,” including: The shift in public sentiment against Big Tech The order’s implications to the tech and finance sectors Crypto’s decentralized nature as intrinsically anti-monopolist For a period of time, …
 
NLW explores the debate surrounding the GBTC unlock’s bearish or bullish nature on this episode of “The Breakdown,” including: Historical impacts of market structure on prices GBTC’s influence on markets as its premium attracted investors Analysis of the GBTC unlock bearish vs. bullish debate Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, GBTC is an investment vehicle t…
 
Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW explores what he calls “the shifting tectonic plates of the global social order.” On one side, he argues, are the forces of de-globalization, with nations turning inward and focusing on economic sovereignty. Part of that is states exerting more control over corporations and Big Tech. On the other is a process of de-nat…
 
On this extended-brief style episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW discusses recent news, FUD and policy in the world of crypto, including: The ransomware group behind the Colonial Pipeline attack strikes again An increasing list of regulatory actions against Binance The China crackdown on crypto trading The attack against Colonial Pipeline pushed ransom…
 
This conversation was originally released as a sponsored content webinar from Circle and CoinDesk. NLW decided to release it on his podcast of his own volition and was not paid to do so. The conversation covers why institutions are becoming interested in DeFi, which institutions are starting to participate and what barriers remain. -- Enjoying this…
 
On this holiday edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads Jeff Dorman’s “Debunking 10 Digital Asset Bear Market Theses.” -- Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1438693620?at=1000lSDb Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/538vuul1PuorUDwgkC8JWF?si=ddSvD-HST2e_E7wgxcjtfQ Google: https://podcast…
 
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