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BREAKDOWN: The Unexplored Risks of a US Digital Dollar

A reading of two recent essays on central bank digital currencies.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

For this week?s ?Long Reads Sunday,? NLW reads:

?What If Somebody Hacks the Money Pipeline Next?? By David Z. Morris

?A Central Bank Digital Currency Would Be Bad for the US? by Dante Disparte

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-23
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BREAKDOWN: Why the Carlyle Group?s David Rubenstein Says Governments Can't Stop Crypto

One of Capitol Hill?s most connected insiders says crypto is here to stay.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

On this week?s ?Breakdown Weekly Recap,? NLW explores U.S. regulatory FUD. He specifically looks at recent statements from the SEC?s Gary Gensler, as well as new Treasury Dept. policy that wants businesses to report crypto transactions of over $10,000 to the Internal Revenue Service. He argues that this is a ?bureaucrat's bull market? that will be focused on compliance, not banning.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-22
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BREAKDOWN: Why Bitcoiners Are Rooting for This Latest China Mining Ban to Finally, Actually Be Real

Could new pressure from the CCP remove coal-powered hash power from the bitcoin mix? 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

This week has been China story after China story in the world of crypto. Increasingly, NLW argues, bitcoiners are getting sick of the baggage that Chinese mining and Chinese state involvement place on bitcoin and crypto as a whole. In this episode, he looks at the latest news from China and points to interpretations from a number of voices that show why what appears to be FUD could actually be a welcomed development.

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-21
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BREAKDOWN: The Real Story of the Crypto Crash Has Very Little to Do With Elon or China

It wasn?t narrative but market structure that drove yesterday?s big move down. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

In this episode of ?The Breakdown,? NLW looks at the market structure dimension of the crypto crash, leveraging insights from Alameda Research, Willy Woo and many more. He explores: 

Why the recent bull run was driven by derivatives more than by spot tradingHow crypto moving onto exchanges signaled the big move downHow cascading liquidations made the down moves even more extreme What the industry thinks about 100x leverageInsider reports on how institutional investors responded

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-20
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BREAKDOWN: The Bloodbath-ening ? Is This the End of the Crypto Bull Market?

In a sea of red, investors ask whether this is just a bull market pullback or represents a more fundamental bearish turn.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

In one of the bloodiest days in recent crypto history, NLW looks at the reasons behind the wild market crash and explores whether it means an end to the bull market. As part of this, he explores five different categories of fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD):

Elon energy FUDResurgent tether FUDChina ban FUDUsed for crime FUDRegulatory FUD

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-19
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OPINIONATED: QuadrigaCX ? An Exit Scam or Just a Crypto Tragedy

This week, ?Opinionated? co-hosts Ben Schiller, Anna Baydakova and Danny Nelson are talking to Aaron Lammer, author of a podcast series about the now-defunct Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

The QuadrigaCX saga, first broken by our colleague Nik De and still not finished, could be a dark detective novel: Gerald Cotten, a CEO of a cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, reportedly dies in India, the crypto wallets are empty and his widow inherits a mind-blowing fortune, while users are trying to get their money back in court for years (the case is still ongoing). 

Aaron Lammer, an experienced crypto podcaster, took on a tricky task to tell the QuadrigaCX story to people who might not know about crypto but definitely can learn a thing or two from this thriller story. Aaron told us how he was investigating the QuadrigaCX story and trying to explain the basics of crypto to a non-crypto audience. The first episodes of his show, ?Exit Scam,? are now available for listening.

Aaron interviews a very diverse group of people who have insight into what could have happened at QuadrigaCX, from a private detective specializing in fake deaths to Michael Perklin, chief information security officer at ShapeShift, who knew Gerald Cotten personally. He walks us through what we know and don?t know about QuadrigaCX and its founders, and how the centuries-old history of scams and financial fraud got a new life in crypto. 

Enjoy the conversation, as we did, and definitely check out the podcast, an arresting detective story with elements of Crypto 101 course for everyone. 

Aaron?s Twitter handle is: @aaronlammer. 

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-19
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BREAKDOWN: No, China Didn?t Just Ban Crypto

Despite inflammatory headlines, today?s note from the People?s Bank of China was a reaffirmation of central bank policy from 2017.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

On today?s episode, NLW provides an extended brief style episode, covering:

Crypto?s allies on Capitol HillIs ?long bitcoin? the most crowded trade in the world?How much of the dip was just Tax Day?No, China didn?t just ban crypto Pomp launches Bitcoin Pizza 

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-18
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BREAKDOWN: Bitcoin Is the ?No Heroes? Asset

Bitcoin Twitter?s latest skirmish with Elon Musk has as much to say about the nature of power in a social media landscape as it does about bitcoin.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

If you thought last week?s Elon intrigue was over, think again. This weekend saw an absolute showdown at the bitcoin corral, with Musk seriously losing his cool. In this episode, NLW explores the tussle from a number of dimensions:

What it says about the efficacy of Bitcoin Maximalism What is says about Elon Musk specificallyWhat it says about power in a social media-powered world

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-17
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HARD PROBLEMS: Inside Bram Cohen's Proof-of-Work Reinvention

Bitcoin's 'Nakamoto Consensus' changed the world. For the first time ever, strangers on the internet were empowered by a system that allowed them to individually and jointly track who owned which internet-native items... First money, then early stage (and often illegal) investments, followed by digital cats, multi-million dollar art, viral memes and soon enough, well, everything.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and Bitstamp.

If there's one complaint (whether right or wrong) about Satoshi's breakthrough, it's the energy cost it comes at.

Whether you're talking about Bitcoin or the myriad other proof of work systems, 'Nakamoto Consensus' is a "competitive money burning process." Each time transactions are added to the permanent history it's a race to see who can prove their commitment to the network by finding the winning raffle ticket the fastest. Everyone races but only one wins and when each block is found, the process starts over. It's not a perfect system, but it works and it's the best one we've found... So far.

In this premiere episode of "Hard Problems", join BitTorrent inventor and Chia CEO Bram Cohen, CoinDesk's Adam B. Levine, community members JMHands and Michel Erb for a lively discussion of Bram's newly launched reinvention of distributed, proof of work consensus known as Proofs of Space and Time.

In it, we discuss

The challenges Bram believes his new system resolvesHow 'Proofs of Space and Time' works compared to traditional 'Nakamoto Consensus'The differences between Bitcoin mining and Chia farmingWhy improving proof-of-work is the better choice than proof-of-stake or other consensus systemsPlus many questions from the live Clubhouse audience, with a special line of questioning from Tuur Demeester

If you'd like to join the live audience for our next Clubhouse recording where Jeffrey "Sneak" Paul joins Bram to dig into the hard and growing problems behind Ransomware, follow 'bramcohen' and 'adamblevine' on Clubhouse.

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Bitstamp is the world?s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, supporting investors, traders and leading financial institutions since 2011. With a proven track record and dedication to personal customer service with a human touch, Bitstamp?s fast, secure and reliable crypto investing platform is trusted by over four million people worldwide. To learn more, visit www.bitstamp.net.

2021-05-16
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BREAKDOWN: Bitcoin Is Much More Than a Speculative Asset

Stories from Nigeria, Sudan and Ethiopia show how bitcoin is being used in the real world.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and Bitstamp.

This week?s ?Long Reads Sunday? is a reading of Alex Gladstein?s latest piece, ?Check Your Financial Privilege.? It follows the stories of people in three African nations who paint a very different picture from the rampant speculation you hear about in the news.

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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Bitstamp is the world?s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, supporting investors, traders and leading financial institutions since 2011. With a proven track record and dedication to personal customer service with a human touch, Bitstamp?s fast, secure and reliable crypto investing platform is trusted by over four million people worldwide. To learn more, visit www.bitstamp.net.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-16
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BREAKDOWN: Vitalik vs. Dog Money ? Recapping a Crazy Week in Crypto History

From Elon?s shenanigans to Vitalik?s SHIB rug pull, this was one for the history books.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and Bitstamp.

On this edition of ?The Breakdown?s Weekly Recap,? NLW discusses:

Why the Elon Musk issue is really one of power and audienceWhat the Colonial Pipeline attack reveals about our critical infrastructure The debate around Vitalik Buterin and the Shiba coins

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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Bitstamp is the world?s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, supporting investors, traders and leading financial institutions since 2011. With a proven track record and dedication to personal customer service with a human touch, Bitstamp?s fast, secure and reliable crypto investing platform is trusted by over four million people worldwide. To learn more, visit www.bitstamp.net.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-15
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BREAKDOWN: Why the DOJ, IRS Investigation Into Binance Could Be Good for Bitcoin

In almost any scenario, the industry faces one less category of FUD on the other side of the investigations.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and Bitstamp.

Today on the Brief:

More chaos from Elon MuskHedge funds moving into DeFi?Tether reserve attestations

Our main discussion looks at recent revelations of investigations by the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service around Binance. NLW breaks down:

What we know about who is involvedWhy the sound bite seems worse than the real storyWhy each possible outcome leads the Bitcoin industry to a better place 

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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Bitstamp is the world?s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, supporting investors, traders and leading financial institutions since 2011. With a proven track record and dedication to personal customer service with a human touch, Bitstamp?s fast, secure and reliable crypto investing platform is trusted by over four million people worldwide. To learn more, visit www.bitstamp.net.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-14
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BREAKDOWN: Et tu, Elon? What?s Really Behind Tesla?s Bitcoin Betrayal

Tesla has stopped accepting bitcoin due to environmental concerns ? or so it says.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and Bitstamp.

Crypto Twitter exploded last night when Elon Musk announced Tesla was backtracking and would no longer be accepting bitcoin as payment for cars. The debate came fast and furious about whether this was genuine environmental concern and, if so, how Elon was just discovering it now. On this episode, NLW looks at other interpretations, including:

Elon playing 4D chess with the priceThe simple vagaries of an eccentric billionaire Pressure to remain in ESG portfolios Shifting government narratives  

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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Bitstamp is the world?s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, supporting investors, traders and leading financial institutions since 2011. With a proven track record and dedication to personal customer service with a human touch, Bitstamp?s fast, secure and reliable crypto investing platform is trusted by over four million people worldwide. To learn more, visit www.bitstamp.net.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-13
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BREAKDOWN: 46M Americans Now Own Bitcoin as Inflation Rises to Highest Level in 13 Years

Do rising inflation and rising levels of bitcoin ownership have anything to do with one another?

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioand Bitstamp.

Today on the Brief:

SEC throws cold water on bitcoin ETF dreamsMoneyGram brings bitcoin for cash to 12,000 locations (for a hefty fee)Palantir considering adding bitcoin to balance sheet

Our main discussion:

Inflation has seen its biggest growth month in a very long time. Is it just transitory or reducible to base effects or is something more going on? Meanwhile, a new survey suggests 46 million Americans now own bitcoin. Related? 

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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Bitstamp is the world?s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, supporting investors, traders and leading financial institutions since 2011. With a proven track record and dedication to personal customer service with a human touch, Bitstamp?s fast, secure and reliable crypto investing platform is trusted by over four million people worldwide. To learn more, visit www.bitstamp.net.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-12
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BREAKDOWN: Crypto to Replace Dollar as World?s Reserve Currency? Investing Legend Stanley Druckenmiller Thinks So

The argument that the dollar is losing prestige worldwide got a major boost from a legendary investor. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and Bitstamp.

Last year, hedge fund gurus like Paul Tudor Jones set off the wave of institutional bitcoin buying by cementing the narrative of bitcoin as an inflation hedge. Today, one of those investors - Stanley Druckenmiller - is back with even more dire pronouncements about the likely implication of Federal Reserve policies. The dollar, he says, will lose reserve currency status in the next 15 years. The most likely candidate to replace it? Crypto.

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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Bitstamp is the world?s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, supporting investors, traders and leading financial institutions since 2011. With a proven track record and dedication to personal customer service with a human touch, Bitstamp?s fast, secure and reliable crypto investing platform is trusted by over four million people worldwide. To learn more, visit www.bitstamp.net.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-11
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BREAKDOWN: If Prices Keep Going Up, We Might Have to Start Calling It Inflation

Every day sees new reports of prices going up ? from commodities to plastic to fruit. Are we ready to use the ?I? word? 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and Bitstamp.

Today on the Brief:

Elon Musk saves an SNL flop with a dogecoin satellite Growing interest in Ethereum UBS explores offering crypto to wealthy clients

Our main discussion:

The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are both running headlines about increasing consumer prices. For now, most pieces like these remain a healthy combination of spot data (in other words specific companies raising prices) and anecdotes versus aggregate data. That isn?t stopping a new inflation narrative from forming, however. Listen to find out what it means. 

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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Bitstamp is the world?s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, supporting investors, traders and leading financial institutions since 2011. With a proven track record and dedication to personal customer service with a human touch, Bitstamp?s fast, secure and reliable crypto investing platform is trusted by over four million people worldwide. To learn more, visit www.bitstamp.net.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-10
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BREAKDOWN: CBDCs Aren't About Money, They're About Power

A China-focused discussion on this week?s ?Long Reads Sunday.?

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioNEAR.org and Genesis Trading.

On this week?s ?Long Reads Sunday,? NLW reads Sune Sorenson?s ?China Is Opting Out of US-Run Financial System.? He also discusses recent pieces by Niall Ferguson and The Economist that point to a growing conversation about CBDCs that is fundamentally about power and the global system.

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NEAR.org - Infrastructure for innovation. NEAR is an open-source platform that accelerates the development of decentralized applications overcoming high fees and slow speeds with its fast, scalable, low-cost, and climate-neutral blockchain protocol. One transaction on NEAR consumes about 1300x less carbon than a similar transaction on other chains.

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Click here to read the Genesis Q1 2021 Digital Asset Market report. To learn more about Genesis, click here. To learn more about Genesis Prime, their prime brokerage offering, click here. The information provided in this communication does not constitute investment advice. Please see this link for important disclosures.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-09
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BREAKDOWN: 'My 401(k) is now my 401(k9)' ? What Happens to Doge After Elon Hosts ?SNL??

While everyone was paying attention to Dog Money, bitcoin was quietly accumulating institutional news.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioNEAR.org and Genesis Trading.

On this edition of ?The Breakdown?s Weekly Recap,? NLW looks at:

Why ETH should have had most of the attentionThe camps forming around dogecoin and why it?s likely to dump after ?Saturday Night Live?A slew of massive institutional bitcoin news that flew under the radar

"Remy: Dogecoin Rap" (Dog Money), ReasonTV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbI31x3FpS0

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NEAR.org - Infrastructure for innovation. NEAR is an open-source platform that accelerates the development of decentralized applications overcoming high fees and slow speeds with its fast, scalable, low-cost, and climate-neutral blockchain protocol. One transaction on NEAR consumes about 1300x less carbon than a similar transaction on other chains.

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Click here to read the Genesis Q1 2021 Digital Asset Market report. To learn more about Genesis, click here. To learn more about Genesis Prime, their prime brokerage offering, click here. The information provided in this communication does not constitute investment advice. Please see this link for important disclosures.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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Image credit: Popular meme based on Doge meme, Elon Musk and The Lion King

2021-05-08
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BREAKDOWN: The Balkanization of Bitcoin ? The Next Attack on BTC Is About Mining Provenance

From Iran miner control to ?OFAC compliant blocks,? a new attack vector has emerged.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioNEAR.org and Genesis Trading.

Today on the Brief:

Square puts up monster Q1 bitcoin numbersFirst crypto comments from new SEC Chair Gary Gensler3 new institutional bitcoin developments 

Our main discussion: 

As bitcoin becomes more mainstream, the attempts from the powers that be to control it will become more subtle. This week, NLW argues we got a preview of a new approach to trying to exert that control. He argues there is a new attempt to Balkanize Bitcoin and looks at:

Iran banning crypto that wasn?t mined in the countryMarathon mining an ?OFAC-compliant? blockKevin O?Leary insisting on only owning bitcoin not mined in China 

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NEAR.org - Infrastructure for innovation. NEAR is an open-source platform that accelerates the development of decentralized applications overcoming high fees and slow speeds with its fast, scalable, low-cost, and climate-neutral blockchain protocol. One transaction on NEAR consumes about 1300x less carbon than a similar transaction on other chains.

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Click here to read the Genesis Q1 2021 Digital Asset Market report. To learn more about Genesis, click here. To learn more about Genesis Prime, their prime brokerage offering, click here. The information provided in this communication does not constitute investment advice. Please see this link for important disclosures.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-07
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BREAKDOWN: Are Banks Getting Nervous About Competition From DeFi?

A new research paper from ING suggests that, at the very least, they?re paying more attention.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioNEAR.org and Genesis Trading.

Today on the Brief:

MercadoLibre has added bitcoin to its balance sheetGalaxy Digital buys BitGo Debates around the new, improved, real economy 

Our main discussion:

While the last year has seen a massive amount of growth in decentralized finance, it has been mostly driven by enfranchised insiders and builders. In this bull market, that is starting to change. In today?s episode, NLW looks at a recent paper by the $1.1 trillion bank ING around where DeFi fits in the context of traditional finance.

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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NEAR.org - Infrastructure for innovation. NEAR is an open-source platform that accelerates the development of decentralized applications overcoming high fees and slow speeds with its fast, scalable, low-cost, and climate-neutral blockchain protocol. One transaction on NEAR consumes about 1300x less carbon than a similar transaction on other chains.

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Click here to read the Genesis Q1 2021 Digital Asset Market report. To learn more about Genesis, click here. To learn more about Genesis Prime, their prime brokerage offering, click here. The information provided in this communication does not constitute investment advice. Please see this link for important disclosures.

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Join thousands of newsmakers and influencers talking the future of money at Consensus 2021, a live virtual experience from CoinDesk. (Use discount code "BREAKDOWN" to save $25!) 

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2021-05-06
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BREAKDOWN: NYDIG CEO Explains How Latest Partnership Could Bring Bitcoin to 300M US Bank Accounts

The latest in NYDIG?s year of institutional partnerships has perhaps the broadest potential for financial inclusion in Bitcoin yet.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR.org and Genesis Trading.

NLW is joined today by Robby Gutmann, CEO of NYDIG. NYDIG is quickly emerging as one of the leading companies helping onboard institutions to bitcoin. This year, it received investment from and announced partners with companies like MassMutual, New York Life, Liberty Mutual, Morgan Stanley and more. 

In this episode, Gutmann discusses why the firm?s latest partnership with bank software provider FIS could represent their biggest opportunity for bringing bitcoin to the masses yet. 

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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NEAR.org - Infrastructure for innovation. NEAR is an open-source platform that accelerates the development of decentralized applications overcoming high fees and slow speeds with its fast, scalable, low-cost, and climate-neutral blockchain protocol. One transaction on NEAR consumes about 1300x less carbon than a similar transaction on other chains.

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2021-05-05
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BREAKDOWN: Is Dogecoin at $0.58 a Triumph or an FU to the Crypto Industry?

As doge soars 45% in a day, the question of how to interpret its success is more pertinent than ever.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR.org and Genesis Trading.

NLW asked his Twitter followers about what the success of dogecoin meant to the crypto industry. He got an extremely diverse set of takes. Some see it as a triumph of crypto?s uncontrollability. Some see it as a triumph of the underlying bitcoin tech working on a forked chain that hasn?t had much maintenance in years. 

Others see it as a damning indictment of the market as a whole; something that shows what a joke the whole industry is. 

Which is it? Can it be both?

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2021-05-04
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BREAKDOWN: Why Bitcoin Is Making Some Legendary Investors Emotional

From Charlie Munger?s ?civilization? comments to the Taproot activation, everything you need to know to start your week.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, NEAR.org and Genesis Trading.

Today on The Breakdown, NLW looks at:

Charlie Munger?s and Bill Maher?s weekend comments about bitcoin and why we?re likely to see a lot more of this type of critique the more the bull market heats upThe beginning of Taproot?s ?Speedy Trial? The Digital Dollar Foundation beginning private U.S. CBDC testsSource reporting PayPal is exploring launching a stablecoin

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2021-05-03
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BREAKDOWN: Wall Street?s Bitcoin Isn?t Your Bitcoin

A reading of Ben Hunt?s latest essay ?In Praise of Bitcoin.?

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and NEAR.org.

Ben Hunt is the author of the wildly popular and always provocative ?Epsilon Theory.? In his recent essay ?In Praise of Bitcoin,? he calls on bitcoiners to rise up and recognize that the ?bitcoin? being adopted by Wall Street is an abstraction that comes with unacceptable compromises. 

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2021-05-02
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BREAKDOWN: Welcome Back, Flippening Narrative

After a good performance from ETH this week, partisans are calling for a flippening yet again.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and NEAR.org.

On this edition of ?The Breakdown?s Weekly Recap,? NLW explores:

Why JPM and Tesla drove the bitcoin storyWhy Ethereans are hot on the call for a ?flippening? againWhy CBDCs are low key one of the most important stories of 2021

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2021-05-01
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BREAKDOWN: Crypto's War of the Roses ? The 7 Factions of the 2021 Bull Market

From BTC to ETH to NFTs to DOGE, it?s a battle for attention out there.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and NEAR.org.

On today?s episode, NLW gives a comprehensive view of the battleground for attention and resources that makes up this 2021 bull market, including:

BitcoinEthereum and DeFiEthereum alternatives Ponzi coinsStablecoins and CBDCsNFTsDoge

Where do the next fights and fault lines lay? Listen and find out.

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2021-04-30
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BREAKDOWN: What an Increasingly Booming Economy Means for Bitcoin

What macro role does bitcoin play as GDP and consumer confidence grow?

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and NEAR.org.

For the past year, bitcoin?s narrative has been deeply tied to the larger macro narrative of looming inflation. As the economy starts to boom, many continue to point to the spectre of inflation as a bullish force for bitcoin.

In today?s episode, NLW explores growing confidence in the markets and what it means for bitcoin. In particular, he looks at what it would mean if consumer inflation didn?t show up. Would bitcoin be cast aside, or are there properties and uses that make it relevant even outside its role as a monetary hedge?

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2021-04-29
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BREAKDOWN: Visa's CEO on Crypto ? "This Is a Space We Are Leaning Into in a Very, Very Big Way"

Visa?s earnings call makes it clear just how invested the company is in the crypto space. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and NEAR.org.

Today on the Brief:

Elon pumps Doge againDetailing Biden?s $1.8T American Families Plan Turkey, Iran, SEC

Our main discussion looks at comments this week from Visa CEO Al Kelly on the company?s relationship with crypto, analyzing the five areas of opportunity Visa has identified:

Helping customers buy BTC and cryptoEnabling digital cash outs to fiatEnabling TradFi to offer crypto to customersSettlement via stablecoins Central bank digital currencies 

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2021-04-28
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BREAKDOWN: Tesla's Bitcoin Selling Shows How BTC Is More Than Digital Gold

According to Elon himself, it was all about demonstrating bitcoin?s liquidity. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and NEAR.org.

Yesterday Bitcoin Twitter reacted in horror upon discovering that Tesla had sold 10% of its bitcoin. Elon has paper hands! Institutions will abandon us! The horror and scorn ran far and wide. 

On today?s episode, NLW argues that:

The sales proved to Tesla that bitcoin has deep liquidityThat the combination of store of value plus upside plus liquidity makes bitcoin uniquely valuable as a treasury asset

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2021-04-27
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BREAKDOWN: JPMorgan's Bitcoin Journey ? From 'Worse Than Tulips' to 'Not My Cup of Tea' to New Product

Sources say JPMorgan?s new actively managed bitcoin product will be available this summer.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and NEAR.org.

Today on the Brief:

Sports and crypto come togetherWTF is going on in Turkey?Wyoming DAO law 

Our main discussion: After years of CEO Jamie Dimon ragging on bitcoin, JPMorgan is reportedly set to offer a new actively managed bitcoin product. In this episode, NLW looks back at Dimon?s comments on BTC and how things have changed over time. 

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2021-04-26
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BREAKDOWN: Bitcoin and the New Non-Governmental Monetary Reality

A reading of Nik Bhatia?s latest essay for CoinDesk. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

For this week?s ?Long Reads Sunday,? NLW reads Nik Bhatia?s latest piece: ?Asset Managers, Owning Bitcoin Is Now Your Fiduciary Duty.? He also provides more thoughts on the notion of bitcoin as a non-sovereign money and what that might mean in terms of global balances of power.

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2021-04-25
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BREAKDOWN: 2017 PTSD and the Dip That Ate Alt Season

The story of the week was the Tale of Two Dips. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

On this edition of ?The Weekly Recap,? NLW looks at the twin dips that shaped the week. He argues that one upshot is the dips may have taken the wind out of the sales of some very 2017-esque froth that threatened the entire industry.

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2021-04-24
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BREAKDOWN: What Biden's Tax Hike Has to Do With Money Printing and Inflation

Some say this amounts to a way to profit off assets inflated by monetary policy.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

Today on the Brief:

Coinbase Pro to list USDTA new Bitcoin Mayor in TennesseeETH and BTC ETF updates

Our main discussion looks at President Biden?s proposed increase of the capital gains tax rate. NLW breaks down everything bitcoiners are saying about it, with a particular focus on what it has to do with monetary policy. 

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2021-04-23
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BREAKDOWN: This Earth Day, Let's Reclaim the Bitcoin Energy Debate

Bitcoin mining isn?t destroying the planet, it?s creating a solution to key problems of renewable energy.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

Today on the Brief:

Crypto M&A heats upIs ETH deflationary now?Cathie Wood is the Michael Saylor of Coinbase stock

Our main discussion:

Square?s Bitcoin Clean Energy Initiative and ARK Investments have teamed up to release a memo about how bitcoin addresses key issues in the renewable energy space. Not only do renewables make sense as an energy source for mining, but bitcoin mining as ?the energy buyer of last resort? could address key issues of intermittency and grid congestion. 

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2021-04-22
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BREAKDOWN: ICO 2.0 ? How Will Big Bitcoin-Buying Institutions React to Inevitable Crypto Market Froth?

A whiff of 2017 is in the air as TikTok investors and pump-and-dump private groups increase. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

The years 2017 and 2018 were some of the frothiest, wildest times in crypto market history. Their fallout also dragged the industry down for years, leaving an unmistakable stench of scam for many. 

Thus far in this market cycle, much of those excesses have been avoided. Attention and energy has largely been focused on the rise of institutional bitcoin players, or other areas like decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFT) that, while some of the prices might be shocking, at least are full of good faith actors. 

On today?s ?The Breakdown,? NLW looks at some of the more concerning recent trends that have the stench of 2017 all over them. Can we avoid another cycle where ?alt season? games drag down everything else? 

Part of the answer to that may lie in how bitcoin?s new institutional buyers react to the froth.

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2021-04-21
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BREAKDOWN: Governments Banning Bitcoin? Not So Fast as Former Regulators Brooks and Giancarlo Join Crypto Companies

Despite the FUD, the prospects for bitcoin and crypto in a broader regulatory context have never looked brighter. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

As this cycle heats up, ?governments will ban bitcoin? is one of the top areas of fear, uncertainty and doubt. On this episode, NLW breaks down why that FUD just doesn?t hold much weight right now, looking at:

Why the examples of India, Turkey, Nigeria and China are not as bad as what people have posited Why the early indications suggest the Biden administration is more open to crypto than what the Trump administration ended up being Why it matters that two crypto companies today announced major board members and executives from the regulator world 

Specifically, NLW looks at Brian Brooks and Chris Giancarlo?s trajectory in both the regulatory sphere and crypto and what their new private sector engagements might mean.

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2021-04-20
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BREAKDOWN: No, Bitcoin's Flash Crash Wasn't Caused by Turkey or Money Laundering or China or Any Other FUD

Instead, the weekend?s rapid price action had its roots in over-leveraged traders.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

In 20 minutes on Saturday night, bitcoin?s price fell by more than 12%. Crypto Twitter raced to explain it as the byproduct of hashrate crashes after Chinese miners went offline, a suspicious report about the U.S. Treasury Department going after crypto money launders, and/or an upcoming ban in Turkey on using cryptos as currency. 

NLW argues that all of those explanations are hogwash and that the crash had much more to do with leverage in the system than any fancy narrative.

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2021-04-19
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BREAKDOWN: A Point-by-Point Rebuttal of the Most Recent Bitcoin Environmental FUD

A reading of Nic Carter?s latest painstaking response to the New York Times? recent hit job.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

On this week?s ?Long Reads Sunday,? NLW reads Nic Carter?s ?On Bitcoin, the Gray Lady Embraces Climate Lysenkoism,? a rebuttal of the New York Times? recent piece on bitcoin energy consumption he says is riddled with false data and debunked sources. 

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2021-04-18
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BREAKDOWN: Here Are All the Institutions That Bought Bitcoin While You Weren't Paying Attention

A look at the news that flew under the radar this week.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

On this edition of the ?Weekly Recap,? NLW looks at three key themes:

The continued institutionalization of bitcoin (and, increasingly, ethereum as well) Warning signs of market mania in DOGE and NFT pricesGlobal intrigue around bitcoin and central bank digital currencies

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2021-04-17
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BREAKDOWN: Dogecoin - The Emperor of All S**tcoins and the Master of Memes

After a 9,392% run-up over the last three months, is there something about DOGE beyond the meme?

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

Dogecoin is on a tear. And it?s causing many mainstream media outlets to call ?bubble.? On this episode, NLW breaks down DOGE as:

Valueless memecoinInternet culture incarnateDada-esque protest to a broken system 

Much wow. 

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2021-04-16
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BREAKDOWN: Why the Biden Administration Is Increasingly Concerned With China?s Digital Currency Efforts

A shifting global balance of power is causing a rethink in the U.S.? relationship with cryptocurrency. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

On today?s ?The Breakdown,? NLW looks at an underreported story from earlier this week. There are increasingly loud whispers that officials across several agencies, including Treasury, National Security and Defense, are growing concerned with China?s digital currency efforts. 

NLW looks at:

Why CBDCs are about power, not digital efficiency Why Facebook?s libra was the starting gunChina?s possible objectives Why the U.S. tone on a digital dollar is changing How Gary Gensler as SEC Chair could portend a broader attitude shift for the U.S. vis a vis digital currencies

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2021-04-15
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BREAKDOWN: The Definitive Guide to Coinbase Going Public

From the company?s history to business model to controversy, it?s everything you need to know.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

On the day of Coinbase?s historic direct listing on NASDAQ, NLW answers your most important questions about the company and its place in the industry. 

How did Coinbase become successful?What is the crypto public's perception of Coinbase?What is Coinbase's business model and how has that model been shifting?What is Coinbase's role in the recent institutional shift in bitcoin?Does Coinbase have any controversy in its past?Why did Coinbase choose a direct listing?What are people expecting, price wise?Why did BTC and ETH hit all-time highs in advance of the listing?How might Coinbase impact the crypto markets? 

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2021-04-14
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BREAKDOWN: The Real Story of Inflation Right Now

New CPI numbers show growing inflation, but is that the whole story? 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

There is perhaps no question more debated in macroeconomics than what sort of inflation we?re likely to see in the coming years. Many are convinced that the combination of a growing money supply, expansionary monetary policy, pent-up demand, reshoring of manufacturing and more are pointing us to a secular inflation era. Others say the forces of deflation and disinflation, like technology and demography, are too strong. 

In today?s episode, NLW looks at not only the latest Consumer Price Index numbers released today, but also recent Producer Price Index surveys, wage growth and more to try to put together a more complex, nuanced picture of the likely inflation scenarios going forward.

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2021-04-13
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BREAKDOWN: Coinbase Going Public Is the Bitcoin Bull Market's First Big Test

This inflection point moment could have major implications for where markets head next

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io.

Coinbase is set to go public via direct listing on Wednesday.

In today?s episode, NLW breaks down why this is the current bull market?s first big test, looking at:

Mainstream narratives Institutional liquidity Retail participation Spillover effects The direction in which we head next 

What?s clear is that this bull run does not equal 2017 and will be shaped by a largely different set of forces. 

Byzantine General?s overview thread: https://twitter.com/ByzGeneral/status/1381095621017354240

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2021-04-12
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BREAKDOWN: How Bitcoin Can Help Break Cycles of Poverty

A reading of an essay from University of Wyoming philosophy professor Bradley Rettler.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and this week?s special product launch, Exodus.

This week?s edition of ?Long Reads Sunday? features NLW reading Bradley Rettler?s ?The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Bitcoin.? It is an argument that, far from being just a speculative tool for the already wealthy, bitcoin represents a disruptive force that can combat wealth inequality.

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2021-04-11
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BREAKDOWN: So, Is This a Bitcoin Supercycle or What?

Some say ?top signal,? others say ?Supercycle.? Who is right? 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and this week?s special product launch, Exodus.

On this week?s ?Weekly Recap,? NLW digs into the theory of the bitcoin supercycle. Are we in the same sort of four-year, halving-driven, boom-bust cycle that has characterized bitcoin so far, or are the new institutional participants breaking us out of that in a fundamental way?

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2021-04-10
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BREAKDOWN: Liberty Mutual and State Street Are the Latest Institutions to Join the Bitcoin Party

Institutional participation in Bitcoin shows no signs of slowing down. 

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and this week?s special product launch, Exodus.

Today on the Brief:

Crypto Climate AccordRobinhood crypto trading The decentralization of venture capital

Our main discussion:

This week was absolutely chock-full of institutions getting into the bitcoin space, yet barely anyone noticed. From Liberty Mutual and Starr Insurance investing in NYDIG to a massive real estate company moving treasury into bitcoin and accepting it for rent, the institutional infiltration of bitcoin shows no signs of stopping.

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Exodus empowers people to control their wealth through a safe and reliable non-custodial crypto wallet, placing the ownership of digital assets back into the user?s hands. Your keys, your crypto. Download Exodus today and learn more at exodus.com.

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2021-04-09
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BREAKDOWN: Is Bitcoin a Chinese Financial Weapon? Peter Thiel Ignites a Geopolitical Debate

Recent comments from the PayPal founder, early Facebook investor and renegade libertarian political donor ignite a discussion about the battle around the world?s reserve currency.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and this week?s special product launch, Exodus.

Peter Thiel is nothing if not good at igniting controversy. For the last 24 hours or so, Bitcoin Twitter (and really, FinTwit and TechTwit and Politics Twitter as well) have been hotly debating his assertion in recent remarks that bitcoin had become a ?Chinese financial weapon.?

In today?s episode, NLW breaks down:

The debate around Thiel?s comments Why bitcoin is more likely a threat to Chinese aspirations around the digital yuan?s future status as a global currency than the U.S. dollarWhy digital dollars like tether and USDC might make this whole debate moot from the get-go

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Exodus empowers people to control their wealth through a safe and reliable non-custodial crypto wallet, placing the ownership of digital assets back into the user?s hands. Your keys, your crypto. Download Exodus today and learn more at exodus.com.

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2021-04-08
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BREAKDOWN: 'Rising Bitcoin Adoption Tide' ? The Best of Bloomberg's Latest Bullish Bitcoin Report

A new Bloomberg report argues bitcoin is replacing gold more rapidly than expected.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and this week?s special product launch, Exodus.

Today on the Brief:

Coinbase?s monster Q1 numbers150 million evaporate from the global middle classJamie Dimon?s shareholder letter comments on crypto

Our main discussion: Bloomberg?s latest crypto outlook is out. In this episode, NLW looks at seven aspects of the report:

Bitcoin as digital reserve asset in a low-yield worldPrice support at $50,000Price possibilities of $400,000 in 2021Gold replacement happening more quickly than anticipatedGrowth in publicly traded companies with crypto exposure Exchange outflowsThe supremacy of USD digital currencies 

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Exodus empowers people to control their wealth through a safe and reliable non-custodial crypto wallet, placing the ownership of digital assets back into the user?s hands. Your keys, your crypto. Download Exodus today and learn more at exodus.com.

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2021-04-07
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BREAKDOWN: From Dinosaur Altcoins to the Kimchi Premium, 13 Numbers That Tell the Story of Markets Right Now

A look at the most illuminating statistics and metrics across bitcoin, crypto and global markets.

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io and this week?s special product launch, Exodus.

On today?s episode, NLW provides a whistle stop tour of some of the most interesting and illuminating numbers from crypto and traditional markets, including:

The pop in Jurassic Park altcoinsArchegos falloutUS vaccine distributionOutflows from TurkeySPAC performance before and after mergers Decline in price and volume of NFTsCoinbase valuationStablecoin transaction volume And more! 

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Nexo.io lets you borrow against your crypto at 5.9% APR, earn up to 12% on your idle assets, and exchange instantly between 75+ market pairs with the tap of a button. Get started at nexo.io.

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Exodus empowers people to control their wealth through a safe and reliable non-custodial crypto wallet, placing the ownership of digital assets back into the user?s hands. Your keys, your crypto. Download Exodus today and learn more at exodus.com.

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2021-04-06
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