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Apr 10, 2021

Today on the Brief:

  • Crypto Climate Accord
  • Robinhood 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...

Apr 9, 2021

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...

Apr 8, 2021

Today on the Brief:

  • Coinbase’s monster Q1 numbers
  • 150 million evaporate from the global middle class
  • Jamie 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...

Apr 7, 2021

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 altcoins
  • Archegos fallout
  • US vaccine distribution
  • Outflows from Turkey
  • SPAC performance before and after mergers 
  • Decline in price and...

Apr 6, 2021

Today on the Brief:

  • The 88th anniversary of Executive Order 6102
  • Former SEC Jay Clayton on bitcoin regulations 
  • GBTC intends to become an ETF

Our main discussion: 

NLW breaks down the potential implications of the Coinbase IPO. He looks at the bullish arguments of mainstream presence, the potential to send people down...