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Jan 16, 2021

Today on the Brief:

  • Initial jobless claims grow the most since March
  • Biden unveils emergency relief plan
  • Fed Chair Powell discusses CBDCs and stablecoins

Our main discussion: Is Miami about to put 1% of its treasury into bitcoin? 

Since December 2020 there has been a lot of conversation about whether Miami could...

Jan 15, 2021

On today’s episode of The Breakdown, NLW is joined by Dan Held, growth lead at Kraken and a serial bitcoin entrepreneur. 

As the market heats up, so, too, does the number of articles and tweets spreading FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). Some of the FUD is new, much of it is old and all of it deserves a response. 

Jan 14, 2021

Today on the Brief:

  • Visa drops $5.3B Plaid acquisition after DOJ antitrust suit
  • ECB President Christine Lagarde discusses bitcoin and digital euro 
  • Acting OCC chief Brian Brooks to step down this week 

Our main discussion: Gary Gensler rumored to be the new SEC Chair. In this episode, NLW discusses:

  • Gensler’s...

Jan 13, 2021

Today on the Brief:

  • Whales accumulated during yesterday’s crash 
  • Kentucky legislators introduce bill to attract crypto miners
  • UBS lowers the threshold for charging savers because of negative interest rates

Our main discussion: What China’s prospective nationalization of Alibaba has to do with the nation’s...

Jan 12, 2021

Today on the brief:

  • Trump ejected from social media 
  • Bakkt confirms plans to go public via SPAC
  • NYDIG buys Digital Assets Data

Our main discussion: Are we at the beginning of a new FUD cycle? 

In this episode, NLW looks at:

  • What happened with bitcoin’s big price crash
  • How the crypto community is reacting to...