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Oct 28, 2021

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

On today’s episode, NLW does an extended brief, covering:

  • The CFTC Chair arguing for more power to regulate crypto
  • Comments from the FDIC chair saying that banks need to be allowed to participate in crypto markets 
  • The latest CBDC efforts from Europe and Nigeria
  • Bakkt hooks up...


Oct 27, 2021

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

2021 has been the year of crypto regulation. In China, that has manifested as a complete banning of bitcoin mining and crypto trading. In the U.S., the verdict is still out, but it has been clear there has been a fair bit of jockeying behind the scenes for authority. A new report...


Oct 26, 2021

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

At Messari’s Mainnet conference in September, rumors flew that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had served a subpoena on a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol founder moments before he was set to speak on stage. The rumors were confirmed late last week when Terraform...


Oct 24, 2021

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

On today’s “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW tells the story of PleasrDAO buying a one-of-a-kind hip hop album, and what it means that the U.S. government is interacting with this new type of collective. He also reads:

How to Do Business as a DAO

Thread: DAOs as Changing the Fate of...


Oct 23, 2021

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

On this edition of “The Breakdown’s Weekly Recap,” NLW covers:

  • The record-setting performance of the first bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund and what happens next as new ETFs come to market 
  • A massive spate of fundraising, particularly for crypto-focused venture capital...