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Feb 29, 2020

The full week's episode run in one long-run, long-chill, long-sleep episode:

  • Monday | Caitlin Long on Coronavirus, Crypto Custody and Building a Bank
  • Tuesday | 6 Explanations for Crypto’s Coronavirus Focus
  • Wednesday | Is Bitcoin A Safe Haven or ‘Schmuck Insurance’?
  • Thursday | A 101 Guide To Ethereum’s ProgPoW...

Feb 28, 2020

After weeks of not reacting to Coronavirus, the markets took a profound turn for the worse this week, leading ultimately to the fastest correction - i.e. loss of 10% - in recorded history. 

In this episode of The Breakdown, @NLW is joined by crypto trader, DJ, and broad market thinker Scott Melker to discuss:

  • What the...

Feb 27, 2020

Last Friday on Ethereum’s core developer call, the devs agreed to push forward a controversial anti-ASICs consensus algorithm switch known as ProgPoW. 

The broader Ethereum community was not pleased, and has spent the last week debating both ProgPoW itself as well as the way decisions in the community get made. 


Feb 26, 2020

Bitcoin is having a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day. Many are using the dump - which from a timing perspective aligns with a broader market selloff among Coronavirus fears - as a way to diminish the “bitcoin as a safe haven” narrative. 

In this episode, @nlw revisits that narrative and argues that it is...

Feb 25, 2020

The spread of Coronavirus has dominated the news cycle across industries, but the discussion has been particularly fierce in both the finance and tech worlds, with crypto right in the lead. 

For a month or more, prominent crypto voices have been discussing the event in terms of skepticism of reported government cases,...