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Apr 30, 2020

The Lebanese pound has lost at least 50% of its value since last year. 220,000 people have lost their jobs. Food prices are up 58%. An estimated 75% of the population needs assistance of some kind. And over the last two nights, at least a dozen banks have been torched by protesters.   

The catalyst? Not coronavirus, but...

Apr 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis rages, it takes on new economic and political dimensions. The frames for many of the most important questions for the next decade are being set now, in this moment. 

On this episode of The Breakdown, NLW is joined by Maya Zehavi, a long-time blockchain consultant known for her insightful...

Apr 27, 2020

The bitcoin halving is just two weeks away. While the COVID-19 crisis pushed attention off the momentous event for a while, the discussion is coming back fast and strong. Google searches for the bitcoin halving already exceeding the 2016 peak, despite almost no mainstream media coverage. 

In this episode, NLW breaks...

Apr 25, 2020

The full week's content in a single convenient long-run episode.

  • Monday | Bearish or Bullish? What Oil, DeFi Hacks and Cash Hoarding Tell Us About Markets
  • Tuesday | From Proof of Health to UBI: How Everything Changes Post COVID-19, Feat. Joe McCann
  • Wednesday | The History of the Dollar System From Bretton Woods to QE...

Apr 24, 2020

Yan Pritzker is the CTO and cofounder of Swan Bitcoin, an automated bitcoin only investing app aiming to be the best onramp to bitcoin. He is also the author of Inventing Bitcoin. 

On this episode, he and NLW discuss:

  • How immigrating from the Soviet Union taught Yan about capital controls 
  • Buying bitcoin at $30 in...