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Oct 31, 2020

On this week’s weekly recap, NLW looks at:

  • Bitcoin’s resilience in the face of a week where many investors went risk off, causing a drop in stocks and gold
  • JPMorgan’s dramatic three-year attitude shift around bitcoin and crypto 
  • Iran stockpiling bitcoin to be able to pay for imports
  • A new round of COVID-19...

Oct 31, 2020

One of the most powerful aspects of bitcoin is its mythology. 

In this episode, NLW explores the 12th anniversary of the Bitcoin white paper and the choices that went into its release date. 

Whether it was something to do with the Reformation or an allusion to the longstanding pagan tradition of Samhain, the one thing...

Oct 30, 2020

Today on the Brief:

  • FTX launches equities trading 
  • Avanti gets Wyoming bank charter
  • France locks down and ECB intimates new stimulus

Our main discussion: GDP growth report 

The Department of Commerce released its Q3 GDP numbers. Touted as record growth, this is actually a much more complicated story. In this episode,...

Oct 29, 2020

Today on the Brief:

  • Section 230 hearing with social media CEOs in Washington D.C.
  • Bitwise now has more than $100 million AUM
  • Trump website defaced with Monero request

Our main discussion: Markets go risk-off. 

With rising fear of COVID-19 lockdowns, everything from stocks to oil to gold and, yes, even bitcoin is down...

Oct 28, 2020

Today on the Brief:

  • Stocks down; bitcoin up
  • Consumer confidence shaky as baking supplies demand grows 3,400%
  • Bank for International Settlements and Swiss central bank to test CBDC this year

Our main discussion: JPM Coin. 

Initially announced in February 2019, JPMorgan’s JPM Coin is being launched for commercial use....