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Mar 31, 2021

Today on the Brief:

  • BTC micro futures coming to CME
  • Michael Jordan is now an NFT investor
  • Bitcoin doesn’t care about Treasury yields

Our main discussion: PayPal has begun rolling out its crypto checkout tools to millions of merchants. NLW breaks down:

  • Why payments for day-to-day items have been historically...

Mar 30, 2021

Today’s episode of “The Breakdown” is an extended brief with five different topics:

  • NFTs make it to “SNL”
  • “Green” bitcoin mining
  • Square’s CFO thinks all companies should hold bitcoin in their treasuries
  • Crypto M&A doubles in 2020
  • Visa announces USDC as settlement currency 

Ultimately, he argues that...

Mar 28, 2021

On this edition of “Long Reads Sunday,” NLW reads David Hoffman’s essay “The Digital Cultural Revolution” from Bankless. The essay argues that culture, more than economics, will be the most important long-term beneficiary of the rise of crypto. 

Earn up to 12% APY on Bitcoin, Ethereum, USD, EUR,...

Mar 27, 2021

On this week’s Weekly Recap, NLW:

  • Highlights the four most important happenings around regulation and central bank digital currencies in the U.S.
  • Updates the macro inflation narrative for a “new normal” era
  • Digs into what we’ve learned recently about George Soros’ bitcoin and crypto strategy
Earn up to...

Mar 27, 2021

Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW digs into bitcoin and crypto markets. He argues that despite two weeks of sideways-down price action, there are a set of reasons to be optimistic:

  • Historically bad March months versus historically good Aprils
  • Retracements and pullbacks in 2017 
  • Analysis around options expiry in 2021