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Sep 16, 2021

Today on The Breakdown, NLW examines SEC Chair Gary Gensler’s testimony yesterday in front of the Senate Banking Committee. He discusses:

  • How some allies from the Infrastructure Bill put the screws to Gensler on lack of clarity around securities designation
  • How Gensler is trying to redefine stablecoins 
  • Warren and...

Sep 8, 2021

El Salvador’s bitcoin legal-tender law goes into effect today. NLW looks at the recent controversy surrounding the law, including:

  • Institutional controversy why the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank don’t like the law 
  • Bitcoiner skepticism why some aren’t convinced the law should force...

Sep 4, 2021

On this edition of the Weekly Recap, NLW looks at Loot (for Adventurers), the newest NFT sensation. Unlike the “JPEG” or Avatar NFTs, Loot bags are sets of theoretical items for a theoretical game set in a theoretical fantasy world. Created by one of the co-founders of Vine, Loot absolutely took off this past week,...

Sep 4, 2021

On this special episode of The Breakdown, NLW looks at what we learned over the summer and what the fall holds for different parts of the crypto industry and surrounding spaces, including:

  • The macroeconomic landscape
  • Regulatory battles
  • Bitcoin 
  • NFTs
  • Layer 1 battles 
  • CBDCs and stablecoins 

Sep 2, 2021

On today’s episode, NLW takes a historical look at Silicon Valley’s relationship with Bitcoin. NLW explores why so many in Silicon Valley missed Bitcoin in the early days, why smart contracts made more sense to them (and fit with their funding model), and what Jack Dorsey’s support of Bitcoin all means. Finally,...