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A daily analysis of macroeconomics, bitcoin, geopolitics and big picture power shifts, hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore @nlw. The Breakdown is produced and distributed by CoinDesk.

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A daily analysis of macroeconomics, bitcoin, geopolitics and big picture power shifts, hosted by Nathaniel Whittemore @nlw. The Breakdown is produced and distributed by CoinDesk.

    ‘America and Sound Money,’ the Most Important Bitcoin Essay of the Last Year

    ‘America and Sound Money,’ the Most Important Bitcoin Essay of the Last Year

    A reading of the “Stone Ridge 2020 Shareholder Letter” by Ross Stevens

    • 35 min
    Crashes, Rallies and Stimulus: A Normal Week for 2021 Bitcoin

    Crashes, Rallies and Stimulus: A Normal Week for 2021 Bitcoin

    The second full business week of January has demonstrated many trends that NLW argues will shape bitcoin and crypto throughout the year.

    • 9 min
    Will Mayor Suarez's Miami Be the First Major City to Buy Bitcoin?

    Will Mayor Suarez's Miami Be the First Major City to Buy Bitcoin?

    The entrepreneurial mayor brings his recruitment of tech talent to the crypto space with the potential of a 1% investment of the city’s reserves into BTC.

    • 17 min
    The Definitive Breakdown of All Bitcoin FUD, With Dan Held

    The Definitive Breakdown of All Bitcoin FUD, With Dan Held

    From “backed by nothing” to “China mining control,” a complete look at the best response to every category of bitcoin FUD out there.

    • 46 min
    A New SEC Chair Who Actually Understands Bitcoin and Crypto?

    A New SEC Chair Who Actually Understands Bitcoin and Crypto?

    After his most recent stint teaching about blockchain at MIT, former CFTC head Gary Gensler is reportedly the next SEC Chair.

    • 14 min
    Is China Poised to Nationalize Alibaba?

    Is China Poised to Nationalize Alibaba?

    The International Business Times reports China might nationalize Alibaba. Here’s what that has to do with China’s digital currency efforts.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

ZackAmz ,

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The most on-the-pulse macro econ/crypto/fin Tech daily review & reflection / discussion podcast available rn.

I’m used to listening to Armchair Expert, WTF, Off Camera,Here’s the thing, the Hollywood reporter and Tim Ferriss and since the pandemic, I‘ve barely listenned to anything but this and a select few others.

NLW—Mad respect 🙌🏼💁🏻‍♂️

blackFrrd ,

Fast to become a favorite

He speaks clearly, and discusses his topics concisely. I also like that his podcast don’t go on to boring lengths, leave that for the others.

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Great podcast

Balanced approach with thoughtful insight. Highly recommended.

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