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

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

    The SEC Backs Off Another Crypto Enforcement Action

    The SEC Backs Off Another Crypto Enforcement Action

    The SEC has dropped it's three year investigation into the Stacks ecosystem. It's a good outcome -- but at an absurd cost that simply shows how moribund and counterproductive the SEC's regulation by enforcement strategy has been.

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    The Theory and Practice of Bitcoin Politics

    The Theory and Practice of Bitcoin Politics

    In this LRS, NLW reads two op-eds about Bitcoin in politics. The first is about why Bitcoin doesn't care about politicians. The second is about how bitcoin could actually be used in the political process.

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    https://bitcoinmagazine.com/politics/bitcoin-as-a-notarization-layer-for-political-agreements

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    The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

    The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

    Recorded live with Scott Melker on Friday July 12th, 2024.

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    Trump Speaking At Bitcoin Conference

    Trump Speaking At Bitcoin Conference

    As pro-crypto Democrats tried to get more alignment and consideration between the Biden Administration and the crypto industry, Former President Trump announced that he will be speaking at the Bitcoin conference in a couple weeks. NLW provides the latest in crypto politics.

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    Powell Inches Towards Rate Cuts

    Powell Inches Towards Rate Cuts

    NLW does a macro roundup, including recent comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the possibility of increased unemployment and the need to move towards rate cuts. Plus a check in on politics in France, the UK and Argentina.

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    For the First Time Ever, Crypto is an Official Part of a Major Political Party Platform

    For the First Time Ever, Crypto is an Official Part of a Major Political Party Platform

    The GOP officially released their platform this week and crypto made the cut. NLW shares community reactions to the concise but frankly pretty encouraging section on cryptocurrency. A right to mine? A right to self-custody? Boy, how the times have changed.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
706 Ratings

706 Ratings

genious genopolis ,

The best Macro and crypto podcast.

NLW is an incredibly smart guy knowledgeable in macro and digital assets. His shows may not get into as much depth as others (like What Bitcoin Did or Bankless) but I find these better because I ALWAYS make time to spend 15 or so minutes on this podcast. I also watch the others but don’t always have an hour or two to spend listening to the very in-depth podcasts. NLW, hope to meet you someday at an industry conference like Bitcoin 2024 - Nashville or somewhere else. Thanks for imparting your vast knowledge on us to help educate us budding digital asset fans!!!

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Outstanding

A really thoughtful smart show

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Great non biased reporting on Bitcoin and macroeconomic forces.

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