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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.

The Breakdown Nathaniel Whittemore

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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.

    CBDCs Aren't About Money, They're About Power

    CBDCs Aren't About Money, They're About Power

    A China-focused discussion on this week’s “Long Reads Sunday.”

    ‘My 401(k) is now my 401(k9)': Doge, SNL and Why This Was Quietly a Massive Week for Bitcoin

    ‘My 401(k) is now my 401(k9)': Doge, SNL and Why This Was Quietly a Massive Week for Bitcoin

    While everyone was paying attention to Dog Money, bitcoin was quietly accumulating institutional news.

    The Balkanization of Bitcoin: The Next Attack on BTC Is About Mining Provenance

    The Balkanization of Bitcoin: The Next Attack on BTC Is About Mining Provenance

    From Iran miner control to “OFAC compliant blocks,” a new attack vector has emerged.

    Are Banks Getting Nervous About Competition From DeFi?

    Are Banks Getting Nervous About Competition From DeFi?

    A new research paper from ING suggests that, at the very least, they’re paying more attention.

    The Biggest Bitcoin News of the Year? NYDIG CEO Explains How Latest Partnership Could Bring Bitcoin to 300M US Bank Accounts

    The Biggest Bitcoin News of the Year? NYDIG CEO Explains How Latest Partnership Could Bring Bitcoin to 300M US Bank Accounts

    NLW is joined today by Robby Gutmann, CEO of NYDIG. NYDIG is quickly emerging as one of the leading companies helping onboard institutions to bitcoin. This year, it received investment from and announced partners with companies like MassMutual, New York Life, Liberty Mutual, Morgan Stanley and more. 
    In this episode, Gutmann discusses why the firm’s latest partnership with bank software provider FIS could represent their biggest opportunity for bringing bitcoin to the masses yet.
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    Is Dogecoin at $0.58 a Triumph or an FU to the Crypto Industry?

    Is Dogecoin at $0.58 a Triumph or an FU to the Crypto Industry?

    As doge soars 45% in a day, the question of how to interpret its success is more pertinent than ever.

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317 Ratings

317 Ratings

95070b ,

Look forward to it every day!

Eventually, we all work our way to that regular podcast for which we cannot wait to hear awesome takes in the crypto sphere.

Nathaniel’s work is definitely that one for me.

Regular, quick updates, awesome insights, and unquestionably the best intro music in the industry:)

Keep up the great work, NLW!!

Jrestivo06 ,

I don’t miss an episode!!!

Love Love this podcast. So great to catch up on the crypto world in a succinct 12 min brief. One of my favorites, most recently, was the interview with Cathie Wood (replayed in March?). NLW was so excited and twitterpated - I got such a chuckle out of it. I hope she is on again soon. Such a brilliant lady. Thanks for creating such an easy listening podcast that is now a part of my every day ritual! Congrats on the baby!!

Ian Rubijono ,

Very informative

I’ve learned so much from this podcast in the last year. Often over my head when i first started listening, but used the confusion to learn and grow. Thank you NLW, a great daily pulse read for the crypto space

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