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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.

    Massive Expansion of Crypto Sanctions Power Snuck into Senate Budget Proposal

    Massive Expansion of Crypto Sanctions Power Snuck into Senate Budget Proposal

    Yes, they're trying to do it again: sneak a massive expansion of anti-crypto powers into a bill that has nothing to do with crypto. Same play as the 2021 infrastructure bill. This time, however, the crypto political machine is watching much earlier.
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    Questions about Bitcoin and Macro to Start the Week

    Questions about Bitcoin and Macro to Start the Week

    NLW looks at the end of last week where we saw a market shift in traditional and crypto markets. Here's what happened, and why.
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    Getting Crypto Regulation Right

    Getting Crypto Regulation Right

    A reading and discussion inspired by
    https://blockworks.co/news/end-sec-war-on-crypto
    and
    https://blockworks.co/news/crypto-regulators-us-global-legislation
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    The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

    The Five Most Important Stories in Crypto This Week

    From Bank of Canada rate cuts to Biden's SAB121 veto to Roaring Kitty, NLW and Scott Melker are back with the week's most important news.
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    The Bank of Canada Cuts Rates; Will the Fed Follow?

    The Bank of Canada Cuts Rates; Will the Fed Follow?

    The Bank of Canada has moved to cut interest rates, with the markets pricing in additional cuts throughout the end of this year. Will the US Federal Reserve follow suit or are the two central banks dealing with a fundamentally different set of circumstances?
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    The Surprise Second Biggest Bitcoin ETF Inflow Day Ever

    The Surprise Second Biggest Bitcoin ETF Inflow Day Ever

    ETF's aren't supposed to behave like this. They're not supposed to have a nearly $900m inflow day five months in after the hype has purportedly dissipated. Then again, when did Bitcoin ever do things the way others did?
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
701 Ratings

701 Ratings

kfixbwhdisa ,

Outstanding

A really thoughtful smart show

Doctor Flounder ,

Great Show

Great way to stay informed on ongoing in Bitcoin but the show never discusses use cases. There are lots of smart people dedicated to develop viable use cases for Bitcoin, this type of education would accelerate acceptance and remove regulatory and political headwinds. Big fan of show.

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The best

I have been listening for years and it’s easily my favorite podcast. Keep up the good work.

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