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The Breakdown
The Breakdown
Nathaniel Whittemore

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

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A Crypto Custodian Becomes the Latest Casualty

BitGo has agreed to buy Prime Trust as the crypto custodian becomes the latest casualty of the bear market (and... more

09 Jun 2023 · 10 minutes
Before Suing Them, Gary Gensler Once Offered to Be A Binance Advisor

Binance has alleged that Gary Gensler previously offered to be an advisor to the company. They say that this means... more

08 Jun 2023 · 12 minutes
The Crypto Community's Defiant Reaction to Gensler's Coinbase Lawsuit

Are we at the SEC Crypto endgame? This week the regulator has sued Binance and Coinbase and made it clear... more

07 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
Ban By Enforcement: The SEC Sues Binance and Coinbase

Yesterday the SEC sued Binance and CZ. Today, the SEC sued Coinbase. As Blockchain Association's Jake Chervinsky put it, it's... more

06 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
The Most Important Crypto Bill of 2023

On Friday, the chairs of the House Financial Services Committee and the Agriculture Committee shared draft legislation that is meant... more

05 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
Bitcoin Prehistory and A Warren Buffett AI Bot

On this week's Long Reads Sunday, NLW reads two pieces by Byron Gilliam: Crypto's family tree Will the next Warren... more

04 Jun 2023 · 14 minutes
DoJ Says SBF's Request to Dismiss Charges Are Dumb (Basically)

Today on the Weekly Recap, the latest out of the FTX bankruptcy and Sam Bankman-Fried's request to drop charges, plus... more

03 Jun 2023 · 11 minutes
Is A Fed Pause (Finally) Coming?

On today's episode, NLW digs into the macro landscape. Specifically he looks at how tightness in the labor market has... more

02 Jun 2023 · 12 minutes
Wait, Crypto Caused the Fentanyl Crisis?!

Today on The Breakdown, NLW looks at the latest assinine argument about crypto from Senator Elizabeth Warren, as well as... more

01 Jun 2023 · 12 minutes
Is China Coming Back to Crypto?

China's crypto policies appear to be shifting. From bans on trading and mining in 2021 to this year encouraging state... more

31 May 2023 · 15 minutes
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A Crypto Custodian Becomes the Latest Casualty
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